23 days Kathmandu to Annapurna Circuit and ABC trek is a magnificent trekking which circumambulates the Annapurna massifs and then to Annapurna Base Camp. The once in a lifetime journey is full of natural and cultural beauty. The famous places such as Manang valley, Thorong La pass, Muktinath, Kali Gandaki Valley, Tatopani, Poon Hill and Annapurna Sanctuary are exclusive in the trek. This is one of the best treks in Nepal if you are looking for a long and diverse treks in the Himalayas. We will pass through a dozens of lowlands and high mountain villages with spectacular mountain ranges. We cater 23 days Annapurna circuit and Annapurna base camp trekking package cost with departure dates for 2021/22/23/24.
Trek Name: Annapurna Circuit ABC Trek
Trek Duration: 23 Days
Trek Difficulty: Moderate
Trek Seasons: Sep to Nov, Feb to Jun
Trek Altitude: 3200m
Trek Cost: USD 980-USD 2030
Group Size: 01 - 12 people
Trek Package: Private/Group Trek
Mode of Transfer: Bus /Car / Flight
Start/End of Trip: Kathmandu /Pokhara
Annapurna Circuit Trek 23 days, an adventure trekking to Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Base Camp in Nepal.
23 days Annapurna Circuit Trek with Annapurna base camp/ABC via Thorong La pass is both physically and mentally challenging. The trek is suitable for a beginners with little trekking experience. The Annapurna base camp trek is physically more challenging since it has constant rises and falls along its route. However, you will see the incredible views, including the gorgeous sunrise over the mountains.
The best time of year trekking Annapurna Circuit with Annapurna base camp is from April to May and October to November. During this time of year, the weather is generally stable and warm. The rain fall is very low with more sunny days than other seasons. You will have more chances to get clear views of the Himalayas and even to witness the amazing night sky with shining stars. In the winter months of January, February and December, the temperature drops to as low as -10 . And the snowfall may obstacles along the trails of higher elevation. Some parts of the trails will close due to bad weather in winter. While in the summer season of the monsoon, the southern section around Pokhara will get heavy rainfall, although the northern Mustang and Manang region lies within the rain-shadow area. Please pay attention in landslides if you would plan to trek Annapurna Circuit to Annapurna Base Camp in the summer months of June to September.
The Annapurna Circuit trek with Annapurna base camp/ABC trek is not as hard as you think. This trek is suitable for average people with moderate fitness level. It does not require any previous trekking experience. Once you decide to challenge yourself to trek around Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna base camp, it is good to do some training for preparation. Aerobic exercise three to four times in a week will be quite helpful, and also try bush walking which involves steep ascents and descents if time permits you.
It is necessary to pack the essential trekking clothing and equipment to make this trek more smooth and successful. Since this trek is long in distance with varying altitudes, you will go through dramatic temperature change throughout the trek, especially between the night and day. However, as there are numerous teahouses for lodging along the trail. So you will not have to carry tents, cookware and other cumbersome items. Check below trekking packing list that you will possibly need for your trek to Annapurna circuit with Annapurna base camp in 23 days.
There are a number of tea houses lodges along the entire route of Annapurna Circuit trek with Annapurna base camp trail. The tea houses generally provide comfortable but a basic bed rooms with blankets. All lodges have electricity and most of them also offer Wi-Fi. The toilets in tea houses are basic and are always outside the room. Cold water is running always. But hot water and hot shower charges an extra cost. You will get a wide range of food like pasta, noodles, sandwiches, potatoes, eggs, bread, soup, desserts during the trek are mostly vegetarian meals. Have breakfast and dinner in the same teahouse where you are spending the night. Considering the huge energy consumption during the trek, it is nice to bring some chocolate, energy bars in your backpack.
Day 1: Kathmandu to Ghermu(1130 m, 9 km, 3 to 4 hours walk)
You will drive 5-hour from Kathmandu to Besisahar and 1-hour bus ride to Ngadi Bazaar. You will begins trek to Ghermu and the distance is 9 km which take approx 3 to 4 hours. Ghermu is a small town with a handful of lodges.
Day 2: Trek Ghermu to Tal ( 1,700m, 5 hours, 12 km).
Breakfast and you will up hill trek for 5 to 6 hours to Tal. Tal is a large town located in an open valley. Stay overnight at Tal lodge.
Day 3: Trek Tal to Danaqyu (2,200 m, 4 hours, 12km)
You will trek to Danaqyu village for 4 to 5 hours. Danaqyu is a medium-sized town with a stunning view of Manaslu mountain. Stay overnight at Danaqyu lodge.
Day 4: Trek Danaqyu to Chame (2,710 m, 3 hours, 12km)
After breakfast you will follow the upward trek to Chame. Chame is a village of Tibetan do not shots and has small hot spring river which is runs likes an ankle deep. Stay overnight at Chame lodge
Day 5: Trek Chame to Upper Pisang ( 3310 m, 6 hours, 15km)
You will trek about 6 to 7 hours to reach Upper Pisang. Upper Pisang is quaint with a medieval vibe and tiny alleyways and has new monastery at the very top of the hill. Stay overnight at Upper Pisang lodge.
Day 6: Trek Upper Pisang to Manang via the lower route (3540m, 6 hours, 18 km) .
You will follow the path to Manang via the lower route of Pisang. And, Manang is a large town with many big lodges, stores, local restaurant and preventing from altitude sickness. Stay overnight at Manang lodge.
Day 7: Acclimatization day in Manang (Rest days)
You have a plenty day and hike to Ice Lake, Milarepa’s Cave, Braga Gompa, Three Monasteries Circuit, Gangapurna Lake (also known as Turquoise Lake), and Khangsar Village. Stay overnight at Manang lodge.
Day 8: Trek Manang to Yak Kharka (4,050m, 4 hours, 9 km).
You will trek ascend path for Yak Kharka. It takes approx. 4 to 5 hours. Yak Kharka is a medium-sized town with several lodges. Stay overnight at Yak Kharka.
Day 9: Trek Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,450 m, 3.5 hours, 6 km)
Today you will trek to Thorong Phedi takes approx. 3 to 4 hours. Thorong Phedi is a small town with several guesthouses. Stay overnight at Thorong Phedi.
Day 10: Trek Thorong Phedi to High Camp ( 4850 m, 2 hours, 2km) .
You will trek to High Camp. It takes approx 2 hours to reach there. High Camp has only one lodge and sleep at the dining hall. Stay overnight at High camp.
Day 11: High Camp rest and acclimatization day (Rest day)
Early morning wake up and you will walk short distance at High Camp with stunning views of the mountain ranges. If you want to spend an extra day acclimatizing here. Or after breakfast, you will descend trekking for 8 to 10 hour to Muktinath. Muktinath is one of the popular pilgrims religious sites for Buddhist and Hindu.
Day 13: Trek Muktinath to Kagbeni via the main road (2800m, 3 hours, 10km)
Early morning you will visit the pilgrims temple Muktinath and after breakfast you will trek toward Kagbeni. Kagbeni is a remarkable views of the surrounding mountains and explore the history of monastery and stone paths throughout the old town. Stay overnight at Kagbeni.
Day 14: Trek Kagbeni to Jomson, and drive to Tatopani (1200m,3 hours, 9 km).
After breakfast, you will trek to Jomson and drive to Tatopani. Buses are also available from Jomson to Tatopani twice per day or sometimes more around 7 am and 12 pm. Jomson is a good place for coordinate a jeep ride. Tatopani is a medium-sized town with a hot spring area in it. Stay overnight at Tatopani.
Day 15: Trek Tatopani to Ghorepani (2870 m, 7-8 hours, 17 km)
You will ascent trek to Ghorepani . It takes approx. 7 to 8 hours. Ghorepani is a simple village with an abundance of nice lodges and grandest adventure. Stay overnight at Ghorepani.
Day 16: Hike to Poon Hill, back to Ghorepani, then trek to Tadapani (2,630 m, 6 hours, 10km)
Early a morning you will hike to Poon Hill to sunrise view of the Annapurna mountain range. The hike is about 3 km round trip. It is an alternative viewpoint of the mountain range at the teahouse an hour’s away to Tadapani. Tadapani is a small lodge area. Stay overnight at tadapani.
Day 17: Trek Tadapani to Lower Sinuwa (2,360m, 7 hours, 9 km)
You will trek down to Lower Sinuwa . It takes approx 6 to 7 hour. Lower Sinuwa is a small town with several bright guesthouses in it. And Upper Sinuwa takes 30 – 40 minutes to walk. Stay overnight at Lower Sinuwa.
Day 18: Trek Lower Sinuwa to Himalaya (2920 m, 6 hours, 15km)
You will trek for 5/ 6 hours to Himalaya. Himalaya has a handful of lodges. Stay overnight at Himalaya.
Day 19: Trek Himalaya to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC) (3700m, 4 hours)
You will trek to MBC. It takes approx. 4 hours. MBC is one of the most beautiful mountain with great sunshine view during the day time also. Stay ovenight at MBC.
Day 20: Trek MBC to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) (4130m, 2 hours, 5km)
From MBC to ABC, you will trek takes approx. 2 hours. ABC has several lodges and prayer flag monuments. You will view the photogenic ring of mountains during sunrise. Stay overnight at ABC.
Day 21: Trek ABC to Bamboo ( 2310 m, 7 hours, 17 km)
You will descent trek to Bamboo. It takes approx. 7 hours. Bamboo is a simple place and has few lodges available. Stay overnight at Bamboo.
Day 22: Trek Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1780m, 6-7 hours, 9 km)
You will trek a steeply down hill to Jhinu Danda. It takes approx. 5 hours. Jhinu Danda has a lodges and a hot spring area to bathe within and a pleasant place to stay. Stay overnight at Jhinu Danda.
Day 23: Trek Jhinu Danda to Sinuwa, and back to Pokhara ( 827 m, 3 hours)
You will have short trek to Sinuwa take approx. 2 to 3 hours. After that you will using the sharing jeep to Pokhara and take approx. 3 hours drive.
Trek Gear List: No need to bring unnecessary trekking equipment with you for trekking in Nepal. The following trekking equipments 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 inside trek bag
Day pack (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)