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Annapurna Circuit Trek 10 days

annapurna circuit trek 10 days
Overview

Annapurna circuit trek 10 days is top most popular trek destination rich in diverse culture and flora and fauna.

Climbing Nepal’s Annapurna Circuit is a standout amongst the most incredibly wonderful, extraordinary encounters you can have on your movements, and we’re almost certain that, similar to us, you’ll be completely charmed by the zone from the absolute first day.

Twisting through a portion of the world’s tallest mountains and various climatic zones (from tropical to solidifying high pinnacles), serious days spent on your feet, and getting a charge out of the wonderful neighborliness of the Nepalese individuals and their interesting mountain towns: the annapurna circuit short trek 10 days you’ll spend on the trail are probably the most moving and testing you’ll ever experience.

Furthermore, you can observe the diverse community settlements such as Brahmin, Chhetri, Tibetian sherpa, Thakali, Magars, Tamang, Gurung. You can see wild animals such as Mountain Thar/ Goat, Leopards, Jackal, birds such as pheasant, long-tail birds among others.

Kaligandaki valley is the world’s deepest gorge, flanked by the giant Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalaya range. After crossing Thorongla, we skip some beautiful parts of the trek and fly out from Jomsom airport to Pokhara and drive to Kathmandu.

Thorong la recognizing the widest pass located over the rocky moraine. Annapurna circuit elevation profile – Thorong la is the highest pass at 5,416m/17,710 feet above sea level. Due to its difficult pass, the pass, the circuit is usually walked in a counterclockwise direction.

Annapurna circuit map for trekkers

what are the Annapurna mountain you see on annapurna circuit trek

On your journey exploring annapurna mountains, you can see most of the majestic mountains that are located in the Annapurna region. They are Mount Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Mt.Annapurna Ist (8,091m) Mt.Manaslu (8,163 m), Mt.Annapurna II (7,937 m.), Mt.Annapurna III (7,555m), Mt.Annapurna IV (7,525m), Mt.Annapurna south (7,219m), Mt.Nilgiri (7,041m), Mt.Fishtail (6,998m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441m), Mt.Lamjung (6,986m),Tukuche peak (6,920m), Tilicho peak (7,134m).

Trekking in annapurna circuit January and February is also possible but it totally depending upon the winter snowfall and changing the weather. The annapurna circuit solo trek is also possible but not recommended traveling clockwise the longer ascent and shorter descent from west to east is too much for many peoples to manage in one day. Annapurna round trek can be done at any time throughout the year.

Itinerary

Annapurna circuit trek 10 days itinerary details

The annapurna round trek itinerary is a classic hike compared to most walks in this region. The particular route is designed for globetrotters who wish to thorong la pass hiking with relaxing manner itinerary, take a look at this special itinerary on Annapurna Circuit Trek. However, if you are planning with limited time wise? below travel itinerary would be the right choice.

Day 1 Arrival at Kathmandu valley

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within breakfast plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.

Day 2 Local Bus drive to Besisahar (760m/2,485 feet), 7 hours.

Early morning, guide will come at 7.00 am in the morning to pick you up. We have 7 hours of driving to Besishar, 185 kilo meters far from Kathmandu valley. On arrival at Besisahar you will witness stunning snow caped mountain scenery. Besisahar is a gateway where to start lodge basis annapurna circuit trek.

Day 3 Drive and trek to Bagarchhap (2,160m/7,063 ft), 7 hours.

The day begins with the off-road drive with local jeep following the Marsyandi Rivers steadily uphill to Tal village. Tal is locating at an altitude at 1,675 meters, the first village in the Manang district. We make a trail verse crossing a wide, flat valley. The trek journey starts up and down to Dharapani at 1,890 meters. Stone entrance chorten typical of the Tibetan influenced villages. Upon reaching Bagarchhap (2,160m) the typical flat-roofed stone houses of local Tibetans design along with the village surrounding with apple Orchards and maize fields.

Day 4Trek to Chame (2,630m /8,600 ft), 5 hours.

Trek continuing through forest, but near the river, to Kopar at 2590m. As we reach the Chame, the headquarters of the Manang district, we are rewarded by the fine views of Annapurna II as you approach Chame & two small hot springs by the town. Along with this route we are introduced to a local community said to have migrated from Tibet a long time past, noticeable by their different features. With them, they have bought local Tibetan house designs and maintained their ways.

Day 5Pisang village trek (3,300m/10,791 ft), 6 hours.

The day starts through deep forest in a steep and narrow valley, crosses a river on a long bridge at 2910m. Then we cross another bridge at 3040m, from where the view of the soaring Paungda Danda rock face really begins to appear. From there the trail joins to climb to Pisang, which sprawls between 3200m & 3300 m. in the late afternoon, visit upper Pisang for Managers and their lifestyles and as well as an amazing Himalayan view.

Day 6Trek to Braga village (3,475m/11,398 ft), 7 hours.

The trail leads you through the drier upper part of the Manang district, cut off from the full effect of the monsoon by the Annapurna Range. People of this region herd the yaks & raise crops for part of the year. They also continue to enjoy special trading rights gained way back in 1784.

We have alternate trails north and south of the Marsyandi River. The southern route goes to Humde airport at 3,325 meters which involves less climbing than the northern route via Ghyaru, though there are better views on the trail that follows the northern bank of the river. That trail continues past the picturesque but partially hidden village of Braga at 3,475 meters to nearby Manang at 3540m.

Day 7 Manang Trekking (3,5519m/11,542 ft), 1 hour only (Acclimatization day).

Hike about 1 hour to reach at the main downtown of Manang village. As today, is an acclimatize day, you can rest to save energy but we recommend you to spend doing some fine walks to Gangapurna viewpoint and Gangapurna glacier and return. That helps your body to acclimatize properly. There are many things to do in Manang to visit places such as ice lake… the more information, you can find in Annapurna circuit trek 10 days blog in our home page.

Day 8Yak Kharka hiking (4,050m/13,244 ft), 4 hours only.

Trek leads through cultivated potatoes land with majestic landscapes around Tanki Manang. Reaching at Gunsang lodges, trail makes an ascent of nearly 500 meters to the Yak Kharka. Yak Kharka is locating at an altitude in 4,000 meters where the many yaks and vegetation steadily more sparse.

Day 9Thorong Phedi trek (4,450m/14,552 ft), 3 hours roughly.

After ascending for two hours the trail descends to cross the river at 4,310 meters. Climb up to Thorong Phedi at 4,450 meters passing one of the most dangerous stone slides area. There are good guest houses and offers very good foods, Bakery, as well as Internet and telephones facilities.

Day 10Thorong la pass (5,416m/17,710 ft) to Jomsom Bazaar(2713 m/8,872 ft.), 8 hours.

Today is challenge day rather than others. We begin our trip very early in the morning. At sunrise, as we need to set out early to complete the crossing of the Thorong la at 5,416 meters. The trail is steep right from the start, but with a slow and steady pace, we should reach the thorong la summit in 4 hours.

Muktinath trek (3,800m/12,426 ft) takes about 4 hours downhill walking from thorong la annapurna mountain. Prayer flags and hot tea await us as we reach the highest point of our trek route. Our descent to Muktinath is long, but the views of border Himalayas and Dhaulagiri family are simply amazing. Muktinath Temple has a large settlement with several lodges to choose from. Talking delicious lunch, we take a locally available jeep to reach Jomsom Bazaar near Jomsom airport. Hot showers and a good meal will allow for a quick recovery after today’s long and difficult excursion.

Day 11Fly to Pokhara (25 minutes) & drive to Kathmandu valley, 7 hours

All the Jomsom flights are available during the morning time cause after 9 AM windstorm starts. A strong breeze blows during and after and frequent changes in the weather prevent flights from landing and taking off in the afternoon. During the flights in the morning, the skies look very clear which allows you to enjoy splendid views of different mountain peaks.

As soon as we land at Pokhara airport, then we take a bus back to Kathmandu. The bus drive takes about seven hours roughly. After a little refreshment, drop you to the international airport for your further flights.

Cost

How much does the annapurna circuit trek 10 days cost?

The cheap annapurna circuit trek 10 days hiking is available on USD 950 per person. But of course, the comfort or luxury annapurna circuit trip price will vary according to group size. Taking flights to and from Pokhara saves your time and riding buses reduces the trip expenses.

For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu round trip airfare, 3 stars category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and 2-star hotel standard accommodation in Pokhara (BB plan) with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.

Standard Annapurna circuit trekking 10 days cost include:

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
  • 2 nights Twin sharing Tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast plan.
  • Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
  • Micro Bus transfer from Kathmandu – Besisahar and from Pokhara – Kathmandu as describe above on travel plan.
  • Domestic flight : Jomsom to Pokhara airfare with applicable domestic airport departure tax.
  • Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis.
  • Annapurna Conservation area permits and TIMS permits for Trekking tours
  • Local jeep transportation (passenger collection basis) as per written on above itinerary.
  • All land transportation as per written on above itinerary.
  • Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
  • Insurance of guide and porters.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
  • A special gift from our company.

Cheap Annapurna circuit trekking 10 days cost excludes:

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above
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We can organize private annapurna circuit trek 10 days starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.

Trip Date

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Nov 30, 2019 – Dec 12, 2019

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USD 950

Dec 01, 2019 – Dec 13, 2019

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USD 950

Dec 05, 2019 – Dec 17, 2019

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USD 950

Dec 10, 2019 – Dec 23, 2019

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USD 950

Feb 10, 2020 – Feb 23, 2020

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USD 950

Feb 20, 2020 – Mar 04, 2020

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USD 950

Feb 28, 2020 – Mar 14, 2020

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USD 950

March 10, 2020 – April 23, 2020

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USD 950

March 20, 2020 – Mar 01, 2020

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USD 950

March 25, 2020 – April 08, 2020

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USD 950

April 05, 2020 – April 17, 2020

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USD 950

April 20, 2020 – May 03, 2020

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USD 950

April 25, 2020 – May 09, 2020

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USD 950

May 05, 2020 – May 19, 2020

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USD 950

May 10, 2020 – May 23, 2020

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USD 950

May 15, 2020 – May 29, 2020

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USD 950

May 25, 2020 – June 09, 2020

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USD 950

June 01, 2020 – June 13, 2020

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USD 950

Sept 01, 2020 – Sept 13, 2020

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USD 950

Sept 10, 2020 – Sept. 23, 2020

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USD 950

Sept 15, 2020 – Sept 27, 2020

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USD 950

Sept 20, 2020 – Oct 03, 2020

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USD 950

Sept 30, 2020 – Oct 12, 2020

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USD 950

Oct 05, 2020 – Oct 18, 2020

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USD 950

Oct 10, 2020 – Oct 23, 2020

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USD 950

Oct 15, 2020 – Oct 27, 2020

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USD 950

Oct 16, 2020 – Oct 29, 2020

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USD 950

Oct 20, 2020 – Nov 02, 2020

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USD 950

Oct 25, 2020 – Nov 09, 2020

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USD 950

Oct 30, 2020 – Nov 12, 2020

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USD 950

Nov 05, 2020 – Nov 19, 2020

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USD 950

Nov 10, 2020 – Nov 23, 2020

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USD 950

Nov 15, 2020 – Nov 27, 2020

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USD 950

Nov 20, 2020 – Dec 02, 2020

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USD 950

Nov 25, 2020 – Dec 08, 2020

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USD 950

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Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled

Limited – Only few space available

FAQ

Question: Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flight’s details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.

Question: Do I need the experience to do annapurna circuit treks 12 days?

Answer: Actually Not ! But it is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a lightweight day pack. For this trekking, if you have about the little experience would be better.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on express annapurna circuit trekking tour?

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with a cozy bed with a nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect in this trek?

Answer: All the guest houses/lodges in Annapurna trekking, they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)

The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.

Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along express annapurna circuit 12 days travel?

Answer: Guest house trekking along the trek routes, they have a shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying however if you are in camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take a bucket shower.

Question: How do I get drinking water on AC express 14 days trek?

Answer: During the annapurna circuit trek 10 days route there are all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you with boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in campsite/along the way.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?

Answer: During the lodge trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters! An extra battery will be recommended.

Question: Is there any communication facilities on express annapurna circuit trek 14 days?

Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?

Answer: No! So, for the trekking routes, you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city areas.

Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.

And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on express annapurna circuit lodge trek 12 days?

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carries a maximum of 25 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?

Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.

Question: Is it possible to rent a guide? how to hire a local trek guide for 12 days?

Answer: Yes of course. If you are not happy to go with the complete Annapurna circuit trek package trip, still you can hire our expert guide to make your holiday tour safer. However, visit a guide and porter hire or email us for your detail travel inquiry.

Question: Do I need walking polls ?

Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on trek.

Annapurna circuit trek 12 days highlights

  • Picturesque villages, turbulent river gorges with nice waterfalls.
  • Visit old Buddhist monastery in Braga village – Explore beautiful Manang village
  • Thorong La 5,416m is highest and widest pass of this valley offers awesome view of whole annapurna massive.
  • Pilgrimage Muktinath town, Jomsom eco Museum, view of Dhaulagiri Ice-fall, The world deepest Kali Gandaki gorge.

The best Annapurna circuit trek 10 days note fro traveler

As the information stated above is just a guide and standard template what we provide you, however, the trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary during on trip.

It is, however, very incredible that the itinerary would be extensively altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

“What makes Annapurna circuit trek 10 days special?”

Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced in costs and consumption.

annapurna circuit trek 10 days review

ACC is one of the greatest and wonderful trip for me !!!

100% 5 star based on – 161 Based on TripAdvisor Reviews

Excellent Guide and very helpful Porters during Trekking made me very enjoyed that time , indeed . Guide always with me while Trekking. When our group have some problem, we discussed and ended with good solution . I would like to say thank you to the Gokyo Treks & Expedition for arranging our group trip with good management. 
  We are thinking to visit Everest Three Pass Trek in Nepal. We ask you to arrange our trek again. Hope to see you there on next couple of year. – Janthima Chotis.., Bangkok, Thailand.

annapurna circuit trek review

Annapurna Circuit Trek

100% 5 star based on – 256 Based on TripAdvisor Reviews

Gokyo Treks was really affordable and easy to liaise with. We texted Ammar on a regular basis prior to the trip to clarify details, and he was always very responsive. The guides and porters catered to our needs and the side treks that we wanted to go for, but they were also wary about our safety and were honest with the risks involved. The guides took good care of our meals, and made sure we were well enough when we fell ill from the cold and AMS. They were really awesome! Thank you Bishnu, Sabin and Bir. Highly recommend!, – Grumpy Cheng, Singapore.

Trip Price : USD 950 Per Person

    1. Duration of trek: 10 Days
    2. Trek Grading: Moderate
    3. Max Altitude: 5,416m / 17,710 ft
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
    5. Group-Size: 2-20 People
    6. Best Time: Oct -May
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/Plane/bus

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