Trip Difficulty: Difficult
Trip Style: Trekking
Transport: As per Itinerary
Food: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner(BLD)
Accommodation: Hotel and teahouse
Group Size: Min 1 Pax
Max Elevation: 5,416 m/17,770 ft
Best Time: March - May & October - November
- Adventurous trails
- Picturesque villages
- Explore beautiful Manang village
- Visit centuries old monastery and caves
- Get to experience rich culture and unique lifestyle of locals
- Cross challenging Thorong La Pass
- Visit sacred Muktinath Temple
- Scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara
- Witness stunning views of Himalayan mountain like Annapurna range, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Fishtail, Lamjung Himal, Pisang Peak, Thorong Peak, Mt. Syangang, Mt. Gundang, etc
About Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit Trek is the most stimulating and adventurous trek in the Annapurna region. This trek presents a life-changing experience and the most captivating views of nature. From the first day of Annapurna Circuit Trekking, you will get amazed by the beauty of this region. Traversing through thrilling hillsides, tall snow-capped mountains, and dense forests, you explore the Annapurna region. Opened in 1977, Annapurna Circuit Trek is a very popular trekking trail among travel enthusiasts. The trails moves in an anti-clockwise direction. Beginning from Besishahar, you cross challenging Thorong La Pass and descends to Jomsom Valley.
Annapurna Circuit Trek 16 Days presents tropical to freezing alpine zone. In 16 days, you will not only explore the most quaint mountain villages and witness tempting views, but also get to experience distinct culture and tradition. People from many communities stay in the Annapurna region. You get to interact with them and look into their lifestyle. Along with that, you also get to see diverse vegetation and wildlife. Annapurna Circuit Trekking is a perfect blend of adventure, experience, and gateway.
Annapurna Circuit Trek is a bit challenging trek. You need to be in good health and physical fitness to go on this trek. Previous experience is needed to go on Annapurna Circuit Trek 16 Days. The trek offers tempting views of many Himalayan mountains like Annapurna range (8,091 m), Lamjung Himal (6,983 m), Pisang Peak (6,091 m), Thorong Peak (5,416 m), Mt. Fishtail (6,993 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), etc. To know more about the package and our departure dates get in touch with us at any time. We would love to assist you.
How long does it take to trek the Annapurna Circuit?
Annapurna Circuit Trek can be done in as few as 10 days to as many as 28 days. It depends on you and the time you have got. However, we have designed the perfect 16 days Annapurna Circuit Trek to let you experience the best of the region without going on a long trek.
Why trek to Annapurna Circuit Trek with us?
We are a team of professional climbers and trekkers who have mapped almost every trail of Nepal. We have led countless numbers of groups to their destination successfully. We provide the best service and affordable prices. Moreover, we are also a big believer and follower of eco-friendly treks and tours. With us, you will not only venture through the region, but also get to know in-depth about the region, and help to promote the economy of that place, as we work closely with the locals.
Annapurna Circuit Trek map
You can check our Annapurna Circuit Trek map to get a clearer perspective of the trail and the route that you will be following during the Annapurna Circuit Trek with us. We designed our map precisely to help you understand the trail and the stops during the trek.
Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) Symptoms & Prevention
Annapurna Circuit Trek is a high altitude trek that involves the risk of altitude sickness, which is also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). This happens when your body did not get acclimatize properly with the elevation. It is very important to protect yourself from AMS to complete the trek. As in worse can it can ruin the entire journey. Therefore, we take a very careful ascent profile with ample rest days and take all necessary measures to aim to prevent AMS - see more information below.
Symptoms of altitude sickness
- Difficulty in sleeping
- Dizziness or light-headedness
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea or vomiting
- Shortness of breath with exertion
- Include an adequate number of rest days in the itinerary
- Keep yourself hydrated
- Do not drink alcoholic beverages
- Do not gain more than 500 meters in a day
- Try to spend the night in lower altitude
- Acclimatize properly at a lower altitude
- Inform your guide immediately if any of the symptoms you see
- Do not push yourself
Best time to go to Annapurna Circuit Trek
The best time to go to Annapurna Circuit Trekking is in spring and autumn. Months from March to May and October to November fall under these seasons. This time is also the peak of the trekking season in Nepal. As per data, the weather usually stays stable during this time of the year along with the moderate climate. Likewise, the entire region becomes colorful with several species of flowers.
Monsoon (June to September) to Winter (December to February) is not the ideal time to go on Annapurna Circuit Trekking due to unstable weather and chilly climate. The rainfall makes the slippery and prone to landslide, whereas the winter brings the harsh cold with itself.
Accommodation during Annapurna Circuit Trek
As per the availability, you will either stay overnight in a lodge or teahouse. You will have basic rooms enough to spend a night or two. Usually, rooms come under twin-sharing, therefore if you are looking to get a single room then let us know priorly. Likewise, the washroom at most of the place is common.
Food & Water on Annapurna Circuit Trek
The meals will be served as per the menu of the lodge or tea house. You can find Nepali, Continental, Tibetan, and Indian cuisines. Dal Bhat and curries are the most staples, filling, and affordable ones. However, you have the option to choose from dishes like sandwiches, pasta, momo, thukpa, bread, eggs, meat, etc.
Water is available in all the tea shops and lodge. You can carry a reusable water bottle with yourself and fill up every time you need it. We highly request you to not buy water bottles on the trail, as it will reduce the waste and keep the environment safe.
Annapurna Circuit Trek cost
There are so many things that affect the cost of the package overall. Itinerary, permits, services you are willing to get on the trail, expenses of guide and porters, etc are few things that drastically either increases or decreases the cost. With us, you will get the best price in the market along with high-quality service.
We are always open to tailor-made itinerary options. We do have fixed departure dates, but you can as well create your itinerary as per your requirements. This helps us to provide the best service to our guests as well as meet their requirements. Therefore, feel free to share your queries with us, so that we can arrange the best possible venture for you.
We try our best to run sustainable & eco-friendly treks and tours everywhere. As we spend lots of our time in nature, it is very important for us to conserve and protect it. From recommending not to use plastic water bottles on the trail to cleaning the base camps while returning from the journey, these small steps that we are taking do make a difference. Moreover, we try best to reduce wastage on the trail by carrying more eco-friendly things with us.