Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Trip Duration: 18 Days

1199$ (Per Person)

(Difficulty Level)

  • Best Season

    Sep, Oct, Nov, Mar, Apr & May

  • Highest Altitude

    5416m m

  • Transportation

    Tourist Bus & Private car

  • Group Size

    0

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Witness the enormity of the Himalayan ranges traversing through one of the most popular trekking trails of Nepal among adventure lovers, Annapurna Circuit trails.

Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the much treasured adventurous trekking voyage that takes trekkers around the entire Annapurna massif reaching one of the highest Thorung La Pass at the elevation of 5,416 meters. With the diverse wildlife and vegetation, as well as the rich culture where villages and rustic dwellings have seemingly scrambled up to perch atop rocky outcrops and vertiginous makes this trek genuinely memorable experience. The serene Himalayan nature of Annapurna is waiting for you to take your most adventurous voyage of your life.

If you desire to experience that thrilling feeling of Himalayan adventure, the Annapurna Circuit Trek is the perfect choice for you. This trek takes you around the significant trails of Annapurna backed with picturesque Annapurna massif; a natural amphitheater formed by the magnificent peaks of Annapurna range. The vast amphitheater of the Annapurna Sanctuary is encircled by the famous Himalayan mountains like the Machhapuchhre or ‘Fishtail’ (6,997 m), Gangapurna (7,454 m) Annapurna I (8,091 m), unclimbed Fang (7,647 m) and Annapurna South (7,273 m). The forest of Rhododendron and oaks and lively hamlets inhabited by different cultures along the route of this trek ensures an exciting trek to the Annapurna region.

Combined voyage of the views of vast and pristine glaciers with the culturally enriched places, the Annapurna Circuit Trek bestow trekkers with the unforgettable experiences of a lifetime. So, if you seriously want to put your trekking passion to the test, this scenic and outstanding mountain journey to Annapurna is ideal option for you.

If you only wish to visit Annapurna Base Camp, we have special package ready for you: 13 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek.


  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport (1,400 m)

    Welcome to Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Kathmandu airport, one of our Airport Representatives will be on hand to wholeheartedly greet you and transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu. In the evening, we will have a final briefing about the trek in the Annapurna region. Overnight at the hotel.

     

  • Day 2: Exploration Day in Kathmandu Valley

    Before going for an adventurous journey in the Himalayas, we take a day to explore the remarkable UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu valley. We will visit the architecturally ironic Kathmandu Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the monkey temple sacred to Buddhist Swoyambhunath and the holy site Boudhanath Stupa. These all holy places possess many ancient temples, statues, monasteries, stupas with great cultural significance are the best ways to get insight into Nepalese history and culture. After a beautiful day, we drive to our office for a brief meeting about our trek and to make you familiar with our professional guides and your fellow travelers. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

     

  • Day 3: Drive to Besishahar by Bus (820 m)

    Today, we start our journey into the mountains with an exciting drive from Kathmandu towards Besishahar. We drive through a winding road along the graceful Trishuli River relishing the typical roadside houses, beautiful landscapes, and lush green forests along the way. We get the first glimpse of Annapurna II, Machhapuchhre, Lamjung Himal from north of Besishahar, a start point of our Annapurna Circuit route. Overnight at Hotel in Besishahar.

     

  • Day 4: Trek to Bahundanda (1,430 m)

    Starting the day early in the morning, we take a jeep drive for about 3-4 hours to beautiful Syange from where we’ll take the easy and smooth stroll of our journey. The first day of our trip on foot from Besishahar to Bahundanda can be brutally hot and can be a long climb. We pass beautiful small villages of Khudi, Bhulbhule, and Ngadi and reach Bahundanda. Ngadi provides the good vies of the snow-capped mountains. Overnight at a tea house in Bahundanda.

     

  • Day 5: Trek to Tal (1,700 m) via Chamje (1,410 m)

    Hiking alongside the nimble Marshyangdi river, today head towards Tal crossing beautiful small villages of Ghermu, Jagat and Chamje. The waterfalls of Ghermu and Chamje are breathtaking. We cross different suspension bridges along the way enjoying the riveting nature of the Himalayas. Climbing sharply through the slippery and challenging route and striding along a rocky trail, we go downhill to grassy riverbank which leads us to Tal. It’s a nice place to stay for the night, sitting in an open valley on a naturally dammed section of the river. Overnight at a tea house in Tal.

     

  • Day 6: Trek to Bagarchhap (2,160m)

     Today, we trek through beautiful villages of Karte and Dharapani to reach our today’s rest stop, Bagarchhap. Approaching through the steeply-forested village of Karte along the waterfalls and cliffs and crossing a suspension bridge, we reach Dharapani village where we can find a stone entrance Chorten typical of the Tibetan influenced communities. We then slowly hike to the Bagarchhap that offers the typical flat-roofed stone houses of local Tibetans people design. Overnight in Bagarchhap.

     

  • Day 7: Trek to Chame (2,630)

    After breakfast, today we ramble through rough and rocky trail and few forested ridges on our way to Chame. As we leave Bagarchhap, the next village we pass is Danaqyu. From Danaqyu, we can either pass from Thanchowk or from Latamarang to get to Koto where there are a beautiful Tibetan Buddhist Monastery and magnificent mountain vistas. As we enter Chame, the district headquarters of Manang, we can feel the Buddhist culture reflecting from Buddhist nunneries. Throughout the trek, we are rewarded with the marvelous views of Annapurna massifs and Lamjung Himal. The town is luxurious than the previous one, so can rest for the night at a luxurious guesthouse.

     

  • Day 8: Trek to Pisang (3,300 m)

    Today, we hike tough trails passing through a dark forest in a narrow valley and cross a river on a long bridge towards our rest point for the day, Upper Pisang. On the way after passing another bridge, we get the implausible view of a dramatic Paungda Danda rock face curved like a bowl rising 1,500m from the river. After passing Bhratang and Dhukur Pokhari villages, we finally reach Upper Pisang which offers a magnificent view of Annapurna II. This Buddhist settlement has old-fashioned school lodging and an active Tibetan Buddhist Monastery which is worth visiting for the sunrise and sunset chants. We will rest for the night here at Upper Pisang.

     

  • Day 9: Trek to Manang (3,500m)

    Today, we can wake up early in the morning to get the mesmeric view of sunrise rising across Annapurna II.  After breakfast, we start our trek with ease through pine forest. The trail takes us gently up to the top of the ridge from where we can see the beautiful Manang Valley including the offering view the towering peaks of Gangapurna, Annapurna II & III, Tilicho and more. After passing the beautiful high elevated villages Ghyaru and Ngawal, we reach Humde. Continuing the trek, we pass another traditionally built village Braga from here it is less than hour hike to beautiful Manang, a pleasant place to spend the night and also a rest day. Overnight at Manang.

     

  • Day 10: Acclimatization Day at Manang

    Today, we take our first acclimatization day to get accustomed with the high altitude milieu before continuing the journey to more high elevation. Manang is a pleasurable enough abode for resting. We can spend the whole day hiking around and overviewing the magnificent views around the village. A hike to Bhojo Gumpa or Gangapurna Lake can be an ideal option. Or, if you have any health and safety concerns, we can visit volunteer doctors at the Himalayan Rescue Association.  At the end of the day, we return to our place and have a night rest.

     

  • Day 11: Trek to Letdar (4,200 m)

    Continuing the journey again, today we leave Manang valley and head towards Letdar. We climb steadily through Tenki, crossing the Marshyangdi Valley, and continuing the trek through the Jarsang Khola Valley, we reach Yak Kharka, a small village with three guesthouses. And after a short hike from here, we get to today’s destination, Letdar. Overnight at Letdar.

     

  • Day 12: Trek to Thorung Phedi (4,500 m) - Base of Thorung La

    As we are at the high elevation, we take it easy and hike smoothly treasuring each step in the Himalayas. Today the trails are mostly uphill up to Thorung Phedi. After descending for a while to cross the river, we climb uphill and pass through soaring cliffs to reach Thorung Phedi, sited at the base of Thorung La Pass. It’s the highest place we rest on for the night on this whole trek. Regardless of its altitude, it offers the most excellent lodging facilities with cafes and bakeries.  Overnight at Thorung Phedi.

     

  • Day 13: Trek to Muktinath (3,710 m) Crossing Thorung La (5,416 m) continue

    Today is the major highlight of this whole trek as we finally cross the highest elevated place of the journey, Thorung La Pass (5,416 m).  This day will be the most treasurable one for you as you gaze at the high peaks of the Himalayas. We begin our day hike with a downhill walk first along Marshyangdi river and gradually hike up to one of the highest passes in the world, Thorung La Pass.  As we pass through, we are rewarded with the stunning views of high Himalayas. After crossing the enthralling pass, the trail leads us a long way down to Muktinath, a religious place to both Hindus and Buddhists. The holy place has many temples, monasteries, and shrines. Muktinath temple is a major attraction of this place. We rest for the night in Muktinath.

     

  • Day 14: Trek to Jomsom (2,720 m)

    After visiting some of the sacred sites of Muktinath including the Vishnu Temple and a Gompa, we continue our trek downhill towards Jomsom. We pass through Ranipauwa village and beautiful Tibetan elegance village Kagbeni. Today's trek is almost 5 hours as we make our way to the town of Jomsom. Overnight at Jomsom.

     

  • Day 15: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (827 m)

    Today our trekking on feet finally ends as we fly from Jomsom to the beautiful city of lakes, Pokhara. We take a fifteen-minutes scenic flight back to Pokhara. The whole day is free to explore the beautiful city of lakes. We can visit Phewa Lake and get on a boat to see the famous Bindhabasini Temple placed in the center of the Phewa lake. In addition to that, we can go for a tour to Davis fall, Gupteshwor Cave, Seti river gorge, Tibetan Refugee camps, World Peace Pagoda and more if the time is in our favor. In the evening, we will take you out for dinner in a famous Nepalese restaurant. Overnight at Pokhara.

     

  • Day 16: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,400 m)

    After breakfast in the morning, we say goodbye to the beautiful city Pokhara and leave the phenomenal mountains behind and drive to Kathmandu. If you want, you can go shopping. In the evening, we have a farewell dinner and enjoy some Nepalese cultural program.

     

  • Day 17: Final Departure

    The long adventurous voyage of yours in Nepal ends today. We will gratefully drop you at the International airport 2-3 hours before your flight schedule. You will be flying back to home with lots of memories from Nepal to cherish for the rest of your life.


service include

    • Airport Pick up and drop
    • Accommodation with breakfast two star hotel Kathamndu & Pokhara.
    • Tourist Bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara both way.
    • Flight ticket from Jomsom to Pokhara
    • Three meals a day while trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) as indicated by the itinerary.
    • Accommodation while trekking in twin sharing basis mountain lodges / guesthouses.
    • All trekking and related permit & fees.
    • English speaking, professional guides and porters.

service exclude

    • International air fare
    • Meals at airports and whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Entry Visa fee
    • Insurance which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, theft expenses.

    • Lightweight walking boots & a pair of track shoes 
    • Guaranteed Waterproof & rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho.
    • Windproof, waterproof trousers are necessary on all treks going above 10.00ft.
    • A tracksuit useful for wearing in camp and in the tent.
    • 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts.
    • Loose cotton pants, long sleeved –shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.
    • A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best.
    • 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
    • 2 pairs of thin and 2 pair of thick woolen socks.
    • Down jacket, Woolen shirts and thick sweaters for winter December, January & February.
    • Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking.
    • Daypack: toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc. 
    • Water bottle, sunglasses
    • 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones. 
    • Toiletries with small towels
    • Small headlamp or torch with spare batteries 
    • Raincoat (optional), which is useful when it rains. 

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