Annapurna Circuit Trek

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5.0 Based on 8 Reviews
  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 18 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 6+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Trek difficulty Medium
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +19
  • Walk through narrow suspension bridges witnessing amazing waterfalls
  • Experience breathing in thin air at higher altitudes
  • Cross popular Thorong La Pass, the highest point of this trek (5,416 m)
  • Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Annapurna Himalayas
The Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the renowned treks which attracts many travelers to the beautiful Himalayan country of Nepal. Experience the perfect blend of beautiful nature, culture and adventure during our Annapurna Circuit Trek.

Trekking around Annapurna Circuit is initiated after taking a 8-10 hrs drive from Kathmandu towards Syange via Besisahar. During the initial days, we trek through barley, rice and potato fields across the lower regions of the Annapurna conservation area.

The delight of crossing the popular Thorong La pass at an altitude of 5416 meters on the way to Muktinath from Manang with the surrounding views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna I is just incredible. Trekking through Muktinath we descend along the Kaligandaki valley towards the Marpha which is famous for its apple products including apple whiskey.

Another highlight of this trek will be walking through the deepest gorge of the world, the Kaligandaki Valley. After Kaligandaki we head towards Tatopani to relax our body in a natural hot spring. Passing through the Magar and Gurung village on our trails we hike towards Poon Hill at an altitude of 3210 meters which is famous for the spectacular views of snow capped mountains like Annapurna Himalayan ranges, Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges and Mt. Manaslu.

Most of the time while we are on the panoramic trekking trail of Annapurna circuit, we get spectacular views of three eight-thousanders: Manaslu (8156 m), Annapurna 1 (8091 m) and Dhaulagiri (8167 m). Mt. Annapurna II (7940m), Mt. Annapurna III (7550m), Mt. Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna South (7220m), Tilicho Peak (7135m), Nilgiri (7040m), Mt. Fishtail (6998m), Lamjung Himal (6985m), Hiunchuli (6445m), Tukuche Peak (6920m) are more to be named among many other minor peaks; its an awe inspiring place, the views are simply spectacular.

Annapurna Circuit Trek is best experienced if you possess moderate level of physical fitness with passion towards walking, exploring the rich diversity of nature and culture.
5 - Excellent
Based on 8 reviews
Feeling Accomplished
5 - Excellent
  • Michel Van Veenendaal
  • From USA
  • On Nov 02 2018
“From start to finish easy planning. Everything went smoothly. Icicles team made several recommendations which worked well for us. Guide: Bikash Porter: Rajkumar were very attentive. We requested some changes While trip was underway, which the team made happen. Highly Recommended.”
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Annapurna Circuit trek March 2018
4 - Very Good
  • Anonymous
  • From Australia
  • On Mar 26 2018
“Coming from Australia I can say that the Annapurna Circuit is like nothing I've experienced before. Behind the closest hills are higher hills, behind those serious mountains. Not long into the trek and I'm higher than anywhere in Australia.
The climb up to Throng La Pass is literally breath taking but the sight of the flag covered market is a thrill.
Down the other side and on to Ghorepani and the sunrise from Poon Hill. Spectacular.
Should have allowed more time in Pokara”
5 - Excellent
  • Matthew Kragen
  • From USA
  • On Jan 24 2018
An Once in a Lifetime Trek
5 - Excellent
  • Weiyi Zheng
  • From China
  • On Dec 30 2017
“If you have 15~18 days to spare, you can't go wrong with this world's most famous and classical trek. You would experience a vast diversity both landscape wise and culture wise. Icicles Adventure did a great job arranging for the logistics. And our guide Tika was very responsible and friendly for taking care everything along the whole trek.”
  • Day 1: Drive Kathmandu to Beshishahar then to Khudi
  • Day 2: Trek start from Khudi to Sirung
  • Day 3: Sirung to Jagat
  • Day 4: Jagat to Dharapani
  • Day 5: Dharapani to Chame
  • Day 6: Chame to Pisang
  • Day 7: Pisang to Manang
  • Day 8: Acclimatization Day at Manang Village
  • Day 9: Manang to Yak Kharka
  • Day 10: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi
  • Day 11: Muktinath (3,800/12,467ft) via Thorung La pass
  • Day 12: Muktinath to Marpha
  • Day 13: Marpha to Kalopani
  • Day 14: Kalopani to Tatopani
  • Day 15: Tatopani to Ghorepani
  • Day 16: Hiking -Poonhill (3210m/10531ft), trek to Tadapani
  • Day 17: Tadapani to Ghandruk and drive to Pokhara
  • Day 18: Drive back to Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu to Beshishahar and Beshishahar to Khudi in local public jeep/bus
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu in tourist bus
  • TIMS and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit
  • One professional, knowledgeable and friendly English speaking trekking leader including his salary, food, transportation, accommodation, equipment, insurance
  • Local teahouse/lodge accommodation (twin sharing ) during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • One night accommodation in Pokhara in budget tourist hotel
  • All government taxes & office service charge
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag for use during trek
  • First aid medical kit
  • Complimentary: T-shirt, duffel bagtrekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • Airport pickup/drop if needed upon arrival and departure
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
  • Nepal visa and airfares
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu or Pokhara (except one night)
  • All kind of drinks (alcoholic, hot, or cold)
  • Porter
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, bar bills, laundry, battery recharge, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, extra porters, etc)
  • Personal equipments and clothing
  • Tips for guides and porters (Expected but not mandatory)
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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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