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Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit Trek

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is a true classic. It circles the impressive Annapurna massif and introduces you to a vast range of landscapes and - of course - two stunning peaks above 8000m: Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri. And it includes a stunning highlight: crossing the Thorong La (5416m) - a challenging high pass with unmissable views. But as always with Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventures, we make sure you have plenty of time to interact with locals and enjoy their famed hospitality. After all, this makes for the best memories. And keep in mind: our trips are private treks, you decide how fast to go and where to stop. A truly personal experience.

Thanks to the popularity, the trail is very well developed, offers comfortable accommodation and warm hospitality of different ethnic groups. The itinierary is very flexible and can be extended with, for instance, your own climbing adventure. We have guides specialized on this trip with extensive local knowledge and happy to introduce you to the local culture and customs.

The Annapurna conservation area is the largest protected area in the country. The trail leads you through this unqiue eco system and our guides will highlight many of its stunning features. It includes all the destinations of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek and many remarkable sections of the trail in addition. This is the trip for anyone interested in a true in-depth experience of the Annapurna area.

A little highlight after the tiring trek: the trail reverts down to the valley to the Jhinu hot springs where you can enjoy a hot, relaxing bath to reflect on the journey.

Highlights:

  • Impressive views of the entire Annapurna range
  • Cross the Thorong La (5416m) for a true sense of achievement
  • Enjoy the unique eco system of the Annapurna conservation area
  • Relax at comfortable lodges with good, locally sourced food and friendly locals

Trip Facts

Duration: 19 days
Altitude: 5416m
Difficulty: Medium to hard
Accommodation: Teahouse
Season: Spring/Fall/Winter
Equipment: Basic trekking gear

Itinerary

Day 01:

Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft.)

Day 02:

The day for Trek preparation and free day in Kathmandu to explore

Day 03:

Kathmandu to Bulbule (840m/2755.91 ft.), drive 5hr+walk 2hr  

Day 04:

Bulbule to Ghermu (1140m/3740.157 ft.), walk 5-6hr

Day 05:

Ghermu to Taal (1700m/5577.428 ft.), walk 5-6hr

Day 06:

Taal to Chame (2710m/8891.076 ft.), walk 6-7hr

Day 07:

Chame to Upper Pisang (3310m/10859.58 ft.), walk 4-5hr

Day 08:

Upper Pisang to Manang (3540m/11614.17 ft.) via Ngawal, walk 6-7hr

Day 09:

Acclimatization Day in Manang

Day 10:

Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft), walk 4-5hr

Day 11:

Yak Kharka to Thorang High camp (4,925m/16158 ft.), walk 5-6hr

Day 12:

Thorang High Camp to Muktinath (3,800/12,467ft], walk 7-8hr

Day 13:

Muktinath to Marpha (2,680 m/8,792ft.), walk 5-6hr

Day 14:

Marpha to Tatopani (1190m/3904 ft.), walk 5-6hr

Day 15:

Tatopani to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft), walk 6-7hr

Day 16:

Ghorepani to Hille (1510m/4954.068 ft.), walk 6-7hr

Day 17:

Hille to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft), 3-4hr walk+45min drive

Day 18:

Pokhara to Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft.), drive 6hr

Day 19:

Final departure day

Trek Duration:

Standard itinerary – 19 days. Can be shortened or extended depending on time and
Fitness

Included Services

+ Private trek with an English speaking trekking guide
+ 1 porter (between two clients) to carry your luggage during the trek (max 20 kg; i.e. 10kg pP
+ Accommodation in a quality 3* hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu [upgrade possible]
+ Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu by private vehicle and professional English speaking guide
+ All airport transfers. We’ll pick you up personally
+ Sharing vehicle from Kathmandu to Besisahar and Pokhara to Kathmandu 
+ Full board meals (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner) during the trek
+ Accommodation during the trek in carefully selected teahouses
+ Trekking permit and TIMS card
+ First Aid kit
+ Guides’ and porters’ medical and accidental insurance

Excluded Services

 - International Airfare to and from your country
- Nepal Visa fee for on arrival entry visa (US$ 25 or equivalent for 15 days, US$ 40 for 30 days & US$ 100 for 90 days. You also require 2 passport sized photos)
- Travel & Health Insurance [needs to cover Emergency Helicopter Rescue at altitude]
- Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
- Any alcoholic beverages, cold drinks and boiled mineral water as well as snacks, deserts etc. during the trek
- Tips for Guide & Porter (not mandatory but expected)
- Hot shower, battery charges (available at extra cost in lodges, sometimes free)
- Unforeseen expenses not under our control such as flight cancellations or delays, weather related issues, illness during the trek, rescue costs etc. - Any other costs not specifically included. Please feel free to ask if in doubt.

Equipment

Trekking Equipment

Have a kindly bring following stated equipment for the camping/tented trek. The equipment you can buy in Kathmandu with different quality in good price.

Luggage:

01 large duffel bag: The Luggage is for to carry all your personal gear on the trekking. Should be strong and durable. The best size would be around 30" x 14", with a full-length zipper and handles.

1 rucksack or day pack: The bag is for to accommodate a sweater, rain gear, water bottle, camera and accessories and any miscellaneous items you need to have during the day. We recommend a pack with at least 1450cu. In capacity, or smaller if you are not carrying a large amount of camera equipment.

Head and Face Gear:

1. Sunhat
2. A Bandana
3. Sunglasses
4. Warm hat
5. Sunscreen with a very high SPF factor
6. Lip balm with a high SPF factor
7. An emergency light

Hands:

1. Lightweight gloves

Inner Clothing:

1. T-shirts
2. Thermal underwear- Top and bottom. Synthetic is best
3. Underwear
4. 2 shorts
5. 2 Trousers- (comfortable) One thin, one thick and warm

Outer Clothing:

1. down Jacket
2. Fleece Jacket (or a windproof jacket)
3. Waterproof jacket with a hood (or a poncho)
4. Waterproof pants
5. Baggy pants
6. 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin and 1 thick)
7. 1 sweater to be worn under the fleece jacket

Footwear:

1. Light weight walking boots- (leather is recommended)
2. Spare laces
3. 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.
4. 2 pairs of thin socks to be worn under the woolen socks
5. One pair of sandals or comfortable shoes for camp

Drinking Equipment:

1. Water Bottle
Purification equipment-Boiled drinking water will be provided but further purification with iodine or purification tablets is highly recommended.

Sleeping and Carrying Equipment:

1. 30-40 liter daypack
2. Water Proof Bag-A water proof bag to cover the rucksack
3. Sleeping Bag- Please brings a bag that can resist temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius

Personal Medical Kit:

1. Bandage for sprains
2. Plasters/Band-aids
3. Iodine or water filters
4. Moleskin/Second skin - for blisters
5. Antiseptic ointment for cuts
6. Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)
7. Aspirin/paracetamol - general painkiller
8. Oral rehydration salts
9. Broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)
10. Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic)
11. Diarrhea stopper (Imodium - optional)
12. Diamox (altitude sickness - can be bought in Kathmandu)
13. Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)

Extras/Luxuries:

1. Binoculars
2. Reading book
3. Trail Map/Guide book
4. Journal & Pens
5. Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

Toiletries:

1. 1 medium sized quick drying towel
2. Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
3. Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
4. Deodorant
5. Nail clippers
6. Face and body moisturize
7. Feminine hygiene products
8. Small mirror

 

Useful Information

Travel Season

The best season for the Annapruna region is roughly from March to late May and mid-September to early December. The weather in the region is heavily influenced by the monsoon which brings large quantities of snow between June and August from the Gulf of Bengal. To avoid unstable weather, we recommend the spring and fall periods. However, trips can be organized outside these periods as well.

Your Meals During the Trek

During long treks, good nutrition is very important. Beyond the practical aspects, delicious food enhances every holiday. At Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventures, we make sure you experience high quality, locally sourced dishes. While most guest houses offer a wide variety of food, we highly recommend the local options which are freshly prepared from locally farmed produce. Popular dishes include Tsampak (the roasted flour of ground barley) with butter and the salted Tibetan tea, Sengong (paste of buckwheat flour with hot water) with Himalaya Nettle or garlic soup which can be very invigorating after a long day. And for your carbs, some boiled chilly potatoes – if you can stand the heat. Please inform us of special dietary needs but keep in mind that the trek leads through remote areas and it will not always be possible to meet specific requirements. In this case you might have to bring suitable meals instead.

Individual vs Group Trips

Our trips are calculated as private treks. You will have your own guide and can determine your own itinerary. This gives you the most flexibility. If you, however, prefer to join a group, depending on dates and routes, this can be organized as well.  

Start from: USD 1150
Duration
19 days
Season
Spring/Fall/winter
Region
Annapurna
Grade
Moderate
Altitude
5416 m
Walking
5hr
Accommodation
Teahouse