Annapurna Circuit Trek

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5.0 Based on 6 Reviews
  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Private
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 15-60 yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Maximum altitude 5416 meters
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
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HIGHLIGHTS
  • See spectacular views of the Annapurna Range
  • Cross the Thorong La pass at over 5416 meters, one of the widest passes in the world
  • Trek to the deepest gorge in the world
  • Enjoy trekking through the beautiful Annapurna region and Kali Gandaki valley
The Annapurna circuit trek is a popular classic trekking route among trekkers worldwide. Filled with magnificent views and mountain scenery, this adventurous 160–230 km hike around the majestic Annapurna massif located in the north-central part of Nepal, is the most preferred long-distance trek in the world.

The trek starts from a low altitude and reaches a height of 5,416 meters at the Thorang La pass, the highest and most challenging pass of the trek. This splendid pass is the best spot on earth to view the sublime beauty of the mighty Himalayas. The trek also crosses two different river valleys encircling the Annapurna range.

Annapurna Circuit Trek begins at Besisahar in the Marshyangdi river valley and ends up in the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world. The scenic trail passes through paddy fields, subtropical forests, amazing waterfalls, huge cliffs, and several villages. Lodges, teahouse accommodation, and hygienic meals are all available along the trek.

Take the opportunity to meet different ethnic people, and learn about their culture and livelihoods. Manang Valley and Lower Mustang are influenced by Tibetan culture. You will also visit Muktinath, a famous Hindu, and Buddhist temple.

Visitors will have magnificent views of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Mt. Machhepuchhre (6,993m), Mt. Manaslu (8,156m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455m) and Tilicho Peak (7,134m) around the circuit.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 6 reviews
Great Memories
5 - Excellent
  • Christine
  • From Switzerland
  • On Jan 25 2020
“Very pleasant trip, not to difficult with a very good crew (thank you Buddhi and Ramesh!!!), We were in December, perfect view.”
Annapurna lower circuit
5 - Excellent
  • Mohiuddin
  • On Jul 23 2019
“To see life, to see hardshi, to see happines you must go for this trekking.
We planned for abc but due to weather and avalanche we had to plan for lower circuit trekkin. We found it is kind of heaven we are stepping in.
The beauty the nature Can't be explaine. You must go and be speechless”
Took care of everything
5 - Excellent
  • Saul Archila
  • From USA
  • On Dec 03 2018
“The Annapurna Circuit is filled with opportunities to get to know the way people in the Himalayas live their day to day lives as well as views difficult to compare to anywhere else in the world.”
Very Good
4 - Very Good
  • Lucian Popescu
  • From Canada
  • On Oct 31 2017
“Very Good”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Kathmandu arrival and transfer to the hotel (1350m)
  • Day 2: Drive to Syange (1100m,)
  • Day 3: Trek to Dharapani (1960 m.)
  • Day 4: Trek to Chame (2710 m.)
  • Day 5: Trek to Pisang (3300m)
  • Day 6: Trek to Manang (3500 m)
  • Day 7: Acclimatization day
  • Day 8: Trek to Yak Kharka (4110 m.)
  • Day 9: Trek to Thorang Phedi (4420 m.)
  • Day 10: Trek to Muktinath (3800 m) via Thornag La pass (5416 m)
  • Day 11: Trek to Jomsom (2600m.)
  • Day 12: Fly to Pokhara
  • Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu
  • Day 14: Departure from Nepal
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Airport and hotel shuttles as per the itinerary
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu city including breakfast
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Pokhara city including breakfast
  • Accommodation in lodges/tea houses while on the trek (twin sharing)
  • Full board meals during the trek with tea/breakfast. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Annapurna conservation area trekking permit and other essential entry fees
  • Airfare from Jomsom to Pokhara
  • All long-range ground transport by tourist bus
  • One experienced local trekking guide for the trek (inclusive of insurances)
  • First aid medical kit box carried by our guide
  • Sleeping bags and company duffel bags to use for the trek.
  • Trip achievement certificate.
  • All applicable taxes and company service charge.
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Porter for the trek.
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • International flights
  • Any personal expenses such as phone calls, laundry bill, any alcoholic beverages etc.
  • Tips to the trekking guide and porter
  • Porter for the trek
  • Use of WIFI, hot shower, charging, etc during the trek.
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CANCELLATION

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • Is there a “new” Annapurna circuit trail that avoids roads?

    Despite some rumors, there isn't a “new” Annapurna Circuit Trek. It is the same Annapurna Circuit Trek that it always has been. In some parts, trekkers will be walking on the road and in other parts, trekkers will be walking on a trail.

  • How much money do I need to bring with me?

    Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.

  • How much should my backpack weigh?

    A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.  

  • Do I need a porter?

    The decision to hire a porter is up to you and usually based on your fitness level and/or budget. One porter can be shared between two people and can carry up to 25 kg. Many trekkers hire a porter to have a more comfortable trek.

  • Do I require a porter for carrying water?

    On most popular treks you can expect plenty of places where you can refill your water bottle, meaning you don’t need to carry a huge water supply with you. Bring an extra bottle of water if you are concerned. If you already have a porter, you can ask him/her to carry water as long as it is within the weight limit. Another option is to carry water purification tablets or LifeStraw, both of which can be found in Kathmandu.

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