Annapurna Circuit Trek-18 days Annapurna Circuit Trekking, the world's finest trek exhibits diverse geography and culture of Annapurna region. The scenery and landscapes are magnificent, the mountain vistas are fabulous. The highest pass-Thorong La at 5416m and Muktinath temple are also the attraction of the trek. This is an ideal trek to those trekkers who love to experience scenic, adventure and cultural trekking. A good physically fitness level and some previous trekking experience is helpful to enjoy Nepal's Annapurna circuit trek. Likewise, the deepest Kali Gandaki gorge, the culture of different ethnic groups, the Annapurna massifs, sparkling stream, beautiful waterfalls and alpine valley are some of attractions of 18 day trekking to Annapurna Circuit. The trek begins from Besishahar with a day bus drive from Kathmandu, trekking around Annapurna ends at Nayapul. We cater Annapurna circuit trekking package for 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025 departure dates and cost.
Trek Name: Annapurna Circuit Trek
Trek Duration: 18 Days
Trek Difficulty: Challenging
Trek Season: Sep/Oct/Nov/Dec/Mar/April/May
Trek Altitude: 850m-5416m
Trek Cost: USD 890-USD 1620
Group Size: 1 - 12 people
Trek Package: Private/Group Trek
Mode of Transfer: Bus/Car/Flight
Start/End of Trek: Kathmandu / Pokhara
18 days Annapurna Circuit Trek is the best treks in Nepal starts from Kathmandu and ends in Kathmandu.The trek also call Annapurna Thorong La Pass Trekking is a more challenging and demanding trek in Annapurna offers an amazing culture and lifestyles of mountain people of Gurung, Magar, Managi and Thakali as well as the close view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and other Himalayan peaks.This is an adventure trip once in a life.
Thorong La Pass is the highest point of Annapurna Circuit 18 days trek package which is an altitude of 5416m. A certain level of fitness level for trekking around the Annapurna. We have to walk 10 km to 15 km for 5 hours to 6 hours everyday on mountain trail. The hardest part of this trek on the day we are trekking from Thorong Phedi to Thorong La Pass. It is an hour steep uphill climb from Thorong Phedi to High camp and then another 2 hours uphill trekking to the top of Thorong La, then we descend downhill trek to Phedi and further continue trek to Muktinath.
High altitude sickness is often the biggest problem of trekking Annapurna circuit. The slower you trek, the easier it is. Going slowly is a good way to avoid mountain sickness. Many people from all walks of life, ages and fitness level can Annapurna circuit trek. In 18 days package of Annapurna circuit trek includes twin sharing hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara. All necessary trekking permit, guide, basic tea house accommodation with 3 times meals- breakfast, lunch and dinner and sharing bus transportation. The expenses of personal nature like wifi, hot shower, telephone, drinks of any kind, personal porter to carry your luggage, tips for guide and porter, pirvate transfer and flight cost excludes in the price.
The Annapurna Circuit Trek is possible throughout the year but the best seasons are Autumn and Spring. Winter season is pretty cold and the snow may block the Thorong La pass. The upper part of Annapurna circuit belongs to rain shadow area, so there is less rain fall. We can trek to Annnaurna circuit in summer and rainy season too. This is best Nepal treks for backpackers and small group trek. This trek highly recommends for all. A must do trek once in a life time.
Day 1: Arrive to Kathmandu
Arrive in Kathmandu at any time. Feel free to explore — but make sure you're back in time to meet your group. After introductions, we will review the details of Annapurna circuit trip.
Day 2: Kathmandu – Besishahar (5h-6h)
Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a tourist bus.
Day 3: Besishahar to Bagarchap (6/7 hours)
Get a jeep drive to Jagat or Chamche and then trek for 4/5 hour to Bagarchap. Stay night there.
Day 4: Bagarchhap/Chame(2,670m, 21 km, 6/7 hours walk)
Trek from Bagarchhap to Chame and watch as the scenery changes to more Alpine surroundings. Breathe in the fresh mountain air.
Day 5: Chame/Pisang(3,300m,16 km)
Leaving the village of Chame behind, walk out past the prayer wheels and cross wide rivers and pine forests on the way to Pisang.
Day 6: Pisang/Manang(3,540 m,12km)
Cross the Marsyandi River on the way out to Manang. Leaving Pisang behind, head out west, passing several small villages and fascinating Buddhist monasteries before arriving at Manang, the largest village in the area. Stop in Manang overnight.
Day 7: In Manang
Enjoy a rest day at Manang. The dramatic setting of Manang makes for a pleasant rest and acclimatization day with the added benefit of hot showers. The best way to acclimatize is to do some high climbing then return to the lower altitude of Manang for sleeping.
Day 8: Manang/Yak Kharka (4,018m, 9km)
Trek through Manang, where the altitude continues to rise as the route snakes through the mountains and up to Yakkharka. Enjoy gorgeous views of the Annapurna range during the hike and from the tea house at Yak Kharka.
Day 9: Yak Kharka/Phedi(4,450m,3h-4h, 5km)
Trek from Yakkharka via pastures of grazing yak, small chortens and streams before arriving at Phedi.
Day 10: Phedi/Muktinath(3,800m,13km)
This is a tougher uphill day walking up to Muktinath. Keep a slow steady pace and enjoy the views while hiking.
Day 11: Muktinath
Enjoy a rest day to explore Muktinath. Enjoy some time away from the trek to adjust to the higher altitude. Take it easy, enjoy the scenery, drink plenty of fluids, and prepare for the next day's hiking. Enjoy some free time to relax and explore Muktinath.
Day 12: Muktinath/Kalopani(2,530m, 65km, 3/4 hours)
Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Day 13: Kalopani/Tatopani(1,160m, 3,806ft,2h-3h,35km)
Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Day 14: Tatopani/Sikha(3,108m, 8-9km)
Leave Tatopani, crossing a bridge just outside the village and heading to Sikha along a paved path that, at places, seems to be made of marble.
Day 15: Sikha/Ghorepani(2,785m,8km)
From Sikha, take a route seeped in history all the way to Ghorepani; myths and stories of the origins of the indigenous people of the Annapurna region abound. The views of Machhupuchare and the Himalayas from Ghorepani are absolutely spectacular on a clear day.
Day 16: Ghorepani/Pokhara (960m, 14km)
Enjoy a day to relax in Pokhara. Enjoy an early morning excursion to Poon Hill. It takes about 8 hrs to Nayapul, where our bus will be waiting to take us to Pokhara. Rest and take a well-deserved shower in this lakeside resort town.
Ghorepani – Poon Hill (1-2km) Excursion: Take in the incredible mountain scenery that lines the route from Ghorepani to Poon Hill. Enjoy the views across rhododendron forests and of spectacularly coloured birds during the trek. Arrive at Poon Hil to enjoy some of Nepal's best vistas. The views from Poon Hill are absolutely stunning and are known to be among the best in the area.
Day 17: Pokhara/Kathmandu
Return to Kathmandu. We travel back to Kathmandu where the rest of the day is free for shopping, sightseeing, or relaxing in one of the many rooftop cafés.
Day 18: Kathmandu
Depart at any time. Not ready to leave? We can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.
Trek Gear List: No need to bring unnecessary trekking equipment with you for trekking in Nepal. The following trekking equipment and gears are recommended before trekking in Nepal. Most of the trekking equipment what you will need can be rented or purchased in Nepal either in Kathmandu or Pokhara at cheap price. We will help you with the necessary arrangements. Except your day pack all the luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 15kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking part of the trip can be stored in the storage room of hotel without extra cost.
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Thin, lightweight inner socks
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)
Sleeping bag rated to zero DC
Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
Basic First Aid Kit
Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry insidetrekbag
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Water bottle (2) or camel bag
Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
1 medium sized quick drying towel
Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
Face and body moisturizer
Feminine hygiene products
Wet wipes (baby wipes)
Tissue /toilet roll
Anti bacterial hands wash
Trail Map/Guide book
Journal & Pen
Pencils and small notebooks
Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
Modest swim suits (for Kathmandu)