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Annapurna Circuit Trek - 17 Days

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Round Annapurna is one of the terrific places for Trekkers. Many hikers who really exalt this Annapurna Circuit Trek very much. Annapurna Circuit trek route crosses two rivers and circles the Annapurna Massif Peak and Thorong La Pass (5416 m). Often, many trekkers who start their journey anticlockwise from Bhulbhule(840 m) or Besisahar (760 m) since it is easier and safer. This has based in the Himalayan Region, Nepal.

Highlights of the Annapurna Circuit Trek

  • Magnificent village route with Nepali culture
  • All mountains facing the Annapurna Region.
  • Nepali apple garden.
  • Panoramic view of over 30 highest mountains.
  • The highest Throng la pass
  • Tilicho peak view
  • Many views of waterfalls.
  • Presence of animal-like Yak, horse, and donkey.
  • Famous Muktinath Temple, monasteries, other temples.
  • Glorious alpine trails
  • Astonishing landscapes and stunning nature
  • 180 old stone water bathing taps
  • Paddy fields, subtropical forests

Annapurna circuit or Round Annapurna is the most popular trekking in the world. It is in the Annapurna Mountain Region of Nepal. This is the most popular legendary trekking route of Nepal.

You could see the most beautiful views of Annapurna range, I-IV, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Tilicho Peak, and remarkable landscapes and stunning nature from Pisang Peak (6,091 m. All these peaks range from 6000 m to 8000 m from the sea level.

The Annapurna Circuit trek route passes with paddy fields, subtropical forests, many waterfalls, various typical villages, and gigantic cliffs. If you wish to begin your trek from Jomsom via the Tilicho route, then you need to carry a tent sometimes snowfalls can be dangerous.

You could see Dhovan Chur in Ngdi where you can get access to the Internet, telephone, health post, and holy temples. After 7 to 8 hrs of hiking, you would arrive in Chamje (1430 m), you could view the amazing view of Mardi Himal.

Coming to Manang is very factual since there are few populations and you could also view the apple garden. You can encounter a classic stone made villages in this district including many enchanting waterfalls then you need to go upward slowly.

You observe the panoramic view of more 29 mountains from Pisang and Thorung-La Pass (5416 m). Thorong La Pass is the highest in this Annapurna Circuit Trek. At Thorung Phedi, you can see wild animals like horses, yaks, even donkeys. Trekkers need to walk sometime on a stone trial and feels exciting.

Trekking sets out from Thorung-La Pass, downward to Muktinath Temple (3760 m). This temple is very famous and many people come to this temple to worship God Mukitinath so that they might receive salvation from the sins. Also, you enjoy bathing at 108 old stone water taps to wash away your sins, there is a belief system that if take a bath from these taps then your 7 births of sins alienate. Even you can enjoy the views of apple orchards and the Kali Gandaki river.

Some trekkers who go to Jomsom and fly to Kathmandu city within 25 minutes but some of them go to Ghasa by passing two important places and end their trekking journey to Nayapul. If you choose this Annapurna Circuit trek, then you will not detract from your worth experience.

If you are willing to know systematic ideas, then visit our itinerary because this kind of trekking demands diligence attention to routes, maps, safeness, and great care also a guide.

Annapurna Mountain Treks welcomes all of you with a thankful heart as we have created a systematic and sensible schedule for the Annapurna Circuit Trek and we have 13 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary.

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When is the best time to do Annapurna Circuit Trekking?

Any time could be appropriate nevertheless, summer is not good for Trekking since rainfalls and cloudy weather block the natural beauty of mountains. In addition, sometimes landslide takes place and the trekking route becomes very muddy as well also mosquito can bite easily. If you are adventurous, then you can enjoy trekking even in Summer. If you are looking for a perfect time for the sake of trekking to Annapurna base height, then Autumn is the best. Comparatively, in this season, the weather remains very clear and dry consequently you could see blue sky. Because of this best time, there is a rapid flow of trekkers. Usually, the temperatures stay moderate during this time. So, it is up to your wise decisions.

The Best timing for Annapurna Trekking

  • Spring (March to May)
  • Summer/Monsoon (June to August)
  • Autumn (September to November)
  • Winter (December to February)

Permission Requirement for Annapurna Circuit Trek

Two permits are necessary while hiking for Annapurna Circuit Trek. They are:

Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit (ACAP) Policy Claims

The charges of ACAP nearly 30 USD including VAT. For the SAARC nationalities 5 USD for the entrance. If you wish you can do in Kathmandu either in Pokhara for Annapurna Circuit Trek permission.

Trekkers Information Management (TIMS)

Very essential for international trekkers. TIMS retains a record of each trekker by the registration. It helps to find out missing trekkers. So; the charge is 30 USD.

Guide and Porter for your trek

For the sake of comfortable and successful trekking then guides are very essential. Our welcoming guides are highly knowledgeable for trek guidance even to make your trekking amazing. Beyond that, they can communicate in English, Hindi, French, and many more, they are Nepal government license holder Guides.

Accommodation, Meals, and Drinks during the trek

Accommodation

You will have to stay at the Tea house and sometimes at the guest house while hiking up. In addition, you could enjoy seeing some beautiful mountains and landscapes, it may feel like heaven.

Food

When hiking up, you need enough psychical energy so you would need to take 3 times food. You can have breakfast along with typical Nepali Dal, Bhat, and Tarkari depending upon your choice of food.

Drinks and Lunch

Besides, Nepalese food when it comes to the drinking menu. You can have options for Organic Green Tea, Ginger Tea, Lemon Tea, Coffee and more. If would like to have lunch, then you could enjoy having Pizza, soup items such as Chicken soup or Mushroom and noodles as well.

Furthermore, you can choose to have vegetarian or non-vegetarian items during lunch hours. Even you can relax by drinking Himalayan natural water since your body becomes dry when trekking so you need to drink enough water. However, you can not drink alcohol because it makes a human body so dry or dehydrated. In fact, if you wish to take this then it is better to drink local alcohol while getting back to a lower altitude.

Day 1
First welcome day in Kathmandu Nepal (1400m)

Annapurna Mountain would greet you with blooming flower at exist door of airport hall in Nepal. After that, we make a move to the Hotel with our assistance. You can take time to be fresh by taking a bath or resting yourself for a while. Right after, if you have free time then our qualified guide would talk about Annapurna Base Camp Circuit trekking and plans in short. Dinner with a night stay.

Day 2
Kathmandu to Bhulbule to Nagdi. At 900m.

Around 6:30 am, along with your breakfast, our guide will take into the tourist bus station by taxi or private vehicle. Then your journey begins from this place to Bhulbhule, it takes around 7-8 hours. You will see the most beautiful Trishuli River while crossing the route. You can enjoy seeing the settlement of villages in Nagdi.You could have lunch and walk around in order to see a gift of nature then we stay at Teahouse in this place.

Day 3
Nagdi (930m ) to Chamche.1,310m.

Our trekking touring begins from Nagdi to Chamche (1430m) on the second day by having breakfast. You will have to walk nearly 7-8 hours. You could see the stunning mount Mardi Himal also enchanting views of the waterfall. Even our guide will share the secret of this place then you will at Teahouse in Chamche with dinner.

Day 4
Chamche to Dharapani. 1860m

We will trek by having healthy breakfast in the morning to Dharapani.You will come across suspension bridge. It takes 5 hours nearly. You will have to face ACP Check Point. You can get access of telephone, health post. Furthermore, you will have to walk on some part of cliff walking. Again, you will go over the suspension bridge to reach out Dharapani then you will have to stay in Dharapani.This will be the third day of your trekking.

Day 5
Dharapani via Chame. 2670m

It takes about 5 hours to reach Chame.You can see the views of Marshyangdi veer and river. There are temples and monasteries. You can observe the stunning views of Annapurna II, IV, along with you can view Thade Kohola and Ghatte Kohola on the left side of your walking. It does some wooded area. You will stay in Chame where you can get access to hotels and food.

Day 6
Chame to Pisang 3200m

On 5th day, having finished breakfast then we will make a move to Pisang and takes about 5 hours. This place locates between Upper Pisang and Lower Pisang.There are some hotels and temples. On the left corner of this mountain, you will see very classy rivers Chaichangwa Khola and Chauwl Khola and you can observe the amazing views of the waterfall by crossing some bridges. In addition, you will see Annapurna ranges. You can get facilities of hotels and health post. This place is beautiful with mountains. You will stay in this place at night.

Day 7
Pisang via Manang 3540m

It takes about 5 hours in order to reach Manang by hiking from Pisang.You would have to walk through wooden forest. Sometimes, you can see the horse and sheep even yaks. The natural gift of waterfalls and river reflect the real beauty of this place. There are some hotels even coffee shop including hotels. You may feel fantastic in seeing the ranges of Annapurna range. You will stay at this place during night with dinner. This would be 6th day touring.

Day 8
Manang Resting

While resting, in your leisure time you can walk around Manang Village visit to Temples and monasteries also woody forests since there are hotels so you can enjoy having Nepali, Dhal, Bhat, and Tarkari to strengthen yourself, you need more and more energy for the hiking. Even you need to take a rest, it is all about preparation, in other words, resting for acclimatization and guide will help you for the better the trekking. You can visit Gangapurna Lake which seems to be pleasant. This will be your 7 th day. You will stay at this.

Day 9
Manang to Ledar 4200m

Right after the delicious breakfast, we hike with excitement to Ledar and takes nearly 3 hours. You could see beautiful views of Kane Khola on your left corner. But, you will have to go through Yak Kharka (4050 m) to reach Ledar. In fact, Yak Kharka is very famous for Yassa Ghumba. It is natural Kira which is a beneficiary for all kinds of disease. You can even see deers. You can observe the 29 peaks from this place. Sometimes, this place could be a danger for landslides. We will go through Gunsang village by crossing the wooden bridge and to end in a small village of Ledar. This is your 8th-day trekking and you will have to stay at Ledar for that night.

Day 10
Ladar to High Camp 4925m

After having breakfast, you have to hike harder comparing to other routes and you can easily reach to Thorung La Pass. (5416 m) But to reach out Thorung Phedi is easier since this route has an easy or low-level route, which is the highest route in this Annapurna Base circuit.You can have lunch at Phedi. You will have to stay at High Camp. This would be your 9th-day trekking. You can view the Annapurna Ranges very well.

Day 11
High Camp to Muktinath 3760 m.

You will head into Muktinath by walking down and down slowly even crossing amazing routes. It takes nearly 8-9 hours of walking to reach Muktinath from high camp. Muktinath is the spiritual temple where devotees come to worship as God of salvation so that they can wash away their sins. You will also come monasteries and amazingly made 180 stone taps and most people take a bath to be holy or wash out sins. You can see some view of Jomom also Kagbeni. This is 10 th day trekking.

Day 12
Muktinath via Marfa 2670m.

We will move down by crossing Jarkot and Kingar in the morning. You see scenes of Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri. While moving down you will across archetypal Tibetan community. finally, you can encounter Jomsom which is the very famous place for many travelers. This place is very attractive and has monasteries and the domestic airport even shops. After 12, the air flows so strongly. Ultimately, you will reach to Marfa after 6 hours of walking. Marfa is very famous for Apple Peach Farm. This will be your 12-day trekking.

Day 13
Marfa to Ghasa 2010 m

After having a healthy breakfast, treks move downward to Ghasa. It takes about 6-7 hours of walk. You will go through small villages and also you can enjoy Thakali people with Thakali food. Their hospitality is very adorable. Besides, staying at Ghasa you can enjoy visiting temples and monsters. This will be your 13th-day trek. This place has a waterfall.

Day 14
Ghasa to Tatopani 1190 m.

On 14th day, we will set out our trekking after breakfast. We move downward to Tatopani nearly by walking 6-7 hours. This route is easier because you will have to move down. Moving is down is easy. Tatopani is very famous many trekkers since there is Hot Springs it is natural water and you can have a bath inside the Hot Spring. Once you take a bath, you feel very fresh and light after a long walk. You can get natural healing from headache, diabetes, even from mental stress. There is a facility of communication like telephone and guest house. Conservative belief system still exits in this place. On the way, you will see the deepest valley and most beautiful waterfall. Your overnight will be at this place.

Day 15
Tatopani to Ghorepani 2860m

Very morning along with breakfast, we will trek from Tatopani to the beautiful village Ghorepani. While moving down you will come across schools, stupa, temples and check outpost. if you have time, then you could visit Gurung Musem. Ghorepani, which means horse water. It is a settlement of Gurung people and famous for their clothing and food and Poon Hill is very near to this place. This is a resting place for Mules, horses, and ponies. There are good guest houses and hotels so we will rest in this place at night. This is your 15 th day trek. It takes 5-6 hours.

Day 16
Ghorepani to Nayapul (1070m) to Pohara.

Around 4 am, we will move to Poon Hill (3193m) in order to see the stunning sunrise by seeing this, you will feel so glad and it takes 1-2 hours. You can take pictures and videos. You could see the view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range from Poon Hill, then we will move to a hotel and have breakfast. After some time, will trek downward to Nayapul which is near to Pokhara city. It takes about 7 hours to reach out Nayapul and you will have your lunch at Tikhedhungga. after reaching to Nayapul, this is the last day for your Annapurna Base Camp circuit and we will go to Pokhara city by 2 hours of bus driving, and we will stay at a hotel during this night. Our itinerary suggests you move to Kathmandu city then we will be happy to arrange a tourist bus coach. If you wish to stay more in Pokhara, then we will manage the tourist bus later.

Trekking Gears or Trekking Equipment
Gears are very essential in order to set out for the best trekking
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1. A light or heavy water proved trekker boots since you will have to walk sometimes in snow or dry land area such boots offer more safety and easiness. However, you have to make sure that boots fit you well and should be comfortable.
2. A pair of crocus
3. 4 pairs of liner socks. Also, you need to keep warm socks and two pair socks for cold. Mainly, trekking or liner socks are very useful.
4. A few pairs of underwear. You could buy by trekking underwear while at the city or shopping center. You could use for other outdoor activities.
5. You should have to carry ultralight which is packable and portable. You can buy either or rent in Nepal. you will have to pay $1 for per day.
6. You will have to bring T-shirt and trousers for both weather cold or warm.
7. A pair of thermals.
8. Bring a Sleeping Bag which can resist more than 15 degrees Celsius. You can rent in Nepal.
9. A woolen hat, sunhat, and Sunglass.
10. Head torchlight or probable torchlight.
11. Toilet paper, water purifier, sunscreen, moisturizer, hand sanitizer, toothbrush finally toothpaste.
12.  You need to bring a Large Duffel bag. So that you can keep all your trekking gears safely. The size is about 30” x 14”, with a complete long zipper including handles along with padlock. It is waterproof.
13. You will have to bring a waterproof jacket with a hood, waterproof pants, 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin and 1 thick),
14. A sweater to wear under the fleece jacket.
15. You need to bring a small duffel bag or you can buy in Kathmandu Nepal since it is easier for you to carry your stuff.
16. A set of sandals or you could bring comfortable shoes.
17. Drinking water equipment like Thermos in order to carry lukewarm water because you will come across cold places or Normal water bottle.
18. You need 30-40-liter daypack, a rucksack with aluminum support and a waterproof bag for covering a rucksack.
19. First aid kit (Diamox, Oral Rehydration salts, all necessary medicines including bandage)
20. Trekking sticks
21. Waterproof Map
22. if wish you could bring books or phone, tablet.
23. Bring the eatable items which you like.
24. You could bring a Camera depending on your choice.

Cost Includes

  • While using a private vehicle form Airport Terminal.
  • Two nights in Kathmandu along with breakfast.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, tea or espresso while hiking.
  • Tea House Accommodations.
  • Sleeping Sack, Down Jacket, Duffel pack, Strolling Poles (after using these in rent you can return)
  • For all ground transportation.
  • Charge for Government License Guides.
  • Potters payment (A strong potter can carry two trekkers bags or luggage so the double charge includes)
  • Entry fees of Monastery.
  • Helicopter charge in case of Emergency, payment by your travel insurance.
  • An insurance guide charge.
  • Trekking route Map.
  • Entrance charge of ABC Region.
  • Registration of fee of TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System)
  • Emergency Treatment box and Normal therapeutic supplies.
  • Evening Dinner based on Nepalese culture.
  • Two nights standard convenient on B/B in Pokhara before and after trekking.

Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Annapurna Circuit Trek?

It is in Nepal, mid-western, in Asia Continent, near to Pokhara city (1400 m) and ABC circuit is 4130 m from sea level.

When is the best time for Annapurna Circuit trek?

It is possible in all seasons but Autumn and Spring are the best.

What do you need for the Annapurna Circuit Trek?

This is the most comfortable and routes ever. So, only a healthy person could have an amazing trekking. You have to be sound psychically also mentally.

How long do you have to walk each day while heading to Annapurna Circuit Trek?

It is up to the trekkers; you will have to trek about 4-5 hours each day. But, sometimes you have to walk 3-4-7 hours.

What is the highest altitude for reaching Annapurna Base Camp Trek Circuit?

Thorong la Pass is the highest one that we will hike ever, the is altitude is 5416 m.

What about charging battery and shower facilities?

Surely, you could get access to charge your batteries while moving way. but, you will have to bring your charger, the good news is that you can get access to a hot shower or cold depending upon your choice.

Do you get ATMs on the way to Annapurna Circuit Trek?

There are no ATMs on the Annapurna Base Camp trek circuit. So, you will have to withdraw from Pokhara or Kathmandu and you need to have Nepali rupees. It will be easier.

What about Internet Access?

You can have the internet on the way. Sometimes, the Internet is not faster since there is no tower.

Necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Circuit?

For easiness, it is best to go with trekking agents, an experienced guide can help you, while going to Annapurna Base Camp Trek circuit since you may face problems in offseason.
If you are planning to do trekking for the first time, then you have to think wisely, if you go on trekking through an Agency then it will be easier because you get the help of trekking even money budget.

It is possible to do Heli Tour or Mountain Flights?

Surely, you can get access to Heli Touring and Mountain Flights in Nepal.

How much should you tip guides and porters?

No fix tipping to Potters and Guides if you offer them then they feel happy. For example, if potters or guides charge per day $20 of 10 days then = $200.You can tip 15% which means $30, this is enough. Nrs. 3000 roughly. Consequently, you might tip from Rs 2500 to Rs 4000 depending on your choice. This is only for Guides and Potters. Since trekkers already take 15% out of $900.
No need to pay for the taxi drivers and restaurant staffs since restaurant takes10% of service charge. If you have questions, then comment below.

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Trip Facts

  • Nepal
  • Tribhuwan International Airport
  • 12 Days

  • Strenuous
  • Septemrber to November and March to May
  • 5416 Meters

  • Both Air and Ground
  • Kathmandu

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