Nepal

Annapurna Circuit Trek

  • Trip Code: MG-108
  • Duration: 16 Days
  • Country: Nepal
  • Trip Level: Strenuous
  • Max Altitude: 5416m
  • Activity: Trekking In Nepal
  • Starts at: Kathmandu
  • Ends at: Kathmandu
  • Trip Route:

    Kathmandu,Besisahar,Bhulbhule,Jagat,Dharapani,Chame,Upper pisang,Manang,Yak Kharka,Thorong Phedi,Muktinath,Throng La,Jomsom,Tatopani,Ghorepani,Birethati,Nayapul,Pokhara,Kathmandu.

  • Best Season:

    March, April, May and September, October, November

Annapurna Circuit Trek Highlights

  • The biggest pass in the world - Thorong La/ Thorung La Pass at the height of 5416Meters
  • Hot Spring shower at Tatopani (literally meaning hot water)
  • Pasture Land for Yak, i.e., Pass Yak Kharka
  • Pokhara and Headquarters of Mustang District visit
  • Visit and view the breathtaking scenes of Lakes, Gorges, Waterfalls, and Glaciers.
  • Buddhists' Temples, architectures, and tradition
  • Panoramic view of Mount Annapurna, Throng Peak, Mount Nilgiri, Mount Dhaulagiri, etc. Enchanting view of sunrise and sunset at Ghorepani Poonhill, located at an elevation of 3210meters

Annapurna Circuit Trek Description

Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most thrilling adventures in the Annapurna Region, famous for its dramatic views of high mountains, hot springs, farming, style of village Buddhist monasteries, Hindus temple, and stunning views of the World's highest mountain Mount Annapurna. 

Although this trek may sound similar to the Annapurna Base Camp trek, you actually go a lot on for this trek. You do not go through any base camps but you go near the Annapurna Mountain. This trek lies in the Annapurna Region of western Nepal, which goes through Throng La Pass and has majestic views of the Himalayas and sunrise and sunset views from Poonhill.

Mustang is another beautiful destination and famous as a district beyond the Himalayas. Muktinath temple of Mustang district is an important pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists worldwide.

Similarly, Marpha is a famous village called the Upper Kingdom for fresh and hygienic apples. Tatopani also called a natural hot spring, is another refreshing point in the Circuit Camping Treks.

Many World's highest mountains like Machhapuchre(6998m), Annapurna I(8091m), Annapurna II(7937m), Dhaulagiri(8167m), Himchuli, Nilgiri, and many highest peaks of the Annapurna Region can be seen through the trekking routes.

This camping trekking route is the best opportunity to learn about the Tibetian lifestyle, culture, and tradition of the people of the mountains. Throng La Pass, 5416m in Annapurna Circuit Route, is the trek's highest point that takes you to the bank of Kali Gandaki river via the World's deepest Kali Gandaki Gorge Muktinath Temple.

These 16 Days Annapurna Circuit Camping Treks are also called Annapurna Round Treks because this circuit includes every famous place in the Annapurna Region.

Required Equipment List

Although we will provide you with a capable and ensure that our 16 days journey to trek the Annapurna is safe and smooth, some clothes and trekking gear will help you in your journey. These gears are not simple amenities meant to increase your comfort since we will be walking and ascending the breathtaking mountains for most of our journey. 

Here is a list of gears that we recommend:

  • Quick Drying T-shirts
  • A fleece sweater
  • Extra Undergarments
  • A rainproof wind jacket
  • Thermal pants
  • Full sleeve thermal Jackets
  • Cap
  • Gloves
  • Extra socks
  • Knee Brace
  • Sunglasses
  • Walking Poles
  • Extra Shoelaces

These equipment and gears that we mentioned are not compulsory requirements for you. However, they will make your trek more comfortable. Since most of our nights will be spent on Tea Houses and not Annapurna Luxury Lodges, these additional clothes will be a valuable aspect of your inventory. Along with this, it should be noted that the typical feast of Dal Bhat might not always be on the menu as we travel higher. 

Best Time for Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Most the trekking routes on this route or Annapurna Base Camp Treks will be done on dirt roads and rural locations. Along with this, there is the aesthetic aspect as well. Because of this, it would be wise to know the best time for a trek in this circuit. You can trek in this area all year round, except during the monsoon seasons from June to August. This is because of the floods and landslides that frequently occur during this season. 

However, September to November is a good choice if you want to have the best trekking experience on this circuit. The skies are clear, and during this season, you will get a clear view of the breathtaking snow-capped mountains. For all the nature lovers, February to Mid-April will be the best time. During this time frame, you will get the chance to see the full bloom of the rhododendrons, along with the fresh smell of new blooms.

Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary

Welcome And Namaste! Representative of Mount Glory, will receive you at TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport). S/he will display a signboard Of Mount Glory outside the TIA terminal for easier recognition. After a warm welcome, our representative will guide you to the respective hotel in a private tourist vehicle. On the way to the hotel, s/he will talk about the various services provided by Mount Glory Team. 

After reaching the respective hotel, you can spend the time as you see fit, rest or shopping. On the same day, we will meet in the Mount Glory office to discuss the trip. We will be sharing our experiences with various mountain landscapes and beautiful sceneries across the Himalayas. Once this debriefing is done, we will introduce you to our experienced guide, who will be your leader and direction for the duration of this trek

The trek starts after a good breakfast, though. As we travel through the pleasant path, fertile jungle, and terraces field by the side of the Marshangdi river, we get to experience the rich flora and pristine nature. Our journey on the third day ends in a peaceful village Called Jagat, where we will stay overnight in a teahouse.

After a steep climb, we enter the village Tal of Manag District, where we can see waterfalls, sandy beaches, barley rice, and potato field. We cross a suspension bridge to reach Dharapani via Kani. This day ends with an overnight Stay at Dharapani and enjoy the local cuisines as well as local culture.

Another exciting day of adventure starts through the forest, filled with pine, fir, oak, and maple trees by the side of the Marshangdi river. This way offers you the majestic views of Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, and Lamjung Himal as we reach the district headquarters of Manang Chame. Our day-long journey ends with a relaxing overnight under the clear skies of Chame Rural Municipality.

After a light breakfast, we prepare for a long journey ahead. We walk for 13 km to reach Upper Pisang from Chame on this day. The walk through a narrow valley opens up our view to Paungda danda rock, a sacred rock worshiped by locals. This trail offers a clear view of majestic Annapurna II in the south and Pisang Peak in the northeast.

Our trails descend to reach Pisang Village, which is the valley of Manang. The long trek ends with an overnight stay in this breathtaking village. Naturally we will get the prestigeous opportunity to experience the local culture as well.

Today we have to walk for 13 km to reach Upper Pisang from Chame. We walk through a narrow valley and witness Paungda danda rock which is a sacred rock worshiped by locals. This trail offers a clear view of majestic Annapurna II in the south and Pisang Peak in the northeast. Our trails descend to reach Pisang Village which is the valley of Manang to stay overnight.

Our journey begins at Pisang. As we pass geru, we are welcomed by outstanding views of the different faces of Annapurna Range, Pisang Peaks, Gangapurna, and Tilicho.

If we follow this trail, we get an opportunity to explore Buddhist and Tibetan cultures. We can see a large monastery in Manang and Buddhist shrines to reach Manag Bazar. We will rest in a heavenly place, surrounded by snowcapped mountains and Buddhist hymns overnight.

Trekking is all about the journey and not the destination. In such travels, it is essential to have some fun. We will spend the day enjoying the view of the mountains and the warm hospitality of the locals. That said this will also help us for acclimatization and prevent acute mountain sickness. However, our day will be busy as we explore the Manang Village throughout the day.

We will visit Gangapurna,ice lake,and Annapurna III,Tilicho,Pisang peak and Chulu peak for the best views from Manang.Similarly, we also visit Vraja village to visit the Himalayan rescue association. Then we return to our tea house for an overnight stay.

Once we get prepared for acute mountain sickness, our phase starts. Yak Kharka, also called Chauri Kharka, is a large pasture for grazing Yak or Himalayan long hair cow. We cross the stream to reach Tenki village, then through Marsangdi valley to reach Jarsang Khola valley. After that, we pass through the tantalizing Juniper forest to get to a small town called Gunsan, decorated with Mud roofs houses.

After crossing some bridges, we observe Yak Kharka, where we can see horses and yak minding their own business and enjoying time just like us. Finally, we reach Yak Kharka, a small beautiful, peaceful village for an overnight stay and enjoy the peaceful local cuisines (not Dal Bhat) and local culures.

After a light breakfast at Yak Kharka, we reach the foot of Throng la Pass. We climb the ridge and head down to cross the Marsangdi river on a wooden bridge. After climbing the mountain, we follow the small narrow trail to descend Throng Phedi.

This is an excellent day of the trek as we reach the trek's highest point, Throng La Pass(5416m). We make memories on this challenging pass of the trek as we trudge through 

rough dirt roads and peaks, creating a lifetime memory. We witness the panoramic and majestic view of the different highest mountains like Annapurna peak and the other Himalayas through this point. After that, we descend to reach Muktinath, a sacred pilgrimage site for Buddhist and Hindu pilgrimage worldwide.

From here, we can see 108 stone sprouts in Muktinath Temple and the eternal flame burning there for 2000 years. This is a heartwarming part of the Muktinath that is hard to describe. We stay overnight at Muktinath

After breakfast at Muktinath, we have some free time for praying in Muktinath Temple. After that, our trek starts, and we drive to Tatopani via Jomsom(Capital of Mustang District). The journey here offers us a lifetime memory as we pass the deepest gorge in the world Kali Gandaki River Gorge.

The natural hot spring pond at Tatopani is another major highlight of the trek. We can swim and relax in the natural hot spring. It is believed that this hot spring possesses curative properties for skin diseases. After an exhausting day, it's an overnight Stay at Tatopani.

After breakfast at Tatopani, we ascend to reach Ghorepani through the famous Thakali Village called Sikha And Chitre. This trek takes us through terraces, farms, lush forests, and fields with rhododendron and magnolia. We stop at Ghorepani Village overnight on this trek the  Annapurna sanctuary/ Annapurna conservation area.

This is the final day of our foot trek. The morning welcomes us with an unforgettable memory of the Sunrise view at Poonhill(3210m), with the best view over the majestic Himalayan range of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapuchre.

It is also a famous spot for photography and videography because of its incredible scenery. Then we start our Ghorepani Lodge trek for breakfast. After breakfast, we trek to Birethanti, where we will catch a vehicle to Pokhara Via Nayapul. Our last day of footwork ends with an overnight Stay at Pokhara.

We head to Kathmandu after breakfast in Pokhara on a tourist bus. This is a seven-hour-long bus side to Kathmandu. However, during the ride, we will get the opportunity to view many beautiful villages and rivers. After we arrive in Kathmandu, our representative will meet and transfer you back to Hotel. We will hold a Farewell Dinner with guides and a company representative in the evening.

After Breakfast at Hotel In Kathmandu, our 16-day Annapurna Circuit Trek ends on this day. Our representative will drop you at Kathmandu International Airport for your Flight. We will provide you with Certificate of trek completion to celebrate the completion of this memorage trek, and we wish you a safe journey.

Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary Map

Want to customize your own trip ?

You can change this itinerary, services, accommodation, duration of this trip etc.to suit your needs and budget. The choice is yours. Let us help you tailor your perfect holiday.

Include / Exclude

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle.
  • 02 Nights Twin sharing 3-Star accommodation in Kathmandu And 3-Star accommodation in Pokhara twin Sharing.); Breakfast included.
  • All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner).
  • Standard Guest House accommodation while in trekking time on a twin-sharing basis.
  • Both way transportation for Kathmandu-Besisahar-Pokhara-Kathmandu by Bus.
  • Well-English speaking Government License Holder  Experienced Trek leader/Guide.
  • Porters to carry your bags(1 porter for 2 guests).
  • Food, Accommodation, salary, insurance, and equipment are for all staff.
  • Free Mount Glory  Duffel, and Tshirt.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permits and TIMS  for trekking.
  • All government, hotel, and other applicable taxes.
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali Restaurant with a cultural dance show.
  • Trip Completion Certificate And Token Of Love.
  • Official expenses.
  • International Airfare and taxes
  • Travel insurance for emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • Nepal entry visa(visa is obtained in Nepal Airport immigration on arrival.USD 25 per visa for 15 days, USD 40 per visa for 30 days, and USD 100 per visa for 90 days. All the visas are multiple entry *visas. Please carry 02 passport-sized photographs for the visa.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Guides tips, porters tips, and driver fares.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section.
  • Note: Please bring 4 Passport size photos, a copy of your passport, and travel insurance at Our First Meeting In Our Office.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions ?

Annapurna Circuit is the best long-distance trekking route in the world. It includes the highest pass(Throng La Pass), deepest Gorge Kali Gandaki River Gorge, Muktinath(Pilgrimage site), Tatopani Hot Spring, and Poonhill Hill Height(3210m).

A minimum of 10 days is required for Annapurna Circuit Short Trek. But, this can be customized upon your request. If you have a longer holiday and want to explore more in the northern Himalayas we can extend the itinerary up to 16 days. Our itinerary package includes Tatopani with Poonhill as the longer version with the same price as Annapurna trek cost.

It is suitable for March, April, May, September, October, and November. These are the best season for trekking because there will be pleasant weather and climate. Annapurna Circuit Trek is moderate, so physical fitness is required. This is because with this you have to do 6-7 hours of walking. If you go on Annapurna Circuit during off season, Annapurna Trek cost will increase.

There may be altitude sickness sometimes as we reach the highest elevation, at 5416m, Throng la Pass. Yet, our well-trained and experienced team will help you acclimatize to a higher altitude. If there are problems, then helicopter rescue and medical checkups can be done. So, it is important to have travel insurance with you so that your financial loss can be a cover-up.

The average Annapurna Trek cost is $1100. But this may vary depending upon travel time and the luxury of the vehicle, food, and hotels. The travel cost will decrease with a group who can share guides, porters, hotels, etc. If you trek solo, the Annapurna Trek cost will rise.

Yes, it is important to have guides and porters in this Annapurna Circuit Trek. You need guides and porters to find the way and to help you during difficult times.

This is a tea house trek, so you have to stay in the teahouse along the way. Luxury hotels are only in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Despite this, depending on how much you spend on tea houses, Annapurna trek cost will rise.

 

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