Annapurna Circuit Trek


USD 1061

Trip Duration

13 days

Trip Grade

Challenging Trek

Highest Altitude

5,416m at Thorong La High Pass


Hotel in Pokhara and Hotel/Lodge/Tea House during the trek


Kathmandu to Bhulbhule, & Muktinath to Tatopani by public transportation, Birethanti to Pokhara by private transportation, Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus.

Group Size


Best Season

Spring and Autumn(Feb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec)

Annapurna Circuit Trek Brief Insight

The Annapurna Circuit trek stands out as one of the most sought-after and distinctive treks in the renowned Annapurna region of northwestern Nepal. What sets this trail apart is its complete circumnavigation of the majestic Annapurna Himalayan range, which treats trekkers to an unparalleled and wild adventure amidst breathtaking scenery.

As the trek ventures into the Manang district, the landscape transforms into a barren expanse, resembling the rugged terrains of Tibet. Here, the local inhabitants follow the Tibetan Buddhist culture and dialect, creating a unique cultural immersion for trekkers.  The journey is rich with Buddhist landmarks such as monasteries, chortens, and mani walls, adding an aura of spirituality to the experience.

Similarly, One of the remarkable aspects of the Annapurna Circuit trek is the consistently stunning views it offers. Trekkers are treated to superb vistas of Manaslu, Annapurna II, Lamjung Himal, Pisang Peak, Annapurna III & IV, and Gangapurna at every step of the way, leaving an indelible impression of awe and admiration.

What truly sets this trek apart is the encompassment of the Annapurna conservation area, which enables trekkers to traverse through dense forests of oak, pine, and cedar at lower altitudes. These lush forests harbor a diverse array of wildlife, offering occasional sightings of rare and fascinating species, making the journey a harmonious blend of natural wonder and exploration.

The highlight and challenge of the trek come in the form of crossing Thorong La Pass, standing tall at an astounding 5,416 meters. This is one of the highest Himalayan passes, adding a thrilling element to the adventure. Thus, Trekkers will meet with the awe-inspiring Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world, providing an unforgettable geological spectacle.

Moreover, the Annapurna Circuit trek also offers a chance to encounter the vibrant and unique customs of the Thakali community. Known for their astute trade skills, this community adds a cultural dimension to the journey, allowing trekkers to appreciate the diversity and richness of the region’s people.

In conclusion, the Annapurna Circuit trek is a multifaceted experience that combines mesmerizing landscapes, cultural immersion, and thrilling challenges, making it a truly unique and unforgettable trekking adventure in the heart of the Annapurna region.

Highlights of Annapurna Circuit Trek

  • The Annapurna Circuit Trek takes trekkers to two river valleys connected by the Thorong La Mountain Pass.
  • Annapurna Circuit Trek is the gorgeous and magnificent Himalayan view of Annapurna and its neighboring peaks.
  • The Thorong La Mountain Pass, with an elevation of 5,416 meters, is another hallmark of the Annapurna Circuit Trekking.
  • Muktinath is one of the cultural highlights of the Annapurna Circuit Trekking.
  • Jomsom is a famous village that is often an overnights-stay destination for trekkers doing the Annapurna Circuit Trek.
  • A pretty stone-lined village, Marpha is also renowned for its apples.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 : Drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule (840m)

Day 2 : Trek from Bhulbhule (840m) to Jagat(1300m)

Day 3 : Trek from Jagat(1300m) to Dharapani (1960m.)

Day 4 : Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2675m.)

Day 5 : Trek from Chame to Pisang (3100m.)

Day 6 : Trek from Pisang to Manang (3440m.)

Day 7 : Rest day at Manang and visit around town

Day 8 : Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4350m.)

Day 9 : Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4420m.)

Day 10 : Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3850m.) via Thorong La (5416m.)

Day 11 : Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom(2720m)

Day 12 : Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara

Day 13 : Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu You

What is included in Annapurna Circuit Trek

  • Trekkers information management system. (Tims Card)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project. (ACAP Permit)
  • You’re Meal in During the Trekking as Your standard meals (3 times a day Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner).
  • All Trekking Permit and Local Permit.
  • Accommodation in Trekking: All accommodations in lodge/tea houses during the treks.
  • Trekking Guide: An experienced, helpful, friendly and English speaking Trekking Guide. His well- paid salary, meals, accommodation insurance, etc.
  • Trekking Porter: porters (1 porter for 2 peoples). Salary, Food,
  • Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation.
  • After the Success Trip, Provide Adventure Certificate.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes.
  • Service charge.

What is Excluded

  • Meals and Extra Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • All Hot and Cold drinks
  • Single Trekker & Solo Trekker (Porters Extra Charge)
  • Special Table Menu/Bakery Cafe
  • The additional size of Pots Hot Drinks
  • Electronic device re-charge
  • Hot shower
  • On the trekking Wi-Fi
  • Personal expenses any type
  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance
  • Tipping for Guide and Porter

Trip Map

Additional Information

The Annapurna Circuit Trek, also known as the Round Annapurna Trek, is widely regarded as one of the best trekking routes in Nepal. The journey begins in Besisahar and concludes in Nayapul. The highest point of this trek is Throng La Pass, situated at the border of Manang and Mustang districts, reaching a breathtaking altitude of 5,416 meters. The trail encompasses a significant altitude gain, starting from lower areas and ascending 850 meters to Throng La Pass.

Throughout the Annapurna Circuit Trek, trekkers are treated to awe-inspiring views of majestic peaks such as Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Manaslu, and Mt. Dhaulagiri. The route passes through a diverse range of landscapes and elevations, offering a unique blend of Hindu cultures in the low foothills, while the Manang Valley and lower Mustang showcase the rich Tibetan culture. However, it’s worth noting that road construction has led to changes in some villages and shortened parts of the trail.

Muktinath is a significant pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. For Hindus, Muktinath holds sacred importance as a place of salvation, with the belief that bathing in its waters guarantees salvation after death. Buddhists also revere Muktinath, as the great sage Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava), who played a pivotal role in establishing Buddhism in Tibet, meditated here.

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