Classic Annapurna Circuit Trek

During the previous days (14/15 years ago), there was no road connection like nowadays and trekking was enjoyable on that time in the trail to circuit the Annapurnas and now which is recognized as “Classic Annapurna circuit trek”. It was known as round Annapurna trek but now road is connected to most of rural parts of Nepal (road not paved but enough to have a 4-wheeler drive) and the old popular hiking trail became classic trail. The trip begins an altitude of 1,100 meters and reaches an altitude of 5,416 meters on the Thorong La Pass by touching the edge of the fabled Tibetan plateau.  In this trail we will walk approximately 200 km around Annapurna Himalayas range. We will start the trip from Kathmandu and drive to Syange/Ghyarmuphat (1,130m) for nearly 10 hours.  Then we cross the various ethnic villages in the Annapurna foothills.  Most of walking days in the trip will be at Manang & Mustang districts and the trek will finish at Jomsom (2,720m). On the trip, we will cross the highest pass of Annapurna area Thorong-La pass (5,416m) and the holy place for both Buddhist and Hindu people, Muktinath (3,800m.) which are the highlights of the trip.  From Jomsom, we will take a flight to Pokhara (30 minutes) and rest of day can relax at Lake City of Nepal. Boating in Phewa Lake might be good for you after a long hike (You do not need to paddle yourself).

Still the trip is very fascinating for those who want to explore beauty and culture of mountain area and mountain people of Nepal. So let’s come and enjoy your walking holiday in one of the world’s classic trekking trail.

Classic Annapurna circuit trip itinerary

Crossing Thorong La Pass

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 (3250m, 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 (3540m)/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, 8-10 hrs) crossing over the Thorung-La (5416m)/overnight at teahouse eco-village lodge.(All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant)

Day 12: Drive from Muktinath to Jomsom (2720m, 1:30-2 hrs) /overnight at teahouse eco-village lodge. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant)

Day 13: Fly back Jomsom to Pokhara and transfer to hotel. (Breakfast will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant)

Day 14: Free day in Pokhara for personal activities go for boating in Fewa Lake/rest/shopping/sightseeing etc

Day 15: Next day 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 16: 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. 

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

Trip highlights

Whole Package Duration: 16 days

Trek Duration: 12 days

Rigion of Trek: Annapurna Rigion

Maximum Altitude: 5416m crossing Thorung 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 Pokhara

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

Cost Includes/Excludes

Trip 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 starting point and flight from Jomsom to Pokhara
  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 Classic Annapurna Circuit Trek

Classic Annapurna round trekking proposed itinerary 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, Classic Annapurna Circuit Trek 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.Regarding your comfort and unforgettable holiday with Himalayan Mentor (P) Ltd, hereby given most useful information links of the official web page. Please find out all required details by clicking these liked pages and if there is any inconvenience, feel free to write us your valuable suggestions and comments we are very flexible for everything.