Trip length: 19 days
Trip type: Trekking
Difficulty level: Moderate to Strenuous
Max-Altitude: 5416m/ 17,769ft
Accommodation: Star hotel in cities, Tea house/ lodge during the trek
Meal: Fully covered during the 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 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 the 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 the 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 cities – 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 the 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 of life, sit back and have a sip of a 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 a 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, and 13-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
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
Proper gear is required for the Annapurna Circuit Trek to ensure safety, comfort, and enjoyment throughout the journey. Trekking boots, warm socks, warm and waterproof clothing, a backpack, sleeping bag, trekking poles, a headlamp, a water bottle, and sunscreen are all essential items. Crampons, ice axes, and gaiters may be required depending on the time of year and weather conditions. To avoid carrying unnecessary weight, pack light and only bring what you need. It's also a good idea to bring a first-aid kit, medications, and water purification tablets. Trekking equipment can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu or Pokhara, but it's best to bring your own if possible to ensure proper fit and comfort.
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.
After breakfast, enjoy a guided tour around Kathmandu valley. Experience the unique cultural vibes around Kathmandu valley by visiting various UNESCO sites including Swayambhunath, Patan Durbar Square, and other landmarks of great historical significance. After the tour, a briefing session will be given for a more in-depth understanding of the upcoming trek.
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 your free time, including Udipur Kalika Temple, Bhimsen Temple, and Chandimai Temple. Stay overnight at the tea house of Besisahar.
After breakfast, we will set 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.
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 in 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.
After breakfast, we will start the 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.
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.
After breakfast, we will trek for 5 hours from Chame to Pisang. We will encounter a lot of tall and fierce waterfalls on the 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 one or two of them. Rest overnight at Pisang.
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 amusing scenery of the mighty Himalayas as well as have a chance to encounter locals living there. Rest overnight at Manang.
Explore Manang, the village of a 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 with the local’s warm and generous hospitality. Enjoy evening programs during dinner and rest overnight.
We will trek from Manang, walking for 3-4 hours along the scenic route with little streams, juniper trees, and small villages. Travelers will be amazed on exploring the unique landscapes, quaint villages, diverse topography, beautiful hills, Mani walls, alpine yak pastures, and diverse flora and fauna of the Manang to Yak Kharka area during this endeavor. After Manang trekkers reach above the tree line so the landscape looks like a wasteland dominated by grass, bushes, and rocks. Rest overnight at Yak Kharka.
We will trek for 4 hours uphill to the snow-covered Thorang –La Phedi. Explore around and experience the challenging climate of the high Himalayas. Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi is located in the northernmost part of the latter. The distance between Yak kharka and Thorong Phedi is 7.3 kilometres / 4.5 miles. The flat trail gradually ascends to Thorong Phedi, and the steep ascent from Phedi to high camp takes 4 to 5 hours by foot.
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.
For a 4-hour trek, we will head from Kagbeni, the village that lies between Lower and Upper Mustang. As one of the convergence points of historical trading routes, you can find fortress ruins from the 16th century in these 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 of almost over 600 years. Experience the Buddhism culture of the place and rest overnight.
Day 16: Drive or fly from Jomsom to all the way to Pokhara
Pokhara is 157km away from Jomsom. It takes nearly 6 hours but for us, it will be 9/10 hours. On the way to Pokhara, we will visit the monastery situated on the way. We will visit different caves located on the way which is there from nearly more than 1000 years ago. We will stop at Rupse waterfall. You can click pictures and have fun playing in the water. After that, we will visit the local Dhaba for having the local Nepali meal. We will sing, dance, play games and do fun activities and come back to Pokhara or you can choose to fly from Jomsom to 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 leisurely walk along the Fewa lake with the Annapurna Massif in the background. Explore the cultural villages and different holy places of great significance around the city.
After breakfast, we will head towards Kathmandu city. On the way, we will see the local lifestyle, Marshyangdi river, Trishuli river, the local Dhaba(Highway restaurant), view of mountains along with green hill stations. Snatch the last moment to enjoy the vibes of Kathmandu and grab the last chance to capture a memorable moment in Nepal.
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.
About Nepal Visa:
Nepal visas can be easily obtained from the Government of Nepal, the Nepalese Embassy, or the 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 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 star-rated accommodation with comfort and cozy. You will be amused with the facility and warmth we offer you including facilities like (an attached bath, A/C, 24 hours running hot and cold shower). During the trek, your accommodation is included Mt. Lodge and local tea houses but we do our best for providing the best available lodges on a twin-sharing basis, some tea houses are basic with shared washing and toilet facilities. If you 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 a Bb facility in the city as preferred in the itinerary. Full board meals are included (breakfast, Lunch, and dinner with a 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 are to be provided from the same tea house we would overnight but lunch would be en route in between. You can enjoy Nepalese-style cuisine or any other continental food as per required. You are to be a giver from pizza to snacks. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. 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 the Himalayas tour. If you don’t have any trekking experiences better grab one or be physically prepared for the trek. Before commencing an 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 trails.
We strongly advise travelers to consult with their medical doctor before traveling and do regularly check on your health and report us while booking a trip with us.
Guide and Porter:
Trained, license holder, English speaking, honest and friendly...
Our porters are fully equipped and insured for each trip they are responsible with us. As you know that we are very honest with the porter's issues and their condition while on the trek thus we make sure that our porters are fully prepared for the trip. We are closely working with the international porter Progress Association for the welfare and befit of 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 load more 20 KG.
One of the most important factors of trekking is 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 cover emergency evacuation, trip injury, lost baggage, medical treatment, expenses, theft, and liability is recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing including other trips.
We organize any route of Nepal trek with fix departure basis or private trip, the minimum group size would be two and the maximum group size is ten or more on request. We can also organize a private trip for the solo person with a single supplement cost. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online market or ask us for your suitable flexible dates, and we will open the 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 products.
If you have gone through the online product and want a booking, write and ask for the information or phone us on our phone number for the trip booking confirmation.
To be a very clear understanding of the trip services we have also online trip booking. Once your trip booking request reached us, sincerely we will suggest the final trip booking procedure with advance payment of the trip, Non-refundable deposit of 20 percent (per person) is required to confirm a place on your selected adventure Nepal activities.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have regarding our trip booking process.