Annapurna Circuit Trek

14 Days

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is a world-renowned trek that offers a diverse range of landscapes and cultural experiences. Some of the trip highlights include:

  1. Stunning mountain vistas: The trek takes you through the Annapurna Conservation Area, which is home to some of the world’s highest peaks, including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. As you trek, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of these majestic mountains.
  2. Cultural diversity: The Annapurna Circuit Trek takes you through a variety of ethnic villages, each with its own unique culture and way of life. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about the customs and traditions of the Gurung, Magar, and Thakali people.
  3. Diverse landscapes: The trek takes you through lush rhododendron forests, rocky terrain, and high-altitude passes. You’ll also pass by the famous Thorong La Pass, which is one of the highest points of the trek at an altitude of 5,416m.
  4. Hot springs: After a long day of trekking, you can relax and rejuvenate in the natural hot springs at Tatopani, which is known for its therapeutic properties.
  5. Local hospitality: Throughout the trek, you’ll be welcomed by the local people with traditional hospitality and warmth. This is a great opportunity to learn about the culture and traditions of the local communities.
  6. Adventure and Challenge: The Annapurna Circuit Trek is a challenging trek that requires a good level of physical fitness, but it is also very rewarding. The trail is steep and rocky in some places, but the views and experiences you’ll have make it worth it.

Trip info

  • 5416 M
  • Autumn and Spring
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • 160-230 km (100-145 miles)
  • Teahouse during the Trek
  • Private | Sharing basis
  • All meals during trek (B,L,D)
  • English, Hindi, Chinese


Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the easier long treks in Nepal but does demands high fitness, walking experience and proper acclimatization. We will enjoy the fascinating ethnic group with their own language and tradition. The views are incredible: 8,000m+ peaks including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri rages and numerous 7,000m+ and 6,000m+ peaks. We get opportunity to enjoy the natural diversity from lush, tropical rice paddies and moss-laden rhododendron forests to alpine and snow-covered landscapes. The pre-Buddhist Bon-Po region still con-exist where one girl is married to all the brothers in the family.

Annapurna Circuit Trail follows an anti-clockwise route behind the Annapurna massif. Lowland Hindu communities gradually gives way to Tibetan group and architecture changes accordingly. Notable landmarks we visit includes: the Upper Pisang to Braga route which displays the fascinating architecture and great views of Annapurna II & IV. The crossing of Thorong La Pass at 5,416m is the major objective of the trek.

We walk through the deepest Gorge “Kali Gandaki” with Annapurna I rising to 8,091m to the east and Dhaulagiri towering at 8,167m to the west. We also enjoy the outstanding mountain views from Poon Hill and explore the Annapurna region. Annapurna Circuit Trek also offers an opportunity to explore Manang, Jomsom and the Muktinath region which helps us to get the in-depth knowledge of local culture and tradition.

Trip Highlights

  • Experience the diverse landscapes and cultures of the Annapurna region, from lush subtropical forests to high alpine deserts and traditional Gurung villages.
  • Trek through the world-renowned Thorong La Pass (5,416m), one of the highest trekking passes in the world, and enjoy breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.
  • Visit the holy Hindu pilgrimage site of Muktinath, a temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and a popular destination for both Hindu and Buddhist devotees.
  • Explore the charming village of Jomsom, known for its traditional Tibetan culture and apple orchards.
  • Enjoy the warm hospitality of the local people and immerse yourself in their unique culture and way of life.
  • With a well-planned itinerary and experienced guides, Himalayan 360 ensures that you have a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.


Day 1:
Arrived in Kathmandu

When you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from Himalayan 360 will be there to meet you and take you to your hotel. After checking in, you can rest or, with the guide, visit Himalayan 360’s office in Thamel a part of Kathmandu in the tourist district. Here there are many shops and restaurants. The shops are colourful and full of pashminas, slippers, trekking equipment, and felt items. The restaurants serve European as well as Nepalese meals. ATMs are plentiful should you require them. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Himalayan 360 where you will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine. This is a great introduction to Nepalese food.
Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Day 2:
Drive from Kathmandu(1400m) to Chamje(1400m)

Today our representative will pick you up from the hotel for a drive to Besi Sahar(760m). Your trip goes through the deep gorge as you trace the Trishuli River westwards. You will pass the small town of Muglin, the junction of Trishuli and Marshyangdi. We stop here for lunch. and then we continue our drive towards Chamje.
Drive duration: 7 hours
Overnight at Tea house in Chamje

Day 3:
Trek from Chamje(1400m) to Bagarchhap(2160m)

Today, you will walk through steep valleys, among pine and rhododendron forests and also bamboo forests. You will come across a bridge and will ascend from there. Then you will reach the valley. To reach Dharapani (2100m) you will go across wheat and potato farms from where you will turn west to reach Bagarchhap.
Trek duration: 6-7 hours
Overnight at Tea house in Bagarchhap

Day 4:
Trek from Bagarchhap(2160m) to Chame(2650m)

First of all, you will reach Danaque village, then you will trek to reach Tamang village from where you can see Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Lamjung, Mt. Annapurna, and other beautiful mountains. After that, you will trek through the Tibetan village which takes action between the Lowlands and high hills, and then you will move towards Than Chowk. Exploring there and moving forward will lead you to Chame.
Trek duration: 5-6 hours
Overnight at a Tea house in Chame

Day 5:
Trek from Chame(2650m) to Pisang(3250m)

Today you will be making a steep trail on the north bank through the dense forest of fir and pine and pass through the massive gigantic curved, ice-carved rock face above Bhratang(2,950m). It soars 1,500m above the river and takes around an hour to pass. Further, you will walk along the ledge hewn from a cliff face before crossing the southern bank of the river and ascending towards U-shaped Upper Manang Valley between two snow peaks. The view becomes more exciting as we reach the village of Pisang.
Trek duration: 6-7 hours
Overnight at Tea house in Pisang

Day 6:
Trek from Pisang(3250m) to Manang(3519m)

There are two routes that connect us to Manang but we follow the Upper Pisang via Geru. This trail offers excellent views of the landscape and the mighty mountains including Annapurna and Pisang. You will begin to notice a grand contrast in the landscapes and vegetation. You will make a short visit to Barge monastery, the biggest monastery in the Manang district.
Trek duration: 6 hours approx.
Overnight at Tea house in Manang

Day 7:
Acclimatization day in Manang(3519m)

In order to properly acclimate your body at a higher altitude, you need to keep yourselves busy today with a hike to Bhojo Gumba or Gangapurna Lake. If time and energy permit, you will hike to Vrage village and visit the Himalayan Rescue Association to get an insight into Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).
Overnight at Tea house in Manang

Day 8:
Trek from Manang(3519m) to Yak Kharka(4035m)

From Manang village, the trekking trail passes through a stream, climbs to the village of Tenki and continues to climb out of the Marshyangdi valley. From Jarsang Khola, we follow the northward trail, pass a few pasture and dwarf juniper trees and start to gain steady elevation. The trail goes through the small village of Ghunsa, a cluster of flat mud roofs below the trailhead. Now the trail heads through the grazing spots of horses and yaks. After crossing a small river over a wooden bridge, the trail crosses the old Mani wall before reaching the small village of Yak Kharka.
Trek duration: 5-6 hours
Overnight at Tea house in Yak Kharka

Day 9:
Trek from Yak Kharka(4035m) to Thorong Phedi(4540m)

Today you will walk uphill to Thorong Phedi. You will cross a suspension bridge before crossing Ledar village and walk through the soaring cliffs before reaching Thorong Phedi, the last village before Thorong La Pass. On the way, we get the best view of Mt. Syagang(5942m), Thorong Peak(5416m) and Mt. Khatungkan. The word Phedi in the local language means the foot of a mountain.
Trek duration:5-6 hours
Overnight at Tea house in Thorong Phedi

Day 10:
Trek from Thorong Phedi (4540m) to Muktinath(3805m) via Thorong la Pass (5416m)

Crossing Thorong La Pass(5416m), the highest pass in the world, is the key highlight of the trek. You will start early at 3:00 AM and head east to west (Manang to Muktinath) – the easiest and safest direction. When you make it to the top, you will get amazing scenery. You can take a few photos and make a downhill hike to Muktinath valley located at the foot of the Thorong La Pass.
Trek duration: 5-6 hours
Drive duration:45 min
Overnight at Lodge in Jomsom

Day 11:
Muktinath to Jomsom(2743m) by trek

Muktinath is an important pilgrimage for both Hindus and Buddhists alike. In the morning, we pay our visit to a Vishnu Temple and a Gompa. Descending from Ranipauwa village down the steep and barren hillside, we tumble down toward Kagbeni and then to Jomsom.

Day 12:
Fly/ Drive back to Pokhara(850m) from Jomsom(2743m)

Take an early morning flight to Pokhara (approximately 20 minutes). Upon arrival in Pokhara, you will be transferred to the hotel and checked in. In the evening you are free for personal activities.
Flight Duration: 20 Min
Overnight at hotel in Pokhara

Day 13:
Drive from Pokhara(850m) to Kathmandu(1400m)

You can take a private car to reach Kathmandu from Pokhara with an amazing countryside view. It will take about 6-7 hours. You can enjoy the drive with the view of green hills, rivers, and terrace farming. After your arrival, you can head to your hotel and take some rest.
Drive duration: 6-7 hours
Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu

Day 14:
Final Departure

Today is the last day of our Trip, it is the time to say goodbye and return to the real world. If you have some time left, you can do some souvenir shopping or sightseeing around the hotel. A representative from Himalayan 360 will collect you from the hotel and take you to the airport 3 hours before your departure.

Cost info

Cost includes

  • All Land Transportation
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (B L D) including Tea or coffee
  • Accommodation on Tea House ( Lodge ) or provided Tents during the trek as mentioned in the trek type
  • High Experienced Government Licensed Guide and Necessary porter during the trek.
  • All Government local Taxes
  • National park Fees
  • TIMS Cards (Trekkers information Management System)
  • First Aid kit,
  • General equipment for Porter during the adventure trip
  • Guide and porter salary
  • All Filed Staff insurance during the trekking and extra services according to the guest per demand.

Cost excludes

  • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses such as Alcoholic Beverage drinks,phone and Laundry
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance,Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health ,Loss Theift or Damage and personal effects. we Advice you to take out personal Travel Insurance.
  • Hot Shower
  • Tips and Gratuities.

FAQs of Annapurna Circuit Trek

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How long is the Annapurna Circuit Trek?

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is typically around 200-230 km, depending on the route taken and the trekker’s pace. The trek can take around 12-21 days to complete, including rest days and acclimatization stops.

What type of accommodation is available during the Annapurna Circuit Trek?

The Annapurna Circuit Trek offers a variety of accommodation options, including teahouses, lodges, and camping. Teahouses are the most common form of accommodation, and they offer basic rooms with shared bathrooms. Lodges are similar to teahouses, but they are more comfortable and offer more amenities. Camping is also an option, but it is typically only used during the Thorong La Pass crossing.

What is the best time of year to do the Annapurna Circuit Trek?

The best time to trek the Annapurna Circuit is between September and November, during the autumn season. The monsoon season ends in September, and the weather is clear and dry. Additionally, the views of the mountains are at their best during this time.

What is the highest point of the Annapurna Circuit Trek?

The highest point of the Annapurna Circuit Trek is Thorong La Pass, which is at an elevation of 5,416 meters (17,769 ft).

What are the physical requirements for the Annapurna Circuit Trek?

The Annapurna Circuit Trek requires a moderate level of fitness. Trekkers should be able to walk for 6-7 hours per day with a moderate backpack. Prior hiking or trekking experience is also recommended.

What should I bring on the Annapurna Circuit Trek?

Essential items to bring on the Annapurna Circuit Trek include a good-quality backpack, a sleeping bag, trekking boots, warm clothing, a water bottle, a headlamp, a first aid kit, and personal hygiene items. Additionally, it is recommended to bring a waterproof jacket, a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a camera to capture the beautiful views along the way.

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