Annapurna Circuit Trek

Duration: 19 Days   |   Based on 2 Reviews   |   Trip Map
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Tourist Bus
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge to lodge
  • Max Elevation: 5416m

Annapurna Circuit Trek is a grand excursion encircling the Annapurna Conservation Area. It begins from the lower altitude of the Marshyangdi River valley, goes through the ethnic communities and cross over the world’s highest Himalayan pass, which is known as the Thorung La Pass (5416 meters). Round Annapurna Trek combines the Annapurna region and beyond of it.

After sightseeing in the Kathmandu valley, you drive to Bhulbhule and start the foot hill excursion. The cascading waterfalls and sub-tropical forests are fabulous. Numerous ethnical villages as Pisang and Manang are culturally loaded and highly influenced by the Tibetan Buddhism. Monasteries and Chhortens are prevailed on the trail of Annapurna Circuit Trek. The treeless region begins as you are about to reach the Thorung Phedi. Climbing the Thorung high pass is a bit challenging as the climbing trail is steep and slippery. Reaching the top of the Thorung pass, you will be blessed with the majestic views of Mt. Annapurna, Manaslu, Nilgiri and the neighboring snow-capped peaks .

The descending trail is also technical and leads you to Muktinath temple, a highly venerated sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists. The trek continues through the Kali Gandaki valley and the deepest gorge of the world. From Tatopani, the trail splits to Ghorepani and trek leads you to to the phenomenal view-point of Poon Hill. Sunrise over Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Himchuli and others can be seen stunning. With the snow-capped mountains all around, it is undoubtly a photographer's paradise. Walking through the rhododendron forest, you reach to Nayapul and conclude the trek.

Marvel Adventure organizes Annapurna Circuit Trekking by offering professional Annapurna guides, customized itinerary and the holistic aspect of the trip. We are fully committed to make your trek outstanding and memorable. Feel free to contact us for more details regarding this trek.

Highlights

  • Kathmandu and Pokhara valley sightseeeing
  • Explore culturally loaded Manang village
  • Crossing Thorang La Pass (5416m)
  • Visit the sacred Muktinath Temple
  • Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world
  • Panaromic mountain views of Annapurna range
  • Natural hot spring at Tatopani

Day to Day Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02City tour and sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley
  • Day 03Drive to Bhulbule (923m)
  • Day 04Trek to Chamje (1410m)
  • Day 05Trek to Bagarchhap (2160m)
  • Day 06Trek to Chame (2710m)
  • Day 07Trek to Lower Pisang (3240m)
  • Day 08Trek to Manang (3540m)
  • Day 09Acclimatization day at Manang
  • Day 10Trek to Yak Kharka (4120m)
  • Day 11Trek to Thorung Phedi (4,560m)
  • Day 12Over Thorung La (5,416m) to Muktinath (3,802m)
  • Day 13Trek to Kagbeni (2840m) and to Jomsom (2720m)
  • Day 14Drive down to Tatopani (1190m)
  • Day 15Rest day at Tatopani.
  • Day 16Trek to Ghorepani (2750m).
  • Day 17Trek up to Poonhill and Trek down to Nayapul, then drive to Pokhara
  • Day 18Drive back to Kathmandu
  • Day 19Drop to Airport for your flight to home
Detail Itinerary

What to Expect

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
  • Three night standard Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Guided Kathmandu sightseeing tour
  • Standard meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Government license holder guide 
  • Strong and helpful porter with proper equipments (1 porter for 2 people)
  • Salary,food,accommodation and insurance for guide and porters 
  • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek
  • All land transportation
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) card
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entry permit
  • Two nights standard Hotel in Pokhara
  • Comprehensive first aid kit
  • Government taxes and official expenses
  • International airfare and taxes
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Your Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu
  • Entrance fee in the heritage sites during city tour.
  • All the expenses of personal nature
  • Any kind of drinks and desserts during the trek
  • Tips for guide and porter (Tipping is expected)

PRICES & DATES

Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
22 Mar, 2019 - 09 Apr, 2019AvailableUS$1150Book now
26 Mar, 2019 - 13 Apr, 2019AvailableUS$1150Book now
29 Mar, 2019 - 16 Apr, 2019AvailableUS$1150Book now
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Useful Information

1. Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory for all clients undertaking any trip. It should provide adequate security for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue and loss of luggage. Make sure that your insurance policy covers up to 2500-5000 meters of altitude.

2. Packing List

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun-Cream and Lip Balm with high SPF
  • Hat/Cap
  • T-shirt, Vests and Shirt
  • Fleece/Sweater
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Down Jacket
  • Waterproof Jacket and Trousers
  • Warm Gloves
  • Hiking Boots
  • 3-4 pairs of socks
  • Day pack (30-40 liters)
  • Torch light
  • Water bottle (Minimum 2 liters)
  • Small Hand Towel
  • Sleeping Bag for up to -15 Degree Celsius

3. Guide and Porter

We provide experienced, knowledgeable and honest guide with good communication skills in English language to make your trip wonderful. The guide will provide all the information about the mountains, different histories, cultures, traditions and many more. We will provide 1 porter for 2 people. The porters are helpful as well as strong and will carry a maximum of 25 kgs combined. After giving the best services along with the hard works up in the mountains, guides and porters expect some tips from your side. Tipping culture is very common in tourism sector.

4. Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness, also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), is a pathological effect of high altitude on humans, caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. It commonly occurs above 3000 meters. It presents as a collection of nonspecific symptoms, acquired at high altitude or in low air pressure, resembling a case of "flu, carbon monoxide poisoning, or a hangover". However, most people can ascend to 3000 meters without difficulty.

Primary Symptoms of Altitude Sickness:

  • Lack of appetite, nausea, or vomiting
  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Swelling of hands, feet, and face
  • Insomnia
  • Shortness of breath upon exertion
  • Nosebleed
  • Persistent rapid pulse
  • Drowsiness
  • General malaise

Prevention:

Ascending slowly is the best way to avoid altitude sickness. Avoiding strenuous activity such as skiing, hiking, etc. in the first 24 hours at high altitude reduces the symptoms of AMS. Alcohol and sleeping pills are respiratory depressants, and thus slow down the acclimatization process and should be avoided. Alcohol also tends to cause dehydration and exacerbates AMS. Thus, Marvel Adventure strictly suggests avoiding alcohol consumption in the first 24–48 hours at a higher altitude.

Guides and porters from Marvel Adventure are very much familiar with this problem due to their experience. All of them are trained with basic medical trainings and hence they definitely can help you.

Testimonials

  • Emeline Tenor
    Emeline Tenor, France

    Nice guide and super trek

    Last summer, I went to Nepal with friends to trek. I met Nir who‘s a really good trekking guide. He was really nice, reliable and knowledgeable. He cares about everything during the trek : accomodation, food, travel from Kathmandu to the first step of trek... Moreover his website is clear and attractive. He answers quickly to messages. This was a great eperience, thanks to Marvel Adventure.

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    Alan R, Nepal

    Annapurna Circuit

    Nir was our guide for the Annapurnna Circuit, which we completed this December (2018). We had a fantastic time and would really recommend this trek.Nir was a very informative guide, nothing was too much trouble and he and the team really went out of their way to look after us. Especially making sure we ate well and looking after our health. He made sure the kitchen each night prepared fresh food and no-one had any stomach trouble (something which can't be said for many of the other hikers we met). We felt in good shape for the big day hiking over the pass and we were confident of making it over with Nir as the guide. Kumar was a great co-guide, very cheerful and Anup, Mr Lok and Prem were really great porters. So helpful and always with big smiles despite trekking while carrying so much stuff.Thank you so much!

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