Experience a relishing 14 days trek in Annapurna circuit exploring the mesmerizing Himalayas, rivers, waterfalls, and socio-cultural life in Annapurna region.
The Annapurna Circuit is one of the most popular Annapurna region treks. This 14 days Annapurna Circuit trek itinerary does not include your airport pickups and drops. Also, you can have your choice of hotels for accommodation in Kathmandu. You can stay anywhere you like.
We do not include your date of arrival and departure in this 14 days itinerary. So, on this trek, you can arrive in Nepal and fly back from Nepal to your homeland at any dates.
Annapurna Circuit is a wonderful trekking destination in Nepal. You can experience trekking in the remotest parts of the country. Walking close to the amazing Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu range. Also, you will be trekking through the amazing villages. At the villages, you’ll see how people manage to live a happy life in the remotest villages.
At Manang village, you will see that the lifestyle of people has influences of Tibetan lifestyles. Here, you will see ages-old monasteries and gompas. You will get an insight into their amazing traditions and vibrant cultures.
If you want to trek in Annapurna circuit, contact us. We (Exciting Nepal) are a renowned trekking agency in Nepal. We organize the best treks and tours in any trekking destinations in Nepal.
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The Major Attractions on the Trek,
- A scenic drive from Kathmandu to Beshisahar and back.
- Striking views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu Himalayan range.
- The incredible Tibetan villages in Manang and Mustang.
- Thorong La pass, 5416 meters.
- Visiting the sacred pilgrimage site of Hindus and Buddhists at Muktinath.
- Trekking through the windy and arid lands in Annapurna region.
- Interacting with the locals witnessing their lifestyles, traditions, and culture.
- Visiting several monasteries and gompas en route.
How Tough is Annapurna Circuit? Can I Do it?
If you are an enthusiastic trekker, there shouldn’t be something like “impossible” on your trekking list. Annapurna Circuit trek is definitely challenging, but not impossible. No doubt, these 14 days on Annapurna Circuit trek are going to be among the remarkable days of your life.
The biggest challenge during this trek is the “Thorung La” pass. A trekker coming from any part of the world will touch the sky at 5416 meters. Crossing the pass is the toughest part on the trail. Because of a very high altitude, the weather and climate keep unstable there. It can snow at the pass at any time of the year. Altitude sickness is equally fearful at such a high altitude.
Totally different from your regular life, you will be hitting the rugged and remote trekking trails in Annapurna. This isn’t as easy as it sounds. You really have to put so much effort into everything while trekking in the Annapurna Circuit.
Note: With appropriate trekking gears, proper plans and preparations, you can beat the Annapurna Circuit trek difficulty.
Which is the Best Season for Trekking in Annapurna Circuit?
The best time of the year for Annapurna Circuit Trek is during Autumn (mid-September to early November). This time is popular because of the incredible weather at Annapurna Circuit in Autumn. Weather remains favorable and suitable for trekking.
Also, the visibility in the atmosphere is really great in Autumn. You will see astonishing views of the incredibly beautiful Himalayas. Also, the lower regions are also beautiful with lush jungles, clear skies, beautiful rivers, and splashing waterfalls.
Spring (March to May) is the most popular time for Annapurna Circuit trek after autumn. This season is also famous for its fair weather and amazing visibility. Even at the higher altitudes, the possibilities of harsh weather hazards become lesser during the peak trekking seasons in Annapurna.
Do I need travel insurance?
Travel Insurance is compulsory when you are doing high altitude treks in Nepal.
Insurance during Annapurna Circuit trek has no other motives than your safety. There are a few things that you should know before you do your insurance. You might need emergency rescues and helicopter evacuations at the higher altitudes. This can happen due to some medical causes or due to some natural hazards and emergencies. Thus, please bear in mind that your travel insurance must cover medical coverage for above 5000 meters.
What Kind of Accommodation Can I Have During This Trek?
The accommodation at Pokhara will be staying at three-star hotels. Whereas during the trek, we will be staying at the teahouses and hotels en route. At the lower altitudes, you will find more teahouses as compared to than at the higher places.
The teahouses, though are fairly basic, provide good services and facilities. The teahouses and the facilities they provide vary depending on the altitude. At higher altitudes, teahouses will be more basic with lesser services and facilities. Lower the altitudes, the facilities are more advanced.
At the teahouses, you can enjoy facilities like a hot shower, laundry, hot water thermos, good food, comfortable accommodation, extra blankets, charging electronic gadgets, and room heaters in the dining hall. Due to the remoteness, the teahouses charge a certain amount for all the extra services that they provide.
What Should I Bring on the Trek?
What you bring differs with the trekking seasons. Which time of the year are you going to trek? Whenever you are going, you should bring suitable trekking gears. Here is a list of the appropriate packing list for Annapurna CIrcuit trek. Have a look,
- Down Jacket with fleece
- Trekking Pants
- Thermal Innerwears (top and bottom)
- A Hat and a scarf
- Rainproof and windproof jackets
- Few pairs of warm and normal socks
- Polarized Sunglasses
- A pair of comfortable trekking shoes
- T-shirts and Shorts
- Band-Aids (blisters are a trekker’s worst nightmare)
- Medical tape roll
- Medicines for cold, cough, and allergies
- Oral rehydration salts
- Water purification tablets
- Medicine for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide or Dexamethasone tablets)
- Toilet paper roll
- Toothpaste and toothbrush
- Antibacterial handwash gel
- Sanitary gel
- Trekking Poles
- A refillable water bottle with filter
Annapurna Circuit 14 days trek itinerary
Day 01: Drive to Besishahar Trek to Bulbule (860 meters)
We will be driving to Besisahar in a private vehicle. From Besisahar the real trek begins. We will be trekking to Bulbule through beautiful sceneries around. Along the trail, we will see amazing villages and meet the locals.
Overnight at a hotel in Bulbule.
Day 02: Trek from Bulbhle to Chamche (1385 meters)
After having breakfast at Bulbule, we will set off on the trekking trails towards Chamche. The trail is amazing. On the way, you’ll be walking through a couple of rainfall, rivers, forests, local settlements, and amazing surrounding vistas.
After reaching Chamche, we will stay overnight at a hotel.
Day 03: Chamche to Timang (3400 meters)
From Chamche, we will set off on the trekking trail towards Timang, a beautiful place in Annapurna with amazing natural scenarios. We will be walking through the amazing circuit trails enjoying the incredible views around.
As we get closer to Timang, we will begin seeing the amazing Himalayas. We will also see cascading waterfalls, splashing rivers, amazing hills, and lush jungles of Rhododendrons and pine.
Timang is the most beautiful viewpoint of majestic Annapurna and Manasulu Himalayan range.
We will stay overnight in Timang.
Day 04: Trek from Timang to Dhikurpokhari (3240 meters)
On the fourth day of our trek, we will trek from Timang to Dhikurpokhari via Chamje, the capital city of Manang. The trail is beautiful. We will walk through the incredible settlements. Interacting with the locals and observing their inspiring lifestyles feels amazing.
After some hours of walking, we will reach the campsite in Dhikur Pokhari. We will set our tents and will camp there. Lunch and dinner at the camp in Dhikur Pokhari.
Day 05: Trek from Dhikur Pokhari to Nyawal (3600 meters)
After having breakfast at the campsite in Dhikur Pokhari, we will continue trekking to Nyawal, a beautiful place with amazing views of the Annapurna mountain range. The trek is a short and refreshing trek. We will be walking through the quiet trails, scenic and amazing.
Overnight in Nyawal.
Day 06: Nawal to Manang (3540 meters)
From Nawal, we will walk on a downhill trail for nearly an hour. The trail passes through amazing forests of pine. Also, we will see beautiful pastures around. At a place called Braga, we will meet the trail to Manang.
The trail to Manang is beautiful with beautiful monasteries, small villages, beautiful houses, colorful prayer flags, and chortens. Walking through the beautiful trails, we will reach Manag village, 3540m.
There are few teahouses in Manang where we can stay overnight.
Day 07: Acclimatization day at Manang
Tomorrow, we will be climbing Thorung La pass, 5416 meters. So, before going to such a high altitude, you must have an acclimatization day. For acclimatization, we will spend a day doing some acclimatization hikes in Manang.
There are some lakes, caves, monasteries, and several other things that you can go observe on this rest day. Visit the local village and interact with the locals. You will have a great time doing that.
Day 08: Trek from Manang to Ledar (4200 meters) via Thorung La pass (5416 meters)
Finally, today is the day. We will be crossing the Thorung La pass today. You will gain almost 2000 meters on a single day today. Be aware of the altitude and altitude sickness. Climbing up to the top of Thorung La pass is exciting and is tough.
From the top of Thorung La, we will see amazing Himalayan views. Relish the heavenly views around. We will continue trekking towards Ledar via the Jarsang river valley. Ledar is a beautiful place near the snowy Himalayas. Trekkers often claim about spotting snow leopards there.
Day 09: Ledar to Phedi (4400 meters) or High camp (4600 meters)
We will begin to trek after having breakfast at Ledar. From Ledar, we will walk down to a beautiful river. The walk is refreshing, you will see the amazing Himalayan scenarios around. We will cross the river and will start climbing an uphill trail towards Phedi.
We will be staying overnight at Phedi or at High camp, 4600 meters. This will depend on how your body is feeling.
Day 10: Phedi or High Camp to Muktinath (3800 meters)
From Phedi or High camp, we will trek to Muktinath. Muktinath is a pilgrimage site of Hindus and Buddhists. There is a temple of Lord Vishnu, ponds, caves, and a natural fire fueled by a natural gas source.
We will stay overnight at Muktinath.
Day 11: Muktinath to Marfa
We will make our way from Muktinath to Marfa after having warm morning breakfast. On the way, you will meet some vendors selling the local handicrafts. The holy black stone, also called “Shaligram” is one of the popular things that the pilgrims buy.
On the way, we will see old caves on our way to Kagbeni. Enjoying the walk, we will reach Marfa. Marfa is also known as the village of Apple Orchards. Overnight there in a hotel.
Day 12: Marfa to Tatopani
Marfa is a beautiful village in lower Mustang. From Marpha, we will follow the trekking trail that dips down to Kali Gandaki river. We will walk to Tukche and will take a bus from there to Tatopani. Enjoying the bus ride, we will reach Tatopani. Overnight at Tatopani.
Day 13: Tatopani to Pokhara
It will take us almost seven hours to drive from Tatopani to Pokhara. Enjoy the scenery around. The bumpy ride is tiring. Don’t worry, you’ll be fine as you reach Pokhara.
Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu
From Pokhara, we will drive back to Kathmandu in a private vehicle. The trek ends as we reach Kathmandu.
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