Annapurna Circuit Trek 8 Days

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destination Annapurna
duration 8 Days
grade Moderate
start/end point Kathmandu/Pokhara
region Annapurna
max altitude 5416m
group size 2-10
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 hours
accommodation Hotel/Teahouse
season All season

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 990
Pax 2 USD 890
Pax 3 USD 850
Pax 4 to 6 USD 790
Pax 7 to 12 USD 750
Pax 13 to 18 USD 690
Pax 19 to 24 USD 650
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Annapurna Circuit Trek 8 Days

The Short 8 Annapurna Circuit Trek, One of the best and popular treks in Nepal trekking around the Annapurna. Picturesque villages, turbulent river gorges, desolate high Himalayas passes, relaxing hot spring, Buddhist and Hindu temples, delightful farming villages, and at every turn a different view of the Annapurna summits. Explore the Annapurna circuit, one of the most geographically and culturally diverse treks in Nepal, during this 8-day guided trip.

The Annapurna circuit trek trail opened for tourists since the 1980s, the Annapurna Circuit has been recognized as one of the world's best trekking routes. After arrival in Kathmandu, we drive from Kathmandu to Nagdi and start our trek from here. Trek past the villages of Nagdi, Chamje, and Chame to reach Manang, where we will stay for a day to acclimatize ourselves to adjust our body in high altitude. Visit Barge Monastery, the largest monastery in Manang district. Afterward, Cross the mighty Thorong La Pass (5416m), which one is world’s widest pass, and descend to Jomsom (2,750m) via Kagbeni. Relax at hot springs in Tatopani, enjoy amazing Annapurna Himalayas views from Poon Hill before back to Kathmandu.

The trek past beautiful mountain hamlets, through colorful rhododendron forests and over the foothills of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks. Enjoy magnificent views of Annapurna I, II, III, and IV as well as Dhaulagiri and Mount fishtail mountains, among others High Himalayan peaks. Cross many beautiful rivers and streams. See amazing waterfalls and natural hot springs as well as the deepest (Kaligandaki gorge) gorge in the world, during this trek.

The Annapurna circuit trek itinerary is curated for trekkers who seeking to experience a more adventurous journey in Nepal Himalaya and experience the diversified scenery, geography, and different climate zones of the Annapurna Round.

ITINERARY

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This morning we head from Kathmandu to Chame via Besisahar. Along the route you will get glimpses of several snow-capped mountains (Annapurna & Manaslu) as we cross rivers and pass through terraced farmland. We will travel by jeep for around 3 to 4 hours from Besisahar to Chame passing through villages such as: Sange, Bhulbhule, Nagdi, Chamche, Tal, Dharapani, Bagarchhap, Dankya, Timang, Thanchowk, and Koto.

Today we head out on the trail following the Marsyangdi River, with our first stop at Bratang and then on to Chemyau Kharka where there is a memorial to Japanese mountain climber Akira Ochiai. Further on we come to Dhukur Pokhari passing through forests along the way until we arrive at lower Pisang from where we will head to Upper Pisang as a means of acclimatizing. We will then return to Lower Pisang for the night.

Pisang is the start of our trek into the upper Manang region. Today we follow the trail to Braga; a Tibetan village with its distinctive architecture and houses constructed one upon the other. One of Manang’s main features is its Gompa (Buddhist temple), being the largest in the Manang region. Manang is also very popular stopping-off point with trekkers who remain here for a day in order to acclimatize before heading to higher elevations. From Manang we have views of Mt. Chulu and Gangapurna.

Today is set aside to acclimatize, something that is essential before heading to higher elevations. This will limit the possibility of suffering altitude sickness. In order to improve the process we will take a short hike to Bhojo Gumba or Gangapurna Lake. The remainder of your time can be spent exploring this fascinating town.

This morning we head out on the trail to Yak Kharka, beginning with a climb through snow covered forests of juniper. The trail is steep until we arrive at Ghustang. The remainder of this trail is relatively easy as we head to Yak Kharka, and along the way enjoy views of Annapurna II, Gangapurna, and Tilicho.

This morning we head out on a short 1 hour trek to Ledar and then on to Thorong Phedi. Thorong Phedi is at the base of Thorong Himal. We will either spend the night here or move on to High Camp, depending on the weather conditions. Being at High Camp makes it a little easier to reach Thorong La Pass tomorrow.

Today promises to be full of excitement as we head to one of the world’s highest passes – Thorong La Pass. It is going to be a tough day, firstly because of the altitude and secondly because we have to trek for 4 to 5 hours. On the pass you will have stunning views of many 6000m plus peaks. You will also have awesome views as you gaze down to the Kali Gandaki Valley. We then continue down to Muktinath and is at the beginning quite easy, but does have some undulating part in the middle of the trek. We then head down on a steep descent to Muktinath with views of Mt. Dhaulagiri along the way.

Before heading off to Pokhara we will visit Muktinath Temple, a very sacred temple for Buddhists and Hindus. We will also visit Jwala Mai Sanctuary before heading for Jomson from where we will drive back to Pokhara where our trek ends.

SERVICES

Cost Included In Your Package

  • Kathmandu - Besisahar transfers on a local bus, Besisahar to Chame by Sharing Jeep Pokhara - Kathmandu transportation on a Local bus
  • One night hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Muktinath To Pokhara transportation by Bus or sharing jeep.
  • Three Meals a day [Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner] during the trek
  • Accommodation on beautiful cozy tea houses as per the itinerary
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entry permits and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) cards
  • Experienced English-speaking, government licensed and ministry of tourism trained trekking guide with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
  • Strong experienced Sherpa helpers [porters] with meals, accommodation, salary, and insurance
  • Assistant trekking guide for groups over 8 people with meals, accommodation, salary, and insurance
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Comprehensive first aid medical kit carried by the guide / American medical association approved Oximeter
  • Necessary paper works, all government, and local taxes, company service charges
  • Trip achievement certificate after successful trip completion.
  • Oxygen meter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) which will ensure your health during the trek.
  • Assistant guide for groups of 8 or more people.

Cost Excludes

  • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu Lunch and Dinner.
  • Meals in Pokhara.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Your Travel and medical rescue insurance(recommended).
  • International airfare.
  • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic, soup, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cocoa, mineral water, extra food, cold and hot drinks on trek ( i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the tea houses)
  • All desserts & sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Hot shower and battery charging at the tea houses.
  • Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (tipping is expected)

EQUIPMENTS

The following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek. It is important you do not forget the essential items, as this will determine your comfort and safety on the trek. Equally important is that you do not burden yourself with unnecessary equipment on the trek.

  • Sleeping Bag (Sherpa Teams will provide but need to return after completing the trip)
  • Duffel Bag (Sherpa Teams will provide but need to return after completing the trip)
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof windbreaker or windcheater
  • Thermal underclothes
  • Rain poncho
  • Down jacket (Sherpa Teams will provide but need to return after completing the trip)
  • Fleece or wool trousers
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Trekking pants (two pairs)
  • Mittens or woolen gloves
  • Hiking socks (several pairs)
  • Moisture-wicking shirts, including t-shirts
  • Trekking shoes or boots with spare laces
  • Flip-flops or sandals for relaxing in the evenings
  • Underwear (several pairs)
  • Swimsuit or swimming costume
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp or flashlight/torch
  • Sleeping bag (Sherpa Teams can provide this for you)
  • Trekking poles (if desired)
  • Hiking backpack with a capacity of at least 40 liters
  • Small lock for your backpack
  • Reusable water bottles (at least two liters)
  • Water purification tablets or filtration device
  • Wash towel
  • Basic first aid kit

Toiletries (tissues, toilet paper, moisturizer, lip balm, sunscreen, sanitary pads, hand sanitizer, nail clippers, a small mirror, toothbrush, toothpaste, glasses, contacts, etc.)

GOOD TO KNOW

Accommodation

You will be accommodated in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu. During the trek, we will be staying at lodges/ teahouses. You may find comfort and better quality teahouses - having attached bathroom at lower levels- until you reach higher elevations, where the accommodation is more basic with bare necessities. 

Meals during the trek

 In Kathmandu, your hotel includes breakfast, whereas all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be provided during the trek. A staple food of the Manang & Mustang regions is potatoes, oats, buckwheat, Sherpa stew, and Tibetan bread. Sherpa’s’ started farming potatoes when the first seeds were introduced to the region in the early 90s. There is a limited choice of food at higher elevations and except many potato dishes. Potatoes are high in carbohydrates – an excellent source of energy needed at high altitudes.

Transportation

We use a private car for sightseeing and for the airport to hotel pick and drop off. We use public transportation or local buses during the trek. 

Physical fitness

This can be a challenging trek where you often have to walk 6-7 hours a day. You need past experience of hiking or trekking but if you have done any kind of trekking activities then it is always a plus! We have met people from all walks of life, shapes, and sizes who have completed the trek. The only difficult part is when altitude sickness strikes and the effect that it can have on your body. Before leaving for Nepal it is good if you can prepare yourself physically by increasing your stamina and oxygen intake. 

Remember – The better prepared – the more enjoyable your trek!

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The Annapurna Circuit Trek is approximately 160-230 kilometers long, depending on the route you take.

The trek typically takes around 15-20 days to complete. However, if you are short on time, you can opt for a 8-day challenging trek, which covers the most essential parts of the circuit.

Yes, the 8-day Annapurna Circuit Trek is considered challenging due to its shorter duration. You will be covering a significant distance each day, which requires a good level of fitness and endurance.

The highest point on the Annapurna Circuit Trek is Thorong La Pass, which sits at an altitude of 5,416 meters (17,769 feet).

The best time to do the Annapurna Circuit Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer the best weather with clear skies and moderate temperatures.

Yes, you will need two permits for the Annapurna Circuit Trek: the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card. These can be obtained in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

Yes, there are plenty of tea houses along the Annapurna Circuit Trek route. These tea houses provide basic accommodation and meals, making it convenient for trekkers.

Some essential items to pack for the trek include sturdy hiking boots, warm clothing layers, a good quality sleeping bag, a trekking pole, a first aid kit, a water bottle, sunscreen, and a hat. It's also recommended to carry some snacks and energy bars.

Altitude sickness can be a concern on the Annapurna Circuit Trek, especially when crossing Thorong La Pass. It's important to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and listen to your body. If you experience severe symptoms of altitude sickness, it's best to descend to a lower altitude.

While it is not mandatory to have a guide or porter, it is highly recommended, especially for first-time trekkers or those with limited experience. A guide can assist with navigation, provide valuable insights about the region, and help in case of emergencies. A porter can carry your heavy backpack, allowing you to trek with less weight on your shoulders.

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 990
Pax 2 USD 890
Pax 3 USD 850
Pax 4 to 6 USD 790
Pax 7 to 12 USD 750
Pax 13 to 18 USD 690
Pax 19 to 24 USD 650
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All Inclusive Cost

USD 790

Per Person

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