Annapurna Circuit Trek is a moderate trek covering the major attractions of the Annapurna region. The beautiful journey begins from Besisahar and reaches the highest pass – Thorang la (5416m). The natural, historical and cultural beauty of Manang, Mustang Lamjung, and the Myagdi district of Nepal in a single trek is the greatest part of exploration.
The Annapurna Circuit Trek is a 17 day trip through the Annapurna region of Nepal. This route passes through four districts of Nepal. They are Manang, Mustang, Lamjung, and Myagdi then cross the deepest gorge in the world. With a depth of 5,571 meters (18,300 feet), the Kali Gandaki Gorge is remarkable. Afterward, we finally reach Ghorepani Poonhill for sunrise panoramic views of the Himalayan Mountains. In total, this trek climbs through ten different culturally rich Nepali ethnic groups in numerous mountain villages.
The trek can start and end in Kathmandu, depending on your travel plans. This trail winds anti-clockwise from Besisahar to Nayapul then reaches Thorong La Pass at an altitude of 5,416 meters (17,769 ft). On this Annapurna Circuit Trek, you will experience its scenic beauty with rivers, valleys, flora, fauna, forests, and snowy mountains, like Langtang Himal, Annapurna I, II, III, and IV, Gangapurna, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, the highest being 8,000 meters (26,500 feet). Furthermore, this trek also takes us to Manang, Jomsom, and the Mustang region of Nepal which lets us experience unbeatable Nepali landscape, culture, tradition, as well ancient caves, frozen lakes, alpine valleys, and centuries-old monasteries. Towards the end of the trek, we climb Ghorepani Poonhill which gives us the most amazing sunrise views. There are various famous Buddhist and Hindu holy sites along this trek, Muktinath being one.
We provide an itinerary that is extremely flexible and customizable to your needs/travel goals. We will work with you to satisfy your comfort levels, adventure-seeking, and trekking desires. You can book your trip online simply by clicking the “Book Now” button. Enjoy your Annapurna Circuit Trek with Mission Summit! If you have any questions or concerns, please use the “Contact” page to send us an inquiry.
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|Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (TIA) International Airport (1,365m) Transfer To Hotel Evening Welcome Dinner. O/N at Hotel|
|Day 2: Drive To Besi Sahar (760m) & Drive to Syange (1100m).|
|Day 3: Syange to Dharapani (1860m), 5-6 hrs Walk, O/N at Tea House|
|Day 4: Dharapani to Chame (2670m), 4-5 Hrs Walk, O/N At Tea House.|
|Day 5: Chame to Pisang (3100 M) Walking 5 Hours, O/N At Tea House.|
|Day 6: Pisang to Manang (3540m), 5 Hrs Walking, O/N At Tea House.|
|Day 7: Rest Day in Manang or visit Ice Lake (4600m) 8 Hrs. Walking, O/N At Tea House.|
|Day 8: Manang to Letdar (4200m), 5 Hrs Walk, O/N at Tea House.|
|Day 9: Letdar to Thorung Phedi (4450m), 3 Hrs Walk, O/N at Tea House.|
|Day 10: Thorung Phedi – Thorung La Pass (5,416m) To Muktinath (3760m) 7hrs|
|Day 11: Muktinath to Jomsom (2720m) Via Kagbeni 4/ 5 Hrs Walk.|
|Day 12:Jomsom to Tatopani via local bus. O/N at Tea House.|
|Day 13: Tatopani to Ghorepani (2860m), 6-7 hours walk. O/N at Ghorepani.|
|Day 14: Ghorepani to Poonhill (3210m) then trek toTadapani (2630m).5 hrs|
|Day 15:Tadapani (2630m) to Ghandruk (2012m), 3 hrs walk. Ghandruk to Pokhara via jeep.|
|Day 16: Pokhara to Kathmandu via bus. 6 hrs O/N at Kathmandu.|
|Day 17: Final Departure from Nepal.|
- Combination of Nature beauty and culture
- Amazing Nepalese LifeStyle
- The trip difficulties is moderate
- Visit pisang, Bhrga and muktinath monastery.
- Visit Muktinath both Hindus and Buddhist secrete place.
- View of Himalayas range: Annapurna, Thorung Peak, Nilgiri, Chulu west and Chulu east, Tukuche Peak, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV etc
- Teste the local Apple bandy at Jomsom
- Magnificent lakes, glaciers, gorges, and waterfalls
- Crossing the Highest trekking pass – Thorong La 5416meter.
- Visit Pokhara – City of Lake and tourist Hub.
- The varying landscape, hills, and mountains with a vast diversity
Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary
Annapurna circuit trek begins with your arrival on Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu Nepal. Our first meet will be on the arrival gate of TIA with a warm welcome to Nepal. You will be our responsibility from then. Our company member will drop you to hotel where you will stay to night. You will have welcome dinner with company members on cultural restaurant. Also you can meet your guide and have details about trip.
With the aim of successful trek of Annapurna circuit, we will leave Kathmandu in early morning to reach Syange (1100m). We will have travel in private car from Kathmandu to reach Besi Sahar (760m). After then we will have shared ride till Syange (1100m). During the seven hours of drive within whole day, the beautiful scenery of terrace farm, villages, the flowing Marsyangdi under the snow cap of Mount Manaslu and Ganesh Himal will make our trip wonderful. The day ends with entering the tea house for night stay in Beshi Sahar
On the third day, we will have trip to Dharapanii (1860m) from Syange. Pleasant walk through jungle, terraced fields of millet, barley and rice with the burble of beautiful Marsyangdi river, we will enter Manang region. The village Jagat with rural settlement having trading post welcome us with its peace. Somewhere walking uphills, passing beaches, viewing waterfalls of Tal village, and crossing suspension bridge we will reach Dharapanii, with a short climb of the stone Kani. Around 5-6 hours of walk closes today’s destination and have night stay in tea house.
Annapurna circuit trek continues with new destination per day. Today’s trial begin from Dharapani with more energy and enthusiasm. Walking through green forest with tallest trees of Pine, Fir, Oak and Maple along the Marsyangdi river took us to Chame (2670m). Chame is the district headquarter of Manang. The view of Lamjung Himal (6988m), Annapurna II (7937m), and Annapurna IV (7525m) during our walk become source of encouragement. Hot water flowing spring on the path become our resting zone for half hours for more attachment with nature. After 4-5 hours of walk from Dharapani we will reach Chame and take rest tonight in tea house.
Day 5 begins with walk on steep and narrow valley of Chame to view a curved rock face called Paungda Danda rock face which has raised 1500m up from the Marsyangdi river. The rock is considered as holy rock to the local people. Along with Paungda danda rock face we will have view of Pisang peak (6091m) at our North east and Annapurna II (7937m) at our south. After around 5 hours of walk from Chame, we will reach Pisang (3100m) and have rest in tea house.
We will headed towards Manang on sixth day. The upper Pisang trial via Geru gives wonderful view of Pisang Peak (3100m), Annapurna II (7939m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV(7525m), Gangapurna (7455m), Tillicho(7134m) and Pisang Peak (6019m). As we move ahead, way will ascend upward where we will feel cool air with the wonderful view of Tibetan settlement with Buddhist culture. We will visit the largest monastery of Manang, Barge monastery. Also different Buddhist shrines on the trail makes our journey more joyful. After reaching in the largest settlement of Manang, we will have night stay at tea house.
On the seventh day, we will took rest for acclimatizing our body to face with decreasing air pressure. Hiking to Gangapurna Lake and Base camp admiring Annapurna III, tilicho, Pisang, Chulu peak and visiting Manang valley and Monasteries are the activities we will do on this day. As an option we can also visit Ice Lake (4600m) which took around 8hrs walk and depends on your choice. In the afternoon we will visit Viraja village to get grief about acute mountain sickness with its symptoms and preventive measure. We will have night stay in the same guest house of day six at Manang.
From Manang we will start our walk towards Letdar (4200m). Letdar is bit far from yak Kharka It takes 5 hours to reach Letdar from Manang. We will cross stream, climb upto Tenki village, Sang Khola valley which is North West to Marshyangdi valley. The trail remain uphill and downhill, following pastures with yak and horses, juniper trees, passing villages with flat mud roofed houses. With north ward movement from Marshyangdi valley we will have ascending path, cross the wooden bridge and reach spectacular village named Yak Kharka. After then we will walk for half hour and reach Letdar (4200m) for night stay.
After the night stay on Letdar we will start journey towards Thorung Phedi (4450m) on ninth day of Annapurna circuit trek. We will walk around three hours to reach on the foot of Thorong phedi on which we will climb up the ridge of mountain path and cross wooden bridge of Marsyangdi river. Also, the narrow trial nearby Thorong phedi, remote place without vegetation, asending and decending trail gives incrideble sensation. We will have night stay on tea house of Thorang Phedi.
Today we will walk around 7 hours to reach Muktinath – a greatest pilgrimage site of both Hinduism and Buddhism via Thorung La pass. It is quite longer and challenging trial then other trial of trek. Thorong La pass (5416m) is one of the highest pass in the world, also it is the highest point of Annapurna circuit trek. There is high camp on Thorong La pass and visiting to high camp depends on your desire. The icey air, panaromic view of Nepal Himalaya dominated by Annapurna massif, gives the most precious moment.
After reaching Thorong la pass, we will start waking downhill to reach Muktinath. Muktiath is temple of Lord Shiva, where thousands of pilgrim visit to gain peace and spiritual satisfaction. You will see forever glowing fire flame without any artificial fuel, one hundred eight stone tap where pilgrim takes bath in believe that diseases on them will be cured in sake of Lord Shiva’s Blessing. It seems quite unbelievable that how the beauty of temple is maintained on such elevation. The tiredness of the long trial will vanish with view of mind blowing beauty of temple Muktinath. After the visit of temple we will have night stay on tea house near by Muktinath.
Waking up at early morning we will again visit muktinath temple and start journey towards Jomsom. It takes around 4 – 5 hours to reach Jomsom via Kagbeni. After reaching Jomsom
we will travel on local bus to reach Tatopani- natural hot spring via rough path through the bank of Kaligandaki - The deepest gorge of the world. We can take bath on hot spring, there is believe that the bath in this hot spring is very fruitful to cure skin disease. We will have night stay in tatopani. but you want we can also arrange for your private Jeep.
We will cross the east side of Kali Gaandaki River as we leave Tatopani after night stay. Our path ascend towards Ghorepani on which we will walk along the Sikha and Chitre villages of ethnic thakali people. The terraced farming, rhododendron forest communicated with birch trees on our side while walking gives great experience. Finally after reaching ghorepani we will have night stay.
On the 13th day of Annapurna circuit trek we will wake up very early and headed towards Poonhill. 45 minutes of walk makes us to stand on Poonhill- the photographer’s paradise. The sunshine view on the Annapurna massif give memorable glimpse. We will take some photographs, videos and ascend down towards Ghorepani. From Ghandruk we will follow trial of Tadapani (2630m). The view of Dhaualagiri, Annapurna south, Himchuli, Machhapuchhare, Gangapurna, during the walk gives pleasure and makes us more active. As we reach Tadapani we will take rest on tea house and have night stay there.
Today is the last day of long walk on the land of Annapurna. After three hours of walk from Tadapani we will reach reach Ghandruk. With wonderful view of Annapurna ranges, amazing landscape, Gurung lifestyle and culture, enjoying with hospitality of Local people we will leave Annapurna circuit and travel to Pokhara on jeep from Ghandruk which takes around 5 hours. We will stay in hotel of Pokhara during night.
We will leave Pokhara will lots of good memories and unforgettable time spent on Annapurna circuit trek. Around six hours of drive bring us Kathmandu from Pokhara. You can also come Kathmandu via aeroplane on your own ticket which is upon your choice. We will have night stay on Kathmandu. Also our company will give farewell dinner at cultural restaurant on the very last day of your trip, its day 15.
Depending on the time of your flight, our company member will drop you to Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu for departure to your Country. With a lot of thanks for spending time with us, a goodbye will depart you from Nepal with promise of being in contact for furthermore treks.
Annapurna Circuit Trek Package cost Includes and Excludes.
- Private Arrival & Departure transfers,
- Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara on twin share On B/B,
- Three meals in day (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)
- Accommodation in teahouse during the trek,
- Welcome dinner in Kathmandu,
- Transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek,( private car and Tourist Bus)
- Comprehensive First Aid Kit,
- Respective region ( Annapurna) trekking map. TIMS Card & Trek Permit,
- Well-experienced guide & Porter with all his allowance and expenses,
- Trekking map
- sleeping Bag (back to the company after Trek)
Price doesn't Include:
- Nepal entry Visa fees,
- Your travel insurance of any kind,
- International Airfare and Airport Tax,
- Lunch and Dinner (Kathmandu & pokhara) except mentioned on Itinerary,
- All Drinks and main meals in cities, also on the trail
- Tips for guide and porter
- Items of personal expenses such as beverages, extra tea, and coffee on the way while trekking, battery charging at tea houses, hot shower, mineral water and internet.
The Annapurna circuit is moderate difficult trek in high altitude trail. Any Fit person can do this trek or even children also. Annapurna Circuit Trek has varied trails that can be rocky, steep or slippery.
Actually Annapurna circuits trek takes 21 day including Thorng-la pass, Jamosom,Tatopani, Poonhill and Annapurna Base Camp but without Annapurna Base camp it only take 16 Days.
Annapurna circuits trek is the of the finest trek in Nepal where you can discover the Himalaya, amazing landscape including Hill and white mountain, local lifestyle, lake and glacier, River, amazing and very old monasteries, apple firm, Yak firm.
Yes it is possible to do solo trek in Annapurna circuit with your own risk but we suggest you to hire local Guide who can show trail and his knowledge. Even if you like to do solo trek then you have to make a permit and TIMS in Kathmandu or Pokhara.
Yes you can do private trek by hiring local guide and porter for proper guidance and support. If you want to customize your trip as per requirements then private trek is the best. Private trek is mainly for those trekkers who remain busy and don’t have enough time to join another group or have their own group.
Yes, you can visit many Buddhist shrines and largest monastery of Manang named Barge monastery during your trek to Annapurna circuit. Also you can visit monastery located in Muktinath as well.
Basically Nepali food, local food and some western varieties are available in all tea houses. You can get tea, coffee, fried potatoes, toasted bread, omelet, fish curry, momo, chowmin, rice dal and curry, chapatti, sandwich, French fry, rice pudding, local food items etc.
We can expect good accommodation with clean rooms and comfortable bed. Generally rooms of tea houses will not be much facilitate. You will have one bed in your room, charging of our gadget should be done outside the room and have to pay some extra as will. Wash room will be outside the room, sometime you have to use shared bathrooms. It is sure that rooms will be clean and comfortable but because of remoteness of place and difficult transportation facility, you will not get luxurious rooms. Also Annapurna conservation area policy does not allow to build big buildings and luxurious hotels on Annapurna circuit. We have to manage with available facility.
Requirement of sleeping bags depend on the season of your trek. Annapurna circuit remains cold most of the months of year. As prevention is better than cure, it is far better to have sleeping bags with you to remain warm during night. If you don’t want to bring sleeping bag from your country then you can hire it from Thamel, Kathmandu or Pokhara.
The elevation of Thorng la pass is 5,416m. Thorng – La pass is the highest point we reach during Annapurna circuit trek.
Yes, you will get safe drinking water in trial. Generally warm water is available for drinking in tea houses. You should have your water bottle so that you can feel the water bottle with safe water.
Yes, we will give you group discount for Annapurna Trek. The more number of people, the more will be the discount you get.
No, you don’t need to sleep in tent. We will have most of the night stay on comfort room of tea houses. Two nights will be on luxurious hotel room of Pokhara and two nights will be on luxurious hotel room of Kathmandu.
You can meet your guide either in Tribhuvan International Airport after arrival or in welcome dinner of very first day you arrive in Nepal for Annapurna circuit trek. You will meet your guide before the trek begins, he will give you briefing about your trek as well.
Yes, you can customize the trek if you are having private trek. But trekking with a group via company and customizing the trek is not possible.
The highest elevation we reach is 5,416m. The highest elevation is of Thorn – La Pass.
No, hotels may not accept bank card for payment. Most of the hotel prefer hand cash.
No, you cannot change money in the trail. Changing money is available in Pokhara and Kathmandu only.
If you are having private trek then you can have private porter. Otherwise you will get your porter from company rather than your own choice.
Yes, you should need insurance for Annapurna Circuit trek.
The process of booking the trip is sending mail for inquiry in the site of company. You can also book your trip by direct contact to guide or from Facebook page of company.
The payment mode is 20% cash as advance from western union money transfer and remaining cash after arrival in Nepal.
Annapurna circuit trek map
You will have 17 days trip on which you will be in Kathmandu for 2 nights (first night after coming in Nepal and last night before leaving Nepal), 1 night in Pokhara (night after returning back from Ghandruk)and 13 days in Annapurna region. You will remain in the Hotel of Kathmandu on arrival day. Our company member will greet and peak you from Airport to Hotel. The next day you will travel to Syange then from the third day your walking days of trip will begin. After completing the trip you will come to Pokhara, next day to Kathmandu and you will also have Kathmandu day tour depending on your choice. If you show the interest of having Kathmandu day tour then your trip day will be one day longer and you will have spent one night in Kathmandu. On the last day, you can do shopping on Thamel – the best place of Kathmandu as well.
Nepal is one of the easiest countries For Getting a tourist Visa. Only a limited countries have the Nepal embassy so that we have on arrival visa system. If travelers want to visit Nepal then they can easily get a Visa on Tribhuwan International Airport. You can get a visa of 15days, 30 days, and 90 Days in 30, 50, and 125 USD respectively.
Accommodation/ Lodge/ Tea House
Annapurna circuit trek is famous as tea house trek where we will provide the simple share basis room with a net and clean Bed. Even though you will get a room with the attached bathroom but it’s very hard to found such a room. Because building a luxury hotel is beyond permission in the Annapurna conservation area. In the conservation area, tea houses with limited numbers of the room are allowed. So that in peak season we have to share a room with other Hiker. In case if you book at the last minute or you are in solo trip you will be sleeping in dining hall. Tea houses will only serve meals in such cases.
We will provide Breakfast, lunch and dinner in our package.
Breakfast:– We will give breakfast every morning around 7am – 8 am and will start walk only after breakfast. In breakfast you will have options of tea or coffee or Hot chocolates, bread or toast with jam, butter, cheese and honey, hot potato, corn flex, chapatti, Local tsampa porridge, Hashed brown eggs in omelets form or Pancakes, Fruits and Vegetables etc. You can order items according to your choice.
Lunch: – We will have lunch in mid-day around 12am – 1 pm every day. Generally we will have Dal, Bhat and tarkari in our lunch. You can also have Tibetan Bread various soups, sandwiches, momo, macaroni dishes, noodles, thukpa, curry of potato, salad pizza, papad, prawn, rice pudding, Apple pie according to your order.
If the group is small then you can choose food items yourself but if he group is large then company will give choice of 2-3 items and you can select according to your choice.
Dinner: – Generally dinner time will be quite earlier around 6:30 because we should have proper sleep to remain healthy and cure tiredness. You will get a menu including Nepali food Dal, Bhat Tarkari, soup, spaghetti noodles, Thukpa, curry of potato or other vegetables, salad pizza having tomato and mushroom, papad and prawn, rice pudding, apple pie, and hard drinks. You can choose the dish you like most. As we don’t suggest you to take hard drinks and it is better to take Dal Bhat and Tarkari in dinner so that you can have good sleep and digestion which is key to a healthy body.
Peak up and Drop
You will have the full facility of both Peak up and drop until you are with us. One of our company members will be there at the airport to welcome you, then he will pick up you towards the hotel. Your guide will come for checking out for the trip, you will be with your guide until you come back to the hotel after completing the trip. On the day of Departure, one of the Company-member will take you to the Airport and remain with you until the time of flight.
You will be 100% safe with us. We will take full responsibility for your safety. You should take care of your goods yourself. Misplacing and leaving material is beyond our control. We will provide you a safe place for night stay, hygienic food, and best hospitality. You will be free for asking your quires and we are always there to take you in your comfort zone.
It is strictly prohibited to have drinks during trek. After you come to complete your trek and come back to Pokhara or Kathmandu, Then you can have a drink of your choice in a limited amount. You should pay yourself for your drink. We do not suggest you to drink because it may bring health issues and may be problematic in some situations.
We have options for three means of Transportation. Airplane, bus or private taxi, and a helicopter. For reaching Pokhara from Jomsom while returning back, you can use either a jeep or flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara is upon you and ticket payment will be yours. If you don’t like to travel in dusty road then you can ask for flight earlier before hiring jeep. We have to take tickets earlier. Traveling Pokhara from Kathmandu via tourist bus is included in the package but if you want to have flight then your plane tickets will be of your own. While returning back also the bus expenses will be of Package but a plane ticket will be your own. If you become unable to return back from Annapurna circuit or middle of the way due to bad physical condition then we will arrange a Helicopter for returning back to Kathmandu.
Recommended Gear Lists:
- Good wind/rain jacket
- Warm fleece jacket or jersey
- Good boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light full leather boots
- Good -20 Sleeping bag (which can be rented or buy in Kathmandu)
- A comfortable day pack, preferably with a waistband.
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
- Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
- Lightweight gloves
- Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a a waterproof shell outer
- Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Hiking shorts
- Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
- Fleece or wool pants
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
- Thin, lightweight inner socks
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks
- Hiking boots with spare laces
- Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Other optional necessary equipment:
- Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
- Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
- Basic First Aid Kit (We also provide comprehensive first aid medical kit and Oximeter)
- Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
- Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
- Water bottles (2 bottles recommended)
- Small wash towel
This is a kind of illness that is caused by ascent to high altitudes. The symptoms will occur within 6 to 24 hours of achieving a high altitude. Altitude sickness is fatal and can result in death if not treated in time. You need to stay alert to any of the symptoms that occur.
- Nausea and vomiting
- Loss of appetite
- Upset stomach
- Feeling unsteady
- Shortness of breath
- Increased heart rate
- Difficulty sleeping
An effective measure to recover from early AMS
If you happen to notice any of the symptoms, follow the guideline mentioned below-
- Do not climb any higher for the next 48 hours
- Descend to a lower altitude if possible
- Take complete rest until you feel well
- Do not exercise
- Do not smoke
- Drink plenty of water
- Take external oxygen supply if necessary
- Take anti-sickness medicines
If you see no improvement in your health within 48 hours, you will have to be immediately deported to the city for medical support.
There is no way to train your body prior to trekking so as to adapt to the high altitude. Some ways in which you can prevent it are as follows:
- Take plenty of rest
- Ascend slowly and gradually as you reach higher
- keep yourself hydrated
- Eat high-calorie food
- Do not smoke, drink or consume tranquilizing medicines
Best Season For Annapurna Circuit Trek
During times of emergencies like acute altitude sickness or a natural calamity, you might have to be immediately deported in a helicopter. The cost of such deportation is covered by health insurance that needs to be purchased before you start the trek.
- Solo trekking with a private guide and porter.
- Trekking with the only Guide.
- Trekking with Guide cum porter.
- Trekking with Group with guide & Porter.
- To make a permit you should sent us 2 passport Size Photographs with your passport copy.
- You must have a travel Insurance which also covers the evacuation.
- Most of the trail has changed into the dusty road so we try to avoid the word and use the alternative path. Your Guide gives you previous notice for that.
- If you don’t want to use bumpy and duty road from Jomsom to Pokhara please let us know in the beginning, we will arrange flight to Pokhara from Jomsom for you.
- No one can drink alcoholic beverage till Muktinath, if possible also try to avoid smoking.
- The above price will be deducted in case you transfer money from your country. Thus you should transfer money including the deducting price as well.