Annapurna Circuit Trek
The Annapurna Circuit trek is one of the Himalayas most famous treks. This trek is achievable for most fit hill walkers and includes a crossing of the Thorong La (pass) at 5416 metres.
The Annapurna Circuit Trek is sociable and fun, not too demanding, and nights are spent in comfortable lodges where the food is fresh and good quality. It's a circular trek, going up one valley and over the high pass to descend a different valley. Part of this route is now accessible to vehicles but we still recommend walking the whole route!
The Annapurna Circuit trek has a variety of conditions, but most of the walk is on well-established paths and not too high. The crossing of the Thorong La is the highpoint of the trip both in terms of altitude and the breathtaking views of the mountains.
It is likely to be below freezing on several nights and the crossing of the Thorong La it will be very cold so prepare with warm clothing, a hat and gloves. The weather on the pass can be variable, and even occasionally impassable, so do expect some snow or ice.
You don't need to be a super hiker for this trip, but by the end you will be feeling very mountain fit, hopefully suntanned and filled with positivity! It's fair to say that this is a popular trek in the high season so you will meet lots of different nationalities on the trail.
We generally have groups of up to ten, and you will be led by Sherpa guides who work for our own regional company called Adventure Alternative Nepal. The groups meet up in Kathmandu where we have a guesthouse if you wish to use it, or we can book one of the many hotels in the capital. From there it's a flight to Pokhara and a drive to the start of the trek.
This 300 kilometre circuit is a challenging but rewarding trek, walked in a counter clockwise direction along the Marsyangdi Valley climaxing at an altitude of 5416m on the Thorung La Pass. With spectacular deep valleys and magnificent mountains, it is among the most popular treks in Nepal.
As the name suggests, the trail encircles Mount Annapurna (8091m) providing a scenery and cultural diversity of people and land, from passing through charming villages, home to the Gurung people and trekking through subtropical jungle to a high, dry terrain resembling the Tibetan landscape.
From your first enquiry you will have experienced people to talk to in the UK office who will give you an honest appraisal of the trek. This personal service and warm welcome will also await you in Kathmandu where Pasang Tendi Sherpa from Khari Khola, runs AA Nepal. He speaks excellent English and will be on hand all the time. He understands that this is more than trekking holiday; this is often a spiritual experience.
For more information and booking please visit Adventure Alternative - Annapurna Circuit Trek.
Please note that the required number of participants is at a minumum of 2 and a maximum of 12 participants. Nevertheless, it doesn't mean that you have to be a group of 2 to book the trip.
22 Days - SUmmary
Day 12: Thorung Phedi - Thorung La - Muktinath
Day 13: Muktinath - Marpha
Day 14: Marpha - Kalopani
Day 15: Kalopani - Tatopani
Day 16: Tatopani - Sikha
Day 17: Sikha - Gorepani
Day 18: Gorepani - Poon Hill - Tadapani
Day 19: Tadapani - Ghandruk
Day 20: Ghandruk - Nayapul - Pokhara
Day 21: Pokhara - Kathmandu (fly)
Day 22: Kathmandu
Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 2: Rest & Briefing in Kathmandu
Day 3: Kathmandu - Ngadi (drive)
Day 4: Ngadi - Jagat
Day 5: Jagat - Dharapani
Day 6: Dharapani - Chame
Day 7: Chame - Pisang
Day 8: Pisang - Manang
Day 9: Rest day in Manang
Day 10: Manang - Yak Kharka
Day 11: Yak Kharka - Thorung Phedi
For a more detailed itinerary please click here.
$1,930 or £1,495.00
02-23 September 2017
07-28 October 2017
07-28 April 2018
28 April - 19 May 2018
01-22 September 2018
06-27 October 2018
- International flight to/from Kathmandu (~$925)
- Meals and drinks in Kathmandu (~$60)
- Personal costs like drinks, laundry, hot showers, bottled water (~$155)
- Trip Insurance & Visa ($30 for two weeks)
- Airport departure tax for some tickets (~$25 paid in Nepalese rupees)
- Tips & Sightseeing Tours (~$45 to $75)
- Airport Transfers; and Internal flights from Pokhara
- Accommodation in Kathmandu for 3 nights (twin/double rooms)
- Accommodation in lodges/ tea houses (twin rooms with beds/mattresses)
- Three meals/day during the trek, and hot drinks (e.g. tea/coffees/juices)
- Annapurna Circuit Conservation ACAP permit fees, and TIMS Permit
- Guides (speak english, first aid training) & Porters (each carrying max.15kgs)
- Staff food, insurance and equipment