Annapurna Circuit trek

  • Duration: 12 days

  • Trip level: strenuous (info?)

  • Maximum altitude: 5416 m

  • Accommodation: teahouse/lodge

  • Season: March, April, May, September, October, November

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Annapurna Circuit trek

Welcome to the Annapurna Circuit trek, a journey of wonder, beauty, and adventure. Prepare to join us on one of Nepal’s most renowned treks, where you’ll explore the majestic Himalayas in all their glory.

Our incredible trek begins in a lush, subtropical valley, where vibrant greens surround you. As you ascend, you’ll pass through enchanting alpine valleys, each one offering its unique charm. The pinnacle of your journey awaits at the Thorung La pass, standing tall at an awe-inspiring elevation of 5416 meters.

To commence your Annapurna Circuit trek, we’ll set off from Kathmandu and embark on a scenic drive to Besisahar. From there, we’ll continue our adventure by jeep, leading us to the captivating village of Dharapani. As we traverse local forests and pass by charming villages, rushing streams will keep us company, serenading our every step.

As we ascend higher into the valley, the landscape undergoes a breathtaking transformation. The path towards the Thorung La Pass unfurls before us, with its gradual incline beckoning us closer. Take a moment to acclimate in the picturesque village of Manang, nestled amidst towering peaks. If you’re feeling adventurous, embark on a soul-stirring hike to a local monastery that graces the hillside.

With renewed vigour, we continue our ascent, reaching the majestic Thorung La pass. Often adorned in a blanket of glistening snow, this sacred place rewards us with unparalleled vistas of iconic mountain peaks, including the distinctive silhouette of Dhaulagiri.

As we begin our descent towards Muktinath, a place of profound spiritual significance for both Hindus and Buddhists, we breathe in the pure air and feel the serenity wash over us. A hidden gem awaits us in the enchanting valley of Lupra, revealing yet another layer of natural beauty and cultural richness.

Finally, our remarkable Annapurna Circuit trek concludes in Jomsom, where a scenic flight takes us to the idyllic city of Pokhara, offering a well-deserved respite and an opportunity to reflect on our unforgettable journey.

You can combine the Annapurna Circuit easily with a trip to Tilicho Lake.

Annapurna Circuit trek itinerary

Day 01                  Drive Kathmandu to Dharapani via Besisahar (1860m – 9 hrs.)
Day 02                  Trek to Chame (2600 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 03                  Trek to Lower Pisang (3200 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 04                  Trek to Manang (3540 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 05                  Resting day at Manang for acclimatization. Optional day hike to Boja Gompa
Day 06                  Trek to Yak kharka (4018 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 07                  Trek to Thorung phedi (4450 m – 4  hrs.)
Day 08                  Trek to Thorung High camp (4833 – 3 hrs.)
Day 09                  Cross over Thorung La Pass (5416 m) overnight at Muktinath (3800m – 9 hrs)
Day 10                  Trek to Jomsom via Lupra valley (2710 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 11                  Flight Jomsom to Pokhara (45 min.)
Day 12                  Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus (6 hrs.)

During the trekking season prices may rise. The final price depends on the trekking season, group size and the cost of local transfers.

Please inquire about the price

When you arrive at the International Airport we will pick you up and bring you to your accommodation. Here we will give you a short briefing about the trek. In addition, we will give you advice about hygienic food, customs, and sightseeing in Kathmandu.

Cost include:
-Pick up and drop off from Kathmandu International Airport to hotel; pick up local airport Pokhara
-Drive by tourist bus Kathmandu to Besisahar; jeep drive Besisahar to Dharapani; local flight Jomsom to Pokhara; Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus
-Certificate of CO2- emission free for all transport in Nepal
-One night in guesthouse in Pokhara after trek
-Licensed and certified mountain guide. Well experienced and English speaking
-Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for the mountain guide
-Free use of waterproof bag (only available with porter service)
-ACAP fee, TIMS card and local taxes
-Support of the Sherpa Heritage Trails head office in Kathmandu

Cost exclude:
-International flight to Kathmandu
-Nepal entrance visa
-Accommodation and all meals in Kathmandu
-All meals in Pokhara
-Lodging and food during trek
-Porter service for carrying luggage. One porter for two persons, max. luggage 10 kg. per person
-All beverage bills, hot shower, internet services, laundry and battery charge
during trek
-Personal travel insurance
-Rescue operation charge in case of an emergency
-Any cost that arise due to change of itinerary like flight delay, natural calamities, etc.
-Gratitude and tips for mountain guide (and porter)

Annapurna Circuit map