Circumnavigate the Annapurnas – with one peak at 8091m & 28 peaks over 6000m surrounded by the Kali Gandaki Gorge, Marshyangdi River & Pokhara in the south.
The Annapurna Circuit Trek first opened to trekkers in 1980, and today is considered one of the best trekking destinations in the world, passing through Rhododendron forests in the lower regions of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains. Witness this massif and its many towering peaks that include Annapurna I, II, III, IV, the Dhaulagiri (8167m), Machchhapuchhre (Fish Tail), Annapurna South and Manaslu.
Sherpa Expedition and Trekking’s Annapurna circuit trek is perfect for those with a reasonable standard of fitness. The Annapurna trek takes you through the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the world’ deepest gorge and the world’s highest lake, and 300m high Ruptse Falls. The Annapurna Conservation Area has more than 100 species of orchids, Rhododendron forests, sub-tropical marshes, valleys, bamboo and oak forests, alpine glades and hundreds of wildlife species such as Marten, deer, Langoor monkey, and the Snow Leopard. Besides the diversity of flora and fauna, there is the unforgettable hospitality of the people in outposts, villages and towns along the trek.
The Annapurna Circuit trek offers some of the most spectacular views of a multitude of enormous snow-capped peaks and treks through high altitude passes, including the famous Thorong La Pass (5416m).
The following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek. It is important you do not forget the essential items, as this will determine your comfort and safety on the trek. Equally important is that you do not burden yourself with unnecessary equipment on the trek.
(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend you bring your personal first-aid kit as well)
You will be accommodated in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu. During the trek, we will be staying at lodges/ teahouses. You may find comfort and better quality teahouses - having attached bathroom at lower levels- until you reach higher elevations, where the accommodation is more basic with bare necessities.
In Kathmandu, your hotel includes breakfast, whereas all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be provided during the trek. A staple food of the Manang & Mustang regions is potatoes, oats, buckwheat, Sherpa stew, and Tibetan bread. Sherpa’s’ started farming potatoes when the first seeds were introduced to the region in the early 90s. There is a limited choice of food at higher elevations and except many potato dishes. Potatoes are high in carbohydrates – an excellent source of energy needed at high altitudes.
We use a private car for sightseeing and for the airport to hotel pick and drop off. We use public transportation or local buses during the trek.
This can be a challenging trek where you often have to walk 6-7 hours a day. You don’t need past experience of hiking or trekking but if you have done any kind of trekking activities then it is always a plus! We have met people from all walks of life, shapes, and sizes who have completed the trek. The only difficult part is when altitude sickness strikes and the effect that it can have on your body. Before leaving for Nepal it is good if you can prepare yourself physically by increasing your stamina and oxygen intake.
Based On 27 Reviews
The Annapurna Circuit Trek was one of the best experiences our group could have asked for. Our guide, Ram Barakoti, and porters were very knowledgeable about the trek and answered every question we had. I would highly recommend having Ram as a guide for any trek you do!
It was my first time doing such a track but I really enjoyed it and I would definitely recommend to everyone who loves nature. Entire Annapurna Conservation Area is very well equipped and prepared for trackers. It offers lot of incredible views and you are crossing through various zones of forest.
I had absolutely fantastic trek. Our guide and porter were very helpful and encouraging and clearly knew what about the trekking trail. Porter was so strong. Highly Recommended!
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