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Annapurna Circuit Trek
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On this incredible trekking adventure, spend 13 challenging days traversing rhododendron forests, isolated hamlets, and mountain villages. For six to seven hours a day, follow the trails of this challenging circuit on and around one of the worlds highest mountains while encountering temples, monasteries, and breathtaking landscapes. Led by expert guides and assisted by support staff throughout, youll be greeted by locals who offer a fascinating glimpse of traditional rural life and majestic views few ever experience.


Duration: 18 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Physical rating: Challenging
Accommodation standard:   Not Rated% Traveller Tour Rating: 80.0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 126913
Starts: Kathmandu, Nepal Finishes: Kathmandu, Nepal
You will Visit
  • Kathmandu

Itinerary

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Day 1: Kathmandu

Arrive in Kathmandu at any time.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

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Day 2: Kathmandu/Jagat

Travel to Besi Sahar before heading out on a short trek to Jagat. Take in the beautiful hot springs along the way.

Included Activities:
Jagat Trek

Transport:
Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours)

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Day 3: Jagat/Bagarchhāp

For almost 2 weeks, we immerse ourselves into the spectacular mountain wilderness of the Annapurna Range. At 8,091m (26,545ft) Annapurna 1 is one of the highest mountains in the world. Its surrounding sister mountains are equally imposing, creating magnificent panoramas from any view point. Throughout the trek we come across isolated mountain communities, each observing different ancestral customs and traditions, resulting in not only a visually superb expedition but also a culturally rich one. Amid the rugged mountain scenery, we meet warm and welcoming locals herding yaks and goats on grassy pastures, and visit their monasteries and temples. Along the way, we see waterfalls of melted snow, cross icy rivers, broad plains, and high mountain passes and reward ourselves with a soak in natural hot springs (you've earned this!). The trekking is challenging, averaging 6-7 hrs a day, often at high altitudes. The highest point we reach, occurring on Day 9, is the 5,416m (17,769ft) Thorung Pass.

Given the dangers of altitude sickness, it is imperative that we take at least 3 days to ascend to this height. A couple of days are also allowed for rest and acclimatisation.

Additional Notes:
Details for the trek are as follows. Please note however that the exact itinerary can vary due to unforeseen circumstances including weather conditions or bandhs (strikes) called by the government.

Included Activities:
Trek to Bagarchhap

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Day 4: Bagarchhāp/Chame

Trek from Bagarchhap to Chame (2,670m, 8,760ft).

Included Activities:
Annapurna Circuit Trek

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Day 5: Chame/Pisang

Trek from Chame to Pisang (3,300m,10,827ft).

Included Activities:
Annapurna Circuit Trek

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Day 6: Pisang/Manang

Trek from Pisang to Manang (3,540m, 11,614ft).

Included Activities:
Annapurna Circuit Trek

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Day 7: Manang

Enjoy a rest day at Manang.

Included Activities:
Acclimatization Day

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Day 8: Manang/Yakkharka

Trek from Manang to Yak Kharta (4,018m, 13,182ft).

Included Activities:
Annapurna Circuit Trek

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Day 9: Yakkharka/Phedi

Trek from Yak Kharka to Phedi (4,450m, 14,600ft).

Included Activities:
Annapurna Circuit Trek

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Day 10: Phedi/Muktināth

Trek from Phedi to Muktinath (3,800m, 12,467ft).

Included Activities:
Annapurna Circuit Trek

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Day 11: Muktināth

Enjoy a rest day and explore Muktinath.

Included Activities:
Acclimatization Day

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Day 12: Muktināth/Kalopani

Drive from Muktinath to Kalopani (2,530m, 8,301ft).

Transport:
Local bus (3.00-4.00 hours, 65km)

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Day 13: Kalopani/Tatopani

Drive from Kalopani to Tatopani (1,160m, 3,806ft).

Transport:
Local bus (2.00-3.00 hours, 35km)

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Day 14: Tatopani/Sikha

Trek from Tatopani to Sikha (3,108m, 10,197ft).

Included Activities:
Annapurna Circuit Trek

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Day 15: Sikha/Ghorepani

Trek from Sikha to Ghorepani (2,785m, 9,137ft).

Included Activities:
Annapurna Circuit Trek

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Day 16: Ghorepani/Pokhara

Enjoy an early morning excursion to Poon Hill. It takes about 8 hrs to Nayapul, where our bus will be waiting to take us to Pokhara. Rest and take a well-deserved shower in this lakeside resort town.

Included Activities:
Poon Hill Excursion
Annapurna Circuit Trek

Transport:
Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))

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Day 17: Pokhara/Kathmandu

We travel back to Kathmandu where the rest of the day is free for shopping, sightseeing, or relaxing in one of the many rooftop cafés.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (6.00-8.00 hours)

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Day 18: Kathmandu

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • English-speaking local guide and full support team of porters and assistants for the Annapurna Circuit trek between Besi Sahar, Muktinath, Jomson, Pokhara
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels/guesthouses (3 nts), teahouse lodges (14 nts)
    • No meals included
    Transport
    • Bus, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, trekking support staff
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Tour Highlights:
  • Take in stunning Himalayan views
  • Experience high passes and prayer flags
  • Stay in teahouse lodges and tiny hamlets
  • Meet local herders along the trek
  • Visit sacred temples and monasteries


Reviews (19)
Tyler T. Posted on: 

The tour was great. Exactly what I wanted when I came to Nepal.

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Pierre B. Posted on: 

What a fabulous trip Annapurna Circuit is! Wonderful views, all sorts of weather experiences, fantastic trails/paths, challenging terrain, lovely villages and delightful people. Meets the needs of any outdoor enthusiast or urban "weekend warrior".

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Karin Nina R. Posted on: 

The tour was better than I could ever hope for. The guide, the porters and the service was excellent!!! Everything was very well organized and I will recommend G Adventures to everyone!

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Alicia B. Posted on: 

Everything about the tour was absolutely fantastic even though I got sick! I would do another one in a heartbeat and would recommend G Adventures to anyone.

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Jennifer F. Posted on: 

G Adventures provided an excellent trip and an amazing experience.

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Bruce K. Posted on: 

A wonderful experience! From Kathmandu, to the Annapurna trek through the breath-taking Himalayas to Pokhara, and back to Kathmandu, the experience was rich with varied scenery and the culture and daily life of the Nepalese people.

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Tanya N. Posted on: 

On this trip, the scenery changes as much as the elevation. I felt like I was trekking through so many different landscapes: dry and dusty, cold and snowy, warm and tropical. And yet, everywhere around us were magnificent mountains.

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Jenna R. Posted on: 

I was blown away by the beauty of Nepal every day of the trek. I loved that every day was different landscapes; from desert to snowy mountain to farmland to jungle! This was a long trek, so the physical demands were more than I expected, but the views made me want to work hard to see a great pay off!

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Gavin C. Posted on: 

This tour is very physical as pre-warned. But for those who can handle it, an excellent route, beautiful country and a fantastic experience.

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Andrea K. Posted on: 

The trek was amazing. The scenery was beautiful and the people were very friendly.

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Nicola Fleur H. Posted on: 

Excellent - beautiful circuit - amazing guides and porters - Ramesh and Soam really made the trip!

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Sabrina M. Posted on: 

Trekking Annapurna was amazing. It was a lot of work but well worth it since we were able to see remote towns accessible only by foot (or donkey) and diverse landscape. It felt like a real adventure and a personal challenge to get through the steep ups and downs of Nepal. The country is beautiful and the people are incredible.

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Jeannette H. Posted on: 

Extremely pleased with all aspects of the tour. I was an inexperienced walker and received support and advice from fellow trekkers and the tour guide.

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Sara A. Posted on: 

I was very impressed with this trip and had an amazing time. I loved the variety of landscapes that we saw and the many interesting cultural and architectural aspects of the places we went to.

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Melanie S. Posted on: 

Great experience! Only positive comments about the tour.

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Cathy M. Posted on: 

It was fantastic, better than best!!! I saw many wonderful sights and experienced a totally different culture. The whole trip exceeded all expectations I had! I met some fantastic people and have made friends for life!

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Henry H. Posted on: 

The trip was great. It was exactly what I was looking for and will be something that I remember for a long time.

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Dan William S. Posted on: 

I had a great time doing the Annapurna Circuit. It is a challenging yet rewarding trek with spectacular views that change day to day.

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John B Posted on: 

Amazing, largely due to the efforts of our excellent guide Ramesh. We got to visit everything we wanted and to top it all he taught us yoga every evening. I couldn't recommend a guide more highly. The scenery we passed through was beautiful and the we were able to gain an insight into the interesting local culture.

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