- duration 20 days
- tour type Private
- age requirement 5+ years old
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Maximum altitude 5416 meters
- Trek difficulty Medium
- 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.
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.
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
- 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.
- 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.
- Earn US$ 37+ in travel credits.
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
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?
- How does it work with a porter?
Is a visa on arrival available?
Typically, yes. However, in response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.
- Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?