Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek

  • Max Altitude 5,420m
  • Vehicle Private Vehicle
  • Best Season Spring and Autumn
  • Trip Duration 22 days

Trip Overview

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most exciting journeys in the Annapurna Region. Annually a lot of people love to do this trek. Similarly, the Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the best trekking journeys to do with your family and friends.

Also, it is one of the most enchanting treks in Nepal. Since the world first noticed the Himalayas of Nepal through the telescope.

The Annapurna circuit trek covers around three hundred kilometers to make a whole spherical of the massif. And this trek is one of the maximum colorful and outstanding routes in Nepal.

The direction follows the Marsyangdi valley to Manang and climbs to the zenith of the trek referred to as Thorung La pass. And similarly strolls right down to the banks of Kaligandaki; the private gorge withinside the world.

The actual treasure of the Annapurna circuit trek is its landscape. The path initiates in warm and humid subtropical climates and withinside the fields of rice paddy. And slowly escalates via lush inexperienced deep gorges. All of the ways as much as the alpine area of Manang vicinity with the awe-inspiring mountain panorama.

Circuit Trek

Along with the landscape, the dwellers withinside the area are relatively rustic. Their tradition and religion are eternal and the homes, in addition to the monasteries, are archaic.

The Gurungs and Ghales of the southern end, the Manag of Manang, and the Thakali of the Mustang vicinity show a top-notch blend of way of life as well as faith.

The Annapurna circuit trek course is as properly completely inhabited and the teahouses run by the locals provide an outstanding possibility to change talks and share the subculture and traditions.

The seabuckthorn juice, warm soup and meal at each stop, and a snug mattress through the cease of the day make this trek extra stunning.

The lush inexperienced knoll is normally of Rhododendron of virtually every hue, observed through the pine and the alpine shrubs that are inhabited by monkeys, Himalayan Thar, musk deer, and plenty of different stunning creatures.

Annapurna Circuit Trek

The Annapurna Circuit is one of the best treks in Nepal, if not the world. This conventional circuit trek is an exceedingly numerous and especially stunning journey.

Dramatic deep gorges, bleak excessive mountain passes, Buddhist temples, picturesque farming villages, and all of the most important mountains of the Annapurna Massif.

To attain the beginning of the trek, we drive first down the primary Pokhara avenue from Kathmandu after which comply with the Marshyangdi River to Besisahar.

The trek right starts right here, crossing and re-crossing the gorge carved with the aid of using the Marshyangdi River on suspension bridges earlier than you attain Manang, the most important village on the route.

An acclimatization day is taken right here to put together for crossing the Thorung La which is the very best factor of the trek at 5416m. From there you descend gradually with lots of up and down alongside the path till you attain Jomsom.

We cease our experience with an awesome mountain flight to Pokhara after which a second flight to Kathmandu.

Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy magnificent mountain views across to Mustang and western Tibet
  • Explore two high pass crossings at Kang La (5320m) and Thorong La (5416m)
  • Walk into the remote Nar Valley
  • Observe Manaslu (8156m), the world’s 7th highest mountain
  • Enjoy a Himalayan mountain flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Jomsom
  • Explore Kathmandu valley at the beginning of the tour.


Day 01

Arrive in Kathmandu

On this day, one will arrive in Kathmandu and move to the hotel. When you arrive at the hotel, take a break, relax and observe the surroundings. Members of our team will inform you about the itinerary on the same day.

Day 02

Sightseeing in Kathmandu city and Patan City

While our trekking team is busy preparing for the trip. We have the privilege of roaming the city and seeing some interesting historical relics. I visited Swayambunath on this day. It is also famous as Monkey Temple and Basantapur Durbar Square. The courtyard of the old palace and Durbar Square on the same day

Day 03

Kathmandu - Besi Sahar (760m) 06:00hrs. Drive.

On the third day of your Annapurna Circuit Trek, we drive from Kathmandu to Besi Sahar. After breakfast, we drive to Besi Sahar from Kathmandu for a seven-hour drive. Furthermore, after reaching Besi Sahar we will all rest at a comfortable lodge for the night and enjoy their wonderful hospitality

Day 04

Besi Sahar - Bahundanda (1310m) 06:00hrs

Today we begin the trek from Besishahar, and pass Khudi (790m), then attain Gurung village. Trek keep from Khudi to Bhulbhule (825m), en-course you may see scenic view of mountains and way of life of Nepalese people. Today is our second day in Bahundanda(1310m). Overnight in Lodge.

Day 05

Bahundanda - Chamje (1430m) 06:00hrs

Today we cross the Marsyangdi River on a suspension bridge, then we follow the river to the stone village of Jagat seeing waterfalls and forests in Chamje (1,430m). Overnight in Lodge.

Day 06

Chamje – Bagarchap (2160m) 05:00hrs

After breakfast, the day starts with the rocky path following the Marsyandi Rivers step by step uphill to Tal (1,675m), the primary village withinside the Manang district. Our adventure maintains up and right down to Dharapani (1,890m). On the path to Bagarchhap crossing the apple and maize fields, you may see normal Tibetan kinds of homes at Bagarchhap (2160m). Overnight in Lodge.

Day 07

Bagarchap - Chame (2670m) 06:00hrs

Today treks continue via the forest. We attain the Chame, that’s the headquarters of the Manang district. Along this course, you’ll bring to the nearby community, that have migrated from Tibet centuries ago, sizeable through their bodily capabilities and way of life with structure and livelihood matching to Tibet. From Chame, you’ll see first-rate perspectives of Annapurna II. Overnight in lodge.

Day 08

Chame - Pisang, (3200m) 05:00hrs

The trek today starts via a deep forest in a steep and narrow valley, crossing the river on a long bridge (2,910m). Furthermore, after the trail joins to ascend to Pisang (3200m). Overnight in Lodge.

Day 09

Pisang- Manang, (3540m) 04:00hrs

Today all of us will trek to a part of the Manang district. Leaving Pisang, we’ve got each trail from the north and the south of the Marsyangdi River which meets at Mungji. The southern path via way of means of Hongde, with a home airfield (3,325m). From Mungji, the path maintains beyond the attractive hidden village of Bryanga (3,475m) to the close Manang (3,540m). Overnight in Lodge.

Day 10

Manang- rest day for acclimatization

Today is an important day in our journey because today we will be having an acclimatization day in Manang. Similarly, we will also have an exploration day on the same day.

Day 11

Manang – Yak Kharka (4018m) 04:00hrs

The trek continuies from Manang, and the trails pass Tenki Manang, leaving the Marsyangi valley. Along the Jarsang Khola, we will reach Yak Kharka at 4,018m. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 12

Yak Kharka - Thorung Phedi (4450m) 03:00hrs

After breakfast, three hours walk and the trail cross the river at 4,310m. After that, you climb up to Thorung Phedi (4450m). Overnight in Lodge.

Day 13

Thorung Phedi - Thorung La (5416m) - Muktinath (3760m) 08:00hrs

Today is the main hard day withinside the entire trip. We early morning awaken around 04 am to attain the by skip via way of means of 08/09 am in any other case robust winds will affect the adventure to Thorung La Pass (5416m). Sometimes issues might also additionally rise because of the awful climate and altitude and are regularly protected via way of means of heavy snow to the passes. Around 04 hours climb as much as the by skip; you may see beautiful perspectives from the pinnacle of the Thorungla. After another 04 hours of hiking, you may reach the holy metropolis of Muktinath. Muktinath path vicinity of Nirvana. It is stated that each problem you experience is comforted whilst traveling the Temple, which is a sacred pilgrimage web website online for each Hindu and Buddhist. The Temple is devoted to Lord Vishnu. Temple has 108 waterspouts around it. Another appeal close by the Temple has a stunning herbal spring and an everlasting flame fueled via way of means of herbal gas. The important pilgrimage month is September.

Day 14

Muktinath - Jomsom, (2720m) 05:00hrs

After Thorung Phedi and Thorung La, we come to Muktinath and from Muktinath, the trek continues to Jomsom at an altitude of 2720m. Similarly, the trek runs for almost five hours where you will be able to enjoy the extreme beauty of the place. Likewise, Jomsom is one of the best places in the region.

Day 15

Jomsom – Larjung (2550m) 04:00hrs

From Jomsom, we trek to Marpha which is very famous for apples all over the world. Similarly, this is a small beautiful village full of typical Thakalis and Tibetans. Furthermore, the trip resumes along the Kaligandaki river, you will reach Tukuche which is famous for its distillery of apples. Then, after a one-hour trek, you will reach Larjung. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 16

Larjung- Ghasa (2010m) 04:00hrs

Today you may go to the Kaligandaki river on a bridge and begin to trek alongside the small village with pine woodland. After hours you may reach Kalopani. You can have lunch at Kalopani and maintains hiking in dense woodland to Ghasa. After hours you may attain Ghasa. Today you could discover the innermost gorges on the Earth at Ghasa. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 17

Ghasa - Tatopani, (1190m) 05:00hrs

After breakfast, trek to Tatopani seeing great perspectives of Annapurna South and Neelgiri and lots of waterfalls. After hiking for approximately 04 hours, you’ll attain Tatopani. Tatopani is called a warm spring, in which you may get herbal warm water all of the time. People believed that may remedy their disorder evidently by getting a tub of this water. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 18

Tatopani – Shikha (1935m) 04:00hrs

After breakfast trek for four hours, you will reach the beautiful village of Shikha (1935). Furthermore, you can explore local people’s lifestyles. Overnight in Lodge

Day 19

Shikha - Ghorepani, (2850m) 04:00hrs

Today trek to Ghorepani. It takes 04 hours to Ghorepani. From Ghorepani, you may see the entire Annapurna variety and the everyday Magar village. You can get a cultural understanding of the existence of the Magar humans on the path to Ghorepani. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 20

Ghorepani –Poonhil (3200m) - Nayapul (1070m)-Pokhara 07:00hrs

Early morning hike to Poonhill, you will see the stunning view of the Annapurna Himalayan range. After breakfast at Ghorepani trek via the dense woodland of rhododendron to Banthanti. Trek maintains right down to Ulleri in which you need to observe the stone staircase. On the path to Birethanti. You can see the terrific view of the lowlands gorge and Annapurna south consisting of the rice terraces. Our trek ends at Nayapul and drives us to Pokhara, night free. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 21

Pokhara – Kathmandu

On the 21st day of our trip, we travel from Pokhara to Kathmandu on a scenic flight where you can enjoy the beautiful landscape of the place

Day 22

Kathmandu – Departure

Today, our tour departure representative will drop you at the international airport for your departure from Kathmandu


What’s Included

  • All arrival and departure transfer by Private AC vehicle
  • 01 Full day Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour by Private vehicle with English speaking Guide
  • 03 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB ( Bed & Breakfast) Basis
  • 01 night hotel accommodation in Pokhara on BB ( Bed & Breakfast) Basis
  • Tea house lodge accommodation with three meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • English speaking trekking guide with porter with their insurance
  • Trekking permit (Conservation fee) & TIMS card

What’s Not included

  • International Airfare.
  • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Entrance fee to all the sightseeing places
  • Personal equipment.
  • Travel / medical insurance.
  • Single room supplement fee if need
  • Tips for the trekking guide and porter
  • Shower charge during the trek
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, (including cold drinks and mineral water)
  • Extra expenses if unavoidable circumstances such as weather hazards, political unrest, and avalanches

Useful Info

Best time to visit Annapurna Circuit Trek

Nepal is a country of full wonders so annually a lot of visitors are keen to visit Nepal. The other main reason to visit Nepal is its beautiful mountains and peaks. Similarly, one of the main attractions of Nepal is Annapurna Circuit Trek. Likewise, the best time to visit Annapurna Circuit Trek is during the autumn and spring season at this time of the year you will travel in the clear sky and enjoy the full extent of the trip

Difficulties of Annapurna Circuit Trek


Accommodation is very important on your tour. Without proper accommodation, you cannot do this tour. So, it is the most important factor for your trip. Furthermore, if you travel here during the on seasons you will find jampacked lodges and hotels. Therefore, to prevent that you have to book accommodation facilities 3-4 months before your trip.

Trails and route

Choosing a suitable trail and routes for any kind of tour and travel at the high altitudes in Nepal is very important. Similarly, you will find suitable Trails and routes here during the spring and autumn seasons. During this time of the year, most of the days are sunny and this will help you travel on the easier trails. However, if you travel here during the rainy seasons the trails get slippery and hard to travel. So, it is also mounted as one of the challenges during your Annapurna Circuit Trek.

Climate and weather

Climate and weather in any kind of trekking or traveling in Nepal play a very important role. Therefore, choosing the best time for your travel is very important. Without a suitable climate during your tour, it will be very difficult. So, you have to choose the best time for your travel to enjoy the full extent of your trip. Moreover, the best time to visit the Annapurna Circuit Trek is during the spring season to fully enjoy the trip.

Lack of guides and porters

One of the most important factors to complete a trip at a high altitude is the support of proper guides and porters. Similarly, if you travel here during the on-seasons it will be very challenging for you to hire suitable guides and porters. So, we recommend you hire a guide before you travel here. And, this will make your visit easy. 

Equipment required

Having proper types of equipment during the Annapurna Circuit Trek is very important. Likewise, here are some important lists of equipment for your Annapurna Circuit Trek.

  • First-aid kit.
  • Knife or multi-tool.
  • Hiking backpack.
  • Weather-appropriate clothing think moisture-wicking and layers
  • Hiking boots or shoes
  • Plenty of food
  • Plenty of water
  • Navigation tools such as a map and compass

Travel Insurance Required

Your travel insurance is very important for you at your Annapurna Circuit Trek. Because the Annapurna Circuit Trek is at a high altitude and is a high-altitude trek. So, having your travel insurance with you can be quite helpful. Similarly, if you have your travel insurance with you at your Annapurna Circuit Trek this will help you choose a suitable policy for your trek in the time of emergency

Safety and Security

The safety and security of your visitors are of utmost priority to us at Travel Nepal Now. so, you can feel free and travel with us. We will be there for you at any time during the trek.



When is the best time to visit the Annapurna Circuit trek?

The best time to do the Annapurna Circuit Trek is during the time of Spring and Autumn Seasons. At this time of the year in the Annapurna Region, the climate and weather are stable for trekking.

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