Annapurna Circuit Trek - 15 days

Trip Overview

Duration: 15 days Country: Nepal
Max. Altitude: 5,416 m / 17,764 ft. Walking Per Day: 6-7hrs
Accommodation: N/A Grade: Fair Strenuous
Best Season: Autumn and Spring Group Size: 1
Mode: Tea-House Culture: Brahmin and Kshetri, Gurung , Tibetan , Thakali , Magar

When you visit Nepal for your dream holiday trekking in the world’s most glorious mountain terrain, it’s strongly recommended that you consider enjoying the panoramic views from the Annapurna Circuit.

Annapurna is the tenth highest of the world’s mountains (8,091 metres, or 26,545 ft) and offers explorers a diverse range of peaks and features that make it a trekking magnet. Walking around this area will provide fascination at every step.

Incidentally, if you want a short trekking break in this same region, the Ghorepani Poon Hill circuit trek is also popular. It misses out the Annapurna Base Camp and other high terrains. 

However, for many adventure-seekers and serious mountain walkers, the entire massif and its surrounding Annapurna Conservation Area are worth an 11 night trekking holiday with Nepal Mountain Trekkers.


Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
    • Meals :Lunch / Dinner
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :
      • Kathmandu
      • Tribhuwan International Airport
      • Thamel
    • Highlights :
      • Tribhuvan International Airport
      • Welcoming with Marigold Flower Garland
      • Group Photo
      • Introduction with group members and trekking crew
      • Evening Walk at Thamel

     

  • Day 2 Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
    • Duration :Half Day
    • Meals :Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :
      • Thamel
      • Kathmandu Durbar Square
      • Boudhanath
      • Pashupatinath
    • Highlights :
      • Sightseeing at Kathmandu
      • UNESCO World Heritage Sites
      • Introduction with group members and trekking crew
      • Equipment checking and briefing about the trek

     

  • Day 3 Kathmandu to Chame(2,710 m/ 8,891 ft) via Besisahar(760m/2,493ft)
    • Duration :10-11 hrs (241Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Transportation :Private 4WD Jeep
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Descend :605m/1,984ft
    • Location :
      • Kathmandu
      • Besisahar
      • Tal
      • Dharapani
      • Chame
    • Highlights :
      • Waterfall
      • Landscapes
      • Marshyangdi Rivers

     

  • Day 4 Chame to Pisang(3,200m/10,498ft)
    • Duration :5 hrs (13Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Ascend :490m/1,607ft
    • Location :
      • Chame
      • Bratang
      • Dhukurpokhari
      • Pisang
    • Highlights :
      • Apple Garden
      • Apple Agro farm
      • Annapurna II View
      • Lamjung Himal View
      • Buddhist Monasteries
      • Pine Forest

     

  • Day 5 Pisang to Ngawal(3,660m / 11,482 ft)
    • Duration :7 hrs(12Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Ngawal Mountain Home
    • Ascend :460m/1,509ft
    • Location :
      • Pisang
      • Deurali Dada
      • Ghyaru
      • Ngawal
    • Highlights :
      • Green Lake
      • Pisang Peak
      • Panoramic View of Annapurna II , III , IV

     

  • Day 6 Ngawal to Manang(3,500m/11,482 ft)
    • Duration :5 hrs(9Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Descend :350m/1,148ft
    • Location :
      • Ngawal
      • Mugje
      • Braka
      • Manang
    • Highlights :
      • Braka Village( Typical Buddhist Village)
      • Landscapes
      • Marshyangdi River
      • Mountain Scenery

     

  • Day 7 Manang Acclimatization Day , Ice lake Trekking , Day Hike
    • Duration :Whole Day
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :1,060m/3,477ft
    • Descend :1,060m/3,477ft
    • Location :
      • Manang
      • Braka
      • Ice Lake
    • Highlights :
      • Old monasteries
      • Ice Lake
      • Views of Annapurna Ranges

     

  • Day 8 Manang to Ledar(4,200m/ 13,779ft)
    • Duration :5 hrs(7-8Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :660m/2,165ft
    • Location :
      • Manang
      • Ghusang
      • Yak Kharka
      • Ledar
    • Highlights :
      • Mountain
      • Similar faces with Tibetan Culture
      • Landscapes
      • Glacier Lake
      • Wildlife
      • Typical Villages
      • High Altitude Hike

     

  • Day 9 Ledar to Thorong High Camp(4,925m/16,158ft ) via Thorong Phedi(4,420m /14,501 ft)
    • Duration :6 hrs(5-6Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :725m/2,378ft
    • Location :
      • Ledar
      • Thorong Phedi
      • High Camp
    • Highlights :
      • Himalayan range view
      • Gorgeous Landscapes
      • Snow Leopard
      • Mountain Thar
      • Blue Sheep

     

  • Day 10 Thorong High Camp to Muktinath(3,800m/12,467 ft) via Thorong La Pass(5,416 m / 17,764 ft)
    • Duration :8-9hrs(12-13Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :491m/1,610ft
    • Descend :1,616m/5,302ft
    • Location :
      • Thorong High Camp
      • Thorong La Pass
      • Muktinath
    • Highlights :
      • Glacier Walk
      • Panoramic view of Annapurna Ranges
      • One of the most popular and famous Passes in Nepal
      • Achievement of a lifetime ( High Altitude)
      • 108 Taps
      • Jwala Mai(Gas Flame)
      • Pilgrims
      • Nun Leading Monastery

     

  • Day 11 Muktinath to Tatopani(Hot Spring)(1,200m/3,937 ft) via Drive
    • Duration :5-6hrs(80Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner
    • Transportation :4WD Jeep/Bus
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Descend :2,600m/8,530ft
    • Location :
      • Muktinath
      • Jharkot
      • Kagbeni
      • Jomsom
      • Marphak
      • Kalopani
      • Larjung
      • Ghasa
      • Rukse Chhahara(Waterfall)
      • Tatopani
    • Highlights :
      • Hot Springs
      • 108 Taps
      • Landscapes
      • Cold Desert
      • Jeep Ride
      • View of Dhaulagiri Mountain and  Annapurna I
      • Pine Forest
      • Ice Fall
      • Thakali Culture
      • Salt Trade Spot

     

  • Day 12 Tatopani to Ghorepani(2,860m/9,383ft)
    • Duration :7-8hrs (13-15Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :1,660m/5,446ft
    • Location :
      • Tatopani
      • Sikha Ghara
      • Chitre
    • Highlights :
      • Waterfall
      • Typical Nepali Village
      • Mountain Sceneries
      • Rhododendron Forest
      • Pine Forest
      • Foods

     

  • Day 13 Ghorepani to Pokhara(810m/2,657ft) via Poon Hill(3,210m/10,531)
    • Duration :7-8hrs (13-14Km Walking) and 1.5hrs (44Km Drive)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Descend :2,000m/6,561ft
    • Location :
      • Ghorepani
      • Poon Hill
      • Ulleri
      • Nayapul
      • Pokhara
    • Highlights :
      • Sunrise view from Poon Hill
      • Panoramic View of Mountains
      • Dense Rhododendron Forest
      • Bushes
      • Pine Forest

     

  • Day 14 Pokhara to Kathmandu
    • Duration :200Km (5-6hrs)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Descend :710m/2,329ft
    • Location :
      • Pokhara
      • Malekhu
      • Dhading
      • Kathmandu
    • Highlights :
      • Scenic Drive
      • Farewell Dinner in the evening

     

  • Day 15 Departure Day
    • Meals :Breakfast
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Location :
      • Thamel
      • Tribhuvan International Airport
    • Highlights :
      • Souvenir Shopping
      • Airport Drop with Khata/Khatag as a Symbol of Wishing Safe Journey
      • Group Photo

     

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Cost Includes

  • Airport pickup and drop service(Private Vehicle depending upon the Group Size)
  • 4 nights Hotel in Kathmandu(with Breakfast)
  • 1-night Hotel in Pokhara(with Breakfast)
  • All accommodation during the trek in the best hotels/tea-houses in the area (differing according to the price you wish to spend)
    • Sanitation: The accommodation we provide will be neat and clean with warm-hospitality and quality services.
    • Single Accommodation: You won’t have to share your accommodation with anyone else so that your privacy is protected.
  • All foods during the trek: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner; any items in the menu as much as you wish to consume.
    • We provide hygienic and safe meals to re-energize you.
    • We request you to not to waste your meals for it is difficult to transport food in the rural area.
    • You are not allowed to share your meals with anyone else from another group.
  • Transportation costs: Public Bus (Kathmandu – Besisahar), Private Jeep(Besisahar – Dharapani), Private Vehicle(Nayapul-Pokhara) and Tourist Bus(Pokhara-Kathmandu)
  • Professional and Highly experienced English-speaking Trekking Guide licensed by the Government. Including their lodging and foods.
    • Local Staffs: Our guides are locals of the region which ensures that you will surely get to explore a bit more during the trek than with any other guides.
    • Experienced: With an experience of more than a decade in working in this field, our trekking guides possess excellent knowledge on briefing during the trek as well as they are experts in handling all kind of critical situations which might occur during the trek.
    • Insurance: Nepal Mountain Trekkers have an insurance policy for all our trekking staffs.
  • Porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers with a max load of 25 KG). Including their lodging and foods.
    • Local Staffs: The porters we hire belongs to the same region where we trek in order to provide employment opportunities to the locals as well as to make you explore every prospect of the region.
  • Trekking Permits: Trekkers’ Information Management System(TIMS) Card and Annapurna Conservation Area(ACAP) fees
  • Trekking gears like sleeping bags and down jacket made available on rent
  • T-shirt, Duffel Bag and Trekking Map with Company Logo
  • Rescue Arrangement Service
  • First aid medical box
  • 13% VAT and 10% service charge
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Airport pickup and drop service(Private Vehicle depending upon the Group Size)
  • 4 nights Hotel in Kathmandu(with Breakfast)
  • 1-night Hotel in Pokhara(with Breakfast)
  • All accommodation during the trek in the best hotels/tea-houses in the area (differing according to the price you wish to spend)
    • Sanitation: The accommodation we provide will be neat and clean with warm-hospitality and quality services.
    • Single Accommodation: You won’t have to share your accommodation with anyone else so that your privacy is protected.
  • Breakfast during the trek
  • Transportation costs: Public Bus (Kathmandu – Besisahar), Private Jeep(Besisahar – Dharapani), Private Vehicle(Nayapul-Pokhara) and Tourist Bus(Pokhara-Kathmandu)
  • Professional and Highly experienced English-speaking Trekking Guide licensed by the Government. Including their lodging and foods.
    • Local Staffs: Our guides are locals of the region which ensures that you will surely get to explore a bit more during the trek than with any other guides.
    • Experienced: With an experience of more than a decade in working in this field, our trekking guides possess excellent knowledge on briefing during the trek as well as they are experts in handling all kind of critical situations which might occur during the trek.
    • Insurance: Nepal Mountain Trekkers have an insurance policy for all our trekking staffs.
  • Porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers with a max load of 25 KG). Including their lodging and foods.
    • Local Staffs: The porters we hire belongs to the same region where we trek in order to provide employment opportunities to the locals as well as to make you explore every prospect of the region.
  • Trekking Permits: Trekkers’ Information Management System(TIMS) Card and Annapurna Conservation Area(ACAP) fees
  • Trekking gears like sleeping bags and down jacket made available on rent
  • T-shirt, Duffel Bag and Trekking Map with Company Logo
  • Rescue Arrangement Service
  • First aid medical box
  • 13% VAT and 10% service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Visa fee to enter Nepal (Visa Information)
  • International flight tickets
  • Foods in Pokhara and Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation and meal costs in Kathmandu and Pokhara due to any change in the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel insurance/ Rescue operation costs
  • All personal expenses(internet, laundry, battery charge, donation, etc)
  • All soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Visa fee to enter Nepal (Visa Information)
  • International flight tickets
  • All meals during the trek except for breakfast
  • Extra night accommodation and meal costs in Kathmandu and Pokhara due to any change in the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel insurance/ Rescue operation costs
  • All personal expenses(internet, laundry, battery charge, donation, etc)
  • All soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Tips for guide and porters

Route Map

Equipment Checklist

Equipment lists for 15 days Annapurna Circuit Trek

HEAD

Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses
Head Torch
Suncreams(40+) and Lip Balms

UPPER BODY

Cotton t-shirts and thermals
Fleece jacket
Waterproof jacket
Down jacket

LOWER BODY

Lightweight cotton pants (long)
Waterproof pants
Inner thermals

FEET

Thin inner socks (3 pairs)
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Comfortable hiking boots
Shower sandals

HANDS

Gloves (Cotton and Waterproof)
Creams
Sanitizer

ACCESSORIES

Sleeping bag rated to -10°C +
Trekking bag (Rucksack)
Duffel bag
Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
Water bottle or camel bag
Toiletries and Tissue Papers

First Aid Kits 

Personal Regular Medicines
Knee Caps
Bandages
Ointments
Blister Tape

MISCELLANEOUS

Medicines: We recommend you to bring your regular medicines; we will provide first aid kit from our side.
Light-weighted Towel
Swiss Knife
Passport and extra passport photos
Water Purifying Iodine Tablets, Drop or Sterilizer

Review

Hervorragende Agentur, die alles möglich macht

Sonja A
Sonja A
Source:Trip Advisor

Im November 2017 wollte ich mit einer Freundin wieder einmal nach Manang im Annapurna Gebiet trekken, um dort eine von uns unterstützte Boarding School zu besuchen. Ramesh hatte schon den dafür notwendigen Plan ausgearbeitet. Aber die Knieprobleme meiner Begleiterin machten es unmöglich. Kurzer Hand plante Ramesh um, besorgte uns den umsichtigen Fahrer Heris und den Guide Daljit und organisierte uns einen Homestay-Aufenthalt, der für uns ein Erlebnis wurde. Ich habe mit Ramesh einen Menschen kennnengelernt, der zuverlässing und verbindlich alles möglich macht. Wie er verfügen auch seine "Jungs" über großes Wissen, was Kultur und Natur des Landes angeht. Er ist ein überaus verantwortungsvoller und engagierter Mensch, der sich um seine Crew und die Menschen in seinem Heimatdorf kümmert.
Im März 2019 besuchte ich schließlich wieder einmal Nepal, wurde wie immer von der Trekkingagentur abgeholt und zum Hotel Horizon gebracht, ein familiär geführtes Hotel, welches ich empfehlen kann. Wie immer stand uns Ramesh mit Rat und Tat zur Seite. Ich habe in jeder Hinsicht mit ihm und seinen Leuten die besten Erfahrungen gemacht und plane bereits meine nächste Trekkingtour mit ihm. Seine raschen Antworten mit maßgeschneiderten Vorschlägen erleichtern die Vorstellung und Planung von dem, was möglich ist. In den Händen seiner Agentur ist man bestens aufgehoben.

Amazing Annapurna Trekking Experience!

Laura L
Laura L
Source:Trip Advisor

I did the Annapurna Circuit in October/November 2018 and had an amazing time! Nepal is by far the most beautiful country I’ve traveled so far and Nepal Mountain Trekkers made this trip an even better experience! Krishna has been a perfect guide who did not only ensure my safety in the mountains but also taught me a lot about flora and fauna as well as country and culture!
I highly recommend him as a guide as well as the company, who puts great emphasis on travelers’ wellbeing and an authentic travel experience. A special thank you to Ramesh for his kindness and for organising the trip as well as to Krishna - I look forward to coming back to Nepal!

Amazing trip

Dimitris Kadakis
Dimitris Kadakis
Source:Trip Advisor

 

Did a excursion at the Annapurna area with a friend.The agency was really great, helpful and i didnt have to worry about anything..they arranged all. Highly recommended!!! Ramesh was great..thank u for the experience!!

Perfekte Agentur für perfektes Trekking

Josef Maurus
Josef Maurus
Source:Trip Advisor

Nachdem ich mit dem Trekking Agentur „Nepal Mountain Trekkers“ bereits die Touren Langtang - Helambu sowie Annapurna Basecamp (Bewertung s. 2016) gemacht habe, war im Spätherbst 2017 der Annapurna Circuit dran, den ich mit zwei Freunden aus Amerika gegangen bin. Natürlich habe ich auch diesen Trek von Ramesh Dhakal, dem Inhaber der Agentur , vorbereiten lassen und gleich auch meinen vertrauten Guide Krishna für diese Zeit reserviert.
Warum eine so relativ einfache Trekkingtour über ein Agentur buchen, wird sich so mancher fragen. Aus meiner Sicht ist es absolut vorteilhaft jedes Trekkingunternehmen in Nepal über eine Agentur zu organisieren und die „ Nepal Mountain Trekkers“ kann ich nur wärmstens empfehen. Man wird in jeglicher Hinsicht fachkundig und als Freund betreut, sämtliche organisatorischen Dinge werden im Vorfeld zuverlässig erledigt und dadurch spart man sich viel Zeit für persönliche Interessen. Des weiteren ist ein Guide wie Krishna unterwegs eine unschätzbare Hilfe. Er konnte uns sehr viel Interessantes über die verschiedenen Gegenden auf der Strecke, über die Menschen und über die Natur erzählen das man sonst einfach nicht mitbekommt oder erfährt. Er kennt auch Wegstrecken die nicht allgemein bekannt sind und sollte es Probleme geben, so hilft er mit Rat und Tat. Einer meiner Freunde hatte zum Beispiel im Thorong Base Camp ein gesundheitliches Problem, das wir aber dank seiner Hilfe in den Griff bekommen haben.
Ganz herzlichen Dank nochmals an Ramesh und vor allem an Krishna. Mit seiner ruhigen und umsichtigen Art hat er uns ein unvergessliches Trekkingerlebnis in einer wunderschönen Landschaft ermöglicht.

trek Annapurna circuit, 11 days.

Peter S
Peter S
Source:Trip Advisor

 

Recently completed a trek in the annapurnas, Besisham, Manang, Muktinah, Jomson. Took 11 days. I organised it while in Kathmandu through Nepal Mountain trekkers ( easy to find, office in front of horizon hotel). Ramesh was great giving me a competitive and detailed quote,a lot cheaper than organising back in Australia. All organised on the spot and we left next morning. He even organised my luggage to be transfered to Pokhra. Everything promised was delivered and my porter-guide Krishna was fantastic. I would highly recommend this company.

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