Trip Fact

Trip Duration 14 Days
Destination Nepal
Trip Grade High
Transportation Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
Accomodation Teahouse
Price US $ 1190
Trip Style Tea house trek
Meals Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Max. Altitude 5416m
Per Day Walking 4 - 6 Hours
Best Season March to May and September to November
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Trip Highlights

  • You will lose at least 5-10 lbs
  • More than 100,000 trekkers pave the way to ABC in a year.
  • The ABC trek is best for those who want to lose him/her in nature from the busy and hectic office schedule. 
  • On the way to the Camp the trekkers pass through series of waterfalls, beautiful villages of its own type, terraced farmlands, rhododendron forests, and amazing panoramic views of mountains which gives you the feeling of refresh forever. 
  • A single trip that gives you the view of popular three peaks of the world namely, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchre (Fishtail).
  • Observe massive Annapurna Conservation Area. 
  • If you are a researcher or the student of sociology then it is more fruitful as you will get chance to encounter Sherpa people and their culture.

Annapurna circuit trek 14 days is classic trekking route in Nepal which passes through four districts and crosses world’s deepest gorge, Kali Gandaki gorge and ends at Poon Hill. The round trekking goes anti-clockwise from Besisahar to Nayapul and reaches to Thorong La Pass at an altitude of (5,416m/17,769ft). Annapurna Circuit Trek has its own distinct feature. Trekkers unanimously talk about the circuit for its scenic beauty of rivers, flora, fauna, and mountains despite road construction in modern days have threatened this classic trekking site. The trail passes through Lamjung, Mustang, and Kaski (Myagdi). It passes series of mountains like, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri which is more than 8000m. Furthermore, Annapurna Circuit Trek also takes us to Manang, Jomsom and the Muktinath region which again gets us to familiar with the unbeatable Nepalese landscape, culture, tradition, and lifestyles over there as well ancient caves, frozen lakes, alpine valley, centuries-old monasteries.

Similarly, it passes Langtang Himal, Annapurna II and IV, Annapurna III and Gangapurna, and Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri -- passing through the world's deepest gorge, Kali Gandaki (Dana) in between those two 8,000-plus meter peaks. At the end of the trek, Poon Hill offers the scenic view of two mountains Annapurna and Machapuchare (Fishtail Mountain). This trek leads to famous Buddhists and Hindus holy sites, significantly Muktinath—a sacred site for both Hindus and Buddhists. The circuit inhabits more than ten different culturally rich ethnic groups that reside in different climate zones there.

List of things to carry during Annapurna Circuit Trek

According to weather of Annapurna Region you have to sure about your health as the trail is not as easy, it looks so light equipment is to be carried which makes your trip more reliable and successful. The unnecessary items should be discarded and carry the necessary items which seem to be useful. If you are already known by the items for your backpack then it is impressive though you are confused about the equipments then visit our Backpacking Checklist this helps you for your entire journey to be successful.

Weather and Climate in Annapurna Circuit Trek

The most popular Hiking season in Nepal is October-November and because of the warming weather, April to May is the second most popular trekking season on the Annapurna Circuit.  While much of the Mountains cannot be trekked in the wet season, as much of the Annapurna circuit actually sits within a rain shadow. This means that it is possible to trek most parts of the circuit all year-round, including the monsoon period this clarifies that it is safe to trek Annapurna Circuit in any season. As Mountainous region are the coldest region where the temperature goes down to minus as the day temperatures will be very cool and night temperatures will drop well below freezing.

Outline Day to Day Itinerary:

  • Day 01:Drive to Besishahar then trek to Bhulbhule
  • Day 02:Bhulbhule to Chamche
  • Day 03:Chamche to Timang
  • Day 04:Timang to Dhikurpokhari
  • Day 05:Dhikurpokhari to Nawal
  • Day 06:Nawal to Manang
  • Day 07:Manang - Acclimatization day
  • Day 08:Manang to Ledar
  • Day 09:Ledar to Phedi or High camp
  • Day 10:Phedi or High Camp to Muktinath
  • Day 11:Muktinath to Marfa
  • Day 12: Marfa to Tatopani
  • Day 13:Tatopani to Pokhara
  • Day 14:Drive back to Kathmandu by car / van

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01:Drive to Besishahar then trek to Bhulbhule On that day we are heading to Besishahar Vai Tourist Bus . When we reach at Besisahar then we have lunch and ready for short trek to Bhulbhule . On the way we can see Very Beautiful Secenery of Jungle and defenetly Local Culture and Local Houses too. After around 1-2 hours of trekking we would reach at Bhulbhule , when we reach Bhulbhule we are heading to hotel and we spend night overthere
  • Day 02:Bhulbhule to Chamche When we get up on that day we feel Little bit Tired because of Yesterdays Long drive and Short trek ,We get up and take breakfast and Continue trek to Chamche , On the way we cane see couple of Water Falls , Some Rivers , Jungle and Local Tradionals Houses and Local Poeple . When we reach Chamche then going to hotel and take rest overthere
  • Day 03:Chamche to Timang On that day we are heading to Timang . Timang is very Beautyfull palce which is surrounded by Greenery Forest and White Mountain . On the way we can see some beautifull Waterfalls and Waves of River which make our Trek More intersting . The village of Timang stands high on a hill about 3-400m above Danakyu, it’s vantage point gives a jaw droppingly beautiful 360 degree view which take in the Annapurna range, the mighty Manasulu range and also several lesser but still stunning ranges. The view of the Manasulu range from Timang is particularly impressive, indeed I would even go as far to say that the views were so beautiful they were almost obscene, so good it was almost offensive. If anyone reading this decides to do the trail then I would highly recommend staying in Timang, waking up to those mountain views must be a truly.The scenery today continued to become more alpine in nature, we passed through many pine forests and past several rhododendron’s in full bloom.
  • Day 04:Timang to Dhikurpokhari On that Day Our Plan is Reaching at Dhikurpokhari.After Breakfast we follow roadway which is surrounded by Jungle . after 1 hours and 30 Minutes of Trek we reach Chame . Chame is Capital city of Manang Dristict . we keep heading towards to Our Distination . On that day we have lunch and Camp at Dhikur Pokhari
  • Day 05:Dhikurpokhari to Nawal After around 3 hours of Trekking from Dhikurpokhari we will reach to Gyaru then we will have a cup of tea enjoying the panoramic view of Annapurna Mountain. After taking rest for an hour we will continue our Trekking to Nawal.
  • Day 06:Nawal to Manang our day starts with down hill walk for about an hour and level walk through pine forest and pasture field which takes us to Braga where we meet the road again and follow the road all the way to manang where you see colourful chortens ,monastery, Tibetan style house,culture and landscape. Perfect mountain view could been seen from here. After 4-5 hours of Tewkking we will reach to Manang which has altitude of 3540m, we will stay Overnight in tea house.
  • Day 07:Manang - Acclimatization day Today is acclimatisation day, which is best spent being active and climbing to higher elevations for views but returning to lower altitudes to sleep. Manang itself is in a spectacular location with many attractions. There are lakes, caves, moraine-hills, monasteries or local activities in town.
  • Day 08:Manang to Ledar Today we leave Manang, & the trail makes an ascent of nearly 2000m to the Thorung La pass. We make the climb steadily through Tenki, leaving the Marshyangdi Valley. Continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley, we reach Ledar at 4,250m, there we see the vegetation's steadily more sparse. This is snow leopard area.
  • Day 09:Ledar to Phedi or High camp The trail descends to cross the river at 4,310m we then climb up to Phedi at 4,420m. At High Camp at an elevation of 4,600m, we can find some good, recently built Guesthouses. Your overnight stay will be there or at Phedi depending on how the altitude is affecting you.
  • Day 10:Phedi or High Camp to Muktinath The trail now leaves the river valley and climbs steadily over lateral moraine. The pass, marked by a large cairn, is the high point of our trek at 5,416m. It is an exhilarating geographical feature, dividing 2 mighty Himalayan valleys. Far below to the west is the Kali Gandaki River. We descend in that direction for the village of Muktinath, located in a poplar grove. It is a sacred shrine and pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists.
  • Day 11:Muktinath to Marfa From Muktinath to Marfa, we see people from Mustang, a restricted area to the north, who comes to sell handicrafts to pilgrims. Among their merchandise is the highly-revered mollusk fossil called shaligram. We will pass some ancient caves and see the impressive white mountain that is Dhaulagiri. We also transit at the significant town of Kagbeni, which is at a junction of 2 rivers and the north-south and east-west trading routes.
  • Day 12: Marfa to Tatopani Marpha, a lovely village of whitewashed houses and fertile fields, and continue down the Kali gandaki reaching the former Thakali trading centre of Tukche. As the trail continues, the Himalayan rain shadow blends into coniferous forest, and we reach the main river valley and Tatopani by Local Bus. From here there are spectacular views of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna's. we will take a bath at Tatopani and stay in Hotel overnight there.
  • Day 13:Tatopani to Pokhara We drive to Pokhara from here and it takes around 7 hour. We will spend some time Pokhara, enjoy evening. Overnight in a hotel.
  • Day 14:Drive back to Kathmandu by car / van After enjoying the days full of adventure, we return back to Kathmandu.

Cost Includes

  • Free airport picks upon your arrival and a drop at the end of your trip
  • Trekkers information management system.(Tims Card)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit.(ACAP Permit)
  • 1 night accommodation in Pokhara. (Tourist Deluxe)
  • All necessary ground transportation as per the itinerary
  • Trekking Map
  • Complete free trekking information before going to trek
  • Tasty and hygienic organic welfare dinner at the end of the trek in Kathmandu
  • Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • All nights in local teahouses/lodges during trekking
  • An experienced licensed holder guide and needed number of porters as per your group size
  • Medical first aid kit box ( which is carried by your team) 
  • Foods, accommodations and local tax for guide & porters

Cost Excludes

  • Your travel insurance ( Travel insurance is compulsory to take an adventure trip and it must be covered both medical & emergency evacuation with the worth of USD100, 000.00 minimum. 
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • Any kind of drinks (tea, coffee, water, hot water, etc) and of bar bills (alcoholic beverages)
  • Hot shower, WIFI, any electronic battery charges during only in trekking  
  • Tips and gratitude to your guides, porters, and drivers
  • Extra night accommodation or meals in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure and early return from trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
Rated 5/5 based on 7 reviews
  • Annapurna Circuit Trek 14 days
    Spain

    Annapurna Circuit Trek 14 days

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    I had booked an Annapurna circuit trek with Nepal trek adventures which is one of the best trekking agency of Nepal. The facilities, services, and guidance provided by them were more than awesome. Binod Sapkota, the managing director himself was our guide who is so experienced, friendly and highly informative about Annapurna region. I got to know about all the mountains, their names, and history which also increased my knowledge level. along with the gain of knowledge, I got to view the beautiful villages, massifs, flora fauna, cultures and traditions, the lifestyle of people, and among all, I got a new friend in Nepal, My. Sapkota. Highly recommend for Binod and his team.

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    Australia

    Annapurna Circuit Trek Best Cost

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    I had heard that Once Nepal is not enough I agreed with this saying after I visited Nepal. I had had one of the best treks of Nepal that is Annapurna circuit trek with Nepal trek adventures. The experienced and friendly team of NTA along with the view of Annapurna, Machhapuchre mountain (Fishtail mountain) made an invaluable memory of my life. The time spent in Nepal was just WOW and I'll never forget my journey there. Thank you all for contributing your time and experience for me making my life worthy and beautiful.

  • Thank you NTA...
    Switzerland

    Thank you NTA...

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    I planned to hike the Annapurna Circuit in March 2015 and booked the tour by NTA. Unfortunately I had to return after 3 days due to very bad weather conditions. Binod and his team were very flexible and they took time to make me different suggestions for alternatives. In a case of emergency of a friend on the Poonhilltrek Binod & his team reacted fast und straightforward to help. Binod, Shiva, Raj, Pawan... everyone was kind and helpful. And every appointment was perfect in time.

  • Best Trekking Agency
    United States

    Best Trekking Agency

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    We recently used Nepal Trek Adventures to do the Annapurna Circuit in October, and we can't say enough good things about the company and the staff. The tour company owner, Binod, was extremely organized and responsive to our concerns. He set us up with everything we needed, from a great guide and porter to airport transportation to meals and city activities and shopping for our trek. Binod arranges for his guests to stay in his own hotel, which is one of the nicest hotels in Kathmandu. Our guide Deepak was excellent. He was attentive to our needs and had no problem slowing down the pace when we were tired. He was friendly, easy to talk to, and extremely kind. He also knew all the shortcuts and which areas were dangerous. Our porter Raju was also wonderful and helped to arrange our accommodations and meals at guesthouses. We happened to be on the trek when the October 2014 blizzard hit the Annapurna region, so we eventually had to turn back. Binod, Deepak and Raju were so helpful during this time in contacting our families to let them know we were okay, as our cell phones had no signal. They even arranged to buy me a birthday cake from a local bakery the night of my birthday. Even though we could not complete the circuit, we had an excellent experience with Nepal Trek Adventures. We felt really comfortable and safe the whole time, and we would recommend NTA with enthusiasm!

  • The best experienced guide-friend..etc...
    Spain

    The best experienced guide-friend..etc...

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    I was myself doing trekking in the Annapurna circuit, I was carrying a big rucksack it was heavy but I missed my porter and I was keep going myself. Then Binod appeared with a couple, his customers actually, really nice couple, and they offered me some help with my backpack. I hesitated at first but Binop went on about and eventually we swaped our bags, his rucksack was smaller than mine. Then he told me to leave some of my stuff in the next hotel in the mountains at the beginning of the track of Annapurna base camp, and that´s what we did. We went together for 3 days till the base camp and he didn´t want any money for his service he just did it as a friend or as a support who knows, but the real thing is that I wasn´t alone any more I enjoyed their company a lot and he was so attentive to our needs, he also did the journeys incredibly pleasant because he knows the treck very well, he tell us loads of histories that happened in the Himalayas, and he has a vast experience of what he is doing. I can truly say that he does his job with pleasure and knowledge even with non-profit making. Thanks again for your kindness, your goodwill and to made us an unforgettable journey. He is a total professional and I would recommend to everyone who wants to go to Nepal to contact him because he will organized the perfect holidays for you.

  • Excellent Company, Great Experience
    Canada

    Excellent Company, Great Experience

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    We did Annapurna Circuit in 2012 and had fantastic experience. From the moment I first contacted Binod, I felt confident our trek would be handled professionally and with care to all details. Binod was personally involved from organizing trip, meeting us in airport, checking on us during acclimatization to high altitude in Manang, he was in contact with our guide Suresh on daily basis. Suresh and porter Rajo were a pleasure to be around, always in high spirits, friendly, knowledgeable and attentive to all our needs. Nepal is a country of amazing scenery and wonderful people!!!!Thank you so much, for magical experience in Nepal!!! We will be back this year for 3 Pass Trek. Namaste! Irina. 

  • Best Annapurna Circuit Trek
    Australia

    Best Annapurna Circuit Trek

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    Annapurna circuit ( well ½ circuit to Jomsom). A fabulous experience that revealed a lot not only about the beauty also wonders of the Nepalese people villages and culture but also revealed a lot about myself! Thank you Amnt and Binod for a wonderful experience and for the patchy together fantastic trek.

Size of Trekking Group

For Annapurna Circuit Trek, there will be one leader and a Sherpa porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers). This arrangement is done for the smooth running of the campaign. It ensures that the trip will carry on as per plan even if anybody in a group gets sick. NTA can operate this trek for a group of any size. But, a group of 12 are considered as optimum size. However, if you have a group of more than 12, NTA can arrange this too.

Accommodations

We will spend 3 nights at a luxury hotel in Kathmandu and one each night in Pokhara and Besisahar, respectively. While on trek, we will spend 17 nights at local tea houses. All accommodations for this trek will be on twin sharing basis. However, on request, single rooms can also be made available but it costs additional $ 300 US. But some places in Annapurna region do not allow single accommodations.

Meals

During our Annapurna Circuit Trek, we will enjoy typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine like, Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian. You can even enjoy hot chocolates, breads and drinks of different variety and snacks. 
Breakfast of a day will be served at the same tea house or lodge where we spent the night, as per its menu. Lunch will be served on the way to destination and dinner will be served at the tea house where you spend the night. A welcome dinner, a farewell dinner and breakfasts will be served during our stay in Kathmandu.

Getting Visa for Nepal

You will get on arrival visa for Nepal. On arriving Nepal you will get tourist visa for 15 to five months. It depends upon your purpose of visit but regarding tour you will get the visa for 15 to three months. 
For trekking you need to submit photocopy of passport and two pp size photo of yours.

Departure Details

Start Date End Date Price Availability Booking
20 November, 2018 03 December, 2018 US$ 1399 Available
22 November, 2018 05 December, 2018 US$ 1399 Available
24 November, 2018 07 December, 2018 US$ 1399 Available
26 November, 2018 09 December, 2018 US$ 1399 Available
28 November, 2018 11 December, 2018 US$ 1399 Available
30 November, 2018 13 December, 2018 US$ 1399 Available
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