21 days
Duration
4860 meters
Maximum Elevation
Moderate/ Strenuous
Trek Grade
Approx. 205km
Distance

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is now accepting reservations for treks beginning April 10, September 15, and November 5, 2018.

Please select from the following dates to book. For custom treks, contact us directly.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most popular treks in the world. Surround yourself with stunning views every day. Experience the rich culture of the many Nepalese and Tibetan ethnic groups along the way. You will encounter the world’s deepest gorge, Kali Gandaki, and one of the world’s highest mountain passes, Thorang La Pass.

There are four regions that you will pass through on the trek – Lamjung and Manang are predominantly Hindu areas with lush, green subtropical valleys and villages and terraced farming. Manang and Mustang are of higher elevations and are predominantly Tibetan Buddhist.

On the Annapurna Circuit, you will view Mt. Dhaulagiri (the spectacular ice pyramid), Hiunchuli, Manaslu, Annapurna I, II and II, Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail), Nilgiri, Lamjung Himal, Tukuche Peak and more. The Annapurna Circuit allows travelers to enjoy views of these mountains from a variety of angles and elevations.

Other highlights of this spectacular trek include the world’s highest altitude lake, Tilicho Lake, and the stunning Ruptse waterfall.

You will be enraptured as you pass through Rhododendron forests, secluded hamlets, and tiny mountain villages – where the lovely and warm Nepalese will charm you as you observe traditional rural life.

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Day 1: Arrival

Arrive in Kathmandu, taxi to hotel

After going through Immigration and gathering luggage, grab a taxi outside to the hotel (25 mins), located in Thamel, a vibrant neighborhood with wonderful restaurants and shopping. Relax and explore!

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Day 2: Pre-trip meeting

Pre-trip preparation.

Pre-trip meeting with guides and sightseeing/shopping around Kathmandu valley. Overnight at hotel.

Breakfast included.

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Day 3:Besisahar

Drive to Besisahar (1750m / 6 hours)

A beautiful and scenic, bumpy route! We will drive along the Trishuli and Marshyangdi rivers. Overnight at tea house.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

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Day 4: Dharapani

Trek to Dharapani (1970m / 7 hours)

Overnight at tea house.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

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Day 5: Chame

Trek to Chame (2720m / 6 hours)

After entering a thick forest and crossing several small bridges, we will arrive and some stone steps at the base of a waterfall. Ascending the steps, we continue to Chame. Overnight at tea house.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

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Day 6: Poonhill

Trek to Pisang (3200m / 5 hours)

We begin the day in a narrow, valley forest, crossing several rivers. From here the view of the spectacular Paungda Danda rock face can be seen as we ascend to the floor of the Manang Valley. Overnight at tea house.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

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Day 7: Manang

Trek to Manang (3400m / 5 hours)

Today’s trek takes us through buckwheat fields and gorgeously green meadows. We will pass through the village of Braga, home to one of the oldest Buddist Monasteries in the Himalayas. After trekking down the flat floor of the valley, we will cross the Sabche Khola River, and encounter the famous “amphitheater” of Annapurna III and IV. Overnight at tea house.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

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Day 8: Acclimatization

Rest in Manang for acclimatization.

Your guide will take you on several short hikes where you will most likely see farmers and Yak herders. There is also a medical center in town, which specializes in high-altitude sickness. Overnight at tea house.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

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Day 9: Kharka

Trek to Yak Kharka (4000m / 4 hours)

Leaving Manang, we will walk through the “old city,” past houses built with clay and stone. There is also a stupa and incredible views of Lake Gangapurna. Yak Kharka is just a cluster of small buildings, but it is on flat pasture land, surrounded by high hills and offers an amazing view Annapurnas.
Overnight at tea house.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

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Day 10: Thorang pedi

Trek to Thorang pedi (4450m / 5 hours)

You may see a herd of blue sheep today, as you make your way to the last stop before the famous Thorang La Pass. This tiny village has only two places to stay, so it’s worth it to arrive early and rest up for tomorrow! Overnight at tea house.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

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Day 11: Muktinath

Trek to crossing over Thorang La Pass (5416m) down to Muktinath (3800meters /10 hours)

Today is a long day and can feel arduous or difficult, but the amazing views and the accomplishment of ascending and crossing the Pass trumps everything! It is a 3 hour descent to Mukinath, which is a pilgrimage destination for Buddhists and Hindus. Overnight at tea house.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

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Day 12: Marpha

Trek to Marpha (2610m / 6 hours)

From here, most of the trekking will be descending as the trail goes down through the Kali Gandaki Valley. Marpha is architecturally interesting with it’s many-storied old stone houses, built by hand mud or mortar. It also grows delicious apples grown in the valley between the Nilgiri and Dahlugiri Himalayan ranges.  You may want to taste the apple brandy! Overnight at tea house.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

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Day 13: Gasha

Trek to Gasha (1970m / 7 hours)

We continue downhill, passing over rivers and by beautiful waterfalls. Overnight at tea house.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

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Day 14: Tatopani

Trek to Tatopani (1100km / 5 hours)

Today’s trek is again, mostly downhill through fields and orchards, taking us down into one of the deepest valleys in the world to the town of Tatopani. Tatopani means “hot water” in the native language and here is where you can soak your weary feet and body in natural hot springs! Overnight at tea house.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

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Day 15: Rest day

Rest day Tatopani

You may want to sleep in this morning, then have a leisurely breakfast and a stroll through town. You can also visit the hot springs again on this lazy rest day! Overnight at tea house.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

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Day 16: Ghorepani

Trek to Ghorepani (2850m / 7 hours)

Today we start to ascend again, through Ghara and Shikha villages and over a long suspension bridge on the Kali Gandaki. Today there will be a breath-taking view of Mt. Dhaulagiri, and a lush Rhododendron forest. Overnight at tea house.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

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Day 17: Tadopani

Poon Hill hike and trek to Tadopani (2710m / 6 hours)

Today we will rise before the sun to try and see the sunrise over the Annapurnas on top of Poon Hill. Weather permitting, it is an unforgettable sight!
Once back on the trail, we will trek through deep forests, eventually emerging on a grassy knoll that allows us a panorama view all the way south to the plains of India! Overnight at tea house.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

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Day 18: Tadopani

Trek to Pokhara (823m / 6 hrs, 1 hr drive.)

Today we arrive in Pokhara, the city of lakes and mountains. The peaceful quality of the lakes and the magnificence Himalayas rising behind them is a wonderful end to your trek. The city also boasts many great restaurants and bars, boats to rent and paddle, and caves to explore. You may also want to visit the “Lake Side” area, the spot to experience the night life of Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

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Day 19: Pokhara

Siteseeing around Pokhara

Overnight at hotel.

Breakfast included

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Day 20: Kathmandu

Drive back to Kathmandu

Overnight at hotel.

Breakfast included

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Day 21: Departure

Departure

Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation with breakfast at deluxe hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner each day while trekking
  • Tea House accommodation during the trek.
  • Experienced, English-speaking guide and porters (1 porter between 2 people). Also included is their food, accommodation, salary, and insurance.
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS Card).
  • Annapurna Conservation Park Permit.

Price Excludes

  • Lunch and Dinner while in Kathmandu
  • Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost. (see our info on Travel Insurance)
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 40 (duration 60 days from date of issue)
  • Personal gear and equipment including sleeping bag.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, wifi, alcoholic beverages, soda, showers
  • Tips for guide and porters.
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