Annapurna Rapid Circuit Trek ( 13 days ) $ 1060 / pp

Duration 13
Group Size 2 or more
TransportaionPrivate vehicle, local/tourist bus, local jeep
Altitude 5416m/17764ft
Accomodations Hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara, Guest house during trek
Best Seasons Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November)
Activities Trekking, Hiking
Meals Welcome dinner at Kathmandu, All meals during trek

Package Overview

Highlighted Activities

  • Experience local bus/jeep tour to village.
  •  360 degree panorama view of world highest mountain
  • Magnificent view of White Mountain and green hills from different angle.
  • Learn typical Nepalese and Tibetan culture and lifestyle.
  • Make your chance to touching edge of Tibetan plateau.
  • Crossing highest pass in world “Thorong-la Pass (5416m)”.
  •  Visit holy temple of Hindu and Buddhist “Muktinath Temple”

Overview

Annapurna rapid circuit trek is second most popular trek of Nepal after Everest base camp trek which takes us entire Annapurna Region. The trekking trail take us toward few local group of people culture, language, culture, tradition with some of the highest mountain in world, ancient cave, frozen lake, heritage site, crossing the pass highest trekking in world with Walk Mountain staff. Interesting thing about this trek is everyday changing scenery while trekking.

Two weeks trekking start with drive to Besisahar on local Bus and to Chame by local jeep along with Marshyandi River and with great view of Manaslu and Himal Chuli Mountain. We began out trekking from Chame, headquarter of Manang District. We see the first view of Mt. Annapurna II form Cheme. We cross magnificent terrace farm, some of the popular village of the region; Manang, Muktinath, Jomsom with their traditional community of Gurung, Manang and Thakali peoples. We get the view of Mt.Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung, Manaslu, Fishtail, Tukuche peak etc. and different climate zone in our 13 days complete trek.


Day 1:- Arrival, transfer to hotel.

Day 2:- Drive to Besisahar (760m/2493ft); 6-7 hrs

Day 3:- Drive to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft);-5-6 hrs

Day 4:- Chame to Pisang (3,300m/10824ft); 4-5 hrs walk

Day 5:- Pisang to Manang(3540m/11283ft); 4-5 hrs walk

Day 6:-Acclimatization Day, explore Manang village.

Day 7:- Manang to Ledar(4200m/13776ft); 3-4 hrs walk.

Day 8:- Trek to Thorong-phedi (4,600m/15,092ft); 3-4 hrs walk.

Day 9:- Thorong-phedi to Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft) via Thorong-la pass (5416m/17764ft); 6-7 hrs walk

Day 10:- Muktinath to Jomsom (2720m/8921ft); 5-6 hrs walk.

Day 11:- Flight to Pokhara.

Day 12:- Drive to Kathmandu.

Day 13:- Departure.


Includes


  • Airport Pickup/Drop.
  • 3-star hotel in Kathmandu for 2 nights with breakfast (Hotel Bliss International or similar category).
  • 3-star hotel in Pokhara for 1 night with breakfast (Hotel Crystal Palace or similar category).
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner.
  • Kathmandu – Besisahar by local bus and Pokhara – Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • Besisahar – Chame by local jeep.
  • Jomsom – Pokhara domestic flight with airport taxes.
  • Accommodation in local lodge or tea house during trek with all meals. 
  • An experienced, English speaking and government licensed trek leader and professional insured porter (1 porter for 2 guets) their salary, meal, accommodation, domestic airfare & insurance.
  • TIMS, Annapurna Conservation Area (ACAP) and other paper work.
  • Sleeping bag and Trekking map (sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion).

Not Includes


  • Nepal visa fee (bring small denomination cash USD and two passport photographs ).
  • International Airfare
  • Travel & Health Insurance – Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance (Most recommended)
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Any alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, boiled & mineral water, beverages etc during the trek.
  • Tipping for related staffs
  • Hot shower, battery charges (available in trek with extra cost or free in some lodges).
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Any other cost, which is not mentioned in cost, includes items as above
  • Tips for Guide, Porter and Driver.

 

Day 1 : Arrival, transfer to Hotel.

Our representative assists you to transfer to hotel directly from International Airport. You are welcomed by tea/coffee in a hotel. After some rest we will have small meeting with Walk Mountain trekking guide and discuss about the trekking. Includes: - Accommodation

Day 2 : Drive to Besisahar (760m/2493ft); 6-7 hrs

We drive to Besisahar in a cozy local bus along with a guide and porter. We followed a Trishuli and Marsyangdi river. We drive on black peach and bumpy road. Although the drive is quite long however we enjoy the view of green hills, rivers and village. We drive about 173Km with some tea and lunch break. Stay overnight at Lodge. Includes: - Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 3 : Drive to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft);-5-6 hrs

After breakfast at lodge, we will take a local sharing jeep from Besisahar to Chame where the roads are bumpy which takes 5-6 hours (66km). We drive to Chame with the enjoying and stunning view of Mt.Himalchuli, Manaslu, Lamjung Kailas and other wonderful mountain. Includes: - Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 4 : Chame to Pisang (3,300m/10824ft); 4-5 hrs walk

This day we start our trekking after breakfast at lodge. We cross the suspension bridge. The trekking trail contains wood and rocky steps. On the way we can spout marvelous waterfalls, great green forest and landscape, Mt.Lamjung Kailas, pisang peak. We will also spot the first view of Mt. Annapurna. We reach our destination to pisang after crossing the second suspension bridge. Includes: - Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 5 : Pisang to Manang(3540m/11283ft); 4-5 hrs walk

The trekking trail goes through the upward just following the Marsyangdi River. We can observe many local Gurung villages, colder and dry desert land and visit the biggest monastery of Manang Region. Includes: - Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 6 : Acclimatization Day, explore Manang village.

Today you have full day to Manang village. You can walk around the village and makes some new Nepali friend. You can also study about the lifestyle of Gurung community of mountain region. At afternoon you can visit Health post, Government school, and some popular monastery of Manang region. You can also visit Ice Lake if you have a time. Includes: - Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 7 : Manang to Ledar (4200m/13776ft); 3-4 hrs walk.

After breakfast we continue our trekking trail to uphill to Marsyangdi village. Our trails continue to some of the oldest village of region. While trekking we can encounter the forest of barberry, juniper etc. we also see the horse and yak grazing in the field while walking. We can enjoy the spectacular view of Mt.Chulu East and Mt.Annapurna etc on the way to Ledar. Includes: - Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 8 : Trek to Thorong-phedi (4,600m/15,092ft); 3-4 hrs walk.

We leave Ledar early in morning and continue our trek uphill to Thorong-phedi. Trekking leads through slope up and down hills, wooden bridge and walking by the rhododendron and pine forest. Includes: - Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 9 : Thorong-phedi to Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft) via Thorong-la pass (5416m/17764ft); 6-7 hrs walk

This day is the one of the exciting day of our entire trek. Thorong-la pass is the largest pass in the world located in the height of 5416m. We walk straight uphill till Thorong-la pass for four hours. It is difficult to walk in Rainey and winter during show. We can see the stunning view of white snow mountain in 360 degree. Then we walk straight down hill to Muktinath. Includes: - Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 10 : Muktinath to Jomsom (2720m/8921ft); 5-6 hrs walk.

Today is the last day of trekking. We can go to Muktinath Temple. Muktinath is regarded as the holy place of Hindu and Buddhist. This temple is second most important temple in Nepal. There you can watch holy water flow from 108 stone tabs. We continue our walk to Kagbeni “popular town of the area”. Then we continue our walk to Jomsom “Headquarter of Mustang District” following by Kali Gandiki River. Includes: - Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 11 : Flight to Pokhara.

We have always early flight in Jomsom so; we take our first flight to Pokhara (20 min Flight). We check – in at hotel and get some rest. As we know Pokhara is lake side city you can enjoy your evening in the bank of “Phewa Lake”. Includes: - Accommodation, Breakfast

Day 12 : Drive to Kathmandu.

We drive to Kathmandu early morning in Tourist Bus following the Trishuli River. We drive in for 6-7 hours in prithivi highway with couple of lunch and toilet break. Check – in at hotel of Kathmandu. Stay overnight at Kathmandu. Includes: - Accommodation, Breakfast

Day 13 : Departure.

This is the last day in Nepal; you have breakfast at hotel and Walk Mountain staff assists you to transfer to Airport (2 hours before you flight schedule). Includes: - Breakfast

Equipment List


The Following list is only for general ideas, The guide will carry forst aid kits  and we provide sleeping bags from office and quilt and blanket in tea houses.

·         Diamox (Drugs for altitude sickness if encase) 

·         Water purified pills

·         Sun hat or scarf

·         Light balaclava or warm fleece hat

·         Sunglasses with UV protection

Lower Body: 

·         Lightweight cotton long pants/ Hiking shorts 

·         Fleece or wool pants (seasonal) 

·         Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet : 

·         Thin, lightweight inner socks 

·         Thick, warm wool hiking socks 

·         Hiking boots with spare laces 

·         Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)


Upper Body: 

·         T-shirts 

·         Fleece jacket or pullover 

·         Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket 

·         Down vest and/or jacket 

Hands: 

·         Lightweight gloves

Accessories: 

·         Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F 

·         Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries 

·         Trekking Bags/Duffel bag 

·         Basic First Aid Kit 

·         Large plastic bags for keeping items dry inside trek bag 

·         Trekking Poles 

·         Water bottles 

Toiletries (it’s up to your comfort lable): 

·         1 medium sized quick drying towel 

·         Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable) 

·         Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable) 

·         Deodorants 

·         Nail clippers 

·         Face and body moisturizer 

·         Feminine hygiene products 

·         Small mirror

·         Personal Hygiene (it’s up to your comfort lable):

·         Wet wipes (baby wipes) 

·         Tissue /toilet roll 

·         Anti bacterial hands wash 

Extras/Luxuries (it’s up to your comfort lable) 

·         Binoculars (optional) 

·         Reading book 

·         Journal & Pen 

·         Pencils and small notebooks 

·         Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble


Useful Information


Best Season 

Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the Annapurna Rapid Circuit Trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature then taking this trip during winter (Dec., Jan. and Feb.) could also be an option. However, the temperature during winter could be harsh for most guests. Trekking in the Summer or Monsoon seasons (June to Aug.) will be affected by rain but the Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist. 

 

Accommodation 

Kathmandu & Pokhara we will provide Three star Hotel with Breakfast and during the trek there is only basic Tea House/Lodge which doesn’t have luxury facility. All the rooms are in “twin share”. In some place during trekking we have private bathroom but in some area there is only share bathroom. The entire place has 24/7 hot water facility but during tea house in the trek it is chargeable. 

For Single supplementary will charge $100 extra. 

 

Meals 

For meals we provide Buffet Breakfast in Kathmandu which is included in the cost. During trekking we provide three meals per day (i.e. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) from the selected menu as per available in lodge and tea house. Food during trek is not so well decorated as Kathmandu. However; most of the food is prepared by their local people in their field. The food is organic, delicious and quite healthy.


Cancellation Policy


Trip Information

  • Type : Trekking
  • Package Code: ART
  • Group Size: 2 or more
  • Max Altitude : 5416m/17764ft

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