Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Tea House Lodge Trek
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Tourist Bus
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Tea House Lodge
  • Group Size: 1
  • Max Elevation: 5416 M

Highlights

  • Panorama View of the world’s 7th highest mountain, Dhaulagiri, and 10th highest mountain, Annapurna along with other peaks such as Machhapuchre, Gangapurnna, Tukuche, and Manaslu.
  • Adventurous Thorang La (5416 m) pass
  • Pleasant Golden and shimmering sunrise
  • Pinkish trail decorated by Nepal’s national flower, the Rhododendron
  • Enriched with Gurung, Tibetan, Thakali, and Magar (Poon) ethnic group culture and lifestyle
  • Monasteries and caves formed on high cliffs
  • Hills with vibrant shades of pink, brown, grey, and glaciers
  • Desert landscape with spires and cliffs as well as dense green hills and woods
  • The Deepest Kaligandaki Gorge

Annapurna Circuit Trek Routein Nepal is marked as one of the bases of attraction for adventurous trekking lovers in the Himalayan region. The Annapurna region is the home of the Annapurna circuit, which allows travelers to walk through the Himalayan chain of snowcapped peaks while also getting a chance to learn about the lifestyle of the local communities, which is a reflection of the country's rich and diverse culture. In addition, the main route through Manang (3519 m) and Jomsom villages, meeting different people from Gurung, Magar, Thakali, and Tamang communities, and the new colors of culturally rich Nepal are being opened with each step taken.

Trekking around Annapurna is more than just a mere adventure for veterans or amateur trekkers. Here, the best part of what trekking offers is that the experienced and the novice are combined in one perfect package – overwhelming chills at high altitudes and magnificent scenery. Customized itineraries that complement the varying speeds and preferences of the trekkers can be arranged for a 10 to 12-day trip to explore this glorious terrain, where we stop for a moment to find solace in every location passed along the way and enjoy it fully. At the heart of the trek is the mantra of gradual rise up through the altitude, a principle that requires all trekkers' careful attention and safety.

The giveaway to the Annapurna Circuit Trek is the thrilling Marshyangdi River surrounding it that silently paves the way for a memorable trip of a lifetime through the core of the Himalayas. Through the panic, trekkers tackle Thorong-La pass, which proudly ignites at 5416 meters, and, towards the end, the valley of Kali Gandaki, a magical setting. My solitary trek in the misty snow clouds immersed me in the mighty Himalayan landscape, surrounded by the soaring peaks of the Annapurna Massif, including the famous Annapurna Sanctuary. Each step revealed rugged mountains and pristine wilderness inherent in the Nepalese terrain.

There are cozy tea houses tucked in the landscape with stunning scenery, serving friendly accommodations and local meals. The route to Manang, which runs from the busy streets of the city to the quiet ones which will take you to the summit of Poon Hill and the Annapurna Base Camp, is filled with serenity and adventure. The mornings filled with golden sunrise colors and the chilly tops of Thorong La Pass are a testament to the adventurous spirit of trekking in Nepal.

As the journey goes on, trekkers create relationships with the wilderness of nature where they discover it and the local people they get to know because they live and know this place. From sipping tea together and exchanging yarn to battling the odds of high-altitude terrain, the Annapurna Round Trek is a transformative event that is more than just having a good time. This unforgettable journey always remains in the minds of trekkers for a long time.

Annapurna Circuit Trekking Difficulty

Starting the Trek Annapurna Circuit Route can be compared to going on a journey of discovery because it brings trekkers into a whole galaxy of surroundings, ranging from green rice paddies and lush jungles to mountain slopes, spectacular waterfalls, and snow-capped peaks. Thorong La Pass, the highest point of the trek, standing proudly at 5416 meters, is both a physical and symbolic pinnacle, which gives trekkers a breathtaking view as a reward for their perseverance and determination.

As trekkers gradually immerse themselves in the diversifying landscapes, they are amazed at the real world's highest mountains such as Annapurna I-IV, Manaslu, Macchapuchre, Dhaulagiri, and Tilicho Peak. The differing landscapes ranging from dense forests to the empty desert scenery that is met on the way are just a reminder of the natural diversity in the area and appear to the eyes as something new at every turn.

Nevertheless, the Around Annapurna Trek is not only about its natural beauty but also about the cultural heritage of Nepal which the trekkers can see. From meetings with native communities to visits to ancient monuments and temples, you are going to walk through a rainbow of cultures and traditions on every single step of the trek. From attending sacred mask dances to trekking old fortresses, trekkers are the ones who are welcome to be part of the Himalayan people's millennia-long traditions, sharing without much effort and language and border barriers.

Nevertheless, the Annapurna Circuit trek is not all rainbows and butterflies. Trekking at high altitudes is not easy, especially with the risk of altitude sickness which must be carefully handled. Nonetheless, with adequate preparation and support from seasoned guides, trekkers will overcome these obstacles and will live tougher and stronger in the end.

While the sun emerges from the grandeur of Annapurna Massif to glitter upon the rough landscape underneath, it brings forth the real meaning of adventure – discovery, group spirit, and the unique beauty of nature. In every step and every vista, the Circuit Trek to Annapurna takes us into the soul-stirring magic of the Himalayas, leaving an everlasting impression on the hearts and minds of those who dared to take its journey.

Food and Accommodation During the Annapurna Circuit Trek

Food

Throughout your trekking adventure, we make sure your meals are nutritious and you are replenished with great-tasting foods served three times a day. Our menu in tea houses on the route stands out due to the wide range of flavorful dishes available, tailored to different people.

Breakfast: Start your day with some delicious Tibetan bread, chapati with cheese or jam, porridge oatmeal, or French toast drizzled with honey or peanut butter. If you like a savory then try scrambled or boiled eggs, American breakfast, or pancakes. But, of course, no breakfast is complete without such things as coffee, tea, or freshly squeezed juice to have your senses awakened.

Lunchtime: Refill your energy with delicious meals like Thukpa soups, traditional Nepalese dhal bhat, momos (dumplings), or a warm bowl of sherpa stew. For fans of international flavors, choices like pizza, spaghetti, or sandwiches are also available. Whether customers hunger for what is light or heavy, our menu takes care of it all.

Dinner: Additionally, it is a chance to enjoy a delicious meal in the peacefulness of the mountains. Once deciding between a dish with either momos, Thukpa soups, Dal, or Bhat or with the comforting Tibetan bread. Have a meal of your choice, whether you crave pasta, steak, or sandwiches. Take in the warm hospitality and the amazing views all around you.

And for those moments of pleasure, the tea houses provide delicious desserts to fulfill your desires. Indulge into unforgettable delights like rice pudding, apple pie, or pastries that make a perfect end to the day of productive walking. However, do keep in mind that the package does not contain facilities for extra snacks and diets.

Accommodation at Annapurna Circuit Trek 

Tea Houses

During the Annapurna Circuit Trek, accommodation is mostly secured in simple tea houses occupying strategic locations setting the route. The tea houses, concealed among some most stunning spots at the highest elevations, embrace the hikers with warmth and comfort, and they transform into the cushion of the hardships of a high-altitude trek. Lodges with authentic atmosphere located in Annapurna Sanctuary, as well as cozy places near Poon Hill and Annapurna Base Camp, offer travelers not only an opportunity to feel at home but also a great chance to discover the traditions andculture of the area. But those who walk this route should not worry – they will be rewarded with peaceful nights under the Annapurna Sky and sunrises that will stun them for the rest of the day.

Besides offering a place to rest after a long day of walking, these teahouses, usually owned by people of the local communities, often become the center of friendly interactions and conversations among trekkers. These homestays offer simple amenities like a hot shower, electricity, and an unwinding terrace overlooking the rich scenery of the Annapurna range, producing a lasting memory for the circuit trekkers. The choice of accommodation also makes the Annapurna Circuit Trek extra special. One can wake up to the cold misty air at higher altitudes or may miss out on the hike to be on time to catch a glimpse of the sunrise from Poon Hill.

Drinking-Water

At the lofty heights where the Himalayas, the highest mountains, are guarded by the Annapurna Circuit Trek, the significance of sustaining rehydration here is undeniable. While hiking along Annapurna's mountain range with its tough passes and increasing altitudes, trekkers not only need to bring enough water but also enough water to keep themselves healthy and in good shape. Thanks to the tea houses and water stations on the way, it's easy to replenish water supplies, whether by buying water bottles or utilizing the free water sources provided along the route.

The trekkers planning to do the Annapurna Circuit should have at least 2 liters of water in their durable Nalgene bottles, and their proper hydration levels should be constantly monitored. Although bottled water is available along the trekking route at tea houses, where the average price is USD 1 – 3 per liter, there is also an option to refill water bottles from filtered taps or pure natural sources. Nonetheless, to prevent water contamination in far-off locations- trekkers need to take tablets of water purification and an electric straw light with them; this will help keep the drinking water clean and safe even as the enthusiasts go through the beautiful scenery of the Annapurna massif.

Annapurna Circuit Trek Required Permits and Fees

To begin the Anapurna Circuit Trek, trekkers need to have their permits that have been issued and alternative fees paid. Trekkers will obtain permission through ACAP and TIMS. ACAP strives to keep the natural splendor and cultural patrimony of the Annarpatina area while empowering the trekkers with the TIMS card for safety assurance. The fees for these permits vary with the national chit occurring per several seasons and the rates are adjustable, especially during the off-season. The purpose of this permit is not only to legally let trekkers use the Annapurna Circuit Route but also to minimize the impact of travelers in these ecologically fragile areas and to conserve these areas to be utilized by future generations.

 

Annapurna Circuit Trek Permit Costs

Foreign Nationals

SAARC Nationals

Nepali Citizens

1ACAP Per PersonNPR 3000NPR 1000Non-applicable
2TIMS Per PersonNPR 2000NPR 1000Non-applicable

 

Guides and Porters during the Annapurna Circuit Trek

Regarding high-altitude adventure in the Annapurna region of Nepal, trekking along the Annapurna Circuit cannot be overlooked; strategic organization is always in the spotlight, while the guidance of seasoned personnel is indispensable. Appropriately choosing the right guide with previous experience and porter is vital for safe travel and a successful Annapurna trek. As a company, we offer adventure and professional guides along with porters for the Annapurna Circuit Route Trek, which becomes the base for trekkers to ascend toward high altitudes without any stress, thus allowing them to accomplish their planned trek.

In that, through years of studying the Annapurna Ranges, our team of "topnotch" guides and porters has developed a great experience with the trail and local terrain. They know how to help you in your specific situation, though they are usually there to provide you with knowledge. They can enrich the trip with their experience and skills that will leave you with a most memorable hike, from preparing tasty meals and snacks that delve into local cuisines to applying first aid and keeping an eye on safety. Our team is dedicated to continuing this work to better the experience of our trekkers day and night.

Besides the bird's eye view guiding services, we also allow trekkers in their vehicle rental services, which are different from other rental vehicle services because trekkers require unique rental vehicles for the Annapurna Circuit Trek. By maintaining our transport fleet in good condition and employing experienced drivers acquainted with mountain peaks and curve-ridden roads, we strive to provide a safe and convenient delivery service for trekkers, eliminating the hassle and lateness. We will be your companion on the hike to the Annapurna circuit or by exploring other Himalayan treasures in Nepal.

Our company strives to ensure the traveler's safety, skilled guidance, and unique hospitality to make it a trekking experience unrivaled in its caliber.

Note: A porter will be provided for each of the two Trekkers.

Qualities to Consider When Hiring a Guide and Porter

Choosing the Annapurna Circuit Trek guide who meets all the qualifications is paramount to having a safe and amazing trip. Thus, we offer guides and porters who are excellent in the following areas.

  • Government-licensed professionalism: Prefer a guide who is licensed by the government. Their permit proves they adhere to the sector's standards and regulations.

  • Extensive trekking experience: Identify guides who have previously taken hikers around the Anapurna Circuit; therefore, they are deficient in difficulty levels.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of routes and local culture: Select a representative who is fluent both with the climbing routes and with the local cultural heritage and the traditions related to the people of the communities that lie across the track.

  • Understanding local history and mythology: Find people who can tell dumb tales and funny incidents about the sites and villages along the trek and do them justice by making them sound interesting.

  • Seasonal expertise: The rider should have a guide aware of seasonal changes and the possibility of sudden difficulties along the way. This will allow the rider to adapt and prepare to face those changes.

  • Proficiency in trail navigation: Make certain that your guide is skillful in leading you through all the Annapurna Circuit trial networks, which does not lead you to get lost on the wrong track.

  • First-aid training: Prefer guides who are qualified for first aid and prepared for any medical emergencies that could occur on the trek. The main focus will be on rescuing trekkers.

  • Emergency response experience: Select tour guides who are experts in handling emergencies, prove their capabilities to stay cool-headed amid unexpected challenges, and take adequate and effective measures when stuck in an emergency.

Some Qualities to Look for When Hiring Porters for the Annapurna Circuit Trek:

  • Ability to carry heavy loads: It's important to find porters who demonstrate strong muscles and stamina and can bear any weight between 20 and 25 kilograms, which could encompass backpacks and equipment since they will be shouldering the luggage.

  • Capacity to handle multiple clients: Allocate the workload that each porter shall handle with the amount of 2 clients' bags to ensure that the porter is not overburdened and that efficient group trekking is guaranteed.

  • Helpful and sincere demeanor: Proficiency in English may not be a prerequisite, resort to hiring porters who display an excellently communicative and caring attitude, for them to be the positive segments through which your customers get to enjoy their trips fully from their sincere and helpful nature.
  • Strong people-handling skills: Look for guides with finesse in handling people. This is mostly needed at the Circuit Trek to Annapurna because the guide is required to be effective at tasks like accommodating clients' luggage and ensuring that they are as comfortable and safe as possible throughout the journey. 

  • Familiarity with local language and culture: Consider using porters who may communicate in the local languages and are conversant with local customs. The individuals will have a vital role in acting as intermediaries between the visitors and the locals, facilitating smooth communication and interaction between the two groups. Thus, the cultural exchange will be enhanced, and communication among the other members will be effective.

  • Qualifications and experience: Stress that the trekkers must hire licensed and experienced porters for the Annapurna Circuit Trek since they know the path well and are positively experienced, which can ensure a safe and successful journey for you.

By focusing on the essential aspects of competency and reliability while hiring porters for the Annapurna Circuit trail, trekkers can be highly entertained and enjoy majestic views of the Himalayas in the company of useful ones.

Best Time for a Round Trek for Annapurna

The Annapurna Circuit trek turns out to be an adventurous trip through the scenic Annapurna region, and the number of seasons is a very determining factor for the quality of the experience. It has been known by trekkers that Spring is their preferred season for trekking due to fair weather and magnificent flower blooming which usually lasts for three months from March through May. On the way, they find rhododendron-covered trails that make the scenery of the trekking route even more incredible. For mild temperatures, clear skies, and monsoon rains, the trekking is enjoyable and safe, while the local cultural festival in the area enhances the knowledge of the traditions and customs.

The autumn journey of the Annapurna Circuit is another best season that might as well be considered while planning the trek. Here, trekkers get fresh air, clear skies, and moderate temperatures, making this time perfect for them to conquer the circuit trek, which is rough. The non-existence of monsoon rains reduces the risk of landslides, thus making the trail conditions safer for trekkers. The autumn landscape is also decorated with colorful leaves of red, yellow, brown, and orange, which enhance the beauty of the Annapurna range even more and offer excellent views of the scenery and the surrounding peaks.

Spring and autumn are amazing for trekkers who want to get deep into the Annapurna region's unknown nature and vivid culture. By undertaking the circuit trail during the period of colorful spring bloom or at the time of the incredible display of autumn leaves, each season gives you a new and memorable trekking experience. The trekkers find comfort and friendship in the tea houses scattered along the trails, where they can rest well and enjoy Nepalese people's hospitality. After all, whatever the chosen season for the Annapurna Circuit trek will turn into a transforming experience, encountering wonderful landscapes and cultural encounters and keeping in your memory hiking this iconic trail circuit path.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu (1350 m) Special Welcome Dinner
  • Day 02Drive to Besisahar (800 m) - 07 hours, Overnight stay at Hotel
  • Day 03Drive to Chame, 2740 m (The Headquarter of Manang district)
  • Day 04Trek to Pisang (3,230 m) - 05 Hours
  • Day 05Trek to Manang Village (3,519 m) 05 Hours
  • Day 06Rest day at Manang for local Hike and Acclimatization
  • Day 07Trek to Yak Kharka (4,110 m) 04 Hours
  • Day 08Trek to Thorong High Camp (4,880 m) 04 Hours
  • Day 09Cross Thorong-La (5,416 m) and to Muktinath (3,800 m) 07 Hours
  • Day 10Trek to Jomsom (2,715 m) - 06 Hours
  • Day 11Drive to Tatopani (1,190 m) - 04 hours
  • Day 12Trek to Ghorepani (2,750 m) 06 Hours
  • Day 13Trek to Nayapul (1,100 m) and drive to Pokhara (860m) 7 Hours
  • Day 14Drive back to Kathmandu
  • Day 15International departure
  • Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu (1350 m) Special Welcome Dinner

    Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, members of the Nepal Adventure Team will warmly welcome you and facilitate your transfer to one of the cozy hotels nestled in Thamel, Kathmandu's vibrant tourist district. Following a chance to refresh and rejuvenate, our seasoned trek operator will provide a comprehensive briefing, covering essential aspects such as accommodation details, insights into Nepali culture, proposed tours, and the thrilling Annapurna Circuit Trekking adventure that awaits. Additionally, you'll be treated to a delightful welcome dinner at a quintessential Nepalese restaurant, where you can savor traditional cuisine amidst the captivating ambiance of a folk cultural performance, setting the perfect tone for your upcoming journey into the heart of Nepal's natural wonders.

    • Meals: Dinner
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Place: Kathmandu
    • Altitude: 1350 m
  • Day 02 Drive to Besisahar (800 m) - 07 hours, Overnight stay at Hotel

    Embarking on a picturesque journey through the heart of Nepal, your route unfolds with each winding road, revealing breathtaking vistas that stretch as far as the eye can see. The drive leads you towards the tranquil mid-western region, where the landscape transitions from bustling cityscapes to serene countryside. As dusk begins to descend, you find yourself arriving at the charming town of Besisahar, nestled amidst verdant hills and flowing rivers. Here, you will spend the first night of your journey, immersing yourself in the warmth of Nepalese hospitality and preparing for the adventures that await in the days ahead. With the promise of new experiences on the horizon, Besisahar beckons as a tranquil haven amidst the grandeur of Nepal's natural beauty.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Guest House
    • Place: Bensisahar
    • Altitude: 800 m
  • Day 03 Drive to Chame, 2740 m (The Headquarter of Manang district)

    After enjoying a hearty breakfast at the Guest House in Bensisahar, we will embark on a scenic journey towards Chame, a drive that promises approximately 7 to 8 hours of breathtaking views and thrilling twists through the rugged terrain. As we navigate the winding roads, each bend unveils new panoramas of the majestic Himalayas, lush valleys, and quaint villages. Upon reaching Chame, we settle into the cozy comfort of the Tea House Lodge, where warm hospitality awaits. Here, amidst the serene ambiance, we look forward to a restful overnight stay, rejuvenating our spirits for the adventures that lie ahead on our Himalayan expedition.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    • Place: Chame
    • Altitude: 2740 m
  • Day 04 Trek to Pisang (3,230 m) - 05 Hours

    The journey through the enchanting alpine forests of rhododendrons and pine trees, tracing the meandering path alongside the Marshyangdi River, unveils a picturesque route punctuated by gentle undulations. As the trail leads to Bhratang village, the landscape transitions, offering a serene ambiance. From there, the journey ascends through alpine woodlands to Dhukure Pokhari, a quaint locale adorned with a handful of teahouses and a lodge offering mesmerizing views of Chulu’s and Pisang peaks. A brief respite and lunch break here rejuvenates weary travelers before the descent to lower Pisang village for an overnight stay, where the tranquility of the surroundings promises a peaceful rest amidst the embrace of the Himalayan wilderness.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    • Place: Pisang
    • Altitude: 3,230 m
  • Day 05 Trek to Manang Village (3,519 m) 05 Hours

    Pisang village offers great scenery of mountains and surrounding landscapes. From here, altitude gains as a short uphill climb begins with super views of staggering Annapurna II and III, Gangapurna, Chulu’s, and Pisang Peak. As you reach the flat valley of Hongde village, tree lines disappear, and barren and arid landscapes with cold, dry arctic climates are experienced. We visit the old Braga monastery with old Buddhist relics, ancient wall paintings, and stunning views of Annapurna Himalaya. Manang village is accomplished after an hour's walk where we have a warm night stay.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    • Place: Manang
    • Altitude: 3519 m
  • Day 06 Rest day at Manang for local Hike and Acclimatization

    In preparation for the challenging ascent to Thorang-La pass, a day of acclimatization is wisely set aside, allowing trekkers to adjust to the higher elevations. Amidst this crucial period, an optional short hike presents an enticing opportunity to explore the picturesque village of Manang. Nestled within a windswept valley, Manang boasts a commanding presence along the banks of the Marsyangdi River, with the majestic Annapurna and Gangapurna mountain ranges providing a breathtaking backdrop. As one ventures on the nearby trails, vistas unfold, revealing the awe-inspiring Gangapurna Glacier and the tranquil Manang emerald Lake, casting a spellbinding charm over the landscape and offering a taste of the natural wonders awaiting beyond the village confines.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    • Place: Manang
    • Altitude: 3519 m
  • Day 07 Trek to Yak Kharka (4,110 m) 04 Hours

    After a day of rest, rejuvenated and eager for adventure, we embarked on our trek to Ghunsang village, ascending along the uphill path towards Yak Kharka. The high altitude journey treated us to breathtaking vistas of majestic snowcapped mountains, painting a picture-perfect backdrop against the clear blue sky. Traversing across a gentle stream, we arrived at the quaint settlement of Yak Kharka, nestled amidst the rugged terrain. Despite its modest size, the village offered unparalleled panoramic views of towering peaks such as Gangapurna, Annapurna III, and the awe-inspiring Chulu Peaks, providing us with a serene and memorable retreat for the night.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    • Place: Yak Kharka
    • Altitude: 4110 m
  • Day 08 Trek to Thorong High Camp (4,880 m) 04 Hours

    The trek reaches its zenith as we ascend towards Thorong-La Base, a pivotal point in our journey. Traversing a bridge and ascending along the picturesque river bank of Jarjung, we eventually arrive at Thorong Phedi. Here, we assess the physical well-being of our clients, determining the next course of action. For those ready and able, we press on towards Thorong High Camp, where we settle for the night, preparing both physically and mentally for the challenges that lie ahead on this awe-inspiring trek.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    • Place: High Camp
    • Altitude: 4880 m
  • Day 09 Cross Thorong-La (5,416 m) and to Muktinath (3,800 m) 07 Hours

    The 9th day of our trek marks a pivotal moment as we confront the formidable challenge of Thorang-La Pass, standing tall at 5,416 meters above sea level. Fueled by a hearty breakfast, we muster our collective strength to tackle the steep and winding ascent. This arduous journey demands not only physical endurance but also unwavering determination. Yet, the reward at the summit is unparalleled—a breathtaking panorama of majestic landscapes adorned with glistening snow-capped peaks. As we descend from this lofty height, our path leads us to Muktinath at 3,800 meters, a sacred site revered by both Hindus and Buddhists alike. Known as 'the place for Nirvana or Liberation,' Muktinath beckons pilgrims with its spiritual aura, offering a profound sense of fulfillment amidst the rugged beauty of the Himalayas.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    • Place: Muktinath
    • Altitude: 3800 m
  • Day 10 Trek to Jomsom (2,715 m) - 06 Hours

    After the serene sojourn at Muktinath, the remainder of the journey unfolds with more manageable trails, offering respite to weary travelers. Descending towards the Kaligandaki River valley at 1,200 meters, the trek leads through picturesque landscapes marked by moderate walks. Along the route lies Jomsom, serving as the administrative center of the Mustang district, boasting a modest airstrip overlooking the Kaligandaki River. En route, one encounters the charming Marpha village, inhabited by the Thakali community renowned for its rich cultural heritage and flourishing apple orchards. Here, amidst the tranquil ambiance, travelers indulge in the renowned local apple products – be it the refreshing cider, the warm brandy, or the pure juice, celebrating the journey with flavors unique to the region.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    • Place: Jomsom
    • Altitude: 2715 m
  • Day 11 Drive to Tatopani (1,190 m) - 04 hours

    Lete brings a dramatic change in vegetation and landscapes from dry desert to pine and conifer forests. The first two hours of trek passes through the village of Ghasa with constant view of the snow capped peaks in between the cool forest. This pleasant walk continues amidst the high hills all the way to the village of Tatopani through the high and beautiful waterfalls of Rupsi. Tatopani (Hot Spring) is another nice village with large hot spring pools just by the bank of the River Kaligandaki. During summer and spring season, you view numerous high waterfalls throughout the trek.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    • Place: Tatopani
    • Altitude: 1190 m
  • Day 12 Trek to Ghorepani (2,750 m) 06 Hours

    After a wonderful time at Tatopani, the winding trail continues for an hour, then crosses a suspension bridge over the Kaligandaki River to arrive at the junction of two trails. Our route diverts from here to dense alpine forest reaching at Chitre. Ghorepani-Deurali is an hour away from Chitre. Ghorepani is famous for the viewpoint of Poon-Hill and its culture. It offers the magnificent scene of a mountain range whose beauty is enhanced by the golden sunrise and sunset. 

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    • Place: Ghorepani
    • Altitude: 2750 m
  • Day 13 Trek to Nayapul (1,100 m) and drive to Pokhara (860m) 7 Hours

    Descending from Ghorepani to Nayapul offers a seamless transition from the rugged beauty of the Himalayas to the vibrant energy of the city. In Pokhara, a treasure trove of experiences awaits, from the majestic spectacle of mountain views to the tranquil serenity of its lakeshores. As the day fades into night, the city comes alive with a bustling nightlife, offering a plethora of options for entertainment and relaxation. Whether savoring local delicacies or enjoying a drink with the ever-accommodating Nepal Adventure Team staff, every moment in Pokhara is an invitation to celebrate the wonders of nature and the warmth of Nepalese hospitality.

    • Meals: Breakfast, and Lunch
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Place: Pokhara
    • Altitude: 860 m
  • Day 14 Drive back to Kathmandu

    After a rejuvenating morning journey back to Kathmandu, you'll have the entire day ahead to unwind and explore the vibrant markets at your leisure. Whether you're drawn to the colorful stalls of local artisans or crave a leisurely stroll through bustling streets, the day is yours to savor. Should the mood strike, you can enlist the guidance of your knowledgeable escort to delve deeper into the city's treasures. As evening descends, a final farewell dinner awaits, offering a chance to reflect on the adventures shared and memories made throughout your journey in Nepal.

    • Meals: Farewell Dinner
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Place: Kathmandu
    • Altitude: 1350 m
  • Day 15 International departure

    After the awe-inspiring journey to Annapurna Base Camp, Nepal Adventure Team gracefully escorts you to Tribhuvan International Airport. Their dedication to ensuring your safety and enjoyment throughout the adventure shines brightly, leaving a lasting impression. As you bid farewell, with gratitude in your heart and memories etched in your mind, you depart with the hope of returning soon to embark on another unforgettable adventure with the Nepal Adventure Team.

    • Meals: Breakfast

Trip Map

Annapurna Circuit Trek map

What's Included

Included

  • All airport transfer pickup and drop by private vehicles 
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant
  • Kathmandu to Bensisahar by deluxe Local Bus, and 4WD Jeep to Chame 
  • 2 nights hotel in Kathmandu and 1 night Hotel at Pokhara on a BB basis
  • 11 nights teahouse lodge during the trek
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and tea/coffee in cups throughout the trek
  • Experience and English-speaking trekking guide his salary, food, accommodation, equipment, and insurance.
  • One strong porter his salary, food, accommodation, equipment, and insurance
  • From Nayapul to Pokhara by private vehicle 
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by Deluxe Sofa tourist bus
  • ACAP permit fee (Annapurna Conservation Area Project)
  • TIMS card fee (Trekkers Information Management System)
  • Trekking equipment like a sleeping bag and down jacket (if needed) 
  • Company T-shirt, appreciation letter, and trek map
  • First Aid medical Kitbag 
  • All government VAT, and Local Taxes 

Excluded

  • Nepal visa fee
  • International flight (airfare)
  • Extra drinks as alcoholic and non-alcoholic
  • Personal expenses like chocolate, biscuits, phone bill, toilet paper, Etc.
  • Travel and rescue insurance

PRICES & DATES

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23 Jun, 2024 - 07 Jul, 2024GuaranteedUS$ 1175
30 Jun, 2024 - 14 Jul, 2024GuaranteedUS$ 1175

Useful Information

Tourist Visa Process for Nepal 

Catering to individuals traveling to immerse themselves in Nepal’s rich culture, landscapes, and adventure opportunities. Tourist visas are typically issued for durations ranging from 15 to 90 days, allowing visitors to explore popular destinations like Kathmandu, Pokhara, and the Himalayan trekking routes. Whether you’re on a plan for leisurely sightseeing, a thrilling trek, or a spiritual journey, a tourist visa provides the flexibility to experience Nepal’s diverse attractions.

Most nationalities except Indian citizens need a visa to enter Nepal and getting a Nepal Visa is the easiest one as you can get it by visiting nearer Nepal Embassy/Consulate in your country or you can get it upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. You have to bring 2 passport-size photos, a valid passport, and visa fees in cash (USD is preferred).

For more information, please contact the Department of Immigration.

About the Annapurna Circuit Trek Package

The Annapurna Circuit trek package by Nepal Adventure Team is a door to one of Earth's most famous trekking routes. Looming the rocky Himalayas, this expedition delivers breathtaking scenes and plenty of scenery, and, without a doubt, there is nothing to compare to how this trip gives out cultural discovery. What makes this package stand out is that it's surprisingly affordable and doesn't create any compromise regarding caliber. Nepal Adventure Team believes that all people should be able to experience the magic of the Annapurna Circuit, even those with a limited budget.

What NAT tour operators are known for the most might be that they make trips made-to-order. They identify that every customer is unique and design tailored travel plans that meet travelers' tastes and circumstances. Are you a seasoned trekker looking for a challenge or a beginner adventurer wanting a relaxed trip? The Nepal Adventure Team is here to help you and will make your journey according to your needs. They professionally work by planning detailed routes for people interested in particular activities such as photography, bird watching, and crafts making to reach the planned destination.

With the Nepal Adventure Team, the trekkers going for Annapurna Circuit are set to do so with some confidence; yes, they do know they have capable hands. Our guides and hard-working team are so dedicated that they are always ready to provide each participant with a safe, fun, and fulfilling trip. Along with the difficulties of trekking to cross the steep terrains and sharing the precious local traditions and customs, the Nepal Adventure team brings the Annapurna Circuit trek to the level where you want to change your life.

Altitude Sickness and Remedies During Annapurna Circuit Trek:

As hikers rise through the Annapurna Circuit Hike, which is dense with various ecosystems and plants, the ramifications of the transition from lower altitudes to higher ones that approach as high as 5,416 m else will abruptly turn into a wholly different atmospheric condition. This change, characterized by a decrease in oxygen density and air pressure, heightens the risk of altitude sickness, marked by symptoms like nausea, headaches, and fatigue. It's imperative for trekkers to promptly communicate any discomfort to their guides to ensure swift intervention and descent if necessary, as concealing symptoms can jeopardize their safety. Effective acclimatization strategies, including staying hydrated, maintaining a steady pace, and heeding the advice of experienced leaders, play a pivotal role in mitigating altitude-related risks. Also, not to mention, quitting alcohol and nicotine consumption during the journey helps in terms of keeping altitude sickness at bay. By prioritizing safety, maintaining open communication, and adhering to acclimatization practices, hikers can navigate the challenges of high-altitude trekking and fully immerse themselves in the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas on the Annapurna Circuit.

Packing List for Annapurna Circuit Trek:

Backpack: Decide on a capacious backpack to allow you to chuck in your daily necessities effortlessly.

Sleeping bag: Pay special attention to ensure you pack a warm sleeping bag for evening peaceful nights in the mountains.

Sleeping pad: A sleeping pad serves the purpose of thermal insulation as well as protecting your hips and shoulders from pain during sleep.

Clothing: Layering is key for varying weather conditions and hence, an appropriate assortment of base layers, mid-layers, and outerwear is recommended. Never leave your socks at home when you know that a change of socks is required more often.

Rain gear: Must have a waterproof jacket and pants to stay dry on wet days.

Headlamp: Hands-free headlight is a must-have gear for moving on narrow and dark trails that are set up for either morning or night time.

Trekking poles: They act as stepping stones and prevent the reliance on knees when the path is very uneven.

Hiking boots: Pick the boots that match well and are already broken into the majority of the extent for comfort and support during the hike.

Water bottle: Drink enough water throughout your hike with a durable water bottle to keep yourself refreshed and ready to tackle all terrain.

Snacks: Carry with you heaps of snacks that provide high energy such as trail mix and energy bars to stay motivated through the hike.

First aid kit: Have a small first aid kit with you that contains important items like Band-Aids, pain relievers, and blister pads.

Sun protection: To protect yourself from UV rays you need to use sunscreen, sunglasses, and a wide-horned hat.

Personal hygiene items: Brush, paste, hand sanitizer, and other hygiene goods make an essential kit with a must-mention here.

Passport: Your passport, the main instrument for your Nepal physical presence, cannot be neglected.

Travel documents: Get your flight itineraries and travel insurance plan photocopied and easy to access.

Cash: Small bills are to be kept handy for minor expenses on the way. For example, snacks last longer with coffee than those without.

Camera: Create images apart like awe-inspiring scenery, and keep the most precious of moments alive with a camera.

Altitude Sickness and Remedies During Annapurna Circuit Trek:

Throughout the Annapurna Circuit, Hike hikers undergo a major decrease in oxygen proportion and pressure as they reach higher altitudes, which are less than at sea level. With the onset of the hike, we gain elevation and then scale the highest level (5,416 meters) above sea level while departing from lower elevations. Trekkers who are at altitudes of 3000 meters or more are in danger of undergoing conventional altitude sickness symptoms, which may includenausea, diarrhea, sickness, decrease in interest to eat, fatigue, and insomnia. Determining these symptoms on time is important as missing to is dangerous even further. In the descent of a lower elevation, the symptoms can subside, however, there is a chance someone may overheat or get sick and it is often the case that individuals are cautious to report discomfort for fear of being stopped from going any further and that may even lead to one’s safety being jeopardized. It is vitally important to seek advice from your medical tour guide on the slightest signs of sickness, to assist in making early interventions.

For successful adjustment oneself to decrease the chance of encountering the symptoms of altitude sickness, is very important. The process of adaptation helps one gradually become acclimatized to the different environmental conditions, hence, enabling better adaptation. Behaviors like ensuring hydration, maintaining a moderate pace, and heeding the instruction of the veteran bunch of climbers make acute mountain sickness(AMS). Moreover, the fact that one should not drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes during the trip assists in exposure protection from mountain sickness. By considering and prioritizing safety, maintaining and assuring communication, and applying acclimatization strategies, climbers can successfully deal with the issues of altitude trekking and have the high-altitude trekking on the Annapurna Circuit safely and in pleasantness.

Early Symptoms of Altitude Sickness

  • Increased breathing.
  • Headache and Restless sleep.
  • Increased urination.
  • Dehydration.
  • Periodic breathing at night as a result of altitude.

Later symptoms

  • Shortness of breath.
  • Respiratory failure.
  • Extreme fatigue.
  • Coma.
  • Cerebral edema.

You can take other precautions to reduce the risk of getting altitude sickness while trekking to the Everest Base camp.

  • Rise gradually and allow for acclimatization periods, e.g., resting thoroughly at a higher altitude for one day before descending to night at lower elevation levels.
  • A note of caution is essential, too, as the level of oxygen decreases with elevation and the scarcity of vegetation during the EBC trek. Avoid alcohol, smoking, or other tobacco products since they worsen dehydration.
  • Stay hydrated at all times by drinking warm water along the way to counter high altitude impacts.
  • Psychologically prepare yourself for the journey and remain in high spirits to enrich the expedition and decrease stress.
  • It is recommended not to use sleeping pills for insomnia management since they can reduce blood oxygen levels and worsen mountain sickness.
  • The altitude sickness symptoms worsen, do not climb higher and go down to a lower altitude.

Client Reviews

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    Rating Review by: Lucas Chen, Singapore

    Unforgettable Expedition Through Nepal's Annapurna Circuit

    The rugged terrain tested my endurance, but the breathtaking vistas and cultural encounters made it all worthwhile. The warmth and hospitality of the Nepalese people made me feel at home amidst the towering mountains. Connecting with fellow trekkers from around the world added an enriching dimension to the journey.

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    Rating Review by: Isla, Australia

    Off Season but We had Best Trip

    I was not sure about trekking the Annapurna circuit during the off-season but things were made very easier for me through the services provided by Jeevan at Nepal Adventure Team. He helped us perfectly plan the tour and even helped in the documentation process. We landed here safely and also got a chance to encounter the various mountains, rivers, and temples along the way. We had taken the Sherpa porters with us. They were very helpful and kind. Overall, our experience in Annapurna Circuit was one of the best in our lifetime. We will most certainly come to Nepal yet again and will definitely contact Jeevan for the further process.

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    Rating Review by: Aisha Khan, Pakistan

    Journeying Through Majesty

    Trekking the Annapurna Circuit was like stepping into a postcard of natural beauty. The diversity of landscapes, from lush valleys to barren peaks, was simply mesmerizing. Despite the physical challenges, the warmth of the Nepalese people and the camaraderie among trekkers made it an unforgettable experience. Every moment, from sunrise over the mountains to evenings spent sharing stories in tea houses, felt like a treasure.