Annapurna Circuit Trek

Trip Highlights

  • Get acquainted with the mountain people in the heart of Himalayas
  • Views of the world’s highest mountains: Dhaulagiri I (7th), Manaslu (8th) and Annapurna I (10th)
  • Crossing the Thorong La Pass at 5,416 meters
  • The pilgrimage town of Muktinath
  • Walking through the world’s deepest gorge and the Kaligandaki valley
  • Bath in natural hot springs at Tatopani
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Magnificent sunrise views from Poon Hill

Annapurna circuit trek is the classic trek, most diverse and stunning tea house trekking route in the Himalaya. Witness the fascinating ethnic groups having their own language and tradition along with incredible views of some of the most beautiful peaks, including the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges – 8000 meter peaks in Nepal. And explore the natural diversity of lush, tropical rice paddies and moss-laden rhododendron forests to Tibetan fortresses clinging to rocky cliffs. Walking through the naturally rich terrain of diverse topography trekker has a chance to experience the rich cultural diversity of Hinduism, Buddhism and the mysterious Bon-Po religion still co-exist and intermingle with each with other at the same place.

Trip Facts

  • Trip CodeLHN05
  • Duration23 Days
  • Pricefrom US$1199 / person
  • GradeDifficult
  • DestinationNepal
  • Min Pax2-15 pax
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Outline Itinerary

01 Days Arrival in Kathmandu airport and Pre-trip meeting.

After arriving in Kathmandu, a representative from Luxury Holidays Nepal will pick up from the airport and take to your hotel. In the afternoon, you may take a rest or visit Luxury Holidays Nepal’s office. At evening, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your tour and trekking guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your trip. This includes a final briefing and preparations for the trip. For the meeting, please make sure you bring your passport, three copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During the meeting, please clear the due balance, if any. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving late and therefore are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting. After the pre-trip meeting, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Luxury Holidays Nepal. For dinner, you will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine, which will introduce you to the country’s food culture. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: Hotel Mulberry
  • Max. Altitude: 1300 m/ 4265 ft
  • Meals: Welcome Dinner Included

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What's Included

  • Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport on a private vehicle.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel Mulberry or similar Category), and in Pokhara (Mount Kailash  Resort or similar category) in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks in twin sharing bed basis.
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara valley with private vehicles
  • All standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Local bus from Kathmandu to Khudi, Luxurious transportation from Pokhara-Kathmandu and by private vehicle Nayapul to Pokhara.
  • All necessary paper works, Conservation entry permits, TIMS permit and monument entrance fees.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people).
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner in Kathmandu in a typical Nepali restaurant with the cultural dance performance in the evening.
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Luxury Holidays Nepal's sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, duffle bags, city and trekking routes maps - if necessary.
  • All government taxes and official expenses.
  • International airfare (See the international flights page)
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (See the Visa & Entry Procedure of Nepal page)
  • Travel insurance, which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation (See the travel insurance page.)
  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu and Pokhara(Meal costs about 3 -7 dollars per item depending on the place where you eat).
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic Drinks.
  • All City sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Paragliding and flight ticket Pokhara-Kathmandu
  • Tips for the guide, porter & driver. (Tipping is Expected).

Trip Map

Annapurna Circuit Trek Trip Map

Cost included

  • Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport on a private vehicle.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel Mulberry or similar Category), and in Pokhara (Mount Kailash  Resort or similar category) in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks in twin sharing bed basis.
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara valley with private vehicles
  • All standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Local bus from Kathmandu to Khudi, Luxurious transportation from Pokhara-Kathmandu and by private vehicle Nayapul to Pokhara.
  • All necessary paper works, Conservation entry permits, TIMS permit and monument entrance fees.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people).
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner in Kathmandu in a typical Nepali restaurant with the cultural dance performance in the evening.
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Luxury Holidays Nepal's sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, duffle bags, city and trekking routes maps - if necessary.
  • All government taxes and official expenses.

Cost Exclude

  • International airfare (See the international flights page)
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (See the Visa & Entry Procedure of Nepal page)
  • Travel insurance, which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation (See the travel insurance page.)
  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu and Pokhara(Meal costs about 3 -7 dollars per item depending on the place where you eat).
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic Drinks.
  • All City sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Paragliding and flight ticket Pokhara-Kathmandu
  • Tips for the guide, porter & driver. (Tipping is Expected).

Departure Detail

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
08 March, 2019 30 March, 2019 USD $1199 Available
08 April, 2019 30 April, 2019 USD $1199 Available
08 May, 2019 30 May, 2019 USD $1199 Available
08 June, 2019 30 June, 2019 USD $1199 Available
08 July, 2019 30 July, 2019 USD $1199 Available
08 August, 2019 30 August, 2019 USD $1199 Available
08 September, 2019 30 September, 2019 USD $1199 Available
08 October, 2019 30 October, 2019 USD $1199 Available
08 November, 2019 30 November, 2019 USD $1199 Available
08 December, 2019 30 December, 2019 USD $1199 Available
08 January, 2020 30 January, 2020 USD $1199 Available
08 February, 2020 01 March, 2020 USD $1199 Available
08 March, 2020 30 March, 2020 USD $1199 Available
08 April, 2020 30 April, 2020 USD $1199 Available
08 May, 2020 30 May, 2020 USD $1199 Available
08 June, 2020 30 June, 2020 USD $1199 Available
08 July, 2020 30 July, 2020 USD $1199 Available
08 August, 2020 30 August, 2020 USD $1199 Available
08 September, 2020 30 September, 2020 USD $1199 Available
08 October, 2020 30 October, 2020 USD $1199 Available
08 November, 2020 30 November, 2020 USD $1199 Available
08 December, 2020 30 December, 2020 USD $1199 Available

Read Reviews

“Perfect weather on the perfect adventure”

“Perfect weather on the perfect adventure”

Rating:  

I had a brilliant time with LHN on my first ever trekking holiday. I really appreciated being in a small group of two as it meant that our plans were easily adapted to suit more of what we wanted along the way. RC was a wonderful guide, who really looked after us especially when my fellow trekker fell ill, as well as being hugely entertaining, friendly, caring and passionate about the trek, Nepal and life itself!

Rajan, our porter, was amazing; I just wish I could have spoken Nepalese to him! In comparison with another tour company, ours was much better organized and the service was far better and respectful with private transfers between KTM and Pokhara. I definitely recommend Luxury Holidays Nepal and would use them again.

Visited December 2016

Antoni PIjaca, United States

Great value for money & fun tour

Great value for money & fun tour

Rating:  

As I was going on my own, initially I planned to find a female guide for my trek, however, I was getting lazy and didn't want to take care of transport etc. on my own, so in the end, I chose to join a package from this tour company because of the speed they have replied my emails and the attractive price quoted for low season (Jun).

This was my first trek in Nepal, and my guide (whom also acted as my porter)- Ramu paid attention to many small details throughout the whole trip, from the numerous breaks during trekking to even cutlery I used for my meals. And it is a good experience to learn something about Nepalese people while talking to him in the few days I was travelling with him.

And special mention to Nabraj my driver for Kathmandu and Nagarkot part of the trip, he is a very nice guy and cares a lot about my safety and comfort during driving, he warned me every time when the road was getting bumpy, and he kept me entertained during our trip to Nagarkot. 

And my guide on the first day to Kathmandu is also amazing, (I am sorry, I forgot his name), he is knowledgeable with very good English, and he could tell me a bit more about political situation in Nepal which is very interesting to me. He is very helpful in all ways too, helping me to buy a SIM card and all.

Despite the earthquake and the fuel crisis, the sights in Nepal are still worth seeing, and there is not much effect on tourists. Yes, some of the world heritage sites are partially damaged during the earthquake, and yes, sometimes there are power outages. However, it is still worth going, and your support to this country by going there is going to directly help the Nepalese people, as tourism is like the most important industry there.

Anee Dawson, Australia

Accommodation
Luxury Holidays Nepal provides you 4 stars hotels in Kathmandu and Teahouse/Lodge throughout the journey. Teahouse and lodge have the rooms with just the basics, normally with a bed, blanket and pillows. Some rooms have the electric lighting system and every teahouse/lodge has a capacious dining room and lounge. We will provide you and your group at the lodge which is locally available every day (In some places rooms cannot be booked in advance). If you want to upgrade accommodation in cities, then contact us for cost detail. Accommodation in 4 stars hotel Kathmandu(Hotel Mulberry or similar category) and In Pokhara (Mount Kailash Resort or similar category) and for 5 stars hotel in Kathmandu (Gokarna Forest Resort or similar category) and in Pokhara (Pokhara Grande or similar category).

Luggage:
Throughout the trip of Mountain Trekking, your luggage is carried and moved by the porters. You should carry the water bottle, sunscreen, camera, spare jacket, etc. Your main luggage will be your trekking bag and you can carry a small lockable bag which will provide safety. You are provided with a free locker room in a hotel in Kathmandu. The weight allowance in domestic airlines of Nepal is up to 15 kg and for more weight, you have to pay US$1 per/kg depending on the area.

Food on the way (Journey): 
Your all meals are Included in the price. Travelers take their breakfast and dinner at the tea house where they stay and lunch is taken during the trail in the local lodge.

Transportation on Journey
Luxury Holidays Nepal will offer you private vehicle for airport transferal and sightseeing. Local Bus Kathmandu-Khudi and Luxurious tourist bus for Pokhara-Kathmandu. Private vehicle for Nayapul-Pokhara.

Group Leader during the journey: 
Luxury Holidays Nepal will facilitate you with the trained traveling guide in your group. There will be a single porter for a couple of people.

Payment of the Due Balance:
The rest amount of your trip can be paid in our office after your arrival or via online payment before your arrival in Nepal (Online payment). If you choose to settle your holiday balance by credit card a handling charge of 4% on the outstanding balance is made. There is no handling charge for payment by bank transfer.

Communication during Journey:
Annapurna Base camp Trek is moderate level trek so you can find the telephone and internet facilities in the most of the place.

Vouchers:
If you have purchased a voucher for the tour, please inform us which tour date suits you as soon as you are certain. We need time to purchase your domestic air ticket and make other arrangements so please confirm your spot on a tour at least 2 months prior to the commencement of the tour. Your booking on a particular tour date is subject to availability of spots. Also, please send us your redemption code and voucher number through this link (Voucher Redemption).

Visa:
You can get a visa in Kathmandu airport upon arrival for $25 USD (or equivalent in other major currencies) for a 15 days visa or $40 USD for a 30 days visa. Please bring 2 photos for the visa. Expect to have some waiting time in the queue for obtaining your visa. You can also get your visa prior to coming on the tour by contacting your closest Nepali embassy. (Nepal Visa Info)

Booking your international flight:
If you don't have a regular travel agent then you can check for international flight options at one of these sites.
makemytrip.comwww.kayak.comwww.vayama.com
They usually have good offers.
For more details: (See the international flights page)

When and where should you arrive?
Please book your international flight to arrive and depart from Kathmandu international airport. The tour starts with an orientation meeting at about 5 pm on the first night of the tour and ends on after the scheduled trip after the breakfast.

You will be received outside the Kathmandu international airport terminal by representatives holding a "Luxury Holidays Nepal" sign card and he will escort you to the Hotel. 
If you plan to arrive early or depart late, please make sure you make extra hotel arrangements by contacting at luxuryholidaysnepal@gmail.com
After you purchase your international air ticket, please contact us to give your flight details.

Currencies are accepted in Nepal: 
Some major currencies (USD, AUD, and EURO) are accepted for both VISA and in general. There are plenty of ATM's in Kathmandu, Chitwan and Pokhara and credit cards are accepted in limited shops and many restaurants. Please note that only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek.

Health Issues:
The altitude sickness will get from 3000 meters.  Normally below three 3000 meters will not have altitude related problems usually for people for stable health. But above it can cause altitude-related sickness. If you have a health condition which might cause problems, please consult a doctor about the advisability of doing the trek. For Your information, your traveling guide will also have pills for Altitude Sickness and other basic medicine. We recommend you to take pills for diarrhea, cold, fever and nausea.

Insurance/Evacuation: 
We do not hope that there may arise any serious problem for you in your journey, but if you get caught by serious illness then we will do our best to take you to the nearest hospital possible. But you will be responsible for all the expenses that take place in the evacuation process. So, it is good for you to have insurance which will cover your cost. Be Insured. (See the travel insurance page)

Trip Extensions
If you like our service and you want to extend your trip, then we can further organize your trip to IndiaBhutan and Tibet. And other trekking and activities of Nepal like Everest TrekLangtang TrekManaslu TrekBunjee JumpingRaftingPeak ClimbingTours, etc.

Tips:
A general rule of thumb for tipping is to USD 40 to USD 70 per Traveler, depending on the length of the trek. Porters do appreciate a personal tip, although it is not uncommon for the Guide and his Porters to pool the tips they have collected before splitting it amongst themselves, with the Guide is getting a little more for overseeing the welfare and safety of both the Travelers and Porters as a whole. That said, this is just a guide and you may tip, however much you think is appropriate for the services rendered which made your trip a memorable one.

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During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect.

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Nepal GovernmentNepal Tourism BoardTAANNATTA IATA