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Annapurna Circuit Trek

13 days Package | (Based on 5 Review)

  • Availability
    Any time of the year

  • Trip Duration
    13 days

  • Trek Difficulty
    Moderate

  • Group Size
    Private & Group Tour

  • Maximum Altitude
    5416 m

  • Guide Language
    English, Nepali & Hindi

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Quick Overview

Start: Kathmandu

End: Pokhara

Duration: 13 days

Best Season: Sept-Dec, Feb-May

Introduction

A trekkers paradise, Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most popular and visited trekking destinations around the world.  Annapurna Region is a place blessed with majestic beauty offering an adventurous thrill to its trekkers. From lush green forests to blooming flowers, towering peaks, rich wildlife, diverse culture to meandering streams, this place offers everything an avid trekker looking for. This trek is also the best way to discover the different aspects, cultures, traditions, and landscapes of Nepal in one itinerary while circling the Annapurna range. Spectacular mountain ranges such as Mt. Annapurna, Chulu West and Chulu east, Tukuche Peak, Thorung Peak, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV are the main highlights of this trek. Besides, you'll also get to explore Tibetan villages, Tibetan culture, way of life, and social norms. With the varied landscapes, villages, and hospitable peoples along the trail, festivals, and of course, the beautiful towering mountains, it is a photographer’s paradise. Annapurna Circuit Trek takes you to the elevation of 5,416m, Thorung La Pass, which is the highest point of the trek. The best months to go on this trek are Sep-Dec and Feb-May.

Annapurna Circuit Trek starts with a scenic drive to Besi Sahar from Kathmandu. The trek takes us through the world's deepest gorge, Kali Gandaki Gorge. We move forward enjoying fascinating villages, crossing fields of paddy and majestic mountains. After several ups and downs through several stopping points such as Chamje, Pisang, Manang, Yak Kharka, and Phedi, we climb up to Thorung La Pass and explore the hidden beauty of the region. On our way back journey, we also visit famous Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage site, Muktinath and head back to Pokhara via Jomsom to end our trip.

Trek Highlights

  • Thorung La Pass at 5,416m
  • World's deepest gorge, Kali Gandaki Gorge
  • Tibetan villages, culture and festivals
  • Spectacular mountains, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Fishtail ranges
  • Photographers' paradise
  • Majestic waterfalls, green forests, etc
  • Famous pilgrimage site, Muktinath

Food

In most of the places, you'll find teahouses run by local people who provide delicious food such as Bhat, Eggs, Noodles, Pasta, Cereals, Potatoes, Vegetables, Fried rice, Soup, etc and other Nepali food, Indian food, Chinese Food, American food, Continental food, Local food and many more dishes you like to have from menu card. We always recommend you to have organic and local food, vegetable from their own garden. However, you will stay in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast, lunch and dinner service.

Accommodation:

During Annapurna Circuit Trek, you will have two types of accommodation, 3-star hotel, and local teahouses or camp. During your days in Kathmandu valley and Pokhara, you will stay at a 3-star hotel and during the trek, you will stay at tea houses. Teahouses are run by local people with good service and clean beds. The room will be private rooms with a twin and triple sharing basis and attach bathrooms in most of the places. In high-altitude, there won't be any teahouses, so we have to set up a camp for overnight stay.

Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu
Day 2: Kathmandu to Besi Sahar and trek to Ngadi
Day 3: Trek from Ngadi to Chame
Day 4: Trek from Chame to Danaykyu
Day 5: Trek from Danakyu to Chame
Day 6: Trek from Chame to Pisang
Day 7: Trek from Pisang to Manang
Day 8: Acclimatizing in Manang
Day 9: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka
Day 10: Trek from Yak Kharka to Throrong Phedi
Day 11: Trek over Thorong La pass to Muktinath
Day 12: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom
Day 13: Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara
Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu

Welcome assistance by our travel representatives team at the Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to the hotel in Thamel. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.


Day 2: Kathmandu to Besi Sahar and trek to Ngadi

The day begins with a drive to Besisahar and to Ngadi which takes about 5-6 hrs from Kathmandu along to the Prithwi highway. We'll have lunch on the way and head towards Ngadi for an overnight stay.


Day 3: Trek from Ngadi to Chame

We follow the trail of the forest with rhododendron, pine, oak, and maple trees along the Marsyangdi river to reach Chame, headquarter of Manang district. Spend overnight at the lodge in Chame.


Day 4: Trek from Chame to Danaykyu

During our walk to Danaykyu from Chame, you'll get to witness an amazing view of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV (7,525m) and other peaks up so close. If there are no planned activities for a day, then you can use your time to explore the village and stroll around.


Day 5: Trek from Danakyu to Chame

Again, we descend back to Chame before we head towards Chame. The trail to Chame form Danakyu offers an amazing view of Annapurna ranges. Overnight in Chame.


Day 6: Trek from Chame to Pisang

The trail goes through deep woodland in a steep and narrow river valley to reach the beautiful village of Pisang. Pisang peak and Annapurna II are the main highlights of today's walk. Overnight at a hotel.


Day 7: Trek from Pisang to Manang

Early morning after breakfast, we head to Manang via Ghyaru – Ngawal and Mungji. The trail to Manang lets you experience numerous breathtaking scenery as the towering peaks, diverse landscapes, etc. Overnight stay.


Day 8: Acclimatizing in Manang

We need to spend one more at Manang for acclimatization. In the meantime, you can stroll around Manang valley, know about Tibetan influenced culture, witness diverse landscape and click photos. Overnight stay.


Day 9: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka

Finally, after two consecutive quality days, the trek moves towards Yak Kharka. The trail to Yak Kharka makes us pass through pastures and a scrub of juniper trees, as trail steadily gains altitude. We move further passing through the village of Ghunsa to reach Yak Kharka and spend overnight.


Day 10: Trek from Yak Kharka to Throrong Phedi

The trail climbs up on a ridge then head down and cross the Marsyangdi river on a wooden bridge. Then we follow a narrow trail and descend to Thorung Phedi, foot of Thorong La for an overnight stay.


Day 11: Trek over Thorong La pass to Muktinath

The day 11 is the main day of the entire trek as we cross the main highlights of this trek, Thorong La Pass at 5,416m and trek to the sacred place of Muktinath on the same day. The top of Thorong La provides spectacular views of mountain such as Annapurna, and Himalayan peaks extending northwards into Tibet. Overnight at Muktinath.


Day 12: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom

After visiting the famous Muktinath Mandir, a few hours of the trek take us to Jomsom. On the Jomsom, you can taste local Apple and apple products which are very famous in this area. Overnight stay.


Day 13: Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara

On the final day of our trek, we fly to Pokhara from Jomsom. Our representatives will bid you a farewell before you go to your destination.


Cost Includes

  • Airport peak and drop.
  • Three-star hotel in Kathmandu ( On arrival)
  • Three times meal on trek ( breakfast, lunch , Dinner)
  • Hot drinks (tea or coffee)
  • Jomsom Pokhara airplane Ticket
  • All the necessary airport pick up and drop
  • All necessary ground transportation during the trip
  • Accommodation on trek normal twine sharing basic rooms. Best in twin)
  • Experience English speaking guide
  • Sporting staff (porter) each  two people one porter (  porter  carry 25kg)
  • All the Annapurna conservations entrance fee and TIMS card as a required from Nepal Gov.
  • Pokhara –Kathmandu tourist bus services (you can come by plane too if you want. It cost $120 per person.
  • Duffle bag for keeping your goods during the trek (refundable after trek)
  • Down Jacket for cold place (Refundable after trek )
  • Nature Explore Trek T- short as a gift
  • Medical Kit bag
  • Treated drinking water
  • All the Gov. Vat Tax , services
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Lucienne De Boer

Published: Feb 19, 2020

Netherland
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Awesome experience on Annapurna Circuit trek

I have done the Annapurna Circuit trek in 2014 with Dinesh as my guide. Still one of the best travel experiences I've ever had!!
I travelled to Nepal by myself. For the trek Dinesh introduced me to a group of 3 other girls that were happy to do the trek with me. All the way, Dinesh was very knowledgeable about the area, well prepared and always making sure we were having a great time.
Would definitely book with Dinesh (or his company) again when I go back to Nepal!

Thomas

Published: Feb 20, 2020

Germany
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"Annapurna Trek, unforgettable through our guide Dinesh"

In October 2016 we hiked together with Dinesh and our porter Naba through the wonderful world of the Nepalese eight-thousanders. The two boys looked after our well-being very warmly and professionally. We got a lot of insights into the cultural situation and a lot of insider tips. The tour was very well planned, so that we mastered the Thorung La Pass at 5416 m perfectly acclimatized. Our tour led us from the start of the trek at Chame over the pass to Jomsom. The vegetation is very diverse on the trek and the views of the snow-covered giants made up for some effort. We can absolutely recommend the tour, because on the way through the great landscape we felt like we were in a family. Thank you again to Nature Explore and next time we will definitely go on tour with you again. Angelika and Thomas from Dresden.

Bryan Prince

Published: Feb 20, 2020

Canada
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High Times Hiking the Annapurna Circuit

I have nothing but the highest praise for everyone at Nature Explore, having hiked both the Annapurna Circuit and Gokyo Ri with owner and experience guide, Bharat KC. There are so many trekking companies in Kathmandu that it is hard to know where to begin but I can assure you that Nature Explore will take you virtually anywhere in the high hills of Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan with expertise, care and kindhearted enthusiasm. Bharat and his guides and porters know every inch of every trail and take great care to insure that everyone travels at a comfortable pace and acclimatizes successfully to high altitudes. Nature Explore warmly reflects the generous and spirited personality of Nepal itself. Five stars don't come close to reflecting how wonderful Nature Explore and all the people working there truly are!

Antidoes

Published: Feb 20, 2020

Dusseldorf
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I have been on two unforgettable trips with Bharat (Annapurna Circuit and Everest Base Camp) and would not hesitate to go again.
Bharat is a very experienced guide,
not only very knowledgeable, reliable and safety-conscious but also a nice guy to be around and to share a beer or Nepali tea with at the end of a long day walking. But what's really outstanding is his willingness to go the extra mile for his clients: He literally threw himself in the dirt to take the best pictures of us, had cookies and hot tea ready when we reached Everest Base Camp and, when we were stuck at Lukla airport, checked on us all the time while we were waiting for our flight and finally managed to book us on a different airline so we could get out

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Alex Wfall

Published: Feb 20, 2020

UK
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I can not recommend Nature Explore enough! I was recommended Nature Explore by friends who had been on 2 trips with them and were highly complimentary of them. The pre tour organisation was great and I was always replied to instantly with any questions on all aspects of Nepal and trek.
In country, my guide Bharat picked me up from the arrival gate despite their being a 3 hour delay in my flight arrival. He took us straight to a great hotel with in the centre of Kathmandu which was perfect as we could get straight out and see the sights without travelling anywhere.
Transport and accommodation was always well organised and we often found that other travelers or groups were not able to get into the same guest houses as us as they were booked up in advance which of course Bharat had done.
Bharat was extremely knowledgeable and we couldn't fault his enthusiasm or passion for his country or job.
In terms of price, we met many people on our trek and found that Nature Explore prices are extremely competitive and immensely cheaper than going with a company from the U.K.

I would highly recommend Nature Explore for any traveler who wants to experience Nepal's mountains, wildlife and culture at a very affordable price and not compromising on quality of service.
Thanks Bharat.

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