Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Trip Duration
14 days
Start/End Point
Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Maximum Altitude
5,416m.
Trip Difficulty
Moderate
Activity
Trekking & hiking
Best Season
Oct -Dec & March-May
Per Person US$ 1350

US$ 1260

Overview of Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Annapurna Circuit trekking is one of the most visited and popular trekking among Nepal circuit trekking packages. Annapurna circuit trek is a highly praised and outstanding trekking trail in the Annapurna region of Nepal. This fascinating Annapurna circuit trek in Nepal provides you the chance of crossing great adventurous Thorong La pass, dry valley of Manang, deepest gorge of the world as well the breathtaking views of Mt. Annapurna, Annapurna south, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Hiunchuli, Nilgiri and other mighty of peaks.

Annapurna circuit trekking trial offers you a majestic views of Himalayas, tranquil landscape, dry and desert lands, charming Gurung, Thakali and Tibetans villages, their unique culture, traditions and primitive lifestyle, yak pastures, moraines, mani walls, terraced farmlands, natural scenarios, flora and fauna, apple garden, glacier lakes and rivers, holy pilgrimage sites, snow-capped mountains and so on. The best season to trek Annapurna circuit treks ate spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). During your circuit trek to Annapurna, you will experience a trek from a lower elevation to higher altitude or foothill of Mt. Annapurna.

Highlights of Annapurna Circuit Trekking

  • Trek through the great adventurous pass- Thorong La pass (5,416 m/17,764 ft.)
  • Breathtaking views of Mount Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, etc.
  • Experience culture and tradition and rural lifestyle of Nepalese people
  • Excursion most beautiful Manang village and it’s ancient Buddhist monasteries
  • Excursion over Muktinath which is the holiest place of both Hindus and Buddhist

Annapurna Circuit Trekking Itinerary

Today is your first day in Nepal. Your wonderful time started upon your Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Our representative will warmly welcome and receive you at the point of arrival at Airport and transfer you to your respective hotels with our private vehicle. In the evening, you will be introduce with your trek guide and discuss about the trips in details and make the trip preparation. Overnight stay at 3 star rated Hotel in Kathmandu.

Car
Accommodation 3*Hotel
Meals B L D
Altitude (1,320 m/4,330 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Our day begins with the breakfast at hotel in Kathmandu. Then we start our long drive approximately about 8-9 hours towards the beautiful village of Chamje- the trek starting point. We take an early morning drive stunning Highway and beautiful geographical variation. We will be passing through beautiful fast flowing white river, terraced farmlands, green hills, countryside and famous touristic hub like Pokhara, Beshishar, Syange, and Jagat on the way. Continuing our drive along with the bank of Marsyangdi River we reach the traditional style Chamje village. Overnight stay at teahouse in Chamje.

Jeep 8-9 hrs.
Accommodation lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 1,430 m/4,692 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today is the first day trek in the land of Annapurna region. After having breakfast at teahouse, our day slowly begins ascending straight upwards and descend to the riverside. Then we cross the suspension bridge and begin a steep climb to the small settlement of Sattale. Afterwards we cross the top hill and enter the Manang district at the village of Tal which is the checkpoint of TIMS and permit. Then we cross the Marsyangdi River and continues through the village of Karte to reach Dharapani village where we spend our time for a lunch. Then we would able to see the south face of Manaslu, Annapurna II for the first time. We continue up the river valley and pass the Gurung village of Thonje to reach Bagarchhap, a famous Tibetan village with prayer flag fluttering in the breeze. Overnight stay at teahouse in Bagarchhap.

Walking 6-7 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 2,140 m/7,021 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

After having breakfast at teahouse we continue our day with a step forested ridges along with the superb view of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, Manaslu and might of surrounding peaks. Then we came across the small natural hot spring and then trek all the way towards Chame, a beautiful town and headquarter of Manang district. It is the last major market until we reach Jomsom from today. We explore the Chame village after having lunch and enjoy the culture, traditions and hospitality of local inhabitants here. Overnight stay at teahouse in Chame.

Walking 5-6 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 2,710 m/8,891 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Our day starts after having breakfast at teahouse. From Chame the trial is not well maintained where we passes through steep and rocky trial, pine forest towards the village of Talekhu and Bhratang. Enjoying the excellent views of Annapurna II, Annapurna South and Pisang peak we cross the series of wooden cantilever bridges. Enjoying the beautiful natural landscape we cross through spruce and alpine forest to reach the beautiful village of Lower Pisang. Overnight stay at teahouse in Lower Pisang.

Walking 5-6 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 3,190 m/10,466 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

After having breakfast at teahouse we continue our trek through beautiful landscape and vegetation following the Marsyangdi River towards the drier upper part of Mustang district. There are two routes to Manang valley from Lower Pisang, but we follow the trial that takes us to Upper Piasang via Geru. This trial guarantees outstanding views of Mt. Annapurna, Pisang peak and many others. As we walk near Manang, the climates becomes more cold and dry. Then we visit to Barge monastery which is the biggest monastery in the Manang district. Also you may choose the alternative trial continues with the bank of Marsyangdi River via Mungi to Manang valley. Manang is one of the most beautiful village throughout the trek. Overnight stay at teahouse in Manang.

Walking 6-7 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 3,520 m/11,549 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today we stop at Manang village to ensure proper altitude acclimatization. Climbing high and sleeping low is considered as good way to acclimatize with your body so that there will no any trait of altitude sickness in further upcoming days. After having breakfast we will be busy with a short hike to Bhojo Gumba or towards Gangapurna Lake. We can also visit the Vraga village where we visit the Himalayan Rescue Association. After a fine day walk we return back to Manang valley. The beautiful natural landscape surrounded with high Himalayas, shiny lakes, cultural village and ancient monasteries are the major attraction of Manang valley. Overnight stay at teahouse in Manang.

Walking
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

After couple of nights at Manang, our day starts with a steep trekking trial all the way to Yak Kharka. The trial crosses a stream and climbs to the village of Tenki above Manang leaving the Marsyangdi valley. Then the trial follows the northwards of Jarsang Khola valley passing a few pastures and small forest of juniper. Then we continue towards the small village of Ghunsa. Enjoying our lunch at Ghunsa we slowly walk through meadows where horses and yaks graze. Crossing the small river on a wooden bridge, the trial passes through ancient old mani walls until we reach small village of Yak Kharka. Yak Kharka literally means Yak Pastures. It is a small village with a less number of teahouse and is also situated in a beautiful place surrounded by high Himalayas and side to Marshyangdi River. Overnight stay at teahouse in Yak Kharka.

Walking 4-5 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 4,110 m/13,484 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

After having breakfast at teahouse we continue our trek. Today’s trekking trial is the most adventurous and exiting one. We trek through a small passage road that takes us with a deep George of Marsyangdi River. We continue our walk slowly and cross a suspension bridge to reach the Letdar village. Then we ascend furthermore passing through pastures which eventually give way to high arid desert to high camp at Thorang Phedi, the last village before Thorong La pass. Phedi literally means the base of the Thorang La. Overnight stay at teahouse in Thorong Phedi.

Walking 4-5 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 4,420 m/14,501 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today is the longest, hardest and adventurous day of Annapurna Circuit trek. Today we begins our day early in the morning before sunrises otherwise the weather condition i.e. strong winds and snowfall would affect our journey if crossing too late. Taking a packed breakfast we start to ascend up steeply towards the highest passes in the world, Thorong La pass which is marked by chortens and prayer flags. As we reach the top, we are rewarded with the magnificent views of Himalayas such as Annapurna massif ranges, Dhaulagiri, and many others. After crossing the adventurous pass, we descend towards the holy town of Muktinath which is sacred pilgrimage sites of both Hindus and Buddhist. Overnight stay at hotel in Muktinath.

Walking 7-8 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 5,416 m/17,764 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

After having breakfast at teahouse, we start our trek from Muktinath descending through the rocky trial. Today you take care of your eyes with sunglasses, and whole faces with marks and cover as much as your skin surface of your body because we are passing through the windy trial all the way to Jomsom. Our trekking trial passed smoothly through the village of Jharkot. Enjoying the fabulous view of Kali Gandaki valley we come to join the popular Kagbeni village inhabited by Tibetan origin people. After having lunch at Kagbeni, we continue our trek towards the Jomsom. Jomsom is a beautiful town situated in Mustang and is surrounded with desert hills. Overnight stay at hotel in Jomsom.

Walking 6-7 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 2,800 m/9,186 ft

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

After having breakfast we start our day with a breathtaking morning flight about 25 minutes from Jomsom to Pokhara. Our morning flight passes through the gorge of Kali Gandaki and Annapurna which itself one of the lifetime experience. After arriving at Pokhara, you will be transfer to your respective hotel. Rest of the day you have a leisure period. You may either relax after long and hard trek or excursion over famous places such as Island temple, Fewa Lake, Lakeside in Pokhara. Overnight stay at 3 star rated hotel in Pokhara.

Flight 25 min
Accommodation 3*Hotel
Meals B
Altitude 900 m/2,953 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

 Our day begins after having late breakfast at hotel and you will be easy transfer to the Pokhara tourist bus station with our private vehicle to take a scenic drive 5 to 6 hours towards the capital city Kathmandu. On your arrival at Kathmandu  you will be easy transfer towards your respective hotel. In evening, you would be greeted with farewell dinner hosted by the Life Himalaya Trekking at typical Nepalese Restaurant with a Nepalese cultural dance on behalf your successful Annapurna Circuit trek. Overnight stay at 3 star rated hotel in Kathmandu.

Bus Bus 6-7hrs
Accommodation 3*Hotel
Meals B L D
Altitude 1,360 m/4,462 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Our adventurous journey in Nepal ends today. Our representative will transfer you to the International airport three hours before your flight schedule towards your home with a warm greetings and hospitality hopping you to see next time in Nepal. If you have more time in Nepal, we also can organize some additional activities like bungee jumping, jungle safari, Everest Heli Tour and famous cities tours that you are interested in.

Car 15min
Meals B

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Includes/Excludes

What's Included

  • Airport picks up and drops international and domestic.
  • Complete departure information, about trek, flight ticket, guide, altitude sickness and reconfirmation and extend visa service (if necessary) and extra tour service before the trek starting.
  • 02 nights 3 star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • 01 night’s hotel in Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Kathmandu To Chamje by private transportation.
  • Jomsonm to pokhara Flight.
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by luxury tourist bus.
  • Private transportation picks up and drops.
  • Best Lodge accommodation & full board meals throughout the trek.
  • Breakfast, lunch and  dinner included chosen from lodge menu.
  •  Twin share accommodation during the trek.
  • As per group size experience, government licensed holder trek guide, helpful and friendly strong, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff.( 5 trekkers 1 assistant guide )
  • Warm Down jacket and four seasonal sleeping bag will be provided during the Annapurna Circuit trekking (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after the trip)
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers’ Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permits)
  • Conservation trek permit fee.  Annapurna  Circuit  trail map.
  • Life himalaya Duffelbag and t-shirt to take ( valu 60USD)
  • First Aid kits for the staffs and the groups.
  • Services coordination for emergency and rescue operations.
  • Government taxes & office service charge.
  •  Farewell dinner at reputed restaurant with terdational cultural dance
  • Archivment cirtificate.

What's Excluded

  • Meals not quantified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary.
  • Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa charge.
  • All beverages and others personal expenses.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses.
  • Battery charge,hot shwors & international phone calls.
  • Service not mentioned above.

Route Map

Annapurna Region Trekking Map

Annapurna Circuit Trekking - Essential Information

Annapurna circuit trek journey starts with the scenic drive to Chamje via Beshishar. We start our trek from Chamje passing along with the Marsyangdi River, terraced farmlands, subtropical forests and different charming villages of Tal, Dharapani towards Bagarchhap. Then our adventure trek leads up to the fine village of Chame main district headquarters of Manang, inhabited by a wide variety of people from different ethnic groups. Then our trek leads with the rough trekking trail of Annapurna towards Pisang. Then we spend our couple of nights at Manang village to ensure proper acclimatization. Then our trek heads towards the great adventurous passes of the world, Thorong La pass via Yak Kharka and Thorong Phedi. As we reach the top of Thorong La pass, we are rewarded with the magnificent views of the white Himalayas such as Annapurna massif ranges, Dhaulagiri, and many others. After crossing the adventurous pass, we descend towards the holy town of Muktinath which is sacred pilgrimage sites of both Hindus and Buddhist. Then we trek to Jomsom and fly back to Pokhara and again fly back to Kathmandu to end this magnificent journey to Annapurna circuit.

Life Himalaya Trekking organizes the best Annapurna circuit trekking package in Nepal. We operate Annapurna circuit trek providing best quality service which is a convenience to you. We operate this carefully designed tailor made itinerary providing you a local and experienced trek guide & porter focusing fully on your safety and security. We will be flexible with the itinerary and budgets can adjust many more details as per your recommendations. We will arrange you the best facilities and accommodation throughout this trek.

Required Equipments for the Trip

Different types of equipments are required to fully enjoy your trip in Nepal. The required equipment may depend on the trip type, weather conditions, season and the maximum altitude of the trip.

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Group Discounted Price

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US$ 1400 Book Now
2-4 pax per person
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8-10 pax per person
US$ 1090 Book Now
11-14 pax per person
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    Reviews on Annapurna Circuit Trekking

    Rated 5 out of 5
    March 11, 2016

    Thanks a lot to Life Himalaya trekking and in particular, our excellent organizer Shiba Hari! We have just completed the 21 day Annapurna circuit – the most challenging experience- great views of the Himalaya and great encounters with many Nepali and fellow trekkers.
    Nepal is a marvelous country! great culture and nature. The people of the hills are extremely nice and friendly. Our guide helped us understand a little more of that culture (which is much diversified around Annapurna) and a lot about the geography! Overall, it’s been a fabulous experience.
    The Annapurna circuit trek is very challenging job it is good to take some days off along the route. We stopped in Manang, Tatopani, and Ulleri for 2 nights which gave us the chance to take it easy. All guest houses and tea houses were great and have their individual characters. Since we were with a guide, we didn’t have to worry about logistics or route finding or money or emergencies. All we had to do was what we came here to do TREK IN THE HIMALAYA!

    Phil Wilson and Caroline Ducheshe
    Rated 5 out of 5
    July 11, 2015

    I chose life Himalaya trekking and book through the internet Annapurna circuit trek we are very happy with all the services guide,food,transportation and the lodge during the trek. I recommend to do Manang rest and visit glacier lake and muktinath holy water taps 108.
    Trekking to jomsom was dusty and windy but very nice view,
    Thanx to Shiba and his team offering excellent information and service which my groups appreciate.
    We will tell many people and hopefully coming next year for the Everest three high pass,

    Mr. Hans Zeitler
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    Per Person US$ 1350

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