Round Annapurna Trek

The Annapurna Circuit is a trek within the Annapurna mountain range of central Nepal. The total length of the route varies between 160–230 km (100-145 mi), depending on where motor transportation is used and where the trek is ended. This trek crosses two different river valleys and encircles the Annapurna massif. The path reaches its highest point at Thorung La pass (5416m/17769 ft), touching the edge of the Tibetan plateau.

Practically all trekkers hike the route anticlockwise, as this way the daily altitude gain is slower, and crossing the high Thorong La pass is easier and safer. The mountain scenery, seen at close quarters includes the Annapurna Massif (Annapurna I-IV), Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, Pisang peak, and Paungda Danda. Numerous other peaks of 6000-8000m in elevation rise from the Annapurna range. The trek begins at Besisahar or Bhulbhule in the Marshyangdi river valley and concludes in the Kali Gandaki Gorge. Besisahar can be reached after a seven-hour drive from Kathmandu.

Trekking Gears or Trekking Equipment Required

What to pack for the trek is one of the important questions. Not having proper gears can prove troublesome, cause health issues or just simply ruin your mood. So, here is a general idea of what you should bring to Annapurna Base Camp trekking.

  1. A light weight trekking boots. It is not impossible to do this trek in sneakers or trainers. Many people have. Just that you will be walking in snow for some part of the trek and boots offer more safety. If you are a women trekker, check out these best hiking boots for women of 2019.

If you will be trekking this one time only, no need to spend on hiking boots. Just make sure that your shoes are well fitting, light and comfortable.

  1. A pair of crocs
  2. Four pair of liner socks. Two pair for warm climate and two pair for cold climate. Trekking/liner socks are better but it is okay if you only have the normal ones.
  3. Few pairs of underwear. There are trekking underwear that you could buy in home. They are good for other outdoor activities as well. Normal ones can be bought in Nepal.
  4. A high-quality best down jackets and a down pant. You can buy or rent a good down jacket and a down pant in Nepal for cheap for a $1 or less per day.
  5. T-shirts and trousers keeping in mind both cold and warm temperature you will be traversing.
  6. A set of thermals. Or, you could layer up.
  7. A light sleeping bag. This can be bought or rented in Nepal too.
  8. A trekking pole. Though relatively easy, there are many ups and downs in this trek and a trekking pole can assist you. Else, you could find a sturdy stick en route and use it to support yourself.
  9. Two pairs of Gloves. One for warm weather and one for cold.
  10. A woolen hat
  11. Sunglasses
  12. A torchlight or a head torchlight
  13. A First aid kit including Diamox and Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS)
  14. ToiletriesToilet paper, hand sanitizer, water purifiers, sunscreen, moisturizer, toothpaste and toothbrush.
  15. A waterproof map of Annapurna Base Camp
  16. Snacks you like and entertainment such as books, cards, an iPad etc.

If you are unsure of what equipment to buy in Nepal and what to bring from home, this article will help you decide whether to buy trekking equipments at home or in Nepal.

Day 1
Arrived at Kathmandu (1400 m)

We heartly warm welcome you at the country of himalaya with garland of beautiful flowers. Then our vechile drop you up to the hotel. Tonight stay on any hotel of Thamel.

Day 2
Kathmandu (1400 m) to Beshisahar (760 m) or Nagdi Bazar (930 m)

Having breakfast at morning then ready to drive towards Beshisahar half on Prithvi highway upto Dumre along through the side of Trishuli river and half on Dumre Beshisahar highway via Kathmandu Beshisahar bus. Having lunch at the way, it just take 5 to 6 hrs to reached Beshisahar that depends on the road condition. Tonight stay at any hotel of Beshisahar or go few km forward to Nagdi Bazar via local bus avilable there.

Day 3
Beshisahar (760 m) or Nagdi Bazar (930 m) to Jagat (1300 m)

Having breakfast at morning then ready to move towards Jagat. If we start the day from Beshisahar we go upto Syange via jeep which takes 1 hrs 30 min to 2 hrs but if we start the day from Nagdi Bazar then we walk up to Jagat which takes 3 hrs to 4 hrs slowly, that depend on our walk, how we walk slow or fast. On the way you can enjoy with awesome view of Marshyangdi river along with the green forest, mountain and beautiful waterfalls. Having lunch on the way. Tonight stay on any hotel at Jagat.

Day 4
Jagat (1300 m) to Chame (2670 m)

Having breakfast at morning then ready to move towards Chame which takes 5 hrs to 6 hrs slowly, that depend on our walk, how we walk slow or fast. On the way you can enjoy with awesome view of Marshyangdi river along with the green forest, mountain and beautiful waterfalls. Having lunch on the way. Tonight stay on any hotel at Chame.

Day 5
Chame (2670 m) to Pisang (3200 m)

Having breakfast at morning then ready to move towards Pisang which takes 5 hrs to 6 hrs slowly, that depend on our walk, how we walk slow or fast. On the way you can enjoy with awesome view of Marshyangdi river along with the green forest, mountain, Barley and Buckwheat farm, buddhist monastery, buddhist prayer flags and so on. Having lunch on the way. We have Lower and Upper Pisang. We can stop either in Lower Pisang or Upper Pisang that is up to you. If we want to go Upper Pisang we have to go few step upward. Tonight stay on any hotel at Pisang .

Day 6
Pisang (3200 m) to Manang (3540 m)

Having breakfast at morning then ready to move towards Manang which takes 4 hrs to 5 hrs slowly, that depend on our walk, how we walk slow or fast. On the way you can enjoy with awesome view of the green forest, mountain, buckwheat and barley farm, buddhist monastry, buddhist prayer flags and so on. Having lunch on the way. Tonight stay on any hotel at Manang.

Day 7
Manang (3540 m) Acclamatization Day

Having breakfast at morning if you want then going to visit a Buddhist Monastry and then go to Gangapurna lake just near to Manang only a few step forward from hotel and then come back to the hotel having lunch and then go to visit Ice lake. To reached there we have to walk 1 hrs and 30 min that depends on our walk. One this day no need to carry our any back pack, we carry just only our camera, water bottle, some choco bar, trekking poles and so on. If anybody not want they can take rest in the hotel to acclimatize there body according to the same altitude and environment because from here we have to go upward direction from low level straight path to high level, the altitude is increasing continuously upto Thporong La Pass 5416 m. Tonight stay on same hotel.

Day 8
Manang (3540 m) to Yak Kharka (4050 m)

Having breakfast at morning then ready to move towards Yak Kharka which takes 4 hrs to 5 hrs slowly, that depend on our walk, how we walk slow or fast. On the way you can enjoy with awesome view of the pine forest, mountain, buckwheat and barley farm, buddhist monastry, buddhist prayer flags and so on. Having lunch on the way. Tonight stay on any hotel at Yak Kharka.

Note:- If you want to go

towards Tilicho lake

from Manang then

see it's discription

on the next Tilicho

lake trek. You can

do one trek either

TIlicho lake trek or

round Annapurna

trek on one time or

you can do both

trek on the same

time too.

Day 9
Yak Kharka (4050 m) to Thorong Phedi (4525 m)

Having breakfast at morning then ready to move towards Thorong Phedi which takes 3 hrs to 4 hrs slowly, that depend on our walk, how we walk slow or fast because the altitude is increasing slowly by slowly. We go up from 4050 m to 4525 m. On the way you can enjoy with awesome view of the pine forest, mountain, buckwheat and barley farm, small buddhist monastry, buddhist prayer flags and so on. Having lunch on the way. Tonight stay on any hotel at Thorong phedi.

Day 10
Thorong Phedi (4525 m) to Thorong La Pass (5416 m) to Muktinath (3760 m)

Having breakfast at early in the morning before dawn then ready to move towards Thorong La Pass ( 5416 m) the highest pass in the world and then to the holy temple Muktinath which takes 6 hrs to 7 hrs slowly, that depend on our walk, how we walk slow or fast because the altitude is increasing slowly by slowly upto Thorong La Pass then going downward to Muktinath. We go up from (4525 m) to (5416 m) then go down to (3760 m). In the past it was deemed necessary to leave around 3 a.m, but the wisdom now is to avoid the bitter cold of the night and leave just before dawn. On the way you can enjoy with awesome view of the snowy mountain, buddhist prayer flags and so on. Having lunch on the way. Tonight stay on any hotel at Ranipauwa (3700 m) Muktinnath (3760 m).

Day 11
Muktinath (3760 m) to Jomsom (2720 m)

Having breakfast at morning then ready to move towards Jomsom (2720 m) On the way you can enjoy with awesome view of the Pine forest, mountain, buckwheat and barley farm, buddhist monastry, buddhist prayer flags and so on. We can go to visit Kagbeni (2810 m) and come back which is just near from the way. Tonight stay on any hotel at Jomsom.

Day 12
From Jomsom (2720 m) direct flight to Pokhara (820 m) or drive toward Tatopani (1190 m)

Having breakfast at morning then ready to move towards Tatopani (1190 m ) or you can direct flight to Pokhara (820m) that is upto you. If you want to go toward Tatopani it takes 4 hrs to 5 hrs via jeep or bus according to the road condition. Having lunch on the way, Tonight stay on any hotel at Tatopani or Lakeside ( Pokhara )

Day 13
Tatopani (1190 m) to Aaroma Homes, Lumle (1610 m)

Having breakfast at morning then ready to move towards Aaroma Homes, Lumle (1610 m) by passing the holy temple Galeshwor Dham (1170 m) and small city Beni Bazar (830 m). On the way you can enjoy with beautiful green forest, local residence, along with the awesome view of Kali Gandaki river (630 km) long. Having lunch on the way. Tonight stay on Aaroma Homes, Lumle (1610 m).

Day 14
Aaroma Homes, Lumle (1610 m) to Pokhara (830 m)

Having breakfast at morning then ready to drive towards Pokhara (830 m). 30 min drive on vechile from Lumle (1610 m) to Naudada (1440 m). From there some kilometres short hike to Pokhara along through the place named Kaskikot (1788 m), Sarangkot (1600 m) with beautiful view of Annapurna (7219 m) range, Fishtail (6997 m), Fewa lake, Paragliding, Local villages and more which takes 2 hrs to 3 hrs, or direct drive to Pokhara from Lumle. Tonight stay on any hotel at Lakeside.

Day 15
Pokhara Day Tour

Having breakfast at morning then move towards Peace pagoda (1100 m) located at high hill. Return back and see Gopteshwor cave, then having lunch after that we can do boating at Fewa lake or visit any other place, at evening you can roaming around the local market of Lakeside by yourself then having a dinner at nepali cultural resturant and return back to hotel.

Day 16
Pokhara (830 m) to Kathmandu (1400 m)

Having breakfast at morning then ready to drive towards Kathmandu (1400 m) along through the side of Trishuli river via Tourist bus, having lunch on the way or you can return back through flight, that is up to you. Tonight stay at any hotel of Thamel.

Day 17
Kathmandu Day Tour

Having breakfast at morning than vist monkey temple Syambhunath, then we can go either Royal palace museum or Basantapur durbar museum or any other place of Kathmandu, at evening roaming at the street of Thamel on your own way. Tonight farewell party at Nepali cultural restaurant.

Day 18
Departure

Hope so, we can meet again,

Wish you !!! a bright future

ahead.

The Trek Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport (in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip (Breakfast, Lunch, Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport (in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment.
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip.

The Trek Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses in Kathmandu
  • Your travel and medical insurance.
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc.
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu.
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency.
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.
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Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Round Annpurna Trek is a Grade B or a moderately as well as difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Round Annapurna trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is (5416 m). This is the elevation of Throng La Pass and is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Round Annapurna Trek?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Kathmandu or Beshisahar. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire potters for Round Annapurna Trek?

Not really. It depends on you. If you think I am enough strong to carry all of my things and bag packs whole over the treks by myself then potter is not necessary but this trek is so long and we have to travel a long distance too we recommend that to hire a potters which are provided by us with a certain extra charge charge.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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