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Annapurna Circuit Trek - 19 Days

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Trip Facts

Trip length: 19 days

Destination: Nepal

Trip type: Trekking

Difficulty level: Moderate to Strenuous

Max-Altitude:  5416m/ 17,769ft

Accommodation: Star hotel in cities, Tea house/ lodge during trek

Meal: Fully covered during trek

Transportation: Flight/ private vehicle

Arrival: Kathmandu, Nepal

Departure: Kathmandu, Nepal  

Ideal travel time: March – June & Sept – Dec

Group size: 2-10 (or on request)


Annapurna Circuit Trek, also known as the Annapurna Round Trek, is one of the most rattling treks in Nepal. It has its popularity among trekking fans for being one of the best trekking routes in the world. Circling the 10th highest mountain, Mt Annapurna of Himalaya. Not only does the trek comprises splendid natural scenery, but also encompasses the diverse cultures in the mountain region.

The adventure of Annapurna Circuit kicks off with a scenic ride from Kathmandu to Besisahar, the starting point of the Circuit trek. Along the whole journey, you will cross manifold landscapes ranging from rhododendron fields to gigantic cliffs. Trekking to Annapurna circuit trail also travels through quaint villages, passing through waterfalls, subtropical forests and rice terraces, and gradually ascends the mountain, revealing the panorama of crystal clear sky, rocky land with snow-tipped mountain as the backdrop.

In the trek, besides having the chance to pass through Kali Gandaki Gorge (2,520m/ 8,270ft), the deepest canyon in the world, you will also walk through the highest pass of the world, the Thorong La Pass (5,416/ 17,769ft). Annapurna Circuit also features famous Himalayan mountains, including Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Annapurna I, II, III and IV.

Annapurna round 17 days trekking package also includes the exploration of two famous city – Kathmandu and Pokhara. Kathmandu is also known as the “City of Temples”, it can be said as the cradle of the civilization in Nepal. It Used to be the capital of different ancient kingdoms, this place contains lots of important cultural and historical sites. You will have the chance to unfold years of history of Nepal as we venture around the city. If Kathmandu is a cultural hub, then Pokhara is the place for natural tranquillity. As the best city for leisure and entertainment in Nepal, it offers a large variety of adventurous activities for tourists – boating, horse riding, paragliding etc. You can also retreat from the hustle and bustle life, sit back and have a sip of cocktail beside the calm Fewa lake with the Himalayan massif as the backdrop.

Generally speaking, the ideal trekking season would be Spring (March – June) and Autumn (September – December). For Spring, with winter has just come to an end, the sky clear and the mountain tips covered by snow, it is a good choice for Annapurna Circuit Trek. For hills above 3,500m, they would be all covered by snow as well. There may be short showers, yet most days are warm and sunny. For Autumn, after the monsoon and before the cold sets in, this period is perfect to trek if you are looking for the panoramic view of the mountains. The sky is cloudless with lush plants shimmering under the gentle sunshine. Although the snow is less than that of the Spring season, it is the best time for the crystal clear view. The temperature is perfect as well – not scorching hot during the day and durably cool at night.

Annapurna circuit trekking is suitable for time-abundant travelers who wish to relish the Annapurna massif in great detail. We also offer others treks of the Annapurna Region : 6-day Panchase Trek, 9-day Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, 15-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Highlights of Annapurna Circuit Trek

1.You will pass through many ethnic villages along the way, which serve as a living museum
2.Breathtaking  views of mountains such as Annapurna I, II, and IV, Gangapurna, Nilgiri, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri.
3.Thorang La Pass which is the world's highest pass.
4.Muktinath is a sacred site for Hindus and Buddhists.

Annapurna Circuit trekking Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu.

Day 02: Explore Kathmandu valley and prepare for the trek.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar.

Day 04: Trek from Besisahar or Khudi to Sirung (2200m)

Day 05: Trek from Sirung to Jagat (1330m)

Day 06: Trek from Jagat to Dharapani (1960m)

Day 07: Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2720m).

Day 08: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3190m).

Day 09: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3540m).

Day 10: Acclimatization day at Manang.

Day 11: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4210m).

Day 12: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorung- La Phedi (4450m).

Day 13: Trek from Thorung Phedi to Muktinath (3710m) crossing Thorang La pass (5416m).

Day 14: Trek from Muktinath to Kagbeni (2780m).

Day 15: Trek from Kagbeni to Jomsom (2725m).

Day 16: Drive or Fly from Jomsom all the way to Pokhara.

Day 17: Exploration day at Pokhara.

Day 18: Early morning scenic drive back to Kathmandu.

Day 19: Departure

If you do not have long vacation and searching for mini Annapurna circuit trekking itinerary please visit our Short Annapurna circuit trek package.

Some of the Frequently Asked Questions of Annapurna Circuit Trek

What is the difference between Annapurna Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit?

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek has a maximum elevation of approximately 13780 feet, whereas the Annapurna Circuit Trek has a maximum elevation of approximately 17770 feet. So you can see that the two hikes differ by nearly 4000 ft.

Can a beginner do Annapurna Circuit?

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is also appropriate for beginners and first-time hikers. The Annapurna Circuit Trek route was opened to foreign nationals in 1977 AD. This trail begins at less than 1000 metres and ascends to a height of 5,416 metres.

How difficult is Annapurna Circuit Trek?

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is a moderate and one of the region's longest trekking routes. As a result, a novice trekker may find it more difficult to complete the journey without prior training and preparation. For any trekker, the Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most exciting and adventurous trekking journeys.

What is special about Annapurna Circuit Trek?

The massif's highest peak, Annapurna I Main, is the tenth highest mountain in the world, rising 8,091 metres (26,545 feet) above sea level. In 1950, Maurice Herzog led a French expedition to the summit via the north face, making it the first eight-thousand-meter peak successfully climbed.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu

Welcome to Nepal. Our team member will be waiting for you at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Our team member  will welcome you and transfer you to a three-star hotel in Kathmandu (in a private vehicle). You can relax for a while after checking into the hotel. We will meet you at our office and introduce you to your guides and brief you on the trek. The meeting will be followed by a warm welcome meal at one of Kathmandu's best traditional Nepali restaurants. Along with the meal you will get to experience ethnic dancing and cultural music of Nepal. Rest overnight.

Day 02: Explore Kathmandu valley and prepare for the trek

After breakfast, enjoy a guided tour around Kathmandu valley. Experience the unique cultural vibes around Kathmandu valley through visiting various UNESCO sites including Swayambhunath, Patan Durbar Square and other landmarks of great historical significance. After tour, a briefing session will be given for a more in-depth understanding on the upcoming trek.  

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar.

Early morning we will drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar by private vehicle. Besisahar is the starting point of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. As a cultural hub with different castes and religions, there are several places you may explore during free time, including Udipur Kalika Temple, Bhimsen Temple and the Chandimai Temple. Stay overnight at the tea house of Besisahar.

Day 04: Trek from Besisahar or Khudi to Sirung (2200m)

 After breakfast, we  will set our foot from Besisahar and trek for 4-5 hours. Alternatively, you can choose to take a 30-minute ride from Besisahar to Khudi and start the journey there. The route  features Manaslu and Himalchuli as the backdrop. The walk today involves some mild ascents and descents, gradually followed by steeper trails. Along the way, we will pass through some suspension bridges and waterfalls. After crossing a sub-tropical forest, we reach the Sirung village and rest overnight there.

Day 05: Trek from Sirung to Jagat (1330m)

After breakfast we  will start trekking from Sirung to Jagat. The trail offers a large variety of landscapes, ranging from forests to woodlands. You can get the best view of the Manaslu here with rice terraces at the background together. There will be small temples and villages scattered along the way. We will cross some bridges and walk alongside the raging Marshyangdi River before reaching Jagat. Rest at Jagat overnight.

Day 06: Trek from Jagat to Dharapani (1960m)

After breakfast, we will start  trek by a descend to the Ghatta Kola River. Followed by an ascent through a dense forest, we will  first reach Chyamje. The route  is relatively physically demanding as the ascending part is steep and sometimes windy. There are also some suspension bridges to cross before reaching Dharapani. Yet, we can see the Annapurna mountain ranges throughout the day. Take a good rest at Dharapani after the 7 hour trek.

Day 07: Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2720m)

After breakfast we will trek from Dharapani to Chame, the headquarters of Manang District and one of the best sightseeing destinations of the Annapurna region. Throughout the 4-5 hours trek, you will pass through forests of pine, oak, maple, and villages with lovely wooden bridges. You can take a closer look at the mighty Annapurna II and IV. Rest overnight at Chame.

Day 08: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3190m)

After breakfast we will trek for 5 hours from Chame to Pisang. We will encounter a lot of tall and fierce waterfalls in  trek. The path we will take leads us to ascend to the steepest part of the Marshyangdi valley. After the steep rock roads, lying ahead are fascinating landscapes like green rhododendron forests, oak trees area and some unique cultural villages. You may take some time to explore around one or two of them. Rest overnight at Pisang.

Day 09: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3540m)

After breakfast, we will trek through the dense forests and steep hills, followed by Marshyangdi, the fast-flowing river near Manang. Within the 4-hour trek, you can enjoy the enjoy the amusing scenery of mighty Himalayas as well as having a chance to encounter locals living there. Rest overnight at Manang.

Day 10: Acclimatization day at Manang

 Explore around Manang, the village of private and scenic haven. You may visit the famous Gangapurna Glacier Lake, pay a visit to some ancient and holy places around, or just sit down and relax. This village will also amuse you by the local’s warm and generous hospitality. Enjoy evening programs during dinner and rest overnight.

Day 11: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4210m)

We will  trek from Manang, walking 3-4 hours along the scenic route with little streams, juniper trees and small villages. Rest overnight at Yak Kharka.

Day 12: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorung- La Phedi (4450m)

We will trek for 4 hours uphill to the snow-covered Thorang –La Phedi. Explore around and experience the challenging climate of high Himalayas. Rest overnight.

Day 13: Trek from Thorung Phedi to Muktinath (3710m) crossing Thorang La pass (5416m)

we will cross Thorong La pass, the mountain pass with an elevation of 5,416 meters (17,769 ft), with the holy Muktinath being our destination of the day. Situated at an altitude of 3710m, Muktinath Temple is one of the most ancient and sacred temples for God Vishnu in Nepal. Besides spending time to explore around and learn more about the history of this special place, you can also enjoy the mountain view of the Annapurna southern range and the Tibetan plateau. Rest overnight at teahouse.

Day 14: Trek from Muktinath to Kagbeni (2780m)

For  4-hour trek, we  will head from to Kagbeni, the village that lies in between Lower and Upper Mustang. As one of the convergence point of historical trading routes, you can find fortress ruins from the 16th century in this little villages with little mud and stone houses. This place is also famous for the Kag Chode Thupten Samphel Ling Monastery, the red monastery with a history almost over 600 years. Experience the Buddhism culture of the place and rest overnight.

Day 15: Trek from Kagbeni to Jomsom (2725m)

Early morning after breakfast we will trek for 4-5 hours from Kagbeni all the way to the beautiful town of Jomsom. Although there may be strong winds, the view along the trek totally worths it – the panoramic view of Kagbeni enveloped by bench terraces, the fast-flowing broad Kali Gandaki River and the long suspension bridge leading to the village Dangarjong. After reaching Jomsom, enjoy the cultural programs there and rest overnight.

Day 16: Drive or Fly from Jomsom all the way to Pokhara

After breakfast, you can choose to ride a jeep or take a short flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. Rest overnight in hotel .

Day 17: Exploration day at Pokhara

Pokhara, one of the scenic havens and the most famous tourist destinations in Nepal, offers a large variety of leisure activities for you to spend the day, including boating, pony riding and paragliding. Take a leisure walk along the Fewa lake with the Annapurna Massif at the background. Explore the cultural villages and different holy places of great significance around the city.

Day 18: Early morning scenic drive back to Kathmandu

Early morning, enjoy a scenic drive back to Kathmandu. Seize the last minute to enjoy the vibes of Kathmandu and grab the last chance to capture memorable moments in Nepal.  Enjoy farewell dinner and rest overnight at hotel.

Day 19: Departure

We will serve you breakfast in the morning. If your flight is planned for the morning. In accordance with your travel plans, Our team member will go to drop you at the Airport(In a private vehicle). If your flight is in the evening, you may go for shopping and pick up some souvenirs for your loved ones, or you can just hang around the Kathmandu city. Additionally, if you wish to stay in Nepal for a few extra days, we can set up some of the best adventure activities there.

Cost info

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Cost includes

  • All city accommodations with breakfast
  • Tea house accommodation and full meals during trek days
  • Private Transportation if necessary
  • All entrance fees, Trekking permits, Trekking Information Management System Fee
  • All Transportation
  • English speaking Trekking Guide
  • Required no. of Porters
  • Certificates,
  • Comprehensive medical kit
  • Government and local taxes &
  • Preparatory Session before and after arrival.

Cost Exclude

  • Visa cost
  • International airfare
  • Excluded meals in city
  • Drinks and beverage cost.
  • Insurance cost.
  • Trekking equipment.
  • Additional potter or equipment cost.
  • Personal expenses, tips and shopping cost
Useful Info

About Nepal Visa:

Nepal visas can be easily obtained from the Government of Nepal, Nepalese Embassy or Consulate office located in your country. You can get a visa from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu on your arrival or from any other entry point in Nepal. Make sure to bring a few sets of your passport size photos. Visa fees are inexpensive.

You can also apply for a visa in a near embassy or either you can travel to Nepal and get a visa on arrival. We will assist you to settle your visa work too.

Accommodation in Kathmandu and Trek:

We offer you a star rated accommodation with comfort and cozy. You will be amused with the facility and warmth we offer you including facility like (attached bath, A/C, 24 hours running hot and cold shower). During the trek your accommodation is includes Mt. Lodge and local tea houses but we do our best for providing the best available lodges on a twin- sharing basis, some tea house are basic with shared washing and toilet facilities. If you are prefer a single room in Kathmandu and trek you may indicate your preference on request and pay a single supplement cost. Contact us

Meals and Drinking Water:

We provide you only Bb facility in city as preferred in itinerary. Full board meals are included (breakfast, Lunch and dinner with cup of tea or coffee) throughout the trek.  We provide you food from the local tea house Mt. Lodge en route chosen from a menu. Breakfast and dinner is to be provided from the same tea house we would overnight but lunch would be en route in between. You can enjoy the Nepalese style cuisine or any other continental food as per required. You are to be giver from pizza to snacks. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetable. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast.

Health and Fitness Required:

Health is the most important part of traveling or trekking. One must possess good physical condition before and while commencing Himalaya’s tour. If you don’t have any trekking experiences better grab one or be physically prepare for the trek. Before commencing adventurous trek you can commence a short hike, cycling or a short walking tour, this may help you a lot throughout the trek.

The highest height you will reach on this trip is 5545m from the sea level. The walk may be ups and down passing various villages, high land, wilderness and much more difficult and rough trail.

We strongly advise travelers to consult with your medical doctor before travelling and do the regular check up of your health and report us while booking a trip with us.

Guide and Porter:

Trained, license holder, English speaking, honest and friendly...

Our porter are fully equipped and insured for each trip they are responsibility with us. As you know that we are very honest with the porter issues and their condition while on trek thus we make sure that our porter are fully prepared for the trip. We are closely working with international porter Progress Association for the welfare and befit for the touristic porters.

It is our company’s management system; the maximum load carried by our porter is 20 to 25 KG so be sure that your trekking bag is not loads more 20 KG.

Travel Insurance:

One of the most important factors of trekking is the travel insurance. To be sufficiently protected in terms of insurance, you will need specialized travel insurance for participation in risky activities.

Your travel insurance policy must be covers emergency evacuation, trip injury, lost baggage, medical treatment and expenses, theft, liability is recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing including others trip.

Group Size:

We organize any route of Nepal trek with fix departure basis or private trip, the minimum group size would be two and maximum group size is ten of more on request. We can also organize private trip to solo person with single supplement cost. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online market or ask us with your personal suitable flexible dates, we will open group date on the same date.

How to Book Your Trip with Us:

While if you are interested to trek or tour the natural and cultural beauty of Nepal you must go through online product.

If you have gone through online product and want a booking, write and ask the information or phone us on our phone number for the trip booking confirmation.

To be very clear understanding about the trip services we have also online trip booking. Once your trip booking request reached to us, sincerely we will suggest you the final trip booking procedure with advance payment of the trip, Non-refundable deposit of 20 percentage (per person) is required to confirm a place on your selected adventure Nepal activities.

Please feel free to contact us in relation to any questions you may have regarding our trip booking process.

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