- Visit the first classical trekking route of Nepal in Annapurna region
- Take a quality experience of Marshangdi and Kaligandaki river valley, touch the snow and frost line Thorung-la pass (5416m), visit the Tibetan refugee places Manang and Mustang valley
- Explore the world's 7th, 8th, and 9th highest peak Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Annapurna 1st, and several snowy peaks around
- Visit the hidden Nar Phu valley, Ice lake, Tilicho lake, Bhraka Buddhist monastery and apple orchard side
- Experience the thrilling flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, explore the lake city Pokhara, the city is backdrop of holy Mt. Machhapuchre called Fishtail in English and back to Kathmandu by tourist bus
Annapurna circuit trek is an adventure classical Himalayan journey lies in the central Nepal. It is a clockwise trekking route which begins at Dharapani in Marshangdi river valley and end it at Kali Gandaki River valley attempting at Thorong-la pass (5,416m). It is a perfect adventure high Himalayan trekking route for seeing the conjure images of the world’s 7th 8th and 9th highest peak Mt: Dhaulagiri, Mt: Manaslu, and Mt: Annapurna 1st, with several eye-catching snowy peaks, glacial lakes with beautiful highland villages of isolated barren land Manang and Mustang. This trek is for those who is seeking to know about the semi-Tibetan cultural peoples, their lifestyle and hospitality in the very remote villages in remote Nepal’s Himalayas.
Annapurna circuit trek is naturally the best high route trail for those who is wanting to see the variety of nature and Tibetan Culture. This trekking route is similarly popular as the world’s tough trekking route Everest Base Camp Trek in the Nepal’s Tourism Board records. As it’s great sceneries of the white Himalayas, amazing landforms and lovely natural beauty, this trek is one of the finest classical trekking routes in the past and till yet. This trek is inside of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project so, the travelers can see some beautiful flora and fauna which is preserved by the Annapurna conservation area project.
There are so many remarkable places to visit while trekking in Annapurna circuit. They are very famous for it’s special tasks such as Manang village which is very famous highland settlement, Bhraka Monastery (the century old classic Buddhist monastery) , Ice lake (the amazing scenery of Manang village, Annapurna Himalayan scenery with clean high land lakes), Tilicho lake (the world’s highlander lake), Muktinath temple (the religious Hindu and Buddhist temple), Kagbeni village, the famous riverside settlement and the gate way to Upper Mustang Trek and Jomsom, the headquarter of Mustang district and also the challenging airport and finally the lake city Pokhara.
Annapurna Circuit Trekking Information
Annapurna Circuit is a round trip high route trekking trail. It is the perfect holiday trail for all hikers who wants to take the variety of climate experiences but it is altitudinally very tough. It requires the perfect physical fitness and mentally cool personality. We personally don’t require this trekking for above 70 and below 15 age groups. This trekking is also not friendly for those who has suffering from the heart attract, respiration, neurosis, bath and accidentally deep injured patient. You can trek to Annapurna circuit whole year but the best seasons are March to May-June and September to November and Mid-December for its friendly temperature, good weather and well visibility.
The people and their lifestyle
The people in this region are specially inhabited Manangi and Mustangi, they are originating from Tibet and their culture and religion is like same as Tibetan. Almost all people at the trekking route are depending on tourism hospitability business and their main occupations are agriculture from generation to generation. They are also very familiar from the trade business such as Tibetan Chinese goods, Yak and Sheep hurdle and specially the Himalayan Viagra Yarsha Gumpa. The lifestyle of these places people was really very hard in the past, they were depending on foods and everything in Tibet because of the geographical conditions but most places are touched by the road axis so that they take the needed things from the main city Kathmandu nowadays.
Best seasons to trek in Annapurna circuit
Annapurna circuit trek is an adventure high route trail where you get the variety of climate zone. This trek begins at 1,900m at Dharapani, touch at 5,416m snow line Thorung-la pass and finish it 2,743m at Jomsom in Mustang. So, for our several years experiences in this trek, the best seasons to trekking in Annapurna circuit is September, October to Mid-December in autumn and March, April and May in spring. At that time, you get the travel friendly temperature, long distance visibility and clear weather. If you don’t care about the weather and temperature then you can trek to Annapurna circuit whole year but in Nepal, generally December, January and February are the snow season in the mountain side and June, July and August are the raining season in low land so, it is better to mention the weather for better travel.
Annapurna Circuit Trekking Cost
The Annapurna Circuit trekking cost is depending on the services, duration of time and includes and excludes. Our company takes U$1,495 per person for 14 days programs which is included 3 night 3 star level hotel in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast, TIMS and Permit card for guest, 10 breakfast, 9 Lunch and 9 Dinner with tea and coffee during the trekking, 1 night hotel in Pokhara with bed and breakfast, day sightseeing in Pokhara, 1 day Kathmandu valley sightseeing, all ground and air transportation for the guest and office staffs such as Private Jeep from Kathmandu to Dharapani, flight ticket from Jomsom to Pokhara and return back bus ticket from Pokhara to Kathmandu, guide and porter’s salary, insurance, foods and accommodations, first aid kit and all official charges. We are sure, we provide you the services very reasonable price.
Packing List for Annapurna Circuit Trekking
The packing list is the most essential part to succeed the journey in the Annapurna Circuit Trekking ever. Annapurna Circuit Trekking is the high route trail where you attempt the snow and frost. So, you need to pack some best trekking gears for successful holiday journey. The list is as below: A pair of full size trekking boot, a pair of sport shoes, some pairs of good quality socks and saddle for foot, 2-3 pieces of trouser, 2-3 pieces of T-shirts, thermals, a piece of super down at least -20 degree Jacket, a piece of Gore-Tex Jacket, Rain coat, gloves, sun glasses, hat or cap, Sunscreen and cold cream for body part, soaps and Sampo for washing part, stick and sleeping bag for walking and sleeping part, some dry foods for snacks, water bottle, camera for photo and video part, phone for connection part, and daily uses brush, tooth paste, first aid kit box, dairy book, day bag pack, bag for packing list, bag cover, and finally some amount of money for fun, donation or for other unexpected expenses. It is better to carry the Nepali money while trekking and the main city Kathmandu is the perfect places to take the cash.
Annapurna Circuit Trekking TIMS and Permit
Annapurna Circuit Trekking is inside of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). So, you should have to take the entrance permit of (ACAP) compulsory. The TIMS card is also required before heading to Annapurna Circuit Trek. The TIMS and Permit card is issued by the tourism board of Nepal which is located the places called Bhrikuti Mandap the Ramsaha path in Kathmandu. If you are the free individual tourist, you should have to go yourself and fill the form. The Permit cost is Rs 2000 and TIMS cost is U$15 per person but if you join the travel agency in Nepal then your travel agency will manage it all. If you want to trek in Annapurna Circuit, I personally suggest you to join the travel agency in Nepal because of your safe journey in the Himalayas. And also, the experienced trekking guide will help you to go the perfect view point for better photography around the trekking route.
Foods and Accommodations in Annapurna Circuit Trekking
Annapurna Circuit Trekking is the established classic trekking route in Nepal. There are so many tea house hotels and guest houses. These are normally providing the perfect services for the tourist. You get the rooms are very simple but neat and clean. The rooms are normally 2 bed and outside bathroom basis so you should have to share the room everywhere but don’t worry, the hotel man provide the sharing rooms for same sex group. The foods in Annapurna Circuit trekking are also well for everybody. You get the menu everywhere and you can select the foods what you want. You get normally Plain Chapati, Toast, Tibetan Bread, Egg Omelet, Boiled Eggs, Musly with milk, Noodle soups, Fruits and Butter, Jam and Honey for breakfast. Noodle Soups, Potato items, Mo:Mo’s, Spaghetti with Sause, Dal-Bhat thali set, Pizza, Spring role and some other variety for Lunch and Dinner. We personally don’t require to take the meat items while trekking in Nepal for some reason. You get the variety of Tea and Coffee and also some bakery items almost all places. The Wi-Fi is also available to connect your family and friends. You get the sell phone for connecting the people.
Annapurna Circuit Trekking difficulty level
Annapurna Circuit Trekking is the challenging trekking route. This trekking begins at the 1,900m altitude from Dharapani in Lamjung district, attempting at 5,416m Thorung-La pass (the baren land Manang district) and finished it at 2,745m Jomsom in Mustang district. You should have to walk normally 6-8 hours every day at the rocky cliffs’ ups and down. The trail reaches you very near from the mountains every day but you also face the high-altitude challenge. So, this trekking requires the perfect physical fitness and mentally well preparation.
Annapurna Circuit Trekking for solo traveler
The word “is this trekking safe for solo traveler” is really very complicative. We personally cannot judge it. It depends on your behavior in the field. But we only say that, it does not matter if you are the solo traveler or group, Nepal is safe for every traveler around the world. You get the people in Nepal as the hospitality business and also normal people are very friendly, kind and helpful. But mention that, every people cannot speak proper English in the remote and rural area and also that is depends on the age group.
Day 1: Kathmandu arrival
Day 2: Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley
Day 3: Kathmandu to Dharapani
Day 4: Trek from Dharapani to Chame
Day 5: Chame to Pisang
Day 6: Pisang to Manang
Day 7: Rest in Manang for acclimatization
Day 8: Manang to Yak Kharka
Day 9: Yak Kharka to Thorung Phedi
Day 10: Thorung Phedi to Muktinath
Day 11: Muktinath to Jomsom
Day 12: Fly back to Pokhara
Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus
Day 14: Prepare to back your home land
- Airport pick up and drop off service
- Accommodation in hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast only
- Kathmandu sightseeing
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner during trekking
- Porter and guide service (Experienced English speaking Sherpa guide)
- All permits for trekking and sightseeing for world heritage sites
- All government and local taxes
- Tea house accommodation during trek
What's not included
- Tips and other extra expenses
- Travel insurance
- International flights