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Annapurna Circuit Trek  - 17 Days

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Trek on the exhilarating Annapurna circuit trail, reach Thorong La pass and cross the world's deepest Kali Gandaki gorge

Embark on the fantastic Annapurna Circuit Trek with our hand-picked itinerary that takes you around the entire Annapurna massif reaching the zenith at Thorong La Pass (5,416m/17,769ft). We will walk on the Annapurna circuit trek, regardless the difficulty level, through the world’s deepest Kali Gandaki gorge with Mt. Annapurna I rising to 8,091m (26,545ft) to the east and Mt. Dhaulagiri hovering at 8,167m (26,795ft) to the west! We savor the fabulous mountain views from Poon Hill during our Annapurna circuit trek in the best season during spring and fall (autumn), and discover the diverse region. Furthermore, Annapurna Circuit Trek also takes us to Manang, Jomsom and the Muktinath regions that allow us to get acquainted with the diverse Nepalese landscape and culture.

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  • Trek along the captivating  Annapurna circuit trail
  • Reach the zenith of the trail at Thorong  La Pass
  • Traverse through  the world’s deepest Kali Gandaki Gorge
  • Enjoy the diverse  Nepalese landscape and culture
  • Savor the splendid views of the Himalayan peaks throughout the trail

Overview

Arrival City
Arrival City
Kathmandu, Nepal
Departure City
Departure City
Kathmandu, Nepal
Lodging Level
Lodging Level

Hotel (Yatri Suites and Spa)
Meals
Meals
15 dinner, 16 breakfast, 15 lunch
Trip Grade
Trip Grade
Demanding
Max Altitude
Maximum Altitude
5,416m/17,770ft
Attraction
Attractions
Swayambhunath Stupa, Bouddhanath Stupa, Thorong la pass, Muktinath, Marpha, Ghorepani, Ghandruk, Manang, Kathmandu Durbar Square
Activity
Activity
Trekking and Hiking
Styles
Styles
Active Adventures

Outline Itinerary

Itinerary Maximum Altitude Walking/Hiking
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu 1,350m/4,429ft
Day 02 Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek Preparation 1,350m/4,429ft
Day 03 Drive to Chame 2,710m/8,892ft
Day 04 Trek from Chame to Pisang 2,710m/8,892ft 5-6 hrs
Day 05 Pisang to Ngawal 3,700m/12,140ft 6-7 hrs
Day 06 Ngawal to Manang 4,573m/15,004ft 5-6 hrs
Day 07 Manang: Acclimatization day 3,519m/11,546ft
Day 08 Manang to Yak Kharka 3,519m/11,546ft 3-4 hrs
Day 09 Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi 4,110m/13,485ft 3-4 hrs
Day 10 Thorong Phedi to Muktinath via Thorong La pass 4,600m/15,093ft 8-9 hrs
Day 11 Muktinath to Tatopani 5,416m/17,770ft
Day 12 Tatopani to Ghorepani 1,200m/3,937ft 7-8 hrs
Day 13 Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani 2,850m/9,351ft 6-7 hrs
Day 14 Tadapani to Ghandruk 2,700m/8,859ft 3-4 hrs
Day 15 Ghandruk to Pokhara 1,940m/6,365ft
Day 16 Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu 1,940m/6,365ft
Day 17 Final departure 827m/2,713ft
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Included

  • Asset 147
    Accommodation in Standard Hotels on Twin Sharing Basis
  • Asset 58
    Equipment
  • Local Guide & Support Staffs
  • Asset 42
    All Private Ground Transportation Including Airport Transfers
  • Meals in the Mountain
  • Asset 67
    Small-Group Adventure
  • Guaranteed Departures
  • Asset 63
    Lifetime Deposit
  • No Booking Fee

For Your Information, International flights aren’t included.  Rooms are usually shared by two people unless you request a private room. Also, you can upgrade to better hotels in the mountain and even in the cities. For your customized services, please specify during the booking process or contact our Destination & Products Specialist.

Meals

During our trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Breakfast and dinner will be provided from the teahouse or from a lodge menu where we spend the night whereas lunch will be provided on the way to the next destination. All meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner, will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu and Pokhara. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners.

Accommodation

We will be accommodated in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara; and teahouses during the trek. We will be staying in Yatri Suites & Spa or similar in Kathmandu and Mt. Kailash Resort in Pokhara. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 370. Himalayan Glacier will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, teahouses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu, Pokhara and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.

Experience Required

The Annapurna Circuit trek 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 high altitude 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 to minimize the risks of altitude sickness.

Acclimatization

All of Himalayan Glacier's treks are planned with high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), also known as altitude sickness. Going up at higher altitude too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to kill. We understand that for a safe trek, it is essential to allow sufficient time for acclimatization. Sensible planning is therefore required to minimize the risk of AMS. Himalayan Glacier's itineraries are designed to prevent AMS as much as possible. But, it is important to remember that some visitors are more vulnerable than others. Your guides and porters will do their every bit in assisting you during the entire trek.

DATES & PRICES

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FAQs

Regarding the difficulty level of any trekking route in Nepal, we must not overlook the issues of altitude sickness. Walking at sea level or slightly higher for several hours is quite comfortable for most people, but when you start getting over 4,000m (13,123ft.), then those several hours seems to feel never-ending. The Annapurna circuit route is the longest route in this region and is a complete circling of the Annapurna massif. Comparatively, it is considered to be harder and longer in duration than the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. It is because hikers will be walking across the high-altitude Thorong La Pass at 5,416m (17,764ft.). Besides the altitude, what really make this trek hard are the steep climbs and long distances along with pared-down amenities. The route usually remains closed during the winter season due to the heavy snow accumulation on the trails. As it is a long trek, you need to be in great shape of physical fitness so that you can walk for at least 5 to 7 hours each day. Even beginners can do this trek provided that they train themselves at least 3 months prior the trek. Cycling, swimming, acrobatics, hiking, jogging, and cardiovascular exercises are some ways to get your body trained for a successful journey in the Himalayas.

The best time to do Annapurna Circuit Trek is during the pre-monsoon months of March through to May. It is also favorable to trek during the post-monsoon months from late September till December. It is also possible to do this trek in February and early September but the most preferable time for this trek is as stated above.

Absolutely yes! Under normal circumstances, our booked trips are guaranteed to run. You will still be doing your trek even if other trekkers cancel their trip. This is the reason why Himalayan Glacier is different from other agencies, who usually cancel their whole trip a month or even a week before the trip date. We are a tailor-made company and the number of participants does not stop our operation. If your trip has been canceled by your operator and you are in a last-minute stress, remember to find us to sort out your trip decisions. Please feel free to book your stress-free holidays with us. Unless there is a situation which is out of control such as a political riot, natural disaster, pandemic, epidemic or weather catastrophes, our trips are 100% guaranteed to run.

Himalayan Glacier offers a lifetime deposit policy which allows you the flexibility to transfer your deposit to anyone or any other trip. If you wish to cancel your booked trips, certain cancelation charges apply. Please visit our booking terms and conditions for detailed information.

You will be guided by our experienced trek leaders who have been to the base camp and back multiple times for years. All our guides are locals who communicate very well in English and acquire deep knowledge of the mountain, people, culture, health, hygiene, and most importantly your safety.

Accommodation in the Annapurna region is considered by far the best with upscale service than anywhere else in the upper Himalayas. It’s all up to you to decide where you want to sleep – guesthouse, hotels or resorts, or teahouses. Guesthouses vary from upmarket to the extreme low-budget with the poor quality. For having a comfy lifestyle, especially after tramping all day, there are hotels and resorts some of which boast costly amenities. These hotels or resorts may not be as much deluxe as those in the urban areas but they are definitely well off than the cheap lodges or budges guesthouses. Teahouse accommodations are the most predominant amongst hikers in the Annapurna region and they are equipped with furnished wooded bed and solar hot showers. You will have a pillow, mattress and a blanket in the two-bedded room plus western toilet facilities. As you keep ascending higher, the accommodation will be more and more basic, perhaps with shared toilets and bucket showers.

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