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. 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, where you can find all your walking distance details.

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 ranges from 800 to 5416 meters, so there is a high possibility of diversifying. 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.

Annapurna Circuit Trek: Highlights

Trekking within the Annapurna Conservation Area, an opportunity for exploring the vast diversities of flora and fauna.
A witness of the panoramic views of the mountains from Poon hill.
The Marsyangdi River Valley and its natural wonders.
Experience the high altitude trekking in the comforts tea houses.
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.
Annapurna Circuit Trek: At A Glance
Trek Duration 21 Days
Max. Altitude 5416 Meters
Trek Difficulty Strenuous
Accommodation Lodges
Trek Starts/Ends Bensi Shahar/Naya Pul
Annapurna Circuit Trek Map

Short Itinerary

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

The Around Annapurna Trek requires a Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card as well as an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP).

It cost NPR 600 (about USD 6) for SAARC nationalities and NPR 2000 (approximately USD 20) for ordinary travelers.

Similarly, an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit costs NPR 200 (about USD 2) for SAARC countries and NPR 2000 (approximately USD 20) for other nationals.

The Nepal Tourism Board sells the TIMS cards, ACAP permits in Kathmandu and Pokhara. ACAP is also available in the Besisahar ACAP office. Regardless, if you’re doing this trip through a trekking agency in Nepal, they’ll be dealing with all of these permits.

Best time to go Annapurna Circuit Trek

Autumn and spring are the best times for trekking in Nepal. The Autumn season generally starts from September to November in Nepal. The weather is warm during the day and cools at night, making it ideal for bridging this circuit.

Spring, which extends from March to May, is also a beautiful season to travel along these routes. It is the following most suitable opportunity for travel. The days are getting warmer during this period. The Rhododendron begins to blossom, making the way bright and beautiful. Although it is the second most popular travel season, it is not as crowded as autumn. In addition, the clear weather makes it so pleasant among the trekkers.

Because of the pleasant weather, the spring and autumn season are the best time to visit Annapurna Circuit Trek. Nonetheless, the Around Annapurna trek is doable year-round.

Variant itineraries

No doubt, Annapurna Circuit Trek is the most popular trekking destination in Nepal. There are many itineraries within the Annapurna Conservation Area. Based on your interest, time frame, and fitness, you may choose the best possible itineraries that expand from 7 to 21 days. If you are thinking about this trek, then check this comprehensive guide to Annapurna Circuit Trek which helps you to prepare and plan a trek. Please consult us for the best possible itinerary of the trek.

One should think about it, but you should also get out and explore. This spectacular trip is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The fascinating place of course that possesses awe-inspiring vistas on this trip. We’ve compiled a list of the 15 top tips that helps you to make a successful Annapurna Circuit Trek. So, No one should put off tackling the Annapurna Circuit trek.

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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350 m).

You will welcome to 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. This is followed by a pre-departure meeting in the evening conducted 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 an 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 the new construction road and its traffic highly recommended an alternating route via Lupra valley. (Marpha is famous for apricots and apples and makes 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 constructed 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 the 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 a 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
Annpurna-circuit-kagbeni
Rice terrace in annapurna
world highest lake tilicho
Annapurna Circuit Trek

Tour Reviews

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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