Annapurna Circuit Trek

Duration: 16 Days   |   Based on 5 Reviews
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking and Tour
  • Transport: Tourist Bus
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel And Guest House
  • Group Size: 1-10
  • Max Elevation: 5,416 m

Annapurna circuit is an incredible bucket list adventure in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Annapurna Circuit trek provides a marvelous view of sub-tropical vegetation, the gorgeous valley with waterfalls, majestic mountain views, various local communities with their culture and tradition.

16 days Annapurna Circuit trek is getting superb trekking infrastructure and easy access from Kathmandu and Pokhara. There is a nice and cozy guesthouse in every village throughout the trekking. Annapurna circuit trek combines Manang valley and Kaligandaki valley. This trek has been possible since 1977. As you can reach Bulbule within 7 hours bus ride from Kathmandu, it can be a good idea to walk Nagdi for an hour on the same day to stretch your legs. Annapurna Circuit trek is 260km but due to the road extension, this trek can be shortened to 15 days depending on an individual’s physical fitness and the situation. Annapurna circuit is not only for a trek, for a lifetime experience of local lives and culture. The trek route and itinerary is flexible as per your interest. Follow the Marshyandi river valley until Chame and walk to Pisang through the pine and Rhododendron forest. From Pisang, you will be trekking in the high altitude terrain through Manang village until crossing Throngla 5,416m and down to Muktinath. Manang is an ideal place for acclimatizing where you can visit Monastery, ACAP information center, and the Gangapurna lake. From Manang, you may visit Tilicho Lake for 3 additional days as this is the highest lake in the world. Within this trek, you will cover lower Mustang trek, Ghorepani poon hill trek, and visit Natural hot Spring at Tatopani. Global Adventure Trekking offers these trek itineraries, Annapurna Circuit trekking map, and an affordable price with an experienced and certified trek leader with porters.

Annapurna circuit trek can be done throughout the year. However, autumn (September to November) and spring season (March to May) are the best time of the year for the best visibility and warm weather. Winter season (December to February) very much cold and snow in the mountain area. Temperature falls down to -20˚C. and high pass could be closed. Monson season (Jun to Mid September) the trek can be disrupting travel due to flooding and landslide.

Annapurna circuit trek combines with Manang valley and Kali Gandaki valley. Kali Gandaki valley is the deepest gorge in the world offering the sky towering Annapurna I (8,091m) and Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,156m). Discover a different side of the Annapurna Himalayas, Annapurna trekking past terraced rice fields, oak and rhododendron forests, there’s a diverse array of nature that awaits in the Mt. Annapurna circuit trek.


  • Ascend to the mountain and reach an altitude of 5,416m as you cross the Thorung La Pass (5,416m) along the Annapurna Circuit.
  • Discover a different side of the Himalayas, trekking past oak terraced rice fields and rhododendron forests, there’s a diverse array of nature with butterflies that waits in the Annapurna circuit.
  • Experience mountain life in Nepalese communities, get to know locals, and meet other trekkers while staying in teahouses.

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival and transfer to Hotel

Namaste! Upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, Global Adventure Trekking staff will meet you and coordinates transfer to Hotel.

  • No food
  • Hotel
  • 1,350 m

After 5hrs drive to Beshisahar, the Annapurna Circuit Treks begins. The road is quite smooth and very scenic to Beshisahar then 1.5 hrs dirt road to Bulbule. From Bulbule 1 hour walk to Nagdi on the same day. 

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Guest House
  • 1,100 m

Keep an eye out for dazzling cascades en route as the trail makes its way through a deep wooded canyon with a few stretches of steep climbing. Wander through rice paddies, follow winding trails through the sub-tropical forest, cross suspension bridges swaying over raging rivers, pass waterfalls of melted snow and climb steep mountain passes

  • Full board meals
  • Guest House
  • 1,430 m

Today’s trek continues through the deep wooded canyon embellished by stunning waterfalls. You’ll be venturing into the Manang district of the mountain range, with much of the trail ascending throughout the day.

  • Full board meals
  • Guest House
  • 2160m

Marking the end of the great Marsyangdi River Gorge, make a steep climb to Timang, then the trail settles into gentler slopes as the vegetation transforms from dense pine forests to drier slopes. The district headquarters of Manang, Chame, is the largest settlement after Besisahar

  • Full board meals
  • Guest House
  • 2700 m

Slowly you are going to enter into the different world and gaining the elevation and walking through the pine forest. Pissang is the inhabitant of Gurung people. 

  • Full board meals
  • Guest House
  • 3,200 m

Trek the northern trail via upper Pisang and Ghyaru – an area renowned for its spectacular views. It is now drier and you are sure to come across local farmers herding yaks. Here’s a hot tip – Tibetan yaks take a special interest in people wearing red, so choose your gear carefully today!

  • Full board meals
  • Guest House
  • 3,440 m

Spend a day here to acclimatize by doing some high climbing up to Monastery, then return to the lower altitude of Manang for the night. Manang is a village of about 500 flat-roofed houses, offers excellent views of Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, and Chulu East.

  • Full board meals
  • Guest House
  • 3,440m

You will be walking as a slog due to the altitude. Along the way, you will encounter Musk deer, Himalayan Thar, and all-mountain range. It is an easy and short hike due to the altitude. 

  • Full board meals
  • Guest House
  • 4,050 m

Today leisurely walk to Throng Phedi and have a Lunch then 2hrs hike to High Camp. It offers great landscapes and Mountain views.

  • Full board meals
  • Guest House
  • 4,925 m

Probably the hardest day of the entire trek. Early morning ascend 490m to the Throng la top and walk down to Muktinath. This is a pilgrimage holy place in Annapurna region. Once you are in Muktinath you are entering into the different world which you may feel.

  • Full board meals
  • Guest House
  • 3,760 m

The most relaxed day and walking into the barren land and facing to the warier caves, visit the hundreds of years Monastery and Experience the Tibetan tribes.  Walkabout 3 hours to Kagbeni for Lunch and explore the area. After having Lunch walk to Jomsom for another 2 hours.

Note: If you would like to end up your trek here, there is a flight facility from Jomsom to Pokhara and end up the trek earlier.

  • Full board meals
  • Guest House
  • 2,810 m

After having breakfast at your lodge, take a bus to Tatopani for Natural Hot spring. Enjoy the day and evening. Jomsom to Tatopani route is all by road to walk and not the interesting part.

  • Full board meals
  • Guest House
  • 1,200 m

Pokhara is a nice and clean city on the lap of Annapurna Himalayas. If you are interested to extend your stay in Pokhara, please kindly let us know we will rearrange your accommodation as per your requirement. There are non-stars to five stars hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • 2000m

arrival and transfer to Hotel, evening farewell dinner at Nepalese typical Restaurant. 

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • 1,350 m

After the healthy breakfast, we drop you at the airport for your final departure for your onward destination.

  • Breakfast

What's included

  • Airport pickup and drop off by private coach
  • Twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu, including 2 nights lodging with breakfast
  • One-night twin sharing accommodation in Pokhara, including breakfast
  • All meals while on the trek (Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner)
  • TIMS-card (Trekker Information Management System)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area entry fees
  • All ground transportation by luxury tourist vehicle
  • 12-night accommodation at the various available tea-houses or lodges during the trek (twin sharing)
  • Experienced English speaking trekking guide with government license
  • Company guarantee for Government Rescue Services
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff.
  • All government taxes and VAT
  • Ccompany provide complementary duffel or sleeping bag if necessary (refundable after the trek)
  • Farewell dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant
  • Nepalese visa fee, Visa can be obtained on your upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Visa cost 30 USD, 50 USD, 125 USD  for 15, 30 and 90 days respectively
  • A porter to carry your trekking baggage if required
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • International flights Tickets
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide, porter


Price & Dates

Trip Dates Availability Price  
20 Jul, 2021 - 04 Aug, 2021 Guaranteed 799 USD
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Useful Info

Accommodation while on the Annapurna Circuit trekking: Accommodation at the local lodge known as Guesthouse is simple but comfortable. Toilet and washing facilities are shared. In the guesthouse, travelers are provided twin sharing room with twin beds, mattress, and pillow. In high season (March to May) and September to November) in places, there are few numbers of guesthouses so sometimes travelers may do dormitories. In some places, guest house depends on solar power. In remote regions, the guest house does not have a toilet and running water can mean just a hole in the ground. Hot shower facility is available in some guesthouse for a price but occasionally hot shower means a bucket of hot water which is enough to wash your body. Electricity and Wi-Fi are available in someplace for an additional cost.

Passport and Visa: All the travelers should have a 6-month validity passport. Visa can obtain on your upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport. Visa cost 30 USD, 50 USD, 125 USD for 15, 30, and 90 days respectively. However, 2020 is not recommended for traveling to Nepal due to COVID-19.

Medical and health information: All travelers need to be in good physical health in order to participate in this trip. Before buying this trip please read the details itinerary carefully. You should consult your doctor for up to date for your Medical travel information or any necessary vaccination before departure. We suggest you bring your personal medical kid. The lowest price is on offer and the highest price also available throughout the year for the deluxe trip.

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