- 9 Days
Annapurna Circuit Trek is a world-class trekking route with the ancient valley of Manang, one of Nepal’s picturesque and adventurous trekking routes. The route runs behind the ring of majestic high peaks, including Hiun Chuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna l, Ganggapurna, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhre. The trail to this remarkable scene ascends the Annapurna foothills through forested hillsides, where you will get a taste of Nepal’s enchanting and grand vistas with a spectacular sunrise over the mountains. You will cross the high pass called the Thorong La (5416m) and then descend to Muktinath temple. Trek down to Muktinath with the setting of Hindu pilgrimage temples and Buddhist Monasteries. Muktinath is the famous and significant pilgrimage place for both Hindu and Buddhist and contains a wall of 108 waterspouts in the shape of a cow’s head pouring sacred water, the Jwala Mai temple with a perpetual spouting flame, and the pagoda-style Vishnu Mandir, all of which make up the auspicious combination of earth, fire, and water. The route goes further to Kagbeni from where the hidden kingdom of Mustang trekking starts.
The Annapurna Circuit Trek connects the ancient valley of Manang, one of Nepal’s most scenic and exciting trekking routes. Hiun Chuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gangapurna and Machhapuchhre are among the majestic high peaks that line the route.
The trail to this spectacular view ascends the Annapurna foothills through forested hillsides, giving you a taste of Nepal’s enchanting and grand vistas, culminating in a spectacular sunrise over the mountains.
You’ll ascend to Muktinath temple after crossing the high pass known as the Thorong La 5416m. Hike down to Muktinath, where Hindu pilgrimage temples and Buddhist monasteries can be found.
Muktinath is a well-known Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage site with a wall of 108 cow-shaped water spouts, the Jwala Mai temple with a perpetual spouting flame, and the pagoda-style Vishnu Mandir, all of which combine to create an auspicious combination of earth, fire, and water on the site.
The trail continues to Kagbeni, from where you can begin trekking in Mustang’s hidden kingdom. The Annapurna Circuit Trek is a hike in the Annapurna region that takes you around the entire Annapurna massifs.
The journey includes crossing Thorung La Pass 5416m, walking through the world’s deepest gorge Kaligandaki Gorge, watching the sunrise over the Himalayas from Poon Hill, visiting Muktinath temple (a major Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage site), and relaxing in the Tatopani hot springs.
We’ll be passing through rice paddy fields, subtropical forests, rural farmland, and glacial zones at altitudes ranging from 800m to 5416m. This trek will allow you to learn about the Tibetan way of life, which is prevalent in the Mustang valleys. Along with blue sheep, there’s a chance of seeing a snow leopard in Yak Kharka.
We’ll also make a pit stop at Tatopani, where you can cool off in the famous hot springs. This Annapurna Circuit Trek is designed for trekkers who want to take on challenging journeys in Nepal’s Himalayan region while taking in the varied scenery, geography, and climate zones.
Packing for Your Next Adventure: Everything You Need to Know
The key to having a good time in the mountains is to be organized and plan ahead. In addition to all of your training, ensuring that you have the appropriate equipment is an important aspect of preparing for your trip. Choosing the proper equipment will give you an extra comfort and safety boost, so you can be at your best while still enjoying yourself. It’s essential to have the right gear with you to get the most out of your trip. To help you better prepare for the mountain you will be climbing, we have provided a complete packing guide.
TREKKING GEAR LIST
|HEADWEAR & EYEWEAR||UPPER BODY|
|Sun Cap||Thermal Wear|
|Fleece Cap||Mid Weight Trek Top|
|Head Buff||Fleece Jacket|
|Neck Gaiter||Gore-Tex Jacket|
|Sun Glasses (UV Protection)||Down Jacket|
|LOWER BODY||PERSONAL EQUIPMENT|
|Thermal Wear||Down Sleeping Bag (-10°C to -20°C)|
|Trekking Pants||Headlamp (Rechargeable Batteries)|
|Mid Weight Trek Pants||Trekking Pole|
|TRAVEL NECESSITIES||HANDS AND FEET|
|Rucksack (45 – 55 Ltr)||Fleece Gloves|
|Day Pack (30 – 40 Ltr)||Wind Stopper Gloves|
|Duffle Bag (Optional)||Trekking Shoes|
|Valid Passport||Trekking Socks|
|PP Size Photo (2 Copies)||Flipflop|
|Insurance Paper||Gaiters (we notify you, if required)|
|MEDICAL||EATING & DRINKING|
|Brufen / Combiflam||Energy Bar / Snacks|
|Paracetamol & Antibiotics||Water Bottle|
|Handy Plast & Crepe Bandage||Thermos|
|Iodine Tincture||Water Filter (optional)|
|Lip Balm||Hand Disinfectant|
|Quick Dry Towel||Tooth Brush|
|Poncho / Umbrella||Shampoo|
Our training goal is to get you physically and mentally prepared to face the climb with more confidence. The climbing goal will be to perform consistently throughout the adventure. Fitness for mountaineering requires a high overall level of physical conditioning. Both cardiovascular and motor fitness are needed to climb at varying levels of intensity and to navigate challenging terrain, often while carrying a loaded pack and at high altitudes.
Training goals are critically important and allow you to perform better at higher altitudes and enjoy the entire adventure. We suggest that you examine the physical requirements of the climb you are approaching and work on your fitness in different levels. Click here to Learn more about Trip Grades and choose what’s best for you!
Establish a timeline for your training program and focus on specific conditioning for better results. Along with your workouts try and add hikes and climbs in the outdoors whenever possible to get more comfortable with different terrains. Sound fitness gained through a well-guided program is the only best way to ensure a safe and successful adventure.
Mountaineering Fitness and Training
It may also be helpful to break down your training timeline into a number of key phases. These are:
Phase 1 : Base physical fitness
The first phase of getting prepared for your climb is to focus on your base fitness. You should incorporate a fitness routine that focuses on both cardiovascular fitness and motor fitness training. For those who are not used to intense workouts this phase will help you to kickstart your training. Remember that consistency is the first most important factor in achieving any goal. Combine your basic fitness regimes along with running and stair climbing. You are now ready for outdoor adventures.
Phase 2 : Training specific for the climb
Once you have established your base physical fitness, you will need to train specifically for the climb. Depending on the difficulty and intensity of the climb, add advanced workout sessions combined with uphill training. Try and do the same fitness routines with some added loads. Strength training combined with cardiovascular and motor fitness will help with the overall conditioning. This will take your workouts to the next level and help gear up for the mountaineering challenge ahead.
Phase 3 : Outdoor Training
Nothing can replace training in the real outdoors. In the final phase of your training, you should be attempting climbs which are similar to the ones you are approaching. It is great to test your endurance outdoors. This gives you a great edge in preparing for conditions similar to the ones you will encounter during your expedition. It isn’t always possible to find similar terrains close to where you live, but it is best to find a hike as close to the climb as possible. This is the best way to test your climbing gears as well.
Training goals and timeline
Working out for at least 5 days in a week is the best way to get your body physically prepared for the climb ahead. Regular and consistent training always gives the best result and keeps you highly motivated. Make sure that you workout regularly and also give enough time for rest and recovery. Keep it balanced and have a properly planned fitness routine and never overdo exercises to the point of injury. While 2 to 3 months is a good amount of time to train, starting your training earlier allows more time to adjust and prepare.
Click here to learn more about Training for your Upcoming Climb and get ready for the adventure!
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|13 Sep, 2023||26 Sep, 2023||$ USD||Guaranteed||Book now|
For a trekking adventure in Nepal we can highly recommend Protrek Adventure. The organizing team is very friendly, helpful and professional. Dawa and Viji took great care of us and each responded to our needs within minutes, that was truly fantastic service – thank you so much!! Our guide Sandeep was also very competent, the 13 days on the Annapurna Circuit with him were perfect. We’ll be back soon! 🙂
Für ein Trekking Abenteuer in Nepal können wir Protrek Adventure sehr gut weiterempfehlen. Das Organisationsteam ist sehr freundlich, hilfsbereit und professionell. Dawa und Viji haben uns super betreut und jeweils innerhalb weniger Minuten auf unsere Bedürfnisse reagiert, das war wirklich ein fantastischer Service – herzlichen Dank!! Auch unser Guide Sandeep war sehr kompetent, die 13 Tage auf dem Annapurna Circuit mit ihm waren perfekt. We’ll be back soon! 🙂
Had a wonderful trek with team Protrek in the Annapurna Region. Great food, accomodations were high class, and the guides were knowledgable and experienced. Overall wonderful experience!
Very nice trekking agency. They perfectly organized for us trekking to Annapurna Base Camp in February 2020. They are open to participants’ ideas and suggestions, and there is a very friendly atmosphere during the trek. I would highly recommend 🙂
I’ve been on two trips with them so far, Annapurna circuit trek and Island peak expedition. If you are planning any high altitude or extreme adventure in the Himalayas, then Protek is the team to be with. They have the knowledge and power to keep you safe all the way to the summit…
Will be back next year with you guys for another climb! Cheers!
I highly recommend. We were with them in the winter at Annapurna Base Camp. Everything was well organized. Very cool people work there 🙂
We did the Annapurna base camp trek with Protrek Adventure. Our leader on this trip did a great job of making sure that everyone got what they wanted from the adventure. And their expertise were unsurpassed. Also, the accommodations and food far exceeded our expectations! Thanks guys:) Hope you join your team soon on another adventure.
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