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I have been on three treks with the Mountain Company in the last four years and I wouldn’t hesitate to go on another Mountain Company trip
Dan Gray (Canada) | Mera Peak Expedition, Nepal

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  • On the Thorong La pass

Annapurna Circuit

Annapurna Circuit is the classic trek covering over two hundred miles circumnavigating the entire Annapurna massif.

We follow Natural Annapurna Trekking Trails (NATT) where possible and have been involved in promoting these new trails through organising a recce trek for outdoor journalist, Terry Adby. To see Terry’s articles include "The Return of the Annapurnas" in online magazine Outdoor Enthusiast starting on Page 46 and BMC The New Way: Trekking Nepal’s Annapurnas

Annapurna Circuit is one of the great treks of the world offering a cross section of Nepal from lowland terraced rice fields, pine forest to the arid terrain in the Himalayan rain shadow near Muktinath.  The trail starts at Besisahar and follows the Marsyangdi river through Gurung settlements to the Tibetan region of Manang. We are now in Buddhist country where you will see colourful prayer flags, mani walls and monasteries along the way.

The high point is the challenging day crossing the Thorung La pass at 5,416m followed by the trek down the deep Kali Gandaki gorge located between the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna massifs. After a relaxing soak in the hot springs at Tatopani we make the long climb to Ghorepani where we stay overnight then get up at sunrise for the Himalayan panoramic view point at Poon Hill. The mountain views throughout this trek encompass the highest and most beautiful in the world including Lamjung, Himalchuli, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Machapuchare.

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Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Holiday Type: Walking & Trekking
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  • Duration: 23 days from Kathmandu
  • Leadership: Local leader
  • Minimum Group Size: 2 people
  • Cost: 2018 - £1,950 (or US$2,595 or €2,250) 2019 - £1,950 (or US$2,595 or €2,250)
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What does this include

Price includes:

  • All internal transport and transfers including private airport collections
  • One day sightseeing in Kathmandu with Nepalese cultural guide and private vehicle
  • Twin share room in Kathmandu at Hotel Tibet, Hotel Manaslu or Hotel Ambassador and in Pokhara at Hotel Mount Kailash or Hotel Landmark
  • Twin share room with common bathroom while on trek
  • Breakfast only in Kathmandu, all meals included while on trek. Trek meals include breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and biscuits plus two course dinner (soup and main meal) plus up to two cups of hot drinks per meal
  • All trekking arrangements including permits and fees, trekking guide(s) and porter(s). All trekking arrangements including permits and fees, trekking guide(s) and porter(s). We provide one trekking guide for group size of two people and two guides for a group size of three people and three guides for group size of six people plus
  • Bespoke weather forecasts for Annapurna region from EverestWeather.com throughout the duration of this trek
  • Thuraya satellite phone to ensure our guides have reliable communications with us for logistics, planning and group safety
  • Complimentary Annapurna trekking map
  • Full financial protection for all monies paid to us through our membership of Association of Bonded Travel Operators Trust (our ABTOT membership number is 5365) and having an Air Travel Organiser’s Licence (our ATOL number is 10921)
  • Pre departure support and advice from The Mountain Company by email, phone and face to face meetings in London. After booking with us we will send you our comprehensive "Nepal Pre Trip Information" notes

Price excludes:

  • International flight to/from Kathmandu
  • Travel & trekking insurance
  • Nepal visa for 30 days
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Personal clothing & equipment
  • Tips
  • Other items not listed in "What is included"
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Trip Grade Strenuous

Trip Grade Strenuous

Suitability: a good choice for regular long distance hill walkers, very high level of fitness required. These trips may involve mountaineering and glacial travel.

1) Walking times: average 7 to 8 hours walking per day (with several longer days up to 12 hours) for up to 28 days with some rest days included.

2) Altitude: up to 5,500m.

3) Terrain: for some of the time following well-travelled trails although also likely to encounter rough and rocky conditions possibly with exposed sections. May involve steep ascent and descent over mountain passes that could be snow covered.

4) Remoteness: usually in more remote areas and likely to be a long distance from nearest road and facilities available in a city.

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Trip Dates

  • April 7th to 29th 2018
  • April 28th to May 20th 2018
  • October 6th to 28th 2018
  • November 3rd to 25th 2018
  • April 6th to 28th 2019
  • April 27th to May 19th 2019
  • October 5th to 27th 2019
  • November 2nd to 24th 2019

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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrive in Kathmandu 
  • Day 2Sightseeing in Kathmandu 
  • Day 3Drive to Ngadi (930m) 
  • Day 4Trek to Jagat (1,300m) 
  • Day 5Trek to Dharapani (1,940m) 
  • Day 6Trek to Chame (2,700m) 
  • Day 7Trek to Pisang (3,190m) 
  • Day 8Trek to Manang (3,500m) 
  • Day 9Day walk for acclimatisation day around Manang (3,500m). 
  • Day 10Day walk for acclimatisation day around Manang (3,500m). 
  • Day 11Trek to Yak Kharka (4,090m) 
  • Day 12Trek to Thorong Phedi (4,490m) 
  • Day 13Trek over the Thorong La (5,400m) and to Muktinath (3,800m) 
  • Day 14Trek to Kagbeni (2,800m) 
  • Day 15Trek to Marpha (2,670m) 
  • Day 16Trek to Kalopani (2,560m) 
  • Day 17Trek to Tatopani (1,190m) 
  • Day 18Trek to Sikha (1,990m) 
  • Day 19Trek to Ghorepani (2,855m) and walk up Poon Hill for sunset 
  • Day 20Trek to Tirkhedungha (1,540m) 
  • Day 21Trek to Nayapool and drive to Pokhara 
  • Day 22Fly to Kathmandu 
  • Day 23Fly back home 
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