Annapurna Circuit Trek

12 Days



160 – 260 km

Max Altitude

5,416 at Thorang la pass

Best Season

Mar, Apr, Sep, Oct, Nov


14 Days


4-6 hrs walking


The Annapurna Circuit Trek, located in Nepal, is one of the most soughtafter trekking trails in the world. This renowned trek takes trekkers around the Annapurna Massif, offering magnificent views of some of the highest peaks in the world. Along the way, trekkers will experience a wide variety of landscapes, from lush green valleys to snowcapped mountains, and will encounter interesting Nepalese culture.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek provides an unforgettable experience to all those who take it on. Starting in the lowland town of Besisahar, trekkers will ascend to the highest point of the trek, Thorung La Pass, at an altitude of 5416m. Along the way, they will witness a variety of terrains, including forests, alpine meadows, and glacial moraines. They will also be able to admire the stunning mountain views of Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri, two of the highest peaks in the world. The Annapurna Circuit Trek is a journey that is sure to leave a lasting impression on all those who undertake it.

Along the trail, trekkers will have the opportunity to experience the unique culture of the Nepalese people, taste delicious local cuisine, and take in some of the most breathtaking views in the world. This is truly a trek of a lifetime!

Highlights of the Trek

  • Sightseeing in the culturally rich city of Kathmandu
  • Trekking through beautiful valleys, lush forests, and alpine meadows
  • Admiring spectacular views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Massifs
  • Reaching the highest point of the trek, Thorung La Pass (5416m)
  • Exploring the beautiful local villages and experiencing the culture of the Nepalese people
  • Enjoying delicious local cuisine

Detailed Annapurna Circuit Trek Insights

You will cross Thorung La Pass, which stands at an impressive 5,416m, and walk along the edge of the deepest gorge in the world – the Kaligandaki Gorge.

The trek will take you through a range of altitudes, starting from 800m and peaking at 5,416m. Along the way, you will pass through different climatic zones, from rice paddy fields to subtropical forests, rural farmland, and glacial zones.

The panoramic views of the Himalayas are a highlight of the trek. You will be able to see the majestic Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna I, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Annapurna II, Mt. Annapurna III, Mt. Annapurna IV, Mt. Annapurna south, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Machhapuchhare, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Lamjung Himal, Tukuche peak, and Tilicho peak.

One of the unique experiences on this trek is the opportunity to learn about the Tibetan way of life in Mustang valleys. Keep an eye out for snow leopards in Yak Kharka and blue sheep.

The trek begins at Bhulbhule, following the Marsyandghi River Valley through Jagat, Dharapani, Chame, and Pisang. We spend a night in each of these places.

After acclimatizing at Manang, we continue the trail and head to Yak Kharka, where we spend the night. The next day, we hike up to Thorong Phedi and spend the night there.

On day nine, we cross Thorong La Pass and head down to Muktinath, a sacred pilgrimage site. From there, we drive to Tatopani, where you can take a dip in the hot springs.

We end the trek in Berithanti and drive to Pokhara for our last night in the region. The following day, we return to Kathmandu on a tourist bus.

This journey is perfect for adventure seekers who want to experience the beauty of the Nepali Himalayan region. We offer other exciting trek packages in the Annapurna region, and our team at Annapurna Trekking can customize your trek to suit your needs.

Trip Highlights

  • Marvel at the beauty of the Annapurna mountain range.
  • Experience the culture of the Gurung, Thakali and Manang people.
  • Trek through lush forests, high mountain passes and remote villages.
  • Visit the world’s deepest gorge, the Kali Gandaki Gorge.
  • Learn about the unique Nepalese culture and religion.


On the first day of the Annapurna Circuit Trek, you will arrive in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by your guide and transferred to your hotel. After settling in, you can take some time to explore the city and get acquainted with the Nepalese culture. You can visit some of the historic temples and monuments in Kathmandu, such as the Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Stupa, Durbar Square and Boudhanath Stupa. You can also explore the nearby Thamel district, where you will find local restaurants, shops and cafes. At the end of the day, you will have dinner at a local restaurant and get a good night’s rest in preparation for your trek.

On the second day of the Annapurna Circuit Trek, you will spend the day sightseeing in Kathmandu. You can visit some of the city’s famous attractions, such as the Golden Temple, Patan Durbar Square and the Boudhanath Stupa. You can also explore the nearby Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which features some of the city’s best traditional Newari architecture. At the end of the day, you can enjoy dinner at a local restaurant and get a good night’s rest in preparation for your trek.

On the third day of the Annapurna Circuit Trek, you will drive from Kathmandu to Ngadi, the starting point of your trek. The drive will take approximately 7 hours, and you will be able to enjoy some amazing views of the countryside along the way. Once you arrive in Ngadi, you will have dinner and spend the night in a local tea house.

On the fourth day of the Annapurna Circuit Trek, you will drive from Ngadi to Bagarchhap. From there, you will begin your trek to Chame, the administrative centre of the Manang district. The trek will take approximately 5 hours, and you will be able to enjoy stunning views of the Annapurna Range along the way. You will spend the night at a local tea house in Chame.

On the fifth day of the Annapurna Circuit Trek, you will begin your trek to Manang, located at an elevation of 3,400 meters. The trek will take approximately 6 hours, and you will be able to enjoy some spectacular views of the Annapurna Range along the way. You will spend the night at a local tea house in Manang.

Today, you’ll start your morning off with a hearty breakfast in Manang before heading out on a three-hour hike to Kicho Tal (3950m), a stunning lake located just outside of the village. This trek is a great way to adjust to the higher elevation and take in the surrounding scenery. After your hike, take some time to explore Manang village, including the Tibetan Buddhist Gompa, one of the oldest in Nepal.

After a hearty breakfast in Manang, you’ll embark on a trek to Yak Kharka, an altitude of 4018m. The trail takes you along the river bank before ascending a small ridge and crossing a stream.

As the elevation increases, so does the beauty of the landscape; luscious forests give way to scrub and the mountains around you become more and more imposing. You may spot some yaks grazing on the hillside as you traverse the terrain. Eventually, you’ll arrive at Yak Kharka, and be able to appreciate the stunning views from the top.

Day 12 :

Inclusion and Exclusion


  • Airport transfers with an escort by private vehicle
  • Medical kit
  • Trekking permits, all necessary paperwork, and Trekkers' Information Management System Fees
  • All applicable government taxes
  • Available accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek
  • Equipment clothing for porters (3:1) and guide including their full insurance
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu from a professional guide
  • Deluxe transportations as per the itinerary as per the number of Pax
  • Deluxe rooms in a standard hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara on twin/double sharing with breakfast
  • Authorized English speaking guide for the trek and tour along with Porters (2:1) for the trek
  • All expenses for staff; meals, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, transportation


  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • International flights; Nepalese visa fee
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Entrance fee(s) during sightseeing
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountains due to any reason other than the scheduled itinerary

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