• Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Overview

Trip Facts

  •    Country: Nepal
  •    Trip grade: Moderate
  •    Destination: Annapurna
  •    Activities: Trekking
  •    Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara/ Lodges on the trek
  •    Meals: BB in Kathmandu and pokhara, Full board on trek.
  •    Maximum altitude: 5416m
  •    Group size: 1 to 24 pax
  •    Best Season: September to November, March to May

Trip Higlights

  • Trekking distance: 260 kilometers/ 160miles
  • Trekking Duration: 16-20days
  • Trek difficulty: Moderate to Challenging
  • Starting Point: Jagat
  • Ending Point: Nayapul
  • Route: Kathmandu-Besisahar-Jagat-Dharapani-Chame-Pisang-Ngawal-Manang-Yak Kharka-Thorong Phedi-Muktinath-Jomsom-Tatopani-Ghorepani-Nayapul-Pokhara-Kathmandu
  • Maximum Elevation: 5416meters
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara and lodges on route
  • Food options: Nepali, Chinese, Indian and Western Cuisines
  • Trekking hours per day: 7-8 hrs
  • Best Time to trek: Autumn and Spring
  • Group Size: 1 to 24pax

Trip Information

Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the inspiring and fascinating trekking destinations throughout the world. If you want some adventure, fun, and thrill away from the hectic and monotonous city life, then go for this Himalayan trek. Amidst the majestic mountains, diverse landscape, and variant culture, prepare yourself to experience the next level of serenity and astonishment.

 

Trekking from the lowland of Besisahar up to the highest altitude of Thorong la Pass(5416m), you will get to admire the diverse array of temperature and landscape of the Annapurna region. Where the initial phase of the trek lets you embrace the Hindu culture, the middays of the trek towards Manang, Yak Kharka, and Mustang astonish you with the Buddhist culture and monuments.

 

Passing through the quaint and charming ethnic villages and crossing several suspension bridges, this adventurous Annapurna Circuit Trekking serves you with the perfect blend of culture and nature. On the trail, you will get to witness the stunning views of various mountains like Annapurna, Dhauligiri, Nilgiri, Lamjung Himal, and many others.

 

Undoubtedly, the untrodden natural beauty of the Annapurna circuit is highly irresistible. But speaking of the hospitality of the local mountain people, they are equally awe-inspiring. Deep gorges, high mountains, Buddhist monasteries, Muktinath temple, Thorong La Pass, diverse flora and fauna, hot springs, farming villages, ethnic tribes are all the attractions of this round Annapurna Trek.

 

Considering your acclimatization rest, pace, refreshment, and exploration desires, we Mission Himalaya Trek offer you the perfect itinerary. As the trek is a high-altitude trek with multiple days on the Himalayas, we suggest you hire a guide or porter. Where porter helps you to carry your luggage, the guide serves you with an abundance of history, culture, and nature-related information of the circuit.

Short Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu transfer to hotel1350m/4429ft) (15 to 25 minutes driving).
Day 02: Trek preparation and Kathmandu sightseeing tour.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to jagat1100m/ 3608ft) (8 to10 hour drive).
Day 04: Trek from Jagat to Dharapani1960m/6430ft) 5-6 hours trekking).
Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Chame2710m/ 8891ft) (5 to 6 hours trekking).
Day 06: Trek from Chame to Pisang3300m/10824ft) (5-6 hours trekking).
Day 07: Trek from Pisang to Ngawal3660m/12008ft) (4-5 hours trekking)
Day 08: Trek from Ngawal to Manang3540m/ 11615ft) (3-4 hours trekking)
Day 09: Acclimatization day and Exploration around Manang.
Day 10: Manang to yakkharka. 4110m/ 13484ft) (4 hours trekking).
Day 11: Trek from yakkharka to Throng Phedi4600m/15092ft) (3-4 hours trekking).
Day 12: Trek from Throng Phedi to Muktinath3800m/ 12467ft) (7-9 hours trekking).
Day13: Driving from Muktinath to Tatopani1200m/ 3937ft) (7-8 hours driving).
Day14: Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani2850m/9350ft) 7-8 hours).
Day 15: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara1070m) (7 hours trek and 1 and half hour drive).
Day 16: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu1350m) (7 hours driving).
Day 17: Shopping, Departure or Extend your holiday.

 

 

Where to start and end the Annapurna Circuit Trek?

 

As the circuit offers various starting and ending places to start and end your round trek, you can join any of the route options. No matter whether you are in Kathmandu or Pokhara, it is always recommended to join the anticlockwise Annapurna Circuit Trekking. As the climb towards Thorong La Pass is more gradual, this route option gives your body the full acclimatization rest.

 

Although most of the section of this circuit is approachable through the roadways transport, there are still various options to avoid the jeep tracks. Depending on how much time you have and how far you can go, you can decide where to start and end your trek by yourself. Whether you are going to choose this or that route option, you are still going to experience the diverse culture and temperature of Nepal. With the adoption of diverse temperatures, each of the destinations on the route has something unique and special to offer you. And that is lush green forest walk, many uphill and downhill climb, a walk on the loose stones, crossing of passes, sometimes a walk on the snow-covered land and another time arid land walk. Throughout the journey, you will get mesmerized by the ravishing views of the majestic Himalayas.

 

Start of the trek

 

After a drive from Kathmandu or Pokhara to Besisahar, you can begin the Annapurna Circuit Trek anywhere between the Besisahar to Manang. However, due to the increased risks of getting caught by altitude sickness, it is better not to start these trek beyond Chame. Without thinking much you can start your trek right there from Besisahar itself. But skipping a day or 2 of walks, you can directly start your trek from Bulbule, Syange, Jagat(1300m), or Chame(2726m). By taking the jeep ride from Besisahar, you can reach any of these mentioned starting points. Well starting the trek from Jagat or Chame, steals your moment of enjoying the eye-catching waterfall view in Syange. It is probably the only biggest waterfall on the entire route to which you can get very close.

 

As you ascend higher the risk of acute mountain sickness also increases, so after continuing the trek from Chame to Manang, you will have to take 2 or 3 days of acclimatization rest there. The more closer the Manang you reach, the more crowds you get to see. Skipping the acclimatization rest at Manang increases the risks of getting altitude sickness. So, never ever dare to ignore such important things.

 

You can continue your trek from Manang to Yak Kharka and Thorang Phedi. Further, crossing the Thorang La Pass, You will finally reach Muktinath, a Buddhist and Hindu pilgrimage destination.

 

End of the Trek

 

With Jomsom and Tatopani being the most popular ending point, you can also end the trek anywhere between Muktinath, and Nayapul. Besides these all, Nayapul is the most popular Annapurna Circuit Trek ending point for actual Annapurna trekkers. To make the trek very short, you can join the Jomsom Pokhara Flight. Well, to be blunt, choosing the direct jeep or bus ride from Muktinath, Jomsom or Tatopani is not a bad idea, if you are just a traveler. Explorer always adores facing all the good and bad experiences of a journey. So if you are an explorer, then just dare to complete the whole circuit by trek.

 

Are there any extensions available on the Annapurna Circuit Trek?

There is a range of trek extension options available on the Round Annapurna Trekking. By choosing any or all of these extensions, you can make your Annapurna Circuit Trek one of the longest ones.

 

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake

 

Upon reaching Manang from Besisahar, Jagat or Chame, you can make your side trek to the Tilicho Lake. Just around 3 or 4 days of this extended Annapurna Circuit trek lets you admire the enticing beauty of the glacial Tilicho Lake. Located at an elevation of 4919 meters, Tilicho is one of the world's highest altitude Lake. Undoubtedly, this turquoise lake is astonishingly beautiful in Itself and has got enough within itself to lure the trekkers. But, spending some time in the vicinity of this lake, the glimpses of Kangshar, Annapurna, Nilgiri, Tilicho Peaks, and many other peaks leaves you spellbound. Further, with the reflection of the surrounding mountains and the environment, the surface of this deep lake adds more glamour to its beauty.

 

To get to this Tilicho Lake from Manang, you have to follow the trail leading to Tilicho Base Camp. Passing through the Khangshar village and crossing the Marsyangdi river you will make your way to Tilicho Base Camp. Upon reaching the Base Camp you can take a rest at the teahouse there. And the next morning, make your final move to Tilicho Lake. After savoring the beauty of this lake, you will head to Yak Kharka, for your further Annapurna Circuit Trekking. However, you will be relishing the generous overnight stay at Yak Kharka before continuing the further trek. In contrast, there are some other people who just choose the Tilicho lake trek and dare to cross the challenging Mesokanta La Pass instead of Thorong La Pass. Crossing the Mesokanta La Pass they head to either Jomsom or Marpha. However, the Mesokanta La Pass remains snow-covered most of the time.

 

Annapurna Circuit with Upper Mustang Trek

 

Joining the Upper Mustang Trek during the round Annapurna trekking demands around 5 extra days on your normal Annapurna Circuit trek itinerary. After experiencing the lifestyle and culture of Hindu and Buddhist communities, now be ready to immerse yourself in the culture of Tibetan Buddhism. Furthermore, blending the Annapurna Circuit Trek with Upper Mustang, you will no longer be just stealing the view of the arid landscape from far. The extended round Annapurna trek takes you to the mysterious world of the ancient Buddhist Kingdom of Mustang, which is also called Lo. The vibrant Tibetan culture, Tibetian plateau-like arid landscape, and history of old palace, monasteries, and Chortens of Upper mustang lure a wide range of the population to visit this isolated land.

 

Opened for tourists in 1992, you require a Restricted Area trekking Permit to join the Upper Mustang Trekking. The cost of that permit costs around USD 500 which is valid for the 10 days duration. After reaching Muktinath via Thorong La Pass, you will head towards Kagbeni for Upper MustangTrek. Passing through the villages of Chele, Syangboche, Tshrang, and many others, you will reach Lo-Manthang. Lo-Manthang is located at an elevation of 3800m. From Lo-Manthang, you have the option to retrace the route either by trekking or driving. Taking a drive from Lo-Manthang you will reach Jomsom from where you can continue you further round Annapurna Trek. On the way to Lo-Manthang from Kagbeni, you can embrace the beauty of the Kaligandaki River Gorge which is sometimes silent and other time violent.

 

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Annapurna Base Camp

 

With this combined trek, be ready to immerse yourself in the thrill and tranquillity of the Annapurna region. Some additional days on the trek let you step in the Annapurna Base Camp at 4130meters/1349ft. Adorned with the forests of rhododendrons and the spectacular Himalayas views, the route to Annapurna Base Camp from Ghorepani is incredible and fascinating. On the way, you can enjoy the glimpse of captivating Annapurna, Dhauligiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche, and many other peaks. Further, the hospitality of locals on the trails makes you feel special and happy deep from the heart.

 

Continuing the round Annapurna Trek from Jomsom, you can make your way to Tatopani via Marpha, Tukuche, and other pristine villages. The hot spring of Tatopani allures lots of trekkers to take a soothing bath. So, it is a great option if you want a peaceful and relaxed experience. It is believed that the natural hot water pond of Tatopani heals various skin diseases. Further, it also balances the pressure level of your body. After enjoying the soothing bath, continue your trek towards Ghorepani. From Ghorepani continue our trek to Poonhill. A blissful journey to Poonhill lets you relish the stunning sunrise and sunset views behind the incredible mountain views. Being the popular vantage point, Poonhill is the dream destination of several short trek lovers in Nepal. People with less time in Nepal normally book the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek for the Himalayan trekking experience.

 

After spending the blissful time in Poonhill, return back to Ghorepani and head towards Tadapani, Chomrong, Dovan, and then to Annapurna Base Camp. with some memorable time spent at the Base Camp, you will now return back to Jhinudanda through Bamboo. Jinudanda also serves the trekkers with its relaxing hot spring bath. From Jhinudanda, continue your walk to Nayapul, the endpoint of the trek. From Nayapul take a drive to Pokhara.

 

Solo or Independent trek vs Group or Dependent Trek

Except for some restricted regions, the solo trek is doable in all the trekking routes of Nepal. Though it may be quite difficult to find the way and arrange accommodation on your own, it's all up to you whether to do the solo trek or group trek. If you love the thrill and solidarity in nature, then definitely a solo trek might suit you best. Otherwise, for relaxed trekking go for the Group or Dependent trek.

 

Choosing the dependent trek doesn't mean you are weak or like that, it means you respect the Nepali people and their profession. By booking a trek with them, you will not only be helping yourself but also will be helping in the livelihood of many Nepali people. Most of the people in the trekking regions of Nepal are making their life with the tourism business. So, if you choose them for your trek, you are really doing a great job.

 

While joining Annapurna Circuit Trek, you can see both solo Annapurna Circuit trekkers and dependent or guided Annapurna Circuit trekkers on your way. You might all know that everything has both a bright and dark side. Likewise, both solo and guided trek to the Annapurna Circuit also has their own merits and demerits.

 

Merits and Demerits of Solo Annapurna Circuit Trek

 

Merits

 

Joining the solo trek is a lot cheaper than booking it with the other travel company.
It's more adventurous as you will be doing all the planning and booking by yourself. For instance: Finding the way, arranging the accommodation, bargaining in the cost with teahouse and lodge owners, and many others.
You can relish the solitary walk in the serene ambiance. You are free to stay and go wherever you want and do whatever you like.

 

Demerits

 

If you are for the first time in the trekking routes of Nepal, then it will be very difficult for you to organize all the trekking by yourself. You have to arrange all the permits and itinerary by yourself. Instead of relaxing, you will have to run here and there to manage all this. Further, you will find it more frustrating, when you reach a certain place and find the accommodation full there.
You have to deal with all the risks you encounter by yourself. Trekking towards the high altitude regions, there are lots of chances of getting altitude sickness and other several weather-related challenges.

 

Merits and Demerits of Group or Dependent trek to the Annapurna Circuit

AC trek with locals

 

Merits

 

Your guided group will look after everything from your permits to the bargaining with the teahouse owner.
Booking a trek with a reputable local trekking company allows you to trek with a local guide and trekking with a local guide lets you know more about the culture and nature of that particular place. Further, it even gives you the opportunity to connect with locals and sometimes participate in their festivals too.
As you will be trekking with the porter, he will carry all your luggage. You can enjoy a free walk with a small Daypack.
The guided group will help you maintain the pace and to deal with all the challenges which you may encounter on way. Even if you get caught by altitude sickness, they will take care of your health and help you get out of all these.
You may find a friend for a lifetime.

 

Demerits

 

Booking a trek with a company is definitely more expensive than a solo trek. However, it is worth it as they will be looking after everything to make your trip more exciting.
If you are a free traveler and love solo trekking, then you may find group trekking more frustrating. For instance: to get bound to someone's itinerary plan might make you feel more irritated.

 

Permits required for the trek to Annapurna Circuit Trek

 

Most Nepal trekking requires some permits and an entrance card. So whenever you think of trekking in Nepal don't forget anything regarding the permits and all. If you head trekking without the permits, you can't even enter your preferred location.

 

Similar to the other trekking, Annapurna Circuit Trekking also demands two permits. One is the TIMS(Trekking Information and Management System) card and another one is the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permit. You can get these permits easily from Kathmandu and Pokhara. Not only for the Annapurna Circuit, but a TIMS card is also required for many treks in Nepal. However, an ACAP permit is required only for the Annapurna Region Trek.

 

You can get these trekking permits easily from Kathmandu and Pokhara. Further, if you are joining the guided trek in Nepal, then your guide will look after all these arrangements. The only thing you have to do is to provide him with your personal details which also includes your passport photocopy and passport photos.

 

If you are planning to trek by yourself, then you have to see all these arrangements by yourself. To get the TIMS card and ACAP permit you have to visit the Nepal Tourism Board Office in Kathmandu. This office is located in Pradarshani Marg Street and is opened everyday From 10 AM to 4 PM.

 

If you are in Pokhara, then you can purchase these permits from Nepal Tourism Board Service Center. The office is close to the Lakeside of Phewa.

 

Besides these all, you can also purchase the ACAP permit in Besisahar which is also the starting point of Annapurna Circuit Trek. However, you have to come here with the TIMS card, you cannot get this here. Another thing you have to keep in mind during the entire journey is that each permit, either TIMS or ACAP, all is applicable for only one entry. If you want to reenter the place, you have to carry the new one.

 

If you are planning on extending the trek to Upper Mustang, then you have to carry another Restricted Area Permit as well. Further, to enter this region, you have to trek along with the official guide.

 

Drinking water

 

Safe Drinking water is not a matter of concern during the Annapurna Circuit Trek. You can have safe drinking water from taps throughout the region. However, as per your preference and need, you can use the purification tablets or mineral waters on the way. Buying mineral water will be quite costly in the higher region. So it is better to carry reusable water bottles and water purifying pills. If you refill the bottles in the lodges or teahouses, there is no need to add the pills. But whenever you fill them from the streams, don't forget to add the pills.

 

Another thing to take care of is that, whenever you are in the high altitude region, drink hot water. The lodges and teahouses there allow you to refill your water with the hot water but charge some extra.

 

Internet and wifi facility

 

For people of today's generation, the internet and wifi facility comes in the list of their basic needs. Though there are some people who want a temporary escape from the service, there are many people who love to stay connected with it. Most of the people joining this trek have the question "Is there internet service available in the Annapurna Circuit Trek or not?" So, here is the answer to this question.

 

With the development of tourism in Nepal, Annapurna Circuit Trek is receiving lots of visitors. To cater to the needs of the visitors, most of the people of this region have installed wifi and internet service on their teahouses and lodges. You can expect free wifi service in most of the lodges and teahouses of this route. However, in high altitude places like Yak Kharka, Thorong Phedi, and High Camp there is almost no or weak internet service. Luckily if you find the service, you have to pay some extra.

 

Besides the wifi service, you can also use the sim card for the internet facility. Simcard of Ncell and NTC offers you internet service at this location. From Manang to Thorong La Pass there is no network coverage. You can buy the internet package to buy the internet via NTC. As NTC offers the best service in this trek route, use this network for better service. To get the Nepali sim card you need to provide your passport-sized photo and one passport copy.

 

The internet service of NTC, as well as wifi, is not that fast in the trek region. The wifi and NTC internet here, only allows you to send some message and pictures. So, please don't expect anything other than this.

 

Electricity

This region has developed itself well enough to provide the electricity service to the customers free of the charge. However, the charge is free only in the lower altitudes. During your stay in the higher altitudes to charge your phone, camera, or other electronic gadgets, you may have to pay some extra to the teahouse or lodge owner.

 

Hot Showers

 

You can freely enjoy the shower during the trek to the Annapurna Circuit. But when it comes to taking the hot shower, it may cost some extra on the higher altitudes. You have to be thankful if you find the hot shower free of cost here. Not only this route but in most of the trekking in Nepal, like Everest Base Camp Trek, Everest Three High Passes Trek, and many other hot showers cost some extra. Furthermore, in some regions, it is totally not available.

 

Are there ATMs service available on the trek route?

While heading for this trek from Kathmandu, it is highly recommended to exchange the money there and carry that exchanged money for your expenses on the trek. However, if you leave the valley with less money, then you can withdraw from some parts of the trail. Apart from Kathmandu and Pokhara, name of the places which provide ATMs service in the Annapurna Circuit Trek route is Besisahar, Chame, Jomsom, and Nayapul. You can withdraw the required amount of money from your account by using the ATMs service in Besisahar. But if you want to take out the money directly from your account, it is not possible in Chame. The ATM service at Chame is available only for the locals. By paying some percentage of money from your visa card to the dealers, you can withdraw money at Chame.

 

In the case of Jomsom, there are several ATMs available here. Among these ATMS, some work for locals and some for tourists. Furthermore, there are also some that accept both visas and local cards.

 

Insurance for the trek to Annapurna Circuit

For your own safety and peace of mind, travel insurance is essential during your tour in Nepal. Further, if you are planning for Annapurna Circuit Trekking, travel insurance is required to get the trekking permit. Though you needn't have to show the travel insurance on the way, you have to fill up your travel insurance details to get your trekking permits. In the form, you have to fill up the phone number and name of the Insurance company.

 

Before heading trekking in Nepal, you have to check your insurance policy and make sure, whether your insurance covers the higher elevation or not. Basically, for Nepal Trek, your travel insurance should cover the elevation up to 6000m. In higher elevation coverage insurance policy they provide the higher elevation helicopter evacuation and rescue in case of emergency situation. Apart from this, they also take responsibility for your lost or stolen luggage and other medical necessities.

 

While crossing several passes the trek to Annapurna Circuit takes you to an elevation higher than 5000m. There is a high risk of occurrence of Acute Mountain Sickness and other natural disasters during the trek. In case you encounter any of these hazardous risks, insurance companies are the ones to help you to get out of this situation.

 

Essential Packing List For the Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek is a multi-day trek in the Himalayas of Nepal. The trek takes you from the sub-tropical zone of Besisahar at 760 meters to the highest altitude of Thorang Lass Pass at 5416meters. In the middle, you will be traversing through different zones. For this reason, you have to be prepared for everything from scorching sunlight to the normal and freezing cold temperature. Being the high-altitude trek, you never know when the weather brings certain challenges on your way.

 

As you have to trek for longer days, we recommend you pack all the essential equipment and clothing and make the pack as light as possible. You can hire a porter to carry your backpacks, but it becomes far better to behave smart and pack light. If you have decided to go for Annapurna Circuit Trek but are in a dilemma of what to pack and what not to pack, give a look below. Below is the recommended list of essentials packing items for the trek to Annapurna Circuit:

 

Clothing

 

Prior to commencing the journey of such a high-altitude trek, the first thing you need to consider is your clothing. The clothes you carry must be suitable for all the varying temperatures in the trek. Otherwise, due to the wrong packing of the clothing, you may not find your trek as a successful trek.

 

Inner layer

 

It is recommended to include at least 4 to 5 undergarments on your backpack. While selecting the undergarments, you have to select comfortable, breathable, and quick-drying products. Depending upon your gender, you can find such underwear anywhere in the valley, if you have not already bought them. Besides, undergarments, thermals are absolutely necessary inner layers in the higher altitudes. To prevent yourself from excessive cold, carry two sets of comfortable and non-restricting thermals.

 

Upper Body Wears

 

For sun protection, pack some long-sleeved shirts in your bag. You may also require short-sleeved t-shirts on your way. So include a minimum of 2 two shirts on your Annapurna Circuit packing list. However, make sure whether the shirts are lighter, quick-drying, and breathable or not.

 

Outer layer clothes for Upper and Lower Body

 

Simply the layers of thermals and shirts cannot prevent you from the cold temperature of the Annapurna region. Wearing the outer layer clothes such as Fleece Jacket and Down Jacket, you can bear the cold. Make sure to buy the thick, breathable, quick-drying, and full-zipped outers. Furthermore, to prevent your hand from the harsh cold, pack some better quality gloves as well. Carry quick-drying, waterproof, and ultralight trousers and track pants on your bag for a healthy and comfortable trek.

 

Footwears

 

Footwears also play a vital role in making your journey best or worst. In this Annapurna Circuit Trek, most of the time you will be wearing hiking boots so make sure to buy the proper one. Further, a pair of flip-flops is a must during your stay at the teahouses. Besides, don't forget to pack 3 pairs of trekking socks and 3 pairs of warm thermal socks for this trek.

 

Headwears

 

There are several essential headwears you need to carry during Annapurna Circuit Trek. Sunglasses, Sunhat, Fleece hats, and scarves are some items you have to carry. Sunglass help to prevent ultraviolet rays whereas Sunhat prevents sunburn. For the warmth on the head, a fleece hat helps you the best. Speaking of Scarf, it prevents you from dust and sometimes gives you the needed warmth.

 

Gears

 

Backpack

 

To make the Annapurna Circuit Trekking more happening and exciting, the right backpack plays a vital role. it will be easy for you if you carry the backpack up to 12kg. Carrying a backpack of more than 12 kg makes you feel more tired and exhausted. Even if you are hiring a porter, it is always recommended not to carry the load over 12kg in this trek. To carry your items of such load, it is better to use the rucksack. With waist straps and good back support, the rucksack gives you better comfort.

 

If you are hiking with the porter, then you should also carry the comfortable daypack on your trek. The daypack allows you to carry some snacks, a water bottle, and extra clothes for one day.

 

Hiking Poles

 

With several ascents and descents on the route, it might become difficult to trek all the way without the hiking poles. Therefore, for your convenience, it is recommended to carry the hiking poles.

 

Headlight

 

As the trekking to the Annapurna Circuit includes various early morning and late evening walks, carrying of headlamp becomes crucial.

 

First-aid Box

 

Joining this longest and high altitude trek, it is very important to carry the First-Aid box. in the first aid box, you should include the following list of items.

 

Diamox

 

Heading for such high altitude trek, you might get caught by acute mountain sickness. To lower the risks of altitude sickness carry the Diamox on this trek.

 

Imodium

 

Spending the days away from home may not allow your body to have the proper diet. The changing temperature and improper diet may result in diarrhea. In such conditions, Imodium helps you a lot.

 

Bandages and Antiseptic Creams

 

Whenever you get cuts or wounds on your body, bandages and Antiseptic Cream helps to prevent the bleeding.

 

Paracetamol

 

In the case of minor sickness, paracetamol helps you the best.

 

Water purification pills

 

You can get safe drinking water on your way to the Annapurna Circuit Trek. However, in someplace, you may feel unsafe. In such a condition, you can use water purification pills.

 

Besides these all, you also have to carry toiletries also. Moreover, you can also carry miscellaneous items like books, knives, binoculars, water bottles, lighter, and many others.

 

Annapurna Circuit Trek Accommodation

 

When it comes to accommodation, Annapurna Circuit trek offers better accommodation service compared to other Everest Base Camp Trek, Kanchanjunga Base Camp trek, and so on. Further, it is quite affordable when compared to the other region. Starting from Besisahar to the Thorang Phedi and then from Jomson to Nayapul, you will find a wide range of accommodation services in this trek. From low-budget teahouses to quality hotels, you will find everything on the way to Annapurna Circuit. However, even in luxurious hotels don't expect a Royal treatment which you get in the hotel in city areas. Sometimes during the peak season, you may find the accommodation pack so you should come up with the proper planning. Depending on your budget and preference you can book any of the following accommodation types:

 

Hotels

 

While trekking on trail of Annapurna Circuit, you will encounter several hotels and resorts. If you have a sufficient budget to spend and don't want to compromise on available luxury, then you can make your stay at these hotels. Obviously, the hotels here are not as affluent as that of the city hotels, they are far more luxurious than the teahouses. Here you needn't have to share your rooms with any other travelers. You will get all the electricity, the internet as well as hot shower service in such hotels. From the hotel decoration to the service available, you will definitely love your stay here.

 

Guesthouses

 

Along the way to Annapurna Circuit, there is a number of guesthouses that are remarkably affordable and budget-friendly. They offer the best service they can. Despite all these, you might find the service basic. But with such a budget deal, there is nothing to worry about. They provide you with hot showers, clean beds, blankets, wifi service, and so on. However, in some guesthouses, you may not find a hot shower and wifi service. Even if you find it, they may take an extra charge. But normally in many guest houses, they are all free.

 

Teahouses

 

Teahouse accommodation is familiar among most of the trekkers in Nepal. Similar to the other trekking routes in Nepal, the Annapurna circuit trekking consists of lots of teahouses throughout the trail. Teahouses here provide basic facilities. Along with some other services they provide a clean bed with a pillow, blanket, and a mattress. Being the high altitude trek, the teahouses here also offer a hot shower service to the trekkers. Within the low budget, you can enjoy your full in these familiar accommodations. After the day-long trek, it does not really matter what extra service you will get, you just need a sound sleep.

 

During the peak seasons, you may have to share your accommodation with other fellow trekkers. Sharing the room or teahouse with other trekkers allows you to share your travel experience with them. Further, it is absolutely an awesome experience to listen to someone else stories too. Even with the basic, service, you can enjoy your full during your stay here. Besides, the heartwarming hospitality of the teahouse owner is something you will find more reminiscing throughout the journey.

 

Food and Meals during the trek to Annapurna Circuit

Not only the accommodation service, this Annapurna region trek has ameliorated its foods and meal service too. Along with the Nepali Dal and Bhat, the region serves the trekkers with several other continental dishes. You can expect bread, porridge, momos, noodles, pizza, and poached eggs on your trek for your breakfast and lunch. However, when it comes to taking the dinner, Nepalese dal and Bhat is a perfect choice. To maintain your energy for the further trek, Dal Bhat helps you the best. Further, it is budget-friendly and also you can add as much amount till you get full. The Nepali Dhal Bhat set consists of rice, vegetables, lentil soup, and some kind of pickles. Every Nepalese people eat this food 2 times per day.

 

If you are thinking of eating meat during the trek, then it is recommended not to take the meat dishes. Normally, the meat dishes may cause diarrhea and stomach pain so it is better to avoid them for better health. However, while trekking to the higher altitudes like Manang or Muktinath, you can eat mead dishes like Yak burger and many others. As these reasons house several Yaks, the Yak meat here is fresh.

 

Compared to the lower altitude, the price of food at higher altitude is quite costly.

 

Best time for Annapurna Circuit Trekking

It is possible to trek the Annapurna region throughout the year. However, for a better trekking experience, it is better to trek this region during the Autumn and Spring season. For snowfall lovers with some preparations and planning, trekking in winter is also possible. But trekking the Annapurna Circuit in the monsoon is not recommended. It is better to avoid the monsoon trek in this region. For more season information read the points below.

best weather in Manang

 

Autumn

 

Autumn is the main trekking season in Nepal and similar is the case for Annapurna Circuit Trekking and other Annapurna region treks. Making the route more crowded in this season, the flow of trekkers increases drastically.

 

Temperature and weather remain most stable during this season. The day is warm and brighter. There are no clouds obstructing your views. You can enjoy the astonishing views of mountains including Annapurna massif and Dhauligiri. The surrounding environment looks astonishingly beautiful. Even at night time, the sky remains cloud-free. Gazing at the stars in the sky, you can have an experience for a lifetime.

 

With occasional rainfall, the day's temperature in the Annapurna region is mild. However, the temperature during the night can drop to zero. No worries! warm gears protect you from the cold. Autumn in Nepal falls between the months of September and November. Both nights and days temperature remains moderate between mid-September and mid-November. Prebook the accommodation, if you have a plan to trek the Annapurna Circuit during this peak season.

 

Spring

 

Filled with wonders and beauty, Spring is another best time for this Annapurna region trek. Creating the spellbinding ambiance most of the plants rejuvenate themself in this season. The eye-catching waterfalls and the variance of vibrant Nepal's national flower rhododendrons and other wildflowers mesmerize you from all around. Widely known as the season of colors, a trek to Annapurna in this season is truly a revitalizing one. Skies are clear and the weather is stable here during this season. Further, in this season, there is no or little chance of snow or rainfall. So, you can enjoy your full on this Spring Annapurna Circuit Trek.

 

Along with the incredible views of gleaming mountains, emerald hills, and beautiful valleys, you can witness the views of various wild species too. Those who don't prefer cold can visit this region during the mid of Spring and that is late March to late May. Spring lasts from March to May in Nepal.

 

Winter

 

Due to the excessive cold and snowfall, the trail towards the higher altitudes remains snow-covered. Further, the snowfall may bring severe snow streams with the high winds. Therefore, a winter trek is not recommended in the Annapurna region. During this season even the locals in the higher altitudes descend to the lower altitudes.

 

However, to the daring trekkers, a trek to the Annapurna circuit in winter is a great adventure. Covered with piles of snow, the Himalayas at this time looks more fabulous. Moreover, being the off-season trek, you can enjoy the peaceful trek without the crowd.

 

If you are planning the Annapurna Circuit trek in winter, then make sure to prepare yourself for the worst weather and various risks on the way. Also, don't forget to bring the proper trekking equipment and gear.

 

Summer

 

The months from June to August come in the summer season. With few trekkers around, there is something very special about this season. And that is the green and colorful environment after the rainfall. You can witness diverse flora and fauna too. Further, you needn't have to worry about accommodation. Being the off-season trek, you can find empty rooms in teahouses and hotels. The cost of accommodation might even get cheaper at this time.

 

Even after having all these advantages, it is still not recommended to join the summer trek in this route. This is all because of the excessive rainfall. The rainfall makes your way more slippery and sometimes brings various natural calamities including landslides and many others. Furthermore, the presence of various leeches may cause some irritation. Though some part of this trek like Manang and Jomsom comes under the rain shadow area, there are still many areas where rainfall comes with several risks. Hence, to avoid all such risks it is better not to do the Annapurna Circuit trekking in the summer season.

 

Annapurna Circuit Trekking Cost

After your arrival in Nepal, there are different factors that affect your round Annapurna region trek. As per your trekking season, luxury demand, and the number of trekking days the cost of your trek depends. Joining the trek during the off-season, the trek costs get low. If you are not aware of the off-trekking season in the Annapurna region, then they are winter and summer.

 

For the luxury seekers, the overall cost of the trek becomes quite high than for the normal trekkers. If you are trekking for long days, your trek cost automatically gets higher as per your food, transport, and accommodation cost. Further, the Annapurna Circuit Trek cost varies from company to company. But, there is not much price difference among these companies. For your analysis, a short breakdown of the prices of permits, accommodation, food, transport, and a porter or guide hire is listed below.

 

Annapurna Circuit Trek Permit Cost

 

A trek to the Annapurna Circuit demands two types of trekking permission. One is a TIMS card and another is Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit(ACAP). You have to pay around NPR 2000 for a TIMS card and around NPR 3000 for an ACAP permit. Within around USD50 you can get both of these permits for a single person. If you are thinking of extending your trek to the Upper Mustang, then you need another Upper Mustang Restricted Area Permit. You need some extra amount to buy that permit. Moreover, you have to take a local guide along with you, to enter that region.

 

Transportation cost for Annapurna Round Trek

 

Normally you will start your trek to the Annapurna Circuit after a long drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar, Jagat, or Chame. Depending upon which type of transportation service you pick up and up to where the cost varies. If you want to reach these locations by local bus, then it costs quite lower than private transport like a car or taxi. Similar is the case while returning to Pokhara. From Pokhara, if you opt to choose the Pokhara Kathmandu flight, then be ready to pay more than for any roadway transport.

 

If you are someone, who wants to complete this trek clockwise, then you have the costly option to get to Pokhara from Kathmandu by Flight. Further from Pokhara, you have another option to join the Pokhara to Jomsom by Flight which costs around USD110 for one way. You can also take roadway transport to reach Pokhara and Jomsom. Also, it costs far less than the flight.

 

A clockwise trek does not allow your body the proper acclimatization of rest. Therefore, there is a huge risk of getting Acute Mountain Sickness in this clockwise trekking. Just keep in mind that this clockwise Annapurna Circuit is not recommended, so try the anticlockwise trek.

 

Food and Accommodation Cost

 

You will be paying an average of around USD40 for basic accommodation and food. Don't expect drinks and beverages within this price range. And also remember, along with the gain of altitude, the price of food, accommodation and drinks increase. If you want a luxurious journey, then expect to pay higher than the above-mentioned amount.

 

Cost of hiring a guide and porter

 

It's all up to you whether to hire a guide and porter or not? However, when joining the trek of this difficulty, it is recommended to hire them. With the porter and guide by your side, you needn't have to take the stress of finding a way and carrying the luggage. The per-day cost of hiring the local guide and porter comes around USD 30 and USD 20 respectively.

 

Annapurna Circuit trek Difficulty

"How difficult is the Annapurna Circuit Trek?", is the common question among the trekkers in Nepal. To be frank, Annapurna Circuit Trek is not an easy trek. With several challenging factors, the trek to the Annapurna Circuit is quite demanding.

 

Among many, the high altitude of this trek is the major factor for making this trek more difficult. During this trek, you will be starting your trek from the lower elevation around 800m up to the highest elevation of Thorong la Pass. Thorong la Pass is located over the 5000meters. Therefore reaching up to this altitude from that lower altitude region, you will be facing the high altitude gain which may result in altitude sickness. There are no ways to avoid altitude sickness. Even if you are a professional trekker or marathon winner, there is no surprise if you get caught by altitude sickness. However, proper acclimatization rest and adequate drink of the fluids like water, juice, and soups help you a lot for acute mountain sickness. Also, avoid smoking and drinking throughout the trek.

 

If you notice any signs of acute mountain sickness like nausea, dizziness, vomiting, shortness of breath, loss of appetite, diarrhea, then immediately inform your guide. They will guide you and tell you what you should do. After taking some rest if you find yourself comfortable, then they suggest you further trekking. Otherwise, you have to descend down to the lower altitude. Till you get fine, you have to stay there. Even after doing this if you feel uncomfortable, return back to the city.

 

Due to its high altitude, the weather here remains quite unpredictable. So, trekking towards Thorong La Pass, the trail is steep and there also there are high risks of avalanches as well.

 

Besides the high altitude, the trek difficulty also depends on your trekking season, number of trekking days, budget, and experience. Experienced trekkers may find this trek relatively easy. However, for first-time trekkers, it can be very demanding. But don't worry, with some physical exercise training, you can conquer this trek like any other Annapurna Circuit trekkers. Furthermore, hire a guide or porter for a comfortable trekking experience.

 

Experience and Preparations required for trekking Annapurna Circuit

For joining this Annapurna Round Trek, you needn't have to be a professional trekker or a marathon runner. But, if you take some training before trekking, it will provide you the ability to adjust to high altitudes. For the exciting trek journey, it is better to work on leg exercise.

 

Some time spent in the gym might also help you a lot in the preparation for this trek. Further, aerobic exercises, including jogging, swimming, and sprinting helps you gain endurance and improves the oxygen circulation in your body. These all help you a lot while trekking at the higher altitudes. The fitter you are, the more fabulous you feel.

 

Besides, as the trail to the Annapurna Circuit is full of lodges and teahouses you don't have to carry sleeping bags and all. So, you can enjoy this trek without any stress. However, for a memorable and wonderful trek, bring a licensed guide or porter on your trek.

 

Why Annapurna Circuit Trek?

Most of the people visiting Nepal normally go for the Everest Base Camp Trek, Everest High Passes Trek, or Annapurna Base Camp trek. Many of them are not aware of this fascinating Annapurna Circuit Trek. So whenever they visit Nepal for trekking, they just choose the previously mentioned treks. If you want something special and different, then book this trek to Annapurna Circuit. Providing you with a heavenly experience, this trek takes you away from the crowded trails of Everest Base Camp. Away from the day to day monotonous life and crowds, the Annapurna Circuit Trekking gives you a lifetime experience.

apple garden in Annapurna circuit.

 

Within this multiple days trek, you can include other multiple short treks like Tilicho Lake Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, and many others. Instead of booking all these treks separately, why not book this single package.

 

Can I join the Private Annapurna Circuit Trek?

 

You just ask us and we the team of Mission Himalaya Treks are eagerly waiting to serve each of our beloved visitors as per their wish and demand. With us, you can join any private as well as group treks. However, joining these private treks may cost some extra than the other group treks. Please contact us for more information.

 

Can I see Annapurna and Dhauligiri during the round Annapurna Trekking?

Well, the whole trek is all about the diverse terrain, climate, culture, and mountains. Throughout the trail, you will have the luck to witness several mountains and peaks. So, witnessing the Annapurna and Dhauligiri will obviously come on the list several times.

 

 

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu transfer to hotel(1350m/4429ft){15 to 25 minutes driving}
Today your first day in the Himalayan country Nepal. One of our office representatives welcomes you to the TIA Arrival gate with your name card then you will be transferred to Hotel In Thamel. Today in the evening we will brief your trekking package then introduce to you your guide. Overnight at Hotel.


Accommodation: 3-star category hotel, Meals: no/ Transportation: Private vehicle.


Day 02: Trek preparation and Kathmandu sightseeing tour. 


In the morning after finishing your breakfast, we will start sightseeing day tours in Kathmandu's world heritage sites. In the beginning, we will bring you to the Pashupati_nath temple. the holy temple of Hindu which situated at the bank of the Bagmati river. This place famous to see the cremation system of the Hindu people of Kathmandu. After sightseeing In the Pashupatinath temple we will drive to Boudhanath stupa_ the biggest Buddhist stupa around the world. We will take lunch there and we will drive to Patan durbar square- one of the old royal palaces with the famous Museum inside there with the Krishna temple with 21 pinnacles. Finally, we will head to Swayambhunath stupa- a Buddhist stupa associated with Nepali Buddhism. This is a self-existent temple according to legend. then our sightseeing tour finish you will be transferred to the hotel. In AT evening we will prepare and shopping the goods for trekking then we will welcome you a local food in a typical restaurant with Nepali traditional cultural dance show. overnight at Kathmandu.


Accommodation: 3-star category hotel, Meals: Breakfast, Dinner/ Transportation: Private vehicle/ Activities: Sightseeing.


Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to jagat{1100m/ 3608ft} (8-10 hours drive)

road in annapurna circuit
In the morning we will enjoy breakfast in Kathmandu then we will drive by local bus to Besishahar, The road passes through several waterfalls, rivers, Farming lands, Some Himalayan highlands, and mountains. Like the Trisuli river a famous point for one and two-day rafting activities. After Besishahar we will follow the river Marshyangdi till Jagat. But from Besishahar we will hire the jeep and driving. the car and bus cannot drive till Jagat because of the road condition. Overnight at Jagat is near to North Annapurna Glacier.


Accommodation: Tea house or Lodge, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner/ Transportation: Private vehicle


Day 04: Trek from Jagat to Dharapani(1960m/6430ft){5-6 hours trekking}

jeep in waterfall in Annapurna circuit
After breakfast, the trails moderate and slightly uphills along the roads. In the beginning, we will reach Chamje Tibetan Tiny Village. After there you can choose two way either road easy or the beautiful trekking trail after crossing to Marshyangdi River. We will reach the delightful village Tal after steadily climbing. The village can see little farmland of Potato, Wheat, and Buckwheat. We will walk through a small forest of pine. Recross the Marshyangdi river in Koto again. then after some walk, we will reach to the Bigger Tibetan village in the Manang Valley the junction of two rivers. Overnight at Dharapani.


Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner/ Activities: Trekking/ Accommodation: Tea house or lodge


Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Chame(2710m/ 8891ft){5 to 6 hours trekking}

suspension bridge in trekking annapurna circuit
Today we trekking little west direction. We cross several landslides and forest areas today. Then we ascend the south side of the valley. The enchanting view of Lamjung Himal, Manaslu, and Annapurna 2 ios today's main attractions. Chame is the headquarters of Manang district can find bank, Hospitals and other offices. In Chame, we can go to Natural Hotspring at the bank of Marshyangdi River. Overnight at Chame.


Meals Included: Breakfast Lunch And Dinner/ Accommodation: Tea house or lodge/ Activities: trekking.


Day 06: Trek from Chame to Pisang(3300m/10824ft){5-6 hours trekking)

annapurna 2 during AC trek
North Bank of the Marshyangdi river we will follow today after breakfast. Dence of pine forest we will follow today with the majestic view of Annapurna Himalayan Ranges. First, we reach the village Bhratang is popular for the Apple garden. We tan taste Fresh apple which is very tasty. then we will continue our trekking to Dhukurpokharai can see majestic mountain view and Dhukurpokhari lake. We will lunch and heading to the right way to Lower Pisang. In the evening we will sunset hike to Upper Pisang is also a popular village because of the Mountain view and a famous Gompa or Monastery there. After little hiking to Upper Pisang, we will down to Lower Pisang and overnight there.


Meals Included: Breakfast Lunch And Dinner/ Accommodation: Tea house or lodge/ Activities: trekking.


Day 07: Trek from Pisang to Ngawal(3660m/12008ft){4-5 hours trekking}

upper pisang
Two-way leads to Manang today. one way through Humde airport and Up way from Ngawal. The view from the upper Way is best so we follow the upper way. In the beginning, we will walk a little gradual flat trekking trail then the way difficult challenging to Ghyaru almost 2 hours. It's a beautiful stone and mud constructed house surrounded by the farmland of wheat, Buckwheat, Potato, and beans. It's a fascinating cultural old village. small Chorten and rest viewpoint in Ghyaru also a big attraction of our trekking. Then we will walk gradually uphill flat and some down to another village Ngawal is also a great scenery interesting village with Gompa and Juniper trees. Overnight we spend there.


Meals Included: Breakfast Lunch And Dinner/ Accommodation: Tea house or lodge/ Activities: trekking.


Day 08: Trek from Ngawal to Manang(3540m/ 11615ft){3-4 hours trekking}

annapurna III view
Trekking to Manang quite gradually descends and flat. we will meet today the same way passes from lower Pisang meets at Mungi. then after 20 minutes of trekking, we will reach to Braga is famous for the ancient largest Gompa with the oldest carving of Thanka. Manang is just a short walk from this village. In the evening we can walk Gangapurna lake and Chonkar viewpoint is the attraction of Manang or you can visit |Himalyan rescue Association for learning some Ams information free talk every 3 pm. Overnight at Manang.


Meals Included: Breakfast Lunch And Dinner/ Accommodation: Tea house or lodge/ Activities: trekking.


Day 09: Acclimatisation day and Exploration around Manang.


We can take a short walk atAnnapurna III and Gangapurna a higher altitude today or a long walk to explore Ice lake today. Today we need rest day because our further 3 days trekking in high altitude. Today according to your desire we will bring you exploration around Manang either we can go Milarepa cave, Ice Lake, 200rs lama Gomapa or Chonkar Viewpoint from Gangapurna Lake. Overnight at Manang.


Meals Included: Breakfast Lunch And Dinner/ Accommodation: Tea house or lodge/ Activities: trekking.


Day 10: Manang to yak Kharka. (4110m/ 13484ft){4 hours trekking}

gangapurna lake in AC Trek
Starting high altitude trekking is a challenge for trekkers. Because of the possibility of High altitude sickness(AMS).In the beginning, we pass the right way because of the left way through the World's highest altitude lake Tilicho Lake. According to your time duration, you can customize and modify your route through there. but according to our plan, we will trek to Tanki Manang continuously climb to Marshyangdi River. Today The views of Majestic mountain are heart-touching. Annapurna 2 3 4 Gangapurna, Chulu Mountain, Tilicho Peak, Khangsarkang mountain can see along the trails. then we will climb to Guangsang. just 2 tea houses there. we can see some horse and Yak grazing in the trails. big trees and forests cannot be seen here because of the high altitude. No vegetation and farmland today. Crossing a small wooden bridge and ancient mani wall during the trek. overnight at Yak Kharka. 


Meals Included: Breakfast Lunch And Dinner/ Accommodation: Tea house or lodge/ Activities: trekking.

 


Day 11: Trek from yak Kharka to Throng Phedi(4600m/15092ft){3-4 hours trekking}
According to high altitude trekking rule, we just walk 500 meters today. A short day trekking with slowly uphill and gradually flat. Giving the rock scenery and several Landslide today. Which is very dangerous. we can see some board of landslide information and Danger area. at the beginning first 4 houses villages come called \leather and then we cross a suspension bridge and climbing half our after then the way flat and moderate. In throng phedi, we can see just 2 houses with 200 person capacity. but it closes during winter if big snow level. Afternoon we will hike a little through throng high camp around 1 hour. But stay overnight at Throng Phedi.


Meals Included: Breakfast Lunch And Dinner/ Accommodation: Tea house or lodge/ Activities: trekking.


Day 12: Trek from Throng Phedi to Muktinath(3800m/ 12467ft){7-9 hours trekking}
Today is the climax day of the Throng-La Pass trek. Most Challenging day and most beautiful day in our while trekking.Lifetime unforgettable experience you can make because of world-famous High pass required around 1000 m climb up nad 1600 m trekking downhill. The mountain Yakawagang and Throngpeak middle make you the best trekking experience. We can see the Kaligandaki River below and finish the Marshyangdi river. Today we start trekking early because before midday we will pass is better because the afternoon maybe big windy and it affect trekkers. The Huge Dhauilagiri ranges can be seen after the pass.

Throng La pass 5416m

After a short rest and lots of photos there, we can take a high-altitude tea there and a long drop to Muktinath start. the long descend reward you the best sleeping today in low altitude. Muktinath is an important temple for both Buddhist and Hindu pilgrimage. Thousands of prayers flags with 108 spiritual water taps and 2 ponds with Natural burning fire is the main attraction of this temple. Some Banyan and p[eepal trek can see there the mix temple shows you mutual religious harmony of Nepal. Tibetan people tell this holy place {CHU MIG TSA GYE} meaning 108 spiritual places. overnight at Muktinath.


Meals Included: Breakfast Lunch And Dinner/ Accommodation: Tea house or lodge/ Activities: trekking.

 


Day13: Driving from Muktinath To Tatopani(1200m/ 3937ft){7-8 hours driving}

muktinath Temple
The road was built below the Muktinath while before it was famous trekking trails.. because of dusty and crowded of car Mission Himalaya Treks And expeditions Suggest you not to trekking. we can drive today by bus or jeep alone the Kali Gandaki valley or deepest gorge in the world was very pleasant It's Very Impressive gorge after pass the Apple kingdom of Nepal Marpha. arpha is the beautiful village of Stone and Agricultural center. Then we will drive to Tatopani. Tatopani is famous for Natural hot spring shower. people believe that if you take shower there your skin disease will disappear.


Meals Included: Breakfast Lunch And Dinner/ Accommodation: Tea house or lodge/ Activities: trekking.


Day14: Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani(2850m/9350ft}(7-8 hours)
today after breakfast our trails uphill to Ghar stream valley its south side of Annapurna massif mountain. most of the way we will follow oak forest Rhododendron and magnolia. WE pass Ghara, Phalate Chitre, and Shikha on the way with a beautiful view of Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain. Ghorepani is the best tourist hub below Poonhill.


Meals Included: Breakfast Lunch And Dinner/ Accommodation: Tea house or lodge/ Activities: trekking.


Day 15: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara(1070m){ 7 hours trek and 1 and half hour drive}
Today we will hike in the morning 1 hour to Poonhill to see majestic sunrise mountain view. From the top of poonhill, e can see 14 snow-capped mountain including 5 Dhaulagiri, Tukuchepeak, Dhampus Peak, Nilgiri, Annapurna South and Fishtail with other lots of snowy Himalayan peaks.  after sunrise, e will back to Ghorepani and take the breakfast. After completing our breakfast we will trek down to Nangethanti, Uklleri, Hile, Matathanti, and Birethanti and finally to Nayapul. Its trekking start point of Annapurna Base camp and Ghorepani Poonhill trekking. We will finish the trek there and drive to Pokhara for Complete the trekking.


Meals Included: Breakfast Lunch / Accommodation: 3-star category hotel/ Activities: trekking/ Transportation: private vehicle.


Day 16: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu(1350m){7 hours driving}
Today we will take a breakfast and go to Pokhara tourist bus park to take a tourist bus to Kathmandu. On the way, e can explore the l culture of people, Farmland, Cable Car, Lots of rivers, Hills and riverside. After a long drive to Kathmandu, we will transfer to you to the hotel. At evening we will share your trekking experience to our office representative. Overnight at hotel at Kathmandu.


Meals Included: Breakfast,/ Accomodation: 3-star category hotel/ Transportation: private vehicle and tourist Bus.


Day 17: Shopping, Departure or Extend your holiday.
Today we will drop you to the airport to go back tour sweet home. According to our Nepal airport rules and your check-in time, e will drip you 3 hour prior toe fight to the airport. and waiting for your next trip with your friend and relatives for other Nepal trekking destination. Have a safe and enjoy the home hope to see you again.


Meals Included: Breakfast Accomodation: None/ Transportation: private vehicle.


 

Cost Details

What is included?

  • All private transportation from Airport to Hotel and Hotel to Airport.
  • Kathmandu city accommodation in 3-star standard hotel with free breakfast as per itinerary. 
  • Pokhara lake city accommodation in 3-star category hotel with free breakfast as per itinerary.
  • 3 main course meal during the trekking(breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) with fresh fruit as a dessert as per the availability.
  • Very experienced and knowledgable trekking guide from Government well trained with his salary, transportation, accommodation and insurance and food.
  • Very strong porter as per itinerary with his insurance, food, transportation, and salary.
  • All government and local taxes with company service charges.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project(ACAP) permits and Trekkers Information Management System permits(TIMS). 
  • Trekking registration certificate after complete the trek signed by your guide and company owner.
  • Kathmandu to Besishahar by Public Microbus and Pokhara to Kathmandu by deluxe tourist bus as per itinerary.
  • First aid medication with your guide. 
  • Free Trekking Map for Annapurna circuit trek.
  • Welcome or Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance and live music show.
  • Nayapul to Pokhara transportation by Private deluxe AC vehicle.

What is not included?

  • International airport taxes, flight ticket, trekking equipment on the trek or in the city.
  • All expenses of personal nature & travel insurance & Nepal visa cost.
  • Any kinds of electrical items charge while on the trek and hot shower charge.
  • Personal drinks and Mineral water, sweets, candy, bar bills (Hard & soft drink) massages body, and laundry cost.
  • Tips for Guide and Porters after finishing your trip.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara except for welcome or farewell dinner
  • All things without includes section.

Customer Reviews


My mountain guide and friend after trekking.

Hector benito | Spain

Rating: 5

After spending some wonderful days Trekking in Nepal with you (Birendra) we do not want to leave the country without telling you something in this review! Hector wants to tell you that "Tu Eres un poco Cabron"Conchi says that she has been so comfortable and nice despite her is a headache for you haha"I want to say a big thank you to you and your "Garlic noodle soup"mountain medicine..!! They saved my life!! and now being a bit more serious we think you did a great job. You make us feel so comfortable and safe all the time. and that really good! we hope you also have a good time with us at the sometimes that you were working. finally, the three of us invite you to some beers and some trekking guide(Pablo Conchi and hector) in Spain so just let us know when you travel there. we will try to send more people to make you work more.

Besos y Abrozos.


Fantastic trekking.

Santiago Campos Menendez | Oviedo, Asturias,Spain

Rating: 5

We trekking combined with ABC and ACT absolutely fantastic. The crossing to the high altitude Throng-la (5416m) with amazing landscape and heart-touching views is my lifetime best. The guide was so funny told us a lot of jokes to make our trip never bore. The porter carrying luggage like they do not feel any tired. Keep it up to Mission Himalaya Trekking And Expeditions Team.

            One of our friends Chema feels sick in trekking Nawol but our guide helps us to give him medicine as well. Because of his effort and arrangement we are out of six- 6 complete Throng pass. The guide was so flexible according to our condition and desire. He managed tea houses, food, and transportation so easily.

            We give the best recommendation to Mission Himalaya Treks and Expeditions PVT Ltd. We plan to come back again for Everest Base camp Trekking with our friends and family.

Great MHT arrangement we are appreciated!!!!!!!!!!

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