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14 day Annapurna Circuit trek from Kathmandu

The Annapurna Circuit Trek, also called Annapurna Round, is a 14 day journey through Nepal's Himalayas. This awe-inspiring adventure features breathtaking mountain views, varied landscapes from lush forests to arid terrain, and opportunities to immerse in local culture. It's a must-do trek for nature enthusiasts and those seeking a life-changing experience.

14-day Annapurna Circuit trek from Kathmandu

Why Choose the Annapurna Circuit Trek? Highlights Inside!

  •  Breathtaking Mountain Vistas,
  •  Adventurous Journey with Steep Ascents,
  •  Diverse Landscapes – Forests, Villages, and Arid Terrain,
  •  Unique Teahouse Experience with Local Hospitality,
  •  Unforgettable magical Views from Thorong-La Pass Top,
  •  Ancient Buddhist Gompa(Monastery),
  •  Cultural Exploration(Muktinath) – Ethnic Communities & Ancient Sites,
  •  Cross Iconic Suspension Bridges,
  •  Annapurna Circuit: An Epic Trek!

Unveiling the Beauty of the Annapurna Circuit Trek: Trip Overview.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek, also known as the Round Annapurna Trek, is a renowned and captivating route in Nepal that beckons adventurers to explore its natural wonders and cultural gems. Joining the expedition with Safe Holiday Adventure, a reputable trekking company in Nepal, guarantees a safe and reliable journey through this extraordinary trail.

The trek commences with a picturesque path meandering through lush subtropical forests, verdant paddy fields, and alongside the world’s deepest river gorge. The ever-changing landscape unfolds as you progress, revealing icy formations, a lofty mountain pass, and arid cliffs, offering an authentic experience of Nepal’s diverse terrain.

Passing through the enchanting village of Manang, you’ll be treated to stunning vistas of the Manaslu range, traditional Tibetan-like Buddhist settlements, and alluring woodlands. The Marshyangdi River Valley will mesmerize you with its breathtaking beauty and cultural richness.

The crowning jewel of this adventure is undoubtedly the majestic Thorong La Pass, the world’s widest trekking pass towering at an impressive altitude of 5,414 meters. From here, a panoramic vista of the Annapurna Massif, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Tilicho Peak awaits, etching unforgettable memories of Nepal’s grandeur in your heart.

Venturing further, you’ll enter the mystical realm of Mustang and pay a visit to the sacred Hindu town of Muktinath, steeped in cultural and historical significance. The Kali Gandaki Valley will guide you to the unique and intriguing village of Marpha, known for its small monastery, quaint cobbled streets, and bountiful apple orchards.

Throughout the journey, Safe Holiday Adventure ensures proper acclimatization to safely tackle the challenging Thorong La Pass(5420m). Expect an average of 6-7 hours of walking per day, demanding good physical fitness to savor an enjoyable experience.

Beyond the awe-inspiring landscapes and cultural encounters, the Annapurna Circuit Trek 14 Days Itinerary is a paradise for photographers, Researcher, Students and Educational tour. Every step offers countless opportunities to capture the beauty of diverse landscapes, charming mixed Up Cultural villages, and majestic mountains through your lens.

With Safe Holiday Adventure , you embark on a journey that allows you to discover the multifaceted aspects, cultures, and landscapes of Nepal, all wrapped into one unforgettable expedition encircling the Annapurna range.

Moreover, the trek serves as an opportunity to delve into Nepal’s cultural heritage. The temple and 108 waterspouts at Muktinath hold profound religious significance for Hindus, representing an integral part of the country’s cultural history.

As you continue your journey, the villages of Jharkot and Kagbeni will immerse you in the richness of Buddhist culture, featuring monasteries and Buddhiest prayer flags, adding depth to your authentic experience.

Kagbeni, in particular, is a Ancient charming village where yak and mule trains regularly transport goods northward, contributing to the traditional ambiance of the area. Every day of the Annapurna trek via Thorong la pass  is filled with delightful surprises and interesting discoveries, such as almost prehistoric clay effigies that catch your eye and spark curiosity.

Throughout the adventure, the expert guides from us  will accompany you, providing up-close and personal views of the majestic mountains, ensuring your safety and enjoyment throughout the entirety of this extraordinary trekking experience.

When is the best time to hike the Annapurna Circuit Trek?

The ideal time to embark on the Annapurna Circuit trek from Kathmandu is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months boast steady weather, clear skies, and pleasant temperatures, creating perfect conditions for trekking. Trekkers can relish breathtaking views of the majestic Himalayas, while the trails remain easily accessible and enjoyable. Conversely, it’s best to avoid trekking during the monsoon season (June to August) due to heavy rainfall and potential risks like landslides.

Is This Trek Suitable For You?

  • The Annapurna Circuit Trek takes you to high elevations above 5,000 meters, so you need to be physically fit,
  • You’ll start from Besisahar and take a four-wheeler to Chame on a rough mountain track,
  • The trek is 14 days long, and you’ll encounter steep slopes, river crossings with wooden bridges, and the challenging Thorung La pass at 5,416 meters,
  • If you can hike on rough terrain and climb stairs easily, you can do this trek without technical climbing skills. It’s an adventure amidst stunning mountains,
  • Along the Annapurna Circuit Trek, you’ll experience the thrill of a lifetime. As you ascend to elevations over 5,000 meters, the stunning vistas of majestic mountains will leave you breathless. But to fully enjoy this adventure, you must ensure you’re physically prepared,
  • The journey commences in Besisahar, where you’ll hop on a four-wheeler to reach Chame. Brace yourself for a bumpy and exhilarating ride through rough mountain tracks,
  • For 14 days, you’ll be immersed in nature’s beauty, encountering steep ascents and descents on the trail. Don’t worry; traditional wooden bridges will help you cross the rivers along the way,
  • However, the ultimate test of your determination awaits at Thorung La pass, standing tall at an impressive 5,416 meters above sea level. Conquering this pass will be a significant achievement and an unforgettable moment,
  • Keep in mind that technical climbing skills are not required for this trek, but a good level of fitness is essential. If you can hike on challenging terrains and climb stairs without any trouble, you’re well on your way to making this journey a reality,
  • The Annapurna Circuit Trek promises an adventure filled with nature’s wonders, and with the right preparation, you can create lasting memories amidst the awe-inspiring mountains of Nepal.

Day 1: Kathmandu (1,400m)

Welcome to Kathmandu! Upon arrival at the airport, our team will warmly receive you and transfer you to your hotel. After checking in and freshening up, we’ll meet for a trip briefing. In the evening, enjoy a welcome dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant.

Day 2: Drive to Jagat (1,300m)

Today, we leave Kathmandu behind and embark on a scenic drive to Jagat. The journey takes us through lush countryside and picturesque villages. We’ll stop for lunch en route and have opportunities for short breaks to stretch our legs and enjoy the mountain views. Upon reaching Jagat, we’ll check into a teahouse, where you can relax and take in the tranquil atmosphere.

Day 3: Trek to Dharapani (1,960m)

After an early breakfast, we set off on our trek towards Dharapani. The trail leads us through beautiful forests of pine and oak trees. We’ll cross several suspension bridges over the Marsyangdi River and pass through quaint villages, observing the daily lives of local people. As we approach Dharapani, the views of Annapurna II and Manaslu begin to enchant us. We’ll spend the night in a cozy teahouse and savor a delicious dinner.

Day 4: Trek to Chame (2,670m)

Today’s trek takes us deeper into the Annapurna region as we head towards Chame, the district headquarters of Manang. After a hearty breakfast, we continue our journey through dense forests and ascend gradually. The trail treats us to spectacular views of Lamjung and Annapurna II mountains. We’ll take a break for lunch at a teahouse on the way and enjoy the surrounding natural beauty. Upon reaching Chame, we’ll check into our accommodation and have free time to explore the village.

Day 5: Trek to Upper Pisang (3,300m)

Leaving Chame behind, we set forth towards Upper Pisang. The trail offers a mix of challenging uphill sections and gentle slopes. As we ascend, we notice the landscapes change, with more arid surroundings and stunning mountain backdrops. We’ll stop for lunch at a teahouse and rest before continuing our trek to Upper Pisang. The village welcomes us with its unique architecture and cultural charm. After a fulfilling day, we’ll settle into our teahouse for the night.

Day 6: Acclimatization Day at Upper Pisang

Today is a rest day to acclimate to the higher altitudes. We’ll use this time to explore Upper Pisang and its surroundings. You can visit the monastery and interact with friendly locals. The panoramic views of Annapurna II, III, IV, and Gangapurna from this vantage point are breathtaking. Enjoy the tranquility of this beautiful village and get ready for the exciting days ahead.

Day 7: Trek to Manang (3,540m)

After a hearty breakfast, we resume our trek towards Manang. The trail offers mesmerizing views of the Annapurna range and other snow-capped peaks. We’ll pass through scenic landscapes and charming settlements. As we approach Manang, the Tibetan influence becomes evident in the architecture and culture. Upon arrival, we’ll check into a teahouse and take some time to rest and acclimate to the higher altitude.

Day 8: Acclimatization Day in Manang

Another acclimatization day to ensure a safe and enjoyable journey. We’ll explore the surrounding areas, visit monasteries, and take short hikes to higher elevations. This helps us acclimate better to the thin air and reduces the risk of altitude-related issues. Manang offers fantastic views of Gangapurna and Annapurna III, making it an ideal place to relax and soak in the stunning Himalayan scenery.

Day 9: Trek to Ledar (4,200m)

Today, we leave Manang and continue our trek to Ledar. The trail gradually ascends, offering captivating views of Annapurna III and other peaks. As we ascend higher, the landscape changes to more alpine surroundings. We’ll have our lunch at a teahouse on the way and enjoy the tranquility of the Himalayan wilderness. Upon reaching Ledar, we’ll rest and prepare for the next day’s trek.

Day 10: Trek to High Camp (4,800m)

A challenging day as we make our way to High Camp. The trail becomes steeper, and we’ll notice the effects of the high altitude. Nevertheless, the views of surrounding peaks and the glacial terrain are truly mesmerizing. We’ll take breaks along the way to catch our breath and have lunch at a teahouse. Arriving at High Camp, we’ll settle into our accommodation and rest early to prepare for the early start the next day.

Day 11: Thorung La Pass (5,416m) – Muktinath (3,800m)

An early morning start to cross the Thorung La Pass, the highest point of our trek. We’ll begin in the darkness, but as the sun rises, the pass reveals its majesty. The stunning views from the top make every step worth it. After a brief celebration and rest, we’ll descend towards Muktinath, a sacred pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. Explore the temple and enjoy a well-deserved rest in Muktinath.

Day 12: Trek to Jomsom (2,700m)

From Muktinath, the trail leads us to Jomsom, a charming town with a unique landscape. We’ll pass through arid regions, and the views of Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri are captivating. Once in Jomsom, we’ll celebrate the successful completion of our trek and enjoy the evening in this beautiful town.

Day 13: Fly to Pokhara and Return to Kathmandu

A scenic morning flight takes us to Pokhara. Enjoy the aerial views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges during the flight. From Pokhara, we’ll take a domestic flight back to Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel and take some time to relax or do some last-minute shopping for souvenirs. In the evening, we’ll have a farewell dinner to celebrate our remarkable journey together.

Day 14: Departure

Our team will drop you off at the airport for your departure, marking the end of a memorable Annapurna Circuit Trek with Safe Holiday Adventure Pvt. Ltd. Take with you cherished memories of this incredible journey in the Himalayas.

What is included
  • Welcome dinner,
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit,
  • Meals during trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),
  • Tea House & Lodge Accommodation,
  • Hotels in Kathmandu (3 nights) and Pokhara (1 night),
  • Experienced Mountain Guide,
  • Porter (1 for 2 trekkers),
  • Guide and Porter expenses,
  • Transportation as per itinerary,
  • TIMS card,
  • Private transportation on arrival and departure.
What is not included
  • International flight ticket,
  • Trek insurance,
  • City meals (Kathmandu & Pokhara),
  • Personal travel insurance,
  • Entry fees in Kathmandu,
  • Personal expenses,
  • Domestic flight ticket (Jomsom-Pokhara),
  • Alcoholic and Non-alcoholic drinks,
  • Tips for guide, porter, and driver,
  • Donations and beggars,
  • Extra trekking days.
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Vivi Bega

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Physical Fitness and Training:

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is a strenuous trek, involving long hours of walking on uneven terrain and steep ascents and descents. Prior physical fitness and training are crucial to handle the demands of the trek.

Permits and Documentation:

Obtain the necessary permits before starting the trek. This includes the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card. These permits may have specific fees and regulations, so check the latest requirements.

Trekking Season:

The best time for the Annapurna Circuit Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is stable, and the views are clear. Avoid the monsoon season (June to August) due to heavy rainfall and possible landslides.

Itinerary Planning:

Plan your itinerary well in advance, including the number of days you’ll be trekking, rest days, and acclimatization days. The standard trek takes around 15-20 days, but it can be adjusted according to your fitness level and time constraints.

Altitude Sickness and Acclimatization:

The trek involves significant altitude gain, and altitude sickness can be a real concern. Understand the symptoms and importance of acclimatization to avoid potential risks. Include acclimatization days at higher altitudes during your trek.

Accommodation and Facilities:

The trekking route offers tea houses and lodges for accommodation. These basic facilities provide meals and a place to rest. However, during peak seasons, it’s advisable to book in advance to secure a room.

Packing and Gear:

Pack appropriate clothing for various weather conditions, including warm layers, rain gear, and good quality hiking boots. Rent or buy trekking gear in Kathmandu or Pokhara if needed.

Water and Hydration:

Carry water purification tablets or a water filter, as bottled water becomes expensive and contributes to plastic waste. Staying hydrated is essential during the trek.

Trekking Guide and Porter:

While it’s possible to trek independently, hiring a licensed guide and/or porter can enhance your experience. A guide provides valuable insights, ensures safety, and helps with navigation.

Cultural Awareness:

Respect the local customs and culture. The Annapurna region is inhabited by diverse ethnic groups, primarily Gurungs and Thakalis, each with their unique traditions.

Emergency Procedures:

Familiarize yourself with emergency procedures and know how to recognize and respond to altitude sickness or any other health issues during the trek.

Travel Insurance:

Travel insurance is essential for the Annapurna Circuit Trek. It provides financial protection in case of unexpected emergencies, including altitude sickness, accidents, and medical evacuations. Having travel insurance ensures you can access proper medical care and assistance during the trek, offering peace of mind throughout your journey.

Environmental Considerations:

Follow “Leave No Trace” principles to minimize your impact on the fragile mountain environment. Avoid littering and be responsible with waste disposal.

 Questions and their answers(FAQs) about the Annapurna Circuit Trek:

Q: Are there ATMs along the Annapurna Circuit Trek route?

A: Yes, there are a few places with ATMs on the Annapurna Circuit, such as in the towns of Besi Sahar, Manang, and Jomsom. However, they may not always be reliable, and it’s recommended to carry enough cash for your trek.

Q: Is it possible to do the Annapurna Circuit Trek in the monsoon season?

A: Technically, it is possible to trek during the monsoon season (June to August), but it’s not recommended due to heavy rainfall, slippery trails, and the risk of landslides. The best time for the trek is during the spring and autumn seasons.

Q: Can I charge my electronic devices during the trek?

A: Yes, most tea houses and lodges offer charging facilities for electronic devices. However, be prepared for limited charging options and higher fees as you go higher in altitude.

Q: Are there hot shower facilities along the trek route?

A: Yes, most tea houses and lodges have hot shower facilities, but they often charge extra for hot water. As you ascend to higher altitudes, hot showers may become less common, and you might need to rely on bucket showers or natural water sources.

Q: Do I need travel insurance for the Annapurna Circuit Trek?

A: Yes, travel insurance is essential for the trek. Make sure your policy covers high-altitude trekking, emergency medical evacuation, and other potential risks associated with trekking in remote areas.

Q: Can I buy or rent trekking gear in Kathmandu or Pokhara?

A: Yes, both Kathmandu and Pokhara have numerous shops offering trekking gear for rent or purchase. You can find items like sleeping bags, down jackets, trekking poles, and more.

Q: Is there mobile network coverage during the trek?

A: Yes, there is mobile network coverage in most parts of the Annapurna Circuit. You can get a local SIM card in Kathmandu or Pokhara, but keep in mind that the signal strength may vary at higher elevations.

Q: Can I trek the Annapurna Circuit independently, or is a guide mandatory?

A: You can trek independently without a guide. However, hiring a licensed guide is recommended, especially if you are inexperienced or unfamiliar with the area. A guide can enhance your experience, provide valuable information, and ensure your safety.

Q: What are the alternative trekking routes in the Annapurna region?

A: Apart from the Annapurna Circuit, there are other popular treks in the region, such as the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, and Upper Mustang Trek.

Q: What happens if I get altitude sickness during the trek?

A: If you experience symptoms of altitude sickness, it’s crucial to descend to a lower altitude immediately. Rest and acclimatize, and if the symptoms persist or worsen, consider seeking medical help or evacuation.

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