Annapurna Circuit Trek

Nepal
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Trek through the incredible Annapurna region and be awed by the Nepalese Himalayas. These snow-capped peaks, mist-shrouded valleys, isolated communities and remote monasteries will inspire those with a bold spirit and a yearning for a definitive nature experience. Reach altitudes of more than 5000 metres, discover the ancestral traditions of the local people and immerse yourself completely in the spectacular mountain wilderness of the Annapurna Circuit. This is a challenging trip, but the sense of accomplishment will leave even the most seasoned trekker with some unforgettable memories.

Availability

From 10/03/2024 to 11/01/2026

Departure dates & prices

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  • Mar Sun 10 2024 to Mar Sun 24 2024
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    $1,976*
  • Mar Fri 15 2024 to Mar Fri 29 2024
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    $1,899*
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    $2,106*
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    $1,976*
  • Mar Sun 31 2024 to Apr Sun 14 2024
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    $2,415*
  • Apr Tue 02 2024 to Apr Tue 16 2024
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    $2,390*
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    $2,390*
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    $1,824*
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    $2,172*
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    $2,395*
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    $2,305*
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  • May Fri 10 2024 to May Fri 24 2024
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    $2,130*
  • May Sun 12 2024 to May Sun 26 2024
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    $2,110*
  • Sep Sun 01 2024 to Sep Sun 15 2024
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    $2,110*
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  • Sep Sun 22 2024 to Oct Sun 06 2024
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    $2,215*
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    $2,195*
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    $2,260*
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    $2,415*
  • Oct Sun 06 2024 to Oct Sun 20 2024
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    $2,325*
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    $2,305*
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    $2,280*
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  • Oct Sun 27 2024 to Nov Sun 10 2024
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    $2,325*
  • Oct Tue 29 2024 to Nov Tue 12 2024
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    $2,215*
  • Nov Fri 01 2024 to Nov Fri 15 2024
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    $2,195*
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    $2,195*
  • Nov Sun 10 2024 to Nov Sun 24 2024
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    $2,415*
  • Nov Fri 15 2024 to Nov Fri 29 2024
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    $2,195*
  • Nov Sun 17 2024 to Dec Sun 01 2024
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    $2,215*
  • Nov Sun 24 2024 to Dec Sun 08 2024
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    $2,110*
  • Nov Fri 29 2024 to Dec Fri 13 2024
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    $2,110*
  • Dec Sun 15 2024 to Dec Sun 29 2024
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    $2,110*
  • Dec Sun 29 2024 to Jan Sun 12 2025
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    $2,110*
  • Jan Sun 12 2025 to Jan Sun 26 2025
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    $2,215*
  • Jan Tue 28 2025 to Feb Tue 11 2025
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What's included

Ascend to the clouds and reach an altitude of 5416 metres as you cross the Thorung La Pass along the Annapurna Circuit.
Testing your mind and body, this is one hell of an accomplishment.
Uncover a different side of the Himalayas, trekking past terraced rice fields, oak and rhododendron forests, there’s a diverse array of nature that awaits in the Annapurna region.
Learn about life in Nepalese mountain communities, get to know locals and meet other trekkers while you stay in teahouses in the small communities along the way.
Discover Nepal’s compact capital in Kathmandu.
With a limited amount of time spent here to discover its bazaars and temples, why not extend your stay beforehand to get a real feel of Nepalese culture.
Spend time in the peaceful haven of Pokhara after your trek has finished.
Relax with your small group on the banks of Phewa Lake and take in the mountainous surrounds that you have conquered!.
By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Sagarmatha Next.
Donations help them remove waste responsibly and turn rubbish into art in the Everest region.
Lunches Included: 1.
Guesthouse (1 night),Hotel (3 nights),Teahouse (10 nights).
Private vehicle.
Age: min 15.
Group Size: 1 - 12.
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Itinerary

  • 1 - Kathmandu Namaste! Welcome to Nepal. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 2 pm in Kathmandu, the colourful capital of Nepal. This place is a fascinating blend of traditional architecture and symbols of the 20th century. Its rich artistic and cultural heritage is evident where ornately carved balconies mingle with beautiful shrines and temples. If you arrive early, why not check out Durbar Square with its temples, markets and busy atmosphere. It is also worth the climb to visit the Swayambhunath - the 'monkey temple'. Explore the network of street markets and alley bazaars and Pashupatinath. For those with a few extra days in Kathmandu, the neighbouring towns of Patan and Bhaktapur are also well worth a visit.
  • 2 - Ngadi This morning, drive to Besisahar to immediately immerse yourself in the spectacular mountain wilderness that encompasses the Annapurna Range. After lunch you'll begin your trek straight away, heading to Ngadi. Hit the trail that takes you through Besisahar bazaar leading downstream, followed by a climb up the rocky steps. There are several ups and downs as the trail makes its way through sub-tropical forests and rice paddies of Sera. Further along, traverse a suspension bridge across Khudi Khola and arrive at Bhulbule. Resume on the trail that passes the Marshyangdi River on a long suspension bridge as Bhulbule is left behind. Once the Ngadi River is crossed, the trail gently leads upwards through scrub forests and across landslides for a short distance, which then leads to few teashops and cold-drink stalls located opposite the rice paddies of Lampata, eventually leading to Bahundanda (hill of the Brahmins) - a charming village in the saddle of a long ridge. At 8091 m, Annapurna I is one of the highest mountains in the world. Its surrounding sister mountains are equally imposing, creating magnificent panoramas from any viewpoint. Throughout this trip's trekking you'll come across isolated mountain communities, each with different ancestral customs and traditions, meaning a visually and culturally memorable expedition. You'll meet warm and welcoming locals herding yaks and goats on the grassy pastures and visit their monasteries and temples, pass waterfalls of melted snow, cross icy rivers, walk along broad plains and hike up high mountain passes.
  • 3 - Chamje Keep an eye out for dazzling cascades along your trail today as it makes its way through a deep wooded canyon with a few stretches of steep climbing. Wander through rice paddies, follow winding trails through sub-tropical forest, cross suspension bridges swaying over raging rivers, pass waterfalls of melted snow and climb steep mountain passes. Over the next ten days you'll come across isolated mountain communities, each with different ancestral customs and traditions. Be prepared to be inspired, mesmerised, challenged and delighted.
  • 4 - Dharapani Today's trek continues through the deep wooded canyon embellished by stunning waterfalls. You'll be venturing into the Manang district of the mountain range, with much of the trail ascending throughout the day.
  • 5 - Chame Marking the end of the great Marsyangdi Gorge, make a steep climb to Timang, then the trail settles into gentler slopes as the vegetation transforms from dense pine forests to drier slopes. The district headquarters of Manang, Chame, is the largest settlement after Besisahar.
  • 6 - Pisang A slew of breathtaking scenery is on the cards today as the trail goes through a deep gorge, then past the great sweeping slope of Paungi Danda. On they way to Chame stop at a beautiful apple orchid for a tea/coffee break and perhaps try one of the fresh bakery treats on offer. Today is mostly an easy walk with few ascending stretches of trail dotted throughout the day.
  • 7 - Manang Trek the northern trail via upper Pisang and Ghyaru - an area renowned for its spectacular views. It is now drier and you are sure to come across local farmers herding yaks. Here's a hot tip - Tibetan yaks take a special interest in people wearing red, so choose your gear carefully today!
  • 8 - Manang Spend a day here to acclimatise by doing some high climbing, then return to the lower altitude of Manang for the night. Manang, a village of about 500 flat-roofed houses, offers excellent views of Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Gangapurna and Chulu East.
  • 9 - Yak Kharka Today will be a steadily uphill climb into the alpine region of the mountain range. You'll arrive at Yak Kharka, ready for an easier day of trekking tomorrow to acclimatise to the high altitude.
  • 10 - Phedi Due to the altitude, feel free to take the next section of the climb at a leisurely pace, meaning you'll have time to admire the magnificent views from this part of the route. Once at Phedi, there will be plenty of time to rest and acclimatise to the higher elevations ready for the next part of the climb where you will encounter the Thorung La Pass - the highest point on this Annapurna Explorer.
  • 11 - Muktinath Setting off very early to cross the Thorung La Pass (5416 m), the trail is steep but easy to follow. After between 4 to 6 hours climbing, reach the Pass's peak, adorned with prayer flags, a traditional stupa (chorten) and stone cairns built by travellers. Stop to admire the stunning views and marvel at how far you've climbed. Further along, the trail descends steeply proceeding towards Chabarbu. From here on, the trail crosses meadows, drops into a deep ravine, climbs out and follows a wide trail into Muktinath - a pilgrimage site held in great reverence by both Hindu and Buddhist populations.
  • 12 - Jomsom Veer off the main trekking trail to make a side trip to an ancient village of Purang. Further up from the village, continue to take the less frequented route going past another village with a medieval feel to it - Jhong. From Jhong, descend to the Jhing Khola (river), following the course which you emerge on to Kagbeni. From Kagbeni we will hop on a public bus back to Jomsom.
  • 13 - Pokhara Depart early on a 4WD from Jomsom, stopping in Tatopani for an included lunch, opt for a well-earned visit to the Tatopani Hot Springs (especially rewarding after multiple days trekking). After, continue your journey to Pokhara. Pokhara is a peaceful lakeside location which rests beneath the snow-capped peaks of the Annapurna Range. A once vibrant trade route extending between India and Tibet, this is the land of Magars and Gurungs, hardworking farmers and valorous warriors who have earned worldwide fame as Gurkha soldiers. The Thakalis, another important ethnic group here, are known for their entrepreneurship. When you arrive, maybe sip on a cold brew and gaze up at the dramatic pass that you have just conquered. There are plenty of lakeside cafes where you can enjoy international cuisine, while the main street is full of shops and stalls selling a wide range of Nepali and Tibetan souvenirs.
  • 14 - Pokhara Enjoy a free day in Pokhara to unwind, relax and give those muscles a rest after all that trekking. Your leader can advise you of sightseeing opportunities. It is worth taking a boat for a row out on the lake, especially if the weather's fine. The lakeside area has great shopping and cafes. Pokhara has an interesting old area as well as an elaborate Hindu temple and a Buddhist monastery. Perhaps visit the Peace Pagoda, where spectacular views of the mountains await. You can see the Annapurnas from here, and the famous fishtail peak, Machhapuchhare, and back across to Pokhara. You can also visit the fascinating International Mountain Museum to learn some amazing tales of past climbing expeditions.
  • 15 - Pokhara With no activities planned for today, you are free to leave at any time. Pokhara is a stunning and peaceful lakeside haven, so if you would like to spend more time here, we'll be happy to organise additional accommodation (subject to availability).
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