Annapurna circuit trekking

Annapurna circuit trekking

Annapurna circuit trekking is classic trekking in Nepal Himalaya  and top 4th trekking destination in the world that lies on  western part of Nepal . Annapurna circuit trek is known as Annapurna Thorong la pass trekking  offer beautiful mountain panorama including the 3 above 8000m mountains (Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167m, Mt. Manaslu 8163m, Mt. Annapurna I 8091m) & 23 snowy capped mountains of Annapurna region trek route , Mixed culture,  wild animals ,birds etc. Trekking in Annapurna circuit take to you  trans Himalayan zone, Nomad lands with most stunning mountain panorama of two different trekking regions ( Manaslu trekking Annapurna trekking trails). Nepal Annapurna circuit  trek trails has been opened in 1997 for foreign trekkers aftermath the trails has been categorized world’s top trekking destination in UK Magazine. Trek in Annapurna circuit gradually up to Thorung La pass 5416m and enter to the Mustang valley with beautiful Himalayan views. 

Nepal Annapurna circuit trekking combine two different trans Himalayan zone Manang ( trans Himalayan zone ) & Mustang ( Rain shadow zone) . Annapurna circuit trekking has various features that involve tourist more attractions then other trekking in Nepal Himalayas. Autumn & Spring season is best time Trekking in Annapurna circuit but we Himalaya Journey Trekking arrange around the year.  We Himalaya Journey Trekking & Expedition arrange three different options Annapurna circuit trekking as below mentioned in itinerary as per your wish and holiday schedule. Do you prefer short opton Trekking to Annapurna circuit - No worry, we are here to make personalized trekking service....

Annapurna circuit trek begins at Besishar / Bulbule after 5-6 hour drive from Kathmandu. Himalaya Journey Treks & Expedition,s trekking guide led you through beautiful Marshyangdi valley ascend to Manang then via Annapurna Thorung la pass route enter in Mustang & finally reach to pokhara.   Annapurna circuit treks include world highest located Tilicho lake, Manang valley with Annapurna pass, Holy Muktinath temple, Best Apple garden in Marpha Tukuche, Saligram know as Black fossils in Kali Gandaki valley, Deepest Kali Gandaki gorge, natural Hot spring , Mixed culture with Gurung people warm hospitality, Best view point Annapurna Ghorepani poon hill etc. 

Since Annapurna circuit trekking route has been open , Himalaya Journey Treks & Expedition, Nepal arrange the numerous groups travelers/trekkers with Amazing life time experience in Nepal Annapurna Himalaya! Annapurna Thorung la pass trekking is amazing life time journeys in Nepal Himalaya for Nature and mountain lovers.

Major Highlights of Annapurna circuit trekking

*Annapurna circuit trekking is world classic treks in Nepal combine with  trans Himalayan zone and rain shadow zone at the same trip
* Explore the beautiful Manang and Mustang valley
* Side trip to world highest located Tilicho lake (4912m)
* Enjoy the pure adventure of  Annapurna circuit trek crossing the challenging Thorong La Pass (5,416m).
* Muktinath temple / salvation temple  is one of the religious highlights of the trekking  in Annapurna circuit
* Mountain zone Jomsom airport and Marpha beautiful Apple garden
* Descend through one of the deepest gorge's in the world - the Kali Gandhaki & Natural hot spring at Tatopani
* Ascend to Ghorepani poon hill (3210m) – the best view point center of Annapurna trekking route

Related trip information for Annapurna circuit trekking

How difficult is Annapurna circuit trekking?

Annapurna circuit trekking is challenging adventure treks in Annapurna region and doable if you are mentally and physically fit . No prior trekking experience required for this trip if you have it is more effective.


How difficult is Annapurna Thorong La Pass?
Annapurna Thorong la pass is a tough part of the Annapurna circuit trek but as you begin from very low level 823m from Beshishar, simply without any difficult may cross the Thorung la pass. This is highest pass of Annapurna trekking trails and minimum take 7 -8 hours from Thorong phedi to Muktinath . If your body doesn’t fit to cross the Thorong la pass then you may ascend with horse till top and descend  with your own foot to Muktinath.

When is the best time to do the Annapurna circuit  trekking?

Autumn (From mid-September to November and Spring (March to May) are the best time to do  Annapurna  circuit trekking  but we Himalaya Journey Trekking arrange around the year as per your holiday frame .. June to August (monsoon) is the rainy months  and Himalayan views may not clear and trekking trails are slippery . Winter season (December – February) is too cold and temperature almost minus and rare chance to make Thorong la pass.  

Do you need prior trekking experience for Annapurna circuit trek?
Not necessary previous trekking experience for Annapurna circuit trek because trek itinerary gradually ascend and not more then 800m up in a single day . Good physical fitness is required. Simply able to reach the destination if you follow our guide velocity.

What about accommodations and meals during the Annapurna circuit trek?
Now a days good facilities for accommodations  ( tea house / lodge) facilities entire Annapurna circuit trek as well as all type of meals ( Nepalese, Indian, Tibetan, Chinese, American, European) choose able from menu.  Almost Annapurna trekking trails has common toilet / bath room but in major cities has attached bath rooms too.

How many hours  need to hike each day?
Minimum 5-6 hours need to hike each day while participate trekking in Annapurna circuit  but some of the days need to hike 6-7 hours, for example while cross the Thorong la pass. Sometime just walk 4-5 hours too such as Manang to Yak kharka etc.

Do you need trekking permit for treks in Annapurna circuit?
Yes, you need to different trekking permit for treks in Annapurna circuit – Annapurna conservation area project (ACAP) permit and Trekkers information management system (TIMS) permit which you may obtain local Nepal trekking agency.

What about Nepal Annapurna circuit trekking cost?
we have 1984 Nepal trekking company and all agency  has own rate because of their service, reputations, legal, semi legal or illegal operations. Just for trekkers information only 1467 Nepal trek companies are fully legal company and rest of companies are semi legal and illegal so before book the Nepal Annapurna trek with any companies need to know company legal documents as well as recommended by Lonely planet guide book,  Rough guide book , travelers reviews etc.  It means Annapurna circuit trekking cost is depend on trekking company category and service.

Do you need trekking guide for Nepal Annapurna circuit trek?
Highly recommended / suggest to have professional Nepal trekking guide because of for secure treks in Nepal Himalaya , to explain about the mountains and local culture, no obstacle during the trekking even incase of snowfall during the trekking , good take care of you if incase of suffer by high altitude sickness.  Many individual trekkers are missing in Nepal Himalaya while heavy snowfall in the Thorong La pass .

How to find the best and reliable Nepal trekking  company  for Trekking in Annapurna circuit?
It is hard to find the best and reliable Nepal trekking agency for  Nepal Annapurna circuit  trek  if you just surfing via google or internet so travelers  should know Nepal trekking agency legal documents, service, position, either recommended in international travel guide book such as Lonely planet travel guide book,Rough guide travel book . sometime free lancer trekking guide, operator or illegal Nepal trekking agency also show up their website and sale the Nepal package trekking it means beware from illegal operation that make your holiday hazard.

 

Annapurna circuit trekking itinerary:


Annapurna Circuit Trekking : Option I. { Beshishar - Thorung la pass Jomsom Muktinath } itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1334m, transfer to hotel , Annapurna circuit trekking briefing with officially arrangements. overnight at Kathmandu

Day 02: Katmandu by bus to Beshishar (823m), Drive approximately 5-6 hours.

Day 03: Beshishar trek to Bahundada (1311m) walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 04: Bahundada trek to Jagat (1314m)walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 05: Jagat trek to Dharapani (1943m)walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 06: Dharapani trek to Chame (2713m)walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 07: Chame trek to Pisang (3185m)walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 08: Pisang trek to Manang (3440m)walk approximately 4-5 hours

Day 09: Manang acclimatizing day. During this day you can hike up to Ice Lake or Gangapurna tea shop from where you will see panoramic Himalayan views of the Mt. Manaslu 8163m, Mt. Annapurna II 7937m, Annapurna III 7555m, Annapurna IV 7525m, Gangapurna 7455m, Tilicho peak 7134m,Pisang peak 6091m etc , back to Manang .overnight at Manang.

Day 10: Manang trek to Yak kharka (4210m)walk approximately 4-5 hours

Day 11: Yak kharka trek to Thorung phedi (4640m)/ Thorung High camp (4800m)walk approximately 4-5 hours

Day 12: Thorung phedi (4640m)/ Thorung High camp (4800m) via Thorung La (5416m) trek to Muktinath.(3802m) walk approximately 6-7hours

Day 13: In the morning Muktinath Temple excursion and trek Kagbeni (2776m)walk approximately 3 hours

Day 14: Kagbeni to Jomsom (2720m)walk approximately 4-5hours

Day 15: Jomsom by flight back to Pokhara (915m)overnight at pokhara. During this day , you can make pokhara valley sightseeing.

Day 16: Pokhara back to Katmandu by Tourist bus/Flight. Drive approximately 5-6 hours, By flight 45 minutes only

Day 17: After breakfast, our tour guide will take to for historical monuments sightseeing in kathmandu valley such as Boudhhanath: visit Bodhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa than visit Pashupatinath: the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here you see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. Kathmandu durbar square: you will enjoy with different Hindus Temple , Goddes Kumari, legend of kathmadu valley and in the evening farewell dinner in Nepalese Restaurant, overnight at Kathmandu in Hotel.

Day 18: After breakfast, Relaxing/shopping with own activities , Himalaya Journey Treks & Expedition's representative will drop to Kathmandu international airport for onward journeys or if you have time to stay in Nepal will arrange any other trip such as Chitwan Junlge safari tour, Lumbini tour, Chitwan jungle safari tour , river rafting etc.

Annapurna circuit Trek itinerary: Option II.{ Besishar Thorung pass Jomsom Muktinath Ghorepani Pokhara}

Day 01: Arrival in kathmandu 1334m, transfer to hotel , Annapurna circuit Ghorepani poon hill trekking briefing with officially arrangements. overnight at kathmandu..

Day 02: Katmandu by bus to Beshishar (823m), Drive approximately 5-6 hours.

Day 03: Beshishar trek to Bahundada (1311m) walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 04: Bahundada trek to Jagat (1314m)walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 05: Jagat trek to Dharapani (1943m)walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 06: Dharapani trek to Chame (2713m)walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 07: Chame trek to Pisang (3185m)walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 08: Pisang trek to Manang (3440m)walk approximately 4-5 hours

Day 09: Manang acclimatizing day. During this day you can hike up to Ice Lake or Gangapurna tea shop from where you will see panoramic Himalayan views of the Mt. Manaslu 8163m, Mt. Annapurna II 7937m, Annapurna III 7555m, Annapurna IV 7525m, Gangapurna 7455m, Tilicho peak 7134m,Pisang peak 6091m etc , back to Manang .overnight at Manang.

Day 10: Manang trek to Yak kharka (4210m)walk approximately 4-5 hours

Day 11: Yak kharka trek to Thorung phedi (4640m)/ Thorung High camp (4800m)walk approximately 4-5 hour

Day 12: Thorung phedi (4640m)/ Thorung High camp (4800m) via Thorung La (5416m) trek to Muktinath.(3802m) walk approximately 6-7hours

Day 13: In the morning Muktinath Temple excursion and trek Kagbeni (2776m)walk approximately 3 hours

Day 14: Kagbeni trek to Marpaha (2676m)walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 15: Marpaha trek to Ghasa (2013m)walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 16: Ghasa trek to Tatopani /Natural Hot spring (1179m)walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 17: Tatopani (Natural hot spring) trek to Ghorepani (2855m) walk approximately 6-7 hours

Day 18: Early in the morning hike to Poon Hill 3210m for superb Himalayan scenery including the Dhaulagiri 8167m, Nilgiri 7041m, Fishtail/Machhapuchhare 6998m, Annapurna I 8091m, Annapurna II 7939m , Annapurna III7555m, Annapurna IV 7525m, Annapurna south 7219m, Hiunchuli 6441m, Lamjung Himal 6986m,Tukuche peak 6920m etc , breakfast at ghorepani and continue trek to Tikhedhunga/Hile(1555m)walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 20: Tikhedunga trek to Naya pul (867m) walk approximately 3 hours than by private vehicle back pokhara(915m). Drive approximately 1 hour 30 minute. overnight at Pokhara

Day 21: Pokhara to Katmandu by Tourist bus/Flight .Drive approximately 5-6 hours, By flight 45 minutes only

Day 22: After breakfast, our tour guide will take to for historical monuments sightseeing in kathmandu valley such as Boudhhanath: visit Bodhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa than visit Pashupatinath: the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here you see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. Kathmandu durbar square: you will enjoy with different Hindus Temple , Goddes Kumari, legend of kathmadu valley and in the evening farewell dinner in Nepalese Restaurant, overnight at Kathmandu in Hotel.

Day 23: After breakfast, Relaxing/shopping with own activities , Himalaya Journey Treks & Expedition's representative will drop to Kathmandu international airport for onward journeys or if you have time to stay in Nepal will arrange any other trip such as Chitwan Junlge safari tour, Lumbini tour, Chitwan jungle safari tour , river rafting etc.

Annapurna Circuit trekking tour : Option III.{ Besishar Thorung pass Ghorepani poon hill Annapurna base camp } itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in kathmandu 1334m, transfer to hotel , Annapurna circuit Ghorepani poon hill Annapurna base camp trekking briefing with officially arrangements. overnight at kathmandu..

Day 02: Katmandu by bus to Beshishar (823m), Drive approximately 5-6 hours.

Day 03: Beshishar trek to Bahundada (1311m) walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 04: Bahundada trek to Jagat (1314m)walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 05: Jagat trek to Dharapani (1943m)walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 06: Dharapani trek to Chame (2713m)walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 07: Chame trek to Pisang (3185m)walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 08: Pisang trek to Manang (3440m)walk approximately 4-5 hours

Day 09: Manang acclimatizing day. During this day you can hike up to Ice Lake or Gangapurna tea shop from where you will see panoramic Himalayan views of the Mt. Manaslu 8163m, Mt. Annapurna II 7937m, Annapurna III 7555m, Annapurna IV 7525m, Gangapurna 7455m, Tilicho peak 7134m,Pisang peak 6091m etc , back to Manang .overnight at Manang.

Day 10: Manang trek to Yak kharka (4210m)walk approximately 4-5 hours

Day 11: Yak kharka trek to Thorung phedi (4640m)/ Thorung High camp (4800m)walk approximately 4-5 hours

Day 12: Thorung phedi (4640m)/ Thorung High camp (4800m) via Thorung La (5416m) trek to Muktinath.(3802m) walk approximately 6-7hours

Day 13: In the morning Muktinath Temple excursion and trek Kagbeni (2776m)walk approximately 3 hours

Day 14: Kagbeni trek to Marpaha (2676m)walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 15: Marpaha trek to Ghasa (2013m)walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 16: Ghasa trek to Tatopani /Natural Hot spring (1179m)walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 17: Tatopani (Natural hot spring) trek to Ghorepani (2855m) walk approximately 6-7 hours

Day 18: Early in the morning hike to Poon Hill 3210m for superb Himalayan scenery including the Dhaulagiri 8167m, Nilgiri 7041m, Fishtail/Machhapuchhare 6998m, Annapurna I 8091m, Annapurna II 7939m , Annapurna III7555m, Annapurna IV 7525m, Annapurna south 7219m, Hiunchuli 6441m, Lamjung Himal 6986m,Tukuche peak 6920m etc , breakfast at ghorepani and continue trek to and continue trek to Tadapni(2045m)walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 19: Tadapani trek to Chomorung(2135m)walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 20: Chhomorung trek to Dovan(2250m)walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 21: Dovan trek to Deuarali(3215m)walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 22: Deuarali trek to Machhapuchhare /Fishtail base camp(3788m)walk approximately 3-4 hours

Day 23: Mchhapuchhare base camp trek to Annapurna base camp(4130m)walk approximately 2 hours

Day 24: Annapurna base camp trek to Himalaya hotel(2910m)walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 25: Hmalaya hotel trek to Chomorung (2135m)walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 26: Chhomorung trek to Tolka(1750m)walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 27: Tolka trek to Dhampus(1920m)walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 28: Dhampus trek to Phedi(900m)walk approximately 2 hours than by private vehicle back pokhara 915m). drive approximately 1 hour. overnight at Pokhara

Day 29: Pokhara to Katmandu by Tourist bus/Flight .Drive approximately 5-6 hours, By flight 45 minutes only

Day 30: After breakfast, our tour guide will take to for historical monuments sightseeing in kathmandu valley such as Boudhhanath: visit Bodhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa than visit Pashupatinath: the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here you see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. Kathmandu durbar square: you will enjoy with different Hindus Temple , Goddes Kumari, legend of kathmadu valley and in the evening farewell dinner in Nepalese Restaurant, overnight at Kathmandu in Hotel.

Day 31: After breakfast, Relaxing/shopping with own activities , Himalaya Journey Treks & Expedition's representative will drop to Kathmandu international airport for onward journeys or if you have time to stay in Nepal will arrange any other trip such as Chitwan Junlge safari tour, Lumbini tour, Chitwan jungle safari tour , river rafting etc.


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Service includes:-

  • Airport pick up and transfer to hotel.
  • Three night accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis ( 3 star category hotel) on twin sharing as mentioned in itinerary
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Government license holder trekking Guide.
  • Required trekking porter/sherpa who will carry your bag pack during the trekking. ( two person will get one trekking porter ( 1 porter carry 30 kg as per rule and regulation of Nepal workers Union ).
  • Kathmandu to Beshishar overland transportation by bus as mentioned itinerary
  • Trekking accomodation in Tea house / Lodge entire the trekking
  • Three time meal during the trekking Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  • Desert /fruit after having diner as company provide
  • Trekker's Information Management system (TIMS)
  • Annapurna conservation Area project (ACAP) permit
  • One night hotel accomodation in pokhara on BB basis ( three star catagory hotel) as mentioned in itinerary
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu overland transportation by tourist bus as mentioned in itinerary 
  • Kathmandu valley tour with guided trip as mentioned in itinerary
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour with private vehicle as mentioned in itinerary
  • All program as mentioned in itinerary
  • Overland transportation
  • Trekking guide both way flight ticket
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff. ( Trekking guide,  and porters)
  • Guide and porter fares and taxes.Government Tax and office service charge.
  • Airport drop

Service Excludes:-

  • Lunch & Dinner during Kathmandu & Pokhara stay
  • International flight ticket
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 40 (duration 60 days from date of issue)- you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu.
  • Disembarkation Airport Tax in Nepal -  approx. US$ 24. al equipments
  • High risk medical insurance
  • Entrance fees while sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley.
  • Alcoholic beverage and telephone calls
  • Hot drinks, Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water
  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed
  • Purely personal nature expenses
  • Tipping /Tips(Tipping is Expected).

Annapurna circuit trekking tour  Equipments

  • Trekking Bag pack.
  • Trekking day bag.( Small handbag)
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Sports shoes or sandal.
  • Trekking stick.
  • Trekking Hat, cat
  • Trekking woollen cap.
  • Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket.
  • Pullover or warm sweeter.
  • Raincoat.
  • 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock .
  • Hand gloves.
  • 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
  • 3/4 pairs of Trekking shirts .
  • 3/4 pairs of Underwear
  • Eye glass
  • Water bottle.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Flash or Torch light.
  • Camera and batteries.
  • Sun cream.

 

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Useful Information:

Annapurna circuit trekking is world's top ten trekking destination in Nepal. Trekking in Annapurna circuit take to you heart of the Annapurna region with splendid Himalayan views, trans Himalayan zone, beautiful kaligandaki valley, world's depest George, Natural hotspring, waterfalls , mixed culture, lush valleys & beautiful landscape. 

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