The Annapurna Circuit Service Trek

Tour Details

  • 12 Days(s)

  • Professional Trekking Guide

  • English, French and Chinese

  • 5416m

overview

The Annapurna Circuit trek is a popular trekking route around the Annapurna region which takes you around the whole Annapurna massif reaching to the Thorong La Pass at the height of 5416 meters. This trail takes you to the world’s deepest gorge namely the Kali Gandaki gorge along with the Annapurna I (8091 meters) on the east and Dhaulagiri (8167 meters) to the west. If you are short of time or just prefer short treks, this is the ideal trail for you; you have the option of trekking for eight days.

On this trek, we will get to explore the Manang, Jomsom and Muktinath regions. This is a great opportunity to experience the diverse terrains Nepal has to offer along with the unique culture and lifestyle of the local people. Apart from this, you can savor the views of the majestic Himalayas like the Mt. Manaslu, Himal Chuli and so on. Likewise, you will witness mountain communities of the Thakkali, Gurung and Manangi people. This trekking journey starts from Besisahar moving on to Cham and then the beautiful Pisang valley.

Tour Highlights

  • Majestic view of the Annapurna Massif
  • Witness different trains from tropical to arctic
  • Picturesque views of Mt. Annapurna I, II, III, and IV along with Gangapurna, Manaslu)
  • Explore the historic monastery and sacred temples
  • Fun walk across the Thorong La (5416 meters)
  • Visit the revered Muktinath temple
  • Adventurous trek around the windy valley
  • Observe the arid land of Nepal

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Itinerary

  • 1 day
  • 3 Star Hotel

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will be transferred to the hotel and you will be welcomed to Nepal with a tasty dinner along with Nepalese cultural dance. You will get time to prepare for the trek. Overnight stay at hotel.

  • 7 to 8 hrs
  • Guest House

After a hearty breakfast, we will leave for Besisahar via local jeep and then head to CHame. This will take around seven to eight hours.

  • 4 to 5 hrs
  • Guest House

Our trekking journey starts on this day as we head to Pisang. We will get to see the picturesque views of snow clad mountains throughout the trail. After an uphill climb for 25 or 30 minutes, we reach the Upper Pisang where we visit the Buddhist Monastery. Get to lower Manang. Overnight stay in Guesthouse.

  • 4 to 5 hrs
  • Guest House

After a hearty breakfast, we head to Manang as our trail leads us through Hongdae village with high snowy peaks on the backdrop. We will witness the Annapurna II, Tilicho peak, Gangapurna and the right Chuli on the east along with Pisang peak on the background. We will reach Manang within four or five hours.

  • 1 day
  • Guest House

On this day, w can hike to the Ice lake or to the tea shop near the Gangapurna base camp from where we will see the majestic Himalayas like the Pisang peak, Gangapurna, Mt. Manaslu, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Tilicho peak, Peak 38 and Thorung peak. We stay overnight at Manang village.

  • 4 to 5 hrs
  • Guest House

This trail blesses us with the close-up views of CHuli peak from mid and west, along with Cloche, Gangapurna and Annapurna II. We will reach the small village Yak Kharka and stay overnight there.

  • 4 to 5 hrs
  • Guest House

After spending quality time in Manang, we move to Thorang Phedi. We will witness the amazing view of Gangapurna, Cloche, Annapurna II and the view of Chuli peak at close proximity. If you do not feel too exhausted, we can continue our trek to upper Phedi or the high camp; there are some teahouses as well as lodges there, this will make our trek easier the next day and shorten the walking time to the pass.

  • 9 hours
  • Guest House

After a hearty breakfast early in the morning, we will head to the top of the pass and catch the amazing views of the peaks, namely, Damodar, Bhirkuti, Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna range. This will be a criss-cross path; after walking for an hour, we get to a small tea house. We reach the top of the pass after one and half hour. We reach Thorang La pass after walking uphill for three or four hours. We will see high mountains from here. We head to Muktinath now where we can get refreshed at tea houses. After the break, we continue for Muktinath, the sacred place for Hindus and Buddhist people.

  • 5 to 6 hrs
  • Guest House

We head to Jomsom from Muktinath on this day. The trail is going to be as difficult as it was when we were moving to Thorang La pass. It will take around five to six hours to reach Jomsom.

  • 25 minutes
  • 3 Star Hotel

After eating breakfast, we fly to Pokhara from Jomsom. It is going to take approximately twenty-five minutes. You will be transferred to your hotel from the airport. Overnight stay in Pokhara.

  • 5 to 6 hrs
  • 3 Star Hotel

After having breakfast, we move to Kathmandu from Pokhara via tourist bus. This will take around six to seven hours. You will be transferred to the hotel upon reaching Kathmandu. Overnight stay in a hotel.

  • 1 day
  • 3 Star Hotel

Our journey comes to an end on this day. You shall then be taken to the airport for your flight back to your native land. You fly back home leaving Nepal behind.

What’s included/excluded

What is Included?

  • Airport pickup and drop off facility
  • Welcome dinner alongside Nepali cultural show
  • Two nights’ accommodation facility in Kathmandu inclusive of breakfast
  • One night accommodation facility in Pokhara inclusive of breakfast
  • Kathmandu-Besisahar via local bus and Besisahar-Chame via private vehicle
  • Flight charge Jomsom to Pokhara as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Pokhara-Kathmandu via tourist bus
  • Licensed guide proficient in English
  • Permit to Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP)
  • TIMS card (Trekkers Information Management System)
  • Government tax, expenses, service costs and vat

What Is Excluded?

  • Lunch and dinner throughout the trek
  • Travel Insurance (mandatory)
  • International airfare
  • Entry fees to sites in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses like water, telephone calls, alcoholic beverage, tea, coffee, bar bills, shower, laundry, wifi while trekking and so on
  • Tipping to driver/porters/guides/waiters
  • Emergency evacuation if necessary
  • Nepal visa fees

cancellation

Kindly contact us for cancellation terms and policies.

Good to know

1. Trekking Equipment

We have provided some information below which will give you an idea about what important items you should bring along in the trek as an apt backpack and gar has an important role to play for the success of the trip especially when you are trekking. We suggest you bring all the important gear for the trip and not carry unnecessary things that will just add the weight. Check the list below:

  • Good down Sleeping bag; optional (Note that we can provide one if necessary which is to be returned at the end of the trek)
  • Rucksack bag or duffel bag; to keep your gear, this will be carried by porters
  • Daypack bag for personal use
  • Down Jacket
  • Shade hat
  • Warm wool hat to keep your ears warm
  • A pair of lightweight, warm gloves
  • T-shirts; two or three pieces
  • Lightweight thermal tops.
  • Fleece jacket.
  • Fleece Wind-proved jacket (optional)
  • A pair's nylon hiking shorts; quick drying one
  • Underwear
  • Two pairs of lightweight long underwear.
  • Two pairs trekking pants, preferably the zip on/off at the knees so they can be used as shorts
  • Four pairs of liner warm socks
  • A pair of light to medium weight waterproof trekking /hiking boots.
  • A pair of light trekking shoes for lodge/camp
  • A pair sandal (Optional)
  • A water bottle.
  • Head/Torch Light.

2. Medicines And First Aid Kits

  • for altitude-related problems (headaches) like DMX, carry extra Strength Excedrin
  • for general aches and pains, carry Ibuprofen.
  • Imodium or Peptone besom, Flexon capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
  • for altitude sickness, Diamox 125 or 250mg or 400mg tablets
  • One small personalized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as anti-infection ointments, moleskin, some waterproof tape, band-aids, etc.(We, at Sherpa expedition and Trekking company, provide you with first aid kits)

3. Miscellaneous but Mandatory

  • Passport and extra passport photographs (Four copies)
  • Water-proof wallet/pouch for money, passport and travel documents.
  • Lip care (Balm) With at least SPF 20 (2 sticks)
  • We recommend Sun's cream with SPF 40
  • Pocket knife.
  • Iodine tablets for Water purification
  • Toiletry kits along with toilet paper inside a plastic bag, hand wipes, and soap, liquid hand sanitizer, towel, etc.

Note Regarding Itineraries:

Even if we normally adhere to the given schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for several reasons which are beyond our control. This includes weather and landscape conditions, apt campsite availability, and the general fitness level of the group members.

It is necessary to understand that our trek is logistically complex and it is not atypical that adjustments might have to be made. Our guide will provide you with details each evening about the next day's plan and their good judgment have proven to the history of winning treks that Sherpa Expedition & Trekking Pvt. Ltd has been rendering for over a decade. Please understand that we make adjustments only to make sure your trek is accomplished safely. Your safety comes first.