Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit trek

Annapurna Circuit trekking Starting from Beshishar, the head quarter of Lamjung district, and this is one of the classic and most rewarding treks in Nepal and probably one of the worlds' favorites trekking destination which as it offers panoramic views of the three giant and the highest 8000m mountain range including Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Manaslu. including Additionally their are arrays of over 6000m snow capped peaks. The trail follows the river Marsyangdi all the way to its source, the glacial lake in Manang, through the rural farm villages and terraced farm fields from the sub-tropic climate to the arctic landscape and through the rain forest to the alpine woodlands.

Southern slopes of the Annapurna ranges are heavily settled and farmed, except the higher regions which support thick forests of rhododendron and fir. Most of the tribal inhabitants are Gurung's, Magars, Chettris and the Newars.

Annapurna Circuit trekking Further north lives the Manang people of Tibetan origin.  Our trek follows the Yak country and finally over to the Thorung-la, a 5,416m pass offering fabulous scenery of the surrounding landscapes and magnificent peaks.

From here the trail descends most of the way to Pokhara passing through the holy site of Muktinath. Muktinath is one of the sources of the Kali Gandaki River. We will pass through the deepest gorge of Kali Gandaki River valley and passing the charming villages of Jomsom, Marpha-Tukuche and Tatopani (hot spring). We end our trek at Pokhara one of the most scenic places on this planet.

Annapurna Round and Tilicho Ice lake highest lake in the world

Annapurna trek

Trail to Tilicho Lake

way to tilicho lake

Trip Fact

Grade: Moderate & Expedition

Duration: 16 days

Size of Group: 01+

Region: Everest

Maximum Hight: 6,119 m.

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Short Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Katmandu, ETR Member will meet you and transfer you to your hotelbr
Day 02: Kathmandu to Syangee by Bus/Jeep. (1100m) 7 hours
Day 03: Trek to Dharapani. (1700m) 6/7 hours
Day 04: Trek to Chame (2660m) 6 hours
Day 05: Trek to Upper Pisang (3185m) 5 hours
Day 06: Trek to Ngawal (3600m) 6 hours
Day 07: Trek to Manang (3550m) 5 hours
Day 08: Manang (Acclimatization & Explore)
Day 09: Trek to Ledar (4200m) 6 hours
Day 10: Trek to High Camp (4800m) 5 hours
Day 11: Trek toThorong La Pass (5416m). Continue to Muktinath (3800m) 7hours
Day 12: Trek to Marpha (2670m) 6 Hours
Day 13: Marpha to Tatopani by jeep. (1100m) 4 hour drive.
Day 14: Trek to Ghorepani (2800m) 7 hours
Day 15: Early Morning Trek to Poon hill (3210m). Continue to Tadhapani (2650m) 6 hours
Day 16: Trek to Nayapul 5 hours and drive to Pokhara 2 hours
Day 17: Pokhara to Kathmandu by Bus/Jeep/Plan 6/7 hours
Day 18: Final International Departure

Detailed Itinerar

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Upon your arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu), our representatives from Everest Trekking Routes Tour Leader (Rabin Gurung) will welcome you and transfer you to the hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu to Besisahar by Express Bus 5 hrs to Syange by Local Jeep 2 hrs. We will drive to Besisahar. and Beshisahar to Syange by Local Jeep, The driving road goes for about 6/7 hours long. We can see the beautiful scenario of natural beauty along with the roadside houses during the drive. After the drive rich at besisahar 2 hours trek to Bhulbhule, beautiful Marsyangdi riverside and rice paddy area stay overnight at Syange.

Day 03: Syange to Dharapani 5/6 hours Today, we will start our journey in a bit hurry as we need to move for more walking hours. Thus, we resume our journey following the ever flowing river Marsyangdi to the beautiful valley called Taal. With every step, we are getting closer to Manang district through the pine forest and the cultivated fields. We will be finally at Dharapani at 1960m with a trek for about 7 hours. We will rest the night at Dharapani.

Day 04: Dharapani to Chame 6/7 hours From Dharapani, we continue our trek ascending through the forest of fir and maple. The trail will offers its visitors with the glittering view of White Mountains like Manaslu, Lamjung and Annapurna II. After trekking for 5 hours, we will ultimately reach at Chame at the altitude of 2630m. We will stay the night at Chame.

Day 05: Chame to Upper Pisang 6/7 hours From Chame, we will trek for about 6 hours to reach at Upper Pisang. The trekking route is extremely beautiful here. After reaching at Pisang, we can visit the monasteries of that place. We will spend the night at Pisang at the altitude of 3300m above sea level at the nearest lodges.

Day 06: Upper Pisang to Nawal 5/6 hrs, After breakfast continue trek to Nawal, beautiful Annapurna, Lamjung, Manaslu, Gangapurna, Chulu East and Pisang Peak Himalayan scenery fully enjoy. before ghyaru is most top hard take couple hours step rest of trail goes normal, ghyaru to Nawal is general route the elevation of Nawal 3600m stay overnight at lodge.

Day 07: Nawal to Manang 4 hours From Nawal, we will have to take an upper trekking route via lovely villages of Ghyaru 3670m and Ngawal 3690m (for 7 hours) continues towards Manang viewing the Yak grazing land along with the scalar chain of Annapurna range, Annapurna II, III,IV, Gangapurna,Tilicho peak, pisang peak,and Lumjung Himal. We could have enjoyed lunch at ancient lovely village named Ngawal 3690m.Following the main trail, crossing some villages; we are ultimately at Manang at the altitude of 3540m.

Day 08: Rest or acclimatization day at Manang Today is about acclimatization/rest.So hiking is not propose to get tired.Even we suggest to go above 300 m above. Everyone spends an extra day in Manang and tries to get up high during a short morning hike before an afternoon siesta. They take their altitude seriously here, even having afternoon briefings on AMS, HACE, and HAPE and so on. Visit Chongkor Gompa and known as 100 lama! or walk around Gangapurna lake is fabulous day.

Day 09: Manang to Ledar 5/6 hours Some of the fellow trekkers get attracted by the absolute beauty of Manang valley, so they used to spend a day at Manang to acclimatize them. But as Himalayan view trekking suggests, we will continue our way towards the Ledar from Manang. The way goes through the Thorung la pass to yak Kharka. We may stay the night at tented camp at yak Kharka 4200m. Or at Ledar 4330m.

Day 10: Ledar to Thorung Phedi 5/6 hours From Ledar or Yak Kharka, we will continue our journey towards the Thorung Phedi along the bank of Jarsang River. We should continue our way until we reach at Thorung Phedi where we will stay the night. The Thorung Phedi is at the altitude of 4410m. Today, we have walked around 4 to5 hours. If all we are fine with time, we could have ascend 1:30 hrs for high camp 4800 m, which offers better views and advance to easy next day to cross throng-La 5416 m.

Day 11: Trek to Muktinath 8/9 hour’s hard day crossing thorong la pass 5416m. After enjoying the breakfast at Thorung Phedi, we walk towards the holy land to Muktinath. We can get an opportunity of viewing Gangapurna, Annapurna and other several peaks. After the several ups and downs, we can reach at Muktinath . We will take rest at Muktinath at 3800m. The trekking route is 8 hours long.

Day 12: Muktinath to Marpha. 6/7 hours Early morning, we will wake up earlier than sun to worship lord Vishnu at Muktinath. Then we will have the breakfast and will proceed forward to Jomsom the same day. The trail goes down to Jomsom for about 4 hours. We can see beautiful hills in our side screen. We could 1.30hrs descend to Marpha Village 2600m.

Day 13: Marpha to Tatopani Hot Spring By Express Bus 6 Hours 6 hours drive to follow down on the bank of the Kaligandaki River. after the thorong la pass enjoy with Natural Hot Spring and Stay at Lodge

Day 14: Tatopani to Ghorepani 7/8 Hours, After Breakfast harder Climb to reach on ghorepani take 7/8 hours. we will have pass saveral larges magar villages as Ghara, Shikha, Chitre and others little villages as well. Beautiful Magar villages and rice farm ever grean scenery toward to Ghorepani stay overnight at lodge.

Day 15: Ghorepani to Pokhara Early morning hike up best sunrise views from Poon hill, 3210m. This is one of the best and busy view point of Nepal, we can enjoy the beautiful scenery of mountains rna I (8091m), Machhapuchhre (6998m), Nilgiri (7041m), Annapurna II (7939m), Annapurna III(7555m), Annapurna Iv and many more beautiful eye catching beauty of the nature. Get back to hotel at Ghorepani for breakfast than move trek down to Nayapul and 1 hour drive to Pokhara stay overnight at hotel.

Day 16: Pokhara to Kathmandu 6/7 hours 6hrs drive by tourist standard bus. We can enjoy the scenic beauty while making our journey back to Kathmandu. We will enjoy the evening at Kathmandu visiting the local market. We will clear the night at Hotel as per booking.

Day 17 Final Departure International ,We are Finaly good bye to the mountains as your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! We will transfer you to the airport for your returning flight.

Cost Details

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus
  • Kathmandu to Beshisahar Express Bus to Syange Local Jeep and Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist bus
  • Hotel In Kathmandu: 2 Nights standard accommodation in Katmandu include Breakfast
  • 1 night hotel in Pokhara include Breakfast.
  • You’re Meal in During the Trekking as Your standard meals (3 times a day Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with cup of tea or Coffee)
  • All Trekking Permit and Paper work as Annapurna conservation entry permits (ACAP) and Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Permit
  • Local Transportation
  • All accommodations in lodge/tea houses during the treks
  • Trekking Guide: An experienced, helpful, friendly and English speaking Trekking Guide. His well- paid salary, meals, accommodation insurance etc
  • Trekking Porter: porters (1 porter for 2 peoples). Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation
  • After the Success Trip, Everest Trekking Routes will Provides Adventure Certificate
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • All government taxes
  • Service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Meals and Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Deserts (cakes, bakes and pies)
  • Additional size of Pots Hot Drinks
  • Bottled drinks
  • Boiled water
  • Electronic device re-charge
  • Hot shower
  • On the trekking Wi- Fi
  • Personal expenses any type
  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance
  • Tipping for Guide and Porter

Note :

According to our official Itinerary schedule, if any things exchanges instead of actual packages as Domestic Flight, Reserve Car or Van, Donation extra days and any things else the cost will be adding on your full board packages.