Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Activities:
Trekking
Duration
14 days
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Strenuous 
  • Max Altitude
    5416 Meters
  • Group Size
    Min. 1 Pax.
  • Best Time
    March-May & Sept-Dec 

Trip Overview

Annapurna Circuit Trek is an amazing adventure that showers you with the wide variety of natural amusement that Nepal has to offer. Immerse into the rhododendron forests and vibrant mountain villages to explore the beauty that lies in the towering pinnacles of Annapurna panorama. Encounter the temples, monasteries, and some fascinating landscapes that would cater to your hunger and lust for natural and cultural fantasies. The acquaintance with the rural lifestyle and unique tradition of ethnic group people will inspire you for living with joy!

Annapurna Circuit Trek takes you from the lush subtropical region of Nepal to the desert-like alpine region to cross the challenging Thorong La Pass. The dramatic views of the Annapurna range and Mt. Dhaulagiri is a fascinating treasure that will keep you going throughout your journey. Your walk up to the Thorong La pass is nerve-shaking and exhausting however the achievement of being there and accomplishing a circular trek around the Annapurna region is a trophy that you will hold for a lifetime.

Annapurna Circuit Trek is a moderate kind of trek; neither very demanding nor less demanding. You should be fairly fit and should be able to endure long walks uphill and downhill. Nepal Hiking Team has designed Annapurna Circuit Trek separating proper days for acclimatization and the major highlights of the trek include Manang valley, Thorong La Pass, Muktinath,  Kali Gandaki gorge, and Jomsom.

Manang valley is an isolated valley in the Annapurna region with desert-like wild terrain. It is inhabited by ethnic group people like Tamang, Gurung, and Magar who mostly follow Buddhism. The isolated valley is the best place to admire the views of mountains like the Chulu range, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, Kangaru Peak, and Throng peak. Similarly, Thorong La Pass is the highest pass in the world that offers majestic views of mountains in the Annapurna region. It is marked by a few heap of stones and prayer flags. Crossing the pass, we reach a famous spiritual hub of both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims – Muktinath. It consists of a Gompa and the temple of Lord Vishnu. There is an ever-burning flame that lights up with natural gas. The views of the mountains from this place are also awe-inspiring. Next, we descend down to the deepest gorge of the world – the Kaligandaki gorge. The environment is wild and deserted but it will lead us to the warm and lively town of Jomsom.

Come and experience the magnificence of Annapurna Circuit with Nepal Hiking Team. You will be rewarded with everything that Mother Nature has to offer!

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (KTM) Kathmandu

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Synge/Jagat (1100m) Duration: 8 hours

Day 03: Jagat to Dharapani (1960m) Duration: 6 hours

Day 04: Dharapani to Chame (2630m) Duration: 5 hours

Day 05: Chame to Pisang (3300m) Duration: 5 hours

Day 06: Pisang to Manang (3570m) Duration: 4 hours

Day 07: Manang - Acclimatization day

Day 08: Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m) Duration: 3 - 4 hours

Day 09: Yak kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,600m) Duration: 3 - 4 hours

Day 10: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3800m) crossing over Thorong La Pass (5416m) Duration: 7/8 hours

Day 11: Muktinath to Jomsom (2600m) Duration: 5 hours

Day 12: Jomsom to Pokhara

Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu

Day 14: Farewell

Cost Includes

  • All airport/hotel transfers by private vehicle
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu
  • A night 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 bag, 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

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • 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 & Dates

  • Small Group Journey
  • Private Journey

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Reviews

Tom & Jacki, Australia 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.
Jenny Muller, Switzerland

I can highly recommend the Nepal Hiking Team. I have booked through that company already 3 times and if I go back to Nepal I will book through Nepal Hiking Team again.

My first experience was in November 2007. I had booked a single trekking for Annapurna circuit. It was perfect organized, the guide was very professional, and spoke very good English. Guide and porter were well equipped which is in my opinion also very important. In April 2010 I had booked another trip through this company. I did a 20 day trip including Everest base camp, Kalapattar, Gokyo, and passing Chola pass. A single trek. Also this time I was completely satisfied. Again I had a very professional guide and you could tell straight away that he has many years of experience. The company is very professional. Guides seem to me as I had three times the experience all very professional and speak very well English and guides know the region very well. They are also very responsible and really take care for customers I cannot think of something that was not good or could have been better. For me it seems this is really a great company helpful responsible reliable very professional. One day I will go back to Nepal and there is no way that I would give a try to another company, because this one I had already 2 times an excellent experience. Jenny from Switzerland, if you have more question, you can contact me.
Eva, USA 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.
Jeff, North America Just got back from Nepal a couple of days ago, where my partner and I were doing an Everest Base Camp Trek assisted by Nepal Hiking Team. Their service couldn't have been better. I started planning this trip last Spring and looked at numerous trekking companies. Chose NHT due to the tremendously positive reviews on them, the professionalism of their website, and the quick response I got from Ganga when I sent an initial inquiry via their website -- he phoned me within a few hours, apparently as soon as the morning had come round to Nepal (given the time difference between North America and Nepal). He was extremely helpful and responsive from the start, all the way through the completion of our trek and the last couple of days back in Kathmandu. Our guide for the trek, Bhim, couldn't have been more helpful and took very good care of us and kept us safe. The whole operation and experience couldn't have been more positive.
Marcel, South Africa We recently returned from an EPIC trekking adventure to Everest Base Camp with the Nepal Hiking Team. Due to some time restraints we trekked on the cusp of the season, started our trek on 30th Aug, and returned to Kathmandu on the 10th of Sept, and what a great decision that was! The weather was amazing, we had most of the tea-houses to ourselves, our guides were on their first trip after the second wave of the covid 19. So it was great for them as well to witness everything as if for the first time. If you prefer a more 'quiet' trek, then I would recommend going on the cusp of the season! Our guide Raj of Nepal Hiking Team, did everything in his power to make the trip a most memorable trip and our wonderful porter who's name happens to be 'Love' totally lived up to his name! I cannot thank the Nepal Hiking Team enough for all their prep work, the guide's knowledge and caring for our welfare, and Ganga, the father of the group who personally met us at the airport and made sure that all our needs were met. What a great team, I highly recommend Nepal Hiking Team for your future Himalayan trekking!