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Annapurna Circuit Trek

Overview

Annapurna Circuit Trek takes the top spot, when it comes to naming the best Himalayas circuit hiking paths in the world. Annapurna circuit trek is classic trek in Nepal. This trek is consider as one of the world famous circle trek. Photo taken during Annapurna circuit trek before entering to Chame village. being the world’s most stunning circle path for hiking and adventure. This two-week long hiking circuit that circles the beautiful Annapurna range by far encompasses Nepal’s biggest cultural and environmental elements.
The Annapurna circuit trek journey starts in the small hill town of Dharapani, where you drive from Kathmandu to Besishahar and then take another jeep drive to reach Dharapani. Along the way, you’ll pass through amazing, lush vegetation, difficult gorges formed by the Marsyangdi River, the beautiful Marsyangdi Valley, and wonderfully situated authentic Gurung villages. As the trek goes higher, trekkers arrive to Manang- an elevated Gurung Village that has the Mountaineering School. Overcoming the challenge of lofty Thorang La Pass 5416m, that offers the most striking panorama of Annapurna Ranges the trek slides down to sacred Muktinath. Muktinath, is a place of great spiritual significance a high altitude pilgrimage is equally holy for all religions and attracts thousands of devotees each year.
From Muktinaath, the trail descends through the Kali Gandaki River Valley, home of the world’s deepest Gorge, to Jomsom, also known as the Windy town, and the area is also well-known apple plantation center of Nepal. You can try and take sip of locally made apple brandy at your way back before finishing this trip.
Because of its unmatched cultural and natural highlights, as well as the kinds of services and amenities that the local teahouses in the area provide, the Annapurna Circuit Trek is the most well-liked classic trek in Nepal.

Highlights

Pass through the challenging Thorong La pass
Experience dramatically changing scenery
Trek ends by breathtaking alpine flight from Jomsom
Have a wonderful time in Kathmandu and Pokhara

Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival at Tribhuvan International airport Kathmandu. Pick up by Sherpa Brothers treks representative, transfer to hotel check in and welcome drink from receptionist. Rest and briefing about trip. In the evening welcome dinner offer by Sherpa Brothers Treks at Traditional Nepalese cultural restaurant, O/N in hotel with bed and breakfast

Day 2 : Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar 6 hrs, and drive to Dharapani (1920m), 5 hours

Day 3 : Dharapani to Chame (2630m), Approx: 6 hrs trek

Day 4 : Chame to Pisang (3190m), Approx: 6 hrs walk

Day 5 : Pisang to Manang (3520m), Approx: 5 hrs trek

Day 6 : Rest day in Manang and hiking around the area for acclimatization

Day 7 : Manang to Yak Kharka (4010m), Approx: 6 hrs walk

Day 8 : Yak Kharka to Thorung Phedi (4500m), Approx: 3.5 hrs walk

Day 9 : Thorung Phedi to Muktinath (3795m) via Thorung La Pass (5416m) Approx: 9-10 hrs walk

Day 10 : Muktinath to Jomsom (2700m), Approx: 5 hrs walk

Day 11 : Jomson flight to Pokhara

Day 12 : Pokhara flight to Kathmandu flight and last day shopping

Day 13 : Final departure; as per flight time, pick up from hotel and drop 3 hour earlier to international airport for home departure

Services Includes

    • Accommodation and 3 times meal during 9 days Annapurna circuit trekking period
    • Professional and experience license holder trekking guide salary, insurance
    • Porter salary, equipment’s and insurance
    • Transportation to Beshishahar and Dharpaani
    • Airflight from Jomsom to Pokhara and Kathmandu with guide
    • Standard hotel with deluxe BB in Kathmandu 2 nights and 1 night in Pokhara
    • ACAP Annapurna conservation area permit and TIMS permit
    • Private transport for airport receive and departure in Kathmandu
    • Trip route map
    • Duffel bag for packing daily trek gears
    • Warm sleeping bag
    • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu

Services Excludes

    • Personal nature expense such as WIFI internet, data pack, telephone calls, bar and beverage bills bottled drinks including (cold drinks and mineral water/boiled water, laundry)
    • Personal insurance
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
    • Unforeseen accidental rescue expenses
    • Days beyond the itinerary
    • Gratitude to staff

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Additional Information

Accommodation and food

In Kathmandu & Pokhara: 3 star Deluxe hotel with bed and breakfast on twin sharing.

On trek: 9 days twin sharing accommodations in tea house (trekking guest house) and meals on full board. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea/ coffee). The tea houses along the trekking route provide basic but comfortable accommodations, with twin sharing rooms available. These tea houses also offer a variety of delicious home cooked meals to keep you energized throughout the day, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Additionally, you can enjoy hot drinks such as tea or coffee to warm up after a long day of trekking.

Travel Insurance

Sherpa Brothers Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. take every care to make our treks safe and enjoyable. All our routes are scouted to ensure the trails are safe and the facilities along route are of an acceptable standard. In addition, we have vast experience of trekking at altitude and are trained to deal with Acute Altitude Sickness. However, due to terrain, weather and altitude, risk is not always predictable in the Himalaya. To ensure you have a worry free time with us, personal travel insurance is essential to cover the cost of unforeseen accident, illness or rescue. The costs involved can be large and personally overwhelming in the unlikely event of accident or injury.
All Nepalese staff, guides and porters employed by Sherpa Brothers Pvt. Ltd. are covered locally but we regret that we cannot offer insurance for our clients.

When is the best time to do Annapurna Circuit Trek

While, the best times to go walking and trekking to Annapurna Circuit are in the spring (late February – May) and autumn (late September-Mid December).

Autumn; The best time of year to do Annapurna Circuit Trek is supposedly in the autumn. With dry weather and crisp, clear skies, the mountain views are at their best. Since the summer monsoon, the countryside has been lush and green.
Spring; As the weather warms up in late February and May wide variety of trekking options become available. The gorgeous magnolia and rhododendron will be in bloom, even though the skies may be cloudier than in the fall. If you want to trek in Annapurna Circuit in the both fall and spring time, you should book well in advance because the popular trails can get crowded during this time and flights fill up fast.

What aircraft can I travel in, and how much weight is allowed ?

The aircraft that is being flown from Jomsom airport is a Twin Otter and Dornier with twin engine, and it can accommodate up to 18 passengers including crew members. Your passenger ticket Jomsom to Pokhara has a maximum weight limit of 15 kg. Ten kilograms of checked baggage and five kilograms of hand luggage are permitted. If you have and need to weigh more than the amounts mentioned above, an additional $12 kg will be charged.

Required gears check list for Annapurna Circuit Trek

Having the right gear ensures that you are prepared for adventure and all challenges or emergencies that may arise during your mountain adventures. From proper clothing and footwear to essential tools and safety equipment, your gear provides the necessary support and protection needed to navigate through rugged terrains and unpredictable weather conditions.

Below we present you a basic complete packing list suitable for this trek.

Hiking gears

Day bag – 1
Dry Bag – 1
Walking pole – 1
Water bottle – 1
Head light – 1
Knife / Multi tools – 1

Down jacket – 1
Sleeping bag – 1
Light warm hiking trouser – 2
Warm liner – 2Cloth and body wear
Towel – 2
Warm and sun hats – 1/1
Fleece / jacket and pants – 1
Windproof jacket – 1
Long and half sleeve hiking shirt – 3
Buff for (neck and head) – 1
Walking boot – 1
Gloves / mittens – 2
Warm hiking socks (wool / synthetic) – 4
Gaiter – 1
Flip flap/ Sandal – 1

Sun protection, health hygiene and water

Sun cream – 1
Sun glass – 2
Sun hat – 1
Lip guard – 1
Tooth brush – 1
Face wash soap – 1
Sanitizer – 2
Prescription medicine
Water bottle / Camel bag – 1
Water purifier tablet / lightweight filter
Toilet paper
Menstrual product

Personal belonging items

Passport
cash
Visa / credit card
Cell phone Power bank backup and charger
Camera / Gopro

Reservation cancellations policy

There will be no fees associated with cancellations made more than 45 days prior to departure.
A penalty of 30% of the total trip cost will apply for cancellations made between 30 and 44 days prior to departure.
60% of the total trip cost will be lost for cancellations made between 15 and 29 days prior to departure.
If a cancellation is made 14 days prior to departure, there will be no reimbursement.

Additional specifications
When making your reservation, please let us know about any special needs you may have so that we can make responsible efforts to accommodate your requests and special requirements, as long as the locations and resources allow.

Tour Cost & Schedule

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Trip Facts

  • GradeTrip Grade :   High Altitude
  • Duration Trip Durations :  12 Days From Kathmandu
  • Point Highest Point :  5416m / 17,767ft
  • Season Best Season :  Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec - Mar to June
  • Meal Plan Meal Plan : Breakfast in Kathamandu, Pokhara and Full board on Trek

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