Annapurna Circuit trek is one of the great walks of the world, making a complete circuit of the huge Annapurna Massif in central Nepal; Annapurna Circuit trek provides dramatic mountain scenery and a fascinating mix of local people and culture. Starting from Besisahar, we head north up the Marshyangdi Valley, through lush green foothills and terraced rice fields. Climbing higher we progress through alpine forests to a dry desert region and the Tibetan Buddhist village of Manang. During Annapurna circuit trek you can have the superb view of Lamjung, Himalchuli, Manaslu and the Annapurnas tower spectacularly over the valley.
Annapurna Circuit trek, the mountain scenery, seen at close quarters includes the Annapurna Massif (Annapurna I-IV), Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, Pisang Peak, and Paungda Danda. Numerous other peaks of 6000-8000m in elevation rise from the Annapurna range.
The trek begins at Besisahar or Bhulbhule in the Marshyangdi river valley and concludes in the Kali Gandaki Gorge. Besisahar can be reached after a seven-hour drive from Kathmandu or two hours drive from Pokhara. The trail passes along paddy fields and into subtropical forests, past several waterfalls and gigantic cliffs, and through various nomadic villages.
Annapurna Circuit trek has been voted the best long-distance trek in the world, as it combined, in its old full form, a wide variety of climate zones from the tropics at 600m to the Thorong-La pass at 5416m and cultural variety from Hindu villages at the low foothills to the Tibetan culture of Manang Valley and lower Mustang.
While trekking in the Himalayas in the wet season is generally not possible, much of the Annapurna circuit sits within a rain shadow, so it is possible to trek most parts of the circuit year-round, including during the monsoon period. Trekking in the wet season is often encouraged as hikers avoid the crowds that plague the summer months. However, the days are often damp and many of the views are obscured by clouds.
The main season for Annapurna Circuit Trek is from October and November and this is the most popular trekking season in Nepal. Though the weather is generally warm, nighttime temperatures drop below freezing. This is the busiest period on the circuit and tea houses book up very quickly.
However, December to February is the coldest period on the circuit. Depending on the altitude, daytime temperatures will be cold and nighttime temperatures drop well below freezing. The trade-off is that the trails are much less busy. Thorung-La Pass, which stands at over 5400 meters, is often blocked with snow and may be closed for days on end. Unless the snow blocks most trails, tea houses remain open during this period. Clouds prevail more frequently, but clear days are still common. Towards March the rhododendrons start flowering.
You can also opt for April to May, is the second most popular trekking season on the Annapurna circuit, because of the warming weather. Most of the snow has melted. As the monsoon period builds toward the end of May, the days become hotter and more humid.
The highlight of this trek is crossing the famous Thorung-La Pass (5416m) to enter the Kali Gandaki Valley and the long descent to the Hindu temple at Muktinath. We continue down through the deepest gorge in the world before climbing to Ghorapani. Awaking early we ascend Poon Hill (3193m) for a sensational sunrise with views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. We return to Pokhara takes us through delightful villages and ends at weeks long trek in Pokhara.
- Day 01:Arrive Kathmandu
- Day 02:Sightseeing tour
- Day 03:Drive to Besisahar (790m)
- Day 04:Trek to Jagat (1343m).
- Day 05:Trek to Dharapani (1946m).
- Day 06:Trek to Dharapani (1946m)
- Day 07:Trek to Chame (2685m)
- Day 08:Trek to Pisang (3200m)
- Day 09:Trek to Manang (3540m)
- Day 10:Acclimatization day
- Day 11:Trek to Yak Kharka (3900m)
- Day 12:Trek to Throng Phedi or high camp (4427m)
- Day 13:Trek to Thrang-La Pass (5416m) and to Muktinath (3694m)
- Day 14:Trek to Marpha (2665m)
- Day 15:Trek to Kalopani (2525m)
- Day 16:Trek to Tatopani (1160m)
- Day 17:Trek to Chitre (2316m)
- Day 18:Trek to Ghorapani (2855m)
- Day 19:Trek to Tirkhedunga (1540m)
- Day 20:Drive to Pokhara (885m)
- Day 21:Drive to Kathmandu (210kms/6-7 hours).
- Day 22:Depart Kathmandu
What's Included / Excluded?
- Meet, assisted upon arrival at Kathmandu by our office representative.
- All arrival / Departure transfers as per the itinerary by air-conditioned vehicle.
- 03 Nights twin/double room accommodation with breakfast at 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
- 01 Night twin/double room accommodation with breakfast at 3 star hotel in Pokhara.
- Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea and coffee and hot water during the trek including guide and necessary support staffs with their insurance and salaries.
- Lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
- Necessary trek transfers as per the itinerary.
- Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and Trekkers’ Information Management System fee.
- First Aid Medical Kit box.
- Kathmandu city tour as per the above itinerary with our local English speaking guide including monumental entrance fees.
- Surface transfer Kathmandu-Besisahar/Pokhara-Kathmandu by private vehicle.
- Farewell dinner at typical Nepal restaurant with cultural program.
- Applicable government taxes.
- Any meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara other than breakfast.
- Travel insurance.
- International air fare to and from Nepal.
- Nepal Tourist Visa fees.
- Items and expenses of personal nature.
- Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet.
- Personal Trekking Equipment.
- Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
- Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, landslides, domestic flight delays due to weather, political disturbance and strikes etc.
- Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost inclusion.
- Horse renting and additional porters during the trek.
- Tipping amount.
|Start Date||End Date|
|08 Dec, 2023||29 Dec, 2023|
|10 Dec, 2023||31 Dec, 2023|
|15 Dec, 2023||05 Jan, 2024|
|11 Feb, 2024||03 Mar, 2024|
|16 Feb, 2024||08 Mar, 2024|
|18 Feb, 2024||10 Mar, 2024|
|23 Feb, 2024||15 Mar, 2024|
|25 Feb, 2024||17 Mar, 2024|
|29 Feb, 2024||21 Mar, 2024|
|03 Mar, 2024||24 Mar, 2024|
|10 Mar, 2024||31 Mar, 2024|
|10 Feb, 2024||02 Mar, 2024|
|15 Mar, 2024||05 Apr, 2024|
|17 Mar, 2024||07 Apr, 2024|
|22 Mar, 2024||12 Apr, 2024|
|24 Mar, 2024||14 Apr, 2024|
|29 Mar, 2024||19 Apr, 2024|
|31 Mar, 2024||21 Apr, 2024|
|05 Apr, 2024||26 Apr, 2024|
|07 Apr, 2024||28 Apr, 2024|
|12 Apr, 2024||03 May, 2024|
|14 Apr, 2024||05 May, 2024|
|19 Apr, 2024||10 May, 2024|
|21 Apr, 2024||12 May, 2024|
|26 Apr, 2024||17 May, 2024|
|28 Apr, 2024||19 May, 2024|
|03 May, 2024||24 May, 2024|
|05 May, 2024||26 May, 2024|
|10 May, 2024||31 May, 2024|
|12 May, 2024||02 Jun, 2024|
|17 May, 2024||07 Jun, 2024|