Annapurna Circuit Trek

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21 Days
Mar - May , Sep - Dec
Max Altitude: 5416m
Annapurna Conservation Area Project
Trail Length: 155 Km

Annapurna Circuit Trek Overview

Annapurna Circuit Trek leads you around the most beautiful mountains of Annapurna Conservation Area including mount Annapurna I 8091m,  Dhaulagiri 8167m and Machhapuchhre 6993m. The conservation area covers 7629 Sq. Km. of  area which consists of mountain peaks, alpine meadows, trans-Himalayan valleys, pristine forests, lakes, glaciers and rivers. On this trek you will get to see stunning view of world’s highest altitude lake Tilicho lake situated at 4919m. You will also pass through world’s deepest canyon Kaligandaki gorge which separates mount Annapurna I on the east and Dhaulagiri on the west.

Discover the amazing Annapurna conservation area which is a home to  101 species of mammals, 474 species of birds, 39 species of reptiles and 22 species of amphibians. The animals symbolic to this area are Snow leopard, Musk deer, Tibetan Argali, Tibetan wolf and Tibetan fox. Bird species symbolic of the area are the Golden eagle, Demoiselle Crane, and various pheasants. Annapurna conservation area is Nepal’s prime protected area consisting entire spectrum of habitats from subtropical Sal forest to  perennial snow. Annapurna is home to over 10 ethnic groups including Gurung, Thakali, Bhotia, Tibetan, Magar, Brahmin, Kshetri, Kami, Damai and Sarki. Annapurna circuit trek can be the most rewarding trek for the first time trekkers in Nepal.

Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)

Our representative will pick you up at the international airport and drive you to the hotel. After then you will take a meandering evening walk with your guide through Kathmandu’s heritage sites, and get acquainted with one another over dinner together.

Day 2Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Today you will spend the day discovering medieval Kathmandu. Venture into Pashupatinath and visit Nepal’s largest Buddhist stupa, the Boudhanath Stupa. Later after noon you will visit monkey temple and then stroll around durbar squares in the evening. Overnight stay at hotel near Thamel.

Day 3Kathmandu to Khudi (800m/2,624ft) : 7-8 hours

You will take a bus drive for 6-7 hours to Khudi via Besisahar. From Khudi you will get the first view of mount Manaslu. You will stay overnight in Khudi.

Day 4Khudi to Sirung (2,200m/7,216ft) : 6-7 hours

Today you will trek through beautiful landscape crossing many river streams and glancing close view of mount Manaslu and Nadi Chuli peak. You will stay overnight in Sirung.

Day 5Sirung to Jagat (1,300m/4,265ft) : 6-7 hours

From Sirung you will descend down to Marsyangdi river through beautiful forest with rich bio diversity. Along the river you will cross to reach Jagat for staying overnight.

Day 6Jagat to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft) : 7-8 hours

You will continue descending down to Dharapani via Chyamje, Sattale and Karte through lush green Rhododendron forest crossing several river streams. Overnight stay in Dharapani.

Day 7Dharapani to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft) : 5-6 hours

This day will be a very rewarding day with beautiful mountain views of Annapurna, Lamjung Himal and few hot springs where you can dip to get healing. You will stay overnight at Chame.

Day 8Chame to Pisang (3,300m/10,824ft) : 5-6 hours

A physically demanding day through the steep rocky mountain to the dramatic vistas of Marsyangdi valley. You will enter the valley through Poungda Danda and continue the trek to lower Pisang for staying overnight.

Day 9Pisang to Manang : 6-7 hours

On this day you will trek to Upper Pisang via Geru. You will observe the drastic change in environment which becomes cold and dry with rare vegetations. On the way you will visit to Barge monastery while gazing the wonderful mountain views of Annapurna and Pisang.

Day 10Acclimatization Day

Today you will take rest at Manang for acclimatization. You can hike to Gangapurna Lake or Bhojo Gompa and spend rest of the day embracing the epic beauty of Manang.

Day 11Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft) : 3-4 hours

This day you will continue the trek along the Marsyangdi valley to climb out of it and get to Jarsang Khola. You will trek through grasslands, juniper trees and reach to the village Ghunsa. You will continue further where you will notice old Mani wall and meadows where yaks and horses graze. You will stay overnight in Yak Kharka.

Day 12Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,600m/15,092ft) : 3-4 hours

You will continue ascending trek to Ledar village and then to Thorong Phedi which is the last village before Thorong La Pass. On the way you will see beautiful views of mount Gundang, mount Syagang, Thorung Peak and mount Khatungkan.

Day 13Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3800m/12,467ft) 7-8 hours

Today is the most strenuous day of this trek. Thorong La Pass is among the world’s highest mountain pass scaling 5416m. You will climb up to the pass take some photos, embrace the view and make some memories. After spending a while at the Pass you will start descending down to one of the most holy Hindu temple Muktinath at the bottom of the Thorong La Pass.

Day 14Muktinath to Marpha (2,670m/8,760ft) : 4-5 hours

Early morning today you will visit Muktinath temple which is one of the most sacred Vishnu temple and a Gumba nearby. After breakfast you will continue the trek descending down to Kagbeni and Jomsom. You will trek further to Marpha and stay overnight. Marpha village got it’s name for its popular apple brandy industry throughout the ages.

Day 15Marpha to Kalopani (2,530m/8,300ft) : 5-6 hours

You will continue trekking through beautiful Thakali villages and apple gardens along the way to Chokhopani. Next you will continue to Kalopani gazing at the beautiful views of mount Nilgiri, Tukuche, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. After then you will cross the river and get to Kalopani for staying overnight.

Day 16Kalopani to Tatopani (1,200m/3,937ft) : 6-7 hours

Today you will trek down to Ghasa. As you continue downwards you will find more vegetation, you will pass by Rupse waterfall and finally reach to Tatopani where you will immerse ourselves in natural hot spring.

Day 17Tatopani - Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft) : 7-8 hours

Today you will trek through beautiful farmland of villages Shikha and Chitre and continue to lush green rhododendron forest. You will then trek up to ridge top Ghorepani for staying overnight.

Day 18Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani (2,700m/8,860ft) : 6-7 hours

Very early in the morning you will trek up to Poon hill and experience the dramatic views of sun rise and glowing mountain range. Poon hill is the most popular trekking destination of Nepal. After making some good memories in Poon hill you will trek down to Ghorepani, have breakfast and continue to Tadapani through the lush green rhododendron forest and several streams. You will stay overnight in Tadapani.

Day 19 Tadapani to Pokhara (827m/2,789ft) : 5-6 hours

You will continue the trekking through dense rhododendron forest accompanied by breathtaking views of mountains and landscape. You will pass by beautiful Ghandruk village and further trek down to Birethati. From there you will trek to Nyapul and take a bus drive to Pokhara. You will stay overnight in a hotel in Lakeside Pokhara.

Day 20Pokhara to Kathmandu 

Today you will take an early morning flight to Kathmandu. Your guide will drive you to your hotel. You can spend the day in leisure or stroll out in the city doing amazing activities. At the end of the day you will have a farewell dinner party from the team of Trek Around Himalayas.

Day 21Departure

Make the most of your last minutes in Kathmandu with breakfast in a bistro, a city walk, and additionally trinket shopping. Your guide will meet you at your inn and drive you to the airport two hours before the scheduled flight.

Package Includes

  • Airport pick up/ drop in comfortable private vehicle
  • 2 night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Kathmandu heritage city tour
  • All ground transportation in comfortable vehicle as per itinerary
  • Tea House twin sharing accommodation during the trek
  • All Meals breakfast, Lunch and dinner with tea and coffee
  • One English speaking, highly experienced trekking guide with government-license
  • Porter to carry luggage (2 trekkers : 1 porter) – their expenses including salary, food, accommodation, accident insurance, equipment
  • All necessary paperwork, Annapurna Conservation Area permit
  • TIMS Fee-trekker’s management system (2 pp size photo needed)
  • Duffel bag, Down Jacket and sleeping bag only for trekking use
  • First aid medicine kit box
  • Necessary Govt. and local tax
  • Office service charge

Package Excludes

  • Nepalese Visa fee
  • International airfare to Kathmandu and out
  • Personal expenses bar bills,phone call, WiFi internet, battery charges, Hot shower
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Snacks and dessert
  • Extra night accommodation and meals in city
  • Entrance fees in sight seeing point
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Tips and appreciation for trekking staff and drivers