Annapurna Circuit Trek - 14 Days

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  • 1 PAX US$1050
  • 2 PAX US$930
  • 3 PAX US$900
  • 4 PAX US$850
  • 5-10 PAX US$825
  • 11-20 PAX US$799
Price Per Person US$ 799 All included Services

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Thorong La Pass, at an elevation of 5,416 meters, is one of the highest mountain passes in the world.
  • Stunning views of peaks such as Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, Nilgiri, and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail).
  • Lush green forests of rhododendron and bamboo to barren, high-altitude deserts.
  • Explore villages like Manang, Pisang, and Marpha with traditional lifestyle of the inhabitants.
  • Muktinath temple, a significant pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists, located at an altitude of 3,800 meters is known for its temple complex and 108 water spouts.
  • Takes you through the Annapurna Conservation Area, a protected region known for its rich biodiversity.
  • Encounter different ethnic groups, each with its own distinct customs, languages, and architectural styles.
  • Encounter diverse landscapes, cross suspension bridges, visit sacred monasteries, and experience the warm hospitality of the local people.
  • Panoramic sunrise views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.
  • World’s best Trekking trails according to a survey by Modern Maturity (USA).

 

Introduction of Annapurna Circuit Trek

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is a popular trekking route located in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is renowned for its stunning mountain landscapes, diverse flora and fauna, and rich cultural experiences. This trek is best of the Annapurna Circuit, offering a unique insight into the natural and cultural diversity of Nepal. Trekking in the Annapurna region is the best approach to have a close look at the formation of mysterious nature’s wonders which have facilitated this region to be highly concentrated trekking spot amongst the world since 1977 when it was first time opened for the foreigners. This region has been recognized as one of the World’s best Trekking trails according to a survey by Modern Maturity (USA).

Throughout the trek, you’ll be treated to awe-inspiring panoramic views of some of the world’s highest peaks. The Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges dominate the skyline, offering stunning vistas of peaks such as Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, Nilgiri, and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail). The Annapurna Circuit is known for its stunning natural beauty. As you trek through the route, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, deep valleys, cascading waterfalls, and terraced fields. The landscapes change dramatically from lush forests to arid high-altitude deserts, providing a diverse visual experience.

Explanation of Annapurna Circuit Trek

The Journey starts when you arrive at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and are greeted by tthimalaya office representative, who will carry your name and “Touch The Himalaya” written banner. They will take you to your 2- or 3-star hotel, where you will have breakfast. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the city at your own pace. The next day, you will visit our office for a brief explanation of the trekking program and visit some of Kathmandu’s most famous cultural heritage sites, such as Swayambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. You will also have time to shop for the most important equipment for your upcoming trek.

After breakfast, we will drive to Besisahar, which is about 178 kilometers away and will take about 6 hours. Along the way, we will pass by the Trishuli and Marshyangdi rivers, which are popular rafting destinations. We can stop for lunch near the rivers and take some pictures. In Besisahar, we will switch to jeeps and drive to Dharapani, which is about 35 kilometers away, and stay overnight in Dharapani. The next morning, we will start our trek to Chame. We will hike through forests of fir trees and rocky terrain, and we will have views of the Manaslu and Annapurna II mountains. We will stay overnight in Chame. Spend a night in Chame.

The next day we head to another beautiful village called Pisang, which is divided into Upper Pisang and Lower Pisang, each with its own charm. The village is known for its ancient Buddhist monastery and traditional architecture. You can take a short hike to Upper Pisang for panoramic mountain views or explore the lower village’s narrow alleys and stone houses. Another day, trek to Manang, which is a popular rest stop and acclimatization point for trekkers. The village offers stunning views of the surrounding peaks, ancient monasteries like Gangapurna Lake and Braga Monastery, and a glimpse into the unique culture and lifestyle of the Gurung and Manangi people. Overnight for two days in Manang.

Then we trek for 4-5 hours from Manang to reach Letdar (a small village located at an altitude of 4,230 meters), which takes you through some of the most stunning scenery in the Annapurna region, pine forests, and past small villages, offering stunning views of the surrounding mountains, including Annapurna III, Manaslu, and Himalchuli. Letdar offers a few guesthouses here where you can stay overnight. The views from Letdar are incredible, and you can often see Mount Everest on a clear day. The next day, the 4-hour trek from Letdar to Thorong High Camp is a stunning journey through the Himalayas, with stunning views of the surrounding mountains and a variety of accommodation options available.

The trek from Thorong High Camp to Muktinath is challenging but rewarding. The trail descends from an altitude of 5,416 meters to 3,800 meters and passes through some of the most stunning scenery in the Annapurna region. Along the way, you’ll see snow-capped peaks, lush forests, and cascading waterfalls. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit the Muktinath Temple, which is a popular pilgrimage destination for both Hindus and Buddhists. The temple is dedicated to Vishnu, the Hindu god of preservation, and is also known as Jyotirlinga, one of the 12 most sacred Hindu pilgrimage sites. The main temple, a two-story structure with a golden roof, was built in the 14th century by the Malla kings of Nepal.

You will trek from Muktinath to Kagbeni, the gateway to Upper Mustang. After lunch, you will continue your trek to Jomsom. From Jomsom, you will drive or fly back to Pokhara. Then, you will drive back to Kathmandu by bus, car, or plane. When we reach Kathmandu, you will have our sweet farewell party, sightseeing the remaining historical places, and an overnight stay in the BB hotel. The next day, you will depart for the international airport. Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight, a representative from Touch The Himalaya will transfer you to the airport. On your way home, you will have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

Cultural Immersion of Annapurna Circuit Trek

The Annapurna circuit trek also offers an opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture of the region. You’ll pass through traditional Nepali villages, where you can interact with the friendly locals and learn about their way of life. The region is inhabited by a mix of ethnic groups, including Gurungs, Thakalis, and Manangis, each with their unique customs, traditions, and architecture.

Biodiversity of Annapurna Circuit

The Annapurna Circuit trek takes you through diverse ecosystems, showcasing a rich biodiversity. As you ascend through the different vegetation zones, you’ll encounter lush forests of rhododendron, oak, and bamboo in the lower regions. The region is also home to various wildlife, including Himalayan Thar, musk deer, langur monkeys, and a wide range of bird species. Additionally, you may come across diverse flora, such as alpine flowers, orchids, and medicinal plants. The trek also provides opportunities to visit traditional villages and interact with the local communities, adding to the cultural and biodiversity experience.

Climate found in Annapurna Circuit Trek

The climate along the Annapurna Circuit trek can vary based on the season and altitude. The optimal time to undertake this trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer stable weather conditions and clear skies, providing excellent mountain views. During the daytime at lower altitudes, temperatures range from 15°C to 25°C (59°F to 77°F). However, as you ascend to higher elevations, the temperatures drop significantly, and nights can be quite cold, with temperatures dropping below freezing point. It’s crucial to pack appropriate clothing layers to adapt to the changing temperatures. The monsoon season from June to August brings heavy rainfall, making the trails muddy and less favorable for trekking.

Difficulty Level of Annapurna Circuit Trek

The Annapurna Circuit trek is considered a challenging trek that requires a good level of physical fitness and some prior trekking experience. The trek involves long daily walks, steep ascents and descents, and hiking at high altitudes. The highest point of the trek is Thorong La Pass, standing at an altitude of 5,416 meters (17,769 feet). Altitude sickness can be a concern, so proper acclimatization is vital. The duration of the trek, combined with the challenging terrain and high altitude, makes it physically demanding. However, with adequate preparation, acclimatization, and a gradual ascent, it is achievable for trekkers with reasonable fitness levels.

Accommodation and Local Cuisine

Along the trekking route, there are teahouses and guesthouses that provide accommodation and meals. Staying in these rustic lodges gives you a glimpse into the local way of life. You can enjoy authentic Nepali cuisine, such as dal bhat (rice with lentil soup), momos (dumplings), and thukpa (noodle soup), which provide nourishment and energy for the trek.

Best Time to Go for Annapurna Circuit Trek

The best time to undertake the Annapurna Circuit Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer pleasant weather, clear skies, and moderate temperatures, making for comfortable trekking conditions. However, it’s essential to be prepared for unpredictable weather in the mountains.

Required Permits for Annapurna Region

Trekkers are required to obtain the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) card. These permits help in the conservation efforts of the region and provide important information about trekkers.

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Itinerary

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Arrive Kathmandu and Transfer to hotel

Max. Altitude: 1400m/4593ft. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel
Day
02
Max. Altitude: 1400m/4593 ft. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 stars hotel
Day
03
Max. Altitude: 1860 m/ 6103 ft. Meals: Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
Day
04
Max. Altitude: 2670 m /8760 ft. Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Teahouse/ Lodge
Day
05
Max. Altitude: 3,200m/ 10,498ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/Lodge
Day
06
Max. Altitude: 3,540m/ 11,614ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
Day
07
Max. Altitude: 3,540m/ 11,614ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
Day
08
Max. Altitude: 4,200m/ 13,779ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
Day
09
Max. Altitude: 4,800m/ 15,748ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
Day
10
Max. Altitude: 5,416m/ 17,769ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
Day
11
Max. Altitude: 2,800m/ 9,186ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
Day
12
Max. Altitude: 820m/ 2,690ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
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13
Max. Altitude: 1400m/4593ft. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
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14
Max. Altitude: 1400m/4593ft. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel

Itinerary Note:

This itinerary is just the guide line, it can be changed (longer or shorter) as per our client's wishes, fitness, ground reality and weather condition. If you're not satisfied or have an alternative plan please feel free to discuss it with us By Clicking :- ASK QUESTION or COSTOMIZE YOUR TRIP.

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What's Included / Excluded

Cost Incluldes

  • Airport pick up and drop off by Car, jeep, Hiace or Bus. Depends on the number of arrives.
  • Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner according to the suitability of our client’s time.
  • Beginning two nights stay on arrival in Kathmandu in tourist standard hotel with breakfast included (twin share basis)
  • Internal transport and flight within Nepal as per the itinerary
  • All necessary trekking and area permit & fees, (National Park area special permit and TIMs cards).
  • OPTIONAL: Three meals a day during the trek (If of required, we provide meal during the trekking)
  • OPTIONAL: All accommodation during trek (If of required we arrange all accommodation)
  • An experienced, English-speaking, government-licensed, first aid trained trekking guide and assistant guide (5 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • An expert local porters (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Duffel bag, (to be returned after trip completion), complementary trekking maps. If needed down jacket and sleeping bag will be provided in rent.
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, Equipment, transport, food and accommodations
  • Rescue arrangements if necessary.
  • Basic First-aid kit (carried by trekking guide)
  • All government and local taxes for Trekking, Agency service charge and government tax/vat.
  • Achievement Certificate

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare and Nepal visa fee.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than in the scheduled itinerary
  • Meal and accommodations. (can be arranged by company as per the package agreement )
  • Personal insurance which covers medical, emergency evacuation, loss or theft of property.
  • Personal gears and equipment.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, hot showers, battery charging, Wifi, etc
  • Entry fees and costs in sightseeing (temples, monasteries, etc)
  • Tips and gratitude provided to guide and porter.

Fixed Departure

September-23
October-23
November-23
December-23
March-24
April-24
May-24
September-24
October-24
November-24

Can't find trip as your Schedule Date?

  • Above mentioned departure dates “AVILABLE”‘ means these dates are currently open for bookings for the particular Trek. If the mentioned dates are not suitable with your preferred date, you can make your own private trip by clicking the box billow in the bottom.
  • A date “GUARANTEED” means that we give guarantees that the costumers will be able to start theirs trek on the specified date, regardless of whether the seats are fully booked or not.
  • “LIMITED”‘ Status refers to a type of seats booking for the trek, that has been certain seats available to book
  • In the status, “CLOSED” means that the Trekkers seats are fully booked and there are no more seats available for new booking. Trekkers may be put on a waitlist for a chance to get a seat if there are cancellations unless your are requested to plan your own private trip by clicking the box billow in the bottom.

 

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