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Annapurna Circuit Trek

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  • Duration14 Days
  • Meals:13 Breakfast, 10 Lunch and 11 Dinner
  • Accommodation:Jampa Hotel or similar
  • Best Season: Mar - May and Sep - Nov
  • Trip Grade:Moderate

Overview

The ultimate adventure with the Annapurna Circuit Trek, a journey across the formidable Thorongla Pass at 5,416 meters. Your expedition begins in Kathmandu with a welcome dinner after airport pickup. The following day explores UNESCO sites like the Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath Stupa. Day 3 sees you journey from Kathmandu to Jagat via a private Jeep, setting the stage for picturesque treks through quaint villages and breathtaking landscapes.

Trekking from Dharapani to Chame, then Pisang to Manang, each day unfolds with natural beauty and cultural richness. Take a day to acclimatize in Manang for a safe ascent. The journey’s pinnacle is conquering Thorong La at 5,416 meters, with breathtaking views of Muktinath. The adventure concludes with a flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, offering a serene contrast. Explore Pokhara before a scenic flight back to Kathmandu, where your trek concludes with a farewell dinner in Thamel. This 14-day expedition promises not just a physical challenge but immersion into Nepal’s diverse landscapes and cultural tapestry.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you’ll be warmly welcomed by your expedition team. After settling into your hotel, you’ll meet with your experienced trekking and climbing guide, who will provide a detailed briefing about the upcoming adventure. This is also the time to ensure that all necessary permits and gear are in order.

Accomodation: Jampa Hotel or a similar hotel
Max Altitude:1,400m (4,600ft)

Day 2 - Guided Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu

On a guided sightseeing tour of UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath Stupa. In the evening, there will be a meeting with your guide to discuss the upcoming trek. You’ll spend the night in Kathmandu, immersing yourself in the rich history and spirituality of these iconic landmarks.

Accomodation: Jampa Hotel or a similar hotel
Max Altitude:1,400m (4,600ft)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Kathmandu to Jagat (2,148m) - Drive by Private Jeep

Depart from Kathmandu for Jagat, a picturesque village at 2,148 meters, in a comfortable private Jeep. The scenic drive introduces you to the diverse landscapes of Nepal, providing a glimpse of the adventure that lies ahead. Your overnight stay in Jagat offers a tranquil setting amidst the mountains.

Accomodation:Lodge
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 - Jagat to Dharapani

After breakfast, we will start a 7-8 hour trek from Jagat to Dharapani, delving into the heart of the Annapurna Circuit.The trek takes you through charming villages and stunning scenery, providing a taste of the natural beauty that surrounds you. Your overnight stay in Dharapani offers a chance to rest and rejuvenate for the days to come.

Accomodation: Lodge
Max Altitude: 1,860m
Trekking Duration: 7-8 hrs
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 05: Dharapani to Chame

Continue your trek from Dharapani to Chame, covering a distance of 5-6 hours. The trail unfolds with breathtaking landscapes and cultural encounters, as you gradually ascend to higher altitudes. Your overnight stay in Chame allows you to soak in the serenity of the mountains.

Accomodation: Lodge
Max Altitude: 2,650m
Trekking Duration: 5-6  hrs
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Chame to Pisang

The trek from Chame to Pisang spans 5-6 hours, revealing diverse terrain and panoramic views. As you ascend to Pisang, you’ll witness the changing landscapes and the gradual transition into higher altitudes. Your overnight stay in Pisang offers a chance to appreciate the beauty of the Himalayas.

Accomodation: Lodge
Max Altitude: 3,250
Trekking Duration: 5-6  hrs
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7: Pisang to Manang

Enjoy on a 6-7 hour trek from Pisang to Manang, immersing yourself in the mountainous landscapes. The trail unveils stunning vistas and cultural richness, providing a true Himalayan experience. Your overnight stay in Manang allows for acclimatization, ensuring a safe and enjoyable ascent.

Accomodation: Lodge
Max Altitude: 3,519m
Trekking Duration: 6-7  hrs
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8: Acclimatization Day in Manang

Take a well-deserved day to acclimatize in Manang, adjusting to the higher altitudes. This rest day enhances your physical readiness for the challenging trek ahead. Explore the local surroundings and embrace the unique culture of Manang during your overnight stay.

Accomodation: Lodge
Max Altitude: 3,519m
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9: Manang to Yak Kharka

Resume your trek as you journey from Manang to Yak Kharka, covering a distance of 3-4 hours. The trail takes you through alpine landscapes, offering a glimpse of the rugged beauty of the Annapurna region. Your overnight stay in Yak Kharka provides a tranquil setting amidst the mountains.

Accomodation: Lodge
Max Altitude: 4,000m
Trekking Duration: 3-4  hrs
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi

Continue your ascent with a 3-4 hour trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi. The trail leads you to the base of Thorong La, preparing you for the challenging pass ahead. Your overnight stay in Thorong Phedi offers a strategic resting point before the exhilarating climb.

Accomodation: Lodge
Max Altitude: 4,600m
Trekking Duration: 3-4  hrs
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11: Thorong Phedi to Thorong La (5,416m) to Muktinath (3,800m) - Jeep to Jomsom (2,743m)

Today is the remarkable day as you conquer Thorong La at 5,416 meters, rewarded with breathtaking views of Muktinath. Descend to Muktinath and then enjoy a jeep drive to Jomsom at 2,743 meters. Your overnight stay in Jomsom provides a well-deserved rest after the challenging trek.

Accomodation: Lodge
Max Altitude: 5,416m
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12: Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara

Take a scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, a serene contrast to the rugged terrain. Upon arrival in Pokhara, you have the opportunity to explore this enchanting city. Your overnight stay in Pokhara offers a relaxing break, surrounded by the beauty of lakes and mountains.

Meals:
Breakfast and Lunch

Day 13: Flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu - Explore Thamel, Shopping

Fly back to Kathmandu from Pokhara and spend the day exploring the bustling streets of Thamel. This is the perfect time for last-minute shopping and absorbing the vibrant atmosphere of this lively district. Your overnight stay in Kathmandu includes a farewell dinner, a fitting conclusion to your Annapurna Circuit adventure.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 14: Departure

Conclude your unforgettable trek with an airport drop, marking the end of this 14-day expedition. Reflect on the incredible landscapes, cultural discoveries, and personal achievements as you depart for your onward journey.

Meals: Breakfast

What's Include

  • 3 Nights in Kathmandu at Jampa Hotel or Similar, including breakfast and taxes, twin-sharing or double room.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing tour as mentioned in the itinerary, including entrance tickets.
  • Private 4-wheel Jeep drive from Kathmandu to Jagat.
  • 10 days of guided trekking in the Annapurna region.
  • Accommodation in basic tea house lodges during the trek.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided during the trek.
  • Jeep drive from Muktinath to Jomsom.
  • Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara.
  • 1-night stay at Hotel Hidden Kingdom or similar, twin or double deluxe room, including breakfast and taxes.
  • Flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • All airport transfers by private transport.
  • Local airport taxes.
  • Annapurna Conservation Permit Fee.
  • Trekkers Information Management System card.
  • One English-speaking trekking guide with insurance, transport, accommodation, meals, and salary (for each group).
  • One porter for every two persons, with insurance, transport, accommodation, meals, and salary.
  • All applicable government taxes, tourism service taxes, VAT.
  • Duffel bag provided when needed.
  • Annapurna Trail Map.
  • Sleeping bag (must be returned after the trek).
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

What's Exclude

  • International flights
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu, except for the farewell dinner
  • Trekking gear
  • Snacks, drinks, and other expenses such as toiletries, electronic device charging, and hot showers during the trek
  • Guide/Porter tips
  • Travel insurance

Meals

Throughout this journey, you will savor a variety of meals that provide both nourishment and a taste of local flavors. In Kathmandu, your mornings will begin with hearty breakfasts at Jampa Hotel or a similar accommodation, ensuring you start the day energized. During the trekking adventure in the Annapurna region, you’ll be treated to a mix of Nepali, Tibetan, and Continental cuisines at the basic tea house lodges, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner included. These meals are thoughtfully prepared to cater to trekkers’ dietary needs while offering a delightful culinary experience amid the breathtaking mountain landscapes. While lunches and dinners in Kathmandu, excluding the farewell dinner, are left to your preference.

Accommodation

The thrilling “Annapurna Circuit Trek,” where accommodations are thoughtfully curated for both comfort and an authentic experience. In Kathmandu, you’ll enjoy a 3-night stay at Jampa Hotel or a similar establishment, featuring twin-sharing or double rooms that provide a cozy retreat after exploring the bustling city. As you trek through the Annapurna region for 10 days, basic tea house lodges offer a rustic yet charming atmosphere, fostering connections with fellow trekkers and providing a taste of local hospitality. A night in Pokhara at Hotel Hidden Kingdom or a similar deluxe room caps off the journey, surrounded by picturesque scenery. These accommodations are carefully chosen to immerse you in the cultural and natural richness of Nepal, ensuring a restful stay throughout this unforgettable “Annapurna Circuit Trek.”

Please note, a single supplement of 300 USD is available for those seeking individual accommodations.

Route Map of Annapurna Circuit Trek

FAQs

How long is the Annapurna Circuit Trek

The trek typically takes about 17 to 21 days, covering a distance of approximately 160-230 kilometers (100-145 miles), depending on the specific route taken.

What is the best time to do the Annapurna Circuit Trek?

The best time is during the pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn) seasons, from March to May and September to November, respectively.

What is the accommodation like on the trek?

Teahouses and guesthouses are available along the route, providing basic facilities such as beds, meals, and hot showers in some places.

What is the level of difficulty for the Annapurna Circuit Trek?

The trek is considered moderate to strenuous, with a variety of terrain and altitudes. Prior trekking experience is beneficial, but it is achievable for those with good fitness levels.

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