Classic Annapurna Circuit Trek

Classic Annapurna Circuit Trek

Activities:
Trekking, Tours, Hiking etc.
Duration
18 days
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Strenuous 
  • Max Altitude
    5416 Meters
  • Group Size
    Min. 1 Pax.
  • Best Time
    March - May & Sept - Nov 

Trip Overview

The Classic Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most prominent trekking journeys taking place in the Annapurna region of Nepal. With a magnificent encompassment of the country’s beautiful landscape and ethnic coalesce, the Classic Annapurna Circuit fulfills its presentation of the region’s best elements and aspects. Make your way through the foothills of the Himalayas across terraced farmlands, barren and rocky landscapes all the way towards the distant tapestry of the mountains. With trails touching the edges of the Tibetan plateau, the Annapurna Circuit has amazing trails crossing two different river valleys and encircles the Annapurna massif crossing the Thorong La Pass- the highest Pass on the trekking journey. Circumventing the Annapurna massif in an anticlockwise direction, the trail runs from foothills of Annapurna to Manang, Thorong La Phedi, Mustang, Muktinath, Ghorepani and Poon Hill. You will get acquainted with almost everything that the Annapurna region has to offer. Fascinating views of the Annapurna vistas and Mount Dhaulagiri present themselves as you walk on the high pass and the views of the entire landscape from that point is something that simply cannot be described in words. The breath-taking beauty of the trek makes its prominence with the sights of extrasolar mountain peaks and the illumine terra. The extraordinary landscape ranges from sub-tropical dense and lush forests to alpine desert-like landscape, adding a sense of estrangement to your journey.

During the classic Annapurna Circuit trek, you will have the pleasure of crossing the highest pass of the world – the Thorong La Pass. The picturesque view of the mountains like Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Nilgiri, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri and other neighboring peaks from the pass is utterly resplendent. Besides, standing in a popular spiritual hub – Muktinath and admiring the views of mountains around this site is a brilliant experience. The eternal flame burning in the temple is a majestic view to see. The sunrise view amidst the mountains from Poon Hill and the hot water bath in the hot springs of Tatopani will make your journey adventurous and rejoicing. Being one of the most famous view points in the country, Poon Hill presents sights of the mountains and witnessing the manifestation of the sun rising from behind the ivory peaks and changing the tincture of the Himalayas from cerulean to a cascade of molten gold and burning ember is spectacular to see.

Often referred as the best long distance trek in the world, the Classic Annapurna Circuit Trek is classified as a moderately difficult trekking journey. Its combination of a wide variety of climatic zones from the tropics to the arctic and the cultural diversity from Hindu villages at the low foothills to the Tibetan culture at Manang makes the trek a journey that completely illuminates the region’s rich opulence. As this trek takes you to high altitude region and involves long walks in rough and dry terrains, you need to be physically fit and should possess a good endurance capacity to accomplish your journey.

Nepal Hiking Team manages everything required for you on the way. Accompanied by a well-trained guide, you would be with a capable personnel all the while immersing yourself in the beauty of the Annapurna region. So come join us in this ethereal adventure in one of the most prepossessing regions of the country.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport 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 Marpha (2670m) Duration: 6 hours

Day 12: Marpha to Ghasa (2010m) Duration: 6 hours

Day 13: Ghasa to Tatopani (1190m) Duration: 5 hours

Day 14: Rest and relaxing at hot spring.

Day 15: Tatopani to Ghorepani (2810m) Duration: 7 hours

Day 16: Ghorepani to Pokhara Duration: 7-8 hours

Day 17: Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 18: 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 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 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 paper work 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 & 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

Elizabeth Lanham, 43 Old Bethel Rd Griswold CT 06351, USA 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,
Bogdan Ilie, USA My wife and I were lucky to have chosen Nepal Hiking Team to plan our trip. We opted for a private guide and had a porter as well. We waited at the airport, and we were dropped off there as well when we left Nepal. Our guide, Ram, made sure that our trip was organized flawlessly and that we were doing well and happy at all times. He chose the best available teahouses, and we were allowed to chose the food from the menu in all of them (there seem to be agencies that say you can either choose dal bhat or pay out of pocket). We were even served, during dinner, sliced apples carried by the porter. Ram was very knowledgeable, and he shared information related to mountain peaks, vegetation, and animals. As we saw, his English skills are excellent. Above all, he is friendly and has a positive attitude, so we enjoyed talking and interacting with him. The porter, Bhola, was also very friendly. He looked like he was 50 kg but carried 55-65 kg easily. Overall, it was a fantastic once-in-a-lifetime experience to which Ram, Bhola, and Nepal Hiking Team contributed substantially. One of the owners, Ganga, even offered free rides to do the PCR tests or other purposes. We couldn't have hoped for better treatment from this agency. Note: Read Original Review on Trip Advisor (Click Here)
Lucie H, UK In May this year - some friends and I joined the NHT For 16 days. Every fine detail was considered, with our guides and porters going above & beyond to ensure we were comfortable and happy. Their knowledge and experience created a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us all. I have no hesitation in recommending Nepal Hiking Team to anyone! They made this experience perfect, thank you, guys.  
Mike, USA I went with my girlfriend to the Everest Base Camp with a guide and porter from Nepal Hiking Team. Right from the pick-up from the airport, we felt like valued clients, and we were made to feel very welcome and relaxed in an otherwise hectic city. From the moment the trek started, our guide Bheg ensured we were comfortable and constantly checked on our physical state throughout each day and provided advice and assistance where we needed it. Overall, the experience was one I'll never forget, primarily because I proposed at the top and because the Nepal Hiking team made the experience as stress-free and as organized as possible, all with a smile on their face at all times. I highly recommend NHT.
Megan Y., China Ganga, Balaram, and the team were fantastic; even when we had a 24-hour flight delay, they re-scheduled everything without fuss or fee. We had an excellent driver for just us (and guide where we had them). We even changed things along the way, and whether the driver, guide, or agent, they were more than willing to help and be flexible. :) The trip took in some hiking, some sightseeing, some relaxing, the jungle, and for each occasion and location, we were provided a specialist guide for the event/location. The hotels they chose for us were precisely our requirements based on the activity we were experiencing on any given day. Balaram even met us many times in person to round off the experience and ensure all was well and take honest feedback in person - the personal touch makes you feel even more appreciated and welcome as a customer. We would recommend anyone contact the team if they are planning a trip to Nepal. Thank you, guys, for a memorable vacation.