Annapurna semi circuit trekking is one of the popular trekking route in Annapurna area in Nepal. The trek of around Annapurna region is called Annapurna circuit trekking.In 1970s Manang area was opened for the trekkers, since then the circuit was possible for the trekking. The Annapurna region is rich in sceneries apart from the diverse culture and flora and faunas. There is no question that if you arrange trekking in the region during the winter season, you can see the orange trees loaded with fruits, you can also smell like perfume that come from the different kinds of flowers which bloom during the season. Moreover, the higher you go up the more panoramic views of Manang village, forests and queuing hills you can see, which are some of the features of Annapurna circuit trekking.

No doubt how easy it seems but trekking in annapurna is a risk as well. crossing over throng la pass is a risk at times especially when it snow. therefore,the trekkers have to be well prepare beforehand

Annapurna semi Circuit trekking around Annapurna massif is one of the finest in the Himalayas. Its 17 days program, that takes you right around the great Annapurna massif. The adventure start from Besi-Sahar. This is a long course that follows Marsyandi River, crosses Thorung La pass from the Manang basin and descends to the Kaligandaki. It is rich in variety and vistas from the ruling hill of Marsyangdi to the Himalayan interior, providing the complete trekking experience. The change of scenery at the limits of Thorung pass and the remains around the sacred area of Muktinath are also extremely interesting.

Outline Itinerary;

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft)-Hotel (D)

Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu-Hotel (B/B)

Day 03: Drive to Khudi (850m/2788ft) about 08 hrs drive via Besi-Sahar (823m/2700ft)-Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 04: Trek to Sirung (2200m/7217ft) 5-6 hrs walk -Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 05: Trek to Chamje (1425m/4675ft) 4-5 hrs walk -Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 06: Trek to Dharapani (1930m/6332ft) 5-6 hrs walk -Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 07: Trek to Chame (2660 m/8730ft) 4-5 hrs walk -Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 08: Trek to Pisang (3185m/10450ft) 4-5 hrs walk -Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 09: Trek to Manang (3480m/11420ft) 4-5 hrs walk -Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 10: Acclimatization day in Manang -Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 11: Trek to Churilattar (4180m/13714ft) 4-5 hrs walk -Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 12: Trek to Thorang Phedi (4447m/14600ft) 3-4 hrs or Thorang High Camp (4910m/16109ft) 4-5 hrs walk -Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 13: Trek to Muktinath (3700m/12140ft) via Throng-La (5416m/17770ft) 6-7 hrs walk -Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 14: Trek to Jomsom (2720m/8924ft) via Jharkot (3550 m/11647ft) 5-6 hrs walking

Day 15: Fly to Pokhara (820m/2690ft) 25min-Hotel (B/B)

Day 16: drive to Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft) 7 hrs drive -Hotel (B/B)

Day 17: Final departure-(B)

B/B = Bed & Breakfast, B = Breakfast, B/L/D = Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft)

Up on arrival in the international airport you will meet our office representative, transfer to the hotel. After refreshment in the hotel you will be picked up by our tour guide for couple hrs sightseeing tours to Kathmandu Durbar Square. Back to hotel and be ready for welcome dinner and briefing in the evening. Stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu

Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu

Today after breakfast you will be ready for day guided sightseeing tours to Swayambhunath stupa known as monkey temple; combination between Hinduism and Buddhism from when you will be able to see good view of Kathmandu valley. Drive to Patan Durbar square (city of living arts), Pashupatinath, one of the famous Hindus temple which is located near by the holy river Bagmati and then drive to Buddhanath stupa one of the biggest and oldest stupa in the world. Later in the afternoon there will be a pre-trip meeting with your trekking guide in hotel. Our office representative will brief you regarding our trek as well as provides you opportunity to ask any question of upcoming trip with guide. And sty over night in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive to Khudi (850m/2788ft) about 08 hrs drive via Besi-Sahar (823m/2700ft)

Today after an early morning breakfast your guide will receive you from your hotel and transfer to the bus station for day scenic countryside drive to Khudi. On the way we can see more of countryside of Nepal that offers greenery, rivers, settlement, farms and beautiful mountain. After Mugling, we head along the road toward Pokhara. We leave the highway to Pokhara at Dumre and head north to Besisahar. About 30min drive from Besisahar takes us to Khudi, the starting Point of our Adventure. Stay overnight in Khudi.

Day 04: Trek to Sirung (2200m/7217ft) 5-6 hrs walk

The Adventure starts after early breakfast. Our first day trek involves crossing a few suspension bridges, waterfalls, several up and down hill sections across rice paddies and subtropical forest. Initially, the walk is gradual then it becomes steeper. The mountains (Manaslu) that we see from Khudi become closer as we walk higher. The villages and people are an interesting. On the way to Sirung, we come across an ethnic Tamang settlement, Taranche. We enjoy the close-up views of Nadi Chuli and Manaslu in Sirung. Sirung offers us a home-stay where we also enjoy the cultural program organized by the local for the visitors. If the number of visitors is more than four, the group may have to split to stay at different houses for the night.

Day 05: Trek to Chamje (1425m/4675ft) 4-5 hrs walk

After wonder time in Sirung Village, the trail goes through amphitheater- shaped terraces, along a steep vertical cliff, lush forests and small villages. The trail always following the Marshyangdi River. From Syange follows the river to the stone village of Jagat for lunch. After lunch we have an hour’s walk to Chamje with nice view of the Waterfall. Stay overnight in Chamje.

Day 06: Trek to Dharapani (1930m/6332ft) 5-6 hrs walk

From Chamje the trail follows the Marsyangdi River steadily uphill to Tal (1675m), a small village at the foot of a large waterfall. Now the trek enters the Manang district. The trail crosses a wide, flat valley before climbing a stone stairway to 1860m. The trail continues with several ups and down before halting at Dharapani for overnight at here. Stay overnight at the tea house.

Day 07: Trek to Chame (2660 m/8730ft) 4-5 hrs walk

Chame is the head quarter of the Manang district. So, today after breakfast you will start the day with few slow uphill up to Timang at 2360m (the area dominated by Tamang tribe of people) and then continues through pine forest up to Chame 2660m. There are fine views of Annapurna II and Lamgung Himal from Chame. Evening time explores the market and visit small natural hot spring and where you can take a bath. Overnight at Tea house

Day 08: Trek to Pisang (3185m/10450ft)4-5 hrs walk

Cross-Marshyangdi River and continue trek through a beautiful pine and spruce forest. Finally your trek arrives to Brathang village amidst beautiful apple garden. Further trek brings you to next bridge to cross Marshyangdi again. From on here begins Manang. Gentle climbing begins through pine forest and fantastic view of Mt. Annapurna. Finally you are at Pisang village 3185m. There is two Pisang, lower Pisang and upper Pisang, upper Pisang has better view of valley and the mountain. Stay overnight at the tea house

Day 09: Trek to Manang (3480m/11420ft) 4-5 hrs walk

Well, there are two route to Manang, Upper route and lower route. Upper route have better view than lower route but both has nicer and different view. Lower route goes through the pine forest with magnificent view of Annapurnas from different angles and beautiful landscape takes you to Humde village and further trek to Braga village where you can visit a 600 years old monastery and Tibetan style houses. After 40 minutes trek from Braga, you are in Manang village. Stay overnight at the tea house.

Day 10: Acclimatization day in Manang

You should spend the day in Manang village and the vicinity to acclimatize to the higher elevation you will encounter towards Thorung La. There are many opportunities both easy and strenuous day excursions from Manang. It is possible to climb the ridge to the north of the village for view of the Annapurna IV, Annapurna II and many more Mountains or to descend from the village to the glacier lake at the foot of the huge icefall that drops from the northern sloopes of Gangapurna.  And in the afternoon explore Manang village, from the flat roofed houses of Manange have excellent views of the Annapurna II, Annapurna III, and Gangapurna Lake. Stay overnight at the tea house.

Day 11: Trek to Churilattar (4180m/13714ft) 4-5 hrs walk

After wonderful time in Manang Village, trek start an ascent of almost 2000m to the Throung La. from  Manang the trail crosses a stream and mane stone before the Tenki Manang. The trek continues through small village of Gunsang where you can take short break for tea/coffee. Today you will stop Yak Kharka, also known as Koche, from where it will take another 01 hrs to Churilattar. Stay overnight at the tea house.

Day 12: Trek to Thorang Phedi (4447m/14600ft) 3-4 hrs or Thorang High Camp (4910m/16109ft) 4-5 hrs walk

After breakfast in teahouse, the trek starts with few slowly up and downs until crosses the stream on a wooden bridge at 4310 meters. After making a short ascent on a good trail to a teashop, the route then follows a narrow path across a high, unstable slope before heading to Thorong Phedi (foot of the hill). If you feel fine today you can make all the way to Thorang High Camp, if you do it today it will be easier for tomorrow. Stay overnight at the tea house.

Day 13: Trek to Muktinath (3700m/12140ft) via Throng-La (5416m/17770ft) 6-7 hrs walk

Today an early morning you will star to walk with torch light, slowly ascend, nice view of the Annapurna Mountain and Chulu west, finally reach to the pass. The Throng-La pass with traditional Chorten, prayer flags is at an elevation of 5416m which is the highest point of your trip from where you will have outstanding high Himalayan scenery. The trail descends all the way to Muktinath. Muktinath is a beautiful, calm and quiet, great and mysterious for pilgrims, decorated with god and goddess. Stay overnight at the tea house.

Day 14: Trek to Jomsom (2720m/8924ft) via Jharkot (3550 m/11647ft) 5-6 hrs walking

It is an easy walk to Jomsom, although it becomes tedious if there is a strong wind. The trail descends very fast to the Eklai Bhatti than along the Kali Gandaki to the Jomsom. Jomsom is the administrative headquarters of Mustang district. After afternoon you will have chance to visit Mustang Eco Museum. Stay overnight at the tea house.

Day 15: Fly to Pokhara (820m/2690ft) 25min

Today an early morning breakfast guide will take you to the airport for short but scenic flight to the lakeside city of Pokhara also second biggest city after Kathmandu for tourism. After refreshment you will have guided sightseeing tours in the valley. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 16: drive to Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft) about 7 hrs

After wonderful time in and around Pokhara, today after breakfast you will transfer to the tourist bus station for day countryside drive back to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel
Note:  You can fly to Pokhara which takes 35min

Day 17: Final departure

Today timely pick you up from your hotel and transfer to the International airport for your next destination or join another activity with us

“Trekking Planner will try to keep day-to-day schedule as per the detailed itinerary but there might be some flexibility due to other factors beyond our control. A variety of factors, including adverse weather conditions, natural disasters, difficulty with transportation and politics can lead to enforced changes. So, it is not possible to guarantee as per the itinerary. In the case, trip leader will manage it to minimize your inconvenience.”

We wish you have a wonderful time with us!

Trip Cost:

USD $975.00 per person(3 star category hotel in KTM)
USD $1165.00 per person(4 star category hotel in KTM)
USD $1310.00 per person(5 star category hotel in KTM)

Single Supplement US $150.00

Cost Includes:

  • All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle
  • Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant
  • 03 night twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB in Kathmandu
  • 02 night twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB in Pokhara
  • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu and in Pokhara with privet vehicle.
  • Kathmandu to Khudi (if you want private vehicle from Kathmandu also available on additional cost) and Pokhara to Kathmandu by bus  (if you want flight or private vehicle from Pokhara also available on additional cost)
  • Annapura Conservation Area Permit and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
  • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly , English speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport and insurance.
  • 02 guest=01 porter with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation and equipment
  • Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
  • Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
  • Safe drinking water and first add kid box
  • Jomsom to Pokhara flight with airport departure tax
  • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets,Ti-shart, Cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.

Cost Excludes:

  • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
  • All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Meals during the traveling time
  • Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
  • In case of extra more night accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary
  • Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
  • The Tips to the trekking crews and drive
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
  • Anything not included in service includes column

Suggested Equipment list for this trip;

  • Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We will provide one complimentary Trekking Planner duffel bag but is to be returned after the trip)
  • Day bag.( Small handbag)
  • Trekking shoes
  • Sports shoes or sandal.
  • Sun Hat/cap
  • Warm woolen cap
  • Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket
  • Pullover or warm sweeter
  • Raincoat
  • 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock
  • Hand gloves
  • 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
  • 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts
  • 3/4 pairs of Underwear
  • Tawel
  • Eye glass
  • Water bottle
  • 4 seasons Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it but is to be returned after the trip)
  • Flash or Torch light
  • Camera and batteries.

Can you provide me more information about the tea houses on this trek?
According to the location the tea houses vary on their quality and style on this trek. Basically they have communal room downstairs with one or two bed bedroom above them. You have to use share toilet but nowadays in low levels atteched toilet is found and some have hot shower facilities but some will have stand pipes. Tea houses use a type of burning stove in main communal area and other room are unheated. Tea houses donot have money exchange facilities. Trekking Planner recommend you to exchange cash in Kathmandu.
At the lower altitudes there is electricity facilities whereas as we go higher tea houses become more basic. As cooler temperature drain battery life, ensure your batteries last a little longer by putting it inside pocket of your coat or under your pillow.

Do a guides or porter carry oxygen tanks on the trek?
No, As there is enough time to acclimatize while trekking it felt there is no need for them. If someone feels the affects of altitude then there are facilities along the trek at various point and its easy to get.

How many guides and porters will be there in our group?
A group will have a group leader or a guide who will lead you on the trek. Porters will be there to carry your baggage packs and all the camping gear. One porter will carry two trekkers baggage. A number of supporting staff will depend upon your group size.

At one time how many liter of water I have to carry in the trek?
Mostly 3-4 liters is sufficient. You will be able to refill bottels at lunch time. When you are in high altitude you have to drink more water to get rid of altitude diseases.

Is it nessary to carry Trekking poles?
Yes, Trekking Poles make you easy to walk in the rough ways. Trekking poles makes your body and leg to move more safely. So, we suggest you to use it.

Is bottled water available everywhere in the trek?
Mainly tea houses on the way have stores which sells bottled water and other supplies that may be needed for you on the trek. There is no any plastic recyclable facilities in Nepal, we encourage you to bring chlorine tablets and use filter water in the tea houses.

Should I have to bring iodine tablets for purifying the water?
You have to bring iodine tablet with you. Chlorine tablets are widely available. The most effective and commonly used version of chlorine is chlorine dioxide, which is tasteless and odourless. Tablets can be bought cheaply and usually 1 tablet is sufficient to purify 1 litre of water. Neutralising tablets can also be bought to get rid of the smell and taste of chlorine or iodine. This will need to be done for water obtained using hand pumps or streams in the trek.

What are the effects of going so high?
Altitude produces physical changes in the body. Higher you go, more pronounced those changes. If after gaining a lot of elevation in a hurry, you experience dizziness, nausea, headaches, and dehydration, you are probably suffering from altitude sickness. In rare cases this may worsen, so a close watch is kept on all trekkers by the Group Leader who is trained to recognise Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). If trekkers shows any signs of AMS they will be evacuated to a lower, safe altitude immediately. To minimize effects of altitude you ascend slowly which allows safe acclimatization.

What if I get ill while on the trek?
It depends on the nature of your illness. If you suddenly feels dizzy or weak, you have to sit or lie down. If you still feel sick, keep a warm and quiet until you can get medical help. You will carried down if no progress we advise travelers to take a personal kit too.
In serious cases, you need helicopter rescue. Our guide will suggest you to use it if its very serious. So, helicopter rescue insurance is necessary for every trekkers before you come to trek in this trek.

Would you recommend to take a Down Jacket?
The weather is changeable in the Himalaya so you can expect to experience four seasons in one day. Make sure you have plenty of warm layers which you can shed or add as required. While even in winter it can be as warm as 19C during the day, the higher the altitude, the colder the temperature and when high up the temperature drops significantly at night to around -10C in October/November, and to around -20C from December to February.

Is alcohol permitted on trek?
Alcohol is consumed in Nepal. You can buy it in tea houses in the trek. Local alcohol is also available. However we suggest you not to drink alcohol at high altitude.

Difficulties rating of Annapurna semi circuit trek
A trekkers have to pass Thorung pass so trekker should be fit to do this trekking. Maximum altitude of the trek is 5416m, so you should be careful about altitude related risk. To get rid of it please walk slowly and have more water and avoid alcoholic drinks. Please be careful of frost bit and snow blindness. You must take care of your health.

Safe drinking water on Annapurna semi circuit Trek
Basically, we can get mineral water bottles in lower places but as we go higher cannot find it. In that case we suggest you to drink boiled water which may charge small fee, found in tea houses and better to bring chlorine tablets to purify water. Due to no provision of plastic bottles better to use boiled rather than mineral water, helpful for protection of environment.

Recharging Batteries of Electronic Items On the Trek
Hydro electricicty or solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like camera, batteries, ipod, iphone etc. Tea houses or lodges may charge small fee per hours for charging facilities. Better to buy adoptors before the trip since plugs are limited. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.

Garbage Disposal
Use a dustbins and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry garbages in the way where dustbin facilities is not available and conserve the environment.

Spending Money per Day
It mainly depends upon spending habits, normally you should allocate US$ 9-12 per meal in Kathmandu and Pokhara. On trekking, US$ 10-14 a day is good enough to buy drinks and chocolates.

Travel Insurance for Annapurna semi circuit Trek
You should be sufficiently protected and need to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer the appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.

Washing and Toilet facilities for Annapurna semi circuit Trek:
All the guest houses offers hot showers, which can be in bathroom or can be a bucket of hot water. Please note that at high altitude there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. Limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated or firewood for the ecological reason. Every lodge have some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. If the water frozed then ask your guide to get warm bowl of water.
Toilet are mainly Asian squat style. Basically toilet are outside your room and vary in how clean they are. You should not through toilet paper in the toilet hole rather you should use rubbish bin tht is kept inside the toilet.

Tea Houses
On this trekking route local people have built tea houses lodge with food and beverage facilities. A simple room usually have two narrow beds. While staying in the tea houses you will see the charming local people with their good hospitality services.

How Can I Plan and Confirm My Trip?

Trekking Planner is a government licensed trekking company in Nepal. You can see photos of legal documents in about us section. We accept your booking under following terms and conditions:

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