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  • Get ready for one of the most famous hikes in Nepal! On this 15-day journey, you’ll take on the infamous Annapurna and the Himalayan Mountain Range accompanied by an experienced trek guide. Trek across incredible and diverse landscapes, from lush jungles and rice fields to the Thorung La Pass—the highest point of the Annapurna Circuit at 17,770 ft/ 5,416 m. Visit Muktinath, one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage centers in Nepal, and soak up its culture and customs. Explore Kathmandu and Pokhara, and immerse yourself in Nepal’s culture and architecture, spanning from ancient temples and stupas to the medieval landmarks decorating the streets.

    • Your guides will welcome you at the  Tribhuvan International Airport and take you to your accommodation in Kathmandu. Get some rest and join your group for a welcome dinner at the finest restaurant in the city and taste the delicious Nepali cuisine. Your guides will brief you about the trip details, go over the itinerary and take you back to your hotel. Don’t let the excitement stop you from sleeping — you will need your energy for the next 15 days!

      Meals: Dinner
      Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu
      Altitude: 1300 m/ 4264 ft

    • Your guides will pick you up after breakfast and drive you to Jagat, a village situated at an altitude of around 1,300 meters (4,265 feet). Your adventure begins with an 8-hour drive through deep gorges as you trace the Trisuli River westwards. You will pass through the small town of Mugling where the Trisuli and Marshyangdi rivers meet before you reach Jagat, where you’ll spend the night. Explore the village and spend the night at a lodge.

      Driving: 8-9 hours
      Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
      Accommodation: Guesthouse in Jagat
      Altitude: 1300 m/ 4264 ft

    • After breakfast, begin your hiking portion of the trip in Jagat and set out to reach the village of Dharapani (6375 ft/1943 m). Start your trek by following the path over a suspension bridge into the woods. You will have a steep climb towards the settlement of Sattale but you’ll enjoy good views of the mountain peaks along the way. From here, the path leads you to the entrance to the Manang district. Today’s trip is filled with beautiful natural beauties like waterfalls and riverbeds that seemingly appear roughly every 200 meters, green villages decorated with terrace farms and sloping birch forests. You will also pass beneath the Kaani, a decorated gate arch painted with the traditional colors of the Buddhist prayer flags. Finally, you will reach Dharapani, where you’ll spend the night.

      Hiking: 5-6 hours
      Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
      Accommodation: Guesthouse at Dharapani
      Altitude: 1860 m/ 6102 ft

    • Today you’ll hike along a mule track dotted with hot springs until you reach the village of Timang. Walk along a slanting trail leading to a ridgeline with amazing views of the surrounding peaks. Enjoy the vistas of the Manaslu Peak, the Annapurna II, and many others before you continue trekking along the path. After you pass by villages like Thanchowk and Koto, you will finally reach your destination for the day, Chame. 

      Hiking: 5-6 hours
      Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
      Accommodation:  Guesthouse at Chame
      Altitude: 2670 m/ 8758 ft

    • Following the Marshyangdi River along the Pinewoods, you will reach the village of Telekhu via Brathang. From there, it is a gradual trek uphill towards Dhukur Pokhari, surrounded by amazing Himalayan views. You’ll have the opportunity to see the landscape transform from wet rice terraces to dense alpine forests until you reach the town of Pisang. Enjoy the amazing views of Annapurna II and Pisang Peak. 

      Hiking: 5-6 hours
      Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
      Accommodation:  Guesthouse at Pisang
      Altitude: 3200 m/ 10,496 ft

    • Today’s adventure is filled with amazing woodlands that are home to a wide variety of birds and jungle fowls. The pathway follows the hillocks towards the Humde Airport in Manang via the village of Bhraka where houses are built in the Tibetan style, with stacks of stones and thatch roofs. Along the way, you can also come across many Gumbas on the outer ridges of the settlements, and panoramic views of the mountain peaks. Finally, the path takes you to the famous village of Manang. 

      Hiking: 7-8 hours
      Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
      Accommodation:  Guesthouse at Manang
      Altitude: 3540 m/ 11,611 ft

    • This day is reserved for acclimatization. You can enjoy a leisurely exploration of the village today; Manang is situated in the broad valley of the Marshyangdi River that presents amazing views of the Annapurna Mountain Range. The Marshyangdi River flows towards the village’s east, and towards the north of the village lies the Chulu Peak. 

      Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
      Accommodation:  Guesthouse at Manang

    • Wake up, pack up your bags and get ready to hit the road again. Make sure you eat — a hearty breakfast is a must on the Annapurna Circuit!  Today you’ll hike up to Yak Kharka. The hike will be long but the views will keep entertaining you. Wander along the paths uphill to the area of Tanki Manang and see how the locals live. Pass through tight alleyways making your way out of civilization and towards the end, prepare for a steep uphill portion. The second portion of the hike will be easier with some incline and beautiful swinging bridges along the way. You will notice animals, most notably yaks and horses, and finally, in the late afternoon, you’ll reach Yak Kahrka.

      Hiking: 5 hours
      Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
      Accommodation: Guesthouse in Yak Kharka
      Altitude: 4050 m/13,287 ft

    • At this point, the lower temperatures inform you that you’re nearing the top. From Yak Kharka, you will be trekking through the rocky-strewn oblique and rough terrains towards the foothill of the mountain pass, the Thorong Phedi. The Thorong Base Camp presents amazing views of the mountains, surrounded by terrace fields and sheer cliffs that are often climbed by the Himalayan Thar. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Thorong Base Camp.

      Hiking: 4-5 hours
      Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
      Accommodation: Thorong Base Camp
      Altitude: 4450 m/ 14,596 ft

    • This will be one of the more challenging days of the tour. Wake up early in the morning and make your way steadily uphill. You will pass by goat herds and enjoy mesmerizing views of the entire Mount Annapurna and Manaslu massif as well as the valley below. After so many days of hiking, you will finally reach the 5416 m/17,769 ft Thorung La Base Camp. After reaching the top, descend to Muktinath in the historic Mustang Valley.

      Hiking: 8-9 hours
      Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
      Accommodation: Guesthouse at Muktinath
      Altitude: 3760 m/ 12,333 ft

    • Today you will pass through villages on your way to Jomsom, take a walk downhill and then along the bank of Kaligandaki river and face the strong winds on your way to your destination. As you hike through Kagbeni Village (the gateway of Upper Mustang trek), head downhill towards Ekle Bhatti and finally you’ll reach Jomsom. Take a rest and prepare for your night stay at the teahouse there.

      Hiking: 4-5 hours
      Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
      Accommodation: Teahouse
      Altitude: 2720 m/ 8922 ft

    • The traditional route of the Jomsom Muktinath trek has been supplanted by motorable roads extending from Muktinath to Tatopani. Traveling by private jeep to Tatopani, you can relish the spectacular vistas of cascading waterfalls and traverse between the towering peaks of Mount Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Upon arrival in Tatopani, indulge in a rejuvenating bath in the natural hot springs, followed by an overnight stay in comfortable teahouse accommodations.

      Driving: 4 hours
      Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
      Accommodation: Teahouse

    • Start off the day following the Annapurna route, crossing the bridge and walking towards Gharkholagaon. Pass through Ganesh temple and reach Ghara. The walk ahead will take you through Sikha, Chitre and then finally to Ghorepani, where you’ll spend the night

      Hiking: 7-8 hours
      Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
      Accommodation: Lodge in Ghorepani
      Altitude: 2860 m/ 9381 ft

    • Today you’ll head off to Poon Hill early in the morning and reach Pokhara in the evening. Wake up early in the morning and start taking an uphill climb towards the top of the hill — it might seem difficult but it will all be worth it once you see the magnificent sunrise from the top. Enjoy the amazing sunrise along with a view of stunning snow-capped  peaks(Mt.Dhaulagiri, Mt.Nilgiri south, Mount Annapurna south, Himchuli, Mt.Fishtail, Mt.Annapurna IV, Mt.Annapurna II, and many other) and take a few photos before you head back to Ghorepani. Reenergize with a hearty breakfast and move towards Nayapul which brings you to the end of the Annapurna Circuit Trek.  Your group and guides will take a standard tourist bus ride to Pokhara. You’ve spent the last week on your feet, so use this time to recuperate and get some needed rest. You can either roam around in the lakeside, spend some time alone or enjoy your time with the rest of the crew members and share your experiences so far.

      Hiking: 3 hours
      Driving: 5 hours
      Meals: Breakfast
      Accommodation: Hotel in Pokhara

    • Pack up your bags and head back to Kathmandu. Muse over the exciting trek you had and enjoy a long drive through Nepal. At Kathmandu, your guides will organize a farewell dinner to celebrate the successful completion of the trek and prepare for final departure.

      Driving: 6-7 hours
      Meals: Breakfast, dinner
      Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu

    • Today is your final day in Nepal — get ready for the departure and take a few last photos before you head for the airport. Your guides can drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Exchange final greetings and wishes with your group and guides and have a pleasant journey home.

    • What you get on this adventure:

      • An experienced, certified mountain guide with extensive knowledge of the area and a local Nepali certified guide
      • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
      • Transportation from and to the airport
      • Transportation for the duration of the tour
        • Kathmandu to Besisahar by private car/van
        • Besisahar to Jagat by local private Jeep
        • Jomsom to Pokhara domestic flight
        • Pokhara private car/van for pick up
        • Pokhara to Kathmandu domestic flight
      • Hotel accommodations with breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
      • Teahouse and mountain hut accommodations with all meals for the duration of the hike
      • 1 hour trekkers massage / yoga after the trip completion
      • First aid medical kit
      • Local sim card
      • Company duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map
      • Down jackets and sleeping bags (upon request)
      • Government taxes
      • Porter services
      • Trekking permits

      What’s not included:

      • International flight to/from Kathmandu
      • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu
      • Luggage transportation for the duration of the hike
      • Personal mountain gear
      • Guide gratuities
      • Trip insurance
    • Hiking the Annapurna Circuit is a challenging undertaking, and it requires excellent physical fitness.

      If you want to fully enjoy your trip to Nepal, you should be able to hike distances exceeding 13 miles (20 km) for multiple consecutive days on steep, rocky, and slippery terrain with over 3,200 ft (1,000 m) of elevation gain. A lot of the hiking will be done in high altitudes, so some experience dealing with high elevation is recommended. Keep in mind that you’ll also be carrying a loaded daypack for the entirety of the 12 days of hiking and that the weather in the Annapurna Circuit can be unpredictable. Given the variable weather conditions, it is strongly advised to bring high-quality waterproof mountain gear.

    • Every 1000 m/ 3,200 ft you travel above sea level makes aerobic exercise 10% harder. You’ll spend all of the Annapurna Circuit hiking above 3,000 m!

      Here are a few tips on do’s and don’ts for adapting to high altitude and avoiding altitude sickness:

      • Do not eat heavy food the day before traveling to Kathmandu.
      • Make sure you drink between 6-8 glasses of water the days before your trip and during your hike through Annapurna.
      • Once you arrive at your accommodation, lie down a few minutes before going out to explore the area.
      • Once you are ready to go out and explore the area, try not to become agitated climbing stairs or walking fast. The best thing is to enjoy every corner of Kathmandu with calm and respect.

      You should also try to include cardio and strength training in your schedule. Cardio means getting your heart rate up by doing things like running, cycling, skipping and burpees. Strength training means using resistance, weights or your body weight to grow your muscles. The fitter you are, the less oxygen your muscles need to move — something invaluable in low-oxygen environment.

      If possible, do some training hikes at high altitudes before heading to Nepal. This will prepare you for the increased strain placed on your body when engaging in high-altitude trekking.

    • Suitcases or duffel bags are not allowed on this tour as you will be hiking with the backpack. If you want to bring extra clothing and luggage in a suitcase or duffel bag, you will have to leave them in the city. There will be no porter service on trek.

      Ensure that all items fit securely within your backpack without anything protruding, keeping everything dry during the hike. The recommended maximum weight for your backpack is 12 kg/ 26 lbs, with an optimal limit around 8kg/17.6lbs. The quantities listed for specific items are indicative and based on guides’ recommendations.

      Here’s a list of personal equipment you need to bring:

        • Backpack large enough to carry all the items listed (around a 35-50L bag)
        • Valid passport & passport scanned photocopies
        • Visa (easy to obtain on arrival)
        • 2 passport-sized photos for your permits
        • Sleeping bag with comfort temperature of -15°C
          to -20°C / 5°F to -4°F
        • Waterproof bag for your clothes
        • Swimsuit and towel
        • Personal toiletries
        • Personal first-aid kit (make sure to take all you need with you)
        • Sunscreen and sunglasses
        • Headlamp + batteries
        • Camera — optional
        • Power bank
        • Hiking poles — highly recommended
        • Water bottle and thermos
        • Ear plugs
        • Small personal first-aid kit (simple and light) — first-aid tape, Band-Aids, alcohol-free wipes for cuts, personal medications, etc.
        • Skin blister repair kit
        • Anti-diarrhea pills (Imodium) — one pack
        • One small bottle cough and/or cold medicine
        • One course antibiotics for chest infection
        • One course antibiotics for stomach infection
        • One small bottle of anti-altitude sickness medication: Diamox (Acetazolamide)
        • One small bottle of water purification tablets (needs to contain silver-ions & chlorine) or a water filter or UV sterilizer
        • Prescription glasses/contact lenses

      Here’s a list of clothing you need to bring:

        • Waterproof hiking boots with a sturdy sole
        • Warm clothes
          • First layer: bottom / upper base layer (Merino wool recommended, 1-2 units)
          • Second layer: fleece jacket (1-2)
          • Third layer: down jacket (1)
        • Waterproof jacket & pants (GoreTex recommended, 1)
        • Hiking pants (1-2)
        • Short sleeve t-shirts (3-5)
        • Long sleeve t-shirts (1-2)
        • Underwear and hiking socks
        • Warm beanie
        • Gloves / mittens
        • Hiking buff
        • Sandals or crocs (for river crossing)

      Due to the difficult terrain, it’s highly recommended to bring good quality mountain gear.

      Your guides will contact you about any additional equipment at the time of contracting the trip.

    • Yes. Embarking on the Annapurna Circuit trek without a porter is an invigorating choice and your guides will provide 1 porter per 2 participants to help with the load. The weight limit for your luggage is 33 pounds or 15 kg. Remember that your luggage will be carried by your porter but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.

    • In Nepal it is mandatory to travel with a local certified guide. Your local English-speaking guides have been a travel agency for many years and they are familiar with the area. They also have an official and professional mountain guiding education and all the gear you’ll need along the way.

    • From the moment you step on the trail, you won’t have to worry about food, as all meals, tea and coffee are included—no matter how many cups or how many pots you want to drink! Your guide’s goal is to keep you hydrated at all costs to avoid the altitude sickness and (of course) to have the tranquility of not needing to pay extra money for something as basic as an extra cup of tea. 

      The accommodation used is always the best possible. In Kathmandu, you will stay at one of the best hotels in town. On the trail, you’ll stay in teahouses,  local ones with the best services (rooms, food & facilities) so you can really rest and enjoy after the daily treks.

    • Group sizes and prices:

        • For this adventure, the max client-to-guide ratio is 5:1, while groups usually consist of 10 hikers and 2 guides. The cost does not decrease as the group grows.
        • There will be 1 porter for every 2 participants.

      Annapurna Circuit trek can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

      Min. age requirements:

        • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
        • Minors older than 16 may be permitted to join the hike on a case-by-case basis, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.
        • This tour isn’t appropriate for children and minors under 16 years old.

      If your group has hikers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

    • To get to the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal, most people fly into Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.

      Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, they will arrange for your pickup at the airport and transfer you to your accommodation in Kathmandu. After that, all you have to do is stay safe and have fun on this Nepal trekking tour!

      Your guide provides transfers with local vans from Kathmandu to the beginning to the trail, and the last day for going back to the capital. Transportation also include two domestic flights for coming back to Kathmandu, so the group spend less time on the road and more time enjoying and resting once the hike is over. Your guide also offer private transfer from/to the airport in case you arrive by yourself so you do not need to share the transfer with someone that it’s not in your group.

    • 57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.

      We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, their guides, and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in the Annapurna Circuit, Nepal, please refer to the US Embassy’s foreign travel advice for Nepal.

      Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!

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