16 days Kathmandu to Annapurna circuit trek. The itinerary we provide is an outline. It can be customized as per your requirement and interest.
Annapurna Circuit Trekking Itinerary
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.
Day 02: Kathmandu drive to Bulbule 200 km, 7hrs, Trek to Nagdi
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.
Day 03: Nagdi trek to Chamje 6hrs.
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
Day 04: Chamje trek to Dharapani 7hrs.
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.
Day 05: Dharapani trek to Chame (2,700m), 6 hrs
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
Day 06: Chame trek to pisang (3,200m), 5 hrs
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.
Day 07: Pisang trek to Manang (3,440 m), 6 hrs
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!
Day 08: Acclimatize day in Manang
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, offers excellent views of Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, and Chulu East.
Day 09: Manang trek to Yak Kharka (4,050 m), 5hrs
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.
Day 10: Yak Kharka Trek to High camp (4,925 m), 5 hrs
Today leisurely walk to Throng Phedi and have a Lunch then 2hrs hike to High Camp. It offers great landscapes and Mountain views.
Day 11: High Camp trek to Muktinath (3,760 m) over Throng pass (5,416 m). 7 hrs
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.
Day 12: Muktinath trek to Kagbeni and Jomsom(2,810 m), 4hrs
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.
Day 13: Jomsom bus to Tatopani (1,200 m), 4 hrs
After having breakfast at your lodge, take a bus to Tatopani for Natural Hot spring bathe. Enjoy the day and evening. Jomsom to Tatopani route is all by road to walk and not the interesting part.
Day 14: Tatopani bus to Pokhara 7 hours
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.
Day 15: Morning bus departure to Kathmandu
arrival and transfer to Hotel, evening farewell dinner at Nepalese typical Restaurant.
Day 16: Final departure to Airport
After the healthy breakfast, we drop you at the airport for your final departure for your onward destination.