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Unveiling the Himalayan Majesty: 10-Day Annapurna Circuit Trek of Epic Landscapes!

(8 Reviews)
  • 14 Days
  • Max People : 18
  • Wifi Available
  • 365 Days Departure
  • Age : Its just a Number
  • Pickup: Airpot

Annapurna Circuit Trek Details

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most renowned trekking routes in Nepal and is often considered one of the best long-distance hikes in the world but now no more, as motor road build over the trekking trail and trekking days are getting shorter. This trek offers a diverse range of landscapes, cultures, and natural beauty, taking you through lush subtropical forests, alpine meadows, and high mountain passes. Ascending to elevations of 5416 meters at Thorong La Pass, trekkers are rewarded with breathtaking panoramas of snow-capped Mountains, including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu, 8000 meters peaks.  

Annapurna circuit trek starts from the bustling city of Kathmandu by drive, trekkers get on a multi-day adventure that goes around the Annapurna massif, surrounding valleys, terraced fields, alpine meadows, and high mountain passes. The trail goes to ancient trading routes, passing through picturesque villages inhabited by diverse ethnic communities such as Gurungs, Thakalis, and Manangis, each offering unique insights into their rich cultural heritage.

Thornag la pass 5416m is one of the major highlights of the Annapurna circuit trek. Along the way, serene Buddhist monasteries, chortens, and prayer flags dot the landscape, adding to the spiritual allure of the journey. Whether it’s routing steep ascents, crossing suspension bridges over roaring rivers, or relishing the warmth of tea house hospitality, the Annapurna Circuit Trek promises an unforgettable adventure, engaging trekkers in the raw beauty and cultural richness of the Himalayas.

Departure & Return Location

Kathmandu 

Price Includes

  • Airport Pick up and drop off
  • Twin sharing accommodation throughout
  • An English speaking guide and porters
  • All Transportation, Trekking Permits, sleeping Bag, duffle bag
  • 1 main course meals 3 times a day while on trekking and climbing with a cup of tea or coffee

Price Excludes

  • Flights To/From Nepal, Tourist Visa, and Travel insurance
  • Meals in the Cities
  • Personal expenses: Boiled and bottled water, hot shower, battery charging, Wi-Fi, snacks, drinks etc.
  • Any extra costs due to unforeseen circumstances and Tips for your trekking staffs

Complementaries

  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Company T-Shirt
  • Certificate of Achievement and Medal
What to Expect

The Annapurna Circuit is a classic trek in the Himalayas of Nepal, renowned for its diverse landscapes, stunning mountain views, and cultural experiences. Trekking through lush forests, terraced fields, charming villages, and high alpine meadows, you’ll encounter dramatic scenery and towering peaks like Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.

  • Diverse Landscapes: Prepare to negotiate a wide variety of terrains, from lush subtropical forests and terraced fields to barren high-altitude deserts. The trek encompasses everything from fertile valleys to barren landscapes, providing an ever-changing backdrop of stunning scenery.
  • Cultural Experiences: Along the trail, you'll encounter diverse ethnic communities, including Gurungs, Thakalis, and Manangis, each with their own unique traditions and lifestyles. Explore traditional villages, visit ancient monasteries, and engage with locals to gain insight into their rich cultural heritage.
  • Challenging Terrain: The Annapurna Circuit Trek is renowned for its physical challenges, including steep ascents, rocky paths, and high mountain passes. The highlight is crossing Thorong La Pass, which stands at an altitude of over 5,416 meters. Proper acclimatization and physical fitness are essential to tackle the demanding terrain and altitude issue.
  • Food & Accommodation: Basic Accommodation and food varieties is available throughout the trek, these cozy Teahouse offer an opportunity to interact with fellow trekkers on every overnight places.
  • Variable Weather: Weather conditions along the Annapurna Circuit can be unpredictable, with temperatures ranging from hot and humid in the lower regions to cold and windy at higher altitudes. Be prepared for changes in weather, including rain, snow, and strong winds, especially during the shoulder seasons.
  • Sense of Achievement: Completing the Annapurna Circuit Trek is a rewarding accomplishment that leaves trekkers with lasting memories and a deep sense of achievement. Whether you're drawn to the challenge of conquering high mountain passes or the allure of exploring remote Himalayan villages, the Annapurna Circuit promises an unforgettable adventure filled with natural beauty and cultural discovery.
  • Best Time to Trek: The best time to do the Annapurna Circuit Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is generally stable, and the skies are clear, offering excellent mountain views.
  • Scenic Highlights: Some of the scenic highlights of the trek include the views of Annapurna Massif, crossing the Thorong La Pass, exploring the ancient village of Manang, and visiting the sacred pilgrimage site of Muktinath.
  • Scenic Highlights: Some of the scenic highlights of the trek include the views of Annapurna Massif, crossing the Thorong La Pass, exploring the ancient village of Manang, and visiting the sacred pilgrimage site of Muktinath.
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Itinerary
This itinerary provides a comprehensive overview of the Annapurna Circuit Trek, including travel from Kathmandu to Besisahar, the trekking route, and the drive from Muktinath to Pokhara. Make sure to check weather conditions and permits required before embarking on the journey, and consider hiring a local guide for a safer and more enriching experience.

Day 1Welcome to Kathmandu (1,350m)

Arrive in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, where you’ll be greeted by our team and transferred to your hotel. Spend the day resting and preparing for the trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2Kathmandu to Besisahar (Drive)

Start your journey early in the morning from Kathmandu and head towards Besisahar, the gateway to the Annapurna Circuit. The drive takes approximately 6-7 hours covering a distance of around 175 kilometers. Besisahar sits at an altitude of 760 meters above sea level.

Day 3Besisahar to Chame (Drive)

Today, you’ll continue your journey from Besisahar to Chame by jeep or bus. The drive usually takes around 4-6 hours, covering a distance of approximately 65 kilometers. Chame is situated at an elevation of 2,670 meters.

Day 4Chame to Pisang

You’ll begin your trek from Chame, ascending through forests and crossing suspension bridge over the Marsyangdi River. The trek today covers about 19 kilometers and takes around 6-7 hours to reach Pisang, located at an altitude of 3,200 meters.

Day 5Pisang to Manang

Today’s trek offers stunning views of the Annapurna range as you make your way to Manang. The distance covered is approximately 15 kilometers, and it takes about 5-6 hours to reach Manang, situated at an altitude of 3,540 meters.

Day 6Acclimatization Day In Manang

Take a rest day in Manang to acclimatize at higher altitude. You can explore the village, visit monasteries, or take short hikes to nearby viewpoints.

Day 7Manang To Yak Kharka

 Leaving Manang behind, you’ll trek towards Yak Kharka today. The trail gradually ascends, passing through yak pastures and crossing a small stream. The distance covered is around 10 kilometers, and it takes about 4-5 hours to reach Yak Kharka, situated at an altitude of 4,050 meters.

Day 8Yak Kharka To Thorong Phedi

Continuing your ascent, today’s trek takes you to Thorong Phedi, the base camp for the Thorong La Pass. The trail climbs steadily, offering panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. The distance covered is approximately 5 kilometers, and it takes around 3-4 hours to reach Thorong Phedi, located at an altitude of 4,450 meters.

Day 9Thorong Phedi To Muktinath Via Thorong La Pass

 This is the most challenging day of the trek as you cross the Thorong La Pass, standing at an altitude of 5,416 meters. Start early in the morning to avoid the strong winds that usually pick up later in the day. After crossing the pass, descend to Muktinath, a sacred pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. The total distance covered today is around 15 kilometers, and it can take anywhere from 8 to 10 hours to reach Muktinath, situated at an altitude of 3,800 meters.

Day 10 Muktinath To Pokhara (Drive)

After exploring Muktinath, you’ll drive back to Pokhara. The drive takes around 7-8 hours, covering a distance of approximately 160 kilometers. Enjoy the scenic views along the way as you descend from the high mountains to the picturesque city of Pokhara. Pokhara is located at an altitude of around 820 meters.

Day 11Pokhara To Kathmandu

 Traveling from Pokhara to Kathmandu, everyone has the option of either taking a scenic but long bumpy drive or a short flight, both offering unique perspectives of Nepal’s diverse landscapes.

Day 12Departure Or Extent Your Stay

 Transfer to the airport for your onward journey, taking with you memories of the stunning landscapes, rich culture, and warm hospitality of Nepal.

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FAQ

How difficult is the Annapurna Circuit  trek?

 The Annapurna Circuit trek is considered moderately challenging. It involves walking for several hours each day over varied terrain and at high altitude. While no technical climbing is required, trekkers should be prepared for steep ascents, rocky trails, and changes in weather conditions.

What is the best time of year to trek to Annapurna Circuit?

The best time to trek to Annapurna Circuit is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season from March to May and the post-monsoon (autumn) season from September to December. These periods offer stable weather, clear skies, and favorable trekking conditions.

Do I need to be physically fit to trek to Annapurna Circuit  trek?

 While a good level of fitness is recommended, trekkers of varying fitness levels can undertake the Annapurna Circuit  trek. Regular cardio exercise and hiking preparation are advisable to ensure physical fitness for the demands of the trek.

How do I prepare for altitude sickness during the Annapurna Circuit  trek?

 Sufficient acclimatization is crucial to prevent altitude sickness. Trekkers should ascend gradually, stay hydrated, and recognize the symptoms of altitude sickness. It’s recommended to include rest days in the itinerary for acclimatization and to descend if symptoms become severe.

What kind of food and accommodation is available during the Annapurna Circuit trek?

 Accommodation along the trek route ranges from basic tea houses to more comfortable lodges with amenities such as hot showers and WiFi, especially in the lower elevations, but higher up, accommodation is more basic. Most of the trekkers find delicious food along the trail, with different meal options.  As the Annapurna Circuit  trek is more commercial now food and accommodation facilities are getting better day by day to serve their guest in the mountains.

Can I trek to Annapurna Circuit  without a guide or porter?

 While it’s possible to trek independently, many trekkers opt to hire a guide or porter for added support, safety, and convenience. Guides can provide valuable insights and assistance, while porters can help carry trekking gear and luggage, reducing physical strain.

What should I pack for the Annapurna Circuit  trek?

 Essential items to pack include sturdy hiking boots, warm clothing, a good-quality sleeping bag, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a first aid kit. It’s important to pack light but ensure you have all the necessary gear for the trek.

How much does the Annapurna Circuit  trek cost?

 The cost of the Annapurna Circuit  trek can vary depending on factors such as the duration of the trek, accommodation preferences, and whether you choose to hire guides or porters. On average, trekkers can expect to budget between $1,000 to $2,000 for the entire trek, including permits, accommodation, meals, and incidental expenses.

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surpasspro

Solo Traveller

Annapurna Circuit Trek

I did the Annapurna Circuit Trek in November of 2013 with Saligram. It was tough picking a guide with so many options out there. I’m glad I choose his company, since we were in good hands. When I was there the country was going through elections, so Saligram had to account for strikes and unrest. Having someone that was confident and knowledgeable came in handy in this situation.

He handled my bags with care and guided me through the airport on this adventure. I spend about 4-5 on the trek with him as a guide and his porter who did a great job. I felt that he would do whatever was needed to make sure I was happy. I plan on going back to Nepal and wouldn’t hesitate to use his services again.

November 9, 2023

Faizal B

Group Traveller

My first trek in Nepal Annapurna circuit

My first trek in Nepal, Annapurna circuit Tilicho Lake Thorang la pass with my friend organige by Sali trek (Mountain world treks) . Sali and his team were perfect, helpful, well taken care, thanks to suresh and Milano . And trek was aweaome, clear weather sunny days and stunning mountain views highly recomended to all to do annapurna trek and go with sali and his team 10stars

May 18, 2023

rizal s

Group Traveller

Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho Lake

This is my second trip with Sali and his team . I did Mardi himal first trek and this time Annapurna circuit, everything well managed and guide and porter were so helpfull. We completed the trip without any issues. Thanks sali suresh and Milano. See you guys again for another trip. Namaste

May 17, 2023

vinit haria

Group Traveller

Annapurna Circuit Trek

The exceptional service from the tour operator to the guide to the supporters for every part of the trip. Mountain World Trek paid attention to every detail to make sure our experience was amazing. Sudip our guide was an expert, friendly and supportive. Santosh our supporter was an asset that was invaluable. Unforgettable experience. Mountain World Trek is highly recommended.

April 8, 2022

Ruth

Group Traveller

Annapurna Circuit

This was my first trekking experience & I was apprehensive about the trip coz it could be tough for a newbie. However, Santosh, Raz & Rom (guide & porters) were patient & caring towards us 4 petite ladies, & we eventually made it to Thorong La Pass as planned. We also went paragliding & river rafting to end off an unforgettable 14 days of adventure. Many thanks to Sali and his team, they did a fantastic job & we’ll definitely recommend Mountain World for any Nepal treks 🙂

April 26, 2019
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