Annapurna Circuit Trek

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Circuit Annapurna Trip Summary

    1. Annapurna Circuit Trek Duration: 16 Days
    2. Annapurna Circuit Trek Difficulty: Moderate
    3. Thorong La height: 5,416 meters/17,770 feet
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 hours daily
    5. Annapurna Hiking Group-Size: 1 – 30 People
    6. Trip Mode: Guest House
    7. Best Time: March, April, May, October, November and December.
    8. Meals on Trek Route: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    9. Transportation: Micro Bus / Jeep Ride Bus

Overview

The Annapurna circuit trek is top first most popular trek destination of Nepal, rich in diverse culture and flora and fauna. The length of Annapurna circuit trek route varies between 160 to 230-kilo meters (ie.100-145 miles).

Annapurna round trek grants an outstanding scenery of Mt.Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Mt.Annapurna Ist (8,091m) Mt.Manaslu (8,163 m), Mt.Annapurna II (7,937m.), Mt.Annapurna III (7,555m), Mt.Annapurna IV (7,525m). Additionally, tourist can see mount 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).

While you trek in the Annapurna circuit, you can see the settlements of diverse communities such as Brahmin, Chhetri, Tibetan Sherpa, Thakali, Magars, Tamang, Gurung. In addition, you can see some wild animals such as Mountain ram (mountain sheep), Himalayan Thar, Mountain Goat, snow Leopards, Jackal, pheasant birds, long-tail birds..etc.

Marsyangdi river valley in the east and the Kaligandaki valley in the west are other top attractions of circuit Annapurna. Hike around the Annapurna is a part of the great Himalayan trek in Nepal.

Annapurna ice lake trek

The Kali Gandaki river source is a Nhubine Himal Glacier. In addition, Kali Gandaki Gorge is the world’s deepest gorge, skirted by the giant Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan ranges. Thorong la is recognized as the widest pass located over rocky moraine at an altitude of 5,416m/17,710 feet above sea level.

In October 2014, About 43 trekkers were killed because of heavy snowstorms and torrential slides in Thorong la, subsequently bringing about Nepal’s most noticeably awful truly journeying disaster. The latest report of human loss has been that of 17 January 2020, because of avalanches set off by weighty snowfall.

Annapurna circuit trek map

It’s easy to get the Annapurna circuit trek map from google search but you can also buy a hard copy map from Gokyo Treks and Expedition’s office for Nrs 250 rupees. The map is about 1:50,000 scale with 500 series and publishes from Himalayan Map House, Thamel. You can also download the Annapurna circuit map pdf in google

Annapurna circuit trek map

The Best Annapurna circuit trek combines with Annapurna base camp itinerary detail.

Annapurna circuit map

Circuit trek combine with the Abc route is also a part of great Himalayan trekking in Nepal. Kali Gandaki is the world’s deepest gorge, skirted by the giant Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan range, Rupse is the most astonishing fountain in Nepal and the most beautiful waterfalls in the world. Rupse Falls commonly speaks as a Rupse Chhahara is a beautiful waterfall that lies on the Beni-Jomsom Highway. Likewise, Poonhill is the most demanding trek for sunset & sunrise tours, and annapurna base camp trek is a great place to touch above 8000-meter mountains takes roughly 23 days to complete.

Thorong la mark is the widest pass located over rocky moraine at an altitude of 17,770 feet above sea level. Windstorms and huge snowfall happen every winter season. It is hard to cross over Thorong la pass without taking an expert Guide, especially in the early morning. The circuit is usually the best hike from Manang to Mustang in a counter-clockwise direction.

circuit Annapurna hike

How much does for Annapurna Circuit Trek Package Cost?

The cost of Annapurna Circuit Trip Package with a Gokyo Treks Agency (local guides owned company in Nepal) ranges between US$ 998 to US$ 1550. It is the standard trip package price for 15 nights 16 days trek. The cost totally depends upon the group size you are coming with and the month you travel.

The Annapurna circuit trek cost for Indian is cheaper comparing to other foreign tourist because of SAARC Tourist trek permits cost. Additionally, we also have discount offer for tour leader. For an example if you could bring 10+ travelers (except you) to your trip, you are treated as a group leader. So you can hike Annapurna circuit free of cost.

If you are 2 person and want to make this trip with us, it costs US$ 1,099 for 16 days trek according to this trekking plan. We can able modify the trek routes and the prices according to your wishes also. Here is the price list for the ACT.

Price Per Person for 16 days AC Trekking in Nepal

Number of TouristPrice Per Person
1 PersonUS$ 1550
2 PersonUS$ 1098
3 PersonUS$ 1.095
4 to 6 personUS$ 1075
7 to 9 PersonUS$ 1025
10 and more than 10 PersonUS$ 998

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Itinerary

Annapurna Circuit Trek itinerary details

Our trek in the Annapurna circuit is a classical journey with 16 days itinerary. The particular route is designed for globetrotters who wish to Annapurna Circuit hiking with a relaxing manner itinerary however if you are planning with limited time-wise? take a look at this special itinerary on around Annapurna short trek – 10 Days which would be a more appropriate choice.

01 Day Micro Bus drive to Besisahar (760m/2,485 feet). Local Bus to Nagdi village, 8 hours.

In a very early morning, meet and brief about the circuit trekking in Nepal. Around 6:30 am in the morning, our guide will come to pick you up at your hotel. Drive to Gongabhu New Bus Park station to catch the Bus to Besisahar. The distance between Kathmandu and Besisahar is 110 km and the road distance is 174.5 km. While on a drive, you have stunning snow-capped mountain scenery. On arrival at Besisahar, we take a local bus/jeep (passenger collection basis) and drive further to Nagdi village via Bulbule Lodges. The total drive requires about 8 hours with an adventure bus ride. Stay overnight at a local guest house.

02 DayChamje trekking (1,400m/4,578 feet), 6 hours

Hike to Syange Bazaar. Syange offers with an amazing waterfall located at an altitude in 3,510 feet. As we continue our hikes, cross Marsyangdi River suspension bridge, follow the river to the Jagat before climbing to Chamje.

03 DayBagarchhap trek (2,160m/7,063 feet), 5 hours.

The hike begins with the rocky mountain trails subsequent the Marsyandi Tributary continuously uphill to Tal at 1,675m, the ist village of Manang district. We make a trail verse crossing a wide, flat gorge.

Continues up and down to Dharapani village at 2,200 feet. Bagarchhap is a Tibetan influence village located at an altitude of 7,0085 feet. Local Tibetans design special houses enclosed with with an apple Orchards and maize fields.

04 DayChame Hotspring trek (2,630m/8,600 feet), 5 hours.

The nature path continue over the jungle, but across the river, to Kopar lodge at 2590m, we can see a chame guest houses. Chame is the Manang district headquarter. Annapurna II with fine views as you approach Chame Bazaar. The massive landslides and the Marshyangdi river flood in 2021 destroyed some of the guest houses including two small hot springs.

Along with this travel route, tourists can see the local community said to have migrated from Tibet a long time in the past, noticeable by their different features. With them, they have bought local Tibetan house designs and maintained their ways.

In addition, Chame is a gateway to exploring Kajin Sara Lake which is situated at an altitude of 5,200 meters above the sea. The lake is in Manang District and is said to have been the highest lake in the world. chame, Manang

05 DayUpper Pisang village trek (3,300m/10,791 feet), 5 hours.

The day starts through deep forest in a steep and narrow valley, crosses a river on a long bridge. We cross the bridge and climb Paungda Danda rock face really begins to appear. The impressive trail climb to Pisang. Upper Pisang village is worthy to hike to see Manangies and their lifestyles staying a bit higher altitudes.

pisang, Manang
06 DayNgawal to Manang hikes (3,540m/11,576 feet), 8 hours.

The cultural 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 the 17th century. If you are a nomadic hiker or easy route backpacker, follow the alternate easy trek route to Humde airport alongside the Marsyandi valley.

ice lake hikes

The southern route goes across the Humde airport – guest houses at 3,325 meters involves less climbing and easy ascending. The northern route passes over Ghyaru, a typical Buddhist village that is longer. Across the Gharu hiking trail, tourists catch a better mountain scenery that follows the northern bank of the Marshyangdi river. This higher trek route is best for the photographer. Furthermore, the hiking trail is totally picturesque, and Braga and Manang villages are partially hidden but impressive.

07 Day Acclimatization day. Manang village day tour.

Acclimatize day in Manang. Hiking and village excursion is not compulsory. However, we recommend you spend some fine walks to either the ice lake or Gangapurna glacier lake. Ice lake Hike is one of the best day hikes in the Trans Himalaya to watch almost the best panorama of Annapurna mountains including Gangapurna plus Tilicho peak and impressive dry valley. Likewise, hiking Gangapurna glacier lake is an easy day tour to watch the best view of Manang guest houses and during the daytime is best to gain altitude.

08 DayYak Kharka trekking (4,050m/13,244 feet), 4 hours.

Hike continues uphill leading through cultivated land of Tanki Manang village. Continue walk along the Jarsang Khola valley, we reach Yak Kharka. You can discern some Himalayan Yaks, grazing on the ground.

09 DayThorong Phedi Trek (4,450m/14,552 feet), 3 hours.

After ascending for two hours the grassy Yak trail descends to cross the river at 4310m. We climb further to Thorong Phedi guest house at 4,450 meters passing landslide areas. At Thorong la base camp, the guest houses are nice and clean which also provides very good cuisines, Bakery as well as Internet fasclities.

thorong la phedi lodge
10 Day Thorong La pass (5,416m/17,769 feet). Further to Muktinath Trek (3,800m/12,426 feet), 10 hours.

A hard and challenging day tour starts roughly at 4 am in the morning. Use the best mountain hardware and be ready to hit the trail. At sunrise, we need to set out early to complete to cross over Thorong La pass (5,416m). Nepal hiking journey at Thorong la is the top ten long-distance walks and best hikes in the world. The rocky mountain trail is steep right from the start, but with a slow and steady pace, we should reach the summit within 4 hours roughly.

thorong la

In addition, Prayer flags await us at the highest point of our hikes. Tourists can buy a cup of tea at the widest pass Thorong la tea shop. Descent to Muktinath town is long, but the journey offers a superb mountain view. Muktinath is a large settlement with several modern comfortable lodges.

Optional Hikes!

Walking long day hikes crossing over Thorong La, perhaps you may tire. So, tourists can take a Bus ride on the adventure road downhill from Muktinath to Tatopani. In this way, the guest can complete the ac trek shorter and quicker. Many backpackers use backpacking travel guides and skip those 3 days hikes and climb again Tatopani to Poon hill to secure breathtaking Sunrise. Thus, hikers can drive from Muktinath to Tatopani road if they have a short time hiking in the Annapurna. So, we are open to your suggestion to modify the special itinerary to make your travel better.

11 Day Marpha village trek (2,665m/8,715 feet), 7 hours

Hikes at Jharkot shakyapa monastery is to see Buddhist Monks if you want. Walk along with the Kali Gandaki river sandy road. The Gandaki River, also familiar as the Narayani and the Gandak, is one of the major rivers in Nepal and a left-bank tributary of the Ganges in India. We have Lunch at Jomsom Bazaar and walk further to Marpha. Marpha is a lovely village with apple orchards and the sweet smell of cider. Several great bakeries produce apple puff pastry and apple cakes in this village.

Marpha village, Mustang
12 DayTrek to Ghasa village (2,013m /6,583 feet), 6 hours

From Marpha to Ghasa is a popular as a Annapurna north view trail because from Kalo Pani area, tourists can observe Annapurna first. But the best view of Annapurna mountains is ultimately from Poon hill tower. Later kalo pani and Lete, we descend steeply through the woodlands to Ghasa, the final Thakali small town and the southern-most limit of Tibetan Shakyapa Buddhism. Kalopani in English is black water because there is a black lake above Kalo Pani villages in the Mustang district. Furthermore, the beginning part of the rough trail is stretched at an almost flat level up to Kalopani and begins descending steeply to Ghasa.

The first part of the trek passes through the windy area wrapped with pine trees, rhododendron forests, and birches. The surrounding area of Ghasa is a famous destination for bird watching and wild Marijuana. Mt. Nilgiri North (7061m.)-Central (6940m.), Nilgiri South (6839m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Dhaulagiri I (8167m.), and Tukuche peak (6920m.) looks terrific.

13 DayTatopani trek (1,190m/3,891 feet), 7 hours

We begin our Tatopani trek and its flagstone-paved streets before following the Kali Gandaki Gorge which is deepest gorge in the world and the last remnants of Tibetan influence in the valley. Our trail takes us through the villages of Dana. Get an impressive Rupse waterfalls as it is a most beautiful waterfalls in the world. Waterfall Rupse is a beautiful waterfalls in Nepal. Our evening’s accommodation is in a delightful Tatopani lodge. The meaning of TATO PANI is a hot water in Nepali.

tato pani hot spring
14 DayGhorepani trek (2853m/9,329 feet), 7 hours

Likewise, Tatopani takes us away from the Kaligandaki Gorge and towards the Gar Khola River. Scenery changes once again as large rice terraces appears. From Chitre we ascend several steps until we finally see the blue roofs of Ghorepani right above us.

An adventure hikes over mixed forest offers scenic Himalayan and village views. Ghorepani has a strong Tibetan influence, and you could purchase jewelry almost everywhere.

poon hill
15 DayPoon Hill Sunrise trek. Descend to Pokhara city, 7 hours

Early morning, hike to poon hill for sunrise view over the Himalayan horizon. Reaching Punhill station, just climb poon hill tower to get an Annapurna Mountain glimpse. Poon Hill hike is located at an altitude of 10,548 feet above sea level for the best mountain view. The hilltop is very popular to see the Himalayan panorama, especially in the sunrise over the Annapurna massif. Moreover, tourists can notice Annapurna South, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, Blue mountain (Nilgiri),…etc within a row. Get back to the lodge, take breakfast, and start to walk down a hill to reach Hile (1,520m/ 4,970 feet).

After Lunch, we trek 6 hours downhill further easy walking to reach Nayapool where a private taxi transfer is waiting for us. Drive around 1:30 hours to reach Fewa lakeside of Pokhara city. Check in the hotel and your trekking crew will salute you with your work and last night’s celebration together.

Poon Hill Trek
16 DayDrive out to Kathmandu, The capital of Nepal. Final departure day

Morning we’ll drive back through the scenic countryside and during the route will stop for breakfast & lunch. It takes 7 hours back to Kathmandu. Right on arrival at Sorekhutte Tourist Bus park, your guide will arrange a transfer to the hotel. Trip finish.

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Cost

How much does Annapurna Circuit Trek cost?

Either Annapurna hikes or Annapurna circuit trek price is US$ 1098 is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. Taking flights to and from Pokhara saves your time and riding the bus reduces the trip expenses.

In addition, for the comfort – luxury circuit trek option, we add Pokhara – Kathmandu airfare, 3-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN), and 3-star hotel standard accommodation in Pokhara (BB plan) with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places on extra cost. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZING YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGE PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discounts and attractive complimentary.

Adventure Annapurna Circuit Trekking Package Price includes:

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer on your arrival day with a private Car/Van.
  • 2 nights double bed room Tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • 1 night double bed room Tourist standard hotel accommodation on Phewa Lake side in Pokhara.
  • 16 Breakfast, 16 Lunch and 16 Dinner during your Annapurna circuit hikes.
  • Guest house accommodation during the annapurna mountains tour.
  • Fully escorted trek with English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permits for Trek routes
  • Nayapool to Fewa lake side of Pokhara transfer with a private taxi.
  • Bus transfer from Kathmandu – Besisahar and from Pokhara Fewa lake side Tourist bus park to Sorakhutte, Kathmandu.
  • Duffel bag and Sleeping bag – if Necessary (return after the trek).
  • Food and accommodation and salary for Nepali trekking staffs.
  • Seasonal fruits like apple and pomograntes as a deserts for Thorong la trekking.
  • Security of accidental insurance of guide and porters for thorong pass hikes.
  • Agency’s Certificate of appreciations after the successful round annapurna trekking.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.

Top Annapurna Circuit Trekking Package Price Excludes:-

  • Nepal entry visa fees.
  • 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.
  • Expenses like personal nature, all types of drinks, showers, deserts and bar bills.
  • Travel Insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • 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

Group join

AC trek in Nepal is also the best day hikes in the world. Many beginner hikers says that crossing Thorong la is the hardest day hikes in the world. However, we can organize private Annapurna Circuit Trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.

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10 Sept, 2022 – 26 Sept, 2022Avaiable1098
20 Sept, 2022 – 05 Oct, 2022Avaiable1098
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FAQ

Question: I am not a professional trekker. Do I need the experience to do Annapurna Circuit Treks?

Answer: Actually Annapurna Circuit Trekking is suitable for enthusiastic walkers who can walk around 4 in a day, with a lightweight daypack. If you have little experience with carrying little day packs? better for going around the Annapurna trek.

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

Answer: Yes sure. Provide us your flight details. Our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.

Question: Can I store my luggage/stuff in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes, you can leave your luggage at your hotel or at our office. Store your stuff in the Gokyo Treks agency office is for free.

Question: Is AC trekking Safe for the Solo Female Trekkers?

Answer: Absolutely. Nepal is a safe country to travel to for solo travelers; this trek is perfectly safe for solo female trekkers. We have been organizing the Annapurna base camp trek even for solo female travelers since its establishment.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on express Annapurna Circuit Trekking?.

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and lodge accommodation at trek routes. Rooms at the guesthouse are clean with a comfortable bed with a nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent them while you are in the Kathmandu gears shop.

Question: What kind of food can I expect in a rapid Annapurna round trek?.

Answer: All the lodges on round Annapurna treks, have attached restaurants. They cook a yummy range of mostly vegetarian meals such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, curry rice, bread, and soups. 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 Annapurna Circuit lodge Trek?.

Answer: Over the lodge hikes, they have a hot shower which you can get often on pay. Although, if you upgrade your accommodation plan to a double bedroom with a private toilet bathroom then the cost of a hot shower will not charge extra. So please let us know the types of rooms you want to have for circuit Annapurna hikes.

Question: How do I get drinking water on AC lodge Trekking?.

Answer: Hikers can buy water at a safe drinking water station in various hiking camps. Tourists can purchase bottled mineral water either at hotels or at local shops en route. But, we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of plastic waste in the mountains. So, we advise you to bring Aqua tablets to purify normal water to drink. Normal tap water is available in almost every station, stream, river, and village.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my Annapurna Circuit tour?.

Answer: As you go on a lodge basis trek, you can certainly charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair in case. Remember to bring your own adapters! An extra battery will be recommended.

Question: Are there any communication facilities on Annapurna circuit hiking?.

Answer: At the Annapurna circuit hiking route, Tourists can purchase a local NTC sim card to get a telephone call. It’s a cheaper way to call at your home rather than calling direct. You can also buy a DATA PACK to use high-speed Internet as per your requirements.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?

Answer: No! So, for the AC trek, you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards don’t accept in the mountains.

Question: Is Annapurna Circuit still worth it?

Answer: There is no question or confusion that traveling Annapurnas is certainly worth doing. As talked about it is feasible to stay away from the motorable road in many places because of New Annapurna Trek Trail [NATT]. Both of these treks are acceptable choices in case you are searching for a hotel-based journey in Nepal.

Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payment 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 hold last-minute bookings.

And regarding the down payment, 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 remaining part of the payment can pay on your arrival in Nepal.

Question: Who will carry my luggage in the Annapurna circuit treks?.

Answer: We do 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 gradient, terrain, and altitude. The total length of the hiking route varies between 160–230 km (100-145 miles), depending on where motor transportation is used and where the trek is ended. This trek crosses Marshyangdi and Kali Gandaki river valleys and encircles the Annapurna Massif. As such it is very hard to give specific distances each day. However, you need to prepare roughly about 5-6 hours daily.

Question: Where is Thorong la Trek located?.

Answer: Annapurna Circuit is equally popular as Thorong la trek. Its impressive journey goes over the widest Thorong la pass. The total length of the Annapurna circuit trek route varies between 160–230 kilometers (100-145 miles). It is depending on the dirt road transportation is used and where the trek is ended.

Question: Is Annapurna Circuit dangerous?.

Answer: Thorongla 5,416m mark one of Nepal’s widest passes and one of highest passe crossing it is potentially dangerous. In terms of altitude acclimatization, the safest hike goes from Manang to Mustang which is east to west. Nature walk up to the pass from Manang is typically a soft adventure with less difficulty. But it is a long way at high elevation, which can cause problems. Likewise, every year solo trekker has been missing in the Himalayas losing the right hikes at high altitude because of walking alone without hiring a guide and porter.

Question: How dangerous is Annapurna Circuit Hike?.

Answer: The circuit is very tough at times, and the high altitude is because of the high pass. The unpredictable weather of the Annapurna mountain range can make crossing the Thorong La Pass a dangerous task – particularly if you’re not prepared with trekking gears.

Question: Is it possible to hire a trekking guide? how to hire a local trek guide for ac trek?.

Answer: Yes of course. If you are not happy to go with the complete full board 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 trek poles?.

Answer: It is better to trek with trekking poles. Before hiking in Nepal, learn how to use trekking poles. It helps you balance and stability, whether on the sidewalk or on hiking trails. Walking poles can help prevent slips and falls. They are just recommended but not obligatory.

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

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a 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 your trek.

Annapurna Circuit Trek Review

Annapurna circuit 10 Days Trek

Rated 5 out of 5
February 23, 2020

Gokyo Treks were responsive and professional from start to finish, and I couldn’t recommend them more. If you are looking to hike in the region, they will go the extra lengths to accommodate for your specific needs.
Special thanks goes out to Rajesh – our super guide. He was everything we could have asked for from a guide; attentive, knowledgeable, kind, sociable. He made the 10 days that much more enjoyable for us and his infectious passion for the mountains elevated the experience up another notch.

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Daniel Cheng, Australia

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Dear Guest Daniel Cheng, Australia
Thank you for the review about Annapurna circuit trek 10 days in December with our guide Rajesh Rupakheti and porters. We are very happy that you are highly satisfied. So, let’s stay in touch as we are looking forward to serving you again for your other holidays in Nepal Himalayas!
Regards, Ammar Raj Guni

Impressive Annapurna Circuit trek

Rated 5 out of 5
December 30, 2019

Easy contacts during the preparation of the trek. Qualified guide took care for us during the trek. Nothing to complain.

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Rihard Bednord, Dresden, Germany

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Thanks a lot for your time writing us an excellent review of the Annapurna circuit trek 5,416 meters above the sea level in Nepal with our guide and porters.

Epic Hiking Trails - Annapurna Circuit 15 Days

Rated 5 out of 5
December 30, 2019

Gokyo has done a wonderful job in making our hiking trip a success. Ammar was very helpful and responsive in our planning stage by addressing most of our concerns and following up closely with our group.
Shreeram was assigned to us as our guide and we were so lucky to have him. We were well taken care of throughout the trek. Shreeram was always checking up on us and making sure we were doing ok. He was attentive to our needs and always willing to accommodate us.
He was observant and quick to solve our minor issues along the way , i,e my shoes were almost broken on Day 1 ( i didn’t even notice) but he noticed it and immediately super glued it during lunch and now my shoes are stronger than before! Most importantly, we felt safe and comforted throughout the trek.
Credits to the entire team including our 2 strong and fast porters Dev & Surendra for bringing us across Thorong La Pass and back down to Kathmandu safely with our bags. I am very happy with Gokyo’s services. Itinerary was well organized and flexible according to our pace. Guide/porters were super chilled and fun people to hang with!
We had so much fun together! This trip was filled with wonderful scenery and epic trails because we had experienced and capable people to guide and advise us along the way. Thank you!

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Lee Jane, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Dear Guest Lee Jane, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Thanks a lot for your time writing us an excellent review of the Annapurna circuit trek 5,416 meters in Nepal with our guide and porters. We are very much pleased that you are highly satisfied and writing us an excellent experience exploring Nepal. Be in touch as we are looking forward to serving you again for your other holidays in Nepal Himalayas!
With best regards, Ammar Raj Guni

Annapurna circuit trek

Rated 5 out of 5
December 30, 2019

We had a very tight schedule and Ammar (the owner) worked with us to create a schedule that worked with the time and budget we had allocated.
We had a great time with this trek. Our guide (Ram) and porter (Devi) are wonderful and we cannot recommend them enough. Ram and Devi listened to our requests and adjusted the pace and journey based on how we where feeling. Everything was really well organized once we leave Kathmandu. The guide was very attentive to our health and always give great suggestions. This company is owned and operated by Nepalese, using local companies is better for the economy of Nepal.
The weather was wonderful (November) and the trip was everything we hoped for.

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Thank Monika and Jerry for your time writing us an excellent review of the 10 day Annapurna circuit trek 5,416 meters above the sea level in Nepal with our guide and porters.

Annapurna Circuit Trek Highlights Including MUST SEE side trips.

There are many things to see around the Annapurna trekking tours which are still attracting travelers to visit circuit trek worthy. It is a MUST DO trek in Nepal Himalayas as there are many side trips hidden out of the main trek routes. Kindly get a list of top side trips of the Annapurna circuit perhaps you never know before.

  • Picturesque villages, turbulent river gorges with nice waterfalls.
  • Chme Hot Spring, is one of the top side trips that tourists can cover on their holiday.
  • Bhratang Apple Farm, covers 37.49 Hectares in total. Both the projects, Bhratang Apple Farm and Agro Manang are the same.
  • Kajin Sara Lake, a top attraction that is situated at an altitude of 5,200 meters above sea level.
  • Ancient Buddhist monastery in Braga village. Milarepa Cave (4,100m) or Milarepa Cave is a cave associated with Milarepa in Nepal.
  • Ice lake commonly known as a Kicho Tal, covering 16 kilometers takes about 7 hours hikes from Manang Guesthouse.
  • Gangapurna Viewpoint at 4,000 meters offers an amazing view of the entire Manang valley and Glacial Lake.
  • Thorong la high camp viewpoint offers a Grand View of high mountains and Sun Valley.
  • Thorong La (5,416m) is the highest and widest pass of this valley and offers an awesome view of the complete Annapurna massive.
  • The Pilgrimage town of Muktinath, Typical Eco-Museum in Jomsom, Views of Dhaulagiri Icefall, The world’s deepest gorge in the Kali Gandaki River valley.
  • Shakyapa Monastery or Jharkot gomba is scenic and worthy to explore on your journey.
  • Saligram ammonite hunting while walking along the Kaligandaki river bank.
  • Dumba lake (2,830m), 5.5 km west of Jomsom near the Thini village offers a scenic journey in Mustang territory.
  • Marpha Monastery (2,650 meters), is the best destination for meditation.
  • Titi Taal is another beautiful lake that lies in Kunjo Mustang, the habitat of the endangered wild small Ducks.
  • Nepal’s one of the most beautiful Rupse waterfalls.

Annapurna Circuit vs Annapurna Base Camp Trek

round Annapurna hike

According to Gokyo Treks Nepal, many trekkers choose the Annapurna Circuit hike as it is the top most popular trek around the world. The Annapurna route falls in the moderate level of difficulty among the other trekking in Nepal. Annapurna short circuit is a relatively more strenuous trek comparing base camp. Yet, unlike the Annapurna Base Camp trek, encircles the entire Annapurna Range. Hike Annapurna Circuit together Annapurna Base Camp marks the longest trek route in the Annapurna range. Hence, AC TREK is harder than the ABC trek.

The most significant is in terms of altitude level and difficult range. Annapurna base camp hike is 4,130 meters whereas the circuit trek is 5,416 meters above sea level. In addition, Abc trek is more dangerous in terms of avalanches but the circuit Annapurna trek doesn’t stay with the avalanche place except for landslides near Thorong La Phedi. However, both adventure begins from 2,625 feet.

Best time to hike Annapurna circuit

There are mainly two best seasons for Annapurna circuit hikes. They are springtime (March, April, and May) and autumn (mid-September to late November). Basically, these months are the busiest times though, and the trail gets rowdy. If you want to avoid the crowds then there is the option to trek during winter. However, you will need to be fairly hardy as the temperatures can drop quite dramatically, particularly at night. Likewise, you can hike in the summertime when the temperature is warm but rains often. Thus, the best time to visit Thorong la pass trek is obviously April and October. So you can touch the pristine Himalayas and marvelous landscapes. Due to cross Thorong La pass difficulties, the circuit is usually walked in a counter-clockwise direction.

We at Gokyo Treks agency run the Annapurna circuit trek group every time of year. We also have some trips to circuit Annapurna every wintertime. So, book your trip with us on your favorite date to departure with our leading professional AC trek guide.

Magic Annapurna circuit trek 14 days

The 14 days Annapurna Circuit Trek commences at Besisahar the foothill of Lamjung Himal. Trek ascends all the way uphill to the widest Thorong la pass. Our circuit trek 14 days will end at Beni Bazaar walking via the New Annapurna trekking trail (NATT Trail). The 14 days Annapurna circuit hike is possible also in winter but better to go further by checking the weather forecast. Crossing Thorong la is a moderate hazard in the wintertime so better to prepare well hiking gears accordingly.

thorong la pass

Traveling clockwise the longer ascent and shorter descent from west to east is too much for many people to manage in one day. Annapurna Circuit Trek can be done any time throughout the year.

Annapurna Circuit Trek Note:

Solo travelers can join group tours or go privately at least by hiring a guide for a safe holiday in Annapurna. Hike the Annapurna Circuit information stated above is just a standard template guideline. If you are a domestic tourist and searching for the Annapurna circuit trek cost for Nepali? ask us for the best deal. Although, the nature trail is possible to customize 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 en route.

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. When 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 special?

Opportunities for challenging nature walks and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet. You just need to know where to find such similar hikes. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. First safety and success satisfaction is our prime concern.

We are a team of experts, skilled, and licensed local guides who know the destination better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and help to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.

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