15 days Annapurna circuit trek will bring you some of the most amazing landscapes of Nepal which is full of natural and cultural wonders. The Annapurna Circuit Trek has become a favorite trek for solo and small group trekkers now in Nepal. The ever changing mountain sceneries and the Himalayas views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges make the trek so popular among budget trekkers and backpackers. In addition, this is a perfect itinerary for all sorts of hikers like beginners to seniors who love trekking in Nepal. Also, you are passing by rhododendron forests, isolated hamlets and Tibet villages. The best classic trek around Annapurna massif is the best way to spend your holidays in Nepal. For last minute booking and any queries regarding this trip package, please email us at [email protected] and call or message on WhatsApp at +977 9851023742.
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 who have limited time for trekking in Annapurna Circuit Nepal. And also very interesting to explore Annapurna Circuit area by crossing Thorong La Pass at 5416m. A classic trek around the world's 10th highest mountain Annapurna gives you a feeling of exhilarating experience of nature's true form and serenity.
The Annapurna Circuit Trekking is regarded as one of the finest treks in the Himalayas. The world classic trek around the entire Annapurna range taking in the 5,416m high Thorong La Pass. The Annapurna Circuit once is a three week trek through the pristine valleys and villages of the Annapurna range, but the construction of roads encroaching up both sides has shorten the route significantly.
Annapurna Circuit Trek is still popular among adventure trekkers. Depending on how far up the roads you decided to start and finishing the walking, the shortest and the longest Annapurna circuit trek can now be completed in 15 days. Trekkers on the Annapurna Circuit now must decide where to begin. Most start on the Besishahar side. Trek from Besishahar to Chamje – 2 days along the dirt road. The other side, the road starts around Jomsom and the trek from Jomsom to Pokhara takes 4-6 days.
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.
Trek Gear List: No need to bring unnecessary trekking equipment with you for trekking in Nepal. The following trekking equipment and gears are recommended before trekking in Nepal. Most of the trekking equipment what you will need can be rented or purchased in Nepal either in Kathmandu or Pokhara at cheap price. We will help you with the necessary arrangements. Except your day pack all the luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 15kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking part of the trip can be stored in the storage room of hotel without extra cost.
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)