Annapurna Circuit Trekking
Annapurna Circuit Trek/Round Trek is the famous trekking route within Annapurna Region which encircles the Annapurna Range or massifs crossing the river valleys and Thorung La pass. Annapurna Circuit Trekking offers great opportunity to explore spectacular views of the Himalayas such as Mt. Annapurna (I – IV), Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Tilicho and many more.
We begin our Annapurna Circuit Trek with a short one day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu Valley along with some trekking preparation. The next day, we will drive from Kathmandu to Syange for about 8 hours in tourist bus. The trek begins at Syange and follows Syange/Jagat - Dharapani - Chame- Pisang - Manang - Ledar - Phedi - Muktinath - Marpha - Ghasa - Tatopani - Ghorepani - Poon Hill - Tikhedhunga - Nayapul –Pokhara. The trail for Annapurna Circuit Trek passes through amazing paddy fields, dense forests and waterfalls, gigantic and rugged cliffs and villages. The Circuit trek also allows to experience and enjoy the culture and lifestyle of the local people in various villages. Tea houses and lodges are perfect for the accommodation along the trail. This Annapurna Circuit was the best long distance trek in the World that covers the climate from 600 m to 5416 m elevation above sea level. But the road construction in most of the areas has reduced the trekking excitement. The cultural variety of Hindu villages in the lower hills and the Tibetan culture of the Mustang and Manang valley will amaze you. You will explore one day in the natural paradise – Pokhara while returning back to Kathmandu and visit many tourist sites there like the awesome Fewa Lake, White Peace Stupa, View from Sarangkot, Mahendra Cave, Bat Cave and many more. The next day, you will drive back to Kathmandu and conclude your adventurous, exciting, cultural Annapurna Circuit Trek.
Trekking Group Size
Trekking Group is termed for the group of people with every individuals who go for a trip. A minimum of 2 people and maximum number of 12 is highly recommended as the size of the group. This planning ensures complete safety of the trekkers and convenience as well. However, with conditions applied, the group size can be customized as per the request of our clients.
[Note: Crew members are not counted within the trekking group size. This exclusive group of crews include one leader, assistant leaders and porters. One assistant leader for every 4 trekkers and one porter for every 2 trekkers]
Meals and Accommodation
During your stay in Kathmandu city, at the initial and the final stages of the trip, you will be residing at a 4 star hotel. The meal facilities in our Cost Includessection takes account of only breakfast facilities at this particular hotel. During the trek, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served including varieties of snacks, cold drinks, and hot chocolate especially during the mountain part.
As mentioned above, accommodation will be facilitated at a 4 star hotel in Kathmandu. Whereas, during the trek, you will be staying at standard teahouses, lodges and camps, on twin sharing basis, that is determined by the viability of accommodation facilities at overnight stops.
As a general idea, health condition in a good state is highly recommended for any kind of tour. As, Annapurna Circuit Trek is categorized under Strenuous Level, one should have the ability to walk for at least 5 – 6 hours a day, and 8 – 9 hours in some of the days. The highest altitude that we climb in this particular trek is 5,416m/17,769ft. Trekking in higher altitudes requires more physical effort. If you have any kind of medical condition, we urge you to receive a counsel from medical experts and formally inform us before applying for this trip.
Previous trekking experience is further admired. Even if you do not possess any, our crew members will always be there to guide for your safety concerns. We believe that you are strengthened with a positive attitude and a strong determination towards this trip.
Taking every aspects in consideration, we have come up with a squad of perfectly skilled crew members who have been recruited especially for their respective fields. You will be guided by fluently English speaking professional experts and team leaders who have gone through all possible circumstances that might occur ruining your trekking experience. Boosted with knowledge of ecology, geography, wild lives, flora and fauna, culture and history, you will be directed with maximum possible efficiency.
We wish you a happy, convenient and safe journey!
The Best Season to go for Annapurna Circuit Trek is between October and May. This particular timespan provides you an efficient trekking experience with provisions of remarkable views of the environment around.
This part is analytically the most important of all. It is a must to gain knowledge about equipment required for a well-planned trekking tour. These gears not only adds convenience to your trip but, also, is totally responsible for its completion. We have formulated a clean list of equipment required for trekking in Nepal.
We, personally, do not sell any kind of insurances to our clients. We are, however, concerned about your safety as much as you do. Therefore, we advise you to plan a travel insurance policy before going for any of our trips. Unfortunate events such as sickness, medical issues, injuries or any kinds of accidents are possible measures that can ruin your trip or can even add threats to your life.
We can suggest some of the reputed insurance companies that can come in handy to you. You better be careful while you choose a company and select insurance plans that includes emergency air ambulance rescue service, medical expenses and compensation for trip cancellation, as we do not provide any kind of refunds. Please, formally, provide us a copy of your insurance plans before going for the trip
[Note: We won’t be liable for any kind of the mentioned life-threatening accidents under any circumstances]
Permits and Fees
No special fees or permits is required for trekking in this region as trekkers do not need to climb any of the peaks. Only an entrance fee is charged to gain access to Annapurna Conservational Area [US $ 28 per person]. These fees can be paid at the National Park desk in Thamel or directly at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu [Tel: 00977-1-4222453, 00977-1-4223590] or Pokhara [Tel: 00977-1-521167]
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu Airport (TIA). Warm welcome and transfer to hotel. Tour briefing and preparation.
Day 02: Drive Kathmandu to Syange/ Jagat (1290 m). 8 hrs.
Day 03: Trek to Dharapani (1920 m). 6 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Chame (2630 m). 5 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Pisang (3300m). 5 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Manang (3520m). 4 hrs.
Day 07: Rest day for acclimatization at Manang.
Day 08: Trek to Ledar (4250m). 5 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Phedi (4420m). 4 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Muktinath (3800m) crossing over Thorong La Pass (5416m). 7/8 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Jomsom
Day 12: Morning flight to Pokhara then drive or fly to Kathmandu.
Day 13: Our representative will drop you to the International Airport (TIA) to assist you for your final departure to your destination or alternatively the next destination.
Day 11: Trek to Marpha (2670 m). 6 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Ghasa (2010 m). 6 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Tatopani (1160 m). 5 hrs.
Day 14: Rest and Relaxing hot spring at Tatopani.
Day 15: Trek to Ghorepani (2775 m). 7 hrs.
Day 16: Hike to Poon Hill (3210m) and trek to Tikhedhunga (1570m). 5 hrs.
Day 17: Trek to Nayapul (1010m). 3 hours and drive to Pokhara (915m)
Day 18: Sightseeing and exploration in Pokhara.
Day 19: Drive back to Kathmandu (1300m) by tourist bus or take Pokhara Kathmandu Flight. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 20: Our representative will drop you to the International Airport (TIA) to assist you for your final departure to your destination or alternatively the next destination.
The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements
- All airport/hotel transfers
- 3 night hotel in Kathmandu and 2 night in Pokhara
- All accommodation and meals during the trek
- Transfer by Kathmandu to Pokhara flight or deluxe tourist bus
- An experienced English-speaking trek guide and Sherpa porters to carry luggage including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging
- Sleeping bags and duffel bags for trekking
- All necessary paper works
- National Park entry fee
- TIMS Card fee
- All government and local taxes
- English speaking tour guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Nepal Entry Visa fee
- Airport departure tax
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu or Pokhara (Main city)
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.)
- Tips for guides and porters
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I have just returned from Nepal with 3weeks trekking Annapura Circle organised by Hari Bhatta at Life Dream Adventure in Kathmandu.He's a nice guy and honest. Thank you very much to our guide for arranging our trip so efficiently and leisurely. Everything went very smoothly even when we changed our plans slightly. Guide and porters so friendly and helpfull
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Wonderful Trekking around Annapurna
Thank you so much for organizing such a wonderful trip for us in Nepal. This Annapurna round trekking makes us to understand Nepali culture and to enjoy the excellent natural scenery. We take pleasure in the trekking the most and will never forget the time we have when trekking around the Annapurna region. Sabin is our tour guide and eventually he becomes a friend of ours after the 16-day trip. He is a smart, fun, helpful and responsible person. He arranges our trip very precisely, reacts very quickly and understands our requests thoroughly all the time. Therefore, we didn’t worry about anything but to enjoy the trekking, Nepali food and the beautiful landscape of Nepal. It’s not easy to trek along the route sometimes, and he has been kind in taking great care of us that makes our trekking very interesting and fills with fun. Most importantly, we find that he has great enthusiasm of being tourist guide and deep passion about his country.
Also, we would like to thank our potter Shyam. He is responsible of carrying our heavy backpacks throughout the trip, and mostly, gets a nice-viewed room for us during the trekking route. Undoubtedly, we will have Life Dream Adventure to organize our tour in our next visit to Nepal. We hope you all enjoy your work and look forward to seeing you soon.
Momorable Annapura Circuit Trekking
Dear Hari, Namaste!
Thank you so much for organizing such a wonderful trip for us in Nepal. This trip makes us to understand Nepali culture and to enjoy the excellent natural scenery. We take pleasure in the trekking the most and will never forget the time we have when trekking around the Annapurna circuit trek. Sabin is our tour guide and eventually he becomes a friend of ours after the 6-day trip. He is a smart, fun, helpful and responsible person. He arranges our trip very precisely, reacts very quickly and understands our requests thoroughly all the time. Therefore, we didn’t worry about anything but to enjoy the trekking, Nepali food and the beautiful landscape of Nepal. It was not always easy to trek along the route, and he has been kind in taking great care of us that makes our trekking very interesting and fills with fun. Most importantly, we find that Sabin has great enthusiasm of being tourist guide and deep passion about his country. Undoubtedly, we will have Life Dream Adventure to organize our tour in our next visit to Nepal. We hope you all enjoy your work and look forward to seeing you soon.