Jun
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14 days Annapurna Circuit trekking guide / cost weather and Trekking gear list

 

14 days Annapurna Circuit trekking

 

Annapurna Circuit Trek (short) is a great option for those who want to cover the magnificent Annapurna region but are short on time to cover the full circuit which could take upto 21 days. So we have selected the best part from the full circuit and created a shorter trek in the Annapurna circuit region for 14 days.

Trekking above the Thorung La Pass at 5416 meters that stands among one of the world’s highest passes will be a life time memorable experience.

A trek that starts from an altitude of 830m and goes up all the way till 5,416m, Annapurna circuit (short) trek will let you witness the diverse landscapes of the Annapurna region. Annapurna circuit trek (short) is one of the few treks that let you experience a very diverse terrain ranging from tropical forest to terrains that resemble a cold desert to huge glaciers.

Besides terrain and the amazing flora and fauna, you will be equally pleased by diverse cultures and lifestyle of the villages you will be passing by. Annapurna region is the ultimate source of rich ethnic groups ranging from Hinduism to Tibetan Buddhism and you will be getting many opportunities to meet and stay with these wonderful people living here throughout the Annapurna circuit Trek Nepal Guide info team every days organized Annapurna round trek

Annapurna Trek Route

Starting point for Annapurna circuit Trek is a small village called Besishahar. We start in the morning from Kathmandu and drive till Besishahar. From here, after trekking along the Annapurna circuit for 11 days Trek, we will reach a village called Nayapul from there we drive to Pokhara and from Pokhara we take a tourist bus to Kathmandu.

Group Size for Annapurna Circuit trek

Group size for Annapurna Circuit usually ranges between 1-10 with most groups usually having around 4-5 clients. We can take individual clients as well (Single supplement charges apply) or can accommodate groups that are larger than 10 as well.

With every trekking group, we send our local staff to assist the trekkers. Since you will be walking in around alien cultures at remote locations, a guide who can speak good English and explain the cultures/traditions of the villages you are passing by, history/geography of the famous landscapes in the region will add immensely to your trekking experience and we provide qualified and trained guides in our departures. Also we provide porters who will carry 10 kilos of load per client so that clients need not struggle carrying heavy weights in the high altitude.

About Guides and Porters

For groups of size 1 to 5 pax, we provide – 1 Guide and req number of Porter (2 trekkers: 1 porter).

For groups of size 5+ pax, we provide – 1 Guide, 1 Assistant Guide and req number of Porters (2 trekkers: 1 porter)

About Accommodation and Meals

Accommodation: Our overnight stay would be on Tea houses and Guest Houses during Annapurna Round Trekking which are basic lodges that you find along most of the trekking trails in Nepal. These tea houses provide Twin sharing comfortable beds and common bathroom and they maintain the whole place in clean and hygienic conditions.

Food: Our Around Annapurna Trek would let you experience typical Nepali cuisine, exotic local cuisines and other cuisines including international cuisine like Indian, Tibetan and Continental. You can select the food from menu available there at the tea house. We will have breakfast and dinner at tea house/guest house and we will have lunch on our way.

While in Kathmandu and Pokhara, your accommodation is at tourist standard A/C hotels facilitated with Attached Bath, A/C, 24 hours running hot/cold shower, Internet service and others. The facilities provided here is of 2 to 3 star standard hotel. We offer welcome dinner, farewell dinner and breakfasts during your stay in Kathmandu. Other meals as well as your other personal expenses will be from your own pocket during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Full board meals are included during during the trekking period.

 

Attributes

Experience of guides

6-20 years

Certifications of guide

Certified form NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association) TAAN (Trekking Agent Association of Nepal)

No of porters per client

1 porter for 2 clients

Max group size

15

Type of Food

Breakfast, lunch and dinner as per the Nepal guide info team policy

14 Days Annapurna Circuit Days by days Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Upon our arrival in the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be greeted by a representative from Nepal guide info team who will drop us off at our hotel. After checking in, we take a rest or visit nepal guide info team (nepal planet treks ) office. We may also stroll in the streets of Thamel, a tourist hub in Kathmandu for some souvenir shopping. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by nepal guide info team . During our dinner, we will enjoy excellent traditional Nepalese cuisine.

Included meals:Dinner

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Boudhanath) which is one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members. nepal guide info team briefs us regarding our trek as well as provides us an opportunity to ask any questions we may have regarding our upcoming adventure. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Included meals:Breakfast

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syange (1100m/3608 ft): 8 – 10 hours

We begin our long drive to Syange early in the morning. En route we get to enjoy the countryside of Nepal with its green hills, winding rivers, terraced farms and of course the mighty Himalayas. Overnight in Syange.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 04: Trek from Syange to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft): 7 – 8 hours

We enter Manang district after crossing a large bridge near Tal. The trail passes through barley, rice and potato fields; and the waterfalls continue to accompany us even today. We also pass through the village of Kodo before reaching Dharapani which is one of the biggest villages in the Manang valley. Overnight at Dharapani.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 05: Dharapani to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft): 5 – 6 hours

Today we negotiate a few steep forested ridges along with several landslides on route to Chame. We should not forget to look up though, as we will be greeted with remarkable views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV (7,525m). We also come across small hot springs which should help us relax for a while. Overnight at Chame.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 06: Chame to Pisang (3,300m/10824 ft): 5 – 6 hours

We walk through a steep and narrow valley to have our first view of Panda Danda rock face, a dramatic curved rock face rising 1500m from the river. From here, we also gain excellent views of Annapurna 2 to the south and Pisang Peak to the north east. Next, we descend to the Manang Valley floor enjoying the captivating landscape. Overnight in Pisang.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 07: Pisang to Manang (3,500m/11,482ft): 6 – 7 hours

From Pisang there are two routes to Manang. We choose the one which passes through Upper Pisang via Geru as it guarantees outstanding views of Mt. Annapurna, Pisang Peak, and others. As we walk near Manang the climate becomes more cold and dry. However, a short visit to Barge Monastery, the biggest monastery in the Manang District should cheer us up. Overnight at Manang.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 08: Manang: Acclimatization day

In order to keep fit on the trails that follow, we keep ourselves busy today with a short hike to either Bhojo Gumba or Gangapurna Lake. If we have the energy, we can even hike to Vraga Village where we can visit the Himalayan Rescue Association which will give us some idea about Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Overnight in Manang.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 09: Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft): 3 – 4 hours

From Manang village, the trail crosses a stream, climbs to a village of Tenki above Manang, and then continues to climb out of the Marshyangdi Valley turning northwest up the valley of Jars Ang Khola. The trail follows this valley northward, passing a few pastures, a scrub of juniper trees, as it steadily gains elevation. The trail further passes near the small village of Ghunsa, a cluster of flat mud roofs just below the trailhead. Now the trail goes through meadows where horses and yaks graze. After crossing a small river on a wooden bridge, the trail passes an ancient old Mani wall in a pleasant meadow and then reaches another small village of Yak Kharka. Little but Gradual ascent is the key to avoiding altitude problems.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 10: Yak kharka to Thorang Phedi: (4420m/14501ft): 3-4 hours

It is an uphill walk to Thorong Phedi. After walking for some time we cross a suspension bridge and reach Ledar village. We ascend furthermore and pass through towering cliffs before reaching Thorong Phedi, the last village before Thorong La. On this trip we are rewarded with one of the best views of Mt. Gundang, Mt. Syagang, Thorung Peak and Mt. Khatungkan. Overnight in Thorong Phedi.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 11: Trek to Thorong La (5416m/17764ft) to Muktinath (3,800/12,467ft) then drive to Jomsom: 7 – 8 hours trek, 1 hour drive

Crossing Thorong La pass, one of the highest passes in the world will be our ultimate objective today. We will be crossing the pass from east to west (Manang to Muktinath) which is the easiest and safest direction. We get up around three in the morning and walk up the mountain. When we finally make it to the top, we realize that our journey was worth it. We can take a few photos before heading to Muktinath Valley at the foot of the Thorong La pass. Next, drive to Jomsom a Himalayan village famous for its delicious apples. Overnight in Jomsom.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 12: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara: 25 minutes

Today we fly to Pokhara, the lake city in the earliest possible airplane. After checking-in at our hotel, we may take a rest or visit the Lakeside area in the vicinity of the Fewa Lake. Here, we can indulge in buying some souvenirs or sampling some local delicacies. Overnight in Pokhara.

Included meals:Breakfast

Day 13: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu: 5-6 hours

After breakfast, we say goodbye to the beautiful lake city of Pokhara and drive towards Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu we have the rest of the day off. There will also be a farewell dinner hosted by nepal guide info team ( nepal planet treks ) in the evening to celebrate the successful completion of our journey.

 

Day 14: Final departure

Our adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! A nepal guide info team representative will escort us to the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

Included meals:Breakfast

 

Cost Includes

-Pick up and drop from international airport
-2 night Kathmandu Accommodation
-All accommodation twine searing room during the trek
-Three times meal a day during the trek( Lunch, Breakfast, dinner)
-Flight ticket Jomsom to pokhara
-Land Transport for both way trek start and trek Ending Point by local bus
-Experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide)
-Experience Porters service Including their salary, equipment, transport, food ,lodging ,Insurance etc
-Four seasonal sleeping bag, Down Jacket as guest require
-A comprehensive medical kit
-(ACAP ) Annapurna Conservation Area Park Permit
-(TIMS Card ) Trekking Info

Cost Excludes

-Meals in Kathmandu
-Bar, beverage, Tea coffee
-Extra night Kathmandu Accommodations
-Tips to guide and porter

Refund Policy

  • A non-refundable 20% deposit must be sent Before the trek starts