Annapurna Circuit Trek

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Annapurna Circuit Trek is an outstanding trekking option in the Annapurna Region of Nepal. It is more isolated and a harsh trek, consisting sub-tropical, tropical and alpine altitude landscape. It includes the tenth tallest mountain in the world and the highest pass of this region i.e. Annapurna I (8019 m) and Thorong La Pass (5,416 m) respectively. The trek goes through the world’s deepest Kali Gandaki Gorge and also offers the views of Mt. Dhaulagiri.

The trek leads the trekkers to the beautiful ethnic villages with enjoying the surrounding mountain views. It goes along the dense forests and crosses the suspension bridges. The terraced farmlands, waterfalls and hilly gorges are the basic highlights of the Annapurna Circuit Treks. As trekking goes up, the vegetation becomes shorter and shorter and starts to see the grazing yaks and horse on the meadow.

Round Annapurna Trek starts from Khudi after having a scenic drive from Kathmandu along the hilly area. The trail reaches at Sirung by crossing the suspension bridge and the waterfalls. Chame is the beautiful place from where the Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II and Annapurna IV can be seen.

Similarly, the way to Manang through the route of Upper Pisang offers the stunning views of Mt. Annapurna, Pisang Peak and other Himalayan ranges. Manang Village is the extra charm of the Annapurna Round Trekking trail. It is mainly inhabited by the ethnic groups. So, the Annapurna trekkers get the chance to know them and their culture from the worm’s eye view.

The trail rounds around the Annapurna area from the eastern -part with Mt. Annapurna I to the western part with Mt. Dhaulagiri. Thorung La Pass touches the edge of the Tibetan Plateu. Crossing over this path is a little bit difficult as the trekkers need to walk on the rocky and icy path. However, our experience guide leads them in a very careful way.

The trek goes down to the holy place Muktinath. It is more mystical and holy feeling to worship in the Muktinath temple, which is widely appreciated destination..

Poon Hill Hiking is another attraction that offers the awestruck views of sunrise and the sunset over the Himalayan giants.

Furthermore, the scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara over the mountains and the relaxation time at the lakeside of Pokhara are the mind blowing experiences.

Regarding the Annapurna Circuit Trekking difficulty, it is quite hard while crossing the Thorong La Pass till to reaching at Muktinath. So, the good acclimatization is required in order to avoid the complication as the trail is moderate strenuous.

Though, Annapurna Circuit Trek solo is possible, we strongly recommend every trekker to hire at least a porter for finding the route easily. Because it is a bit difficult find a route even going through the Annapurna Round Trek Map. Besides, it is not easy job to find a hotel in the higher altitude especially in the high season.

October to November and March to May are the Annapurna Circuit Trek Best Times. During the monsoon, it is a little bit danger as the landslide may occur.

Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary is the longest itinerary of this region. It requires the more days to complete the trekking as the trail includes the whole hidden beauty of Annapurna region sites.

Annapurna Round Trekking itinerary can be made shorter too. For more details, please, feel free to contact us.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Day 03: Drive to Besisahar (6-7 hrs) and Trek to Khudi (01 hr walk)
  • Day 04: Trek to Sirung (5-6 hrs walk)
  • Day 05: Trek to Chamje (6-7 hrs walk)
  • Day 06: Trek to Dharapani (6-7 hrs walk)
  • Day 07: Trek to Chame (5-6 hrs walk)
  • Day 08: Trek to Pisang (5-6 hrs walk)
  • Day 09: Trek to Manang (5-6 hrs walk)
  • Day 10: Rest day at Manang
  • Day 11: Trek to Yak Kharka (5-6 hrs walk)
  • Day 12: Trek to Thorung Phedi
  • Day 13: Trek to Muktinath (8-9 hrs walk) via Thorung La Pass (5416 m)
  • Day 14: Trek to Marpha (6-7 hrs walk)
  • Day 15: Trek to Ghasa (6-7 hrs walk)
  • Day 16: Trek to Tatopani (6-7 hrs walk)
  • Day 17: Trek to Ghorepani (5-6 hrs walk)
  • Day 18: Trek to Nayapul (5 hrs walk) and drive to Pokhara (42 km/1:30 min)
  • Day 19: Drive back to Kathmandu (210 km/ 7 hrs)
  • Day 20: Departure
Detail Itinerary

Trip note

The prime duty of Rising Adventure P. Ltd. is to provide the safety and security. During the trip, some factors may affect and cause to change our itinerary such as weather condition, transportation, health condition of our clients and other natural disasters. At this moment, our company gives full authority to our guides for deciding what to do or not to do concerning on the interest of our clients.

We can also customize this trip for a single too according to their requirements.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

    Upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by the representative from Rising Adventure at the arrival gate and transferred to hotel.

    • Kathmandu
    • 3 Star Hotel
    • 1350 m
  • Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing

    This is your day for sightseeing. So, you are picked up by your tour guide from your hotel. Basically, Kathmandu Sightseeing involves the four UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu. They are Kathmandu Darbar Square, Swayabhunath Stupa, Boudhnath Stupa and the Pashupatinath Temple. However, we also organize other sightseeing tours nearby Kathmandu in accordance with your desires like Patan and Bhaktapur Darbar Squares those too are enlisted in UNESCO.

    At last, we involve in trekking preparation and introduce you to our trekking guide

    • Kathmandu
    • Breakfast
    • 3 Star Hotel
    • 1350 m
  • Day 03: Drive to Besisahar (6-7 hrs) and Trek to Khudi (01 hr walk)

    Today you will reach at Besisahar within around 6 hours travelling through the magnificent beauty of hills, rivers and mountains. So, roadway will be as same as for going towards Pokhara until Dumre and have U-turn to Besisahar. In order to reach Khudi from Besisahar, you have a choice either to go to by bus within half an hour or to have an hour hike.

    • Khudi
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 790 m
  • Day 04: Trek to Sirung (5-6 hrs walk)

    This is the first day of your trekking. On this day, you will trek through the suspension bridges, waterfalls, up and down hills across the rice, paddy and subtropical forest. On the way to Sirung, you will come across the village called Taranche full of ethnic groups especially Tamang. Finally, you will reach to the Sirung, a place where you can also enjoy the cultural program organized by the villagers for the visitors.

    • Sirung
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 1864 m
  • Day 05: Trek to Chamje (6-7 hrs walk)

    Your trek will continue along the Marsyangdi River via the semi-circular-shaped rice terraces, cliff face to the stone village, etc to Syange at 1100m. From there, you will ascend steeply to Jagat(1300m) and continue ascending to the Chamje.

    • Chamje
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 1430 m
  • Day 06: Trek to Dharapani (6-7 hrs walk)

    The trail goes through the fertile flat and the forest of bamboo and rhododendron. Then you will reach to the firsr village of Manang district. The trail will continue to Dharapani passing through Khotro and Karte.

    • Dharapani
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 1900 m
  • Day 07: Trek to Chame (5-6 hrs walk)

    Today you will trek almost 6 hours to reach to Chame. From Chame, you can see the scenic of the Himalayas such as Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II and Annapurna IV.

    • Chame
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 2660 m
  • Day 08: Trek to Pisang (5-6 hrs walk)

    The trail will go through the deep forest and the narrow valley. On the way to Pisang, you will recross the brides again and again; and through the wonderful sites you will reach at Pisang.

    • Pisang
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 3200 m
  • Day 09: Trek to Manang (5-6 hrs walk)

    In order to go to Manang you will have two choices either goes to from upper or from lower. But Rising Adventure recommends you to choose the upper route through the Upper Pisang, where you will have the magnificent views of mountain peaks such as Annapurna, Pisang peak as well as many others. Then you will have a short visit to Barge manastery, the largest in the entire district of Manang will be memorable. 

    • Manang
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 3540 m
  • Day 10: Rest day at Manang

    Today you are going to spend a day in Manang not for rest and relaxation only, but for acclimatization too. So, Rising Adventure will not recommend you to stay idle rather having altitude during the day time and come back to Manang for the night only. So, on the day time for acclimatization you will have an hour hike either to Bhojo Gompa or to Grangapurna Glacier.

    • Manang
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 3540 m
  • Day 11: Trek to Yak Kharka (5-6 hrs walk)

    Your trail will go up steadily from Manang to the Tengi village and Marsyangdi Valley; and continue along the Jarsang Khola. Then on the way you will find that the vegetation is being shorter as well as you will see the grazing horses and yaks on the meadow; and finally you will reach to Yak Kharka.

    • Yak Kharka
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 4050 m
  • Day 12: Trek to Thorung Phedi

    Today you will cross the river at 4310m and reach to Thorong Phedi, a place at the bottom of pass. There is the small number of settlements in Thorong Phedi, but it is the busy area where most of the trekkers spend a night as the point of base camp.

    • Thorung Phedi
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 4450 m
  • Day 13: Trek to Muktinath (8-9 hrs walk) via Thorung La Pass (5416 m)

    Today you are going to reach at the climax of your trekking. So, your trek will start early in the morning and ascend steeply almost 6 hours to reach to Thorong La Pass where you can see the stunning views of high Himalayas. From there, you will descend and reach to the important temple of Hindus and Buddhist, known as Muktinath Temple. You will spend a night there in Muktinath.

    • Muktinath
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 3760 m
  • Day 14: Trek to Marpha (6-7 hrs walk)

    Today in the morning, you will visit the Vishnu Temple and Gompa nearby Muktinath Temple. Then you will descend to Ranipauwa village to Kagbeni to Jomsom through the steep and barren hillside. From Jomsom your trail will go to Marpha along the plateau above the world’s deepest gorge, known as Kali Gandaki. Finally, you will reach to Marpha, which is famous for apple. 

    • Marpha
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 2670 m
  • Day 15: Trek to Ghasa (6-7 hrs walk)

    From Marpha, you will be heading down to Ghasa through the village Tukuche and Kalopani of ethnic Thakali people. On the way, you will see the unbroken views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiris, Annapurna I and so on. At last, you will reach to Ghasa.

    • Ghasa
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 2010 m
  • Day 16: Trek to Tatopani (6-7 hrs walk)

    You will go through the subtropical forest and reach to the popular waterfall, known as Rupse Chhahara continuing your trekking you will reach to Tatopani. While translating Tatopani, its meaning stands for hot springs and there you can have a bathe.

    • Tatopani
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 1190 m
  • Day 17: Trek to Ghorepani (5-6 hrs walk)

    From Tatopani, you will ascend for going to Ghorepani. As you follow the route, you will go through the terraced farmlands Ghara and Sikha; and reach to Chitre. From there you will go to Ghorepani via the rhodidendron forest.

    • Ghorepani
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 2860 m
  • Day 18: Trek to Nayapul (5 hrs walk) and drive to Pokhara (42 km/1:30 min)

    You will go to Ulleri through the rhododendron forest, where is the largest settlement of ethnic Magar people. You will have a lunch there and continue your trail until to Nayapul. Afterwards, you will have an hour drive and finally reach to a beautiful valley set on the banks of the Phewa Lake, Pokhara, which is also popular for its panoramic views of Annapurna, Machapuchare (shape of fish tail) in the north, Dhaulagiri in the west, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east.

    • Pokhara
    • Breakfast and Lunch
    • 3 Star Hotel
    • 800 m
  • Day 19: Drive back to Kathmandu (210 km/ 7 hrs)

    The leaving time of Tourist Bus in Pokhara is also at 7:30 am. So, your trekking guide will pick up you to Tourist Bus Park at 7:00 am. Then the roadway will be as different as before until Dumre but from there will follow the previous way to come back to Kathmandu.

    • Kathmandu
    • Breakfast and Farewell Dinner
    • 3 Star Hotel
    • 1350 m
  • Day 20: Departure

    Today your trip in Nepal comes to an end and the representative from Rising Adventure will take you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight.

    • Breakfast

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
  • Three night accommodation in Kathmandu on the basis of twin sharing including breakfast
  • Guided sightseeing tour
  • Bus tickets (Kathmandu to Besisahar and Pokhara to Kathmandu)
  • All necessary paper works, permit and TIMS cards for trekking
  • Three meals a day during the treks (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) according to your choice
  • Accommodation during the trek
  • English speaking, experienced, friendly and knowledgeable trekking guide during the trip (Salary, food, accommodation and insurance)
  • Friendly and strong porter (Salary, food, accommodation and insurance), one porter= two trekkers
  • Nayapul to Pokhara (Trekking ending point) by private vehicle
  • One night accommodation in Pokhara on the basis of twin sharing including breakfast
  • All the government taxes
  • Farewell dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional dance

Cost Excludes:

  • Nepal arrival visa fee
  • Travel insurance
  • Entrance fee for monument places
  • Alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks
  • Tips for guide and Porter
  • All your personal expenses and other expenses which are not mentioned in "Cost includes