Annapurna Circuit Trek

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  • duration 20 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Maximum altitude 5416 meters
  • Trek difficulty Medium
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
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HIGHLIGHTS
  • Poon Hiil, One of the Best Viewpoints in the World to See a Panoramic View of Mountains.
  • Thorong La Pass (5,416 m), the Highest Point of the Annapurna Circuit Trek.
  • Manang Valley, close to the Nepal Tibet Border.
  • Muktinath Temple.
Since it opened to foreign trekkers in 1977, the Annapurna Circuit has become renowned as one of the most spectacular trekking routes in the world with lush green valleys and fascinating villages that offer impressive snow-capped views of the white Himalayas. Starting from less than 1,000 meters, it gives us a chance to explore the Himalayas from bottom to top and from many different angles and perspectives. This three week trek starts right from Syange which goes along the Marshyangdi River, with great views of Manaslu and Himal Chuli to the east. This magnificent trek leads you to the fine village, inhabited by a wide diversity of people from different ethnic groups, offering spectacular and majestic views of the Himalayas. Continuing to the north of the main Himalayan range to the high and dry Tibetan Plateau, the scenery is equally breathtaking.

The highest point of the Annapurna Circuit is the Thorong La Pass at the top of the valley at 5,416 m. Due to the difficulties of crossing the pass, the circuit is usually walked in a counter-clockwise direction. Traveling clockwise the longer ascent and shorter descent from west to east is too much for many people to manage in one day.

As we descend to the west at Muktinath, from the pass we continue to the barren Tibetan like village of the Kali Gandaki – the world’s deepest gorge, passes between the giant Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains. After you cross the Thorong La Pass from Manang to Muktinath, we head to Tatopani hotsprings and climb to Poon Hill before descending to Pokhara.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 8 reviews
  • Fiona Bardsley
  • From UK
  • On Oct 26 2017
5 - Excellent
fantastic trek
“a wonderfully guided trek in a beautiful country. The variety of landscape, fauna and flora amazing. lovely tea house. my guide and porter looked after extremely well. took account of my abilities and checked my breathing was ok as we went on. The timing of starting out was perfect and we were the first people on the Thorang La to see the sunrise. He took account of my wishes and consulted me on the walk each day. I couldn't have asked for a more enjoyable experience.”
  • Roger Formanek
  • From USA
  • On Oct 14 2017
5 - Excellent
A Spectacular Trek
“A great experience. Loved the scenery and the people are especially welcoming to trekkers. Special thanks to Santosh and his crew. They really made the trek special.”
  • Alisa Rettschlag
  • From USA
  • On Oct 12 2017
5 - Excellent
Annapurna Circuit Feb-Mar 2017
“If you want a trip with incredible scenery, awesome service, gracious guides and porters as well as a very reliable and trust-worthy trekking company, this trip is for you. We had such a wonderful yet challenging experience--all made fantastic by our guide and porters! We definitely plan to go to Nepal again and use Ace the Himilaya again!!”
  • Tim Stanley
  • From USA
  • On Oct 11 2017
5 - Excellent
Great time with my mother along too!
“Santosh and the Ace the Himalaya team were great! They were completely prepared to bend over backward to see to it we had a safe but adventurous trip. My mother (who is in her sixties) came as well. You would have thought the porters and guide were escorting their own mothers. We ended up doing some pretty exciting things like a jeep ride through a waterfall, walking up to Poon Hill for the most glorious sunrise of my life, ascending the Thorung La pass (17,700 feet).”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400m)
  • Day 2: Drive to Besisahar in a bus & take a Jeep to Syange
  • Day 3: Trek to Tal (1,700m)
  • Day 4: Trek to Danaque (1,860m)
  • Day 5: Trek to Chame (2,670m)
  • Day 6: Trek to Upper Pisang (3,300m)
  • Day 7: Trek to Ngawal (3,660m)
  • Day 8: Trek to Manang (3,500m) via Bhraka (3,360m)
  • Day 9: Acclimatization day at Manang Village
  • Day 10: Trek to Yak Kharka (4,000m)
  • Day 11: Trek to Thorong Phedi (4,450m)
  • Day 12: Trek to Muktinath via Thorung La Pass (5,416m)
  • Day 13: Trek to Marpha (2,670m) via Lubra Pass (4,020m)
  • Day 14: Trek to Kalopani (2,530m)
  • Day 15: Trek to Tatopani (1,190m)
  • Day 16: Trek to Ghorepani (2,810m)
  • Day 17: Hike to Poon Hill (3,210m) & Trek to Tikhedunga
  • Day 18: Trek to Nayapul (1,010m) and drive to Pokhara
  • Day 19: Drive Back to Kathmandu (1,400 m) in a Tourist Bus
  • Day 20: Transfer to the Tribhuwan International Airport
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by a private tourist vehicle.
  • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu (2 nights only) and Pokhara (1 night only) including breakfast.
  • All standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Basic guesthouse accommodation during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms ( 16 nights only).
  • Local Ace the Himalaya licensed English-speaking trekking guide.
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests.).
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Public bus from Kathmandu to Besisahar, jeep from Besisahar to Syange, private tourist vehicle from Nayapul to Pokhara and tourist bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • Free Ace the Himalaya duffel/kit bag and sun hat (yours to keep).
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • Official expenses.
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Travel insurance, which covers emergency rescue and evacuation.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara (costs roughly USD 10 to USD 15 per person per day).
  • Tips for trek guides, tour guides, and porters (Tipping is expected).
  • Any other expenses, which is not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section.
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.Please bring 2 copies of pp sized photos.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
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CANCELLATION

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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.

  • Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?

    In response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. Please check the government travel pages and advisories of your home country and the official website of the Nepal Tourism board here.

  • What happens if someone gets altitude sickness, does the rest of the group continue on?

    It depends on the situation. Sometimes, altitude sickness can be treated and the trekker may wish to continue. If not, the rest of the group can continue on if they want and the sick person can descend.

  • How does it work with a porter?

    Generally, the porter will pick up the baggage in the morning and drop it at the hotel in the evening. You will not always be walking with your porter or have access to your bag during the day, while trekking. 

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