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Annapurna Circuit Trek

DURATION

18 days

ACCOMMODATION

Hotels, Teahouses & Camping

Trip Difficulty
DIFFICULTY
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Long Days of Trekking at High Altitude

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LOCATION

Asia, Nepal

MEETING POINT

London or Kathmandu Airport

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Out to get a pretty view? Take the train up Snowdon. Want to see something truly spectacular? Join us on the Annapurna Circuit Trek. Frankly, it’s flamin’ ridiculous.

With parts of the range sitting north of 5,000m above sea level, the encounter you’ll have with these mountains is altogether other-worldly. And if you want to experience the stunning silences and breathtaking views that only exist up high in ranges like these, The Annapurna Circuit Trek deserves a spot on your Bucket List. But Annapurna’s not all peace and quiet. Oh heck, no.

Like most mountain paths around the globe, the Annapurna trail started life as a trade route. The only thing is, unlike all the others, this circuit still functions for trade today. So if you want more than a glimpse of traditional Nepali life and true mountain culture – and you want to know what it feels like to conquer 11 days of trekking through some of the most beautiful mountain scenery on earth – this is an adventure for you.

Read our Article on why the Annapurna Circuit Trek is so good.

The Annapurna Circuit features in Wanderlust’s top 37 treks from around the world. Check out the list here

 

 

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What's Included In Our Annapurna Circuit Trek

All Activities Mentioned In The Itinerary

All Activities Mentioned In The Itinerary

Max 16 Travellers Per Group

Max 16 Travellers Per Group

3* Hotels & Teahouses (Twin Share)

3* Hotels & Teahouses (Twin Share)

Private Transport

Private Transport

16 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches & 11 Dinners

16 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches & 11 Dinners

Porters To Carry 12kg During The Trek

Porters To Carry 12kg During The Trek

Expert Guides With You Throughout The Trip

Expert Guides With You Throughout The Trip

Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary

  • Day 1: THE JOURNEY BEGINS

    THE JOURNEY BEGINS You will meet your Bucket List Leaders at the airport and fly out as a group for Bucket Lister + Trips. If you have booked a Bucket Lister Trip we will see you in Nepal soon! If you have transfers with us we will take you to the hotel. For those making their own way, we will see you in Kathmandu.

  • Day 2: ARRIVE IN NEPAL

    ARRIVE IN NEPAL After landing in Kathmandu we are transferred to our accommodation. There is time to freshen up and explore the local area for the afternoon or just relax. Special Information: Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm today.

  • Day 3: DRIVE TO NGADI

    DRIVE TO NGADI In the morning we will drive by bus to Besisahr and then catch a ride by jeep to Ngadi (830m). There will be good views of Lamjung Himal on our left and Himalchuli on our right. We will be staying in Ngadi and getting some sleep before the exciting and challenging days that lie ahead.

  • Day 4: TREK TO JAGAT (912M)

    TREK TO JAGAT (912M) Our trek will commence with a gentle climb along the Marsyangdi River towards the village of Jagat. Where the Marsyangdi swings north, the trail will rise higher, revealing incredible views of Himalchuli and Ngadi Chuli. We will continue up the east bank of the river and glimpse our first view of Annapurna II. When we reach the Bahundanda ridge (1310m) we will begin our descent towards the river once more. We arrive at our destination, Jagat (912m) – the northern limit of rice cultivation in Marsyangdi valley – after another two and a half hours where our accommodation will be for the night. The total trekking time today will be between seven and eight hours.

  • Day 5: TREK TO TAL (1646M)

    TREK TO TAL (1646M) Today, our trail will ascend slowly and follow one of Annapurna’s magnificent canyons. The trail meanders up and through the Chamje area (1430m). Our destination, Tal (1646m), is a further 2 hours away. Tal is known as the gateway to Manang District and is home to a beautiful flat meadow with several Bhotian houses and a spectacular waterfall. The presence of prayer flags and chortens tells you you're entering the Buddhist region of the trek.

  • Day 6: TREK TO DANAKYU

    TREK TO DANAKYU Our adventure will ascend through the main gorge on the west bank of the Marsyangdi River. When we reach Dharapani (1890m) we move up through lush forests and meadows. The climb continues steeply upwards from here towards Namun Bhanjyang La pass and Tebang Meadow – some of the more remote, but remarkable sections of the trek. We will be able to experience breath-taking views of Manaslu (over 8000m!) and the peaks situated above the Larkya Pass before reaching our accommodation at Bagarchap (2165m).

  • Day 7: TREK TO CHAME (2714M)

    TREK TO CHAME (2714M) Today the trail runs from the Tebang meadows through Thankchok Village (2865m) and back down towards the river to a place named Kupar which marks the junction of the Marsyangdi and the Nar Rivers. There is a police checkpoint here before we arrive at Chame (2714m), the location of our accommodation for the evening.

  • Day 8: TREK TO PISANG (3171M)

    TREK TO PISANG (3171M) Today we cross the enclosed bridge built by the Tibetan Khampas people who once had a camp nearby. This will take us to the north side of the river near a horticultural apple farm in Brathang (2744m). It is now that the spectacular ascent to Pisang begins! We will reach a hairpin turn which marks the beginning of the rain shadow. This is the mysteriously dry side of the mountain where there are fantastic views of the surrounding peaks. The wind and rain gain momentum to break their way through the line of the main Himalayan Range between Annapurna II and Manaslu. When we arrive at Pisang (3171m) we stay in Upper Pisang with a view of the monastery in plain sight.

  • Day 9: TREK TO MANANG (3537M)

    TREK TO MANANG (3537M) Today’s journey will take us through easy terrain and among forests to a small ridge at 3445m. Below us, we will see the Upper Manang Valley stretching into the distance. The southern tier of this valley is walled by the peaks of Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna III (7555m), Gangapurna (7455m) and Tarke Kang (7193m). Visible just to the south of a distant sharp rock peak, is the Great Barrier and the basin containing Tilicho Lake (7193m). To the north, we will see Thorung La (5416m) and Thorungtse (6483m), and a long ridge of over 2000 peaks! Descending from this incredible viewpoint, our path will cross a large plain and pass Hongde airstrip (3280m). As we continue trekking, we will progress beyond Sabje Khola to Manang (3537m) viewing impressive monasteries along the way.

  • Day 10: ACCLIMATISATION DAY AT MANANG

    ACCLIMATISATION DAY AT MANANG Acclimatisation day at Manang. This is a fantastic spot to take an active acclimatisation day. A beautiful emerald lake lies at its foot. It is possible to take treks to the lake which is about three hours north of Braga at 4818m, to the main Manang Gompa, or Khangsar (3740m) on the trail to Tilicho Lake.

  • Day 11: TREK TO LEDAR (4230M)

    TREK TO LEDAR (4230M) Today we will pass through Yak Kharka (4035m) to Churi Letdar (4230m) where you might be lucky enough to enjoy some tea at the tea shop! Our accommodation for the evening will be here. We can also embark on an extra trip up the stream following the West Chulu Peak if time permits.

  • Day 12: TREK TO THORANG PHEDI

    TREK TO THORANG PHEDI The trail turns northwest up the tributary valley of Jargeng Khola. It is sometimes possible to see herds of blue mountain sheep along the cliffs. Cross a covered cantilevered bridge and ascend to Phedi Village (4781m) or to Upper Camp where we will stay for the night.

  • Day 13: CROSS THORANG PASS (5416M) AND TREK TO MUKTINATH (3760M)

    CROSS THORANG PASS (5416M) AND TREK TO MUKTINATH (3760M) Today starts with a steep ascent for two hours then along an undulating trail to the highest point of the trek – Thorong La Pass (5335m)! There are unforgettable views of the Annapurna Range to the south and the Mukut Himal Peak to the west. We will feel on top of the world! Our descent will begin later, through Mustang, on a steep downhill trail (with remarkable sights of Dhaulagiri (8167m) and Tukuche peak) for three hours to Muktinath. Muktinath is one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Hindus. Whilst here we may see a glimpse of pilgrims bathing in the holy water.

  • Day 14: TREK TO JOMSOM (2713 M)

    TREK TO JOMSOM (2713 M) We will descend, initially gradually through fields and poplar groves, then steeply into the Kali Gandaki River Valley. We will stop at Kagbeni, one of the oldest villages in the Himalayas. We then follow the valley southward to the headquarters of Mustang District, Jomsom (2713m).

  • Day 15: FLY TO POKHARA AND EXPLORE

    FLY TO POKHARA AND EXPLORE Today we fly to Pokhara – the city on Phewa Lake. We will have time to explore the area and visit local restaurants. Take in the outstanding scenery and reflect on your amazing accomplishment!

  • Day 16: DRIVE TO KATHMANDU AND EXPLORE

    DRIVE TO KATHMANDU AND EXPLORE From Pokhara, we will make our way to Kathmandu, admiring the views along the way.

  • Day 17: KATHMANDU

    KATHMANDU We have the day free to explore Kathmandu.

  • Day 18: TRANSFER TO KATHMANDU AIRPORT

    TRANSFER TO KATHMANDU AIRPORT This marks the end of our Nepalese adventure...alternatively, you could continue your adventure with a 3-day add-on to Chitwan National Park!

  • Day 1

    Flight
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  • Day 2

    3* Hotel – Twin room
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  • Day 3

    Teahouses – Twin room
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  • Day 4

    Teahouses – Twin room
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  • Day 5

    Teahouses – Twin room
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  • Day 6

    Teahouses – Twin room
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  • Day 7

    Teahouses – Twin room
    Included Breakfast Included Lunch Included Dinner
  • Day 8

    Camping
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  • Day 9

    Teahouses – Twin room
    Included Breakfast Included Lunch Included Dinner
  • Day 10

    Teahouses – Twin room
    Included Breakfast Included Lunch Included Dinner
  • Day 11

    Teahouses – Twin room
    Included Breakfast Included Lunch Included Dinner
  • Day 12

    Teahouses – Twin room
    Included Breakfast Included Lunch Included Dinner
  • Day 13

    Teahouses – Twin room
    Included Breakfast Included Lunch Included Dinner
  • Day 14

    Teahouses – Twin room
    Included Breakfast Included Lunch Included Dinner
  • Day 15

    3* Hotel – Twin room
    Included Breakfast Included Lunch Included Dinner
  • Day 16

    3* Hotel – Twin room
    Included Breakfast Included Lunch Included Dinner
  • Day 17

    3* Hotel – Twin room
    Included Breakfast Included Lunch Included Dinner
  • Day 18

    Flight
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