Annapurna Circuit Trek

Duration:16 Days Price:$ 1378

Annapurna Circuit Trekking - The best trekking trails in the world

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Duration : 16 Days

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Trip Overview

  • Group Size : 01 to 22 PAX
  • Max. Altitude : 5416m
  • Accommodation : Hotel / Tea House
  • Duration : 17Days
  • Transport : Private Car/ Bus
  • Trip Grade : Moderate

The Annapurna Circuit Trek offers challenging hikes in the Himalayas among high mountain scenery and exhilarating experiences. The name is a nod to the goddess of fertility and agriculture, who has the same name. More than half of the people who include trekking on their Nepal vacations spend time on the circuit. This region is in Western part of Nepal can see some highest peaks in the world and a culture that's been thriving for centuries. While trekking of the Annapurna Circuit, you'll have the chance to visit one of Nepal's preserved outdoor spaces. Since 1986, the King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation has been watching over the Annapurna Conservation Area. Stretching out for nearly 5,000 square miles, the conservation area works towards sustainability for the people who live on the land and those who visit on Nepal holidays. When you spend time here, you'll experience diversity of culture and nature. 

Annapurna circuit trek starts 7 hours drive from Beshisahar and then one hour hike up to Khudi. The wings through lush, subtropical forests and traditional farming terrace villages of west Nepal. Every ridge brings a Himalayan panorama with Annapurna's Himalchuli soaring above. A trek of the Marshangdi River valley will bring you almost to the base of Gangapurna and into the Manang valley where you will spend unforgettable 2 days gazing at the snow-covered peaks above and the beauty of the landscape around, Manang is a Himalayan Shangri-La. We will then proceed to climb the pass Thorong-la, (5416m), which once on top has a perfect 360-degree view that is breathtaking will make you feel proud to be there.


It’s a panoramic thrill flying into Kathmandu on a clear day. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time. And as your plane hits the tarmac, our team member will meet and greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. Welcome drinks will be served and over night at your hotel. 

Kathmandu is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The city presents a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. There will be a half day guided tour to the famous and biggest Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath, the largest Buddhist stupa in World Boudhanath, Royal palace and Swoyambhunath. At Evening, we will be brief about our trip. 

We start our dream trek into the hills on a winding road along the Trishuli River. On the way we admire terraced farms and beautiful huts. After reach Dumre bazaar, we leave the previous trail and head north to Besisahar. One hour drive from Besisahar takes us to Khudi, the starting point of our trek. Khudi offers us a first glimpse of the gorgeous Manaslu range. 

The first day trek involves crossing a few suspension bridges and waterfalls including several ascents and descents across rice paddies and a subtropical forest. Finally the walk is gradual but is then followed by steeper trails. The mountains that we see from Khudi seem a lot closer now. Before reaching Sirung village we pass an ethnic Tamang settlement of Taranche. We admire close-up views of Nadi Chuli and Manaslu from Sirung.

We leave Sirung for Jagat on a relatively easy trail. We will see the variety of birds while the walking. And we also pass through several small villages and a few temples on the way. We then cross a suspension bridge over Sangu Khola at Mipra then again at Syange over the Marshyangdi River. There is also a waterfall nearby the bridge. Now our trail moves alongside the mighty Marshyangdi River finally we get Jagat.

Today, we slowly begin our trek, the trail from Jagat descends until it reaches the river and then continues through a lush forest. Further ascent leads to sharp-edged cliff facing the riverbank. One the way, Chyamje comes into picture amidst the glorious backdrop of towering Annapurna mountain ranges. After crossing a suspension bridge, we climb steeply towards the slippery and physically challenging path to Sattale. On treading along a succession of rock-strewn trails, we descend to a grassy riverbank that leads to Tal. As we walk away from Tal, the path becomes rugged and winding. We then approach steeply-forested village of Karte. Meandering along the waterfalls and cliffs. Finally reach Dharapani after crossing a suspension bridge.  


After breakfast, we walk through a few forested ridges on our way to Chame, which is the headquarters of the Manang District. Throughout the trek we can admire amazing views of the Himalayas including Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV (7525m). On today’s trek we also come across small hot springs where we can dip in and soothe our aching muscles.  


Today we hike steep and narrow path through a very dense forest will bring us to the dramatic curved rock face, rising 1500m from the river. This is probably the steepest part of the Marshyangdi Valley, so steep that the trail is carved into the vertical rock. After passing this last bit of rock, the valley opens up with majestic vistas. And right where the valley widens stands the Paungda Danda, a massive sloping rock face that rises over 5,000ft (1500m) above the trail. We trek for a while before reaching Lower Pisang where we spend the night.

There are two routes to Manang but we follow the trail that takes us to Upper Pisang via Geru. This trail guarantees excellent views of the beautiful landscape and the mighty mountains including Annapurna and Pisang.  We begin to notice a contrast in the landscape and vegetation from today. The cold and dry climate also creates a much harsher environment. Our short visit to Barge monastery, the largest monastery in the entire district of Manang will be memorable.  


Manang: Rest day 
Today, in order to keep fit on the trails that follow, we keep ourselves busy today with a short hike to either Bhojo Gumba or Gangapurna Lake. If we have the energy, we can even hike to Vraga Village where we can visit the Himalayan Rescue Association which will give us some idea about Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).  

The trail crosses a stream, climbs to a village of Tenki and continues to climb out of the Marshyangdi Valley turning northwest up the valley of Jarsang Khola. We follow this valley northward, passing a few pastures and a scrub of juniper trees, as it steadily gains elevation. The trail further passes near the small village of Ghunsa, a cluster of flat mud roofs just below the trailhead. Now the trail goes through meadows where horses and yaks graze. After crossing a small river on a wooden bridge, the trail passes an ancient old Mani wall in a pleasant meadow and then reaches another small village of Yak Kharka.  

We walk uphill to Thorang Phedi. Crossing a suspension bridge, we reach Ledar village. And ascend furthermore, pass through towering cliffs before reaching Thorang Phedi, the last village before Thorong La pass.  On this trip we are rewarded with one of the best views of Mt. Gundang, Mt. Syagang, Thorung Peak and Mt. Khatungkan. The word Phedi in Nepalese is referred to as the foot of a mountain. 

Early morning crossing Thorong La pass, one of the highest passes in the world, will be our ultimate objective today. We will be crossing the pass from east to west (Manang to Muktinath) which is the easiest and safest direction. We get up around three in the morning and walk up the mountain. When we finally make it to the top, we realize that our journey was fully worthfull. We can take a few snaps before heading to Muktinath Valley at the foot of the Thorong La pass.  

Muktinath is an important pilgrimage for both Hindus and Buddhists alike. In the morning, we pay our visit to a Vishnu Temple and a Gompa. Descending from Ranipauwa village down the steep and barren hillside, A nice choice of trip to Kagbeni 2810m. a Mediaeval village is unavoidable. When it completes immediately route goes along the Jomsom 2713m. Apart from this Jomasom is the Headquarter of Mustang district a thriving village. Mustang Apple Husbandry, Marpha Distillery, Mustang Eco-Museum are the barest Outlines of the development of Jomsom. 

In the morning we will have beautiful flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, it will takes about 20 minute. We then take rest in afternoon and evening explore Phewa lake at lakeside, Pokhara. 


After breakfast, we say goodbye to the beautiful lake city of Pokhara and drive towards Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, we have the rest of the day off to rest or do some souvenir shopping. Celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening.  

Breakfast in the morning, We transfer you to airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight for departure with the beautiful memory of Nepal.

Cost Includes

    • Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
    • Three nights standard accommodation in Kathmandu.
    • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
    • All necessary paper works and conservation entry permits.
    • Ground transportations.
    • Jomsom Pokhara Flight ticket.
    • All accommodations in lodge/tea houses during the treks.
    • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
    • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
    • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porters.
    • One night standard accommodation in Pokhara.
    • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
    • All government taxes.

Cost Excludes

    • International flight tickets and airport taxes.
    • Lunch and dinner stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
    • Personal clothing and equipments.
    • Any expenses personal nature.
    • Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation.
    • Guest's insurance.
    • Tips.

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