Annapurna Circuit Trek


Trip Facts

Duration: 18 Days

Grade: Hard

Max-Altitude: 5,516m

Accommodation:
Tea House

Country: Nepal

Trip Price
USD 1,355
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Overview

The Annapurna Circuit trek is one of the most popular treks in the Himalayas. Providing a combination of spectacular mountain scenery, its scenic snow-capped mountain vie version, Annapurna Circuit, more accessible to those with limited time to enjoy the experience.ws, 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. This trip will take us around the entire Annapurna massif reaching the highest point at Thorong La Pass (5,416m). We will go from the arid valley of the upper Manang, home of Tibeto- Buddhists, down to the Hindu pilgrimage site of Muktinath, and the Kali Gandaki valley, the world's deepest river gorge, before heading down to Pokhara.

 

One of the many highlights of the Annapurna Circuit is the Kali Gandaki river, which cuts deeply between Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m) to the west and Annapurna I (8,091m) to the east. The river’s ravine is five times deeper than the Grand Canyon, making it the deepest ravine in the world.

 

The Annapurna Circuit Trek 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 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 extensions 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. Likewise, it's also possible to extend your trek to link it with other treks in the same Annapurna area, for instance the Annapurna Sanctuary trek or the Annapurna Circuit trek. However, if you are looking for a different experience altogether, we can recommend the Everest Base Camp trek or the Manaslu Circuit trek.

 

Link to the Lonely Planet Guide Book - Nepal.

 

Itinerary

WE ALSO CUSTOMISE YOUR TRIP – Contact us for more details

 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and preparation 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 and trek to Marpha (2,670m) 
Day 13: Marpha to Ghasa (2,010m)
Day 14: Ghasa to Tatopani (1,200m)
Day 15: Tatopani to Ghorepani (2,850m)

Day 16: Ghorepani to Poon Hill and Nayapul. Drive to Pokhara

Day 17: Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 18: International departure

Includes

The trip cost includes:

  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Transportation 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
  • Hotel in Pokhara
  • 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 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)?

 

Contact us for more details: info@himalayan-treks.com