Annapurna Circuit Trek

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  • Duration16 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Activity Trekking/Hiking
  • Max. Altitude 5416 m.
  • Group Size 1 - 20
  • Best Season March to May & September to November
Group Discount Prices
1 paxUS$925
2 - 6 paxUS$799
7 - 10 paxUS$745
11 - 15 paxUS$699
16 - 20 paxUS$649
  • Endless waterfalls and glorious scenery
  • Walking amidst majestic Himalayan peaks such as Gangapurna, Glacier dome, Tilicho, and Dhaulagiri
  • Braga monastery
  • Kagbeni monastery
  • The scenic setting of Manang
  • Reaching the pinnacle of Thorong La
  • Diverse cultural experiences

Nepal Trekking Experts feels proud to introduce you to one of the major fascinating trekking routes of Nepal Annapurna. Annapurna Circuit Trek is located in the western part of Nepal. The Annapurna Circuit trek has been considered one of the world’s greatest treks. Like all great journeys, the trek reveals itself gradually climbing through subtropical scenery to a Tibetan-influenced valley and over the High Thorong La to the Kaligandaki valley, a desert-like Trans-Himalayan region that was once a vital trade corridor to Tibet. The side trips that line the circuit rank among Nepal’s most spectacular, so this one of the treks is not too rush. Trekkers need two different permits to trek the Annapurna region such as TIMS Card and Annapurna conservation area permits. Nepal Trekking Experts will provide you with full of information and organize hassle-free trips ever.

The mountain views are flawless the variety of scenery is hard to match and the villages and monasteries you pass offer an exotic slice of Nepali, Tibetan, and Trans-Himalayan culture. It will offer such massive waterfalls and excellent meals and accommodation whenever you need it. If you have enough time Annapurna circuit trek offers to combine various sorts of trekking routes such as Nar Phu, Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake, Mesokanto La 5120m, Thorong La 5416m, Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Ghorepani, Annapurna Base Camp, etc. which you never get such an opportunity in another trek. You will have another great chance to explore the deepest gorge of the world Dana Gorge comparing two eight thousand peaks Dhaulagiri(8167m) and Annapurna first(8091m).

In addition, you may also choose our Short Annapurna Circuit Trek. According to your duration of vacation and interest in Nepal, Trekking Experts designs perfect holidays to make them exceptional. Please do not hesitate to discuss with our experts for more details.

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  • Max. Altitude:1400m/4593ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:2/3 star hotel

Welcome at the airport and transfer to the hotel.

  • Max. Altitude:1400m/4593ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:2/3 star hotel

Prepare for trekking and spend a day the way you prefer.

  • Max. Altitude:840m/2756ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

Pick up from your hotel and transfer to New Bus Park then drive to Bhulbhule which might take 7/8 hrs. Along the Trishuli and Marsyangdi popular rafting rivers of Nepal. Overnight in the Bhulbhule 840m( by public bus).

  • Max. Altitude:1300m/4265ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

After breakfast the trail leads out through Bahundanda towards Ghermuphant, offering fine scenery and views of numerous waterfalls, forests, and crop fields as the trail follow the course of the Marsyangdi River.

  • Max. Altitude:1960m/6430ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

More waterfalls await as the trail leads over ever-suspenseful suspension bridges toward the picturesque village of Tal (meaning lake) and continues to Dharapani along further stone steps.

  • Max. Altitude:2650m/8694ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

The day begins with a continuation of the trail as it follows the Marsyangdi River through additional forests, with views of Manaslu and the Annapurnas becoming clearer during the ascent. A brief pause at the village of Timang gives a perfect opportunity to further bathe in the scenery before the trek starts again towards Chame and a welcome rest after climbing over 700 meters in the day.

  • Max. Altitude:3300m/10827ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

Two routes are available at this point, though the trail to Upper Pisang is easily the most rewarding as it offers some of the best views across the Marsyangdi valley towards the looming Annapurna massif. The village itself is scenically perfect in its setting and provides unique insights into the traditional lives of the valley's inhabitants.

  • Max. Altitude:3519m/11545ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

The path leads on again through Gheru and Nagwal, each showcasing contrasting building styles from the upper valley. Further along the trail the old village of Braga offers up a perfectly situated monastery to pause and reflect on, after which the path heads toward Manang.

  • Max. Altitude:3519m/11545ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

A rest day, the main purpose of which is to allow the body to acclimate to the increase in altitude. Several possibilities are available, including hiking in the nearby hills to help the acclimation process or simply just relaxing in the town and taking in the magnificent views.

  • Max. Altitude:4110m/13484ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

Leaving behind the pine and fir forests from the lower slopes, the trail leads on through Old Manang into the pure alpine regions of the upper valley. The trek is a shorter one by necessity because of the altitude gain, and the day's hike concludes with a pleasant hike to Yak Kharka.

  • Max. Altitude:4450m/14600ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

Another short day of hiking through the mountain wilderness thanks to the need to acclimate to the higher altitudes. By midday, the trail leads into Thorong Phedi, the penultimate destination before reaching the trek's apex at Thorong La.

  • Max. Altitude:3762m/12343ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

The grand finale of the steady climb through the valley, peaking at one of the Himalayas' highest passes, Thorong La, after a pre-dawn departure from Thorong Phedi. It's a day to celebrate a worthy achievement, not least for the effort taken to make the last final push to the pass and its myriad prayer flags fluttering in the mountain breeze. From there the trail descends steeply towards Muktinath and its glorious outlook towards Dhaulagiri. Muktinath is held to be sacred by both Buddhists and Hindus, who view the town and its temple as a pilgrimage site to be visited at least once in their lives.

  • Max. Altitude:2743m/8999ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

The final leg of the trek via Kagbeni offers fine Himalayan scenery and glimpses of the restricted and highly secluded region of Upper Mustang. Kagbeni itself, situated in peaceful surroundings by the Kali Gandaki River, is also sacred to Hindus. The trail leads on by the river all the way to Jomsom, a sizeable town that serves as the central administrative and transport hub for the region.

  • Max. Altitude:822m/2697ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:2/3 star hotel

The drive from Jomsom to Pokhara is a lengthy - if adventurous - journey, while the much shorter option of a direct flight is also an option. With enough time a side trip to nearby Tatopani and its natural hot springs is also available, and certainly worth considering for its recuperative effects on weary limbs.

  • Max. Altitude:1400m/4593ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast

Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus( 7 hrs)

    Farewell and drop-off at the airport, or the opportunity to join another of our programs.

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    What's Included
    Cost Includes
    • Complementary airport picks up and drops off
    • Complementary welcome dinner
    • Two-night stay on arrival in Kathmandu with breakfast included (twin share basis)
    • One-night stay in Pokhara with breakfast included (twin share basis)
    • All necessary trekking permits ts such as Annapurna conservation area permit, TIMS card, accommodations
    • All accommodation during the trek
    • Three meals a day during the trek
    • Fresh fruit each day if and when available
    • Complementary duffel bag, agency T-shirt, trekking government-registered
    • Governmefirst-aid-trained first-aid trained professional local guide who speaks English
    • First aid kit
    • Return travel by bus between Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Kathmandu to Bhulbhule by bus
    • Jomsom to Pokhara by bus
    • Staff insurance, meals, accommodation, equipment, transportation, etc.
    • Rescue arrangements if necessary
    • Agency service charge and government tax/VAT
    • Certificate of achievement
    Cost Excludes
    • International airfare and Nepal visa fee
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
    • Personal Insurance, personal expenses, loss of property and theft, etc.
    • Sightseeing fees (temples, monasteries entrance fee, etc.)
    • All beverages, snacks, and additional expenses such as laundry, hot showers, battery charging, wifi, etc.
    • Tips to staff 
    Dates & Availability
    Start:SaturdayApr 01, 2023
    End:SundayApr 16, 2023
    Start:SaturdayApr 15, 2023
    End:SundayApr 30, 2023
    Start:TuesdayApr 25, 2023
    End:WednesdayMay 10, 2023


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    Useful Information

    Respect the local culture.

    Kindly ask permission before taking photos or videos of locals.

    Manage your garbage for the sake of the environment.

    Respect wildlife. Killing animals is prohibited.

    For your safety, always stay close to the walls when being passed by donkeys or porters on narrow trails.

    Drink plenty of water each day. Dehydration can be one of the contributing causes of AMS.

    Remain attuned to your body as it pertains to symptoms of altitude sickness and be honest with yourself.

    Consider the enormous benefits of trekking with a local guide who's thoroughly familiar with the region.

    Recheck your trekking gear before starting trek

    Bring your medical kit and personal insurance coverage during mountain

    4Travelers' Reviews
    • TripAdvisor
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      Annapurna Circuit Trek

      This has to be up there with one of the best adventures that I have experienced.
      I arrived in Kathmandu in early December and was met by Resham (who would be my guide for the duration of the trek). I was taken to my comfortable accommodation in Thamel and then briefed by Rejesh (Owner of Nepal Trekking Experts) about my trip and any potential changes that I wanted to make. From the outset Rajesh made me feel welcome and looked after.
      I departed for Bhulbhule the next morning by bus and this is where the adventure began. The walks were both tough and challenging and we covered good distance in the first few days. Resham was always on hand to ensure things ran smoothly – from arranging buses to the accommodation side of things, as well as sourcing the best Dal Bhat in the area! I enjoyed his attention to detail and he went out of his way to ensure that I was comfortable. His level of English was very good – he has a strong work ethic and is just generally a nice, family man.

      Resham really did go out of his way on Day 9. It was supposed to be a rest day, but instead we decided to hike to Ice Lake - from Manang. It was arguably the highlight of my trek and the views were breath-taking. The hike also allowed me to gauge the impacts (if any) of mountain sickness. Thankfully, I experienced none.

      All in all, it was an excellent trip. It was an accomplishment to get over the Thorong La pass – something I had dreamt of doing in years. I would definitely use Nepal Trekking Experts again and I look forward to my next adventure with Resham.

      A professional team and one that I would highly recommend to others.

      Anthony CMar 04, 2023South Africa
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      Annapurna Circuit with Gautam

      Using this trekking agency was extremely pain-free and cost effective. Upon contacting them, visiting the office and going trekking I was welcomed with professionalism and warmness. I went on the Annapurna Circuit with Gautam, who was a porter/guide. He was extremely supportive and knowledgeable about the trek. He made sure at each teahouse I got the best deal, the best bedroom and dinner/breakfast when I wanted it. Throughout the trek I was able to choose the pace I wanted to walk at, and when I came into difficulties with heights or difficult walking paths Gautam was there to guide me through and lend a supportive arm. As a single female trekking, Gautam was extremely respectful and I hope to trek with him again in the future. Thanks so much!

      Sophie DelamotheMay 18, 2019United Kingdom
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