About Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek is a popular and rewarding trek in the Annapurna Region. It offers the variety of scenery of both the northern and southern Himalaya and valley views along the trails.

Annapurna Circuit Trek is known as a fully round trek and the best trek in the world. Experiencing the Himalayas on this trek gives you the opportunity to enjoy and view the large villages of Gurung, Magar, Thakali, and Tamangs. Annapurna Circuit Trek takes about 2 weeks from start to finish, depending on your time frame and interest. The Round Annapurna Trek takes you up to the Marsyangdi River, and then you will cross the fantastic Thorung-La pass (5416 m) and complete the route while descending through the Kali Gandaki River. During the trek, you surround the Annapurna ridge, which includes the highest peaks; among them, some are over 8000 m. You will be following different valleys and canyons and also walking beside rushing streams that pound over white granite rocks and through deep pools. The journey through lush fields and forests, mountains, and the desert-dry Trans will be one of the most unique experiences you will ever have.

Our Annapurna Circuit Trek begins in Kathmandu.We drive to Besishar and then to Syange (760 m, about 10 hrs). Trekking starts from Jagat (1,100 m (3,608 ft)) and passes through different villages. These villages have a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds. The highest point in this trek is Thorong La, which sits at 5,416 m (17,768 ft). The highlights of this trek include the high trail from Upper Pisang through Ghyaru and Ngawal to Braga (its ancient gompa) with magnificent views of Annapurna II and IV. Manang (3540 m) is a village that caters well to trekkers while offering magnificent views of Gangapurna and Annapurna III. The high pass over the Thorung La (5,416 m) summit offers exceptional views in all directions as well as diversity of landscape and culture.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek will bring you close to the natural beauty, Himalayan wildlife, culture, traditions, and lifestyle of the people who have lived in the Himalayas for many years.

Accommodation and food

  • Accommodation in teahouses during the Annapurna Circuit Trek in the Annapurna Region
  • During Annapurna Trekking, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served at the tea house.
  • 2 nights' accommodation in Kathmandu on a bed and breakfast basis
  • 1 night's accommodation in Pokhara on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu

Best Time for Trekking to Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Spring Season: March, April, and May
The weather is spring-like, the forest is blooming with flowers, and the track is lined with green trees.Springtime starts in March and ends in May. The trekking trail will probably be crowded with a lot of trekkers at this time of the year, but it is the best time to enjoy the beautiful mountain views and landscapes.

Summer Season: June, July, and August
Summer in Nepal is different because it rains a lot and is also known as monsoon season.You just have to be prepared and plan your trek according to the season you are trekking. The hilly regions are moist and wet at this time of the year, so the trekking routes are likely to get muddy and slippery.

Since it rains a lot, there is less crowding when it's not raining, and the trails are pretty slippery. We will get the best view of the green landscape. The weather is quite harsh, as it is sunny during the day and can rain at any time.

Autumn Season: September, October, and November
Autumn is the best time to trek anywhere in Nepal, including the Annapurna Circuit Trek. The weather is warm during the day and quite chilly in the mornings and evenings. In the higher altitudes, the temperature might drop below the freezing point. The best time to trek in Nepal is in the autumn, and the best months are October and November. The trek is busy and crowded, but the view is perfect (white mountains and blue sky) compared to the summer and spring seasons.

Difficulty Level of the Annapurna Circuit Trek: Stenuous

Annapurna Circuit Trek is not considered to be a difficult trek, but it is very adventurous trekking in Annapurna Regency. This trek is considered a moderate one. Like Everest Base Camp Trek, it is also demanding and a beautiful trek, but with a bit of patience, Annapurna Circuit Trek is very enjoyable and achievable.

Trekking and hiking through the mountains mean that there may be adventure waiting for you at every step of your walk. The Annapurna Circuit Trek is also a very adventurous and exciting journey for adventure travelers and hikers, and the difficulties and challenges will be added until we reach our destination.

Physical condition and experience requirements

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is a normal trekking experience in the Annapurna region; it is possible to trek with a basic level of fitness, but a good training plan prior to your Annapurna Base Camp trip will make that much more enjoyable. It doesn’t require any climbing skills. We have seen many different ages of travelers completing this trek, like old, young, overweight, and underweight, and they all are very appreciative of the journey as a non-technical trek that does not require crampons, walking poles, oxygen cylinders, ropes, or technical equipment. However, if you do not have your own warm down jackets and sleeping bags, our company will provide them for you.Most trekkers with some level of fitness and decent drive with a lot of stamina to last two weeks in the cold weather in the mountains can complete a standard ABC trek.

Extra personal expenses on trekking

All meals (lunch, breakfast, and dinner with hot drinks) are included in the package, and meals will be served according to the package program; however, there will be an additional charge if you extend your trip beyond the schedule of our package. Last but not least, we recommend that our client carry some snacks such as energy bars, snickers, waters, chocolates, cookies, and personal belonging materials such as passports, battery chargers, and so on. 

Highlights of Annapurna Circuit Trek

  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Experience mountain people and their life styles in the heart of Himalayas. 
  • Views of the world’s highest mountains: Dhaulagiri I (7th), Manaslu (8th) and Annapurna I (10th)
  • Crossing the Thorong La Pass at 5,416 meters
  • Dicover pilgrimage site of Muktinath
  • Bath in natural hot springs at Tatopani
  • Magnificent sunrise views from Poon Hill.

Outline Itinerary

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  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and Prepare for the Trek
  • Day 03: Drive to Besishar - Syange (760m, 10hrs)
  • Day 04: Trek fro Syange to Chame (2670m, 6hrs)
  • Day 05: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3200m, 7hrs)
  • Day 06: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3540m, 7hrs)
  • Day 07: Acclimatization day
  • Day 08: Trek from Manang to Letder (4260m, 3hrs)
  • Day 09: Trek from Letder to Thorong Phedi (4450m, 3hrs)
  • Day 10: Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3800m) via Thorong-La Pass (5416m, 10hrs)
  • Day 11: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2743m, 6 hrs)
  • Day 12: Drive from Jomsom to Tatopani via Ghasa in local jeep (2590m, 6hrs)
  • Day 13: Trek from Tatopani to Shikha (1935m, 4hrs)
  • Day 14: Trek from Shikha to Ghorepani (1750m, 3hrs)
  • Day 15: Hike to Poonhill (3190m) and trek to Nayapul - Dirve to Pokhara
  • Day 16: Free Day around Pokhara.
  • Day 17: Drive to Kathmandu or Fly
  • Day 18: Final departure or join another tour / trekking
  • Local bus to Bensisaharfrom Kathmandu (private transportation can be arranged as per your request) 
  • Regular tourist bus from Pokhara- Kathmandu including guide and porters 
  • Transport from Nayapul to Pokhara (trekking ending point).  
  • 2 nights standard accommodation in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis 
  • 1 night in Pokhara standard hotel on twin sharing, bed and breakfast basis 
  • 3 Meals per day ( Breakfast, Lunch and dinner with tea / coffee ) 
  • local lodges accommodation during the trekking on twin sharing basis ( Bathroom outside ) 
  • TIMS Card and Annapurna Conservation Area Permits 
  • 1 experienced and licensed trekking guide 
  • Porter to carry your bags ( 1 porter between two trekkers , porter carry max 20 KG ) 
  • Insurance, wages and incentive for trekking staffs
  • All daily wages, food allowance, accommodation, flights, transfers and insurance for trekking guide. 
  • All daily wages, equipment, transfers and insurance for porter
  • Assistance in case of emergency (if required)
  • All applicable government taxes
  • Complementary Tuna and chocolate bars for high altitude passes). 
  • Extra Jeep from Bensisharto Syange if needed  andJomsom to Tatopaniincluding with guide and porters 
  • Meals ( Lunch and dinner ) while you are in pokhara and Kathmandu 
  • All personal expenses like alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, telephone calls, laundry services, hot shower etc.
  • Medical and travel insurances
  • Emergency helicopter rescue charges
  • Tips, gratuities to guide and porters etc.
  • All extra services if required (except motioned in 'The Price Include' section. 

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Useful Information

Important to note: please visit our equipment check listAltitude Mountain Sickness section for additional details of what you need to bring on a trek as well as how to prevent AMS. Trekking Plus' top priority is the safety and security of our customers and staff during all of our trips.

Our top priority is the safety and security of our customers and staff during all of our trips. Trekking Plus field crews bring normal first aid kits on all of our tours, which are readily available for both customers and staff, but we will recommend that you bring first aid kits from your country because Nepalese medicine sometimes does not work properly. We are constantly in communication with our field office and monitor all aspects of government and weather issues that might affect your trip. Also, we are always available for emergency contact 24 hours a day.

Drinking water

We will get mineral and boiled water along the trekking routes, which is also an additional cost. We discourage people from purchasing mineral bottle water, instead opting for boiled water from local lodges and adding water purification tablets.Plastic bottles are difficult to dispose of and have become an environmental problem in the mountains.

What to take

Trekking Plus includes a Trekking map and a Company T-shirt as a free gift.Trekking Plus would suggest that you pack as lightly as possible when you are on a mountain. We provide one porter between two trekkers to carry your trekking gear. You will carry your valuables in a daypack on your own, and your other bags will be carried by the porter in a duffel bag that we provided. Porter carries about 25 KG between two trekkers. If you are not going on the trek, you can leave your luggage at the Kathmandu Hotel for free.Please visit our FAQs for more details.

Accommodation and food

Breakfast is normally served around 7 a.m. in the morning and the walk starts by 8 a.m. The walking will begin after the stretching and warming up before we move on every day. Our daily walk is normally around 3 to 4 hours approximately, but it depends on your level of physical fitness as well.

Lunch during the trek is usually held between 12 and 1 pm with a 40-minute duration. A fresh and hygienic lunch will be typically taken from the menu, which will be served as fast as possible with a cup of tea or coffee.

Dinner and lodging, Soon after arriving at our mountain lodge, we may take some time to rest before heading to dinner, but our guide and porter will be happy to serve you a cup of tea in your room while you rest, and we remind you that our dinner will be served around 5-7 pm, and the rest of the time you may wish to explore the area or rest in your room. The rooms are basic by mountain standards. Accommodations during the trek in the mountains: basically, you will be staying at basic trekking lodges where you will have a nice, clean room with warm blankets, pillows, and comfortable mattresses. Expect nothing to be up to the mountain's high standards. 

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