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Annapurna Circuit Trek

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  • Duration 16 Days
  • Trip Grade High
  • Trip Destination Annapurna Circuit
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Max. Altitude 5416m
  • Trip Type Tea house trek
  • Transport Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • Accommodation Teahouse

Highlights

  • Easy and secure online booking system
  • Cancellation service as per the company's policy
  • Customizable itinerary as per client's availability and desire
  • A Licensed and skilled NTA guide with fluent English
  • Aiport transfer services
  • Road transportation in a private vehicle
  • Fantastic view of mountains like Annapurna. Thorung Peak, Nilgiri, Chulu West and Chulu East, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna II, and many more
  • Explore beautiful places like Muktinath(a sacred place for Hindus and Buddhists), Jomsom (headquarter of Mustang), Mustang district, Poon Hill viewpoint, and many more.
  • Stunning lakes, glaciers, deep George, rivers, streams, and waterfall
  • Explore Barge Monastery, the largest monastery in the Mustang district
  • Pass Thorong La Pass a 5416 meters

The Annapurna Circuit trek in Nepal is one of the most famous treks in the world. Even Though some of the trails are rough, it allures thousands of trekking lovers every year. This circuit trek to Annapurna is the third most famous trek in Nepal which is famous for the dramatic deep gorges, desolated high mountain passes, stunning viewpoint(Poon Hill), hot springs, and amazing views of many mountains, and so on.

The Annapurna circuit trek encompasses the entire Annapurna region and includes crossing the Thorung La Pass (5,416 m), walking along the world's deepest gorge (Kaligandaki gorge), enjoying the view of the Himalayan sunrise from Poon Hill, visiting the Muktinath Temple (a major pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists), and refreshing in the hot springs. One will travel at an altitude of 800 meters to 5,416 meters and will take us across many climatic zones from paddy fields, subtropical forests, rural farms, and glaciers.

Throughout this Annapurna circuit trek, you will be able to observe the panoramic view of high peaks and ranges like Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna I, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Annapurna II, Mt. Annapurna III, Mt. Annapurna IV, Mt. Annapurna south, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Machhapuchhare, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Lamjung Himal, Tukuche peak, and Tilicho peak. Similarly, this trek offers you the opportunity to learn about the Tibetan lifestyle in the Mustang Valle, snow leopards, and blue sheep, are likely to be seen in Yak Khark. We will also stop at the hot springs, where you can dive into the famous hot springs.

Major attractions of the Annapurna circuit trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek encircles the most beautiful spots of Nepalese beauty beyond the mountains and some cultural and religious aspects. Some of the major attractions or the reasons to choose the Annapurna Circuit trek are listed below:

  • Fantastic day at the tourist hub in Pokhara
  • Visit beautiful places like Jomsom, Poon Hill viewpoint, Manang, Muktinath, and so on.
  • Cross through yak pastureland and Thorong La Pass
  • Explore  the largest monastery in Manang, Barge Monastery
  • Revive yourself in a natural hot spring in Tatopani
  • Amazing lakes, glaciers, deep gorges, rivers, and waterfalls
  • Panoramic view of many mountains like Lamjung Himal, Annapurna, Thorung peak, and many more
  • Explore with more than ten different ethnic groups in 
  • Nepal
  • Enroute you will encounter suspension bridges and wooden bridges
  • Village settlements, teahouses, and lodges
  • Old centuries monasteries and shrines

Annapurna Region centers the hundreds of alluring natural, cultural and artistic attractions. All these lures can be inhaled during this circuit trek to Annapurna. One will be mesmerized to the upper level of satisfaction and gratification after coming in contact with them.

Mountains viewed during Annapurna circuit trek

Annapurna Massif encompasses large peaks in the Annapurna circuit. It has a peak at 8000 meters, 13 peaks at 7000 meters, and 16 peaks at 6000 meters. You can see the following peaks while walking the Annapurna circuit.

  • Annapurna I (8,041 m)
  • Annapurna II (7,937 m)
  • Annapurna III (7,555 m)
  • Annapurna IV (7,525 m)
  • Gangapurna (7,455 m)
  • Annapurna South (7,219 m)
  • Annapurna Fang (7,647 m)
  • Khangsar Kang (7,485 m)
  • Tarke Kang (7,202 m)
  • Lachenal Peak (7,140 m)
  • Tilicho Peak (7,135 m)
  • Nilgiri Himal North (7,061 m)
  • Nilgiri Himal Central (6,940 m)
  • Nilgiri Himal South (6,839 m)
  • Machhapuchchhre or Fish Tail Mountain (6,993 m)
  • Hiunchuli (6,441 m)
  • Gandharba Chuli (6,248 m)

Best time for Annapurna circuit trek

Annapurna Circuit trek is regarded as the best trekking experience by travelers who visit Nepal from all around the world. Surrounded by many mountain ranges and natural beauty, the circuit trek to Annapurna encompasses every natural and artistic aspect of the Annapurna region. While one can trek to the Annapurna circuit at any time of the year, the best time is considered to be autumn. In this season, you will have a perfect climate and weather to look at the surrounding mountain ranges like Annapurna, Manaslu, and Dhaulagiri. With no unobstructed weather, you can view the great sunrise and sunset scenario during the whole trekking journey. The main festival of Nepal, Dashain and Tihar also fall in autumn which is a great chance to look at the local tradition and culture of the people as well. Forests are filled rhododendron flowers and with greenery all around the trek.

Annapurna circuit trek route

Annapurna circuit trek officially starts from Bhulbhule after a delightful drive from Kathmandu. the trekking route follows the Masryandaghi river valley through Jagat, Dharapani, Chame, and Pisang. You will spend a night in all these places. On our sixth day, you hike towards Manang, where you stay for the acclimatization, preparing for the Thorong La Pass. After acclimatizing at Manang, you will continue the trek to Yak Kharka, and the next day you spend the night after reaching Thorang Phedi. Then, leave Thorong Phedi on our ninth day and head towards Muktinath, and on this day you will cross Thorong La Pass. The Thorang La Pass conjoins Manang village in the east with Muktinath temple and Ranipowwa village in the west.

After crossing the Thorang La Pass, you will trek towards Muktinath, the holy shrine of Hindus and Buddhists. From Muktinath, you will drive to Tatopani which is famous for its hot springs. It is believed that hot springs can water cure skin diseases. If you want, you can take a dip in this hot water. You will spend the night in Tatopani. The next day, you will trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani through the lush green forest of rhododendron, birch, and magnolia. You will spend the night in Ghorepani. The next day early in the morning you will trek for about an hour to reach again Poon Hill. Poon Hill is a viewpoint famous for its spectacular views of mountains like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna (I, II, III, South), Himchuli, Nilgiri, Machhapuchhe, Tukuche peak, Dhampus peak, and Gurja Himal.

After spending some quality time on Poon Hill, you hike towards Birethanti and then drive to Pokhara, where you will spend the last night in the trekking area. The next morning, you will return to Kathmandu by private vehicle.

Itinerary
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    Today, you will arrive in Nepal. Our company representative will pick you up from the international airport and transfer you to the Kathmandu hotel. The representative will brief you about the trekking. You can freshen up and rest for the day in the hotel. Or, stroll around the streets of Thamel overseeing local markets and fares. Stay overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

    Accommodation: Arushi Boutique Hotel / Samsara Boutique Hotel / Hotel Shambala / Hotel Crowne Imperial or similar

      The first day of our trek starts early in the morning. After breakfast, we drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar in a private vehicle. The route takes us from the Kathmandu Valley along the scenic Trishuli River to Pokhara and Besishahar. Upon reaching there we will have lunch and start our trek towards Bulbule. The place is located on the banks of the Marshyangdi River. During the trek, you will see terraced farms, traditional villages, forest trails, hotels, and lodges. You will also get a chance to witness Ganesh and Manaslu snow peaks.

      Driving time: 5 to 6 hours
      Walking hours: 2 to 3 hours

        After a hearty breakfast, we will start our trek toward our destination. the trail follows the beautiful path through green forest and terraced fields along with the Marsyangdi River. You will take a lunch break and pass through many rural settlements and farmlands and gradually reach the peaceful village Jagat, the former trading post.

        Walking hours: 5 to hours
        Highest altitude: Jagat (1300m)

          We will begin our trek after completing all the morning routines and breakfast, following the Marsyangdi river, and after a steep climb, we will reach Tal village around the Manang area. Here we can see as many waterfalls forming the river by the sandy beaches. We will walk through barley, paddy, and potato fields and reach Kodo, the largest village in the Manang Valley. Moving on, we cross the suspension bridge, and after a short ascent of the stone Kani, we reach Dharapani - the destination for the day.

          Walking hours: 5 to 6 hours
          Highest altitude: Dharapani (1860m)

            Today we will leave Dharapani and head towards Chame following the trails through the lush forest of oak, pine, fir, and maple along with the Marsyangdi River. during the whole trek, you will be surrounded by the green forest along with the stunning view of Lamju ng Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV. We will also stop by the hot spring for short time. Upon reaching Chame we will rest for the day in the hotel.

            Walking hours: 6 to 7 hours
            Highest altitude: Chame (2610m)

              The day starts after morning breakfast and heading towards the massive rock wall- The Paungda Danda through a steep and narrow valley. This Paungda Danda Rock is considered very sacred by the locals. It is a curved rock rising 1500m from the Marsyangdi River. From the trail, you will see the amazing view of Annapurna II in the south and the Pisang Peak in the northeast. Then we will descend towards Manag valley into the Pisang village. Upon reaching the village, we will spend our night at the hotel.

              Walking hours: 5 to 6 hours
              Highest altitude: Upper Pisang (3300m)

                After completing the morning routine and breakfast we will hike to Upper Pisang through the upper trails via Geru from where we can see the magnificent views of Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, Tilicho, and Pisang Peak to the north face. As you go up the road, you will feel cold, dry, and hard. This trail passes through Tibetan settlements, and we get a chance to explore Buddhist culture. Upon reaching there. we will visit Barge Monastery, the largest monastery in Manang. You will see many trails dotted with Buddhist shrines as we pass through the Monasteries and will finally reach Manang bazaar.

                Walking hours: 6 to 7 hours
                Highest altitude: Manang (3540m)

                  As today is the acclimation day, we will explore the Manang village. Early in the morning, after breakfast we will roam around the village you will get a chance to see the magnificent view of Annapurna III, Tilicho, Pisang, and Chulu Peaks. We will also explore Gangapurna and ice lakes. we also visit the Himalayan Rescue Association in Vraja village, where we will get information about acute mountain sickness and all other information related to it.

                    After exploring the Manang village and acclimatizing to the higher altitude, we will move towards Yak Kharka. First, we will pass over stream and scend to Tenki village and will head towards northwest Jar Sang Khola valley leaving Marshyangdi valley. During the trek, we will pass through pasture land and the green forest of juniper. As the trek continues, we will pass through a small village, Gunsan. After crossing a small river on a wooden bridge we will ascend up to the spectacular valley to an open meadow which is called Yak Kharka.

                    Walking hours: 4 to 5 hours
                    Highest altitude: Yak Kharka (4050m)

                      Today, we will be heading towards Thorong La pass, Thorong Phedi. we will ascend to a ridge and te descend crossing the Marsyangdi River on the wooden bridge. After trekking up the mountain, we will be following a narrow path across a slope and descend towards Thorong Phedi. During the whole trek, you will witness many majestic mountains like Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, Pisang Peak, and many more. upon reaching today's destination, we will stay at a hotel and rest for the day.

                      Walking hours: 4 to 5 hours
                      Highest altitude: Thorong Phedi (4525m)

                        Today will be a remarkable day as we will be heading towards Muktinath temple from Thorong La High Pass. As you will trekking to the highest pass of the world, Thororng La High Pass, it can be a bit challenging. After all the morning routines and breakfast, we will start our trek through icy air and high altitude but the view from the pass is amazing and worthy. towards the north, we will see the stunning view of Himalayan peaks. After which we will descend towards Muktinath Temple- A sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists. Thorong Phedi to Muktinath is a part of the Annapurna Circuit that connects two valleys, Marshyangdi valley and Kaligandaki valley. during this trek, you will witness the amazing view of Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri range. After reaching Muktinath we will stay overnight at a hotel.

                        Walking hours: 8 to 9 hours
                        Highest altitude: Thorong La high Pass (5416m)

                          Today we will drive to Marpha from Muktinath by bus or jeep. During the drive, we will pass through the Kali Gandaki river bank, Thakali villages and Kali Gandaki George, natural hot springs, and many more. After reaching Marpa we will stay at the hotel and rest. You can also enjoy the fresh Himalayan apples and their varieties of food like apple pie, apple cider, apple crumbles, and many more.

                          Driving Time: 3 to 4hours
                          Maximum altitude: Muktinath (3710m)

                            Today we will move towards Tatopani. The name Tatopani indicates "tato" meaning "hot" and "pani meaning "water". This place is famous for splashing water running downhill along with the old ethnic houses full of pure culture and authentic blends. You can also revive yourself in natural hot spring water. You will pass through forest side tracks, a waterfall, an Apple farm, natural hot spring water, rivers, and a cluster of hotels, teahouses, and settlements.

                            Driving time: 3 hours 30 minutes
                            Maximum altitude: Marpha (2680m)

                              Today, we will head towards Pokhara by jeep or tourist buses. It takes around 5 to 6 hours to reach the destination. we will stop at Beni for lunch and then the trails continue from off-roads and forest side tracks. On the arrival in Pokhara, we will stay at the hotel and enjoy the evening with delicious Nepalese food and rest for the day.

                              Driving time: 6 hours
                              Maximum altitude: Pokhara (822m)
                              Accommodation: Hotel Lake Paradise / Hotel Lake Shore / Busy Bee Resort Pokhara / Hotel Jal Mahal or similar

                                Today we will start our days after breakfast and head towards Kathmandu by tourist bus. it takes around 5 to 6 hours to reach Kathmandu from Pokhara. If you want to fly back to Kathmandu from Pokhara, we can make it available for you as well.

                                Driving time: 5 to 6 hours
                                Accommodation: Arushi Boutique Hotel / Samsara Boutique Hotel / Hotel Shambala / Hotel Crowne Imperial or simila

                                  Today, as per your international flight schedule, the company representative will drop you at the airport, from where you can board the plane and fly to your nation.

                                  Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

                                  What's Included

                                  • Airport transfer services at the beginning and end of the trek
                                  • TIMS card and Annapurna Conservation Area Project permit
                                  • A stay in a 3 to 4 starred hotel in Pokhara (1 night) and in Kathmandu (2 nights)
                                  • Road transportation in private vehicle 
                                  • Three times meals and accommodation throughout the trek
                                  • Trekking maps
                                  • An experienced licensed holder guide along with a porter  as per the group size
                                  • Basic medical first aid kits
                                  • One NTA T-shirt
                                  • Food, Accommodation, and local taxes for guides and porters
                                  • Farewell dinner at the end of the trek

                                  What's Excluded

                                  • Travel Insurance (Travel insurance is compulsory to take an adventure trip and it must be covered in both medical & emergency evacuation with the worth of USD100, 000.00 minimum.)
                                  • Nepal entry visa fee
                                  • Personal health insurance
                                  • All kinds of hard and soft drinks 
                                  • Extra expenses like Wi-Fi, hot shower, electronic battery charger, and laundry during the trek
                                  • Tips and gratitude to the staff
                                  • Extra expenses of food and accommodation in early arrival, late departure, or due to any other condition
                                  • All the things which are not included in the cost include
                                  Departure Dates

                                  The Fixed Departure dates are listed for the special quoted price specified on the Small Group Joining trip. But we are flexible to receive any dates booking in Private Group Departure or Single Traveler basis for the year2022, 2023 and 2024 on your suitable dates which can certainly be added by us in our fixed departure list.

                                  For Comfortable and Quick Booking Contact:
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                                  Available on WhatsApp, Viber or WeChat. 
                                  Contact Person - Binod Sapkota

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                                  Start DateStart: SundayOct 09, 2022End DateEnd: MondayOct 24, 2022PricePriceUS $1250StatusStatusGuaranteed
                                  Start DateStart: FridayOct 28, 2022End DateEnd: SaturdayNov 12, 2022PricePriceUS $1250StatusStatusGuaranteed
                                  Start DateStart: MondayOct 31, 2022End DateEnd: TuesdayNov 15, 2022PricePriceUS $1250StatusStatusGuaranteed

                                  Best season for the Annapurna circuit trek

                                  The weather is the most important factor while doing the trek, one can perform this trek throughout the year but the best time is considered to be autumn when the month September, October, and November falls. during this season, the temperature is very suitable for the trekkers and the sky is mostly clear and you will get a fantastic view of mountains and their surroundings. You will also get the perfect view of sunrise and sunset during the whole trek due to perfect weather and clear skies. As the main festival of Nepal, Dashain and Tihar fall in autumn, and you will also get a chance to experience the local tradition and culture the local people as well.

                                  Group size during Annapurna circuit trek

                                  Aimed at Annapurna Circuit Trek, there will be one leader and a Sherpa porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers). This preparation is done for the flat running of the trekking. It safeguards that the trip will carry on as per plan also if anybody in the group gets bizarre. Nepal Trek Adventure (NTA) can operate this ramble for a group of any scope. But, a group of 12 is considered as finest size. However, if you have an assembly of more than 12, NTA can organize this too.

                                  Accommodations during the Annapurna circuit trek

                                  We will pass nights at a luxury hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Besisahar, respectively. While on the trek, we will pass nights at local tea houses. All accommodations for this trekking journey will be on twin sharing basis. However, on entreaty, single rooms can also be made accessible but it costs an additional $ 300 US. But some places in the Annapurna region do not permit single accommodations at any cost.

                                  Meals during Annapurna circuit trek

                                  Throughout our Annapurna Circuit Trekking, we will relish typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines as well as all sorts of international cuisine like Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian. You can even relish hot chocolates, bread, and drinks of diverse variety and snacks. Breakfast of a day will be assisted at the same tea house or lodge where we disbursed the night, as per its menu. Lunch will be provided on the path to the destination, and dinner will be provided at the tea house where you spent the night. A welcome dinner, a farewell dinner, and breakfasts will be organized during the stay in Kathmandu.

                                  Are food and water safe during the circuit trek to Annapurna?

                                  The tap water and the untreated water are considered rather safe in the Annapurna circuit. However, it is highly recommended you buy mineral water along the way or use iodine tablets or Steripen. Steripen is considered better than tablets for purifying water. The food is 100% safe to eat. The foods in the circuit are considered to be some of the best delicacies in Nepal. Also, there are many hotels and restaurants where you can even get some wester style dishes and coffee. You will definitely have no problems with the food while traveling in the Annapurna circuit.

                                  Tips for Annapurna circuit trek

                                  While the trek along the circuit is easy to travel. There are many things that the trekkers need to take into account while going through the Annapurna circuit. Here are some tips that might be helpful.

                                  Always carry Nepalese Rupees: We highly recommended that you change your country's currency to Nepalese rupees. You will have no problem buying and spending the money on anything necessary along the trek. Having a dollar or other currencies cannot be used effectively in local areas. We highly recommend you change to the local currency in Kathmandu, the capital city before you head on the trek.

                                  Fill up on snacks: You should always carry some light snacks, dried fruits, drinks (water is the best choice), and many more. It will help to maintain the stamina and energy to help you make all set for the trek roads.

                                  Never forget your gear: Having a good set of gears while on the journey is always important.  You should definitely carry trekking poles, jackets, gloves, sleeping bags, woolen hats, etc. You can always bring your own gear, but if your luggage is already heavy enough you always have an option to buy them in the capital. There are many outfitters and authentic stores in Kathmandu that will provide you with the best gear at cheap and negotiable prices.

                                  Fill up on water: Dehydration is always a thing you should consider when traveling. It is not always possible to get fresh water everywhere. You can use purification tablets, and purifiers for this. You should always carry some water bottles so that you can stay hydrated all the time.  Also, always remember to fill up on mineral water bottles or water from local villages when you come across them.

                                  Get a Map: Always carry a map of the place to know where you are at all times. Having a navigation item is always handy for use.

                                  Respect local culture: Nepal is a very diverse country in its culture and religion. Respect any culture and traditions you come across. You can ask your guide to explain them to you whenever you come across one or, study the culture of the place where you’re heading beforehand.

                                   

                                  Frequently Asked Questions
                                  • Q1. What is the highest altitude that we reach during the Annapurna circuit trek?

                                    The highest altitude that we reach during Annapurna Circuit Trek is the Thorong La Pass. It is at an elevation of 5416 m or 17769 ft.  The Thorung La pass is in the Damodar Himal, in the center of Nepal. It is a connecting point of the village of Manang to the east to the nearby village of Ranipauwa in the west. In addition to travelers who visit, the pass is regularly used by local traders.

                                  Testimonials
                                  What Our Clients Say
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                                    Deniz AvciTurkey,May 29, 2021

                                    Amazing Annapurna Circuit trek with NTA

                                    We were amazed by the beauty of the mountains, forests, streams, rivers, glaciers, and many more. Every trail of this trek was covered with beautiful scenarios. The stunning view of the mountains during the trek makes you amazed. We really enjoyed this amazing Annapurna Circuit trek with NTA. Highly recommended company.

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                                    Hakim BelkacemAlgeria,October 23, 2020

                                    Trek to Annapurna Circuit

                                    The trek to Annapurna Circuit was the most memorable one. We were amazed by the beauty of the mountains and its surrounding as well as the management done by the company. The whole trek was perfect. Thanks, NTA for recommending this amazing trek. We enjoyed every bit of this trek. Highly recommended company.

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                                  Why travel with Nepal Trek Adventure?

                                  Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition is one of the best local travel companies based in Kathmandu with leading adventures.

                                  • Small Group Departure
                                    Small Group Departure

                                    We run small and manageable group departure during the main season of the year. You can also make your trip private and maintain your own itinerary.

                                  • Locally Based Leaders
                                    Locally Based Leaders

                                    Our locally based team encompasses highly qualified and experienced and friendly and obliging team leaders, who will assist you in making your journey in our country more ravishing.

                                  • Travel with Confidence
                                    Travel with Confidence

                                    Travel with Confidence is something that comes from commitment. Being a legally registered company, we commit to provide best, satisfactory trekking, tour, and expedition.

                                  • Support Local Communities
                                    Support Local Communities

                                    All the tours and trekking that we run are programmed to keep nature safe and sound. We are also a member of different clubs working for the welfare of the community.

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