17 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek

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destination Annapurna
duration 17 Days
grade High Advance
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Annapurna
max altitude 5416m
group size 2-12
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 Hrs
accommodation Tea House
season All Season

17 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek

Complete a round trip on the lap of Annapurnas by choosing 17 days Annapurna Circuit Trek. The trek exhibits diverse geography and culture of the region.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek Opened for the travel industry since 1980, this locale trekking has been perceived as one of the world's best trekking paths as indicated by an ongoing study by Modern Maturity (USA) thus it is eminent as one of the world's central trekking goals. It accompanies you through Rhododendron woods and over the lower regions of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains. 17 Days Annapurna Circuit Trekking gives you great perspectives on the peaks, including Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Dhaulagiri (the awesome ice pyramid) and Machchhapuchhre (Fish Tail), Annapurna South and Manaslu.

Sherpa Expedition and Trekking’s Annapurna circuit trekking is perfect for apprentices just as profoundly experienced or proficient trekkers and mountain dwellers. Annapurna trekking isn't mainstream for the trekking experience yet, in addition, the characteristic natural aquifer, the world's most profound Gorge, known as Kali Gandaki Gorge, the world's most elevated height lake (Tilicho Lake), scene and shocking waterfall (Ruptse cascade). Annapurna Conservation Area has 100 assortments of Orchids and the absolute most extravagant calm Rhododendron woodlands on the planet with sub-tropical marshes, valleys, bamboo, oak forests, alpine glades, uncovered desert levels alongside 440 types of winged animals and creatures like Marten, Deer, Langoor Monkey, and the Snow Leopard. This trekking is the most compensating approach to encounter Nepal's characteristic embellishments and social variety. Strolling through Rhododendron Forests, segregated Hamlets, little mountain towns, nearby local Fauna and amazing scenes, you will likewise experience cordial and kind individuals of various societies offering a captivating look at customary rustic life.

You can make Annapurna Circuit Trek from two to about a month. For the Annapurna trekking, there are numerous alternatives to arrive at your beginning stage, for example, by transport to Nadi. The course encompasses the Annapurna Range, an assortment of huge, snow-shrouded summits, numerous more than 26,000 feet. While strolling on the Annapurna circuit trekking course, you will experience 17,000-feet passes, icy masses, the world's most profound valley, pine woods, rice paddies, tundra, remote towns, and antiquated religious communities. Most stumbles start at the Marsyangdi River and afterward proceed with north to the lush Manang Valley through Chame, Pisang, and Braga (or different towns in the valley). You should take as much time as necessary at first, becoming accustomed to the rise. Halfway through the outing, you will experience 5416m Thorung La Pass. On the opposite side of the pass, it is a lofty plunge to the Hindu and Buddhist holy places at Muktinath.

Key features of 17 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek

  • Ascending the Marshyangdi River valley
  • Get acquainted with the mountain people in the heart of Himalayas
  • Views of the world’s highest mountains: Dhaulagiri I (7th), Manaslu (8th) and Annapurna I (10th)
  • Crossing the Thorong La Pass at 5,416 meters
  • The pilgrimage town of Muktinath
  • Driving through the world’s deepest gorge and the Kaligandaki valley
  • Bath in natural hot springs at Tatopani
  • Magnificent sunrise views from Poon Hill

ITINERARY

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On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport meet our staff with Sherpa Expeditions and Trekking complimentary transport transfer to relevant Hotels, our guide will give you a briefing the Trekking, and related information that you might require while in Nepal with The Sherpa Expedition & Trekking.
From Kathmandu, we start right on time for our drive to Besishar. The street up to Besisahar is very great. When we arrived at the Besiahar we stroll about an additional 2 hour stroll to Bulebule near Marysangdi waterway. It's simple two hour stroll to Bulbule after the long transport venture. When we reach there, we spruce up and go through the night there.
On the principal day of the trek, we cross through different suspension extensions, cascades and proceed past rice paddies and woods. When we arrive at the precipice in Jagat, we can see the Marsyangdi Khola underneath and rough slopes all around. The apiaries at the highest point of the precipices is a fascination of the day's outing. In a brief time we reach Chamje where we go through the night.
As we move past limited and soak valleys, among rhododendron, pine and bamboo backwoods, in the rough overlap of a mountain, we go over an extension that takes us to a fast rising lastly on a move to uncover an extending valley. In the wake of arriving at the town of Tal, we need to move crosswise over grain, wheat and potato cultivates for some time to reach Dharapani. From that point we turn west through the fir and pine timberlands to reach Bagarchhap.
From Bagarchhap we start ahead to arrive at a Danaque town and afterward a lofty move to arrive at a Tamang town with perfect perspectives on Manaslu, Lamjung , Annapurna and other mountain delights. As we trek through a Tibetan town that goes about as a progress between the swamps and high slopes, we pursue a continuous level way to Thanchowk, Kolo lastly to Chame.
We first go through the more established piece of Chame, move up to Telekhu and proceed on a since quite a while ago, leveled way through woodlands to Breathing. The path adjusts a twist and once we proceed ahead we have to cross back toward the south bank of Marsyangdi River on a suspension connect. At that point, the path frames a delicate move over a pine-forested edge and afterward levels again as we move from the upper piece of Manang valley to Pisang.
The town of Pisang is the start of the upper locale of the Manang area. On this day, the trek moves to Braga, a Tibetan styled town. The houses here are stacked upon one another shaping verandas with every others housetops. The fundamental fascination is the Gompa, the biggest in the region, with an immense range of statues in show and roosted on a high bank with the perspective on the whole town. Sooner or later we reach Manang, where we invigorate and go through the night.
As we are moving to higher rises, we have to adjust to keep away from the danger of elevation ailment. Manang is the ideal spot with its wonderful normal setting and a climb up to Khangsar toward the evening for a short temporary re-route.
After the rest, we feel restored to proceed ahead on our outing. As we move past the tall trees towards the elevated grass and junipers, we arrive at glades with a couple of ponies and various yaks eating around. The peaceful condition with glades and soak inclines of Yak Kharka is the ideal spot for us to go through the night. We can likewise decide to stroll for an hour to reach Letdar and go through the night there
Trekking to Letdar causes in getting acclimatized to the expanding statures as we move along the east bank of Jarang Khola. In some time we arrive at a glade encompassed by vertical bluffs, the Thorung Phedi. Locating of blue sheep and snow panthers have been accounted for a couple of times in the region, while Lammergeyers and griffons are very normal. We go through the night here.
On this day, we make the very long climb of around 7-8 hours. The path is similarly simpler having been trodden for a considerable length of time, yet could get troublesome with solid breezes at the upper districts. The path is accepted to have been utilized for many years to take sheep and yaks all through Manang alongside other exchanging merchandise. We reach Thorung Phedi in around 6 hours. After we reach Thorung la pass, our whole hard walk will be remunerated by the delightful perspectives on Annapurna, Gangapurna and a vigorously glaciated pinnacle of Khatungkang. After a 1600m of drop, we see the brilliant Dhaulagiri remaining out there. Inevitably, the path turns out to be less steep and enters lush fields and knolls to at long last reach Muktinath.
From Muktinath, we pursue a way of the Jomsom trek where we plunge through knolls, streams and natural product trees to reach Kagbeni. Check out the old town at that point continue moving downwards from Kagbeni we reach Jomson, Kali Gandaki valley.
The street from Marpha to Kalopani is through another path past Chokhopani town which is a conventional Thakali town. The all encompassing perspectives on the Himalayas incorporate Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Annapurna and numerous other snow topped pinnacles. From here we cross a waterway and a recently built street to at last reach Kalopani.
Presently we move from Tatopani through towns of midland Nepal with terraced fields and slanted farmlands. As we climb a rising we move past rhododendron, magnolia and other vegetation of the territory. We at long last reach Ghorepani as we witness the excellent mountains at night sky. We rest in Ghorepani to make a solid start to Poonhill in the first part of the day.
Early morning move up to Poonhil for the sunrise, has to be the feature of the trek as we make our excursion to the vantage point promptly toward the beginning of the day with dawn. When you see the snow-topped pinnacles featured in the changing brilliant beams of the dawn, it will be one of the exceptional snapshots of one's life. The tops in the view incorporate the Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri. Otherwise called a picture taker's heaven, we can invest some energy here taking stunning photos of the entrancing encompassing, catching the breathtaking minutes in a casing. At that point, we go down to Ghorepani breakfast then 5-hour trek down to Nayapul's initial segment of the trek down until Tikhedhunga is very steep downslope with loads of steep. From there we move past terraced fields for a couple of hours to reach Nayapool. From that point, a short drive will, at last, take us to Pokhara.
In the wake of appreciating the wonderful Pokhara and its characteristic and social magnificence, we start our drive towards Kathmandu. Following a 6-7 hours drive, we at last arrive at Kathmandu. We can either rest or meander around the vacation destinations in the capital city.
Today is your international flight time, our Sherpa Expeditions and Trekking staff will transfer you to the airport for your final departure from Nepal the Land of High Himalaya..

SERVICES

Cost Included:

  • Two nights Kathmandu hotel accommodation with breakfast.
  • One night’s Pokhara hotel accommodation with breakfast.
  • Airport picks up and drop off by private vehicle.
  • Fresh fruit every night after dinner.
  • Trekking lodge accommodations during the trek.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entry permit & Tourist Information Management System (TIMS) permits
  • Public bus to Besishar and tourist bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • Shared Jeep /Bus from Jomsom to Tatopani and private transport from Nayapul to Pokhara.
  • English speaking guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • A Strong, helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people).
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • One night hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast.
  • Government taxes and official expenses.
  • Use of Sleeping bags, Down Jacket, Duffel bag and Walking Poles (if you do not have your own, to be return after you complete the trip).
  • Assistant guide group size above 6+ persons.

Cost Excluded:

  • Meals and hotel whilst you are in Kathmandu.
  • Meals in Pokhara.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic hot and cold drinks.
  • Battery charging and hot shower during the trek on the tea houses.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).

EQUIPMENTS

The following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek as the bag pack for the hiking in Nepal and the gear play a vital role for the successful trip and we suggest you to have all the necessary gear for the trip and not to have unnecessary equipment/things that you will not be using for the trip and list of the gear you need for the trek are.

General

  • Seasonable Sleeping bag and down Jacket (If you need it but has to be returned after the trek)
  • Duffle bag (We will provide duffle bag during the trek Sherpa Expedition & Trekking need to be returned after the trek)
  • A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (Must have for morning and evening above 3,000m)ve 3,000m)
  • Daypack

Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyes

  • A pair of half gloves
  • A warmer hat that covers the ears
  • Sunglasses 
  • Neckwarmer
  • Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
  • Headlamp and an extra set of batteries

Hand

  • A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
  • Warmer shell gloves and liner

Center Body

  • long sleeve t-shirts
  • Thermal Tops
  • wool Jackets or pullover
  • Artificial sports bras for (Women and girls)
  • Water and windproof shell jacket 

Lower Body 

  • Thermal underwear (especially trousers)
  • windproof and waterproof trousers
  • warmer trouser
  • Comfortable trekking pants
  • Extra casual sport pants

Feet

  • A pair of good waterproof trekking boots
  • Pair of sandals
  • 4-5 pairs of woolen socks
  • Socks liner
  • Light shoes and sneaker
  • First Aid Kits and Medicines
  • Assorted Adhesive Bandages (fabric preferred)
  • Blister treatment
  • Insect testing / anti-itch treatment
  • Ibuprofen / other pain-relief medication
  • Diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness)
  • Warps, splints, and wound coverings butterfly bandage
  • Water purifying pills

(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend better to  bring your personal first-aid kit as well)

Miscellaneous, but must useable

  • 4 pic passport sizes with original passport
  • Water bottle & filter
  • Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because of if you won to change your flight date)
  • Bathroom kit (conform, should be included Toilet papers put on the plastic bag, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)

Extra things

  • Comfortable trekking poles
  • Best energy dry foods (up to you)
  • Power Bank and music players 
  • Camera (Memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)

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Departures

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Mar 03, 2020 17 Days $1,250 $1,080
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Mar 06, 2020 17 Days $1,250 $1,070
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Mar 09, 2020 17 Days $1,250 $1,080
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Mar 12, 2020 17 Days $1,250 $1,060
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Dec 15, 2020 17 Days $1,250 $1,080
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Mar 03, 2020 17 Days $1,250 $ 1,080
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Mar 06, 2020 17 Days $1,250 $ 1,070
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Mar 09, 2020 17 Days $1,250 $ 1,080
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Mar 12, 2020 17 Days $1,250 $ 1,060
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Mar 18, 2020 17 Days $1,250 $ 1,080
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Apr 01, 2020 17 Days $1,250 $ 1,080
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Apr 07, 2020 17 Days $1,250 $ 1,080
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Apr 13, 2020 17 Days $1,250 $ 1,080
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Dec 15, 2020 17 Days $1,250 $ 1,080
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FAQS

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Yes, you can. No matter who you are, as long as you are reasonably fit, can walk for 5-6 hours a day and trek/hike a few uphill, Sherpa Expedition and Trekking team will support you to the fullest to transform your dream of standing at Annapurna Circuit into reality.
The pre-monsoon (February, March, April and May) and post monsoon (late September, October, November and December) are considered the best for the Annapurna Circuit trek as the weather conditions become favorable during this time, providing you with good visibility and a suitable atmosphere for Annapurna Circuit Trekking.
No, there is no age limit for the trek to Annapurna Circuit but, you need to be in good physical shape and have a positive attitude. We also suggest you to prior to the excursion though we suggest you to please see your doctor and obtain necessary permission and advice, as well as medications for traveling in extreme altitude prior to the excursion.
During trekking, you will be served meals in the teahouses. Typical meals are noodles, rice, pasta or potato dishes along with vegetables and egg/chicken/meat dishes. Other items mostly served as breakfasts include egg, pancake, bread, porridge, muesli, and toasts with peanut butter and honey.
A teahouse trekking accommodation will be made for you for the Annapurna Circuit Trekking whereby you will be able to stay at tea house (Local lodge) and have wholesome food and neat and clean comfortable bed throughout your trekking journey. This form of arrangement also allows you to carry less baggage; you can trek at your own pace and enjoy the Annapurna panorama on your own schedule. It is also an eco-friendly way of trekking whereby trekkers can have more contact with the local people.
Most of the teahouses on the Annapurna Circuit trail have squat toilet facilities but recently built lodges have western-style toilets as well. Nowadays, flush toilets are also being introduced with number of increasing foreign mountaineers each year. It is highly recommended to carry your own toilet paper and other required toiletries. Hot shower facilities are available. The most common type is a bucket shower, usual buckets with tap filled with hot water and placed in a shower room. Hot shower costs from US$ 2 to 5 per use and the price increases along with the elevation. Attached bathrooms and toilets are not available unless you book for a luxury lodge during the Annapurna Circuit trek.
What you want to wear depends on you but we suggest you wear warm clothes during the Annapurna Circuit Trekking. A down jacket, thermal longs and top, comfortable trekking trousers, t-shirts, fleece, windproof jacket, hat, scarf, and gloves might be useful. There are numerous trekking shops in the Thamel area of Kathmandu where you can get all of these items in both local and branded stores alike. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking may also accompany and assist you if required.
During the Annapurna Circuit Trekking, you will be on a long journey for which you will need two bags to keep your belongings. A rucksack/duffle bag and a day bag for personal items. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will provide you with a duffle bag (which is need to refund after the trek) that you can use throughout your entire journey and even afterward. These bags are durable and hence perfect for any kind of trekking journey. While the duffle bag will be carried by the potters, you will have to carry a day bag on your own. A day bag is a small backpack that has enough room for everything you will need on a day hike such as lunch, water, extra clothing and perhaps a few personnel items like camera, battery chargers, etc.
If possible, we suggest you bring your own equipment. However, sleeping bags and down jackets will be provided to you by Sherpa Expedition and Trekking. With regards to trekking poles, if you are used to walking with it then take them with you, as you will probably find them useful especially on the way down. They are not essential though and the walk is manageable without them. It is mostly a personal preference. If you prefer to take the trekking poles with you on the trekking then you can either bring your own pole or buy it from numerous options available in Kathmandu itself.
Yes, if you have a bag of extra clothing for when you return from the trekking, you will be able to store it safely in Kathmandu Sherpa Expedition and Trekking office. The storage facility is provided by most hotels and lodges in Kathmandu or you can also store it in our office for the duration of the trekking.
Our itinerary has been specially tailored to prevent any kind of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) while moving up to higher altitudes. Normally, altitude sickness starts from 3,600 meters and above. You will be trekking at a relatively slow and gradual pace as part of the acclimatization process. Cut off caffeinated, alcoholic and smoking items. Drink at least 4 liters of water a day. Trek slow. Don't skip the acclimatization days. Better to continue with Diamox (if any symptoms show up). Drink Garlic Soup. In the higher elevation, there is less oxygen in the air and this is more so while crossing high passes. Our expert guides will advise you on how to avoid AMS and treat it when/ if required.
Make sure to have both medical and evacuation insurance before coming to Nepal for Annapurna Circuit Trekking. You should be careful in choosing a policy while traveling to a Himalayan country like Nepal as some insurance companies may make special exceptions for adventure travel. If you are confused about the insurance, please inform us and we will help you. It is usually better to arrange your insurance in your country before travel.
The trekking will be 5-7 hours a day depending upon the landscape and destination.
It takes 4 to 11 days to reach Base Camp depending upon the mode of transportation and packages of Sherpa Expedition and Trekking offers.
We at Sherpa Expedition and Trekking Team always have the safety, comfort, and satisfaction of our valued customers as our foremost priority at all times, and we assure you a wonderful and unforgettable time with us in our beautiful country. Sherpa team members of Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will be carrying all the necessary gear, equipment, and first aid kits and they have extensive first aid training. If a trekker falls sick on high altitude, the leader will decide whether to continue the trek. In case of emergency, Sherpa Expedition and Trekking have a rescue helicopter to bring you back from the higher elevation. Moreover, Sherpa Expedition and Trekking also provides oximeter to monitor the oxygen level at high altitude and offers regular health check-up facilities.
You can either trek on foot or by a flight. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking offer exciting and reasonable flight to Pokhara for 4 days and 10 days. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking can also customize your tour as per your necessity.
The flights are usually regular between September and May. But due to high altitude, bad weather and unforeseen technical issues, you may experience a delay or cancellation of the flight. On the occurrence of such events, Sherpa Expedition and Trekking tourist bus will be arranged.
Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will provide one porter for two trekkers to carry 20 kgs of luggage (maximum 10 kg for each trekker). Please be sure your porters are not overloaded because they do not carry only your equipment but also lift your spirit to reach new heights, and your love, affection, and generosity can be the reason for them to work hard to take you to your destination. However, the weight limit on flights to the Annapurna region, basically to Pokhara is a total of 20 kgs including hand bag and you need to pay an extra amount per kg for the excess baggage. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking pays up to 5 kgs of extra baggage making your total to 20 kgs with your hand bag.
Garlic soup is a must while trekking. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking recommend trekkers to drink green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon ginger tea and drink at least 2-4 liters of water a day. However, it is better to avoid alcohol and alcoholic beverages, caffeinated items, and hot-chocolates at high altitude.
Sherpa Expedition and Trekking won’t recommend non-veg items because the meat in such places may not hygienic and healthy. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking also encourage to avoid dairy and cheesy items and strongly suggest not to consume them during the trek. So, our packages are suitable for both vegan and vegetarians.
Your guide and porters are a big reason why you got a chance to feel something very few can have. Apart from guiding and carrying your necessities and being mindful of your safety, they want to see you happily succeeded more than anyone like family and help you successfully complete the trek safely. So, your tips reflect gratitude towards them. So, tipping is a recommended culture for porters and guide in Nepal as a gesture of thankfulness.
Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will introduce dozens of shops selling knock-off gear in Kathmandu. You can also barter those gears at the knock-off places but be sure you keep the receipt safely. Moreover, you can rent the needed gears if you do not want to buy them.
Yes, most guesthouses offer Wi-Fi, for a small charge. it cost USD$5 per day.
ATM services are available only in Pokhara & Jomsom. However, the services might not work or run out of cash. Therefore, we suggest you carry a small amount of money to buy snacks, etc during the trekking.
Most of the tea houses/ lodges have electricity whereby you will be able to charge your iPod or camera batteries. Please note that lodges/tea houses will charge you some extra money for the services. The fee may vary from 1 USD to 5 USD per hour.

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No. Of People Price Per Person
1 Pax USD 1,250
2 Pax USD 1,081
3 Pax USD 1,070
4 - 6 Pax USD 1,020
7 - 12 Pax USD 980
13 - 18 Pax USD 940
19 - 24 Pax USD 880
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