14 days Annapurna Circuit Trek challenges you to trek the mighty Annapurna Circuit in Nepal. This is one of the greatest treks in Nepal that gives you a great trekking experience in the Himalayas. The trek is suitable for physically fit trekkers with good health. This is also the world's best trekking trail, varied in cultures and landscapes. You will cross-the Thorong La pass at 5416m, the highest point of the trek. In the once in a lifetime journey, and you will hide and seek with Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain, trekking around Annapurna. The alpine valley and Tibetan rural settlement on the trails are unbelievable. We cater Annapurna circuit trek 14 days package cost and fixed departure dates for 2021/22/23/24/25.
Trek Name: Annapurna Circuit Trek
Trek Duration: 14 Days
Trek Difficulty: Hard
Trek Seasons: Aug to Nov, Jan to Jun
Trek Altitude: 5416m
Trek Cost: USD 730-USD 1230
Group Size: 01 - 12 people
Trek Package: Private/Group Trek
Mode of Transfer: Bus /Car / Flight
Start/End of Trip: Kathmandu /Pokhara
14 days Annapurna Circuit Trek is the best adventure trek around Annapurna Circuit Nepal.
14 days Annapurna Circuit Trek is rightly known as one of the world's classic treks in Asia. The views you get of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri offer some of the most superb mountain vistas you can come across anywhere. This trek has even more to offer though as you pass through a variety of terrain ranging from sub tropical rice fields, high alpine passes too arid semi dessert plains. You will also hike through typical Nepali villages, over gorge defying suspension bridges and pass by ancient religious monuments, stupas and monasteries. To add to this will be the experience of staying in lodges and having the opportunity to interact with the wonderful Nepalese people. The highlight of Annapurna Circuit Trekking Tour will be the crossing of the Thorong La pass at 5,416 m. All in all a challenging but ultimately rewarding trek for the mind and body.
The trek starts at around a 1,000m and hit a high point of 5,416m. You will be hiking in the main on well established trails wearing just a day sack. We will say however to expect the unexpected. Depending on the time of year you may encounter snow, landslides and excess water and thus have to cross small streams and negotiate new trails born from landslides blocking established routes.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
You will be met airport, Kathmandu and conveyed your hotel. You will have an evening briefing about your trip.
Day 2: Kathmandu to Besisahar (800m, 5/6 hours)
After breakfast we will be picked up by our trekking team for the bus ride to Besisahar.
Day 3: Besisahar to Chame.
Breakfast, morning take jeep drive to Chame, the district headquarter of Manang takes 4/5 hours. O/N at guest house in Kathmandu.
Day 4: Chame to Pisang (3,200m, 5-6 hrs)
We hike today through a densely forested valley running alongside the Marsyangdi River, which we cross at 2,910m on a long suspension bridge. We cross yet another suspension bridge at 3,040m and from here we gain sight of the soaring Paungda Danda rock face. After about five hours hiking we then get to the sprawling village of Pisang.
Day 5: Pisang to Manang (3,440m, 5-6 hrs)
On our trek today we start to hike through the drier upper section of Manang district. There are two trails on leaving Pisang, we will hike the lower easier route or if you are fit enough we will take the more scenic high route. The lower route takes an undulating route through Hongde (3,325m), which has an airstrip and then onwards through Mungji village to finish at the rather large village of Manang perched on its lofty Eire. Here Mani wheels and prayer flags abound and you are surrounded by the incredible mountain vista of the Annapurnas.
Day 6: Manang Rest Day
Today is all about acclimatising and resting. You can have a day hike around one of the many scenic trails around Manang, rest or visit one of the many sights around the area. Should you feel energetic you can take a hike up to Ice Lake (3,900m) or visit the beautiful monastery in nearby Bragga.
Day 7: Manang to Yak Kharka (4,020m, 4-5 hrs)
Leaving Manang is a bit of a watershed as you now feel like you are really ascending into the high altitude mountain hinterland as you make your way towards the Thorung La pass. On your way out of Manang you will climb steadily all the way to Yak Kharka with fine views all of the way.
Day 8: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,450m, 4-5 hrs)
Leaving Yak Kharka you will climb gradually along mountain trails running along the headwaters of the Marsyangdi crossing it at one point over an old wooden bridge. You then follow a narrow mountain path that leads you up to your overnight stay at Thorong Phedi.
Day 9: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath(3,800m, 7-8 hrs hrs)
Today is a long day and you will leave at 4am. As soon as you leave Thorong Phedi the trails becomes steep for thorongla500the two hours or so it takes you to get to High Camp (4,800m). From here the terrain gets easier but the hiking is no less tough as the altitude starts its wearing effects on you. After another two hours or so you finally get to to the pass with its plethora of prayer flags and excellent views. After a quick cup of tea and some food at the café at the pass (honest!) you will start to make the rocky decent to the remote but sizable town of Muktinath for your well earned overnight stay. Don´t be surprised if you take longer today than anticipated as you will need to feel in tune with the altitude and hope that the weather is favourable. The pass is also often covered in snow too and if so this will make the going harder.
Day 10: Muktinath to Jomsom (2,700m, 6-7 hrs)
Today you descend from Muktinath into the district of Mustang where the scenery changes dramatically as you descend the Kali Gandaki valley into a landscape of stark rocky desolate beauty. You will go through the green kagbeni oasis that is Kagbeni (2,800m), which stands out in stark contrast to the surrounding moonscape. Coming out of Kagbeni you follow the broad rugged course of the Kali Gandaki River where thankfully the terrain is now quite flat. After a few more hours you arrive at the end of your journey in the town of Jomsom, the headquarters of Mustang district.
Day 11: Jomsom to Tatopani (1100m) by jeep or bus drive.
Breakfast and take jeep or bus drive to Tatopani hot spring. Dip into hot spring and relax whole day. It is also possible to get fly back to Pokhara if you would like to end your trek earlier.
Day 12: Trek to Ghorepani
Breakfast and steep uphill trek to Ghorepani takes 7/8 hours.
Day 13: Trek to Tikhedhunga or Ulleri (2000m)
Early morning wake up and climb up to Poonhill for morning sunrise and Himalaya Panorama view, back to Ghorepani, have breakfast and whole day downhill trek to Ulleri or Tikhedhunga.
Day 14: Tikhedhunga/Ulleri to Pokhara.
Trek downhill to Nayapul for 4/5 hours and drive back to Pokhara. The trek ends.
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Thin, lightweight inner socks
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)
Sleeping bag rated to zero DC
Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
Basic First Aid Kit
Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry insidetrekbag
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Water bottle (2) or camel bag
Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
1 medium sized quick drying towel
Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
Face and body moisturizer
Feminine hygiene products
Wet wipes (baby wipes)
Tissue /toilet roll
Anti bacterial hands wash
Trail Map/Guide book
Journal & Pen
Pencils and small notebooks
Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
Modest swim suits (for Kathmandu)