Luxury Annapurna Circuit TrekLuxury Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek - 20 Days

  • DestinationNepal
  • Duration20 Days
  • Difficulty Level Challenging
  • Max. Altitude5416 meters
  • Starts/EndsBhulbhule/Pokhara
  • Trip StyleTrekking
  • Group SizeMin 1 Pax.
  • Best SeasonSpring and Autumn
Highlights
  • Trek through classic Thorang La Pass-highest trekking pass in the world.
  • Explore Tibetan villages and their authentic culture and traditions.
  • Discover the world’s deepest gorge-Kaligandaki Gorge.
  • Famous sacred place of Hindu and Buddhist religion-Muktinath Temple.
  • Hike through Annapurna Conservation Area.

Luxury Annapurna Circuit Trek Overview 

“Embark on the Classic Trek of Nepal- Luxury Annapurna Circuit Trek that leads you through the entire Annapurna region discovering the highest trekking pass in the world La Pass-5416 meters.

Luxury Annapurna Trek in Nepal takes you through sub-tropical vegetation, rugged terrain, Buddhist and Hindu communities, deep valleys, gorges, highest passes, and towering peaks. Classic Trek Nepal has designed the classic Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary, allowing you to discover every corner of the Annapurna Region. Some of the highest peaks in the world surround the Annapurna circuit.Mt. Annapurna (8091m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Manalsu (8156m), and other mountain peaks over 7000 meters reward you with an unforgettable experience.

This trek also known as Annapurna Round Trek starts with a long drive from Kathmandu to Dharapani. Next, from Dharapani, the trail takes you passing several villages like Chame, Pisang, Manang, Srikharka, etc. Visiting the highest lake in the world-Tilicho Lake (4949m) is another major highlight of this trek. Exploring Tilicho Lake, the trek continues to Thorang La pass at 5416 meters. After crossing the pass, the famous Muktinath Temple awaits you. Paying the homage at the Temple, the trail moves further to Marpha, Kalopani, Poon Hill, and back to Pokhara. Sunrise View from Poon Hill Trek is the best way, to sum up your trek to Annapurna Circuit Trek.

Luxury Annapurna Circuit Trek Major attractions:

Upper Pisang: An attractive village lies at an altitude of 3200 meters. The day you arrive in this village, you will get to see magnificent views of Annapurna and Pisang Peak. In addition, Marshyangdi Valley gives beautiful sights.

Manang: Another picturesque village along the journey at Annapurna Circuit Trek. The village offers beautiful views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, and Gangapurna. Manang is also called “Crown Jewel”.

Thorang La Pass: It is the highest point of this trek, which delivers breathtaking views of Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, and stunning landscapes. The pass is also the highest trekking pass in the world.

Muktinath Temple: The famous holy place of Hindu and Buddhist devotees. It lies at an elevation of 3710 meters offering scenic views of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri Himal.

Jomsom: It is a popular mountain town with an elevation of 2720 meters.

Poon Hill: Poon Hill Trek is a popular short trek in Nepal. It is a vantage viewpoint at 3210 meters. You can see complete ranges of mountain peaks like Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.

How difficult is the Luxury Annapurna Circuit Trek?

Annapurna Circuit Trek's difficulty depends on its itinerary, the physical and mental fitness of trekkers, and the season you trek. Short Annapurna Circuit Trek requires more strength and endurance without any acclimatization days. Therefore, trekking to Annapurna Circuit within a short time is more difficult. However, if you are a beginner taking acclimatization days can be a great idea to make your trek easier and more comfortable. Past trekking or hiking experience is always a plus point for this trek. The major difficulty is altitude sickness. If you can prevent the sickness until you pass the Thorang La Pass then, you can complete this trek without any hiccups.

Best time to trek Annapurna Circuit

Trekking to Annapurna Circuit is possible any month in a year but avoid June-August as much as you can. June-August falls under the monsoon season. There is a high chance of floods, landslides, and other unpredictable natural calamities. The Annapurna circuit trek month by month:

September-November:  These months fall under the autumn season, which is the peak trekking season in Nepal. The trails are dust-free with open blue skies providing clear views.

December-February: Annapurna Circuit Trek in winter is difficult but adventurous too. Especially, in January heavy snowfall makes the trail so difficult. Sometimes, even trails are blocked due to snowfall.

March-April: These months come under the spring season. You can find trails covered with beautiful rhododendron forests. Moreover, the temperature of day and night is warm and chilly respectively.

June-August: During these months, the monsoon hits hard with rain, and there is always the risk of natural disasters. We suggest avoiding the trek as much as you can during these months. However, hiking around Kathmandu Valley to experience the lush and green views is possible.

Luxury Annapurna Circuit Trek Cost

The cost of Annapurna Circuit Trek varies from the services clients want to take. Moreover, it also depends on the itinerary, way of transport, accommodations, guides, porters, and so on. Short Annapurna Circuit Trek 12 Days costs from $1200 to $1500 per person. Likewise, 17 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek costs from $1100 to $1300. Further, if you want to do 20 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek, it costs $1400-$1800. Therefore, different factors play significant roles in your budget to trek to Annapurna Circuit. Always pick the best itinerary and services that suit your time and budget. Classic Trek Nepal organizes customized itineraries for our clients upon request. Therefore, feel free to contact us to make your plan for Annapurna Circuit Trek.

How to Get a Permit Card for Annapurna Circuit Trek?

Getting a permit card for Annapurna Circuit Trek is not difficult. Classic Trek Nepal will arrange the required permit cards and paperwork. Annapurna Circuit Trek lies completely inside the Annapurna Conservation area. Therefore, you need to pay a certain amount of fee to enter the conservation areas. Similarly, trekkers also need to get a Trekkers Information Management System card.

  • Trekkers Information Management System Card costs $16.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit Card costs $25.
Itinerary

You will land at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu. At the waiting terminal, our representative will wait for you with the name of the company on the template. He will welcome you with greetings and transfer you to your hotel in a private vehicle.

  • Max Altitude:1400 meters
  • Accommodation:3-Star Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast

Your trip to Nepal begins with an exciting Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour. You will visit historical UNESCO World Heritage sites including Pashupatinath, Swyambunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Boudhanath. A tour guide will take you to these sites and explain the historical events of these places.

After completing a day tour, we will have a small meeting with our team for your trek preparation.

  • Max Altitude:1400 Meters
  • Accommodation:3-star Hotel
  • Time:4-5 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast

Trek to Annapurna Circuit starts with a bus ride from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule. You can see different villages with terrace fields along the journey. Likewise, the highway goes through the bank of fast fast-flowing Trishuli River. Bhubhule is a charming village with views of snow peaks at the sight. Overnight stay at Bhulbhule.

  • Max Altitude:845 Meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:6-7 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The hike begins today through a gentle trail through the lush forest following the Marshyangdi River. Trekking on an easy trail through the farmlands is just the beginning of your wonderful journey. Overnight stay at Jagat.

  • Max Altitude:1300 Meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:4-5 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We leave Jagat and follow the trail enjoying the waterfalls, rice, and potato fields, crossing several bridges, and arriving at Kodo Village. Next, we will climb for some moments and reach Dharapani. We will check our permit cards at the check post and proceed. Overnight stay at Dharapani.

  • Max Altitude:1860 Meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:4-5 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The trail follows the Marshyandgi River and passes through pines and oak tree forests. Chame is the district headquarters of Manang. You will expect to witness a beautiful natural green village with views of Lamjung Himal and Annapurna II.

  • Max Altitude:2610 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:5-6 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Our next destination will be Pisang today. Hiking through a steep narrow valley, you can see a rock wall. Local people believe the wall is a holy rock. Moreover, you will get to see clear views of Annapurna II and Pisang Peak. Descending further to Manang Valley, we arrive at Pisang.

  • Max Altitude:3115 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:5-6 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We take the trail of Upper Pisang and climb up slowly to Ghyaru. The trail provides stunning views of Tilicho Peak, Pisang Peak, Annapurna II, III, and Gangapurna. You will feel the cold and dry wind blowing from side to side. In addition, passing through Tibetan settlements allows you to experience Buddhist culture and traditions. Overnight stay at Manang.

  • Max Altitude:3540 Meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:5-6 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will stay one more night at Manang to acclimatize our bodies. You can roam around Manang village and explore different beautiful places or even day hikes. Gangapurna Lake is a popular day hike near Manang village. In addition, you can visit several monasteries around the villages. Overnight stay at Manang.

  • Max Altitude:3540 Meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:3-4 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The trek moves ahead from Manang crossing several streams to reach Tenki Village. Next, the trek continues with several up hills and down hills through Juniper forests and pastures. Along the journey, you can see houses made up of flat mud roofs. Overnight stay at Yak Kharka.

  • Max Altitude:4050 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea Houses
  • Time:3-4 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we will move to the foothills of Thorang La Pass. The trek begins with ascending to a ridge and descending to cross the Marshyangdi River. We again ascend one more time following the narrow path and climb down to Throang Phedi. Overnight stay at Thorang Phedi.

  • Max Altitude:4525 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea Houses
  • Time:4-5 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We start our day as early as possible to cross the challenging Thorang La Pass. It is the highest point of this trek and we have to be careful of altitude sickness. That is why; we will walk slowly and steadily. However, despite the challenging hike, the views from the pass are remarkable. You can see glorious mountain peaks and landscapes. Crossing the Thorang La pass, we trek down to Muktinath Temple. It is a famous holy place for Hindu and Buddhist devotees. The temple is popular for its eternal flame inside it and “108 water spots”. Overnight stay at Muktinath.

  • Max Altitude:3760 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:7-8 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The trek will be easy today compared to the previous days. We will descend to Kagbeni from Muktinath. On the way, you can see popular sky caves. Local people believe that it is 3000 years old. Kagbeni is a beautiful spot with several charming traditional villages. Overnight stay at Kagbeni.

  • Max Altitude:2804 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:3 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The most thrilling part of this trek is yet to come today, as we will leave for Marpha. You will walk along the bank of Kaligandaki River until we arrive at Marpha. The village of Marpha contains white houses with narrow alleys. You will get to see beautiful scenery, amazing peaks, green forests, and dazzling Kali Gandaki Gorge. In addition, do not forget to taste the local apple and its products. Overnight stay at Marpha.

  • Max Altitude:2665 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:4-5 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Moving ahead to Ghasa, we follow the path of the Kali Gandaki River. The trail is quite easy, passing through several apple farmlands. Trek continues passing villages like Khobang, Larjung, Kalapani, and Lete, and finally, we arrive at Ghasa. Enjoy the Tibetan-styled village with its lifestyle.

  • Max Altitude:2113 Meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:6-7 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we will experience natural hot water and relax our tired bodies in a hot spring. The gentle walk from Ghasa to Tato Pani takes us to a relaxing natural Hot spring. Overnight stay at Tatopani.

  • Max Altitude:1200 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:6-7 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After relaxing our bodies at Tatopani, we will move to Ghorepani today. We start our day crossing the eastern side of Kali Gandari River and climb up hills to Ghorepani. Along the way, you will pass through different villages like Sikha and Chitre. In the distance, beautiful views of mountains can be seen. Slowly moving ahead, we reach Ghorepani, a beautiful village at the top of the ridge. Overnight stay at Ghorepani.

  • Max Altitude:2860 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea house
  • Time:6-7 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The trek continues to amaze you with the dazzling views of the mountains even at the end of your trek. You will hike to the famous Poon Hill trek early in the morning to witness a sparkling sunrise view. Moreover, Poon Hill is a photogenic spot for Photographers as well. Embrace the beauty of Annapurna Ranges and Dhaulagiri Massif for the last time. We will then hike down to have breakfast and move to Birethanti. From Birethanti, we will drive to Pokhara and stay overnight there.

  • Max Altitude:800 meters
  • Accommodation:3-star Hotel
  • Time:6-7 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch

After having breakfast, we will drive back to Kathmandu on a tourist Bus. The highway follows the bank of Trishuli River most of the part and green hillside. Your trekking package ends here in Kathmandu once you arrive.

  • Max Altitude:1400 meters
  • Accommodation:3-star Hotel
  • Time:7-8 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast

One of our representatives from CTN will escort you in a private Vehicle to the International airport. We hope to see you next time around for other trips to Nepal.

    What's Included
    • International Airport pick-up and departure in a private vehicle.
    • Kathmandu Valley sightseeing tour with a professional tour guide.
    • Private vehicle for Kathmandu Valley sightseeing tour.
    • 3-night accommodation in Kathmandu at a 3-star hotel.
    • Kathmandu to Bhulbhule (Trek starting point by public bus and Birethanti - Pokhara in a Private Vehicle)
    • A night accommodation at Pokhara.
    • Best available tea houses/lodges during the trek.
    • All meals on board during the trek including 19 Breakfast, 16 Lunch, and 15 Dinner.
    • Government-authorized and licensed professional guide.
    • Guide’s expenses including his salary, meals, accommodation, transportation, and insurance.
    • Annapurna conservation area project permit card (ACAP) fee.
    • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) fee.
    • All government and local taxes.
    • Trip achievement certificate after completion of your trip.
    What's not Excluded
    • International flight costs and Visa Fees.
    • Lunch and Dinner at Kathmandu and Pokhara.
    • Personal expenses such as shopping, snacks, drinks, bars, Wi-Fi, etc.
    • Porter fees. If needed it costs you 20 USD per Day.
    • Travel insurance and emergency rescue evacuation.
    • Personal Trekking gear and equipment.
    • Accommodations and Meals at Pokhara and Kathmandu due to early arrival from trek.
    • Tips for guide and porter.
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    Start DateStarts: SaturdayApr 20, 2024End DateEnds: ThursdayMay 09, 2024PricePriceUS$1250StatusStatusAvailable
    Start DateStarts: TuesdayApr 30, 2024End DateEnds: SundayMay 19, 2024PricePriceUS$1250StatusStatusAvailable
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