Luxury Annapurna Circuit Trek

Duration: 16 Days5/5(1 review)
At a Glance
  • Duration 16 Days
  • Trip Grade Fairly Strenuous
  • Destination Nepal
  • Start/End KTM/KTM
  • Group Size 1-12
  • Max. Altitude 5416

Highlights

  • Experience the Annapurna Circuit trek in Luxury Style.
  • The Annapurna Circuit is an Adventurous trekking route that crosses suspension bridges through lush forests and pastures.
  • Spend nights in picturesque villages and see the locals' daily lifestyle.
  • Enjoy stunning mountain views and diverse landscapes while trekking.
  • Cross-challenging Thorong La pass
  • Visit temples and monasteries along the way, including the holy Muktinath Temple.
  • Travel along the Kali Gandaki Gorge and apple orchards.
  • Catch beautiful sunrise from Poon Hill.
  • Spend time in a natural hot spring in Tatopani.

Luxury Annapurna Circuit Trek: 16 Days

Embark on the journey of a lifetime with the 16-Day Luxury Annapurna Circuit Trek, where adventure meets pampered indulgence. This extraordinary experience combines the thrill of trekking the majestic Annapurna Circuit with the luxury and comfort you deserve. As you traverse through picturesque forests, charming villages, and awe-inspiring mountain landscapes, you'll witness the natural beauty that has made Nepal a dream destination for adventurous souls.

The Annapurna Circuit is renowned for its diverse terrain, from lush green valleys to rugged rocky trails, offering a truly immersive experience in the heart of the Himalayas. But this isn't just any trek. Our luxury package ensures you never compromise on comfort. Stay in lavish available accommodations and enjoy delicious meals prepared by expert chefs, allowing you to rejuvenate and recharge after each exhilarating day on the trail.

With our experienced guide and porters, you can focus on soaking in the breathtaking vistas and immersing yourself in the unique culture of the locals. Whether you're an avid trekker or a novice explorer, the Luxury Annapurna Circuit Trek promises an unforgettable adventure filled with stunning views, stimulating challenges, and a touch of indulgence.

On the Luxury Annapurna Circuit Trek, you explore the subtropical forests of the alpine zone of the western Himalayas. Embark on an immersive trekking venture that is both demanding and rewarding.

If you have heard about trekking in the Himalayas, you must have heard about the Annapurna Circuit Trek. It is one of the most famous and loved trekking routes in Nepal. The Annapurna Circuit trail has welcomed trekkers worldwide. The trail ascends to the highest pass in the country, Thorong La Pass (5,416 m), in 9 to 10 days of walking.

The Annapurna Circuit offered basic accommodation in trekking lodges in the initial phase of Nepal's trekking tourism. Now, things have changed a lot, and some of the trails have developed as motorable roads. The Landscape and mountain scenery are still there. However, it is not a good idea to explore them on foot.

So, We at Outfitter Himalaya have come with an exclusive Annapurna Circuit Trek Package with the best available accommodation along the trail.

The Annapurna Annapurna Circuit is a challenging trek, and the trail encompasses Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m), the tenth-highest mountain in the world, anticlockwise. To offer you an ultimate trekking experience in the Annapurna region, we have also combined gorgeous Ghorepani village (2,874 m) and Poon Hill (3,210 m) in the Luxury Annapurna Circuit trek itinerary.

The Luxury Annapurna Circuit Trek offers a perfect blend of adventure, comfort, and cultural immersion, making it an ideal choice for travelers seeking a unique and unforgettable trekking experience in the Himalayas. From the majestic mountain vistas to the luxurious accommodations, every aspect of the trek is designed to exceed your expectations and create lasting memories that will stay with you long after the journey ends.

By choosing the Luxury Annapurna Circuit Trek, you get to challenge yourself with exhilarating trails and high mountain passes and pamper yourself with top-notch services and amenities that ensure a truly indulgent experience. Whether you're marveling at the snow-capped peaks or connecting with the local communities, every moment on the luxury trek is an opportunity to immerse you in the magic of the Himalayas and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

Accommodation on Luxury Annapurna Circuit Trek

For five nights, you will stay at four-star deluxe hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara, luxury lodges in Beshisahar, Chame, Manang, and Tatopani, and the best lodges in Pisang, Yak Kharka, Thorong Phedi, and Muktinath.

The Luxury Annapurna Circuit Trek Route

The Luxury Annapurna Circuit Trip starts and ends in Kathmandu. We will drive from Kathmandu to Chame through Beshishahar. We then begin actual hiking, and the trek goes by crossing suspension bridges and waterfalls along the way. Manang village onwards, there are pastures and arid cliffs.

You will walk on a rough, steep uphill path, approach the Thorong La pass (5,416 m), and descend to Muktinath temple (3,800 m). This part of the trail sees glacial walk and ice flows.

Attraction of Luxury Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Many reasons make the Annapurna Circuit trek a must-do trek in the Himalayas, which is why it's very famous among trekkers. Below are some reasons why Annapurna Circuit trekking is one of our favorite treks.

Adventurous and rewarding teahouse trek in the Himalayas

The Luxury Annapurna Circuit Trek is among the best teahouse treks in the Himalayas. A teahouse trek means simple accommodation yet heart-warming hospitality from the locals.

Every second on the trail is rewarding. Even though many trekkers hit the trail in the peak trekking season, you'll still be detached from all the chaos and enjoy the serene views.

Trek through beautiful villages and pass by many wonders of nature

The Classic Annapurna Circuit trail ascends through the foothills of verdant hills. It passes by remote villages like Chamje, Dharapani, Chame, Pisang, Manang, Yak Kharka, Kagnebi, Jomsom, Tatopani, and Ghorepani. There are also many other small settlement areas along the trekking route.

The trail is very adventurous, full of ascends and descends through forests, pastures, and gorges. You'll cross many suspension bridges and small streams, and likewise, you'll come across waterfalls and terraced fields.

Friendly locals and rich cultural heritage

The Luxury Annapurna Circuit trekking route is inhabited by locals from different communities, such as Brahmin, Chhetri, Magar, Gurung, etc. The locals are amiable and welcoming. They'll always help you.

On the way, we will visit temples and stupas. Many places are also wrapped with colorful prayer flags. While staying overnight in the villages, we get a glimpse of the rich culture and practices of the locals.

Stunning mountain views and diverse sceneries

During the Luxury Annapurna Circuit trek, one can see breathtaking views of Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Mt. Fishtail (6,993 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), Mt. Tukuche (6,920 m), Tilicho Peak (7,134 m), and many others. Likewise, the trek offers diverse sceneries of verdant valleys and rushing rivers to dry, barren hills dominated by snowy mountains.

You Cross-challenging Thorong La pass.

Thorong La, also known as Thorung La, is a high mountain pass with an elevation of 5,416 meters. Located in the Damodar Himal, north of Mt. Annapurna, it connects Manang village in the east to the Muktinath temple in the Lower Mustang in the west.

The trail to the top of the pass is steep and rugged, requiring careful walking. Depending on the season, the trail may also be covered with snow. From the top of the pass, one can see jaw-dropping mountain scenery.

Get a blessing in Muktinath temple.

Muktinath temple is a pilgrimage site in Nepal. It is a significant temple for Hindus and Buddhists.

Hundreds of pilgrims visit this temple to worship every year. On the temple premises, locals sell saligrams and other precious stones.

Inside the temple, there are 108 sprouts. Taking a bath in these sprouts is believed to forgive all the sins by the god. Likewise, there are many small shrines around the main temple.

Travel along the Kali Gandaki Gorge and apple orchards.

Kali Gandaki Gorge is the deepest gorge in the world. It separates the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. This gorge was a trade route between Tibet and India for centuries.

Likewise, as the trail approaches Marpha and Kegbeni, we travel past lovely apple orchards. These apples are delicious. We may stop at the local factory to taste apple brandy and other apple-based products.

Witness the gorgeous sunrise from Poon Hill.

In the later part of the Annapurna Circuit trek, we hike to Poon Hill, located above Ghorepani village.

At 3,210 meters, Poon Hill offers excellent sunrise and snow-capped mountain views. It is a famous viewpoint in the lower Annapurna region, and often trekkers visit this place as a single short trek- the Poon Hill trek.

Enjoy hot springs in Tatopani.

Tatopani is known for its natural hot springs. We spend a night there while descending. Locals manage the hot springs, and we must pay a few extra bucks to enjoy them.

The natural hot springs will relieve our sore muscles and help us eliminate skin diseases. Therefore, remember to pack a swimsuit and carry extra cash with you. in your shoes and make them comfortable.

Itinerary

The Annapurna circuit trek is one of the most popular trekking routes in the Nepal Himalayas.

However, after roads were constructed in some parts of the trail, it became less popular. So, we have devised a trip that includes a drive and a walk in the high Himalayas.

The 16-Day Annapurna Circuit Trek includes your arrival and departure days to and from Nepal and a day tour in Kathmandu at the start of the trek as an introductory tour of Nepal's capital, Kathmandu.

Our itinerary is a perfectly designed guideline suitable for trekkers of average fitness levels.

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Outfitter Himalaya representatives will welcome you to the airport.

You can see them around the terminal gate with your nameplate. They'll help you with your heavy luggage and escort you to the hotel.

  • Accommodation4 Star Hotel
  • Max. Altitude1345

We will have an extra day in Kathmandu to prepare for the trek, but first, we will visit some historical sites.

We have planned a guided sightseeing tour in the morning. Our friendly English-speaking tour guide will accompany you during the tour and take you to sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Patan Durbar Square.

Later, you will meet in our office and prepare for the trek. We'll check all the permits and trekking gear. The trek guide will give a short briefing about the terrain and help you pack your duffle bag.

  • Tour hours: 6-7 hours
  • MealsB
  • Accommodation4 Star Hotel
  • Max. Altitude1345

After breakfast at the hotel, we drive to Besishahar. We'll follow the Trishuli and Marshyangdi Rivers to reach Beshishahar.

The drive offers a stunning panorama of terraced fields, lush green hills, and mountains like Ganesh Himal & Mt. Manaslu.

  • Drive hours: 5-6 hours
  • Altitude: 845
  • Distance: 170K
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • AccommodationHotel

After breakfast at the hotel, we drive to Chame, which takes about 4-5 hours in a local Jeep. Once we reach Chame, we check in to the lodge and visit the Chame Village.

  • Drive hours: 4-5 hours
  • Altitude: 2670
  • Distance: 70K
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • AccommodationBest Availlable lodge

The trekking route from Chame goes through a steep and narrow valley to a massive rock wall. It's called Paungda Danda Rock and rises 1,500 meters from the Marshyangdi River.

While walking, we can see tempting views of Annapurna II and Pisang Peak. The trail then drops to the Manang Valley floor and goes to Pisang village.

  • Walking hours: 6-7 hours
  • Altitude: 3200
  • Distance: 15K
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • AccommodationGuest House

It is a scenic route that offers remarkable views of snow-clustered mountains like Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Tilicho Peak, Pisang Peak, Gangapurna, etc.

We walk by Tibetan settlement areas and visit the Barge monastery. En route to Manang, there are many shrines and stupas.

  • Walking hours: 6-7 hours
  • Altitude: 3540
  • Distance:15K
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • AccommodationBest Available Lodge

We take a rest day in Manang village and take this chance to explore the town. We'll hike to the Ice Lakes.

The scenery here is breathtaking. Later in the day, we visit the Himalayan Rescue Association in Vraja village and monasteries around the area.

Manang village has museums, a movie theater, and many other things to do. Today should be a good day.

  • Walking hours: 3-4 hours
  • Altitude: 3540
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner
  • AccommodationBest Available lodge

Manang onward, we begin walking at a high altitude and notice a change in climate & terrain.

After crossing a stream, we ascend to Tenki village. The trail heads out of Marshaygnadi valley and enters Jarsang Khola valley. We walk on an uphill path that heads north.

Walking through several pastures and juniper forests, we gradually trek to Gunsan village. We then cross a small river on a wooden bridge and ascend to Yak Kharka.

  • Walking hours: 4-5hours
  • Altitude: 4050
  • Distance: 10K
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner
  • AccommodationGuest House

Today, the trail ascends to Thorong Phedi. From Yak Kharka, we climb a ridge and drop down to the Marshyangdi River.

Crossing the river, we gradually walk on a narrow trail to Thorong Phedi. The terrain is rugged.

  • Walking hours: 4-5 hours
  • Altitude: 4450
  • Distance: 9K
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • AccommodationGuest House

Today, our goal is to cross the challenging Thorong La pass. From Thorong Phedi, the trail ascends along a steep and rocky path to the top of the pass, offering a phenomenal mountain panorama.

From here, we descend to the holy Muktinath Temple. Today will be a thrilling day with gorgeous scenery and hurdles.

  • Walking hours: 9-10 hours
  • Altitude: 5416
  • Distance: 17K
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • AccommodationGuest House

Before leaving Muktinath, we will visit the temple and receive blessings. We will explore the premises since non-Hindus cannot enter the main temple. After breakfast, we will hop on the jeep/bus and begin our bumpy, scenic ride to Tatopani.

We will drive along the Kalli Gandaki Gorge and numerous villages, enjoying views of snowy mountains and green hills.

  • Drive hours:4-5 hours
  • Altitude: 1190
  • Distance: 65K
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • AccommodationHotel

We walk on a flat path and ascend steeply through remote villages and terraced fields.

The trail then passes by lush forest to Phalate and Chitre villages. The last few hours of the route go through rhododendron forests to the beautiful Ghorepani village.

Snow-capped mountains surround the village.

  • Drive hours: 7-8 hours
  • Altitude: 2800
  • Distance: 25K
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • AccommodationGuest House

Early in the morning, we hike to the Poon Hill viewpoint. From here, we see a gorgeous sunrise and views of numerous mountains like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Tukuche, Nilgiri, Fishtail, Gangapurna, Hiunchuli, Lamjung Himal, etc.

After having breakfast, descend through the rhododendron and oak forest. From Ulleri (1,960 m), we drive to Pokhara.

  • Walk hours:4-5 hours
  • Altitude: 3210
  • Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation4 Star Hotel

Today is your free day in Pokhara. You can rest, explore the lakeside area, or go short boating at Phewa Lake.

  • Meal: breakfast
  • Accommodation4 Star Hotel

You can explore Pokhara a little more, get a flight to Kathmandu, and transfer to a hotel; the rest of the day is free.

  • Meal: breakfast and Dinner
  • Accommodation4 Star Hotel

Our team will drop you off at the international airport at your flight departure time, or you can continue with your other plans in Nepal.

  • Meal: breakfast
  • AccommodationGuest House

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Inclusions

  • Airport transfers (international and domestic)
  • Three nights' 4-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu as per the itinerary
  • Best accommodation for five nights and basic accommodation for five nights
  • Meals during the trek with hot tea/coffee for breakfast
  • Conservation entry permits & TIMS permit
  • 2-night 4-star hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Ground transportation from Kathmandu – Beshisahar by private vehicle.
  • Transport from Beshisahar to Chame by local Jeep
  • Transport from Muktinath to Tatopani by local jeep/bus
  • Flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • A guide and porters
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service ( Paid by Travel insurance company)
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets, if necessary (need to be returned after the trek)
  • Trip completion certificate
  • Company T-shirt
  • A farewell dinner
  • First Aid with oxi meter
  • Official expenses and service charge

Exclusions

  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Sweet things like chocolate, apple pie
  • International airfare to and from Nepal
  • Tips for the guide, porter & driver
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the included section

Group Departures

Start DateEnd DatePriceStatus 
Start DateStarts: WednesdayAug 28, 2024End DateEnds: ThursdaySep 12, 2024PricePrice Per PersonUS$1800StatusAvailable

Essential Info

Fitness Required for Luxury Annapurna Circuit Trek

To do the Luxury Annapurna circuit trek, you must be physically fit and have a moderate fitness level. It involves daily walking/trekking on mountain trails for 3 to 9 hours.

At Thorong La Pass, you reach 5416m above sea level. You better have previous trekking experience, good health, and strong desire and stamina.

Meals & Drinks on Luxury Annapurna Circuit Trek

Thirty-five meals (15 breakfasts, 10 lunches, and ten dinners) are provided in the Luxury Annapurna Circuit Trek, and the meals are provided in guest houses/hotels. You will have breakfast/dinner at the lodge, where we stay overnight, and lunch at the lodge, which is available along the trail.

Nepali and Western meals and drinks like coffee, tea, milk, soft drinks, and beer are also available. Note that drinks are not included in the cost.

We suggest you bring water purification pills/medicine while coming for the Classic Annapurna circuit trek. You get normal water for free. So, you can use the medicine and drink or buy bottled/boiled/safe drink water.

Experienced Guides and Support Staff on the Luxury Trek

One key element that sets the Luxury Annapurna Circuit Trek apart is the presence of experienced guides and support staff who ensure a safe and enjoyable trekking experience. From knowledgeable local guides who share insights into the region's culture and history to skilled porters who carry your gear, the support team plays a crucial role in making your journey smooth and hassle-free.

Safety and Precautions on the Luxury Annapurna Circuit Trek

Safety is paramount on any trekking adventure with Outfitter Himalaya, and the Luxury Annapurna Circuit Trek is no exception. The trek is meticulously planned and executed with a strong focus on ensuring the well-being of all participants, from experienced trekkers to first-time adventurers.

Comprehensive safety measures and precautions are in place to minimize risks and handle any emergencies that may arise during the journey.

Adequate acclimatization days are built into the itinerary to help trekkers adjust to the high altitude gradually and reduce the risk of altitude-related illnesses. In addition, the guides are trained in First Aid and wilderness rescue techniques to handle any medical emergencies on the trail.

FAQs

  • Q1. How Difficult is the Luxury Annapurna Circuit Trek?

    The Luxury Annapurna Circuit trek is challenging and demands physical fitness and previous trekking experience. Annapurna Circuit Trip is not for beginner trekkers. The trek distance covers 150 km of a walk along the Marsyangdi Valley to Thorong La pass.

    The Annapurna Circuit trail has many hurdles, from steep terrain to high altitude and limited tourist infrastructure. Trekking in a remote area and walking on a rough forested path is difficult. And the trial only gets high and daunting. There is a lingering risk of altitude sickness, and the trekkers must be careful.

  • If you have decided to join the Luxury Annapurna Circuit trek and are now looking to prepare your body for the journey, this may help. First, once You Book the Luxury Annapurna Circuit trek, one of our travel consultants will help you prepare. They will tell you everything about the journey and what physical activities you should do to prepare your body.

    The daily average walk is 6 to 7 hours. So, you must ensure you can walk this much on rough terrain. Go on long walks before the beginning of the trek and hikes, too (if possible). You have to make the habit of walking for a long time.

    Steady stamina is crucial for a trek like this. We suggest cardio activities such as swimming, cycling, jogging, and running to build stamina. You can also do cardio exercise. Another important thing is getting your shoes ready for the trek. Do not carry brand-new shoes while trekking; they will only hurt you. Break in your shoes and make them comfortable.

Client Reviews

  • 5/5

    Flexible Annapurna Circuit Trek

    We did a 20-day Annapurna circuit trek with these guys in December and had a fantastic time. They were very flexible and able to extend and modify our trip as we ended up having more time than initially expected.

    We ended up going up to Annapurna base camp with our guide Bhim and porter Rajan. These two did a great job of looking after us and were a lot of fun along the way.
    Everything went according to plan and, it was very well organized, well-chosen guides, nice hotels, and good food.

    I would have no hesitation recommending Outfitter Himalaya for a great trip to Nepal.
     

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    CraigFrom: Singapore,Feb 16, 2022
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    Dear Craig,

    Thank you for joining us for your Annapurna Circuit Trek in Nepal and thank you for a great review about Annapurna circuit trek with us and Good to know that you are happy with the guide and all the services provided this day tour in Kathmandu.

    We wish you all the best and wish to serve you again.

    Have a good day.

    Arjun
    Outfitter Himalaya Holidays P. Ltd

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