Annapurna Circuit Trek: Eighteen Days

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  • duration 18 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 10+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Maximum altitude 5400 meters
  • Trek difficulty Moderate
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +18
  • Trek through the Annapurna Circuit
  • Cross the Thorong La Pass
  • See the Muktinath Temple
  • Enjoy scenic views of the Himalayas from Poon Hill
Unlike many other mountains in the Himalayas that stand at the border between Nepal and China, Mount Annapurna is entirely within Nepal and has a relatively easy trail that goes all around it called the Annapurna Circuit. This trail is among the most fascinating and popular trekking routes in the world, taking travelers through an amazing diversity of terrain and culture: from lush green foothills with pretty terraces and picturesque villages to barren landscapes.

Be part of this 18-day, guided trip and experience one of the world's most popular trekking routes. From deep forests to the high Thorong La Pass, through picturesque villages and barren landscapes, this trip will bring you face to face with the beauty and diversity that Nepal has.

Your journey starts from Kathmandu, from where we will drive to Besisahar on the second day of this trip. Take the trail to Manang and travel through the villages of Jagat and Chame. Spend a day acclimatising in Manang before heading for the Thorong La Pass.

On the other side of the pass is Muktinath, a Hindu pilgrimage site. Downhill from Muktinath is Jomsom. From Jomsom, our trail leads us to Poon Hill before coming to an end in Pokhara, from where we will fly back to Kathmandu.

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5 - Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
5 - Excellent
  • Daisy
  • From Switzerland
  • On Sep 20 2020
“This was a trip of a lifetime. Everything was well planned out and organized. The CEO, Sujan Lamichhane and the 2 Assistant Guides we had went way out of their way to make sure we were safe, well taken care of, and able to see Nepal from the Annapurna Circuit in its most natural state. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone.”
Best Trekking experience
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • From Indonesia
  • On Jun 21 2020
“This is my 2nd trekking experience in Nepal, coz 1st amazing trekking with alpine club of Himalaya company, I didn't hesitate to choose this company to trekk to Annapurna circuit.We got amazing Annapurna view all the way..dream came true..good guide and potter ,hope can do more trekk with this company.”
Alpine Club of Himalaya responded to this review on : “Dear Guest,
Namaste and greetings from Alpine Club of Himalaya!!!!

Thank you for sharing about your experience as a member of our tour group

From your ratings of Alpine Club, I believe you and your friends have enjoyed your holiday tremendously with our arrangements of the best put together itinerary to cater to your want to do list of activities and the places/regions you like to visit while in Nepal.

We are committed to provide good and reliable services at reasonable pricing to our visitors to have an enjoyable and memorable holiday with a difference, ie, something exciting to do, something special, and something you would like to experience.

We are truly delighted that we were given the opportunity to be of service to you and friends and we look forward to your next visit to Nepal to provide you and your friends/relatives for greater adventures in the ‘Walk of the Himalaya’.

Alpine Club beckons you, to greater adventures in the Himalayas…..

Warm Regards,
Alpine Club of Himalaya Team”
  • Day 1: Kathmandu arrival
  • Day 2: Drive to Beshishar from Kathmandu
  • Day 3: Beshishar – Ngadi
  • Day 4: Ngadi – Jagat
  • Day 5: Jagat – Dharapani via Chamje
  • Day 6: Dharapani – Chame
  • Day 7: Chame – Pisang
  • Day 8: Pisang – Manang
  • Day 9: Acclimatisation day in Manang
  • Day 10: Manang – Yakkharka
  • Day 11: Yakkharka – Thorong High Camp
  • Day 12: Cross Thorong La Pass & descend to Mukatinath
  • Day 13: Mukatinath – Jomsom
  • Day 14: Jomsom – Tatopani
  • Day 15: Tatopani – Ghorepani
  • Day 16: Ghorepani – Poon Hill & drive to Pokhara
  • Day 17: Pokhara – Kathmandu (flight)
  • Day 18: Kathmandu departure
  • Airport pickup and drop-off on the first and the last days of this trip in a private car/van. Kathmandu to Besisahar by private van/car
  • Flight tickets from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Two nights' accommodation in Kathmandu. 14 nights in lodges/guest houses during the trek. 1 night in Pokhara
  • An experienced, English-speaking trekking guide
  • Welcome and farewell meals while in Kathmandu. Breakfast only during the trek
  • National park permit & TIMS card
  • Down jackets & sleeping bags (to be returned after the trek is over)
  • An ACH kitbag and a t- shirt for you to keep
  • A driver with his salary, meals and accommodation included
  • Road taxes, fuel & parking fee.
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • Travel insurance including high altitude evacuation and rescue
  • Mineral water, hot shower, hot water, Wi-Fi & battery charging
  • Expenses that are personal in nature, like phone calls & laundry
  • Tips for local staffs, guides & porters
  • Meals except those mentioned on the itinerary
  • Porter during the trek
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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.

  • 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.

  • When should I arrive in Kathmandu before the tour?

    We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start day of the trek because the tour operators usually require one working day to arrange trekking permits. Arrive earlier if you want to explore Kathmandu on your own or acclimate to any time differences.

If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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