Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek 13 Days

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Facts About Trip

Maximum Altitude:

5,416M

Group Size:

2 to 25 People

Transportation:

Flight / Private Transport

Accommodation:

Best available

Best season:

Spring and Autumn

Meals:

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Tour type:

Trekking

Grade:

Moderate/Adventure

Trekking Region

Annapurna Region

Trip Highlights

  • Embark on the iconic Annapurna Circuit, encircling the majestic Annapurna massif through diverse landscapes in Nepal's Annapurna Conservation Area.
  • Traverse subtropical regions, terraced fields, rhododendron forests, and high mountain passes, provide a varied and breathtaking trekking experience.
  • Explore charming villages inhabited by Gurungs, Magars, and Thakalis, gaining insights into local culture, traditions, and warm hospitality.
  • Conquer the challenging Thorong La Pass at 5,416 meters, a highlight of the trek offering panoramic views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu.

Overview

The Annapurna Circuit is a renowned and classic trekking route offered by Unique Sherpa Trek & Expedition. It is a breathtaking adventure that takes you around the magnificent Annapurna massif in the Annapurna Conservation Area of Nepal. The Annapurna Circuit trek typically starts from Besisahar and follows a well-established trail that winds through diverse landscapes, including lush valleys, terraced fields, rhododendron forests, and high mountain passes. The trek offers a diverse range of scenery, from the lowland subtropical region to the alpine zone, providing an incredible variety of experiences along the way.

As you ascend, you will pass through charming villages inhabited by different ethnic groups, including Gurungs, Magars, and Thakalis. These villages offer a glimpse into the local culture, traditions, and warm hospitality of the people living in the region. The highlight of the Annapurna Circuit is crossing the iconic Thorong La Pass, which stands at an altitude of 5,416 meters (17,769 feet). Crossing this high mountain pass is a challenging but rewarding experience, with panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu.

After crossing the pass, the trail descends into the Mustang region, known for its unique Tibetan-influenced culture, ancient monasteries, and stunning landscapes. The trek continues through beautiful valleys and terraced fields, eventually reaching the famous pilgrimage site of Muktinath. The Annapurna Circuit offers a wide range of accommodation options, from teahouses to lodges, providing comfortable resting places for trekkers. Unique Sherpa Trek & Expedition ensures well-planned itineraries, experienced guides, and porters to make your trek safe and enjoyable. The Annapurna Circuit is a long and rewarding trek that typically takes around 15 to 20 days to complete. It is suitable for trekkers with a moderate level of fitness and some prior trekking experience. The trek provides an incredible opportunity to immerse yourself in the natural beauty, cultural richness, and stunning mountain vistas of the Annapurna region.

Annapurna Circuit Trek is a 12-day hiking tour around Annapurna Himalaya. The classic Annapurna Circuit trekking is 20 days or more. We have shortened the classical tour to 12 days following the same route by only reducing the days of hiking. The target group of Short Annapurna Circuit Trek is those people who desire to explore the fascinating Annapurna Himalayan zone and cross the world’s longest mountain pass called Thorung La within a short time. Annapurna Circuit Trek is possible to shorten like 10 days. But, since it includes high pass hiking and needs to be physically fit for high elevation, we suggest 12 days of trekking for the people who have less experience of high altitude trekking in the Himalayas.

Day to Day Itinerary Expand/Collapse All

Day 1 : Arrival (TIA) at Kathmandu (1,340m./4,264ft.) and transfor to hotel..

Our tour officer will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu. He/She will be displaying a playing card with your name written on it outside the airport terminal. He will meet, greet and welcome you with auspicious garland and escort you to your respective hotel by our private tourist vehicle. At the hotel, he will assist you in check-in and do a pre-trip meeting with you. You will be briefed about your overall program, introduced to your guide, and clear your questions/queries if any. During the meeting please clear the due balance and hand over a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. Overnight at a hotel.
 

Day 2 : Drive to Besisahar-Dharapani.

Our trekking guide will pick you up at the hotel at 7:00 am and escort you to the bus station. You will have a 5:30 hrs scenic drive to Beshi Sahar through mountain terrain. On the way, the bus stops for half an hour for lunch. Then drive continues till you reach Besi Sahar. Upon arrival at Besi Sahar (760m), you will see the eye-catching mountain landscape. It’s a small town nearby the Marshyangdi River. Overnight at a mountain lodge.
 

Day 3 : Drive to Pisang(3,190)m./10,466ft). from Dharapani.

After breakfast, you take a local jeep for driving to reach Pisang. The jeep follows off-road. Firstly, it runs along with the Marshyangdi River. Then it climbs gradually the steep way and passes through the major stopping places (Bhulbhule, Syange, Jagat, Dharapani, Chame) of the old Annapurna Circuit Trail. The bus ride is a little bit bumpy but very much exciting with scenic views. After you arrive in Pisang, you will be checked in to your lodge. Overnight at a mountain lodge.
 

Day 4 : Trek to Manang (3,500m./11,483ft). from Pisang.

Today the trail continues through the drier upper part of the Manang district. Ahead this trail separates into two routes: upper and lower route. Later both meet up again at Munchi. The lower route is by Hongde, with its airstrip, at 3325meters which involves less climbing than the upper route via Ghyaru. Your guide takes you through the upper route as it has panoramic views of the mountain peaks such as Annapurna, Pisang peak, and several others on the trail. You will experience a contrast with the landscape and vegetation from today. On the way, the cold and dry climate creates a much harsher environment. Your short visit to Barge monastery, the largest in the entire district of Manang, will also be memorable. Overnight at a mountain lodge.

Day 5 : Acclimatize over Gangapurna lake (3,750m).

Today is the rest day for acclimatization purposes. It is not recommended to stay idle but a short walk to a nearby higher place is suggested to get acclimatized. The next two days will be a very challenging and tiring trek with a rapid gain in altitude. Bhojo Gompa or Gangapurna Lake is worth visiting sites from an acclimatization point of view. Further, you may go for an easy excursion to Vraga village which is a little distance. You may also visit at aid post of the Himalayan Rescue Association where you can get ideas about Mountain Sickness. Overnight at a mountain lodge.
 

Day 6 : Trek to Yak Kharka (4,090m./13,418ft). from Manang.

After breakfast, your day starts with crossing the stream, climbs to a village of Tenki above Manang, and then continues to climb out of the Marshyangdi Valley turning northwest up the valley of Jarsang Khola. The trail passes a few pastures. The route further passes near the small village of Ghunsa, a cluster of flat mud roofs just below the trailhead. Now the trail goes through meadows where horses and yaks graze. After crossing a small river on a wooden bridge, the trail passes an ancient old Mani wall in a pleasant meadow and then reaches another small village is called Yak Kharka. Overnight at a mountain lodge.
 

Day 7 : Trek to Throng Phedi (4,441m./14,570ft).or Throng high camp (4,925m./16,158ft). from Yak kharka.

Today your destination is Throng Phedi. It is a small busy settlement catering to the needs of tired trekkers and climbers. Generally, Trekkers use this point as a base camp. After some hours of ascending along with crossing the river, you will arrive at Thorung Phedi. You will not see any more trees around here. Just below the settlement, there is big pastureland. From Thorung Phedi the next camp is High Camp. It takes a further 1:30 to 2 hr to reach High Camp from Thorung Phedi. Overnight at a mountain lodge.

Day 8 : Trek to Muktinath via Throng-la pass (5,410m./17,769ft).

Today is the longest trekking day of your whole trekking and also the most highlight section of your trip. It is wise to leave early in the morning at 4 is to reach Thoroung La pass by 9-10 am otherwise weather conditions will greatly affect the journey. The trail continues uphill all the way to Thorong pass where you can see a stone hillock with a flapping prayer flag. As soon as crossing throng La the trail descends all the way to Muktinath, the holy place for Hindus and Buddhists. It has a holy temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and several Buddhist monasteries. Overnight at a mountain lodge.
 

Day 9 : Trek to Jomsom (2,715m). via Kagbeni.

Today before you are heading to Jomsom visit Muktinath temple. Then you follow the trail down to the Eklebhatti. As the trail extends you can enjoy the magnificent views of Mt. Dhaulagiri. You pass through meadows, streams, and hills over to Kagbeni, a village laden with Buddhist Chortens and a small monastery. Then you continue trekking following the Kaligandaki River to Jomsom. Jomsom is a small town with many facilities and is also headquarter of the Mustang district. Overnight at a mountain lodge.

Day 10 : Earlier fly back to Pokhara from Jomsom.

Wake up early in the morning around 5:30 AM and have breakfast then walk to the domestic airport in just 5 minutes. And fly to Pokhara. Another option is by bus then drive to Pokhara. From Jomsom to Beni is off-road driving but a scenic one. You pass through the villages of Marpha, Kalopani, Ghasa, Tatopani. On the way, you can see the beautiful Rupse Waterfall. From Beni to Pokhara is blacktopped road. Upon reaching Pokhara, you check-in at Hotel. Free and relax. In the evening you may visit Fewa Lake and walk on Lake Side street to see the market. Overnight at a hotel.

Day 11 : Valley sightseeing and overnight at Pokhara.

Ok, today is your day whatever you like to relax or sightseeing, if you want to sightsee there are many places have to see like Bat cave, Mahendra cave, Gupte shower cave, David fall, peace stupa, International mountain museum. you’d you want boating it’s also available there in Phewa lake you’d you want paragliding it’s also available over Sarang Kot.

Day 12 : Back to Kathmandu By flight or by drive from Pokhara.

After breakfast, pick up you till to domestic airport from the hotel its 15minut drive to the airport. another choice by the tourist bus. walk to the tourist bus station with a trekking guide. The bus leaves Pokhara at 7 A.M. You will reach Kathmandu around 2 pm. The rest of the day at leisure/ you can do some last-minute souvenirs shopping for your family and friends. Evening you will be offered a farewell dinner with Nepali cuisines and cultural dances at a typical Nepali Restaurant. Overnight at a hotel.

Day 13 : finally departure.

This day is the final day for you from Nepal after successful your destination target. today going to bye-bye all who together walked, eaten, played all think shared like family. everybody happy-go-lucky too within 15-16 days. and finally going to meet your happy family and friends. everyone shaking our hand and say bye-bye see you again.

What Is Included ?

  • Pick-up from the airport and transportation to the hotel.
  • 2-night hotel in Kathmandu in the (3-star) hotel. 
  • Domestic flight tickets (Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu) and airport departure taxes.
  • (100% Waterproof) Duffle bag to keep your personal belongings and things to be carried by the porter.
  • 3 times meal and tea/coffee during the trek.
  • Professional guide, assistant guide, and porters (size of the travel groups) during the trek.
  • Permit, TIMS, and national park entry fee.
  • All wages, and medical kits for the groups and staff.
  • Insurance for the guide and porters.
  • Appreciation Certificate after the successful trek by Unique Sherpa Trek & Expedition. 
  • Farewell dinner at Kathmandu before departure. Tea/Coffee with the meal.

What Is Excluded?

  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and also in case of early return than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Extra baggage check-in during the flight (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) if more than 15 KG, extra, can be paid directly to the airline.
  • Tips for guide and porters.
  • Any kind of meal During Your Stay in Kathmandu (Except Farewell Dinner).
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival late departure, or early return from the trek.
  • Rescue, Medicine, Medical Test, Repatriation, Hospitalization Expenses for Climbs.
  • Any Internet, Hot shower, Drinking Water, Alcohol, cold Drinks, Laundry.
  • Additional costs suffered due to causes beyond our control, such as natural disasters, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, emergency evacuation, changes in government policies, strikes, and so forth.
  • Insurance for Clients.
  • International flight Tickets.
  • Clothing, Packing Items or bag, personal, Medical Kits, and Personal Trekking Gear.
  • any other items, not Included in the Above (Cost Included) Section.

 

 

NOTE: If you return earlier from the trek due to sickness or any problem, the money you paid for the flight, hotel, mountain room, food, etc. It is not will be refundable, and you will need to bear the expenses for the hotel, food, etc. in Kathmandu yourself.

Route Map

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FAQs

You must carry a photocopy of your passport and two copies of the recently taken pp size photo also under provision you will need.
1. Visa to Nepal recommended letter from the department of Nepal tourism board.
2. Hotel booking confirmation.
3. Proof of insurance that covers emergency search and rescue, and treatment for the duration of their travel.
4. Barcode generated from the online application of the online international travel form.

Yes, of course, you can extend your visa for a minimum of 15 days for $45 and $3 extra each day.
 

Travel insurance is mandatory for travelers willing to go on adventures. It should be covered your medical expenses, travel protection, emergency medical repatriation, baggage loss coverage, and in case of death. You must submit a copy of your insurance policy to the office or Unique sherpa trek & Expedition before the trip.

Yes, Why not? If you are on regular medications for general health concerns, you can take your medication. But it is always better to consult a doctor for anything concerned with health.

Nepal is a beautiful, and diverse landscape country. While there are numerous destinations that can be traveled to throughout the year. Nepal is the 12-monthly best season for trekking, tour, and travel, but for mountaineering best season is spring.

Yes, most village has medical clinics and health posts available in server cases, in other ways we will have medical personnel available for your services.
 

Internet facilities are wide coverage in Nepal including remote areas too as well. You can also 3G/4G service by purchasing a SIM card available at convenience stores in cities and remote areas. but nowadays all places have free wi-fi available in the hotel and restaurants during the trek.

At high altitudes, your cardio-pulmonary system is affected by low oxygen density. You can suffer from general breathing difficulties to Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) and your skin is susceptible to sunburn if not protected by clothes or sunblock. The AMS is preventable through appropriate trekking pace and undertaking acclimatization.

We highly recommend having a guide with you. You will travel in wilderness areas and at high elevations so from a safety aspect you should not be alone. Traveling through villages there are many trails and if you took the wrong path accidentally it might be challenging to communicate with locals to get back on the right way or to secure food or accommodation. They will be unlikely to speak English.

We ensure travel safety for all our guests’ women or men traveling with our company. Nepal is generally very safe and welcoming to foreign tourists. We have excellent relationships with the lodges we use and our guides are aware of the whereabouts of every guest on the trek. Our groups are small and we ensure continuous visual contact.

Actually, in Nepal quiet and reasonable price, it is also dependent on the quality and quantities which means more than $10 per night without dinner and breakfast. The cost of food depends on your choice to eat. Lower prices in the local restaurants and higher prices in fancy restaurants have totally different prices. but all your stay for the mentioned days in the trip is included in the package price.
 

Well, tips and gratuities are provided as a reward for hard work. Our porters, guide, assistant sherpa, and climbers guide invest their time. Experience and effort to make your travel a memorable one. so, the tip is a bonus and makes motivates them.
 

Additional Information

01. Customized Itineraries: Unique Sherpa Treks offers customizable itineraries for the Annapurna Circuit Trek, allowing trekkers to tailor their journey according to their preferences, time constraints, and fitness levels. Whether you're looking for a classic circuit trek or a less-traveled route with off-the-beaten-path experiences, Unique Sherpa Treks can accommodate your needs.

02. Experienced Guides: The trekking guides provided by Unique Sherpa Treks are experienced, knowledgeable, and proficient in English. They are passionate about sharing their expertise in the Himalayas, guiding trekkers safely along the trail, and providing insights into local culture, traditions, and natural history.

03. Quality Accommodations: Unique Sherpa Treks ensures comfortable accommodations for trekkers throughout the Annapurna Circuit Trek. From cozy tea houses and lodges with scenic views to well-equipped camping sites in remote areas, trekkers can expect a relaxing and rejuvenating stay after a day of trekking.

04. Safety and Support: Safety is a top priority for Unique Sherpa Treks, and they take every precaution to ensure the well-being of trekkers. From providing comprehensive pre-departure information and safety briefings to carrying essential safety equipment and maintaining communication with trekking groups, Unique Sherpa Treks offers peace of mind to trekkers throughout their journey.

05. Cultural Immersion: With Unique Sherpa Treks, trekkers have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the rich cultural tapestry of the Annapurna region. Guided visits to traditional villages, monasteries, and cultural landmarks offer insights into the unique way of life and customs of the local communities, enriching the trekking experience.

06. Responsible Tourism Practices: Unique Sherpa Treks is committed to sustainable and responsible tourism practices, minimizing environmental impact, and supporting local communities along the Annapurna Circuit Trek. They prioritize eco-friendly initiatives, promote responsible waste management, and contribute to local development projects, ensuring that trekking benefits both travelers and host communities.

07. Flexibility and Personalized Service: With Unique Sherpa Treks, trekkers enjoy flexibility and personalized service throughout their journey. Whether it's accommodating special dietary requirements, adjusting the itinerary to suit changing weather conditions, or addressing individual needs and preferences, Unique Sherpa Treks strives to provide trekkers with a seamless and unforgettable trekking experience.

Overall, Unique Sherpa Treks offers a unique and personalized approach to the Annapurna Circuit Trek, combining exceptional service, experienced guidance, cultural immersion, and responsible tourism practices to create memorable and transformative experiences in the Himalayas.

Equipments

During the trekking, you could see many trekkers wearing expensive outdoor fashion equipment but we recommend you prepare comfortable and durable equipment. Trekking equipment is essential for anyone planning outdoor adventures, whether it's a day hike or a multi-day expedition. Below is a list of names of crucial equipment.

 

Cloth of trekkers,

Down Jacket: You could take on rent in Kathmandu if you don’t have

Thermal Baselayer Set: It is your second skin; bring the best quality (2 sets)

Fleece Pullover Hoodie: keeping you warm even if moisture condenses on the inside when it rains.

Light Weight Thermal Tops: It is comfortable when you don’t use a base layer

Waterproof Jacket and paints: recommended water, rain, and snowproof (if in case of bad weather)

Hiking Shorts: At lower altitudes and under the sun, it can be comfortable

Hiking T-Shirt: For lower altitude

Hiking Pants: Lightweight quick-drying paints (no jeans please)

Gloves: It is recommended to bring two pairs, a light one and a heavyweight water/windproof

Sports Bra for Her: A good sports bra is recommended when you are hiking

Sports underwear: Quick-dry

Woolen Hat: This is handy when it’s getting cold in the evening and morning.

Sunhat: Just it protects from the Sun

Microfleece Buff: I recommend bringing two, it is useful for either low-altitude or higher-altitude

 

Footwear Gears,

Hiking Boots: Ankle support, waterproof (running shoes are not recommended)

Sandals or Running Shoes: In the mornings and in the evenings in the teahouse (running shoes or even sandals will be fine)

Hiking Socks: Good-quality hiking socks should keep your feet dry and comfortable. Bring enough socks

Inner Socks: You could wear thin inner socks to support your hiking socks.

 

Trekking gears,

Snow gaiters: in case of bad weather and snowing

Duffle Bag: Waterproof and about 70L. We recommend this only if you are going to use Porter. Green Valley Nepal Treks will provide a duffel bag if you book Nepal Trekking with us on your arrival in Kathmandu.

Rucksack with Rain Cover: If you plan to carry your stuff during the trekking, we recommend you bring a comfortable (back support) 50 to 60L rucksack with rain cover.

Daypack with Rain Cover: Whether you use a porter or not, a day pack is necessary for your trekking trip in Nepal. Recommended daypack size is 25 to 30L with rain cover.

Trekking Poles: It is optional but if you know how to use it, then it can help your knee and joints.

Sleeping Bag: Recommended at least for -20 DC, Green Valley Nepal Treks will be provided at our pre-meeting if you don’t have your own (if you book the trip with us)

Sleeping Bag Liner: If you are planning to rent a sleeping bag, it is strongly recommended to bring your liner

 

Additional Accessories for Trekkers,

Reusable Water Bottle: Reduce plastic waste using a reusable water bottle.

Trash Bags: Pack trash bags to collect and dispose of your waste properly.

Phone Charger: Carry a fully charged mobile phone with a portable charger.

Power Bank: A power bank ensures your electronic devices stay charged.

Local SIM Card: Purchase a local SIM card for better connectivity in remote areas.

Cash: Carry enough cash to cover expenses, as ATMs might be scarce on the trekking route.

Map and Compass/GPS: Ensure you have the tools to navigate safely.

Camera and Binoculars: Capture the breathtaking landscapes and spot wildlife with a camera and binoculars.

Head Torch: small torch with spare batteries

Sunglasses: Recommended UV protection to prevent headaches and snow blindness.

Toiletries: Pack biodegradable soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and other essential toiletries.

Personal Medications: Bring any necessary prescription medications and basic over-the-counter remedies.

First Aid Kit: Your first-aid kit should include bandages, antiseptic cream, pain relievers, and any specific medications you might need.

Small Wash Towel: Light and quick-dry

Passport and Visa: Ensure your passport is valid for at least six months from entry, and obtain the necessary visa for Nepal.

Travel Insurance: Invest in comprehensive travel insurance that covers trekking at high altitudes.

Permits and Tickets: Obtain all necessary permits for the specific trekking route you plan to take.

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