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 trek that showers you with a 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 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 lush sub-tropical region of Nepal to the desert like alpine region to cross the challenging Thorong La Pass. The dramatic views of 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 Annapurna region is a trophy that you will hold for 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 includes Manang valley, Thorong La Pass, Muktinath,  Kali Gandaki gorge and Jomsom.

Manang valley is an isolated valley in 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 a best place to admire the views of mountains like Chulu range, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, Kangaru Peak and Throng peak. Similarly, Thorong La Pass is the highest pass in the world that offers the majestic views of mountains in the Annapurna region. It is marked by the 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 temple of Lord Vishnu. There is an ever burning fame that lights up with a natural gas. The views of the mountains from this place is also awe inspiring. Next, we descend down to the deepest gorge of the world – 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 the 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.
Jonathan, USA The team NHT provided the best possible service. They were attentive in every aspect in the months leading up to the trek through emails and were responsive and thorough in addressing my questions and concerns. During our tour, Bheg (our guide) and our porter were there to take care of our (myself and one other trekker) needs and always smile and graciously. I have used other more expensive and well-known trekking teams in the Himalayas in the past and would rank NHT on an equal or higher plain. Bheg has many years of experience, as did our porter, and was very competent in their roles and Bheg in his knowledge of the area and the trek. Though our porter did not speak very much, Bheg was kind enough to translate when asked, and our porter was equally attentive in assisting Bheg and us to ensure a successful trek. Very competitive price and an excellent team and experience. I highly recommend them.
Marcello, Brazil Nepal is one of the places in the world everybody MUST go. I've been to Nepal 3 times in just five years. Living in Brazil, so far away from Nepal, I wouldn't travel so much to the country had I not enjoyed the place very much. It's the best place in the world for trekking, and the people are amazing, the food is delicious, and the views of the Himalayas are gorgeous. I book my tours with Nepal Hiking Team, which is a reliable company. The first time I visited Nepal, I booked my trek to Annapurna Base Camp and an overland tour to Tibet. Everything was previously arranged. Nothing to worry about. They applied for the permits, put me in a group (we are requested to join a group to enter Tibet), and booked a perfect hotel in Kathmandu. One month ago, I traveled to Nepal to trek the Annapurna Circuit and the Nar-Phu trek. For the second time, I booked my tour with Nepal Hiking Team. I went trekking in a very remote area with scenic spots and charming villages. In the middle of the trek, I began to feel a little uncomfortable by the cold weather, and my left foot was in pain, so I had to finish my hike earlier than expected. I told my guide I was not feeling good, and then Nepal Hiking Team gave me all support I needed on my way back to Kathmandu. NHT care of everything, so you can enjoy your trek with no worries. From the moment you are picked up at the airport to the moment you leave the country, you are in good hands. Their representatives will greet you at the airport, and you'll soon be briefed on everything about the trek you are going to enjoy. Guides from the Nepal Hiking Team are helpful and speak excellent English. I especially recommend Raj, a friendly guide, and Lalman if you want to request a Porter. Both do an outstanding job. So, if you're going to have a great time in Nepal, be sure to choose Nepal Hiking Team as your local travel agency from beginning to end. It's a reliable company, and I recommend it.
Sara, sweden We went on Everest Base Camp trek with Gokyo Lake back in March of 2019. When I first contact NHT, they were so nice enough to have an hour long chat on what’s app arranging a trip for us for late autumn of that year. However, due to personal reason, we decided to go on a trip earlier than the planned date. NHT had only few weeks to make all the preparations. But they managed everything smoothly. From our hotel reservation to flight tickets and guesthouse on the trek, everything was planned out carefully. We were thoroughly impressed with how they organized everything in a short notice. Ganga, was very polite and always accessible to have chat whenever we were on the trek. From the beginning to the end of our trek, Ganga made sure everything was Ok with us. Also, we cannot forget Bhim our guide on the trek. He made us laugh all through the journey. He is very skilled and has lots of knowledge about mountains and about the people and culture. Because of him and his good network of people, we were able to enjoy the local experience of the Everest region. Also, our porter, who spoke who very took good care of us. Whenever, we stopped on the trek, he always asking if our bag were heavy on us. Everything went well on the trek because of these two amazing people. If our friends or relatives ever decide to visit Nepal, we will strongly recommend them to go with NHT and to choose Bhim. I am forever grateful towards everyone involved in organizing our trek. We completely enjoyed our trek and had exceptionally wonderful time in the Himalayas. These people are professional and know what they are doing. So if anyone is looking for a reliable and a good travel agency in Nepal, they should not hesitate to go with Nepal Hiking Team. They really are the best!