Annapurna Circuit Trek – 13 Days
Highlights of 13 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek
- Crossing of Thorong La Pass at 5,412m – A great sense of accomplishment!
- Astonishing view of Himalayas – Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and numerous 6,000m+ & 7,000m+ peaks
- Great cultural insight – Gurung and Magar Community (believed to be descended of Tibetan)
- Paying homage to Muktinath – a religious place known for enlightenment
- Incredible geographical experience – ranging from sub-tropical – alpine – snowy barren landscapes in short time period
Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the classical and most diverse trek in Nepal. The Trek is definitely not like a walks in the park – they are sure to challenge you physically and mentally pushing your limits. If you have extreme yearning to walk on wild Himalayas, this trek makes an incredible journey beyond travel.
13 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek route follows an anti-clockwise route behind the 50km Annapurna massif. As we start gaining elevation, lowland Hindu community gradually gives way to Tibetan group and architecture & agriculture changes accordingly. The stunning Himalayan ranges including 8,000m+ peaks – Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges comes full into view.
Some significant landmarks includes: the Upper Pisang – Braga route which offers great cultural insights and stunning views of Annapurna II and IV. Likewise crossing Thorong La pass at 5,416m/ 17,770ft, offers you a real sense of achievement.
13 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek itinerary is designed to allow proper exploration and make the short trekking . The trekking route avoids a recently build road as long as possible. The total length of round Annapurna trek varies from – 160 – 230 km (100 – 145 miles), depending on where motor transportation is used and where the trek concludes. The Trek Start from Dharapani which drive 6, 7 hour by jeep or Bus from Kathmandu and fly from Jomsom to Pokhara.
Annapurna Circuit Trek – Best Season to Travel
Autumn (September – November) and spring (March – May) are the best time of the year for trekking in the Annapurna region. The weather during these season is excellent with outstanding views.
If you wish to enjoy lone time with nature, then you can consider trekking Annapurna in (Dec, Jan & Feb). However, the extremely cold temperature might not be suitable for most of the travelers. Trekking in Monsoon is full of risks – landslide & flood – but it can be boon for a keen botanist.
Annapurna Circuit Trek – Post Earthquake
Good news – Annapurna region is least suffered by the earthquake in April.
According to a report of Nepali Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, only 6 of the 250 hotels, guesthouse and inns were affected by the earthquake. And those affected requires minor repairs. The trails are totally unaffected and safe to travel as it was before.
Likewise, all the 30 bridges on the trails are unharmed. But the area of Bagarchhap, Bhratang, Kagbeni and the southern part of the Annapurna sanctuary are marked as risky place when traveled in monsoon season.
Adventure Great Himalaya assures you the safest trail route accompanied by an experienced trek guide. We dial everything to make your travel safe and comfortable.
Annapurna Circuit Trek – Permits & Regulation
Travelers are required to obtain Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit (ACAP) and TIMS card to enter the Annapurna region.
Permits fees in Annapurna Region:
ACAP fee for foreigners: USD 30 or convertible foreign currency
ACAP fee for SAARC Nationals: NRS 20
TIMS permit: USD 10 or convertible foreign currency
Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary -13 Days
- Airport/ Hotel/ Airport Transportation
- Two Nights Hotel in Kathmandu including Breakfast.
- 3 Times Meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek
- All the Permit and Company necessary paper works
- Transportation from Kathmandu to Dharpani by Bus / Jeep
- All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
- Trekking Guide: An experienced, helpful, friendly and English speaking Trekking guide .
- Jomsom to Pokhara flight ticket
- One night Hotel in Pokhara.
- Adventure Certificate.
- All government taxes.
- Service charge.
- International airfair and nepal entry visa fee
- Travel insurance.Emergency rescue Evacuation
- Lunch Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- All the bar bills like coke, beer, bottle of water, hot water etc.
- Trekking Porter