Annapurna Circuit and Base Camp Trek - 18 days

Annapurna Circuit and Base Camp Trek - 18 days

An unbeatable walking adventure, Annapurna Circuit Trek and Base Camp Trek -18 days take you past the three major trekking destinations in the Annapurna Region. Walk the Annapurna Circuit, Ghorepani Poon Hill trail, and enter the Annapurna Base Camp.

The trek across the classic Annapurna Circuit trail involves crossing one of the world's highest mountain passes, Thorung La Pass (5416m). Tread past the world's deepest gorge, the Kali Gandaki River gorge, before heading down to Ghorepani. A hike up to Poon Hill lets you experience an incredible Himalayan sunrise. Visit the sanctuary of the gods at Annapurna Base Camp. Annapurna Sanctuary enclosed by Annapurna I (10th highest mountain in the world), Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Gangapurna is said to be the abode of the local gods.

Experience diverse ethnic cultures and landscapes. The high and arid mountain villages of Chame, Pisang, Braga, and Manang are inhabited by Manages who practice Tibetan Buddhism. The Thakkalis populate the Kali Gandaki river valley, while the hardy Gurungs and Magars live in the middle hills. From alpine forests to arid and deep canyons, from dusty valleys to lush green forests and terraced fields, you will walk through it all.

How Much Does This Trip Cost?

The trip's price depends on the type of services chosen by our clients and the group size. The cost of each trip we organize is different because we see travelers as individuals having their own particular needs and preferences.

Get ready for an incredible journey tailored to your interests and preferences, whether you're looking for a budget-friendly adventure or a luxurious getaway. Leave the planning to us as we take care of all the details, ensuring your dream trip becomes a reality. You can relax and focus on creating unforgettable memories that will stay with you forever.

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Trip Highlights

  • In 18 days, cover the 3 most popular walking trails in the Annapurna Region – Annapurna Circuit, Ghorepani-Poon Hill, and Annapurna Base Camp
  • Cross Thorung La Pass one of the highest mountain passes in the world
  • Walk along the Kali Gandaki River gorge, the deepest gorge in the world
  • Himalayan panorama from Poon Hill
  • Stand close to Annapurna I, the 10th highest mountain in the world
  • Stay at ethnic villages of Manages, Thakkalis, Gurungs, and Magars and learn more about their culture
  • Close up views of 8000 and 7000-meter peaks
  • Hike past diverse climatic zones and landscapes – tropical, alpine, high-altitude desert

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu - Transfer to Hotel and Trek Preparation
Day 2 Drive from Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft) to Chame (2,660m/8,725ft): 9 - 10 hours (238 km) drive
Day 3 Trek to Upper Pisang (3,300m/10,824ft): 5-6 hours trek
Day 4 Trek to Manang (3,540m/ 11,612ft) via Ngawal: 6-7 hours trek
Day 5 Manang: Acclimatization Day, Hike to Ice Lake (4,600m/15,088ft): 6-7 hours trek
Day 6 Trek to Yak Kharka (4,050m/13,284ft): 3-4 hours trek
Day 7 Trek to Thorong Phedi (4,525m/14,842ft): 3-4 hours trek
Day 8 Trek to Muktinath (3,800m/12,464ft) via Thorong La Pass (5,416m/17,765ft): 7-8 hours trek
Day 9 Drive Muktinath to Tatopani (1,190m/3,904ft): 4-5 hours drive
Day 10 Trek to Ghorepani (2,874m/9,429ft): 7-8 hours trek
Day 11 Hike to Poon Hill (3,210m/10,529ft) – Trek to Tadapani (2,600m/8,530ft): 5-6 hours trek
Day 12 Trek to Chhomrong (2,170m/7,119ft): 5-6 hours trek
Day 13 Trek to Himalaya (2,310m/7,579ft): 6-7 hours trek
Day 14 Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,550ft) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp: 6-7 hours trek
Day 15 Trek to Bamboo (2,310m/7,579ft): 7–8 hours trek
Day 16 Trek from Bamboo to Matque and drive to Pokhara (800m/2,625ft): 6-7 hours (12 km) trek and 2:30 hours (58 km) drive
Day 17 Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft): 6-7 hours (200 km) drive
Day 18 Final Departure

Trip Overview

Annapurna Circuit and Base Camp Trek -18 Days offers the ultimate trekking experience in the Himalayas. The trail weaves past the ancient Annapurna Circuit route and goes down to the popular Ghorepani Poon Hill trail covered with lush rhododendron forests.  The stunning Annapurna Base Camp is the last destination of this epic trekking adventure. En route, you cross Thorung La Pass, a mountain pass higher than the tallest peaks of Europe, and Kali Gandaki River, the deepest river gorge in the world.

You kick start your adventure with a long drive from Kathmandu to Chame via Besisahar. From Chame, you start trekking and walk past an alpine scenery filled with conifer trees, rivers, and wooden bridges. The villages en route are decorated with Buddhist shrines and prayer flags. You cross Upper Pisang, Ngawal, Braga and Manang. Known as Manages, the inhabitants of these villagers follow Tibetan Buddhism and culture. They have their dialect, which is very different from Nepali. You spend an extra day in the village of Manang acclimatizing. An arduous hike to the Ice Lake serves as the perfect acclimatization hike.

A pre-dawn hike to Thorung La ensures that you cross the beautiful but treacherous pass well before the afternoon clouds come in. After spending precious moments celebrating your achievement, you descend to the pilgrimage site of Muktinath. Known as the place to attain salvation or 'moksha,' Hindus and Buddhists flock to this sacred spot from all over the globe.

An arid landscape filled with high canyons and barren hills covers the next part of your trail. You walk on the Kali Gandaki River's dry and dusty river bed as you make your way to the medieval Thakkali town of Marpha from Jomsom. Trekkers call Marpha 'Apple Pie Country' because of its apple orchards and delicious apple pies. Kalopani is the last Thakkali settlement on your itinerary.

Next, you move down to the hot spring of Tatopani before proceeding to Ghorepani. From Ghorepani, you hike up to Poon Hill, another highlight of your trek. The Himalayan sunrise from Poon Hill is the stuff good memories are made of. The glowing sun lighting up the snowcapped Annapurna Massif, Dhaulagiri, and other mountains will remain in your heart and mind forever.

The trail weaves past one of the largest rhododendron forests in the world. In spring, the trail is filled with white, pink, and red rhododendron blooms. Bright feathered birds and butterflies flit along with the trees and bushes, making your journey a pleasant one.

You walk past and stay at Gurung and Magar villages, and the teahouses at these villages are an extension of large local homes. It is a tough walk to Annapurna Base Camp, the last highlight of your trip. The trek via Machhapuchhre Base Camp is filled with incredible views of the Annapurna Mountains.

The area around ABC, known as Annapurna Sanctuary, is sacred ground. Locals believe their gods reside in the glacial basin. Surrounded by the towering summits of Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Gangapurna, and Hiunchuli, Annapurna Sanctuary looks splendid in the first glow of the morning light. The sunrise from Annapurna Sanctuary is a fitting finale for this unforgettable adventure. You end your trek with a hike down a scenic trail filled with terraced fields and traditional farms. Your Annapurna adventure finally ends with a drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

You will get to enjoy views of 8000, 7000, and 6000 meter Himalayan peaks throughout your journey.  Though no technical climbing is required, you need to have a high level of physical fitness to complete this adventure. The trek involves walking in altitudes above 5000 meters. The highest point you will reach is Thorung la Pass at 5416m.

Route Map

Annapurna Circuit And Base Camp Trek Route Map Annapurna Circuit and Base Camp Trek Map

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu - Transfer to Hotel and Trek Preparation

A guide representing Third Rock Adventures will greet you at the airport and drive you to the hotel. Check-in and spend some time resting. Later in the day, you can attend a trip briefing at Third Rock Adventures' Office or the hotel lounge. Meet your trek guide and the rest of the members. Pack your stuff and get ready for your adventure.

Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 2
Drive from Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft) to Chame (2,660m/8,725ft): 9 - 10 hours (238 km) drive

You begin your adventure by leaving Kathmandu in the morning and driving towards Besisahar. The highway is smooth and you have a pleasant ride driving past hills, forests, and rural settlements. It is an off road drive from Besisahar to Chame. As the road is not pitched the journey is rough and bumpy.

Set amongst green hills, Chame is a charming little settlement filled with stone houses. You spend a night here at a teahouse run by a local family.

Overnight at a teahouse in Chame.

Day 3
Trek to Upper Pisang (3,300m/10,824ft): 5-6 hours trek

Upper Pisang The village of Upper Pisang

After breakfast, you pack your stuff and start trekking making your way to Upper Pisang. You are deep in the mountains and the views are wonderful. The trail goes past rivers, bridges, and forests. There are mule trains with tinkling bells sharing the trail.

The village of Upper Pisang is filled with prayer wheels, prayer flags, and traditional houses. The villagers are Buddhists and one can find old men and women with small prayer wheels or meditation beads on their hands. The Himalayan mountains seem close enough. Once you reach Upper Pisang, you head to a local teahouse and take a well-deserved rest.

Overnight at a teahouse in Upper Pisang.

Day 4
Trek to Manang (3,540m/ 11,612ft) via Ngawal: 6-7 hours trek

The views of Annapurna II and III are incredible as you make your way to Manang. The air gets thinner and colder as you ascend higher. The trail goes through hills covered with conifers, icy rivers, and snow-covered mountains. You stop briefly at the picturesque village of Ngawal before continuing to Manang. Chortens, Buddhist shrines, and prayer flags dot the trail. After a rough hike, you feel glad to reach Manang your stop for the night.

Overnight at a teahouse in Manang.

Day 5
Manang: Acclimatization Day, Hike to Ice Lake (4,600m/15,088ft): 6-7 hours trek

Ice Lake, Manang Stunning view from Ice Lake

Manang, flanked by the Annapurna and Gangapurna mountains seems like a village straight out of a storybook. You spend a day in this quaint settlement acclimatizing and preparing for the tough Thorung La crossing.  Manang is one of the oldest villages on the Annapurna Circuit trail. The bustling village was an important stop for traders trading along the Tibet salt route in the bygone days.

You take a side trip to Ice Lake which lies about 16 kilometers from the village. To reach the lake you have to walk past the settlement of Braga and take an upward trail. Ice lake lies at an elevation of 4600m and elevation gain will leave you out of breath. But the views are stunning and worth every ragged breath. After taking pictures and soaking in the views you return to your teahouse.

Overnight at a teahouse in Manang.

Day 6
Trek to Yak Kharka (4,050m/13,284ft): 3-4 hours trek

On the way to Yak Kharka On the way to Yak Kharka

More amazing sights of the snow-covered Gangapurna and Annapurna await you on the trail to Yak Kharka. Herds of Blue sheep, yaks, and Himalayan Tahr graze on the stubby shrubs and mountain grass. Riders on horseback gallop on the dusty trails. Horses are still a common means of transport in these parts. Yak Kharka which was a camp for yak herders has a couple of stone and wooden teahouses. You make your way to one of them where rooms have been booked for you and check-in.

Overnight at a teahouse in Yak Kharka.

Day 7
Trek to Thorong Phedi (4,525m/14,842ft): 3-4 hours trek

You are getting closer to Thorung La, the pass you have been dreaming to cross since starting out. The section of the trail leading to Thorong Phedi is one of the most dangerous. Prone to landslides, the gravel trail is narrow and hugs the side of a barren hill. It is windy and dusty up here, high above the tree line. Thorong Phedi, your stop for the night, lies surrounded by vertical cliffs. At 4525m, this would be the highest overnight stop.

Overnight at a teahouse in Thorong Phedi.

Day 8
Trek to Muktinath (3,800m/12,464ft) via Thorong La Pass (5,416m/17,765ft): 7-8 hours trek

Thorong La Pass Thorong la Pass at 5416m.- The highest point of the Trek

You wake up before dawn and head up to High Camp. You need to have an early start as the weather starts deteriorating as the day progresses. You will have to cross the Thorung La Pass before it gets too windy and foggy.

Using a headlamp you make your way up in the dark. At High Camp, you stop for refreshments and warm yourself before plodding on. The hike is tough because of thin air which makes breathing difficult. Once you reach the pass, take selfies and pictures of the incredible views of the mountains. You can view the Tibetan peaks rearing in the distant horizon. After spending ample time at the snow-covered pass decorated with vibrant prayer flags, you head down to Muktinath.

Overnight at a guesthouse in Muktinath.

Day 9
Drive Muktinath to Tatopani (1,190m/3,904ft): 4-5 hours drive

After breakfast, A drive to Tatopani is a scenic one. The route follows a lush coniferous forest and green pastures.  This is a welcome change from the dry and arid landscape of the past few days. As you descend lower you can feel the humidity and the change in the temperature. Cross the checkpoint and Ghasa before finally arriving in Tatopani, your stop for the night.

Tatopani which means 'hot water' in Nepali is famous for its hot springs. Locals come from far and wide to bathe in the therapeutic water of the hot springs. You can enjoy a dip in the steamy pool and relax your sore muscles. 

Overnight at a teahouse in Tatopani.

Day 10
Trek to Ghorepani (2,874m/9,429ft): 7-8 hours trek

The trail to Ghorepani is well laid out and paved in stones. There are signs at interactions indicating the way to Ghorepani. It is a long walk past lush forests of oak and rhododendron. Follow and up and down route till you reach Ghorepani. The settlement was named Ghorepani or Horse Water as it was a popular rest stop for traders journeying to Tibet on horses. There are several lodges and teahouses with modern amenities and you choose one where you can spend a restful night.

Overnight in Ghorepani.

Day 11
Hike to Poon Hill (3,210m/10,529ft) – Trek to Tadapani (2,600m/8,530ft): 5-6 hours trek

Poon Hill Poon Hill - One of the best spots to view the Himalayas of Nepal

Wake up before sunrise and head to the hilltop vantage point of Poon Hill. The most popular Himalayan sunrise viewpoint in the Annapurna Region, Poon Hill offers amazing 360-degree views of the Annapurna Massif, Dhaulagiri, Gangapurna, and Hiunchuli.  The sun rising over the snow-covered mountains is a sight to remember. After taking in the views and clicking pictures head down to Ghorepani, collect your stuff, and proceed towards Tadapani.

Follow an up and down trail past a thick rhododendron forest. The forest along this route is one of the world's biggest rhododendron forests. During spring the path is filled with blooming trees. Cross Deurali and Birethanti before finally arriving in Tadapani, your overnight stop.

Overnight at a teahouse in Tadapani.

Day 12
Trek to Chhomrong (2,170m/7,119ft): 5-6 hours trek

Chhomrong Chhomrong

Continue on an up and down trail to Chhomrong, a picturesque Gurung village. The village has cute cottages that have been converted into lodges or teahouses. Stay at one of the beautiful local teahouses with an open porch and awesome view of Annapurna South.

Overnight at a teahouse in Chhomrong.

Day 13
Trek to Himalaya (2,310m/7,579ft): 6-7 hours trek

Take a downward trail and cross a suspension bridge. From there climb up and cross Sinuwa. The river and the waterfalls look pristine and beautiful. Walk past the settlements of Doban and Bamboo. Thickets of Bamboo and gnarly roots of oak trees cover the trail.

It is a tough walk and you are relieved when you finally reach Himalaya, a popular stop for trekkers on the Annapurna Base Camp route. Rest your tired feet and enjoy some hot brew at the teahouse.

Overnight at a teahouse in Himalaya.

Day 14
Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,550ft) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp: 6-7 hours trek

Annapurna Base Camp Annapurna Base Camp

You make an early start and head to Annapurna Base Camp, another major highlight of your trip. You walk past the Machhapuchhre Base Camp located at the foot of the Fishtail Peak.  This is one of the few mountains in Nepal which hasn't been climbed. This is a sacred mountain worshipped by locals and stepping on it is prohibited.

As your body has gotten used to high altitude, you won't feel the discomfort attached to walking at such a high altitude. Savor close up views of the Annapurna Massif from the Annapurna Base Camp.

Overnight at a teahouse in Annapurna Base Camp.

Day 15
Trek to Bamboo (2,310m/7,579ft): 7–8 hours trek

Wake up before dawn and head to Annapurna Sanctuary. The sanctuary is a glacial bowl ringed by Annapurna South, Annapurna I (the 10th highest mountain in the world), Hiunchuli, and Gangapurna. Enjoy standing close to 8000 and 7000-meter peaks. Take pictures and head down to your teahouse. Have breakfast, pack up, and walk down to Bamboo.

Overnight at a teahouse in Bamboo.

Day 16
Trek from Bamboo to Matque and drive to Pokhara (800m/2,625ft): 6-7 hours (12 km) trek and 2:30 hours (58 km) drive

Pokhara, Nepal Pokhara, Nepal

From Bamboo head down to Matque. En route cross the villages of Sinuwa, Chhomrong, and Jhinu Danda. The final walk of your trek takes you past a typical Nepalese countryside with terraced fields, traditional mud houses, and farms.

On reaching Matque walk to the highway and catch a vehicle bound for Pokhara.

Overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.

Day 17
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft): 6-7 hours (200 km) drive

Take a long drive back to Kathmandu city through the Prithvi Highway. Along the way, you will get to observe the views of hills, green farms, and rivers. You will stop along the highway at a local restaurant for lunch and snacks. For easier and quicker travel, you can opt to take a flight to Kathmandu as well. 

Note: You can either take a private or public vehicle or fly out of Pokhara. It takes around 25 to 30 minutes to reach Kathmandu by flight.

Day 18
Final Departure

You will be driven to the airport in due time to catch your flight (three hours prior to the scheduled departure). If you want you can extend your trip and explore more of the country. Choose from our vast range of itineraries or allow us to customize a tour for you.

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Travel experiences of our clients who recently returned from their trips.

Enid Kovits
Apr 07, 2024

You will love this trek!

We had a spectacular 15 days with our Third Rock Adventures guide, Surya, and porter, Sanker. There were clear blue skies most mornings, allowing us to view amazing scenery throughout the trek. Surya kept us informed on everything we were looking at, as well as some basic stories from Buddhism and Hinduism, so that we knew more about what we were seeing in the temples and monasteries. He speaks English very well, so we could converse easily, enabling us to learn about Nepal and the Nepalese people. Surya went beyond his guiding role with his interesting lessons, and helping me get through a tough day when I felt unwell. Sanker always greeted us at our teahouses with a big smile and helpful hand. Once again, with the superior Third Rock Adventures staff, I felt like the luckiest client on the trail.
I like itinerary,Best and Selected Tours,
Enid Kovits
Apr 03, 2024

Brilliant Trek, thanks to Third Rock Adventures

We had a spectacular 15 days with our Third Rock Adventures guide, Surya, and porter, Sanker. There were clear blue skies most mornings, allowing us to view amazing scenery throughout the trek. Surya kept us informed on everything we were looking at, as well as some basic stories from Buddhism and Hinduism, so that we knew more about what we were seeing in the temples and monasteries. He speaks English very well, so we could converse easily, enabling us to learn about Nepal and the Nepalese people. Surya went beyond his guiding role with his interesting lessons, and helping me get through a tough day when I felt unwell. Sanker always greeted us at our teahouses with a big smile and helpful hand. Once again, with the superior Third Rock Adventures staff, I felt like the luckiest client on the trail.
I like itinerary,Best and Selected Tours,
Brennan and Lisa Sharpley
Jan 06, 2024

“Jam jam bistari”

My wife and I enjoyed an incredible experience walking part of the Annapurna circuit (Ulleri, Ghorepani, Poon Hill to Chomrong) and then to Annapurna Base Camp. We had great preparation with Naba the Owner/ manager and our guide Deepak. We felt well supported throughout the journey which included great opportunities to see Nepalese culture and spectacular scenery - a definite bucket list experience. Dpak’s English was great and he (as well as our Porter, Dus-rat) ensured we were always well looked after. I would gladly recommend Third Rock for Nepalese Trekking.
We wanted to complete part of the Annapurna circuit and hopefully reach ABC too.
Sunrise Poon Hill, ABC Base Camp view of stars at night and sunrise, Hot Chocolate at ABC, great company of Dpak our guide and Dus-rat our Porter.
Walking sticks were surprisingly helpful & carry a few more snacks like dried fruit.
Theo Parry
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Nov 09, 2023

Amazing experience

Embarking on both the Annapurna Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit treks with Third Rock Adventures was an absolute adventure of a lifetime. The 18-day journey through the Himalayas was a perfect balance of breathtaking landscapes, challenging trails, and cultural immersion, made even more remarkable with our guide, Dhananjaya. Dhananjaya's expertise and passion for the region added an incredible depth to the trek. His knowledge of the terrain, coupled with his infectious enthusiasm for the local culture, provided an educational and enriching experience throughout the entire expedition.The inclusion of a farewell dinner with Naba was a heartwarming and memorable conclusion to an extraordinary journey. It provided a chance to reflect on our adventures, share stories, and savor the local hospitality, making the trek's end a truly special and inclusive experience.
Good Value,Best and Selected Tours,
Nicholas West
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Nov 09, 2023


Annapurna Circuit and Base Camp Trek with Third Rock Adventures, led by guide Dhananjaya Bhatta, was an incredible journey through the heart of the Himalayas. Dhananjaya's expertise and knowledge added immeasurable value to this challenging and awe-inspiring trek. The trek itself is a blend of diverse landscapes, from lush valleys to high mountain passes, offering stunning panoramic views of snow-capped peaks. Dhananjaya's guidance and support were invaluable throughout the 18-day trek. His deep understanding of the terrain, coupled with a genuine passion for the region, made the journey not just a physical challenge but a cultural and educational experience. Overall, the Annapurna Circuit and Base Camp Trek with Third Rock Adventures and guide Dhananjaya Bhatta was an unforgettable, well-organized adventure, offering an intimate and profound exploration of the Himalayas
Kevin Wong
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Oct 21, 2023

I got violently sick and they took care of me like a mother to her only young child

I was supposed to do the Annapurna Circuit in 14 days. Long story short; I got violently sick and they took care of me like a mother to her only young child. They pampered me until I got better. I had an awesome time despite getting sick and would highly and strongly recommend Third Rock Adventures. Let me give you the details. Before leaving I have been so nervous and excited for three days, I barely slept. I didn't sleep at all on the flight and it took me about 27 hours including wait time for connections. First night in Kathmandu, I slept for about 2 hours. Next day was go time. We left the hotel around 5:30am to catch the cramped minibus to Besisahar. Then a shared Jeep to Chame. By the time we got there it was 9PM. We had a quick dinner and went to sleep. Unfortunately, I did not - again. Spend the whole night tossing and turning. At this point, it has been about 5 days and I slept for less than 8 hours. My body was in complete overdrive, nevertheless, I was still excited and ready to go. At breakfast, my body began to show signs of breakdown, but I ignored it because I have been waiting for this moment for about 30 years as it was my main to-do bucket list goal. And because I felt extremely fit. I've been a marathon runner for over 23 years and triathlete for 10 years. I workout at least 5 - 7 hours a week and most recently shifted my training towards trekking in the last couple of months. I got this. But after one bite of the breakfast omelet, I had to vomit multiple times. I should have stopped, but I brushed it off and marched on, finally heading for the trails. Lets just say that 3 hours into the 10 hour hike, I started puking again and had to turn back. The punking restarted after a couple hours of rest back in the tea house. It got so bad that Jaya (my guide) took control and called a private jeep to take me back to Besisahar. Mind you, we were not very high up at this point, only about 8,800 feet, just the start of the hike. But my body was overwhelmed from lack of sleep which exaggerated the effect of altitude sickness. After a 3 hour descent to Besisahar, I began to feel better and we decided to stay the night in Jagat. Jaya kept checking in on me to make sure I was okay. He was genuinely concerned; at one point, he even asked me to rest my head on his lap if I needed to during the ride. As soon as I got out of the Jeep, the puking started all over again. The next morning after another restless night, I couldn’t take it anymore. I had puked so much even my ribs and my chest started to cramp. I made a very rash decision - I canceled the rest of my hike and changed my flight to leave two days later. I lost my focus and desire. So Jaya rushed me into another Jeep back to Besisahar to the ER. All my vitals were fine and was told that the effects of the altitude sickness was already beginning to wane. But they gave me an IV and some medicine to calm me down and I dozed off for about an hour. Afterwards, we decided to head back to Kathmandu to see Naba. So what was so great about the trip? My headache started to clear midway back to Kathmandu. 8 hours later, by the time we got back to the hotel; after I showered, took the massage available in the hotel, was back to my old self again in a short time, despite still having no sleep. That night I met with Naba and his staff. He not only assured me that it would make everything right, but took me and along with his staff drinking and partying downstairs to cheer me up. I felt really connected with the team and felt that they cared about my safety. They wanted me to have a good time. The next day, Java gave me a tour of four different temples. We had a great time learning about the Nepalis cultures, customs, and its history. My most memorable times were spent on rooftop bars/restaurants looking over the temples and talking about our families and wives. He even took time to help me buy gifts for my family. And when we were done, we met with Naba once again to have drinks and dinner. I felt really valued. What kind of owner makes so much effort to make sure his client is happy? In total, we had three dinners together and he picked up the tabs. Where I come from, this is unheard of. This is the kind of customer service Third Rock Adventures offers. These kind acts not only salvaged my trips but made it so that I would want to go back again.
I like itinerary
Bucket List -top goal
Hanging out with my guide on rooftop bars look over the temples
Great service and they really want to make you happy
Morgan Barry
May 14, 2022

Good service

The company provides great service. I didn't expect much but offered more than I imagined. The journey to complete three treks in Annaapurna region was great opportunity for me. I learned and gain insight into many things of Nepal and the beautiful people there in the mountains. Frankly, they are welcoming and offer great hospitality. I was moved by their culture to welcome guest. Simialrly, their daily lifestyle was opposite to what we have. From food to dress and rituals, they are completely different. Every day I could embrace the high mountains, and beautiful scenery. It was magical.
I could complete 3 popular treks.
the moutnains and getting to know the lifestyle, culture and hospitality of local people.
Jamison Larsen
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May 11, 2022

Annapurna Base Camp, Circuit and poon Hill Trek

a few months before I was reading the reviews, and assessing it and now I am writing a review for this company. What a great way to recommend the travel company. If anyone wants to trek to Nepal, go with .local travel agency like Third Rock Adventures who cares for your success and safety from the very first day. I did 18 days trek to Poon Hill, ABC and Annapurna Circuit. The trek was a moderate trek for me. I was fully prepared, and exercised for 2 months before flying to Nepal. Naba suggested me some cardio exercise and I did know why. Bimal was highly energetic and professional. He made sure rooms were book advance and at good teahouses. Every small thing was handled smoothly. Great travel company for treks in Nepal.
Toni Klanac
Mar 31, 2022

Three treks done.

Shiva did a great job. He was professional and friendly. The trek itinerary was customized as I preferred. The team were professional. Highly recommended company.
Vincent Smith
Mar 24, 2022

Annapurna Circuit and Base Camp Trek

Last week did this beautiful combo trek through the Annapurna circuit and to the base camp of Annapurna. The main rewards are the gorgeous landscape and amazing mountain views. Crossing Cross Thorung La Pass was most demanding part of this trek. But if you are with an experienced guide, there's no mountain passes you can't cross. I loved the idea of going with guides like Dol, who is friendly, has local knowledge and good connection with people of the Annapurna region. It's a bonus you get.
Ashton Murphy
Mar 24, 2022

Wonderful job by Dol

Mr. Dol, a fine man did a wonderful job on this amazing trek. He was professional in every way. The trek at some point was tiresome but he encouraged me everytime. The view from Poon Hill, the base camp of Annapurna and Thorong La Pass is still fresh in my mind. Nepal is unbelievably heaven for trekkers. I am thankful to Dol for his great job on this adventure.
Ewa Kwiatkowska
Mar 21, 2022

Cicruit and Base Camp Trek

I successfully completed this trek. All thanks to my consultant and the trekking guide. Naba was friendly and helpful and now we are good friend. We share emails and text and will be visit Nepal again.
Evžen Mašek
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Mar 20, 2022

Great Trek.

My first trek in Nepal with a great guide of Third Rock Adventures. My friend Artur find it difficult to cross the mountain pass called Thorong La. The guide pushed him to do it and encouraged till he again trek normally. The Nepal landscape is unbelievable, mountains on all side. ABC trek, Poon Hill trek and the circuit all done in just 18 days.
Marijn De Dobbeleer
Mar 20, 2022

Fanstatic Trek

My first adventure with Third Rock Adventures and everything was beyond my expectation. The itinerary was unique, the guide was amazing and the service was exceptional. I highly recommend this travel company based in Thamel, Nepal.
Karson Lowery
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Mar 19, 2022

Three treks

Completed this trek last week and writing this review to thank Mr. Bimal for his great contribution for the success of the trek. I am grateful to Naba as well for suggesting me this trek. Having done EBC trek, this trek was easy for me, but not to be underestimated. Poon Hill, ABC and Thorong La pass checked in just 18 days. Great trek!
Maverick Park
Mar 19, 2022

Loved the trek

I chose this itinerary because I loved the idea of completing 3 treks in just 18 days. Naba suggested me this trek and I am thankful to him. My guide was friendly and supportive throughout the trek. The first part of the trek was a hard for me, but once I crossed thoronglapass, and headed to Poon Hill it gradually changed to easy trek for me. Overal the servic was good, and the team were fantastic.
Adelaida Brion
Mar 10, 2022

Great Trek

It was a great trek, but I felt it a bit challenging. My guide Bmal encouraged me everytime so IM thankful to him for being such a great guide. It was a great trek.
Joseph Broad
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Mar 10, 2021

Circuit of Mt. Annapurna with best team

My girlfriend and I were looking to do a trek, we had no trekking experience and didn't know which company to choose as there are so many in Kathmandu. My internet research made me to select Third Rock Adventures because of their great reviews and products. This finally turned out to be one of the best decision we made. The trip we did with them, we would never forget their hospitality and services. Naba, the founder, was very informative and was happy to answer all of our questions. He was very patient and was not pushy at all. There were some trek guides in the Third Rock Office too which was very useful and made us feel at ease and very happy to be booking through them. The trek itself was brilliant, the service we received from our guide, Babu, and porter was faultless and they went out of their way to make the trek personal and very enjoyable for us. The company was happy to agree trek prices at competitive prices. We were very happy with our trek, and the price we paid, and we would definitely recommend their trekking service.
Rodrigo Da Luz
Mar 09, 2021

Annapurna Circuit and Base Camp at a time

Me and my friend had a wonderful experience of trekking in Annapurna region Nepal .Wonderful trek was planned in detail without losing personal touch. We really had a great time with Third Rock Adventures and their professional team. The company owners and staff are very helpful . I have never seen this type of natural beauty in the world. Really my heart is touching with Annapurna Mountain. We did both the circuit and base camp together in a single trip and very happy for that. And other nepalese culture I would certainly recommend Third Rock Adventures for anyone traveling to Nepal. A big obrigada and Namaste.
Wojciech Nowak
Feb 08, 2021

Best travel experience we had , Annapurna Base Camp and Circuit together

Annapurna Circuit together with base camp - my first trek in Nepal I've spent half a month in Nepal with my travel company Third Rock Adventures. It was my first trek in Himalaya. I've chosen Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Base Camp because it seems very interesting and not too difficult for the first time. Because I've decided to travel alone it was very important for me to choose the best trekking agency. I've decided for Third Rock Adventures. They helped me in all arrangements before my travel. They treated each problem very seriously before and during my trek. My trek from the beginning to the end was as in the schedule. Trek was prepared perfectly. My guide, Bimal, was very friendly, always ready for help and each day offered a good mood. In this way we were a good team. Eventually it was possible to visit Annapurna Base Camp because we had enough time for it. Finally I have to say that this way it was journey of my life and in the future if I decide to visit Nepal again I will ask the same agency for help. Thank you everyone who helped me make this trip a success story.
Fernando Amaya
Oct 08, 2020

Awesome view and trail of Annapurna Circuit

It was my great luck to do Annapurna circuit and had a wonderful time with the fantastic team of Third Rock Adventures. The circuit is a bit touristic, but still the nature is phenomenal and in the off season its really not crowded, in November the weather is still great. I did the tour with a great company which Id like to write about here. The team of Third Rock Adventures are really professional and care a lot about their costumers. They can provide you nearly everything and the prices are really reasonable, especially compared to other trekking agencies. Everyone I met was really friendly and welcoming and I always had a good feeling. The guide and porter who traveled with me were really friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend the services and team of Third Rock Adventures.

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