Annapurna Circuit Trek and Muktinath Darshan with Helicopter Flight – 10 Days

Country Nepal Max-Altitude 5,416m/17,765 ft
Trip StartKathmandu Trip End Kathmandu
Group Size Min 4, Max 15
Meals Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during trekking
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    Complete the Annapurna Circuit Trek and Muktinath Darshan with Helicopter Flight and tick off some of the ‘must-do’ adventures on your bucket list. This short 10-day trekking adventure takes you to Nepal's classic trail, the Annapurna Circuit, a trip filled with vivid cultural insights and dramatic Himalayan views.


    After an amazing helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lower Pisang, you trek through the most important and scenic section of the Annapurna Circuit. You hike for eight days, walking past traditional villages of the Nyeshangbas, Manange Gurungs, Bhotias, and Tibetan immigrants.


    During your journey, you walk through hidden alleys between flat-roofed stone houses and explore ancient Buddhist Gompas. The stark treeless landscape flanked by snow-covered mountains reminds you of the Tibetan Plateau or the Spiti Valley and Ladakh. Throughout your trek, you will be greeted by the jagged summits of the Gangapurna, Annapurna II, III, and IV.


    The highlight of your trip is the crossing of the Thorong La Pass, one of the highest navigable mountain passes in the world. You wrap up your Annapurna adventure with a visit to the sacred Muktinath Temple, a place where pilgrims come to attain ‘moksha’ or salvation.

    The Himalayas have the power to touch your soul, and by the end of your journey, do not be surprised if the mountains bring some positive changes in you.

    When Is The Best Time To Go?

    Annapurna Circuit Trek and Muktinath Darshan with Helicopter Flight can be best done in autumn (September, October, and November) when you can enjoy sparkling clear views of the mountains. The days are warm and nights cold during this season. The second best season is spring (March, April, and May) when the skies open up and temperature rises after a harsh winter. You can expect haze or fog to roll in sometimes.

    Is This The Right Trip For You?

    • Since you start your trek from an elevation of 3,200 meters, it's essential that you have some high-altitude trekking experience.
    • The longest and the most challenging day of your trek is Day 8. You will walk for 9-10 hours and cross the Thorong La Pass, the highest point of your trip at 5,416 meters.
    • On the last leg of your trek, you may need to walk on snow and ice
    • The descent to Muktinath is pretty steep. Trekkers with weak knees and ankles might feel the burn.
    • Each day there will be an elevation gain of 400-500 meters.

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    What’s Included

    Price Includes
    • Airport pick up & drop off service in a private vehicle
    • Two night 4-star accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
    • All ground transportation by comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
    • Best available clean and comfortable Tea house accommodation during the trek
    • Farewell Dinner at the end of the trip
    • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with tea/coffee during the trek
    • Helicopter Charter Services as per itinerary
    • One Highly experienced, English-speaking, government-licensed, trained in first-aid Trek Leader (Guide)
    • One Assistant Trekking Guide (4 trekkers: 1 Asst. guide) for personalized cares
    • Porter service to carry your main luggage during the trek (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
    • Staff cost including their food, accommodation, salary, flight, insurance, equipment etc.
    • Trekking permits - Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entry fee and TIMS
    • First Aid kit, Pulse Oximeter and essential medicines (Paracetamol, Diamox etc.) carried by the Trek Leader
    • Souvenirs - Extollo Adventures’ kit bag (Duffel bag), T-shirt, and trekking map
    • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trek completion)
    • All Local and Government taxes, administrative charges
    What's Not Included
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival or late departure
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Nepal Visa fee
    • Travel and medical insurance
    • International flights
    • Excess baggage fee
    • Personal expenses (phone call, internet, laundry, bar bills, snacks, battery recharge, bottled or boiled water, souvenirs, hot showers, extra porter etc.)
    • Personal trekking gear and equipment
    • Tips for guide, porter and driver (tipping is expected)
    • Any unseen expenses due to circumstances beyond our control

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    Detailed Itinerary

    Every day details of what you will be doing during the trip
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    Note: “Extollo Adventures reserves the right to amend the itinerary in case of unforeseen circumstances: weather conditions, flight delays and cancellations, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc, can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The tour leader will, and can make the changes for safety reasons and also to improve the trip as well as your experience. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, so one needs to be flexible, if required.”

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    Accommodation and meals

    During your travel, you will follow two styles of accommodations. You will spend 2 nights in 4-star deluxe Hotel Shanker while in Kathmandu and 7 nights in standard teahouses and lodges during the trek. All accommodations for Annapurna Circuit Trek and Muktinath Darshan with Helicopter Flight will be on a twin-sharing basis. A single supplement will be provided on request, which will cost you an additional amount (390 USD). However, a single supplement may not be feasible all the time, especially at higher elevations.

    During our Annapurna Circuit Trek and Muktinath Darshan with Helicopter Flight, you can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well as the common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Breakfast and dinner will be served from the teahouses or from a lodge menu where you spend the night, whereas lunch will be served on the way to the next destination. All meals will be provided during trekking whereas only breakfast will be available while in Kathmandu. There will also be a Farewell Dinner hosted by Extollo Adventures upon your return from the successful excursion.

    Important notes ( Read before you book )

    Some important things to know before you go.
    • Visa & Passport Information

      All foreign nationals are required to arrange a visa in order to enter Nepal. A Nepalese Visa can be obtained either prior to your arrival at a Nepalese embassy abroad or on arrival in Kathmandu at the airport. It can be also secured at entry points at Nepalese borders.

      • Your Passport must be at least 6 months valid
      • Use your passport details to enter information on your visa application
      • Bring at least 3 recent passport photos (for your Nepal Visa, Trekking permit, etc.)
      • Following are the fees either in US dollars cash or the equivalent Nepalese currency:
        Multiple entry 15 days US$ 30
        Multiple entry 30 days US$ 50
        Multiple entry 90 days US$ 125

      You can use this full address while filling up your visa application:

      Street: Amrit Marg

      House No.:
      Ward No: 19
      VDC/Municipality: Kathmandu
      District: Kathmandu
      Country: Nepal

      For further information please visit: http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa

    • Extra Expenses and Exclusions

      Extra personal expenses on the trip may include showering, recharging batteries, bottled/boiled water, soda, alcoholic beverages, tipping, visa fees, recreational expenses and other services not listed. Typically trekkers spend around $10 to $20 USD on a daily basis. Following are the items with extra costs during the trek:

      • All the meals (B/L/D) are included in the trek but only breakfast is included while you are in Kathmandu thus, lunch and dinner may cost you $10-15 USD per meal.
      • Tip for the guide and porter after the trek which maybe around 8-10% of your trip cost.
      • Drinking water can cost between $1 and $4 a bottle in the mountains (it gets more expensive towards base camp). Or you may bring water tablets and treat the water during the trek, which costs around $2.
      • Other services like wifi ($3 to $5 per hour), hot showers ($4 to $6) and charging electric devices ($1 to $3 an hour) are available in few tea houses.
      • In case of unforeseen events like bad weather conditions and eventual flight cancellations, you are responsible for extra hotel nights and meals in Kathmandu or Muktinath.
      • For the visa fees, please check Visa and Passport Information.
    • Travel Insurance

      It is mandatory for joining any of the Extollo Adventures trips is that all clients must be insured, it is strongly recommended that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. There could be comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please note that we do not arrange or sell insurance.

      For more details about Travel Insurance: https://www.extolloadventures.com/travel-insurance

    • Solo Travelers

      Generally, we do not charge solo travelers any extra charge. You will be paired up with another traveler of same gender and hotel room will be provided on twin sharing basis in Kathmandu. On request, you will be provided a single room in Kathmandu with an extra charge. Similarly, you will need to share a room with same gender group member in tea houses during the trek. Upon request and if available we can arrange private rooms during trekking with a small single supplement charge.

      Autumn (Sept to Nov) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for Annapurna Circuit Trek and Muktinath Darshan with Helicopter Flight. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some quality time with nature then taking this trip during winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) could also be an option. However, the temperature during winter could be harsh enough to obstruct the high passes with ice and snow. Trekking in the Summer or Monsoon seasons (June to Aug) will be affected by rain but the Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.