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Annapurna Circuit

From £1649 for 22 days
Trip Overview
The Annapurna Circuit - rightly known as Nepal's classic trek - offers more variety than any other equivalent length trek, taking us through virtually every type of scenery that Nepal has to offer. There are superb views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri and an amazing variety of landscapes ranging from sub-tropical through alpine peaks to an arid semi-desert akin to Tibet. The climax of the trek is crossing the iconic Thorong La Pass (5416m). Based in teahouses throughout, we also get to spend time in villages inhabited by many of Nepal's different peoples, both Buddhist and Hindu.
Essential Info
Starts: Start Kathmandu.
Ends: End Kathmandu.
Ages: Min 16
Theme: Discovery, Walking
Trip Code: ETNQ
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Nepal
What's Included

Meals

Breakfast is included throughout the trip

Transport

4 nights standard hotels and 17 nights teahouses 18 days point-to-point walking with full porterage

Accommodation

Trip Highlights

•    One of the world's classic treks

•    Cross the formidable Thorong La pass

•    Chance to see the sunrise from Poon Hill

•    Dramatically changing scenery 

•    Time in Kathmandu and Pokhara

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 13th Dec 2019
Returning: 3rd Jan 2020
£1,649pp
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Departing: 16th Feb 2020
Returning: 8th Mar 2020
£1,449pp
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Departing: 5th Apr 2020
Returning: 26th Apr 2020
£1,699pp
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Departing: 11th Oct 2020
Returning: 1st Nov 2020
£1,699pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 25th Oct 2020
Returning: 15th Nov 2020
£1,699pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 1st Nov 2020
Returning: 22nd Nov 2020
£1,699pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 8th Nov 2020
Returning: 29th Nov 2020
£1,649pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 13th Dec 2020
Returning: 3rd Jan 2021
£1,699pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 21st Feb 2021
Returning: 14th Mar 2021
£1,699pp
Availability: Good
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Itinerary & Notes
Those on the group flight from London will arrive into Kathmandu in the evening and will be transferred to our hotel. Those not travelling with the group from London will meet us in the hotel. There will be a full trek briefing at the hotel tonight. *Hotel Royal Singi* (or similar)
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Reviews
       
This was the most wonderful trip. Words really can’t describe it. The Himalayas are awesome, the walking wonderful. Going over the tharong la pass was immensely challenging and we all made it. We saw wonderful sights, a baby vulture still with its white down, magnificent mountains, the sun rising over Poon hill, isolated villages where we were welcomed as we walked through, temples and monasteries. The food was freshly cooked throughout. The only down side was that some walking involved going along the road which is being build along the trek. If you’re thinking of going on this trek, I would recommend going sooner rather than later as this road continues to be built. It was lovely walking in the company of like minded people and we had a lot of laughs and supported each other throughout. Gun, our leader and his fellow guides could not have done more. They were kind, supported where needed, acted as nature leaders, made sure we had everything we needed. One final point. This is graded at a level 5 and it feels harder than that. We had 19 days walking, starting usually at 7.30am (usually up by 6.15-30 ..... Gum only let us have an extra 30 mins sleep after crossing the tharong la pass 😀😀) and finishing at 4-5. So in summary. Tough and extraordinarily wonderful !! Go for it.
       
A more varied trip than the Everest trips I have done. The whole trip was amazing - great group of trekers - great leadership - wonderful support staff - epic scenery. Every day brought something different - from rice fields to baron high mountain areas - from 25 degrees to minus 12 ! - from high mountain views to flat valley landscapes. So, so glad I did this trip
       
Delightful fellow trekkers, a brilliant leader, the smiling Nepalese and amazing scenery made this the trek of a lifetime. We had no rain and much of the time walked in brilliant sunshine, which really lifts the spirits when you are feeling a bit knackered. The team dynamic really works. We all got on and helped each other. Now consider myself a leading expert on veg. noodle soup, tomato soup( both home made, of course ) along with egg and veg noodles and apple pie ! It felt a real privilege to visit this very poor country and see how the very tough Nepalese live. It makes you realise just how very fortunate we are with all the amenities we take for granted, which in Nepal would be a luxury.
       
The annapurna circuit has been on my wish list for a long time and having finally got to do it, it did not disappoint! The scenery is fantastic and ever changing with something new to look at, at seemingly every corner.
       
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This trip was excellent-the first Himalayan experience, a highly thought-of trek through brilliant mountain and remote scenery in mostly ideal weather conditions with a great mix of fellow trekkers all led by a delightful knowledgable guide. The first week was spent trekking up the Marsyangaki River from to the remote high pass of the Thorong la then the circuit was completed by descending down the deep gorge of the Kala Gandaki surrounded by the high mountains of the Annapurna range. A euphoric feeling developed at the end of the circuit in Pokhara !
       
Fantastic trip. Great people, scenery, culture and views. Very well organised and was very well looked after by trip leader and whole exodus team.
       
A great holiday. Excellent leader, good group, great weather, excellent views, lovely locals.
       
Namaste! When we decided to book this trek we considered several things - costing, availability, timings and fitness level; and upon reflection, we chose the right trek at the right time - it was a fantastic experience. The trek itself is 18 days (with varying levels of distance) through a variety of scenery - from forests to valleys, from large villages to small hamlets - each day is unique and interesting with stunning views of the Himalayan mountains. You acclimatize slowly on gradual routes with a small group and guides: porters carry your large bag (exceptionally fast!) so you just have a day pack with you. As we trekked in December we hardly saw other trekkers on our route and this made for a more remote feeling: you are embedded in the local culture from the start and to the end. This will be a memorable trip for you.
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