Annapurna Circuit Trek

15 days 5 rating of 38
Annapurna Circuit Trek
us$653 per pax
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number of pax
1
$965 x 1 = $965
total $965
difficulty
Moderate
altitude
5461M mtrs
group size
1-15
meals
B+L+D
accomodation
Lodges
season
Sep-Nov/March-May

trip overview

Annapurna Circuit Trek has been starting in 1977 AD. After some years Annapurna circuit trekking has become a totally well-known hiking trail in Nepal. Annapurna circuit is the surroundings principal Himalayas range to the dry Tibet-like trans-Himalaya 5416mtrs Thorong la pass. Annapurna circuit trek, after the Jomsom a river economic institution following the dramatic Kali Gandaki valley. This trek is known as the round Annapurna trek.

This  trek is the main trekking trail in Annapurna which means Manaslu trekking also joins here and the Narphu valley trek goes through this trail.

Annapurna Circuit Trek starts from Besi Sahar passing via rice vicinity, Gurung, Tamang, and one-of-a-kind caste settlement. And further to many villages Bahundanda, Tal, Chame, passing, and manage following the Marsyangdhi River. After the throng la passes 5416mtrs from Manang to Muktinath 3710m. Nepal is called “pilgrims’ excursion”) into the dramatic wilderness like Tibet china environment of the top Kali Gandaki valley. The strolls cross picturesque villages place of beginning of Gurung/manage and Thakali, provide lovely mountains perspectives of the several above the 7000m and Annapurna snow peaks similar to notable warm spring in Tatopani chosen up for prolonged days trek and boats a number of the quality trekkers tourist residence in Nepal.

Spherical Annapurna circuit trek is shorting the trekking days because of building street from Muktinath to Pokhara and alongside the hiking path there may be dusty 4-wheel jeeps, bus and motorcycle website traffic but some part nonetheless left we are able to take a look at that antique course as well. Annapurna round trek is the busiest and maximum well-known trekking region in the Annapurna region.

Highlights Annapurna Circuit Trek

  • Well known trekking trail and surrounding Himalayas range in Nepal.
  • Annapurna circuit trek elevation star from Bulbule 840M to 5416M Thorong La Pass.
  • During the trek, you will know about Gurung, Lama, Thakali, and Magar Culture as well as their Living style.
  • Rest day in Manang 3500M, Can explore Gangapurna Lake 3540, 100 Rupees Lama 3800M, Milarepa Cave 4150M, Ice Lake 4610M.
  • Walking through the green valley on right Mt. Manaslu, Larkya Peak, Himlung Himal, Pisang Peak, Chulu East, and West, On Left Annapurna II, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak and Thorong La Peak.
  • Famous Muktinath Temple of Buddhist and Hindus Pilgrims.
  • Kali Gandaki River is the deepest gorge in the world and it is known for Shaligram fossils, revered as one of five non-living forms of Lord Vishnu.
  • Natural Hot Spring in Tatopani overnight.
  • Best View Point Poon Hill Ghorepani in Annapurna.
  • Valley tour, Zip flyer, Paragliding, Avia club, and ABC Heli Tour from beautiful city Pokhara.

itinerary

Day00:

Arrival in Kathmandu Nepal Airport 1350M/ 30 Min.

Welcome to Himalayas Nepal! We pick up you from Tribhuvan International Airport and drop to your hotel where you had booked. After resting some hours and we will brief about our Annapurna Circuit Trek.

Itinerary Meal: BLD
Accommodation: Lodges
Walking / Driving: Driving

Day01:

Drive from Kathmandu to Bulbule 840M/ 6-7 hours.

Taking a local Bus/Private jeep to Besisahar-Bulbule depends on which time you prefer. Kathmandu to Besisahar along the high way follow Himalaya rafting river Trisuli and cross Trisuli River in Muglin and follow the Marshyangdi River passing several Gurung, Magar and other villages to reach District Head Quarter of Lamjung called Besisahar. After the Besisahar there are two options by foot or drive if you drive around 40m and by walk, two hours cross the Marshyangdi River through Belauti Bisauni (village way) and walk up to Bulbule viewing of Himalchuli, Manaslu, and another snow peak along with the Annapurna range of Nepal overnight at lodge.

Itinerary Meal: BLD
Accommodation: Lodges
Walking / Driving: Driving

Day02:

Bulbule - Bahun Danda to Ghermu Phant 1170M/5-6 hours.

After breakfast walk through villages and roads, and continue to the east bank of the Marshyangdi River and will reach Ngadi after uphill to Brahmin settlement of Bahun danda 1270 meters hill time for good lunch. Having lunch tail drop down to Lili Bhir and then follows an exposed trail hidden by thick vegetation. Ghermu Phant 1170M has a high waterfall view overnight at the lodge.

Itinerary Meal: BLD
Accommodation: Lodges
Walking / Driving: Walking

Day03:

Ghermu - Chamje to Tal 1700m/5-6 hours.

After having breakfast in Ghermu trekking trail goes downhill to Syange and crosses to the west bank of the Marshyangdi River on a suspension bridge and then uphill steeply and crosses the cliff face to the stone village of Jagat. The trail descends before climbing through the forest to Chamje 140M. The rocky trail crosses Marshyangdi Khola again and then follows the valley steadily uphill to settle then trek to Tal 1700mtrs. The valley has been filled by ancient landslides and the river meanders through the fertile flat land before disappearing under some huge boulders. Tal is the first village of Manang District and also the gateway of Manang.

Itinerary Meal: BLD
Accommodation: Lodges
Walking / Driving: Walking

Day04:

Tal - Dharapani - Timang 2400m/5-6 hours.

This day starts crossing the Marshyangdi suspension bridge to Karte such a way Dharapani, Bagarchhap 1960M and reaches Danque 2300M which is marked by stone entrance Chorten and typical of the Tibetan influence village. In 1995 landslides swapped houses as well as two lodges in this area and this is quite a long day compared to others. After the Danaque 500m climb up to Timang village from where you can see an awesome view of can see some of the most sensational views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, and Mout Manaslu on right.

Itinerary Meal: BLD
Accommodation: Lodges
Walking / Driving: Walking

Day05:

Timang to Chame, Manang Head Quarter 2670m/3-4 hours.

Having breakfast with a good view of Mt. Manaslu then passing through the pine forest of traditional village Thanchock to Koto-like a Nepali flat and reach in District headquarter of Manang District, Chame overnight at the lodge.

Itinerary Meal: BLD
Accommodation: Lodges
Walking / Driving: Walking

Day06:

Chame - Dikur Pokhari to Pisang 3245M/5-6hours.

The trail runs through a dense forest a narrow valley and crosses to the south bank of Marshyanngdi Khola at 3038 meters which will bring us to a dramatic curved rock face, rising 1500 meters from the river. The way passing through Teluk, Breathing, and trail goes uphill to the famous lunch spot Dhukure Pokhari (Dove Lake) and we find ourselves in the U-shaped valley of Manang hanging between giant snow peaks after walking through these wonderful sites we reach the beautiful village Pisang 3213mtrs overnight at lodge.

Itinerary Meal: BLD
Accommodation: Lodges
Walking / Driving: Walking

Day07:

Pisang -Ghyaru - Ngawal to Manang 3540M/6-7 hours.

If you spent a night in lower Pisang there are two ways one is following the Marshyangdi Khola and one is crossing the Khola but that trail met up again at Mungji. The lower way passes through the pine forest, Manang valley as well as Humde airport where they make a flight twice a week, and the route through Upper Pisang via Gyaru, Ngawal, and the view is outstanding. The panoramic views of mountains peaks, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna, Pisang Peak and other massifs. The trail continues from Mungji past unique village Gompa of Braga village 3470mtrs nearby Manang 3540mtrs overnight at lodge.

Itinerary Meal: BLD
Accommodation: Lodges
Walking / Driving: Walking

Day08:

Manang: Acclimatization Day

It is very important to spend a day acclimatizing in Manang before pushing on to the Thorong La 5416mtrs.

(Optional explore)
– 100 rupees Lama (Monk), if you go there, you should donate 100 rupees so we say that and taking blesses from lama as well as have a cup of sweet tea. Which is around 300mtrs from your hotel and it takes around an hour and rest of the time hanging around the village watching Movie.

– front of Manang where Gangapurna lake is and walk up to near the glacier and rest of the time chill out or save energy to push Thorong La 5416mtrs.

– Milarepa Cave, which before the Manang if you would like to go there you should back to Braga and crossing river and climb uphill to near the Annapurna III, it takes around 2 to 3 hours.

-Ice Lake is also a day to explore which is quite far compared to another one it takes 5 to 6 hours both ways but you should take a packed lunch and overnight at Manang.

 

Itinerary Meal: BLD
Accommodation: Lodges
Walking / Driving: Walking

Day09:

Manang to Yak Kharka/Chauri Lader 4095M/3-4 Hours.

The trail uphill to Tanki village from Manang and steadily through Ghungsang leaving the Marshyangdi valley and continuing along the jar sang Khola valley and this valley northward, passing a few pastures, a scrub of juniper trees. A cluster of flat mud roofs just below the trailhead it goes through meadows where horses and yak’s graze. After crossing a small river on a wooden bridge, the trail passes an ancient old Mani wall in a pleasant meadow and then reaches another small village of Yak Kharka. If you hiding in Chauri Lader a little further from Yak Kharka, uphill take an hour to Chauri Lader overnight at the lodge.

 

Itinerary Meal: BLD
Accommodation: Lodges
Walking / Driving: Walking

Day10:

Chauri Lader to Thorong Phedi 4550M/3-4 Hours.

This is the last camp before crossing the Thorong La Pass, the way following yak grazing ground along the Nepali flat then down to Jarsang Khola, Crossing a Jarsang Khola 20 minutes way up to Durali Tea shop for best rest as well as good tea all the way straight to Phedi and will be their lunchtime after lunch we can hike up to Thorong High Camp for acclimatization and back to Phedi overnight at Thorong Phedi 4550mtrs lodge with delicious food and variety of Bakery items.

Itinerary Meal: BLD
Accommodation: Lodges
Walking / Driving: Walking

Day11:

Thorong Phedi to Muktinath 3710Mvia Thorong Pass 5416M/7-8 hours.

This is the last night in Manang District. Phedi means “Food of the Hill” and the last day of hard work as well as a long day too. This morning we have to start early in the morning due to a long day I mean to climb 850 meters up and 1700 meters down to the day camp. The way is steadily up to Thorong High Camp around 40-50 minutes and such a way walk to Tea shop between Thorong Top and High Camp. After half an hour will summit the top of Thorong-La Pass 5416 mtrs. It takes 3-4 hours to climb up to pass, marked by Chortens and prayer flags. The effort is worthwhile the view from the top Thorong-La Mt.Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak, and Dhampus Peak along the great barrier to the barren Kali Gandaki valley is magnificent from Thorong Top. On the way down to Muktinath, we can see old and popular pilgrims’ pace surrounded by white walls overnight at Muktinath 3710 mtrs.

Itinerary Meal: BLD
Accommodation: Lodges
Walking / Driving: Walking

Day12:

Muktinath to Tatopani 1200m/7-8hours.

The day has three optional routes from Muktinath to Tatopani or Pokhara, we mean if you take a short route flight from Jomsom to Pokhara and walk through the Tatopani it takes 3 days Marpha, Ghasa, and Tatopani, and this itinerary is driving by jeep or Bus following through the Kali Gandaki River Bank, Capital city of Apple in Thakali villages as well as Deepest Gorge in the world. Tatopani means Hot water which is a very good natural hot spring so you can fully enjoy sitting in the pool and drinking cold or hot drinks over at night.

Itinerary Meal: BLD
Accommodation: Lodges
Walking / Driving: Driving

Day13:

Tatopani - Ghara to Ghorepani 2850 /6-7hours.

After spending a wonderful day at a hot spring, we trek down before crossing a suspension bridge over the Kaligandaki river, the path leads by the Burung Khola for a while just arriving at the junction of the two trails, the other wide path follows the river all the way to Beni. We divert from here taking the left uphill climb, the first of the climb is quite steep to the top of Batase Danda and continue with farms, Ghara, and Sikha villages. The Shikha is a place to have lunch.

After having lunch walking through the Magar villages of Phalate and Chitre and the terraced fields walking in the dense rhododendron and pine forest this day will be quite hard. Finally, we will reach Ghorepani from where we can see the paradise of the Rhododendron flower when it is blooming and a fantastic view of many mountains.

Day14:

Ghorepani - Poon Hill - Tikhedunga to Pokhara 800M/6-7 Hours.

An early in the morning hike up to Poon Hill 3210mtrs/40-50m to see the sunrise with an awesome view of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Himchuli, and between those mountains we can see Annapurna I too and Fishtail as well as Lamjung and Himal range. Poon Hill men’s Poon is a caste of local people and Hill is made by those Poon people that way this tower is called Poon Hill. After a view of the mountains hike to Ghorepani to have Breakfast and trek descending all the way to Tikhedunga and some part is flat trail then you will reach Nayapul then after that, you can catch a private or public vehicle then overnight at Pokhara.

Itinerary Meal: BLD
Accommodation: Lodges
Walking / Driving: Walking

Day15:

Pokhara to Kathmandu 6-7 hours by Drive.

From Pokhara to Kathmandu there are different services we provide a choice of clients like a tourist bus. Your choice is always well come which way you prefer to take and this night we offer you a farewell dinner.

Note: We organize a short trek of Annapurna Circuit Trek starting from BESISAHAR and fly out from Jomsom as our valued clients’ holiday time.

Itinerary Meal: B
Walking / Driving: Driving

what's included

  • International airport picks up and drops service
  • Bus Ticket from Kathmandu to Bulbule.
  • Ground Transportation along the trek.
  • Ulleri to Pokhara by sharing.
  • Tourist Bus ticket Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • Drop at Hotel in Kathmandu by car.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner along the trek).
  • Lodge accommodation on the trek is normal.
  • An experienced guide (including his salary, equipment, air ticket, insurance, transportation, lodging, and food)
  • Equipment; Down Jacket, Sleeping Bag.
  • Legal Documents (ACAP permit and TIMS card).
  • All Gov VAT.
  • Trekking and city map.
  • Duffle bag if needed.
  • First aid medical box.
  • Some fresh and dry fruits along the trek.
  • Token of love from the company.
  • Farewell lunch or dinner as a suitable time.

what's excluded

  • Extra night accommodation and food in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Travel insurance in cases along the trek.
  • Porter service if you need it, we are happy to organize.
  • Cold drinks such as; Coke, Mineral Water, Beer, etc.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, bar bill, telephone, extra helper, battery charge, shower, and boiled water).
  • Tips are expected.

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review

Heather and Hillary Heather and HillaryUnited States 5

Annapurna Circuit Trek – 2022

Thank You Himalaya Guide Nepal for an Epic AMAZING Adventure♥️ My daughter Hillary and I booked the Annapurna Trek a couple of years ago but due to the Covid pandemic we were not able to go. I kept in touch with owner Chandra via emails and WhatsApp and had no issues with finally being able to complete the trek in October 2022! Communication with Chandra was always easy. He answered my many questions and arranged the perfect trek for us. It was great to finally meet Chandra in person at his office in Thamel, Nepal! I requested Salman as our guide because some other folks in Colorado had recommended him. Chandra honored the request and Salman was great! He was so kind and knowledgeable…and happy! You could tell he loves what he does. We ran into unexpected snow over Thorong La Pass and Salman gave me his crampons to use!! Our porter was Prabin and he was the best!! He and Salman were friends and were always talking and laughing. We couldn’t have asked for a better team. Thank you so much for an adventure we will never forget! Heather

Peter Bent Peter BentUSA 5

Great Trek Experience with Himalaya Guide, Chandra is an expert trek operator. But he’s highly knowledgeable about the landscape and cultures of Nepal, and I learned a lot from him. So, it was also informative in talking with him about current events and politics in Nepal. I would recommend Chandra to anyone who is planning a trek in Nepal. They are organizing Trekking, Peak Climbing, Tours, Hiking, Jungle Safari, River Rafting and many more trip as your interest in Nepal.

Benjamin BenjaminUSA 5

Great Annapurna Trek with Ramesh. And we had an amazing tour with Ramesh our guide. Because he was charming, friendly, helpful, and funny. The Annapurna circuit was amazing. We would definitely recommend going, and we’d recommend going with the Himalaya Guide Nepal team. So, we had a great experience.

Simon Alexander Robertson Simon Alexander RobertsonUnited Kingdom 5

Amazing Trekking Experience, I would highly recommend this Himalaya Guide Nepal Pvt. Ltd. company. Because fantastic planning, great route Manaslu two passes trek and helped facilitate a great trip. So, Extremely helpful and part of the best holiday of my life.

Dr. Steve Creamer Dr. Steve CreamerUSA 5

Amazing experience in 2018. Chandra (Himalaya Guide Nepal Pvt. Ltd. trip organizer), Dinesh, and “the boys” were awesome. Chandra worked with us for months prior to the trip to make sure all our questions were answered. And everything is properly arranged. On the Annapurna circuit trip, we couldn’t have been happier with our guide and porters. I had a lot of enjoy to see Annapurna Massif from Manang village.

They did a tremendous amount of work carrying our bags and making sure our needs were met and they always had a smile on their face. I truly can’t imagine a better crew. Thanks for making our trip a memory of a lifetime.

Tony Lee Tony LeeUSA 5

Annapurna Trek 2018. If this is your first time trekking in Nepal then I would highly recommend going with Himalaya Guide Nepal. Chandra was able to plan, and organize our trip, meet our expectations/goals and provide outstanding service for his team. Our guide, Dinesh is a very knowledgeable, friendly, and experienced trekking guide.

He will make sure that everyone is happy. Taking breaks when needed, providing a daily brief on what to expect for the day, staying on schedule or adjusting when needed/recommended. And will do his best to get you what you need. I will definitely go with them again for another trekking trip to Nepal.

Charlotte H Charlotte HUSA 5

Great Trek, We completed the Annapurna Circuit trek, our guide Ramesh (Chandra’s brother) was great. And he made sure we had the best room in the tea houses with the views of the mountains!

Had a fun 15 days trek with no stress, all organized well by Chandra and his crew! Great Trek. So, we completed the Annapurna Circuit trek. And our guide Ramesh (Chandra’s brother) was great. Because he made sure we had the best room in the tea houses, with the views of the mountains in Nepal!

Christopher Skyner Christopher SkynerUK 5

Great Trekking Experience, In 2006 I met Chandra Gurung. And back then he was working as a trekking guide around the Himalayas. But he is now a good friend of mine and we completed the Annapurna circuit trek. 7 years on and he is starting his own trekking company working out of Kathmandu in Nepal. Please hit this man up if you are after an adventure. He has an amazing soul and great knowledge of his homeland.

Dr. David Brown Dr. David BrownUSA 5

Trip of a lifetime 2018, OUTSTANDING SERVICE. We chose an Annapurna Circuit Trek itinerary. But which we adjusted through innumerable emails, to our groups’ skill level (six of us, ages 19 – 72), time constraints and expectations. The prompt email replies to all our inquiries put our minds at ease during our 8-month planning process. Our agreed-upon plan was executed professionally and impeccably by the knowledgeable and amiable Chandra, his staff, guide (Dinesh) and porters “the boys”.

They made us feel welcome and cared for from the moment. And we greeted at the airport until our departure from Nepal. But the personal attention and smiles on their faces along the way were so special. They could not do enough for us. They truly love Nepal and want to share it. I wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone visiting Nepal. I will be back someday for a different adventure and will use the outstanding and reliable services of Himalaya Guide Nepal Pvt. Ltd.

Matthew Bonello Matthew BonelloMatta 5

12 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek, Great with Chandra & Ramesh of Himalaya Guide Nepal. Despite heavy rains at the start and finish of my holiday (went in early September). I had a great time with my guide, Ramesh. Well-prepared and knowledgeable Ramesh made my trip as smooth as possible. And I would have no difficulty suggesting him to anyone seeking to go on a telling holiday in Nepal!12 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek. Great with Chandra & Ramesh of Himalaya Guide Nepal. Despite heavy rains at the start and finish of my holiday (went in early September), I had a great time with my guide, Ramesh.12 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek, Great with Chandra & Ramesh of Himalaya Guide Nepal. Despite heavy rains at the start and finish of my holiday (went in early September), I had a great time with my guide, Ramesh.

Chandler Condon Chandler CondonDenver, Colorado USA 5

Stellar Annapurna Circuit Trek. My friends and I just completed the Annapurna Circuit trek in two weeks with our guide and new friend, Salman Gurung. It was such a great decision to work with Himalaya Guide Nepal. Our experience was stress-free and smooth. First off, Chandra, the company owner, was very professional and attentive/flexible to last-minute changes and issues. Everything scheduled and ready to go for us when we arrived in Kathmandu. Second and very importantly, Salman was the best guide EVER!

He was so knowledgeable of the peaks, towns, and trails. It was intuitive when we needed something even when we didn’t know we needed it (water, breaks, snickers, etc.). He was so kind and hospitable to us. We are beyond grateful for this experience and the connections made with Himalaya Guide Nepal. Stellar Annapurna Circuit Trek. My friends and I just completed the Annapurna Circuit trek in two weeks with our guide and new friend, Salman Gurung. And it was such a great decision to work with Himalaya Guide Nepal

David Raul Cuellar David Raul CuellarColorado USA 5

Amazing Annapurna Circuit Trek. My two friends and I just completed an amazing two and a half week trek with the amazing Salman Gurung as our guide! He took such good care of us throughout the entirety of the trek with no problems at all. It was a blessing to be able to focus on the trek itself and the beauty of all the places we went without having to worry about any logistics whatsoever! We always felt safe and secure and happy with Salman, so much so that we nicknamed him Salman The Great! We are forever grateful for our unforgettable experience with Salman! Thank you so much!!

Jane Roberts Jane RobertsNew Zealand 5

16 days Annapurna Circuit Trek. We happened to organize our trek of the 16 days Annapurna Circuit trek with Himalaya Guide Nepal Pvt Ltd completely by accident and now marvel at how fortuitous this was. All our dealings with Chandra Gurung (owner-manager) have been excellent, to say the least. We easily arranged all the details of the trek by email before we left New Zealand.

Chandra and his brother (Dinesh) met us at the airport, late at night. And provided transport to our hotel (Thamel Grand Hotel) in Kathmandu. After spending a day making sure we had all the right gear etc. So, the next day we took a bus to Bulbule, 8th Oct, and from here we started the trek. Chandra’s cousin Salman was our guide and his younger brother, Ramesh, our helper.

All accommodations, meals, and hot drinks are included in the overall price. The scenery was spectacular beyond belief, and the tracks in good repair with no earthquake damage evident. But Salman ensured our safety and always took the time to make sure all our needs were met to the best of his ability. But Ramesh carried our packs tirelessly, always with a smile and never a word of complaint.

On our return to Kathmandu Chandra invited us to his apartment for a farewell dinner – local Nepali food which was delicious. So, we felt this was an especially nice way to finish our trek. Our 2 daughters are planning a trip to Nepal next year and I have no hesitation in recommending Himalaya Guide Nepal to them (or anyone else for that matter). Chandra and his team provide an excellent all-round service.

Menios Constantinou Menios ConstantinouAustralia 5

Trek in the Annapurna Region, In my travels, over the years. I have come in contact with many Tour and trekking guides. Whether you’re a potential employer or a tourist/ traveler. I have no hesitation recommending Chandra Gurung as a guide or trip organizer. His knowledge of the Nepali Himalayas and the low-lying regions is as impressive as his willingness to please. He’s flexible and reasonable and has a real knack for knowing what makes people tick.

Trek in the Annapurna Region, Chandra has remained a friend since I met him in 2010. I did a 26-day trek with him around the Annapurna range. And side trips to Mustang and elsewhere, and also to the Annapurna Sanctuary. I could not recommend a better guide for those trips. I also visited his family’s village, Chalish. Which I count as one of my most memorable travel experiences. Chandra has a long list of contacts in regional Nepal through his standing in the Gurung community. He’s an outstanding ambassador for Gurungs and Nepalis in general.

Chris Milnes Chris MilnesUK 5

I first met Chandra in January 2005, when he acted as a guide for a friend and me during the Annapurna circuit trek in 2005. His knowledge, mountain skills, and professionalism ensured. We had an absolutely amazing time and always felt safe despite the difficult conditions.

We kept in regular contact and I used Chandra as a trekking guide again in 2010, when I returned to Nepal. Even after the trek finish. He was more than willing to show me some of the less tourist areas of Kathmandu free of charge. That’s the kind of guy he is. I would thoroughly recommend him to anyone looking for an educational, reliable and reasonably priced guide in Nepal.

Amanda and Lucy Roberts Amanda and Lucy RobertsNew Zealand 5

Best Trekking Company, We had the fortune of my parents using Himalaya Guide Nepal. And doing the Annapurna circuit in October 2015. They spoke so highly of Chandra and their guide (Salman) and porter (Ramesh). That I couldn’t go and experience this myself. So in April 2016 my sister and I embarked on the same journey.

Best Trekking Company, They took such amazing care and consideration of us. We both fell ill at stages during the trip and they went above. And beyond to help and make us comfortable and safe. I strongly recommend using this company. It was obvious during our trek that our guide service was far superior to the others. We met along the way. They take such good care and made the trip so much more enjoyable. There are some Trekkers who don’t use guides – but they were constantly asking our guide/porter for directions and assistance which I don’t feel is fair. They provide an amazing service and should be compensated. When we arrived back in Kathmandu after the trek. We were again greeted by Chandra and taken back to the hotel and presented with a token of love medals to keep with the Annapurna circuit details.

I am already looking at coming back next year to do the Everest base camp and would only use Himalaya Guide Nepal Pvt. Ltd. I hope this review was helpful to others, one thing I would recommend with the Annapurna circuit is don’t miss poon hill this is very cool. Also if you’re a keen Trekker consider adding an extra two days to include Lake Tilicho (from Manang) – Chandra is very helpful to discuss with him before you come and he will sort.

We highly recommend this company for anyone thinking of going in the future for your holiday in Nepal.

Doug Roberts Doug RobertsNew Zealand 5

Excellent 2015, Trekking the Annapurna circuit has been my ‘bucket list’ for a number of years. I don`t really know why other than the beauty of the Himalayas and a challenge of a long walk at attitude over a number of days to experience this. It was a challenge when planning the trip we wanted to have a guide and helper, hence we started searching as the interest and we care up with the above.

They have proved to be outstanding in their organization. And the guide and helper chose exceptionally. The boys were friendly, helpful and careful of safety. But most of all they were fun to be with. I can absolutely recommend (Himalaya Guide Nepal Pvt Ltd.) this firm and guaranteed that. They will deliver a wonderful experience. Trekking the Annapurna circuit has been my ‘bucket list’ for a number of years. I don`t really know why other than the beauty of the Himalayas. And a challenge of a long walk at attitude over a number of days to experience this.

Filip Vanjaka Filip VanjakaCanada 5

What a trip! 
Annapurna Circuit 2018, Great weather, breathtaking views, and a friendly and helpful guide, what more can one ask for?
My luggage lost on my way to Nepal which resulted in my having to stay an extra day in Kathmandu. Chandra, from “Himalaya Guide Nepal”, was very helpful in communicating with the airline and arranging a driver for me to pick up my bags the following day. From that point on I met my guide Pratap. And we discussed the itinerary in the “Himalaya Guide Nepal Pvt.Ltd” office. And before I knew it off we were the next day.
Pratap and I got along well and we had a very successful and enjoyable trek together.

Annapurna Circuit 2018, An important factor to our having a successful and enjoyable trek, apart from the weather conditions and Pratap being very friendly helpful and kind, was also the mindset I brought with me to the adventure. If one goes in with high expectations for communication. Because they won’t be cultural differences or that the facilities will meet western standards, one could be disappointed.
Chandra and Pratap did them, to make sure I had an enjoyable trek, and I sure did.

Rachel and Helen Rachel and HelenAustralia 5

Fantastic Annapurna Circuit Experience, My sister and I traveled with Himalaya Guide Nepal, completing the Annapurna Circuit in October this year, and had a fantastic experience. From start to finish, the team at Himalaya Guide Nepal was extremely helpful. And flexible with arranging our trip without concern. Big thanks to our guide Bashu and porter Chandra. Because they made the trek a lot of fun (multiple rounds of cards!). And did not hesitate at all when we asked to reroute our journey slightly. When we were feeling the effects of altitude just before the pass.
I would definitely recommend this family-run company to anyone!!

Vennisa Santoro Vennisa SantoroAustralia 5

Annapurna Circuit Trek Wonderful, I had a fantastic experience with Himalaya Guide Nepal! Chandra was very prompt on email from day one. And I was a solo female traveler. So, I have requested a female guide and Chandra was very quick to confirm this. Pema, my guide was fantastic! It was very easy to communicate with her, and she definitely looked after me very well, even when trekking with gastro for 2 days! I never felt rushed or at all uncomfortable. It was an absolute pleasure to meet someone as passionate and caring as Pema. We shared many stories and many laughs and I definitely feel like I’ve made a new friend. I also asked for a porter about a week before I started my trek, and Bikram was a great addition!

Annapurna Circuit Trek Wonderful, Everything was sorted on the organizations end – the airport transfers (pick up and drop off) was easy (make sure you familiarise yourself with the logo and the company name as you will find many companies picking up their guests!) and adding additional nights and a last-minute tour around Kathmandu felt like to trouble at all. When in Nepal, Chandra was very easy to communicate through email. WhatsApp and all my questions during my time in Nepal. If there was no wifi, Pema was very helpful. And she helped try to find answers for me.

I will definitely be back for the Everest Base Camp Trek in the near future!

Thank you, Chandra and team, for your efforts and hard work!

Nail and Tracy Nail and TracyAustralia 5

Excellent Trekking Guide, My Sister and I recently completed Annapurna Circuit with Himalaya Guide Nepal and cannot recommend them enough! Before arriving in Nepal Chandra made the booking process quick and simple. He gave plenty of clear information and responded to all inquiries promptly. He was able to tailor the trek to suit our exact needs. We opted for both a guide and a porter. Ramesh and Birsing were both amazing during the trek. They had extensive knowledge of the trail, the mountains and were there to do everything possible to make our trek memorable. They made sure all our needs were taking care of every step of the way. So, we were just left to enjoy the amazing experience. Not only was the whole team professional, friendly and fun, but they also went out of their way to make our time in Nepal the trip of a lifetime.

Seyedeh Naghmeh Navid Seyedeh Naghmeh NavidAustralia 5

Great Annapurna Circuit, I’ve recently engaged Himalaya Guide Nepal for guiding me through the Annapurna circuit in April. Chandra arranged everything before my arrival in Nepal. My amazing guide, Salman Gurung, made the whole journey memorable and very fun for me. Highly recommend this company for trekking in Nepal.

Great Annapurna Circuit is a different flavor trip in Nepal. I spent 500mtrs to 5416mtr Thorong La Pass, which is top in this trek. And very different panoramic views and mountains during the trekking. I enjoyed fully in this trekking so if you are looking trip to Nepal please contact to Himalaya Guide Nepal.

Teagan TeaganAustralia 5

Annapurna Circuit Trek – 2019, My husband and I recently returned from completing the Annapurna Circuit Trek with Himalaya Guide Nepal. We could not have found a better company! Chandra has excellent organization and always responds quickly and clearly to emails. We had Bashu as our guide and Umesh as our porter and they were both fantastic and really hard to make our trip perfect.

Bashu always made sure we were looked after at every tea house. And was so knowledgeable about all of the mountains and history of the country. He even organized a birthday cake for me halfway through the trek! Umesh was young, energetic and always had a smile. They both made the trip fun and got us through the harder days of the trek.
Thank you for such a fantastic trip and we will be sure to use you again when we return to do the Manaslu Trek!

Vennesa Cox and Martin Cox Vennesa Cox and Martin CoxSpain 5

Amazing Annapurna Circuit Trek, We have booked this trek for 2018 but we were unable to commit due to ill health. Chandra kept in touch and we were finally able to commit to March/April 2019. Chandra’s e-mails were warm and friendly making us feel like valued clients. We were met at the airport in Kathmandu by Ramesh, Chandra’s younger brother and our guide for the trek. The following day we met Birsing our porter. Ramesh and Birsing took care of our every need throughout our 17-day trek.

They kept us safe through heavy snowfall, briefing us each day on changing weather conditions. The pace of the trek was designing for us, to minimize the effects of altitude sickness. Slow and steady was the mantra. Ramesh and Birsing made the trek fun, with music and dancing along the way and nightly games of cards. We would highly recommend this family-run local Nepalese company for all your trekking needs. We are so happy, we are planning Everest Base Camp later this year, with this Company.

Mia Briski Mia BriskiAustralia 5

The Experience of a Lifetime. Firstly, if you are considering trekking in Nepal, do it. It is an amazing experience. While there are some challenging terrains, there are trails for all levels of fitness and outdoor experience.

I first reached out on the recommendation of a friend; from the moment I sent the first email, it was a pleasure dealing with Chandra and later his brother Ramesh, who guided us through the Annapurna region.

This is a family business – right from the start, we felt part of the family. Their knowledge and understanding of the region are well above impressive, as well as the way they welcomed in each of the villages throughout the trek. We were introduced to a beautiful Nepali culture and were lucky enough to feel a part of it through Ramesh’s introduction.
Throughout the trek, we felt as though our safety was Ramesh’s primary concern. Through his diligent communication and planning with locals, we were able to avoid any danger.

The Experience of a Lifetime. We are extremely grateful to trek with such a respectful and respected family. I highly recommend engaging Himalaya Guide Nepal for any inquiries around trekking and traveling in the region. Chandra is an extremely knowledgable businessman who also offered us advice and connections in Bhutan, Tibet, and India.

I will be back to the Himalayas in the future and I can say with 100% confidence I will be calling Chandra.

Samuel Williams Samuel WilliamsAustralia 5

The Best Time of My Life. On one hand, I want to keep this a secret. On the other, I think everybody needs to experience the beauty that the Himalaya region has to offer. Without a doubt that is with a guide, I can also confidently say that Himalaya Guide Nepal is the very best.

From the outset, we were impressed with the service offered by the Gurung family. Polite, efficient and always with a smile. Chandra organized everything and his younger brother, Ramesh, lead us along what was absolutely the best experience of my life, The Annapurna Circuit.

It was like walking through town with a celebrity in every village. A well-connected family means that you always feel safe and confident that you’re having the best experience possible.

Words really cannot describe how humble and warming Himalaya Guide Nepal is as both a company and a family.

I look forward to going back in the future as well as seeing all of the people I have recommended this to follow a similar path.

Thanks, Chandra thanks Ramesh and thanks Dinesh.

Jose Andres Jose AndresToronto, Ontario Canada 5

An awesome trip to the Annapurna. We just completed the Annapurna Circuit with this company and our guide, Salaman Gurung.

We started in the first week of September which was a great time to start even though. It’s the tail end of the monsoon season. Because we were just outside of peak season. We mostly had the tea houses to ourselves and avoided many of the surcharges such as wifi fees, battery charging fees, and even hot shower fees. We also always got our own room, even at Throng High Camp, and 12/14 nights got our own attached bathroom.

Salaman was super friendly, attentive, and professional as well. Made sure all our needs. Also, when my GF got altitude sickness over the Throng Pass. He stuck next to her making sure she’d be fine. An awesome trip to the Annapurna. I definitely would not recommend doing the trek without a guide as landslides and avalanches are always a concern. And you need an experienced guide to navigate you through those risks.

An awesome trip to the Annapurna. We also booked an extra night in Pokhara and two extra nights in Kathmandu and both the hotel were great. They also took care of airport pickup and drop off, so we had everything covered. Overall it was a great experience and I’d highly recommend the company.

Narinder NarinderUnited Kingdom 5

Annapurna circuit (soulful journey trek is a breathtaking journey. Literally breathtaking and mesmerizing when up close amongst the massive Himalayan mountains. So, I had an awesome journey with my guide, and now friend Pratab from Himalaya guide Nepal. We had fun trekking, and he showed the beautiful landscape of Nepal.

Well looked after and he did his best to accommodate me. And awesome guide! Check out the pics. Until next time, when I am back for Everest BC!

Christopher Gary Kibbler Christopher Gary KibblerUnited Kingdom 5

Annapurna Circuit Fantastic Trip. My girlfriend and I did the Annapurna Circuit with our guide Ramesh and porter Birsing. Because they were incredibly helpful and did everything they could to make our trip enjoyable and safe. So, i think it is very advisable to go with a guide in order to reduce your risk with the altitude.

We then spent a week over in Bhutan which was also amazing. A more culturally focused trip and well worth the trip over.

Thanks, Chandra and the team

Wayne Lethbridge Wayne LethbridgeNew Zealand 5

I choose this company by reading the reviews on trip advisor and I’m glad I did. Annapurna Awesome Experience with a fantastic company to deal with and so was Chandra and very helpful. My guide Ramesh as an awesome guide and the mighty awesome Birsing for a porter. It totally knows for their stuff and has made some great friends. I got to play cards with them also.

I would totally use this company again if I get back to Nepal for more trekking.

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Stephan Gill Stephan GillGermany 5

A friend of mine and me booked our Annapurna Circuit directly after we arrived in Kathmandu. We are very happy with the Amazing experience and the next trip to ABC.

For the following Annapurna Circuit Trek 16 days, we had a great experience especially thanks to our guide Pratap!!! Pratap was a great support, guide, planner, host and in the end, a very good friend who finally brought us over the Thorong La pass. We are very happy. Currently, we already plan our next trip to ABC. All thumps up.

Thomas Meyer Thomas MeyerGermany 5

Annapurna Trek 16 Days. A friend of mine and I decided to do the Annapurna Trek. When we arrived at Kathmandu we decided to get a guide since we were inexperienced Hikers so far. By reading the Reviews of Himalaya Guide Nepal we decided to give it a try and went to Chandra’s office.

We booked the whole services including food and accommodation and our excellent Guide, Pratap.

In short, the reviews of the services are 100% correct. If you want reliability but at the same time flexibility, very good Hotels with perfect views and optional routes even within the full-service package you are absolutely right here.

Thank you very much, Pratap for this beautiful Nepal experience. We can highly recommend the services and hope to see you soon Pratap.

Huw Lewis Huw LewisLondon 5

Annapurna Excellence Trekking, Chandra Gurung has excellent communication throughout our trip from answering all pre-trip requests promptly to an excellent end of trip dinner together.

There were 5 (1 female 4 male) on our trek of 17 days around the Annapurna circuit. Annapurna Excellence Trekking, Bashu, our guide, and three porters Hari, Vikram, and Santa. Ensuring everyone was looked after equally well.

They were always attentive to our needs and great at ensuring we had a wonderful time along the way no matter how tough we may have found it at times.

Dhanyawhad Chandra and your excellent team.

Highly recommended if you want a smooth trekking trip in Nepal.

Steph H. Steph H.Australia 5

Wonderful Annapurna Circuit, My partner and I had an astounding fourteen days trekking the Annapurna Circuit. We booked a trip through Himalaya Guide Nepal who sorted out the whole excursion begin to end. But Our Nepalese guide, Ramesh had fantastic English. And we learned about the various mountains, towns, and locales we had visited. So, We likewise had a doorman who went with us and made the excursion somewhat simpler. Because significantly increasingly agreeable!

We had a sense of security consistently and I would enthusiastically prescribe Himalaya Guide Nepal to others considering doing the trek in Nepal.

Kirit Hira Kirit HiraAustralia 5

Annapurna Circuit Experience, We chose to go with a nearby visit control instead of the business western administrators. But Himalaya Guide Nepal was a conspicuous decision given the strong surveys it had. Chandra was extremely receptive to our inquiries through email paving the way to the excursion, gave a bit of brain, and all the data we required (itemized plan, pressing records, and so on). Upon showing up into Kathmandu Basu and Hari welcomed.

We just had 5 individuals in our gathering for Annapurna Circuit Trek, which was phenomenal. The little gathering permitted us to go at our own pace and furthermore split up on rest days. Besides, notwithstanding Basu and Hari, Santa and Bikram were incredible. Basu was anything not difficult to speak with and had extraordinary information on the mountains, towns, culture, and so on. It was additionally incredible to see Basu preparing the more youthful watchmen, sharing his insight.

I can’t suggest Himalaya Guide enough…while this was a once in a real existence time understanding, I would utilize Chandra and the Himalaya Guide group again on the off chance that I am sufficiently fortunate to make it back to Nepal for a climb once more

Olivier Drouin Olivier DrouinCanada 5

Great Company, Great organization with Chandra, the office manager. Very responsive to an inquiry, and very professional. Our guide was supportive, full of information, fun to hang out with, and always had our safety and best interests in mind. a fun group of porters who also positively interacted with us. So, I would go back with them in a heartbeat!

Annapurna Circuit December 2019 Annapurna Circuit December 2019USA 5

We booked to go in December – in the wake of hearing that the climate was clearer. There were fewer trekkers (and fewer vehicles on the streets) and it was the main time we could visit. Annapurna Circuit December 2019, we were unable to finish the Annapurna circuit as there was an excessive amount of snow up at Thorong La Pass 5416M at that point (it improved a couple of days after we headed back however we needed more an ideal opportunity to trust that the snow will scatter). In any case, we had the most astounding excursion! Consistently was diverse and astounding strolling through curious towns settled among the Himalayas. We had hot bright days toward the beginning, to hazy below zero cold days in Manang.

Concerning Himalaya Guide Nepal – they made this outing what it was. Preceding showing up in Nepal, Chandra (the manager) was receptive to our inquiries by means of email. Sorting out all documents, settlement, and our guide. Office invited to the air terminal by our splendid guide Ramesh to pick up. He was ready and consistently ensured we agreeable and safe. I trusted Ramesh with our wellbeing and on review, each choice that he made (especially in the day off) the correct one. Annapurna Circuit December 2019 at long last, all the small subtleties – regardless of whether it be acceptable convenience for the evening, best places to stop for a lunch break, visiting underground aquifers. And so on was the cherry on the cake and didn’t go unnoticed.

I heartily recommended Himalaya Guide Nepal (and Ramesh). If you’re contemplating a trek in Nepal!

Yulia Holil Yulia HolilPerth, Australia 5

Annapurna Circuit in December I did a little bit of research prior to the trip. And found a few people recommended to go in early December in order to miss the heavy crowd. And get the best weather (if you’re not scared of a little snow). However, because of a string of unexpected events I ended up arriving in Nepal on the 18th of December. Annapurna Circuit in December trek starting on the 19th and finishing right on NYE.

Chandra was amazing to deal with from the start to finish.  From planning my itinerary to sorting all of my permits prior to my arrival. I had Bashu as my guide and Umesh as my porter and honestly couldn’t have asked for better trekking companions.

It was my first time traveling solo, my first time in Nepal, and also my first time doing a trek of this scale. I was severely underprepared for this trek and weather conditions, however, Bashu and Umesh both did their best to make sure I felt safe and comfortable all throughout my journey.

Some days you push your body to its absolute limit, but every single day you are rewarded with sceneries that are absolutely out of this world. Definitely a trip that will stay with me for life, and something I’ll be recommending to everyone. Thank you, Chandra, Bashu, and Umesh for making it a smooth sailing journey for me! I can’t wait to make my way back to Nepal and trek other parts of the Himalayas.

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