• Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Overview

Trip Facts

  •    Country: Nepal
  •    Trip grade: Moderate
  •    Destination: Annapurna
  •    Activities: Trekking
  •    Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara/ Lodges on the trek
  •    Meals: BB in Kathmandu and pokhara, Full board on trek.
  •    Maximum altitude: 5416m
  •    Group size: 1 to 24 pax
  •    Best Season: September to November, March to May

Trip Higlights

  • worlds highest Mountain Mt. Manaslu(8163m), Mt. Dhaulagiri(8167m)and Mt. Annapurna 1 (8091m) 
  • world highest temple Muktinath with natural burning fire(Jwalamai)
  • World Highest pass(Throngla pass 5416m)
  • World deepest George Kali Gandaki 
  • with lots of Apple Garden in Tukuche, Marpha, kobang and, Chame 
  • Natural Hot spring Chame, Tatopani.
  • Lots of Tibetan people and villages, Hindu and Buddhist culture, 
  • Beautiful river, and forest, Glacier lakes

Trip Information

Overview of Annapurna circuit trek

From 1977 Annapurna circuit trek was opened for International foreign tourists. Around Annapurna trek can finish within 3 weeks if you complete full circuit start from Besishahar and finish in Nayapul. This trek starts from Besishahar after 7 hours drive from the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu. At the beginning of the Throng pass, you will follow the Marshyangdi river With a great view of Lamjung Himal, Manaslu, Himalchuli, Annapurna2/3/4, Pisang Peak, Chulu peak, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, Throng Peak.

This is the Most Intensive trekking destination Because of Breathtaking scenery. The highest pass in the world(Throngla pass 5416m) is the highest point of this trek. Before crossing Throngla this you can explore three glacier lake Gangapurna, Icelake, and Tilicho lake. if you cross this pass clockwise it is more difficult because of the starting point of pass Muktinath to Throngla is the too long and high altitude.1600m long mean from 3800m to 5416m. So all the trekkers do this trek in the anticlockwise Direction. Muktinath is the highest temple in Nepal and mixes a temple of Hindu and Buddhist god. After Muktinath, this trek passes down to the gorge Kaligandaki and Kaligandaki river till Tatopani which place famous for Natural Hot spring. 
In this trek you can explore 3 worlds highest Mountain Mt. Manaslu(8163m), Mt. Dhaulagiri(8167m)and Mt. Annapurna 1 (8091m) and visit world highest temple Muktinath with natural burning fire(Jwalamai), World Highest pass(Throngla pass 5416m), World deepest George Kali Gandaki,  with lots of Apple Garden in Tukuche, Marpha, kobang and, Chame and Natural Hot spring Chame, Tatopani. Lots of Tibetan people and villages, Hindu and Buddhist culture, Beautiful river, and forest, Glacier lakes make your trip memorable and unforgettable. If you have limited time frame you can choose Short Annapurna circuit trek till Jomsom and fly back to Pokhara or Annapurna Circuit trek through Tilicho lake or you can take jeep until Manang and trek to Muktinath and take a jeep to Pokhara to make the trek shorter. Because of the construction of road after Jomsom this trek a little dusty is some season. 

Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary:

This is only the recommended itinerary of the trek. You can customize this trek as per your need and comfort.

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu transfer to hotel(1350m/4429ft){15 to 25 minutes driving}
Day 02: Trek preparation and Kathmandu sightseeing tour. 
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to jagat{1100m/ 3608ft} (8-10 hours drive)
Day 04: Trek from Jagat to Dharapani(1960m/6430ft){5-6 hours trekking}
Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Chame(2710m/ 8891ft){5 to 6 hours trekking}
Day 06: Trek from Chame to Pisang(3300m/10824ft){5-6 hours trekking)
Day 07: Trek from Pisang to Ngawal(3660m/12008ft){4-5 hours trekking}
Day 08: Trek from Ngawal to Manang(3540m/ 11615ft){3-4 hours trekking}
Day 09: Acclimatisation day and Exploration around Manang.
Day 10: Manang to yak Kharka. (4110m/ 13484ft){4 hours trekking}
Day 11: Trek from yak Kharka to Throng Phedi(4600m/15092ft){3-4 hours trekking}
Day 12: Trek from Throng Phedi to Muktinath(3800m/ 12467ft){7-9 hours trekking}
Day13: Driving from Muktinath To Tatopani(1200m/ 3937ft){7-8 hours driving}
Day14: Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani(2850m/9350ft}(7-8 hours)
Day 15: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara(1070m){ 7 hours trek and 1 and half hour drive}
Day 16: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu(1350m){7 hours driving}
Day 17: Shopping, Departure or Extend your holiday.

 

 

Detail Itinerary

Detailed itinerary for Annapurna circuit trek

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu transfer to hotel(1350m/4429ft){15 to 25 minutes driving}
Today your first day in Himalayan country Nepal. One of our office representatives welcomes you in TIA Arrival gate with your name card then you will be transferred to Hotel In Thamel. Today at evening we will brief your trekking package then introduce to you with your guide. Overnight at Hotel.


Accommodation: 3-star category hotel, Meals: no/ Transportation: Private vehicle.


Day 02: Trek preparation and Kathmandu sightseeing tour. 
In the morning after finished your breakfast, we will start sightseeing day tours in Kathmandu world heritage sites. In the beginning, we will bring you to the Pashupati_nath temple. the holy temple of Hindu which situated at the bank of Bagmati river. This place famous to see cremation system of Hindu people of Kathmandu. After sightseeing In Pashupatinath temple we will drive to Boudhanath stupa_ the biggest Buddhist stupa around the world. We will take the lunch there and we sill drive to Patan durbar square- one of the old royal palace with the famous Museum inside there with the Krishna temple with 21 pinnacles. Finally, we will head to Swayambhunath stupa- Buddhist stupa associated with Nepali Buddhism. This is a self-existent temple according to legend. then our sightseeing tour finish you will be transferred to the hotel. AT evening we will prepare and shopping the goods for trekking then we will welcome you a local food in a typical restaurant with Nepali traditional cultural dance show. overnight at Kathmandu.


Accommodation: 3-star category hotel, Meals: Breakfast, Dinner/ Transportation: Private vehicle/ Activities: Sightseeing.


Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to jagat{1100m/ 3608ft} (8-10 hours drive)
AT the morning we will enjoy the breakfast in Kathmandu then we will drive by local bus to Besishahar, The road passes through several waterfalls, rivers, Farming lands, Some Himalayan highlands, and mountains. Like the Trisuli river a famous point for one and two-day rafting activities. After Besishahar we will follow the river Marshyangdi till Jagat. But from Besishahar we will hire the jeep and driving. the car and bus cannot drive till Jagat because of the road condition. Overnight at Jagat its near to North Annapurna Glacier.


Accommodation: Tea house or Lodge, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner/ Transportation: Private vehicle


Day 04: Trek from Jagat to Dharapani(1960m/6430ft){5-6 hours trekking}
After breakfast, the trails moderate and slightly uphills along the roads. In the beginning, we will reach to Chamje Tibetan Tiny Village. After there you can choose two way either road easy or the beautiful trekking trail after crossing to Marshyangdi River. We will reach to the delightful village Tal after steadily climbing. The village can see little farmland of Potato, Wheat, and Buckwheat. We will walk through a small forest of pine. Recross the Marshyangdi river in Koto again. then after some walk, we will reach to the Bigger Tibetan village in the Manang Valley the junction of two rivers. Overnight at Dharapani.


Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner/ Activities: Trekking/ Accommodation: Tea house or lodge


Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Chame(2710m/ 8891ft){5 to 6 hours trekking}
Today we trekking little west direction. We cross several landslide and forest area today. Then we ascend south side of the valley. The enchanting view of Lamjung Himal, Manaslu and Annapurna 2 ios today main attractions. Chame is the headquarters of Manang district can find bank, Hospitals and other offices. In Chame, we can go Natural Hotspring at the bank of Marshyangdi River. Overnight at Chame.


Meals Included: Breakfast Lunch And Dinner/ Accommodation: Tea house or lodge/ Activities: trekking.


Day 06: Trek from Chame to Pisang(3300m/10824ft){5-6 hours trekking)
North Bank of the Marshyangdi river we will follow today after breakfast. Dence of pine forest we will follow today with the majestic view of Annapurna Himalayan Ranges. First, we reach to the village Bhratang is popular for Apple garden. We tan taste Fresh apple which is very taste. then we will continue our trekking to Dhukurpokharai can see majestic mountain view and Dhukurpokhari lake. We will lunch and heading to the right way to Lower Pisang. In the evening we will sunset hike to Upper Pisang is also popular village because of Mountain view and a famous Gompa or Monastery there. After little hiking to Upper pisang, we will down to Lower Pisang and overnight there.


Meals Included: Breakfast Lunch And Dinner/ Accommodation: Tea house or lodge/ Activities: trekking.


Day 07: Trek from Pisang to Ngawal(3660m/12008ft){4-5 hours trekking}
Two way leads to Manang today. one way through Humde airport and Up way from Ngawal. The view from upper Way is best so we follow the upper way. In the beginning, we will walk a little gradual flat trekking trail then the way difficult challenging to Ghyaru almost 2 hours. Its a beautiful stone and mud constructed houses surrounded by the farmland of wheat, Buckwheat, Potato, and beans. It's a fascinating cultural old village. small Chorten and rest viewpoint in Ghyaru also a big attraction of our trekking. Then we will walk gradually uphill flat and some down to another village Ngawal is also a great scenery interesting village with Gompa and Juniper trees. Overnight we spend there.


Meals Included: Breakfast Lunch And Dinner/ Accommodation: Tea house or lodge/ Activities: trekking.


Day 08: Trek from Ngawal to Manang(3540m/ 11615ft){3-4 hours trekking}
Trekking to Manang quite gradually descends and flat. we will meet today the same way passes from lower Pisang meets at Mungi. then after 20 minutes trekking, we will reach to Braga is famous for ancient largest Gompa with the oldest carving of Thanka. Manang is just a short walk from this village. In the evening we can walk Gangapurna lake and Chonkar viewpoint is the attraction of Manang or you can visit |Himalyan rescue Association for learning some Ams information free talk every 3 pm. Overnight at Manang.


Meals Included: Breakfast Lunch And Dinner/ Accommodation: Tea house or lodge/ Activities: trekking.


Day 09: Acclimatisation day and Exploration around Manang.
We can take a short walk in higher altitude today or a long walk to explore Ice lake today. Today we need rest day because our further 3 days trekking in high altitude. Today according to your desire we will bring you exploration around Manang either we can go Milarepa cave, Ice Lake, 200rs lama Gomapa or Chonkar Viewpoint from Gangapurna Lake. Overnight at Manang.


Meals Included: Breakfast Lunch And Dinner/ Accommodation: Tea house or lodge/ Activities: trekking.


Day 10: Manang to yak Kharka. (4110m/ 13484ft){4 hours trekking}
Starting high altitude trekking is a challenge for trekkers. Because of the possibility of High altitude sickness(AMS).In the beginning, we pass right way because of the left way through the World highest altitude lake Tilicho Lake. According to your time duration, you can customize and modify your route through there. but according to our plan, we will trek to Tanki Manang continuously climb to Marshyangdi River. Today The views of Majestic mountain is heart-touching. Annapurna 2 3 4 Gangapurna, Chulu Mountain, Tilicho Peak, Khangsarkang mountain can see along the trails. then we will climb to Guangsang. just 2 tea houses there. we can see some horse and Yak grazing in the trails. big trees and forests cannot be seen here because of high altitude. No vegetation and farmland today. Crossing a small wooden bridge and ancient mani wall during the trek. overnight at Yak Kharka. 


Meals Included: Breakfast Lunch And Dinner/ Accommodation: Tea house or lodge/ Activities: trekking.

 


Day 11: Trek from yak Kharka to Throng Phedi(4600m/15092ft){3-4 hours trekking}
According to high altitude trekking rule, we just walk 500 meters today. A short day trekking with slowly uphill and gradually flat. Giving the rock scenery and several Landslide today. Which is very dangerous. we can see some board of landslide information and Danger area. at the beginning first 4 houses villages come called \leather and then we cross a suspension bridge and climbing half our after then the way flat and moderate. In throng phedi, we can see just 2 houses with 200 person capacity. but it closes during winter if big snow level. Afternoon we will hike a little through throng high camp around 1 hour. But stay overnight at Throng Phedi.


Meals Included: Breakfast Lunch And Dinner/ Accommodation: Tea house or lodge/ Activities: trekking.


Day 12: Trek from Throng Phedi to Muktinath(3800m/ 12467ft){7-9 hours trekking}
Today is the climax day of the Annapurna circuit trek. Most Challenging day and most beautiful day in our while trekking.Lifetime unforgettable experience you can make because of world-famous High pass required around 1000 m climb up nad 1600 m trekking downhill. The mountain Yakawagang and Throngpeak middle make you the best trekking experience. We can see the Kaligandaki River below and finish the Marshyangdi river. Today we start trekking early because before midday we will pass is better because the afternoon maybe big windy and it affect trekkers. The Huge Dhauilagiri ranges can be seen after the pass. After a short rest and lots of photos there, we can take a high altitude tea there and a long drop to Muktinath start. the long descend reward you the best sleeping today in low altitude. Muktinath is the important temple for both Buddhist and Hindu pilgrimage. Thousands of prayers flags with 108 spiritual water taps and 2 ponds with Natural burning fire is the main attraction of this temple. Some Banyan and p[eepal trek can see there the mix temple shows you mutual religious harmony of Nepal. Tibetan people tell this holy place {CHU MIG TSA GYE} meaning 108 spiritual places. overnight at Muktinath.


Meals Included: Breakfast Lunch And Dinner/ Accommodation: Tea house or lodge/ Activities: trekking.

 


Day13: Driving from Muktinath To Tatopani(1200m/ 3937ft){7-8 hours driving}
The road was built below the Muktinath while before it was famous trekking trails.. because of dusty and crowded of car Mission Himalaya Treks And expeditions Suggest you not to trekking. we can drive today by bus or jeep alone the Kali Gandaki valley or deepest gorge in the world was very pleasant It's Very Impressive gorge after pass the Apple kingdom of Nepal Marpha. arpha is the beautiful village of Stone and Agricultural center. Then we will drive to Tatopani. Tatopani is famous for Natural hot spring shower. people believe that if you take shower there your skin disease will disappear.


Meals Included: Breakfast Lunch And Dinner/ Accommodation: Tea house or lodge/ Activities: trekking.


Day14: Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani(2850m/9350ft}(7-8 hours)
today after breakfast our trails uphill to Ghar stream valley its south side of Annapurna massif mountain. most of the way we will follow oak forest Rhododendron and magnolia. WE pass Ghara, Phalate Chitre, and Shikha on the way with a beautiful view of Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain. Ghorepani is the best tourist hub below Poonhill.


Meals Included: Breakfast Lunch And Dinner/ Accommodation: Tea house or lodge/ Activities: trekking.


Day 15: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara(1070m){ 7 hours trek and 1 and half hour drive}
Today we will hike in the morning 1 hour to Poonhill to see majestic sunrise mountain view. From the top of poonhill, e can see 14 snow-capped mountain including 5 Dhaulagiri, Tukuchepeak, Dhampus Peak, Nilgiri, Annapurna South and Fishtail with other lots of snowy Himalayan peaks.  after sunrise, e will back to Ghorepani and take the breakfast. After completing our breakfast we will trek down to Nangethanti, Uklleri, Hile, Matathanti, and Birethanti and finally to Nayapul. Its trekking start point of Annapurna Base camp and Ghorepani Poonhill trekking. We will finish the trek there and drive to Pokhara for Complete the trekking.


Meals Included: Breakfast Lunch / Accommodation: 3-star category hotel/ Activities: trekking/ Transportation: private vehicle.


Day 16: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu(1350m){7 hours driving}
Today we will take a breakfast and go to Pokhara tourist bus park to take a tourist bus to Kathmandu. On the way, e can explore the l culture of people, Farmland, Cable Car, Lots of rivers, Hills and riverside. After a long drive to Kathmandu, we will transfer to you to the hotel. At evening we will share your trekking experience to our office representative. Overnight at hotel at Kathmandu.


Meals Included: Breakfast,/ Accomodation: 3-star category hotel/ Transportation: private vehicle and tourist Bus.


Day 17: Shopping, Departure or Extend your holiday.
Today we will drop you to the airport to go back tour sweet home. According to our Nepal airport rules and your check-in time, e will drip you 3 hour prior toe fight to the airport. and waiting for your next trip with your friend and relatives for other Nepal trekking destination. Have a safe and enjoy the home hope to see you again.


Meals Included: Breakfast Accomodation: None/ Transportation: private vehicle.


 

Cost Details

What is included?

 

  • All private transportation from Airport to Hotel and Hotel to Airport.
  • Kathmandu city accommodation in 3-star standard hotel with free breakfast as per itinerary. 
  • Pokhara lake city accommodation in 3-star category hotel with free breakfast as per itinerary.
  • 3 main course meal during the trekking(breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) with fresh fruit as a dessert as per the availability.
  • Very experienced and knowledgable trekking guide from Government well trained with his salary, transportation, accommodation and insurance and food.
  • Very strong porter as per itinerary with his insurance, food, transportation, and salary.
  • All government and local taxes with company service charges.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project(ACAP) permits and Trekkers Information Management System permits(TIMS). 
  • Trekking registration certificate after complete the trek signed by your guide and company owner.
  • Kathmandu to Besishahar by Public Microbus and Pokhara to Kathmandu by deluxe tourist bus as per itinerary.
  • First aid medication with your guide. 
  • Free Trekking Map for Annapurna circuit trek.
  • Welcome or Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance and live music show.
  • Nayapul to Pokhara transportation by Private deluxe AC vehicle.

What is not included?

  • International airport taxes, flight ticket, trekking equipment on the trek or in the city.
  • All expenses of personal nature & travel insurance & Nepal visa cost.
  • Any kinds of electrical items charge while on the trek and hot shower charge.
  • Personal drinks and Mineral water, sweets, candy, bar bills (Hard & soft drink) massages body, and laundry cost.
  • Tips for Guide and Porters after finishing your trip.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara except for welcome or farewell dinner
  • All things without includes section.

Useful info

1. How much does Annapurna Circuit Trekking Costs?

The Annapurna Circuit Trek Cost depends upon the services you take and itinerary you choose. The best price for Annapurna Circuit is $1240. This is the best possible price to capture the beautiful nature, awesome trekking experience, familiarize with Nepali Culture, views of mountains and many more.

2. Is this trek with Tilicho lake possible?

Yes. You can make your Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake. You can have the taste of both Annapurna Region Trekking and Tilicho Lake TrekkingYou can change your itinerary as per you like and modify trekking itinerary however you feel comfortable.

3. Which one is better? Annapurna circuit 12 days/ 14 days trek?

Annapurna Trek Itinerary can be modified as per the trekkers need. Annapurna Circuit Trek 12 days and 14 days are quite famous trekking in Annapurna Region. They are just a modification of the trekking itinerary. We recommended you for 18 days trek. But you can make any of 12 days or 14 days Trek. We can mail us at info@missionhimalayatreks.com for any of the itinerary and other details about cost, services and more.

4. When is the Best Time To Go?

The best time to go to Annapurna Circuit Trek is in October - November, and March - April. In other seasons there may be extreme rainfalls, rockfall, and landslides. 

5. Annapurna Circuit Trekking Time?

As already mentioned we will be at the height of 4500 meters at the top of Annapurna Circuit Trek. You can make this trek at a minimum of 12 days. You can have a rest day during 12 days trek also. The time depends upon how long do you want to trek. However, the average is 12 days and up to 4500m height.

Best Time to do Annapurna Circuit Trek

Mission Himalaya Treks and Expeditions Pvt Ltd organizes the Annapurna Circuit trekking throughout the year but the best month is September-November and March-May. Sometimes the pass will be closed due to heavy snow in the winter time. At the end of the trekking, because of road construction, some trails are dusty and so that you may need to take a flight or bus from Jomsom back to Pokhara.

 

Customer Reviews


My mountain guide and friend after trekking.

Hector benito | Spain

Rating: 5

After spending some wonderful days Trekking in Nepal with you (Birendra) we do not want to leave the country without telling you something in this review!Hector wants to tell you that "Tu eres un poco cabron"Conchi says that she has been so comfortable and nice despite she is a headache for you haha"i want to say big thank you to you and your "Garlic noodle soup"mountain medicine..!! They Saved my life!!and now being a bit more serious we think you did a great job. You make us feel so comfortable and safe all the time. and that really good!we hope you also have a good time with us at the sometimes that you were working.finally, the three of us invite you to some beers and some trekking guide(Pablo Conchi and hector) in Spain so just let us know when you travel there.we will try to send more people to make you work more 

Besos y Abrozos

 


Fantastic trekking.

Santiago Campos Menendez | Oviedo, Asturias,Spain

Rating: 5

We trekking combined with ABC and ACT absolutely fantastic. The crossing to the high altitude Throng-la (5416m) with amazing landscape and heart touching views is my lifetime best. The guide was so funny told us a lot of jokes to make our trip never bore. The porter carrying luggage like they do not feel any tired. Keep it up to Mission Himalaya Trekking And Expeditions Team.

            One of our friends Chema feels sick in trekking Nawol but our guide helps us to give him medicine as well. Because of his effort and arrangement we are out of six- 6 complete Throng pass. The guide was so flexible according to our condition and desire. He managed tea houses, food, and transportation so easily.

            We give the best recommendation to Mission Himalaya Treks and Expeditions PVT Ltd. We plan to come back again for Everest Base camp Trekking with our friends and family.

Great MHT arrangement we are appreciated!!!!!!!!!!

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