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Annapurna Circuit Trek

10 Days

Annapurna Circuit Trek also known as Round Annapurna Trek or Annapurna Circle Trek is one of the most popular and classic trekking routes in the Annapurna region. The Annapurna Circuit Trek trail was opened to the foreigners in 1977 and since then it is among the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal.

Our 10-day Annapurna Circuit Trek is perfect for people with limited time and budget. Our itinerary is custom-made in such a way that you will be able to enjoy every aspect of trekking around the Annapurna Circuit without much hassle in only 10 days time.

The 10 days trek of the Annapurna Circuit begins from Chame after a scenic 8 – 9 hour’s drive from Kathmandu and ends at Jomsom, the capital of the Mustang district.

On this trek, you will experience some truly distinctive features of the Himalayas like-the breathtaking scenic beauty, majestic mountains, beautiful flora and fauna along with unique culture and traditions.

This trek offers you amazing views of all the Annapurna ranges. The Annapurna 1 (8091m), Annapurna South (7273m), the Glacier Dome, Gangapurna (7454m) are spectacular. And the unclimbed Fang (7647m) and the fishtail peak of Machhapuchhare (6997m) are some attractions too.

This trek will introduce you to various ethnicity and cultures. The lower regions of the trail are home to Brahmins and Chhetris and the upper regions are home to the Gurung people.

You will also be crossing the Thorong La Pass (5416m), which is one of the highest and challenging passes across the world. This trek will also take you across Muktinath Temple, a famous temple of Hindus and Buddhists around the world. Overall, this is a perfect trek for people seeking to experience the Himalayas of Nepal in a limited time.

Highlights of the Annapurna Circuit Trek

  • Cross the highest pass in the world, Thorong La Pass at 5,416 m.
  • Amazing views of majestic mountains of the Annapurna Massif and many more.
  • Come across various culturally rich ethnic groups and learn a few things about their culture.
  • Beautiful Ice Lakes and glaciers.
  • Hiking along the deepest gorge, the Kali Gandaki Gorge.

Best Time to Trek the Annapurna Circuit

It is important to choose the right time of year to trek in Annapurna or hike the Annapurna Circuit. The best time to hike the Annapurna Circuit are March to May and September to November. During these seasons, everything is pretty dry, the skies are clear, and it isn’t too cold up high.

Between those two seasons, the winter is often clear and the scenery stunning, but heavy snow can close Thorong La Pass for days on end.

June-September is the monsoon season and often the least busy time on the circuit. Given that it’s called “the rainy season,” it doesn’t get as much rain as you might imagine. Because much of the circuit is under a rain shadow, the northern sections of the trail are actually very dry, but the southern section of the trail gets quite wet.

The advantages of traveling at this time of year include less people and more flowers, but clouds are more likely to obstruct your views of the landscape.

Accommodation on the Annapurna Circuit Trek 

When it comes to lodging, guesthouses and tea houses can be found all along the trek. In general, every teahouse and hotel has a room with twin beds. The room is large enough for you to sit back, relax, and relax.

Don’t be surprised if you find a guest house with electricity, Wi-Fi, and hot showers. Almost the entire route of the trek has a guest house with such facilities. You can charge your devices and connect to those around you.

Accessing the Annapurna Circuit Trek

Ideally, you can begin anywhere between Besisahar and Manang. You can only reach as far as Ngadi by bus; from there, you need walk or take a jeep. Jeeps can take you all the way to Manang.

Many people take a bus to Syange / Jagat, where we reached at the end of our first hiking day, and begin hiking from there.

Jagat is a popular starting point for the Annapurna Circuit Trek. We reached at Jagat at the start of the second day. If you begin there, you will only skip one walking day.

Beginning the Annapurna Circuit in Chame is another popular place offered by us however, depending on your choice and holiday timeframe.

Itinerary

Your journey begins when you arrive in Kathmandu. Our representatives will welcome you at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Depending on your own will, you can rest or discover the Kathmandu. In the evening a briefing session and at the same time introduces your guide.

We wake up early, our driving journey starts in the morning from Kathmandu to Chame via Besisahar by Toyota Hiace minibus then by jeep to Chame. You will drive through scenic foothills and ridge line vistas along the Trishuli River.

From Munglin, you follow the Pokhara highway till Durme then turned towards the north to Besisahar along the Marshyangdi River enjoying Mountain views, terraces field and green hills. Overnight at guesthouse.

After breakfast, you will commence on your second day of trekking. Your trail today will go through steep and narrow valleys.

The trail will take you through dense pine forests and will lead you to Paungda Dada, a dramatic curved rock face rising 1,500m from the river.

From here, you will get beautiful views of the Annapurna II and Pisang peak. As the trail opens up, Himalayan peaks will surround you all the way to Pisang. Once you near the Pisang village, you will get a view of the whole view of Manang Valley. Overnight at guesthouse.

After breakfast today, you will start your trek towards Manang. The first few hours of the trek is an easy and smooth walk until you near Humde, where you will have to ascend a bit.

Other than that, it is pretty much walking on flat land. On today’s trek, you will get awesome views of the snow capped mountains of the Annapurna Range, Pisang peak, Gangapurna, Tilicho etc.

You will also experience the unique Tibetan and Buddhist culture as you near Manang. Overnight at guesthouse.

Since acclimatization days are for getting used to the high altitudes, today you will be trekking to the Gangapurna Lake or the Bhojo Gumba.

After the short hike, you can explore Manang and learn a few things about the culture and lifestyle of the people living there. Overnight at guesthouse.

After breakfast today, you will begin your trek towards Yak Kharka. The initial part of today’s trek is a steady ascend through Tenki Village.

Your trek will begin by crossing a stream to reach the Tenki Village and from here you will trek to the Jarsang Khola Valley. From Jarsang Khola you will trek towards Ghunsa and on the way to Ghunsa, you will come across pasture lands of horses and yaks.

Finally, you will be crossing a small wooden bridge near a mani wall to reach Yak Kharka.

On today’s trail, you will get beautiful views of the Gangapurna, Glacier Dome etc. Overnight at guesthouse.

After Breakfast, as usual, you will start your trek towards today’s destination i.e. Thorong Phedi.

Your trek will begin with a gradual climb to a ridge from where you will descend to cross a river. And from here you will climb up again till you finally reach Thorong Phedi.

Today’s trail will give you amazing views of the mountains such as Mt. Gundang, Mt. Syagang, Thorong Peak and Mt. Khatungkan. Overnight at guesthouse.

You will start today’s trek at dawn at around 3-4 am since you will be crossing the Thorung La Pass today, which is one of the highest and adventurous Passes in the world.

And the weather is unfavorable for crossing in the afternoon because of the strong wind.

It will take about 4 hours to reach the Thorong La Pass, but once you reach the top you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and many other mountains.

After spending a while on the top, taking pictures and enjoying the view, you will descend down towards Muktinath. Overnight at guesthouse.

After breakfast, you will embark on the final day of your 10 days Annapurna Circuit Trek.

Your trek will begin with downhill walking through some beautiful old village of Jharkot then down to Ekle Bhatti. Once at Ekle Bhatti you will cross the Kali Gandaki via a suspension bridge and follow the path down to Jomsom.

On today’s trail, you will get stunning views of the Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche and other surrounding snow-capped mountains.

Overnight at guesthouse, the district headquarters of Mustang.

Maximum Altitude: 1,400 m, Kathmandu
Travel Hours: 20 minutes flight to Pokhara, 25 minutes flight to Kathmandu

After breakfast today, you will take an incredible morning mountain flight to Pokhara. It is a short 20 minutes flight and you will be able to enjoy the mountain ranges from the flight to Pokhara.

Once in Pokhara, you will take another flight to Kathmandu. It is a 25 minutes short flight but the views are simply breathtaking.

From mountains views at Pokhara to the beautiful landscapes of Kathmandu, it will be a pleasant scenic flight.

Day 11 :
Fly to home

Today you can either stay back and enjoy a free day in Kathmandu or leave for your respective countries.

Our representatives will drop you off at the airport according to your flight schedule.

What to Expect

Price Includes

  • Airport transfers pick-up and drop-off.
  • Transportation from and to Kathmandu by local bus.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permit.
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS card) Permit.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek.
  • Transportations, accommodation, wage, food, insurance, equipment for the guide / porter.
  • Best available lodge accommodations during the trek.
  • English speaking Sherpa trek guide.
  • All necessary paper works and entry permits.
  • Porter to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 people)
  • Himalaya Discovery duffel bag.
  • Hiking pole for the trek, if needed.
  • Trek map.
  • Farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant after the trip completion in Kathmandu.

Price Excludes

  • International airfares and Nepal visa.
  • Any personal medical or evacuation expenses incur.
  • International Travel insurance which included rescue.
  • Tips for guide & porter (tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on the ‘Price Includes’ section.

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Annapurna Circuit Trek
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/ Per Adult
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Trip Info

  • Annapurna
  • 5,416 m, Thorong La Pass
  • 10 Days
  • 8 People Maximum
  • Moderate to Difficult
  • 5 hours
  • March - June / September - November

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