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Annapurna Semi-Circuit Trek - 17 Days

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Duration: 17 Days
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous
  • Min person: 2
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About Trip:

‘The Annapurna semi-circuit trek, The Annapurna Sanctuary trek and travel in the Annapurna range are ‘the most scenic trails from the sub tropic to arctic zone in the midst of high snow capped peaks’

This trip offers you ample time to immerse yourself in the fantastic Himalayan environment of the Annapurna Region. These are excellent treks through the huge Himalayan range with the high Throngla-La (Pass) at 5,416m. (17,700ft). The trek begins following the raging Marsyandi River all the way to its source at near Manang Trekking through the beautiful valley following well established trails and passing traditional villages, forests, and over snow covered passes. The walk continues with constant views of the massive mid Himalayan range along with its rich multi culture. Being in the midst of Himalayan wildlife and wonderful natural surroundings of serene verdant forest of oaks, rhododendron, hemlocks, pines and Himalayan maple make you feel so much alive. Although the Annapurna Circuit is one of the most popular treks not only in Nepal but in the whole of the Himalayan range and the Kali Gandaki Valley is renowned as being Nepal’s most prosperous regions because of the Trans Himalayan and Salt Trade Route which passes through this region to Tibet, the area is surprisingly wild and scenically varied. 

This is one of the classic and most rewarding treks in Nepal and probable on this planet offering grand views of the three highest 8000m mountains Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu as well as other snow capped peaks of over 6000m. The trek leads towards the glacial lake in Manang, through the rural farm villages and terraced farm fields from the sub-tropic climate to the arctic landscape and through the rain forest to the alpine woodlands. The dramatic deep valleys and rugged mountain scenery being the reason for this trek’s popularit; the experience is truly awe-inspiring. Further north live the Manang people of Tibetan origin. Our trek follows the Yak country and finally over the Thorung- La, 5,420m with its amazing views of the surrounding landscapes and magnificent peaks. Finally we reach at the top of Thorang La pass.The trail descends towards Jomsom passing through the holy site of Muktinath. a source of the Kali Gandaki River. Passing through the deep gorge of Kali Gandaki River and we end our trek at Jomsom from where we fly back to Kathmandu via Pokhara.

Outline itinerary

Day 1:Arrive at Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel

Day 2:Half day city tour

Day 3:Drive to Ngadi (1,150m) via Beshishar (823m) 6-7 hrs

Day 4:Trek to Jagat(1,290m) 6 hrs walks

Day 5:Trek to Dharapani (1,860m) 6hrs

Day 6:Trek to Chame (2,715m) 5-6 hrs

Day 7:Trek to Pisang (3,185m) 6 hrs

Day 8:Trek to Manang (3,350m) 4-5 hrs

Day 9:Rest day at Manang

Day 10:Manang to Yak Kharka (4,130m) 3-4 hrs

Day 11:Trek to Thorung Phedi (4,400m) 6hrs walks

Day 12:Trek to Muktinath (3,800m) via Thorang-la (5,415m) 6-8 hrs

Day 13:Trek to Kagbeni (Gateway to Upper Mustang) (2,830m) 3-4 hrs

Day 14:Trek to Jomsom 2-3 hrs walks

Day 15:Fly to Pokhara. Afternoon free day at Pokhara

Day 16:Fly to Kathmandu

Day 17:Transfer to Airport for the International departure

Cost Includes:

    •    Fully Organized Camping Trek (FOT) with all meals and drinks (Tea and hot water) included.
    •    All ground transfers as per Itinerary.
    •    Expert HH trek leader, English speaking local guide, Sherpas and porters.
    •    TIMS card and ACAP fees.
    •    Restricted area permit fees
    •    Domestic airfares
    •    4 nights’ accommodation at 4 star hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing with breakfast.
    •    Half day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and entry fees
    •    Equipment clothing for porter & staffs.
    •    Foods and Insurance for all staff & porters.
    •    Staffs wages, allowances and their salaries.
    •    Himalaya Hikes Kit bag and shirt, City map, 4 seasonal sleeping bag and dawn jacket. Sleeping bag and dawn jacket are to be returned after the completion of trip.
    •    Service Charges.
    •    A comprehensive medical kit.
    •    Rescue arrangements.
    •    All government and local taxes.
    •    International flight re-confirmation.


Cost Excludes:


    • International flight & departure tax.
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or on trek for any reason (early arrival or late arrival, early return from the trek or tours).
    • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire).
    • Tips, any expenses of personal nature, clients insurance.
    • Extra baggage charge

Detail Itinerary

Day 1Arrive at Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel

Day 2Half day city tour

Day 3Drive to Ngadi (1,150m) via Beshishar (823m) 6-7 hrs

Day 4Trek to Jagat(1,290m) 6 hrs walks

Day 5Trek to Dharapani (1,860m) 6hrs

Day 6Trek to Chame (2,715m) 5-6 hrs

Day 7Trek to Pisang (3,185m) 6 hrs

Day 8Trek to Manang (3,350m) 4-5 hrs

Day 9Rest day at Manang

Day 10Manang to Yak Kharka (4,130m) 3-4 hrs

Day 11Trek to Thorung Phedi (4,400m) 6hrs walks

Day 12Trek to Muktinath (3,800m) via Thorang-la (5,415m) 6-8 hrs

Day 13Trek to Kagbeni (Gateway to Upper Mustang) (2,830m) 3-4 hrs

Day 14Trek to Jomsom 2-3 hrs walks

Day 15Fly to Pokhara. Afternoon free day at Pokhara

Day 16Fly to Kathmandu

Day 17Transfer to Airport for the International departure

Equipments List

You are advised to consider the following equipments as essentials while packing for the Everest Base CampTrek.

  • Hiking boots
  • Socks
  • Trekking trousers and pants
  • Under Garments
  • Hiking shorts
  • T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Warm hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Thermal gloves
  • Headlamp or head torch with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Daypack 30 Ltr. (approximately 1800 to 2000 cubicinches)
  • Trekking Poles
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Water bottles
  • Deodorants
  • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers, Tooth brush/paste etc)
  • Ear Plug (who know some people on group may snore)
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti bacterial hands wash
  • Reading book & note book
  • Walkman
  • Swimming customs (for the hotel pool in Kathmandu)
  • Extra clothes to wear in Kathmandu, when you come back from Trek

The gears in the list below are also provided by Himalaya Hikes as a part of your package but if you prefer to use your own private piece, we encourage you to bring your own.

  • Down vest and/or jacket
  • 4 or 5 season sleeping bag rated to - 10 degrees
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag


Trip Note

The above itinerary should be taken only as a guide line; since we will be trekking on some of the most remote terrain on earth, it could change due to weather, availability of clean water and campsite, trail or any other unforeseen conditions. In the event of this happening, your senior guide will make the final decision after consulting with the group.

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