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Activities
  • 14 day trek
Accommodation
  • 3 nights hotel
  • 13 nights wilderness camping
  • 1 night eco lodge
Meals
  • 15 Dinners
  • 15 Lunches
  • 17 Breakfasts

18 Days$2870USD

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Small groups only
Guided group sizes are strictly limited to maximum 16 people, average of 8-10


 
 
Trip Code: ANC

Annapurna Circuit Trek Trip highlights


  • Savour magnificent mountain views across to Mustang and Western Tibet
  • Two high pass crossings at Kang La (5320m) and Thorong La (5416m)
  • Journey into the remote Nar Valley
  • Feast your eyes on Manaslu (8156m), the world's 7th highest mountain
  • Experience a Himalayan mountain flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Jomsom
  • Explore Kathmandu

Why Book With Us

  • The use of a World Expeditions trek pack which includes quality sleeping bag, down jacket and more. Receive a free souvenir kit bag
  • Led by wilderness first aid trained guide equipped with group medical kit and portable altitude chamber
  • Well paced and carefully researched trek path away from crowds with proper acclimatisation days
  • Stay energised with three hearty meals each day freshly prepared by our team of experienced cooks. All drinking water on trek included.

This classic Himalayan trek, first opened in 1977, is still magnificent and just got better with our updated 2020 itinerary. We follow the usual Annapurna circuit and trek into the secluded and rugged valleys of Nar, a former trading town connecting to the ancient Kingdom of Mustang. This trek offers incredible geographical and cultural diversity ranging from Hindu villages in the lush foot hills to the Tibetan Buddhist settlements in the far west. We navigate through alpine meadows to reach the base of Kang La and be rewarded with stunning views of countless 6000m peaks looming in the distance. After cross Kang La Pass (5320m) we rejoin the main trekking trails through to Thorong. There is a dramatic change as we trek north of the Great Himalayan Divide and cross the Thorong La (5416m). We are now on the Tibetan Plateau, a stark and rugged landscape, where the culture is predominantly Buddhist. We follow the Kali Gandaki Valley, one of the deepest gorges on earth and into the heart of the towering Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri. Stunning landscapes, diverse culture and high pass crossings - this is one of Annapurna's finest treks.

Meals included
in the price
Valued at USD$650

You will be met by a representative of World Expeditions and transferred to the Radisson hotel. Remainder of the afternoon at leisure. A pre-trek briefing will be given around 4.30-5pm where arrangements will be made for the distribution of your kit bag, sleeping bag and down/fibrefill jacket. This evening we will head out for dinner, this is a great opportunity to get acquainted with your fellow group members. Overnight: Radisson Hotel

Meals:  Nil

Today you have a full day to explore Kathmandu’s bustling streets and significant landmarks. You may wish to start by exploring the city’s two most important World Heritage Listed spiritual sites: Pashupatinath, Nepal’s most sacred Hindu temple and an important cremation site; and Boudhanath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal and the most sacred Tibetan Buddhist shrine outside of Tibet. Alternatively you could wander through the markets and shops of the busy Thamel precinct or explore some more of the city’s significant sites such as Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) or the World Heritage Listed plazas of Patan, Bhaktapur or Durbar Square.

Meals:  B

From Kathmandu we drive along to the Kathmandu to Pokhara highway. We divert off the highway at the bustling town of Dumre and follow the Marsyangdi river up the valley to the village of Nadi.

Meals:  B,L,D

An easy start and then a taste of things to come - the climb up to Bahun Danda, a picturesque village at the top of this formidable ridge. Then it's down, across terraces and over small streams, before rejoining the Marsyandi and following it upstream for several km to our camp near the village of Syange.

Meals:  B,L,D

A wonderful walk today - with such changes in scenery and a range of gradients. From camp we head across the river and ascend steeply to finally reach the ridge top high above. We cross another suspension bridge before a continued ascent up a narrow and beautiful valley where, after rain, many spectacular waterfalls will flow. Just before camp at Tal we come over a small rise and enter a wide, flat valley with a long, silvery waterfall to the right.

Meals:  B,L,D

Today we will walk approx. 2 hours on the road from Tal to Dharapani and Dharapani to Danakyu approx. walk half an hour. After that we have to cross main road few times only and we will walk through forest of pine and Oak trees. Overnight at Timang.

Meals:  B,L,D

We head towards Koto and upon arriving, we leave the main trail of Manang and divert towards to Narphu Valley with crossing the suspension bridge. We leave the Marsyandi River on our left and follow the Narphu Valley. We will cross suspension bridges few times along that valley and will get into the narrow and dense forest. We will not see any mountain views this day except the green natural beauty.

Meals:  B,L,D

We follow the Nar Khola up the valley and through rhododendron forests and jungle terrain. We cross and recross the Nar Khola and pass a spectacular waterfall before reaching our campsite. Overnight: wilderness camping

Meals:  B,L,D

We trek through the gorge of Labse River before descending downhill to Nar pass many Buddhist stupas and monasteries on the way.

Meals:  B,L,D

We kick off our day by trekking uphill to Jhombu Kharka aka Kang-La which hosts an outstanding view of Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri range, and the other Himalayas. On our way to Kang-La, we may come across some yak herder’s camps.

Meals:  B,L,D

Today early morning we will cross Kangla pass which takes approx. 3 to 4 hours to get to the top of Kangla. After crossing Kang La we being our steep descent to Ngawal.

Meals:  B,L,D

The trail heads down through conifer forest with commanding views across the valley of the mighty Annapurna range. After re-joining the main trail we head to the historic village of Braga (3439m). In the afternoon we have plenty of time to visit some of the outlying monasteries between Braga and Manang that reflect something of the regions rich cultural history and ties with Tibet.

Meals:  B,L,D

From our camp we wind around the contours gaining ever more impressive views of Annapurna III and Gangapurna before we reach the Josang Valley and the campsite at Yak Kharka.

Meals:  B,L,D

Another short but strenuous day as we continue up the valley and cross the Jorsang Khola on a small cantilevered bridge before edging our way around loose scree slopes to finally reach a couple of ramshackle tea-shops at the foot of the awesome Thorong La. An early night is advised as we have a big day tomorrow.

Meals:  B,L,D

A long, arduous day rewarded with unsurpassed views. We set out from Phedi before daybreak in order to reach the top of the pass before late morning and avoid the notorious Thorong winds. The first section up the pass is steep and it's slow going. The trail winds around seemingly endless switchbacks with each "false top" leading on to another ridge. Finally we see the massive prayer-flag-covered cairn which marks the top. From here the views back over the entire Annapurna Range and across to Mustang and western Tibet are unbelievable. The cold up here soon has us heading down to Muktinath, a long 1600m descent from the top of the pass. A day of Himalayan highs in every sense of the word!

Meals:  B,L,D

A spectacular walk from Muktinath to Jomsom, through dramatic and awe inspiring landscapes. The trail first heads west past some ancient villages set amidst the backdrop of the Tibetan plateau, before turning south down the great Kali Gandaki Valley, with Annapurna and Dhaulagiri towering above us, the deepest gorge in the world. Some portions of the walk today are near the newly developed road that now links Jomson with Muktinath, but we will do our best to avoid the vehicles and stay focused on the dramatic views towards Mustang and the Tibetan plateau to the north.

Meals:  B,L,D

A spectacular early morning mountain flight from Jomsom to Pokhara over the Annapurna region with magnificent views out either side of the plane. From Pokhara we transfer for our flight to Kathmandu, and then transfer to Radisson Hotel.

Meals:  B,L,D

After breakfast arrangements cease unless further ones have been made. Those people departing by aircraft will be transferred to the airport.

Meals:  B


Map

Elevation

The map and elevation chart are for illustrative purposes only and meant to provide general guidelines.


Inclusions

  • 16 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 13 dinners including all meals on trek valued at US$650
  • Airport transfers if arriving on day 1 and 17 or if you booked pre/post tour accommodation at the Radisson through World Expeditions
  • flight Jomsom/Pokhara/Kathmandu US$256
  • an extra 5kg luggage allowance on Jomsom to Pokhara flight, total 20kg
  • expert bilingual guide
  • medical kit
  • good quality accommodation in Kathmandu
  • the use of a World Expeditions trek pack which includes a quality sleeping bag, down or fibre fill jacket and insulated mat (valued at over US$500)
  • private air conditioned transportation
  • all park entrance fees and trekking permits
  • porters to carry all personal and group equipment
  • porter's insurance.
  • accommodation in our fully serviced wilderness campsites

  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Bottled water, aerated & alcoholic drinks
  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc
  • Tips
  • International flights
  • Airport and departure taxes
  • Visa
  • Travel Insurance

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Total Priceper person from

$2870USD

Your trip price includes:

  • Meals valued at USD$650
  • Internal flight valued at USD$256
Options & Supplements*
  • Single Supplement Hotel OnlyUSD$130
  • Single Supplement Tent OnlyUSD$250
  • Single SupplementUSD$380
*Prices listed are per person

Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Annapurna Circuit via Kang La and Nar trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.


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Enhancing your journey with authentic experiences, genuine cultural exchange and real exploration are the focal points on all of our adventures. In 2019, we were crowned by our peers as the best in adventure travel at The Travel Awards in Sydney.

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Responsible travel is at the heart of every program we offer as a fundamental and long held philosophy. When you book one of our 100% carbon offset adventures you’re supporting true sustainability in the protection of local communities, natural environments and wildlife.

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 When you book one of our adventures, you will receive quality services at the best prices with plenty of inclusions. There are no hidden costs, single travellers don’t pay more and you’ll enjoy many ‘extra touches’ that ensure your holiday is excellent value for money.

Annapurna Circuit Trek Videos

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Positive Impact Travel

By joining this trip you are directly supporting positive impact projects in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We’ve offset the carbon emitted by this trip by purchasing credits that support important projects that address the UN’s seventeen SDGs, like reducing poverty, affordable and clean energy, reducing hunger, clean water and climate action.

Proceeds from this adventure purchase carbon credits through the world’s largest and most awarded carbon project developer, South Pole, which are invested into projects accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources in developing countries.

Supported projects are based on internationally recognised standards and are third-party audited. They entail a series of positive impacts on the ground, which benefit local communities and ecosystems, that are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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