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Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek
  • Max Altitute:5416 m
  • Price:*****
  • Difficulty:Hard
  • Duration:19 Days

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Trip Overview

One of the highly praised and famous regions for trekking in Nepal is the Annapurna region. Annapurna Circuit Trek also known as the round Annapurna trek has been proven as one of the best trekking routes in the Annapurna region since it opened to foreign trekkers in 1977 and it will let you explore almost all parts of the Annapurna Himalayan range.

The Annapurna Circuit is a trekking route that goes around the Annapurna mountain range in Nepal. The length of the trek can vary based on the specific route chosen, ranging from 12 to 22 days. The distance covered during the trek can also vary, spanning between 160 to 230 kilometers. Trekkers have the flexibility to choose different paths and durations based on their preferences, time constraints, and fitness levels. The trek offers diverse landscapes, cultural experiences, and stunning views of the Annapurna mountains, making it a popular choice for adventure enthusiasts seeking an immersive Himalayan experience.

Usually, the Annapurna circuit trek can take a maximum of three weeks to complete. As a matter of fact, Lamjung, Besi Shahar is the starting point of the Annapurna circuit trek. This trekking trail starts from Besi Shahar in the Marshyangdi River valley and eventually, ends up in the Kali Gandaki Gorge. The trek route follows Himalayan landscapes and passes through alpine vegetation. Thorang La Pass at a height of 5416m is the highest point in this trekking route and is the most difficult place to pass while trekking through it. Kaligandaki George: The deepest George in the world is the lowest point of this trek.

Related:  Langtang Valley Trek

Contact  us at:

Kathmandu Office014514568,9851237317 (Whatsapp)
Pokhara Office014514568,9801177317 (Whatsapp)
Mail us athikeontrek@gmail.com
Location of Kathmandu officeBhagawanbahal, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Location of Pokhara OfficeStreet No. Four Pokhara Lakeside

Highlights of Annapurna Circuit Trek:

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The famous Annapurna Circuit is a well-known trail that goes around the entire Annapurna Massif, often listed among the top 10 treks globally. It’s like watching a highlights reel of the Himalayas. The trek covers a significant elevation change along its 190km length. It begins in a small town called Besisahar at 760m, about as high as two and a half Eiffel Towers. At its highest point, Thorong La Pass, it reaches a whopping 5,416m, approximately 18 Eiffel Towers above sea level.

You might be thinking that at such high altitudes, the thin air could affect you, and you’re correct. Altitude can impact hiking, which is one reason why no one has ever stacked 18 Eiffel Towers on top of each other for public use. However, this elevation change is what makes the Annapurna Circuit and all trekking in the Annapurna region unique. The trek offers a variety of views and climates, ranging from tropical warmth one day to snow the next. While there are many other less-known treks in the Annapurna Conservation Area, Nepal always has trails that are off the beaten path. We’ll explore some of those later, but first, let’s cover the basics.

Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary:

DayActivity
01Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
02Kathmandu – Besishahar (1000m)
03Besishahar – Chame by drive (2710m, 5/6 hours
04Chame – Pisang (3300m, 5/6 hours)
05pisang – Nawal (3/4 hrs) 3200 m
06Nawal – Manang (3500m, 6/7 hours)
07Break or rest day on Manang
08Manang – khangsar or shree kharka( 3735m, 4/5 hours)
09Shree Kharka – Tilicho basecamp (4150, 4/5 hours)
10Tilicho Lake visit & back to Shree Kharka
11Shree Kharka – Yak Kharka (4018m) or Ledar (4200m /5-7hrs)
12Ledar — Thorong Phedi (4400m) or Thorong high camp (4900m 4/6 hrs)
13Thorong high camp – Muktinath(3800m, 7/8 hours)
14Muktinath – Tatopani  hot spring 6/7 hours drive
15Tatopane– Pokhara by bus 6/7 hrs.
16Pokhara sightseen by bus 7/8 hrs
17Pokhara to Kathmandu Bus.
18Free day Kathmandu sightSeen
19Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for your final flight departure

You can also ask our team for a customized Itinerary if you have a big team of trekkers.

Annapurna Circuit Trek Costs:

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 Cost for Annapurna Circuit Trek

No of PeopleCost for Person(USD)
1 paxNegotiable
above 2 personNegotiable
If you are looking for only a service then we provide it for only ***. Services include a potter guide, all local transport by bus, all government permits, and insurance for Nepali.

Note:  According to Trekking Terms and Conditions, if the client cancels the booking of the trek then the refund policy is as given:

• After booking The Trek if an Individual Gets un-well and Cancels his/her trip Before 1 Day of the Scheduled Date Company will Charge 60% of the Trip amount as a Cancellation fund.
• After booking The Trek if an Individual Cancels his/her trip Before Arriving here in Nepal Due to any reason Company will Charge 20% of the Trip amount as a Cancellation fund. (Note: if an individual Postpones the trip No Cancellation change will be taken)
• After the trip is started and if an individual cancels the trip in between Due to any region (Medical, Personal, etc.) no refund will be offered. The full Trip cost will be charged by the company.

Trek Guide:

The guides for this trek are primarily experienced Sherpa guides, known for their expertise in leading mountain expeditions, especially at high altitudes. Sherpas play a vital role in guiding and supporting climbers in challenging conditions. Their responsibilities include tasks like setting up base camps and transporting loads to higher camps. Their work begins at the mountain’s base camp, where other groups and animals handle load transportation. Subsequently, Sherpas take charge, carrying loads to higher camps, creating climbing routes, and assisting climbers in reaching the summit of the mountain.

Mr. Yakpu Sherpa is one of our experienced guides who is a registered guide by the Nepal Mountaineering Association.

We also provide special Trekking and Tour Guides. They are listed below:

  • Specific Language Guide for City Tour (70 $) Per Day.
    English Guide for city Tour (50$) Per Day.
  • Trekking Specific Language Guide (50$) Per Day.
    English Guide for Trekking (35$) Per Day.
  • Potter Guide for Trekking (25$) Per Day.
    Support/Potter Staff for trekking (20$) Per Day

Above above-mentioned rates For Guides include Daily wages and Gear and Equipment and do not include Insurance and Ground transportation Fees. Also, you can learn about the gear and equipment for the trek from our blog Trekking Essential. 

What is so special about Annapurna Trek?

Not only natural diversity but Cultural diversity is also fabulous. In the meantime, the Gurung villages in this region will let you experience their way of living, their traditional clothes, their culture, and tradition. Similarly, trekking in Annapurna will let you experience the mixed culture of Tibet and Nepal in this region and you will be witnessing the typical Gurung and Magar families residing in this region.

Pure local and authentic Nepali Cuisine is one of the best things in this trek. Cultural diversity throughout this trip is the extra sweetness of the trek. You can enjoy a variety of cultural lifestyles during your trekking period.

Hence, the majestic view of white Himalayan ranges, and dense rhododendron forests are the beauty of the Annapurna circuit. Similarly, alpine vegetation and the Himalayan villages with the memorable hospitality, lifestyle, culture, and traditions of people are the major attractions of the Annapurna circuit trek. Moreover, the sight of wild animals like Blue sheep, snow leopards, red pandas, Himalayan Tahr, and many species of birds makes the Annapurna circuit trek the best adventure trail for a lifetime experience.

Annapurna Circuit Trek 2024 Briefing

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After you have arrived in Kathmandu in the first place you will get to rest. Then, you will get to enjoy exploring Kathmandu Valley on the second day. In UNESCO World Heritage sites,  you will get a chance to explore Hindu and Buddhist culture Visiting Temples and monasteries.

From Kathmandu, you will drive until you reach Besi Shahar, Lamjung which is the starting point of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. Then, the trial moves through Paddy fields, sub-tropical forests, incredible waterfalls and fresh downstream rivers, huge cliffs, and beautiful hilly Himalayan villages of Nepal. Manang Valley together with the lower Mustang is influenced by Tibetan culture. Visitors can experience and observe the culture, tradition, and lifestyle of both Nepal and Tibet while trekking on this route.

For the most part, visitors can spot the mesmerizing views of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Machhepuchhre (6,993m), Manaslu (8,156m), Gangapurna (7,455m) and Tilicho Peak (7,134m) around the circuit. They can also visit the famous Muktinath Temple also well-known temple for Hindus as well as Buddhists. One can Visit Marpha village which is popular for Apples and you can enjoy world-class Apple wine in Marpha.

Annapurna Circuit Trek, in brief, offers you the chance to explore Himalayan landscapes. Likewise, you can explore alpine forests, rhododendron forests, wild animals, and bird species. You will get the chance to explore natural, cultural, and traditional beauty around the Annapurna region with this trekking.

Best time  and difficulty for Annapurna Round Trek

Annapurna Round (Circuit) Trek is a lifetime experience for you. Visiting it at the best time is what you should consider. But when is the best time to visit Annapurna? For the Annapurna Circuit, October and November is the best time. However, April and May are also considered to be the best times for trekking. The weather during these two seasons is generally clear and dry, so it’s not too cold when heading into high altitudes. That makes the perfect blend to walk and view the environment around.

To add Annapurna Circuit Trek is considered moderately challenging. It involves diverse terrains, steep ascents, and descents, and reaches high altitudes, particularly at Thorong La Pass (5,416m). Trekkers should be in good physical condition, prepared for changing weather, and aware of potential altitude-related challenges. Prior trekking experience and consultation with a healthcare professional are advisable.

Why Book Annapurna Circuit Trek from Hikeontrek?

The Annapurna Circuit Trek with Hikeontrek guarantees a smooth and enriching adventure. Backed by local expertise, they offer customizable itineraries and prioritize safety, ensuring a personalized journey through the stunning Annapurna region. Additionally, Hikeontrek is committed to responsible tourism, contributing to local communities while providing quality services at competitive prices. Positive reviews affirm their reliability, making Hikeontrek a trusted option for a memorable and well-supported Annapurna Circuit experience. Rest assured, booking any service with Hikeontrek eliminates the need for second thoughts.

Detailed Itinenary

Hike on Trek customizes Annapurna Circuit Trek as per your needs. We have talked with our Annapurna Trekking Guides and customized the trip itinerary in accordance. We are comfortable to customise the trip as you will.

ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT TREK ITINERARY (WITH MANANG/TILICHO LAKE/throng la pass /Jomsom /Pokhara) (18n/19d)

Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu – Besishahar (1000m)

Day 03: Besishahar – Chame by drive (2710m, 5/6 hours

Day 04: Chame – Pisang (3300m, 5/6 hours)

Day 5 :pisang – Nawal (3/4 hrs) 3200 m

Day 06: Nawal – Manang (3500m, 6/7 hours)

DAY 07: Break or rest day on Manang

Day 08 : Manang – khangsar or shree kharka( 3735m, 4/5 hours)

Day 09: Shree Kharka – Tilicho basecamp (4150, 4/5 hours)

Day 10: Tilicho lake visit & back to Shree Kharka

Day 11 :shree kharka – yak kharka (4018m) or ledar (4200m /5-7hrs)

Day 12 :Ledar — Thorong Phedi (4400m) or Thorong high camp (4900m 4/6 hrs)

Day 13 :Thorong high camp – Muktinath(3800m, 7/8 hours)

Day 14 : Muktinath – Tatopani  hot spring 6/7 hours drive

Day 15: Tatopane– Pokhara by bus 6/7 hrs.

Day 16 :Pokhara sightseen by bus 7/8 hrs

Day 17: Pokhara to Kathmandu Bus.

Day 18:Free day Kathmandu sightSeen

Day 19 : Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for your final flight departure

Trip Info

1. What's Includes

  • Pick up and transfer by car from Airport-Hotel-Airport.
  • 3 nights of standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and 2 nights in Pokhara as per the itinerary.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner trek.
  • Local lodges accommodation during the trek.
  • Government licensed guide plus experienced porters ( including their food, salary, accommodation, equipment, medicine & insurance).
  • All local transportation by car/bus as per the itinerary.
  • All necessary permits and entry fees.
  • Medical kit box
  • Rescue assistance.
  • All government taxes
  • Our service charge.

2. Doesn't Includes

  • Necessary equipment (sleeping bags, down jackets etc)
  • Meals in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa fee ($40).
  • Your travel insurance (should include your medical and rescue).
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Extra nights’ accommodation Lunch dinner breakfast in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Bar bills
  • Staff & driver tipping.
  • Any kind of hot and cold drinks

Trip Highlights

  • Sightseeing of UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu.

  • Explore Gurung villages- The great Gurkha villages.

  • Spectacular view of mountains like Dhaulagiri (8167m), Nilgiri (6940m), Mount. Annapurna I (8091m), Mount. Annapurna III (7555m), Mount. Machhapuchhare (6993m), Mount.Annapurna IV (7525m), Mount.Lamjung Himal (6983m), Mount.Annapurna II (7937m), Mount.Varaha Shikhar (7847m), Mount. Annapurna South (7219m), Mount.Tukuche Peak (6920m).

  • Natural hot spring bath.

  • Visit Muktinath.

  • Sunrise from Poon Hill.

Important Info

Extra nights’ accommodation Lunch dinner breakfast in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late

departure, early return from Trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary

 

 

 

Trip Map

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