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    At a Glance

    • Destination
    • Durations
      14 days
    • Trip Difficulty
    • Activities
    • Accommodation
    • Meals
    • Mx.altitude
    • Group Size
      Min. 1 Pax
      March-May & Sept-Dec

    Trip Overview

    Are you looking for an adventure that will test your limits and leave you with unforgettable memories? Then the Annapurna Circuit Trek is the perfect choice for you! This trek takes you on a circular journey through some of the most breathtaking landscapes.

    The Annapurna Circuit Trek features the exotic wilderness of the Annapurna Conservation Protected Area, Manang village, Thorong La Pass, and also Muktinath. All of these highlights make this package complete and unique.

    In terms of landscapes and natural surroundings, our trek offers to take you through a diverse range of terrains, from the lush subtropical forests of the lower altitudes to the arid high-altitude deserts and alpine meadows. These forests are dense, with vivid colors of the rhododendron flowers. The trekking trails are beautiful, and undoubtedly, trekkers will enjoy their experience in the Annapurna Circuit Trek.

    But it's not just about the stunning landscapes. The trek also lets you connect with the locals and learn about their fascinating traditions and way of life. It takes you through traditional villages and hamlets, where the friendly Nepalese people will welcome you with open arms.

    So, are you ready to take on the challenge of embarking on this trek? Pack your bags and join us for a journey of a lifetime!

    Best Features of the Annapurna Circuit Trek

    • Hop on a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Jagat.
    • Enter the largest protected area- Annapurna Conservation Protected Area.
    • Make acquaintance with the locals and hear about their interesting Himalayan stories.
    • Hike through the beautiful landscapes of the Annapurna region, and you'll experience diverse scenery.
    • Get a chance to spot some of the local wildlife, including the Himalayan tahr, musk deer, and various species of birds.
    • Explore the traditional Nepalese village and experience the local culture and way of life.
    • Enjoy traditional Nepalese hospitality and local cuisine along the way.
    • Catch a glimpse of stunning views of the Himalayan peaks, including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu.
    • Cross the Thorong La Pass, which sits at an altitude of 5,416 meters. This is the highest pass in the region and offers stunning panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks.
    • Get an opportunity to visit the holy site of Muktinath, an important pilgrimage destination for Hindus and Buddhists.
    • Spend time exploring the beautiful city of Pokhara, known for its stunning lakeside location and adventure sports.

    Still, want to check out for more highlights and reasons why you should embark on the Annapurna Circuit Trek? If you do, please go through our blog on "10 Best Reasons to Choose the Annapurna Circuit Trek".

    Route Overview

    As you touch down at Tribhuvan International Airport, a friendly member of our team will be there to receive you and escort you to your Kathmandu hotel. After a quick briefing, you'll have the evening to relax and explore the city.

    Your adventure will commence with a scenic drive to Jagat. From here, you'll begin your hike to Dharapani. You'll further pass through charming villages like Chame and Pisang to reach Manang. Manang is a beautiful town located in the Manang district. After you reach the village, the admirable landscapes, scenic landscapes, and majestic peaks of the Annapurna ranges will greet you.

    Here, you'll spend an extra night to acclimate to the higher altitudes. And then continue to Yak Kharka and Thorong Phedi. The highlight of the trek awaits as you cross Thorong La Pass, the highest pass in the region. Crossing the Thorong La Pass will be challenging. Hence, it is advisable to hike at a gradual pace and drink plenty of water. Slowly, we'll reach Muktinath, where we'll halt for the night.

    The next day, we'll pay a warm visit to Muktinath Temple, a sacred holy Vishnu temple. After praying inside the temple, we'll now make our way to Jomsom via hiking.

    Bidding farewell to the Himalayas, you'll board a morning flight to Pokhara. Your trip ends with a drive back to Kathmandu.

    When Is The Best Time To Book This Adventure?

    Is this what you are wondering now? Well, let's discuss it in the following paragraph.

    The best time to do the Annapurna Circuit Trek is during the spring and autumn seasons, from March to May and September to November, respectively. During these months, the weather is dry, and the clear skies offer spectacular views of the mountains and surrounding landscapes.

    In spring, the hills and valleys bloom with flowers and rhododendrons, making the scenery even more beautiful. Whereas in Autumn, you can feel the breezy air hitting your face, making it comfortable to trek during the day.

    To have a safe and enjoyable Annapurna Circuit Trek, it's important to be mindful of the weather conditions. Winter months (December to February) can be harsh and snowy, while summer months (June to August) can be rainy and humid, making trekking challenging and even dangerous. Thus, it's recommended to avoid these months for the Annapurna Circuit Trek.

    How Difficult Is The Trek?

    If this is your next question, we got you covered!

    The Annapurna Circuit Trek is considered to be a moderate to strenuous trek with high altitudes and long distances to cover. Throughout the trek, you'll walk on rough uphill and downhill terrains. On average, you'll walk for 5-6 hours daily; hence we would recommend you maintain a good physique and prepare well for the trek.

    The trek starts in the lowlands of Nepal and ascends to Thorong La Pass at 5,416 meters (17,769 feet), which is the highest point on the trek. Altitude sickness can be a concern for you at this altitude. But you need not worry. On the trek, you'll be under the guidance of excellent trekking guides who have years of experience.

    With their knowledgeable skills and expert qualities, they'll instruct you on how to acclimatize your body and also on your walking pace. Moreover, the package is prepared with enough days to acclimate your body to new heights.

    What Are The Alternative Adventures?

    If this itinerary isn't to your liking, you can look at some of the alternate adventures to embark on.

    The first one we have is the Annapurna Circuit Short Trek. The journey consists of 12 days and starts directly from Dharapani. It has two fewer trekking days where we'll drive from Kathmandu to Jagat and also continues straight from Thorong Phedi to Jomsom. This is the only exception between the Annapurna Circuit (14-day) and Annapurna Circuit Short Trek( 12-day) treks.

    If you have limited time, and want a shorter trekking route, then the 12-day package will be the best option for you.

    Next, you can take a look at the Classic Annapurna Trek. The 18 days journey will make you experience all the aspects of the Annapurna region. From the highest pass of the region to the relaxing hot spring, the journey will be like a rollercoaster ride for you.

    And, lastly, we've got the 17-day Annapurna Circuit trek with Tilicho Lake. On this 17-day journey, you'll be trekking on the Annapurna circuit region and also hiking to Tilicho Lake. If you are looking for a more adventurous trekking package and want to expand your horizon by adding a hike to the world's highest lake, then this package will be perfect for you.

    So, are you ready to join us for an astonishing journey ahead? If the package seems perfect for you and matches your timing, preferences, and interest, do contact us today and let us arrange an amazing trip for you!


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    Cost Includes

    • All airport/hotel transfers by private vehicle
    • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu
    • A night's accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star hotel in Pokhara
    • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
    • Best available twin-sharing room for accommodation during the trek
    • Surface transfer from Kathmandu – Beshisahar by private car and from Beshisahar to Syange by private jeep.
    • Jomsom - Pokhara airfare, including departure tax
    • Surface transfer from Pokhara – Kathmandu by tourist bus
    • An experienced English-speaking (trekking guide) porter to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter), including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging
    • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bags, Nepal Hiking Team duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
    • All necessary paperwork and permits (ACAP, Trekking permit)
    • A comprehensive medical kit
    • All government and local taxes

    Cost Excludes

    • Lunches and Dinners while in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Travel Insurance
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa 
    • Hot showers during the trek
    • All kind of cold drinks e.g. water, coke, Fanta, juice etc.
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Tips for trekking staff and driver

    Cost and Date

    September, 2023

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      5.009 ratings
      • Best way to experience a nature trek

        I couldn’t think of a better way to spend two weeks in Nepal, these guys are amazing! Nepal Hiking team was organized, friendly, professional, affordable, and incredibly knowledgeable about culture and geography. 

        The trek itself was stunning, helped by the low crowds (do the trek on off-seasons!) and perfect weather. Every day began with a full breakfast and ended with great company and dhal bat or mo:mo, can’t beat it. The views are otherworldly. While a lot more of the trek was on dirt roads than expected, the views, food, and mountain-town culture more than made up for any issues. Expect to have strenuous hikes with lots of relaxing and socializing.

        Our guides, Gokarna and Krishna, were very personable and entertaining. Never a boring moment! Weather it was singing our way across a suspension bridge after Upper Pisang or playing a game of Gigi on Thorong La, we always had something fun. Along with our porters, I there was no better team to lead us.

        Thank you for the wonderful trip, Gokarna! I look forward to next time!

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        Mr. Jack
        US   |   22nd Jul 2023
      • Incredible Annapurna Circuit trek with Nepal Hiking Team

        I had the most incredible experience trekking the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal with a group of five fellow Americans. Throughout our journey, we were fortunate to have Arjun as our guide from the Nepal Hiking Team, and he truly made a significant impact on our adventure.

        From the moment we arrived in Nepal, the Nepal Hiking Team impressed us with their exceptional service. They took care of every detail, ensuring that our trek went smoothly. The lodges where we stayed were cozy and provided a welcoming atmosphere after our long days of trekking. Nepal Hiking Team made sure the accommodations were clean, well-maintained, and equipped with everything we needed.

        Transportation was seamless, thanks to the team's meticulous planning. They arranged reliable and comfortable vehicles for our transfers, taking away any worries we had about reaching our starting point or returning to our hotel.

        The meals provided by the Nepal Hiking Team were a highlight of our trek. The food was not only delicious but also diverse and plentiful, giving us the energy to tackle the challenging terrain. Even in remote mountainous regions, the team surprised us with the variety and quality of the meals. They accommodated dietary restrictions and preferences, ensuring everyone in our group was satisfied.

        The staff, including Arjun, were exceptional. Their experience and knowledge were invaluable as they guided us through the trek. Arjun, in particular, proved to be an outstanding leader, sharing insightful information about the region, culture, and trails. He was patient, supportive, and prioritized our comfort and safety.

        What impressed us most about the Nepal Hiking Team was their flexibility. They quickly adapted to any changes or unforeseen circumstances that arose during our trek, ensuring that our experience remained exceptional.

        In conclusion, I wholeheartedly recommend Arjun and the Nepal Hiking Team for the Annapurna Circuit Trek. Their outstanding service, from accommodations and transportation to meals and staff, exceeded our expectations. Their flexibility, reliability, and commitment to customer satisfaction make them the perfect choice for anyone planning a trekking adventure in Nepal.

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        Ms. Julia
        US   |   26th Jun 2023
      • Excellent trek in June

        I recently completed an excellent trek on the Annapurna Circuit in June with Nepal Hiking Team. The service provided by Ganga and our guide Gokarna was outstanding. The website was easy to navigate, providing cost and departure dates in advance, which made travel planning easier. With their top-notch trip advisor rating, choosing Nepal Hiking Team was a no-brainer. The weather was great, the fellowship on the trail was fantastic, and I had a wonderful time in the mountains. Thanks, Nepal Hiking Team!

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        Mr. Ryde
        AU   |   1st Jun 2023
      • Annapurna Circuit Trek Incredible Experience

        We had an incredible experience with Nepal Hiking Team. The company was very easy to work with ahead of time - they were responsive to questions and made it easy to customize our trip. Once in Nepal, they went above and beyond to make our trip comfortable, including setting up hotel reservations, taxi rides, etc. 

        The trek itself was an amazing experience. Our guide, Gokul, taught us so much about the region that we otherwise wouldn’t have learned, and was incredibly friendly and fun to be around. Gokul was very serious about ensuring the safety and comfort of our group while trekking. He also brought us to some spots that we otherwise would not have known to go to, including side trails and cultural locations.

        Our porters, Basu and Deepesh, worked very hard throughout the trip to make it enjoyable for everyone. We all shared many laughs together and enjoyable conversations while trekking and in the guest houses.

        I would recommend NHT and specifically Gokul, Basu and Deepesh to anyone who is looking to get the most out of a trek in Nepal. 

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        Mr. Will Atack
        CA   |   25th May 2023
      • Annapurna Circuit Dec 2022

        I completed the 14 day Annapurna Circuit early December 2022, thank you so much to Surya and Rabin, who both went out of their way to make this trip, that I'd been planning so long,and  memorable. They were always checking in with me during the hike to make sure I was going ok and if I needed anything. It was wonderful to hear from Surya even after I left the trek, to make sure I'd made next destination Ok and wish me a Merry Christmas.

        Nepal Hiking Team was great to deal with, answered all questions really quickly, and all plans happened as they said.
        Fantastic experience, would do again, made easy by Nepal Hiking Team.

        This review was originally published on Tripadvisor.



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        - Excellent
        Mr. Lachlan
        AU   |   26th Dec 2022
      • Our guide and porter significantly enriched our experience trekking in Nepal

        We did a 14 day Annapurna Circuit trek with Nepal Hiking Team 28 Apr - 12 May 2022. Communication leading up to the trip was fantastic, and we felt we had all the information we needed for this big adventure, one we'd never done the likes of before!

        We had Indra as a guide and Gakul as a porter and they were such great company. We learned so much more about the wilderness, region, and country we were traveling through because of them! Card games, board games, words, culture, we learned so much just hiking and chatting with Indra and Gakul.

        At almost every teahouse, we managed to get a bed that could sleep two, which was a pleasant surprise. We always had pomegranate seeds and apple slices for dessert, courtesy of our guide and porter. Ordering food and arranging accommodation was a breeze with them helping us.

        Other groups we saw hiking on their own looked like they had a good time, but they mostly socialized amongst themselves. With our guide and porter, we got to meet other guides and porters and learn about where they came from, which made the experience much deeper and more authentic to us.

        We were on the fence about hiring a company to help us with the trek, but are so glad we went with Nepal Hiking Team!

        Would 100% hire them again for our next trek.

        Read this review on Tripadvisor (Click here)

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        - Excellent
        Ms. Caine and Hanna
        US   |   1st Aug 2022
      • Highly recommend Annapurna Circuit trek with Nepal Hiking Team

        The Annapurna circuit trek was one of the best treks I’ve ever experienced. I completed it with my sister (we are both in our early sixties) on a private tour in April 2022. It was very well organized by Nepal Hiking Team, a very professional organization. Nina provided wonderful advice on the trip initially.

        Our guide, Hari was experienced, attentive, capable, and kind. He made the trip a success for us, along with Nomoratz, our porter, who carried our gear with such good humour. The Himalayas are the most majestic mountain range in the world.

        The trek was very strenuous and challenging, (more for me than my sister) but was such a wonderful experience. We have learned so much about Hinduism and Buddhism and have developed a great affection and respect for the Nepalese people. They are wonderful hosts with a rich culture we have enjoyed learning about.

        I highly recommend this company, our guide, and porter if you are considering trekking in Nepal. This country offers real adventure, beauty, and cultural experiences to those who venture here.

        See this review on TripAdvisor (click here)

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        - Excellent
        Ms. Nicola Ross
        AU   |   19th Apr 2022
      • My third trip with Nepal Hiking Team

        I trekked with Nepal Hiking Team for the third time and as always it was astounding which could not have been possible without the superb services from NHT. Ganga and Balaram carried out an outstanding job guaranteeing everything is catered to make your trip go well.

        I experienced trekking with NHT in 2011 for the  first time and from the moment I reached at Kathmandu, throughout the trek - Gokyo RI, Kala Pathar, Cho La, and EBC, to the time I chose the team again in 2012 while trekking with my 12 year old son they were completely fantastic. On our 2012 trek, our professional guide DC Raj ensured a safe and successful trek to traverse Renjo La, Cho La, and then we also trekked again to EBC, Kala Pathar and Gokyo RI. Particularly, the safety measures were taken considering Max's young age. And, with years of experiences, NHT provided excellent moments to treasure with no problems at all. I have now, recently completed another successful trek with NHT. This time also Jacki and I have had an exceptional trek to the Annapurna Circuit which was proficiently guided by DC Raj.

        We are again planning our next adventure to the beautiful country - Nepal with Nepal Hiking Team as it looks after all our trip plans. I recommend NHT highly to anyone planning to spend their vacation in Nepal.

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        - Excellent
        Mr. Tom & Jacki
        AU   |   9th Nov 2016
      • Annapurna Mini Circuit in May 2013

        We had a really great and perfectly organized trip. Started with pick-up at the airport, drive to a nice hotel in Kathmandu (Moonlight Hotel, next to Thamel district), Kathmandu city Tour. The next day we were picked up by our guide Prakash who was really nice and fun (yeah Prakash!!). Our porter Ras was also great. Driven by private car to Besi Sahar, which is not usual, many companies let you go by bus.

        One advise: We would recommend starting the hike at Besi Sahar and saving you the "interesting" bus ride to Chamje.
        Everything on the trip was perfectly well organized. In fact, we had the impression we always got the nicest rooms at the guesthouses. Food included plus we always got fresh fruit for desert which they carried for us all the way.
        Had no problems with altitude sickness thanks to Prakash always making us eat garlic soup (not to nice but really helps) and making us do acclimatization walks all the time.

        Not to forget the nice surprise that he had for us at the pass: Gipfelschokolade (summit chocolate)!
        Flying back from Johmson, Prakash managed to get us onto the first plane which turned out to be the only one actually flying that day, the others had to stay on the ground due to bad weather. So we were among the few who made it to Phokara, the others had to wait a day.

        In Phokara we had a really really great Hotel. It was also no problem when we wanted to stay an extra day and asked them to pick us up (again by private car) a day later.

        Altogether, we had a really great time. Value for money was great. We'll definitely come back for EBC.

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        - Excellent
        Ms. Eva
        US   |   26th Jun 2013