19 Days Annapurna Circuit Trekking

"Adventure Around both sides of scenic and beautiful Annapurna Massive Mountains"
Good to Know
  • Duration 19 Days
  • Difficulty Level Advance
  • Max. Altitude 5416.00m
  • Group Size 2+
  • Trip Starts Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends Kathmandu
  • Group Style Group and Private
  • Activities Trekking, Historical and Cultural Excursion
  • Best Season March-June and Sept-Dec

Highlights

  • Adventure around massive Annapurna Himalaya with scenic and high Thorang-La pass.
  • A breathtaking experience on daily walks with spectacular scenery of mountains and valley.
  • From low warm areas to cooler alpine zone and towards arctic areas of ice and glaciers.
  • Enchanting woodland and into interesting lovely villages treasured with Buddhism culture.
  • Walking both sides from dry, arid North to lush green South of Annapurna Himalaya.

An advantage  of booking trip with Nepal Trekking Planner

  • All airports pick up drop by private vehicle (for both international and domestic flights).
  • First aid kit box.
  • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company).
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.

Trip Introduction: 19 Days Annapurna Circuit Trekking 2022/2023

19 Days Annapurna Circuit Trekking is among the few treks that combine different landscapes, undulated and adventurous sections, extensive biodiversity and, flora and fauna besides the cultural variations of the inhabiting communities. From the lush valleys of Pokhara and Kali Gandaki River to the mysteries of Manang, Muktinath, and Marpha, this trekking experience shall leave you truly mesmerized and smiling. Beautiful waterfalls and lush valleys, colorful and lively villages, close up views of Annapurna massifs, unique Fishtail Mountain, Dhaulagiri Mountain, and several others, and the challenging Thorang La Pass (5416m) with the fabulous view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu, decorate this trekking trail of Annapurna Circuit Trekking.

Annapurna Circuit Trekking circumambulates the amphitheater of Annapurna massifs in the anti-clockwise direction starting the trek from Khudi which is near Besi Sahar, the administrative headquarters of Lamjung District. Gradually exploring the villages less influenced by the ills of development and through the trails with beautiful waterfalls, green and lush landscapes, the trail enters Tibetan influenced settlements of Manang and heads into the Mustang district over the challenging yet inspiring Thorang La Pass decorated with prayer flags and providing the beautiful view of lofty peaks. You shall then experience exemplary religious harmony in the surroundings of sacred Muktinath Temple before moving onto the Marpha village, famous for delicious apples and local elixir made from apple, through the trail that turns windy in the afternoon.

Through another famous settlement of Jomsom, you shall explore the natural hot-springs in Tatopani, trek past one of the deepest gorges of the world (the gorge made by Kali Gandaki River) after Kalopani village and wander around Ghorepani before moving on to the villages at lower altitude including Tikhedhunga and beautiful Poonhill. Complete your Annapurna Circuit Trekking in Pokhara valley and move on to Kathmandu before leaving for the respective onward destinations. En route you shall enjoy the lively countryside of Nepal near Khudi, cross vertigos suspension bridges and subtropical forests, walk through stone stairs at several places, explore beautiful apple orchards in Brathang, Marpha and other villages and marvel at excellent views of the Himalayas accompanying the entire trail.

Annapurna Circuit Trekking is graded as moderate to adventurous trekking trail with the maximum elevation at Thorang La Pass (5416m). In the trail that offers an original trademark and diverse cultural characteristics of Nepal, you need to have above average physical fitness, mental endurance and openness to enjoy the diversity offered. Though this trail can be embarked upon round the year, September to December and March to May are the best seasons. Get the best out of this exciting trail by joining the quality professional team of Nepal Trekking Planner. We also organize other activities such as trekking, tours, peak climbing and more for groups of elders and families with children. Enjoy a hassle-free holiday in Nepal with our team.

Important Note

  • Every day of the year, trip departures are available.
  • This trip can be completely customized. Please contact us if you want to customize the trip.
  • This trip is available on a fixed departure basis as well as a private group basis.
  • If you are traveling alone or with your family, you can book this trip privately.
  • Have a large group? We can meet all your requirements.
  • We can work with you to make it affordable.
  • We accept online payments and instant bookings.
Itinerary
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The Annapurna Circuit Trekking provides with standard Itinerary days where some days walks can be shorter or longer as per your physical fitness, some designated overnight stops can change, due to available rooms and other facilities and etc…….

We will follow the itinerary if its need to be changes in case of weather, landslides and difficulties on walks requiring more days where our leader and lead head guides decides holding full authority for Trekking Planner Nepal

  • Accommodation3 Star hotel
  • Mealswelcome dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time1350m/4430ft

Upon arrival you will be picked up from the international airport in Kathmandu and transferred to the hotel by our airport representative. Later you will be introduced to your trek leader/guide; and he will brief you about the actual trekking plans, roadmaps and check your gear to be sure you have everything required to get the trek underway. Once all your equipment and clothing are checked and we are sure you are well equipped for the journey, we meet for a welcome dinner with the whole group. Then you will spend an overnight in Kathmandu..

  • Accommodation3 Star hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude/Time1350m/4430ft

Today you have a full day guided sightseeing tour to the Buddhist and Hindu sights in Kathmandu, probably to Durbar Square, then visit "Swyambhunath" a Holy sight of Hinduism and Buddhism also known as "the monkey temple" as a large number of holy monkeys are living in the north-west part of the temple. Next, you will be taken to "Pashupatinath a sacred Hindu temple situated on the bank of the Bagmati River. You will then be driven to "Boddhanath Stupa" one of the biggest and oldest stupas in the world. Later in the afternoon there will be a pre-trip meeting with your trekking guide in your hotel. Our office representative will brief you regarding the trek as well as provide you the opportunity to ask any questions of the upcoming trip. Second overnight in Kathmandu.

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time1,460 m

Morning an interesting and scenic long driving journey on Nepal mid west highway, journey leads to Besisar town then on the dirt road to Khudi, Bulbule and Ngadi following the Marysangdi River upstream, drive continues through rice terraces fields and villages to Syange for overnight stop.

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time1,920 m

First day walk start with uphill climb on leaving Marysangdi River behind to reach at Jagat village, a farm village with many lodges for trekkers. From Jagat village walk continues on winding path to Chamje, and back at Marysangdi River to cross eastern bank into forested area, with views of Annapurna and Manaslu mountain ranges, as our walk advances on a wide path to Tal Besi.

At Tal Besi for refreshment or lunch break, where few hours walk takes you to Dharapani village for overnight stop, Dharapani a nice village situated on the junction of Annapurna circuit and Manaslu trekking trail.

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time2660 m/8730ft

Chame is the head quarter of the Manang district. So, today after breakfast you will star the day with few slow up hill 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.

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time3185m/10450ft

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.

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time3480m/11420ft

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 over night at the tea house

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time3480m/11420ft

A necessary rest day for acclimatization, before heading higher altitude towards Tilicho Lake and towards high Thorang-La Pass, at Manang taking short walks and explore Manang village and its beautiful valley, Manang the main and a large village of the areas placed on windswept valley by the bank of Marysangdi River beneath towering Annapurna II-III and Gangapurna mountain range, a nice walk uphill for views of Gangapurna Glacier and the Manang emerald Lake.

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time4180m/13714ft

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 over night at the tea house.

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time4447m/14600ft

After breakfast in teahouse, start trek with few and slowly up and down 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. 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 over night at the tea house.

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time5416m/17770ft and 3700m/12140ft

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. Stay overnight at the tea house.

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time2660m/8728ft

Today an early morning wake up with Muktinath temple and after breakfast easy trek down to Kagbeni. The trail descends very quickly to the valley floor. The descent is through a dramatic, arid landscape all the way to Kagbeni. Trek onwards to Jomsom and further to Marpha village, a major village on the Kaligandaki trading route. This is very windy path in the afternoon and therefore it’s good to cross before noon following the down stream of Kaligandaki with different views of mountain and sandy path. Visit Marpha village with Monastery, Apple Brandy factory and around. stay overnight at the tea house.

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time2530m/8300ft

Today after breakfast you trek through the several villages with nice view of Dhaulagiri Ice-fall. The trail still flows along the Kaligandaki River known as Thak Khola until Kalopani. After Marpha today you have chances to visit Tukche, Larjung and Kobang villages, other villages of the Thakalis, land of Apple. Stay over night at the tea house.

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time1190m/3905ft

After wonderful of view of Mt. Annapurna I, today after breakfast trek slow down hill to Dana, where we are going to stop for lunch. Right after Kalopani you will see one of the deepest gorges of the world. After lunch another 02 hrs walks to Tatopani, at Tatopani the view of Mt. Nilgiri is magnificent. Natural hot spring bathing is a main attraction to the clients at Tatopani. Tato is ‘hot’ and pani is ‘water’ in Nepali. On reach at Tatopani, refreshment ant then trek about 10min to hot spring pool. Stay over night at the tea house.

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time2780m/9121ft

In Nepal never finish up and down especially when you are doing trekking in the mountain, so today you have to climb the 1600m in a day to Gorepaani. On the way, you will pass through the villages of many ethnic groups in every short distance with different life style, housing style accordingly profession too. The main villages on the way are Ghara, Shikha, Phalate and Chitre. Today you will have different view of Mt Dhaulagri, Mt Nilgiri and Mt Annapurna. Stay over night at the tea house.

    Today an early morning guide will take you to the Poon Hill, where you may able to the sunrise for the lifetime memory. Over 30 snow-capped peaks of the whole Annapurna range can be seen from here in include Mt Fishtail and Mt Dhaulagiri. After wonderful time in the Poon Hill, back to hotel for breakfast, than continues trek to the Tirkhedhunga. This area is one of the finest and most famous trekking areas of Nepal. The Annapurna ranges and Machhapuchre (Fishtail) dominate the mountain views with glimpses of farther Lamjung Himal and the Manaslu range to the east. Stay overnight at the tea house.

    • Accommodation3 Star Hotel
    • MealsBreakfast and Lunch
    • Max. Altitude/Time820m/2690ft

    After wonderful time in the mountain you descend to Birethanti from where the trail begins level till Nayapul from where your trek going to finish and drive to Pokhara. Stay over night at the hotel in Pokhara.

    • Accommodation3 Star Hotel
    • MealsBreakfast and farewell dinner
    • Max. Altitude/Time1350m/4430ft

    After breakfast in the hotel in Pokhara, you will be ready for day drive back to Kathmandu through the scenic countryside. Stay over night at the hotel in Kathmandu.

    Note: You can fly to Pokhara which takes 35min

    • MealsBreakfast


    Today we will transfer you to the international airport for your departure back home

    Not satisfied with this regular itinerary? Make your own.

    Inclusions
    What's Included
    • All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle.
    • Welcome and farewell dinner in Authentic Restaurant.
    • 03 nights twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB in Kathmandu.
    • 02 deluxe twin/double shearing accommodation on BB in Pokhara.
    • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu and in Pokhara with privet vehicle.(entrance fees extra).
    • 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).
    • Annapurna 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 (will carry about 15 kg-20 kg weight)with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation and equipment.
    • Twin/Double shearing accommodation at the lodge in the mountain during the trekking.
    • We provide assistant guide his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport and insurance walking with group to support where necessary as per the group size.
    • Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trekking.
    • First add kid box.
    • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, Ti-shart, Cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
    • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company).
    • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trekkiung(Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible.
    • All applicable government and local taxes as per the itinerary;
    What's Excluded
    • Your Nepal Visa fees.
    • All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu.
    • 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.
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    If the given date is not appropriate for you, Please CONTACT US (Call/email now for a private trip, [email protected], Mobile +977 98510 71767 (24 hrs) - WhatsApp and Viber)so that Trekking Planner can happily manage your trip on dates favorable for you.

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    Essential Info

    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
    • 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.
    Client Reviews
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      Trekking Planner recommendation. We walked the Annapurna Circuit and the Annapurna Sanctuary

      Dipak of Trekking Planner organized our walk for us - a couple of South African women. He was fantastic - everything worked out so smoothly because of his wonderful attention to detail. He really assessed us well and organized things so that they suited us. Krishna, our porter-guide was excellent - happy to walk the extra many miles because we wanted to. Dipak was in touch with him for the 19 days of our walk and was ready to help if necessary. When the man at the bus stop in chaotic Kathmandu held up a sign with our name and shouldered the heavy rucksack to walk us back to the hotel at the end of the bus trip, I realized just how excellent Dipak's organization was. And the wonderful meal he treated us to, the prayer scarf and the final trip to the airport just made my trip so easy and satisfying. His advice was pertinent and well thought out at all times. We were really lucky, weather-wise, and had the most perfect trip ever. I highly recommend this organization to anyone who is planning a trip to Nepal. He will arrange things just as YOU would like them and then pay the most thoughtful attention to detail. Thanks Dipak and Krishna for making my dream trip of many years be so fantastic. Anthea van Wieringen. Cape Town South Africa.

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      Anthea145South Africa,Apr 01, 2015
    • rating star

      A walk around Annapurna and into the Sanctuary

      Absolutely fantastic trip. My dream come true - high mountains, fascinating culture, great trekking, incredible organization called Trekking Planner.

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      Anthea145South Africa,Apr 01, 2015
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