Annapurna circuit 12 days

  • Duration: 12 days

  • Trip level: strenuous (info?)

  • Maximum altitude: 5416 m

  • Accommodation: teahouse/lodge

  • Season: March, April, May, September, October, November

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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 chance to explore the Himalayas from bottom to top. Starting in the subtropical lush green valley you climb up to alpine valleys to reach the Thorung La pass at 5416 meters. After the pass, it is downhill toward Jomsom where a flight will take you to Pokhara.

Your Annapurna Circuit starts with a drive by tourist bus to Besisahar and onwards to Dharapani by jeep. First, you hike through local forests and pass by local villages. In this valley, you hike beside rushing streams. Higher up in the valley, the scenery changes, and the climb toward Thorung La pass are slowly setting in. Manang is a perfect stop for an acclimatization day and you can opt for an acclimatization hike to the local monastery up the hill. From Manang, you slowly ascend to the Thorung La pass at an altitude of 5416 meters. The pass is often covered with snow and offers stunning views of some famous mountain peaks like the distinct shaped Dhaulagiri. After the pass, you descend towards Muktinath. A holy place for both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. The valley of Lupra is a hidden surprise. The Annapurna Circuit ends at Jomsom. Here, a  flight will bring you to Pokhara for some well-deserved relaxing time.
You can combine Annapurna Circuit easily with a trip to Tilicho Lake.

Day 01                  Drive Kathmandu to Dharapani via Besisahar (1860m – 9 hrs.)
Day 02                  Trek to Chame (2600 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 03                  Trek to Lower Pisang (3200 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 04                  Trek to Manang (3540 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 05                  Resting day at Manang for acclimatization. Optional day hike to Boja Gompa
Day 06                  Trek to Yak kharka (4018 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 07                  Trek to Thorung phedi (4450 m – 4  hrs.)
Day 08                  Trek to Thorung High camp (4833 – 3 hrs.)
Day 09                  Cross over Thorung La Pass (5416 m) overnight at Muktinath (3800m – 9 hrs)
Day 10                  Trek to Jomsom via Lupra valley (2710 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 11                  Flight Jomsom to Pokhara (45 min.)
Day 12                  Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus (6 hrs.)

During the trekking season prices may rise. The final price depends on the trekking season, group size and the cost of local transfers.

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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.

Cost include:
-Pick up and drop off from Kathmandu International Airport to hotel; pick up local airport Pokhara
-Drive by tourist bus Kathmandu to Besisahar; jeep drive Besisahar to Dharapani; local flight Jomsom to Pokhara; Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus
-Certificate of CO2- emission free for all transport in Nepal
-One night in guesthouse in Pokhara after trek
-Licensed and certified mountain guide. Well experienced and English speaking
-Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for the mountain guide
-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

Cost exclude:
-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)