Max Elevation 5416 m
Days 20 Days
Difficulty Hard
Price USD 1500

Overview

Trek around Annapurna is one of the longest and most exciting treks that offers different variations and trekking experience in one go. The trek follows the Annapurna route throughout the journey and is a complete package of several other treks around the Annapurna region. The trek rises to an altitude of 5,416m on the Thorong La pass, touching the edge of the Tibetan plateau.This trek crosses two different river valleys and encircles the Annapurna massif, crossing Thorung La (5416m/17769 ft), the highest pass on this trek. The trek begins at Besisahar in the Marshyangdi river valley and concludes in the Kali Gandaki Gorge.

The trek starts from Besisahar and moves through many villages and human settlement areas. The ever-expanding terraced fields and landscapes offer you the best experience along with magnetic glimpses of mountain peaks. Walking through the village areas, we also get a chance to enjoy the traditional and unique culture of Brahmins, Tibetan, Thakali and Gurung community. Several monasteries, gompas and Chortens decorated with colourful Buddhist flags during our journey reflects the people’s inclination towards Buddhist religion. You get to know the traditional culture and way of life of rural Nepalese people. The brightly coloured and well-kept tea houses and restaurants are found along the way where you can get good rest and enjoy the traditional Nepalese cuisine.

Another interesting place we visit in this trek is Muktinath and Poon Hill. Muktinath (God of Salvation) is one of the religious places in Nepal where devotees throng from all over Nepal. The place is equally famous as a tourist destination. The 108 water sprouts and abundant fossils found in this area make it very special for the tourists and religious people. And from the top of Poon Hill, you get to view the exquisite panoramic beauty of the Himalayan range with a view of Peaks like Mount Annapurna, Hiunchuli and many others.

Apart from these places we visit in this circuit trek, the striking natural beauty with a magnificent close-up view of the mountain, the ever-expanding vast landscapes, valleys, gorges, waterfalls, passes and hot water springs make this trek the famous and most sought trek in Nepal.  

 


Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1380m/4528ft)

    Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, we offer you pick up facility from the airport and manage your stay at the most comfortable hotel in the city. You get to meet the team of trekkers and together we prepare for the trek. At the evening we offer you lavish welcome dinner with authentic Nepali Cuisine.

  • Day 2: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trek preparation

    We offer you a short trip to historical and cultural sites around Kathmandu valley: Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa and Pashupatinath temple. You can also do some souvenir shopping during the sightseeing. After sightseeing, we head back to the hotel and get our clothing and trekking equipment ready and prepare for the trek.

  • Day 3: Drive to Besisahar (760m/2493ft) 6-7 hours

    In the early morning, we catch a bus to Besisahar, our destination for the day. The bus heads towards west from Kathmandu. We enjoy the bus ride watching the green scenery around. The bus heads ahead towards Dumre and from there, towards Besisahar. Upon reaching Besisahar we take rest and prepare for our night stay at a lodge.

  • Day 4: Trek from Besisahar to Bahundanda (1310m/4297ft) 5-6 hours

    Today we will start our trek from Besisahar. We take a walk through secondary road with Marsyangdi river flowing down below on our right. We cross the checkpoint and move ahead. We then reach a junction where several roads meet. Leaving the trail to Ghalegaon on our left we catch the trail to our right that will take us to Bhulbhule. There are hotels, lodges, temples, telephone facility and has somewhat dense population than other areas. We again cross a checkpoint and head towards Nadi Bazar. On our way, we get to enjoy the beauty of the huge waterfall. We follow the Annapurna route towards Dhobhan Chaur. There is Nandi Khola on the way and the trail leads us to Lampata which has the Gurung and Brahmins settlement area. After a short walk from Lampata, we finally reach Bahundanda. The place has hotels, lodges, a checkpoint, temple, school and also a view tower. We will spend the night at Bahundanda. During the journey, we can enjoy the view of peaks like Manaslu and Himchuli which add beauty to our trek.

  • Day 5: Trek from Bahundanda to Chyamche (1430m/4690ft) 5-6 hours

    We start our trek walking through Annapurna route towards Badalbisauna. From there the walk ahead will take us to Khorikhet which has human settlement area. The trail takes the downhill turn and we descend toward Syange passing through Ghermu and Niuri. The beautiful landscapes and terraced fields make the area more charming and enticing. Moving ahead from Syange we reach the suspension bridge over Marsyangdi river. We cross the bridge and take the trail towards Jagat. We pass through school and temple on our way. We then take the steep uphill trail passing through Tallo Cipla and Mathillo Chipla on our way. The uphill walk will then take us to Ghatte Kholagaon and Purano Jagat. These places have fewer human settlements. On the way, we get to enjoy the beauty of the magnificent waterfall. Finally, we reach Chyamche. The place is also called Chyamche. We will spend the night at Chyamche.

  • Day 6: Trek from Chyamche to Bagarchhap (2160m/7085ft) 5-6 hours

    We start our trek early in the morning taking the steep uphill climb towards Sattale. The trail here is stone paved and is somewhat difficult than other areas. There is Nandi river flowing on our left. We continue our walk and then reach Tal. The area has hotels, lodges and schools. There are also temples and viewpoint. The village area looks beautiful with thatched houses around. Leaving Tal behind we follow the uphill trail alongside the Marsyangdi river and head towards Karte, also called Khotro. On the way, we pass through Natange Pakha. From there we shortly reach Dharapani. This place has more facilities. There are temples and monasteries. We get to view the Buddhist cultural practices and monasteries and Chhortens being decorated with prayer flags. From Dharapani we head towards Bagarchhap. We might also visit the powerhouse on our way. We will stay for the night at Bagarchhap.

  • Day 7: Trek from Bagarchhap to Chame (2670m/8758ft) 4-5 hours

    We start our journey early in the morning leaving Bagarchhap behind and walking towards Danakyu. We also get to view Danakyu river on our way. From there we again walk further and reach Timang. We keep walking enjoying the landscapes around and reach chaurikharka shortly. From there we come across the bridge over a river and after crossing the bridge we reach Thanchowk. There are a school and temple in the area. There is a huge Marsyangdi river flowing down below on the right. From here it’s gentle walk to Koto and again from there, we continue to walk until reaching Chame. Chame is the headquarter of Manang district and there is also a unique large white gate. We stay for the night at Chame.

  • Day 8: Trek from Chame to Lower Pisang (3200m/10496ft) 5-6 hours

    The trek starts early from Chame towards Talekhu. We continue following the Annapurna route and walk ahead. We then reach Bharatang. After a short walk ahead we reach Chemyau Kharka where there is a memorial to Japanese mountaineer Akira Ochiai. We continue our walk and shortly reach Swargadwari bridge.After crossing the bridge, it is an uphill walk to Dhikur Pokhari. We enjoy the beautiful lush green forests around. The area is rich in natural beauty. We then keep walking until reaching Lower Pisang. The night will be spent at Lower Pisang. 

  • Day 9: Trek from Lower Pisang to Manag ( 3540m/11611ft) 7-8 hours

    Today we leave Lower Pisang and head for Manag. We will be doing many uphill and downhill walk today. Our first stop will be Ghyaru. The village has the sparse population and has a monastery. From there we head towards Paktha passing through Mani walls on our way. From there the trail heads towards Nawal. We walk for quite a long time and reach Mugje. We pass through many temples and Gompas on our way. The trail then takes us to Bhraka. We then cross the bridge over the Ghatte Khola and finally reach Manang. The night will be spent there.

  • Day 10: Acclimatization day

    Today is the acclimatization day to adjust our body to the rising altitude and take a good rest. We explore the areas observing the traditional and cultural life of the local community. We observe their lifestyle from near and interact with them. We end the day thus and get a good night’s sleep in a lodge at Manag.

  • Day 11: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4018m/13179ft) 4-5 hours

    Today there will be a mostly uphill walk. We start the trek walking towards Ghunsang with Thorung river flowing on the left. We pass the human settlement area and then cross the mani wall and reach Ghayanchang. A little ahead there is a bridge over Ghyanchang river. We cross the river and walk ahead. We move ahead passing Thorong Khola. The area has vast grassland and there are tea shops around the area. We walk ahead towards Yak Kharka and finally reach there at the altitude of 4,018m. The area has few human settlements.

  • Day 12: To Thorong Base Camp (4450m/14596ft) 4-5hours

    From Yak Kharka we walk ahead uphill towards Ledar. We then reach Ledar. We then walk ahead enjoying the view of Kone Khola on our way. After crossing Kone Khola over the bridge and walk ahead towards Thorong river.we then cross a bridge over Thorong river and walk ahead towards tea house. We then reach teahouse. There is a landslide area on the way to Thorong Phedi and we have to be extra careful in this area. From Landside area after walking for some time we finally reach Thorong Phedi. We will be spending the night there.

  • Day 13: Thorong Base Camp – Thorong pass (5416m/17764ft)- Muktinath (3760m/12333ft) 8-9 hours

    We start our walk leaving Thorong Base Camp behind and walk uphill towards Thorong La pass. It is the world’s widest pass. From there the trail takes us steep downhill through Thorong Khola and passing Champarbuk. Further ahead we reach a barren and hilly area. From there the trail takes us to Muktinath. It is the place with huge religious significance both for Hindus and Buddhists. There are many other temples around the area. People take bath in the 108 water sprouts with a belief that it will clean away the sins and consider the water holy. We explore the area and spend the night at Muktinath.

  • Day 14: Muktinath to Jomsom (2720m/8922ft) 4-5 hours

    Today we will be heading towards Jomsom. We will pass through many villages on our way to Jomsom. We take a walk downhill and then along the bank of Kaligandaki river. We might have to face the strong wind on our way to Jomsom. We pass through Jhong and Putak on our way. We also get to enjoy the beauty of Jhong Khola. We then leave the trail to upper Mustang and catch the trail to Kagbeni. From there we head downhill towards Ekle Bhatti and finally to Jomsom. Upon reaching Jomsom we will take rest and prepare for our night stay at the lodge there.

  • Day 15: To Kalopani (2530m/8298ft) 6-7 hours

    We start the trek early from Jomsom. The trail leads us to Synang. There is a small human settlement, temple, school and Gompa. We then head downhill towards Marpha. There is a huge apple peach farm and we roam around and explore the area for some time. We continue our walk passing through Chhairo and Chimanggaon. We come across Dhokyu Khola and Chimang Khola on our way. Most of the walk ahead will be downhill and we cross many villages like Tukuche, Kobang and Larjung. Huge and magnificent Kali Gandaki river adds beauty and enjoyment to our walk. Further ahead we pass through Kokhethanti, Dhampu and Thakkholagaon and come across the suspension bridge. We cross the bridge and finally reach Kalopani. We will be spending the night there.

  • Day 16: Kalopani to Tatopani (1190 m/3903ft) 6 hours

    From Kalopani the trail moves towards Lete. We pass through many villages and cross many bridges on the way. The occasional rivers and streams we come across during the journey make us forget the tiredness. We then reach Ghasa and from there we continue the trail downhill that will take us to Pairothapla. Crossing Kopchepani, Gadpar, Guithe and Jalthale we finally reach Tatopani. We also get to visit the Tatopani Hydro project on our way. We will be spending the night at Tatopani.  

  • Day 17: To Ghorepani (2860 m/9381ft) 7-8 hours

    We start out trek following the Annapurna route crossing the bridge and walking towards Gharkholagaon. We then pass through Ganesh temple and reach Ghara. From there the walk ahead will take us to Sikha then Chitre and then finally to Ghorepani. We will be spending the night at a lodge in Ghorepani.

  • Day 18: Hike to Poon Hill (3210 m/105289ft) and Trek to Nayapul (1070m/3510ft) and Drive to Pokhara; 8-9 hours

    Today we will hike to Poon Hill early in the morning and at the evening reach Pokhara. We wake up early in the morning and start taking uphill climb towards the top of Poonhill so that we do not miss the magnificent sunrise view. We watch the amazing sunrise along with a view of stunning snow-capped highest peaks(Mt.Dhaulagiri, Mt.Nilgiri south,  Mount Annapurna south, Himchuli, Mt.Fishtail, Mt.Annapurna IV, Mt.Annapurna II, and many other) from the top of Poonhill. The view is beyond explanation. We enjoy the beauty around and take snaps together. We then head back to Ghorepani.At Ghorepani have breakfast and move towards Nayapul which brings you to the end of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. From Nayapul we take a tourist standard bus that will bring us to Pokhara. On reaching Pokhara, you can either roam around in the lakeside or spend some time alone or enjoy your time with the rest of the crew members. The night will be spent at a tourist standard hotel in Pokhara.

  • Day 19: Drive to Kathmandu (6-7 hours)

    Today we head back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. We take good rest and soothe our aching muscles. We also muse over the exciting trek we had. At Kathmandu, we organize farewell dinner for you and celebrate the successful completion of the trek and prepare for final departure.

  • Day 20: Departure day

    Today is the final day and we get ready for the departure. We offer you the facility to drop at the Tribhuvan International Airport. We exchange final greetings and wishes and hope to see each other next time as well. We wish pleasant journey and bid the final goodbye.


Included & Excluded

What's included ?
  • Insurance of Guide and Porter
What's included ?
  • Insurance of Guide and Porter

Please Check Available Dates for The Year:

Start Date End Date Price
  • Overview

    Trek around Annapurna is one of the longest and most exciting treks that offers different variations and trekking experience in one go. The trek follows the Annapurna route throughout the journey and is a complete package of several other treks around the Annapurna region. The trek rises to an altitude of 5,416m on the Thorong La pass, touching the edge of the Tibetan plateau.This trek crosses two different river valleys and encircles the Annapurna massif, crossing Thorung La (5416m/17769 ft), the highest pass on this trek. The trek begins at Besisahar in the Marshyangdi river valley and concludes in the Kali Gandaki Gorge.

    The trek starts from Besisahar and moves through many villages and human settlement areas. The ever-expanding terraced fields and landscapes offer you the best experience along with magnetic glimpses of mountain peaks. Walking through the village areas, we also get a chance to enjoy the traditional and unique culture of Brahmins, Tibetan, Thakali and Gurung community. Several monasteries, gompas and Chortens decorated with colourful Buddhist flags during our journey reflects the people’s inclination towards Buddhist religion. You get to know the traditional culture and way of life of rural Nepalese people. The brightly coloured and well-kept tea houses and restaurants are found along the way where you can get good rest and enjoy the traditional Nepalese cuisine.

    Another interesting place we visit in this trek is Muktinath and Poon Hill. Muktinath (God of Salvation) is one of the religious places in Nepal where devotees throng from all over Nepal. The place is equally famous as a tourist destination. The 108 water sprouts and abundant fossils found in this area make it very special for the tourists and religious people. And from the top of Poon Hill, you get to view the exquisite panoramic beauty of the Himalayan range with a view of Peaks like Mount Annapurna, Hiunchuli and many others.

    Apart from these places we visit in this circuit trek, the striking natural beauty with a magnificent close-up view of the mountain, the ever-expanding vast landscapes, valleys, gorges, waterfalls, passes and hot water springs make this trek the famous and most sought trek in Nepal.  

     

  • Itinerary
    • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1380m/4528ft)

      Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, we offer you pick up facility from the airport and manage your stay at the most comfortable hotel in the city. You get to meet the team of trekkers and together we prepare for the trek. At the evening we offer you lavish welcome dinner with authentic Nepali Cuisine.

    • Day 2: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trek preparation

      We offer you a short trip to historical and cultural sites around Kathmandu valley: Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa and Pashupatinath temple. You can also do some souvenir shopping during the sightseeing. After sightseeing, we head back to the hotel and get our clothing and trekking equipment ready and prepare for the trek.

    • Day 3: Drive to Besisahar (760m/2493ft) 6-7 hours

      In the early morning, we catch a bus to Besisahar, our destination for the day. The bus heads towards west from Kathmandu. We enjoy the bus ride watching the green scenery around. The bus heads ahead towards Dumre and from there, towards Besisahar. Upon reaching Besisahar we take rest and prepare for our night stay at a lodge.

    • Day 4: Trek from Besisahar to Bahundanda (1310m/4297ft) 5-6 hours

      Today we will start our trek from Besisahar. We take a walk through secondary road with Marsyangdi river flowing down below on our right. We cross the checkpoint and move ahead. We then reach a junction where several roads meet. Leaving the trail to Ghalegaon on our left we catch the trail to our right that will take us to Bhulbhule. There are hotels, lodges, temples, telephone facility and has somewhat dense population than other areas. We again cross a checkpoint and head towards Nadi Bazar. On our way, we get to enjoy the beauty of the huge waterfall. We follow the Annapurna route towards Dhobhan Chaur. There is Nandi Khola on the way and the trail leads us to Lampata which has the Gurung and Brahmins settlement area. After a short walk from Lampata, we finally reach Bahundanda. The place has hotels, lodges, a checkpoint, temple, school and also a view tower. We will spend the night at Bahundanda. During the journey, we can enjoy the view of peaks like Manaslu and Himchuli which add beauty to our trek.

    • Day 5: Trek from Bahundanda to Chyamche (1430m/4690ft) 5-6 hours

      We start our trek walking through Annapurna route towards Badalbisauna. From there the walk ahead will take us to Khorikhet which has human settlement area. The trail takes the downhill turn and we descend toward Syange passing through Ghermu and Niuri. The beautiful landscapes and terraced fields make the area more charming and enticing. Moving ahead from Syange we reach the suspension bridge over Marsyangdi river. We cross the bridge and take the trail towards Jagat. We pass through school and temple on our way. We then take the steep uphill trail passing through Tallo Cipla and Mathillo Chipla on our way. The uphill walk will then take us to Ghatte Kholagaon and Purano Jagat. These places have fewer human settlements. On the way, we get to enjoy the beauty of the magnificent waterfall. Finally, we reach Chyamche. The place is also called Chyamche. We will spend the night at Chyamche.

    • Day 6: Trek from Chyamche to Bagarchhap (2160m/7085ft) 5-6 hours

      We start our trek early in the morning taking the steep uphill climb towards Sattale. The trail here is stone paved and is somewhat difficult than other areas. There is Nandi river flowing on our left. We continue our walk and then reach Tal. The area has hotels, lodges and schools. There are also temples and viewpoint. The village area looks beautiful with thatched houses around. Leaving Tal behind we follow the uphill trail alongside the Marsyangdi river and head towards Karte, also called Khotro. On the way, we pass through Natange Pakha. From there we shortly reach Dharapani. This place has more facilities. There are temples and monasteries. We get to view the Buddhist cultural practices and monasteries and Chhortens being decorated with prayer flags. From Dharapani we head towards Bagarchhap. We might also visit the powerhouse on our way. We will stay for the night at Bagarchhap.

    • Day 7: Trek from Bagarchhap to Chame (2670m/8758ft) 4-5 hours

      We start our journey early in the morning leaving Bagarchhap behind and walking towards Danakyu. We also get to view Danakyu river on our way. From there we again walk further and reach Timang. We keep walking enjoying the landscapes around and reach chaurikharka shortly. From there we come across the bridge over a river and after crossing the bridge we reach Thanchowk. There are a school and temple in the area. There is a huge Marsyangdi river flowing down below on the right. From here it’s gentle walk to Koto and again from there, we continue to walk until reaching Chame. Chame is the headquarter of Manang district and there is also a unique large white gate. We stay for the night at Chame.

    • Day 8: Trek from Chame to Lower Pisang (3200m/10496ft) 5-6 hours

      The trek starts early from Chame towards Talekhu. We continue following the Annapurna route and walk ahead. We then reach Bharatang. After a short walk ahead we reach Chemyau Kharka where there is a memorial to Japanese mountaineer Akira Ochiai. We continue our walk and shortly reach Swargadwari bridge.After crossing the bridge, it is an uphill walk to Dhikur Pokhari. We enjoy the beautiful lush green forests around. The area is rich in natural beauty. We then keep walking until reaching Lower Pisang. The night will be spent at Lower Pisang. 

    • Day 9: Trek from Lower Pisang to Manag ( 3540m/11611ft) 7-8 hours

      Today we leave Lower Pisang and head for Manag. We will be doing many uphill and downhill walk today. Our first stop will be Ghyaru. The village has the sparse population and has a monastery. From there we head towards Paktha passing through Mani walls on our way. From there the trail heads towards Nawal. We walk for quite a long time and reach Mugje. We pass through many temples and Gompas on our way. The trail then takes us to Bhraka. We then cross the bridge over the Ghatte Khola and finally reach Manang. The night will be spent there.

    • Day 10: Acclimatization day

      Today is the acclimatization day to adjust our body to the rising altitude and take a good rest. We explore the areas observing the traditional and cultural life of the local community. We observe their lifestyle from near and interact with them. We end the day thus and get a good night’s sleep in a lodge at Manag.

    • Day 11: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4018m/13179ft) 4-5 hours

      Today there will be a mostly uphill walk. We start the trek walking towards Ghunsang with Thorung river flowing on the left. We pass the human settlement area and then cross the mani wall and reach Ghayanchang. A little ahead there is a bridge over Ghyanchang river. We cross the river and walk ahead. We move ahead passing Thorong Khola. The area has vast grassland and there are tea shops around the area. We walk ahead towards Yak Kharka and finally reach there at the altitude of 4,018m. The area has few human settlements.

    • Day 12: To Thorong Base Camp (4450m/14596ft) 4-5hours

      From Yak Kharka we walk ahead uphill towards Ledar. We then reach Ledar. We then walk ahead enjoying the view of Kone Khola on our way. After crossing Kone Khola over the bridge and walk ahead towards Thorong river.we then cross a bridge over Thorong river and walk ahead towards tea house. We then reach teahouse. There is a landslide area on the way to Thorong Phedi and we have to be extra careful in this area. From Landside area after walking for some time we finally reach Thorong Phedi. We will be spending the night there.

    • Day 13: Thorong Base Camp – Thorong pass (5416m/17764ft)- Muktinath (3760m/12333ft) 8-9 hours

      We start our walk leaving Thorong Base Camp behind and walk uphill towards Thorong La pass. It is the world’s widest pass. From there the trail takes us steep downhill through Thorong Khola and passing Champarbuk. Further ahead we reach a barren and hilly area. From there the trail takes us to Muktinath. It is the place with huge religious significance both for Hindus and Buddhists. There are many other temples around the area. People take bath in the 108 water sprouts with a belief that it will clean away the sins and consider the water holy. We explore the area and spend the night at Muktinath.

    • Day 14: Muktinath to Jomsom (2720m/8922ft) 4-5 hours

      Today we will be heading towards Jomsom. We will pass through many villages on our way to Jomsom. We take a walk downhill and then along the bank of Kaligandaki river. We might have to face the strong wind on our way to Jomsom. We pass through Jhong and Putak on our way. We also get to enjoy the beauty of Jhong Khola. We then leave the trail to upper Mustang and catch the trail to Kagbeni. From there we head downhill towards Ekle Bhatti and finally to Jomsom. Upon reaching Jomsom we will take rest and prepare for our night stay at the lodge there.

    • Day 15: To Kalopani (2530m/8298ft) 6-7 hours

      We start the trek early from Jomsom. The trail leads us to Synang. There is a small human settlement, temple, school and Gompa. We then head downhill towards Marpha. There is a huge apple peach farm and we roam around and explore the area for some time. We continue our walk passing through Chhairo and Chimanggaon. We come across Dhokyu Khola and Chimang Khola on our way. Most of the walk ahead will be downhill and we cross many villages like Tukuche, Kobang and Larjung. Huge and magnificent Kali Gandaki river adds beauty and enjoyment to our walk. Further ahead we pass through Kokhethanti, Dhampu and Thakkholagaon and come across the suspension bridge. We cross the bridge and finally reach Kalopani. We will be spending the night there.

    • Day 16: Kalopani to Tatopani (1190 m/3903ft) 6 hours

      From Kalopani the trail moves towards Lete. We pass through many villages and cross many bridges on the way. The occasional rivers and streams we come across during the journey make us forget the tiredness. We then reach Ghasa and from there we continue the trail downhill that will take us to Pairothapla. Crossing Kopchepani, Gadpar, Guithe and Jalthale we finally reach Tatopani. We also get to visit the Tatopani Hydro project on our way. We will be spending the night at Tatopani.  

    • Day 17: To Ghorepani (2860 m/9381ft) 7-8 hours

      We start out trek following the Annapurna route crossing the bridge and walking towards Gharkholagaon. We then pass through Ganesh temple and reach Ghara. From there the walk ahead will take us to Sikha then Chitre and then finally to Ghorepani. We will be spending the night at a lodge in Ghorepani.

    • Day 18: Hike to Poon Hill (3210 m/105289ft) and Trek to Nayapul (1070m/3510ft) and Drive to Pokhara; 8-9 hours

      Today we will hike to Poon Hill early in the morning and at the evening reach Pokhara. We wake up early in the morning and start taking uphill climb towards the top of Poonhill so that we do not miss the magnificent sunrise view. We watch the amazing sunrise along with a view of stunning snow-capped highest peaks(Mt.Dhaulagiri, Mt.Nilgiri south,  Mount Annapurna south, Himchuli, Mt.Fishtail, Mt.Annapurna IV, Mt.Annapurna II, and many other) from the top of Poonhill. The view is beyond explanation. We enjoy the beauty around and take snaps together. We then head back to Ghorepani.At Ghorepani have breakfast and move towards Nayapul which brings you to the end of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. From Nayapul we take a tourist standard bus that will bring us to Pokhara. On reaching Pokhara, you can either roam around in the lakeside or spend some time alone or enjoy your time with the rest of the crew members. The night will be spent at a tourist standard hotel in Pokhara.

    • Day 19: Drive to Kathmandu (6-7 hours)

      Today we head back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. We take good rest and soothe our aching muscles. We also muse over the exciting trek we had. At Kathmandu, we organize farewell dinner for you and celebrate the successful completion of the trek and prepare for final departure.

    • Day 20: Departure day

      Today is the final day and we get ready for the departure. We offer you the facility to drop at the Tribhuvan International Airport. We exchange final greetings and wishes and hope to see each other next time as well. We wish pleasant journey and bid the final goodbye.

  • Include/Exclude
    What's included ?
    • Insurance of Guide and Porter
    What's included ?
    • Insurance of Guide and Porter
  • Departure

    Please Check Available Dates for The Year:

    Start Date End Date Price

Trip Overview

Trip Profile Annapurna Circuit Trek
Type Trekking
Span 20 Days
Accommodation 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara & Tea house during the trek
Meal Full meal set

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Annapurna Circuit Trek

Trek around Annapurna is one of the longest and most exciting treks that offers different variations and trekking experience in one go. The trek follows the Annapurna route throughout the journey and is a complete package of several other treks around the Annapurna region. The trek rises to an altitude of 5,416m on the Thorong La pass, touching the edge of the Tibetan plateau.This trek crosses two different river valleys and encircles the Annapurna massif, crossing Thorung La (5416m/17769 ft), the highest pass on this trek. The trek begins at Besisahar in the Marshyangdi river valley and concludes in the Kali Gandaki Gorge.

The trek starts from Besisahar and moves through many villages and human settlement areas. The ever-expanding terraced fields and landscapes offer you the best experience along with magnetic glimpses of mountain peaks. Walking through the village areas, we also get a chance to enjoy the traditional and unique culture of Brahmins, Tibetan, Thakali and Gurung community. Several monasteries, gompas and Chortens decorated with colourful Buddhist flags during our journey reflects the people’s inclination towards Buddhist religion. You get to know the traditional culture and way of life of rural Nepalese people. The brightly coloured and well-kept tea houses and restaurants are found along the way where you can get good rest and enjoy the traditional Nepalese cuisine.

Another interesting place we visit in this trek is Muktinath and Poon Hill. Muktinath (God of Salvation) is one of the religious places in Nepal where devotees throng from all over Nepal. The place is equally famous as a tourist destination. The 108 water sprouts and abundant fossils found in this area make it very special for the tourists and religious people. And from the top of Poon Hill, you get to view the exquisite panoramic beauty of the Himalayan range with a view of Peaks like Mount Annapurna, Hiunchuli and many others.

Apart from these places we visit in this circuit trek, the striking natural beauty with a magnificent close-up view of the mountain, the ever-expanding vast landscapes, valleys, gorges, waterfalls, passes and hot water springs make this trek the famous and most sought trek in Nepal.  

 

What's included ?

  • Insurance of Guide and Porter
  • What's excluded ?

  • Personal expenses like additional food and drinks and alcoholic/beverages along the way
  • Itinerary

    Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1380m/4528ft)

    Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, we offer you pick up facility from the airport and manage your stay at the most comfortable hotel in the city. You get to meet the team of trekkers and together we prepare for the trek. At the evening we offer you lavish welcome dinner with authentic Nepali Cuisine.

    Day 2: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trek preparation

    We offer you a short trip to historical and cultural sites around Kathmandu valley: Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa and Pashupatinath temple. You can also do some souvenir shopping during the sightseeing. After sightseeing, we head back to the hotel and get our clothing and trekking equipment ready and prepare for the trek.

    Day 3: Drive to Besisahar (760m/2493ft) 6-7 hours

    In the early morning, we catch a bus to Besisahar, our destination for the day. The bus heads towards west from Kathmandu. We enjoy the bus ride watching the green scenery around. The bus heads ahead towards Dumre and from there, towards Besisahar. Upon reaching Besisahar we take rest and prepare for our night stay at a lodge.

    Day 4: Trek from Besisahar to Bahundanda (1310m/4297ft) 5-6 hours

    Today we will start our trek from Besisahar. We take a walk through secondary road with Marsyangdi river flowing down below on our right. We cross the checkpoint and move ahead. We then reach a junction where several roads meet. Leaving the trail to Ghalegaon on our left we catch the trail to our right that will take us to Bhulbhule. There are hotels, lodges, temples, telephone facility and has somewhat dense population than other areas. We again cross a checkpoint and head towards Nadi Bazar. On our way, we get to enjoy the beauty of the huge waterfall. We follow the Annapurna route towards Dhobhan Chaur. There is Nandi Khola on the way and the trail leads us to Lampata which has the Gurung and Brahmins settlement area. After a short walk from Lampata, we finally reach Bahundanda. The place has hotels, lodges, a checkpoint, temple, school and also a view tower. We will spend the night at Bahundanda. During the journey, we can enjoy the view of peaks like Manaslu and Himchuli which add beauty to our trek.

    Day 5: Trek from Bahundanda to Chyamche (1430m/4690ft) 5-6 hours

    We start our trek walking through Annapurna route towards Badalbisauna. From there the walk ahead will take us to Khorikhet which has human settlement area. The trail takes the downhill turn and we descend toward Syange passing through Ghermu and Niuri. The beautiful landscapes and terraced fields make the area more charming and enticing. Moving ahead from Syange we reach the suspension bridge over Marsyangdi river. We cross the bridge and take the trail towards Jagat. We pass through school and temple on our way. We then take the steep uphill trail passing through Tallo Cipla and Mathillo Chipla on our way. The uphill walk will then take us to Ghatte Kholagaon and Purano Jagat. These places have fewer human settlements. On the way, we get to enjoy the beauty of the magnificent waterfall. Finally, we reach Chyamche. The place is also called Chyamche. We will spend the night at Chyamche.

    Day 6: Trek from Chyamche to Bagarchhap (2160m/7085ft) 5-6 hours

    We start our trek early in the morning taking the steep uphill climb towards Sattale. The trail here is stone paved and is somewhat difficult than other areas. There is Nandi river flowing on our left. We continue our walk and then reach Tal. The area has hotels, lodges and schools. There are also temples and viewpoint. The village area looks beautiful with thatched houses around. Leaving Tal behind we follow the uphill trail alongside the Marsyangdi river and head towards Karte, also called Khotro. On the way, we pass through Natange Pakha. From there we shortly reach Dharapani. This place has more facilities. There are temples and monasteries. We get to view the Buddhist cultural practices and monasteries and Chhortens being decorated with prayer flags. From Dharapani we head towards Bagarchhap. We might also visit the powerhouse on our way. We will stay for the night at Bagarchhap.

    Day 7: Trek from Bagarchhap to Chame (2670m/8758ft) 4-5 hours

    We start our journey early in the morning leaving Bagarchhap behind and walking towards Danakyu. We also get to view Danakyu river on our way. From there we again walk further and reach Timang. We keep walking enjoying the landscapes around and reach chaurikharka shortly. From there we come across the bridge over a river and after crossing the bridge we reach Thanchowk. There are a school and temple in the area. There is a huge Marsyangdi river flowing down below on the right. From here it’s gentle walk to Koto and again from there, we continue to walk until reaching Chame. Chame is the headquarter of Manang district and there is also a unique large white gate. We stay for the night at Chame.

    Day 8: Trek from Chame to Lower Pisang (3200m/10496ft) 5-6 hours

    The trek starts early from Chame towards Talekhu. We continue following the Annapurna route and walk ahead. We then reach Bharatang. After a short walk ahead we reach Chemyau Kharka where there is a memorial to Japanese mountaineer Akira Ochiai. We continue our walk and shortly reach Swargadwari bridge.After crossing the bridge, it is an uphill walk to Dhikur Pokhari. We enjoy the beautiful lush green forests around. The area is rich in natural beauty. We then keep walking until reaching Lower Pisang. The night will be spent at Lower Pisang. 

    Day 9: Trek from Lower Pisang to Manag ( 3540m/11611ft) 7-8 hours

    Today we leave Lower Pisang and head for Manag. We will be doing many uphill and downhill walk today. Our first stop will be Ghyaru. The village has the sparse population and has a monastery. From there we head towards Paktha passing through Mani walls on our way. From there the trail heads towards Nawal. We walk for quite a long time and reach Mugje. We pass through many temples and Gompas on our way. The trail then takes us to Bhraka. We then cross the bridge over the Ghatte Khola and finally reach Manang. The night will be spent there.

    Day 10: Acclimatization day

    Today is the acclimatization day to adjust our body to the rising altitude and take a good rest. We explore the areas observing the traditional and cultural life of the local community. We observe their lifestyle from near and interact with them. We end the day thus and get a good night’s sleep in a lodge at Manag.

    Day 11: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4018m/13179ft) 4-5 hours

    Today there will be a mostly uphill walk. We start the trek walking towards Ghunsang with Thorung river flowing on the left. We pass the human settlement area and then cross the mani wall and reach Ghayanchang. A little ahead there is a bridge over Ghyanchang river. We cross the river and walk ahead. We move ahead passing Thorong Khola. The area has vast grassland and there are tea shops around the area. We walk ahead towards Yak Kharka and finally reach there at the altitude of 4,018m. The area has few human settlements.

    Day 12: To Thorong Base Camp (4450m/14596ft) 4-5hours

    From Yak Kharka we walk ahead uphill towards Ledar. We then reach Ledar. We then walk ahead enjoying the view of Kone Khola on our way. After crossing Kone Khola over the bridge and walk ahead towards Thorong river.we then cross a bridge over Thorong river and walk ahead towards tea house. We then reach teahouse. There is a landslide area on the way to Thorong Phedi and we have to be extra careful in this area. From Landside area after walking for some time we finally reach Thorong Phedi. We will be spending the night there.

    Day 13: Thorong Base Camp – Thorong pass (5416m/17764ft)- Muktinath (3760m/12333ft) 8-9 hours

    We start our walk leaving Thorong Base Camp behind and walk uphill towards Thorong La pass. It is the world’s widest pass. From there the trail takes us steep downhill through Thorong Khola and passing Champarbuk. Further ahead we reach a barren and hilly area. From there the trail takes us to Muktinath. It is the place with huge religious significance both for Hindus and Buddhists. There are many other temples around the area. People take bath in the 108 water sprouts with a belief that it will clean away the sins and consider the water holy. We explore the area and spend the night at Muktinath.

    Day 14: Muktinath to Jomsom (2720m/8922ft) 4-5 hours

    Today we will be heading towards Jomsom. We will pass through many villages on our way to Jomsom. We take a walk downhill and then along the bank of Kaligandaki river. We might have to face the strong wind on our way to Jomsom. We pass through Jhong and Putak on our way. We also get to enjoy the beauty of Jhong Khola. We then leave the trail to upper Mustang and catch the trail to Kagbeni. From there we head downhill towards Ekle Bhatti and finally to Jomsom. Upon reaching Jomsom we will take rest and prepare for our night stay at the lodge there.

    Day 15: To Kalopani (2530m/8298ft) 6-7 hours

    We start the trek early from Jomsom. The trail leads us to Synang. There is a small human settlement, temple, school and Gompa. We then head downhill towards Marpha. There is a huge apple peach farm and we roam around and explore the area for some time. We continue our walk passing through Chhairo and Chimanggaon. We come across Dhokyu Khola and Chimang Khola on our way. Most of the walk ahead will be downhill and we cross many villages like Tukuche, Kobang and Larjung. Huge and magnificent Kali Gandaki river adds beauty and enjoyment to our walk. Further ahead we pass through Kokhethanti, Dhampu and Thakkholagaon and come across the suspension bridge. We cross the bridge and finally reach Kalopani. We will be spending the night there.

    Day 16: Kalopani to Tatopani (1190 m/3903ft) 6 hours

    From Kalopani the trail moves towards Lete. We pass through many villages and cross many bridges on the way. The occasional rivers and streams we come across during the journey make us forget the tiredness. We then reach Ghasa and from there we continue the trail downhill that will take us to Pairothapla. Crossing Kopchepani, Gadpar, Guithe and Jalthale we finally reach Tatopani. We also get to visit the Tatopani Hydro project on our way. We will be spending the night at Tatopani.  

    Day 17: To Ghorepani (2860 m/9381ft) 7-8 hours

    We start out trek following the Annapurna route crossing the bridge and walking towards Gharkholagaon. We then pass through Ganesh temple and reach Ghara. From there the walk ahead will take us to Sikha then Chitre and then finally to Ghorepani. We will be spending the night at a lodge in Ghorepani.

    Day 18: Hike to Poon Hill (3210 m/105289ft) and Trek to Nayapul (1070m/3510ft) and Drive to Pokhara; 8-9 hours

    Today we will hike to Poon Hill early in the morning and at the evening reach Pokhara. We wake up early in the morning and start taking uphill climb towards the top of Poonhill so that we do not miss the magnificent sunrise view. We watch the amazing sunrise along with a view of stunning snow-capped highest peaks(Mt.Dhaulagiri, Mt.Nilgiri south,  Mount Annapurna south, Himchuli, Mt.Fishtail, Mt.Annapurna IV, Mt.Annapurna II, and many other) from the top of Poonhill. The view is beyond explanation. We enjoy the beauty around and take snaps together. We then head back to Ghorepani.At Ghorepani have breakfast and move towards Nayapul which brings you to the end of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. From Nayapul we take a tourist standard bus that will bring us to Pokhara. On reaching Pokhara, you can either roam around in the lakeside or spend some time alone or enjoy your time with the rest of the crew members. The night will be spent at a tourist standard hotel in Pokhara.

    Day 19: Drive to Kathmandu (6-7 hours)

    Today we head back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. We take good rest and soothe our aching muscles. We also muse over the exciting trek we had. At Kathmandu, we organize farewell dinner for you and celebrate the successful completion of the trek and prepare for final departure.

    Day 20: Departure day

    Today is the final day and we get ready for the departure. We offer you the facility to drop at the Tribhuvan International Airport. We exchange final greetings and wishes and hope to see each other next time as well. We wish pleasant journey and bid the final goodbye.