About Annapurna Circuit Trek

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the leading treks that dwells on the sophisticated Annapurna region and gives you a picturesque view of the Annapurna range. The Annapurna Circuit trek 13-days package is carved by the Us, Himalayan Asia Treks and Expedition P Ltd to take you to the major landmarks of the Annapurna region like Muktinath temple and Cho la pass. The Annapurna Circuit Trekking Experience provides you with a stunning vista of mountains like Annapurna range (8,091 m), Dhaulgiri (8,167 m), and Macchapucchre (6,993 m).

The Annapurna Circuit Trek provides an amazing opportunity to dwell into the lives of the Gurung people and semi Hindus and Buddhists at the holy Muktinath temple. The trail is beautifully decorated with prayer flags and small monasteries that highlight the level of culture and religion involved in the Annapurna circuit trek itinerary. Pass by small gompas and find meaning to the prevailing culture and traditions of these parts.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek 13-days start with your arrival in the Kathmandu valley. Pack all your necessities and head on to the quaint settlement of Bulbule. The spiral road goes along the Annapurna region and takes you to Chamje. Spend some time interacting with the locals in Bagarchhap and admire the beautiful Himalayan vistas. The Annapurna circuit trek takes you through Manang where you’ll see the Gangapurna Lake and ancient gompas. Battle the strong winds and make your way to Phedi via the High Camp and then slowly descend to the holy Muktinath temple by crossing the Cho La Pass. The views from Thorong La Pass comprise of magnificent views of the Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri. Navigate to Jomsom and from there, head to Tatopani where you can relax in its hot waters. Descend further to the Gurung settlement of Ghorepani and then head to the vantage point at Poonhill. The Annapurna Circuit trekking ends when you drive to Nayapul and arrive at Pokhara.

Accommodations on Annapurna Circuit Trek:

On Annapurna Circuit trek, you will spend the night in lodge or guest house. The rooms will be on twin-sharing terms with little space and a few pieces of furniture. Likewise, bathrooms will also be on sharing basis. In Kathmandu and Pokhara, you will stay in a three-star hotel. Rooms will be big with private washrooms.

Annapurna Circuit Trek difficulty:

The Annapurna Circuit trek difficulty is marked difficult as it involves crossing dangerous passes and walking through landslide prone areas. The Annapurna Circuit trek involves walking for at least 6 hours a day and requires quite a bit of stamina. If you want to conquer the Annapurna Circuit Trek, you need to be in good physical condition and must possess plenty of willpower. Travel with us to know the true meaning of thrill and adventure. For further information for Annapurna Circuit trek cost or any other queries feel free to contact us any time.

Best time to go on Annapurna Circuit Trekking:

The best time to go on Annapurna Circuit trek is from spring (March to May) and autumn (September to December). You will get to witness breath-taking views of Himalayan Mountains and scenery during this time of the year. Also, the clear and bright weather makes the journey more joyful. Likewise, in winter the heavy snowfall and extreme cold makes the journey more challenging. Similarly, during the monsoon the region receives rainfall, which makes the trail slippery and dangerous.

Highlights

  • Adventurous trail.
  • Cross challenging Thorong La Pass.
  • Visit Muktinath temple.
  • See stunning landscape view.
  • Experience rich culture and tradition of the locals.
  • Get to see panoramic views of mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Macchapucchre, and Manasalu.

Day to Day Itinerary

Himalayan Asia Treks staff welcomes in airport and transfer to on your selected hotel. After reaching hotel, we introduce your staff and shortly brief about Annapurna Circuit Trek.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel.
  • Location: Kathmandu.
  • Altitude: 1350m.

After taking breakfast, your guide picks up from your hotel and drive to Besisahar. It will take 6 hours to reach Besisahar . On the way, we will drive the bank of Trishuli River and Marshyangdi River with small greenery mountain.

Overnight in Besisahar.

  • Meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lodge / Tea house.
  • Location: Besisahar.
  • Altitude: 760m.

After taking breakfast, we will take local jeep and transfer towards Chame. The journey is adventurous with ups and down in mountain. Most of trail follows the Marshyangdi River and passes local villages. 

Overnight in Chame.

  • Meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lodge / Tea house.
  • Location: Chame.
  • Altitude: 2670m.

After breakfast in Chame, the trail follows towards Upper Pisangwith crossing a bridge over the Marshyangdi River. The trail passes along the narrow Marshyangdi river, valley with forests of Hemlock and Pine trees and beautiful meadows. After reaching lower Pisang, we will climb upper Pisang.

Overnight in Pisang.

  • Meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lodge / Tea house.
  • Location: Pisang.
  • Altitude: 3100m.

Today, we will wake up early to view amazing sunrise view. The first ray of sun shines in Annapurna II is amazing. Today our destination is Manang through the beautiful hills, lush jungle, wetlands, beautiful stupa, Lama School through Barga village. Barga is one of the big village with sacred 900 years old monastery. After Barga village , we reach Manang.

Overnight in Manang.

  • Meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lodge / Tea house.
  • Location: Manang.
  • Altitude: 3440m.

Today is the first day of acclimatized day of Annapurna Circuit Trek to adjust your body with the thin air and higher altitudes. We will not take rest all days but we explore around Manang like Gangapurna Glacier Lake, Tilicho Lake, Milarepa Cave.

Overnight in Manang. 

  • Meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lodge / Tea house.
  • Location: Manang.
  • Altitude: 3440m.

After breakfast in Manang, we will follow the route of Yak Kharka. The meaning of Kharka means we will pass Tenki and passes Marshyangdi Valley and continuing along with Jarsang Khola valley. In here, you can see lots of Yak with meadows.

Overnight in Yak Kharka.

  • Meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lodge / Tea house.
  • Location: Yak Kharka.
  • Altitude: 4350m.

At breakfast in Yak Kharka , we will trk towards Thorung Phedi. You will come to see many majestic picks and mountains of Annapurna Himalayan range like the Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, Pisang Peak, Thorung peak, Chulu, Tilcho peak and many more.

Overnight in Thorung Phedi. 

  • Meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lodge / Tea house.
  • Location: Thorung Phedi.
  • Altitude: 4530m.

Today is on f the most important and little difficult day among Annapurna Circuit Trek. We start early morning to pass Thorung La Pass (5416m) which is one of the famous place in this trail. We will reach at Thorung La pass as soon as possible because there strong wind and can see the Chortens and prayer flags dancing with wind. From the top of pass, you can see the magnificent views of snow capped mountain. After passing, the trail descends towards the holy places Muktinath.

Overnight in Muktinath. 

  • Meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner.
  • Location: Muktinath.
  • Altitude: 3850m.

Today is last day of Annapurna Circuit Trek. At morning, we visit Muktinath Temple a sacred places for Hindu and Buddhist followers. In Muktinath , there are 108 water sprouts around the temple and believe that after taking bath in there , people can relief from pain and sorrow. The trail descends towards Kagbeni which is entry point of Upper Mustang Trek also. After Kagbeni , we follow the bank of Kaligandaki River till Jomsom.

Overnight in Jomsom. 

  • Meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lodge / Tea house.
  • Location: Jomsom.
  • Altitude: 2665m.

According to your flight schedule, we will take flight towards Pokhara. You have two choices for Jomsom to Pokhara by land and by domestic flight. After reaching in Pokhara, you can enjoy in Pokhara City tour or taking rest.

Overnight in Pokhara.

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel.
  • Location: Pokhara.

After breakfast, we will take bus/car then drive to Kathmandu. It will take 6-7 hours to reach Kathmandu. After reaching in Kathmandu, you have leisure time and evening , we will go local restaurant for dinner with cultural program.

Overnight in Kathmandu. 

  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel.
  • Location: Kathmandu.

After breakfast, Himalayan Asia Treks staff transfers to airport according to your flight schedule with keeping memories of Annapurna Circuit Trek.  

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Location: Kathmandu.
  • Altitude: 1350m.

What's Included

  • Accommodation on BB basis in Kathmandu and Pokhara in Three star hotel.
  • Ground transportation (Airport pick up and drop, sightseeing and Kathmandu-Besisahar by Bus, Jomsom-Pokhara by sharing Jeep or plane and Pokhara-Kathmandu by Tourist Coach ).
  • Entrance fees in entrance fees in Kathmandu and Pokhara sightseeing place.
  • Three times meals at trekking route.
  • Accommodation in Tea house or lodge in trekking route.
  • Government licensed English speaking guide.
  • Porter (one porter for two person and carry 20 kg).
  • All necessary paper work like Permit and TIMS card (Trekkers information management system).
  • Travel and rescue arrangement.
  • Twenty four call assistance by our office representative.
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali restaurant.
  • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Any type of insurance.
  • Any type of international flight fare.
  • Personal nature expenses like bar bills, water, tea coffee, shower, laundry, wi fi in trekking route.
  • Tips.
  • Any extra cost which is not mentioned in Cost includes column.
  • Extra day for natural calamities like flood, landslide, flight cancellation.

Useful Information

Nepal Information:

Nepal is landlocked country located between India and Tibet autonomous region of China. It have highest peak of the world name Mt Everest (Sagarmatha) and eight peaks of the world’s ten highest peaks. It is birthplace of Gautam Buddha place name is Lumbini.
Nepal is small country but tremendous geographic diversity. It rises from Fifty nine meters to eight thousand eight hundred forty eight meters. Nepal is divided into three part Terai, Hill and mountain regions.
In here, the first language is Nepal (Devanagari script) and one hundred twenty three languages. The official language of Nepal is called Nepali.

Passport and Visa:

First thing for travelling anywhere, you need valid passport with at least six months. You can obtain visa for Nepal from Nepalese consulates or on arrival in Kathmandu or other boarders or most reliable source of information is currently the Department of Immigration Nepal If you fill online form and bring with you, then it would be easier to get visa in any Nepal boarder.

Weather:

Nepal’s climate varies with its topography and altitude. The low land Terai area has hot and humid climate that can rise above 40 degree Celsius during summer, middle region weather is pleasant almost all the year and northern region temperature is always cold.

Nepal has four seasons:

  • Spring: Mar-May: The temperature is good in this season and many flower blossom and best season for trekking.
  • Summer: (Jun-Aug): Monsoon season in Nepal, weather is hot and wet at times.
  • Autumn: (Sep-Nov): This is the best season for tour and trek in Nepal. In that time, weather is highly pleasant so are the mountains and Himalaya. This is also season of festivals as Nepal celebrates the biggest festival Nepali name Dashain and Tihar.
  • Winter: (Dec-Feb): This season is known as Cold season so it’s not good time for high altitude trekking time.

Best Time to Go Trekking in Nepal:

The best to do trekking in Nepal is September to November and March to May. December and January is also possible to do trekking but winter season so it would be cold and snowfall, we can suggest lower part of mountain trekking. June, July and August is raining season so we suggest contacting us for best trek.

Is it suitable trekking for me?

If you are physically fit and love to walk then you can choose any trekking itinerary from our website to suit you. If you choose long day’s program, then you have t walk more days in mountain. All trekking program can see in our website. We suggest while going trek, please took one professional guide and if you cannot carry your luggage then took one porter also. If you need more question about suitable trekking package in Nepal for you, please drop email or contact us in social sites also.

Currency:

The Nepalese currency called Rupees. For exchanging your currency into local currency, can visit Bank, govt. licensed holder Money Exchange.

Insurance:

We told all our clients to do travel insurance before leaving your home country with showing your travel itinerary. Their insurance must covered medical, personal accident, loss of gears, emergency evacuation, and damage or lost their luggage and etc.

Hotel/ Accommodation on Annapurna Circuit Trek:

We provide to our client in City area best three star (above three star is on client requested) and lodge/teahouse during the trek. A Teahouse/lodge is the combination of guest house and restaurant where rooms are normally decorated and available bed, pillow and blankets. In every trekking route, we provide only teahouse/lodge because there is no availability of deluxe hotel.

Meals Annapurna Circuit Trek:

The meal which is provided in trekking area is included breakfast, lunch and dinner. We provide breakfast and dinner where you stay overnights and our guide will choose restaurant for lunch on the way. Our guide and other staff always give priority t served delicious, hygienic and each place special food. We recommended you to bring water purification tablets.

Guide and porter Annapurna Circuit Trek:

We provide you best staff to you who have good experience and government license. In a group, we provide one guide till 16 pax and one porter for each two person. One porter carries 15 kg .

Personal Expenses Annapurna Circuit Trek:

Personal expenses means which is not covered your package column cost include. Normally, you have to pay for table drinks (alcoholic/nonalcoholic beverages), snacks (on the trek), tips, souvenirs, hot showers and extra day if flight cancelled or any other natural disasters.

Some do’s and do not’s Trekking in Nepal:

  • Respect local culture and people.
  • The Nepalese people are friendly and hospitalize by nature so you do not have difficulty to adjust in here.
  • While you are entering in Temple and monasteries, just check in some temple not allowed entering for non-Hindus. If there is permitted to enter, please do not wear leather things and walk in Temple and Stupas clockwise. Before taking photograph, please ask authorized person for permission.

What do I need for trekking/ Packing list :

  • Day pack (rucksack)
  • Light weight and warm trousers.
  • Socks.
  • Sun hats and gloves.
  • Full- sleeves t shirt.
  • Warm jackets.
  • Waterproof jacket, trousers and bag cover.
  • Light weight cotton clothing.
  • Waterproof or windcheater jacket.
  • Knee supports.
  • Sun glasses.
  • Sun cream and lip protector.
  • A one liter hard Water bottle.
  • Batteries
  • Flash light
  • Down jacket
  • Trekking shoes or boots.
  • A pair of sandals.