19 Nights / 20 Days – AC Trek – Departure Guaranteed
This (AC) Annapurna circuit trek gives vacationers a good chance to explore various Nepali ethnic groups and their way of life and customs. Journey day in Muktinath is fabulous to understand the ethnic individuals and their way of life. Trekkers experience red rhododendron timberland completely that sprouted in March to April. The scene in this trek is astonishing. A few sections of this trek give you a thick wilderness. What’s more, another part contains simply the juniper slopes and snow-capped mountains.
This is one of the best and compensating treks in Nepal. In this trek, the trekkers have a fantastic chance to investigate the superb perspectives of the southern and northern Himalayas and the delightful Nepali slopes. Thorung-La Pass (5,416m) is the most noteworthy go in this trekking. From Thorung-La Pass the trail goes the distance down to Muktinath, the essential blessed spot for both Hindu and Buddhists. Near to Muktinath sanctuary, the visitors can see the endless fire blazing over the undergrounded water spring.
Annapurna Circuit Trek – Facts
Trek Grade: Moderate to Challenging
Trek Code: SA-ACT
Duration: 20 Days
Trek Style: Tea House Trek
Best Time to go: March to May / September to November
Max. Altitude: 5416m
Age Requirement: 12+
Group Size: Small group
Annapurna Circuit Trek – Outline Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1400m)
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing/ Trek preparation
Day 03: Drive to Jagat via Besi Sahar (760m,10hr)
Day 04: Trek to Dharapani (1860m, 6hr)
Day 05: Trek to Chame (2670m, 6hr)
Day 06: Trek to Pisang (3200m, 6hr)
Day 07: Trek to Manang (3540m, 6hr)
Day 08: Manang Acclimatization day
Day 09: Trek to Yak kharka (4050m, 3hr)
Day 10: Trek to Throng Phedi (4450m, 3hr)
Day 11: Trek to Muktinath (3800m) via Thorung La Pass (5416m, 9hr)
Day 12: Exploration day in Muktinath (3800m)
Day 13: Trek to Jomsom (2743 m, 5hr)
Day 14: Drive from Jomsom-Tatopani via Ghasa in Local jeep (2590m, 4hr)
Day 15: Trek to Sikha (4hr)
Day 16: Trek to Ghorepani (2750m, 4hr)
Day 17: Trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m, 4hr)
Day 18: Trek down to Nayapul (4hr)-Drive back to Pokhara (915m, 1.5hr)
Day 19: Drive back to Kathmandu (7hr)
Day 20: Departure at any time or for additional travel plan contact us
Annapurna Circuit Trek – Highlights
- Throng la pass (5400m)- Longest pass in the world
- The central and the unique cultures of Gurungs, Thakalis and Marphas.
- Stunning view of Annapurna I –III, Bara Shikhar, and Fishtail Mountain
- The deepest gorge in the world- Kali Gandaki
- Lake city Pokhara
- Historical pilgrimage site of Muktinath
- Can enjoy a wide range of climatic zones and fluctuating elevations in such a small region.
- The view of Himalayan peaks led by Annapurna to the north and the deep Marsyangdi Valley to the south.
Annapurna Circuit Trek – Program Itinerary
First Arrival at Kathmandu
Upon your airport arrival at TIA in Kathmandu, a member of the staff from the company arrives at pick-up you. And then transport to the Hotel. Later in the day, for a pre-trek briefing, your own trekking guide comes along to brief. On the subject of the necessary arrangements for the holiday trip. For instance; about Time and Information and adventure pre-planning.
Kathmandu sightseeing/ Trek preparation
Right now, after your main morning meal, you pay a drive to visit UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites inside the Katmandu. At first, the Kathmandu Durbar Square. The structural technology is traditional and of the Malla period who guided over Nepal from the twelfth to the eighteenth centuries. Swoyambhunath Temple that is sometimes known as Monkey temple where the immense monkey population residing in the region. Another, Pashupatinath Temple, certainly one of the very important monuments of Hindu superior god Lord Shiva. The Boudhanath Stupa, the most joyful stupas in South Asia that are derived from the Tibet.
Drive to Jagat via Besi Sahar (760m, 10hrs)
Starting from Kathmandu you will drive to Syange (Overnight stay Place) through Besi Sahar, the bustling supply town for the village of the Marsyangdi Khola. The Green Mountain View along the drive from Kathmandu to Besi Sahar, remind you of the well-known area of the amazing place.
Annapurna Circuit Trek – Jagat to Dharapani (1860m, 6hrs)
After your early morning breakfast, you will follow the Marsyangdi River through terraced rice paddies, bamboo forests and gurung and tamang villages. After passing several suspension bridge crossings with several beautiful waterfalls, you will reach the village of Chamje. Below the gorge becomes narrower and steep trail in many places before climbing through the forest to Chamje. During your short break, you can feel the Nature of surrounding of the premise. Next, you will continue the long hot climb on the rocky trail by following the Marsyangdi River steadily uphill to Tal. After passing through the village of Tal you enter the Manang district and Buddhist influence becomes apparent. After that, you will continue across the valley flow to the stone gateway leading up to the Dharapani (Overnight stay place), the typical Tibetan influenced villages, where you can also go to visit the nearby Buddhist monument as well.
Annapurna Circuit Trek – Dharapani to Chame (2670m, 6hrs)
Today, you pass the Bagarchhap village that consists of unique stone houses that are flat-roofed and of typical Tibetan design. And you will go through the forest of pine and fir with the view of Lamjung, Manaslu and Peak 29 before you approach the Chame. Where you spend your night. As you reach Chame, the headquarter of Manang District, fulfilled by the fine perspectives of Annapurna II and two little hot springs by the town and a vast Mani divider with numerous standpoint to God wheels.
Annapurna Circuit Trek – Chame to Pisang (3200m, 6hrs)
After your breakfast, you will start the barley fields and apple farm by following the tributary through a complete narrow gorge. After crossing a river on a long bridge, you will have time to explore the excellent views of the rising Paungda Danda, a pillar face of impressive glacial erosion that looks finest. Then you will have led through a peaceful forest to enter the upper Manang district. Climbing, you will end up in the sprawling village of Pisang. Where you will spend your night.
Annapurna Circuit Trek – Pisang to Manang (3540m, 6hrs)
Today, you will proceed to the drier upper part of the Manang district, where the full airwaves of the storm come from the Annapurna Range. Moving on bitter atmosphere; up and down the trail in transit are holy questions of Tibetan Buddhism – chorten and Mani dividing wall. Also, when you will come at Braga, a captivating Gompa remains above Tibetan houses which stick to the slope. Their balconies framed by the top of the house beneath. Sometimes, you may see the wheat, grain, buckwheat and potato crops which are reserved by one for each year. And villagers rely upon their crowds of yaks, goats, dairy animals, and horses. Toward the evening, when you attain at a guest house in the Manang town, Annapurna II, III and IV turn out to be progressively imposing.
Manang Acclimatization day
The beautiful setting of Manang is for a pleasant rest and acclimatization day before pushing onwards to the Thorung La pass (the longest pass in the planet). There is massive viewpoint centers around the town, for example, the Gangapurna Glacier. Likewise, the Monastery where an extensive number of Buddha statues worth seeing. The town is a trading center, so any desires stuff that you need for the trekking can buy and fixed here. It is your greatest advantage place to permit yourself a lot of rest for the trip to next day.
Annapurna Circuit Trek – Manang to Yak Kharka (4050m, 3hrs)
Again, you will continue from the Manang. Head up steadily through the tangki Manang. You will branch away from Marsyangdi Khola and ascend steadily into quiet alpine area onto the Jar sang Khola valley. Afterward, you will reach a valley that expanding majestically on both sides and the commanding mountain views that showing off the snow covered peak. In this region, if you are lucky then you will see The Himalayan Blue Sheep. Consequently, you will reach Yak Kharka, where you will spend your night with dinner and breakfast.
Annapurna Circuit Trek – Yak Kharka to Thorung Phedi (4450m, 3hr)
Today, you will ascent first two-hour. After that, the trail descends to cross the river at 4,310m. You then head up to Thorung Phedi (The Overnight stay place) at 4450m, where a rock-strewn grazing land surrounded by vertical cliffs with little charm. However, The Blue Sheep and even snow leopards have been known to appear in the valley.
Annapurna Circuit Trek – Thorung Phedi to Muktinath (3800m) via Thorung La Pass (5416m, 9hr)
Today, the most difficult day. At an early hour in the morning before the wind blowing heavily on the top you’ll have to move from the lodge to accomplish at the pass 9-10 am. Generally, climate conditions (strong winds) will incredibly influence the trip. Especially, at the Thorung La Pass (5,416m). Climb steeply on a regular sequence which is quite easy to follow and walk.
[But, may be the highlights of this trek; as you cross the Thorung La pass (5416m). It is a long, intense climb by means of various little slopes. However, when you approach the prayer flag at the top. You are rewarded with totally dazzling High Himalaya view and over to the Kali Gandaki valley through the whole Annapurna Circuit range, Mukut and Mustang Himal toward the west.]
It is then a long drop to Muktinath (Overnight stay place).
Rest Day in Muktinath (3800m)
Muktinath is an interesting town; sacred to both Hindu and Buddhist. It attracts numerous explorers. Here spring water flows from a stone face through 108 spouts (108 is a sacred number to Buddhists and Hindu). This water divider incorporates a temple devoted to Lord Vishnu and beneath the statue runs a stream of water with pale flames carried about by the regular gas. There are sanctums of Shiva and his associate and Padmasambhava and also various chorten and the surrounding poplar woods. As far as anyone knows bounded from the 84 Siddhas. The mass of Dhaulagiri I makes a striking view as well.
Annapurna Circuit Trek – Muktinath to Jomsom (2743 m, 6hr)
You will descent through the downhill and pass the Tibetan-like towns until you reach Kagbeni, the Lower Mustang region. Where you can explore around the Monastery and village there. After that, you will travel through the Kali Gandaki Valley to Jomsom which is well-known for the best apples in Nepal and is generally downhill with demonstrative scenes along the way. Overnight stay at the guesthouse.
Drive from Jomsom-Tatopani via Ghasa in Local jeep (2590m, 4hr)
Today, you will drive to Tatopani via Ghasa by local jeep. On the way, you will be stopping to admire the Rupse Chaharo waterfall. One of the famous waterfall of the country. And the journey continues passing through Kali Gandaki Gorge (The world deepest Gorge), up to the overnight spot at Tatopani. This place is famous for its hot springs, where it gets its name (Tato – Hot; Pani – Water). This is the best place to relax your body with natural hot water after a long day’s trek.
Annapurna Circuit Trek – Tatopani to Shikha (4hr)
You will leave Tatopani crossing the Kali Gandaki River and Ghar Kola by suspension bridges. After that, you will gradually ascend to Sikha, a large and prosperous Magar village, where you will spend your night.
Annapurna Circuit Trek – Shikha to Ghorepani (2900m, 4hr)
You will leave the terraced hillsides, rhododendron and magnolia forests and mark the route to Ghorepani. The beautiful place, where you will spend your night with the pleasant dream around the world largest Rhododendron forest area.
Annapurna Circuit Trek – Trekking to Tikhedhunga (1540m, 4hr)
Early in the morning, you will start an hour hiking to the Poon Hill. Which provides unobstructed views of the early morning sunrise over the high Himalayas, truly magnificent and well reward the effort. Then return to the lodge and take a hot breakfast at the lodge. Then trek down to the Nayapul. On the way, you will be walking down along the ridges through rhododendron forests to the large Magar village of Ulleri. And again decent down stone staircases you reach Tikhedhunga. Where you stop for lunch and overnight camp at the tea house.
Annapurna Circuit Trek – Trekking down to Nayapul (4hr) and Drive back to Pokhara (915m, 1.5hrs)
At last, you will descend to Nayapul by walking over the first few minutes on the wide ridge. After that, muddy trail, cross the bridge and drive to Pokhara. The beautiful lake city, where you can relax and enjoy the beauty of nature.
Drive back to Kathmandu
Drive back to Kathmandu and overnight at hotel.
Departure at any time or you can extend your adventure. For more information, Contact us.
In Annapurna Circuit Trek– What is Included?
- Arrival and Departure Transfer
- All ground transportation according to the trip itinerary
- Conservation area trekking permit
- Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
- All Government Taxes and VAT
- Porters for baggage carriage (1 porter for 2 Trekkers)
- 8 kg luggage allowance while on trek
Fine Hotel/Guest Houses in the cities and Tea House in the trekking- Twin Share
Jeep, car, coaches, and minibusses relying on the group size, and Walking/Hiking
No Meals Included (USD 25-30 per person/per day meals not included)
- Competent Staffs
English speaking Certified Experience Guide, Trekking Support Staffs
In Annapurna Circuit Trek – What is not Included?
- All Meals
- Expenses due to individual nature like shopping, tipping or tips, and so forth.
- Cost due to unforeseen circumstances like Emergency Fund.
- Expenses like the budget for drinks, cigarettes, laundry, the internet etc.
- Entrance fees for sightseeing
- Tips for Guide and Porter
- Nepal entry visa fee
- Travel insurance
- International/ Domestic flight tickets and airport charges
- Expenses for the services other than included above
Before You Go Annapurna Circuit Trek
Note: Remember that this mentioned detail itinerary is the statement of expectation and to be applied as a guide only. Every day may difference due to the strolling times of the groups, weather conditions, the health condition of a group participant, unpredicted natural disasters, etc. The guide responsible for your visit will change the timetable as necessary and any such fluctuations of the itinerary are at the decision of Stunning Adventure Pvt. Ltd and your Guide. But, your guide will promise that the trip runs with mentioned original itinerary. Please be standing by to be stretchy if required.
In the cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara, you will get the accommodation on a twin share basis with private facilities. In Annapurna circuit trek, overnight in local lodges/tea houses and is of a basic and simple standard. Rooms are on twin share and sometimes have to adjust in multi-share basis with basic shared common toilet services. Somewhere lodges room with attached bathroom is also available. Hot showers are offered in a few spots with a little charge.
Transport is provided to and from Kathmandu/Pokhara to the start and finished point of the trek. Inside the municipalities or in the urban cities is via land cruisers, jeeps, coaches, autos, and minivans depending on the group size. In the Annapurna circuit trek, in some cases, donkeys, yaks, horses, are utilized for carrying the things. But, walking and hiking is the prime method of moving, while your bags will be conveyed by Porter or animals.
In the municipalities like Kathmandu and Pokhara, you can find a variety of restaurants of every style and price range. On the trekking path, meals are available in teahouses, lodges with limited menus. There are countless tea houses and lodges in Annapurna circuit trek along the trial. Foods are mostly plain, just providing and a portion of meals are often quite sizeable.
Do remember: Bring your favorite snacks too like, Chocolate bar, Sneaker, Mints etc. just remember you have to carry for long drives and treks. Because there will be no fixed time to have your lunch.
Supporting Staffs and Guide
We will arrange for you a government-approved expert trek guide helped by the porter who will carry your gear. One porter for two visitor or trekkers. Your guide is in the charge of the trip and this is the one who helps you in any trouble condition. If you have any questions and issue, you can better ask him. All of our leaders and guides are capable in all part of the trek. Like; in the emergency line of attack, safety, medical aid, and high altitude calming. You can find them professionals who are selected according to their knowledge and enthusiasm for Nepal and also its individual’s communities. However, you need to realize; like they are genuine guides and their English might be fundamental. Only have knowledge about the Trek-related parts.
Your incredible trip gets started
In this Annapurna circuit trek venture, while you are in urban cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara. Your day begins with a wake-up call from your hotel reception. After the breakfast and belongings pack-up, you will then begin driving to your destination. While you are on the trek, days start with breakfast at the tea house where you stay. And you should pack up your belongings before breakfast, as Porter will set off before timetable to appreciate the brilliant sun’s beams that strike on mountains. You should be on the trail by around 8 am.
Stopping for a casual lunch around twelve. The meal break is for some area around one hour. You will have lots of OK’ing time to explore your surroundings or relax. The evening walk is all things considered shorter and you reached at an overnight place around 4 pm. Rest of the time for sightseeing near to destinations, religious havens, sightseeing over the village or fundamentally busy with a book or getting up to speed with your diary. Dinner is generally around 7 pm after which you will have time to relax.
The Stuff to Accept in Annapurna Circuit Trek
Your things should be limited to 16 kg (8 kg for each person) that is carried by the porter and is not attainable to you throughout the day. Your backpack should cover all the stuff that you have need of during the day. This commonly comprises of a rain coat, warm dress, camera, water bottle, lip balm sunscreen and so forth. Your guide will let you know each night of any extra things that you will need for the following day. If you have a pleasing backpack, your bag must be a couple of kilograms.
Before doing this Annapurna circuit trek, if you do some physical exercise like jogging, cycling, energetic walking, swimming and up down with the trekking boots in some stone steps that will be much better. Because you are going for the long day trekking in the remote part of the region. Ordinarily, every day strolling hours in this trek is 5-6 hrs. Even some days may take 6-7 hrs. as well.
It is hard to have full confirmation grading system. Because everyone has unlike wish and impression of their fitness level. Remember that no trek in the Himalaya is a stroll around all incorporate going all over at height and that height impacts everyone in an unforeseen way.
It is generally, for the most part, it is not possible to change the foreign cash or traveler cheque except in the greater urban areas like Kathmandu or Pokhara. Thus, when you are on the Annapurna circuit trek or in mountains, cash money is king for all else. In this way, before your trek begins, it is strongly recommending to change the cash or foreign currency in the urban areas.
Nepal official money is Nepalese rupee, NRP or Rs. Make ensured for the little cash in Nepalese rupees that starts in 1, 2, 5,10,20,50,100,500 or 1000. Because you require cold hard cash for the costs like; spending plan for beverages, an extra charge may be required for touring or sightseeing, emergency fund, departure tax, tipping or tips, shopping, additional costs, for Porter and so forth. This is to inform you that around 25$ – 30$ or 2500 to 3000 rupees for every day per individual regularly may be costs in your meals or others which is excluded in your packages.
In Nepal, some of the currencies are banned for exchange and you should find the convertible currencies while you are in Nepal. Computer aided design USD, AUD, and EUR are for the most part convertible.
Due to the western impression trekking staff, for instance, guide and porter have to get the chance to be normal to expect a tip. It’s compulsory here and not a need. If you have had a good service, use your kindness.
Tipping is an individual and voluntary matter and tips are no included in your excursion cost.
If you hope to prize the hard work of the guide and porters who have struggled to make the Annapurna circuit trek as you expected, we propose: USD 5 for every day for a group of 8+, USD 6 for each day for the smaller group.
Travel Insurance is excluded in your trip cost. We strongly suggest that, take out a comprehensive travel insurance earlier your trek from your nation of origin. Your Travel protection must cover against personal accident, medicinal costs, crisis clearing (counting helicopter rescue) and individual risk (robbery of things and materials). We likewise suggest that it covers trip cancellation, loss of baggage and belongings.
Health condition and requirements
As you trek to the height, your Health condition must be sound. Trekking in Nepal need not be viewed as a risky affair similarly as your health is a concern. There is no particular health requirement for passage into Nepal. Then again, as Annapurna circuit trek goes height up to 5400 m. All things considered, preventive measure, for example, through medical checkup and vaccination before you begin trekking can save you from the unexpected hazard. In any case, you should counsel your specialist doctor for an up to date information regarding inoculations, high elevation solution and Medication for any sensibly predictable diseases. As outside Kathmandu or Pokhara, medical stores will be few and far between and also limited in what they can supply.
If it’s not too much trouble, know that the medical facilities are not of the same standard you may expect at home. In this way, it is strongly suggesting that you should carry an individual emergency treatment box like first aid kit as well as the sufficient quantity of personal medical requirements. Common problems like dehydration, loose bowels, fever, headache, and tonsil may happen during the Annapurna circuit trek time frame. So, plan accordingly. When you feel too much cold frisk your body and drink hot water, garlic or ginger tea or soup.
Be aware that some drugs, including anti-malarial, have side effects at altitude. Please discuss this carefully with your doctor.
High Height Sickness
Better known as Acute mountain sickness. It results when our body fails to adjust in higher elevation and can affect anyone. Being young, strong and fit does not help. The possibility of being affected when you climb rapidly at the elevation of 2500 m from the sea level. The care for the acute mountain sickness is to rise gradually, 300 meters for consistently more than 3,000 meters until you have familiarized yourself.
Early mountain sickness will occur itself in a sleeplessness, headache, loss of appetite, dizziness, vomiting, sickness, slightly swelling on face and hand. Do not neglect this warning, otherwise more serious symptom can happen which can even bring the demise inside a couple of hours. The main cure for AMS is to go down to a lower height and your guide choice on this matter is last. The chance of AMS on this specific Annapurna circuit trek is high, as this trail goes through elevations above 3700-5400 meters.
Prevention Method: Drink no less than 4-5 liters of water for every day. And adapt your body to an environment with an appropriate measure of rest are the best strategy for prevention of acute mountain sickness. Try not to think it will be serious, take it easy and relax and please inform your guide in the event that you feel more extreme side effects and don’t medicate yourself without talking about it with them first.
A variety of atmosphere or climate is prevailing particularly in the high elevation. For this Annapurna circuit trek, height starts from 700 m and goes up to 5400m. So, around 2,700 m and 3,000 m, a cool quiet atmosphere prevails. And around 3,500 m and 4100 m, summers are cool and winters are especially icy. There is a variety of elevation in this trekking course. You should expect cool summer and icy winter. Changing global atmosphere example have had their effect on the Himalayan environment and mountain atmosphere is broadly variable. Continuously, be prepared for an adjustment in conditions. And note that if amazing or hazardous atmosphere conditions happens, your guide decision on any activity is last.
Trekking permit is compulsory for this Annapurna circuit trek and will be made available by Stunning Adventure. For the way to Annapurna Conservation Area, the permit must be procured that is issued by Nepal Tourism Board (NTB). A Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) cards are vital for the historical records of the NTB. Full name, nationality, identity number, date of birth, sexual category, place of residence, and two photographs for your permits are expected.
Use your private safety bag pack for your valuable assets. Don’t leave money and other important things lying around in the room, like passport, money belt, camera and so forth. Beware of pickpockets in a crowd or any spots or places.
In Kathmandu and Pokhara you can catch a same day laundry service washed by lodging or clothing shop. Be that as it may, they charged per kg. On the Annapurna Circuit trek, you need to wash your clothes by hand with brush/washing powder/cleanser. You can buy washing powder or cleanser in Kathmandu. They are extremely cheap. Use biodegradable washing powder or cleanser for flushing or rinsing. Finally, you need to depend on daylight or heater for dry.
Necessary Equipment Need to Carry for Trekking
You should bring an agreeable medium measured backpack to carry the things that you will require during the day. This should have a belly strap or better an extended waist belt.
- Waterproof Light weight strolling boot or shoe to wear in the lodges.
- Walking boots – lightweight, waterproof and well-worn in
- Water bottle – at least 1 liter, aluminum or Nalgene Polypropylene are best
- 4-5 cotton T-shirts
- 3 sets of thin and 3 sets of thick woolen socks.
- Lightweight trouser and thick trouser are helpful for higher up in the Annapurna Circuit Trek in the morning and around evening time.
- A sunglass or snow glasses.
- A sunhat and guarantee it has a wide overflow to cover the face and neck.
- Bio-degradable toiletries with substantial and little towels. Bathroom tissue or toilet paper can be purchased in Kathmandu and Pokhara or a few towns in the mountains.
- Small headlamp or torch or flashlight.
- First – Aid – Kit
- Knife or sewing kit
- Sunscreen or sunblock or suntan lotion or cream
- Warm Jacket- Fleece jacket
- Sleeping bag
- Wind and water proof trouser and Raincoat also.
- Woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night.
- Pair of Gloves- Wool or fleece
- Lighter-For blazing the bathroom tissue and waste
- Money belt
- Bag liners – expansive, thick rubbish bags to line and water/dust proof – Duffle Bag
- Thermal Underwear
- Woolen shirt and thick sweater