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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 one of our favourite treks and we’d be delighted to help you explore this impressive region in Nepal.

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.


Join Our Fixed Departure Trips

Our company's group join trips are departing to Lukla and returning to Kathmandu on following stated dates. If you are looking for group join trips, have a join with us today and trek, climb, fly with new friends.

Trip Name Departure Return Available Price Join Now
EBC Trek with Island Peak Climbing 10 April 2019
From KTM 
25 April 2019
in KTM
2 spaces left From
US$2235
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Mera Peak Climbing 1 April 2019
From KTM
14 April 2019
in KTM
3 spaces left From
US$2065
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Mera Peak Climbing 20 April 2019
From KTM
2 May 2019
in KTM
3 spaces left From
US$2065
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Mera Peak Climbing with EBC Trek 15 April 2019
From KTM
5 May 2019
in KTM
3 spaces left From
US$2795
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3 Passes Trek with Island Peak Climbing 29 March 2019
From KTM
13 April 2019
in KTM
3 spaces left From
US$2245
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Mardi Himal Trek 22 Mar 2019
from Pokhara
27 March 2019
in Pokhara
2 spaces left From
US$560
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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.)

Flying into KTM is a memorable experience with the Himalaya Spread out before you. After landed your flight in Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (1350m), our airport representative will be waiting for you with your name written on the placard. We welcome you by offering Tibetan scarf and transfer to the hotel in a private vehicle. There will be a full trek briefing this evening.
Overnight at Hotel 

 

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing

The day is spent visiting UNESCO World Heritage and cultural sites of Kathmandu. You will visit to ancient Buddhist and Hindu holy sites Swayambhu(Monkey Temple), planet's tallest Boudha Stupa, open cremation and sacred Hindu Temple Pashupatinath. After visit these three places return to hotel and prepare for trek and explore the tourist hub of Nepal Thamel where you can easily find all you need for trekking. Or if you just want to relax there are many cafes and bakeries serving excellent local tea and coffee. It is best to avoid the street food.
Meals included: bed and breakfast
Overnight at Hotel 

 

Day 03: Scenic drive and walk

We drive to Besi Sahar and walk to Bhulbulle. We follow the Prithvi Highway that leads to Mugling Bazaar and Dumre Bazaar. A short drive brings us to Besi Sahar. From here we follow the east bank of the Marsyangdi River to our destination. The trip offers us a first experience of a Gurung village and some good views of Himalchuli and Ngadi Chuli. 
[Included meals: Bed and Breakfast]
Overnight at Hotel

 

Day 04: Ghermu

Our trek begins up the east bank of the river and soon we cross the Sisne Khola. A few more hours over changing terrain brings us to Ghermu. The trip will offer us pleasant views of waterfalls, rice terraces and, of course, some mountains: We’ll have our first chance to look at Manaslu.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 05 Journey to Tal

From here a short walk bring us to Syange. We climb up a steep canyon and follow the road until we follow the trail already taken by Tilman in 1950. A short descent past a small waterfall bring us to Jagat (1330m). We cross to the east bank of the Marsyangdi and climb up a rocky trail past fields,as well as bamboo and rhododendron forests. The trail ultimately leads us to Tal (1700m) where we stop for the day.
[Included: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 06: Trek to Chame

We continue along the riverbed to Siraltaland, cross the Marsyangdi and then reach Kodo(1850m). From here the trail passes over varying terrain until we reach Chame(2710m).
[Included: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 07: Journey to the Upper Pisang

We trek past Mani Walls, memorial sites, typical picturesque villages and alpine type forest trails. Our journey offers us great views of Annapurna, Pisang Peak, Himalchuli and Ngadi Chuli. Gradually we reach Dhukur Pokhara. A further short walk brings us to Upper Pisang. It is a fabulous spot to explore typical village life, monasteries and it offers incredible views of the surrounding mountains.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 08: A day of stunning view on the way to Manang

The tour offers us views of the entire Annapurna range. We also have the chance to observe sacred objects of Tibetan Buddhists – chorten, Mani walls and in Braga we will visit the 500 years old fascinating gompa. Finally, a short walk brings us to the dramatic setting of Manang.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 09: Eventful acclimatisation day in and around Manang

We climb up south of Manang to a point at 4965m of altitude to observe Gongapurna Lake and the glacier or visit Praken Gompa (3945 m) meditation retreat. The Lama will bless our journey by tying a sacred scarf around our neck. The hike offers fascination views of Annapurna IV, II, Gongapurna and Take Kang. We then return to Manang.
[Included: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 10: Trek To Yak Kharka

We continue along the trail towards Marsyangdi valley and turn northwest up the valley of the Jarsang Khola. After reaching Yak Kharka, we hike the surrounding hills for a chance to see some famous blue sheep.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 11: To Thorang High Camp

The day begins with an ascent up the valley and back down to cross the Jarsang Khola. From here a steep climb brings us up to the Thorang High Camp at 4,925m. The area becomes wilder and you can feel the adventurous spirit.
[Included: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 12: A challenging day over the Thorang La (5416m) pass

A challenging day at high altitude lies ahead. From the high camp, we follow the ascent route until we reach the prayer flags at the top (5416m). The ascent can feel much more challenging than the vertical distance suggests due to the high altitude and the occasionally unfavourable weather. The hard work is rewarded with a stunning panorama of snow-capped peaks and the Himalayan scenery above the Kali Gandaki valley through to the Annapurna range, Mukut and even the Mustang Himal to the west. A long and somewhat steep descent follows before the slope eases off to a gentle descent above Muktinath (3802m) which is a fascinating village; sacred to both Hindu and Buddhists. There are sacred shrines as well as numerous chorten with fascinating mythical background. Your guide will be happy to explain their cultural importance.
Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 13: A pleasant day through fertile meadows

From here we follow the road down to the steep, barren hillside that bring us to spectacular view point Jharkot (3500m). From Jharkot the trail leads us down to Khingar (3400m) and, in contrast to yesterday, is a very relaxed path among meadows, streams and apple orchards. We will find hundreds of cairns erected by pilgrims to honour departed ancestors. A short walk brings us to the gateway of upper Mustang: Kagbeni (2840m). To Marpha, in order to avoid the dust and unpleasant road, we take the route via the west bank and continue via Pagling before reaching Marpha.
Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 14: Drive to Tatopani

We drive to Tatopani via Larjung, Tukuche and Gyasa. As a reward for the strenuous trekking, we can enjoy the local Natural Hot Springs. The hot spring bath is a natural treatment against joint pain but also enjoyable without any ailments. From Tukuche you have various options to extend your trek: continue along Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek or you can cut the trip short and fly back to Pokhara from Jomsom rather than continue to the Poon Hill Panorama Trek.
[included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 15: Trip onward Ghorepani Poon Hill

From Tatopani, we cross the Kali Gandaki and Ghar Kola via the famous suspension bridges. Gradually we ascend to Sikha, a large and prosperous Magar village. From here, a further 3hr ascent through rhododendrons forest brings us to Ghorepani.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

Day 16: Trek back to Hille

We reach one more highlight: The Poon Hill panorama, a great spot to enjoy another Annapurna panorama. From here our trail leads to Tikhedunga and ultimately to Hille. From Hille we can continue to Pokhara by private jeep. [Included: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 17/18: Pokahara and Kathmandu

The journey ends with a pleasant walk through quiet villages. A short and easy walk brings us to Nayapul and a 45mins drive brings us to Pokhara. The next day we return to Kathmandu.
[Included: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 19: Departure from Kathmandu

A representative of IHSA will drop off you at the airport by private vehicle
[Included: Breakfast]

 

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. Sunglasses
3. Warm hat
4. Sunscreen with a very high SPF factor
5. Lip balm with a high SPF factor
6. 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

Additional Options:

+Hotel upgrade in Ktm: [65 USD for 4* hotel, 95 USD for 5* hotel per night]

If you feel like a little luxury before and after your trek, you can upgrade your hotel in Kathmandu to 4*/ 5* category.

Nepal Visas

You need visa for Nepal, which can be obtained in advance or on entry. If you wish to apply before departure the current visa cost is £20 for a 15 day visa and £35 for a 30 day visa for UK passport holders. The current cost of a visa on arrival is US$25 for 15 days, US$40 for 30 days or if extending your stay $100 for 90 days. All are multiple entry. The visa on arrival fee can be paid for in cash in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros. You will also need a passport photo. Application forms are available in the immigration hall (or for electronic passports there are visa registration machines which, after inserting your passport, automatically fill out a form for you). You must firstly join the queue to pay the visa fee, and then go to the relevant immigration desk to obtain your 15, 30 or 90 day visa stamp. There can be long queues for visas on arrival.

Travelers Insurance

While you do trips through Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure, you will submit copy of your insurance certificate. Your insurance policy must coverage accidents, medical expenses and emergency evacuation including helicopter rescue and then personal liability. At the time of you do Insurance you should read the policy carefully whether your requirements are included or not. Incredible Himalayan Sherpa also advocated your Insurance policy coverage cancellation curtailment, loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have must proof of the Insurance receipt, you will do initiative otherwise you can’t get any compensation.

Helicopter Evacuation

Sometimes, Helicopter rescue situations can come due to unexpected accident, bad weather, road obstruction/blocked or other reasons. Anywhere you options for a helicopter trip in order to back to home early due to health issue and due to an emergency that may arise during the trip. In any cases, the expense of any helicopter flight is the only responsibility of you or your policy should be coverage in this cases.

Money and Tipping

Tipping is, Since the 1960s when trekking in Nepal was developed, there has been a tradition for groups and independent visitors to tip their crews at the end of a trek. Money and Tipping; it is best to bring a mixture of cash, USD, GBP, CAD, EUR. Ensure you have also small denominations. As a guideline for baseline spending money we suggest USD 8 - 10 per meal in Kathmandu(if you drink or smoke or plan some major shopping this could be higher). You should exchange enough money into Nepalese Rupees to last the entire time of your trek BEFORE leaving Kathmandu. There are no exchange facilities in the villages along the trail but plenty of money changers in KTM.

Duration
19 days
Season
Spring/Fall/winter
Region
Annapurna
Grade
Moderate
Altitude
5416 m
Walking
5hr
Accommodation
Tea-house
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