Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek
Grading: Moderate – Difficult Trek

Annapurna region is best described as the most happening incentive trekking destination of Nepal. The Annapurna Circuit Trek has been proved as a highly praised and spectacular trekking route in the Annapurna region since it opened to foreign trekkers in 1977. This 29 Days  trek starts right from Besishahar and goes along the Marshyangdi River, with great view of Manaslu  and Himal Chuli to the east. This magnificent trek leads you to the fine village inhabited by a wide diversity of people from different ethnic groups, offering spectacular and majestic view of the white Himalayas. As it continues to the north of the main Himalayan range on to the high and dry Tibetan Plateau, the scenery is equally breathtaking.

The highest point of the trek is Thorungla pass at the top of the valley at 5416m high. Due to the difficulties of crossing the pass, the circuit is usually walked in a counter clockwise direction. Traveling clockwise the longer ascent and shorter descent from west to east is too much for many peoples to manage in one day.

As we descend to the west at Muktinath from Manang, we continue to the the barren Tibetan like village of the Kali Gandaki – the world’s deepest gorge passes between the giant Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains. After you cross the Thorung La pass from Manang to Muktinath and to Jomsom.

From Muktinah, we have the option to take the bus to Tatopani and onwards to Pokhara. Or we can fly from Jomsom to Pokhara.
From Pokhara, you can choose to fly or drive to Kathmandu.

Date: 2-16 Nov 2018

Date: 2-16 Nov 2018
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m) O/N Homestay (D)
Day 02: Kathmandu-Dharapani (1960m) 7 hrs Drive. O/N Lodge (BLD)
Day 03: Trek to Chhame – (2630m) 5 hrs Trek. O/N Lodge (BLD)
Day 04: Trek to Pisang – (3200m) 6 hrs Trek. O/N Local Lodge (BLD)
Day 05: Trek to Manang – (3540m) 6 hrs Trek) O/N Local Lodge (BLD)
Day 06: Acclimatization Day (Optional hike to Gangapurna lake or Melaripa cave). O/N Lodge (BLD)
Day 07: Trek to Ledar (You may stop at Yak Kharka) – (4250m) 5 hrs Trek O/N Lodeg (BLD)
Day 08: Trek to Thorang Phedi (Option of hiking up to the High Camp) – (4420m) 4 hrs Trek. O/N Lodge (BLD)
Day 09: Trek to Muktinath (Visit Muktinath temple in the morning) – (3800m) 8 hrs Trek across Thorong Pass (5400m) O/N Lodge (BLD)
Day 10: Trek to Jomsom via Kagbeni 2800m 8 hrs O/N Lodge (BLD) / Option of Drive Muktinath – Tatopani
Day 11: Fly to Pokhara. (2,160m) O/N Hotel (BLD) / Option of Drive Tatopani – Pokhara
Day 12: Pokhara Free at leisure. O/N Hotel (B)
Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu (1,350m) O/N Homestay (B-D) / Option to drive Kathmandu
Day 14: Kathmandu free & easy (Spare day) O/N Homestay (B-D)
Day 15: Fly back home at night (B)

LAND Price per person in SGD:

2 PAX3 PAX4 PAX
FLY215820881838
DRIVE158815481338
SINGLE SUPADD 180

Price is subjected to changes without prior notice
International airfare from S$ 580 with taxes

A deposit of S$ 800 per person is required upon confirmation and the balance must be paid in full 30 days prior to the departure date. Non-payment by required date may result in the cancellation of your booking and subjected to cancellation charges.

LAND Price includes

  • International Airport pick up and drop off
  • Transfer to Dharapani by Jeep
  • All accommodation in homestay in Kathmandu & Hotel in Pokhara (Hotel Snow Leopard or similar in twin share basis) and teahouse during trek
  • All meals as per itinerary
  • Fly Option : Domestic Flight (Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu) for  and all Land transport in the itinerary
  • English speaking guide and 1 porter for every 2 trekkers during trek
  • Complete trekking arrangement (Trek permit, National Park Fees, wages for porter & guide, insurance for Guide/porters, trek registration cert)
  • Briefing prior departure
  • 15% discount for gears at X-Boundaries

Price excludes

  • All international airfare & taxes
  • Personal gears such as sleeping bag & expenses
  • Travel Insurance (Compulsory)
  • Beverages and any expenditure of personal nature
  • Bottled water or boiled water during trek
  • Meals not stated
  • Tips
  • Visa (USD 30)
  • Other activities & tours note mentioned

Pre Trip Preparation

Advice on training and equipement checklist

Annapurna Area Trail Map

Reviews

Looking back, we really appreciate the help and the last minute arrangements you would willing to carry it out for us.

Both Adeline and myself would like to thank you again for everything.

Hopefully, we will be able to do another trek with the company soon! Keep in touch and let us know any interesting treks.

Jack & Adeline

Nepal poonhill Trek 04 - 13 Jun 2014

The trekking company in Nepal is very professional. The guides have years of experience on the trails and we very detailed in explaining the routes and wild life we saw along the way…..  If training is carried out well, this should be a pretty easy trek for most people.

Best moment of the trip: Accent to catch sun rise on Poon Hill and the walk through the rain forest – Breathtaking views!

The moment you least enjoyed: Totally over dress. The weather was soooooo hot. We didn’t use the base layer at all.

…. Fly to Pokhara! The road traffic was so bad that it took 7-8hrs to travel there.

I will encourage others to participate in future for such adventure with X Trekkers. A professional company that knows their work.

Ivan Michael Pung

Nepal poonhill Trek 16-25 May 2014

I would like to thank you from my heart for your service and patience towards my traveling needs. My first time experience with Nepal was really awesome, I managed to reach ABC albeit my mountain sickness (but I quickly recovered before proceeding further). Every mountain is very beautiful to me, not just ABC. The mountain views along the planned route were fantastic and crystal clear, never get obstructed too much by the clouds. I also deeply appreciate my porter, Maila, and my guide, Yuba, for their kind consideration when planning the route for me. The original itinerary was to proceed to Ghandruk from ABC, but knowing that I would be bored backtracking towards Ghandruk, so they decided to walk me towards Landruk to reach Dhampus, which is a perfect spot for viewing the whole Annapurna range. Even a few days later after I was back in Singapore from Nepal, I still missed the good memories and different experience in Nepal. I must say it was my best trip of 2012.

George

Nepal ABC Trek 5-20 Dec 2012