10 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek ( Best Selling Trip) 2022

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10 days Annapurna circuit trek is a perfect choice for you if you have limited time and are eager to explore some of the striking Mountains of Nepal. The trek is filled with the splendid Himalayan panorama of the Annapurna massif including Mount Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Fishtail, Nilgiri, Hinchui and several other mountains of Nepal and gives you an opportunity to experience the lifestyle of the locals of the central Himalayan region.

We start the adventure journey amongst the greenery of Besisahar where we slowly move towards Chame. While you are on the road, you will come across very fine villages that are homes to a wide diversity of inhabitants. All of whom come from varied ethnic groups but live together as a family. On our way, we will be offered marvellous views of the Himalayas. As the trek continues, towards the north of the main Himalayan range onto the high and arid Tibetan Plateau, the mountains become more stunning and gorgeous.

After 2 days of trekking on stony roads crossing several villages, we finally reach the highlight of our trip, the alpine village called Manang. Manang is where we relax for two days to acclimatize our bodies. Surrounded by the massive Himalayan giants, Manang delivers some of the best hiking points at your foot, to enjoy the views of Annapurna massif. We further trek for another 3 days which will take us over the Thorang La pass 5416m, to the divine and holy temple of Muktinath. Regarded as one of the most spiritual Hindu temples, Muktinath Temple is one of the most phenomenal features of this trek. The eye-appealing view of the White Mountains is beyond one's imagination of a blissful and tranquil experience.

Jomsom (the district headquarters of the Mustang region), is a small beautiful town where our Annapurna Circuit hiking tour in 10 days comes to an end. The very next day morning, a short 35 minutes scenic flight takes you to another tremendous and lively town, Pokhara. Our service of 10 days Annapurna round trek ends here.

Annapurna circuit 10 days guided trek will be organized as a group of only a few people departing from Kathmandu. Do remember that, we do have the best deals and offers for an early booking. In case you have any queries, you can feel free to contact us. With Annapurna circuit trekking, you get to explore the assorted ethno-cultures, varied religions, aboriginal people and their ethnic lifestyles, and picturesque villages that lie on the lap of stunning Himalayan ranges.

Best time of year to trek the Annapurna circuit 10 days

Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful treks in Nepal, the 10-day Annapurna circuit trekking lets you go around the Northern sides of the Annapurna massif. The best time for this trek will be spring and autumn. During these seasons some of the best views can be witnessed during the entire trek, and the high mountain pass of Thorang La will be most accessible.

Short Annapurna Circuit in autumn or fall

Autumn is probably the best option for the 10 days of AC trekking, during this season the rainfalls have stopped and winter is around the corner. With warm trekking days and chiller nights, it provides the perfect weather conditions for trekking in Nepal. With a mix of the jungle to rocky trails and a climb up to Thorang La this incredible 10 days Annapurna Circuit tour package is surely recommended during the autumn season.

10 Days Annapurna Circuit hike in the spring season 

Although warmer than the autumn season, trekking to Annapurna Circuit during the spring season is absolutely perfect if you are looking for a great trekking experience in Nepal. With more accessible paths and warm trekking days. Trekking to Annapurna Circuit can also be done during other seasons, but we are not so happy to recommend it, as due to unpredictable weather most flights to and from Jomsom airport will be delayed and sometimes even cancelled, resulting in a bad experience during your trek in Nepal.

Nepal Annapurna circuit trek difficulty level

The difficulty level for this incredible 10 days AC hiking package s set as moderate. Having good access roads and well build trails the 10 days Annapurna Circuit trek is not so difficult and can be done by even novice trekkers. With our main concern being elevation it is necessary to take some precautions while ascending higher in around the Annapurna Mountains.

Annapurna half circuit trek fitness level 

For any type of trek in the Himalayas, a good fitness level is required to fully enjoy the trek and the beauty of the scenery. For Annapurna Circuit  10 days trek fitness level we do advise practising in higher altitudes including hiking, jogging, or joining a gym and boosting your stamina pre-departure to be at your best during this incredible trek in Nepal.

Hiking Annapurna circuit trek accommodation 

The 10 days Annapurna Circuit walking holiday is filled with charming guesthouses known for their warm hospitality and cheaper rates than the Everest region. At Alpine Eco Trek we strongly believe in sustainable tourism and make as much use of local facilities as possible. With guesthouses up to Muktinath, our trekking nights will be spent warm and cozy. Muktinath and Jomsom have hotels available with a bit more comfort and facilities. The guesthouses on the way from Chame to Muktinath have mostly warm water and WIFI access. During the 10 days trek except for Kathmandu and Pokhara, an all-in plan is included. This means that during the trekking part of this package breakfast, lunch and dinner are also included.  

Annapurna Circuit guided trek food and drink

Meals during the trek have a great choice from the lodge's restaurants, normally we will provide dinner and breakfast on the Guesthouse where we will spend the night and lunch will be provided while walking on the trail from the teahouses. And the cost of all the food we provided is included in the price of the trek. You can eat as much as you like.

Buying a plastic water bottle is not recommended because plastic is a big problem on trekking routes across the Himalayas, as most of these small alpine villages have no waste disposal system. This is leaving mountainsides filthy with discarded plastic bottles, which is really not how we want to be treating these areas of striking natural beauty.

It is not advisable to drink Tap Water as well but you would really do need to be drinking a lot on the trail as you would be walking long distances at high altitudes.
So that we would like to recommend you get a steel reusable water bottle in Kathmandu or bring it from your home. Along the trail, there are many villages with purified drinking water stations. Here you can refill your bottle and it actually works out much cheaper than buying bottled water. You can also use water purification tablets or buy a steripen. During the evenings, we would often order pots of hot water and drink that, you can also fill up your bottle with any remaining in the pot and it will still be good to drink the next day.

What should you pack for Annapurna circuit hiking? 

The type of equipment required for this trek is not advanced. With standard gear, you can easily complete this amazing trek in Nepal. In early autumn we do recommend bringing some rainproof equipment. Sometimes the rains have not ended yet at the start of autumn and we might need to trek during rainfall. Otherwise some light night gear and a comfortable sleeping bag for the guesthouses. The trek up to Thorang La can be steep for some so we do advise bringing a pair of trekking sticks to make the ascend easier for you. Find a packing list here.

Highlights

  • Explore Himalayas exclusive cultures, scenery, and different climates zones.
  • Enjoy the arid landscape of the Tibetan plateau, the world's deepest Kali Gandaki gorge and the breathtaking view of the Annapurna massif.
  • Explore two different beautiful river valleys namely Marsayangdi river valley in the east and Kali Gandaki in the west.
  • Explore the splendid mountain peaks including Annapurna massif (Annapurna I to IV), Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Manaslu, Fishtail, Gangapurna and Tilicho peak.
  • Travel through the footsteps of the ancient slat trader over the Thorong La pass at 5415m, it is one of the highest trekking passes in the world.
  • Visit Muktinath temple, a holy site for both Hindus and Buddhists.
  • Walkthrough wheat farming lands, interacting with local Thakali people and sharing your pleasant moments with Yak and Sheepherders.

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01:Drive from Kathmandu to Besishar, 6 to 7 hours local bus journey

In the morning, our guide and crew will come to your hotel, pick you up and drive to local bus station and then drive to Besishar through the Prithvi Highway enjoying the countryside. Once you reach Besishar you can explore the beautiful surroundings of this town and prepare for the next day's journey to Chame village. Here, you will be accommodated at the best available hotel with the meals to enjoy the beautiful evening. Overnight at hotel. 

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Lunch, Dinner and Bed
  • Place:Besishar
  • Maximum Altitude:7,60m

Drive from Besishar to Chame crossing the Marsyangdi River on a suspension bridge. This drive gives you some insight into the rural people – their lifestyle and culture. On the way, we will take a lunch break and drive through several of the rural typical local villages to finally reach the peaceful village of Chame. Overnight at guest house. 

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Chame
  • Maximum Altitude:2,630m

The trail follows through the river valley stay at Pisang with good views along the way of Pisang peak and Annapurna II. Overnight at guest house.  

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Chame to Pisang
  • Maximum Altitude:3,210m

Walk through the fields of grazing Yak and a wide variety of crops. This large Tibetan settlement provides good views of Annapurna I, III, IV, Gangapurna and Tarkekang. Overnight at gust house. 

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Manang
  • Maximum Altitude:3,570m

This is a rest day to acclimatize to the higher altitude, time to visit monasteries take advice from Himalayan Rescue Association and observe the spectacular views of the Himalaya.

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Manang
  • Maximum Altitude:3,570m

We walk through alpine pastures to scrubby forests of juniper and rose. We stay at an elevation of 4,250m. Overnight at guest house. 

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Churi Lether
  • Maximum Altitude:4,250m

Since the trail gets higher we walk gradually to Thorong Phedi. While walking, we might see herds of blue mountain sheep. Overnight at gust house. 

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Thorong Phedi B.C.
  • Maximum Altitude:4,500m

We ascend steeply to high camp at 4590m, then along an undulating trail to the flat top of Thorong La Pass 5416m, from here the trail descend steeply down to Muktinath. This is one of the most important pilgrimage sights for Hindus. It is also home to many ethnics Tibetans and holy Buddhists. Overnight at guest house.  

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Muktinath via Thorong La pass
  • Maximum Altitude:3,800m and 5,416m

We walk gradually through field and popular groves, then into Kaligandaki valley. Visiting an old Buddhist Monastery at Kagbeni, we walk towards Jomsom. Overnight at hotel in Jomsom. 

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Jomsom
  • Maximum Altitude:2,700m

After an early breakfast at the hotel in Jomsom, we walk towards a tiny airstrip of Jomsom and take a scenic 35 minutes flight to Pokhara. End Services. 

  • Accommodation:On your own
  • Meals:On your own
  • Place:Jomsom
  • Maximum Altitude:825m

Inclusion

  • Trip briefing in Kathmandu
  • Transfer from Kathmandu to Besishar by a local bus
  • Jeep transfer from Besishar to Chame 
  • Accommodation (Lodge) with daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner with 3 cups of tea/coffee during the trekking period
  • Each duffel bag for two people for your trekking equipment that will be carried by our porters 
  • Annapurna Conservation fee (A Cap permit) 
  • Flight fares from Jomsom to Pokhara 
  • An English speaking licensed guide
  • Well trained porters (1 porter for 2 clients)
  • Staffs food, clothing and salary
  • Staffs insurance
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • TIMS Card (Trekker's Information Management System)
  • All Local / Government Taxes.
  • Our service charge.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara 
  • Personal equipment and clothing
  • Any bottled drink such as coke, Fanta, beer, wine, mineral waters, etc
  • Internet/wifi, hot shower, phone calls, and laundry services
  • Your travel insurance and tips for guide and porters.

PRICES & DATES

Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
07 Oct, 2022 - 16 Oct, 2022Guaranteed$1190 USD
11 Oct, 2022 - 20 Oct, 2022Guaranteed$1190 USD
15 Oct, 2022 - 24 Oct, 2022Guaranteed$1190 USD
20 Oct, 2022 - 29 Oct, 2022Guaranteed$1190 USD
25 Oct, 2022 - 03 Nov, 2022Guaranteed$1190 USD
28 Oct, 2022 - 06 Nov, 2022Guaranteed$1190 USD
31 Oct, 2022 - 09 Nov, 2022Guaranteed$1190 USD
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Useful Information

10 Days AC hiking tour includes hiking through the foothills of Annapurna Himalayas visiting the ancient Manang village, crossing the highest trekking pass in the world, Thorong La 5,416m to end the trek in Jomsom is one of the shortest options in the Annapurna region.

10 Days AC trekking trip Orientations

Trek Activity: Trekking, Hiking, and Walking
Trek Duration: 10 days, Chame, Manang, Thorong La Pass, Muktinath and Jomsom
Trekking Starting Point: Chame, 7 hours from Kathmandu, 3 hours from Besishar
Trek Grade: Moderate
Highest Altitude: Thorong La Pass 5,416m
Style of Trek: Teahouse trek with accommodations and meals
Total Distance of the Trek: About 160KM (99 miles, Besishar, Chame to Jomsom)
Complimentary Bag: A large duffel bag of 30liters,of Alpine Eco Trek, will be provided to you for your trek.
Your Trek Bag-Duffel Bag: Our porters will carry your trek bag/duffel bag, 1 porter for 2 clients.

AMS during Annapurna Circuit

Generally, it happens when our body fails to acclimatize to the decreasing amount of oxygen available at high altitudes as we ascend higher above 3000 meters. Alpine Eco Trek trip itineraries have been professionally designed to minimize the effects of altitude sickness... Read More

Top 10 Major Attractions of Annapurna Circuit

The most beautiful and major attractions of the Annapurna circuit trek are Marsayangdi and Kali Gandaki River valleys, culturally and naturally beautiful Manang village, Ice Lake a beautiful day trip from Manang village, Tilicho Lake – the highest lake in the world, the Annapurna Himalayan peaks, Thorong La Pass highest trekking pass in the world, Muktinath Temple, Jomsom village, Marpha village and Pokhara, the city of Lake and caves...Read More

How to Make an Enquiry or Booking?

For INSTANT BOOKING or QUICK ENQUIRY, please call us now at+977 9851036844 (Ram Kumar) 24 hours available on WhatsApp or send us an email for the best quote and trek information. Bookings are open for the years 2022, 2022, 2023, and 2024 and for the best season, a packing list, trekking permits, side trips, guides, accommodation, and food during the 10 day Annapurna circuit trek...Read More

FAQs

Do I require travel insurance for the 10 days of Annapurna Circuit walking holidays?

Travel insurance is required for the 10 days Annapurna Circuit with Thorong La pass trek. While the trek around Annapurna is safe during the autumn and spring season prevention is better than cure and your safety is always a priority to our Alpine Eco Trek team. With every booking made travel insurance is required. This can easily be obtained from your own insurance agency or online from reliable travel insurance online agent.

Are there any safety measures while doing the 10 days Annapurna Circuit and Thorong La pass trek?

With relatively safe trails and made roads along the way of Annapurna Circuit with Thorong La pass 10 days trek, Alpine Eco Trek does take the necessary safety measures. This ensures our travelers during the trek and lets us be prepared for anything. With a detailed trekking briefing, everybody is informed about river crossing procedures, how to ascend and descend properly, and to always follow our guides' instructions during the trek. It is also quite important to make sure that every day you are well-rested and acclimatized and to be sure to inform your trekking guide of any signs of headache or fatigue during the 10 day AC hike.

What is the normal group size during the Annapurna Circuit Tour?

With smaller groups comes better service as we say at Alpine Eco Trek. A normal group size during this 10 days trek and our other treks are between two to twenty persons. Dividing our team of guides and assistant guides becomes more manageable and this way we are sure that every trekker in the group is well taken care of. Here at Alpine Eco Trek, you get to choose between a private trek or joining a group.

Private Trips or Group Joining

With only your bookings in a group, it becomes more personal during the short Annapurna Circuit tour. This great way of trekking in Nepal is good if you don’t want to be dependent on others. We do recommend the Annapurna Circuit 10 days hiking tour for families, and groups of friends young and old.
To join a group for this trek it’s very easy, just have a look at our fixed departures and availability. Joining a group is a great way to save some money and meet new people from around the world. Alpine Eco Trek makes sure that every group is well organized with same-aged groups.

How is a trekking day of Around Annapurna Trek filled?

A trekking day of the Around Annapurna Circuit trek is filled from morning to late afternoon. With trekking routes leading up and down, it’s necessary to start in the morning trek for 3 hours and enjoy lunch before trekking a few more hours to our overnight destination. The days are filled with clear skies and great Himalayan views if you do the 10 days trek during the autumn or spring seasons. Our highest point of the trek will be the Thorang La mountain pass at a height of 5,416 meters. Average trekking hours during this amazing 10 days trek will be 5 hours per day with some days 8 hours.

What type of guide do I require during the Annapurna Circuit Hike?

The type of guide you require during the 10 days Annapurna Circuit tour is a government-licensed trekking guide. Alpine Eco Trek always provides well-experienced and fluent English trekking guides with assistant guides depending on your group size. While trekking around the Annapurna Himalayas having great insight and knowledge about the region will always improve your travel experience, and that’s why our guides never fail to impress trekkers.

How much does it cost to fly from Jomsom to Pokhara? 

All the flights from Jomsom to Pokhara are scheduled to fly before noon. The one and only Yeti Airlines will be flying from Jomsom to Pokhara. A small plane (16 person capacity, twin Otter single-seated plane) with window seat guaranteed and the weight limit is 15 Kg including your handbag. And, the cost to fly from Jomsom to Pokhara is USD 125 per person.

What are the tips to complete the 10 Annapurna Circuit holidays successfully?

Embark on a magical 10-day trek; one of the most beautiful treks in the Annapurna region, the trek to the Annapurna circuit begins with a pleasant walk through the world-famous Marsayngdi River valley. This trek does not include any technical climb, therefore is no need for any previous trekking or climbing experience or even any high-altitude experience to complete the 10-day Annapurna circuit trek. However, you need to be physically fit and have great strength, conditioning and endurance to be able to complete the trek and fully enjoy the marvelous trip of a lifetime.

So, we recommend you to spend at least 3 to 4 days a week doing some normal physical training for 2 to 3 months prior to the departure date of the trek. Joining a Gym, hiking, walking and good aerobic, Zumba exercises including jogging, swimming and cycling will be highly recommended before starting the 10 days Annapurna hiking tour.

How can I book 10 day Annapurna circuit trek?

Please send us an email or fill up an online form on our website and to book the trip, we need a copy of your passport along with a 20 percent down payment of the total price for advance flight tickets and hotel booking and permit processing.

Can I charge camera batteries along the trek?

Yes, in most places, you can charge batteries along the trek (per hour USD 2-3 for charging). 

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