Annapurna Circuit Trek

Around beautiful Manang to Lower Mustang at Kaligandaki River valley

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group Size: Minimum 2 -10 in Group
  • Min Age: +12
  • Trip Type: Lodge Trekking
  • Max Elevation: 5,416m | 17,769ft

Highlights

  • Panorama of mountains with beautiful landscapes on daily walks.
  • Amazing scenery exploring high land villages of Buddhist culture.
  • Lovely rhododendron-magnolia-pines and fir trees forest.
  • From warm semi-tropic to alpine temperatures and around the arctic zone.
  • Marvelous trekking around Annapurna with a high scenic Thorang-la pass.

About Annapurna Circuit Trek

Nepal Spirit Adventure proudly organizes an awesome journey Around Annapurna, popularly and famously known as Annapurna Circuit Trek leading you on a high scenic valley of Manang. Enjoy this marvelous Nepal Annapurna Circuit Trekking in the comfort of the nice cozy lodge along the route of Annapurna Circuit Trek in the company of Nepal Spirit Adventure expert guide and cheerful strong porters, where you will be well looked after throughout the trip with much information of the country provided by our veteran guides.

Our Experienced 

Annapurna Circuit Trek with us will be memorable and enjoyable with exciting times as our guides are well equipped with a vast knowledge of the area of trekking, from culture-geography-history-flora and fauna including the welfare of clients-porters with medical-first aid experience when required along the Annapurna Circuit Trek.

How We Can Start Adventure Annapurna Circuit Trek

Starting wonderful Adventure Annapurna Circuit Trek with an interesting drive from Kathmandu to Lamjung area and then heading higher, trekking towards beautiful Manang valley after walking past traditional and lovely villages of Syange-Jagat-Chamje-Dharapani to Chame the headquarter town of Manang district.

Condition & Flora Fauna

After Chame, the air gets cooler with a touch of altitude heading towards dry and barren landscapes after leaving the enchanting rhododendron-pines forest. Annapurna Circuit Trekking offers fabulous views of mountains on daily walks from the start to the end of this awesome adventure.

16 Annapurna Circuit Trek itinerary and experience guide us to the high Manang valley with amazing views of snow-clad peaks at close distance, as the trek progress onwards from Pisang village following the Marysangdi River upstream leading past Braga and its old monastery, visit this interesting monastery with ancient artifacts and monuments walk reaches Manang village.

Acclimatization Day at Manang 

At Manang with a rest day for acclimatization and exploring these lovely villages of Tibetan Buddhism culture in the backdrop of Gangapurna-Annapurna II and III with adjoining peaks. Annapurna Circuit package trekking inclusive hotel in Kathmandu, all food along the trail, trekking equipment, and healthy kind porter support bag to Annapurna Circuit Trek.

Thorong La Pass 5,416m | 17,769ft

Spend one rest day at Manang helps us an easy feeling Trekking to Annapurna CIrcuit from Manang villages, our adventure leads over the highest spot of this trek on top of Thorong La Pass at 5,416m/17,769ft, after a wonderful moment downhill to Mustang region at holy Muktinath area. From Thorong La top you can see the beautiful Annapurna Himalayan panorama while the time is the sun rises.

Holy Muktinath

Muktinath means Nirvana (Freedom or Liberation) from here a long descent to Kali-Gandaki to reach Jomsom town (headquarter town of Mustang district) where this remarkable adventure Annapurna Circuit Trek concludes with a short scenic flight to picturesque Pokhara city a popular and famous touristic place with its pristine lakes Phewa and Begnas in the backdrop of high Annapurna Himalaya.

Itinerary

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On arrival at Kathmandu international airport received by Nepal Spirit guide or staff with a transfer to respective hotels downtown in the hub of Kathmandu city, after checking in and refreshment we provide briefing on the hotels, Kathmandu, culture, and Annapurna Circuit Trekking overnight in hotel.

  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,315m | 4,314ft
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle

Today is a day to relax in Kathmandu (completely free). You can explore the city by yourself or you can join us for a sightseeing trip to one of the major world heritage sites in and around Kathmandu such as Basantapur, Hanuman Dhoka (Kathmandu Durbar Square), Swayambhunath temple (the Monkey Temple) the Hindu temple Pashupatinath or the Boudhanath stupa, one of the biggest in the world and its surrounding area, later on, in the afternoon you will visit the office for a check on your trip/trekking equipment and answer any questions you might have, we will brief you in detail about the trip, make sure you have, or will find, all the necessary trekking equipment you need, as well as introducing you to the guide who will accompany you for the whole trip overnight in hotel.
City Tour Cost You $60 dollars- Full day Kathmandu valley city tour, including private vehicle and tour guide.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,315m | 4,314ft

Starting this wonderful adventure with an interesting overland drive towards Nepal mid-west, leading to Beshishar town (headquarter of Lamjung district). From here transfer to another vehicle and continue to drive on dirt road passing villages of Khudi, Bhulbhule, and Ngadi following the Marsyangdi River upstream. Drive continues through rice terraces fields and villages to Syange a small village for an overnight stop in the comfort of a nice lodge.

  • Meals: B+L+D
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Syange
  • Altitude: 1,140m | 3,740ft
  • Walking Hours: 7hours Bus Journey
  • Transportation: Bus

From Syange our walk begins with a climb leaving Marsyangdi River behind reaching Jagat village, a farm village with many lodges for trekkers. After Jagat walk leads on a winding path to Chamje, and back at Marsyangdi River crossing to the east side into the forested area, with superb views of Annapurna and Manaslu mountain ranges. As the walk continues reaching a nice village at Tal Besi, from here another 3 hours walk leads to our overnight stop at Dharapani village. Dharapani is a nice village located at a junction of the Annapurna circuit and Manaslu trekking trail.

  • Meals: B+L+D
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Dharapani
  • Altitude: 1,943m | 6,374ft
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 Hours

After Dharapani walk leads into rhododendron and pine forest passing villages of Bagachap and Danque, then at Timang village with more Buddhist cultured village including views of Mt. Manaslu 8,163m / 26,781ft. From Timing village a few hours' treks lead to Koto and then to Chame town for an overnight stop, Chame is a large major town in the Manang area and a headquarters town of the district.

  • Meals: B+L+D
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Chame
  • Altitude: 2,720m | 8,923ft.

From Pisang onwards walk leads close to mountains through alpine forests of rhododendron and pine trees, following Marshyangdi River upstream with short ups and down hills to Bhratang village. From Bhratang village walk follows uphill through alpine woodland to Dhukure Pokhari a small place with few teahouses and lodges overlooking Chulu’s and Pisang peak, with a possible lunch stop, and then descends to lower Pisang village for an overnight stop.

  • Meals: B+L+D
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Pisang
  • Altitude: 3,190m | 10,465ft.
  • Walking Hours: 4-5 Hours

Morning views of mountains, from here onward altitude gains as the walk lead through a forest with short uphill and views of Annapurna II and III, Gangapurna Chulu’s, and Pisang peak. Walk downhill to reach the flat valley at Hongde village, from here onward tree lines fades for barren, arid landscapes with a cold, dry arctic climate. Before Manang, visit the old Braga monastery with old Buddhist relics, ancient wall paintings, fresco, and stunning views of Annapurna Himalaya, from here an hour's walk reaches Manang village.

  • Meals: B+C+D
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Manang
  • Altitude: 3,540m | 11,614ft.
  • Walking Hours: 3-4 Hours

A necessary rest day at Manang for acclimatization before reaching higher areas to Thorang-La pass, in Manang short hike around Manang village, this is a large village situated on the windswept valley by the bank of Marsyangdi River below Annapurna and Gangapurna mountain range, a nice walk uphill for views of Gangapurna Glacier and Manang glacial Lake.

  • Meals: B+L+D
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Manang
  • Altitude: 3,540m | 11,614ft.

After a good rest at Manang, walk towards Ghunsang village with a short uphill to reach Yak Kharka, an interesting walk with views of snowcapped mountains, on crossing a small stream reaching Yak Kharka for an overnight stop, a small settlement with views of Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Chulu Peaks.

  • Meals: B+L+D
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Yak Kharka
  • Altitude: 4,210m | 13,812ft.
  • Walking Hours: 3-4 Hours

Morning walk leads to more high elevation getting closer at the base of Thorang-la after crossing a bridge with a climb along the riverbank of Jarjung, finally walk leads at Thorung Phedi, here depending upon the physical conditions of the clients, if all goes well an hour steep climb to Thorang High Camp for an overnight stop.

  • Meals: B+L+D
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Thorong La High Camp
  • Altitude: 4,450m | 14,450ft.
  • Walking Hours: 2-3 Hours

One of the highlights and Big days of this adventure! After an early breakfast walk leads to a long climb to Thorang-la on a steep winding path to reach Thorung La Pass at 5,416 m/17,700 ft. The highest point of the adventure with views of snow-capped peaks, and then with long descends to reach holy Muktinath around the Lower Mustang area. On reaching Muktinath for an overnight stop, this is a holy spot for both Hindus and Buddhists the word Muktinath literally means ‘the place for Nirvana or Liberation.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Muktinath
  • Altitude: 3,800m
  • Walking Hours: 7-8 Hours

Today you have time to explore Muktinath then drive to Jomsom by local bus-jeep sharing transportation (if you want to make this trail by trek it takes 6-7 hours) overnight in Jomsom.

  • Meals: B+L+D
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Jomsom
  • Altitude: 2,725m | 8,940ft
  • Walking Hours: 2 hours

Early breakfast then transfers to Jomsom airport for a scenic short flight of 25 minutes to Pokhara, during airborne awesome views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiris and Annapurna range of mountains with rolling hills and villages, On reaching Pokhara airport transfer to respective hotels by the lake Phewa, afternoon free for individual activities or just relax and enjoy the views of the Annapurna Himalaya.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Tourist Standard Hotel
  • Location: Pokhara
  • Altitude: 9,00m | 2,952ft
  • Transportation: By Air

Morning overland drive to Kathmandu after a wonderful time on Annapurna Circuit trekking after 5-6 hours of nice scenic ride reaching Kathmandu, then transfer to your hotels with afternoon free at leisure for individual activities and shopping souvenirs. (options of a flight back to Kathmandu of 30 mins).

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,315m | 4,314ft
  • Transportation: Tourist Bus

After a wonderful time on Annapurna Circuit trekking with the grand service of Nepal Spirit Adventure, as per the flight time transfer to the international air terminal for your departure homeward bound or to the next respective countries.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle
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Cost Details

  • All Arrival and Departure transfer from airport to a hotel and vice versa with our staff to pick you up.
  • Optional Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu as per your trip itinerary with applicable entrance fees.
  • 3- Night twin sharing accommodation at tourist standard of 2-3 star standards hotel in Kathmandu on bed/breakfast basis (Unless booked for single room supplement).
  • Bus transportation from Kathmandu to Syange.
  • Twin sharing accommodation during the trekking period (unless booked for single room supplement).
  • Full board meals during the trek daily 3 times: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
  • Applicable trekking (TIMS) and Annapurna conservation permit fees.
  • Services of trekking guides and porters price include staff porters- daily wages, medical insurance- transportation allowance-meals and accommodation on trekking (One porter for two trekkers).
  • Domestic airfare from Jomsom to Pokhara as per the trip itinerary.
  • One night twin sharing accommodation at tourist standard 2-3 star standards hotel in Pokhara (Unless booked for single room supplement).
  • Trekking Equipment: 4-season sleeping bag, feather-down jacket, and duffel bag.
  • Coordination of services for emergency and rescue operations.
  • The tourist bus journey to Kathmandu from Pokhara as per the itinerary.
  • Basic First Aid and Medical Kits.
  • Farewell dinners at reputable restaurants.
  • International airfare-Nepal Entry Visa- personal travel and medical insurance.
  • Expenses of personal nature-gratitude (Tips) and meals in Kathmandu and at Pokhara as per the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, mountain teahouse showers, heater, phone calls, etc.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Emergency Evacuation by any means of transportation or Heli and personal medical kit.
  • Early return from the trips or breaking up the journey due to personal/medical reasons clients have to bear the extra expenses in Kathmandu / Pokhara and other related expenses as there will be no refund from the company in these situations.
  • Additional tours in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Dates & Prices

Departure note

All our published dates are guaranteed departures. If the dates don’t match your travel plans, we are more than happy to create your desired date. Let us know what kind of trip you are looking for and our travel experts will help plan your tailor-made trips to your dream destination.

 

Departure DateStatusPriceNote  
03 Oct, 2022 - 17 Oct, 2022GuaranteedUS$990Confirm
07 Oct, 2022 - 21 Oct, 2022GuaranteedUS$990Confirm
10 Oct, 2022 - 24 Oct, 2022GuaranteedUS$990Confirm
13 Oct, 2022 - 27 Oct, 2022GuaranteedUS$990Confirm
17 Oct, 2022 - 31 Oct, 2022GuaranteedUS$990Confirm
21 Oct, 2022 - 04 Nov, 2022GuaranteedUS$990Confirm
24 Oct, 2022 - 07 Nov, 2022GuaranteedUS$990Confirm
27 Oct, 2022 - 10 Nov, 2022GuaranteedUS$990Confirm
31 Oct, 2022 - 14 Nov, 2022GuaranteedUS$990Confirm

Useful Information

UPON ARRIVAL AIRPORT PICK-UP

On arrival in Nepal at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International airport, our airport representative or staff will receive you as per your flight landing hours with your name on the display board of Nepal Spirit Adventure then transfer you to your respective hotels in Kathmandu. Afternoon or evening time we will review and discuss much information regarding your trip itinerary and included/excluded services as per the trip itinerary chosen, at the same time introduce your guide who will help you with the final preparation for your trek as well as you may have a question and answer about the trip.

ACCOMMODATION

As per your Annapurna Circuit Trek booking with us, we will be accommodated in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara (city) and lodge-teahouses are inclusive during the trekking period. City hotels and lodes are on a twin –a shared basis. A single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 150. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and the trekking regions at lower elevations but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.

MEALS

In cities: Kathmandu and Pokhara, only breakfast is included in the package. On the trek 3 times, a day meals are included in your Annapurna Circuit Trek Package, we provided clean and hygienic food from these local lodge/tea houses as per the choices on the menu. Breakfast and dinner are provided at the same tea house/lodge while lunch would be on the trail. Every Tea House serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), as well a variety of different food items, such as rice, seasonable vegetables, noodles, potatoes, and soups. Some lodge serves western foods such as pizza, pasta, and French fries. Soft drinks, snacks, and beer are available in most of the Tea Houses' restaurants. A variety of cereals, bread, and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast

SAFE DRINKING WATER

Along the trek, safe drinking water is very important while we are on high altitude journey. We recommend that one should drink at least 3-4 liters of water a day (this helps from de-hydration and altitude problem AMS). As long as possible we recommend you buy sealed packed mineral water and can buy it from every local shop and lodge. Remember! River, spring, and tap water are free, we should not recommend you directly drink it even water looks very clean, and can not drink without adding water purification pills or a filter then will be suitable to drink. You can buy boiled water from every lodge, boiled water, and sealed packed water costs $1-2$ dollars per letter and its cost also depends on where we are from the sea level. So, you need to prepare and packed the extra cost for all the table drinks.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

The Classic Annapurna Circuit Trek is a moderate trek suitable for passionate walkers who have the ability to walk at least 5-7 hours a day with a light day pack. Walking at a high altitude is more physically demanding than walking at lower altitudes; however, if we are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have a positive attitude, self-confidence, and strong determination, we can accomplish this trek successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior to the trip is a good idea to enhance our strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. It is vital for participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases to consult their doctor before taking the trip. It is also advised that you inform Nepal Spirit Adventure of any conditions before booking the trek to minimize the risks of altitude sickness.

OUR EXPERIENCED TREK CREWS

Nepal is a mountainous country walk that takes you to a remote region, it is necessary that you are accompanied by an experienced and qualified guide and leaders for a safe journey and to make the trip a success. We at Nepal Spirit Adventure employ native trekking guides and porters who are trained and qualified for this type of trip and have worked with us for a long time.

Our experienced guide provides much local information and offers you advice on how to use your free time and by coordinating day to day events of the tour, although (sometimes) he might need you to understand that if things do not go according to our plan set. Our trek guides are fully trained and licensed by Nepal Government, and certified by TAAN and Nepal Mountaineering Association.

All our trekking and climbing guides are well qualified and highly experienced with 9- 10 years on this job. We provide training for our staff yearly on medical and climbing, with their efficiency, and cheerful attitude, providing help, information and the needs of the guests of nationalities.

Assuring that all our trips are well managed by the expert team of tourism professionals all our guides have a good knowledge regarding the culture and customs of the routes on trekking and tours, share experience and cultural insights of the country that’s missed out in travel guide books. During your time with us, you will have time to learn Nepali phrases and other cultural aspects during the journey. As we organize varied treks in Nepal Himalaya, on group trekking we provide a trek leader with an assistance leader on each trekking depending upon the size of the group.

This ensures safe travel with us as our guide/assistance guides get any health medical problem, we still have other main guides and leaders to run the trip smooth as per our standard itinerary. To make the trip enjoyable and pleasant we provide one guide to support and carry your bags among two people with one Sherpa helper in certain conditions.

ACCLIMATIZATION

All of Nepal Spirit Adventure’s treks are planned with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), also known as altitude sickness. Going up at a higher altitude too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to kill. We understand that for a safe trek, it is essential to allow sufficient time for acclimatization. Sensible planning is therefore required to minimize the risk of AMS. Nepal Spirit Adventure’s itineraries are designed to prevent AMS as much as possible. But, it is important to remember that some visitors are more vulnerable than others. Your guides and porters will do their every bit in assisting you during the entire trek.

RE-CHARGING BATTERIES (electronic items)

We can recharge your batteries, and devices with electricity, or solar power sources. In Nepal 220 240 volts 50 MHZ (50 Cycles per Second) power is supplied. Just need to have a plug adaptor in case of socket fitting, which you can buy in Kathmandu before the trip since the plugs in Nepal might be different. You might have to pay a small amount of fee/hour for using recharging facilities.

GROUP SIZE

We organize any route of Nepal trek with a fixed departure basis or private trip, the minimum group size would be 1 maximum group size is 10 or more on request. We can also organize a private trip for a solo person with a single supplement cost. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online market or ask us with your personal suitable flexible dates, we will open group date on the same date.

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