May 27 - Jun 5, 2019  unconfirmed

This trip has been proposed but will not be confirmed with the guide until a payment has been made.

Annapurna Circuit (10 days)
Annapurna Region, Nepal

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Difficulty: challenging

Public trek | 1 interested and 0 confirmed trekkers

Annapurna Circuit
$436 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only

Price drops to $254 if 1 interested trekker joins this trek

Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$31.03 /day per person for guide
+ $30 per person for guide's insurance
+ $47 per person for guide's transport
+ $48 per person for permits

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

Included Services
  • Permits ACAP and TIMS Card
  • Guide Guide's wages, food, lodging, and insurance
  • Guide's Transport
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

Currently 1 Trekker
1 interested and 0 confirmed trekkers
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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.

Weather Conditions in May

May is the end of the ‘Spring Season’ when temperatures are more moderate and the pre-monsoon moisture increases the chance of precipitation as the month progresses. It can be hot and humid in the valleys at low elevations, so make sure you carry enough water. Like the rest of the spring, clear mornings typically give way to cloudy afternoons. At high altitudes, the precipitation can turn to snow, although at trekking elevations the accumulation does not usually get too deep. May is also the season when many 8000 m peaks are climbed so base camps of these mountains will be busy with activity.

At a glance
On average there are 12 days with precipitation in May. The highest point on the trek is Thorung La at 5416 m. During May, expect high temperatures of around 4.9°C (41°F) and lows down to -8.1°C (17°F) at Thorung La.

Annapurna Circuit
(Elevation Profile)

Itinerary
(10 days / 9 nights )
created by Martijn

Mon May 27 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 29.4°C (85°F) and lows of about 16.4°C (62°F) in May.

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 32.6°C (91°F) and lows of about 19.6°C (67°F) in May.

Tue May 28 (day 2)
Shared vehicle from Besi Sahar to Chame (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $30.00
Travel time: about 8 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Chame (2710 m)

From May through early October it is sometimes not possible to reach Chame by road due to landslides caused by rains. In that case you may have to start walking at an earlier point and the trek may take an extra day or two so make sure you plan accordingly, and pay your guide and porter for any extra days they work beyond the time you booked.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.1°C (70°F) and lows of about 8.1°C (47°F) in May.

Chame
Wed May 29 (day 3)

Pisang (3240 m)

About 5-6 hours from Chame
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.0°C (64°F) and lows of about 5.0°C (41°F) in May.

Pisang

Upper Pisang (3300 m)

About 20 min from Pisang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.6°C (64°F) and lows of about 4.6°C (40°F) in May.

Upper Pisang
Thu May 30 (day 4)

Ghyaru (3670 m)

About 2 hours from Upper Pisang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.4°C (60°F) and lows of about 2.4°C (36°F) in May.

Ghyaru

Ngawal (3650 m)

About 45 minutes
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.5°C (60°F) and lows of about 2.5°C (37°F) in May.

Ngawal

Braka (3500 m)

About 45 minutes from Ngawal
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.4°C (62°F) and lows of about 3.4°C (38°F) in May.

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 16.2°C (61°F) and lows of about 3.2°C (38°F) in May.

Manang
Fri May 31 (day 5)

Manang (3540 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.2°C (61°F) and lows of about 3.2°C (38°F) in May.

Sat Jun 1 (day 6)

Yak Kharka (4020 m)

About 3.5-4 hours from Manang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.3°C (56°F) and lows of about 3.3°C (38°F) in June.

Yak Kharka
Sun Jun 2 (day 7)

Ledar (4230 m)

About 1 hour from Yak Kharkha
Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.0°C (54°F) and lows of about 2.0°C (36°F) in June.

Ledar

Thorung Phedi (4540 m)

About 1-3 hours from Letdar
Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.2°C (50°F) and lows of about 0.2°C (32°F) in June.

Thorung Phedi
Mon Jun 3 (day 8)

Thorung High Camp (4830 m)

About 1 hour from Thorung Phedi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.4°C (47°F) and lows of about -1.6°C (29°F) in June.

Thorung High Camp

Thorung La (5416 m)

About 3-6 hours from Thorong Phedi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.9°C (41°F) and lows of about -5.1°C (23°F) in June.

Thorung La

Muktinath (3800 m)

About 3-5 hours from Thorong La
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.6°C (58°F) and lows of about 4.6°C (40°F) in June.

Muktinath
Tue Jun 4 (day 9)
Shared vehicle from Muktinath to Jomsom (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $8.00
Travel time: about 2 hours
Also possible to trek to Jomsom in about 6 hours.
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Jomsom (2760 m)

About 6 hours trekking or 1.5 hours in a jeep from Muktinath
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.8°C (69°F) and lows of about 10.8°C (51°F) in June.

Jomsom
Wed Jun 5 (day 10)
Public bus from Jomsom to Pokhara (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $18.00
Travel time: about 12 hours
You may have to change buses in Ghasa and/or Beni and possibly overnight in Beni.
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $117.00
Travel time: 30 minutes

Pokhara (827 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 32.4°C (90°F) and lows of about 22.4°C (72°F) in June.

Pokhara