Annapurna Circuit Trekking Itinerary

13- day Kathmandu to Annapurna circuit trek. The itinerary we provide is an outline. It can be customized as per your requirement and interest.

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01: Kathmandu, arrival and transfer to Hotel 1,350 m./4,428 ft./30 min. drive

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, Global Adventure Trekking dedicated staff will welcome you and transfer you to the Hotel in Kathmandu.

  • No food
  • Hotel
  • 1,350 m./4,448 ft.

After 5hrs drive to Beshisahar, take a jeep ride to Dharapani which is the junction of Manaslu Circuit and Annapurna Circuit Trek. The road is quite smooth and very scenic until Beshisahar, but the road to Dharapani is on a dotted road which takes about 4hrs. 

Distance: Kathmandu to Besisahar-172 km./5 hrs. And Besisahar to Dharapani--35 km./3 hrs.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Guest House/Tea House
  • 1,860 m./6,100 ft.

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

Approx. time taken: 6 hrs.

Accommodation: Guest House

Distance: 15 km.

  • Full board meals
  • Guest House/Tea House
  • 2,700 m./8,856 ft.

Slowly, you are going to enter into a different world and gain elevation and walk through the pine forest. Passing is the inhabitant of the Gurung people. 

Accommodation: Guest House

Approx. time taken: 5 hrs.

Distance: 13 km.

  • Full board meals
  • Guest House/Tea House
  • 3,200 m./10,496 ft.

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!

Accommodation: Guest House

Approx. time taken: 6 hrs.

Distance: 17 km.

  • Full board meals
  • Guest House/Tea House
  • 3,440 m./11,283 ft.

Spend a day here to acclimatize and day hike to Monastery, then return to Manang for the night. Manang is a village of about 500 flat-roofed houses and offers excellent views of Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, and Chulu East.

Accommodation: Guest House

Approx. time taken: 2/3 hrs exploration

  • Full board meals
  • Guest House/Tea House
  • 3,440 m./11,283 ft.

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

Accommodation: Guest House

Approx. time taken: 5 hrs.

Distance: 10 km.

  • Full board meals
  • Guest House/Tea House
  • 4,050 m./13,284 ft.

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

Accommodation: Guest House

Approx. time taken: 5 hrs.

Distance: 8 km.

  • Full board meals
  • Guest House/Tea House
  • 4,925 m./16,154 ft.

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 the Annapurna region. Once you are in Muktinath you are entering into a different world which you may feel.

Accommodation: Guest House

Approx. time taken: 7 hrs.

Distance: 15 km.

  • Full board meals
  • Guest House/Guest House
  • 3,760 m./12,332 ft.

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

Accommodation: Guest house/Hotel

Approx. time taken: 6 hrs.

Distance: 22 km.

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/Tea House
  • 2,810 m./9,216 ft.

After having breakfast at your lodge, take a bus to Tatopani for a Natural Hot spring bath, on the bank of Kali Gandaki River. The trek route to Tatopani is on the dots roads and will be a bit hectic but worthwhile in the end. It is possible to keep driving to Pokhara by bus, but it's a long day drive. Enjoy Natural Hot Spring! 

Accommodation: Guest House

Approx. time taken: 4 hrs.

Distance: 48 km.

  • Full board meals
  • Guest House/Tea House
  • 1,200 m./3,936 ft.

Pokhara is a nice and clean city on the lap of the 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-star to five stars hotels. The choice is yours!

Accommodation: Hotel

Approx. time taken:  6 hrs.

Distance: 85 km.

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • 810 m./2,656 ft.

This is another adventure riding on a tourist bus. There are several tourist buses operating their schedule departure every morning. Those buses are very comfortable with wider seats, Wi-Fi and air condition, offer a bottle of minerals water and newspaper. You could enjoy the ride with the fascinating landscapes along the way. You will be dropped at Balaju, and transfer to Hotel, and evening farewell celebration at a Nepalese typical Restaurant. 

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • 1,350 m./4,448 ft.

Last but not in the list, this is your final day in Nepal. Global Adventure Trekking manage your airport transfer for your next chapter. Wishing you for your fave and pleasant journey.

  • Breakfast