Nov 10 - Nov 28, 2018  confirmed

Annapurna Circuit Classic Start from Besi Sahar and Classic finish via Poon Hill (19 days)
Annapurna Region, Nepal

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Difficulty: challenging

Private trek | 2 confirmed trekkers

Annapurna Circuit Classic Start from Besi Sahar and Classic finish via Poon Hill
$286 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$11.59 /day per person for guide
+ $10 per person for guide's insurance
+ $40 per person for permits
+ $15 for private trek surcharge

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

Included Services
  • Permits ACAP and TIMS Card
  • Guide Guide's wages, food, lodging, and insurance
Optional Services (Porter)
  • Porter Each porter may carry no more than 20 kg (44 lb). One porter is usually enough for 2 people's gear. Government required insurance covers the porter in case of an accident while on the trip.
    $20 per day per porter

    + $30 per porter for porter's insurance

Guide
Nirmala
Languages
English, Nepali
Ratings
great

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Currently 2 Trekkers
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Tania (Canada)

With 1 guest: Oliver (Canada)

While the new road offers the possibility of shortening this classic trek, it still provides one of the most diverse trekking experiences in Nepal. Starting at Chame, or the traditional starting point of Besi Sahar, the trail runs through lush forest and passes through villages to Manang. From Manang there is an option to take the spectacular side trip to Tilicho Lake, or continue directly over the Thorung La (5416 m) descending to the pilgrim town of Muktinath, a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists. From Muktinath, you have the option to take a jeep via the wide valley of lower Mustang to Jomson, where both flights and buses to Pokhara can be arranged, or trek via the traditional village of Kagbeni, gateway to upper Mustang. While the road has taken some of the charm out of this classic trek, the advantage is that a trip can be tailored around one’s interests and time constraints. Whether you do the epic full circuit from Besi Sahar to Ghorepani, or take off a bite sized chunk around the Thorung La, the Annapurna Circuit still has plenty to offer.

Side trip Classic Start from Besi Sahar: Before the road existed, trekkers would start their journey around Annapurna from the market town of Besi Sahar. This journey takes you from lush rice paddy clad hills to the ice and rock of the Thorung La. To experience the full range of Nepal’s diverse mountain ecology, begin your trek at this classic start point.

Side trip Classic finish via Poon Hill: For the satisfaction of doing the full Annapurna circuit, continue through the villages of lower Mustang and follow the rushing Gandaki River down from arid Mustang into the green middle hills. Finish the trek with a climb to the panoramic view point of Poon Hill and wave goodbye to the 8000 m peaks of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna.

Weather Conditions in November

Early November, along with late October, are the most popular times to trek in Nepal. Temperatures get cooler in November, but the skies get clearer and the chance of rain or snow interrupting your trek gets lower. At high altitudes, trekkers are rewarded with good views throughout the day.

At a glance
On average there are 1 day with precipitation in November. The highest point on the trek is Thorung La at 5416 m. During November, expect high temperatures of around -0.1°C (32°F) and lows down to -16.1°C (3°F) at Thorung La.

Annapurna Circuit Classic Start from Besi Sahar and Classic finish via Poon Hill
(Elevation Profile)

Itinerary
(19 days / 18 nights )
created by Tania (Canada)

Sat Nov 10 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.4°C (76°F) and lows of about 8.4°C (47°F) in November.

Kathmandu
Public bus from Kathmandu to Besi Sahar (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $6.00
Travel time: about 6 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Besi Sahar (800 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.6°C (82°F) and lows of about 11.6°C (53°F) in November.

Sun Nov 11 (day 2)

Bhulbhule (840 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.4°C (81°F) and lows of about 11.4°C (53°F) in November.

Mon Nov 12 (day 3)

Bahundanda (1270 m)

About 3-4 hours from Bhulbhule
Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.8°C (77°F) and lows of about 8.8°C (48°F) in November.

Bahundanda

Ghermu (1140 m)

About 2-3 hours from Bahundanda
Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.6°C (78°F) and lows of about 9.6°C (49°F) in November.

Syange (1080 m)

About a half hour from Ghermu or About 6-7 hours from Bhulbhule
Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.9°C (79°F) and lows of about 9.9°C (50°F) in November.

Syange

Jagat (1290 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.7°C (76°F) and lows of about 8.7°C (48°F) in November.

Tue Nov 13 (day 4)

Chamje (1410 m)

About 3-4 hours from Syange
Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.9°C (75°F) and lows of about 7.9°C (46°F) in November.

Chamje

Tal (1700 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.2°C (72°F) and lows of about 6.2°C (43°F) in November.

Tal

Dharapani (1960 m)

About 5-6 hours from Chamje
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.6°C (69°F) and lows of about 4.6°C (40°F) in November.

Dharapani
Wed Nov 14 (day 5)

Bagarchhap (2160 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.4°C (67°F) and lows of about 3.4°C (38°F) in November.

Chame (2710 m)

About 6-7 hours from Dharapani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.1°C (61°F) and lows of about 0.1°C (32°F) in November.

Chame
Thu Nov 15 (day 6)

Pisang (3240 m)

About 5-6 hours from Chame
Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.0°C (55°F) and lows of about -3.0°C (27°F) in November.

Pisang

Upper Pisang (3300 m)

About 20 min from Pisang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.6°C (55°F) and lows of about -3.4°C (26°F) in November.

Upper Pisang
Fri Nov 16 (day 7)

Ghyaru (3670 m)

About 2 hours from Upper Pisang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.4°C (51°F) and lows of about -5.6°C (22°F) in November.

Ghyaru

Ngawal (3650 m)

About 45 minutes
Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.5°C (51°F) and lows of about -5.5°C (22°F) in November.

Ngawal

Braka (3500 m)

About 45 minutes from Ngawal
Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.4°C (53°F) and lows of about -4.6°C (24°F) in November.

Braka

Manang (3540 m)

About 30 minutes from Braka. Acclimatization Day: options for day hike to Ice Lake or Milarepa's Cave
Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.2°C (52°F) and lows of about -4.8°C (23°F) in November.

Manang
Sat Nov 17 (day 8)

Manang (3540 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.2°C (52°F) and lows of about -4.8°C (23°F) in November.

Sun Nov 18 (day 9)

Yak Kharka (4020 m)

About 3.5-4 hours from Manang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.3°C (47°F) and lows of about -7.7°C (18°F) in November.

Yak Kharka
Mon Nov 19 (day 10)

Ledar (4230 m)

About 1 hour from Yak Kharkha
Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.0°C (45°F) and lows of about -9.0°C (16°F) in November.

Ledar

Thorung Phedi (4540 m)

About 1-3 hours from Letdar
Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.2°C (41°F) and lows of about -10.8°C (13°F) in November.

Thorung Phedi
Tue Nov 20 (day 11)

Thorung High Camp (4830 m)

About 1 hour from Thorung Phedi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 3.4°C (38°F) and lows of about -12.6°C (9°F) in November.

Thorung High Camp

Thorung La (5416 m)

About 3-6 hours from Thorong Phedi
Expect typical high termperatures of about -0.1°C (32°F) and lows of about -16.1°C (3°F) in November.

Thorung La

Muktinath (3800 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.6°C (49°F) and lows of about -6.4°C (20°F) in November.

Muktinath
Wed Nov 21 (day 12)

Kagbeni (2840 m)

From Muktinath, about 3-3.5 hours via Jharkot or 6 hours via Jhong.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.4°C (60°F) and lows of about -0.6°C (31°F) in November.

Kagbeni
Thu Nov 22 (day 13)

Marpha (2780 m)

About 4-4.5 hours from Kagbeni
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.7°C (60°F) and lows of about -0.3°C (31°F) in November.

Marpha
Fri Nov 23 (day 14)

Tukuche (2580 m)

From Marpha, about 5-6 hours via Chhairo and Chimang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.9°C (62°F) and lows of about 0.9°C (34°F) in November.

Tukuche

Larjung (2560 m)

About 1-1.5 hours from Tukuche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.0°C (63°F) and lows of about 1.0°C (34°F) in November.

Larjung

Lete (2480 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.5°C (64°F) and lows of about 1.5°C (35°F) in November.

Lete

Kalopani (2480 m)

About 2.5-3 hours from Larjung
Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.5°C (64°F) and lows of about 1.5°C (35°F) in November.

Kalopani
Sat Nov 24 (day 15)

Ghasa (2000 m)

About 2.5-3 hours from Kalopani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.4°C (69°F) and lows of about 4.4°C (40°F) in November.

Tatopani (1190 m)

About 6-7 hours from Ghasa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.3°C (78°F) and lows of about 9.3°C (49°F) in November.

Tatopani
Sun Nov 25 (day 16)

Ghorepani (2874 m)

About 6-8 hours from Tatopani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.2°C (59°F) and lows of about -0.8°C (31°F) in November.

Ghorepani
Mon Nov 26 (day 17)

Poon Hill (3210 m)

About 2 hours above Ghorepani, and an hour return
Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.1°C (56°F) and lows of about -2.9°C (27°F) in November.

Poon Hill

Tikhedunga (1525 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.3°C (74°F) and lows of about 7.3°C (45°F) in November.

Tue Nov 27 (day 18)

Naya Pul (1000 m)

About 7-9 hours from Ghorepani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 26.4°C (80°F) and lows of about 10.4°C (51°F) in November.

Public bus from Naya Pul to Pokhara (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $2.00
Travel time: about 2 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Pokhara (827 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.4°C (81°F) and lows of about 11.4°C (53°F) in November.

Pokhara
Wed Nov 28