10 Days Annapurna Circuit trek 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 Annapurna region.
10 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek 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: Bed and breakfast basis
Total Distance of the Trek: About 160KM (99 miles, Besishar, Chame to Jomsom)
Complimentary Bag: A large duffel bag 30liters, of Alpine Eco Trek, will be provided to you for your trek.
Your Trek Bag-Duffel Bag: You will be greeted at the Chame village bus station by our potters; they will carry your trek bag/duffel bag, 1 porter for 2 clients.
Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful treks in Nepal, the 10 days Annapurna Circuit trek lets you go around the Northern sides of the Annapurna massif. The best season for the 10 Annapurna Circuit 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.
Do you want to do the 10 days Annapurna Circuit Trek during autumn or fall?
Autumn is probably the best option for the 10 days Annapurna Circuit trek, 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 trek is surely recommended during the autumn season.
Do you want to do the 10 days Annapurna Circuit Trek during the spring season?
Although warmer than the autumn season, trekking to Annapurna Circuit during the spring season is absolutely perfect if you’re 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, as due to unpredictable weather most flights to and from Jomsom airport will be delayed and sometimes even canceled, resulting in a bad experience during your trek in Nepal.
How difficult is the 10 days Annapurna Circuit Trek in Nepal?
The difficulty level for this incredible 10 days Annapurna Circuit trek is set as moderate. Having good accessible 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.
What type of fitness do I require to do the 10 days Annapurna Circuit Trek?
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 the 10 days Annapurna Circuit trek fitness level we do advice practicing 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.
What is our accommodation during the 10 days Annapurna Circuit Trek?
Like all treks in Nepal, we start off in Kathmandu, staying at one of the hotels in Thamel. This incredible area filled with charming restaurants, trekking shops, and unique handicraft shops is absolutely perfect to stay on our first nights during the 10 days Annapurna Circuit trek. The hotels in Thamel are all up to the norm and provide a comfortable feeling before we start to trek in Nepal. With different categories to choose from these hotels in Thamel are booked on a Bed and Breakfast bases.
Nearing the end of the 10 days Annapurna Circuit trek we spend a night in Pokhara lakeside city. This incredible city is filled with great pubs and restaurants and with the lakeside access gives it just that wow factor. It is possible to extend your stay and enjoy some great activities in Pokhara before heading back to Kathmandu and conclude the 10 days Annapurna Circuit trek. Just give us a message during your booking with our Alpine Eco Trek team.
During the Trek:
The 10 days Annapurna Circuit trek 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 spend 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, Annapurna Circuit 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 can be included, our 10 days Annapurna Circuit trek is based on breakfast and lodges basis during the trek too.
What type of meals can I expect during the 10 days Annapurna Circuit Trek?
In Kathmandu, a bed and breakfast booking is included in the 10 days Annapurna Circuit trek. Meals during the trek around Annapurna have a great choice from lodge’s restaurants. We do recommend refraining from ordering any meat items in the smaller guest houses. Try the local dishes to increase that cultural level during this amazing trek in Nepal.
Do I require travel insurance for the 10 days Annapurna Circuit Trek?
Travel insurance is required for the 10 days Annapurna Circuit 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 to reliable travel insurance online agent.
Are there any safety measures while doing the 10 days Annapurna Circuit Trek?
With relatively safe trails and made roads along the way of the 10 days Annapurna Circuit 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 days Annapurna Circuit trek.
What is the normal group size during the 10 days Annapurna Circuit Trek?
With smaller groups comes better service as we say at Alpine Eco Trek. A normal group size during the 10 days Annapurna Circuit 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 to join a group.
Private Trips or Group Joining
With only your bookings in a group, it becomes more personal during the 10 days Annapurna Circuit trek. This great way of trekking in Nepal is good if you don’t want to be dependent on others. We do recommend the 10 days Annapurna Circuit trek for families, groups of friends young and old.
To join a group for the 10 days Annapurna Circuit 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 the 10 days Annapurna Circuit Trek filled?
A trekking day of the 10 days Annapurna Circuit trek is filled from morning to the late afternoon. With trekking routes leading up and down, it’s necessary to start in the morning trek for 3 hours and enjoy the 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 Annapurna Circuit 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 Annapurna Circuit trek will be 5 hours per day with some days 8 hours.
What type of guide do I require during the 10 days Annapurna Circuit Trek?
The type of guide you require during the 10 days Annapurna Circuit trek 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 trekker.
What type of equipment do I need for the 10 days Annapurna Circuit Trek?
The type of equipment required for the 10 days Annapurna Circuit trek is not advanced. With standard gear, you can easily complete this amazing trek in Nepal. In early autumn we do recommend to bring some rainproof equipment. Sometimes the rains haven’t 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 to bring a pair of trekking sticks to make the ascend easier for you. Find a packing list here.
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 trek successfully?
Embark on a magical 10 day Annapurna circuit trek; one of the most beautiful treks in the Annapurna region, the trek to Annapurna circuit begins with a pleasant walk through the world-famous Marsayngdi River valley. This trek does not include any technical climb, therefore no need of any previous trekking or climbing experience or even any high altitude experience to complete the 10 days 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 to 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 circuit trek.
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