Annapurna Circuit Trek

13 Days

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is a renowned hiking adventure that offers a thrilling experience as you journey around the breathtaking Annapurna Massif in Nepal. This trekking package provides stunning views, challenging terrains, and an opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture. One of the highlights of the trek is the impressive Thorong La Pass, which stands at an elevation of 5,416 meters (17,769 feet).

The Annapurna Circuit trail, also known as the Annapurna Trail or Annapurna Route, showcases a diverse range of landscapes and experiences. From lush green valleys and terraced fields to rugged alpine terrain, every step along the trail is a visual delight. You’ll also have the chance to visit traditional villages and witness the warm hospitality of the Nepalese people.

For outdoor enthusiasts, hiking the Annapurna Circuit is a popular choice that offers an unforgettable experience in the Himalayas. While it can be physically demanding, especially when crossing the Thorong La Pass, the sense of accomplishment and the breathtaking panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges make it all worthwhile.

The duration of the Annapurna Circuit trek can vary depending on your preferences and fitness level. On average, it takes around 10 to 15 days to complete the full circuit. However, there are shorter itineraries available for those with time constraints or who prefer a more condensed adventure.

During your journey, you’ll find various accommodation options along the Annapurna Circuit, ranging from teahouses to camping sites. These provide a comfortable place to rest and recharge after a day of hiking.

The Annapurna Circuit trek is a remarkable journey that combines stunning natural landscapes, cultural immersion, and exhilarating obstacles. Whether you choose to embark on the Annapurna Circuit, conquer the Thorong La Pass, explore the Annapurna Trail, or simply savor the Annapurna hike, this trekking package is an experience of a lifetime. It will create indelible memories and foster a profound admiration for the awe-inspiring Himalayan scenery.

Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400 m)
  • Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing & trek preparation Day (1400 m)
  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar by local bus (760m)  7 Hrs Drive
  • Day 04: Drive from Besisahar to Chame by local sharing jeep (2670 m)  6 Hrs Drive
  • Day 05: Trek from Chame to Upper Pisang (3330 m) 5-6 Hrs Trek
  • Day 06: Trek from Upper Pisang to Manang via Nawal  (3540 m)  5-6 Hrs Trek
  • Day 07: Rest & Side trip Day  (3540 m)
  • Day 08: Trek to Yar kharka  (4018 m) 4-5 Hrs Trek
  • Day 09: Trek to Thorang High Camp (4925 m) 4-5 Hrs Trek
  • Day 10: Trek to Muktinath (3780 m) via Thorang La pass  (5416 m)  7-8 Hrs Trek
  • Day 11: Drive from Muktinath to Tatopani (natural Hot Spring) by Local bus (1190 m) 5 Hrs Drive
  • Day 12: Drive from Tatopani To Pokhara by Local Bus (820 m) 5 Hrs Drive
  • Day 13: Drive Or Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu & departure (1400 m) 7 Hrs Drive

Annapurna Circuit Trek Trip Info

  • Some Places
  • 5-7 hours/day
  • Whole Year
  • 5416m
  • Thamel, Kathmandu
  • Annapurna Region
  • 16

Annapurna Circuit Trek Overview

  • Trek Duration: 12N / 13D
  • Trek Grade: Moderate
  • Highest Altitude: 5,416 m above sea level
  • Accommodation: Hotel / Lodge / Guest House
  • Transportation: Overland
  • Group size: 1 to 15 pax
  • Best season: Mar-May and Sep-Nov
  • Per day Walk: 4 – 8 hours,

Annapurna Circuit Trek Highlights

  • Ease your tired body in the natural hot spring, Tatopani.
  • Witness the majestic view of Himalayan ranges, including Mt. Annapurna, Nilgiri, Thorung peak, Chulu West and Chulu east, Tukuche Peak, Lamjung Himal, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna II, and IV.
  • We will be passing through the world’s highest pass – the Thorong La Pass (5,416 m).
  • Observe magnificent lakes, gorges, glaciers, and waterfalls in the circuit.
  • Get chances of seeing Snow leopards and blue sheep in Yak Kharka.
  • Visit Muktinath Temple, a holy place for Hinduism and Buddhism followers.
  • Tour the spectacular picturesque Manang and Barge Monastery, the largest monastery in Manang.
  • Explore Tibetan Settlement and tranquil Buddhist culture.
  • Explore the majestic Jomsom, headquarter town of the Mustang district.
  • Cross through and behold beautiful rhododendron, fir, and juniper forests.
  • Spend your day in the precious tourist hub of Nepal, Pokhara.


You will be entering Kathmandu, and our agents will be plucking you up at the airport and accompanying you to a motel near Thamel. You can unwind yourself from all the jetlags for some time and have your meal on time. Our agents may stroll you around the Thamel area where you can buy some souvenirs. After that, we will serve you authentic Nepali cuisine as your supper. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Maximum Altitude: Kathmandu (1400m/ 4593.17 ft.)

Meal: Breakfast

You will be eating your breakfast and commence your day. Then your trek guide will take you for a visit to different and famous places around the valley. You will observe ancient and historical temples and buildings, some heritage sites like Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa. You will have a pre-consultation with our agents and tour guide in the evening.

The day also marks for last trek preparation. There are nearby markets where you can visit and buy some trekking gear as per your requirement. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Traveled Distance: 175.5km)

Maximum Altitude: Besisahar (760m / 2492ft)

Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

From Kathmandu, you will travel to Besisahar today. The journey from Kathmandu takes about 6 hours. During this voyage, the public vehicle will make a few brief stops. A complimentary mineral water bottle is not included in the ticket price, as it is on the tourist bus. Although the road is not in good condition, you will get the opportunity to see the Nepalese countryside and paddy fields.

Traveled Distance: 65.7 km

Maximum Altitude: Chame (2,670m / 8,890ft)

Trek Duration: 4-5 hrs.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we will head to Chame from Besisahar. After the B/F, we commence our hike through the woods with pine, fir, oak, and maple trees along the rustling Marsyangdi river and lead to Chame. Chame is the headquarter of the Manang region. And throughout the Trek now, we can witness the glittering view of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and IV. We will also come over to small hot springs to rest for a while—en-route lunch. Then, dinner and overnight stay in the guest lodge at Chame.

Traveled Distance: 16.5 km

Maximum Altitude: Pisang (3,115 m/ 10219.21ft)

Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Early morning B/F. Today we will hike through a steep and slim valley to the massive wall of rock called Paungada Danda, a rock face regarded as sacred to the local people. From there, we could see the clear glistening panoramas of Annapurna II at the south and Pisang Peak to the northeast. Then, we decline to the Manang valley floor. En-route Lunch.

Dinner and overnight stay at lodge in Pisang.

Traveled Distance: 19.5 km

Maximum Altitude: Manang (3,540 m/ 11614.20ft)

Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Early morning B/F and today, we will travel the upper trail over the upper Pisang to Manang via Nawal. Nawal offers sumptuous glimpses of Annapurna II, III, IV, Tilicho, Gangapurna, and Pisang Peak. We will also proceed to the Tibetan village and tour Barge Monastery, the largest monastery in Manang with Buddhist shrines and more monasteries along the way. En-route Lunch.

Dinner and overnight stay in the inn at Manang.

Traveled Distance: 0 km

Maximum Altitude: Manang (3,540 m/ 11614.20ft)

Trek Duration: NO TREK.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This day fix for acclimatization. We will explore Manang this Day with an early morning trip up to Gangapurna lake and adore the elegance of the panorama of Annapurna III, Pisang, Tilicho, and Chulu Peaks. After breakfast in the Hotel, we will stroll around the Manang area and monasteries. We can also tour the Himalayan Rescue Association, where we will be instructed about Mountain Sickness, its signs, and precautions.

Overnight stay in the Manang Hotel with Lunch and dinner.

Traveled Distance: 11 km

Maximum Altitude: Yak Kharka (4,050 m/ 13287.80ft)

Trek Duration: 3 to 4 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After the acclimatization day, we take fresh morning B/F and pass a stream and soar up to Tenki village, traveling out of Marshyangdi valley northwest. Then, we ascend towards the north. We will cross a few fields and juniper trees and enter a small settlement called Gunsan, where the houses are built up of smooth mud roofs. After we traverse a small river on a plank bridge, we get our way to the peaceful valley called Yak Kharka. En-route Lunch.

Dinner and overnight stay at the innate Yak Kharka.

Traveled Distance: 6 km

Maximum Altitude: Thorong Phedi (4,525 m/ 14845.80ft)

Trek Duration: 4 to 5 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Quick morning Breakfast.This day, we will head to the base of Thorong La Pass, which is termed Thorong Phedi. You will have your lunch during the trial. Today’s trial is one of the challenging route in the entire route. We’ll have to confront this difficulty and push through frigid air and rocky high-altitude routes, but the vistas from the pass will be well worth the effort. Supper and overnight at the lodge at Thorong Phedi.

On your way north from the Thorong La Pass, you’ll view a panorama of beautiful Himalayan peaks stretching all the way to Tibet, and on your way back, you’ll see the Annapurna massifs. We descend to Muktinath after taking in the sights from the Thorong La Pass on the next day.

Traveled Distance: 16 km

Maximum Altitude: Thorung La High Pass (5,416 m/ 17769.02ft)

Trek Duration: 9 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After an early morning tasty breakfast, today we will trek and seek the highest pass of the world; The Thorong La Pass (5,416m). It is the most hurdling section of the Trek. Still, the majestic panoramic view of the Himalayas stretching northwards into Tibet and other prominent peaks of Annapurna makes our tour worth it. After appreciating the perfect panorama, we decline to Muktinath, one of the most significant and divine places for Hindus and Buddhists. En-route Lunch. Dinner and overnight in the Hotel at Muktinath.

Traveled Distance: 19 km

Maximum Altitude: Jomsom (2,710m/ 8891.07ft)

Trek Duration: 6 to 7 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Quick morning visit Muktinath Temple. And today, we also have to go via ride instead of trekking only. We will drive to Tatopani via local bus. The bus ride would be severe as we will be riding through the gorges. It will go from the bare highlands to the dense green forests. Enjoy the view. Then, we reach Tatopani, the natural hot spring where we can merge and relax. En-route Lunch.

Dinner and overnight stay at Tatopani.

Traveled Distance: 197 km

Maximum Altitude: Tatopani (1200m / 3,940ft)

Trek Duration: 6 to 7 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today you will be heading towards the Pokhara from Tatopani. Pokhara is one of the most popular tourist destination. As you will reach pokhara you will be delighted with the beauty of the nature. At the evening you can also visit some of the near by places and enjoy the night.

Traveled Distance: 147 km

Maximum Altitude: Kathmandu (1300m/ 4265.09ft)

Trip Duration: 6 hours

Meals: Dinner

Spend your morning in the ease of a delicious breakfast. Then, relax and enjoy the services of the Hotel, like losing yourself in the bubbly bath. After that, you may stroll around the places on your own or unwind in the Hotel. After lunch, we will have a scenic ride back to Kathmandu.

Enjoy your last day in Nepal. A good treat a Nepali traditional cuisine will be there to bid you farewell on behalf of our trekking agency. At the time of the flight, our people will drop you at the airport. So have a great flight and choose us if you want to revisit Nepal.


Price Includes

  • Airport pick up & final departure by private vehicle.
  • Welcome & farewell cultural dinner.
  • A full Day Kathmandu Valley Sightseen Tour with local tour guide and Private vehicle
  • Three nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu and 2 Night at Pokhara with breakfast.
  • All needed ground transportation mention on the itinerary.
  • A day three meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) on your choice from the menu during the treks.
  • An excellent government licensed holder guide including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance & many more…
  • A strong porter (2:1) one porter carrying two member’s bags including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance & many more…
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets provided and to be returned after the trip is complete.
  • Standard tea house during the treks.
  • Trekking route map.
  • First aid kid box including oximeter & pulse meter checker.
  • All needed permit & national park fees.
  • An achievement certificate.
  • Seasonal fruits.
  • An emergency helicopter rescue services, if in case.
  • Government tax & service charge.

Price Excludes

  • Personal expenses as like the phone & camera charging, hot shower, wifi
  • All kind of drinks as like mineral water, beer, tea, coffee, juice, Coke, Fanta, and hard drinks.
  • Lunch & dinner during stay in city.
  • Extra an activities, in case if you have an extra day on your holidays.
  • Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu, in case if you return earlier from the treks.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Tips to guide & porter
  • UNESCO entrance fee


What the usual waking hours throughout the trekking day?

Usually, every day you have to hike for about 4 to 7 hours. If you are physically sound or have many walking experiences, then you could do that within a lesser time. Therefore, 4 to 7 hours of the Trek are the trekking tours in the Annapurna Region.

What are the provisions of a Hot Shower during trek days?

Nowadays, almost every resort in the Annapurna region they have hot shower benefits. But a small amount is only needed to be paid for using that help. There is a particular place where you can have a desirable shower sharing with other trekkers, which means you don’t get a hot shower attached to the room. When you are at a higher 4000 m high, you probably don’t need a hot shower for a few days, but you can have a bucket of hot water if required.

What should I carry with me for trekking?

You can’t purchase trekking gear in the mountains, so you should do all your whole packs in Kathmandu or Pokhara. Commonly, you should possess a sleeping bag, down Jacket, trek pants, touch light, sandals, pair of T-shirts, pair of Socks, trekking shoes, hat, sunglasses, sunblock cream, walking sticks, etc.

What types of paths do we get during the Annapurna region trek?

The Lower area of the Annapurna region allows a short trail where there are short ascending and fast descending. Similarly, when we travel over 3000m, the tracks get slightly complex that you have to hike on the rocky path, in the deep gorge, into the alpine zone, suspension bridges, etc. However, if you have few weeks of training before traveling to the Annapurna region, you could easily trek in the Annapurna region.

Will Wi-Fi be available throughout the Annapurna Region hike?

Wi-Fi is usually available for free or a modest fee at most guesthouses. However, because you will be in the high mountains, Wi-Fi may not be available on any given day for various reasons, so don’t rely on it. In any case, going offline for a while might be rather enjoyable!

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Annapurna Circuit Trek
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