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Annapurna Circuit Trek

16 Days
Annapurna Circuit Trek
Starting Point Besisahar Ending Point Pokhara
Trip Difficulty Adventure Moderate Max Altitude 5,416 m
Duration 16 Days Best Season All Season
Trip Cost US$ 525 per person Group Size Min 2 Pax
Country Nepal Meals Excluded
Trip Style Tea House Trek

Trip Highlights

  • Isolated Hamlets and Mountain Villages
  • Buddhist Monasteries and Hindus Temples (Muktinath Temple)
  • The largest thrilling Thorung La Pass
  • The Largest Kaligandaki Gorge
  • Stunning View of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Fishtail, Pisang Peak and Lamjung Himal.
  • Himalayan Sunrise view from Poonhill

Trip Introduction

Annapurna Circuit Trek covers a massif areas of Northern Nepal as well as many isolated hamlets, mountain villages, rhododendron forest and zigzag roads. Annapurna circuit is also popular in its culture and traditions, it is a little bit different than Khumbu Sherpa’s culture. A leading expert guide that we provide to you, take you round of Mt Annapurna safely and makes your trip delightful. People have been living Annapurna Region in uneasy and traditional life style. Nevertheless, they seems to be happy in their own life. Indeed, such incredible traditional rural life that you experience, fascinate you which always makes you remember Himalayan Life. So it is still number one despite of having lavish huts, sumptuous cuisine etc.

Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most selling trekking route in Nepal. It generally takes 22 – 24 days to complete the whole circuit adventurous trekking activities. Just imagine, how much fun you take when you visit or trek by the lap of the heart of Himalaya Range – Mount Annapurna II, IV, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri mountain, Lamjung Himal, Pisang Peak, and the world largest gorge – Kaligandaki gorge. Annapurna Circuit Trek also takes you to Manang – Mukitnath Trek.  It covers minimum 800 M  to maximum 5416 M altitude. The diversity of Annapurna Region can be seen and felt through the trek. Annapurna Circuit Trek does not offer roads, that is why trekkers have to take alley to trek for maximum time. The actual trek starts from Khudi to Sirung.

16 Days itinerary is a short itinerary of Annapurna circuit trek that encircle massif Annapurna range. It is only for those adventure seekers who have limited time and want to encircle Annapurna Range.  But if you want to explore more about Annapurna Circuit, you are recommended to have 22-24 days long trip itinerary for Annapurna Circuit Trek.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to friendly hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing Day Tour
Day 03: Kathmandu to Besishahar drive by 6-7 hours
Day 04: Drive from Besisahar to Bhulbhule than trek to Bahundanda 1430m.
Day 05: Trek from Bahundanda to Chamje (1410 m)
Day 06: Trek from Chamje to Bagarchhap (2160m)
Day 07: Trek from Bagarchhap to Chame (2170m)
Day 08: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3,190m)
Day 09: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3,540m)
Day 10: Rest Day at Manang
Day 11: Trek from Manang to Letdar (4,250m)
Day 12: Trek from Letdar to Thorong Phedi (4,450m)
Day 13: Trek from Thorong via Thorong La (5,416m) to Muktinath (3,800m)
Day 14: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2,665m)
Day 15: Drive from Jomsom to Pokhara, it takes about 9 hours.
Day 16: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Please Note:

Please e-mail us if you want to:

  1. Do individual Trek with guide and porter.
  2. Do trekking with Guide only.
  3. Do trekking with Porter only.
  4. Do trekking with Guide cum Porter.
  5. Do large group Trekking.
  6. Do small group trekking.

We will quote prices according to your requirement. Larger the group size lesser the price will be.

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to friendly hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing Day Tour
Day 03: Kathmandu to Besishahar drive by 6-7 hours
Day 04: Drive from Besisahar to Bhulbhule than trek to Bahundanda 1430m.
Day 05: Trek from Bahundanda to Chamje (1410 m)
Day 06: Trek from Chamje to Bagarchhap (2160m)
Day 07: Trek from Bagarchhap to Chame (2170m)
Day 08: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3,190m)
Day 09: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3,540m)
Day 10: Rest Day at Manang
Day 11: Trek from Manang to Letdar (4,250m)
Day 12: Trek from Letdar to Thorong Phedi (4,450m)
Day 13: Trek from Thorong via Thorong La (5,416m) to Muktinath (3,800m)
Day 14: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2,665m)
Day 15: Drive from Jomsom to Pokhara, it takes about 9 hours.
Day 16: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu


Price Includes

  •  A guide
  • One Porter (a porter carry upto 20 Kilos)
  • Entry permits for Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • Necessary transport:
    Kathmandu to Beshisahar by Bus
    Jomsoom to Pokhara by Local Jeep or Bus
    Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus.
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) only for our guides and porters during the trek
  • Accommodation in tea houses (lodges) only for our guides and porters during the trek
  • Necessary equipment such as sleeping bag, down jacket etc. for our staff.
  • Insurance and equipment for the Nepali staffs
  • Jomsom – Pokhara by local jeep or Flight Ticket for you and our staffs
  • Airport picks up and drop services

Price Excludes

  • Mountain Medical rescue help (It is provided by your insurance company)
  • Personal nature expenses such as drinks, beverages, hot shower etc.
  • Tips
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Lunch & Dinner cost in Kathmandu, Pokhara.
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) for you during the trek
  • Accommodation in tea houses (lodges) for you during the trek

Trekking Equipment list: The following equipment lists are suggested and essential for both camp & teahouse treks in the Himalayas. Make use of this list as a guideline; some of the equipment can be hired in Katmandu as well. Besides, keep in mind trekking gear can be bought in the many adventure shops in Katmandu Thamel. Luggage:

  • 1 large duffel bag: This will carry all your personal gear on the trek. It should be strong and durable.  The best size would be around 30″ x 14″, with a full-length zipper and handles.
  • 1 small padlock: Your duffel bag should be locked.
  • 1 rucksack or day pack:  This should accommodate a sweater, rain gear, water bottle, camera and accessories and any miscellaneous items you want to have during the day.  We recommend a pack with at least 1450cu. In capacity, or smaller if you are not carrying a large amount of camera equipment.
  • 1 small duffel bag or suitcase: Items not needed on the trek can be left at the hotel in Kathmandu. This bag should also have a lock.  Be sure to leave room for purchases, or buy one in Kathmandu they have many good quality ones available.

Head and Face Gear:

  • Sunhat
  • A Bandana
  • Sunglasses
  • Warm hat
  • Sunscreen with a very high SPF factor
  • Lip balm with a high SPF factor

Hands:

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Inner Clothing:

  • T-shirts
  • Thermal underwear- Top and bottom. Synthetic is best
  • Underwear
  • 2 Long shorts
  • 2 Trousers- (loose and comfortable) One thin, one thick and warm

Outer Clothing:

  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece Jacket (or a windproof jacket)
  • Waterproof jacket with a hood (or a poncho)
  • Waterproof pants
  • Baggy pants
  • 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin and 1 thick)
  • 1 sweater to be worn under the fleece jacket

Footwear:

  • Light weight walking boots- Quality boots (leather is recommended)
  • Spare laces
  • 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.
  • 2 pairs of thin socks to be worn under the woolen socks
  • One pair of sandals or comfortable shoes for camp

Drinking Equipment:

  • 1 thermos- Water tends to freeze in ‘normal’ water bottles at high altitude temperatures.
  • 2 one-liter water bottles
  • Purification equipment- Boiled drinking water will be provided but further purification with iodine or purification tablets is highly recommended.

Sleeping and Carrying Equipment:

  • 30-40 liter daypack
  • Rucksack- Without aluminum support
  • Water Proof Bag- A water proof bag to cover the rucksack
  • Sleeping Bag- Please brings a bag that can resist temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius.

Optional Extras/Luxuries

  • Binoculars
  • Reading book
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pen
  • Walkman
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

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