21 days
Duration
Demanding
Trip Level
1
Group Size
5416 m
Max-altitude

Trek to the Annapurna Circuit is undoubtedly the world’s most well-known trek. Despite its stunning and unbeatable sceneries, the road disturbs to walk. Annapurna Circuit Trek involves beautiful landscapes, Thorong-La Pass, Mukti Nath’s holiest pilgrimage site. Besides, Kali Gandaki Valley and Ghorepani Poon Hill provide a fantastic opportunity to combine with different local insights. These are the main attraction of the Annapurna circuit trek, which starts from Bensi Shahar. The trail goes, however, towards Thorong-La Pass, which borders Manang and Mustang. You may use these GPS coordinates to navigate the Annapurna Circuit Trek Map, whereas you can find all details of your walking distance.

In the meantime, Trek to Annapurna Circuit allows in discovering the charming villages and lush green vegetation along the Marsyandi Valley. The elevation of this trek is ranging from 800 to 5416 meters, so there is a high possibility of exploring diversities. The Thorong La Pass is one of the tallest passes since it is 5416 meters high. It provides a stunning 360 ° view of beautiful mountains such as Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Nilgiri.

A Trek to Annapurna Circuit is more disturbing than the previous one due to the new construction road. Now some segments of the alternative path are being built to prevent emissions. On this road, however, there are limited lodging and food facilities. The trail stretches even further to visit the Annapurna base camp, whatever the routes you have chosen. But Around Annapurna Trek offers an unforgettable experience. The trail takes you over 3500 meters, so proper acclimatization is necessary. The spring season is highly recommendable due to its perfect climate. Nevertheless, Around Annapurna trek runs throughout the year.

Annapurna Circuit Trek: Highlights

  • The Marsyangdi River Valley and its natural wonders.
  • Crossing the highest pass of the Thorong La Pass at 5,416 meters with breathtaking mountain scenery.
  • Travel to the world’s deepest gorge in the Kali Gandaki valley and natural hot spring.
  • Experience the high altitude trekking in the comforts tea houses.
  • A witness of the panoramic views of the mountains from Poon hill.
  • Trekking within the Annapurna Conservation Area, an opportunity for exploring the vast diversities of flora and fauna.

Annapurna Circuit trek Route Map

 

Days Duration Altitude in meters Walking Distance
1. Drive to Beshi Shahar 920 6h00
2. Trek to Ngadi 1120 5h30
3. Trek to Jagat 1400 6h00
4. Trek to Dharapani 1960 6h00
5. Trek to Chame 2600 6h30
6. Trek to Pisang 3100 6h00
7. Trek to Manang 3500 4 – 8h00
8. Trek to Yak Kharka 4200 4h00
9. Trek to Thorong Phedi 4400 4h00
10. Trek to Muktinath via Thorong – La Pass (5416 m) 3800 8h00
11. Trek to Marpha 2600 6h00
12. Trek to Lete 1900 6h00
13. Trek to Tatopani 1130 6h20
14. Trek to Ghorepani 2650 7- 8h00
15. Trek to Tikhedunga via Poon Hill 1400 6h00
16. Trek to Naya pul then drive to Pokhara 4h00
17. Drive back to Kathmandu 6h00

 

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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350 m).

You will welcome at the airport by our representative and transfer to the hotel.
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Day 2: Free day in Kathmandu.

During the free day in Kathmandu, you may have a chance to visit the heritage site in Kathmandu valley. Followed by pre-departure meeting in the evening conduct by a guide and will provide brief information regarding the trek about team introduction and formation, equipment, and nature of the trek.
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Day 3: Kathmandu – Bulbule(840m) 7h00.

Early morning departure from Kathmandu by local bus to Bhulbule via Besisahar 950m. 9 hours.
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Day 4: Bhulbule – Jagat (1314m)

walking through the rice field, villages, view a beautiful waterfall. 6-hour walk.
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Day 5: Jagat – Dharapani (1970m)

passing through the village of Tal, the gateway to Manang. 6 hours walk.
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Day 6: Dharapani – Chame (2710m)

Wonderful view of MANASLU and Lamjung Himal. 6 hours walk.
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Day 7: Chame – Pisang (3300m)

Iwalking through the pine forest and very close view of Lamjung, ANNAPURNA II PISANG PEAK, and Chulu WEST. Five hours walk.
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Day 8: Pisang – Manang (3500m)

a beautiful view of the ANNAPURNA II ANNAPURNA III Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak. Lower trail 4 hours and upper trail 8 hours walk.
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Day 9: Acclimatization day in Manang

(Explore village, lake and monasteries)
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Day 10: Manang – Ledhar (4200m).

Walking through the yak pasture and beautiful scenery of mountains.
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Day 11: Ledhar – Thorong Phedi (4400m). 4h00 walk.

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Day 12: Thorong Phedi – Muktinath (3800m)

by passing Thorong La (5416m.) 8 hours walk.
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Day 13: Muktinath – Marpha (2667m)

To avoid the dust due to new construction road and its traffic highly recommended an alternating route via Lupra valley. (Marpha is famous for apricots and apples and make a lot of dried fruit. They also make Brandy from these fruits in many homes. 6 hours walk
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Day 14: Marpha – Lete (2438m)

To avoid the dust due to the newly construction road and its traffic highly recommend an alternating route just opposite of Kali Gandaki river bank approaching DHAULAGIRI, Tukuche peak, THAPA peak, and NILGIRI.
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Day 15: Lete – Tatopani (hot water) 1189m

To avoid the dust due to the construction of road and its traffic highly recommended to take an alternating route. (There is a hot spring, or you can swim in any season), passing through small villages of many ethnicities. 6 hours walk.
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Day 16: Tatopani – Ghorepani (2855m)

7 hours walk, walking through Magar villages an ethnic group.
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Day 17: Ghorepani – Poon Hill (3210m) – Thikedunga (1400m)

Early morning, hike up to Poon Hill 45 minutes to climb from where you can see a magnificent view of the Annapurna SOUTH Dhaulagiri, Tukuche peak, THAPA peak, Churen HIMAL, HIUCHULI, Machhapuchhre, NILGIRI. And descend to Tikhedhunga (1480m). 6 hours walk
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Day 18: Tikhedhunga – Nayapul (1113m) – Pokhara (915m)

2 hours walk and 1 hour 30 minute by bus to Pokhara. The hotel is near the lake. (Hotel included).
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Day 19: Pokhara – Kathmandu

A long scenic drive takes 6-7 hours to Kathmandu from Pokhara. Crossing over the cultivated lands, local villages, en route along the Trisuli River, arrive in Kathmandu in the afternoon. Night at the hotel.
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Day 20: Free day in Kathmandu

You have leisure day upon completion of your trek and have a chance to visit the heritage site of Kathmandu valley or choosing you another adventure.
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Day 21: Final departure.

You will transfer to the airport 3 hours before the scheduled flight.
DEPARTURE/RETURN  Tribhuwan International Airport
DEPARTURE TIME Please enter at least 3 hours before the flight.
INCLUDED
Hotel and Airport transfer
Accommodations in Kathmandu with breakfast
All accommodations and all meals during the treks
All necessary documentation and permits
All ground transportation (as per mention in itinerary)
Professional guide and porters
A First Aid Kits
Applicable Government Taxes
NOT INCLUDED
International Airfare
Nepal Visa fee (advice to take accurate amount)
Meals in Kathmandu (except breakfast)
Personal Expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
Travel Insurance
Guide and Porter gratuity

Prices quoted and payable only in (US$ dollars). All prices published on our website set as low as possible. The prices may vary at any time due to currency fluctuation, fuel prices, and unforeseen economic circumstances. However, we guarantee our prices, which already signed up for your tour. Please consult us for a custom quote.

No, you are not allowed to drink water from the direct tap or streams on the Annapurna Circuit. But you can also use a purifier or SteriPen. It is expensive to buy water (maybe ten times the cost of purchasing water in Kathmandu).
Be conscious. This trek will be over 3500 m in elevation. The possibilities of having an altitude illness usually begin at this altitude. But to prevent this, we have planned the itinerary to give you time to acclimatize as much as possible.
There’s nobody who’s going to suffer from altitude sickness. The younger and fitter people do not experience high altitude illnesses when they feel older and less fit. It’s not related to fitness or age. Speak to your private practitioner. Prescription medicines are available to help avoid the symptoms of altitude sickness. But go gently and listen to the body and be mindful of any changes and listen to your guide if he thinks that you have symptoms (which might not be apparent).
We will be able to collect your travel insurance policies and details before your trip. In case of emergency, we will be able to coordinate with your insurance company and helicopters company for emergency evacuation.
There is no doubt only be a First aid. We take a first-aid kit on every trip. We always advise you to make your own. Here’s a checklist of items you can bring, recommended. Vaccinations are not compulsory in Nepal; however, we suggest that you keep this checklist if necessary.
Yes, we only provide insurance to our staff. We recommend that you purchase insurance in your home country. Note: Insurance should cover medical and emergency evacuation.
No. The trails are well-known. You will not need crampons if you are not traveling in the mid-winter. Instead of the crampons, bring non-technical, lightweight spikes, are less costly and suit any shoe size.
No, we do not need tents or mattresses. There are tea houses along the trek.
When you forget something, it may be complicated to find something here. Check here for a detailed packing list for (general) trekking in Nepal. If you’re not a regular hiker, you can rent most of Nepal’s trekking equipment upon your arrival.
Anything you do not want for the trip can leave at our office or your hotel. We recommend that you make sure your bag is lockable.
Generally, we use local guides. Our guides have been numerous times on each trek to the relevant areas. All are qualified, competent, versatile, and certified licensed guides with the Government of Nepal.
If you use a porter, there are two advantages:
1. You can enjoy your trek entirely without carrying a heavy backpack.
2. Another is to increase the local communities’ income.
A porter can carry an average of 20 kg with his or her bag so that they can carry up to 16 kg of your equipment and gears. But we provide a backpack for them.
Yes, of course. We ensure that our staff is well insured.
Annapurna Circuit Trek
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Rice terrace in annapurna
world highest lake tilicho
Annapurna Circuit Trek

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5.00 based on 1 review
15/07/2017

I had a wonderful time during the trip. The guide was informative, friendly and attentive to our entire group! I definitely plan to be a returning customer and recommend this to my friends and family!

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