Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Annapurna Circuit TrekkingThis circuit of Annapurna - rightly known as Nepal's classic trek - offers more variety than any other walks of equivalent length, and takes you through virtually every type of scenery that Nepal has to offer.

There are superb views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, and the constant variety of landscapes ranges from sub-tropical through alpine to an arid semi-desert akin to Tibet; at the climax of the trek there's a formidable 5416m. Pass, the Thorong La, to cross. The circuit of the Annapurna range is rich in variety and vistas, from the lush green rice paddies of the Marsyangdi to the arid high-altitude Himalayan interior, and it's ecological and cultural diversity provides the complete trekking experience.

This is a lodge-based trek, so you spend time in villages inhabited by many of Nepal's different tribes, both Buddhist and Hindu. Every day brings opportunities to gain an insight into the local culture and interact with the local communites whose land you are walking through, whether by bartering for souvenirs, talking to the inquisitive children or relaxing at a tea house during a break.


Trip day to day itinerary

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Besi Sahar (823m.) and it takes almost six hours.

Day 02: Trek from Beshishahar to Bahundanda (1305m.) and it takes about six hours.

Day 03: Trek from Bahundanda to Chamje (1410m.) which takes about six hours.

Day 04: Trek from Chamje (1410m. ) to Dharapani (1960m.) and it takes about six hours.

Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2675m.) which takes about five and half hours.

Day 06: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3100m.) which takes about five hours.

Day 07: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3440m.) and it takes about five and half hours.

Day 08: Rest day at Manang and hang in and around town.

Day 09: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4350m.) and it takes about three and half hours.

Day 10: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4420m.) which takes about 3 and half hours.

Day 11: Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3850m.) via Thorong La (5416m.) Pass and it takes about seven hours.

Day 12: Trek from Muktinath to Kagbeni (2895 m.) and it takes about three and half hours.

Day 13: Trek from Kagbeni to Marpha (2650m.) and it takes about five and half hours.

Day 14: Trek from Marpha to Kalopani (2530m.) which takes about six hours.

Day 15: Trek from Kalopani to Tatopani (1189 m.) which takes about six and half hours.

Day 16: A rest day at Tatopani to enjoy the natural hot spring bath.

Day 17: Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani (2853 m.) for about seven hours.

Day 18: Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180m.) to Hille (1475m.) which takes about five hours.

Day 19: Trek from Hille to Nayapul (1050m.) via Birethanti and it takes almost three hours.

Day 20: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist mini bus that takes about seven hours. You can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes about 25 minutes.

Some Frequently Asked Questions By Customers

How can I enter in Nepal?

Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and non-stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal.

There are direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghi, Mascow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa, Varanasi.

Do I need to stay in Katmandu?

Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal. At least, you need to spend one or two nights in Kathmandu before and after your trip. We can arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget.

Can I do Annapurna Circuit Trek?

Annapurna Circuit trek is suitable for any trekker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. It does not require that you have any previous trekking or mountaineering experience. You need to be moderately fit and normally healthy. It is good if you do some exercise before you come to Nepal for trekking.

When should I come for Annapurna Circuit Trek?

February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November are the best seasons. However, July & August are okay and trekking can be done but not so clear visibility due to rain.

Do I need to join with group?

It is not necessary; you have to join with group and follow our group departure date, because private trip departures everyday upon your request and requirements. You can move at your own pace and set your own schedule by not being in group.

What kind of accommodation I can have during the trip?

In Kathmandu, we can provide any category of hotels you want as per your interest and budget and during the trekking, we provide you guest house which is called Tea house. Tea Houses are more like hotels, with hot showers, western food, and private rooms (twin sharing). In this arrangement overnight halts with dinner and breakfast will be in Tea-houses (Lodges) and lunches in local restaurants en-route.

Furthermore as you will be staying in locally owned lodges you will be benefiting and interacting with the local community. It will give you a true feel for the Nepalese people and their lives.

What kind of meals I can have during the trek?

All Meals on full board basis will be provided during trekking. You have to choose from menu. Freshly cooked food is served at all times (western, continental and Nepali meals are available in all places). Three meals a day will be provided.

Do I have pre-departure meeting?

Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel and our tour leader will brief regarding about the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduction of your trek guide and porters.

Can I charge camera batteries along the trek?

Yes, Most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek (per hour USD 2-3 for charging).

Can I extend my holiday?

Everest base camp trek can be extend and there are many options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trip. Following trips are suggested for your holiday extensions.

  • 2 nights / 3 days Chitwan Jungle Safari
  • 2 full day sightseeing tour in Bhaktapur, Patan Durbar Square and Kathmandu valley
  • 1night/2 days Trisuli or Bhote Kosi river rafting
  • Everest mountain flight.

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