Annapurna Circuit Trek

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4.5 Based on 34 Reviews
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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • max group size 35
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +15
Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
  • Choose a different tour Select a new tour run by the same tour operator within 30 days of departure.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • One of the top treks in the world.
  • Wide Thorong La Pass.
  • Breathtaking Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.
“Annapurna Circuit Trek – Enthralling diversified Himalayan Trail”

Annapurna Circuit Trek is the most famous and fun filled adventurous journey towards the Himalayas of
Nepal. Trekkers will be blessed by the sight of magnificent mountains of different height and significance. From the deepest gorge to the world famous high altitude pass as well as various hamlets of Tibetans, Chhetris, Brahmins, Sherpa, Thakali and Gurung people make the voyage enthralling.

Trekkers will traverse through green lush forests, valley and on the bank of rivers. The feeling would be mystical and mythical. The sight of mountains and picturesque landscape would make the mind and soul absolutely busy. Gaze at the stupendous creations of Mother Nature and garner the thrilling adventure of walking on the Himalayan land. Cross the most popular Thorong La Pass (5416 m) and shower the happiness of exploring gorgeous Manang and Lower Mustang region of Nepal.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek encompasses the temperate – alpine forests belts along with the different vegetation as well as wildlife type. Trekkers will get acquainted with the low hills region of Nepal in the beginning then experience high Himalayan lifestyle in middle then they get acquainted with the Hilly-Himalayan lifestyle. This peculiar experience makes it alluring in terms of socio-cultural excursion also.
Major Highlights of The Annapurna Circuit trek are mountains (Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Annapurnas, Tukuche, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri, Himchuli etc.), high pass (Thorong La), deepest gorge of the world the Kaligandaki Gorge), multiethnic villages, wildlife (450 species of birds, 9 types of rhododendrons, 100 mammals etc.) and temperate – alpine vegetation.

The unique combination of nature and culture is what makes the Annapurna Circuit trek one of the most famous trekking routes in the world. Unique Adventure International will make sure that you get a fantastic trip!
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 34 reviews
Just completed Annapurna circuit
5 - Excellent
  • Esma
  • On Apr 10 2021
“We had the 15 day Annapurna circuit with Unique adventures: Unique provided us with a guide, Ramesh and a porter, Nima. They have guided us since we steped out of the Kathmandu airport. The organization was extremely smooth as we didn't have to think about anything, except enjoying our journey. Unique provided our missing trekking equipment, handled the arrival, transfers, bus tickets, hotel, tea house reservations, food... my father and I had a great time, the trek was organised in a way that allows us to both acclimatize progressively for the pass, and enjoy the best Annapurna circuit scenary at the same time. Ramesh and Nima were helpfull in every moment of the circuit, and solved numerous problems that are common in these types of trekking trails. We were feeling safe and secure at all times. Being lucky with the weather, we had a memorable experience that will stay with us for a lifetime.Thank you Unique, Ramesh, and Nima:)”
Life changing
5 - Excellent
  • JULIE LIM
  • From Canada
  • On Dec 04 2019
“My first time in Nepal and I chose to do the Annapurna Circuit trek. From beginning to end I was taken care of and am now leaving with the best memories. My guide Harka and Potter Armish were and amazing team! Harka's years of experience and knowledge of the regions made it especially helpful when learning about Nepali culture! There was a horrible blizzard the night at high camp but we managed to make it to Thorong La pass the next morning with clear skies and 5cm of snow. Our group went first and Harka expertly lead the way for everyone else coming after. Special thanks to Khum and Krishna for helping me with the booking process as well! I would recommend Unique Adventure to anyone looking to trek in Nepal. Thank you for the amazing trip!”
Annapurna Circuit short treck
5 - Excellent
  • Raluca Bancos
  • From Romania
  • On Nov 26 2019
“Great treck with beautiful landscapes. The difficulty is easy to medium, the great challange is the acclimatisation.”
Very Good
4 - Very Good
  • Taylor Birks-Stock
  • From New Zealand
  • On Oct 14 2019
“Very Good”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Day 01: Drive to Khudi (792meter)
  • Day 2: Trek to Bahundanda (1314 meter)
  • Day 3: Trek to Chyamje (1400 meter)
  • Day 4: Trek to Dharapani (1943 meter)
  • Day 5: Trek to Chame (2713 meter)
  • Day 6: Trek to Pisang (3185 meter)
  • Day 7: Trek to Manang (3540meter)
  • Day 8: Acclimatization at Manang (visit Chonkor View Point)
  • Day 9: Trek to Yak Kharka (4000meter)
  • Day 10: Trek to Thorong Phedi / High Camp (4500meter/4700meter)
  • Day 11: Trek to Muktinath (3800meter) after crossing Thorong La
  • Day 12: Drive to Tatopani (1190meter)
  • Day 13: Trek to Ghorepani (2856meter)
  • Day 14: Climb Poon Hill, trek to Nayapul & drive to Pokhara
  • Day 15: Drive back to Kathmandu
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Airport pick up and drop off, upon arrival and departure in Kathmandu.
  • Pre-trek meeting.
  • All transportation: Kathmandu - Khudi, Muktinath - Tatopani, Nayapul - Pokhara and Pokhara - Kathmandu.
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast.
  • 1 professional, licensed and English speaking mountain guide.
  • Well experienced English speaking assistant guide if the group size exceeds 5+ persons.
  • Guesthouse accommodation during the trek.
  • Full board meal during the trek (Main course - breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
  • All necessary trekking permits: Annapurna Conservation Area and Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) fee.
  • First aid medical kit, Oxymeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
  • Unique Adventure sleeping bag, down jacket and duffel bag.
  • All applicable taxes as pre the government rules and regulations.
  • All organizational requirements.
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
  • Hotel in KTM/Night
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Nepal visa (USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days).
  • Your international flight to and from Nepal.
  • Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation if needed whilst trekking).
  • Hotels in Kathmandu.
  • Porters to carry luggage (you can add a porter when booking).
  • Bar and beverage bills, tea / coffee / drinking water. Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, internet, battery charger, hot shower etc
  • Tips for guide, porter, driver.
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GOOD TO KNOW
CANCELLATION

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

Other Practical InformationRecommended Gear Lists: 01.) Good wind/rain jacket 02.) Warm fleece jacket or jersey 03.) Good boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light full leather boots 04.) Good -20 Sleeping bag (which can be rented or buy in Kathmandu) 05.) A comfortable day pack, preferably with a waistband. 06.) Fleece jacket or pullover 07.) Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional) 08.) Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket 09) Down vest and/or jacket (optional) 10.) Lightweight gloves 11.) Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer 12.) Sun hat or scarf 13) Light balaclava or warm fleece hat 14.) Sunglasses with UV protection 15.) T-shirts 16.) Underwear 17.) Hiking shorts 18.) Lightweight cotton long pants 19.) Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms 20.) Fleece or wool pants 21.) Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants 22.) Thin, lightweight inner socks 23.) Thick, warm wool hiking socks 24.) Hiking boots with spare laces 25.) Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Other necessary equipment: 1.) Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries 2.) Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag 3.) Basic First Aid Kit (We also provide comprehensive first aid medical kit and Oxymeter) 4.) Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag 5.) Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) 6.) Water bottles (2 bottles recommended) 7.) Toiletries 8.) Small wash towel COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • An average group size of maximum 8 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented per local government advice. Frequent disinfection of regularly touched surfaces is highly encouraged. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be ensured in our accommodations and also during transportation.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travelers safe.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • 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.

  • 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 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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