Annapurna Round Trek

18 Days from $ 1299

Trip Overview

The Annapurna Circuit is one of the world’s best treks, and by far the exemplary treks in the Himalayas. As called by its name, Annapurna Round Trek is a route that takes you through the increasing altitudes in an anti-clockwise circuit. This Round Annapurna venture will take you around the Annapurna circuit as we hike along beautiful Gurung & Magar villages bubbling with life of the trekking trail. The trip takes you upstream Marshyangdi River as we gain altitude towards the North through the Lamjung district. This spectacular walk brings you through lush green valleys and charming villages, with glorious views of the snow-capped Himalayas as a backdrop.

This route takes us on a sweeping 18-day trek to the formidable Annapurna Range exploring the natural and cultural diversity of Nepal. We ascend the Marshyangdi Valley before heading to the high country, windswept 5416m Thorong La (pass) and around the Annapurna massif. As we trek north of the Great Himalayan divide there is a dramatic change as we enter the austere landscape of the Tibetan Plateau where the culture is mainly into Buddhism. We then head back down the great Kali Gandaki Valley, said to be the deepest gorge on earth with Annapurna and Dhaulagiri standing naked & towering some 7,000 meters above before we haul up to rest from this exhilarating trek. Our route embraces the ancient trading link beside the Kali Gandaki River. It’s a never ending gorge that flows to oblivion from its origin, & as a tiny spring in Mustang, the river flows south to India carving its way between the two towering massifs of Dhaulagiri at (8172 m) and Annapurna (8091m). The Annapurna Round Trek is rewarding in a sense where despite the fluctuating elevations & toughness of the trails, we don’t have to camp out in the cold, even though some areas are pretty remote; we enjoy the dining-room stoves and famed hospitality of the local people of the Annapurna region, whose warmth also keeps us warm in the winter. The trek finally concludes at the Kali Gandaki river valley. En route, you jog along paddy fields and subtropical forests, view the beautiful mountain scenery, several waterfalls and enormous cliffs where you can also stop over & experience interesting village life by striking up a conversation with the local folks as you come across some amazing cultural factors that can go into your notebooks. The entire trip is virtually revitalizing & will keep you captivated day after day. This trek offers inexplicable contrasts throughout the course of your venture.

Our trek itinerary has been proficiently designed for optimal acclimatization time with a few new variations that will enhance this magnificent trek with more fulfillments & a sense of purpose. While the trek goes strenuous from moderate, trekkers require an above average physical fitness ability for this trek. Generally the best preferred seasons for this trek are March to May and September to December. Come & be a part of Himalayan Trekking Alliance and get rewarded with extraordinary gifts the nature has in store for you in the Himalayas of Nepal.

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Itinerary Overview

Day 1:  Kathmandu Arrival Day (Altitude – 1350m)
Day 2:  Kathmandu to Bhulbhule by Bus (Altitude – 820m, 7-8hrs Drive)
Day 3:  Bhulbhule to Jagat (Altitude – 1300m, Walking Time 6-7hrs)
Day 4:  Jagat to Bagarchhap (Altitude – 2160m, Walking Time 5-6hrs)
Day 5:  Bagarchhap to Chame (Altitude – 2670m, Walking Time 4-5hrs)
Day 6:  Chame to Pisang (Altitude – 3200m, Walking Time 4-5hrs)
Day 7:  Pisang to Manang (Altitude – 3540m, Walking Time 6-6hrs)
Day 8:  Manang Acclimatize day
Day 9:  Manang to Yak Kharka (Altitude – 4050m Walking Time 3-4hrs)
Day 10:  Yak Kharka to Thorung Phedi (Altitude – 4525m, Walking Time 3-4hrs)
Day 11:  Thorung Phedi to Muktinath via Thorung La (Altitude – 3760m, Walking Time 8-9hrs)
Day 12:  Muktinath to Kagbeni (Altitude – 2810m, Walking Time 2-3hrs
Day 13:  Kagbeni to Marpha (Altitude –2670 m, Walking Time 4-5hrs)
Day 14:  Marpha to Ghasa (Altitude – 2110m, Walking Time 5-6hrs)
Day 15:  Ghasa to Tatopani (Altitude – 1190m, Walking Time 4-5hrs)
Day 16:  Tatopani to Pokhara (Altitude – 820m, 4-5hrs Drive)
Day 17:  Pokhara to Kathmandu (Altitude – 1350m, 7-8hrs Drive)
Day 18:  Final Departure to TIA

Price Includes

  • 14 days in the mountains which includes accommodation and 3 meals a day.
  • 3 nights of accommodation in city (Kathmandu and Pokhara) with breakfast.
  • All transportation including Airport pick up and drop off.
  • Annapurna National Park trekking permit and a Tourist Information Management System (TIMS) Card.
  • Government-licensed, English speaking guide.
  • Porter service (one porter for every two people).
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Farewell dinner.

Price Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa at Immigration at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) (approx. $40 USD) per person.
  • Trekking gear rental like sleeping bags, down jackets, trekking poles, etc.
  • All kinds of drinks and snacks.
  • Tips for the guide and porter after the trek.
  • Anything else not mentioned in the included costs above

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Frequently Asked Questions

We believe emergency medical coverage is very essential for any traveler traveling to Nepal. Travel insurance exists to ensure that trekkers/travelers get medical help if things go wrong. For our treks and trekking peak expeditions in Nepal, you are highly recommended to get yourself insurance that takes account of trekking to 5000–6000m with helicopter evacuation. Lastly, make sure that you compare your insurance plans with others to get the right policy for you.

Yes! A 25 % deposit of the full payment is required to book the respective trip package. We have very simple cancellation policy in case of your trip cancelled.
The full payment due is after your arrival in Kathmandu and before the commencement of the particular trip package that was booked by the client. And if you deposit your full payment two month prior to your arrival we will give you the surprise gift upon your arrival at Hotel.

No, you don’t have to book anything else yourself because we provide a fully guided tour packages to all of our clients. From the airport pick up to your hotel rooms for your stay, all are inclusive to our trip packages, so, even during the entire trip, our guide will accommodate you entirely without the need to book anything yourself.

Cancellation policies are defined as the circumstances in which the “Host Company” will return (or in some cases doesn’t return) the money to their guest when the booked trip package is cancelled. Generally these policies tend to protect the “Host Company” in the event of unpredicted and unanticipated cancellations of a particular trip package. It is expected for our clients to keep in mind that each tour package available through Himalayan Trekking Alliance has a cancellation policy, and we try to do our best when you choose to cancel a tour package booked by or on your behalf.

  • $25 USD per person will be deducted and refund up until 30 days prior to your scheduled arrival.
  • $50 USD per person will be deducted and refund up until 14 days prior to your scheduled arrival.
  • $75 USD per person will be deducted and refund up until 6 days prior to your scheduled arrival.

As we asked for a 25% advance to confirm your trip, this amount will not be refunded if you don’t notify us about your cancellation or any re-scheduled date within five days before your scheduled arrival. However, if you provide us with your re-scheduled dates, we will keep your advance for up to one year from your scheduled arrival and apply it to the cost of your rescheduled trip.  We may ask for an additional advance amount if the overall cost of the trip increases.

To apply for Nepal’s entry Visa, you can submit an application for a visa directly on the official website of the Department of Immigration in Nepal before traveling to Nepal. Click here for online application. You can also acquire and obtain a tourist visa upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu.  You can also obtain an entry visa at the following border points of entry in Nepal if you traveling overland:

  • Kakarvitta, Jhapa District (Eastern Nepal)
  • Birgunj, Parsa District (Central Nepal)
  • Kodari, Sindhupalchowk District (Northern Border–for group tourists only)
  • Belahia, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi District, Western Nepal)
  • Jamunaha, Nepalgunj (Banke District, Mid-Western Nepal)
  • Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali District, Far Western Nepal)
  • Gadda Chauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur District, Far Western Nepal)

Our trekking packages are all inclusive in the basic standards, but we suggest each of you carry Nepalese currency of about Rs 40,000/- to Rs 50,000 (about $400 to $500) for extra expenses for the trip. These includes:

  • A down jacket rental ($1.5 per day) and sleeping bag rental ($1.5 per day).
  • Three meals with cups of hot tea are included, but you have to pay yourself if you want to have extra food and snacks, cold drinks, chocolate bars, bakery items, etc.
  • Tip are generally expected in the tourism industry in Nepal so we suggest you kindly tip the crew. The standard tip is at least $100 per crew for about 2 weeks trip or $15 per days for Guide and $10 per day for porter.
  • Buying mineral water in the mountains will cost $2 to $4 per bottle or you can buy water purification tablets in Kathmandu for about $5 and put them in water that we can get from the teahouses.
  • Additional costs not included while trekking includes hot shower cost ($3 to $5), battery charging ($3 to $7), Wi-Fi cost ($3 to $5 per hour), etc.
  • Extra hotel night in Kathmandu due to health issue, flight cancellation, weather conditions or an early return from the trip for any reason cost ($50 per night)

For your safety, this is the suggested trekking gear list for any type of trekking in Nepal. Either you bring most of your trekking gear with you or you can buy all of the following gear in Thamel, Kathmandu from one of the many shops open from 10am to 8pm.

  • Sleeping bag and down jacket rated for about minus 10 degrees
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Towel, shampoo and toiletries
  • Trekking pole
  • Camel-bag or water bottle
  • Wind breaker jacket and fleece coat
  • Warm woolen beanie, sun hat, socks (a few pairs)
  • Long and short trekking pants (a few pairs)
  • A few t-shirts (quick dry), gloves, sun glass and sun cream
  • Day bag (carry yourself with all of your valuable belongings)  size: 40L

Note: Sleeping bag and down-jacket can be rented in Kathmandu.

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