12 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek

Trip CostUS$ 830 (Per Person)
  • Duration 12 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Strenuous
  • Activity Trekking
  • Accomodation Hotel + Lodges
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • Meals:Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
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"Annapurna Circuit trek is one of the classic tea house treks which takes you to explore the wide range of spectacular Mountains View and landscape while crossing the world’s highest pass Throng La Pass (5416m)".

Our 12 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek is considered as one of the world’s best trekking routes of Himalayas, offers  magnificent mountains views of the Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m) Mt. Manaslu (8163 m), Mt. Annapurna III-IV, Mt. Nilgiri (7041m), Mt. Lamjung Himal (6986m),Tukuche peak (6920m), Tilicho peak (7134m) and many other surrounding picturesque snowcapped, while walking through the subtropical jungle, Tibetan influenced,  world’s deepest gorges, natural hot springs, pilgrimage sites of both Hindu and Buddhists along perceptive interface with local people of mountains and their lifestyle.

The Fact of Annapurna trekking

The Annapurna circuit trek is well known as Around Annapurna Circuit as well, it’s the bit more challenging than other normal circuit trek routes of Annapurna. The journey begins in Kathmandu after visiting the beautiful historical places during the Kathmandu Valley sightseeing. The trails reveal it gradually Alpine valley over the Throng La to The Kaligandaki valley. After crossing the highest pass then the trail leads us to a desert-like Trans Himalayan region.

The best time of the year for Circuit Trek

The around Annapurna trekking would be the right choice for trekkers who have a limited time and budget. Particularly Nepal has two major seasons for the trekking and climbing in the Himalayas region like Autumn (October to early December) and spring (March to May) these month is the main and the season for trekking in the Nepal Himalayas. Join a fantastic 12 Days Annapurna circuit trek with Alpine Ramble Treks now and make the marvelous trekking experience of Himalayas.

The ending point of the trek and its Pokhara

Accumulating a lifetime trekking experience on the Annapurna Circuit Trek will be ending at Pokhara, Nepal. Pokhara itself an amazing lake city which has to offer a mesmerizing mountains view as well as many other captivating tourists activates within the valley, by the way, this trip will be escorted by a professional and experienced local guide.

Please share your interest with us, we at Alpine Ramble Treks; is glad to organize and customize the trip as per your time, budget and requirements. Come and enjoy the trek in the Himalayas, we look forward to making your trip memorable and unforgettable trip of a lifetime.

You may want to our Annapurna Circuit Trek 10 Days and Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake! Please feel free to write to us if you would like to customize the trip and itineraries, we will be pleased to the trailer as per your time and requirements.

Trip Highlights of 12 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek

  • Scenic drive to Chame through the lush forests
  • Trek through the beautiful Tibetan villages of Manag
  • Cross the World's highest pass Throng La (5416M) 
  • Visit famous and breathtaking  Hindu and the Buddhist temple at Muktinath 
  • Natural Hot spring in Tatapni 
  • See the World's deepest Gorge 

Outline Day to Day Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Drive to Bhulbhule (845 m / 2,815 ft) 200 km west of the Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Drive to Chame (2,610 m/8,890 ft) - 6 hrs
  • Day 03: Trek to Pisang (3,115 m/10,200 ft) - 6hrs
  • Day 04: Trek to Manang (3,540 m/11,300 ft) – 5hrs
  • Day 05: Acclimatization day
  • Day 06: Trek to Yak Kharka (4,050 m/14,275 ft) – 3-4hrs
  • Day 07: Trek to ThorongPhedi (4,525 m/14,525 ft) –4-5hrs
  • Day 08: Trek to Muktinath Temple (3760 m/12623 ft) by way of the Thorung La high pass (5,416 m/17,756 ft) 9hrs
  • Day 09: Trek to Jomsom (100m) – 7-8 hrs
  • Day 10: Drive to Tatopani (Hot spring) – 5/6hrs
  • Day 11: Drive to Pokhara 4/5 hrs.
  • Day 12: from Pokhara (820 m/ 2,690 ft ) to Kathmandu (1,350 m/4,450 ft) - 6-7hrs

Detail Itineraries

  • Day 01:Drive to Bhulbhule (845 m / 2,815 ft) 200 km west of the KathmanduAfter having an early breakfast, we will start our trip with the drive along the Prithvi highway from Kathmandu, through the beautiful river view cross the Trishuli River. our bus will stop along the way for breakfast, lunch, and toilets, we will be seeing some beautiful views of mountains including Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang ranges. after 6 hours pleasant drive then we reach to Besishar where we prepare for our next day, Overnight at Lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge(B+L+D)
  • Day 02:Drive to Chame (2,610 m/8,890 ft) - 6 hrsToday we will take a four-wheel jeep to Chame, the drive will follow through the beautiful ethnic Gurung and Magar villages along the way and while driving a jeep we will be able to see the gorgeous waterfall and snow mountain views of Lamjung Himal.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge(B+L+D)
  • Day 03:Trek to Pisang (3,115 m/10,200 ft) - 6hrsToday is our first-day walk, our journey begins after having breakfast at our lodge. The trail will traverse through the left side of the valley and after apple farm village Bartang you will cross the suspension bridge and after a bit uphill you will reach another beautiful village called Dhikurpokhari where possibly we will take our lunch break. after lunch our short walk to Pisang would be pleasant while observing the beautiful mountain views of Annapurna ii, Annapurna iv and the Pisang peak etc, stay overnight at lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge(B+L+D)
  • Day 04:Trek to Manang (3,540 m/11,300 ft) – 5hrsOur second-day walk will be starting after breakfast at our hotel at Pisang. today we have two choices for the trail to choose. One trail goes through high above the valley from the right side of the Upper Pisang village and another trail goes through the valley from the left side following the Marasyangdi River. both paths are stunning and offer breathtaking mountains views while crossing the many walls, pray flags, monastery, and local villages along the way, Stay overnight at lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge(B+L+D)
  • Day 05:Acclimatization dayOn the acclimatization day, we will able to go to Ice lake 4600m/15088ft Lake for the excursion which is very popular and stunning lake in the Annapurna region. It will take around 4/5 hrs back and forth. it will be absolutely pleasant hiking there and at the same time we will be observing the magnificent mountains and scenery. Overnight we stay at the lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge(B+L+D)
  • Day 06:Trek to Yak Kharka (4,050 m/14,275 ft) – 3-4hrsToday our trek will be short in the high elevations, the trail goes through the dry terrain. With growing altitude it would be difficult to breathe so we will take a slow and steady pace to make it to our destination for the day. During the trek, you will able to see the views od Gangapurna, Khangsahar, Chulu west, Chulu central, Chulu east, Glacier dome, Khangsar Kang, and many other small peaks, after 3/4 hours walk then we will get to Yak Kharka and stay overnight at a lodge,

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge(B+L+D)

  • Day 07:Trek to ThorongPhedi (4,525 m/14,525 ft) –4-5hrsOur trek trail today will lead us through the right side in the beginning until we cross the suspension bridge and the trail goes through the left side of the valley and reaches the Throng Phedi 4450m/14596ft, stay overnight at lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge(B+L+D)
  • Day 08:Trek to Muktinath Temple (3760 m/12623 ft) by way of the Thorung La high pass (5,416 m/17,756 ft) 9hrsToday is our one of the challenging day of the whole trip, we start our journey after having early morning breakfast around4 AM depending on the season and cross through Through-La 5416m/17764ft world largest pass. after breakfast we will climb 300-400 to Throng La, After crossing the pass we will descend all the way down to Muktinath. Now we are entering into Kalagandaki Valley which is simply stunning and marvelous. we stay overnight at Lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge(B+L+D)
  • Day 09:Trek to Jomsom (100m) – 7-8 hrsOur trek to Jomsom is easy and nice, after breakfast we walk down until we reach the place called Kagbeni then continue further down to Jomsom while seeing the beautiful medieval village like Jharkot, Kagbeni. After Kagbeni the walk will be through the valley and now you have entered the windy valley so you have to prepare yourself for possible hard breezing. You can see Nilgiri north, Tukuchey peak, Dhaulagiri massif during the day. Overnight stay at Lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge(B+L+D)
  • Day 10:Drive to Tatopani (Hot spring) – 5/6hrsToday we will take the local bus to Tatopani. it will take us around 5/6 hours to arrive here while crossing the deepest gorge and few other stunning waterfalls and green forest views along the way. , we arrive at Tatopani we will have the bath at a natural hot spring and its time to chill out after the big trek in mountains.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge(B+L+D)
  • Day 11:Drive to Pokhara 4/5 hrs.Today is the long day and tough day in our journey. Trek starts very early in the morning. The trail is much uphill, climbing up passing the first tea shop, continuing on rough ground or on the snow-covered ground all the way to top (5416m). At the top, there is a Buddhist flag and tea shop where you will get hot drinks. Walking 20m further up you will see the frozen ice lake at bottom of the Through peak. From here the trail descends steeply down 4hrs with a magnificent view of Mt. Dhaulagiri and other mountains with Kaligandaki valley to Muktinath, where you can visit the Vishnu temple, monastery108 water tap and natural burning gas, Overnight at lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, and Lunch(B+L)
  • Day 12:from Pokhara (820 m/ 2,690 ft ) to Kathmandu (1,350 m/4,450 ft) - 6-7hrsToday we will have early breakfast at the hotel in Pokhara and a short drive to tourist bus station. Normally, our tourist bus leaves at 7:30 AM in the morning. Our few hour driving will be a fantastic experience as we drive past many satellite towns on the way and we are able to see rural settlements, gushing rivers, terraces, and green rural landscapes as well as doing a river rafting in Trisuli river. Our bus climbs on the last section to get back to Kathmandu and we are finally here in the Kathmandu valley. Overnight at Hotel.

    Service Included: Breakfast, (B)

    Note: All above trekking hours and distances are approximate and it’s absolutely for general ideas only

Cost Includes

  • International and domestic Airport pick-up and drop by car.
  • Meals on the full-board basis (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner/ the main course) during the trek in the mountain.
  • An experienced and Knowledgeable English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide.
  • All Food, Accommodation, Insurance, and transportation for porter and guide.
  • Annapurna conservation area permit 
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) 
  • 2 nights -3star tourist hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast
  • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, down jacket etc. on return basic
  • Trekking lodge (Tea House) throughout the trek.
  • 1-night accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Assistant guide group size more than 5 people in a group.
  • Kathmandu-Besishar- Chame- and Jomsom - Pokhara-Kathmandu by bus.
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bar and cookies 
  • local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Seasonal fresh fruits desert every day 
  • Appreciation certificate after the successful trek
  • Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance
  • Compressive first aids box.
  • All the government and local taxes
  • Company T-shirt

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
  • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule
  • Extra drinks as alcoholic & non-alcoholic
  • Surplus luggage charges for domestic airport
  • Additional cost by out of management control due to the landscape, weather condition, illness, change of government policies, strikes, and physical condition etc.
  • Personal expense such as snacks, laundry, telephone, wife, hot shower etc.
  • Travel insurance 
  • Tips for guide and porter

 

Above the information is for a guide and standard pattern of what basically, we provide. the trip can be customized at your request and interests to accommodate your specific requirements. 

 

Thank you for joining your local adventure travel partner “Alpine Ramble Treks”! We will do everything within our means to take care of you and ensure an enjoyable and unforgettable trip of a lifetime in Nepal Himalayas, Wishing you all the best and keep your adventure spirit alive.

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Departure Details

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15 November, 2018 26 November, 2018 US $830 Guaranteed
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Clients Reviews

  • Diablonde
    Diablonde
    United Kingdom Published: Saturday, October 21, 2017

    Annapurna Circuit with Lake Tilicho

    Rating:

    Annapurna Circuit with Lake Tilicho I have just returned from an amazing 15 day trek of the Annapurna Circuit with Rohit as my guide/porter. Rohit took care of everything from permits, travel, accommodation, ordering food and guiding along the trails. I really enjoyed having Rohit as my guide as he…Continue

  • Kenneth W
    Kenneth W
    United States Published: Thursday, October 20, 2016

    Amazing trip

    Rating:

    Took this trip last year and was amazing. Our tour guide was very helpful and we learned a lot. It was great meeting the people in the villages across the Treks and seeing the beautiful nature along the way. Everything was very organized and the trip met my expectations. Alpine…Continue

  • Martin Bierbaum
    Martin Bierbaum
    Germany Published: Wednesday, March 16, 2016

    Annapurna Circuit

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    We just had the best time in Nepal with Dil.  The really beautiful trail of the Annapurna Circuit is worth to hike on, with all its stunning landscapes It will give you some long lasting impressions of Nepal.  And with Dil on your side you've got the best guide you…Continue

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Trip Note

Personal Travel Insurance

We highly recommended a compressive travel insurance package to all our clients, the insurance must cover helicopter rescue and evacuation expense at Height altitude for the trekkers to Annapurna base camp, it will be assisted adequate protection tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, and any kind of illness will be covered. Alpine Ramble Treks kindly ask for any of our travelers to send the reliable travel insurance copy through the email once you book the trip with us.  

Health and Fitness requirements 

Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the classic and spectacular challenging treks in the Annapurna region. It’s an exceptional trekking route for travelers who wish to enjoy and explore the Himalayas and beautiful landscape on this planet. As we hiking up to the high altitude than we have to prepare both by physically and mentality to succeed, our provision is making your trip reliable and remarkable without any problems in every step to step with your wealth health. Our first priority is your safety and security. you Should convenience yourself to take some pre-training course of the trek that would be easy, considering some physical exercise like jogging, running, climb stair-case, cycling, swimming and hitting gym etc.

Accommodation during the Trek

Accommodation in Kathmandu, you would be staying at the best hotel basically 3-4 stars, on the twin-sharing basis. But Accommodations in trekking is very basic where you will get the room with pillows, warm and nice blanket, attach bathroom if it’s available with comfortable beds during the Annapurna circuit trek, if you are single you get single bedroom as well with hygienic food, The Menu for food and accommodation have fixed by local management community.

Passport and Visa

All clients must have a valid passport with at least 6 months prior validity from return date Nepalese visas can be obtained from the immigration office or Consulate in your country or arrival in Kathmandu Airport.

Last minute booking


Concerning your desirable interested for any trip with us we even accept the last minute booking. You can book a trip directly by calling or sending a message anytime. But eventually, Last minute booking may not acceptable for Bhutan and Tibet trip.

Meals and Drinking Water

The Annapurna circuit trek route has numerous tea houses along the way and every single tea houses has the menu system with different ethnic cuisines foods as well as western meals on the Menu; you could pick up any kinds of a meal as you like to have during the trek, we would highly recommend the vegetable items instead of Meat because meat in the mountain can be effected some time because it may not be used to it for the new travelers in this region. But some places provide you with typical Nepali meals which are different types of international meals. These are prepared by the local supplement. Every tourist Lodge has well-trained cook basically attention for clean, hygienic, fresh and nice testy foods. The variety of drinks and every lodge have safe drinking water or minerals bottles of water you could buy. If you buy a water purification tablet from Kathmandu you can take water from the tap and purify yourself this will be cheaper and help to control the plastic pollution as well. The water you could buy everywhere in this region at the reasonable price but the price would go high when you go to high altitude areas. We also recommend you to buy boiled water instead of cold which keeps your body warm.

Extra personal expenses on trekking

During the trek, all the food are included (Lunch, Breakfast, and Dinner with hot drinks) which will be provided by the company, behind the schedule of our package the meals and accommodations in Kathmandu will have to be arranged by yourself.

Equipment lists for Annapurna Circuit Trekking 

Head

  • Sun hat
  • Warm hat and scarf
  • Headlight

Face

  • Sunscreen +40
  • Sunglass
  • Face wipes and towels

List for Hands

  • Lightweight gloves
  • And warm Globes

Body clothing

  • Down or fiber-filled jacket (the company will be provided in rent)
  • Down or fiber-filled jacket (the company will be provided in rent)
  • 2 pairs of hiking t-shirts, preferably quick drying, possibly thermal tops for the treks
  • Fleece jacket and sweaters
  • Poncho and rain jacket
  • Socks, preferably cotton –mix
  • Lightweight cotton trekking pants with folding option

Lists of Footwear

  • The proper Trekking Boots
  • socks preferably cotton sports socks but take some extra pairs
  • crampon (optional)

Essential gear

  • Day Backpack above the 30 L
  • Pack covers and Thermal bottle
  • Water peals
  • Umbrella
  • Walking  pole if you need it
  • Thick Sleeping bag
  • Deodorant
  • Laundry soap
  • Antibacterial Gel
  • Toiletries
  • toothbrush
  • Shampoo

Personal accessories

  • Camera
  • Cell Phone
  • Money wallet with Money
  • Padlocks
  • Plastic bag
  • Watch
  • Sewing kit
  • Extra p photos and passport photocopies

First aid Kit

  • Diamox (acetazolamide)
  • Lozenges
  • Elastic bandages
  • Moleskin
  • Cotton bandages and band-aids
  • Lancing needle
  • Antibiotic eye-drops
  • Thermometer
  • Sling
  • Paracetamol
  • Antiseptic antibacterial cream or solution
  • Painkillers
  • Anti-emetic for nausea (not at high altitude)
  • Loperamide to control diarrhea
  • Norfloxacin or Cipro to cure diarrhea, other infections
  • Oral rehydration salts

Responsible for Tourism

Our experience field staffs/team strongly believes that we all are equally responsible to act in favor of the local culture and environment. We would like to follow the important role following the rules. 

  • please respect the local people and their laws, custom and their beliefs
  • please always ask your guides for permission before doing something in the local community. 
  • please support the keep environment clean, wherever you would travel and dispose of rubbish
  • please help the local community to encourage positive sides of tourism as long as possible.

We Alpine Ramble Treks involved in Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organize eco-friendly trips that teach to make the sustainable positive environmentally sensitive of both travelers and communities.

Best Season

Best season for 12 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek is spring (Marc to May) and autumn (September to November) these months are the best months for the 12 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek. The temperature is moderate in these seasons and we guarantee an amazing view and breathtaking scenery throughout the trek. If you wish to avoid crowds this trip during in winter (Dec., Jan. and Feb.) could also be the best options.

Booking and payment process

Alpine Ramble Treks (P) Ltd. is a government authorized and registered trekking and adventure operator based in Nepal. The company registered number is 178805/074/075 we are also associated with various local tourism sectors in order to process the trip booking with Alpine Ramble the percent of full trip payments can be made with required documents such as passport, travel insurance copies and flight details to Nepal with a two weeks period from the booking date.

Our respected traveler can be made the Payment through the Online directly from our website, bank transfer, western union or any other remittances, the remaining can be paid on your upon arrival in Kathmandu Hotel or office.   

Your safety is of paramount concern whilst traveling with Alpine Ramble Treks, come and enjoy the trip, for booking through the Online Click here  "BOOK YOUR TRIP" 

We look forward to guiding you in the Himalayas for a wonderful trekking experience of a lifetime