Annapurna Circuit Trek

  • 15 Days
Price per personUS$1155
We Offer Group Price
No. of peoplePrice P.P
1 - 1 US$ 1155
2 - 4 US$ 970
5 - 9 US$ 870
10 - 15 US$ 799
16 - 30 US$ 700
$1155 x 1 guests:
$1155

Total
$1155
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  • Trip Duration15 Days
  • Difficulty LevelModerate - Strenuous
  • Best SeasonSpring and Autumn
  • Max Altitude5416 M

Overview

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most classic treks that Nepal has to offer. Do you want to immerse yourself in the vast diversity of culture and religion while the spectacular and ethereal beauty of the panoramic view of the Annapurna mountain ranges surrounds you? You may be wondering if you can really do this trek or why you should even do the Annapurna Circuit Trek. Let us put it into perspective for you! The first person ever to attempt to climb Mount Everest was once asked why he wanted to climb the mountain, and he simply replied, “Because it's there.” It just goes to show how you don't need to have an elaborate reason for wanting things, trekking, or even wanting to climb Mt. Everest. Do it just because you want to.  Originally, one of the longest circuit treks, which took 22 days, has now been shortened and can be completed in under two weeks. This is why Alpine Ramble Treks has designed the ultimate 15-day itinerary for our trekking enthusiasts. Be it getting yourself immersed among the mightiest mountains, blending in with the culture and traditions, or the remarkable hospitality of people, the Annapurna Circuit Trek presents you with an unforgettable journey.

Take yourself out on a journey where you can immerse yourself in the splashing of the Marsyangdi River, the soundness of the deep valleys, the echos of the deep sub-alpine forests, the kindness of the people, and most of all, the serenity of the beautiful Annapurna range.

Take off on a once-in-a-lifetime journey with us and discover the finest trekking trails on the Annapurna Circuit. From conquering Thorong La to immersing yourself in rich cultural encounters among the cascading ranges of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, our journey promises the ultimate trekking experience. Join us and create lasting memories amidst the breathtaking landscapes of the trek. Let's make your Annapurna Circuit Trek an extraordinary adventure you'll cherish forever.

Highlights of the Annapurna Circuit Trek

  • Catch sight of the incredible mountains such as Annapurna I (8091 meters), which is the 10th highest mountain in the world, and other equally beautiful mountains such as Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Gangapurna, Nilgiri, and so on.
  • Walk through the deepest gorge, Kaligandiki Gorge.
  • Ascent the highest pass in the world, Thorang Pass, 5416 m (Thorang La)
  • Connect with communities along the trail and experience the best hospitality of the Gurungs, Thakali, and Tebitian people throughout the journey.
  • Experience a blend of Buddhism and Hinduism at Muktinath Temple. 
  • Walk through historical places with divine architecture in Marpha village.
  • Get a chance to explore the apple orchards while taking a delicious bite of apple chips or sipping locally brewed apple wine.
  • Relax and rejuvenate in the natural hot spring.
  • Indulge in the culinary delights of the local communities, such as Thakali Khana, Tibetan bread, Mustang coffee, and so on.

 

Unravel Adventures on the Annapurna Circuit Trek: Set off on a voyage of self-discovery from the prayer flag-draped summit of Thorong La to the solitude of the highlands.

Why should you do the Annapurna Circuit Trek?

The word “Annapurna” is derived from a Sanskrit word that means “full of grains," which is also interpreted as “the one who provides” or “the goddess of harvests.” It is located to the east of the Kali Gandaki River's enormous chasm that separates it from the Dhaulagiri range and passes through the Himalayas. As the 10th tallest peak in the world, Annapurna I, with an elevation of 8,091 meters, is the only peak in the Annapurna Massif to rise above 8,000 meters. Moreover, it has thirteen peaks that rise above 7,000 meters and sixteen summits that surpass 6,000 meters. Offering a diverse range of landscapes, cultures, communities, and altitudes, this place is among the top trekking destinations in Nepal, if not the entire globe. As a result, the Annapurna Circuit has long been regarded as a classic among trekkers visiting Nepal.

Touch the soaring heights of Thorong La.

The highest point of the Annapurna Circuit Trek and unquestionably the highest pass in the world, crossing the Thorong La (5416 meters) is the adventure you seek. Surrounded by the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges and home to the world’s 10th tallest peak, Annapurna I (8091 meters), and 7th tallest peak, Dhaulagiri (8167 meters), the view from the top of Thorong Pass is truly a sight to behold. With blankets of snow covering the mountains, passing through the rocky slopes and steep trails with the gain in altitude should be taken very seriously.

Embrace the panoramic views of the Annapurna Massif.

The Annapurna Massif, located in Nepal's Himalayas, is a cluster of formidable peaks, the most prominent of which is Mount Annapurna I. Annapurna I, which rises to 8,091 meters (26,545 ft), is the world's tenth tallest peak. This beautiful peak is surrounded by other summits that exceed 7,000 meters in height. The Kali Gandaki Gorge to the west, the Marshyangdi River to the north and east, and the Pokhara Valley to the south all form natural boundaries for the massif. The massif's western side creates the Annapurna Sanctuary, a high-altitude region recognized for its breathtaking natural beauty and pure nature.

Sacred site of the Muktinath Temple

The Muktinath Temple, located at the base of Thorong La Pass in Nepal's Mustang province, is a holy site adored by both Hindus and Buddhists. This temple is revered as a sanctuary of deliverance and liberation (moksha). Hindus see it as Lord Vishnu's terrestrial manifestation, while Buddhists regard it as a holy location associated with the mythical Buddhist guru Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava).

The 108 stoned taps sourced directly from the holy mountains are believed to possess the power to grant spiritual purification and mental well-being if bathed under them. As a part of the Annapurna Circuit Trek, the Muktinath Temple allows you to channel your spiritual self and connect deeper with the meaning of life.

Cultures and communities of the Annapurna Circuit

The adventurous Annapurna Circuit journey offers trekkers immersive cultural experiences as they pass through various local communities along the way. From welcoming Gurung villages like Chame to the gastronomic delights of Thakali settlements like Marpha and the tranquil Manang inhabited by the Manangi people, each visit provides distinct insights into traditional ways of life. Tibetan influences are visible in communities such as Pisang and Braga, where colorful monasteries and cultural customs add to the rich tapestry of experiences. Homestay accommodations allow trekkers to engage in true cultural exchanges, and the date of the trek may coincide with vivid festivals such as Dashain and Tihar, further improving the overall cultural immersion. Interactions with people, ritual participation, and observation of traditional practices enrich the journey and develop important ties.

Wash away the trek exhaustion at Tatopani (Hotspring)

Amidst the challenging and tiring journey of trekking through the Annapurna Circuit, the trail offers a rejuvenating experience of hot springs. The natural thermal hot spring is popular among hikers as they get to soak in the mineral-rich water surrounded by gorgeous mountains. A place to relax after long days of trekking in a hot spring while socializing among other trekkers from around the world will truly be revitalizing and one of the highlights of the trek.

Is the Annapurna Circuit Trek for you?

There are a few factors that need to be taken into account before deciding on the 15-day trek. First is having a good physical fitness level, as the trek requires long hours of walking through rough terrain and often at high altitudes. Thus, physically preparing yourself for exercise and outdoor activities such as hiking and running etc. two weeks or a month prior to the Annapurna Circuit Trek is crucial. Having good endurance not only makes the trek more enjoyable but also minimizes the probability of altitude-related sickness. Equally important as physical strength, mental strength plays a crucial role in making the trek successful. Your perseverance and willingness to push through any situation can help make your trekking experience smooth.

While the Annapurna Circuit Trek is suitable for both beginners and experienced trekkers, having prior experience in trekking, especially at high altitudes, can be advantageous for your trek. This trek requires multiple hours of trekking at high altitudes and spending the night. From 3000 meters to 5000 meters, acclimatization is essential to avoid acute mountain sickness. Making sure to hydrate adequately and eat a balanced meal will undoubtedly enhance your trekking experience.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek Cost Information for Guides, Porters, Flights, and Permits: 2024-2025

For the Annapurna Circuit Trek, we have a general price list; however, the cost of each package varies based on the number of trekking days and the kind of service you choose. We provide you with a range of offers and incentives that are customized just for you! With A-One services, Alpine Ramble Treks offers the best package at an affordable price. The following is discussed below, covering everything from the general pricing list to specifics on guides, porters, transportation, and permit costs:

The Annapurna Circuit Trek General Cost List

Starting from USD 979 per person to price depending on a group size, the full information list on the cost of a 15 days Annapurna Circuit Trek is shown in the table below:

No. of PaxStarting Price
1US$ 979
2US$ 755
3-5US$ 699
6-10US$ 655
11-15US$ 589
16-20US$ 555

Explore the Majestic Annapurna Circuit with a 10% Off-Season Exclusive Discount!

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The Annapurna Circuit Trek Transportation Cost

Depending on your choice of mode of transportation, the cost will vary. For example, local buses are cheaper compared to private vehicles or domestic flights. Of course, local buses will take longer to reach the destination and will come with a local experience. Here is a list of transportation costs for different modes:

Mode of Transportation Price (US$) Per person 
Local Bus CostIncluded in PackageUS$10
Tourist Bus CostIncluded in PackageUS$15
Domestic Flight  Cost (one-way)ADD-ONUS$106
Private Jeep Cost (one-way)ADD-ONUS$150 / Jeep

TIMS Card and Permit Cost for the Annapurna Circuit Trek

TIMS (Trekker's Information Management System) is a requirement for all trekkers. In addition to the TIMS card, trekkers must get permission before accessing the Annapurna Conservation Area. Your company manages the TIMS and permit cards for you, but if you plan to go alone, you must pay for them yourself. The TIMS and permission cards cost US$20 and $30, respectively.

Guide and Porter Cost for the Annapurna Circuit Trek

The guide charges $35 USD per day, while the porter charges $25 USD per day, covering transportation, lodging, and meals. The package includes the cost of the guide, but if you want to hire a porter, there's an additional price. Tips are highly appreciated for the diligent effort and superior services provided by guides and porters.

Annapurna Circuit Trek Price: Age below 8 years discount

The cost for the Annapurna Circuit Trek is US$ 979 per person, but if you have kids under 8 years of age, we offer a 10% discount. Now you can enjoy the trek with your kids and have that special bonding moment!

Annapurna Circuit Trek Cost for Indian Customers

For our Indian guests who are looking forward to trekking the Annapurna Circuit Trail, we have a special offer discount of 10% of our general package per person. With us, you can enjoy the same package at a discounted price!

Annapurna Circuit Trek Cost for Student Group

Our services are also accessible to student groups interested in trekking the Annapurna Circuit. We provide discounts depending on the size of the group. Whether for research or entertainment, get the best deal at a reasonable price with a discount. Contact us via WhatsApp for further information.

Cost for Yoga Group: Annapurna Circuit

Yoga Trek is an excellent way to immerse yourself in the spirituality of the mountains and discover inner serenity. We provide a unique yoga retreat journey with a certified yoga instructor and guide. The Yoga Retreat Trek to the Annapurna Circuit Trek costs an additional 5% of our regular package price. If you're interested, please contact us through WhatsApp; our offer will not disappoint.

Annapurna Circuit Trek Cost for Cycling Group

Our services are also offered to biking enthusiasts! Mountain biking on the Annapurna Circuit Trail is quite popular, so if you are a thrill seeker looking to bike through massive mountains and deep valleys, contact us over WhatsApp for more information.

Annapurna Circuit Trek: Upgraded Accommodation Price

General accommodations do not include rooms with attached bathrooms; hence, if you want to upgrade to a room with an attached bathroom, you must pay an additional fee. With the exception of a few locations, most tea houses offer rooms with attached bathrooms.

Personal Expenses During the Annapurna Circuit Trek

Our plan includes three meals each day: breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with an outlined menu. So, if you want to eat something else, you'll have to pay for it yourself. Services like WIFI, hot water, mineral water, and a hot shower will also incur additional fees. Normally, you'll need $20-$25 every day for personal needs. It will, however, depend on how you manage it.

Save Gears and Equipment Costs and Enjoy Our Complimentary Services

One of the key advantages of choosing Alpine Ramble for the Annapurna Circuit trekking is that we provide hiking clothing and equipment, such as sleeping bags, down jackets, and trekking poles, saving you up to $500. If you prefer to bring your own gear, that's perfectly fine too. This is especially beneficial if you're on a tight budget and want to manage your finances efficiently. Additionally, we offer complimentary services like free airport pick-up and drop-off, a guided Kathmandu sightseeing day, company merchandise, and a farewell dinner.

Charity and Donations

Alpine Ramble Treks (ART) is dedicated to respecting and giving back to communities and the environment. We collaborate with HAU Gear on social and charitable projects to empower women and provide access to quality education. By choosing to support us, you're already contributing to a good cause. If you'd like to make a personal donation, we're happy to assist. For more information, please click here.

Perks of choosing the Alpine Ramble Treks (ART):

  • A Free day tour in Kathmandu Valley with an ART tour guide.
  • Free transfers to and from Tribhuvan International Airport upon arrival and departure by private vehicle by the friendly crew.
  • Complimentary use of any necessary trekking equipment, such as sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, walkie-talkies, and an oximeter to monitor your oxygen and pulse.
  • There is free access to store the bags/suitcases in Kathmandu.
  • Water-purification tablets for trekking
  • Supportive medical kit with High altitude sickness tablets.
  • Fun souvenirs of your Himalayan adventure: a trekking route map, a t-shirt emblazoned with the Alpine Ramble Treks logo, and a hat!

Itinerary

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Namaste! Welcome to Nepal, a nation of mountains. When you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, our team will greet you and take you to your hotel in a private vehicle. Your hotel is situated in Thamel, Kathmandu's tourist hotspot. After you have settled into your accommodations and freshened up, you will participate in a brief orientation and introduction program. Here, you will meet the guide, who will present you with all of the necessary information on the trek and answer all of your questions. Furthermore, you will go through thorough gear checks to ensure that you have all of the necessary gear and equipment for the trek. This way, you can do last-minute shopping and avoid having to need something and not having it while trekking. 

  • Accommodation: Hotel Thamel Park
  • Pick up: Airport pickup with a private car
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner (Included)
  • Altitude: 1400 m/ 4600 ft

Your day will begin early as you board a bus heading for the next phase of your journey. Along the route, you may view the enormous stream of the Trishuli River. The bus will make stops for breakfast, lunch, and short breaks so you can stretch your legs and admire the beautiful river up close. The more you travel, the more you will be distanced from the hustle and bustle of city life and immersed in the tranquility and calm of green hills, clear rivers, and snow-capped mountains. After a six- to seven-hour drive, you will arrive at the picturesque village. After checking into your lodge, you'll have some free time to explore the area before wrapping up the day with a delicious dinner.


Kathamndu- Besisahr Distance: 180 km


Note: The time will vary depending on traffic and the type of vehicles you choose. Local buses are less expensive, but they take longer and have designated stops for breaks. In contrast, a private vehicle will cost you extra money but give you a more luxurious experience. You can pause at any point to take in the scenery. It will give you greater freedom in terms of time and breaks.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Time: 6-7 hours, approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner (Included)
  • Altitude: 760 m/ 2495 ft

After an early breakfast, we'll go to Chame, Manang's district headquarters. You will be riding in a four-wheeler designed for unpaved roads. You'll get to experience the exhilaration of riding down an off-road trail. The breathtaking views of Mount Manaslu, lovely villages, and slopes adorned with lush trees will compensate for the tough climb down the dirt road that follows the Marsyangdi River. You'll come across a breathtaking waterfall where you can breathe in the pure, crisp air. You will be staying in Chame, a small but attractive community.

The roads are far from easy, but if you arrive early, Chame offers a little hot spring where you may soak and rest before embarking on your official hike. Chame, also known as "the gateway to the Annapurna Circuit," provides not only natural beauty and cultural diversity, but also high-quality services. The town of Chame provides banking services, decent hotels, cafes, and hiking gear shops in case you need anything last minute. 


Besishar Chame Distance: 68 km

  • Accommodation: Tea house
  • Time: 6-7 hours, approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner (Included)
  • Altitude: 2670 m/ 8760 ft

Your enthusiasm for the climb will undoubtedly be amplified if you rise early to witness the sun's rays turning the previously snow-white Lamjung Himal into a golden landscape. The mountains disappear behind the verdant hills of the alpine forest as we ascend to Bhartang Village with Dhukure Pokhari. We will pause here for lunch and rest before moving on to Upper Pisang hamlet for the night. The area contains a few simple lodges and teahouses. With its ethereal monasteries adorned with prayer wheels and flags, Upper Pisang extends a warm greeting.

Chame to Pisang Distance: 14 km 

  • Accommodation: Tea house
  • Time: 5-6 hours, approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner (Included)
  • Altitude: 3300 m/ 10827 ft

The journey continues into the upper Manang region, via quaint villages with influences from Buddhism and Tibet. You'll see breathtaking monasteries decorated with prayer flags and be rewarded with expansive views of the Annapurna Range on your way to Manang.

There are two ways to get to Manang from the trail: the direct route, which mainly follows the road, gets you there sooner than the second alternative. The second track, which circles back to the settlements of Nawel, is a bit more difficult and takes two to three hours longer. Even so, the scenery will make the somewhat challenging trail worthwhile. The lush mountain forests give way to barren plains covered in wildflowers and bushy shrubs as you get closer to Manang. You will also cross suspension bridges that lead to stunning lakes that are encircled by Annapurna II and III, Gangapurna, Chulu East, Tilicho Peak, and Pisang Peak. 


Pisang- Manang Distance: 16-17 km

  • Accommodation: Trekking Lodge (Tea house
  • Time: 6-8 hours, approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner (Included)
  • Altitude: 3540 m/ 11614 ft

It is imperative that you give yourself a day to relax and acclimatize before climbing to higher altitudes. Manang Village vibrates with kind, welcoming individuals who have a strong Buddhist and Tibetan cultural foundation. Thorong La can be better experienced after ascending to Gangapurna's magnificent lake and touring the surrounding area. Reaching the top of the lake requires a two-hour hike, and once there, you can definitely enjoy the refreshingly cool air.

If you're willing to push yourself a little bit further, you can investigate a number of possibilities, the ice lake or blue lake being a well-liked choice. Although the hike to the summit may take four to five hours, the sights you will encounter on the way up are unmatched. The Annapurna range and the Gangapurna summit will entice and motivate you to keep searching for an amazing experience. 


Side Hiking Distance in Manang: 9-10 km, approx

  • Accommodation: Trekking Lodge (Tea house
  • Time: 5-6 hours, approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner (Included)
  • Max Altitude: 4600m/15,092 ft

You are leaving Manang Village today, and you are getting closer to Thorong La. The journey descends steadily as it leaves Marsyangdi and enters Jarsang Khola Valley. The ascent up to Yak Kharka is not too steep. We'll get to Gunsang in time for a leisurely lunch; a breathtaking vista of the Himalayas and a picturesque yak and horse grazing area greet you. While it's not a bustling town, it's a great spot to stop and enjoy the breath-taking vistas of Annapurna II and IV.

After that, the trail passes via a few suspension bridges and tiny juniper stands. The grade is significantly easier as we get closer to Yak Kharka, but we'll still be climbing. Additionally, Ledder can be your destination if you wish to hike much higher. The hike from Yak Kharka takes roughly forty-five minutes. You can easily reach there if you go slowly and gradually. Furthermore, you will be well-prepared for high camp the following day. 


Manang - Yak Kharka Distance: 8 km

  • Accommodation: Trekking Lodge (Tea house
  • Time: 3-4 hours, approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner (Included)
  • Altitude: 4200 m/ 13779 ft

Eating and drinking enough is important, but you must maintain a steady pace as the altitude climbs quickly. Depending on the weather and your pace, the hike can take four to five hours. The landscape will be different from the previous days, with rocky, arid terrain. After three hours of hiking, you can either turn around at Thorong Phedi or hike for an additional hour to reach High Camp. Whatever option you select, though, you will be mesmerized by the breathtaking vistas of Thorong Peak, Chulu West, and the Gangapurna face. You'll need a lot of rest after arriving at your destination so that you can be ready for the Thorong La the following day. It will feel like you are getting ready for an expedition. You should absolutely lace up your boots!


Yak Kharka to Throng Phedi Distance: 7 km

  • Accommodation: Trekking Lodge (Tea house)
  • Time: 4-5 hours, approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner (Included)
  • Altitude: 4925 m/ 16158 ft

Today's aim is Muktinath, which we'll reach after overcoming the difficult Thorang La Pass. Chorten, the hike's highest peak, covered in prayer flags, is a challenging climb. The vistas will definitely move you to tears, as you can see the entire Annapurna range, the Dhaulagiri range, and the Nilgiri, as well as a number of lesser-known but equally stunning peaks. Soon, we'll arrive at the beautiful Kali Gandaki Gorge. It is known as the world's deepest gorge, funneling water from the Tibetan Plateau to the Ganges River.

After that, it's a full fall to Muktinath Temple, an emblematic spot for both Hindu and Buddhist devotees. It is said that the temple can erase all sins if you bathe under the 108 taps that are filled with holy water drawn from the Himalayas. Return to the hotel for some much-needed rest after touring the Muktinath temple's surroundings.


Thorong Phedi to Muktinath Distance: 16-17 km

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Time: 7-8 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner (Included)
  • Altitude: 5416 m/ 17769 ft

Transport: Walk/ Jeep or Bus (local, shared or Reserved vehicle with added cost)

It typically takes two hours to get from Muktinath to Jomsom, passing through charming villages, parched terrain, and the Kali Gandaki River. You will be treated to sweeping panoramas of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain peaks along the route. Look out for several ancient stone cairns; this area is notable for a very old kind of Buddhism. The halfway point of today's route is the village of Kagbeni. Because the road is unpaved, there will be several hiccups until you get to Jomsom. Trekkers can rest, browse local markets, and visit monasteries after arriving at Jomsom, a charming village in the Kali Gandaki Valley, before continuing on their adventure.

Jomsom to Tatopani, renowned for its natural hot springs, is a scenic jeep ride along winding mountain roads. Magnificent vistas of terraced slopes, waterfalls, and steep canyons can be seen while driving. When you get to Tatopani, you may unwind and rejuvenate in the soothing thermal springs while taking in the gorgeous scenery of towering peaks and rich vegetation. After more than a week of trekking and several hours of bumpy rides, the hot springs provide a tranquil haven that's perfect for relieving aching muscles. Before going to bed and allowing yourself to get a much-needed restful night's sleep, ease your muscles and relax as much as possible.

Muktinath to Tatopani Distance: 64 km

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Time: 4-5 hours, approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner (Included)
  • Altitude: 3710 m

The journey from Tatopani to Pokhara is breathtaking, taking you through the breathtaking scenery of the Annapurna region. You will travel through lush forests, terraced fields, and quaint towns as you leave Tatopani and go along the Kali Gandaki River. The road winds its way towards Beni, the district capital of Myagdi district, offering magnificent views of the surrounding rural settlements and snow-capped peaks. There are scenic pauses along the way at local cafés and viewpoints where you may take in the grandeur of the surroundings and indulge in delicious Nepali cuisine.

The trip comes to a conclusion at Pokhara, a bustling lakeside city nestled in the Himalayan foothills, after several hours of driving. You may unwind, explore the city's attractions, and engage in a range of recreational activities in Pokhara, adding to the wonderful and fulfilling experience of traveling from Tatopani to Pokhara. Adventure sports including ziplining, bungee jumping, and paragliding are available in Pokhara. You have an infinite number of options at your disposal; it may be anything from an opulent spa day to sipping a cold beer at a bar. No matter what you choose to do, you can be sure you will enjoy yourself.

Tatopani to Pokahra Distance: 103 km
  • Accommodation: Splendid Hotel
  • Time: 6-7 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner (Included)
  • Altitude: 1190 m/ 3094 ft

After an early breakfast on the last day of the Annapurna Circuit Trek, you will return to Kathmandu by tourist bus. Traveling along the picturesque Marsyangdi and Trishuli rivers takes six to seven hours, including stops at tiny towns and villages en route. As you ride across the verdant hills and surrounding landscape, the stunning mountains you just viewed will seem far away. Our staff along with Kathmandu's lively atmosphere, will make you feel at home. After being brought to your hotel, you can relax and take in the sights of Thamel while shopping for mementos to give to family and friends back home or just to make memories for yourself. Enjoy a lovely farewell dinner from our staff to cap off the evening.

You will be greeted with a fiery ceremony of cultural presentations with Gurung, Tamang, and Newar dance acts during the farewell dinner at Gokarna House Restaurant. You will also be able to savor the traditionally prepared Nepali Thali Set and locally produced alcohol presented in a traditional pot that you may keep as a memento.

Note: If you would like a different mode of transportation, you may also schedule a flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu. The 20-25 minute flight operates between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. from Pokhara to Kathmandu. You might, therefore take an.


Pokahra to Kathamndu Distance:200 km

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Time: 7-8 hours by bus
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner (Included)
  • Max Altitude: 1400 m/ 4600

A reserve day is set in case you require an extra day for acclimitization. As you will be at a higher altitude, you may need more rest in order for your body to feel fit and perform better. And apart from acclimitization and rest, sometimes bad weather conditions might cause you to stay an extra day, as they may also cause flight delays or blocked roads. Therefore, we definitely recommend that you keep an extra day as a buffer day.

    Known as the “City of Temples,” Kathmandu Valley has a lot to offer. You will be taken to four of the major sites, including Swayambunath, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. These historical sites will show you the complete blend and harmony of two of the major religions of Nepal: Hinduism and Buddhism. They are also listed in UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. You will not only feel the mysticism of these sacred sites but you will also be equally enchanted by the peaceful ambiance. 

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner (Included)
    On the day of your departure, you will be escorted by our staff to the airport in a private car. Your Himalayan journey with us has come to an end, full of wonderful experiences and memories. Alpine Ramble Treks wishes you well in your future endeavors! 
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner (Included)

    Trip inclusion

    • Free airport  transfer on arrival and departures  by private vehicles
    • Meals on a full-board basis (breakfast, lunch, and dinner/ the main course) during the trek in the mountains.
    • Alpine Ramble’s experienced, government-licensed, English-speaking trekking guide.
    • All salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance for the guide.
    • All necessary papers, including the Annapurna conservation permit and TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System),.
    • Trekking equipment such as the sleeping bag and down jacket are available on request (optional).
    • Trekking lodges (Tea House) throughout the trek.
    • Assistant guide for group 6 or above.
    • Transportation from Kathmandu – Besishar- Chame, and Jonson - Tatopani - Pokhara  - Kathmandu by local sharing bus / Jeep
    • Supplementary snacks: energy bar, crackers, cookies, etc.
    • Seasonal, fresh fruits are served as dessert every evening after dinner.
    • Appreciation of certificate after the successful trek.
    • Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance
    • Alpine Ramble’s complimentary free T-shirt or route map and a duffel bag (if required)
    • An oxygen meter to measure your oxygen and pulse level during the trek in the mountain is very useful for all the trekkers to be aware of the high altitude sickness.
    • compressive first aid box ( guide will carry it throughout the trek).
    • Emergency rescue operation assistance in arranging in case of complex health conditions (funded by your Travel Insurance)
    • All government, Local taxes, and official Expenses
    • 10% OF ALL PROCEEDINGS GOES TO SUPPORT OUR SOCIAL IMPACTS.
    • Nepal entry visa fees (you can obtain a visa quickly upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal). $25 USD for 15 visa.
    • Extra accommodations and meals before and after the Anapurna base camp trek.
    • International airfare.
    • Personal expenses such as shopping, hot showers, hot and cold drinks, alcohol, snacks, water, Wi-Fi, battery re-charge, heater charge, and fee.
    • Travel insurance - make sure to cover an emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation from the high altitude up to 600 m.
    • Personal clothing or gear.
    • Additional cost, the itinerary modifications or delay caused by out of management control due to the weather condition, illness, change of government policies, strikes, physical condition, etc.
    • Tip or show gratitude to the guides, staff, and driver (recommended by local culture).
    • And any other expenses that are not mentioned in the price “inclusive section” of this program.

    Dates & Price

    All of our departure trekking tour dates listed on our website below are guaranteed to go ahead. If none of the dates listed work for your travel plans, then please get in touch with us so that we can arrange a custom trip for you on dates that better suit your needs. Private trips are also available throughout the year and can be arranged for any date that you choose. Book now to take advantage of our best deals, or share this information with your colleagues to plan your trip together. We can personalize this tour to cater to your preferences, whether you're looking for a private or group tour.

     

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    Trip Info

    What is the distance of the Annapurna Circuit Trek?

    With a total distance of approximately 160–230 kilometers (100–145 miles), this incredible route typically takes 10–21 days to complete, providing trekkers with ample opportunity to appreciate the natural beauty of their surroundings and completely integrate themselves with the indigenous way of life.

    What is the best time for the Annapurna Circuit Trek?

    Nepal has two standard seasons, which are considered best for trekking and tours. Spring, which is April-May, and Autumn, or Fall, which is October-November. Apart from those months, it is monsoon or winter, which is not suitable for trekking for various reasons. Spring and autumn are considered the best seasons for trekking because the weather is tentatively dry, with a clear sky and no negative temperatures.

    But as the impact of climate change has been rising, the weather patterns have begun to shift. Now that late monsoons and snowfall have become common, it is highly recommended to follow a credible source before deciding on the trek.

    The difficulty of the Annapurna Circuit Trek:

    Considered a moderate trekking route, the Annapurna Circuit Trek is suitable for all trekkers with good physical fitness. However, with proper acclimatization, a healthy diet, adequate hydration, and mental fortitude, all of these will contribute to a safe and enjoyable experience.

    But your concerns will be alleviated because we will provide you with the best trekking guides with formidable years of experience who will ensure you have the best experience possible and create memories that will last a lifetime!

    What should I pack for the Annapurna Circuit Trek?

    Having proper equipment and clothing is essential for the Annapurna Circuit Trek. It is easy to overpack or underpack without proper guidance. Therefore, we will provide you with the list of equipment and clothing required for this trek!

    Equipments:

    • Duffel bag
    • Backpack
    • Rain cover
    • Water bottles and Thermos
    • Trekking poles
    • Trekking shoes
    • Winter sleeping bag

    Clothing:

    • Innerwear
    • Base layers
    • House clothes
    • Trekking shirts
    • Trekking trousers
    • Fleece jacket
    • Waterproof winter jacket
    • Windbreaker
    • Down jackets and down pants
    • Buff masks
    • and inner gloves
    • Waterproof gloves or mittens
    • Warm hat
    • Sunhat or sports cap
    • Spare clothings

    These are the standard trekking clothing and equipment that are required for the Annapurna Circuit Trek. Of course, our team will be there to check and offer you advice and recommendations before embarking on the trek to avoid experiencing bad situations.

    What is a typical day routine during the trek like?

    Each day is a different destination with its own extraordinary experience. The trekking distance and time will vary depending on the destination and your pace but overall, your daily routine will look something like this;

    • Breakfast: 7 am
    • Lunch: 12-2 (Flexible)
    • Dinner: 6-7 pm
    • Average trek time: 5-6 hours

    Are water and electricity available throughout the trek?

    Drinking water is easily available throughout the trek. Although you can refill your water bottle from the tap, you will have to pay for mineral water and hot water. It is recommended to carry tablets for water purification. With the exception of a few places, most will offer you a hot shower with an extra charge.

    Electricity is available up to Manang village; after that, you will have to rely on solar-powered lights until you reach Muktinath. Expect extra charges for charging your electronics. As the cold weather drains the battery very fast, we recommend you carry power banks and extra batteries for your electronics and headlights.

    The Annapurna Circuit Trek: Trekking Route, Distance, Time and Altitude

    Annapurna Circuit Trekking Trail Route

    Day to Day Distance (km)

    Approximate Trekking Time/Day (hours)

    Destination Altitude (m/ ft)

    Kathmandu to Besi Shahar

    180 km

    6-7 hours

    760 m/ 2495 ft

    Besi Shahar to Chame

    68 km

    6-7 hours

    2670 m/ 8760 ft

    Chame to Upper Pisang

    14 km

    5-6 hours

    3300 m/ 10827 ft

    Upper Pisang to Manang

    16-17 km

    6-8hours

    3540 m/ 11614 ft

    Manang to Yak Kharka

    8 km

    3-4 hours

    4200 m/ 13779 ft

    Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi

    7 km

    4-5 hours

    4925 m/ 16158 ft

    Thorong Phedi to Muktinath via Thorong La Pass

    16-17 km

    7-8 hours

    5416 m/ 17769 ft

     Muktinath to Tatopani

    64 km

    4-5 hours

    3710 m/ 12172 ft

    Tatopani to Pokhara

    103 km

    6-7 hours

    1190 m/ 3094 ft

    Pokhara to Kathmandu

    200 km

    7-8 hours

    1400 m/ 4600 ft

    How are the communication services?

    As mentioned above, you can expect good communication services up to Manang and after you reach Muktinath. However, if you wish to use WiFi, you will have to pay for the service.

    What are the criteria regarding tipping?

    Tipping the guides and porters is important as it shows your gratitude and appreciation towards them and their hard work to make your trip an enjoyable experience. While there are no specific rules when it comes to tipping, it is generally expected to be 10-15% of the total trip cost for the porters and 15-20% of the total trip cost for the guides. The amount you give ultimately depends on you and your satisfaction with the services you receive.

    When it comes to tipping, it is considered a good practice to tip individually based on the contributions made by the individual to your experience. It is a good way to show appreciation for their individual efforts. You are free to tip a guide more than others if you believe he went above and beyond to make your trip the best experience possible. It is also completely acceptable to tip everyone equally to show appreciation for their combined effort.

    Above all, expressing gratitude for their services and the genuine connections forged during your trip is paramount. Personal thanks, handshakes, and verbal appreciation are always appreciated gestures.

    Arrival and Departure

    During your arrival, our personnel will be there to receive you at the airport. The person will be carrying a board with your name, so you can spot them easily. A private car will transfer you to your hotel in Thamel.

    For departure, our personnel will be there to drop you off at your airport on your designated flight schedule in our private car.

    What are the practices regarding safety during the trek?

    Our guides are very capable and will always put your safety above everything. They are certified with first aid training and will always carry all the medications required during the trek, but we also recommend you carry a small aid kit of your own. As our guides have years of experience on treks, we urge you to always communicate about how you are feeling throughout the trek. This will help your guide understand the situation better and make the right decision.

    It is also crucial to trust your guide’s judgement and decision if there needs to be a schedule change for various reasons, such as weather, your health, and altitude sickness.

    What is the procedure for getting a visa?

    You can get an- Arrival Visa at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, upon arrival. The visa fee for a three-month tourist- visa is 40 USD; it's playable at the airport. Please note that your holding passport should be validated at least six months from the date of your arrival. Meanwhile, travelers of Indian and Chinese nationalities are not required to pay this fee since the country has declared a free visa for these two countries!

     

    How do I book the trek?

    Alpine Ramble Treks is a government-authorized and registered trekking and adventure operator based in Nepal. The company's registered number is 178805/074/075. We are also associated with various local and international tourism associations, therefore, any adventure-interested person is heartily welcomed to be booked and be part of our family. We treat you as family members while traveling with us. We called the mountain family home away from home with us.

    To process a trip booking with us, you're required to deposit 20% of the full trip cost in advance to make sure all the reservations, such as hotels, guides, trekking permits, transportation, etc. The remaining payment can be easily made to us on your arrival by credit card or in cash - cash would be much appreciated. At the same time, we would also like to request that you send all the required documents, such as a passport, copies of your travel insurance, and flight details, at the time of booking.

    Last-minute booking

    We accept any last-minute bookings from our valuable customers. To process the last-minute booking, please click here. Moreover, full payment is required for the last-minute booking. But, Last minute bookings may not be acceptable for Bhutan and Tibet trips.

    Where can I exchange currency?

    You can exchange your currency in Thamel. There are quite a number of currency exchange shops all over Thamel. Do I need travel insurance?

    Yes, travel insurance is mandatory for trekking in Nepal. -your travel insurance must cover medical and emergency repatriation, inclusive of helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitude for individual trekking members, Please kindly provide us with your insurance at the time of booking your trip or later - before your trip gets started. It is imperative that you get your travel insurance before entering Nepal.

    Your travel insurance for a trek must cover certain elevations corresponding to your trekking destination’s highest point.

    How much money do I need to cover for personal expenses?

    While it solely depends on your personal spending for extra services, generally, you will spend $20-$25 per day per person.

    FAQs

    Although the team does not individually carry oxygen cylinders, they are readily available at hotels for an additional fee in case of emergencies.

    In case someone gets altitude sickness, our assistant guide will manage and look after the patient while the lead guide continues with the trek. (Things will be discussed first before being carried out.)

    Rest assured, guide, assistant guide, and porter are there to make sure your safety is not compromised.

    You can carry extra portable power banks and batteries.

    You can also carry some light snacks, such as energy bars or granola bars, and electrolytes.

     

    Laundry services are definitely available in Kathmandu and Pokhara, but not during the trek.

    You can manually wash your clothes by hands during acclimitazation day, but there is no gurantee it will dry easily. Thus, carrying spare clothes is highly recommended.

     

    We recommend carrying a sleeping bag rated for at least -10 to -20°C

    Bedding, heating, and sheets are available at tea houses. You do not need to carry them.

    Cash is a preferred method of transaction.

    Nepali rupees are preferred.

     

    Yes, carrying cash is safe as long as you keep it with you or in your bag.

    Generally, $20-$25 per person per day

    You should carry at least 2 liters of water during the trek.

    Yes, you will be able to refill tap water during lunch breaks or on the way. However, you need to pay for mineral water.

    Ascend Slowly

    Avoid Alcohol, Cigarettes & Tobacco

    Proper Acclimatization Rest and walk slowly

    Drink plenty of water - at least 2-3 liters a day

    Eat Well and Plenty- mostly soups items like garlic, ginger, etc

    Use Diamox as per Doctor's instructions if AMS symptoms grows

    You will mostly be walking on rocky but maintained terrain, with sometimes steep paths and sometimes flat tails

    Yes, you can hire porters.

    The average charge for a porter is 24 USD per day, but you may tip them as you like.

    You should deposit 20% of the total cost of the trip. And the remaining upon arrival via cash or card. USD and Euros are both acceptable.

    While we do not have professional photographers, our guides and porters have basic knowledge and photography skills. They will happily help take your photographs with the beautiful views during the trek.