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Annapurna Circuit Trek – 21 days

Trip Overview

 

Annapurna Circuit Trek is an astonishing walk around Annapurna Himalayas and has been one of the major hiking destinations for travelers visiting Nepal. Get indulged into diversified natural settings from tropical dense green rhododendron forests to alpine surroundings. Walk across the suspension bridge enjoying waterfalls, glaciers, Annapurna Himalayan range and interact with local people that will make your hike extra special when you get opportunity to feel friendly hospitality served with smile on a face.

Basically, our circuit trek circumferences Annapurna that starts from Besisahar lying at 800m elevation and goes up to height of 5416m at popular Thorong La Pass. This beautiful Annapurna walk takes us around three weeks to complete approximately 150 miles route. We shall relish relaxing landscape terraced farming views, culturally affluent villages and get close to numerous snow capped Himalayas. Namingly: Manaslu (8156 m), Annapurna 1 (8091 m) and Dhaulagiri (8167 m),  Mt Annapurna II (7940m), Mt Annapurna III (7550m), Mt Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna South (7220m), Tilicho Peak (7135m), Nilgiri (7040m), Mt. Fishtail (6998m), Lamjung Himal (6985m), Himchuli (6445m) and Tukuche Peak (6920m).

Usually, we leave dense magically blossoming rhododendron forests behind when we hike across Manang. And enter into Tibetan alike geographical surroundings with prayer flags, monasteries with Tibetan influenced culture and tradition. After crossing Thorong La Pass, Annapurna circuit trekking route takes us to Hindu pilgrimage site of Muktinath. Muktinath holds great religious importance for both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. In this way, eventually, we walk further lowlands through rice, wheat terrace farmlands and apple orchids. During the ending days, we shall enjoy excellent sunrise/sunset views of Poonhill and drive to Pokhara which ends our one of a kind, Annapurna Circuit Trek.

 

Is Annapurna Circuit Trek for me?

Traveling Style: Annapurna Circuit Trek is an outdoor adventure that involves trekking, hiking and exploring opportunities while circling around Annapurnas. It is a tea house trekking adventure, where you spent a night at different tea house / lodge every day. Start a journey early in the morning and have an amazing trekking experience.

Service Level:  There are comfortable and clean hotels, private and public transportation with numerous other activities to offer.

Fitness Rating: It is a challenging trek that possesses crossing high altitude passes in a diversified topographical structure.
Minimum Age: You must be 12 years and older. If you are under 18, bring your parents along.

 

Common Queries On Annapurna Circuit Trek – 21 days

If you are confuse on which trek to join in Nepal. Don’t worry; it’s a common phenomenon as Nepal has plenty of treks to choose from easy to challenging ones. And this Annapurna Circuit trek is 21 days of challenging adventure that offers so much diversity in altitude, nature, landscapes, culture and religious, which makes it world’s most popular trekking trip.

From the journey and views to highest pass of Thorongla at 5418m to exploration of both Hindu and Buddhist cultures at Muktinath, from optional excursion to highest Tilicho lake to Chulu east peak climbing opportunities, from deepest gorges of Kaligandaki to most popular paradise city of Pokhara; exploring new sites, each day, staying at different tea houses, meeting new people, enjoying different perspectives of nature and culture; that’s why choose Annapurna Circuit Trek.

Annapurna circuit trek comprises more than two weeks nearly 16 days of trekking activity from lower elevations to all the way through high pass of Throng La Pass to religious site at Jomsom Muktinath. Yes, it is challenging adventure around the foothills of Himalayas, actually a most popular trekking trip, recommended for all adventure lovers.

No, previous trekking experience is not compulsory. However you must be strong and familiar with AMS possibilities, preventive measures along with passion towards walking, exploring and adventure. If you have hiked anywhere else even at lower altitudes, it would be a plus point and recommended for making the best out of this circuit trip.

Trekking with professional government licensed guide is very important. While making your way through rough terrains, dense forest, snowy trails at high elevation, it is very unsafe to travel alone. Not only you might get lost, taking wrong decision can also take your life. Our trekking leaders are professional in this field for more than 10 years, they have been to high passes, Thorong-la many times and know about the culture, landscapes and traditions best that will only enhance your trekking experience.

Annapurna Circuit is best visited during the autumn months of September, October and November along with spring months of March, April and May when its neither too hot nor too cold with very less chances of rainfall and excellent views of snow capped Himalayas. However, it’s always a best time to plan for this trek. Are you planning now?

It is an essential to prepare for this adventure by initiating or continuing cardio exercises like treadmill, cycling, skipping, swimming and other things that help in increasing your stamina which will eventually enhances your overall trekking experience. Further you can also go for day hike trip and if you are frequent traveler then get your sleeping bag, mat and trekking boots ready.

Annapurna circuit trek insurance policy should cover the Helicopter rescue upto 6000m altitude. It is mandatory that you get an insurance policy before joining any trekking trip on Nepal and both you and insurance company understands the terms and conditions properly. In case you do not have insurance even after arriving at Nepal, then we can assist you getting one.

Annapurna Circuit Trek requires Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permits and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card. All these permits will be arranged by us and price is included in your total trip cost.

We have published standard 21 days Annapurna circuit Trek itinerary that suits most of the travelers. Therefore you are requested to allocate at least 21 days or more for this Annapurna adventure.

Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most popular and well developed routes with standard tea houses available offering good level of accommodation and meals.

Yes, recharging camera and phone batteries is available at tea houses especially during evening time, but you have to pay extra for recharging like couple of hundred rupees per hour. So, it is best recommended to carry spare ones, full charge before the trek and keep the batteries warm especially at higher altitudes keeping in covered in sleeping bags. Make sure your camera is charged at Thorong La pass.

Best views of Himalayas like Manaslu (8156 m), Annapurna 1 (8091 m) and Dhaulagiri (8167 m).  Mt. Annapurna II (7940m), Mt. Annapurna III (7550m), Mt. Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna South (7220m), Tilicho Peak (7135m), Nilgiri (7040m), Mt. Fishtail (6998m), Lamjung Himal (6985m), Himchuli (6445m), Tukuche Peak (6920m) are seen from Thorong La Pass while excellent Muktinath gives you kind of sense of deserted landscapes and lower elevations at Poonhill is the view point to see the Himalayas from distant. Even after completion of the trek, Pokhara offers best scenic views with lots of other adventures to experience.

Yes, good hot showers and laundry services are available especially at lower elevations. It is recommended to do laundry after completion of trek at Pokhara or Kathmandu.

Yes, this Annapurna walking trip can be tailor made as per your need and requirements. We are here to make your trip your way within your budget.

Send us your enquiries. We are more than happy to help you.

Price Includes

  • Airport and hotel transfers as per itinerary in private vehicle
  • Three nights’ twin sharing accommodation with breakfast in a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • One night twin sharing accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu including entrance fees and private vehicle
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available teahouse/lodge accommodation (twin sharing ) during the trek
  • Staff– one professional, knowledgeable and friendly English speaking trekking leader along with assistant guide (6 trekkers : 1 assistant guide) and porters (2 trekkers : 1 porter) including their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, transportation, and insurance
  • Kathmandu to Beshishahar and Pokhara to Kathmandu transfers in private vehicle
  • Beshishahar to Khudi in public jeep
  • Duffle bag, sleeping bag, and down jacket for use during the trek
  • Icicles Adventure T – shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit
  • TIMS and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit
  • All government taxes & office service charge

Price Excludes

  • Nepal visa arrangement (more on Nepal Visa Information)
  • International airfares
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Added night/s accommodation in Kathmandu or Pokhara because of early arrival, delayed departure, early return from mountain (due to any cause) than the programmed itinerary
    Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu or Pokhara (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the programmed itinerary)
  • All kind of drinks (alcoholic, hot, or cold)
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, bar bills, laundry, battery recharge, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, extra porters, etc)
  • Personal equipments and clothing
  • Tips for guides and porters (tip is expected but not mandatory)

Annapurna Circuit Trek – 21 days Day to day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,338 m/4,390 ft)

Welcome to Kathmandu. As you land at Kathmandu Airport (Tribhuvan International Airport), finish your custom formalities (visa, etc.) and get to the airport waiting terminal, you will find our representative waiting to greet you. He/she will be holding Icicles Adventure Treks and Tour signboard. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private vehicle. You can either rest in your hotel or shop around Thamel for any gears for your trek. Accommodation: City Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu (1,338 m/4,390 ft): Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

After breakfast we start a guided tour to several medieval and spiritual sites in Kathmandu which are also listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhists shrine (BouddhaNath) which is one of the large Stupas in the world. Later after sightseeing program, we will introduce you with your trekking guide and have a small pre-trip meeting. You can also take an opportunity to hire/buy any last minute trekking equipment or bargain for your souvenirs at the many stores. You are advised to pack your things and be set up for your actual Everest base camp trekking adventure that will begin the next day. Overnight in hotel. Included Meal: B

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Beshishahar to Khudi ([800 m/2624)

We make an early departure from Kathmandu this morning for BesiSahar. It is a beautiful journey to the trek road head. We set off for Pokhara after breakfast. Driving today is adventurous and pleasant as it winds down hugging the mountain side through terraced fields. Following the side of Mahesh River we come to the Trishuli River. We follow Trisuli River side all the way up to Mugling where Trisuli River confluences with the Marshyangdi River. After crossing a bridge over Marshyangdi River we head further west to Pokhara. If you are on the right pane of your vehicle the journey today provides plenty of opportunity to view cultivated terraced fields, rivers, streams, green valleys, rocky gorges, farmlands and typical rural life of Nepal. We take lunch break in a restaurant along the way. Leaving Besishahar we drive up to Khudi which is half an hour’s drive from Besisahar. The jeep track follows the Masryangdi river upstream through gradually a narrowing and increasingly lush valley all the while with the water of the Masryangdi raging violently below. Weather permitting provides great views of Himalchuli (7893m) and Ngadichuli (7541m) who belong to the Manaslu Range of mountains. Driving Time: 7-8 hrs. Accommodation: Local lodge. Included Meal: B, L, D

Day 04: Trek start from Khudi to Sirung (1,860m/6100 ft)

We might feel tired due to yesterday’s long drive, so we start today’s trek leisurly. Sirung Village which is today’s destination is also only about 4-5 hours away from Khudi. Starting with a gradual walk through an easy trail we do climb up hill and downhill several times and cross, suspension bridges and pass through scenes of rhododendron forests, beautiful waterfalls, and rice paddies and subtropical forest. While get chance to witness the daily cores of the ethinic Tamang villagers. Upon reaching Sirung, we savor the close-up views of Nadi Chuli and Manaslu. We will today choose a home-stay accommodation althoguh we can find some lodges too in Sirung. Home stay at Sirung is loved by outsiders as they portrait the cultural essence of the typical Nepali vilalges. We enjoy the cultural program organized by the villagers for the visitors. If the number of visitors is more than four, the group may have to split to stay at different houses for the night. Walking Time: 4-5 hrs. Accommodation: Local Home Stay. Included Meal: B, L, D

Day 05: Sirung to Jagat (1300m/4264ft)

We set off after breakfast. We leave behind the beautiful cultural Sirung village terraces and hit forest, ferns and woodland.  Following the Marshyangdi river we pass through several villages and finally a lunch break is taken at Syange enjoying the beautiful 110m waterfall. Again through rising and falling trail, we trek to Jagat for overnight. Walking Time: 5-6 hrs. Accommodation: Local Lodge. Included Meal: B, L, D

Day 06: Jagat to Dharapani (1860m/6100ft)

The beginning of trek today is lush subtropical forest to the village of Chamje. The path turns rocky as we ascend alongside the Marsyangdi river that leads steeply upwards to the beautiful village of Tal (1,675m), the first town in Manang district. The going gets easier out of Tal and continues along an impressive, wide valley upwards along stone staircases until we reach the village of Dharapani.Walking Time: 5-6 hrs. Accommodation: Local lodge. Included Meal: B, L, D

Day 07: Dharapani to Chame (2,710m/8890 ft)

It is a very gentle climb from Dharapani to Bagarchap, here we will be rewarded by sight of Annapurna II (7937m) looking up the valley. As we continue through Danakyue and climb up to Temang one cannot help but stop and look back to enjoy the view of the Manaslu Range. You will notice a general change in the vegetation today to pine and fir. The trail is fairly level from here for about an hour until after emerging out into a clearing which has a couple of tea houses and fields. We then descend to cross a bridge and climbing out we pass through Thanchok Village with its apple orchards. We reach Koto in about thirty minutes from Thanchok village and another thirty minutes to Chame, the headquarter of Manang District. Walking Time: 5-6 hrs. Accommodation: Local lodge. Included Meal: B, L, D

Day 08: Chame to Pisang (3,300m/10824ft)

We spent the rest of the morning trekking through rich forest of blue pine and fir keeping alongside the river to Brathang. The old Brathang village used to be a Tibetan resistant camp fighting Chinese occupation of Tibet by making raids over the border. Today you see only an apple orchard with a couple of tea houses. We carry on walking through the forest, the trail clings on a cliff side for a while and as we cross the bridge, looking back the view of the huge rock face of Mui Tscho (Paunde Danda) is breathtaking rising about 1500m from the valley floor. After climbing steeply through the forest, there is a sudden change in the landscape as we enter the Upper Manang District. The valley becomes very broad and vegetation mainly pine, Juniper and berberis shrubs is very sparse. A beautiful and easy hour of walking in the shadows of Annapurna II brings us to Lower Pisang. By this point you would have trekked around to the north side of the Annapurnas and the views from here on are of Annapurna II and IV to the south and Pisang Peak and the Chulu East to the north. Walking Time: 5-6 hrs. Accommodation: Local lodge. Included Meal: B, L, D

Day 09: Pisang to Manang (3,540m/11611 ft)

Today we continue through the drier upper part of the Manang district, cut off from the full effect of the monsoon by the Annapurna Range. People of this region herd the yaks and raise crops for a part of the year. Leaving Pisang, we have alternate trails form the north and the south of the Marsyangdi River which meets up again at Mungji. The southern route by Hongde, with its airstrip at 3,325m, involves less climbing than the northern route via Ghyaru and Ngawal villages. For better views we take the northern route, i.e. through upper Pisang that follows the northern bank of the river. We come across a very picturesque village clinging on to a cliff side where the houses appear to be stacked on top of each other. Its Bragha village dominated by the oldest monastery of the region which is more than 500 years old. Upon reaching Manang, The rest of the day can be spent walking around the village and visiting the monastery and enjoying the view from the lodge and acclimatizing. Walking Time: 5-6 hrs. Accommodation: Local lodge. Included Meal: B, L, D

Day 10: Acclimatization Day at Manang Village

We spend a day acclimatizing in Manang. It is recommended to stay active and take short walk to higher altitude is suggested to get acclimatized with the altitude. The whole day we spend doing some fine day walks and viewing the magnificent sights around the village. The upcoming next two days will be very demanding and tiring trek for us with swift gain in altitude. We should never be too confident with the altitude and should always be watchful. Bodzo Gompa or Gangapurna Lake is worth visiting sites from acclimatization point of view. Manang village houses Himalayan Rescue Association. Volunteer western doctors work here during the trekking seasons helping educate trekkers and researching on Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). An altitude talk is held here every afternoon, which is definitely worthwhile attending. Walking Time: 3-4 hrs. Accommodation: Local lodge. Included Meal: B, L, D

Day 11: Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft)

Continuing on from Manang we cross a stream and then the trail ascends by nearly 500m to Yak Kharka. We make the climb steadily through Tenki village. We descend as we head northward up the Jarsang Valley to cross the river then climb up to Yak Kharka. Herds of yaks and vegetations appear to thin out. We will feel noticeable difficulty breathing and other symptoms of altitude effects on us. We need to be more cautious from this point and drink a lot of water, walk slowly and steadily enjoying the views. Walking Time: 4-5 hrs. Accommodation: Local lodge. Included Meal: B, L, D

Day 12: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,600m/15,092ft)

Today is a gentle climb enjoying the mountain views as we ascend to Throng Phedi. After about one hour into the walk we arrive to cross a bridge at Ledar, and a great view of the Chulu Mountains. We can spot herds of Himalayan blue sheeps grazing in the slopes and we may also see herds of yaks too. The trail climbs steadily through Ledar and then drops down to cross the Jarsang Khola. After a steep climb and traverse of a scree slope we arrive at Thorong Phedi, a small busy settlement catering to the needs of tired trekkers and climbers. There will be an acclimatizing walk in the afternoon up the trail to the high camp; adhering to one of the golden rules of altitude “climb high and sleep low.” Sometimes depending upon the weather, season we may walk up to Thorung high camp to make the next day easier. Walking Time: 3-4 hrs. Accommodation: Local lodge. Included Meal: B, L, D

Day 13: Trek to Muktinath (3,800/12,467ft) via Thorung La pass (5416m/17764ft)

Today is a long trek starting before sunrise at 4-5 am to reach the pass by 9-10am otherwise weather conditions (strong winds) will greatly affect the journey, particularly at the Thorung La Pass (5,416m). We climb steeply on a regular route which is quite easy to follow. However, some problems may arise due to the altitude and snow. It often causes terrible problems to cross the pass if it is covered by heavy snow. About four hours climb up to the pass marked by the chortens and prayer flags will reward you with stunning views from the top of the pass. The view that awaits us is a fantastic 360 degree panorama. As we turn back to appreciate the effort of the morning, looming straight ahead is Chulu West, following to the right are several of the Annapurnas that have been with us these last few days. The pass is nestled in between Yakgawa Kang (6481m) to the north and Khatung Gang (6484m) to the south. The Kali Gandaki Valley spreads out in front of us and rising from the valley floor some 2500m below are a whole new range of mountains. It is a gentle descent to start with but gets steeper as we get nearer the base of the pass. There are fantastic views of Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche (6920m) and Nilgiri North (7069m) as we approach Muktinath. Muktinath is religiously significant for both Hindus and Buddhists and is a place of pilgrimage. You will see gompas, pagoda-style temples, and religious and culturally important architecture. Muktinath means place of Nirvana and is home to the Muktinath temple as well as several monasteries. It is said that all sorrows you feel are relieved when visiting the Temple, which is a scared pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. The prime pilgrimage month is September. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and has 108 waterspouts around it. Another attraction nearby is the Jwala Mai Temple which has a gorgeous natural spring and an eternal flame fueled by natural gas. Walking Time: 7-8 hrs. Accommodation: Local lodge. Included Meal: B, L, D

Day 14: Muktinath to Marpha (2660m/8250ft)

Today an early morning wake up with Muktinath temple and after breakfast easy trek down to Eklai Bhatti. The trail descends very quickly to the valley floor. The descent is through a dramatic, arid landscape all the way to Eklai Bhatti. Trek onwards to Jomsom and further to Marpha village, a major village on the Kaligandaki trading route. This is very windy path in the afternoon and therefore it’s good to cross before noon following the downstream of Kaligandaki with different views of mountain and sandy path. Visit Marpha village with Monastery, Apple Brandy factory and around.Stay Walking Time: 4-5 hrs. Accommodation: Local lodge. Included Meal: B, L, D

Day 15: Marpha to Kalopani (2530m/7848ft)

The trails leave the village and pass some bhattis (local tea shop) on the flat trail along the Kali Gandaki River with nice view of t he Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri Mountain. After crossing the Tukuche village you will be able to see one of the famous Dhaulagiri Ice-fall, walk continues through the Largung and Kobang village on the flat path all the way to Kalopani. Today you will be able to visit Tukche Distillery. Walking Time: 4-5 hrs. Accommodation: Local lodge. Included Meal: B, L, D

Day 16: Kalopani to Tatopani (1190m3690ft)

After wonderful view of Mt. Annapurna I from Kalopani, today after breakfast trek slow down hill to Dana, where we are going to stop for lunch. Right after Kalopani you will see one of the deepest gorges of the world. After lunch another 02 hrs walks to Tatopani, at Tatopani the view of Mt. Nilgiri is magnificent. Natural hot spring bathing is a main attraction to the clients at Tatopani. Tato is ‘hot’ and pani is ‘water’ in Nepali. On reach at Tatopani, refreshment ant then trek about 10min to hot spring pool. Stay Walking Time: 3-4 hrs. Accommodation: Local lodge. Included Meal: B, L, D

Day 17: Tatopani to Ghorepani (2780m9480ft)

In Nepal, never finish up and down especially when you are doing trekking in the mountain, so today you have to climb almost 1600m in a day to Ghorepaani. On the way, you will pass through the villages of many ethnic groups in every short distance with different life style, housing style accordingly profession too. The main villages on the way are Ghara, Shikha, Phalate and Chitre. Today you will have different view of Mt Dhaulagri, Mt Nilgiri and Mt Annapurna. Stay Walking Time: 6-7 hrs. Accommodation: Local lodge. Included Meal: B, L, D

Day 18: Hiking -Poonhill (3210m/10531ft), trek to Tadapani (2,630m/8,626ft)

We get up early at dawn today as we have to reach Poon Hill before sunrise so that we do not miss the magical moment.It is a wonderful experience watching first ray of sun over the mountains. This is one of the best mountain vistas and is well worth the effort taken to climb to Poon Hill (45 minutes climb). Himalayan view from Poon Hill is indescribable when the rising sun’s rays gradually strikes the Himalayan giants including Dhaulagiri range, Annapurna South, Tukuche, Manaslu, Fishtail, and so many others. We spend some time picturing at Poonhill and return to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast, and continue our trek to Tadapani through rhododendron forest. Specialty of this forest is that it hosts more than 15 species of rhododendron and if you are trekking in springtime the blooming colorful rhododendrons will fascinate you. You will also see abundance of faunas specially the Langur monkey along the trail. After one hour’s steep climb we come to a hill top, the place named Deurali. We see very nice view from Deurali. We climb down through bamboo forests from Deurali. We have our lunch at Banthanti and again continue through rhododendron forest. We have about thirty minutes climb before reaching Tadapani. From here we have great views of Annapurna South (7219m), Huinchuli and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail 6993m). Walking Time: 5-6 hrs Accommodation: Local Lodge. Included Meal: B, L, D

Day 19: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m/6360ft) and drive to Pokhara

The trail starts descending steeply off from Tadapani. The first part of the trek today will be through a thick forest of old rhododendron trees. When the rhododendron trees are in bloom, these forests actually turn into gardens of dazzlingly beautiful flowers, mostly red and pink. By afternoon, depending upon the season of travel, we will be pleasantly surprised by the sight of some cherry blossoms in bloom on the slopes on the other side of the gorge. After trekking some more time, we enter the village of Ghandruk, an undulated settlement with stone houses mostly inhabited by the Gurung people. Along with enjoying the stunningly close-up towering views of Fishtail, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli mountains, we also walk through the village and also visit the Gurung Museum in Ghandruk to acquaint ourselves with the simple but rich cultural traditions of the Gurung people. We walk little down from Ghandruk and catch a vehicle to drive to Pokhara. Walking Time: 3-4 hrs walk and 3 hrs drive. Accommodation: City Hotel. Included Meal: B, L, D

Day 20: Drive back to Kathmandu

We drive back to Kathmandu today. Try to get left pane of your vehicle to enjoy the river gorges, greeneries, mountains, villages and terraces during the drive. In the evening, we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performance. Driving Time: 6-7 hrs. Accommodation: City Hotel. Included Meal: B, D
We drive back to Kathmandu today. Try to get left pane of your vehicle to enjoy the river gorges, greeneries, mountains, villages and terraces during the drive. In the evening, we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performance. Driving Time: 6-7 hrs. Accommodation: City Hotel. Included Meal: B, D

Day 21: Depart Kathmandu-Airport drop

Your Annapurna Circuit Trek concludes today. Our airport representative will drop you at the international airport in Kathmandu for your departure flight from Nepal. We hope beautiful Nepal, the magnificent Himalayan sceneries, and unique cultural experience you got along your Annapurna Circuit Trek will stay in your memory lifelong and you will go back home with a sense of achievement. Included Meal: Breakfast

Trip Extension: Note: You have the option to extend your trip with an extra day at Pokhara (Pokhara is a beautiful city to relax after a trek), Chitwan jungle safari, paragliding, rafting adventure, Bunjee Jumping, Kayaking, Canoeing, Kathmandu valley shopping tour, Bhaktapur and Patan sightseeing, scenic Everest flight, mountain biking and other activities.

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Annapurna Circuit Trek – 21 days Reviews

Big thanks to Icicles for making our Annapurna Circuit Trek an unforgettable trip

I love traveling and when I was planning my holiday to be little adventurous this year and most of my friends recommended me to go for Annapurna Circuit Trek. I send my enquiries to few leading trekking companies in Nepal that looked genuine to me and I was quite impressed with Icicles Team as I got quick reply from Indira on my query within few hours. She informed me that Icicles was organizing a fixed departure group ready to embark in and this was exactly what I was looking for. I needed to make this happen in my holidays and date was perfect fit for me. Basically, I love to make new friends at new place with new experiences. And Icicles Team specially our trekking leader Shiva did a great job exceeding our expectations. He had in-depth knowledge about trekking trails, Himalayas and cultural insight stories. He kept our group together. Sometimes he cracks a joke and with his sense of humor it just made us forget all the stress and tiredness. All the moments we shared, friends we made, meals we ate, photos we clicked, all these thing will always be in my memories. Big thanks to Icicles for making this happen. Cheers!

"Allen Steven"

Annapurna Circuit trek with professional and reliable team

I had heard a lot of bad press about safety for women in Nepal, however, I felt very safe in Kathmandu and very well looked after by Icicles Adventure. I would be more than happy to recommend you to other female travellers! Please feel free to pass on my email address. I did the Annapurna Circuit trek with Icicles Adventure staff‐Kamala and Tirtha Nov/Dec 2015. As a female solo trekker, I was a bit worried about personal safety originally. With back and forth emails with Indira , I could feel their reliability and so decided to join the Annapurna trek. I had a good time all the way through Annapurna Circuit Trek. The team is very professional in their conduct; I enjoyed the trekking days with Kamala and Tirtha as well as some time just day‐dreaming on my own. 16‐day trek just passed so fast and I am now safely back to my home town with a piece of unique memory.

"Lisa Parker"

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Max. Altitude : 5,416m Group Size : 1 to 12 people Best Season : March to May, Sept to Dec Activities : 16 days Trekking & walking (5 to 6 hours per day), half day sightseeing Accomodation : 3 star hotel in cities, local lodge during trek Meals : Breakfasts in cities, all meals during trek Transportation : Private vehicle, Tourist coach Starts From : Kathmandu Ends In : Kathmandu