Do you know the meaning of a circuit trek and does the trekking trail of Annapurna Circuit match with this description? The answer to this question is yes because this trekking adventure takes you around the Annapurna mountains. This trekking trail adds excitement to your adventurous spirit, especially when it takes you to the world’s deepest gorge. We will not tell you the name of it though because we want you to find out on which day of the itinerary you will be there. We will also hike through Thorong-La Pass, the highest pass in the Annapurna Region as a part of the Annapurna Circuit's trail. Isn’t this rewarding from a trekker's point of view?
The trekking trail becomes too scenic when it takes you to Poon Hill, the best viewpoint in the Annapurna region where you can admire the mountains rising right before your very eyes. Another great thing about this trek is that you will also be in the Mustang Region. As you head from Manang to Yak Kharka, the scenery is jaw-dropping. Taking photos and giving them as souvenirs to your friends will inspire them to do Annapurna Circuit Trek in the future.
Due to the extension of the Tibetan Plateau in the Nepalese territory, your trekking trail takes you to this plateau as well. That means that you will be walking Old Tibet Trade Route and in the world’s highest tableland or else, the Grand Canyon of Nepal.
The names and the heights of the Anappurna mountains are:
Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Mt. Annapurna I (8,091m) Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m), Mt. Annapurna II (7,937 m.), Mt. Annapurna III (7,555m), Mt. Annapurna IV (7,525m), Mt. Annapurna south (7,219m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,041m), Mt. Machhapuchhare (6,998m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441m), Mt. Lamjung Himal (6,986m), Tukuche peak (6,920m), and Tilicho peak (7134m).
In the Everest Region Buddhism dominates, while in the Annapurna Region, Buddhism and Hinduism exist side by side and give you the feeling of secularism and democracy in a place where the people think traditionally and conventionally.
Other highlights include:
Although there are some dusty vehicle roads, Annapurna Circuit is a classic walk according to the Travelers’ Magazine. The beautiful view of the snow-covered mountains ranging from 6000 m to 7000 m makes sense for choosing this trek.
Beautiful Blue Lakes in a remote area that you'll never forget
Twin sharing accommodation with Breakfast plan in Kathmandu and Pokhara at 3-star category hotel
Lodge/Mountain Teahouse accommodation during the time of trekking
Pickup from the airport and a hotel as well as drop off in a private vehicle
Local bus transportation from Kathmandu-Besisahar-Jagat and back from Pokhara to Kathmandu in a tourist coach
Kathmandu valley sightseeing in a private vehicle
Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Full board meal (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with tea/coffee during the time of trekking
As indicated in the itinerary
Nepal Government certified English speaking local trekking guide and porter
Porter service (One porter for 2 trekkers)
Permits and official documents
Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Permit and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Permit card for trekking
Official paper documents Government taxes and local fees
Entrance fees of Kathmandu valley sightseeing
A comprehensive medical kit.
Farewell dinner in a restaurant with a cultural show.
Trip accomplishment certificate.
All government taxes
International flight tickets
Travel and rescue insurance
Nepal entry visa
Personal trekking equipment and expenses like water, laundry, phone, and bar bills
Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from your trip (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
Expenses due to unavoidable events, like flight cancellation, strikes, and others
Tips to your guide, porter, and driver
Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the included section