Annapurna Circuit Trekking   |   18 Days

A classic, world renowned trek around the Annapurna range is a fantastic odyssey. It passes through a great diversity of landscape and encountering various ethnicities along the route. From the trails, you can see many significant peaks like Annapurna I (8091m), the world 10th highest mountain and first peak over 8000m to ever have been climbed by a French team in 1950 AD, Dhaulagiri (8167m), worlds 7th highest, Manaslu (8163m, worlds 8th highest, sacred Machhapuchhre, 6993m, a sacred mountain of climbing limits.

The Annapurna Circuit trek follows along two major River Valleys. The Marshyangdi River valley was a part of an ancient trade route linking culture long before trekkers ever arrived in this area. The Kali Gandaki is considered the deepest gorge in the world and is also part of an ancient trade route to Tibet. Both valleys have distinct features and culture that makes the trekking there an unbelievable trekking of natural and cultural diversity.

Our treks in the Annapurna circuit starts with a scenic drive to Chamje from Kathmandu. We begin the trek on a counter clockwise journey of an Annapurna Circuit. The culture will change as we make our way up from around 1300m at the starting point to the highest elevation landscape of Manang. It follows many new and pristine trails away from road construction in the area. There is much to explore along the way and around the large village of Manang we can find the sacred monasteries and side- trips to the Milarepa Cave and ice Lakes and we will even take you to one of the highest Lakes in the world- Tilicho Lake, if your time and energy allows it.

We continue up to the high point of the trip to Thorung La (5416m) and savor the moment of this challenging but rewarding accomplishment!

Then descend to the western valley of the Annapurna Circuit to the holy temple of Muktinath, a famous pilgrimage since ancient times. A tour of the site and surrounding villages continues our journey down to Jomsom and south down the River valley. This region is well known for its apple and apricots that brought it the nickname of the Apple Pie Circuit.

Following new trails of the road, we make our way down to a hot spring where we can enjoy a relaxing moment admiring the surrounding beauty. At this point, we have the option to visit viewpoints of Khopra, Poon Hill and Mohare with a last looks at the astonishing Himalayan range before driving to the Pokhara to celebrate the treks conclusion.

Trip Highlights of Annapurna Circuit Trekking

  • Tibetan Buddhist settlement at Manang.
  • The highest Himalayan Pass in the world- Thorung La (5416m).
  • Views of Annapurna, Gangapurna, Dhaulagiri, Chulu Peak and other Mountain scenarios.
  • Pay homage to the Hindu and Buddhists sacred pilgrimage site- Muktinath.
  • Follow the worlds deepest Kali Gandaki gorge.
  • Natural Hot spring at Tatopani.
  • Sunrise from Poon Hill.

A classic, world renowned trek around the Annapurna range is a fantastic odyssey. It passes through a great diversity of landscape and encountering various ethnicities along the route. From the trails, you can see many significant peaks like Annapurna I (8091m), the world 10th highest mountain and first peak over 8000m to ever have been climbed by a French team in 1950 AD, Dhaulagiri (8167m), worlds 7th highest, Manaslu (8163m, worlds 8th highest, sacred Machhapuchhre, 6993m, a sacred mountain of climbing limits.

The Annapurna Circuit trek follows along two major River Valleys. The Marshyangdi River valley was a part of an ancient trade route linking culture long before trekkers ever arrived in this area. The Kali Gandaki is considered the deepest gorge in the world and is also part of an ancient trade route to Tibet. Both valleys have distinct features and culture that makes the trekking there an unbelievable trekking of natural and cultural diversity.

Our treks in the Annapurna circuit starts with a scenic drive to Chamje from Kathmandu. We begin the trek on a counter clockwise journey of an Annapurna Circuit. The culture will change as we make our way up from around 1300m at the starting point to the highest elevation landscape of Manang. It follows many new and pristine trails away from road construction in the area. There is much to explore along the way and around the large village of Manang we can find the sacred monasteries and side- trips to the Milarepa Cave and ice Lakes and we will even take you to one of the highest Lakes in the world- Tilicho Lake, if your time and energy allows it.

We continue up to the high point of the trip to Thorung La (5416m) and savor the moment of this challenging but rewarding accomplishment!

Then descend to the western valley of the Annapurna Circuit to the holy temple of Muktinath, a famous pilgrimage since ancient times. A tour of the site and surrounding villages continues our journey down to Jomsom and south down the River valley. This region is well known for its apple and apricots that brought it the nickname of the Apple Pie Circuit.

Following new trails of the road, we make our way down to a hot spring where we can enjoy a relaxing moment admiring the surrounding beauty. At this point, we have the option to visit viewpoints of Khopra, Poon Hill and Mohare with a last looks at the astonishing Himalayan range before driving to the Pokhara to celebrate the treks conclusion.

Outline Itinerary:

  • 1Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu (1350m).
  • 2Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing.
  • 3Day 3: Drive to Syange/ Jagat 1330m,5hrs
  • 4Day 4: Trek to Dharapani1960m,5hrs
  • 5Day 5: Trek to Chame2630m, 5hrs
  • 6Day 6: Trek to Pisang 3300 m,4/5hrs.
  • 7Day 7: Trek to Manang 3540m, 5hrs.
  • 8Day 8: Acclimatization day at Manang village.
  • 9Day 9: Trek to Yak Kharka 4050m, 4hrs.
  • 10Day 10: Trek to Thorng Pedi 4425m, 4hrs.
  • 11Day 11: Cross to Thorung la pass 5416 m than trek down to Muktinath 3800m. 9hrs
  • 12Day 12: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom2760m, 5hrs
  • 13Day 13: Drive to Tatopani 1190m by local bus/private jeep.
  • 14Day 14: Trek to Ghorepani 2880m, 9hrs.Day
  • 15Day 15: Trek to Hille1500m, 5hrs.
  • 16Day 16: Trek to Nayapul(1010m) than Drive to Pokhara.
  • 17Day 17: Fly/Drive back to Kathmandu.
  • 18Day 18: Final Departure.

Cost Includes

Transport

  •  All Airport, Bus Park and Hotel transfers with private vehicles.
  •  Kathmandu valley sightseeing by private Vehicle.
  • By local bus Kathmandu to syange and pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist Bus.  (But it can be customized according to your requirement transport about private vehicles or flight)
  • Nayapul to pokhara private Vehicles.
  • Transfer to Nepali restaurant

Accommodations

  • Kathmandu (3Ns): 2** Category Hotel  (But it can be customized according to your requirement about Hotel).
  • Pokhara( 1Ns):2**Category Hotel  (But it can be customized according to your requirement about hotel).
  • Annapurna circuit Trekking (13Ns): Best Available Lodge Accommodation during treks on twin sharing basis room.

Meals

  • There are multiple selections in meals item in Annapurna circuit trekking. But, it can be basic and may not have choices in menu some of the rest places.
  • Breakfast: includes full trip.
  • Lunch: During the trekking (14 Lunches)
  • Dinner: During the trekking (13Dinners)

Guide and Potter

  • English speaking tour guide in Kathmandu valley
  • Trekking Guide leader in mountains.
  • 1 Sherpa potter for 2 trekkers in mountain.

Trekking Package

  • Best Lodge Accommodations Mountain , all meals during trekking, all necessary staff with experienced leader (guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.

Taxes and Entrance Fees

  • All the applicable services charges, government taxes, all necessary paper work and permits (Annapurna Conservations Area permit, TIMS Card).

Others

  • Good Vibe Adventure’s t-shirt, Down Jacket, sleeping bag and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag.
  • Good Vibe Adventure offers you Farewell Dinner on last night.

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare.
  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs).
  • Entry fees for city sightseeing.
  • Travel and rescue insurance (necessary).
  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu & Pokhara city.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, bottle or boiled water & Hot Drinks Tea and Coffee, Hot Shower, Batteries charge, Heater during the Trek and Sweet things like desert).
  • Extra night accommodation and meals if early departure from mountain.
  • Tips for the guide, porter. (Tipping is voluntary).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on including section.
     
Rated 5/5 based on 3 reviews
  • Rebecca Cooper
    Australia

    Rebecca Cooper

    Rating:

    I just finished the Annapurna Circuit trek, which was organised by the exceptionally professional Kisan from Good Vibe Adventure. It was the most spectacular and stress free experience from start to finish. Kisan answered all my questions, got me from the airport and introduced me to my guid Dilip. To say that Dilip was kind, helpful and honest is an understatement. He not only showed me the trails he taught me so much about the culture and language of the mountains. He always checked to make sure I was ठिक छ (ok:), and that I felt welcome and safe at each place we stayed. With 30+ years experience you won't find safer hands. If your thinking of going trekking do it, it will change your perspective in the best way possible. I feel incredibly grateful for everything and can't recommend Good Vibes and Dilip high enough. Thank you guys!!!

  • A great experience
    Viet Nam

    A great experience

    Rating:

    This is the very first time I did a trekking trip and I was so worried at first but Good Vibe has helped to make it a memorable trip. Our tour guide - Krishna was really dedicated and patient throughout the trip. He and the porter always took turn to wait for me (as my walking speed was super slow), they made sure never leave me behind alone. They even made sure we always had fruit as a dessert after every meal. From accommodation, catering to trip experience during the trekking, all were excellent to me, brought by Good Vibe, Kisan (the owner), Krishna (the tour guide) and the porter also. Thanks a lot for making my first trekking a great experience. I did the Khopra Danda trail with my friend, this trail is great (yet still a bit challenging for first trekker like me but it was fine eventually), the view at Khopra Danda in the afternoon when we got there was super amazing.

  • Excellent trip
    Viet Nam

    Excellent trip

    Rating:

    We knew GoodVibe Adventure through our friend's recommendation. At first, we felt a bit doubtful, is it really a good agency? But throughout our trip, GoodVibe Adventure proved a excellent service to us. Our guide, Krishna, was super dedicated with our weak strength, he took care of every little thing we need.  The trail we chose is Khopra Danda, it's shorter than other popular trail, but it was memorable and breathtaking.  Thanks for your good service, GoodVibe.

  • Trip Duration 18 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Trip Style Tour and Trekking
  • Accomodation Lodge Trek
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