Annapurna Circuit & ABC Trek
Annapurna circuit Trekking is world’s best trekking in Annapurna region, also known as ‘Round Annapurna trek’ is the most enthralling trek in the Annapurna region that leads you to the awesome Himalayan Mountains and to Annapurna-I base camp. This trek is a simple and fascinating trek up to the base of the massive Annapurna Himalayas. We wade into alpine territory within 5 days to reach Annapurna cuircuit trek.
Our journey takes off with a panoramic drive or flight from Kathmandu to the City of Lakes, Pokhara. Surrounded by mountain peaks and tropical hills, Pokhara is a trekker's hub where we warm up with some sightseeing of the lake city and do some boating on the Phewa Lake. With a drive either to Phedi or Nayapul, which are both start points of Annapurna Base Camp trekking, our hike takes us to Chhomrong, a lovely Magar village at the foothills of the amazing Annapurna. We move on with our trek down to Chhomrong River and we ascend to Sinuwa from where gorgeous Fishtail Mountain is clearly visible. The trail continues through bamboo forest to Dovan, into the Himalaya to Deurali where the views change into barren stark landscapes. As the gorge broadens, we steadily ascend to Fishtail (Machapuchare) base camp at 3700m to experience sensational mountain vistas from a natural amphitheatre. This will be a moment never to be forgotten with the glorious views of gigantic Himalayas - Annapurna I, Fishtail, Gangapurna, Annapurna south, Hiunchuli, and many other dazzling peaks from the base camp along with the splendid treasure, the Annapurna glacier.
Trip ItineraryDay 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,350m.), meet our staff and transfers to Hotel.
Day 02: Drive to Besishahar (823m.) transfer to teahouse Lodge.
Day 03: Drive to Chame (2,713m.) by local Jeep. O/N at Lodge.
Day 04: Trek from Chame – Pisang (3,185m.) O/N at Teahuse Lodge
Day 05: Pisang – Manang Village (3,351m.) O/N at Teahuse Lodge
Day 05: Manang village rest for acclimatization.
Day 07: Manang Village – Thorung Phedi (4,510m.) O/N at Teahuse Lodge
Day 08: Thorung Phedi - Thorung–La Pass (5,416m.) - Muktinath (3,748m.)
Day 09: Muktinath – Marpha Village (2,667m.) O/N at Teahuse Lodge
Day 10: Marpha – Tatopani (1,189m.) Walk/drive by local Jeep.
Day 11: Tatopani – Ghorepani (2,855m.) O/N at Teahuse Lodge
Day 12: Ghorepani – Poon Hill (3,210m.) – Tadapani (2,700m.)
Day 13: Tadapani – Chhomrong Village (2,210m.) O/N at Teahuse Lodge
Day 14: Chhomrong – Himalaya Hotel (2,900m.) O/N at Teahuse Lodge
Day 15: Himalaya Hotel – Machhapuchhre Base Camp (4,000m.)
Day 16: Machhapuchhre BC - Annapurna Base Camp (4,200m.) – Himalaya Hotel.
Day 17: Himalaya Hotel – Chhomrong Village. O/N at Teahuse Lodge
Day 18: Chhomrong – Nayapul, drive back to Pokhara (915m.) O/N at Hotel.
Day 19: Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus then transfer to Hotel.
Day 20: Kathmandu free
Day 21: Last minute, transfers to the airport for your onward Journey.
Note: If above itinerary couldn't meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as Tibet tours, Bhutan tours, and Jungle safari in Nepal.
Trip Date & Cost
- All land transportation by Car, Van Hiace and tourist Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport, trekking pick up and drop).
- 3 Nights hotel accommodation in Ktm, 1 night in Pokhara, at Bed & Breakfast basis.
- 3 Major meals; B/L/D (by Lodge menu) and accommodation at best available teahouse lodge during the trek en-route.
- One professional English speaking trekking guide and necessary Porter. (1 Porter between two member)
- Life insurance for all support crews and their daily wages.
- Per member 15 Kg. luggage allow while in the trekking.
- Trekking Permit and Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) fees.
- Air Ticket: Jomsom/Pokhara with airport tax. Itinerary A
- Medical Kit Box for Nepali support crews.
- All official taxes and service charge.
TREK COST DOESN’T INCLUDE:
- Personal transportation except above programs.
- Air Ticket: Pokhara/Kathmandu and airport tax.
- Major meals lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- Personal trekking gears as well as sleeping bags.
- Personal Nature expenses.
- Emergency evacuation (If incase).
- Drinks except tea and coffee.
- Airfare: to & from your country.
- Nepal entry, re-entry visa fees and international airport departure taxes.
- Personal travel insurance.
- Tips for trekking crews.
Equipment for this trip.
The following gives you a general idea of the trekking equipment and clothing needed for this trek.
This is a porter-supported trek. Two clients share one porter. We will supply you a trek duffel bag where you keep your heavy items and this bag is carried by the porter. You will need to bring your own daypack to be carried by you. In the daypack, you can put money, important documents, water bottle/bladder, camera, toiletries, sunscreen, notebook, etc.
The weight limit for the porter is 30 kg or 66 pounds. 15 kg or 33 pounds for each client. So, we recommend you to pack as carefully as you can and not exceed the weight limit. You can leave your non-trekking stuff at the locker facility in the Kathmandu hotel.
- 4-season sleeping bag (We can provide one if you need it but has to be returned after the trek.)
- Duffel bag
- Down jacket (Must have for mornings, nights and evenings, and for altitudes above 4,000 m; We can provide it if you need one but has to be returned after the trek.)
Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
- Sun hat
- Wool or synthetic hat that cover the ears
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Neck warmer
- Liner gloves
- Heavier shell gloves
- Lightweight expedition thermal tops
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Water/windproof shell jacket (Preferably breathable fabric)
- Synthetic sports bras (For women)
Lower Body – Legs
- Lightweight expedition thermal bottoms
- Nylon hiking shorts
- Soft shell and hard shell trekking pants
- Water/windproof trousers
- Casual pants
- Liner socks
- Heavyweight socks
- Waterproof hiking/trekking boots
- Light shoes/sneakers/sandals
- Gaiters (For monsoon and winter)
Medicines and First Aid Kits
(Please note our guide will carry the first-aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personalized first-aid kit as well.)
- Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches
- Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
- Immodium or Pepto Bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea
- Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness
- Anti-infection ointments
- Lip balm (At least SPF 20)
- Sunscreen (SPF 40)
Miscellaneous, but Important!
- Passport and extra passport photos (3 copies)
- Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave one at our office in Kathmandu just in case if you need to change the date of your flight.)
- Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport
- Water bottle/bladder
- Water purification Iodine tablets
- Toiletry kit (Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.)
- Adjustable trekking poles
- Favorite snack foods (No more than 2 pounds)
- Paperback books, cards, mp3 player
- Cameras (Memory cards, chargers and also batteries)
- Pee bottle for men and pee funnel for woman
This list is only a guide. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands, and versions of each piece of equipment. Use your experience and the listed features to find the best gear for you. Some of the above equipment can be easily found in stores in Kathmandu for cheaper prices.
Note: Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing such as those made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals, especially to women. If you find these items comfortable as a base layer, please pack something to wear on top of them.
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