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Highlights
  • Take in stunning himalayan views
  • Experience high passes and prayer flags
  • Stay in teahouse lodges and tiny hamlets
  • Visit sacred temples and monasteries
  • Enjoy a day to trek poon hill or unwind

On this incredible trekking adventure, spend 13 challenging days traversing rhododendron forests, isolated hamlets, and mountain villages. For six to seven hours a day, follow the trails of this challenging circuit on and around one of the world’s highest mountains while encountering temples, monasteries, and breathtaking landscapes. Led by expert guides and assisted by support staff throughout, you’ll be greeted by locals who offer a fascinating glimpse of traditional rural life and majestic views few ever experience.

Trip Description
Annapurna Circuit Trek
 
Travel Theme
Countries
Cities & Attractions
Flights & Transport
  • Only ground transport

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G Adventures Travel Reviews & Ratings
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4.8 Guide
4.8 Activities
4.8 Lodging
4.8 Transportation
4.8 Meals
4.8
Annapurna Circuit Trek

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my experience with G has been exceptional and i highly recommend people travel with Gadventures! September 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I cannot emphasise enough the powerful experience I had whilst in Nepal in the most beautiful, imposing natural beauty I have encountered. The mountains are challenging in many ways. I learned a lot during my time there, and felt humbled by the kindness of all the kind tea house owners who provided us a hot meal after a hard days hike.
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Operator G Adventures

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Fantastic experience, memories made for a lifetime. Great experience hugely influenced by the G Adventures CEOs and porters. July 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
One of the most beautiful countries I've ever visited. Experience of a lifetime, friends made for life, huge sense of achievement trekking one of the highest passes in the world.

Operator G Adventures

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I don't know if you remember me but I have been on a couple of G Adventures tours through your company.. I just wanted to give my highest praise to all your staff. First of all to Tek and Jange, our guides, and Karma and Lama, our porters, for my first trek in Nepal to base camp in January 2013. I can't say enough good things about them and that trip. I hope that by visiting Nepal again, that it is a reflection of how amazing they are. I recently went on an Annapurna Circuit trek with Shankar and Ramchandra as guides, and Vibek, Kamal and Debindra as our porters. Again I am speechless as to how to even begin to express what an incredible time I had but I will try... The crew were all hardworking, dedicated, generous and patient. They are a true reflection of the Nepalese people and culture. They re-emphasise my love for Nepal and the Nepalese culture. Their uplifting and vibrant energy was infectious and just what we needed during difficult sections of the trek. They were attentive and meticulous about how the trip was run and safety was their number one priority. They spent every waking moment tending to our needs and making sure we were all happy and comfortable. They provided us with an unforgettable experience and even went out of their way to do this. Not once did we hear them complain, even though I can imagine that their job is physically and mentally one of the hardest. I really hope they can accept my appreciation and admiration of them. They are true assets to your company. I am incredibly grateful for everything they did for us. Rest assured that they have made a lasting impression not only to me but no doubt to the other clients. I have shared so many amazing and new experiences with them, some funny, some challenging, however all exciting. I will have a bond with them that I cannot duplicate with anybody else. I will never forget them and I hope they will never forget me. They probably don't realise how much a vital role they have played in my life. I tear up thinking about what an amazing time I had. I hope that one day I will be able to repay them for all they have done for me. A special mention to Ramchandra for tirelessly and selflessly caring for me when I fell ill June 2015

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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I had an amazing and unforgettable experience. I will definitely be using G Adventures again.

Operator G Adventures

H

Recommends

I had a fantastic experience. The best parts was easily the guide Gopal, due to his experience, care and great personality. He looked after us all very well and the other staff on the trek. The assistant guide Ram was also very good and conscientious. June 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I had an excellent experience overall. One aspect I was not too keen about was the separation between the staff and the trekkers. I think this is maybe due to cultural differences, but I do not think it is necessary for the staff to wait on us! I had volunteered in a monastery before the trek for example, where everyone ate together and this gave a much greater sense of camaraderie and being part of a team all together.
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Operator G Adventures

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Recommends

Value of trip, ability to travel with group of like-minded travellers, confidence in CEO May 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I feel like I've been to the top of the world - I never knew just how beautiful the Himalayas could be and how incredible spending a day walking surrounded by the peaks could be. I was sad to leave the simple routine of wake, breakfast, walk, tea break, walk, lunch, walk, cards, dinner, bed behind once it ended. Can't wait to go back and do another hike.
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Itinerary

Day 1 Kathmandu

Arrive in Kathmandu at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Kathmandu/Jagat

Travel to Besi Sahar before heading out on a short trek to Jagat. Take in the beautiful hot springs along the way. Included Activities: Jagat Trek Transport: Private Vehicle

Day 3 Jagat/Bagarchhāp

For almost 2 weeks, we immerse ourselves into the spectacular mountain wilderness of the Annapurna Range. At 8,091m (26,545ft) Annapurna 1 is one of the highest mountains in the world. Its surrounding sister mountains are equally imposing, creating magnificent panoramas from any view point. Throughout the trek we come across isolated mountain communities, each observing different ancestral customs and traditions, resulting in not only a visually superb expedition but also a culturally rich one. Amid the rugged mountain scenery, we meet warm and welcoming locals herding yaks and goats on grassy pastures, and visit their monasteries and temples. Along the way, we see waterfalls of melted snow, cross icy rivers, broad plains, and high mountain passes and reward ourselves with a soak in natural hot springs (you've earned this!). The trekking is challenging, averaging 6-7 hrs a day, often at high altitudes. The highest point we reach, occurring on Day 9, is the 5,416m (17,769ft) Thorung Pass. Given the dangers of altitude sickness, it is imperative that we take at least 3 days to ascend to this height. A couple of days are also allowed for rest and acclimatisation. Additional Notes: Details for the trek are as follows. Please note however that the exact itinerary can vary due to unforeseen circumstances including weather conditions or bandhs (strikes) called by the government. Included Activities: Trek to Bagarchhap

Day 4 Bagarchhāp/Chame

Trek from Bagarchhap to Chame (2,670m, 8,760ft). Included Activities: Annapurna Circuit Trek

Day 5 Chame/Pisang

Trek from Chame to Pisang (3,300m,10,827ft). Included Activities: Annapurna Circuit Trek

Day 6 Pisang/Manang

Trek from Pisang to Manang (3,540m, 11,614ft). Included Activities: Annapurna Circuit Trek

Day 7 Manang

Enjoy a rest day at Manang. Included Activities: Acclimatization Day

Day 8 Manang/Yakkharka

Trek from Manang to Yak Kharta (4,018m, 13,182ft). Included Activities: Annapurna Circuit Trek

Day 9 Yakkharka/Phedi

Trek from Yak Kharka to Phedi (4,450m, 14,600ft). Included Activities: Annapurna Circuit Trek

Day 10 Phedi/Muktināth

Trek from Phedi to Muktinath (3,800m, 12,467ft). Included Activities: Annapurna Circuit Trek

Day 11 Muktināth

Enjoy a rest day and explore Muktinath. Included Activities: Acclimatization Day

Day 12 Muktināth/Kalopani

Drive from Muktinath to Kalopani (2,530m, 8,301ft). Transport: Local bus

Day 13 Kalopani/Tatopani

Drive from Kalopani to Tatopani (1,160m, 3,806ft). Transport: Local bus

Day 14 Tatopani/Sikha

Trek from Tatopani to Sikha (3,108m, 10,197ft). Included Activities: Annapurna Circuit Trek

Day 15 Sikha/Ghorepani

Trek from Sikha to Ghorepani (2,785m, 9,137ft). Included Activities: Annapurna Circuit Trek

Day 16 Ghorepani/Pokhara

Enjoy an early morning excursion to Poon Hill. It takes about 8 hrs to Nayapul, where our bus will be waiting to take us to Pokhara. Rest and take a well-deserved shower in this lakeside resort town. Included Activities: Poon Hill Excursion Annapurna Circuit Trek Transport: Private Vehicle

Day 17 Pokhara/Kathmandu

We travel back to Kathmandu where the rest of the day is free for shopping, sightseeing, or relaxing in one of the many rooftop cafés. Transport: Private Vehicle

Day 18 Kathmandu

Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day

Dates & Pricing

Price From

$ 1,249

Price Per Day:

$ 69 per person
 
All departure taxes should be included in your international flight ticket.
Details
Trip Includes
  • English-speaking local guide and full support team of porters and assistants for the Annapurna Circuit trek between Besi Sahar
  • Muktinath
  • Jomson
  • Pokhara
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Meals Included: No meals included
Flights & Transport
Only ground transportBus, walking.
Local Flights All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Maximum Number of People in Group: 15
Max 15, Avg 10

Solo Notes

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
Accomodations
Hotels/guesthouses (3 nts), teahouse lodges (14 nts).
A tea house is the combination of guest house, restaurant, and social hang out. Private rooms are available in most tea houses, except for high altitudes ones where it will be just dormitories. The lodges are fairly basic. The rooms are sparse with twin beds and very little additional furniture. Blankets are generally provided. Most bathrooms are shared and toilets can be either squat type or western style. Most tea houses have running water. The majority of tea houses only have cold showers, a few may have hot water available at an additional cost. However, we discourage our groups from using water heated by wood, as lack of firewood in villages is a big environmental concern in Nepal. There is a large dining room-cum-lounge, warmed by the bukhara stove (an iron cylinder, fitted with a chimney duct, in which a log fire is lighted). There is normally no electric lighting in the rooms unless the village has hydroelectric power. The dining room usually has solar lighting. Some tea houses now also have electricity for charging small appliances - mobile phones and cameras - and there may be a small charge for this. During a tea house trek you will usually have breakfast and dinner at the tea house, lunch will be eaten at one of the trail side restaurants. Every tea house serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), as well as a variety of different food items, such as rice, vegetables, noodles, potatoes and soup. Some have Nepali versions of western food such as pizza, pasta and french fries. Soft drinks, snacks and beer are available in most of the tea houses and trail side restaurants. And, of course, Nepali milk tea is served everywhere. All tea houses have boiled water for trekkers. We discourage the purchase of bottled water while on the trail. The plastic bottles are difficult to dispose off and have become an environmental problem.
Start City
Kathmandu
End City
Kathmandu
Guides Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, trekking support staff.

Age Notes

Min. Age: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Additional Information:

Important Notes

1. Weather conditions in the Himalayas can change rapidly and our CEO may be forced to change the trip itinerary accordingly. Travellers need to be prepared for all weather conditions. For more information please read the "what to take" section of these trip notes. 2. While our itineraries are designed to allow for adequate acclimatisation you are likely to feel the effects of altitude sickness and oxygen deprivation whilst on this trek. Please be aware that your CEO may deem it unsafe for you to continue trekking at any time, and arrange for you to descend to a lower attitude. 3. REQUIRED-In order for us to obtain the Annapurna trekking permit for our passengers, we require the following documents prior to departure. 1) A scanned colour passport copy 2) A scanned colour copy of two passport sized photographs 4. DRONES IN NEPAL Please note that drones and the flying of drones are prohibited in Nepal. If you violate these regulations the police may take you into custody.

Meals

Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. Included breakfasts will usually be asian style consisting of noodles or congee (rice porridge) or bread and eggs. Vegetarians will be able to find a range of different foods, although in some areas the choice maybe limited. While trekking in remote regions food is included, plentiful and made of fresh local ingredients. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.

Dossier Disclaimer

The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

Physical Requirements Our small group adventures bring together people of all ages. It is very important you are aware that, as a minimum, an average level of fitness and mobility' is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travellers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry their own luggage at a minimum. Travellers with a pre-existing medical condition are required to complete a short medical questionnaire, which must be signed by their physician. This is to ensure that travellers have the necessary fitness and mobility to comfortably complete their chosen trip. While our CEOs work hard to ensure that all our travellers are catered for equally, it is not their responsibility to help individuals who cannot complete the day's activities unaided. Please refer to the physical ratings in this Trip Details document for more information. The medical questionnaire can be found online at: www.gadventures.com/medical-form.
Rules & Other Requirements Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our CEOs have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

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