Annapurna Circuit Trek

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Go hiking on Nepal’s Annapurna Circuit

The Annapurna Circuit trek is called the most diverse, and one of the most scenic treks in the world. The complete circuit of Annapurna is an estimated 300km. It can be started in the sub-tropical forests below 800m in altitude, passing through rice paddies, pine forests, and Tibet-like countryside from Manang and above on the northern slope of the Himalayas. The scenery on the trek changes every day, and some areas of Manang have only been open to trekkers since 1977.

We take the ‘Circuit’ Trek After Manang, at 5416m, over the high altitude ice deserts of Thorung La Pass, down to Muktinath, Jomsom until we reach the forested areas below Tukuche. One of the many highlights of the Annapurna Circuit includes the Kali Gandaki River, which cuts deeply between Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m) to the west and Mt. Annapurna (8,091m) to the east. This ravine is five times deeper than the Grand Canyon, making it the deepest gorge in the world.

Continuing down the Kali Gandaki gorge, we are surrounded by stunning views of mountains and diverse forest flora and fauna. We pass through Ghorepani, a village known for the magnificent sunrise view from nearby Poon Hill. We trek down to Birethanti, and this is where the Annapurna Circuit trek ends, and we can relax near the lake city of Pokhara.

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Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. (1,330m)

Day 02: Drive to Besi Sahar. (750m)

Day 03: Trek to Bagarchhap (2,160m) 6 to 7 hours

Day 04: Trek to Chame (2,630m) 5 hours

Day 05: Trek to Pisang (3,190m) 5 hours

Day 06: Trek to Manang (3,500m) 5 hours (Lower Route) or 7 to 8 hours (Higher Route)

Day 07: Rest day for acclimatisation

Day 08: Trek to Yak Kharka (4,090m) 4 hours

Day 09: Trek to Thorung Phedi (4,420m) 4 hours

Day 10: Trek to Muktinath (3,800m) via Thorung La (5,415m) Approximately 8 to 10 hours

Day 11: Trek to Marpha (2,665m) 7 to 8 hours

Day 12: Trek to Larjung (2,550m) 6 to 7 hours

Day 13: Trek to Ghasa (1,860m) 7 to 8 hours

Day 14: Trek to Tatopani (1,190m) 7 to 8 hours

Day 15: Trek to Chitre (2,390m) 5 hours

Day 16: Trek to Ghorepani (2,800m) 2 to 3 hours

Day 17: Finish trek at Nayapul and drive to Pokhara (915m) 5-6 hours

Day 18: Late afternoon flight to Kathmandu

Day 19: Free Day in Kathmandu

Day 20: International departure

Cost Includes:

  • Boutique hotel in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis
  • Boutique hotel in Pokhara on bed and breakfast basis
  • Hotel/lodges on twin sharing basis
  • All transportation
  • Responsible Adventures’ expert trek leader or Trek with Raj
  • Complimentary T-shirt
  • Use of trekking kit bag during the trek
  • 1 assistant guide between 4 trekkers
  • Trekking
  • One porter between two trekkers
  • Proper clothing for porters and crew
  • Food for porters & crew members (we are less than a handful of trekking companies that provide this facility)
  • Insurance for team and porters
  • All permits
  • Twins all meals on trek
  • Twin sharing room on the trek
  • Domestic airfare

Cost Excludes:

  • International airport taxes
  • Visas
  • All optional additional tours or activities during free time
  • Transportation outside of the tour program
  • Travel insurance (compulsory to have insurance that covers helicopter evacuation)
  • Tips (suggested amount US$75 per week for staff only); Leader’s tips at your discretion
  • Items of a personal nature, e.g., alcoholic drinks, bottled beverages, laundry, souvenir, etc.

Trek FAQ

Am I too young or old?
Most of our clients, from 3 years old to some in their 70s have done and completed their treks with almost no exercise or training.

Do you offer hotel/airport pick-up?
We offer hotel and airport pick-up. As you continue with your booking there will be an option to input flight details or hotel name.

Do I need a Visa?
A visa for Nepal can be acquired on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and at border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on the Nepal-India border and Kerung on the Nepal-China border.
Outside of Nepal, A visa can also be obtained at the nearest Nepal Embassy or Diplomatic Mission.
For more information go to the Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu.

What should I bring on a Trek?
Being properly equipped is one of the keys to a successful trek. For information to help you select the best type of clothing and equipment for your trip, please see our Clothing and Equipment Guide.
Also, see our Links page for details of specialist retailers who will be able to offer further advice and assistance with purchasing new clothing or equipment.

If you have more questions please check the FAQ section or contact us.