The Alternative Annapurna Circuit Trek in Nepal

The Alternative Annapurna Circuit Trek in Nepal

Discover the magnificent Annapurna circuit away from the crowds on this unique undiscovered trek with quality camping accommodation.

Location: Annapurna National Park, Nepal

Holiday Price
Adult from: 2150€
Prices will vary depending on your dates, party size and / or accommodation choice.

Included in Your Price:

  • 2 nights hotel bed and breakfast accommodation in Kathmandu
  • 1 night half board (evening meal and breakfast) hotel accommodation near Pokhara
  • 10 nights full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) camping accommodation on the trek
  • English speaking Nepalese guide for duration of your trip
  • Team of sherpas, cooks and logistics staff for carrying baggage and organising and cooking during camp
  • Satellite telephone (for emergency use during trek where no mobile telephone signal)
  • Organisation and logistics of trek with camping
  • Camping equipment (dome tents, camping mattresses, kitchen tent and cooking equipment)
  • Airport transfers from Kathmandu airport to hotel
  • Overland transport (bus and 4x4) to start of trek and back to Kathmandu
  • All trekking permits and access to the Annapurna National Park
  • A tree planted on your behalf to help with your carbon offsetting

Extras to pay for before and during trip:

  • Flights to Kathmandu (we can help you choose the best flights to book)
  • Nepalese visa (you can get this at Kathmandu airport on arrival - around 40$)
  • Travel Insurance (make sure it includes repatriation and mountain rescue)
  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • Guide tips

This trip is unavailable for 2021 but will be back for 2022. 

Please do get in touch if you would like to reserve a place for 2022.

The Alternative Annapurna Circuit:

The beauty and pull of the highest mountain range in the world attracts thousands of tourists. The classic Annapurna circuit trek is one of the most popular and spectacular long distance treks you can do, but even if you go in low season you will be sharing this experience with the rest of the world. 

Along with our team of trusted local and professional guides we have put together a unique trekking circuit away from the main tourist hot spots and lodges to discover this magnificent mountain range. It isn't every day you go to the Himalayas so it is all the more special when you can enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of the Manaslu, Lamjung, Machhapuchhare and the Annapurna all to yourself! 

The trek starts in the same place as the classic circuit but goes up to the east following a magnificent ridge with stunning  views of the mountains, equally dramatic to those seen on the classic route which is over to the west. It is a wild area habited by remote Nepalese villages and farmers and you will be following their footpaths through the mountains, wild rhododendron forests and high Himalayan pastures.

As it is uncommercialised, there are no lodges to stay in so accommodation is camping, which our team of Nepalese guides, sherpas, cooks and logisticians will set up for you each night.

Holiday Highlights:

  • Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the Lamjung, Manaslu, Annapurna and Machapuchre away from the crowds
  • Trek in one of the most spectacular mountain ranges in the world
  • Discover authentic Nepalese villages off the beaten track and meet the locals
  • Walk through wild rhododendron forests
  • Trek ancient paths off the tourist track 
  • Comfortable lodge at the end of your trek


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The trek starts in Kathmandu and although we don't include flights with the trip, we can help you choose your flights.

Once you have arrived in Kathmandu, our guides will meet you and look after you from there.