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Annapurna Circuit Trek

Destination: Nepal

Region: Annapurna_Region

Trip Facts

Duration
17 Days
Difficulty
Moderate to Elite
Country
Nepal
Activity
Trekking and Hiking
Max-Altitude
5416 m
Accomodation
Hotel and Lodge
Best Season
Sep to Dec/ March to May
Meals
Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast

Overview


Have you ever wondered to explore the cultural diversity and the panoramic views of the Mountain ranges in a single trek? If so, Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most popular and picturesque trekking destinations offered by Access the Asia Treks. The trek comprises of the blend of natural and cultural experiences.  Along with this, the awe inspiring and breath-taking Himalayan ranges are marvelous.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek

Generally, this trek ranges from 15 to 20 days. However, Access the Asia Treks provides the 17 days package for you. This trek covers the diverse range of landscapes from green lush forests with aroma, arid desserts to terraced fields. The variation of flora and fauna with the glorious and stunning views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains ranges are mesmerizing. Ancient monasteries, Chortens and temples,  traditional villages and warm hospitality of the people are some attractive features of this trek.

The trek begins from Chame and passes through the Marshyangdi Valley. You cross the Thorangla Pass 5416 meter, the highest elevation of the trek. You get the ample time to explore the cultural sites and high altitude mountains. Along the trek, you get acquaintance with the customs, traditions, local cuisine and the lifestyle of the local people.

This trek covers the snowcapped mountains and sky piercing Himalayan ranges like Annapurna Massif. The sky towering peaks like Annapurna (I, II, III, IV) and Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Huinchuli, Manaslu and Machhapuchre are awe inspiring. Machhapuchre also known as the fishtail is among the beautiful mountains of this trek. Dhaulagiri is the seventh highest mountain of the world. The view of these mountain ranges from the Thorangla Pass is simply stunning and glorious.

Access the Asia Treks promotes the responsible tourism. It includes sustainable tourism, minimizing waste, conserving natural resources and respecting local culture and traditions. The traditions, culture, custom, ancient monasteries and temples, chortens and various monuments are the integral parts of the local people.

In short, this trek ensures the panoramic views of the gigantic and glorious mountains, ancient monasteries, local people culture, custom, tradition and their lifestyle. Along with this, the lush green forests with aroma and the diverse range of the landscapes are amazing. This trek creates the unforgettable memory and once in a lifetime experience that you can share with your loved ones in future.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Mesmerizing panoramic views of the Himalayan ranges like Annapurna Massif, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchre, Manaslu and Huinchuli
  • Stunning views from Thorangla pass 5416 meters (17,769 feet), the highest elevation of this trek
  • Explore the diverse range of landscapes, cultural heritage, ancient monasteries, temples and chortens
  • Explore the local people culture, custom, tradition and lifestyle along with experiencing the local cuisine and warm hospitality
  • Explore the renowned traditional villages like Pisang, Manang, Ghandruk and Jomsom along with the holy place like Muktinath
  • Enjoy the hot spring bath at Tatopani which is considered to have the healing properties
  • Experience the cultural diversity including various ethnicities like Gurung, Manangi, Thakali and Tibetian
  • Stunning and mesmerizing view of the sunrise over the Himalayas from the popular viewpoint of Poonhill
  • Enjoy the cultural and natural beauty with diverse culture experiences, green lush forests with aroma and diverse range of landscapes

Itinerary

Day 1

After your arrival at the TIA (Tribhuwan International Airport), Kathmandu, you are received with warm and hearty welcome by our friendly and accommodating staff along with welcoming banner stand sign outside the arrival terminal. Meanwhile, it is followed up by short welcoming procedure in a typical Nepali tradition and you are escorted to the luxurious hotel in Kathmandu. During this time period, you can feel the vibes of the bustling lifestyle of Kathmandu city. Various cultural heritages and ancient sculptures with magnificent monasteries are the center of attraction in Kathmandu city.  Furthermore, you are provided with pleasantly brief details regarding your stay in hotel. A comfortable and luxurious stay in hotel of Kathmandu for this night.

Drive duration: 30 minutes 

Accommodation: Luxurious hotel in Kathmandu City

Day 2

One of the explorative days begins with your breakfast and a short meeting regarding the brief details of your trek. Meanwhile, our city guide provides you the brief details of the city tour allocated for this day and you are provided with the grounded private transportation for this particular tour.

Kathmandu, also known as the ‘ City of Temples’ has lots of ancient monasteries, unique sculptures, important religious and cultural sites, delightful culture, customs and unique lifestyle of people living in the capital city of Nepal. Kathmandu city has become the dwelling place for people from all over the country. Hence, this is the perfect sample for unity in diversity. People of different religion, culture and unique lifestyle have collaborated together to unite in this wonderful city. Some of the important tourist destinations of this city are Pashupatinath Temple (one of the most holiest places for Hindus), Syambhunath and  Boudha Stupa (two major Buddhist monasteries), Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square (Ancient sculptures and architectures with Pagoda style Temples), Newari culture, customs and cuisine (Indigenous and traditional community of Kathmandu city).

Your exploration occupies some space for you to recap all those beautiful memories and understand the lifestyle and history of Kathmandu. After this beautiful journey, you are escorted back to hotel .You meet with our managing director and the representatives of our company along with the staffs allocated for accomplishing your wonderful journey to Annapurna Circuit Trek and you are provided with the brief details of the trek. You are provided with the welcome dinner and an overnight stay at the hotel.

 City Tour: Entire day

Accommodation: Luxurious hotel in Kathmandu

Day 3

After breakfast at Kathmandu Hotel, you set for a drive to Chame which is a small village located in the Manang district.  It is known for the scenic beauty, tranquil surroundings and the proximity to Annapurna mountain range.

This drive takes around 8-10 hours from Kathmandu covering the distance of about 200 KM. You go through the Prithvi Highway along the Trishuli River.  This journey comprises of lush green forests and the towering hills on the way with natural and cultural beauty. Chame is known as the gateway to Manang district and this is the place where Annapurna Circuit Trek begins.

After reaching to Chame, you can hike around the place to observe the scenic beauty with the fresh and crisp air. The town is located at an altitude of 2670 meter and surrounded by the snowcapped mountains like Annapurna and Lamjung Himal ranges. You can find the local market in this area where you can buy the necessary gears, snacks and other essentials if you want. All these features make your stay in this beautiful place a memorable one.

 

Accommodation at Chame.

Drive duration: 8-10 hours.

Accommodation: Hotel/Tea houses/Lodge

Day 4

After breakfast at Chame, the beautiful place with the most amazing morning vibes, you set out for the first trek to Pisang. This trek comprises of the scenic beauty, stunning mountain ranges and the diverse cultural experiences. Trekking along the Marshyangdi River gives you different vibe. Crossing the suspension bridge with the green lush forests and charming villages on the way make this trip really beautiful.  Though you find the steep ascent and descent on the way, the path is easy to navigate. The traditional houses with the slate roofs depict the Tibetan style houses with prayers flags fluttering.

The beautiful aspect of this trek is Brathang village. This village is famous for the Gompa, the Buddhist monastery that offers the stunning views of the Himalayas. Along with this, it contains the houses with the Tibetan style. This place can be your great place to take a break and soak in the serenity of this place.

Another stop after this beautiful village is Dudh Pokhari, the lake surrounded by the sacred local pilgrims. You can take the blessings and view the amazing snowcapped mountains of Annapurna. Finally, the route from the Dudh Pokhari to Pisang is easy and comfortable. Pisang is the beautiful village with the stone houses and narrow alleys located at an altitude of 3200 meters.

Accommodation at Pisang.

Trek Duration: 6-7 hours (Approx. 15 KM)

Accommodation: Hotel/Tea houses/Lodge

Day 5

After breakfast at Pisang, the wonder village with amazing sunrise view, you set out for a trek to Ngawal. This trek is a bit challenging in return you are provided with the amazing reward. Your first step is towards the Ghyaru village where you can view the amazing scenes of Annapurna and Gangapurna mountain ranges. Marshyangdi River flowing down below, you trek towards the Gompa (Buddhist monastery) which are more than 500 years old. These monuments, culture and tradition are the integral parts of the people. Ghyaru village located at an altitude of 3670 meters provides all these amazing experiences.

From Ghyaru village, you trek towards the Ngawal village, 3650 meters, which offers you the amazing cultural beauty and ancient monasteries of over 300 years old. You can experience the local culture and tradition of the people. Ngawal is also famous for Apple Orchards, you can also try the local apple products like apple cider, apple pie, dried apple and other apple products.

If you hike for around 20 minutes more from this village, you reach to the viewpoint where you can view the stunning panoramic views of the Annapurna ranges, Gangapurna and Tilicho Peak. The view from this viewpoint is really rewarding, awe inspiring and breath taking.

Accommodation at Ngawal.

Trek Duration: 4-5 hours (Approx. 7 KM)

Accommodation: Hotel/Tea houses/Lodge

Day 6

After breakfast at Ngawal, you set out for a trek to Manang, one of the famous destination for most of trekkers around the world. This trek is considered to be the easiest route that offers you the breathtaking views of the Himalayan ranges. You move ahead towards the Mungji village that provides you the amazing view of the farmland and the traditional villages along the way. Mungji is a village situated at 3330 meters that has Gompa that are 400 years old and has cultural and natural beauty. The trek from Mungji village to Manang is an easy route with simple ascent and descent on the way. Along the way, you can view the panoramic views of the Himalayan ranges taking you to the beautiful village, Manang.

Manang is a beautiful village situated at 3540 meters that offers you to experience the local culture, custom, tradition, lifestyle and the warm hospitality of the local people. In this beautiful village, you can buy the souvenirs to your loved ones as a token of love.

One of the highlights of this trek is Gangapurna Lake and Glacier which 30 minutes away from the Manang village. You can view the amazing Gangapurna Gompa, located near the lake and experience the local culture and custom of that particular region.

Accommodation at Manang

Hike duration: 4-5 hours (Approx. 9 KM)

Accommodation: Hotel/Tea houses/Lodge

Day 7

This day is allocated for the acclimatization day. As you have to reach to an altitude of 5416 meters, you need a proper acclimatization day. This is the perfect stopover for the trekkers in the Annapurna region. This day helps you to adjust your body with the increasing altitude and reduce the risk of altitude sickness.

On this day, you can do a small hike to Gangapurna Lake leaving this task the day before. Strenuous kind of activity is not entertained during this acclimatization day.

Overall, you can take proper rest and acclimatize in order to gain more strength and get used to with the altitude. This helps you to go further with more energy and enthusiasm.

Accommodation at Manang.

Hike duration: 1-2 hours

Accommodation: Hotel/Tea houses/Lodge

Day 8

After breakfast at Manang, you set out for a trek to Yak Kharka. It is a beautiful and challenging trek that offers you the breathtaking views of the Himalayan ranges, glaciers and the high altitude landscapes. It is better to start to this trek early morning to avoid the heat of the day. Enough hydration is necessary during this trek.

This trek comprises of the steep climbs and descents, so you have to be prepared for the challenging route ahead. The breathtaking and awe inspiring panoramic views of the mountain ranges make your trek more rewarding and mesmerizing.

On this trek, you reach to Ghunsang where you can have a stopover for some period. On the way, you can the Himalayan goats and donkeys used for different purposes by the local people. Eventually, you reach to Yak Kharka making this trip the most memorable and amazing one.

Accommodation at Yak Kharka.

Hike duration: 4-5 hours (Approx. 9 KM)

Accommodation: Hotel/Tea houses/Lodge

Day 9

After breakfast at Yak Kharka, you set out for a hike to Thorang Phedi. This is another challenging trek of this Annapurna Circuit Trek. Thorang Phedi is the ultimate stop before crossing the Thorangla Pass which is the highest elevation of this trek situated at 5416 meters. Therefore, you have to acclimatize and be prepared before attempting this pass.

You have to be careful with the altitude sickness symptoms. However, you are provided with the continuous supervision from the trekking leader. You must walk on your natural pace and as suggested by your trekking leader. Steady pace, proper hydration and taking breaks when needed is really essential during this trek.

This trek comprises of the steep ascents and steep descents. Thus, you have to be prepared for the challenging trekking route. The stunning panoramic views of the Himalayan ranges and the high altitude diverse landscapes make your trip rewarding. You blend with the natural beauty of this region.

Accommodation at Thorang Phedi.

Hike duration: 3-4 hours (Approx. 6 KM)

Accommodation: Hotel/Tea houses/Lodge

Day 10

After an early morning breakfast, your wait is over. This day you aim to reach to the highest point of this trek, 5416 meters, Thorangla Pass. Crossing the Thorangla pass, you reach to Muktinath. This trek is the most challenging and the most rewarding sections of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. As you have acclimatized and made your body used to with the increasing altitude, you can easily accomplish this pass. Along with this, you are provided with our experienced trekking leaders and staffs who help you attempt this pass successfully. The ascent is steep and requires the series of switchbacks making this trekking trail really challenging.

Once you reach to the top of the Thorangla Pass then, you can have the perfect view of the stunning panoramic views of the Himalayan ranges. The Annapurna ranges and the surrounding landscapes are the most amazing views of this trek.

After crossing the Thorangla Pass, you trek towards Muktinath which is approximately 17 KMS from Thorangla Pass. It takes around 5-6 hours to reach to Muktinath from Thorangla Pass. Muktinath is the sacred and holy place for the Hindu and Buddhist people which refers to the salvation. It is famous for the holy temple and the natural springs.

Accommodation at Muktinath.

Hike duration: 9-10 hours (Approx. 24 KM)

Accommodation: Hotel/Tea houses/Lodge

Day 11

After breakfast at Muktinath, you set out for a drive to Tatopani. It is the famous place where you can have the hot spring bath considered to be the holy bath. It is the scenic route in the Annapurna Circuit Trek. It offers the stunning view of the Himalayas, valleys and the waterfalls. You can soak in natural hot spring bath and experience the local culture, custom, tradition and lifestyle of the people.

You drive through Muktinath-Chame-Syange unpaved road to Kagbeni in about 15 minutes. Kagbeni is generally known as the entrance to the upper mustang region. There you can find the ancient monasteries and narrow alleys with winding streets.

You drive through the Kali Gandaki Gorge through the same road. This Gorge is the deepest Gorge in the world. And, you continue driving along the bank of the Kali Gandaki River.

The drive takes you through the small villages like Jomsom, Marpha, and Tukuche. These places are well known for the apple orchards.

Eventually, after driving for 6-7 hours, you reach to Tatopani where you can take a natural hot spring bath which is considered to be the holy bath after such a long drive throughout the day.

Accommodation at Tatopani.

Drive duration: 6-7 hours (Approx. 20 KM)

Accommodation: Hotel/Tea houses/Lodge

Day 12

After breakfast at Tatopani, you set out for a trek to Ghorepani. This trek is also challenging but rewarding trek. However, it is not that challenging as compared to other treks.

This beautiful trekking route offers you the stunning views of the mountains, valleys, lush green forests and the local culture, custom, tradition and lifestyle of the people with their warm hospitality. During this trekking trial you pass through several villages and suspension bridges that give you the unique experience throughout the trek.

Eventually, the trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani is challenging but rewarding trek. And, it provides you the amazing views of the unique and diverse landscapes, panoramic Himalayan ranges and beautiful tradition, custom and lifestyle of the people.

Accommodation at Ghorepani.

Hike duration: 6-7 hours (Approx. 17 KM)

Accommodation: Hotel/Tea houses/Lodge

Day 13

After breakfast at Ghorepani, you set out for a hike to Poonhill and then to Tadapani. This trek is more rewarding and mesmerizing as you pass through the beautiful villages and lush green forests.

The beautiful portion of this trek is to reach to Poonhill which offers the panoramic views of the Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna mountain ranges. It is also famous for the amazing sunrise view over the Himalayas that make this trip more rewarding and awe inspiring.

This scenic and popular trekking trial comprises of the panoramic Himalayan ranges, dense forests and traditional villages. After watching the sunrise views over the Himalayas, you trek back to Ghorepani and head towards Tadapani. The trek trails pass through the dense rhododendron forests and oak trees along with the small streams and the waterfalls.

On reaching the Tadapani, you can take rest and enjoy the stunning view of the Himalayas.

Accommodation at Tadapani.

Hike duration: 6-7 hours (Approx. 14 KM)

Accommodation: Hotel/Tea houses/Lodge

Day 14

After breakfast at Tadapani, the next destination for this day is Ghandruk, a large beautiful village of Gurung Community. This trekking trial is the scenic and enjoyable section of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. This trek offers the stunning views of Himalayan ranges, traditional villages and terraced fields.

Ghandruk is the large village with the beautiful scenes and the warm hospitality of the local people is heart touching. You visit the local museum, which showcases the traditional culture and lifestyle of the Gurung community. From the viewpoint of this village, you can observe the stunning panoramic views of the mountain ranges and diverse landscapes.

During this trek, you pass through the dense forests of rhododendron and oak trees. Overall, this trek offers you with the mesmerizing scenes and the wonderful experience of the local peoples’ culture, custom, tradition and lifestyle.

Accommodation at Tadapani.

Hike duration: 3-4 hours (Approx. 7 KM)

Accommodation: Hotel/Tea houses/Lodge

Day 15

After breakfast at Ghandruk, you set out for a trek to Pokhara. This is the final leg of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. During this trek, you pass through the beautiful terraced fields of the lower Himalayan region. The trail goes through the lush forests, rhododendron and oak trees providing the natural and serene environment.

Once you reach to Pokhara, you can hike around the place all by yourself. During the evening time, you can hike around the Fewa Lake, the most stunning lake in this region. The evening vibes of this lake is so amazing and you can do boating next morning. The boating helps you to release all the pain you had during the trek.

Overall, the trek from Ghandruk to Pokhara is rewarding and comprises of natural and cultural beauty. You can view the stunning panoramic views of the Himalayan ranges. Along with this, you can rest in the land of paradise also known as the “Queen of Nepal”, Pokhara.

Accommodation at Pokhara.

Hike duration: 6-7 hours (Approx. 28 KM)

Accommodation: Luxurious Hotel

Day 16

After breakfast at Pokhara Hotel, you set out for a drive to Kathmandu. The drive duration is around 6-7 hours in tourist bus. During this drive, you pass through the dense forests and towering hills. The road takes you along the Marshyandi and Trishuli River.

NOTE: For your time convenient and your personal choice, you can customize this drive duration by taking flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu. The flight duration is about 30-40 minutes. The aerial view of the Himalayas and the terraced fields can be observed during the flight.

On reaching Kathmandu, you are picked up by our representative and you are escorted to the luxurious hotel at the center of Kathmandu for a farewell dinner and an overnight stay there.

Accommodation at Kathmandu.

Drive duration: 6-7 hours (Approx. 200 KM)

Accommodation: Luxurious hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 17

You have to check out at your regular time before few hours of your flight schedule. You are dropped off to the airport after successfully accomplishing the exciting and thrilling trekking trial in Nepal.

Drive duration: 1-2 hours.

Route Map

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What's Included

  • Transportation includes both grounded
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast in a luxurious hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu city tour, including all entry fees, tour guide, and private transportation
  • Full board meals breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek (optional)
  • Sightseeing tours in the areas covered by the trek.
  • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide and an assistant guide. Porters (1 porter for two people) and their insurance, food, accommodation, salary, and equipment.
  • Sleeping Bag, Down jacket and Duffle bag for porters
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit
  • Annapurna National Park Permit fee
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers’ Information Management System
  • All government taxes and office service charge

What's Excluded

  • Meals not specified in the inclusions
  • Hot shower and extra hot water
  • Personal equipment
  • Cold drinks and sweets like cholate bar and other snacks
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for staffs
  • No extra expenses from the company if there is an emergency or bad weather

Equipments

What to Bring?

Annapurna Region is considered to be the most thrilling and spectacular trekking region, well renowned all over the globe. This region’s trek starts from the easy level to elite level where you have to be equipped with all the necessary and appropriate gears and equipment to ensure your safety, comfort, and pleasure during your trek. When trekking in the Annapurna region, you should bring the following items, among others:

  1. Trekking boots: As you reach to various landscapes including the rocky difficult trials in this region. Therefore, the sturdy trekking boots is required with an ankle support to make your trek safer and risk free.
  2. Hand Gloves: Another important trekking equipment is hand gloves. Basically, hand gloves is used to prevent your hands from frostbite and the possible numb situation due to snow.
  3. Hat: It is the equipment that is used to prevent yourself from severe coldness. Basically, hats that covers your ears are highly preferable in order to keep you warm.
  4. Backpack: A roomy backpack is necessary for you to carry the electronics equipment like mobile and camera with water bottle and other necessary personal equipment.
  5. Clothing: The weather in the Annapurna Region is unpredictable. Thus, you have to be prepared for the sudden change in the weather. Thus, you have to take thermal undergarments, layered clothes and trekking trousers to make yourself cozy and warm. Fleece and down jacket with a scarf, hat and mittens are also very useful during this trek.
  6. Sleeping bag: In Annapurna region, the weather might reach below zero. Thus, a quality sleeping bag is necessary which can keep you warm and safe during the trek.
  7. Trekking poles: While walking in the rocky and steep grounds, you have to be careful whereas trekking poles help your ankle and knees to prevent you from the possible mishaps.
  8. Headlamp: For Navigating early in the morning and evening time, you need the headlamps while moving though the lodge and tea houses in the lush forests.
  9. Sunglasses: UV protected and a quality Sunglasses is required to prevent yourself from the glare of the snow and intense mountain sunshine.
  10. Water container and purification tablets: The water during the trek is most essential. Healthy and pure water makes your trek full of energy whereas polluted water might hamper your health. Thus, water container and purification tablets are really necessary.
  11. First aid box: The first aid equipment like bandages, antiseptic cream, pain relievers, and altitude sickness medication is crucial. The trekking leader of the trek also carries first aid medical kit for your safety.

Access the Asia Treks offers its customers a thorough packing list, equipment rental choices, and guidance on the best supplies for their trekking requirements. In order to complete their trek to the Annapurna region securely and comfortably, we want to make sure that our clients have all the required supplies.

                   

ADVISORY

  • Non-bio degradable materials are not allowed to dispose in the trekking route randomly.
  • Proper follow of the guidance provided by the leader/guide of the trek.
  • Alcoholic beverages and other intoxicating substances are highly discouraged.
  • There might be the chances of bad weather so be prepared for the inconvenience caused by the unpredictable weather.
  • Try to be mentally and physically prepared before this trek with few short hikes before this trek is highly recommended.
                   

IMPORTANT THINGS REQUIRED

  • Passport
  • Few passport size photos for TIMS and other official documents
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Snow goggles
  • Personal handbag and luggage
  • Snacks and sweets like chocolate bar (if required)
  • Warm clothes, down jacket and multilayered clothes
  • Trekking shoes
  • Some personal items and sunscreen/sun cream
  • Water bottle and hat
                   

PRELIMINARY AND KEY NOTES

  • Greeting ‘Namaste’ (your palms held together) is the most respectful and attractive way to greet somebody and is practiced profoundly.
  • Accessibility of internet and phone calls can be made efficient using the mobile SIM Card provided by the company itself or you can buy easily in the local market. All you need is one passport sized photo and a photocopy of your physical passport in either case.
  • There are lots of major cultural heritage sites in Kathmandu along with the ancient monasteries and sculptures. Photos are not taken unless you have asked for the permission.
  • The nightlife in Kathmandu is mostly safe and concentrated in Thamel area, one of the busiest destinations for foreigners to hang out with varied options of bars, restaurants and other places to choose from. Somehow, other areas including small towns are closed before 10pm.
  • Nepalese people are friendly, truly kind and incredibly welcoming as there is a phrase in Nepali culture ‘Guests equal Gods’. Out of the blue moon, there are several chances of being cheated. Saying this, you are somehow prone to possible travel scams. Keep yourself and your belongings safe, if you are travelling solo. It is highly recommended to have one experienced guide, taking safety into consideration.
                   

Why choose Annapurna Circuit Trek?

The Annapurna Circuit trek comprises of natural beauty, cultural experiences and adventures along with the diverse range of landscapes. It includes the stunning panoramic views from 5416 meters, Thorangla Pass, the highest point of this trek. The cultural diversity, custom and tradition of the people with local cuisine and warm hospitality of the people is heart touching. Diverse landscapes and lush green forests with aroma are really attractive. The sky rocketing mountain ranges and stunning sunrise view over the Himalayas make this trek really awe inspiring. The diverse landscapes, from lush sub-tropical forests to arid Desert in high altitude makes this trek popular choice among the trekkers.

                   

What is the best season to do Annapurna Circuit Trek?

The weather in the Annapurna Circuit Trek varies as per the season. Thus, the best season to do this trek is during the Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November). During this time, the weather is generally dry and clear skies with the mild temperature. The monsoon season (June to August) brings heavy rainfall and snow making the trek really risky and challenging. Thus, it is safe to trek in the appropriate season to experience the true beauty of this particular trek.

                   

How long does it take for this trek?

Generally, this trek can vary in the duration from 15-20 days as per your schedule. However, 17 days trek would be perfect that includes the ample time for exploring the natural and cultural beauty of this trek. However, you can customize the trek as per your holiday duration and we can arrange a wonderful trek package that is suitable for you to explore this region in a perfect way. The package our company provides includes the sightseeing along the trek and acclimatization day to get used to with the altitude so that there won’t be any risk of Acute mountain Sickness (AMS).

                   

Is it difficult to trek in the Annapurna Circuit Trek?

This trek is considered to be the moderate to elite level trek which requires a good stamina and physical fitness. Crossing high altitude passes, ascending and descending steep trials and long days of trek are included. The trekkers must be prepared with the changing weather, snow, cold temperatures and strong winds. However, the stunning views of the Himalayan ranges and unique diverse landscape make your effort worthy enough to get something beautiful in return. Our company, Access the Asia Treks provides all the information about the gears and equipment required for this trek and an experienced guide in this region for mitigating and overcoming the challenges that appear during this trek.

                   

What is the highest elevation of this trek?

The highest elevation of this trek is 5416 meters (17,769 feet), Thorangla pass. This is the perfect spot to capture the stunning and breath-taking panoramic views of the Himalayas. To reach to this altitude, trekkers need to acclimatize properly. Thus, our company provides the experienced team members to provide all the necessary steps to reach to the top. There are high chances of altitude sickness if the proper precautions are not taken timely. Thus, you have to consult with your trekking leader before taking any medicines. You have to inform about your illness and all so that the trekking leader can take action accordingly. For severe cases, Access the Asia Treks provides the evacuation facility at your own cost. However, with the help of our experienced team members, we make this trip successful and entertaining.

                   

What is the accommodation facility in the Annapurna Circuit Trek?

Trekkers in this region can get the accommodation from the basic tea houses to comfortable lodges. Tea houses provides the basic amenities such as basic foods and simple accommodation. However, the lodges provide WIFI and more menu for foods and few extra amenities. The stunning and awe-inspiring views of the Himalayas and diverse landscape make you forget all these things. Overall, this trek is full of amazing and mesmerizing memories that you can capture for your once in a lifetime experience.

                   

Is Annapurna Circuit Trek safe?

The Annapurna Circuit trek is generally considered to be safe but challenging trek. Trekkers need to take the necessary precautions before the trek. They should inform about their long-term diseases and the medicine they are taking regularly or during the trek. Taking Diamox in a higher dose is also harmful. Thus, a proper coordination with the trekking leader is advisable regarding every aspect of this trek. You are provided with the acclimatization day and the experienced team members who can help you overcome the challenges during this trek.

                   

Is permit necessary for this trek?

Yes. Permit is necessary for this trek. The Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) is required for all trekkers. Along with this, TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) is also needed. These permits help to assure the trekkers identity and security during the trek. The necessary permits are provided by our company, Access the Asia Treks.

                   

Is Thorangla Pass difficult to cross?

Thorangla pass is the highest elevation of this trek which is 5416 meters (17,769 feet). The pass requires the steep ascent and descent including the change in the weather conditions that make this pass a bit challenging. However, with the proper preparation, necessary gears and equipment, an experienced trekking leader and staffs, this pass can be crossed with an ease. The proper acclimatization and regular pace during the trek is also mandatory with proper diet which is monitored by the trekking leader.

                   

What are some alternatives of this trek?

Annapurna Circuit trek is considered to be the popular and trending trekking destinations among the trekkers. However, there are few alternatives of this trek, The Annapurna Base Camp is the most famous one among them. This trek includes the breath-taking views of the Himalayas. The Mardi Himal Trek is also another famous and popular trek that takes you through the lush forests and the stunning view of the Annapurna range. The Poonhill is relatively the easiest trek offered in this region which provides the stunning sunrise view over the Himalayas. These are few alternative treks you can choose in the Annapurna region.

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  • star ratingFantastic, personalized service! An unforgettable way to see Nepal! - Arjun and team is your best choice for exploring Nepal. Just recently completed the Nar-Phu Valley track with Mesokanto-La Pass, two weeks of trekking through amazing villages “off the beaten... read more

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    November 21, 2018

    star ratingEverest Basecamp Trekking - In February 2018 we did a Basecamp Trekking Tour with Arjun as our guide. It was an unforgettable experience and Arjun always tried to make everything as comfortable for us... read more

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    February 26, 2018

    star ratingTrekking mit Arjun - Namaste.

    Nach einem 2 wöchigen Trekking Richtung Everest Base Camp mit Arjun muss ich mich sehr für diese unvergesslichen Trip bedanken. Man merkte von der ersten Sekunde an, dass... read more

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    May 1, 2019
  • star ratingI travelled with my husband to Nepal and we contacted access the Asia to help us on our trekking to base camp. It was one of the best experience in... read more

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    February 15, 2017

    star ratingExpereinced, Thoughtful, Informative uide - Arjun was my guide for a Everest Base Camp. Excellent guiding experience and informative of his country and the areas features as we hiked, He had the trip well planned... read more

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    January 1, 2018

    star ratingKathmandu/Everest Base Camp - Best trek ever! The staff, especially Arjun was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and supportive through the entire trip starting with the airline losing my luggage, trekking to base camp, and returning... read more

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    May 15, 2018
  • star ratingWild Dreams Also Come True - I have done the Everest Base Camp trek with Arjun and it was undoubtedly the most memorable trek of my life as I finished my 3 years travels on top... read more

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    March 11, 2019

    star ratingI did the Everest Base Camp trek and returned for the Mera Peak Climbing with Access The Asia. Mountain Guide Arjun was superb! Great organization, local knowledge of the region... read more

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    March 30, 2018

    star ratingGreat Trekking Experience with a Great Team - Mr. Arjun did a great job, He is always fun to be around and very helpful person. He took good care of us and described everything on the way so... read more

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    February 16, 2017
  • star ratingtraumtour zum everest bacecamp  - in einer kleinen gruppe von drei personen begleitete uns arjun von der agentur access the asia,ich reise viel hatte aber noch nie so einen guten service.arjun hat sich um alles... read more

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    December 10, 2017

    star ratingFantastic service, fantastic people!! - Access the Asia are a great company - I was well looked after from the moment I contacted them. Arjun helped me tailor a trek to suit what I wanted... read more

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    April 24, 2017

    star ratingHighly recommend - Arjun was our brilliant tour guide when we trekked base camp. He was professional, kind and extremely accommodating. Would highly recommend

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    April 22, 2019
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    January 15, 2018

    star ratingAwesome Experience with team in Pokhara last months. Highly dedicated access the asia team with many experience in tourism sector.

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    June 3, 2022

    star ratingHighly recommend Access the Asia. Will definitely trek with them again! - Excellent service all around. Tailored itinerary which was great for us. Comprehensive service from the day we arrived to the day we left. Arjun runs a tight ship, and is... read more

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    October 25, 2018

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