Annapurna Circuit Trek

Duration: 14 Days    Based on 3 Reviews
Trip Details
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Difficult
  • Trip Style: Hiking & Trekking
  • Transport: Aeroplane / Tourist Bus
  • Food: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner(BLD)
  • Accommodation: Hotel & Guest house
  • Group Size: 2-12
  • Max Elevation: 5,416m/17,769ft
  • Best Season: Autumn (last September to November) and Spring (mid-March to mid-May)

Highlights

  • The trail goes through dense forests of rhododendron, pine, oak, aired desert terrain, and fine villages.
  • Get to see magnificent Lakes, Glaciers, gorgeous and waterfalls sceneries throughout the trek.
  • Cross challenging Thorong La Pass (5416m.) the world's widest pass.
  • Relaxing natural Hot Spring (Tatopani) at Jagat, Chame, and Tatopani
  • Experience rich culture & tradition.
  • Visit the sacred pilgrimage site, the famous Muktinath Temple.
  • Pass by numerous monasteries, gompas, mani walls, chortens, temples, and prayer flags that will enrich your journey spiritually.
  • Witness outstanding views of Annapurna Range, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, Lamjung Himal, Mt. Nilgiri, and many other mountains.

Annapurna Circuit Trek is the longest and relatively one of the challenging trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The diverse blend of religion and nature makes Annapurna Circuit Trekking an unforgettable journey in the Annapurna Himalayas. Opened in 1977, the Annapurna Circuit Trek has become the most popular trekking trail in Nepal. Every year hundreds of tourists visit this place to see the irresistible beauty of nature as well as several snow-capped mountains. Spectacular view of different mountain peaks, magnificent lakes, gorges, waterfalls, enchanting historical monasteries, famous sacred Muktinath temple, natural hot spring, fascinating flora and fauna, and the World's widest Throng La (5416m.) pass is the major exciting part of the Annapurna circuit trek. This famous trek offers a great opportunity to learn the Tibetan way of life which still strongly runs in the Upper Mustang area. There are several exciting day side trips during the Annapurna circuit trek. Snowland adventure has professionally designed our 14-days Annapurna Circuit Trek that will give you an adrenaline experience of the classic Himalayan trials. Moreover, we also design a tailor-made trek. So, do share your ideal trek with us and we will make sure to organize one for you.

Annapurna Circuit Trekking trail is full of adventures and thrills. You will pass by lush green pastures, dense forests of rhododendron, pine, oak, aired desert terrain, fine villages, crossing difficult pass along with enjoying Himalayan mountain views. Annapurna Circuit Trek will present you stunning views of Annapurna Range (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Manaslu (8,156 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), and many other mountains. The entire Annapurna region is home to several ethnic groups who have their own tradition, culture, lifestyle, and practices. During 14-days Annapurna Circuit Trek, you will pass by monasteries, gompas, mani walls, chortens, temples, and prayer flags that will enrich your journey spiritually as well. You will come to Muktinath Temple after across one of the highest pass of the world "Throngla -La" pass. which is a sacred pilgrimage site of Hindus. Every year thousands of devotees visit here to worship.

 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu
  • Day 02Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar by bus. Drive a little further and hike up to Bahundanda
  • Day 03Bahundanda to Chamje
  • Day 04Chamje to Dharapani
  • Day 05Dharapani to Chame
  • Day 06Chame to Pisang
  • Day 07Pisang to Manang
  • Day 08Acclimatization in Manang
  • Day 09Manang to Yak Kharka
  • Day 10Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi
  • Day 11Thorong Phedi to Muktinath
  • Day 12Muktinath to Jomsom via Kagbeni
  • Day 13Fly back to Pokhara or Take a local bus or jeep to Pokhara
  • Day 14Fly or drive to Kathmandu

What’s Included

  • Airport pickup/drop by a private vehicle.
  • All ground transportation on a private vehicle as per the Itinerary.
  • Standard accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast as per Itinerary.
  • Teahouse/guest house accommodation during the trek.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek as per Teahouse/guest house menu.
  • Welcome and farewell dinners.
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle.
  • English-speaking government-licensed guide and assistant guide.
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits.
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS).
  • Porter service.
  • Free trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map to take back with yourself.
  • Down jacket & sleeping bag provided by Snowland Treks & Expedition (to be returned after trip completion).
  • Staff expenses (salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation).
  • First aid kit.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Extra official expenses.
  • International Airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain due to any reason than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s), and driver(s).
  • Personal trekking gears.
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, hot & cold drinks, phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Include part.

Useful Information

Annapurna Circuit Trek route:

Annapurna Circuit Trek begins with a lovely drive to Besisahar from where you will trek to Bhulbhule. Leaving Bhulbhule behind, you will trek to Dharapani via Jagat. The trail from here goes through several small villages, dense forests, crossing bridges, yak pastures with Yak grazing, and take you to Manang. You will take an acclimatization day here and explore the village and go on a side trip to either of them Ice Lake, Meleropa cave, or Gangapurna Glacier. Nest day, you will ascend to Thorong Phedi via Yak Kharka. From here, you will climb to the challenging Thorong La Pass and descend down to Muktinath. Further, you will descend to Kagbeni and Jomsom to fly back to Pokhara and your Annapurna Circuit Trek comes to end.

Annapurna Circuit Trek difficulty:

Annapurna Circuit Trek is known as a difficult trek. You have to trek around 6 to 7 hours on daily basis and reach up to 5,416 meters to cross the challenging Thorong La Pass. Generally, after the Throngla pass, the trail goes harder down till to Muktinath Phedi which mostly covers snow in winter. You have to be in good shape and possess strong stamina to go on Annapurna Circuit Trekking.

The best time to go on Annapurna Circuit Trek:

The Pre-monsoon (February, March , April, and May) and Post-monsoon (August , September, October, and November) are considered the best time to go to Annapurna Circuit Trek. Although all-season of the year trekkers can do this trek. For weather or, any other information regarding Annapurna Circuit Trek cost or Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary, please feel free to contact us anytime, You are warmly welcome from the bottom of our heart. Snowland adventure is the team of enthusiastic workers, our guest's safety and comfort is our team's priority. We will make sure, with us, this trip will become the lifelong memory of your life. For any information regarding itinerary or Trek cost, or dreamed about a romantic adventure with your love feel free to contact us anytime we make your dream come true. Furthermore, interested to do another exciting adventure you can visit our popular trekking destination like the Manaslu circuit trek or the Everest base camp trek.

Local Company

The Annapurna circuit trek is far better and a lot cheaper to organize with a local company. Here are hundreds of local companies in Kathmandu and Pokhara so the more you try the better you get. Likewise, choosing the local means giving big support for the Nepalese economy. Therefore, I can say Snowland adventure is an absolutely safe and trustful local organizer to make your lifelong experience successful. We organize Annapurna circuit trek private trip and also group joining the trip as you require.

Note: 

People use Yak, Mules, and Jopke (a hybrid of yak and cow) as the transport of foods and materials. Give the way for animals and stay on the safe side of the trail while they are passing.

 Due to global warming, the weather in the mountain and hilly region has changed unusually. Because of this, we are facing some problems with bad weather, heavy rainfall, landside, highway blocked, flight delayed, or even canceled for a day. Sometimes because of the road traffic, we couldn't arrive on time. It may happen at any time of the year because we can't predict the weather condition and other situations. Therefore, if possible, we would like to suggest adding an extra supplement day before your international flight. If everything is going well, you have a beautiful day to visit any interesting place in the historical city.