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Annapurna Circuit Trek from Kathmandu (23 Days)

Join a certified mountain leader for this once-in-a-lifetime 23-day journey along the Annapurna Circuit Trek. Enjoy unbeatable views of Annapurna and many other iconic peaks in the Himalayas and get the chance to meet local people and experience their culture as well.

Mountain RangeHimalaya
Duration23 days
Offer periodFeb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • Enjoy the stunning scenery around Annapurna.

  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kathmandu.

  • Get the chance to explore traditional mountain villages and meet local people.

Description

Situated in north-central Nepal, Annapurna is one of the tallest and most iconic peaks in all of the Himalayas.

Heading out on the 23-day Annapurna Circuit Trek is perhaps the best way to experience amazing views of this majestic peak, while taking in the scenery of the Himalayan foothills and experiencing the local culture.

The adventure begins once you arrive in Kathmandu at the start of the trip. Our first order of business will be to explore the city and visit its three unique UNESCO World Heritage sites.

However, Kathmandu is just the appetizer. From the capital, we will strike out into the Himalayan foothills, arriving at the Pokhal Valley.

The rest of the trip will be spent traversing hills and small mountains, crossing rivers, passing through quaint mountain villages and even hiking up into the snowy foothills near Annapurna.

Along the way, expect numerous phenomenal views up into the mighty Himalayas as well as back out over the verdant valleys through which we’ve just hiked.

We’ll also have the chance to meet local people and experience their culture by visiting monasteries and trying the local cuisine. This, as much as any view, is one of the highlights of the trip.

Perhaps the zenith of our trip will be the two middle days, when we ascend up the Thorong La Pass (5,416 m) and Lubra Pass, both of which provide us with the best views of the Himalayas.

(For a more detailed itinerary please see below.)

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this unforgettable 23-day journey through the Himalayan foothills on the Annapurna Circuit Trek!

If you like the look of this trip, but were looking for something to Annapurna that’s just a bit shorter, then we think you will enjoy our 14-day Annapurna base camp trek!

More info

Equipment list: 1. Accessories Duffel Bag Backpack Sleeping Bag Gloves Pole Stick Water bottles (3 liters capacity) Sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm Headlamp, spare batteries Toiletries, and a small washcloth (bandana can serve as a washcloth) Camera 2. Footwear Hiking boots Hiking socks Sandals 3. Headgear Brimmed sunhat and bandana Warm hat 4. Clothing Rain shell, waterproof/breathable jacket Warm top, such as a long-sleeved sweater One or two cotton shirts Long pants Fleece jacket Rain pants, waterproof/breathable pant

Meeting point

Tribhuwan International Airport

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

We will meet at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.

Overnight at a Hotel. Meals Nil

Day 2: Kathmandu

We will spend the day exploring the various cultural sites in Kathmandu, including Durbar Square, Swaymbhunath (the Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath.

Overnight at a Hotel. Breakfast included

Day 3: Pokhara

We will take the bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

Day 4: Tal

We will hike up past the Marsayangdi River and into the highlands around the Pokhara Valley until we reach Tal.

Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

Day 5: Danaque

We will continue hiking past waterfalls and along the Marsyandgi River, passing Khorte and Dharapani en route to Danaque.

Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

Day 6: Chame

We will hike through a beautiful forest and past more waterfalls en route to the Tamang village. From here, we will get some spectacular views of nearby mountains before continuing on to Chame.

Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

Day 7: Upper Pisang

We will head up a series of steep switchbacks and through a dense forest until we reach a small summit. From here, we will enjoy some great views of Paungda Danda before hiking down into the Marshyangdi Valley and on to Upper Pisang.

Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

Day 8: Ngawal

We will spend the day hiking up hill again, enjoying more incredible views until we reach Ngawal.

Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

Day 9: Manang

We will spend the day hiking down into another valley, enjoying phenomenal views of Annapurna as we go and getting the chance to visit a Buddhist monastery until we reach Manang.

Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

Day 10: Acclimatization

We will either hike to Bhojo Gumba, a monastery; Gangapurna Lake; or Vraga Village in order to acclimatize.

Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

Day 11: Yak Kharka

We will continue descending into the Marshuangdi valley, passing through various villages as we make our way to the valley floor and reach Yak Kharka.

Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

Day 12: Thorong Phedi

Today is the most difficult day of the trek. We will spend the day hiking consistently uphill until we reach the village of Thorong Phendi.

Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

Day 13: Muktinath

Getting a pre-dawn start, we will hike up to Thorong La Pass (5,416 m), where we will enjoy the best views of the trip out over Mt. Gundang, Mt. Syagang, Thorung Peak, Mt. Khatungkan and Annapurna. Afterwards, we will hike on through the snow until we reach Muktinath.

Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

Day 14: Ranipauwa, Kagbeni, or Jomsom

After exploring Muktinath, which is a holy place for Hindus, Buddhists and Jains, we will hike up to the Lubra Pass to enjoy some more enthralling views of the Himalayas, before descending down to either Ranipauwa, Kagbeni, or Jomsom to spend the night.

Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

Day 15: Kalopani

We will spend the day continuing to descend, getting great views of Annapurna and the rest of the Himalayas and passing through various quaint villages until we reach Kalopani.

Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

Day 16 to 17: Tatopani

We will begin hiking back downhill to Tatopani, passing through several villages along the way. We will then spend a day exploring the lovely little village and soaking in the hot springs.

Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included. (for both days)

Day 18: Ghorepani

We will continue hiking down through the Himalayan foothills until we return to Ghorepani.

Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

Day 19: Tadapani

We will get up early to head up to Poon Hill and enjoy a last view out over Annapurna and into the Himalayas before continuing our descent down to Tadapani.

Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

Day 20: Pokhara

We will continue trekking downhill until we reach Naya
Pal. From here, we will transfer back to Pokhara.

Overnight at a Hotel. Breakfast included.

Day 21: Pokhara

We will spend the day exploring the lovely Pokhal Valley and will have the option to visit Phewa Lake, Devis fall, Mahendra Cave, Gorge of the Seti Gandaki River, the International Mountain Museum and a Tibetan Refugee Camp.

Overnight at a Hotel. Breakfast included.

Day 22: Kathmandu

We will return to Kathmandu on the bus and can enjoy a farewell dinner at a traditional restaurant once we return.

Overnight at a Hotel. Breakfast and farewell dinner included.

Day 23: Departure

Transfer back to the airport and head home.

Breakfast included.


About the guide

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Travel Max Guide Adventure is a tour operator based in Kathmandu, Nepal. We offer the most amazing trekking adventures, from Everest Base Camp Trek and classic Annapurna Base Camp Trek to other unique off-the-beaten-path itineraries in Nepal.

Our guides are all experienced certified climbing guides by the Nepali Government, Mountain Leaders, Tourist guides and Nature guides. We are official registered under the Department of Tourism, Nepal Government. Our guides know every village you will visit along the trek, and also the lodges and are familiar with the most remote corners of Nepal.

We will take you through beautiful trails, surrounded by the impressive view of the majestic Himalyas, lush forests and valleys, discovering the ancient culture and traditions of our beautiful country along the way. We offer unique and authentic lifetime experiences trips, together with a personalized service and high quality and safety standards.

Contact us and get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Nepal!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 2278 each

Group of 2

USD 2278 each

Group of 3

USD 2278 each

Group of 4

USD 2278 each

Group of 5

USD 2278 each

Group of 6

USD 2278 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

• Transport during the trip

• Permit and entrance fees

• Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)

• Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


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