A legendary trekking in Nepal for diverse culture, nature and landscapes with cost and dates of 15 days Annapurna Circuit Trek for 2023/2024. Are you love trekking in Nepal, Annapurna Circuit is a perfect trek for beginner to senior hikers. It is full of natural and cultural wonders with majestic mountain views. Trekking Annapurna Circuit has become a favorite trek for solo and small group trekkers.The ever changing mountain sceneries has attracted many budget trekkers and backpackers to trek around Annapurna Circuit Nepal.The classic Annapurna Circuit is a good way to spend your holidays in Nepal, trek through rhododendron forests, isolated hamlets and Tibet villages. Please email us at [email protected] and call or leave message on WhatsApp at +977 9851023742 to book trekking 15 days Annapurna circuit package.
Trek Name: Annapurna Circuit Trek Nepal
Trek Duration: 15 Days
Trek Difficulty: Hard
Trek Season: Aug to Nov, Jan to Jun
Trek Altitude: 800m- 5416m
Trek Cost: USD 730- USD1390
Group Size: 01 - 12 people
Trek Package: Private/Group Trek
Mode of Transfer: Bus / Car / Flight
Start/End of Trip: Kathmandu/Pokhara
Annapurna Circuit Trek 15 days package price and departure dates.
15 days Annapurna Circuit Trek is specially designed for those individuals and group trekkers with limited time trekking around Annapurna Nepal.The Annapurna Circuit Trekking is regarded as one of the finest treks in the Himalayas. The world classic trek around entire Annapurna massif with 5,416 m high Thorong La Pass.You will trek through pristine valleys and villages of Annapurna conservation area, yet construction of roads building up both sides has shorten Annapurna circuit trek route significantly.
Annapurna Circuit Trek is very popular among adventure trekkers.A classic trek around the world's 10th highest mountain Annapurna gives you an exhilarating experience of true nature and serenity.The Annapurna Circuit Trek 15 Days walk goes all the way through two zones-Gandaki and Dhaulagiri and four districts-Lamjung, Manang, Mustang and Myangdi.
Annapurna Circuit Trek Package
We offer budget, standard and full fledged package to Annapurna Circuit Trek.In the package price, guide, permit, accommodation and meals are all inclusive. We make sure a good value for money and a great option for trek beginners and solo trekkers.
Annapurna Circuit Trek Difficulty
The paths are mostly in good condition. No technical skills are required so the act of walking is pretty straightforward. The physical effort required, it clearly helps to be as fit as possible. Saying that, you don’t have to be an athlete, far from it. People of all ages and levels of fitness complete the Annapurna Circuit Trek. The key point to remember is to hike at your own pace.Over the course of the trek, you ascend in altitude from 700 m to 5106 m. Much of the route, particularly in the early days, involves plenty of up and down – descending to cross the river, ascending again, then repeating the process further along the trail.
Annapurna Circuit Trek Permit
For the Annapurna Circuit trek you need two permits. TIMS card, the Trekkers information management card and the Annapurna Conservation Area (ACAP) permit are necessary, costs around USD 50. We will take care of your trek permit on your behalf once you book Annapurna Circuit Trek with us-The Mission Eco Trek & Expedition Pvt. Ltd. For this, we need your scanned passport copy and two passport size photos.
Annapurna Circuit Trek Accommodation
Along the Annapurna Circuit trek, accommodation is in guesthouses often called tea houses along the way.Rooms generally are more basic.Rooms have two single beds with pillows and blankets are always provided but a sleeping bag is a must (don’t expect the blankets to be particularly fresh or clean).Things like hot showers and WIFI are getting more common, but you need to pay an extra cost.
There are most often shared toilet facilities rather than en-suite bathrooms on the Annapurna Circuit trek. These can be inside the main building or in an outhouse. It can be a western style toilet or a squat. Things tend to become more basic in places at higher altitude. You’ll need to have your own toilet paper, and soap isn’t always provided so make sure you have hand sanitizer too. Generally speaking, used toilet paper goes in a bin (read battered old metal can or such like) next to the toilet. You flush the squat toilet by scooping water out of the nearby bucket with whatever receptacle is provided.
There’s always a dining room where meals are served, and it’s a good place to get to know your fellow trekkers. The higher you go, there will usually be a fire in the dining room around dinner time, although this is by no means guaranteed.
Showers are available over the first few days, but chances for a hot shower limited the higher you go. Gas needs to be transported by mules and it’s more important for cooking and heating. It’s sometimes possible to get one for a fee, but you might be standing in a cold room under a spray with very little pressure. Best to be prepared to keep yourself clean with wet wipes and look forward to a hot shower when you reach Dharapani.
Food on Annapurna Circuit Trek
The food is often quite good.Food and drink on the Annapurna Circuit is similar to what you find on Nepal’s other treks, although options are usually more varieties than other treks like the Langtang, Manaslu Circuit.The options become even more limited throughout the trek as altitude increases, while prices go up as the cost of fuel and transporting goods gets higher.You have to eat dinner and breakfast at the tea houses you stay. Lunch will generally be at a different place somewhere along the trail unless it’s a short day and you arrive at your destination earlier.Try to order the same as the people you’re trekking with. Your food will usually arrive more quickly and less fuel will be needed to cook it.Think carefully before ordering meat. Refrigeration, storage and kitchen standards mean that eating veggie is the safest option.
Dal Bhat is a combination of dal (lentils), veg curry, pickle, rice and vegetables, this staple of the Nepali diet is a great option. It comes with a guaranteed refill of rice and curry, and usually some extra dal too. The vegetable component varies depending on what or if there’s anything growing in the garden (and it pretty much disappears the last few days before the Larke Pass). Dal Bhat is what all guides and porters eat so it’s constantly being prepared, unlike more western style dishes which always have to be made to order. And as the whole cooking process requires less energy, this means that it’s better for the environment too.
Breakfast include porridge, pancakes, omelettes, boiled eggs, and various breads (Tibetan bread, buckwheat bread, chapatis, and so on).
Main dishes for Lunch and Dinner
Standard dishes on menus are soups, pasta dishes, various fried rice dishes, momos, a kind of dumpling, pizzas, and of course, Dal Bhat. Some dishes have meat options but this is something to be wary of. Lots of dishes have egg and some tuna from a can.
Hot drinks are on the menu at every guesthouse, with an often huge range of options stretching from regular black tea and coffee to masala tea, lemon ginger honey tea, and hot chocolate.
Annapurna Circuit Trek Cost
Manaslu Trek package costs ranges from USD 990 to USD 1600 and includes all transfers, accommodation, meals, permits, and even the hotel stay before and after the trek.
Internet, Wifi, Sim cards and staying Charged
If you’re looking to stay connected while trekking the Annapurna Circuit, the options are fairly limited.
Wifi: Wifi is available in the tea houses along the trail. There is however normally a charge for using the internet,WiFi and with slow speeds, you may end up wishing you hadn’t bothered. If there’s nothing urgent, our advice would be to wait until you get back from the mountains.Costs anywhere from $4 to $6 to use WiFi at the guesthouses.
4G sim cards and packages can be bought at the airport, or from numerous vendors in the Thamel area of Kathmandu. They’re great in the city but as soon as you leave the coverage is patchy. We recommend Nepal Telecom and Ncell for 3G/4G coverage. It’s safe to say that in the mountains, neither are really any good.
Electricity-There are electricity available along the trail to charge your power banks, cameras, and phones. The key is to get a fat power bank. Pay to charge that then charge everything from your power bank.Your power bank lets you charge your phone and camera batteries. Most of the places you stay let you charge your gear for an extra cost.
Best time to trek Annapurna Circuit
The best time to go trekking in Annapurna Circuit is Spring, Autumn and Winter.
September, October and November are the most popular months for trekking in Annapurna Circuit. Autumn brings clear blue skies and mild temperatures before the cold sets in in December. Autumn is also a festive season with the celebration of Dashain and Tihar. Nepal’s biggest festivals.The weather is generally dry and clear, with warm sunny days and excellent visibility. Regardless of the seasons, the weather conditions at Thorung La can change rapidly and there is always a chance of unstable weather, cold and snow storms. It is important to check the weather forecast before crossing Thorung La. A freak storm in October 2014 killed several trekkers as they got stuck in bad weather and snow.
The spring season from March to May is considered to be the next best option. The weather is generally clear although a little colder, particularly at higher
altitudes. Mornings are sunny and flowers are in bloom. There is however a higher chance of rain, or even snow, and melting ice increases the chances of landslides or avalanches.
June, July and August are the monsoon months.The Marsyangdi valley up to Manang sees lots of rainfalls. The trails will be muddy with lots of leeches, but the landscapes will be lush and green. The Kali Gandaki valley is in the rain shadow and sees much less rain. The monsoon is responsible for warm and wet weather, with cloud and mist making visibility extremely poor. You can hardly see a mountain. Leeches are a big problem at this time of year, as is the risk of landslides. As the Manaslu Region was one of the worst affected by the 2015 earthquake, there are many landslide areas – these can be more dangerous in wet weather.
January and February are too cold with lots of snow on the trail. The Thorung La Pass will be closed due to heavy snowstorms and a risk of avalanches. By March/April the pass reopens again, but you can still expect snow at the higher altitudes.
Day 1: Kathmandu to Besisahar by bus and trek to Bhulbhule (800m/850m)
After breakfast we will be picked up by our trekking team for the bus ride to Besisahar and shortly after we will have a short walk from Khudi to your over night stay at Bhulbhule at 825m.
Day 2: Bhulbhule to Jagat (1,290m, 7-8 hrs)
Your first full day of hiking will be a long but steady day where you will be introduced into the mountain culture maria on bridgeand topography of Nepal. You will start your trek hiking through beautiful terraced rice fields, Nepali villages, and cross over jaw dropping suspension bridges as you pass through the villages of Ngadi, Lampata and Bahundanda. All the time you will marvel at the raging power of the Marsyangdi River. A great first day!
Day 3: Jagat to Dharapani(1,860m, 6-7 hrs)
Today you will walk the splendid trail that takes you through the forest to the village of Chyamje (1,400m). The path then starts to hug the cliffs as you ascend the rocky path alongside the Marsyangdi River that leads steeply upwards to the serene village of Tal (1,675m), the first town in Manang district. The going gets easier out of Tal and we continue on an undulating trail that takes us to the village of Dharapani, your overnight stop.
Day 4: Dharapani to Chame(2,620m, 6-7 hrs)
After breakfast we head out and hike up to Bagarchap village (2,160m) where the houses now change to the more traditional flat roofed Tibetan style. We continue upwards to Tyanja (2,360m), Kopar (2,590m) and then Chame at 2,620m. As we reach Chame, the headquarters of Manang district, we are rewarded by the fine views of Annapurna 2.
Day 5: 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 6: 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 7: 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 8: 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 9: 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 10: 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 11: 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 kagabennioasis 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 12: 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 13: Trek to Ghorepani
Breakfast and steep uphill trek to Ghorepani takes 7/8 hours.
Day 14: 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 15: Tikhedhunga/Ulleri to Pokhara.
Trek downhill to Nayapul for 4/5 hours and drive back to Pokhara. The trek ends.
Annapurna Trek Packing List
We would suggest to take what you need and make your bag as light as possible.You can expect to need more warm clothes in the colder months. Also, crampons may be needed if there’s ice and snow on the pass. On the other hand, if you plan to trek with a porter then this will make choosing what to take a bit easier – just don’t overload your porter of course. Also, bear in mind that it’s very common to leave excess baggage at hotels and guesthouses in Kathmandu.Sleeping Bag (NPR 200 - 300 NPR per day) is available to rent in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Long-sleeved shirts or sweater
Modest clothing that covers knees and shoulders (Long pants, long skirts, shirts that cover shoulders)
Shawl or scarf (for temple visits)
Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border)
Insurance info (required) (With photocopies)
Passport (required) (With photocopies)
Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies)
Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries)
Cash, credit and debit cards
Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights)
First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, band-aids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes,
antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra
prescription drugs you may be taking)
Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal)
Locks for bags
Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.)
Reusable water bottle
Small travel towel
Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable)
Watch and alarm clock
Waterproof backpack cover
Windproof rain jacket
Health and Safety:
Face masks (required)
Hand sanitizer (required)
Pen (Please bring your own pen for filling out documents.)
High Altitude Trekking
Down jacket (Recommended for winter season)
Hiking boots (Worn frequently prior to departure)
Pack liners to waterproof bags
Reusable water bottler - minimum 1 litre (Aluminium or Nalgene polypropylene are best)
Sandals (For wearing around camp in the evenings)
Sleeping bag and liner, 4 season
Spare boot laces
Thermal base layer
Windproof rain gear
Drinking Water-The Annapurna Circuit is physically demanding and drinking plenty of water is a must.Drinking lots of water helps you acclimatize. Please drink at least three liters of water while trekking each day.Use an effective sterilization method to make sure your water is safe to drink.Purification tablets and the Steripen is a perfect means sterilization the drinking water.Bottled water and hot water is available to buy throughout the trek, the cost ranges from USD 3 to USD 5 per liters.
Annapurna Circuit Trek Guide
A guide is required on this trek and the guide manages all of the logistics, distances, directions, and tea houses. The directions are not always very clear like on the Everest Base Camp trek and having the guide manage all of the logistics is great.The Annapurna Circuit Trek does require a guide and also can be done independently as well.
Drugs and Smoke-Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is not acceptable for our travellers, also illegal in Nepal. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. We have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.
Laundry- Laundry facilities are offered by some of tea house and hotel for a charge. There will be times when you may want to or have to do your own laundry so we suggest you bring non-polluting/biodegradable soap.
Money Matter-Everything is payable in the local currency, Nepalese Rupees (NPR).Take plenty of small denomination notes as change is not readily available on the trail, particularly at higher altitudes. Also beware that ATM have max withdrawal amounts, and your bank may have a max daily withdrawal limit, so you may not be able to withdraw the total amount that you need all in one day. The amount of money you need to take on the Manaslu Circuit Trek will depend on whether you’re on an inclusive tour or not. If you are on an inclusive tour then you’ll only need money for any snacks or drinks over and above what’s included in your package. If you are paying as you go, then you’ll need to have enough cash to cover all costs: accommodation, food, drink, etc.
Travel insurance is compulsory trekking in Annapurna Circuit because the high altitude can lead to many illnesses, weakness in trekkers, and misjudgments. There is also a risk on trails for falls, avalanches, or other mishaps. When selecting a travel insurance policy please bear in mind that all clients must have medical coverage and that we require a minimum coverage of USD 200,000 for repatriation and emergency rescue. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.
Nepal Visa-Tourist visas are available on arrival at Kathmandu-Tribhuvan International Airport and at all land border crossings that are open to foreign travellers. While this is available for most foreigners, citizens of some countries are required to get a visa prior to arrival, while those from SAARC countries can get their visa free of charge.There are three different visa options and prices: Multiple Entry 15 Days – 30 USD, 30 Days – 50 USD and 90 Days – 125 USD. In order to get a visa on arrival you’ll need four things:
One passport size photo
A passport valid for at least six months
At least one blank page in your passport
The visa fee in cash (US Dollars is best)
Laundry-Laundry facilities are offered by some of tea house and hotel for a charge. There will be times when you may want to or have to do your own laundry so we suggest you bring non-polluting/biodegradable soap.
Passports- As a general rule, your passport has a minimum of 6 months validity remaining. Your passport details are required to complete your booking. Please ensure the passport details you provide are accurate. Any errors provided may result in extra fees for making corrections in bookings. We recommend taking copies of the main passport pages and other important documents with you as well as leave copies at home with family or friends.
Travelers to altitudes higher than 2,500 m are at risk of altitude sickness, also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS). This can be life-threatening and affect anyone, even people who are very physically fit. There is a higher risk for those who have had altitude sickness before, who exercise or drink alcohol before adjusting to the altitude, or who have health problems that affect breathing. If your tour travels to high altitude, see your doctor for advice specific to you and your situation before you depart. It is important to be aware of the normal altitude symptoms that you may encounter BUT NOT worry about:
1.Periods of sleeplessness
2.Occasional loss of appetite
3.Vivid, wild dreams at around 2500-3800m in altitude
4.Unexpected momentary shortness of breath, day and night
5.Periodic breathing that wakes you occasionally
If you are feeling nauseous, dizzy, or experience other symptoms, please be sure to let your guide know immediately so that we can monitor your condition. Please be aware that should your guide deem it unsafe for you to continue trekking at any time, they will arrange for you to descend to a lower altitude.
Medical Facilities and Treatment
Medical facilities in Nepal are very limited, particularly outside Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, treatment at international-standard clinics is expensive and up-front payment for services is generally required. Make sure you have adequate travel health insurance and accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment, including evacuation by helicopter.
Alcohol and Caffeine
Alcohol and trekking don't mix. We highly recommend that you limit your alcohol consumption in Kathmandu prior to your trip. Celebrate your achievements after your trek. Both alcohol and caffeine increase dehydration. Limit your intake of both when hiking at high altitudes.
Solo Travelers-Single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
Minimum Age-You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a our tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.
Own Departure-Small groups of four or more can pick their own desired departure dates. So grab your family, your neighbors, or your best friends and call us.
Customized Private Trip-Family reunions, corporate groups, wedding parties, student groups, church groups, and any groups interested in a customized departure are welcome to contact us.
Trip Cancellation-If you cancel prior to departure, we need written notice and cancellation fees are:
91 or more days -$0
61 to 90 days -$500
31 to 60 days -50% of trip cost
0 to 30 days -100% of trip cost
Go to Nepal for FREE-For private groups with nine full-paying passengers, the 10th person goes free. Well, almost free.International airfare not included and there is a $400 cost which is needed to cover Pokhara flights, and trekking permit.
Payment and Cancellation Policy- Deposit of $500 due at time of reservation. Final balance prior to trip departure.
Guide and Porter Cost- For ABC trek, pay for guides range from $25 to $35 per day and porters take $20 to $30 per day.
Tipping-People have become used to receiving tips. However, there is no set amount as tipping is a westerner created culture. They will be happy to receive what you see fit to give. If you feel confused, trekkers have taken 15% of the total pay as the standard.
Electricity and Charging Battery-You can charge batteries en route. For this, you need to bring your charger. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay a certain amount for it.
WiFi and Internet-You will have enough Internet access in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you in your home country and at losing connection is very common at times.