- Booking Type Instant Booking
- duration 15 days
- tour type Private and Group
- age requirement 10+ years old
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Maximum altitude 5416 meters
- Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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- Enjoy trekking on one of the best trails in the world
- Cross the world's highest navigable pass, the Thorong La Pass (5416m)
- See Annapurna I, II, III and IV as well as Dhaulagiri and Machapuchare mountains up close
- Travel to the world's deepest gorge, the Kali Gandaki Gorge
Drive from Kathmandu to Nagdi and start your trek from there. Travel past the villages of from Nagdi, Chamje and Chame to reach Manang, where you will stay for a day to acclimatize yourself. Cross the mighty Thorong La Pass (5416m), the highest navigable pass in the world, and descend to Jomsom (2750m) via Kagbeni. Enjoy amazing mountain views from Poon Hill before driving to Kathmandu.
Trek past beautiful mountain hamlets, through rhododendron forests and over the foothills of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains. Enjoy fantastic views of Annapurna I, II, III and IV as well as Dhaulagiri and Machapuchare mountains, among others.
Cross innumerable rivers and streams. See stunning waterfalls and gurgling hot springs as well as the deepest gorge in the world, the Kali Gandaki Gorge, during this trip. Please refer to the itinerary for more about this incredible trekking experience.
Bashu worked extremely well with the porter Suman, who really fulfilled the role of an assistant guide rather than a porter. His English was superb and he knew the itinerary and route like the back of his hand. I felt we were lucky to get the both of them but this could be part of the training that the Company has organized for their employees.
Overall, this trip was worth every penny and I look forward to travelling with Bashu again!”
Upon booking, as usual, Chhatra answered all my questions with prompt reply, as we are in USA, due to the time zone difference, we need to wait till Nepals day time but I always got answer ready from Chhatra when I woke up in the morning, love this certainties. We requested Kumar as our guide for Annapurna trip as we had great experience with him last year, he is a professional yet very entertaining guide. Steered us from the danger zone in Chola Pass last year, and shown us the tricks to tackle with the length Thorong La Pass (5416m), as a photographer, I am hesitate to ask others for taking pictures for us, but I had no doubt giving the job to Kumar, he can manage most of the camera and mobile phone cameras and always shot photos for my liking.
Annapurna has better eating experience compare to EBC, and Kumar knows which tea houses has the best local food, and provided us options and suggestions for each of our meals, what an honest guy! Plus, before and after meals, Kumar always show us the available games in the tea house and taught them to us as we were not familiar.”
Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu - Beshishar - Nadi
Day 2: Nadi - Chamje
Day 3: Chamje - Bagarchhap
Day 4: Bagarchhap - Chame (2710m)
Day 5: Chame - Pisang(3240m)
Day 6: Pisang - Manang(3540m)
Day 7: Manang (acclimatization)
Day 8: Manang - Yak Kharka (4120m)
Day 9: Yak Kharka - Thorong Phedi (4,560m)
Day 10: Thorong Phedi - Thorong La(5,416m) - Muktinath(3,802m)
Day 11: Muktinath - Jomsom(2,750m) via Kagbeni
Day 12: Jomsom - Tatopani (1,190m)
Day 13: Tatopani - Ghorepani (2,750m)
Day 14: Poonhill - Nayapul - Pokhara
Day 15: Pokhara - Kathmandu
- A highly experienced, English-speaking trekking guide as well as an assistant guide if the group size exceeds 6 people
- Three meals a day during the trek (breakfast, lunch and dinner) as well as fresh fruits in the evening
- All accommodation during the trek (in lodges and guesthouses) as well as one night's stay in a hotel in Pokhara
- Bus to and from Kathmandu. Shared jeep or bus from Jomsom to Tatopani
- All necessary trekking permits as well as government taxes and official expenses
- Use of a sleeping bag, down jacket and a duffel bag (in case you don't have them). They have to be returned after the trek. A Nepal Eco Adventure t-shirt and a cap as souvenir
- A first aid kit and an oxymeter. In a worst case scenario, arrangements of an emergency helicopter evacuation service (to be paid for by your travel insurance)
- An adventure certificate after the trek is over
- Airport Pick up
- Airport Drop
- Nepal entry visa fees (USD40 for 30 days)
- Hotel and meals in Kathmandu
- Travel insurance
- International tickets to and from Nepal
- All personal expenses
- All alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks
- Tips for the guide, and porter (if you have added a porter to help you carry your backpack)
- Earn US$ 33+ in travel credits.
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.Other Practical InformationEssential equipment for trekking in Nepal A sleeping bag certified for temperature up to -15 degree Celsius Comfortable hiking boots. Make sure they are tried and tested before you go Spare boot laces Lightweight trainers/shoes to wear in lodges A waterproof jacket Waterproof trousers A fleece jacket A down jacket A fleece sweater Light-weight woollen vests & a long or short-sleeved shirt Warm hiking trousers Underwear A Warm hat (can be purchased in Kathmandu for a couple of pounds). A Wide rimmed sun hat 2 – 3 pairs good quality walking socks Warm gloves or mitts A large rucksack or Duffel bag (55 to 70 liters) A rucksack liner or a thick bin bag A day sack (25 to 40I) Sunglasses. High factor sunscreen Lip balm preferably with sun bloc Ear plugs (Walls in lodges are very thin) A head torch and spare batteries. 2 water bottles (at least 1 liter each) A water purification kit Toiletries A small hand towel (do not bring large towels. They are bulky and heavy) Toilet paper (you can buy cheap, poor-quality paper along the route) ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Non essential but recommended equipment Walking or hiking poles A light-weight windproof jacket A neck warmer A sleeping bag liner Wet wipes A length of string or para-cord (12 feet) Half a dozen clothes pegs Safety pins Plastic bags, shop carrier bags. These come in handy for a myriad of reasons Shorts Camera (can recharge batteries at an additional cost in lodges) Binoculars Book/games/cards etc Travel diary Hand cleansing gel After-sun/moisturizer
- Is this the “new” circuit trail that avoids roads?
- Is there a “new” Annapurna circuit trail that avoids roads?
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?