Annapurna circuit trek is also known as round Annapurna trekking , this is best scenic trekking and also it is most popular trekking route in Nepal as it is really finest and beautiful routes, Annapurna circuit trek is the 2nd most popular destination for adventure .
Trekking on the north and southern massif Annapurna Himalaya over scenic pass Thorang-la, the highest spot of this trek at 5,416 meters beautiful and amazing country, from low warm area to arctic terrain visiting historical monasteries of Tibetan Buddhist religion and culture warm friendly locals and charming traditional villages serene forest of Rhododendron, pines and oaks trees enrich with flora.
Annapurna Circuit Trekking Highlights:
Safe Holiday Adventure Pvt Ltd offers Annapurna circuit trek to the Annapurna Himalaya, an incredibly scenic and varied trekking destination listed in the world’s top 10 places to visit by the Lonely Planet guide book. This trek offers an incredible insight into the many different ecosystems and ethnic groups of the Himalayas.
Trekking Experience in Nepal
The Annapurna Circuit trek with Safe Holiday Adventure begins with a drive towards Beshishahar and then to mid hills. The walk starts from Chame with awesome views of the Mid West Himalaya from Lamjung peak to Manaslu, and as the trek progress, views of Annapurna range with Annapurna II and Annapurna IV with Gangapurna including Pisang and Chulu’s Peak.
The Annapurna Circuit trek offers daily views of mountains with never a dull moment and trekking with overnight stop in cozy tea houses and lodges with great local hospitality. As you ascend you enter the arid and barren country at Manang. Here you can experience Tibetan culture and feel the altitude as here you are up close to the mountains. During your rest day in Manang you can visit the famed monastery of Braga and the views points of Gangapurna Ice falls and the emerald Manang Lake. The treks then leads over the highest point of this adventure over Thorang-la pass at 5,416 meters/17.700 ft with overwhelming views of surrounding mountains with Mt. Dhaulagiri, Tukuche and Nilgiri’s peaks and walking down to holy Muktinath area and into the world’s deepest Kali Gandaki River valley gorge. Here you will pass through the most beautiful villages of Jomsom, Marpha, Tukuche, Ghasa and onto Tatopani “Hot Spring” for a relaxing soak in the natural hot springs. You ascend from here to the alpine forest of rhododendron to Ghorepani with a morning hike to Poon Hill for a super panorama and striking sunrise over Mid West Himalaya including the majestic Mt. Machhapuchhre “Fish Tail”.
After an enjoyable trek you head to the famous touristic city of Pokhara with overnight in hotels by the tranquil lake Phewa where this memorable and awesome trek Annapurna Circuit completes with the great service of Safe Holiday Adventure.
DAY 01: Kathmandu arrival,
when you are landing at Kathmandu airport as you mention us the time our airport representative will be waiting you at the front of the first gate, where you exit there will be your name on the paper so you should be close and check your name in row, there you will find your right person who is presenting safe holiday’s work. it is about 25 minute drive to your hotel. After reaching to you hotel, you can have your own time for 1 to 2 hours, than we will like to meet you to give you some trek related tips.
DAY 02: Kathmandu tour
this day you must be more exciting to explore around the Kathmandu whereas you suppose to hear many history so after your breakfast at your hotel we will provide you a experienced tour guide and private transport(Bus, Jeep, Hiace, Car) as per the size of your group. there are many historical places around the city but mainly you going to visit Durbar square, Monkey temple, Pashupatinath temple and Bauddhanath Stupa. it is about 4 hours tour and you going to explore so many different aspects of knowledge. over night in Kathmandu Hotel
DAY 03: Drive to Chamje(1290 m)-08 hours
It is beautiful drive through many high green hills and so many turnings to go apart there are some off rode drive too. This whole trip will be scenic and enjoyable because there will be many beautiful landscapes, waterfalls, Rivers, forest and mountains. After 8 hours drive in a public bus you will reach to Chamje, which is a gate way of Annapurna round/ circuit trekking in Nepal. it is small local area and clean tea local lodges here you sleep for that night.
DAY 04: Trek to Dharapani (1,920 m) – 05 hours.
The trails will be narrower and granule up to walk this day as it is going through pine forest, bamboo trees, farming and rocky small folding path where you should so very slow and carefully. is is really enjoyable day whereas the many interesting things you can see. after 5 hours walking through some beautiful landscapes the trails lead you to a local village where you going spent the night called Darapani. it is such lovely nest for the trekkers and warm hospitality of locals.
DAY 05: Trek to Chame (2,670 m)- 05 hours.
It is one of the best trekking days of your trip that you going to walk through some pine forest, bamboo trees, farming field, and a unique folding rocky narrow paths lead you to Danaque village than the trails continue goes up Steeply to Tamang village where the magnificent views of massif mountains such as Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Lamjung. when you observe the the stunning views of high mountains you will reach at Thanchok from where you just have easy walk to Chame. that night at Chame tea house.
DAY 06: Trek to Pisang (3,230 m) – 05 hrs.
Walking to Piang village is a another lovely day vie pine forest, many different landscapes, and beautiful nature. when you pass older part of Chame you will walk up to Telekhu than after walk to Brathang, which is nice place too. Your steps goes on a quite high suspension bridge over Marsyangdi river which is cool and enjoyable. after you passed that bridge you will have to walk slope up hill to the ridge of pine forest than that trails take you to A great local place Pisang.
DAY 07: Trek to Manang (3,450 m) – 05 hrs.
Manag is a rich os nature and art which is similar to Tibet culture and religion so after Pisang you are entering in to the upper part of Manang which is more picturesque than other day because you going to pass a dance velocity of Tibetan residency, buddies Gompa, and some beautiful cultural arts beside that the rails leads you to the pine forest and wonderful landscape. After about 5 hours walking through those beautiful landscapes and mountains you will be there at Manang, where you going to stay one night at tea house.
DAY 08: Manang acclimatization day.
This is your rest day to acclimatize your body tin a higher altitude environments which is important, this day you can make your laundry and some sight walking for 1 or 2 hours and rest and prepare for next day.
DAY 09: Trek to Yak Kharka (4,110 m)- 04 hours.
Walking to yak khrka is a paradise day where you going to pass junipers, pine trees and magnificent landscape beside that the yaks Grazing and passing some house on a slope hills and the majestic view around makes you walk more easy towards Yak kharka. There is alternative place to spend your night either Lethar or Yak kharka it can be decided how you go after reaching Yak kharka.
DAY 10: Trek to Thorong High Camp 4,600 mtr – 04 hrs.
It is your short walking day because of altitude. This area is quite high where you may see snow leopard, where people found them some time and blue sheep can be seen too. Your each steps over the hill taking you to the high and high so you should go slow and drink a lot of water and manage your food limitation too. After 4 hours lovely walking your tiring legs reach at Thorong high pass where you stay that night in the small lodge.
DAY 11: Day of Thorong-La (5,416 m) to Muktinath (3,800 m) – 07 hrs.
Walking to the Thorng pass is the best and major attractions of this trip and your main destination too which is located at 5416 m from sea level. the trails comparatively is easier than other day but there will be strong wind and you may get some snow too. it is a long day to Muktinath but definitely each and your every step you will follow to Thorang la you will enjoy and also the beautiful Muktinath village where as Stupa and temples as it is a popular pilgrims site of Nepal. You will have best night at Muktinath after walking almost 8 hours in the high altitude.
DAY 12: Trek to Marpha (2, 670 m)– 06 hours.
This is your easy walking days via Jharkot and Eklebhatti along the way to Jomsom and Marpha. This day you just decent and flat walking at the bank of Kaligandiki River which is a lovely wide valley and the view is awesome while you are walking towards jomsom. When you finish you river valley walk at the bank you will reach at Jomsom which is headquarter of mustang district, if you have only short time holiday you can fly fro Jomsom to Pokhara which is mini Annapurna circuit trek. After Jomsom trails continue easily on a off road and colorful farming field and old Monasteries. Marpha is a beautiful Thakali inhabitant cummunity where you can visit apple garden, distillery of all different fruits and the warm hospitality of the tea house. over night at Marpha.
DAY 13: Trek to Lete (2800 m)- 06 hrs.
After your breakfast Marpha village you begin your day adventure to Lete. the trails goes beyond the Kaligandaki river and deep gorge landscape. it is easy walking day you just follow the wide road and decent to Lete. lete is a small village where you can stay your one night at local base tea house .
DAY 14: Trek to Tatopani (1,190 m) – 06 hrs.
It is also same walking trails like a day before you just follow the same road and to the side there is same river again. After Lete you get to see the green valley view, paddies and wheat field most of the time and traditional house as well. when you reach at Tatopani you can have your private room and give you some time to be ready to go to hot natural hot sprig pool which is near your lodge about 5 minute walk. When you go there don’t forget to take some money with you to pay your entrance fee and there you can have some cold drink and even beer which is common thing at the pool.
DAY 15: Trek to Ghorepani (2,820 m) – 06 hrs.
this day you have to start your hiking quite early because You have to walk almost 1200 m ascent via Ghara and Shika. When you walk about 30 minute from Tatopani the trails steeply climbs till Ghorepani. the traditional house , local farming and again the view of massif Dhailagiri and Nilgiri . After passing farming and villages you are going again in to the forest and stone made steps leads you to Ghorepani after long ascending. You will get you your room there for the night.
DAY 16: Trek to Poon hill than decent to Tirkhedhunga (1,560 m)- 05 hours .
You have to weak up early in the morning about 4.30 and nee to walk about 45 to 1 hour steeply climb via rhododendron forest and stone made steeps and reeling to the side which helps you to walk better and safe too. Poon hill is locate to the north hillside of Ghorepani at 3210 meter elevation where you get to see 180 degree view of Annapurna, Nilgiri, and Dhauligiri Range including Mt. Machhapuchhre and other many peaks over 5500 m. especially the sunrise from Poon hill is just unbelievable and insane over Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain. After lovely early morning view you going to back to the same hotel graph your bags, take your breakfast than hike down to Thikhedunga which is easy walking through forest, rivers and some beautiful villages. over night at Thikhedunga village.
DAY 17: Trek to Nayapul (1,100 m) than drive to Pokhara (850 m),
After you finish your packing and breakfast at tea house we continue walk down gradually along the river and many tea house and local houses. it is just 3 hours easy walk than you will reach at Nayapul where the private transport will be waiting for us than drive to Pokhara about 42 km. After 1.30 minute drive you will reach in Pokhara and check in to the same hotel which is reserve by safe holiday than enjoy you night with field staff and tip them which is expected.
DAY 18: Drive to Kathmandu,
you will get tourist standard bus in the morning at 7.30 am from Rastrabank Chok which is about 5 minute drive and 20 minute walk from your hotel. the ride will be vie same high way that we took till Dumre . it will take about 7 hours to Kathmandu than we will transfer you to the hotel by private transport.
DAY 19: Departure.
It is your final day in Nepal as per time you mention us and date you will have private drop service to the airport from your hotel.
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Can I get Nepali visa when I arrive at Kathmandu Airport ?
Yes you can get visa when you arrive in Nepal’s airport easily you just need to take two passport size photograph with you and passport copy after few minute you can get visa. So for 30 days nepali visa cost 40 USD and till 15 days staying visa cost 25 USD Per person similarly if you are staying 3 month (90 days) than it cost 100 USD.
There is link to fill up visa form before you come to Nepal that would be quicker if you want here is the link. Just hit this link here.
Does safe holiday provides pick up service on arrival in Kathmandu TIA Airport?
Yes of course as we mention in our webpage and itinerary we provides pickups and drops services to our clients to make them secured and safe on arrival and departure. So we provide private transport as per the size of your group and it is our complimentary in the package.
Which season is the best to Travel in Nepal ?
There are so many trekking destination in nepal and Few lower loop Annapurna, Everest and Lagntang we can trek all year too , but the finest seasons are Autumn(Sep to Nov) and Spring(March to may). Autumn is even better than spring becasue the weather will be clear every day, no rain, the walking path will be just good (not muddy not dry), for every prospective Autumn is the best trekking season to go all different trekking destination in Nepal.
Can I trek Trek to Annapurna Ciruit ?
There are many choice of trekking areas in Nepal for first time trekkers also this trip will be perfect because just one day will be quite hard the day when we go over the Thorang la pass other wise this trek starts from low levels and managed good itinerary. if you are fit back home than you don’t have to be worry at all you can make it easily. Annapurna circuit is a complete trekking area where you can get such a opportunity to know about Culture, Traditions, Wonderful landscapes, rivers, suspension bridges and Snow cap mountain range. so with in 2 weeks time you get to know all about Nepali country side life, nature. if you are simply fit no worries yo can make annapurna circuit trekking.
How fit do I need to be to trek in Nepal ?
If you arte usually fit and used to do daily morning exercise don’t worry you can do it easily because we just walk limit distance and hours max 6 hours a day so if you are little bit fit close your eyes and just do it.
Can I hire experienced train guide ?
Sure you can get government authorized trek and tour guide if you want to know many information from Nepal and Nepalese society you can have experienced guide who will make your best trip and meaningful. There are many prices for guide in Nepal because they have category too ex: A grade guide , B grade guide , C grade guide so if you want to hire well English speaker guide cost 40 USD a day and 8 grade guide cost 30 USD per day and C grade guide cost 20 USD a day.
What kind of accommodation will it be during the trek ?
When you are in mountain during your trek you can have your private room generally twins bed in one room with comfortable mattress and pillows but for shower and bathroom most of the places we have to share with other visitors. The lodges will be warm and nice insulated and also
Can I have local food and western food both I the trekking ?
Yes you can have almost all kind of dishes over there. Especially if you are trekking over 4000m high the quality of food will not be so good but good enough for few days but below 4000m trek there are professional cook most of the lodges who will serve you continental , Indian, western, Italian and Nepali all kind of foods. There is no bargain system in the Himalaya where you can see your food on many and order than they will; serve you very quick.
Does you agency organize hotel booking and domestic tickets ?
Yes it’s our pleasure to organize as we have been working in similar field so on your request we usually used to organize all kind of activities such as ticketing, rafting, paragliding, boating, Canoeing, Jungle safari, home stay, volunteering and many more.
Accommodations in the Annapurna circuit trek and Kathmandu/Pokhara:
During your stay in Kathmandu you will be accommodated in a clean and net hotel in Kathmandu with an attached private room. All accommodations during Annapurna Curcuit trek are on a twin-shared basis. On request, we can supply you with a single bed accommodation too.
The Kathmandu and Pokhara Hotel has attached bathroom, while the tea Houses during your Trek in most places only have shared bath- and toilet facilities. However, single Rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and at most Trekking regions in the lower ranges. They might be more difficult to find the higher you travel.
What kind of food can i have during Annapurna circuit Trek?
you will be able to experience Authentic, Home cooked Meals. However, if you chose, there is also an international cousin (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.) available in Kathmandu and Pokhara mainly.
Breakfast and dinner will be served in a tea house or lodge during Annapurna circuit trek. During Annapurna circuit trekking you can have almost all kind of internatial food but mainly Noodles, Macaroni, Momo, Soups, Rice, chicken, pizza etc. Almost all meals will be provided. However, during your stay in Kathmandu, only breakfast will be provided. As a special bonus in the package.
Physical Condition & Experience:
The main trekking region Everest, Annapurna and Manasalu is a moderate trek suitable for passionate walkers who can walk at least 4-7 hours a day with a light rucksack. Some days, the walking hours will stretch to 7 – 8 hours.
You might already know, walking in high altitude is more demanding, due to restricted oxygen, then when trekking in lower heights.You will need excellent health and average physical fitness. Bring a positive attitude to the trek and some determination; all the rest will come by itself. Together we can succeed.
It is advisable to start doing exercise several weeks before your holiday trip to Nepal. This will give you the needed stamina and give you additional strength. You will definitely benefit from some past hiking experience, but this is not really required for this trip.
If you have a pre-existing medical condition such as a heart-, lung-, and blood diseases it is an imperative to inform safe holiday adventure pvt.ltd before making a booking. We also recommend that you consult with your doctor before travelling to the Himalayan. Don’t forget your travel insurance.
Best time to travel to Nepal:
• Spring (Feb to May) and then again
• Autumn (September to December 15) are the best months.
Although this trip can be accomplished during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone but if you prefer to trek when there is not many trekker that is possible too and easy to find accommodations during your trek.