Annapurna Circuit trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek takes you into the must-visit trekking destination with amazing landscape and spectacular vistas around the Annapurna Conservation Area.  2 weeks trekking to Annapurna circuit is  classic trekking trail can’t compare with any adventure treks around the globe for bountiful lodges, loneliness of nature and astonishing Himalayan panoramas. The incredible round Annapurna trekking usually starts from Besisahar and ends at Pokhara.  Typically Annapurna circuit adventure hiking doesn’t suit for inexperienced hiker as it is known as high altitude trek which means you need to put behind Thorong-La pass to complete the epic journey.  In 14 days round annapurna hiking holiday you will examine the mountain to high passes of Annapurna massifs.

Annapurna circuit trek is a really diverse trekking trail, both culturally and geographically. The lowland areas are intensively farmed in steep terraces by Gurung and Bahun (or Brahmin) farmers, mostly Hindu. As we climb a little higher we meet more Buddhist peoples like the Manangis and Thakalis, distinctively Tibetan. The trek starts at around 1,000 meters, climbs, very slowly, to Manang at 3,600 meters up the valley of the Marsyangdi River. Climbing further to the Thorong La Pass at 5,416 meters, the terrain becomes quite mountainous but there is always a reasonable trail.

The descent beyond the pass is through the Kali Gandaki valley, the land called Mustang. We firstly travel through high, dry, wild and windy country and later descend into lush rice-fields as we reach Tatopani at 1,150 meters. The trek still has one last spectacular climb after this (if you are still up for it). Over two days we will reach Ghorepani at 2,800 meters for more sensational views back over the Annapurna Range. This trek really covers the best of the region while going slowly enough to actually enjoy oneself with crossing panoramic views at Manang, Kagbeni and Tatopani.

Annapurna circuit trekking, also known as "Round Annapurna trek", covers approximately 200 km trekking trail around the Annapurna mountain range. However this trekking trail is become much shorter than that of the previous days’ time due to road access recently. The trekking begins at an altitude of 1,100 meters and reaches an altitude of 5,416 meters on the Thorung La Pass by touching the edge of the fabled Tibetan plateau. This is the best ever known long day walking holiday among the hikers. And entire trekking allows you to explore amazing uniqueness of the far beyond of the remote Himalaya. The complete round Annapurna trail seems in average moderate to challenging along the biggest pass of the world Thorong La (5416m) but the splendid views and cultural diversity are unexpected rewards.

Annapurna circuit trekking itinerary

Crossing Thorong La Pass and Poon Hill

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu/ Nepal/ pick up from the airport, transfer to hotel, be refresh, meet your guide, trip preparation and overnight at hotel

Day 02: Drive to Syange/Ghyarmuphat (1130m) approx. 9-10 hrs drive/overnight at teahouse eco-village lodge. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant)

Day 03: Trek Syange/Ghyarmuphat (1130m) to Tal (1700m, 5-6 hrs) /overnight at teahouse eco-village lodge. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant)

Day 04: Trek Tal (1700m) to Danaque (2200m, 4-5 hrs) /overnight at teahouse eco-village lodge. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant)   

Day 05: Trek Danaque (2200m) to Chame (2700m, 5-6 hrs) /overnight at teahouse eco-village lodge. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant)   

Day 06: Trek Chame (2700m) to Pisang (3200m, 5-6 hrs) /overnight at teahouse eco-village lodge. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant)

Day 07: Trek Pisang (3250m) to Manang (3540m, 5-6 hrs) /overnight at teahouse eco-village lodge. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant)

Day 08: Acclimatization day in Manang, day hike to explore around/overnight at teahouse eco-village lodge. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant)

Day 09: Trek Manang (3540m) to Yak Kharka (4050m, 4-5 hrs)/overnight at teahouse eco-village lodge.  (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant)

Day 10: Trek Yak Kharka (4050m) to Thorung Phedi (4450m, 4-5 hrs) /overnight at teahouse eco-village lodge. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant) 

Day 11: Trek Thorung Phedi (4450m) to Muktinath (3800m) crossing over the Thorong-La pass(5416m, 8-10 hrs) /overnight at teahouse eco-village lodge.(All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant)  

Day 12: Drive from Muktinath to Ghasa (2000m, 3-4 hrs) /overnight at teahouse eco-village lodge. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant)   

Day 13: Drive from Ghasa (2000m) to Tatopani (1200m, 3-4 hrs) /overnight at teahouse eco-village lodge. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant)

Day 14: Trek Tatopani (1200m) to Ghorepani (2850m, 5-6 hrs) /overnight at teahouse eco-village lodge. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant)   

Day 15: Visit Poon Hill (3210m) and trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m, 5-6 hrs) /overnight at teahouse eco-village lodge. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant)

Day 16: Trek Tikhedhunga (1540m) to Nayapul (1070m, 4-5 hrs) drive back to Pokhara and transfer to hotel (Breakfast & Lunch  will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant)

Day 17: Drive from Pokhara to Katmandu approximately (7-8 hrs.) by bus or fly to Kathmandu 30 min by STOL flight as you wish to have in your package, Transfer to hotel, late noon shopping souvenirs around market and typical Nepali dinner party with culture show.

Day 18: Transfer to airport for International departure
or if you interested to have onward programs- wildlife safari tour, whitewater rafting/ kayaking, paragliding, sightseeing or visiting main tourist attraction of around, please let us know we are happy to organize as you wish.

Note: As road transfer reached to the some parts of the trekking trail, the trek can be done in within 10 days too, so if you want to make it within 10 days please contact us with your requirement details.

  • Trip Highlights
  • Cost Includes/Excludes
  • Equipement for Trip
  • Useful Information
Trip Highlights

Annapurna circuit trip highlights

Whole Package Duration: 18 days

Trek Duration: 14 Days

Region of Trek: Annapurna Region

Maximum Altitude: 5416m Thorong La Pass

Trekking Grade: General (soft route - moderate)

Mode of Trek: Tea House Organize  

Food & Accommodation: 3 meals per day & Tea House stay

Starting and Ending Point:  Syange/Ghyarmuphat and Nayapul 

Maximum per day walking: 5-6 hour in average

Transportation: Flight, Chartered Vehicle or Tourist Bus

Best of the trek: Total Himalayan cultural experience and breathtaking views

Best Time to Do: Spring and Autumn Season

Altitude chart for Annapurna circuit trek

Altitude chart for Annapurna circuit trek

Cost Includes/Excludes

Annapurna circuit trekking Cost: Please contact us for cost details

Trek Package Cost Includes

  1. Airport transfers - pick up and drop upon arrival and departure 
  2. Full board basis on the way of trekking- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner -3 meals per day and overnight accommodation at tea house lodge.
  3. Transportation- to and from starting and ending point.
  4. Necessary trekking permit, conservation and TIMS fee.
  5.  Supporting staffs (trekking guide and porter), as well as their necessary insurance, and accommodation meals allowance and salary
  6. 3- Nights accommodation in Kathmandu and 2-nights Pokhara in BB basis before and after the trek.
  7. Domestic airfare, airport tax or overland bus fare for (Pokhara – Kathmandu) after the trek as you wish to have in your package.
  8. Wildness First aid kit pack for the trekking.

 Trek Package Cost Excludes

  1. Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara extra days stay except mentioned in package.
  2. Food (Lunch & Dinner) before and after the trip in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  3. Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (including cold drinks and mineral/hot water/shower, tea-coffee, chocolate hot drinks), tips for the guide, porter & other staffs etc.
  4. Travel insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
  5. Additional costs- extra days stay, incase of flight cancellation due to the natural calamities, bad weather forecast and other unforeseen circumstances
  6. Personal trekking gear for the trek.
Equipement for this trip

Equipment or clothing required for trip

Personal Equipment

  • 3-4 season sleeping bag with hood
  • Thermo rest self-inflating pad or foam mat
  • Main luggage- Rucksack or Duffel
  • 30 - 40 liter Daypack- to carry water bottles, camera, lunch & extra clothing
  • Stuff sacks and plastic bags for keeping your gear dry and organized
  • Water bottles with a wide mouth
  • A pair adjustable trekking poles
  • Insulated plastic mug (optional)
  • Pocketknife Swiss army style (optional)
  • Toiletries bag for toilet paper, soap, saving items, tooth paste & toothbrush etc

Footwear

  • Running shoes or sandals-to used in camp/ teahouse lodge
  • Hiking boots- good quality
  • Gaiters- a pair to use to keep boots dry if walking through deep snow or on wet ground
  • Woolen or Pile Socks-heavy weight wool to be worn over the liner socks
  • Liner Socks-smooth thin liner socks to reduce of getting blisters
  • Knee or ankles support pad

Clothing items for trip

  • Gore-Tex pants and jacket with hood
  • Medium weight down jacket with hood
  • Light trekking trouser
  • Long sleeve light colored polypropylene shirts
  • Polar Tec fleece jacket
  • Thermal underwear for both top & bottom
  • Polar Tec fleece pant
  • Personal under garments
  • Quick dry type towel
  • Casual wears before after the trek

Hand wear

  • Polypropylene liner gloves
  • Fleece gloves
  • Good quality mittens or gloves

Headwear

  • Warm woolen or fleecy hat/balaclava
  • Sun hat or cap with bandana for shading the neck
  • Bandana or scarf
  • Headlamp for use at night around the camp with extra batteries and spare bulbs
  • High quality sunglasses with 100% UV protection
  • Dust mask

Other Travel Accessories

  • Sunscreen and lip salve SPF 30 or above
  • Insect repellant
  • Water purification tablets (iodine or chlorine)
  • Favorite snack items
  • Reading & writing materials, ipod and cards
  • Camera, memory card and extra battery
  • Passport photo copy & photos
  • Insurance certificate copy
  • Earplugs (optional)
  • Baby wipes (optional)
  • Anti bacterial hand gel (optional)

Personal first aid kit pack

  • Any personal medications
  • Malaria prophylactic tablets
  • Antibiotics capsules
  • Imodium and anti amoebious, bacterial tablets
  • Blister treatment plasts
  • Dehydration solution
  • Analgesic- Paracetamol, aspirin
  • Anti cold tablets
  • Diclofenac gel
  • Bandages
  • Antiseptic cream & throat lozenges
  • Diamox for AMS
  • Sanitary pad (for women)
  • Ear & eye drop
Useful Information

Useful Information

Consideration on Annapurna circuit trekking

Proposed itinerary of round Annapurna trek is just an outline guide and standard model of package basis given here provided by Himalayan Mentor (P) Ltd. The entire trip package can be customized according to your specific requirements and services standard as you wish to have for your holiday. Generally in fact an adventure trip package of this type sometime affected by unforeseen circumstances like bad weather forecast, flight delay and multitude of other factors which are beyond our control can result in a change of original itinerary.

However, round Annapurna trekking is very rare case that the original itinerary would be considerably altered, so if alterations are needed the trip leader or guide (person in charge) will make a decision what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where as if a change does arise, we do everything as we can reduce its effect, but we cannot be liable for the results of changes or delays affected your original schedule.