Annapurna Circuit Trekking, also known as Round Annapurna Trek takes you over the adventurous journey to the Himalayas in Annapurna region. This region has spectacular views of the Highest Himalayas range including Mt. Annapurna.
This challenging trek starts low and goes as high as 5,416 meters above sea level while crossing the Thorong La pass. The journey begins in the Marshyangdi valley and goes higher towards Manang valley exploring the subtropical lowlands of Manang valley, deepest gorge of Kali Gandaki and other various landscape diversity. Annapurna Circuit trek goes on the proper trail with full on a surprising trip towards Himalaya starting from Manang. The path of the Annapurna Circuit Trekking comprises of a variety of ecological as well as cultural diversity providing a person a complete trekking experience.
The trail traverses include the Annapurna circuit trekkers and climbing adventurers to Pisang peak and Chulu peaks (east and west). Some trekkers even make an extended trip to Tilicho Lake, the highest lake in the world nestled beautifully amidst the Himalayan peaks. After crossing the high Himalayan pass at Thorong La, the trek enters a different region, the lower Mustang region with wonderful landscape. Although for a short period, the captivating charm of the lower Mustang region fills us with wonders.
NOTE:It is recommended that you should arrive in Kathmandu a day earlier before you start your trek (if you do not have a day tour of Kathmandu scheduled). And If you have scheduled Kathmandu day tour you should arrive two days prior from the actual day from trekking.
If you are able to arrive a day earlier, it will be best for you as you will get some time to rest, know about the trekking you are doing, get info about the trekking routes, and you get time to buy trekking equipment if necessary. Adding some extra days beside actual trekking days will help you enjoy your trip to Nepal to the fullest without having to worry about any preparations, any flight delays, and missing international flights.
Highlights of Annapurna Circuit Trekking
- Adventure trekking around the Annapurna massif
- Cultural sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
- Cross Thorong La at 5,416m
- Joy of completing a loop around the classic Annapurna circuit
- Culture and life style experience of Manang and lower Mustang valleys
- Incredible Himalayan view and high altitude trekking experience
- Day 1:Welcome to Kathmandu:
- Day 2:Preparation and Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu:
- Day 3:Drive from Kathmandu to Bahundanda:
- Day 4:Trek from Bahundanda to Chamje:
- Day 5:Trek from Chamje to Bagarchhap:
- Day 6:Trek from Bagarchhap to Chame :
- Day 7:Trek from Chame to Pisang:
- Day 8:Trek from Pisang to Manang:
- Day 9:Manang Acclimatization Day:
- Day 10:Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka:
- Day 11:Trek from Yak Kharka toThorong Phedi:
- Day 12:Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath via Thorong La:
- Day 13:Trek from Muktinath to Marpha:
- Day 14:Drive from Marpha To Tato Pani:
- Day 15:Drive from Tatopani to Pokhara:
- Day 16:Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu:
- Day 17:See You Again:
- Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
- Three-night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
- One night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
- Surface transfer to and from Pokhara by tourist bus then by private car to and from Nayapul.
- Three Meals a day during the trek
- Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
- Kathmandu city tours, tour guide, and private transportation
- One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide.
- Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary and equipment.
- Accident insurance for all staff
- Trekking map/ Trekking T-Shirt, and trip achievement certificate
- First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
- ACAP Permit & TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
- Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
- Government taxes & office service charge
- Personal Travel insurance
- International airfare
- Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.
- Snacks /Drinks and other personal expenses
- Hot showers during the trek
- Personal trekking equipment
- WiFi internet and phone call unless it’s free.
- Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers
Rodney BNew Zealand Published: Monday, October 29, 2018
On behalf of myself and our team I’d like to extend our warmest gratitude and thanks for helping make this experience so awesome. You and your whole team were exceptional. We really were blessed with wonderful weather as well. A perfect trekking holiday.read more
Manning BAustralia Published: Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Im a 22 yr old Carpenter from Brisbane, Australia. Just returned home from a trip to nepal that i did solo. I was lucky enough to meet up with Ramkrishna in Kathmandu and he organised a great trek for me on the annapurna circuit. The trek was fantastic, I have never been to such an amazing place. i will hopefully ...read more
Oscar MIreland Published: Monday, August 11, 2014
I did the Annapurna circuit with them. The trek was so beautiful Ramkrishna organized an excelent trek. My guide Haresh was awesome. I had a High Altitude Illness and both Ramkrishna and Haresh dealed with the problem in a really professional way. Oscar read more
jsmith410United States Published: Thursday, July 31, 2014
Ram was our guide twice in the mid 90's. Once to Langtang (with a friend who had met him the year before) and the next year to Annapurna with my wife Debbie. Patient, considerate, well informed, kind----the two trips were wonderful and he was a very big reason for this.Jim Smithread more
Jessie WChina Published: Saturday, July 05, 2014
Out of all of the travel tours I have been on around the world, I can confidently say that this is one of the best and most memorable experiences. From the pick up at the airport, the trekking guide (sherpa) and the porter, to the general quality of accommodation and food.. just superb service and beyond expectation. I would not ...read more
AlexDSmithAustralia Published: Sunday, September 22, 2013
Karki is an excellent guide, taking him along is definitely worth the extra money. He is fun to be around, very helpful with the locals and very knowledgable. The trek itself is fantastic,Made all the better by having a great guide.Alex.read more
NorwayAnnaNorway Published: Sunday, September 22, 2013
Me and my boyfriend went to the Annapurna circuit with our guide Karki. Our guide showed us some really awesome places everyday "off the beaten track", was genuinely always friendly, nice and above all very competent. His skills, knowledge and in the end friendship made our 3-week trek very special. We can recommend this company, and especially the guide Karki, ...read more
In Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition, your safety precedes every other thing. As this adventure entrails travelling in the remote mountainous region, we are always at mercy of nature. During the trip, the factors such as weather, natural disaster or a multitude of other factors which are beyond our control can subsequently bring the changes in the itinerary. Although all the itinerary we provide to you is guided and standard; please note that your team leader has the authority to alter or even drop the planned itinerary of any part if it is necessary due to safety concern. All the alternations or changes of the standard itinerary are made by the leader by taking into consideration the best interest of the whole group. We give our best effort to stick with the above-mentioned itinerary; however, in case of any unpredicted event which is beyond our control, you need to be flexible and take after the guideline as instructed by your leader.
Note that the company won’t be responsible for any result of alterations on itineraries or any delays due to unforeseen circumstances.
Hotel and Accommodation:
Trek to the Himalayas is one of the favourite destinations for the travel enthusiast and adventure seekers all around the globe. Although the Himalayan region of Nepal is the most popular trekking destination in the world; there are a lot of things people don’t have a clue. While trekking to the high mountain region, you will not find the hotels and accommodation as you see in the city areas. The hotels and accommodation around the high Himalayan have fewer services and facilities. The hot shower may turn out to be simply a bucket of lukewarm water and the toilet may be a latrine behind the hotel. The private room can be a wooden cell with no furniture except a bed, mattress, and curtain in place of the door. So, while trekking to the mountainous region of Nepal, you need to be ready to stay in the less fancy and minimum facilitated hotels.
We provide you with the 2 to 3-star standard hotel while you are at Kathmandu (i.e. for 3 Nights). During your Annapurna Circuit Trekking, we provide you with the basic lodges and tea houses for your accommodation. The room of these lodges and tea houses are less fancier with just a bed, a pillow and a blanket. We put our every effort to make your trek as cosy as possible. However, you need to stay flexible in some cases. We will accommodate the groups in local lodge available each day. We send the porters ahead of us to pre-book the room for the next day (rooms cannot be pre-booked on all places).
In Kathmandu beside the 2 / 3 stars hotel, some 4 / 5 - star luxury accommodation is also available. If you want to change the accommodation plan to the luxury, please do let us know so that we can arrange and book the hotel for you for your Kathmandu stay.
Food and Beverages:
All the food and Beverages included on the package of Annapurna Circuit Trekking are provided by the company itself. The foods are provided in the tea houses or lodges on the trail. We will have the breakfast and dinner at the lodge where we stay overnight. On the everyday trek, our guide will decide the available place and stop for the lunch. We highly recommend you bring the water purification pills, to cleanse the water and drink during the trek. During the trek, there are options for buying the bottled water and boiled water as well.
We at Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition provide all the necessary transportation facilities for your trip. We provide private vehicles for airport pick up and sightseeing tour around Kathmandu. Likewise, we provide tourist bus transportation for your trip. However, you have the other options as a direct flight to Pokhara or travelling through private vehicles such as cars or van.
You have to pay additional for the transportation which is excluded from our package. You can send us an enquiry for the latest price details for the private transportation and flight tickets.
Luggage and Backpack:
The main luggage of your will be carried by your porters during the trek. For your personal things, we highly recommend you, to carry a small handbag containing water bottles, cameras, sunscreen and other things which you require daily during the trip. Making the backpack small and lighter will unquestionably assist you to enjoy the trip to its fullest. You should simply convey the thing which is basic for your outing and the rest of the garments and different things can be left in the locker room/safe store of hotels. The hotels provide the locker room / safe deposit for free. So, don’t hesitate to leave the things which are redundant. While making the backpack or luggage for your trip to ensure that the luggage doesn’t exceed more than 15 Kg. Weight allowance at Nepal’s domestic airlines is 15 Kg including your handbag. Excess weight is chargeable of USD 1.5 or more which will be the additional cost of our trip.
Guide and Porters on Trek:
We provide you with the well trained and experienced guide and porter for your trek. Our guide will assist you in every possible way to make your trips remarkable and memorable. Talking about the porter, we provide one porter for 2 trekkers each. The porters carry 20 Kg of total luggage (10 Kg form each trekker). We provide the one guide for the smaller groups and if the group size surpasses 10 individuals; we will provide the additional guide for your trip.
Personnel Expenses largely influenced upon your habit of expenditure. We provide you with all the necessary food and accommodation facilities inside the cost of your Annapurna Circuit Trekking. So, you only need money to pay for your drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages) and snacks while strolling on the trail. You will get the significant number of smaller shops on the trail to buy the drinks and snacks. Likewise, you can also use the money to buy you souvenirs of the trip, entrance tickets, hot showers, tips and many more. Note that, tips and gratuities are not mandatory, but it is fine if you wish to. If you feel like the service provided to you is excellent, then you can tip directly to staffs. Of course, there is no obligation to tip if you are disappointed with the service you receive. As a suggestion, we advise you to allocate an amount of 5 - 10% of the total package price for tips. The amount you give depends on your budget and appreciation of their work.
Rescue and Evacuation:
Nepal is the country full of heart-warming natural beauty and a magnificent travel destination for the thrill and adventure seeker all around the globe. In spite of the fact that, Nepal is an adventure paradise for the nature lover, thrill seeker. But in some cases, the thrilling experience comes up with the serious hazard. The most exciting, and the joyful trip may backfire on us and we may have to be the victim of nature. Not only that while trekking in the high altitude rough terrains may also occur afflictions like a sprained ankle or even broken leg, appendix ruptures, hypothermia, skin infection and respiratory infection. If any of this misfortune happens to you, then it should be treated on time. If left untreated then you may even lose your life. If any of the above-mentioned affliction happens during your trip, we at Himalayan scenery treks and expedition will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital ASAP. All the expenses made to rescue and evacuate you, are entirely liable to us. So, before departing off to your trip, make sure that your travel insurance company has the policy to cover up all the expenses in case of any misfortune arises during the trip so that you can enjoy the trip to the utmost. If not, be ready to pay on your own once you arrive at the Kathmandu. To learn more about the Travel Insurance for the Trip in Nepal, please do visit Travel Insurance page in Nepal Travel Guide.
Join a fixed date group trek or private departure:
The Annapurna Circuit Trekking is available on both fixed departure and private basis, If you are looking for a group to join then please check our fixed departures dates and ask for availability or if you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families & colleagues then you are invited to choose any date at your convenient timeframe for any number of people.
Please provide us your full credentials or a copy of your passport. Give your weight so that preplan your group’s trips for proper weight distribution. You may deposit 20 to 30 percent advance of the total package amount while booking. You may pay rest of the amount before the trip. You can also pay us by card, bank transfer or online. Please visit here for payment details.
If you are unable to make your trip, let us know in advance. We will refund you as per our booking terms and conditions and available time frame. At times, there might be delays or cancellation of flights due to weather and unforeseeable reasons. In such cases, we will make our best effort to adjust your bookings and rearranging the schedule.
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- Destination Nepal
- Trip Difficulty Moderate to Adventurous
- Trip Style Trekking
- Accommodation Hotel + Lodges
- Group Size 02 - 12
- Max Altitude 5416 Meter
- Transportation: Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
- Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner + Fruit