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    Annapurna Circuit Trekking

    Annapurna Circuit Trekking

    • Destination
    • Durations
      16 days
    • Trip Difficulty
    • Activities
      Adventure Trekking
    • Accommodation
      Tea House
    • Meals
      Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Vehicle
      Local Transports
    • Max. People
    • Trip Mode
      Hotels and local lodges.
    • Areas of Trek
      Annapurna Himalaya region.


    • Spectacular views of the Himalayan range, including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Langtang, among others.
    • A diverse landscape that takes you through lush green forests, rocky terrain, and high-altitude passes.
    • The opportunity to interact with locals from different ethnic groups, including Gurung, Thakali, and Manangba, and learn about their culture, traditions, and way of life.
    • Crossing the challenging Thorong La Pass at an altitude of 5,416 meters, which offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains.
    • Visit the sacred Hindu temple of Muktinath and immerse yourself in the spiritual and cultural significance of the site.
    • Trek through charming mountain villages like Manang, Pisang, and Kagbeni, and experience the unique architecture, cuisine, and lifestyle of the locals.
    • Walk along the Kali Gandaki River, one of the deepest gorges in the world, and witness the unique geological formations and natural beauty of the region.
    • Enjoy the diverse flora and fauna of the Annapurna region, including rhododendron forests, oak trees, and different species of birds and wildlife.
    • Witness the sunrise over the Himalayas from Poon Hill, offering a panoramic view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.
    • Explore the ancient monasteries, chortens, and shrines on the way, and learn about the Buddhist and Hindu influences in the region.

    Annapurna Circuit Trekking 16 days

    Trekking the Annapurna circuit will delight all trekkers in this scenic and cultural adventure. Surely, your time will be enjoyable, facing constant views of the alluring panorama of mountains on these beautiful walks.

    Annapurna circuit is one of the few areas on this planet blessed with natural wonders. From climate scenery landscapes to varied impressive cultures, you will witness this amazing adventure.

    The Trek to Annapurna circuit is listed as world’s top ten adventure destinations. The reason behind this is you will start walking from low warm paddy fields of sub-tropical temperatures to cooler green hills. Furthermore, you will move on toward the arctic zone of ice and glaciers at the magnificent high Manang Valley.

    As climate changes while trekking, green vegetation and tall trees are replaced by dwarf bushes of juniper and azalea. This happens within arid and barren landscapes enclosed between the high peaks of Annapurna and Chulus peaks.

    Our fabulous Annapurna Circuit Trekking commences with an interesting overland journey from the capital Kathmandu. Head to the Mid-West Himalaya range to begin our walks from the warm low country following the raging Marysangdi River right up to its glacial source at Manang valley.

    Then walk into high cooler hills covered with lovely woodland of tall rhododendron-magnolia-pines-oaks to fir tree lines. As well as visit farm hill villages of varied Nepalese old cultures of both Hinduism and Buddhism. When our route leads to higher areas, we enter a country dominated by the Buddhist religion with fascinating ancient traditions and age-old heritage.

    On reaching the scenic and beautiful high Manang valley after passing the villages of Jagat-Dharapani and Chame town, tree lines disappear. The deserted and arid country of Manang will provide rest days to get acclimatize before heading over the high and scenic Thorang-la pass.

    Manang village is enriched with old colorful Buddhist culture. So, visit its impressive monastery. Then our adventure continues facing views of high snow-clad peaks to reach the highest spot of the journey at Thorang-la pass. Annapurna Circuit trek altitude is 5,416 m at Thorang la pass. From there, enjoy the spectacular panorama of surrounding beautiful landscapes and views of the Dhaulagiri-Annapurna and Chulus peaks.

    A long descent brings you to the lower Mustang area in the holy Muktinath temple premises. Explore the sacred Hindu temple, a famous pilgrimage spot for Hindu and Buddhist worshipers. The name Muktinath means a place to liberate yourself.

    From this high and exciting village, drop to Kaligandaki River valley to reach Jomsom, the headquarter of Mustang district. And then, head towards warmer areas through the Kaligandaki River gorge, in between the giant peaks of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. Moreover, Kaligandaki is the world’s deepest gorge (20 times deeper than Grand Canyon in the USA).

    As the adventure continues, head low into warmer paddy field areas and the farm village of Tatopani. A place with a natural hot spring to refresh you. Then take a long climb back into the dense rhododendron forest to reach at Ghorepani. And hike to Poon Hill for an awesome panorama of a mountain range with stunning sunrise views.

    After eyeing the pleasant panorama of Annapurna-Dhaulagiri and Manaslu range with majestic Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail and sunrise, get back to Pokhara city. Enjoy its serene Phewa Lake, located on the lap of the massive Annapurna Himalayas.

    Pokhara is a lovely tourist and renowned city of Nepal as well as other Himalayan regions. Here are adventurous walks and remarkable journeys complete with wonderful memories and great experiences on Annapurna Circuit Trekking.

    Best Seasons for Annapurna Circuit Trekking:

    Nearly all months of the year except the monsoon. Wet months from mid June to mid September.  The Annapurna circuit trekking best time is March to May for clear views. Till afternoon wildflowers are in bloom with fantastic views of mountains.

    At the same time, a pleasant day with cooler mornings and nighttime. Another best time for the Annapurna circuit trek is October to December, because of clear views of peaks with short sunlight days. Morning and night time can be freezing depending upon the altitude and overnight stop.

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    • Day01

      Reach Kathmandu via various international airline and transfer to hotel.

      On arrival, get received by our staff and guide and transfer to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu. After checking into your lovely rooms, get refreshed from jet-leg. Then join in with other members of Annapurna Circuit Trek.

      Our guide/leader will brief us with information about the hotels-including detail of trekking regarding the local lodge, walks, views, history, and culture.  Simultaneously, with a few important do’s and don’ts while you are with us have enjoyable times.

      The evening includes a nice dinner(which includes traditional Nepali foods) in a pleasant Nepalese restaurant with local cultural programs. Remember, the next day morning is the time to officially start our Annapurna Circuit Trekking.

    • Day02

      Drive to Nepal Mid-West to Besisar and beyond at Syange 1,100 m – 06 hrs.

      Morning starts with drive on tourist coach or smaller vehicle depending upon group size. Thus this journey that takes you away from Kathmandu valley. Gradually head into low warmer areas with views of snow-capped mountains. As drive continues passing farm villages and town then head  Nepal Mid-West to reach at Besisar town,headquarter of Lamjung district.

      After a pleasant stop continue drive beyond Besisar to reach at small farm village of Syange. In Syange, you will stop for overnight stay.

    • Day03

      Dharapani 1,920 m – 06 hrs.

      Next day starts with walk heading up leaving Marysangdi River behind for sometimes to reach at Jagat.And then walk into cool shade of forest towards Chamje. Enter into more Buddhism cultural country, from here onward walk leads to a nice valley at Tal-Besi.

      From Tal village, few hours walk take for overnight stop at Dharapani.

    • Day04

      Chame 2,670 m – 05 hours.

      Next day, walk on winding trail within rhododendron and pine forest past villages of Bagachap and Danque, then to Timang village. From here onward, you can notice more Buddhist culture along with views of Mt. Manaslu.

      After a refreshing short stop at Timang village, few hours trek leads to Chame town for overnight stop. Moreover, Chame  is a large and major town of Manang area, head quarter of Manang district.

    • Day05

      Trek to Pisang 3, 230 m – 05 hrs.

      With overnight stay in Chame next day trek will end  at Pisang. On walk from Chame, air gets much cooler because walk leads close within mountains. In the morning, walk into cool alpine forest of rhododendron and pine trees, following Masrsyangdi River with  few short ups and down to Bratang village.

      Then, follow uphill path into woodland to reach at Dhukure Pokhari. Which is a small place with few tea-houses and lodge overlooking Chulu’s and Pisang peak. With a lunch break here, walk descends to lower Pisang village for overnight stop.

    • Day06

      Manang Village 3,450 m – 05 hrs.

      Pisang village offers great scenery of mountains and surrounding landscapes. Now, from here altitude gains as the morning walk leads through forest. And with a short uphill get super views of staggering Annapurna II and III, Gangapurna Chulu’s and Pisang peak. As the walk reach flat valley at Hongde village, tree lines disappear for barren, arid landscapes with cold, dry arctic climate.

      Before Manang, visit old Braga monastery with old Buddhist relics, ancient wall painting and fresco’s. Then, an hour walk reaches at Manang village.

      The houses are built in typical Tibetan traditional style where Manang people are known for their rich culture and traditions.

    • Day07

      Rest day at Manang for local hikes and acclimatization.

      A necessary rest day for acclimatization before heading higher elevation to Thorang –la pass, in Manang  is managed.With optional short hike, explore Manang village and valley. Moreover, Manang is a large village situated on windswept valley at the bank of Marysangdi River.

      Furthermore, it is  beneath Annapurna and Gangapurna mountain range. Go for  nice walk uphill for views of Gangapurna Glacier and the Manang emerald Lake.

    • Day08

      Yak Kharka 4,110 m – 04 hours.

      After a rest time at Manang, morning walk leads towards Gunsang village on the uphill path to Yak Kharka. This will be an interesting high altitude trekking with super views of snowcapped mountains. Then cross a small stream river to reach Yak Kharka, a small settlement with tremendous views of Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Chulu Peaks. This day trek ends with overnight stay at Yak Kharka.

    • Day09

      Thorang High Camp 4,600 m – 04 hrs.

      As the walk advances to high area,we are heading closer to the base of Thorang-la. So, cross a bridge to reach Ledar village,then head to Thorung Phedi. Here depending upon the physical conditions of the clients, if all goes well, an hour steep climb to Thorang High Camp for overnight stop.

    • Day10

      Cross Thorang-La 5,416 m and walk to Muktinath 3,800 m – 07 hrs.

      One of the major and highlight of the Annapurna Circuit Trekking is Thorang-la pass. After early breakfast walk leads to long climb up towards Thorang-la. Climb on steep terrain with winding path to Thorang La Pass situated  5,416 m / 17,700 ft high.

      The highest altitude of  trekking to Annapurna Circuit offers vista of dramatic surrounding and far country landscapes with high snow-capped mountains.After an exciting stop long descend takes you at Muktinath which is above 3,800 meters high.

      It is one of the most holy spots for both Hindu and Buddhists.The word Muktinath literally means ‘the place for Nirvana or Liberation’. Finally today’s trek stops with overnight stay at Muktinath.

    • Day11

      Drive to Tatopani 1,190 m via Jomsom 2, 715 m, Marpha 2, 670 via – 04 hrs.

      From Muktinath our walk stops for a day. Because Muktinath and onward to Tatopani village, motor-able road have reached some few years ago. So it makes possible for drive and shortens our trekking day itinerary.

      Take a morning drive down towards Kaligandaki river valley reaching at large town of Jomsom and headquarter of Mustang area. It is home of Thakali, a flourishing people and traders on this old Trans Himalayan Salt and Caravan trade route.

      Then our drive continues heading past nice Marpha-Tukuche and Ghasa villages.Entering within a deep river valley in between massive Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountains forming as world deepest gorge.  Slowly, reach warm farm villages at Tatopani for overnight stop.

      Tatopani is a large village with natural hot-springs. Where you can get refresh in two warm pools with exciting time at Tatopani village.

    • Day12

      Ghorepani 2,860m – 06 hrs.

      Morning from Tatopani village, walk along the river flowing downstream and  steep climb on stone paved steps to reach Ghara and Sikha. From these farm villages walk on gradual winding trail to Ghorepani passing Chitre village. Where walk leads within serene and lovely alpine woodland of rhododendron and pine trees.

      After walk in the shade of woodland then reach at Ghorepani village. At Ghorepani stop for night stay.

    • Day13

      Hike to Poon Hill 3,210 m and walk to Tikhedhunga 1,430 m – 06 hrs.

      Starting early morning before sunrise, hike up for an hour to the top of Poon Hill situated above 3,210 m. From Poon Hill catch stunning sunrise over panorama of mountains. These includes Dhaulagiri-Tukuche-Nilgiri’s-Annapurna Fang (Vara Shikar) Annapurna range of peaks with majestic Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish .

      Moreover the view also entails  Mt. Manaslu with Lamjung extending towards Ganesh Himal due east horizon. After a marvelous photo session head back to Ghorepani for breakfast. And carry on trekking uphill into beautiful woods of rhododendron trees with views of mountains.

      Finally, walk leads to descend passing Ulleri village to reach at Tikhedhunga. With beautiful cascading waterfalls and nice lodge stop for overnight stay.

    • Day14

      Trek to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara 860 m -04 hrs walk with 2 hrs ride.

      Our last day from Tikhedhunga leads you back at scenic Pokhara. Thus morning walk leads to a long descend past Kimche farm village to reach base of a hill around warmer low farm areas.

      Finally,  walk leads to descend to reach Modi River past nice Bhirethati village. Then head towards Nayapul for exciting few hour drive to Pokhara by its serene Phewa Lake.

    • Day15

      Drive or fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

      Depending upon size of the group, travel on Tourist Coach or in private car to reach back at Kathmandu. If you get time in the afternoon and if interested engage in personal activities and shopping.

      (Options to choose by air from Pokhara to reach Kathmandu 30 mins flight. Panorama of mountains and dramatic landscapes. Then from Kathmandu airport transfer back to your hotels.

    • Day16

      Depart Kathmandu for international departure homeward bound.

      Finally all good things must come to an end with grand memories and exciting experience on Annapurna circuit trekking. With final day in Nepal, our staff and guide transfer you to Kathmandu international airport for your flight home or to respective countries.

    Cost Details

    What's Included in Annapurna Circuit Trekking

    • Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle.
    • Kathmandu to Syange by bus.
    • Two night’s tourist standard twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
    • One night tourist standard hotel in Pokhara after trek.
    • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
    • Trekking lodge (Tea House) accommodations throughout the trek.
    • All necessary paper works Annapurna Conservation Area Project Entry permit.
    • Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) permit.
    • All ground transports during trek with sharing basis.
    • Jomsom to Pokhara Flight.
    • Pokhara – Kathmandu by tourist bus.
    • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, Government License holder guide. 
    • Strong, helpful porters (one porter for two people)
    • Comprehensive medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
    • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (paid by your Travel Insurance Company).
    • Use of sleeping bag, down Jacket and Duffel bag. (if you don’t have your own, need to return after trip completed).
    • Eco Holidays Nepal T-shirt and cap.
    • Government taxes and official expenses.
    • Annapurna Circuit trekking map.
    • Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily. (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms.) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible for all levels of trekker.
    • Farewell dinner.

    What's Excluded in Annapurna Circuit Trekking

    • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu and Pokhara (Lunch and Dinner).
    • Your Travel and Medical Insurance.
    • Flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu. (If require $110).
    • Your Personal Expenses.
    • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic cold and hot drinks on trek. 
    • All desserts sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
    • Hot shower and battery charging on the tea houses.
    • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected)
    • Extra night hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

    Departure Dates & Price

    • Start Date10th Nov 2024
      End Date25th Nov 2024
      USD 1350Per person
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    • Start Date4th Dec 2023
      End Date19th Dec 2023
      USD 1350Per person
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    • Start Date7th Dec 2023
      End Date22nd Dec 2023
      USD 1350Per person
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    • Start Date11th Dec 2023
      End Date26th Dec 2023
      USD 1350Per person
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    • Start Date14th Dec 2023
      End Date29th Dec 2023
      USD 1350Per person
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    • Start Date17th Dec 2023
      End Date1st Jan 2024
      USD 1350Per person
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