Annapurna Circuit Trek - 16 Days

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At a Glance
Duration16 Days
CountryNepal
Trip GradeModerate
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Maximum Altitude5416m
Group Size1+ Pax
StartsKathmandu
EndsKathmandu
Travel StyleTrekking
MealB/L/D
AccomodationTea House accommodation in Mountain and 3 Star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Best TimeMar-May, Sep-Dec

Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the popular trekking routes in Nepal. The trek allows you to enjoy the views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges from many vantage points on the way. The trek makes a circuit around the Annapurna massif.

In addition, the trail also passes numerous Tibetan villages on the way. Here, you can observe the Tibetan culture, way of life, and social norms. Finally, the Thorong-La Pass (5416m) is also one of the major highlights on the trek.

Trip Highlights of the Annapurna Circuit Trekking:

✔ Stunning views of 7th and 10th highest mountains in the world, Annapurna. (8091m) and Dhaulagiri (8167m) respectively.

✔ Visit traditional villages like Pisang, Humde, and Manang.

✔ Cross Thorong-La Pass (5416m), one of the biggest passes in the world.

✔ Trek through landmarks like Jomsom and Muktinath.

Overview of the 16 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary:

First of all, you’ll go tour around the Kathmandu Valley and visit a few of the UNESCO world heritage sites. The next day, you drive to Bhulbhule and head to Jagat. Further, you trek to Chame and continue along the Marshyangdi River to Upper Pisang.

Trekking along with the views of Annapurna II (7937m) and Annapurna III (7555m), you will head west towards Manang. Here, you can visit the Boozo Gompa or Gangapurna Lake in Manang. Next, you trek to Ledar and then to Thorung Phedi via Yak Kharka.

Further, a difficult climb leads you to the top of the Thorong-La Pass (5416m) which is the highest point on the trek. Then, you descend towards Muktinath and drive to Tatopani. On the drive, you pass Jomsom and the Kali Gandaki Gorge-the deepest gorge in the world. Finally, another drive to Pokhara concludes the trip.

Best Time for Trekking to Annapurna Circuit:

Autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) are the best times for the trek.

Annapurna Circuit Trek Cost:

Since the trek is fairly difficult, only people in great physical shape can do the trek. At Trekking Guide Team, we provide you the best services on your trips in Nepal at custimizable Itinerary and cost. We have a team of skilled and experienced guides and porters on the trek.

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Itinerary
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After you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport, Trekking Guide Team Adventure’s representative will wait for you with a play card to help you to transfer to the hotel. At the hotel, you can just lighten up. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.

On this day, you will enjoy the sightseeing tour. You will especially go around places listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Especially, you will go to Pashupatinath temple, a well-known Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva which is situated on the coast of the Bagmati River.

You will also visit Swayambhunath (Monkey temple) which is placed on the hill holds Buddha’s eyes on the four sides of the stupa.

Boudhanath, another major Buddhist stupa on the earth; and Patan Durbar Square which allures visitors with its cultural and historical sets carved with beautiful art and architecture. Overnight at Kathmandu.

This is the day when our actual trekking begins. After having breakfast at 7am, we will drive to Bhulbhule from Kathmandu by private landcruiser beside Trishuli River and Marsyangdi River. It takes around 7 hours to reach Bhulbhule.

Before reaching Bhulbhule, we will also walk on a suspension bridge and carry on walking through a magnificent terrace farm to get to the Ngadi community. At Bhulbhule, we will discover the views of Lamjung Himal, Manaslu, Peak 29 (NadiChuli), etc. Overnight at the tea house.

We will hike to Jagat village from Bhulbhule which takes up to 5 hours. On the way, we will notice the V-shape image of Marsyangdi valley. After that, we will walk on the crisscross path passing Syange and go down to the river bank. Also, we will walk down to the rocky Jagat village.

Jagat is a tiny village where Tamang, as well as Gurung inhabitants, live in. Overnight at tea house.

Moving ahead from Jagat, we will walk further on to Danakyu lying at the altitude of 2300m. Also, we will pass by the set called Bagarchhap taking approximately an hour after passing fir and pines wooded area. Also, here you can make a trip to a white-colored Gompa (monastery).

At Danakyu, we will get to see the eye-catching views of Mt. Manaslu and Peak 29. Overnight at tea house.

On this day, we will walk for around 5 hours to reach Chame. On the way, we will see the well-known Dudh Khola flowing from the south face of Mt. Manaslu. Plus, we will notice the Marsyangdi swerving to the left side where dramatic peak sight of Annapurna II also enthralls you.

Then after, passing Fir woods, we will enter to the district headquarter of Manang district- Chame lying on the shore of the river. Overnight at teahouse.

Our final point of this day is reaching Pisang lying at the altitude of 3300m. We will start on walking early in the morning witnessing the amazing view of Lamjung Himal (6893m) along with the first rays of sun over the stunning peak is even more fascinating. A marvelous waterfall becomes visible as we reach Brathang Village.

Pisang is found in the heart of the Pisang peak. In addition, the views of the north-east peak of Pisang, as well as Annapurna II, appear magnificent. Moreover, we will see a long Mani wall next to the bridge before reaching Pisang. Overnight at the tea house.

On this day, we will trek to Ghyaru Village from Pisang. On the way, we will get to see fantastic views of Annapurna II and III. After that, we will stroll to Manang Village taking roughly 6 hours.

On this day, we will also notice the breathtaking track full of grasslands. The trail also bestows amazing vistas of the Annapurna Himalayan range. We will also ascend to the Nawal to arrest the best scene of Annapurna. Overnight at a tea house.

We will rest in Manang village on this day to get properly accustomed to the high altitude and avoid altitude sickness. Optionally, we can explore around Manang. Witnessing Gangapurna Lake, visiting mountaineering school which gives basic mountaineering training are the major attractions of the place. Overnight at a tea house.

On this day, we will walk for around 4 hours to reach Ledar located at the altitude of 4200m. While trekking, the breathtaking views of Annapurna will move along with you.

Furthermore, we can observe Himchuli, Peak 29 at our back. We will then climb passing by Gunsang settlement where we will cross Gundon River via a bridge made of wood to reach Ledar. Overnight at tea house.

Today we will make way up steadily to an edge and then move down to the Marsyangdi River. After that, we will traverse through a wooden bridge. In addition, we have a slender track that move transversely to an uneven hill and after that ascend to Thorung La Phedi taking approximately 3 hours. Overnight at a tea house.

We will walk downwards to the Marsyangdi River and pass through the river via a wooden bridge. Also, we will walk on the right coast of the river. After that, we will have a track that turns slender and moves crossways from side to side with a shaky incline and after that walk down to Thorong-La Pass lying at 5416m.

Also, we will shift down to Muktinath meaning God of Salvation taking roughly 5 hours. Muktinath is regarded as a holy place for Buddhists as well as Hindus. Here you will observe water flowing from 108 fixed stone taps and a temple devoted to Lord Vishnu. Overnight at tea house. 

Earling in the morning, after having breakfast, at around 7 am, we'll drive from Muktinath to Tatopani by local bus. You'll reach to Tatopani by 3 to 4 pm.We will move from Muktinath to the arresting Kali Gandaki valley, at first through the withered area. We will also pass by settlements like Khingar as well as Jharkot filled with typical Tibetan architecture, we will be pleased with magnificent views of Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri en-route.

Likewise, we will carry on walking through apple orchards before reaching Marpha. Then as a final point, we will walk to Jomsom, a big set expanded next to both shores of the Kali Gandaki River. Overnight at tea house.

This day, you can come to Pokhara on local bus from Tatopani and Beni. It will take 5 to 6 hours. You will be in Pokhara, 3 to 4 PM. You will travel this whole day through a bus in off road.  Overnight in a hotel. Overnight in Pokhara.

After spending a memorable time in Pokhara which concludes the Annapurna circuit trek, we will drive to Kathmandu which takes approximately 6 hours by a tourist bus. Today you can just relax in the hotel or go shopping. Overnight in Kathmandu.

This is your last day in Nepal. You will leave Nepal with breathtaking memories and splendid time spent during 16 days Annapurna circuit trek. Our staff will transfer you to the airport for your departure.

For booking: please send your passport photocopy by email, flight details arrival Kathmandu airport, trip advance money 25% of total cost deposit in our bank account.

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Cost Details
Included
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with 3 stars bed & breakfast for 3 night at Nivas Boutique Home twin sharing basis.
  • Hotel in Pokhara 3 star bed & breakfast 1 night at Splendid View twin sharing basis.
  • Your daily meal main course (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek as per itinerary.
  • One experience English speaking trekking guide & one porter for each two tourist. If you are only 1, it is not including porter in our package it is additional cost you have to pay extra.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Bulbule by private land cruiser. Bulbule is the trekking starting point.
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • Annapurna Conservation Permit.
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS)
  • Insurance for guide & porter.
  • All accommodations during the trek available lodge/tea houses. (run by Nepali families with outside toilet).
  • Airport-Hotel-Airport transfer.
  • Our service charge.
  • Muktinath to Tatopani to Pokhara by local sharing bus.
  • Farewell dinner typical Nepali cultural dance program.
Excluded
  • Nepal visa which is open arrival in Kathmandu per person $30 USD.
  • Personal equipment for trekking: sleeping bag, down jacket., trekking shoes, gloves, sunscreen, sun glass, hat, trekking stick, some pair socks, hiking shirt , hiking pant.
  • Personal insurance for travel to Nepal covers helicopter rescue, accidents
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara per item $3-7 USD choose from menu.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation.
  • Tipping (Tips) for guide & porter according to your main interest.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. (Tea, Coffee, Mineral Water, hot water, soup)
  • Sweet things like chocolate and desert.
  • Hot shower and laundry during the trekking $2 USD.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fee $26.
  • Personal expenses, personal hygiene.
  • Wi-Fi, internet, phone calls, battery charging.
Add-ons & Options
  • Our trek will be in a very beautiful part of the Annapurna Circuit trek. Trekkers are Expected to walk about 6-7 hours daily or about 10-15 kms per day. It is recommended that you prepare for the trek by suitable training such as climbing hills or stairs, jogging, and spending some time in the gym to improve your stamina for a few months prior to the trek. If you are quite fit and do sufficient training prior to arriving in Nepal the trek will be enjoyable, and it is suitable for fit people in to their early 60’s. This trek is the most popular trek for those wishing to get wonderful views of the Himalayan peaks.

  • Personal equipment for trekking: sleeping bag, down jacket., trekking shoes, gloves, sunscreen, sun glass, hat, trekking stick, some pair socks, hiking shirt , hiking pant.

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