Annapurna Circuit Trek - Short - 15 days

Trip Overview

Duration: 15 days Country: Nepal
Max. Altitude: 5,416 m / 17,764 ft. Walking Per Day: 5-6hrs
Accommodation: N/A Grade: Fair Strenuous
Best Season: Autumn and Spring Group Size: 1
Mode: Tent-Camp/Lodge Culture: Sherpa, Tamang, Magar, Gurung

The Annapurna Circuit Trek in the western region of Nepal is one of the best trekking trails in the world. This provides an opportunity to immerse oneself in its unmatched natural beauty and gain insights into Buddhist and Hindu culture. During our Annapurna Circuit Trek, we encircle the whole Annapurna Himalaya passing through beautiful forests, picturesque landscapes, striking waterfalls, deep gorges, shining glaciers, diverse cultures, and pristine lakes with awesome views of the snow-capped Himalayas all the way.

A special Trekking Permit will be arranged to enter Annapurna Conservation Area, where we discover unique flora and fauna. The route of the Annapurna Circuit Trek involves crossing Thorong La Pass at 5,416m/17,770ft which is a great challenge and will provide rewarding memories that will last forever.


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 :
      • Tribhuwan International Airport
      • 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

     

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Cost Includes

  • Airport Pick-up 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 Pick-up 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
  • Foods in Pokhara and Kathmandu
  • 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

Equipment Checklist

Equipment lists for 15 days Annapurna Circuit Trek - Short

HEAD

Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses
Head Torch

UPPER BODY

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

LOWER BODY

Lightweight cotton pants (long)
Waterproof pants

FEET

Thin inner socks
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Comfortable hiking boots

HANDS

Gloves
Creams

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

Review

Trekking

Andreas N
Andreas N
Source:Trip Advisor

Am Flughafen sofort freundlich abgeholt und alles von vorne bis zur Abreise super geplant. Die Menschen sehr freundlich und vorkommen. Unserer Geit super Mensch und sehr gut alles in Englisch erklärt der Gepäckträger wie ein Top sportler. Wir werde in paar Jahren wieder kommen.

En dehors des sentiers battus

Alexandre P
Alexandre P
Source:Trip Advisor

J'ai découvert cette agence de Trekking par hasard et je n'ai vraiment pas été déçu. Je voulais faire un trek pour découvrir la culture local en dehors des habituels treks très (trop) fréquentés et ils m'ont proposé un trek sur mesure correspondant vraiment à ma demande. Je suis parti seul avec un guide vraiment très sympathique et professionnel qui est devenu un ami. Ce trek ma fait découvrir la culture du Népal. Nous dormions chez l'habitant et j'ai pu ainsi découvrir le mode de vie et les coutumes des Népalais. Je n'ai pas vu un seul touriste pendant les 6 jours de mon trek et les personnes rencontrées étaient vraiment accueillantes et intriguées par ma présence. Rien à voir avec le contact ressentie lors des treks sur les sentiers classiques des Annapurna par exemple. Je recommande vivement cette agence sérieuse qui propose des treks à la découverte du Népal authentique.

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Ruslan T
Ruslan T
Source:Trip Advisor

I met Mr. Suman Gurung last time I was in Nepal in 2014. At that time he organized a tour around the country for me and my girlfriend but we didn't do any trekking. We agreed to plan it for the next visit and it happened this year. I addressed Mr. Suman Gurung in prior to book my trekking. Trekking was a bit hard physically but fulfilled with a lots of fun, good lessons and gorgeous views of the nature. My guide Mr. Gurung proved to be an expert and proficient in his job. I highly recommend you to do trekking with him.

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