Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek

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From $1,725USD

Difficulty

Guided

Hotels / Lodges

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Highlights

Spend 19 days trekking the class Annapurna Circuit route through the Himalayas in Nepal

Witness the grandeur of the Annapurna mountain range from incredible viewpoints such as the Thorong La Pass and Poon Hill, where you can see a spectacular sunrise.

Explore the region’s Buddhist and Hindu heritage and culture as you visit sacred places and buildings.

Discover the varied natural beauty of the Annapurna region, including gorges, hot springs, waterfalls, and rhododendron forests.

Learn more about the native Gurung people and their culture as you visit villages and interact with local people.

The popular Annapurna Circuit trek in Nepal is a classic trek for good reason. This tour shows you the highlights of this beautiful region, including sunrise at Poon Hill and a challenging trek across the Thorong La pass.

You’ll witness the region’s famous mountains from many different angles and perspectives, including from above on a breathtaking flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu. This region has more natural beauty to offer than rugged mountain views, though these are truly awe-inspiring. You will also marvel at incredible waterfalls, dramatic gorges, beautiful rhododendron forests and refreshing hot springs. There seems to be no end to the beautiful and inspiring natural wonders you will behold around every bend in the trail.

This tour is also a fascinating look into different cultures and people groups in Nepal. Explore the cities of Kathmandu and Pokhara, learning more about the country’s Buddhist and Hindu religions. You’ll encounter both current and historic holy sites and temples. You will also have the opportunity to stay in small Gurung villages and be introduced to their way of life. Experience the hospitality of the local people and interact with them to learn more about their customs and culture. This tour will enrich you in mind, body, and spirit with its perfect balance of trekking adventure and cultural experiences. Don’t miss this opportunity – book your spot on the tour today!

Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu

Distance / Time: None

Overnight Location
Mandala Boutique Hotel (1,400 m/4,593’), Kathmandu
Meals
Dinner

Day 2 Explore Kathmandu

Distance / Time: As Required

Overnight Location
Mandala Boutique Hotel (1,400 m/4,593’), Kathmandu
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Transfer to Besisahar

Distance / Time: 7 hours (Driving)

Overnight Location
Lodge in Besisahar (800 m / 2,625 ft)
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Transfer to Dharapani

Distance / Time: 4 hours (Driving)

Overnight Location
Lodge in Dharapani (1,860 m/6,102’)
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Trek to Chame

Distance / Time: 18 km, 6-7 hours, 800 m of ascent

Overnight Location
Lodge in Chame (2,660 m/8727’)
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Trek to Upper Pisang

Distance / Time: 16 km, 5 hours, 800 m of ascent

Overnight Location
Lodge in Upper Pisang (3,300 m/10,827’)
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Trek to Bhraka

Distance / Time: 15 km, 6-7 hours, 139 m of ascent

Overnight Location
Lodge in Bhraka (3,400 m/11,155’)
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 Acclimatization day in Bhraka

Distance / Time: 13 km, 2-3 hours, 140 m of ascent

Overnight Location
Lodge in Bhraka (3,400 m/11,155’)
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 Trek to Yak Kharka

Distance / Time: 13 km, 6-7 hours, 500 m of ascent

Overnight Location
Lodge at Yak Kharka (4,018 m/13,182’)
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 Trek to Thorong Phedi

Distance / Time: 11 km, 6 hours, 430 m of ascent, 200 m of descent

Overnight Location
Lodge in Thorong Phedi (4,450 m/14,600’)
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 Trek to Muktinath via Thorong La Pass

Distance / Time: 20 km, 8-9 hours, 1,000 m of ascent, 1,700 m of descent

Overnight Location
Lodge in Muktinath (3,710 m / 12,172’)
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 Trek to Jomsom

Distance / Time: 16 km, 8 hours, 1,100 m of descent

Overnight Location
Lodge in Jomsom (2,800 m/9,186’)
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 Transfer to Tatopani

Distance / Time: 5 hours (Driving)

Overnight Location
Lodge in Tatopani (1,190 m / 3,904 ft)
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14 Trek to Ghorepani

Distance / Time: 16 km, 7-8 hours, 870 m of ascent

Overnight Location
Lodge in Ghorepani (2,860 m/9,383’)
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15 Trek to Ghandruk via Poon Hill

Distance / Time: 20 km, 9 hours, 600 m of ascent, 1,030 m of descent

Overnight Location
Lodge in Ghandruk (1,830 m/6,004’)
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 16 Trek to Birethanti, Transfer to Pokhara

Distance / Time: 2-3 hours trekking, 2 hours (Driving)

Overnight Location
White Pearl Hotel (1,740 m/5,710’), Pokhara
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch

Day 17 Explore Pokhara

Distance / Time: None

Overnight Location
White Pearl Hotel (1,740 m/5,710’), Pokhara
Meals
Breakfast

Day 18 Fly to Kathmandu

Distance / Time: None

Overnight Location
Mandala Boutique Hotel (1,400 m/4,593’), Kathmandu
Meals
Breakfast

Day 19 Departure Day

Distance / Time: None

Overnight Location
None
Meals
Breakfast

Annapurna Circuit Trek Price and Dates

This guided trekking tour in Nepal is run either as a private tour for your group only, however, sometimes there are options to join other groups (please enquire for more information). The pricing depends on the number of people on your group.

Pricing below is per person:

  • Guided group of 2-5: $1,925USD per person
  • Guided group of 6+: $1,725USD per person
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Accommodation on Annapurna Circuit Trekking Tour

This tour is based in trekking lodges, also called tea houses, along the trek. These accommodations are simple, since there is no road access to reach them, but they are also friendly and full of atmosphere.

Most lodges have dining areas that are heated, but the bedrooms are typically unheated. Wooden beds with foam mattresses are provided, but you will need a sleeping bag. Washing and toilet facilities are shared, and some have solar showers available for an additional charge.

Before and after your trek, stay in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu. Rooms are double occupancy, and single travellers will pay a supplement.

In some cases, accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other, comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement of $325USD to have a private room in a hotel. Contact us and we can try and match single travellers up, where possible. Private rooms are not available in the trekking lodges.

Mandala Boutique Hotel, Kathmandu

Located in a quiet corner of the Thamel area of Kathmandu, this hotel has easy access to shopping and other tourist attractions. It is clean and air-conditioned for your comfort.

Night 3-15

Trekking Lodges (Tea Houses) along the trekking route

These lodges are simple but full of atmosphere. The rooms in these lodges are not heated, but some have heated dining areas. Toilets and washing facilities are shared.

White Pearl Hotel, Pokhara

The White Pearl has a peaceful, soothing atmosphere in the clean, spacious rooms and throughout the hotel. Enjoy a wonderful view from your room, especially on the higher floors.

Mandala Boutique Hotel, Kathmandu

Located in a quiet corner of the Thamel area of Kathmandu, this hotel has easy access to shopping and other tourist attractions. It is clean and air-conditioned for your comfort.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s included in the Annapurna Circuit Trekking Tour?

Meals

18 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 14 dinners are included on this tour.

Accommodations

Accommodations for all 18 nights are included. Along the trek, stay in simple trekking lodges (tea houses). Before and after the trek, stay in 3.5-star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Transportation during the Tour

Domestic flights and land transportation described in the itinerary are included, as well as a guide on the flight and all airport taxes. Airport transfers between the Kathmandu Airport and your hotel are also included.

Also Included

  • An experienced, insured, and equipped English-speaking guide
  • Guided sightseeing and entry fees in Kathmandu
  • TIMS permit
  • Annapurna Conservation Fee
  • Porter (Insured and equipped according to IPPG rules)
  • Ascents of Thorong La (5,416 m) and Poon Hill (3,190 m)
  • Acclimatization day to explore Manang and Bhraka Gompa
  • Trekking off the main trail to the village of Lupra

Not included

  • Flights to/from Kathmandu
  • Visa to enter Nepal
  • Meals not listed as included (lunches and dinners in Kathmandu)
  • Personal drinks / alcohol
  • Additional costs due to illness, rescue, force majeure, flight/itinerary changes
  • Tips for guides and other trekking staff
  • Personal costs such as charging batteries or hot showers

Frequenty Asked Questions about Annapurna Circuit Trek

How hard is the Annapurna Circuit?

The Annapurna Circuit is a moderately difficult tour. We rate this tour as a 4 / 5. Sections of the trail are strenuous, but at higher elevations, even easier sections of trail become more challenging. Consult your doctor if you have concerns about trekking at high altitudes.

Should I be concerned about altitude on the Annapurna Circuit Trek?

You should always check with your doctor before taking a trekking tour at elevation. On the Annapurna Circuit, nights 6 to 11 are at an elevation of 3,300m (10,825’) or great. The maximum elevation you sleep at is 4,450m (14,600’) on Night 10, and the maximum height you trek at is Day 11 when you cross Thorong La at 5,416m (17,770’). This part of the trek is at high altitude, and will impact your stamina, sleeping and could pose health risks. This trek follows a standard route for the Annapurna Circuit.

Do I need a Visa?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included?

18 breakfasts, 14 lunches and 14 dinners are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have Health and Medical insurance to join this trip. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Kathmandu to start this tour?

The Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu is the only international airport in Nepal. If arriving in Nepal by air, you must fly to this airport. Transportation is provided between the airport and your hotel in Kathmandu.

Are the tours in English?

Yes, the tour guide is English speaking.

Where does the tour end?

The tour ends where it begins, in Kathmandu. Tour staff will escort you to the Kathmandu Airport.

What should I pack?

You will be given a complete packing list for your trek upon booking. Plan to layer your clothing to be comfortable at different temperatures. You should be able to add a waterproof layer (jacket and trousers) to stay dry, as well as protect yourself from the sun with a hat and sunglasses. A headlamp with extra batteries is also recommended. You will carry your own daypack (30 L recommended) during the day and your baggage on the trek is limited to 12 kg. You should also have a sleeping bag (rated for -10°C), dry bags, a padlock (to lock your trek bag) and a basic first aid kid. Please respect the traditional Nepalese culture by dressing conservatively (avoid bare shoulders and keep legs covered) You should also have a sleeping bag (rated for -10°C), dry bags, a padlock (to lock your trek bag) and a basic first aid kid. Please respect the traditional Nepalese culture by dressing conservatively (avoid bare shoulders and keep legs covered) You should also have a sleeping bag (rated for -10°C), dry bags, a padlock (to lock your trek bag) and a basic first aid kid. Please respect the traditional Nepalese culture by dressing conservatively (avoid bare shoulders and keep legs covered)

Can I charge my phone / camera / other device in Nepal?

You may need an outlet adapter for any electrical items. PRESS HERE to find more information. Electricity will not always be available along the trek. Some lodges will have solar-powered charging facilities for an additional hourly fee.

How much spending money will I need?

Plan to have cash, exchanged into Nepali rupees. It is possible to withdraw rupees from ATMs in Kathmandu but not outside the city. An estimated $400-600 USD per person should be sufficient for meals in Kathmandu, drinks, snacks and other personal expenses such as showers and charging batteries in the trekking lodges. This should also cover tips for your guide, porters, and other trek staff.

Do I need vaccines?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Nepal?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

How much should I tip my guide and porter?

Guides and porters appreciate your tips, and this forms a large portion of their compensation. If you receive good service, you should plan on tipping your guides approximately $3-$5 / per day per person in your group. You should tip your porter $2 - $4 per person per day. A larger group would tip on the lower end of the scale, while a smaller group of 2-5 would tip on the higher end.

When is the best time to travel to Nepal for this tour?

This tour is available year-round, though the best time to travel to Nepal for the Annapurna Circuit trek is during the pre-monsoon season from March through early May, or post-monsoon in October and November. Monsoon season typically lasts from late May through September.

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Trekking team focuses on a sustainable method of operation. They work with highly professional guides and offer clients flexibility and 24/7 service.

The company uses local guides, serves local food, and makes use of local homes and lodges to give back to the community. They support the local environment and in turn see many repeat customers.

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Prices

From $1,725USD

Difficulty

Guided

Hotels / Lodges

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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The Annapurna Circuit is a moderately difficult tour. We rate this tour as a 4 / 5. Sections of the trail are strenuous, but at higher elevations, even easier sections of trail become more challenging. Consult your doctor if you have concerns about trekking at high altitudes.

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Kathmandu, Nepal

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