Trip Highlights
  • Ramble and explore the Gurung village.
  • Meander around the green and lush forests of oaks and rhododendrons
  • Encounter the splendid suspension bridges and mesmerizing rivers.
  • Get to know the rural Nepalese lifestyle.
  • Glance at the majestic peaks of the Annapurna region.

Annapurna Circuit Trekking 10 Days is amongst the world's most sought-after treks as the trekkers take on the most beautifully enthusiastic trails which are deeper yet higher leading you to the closest introduction of Annapurna massif reaching 5,416 m meters of height. Our venture actually starts after reaching the beautiful Dharapani at 1,890m from where we begin our hike by clinging to the Marshyangdi River through rice paddies, terraced fields as our imaginations start turning into a pretty reality with rich cultures. Our marvelous Annapurna Circuit Trekking Package 2022-2023 extends our reach to the wondrous village of Manang at 3,519m which is a flourishing village town in the shadow of the wonderful Annapurna.

Refill yourself will all the faded energy of adventure and thrills by undertaking this journey to nature’s profoundly blessed region widely known as Annapurna Circuit.

What makes Annapurna circuit trekking unique

The 10 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek brings us closer to the picturesque terraced foothills of the Marshyangdi and then Manang circuit. The most attractive part of our great Annapurna Circuit Hike has to be the crossing of the marvelous pass known by the name of Thorong La at5, 416meters. As we climb higher, the valley starts getting narrower. The backdrop is more beautiful than ever as the scenes change from fertile to rocky alpine manifestation. Likewise, we will be introduced to the serene existence of monasteries which are constant reminders of the vivacious Buddhist culture that will be brought towards us through the undertaking of the Annapurna Circuit Trek Route with the use of the Annapurna Circuit Route Map. Along the journey, we will be welcomed by peaceful Tibetan prayer flags fluttering with grace as the mountain wind flows its way. After the Annapurna circuit trek through the apple orchard of Marpha, Jomsomat 2,743mand Muktinath at 3,710m, we then join the Kali Gandaki Gorge which is indeed deeper. In recent years, Annapurna hiking is much different than in the past due to the wider development of roads and the Kali Gandaki route has also gotten much better. We, therefore, lead the Annapurna Circuit Route to avoid foot walk on road by gaining the experience and attraction of trekking to the classic beauty of Annapurna Circuit in the best way. Cutting between the majestic peaks of Dhaulagiri8, 167m and Annapurna8, 091m, we complete the round circuit and go downhill into the valley of Jomsom at 2,661m to the foot of the world’s deepest gorge. Out of Jomsom, we stay two nights near the gorgeous Phewa Lakes we skip a flight to Pokhara.

This great journey will certainly be one’s experience of a lifetime which experiences you won’t be able to stop sharing. All the amazing encounters of beautiful wilderness and wildlife like Ghoral, Himalayan Thar. will definitely humble you. The kind and helpful nature of the people following the mountain lifestyle will certainly create your closer attachment to this trekking experience. You will get profound opportunities to explore the beliefs, traditions, and cultures of the people living in the region. The mesmerizing sights of Yak Caravan in the grassland will fill you with immense warmth and joy as it is definitely one of the most beautiful sights. So what are you waiting for? The foothills of the Annapurna circuit are desperately waiting to feel your presence in the region.

Contact us at Nepal Nomad if you have any need for further information or a need to solve any queries regarding any sort of adventure including the Annapurna Circuit Trekking. It will be a gracious feeling to provide you with the Annapurna Circuit trek itinerary if you want to take a look at one which can be customized as well.

Itinerary

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We initiate our trek by heading for a drive to Dharapani from Kathmandu. With the gorgeous mountain sight of Manaslu and the Ganesh ranges, the drive is commendable. The terraced hillside and the white rivers of Trisuli are unquestionably very mesmerizing. On the venture, you will get a packed lunch and meet the trekking crew where you are free to relish the road head village. From the accommodation, the sight of Lamjung Himal (6931) is beautiful and dominates the skyline.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Dharapani
  • Altitude: 1890m

Through the pine forest and fir, the valley is extended towards the westward. We arrive at Bagarchap (2160m) after half an hour to the first village of the hike where the architecture is quite Tibetan. For preparation for the hard and long winters, the firewood is stacked on the roofs. Between the higher dry arid areas and the lower wet valleys, the village marks the transition of the Manang Valley. The beauty of the Himalayas is like Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), and the Lamjung valley comes closer to the valley. Magnificently to the skies, the peaks like Peak 29 and Manaslu soars higher. Out from the Bagarchap, we cross the wooden bridge and then climb uphill to Laatamarang (2360m) where we rest for the cold drink. The path proceeds to the police check post at Koto which is near Chame (2685m). Facilities like banks, health posts, and hotels as well as wireless stations are available.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Chame
  • Altitude: 2685m

To reach the apple orchard of the Brathang (2840m), former Tibetan settlements of Khampa, we hike to the fields of buckwheat and barley in the morning. We will then have our lunch before we cross to the river into the forest fir, we will have a sight of Annapurna and Lamjung which towers the path. We then get to see the huge slabs of PaungdaDanda (1500m) after spending some time in the forest. To arrive at the flat-roofed stone houses of the Pisang Village (3300m), precede our hike. With the sight of the gorgeous Pisang Peak (6091m) and Annapurna || we stay at our accommodation and bunk our night here.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Pisang
  • Altitude: 3475m

Through the Pisang Village, we go on our path to the wooden irrigation canals which are a sign of the arid trans- Himalayan terrain. Here the soil is poor and only one crop per year of barley, wheat, buckwheat, or potatoes can be grown. To supplement their living, many locals run hotels and teahouses as well as having herds of goats and yaks that graze on the hillsides high above the valley. There is one steep ascending saddle down to the airstrip at Hongde but besides that the walking is easy. During the afternoon, we walk along the valley to Braga (3475m) which is perched high on the cliff valleys, and the houses are stacked to the top of each other. Estimated to be over 500 years, above the house, there is a monastery. It is a short walk to reach Manang from the Braga village.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Manang
  • Altitude: 3475m

Set amongst impressive scenery, Manang is a tight compact village of 500 flat-roofed houses. With Tilicho (7132m), RocNoir (7485m), and the Grand Barrier to the west, Annapurna II and Annapurna IV (7525m) tower dramatically above the valley floor to the south-east. Behind the village s the hauntingly beautiful panorama of Eat (6200m) and Chu lu west (6630m) lies. The remaining days are built for adjustment and we can choose to either trek or rest to see the beautiful sights of Annapurna. On the craggy higher slopes we may see Blue Sheep and elusive mountain goats.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Manang
  • Altitude: 3535m

In the early morning, we progressively move to Tengi. Here we branch away from the Marshyangdi valley and follow the Jar sang Khola. Sparse fir and pine are replaced by scrub juniper and grasses as we pass a few small yak herder ''shelters'' before stopping at the pleasant meadow of Ledar. Taken at a slow pace to allow for the effects of altitude, today is a pretty cool hiking day.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Ledar
  • Altitude: 4200m

It is day 7 and is short day to arrive at the base of Thorung Pass for acclimatization. We pass the Jarsang Khola which is covered bridge and then follow to loose scribes on the steep-sided valley of the left bank river. For lunch we reach at Phedi and we have some time to relax and prepare to cross the pass.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Phedi
  • Altitude: 4420m

Though the pass poses no technical problems we need to start very early, around 3 am, so we can proceed slowly and safely. The trail is not steep, and the long, gradual approach crosses several false summits before reaching some stone cairns marking the true crest of the pass at 5416m. In fine conditions, the views from the pass are truly awesome offering an amazing panorama of the Annapurna, Mukut, and Mustang range with the Kali Gandaki valley seen far below.

Compensated with the sight of Tukche Peak (6920m) and Dhaulagiri (8167m) the descent from the pass is steep. After a lengthy walk in the afternoon, we reach the village of Muktinath which is a sacred site for Buddhists and Hindus. The monastery is worth visiting and 108 waterspouts of the pagoda temple seem cool. Small springs emerging from the rock and burning of the natural gas can be found in one of the temples. An auspicious religious blend of main elements being water and fire is known for this.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Muktinath
  • Altitude: 3800m

Back-dropped by sensational views of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri (7061m), passing through the village of Jharkot, the trail descends towards the Kali Gandaki Valley from Muktinath. The geography around Jharkot is barren, yellow, patches of green cultivation with the moonlike landscape where there is irrigation of fruit trees and crops in the manmade canals across the fields. We then reach the lunch stop at Eklaibhati of the Kali Gandaki Valley after a short descent. We reach the Jomsom after following the river heading south.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Jomsom
  • Altitude: 2665m

There is no doubt that flying between Pokhara and Jomsom is the easiest way: the trip takes less than 30 minutes. In some measurements, Kali Gandaki Gorge is the deepest gorge in the world. Small airplanes fly through it before landing in the open at Jomsom. Airport views from this airport must be some of the best in the world, with enormous mountains on either side. As soon as the daily winds whip through Mustang in the late morning, flights leave from Pokhara airport to connect with Kathmandu. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Pokhara
  • Altitude: 850m

What's Included

  • Meals as specified for trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner).      
  • All internal local transport as per the itinerary. 
  • Local flights from Jomsom- Pokhara.
  • All trekking arrangements include trekking permits, National Park entrance fees, accommodation in twin sharing local basis lodges or best available places, guide and porters-salary, insurance, food, and accommodations. 
  • Basic first aid kit carried by your guide.
  • No single supplement is required in Kathmandu or in the mountain.
  • Arrival airport picks up and departure drop.
  • Kathmandu food and accommodation-lunch and dinner, International flights from your home to home.
  • Airport Taxes, car, taxi or van, Visa fees, medical examination (if required), and vaccination costs. personal expenditure, all bar bills, laundry, telephone calls, hot shower in the mountain, mineral water, sweet deserts, we recommend bringing Water purifier and neutralizer tabulates to reduce your cost of traveling and to become a responsible traveler.         
  • Tipping for trek crew (driver, trek leader, and porter-tipping is not mandatory but expected).
  • Meals or drinks except for 3 meals or not specified in the itinerary, personal clothing, and equipment, travel insurance, optional trips.     
  • Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond Nepal Nomad's control. 
  • Anything not specified in the cost includes section.

USEFUL INFORMATION

Experience Required:

Previous experiences of trekking are not a huge requirement here, however, health and physical fitness will certainly benefit you to successfully accomplish the trek.

Pre-Trip Meeting:

All the preparations and needed introduction will be made sure in the Pre-Trip meeting which will be carried out before heading for the incredible Annapurna Circuit Trekking Adventure.

Equipment Check List:

Please keep in mind the following equipment within the limit of 20 kg:

Head:-

For the head protection: Sun hat or scarf - Light balaclava or warm fleece hat - Sunglasses with UV protection.

Lower Body: -

Under Garments - Hiking shorts - Lightweight cotton long pants - Light weight hiking thermal bottoms - Fleece or wool pants – Waterproof trekking trousers -

Feet: - lightweight thin inner socks - Thick, warm wool hiking socks - Hiking boots with spare laces - Camp shoes – Gaiters (optional)

Upper Body:-

As for the upper body’s shirts – Hiking and light weight thermal tops - Fleece jacket or pullover - Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional) - Waterproof shell jacket - Down vest and/or jacket - Base layer shirts - Warm jacket (down)*

Hands: - gloves that are Lightweight - Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer.

Accessories:-

Sleeping bag (comfort rated –10ºC)*- Sleeping bag liner - Head torch with spare bulbs and batteries - Small pad or combination.

Trekking Bags: - Large bag for keeping items dry inside trek bag, Daypack 250 to 30litres. - Thermarest sleeping pad - Water bottles - Water purification tablets.

Basic First Aid Kit: - Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are also a good idea.

Toiletries:- 1 medium sized quick drying towel - Tooth brush/paste - Multipurpose soap - Deodorants - Nail clippers - Face and body moisturizer - Feminine products - Small mirror - Wet wipes - toilet roll/Tissue Extras - Antibacterial hand wash

Luxuries - Binoculars - Reading book - Trip Map/Guide book - Trekking poles – Camera - Repair kit: needle, thread, duct tape.

A typical day:

A typical day of the Annapurna Circuit trekking looks like this:

  • You wake up as early as the day’s walking demands
  • You then have the breakfast of your choice brought to your room or you can have it anywhere while enjoying the scenario
  • Then you have limited time to pack your bags
  • You walk for some hours and take a rest in a comfortable tea house or hotel for lunch
  • Then you again start conducting a few hours of walk
  • You finally reach or meet your destination
  • You Stay there for the night and enjoy your dinner there.

Accommodation:

The Accommodations in the Annapurna Circuit area may have these natures:

  • Nature of shared facilities like shower and bathroom
  • Family run nature of the lodges
  • Nature of a warm fireplace in the grouping area
  • Availability of Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Insurance:

Must get insured in all three aspects like medical, trip cancellations and Emergency rescue evacuation as per our terms and conditions for joining the Annapurna Circuit Trekking.

Altitude Sickness:

In Annapurna Circuit Trekking, you might have to deal with the risk of Altitude Sickness as the trails climb up higher. So, for that we acclimatize and we rest to adjust with the environment while still being prepared with medicines for in case it occurs along with the facility of Emergency evacuation when anyone has severe case of the sickness.

Meals:

You will be enjoying Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner three times a day on a complete full board basis on this Annapurna Circuit Trek.

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