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Annapurna Circuit Trekking

This is probably one of the world's most awe-inspiring treks, and since 1977 has been one of Nepal’s classics. Our route takes you through a fascinating variety of landscapes and cultures; from the sub-tropical lower Marsyangdi Valley, where Hindu (Gurung and Thakali) settlements dominate, to the predominately Buddhist areas of the northern arid, semi-desert Tibetan Plateau. The contrast could not be more dramatic or diverse.

Trip Facts
  • Difficulty : Moderate to Strenous
  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Trip Grade :
  • Destinations : Nepal
  • Activities : Trekking
  • Departure Date : 26th Feb - 11th Mar
  • Best Seasons :Mar - May; Sep - Dec
  • Highest Altitude :5416 m
  • Start - End :Kathmandu - Pokhara

This is probably one of the world's most awe-inspiring treks, and since 1977 has been one of Nepal’s classics. Our route takes you through a fascinating variety of landscapes and cultures; from the sub-tropical lower Marsyangdi Valley, where Hindu (Gurung and Thakali) settlements dominate, to the predominately Buddhist areas of the northern arid, semi-desert Tibetan Plateau. The contrast could not be more dramatic or diverse. Along the Marsyangdi Khola, on easy trails and suspension bridges, through rice terraces and forests, you will slowly gain altitude and acclimatize in preparation for the ascent towards the arid semi-desert with stunning and extremely close-up views of snowy and glaciated high peaks including Annapurnas II, III and IV. This remote area lies in a rain shadow formed by the Annapurnas and the landscape supports little in the way of forests apart from pine, juniper and scrub rhododendron. This, however, allows for the possibility of year-round trekking. The crossing of the Thorung La Pass at 5,416m is one of the highlights of this trek, where we are rewarded with breathtaking scenery.

Day 01 - Arrive in Kathmandu. At Kathmandu International Airport, you will be met by a Trek Nepal representative and transferred to your hotel (on request). In the evening you will meet your travel group at Trek Nepal's Sales office for a pre-trip departure meeting.
Day 02 - Drive to Besisahar (6hrs) & trek to Bhulbule (2hrs) Alt. 840m / 2,755ft.
Day 03 - Trek to Ghermu Alt. 1,170m / 3,837ft. (5 ½ hrs)
Day 04 - Trek to Tal Alt. 1,700m / 5,576ft. (5 ½ hrs)
Day 05 - Trek to Danakyu Alt. 2,300m / 7,544ft. (4 ½ hrs)
Day 06 - Trek to Chame Alt. 2,670m / 8,758ft. (4 ½ hrs)
Day 07 - Trek to Pisang Alt. 3,200m / 10,496ft. (5hrs)
Day 08 - Trek to Manang Alt. 3,540m / 11,611ft. (5hrs)
Day 09 - Acclimatization day.
Day 10 - Trek to Yak Kharka Alt. 4,018m / 13,179ft. (4hrs)
Day 11 - Trek to Thorung Phedi Alt. 4,500m / 14,760ft. (4hrs)
Day 12 - Trek over Thorung La Pass (5,416m) & trek to Muktinath Alt. 3,760m / 12,332ft. (8hrs)
Day 13 - Trek to Jomsom Alt. 2,720m / 8,921ft. (5hrs)
Day 14 - Drive to Tatopani (hot springs) Alt. 1,190m / 3,903ft. (5hrs) - optional flight to Pokhara (25mins) - additional cost.
Day 15 - Drive to Pokhara (7-8hrs) Alt. 820m / 2,689ft. 

(Our trips end in Pokhara for your further stay, on request we can help arrange your return ticket to Kathmandu)

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Starting from US$ 1100

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Cost Includes

  • International & domestic airport transfers as per the itinerary.
  • Internal transport and flight within Nepal as per the itinerary.
  • 3 meals a day while trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) as indicated by the itinerary.
  • Accommodation while trekking in twin sharing basis tents or local lodges / guesthouses.
  • All trekking and climbing related permit & fees.
  • Professional English speaking guides and porters.

Cost Excludes

  • International air fare to/ from Nepal.
  • Lunch and dinner prior to the trek, please allow US$ 20 per day.
  • Meals at airports and whilst in Kathmandu/ Pokhara - allow per day.
  • Entry Visa fees - at present for 15 day, US$ 40 for 30 day, and US$ 100 for three month visa on entry into Nepal.
  • Insurance which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, theft expenses.
  • Drinks: both alcoholic and bottled other than sterilized drinking water.
  • Laundry fees.
  • All foods and beverages other than on the itinerary. 
  • Personal gear and expenses.
  • Tips and gratitude provided to staff.

Note:  Airfare is not included in the tour price.