Annapurna Circuit Trek

Duration: 18 Days   |   Based on 5 Reviews
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Trip Style: Trekking and Tour
  • Transport: Tourist Bus
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel And Guest House
  • Group Size: 1-16
  • Max Elevation: 5416 m

Annapurna Circuit Trekking takes you on a circumambulation of the Annapurna massif which is 55km long and consists of fourteen peaks over 7,000m and sixteen peaks over 6,000m. Among them Annapurna I (8,091m) is the tenth highest mountain that towers over the whole of Annapurna region. The circuit provides perhaps the most magnificent panorama of Himalayan peaks ranging from Annapurna range, Manaslu ranges to Dhaulagiri range.

How long is Annapurna Circuit Trekking? The 16 days Annapurna circuit trail passes through forests of birch and rhododendron within Annapurna Conservation area, and across terraced paddy fields, waterfalls, and picturesque ancient villages. The Annapurna Circuit trekking varies between 160km to 230km, depending on where you prefer to end up your trek.

Annapurna Circuit is safe Trekking-Along the Annapurna Round trekking there are many Aid post and easy access with local lodges and it is good for the beginners as well. Annapurna Round Trekking starts from Syange after you leave the road behind. The altitude varies from Syange 800m to Throng-la top 5,416m and ended at 1,100m. This is actually good to have well acclimatized for every trekker.

Why Annapurna Trekking is more popular?

Annapurna Circuit Trekking is the most popular trekking trails in the world. The facet is Annapurna Mountain chain lies inland causes a large chunk of the land to fall in the rain shadow area. Hence Annapurna Circuit Trekking is considerably drier than the southern slopes of Annapurna Mountain. Annapurna Circuit trekking passes through the historically popular town of Manang and Mustang. The central piece of this part of Nepal is the Himalayan abode including Annapurna I 8,091m, Dhaulagiri 8,156m and many more Mountain vista.

Between these (Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri) giant Mountain “Kali Gandaki Valley” is the deepest gorge in the world. The views of lush forest, fertile farmland and undisturbed flora and fauna, add the mixture of many ethnic cultures and diverse range of experiences that makes the Annapurna Circuit Trekking the most satisfying trekking destination in Nepal.

Best Time for Annapurna Circuit Trekking- Nepal faces 4 different seasons, Jun to Mid September is Monson season and 70% rain as well as rockfall and landslides are more likely to occur. Autumn-September to November is the best time to complete the Annapurna Circuit because the sky is clear and there are no hazy. The spring season-March to May is another beautiful time for the Annapurna circuit due to the Rhododendron flowers, birds and different spice of mammals. Annapurna Round trekking is the hub of butterflies, Musk deer, Himalayan Thar, Blue Ship and many more…


  • Annapurna Circuit Trek makes a complete circle of Annapurna Massif
  • 180 degree snow capped mountains like Mt.Annapurna I (8091m.), Mt.Dhauligiri (8167m.) and Mt. Manaslu (8163m.) range
  • Cross one of the highest Himalaya pass, Thorong La
  • Colorful culture of Gurung ethnic community

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival and transfer to Hotel
Day 02 Guided Kathmandu Heritage Sightseeing Tour
Day 03 Kathmandu-Beshisahar-Syange 205km, 7hrs
Day 04 Syange trek to Tal 6hrs.
Day 05 Tal trek to Bagarchap 5hrs.
Day 06 Bagarchap trek to Chame (2670m), 6hrs
Day 07 Chame trek to Lower pisang (3200m), 5hrs
Day 08 Pisang trek to Manang (3540m), 6 hrs
Day 09 Acclimatize day in Manang
Day 10 Manang trek to Yak Kharka (4050m), 5hrs
Day 11 Yak Kharka Trek to High camp (4925m), 5hrs
Day 12 High Camp trek to Muktinath (3760m) over Throng pass (5416m). 7hrs
Day 13 Muktinath trek to Kagbeni (2810m), 4hrs
Day 14 Kagbeni trek to Marpha via Jomsom (2670m), 5hrs
Day 15 Marpha trek to Ghasa (2000m), 6hrs
Day 16 Ghasa trek to Tatopani (1200m), 5hrs
Day 17 Bus drives to Pokhara 4/5hrs and free in Pokhara
Day 18 Morning bus departure to Kathmandu
Day 19 Final departure to Airport

What's included

  • Airport pickup and drop off by private coach
  • Twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu, including 3 nights lodging with breakfast
  • One-night twin sharing accommodation in Pokhara, including breakfast
  • Kathmandu guided sightseeing tour by private vehicle
  • TIMS-card (Trekker Information Management System)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area entry fees
  • All ground transportation by luxury tourist vehicle
  • 14-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
  • Complementary duffel or sleeping bag (refundable after the trek)
  • Farewell dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant
  • All meals while in the trek (Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner)
  • Nepalese visa fee, Visa can be obtained on your upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Visa cost 25 USD, 40 USD, 100 USD  for 15, 30 and 90 days respectively
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • 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, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)


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Useful Info

Breakfast- Toast, Any style of eggs, Tibetan bread, Pancakes, Chapattis, Muesli, Oat porridge, Tea and coffee

Lunch-Fried noodles/ Chowmin, Fried rice, Fried potatoes, Noodle soup, Dal Bhat, Thukpa, Sherpa stew, Momo

Dinner-Macaroni, Spaghetti, Pizza, Dal Bhat, Spring rolls, Fingers chips, any styles of desert

These are the most served food in the Himalaya. Still, there are many more…

Accommodation while on the Annapurna Circuit trekking: Accommodation at the local lodge known as Guesthouse is simple but comfortable. Toilet and washing facility 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 guesthouse so sometime travelers may do dormitories. In some places, guest house depends on solar power. 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 some place for an additional cost.

Passport and Visa: All the traveler should have a 6-month validity passport. Visa can obtain on your upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Visa cost 25 USD, 40 USD, 100USD for 15, 30 and 90 days respectively.

Medical and health information: All travelers need to be 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 to bring your personal medical kid.

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