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Annapurna Circuit Trek
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Overview

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is still without doubt one of the best treks anywhere in the world despite inroads being devoloped in the region.A trek of diverse culture that starts in the lush fields of Hindu farmers and takes you through one of the strongest Buddhist regions in Nepal very similar to Tibet. The complete circuit starting from Besisahar took in the past between 18 and 21 days. Over the last few years access to each of the major valleys that cut through the Himalayas to the east and west of the Annapurna Massif improves each year, as more sections of jeep road are completed. We make every effort to take account for this and to avoid hiking on the road as much as we can. Nowadays many people trekking the route choose to fly back to Pokhara from Jomosom or take a jeep to Baglung and a bus back to Pokhara.The Manang Valley is one of many reasons to choose this trek; a journey over the Thorong La 5,416m/17,769ft is spectacular on a clear day with peaks all around you. It is still possible to do the full circuit and well worth considering, you need to continue on past Jomsom and take a jeep ride for a day to Tatopani and the hot springs. Here you can relax up before continuing on to Ghorapani and Poon Hill. This part of the trek is has no road. Whatever you choose you will have climbed over the Annapurna Massif lapped up more culture than you can imagine and trekked through one of the most beautiful valleys anywhere in the world.An experience of a lifetime.

Itinerary

Day 1
Day 1 Arrival In Kathmandu( TIA) International Airport(1,365m) Transfer To Hotel Evening Welcome Dinner. O/N At Hotel
Day 2
Day 2 Private Drive From Kathmandu To Besi Sahar (760m) & Shared Ride Till Syange (1100m) (7 Hours Drive).O/N At Tea House
Day 3
Day 3 Syange To Dharapani (1860m), 5-6 Hrs Walk,O/N At Tea House
Day 4
Day 4 Dharapani To Chame (2670m) , 4-5 Hrs Walk, O/N At Tea House
Day 5
Day 5 Chame To Pisang ( 3100 M) Walking 5 Hours, O/N At Tea House
Day 6
Day 6 Pisang To Manang (3540m) , 5 Hrs Walking, O/N At Tea House
Day 7
Day 7 Rest Day In Manang Or Visit Visit Ice Lake (4600m) 8 Hrs Walking, O/N At Tea House
Day 8
Day 8 Manang To Letdar (4200m) , 5 Hrs Walk, O/N At Tea House
Day 9
Day 9 Letdar To Thorung Phedi (4450m) , 3 Hrs Walk, O/N At Tea House
Day 10
Day 10 Thorung Phedi Thorung La Pass (5,416m) To Muktinath (3760m) 7hrs Walk, O/N At Tea House
Day 11
Day 11 Muktinath To Jomsom (2720m ) Via Kagbeni 4/ 5 Hrs Walk.O/N At Tea House
Day 12
Day 12 Jomsom To Pokhara By Flight And Overnight At Pokhara

The Cost Include(s)

  • Private Arrival & Departure transfers
  • Jomsom-Pokhara flight
  • Full board meals while trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
  • Accommodation in teahouse during the trek on twin sharing basis.
  • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu
  • Transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek
  • Nepal Social Treks Gears - sleeping bag, duffel bag etc for the use during the trip. garbage plastic bag.
  • Professional local experienced Trek Leader / Guide trained in Wilderness First Aid.
  • Comprehensive First Aid Kit.
  • Respective region ( Annapurna) trekking map. TIMS Card & Trek Permit
  • Necessary Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment.
  • Proper Insurance of all staff including porters.
  • Warm clothing & trekking gear for staff including porters: Gortex jacket & trousers, fleece jacket and pant, trekking shoes / boots, woolen hat, gloves, shocks etc.
  • Trekking map

The Cost Exclude(s)

  • Your travel insurance of any kind
  • Lunch and Dinner except mentioned on Itinerary
  • All Drinks and main meals in cities.
  • Tips to trekking staffs.
  • Items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, Telephone, beverages, hot mineral water during trekking etc.
What Is The Physical Requirement For Annapurna Circuit Trek?

Anyone who is physically sound can join Annapurna Circuit trek. The trek does not require prior trekking experience. However, we recommend you to do some basic exercises before your Annapurna Circuit trek. If you have any medical condition, you must seek medical advice from your doctor before considering the trek.

Who Will Pick Up Me At The Airport, Upon My Arrival?

Our team representative will be there to greet you outside of Arrival section of Tribhuvan International Airport. He will be displaying Nepal Social and the name card with your name on it. After that, you will be transferred to pre-chosen hotel.

What Sort Of Accommodation Can I Expect In Kathmandu And During The Trek?

Accommodation in Kathmandu depends on your preference and budget. Normally, we offer three-star hotel services in our itinerary, but we can accommodate you according to your choice as you can choose from a budget hotel to luxurious five-star services. However, you will have to forget the luxuries of the city during the trek as you will be staying in teahouses/lodges with basic facilities. The teahouses/lodges, although small, provide clean sheets and blanket with a cozy mattress. We also offer sleeping bags if required (which needs to be returned after the trip), but it’s always a good idea to carry a personal sleeping bag. We provide you with single and double rooms depending on the availability and prior booking. It is quite difficult to get a single room during the peak season; therefore, we usually offer double rooms in our outline itinerary.

What Food Choices Will I Have During The Trek?

While you can choose from a wide range of food in Kathmandu and Pokhara, you will mostly be served local Nepali meals, Daal Bhat, in the teahouses on the upper regions. However, if you have any special food choices, you should let us know beforehand so that we can work on it. Additionally, we can also provide you with cooking staff if that is your preference.

When Is The Best Season To Go For Annapurna Circuit Trek?

It is best to trek during the spring season from March to May and the autumn season from September to mid-December. It is not recommended to trek in the region during the monsoon season from June to August or during the winter season from mid-December to February.

During The Trek, What Are The Temperature And Weather Like?

Weather in the mountains is notoriously difficult to predict. It is, generally, chillingly cold in nights, whereas, the days are warmer. Since you will be trekking in the spring or autumn season, the weather during the day is comfortably dry and warm. The temperature could be as high as 20-degree c to 15-degree c low, during the daytime.

Can My Trek Be Extended By A Few Days

Yes, it is absolutely possible to add some more days to your trek. We can customize your trek according to your preferences with additional costs including accommodation, food, guides, and porters.

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  1. Annapurna Circuit Trek
    He completado recientemente el trekking pero per Thorung La Pass. Un trekking de unos 12 días con unas 4 h de andar de promedio al día. A medida que subes de altitud es mas agotador, sobretodo el antepenultimo y el siguiente que son los de más altitud. Puedo decir que estos y el resto de días he estado muy bien atendido por el guía y el porteador. Me he sentido seguro y aunque hay zonas con pocos recursos siempre he sido estado muy bien. Totalmente recomendable el trekking por su variedad de ecosistemas y culturas (la parte alta es muy diferente a la 1a) y por el fantástico guía y porteador que siempre se han preocupado por mi! Eso si, hace falta un poco de preparación física unos meses antes.
  2. Annapurna Circuit Trek
    I did Annapurna Circuit with 9 friends in April 2019 and it was amazing. The landscapes are breathtaking, the weather was perfect and our guide Kamal Pandey and the two porters Rames and Barta were always ready to help us with everything we need. I would like to thank all of them on this way. I send you a big hug from Romania and all my friendship. I can not wait to meet us again. For sure I will come back in Nepal and I want Kamal to be my guide again. Thank you Nepal for everything! Florina
  3. Annapurna Circuit Trek
    We were a group of 13 people from Romania for the first time in Nepal. Our tour had all type of activities in different cities: - 2 nights in Kathmandu where we come in contact with the culture, the food, the traffic, the temples. I was fascinated by the traffic, everything was so noisy and so crowded, yet everyone was getting along with everyone and no accidents crossed our path - 1 night in Bhaktapur where we loved the old city with all his temples - 2 nights in Chitwan national park where we got a chance to do a safari by jeep, to watch the elephants getting a bath and also to see Ronaldo the wild elephant; we also did canoeing on the river where we saw some crocodiles and birds - 2 nights in Pokhara, the most beautiful city due to its Fewa lake and the mountains which surround it - 1 night in Australian Base camp on Annapurna conservation area - the trekking was so nice, despite the bad weather; the accommodation was to chill for me though, next time I will have a sleeping bag with me - 1 night in camping at a rafting resort where we also did a 3-hour rafting All these different activities and many more that I didn't mention, made this trip memorable! Many, many thanks to our guide, Basu, whom we thank for his presence and for reminding us to be present and enjoy the moment!
  4. Annapurna Circuit Trek
    Planning my recent trip to Nepal, none of the prepackaged tours met my needs. Working with Basu Panday of Nepal Social Treks I was able to customize my Nepal adventure and enjoyed the fullest. Basu combined aspects from both the Glimpses of Nepal and Nepal Family Tour added some items allowing me to see everything I wanted including some very specific requests and a few things I hadn't considered. One of the highlights was the five days I spent trekking in the Annapurna Conservation Area. Unfortunately, my mind thought I was twenty-five years younger than my body. If it wasn't for our guide, Himesh Timsina, who had more confidence in my ability than I did I'm not sure I could have completed it. It was truly a magnificent experience. If you are thinking of going to Nepal, work with Basu to plan your trip. And if it includes a trek, shape up first, then get Himesh as your guide.
  5. Annapurna Circuit Trek
    I had an amazing experience with my trek via Nepal Social Treks. All the planning from airport pickup, teahouses, and the weather was perfect. I had very great and wise porter Temba Sherpa and guide Urgen Sherpa! I will be back for a lower trek again with Nepal Social Treks. Thank you for everything Nepal Social Treks.
  6. Annapurna Circuit Trek
    I was waiting for this trip for a long time. It was a great experience for me. We had an excellent guide with us, Kamal Pandey(my big brother ). He took care of all of us and he gave us great advice. I recommend Kamal as a guide from all my heart. Thank you Kamal, for everything! About Annapurna Circuit, I let you to discover it and have wonderful experience like me. Also thanks to Sherjung Lama(Rames), Bartha and Harry. Love you all and hope to see you soon for another amazing trip!
  7. Annapurna Circuit Trek
    We made a 17-day trek on Annapurna Circuit and had a great experience. We had two porters Rames and Barta and a great guide - Kamal. We are very happy with the services, Kamal was very communicative, responsible and great service. We had the best places to sleep, great food and guidance. Our experience would have not been as nice as it was without Kamal, Rames, and Barta. We were felt really spoiled and well-taken care.
  8. Annapurna Circuit Trek
    I had a great experience on Annapurna Circuit with 10 Romanian friends, the greatest guide (Kamal Pandey) and 2 great porters (Sherjung Lama and Bartha) which made our trip easier and safer. Kamal was the best guide, joking and smiling all day, but very serious about our safety. I recommend Nepal Social Treks and Expedition, and Kamal Pandey; guide for a safe trip and memorable.
  9. Annapurna Circuit Trek
    We booked a couple of months ago a trekking tour. Our contact person was Basu. At first, we wanted to do Annapurna Base Camp but later we changed our plan to Annapurna circuit which was no problem for the agency. Everything was very good and properly organized. The trek was great and far better than expected. We had a very nice guide, Kamal and 2 friendly and helpful porter (Kesav, Prakas). Kamal was very service-oriented. He really made sure that we had the best Service and enjoyed our trekking. -Eva
  10. Annapurna Circuit Trek
    Basu; the owner of Nepal Social Treks is a really Nice guy and tells you about all the options they have, a lot!! And helps you to find out what the best option is for you! I did the amazing Annapurna Circuit and enjoyed everything! Everything was possible so, for example, you can change a flight to more days of walking! They use really nice and comfortable tea houses and hotels on the way and they know what you need after 2 weeks of hiking. Ask for Ramesh, the best porter and for me he was a guide as well! A really nice guy, he helps you with everything and is funny! He can be the best guide in the future! Thanks Social Trek for such an amazing vacation!!
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Starting at $1,050/person
1,050
Total USD 1,050

This trip is fully customizable:

  • Have a big group? We can help.
  • Want private tour? We can help.
  • Need to change the itinerary? We can customize as per you need.

Trip Facts

  • Tea House
  • Hotel and Resort
  • Car, Jeep
  • 5,416 M
  • Moderate to Fairly Challenging

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