Tour Details

  • 14 Days(s)

  • Professional Trekking Guide

  • English, French and Chinese

  • 5,416m

overview

Annapurna Circuit Trek is the perfect adventure for you if you are curious about why it has attracted so many explorers, adventurers, and travelers throughout the world over the decades. It is the ideal trekking package to explore the majestic Annapurna massif.

You will be guided through the whole region where you will be introduced to the fantastic landscape, lifestyle, and culture. You will be astounded by the scenic beauty of the area. It is an excellent trail for nature lovers as it takes you through a beautiful path with majestic mountain peaks on the backdrop. Annapurna I is the tenth highest mountain in the world, which is one of the main highlights of this trekking journey. Traditionally, this trekking journey ends in Beni; we commonly make the plan of fourteen days for completing the trip.

Nevertheless, you still have the choice to finish it at Jomsom or Muktinath, especially if you have less time. We can adjust it to your needs. This trek has been popular since the early 1980s. Despite being crowded, this trek comes as a very personal experience.

Tour Highlights

  • Magnificent Annapurna Circuit with the incredible wilderness of the Himalayas
  • Scenic trail with amazing views
  • Off motor-vehicle road hiking trail
  • Pristine mountain valleys with Himalayan nature and interesting Buddhist culture
  • An ideal spot for a monsoon trek
  • Amazing high pass; Thorang La (5461 meters)
  • Historic Braga Gompa Monastery and Muktinath temple

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Itinerary

  • 1 day
  • 3 Star Hotel

Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel by our representative from Uma Holidays Travels and Tours from the airport. You will be provided the briefing of the hotel along with the information on the forthcoming trekking journey.

  • 7 to 8 hrs
  • Guest House

After a hearty breakfast early morning, you will be transferred to the bus station by your guide from where you will move to Jagat. You will drive to Jagat from Kathmandu en route Besisahar. This will take around eight hours.

  • 6 to 7 hrs
  • Guest House

This is the first day of our trekking journey. We move from Jagat to Dharapani which will take about six hours. We first descend to a river and cross a suspension bridge from where we climb to Sattale (1550 meters). This is a very steep climb. We move through a zigzag way to the hilltop. After this, we head to Tal (1700 meters) as we descend to a riverbank where we can enjoy pristine waterfalls. After some more cliff-walking beyond Karte village (1900 meters), we cross a suspension bridge to reach Daharapani (1960 meters). We camp for the night.

  • 5 to 6 hrs
  • Guest House

After breakfast, w head to Chame which is the district headquarters; it takes around six hours. The trail ahead is very exciting where we can see amazing views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II and IV. We will enjoy some time in the hot spring before stopping at Chame for the night.

  • 5 to 6 hrs
  • Guest House

We head to a steep, narrow valley on this day. We get to see the Paung Dada which is a rock face rising 1500 meters from the river water. We can get an amazing view of Annapurna II and Pisang peak from south and northeast respectively. We move down to Manang valley and spend the night at Upper Pisang.

  • 5 to 6 hrs
  • Guest House

We trek from Pisang to Manang (3440 meters). This takes around five and a half hours. First, the trail moves to a step ridge that offers amazing views of Manang valley and the Tilicho peak (7145 meters).

On this trail, we will walk past the Airstrip at Humde (3320 meters) in Manang and then walk past wide plains of the valley, Sabje Khola. We will see Annapurna III and IV in these places.

We reach the Mungji village as we cross the Marsyangdi village with a wooden bridge. We will see large chortens along with Mani walls and the majestic peaks like Gangapurna (7455 meters), Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, and to the rear, Tilicho Peak (7145 meters). We will rach Manag after a short steep ascend.

  • 1 day
  • Guest House

We rest in Manang on this day and stroll around the town. This is for acclimatization before crossing the Thorang la pass. You have the choice to cross the river to see the icefall falling down from Annapurna or climb the village for the amazing views of Annapurna range and Manang valley.

  • 5 to 6 hrs
  • Guest House

We first reach to Tenki village as cross a stream and then reach the valley of Jarsang river. We move to Ghunsa afterward; on our way, we will see pasture lands for yaks and horses. We then cross a wooden bridge near the Mani wall from where we reach the Yakkharka. Ledar is just an hour away from here; we spend the night in Ledar.

  • 5 to 6 hrs
  • Guest House

We walk for 3 and half hours to reach Thorong Phdi. We gradually climb to a ridge before we walk down to Marysangdi headwaters which we cross via a wooden bridge. We ascend the mountain path and then follow the narrow trail which leads us to Thorong Phedi after descending.

  • 9 to 10 hrs
  • Guest House

On this day, we move from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3850 meters) which will take us around seven hours as we make our way through the Throng La pass.

The trail is steep at first and then it eases and four hours of uphill climbing, we reach the chorten and prayer flags of Thorong La. We then descend to Muktinath which has to offer amazing views of Dhaulagiri. We reach grassy slopes after a good walk along the Jhong Khola valley to reach the Muktinath and its temples.

  • 5 to 6 hrs
  • Guest House

We trek from Muktinath to Marpha (2667 meters) which will take us around six hours. We descend down the Kali Gandaki gorge, first through arid lands. After crossing Khingar and Jharkot which have similar architectures like that of Tibetan's, we follow the valley to Jomsom. We head to Marpha, a beautiful Thakali village.

  • 6 to 7 hrs
  • 3 Star Hotel

We take a bus from Marpha to Pokhara where we can savor our time strolling around the lakeside in Pokhara. You can get a direct flight from Jomsom to Kathmandu if you want to.

  • 6 to 7 hrs
  • Guest House

This is going to take around seven hours. We will drive past places like Damauli, Dumre, Muglin, and Kurintar on our way to Kathmandu. We climb to Thankot from Naubise to reach the capital, Kathmandu.

  • 1 day
  • Guest House

On this day, you will be transferred to the airport; from here, you will take the flight to leave for your native country or your next adventure.

What’s included/excluded

Cost Includes

  • Lodging facility in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Food and Accommodation facility throughout the trek
  • Transport facility for Pokhara and Kathmandu
  • Licensed guide for the trek (food, lodging, salary, insurance, and transport covered)
  • Important paper works and permits to Annapurna Conservation area
  • Trekker's Information Management System Card (TIMS card)
  • Jomson-Pokhara via bus
  • Kathmandu-Besisahar-Jagat via local bus and jeep

Cost Excludes

  • Porter (will be provided if required)
  • Airfare for international flight
  • Travel and health insurance along with insurance for helicopter evacuation
  • Extra night accommodation along with lunch and dinner in Kathmandu due to circumstances like early arrival or late departure or first return from the mountain is subject to an additional charge
  • Personal expenses including baggage charge, phone calls, bar bills, extra porters, shower, laundry, bottle or boiled water
  • Tipping to trekking staffs or driver
  • An additional expense due to external vents out of our control like flight delays, weather conditions or strikes

cancellation

Please contact us for cancellation.

Good to know

Fitness For The Annapurna Circuit Trek

Trekking for fourteen days can be extremely, so it is a bonus if you are physically fit but be reminded that while you are trekking, you are exercising regularly. It is going to make you fit. You must train beforehand for your convenience. Do some walking with a daysack but make sure you do not overdo it. It is not a marathon, but there are a lot of ascends and descends.

The high pass can feel challenging, so you need to work on your thigh muscles, calves, and shoulders to carry your bag as the weight is going to feel more substantial in high altitude. The days are not very long, and there are porters available if you need help, but you must work on your fitness to enjoy the trek to the maximum limit.

Terrain On The Annapurna Circuit Trek

The terrain on the Annapurna circuit trek will be rocky as well as uneven in many places. Do not worry, though, as no part requires equipment for rock climbing. We have to walk all the way even if some hills are steep.

You will come across local people and yaks. Please be reminded step to one side to the inside part of the trail avoiding the edge of the cliff on the other side while leaving aside for the yak.

You can bring along poles based on your references or if you have knees problem. It may be easy for you to go up the open slopes using a pole.

You need to be careful when moving up the Thorang la pass (5461 meters) as it is slippery.

We recommend using lightweight hike boots with the high ankle for the trek as heavy boots can get hot, heavy and troublesome.

Accommodation On The Annapurna Circuit Trek

You will be provided an accommodation facility at comfortable lodges throughout the trekking journey. Each lodge possesses a communal area which has a stove while bedrooms have two beds, pillows, and mattresses. You should bring a sleeping bag, and the motel you are staying at can grant you a blanket if necessary.

The lodge has showers with the gas facility, and now many lodges have western-style toilets.