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Annapurna circuit trek is top first most popular trek destination of Nepal, rich in diverse culture and flora and fauna. The length of around Annapurna Trek route varies between 160–230 km (100-145 miles).
Annapurna round trek offers an outstanding scenery of Mt.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).
While you trek in Annapurna circuit, you can see the settlements of diverse communities such as Brahmin, Chhetri, Tibetian sherpa, Thakali, Magars, Tamang, Gurung. Not only this but also you can see some wild animals such as Mountain Thar/ Goat, Leopards, Jackal, birds such as pheasant, long-tail birds among others. Two river valley called Marsyangdi in the east and the Kaligandaki in the west is another attraction of this trek. Annapurna Circuit Trek is also a part of the great Himalayan trek in Nepal.
Kaligandaki is the world’s deepest gorge, skirted by the giant Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan range. Thorong la is recognized as the widest pass located over rocky moraine at an altitude of 5,416m/17,710 feet above sea level. Thus, the best time to visit Thorong la pass trek is either in Spring (March to May) or Autumn (October to December), in this time weather is very clear. So you can see the pristine Himalayas and beautiful landscapes. Due to the difficulties of crossing the pass, the circuit is usually walked in a counterclockwise direction.
Its an easy to get annapurna circuit trek map from google search but you can also buy a hardcopy map from Gokyo Treks and Expedition’s office in Nrs 250 rupees. The map is about 1:50,000 scale with 500 series and publish from Himalayan Map house, Thamel. You can also download the annapurna circuit map pdf in google
Annapurna circuit trek combine with abc route is also a part of great Himalayan trekking in Nepal. Kaligandaki is the world’s deepest gorge, skirted by the giant Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan range, Rupse is the most beautiful fountain of Nepal. Likewise, Poonhill is the most demanding trek for sunset & sunrise tour and annapurna base camp trek is a great place to touch above 8000-meter mountains takes roughly 23 days to complete.
Thorong la mark as the widest pass located over rocky moraine at an altitude in 5,416m (17,710 feet) above the sea level. Windstorms and huge snowfall happen every season while in wintertime. It is difficult to cross over Thorong la pass without taking an expert Guide. The circuit is usually best hikes from Manang to Mustang in a counter-clockwise direction.
According to Gokyo Treks Nepal, many trekkers choose Annapurna Circuit hike as it is the top most popular trek around the world. The Annapurna Circuit trek falls in the moderate level of difficulty among the other trekking in Nepal. Annapurna Circuit Trek is a relatively more strenuous trek comparing base camp. Yet, unlike Annapurna Base Camp trek, encircles the entire Annapurna Range. Hike Annapurna Circuit together Annapurna Base Camp marks the longest trek routes in 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 Annapurna circuit trek is 5,416 meters above the sea level. In addition, Abc trek is more dangerous in terms of avalanches but Annapurna circuit trek doesn’t stay with avalanche place except for landslides near Thorong La Phedi. However, both adventure begins from the 2,625 feet.
The 14 days Annapurna Circuit Trek begins at Besisahar the foothill of Lamjung Himal. The trek ascends all the way uphill towards widest Thorong la pass. Our Annapurna 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 checking the weather forecast. Crossing Thorong la is a moderate hazard in the wintertime so better to prepare your hiking gears accordingly.
Traveling clockwise the longer ascent and shorter descent from west to east is too much for many peoples to manage in one day. Annapurna Circuit Trek can be done any time throughout the year.
Our trek around Annapurna is a classical with 12 days itinerary compared to most walks in this region. The particular route is designed for globetrotters who wish to hike in Annapurna Circuit Trek with relaxing manner itinerary however if you are planning with limited time wise than take a look this special itinerary on Annapurna Circuit short trek – 10 Days which would be a more appropriate 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 with breakfast plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.
Around 6:30 am in the morning, our guide will come to pick you up at your hotel. Drive to Gongabhu Bus station to catch the Bus to Besisahar. We have 7 hours of driving to Besishar, 185 kilometers far from Kathmandu. While on a drive, you will witness stunning snow-capped mountain scenery. On arrival at Besisahar, we take a local bus/jeep (passenger collection basis) and drive further bulbule and to Ngadi village. Stay overnight at a local guest house.
Hike to Syange Bazaar. Syange offers with an amazing waterfall located at an altitude in 3,510 feet. As we continue our hikes, we need to cross Marsyangdi River on a suspension bridge, follow the river to the stone village of Jagat before climbing through forest to Chamje. Overnight at lodge.
The day begins with the rocky mountain trails following the Marsyandi Rivers steadily uphill to Tal at 1675m, the first village in the Manang district. We make a trail verse crossing a wide, flat valley.
The journey continues up and down to Dharapani at 1890m. A stone entrance chorten typical of the Tibetan influenced villages. Upon reaching Bagarchhap at 2160 m the typical flat-roofed stone houses of local Tibetans design along with the village surrounded by apple Orchards and maize fields.
The trail 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.
The day starts through deep forest in a steep and narrow valley, crosses a river on a long bridge. We cross another bridge at 3040m, from 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 meters. Upper Pisang villages hikes to see Manangies and their lifestyles and as well as an amazing Himalayan view.
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 the 17th century. If you are a nomadic hiker or easy route backpackers, follow the alternate easy trek route to Humde airport along the Marsyandi valley.
The southern route by Humde, with its airstrip, at 3,325 meters which involves less climbing and easy ascending. The northern route passing over Ghyaru, though there are better views on the trail that follows the northern bank of the river but best for the photographer. Furthermore, the trail is a totally picturesque but partially hidden village of Braga and Manang.
Acclimatize day in Manang. Hiking and village excursion is not compulsory. However, we recommend you to spend doing some fine walks and over viewing the magnificent views around the village & the day time is best to gain altitude. At the end of the day, we return back to our accommodation & have a night rest.
Trek leads through cultivated land of Tanki Manang. We make the climb steadily through Tenki Manang, leaving the Marsyandi Valley. The trail makes an ascent of nearly 500m to the Yak Kharka. Continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley, we reach Yak Kharka at 4000 m, there we see the many yaks and vegetations steadily more sparse.
After ascending for two hours the trail descends to cross the river at 4310m, then we climb up to Thorong Phedi at 4,450 meters. There are good guest houses and offers very good foods, Bakery as well as Internet and telephones are also available here.
A tough and challenging day starts from very early in the morning. At sunrise, as we need to set out early to complete the crossing of the Thorong La at 5416 m. The trail is steep right from the start, but with a slow and steady pace, we should reach the summit within three hours. Prayer flags and hot tea await us as we reach the highest point of our trekking. Our descent to Muktinath is long, but the view of the Dhaulagiri family simply amazing. Muktinath is a large settlement with several lodges to choose from. Hot showers and a good meal will allow for a quick recovery after today’s long and difficult excursion.
A ‘gentle stroll’ as some guidebooks describe today’s walk. Our destination is Marpha, a lovely village surrounded by apple orchards and the sweet smell of cider. Several great bakeries produce apple puff pastry and apple cakes, which along with a rest day will be most welcome.
The trail descends steeply through woodlands to Ghasa, the final Thakali small town and the southern-most limit of Tibetan Shakyapa Buddhism. The beginning part of the trail is stretched at almost flat level up to Kalopani and then the trail begins descending steeply to Ghasa.
The first part of the trek passes through the windy area covered with pine forests, rhododendron forests and birches are seen. The surrounding area of Ghasa is a famous destination for bird watching and wild Marijuana. Here you are quite astounded at the panorama view of Mount Nilgiri North (7061m.), Nilgiri Central (6940m.), and Nilgiri South (6839m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Dhaulagiri I (8167m.) and Tukuche peak (6920m.).
After breakfast, we will begin our trek to Tatopani 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. Our evening’s accommodation will be in a delightful setting in the large village of Tatopani (meaning hot water in Nepalese).
Tatopani, a fork in the trail takes us away from the Kaligandaki Gorge and towards the Gar Khola River. Scenery changes once again as large terraces appear, signaling the return of rice production. From Chitre we ascend several steps until we finally see the blue roofs of Ghorepani right above us.
This is another longest day as the stairs are not evenly spaced and there are many of them. An adventure walking though mixed villages and forest offers scenic Himalayan and village views. You might explore Punhill station and view tower easily. Finally, you are in the heart of Ghorepani. Ghorepani has a strong Tibetan influence, and you will be able to purchase jewelry almost everywhere.
Early morning, hike to Poon Hill 3210 m (10497 feet) above sea level hill to see panoramic views of Himalayan range with sunrise. This would be spectacular and crystallize mountains surrounded to you with including Annapurna South (7219m), Machhapuchre (6,997m), Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Nilgiri (6,915m) and many more. Get back at the lodge, take breakfast and start to walk down a hill to reach Hile (1,520m/ 4,970 feet).
After Lunch, we trek 2:3o hours further easy walking to reach Nayapool where our private transfer is waiting for us. Drive around 1:30 hours to reach the Fewa lakeside of Pokhara city. Check-in the hotel and your trekking crew will salute with your work and last night celebration with together.
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. On arrival at Kathmandu, a guide will transfer to the hotel and rest of the day to relax or explore the surrounding areas. In the evening time, we drop you at Kathmandu International Airport for your further flights. We wish your a wonderful journey.
Hike to Annapurna circuit is available now on USD 1,250 is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. And of course, the trip price will vary according to group size. Taking flights to and from Pokhara saves your time and riding the bus reduces the trip expenses.
For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add Pokhara – Kathmandu round trip airfare, 3-star 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, so let us know. 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.
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May 10, 2020 – May 28, 2020
May 15, 2020 – June 02, 2020
May 20, 2020 – June 07, 2020
May 25, 2020 – June 13, 2020
Sept 10, 2020 – Sept. 27, 2020
Sept 15, 2020 – Oct 02, 2020
Sept 20, 2020 – Oct. 07, 2020
Sept. 30, 2020 – Oct. 17, 2020
Oct. 05, 2020 – Oct. 22, 2020
Oct. 10, 2020 – Oct 27, 2020
Oct. 15, 2020 – Nov 02, 2020
Oct. 18, 2020 – Nov 04, 2020
Oct. 20, 2020 – Nov 07, 2020
Oct. 25, 2020 – Nov 12, 2020
Oct. 30, 2020 – Nov 16, 2020
Nov 05, 2020 – Nov 22, 2020
Nov. 10, 2020 – Nov 27, 2020
Nov. 15, 2020 – Dec 02, 2020
Nov. 20, 2020 – Dec 07, 2020
Nov. 25, 2020 – Dec 12, 2020
Nov. 30, 2020 – Dec 16, 2020
Dec. 01, 2020 – Dec 17, 2020
Dec. 05, 2020 – Dec 22, 2020
Dec. 10, 2020 – Dec 27, 2020
Dec. 20, 2020 – Jan 07, 2020
Feb 05, 2021 – Feb 23, 2021
Feb 10, 2021 – Feb 28, 2021
Feb 15, 2021 – March 03, 2021
Feb 20, 2021 – March 09, 2021
Feb 25, 2021 – March 13, 2021
Mar 05, 2021 – March 23, 2021
Mar 10, 2021 – March 28, 2021
Mar 15, 2021 – April 02, 2021
Mar 20, 2021 – April 07, 2021
Mar 25, 2021 – April 13, 2021
Mar 30, 2021 – April 18, 2021
April 10, 2021 – April 29, 2021
April 25, 2021 – May 13, 2021
April 30, 2021 – May 18, 2021
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Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flight details then you should do a request then our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.
Answer: Actually in Annapurna Circuit Trekking is suitable for enthusiastic walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a lightweight daypack. If you have little experience with carrying little day packs? better for going round annapurna trek.
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 take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.
Answer: All the lodges along with the round annapurna treks, 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.
Answer: Tea house trekking all the lodges 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.
Answer: During the trekking route, there are all places hotels and shops where you can purchase bottle mineral water. However, we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these.
Answer: During the lodge trek there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your own adapters! An extra battery will be recommended.
Answer: Around Annapurna hiking route you can get telephone and Internet facilities.
Answer: No! So, for the AC trek, you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards doesn’t accept in the mountains.
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 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 rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.
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.
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.
Answer: Annapurna Circuit is equally popular as around annapurna trek. Magical around annapurna – thorong la is a trek within the mountain ranges of central Nepal. The total length of trek route varies between 160–230 kilometers (100-145 mi), depending on dirt road transportation is used and where the trek is ended.
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 through Manang to Mustang which is east to west. The trek up to the pass from Manang is typically soft adventures, less difficult but it is a long way at high elevation, which can cause problems.
Answer: Of the 14 peaks over 8,000 meters (26,200 feet), Annapurna was the first to be climbed, in 1950 by French Expedition, but it’s also the least climbed and the most dangerous. According to Gokyo Treks and expedition, with a death rate of 35 percent, compared to K2’s 26.5 percent and Mt. Everest’s 3.87 percent, Annapurna is the deadliest mountain in the world.
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.
Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.
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 trek.
As the information stated above is just a guide and standard template that 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.
Opportunities for challenging trek 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 better. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.
Ammar Raj Guni is a perfect and very reliable agent for arranging your trekking. He has also much experience as a guide, so he always knows where he is talking about. His prices are really competitive. His calculations were transparant, our trek was some days longer then arranged, but at the end we got no unexpected costs. He works with local people from the small villages and he treats them very socially. So during the two days we stayed at his house, we felt ourselves very comfortably. I strongly recommend his agency if you’re visiting Nepal. – Doreleijers Hendrikus, Geldrop, The Netherlands.
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 followed 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 din’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 Treks services. The 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!, Lee Janey, Quala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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.
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