Annapuran Circuit Trek ( 21 days ) $ 1040 / pp

Duration 21
Group Size 2-12
TransportaionPrivate Vehicle, Tourist & Local Bus
Altitude 4,600m/15,092ft
Accomodations Hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara, Local Lodge during trek
Best Seasons Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November)
Activities Trekking & Hiking
Meals All meals during trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Package Overview

Annapurna Circuit trek allows you to explore the vicinity of the inner Mustang that takes us from 830m/2,723ft to 5,416m/17,769ft through the deep valleys and high mountains encircling the giant Annapurna Himal. Annapurna region is finest explained as the most happening enticement trekking trail of about 300 kms trails in the Annapurna mountain ranges in the Nepal Himalayas. Annapurna is a Sanskrit word which literary means ‘Goddess of the Harvests.’ The world 10th tallest mountain Annapurna surrounded by many Himalayan ranges which include the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhre - the famous fish-tail mountain that dominates the skyline above Pokhara. In addition this area possesses the Kali Gandaki, the world's deepest gorge.

 

This trek starts right from Besishahar which is 7 hours drive from Kathmandu city and goes along the Marshyangdi River, with great view of Manashlu and Himal Chuli. The trek accomplishes an altitude of 5,416m at the Thorung La pass, connecting the periphery of the legendary Tibetan plateau. We trek to the scared Hindu Temple, ’Muktinath’ (place of salvation) from Manang valley. Other days we trek down further to reach Marpha, a very beautiful village with mesmerizing apple gardens. We trek down to Poonhill, a vantage to see the Annapurna and its range. We trek down to reach natural charming city of Pokhara via Ghandruk (a typical Gurung village) where we end our trek.

Day 01: Arrival, transfer to Hotel 

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation 

Day 03: Kathmandu - Besisahar [800 m/2624]: 8-9 hrs drive 

Day 04: Besisahar – Bahundanda (1,310m.) 5-6 hours walk 

Day 05: Bahundanda – Chamje (1,430m.) 5-6 hours walk 

Day 06: Chamje – Dharapani (1,920m.) 4-5 hours walk 

Day 07: Dharapani to Chame [2,710m/8,891ft]: 5 - 6 hrs 

Day 08: Chame - Pisang [3,300m/10824ft]: 5-6 hrs 

Day 09: Pisang to Manang (3,500m/11,482ft), 4-5 hrs walk 

Day 10: Manang: Rest (Acclimatization day) 

Day 11: Manang – Letdar (4,250m.) 4-5 hours walk 

Day 12: Letdar - Thorong Phedi [4,600m/15,092ft]: 3-4 hrs 

Day 13: Thorong Phedi –Thorong La - Muktinath [3,800/12,467 ft]: 7-8 hrs 

Day 14: Muktinath - Marpha [2,670m/8,760ft]: 4-5 hours 
Day 15
: Marpha - Ghasa [2530 m/8300 ft]: 5-6 hours 

Day 16: Ghasa – Tatopani [1,200m/3937ft]: 6-7 hrs

Day 17: Tatopani - Ghorepani:[2,850m/9,350ft]: 7-8 hrs

Day 18: Poon hill hike and trek to Tadapani (2540m/8332ft), 6-7 hrs walk

Day 19: Tadapani - Ghandruk - Pokhara [850m/2,789ft]: 5-6 hrs trek, 1 hr drive 

Day 20: Pokhara - Kathmandu 6 hour

Day 21: Departure from Kathmandu.


Includes


  • Airport Pickup/Drop.
  • Kathmandu Heritage Sightseeing including tour guide, entry fee & private vehicle.
  • Three night 3-star hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Bliss International or similar category) with breakfast (Twin Share).
  • One night 3-star hotel in Pokhara (Hotel Crystal Palace or similar category) with breakfast (Twin Share).
  • Welcome dinner at Kathmandu.
  • Kathmandu – Besisahar & Pokhara – Kathmandu by Local & Tourist bus
  • Nayapul -  Pokhara by Private vehicle.                           
  • Accommodation in lodge or tea houses during trek (Twin share)
  • Food During trek (Three Times Meals); Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with tea/coffee.
  • An experienced, English speaking and government licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and professional insured porter (1 porter for 2 guests) their salary, meals, accommodation, transportation & insurance.
  • All necessary paper work and permit (National park permit, TIMS)
  • Sleeping bag, Trekking pole and Trekking map (sleeping bag & trekking pole are to be returned after trip complete)
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • All government and local taxes.

Not Includes


  • Nepal Visa fee (bring small denomination cash USD and two passport photographs).
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Extra sightseeing activities more than itinerary.
  • Extra night accommodation at Kathmandu, Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Kathmand –Besisahar & Pokhara - Kathmandu by private vehicle or flight.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Travel & Health Insurance – Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance (Most recommended)
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters

Equipment List


Head: 
- 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 (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)

Toiletries (it’s up to your comfort label): 
- 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 label):
- Wet wipes (baby wipes) 
- Tissue /toilet roll 
- Anti bacterial hands wash 
- Diamox (Drugs for altitude sickness if incase) 
- Water purified pills

Extras/Luxuries (it’s up to your comfort label) 
- Binoculars (optional) 
- Reading book 
- Journal & Pen 
- Pencils and small notebooks 
- Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

 


Useful Information


Which Season is best for this trekking?

Normally, Annapurna Circuit trekking in Nepal can be done in any time of the year. However February, March, April (spring) and September, October and November (autumn) is the biggest season for this trekking. In this month the weather is clean and chance to see amazing view of Mountain peak. Most of the day is sunny gets more warm and easy for walking. While walking we see the different types of flower and fauna. While in winter (December-January-February) season most of the trekking roots are covered by Snow and have maximum cold. The view will totally covered by fogs and snow however travelers come for enjoying with snow. Whereas, Monsoon season (June-July-August) is unfavorable time for trekking.  At the time there will be heavy rain. So, it will be difficult time of trekking and less chance of Mountain View.

What kinds of accommodation we get during this trip?

We provide 3-Star Hotel “Hotel BlissInternational or similar category hotel” in Kathmandu which is in the peaceful street on the edge of Thamel. Whereas “Hotel Crystal Palace or similar category hotel” in Pokhara nearby Phewa Lake. We provide basic Tea-houses or Local lodge during trekking. All accommodation is in (Twin share basis) for, single supplementary charge ($200) extra.

What sort of meals we get during this trip?

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

How fit should be trekker for this trekking?

Annapurna Circuit trekking is the modest trekking of Annapurna Region so it can be done by any age groups who have good and fit health. It doesn’t does not required any experience before trekking. We do not recommending travelers who are suffering from blood pressure or any disease or medical situation before one year. We highly recommend to conceding with doctor before their trekking.


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Trip Information

  • Type : Trekking
  • Package Code: ACT2
  • Group Size: 2-12
  • Max Altitude : 4,600m/15,092ft

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