Annapurna Circuit Trek I

Trip Facts

Duration: 14 Days

Grade: Moderate

Max-Altitude: 5,416m


Country: Nepal

Trip Price
USD 1,245

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The Annapurna Circuit trek is one of the most popular treks in the Himalayas. It provides a combination of spectacular mountain scenery and a scenic snow-capped mountain view. Annapurna Circuit I, the short version, is more accessible to those that have a limited time to enjoy the experience. You can witness its serene and picturesque lowland farms and villages, a wealth of cultural interest, a challenging pass crossing, and its midrange level of difficulty, making it ideal for avid and newbie trekkers alike. The Annapurna Circuit Trek takes several days to complete. On this trek, though, we’ll take the short distance one.


One of the many highlights of the Annapurna Circuit Trek I is that it traverses through the western side of Mt Dhaulagiri whose summit is at 8,167m and also cuts through the eastern Annapurna mountain range, whose eastern peak is at a slightly lower point of 8,091m.


In addition to passing through some of the world’s highest mountain peaks, the Annapurna Circuit also allows trekkers to experience the Kali Gandaki river which cuts through both the Annapurna Mountain Range and Mt Dhaulagiri. The Kali Gandaki river boasts of a ravine known as the world’s deepest ravine.

Besides its spectacular and majestic view of the Himalayas, we will encounter on this trek a variety of mountain communities such the Gurung, Manangi and Thakali people.

We at Himalayan Treks allow full customisation for our customers, which is why we also have add-ons and trip extensions which can be perused by interested trekkers. Some popular trip extension availed by our clients include a day or more exploring the historic sites of KathmanduBhaktapur or why not pay a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Chitwan National Park. If you look for a different experience, though, we can recommend the Everest Base Camp trek, the Gokyo Valley trek (Everest region), the Langtang Valley trek or the Tamang Heritage Trail (Langtang area).



WE ALSO CUSTOMISE YOUR TRIP – Contact us for more details


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and prepration for the trip

Day 02: Kathmandu to Besisahar

Day 03: Local jeep to Syange and trek to Chamje  (1,300m)
Day 04: Chamje to Bagarchhap (2,300m)
Day 05: Bagarchhap to Chame (2,710m)
Day 06: Chame to Pisang (3,200m)
Day 07: Pisang to Manag (3,540m)

Day 08: Manag – Acclamatization day
Day 09: Manang to Yak kharka (4,200m)
Day 10: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,600m)
Day 11: Thorong Phedi to Mukhtinath (3,800m) via Thorong La pass (5,414m)
Day 12: Mukhtinath to Jomson (2,720m)  

Day 13: Flight Jomsom to Pokhara and drive to Kathmandu
Day 14: International departure



(2 pax min)
The trip cost includes:
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Taxi/bus to the start and end of the trek
  • English-speaking government license holder trekking guide 
  • Porter 
  • Trekking guide’s and porter’s insurance during the trip
  • TIMS trekking permit
  • National park fee  
  • Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation during the trek
The trip cost excludes:
  • Meals & drinks during the trek and in Kathmandu (unless stated otherwise under ‘The trip cost includes’)
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Travel/medical insurance
  • Emergency rescue evacuation
  • Phone calls
  • Internet
  • International air ticket
  • Tips for your trekking guide & porters at the end of the trek
  • If you’re forced to extend your trek due to bad weather or natural disaster circumstances, we are not liable to pay any compensation or otherwise be responsible for any expenses you may incur
  • Anything not mentioned in the ‘includes section’

Equipment List

  • Rucksack (40-55 litres) & small rucksack if the big one is going to be carried by a porter
  • Rucksacks rain cover
  • Sleeping bag – 20 above  (3/4 season)
  • Sleeping bag liner if you hire a sleeping bag
  • Down Jacket
  • Water/wind proof jacket
  • Raincoat or poncho
  • Light-weight fleece (1-2)
  • Trekking trousers (1-2)
  • Nylon wind trousers
  • Trekking water-proof boots
  • Pair of trainers or comfortable footwear (to rest your feet after the trekking)
  • Flip-flops
  • Trekking T-shirts (2-4)
  • Long-sleeve T-shirts (2-3)
  • Trekking socks (2-4 pairs)
  • Thermal T-shirt and pants
  • Woollen or warm socks (to keep your feet warm after the trekking)
  • Gloves
  • Woollen hat
  • Neck gaiter
  • Sun cap
  • UV-protected sunglasses
  • Poles
  • Personal towel (medium-size quick-drying towel)
  • Water bottle
  • Flash light
  • Carabiner clip
  • Batteries (if needed)
  • Adaptor
  • Medical & First-aid kit
  • Sun cream
  • Lip balm
  • Your toiletries (shampoo or multi-purpose soap, toothbrush/paste, deodorant, comb, nail clippers, feminine sanitary towels, etc)

Departure Dates

Trip Date Trip Cost Availability Book
Oct 28, 2018 - Nov 12, 2017 USD 1,125 Available Book Now

Trip Extensions

Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu
Durbar Square, Swayambunath

1-day sightseeing in Kathmandu
Durbar Square, Swayambunath and Bouddha

2-day sightseeing in Kathmandu
Durbar Square, Swayambunath, Naranthan, Bouddha, Pashupatinath and Kapan monastery

3-day sightseeing in the Kathmandu valley
Kathmandu’s Durbar Square, Swayambunath, Naranthan, Bouddha, Pashupatinath, Kapan monastery, Bakhtapur and Changu Narayan

4-day sightseeing in the Kathmandu valley
Kathmandu’s Durbar Square, Swayambunath, Naranthan, Bouddha, Pashupatinath, Kapan monastery, Bakhtapur and Changu Narayan, Nagarkot and Patan

1-day trip to Bhaktapur and Nagarkot
Visit Bakhtapur’s Durbar Square and enjoy the spectacular view over the Himalayas at Nagarkot

4-day sightseeing in the Kathmandu valley and 3-day Chitwan National Park
Kathmandu’s Durbar Square, Swayambunath, Naranthan, Bouddha, Pashupatinath, Kapan monastery, Bakhtapur and Changu Narayan, Nagarkot and Patan and three days in Chitwan National park (it includes a safari)

3-day Chitwan national park
three days in Chitwan National park (it includes a safari) 

Half day in Sarangkot (from Pokhara)

Done the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek and want an extension to the Annapurna Sanctuary trek (from Pokhara)?


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