Annapurna Circuit Trekking
- Duration23 Days
- Trip Grade Moderate
- Trip Type Trekking
- Best Time Mar-May and Sep-Nov
- An adventure ranging from 1100 m to 5416 m.
- Visit to major Himalayan highlights like Jomsom, Manang, Muktinath: a Hindu pilgrimage site
- Thorang La Pass, one of the highest passes in the world
- Incredible mountain views include Annapurna l to lV, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Manaslu, Gangapurna and Tilicho Peak and many other alluring peaks on Tibetan side
- Annapurna Conservation Area, the largest conservation area in the world
- Natural Hot Spring
Annapurna Circuit Trekking is one of the best adventures trekking in Nepal if you wish to experience the entire Annapurna Region at once. Normally, it is a package of 23 days in which you will get an opportunity to witness major destinations of the region namely Jomsom, Muktinath, Thorang La Pass and others. However, the itinerary differs according to the demand and time frame of the trekkers.
You will be blessed to see at least nine peaks while on this Trek. The altitude of the peaks varies from 1100 to 5416m. You will introduce yourself with Annapurna l to lV, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Manaslu, Gangapurna and Tilicho Peak in Annapurna Circuit Trekking.
It is anti-clockwise trekking which begins from Besisahar and ends at Nayapul, Pokhara. Some people prefer domestic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. At the end of the trekking, you will be covering a distance of 160 kilometres. You will reach to the height of 5,416m at Thorang La Pass, one of the world highest passes in the world. A chance to acquaint with different local cultures is another uniqueness of this trail.
Manang, Jomsom and Muktinath are other highlights of Annapurna Circuit Trekking. Muktinath is popular as prominent Hindu pilgrimage site with 108 natural water spouts and a natural flame which never goes out.
We also experience Annapurna Conservation Area, its diverse species of flora and faunas during this trek. The picturesque settlements of ethnic people, Tibetan lifestyle at the border, natural waterfalls, creeks, deep rhododendron, prayer flags and stone inscriptions will truly astonish us during the trip.
Since Annapurna Circuit Trekking is considered as challenging trekking in Nepal, it requires the perfect level of fitness. Prior trekking or hiking experience is expected. However, some people do this trekking without it. Regular exercises like aerobics and jogging will enhance the level of stamina.
Namaste! Info Nepal Treks and Expedition heartily welcomes you to the city of temples – Kathmandu. We will meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport. Our office representative will be there holding placard on which either client’s or company's name will be printed just opposite of the arrival and after your reception, we will drive to the hotel. After your arrival at the hotel, we fix the schedule for a short orientation meeting which gives you some general information about the trip and you will settle the rest of the due payment at the same time. For this, you have to be with 3 P.P. size photographs, a copy of passport and copy of travel insurance. Overnight in hotel
This is the day visiting to UNESCO World Heritage sites including Swyambhunath, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square. Normally, the tour commences after breakfast. You will have lunch during the visit and the tour ends at around 4 in the afternoon. Some of the sites were destroyed by the April Earthquake and now they are being renovated.Overnight in Hotel
Besisahar is the starting point of Annapurna Circuit Trek and it is around six-hour drive from Kathmandu. We reach there either by private vehicle or tourist bus depending upon your choice we arrange the transportation. The green hills, waterfalls and suspension bridges at Besisahar attract many tourists.Overnight in Besisahar
Walking along Marshyangdi Riverbank we proceed towards Bahundada. Brahmin-Hill is an English translation of Bahundada. The trail is full of excitement and beauty. Its scenery, waterfalls and greenery accompanied by the chirping of birds is ecstatic.Overnight in Bahundada
Early in the morning after breakfast, we start our trip. It is one of the best trekking days as you will be enjoying gorgeous landscapes today. Before arriving at Chamje we cross the suspension bridge. The unique culture and tradition of local people fascinate you.Overnight in Chamje
Today we will be entering Manang district. Bhotia are the locals of this area. They follow Tibetan Buddhism and have a unique culture and traditions. Trade and agriculture is their profession which they have been following since long back. Bagarchhap is translated as Butcher’s Place in English. The area receives low rainfall and due to this roof of the houses are built thatched here.Overnight in Bagarchhap
It is going to be tough walk today as the trail to Chame from Bagarchhap is rocky. We penetrate forests and cross the river to arrive at Danakyu. The best thing about Chame is that you will get a wonderful view of Annapurna ll from here.Overnight in Chame
Like yesterday, trail today is also a bit hard but is rewarding too. Penetrating forest and crossing narrow valley we move ahead. On the way, we get a view of Paungdada. It is a rock which informs that we are getting close to Pisang.Overnight in Pisang
We will be walking in the windswept area and the place appears like a desert. This is because the entire Annapurna Range blocks monsoon here causing less rainfall in the area. Vegetation is dry here. We arrive at Mungji. The view of Hidden Valley from here captures your heart. You will be busy with your camera at this place. The further walk will lead us to Bhraka. Manang is a couple of hours walk from here.Overnight in Manang
It is a kind of leisure day. While on trekking this type of rest is essential for trekkers as it reduces the chances of being arrested by high altitude sickness. It helps to adjust your body to increasing elevation and this is known as acclimatization
.Despite rest day, we will be exploring Manang today. It is a place that has many things to offer such as lakes, caves, monasteries, and the lifestyle of local people. Overnight in Manang
It is another wonderful walk of your life. We will be walking towards Thorang La Pass. The view from the pass is really lovely. From here we will be measuring way towards Tenki. Walking along the bank of Jarsang Khola Valley we reach Ledar. Ledar is popular for snow leopard. Do not worry you will be safe as the entire team is here for your safety. Overnight in Ledar
As usual, our trail begins after breakfast. The course today is descending and ascending until we reach at Phedi. We proceed towards High Camp. It is an interesting and beautiful walk. The awe-inspiring view of mountains on the way will capture your heart.Overnight in High Camp
The trail begins with ascending. We reach to the height of 5,416 today and this is the highest point of this trekking. You will get a view of a few snow-capped peaks. It is something precious moment of your life. From here we further walk towards Muktinath. Muktinath is the common holy site of Hindu and Buddhist. It is located at an altitude of 3800m.Overnight in Muktinath
Muktinath enshrines the statue of Lord Vishnu. Pilgrims take bath from all 108 spouts before worshipping in the temple of Muktinath. There is also a temple of Jwala Mai here. This temple is worshipped as female energy.Jomsom is our today’s last destination. We follow descend course. We get beautiful sights on the way to Jomsom. Overnight at Jomsom
It takes about an hour to reach Marpha from Jomsom. Marpha is popular for an apple orchard and apple wine. Tourists buy apple wine here as a souvenir from Nepal. Most of the locals here depend on apple farming.Following the course of Kali Gandaki, we arrive at Tukuche. Thakali are the major inhabitants of this area. You get an astounding view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna from Tukuche. Overnight in Kalopani
We will be walking on the bank of Kali Gandaki. We will enjoy the beautiful waterfall on the way. Further walk from here will bring us at Tatopani. Hot Spring is the English word for Tatopani. Overnight in Tatopani
It is a rest day today. You can take bath in the hot springs here. It is said that the hot water here is a natural cure for different types of skin disease. The culture and traditions of locals here will appeal you a lot. Overnight in Tatopani
It is a bit of climbing today. We cross rhododendron forests before arriving at Ghorepani. From here you get heart capturing sunset view. Overnight in Ghorepani
Poon Hill is at a walking distance of around 45 minutes from Ghorepani. It is a vantage point where people gather in the morning to get the view of the rising sun. The sunrays striking Annapurna and Dhaulagiri in the morning are truly awesome.After spending a few hours in Poon-Hill we get back to Ghorepani and have breakfast. We now proceed towards Tadapani.We now get back to Poon-Hill for breakfast and proceed towards Tadapani.Overnight in Tadapani
Crossing rhododendron and orchid forest we arrive at Ghandruk. It is a place where Gurung people inhabit. The site is popular for Gurung museum and their culture.On the way to Ghandruk you get a mesmerizing view of Annapurna, Lamjung and Manaslu Himal. Overnight in Ghandruk
The trail is easy today. We will be at Nayapul after walking for around five hours from Ghandruk. We catch a private car or local bus to reach Pokhara. We will enjoy Pokhara today especially, roaming in Lakeside. Overnight in Pokhara
After breakfast, we will be driving to Kathmandu. You will be riding through Prithvi Highway enjoying countryside Nepal. The will ride along the way of Trishuli River.Here in the capital, you get ample of time to roam around especially, on the streets of Thamel. If interested, you can purchase gifts to your friend and family.Info Nepal Treks and Expedition will offer you farewell dinner tonight. Overnight in hotel
Your Nepal stay ends from today. A representative of Info Nepal Treks and Expedition will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport three hours earlier to your scheduled flight.See you next season for another trip!
Important Note: If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can customize the itinerary according to your need or requirements.
- Airport pick up and drop in a private vehicle.
- City sightseeing with a private vehicle.
- Three night accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast.
- Teahouse accommodation during the trek.
- English speaking Government License holder Trekking Guide.
- Trekking Permit, TIMS, and conservation Area Permit fee.
- Trekking Porters (2 clients = 1 Porter).
- Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner with hot drinks during treks.
- First Aid Kit and Trekking Duffel Bag for Porters.
- All necessary land transport by tourist vehicles.
- Nepali staff salary, food, accommodation, Insurance, and equipment charge.
- Sleeping Bags and Down Jacket (to be returned after trek).
- Government Taxes and paperwork.
- International airfare and Nepal Visa Fee.
- Temple/Monastery entrance fees.
- Travel Insurance and rescue flights.
- Late arrival and late departure extra night.
- Personal expenses:(Laundry,battery charge,phone calls,wifi,shower,extra porters etc.).
- Tips to guide and porter