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Annapurna Circuit Trek – 17764 ft / 5416 m
Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the best high pass trekking trails in the Annapurna Region of Nepal. Come to enjoy in group of friends or family.
Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the best high pass trekking trails in the Annapurna Region of Nepal. The trails are a bit challenging and good physical fitness is required. This trail gives you complete knowledge of the landscape, geography, and lifestyle of different ethnic groups.
A summary about Annapurna Circuit Trek
You will come across a narrow path, small rivers, and many villages with different cultures and traditions. Annapurna Circuit trail covers many gigantic waterfalls, subtropical forests, gigantic mountains, and cliffs. This region is densely populated by Gurung and Thakali people.
Many mountains above 6000m can be witnessed very closely. Some of them are Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Tilicho, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Pisang, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna Massif range (Annapurna I-IV), and many more.
The highest point of this Trek is Thorongla Pass. It is also known as one of the best passes. Amazing sunrise can be seen from the pas if you reach the top early morning. The elevation of Thorongla Pass is 5416m. This pass takes you to the lower mustang region of Nepal.
Since the trail is circular, the trek is completed in an anti-clockwise direction due to the structure of the trail. You will get more days to acclimatize and prepare your body for the 5416m pass.
The average day for this Trek 15-16 days which gives you a good amount of acclimatization days and daily trek elevation also goes smoothly. This trekking trail also offers you one of the very famous treks which are the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. This is completed while returning after the pass.
Accommodation during Annapurna Circuit Trek
You will have a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu whereas during the Trek your accommodation will be in normal tea houses. Since this trail is one of the most developed trails you can have varieties of meals that our Sherpas will indicate to you in each place.
Why hire us:
We are a Sherpa company directly, without intermediaries or agencies. From the moment you contact us, our team that attends you are the same sherpas who will accompany you on your adventure through Everest.
Summary itinerary per day
- Arrival day in Kathmandu (1300m)
- Drive from Kathmandu to Besi Sahar (1100m/3608 feet), and drive to Dharapani 8 – 10 hours
- Dharapani(1860m) to Chame (2,710m/8,891feet), 5 – 6 hours
- Trek from Chame to Pisang (3,300m/10824feet), 5 – 6 hours
- Trek from Pisang to Manang (3,500m/11,482feet), 6 – 7 hours
- Acclimatization day in Manang: hike to chongkor view point (3750m)
- Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484feet), 3 – 4 hours
- Trek from Yak kharka to Thorang High Camp(4800m/15748 ft) : 5-6 hours
- Trekking from High Camp to Muktinath (3,800/12,467ft) via Thorong La pass (5416m/17764feet)
- Trek or drive to Jomsom, 5-6 hours trek, 1 hour drive
- Drive from Jomsom to Tatopani (2,700m/8,860feet)
- Trek from Tatopani to Ghore Pani (2,750 m/ 9,020 feet)
- Early morning sunrise view from Poonhill (3210m) and Trek from Ghore Pani to Hile, and Drive to Pokhara 5-6 hours
- Drive / Flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu, 5-6 hour
- Final Departure
Notes and Recommendations
- Pleae, check out the list of included and not included items and concepts to ensure you have everything you will need.
- You can meet online and coordinate with other travelers and our team through our forum or by contacting us directly via contact form or WhatsApp.
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Arrival Day in Kathmandu (The capital of Nepal)-1300m/4265 ft.
This day you will land at the Capital city of Nepal which is Kathmandu. The airport will be Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). You will be picked by the company representative and welcomed.
Providing you a flower garland made from Marigold. In Nepal, garlands are provided as a warm welcome gift and taken as good luck for further days. You are given a brief introduction and taken to Hotel via private vehicle.
As you arrive hotel you can get a nearby location map from the counter and can explore local shops or attraction points. You can also get gears for your trekking if you had missed any.
Overnight at Kathmandu Hotel
Drive from Kathmandu to Dharapani- 1860m (8-9 hours drive)
Today will be a long drive day. You will get an opportunity to know and explore well about the geography of Nepal. We will first drive to Besisahar-1100m. Rest there for a while and change an off-road vehicle and drive again to Dharapani.
Overnight at Dharapani
Trek from Dharapani to Chame- 2710m/8891ft (5-6 hours walk)
Today is the first day of Trek. You will be given a morning wake-up call and finish our breakfast early in the morning. Our breakfast will normally be at the same time. We will start our trek at around 8 Am.
Your trek will be 5-6 hours long with normal uphill through small villages. You will have a view of Mt. Lmajung and Mt. Annapurna Today.
Overnight at Chame
Trek from Chame to Pisang-3300m/10824ft (5-6 hours)
As we finish our morning routine we will head towards Pisang. Today trail is normal slight slopes. You will reach Pisang within 5-6 hours.
There are two Pisang; Lower Pisang & Upper Pisang. The overnight camp will be decided depending upon your arrival.
Overnight at Pisang
Trek from Pisang to Manang – 3500m/11482 ft (6-7 hours walk)
Our trek will start as always after finishing our breakfast. The trail is normal uphill as an earlier day. Today you will reach Manang elevated at 3500m. A small village is rich in culture and traditions.
You will be at Manang after 6-7 hours of walk.
Overnight at Manang
Acclimatization at Manang
Acclimatization days are also taken as a free day or rest day. This day is especially kept to acclimatize your body with the surrounding altitude and temperature. Although acclimatization day seems to extend the trip, It is very important and helps you to complete your climb up 5416m high pass keeping you away from altitude sickness.
Today you hike to Chongkor View Point-3750m from where the breathtaking view of Annapurna Range Himalayas as well as different small villages and hills can be seen.
Overnight at Manang
Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka- 4110m/13484 ft (3-4 hours trek)
Today will be a short trek. Your destination will be Yak Kharka. A small village between two big hills. You will be at Yak Kharka for your lunch. You can rest or explore the local village around.
Overnight at Yak Kharka
Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorang High Camp- 4800m/15748ft (5-6 hour Walk)
As we finish our breakfast we will head towards Thorong High Camp. It will be 5-6 hours long trek. The trail is a gentle uphill slope with a rocky path. High Camp is just below the Thorong-La Pass.
Overnight at Thorang High Camp
Hike Thorang-La Pass-5416m and Trek to Muktinath- 3800m/12,467ft (6-7 hours walk)
Today is the day where we will reach the highest pass and altitude of the whole trek. Annapurna Circuit Trek is a dream of millions but only a few dare to complete it. It is not challenging if you have good physical fitness and good gear with you.
We will have our breakfast very early and climb towards the pass. After a continuous climb for around 3-4 hours, we will reach the highest point of 5416m. You can spend some time capturing the moment at one of the highest passes of Nepal.
You will then start descending towards the lower mustang region; Muktinath.
Overnight at Muktinath
Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom ( 5-6 hours walk )
Now we will head towards another beautiful destination in Annapurna Region. Your destination will be Ghorepani Poonhill Now. A hill point from where you will get a breathtaking view of Annapurna range Himalayas.
You will start trekking down through a historic village in Mustang Kagbeni. It is also a major attraction there. You will find plenty of similar houses made from mud with firewood piled up on the roofs. It will take you 5-6 hours to reach Jomsom.
Overnight at Jomsom
Drive from Jomsom to Tatopani- 2700m / 8860ft (6-7 hours drive)
Today will be a long day drive. Tatopani falls into Annapurna Region. You will encounter a beautiful landscape and many small villages. The roads are a bit narrow and through the hills. Today’s drive will be adventurous. After a continuous drive for 6-7 hours, you will arrive at Tatopani.
Overnight at Tatopani.
Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani-2750m / 9,020 ft (5-6 hours walk)
A Challenging day to reach a beautiful destination Ghorepani. As always we will start our trek after finishing our breakfast. Today we will slowly climb uphill to reach Ghorepani. The trail is always up uphill.
Ghorepani is also the last destination of the Ghorepani poon hill trek. You will be at the top after 5-6 hours climb.
Overnight at Ghorepani
Hike to Poonhill and Trek to Hile and drive to Pokhara (5-6 hours walk)
Today you will have an hour hike to Poonhill from where you can witness amazing sunrise view over Annapurna Range Himalaya. Major mountains including 8000m + mountains can be seen.
After capturing beautiful moments you will come back to Ghorepani for breakfast and trek down towards hile. It will take 5-6 hours long to reach Hile. After a while rest at Hile, you will drive back to Pokhara.
Overnight at Pokhara
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
Today you will be picked by a Company representative at the airport if you take a flight
or else be visited the hotel. On timely arrival, you can spend your day as a free day to
make shopping or else visit nearby attractions. Today you will be invited by the company for a farewell dinner.
Overnight at Kathmandu
Today the company representative will be at your hotel to drop you off at the Airport at your designated flight time. You will be honored with a Buddhist traditional scarf; Kha-Ta. It is a scarf where prayers are written in the Tibetan language. These prayers are for the best of luck, peace, long life, and harmony to everyone.
You are also handed an achievement certificate of Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
With a hope to see you again in this lovely country, a warm namaste, and wave sending you beautiful memories.
INCLUDED / EXCLUDED
✓ All transfer from Airport to Hotel and Hotel to Airport by private Vehicle
✓ 2 nights Hotel in Kathmandu. (B&B) 3-star level Hotel
✓ Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu (After finish trekking) by Private Vehicle
✓ Hotel in Pokhara (B&B) 3 star level
✓ Pokhara to Hile by Drive (jeep / car)
✓ Siwai to Pokhara by drive (jeep / car)
✓ Tea house, accommodation during the trek.
✓ All Meals (Tea, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek- Full Board
✓ Tea and Biscuits at 4pm after reaching to Camp
✓ Seasonal Fruits after Dinner for Dessert every day
✓ Every day chocolate bar for power boost after trek starts
✓ Trekking Duffle Bag by company
✓ Annapurna Conservation (ACAP)Park Entry Fee
✓ Experience Trekking guide
✓ Required Number of Potters (2 Trekkers:1 Potter)
✓ Insurance for Nepali Staff
✓ All Government and Local Taxes
✓ First Aid Instruments for safety
✓ Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu Last Night
X Nepal Visa fee (please bring two passport photographs and cash on USD Denomination)
X Personal, Travel and rescue insurance
X International airfare to and from Nepal
X Excess baggage charges for Air travel
X Extra night stay in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from the trip(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
X Breakfast, lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu if you return early from the trip
X Extended activities and destinations
X All cold drinks during the trek (mineral water, cola, beer and Bar-bills)
X Hot Shower During the Trek
X Battery Charge ( All electronic devices) WI-FI (internet)
X Tips for Guide and Staff
X Emergency evacuation by Helicopter (in case needed)
Trekking T Shirt
Wind Proof Jacket
Trekking Rain Coat
Thermo Water Bottle
Trekking Sun Glasses