Annapurna Circuit, Himalaya

Mountain: Annapurna (8 091 m / 26 545 ft), Annapūrna II (7 937 m / 26 040 ft)
Activity type: Hiking
Activity level: Challenging
Elevation: 5 416 m / 17 769 ft
Duration: 20 Day(s)
Expenses: from$ 1 500
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Route Name: Annapurna Circuit, Кольцо Аннапурны, Trek around Annapurna, Thorang la pass trek, Round Annapurna Trek, Треккинг вокруг Аннапурны
Activity type: Hiking
Activity level: Challenging
Type of Climb: Trekking
Location: Asia, Nepal: (Western Region)
Starting Point: 28°13'52''N
Parent Range: Himalaya
Mountain: Annapurna (8 091 m / 26 545 ft), Annapūrna II (7 937 m / 26 040 ft)
First Ascent: 1/1/2015
Duration: 20 Day(s)
Max. Elevation: 5 416m / 17 769 ft
Vertical Gain: 4 616m / 15 144 ft
Length: 211km / 131 miles
Climbing Season(s): 01 Sep-30 Nov;
01 Mar-30 Jun;
Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM)
Convenience Center(s): Pokhara, Kathmandu
Annapurna Conservation Area


Asia, Nepal: (Western Region)
Guided Tour

Location: Nepal

$ 750.00
9 Day(s)

Activity type:Hiking

Difficulty: Easy/ Moderate

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Guided Tour

Location: Nepal

$ 1500.00
10 Day(s)

Activity type:Hiking

Difficulty: Moderate

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    It's necessary to have Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit and TIMS Card. Entry Permit you can get in Kathmandu (Nepal Tourism Board, Bhrikutimandap, open hours 9 - 17), Pokhara (Nepal Tourism Board, Tourist Service Centre, Pardi Damside, open hours 10 - 17), Besisahar, Lamjung (ACAP entry permit counter, Besisahar, Lamjung, open hours 10 - 17). You'll need 2 passport size photographs, a photo-copy of passport, form filled in, health insurance policy information. This Entry Permit is valid for single entry only and must be carried during the entire trip. Period of staying in the area is not defined. TIMS Card you can also get in NTB of Kathmandu and Pokhara. You'll need 2 passport size photographs and a photo-copy of passport. You have to pay fees for both Entry Permit and TIMS Card.
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    This trek is suitable for any walker. It does not require super fit or any previous trekking/mountaineering experience. If you are healthy and can walk 5 to 6 hours daily, you can do this trekking. However, daily jugging or walking exercise is useful before you depart.
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    There are a lot of lodges and villages on this route, so you can plan and change your day according to your feelings and wishes. It's important that you can book a place to stay overnight by making a phonecall from some other place the same very day, where you have lunch, for example. Today the situation with the route is changing because of the new road, that is being built along the old trail. You should check for new trails to avoid the road. You can trek by yourself or hire a guide and porter. In some parts of the route a strong and cold wind starts after 12 AM, so you should plan your day and clothes accordingly.There are also areas of falling stones and landslide. This is indicated in the maps and in the guidebooks, and there are signposts on the trails. Such places you should pass in the morning. The danger od landslide is begger during the monsoon. The total ascend is slow, but still it is absolutely necessary that you stay at least two or better three nights in the upper Manang valley before you continue to go further up. It can be dusrty in some areas (besause of jeeps or the wind), so it's better to have a mask.
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    Base Camp Elevation: 800 m / 2 625 ft
    Summit Camp Elevation: Please update
    Accommodation in Base Camp: Both - huts and tents
    Accommodation above Base Camp: Huts only
    Number of Camps: 19
    Avg. Cost: 1 500 USD
    Age Restrictions: 14
    Soloing: Yes
    Avg. Descent Time: Please update
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    Name (Elevation) Description
    800 m / 2 625 tf
    This village is the start point of the route. Here arrive buses from Kathmandu and Pokhara. There is a check post and the counter, where you can get the Entry Permit.
    Bhul Bhule
    850 m / 2 789 tf
    This is actually the last bus. There are now lodges on the right (road) riverside and also the ACAP check post.
    Bahun Danda
    1 310 m / 4 298 tf
    A nice village with rewarding views. It has 5 old style basic lodges and 2 newer which are a little bit above the village.
    1 070 m / 3 511 tf
    There are 5 lodges in this village. One newer is a little further on the left near a huge waterfall but on the road. The road fortunately bypasses Syange from above but still one will hear every jeep.
    1 300 m / 4 265 tf
    Jagat has a community mainly of Tamang and Gurung. There are many lodges and restaurants.
    1 400 m / 4 593 tf
    You will find enough lodges in Upper and main Chamje. If you want to stay in Chamje the upper part it is definitively the better choice. Uptown lodges are much quieter than the ones right inside the village.
    1 700 m / 5 577 tf
    Tal is a beautiful village, mainly lodges, but also some old houses. Here the valley widens, but it's surrounded with forbidding clifs. Behind the village is a huge waterfall which makes nice photos together with the horses, Tal is famous for.
    0 m / 0 tf
    This beautiful village stretches itself over at least 1,5 km with empty fields between the three village centres. First police want to check your TIMS and ACAP Permit in Dharapani Bazar, the ACAP wants to check your ACAP Permit in the last village part. There are several lodges in Dharapani in all of the village parts.
    2 160 m / 7 087 tf
    This village has a few lodges and some nice old houses near the stupa in the centre. The Gompa is rather new. Bagarchhap was devastated twice in the last 25 years by big landslides after heavy rain.
    0 m / 0 tf
    It's an old village of Koto with some nice old wooden houses.
    0 m / 0 tf
    This is the headquarter of Manang district with a bank, police headquarter, district administration and many places saying that they have broadband internet. Chame is also a big bazar for all the surrounding villages and a place where you can buy many things including medicines. There are many lodges in Chame. There is also thermal spring.
    1 400 m / 4 593 tf
    This old style village is typical for the Manang area and has a large prayer wheel wall in the centre. Just opposite of the valley is Annapurna II in all its splendour and you have marvellous views on the mountains. There are four lodges in upper Pisang, so it might be difficult to get a room in the high season and you might have to descend 10 min to Lower Pisang. There is a 250 years old Gompa, which is worth visiting.
    3 660 m / 12 008 tf
    There are 5 five bigger lodges in Ngawal spread from the beginning of the village to the end. The famous Gompa is nice and from there one has a reathtaking view on the east face of Annapurna III.
    3 500 m / 11 483 tf
    There are 5 lodges along the main trail and the Braka bakery has a wood fired oven and makes delicious cinnamon rolls and other bakery items.. Many of the old houses are not inhabited anymore as the people moved to warmer places. There is the Gompa worth seeing.
    3 500 m / 11 483 tf
    This is the last village in the valley. It's rather big, there is bazar and bakeries. All the hotels are situated in the beginning of the village where you also can find many little shops selling warm clothes, sun cream and other trekking items.
    3 745 m / 12 287 tf
    It is a very traditional old village and a highlight of this area. There are now several lodges.
    Tilicho Base Camp
    0 m / 0 tf
    Lodges here are open only during the season.
    Tilicho Lake
    4 920 m / 16 142 tf
    Tilicho Lake freezes in December/January and will be icy till April – mid May. It’s an absolutely magic place. Be prepared to have very cold and stormy winds after 12 AM so bring sufficient of warm clothes with you.
    Yak Kharka
    4 030 m / 13 222 tf
    It has 5 big lodges, but between the first one and the last one it will you take 25 min. 3 of lodges are in the middle part.
    Thorung Phedi
    4 550 m / 14 928 tf
    In 1981 there was not even single shelter between Manang and Muktinath and there was in Thorong Phedi just a little shelter for shepherd with only half a roofed. Soon Michung Gurung started to build a small lodge which grew to a full complex of sleeping rooms and a huge dinning hall. A second lodge is now on the same premises.
    High Camp
    4 900 m / 16 076 tf
    All the lodges in High camp are owned now by one landlord. Behind the lodge there is a long ridge with an awesome view at the top.
    Thorung-La Pass
    5 416 m / 17 769 tf
    There is a little teahouse selling tea and some food. Above the stone pile many prayer flags a waving the prayers to the wind. After 12AM a strong wind usually starts.
    0 m / 0 tf
    Muktinath has been a pilgrim site since about 3000 years. The whole area is now surrounded by a big white wall. Coming from Ranipauwa you will pass the red arch and climb to the main gate of the temple area. Like many temples in Nepal, Buddhists and Hindus share the area end even many temples.
    3 770 m / 12 369 tf
    There are lodges here. In the centre of Ranipauwa there is the police check post that will control you ACAP permit. Just before the ACAP Centre you’ll find the safe drinking water station and ACAP Information centre.
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    This cute little village (you can explore it in a few minutes) is special interest as it has a Bonpa-Monastery. The Gompa of Lubra is absolutely worth visiting, ask in the village for the person who have the keys and don’t forget to give a donation and a tip.
    2 800 m / 9 186 tf
    This is an absolutely magic place and no one should miss the opportunity to see it. Kagbeni is situated at the confluence of the Jhong River and the Kali Gandaki River and was controlling the trade to upper Mustang and Tibet. Here you can find the safe water drinking station and ACAP office.
    2 720 m / 8 924 tf
    There is new and old parts of the village. There are a lot of lodges, ACAP office, Police check post, safe drinking water station, internet and the airport).
    0 m / 0 tf
    Marpha is one of the places should not miss and you could have some very nice hours exploring it. Here you can find internet, safe drinking water station and money changer.
    0 m / 0 tf
    This is an old Thakali village. Once it was the toll place for the salt trade with Tibet and still you see the large houses used as caravanserai. One can evaluate the wealth of Tukuche looking at the beautiful carved wooden windows.
    2 500 m / 8 202 tf
    Here you can find 3 basic lodges.
    Titi Lake
    2 685 m / 8 809 tf
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