Annapurna Circuit Trek – Trip Overview
Annapurna Circuit Trek is an adventurous trekking trail in Nepal’s most popular Annapurna Region. This trek is considered one of the most explorative and enjoyable treks in the mountainside of Nepal. Trekking around Annapurna Circuit allows you to explore the whole Annapurna Region. This trek passes through the world’s deepest Kali Gandaki gorge with Annapurna to the east and Dhaulagiri to the west.
After your arrival and tour in Kathmandu, you will be driven to Besisahar and from there you will hike to Bhulbhule. Ascending through Ghermu, Tal, Bagarchhap, Chame, Pisang, Manang, Yak Kharka, and Thorong Phedi you reach the highest elevation of the trek at Thorong La Pass. After enjoying the best views of Annapurna III (7,555 m/ 24,786 ft) and Gangapurna (7,454 m/ 24,449 ft), you ascend to Muktinath and then trail down to Marpha, Ghasa, Tatopani, Ghorepani, with a brief ascend to Poon Hill and then down to Tadapani, Ghandruk, and Nayapul. From Nayapul you will be driven to Pokhara and then back to Kathmandu. This whole trek thus completes in 21 days.
Through this trek, you get to pass one of the highest mountain passes, the Thorong La Pass and cross through two mighty river systems of Nepal, Marsyangdi and Kali Gandaki. Crossing Thorong La Pass is the most thrilling experience. It is situated between Khatung Kang and Yakawa Kang Himal and connects the village of Manang and Mustang. The point offers mesmerizing views of the Himalayas. You visit the most beautiful Manang and Mustang villages, enjoying amazing natural and mountain sceneries. As the trip passes through the ancient trade route, you can know about the historical classical path and lots of information related to it. Moreover, you can also capture eye-catchy views of Dhaulagiri Ice- flow and a surprising sunrise view at Poonhill.
You will also gain a vast cultural experience in this trek. During the trek, you get to experience the life of Gurung, Thakali, and Magar ethnic groups. The trails are lined with Gumba and chortens making for a deeply spiritual and peaceful trekking experience. Likewise, you also get to visit Muktinath, a temple of great importance to Hindus and Buddhists and is known to provide salvation from sins of life.
Spring and autumn seasons are considered the best season for this Annapurna Circuit Trek. During these seasons, you can have a comfortable trekking trail that allows you can capture amazing views. Moreover, the season plays an important role in providing the best experience as well as amazing views. Furthermore, Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permit and a Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) card are required to make this trip. ACAP costs USD 30 per person while TIMS for individual tourists is USD 20 per person and for group trekkers, it is USD 10 per person. The trek is a difficult grade and you need to be physically fit to undertake this long journey. Previous hiking experience is highly recommended before tackling this trek.
We are professional in creating the best and most demanding itineraries for making the trip as per the requirements of our valued clients. Himalayan Adventure Treks will prepare you with essential guides and relevant information regarding this trek. Our main motto is to make you happy with the services and offers provided by us.
- Embark on one of the longest and most beautiful treks in Nepal, Annapurna Circuit.
- Catch the beautiful sights of Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri, Macchapuchhre, Lamjung, Pisang, and Chuli along the trail
- A chance to trek through two river systems – Marsyangdi and Kali Gandaki River Valley connected by the Thorong La Mountain Pass, one of the highest mountain passes
- Enjoy amazing topographical features with diverse climatic variations.
- Visit the most revered Hindu Temple and Mukti-Kshetra in the world, Muktinath Temple.
- Embark on a short hike to Poon Hill to catch the beautiful sunrise.
Annapurna Circuit Trek – Outline Itinerary:
Day 01 – Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m). Overnight at a Hotel.
Day 02 –Kathmandu day tour (1400m)
Day 03 – Drive to Besisahar and hike to Bhulbhule (840m) – 6/7-hour ride, 2/3-hour hike
Day 04 – Trek to Ghermu (2187m) – 5/6 hour
Day 05 – Trek to Tal (1700m) – 6/7 hour
Day 06 – Trek to Bagarchhap (2610m) – 5/6 hour
Day 07 – Trek to Chame (2710m)
Day 08 – Trek to Pisang (3060m) – 5/6 hour
Day 09 – Pisang to Manang (3540m) – 6/7 hour
Day 10– Acclimatization day at Manang (3540m)
Day 11 – Trek to Yak Kharka (4230m) – 4/5 hour
Day 12 – Trek to Thorong Phedi (4533m) – 4/5 hour
Day 13 – Trek to Muktinath (3760m) via Thorang La Pass (5416m) – 7/8 hour
Day 14– Trek to Marpha (3500m) – 5/6 hour
Day 15 – Trek to Ghasa (2010m) – 5/6 hour
Day 16 – Trek to Tatopani (1200m) – 6/7 hour
Day 17 – Trek to Ghorepani (1190m) – 7/8 hour
Day 18 – Trek to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani (2590m) – 5/6 hour
Day 19 – Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara (827m) – 5/6-hour trek, 2-hour drive
Day 20 – Drive to Kathmandu in a tourist bus (1400m) – 6/7-hour drive
Day 21 – Departure from Kathmandu (1400m)
We will be staying at 3-star hotels in Pokhara and Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. And Single supplement will be served on request and will have an additional cost. We will have rooms with attached washrooms in most parts of the trek but according to place it can be afforded. In higher elevations, single rooms are not available like in Kathmandu and the lower elevation regions but Himalayan Adventure Nepal will do our best for your happiness.
All meals will be served during hiking, while Kathmandu and Pokhara only offer breakfast. The hotel will also offer welcome and farewell dinner. The most common dishes on most menus are Nepalese, Tibetan, Indian and the most common Continental.
Is this trip moderate for me?
This is a moderate trek suitable for passionate walkers who have the ability to walk at least 5-7 hours a day with a light day pack, if we are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have a positive attitude, self-confidence, and strong determination, we can accomplish this trek successfully and there is not any technical requirement for this trek. If you start to exercise and morning walk regularly for some weeks prior to the trip is a good idea to enhance our strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be better but not mandatory. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases to consult their doctor before taking the trip and inform Himalayan Adventure Nepal before booking this trip.
Best Time to Travel
Autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) are the best time for hiking in the Annapurna region. The weather is fine, warm and beautiful. If you want to avoid the crowds and enjoy your time alone with nature, this winter trip (December, January, and February) is also an option. However, for most guests, the temperature in winter can be hard. Hiking during the summer or monsoon season (June to August) will be affected by rain, but summer hiking can be a blessing for interested botanists.
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- Group Size1-15(Customize your Trip on Request)
- DestinationKathmandu, Nepal
- Max Altitude5,416 m/17,769 ft
- MealsFull Board During Trek
- Accommodation3-star & Tea House on Trek
- Trip StyleLodge Trek
- ActivitySightseeing and Trekking
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