A rewarding trek, providing the opportunity to explore the scenery of both the northern and southern Himalaya. From thick fir and rhododendron forests to the harsh, thin atmosphere of the Tibetan plateau the ethnic groups encountered, lowland Hindu and highland Buddhist, are as varied as the landscape.
From the dizzying heights of the Thorung Pass (5416m) line upon line of snow ridges stretch before you whilst below lies the sub-tropical Kali Gandaki Gorge a busy pilgrimage and trade route controlled by Thakali and Mustang tribes.
Arrive in Kathmandu at any time.
Travel to Besi Sahar before heading out on a short trek to Jagat. Take in the beautiful hot springs along the way.
Begin 11 days of challenging trekking in one of the highest mountain ranges on Earth. Experience stunning Alpine pastures, forests of rhododendron, temples, rural villages and local people, waterfalls, glaciers, and some of the most spectacular mountain scenery known to man.
Trek from Bagarchhap to Chame (2,670m, 8,760ft).
Trek from Chame to Pisang (3,300m,10,827ft).
Trek from Pisang to Manang (3,540m, 11,614ft).
Enjoy a rest day at Manang.
Trek from Manang to Yak Kharta (4,018m, 13,182ft).
Trek from Yak Kharka to Phedi (4,450m, 14,600ft).
Trek from Phedi to Muktinath (3,800m, 12,467ft).
Enjoy a rest day and explore Muktinath.
Drive from Muktinath to Kalopani (2,530m, 8,301ft).
Drive from Kalopani to Tatopani (1,160m, 3,806ft).
Trek from Tatopani to Sikha (3,108m, 10,197ft).
Trek from Sikha to Ghorepani (2,785m, 9,137ft).
Enjoy a trek before taking some time to relax back in town.
Depart at any time.
There are no specific health requirements for entry into Nepal. However, you should consult your doctor for up-to-date information regarding vaccinations, high altitude medication and medications for any reasonably foreseeable illnesses whilst traveling in Nepal.
Be aware that some drugs, including anti-malarials, have side effects at altitude. Please discuss this carefully with your doctor.
Please be aware that we are in remote areas and away from medical facilities for some time during this trip. We strongly recommend that you carry a personal First Aid kit as well as sufficient quantities of any personal medical requirements (including a spare pair of glasses).
Nepal has a generally temperate climate, however altitude makes distinct variations. The monsoon sweeps up from India each summer, making mid June to mid September humid and wet. The three other distinct seasons are all suitable for trekking and each has its own advantages.
Changing global weather patterns have had their effect on the Himalayan climate and mountain weather is notoriously changeable. Always be prepared for a change in conditions and note that if severe or dangerous weather conditions occur your guide’s decision on any course of action is final.
Winter (December-February) It is cold and you will need to be prepared, but the air is very clear providing the best mountain views.
Spring (March-May) Days are increasingly warm and the rhododendrons are in bloom. Mist and clouds are not uncommon.
Summer (June-August) The monsoon season. It will rain every day, although generally in the evening and night. The hills turn lush and green and at higher elevations the alpine plants will bloom.
Autumn (September-November) The most pleasant trekking season where days are warm, but not hot; there is little chance of snow and skies are clear.
Annapurna Circuit Trek
Throng La Trek in Annapurna Circuit
|:||Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara is on a twin share basis with private facilities. Whilst trekking, accommodation is in lodges and teahouses and is of a basic standard.|
|:||On the trek meals are available in tea houses, lodges and bhattis with limited menus. Meals are generally simple, but filling, but you may wish to stock up on ‘trail munchies’ before leaving Kathmandu.|
|:||15 km. per day|
|:||Tourist Bus and Private car|
summer (March – June)
autumn (September – November)