Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking & Sightseeing
  • Transport: Public Bus/Public jeep sharing
  • Food: As Per Itinerary
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Teahouses + Lodges
  • Group Size: 1-20
  • Max Elevation: 5416m Thorang La PAss
  • Best Months: Feb, Mar, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, Nov & Dec
  • Activity Per Day: 4-6 hours walking
  • Culture: Gurung, Magar, Thakali
  • Mountain Sights: Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Machhapurche
  • Attraction: Local culture, Close mountain views, Villages

Highlights

 

Annapurna-Circuit-Trek

  • Popular Trekking route in Nepal
  • Top Ten popular trekking on the world.
  • Trekking through diverse terrains, from subtropical forests to alpine zones.
  • Thrill of crossing the Thorong La Pass, one of the highest trekking passes in the world.
  • Panoramic views of majestic peaks like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machapuchare, and Manaslu.
  • Immersive cultural experiences in traditional villages like Manang and Muktinath.
  • Hot springs at Tatopani, offer relaxation after days of trekking.
  • Exploring the holy temple of Muktinath, a significant pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists.
  • The serene beauty of the Marsyangdi and Kali Gandaki valleys.
  • The joy of walking alongside terraced fields, cascading waterfalls, and pristine rivers.
  • Engaging with the welcoming and warm-hearted locals, getting insights into their rich traditions and daily lives.

About Annapurna Circuit Trek

The Annapurna Circuit Trek, situated in the heart of the Himalayas, is a captivating journey through some of Nepal’s most stunning landscapes. Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the Top 10 Popular Treks in the world. During this trek, you can see the several naturally decorated gadgets that please the eye and take the heart of every trekker. In the Annapurna circuit trek a stunning glimpse of the beautiful mountains of the region such as Mt Annapurna I, II, III (8,091m), Mt Dhaulagiri(8,167m), Machhapuchhre(6,998m), Nilgiri(7,041m),  Himchuli(6,441m), Tukuche Peak(6,920m), Mt. Lamjung Himal(6,986m) always give pleasure to the trekkers which help to make their long journey memorable. Moreover, beautiful landscapes, valleys, green hills, dense forests, artistic waterfalls, tranquil lakes, pristine rivers, gorges, sacred temples, colorful monasteries, and Gompas are the other attractions of the Annapurna circuit trekking.

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Annapurna Circuit Trek Package:

This Trekking is an adventurous and romantic trek that gives an amazing experience of the low land of Manang to the high land of Thorang La Pass.  The Annapurna circuit is also called the Annapurna round trek because this trek completes the round journey of the Annapurna region. Annapurna circuit trek starts from Lamjung district and ends in Kaski. Trekkers around the world frequently go for this trek because of its unbelievable natural beauty and diverse cultural attractions. One of the prominent features of this trek is that during the Annapurna circuit trek trekkers can feel the unique experience because this trek starts from the very lush landscapes of the Lamjung district and gradually reach the totally barren landscapes of Manang and Mustang district. Annapurna circuit trek offers beautiful landscapes, valleys, green hills, dense forests, artistic waterfalls, tranquil lakes, pristine rivers, gorges, temples, monasteries, and Gompas situated in five districts Lamjung, Manang, Mustang, Myagdi, and Kaski districts.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is also a spiritual journey, with many sacred temples, colorful monasteries, and Gompas that offer insight into the Hindu and Buddhist way of religious rituals. The trek starts in Besisahar and ends in Nayapul, taking trekkers through some of the most beautiful and important places in the region. With its stunning natural beauty, diverse culture, and spiritual significance, the Annapurna Circuit Trek is an unforgettable experience that should be on every trekker's bucket list.

Benefits Of Annapurna Circuit Trek with Beyond the Limits:

  • Flexible Itinerary
  • First Aid Kit for Emergencies
  • 24/7 available for communication
  • Decades of experienced guides
  • Rents for hiking shoes, sleeping bags, and other equipments
  • Satellite Call in large groups (more than 10) for treks.
  • Many platform of communication(Email, Whatsapp, Viber, Facebook, Instagram, WeChat)
  • Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen level during trek in high altitudes
  • Easy booking and reservation System
  • Simple payment scheme

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Best time to Visit Annapurna Circuit Trek:

Navigating through the enchanting paths of the Annapurna circuit is a dream for many adventurers. Identifying the most apt time frame is essential to fully embrace the natural grandeur that this trek has to offer. The best times to embark on the Annapurna circuit trek often hinge upon the transitional seasons, each bearing its unique charm and challenges.

  • Spring (March to May):

Spring is a highly favored time for the Annapurna Circuit Trek. Blossoming rhododendron forests paint the trails with vibrant colors, and clear skies bestow breathtaking vistas of the towering peaks. The temperatures are moderate, making it comfortable for trekking, and the paths are mostly dry, offering stable footing.

  • Autumn (September to November):

Considered by many as the quintessential trekking season, Autumn brings forth crisp and clear weather, ensuring unobstructed views of the majestic Himalayas. The air is fresh, and temperatures, although starting to dip, remain relatively mild. The atmosphere during this season is lively, with many festivals occurring, enriching the cultural experience of the trek.

Annapurna Circuit Trek in Winter and Summer:

  • Winter (December to February):

Winter trekking in the Annapurna Circuit offers solitude and tranquility with fewer trekkers on the trail. The snow-draped landscapes are utterly mesmerizing, providing a different perspective of the region. However, the cold can be intense, and some passes may be closed due to snow, so thorough preparation and flexibility in plans are necessary.

  • Summer (June to August):

Summer, coinciding with the monsoon, is less popular for trekking Annapurna Circuit due to the persistent rain, potential for landslides, and leeches along the trails. However, the lush, rejuvenated landscapes and cascading waterfalls introduce a unique beauty. Moreover, the paths are less crowded, offering a more solitary experience for trekkers who don’t mind the wet conditions.

Annapurna Circuit Trek Cost:

As Annapurna Circuit Trek being the best selling and a favorite among many travellers, we've reduced costs more than ever before to make sure that as many tourists as possible can appreciate the magnificence of the Annapurna Circuit from   US$ 1150 to US$ 950.

18% Off Straight on the Annapurna Circuit Trek Package.


Significance of Annapurna Circuit Trek

The Annapurna Circuit Trek holds a special place in the hearts of trekkers worldwide. Not only does it offer a stunning panorama of the Annapurna massif, but it also immerses trekkers in the rich culture and biodiversity of the region. As you journey through traditional Gurung and Magar villages, you're woven into a tapestry of cultural heritage, deeply-rooted traditions, and warm-hearted hospitality. The trek is a blend of natural wonders, from dense rhododendron forests to shimmering snow-clad peaks, making it more than just a physical journey – it's a spiritual odyssey, connecting one with nature and oneself.


How Difficult is Trekking to Annapurna Circuit?

Trekking the Annapurna Circuit encompasses diverse terrains, changing altitudes, and varying weather conditions, presenting a balanced mix of challenges and excitement. While accessible to most avid trekkers, it still demands a respectable level of fitness and mental preparedness. Embrace the following challenges with adequate preparation and a strong mindset to fully engage with and enjoy the unparalleled beauty and cultural richness of the Annapurna Circuit Trek.

  • Altitude Sickness:

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is a critical concern when embarking on the Annapurna Circuit Trek. As you ascend above 2,500 meters, the atmospheric pressure decreases, which can lead to insufficient oxygen absorption by the body. Symptoms such as headache, nausea, loss of appetite, and dizziness are common and can escalate if ignored. To mitigate the risks, trekkers should adopt a gradual ascent, ensure proper acclimatization, stay hydrated, and avoid alcohol. Importantly, always listen to your body and be willing to descend if symptoms persist.

  • Varied Terrains:

Navigating through the Annapurna Circuit involves tackling a diverse range of terrains. From the rocky paths that demand durable, supportive footwear to steep ascents that test your leg strength and potential snow-covered trails requiring careful navigation, each segment introduces a new challenge. Engaging with varied terrains not only demands physical preparedness but also mental resilience to adapt and proceed with caution and confidence, ensuring a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.

  • Weather Conditions:

The Annapurna Circuit ushers trekkers through an array of weather conditions. The clear, sunny days may quickly give way to sudden rainfall or snowfall, and temperatures can plummet, especially during evenings and at higher altitudes. Such fluctuations necessitate thorough preparation, including waterproof gear, layered clothing, and perhaps even crampons for icy paths. A comprehensive understanding of the seasonal weather patterns and preparing for contingencies are crucial to safeguarding your trekking adventure.

  • Physical Fitness:

Endurance is key on the Annapurna Circuit Trek as trekkers often find themselves on the trail for six hours or more per day. The continuous walking, coupled with carrying a pack and navigating through diverse terrains, can be strenuous and energy-draining. Therefore, pre-trek training that focuses on building stamina, leg strength, and overall physical fitness is vital to ensure you can relish each day’s journey without succumbing to excessive fatigue.

  • Remote Locations:

Certain stretches of the Annapurna Circuit traverse through relatively remote locations, which, while offering serene landscapes and a sense of untouched wilderness, also mean limited access to amenities and help if needed. In these isolated sections, trekkers must be self-sufficient, carrying enough supplies and being prepared to manage any unforeseen circumstances or emergencies. The remoteness adds to the adventure but also underlines the importance of prudent planning and readiness to handle the unexpected.


Accommodation while Trekking Annapurna Circuit:

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Ensuring comfort and a restful night’s sleep after a day of trekking, the accommodation options along the Annapurna Circuit effectively cater to travelers. In general, trekkers can expect teahouses and lodges that offer basic facilities, ensuring a comfortable and authentic experience in the Himalayas. In the lower elevations, accommodations might afford a bit more luxury with options for private bathrooms and internet connectivity, while higher altitudes present simpler amenities.

Teahouses typically provide meals, offering a range of dishes from traditional Nepali dhal bhat to various international cuisines to energize trekkers for their journey. It’s worth noting that during peak trekking seasons, such as spring and autumn, accommodations might get quite booked. Therefore, either being prepared for basic stays or considering pre-booking during these busy periods is wise. Always ensure that the chosen rest spots for your Annapurna Circuit Trek align with your comfort needs and trekking rhythm to fully savor every moment on this spectacular route.


Annapurna Circuit Trek with Beyond the Limtis Treks:

Embarking on the Annapurna Circuit Trek unfolds an enriching journey into the spectacular vistas and vibrant culture of Nepal. With Beyond The Limits Treks, this is not just a trek, but a well-curated adventure that promises to etch everlasting memories of the Himalayas into your heart. Our experienced trek leaders navigate not only the diverse terrains but also weave in enriching stories and experiences, ensuring every step you take is more than just a physical journey, but a dive into the tales and traditions that enrich these ancient trails. BTLT ensures your adventure through the Annapurna Circuit Price is budget friendly and is wrapped in authenticity, safety, and meaningful interactions. Together, let’s tread Beyond The Limits, crafting stories and experiences that linger, resonate, and enchant, forever.

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Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary

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The Annapurna circuit trek route, renowned for its diverse landscapes and cultural richness, spans approximately 160-230 kilometers, encompassing a stunning array of terrains in Nepal. The trek begins in Besisahar, progressing towards Bahundanda, and then to the rocky trails of Jagat. As trekkers ascend through lush forests in Dharapani, they enter an environment starkly contrasted by the arid, alpine regions of Manang.

Crossing the formidable Thorong La Pass is both a challenge and a highlight, bringing trekkers to the revered Muktinath Temple. A descent into the windy paths of Jomsom follows, leading to Tatopani’s welcoming hot springs.

The trail redirects to the beautiful Ghorepani and the renowned Poon Hill before concluding in the lively town of Pokhara. Throughout the Annapurna Circuit Trek, the fluctuating terrains, splendid views, and cultural insights offer a rich, unrivaled trekking experience, deeply embedded in the heart of the Himalayas.

Day 01 : Arrival to Kathmandu(1400m/4,593ft.) - Transfer to Hotel

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu Airport, our representatives will warmly greet you and guide you to your designated accommodations. Get a glimpse of Nepal’s vibrant capital as you travel through its bustling streets.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400 meters

Set off early, driving from Kathmandu to Besisahar  By Bus and then Travel by sharing Jeep to Dharapani. The journey offers the first glimpses of the towering peaks and introduces you to the picturesque landscapes of the region.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Dharapani
  • 1860 meters

Embark on a trek from Dharapani to Chame, walking amidst rhododendron forests and alongside beautiful rivers, soaking in the mountain panoramas that begin to reveal themselves.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Guest House
  • Chame
  • 2,670 meters

The trek from Chame to Upper Pisang offers dramatic shifts in landscapes. Witness tall cliffs and feel the change in climate as you ascend higher, with views of Annapurna II greeting you.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Upper Pisang
  • 3,300 meters

From Upper Pisang, head to the heart of the Annapurna Circuit Trek, Manang. This day’s trek showcases the raw beauty of the Annapurna range, with terrains that promise both thrill and awe.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Manang
  • 3540 meters

A crucial day for acclimatization. Relax in Manang, explore its serene surroundings, visit the local monastery, visit Gangapurna lake and glacier. enjoy local cultural into Manang village.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Manang
  • 3,540 meters

Make your way towards Yak Kharka, a relatively shorter but crucial segment of the trek, allowing your body to adapt to the increasing altitudes.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Yak Kharka
  • 4000 meters

Head from Yakkharka to the base of Thorong La Pass, Thorong Phedi. The trek becomes challenging, with thinning air and colder temperatures, but the surrounding landscapes compensate with their grandeur.

  • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Thorong Phedi
  • 4,450 meters

A defining day of the trek. Cross the Thorong La Pass and descend to Muktinath, a sacred site for both Buddhists and Hindus. This day demands stamina but rewards with unparalleled mountain views.

  • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Muktinath
  • 3,760 meters

Descend from Muktinath to Jomsom, a significant town in the Mustang region. The trek introduces a more arid and starkly beautiful landscape typical of the Trans-Himalayan region.

  • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Jomsom
  • 2,743 meters

 There is Three types of Transportation  you can fly to Pokhara or Drive from  Jomsom to Pokhara  by Bus or by Jeep. for this please asked with our tour manager which service you like to taked  but above service and price are base on Jomsom to pokhara  Driving by Bus


  • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Pokhara
  • 822 meters

Return to Kathmandu from Pokhara by drive. As you approach Kathmandu, your journey truly starts to sink in, with memories of the mountains still fresh.

  • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400 meters

Your incredible Annapurna Circuit Trek journey concludes. Our representatives will assist you with your final departure, leaving you with memories of the adventure of a lifetime.

What's Included

Included

Transportation

  • Pick up from Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu 
  • Kathmandu to Besisahar By Bus and Besisahar to Dharapani by sharing jeep you & guides
  • Tourist Bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Bus Journey from Jomsom to Pokhara (if you like to Take a flight or Take a Private Jeep the price will be extra)
  • Drop at the Airport on your departure day

Accommodation

  • 2-night Hotel  in Kathmandu 3-star standard, If you would like to stay in a Luxury  Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara please let us know ( the Extra price will be applicable)
  • 9-night Twin-sharing Accommodation during trekking as per itinerary
  • One Night Hotel in Pokhara

Trekking Staff

  • Government Registered license Holder English speaking Professional a Trekking guide
  • Trekking guide salary, insurance, meals, accommodation, equipment, transportation, etc.
  • One Assistant guide for every 7 trekkers including their food, accommodation, transportation, insurance, salary 

Food

  • Daily freshly cooked meals three times a day (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) in the mountains
  • 2 breakfast in Kathmandu and 1 breakfast in Pokhara
  • Daily fresh  seasonal fruits after dinner during the trek
  • Farewell dinner 

Permit and Taxes

  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP permit)
  • TIMS Trekking permit
  • VAT government  Tax.
  • Agency service charge 

Complimentary

  • Emergency rescue service arrangement (Please do Insurance from your country that covers Medical and Evacuation)
  • Beyond The Limits Treks duffel Bag.
  • Trekking maps for Annapurna Circuit Trek
  • Sleeping bag on request (you have to return after your Trek)
  • Beyond the Limits Treks comprehensive First Aid kids
  • Certificate of achievement 
  • Drop at the Airport on your departure day

 

Not Included

  • International flight to and from Nepal
  • Nepal visa fees.
  • If you like to Take porter($22 USD per day ( Including salary, insurance,meals, accommodation and equipment)
  • Hotel in Kathmandu for more than two nights ( If you like luxury let us know )
  • Private transport from Kathmandu to Besisahar and Dharapani and Jomsom to Pokhara or Jomsom to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu) 
  • Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara are $160 per person
  • Flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu $106 US
  • Hotel in Kathmandu for more than  nights
  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • All drinks( Hot/cold/Bottled/mineral water)
  • Emergency rescue cost in the case of emergency rescue
  • Bar bill
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Meals in Pokhara
  • Tips for guide & porter
  • Anything beyond the included section above or an unforeseen event out of the control or beyond the limits may incur additional charges. Where possible we will negotiate with the client for alternative arrangements. 
  • any case you return from your trek earlier the extra cost applicable

Dates & Price

we have fixed departure  if this Departure is not suitable for you or  if you like to make your own departure please contact us 

Start Date End Date Avaiability Price  
July 25, 2024 August 07, 2024 Available US$ 950
July 30, 2024 August 12, 2024 Available US$ 950
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Useful Information

The car costs Kathmandu to Besisahar:

We have 4 seater cars 7 seater Jeep and 14 seaters Hiace. Please contact us according to your requirment  

1. Car cost $ 110

2. Jeep cost  $ 140

3. Hiace cost $ 235

Jeep cost from Kathmandu to Chame:

If you like to hire a private Jeep from Kathmandu to Chame the Trekking starting point of the Annapurna circuit 

7 seater scarpio  $349 per jeep

Permits Required for the Annapurna Circuit Trek:

Embarking on the Annapurna Circuit Trek involves obtaining specific permits, and ensuring legal and secure trekking in the region. These licenses safeguard the environment, culture, and trekkers while contributing financially to conservation and local communities.

  • TIMS Card: The Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Card is crucial for any trekker to help monitor and manage the trekker’s flow and ensure their safety and security.
  • ACAP Permit: Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) is necessary for preserving and managing the region, funding maintenance, conservation efforts, and community projects.
  • Restricted Area Permit (RAP): Occasionally applicable for certain parts of the trail, RAP allows trekkers to explore controlled areas, ensuring government regulation and visitor safety.

Annapurna Circuit Trek Map:Annapurna-Circuit-Trek-Map


Top 5 Most Asked Questions on Annapurna Circuit Trek:

1) How long does it take to hike Annapurna Circuit?

Typically, the Annapurna Circuit Trek takes about 12 to 14 days to complete, covering a distance of approximately 160-230 kilometers (100-145 miles) depending on the chosen route and stopping points. Each day involves 5-7 hours of walking on average.

2) Is Annapurna Circuit trek difficult?

Classified as a moderate to difficult trek, the Annapurna Circuit involves long trekking days, high altitudes, and steep, challenging terrains. Proper acclimatization and preparation are crucial to navigate through the varying landscapes and altitudes successfully.

3) Can a beginner do Annapurna Circuit?

Beginners can undertake the Annapurna Circuit Trek with adequate preparation. Engaging in a fitness routine that focuses on building stamina and strength several weeks before the trek is advisable. Additionally, hiring a guide and porter can significantly aid in making the trek more manageable for beginners.

4) Can you do Annapurna Circuit on your own?

It’s possible to do the Annapurna Circuit trek independently, but hiring a guide or joining a trekking group is recommended, especially for less experienced trekkers. A guide can assist in navigating the route, dealing with logistics, and providing insights into the local culture, making the journey more enriching and safe.

5) Can you climb Annapurna without oxygen?

Climbing Annapurna without supplemental oxygen is extremely challenging and risky due to the high altitude and its associated risks like Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Most climbers utilize supplemental oxygen for safety and to increase their chances of successfully summiting.

6) can I go Annapurna circuit trek without a guide?

yes you can! but Beyond the Limits Treks and Expedition strongly recommends Taking a guide from Government government-registered Trekking Company

 


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