7 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary - 7 Days

  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group: 1 - 25 person
  • Max Altitude: 5,416m
  • Best Time Feb - May, Sep - Dec
  • Pick-up: Private Vehicle

Highlights

  • One of the most popular adventure trekking route.
  • Short and more enjoyable trekking destination.
  • A scenic long natural drive from Kathmandu to Chame.
  • Warmly welcomed by mountain peoples.
  • Excited culture of Gurung, Tibetan, Buddhist, and Hindu.
  • walk through the subtropical to the high alpine.
  • Beautiful villages of Pisang, Ngwal, Braga, and Manang.
  • Magafaction mountain views of Dhaulagiri I (7th), Manaslu (8th), Annapurna (10th), and many others peaks.
  • Crosses the world highest pass Thorong La 5416M.
  • Hindu and the Buddhist pilgrimage town of Muktinath.
  • Gorge valley Kali Gandaki.
  • A scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara.

About 7 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary

This classic adventure 7 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary one of the most grateful challenge treks to crosses the world highest pass Thorong La 5,416 meters as well as it's full of beautiful amazing natural landscapes with magnificent mountain scenery and unique traditional culture. We, Himalayan Frozen Adventure team designed professional this 7 days trek to Annapurna circuit for those trekkers who use a short holiday to get a lifetime experience of the popular route around the Annapurna region. The Annapurna circuit short trek 7 days begins from the subtropical to the high alpine desert with enjoying lovely mountain settlements of Tibetan and Gurung, this trek is one of the most beautiful trekking paths in Nepal so every season thousands of trekkers come to visit this delightful trekking. The most attraction of this 7 days Annapurna circuit trek by local ethnic pristine cultures village, colourful farmlands area, mesmerizes mountain passes, pilgrimage side of Buddhist and Hindu temples, Kali Gandaki deep gorges, and relaxing hot spring.

Excellent 7 Days Annapurna circuit trekking can be a bit difficulty so before going this trek you have to make your body most healthy and take some physical training. This Annapurna circuit short trek include to touching the edge of the fabled Tibetan plateau, ancient valley of Manang and Mustang, lap of the Himalayan massif, rural area local peoples diversified culture with lifestyle, and around fantastic natural landscapes with huge glaciers. The trail leads you through the dramatical villages of Gurung-Tibetan-Buddhist, a small monastery, narrow cobbled streets, and apple orchards, dense subtropical forests, paddy fields, arid cliffs, unforgatable a high mountain pass, and Marshyangdi with Kali Gandaki Valleys. The whole Annapurna circuit trek - 7 days offer surrounded mountain peaks of Mount Dhaulagiri 8167m, Manaslu 8163m, Annapurna 8091 ranges and 23 snowy peaks with amazing glacier and icefalls. You can also explore the Mustang Rainshadow and Himalayan zones of Nepal as well as crosses awesome waterfalls with river lakes. Therefore, this 7 days Annapurna circuit short trek package is the most perfect option for you.

Our 7 days Annapurna circuit trekking commences from Chame after a scenic long drive from Kathmandu, then you walk through dense forests to beautiful Himalaya villages with enjoying mountain scenery and local cultures. Likewise, following Marsyangdi River you cross the lovely villages of Pisang, Ngwal, Braga, and Manang. From Manang, Annapurna circuit trek 7 days trail leads you through the high alpine forest to Yak Kharka, Chuli leader, Thorang Phedi, High Camp, and Thorang La Pass. The pass provides delightful dramatically landscapes and magnification mountain scenery. Then  7 days Annapurna circuit trek route descends down to Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage town of Muktinath and takes a short drive to Jomsom. From Jomsom, you take a scenic flight to Pokhara and same day flight back to Kathmandu.

*If you have more days to trek around Annapurna circuit trek, then you can use this comfortable packages.

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Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake - 18 Days

Annapurna Circuit Trek - 14 Days

Annapurna Circuit Trek - 10 Days

Itinerary

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You wake up early in the morning and drive to Besisahar. It is going to be a long journey. During the drive, you get scenic views of lush green hills, rivers, dense forests, and small settlement areas. Upon reaching Besisahar, you take another local jeep drive to Chame. On the drive, you get to see beautiful views of lush green hills, rivers, terraced farms, and small villages. finally, 8 to 9 hours of drive you reach Chame, where you spend your night.
  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2670m
  • Chame

The trail ascends and descends crossing many rivers and scattered settlement areas. You ascend on a steep and narrow valley path enjoying Panungda Danda rock face, a huge 1,500 meters rock rising from a river. From here, you trek observing views of Annapurna II, Annapurna South, and Pisang Peak to reach Pisang village.

  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3310m
  • Pisang
You begin trekking following the Upper Pisang route. The trail ascends and leads you to Geru. During trekking, you get to see stunning views of Mt. Annapurna, Pisang Peak, and other surrounding mountains. The trail will soon get dry and cold as you will be approaching Manang.
  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3450m
  • Manang
After having breakfast at Manang, the trek head toward Yak Kharka. You cross the Manang Khola then ascent to Tenki village. Likewise, you walk through the Marshyangdi valley to Gunsan village, where you will get to see beautiful scenery and snow-capped mountain views. There you'll see some meadows full of yaks and horses grazing around, it's called Yak Kharka. Overnight stay at Yak Kharka Trekking lodge.
  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4040m
  • Yak kharka
After having breakfast, you walk through a small settlement and cross the suspension bridge, leaving a teahouse, then ascend an hour of a steep climb to reach Thorong Phedi, where you spend overnight.
  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4420m
  • high camp

Today is most excited and challenging part of this trek. Because you are going to cross the world highest pass Thorong La.Leaving Thorong Phedi, you will ascend on a steep path to reach the top of the Thorong La Pass. From the top, you witness the best views of the whole trek, likes; a panorama of majestic Himalayan peaks with huge glacier and an amazing sunrise. After exploring the Pass, The trail then descends to one of the holiest temples of Hindus and Buddhists, Muktinath. Then, you take a short scenic drive to Jomsom, where you stay overnight at trekking lodge.

  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2730m
  • Jomsom

Today, you will take a morning flight back to Pokhara after having breakfast. The flight offers breath-taking views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs. Upon landing at the airport, you head to the hotel. You can enjoy exploring the rest of the day. Or if you have not more day, then we flight a same day to Kathmandu. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you head to the hotel. Rest of the day of leisure for you to explore and do shopping. In the evening, you will have a farewell dinner with all the team members.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 1300m
  • Kathmandu

Notices

Himalayan Frozen Adventure will fully support your whole trip. Sometimes come these kinds of the problem; Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, and unexpected natural disasters. These conditions we make extra or rest day, which is not available in this itinerary but if you have time then it is possible to make more extra day at trekking. You have to pay a package for extra days.

Cost Details

  • Pickup and Drop from Airport - Hotel by private vehicle.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Teahouse/Lodges accommodation during the trek.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader.
  • 6 trekkers: 1 assistant guide).
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Guide and porter costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion).
  • Seasonal fresh fruits and Supplementary snacks.
  • Emergency rescue operation assistance in arranging in case of complex health conditions (funded by your Travel Insurance).
  • Himalayan frozen adventure bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take.
  • Annapurna region trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS).
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader).
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Farewell dinners.
  • Nepalese visa fee (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110).
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and/or Pokhara.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal trekking equipment for this trek.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Personal clothing and gear.
  • Tips for guide, porter, and driver.

Departures & Dates

Himalayan Frozen Adventure is a responsible travel company in Nepal. Our all dates are 100% guaranteed if there no political unrest and natural disaster then. Is there not any error then you can use this date it's better for your trip.  We try our best to ensure this information.

FAQs

Is Around Annapurna Circuit Trek Difficulty?
Yes, Around Annapurna Circuit Trek is Difficulty through the Tilicho Lake (4,919m) and Thorong La Pass (5,416 m). Around Annapurna Circuit Trek Difficulty is classified as moderate, who has good healthy fitness, perfect training, and already has done trek above 3000m, those trekkers can do easily this trek. 


Is it necessary to need travel Insurance for this trek?
The travel insurance will cover emergency evacuation as Helicopter rescue and the hospital charge. If you fell an accident and Acute mountain sickness then, at this condition, your travel insurance will immediately provide the helicopter. 


Electricity does available on Around Annapurna Circuit Trek?
Yes, electricity is available in the lower region of Annapurna trek, where you can get to charge your camera and mobile batteries, etc. But high elevation there has a solar system power so it's not enough for the charge. So we suggest you take some extra batteries for this Around Annapurna Circuit Trek.


Is possible to take my children to Around Annapurna Circuit Trek?
Of course, all of the age can do it but before goes trekking, you have to give hard training for your child.


Is possible to get a hot shower the trekking?
Yes, the hot shower is possible to get many lodges and teahouse but above the 4,000m is not available and not good for your health.


Can I found Wi-Fi through the trek?
Of course, Wi-Fi is available many lodges and teahouse, but you have to pay extra.


Is it safe for a solo female traveler?
Of course, the solo female traveler is fully safe, Himalayan frozen Adventure is responsible teams, who leading many solo trekkers through the Himalayan and made successfully.


How can I respect the culture?
During the trekking, we can get amazing Gurung and Magar culture, there we can see some notice, we have to follow that notice rule and regulation.


Is possible to get ATM through trek?
No, is not possible to get ATM and bank through the trek, so you have to takes Nepali money from Kathmandu.


Do I have to take sleeping bags on the trek?
Yes, is necessary to take sleeping bags on the trek because the lodges don't have enough blanket.


How high the Around Annapurna Circuit Trek?
Annapurna Circuit Trek elevation is (5,416m) above the sea level. 


Is Around Annapurna Circuit Trek permits necessary?
Yes, Annapurna Conservation Area Project(ACAP) permit and Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) permit is necessary for this trek.


How many hours I have to walk each day?
For this Annapurna Circuit Trek per day maximum of 6 hours and a minimum of 4 hours, you have to walk.


Is possible to make an extra day on the trek?
Yes, if you have time then the trekking is always flexible, you can easily add.


Without any trek can I do it? 
Yap, many trekkers success without any trek but you have to use 2 - 3 acclimatization days through the trekking. Himalayan Frozen Adventure recommend you before going to the Annapurna Circuit Trek, you have to need training. If any information needs about this Around Annapurna Circuit Trek please kindly contact us.


Booking trip can I do cancel?
Yes, you have the option to cancel this trip but there are some certain conditions:

  • If you cancel your trip before 60 days the full amount will be refunded
  • If you cancel your trip before 30 days the 30% amount will be refunded.
  • If you cancel your trip before 1 week the 5% amount will be refunded.

How to manage drink water through trekking?
The Annapurna region can get normal free tap water, for this water you have to use purification medicine. Bottled water or boiled water also available to buy at lodges and teahouse. Per day you have to drink about 4-6 liters water for your health.


Is possible to pick up me from the airport?
Yes, when you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport, our airport representative will wait for you at the airport, we will display a Himalayan Frozen Adventure with your group name signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our car.


Can I exchange my money in Nepal?
Of course, You can exchangers your money at the Airport, ATM, and money exchange by a better rate. And you can get enough Nepalese cash for your trek.


What do I have to carry on the trekking?
You have to carry the perfect size trekking bag where you can put your personal belongings item, snacks, sunscreen, water, camera,  gloves, hat, and jacket. Our porter will carry your 20 kg bigger packs.


Is possible to store my extra things in Kathmandu Hotel?
Yes, it's possible to store your extra things in Kathmandu Hotel, We have a safe place to store your luggage.


Can I get an experienced guide?
Of course, we'll provide an experienced guide, who has the deepest information about Himalayan Nepal, and government license holder English speaking guide. Our guide and porter are fully helpful and friendly and make your trip fantastic.


 

Useful Information

Annapurna Circuit Trek Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory to have to join an adventurous trip in the Himalayas. It is for your safety. The travel insurance must cover things like illness, medical emergencies, accidents, death, trip cancellation, and loss of personal baggage & items. All costs for Emergency Evacuation must be paid in cash in Nepal unless an insurance company has agreed to pay all the cost on your behalf. Make sure that your travel insurance covers activities in the Himalayas if you are participating in them.

*Note: Foreigners are not allowed to purchase an insurance policy in Nepal. So make sure to purchase good travel insurance in your country, and it is your responsibility to check whether your insurance policy is adequate or not.


Annapurna Circuit Trek Accommodation

Annapurna Circuit Trek accommodations are Lodge and Teahouse. Around Kathmandu and Pokhara, we can find a good facility with comfortable accommodation at the Hotel. The Annapurna Circuit Trek all accommodations are on the twin-shared basis. During the trek, Himalayan frozen Adventure will manage room with attached washrooms. In the teahouse, we have to share the toilet. Single room is available in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and the lower elevation trekking region but might be impossible to higher elevations.


Annapurna Circuit Trek Meals

At the Kathmandu and Pokhara have included only breakfast. During the Annapurna Circuit Trek, all meals will be provided. In the Annapurna region, we can enjoy Nepalese food with international cuisine like Tibetan, Continental, Indian, Tibetan, Italian, etc. Through the trek, we have breakfast/lunch at the teahouse and Dinner will be at the lodge. You can choices different kinds of breakfast, lunch, and dinner by the menu. 


Passport & Visa

A passport with at least six months of validity from the return date is mandatorily needed. You can get the Nepalese visa from the Nepalese Embassies or Consulate in your country. You can also get the Nepalese visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Do know that there are few countries that have to apply for the Nepalese visa from their own country. Obtaining your visa is entirely your responsibility.

While booking, make sure to put full and correct passport information so that we can get all the necessary permits, tickets, and pay fees on your behalf. If you do not provide the correct information when you make your booking, we will not be able to make the necessary bookings on your behalf and cannot be held responsible.


Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

AMS or altitude sickness is one of the main risks while traversing in the high altitude. The main region behind getting AMS is when the body doesn't adjust to the lower level, and the result can be deadly. So it is very important to take proper measures on time. Gaining altitude with constant pace and proper acclimatization days will help reduce the chances of getting AMS.

Similarly, you also have to keep yourself hydrated during the trek, therefore, drink enough water and avoid alcoholic drinks as it dehydrates the body. If you are planning to trek in one of the adventurous trails of Nepal then do keep above things in your mind.

Symptoms of altitude sickness

  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Shortness of breath with exertion

Preventive measures

  • Include an adequate number of rest days in the itinerary
  • Keep yourself hydrated
  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages
  • Do not gain more than 500 meters in a day
  • Try to spend the night in lower altitude
  • Acclimatize properly at a lower altitude
  • Inform your guide immediately if any of the symptoms you see
  • Do not push yourself

Annapurna Circuit Trek Best season

The climatic condition of Nepal differs from place to place depending upon geographical regions. One can have warm and hot wear in the terai whereas can observe the chilling arctic-like weather in the Himalayas. Nepal’s weather is influenced by a maritime and continental factor and has four different seasons, Autumn (September to November), followed by Winter (December to February), Spring (March to May), and finally, there is Summer/Monsoon (June to August).

The best time to go on an adventurous journey in the Himalayas is in Spring (March to May) and Autumn (mid-September to November). These are the best times to go on any treks and climbing trips because of stable weather and a moderate climate. There is only one place in Nepal, where you can go trekking in even monsoon (July to mid-September) and that is Upper Dolpo. This region lies in the rain shadow of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges and therefore does not receive rainfall in the monsoon.

Autumn (September To November)

Autumn (September-November) is one of the perfect seasons to trekking with hiking in Himalayan Nepal, so thousands of trekkers choose these months. In fact, September, October, and November months are will be full of excellent atmosphere as well as beauty, enjoys your journey with joy and beauty. The Autumn season provides reference weather with clear magnificent mountains. The temperature is good than another season. September-November is a great time to express your adventure in Himalayan Nepal. It will also be free from natural disasters such as floods and landslides these months. It's the most famous season to goes high altitude area of Himalayan. 

Winter (November To March)

Winter (November-March) is also possible to trek in Himalayan Nepal, the weather condition is stable and the days are clear. December, January and February are the cold months in Nepal. Days temperatures are cool but the nights are much cold. During the winter trek is risk winds and colder temperatures. Above 3,000m altitude being usually snowfall and freezing. If you are looking for wonderful scenery, let choose the lower elevation trek in Nepal.

Spring (March To May)

Spring (March-May) is the second famous trekking season in Himalayan Nepal. March, April, and May is also a great option to mountain climbing and high altitude trek. At spring morning weather condition will be clear, but the afternoon sky covered by the cloud, and sometimes can be rain. You can get to see beautiful flowers like jasmine, pine, and rhododendron with wild flora. During the Spring, lower altitude trek is mildly warm and above 3,000m quite a moderate temperature. This season also best to express your adventure in Nepal.

Summer (June To August)

In the summer season, the trekkers are less crowded in the Himalayan region will be less. June, July and August are the main raining season in Nepal which involves monsoon. Bad weather can hamper travel, maybe some problems during the journey due to heavy rain. Some travelers prefer to travel at this time as this is also not an emergency period. The weather is hot and almost everyday rains. This season is better for the tour to Tibet and in Himalayan Nepal like Mustang, Dolpo region, and Nar-Phu valley because these regions are in the rain-shadow.


Trekking Equipment

Trekking equipment is the essential material used during the trip to the Himalayas, which is used on a daily basis. Without trekking equipment, your trip may be unsuccessful so we request you please follow the list. If you have not time to buy in your country, so don't worry we can help to buy trekking equipment in Kathmandu. Himalayan Frozen Adventure Pvt.Ltd will make your precious time reference and entertainment.

Trekking Equipment Lists

HEAD

  • Headlight
  • Sun hat
  • Warm hat and scarf

FACE

  • Face wipes and towels
  • Sunscreen +40
  • Sunglass

Hands

  • Waterproof & Snowproof Gloves
  • Lightweight gloves

Body clothing

  • Sleeping bag
  • Down jackets
  • Sport hiking t-shirts, preferably quick-drying
  • Fleece jacket and sweaters
  • Poncho and rain jacket
  • Socks preferably cotton –mix
  • Lightweight cotton trekking pants with folding option

Lists of Footwear

  • Water/Snowproof Trekking Boots
  • Socks preferably cotton sports socks but take some extra pairs
  • Crampon (optional)

Essential gear

  • Day Backpack above the 30 L
  • Pack covers
  • Thermos Bottel- hard bottle that can be used for boiled drinking water

Water peals

  • Umbrella / Poncho
  • Walking pole if you need it
  • Thick Sleeping bag
  • Deodorant
  • Laundry soap
  • Antibacterial Gel
  • Toiletries
  • Toothbrush
  • Shampoo

Personal accessories

  • Cell phone
  • Watch
  • Camera
  • Money wallet with Money
  • Padlocks
  • Plastic bag
  • Sewing kit
  • Extra p photos and passport photocopies

First-aid Kit

  • Diamox (acetazolamide)
  • Lozenges
  • Elastic bandages
  • Moleskin
  • Cotton bandages and band-aids
  • Lancing needle
  • Antibiotic eye-drops
  • Thermometer
  • Sling
  • Paracetamol
  • Antiseptic antibacterial cream or solution
  • Painkillers
  • Anti-emetic for nausea (not at high altitude)
  • Loperamide to control diarrhea
  • Norfloxacin or Cipro to cure diarrhea, other infections
  • Oral rehydration salts

Himalayan Frozen Adventure Pvt. Ltd porter is available for (2 trekkers a porter) who will carry up to 20 kg at maximum; therefore, keep this in mind before you pack your bags!!!