Grade: Moderate to strenuous
The Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most popular and fantastic Trekking Destinations in Annapurna region. Its also known as Thorong La Pass (5416m), During this trip you can see stunning panoramic views of many snow covered Mountains and beautiful Lakes. We Himalaya Trekking Team give you an unforgettable experience and lifelong memories. Book this adventure trip with us for your life time memory.
Annapurna Circuit Trek completes an entire loop around the Annapurna range. Annapurna Circuit Trek is best trekking destinations of Nepal. It entails 300 km of walking through lush green forests, culturally rich villages and majestic mountains covered in snow. Commencing in the hilly region of Besisahar the trek passes through the culturally rich regions of Manang. we recommend for acclimatization one day in Manang for high Altitude and excursion around Manang village if you stay at Manang you will get more confidence with high altitudes also Manang valley is a nice place you will get chance to explore Gangapurna glacier and visit monasteries. The trek also includes the highest pass in the world; Thorong-la Pass (5416m). The qualities one can enjoy during this Annapurna Circuit Trek include exploring the natural and cultural wonders, observing tribal lifestyles and sightings of rare flora and fauna of the great Himalayan region. Dominated by high hills and mountains where many parts are still inaccessible, very good view of snowed covered mountain. Annapurna Circuit Trek follows the beaten path used as a trade route between Nepal and Tibet in ancient times. In those days, it was mainly for trading salt. Today, in this region, Tibetan Mahayana Buddhism, Hinduism and the ancient Bon-Po religion coexist and interpenetrate one another.
During the Annapurna Circuit Trek you will also pass through Muktinath, a very special and holy site for Hindus and Buddhists alike. Believers travel to Muktinath from near and far to cleanse themselves of their sins. One of our previous trekkers experienced the sighting of a man who had flown from India to Kathmandu and then flown by helicopter to Muktinath (at great expense). This extensive trip was undertaken for the reason explained above. One can also enjoy an unusually wide range of climatic zones and varying altitudes in such a small area.
Annapurna Circuit Trek ascends from the lowlands of Besisahar (900m) to the snowy terrain of Thorong-La Pass (5416m). Capturing these moments, trying ethnic cuisine and mingling with the locals will provide priceless memories of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. The Second option when you finished your trek at Jomsom you can choose another trekking route Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek or you can fly from Jomsom to Pokhara. Pokhara is the last stop on the Annapurna Circuit Trekking before returning to Kathmandu.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing tour
Day 3:Kathmandu to Bhulbhule
Day 4: Bhulbhule to Jagat (1300m) 6 hrs
Day 5: Jagat to Danakyu (2300m) 5 hrs
Day 6: Danakyu to Chame (2670m) 5 hrs
Day 7: Chame to Pisang, 5 hour (3300mt)
Day 8: Pisang to Manang (3540m) 6 hrs
Day 9: Rest day at Manang
Day 10: Manang to Ledar (4200m) 4 hours
Day 11: Ledar to Thorung Phedi (4450m) 3 hrs
Day 12: Thorung Phedi to Muktinath (crossing Thorung-La pass 5416m) 8 hrs
Day 13: Muktinath to Jomsom (2700m) 5hrs
Day 14: From Jomsom Flight to Pokhara
Day 15: From Pokhara Flight or drive to Kathmandu
Day 16: Final Departure
Some Related Information
The Trekking Day
you are on trekking in Annapurna Circuit
you will stay in Tea House, You will have nice Tea House During the
Trek for Annapurna Circuit Trek, Only in High Camp there is normal tea house, before you departure to Trekking you will
need to pack up your trekking bag before your
breakfast in Tea House, as porters will set off early. After breakfast
we need to walk approximately 3-4 hours for lunch time, some time in
some places it takes 4-5 hrs.
After a relaxing your lunch, you typically spend around 2-3 hours or
more sometimes on the trail before reaching your stopping point.
Throughout the day, you will take frequent rest breaks and take time to
admire the fascinating mountains views. You take plenty of pictures of
yourself with incredibly panoramic mountains of Annapurna Region rivers, landscapes, Buddhist prayer
flags, temples, shrines, cairns, monasteries, etc. Once you arrive at
your tea house, you take a rest and Dinner is generally around 7pm.
After your dinner our guide will take your breakfast order for tomorrow
and he will give you briefing for tomorrow trip.
What you carry in your day pack bag
need to carry your day pack for your personal items like your water
bottle, your money, and some others medicine, camera etc.Your guide will
let you know each evening of any extra items you will need for the
following day. If you have a comfortable day pack you load will only be a
few kilograms and hardly noticeable.
Kathmandu part we provide breakfast but during the trek we have three
meal (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner), Every Tea House have their own menu
so you can order menu food item but if you have big group like 20 pax
guide will choose the food for you.
in Kathmandu we will provide you deluxe room with private facilities on
Breakfast basic. During the Trekking you will have Tea House and is of a
basic (normal) standard. Twin Rooms or multi share with basic shared
toilet facilities. Hot Showers are available in some places but they
will charge directly to client when they ask for hot shower. and if you
wish to book tented camp (Camping trekking) instead of tea house Himalaya Trekking Team will
provide two men tent for two people to share the accommodation on tent
Kathmandu valley is done with Cars or Jeeps, Van, Hiace, Coaster bus,
Mini bus, Coaches depending upon the group size. In trekking region,
transportation mean is hiking and in some cases Yaks / horses and
donkeys are used for baggage carriage. In this trekking route, hiking is
the major mean of transportation while your baggage will be carried by
The Guide is in
overall charge of the trek and looking after you. This is the person you
should go to with all problems, concerns and questions. All our guides
are well trained in all aspects of trekking, conservation, high altitude
medicine, and first-aid and emergency procedures. They are professionals
selected for their knowledge and passion for Nepal and its peoples.
your Trekking Bag – one porter for every two trekkers in Tea
house trekking and camping (Tented camp) trekking it is depend on luggage /equipment that we need for your camping trekking.
Remember Annapurna Circuit Trek is Adventure Trekking in Nepal so you should
have well fitness level and well prepared, before you come to Annapurna Circuit
Trekking its much better to go Swimming, Cycling or walk every day 4 km.
Remember that no trek in the Himalaya is a stroll as all involve going
up and down at altitude and that altitude affects everyone differently.
It should be better to bring the USD in Nepal. Because you can change everywhere easily.
should exchange enough money into Nepalese Rupees to last the entire
time of your trek before leaving Kathmandu. You can find the money
exchange counters near your hotel also can get in trekking trails but they will take more
Tipping is a personal
and voluntary matter and tips are not included in the trip price but who
will working for you they are expect the tips so you can give tips
directly to them at end of your trekking / tours and tipping is not any
limitation so you can give tips as much you like if they will make you
It is main important part
of the trip. Your Travel insurance is not included in the trip price.
Your travel insurance must provide cover against personal accident,
medical expenses, emergency evacuation and repatriation (including
helicopter evacuation) and personal liability. is included trekking
crews' against personal accident.
are no specific health requirements for travel into Nepal. However, for
the trekking in Himalayas, you are in excellent health with average
physical fitness and have positive attitude, self confidence and strong
determination, you can accomplish this trek successfully but you should
consult your doctor for up-to-date information regarding vaccinations,
high altitude medication and medications for any reasonably foreseeable
illnesses whilst traveling in Nepal. Some part of trekking have a small
health post for emergency treatment with limited equipment, limited
health workers and medication. Be aware that some drugs, including
anti-malarial, have side effects at altitude. Please discuss this
carefully with your doctor.
Please be aware that you will be in
remote areas and away from medical facilities for some time during this
trip. We strongly recommend that you carry a personal First Aid kit as
well as sufficient quantities of any personal medical requirements
(including a spare pair of glasses).
High Altitude Sickness
(acute mountain sickness) is a serious issue. It is the result of the
failure of the body to adapt to high altitude and can affect anyone,
regardless of age or fitness. It usually occurs above 1,800 meters and
the likelihood of being affected increases as you ascend. The way to
reduce the affects of altitude is to ascend slowly, 300 meters per day
above 3,000 meters until you have acclimatized. Poor acclimatization
results in headache, nausea, sleeplessness, difficulty breathing and
swelling of fingers and glands. The only cure for AMS is to descend to
lower altitude and your guide's decision on this matter is final. When
you are planning to trek above 3,000 meters we recommend not walks
faster. If you will get altitude sickness please consult with your guide
to go down at least 500 meters to recover.
entry visas are available on arrival at Kathmandu airport and all land
borders except the citizens of Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland,
Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, and Palestine, Afghanistan.
Multiple entry visas can be obtained from the immigration points costing
US Dollars 25 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto
for 15 days multiple entry visas, US Dollars 40 or other convertible
foreign currency equivalent there to for 30 days multiple entry visa, US
Dollars 100 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto
for 90 days multiple entry visa.
If not really satisfied with above itinerary, we can design individualized travel
plans based on your preferences. Please customize the trip.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport you will be warmly greeted by a representative of the Himalaya Trekking Team. After completion of customs formalities we will collect your luggage and escort you to your hotel.
Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley.
Swayambhunath, Boudhanath and Pashupatinath Temples and Durbar Square in Patan. After you complete a briefing with our trekking guides, you will visit the above mentioned famous sites in Kathmandu.
Day 3:Kathmandu to Bhulbhule.
This trip can be taken by private car or bus. Today we will head toward Bhubhule passing Trishuli and the Marsyangdi river. We also pass Bensishhahar, the district headquarters of Lamjung. Overnight at Hotel
Day 4: Bhulbhule to Jagat (1300m) 6 hrs.
After breakfast we cross a hanging bridge and head toward Bahundanda, taking about 2 hours. The trail then heads down where you will see rice and grain growing areas as well as waterways. After about another hour and a half we arrive at Syange where we will enjoy a well deserved lunch. Following our meal we climb steeply until we reach the small village of Jagat. In this village, the ethnic groups of Tamang and Gurung are the major residents. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 5: Jagat to Danakyu (2300m) 5 hrs.
Our day commences early and our first destination is Bagarchhap which usually takes an hour. On this morning we will be passing Pinus Radiata (pines) and fir jungles. You can also visit an interesting white colored monastery in this location. The trail then proceeds until we arrive at Danaque, which also takes about one hour. Another hour further on we have the chance to view mountains like Manaslu (8156m) as well as Peak 29 (7871) Peak 29 has rarely been summited. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 6: Danakyu to Chame (2670m) 5 hrs
Todays trek will take us to Chame, the district headquarters of Manang. Along the way, you will be rewarded by beautiful views of Manaslu and Annapurna II. We will continue walking to the forest of fir and later arrive at Chame. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 7: Chame to Pisang, 5 hour (3300mt)
The day starts through deep forest in a steep and narrow valley, crosses a river on a long bridge at 2910meters. We then cross another bridge at 3040meters, from there the view of the soaring Paungda Danda rock face really begins to appear. From there the trail joins to climb to Pisang, which sprawls between 3200m & 3300meters. Overnight at Tea House .
Day 8: Pisang to Manang (3540m) 6 hrs.
In the morning we walk along a beautiful track through grasslands. We constantly have incredible views of the Annapurna peaks. We eventually arrive at Newal to enjoy the best view of the Annapurna Mountains. Overnight in Manang.
Day 9: Rest day. Manang.
Manang is a stunning village and is situated in the broad river valley of the Marshyangdi River, north of the Annapurna. We will explore the village and also Gangapurna Lake. This lake has formed within the last 50 years as the Gangapurna Glacier has retreated. It is a memorable location.
Day 10: Manang to Ledar (4200m) 4 hours
Early in the morning we will leave Manang and view scenery similar to the Tibetan plateau. Along the way we will again see breathtaking views of Annapurna. We will pass through the village of Gunsang and traverse the Gundon Khola via a bridge. Finally we will arrive at the small community of Ledar.
It is normal for trekkers to be feeling the effects of altitude by now as we are about half the height of Mt. Everest. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 11: Ledar to Thorung Phedi (4450m) 3 hrs.
Today we will ascend steadily to a ridge prior to going down to the headwaters of the Marsyangdi river. We will use a bridge to cross the river and then follow a narrow track across an unstable hill. We eventually climb to Thorung La Phedi. Walking and especially climbing at this altitude is usually a bit slower due to the lower oxygen content in the air. Most trekkers are surprised at how it is “harder” to walk at altitude. At the same time, it is an interesting experience. You can imagine what it is like at 6000 or 7000 m. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 12: Thorung Phedi to Muktinath (crossing Thorung-La pass 5416m) 8 hrs.
This will be a memorable day as we hike up to Thorung -La pass and then drop down to Muktinath. Muktinath is a famous location. It is one of the main religious sites for Buddhist and Hindu ethnic groups and is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Nepal. It is a great example of harmony between two of the greatest religions in the world. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 13: Muktinath to Jomsom (2700m) 5hrs.
It is mainly downhill today as we follow an easy trail to Jomsom, passing by Kaagbeni. Kaagbeni is on the banks of the Kali Gandaki River. Over many centuries, this river has created the Kali Gandaki Gorge; claimed by some to be the deepest in the world. We will follow this impressive river valley till we reach Jomsom. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 14: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara
Today early morning we will fly to Pokhara, whole day visit in Pokhara and take relax after long day trip of Annapurna Circuit
Day 15: Pokhara to Kathmandu.
You will have the option of flying or using road transport to Kathmandu. By road it will take about 6 hours. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 16: Departure.
Today your journey in Nepal will come to an end; unless you are staying longer in Kathmandu. The Himalayan trekking team will meet you, collect your luggage and transport you to the airport. You will be farewelled in our traditional manner. We trust you will leave with lifetime memories and you will wish to return.
• Sun hat or scarf
• Fleece jacket with wind-Stopper
• Waterproof shell jacket
• Down vest and/or jacket (can hire here in Nepal also)
• Lightweight gloves
• Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
• Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
• Fleece or wool pants
• Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
• Thick, warm wool hiking socks
• Hiking boots with spare laces
• Sunglasses with UV protection
• Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees Fahrenheit
• Trekking poles (sticks)
• Trek bag-pack
• Basic First Aid Kit
• Daypack (approximately 2,500 to 3,000 cubic inches)
• Thermo-rest sleeping pad
• Water bottles
• Small wash towel
• Quick drying towel (medium sized)
• Soap (preferably biodegradable)
• Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
• Face and body moisturizer
• Nail clippers
• Small mirror
• Tissue paper/ toilet roll
• Anti bacterial Hand wash
• Trail Map/Guide book
• Reading book
• Journal & Pen
• Pencils and small notebooks