What Is Included

  • Airport pickups and drops ina private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Himalayan Glacier’s trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Trip Introduction

Embark on a fantastic Annapurna Circuit Trek which takes us around the entire Annapurna massif reaching the zenith at Thorong La Pass (5,416m/17,769ft). We also walk through the world’s deepest Kali Gandaki gorge with Annapurna I rising to 8091 m to the east and Dhaulagiri hovering at 8167 m to the west! We savor the fabulous mountain views from Poon Hill and discover the diverse Annapurna region. Furthermore, Annapurna Circuit Trek also takes us to Manang, Jomsom and the Muktinath region which again gets us acquainted with the diverse Nepalese landscape and culture.

This is a long trek for travelers wishing to circle the Annapurna massif. However, for trekkers who prefer a shorter trek in the same route then Annapurna Circle Trek – 14 Days is ideal. We also have Annapurna Base Camp Trek: 14 Days for trekkers wishing to reach the base camp of Mt. Annapurna.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek Preparation

Day 03: Drive to Khudi (800m/2,624ft): 7- 8 hours

Day 04: Khudi to Sirung (2200m/7216 ft): 6 – 7 hours

Day 05: Sirung to Jagat (1,300m/4265ft): 6 – 7 hours

Day 06: Jagat to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft): 7-8 hours

Day 07: Dharapani to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft): 5 – 6 hours

Day 08: Chame to Pisang (3,300m/10824ft): 5 – 6 hours

Day 09: Pisang to Manang : 6 – 7 hours

Day 10: Manang: Acclimatization day

Day 11: Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft): 3 – 4 hours

Day 12: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,600m/15,092ft): 3 – 4 hours

Day 13: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft) via Thorong La pass (5416m/17764ft): 7 – 8 hours

Day 14: Muktinath to Marpha (2,670m/8,760ft): 4 – 5 hours

Day 15: Marpha to Kalopani (2,530 m/8,300 ft): 5 – 6 hours

Day 16: Kalopani to Tatopani (1,200m/3,937ft): 6 – 7 hours

Day 17: Tatopani to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft): 7 – 8 hours

Day 18: Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani (2,700m/8,860ft): 6 – 7 hours

Day 19:  Tadapani to Pokhara (850m/2,789ft) via Ghandruk: 5 – 6 hours trek, 1 hour drive

Day 20: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu: 5-6 hours

Day 21: Final departure

 

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

This is a moderate trek suitable for passionate walkers who have the ability to walk at least 5-7 hours a day with a light day pack. Walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes; however, if we are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have a positive attitude, self-confidence and strong determination, we can accomplish this trek successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior to the trip is a good idea to enhance our strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. It is vital for participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases to consult their doctor before taking the trip. It is also advised that you inform Himalayan Glacier of any conditions before booking the trek.

Best Season

Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for trekking in the Annapurna region. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature, then taking this trip during winter (Dec., Jan., Feb.) could also be an option. However, the temperature during winter could be harsh for most guests. Trekking in the summer or monsoon season (June to Aug.) will be affected by rain but the summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.

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