Annapurna Circle Trek-17 Days
On the way to Annapurna Base Camp from Machapuchre Base Camp
Sunrise at Poon Hill
Thorung La Pass (5416m)
On the way to Thorang La Pass
Thorang La Pass (5416m)
On the way to Thorang La Pass
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Annapurna Circle Trek is one of the most popular classic treks in the world that takes us from 830m/2,723ft to 5,416m/17,769ft through the deep valleys and high mountains encircling the giant Annapurna Himal. The most enchanting trek further provides us a chance to congregate with wide range of culturally rich ethnic groups and walk in a diverse terrain, from subtropical jungle to a high and dry landscape resembling the Tibetan plateau. While experiencing an opportunity to interact with assorted ethnic groups, it will be a walk by the world's deepest Kali Gandaki gorge, an exciting triumph over one of the world's highest pass -Thorong La (5,416m/17,769ft), the Manang valley, the spiritual Muktinath and the most fantastic and famous view point-Poon Hill. Upon the completion of this magical 17-day trek, we will find we have gone through the entire Annapurna massif and reached the Zenith. Since vehicles have started plying on some sections of the circle, we would cover some sections of the trip by available vehicle too.
We begin the Trek from a day brief sightseeing program at the downtown of Kathmandu. In the next day, we drive to Syange or Jagat (as per situation) from Kathmandu about 8 to 10 hours' drive. The initial days of the trek involves walking through rice farms, forests and friendly ethnic villages in the lower realm of the Annapurna Conservation Area. Thorong La is the highest point of the trek from where we can marvel at the fabulous Mustang peak and the snow-clad bulk of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m/26,795ft). While descending, we will have a chance to visit the Hindu pilgrimage site - Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft) and wonder in amazement at the presence of 108 small waterfalls and mysterious natural gas fires. From Muktinath, we take nearly 6 to 8 hours' drive to Tatopani, a famous place for natural hot springs - where we relax our tired body with a dip in one of them. We again start trekking to Ghorepani, Tadapani, Ghandruk and finally arrive in Pokhara and drive back to Kathmandu on a tourist bus. Upon arrival in kathmandu, we attend a farewell dinner hosted by Himalayan Glacier and receive a warm congratulations on the completion of the trek!
Himalayan Glacier's 17 days Annapurna Circle Trek is a great introductory trek for those who would likt to experience the whole Annapurna circle but has time restriction because one can even take available vehicles during this trek to complete the whole circle. If we are interested to make a similar trek but accomplish the whole circle on foot, Himalayan Glacier's Annapurna Circuit Trek-21 days
would be best for us. Himalayan Glacier has also designed Annapurna Sunrise Trek-9 days
for the travelers wishing to experience major attractions of Annapurna in very limited time frame. For the trekkers longing to experience some of the most interesting features of the Annapurna region including Annapurna Base Camp, Machhapuchhre Base Camp, and Poon Hill, Himalayan Glacier's Annapurna Sanctuary Trek-16 days
itinerary will be the best option.
Route maps are just representation of the trekking routes. This does not represent the exact geographical conditions.Click here for Annapurna Circle Trek route map
Day to Day Itinerary
Arrival in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264 ft]
Upon our arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be warmly greeted by a representative from Himalayan Glacier. After completion of our custom formalities (Visa, etc), we pick up our luggage and look for ...read more »»
- All airport/hotel transfers
- Three nights in 4-star hotel in Kathmandu ( Hotel Shanker or similar standard) and 1 nights in 2-3 star hotel in Pokhara (Both on B&B basis)
- Welcome and farewell dinner
- Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu with a tour guide and all temples/monuments entrance fees.
- All accommodation and meals during the trek
- Transportation: Kathmandu to Syange/Jagat via Besishahar in private vehicle, Muktinath to Tatopani sharing transportation, Pokhara to Kathmandu in Tourist Bus
- An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Himalayan Glacier Trekking duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
- All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP, Trekking permit)
- A comprehensive medical kit
- All government and local taxes.
What's Not Included
- Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs )
- Excess baggage charges
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara(and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
- International and domestic flights (Pokhara to Kathmandu-$102)
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
- Tips for guides and porters
The Trekking Group
For this trek, there will be one leader, assistant leader (4 trekkers:1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters for luggage carrying (2 trekkers:1 porter). This arrangement ensures that any body in the group is sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned. Himalayan Glacier can run the this trek for group of any size. But, Himalayan Glacier generally includes maximumof twelve visitors as the company has found this to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if we would like to make a group booking for more than twelve people together, Himalayan Glacier can arrange this too.
Health & Experience Required
Himalayan Glacier's 17-day Annapurna Circle trek is moderate trek suitable for passionate walkers who have ability to walk at least 6-8 hours a day with a light day pack. Walking ...read more »»
All accommodations for the trek are on twin sharing basis with inclusive cost and are chosen based on standard of hygiene, standard of service and food, and location quality. There are two styles of accommodations during our trekking. We will spend two nights in a 4-star hotel, Hotel Shanker
or similar category hotel in Kathmandu, and during our trekking we will spend 10 nights in standard tea house or lodge or hotel in which there are unheated rooms with wooden beds and foam mattresses. Himalayan Glacier serves attached rooms as much as possible, however tea houses or lodges at some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities.
If we are a solo traveler, we will share a room with someone else of same sex of our group. If we prefer a single room, we may indicate our preference and get single rooms upon request by paying single supplement USD 290.
Himalayan Glacier likes to excel in this field because we genuinely love what we do and are committed to provide the best services as we commit our valued guests. read more...
All Meals on full board basis will be served during the trek in the mountains. Three meals in a day will be served from the tea house or ...read more »»
Himalayan Glacier's itineraries are planned with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to kill. The higher ...read more »»
Leader(s) & Staff Arrangements
The most significant thing that makes our trek successful, enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced, courteous and helpful trek leader and the crew members with ability of operating our days in the mountain smoothly. Our trip will be led by the best and most ...read more »»
Equipments & Packing List
While packing for “Annapurna Circle Trek”
certain gears are essential to be considered.
Click here for the comprehensive packing list for Annapurna Circle Trek
Autumn (mid Sept to mid Dec) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The weather is sunny and warm, with outstanding views but the nights are cold and can fall to freezing point. Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) is also good for Annapurna Base Camp Trek, only colder (obviously). The trekking routes are crowded during Spring and Autumn but during winter the routes are not packed and we could enjoy rather best of nature.
Trip Start Dates & Price
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