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    Classic Annapurna Circuit Trek

    5.00/5 from 1 reviews

    At a Glance

    • Destination
    • Durations
      18 days
    • Trip Difficulty
    • Activities
    • Accommodation
    • Meals
    • Mx.altitude
    • Group Size
      Min. 1 Pax
    • Best Time
      March - May & Sept - Nov

    Regarding Driving to/from Kathmamdu

    Lately, there has been extensive road construction (KATHMANDU TO POKHARA )on Prithvi Highway, causing traffic congestion and air pollution. The journey that used to take around 6-7 hours now takes roughly 8-9 hours. We appreciate your patience.

    Trip Overview

    Do you crave adventure, breathtaking landscapes, and cultural immersion? Then, the Classic Annapurna Circuit Trek is just what you need! This incredible journey gives you a whole circular experience of the region.

    It takes you through diverse terrain, from verdant forests to rocky canyons and snow-capped peaks. Along the way, you'll experience the unique customs and traditions of the local people. The journey will help you gain a deeper appreciation for the beauty of Nepal.

    So, why wait? Join us on this breathtaking journey and challenge yourself to complete a whole circular trek in the Annapurna region. Do you have what it takes to complete this trek?

    Let's take a deeper look at what are the things that this journey offers.

    Best Features

    • Enjoy a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Jagat, and then embark on a multi-day trek through the stunning landscapes of the Annapurna region.
    • Experience the unique culture and way of life of the Nepalese people by visiting traditional villages and meeting the locals.
    • Spot local wildlife such as the Himalayan tahr, musk deer, and various species of birds.
    • Enjoy delicious Nepalese cuisine and hospitality along the way.
    • Witness stunning views of the Himalayan peaks, including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu.
    • Cross the Thorong La Pass, the trek's highest point at 5,416 meters, and take in panoramic views of the surrounding peaks.
    • Visit the holy site of Muktinath, an important pilgrimage destination for both Hindus and Buddhists.
    • Relax your body at the natural hot spring in Tato Pani after long hours of hiking.
    • Hike up to the viewpoint Poon Hill and catch panoramic views of the Annapurna ranges.
    • Explore the beautiful lakeside city of Pokhara and enjoy adventure activities like paragliding or boating on Phewa Lake.

    What Are The Route In This Journey?

    As you arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, our representative will be waiting to greet you. You'll then be transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu. You can unwind and rest after your flight. Later, there will be a brief introductory meeting to discuss the itinerary. Following that, you're free to explore the local markets or simply relax for the remainder of the day.

    You'll commence your journey by driving to Jagat, a small village in the Lamjung district. From there, the trekking route takes you through picturesque villages such as Dharapani, Chame, Pisang, and Manang.

    In Manang, you'll have a rest day for acclimatization, which is important for the trek ahead. The trek continues from Manang to Yak Kharka and Throng Phedi. You'll then cross the famous Thorong La Pass and reach Muktinath, a sacred pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists.

    After Muktinath, the journey takes you through villages such as Marpha, Ghasa, and Tatopani, where you can rest and relax in natural hot springs. Continuing the trip, you'll then head to Ghorepani and further hike to Poon Hill. The final leg of the journey takes you to Pokhara and then back to Kathmandu via a scenic bus ride.

    When Should I Book This Adventure?

    To embark on the Annapurna Circuit Trek, you may wonder when is the best time to book this adventure.

    Ideally, the most suitable time for this trek is spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). During these seasons, the climate is dry, and the clear skies give you a breathtaking view of the mountains and landscapes.

    Spring offers vibrant hills and valleys blooming with rhododendrons and other beautiful flowers. It creates an even more captivating view. On the other hand, the autumn season is characterized by a pleasant and refreshing breeze, making it comfortable to trek during the day.

    It's worth noting that the winter months (December to February) can be quite cold and snowy. At the same time, the summer months (June to August) can be rainy and humid. Both of these conditions can make trekking challenging and even dangerous. It's thus advisable to avoid these months when planning for the Annapurna Circuit Trek.

    How Difficult Is the Journey?

    If you're wondering about the level of difficulty of the Annapurna Circuit Trek, we can help you out!

    The trek is considered to be a moderate one due to the high altitude and the long distances to be covered. It is feasible for you with proper preparation and a good fitness level.

    The trek ascends to the highest point of the trek, the Thorong La Pass, standing tall at 5,416 meters (17,769 feet). It is crucial to take necessary precautions against altitude sickness at this height. Therefore, we prepared the package with ample time for your body to adjust to the changing altitudes.

    Moreover, the trail is well-marked, and you'll be accompanied by experienced guides throughout the journey. However, be prepared for some long days of hiking.

    What Are the Alternative Adventures?

    We understand that people like to explore various options before landing on the perfect one. Hence, we are here with alternative adventures that you can have a look at.

    The Annapurna Circuit Trek is the one trekking packages that you can look into. This trek is considered the semi Classic Annapurna Circuit Trek. This 14-Day package offers a similar experience to Classic Annapurna Circuit Trek with a slightly shorter duration. The only difference is that it skips the visit to Tato Pani “the natural hot spring” and Poon Hill.

    The Annapurna Circuit Short Trek is also a great alternative for those who want to experience the beauty of the Annapurna region in a shorter amount of time. This 12 Day trek is perfect for those who have limited time but still want to see the best of what the Annapurna region has to offer.

    Regardless of the trip you choose, we will make sure that your trip will be a memorable one. You just have to let us know your preferences. And we will take care everything of everything 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 local jeep
    • 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

    • 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 US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying 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
    • WI-Fi internet during the trek
    • Tips for trekking staff and driver

    Cost and Date

    June, 2023

      Travellers‘ reviews

      Audience rating summary

      5.001 ratings
      • Perfect Trip to Annapurna Circuit

        Hello! I wanted to personally share how much I appreciated my latest trek with Nepal Hiking Team. I must also thank god for presenting the beauty of the mountains and the perfect weather I experienced during trekking. But in absence of NHT it would not have been possible to see and be a part of it! THANK YOU so much for letting me experience the extra mile! Plus, from forgetting my photos for the TIMS card to flight delays, lost luggage and leaving my headlight in Kathmandu, I'm especially obliged that all my delays and mistakes never bothered you or Santa. They were always positive and patient and never annoyed or frustrated. This was absolutely a once in a life time trip and I am SO GLAD that I booked through Nepal Hiking Team.

        Santa was really wonderful guide and assisted in experiencing trip which went above-my-expectation. He went out of his way to turn my trip super-amazing letting me experience extra side treks whenever we had free time. I changed my room to a warmer one as I was freezing to death and he reminded me to take my medicine whenever I became super nauseous at 5000m, zip-lining (his first time), and also experienced boating in Pokhara. Most especially I am thankful for him on the way where he was always there for me but never made me rush but suggested me to walk on my own pace and just get pleasure from the trekking itself. He was funny and polite and turned my trip much better. I came back feeling like I've made a friend. Thank you!

        I hope to come back for the EBC/ Cho La pass trek in a couple of years along with some friends to share the experience with. Until then, I will recommend anyone who might be looking for a superb and amazing trip to the Himalayas to book with you.

        Thank you again! Regards and God bless,

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        Ms. Elizabeth Lanham
        US   |   10th Nov 2016