Annapurna Circuit Trekking - 19 Days

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At a Glance
Duration19 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
Best TimeMar - May, Sep - Dec

Highlights:

  • Embark on a lifetime adventurous journey in the beautiful Annapurna region
  • A long trek amidst the tallest mountains and deepest valleys in the western Himalayas of Nepal
  • Cross a high mountain pass called Thorong La
  • Spend nights in beautiful traditional Nepali villages, enjoying the warm hospitality of the mountain communities
  • Follow the trails via rhododendron forests, meadows, and moraines
  • Go on a side excursion to Ice Lake or Gangapurna Lake
  • Explore one of the significant pilgrimage sites in Nepal, Muktinath Temple
  • Discover narrow alleys, white-washed houses, unique rocks, and apple orchards
  • Enjoy natural hot springs in Tatopani
  • Spend a night in beautiful Ghorepani village and hike to Poon Hill
  • Witness breathing mountains and diverse landscapes throughout the trek

Overview

Annapurna Circuit is a trekkers paradise. The Annapurna Circuit trek is one of the most iconic adventures in the Himalayas of Nepal. Among all of our Annapurna Circuit trek itineraries, this 19 days package is our favorite. It not only explores the high altitude but also takes you across the wonders of the lower elevation.

On the Annapurna Circuit trek 19 days, you will explore the beautiful villages, waterfalls, lush forests, rice paddies, terraces, rivers, streams, and many more. The upper part of the trail presents the sheer remoteness and barrenness of the Himalayas, whereas the lower elevation showcases the rich foliage.

From the start to the end of the journey, you will witness mesmerizing landscapes and mountain vistas. Given the adventure and experience along the Annapurna Circuit trail, it is considered one of the most immersive trekking expeditions in the Annapurna region. This trek is on the challenging side but quite rewarding too.

Those who want to disconnect themselves from the digital world and enjoy nature while rejuvenating their mind, body, and soul, will love the Annapurna Circuit trek 19 days program!

What to expect from the Annapurna Circuit trek 19 days?

It is a long trek and you will spend 16 days in the mountains trekking. Every day you will walk for at least 6 hours via rugged forested trails, remote villages, and uneven hillsides. It will be a bit difficult to push yourself to walk long hours, but do not worry we will take frequent short breaks to rest and recover on the way.

The internet access will be limited once you are in the mountains. If disconnecting yourself is your goal, then it's perfect. Otherwise, you will get a few chances to go online every day. Once you are above 3,000 meters, the network is not available everywhere and all the time.

Likewise, tea houses are your accommodation in the mountains. They are very basic and not like villages in European countries. Services like hot showers, WiFi, and charging usually cost a few extra bucks, so trekkers have to budget daily allowance. The Annapurna Circuit trek route is well-marked and directed by our friendly and experienced mountain guide.

You will enjoy fresh food in the mountains. There will be no toxins and most of the vegetables and fruits are locally grown. You can feel changes in your body in just 2-3 days of the journey as you walk long distances, breathe fresh Himalayan air, and have organic food. Overall, the Annapurna Circuit trek 19 days is a life-changing trip.

Major Attractions of the Annapurna Circuit Trek 19 days Itinerary

The Annapurna Circuit trek is packed with natural wonders. In the first few days of trekking, you will explore rhododendron, pine, oak, and fir forests. Get to see verdant valleys, terraced fields, streams, and waterfalls. In Manang village, you will take an acclimatization break and hike to the hidden Gangapurna or Ice Lake.

Visit the ancient Braga monastery as well. From Manang onwards, the climate and vegetation changes. You gradually ascend above the treeline. Trek via bushes and meadows. The trail gets more steep and rocky. Cross wooden bridges on the way and spend a night at Thorong Phedi before ascending to Thorong La pass. The scenery from the top of the pass will blow your mind.

The trail then descended to Muktinath Temple. It is a pilgrimage site in Nepal. Get blessings here and travel across the deepest gorge in the world, Kali Gandaki Gorge. You will trek via the narrow alleys and rice paddies of Kagbeni to Jomsom village. This part of the trail presents arid landscapes with unique rocks and pastures.

From Jomsom, the trail descends through apple orchards and dense forests to Ghorepani village. On the way, you will spend nights in lovely Kalopani and Tatopani villages. There are natural hot springs in Tatopani. You can spend time in natural hot springs by paying a few bucks.

Talking about the mountain, the entire trek route offers breathtaking mountain panoramas. From the Annapurna range to Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Fishtail, Tukuche Peak, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, etc, you will get to see numerous mountains.

Who can do the Annapurna Circuit trekking 19 days?

The Annapurna Circuit trek 19 days is for travelers who are first of all, fit and second, can endure high altitude and the remoteness of the Himalayas. Likewise, this Annapurna Circuit trek itinerary demands a long holiday. This is a difficult trek in Nepal, so not suitable for beginner trekkers.

If you have trekked before or have previous high-altitude experience along with strong fitness, you can join us on the Annapurna Circuit trek 19 days. This adventurous trek is for all individuals looking for an ultimate challenging venture. We provide both private and group trekking options.

What is it like traveling in the Himalayas with the Trekking Guide Team Adventure?

We, Trekking Guide Team Adventure, are one of the oldest and most respected trekking and tour companies in Nepal. Our legacy goes back over 20 years. With our expert knowledge, professional management team, caring and knowledgeable guide and porter, and flexibility, foreigners are bound to experience top-level service.

Our trekking and tour packages are well-priced. You will get the best Annapurna Circuit trek 19 days cost with us. We make sure our team is well paid, and we also regularly contribute to the mountain communities in several ways. You can trek freely with us in Nepal. We will support you throughout your trip with us in the country and ensure your safety.

If you are looking for the best Annapurna Circuit Trek Package and service, then this is it.


 

Itinerary
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At the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will meet with our team. They will be there to welcome you and pick you up. You will have a smooth ride to the hotel in Thamel, the tourist hub of Kathmandu. Settle in your hotel and spend the remaining day as you wish. We highly recommend exploring your surroundings.

Accommodation: Hotel

You will start the day with a big breakfast. Then our tour guide will pick you up from the hotel and take you to different tourist sites. You will visit the famous Monkey Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, and Bouddhanath Stupa. These tourist sites will present you with a glimpse of Nepali art, culture, and architecture.

After the tour, you will have a couple of hours to have lunch and relax. Later, we will meet for trek preparation. Your mountain guide will brief you about the program. We will arrange all the permits for the trek. You can do any last-minute shopping if you want.

Max Altitude: 760 m/2,493 ftMeals: BreakfastAccommodation: TeahouseDuration: 8-9 hoursDistance: 9 km/5.5 miles

Drive to Bhulbhule on this day. We use a standard private vehicle up to Besisahar. The highway is scenic. You can see beautiful views of lush hills, rivers, waterfalls, terraced fields, and mountains. The road is smooth till Dumre. From here onwards, the ride gets bumpy. We change the vehicle in Besisahar and use a local jeep to continue the ride along uneven hillsides to Bhulbhule.

Max Altitude: 1,290 m/4,232 ftMeals: Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerAccommodation: TeahouseDuration: 5 hoursDistance: 16 km/10 miles

Starting the trek from Bhulbhule, you will follow hillsides and trek via small villages. The trail goes through forests to Jagat. Enjoy stunning scenery on the way. You can see the locals doing their regular activities. Cross small bridges on streams and see beautiful waterfalls.

Max Altitude: 1,290 m/4,232 ftMeals: Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerAccommodation: TeahouseDuration: 5 hoursDistance: 16 km/10 miles

From Jagat, you will trek to Danakyu. The trail ascends to Bagarchhap. You will then trek through lush forests of fir, pine, and rhododendron to Danakyu. This village presents stunning views of Peak 29 and Mt. Manaslu.

Max Altitude: 2,300 m/7,546 ftMeals: Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerAccommodation: TeahouseDuration: 5 hoursDistance: 12 km/7.4 miles

Danakyu onwards, follow the Dudh Khola river. The trail goes along the Marsyangdi river via lush forests. There are lovely waterfalls and terraced fields on the way to Chame. Likewise, you will also see wonderful views of Mt. Manaslu and Annapurna II while walking.

Max Altitude: 2,740 m/8,989 ftMeals: Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerAccommodation: TeahouseDuration: 5-6 hoursDistance: 10.4 km/6.5 miles

Leaving Chame, you will trek following a steep, narrow trail that leads to the huge rock called Paungda Danda. This rock rises 1,500 meters from a river and is a landmark in the area. Further, the trail slowly descends to the Manang valley floor. The views of Annapurna II and Pisang Peak are fabulous from here. The final part of the trail ascends to Upper Pisang.

Max Altitude: 3,115 m/10,200 ftMeals: Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerAccommodation: LodgeDuration: 3,115 m/10,200 ftDistance: 13.2 km/8.2 miles

The trail from Upper Pisang village continues along the upper trail that offers breathtaking mountain vistas. You will trek past Geru on the way. Mountains like Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Tilicho Peak, Gangapurna, etc, are clearly visible on the way. You will also visit the ancient Barga monastery before reaching Manang.

Max Altitude: 3,540 m/11,300 ftMeals: Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerAccommodation: LodgeDuration: 6 hoursDistance: 17 km/10.6 miles

Spend a rest day in Manang to acclimatize. In the morning, hike to Gangapurna Lake or Ice Lake. The views are surreal at both lakes. The hike is an important part of acclimatization, so do not skip. Spend the remaining day in Manang resting.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerDuration: 4-5 hours

On this day, you will trek to Ledar. Now, you are traveling above the treeline. The landscapes gradually get barren as you hike further. Cross a stream and walk uphill to Tenki village. Here onwards, you will come out of the Marsyangdi river valley and enter Jar Sang Khola valley. Trekking through the juniper forest, you will pass by the Gunsan settlement and cross a small river to reach Yak Kharka. From here, a narrow trail leads to Ledar.

Max Altitude: 4,200 m/13,779 ftMeals: Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerAccommodation: TeahouseDuration: 5 hoursDistance: 9.1 km/5.6 miles

You will continue the trek to Thorong Phedi. This is the last place where you will spend the night before crossing the Thorong La pass. Some trekkers also prefer to hike to High Camp to enjoy a less crowded space. Get plenty of rest today because the following day, you will leave quite early to climb to the top of the pass.

Max Altitude: 4,525 m/14,525 ftMeals: Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerAccommodation: TeahouseDuration: 4 hoursDistance: 6.9 km/4.2 miles

You will begin trekking very early in the morning. Following the footsteps of your guide, gradually ascend to the top of the pass. The route is steep and rocky, so you have to be careful. It will be a tough climb, however the jaw-dropping panorama from the top makes the climb worthwhile.

From the pass, descend along a grassy slope and pass by landslide debris. The trail continues to Muktinath. It is a pilgrimage site in Nepal. Spend the night here. Explore the site and its small market.

Max Altitude: 15.6 km/9.6 milesMeals: Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerAccommodation: TeahouseDuration: 8-9 hoursDistance: 15.6 km/9.6 miles

In the morning, explore the temple complex and begin trekking after that. The trail goes through the Kali Gandaki gorge. It is the deepest gorge in the world. You will trek past settlements like Khingar and Jharkot. The views of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Nilgiri are superb on the way. The final stretch of the walk goes to Jomsom via Kagbeni.

Max Altitude: 2,743 m/8,999 ftMeals: Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerAccommodation: TeahouseDuration: 5 hoursDistance: 20.3 km/12.6 miles

Today, you have a long descent ahead of us. Begin the day with a big breakfast and gradually descend from Jomsom. Trek past beautiful Thakali villages and enter forested areas once again. Enjoy mountain views on the way and trek down to Kalopani for the night stay. You will also come across lovely apple orchards on the way.

Max Altitude: 2,430 m/7,972 ftMeals: Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerAccommodation: TeahouseDuration: 7 hoursDistance: 18 km/11 miles

Leaving Kalopani, you will descend to Tatopani. On the way, see a huge waterfall called Rupse Chhahara. The trail further descends through dense forests to Tatopani. Here, you can enjoy natural hot springs by paying a few bucks.

Max Altitude: 1,190 m/3,904 ftMeals: Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerAccommodation: TeahouseDuration: 5 hoursDistance: 22.7 km/14 miles

From Tatopani, follow a scenic trail to Ghorepani village. The trail winds via oak and rhododendron forests. You will take a lunch break in Sikha. From here, the trail drops down to Ghorepani village. The views of Annapurna Range, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Gangapurna, etc are excellent from this village.

Max Altitude: 2,874 m/9,429 ftMeals: Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerAccommodation: TeahouseDuration: 7 hoursDistance: 15.6 km/9.6 miles

You can go on an early morning hike to witness a gorgeous sunrise and a stunning mountain panorama from Poon Hill. After the hike, continue descending from Ghorepani village to Naaypul. The trail goes through lush forests and small villages along the Modi river. You will cross a few suspension bridges on the way. From Nayapul, drive to Pokhara to spend the night.

Max Altitude: 1,070 m/3,510 ftMeals: Breakfast,And Lunch,Accommodation: TeahouseDuration: 6 hoursDistance: 20 km/12.4 miles

After a delicious breakfast in Pokhara, you will drive back to Kathmandu. The guide will drop you at your hotel. The remaining day is free. Rest and explore the vibrant streets of Thamel. Shop souvenirs and explore the local market. In the late evening, we will meet for a farewell dinner.

Max Altitude: 1,400 m/4,593 ftMeals: Breakfast,Accommodation: HotelDuration: 6-7 hoursDistance: 205 km/127 miles

Our team will drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport on time for your return flight. Be ready on time to leave the hotel and double-check it before leaving.

 

Meals: Breakfast only
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Annapurna Circuit Trekking - 19 Days
Cost Details
Included
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with 3 stars bed & breakfast for 3 nights at Nivas Boutique twin sharing basis.
  • Hotel in Pokhara 3 stars bed & breakfast 1 night at Splendid View twin sharing basis.
  • Your daily meal main course (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek ,
  • 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 local bus & Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus (it is a private transport is also available Kathmandu to Bulbule with extra additional cost of 200 USD).
  • Annapurna Conservation Permit.
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS).
  • Insurance for Guide & Porters.
  • All accommodation during the trek available lodg /tea houses. (run by Nepali families with outside toilet)
  • Airport-Hotel-Airport transfer.
  • Our service charge.
  • 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.
  • personal expenses, personal hygiene.
  • Wi-Fi, internet, phone calls, battery charging.
Add-ons & Options
  • Extra Night Accomodation: If you plan to arrive early or depart late please make sure you make extra hotel arrangement.You can mail us at [email protected] It is available by adding extra cost.
     
  • Extra Program:If you want extra programs like taking a flight Kathmandu to Pokhara  to Kathmandu and want travel  by private a car from Kathmandu to Pokhara or 2 night/ 3 days Chitwan  Jungle safari package or 1 Day River Rafting or 1 Day hiking in Kathmandu valley Please contact us on What's App 977-9851229400. It is available by adding extra cost. We will organize it as per your wish and requirement. 
     
  • Private transport:If you are traveling from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule, you can hire a private jeep for a comfortable ride.
     
  • Upgrade the transportation to flight: You can upgrade your bus ride to flight at a minimal cost. It will provide you with extra time in the city to explore and rest.
     
  • Porter: If you are a solo traveller porter is not included in the package you have to pay an additional cost of USD 250 if you want a porter. Porter will carry 20 -22 Kgs weight.
     
  • Single supplementary: On our holidays tour/trek packages, rooms or tents are provided in twin sharing basis. Thus, single room supplement charge will be imposed to client who does not have another tour participant to share room/tent with according to your trip. When you are traveling alone, single supplementary charge must be paid.
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StartsJune 25, 2024
EndsJuly 13, 2024
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Departure dates are flexible, and we will organize this trek to accommodate your schedule.

Additional Info

Annapurna Circuit Trekking Permit

For the Annapurna Circuit trekking, TIMS Card and Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permits are needed. Foreign trekkers cannot do this trek without these permits. The cost of both permits is covered in our package cost.

  • TIMS Card cost: Nrs 2,000 per person
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project permit cost: Nrs 3,000 per person

Annapurna Circuit Trek Difficulty

The Annapurna Circuit trek is demanding for many reasons. First, it is a long trek, so you will spend a long time in the mountains without modern conveniences. Trekkers have to adjust a lot and endure the limitations. Second, the trekking route is offbeat and steep. So, decent strength and balance are required.

Third, you will walk 6 hours minimum every day, so your stamina should be strong. Therefore, the Annapurna Circuit trekking is for those who can face these challenges and keep moving forward. The good news is you will get all the time to enjoy the walk and have your pace.

There is no need to rush or match anyone's speed. As you traverse different climatic zones, you will see different landscapes, vegetation, and environments. Only strong individuals can complete the Annapurna Circuit trek 19 days.

Altitude sickness and how to avoid it

The Annapurna Circuit trek route ascends and descends via diverse altitudes. Thorong La pass is the highest point on this trek, which is located at 5,416 meters (17,756 ft). The elevation increases every day, so you have to adjust to it as you trek to avoid altitude sickness.

Mountain sickness happens because your body is not used to the thin air. We take an acclimatization break in Manang village. Likewise, during trekking, you will get ample time to rest and recover. It will help you avoid altitude sickness.

In case you see symptoms like headache, difficulty in breathing, vomiting, nausea, dizziness, insomnia, etc, our guide will provide you with first aid. Drink plenty of water and listen to your body. By keeping yourself hydrated, maintaining your energy, and having nutritious food, you can avoid altitude sickness. If you feel discomfort, inform your guide.

Accommodation and Food during the Trek

Annapurna Circuit trek route has tea house accommodation for the trekkers. It is a simple mountain accommodation that provides clean bedding and food services. The rooms are mostly basic, with shared washrooms. Blankets are provided in the tea houses, but we recommend you carry a high-quality sleeping bag on this trek.

There are not many services available in the tea houses, and things like hot showers, WiFi, and charging come at additional costs. These are your personal expenses and are not covered in our package cost. You have to pack all the toilets for the journey, including toilet paper, soap, etc. We book twin-shared rooms. Single rooms cost extra money.

Likewise, for meals, you will get dal bhat, thukpa, momo, noodles, burgers, pizza, pasta, porridge, fried rice, stew, curries, soups, French fries, mashed potatoes, etc. For breakfast, there are options like toast, eggs, sausages, cornflakes, oatmeal, muesli, pancakes, etc. Different kinds of teas and coffee are also available, along with boiled drinking water.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is important for the Annapurna Circuit trek. Foreign trekkers are not allowed to do this trek without helicopter evacuation coverage. There are risks of injuries, falling ill, bad weather, natural disaster, etc in the Himalayas. With helicopter evacuation coverage, we can rescue on time in case of any emergency. It will be a lifesaving factor for you and also allow you to save money.


The Best Time to do the Annapurna Circuit Trekking in Nepal

Picking the right time for trekking in the Himalayas is crucial for a safe and satisfying experience. Especially treks like Annapurna Circuit must be done at the right time for the best adventure. March to May and September to November are the ideal time to do Annapurna Circuit trekking. The weather tends to be stable in these months with a moderate climate, clear sky, and bearable cold.

*Note: The Himalayas are cold throughout the year.

June to August and December to February are off time for the Annapurna Circuit trek because of poor weather conditions. The trials are empty, and the price of accommodation is low. However, the weather challenges are very high. Crossing Thorong La pass is much more strenuous, and there is also a high risk of landslides in monsoon.


 

FAQs

1) I am a beginner trekker. Can I do the Annapurna Circuit trek 19 days?

✔︎ Annapurna Circuit trek is not recommended to beginner trekkers because of its offbeat terrain and high altitude. Moreover, this trek also crosses a high mountain pass, which is quite challenging. On this trek, you will walk 6 to 7 hours a day on average.

2) What is the difficulty level of the Annapurna Circuit trek?

✔︎ The difficulty level of the Annapurna Circuit trek is considered strenuous. It means this is one of the most challenging treks in the Himalayas.

3) Can I customize the Annapurna Circuit trek itinerary and make it short?

✔︎ Yes, you can customize the Annapurna Circuit trek itinerary with us. You can make it short or long as per your wish. The final cost of the package may differ as per the changes made in the itinerary.

4) How fit do I have to be to join the Annapurna Circuit trekking?

✔︎ You have to be in good shape physically and mentally to join the Annapurna Circuit trekking. This trek demands a lot in terms of physical and mental involvement.

5) Which mountains are seen during the Annapurna Circuit trek 19 days?

✔︎ During the Annapurna Circuit trek 19 days, you will see mountains such as the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Hiunchuli, Gangapruna, Fishtail, Chulu Peaks, Tabocihe, Pisang Peak, Tilicho Peak, etc.

6) Is the Annapurna Circuit trek harder than the Everest Base Camp?

✔︎ Yes, the Annapurna Circuit trek is harder than the Everest Base Camp trek. The Annapurna Circuit trek is graded as strenuous, whereas the EBC trek is known as a moderate trek. On the Annapurna Circuit trek, you will walk on offbeat terrain, which is not the case for the EBC trail.

7) Do I get a WiFi or mobile signal along the Annapurna Circuit trail?

✔︎ You will get good WiFi and mobile singles in the villages at the lower elevation. However, when you are in deep forests and high altitudes, network connections will not be stable all the time.

8) How to book the trek, and what if you cancel the trek?

✔︎ To book the Annapurna Circuit trek, you can use our booking button on this page. It is simple to book the trek. Just fill in your general information and pay the booking in advance.

Our team will then contact you with further details. Likewise, to cancel the trek, you need to notify us by writing in the mail. You can check out the cancellation policy here.

9) Is a travel visa required for the Annapurna Circuit trek?

✔︎ Yes, a travel visa is required for the Annapurna Circuit trek. Foreign trekkers cannot join this trek with us without travel insurance.


 

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