Annapurna Circuit Trek
- Country: Nepal
- Activities: Trekking
- Group size: Min 1-12 Min
Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit Trekking, also recognized as Round Annapurna Trek - as being the classic trekking route; trekking to this entire Annapurna Himalayan range and exclusive views of impressive wanderings through the astonishing variety of landscape with mixtures of different ethnicities on the trail.
The mountains you get to perceive from the Annapurna Circuit is Annapurna I (8090 m, 26545 ft) (the 10th highest peak in the world) and was first climbed by the French summit in 1950. Other peaks like Mount Dhaulagiri ( 8165 m,26795 ft) (7th highest peak in the world ), Mount Manaslu ( 8165 m,26780 ft) (the 8th highest peak ) and Mount Machhapuchare (also known as Fishtail) (6995 m, 22945 ft).
This trek takes you to the abundant sub-tropical area to the huge dense alpine forest where you will be crossing the challenging Thorong La Pass (5415 m) which is the highest point of this trek. This trekking is to some extent moderate or rather a tranquil trek. With sound health, any trekkers can attempt this trek.
The way to the Annapurna Circuit Trek begins from a scenic drive to Besishar. We then start our trek from Khudi, from where you slightly get the glimpse of Manaslu range. Then our trail takes us to the subtropical forests, ascending and descending, after crossing several suspension bridges, we reach Sirung village. The communities living here are mostly from the Tamang ethnic group and you get to discover their culture and livelihood. As we continue on the trail, we will be crossing through terraced fields and after few suspension bridges, we reach Dharapani and headed towards Chame, which is the headquarter of the Manang district. We then head to Pisang, spotting several temples on the way. Finally, we reach Manang, where we will be acclimatizing here.
At this Annapurna Circuit, there is no such high altitude but novice climbers may suffer some altitude sickness. So, we will halt here at Manang and do short hikes to some villages. And continuing our trek, we will reach Yak Kharka, where we will be spotting several yak herders on the trail. As continuing our trekking and crossing some more suspension bridges, we will be heading to the high cliff Thorang La (5416 m), where we get the splendid view of Mount Gundang, Mount Syagang, Mount Thorung and Mount Khatungkan. And from Thoangpedi, we will reach Muktinath, one of the sacred places for Hindus and Buddhists. We are then headed to Marpha, a well known place for apple farming.
And then we will be heading to Kalopani, then to Tatopani, trekking through the beautiful villages of Shikha and Chitre and trailing through the beautiful rhododendron and other several forests and reach Ghorepani village.Lastly, we trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill, the ultimate heaven where we get the superb entire view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. Finally, we head to Tadapani and after trekking some time, we will drive to Pokhara and then to Kathmandu.
We the Accent Himalaya also have an opportunity for extending and reducing the itinerary schedule according to your vacation schedule. So if you want to know further details about this trek, have any inquiries, please feel free to contact or email us.
Here we list the detailed itinerary for Annapurna Circuit Trek:
What is included?
All the airport transfers by private vehicles.
Three nights’ hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast on twin share basis.
Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu as per the itinerary.
All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the trek on twin share basis.
Your standard meals during the trek with hot tea/coffee in breakfast.
All necessary paper works, Conservation entry permits and TIMS permit.
One night’s accommodation in Pokhara including breakfast on twin sharing basis.
Ground transportation from Kathmandu –Bhulbhule -Pokhara - Kathmandu by bus.
An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide and porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation and insurance for the guide and porter.
Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
Sleeping bag, down jackets and trekking map, if necessary (return after the trek).
All government taxes, VAT and Service charge.
What is not included?
Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
Your Travel insurance (compulsory).
Lunch and dinner while you are in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
Your personal expenses and entrance fees while you are on sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
All the alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks and Sweet things like chocolate.
International airfare and airport departure tax.
Tips for the guide, porter & driver.
Any others expenses which are not mentioned on including section.