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Annapurna Circuit



This route is said to offer the most varied scenery of any classic Nepal trek

22 Days
Next Departure
Starting at
± USD 2,608.00
Price per day
± USD 119.00

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Exodus Travel
Annapurna Circuit
Travel Style
Small Group Tour with More Flexibility
Group Size
4 - 16
Age Group
16 - 99 Years


This route is said to offer the most varied scenery of any classic Nepal trek

Short Itinerary

Day 1.
Start Kathmandu
Day 2.
Scenic Drive To Ngaddi Via Besisahar; Begin Trek To Bauhundanda
Day 3.
Visit Tallo Chiple Village And Cross The Marsyangdi Valley To Jagat
Day 4.
Reach The Village Of Dharapani
Day 5.
Visit Odar Village. Climb To Temang, Then Descend To Chame
Day 6.
Continue Ascending Through Forested Hillsides Past The Rock Face Of Paungdi Danda To Upper Pisang
Day 7.
Climb High Above The Valley On A Wonderful High Trail To Ngawal
Day 8.
Follow The High Trail From Ngawal Via Julu To Manang
Day 9.
Trek To Yak Kharka; Afternoon Acclimatisation Walk
Day 10.
Short Half Day Walk To Phedi, At The Foot Of The Thorong La
Day 11.
Cross The Thorong La (5416M) To Muktinath, A Place Of Pilgrimage
Day 12.
Trek Through Beautiful Barren Landscapes To Kagbeni
Day 13.
Follow The Kali Gandaki Gorge, Beneath The Great Peaks Of Dhaulagiri And Annapurna Via Dumba Lake To Marpha
Day 14.
Continue Following The Kali Gandaki Valley To Larjung
Day 15.
Cross The Kali Gandaki And Trek Through Titi Tal, Kunjo And Jipre Deurali To Ghasa
Day 16.
Follow An Undulating Trail Through Small Settlements To Tatopani, Famous For Its Hot Springs
Day 17.
A Long Climb Up Through The Villages Of Ghara, Shika And Chitre To Ghorepani
Day 18.
Optional Early Morning Walk Up Poon Hill For Sunrise Before A Long Descent To Birethanthi
Day 19.
Short Walk To Naya Pul And Drive To Pokhara; Afternoon Free
Day 20.
Free Day In Pokhara
Day 21.
Fly To Kathmandu
Day 22.
End Kathmandu

Visited cities (2): Kathmandu, Pokhara



The Annapurna Circuit - rightly known as Nepal's classic trek - offers more variety than any other equivalent length trek, taking us through virtually every type of scenery that Nepal has to offer. There are superb views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri and an amazing variety of landscapes ranging from sub-tropical through alpine peaks to an arid semi-desert akin to Tibet. The climax of the trek is crossing the iconic Thorong La Pass (5416m). Based in teahouses throughout, we also get to spend time in villages inhabited by many of Nepal's different peoples, both Buddhist and Hindu.



  • Improved route using New Annapurna Trekking Trails (NATT)One of the world's
    classic treksCross the formidable Thorong La passChance to see the sunrise
    from Poon HillDramatically changing scenery Time in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Included in Price

    • Breakfast is included throughout the trip.In the teahouses breakfast will
      comprise of a choice of bread (a slice of toast, chapatti or Tibetan bread),
      a choice of egg (boiled, fried or omelette), and a choice between either
      muesli or porridge each day. Hot tea/coffee will also be served. On specific
      days, there will not be a choice for breakfast and either a trekkers
      breakfast (egg, hash brown, baked beans and toast) or a pancake with
      jam/honey will be served - these options are not available in all teahouses
      and so we have only included them in locations where they can be
      guaranteed.Lunch will be taken at a teahouse en route - sometimes one of your
      guides will go ahead with the group's order to make it more expedient. Dinner
      will be in the same teahouse that you sleep at (this is custom in Nepal as
      teahouses base their room rate on it).Although most lodges have almost
      identical menus, they are reasonably extensive and offer a varied selection,
      ranging from traditional Nepalese dhal bhat to pizza and apple pie. Dhal
      bhat is the staple diet in Nepal and comes in many different forms but
      generally comprises some curried lentil dhal and meat or vegetables, some
      rice, and a pickle/chutney. Another popular snack is momos; a type of
      Nepalese dumpling, fried or steamed, filled with meat or vegetables.Although
      meat is available in the teahouses, we advise against eating it on trek. The
      meat has often been carried in the heat from lower altitudes for several days
      before reaching the lodges and can cause stomach upsets or illness. Germs can
      also be spread by handling dirty money - we recommend using hand sanitiser.
       If you have a gluten free diet, then we strongly recommend you bring some
      extra food and snacks with you to supplement the food on trek as there will
      be little variety available for you, particularly for breakfast. Even many of
      the soups are powdered and contain gluten. Gluten free breakfast options will
      be limited to vegetable fried rice and a choice of egg, and on specific days
      only, a trekkers breakfast (without the toast / with an extra egg) will be
      served. Breakfast options for vegans will be limited to a choice of
      muesli/porridge with water each day, and on specific days only, a trekkers
      breakfast (without the egg), or vegetable fried rice will be served. If you
      are lactose intolerant as opposed to vegan then the same will apply although
      you will also have a choice of egg each day. If you buy imported food and
      drink whilst on trek you will spend more than the suggested amount.Drinking
      WaterStaying hydrated is important when undertaking any physical activity but
      particularly so at altitude where it is generally recommended to drink at
      least 3-4 litres per person per day.We strongly encourage you not to buy
      bottled water on trek as this contributes to the growing problem of plastic
      pollution in Nepal’s trekking areas.Some villages along the Annapurna
      Circuit route have safe drinking water stations selling UV treated water for
      Rs40-50 per litre but these are not always open.The teahouses also sell
      boiled water for approx. Rs150-300 per litre (the price increases the higher
      you trek) which should not require treating. This is also perfect for a
      bedtime refill as it can double up as a hot water bottle.Alternatively, all
      teahouses will provide cold water free of charge, if requested. Although this
      should not be drunk untreated, we recommend that you bring a reusable bottle
      (or two) and use an effective form of water treatment. There are a wide range
      of products available these days which are more effective than traditional
      purification tablets - we recommend talking to an outdoor retailer for the
      latest advice as technologies are improving all the time: make sure to check
      the product’s performance in cold/freezing conditions and consider its
      volume and battery life (lithium batteries are best in cold
      conditions).Handheld UV filters such as a ‘SteriPEN’ are widely available
    • All breakfasts Morning bed-tea on trekWelcome drink at each overnight lodge4
      nights standard hotels and 17 nights teahousesAll transport and listed
      activitiesInternal flight from Pokhara to KathmanduTour leader throughout,
      plus local staff (staff to client ratio of 1:4 on trek)Flights from London
      (if booking incl. flights)Arrival and departure transfersFull porterage
      throughout trekExodus kitbag Trekking map (provided locally)Trekking permit
      and national park fees

    NOT included in price

  • Travel insuranceSingle accommodation (available on request from £90,
    Kathmandu and Pokhara only)Visas and vaccinationsSleeping bag (hire in
    advance from £73.50*)Down jacket (hire in advance from £73.50*) *Hire
    package incl. down jacket and sleeping bag from £84
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    Tour (Round Trip) Kathmandu Kathmandu

    This is an Organised Group Tour: the itinerary has been predefined by the tour operator. The tour destinations, duration, accommodations, departure dates and the price are fix. You can join, enjoy and meet other people.

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