24 days ABC Annapurna circuit trek/Annapurna base camp is a long tea house trek in the central Himalayas of Nepal. Annapurna Circuit is more challenging than ABC trek Nepal. The trip is possible a good choice to enjoy natural and cultural wonders of Annapurna region with local Nepalese and Tibetan cultures. The major difference in between Annapurna Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit is the altitude variations. The sceneries, landscapes and views of the Himalayas is spectacular. For last minute booking and any queries regarding ABC Annapurna circuit trek, please email us at [email protected] and call or message on WhatsApp at +977 9851023742.
Trek Name: Annapurna Circuit ABC Trek
Trek Duration: 24 days
Trek Difficulty: Challenging
Trek Season: Aug to Nov, Feb to Jun
Trek Altitude: 850m- 4850 m
Trek Cost: USD 990-USD 2090
Group Size: 1 - 12 people
Trek Package: Lodge to Lodge Trek
Mode of Transfer: Bus/Jeep
Start/End of Trek: Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Annapurna Circuit Annapurna Base Camp/ABC Trek 24 days is a long trek in central Himalayas of western Nepal.
Annapurna Circuit Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the best treks in the world. It locates in the Annapurna mountain range of central Nepal. The trek passes two different valleys that is Marshyangdi and Kaligandaki. Thorong La pass(5416m) is the highest point of Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna base camp trek which touches the edge of the Tibetan plateau. Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna base camp trek is both physically and mentally challenging due to a long and high altitude trekking. This trek is suitable for a beginner with little trekking experience and also an adventurous trekkers looking forward to digging out more hidden beauty of the trail.
The Annapurna base camp trek is physically more challenging since it has constant rises and falls along its route. However, you will see the incredible views, including the gorgeous sunrise over the mountains. The best time to trek Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna base camp is from April to May and October to November. During this time of year, the weather is generally stable and warm. The rain fall is very low with more sunny days than other seasons. You will have more chances to get clear views of the Himalayas and even to witness the amazing night sky with shining stars.
In the winter months of January, February and December, the temperature drops to as low as -10. And the snowfall may obstacles along the trails of higher elevation. Some parts of the trails will close due to bad weather in winter. While in the summer season of the monsoon, the southern section around Pokhara will get heavy rainfall, although the northern Mustang and Manang region lies within the rain-shadow area. If you plan to trek Annapurna Circuit to Annapurna base camp in the summer months of June to September. It would be nice to pay attention in landslides.
There are a number of teahouses and guesthouses along the entire route of Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna base camp trek trail. The teahouses generally provide comfortable but basic bed rooms with blankets. All lodges have electricity and most of them also offer WiFi. The toilets in tea houses are basic and are always outside the room. Cold water is running always. But hot water and hot shower charges an extra cost.
You will get a wide range of food like pasta, noodles, sandwiches, potatoes, eggs, bread, soup, desserts during the trek are mostly vegetarian meals. Have breakfast and dinner in the same teahouse where you are spending the night. Considering the huge energy consumption during the trek, it is nice to bring some chocolate, energy bars in your backpack.
The Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna base camp trek is not as hard as you think. This trek is suitable for average people with moderate fitness level. It does not require any previous trekking experience. Once you decide to challenge yourself to trek Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna base camp, it is good to do some training for preparation. Aerobic exercise three to four times in a week will be quite helpful, and also try bush walking which involves steep ascents and descents if time permits you.
It is necessary to pack the essential trekking clothing and equipment to make this trek more smooth and successful. Since this trek is long in distance with varying altitudes, you will go through dramatic temperature change throughout the trek, especially between the night and day. However, as there are numerous teahouses for lodging along the trail. So you will not have to carry tents, cookware and other cumbersome items. Check below trekking packing list that you will possibly need for your trek to Annapurna circuit and Annapurna base camp in 24 days.
Day 1: Kathmandu to Syange(1130m, 9 km, 3 to 4 hours walk)
You will drive 5-hour from Kathmandu to Besishahar and 2 hours local jeep ride to Syange. Stay night there.
Day 2: Trek Syange to Tal ( 1,700m, 5 hours, 12 km).
Breakfast and you will up hill trek for 5 to 6 hours to Tal. Tal is a large town located in an open valley. Stay ovenight at Tal lodge.
Day 3: Trek Tal to Danaqyu (2,200m, 4 hours, 12km)
You will trek to Danaqyn village for 4 to 5 hours. Danaqyu is a medium-sized town with a stunning view of Manaslu mountain. Stay overnight at Danaqyu lodge.
Day 4: Trek Danaqyu to Chame (2,710 m, 3 hours, 12km)
After breakfast you will follow the upward trek to Chame. Chame is a village of Tibetan don't shots and has small hot spring river which is runs likes an ankle deep. Stay overnight at Chame lodge
Day 5: Trek Chame to Upper Pisang ( 3310 m, 6 hours, 15km)
You will trek about 6 to 7 hours to reach Upper Pisang. Upper Pisang is quaint with a medieval vibe and tiny alleyways and has new monastery at the very top of the hill. Stay overnight at Upper pisang lodge.
Day 6: Trek Upper Pisang to Manang via the lower route (3540m, 6 hours, 18 km).
You will follow the path to Manang via the lower route of Pisang. And, Manang is a large town with many big lodges, stores, local restaurant and preventing from altitude sickness. Stay overnight at Manang lodge.
Day 7: Acclimatization day in Manang (Rest days)
You have a plenty day and hike to Ice Lake, Milarepa’s Cave, Bhraka/Braga Gompa, Three Monasteries Circuit, Gangapurna Lake (also known as Turquoise Lake), and Khangsar Village. Stay overnight at Manang lodge.
Day 8: Trek Manang to Yak Kharka (4,050m, 4 hours, km).
You will trek ascend path for Yak Kharka. It takes approx. 4 to 5 hours. Yak kharka is a medium-sized town with several lodges. Stay overnight at Yak Kharka.
Day 9: Trek Yak Kharka to Thorang Phedi (4,450 m, 3.5 hours, 6 km)
Today you will trek to Thorang Phedi takes approx. 3 to 4 hours. Thorang Phedi is a small town with several guesthouses. Stay overnight at Thorang Phedi.
Day 10: Trek Thorang Phedi to High Camp ( 4850 m, 2 hours, 2km).
You will trek to High Camp. It takes approx 2 hours to reach there. High Camp has only one lodge and sleep at the dining hall. Stay overnight at High camp.
Day 11: High Camp rest and acclimatization day (Rest day)
Early morning wake up and you will walk short distance at High Camp with stunning views of the mountain ranges. If you want to spend an extra day acclimatizing here. Or after breakfast, you will descend trekking for 8 to 10 hour to Muktinath. Muktinath is one of the popular pilgrims religious sites for Buddhist and Hindu.
Day 12: Trek Muktinath to Kagbeni via the main road (2800m, 3 hours, 10km)
Early morning you will visit the pilgrims temple Muktinath and after breakfast you will trek toward Kagbeni. Kagbeni is a remarkable views of the surrounding mountains and explore the history of monastery and stone paths throughout the old town. Stay overnight at Kagbeni.
Day 13: Trek Kagbeni to Jomson, and drive to Tatopani (1200m,3 hours, 9 km).
After breakfast, you will trek to jomson and drive to Tatopani. Buses are also available from Jomson to Tatopani twice per day or sometimes more around 7 am and 12 pm. Jomson is a good place for coordinate a jeep ride. Tatopani is a medium-sized town with a hot spring area in it. Stay overnight at Tatopani.
Day 14: Trek Tatopani to Ghorepani (2870 m, 7-8 hours, 17 km)
You will ascent trek to Ghorepani . It takes approx. 7 to 8 hours. Ghorepani is a simple village with an abundance of nice lodges and grandest adventure. Stay overnight at Ghorepani.
Day 15: Hike to Poon Hill, back to Ghorepani, then trek to Tadapani (2,630 m, 6 hours, 10km)
Early a morning you will hike to Poon Hill to sunrise view of the Annapurna mountain range. The hike is about 3 km round trip. It is an alternative viewpoint of the mountain range at the teahouse an hour’s away to Tadapani. Tadapani is a small lodge area. Stay overnight at tadapani.
Day 16: Trek Tadapani to Lower Sinuwa (2,360m, 7 hours, 9 km)
You will trek down to Lower sinuwa . It takes approx 6 to 7 hour. Lower Sinuwa is a small town with several bright guesthouses in it. And Upper Sinuwa takes 30 – 40 minutes to walk. Stay overnight at Lower Sinuwa.
Day 17: Trek Lower Sinuwa to Himalaya (2920 m, 6 hours, 15km)
You will trek for 5/ 6 hours to Himalaya. Himalaya has a handful of lodges. Stay overnight at Himalaya.
Day 18: Trek Himalaya to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC) (3700m, 4 hours)
You will trek to MBC. It takes approx. 4 hours. MBC is one of the most beautiful mountain with great sunshine view during the day time also. Stay overnight at MBC.
Day 19: Trek MBC to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) (4130m, 2 hours, 5km)
From MBC to ABC, you will trek takes approx. 2 hours. ABC has several lodges and prayer flag monuments. You will view the photogenic ring of mountains during sunrise. Stay overnight at ABC.
Day 20: Trek ABC to Bamboo ( 2310 m, 7 hours, 17 km)
You will descent trek to Bamboo. It takes approx. 7 hours. Bamboo is a simple place and has few lodges available. Stay overnight at Bamboo.
Day 21: Trek Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1780m, 6-7 hours, 9 km)
You will trek a steep down hill to Jhinu Danda. It takes approx. 5 hours. Jhinu Danda has a lodges and a hot spring area to bathe within and a pleasant place to stay. Stay overnight at Jhinu Danda.
Day 22: Trek Jhinu Danda to Siwai, and back to Pokhara ( 827 m, 3 hours)
You will have short trek to Sinuwa take approx. 2 to 3 hours. After that you will using the sharing jeep to Pokhara and take approx. 3 hours drive.
Day 23: Pokhara to Kathmandu(200km, 6 hours drive)
Breakfast and 6 hours drive by tourist bus. Stay night at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 24: Kathmandu Airport
Final transfer to airport to get your flight back to home.