Annapurna Circuit Trek

Facts of the Trip

Duration: 14 Days

Highest access: 5416m

Group Size: Min 2 to Max 14

Location: Annapurna Conservation Area Project

Grade: Moderate

Best season: March, April,May & Oct , Nov- Dec

Culture: Cultural program with Special Dinner

Transportation: Private vechile + Tourist Bus,

Accommodation: Tourist Standard Hotel & Mountain Lodge

Meals: Breakfast - Lunch & Dinner + Tea or Coffee

  • Annapurna Circuit Trek
  • Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary
  • Cost Info
  • Guidelines
  • Date & Price

14 days full Annapurna Circuit Trek is known as round Annapurna Trekking. The trek starts with drive and easy walking to Ascend different types of local Villages. Annapurna is 332 km far from Kathmandu. Annapurna region Trekking provides you varieties of Landscape, several village including ethnic group and their culture. Also wonderful mountains, wildlife, natural seen and cross the pass Thorang-la 5416 m. Annapurna round is well-liked Trekking route in Nepal that follows great Himalayan view, unique geography, climate, rich in flora & fauna eventually best destination for family, friends, couple and Grouping trek . Annapurna circuit means it’s really circle of the Annapurna Himalaya range itself. The best mountains attractions’ Mt. Annapurna I 8091m, Mt. Annapurna II 7937m, Annapurna III 7937m, Annapurna IV 755m, Mt Dhaulagiri 8167m, Mt. Mansalu 8163m, Tukuche peak, Tilicho peak 7,134m.

Annapurna circuit Trekking passes through two huge rivers namely Marsyangdi and Kaligandaki valley. The Kaligandaki is considered to be the world deepest gorges in Annapurna. Further more the Annapurna Circuit trek trails through series of settlements around Annapurna region which comprises the community of wide ethical group such as Gurung, Sherpa, Magars, Thakali, Tamang, etc. The geographical structure along the trekking trail changes dramatically around and rich diverse group of wild animals and birds such as Danfe (Pheasant) long tail birds and Animal likewise snow leopard, Jackal blue sheep etc.

Annapurna Circuit Trek starts from lower altitudes of Besisahar and move up to higher altitudes to acclimatizing our body to make fitness for the higher altitude to improve very slowly. Altitude sickness is common among the novice trekkers. Annapurna circuit trekking there is very less possible to get high altitude sickness but still we recommend for acclimatization one day in Manang and excursion around Manang village to make more confidence with high altitudes also Manang valley is a nice place to stay where you will get chance to explore Gangapurna glacier and visit monasteries also Hundred Lama to meeting and get blessing from him. We are heading towards Thorung-La viewing the tremendous ice-fall coming from the peaks of Annapurna. Before crossing the Thourng-La, we reach Thorung Phedi 4420m , here we can see the Marsyangdi river flowing from the mountain ridge. A trek route is taken to Muktinath from Thorung phedi / High camp, Muktinath Temple, which is a holy Hindu temple in between Annapurna. This Temple has many legend associated with Nepali culture and history descending from Muktinath we get to see the dramatic Kali Gandaki gorge, passing through Jharkot and Khingar village steeply down to Kagbeni. The trail leads to Tatopani via the village of Marpha and Ghasa villages. These are enriched with Buddhist Monastery and rich cultural heritage, we can see popular apple Garden (farm) when we pass through these village. After enjoying the natural hot spring of Tatopani and views of mountain Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges we ascend towards Poon Hill. The sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri in early morning form Poon Hill 3210m ,the mostly breathtaking, we can enjoy the view of mountain ranges throughout our trekking trail of Poon Hill. the our wonderful trip of Annapurna by Descending from Hille to Pokhara, numerous rivers and waterfalls can be seen in our trail and Ending point of Trek from Nayapul.

  • Accommodations:

We give our first priority to our guest to serve them at superior level that is what making us today Himalayan Magic Treks. For the accommodation we have been providing star hotels in Kathmandu and even normal guest house according to the guest demands and need. During the trek we provide standard Guest House with sound environment and hygienic food for the guest to make their trip happening and healthy. Being one of the paramount destination in the world Annapurna region collects lots of tourist. so, there will always be better Lodge and facilities in Annapurna Circuit Trek.

  • Meals:

We get paradise of food especially in the cities areas especially in Kathmandu valley. We have a lot of restaurants with different cuisine in city but during the trek we get to eat from Continental and Nepali menu especially choices like Pasta, Pizza, Mo.Mo, soup items, Potatoes items, Dal Bhat, Hot drinks Tea & Coffee etc.

  • Our Team:

Being homeland of Himalayas, it’s obvious to have challenging routes, High altitude problems, Weather and other conditions; any of those situations is big enough to ruin your trip. Leading around the steeply hills and rocky routes is not a job of common climbers and trekkers. Himalayan Magic Treks have been providing native leaders and staffs working in this field perfectly since long years to overcome tough challenges and make your trip a golden memory. They are trained and well certified by the Government of Nepal. All of our staffs have received emergency guidance in Himalaya’s and have knowledge of first Aid for our guest. We never compromise giving safety to our staffs, therefore we provide insurance and medical services during the trek and compensation when they need especially to Porters, Kitchen member and other.

  • Field Staffs:

we are  very much concern about the comfort of our guest and whenever it is about the staffs in the field. When we are on trek trekking through challenging route we need proper number of workers like Guide, Porter, Assistance guide, Camping members and other staffs. We provide 1 assistance guide with every 4 - 9 guests and 2 assistance guide with 10 guests. We do need strong and portable Porters to carry our weights, We provide 1 porters for 2 guest depending on guest stuffs and we allow only 25 kg for porters. We have professional and expert Guide, Leader and City guide in the field and can speak proper English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and other required. We can also manage any other staffs as per your demand. 

  • Safety & Security:

Security is our primary concern! From your beginning day (we will be there to pick you up with our staffs and identity) to departure date (airport drop services) we are always there to help you. We have proper remedial services during the trek with professional staffs; first aid kit, oxygen bag and Helicopter service for emergency rescue whenever trekkers get physical Loss or altitude sickness. We have focused more on acclimatization days to get rid of altitude sickness too.

  • Best Season to Trek in Nepal:

  • Autumn (September - November) and Spring (March - May) is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal.  Weather is mostly clear and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals Walking is also very much suitable during this season. 
  • Summer (June - August) and Winter (December - February). Though Summer collects heavy monsoon rainfall it is very much clear to trek around Mustang, Dolpo and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas.  Tibet is much more favorable for Tibet trek. Everest,  Langtang and Annapurna are always comfortable to trek even in winter season.
  • Experience & Fitness:

Trekking in Nepal for Annapurna Circuit Trek does not require past experience, though we have challenging route in Everest compared to Annapurna our itinerary suggests to walk comfortable distances. Trekking in Himalayas always takes us to challenging altitudes and rocky routes, demands proper rest time and acclimatization to sustain their strength. We always have both listed properly in our itinerary. However certain training like Running, Skipping and other workout will definitely help you in roots.  

  • Acclimatization:

Altitude sickness is a significant risk when trekking on any trails above about 2,500m. However good health, proper care and drinking plenty of water will definitely help you to prevent from altitude sickness. Every trekkers needs to be familiar with the heights so, for this we have life saving acclimatization days during the trek, peak climbing and expedition. We also provide certain medical support for your relief and emergency rescue through helicopter whenever guest require.

  • Eco Friendly: 

We only leave foot prints! Himalayan Magic Treks is very much concern agency on environment pollution and Global Warming. We are always serious and genuine towards our garbage during the trek especially in Camping type. We collect all the rubbish and deposit it to proper place to protect our environment. We also partake in every program conducted in KEEP Kathmandu Environmental Education Project. We also suggest all travelers to protect our environment and Stop Global Warming.  

  • Note:

We have tailor-made program for Annapurna Circuit Trek. Days in the itinerary are always flexible, can be increased & decreased depending on your holiday and time schedule. Trekking in Everest around the Himalayan region goes through unexpected complication like natural and health challenges resulting chances in the itinerary for your security during the trek by our professional guides and leader to take you to final point safe and sound so, please cooperate with your guide for you protection.

Day 01
Arrival at Kathmandu 1,350m Welcome by Himalayan Magic Treks member and direct transfer to hotel in Kathmandu with Bed & Breakfast plan.
Day 02
Drive from Kathmandu Besishar again drive to Chame (2,670 m) 4/5 hours overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch ,Dinner)
Day 03
Trek to Pisang (3,200 m) 5/6 hours overnight at Lodge.(Breakfast,Lunch ,Dinner)
Day 04Trek to Manang (3,540 m) 5 hours overnight at Lodge.(Breakfast,Lunch ,Dinner)
Day 05
Rest day for Acclimatization at Manang overnight at Lodge.(Breakfast,Lunch ,Dinner)
Day 06
Trek to Yak Kharka (4,020 m) 5 hours overnight at Lodge.(Breakfast,Lunch ,Dinner)
Day 07
Trek to Thorong High Camp (4,800m) 5 hours overnight at Lodge.(Breakfast,Lunch ,Dinner)
Day 08
Early morning we will have breakfast than climb up to the throng-la Pass (5,416m) after we Trek down to get Muktinath (3,760 m)7/8 hours overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch ,Dinner)
Day 09
Trek to Jomsom (2,720 m)5/6 hours overnight at Lodge.(Breakfast,Lunch ,Dinner)
Day 10
Drive by Local transport to Tatopani (1,190 m) (Natural Hot spring) 6/7 hours enjoy with Natural Hot Bath overnight at Lodge.(Breakfast,Lunch ,Dinner)
Day 11
Trek to Ghorepani (2,860 m) 4 hours overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch ,Dinner)
Day 12Early morning trek visit to Poon Hill view point (3,210 m) 2 hours see the incredible view of Annapurna, Machhapuchhere, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu Mountains range with sunshine. Than trek Down to Nayapul 7 hours Drive to Pokhara overnight at hotel with Bed & Breakfast
Day 13
Drive back to Kathmandu Hotel on B / B plan Evening Dinner together with Typical Nepali culture.
Day 14
Departure from Kathmandu to your onward destination.

The Trip cost will be vary depending on the Group size duration of days and Services required please contact us Via our email info@himalayanmagictreks.com with your details to obtain a quote.

Cost includes:

  • Airport Pick up & drops
  • All  ground Transportation
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch Dinner) including Tea or coffee
  • Accommodation on Guest House ( Lodge ) 
  • Accommodation Selected Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Experienced English Speaking Guide
  • Necessary Porter 1: 2 (one porter for two Guest)
  • All Government local Taxes
  • National park Fees
  • ( TIMS)Trekkers  Information Management System
  •  First Aid kit
  • General equipment for Porter during the Adventure trip
  • Guide and porter salary
  • Guide & Porter  insurance during the trekking and extra services according to the guest per demand.
  • Company T-shirt as a gift
  • Tour certificate
  • Farewell dinner with typical Nepali culture
  • Departure transport to Airport

Cost excludes:

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu/Pokhara
  • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses such as Alcoholic Beverage drinks,phone and Laundry.
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance.Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects. we Advice you to take out personal Travel Insurance.
  • Tips and Gratuities.
Acute Mountains Sickness (AMS) sign:

Headache, often with the loss of appetite, nausea vomiting, tiredness, dizziness, distributed sleep. What to do? Stay at height for 1-2 days in lower place to acclimatization, descend or use diamox  (250mg every 12 hours).

HACE signs:

Severe headache, loss of balance/coordination, staggering, irrational behavior, confusion, drowsiness, coma, death (Sometimes in a few hours)
What to do? Check with straight-line heel-to-toe walking.  HACE victims cannot do it. DESCEND immediately , even at night, at least 1000m with someone else, oxygen, Gamow bag, keep patient warm, diamox to be safe also take hot garlic soup

HAPE Signs:

Breath (even at rest), dry cough/pink or rusty spit, blue lips/nails, very tired, low fever, gurgling breath, drowsy, coma, death.
What to do? See HACE + Nifedipine

PREVENTION:

Ascend slow (300-500m/day) don’t exert yourself, eat high carbohydrate foods, drink lots of water and locals recommend garlic soup avoid alcohol and caffeine.

For information in Manag / at least Listen Guide suggestion

Visit HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association) doctors’ talk at 3pm( Mar-Apr, Oct-Nov)

Safety first:

Sprains and stains

Probably the most common accident in the area, Steep terrain and rough trails may cause many people strain their knees and ankles. Remember stretch before you start walking, take your time avoid trekking in the night time, and bring joint support bandages if you require hem.
Health posts. There are at least one health post in every VDC of the Area. This facility is open to trekkers who require medical attention. A novel a you can help the Health post is to leave any unwanted medicines at the center at the end of your trek. This may help other fellow trekkers ho need urgent medical care.
Rescue operation- how to be prepared?
We will be serious in this case to protect our clients in the Mountain and it should be able to organize a rescue evacuation for you quickly in your critical situation. If not the following precautions may prevent a long wait for a helicopter for rescues during emergency.
  Have travel insurance and carry your insurance policy number with you.
  Carry a credit card with you.
  Do the coordination with your Tour Guide to connection with responsible person of HMT to quick Rescue services to safe your Life
  Clients should Keep in touch with Company Manager during your travel time and Do not trust only Guide for this Emergency case
  Guest should be able to check First aid kit with your Guide , who goes to Mountains to guiding you and avoid trekking on your own.

Other problems:

•    Sick, Doctors at VDC health posts, Foreign doctors in Manang ( March-April,  Sept-early December)
•    Helicopter evacuation, You have to call in Kathmandu HMT Office 01-4378206 or 9849166578 (Nabin) directly with your guide support
-    Have a credit card and travel insurance number
•    Donkeys/Mules/yak: stay on the uphill side of these beasts.
•    Leeches: stay on trail use salt to get rid of them, avoid the monsoon season.
•    Full lodges: stop early don’t arrive in a place with 1-2 lodges at dusk, carry a tent
•    Hypothermia: when cold and or wet. Starts with shivering, progressing to slurred speech, stumbling, confusion, death.
Safe and non-pollution drinking water

Please do not buy bottled water as most bottles end up polluting the environment. Using untreated rive and tap water is a sure bet to get diarrhea, giardia etc. Use:
Safe drinking water stations:

To reduce plastic after, ACAP & New Zealand Overseas Development Assistance have established these station. Refill your bottle with this Ozonated water, safer and cheaper than mineral water (mostly NRs 60-70)

Stations

Settlement 

Price NRs/Liter

Settlement 

Price NRs/Liter

Muktinath

70

Pisang

70

Kagbeni

70

Chame

70

Jomsom

 70

Bagarchhap

70

Marpha

70

Tal

70

Tukuche

70

Jhinu Danda

70

Larjung

70

Ghorepani

70

Lete

70

Ulleri

70

Ghasa

70

Ghandruk

60

Letdar

70

 Tadapani

70

Manang

70

Landruk

70

Yakharka

70

Chhomorong

70

•    Iodine tablets: Use 1 tablet per liter and wait 30 min. Hide foul taste with lemon or orange flavored powder.
•    Boiled and filtered water  fairly safe but not so good if boiled with firewood
•    Your own water filter would be recommended during the Trek

Reducing pollution and environmental impacts

•    Carry out what you carry in
•    Take your empty batteries home stay / eat in loges than cook in gas/kerosene and have solar showers
•    Order the same  food for several people at the same time to cooking easily to saving time to reach for destination on time without any risk
•    Wear warm clothes rather than having the rooms heated
•    Don’t defecate new after sources
•    Dump garbage only at proper bins or pits
•    A high altitudes (4000m) do not even throw way biodegradable junk
•    Do not disturb wildlife
•    Do not hurt or remove animals and plants in the protected areas
•    Do not buy items made from wildlife parts, It will be illegal in the sum of dangerous case
•    Don’t accept “free” plastic bags.

Important to take along

•     Copy of passport , travel insurance and entry permit should have always with you or Guide
•    Credit card ( in case of evacuation)
•    Iodine tablets, water bottle sunscreen, long-sleeved shirt, ha sun glasses, lip balm, insect repent.
•    Warm clothes, thermal underwear, gloves, good boos, trekking pole( optional)

Culturally acceptable behavior

You are a guest In Nepal and it is appreciated if you behave like one:

•    Dress decently( no short shorts or revealing clothes)
•    Do not show affection in public
•    Do not buy antiques
•    Do no point your feet(unclean) to people and point with full hand not with one  finger
•    Do not step over persons
•    Do not touch or step over offerings(re powder, flowers/rice)
•    Do not use your left hand( dirty)
•    Receive and give with two hands
•    Ask permission before taking people’s photographs.
•    Do  not ask local kids for school pens or sweets( don’t give either)
•    Discourage begging, pay fair prices
•    Take off your shoes before entering a monastery
•    Go clockwise around Stupas,  Temples or world Heritage sides etc
•    Do not eat smoke or be loud a religious sites
•    Women should avoid touching monks/lamas

Some ACAP activities:

Together with local communities

•    Visitor centers:  info + leaflets on local villages and culture, local guided tours, festival dates. In Bhulbhule- Check post, Koto-Check post, Manang-informaion center, Jomsom- Check post.
•    Mustang Eco Museum at S-end of Jomsom: Local culture, nature, geology
•    Garbage/pollution control: awareness, incinerators clean-up campaigns, toilets.
•    Conservation: tree planting oil conservation river bank protection biodiversity surveys n projection.
•    Alternative emery; micro Hyde plans, solar water heaters, light etc.
•    Trail improvement: widening, paving, bridges, signs.
•    Agriculture and endear development community infrastructure.
•    Health services support
•    Conservation education
•    Heritage conservation
•    Lodge management and training
•    Training of guides and porters
•    Signs and notice boards
•    Safe drinking water stations

October, 2017

Departure DateAvailabilityDurationCost/PersonJoin Group
October 2Seat Available 14 days
October 3Seat Available 14 days
October 5Seat Available 14 days