Annapurna Circuit 19 days
Duration: 19 days
Trip level: strenuous (info?)
Maximum altitude: 5416 meters
Best season: March, April, May, September, October, November, December
Fixed departure 2018: October 22nd
The Annapurna Circuit is a classic trek and is one of the most popular trips in Nepal. No wonder, because it is a spectacular and varied trekking route. During this trek you get the change to explore the Himalaya from bottom to top. Starting in the subtropical lush green valleys you climb up to alpine valleys to reach the Thorung La pass at 5416 meters. After the pass it is downhill towards Poon Hill where you will be treated on an impressive sunset over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain range.
From Kathmandu we drive to Bhulbule and the next day you start your trekking. The first days it will be warm while you walk through the bamboo forests and past farm villages. Lodges along the trail offer you a pleasant resting areas and you can strengthen yourself with some noodle soup. In the green valley you walk besides rushing streams and deep pools shaped by the water. The further you get up in the valley, the more the around you scenery changes. The landscape changes into an alpine valley where and the temperatures are getting lower. You pass traditional Tibetan villages and Mani walls, chortens and prayer wheels which are clear signs of Buddhism. In Manang you stay a day to acclimatize. You can take an optional day hike to the Braga valley where you can enjoy some coffee and cake at the German bakery. Towards the high Thorung La pass the landscape will change into a high alpine valley. The wind is constantly around you, and the prayer flags are fluttering rapidly sending prayers for good luck. Eventually you reach the Thorung La pass at an altitude of 5416 meters. The crossing of the Thorung La is the highest point of this trek and is sometimes even snow-covered. The panoramic views from this pass are spectacular and you can see the highest mountains tops. Amongst these tops is the famous Dhaulagiri. From Thorung La it is downhill towards back to the subtropical warmth. From Poon Hill a spectacular sunrise is another highlight of this trek. At last you hike past pretty Gurung villages towards Pokhara.
Day 01 Drive Kathmandu to Besisahar (833 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 02 Trek to Bhulbhule or Ngadi (930 m – 5 hrs.)
Day 03 Trek to Jagat (1300 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 04 Trek to Tal (1700 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 05 Trek to Dharapani (1860 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 06 Trek to Chame (2600 m-6 hurs.)
Day 07 Trek to Lower Pisang (3200 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 08 Trek to Manang (3540 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 09 Resting day at Manang for acclimatization. Optional day hike to Tilicho Lake or Valley.
Day 10 Trek to Yek kharka (4018 m-6 hrs.)
Day 11 Trek to Thorung phedi (4450 m – 4.30 hrs.)
Day 12 Cross over Thorung La Pass (5416 m -8 hrs.) overnight at Muktinath (3800 m.)
Day 13 Trek to Jomsom (2710 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 14 Trek to Kalopani (2530 m -6 hrs.)
Day 15 Trek to Tatopani (1190 m -6 hrs.)
Day 16 Trek to Ghorepani (2750 m -7 hrs.)
Day 17 Climb to Poon Hill (3200 m-1 hrs.) for sunrise view and trek to Tirkhedhunga (1540 m -6 hrs.)
Day 18 Trek to Nayapul (1080 m -3 hrs.) end trek; drive to Pokhara.
Day 19 Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu, flight is optional ( 6hrs.)
Sherpa Heritage Trails shows you a starting price. During the trekking season prices may rise. The final price depends on the trekking season, group size and, if applicable, cost of local flight.
The starting price for Annapurna Circuit 19 days is:
€ 335,00 per person ( party of 4 persons)
€ 470,00 per person ( party of 2 persons)
We have noticed the ways of traveling and booking are changing rapidly. Many customers book a hotel or a guesthouse themselves prior to their journey. However, we would happily like to arrange accommodation for you. We have excellent contacts with various hotels and guesthouses and will be able to offer a good price rate for any budget.
When you arrive at the International Airport we will pick you up and bring you to your accommodation. Here we will give you a short briefing about the trek. In addition we will give you advice about hygienic food, customs, and sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Pick up and drop off from Kathmandu International Airport to hotel
Drive by tourist bus A/C or jeep to Kathmandu to Besisahar, drive Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus A/C ; return flight is optional. Drive Nayapul to Pokhara.
Certificate of CO2- emission free return drive Kathmandu to start and end trek
One night in guesthouse in Pokhara after trek
Licensed and certified mountain guide. Well experienced and English speaking
Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for mountain guide& porters
Free use of waterproof bag (only available with porter service)
ACAP fee, TIMS card and local taxes
Support of the Sherpa Heritage Trails head office in Kathmandu
International flight to Kathmandu
Nepal entrance visa
Accommodation and all meals in Kathmandu
All meals in Pokhara
Lodging and food during trek
Porter service for carrying luggage. One porter for two persons, max. luggage 10 kg. per person
All beverage bills, hot shower, internet services, laundry and battery charge during trek
Personal travel insurance
Rescue operation charge in case of an emergency
Any cost that arise due to change of itinerary like flight delay, natural calamities, etc.
Gratitude and tips for mountain guide (and porter)