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Annapurna Circuit Trek - 14 Days

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  • Duration 14 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

  • Simple reservation and booking process
  • We offer free cancellation service if informed 90 days prior the trek
  • Upon booking confirmation, a brief travel briefing will be held after your arrival 
  • Simple payment method
  • 24/7 communication by contacting: +977 9851017030 (Binod Sapkota)
  • Highly expert and experienced team
  • Customization provided for your 14-day trek to Annapurna circuit according to your request
  • Commitment to responsible and sustainable tourism

Undoubtedly one of the best treks in Nepal, if not worldwide, is the Annapurna Circuit trek. This classic circuit trek is a highly captivating and breathtaking experience. Beautiful farming villages, Buddhist monasteries, desolate high mountain routes, dramatic deep canyons, and all of the Annapurna Massif's main peaks are some of the major highlights of this trek.

Our Annapurna circuit trek is a well-crafted package that allows you to explore the gems of Annapurna within just 14 days. The circuit trek lies in the Annapurna region and lets you experience panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, including Annapurna I, II, III, and IV, as well as Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhre.

You can enjoy the exciting journey at altitudes ranging from 800 meters to 5,416 meters on the Annapurna circuit trek. The trek to the Annapurna circuit spans over 230 kilometers. At 5,416 meters, Thorong La Pass is the highest point on the journey and provides an amazing 360-degree view of the surrounding Himalayas.

Our package for the Annapurna circuit, a 14 days trek, is considered moderately difficult, requiring a good level of fitness and acclimatization due to the high altitude. However, with proper preparation and a slow ascent, it is achievable for most trekkers.

The Annapurna Circuit trek in Nepal follows a circular route, starting from Besisahar and ending in Nayapul. Along the way, trekkers pass through various villages, such as Chame, Manang, and Muktinath, each offering a unique cultural experience.

The Annapurna circuit trekking route takes you through stunning landscapes, including the Marsyangdi Valley, the Kali Gandaki Gorge (the deepest gorge in the world), and the picturesque Jomsom. Throughout the journey, trekkers are treated to magnificent views of snow-capped peaks, cascading waterfalls, and serene mountain lakes, making it a truly unforgettable experience.

So why wait? We are here to support you in achieving all of your trekking goals. We are excited to travel with you to have treasured experiences throughout the circuit trek to Annapurna. The bookings are open for the years 2024, 2025, and 2026, so please contact us and make your bookings now.

Route for the Annapurna Circuit Trek

Your circuit trek to Annapurna starts with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar. After spending the night in Besisahar, we will drive to Chame. From the third day onwards, we will start trekking towards Pisang and Manang, respectively.

After acclimatizing for one night in Manang, you will then trek to Yak Kharka or Laddar. Throughout the trails, you will get distinct views of the Himalayas, which will keep motivating you to trek further. On the 7th day, the route will either go towards Thorang Phedi or High Camp, depending on your pace and preferences.

The route will then take you towards Muktinath, following the trails of Thorang La Pass. Muktinath is considered one of the most significant pilgrimage sites in Nepal. The next day, you will get to experience a scenic drive to Tatopani. The routes for the upcoming days will follow the trails of Ghorepani, Poon Hill, Birethanti, and eventually a scenic drive back to Pokhara.

Your circuit trek to Annapurna will end on day 13 with a drive to Kathmandu from Pokhara. During the drive, you will be offered views of various villages, rivers, and hills. You can enjoy nature as you sit back and recall your once-in-a-lifetime experience of this trek.

Why should you do the Annapurna Circuit Trek?

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is the most diverse and varied trek available in Nepal. Along the way, you'll pass through ice passes, alpine valleys, and lush subtropical jungles. In just a few days, you will traverse semi-arid deserts, rice fields, and lush river valleys.

Trekking to Annapurna Circuit will give you an opportunity to experience the culture and lifestyles of people living there. You will also get to interact with the locals and hear their stories.

Since the Annapurna Circuit has been a popular trekking destination for over 50 years, there is no shortage of high-quality lodging along the route. The majority of the teahouses and lodges provide modern amenities like hot showers, wi-fi, comfortable mattresses, and Western toilets along the trails.

During your overnight stay in Pokhara, you can go shopping and try out various restaurants. You can even go boating in Fewa Lake. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to explore the nightlife in Nepal.

The Annapurna Circuit is an ideal introduction to high-altitude trekking for first-time trekkers. Compared to other high-altitude treks like the Manaslu Circuit Trek and the Everest Base Camp Trek, the circuit is less difficult and more achievable.

Best Time to do Annapurna Circuit Trek

You can trek the Annapurna Circuit year-round. However, the greatest seasons for trekking are spring and fall, which span from February to May and September to early December. Since these seasons provide more temperate weather and better trekking conditions, spring and fall are the most popular times for trekkers to trek to the Annapurna Circuit.

Spring season (March to May)

An ideal season to trek the Annapurna Circuit is in the spring. The route is steady, the flowers bloom profusely, the rivers swell and form spectacular cascades, and the temperatures are moderate.

Trekking to Annapurna Circuit in this season offers better views, and a clearer sky is also available in the spring; however, occasionally fog might be seen at lower elevations. The trekking route gets crowded as it is one of the peak seasons for trekking in the Annapurna region. Here are the temperature ranges during the spring season at lower and higher elevations:

Lower elevations (1000–2500 m)

  • Daytime: 15°C–20°C (59°F–68°F)

  • Nighttime: 5°C–10°C (41°F–50°F)

Higher Elevations (2500 m–5416 m)

  • Daytime: 5°C–15°C (41°F–59°F)

  • Nighttime: -5°C to -15°C (23°F to 5°F)

  • Thorong La Pass (5416m): Can drop to -20°C (-4°F) at night

Autumn season (September to November)

The Annapurna Circuit offers fantastic trekking conditions in October and November, when the rains stop. The routes are no longer small rivers, the days are warm, and visibility is excellent.

Although you'll be walking alongside locals on the trails, part of the allure of traveling to this region of the world is undoubtedly having to hold back to give way to a yak or a herd of goats.

Autumn is one of the safer seasons for trekking to the Annapurna Circuit because of the lower temperatures, less mud on the mountainsides, reduced chance of avalanches, and well-packed routes. Here are the temperature ranges during the autumn season at lower and higher elevations:

Lower elevations (1000–2500 m):

  • Daytime: 15°C–20°C (59°F–68°F)

  • Nighttime: 5°C–10°C (41°F–50°F)

Higher Elevations (2500 m–5416 m):

  • Daytime: 5°C–15°C (41°F–59°F)

  • Nighttime: -5°C to -15°C (23°F to 5°F)

Permits Required for Annapurna Circuit Trek

Permits are required, as they provide you with authorization to enter the Annapurna region. For Annapurna circuit trekking, you need two major permits: the Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) and the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP).

Please note that we have included the charges for these permits in our cost, and our team members will take these permits for you so that you can have a smooth and hassle-free trek. Here is some brief information regarding these permits.

Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS)

TIMS, alias, increases the safety of all trekkers in Nepal. Your name and travel itinerary will be added to the system as soon as the cost is paid. In addition to helping local authorities plan sustainability initiatives in specific locations, this permit will be useful for rescue operations in the case of emergencies during your trek.

Not just for the Annapurna Circuit, but for most treks in Nepal, a TIMS card is required. For us to get your TIMS card, we require a photocopy of your passport and two passport-sized photos. The cost of a TIMS card is NPR 2,000, which is equivalent to 17 USD.

Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)

This permit was created specifically for the Annapurna Region. The permit and the amount you have to pay help to preserve the area. To get an ACAP permit, you'll need your passport and two additional passport pictures.

To get your ACAP, you need to fill out a form with information on your insurance, your intended trekking route, and your itinerary. The cost of ACAP is NPR 3,000, which is equivalent to 25.50 USD.

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Itinerary

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  • Duration6 to 7 hours
  • Highest Altitude760 meters
  • AccommodationLodges /Teahouses

Once you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our team representatives will be there to greet you. As soon as you come out of the gate, we will be there holding your name plate with Nepal Trek and Adventure’s logo.

Our team representatives will then drive you to your hotel on our private tourist bus. Once you reach the hotel and freshen up, we will do a small pre-trip meeting where we will give you a brief overview and scheduled plans for your upcoming days. You will meet your trip guide during the pre-trip meeting, so you can ask any questions you have regarding your Annapurna circuit trek.

Please note that if you arrive in Kathmandu before 4 p.m., the pre-trip meeting will be held in our head office in Thamel. However, if you arrive later in the evening, our representative will meet you at your hotel.

If you arrive early and have the rest of the evening free, you can explore Kathmandu and Thamel. This is a great opportunity to shop around and buy things necessary for your trek.

  • Transportation: Pick-up and Transfer from Airport to Hotel

  • Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu (Twin-sharing basis, BB Plan)

    Our second day of the Annapurna Circuit Trek starts after an early breakfast. Today we will drive towards Besisahar, which covers a distance of around 172 kilometers.
    The drive takes around 6 to 7 hours, depending on the road condition. While the drive might be a bit challenging due to the winding mountain roads, it will be worth it for the breathtaking scenery that awaits us along the route.
    Beautiful scenery, lush green valleys, and charming villages tucked away in the Himalayan foothills will greet us as we depart the busy city.
    The highlight of the day will be catching the first glimpse of the magnificent Annapurna mountain range in the distance, filling us with anticipation and excitement for the adventures that lie ahead on this remarkable trek.

    • Highest Altitude: 760 meters
    • Total driving hours: 6 to 7 hours (From Kathmandu to Besisahar)
    • Accommodation: At a tea house in Besisahar
    • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

      The third day of the Annapurna Circuit Trek starts after an early morning breakfast. Today we will drive to Chame, which covers a distance of around 66 kilometers.
      The drive takes around 3 to 4 hours to complete. Driving from Besisahar to Chame helps save 2-3 days of the trek. The drive to Chame is a testament to nature's grandeur, as the winding roads unveil breathtaking views of towering mountains, lush valleys, and cascading waterfalls.
      As the vehicle makes its way through the rugged terrain, trekkers find themselves immersed in a tapestry of ever-changing landscapes, from terraced fields to dense pine forests. Along the route, encounters with friendly locals and their vibrant culture add a sense of warmth and hospitality to the adventure.

      • Highest Altitude: 2,610 meters
      • Total driving hours: 6 to 7 hours (From Besisahar to Chame)
      • Accommodation: At a tea house in Chame 
      • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

        On Day 4 of the Annapurna Circuit Trek, we will embark on a picturesque trek from Chame to Pisang. The trail will lead us through breathtaking landscapes and charming villages.

        The distance covered will be approximately 15 kilometers, and the estimated duration of the trek will be around 6-7 hours, depending on our pace and breaks. Although the route may pose some moderate challenges, the mesmerizing scenery of lush forests, cascading waterfalls, and towering mountains will make it all worthwhile.

        A special highlight of the day will be crossing the dramatic Marsyangdi River on a suspension bridge, offering us stunning views of the valley below.
        As we reach Pisang, we'll be rewarded with a sense of accomplishment and be ready to embrace the beauty of this high-altitude region. We will stay overnight at the lodge and rest for the day.

        • Highest Altitude: 3,250  meters
        • Trekking hours: 6 to 7 hours 
        • Accommodation: At a tea house in Pisang
        • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

          On Day 5 of the Annapurna Circuit Trek, we will embark on an exhilarating trek from Pisang to Manang. The trek covers a distance of approximately 15 kilometers and is expected to take around 6-7 hours to complete, depending on the pace of the group.
          The trail presents a moderate level of difficulty, with some uphill climbs and uneven terrain. However, the breathtaking scenery along the route makes every step worthwhile. One of the special highlights of the day is crossing the Marsyangdi River via a suspension bridge, which offers an exciting and memorable experience.
          Additionally, the unique blend of culture and traditions observed in Manang village adds to the charm of this remarkable day on the trek. In the evening, have a delicious traditional meal at Manang and rest for the day.

          • Highest Altitude: 3,540  meters
          • Trekking hours: 6 to 7 hours
          • Accommodation: At a tea house in Manang
          • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

            Today we will acclimate to Manang. During the acclimatization day, we can go on a short hike near the area. The hike will cover a distance of approximately 5 kilometers and last for about 4 hours, allowing us to adjust to the higher altitudes and prepare for further challenges ahead.
            While the trek may present some moderate difficulty, the stunning and diverse scenery along the route will make it truly rewarding. We will be treated to breathtaking views of the majestic Himalayan peaks, lush valleys, and picturesque villages.
            A special highlight of the day includes a visit to the Gangapurna Lake, where the glistening waters reflect the surrounding snow-capped mountains, creating a serene and unforgettable atmosphere.
            This day offers a wonderful opportunity to appreciate the natural beauty of the region and immerse ourselves in the unique culture of Manang. In the evening, enjoy the authentic Nepali food and rest for the next day's journey.

            • Highest Altitude: 3,540  meters
            • Hiking hours: 4 hours (Short hike near the area)
            • Accommodation: At a tea house in Manang
            • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

              On the 7th day of the Annapurna Circuit Trek, trekkers will embark on a thrilling journey from Manang to Yak Kharka, or Laddar. The day's trek covers a distance of approximately 12 kilometers, and it is expected to take around 4 to 5 hours, depending on the pace of the group.
              The path may present moderate difficulty, but the breathtaking scenery along the route makes it truly rewarding. Awe-inspiring views of snow-capped peaks, lush valleys, and charming villages will be all around trekkers.
              One of the special highlights of the day is the chance to observe yaks grazing in the picturesque Kharkha (grazing pastures), adding a unique touch to the mountainous landscape. This leg of the journey promises an unforgettable experience, offering a blend of natural beauty and cultural encounters.

              • Highest Altitude: 4,000  meters
              • Trekking hours: 4 to 5 hours
              • Accommodation: At a tea house in Yak Kharka or Laddar
              • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

                On the 8th day of the Annapurna Circuit Trek, trekkers will make their way to Thorang Phedi, or High Camp, depending on their pace and preferences.
                The distance covered will be around 10 to 12 kilometers, taking approximately 4 to 5 hours to complete, depending on individual fitness levels and breaks. The trek may be challenging at times, as it involves uphill climbs and rocky terrain, but the mesmerizing beauty of the surrounding landscapes will make it all worthwhile.
                Along the route, hikers will be treated to breathtaking views of the Annapurna range and other towering peaks. A special highlight of the day is witnessing the unique blend of alpine forests, pristine rivers, and dramatic mountain vistas, creating an unforgettable experience for all adventurers.

                • Highest Altitude: 5,416  meters
                • Trekking hours: 4 to 5 hours
                • Accommodation: At a tea house in Thorang Phedi
                • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

                  On the 9th day of the Annapurna Circuit Trek, we will embark on a thrilling trek to Muktinath via the majestic Thorang La Pass.
                  The day will begin with an early morning start as we trek approximately 15 kilometers through challenging terrain, anticipating a duration of around 8–9 hours.
                  Though demanding, the panoramic views of the surrounding snow-capped peaks and the picturesque landscapes will make the effort worthwhile.
                  The route will treat us to beautiful scenery, including lush valleys, cascading waterfalls, and charming mountain villages. The special highlight of the day is undoubtedly reaching Thorang La Pass, standing at an impressive altitude of 5,416 meters, making it one of the highest points of the trek.
                  Our accomplishment will be celebrated as we descend to the holy site of Muktinath, a significant pilgrimage destination for both Hindus and Buddhists, offering a sense of spiritual serenity amidst the breathtaking Himalayan setting.

                  • Highest Altitude: 3,762  meters
                  • Trekking hours: 8 to 9 hours
                  • Accommodation: At a tea house in Muktinath
                  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

                    On the 10th day of the Annapurna Circuit trek, adventurers will go on a scenic drive to Tatopani, a blissful haven famous for its natural hot springs. The journey covers a distance of approximately 50 kilometers, taking around 5 to 6 hours to complete.
                    Throughout the route, trekkers are treated to breathtaking vistas of towering snow-capped peaks, lush valleys, and charming villages that showcase the authentic Nepalese culture. One of the major attractions of this drive is the opportunity to witness the dramatic transition in landscapes as the trek moves from higher altitudes to lower elevations.
                    The day's highlight, without a doubt, awaits at the destination, Tatopani. After a challenging trek, trekkers can unwind and soothe their tired muscles in the natural hot springs, believed to have therapeutic and healing properties.

                    • Highest Altitude: 2,743  meters
                    • Driving hours: 5 to 6 hours
                    • Accommodation: At a tea house in Tatopani
                    • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

                      On the 11th day of the Annapurna Circuit walk, the trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani is an exciting one.
                      As the day starts, hikers leave the relaxing hot springs of Tatopani and head out on a 15-kilometer journey. The path winds through a beautiful area with thick forests, terraced farmland, and small, charming towns.
                      Along the way, you will be amazed by the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges and the waterfalls that flow down them. One of the best parts of the journey is Ghara, a charming village where the Gurung people will welcome you with open arms.
                      Ghorepani, which is perched on a ridge, comes into view in the end and offers a spectacular sunset show. Anticipation builds for tomorrow's dawn hike to Poon Hill, where the magic of a sunrise panorama over the Annapurna Himalayas awaits.

                      • Highest Altitude: 1,190   meters
                      • Trekking hours: 7 to 8 hours
                      • Accommodation: At a tea house in Ghorepani
                      • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

                        On the 12th day of the Annapurna Circuit trek, we will embark on an exciting early morning hike to Poon Hill, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding snow-capped peaks as the sun rises. The hike covers a distance of approximately 6 kilometers and will take us about 2–3 hours to reach the summit.
                        After soaking in the mesmerizing sunrise, we will begin our trek to Birethanti, a charming village nestled in the lush greenery of the Annapurna region. The route to Birethanti spans around 20 kilometers and should take us around 8 to 9 hours to complete.
                        Along the way, we'll be treated to the serene beauty of the Himalayan landscapes, with picturesque terraced fields, rhododendron forests, and cascading waterfalls. The highlight of the day will undoubtedly be the unforgettable sunrise from Poon Hill, leaving us in awe of nature's grandeur and providing us with lasting memories of this incredible journey.
                        From Birethanti, we will drive to Pokhara. The distance covered during the drive will be approximately 130 kilometers, and the journey is expected to last around 6 hours.

                        • Highest Altitude: 822 meters
                        • Trekking hours: 8 to 9 hours (Poon Hill to Birethanti)
                        • Total Driving hours: 1 and half hours (Birethanti to Pokhara)
                        • Accommodation: At a hotel in Pokhara
                        • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

                          On the last day of our Annapurna Circuit trek, we will head back to Kathmandu. The distance covered during the drive is approximately 190 kilometers and takes around 7-8 hours, depending on the road conditions.
                          Throughout the route, we will be treated to stunning landscapes, picturesque villages, and lush greenery. One of the major attractions during the drive is the beautiful town of Pokhara, nestled beside the serene Phewa Lake.
                          The highlight of the day will be bidding farewell to the Annapurna mountain range, which has been our faithful companion throughout this unforgettable trekking adventure.
                          Alternate option: You can take a 30 minute flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu. (Not included in this package, If you want to add PokharaKathmandu, please write us while booking the trek.)

                          • Highest Altitude: 1,400 meters
                          • Total Driving hours: 7 to 8 hours 
                          • Accommodation: At a hotel in Kathmandu
                          • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and 1 farewell dinner hosted by NTA team.

                            On your departure day, our team members will be there to drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport. We will bid farewell to you in hopes of having more adventures together.

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

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                            What's Included

                            Domestic and International Airport Pickup and Drop-Off Services

                            • International Arrival Pickup
                            • International Dropoff on your Final Departure Day

                            Accommodations Services

                            • 2 Night in Kathmandu 3 star Hotel (Twin Sharing, BB Plan)
                            • 2 Night in Pokhara 3 star Hotel (Twin Sharing, BB Plan)
                            • 10 Nights in Local Tea Houses/lodges (Twin Sharing Basis)

                            Trekking Permits

                            • Local Government Entry Permit (Trek Card)
                            • Annapurna Conservation Area Project permit
                            • Trekkers' Information Management Systems Card (TIMS)

                            Pivate Transportation Services

                            • Kathmandu to Chame by local bus/jeep
                            • Muktinath to Tatopani by local bus/jeep
                            • Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus

                            Food Services

                            • 13 days of Breakfast: Local and Continental Choicefrom Tea House Menu
                            • 13 days of Lunch: Simple and Light Lunch in Tea houses
                            • 12 days of Dinner: Veg and Non-Veg Meals from the local tea houses Menu
                            • 1 Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu at Best Restaurant
                            • Breakfast during stay in Kathmandu 

                            Guide/Porter Services

                            • English-speaking government-licensed guide (Minimum 10 Years’ Experience)
                            • All Meals for the guide or porter
                            • Insurances for Guide & Porter
                            • Well-Paid Salary as Per Government Rates
                            • Local Sherpa for Carrying Luggage (Up to 20 KGs Max)
                            • First-Aid Kit Box Carried by Our Team
                            • Trekking Porter Services (Available on Fixed Departure dates; 2 Guests Share 1 Porter)

                            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 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
                            Add-Ons & Options

                            Pokhara to Kathmandu Flight (USD 106 per person)

                            For a seamless return trip, opt for the Pokhara to Kathmandu flight at USD 106 per person. Enjoy the added perk of scenic vistas from above during your swift return.

                            Pokhara to Kathmandu By private car (USD 125 for 3–4 people)

                            For a personalized and comfortable journey, consider the option of a private car from Pokhara to Kathmandu, priced at USD 125 for 3–4 people in a car. This exclusive choice ensures a convenient and tailored travel experience, allowing you to enjoy the scenic drive with your group in utmost comfort.

                            Availability & Private Trip

                            For those interested in joining a group tour, we offer a fixed departure date. However, if you prefer to choose your own date for the trip, we encourage you to explore our Book a Private Trip section, which provides the flexibility of booking on any day of your choice, as private trips offer daily availability.

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                            Start DateStart: WednesdayJul 17, 2024End DateEnd: TuesdayJul 30, 2024PricePriceUS $1250StatusStatusGuaranteed
                            Start DateStart: TuesdayJul 23, 2024End DateEnd: MondayAug 05, 2024PricePriceUS $1250StatusStatusGuaranteed
                            Start DateStart: MondayJul 29, 2024End DateEnd: SundayAug 11, 2024PricePriceUS $1250StatusStatusGuaranteed

                            Accommodation During Annapurna Circuit Trek

                            When choosing lodging, we put our trekkers' comfort and security first. The tea houses selected for this 14-day Annapurna circuit trek are more luxurious than your average teahouse.

                            Although most rooms are designed for twin sharing, our guides will make room arrangements based on gender.

                            Please let us know ahead of time if you will be traveling as a couple or if you would like private accommodations within a group, and we will make the appropriate arrangements to meet your needs.

                            You will be lodging at teahouses in the trailside communities during your trek. These are rather simple, usually consisting of two wooden bench beds with mattresses each, as well as communal restrooms.

                            If you don't want to wear your boots the whole trek, footwear suitable for teahouses is vital, as most restroom stops along this trek are only a short walk away. Only the common spaces are usually heated, and showers are not always offered.

                            Hot baths, internet access, and charger use are all covered by the budgeted expense under "Meals/Food." Though this isn't always the case, the teahouses frequently provide free WiFi. If you want to use the internet and showers at each teahouse, you should budget an extra $10 each day for your personal expenses.

                            Food during the Annapurna Circuit Trek

                            Throughout your trek, we will provide you with 12 breakfasts, 12 lunchs and 10 dinners, including a farewell dinner after your trek. Please note that your dinner in Pokhara and any extra food and beverages that you have during your trek will not be added to our costs.

                            The food along the Annapurna Circuit trail is varied and satisfying, providing the necessary energy for long and challenging hikes. Teahouses and lodges dot the route, offering a range of local and international dishes.

                            Traditional Nepalese cuisine, such as dal bhat (rice and lentil soup), momos (steamed dumplings), and thukpa (noodle soup), are staple options that provide a comforting taste of the region.

                            Additionally, trekkers can enjoy hearty breakfasts with eggs, toast, porridge, and pancakes, ensuring a nourishing start to the day. Fresh fruits, vegetables, and locally grown produce are also available, providing a refreshing and healthy option for those craving a lighter meal.

                            Trekkers can savor their meals while soaking in the awe-inspiring views of the Annapurna mountain range, creating an unforgettable dining experience on this remarkable trek.

                            Altitude Sickness during Annapurna Circuit Trek

                            You risk the danger of developing altitude sickness, sometimes referred to as acute mountain sickness (AMS), if you are traveling to elevations higher than 2,500 meters. Altitude sickness can affect you even if you are physically fit.

                            Those with a history of altitude sickness, those who exercise or consume alcohol before acclimating to the altitude, and those with respiratory disorders are at increased risk. Before you confirm the trek, we recommend that you consult your doctor for advice relevant to you and your medical circumstances.

                            Some symptoms of altitude sickness can be:

                            • headache

                            • loss of appetite

                            • feeling or being sick

                            • feeling tired or exhausted

                            • dizziness

                            • difficulty sleeping

                            If you experience any of these symptoms or other discomforts, please let the guides know. We will either add extra acclimatization days or slow the pace of the trek, depending on your condition.

                            Altitude sickness is a real risk that comes with the thrill and adventure of trekking in the Himalayas. However, as challenging as it sounds, it is preventable. Some ways through which you can avoid altitude sickness are:

                            • Ascend slowly

                            • Don’t drink alcohol during the trek

                            • Stay hydrated

                            • Use medications

                            • Eat a healthy diet, especially plenty of carbs

                            Booking Process for Annapurna Circuit Trek

                            If you want to book your Annapurna circuit trek with us, then we have an easy and accessible online booking system available with us. You can directly book your trek online and wait for a booking confirmation from our team.

                            You can also contact us online or on WhatsApp. If you choose to contact us online, you can directly contact us or call us at +977 9851017030 (Binod Sapkota). Our team members are available 24/7 at your service, ready to give you an amazing experience with a lifetime of memories.

                            For a confirmed departure on your chosen date, 100% payment of the cost is required. However, if you wish to secure your trek without full booking, a minimum of 50% of the total trek package cost should be paid, depending on the nature of your fixed departure tour or customized itinerary. The remaining 50% payment can be settled at our head office in Kathmandu or upon arrival in Nepal before your scheduled trek.

                              Packing Lists for Annapurna Circuit Trek

                              Here's a list of essential items to pack for the Annapurna Circuit Trek:

                              Clothing:

                              • Waterproof and breathable trekking pants
                              • Moisture-wicking base layers (tops and bottoms)
                              • Insulating mid-layers (fleece jacket, down jacket)
                              • Windproof and waterproof outer shell jacket
                              • Thermal socks
                              • Trekking boots
                              • Hats and gloves for warmth
                              • Sun hat and sunglasses
                              • Lightweight, quick-drying trekking shirts

                              Equipment:

                              • Backpack (40-50 liters)
                              • Sleeping bag (4-season, rated for cold temperatures)
                              • Trekking poles
                              • Headlamp with extra batteries
                              • Water bottles or hydration system
                              • Trekking map and compass/GPS
                              • Waterproof dry bags for electronics and clothing
                              • Travel adapter and chargers

                              Toiletries and Personal Items:

                              • Sunscreen (high SPF)
                              • Lip balm with SPF
                              • Insect repellent
                              • Basic toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap)
                              • Quick-drying towel
                              • Personal medications and first aid kit

                              Miscellaneous:

                              • Cash (local currency and some USD)
                              • Passport and necessary permits
                              • Snacks and energy bars
                              • Camera or smartphone for capturing memories
                              • Trekking guidebooks or reading material
                              • Lightweight trekking pants for evenings in tea houses
                              • Flip-flops or comfortable camp shoes
                              • Rain cover for backpack

                              Remember that this is just a general list, and you may need to adjust it based on your personal needs and preferences. It's also a good idea to check the weather conditions and specific requirements before embarking on the trek.

                              Tips for Annapurna Circuit Trek

                              • Plan and prepare well in advance, including obtaining the necessary permits and arranging transportation to and from the trailhead.
                              • Pack lightweight and functional gear, focusing on essentials such as a good quality sleeping bag, waterproof clothing, sturdy trekking boots, and a reliable backpack.
                              • Carry enough cash as ATMs might not be readily available along the trail. Also, bring a few extra passport-sized photographs for permits and official documentation.
                              • Start the trek from Besisahar and follow the trail in a counter-clockwise direction to avoid a steep ascent.
                              • Take enough time to acclimatize to the high altitudes by incorporating rest days and gradual elevation gain into your itinerary.
                              • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and avoid consuming untreated tap water. Carry water purification tablets or a water filter to ensure safe drinking water.
                              • Carry some basic medical supplies, including altitude sickness medication, painkillers, and any personal prescriptions you may need.
                              • Embrace the local culture by staying in teahouses and interacting with the local communities. Respect their customs and traditions.
                              • Hire a guide or join a trekking group for safety, companionship, and to gain insights into the local culture and environment.
                              • Be prepared for changing weather conditions and pack layers of clothing that can be easily added or removed as needed.
                              • Respect the environment by disposing of waste properly and avoiding single-use plastics. Leave no trace and help preserve the beauty of the Annapurna region.
                              • Finally, listen to your body and know your limits. Take it slow, enjoy the journey, and prioritize your safety and well-being throughout the trek.

                              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.

                              • Annapurna Circuit Trek is a popular hiking route located in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is known for its diverse landscapes, stunning mountain views, and rich cultural experiences.

                              • The typical duration for completing the full Annapurna Circuit Trek is around 10 to 15 days. However, the duration can vary depending on your pace and side trips you choose to take

                              • The best time for the Annapurna Circuit Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer stable weather conditions and clear mountain views.

                              • Yes, you need two permits for the Annapurna Circuit Trek: the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card. These permits can be obtained in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

                              •  Annapurna Circuit Trek is considered moderately challenging. It involves long daily walks, steep ascents and descents, and high altitude, so a good level of fitness and some prior trekking experience are recommended.

                              • Through the trail, there are teahouses and lodges that provide basic accommodation and meals. These are typically simple and cozy, offering a bed, blankets, and communal dining areas. Camping is also an option for those who prefer it.

                              • Hiring a guide or porter is not mandatory but highly recommended. A guide can provide valuable assistance, navigation, and information about the route and local culture. A porter can help carry your heavy backpack, allowing you to trek with less weight and fatigue.

                              • Essential items to pack include a sturdy backpack, comfortable trekking shoes, warm clothing, rain gear, sleeping bag, sunscreen, sunglasses, first aid kit, and water purification tablets. It's important to pack light but be prepared for different weather conditions.

                              • Yes, altitude sickness is a potential risk on the Annapurna Circuit Trek due to the high elevation. It's crucial to acclimatize properly, drink plenty of water, take it slow, and listen to your body. If symptoms of altitude sickness worsen, it's advisable to descend to a lower altitude.

                              • Annapurna Circuit Trek offers several highlights, including panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, crossing the Thorong La Pass at 5,416 meters (17,769 feet), visiting traditional villages like Manang and Marpha, and experiencing the rich local culture of the Gurung and Thakali communities.

                              • Yes, you can do the Annapurna Circuit Trek independently with a guide. However, it's important to be well-prepared, have proper trekking equipment, and be knowledgeable about the route and potential risks. Hiring a guide or joining a group trek is often recommended for safety and convenience.

                              • Yes, there are ATMs available in some of the larger towns along the trekking route, such as Besisahar, Manang, and Jomsom. However, it's advisable to carry enough cash with you, as ATMs may not always be reliable or available.

                              • Yes, it is possible to do a shorter version of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. You can opt for the "Annapurna Sanctuary Trek" or choose to trek only a portion of the circuit, such as from Besisahar to Jomsom.

                              • It is generally not recommended to drink tap water during the trek. It's safer to drink bottled water or use water purification tablets or filters to ensure the water is safe for consumption.

                              Testimonials
                              What Our Clients Say
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                                Sandra FrancessUnited States,January 16, 2024

                                14-day Circuit Trek to Annapurna

                                Shiva, our NTA guide, was the ideal hype man, and the Annapurna Circuit was more than simply a trek; it was a journey! The dude's contagious excitement and vast knowledge of the local way of life kept us all smiling. He also taught us a few Nepali words to please the teahouse proprietors. He went above and beyond to make sure everyone had a great time, including planning spontaneous dance parties and advising on where to get the greatest pizza made with yak cheese. Shiva is the right guide if you want your Annapurna hike to be genuinely unforgettable.
                                 

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                                Harris TaylorUnited Kingdom,January 14, 2024

                                Great trek: Annapurna Circuit

                                Amazing...I wish I could rate it six stars. Easily some of the greatest trekking I have ever experienced worldwide. The opinions are just indescribable. There's enough cuisine, and the tea houses are reasonably priced. Despite what many people say, trails are clearly marked, so a guide is actually not necessary. But the trail gets really bad after the Thorang La pass. It is a huge sorrow for the nearby villages that have been impacted by the path's closure, as many new roads have been constructed and the trail quality has declined significantly. Thank you, Nepal Trek Adventure and team.

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