Mar 27 - Apr 5, 2020  confirmed

Annapurna Circuit (10 days)
Annapurna Region, Nepal

Rating: | 9 reviews
Difficulty: challenging

Public trek | 2 confirmed trekkers

Annapurna Circuit
$204 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$11.84 /day per person for guide
+ $10 per person for guide's insurance
+ $15.67 per person for guide's transport
+ $10.83 per person for vat tax
+ $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
  • VAT Tax 13% Nepal Government Tax
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
    + $2.21 per day per porter for vat tax (porter)

Guide
Ang Tsering
Languages
English, Nepali, Hindi,Tibetan and Sherpa
Ratings
great
Currently 2 Trekkers
2 confirmed trekkers
confirmed
confirmed

Scott (United Kingdom)


Hired 1 porter

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 March

March is the start of the ‘Spring Season’ when temperatures begin to rise from their winter lows. By the end of March, temperatures are significantly warmer at lower elevations and hot air from the valleys tend to create clouds in the mountains during the afternoons. Mornings are generally clear, with the clearest weather coming just after sunrise. At high altitudes, while generally warmer than the previous months snow is still possible, and heavy snow storms in March are not unheard of. Mornings and nights are still cold.

At a glance
On average there are 4 days with precipitation in March. The highest point on the trek is Thorung La at 5416 m. During March, expect high temperatures of around 0.9°C (34°F) and lows down to -16.1°C (3°F) at Thorung La.

Annapurna Circuit
(Elevation Profile)

Itinerary
(10 days / 9 nights )
created by Scott (United Kingdom)

Fri Mar 27 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.4°C (78°F) and lows of about 8.4°C (47°F) in March.

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 28.6°C (83°F) and lows of about 11.6°C (53°F) in March.

Sat Mar 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 17.1°C (63°F) and lows of about 0.1°C (32°F) in March.

Chame
Sun Mar 29 (day 3)

Pisang (3240 m)

About 5-6 hours from Chame
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.0°C (57°F) and lows of about -3.0°C (27°F) in March.

Pisang

Upper Pisang (3300 m)

About 20 min from Pisang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.6°C (56°F) and lows of about -3.4°C (26°F) in March.

Upper Pisang
Mon Mar 30 (day 4)

Ghyaru (3670 m)

About 2 hours from Upper Pisang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.4°C (53°F) and lows of about -5.6°C (22°F) in March.

Ghyaru

Ngawal (3650 m)

About 45 minutes
Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.5°C (53°F) and lows of about -5.5°C (22°F) in March.

Ngawal

Braka (3500 m)

About 45 minutes from Ngawal
Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.4°C (54°F) and lows of about -4.6°C (24°F) in March.

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 12.2°C (54°F) and lows of about -4.8°C (23°F) in March.

Manang
Tue Mar 31 (day 5)

Manang (3540 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.2°C (54°F) and lows of about -4.8°C (23°F) in March.

Wed Apr 1 (day 6)

Yak Kharka (4020 m)

About 3.5-4 hours from Manang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.3°C (54°F) and lows of about -3.7°C (25°F) in April.

Yak Kharka
Thu Apr 2 (day 7)

Ledar (4230 m)

About 1 hour from Yak Kharkha
Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.0°C (52°F) and lows of about -5.0°C (23°F) in April.

Ledar

Thorung Phedi (4540 m)

About 1-3 hours from Letdar
Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.2°C (49°F) and lows of about -6.8°C (20°F) in April.

Thorung Phedi
Fri Apr 3 (day 8)

Thorung High Camp (4830 m)

About 1 hour from Thorung Phedi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.4°C (45°F) and lows of about -8.6°C (17°F) in April.

Thorung High Camp

Thorung La (5416 m)

About 3-6 hours from Thorong Phedi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 3.9°C (39°F) and lows of about -12.1°C (10°F) in April.

Thorung La

Muktinath (3800 m)

About 3-5 hours from Thorong La
Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.6°C (56°F) and lows of about -2.4°C (28°F) in April.

Muktinath
Sat Apr 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 19.8°C (68°F) and lows of about 3.8°C (39°F) in April.

Jomsom
Sun Apr 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 31.4°C (89°F) and lows of about 15.4°C (60°F) in April.

Pokhara