Tour Details

  • 15 Days(s)

  • Excellent

  • English

  • 5416m

overview

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is amongst the popular trekking destination in Nepal and has been listed as the best treks in the world. The trek around the Annapurna Circuit offers a spectacular trekking experience during which you cross the world’s highest mountain pass – Thorong La Pass (5,416 m). 

The trail connects the Annapurna region (Manang) to the Mustang region while providing closure to the finest cultural destinations of the journey. Previously the walk started from an altitude of 600m which led into the thick tropical forests passing a few Hindu villages and then into Tibetan Buddhists ones. However with the addition of roads the trail has been shortened and has an easy access but the thrill and experience hasn’t been compromised.

The total distance covered by the Annapurna Circuit Trek is 160-230km (100-145 miles).

The trek starts from the lower Annapurna region following the Marshyangdi River. The valley is full of beautiful natural waterfalls, streams, and sub-tropical forests which will leave the trekkers in awe. The path then leads you through the Manang region where you’ll witness the traditional Tibetan Buddhist villages.

The real thrill begins once we enter Phedi after passing vast expanses of cattle grazing pastures. Passing the Thorong La Pass is like the cherry in the pie, especially when you descend down the slippery rocky slope. While on the pass you can see the snopcapped peaks of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Mt. Annapurna I (8,091m), Mt. Manaslu (8,156m), Mt. Annapurna II, Mt. Annapurna III, Annapurna South, Machhapuchre (6,993m), Nilgiri, Himchuli, Lamjung Himal, Tukuche peak, and Tilicho peak.

After Thorong La pass the trail descends to Muktinath Temple, which is a religious site for both Hindus and Buddhists. The trek then leads through Kali Gandaki gorge, and finally ends in Nayapul after passing the Ghorepani Poon Hill.

Tour Highlights

  • Experinece the traditional Tibetean Buddhist culture
  • Pass the Thorong La Pass (5,416 m)
  • Visit Muktinath Temple and Kali Gandaki Valley
  • Enjoy the views of Annapurna, Macchapuchre, Himchuli, and Dhaulagiri
  • Walk through the thick rhododendron forest
  • Enjoy the hospitality of the people
  • Unforgettable views and memories

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Itinerary

  • 45 Minutes
  • 3 Star Hotel

Once you arrive in Kathmandu you’ll be escorted to your respective hotel where you can rest for the latter half of the day. In the evening you’ll be briefed on your trip.

Stay overninght at the hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Sightseeing
  • 3 Star Hotel

Visit the ancient historical places of Kathmandu like the UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites like Pashupatinath Temple, Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambunath, and Boudanath to name some.

Stay overnight at the previous hotel.

  • 4/5 hours
  • 3 Star Hotel

Our trek starts with a drive from Kathmandu towards Bhulbhule. We pass Kulingtar and Munglin along the way before reaching our destination for the day, Bhulbhule.

Overnight at a hotel in Bhulbhule.

  • 5 hours
  • Guest House

After a breakfast in Bhulbhule we head towards Chamje which lies in Besisahar. Being the first day we walk slowly and lunch will be provided on the way.

Overnight at a hotel in Chamje.

  • 5 hours
  • Guest House

We start our hike from Chamje and pass our first suspension bridge of the trek over Marshyangdi River. On the way you several Hindu villages.

Stay at Dharapani.

  • 5 hours
  • None

We walk our way upto Chame which is also the headquarters of Manang. On the way you come across hot springs where you can take a quick dip to soothe your muscles.

Throughount the trail you can enjoy the views of Lamjung Himal and Annapurna II.

Stay overnight at a lodge in Chame.

  • 3 hours
  • Guest House

Today we walk the steepest path of our journey in the Masrshyangdi Valley. After the end of the valley we enter a region of majestic vistas. On the right we can see the Puangda Danda (1,500 m).

Overnight at a teahouse in Lower Pisang.

  • 4 hours
  • Guest House

Out of the two trails that head to Manang we take the one that leads us to Upper Pisang via Geru. On the way you can enjoy the views of Pisang and Annapurna mountains. We can also visit the Borge monastery, the largest Buddhist monastery in Manang district.

Overnight at a lodge in Manang.

  • 2 Hour
  • Guest House

Today we rest at Manang and acclimatize. During the evening you can visit the Gangapurna Lake or Bhojo Gumba. If you are well rested we could also visit the Himalayan Rescue Association in Vraga Village.

Overnight in the previous lodge in Manang.

  • 2 Hour
  • Guest House

After crossing a stream we enter Tenki village and walk up the Marshyangdi Valley and reach the Jarsang Khola valley. On the way we pass Ghunsa village and finally reach Yak Kharka.

Stay at a teahouse in Yak Kharka.

  • 1 Hour
  • Guest House

We start early and cross a suspension bridge to reach Ledar village. On the way to Thorung Phedi you can enjoy the spectacular views of mountains like Mt. Gundang, Mt. Syagang, Thorung Phedi, and Mt. Khatungkan. 

Stay at a lodge in Thorung Phedi.

  • 3 hours
  • Guest House

Today we start early at 3 am to cross Thorong La pass, the world’s highest pass to reach Muktinath. The pass connects Manang to Mustang. Once in Muktinath you can take a bath at the 108 fresh water taps in the temple complex.

Overnight in a lodge in Muktinath.

  • 3 hours
  • Guest House

From Muktinath we head down to Jomsom where we have our lunch. After lunch we walk up to Kagbeni, which lies in the Upper Mustang region in the Himalayas.

Overnight in Kagbeni.

  • 2 Hour
  • Guest House

Marpha is another village development committee above Kagbeni in the Mustang district. Back in 1991 the village had an overall population of 1630 people.

Stay at Marpha village.

  • 4 hours
  • Guest House

We leave Marpha early and walk through the lush green valley to reach Ghasa.

Overnight at a hotel in Ghasa.

  • 5 Hour
  • Guest House

On this day we move from Ghasa to Tatopani passing a suspension bridge on the way. The path leads us through cliffs and several villages. It takes about 5 hrs to reach Tatopani. Once in Tatopani you can enjoy a hot bath in the hot springs of the area.

Stay at a lodge in Tatopani.

  • 5 Hour
  • Guest House

Today we reach the Ghar Khola valley after crossing the Kali Gandaki valley and on the way we pass villages like Shikha and Chitre.

Stay at a lodge in Ghorepani.

  • 5 Hour
  • Guest House

We start early to watch the sunrise in Poon Hill from where you can enjoy the scenic views of Mustang and Pokhara, and mountains like Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. After the sunrise we head back to Ghorepani and then make our way towards Hile.

  • 3-4 Hours
  • Guest House

From Hile we make our way down to Nayapul form where we can catch our bus or a private car to Pokhara, the tourism capital of Nepal.

Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Pokhara.

  • 6 Hour
  • Guest House

After a quick breakfast in Pokhara we trace our journey back to Kathmandu catching a private vehicle or a Hiace.

Stay at the previous hotel in Kathmandu.

  • 2 Hour
  • Guest House

Our representative will take you back to the airport from where you can catch a flight back to your country.

What’s included/excluded

The overall cost includes:

  • Transfer from airport to hotel via private cabs/taxi
  • Three night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with B&B plan
  • Land transportation during the trek
  • A well experienced, licensed, English speaking guide and porters (one porter for two trekkers)
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the entire trek
  • Local lodge/teahouse accommodation during the trip
  • TIMS (Trekker’s Information Management System) permit
  • Certificate after the end of the trek, provided by the travelling agency
  • All government taxes for paper works, local taxes, vats, and service charges

The cost excludes:

  • Your personal expenses
  • Expenses for alcohol, other beverages, chocolates, and snacks
  • Tips for the guide and porters
  • Expenses for extra accommodation and meals
  • Travel Insurance, to be covered by the insurance provider
  • Extra nights in hotels

cancellation

The travel agency allows clients to cancel the trip before 2 months of the departure date, after which the deposits won’t be refundable.

Good to know

  • Trek Duration – 21 days
  • Destination – Annapurna Region, Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Level – Challenging
  • Activity – Trekking
  • Transportation Means – Car/Hiace/Bus
  • Accommodation – Hotel/Lodges/Teahouses
  • Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the Trek
  • Maximum Altitude – Thorong La Pass (5,416 m)
  • Group Size – 1 pax above