Annapurna Circuit Trekking-19 Days

"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 1+
  • 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

Annapurna Circuit is one of the most popular and demanding trek in the world which lies in the western region of Nepal.  The trek provides incredible views of the Himalayas, an insight into Nepali Culture, and a tough yet rewarding experience.

Some of the main highlights of the Annapurna Circuit includes the following highlights:

  • Annapurna Circuit Trek: This trek offers incredible views of the most renowned and iconic Himalayas peak such as Annapurna I (8,091 m)Annapurna II (7,937 m), Annapurna III (7,555 m), Dhaulagiri I (8,167 m), Manaslu (8,163 m), Gangapurna (7,455 m), Himchuli (6,993 m), Pisang Peak (6,091 m), Tilicho Peak (7,135 m), Nilgiri Himal (7,061 m), Fishtail (6,993 m), Baraha Shikhar (Mt. Fang) (7647m) and so on.
  • Glimpse into Nepalese Culture: The trekking trail takes you through a range of various villages and towns, offering you an insight into Nepalese culture. You will have the opportunity to meet locals and learn about their way of life. You will meet variety of people on the way such as Magars, Gurungs, Thakali, and Manangies and so on.
  • Challenging but Rewarding Experience: The trail of annapurna is challenging but is a journey worth the reward. The sense of accomplishment trekkers will feel after finishing the walk is unmatched.
  • Poon Hill: The trek to Poonhill is the most popular trek on the way to Annapurna Base Camp for the morning sunrise view. The views from Poon Hill are extremely amazing, with Annapurna I (8,091 m)Gangapurna (7,455 m), Himchuli (6,993 m), Machhapuchre (6,993 m), Dhaulagiri I (8,167 m), Nilgiri Himal (7,061 m), Tukuche Peak (6,920 m).
  • Muktinath Temple: Muktinath Temple is both a Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage place. The temple is built in a lovely environment and is claimed to have healing abilities.
  • Thorong La Pass: The highest point during the trek is Thorong La Pass. The pass is located at an elevation of 5,416 meters and is a bit difficult but the views are worth the climb.
  • Jomsom: Jomsom is a small town located in the Mustang Region, the western part of Nepal. Jomsom is a famous trekking location as well as a gateway to the Mustang region.

Annapurna Circuit package is gonna be an incredible experience that trekkers and our clients will remember for the rest of the life time. If you are searching for an unforgettable destination to spend your vacation time in the lap of the mountain just go for it.

An advantage of booking trip with Nepal Trekking Planner

  • Private vehicle pick up and drop included for airports.
  • First-aid kit box.
  • Trekking Planner’s down jackets, t-shirt, and cap, if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (you should have insurance for emergency evacuation, which will be paid for by your travel insurance company).
  • We use an oximeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate, and we provide oxygen.
  • Sim cards are provided by our company for travelers, so there won’t be any networking issues.

Trip Introduction: Annapurna Circuit Trek With Thorong La Pass 2024/2025

Annapurna Circuit Trek 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 Trek 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.

Why Annapurna Circuit Trek with Thorong La Pass?

Annapurna Circuit is a 19 days journey that circles the Annapurna Massif, one of most famous trekking locations of Nepal. The journey begins in Kathmandu and concludes in Kathmandu, passing through some of the most beautiful Himalayan scenery, meet variety of people, and pass through lush forest and so on.

Annapurna Circuit Trip is a comparatively challenging trek but rewarding trekking route in Nepal. Thorong La Pass, at an elevation of 5,416 meters, is the highest point of the trek. The trek is best done in the spring (March-May) or fall (September-November), when the weather is moderate and there are less people.

There are numerous reasons why you should embark on the Circuit Trek. Here are a few of the most well-known:

The scenery is breathtaking. The circuit of Annapurna passes through some of Nepal's most stunning landscapes such as Kali Gandaki Gorge, Annapurna SanctuaryAnnapurna MassifDhaulagiri RangeManaslu RangeTilicho LakeBamboo Forest, The Rhododendron Forest, and Tibetan Villages including snow-capped mountains, deep valleys, and lush forests. You will also have the opportunity to see some of most famous temples and monasteries of Nepal.

Trekking in the circuit of Annapurna is one of the challenging still most demanding trek of Nepal. The Annapurna Circuit route is a difficult route, but it is also extremely rewarding. You might feel the sense of success feel when you reach the summit of Thorong La Pass is beyond anything other.

On the trial you will also get the opportunity to experience with the Nepali culture and tradition. The trek is an excellent method to learn about Nepali culture as you will meet various ethnic group following various religion. You will meet people from many walks of life, learn about their customs, and enjoy their hospitality.

The Annapurna Circuit package is an excellent choice for an amazing trekking adventure. It’s a challenging but rewarding trip through some of Nepalese most gorgeous scenery. You will also learn to know Nepali culture and become in shape.

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How should you prepare for Annapurna Circuit Trek?

Annapurna Circuit trip is a tough but rewarding trip through some of most beautiful terrain in western lap of Himalayas. If you intend to complete this trek, it is essential that you adequately prepare. Some of the tips for the preparation of the trek is mentioned below:

  • Get Yourself in Shape: The trekking trial to Annapurna Circuit is demanding and technically challenging. So you are requested to prepare yourself physically before you embark the trekking. You can train yourself by walking several hours every day. You can start with frequent aerobic workouts such as hiking, cycling, or jogging to condition your heart and lungs. To build endurance, gradually increase the intensity and duration of your workouts.
  • Pack the Necessary and Appropriate Equipment: Annapurna Circuit region requires proper equipment. A set of hiking boots, a warm jacket, a sleeping bag, a tent, and a backpack are all required. You can also pack some protein bars and also you need to drink plenty of water on your trial.
  • Adapt to The Altitude: Annapurna Circuit takes you to high altitudes, it is essential to acclimate to the altitude. This involves spending a few days at lower altitudes before beginning your ascent. Also, you need to walk slowly and in decent pace to avoid altitude. You are also suggested to drink plenty of water and avoid alcohol and meats. If you have any health related issue you can consult with your doctor before starting the trek.

Be mindful of the dangers. The trek is technically difficult and challenging with dangers such as Altitude Sickness, Frostbite, and Hypothermia. It is essential to be aware of these angers and take efforts to avoid them.

Required equipment for Annapurna Circuit

  • Clothing: Hiking boots, Warm jacket, Sleeping bag, Tent, Backpack, Sun hat, Sunglasses, Gloves, Layers of clothing
  • Gear: Trekking poles, Flashlight, First-aid kit, Map and compass, Sunscreen, Insect repellent, Water bottle, crampons
  • Other Items: Passport, Visa, Travel insurance, Money, Camera, Journal, Book, Snacks

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What is the Best Season for trekking to Annapurna Circuit?

The Autumn (September to November) and Spring (March to May) seasons are perfect timing for Annapurna Circuit. During these periods, the weather is moderate and clear, with enough of sunshine and low rainfall.

You are not suggested to trek during the Monsoon Season (June to August). The weather is damp and humid, and landslides and flooding are possible.
Winter trekking in the Annapurna Circuit is also not recommended (December to February). The weather is chilly and snowy, with treacherous pathways.

Climate and Weather around trekking trail of Annapurna Circuit

Autumn (September to November):

  • Temperature: -8 to 13 degrees Celsius
  • Weather: Sunny and clear, with little rain
  • Visibility: Excellent
  • Crowds: Peak season with maximum crowd

Spring (March to May):

  • Temperature: -5 to 14 degrees Celsius
  • Weather: Sunny and clear, with some rain
  • Visibility: Clear
  • Crowds: Peak season for expedition and comparatively less than of autumn season

Monsoon (June to August):

  • Temperature: -5 to 10 degrees Celsius
  • Weather: Wet and humid, with frequent rain
  • Visibility: Poor
  • Crowds: Few trekkers

Winter (December to February):

  • Temperature: -15 to 10 degrees Celsius
  • Weather: Cold and snowy, with icy trails
  • Visibility: Poor
  • Crowds: Few trekkers

Best weather & Climate for annapurna circuit trekking

Locals their cultures and tradition seen at Annapurna Circuit

Annapurna Circuit is one of the most popular trekking routes in the world, which lies in the western region of Nepal. The trek provides stunning view with amazing opportunity to experince the culture and tradition of the locals of the route. The Gurung, Magar, Thakuri, and Tibetans are among the many ethnic groups who live in the region. Each tribe of this region has its own distinct culture and customs, which may be seen in its language, clothing, food, and music.

The major role of religion is one of the most remarkable elements of the local culture. The vast majority of people in the Annapurna Region are Hindu or Buddhist, and their faith is very important to them. Every community has a temple or a monastery, and people frequently congregate to pray and celebrate religious festivals.

A strong sense of community is another significant component of the local culture. The people of the Annapurna Region are extremely friendly and welcoming, and they are always prepared to assist someone who visits.

Here are some of the information related to the people customs and traditions in the Annapurna Circuit Region:

  • Religion: The large majority of inhabitants of Annapurna Region are Hindu or Buddhist. The dominant faith is Hinduism, and the inhabitants celebrate a number of festivals throughout the year, including Dashain, Holi, and Tihar. Buddhism is also a major religion in the region, with numerous monasteries and temples where people can pray and meditate.
  • Langugage (Bhasa):  The official language of Nepal is Nepali, but a variety of other languages, including Gurung, Magar, Thakuri, and Tibetan, are spoken in the Annapurna Region. You will have great opportunity to learh about the langugae of the people of the region.
  • Traditional Attire: Traditional attire in the Annapurna region differs according to ethnic group. Traditional attire, on the other hand, includes the use of brilliantly colored materials, heavy jewelry, and ornate headdresses.
  • Food: The food in the Annapurna region is highly inspired by the people of different ethnic group with several traditions. Dal bhat (lentils and rice), momo (steamed dumplings), and thukpa (noodle soup) are among the most popular foods.
  • Festivals: The Annapurna Region celebrates a number of festivals throughout the year. Dashain, Holi, and Tihar are three of the most important festivals. Dashain is the largest and most important event, commemorating the victory of good over evil. Holi is a color festival in which people throw colored powder and water at each other. Tihar is a light celebration in which people decorate their homes with candles and lamps.

Travel Insurance for Annapurna Circuit

Before you choose to travel you must need to consider some things you might face on the way. Trekking Planner Nepal shares you some points you need to consider when choosing travel insurance:

  • Altitude sickness: Altitude is the main problem you might face on the way to trekking .This is because the Annapurna Circuit is a high-altitude hike, altitude sickness is a possibility risk. You need to make sure your insurance covers altitude sickness-related medical expenses, including helicopter evacuation.
  • Trip Cancellation: There is always a chance of the last minute cancellation of your trip. The possibility of your trip cancellation might be due to bad weather, illness, or any other unforeseen circumstances. Especially in the Himalayans region the weather might change in any moment. So, you are suggested to check that your vacation cancellation insurance covers the cost of your flights and accommodations.
  • Luggage Loss or Damage: Sometime you might lose your luggage or might get damaged on the way to trip. Check that your insurance covers the cost of replacing any lost or damaged items.
  • Medical Charges: Even if you are in good health, having travel insurance that covers medical bills is always a good idea. This could might include doctor appointments, hospital stays, and prescription medicines.

Trekking Planner Nepal recommends World Nomad Travel Insurance for insurance policy.

  • World Nomads: World Nomads is a popular travel insurance company that offers a variety of policies to suit different needs. They have a good reputation for customer service and their policies are easy to understand.

When selecting a travel insurance coverage, it is important to thoroughly read the fine print to ensure you understand what is and is not covered. You should also ensure that the policy is legal in Nepal.

Here are a few Additional Recommendations for Buying travel Insurance for your trek:

  • Compare Policies from Several Companies: Because there are so many different travel insurance companies out there, it is important to compare policies from various companies before purchasing one. This will assist you in determining the appropriate insurance for your requirements and budget.
  • Read the fine print: Once you've discovered a policy that interests you, make sure to thoroughly read the fine print. This will help you understand what is and is not covered.

Check that the policy is still in effect in Nepal: Not all travel insurance policies are valid in Nepal, so double-check that the policy you're purchasing is.

Washing and toilet facilities at the trail of Annapurna Circuit

  • Washing Facilities: The washing facilities during the circuit of annapurn might varies on the lodge and services you choose on the trek.  Most teahouses provide a bucket of cold water and a basin for washing, while others charge an affordable cost for hot water. You are suggested to carry a small travel towel and some soap.
  • Shower facility: This is the most common type of washing facility on the Annapurna Circuit. It is important to be prepared for cold water, as hot water is not always available. Now most of the lodges provides hot shower facilities still some places may lack that facility. The lodges charge extra for hot shower.
  • Shared Bathroom: As most teahouses have shared restrooms, you need to share the toilet and shower with other travelers. It is essential to be considerate of other trekkers and to keep the bathroom clean.
  • Private Bathroom: Some lodges provide private bathrooms, which means you will have your own toilet and shower. This is a more luxurious option, but it is also more expensive.

You may have access to a private bathroom with a shower if you stay at a lodge.

  • Toilet Facilities: The toilets facilities on the Annapurna Circuit are basic. You are suggested to carry toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Some teahouses feature shared facilities for men and women, while others have separate toilets for men and women.
  • Squat toilets: The most common kind of toilet on the Annapurna Circuit is the squat toilet. They consist of a hole in the ground with an elevated platform for squatting. Squat toilets should be used with care since they might be slippery.

Western toilets are less widespread on the Annapurna Circuit, but they are gaining popularity. They are the same as the toilets you would find in your own home.

Accommodation facilities at the trail of Annapurna Circuit

  • Tea Houses: On the Annapurna Circuit, teahouses are the most popular type of accommodation. They provide simple rooms with common bathrooms. Teahouses are a fantastic alternative for those on a limited budget.

  • Lodges: Despite more expensive than teahouses, lodges have more comfortable rooms with private bathrooms. Lodges are an excellent choice for travelers seeking a more luxurious experience.

  • Camping: Camping is another option on the Annapurna Circuit. However, it is important to prepare for the cold weather and altitude. Camping is an excellent choice for travelers seeking a more adventurous experience.

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.

Outline Itinerary for Annapurna Circuit Trekking-19 Days

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft )
  • Day 2: Full day in Kathmandu/Trek preparation day
  • Day 3: Drive to Syange 1,460 m on Nepal Western highway - 07 hrs.
  • Day 4: Trek to Dharapani 1,920 m - 06 hours.
  • Day 5: Trek to Chame (2660 m/8730ft) 4-5 hrs walk
  • Day 6: Trek to Pisang (3185m/10450ft) 4-5 hrs walk
  • Day 7: Trek to Manang (3480m/11420ft) 4-5 hrs walk
  • Day 8: Rest day at Manang for local hikes and acclimatization.
  • Day 9: Trek to Churilattar (4180m/13714ft) 4-5 hrs walk
  • Day 10: Trek to Churi Lattar to Thorang Phedi(4447m/14600ft) 3-4 hrs or Thorang High Camp (4910m/16109ft) 4-5 hrs walk
  • Day 11: Trek to Muktinath (3700m/12140ft) via Throng-La (5416m/17770ft) 6-7 hrs walk
  • Day 12: Trek to Marpha (2660m/8728ft) via Kagbeni 5-6 hrs walks
  • Day 13: Trek to Kalopani (2530m/8300ft) 4-5 hrs walks
  • Day 14: Trek to Tatopani (1190m/3905ft) 5-6 hrs walk
  • Day 15: Trek to Gorepani (2780m/9121ft) 6-7 hrs walks
  • Day 16: Trek to Tikhedhunga (1570m/5150ft) via Poon hill (3210 m/10532ft) 4-5 hrs.
  • Day 17: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara (820m/2690ft) about 3 hrs walk and 1 and half hrs drive
  • Day 18: Drive to Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft) 7 hrs drive
  • Day 19: Final departure
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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.

    Trip Map
    Annapurna Circuit Trekking-19 Days Map
    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.
    Departure Dates
    • This trip departs every day of the year.
    • This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip as per your need, please contact us.
    • This trip is available on both a Fixed Departure and a Private Group Basis.
    • 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, Wechat and Viber) so that Trekking Planner can happily manage your trip on dates favorable for you.
    • Trekking Planner also organizes various trips in small groups that can suit you. We recommend you reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away for a wonderful experience with us. Hurry up! Adventure is waiting for you.
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    Essential Info

    Equipment and Gear List

    trekking iconGeneral

    • Four-season (-20 degree) sleeping bag (We provide rental sleeping bags available for an additional USD 35)
    • Puffy down jacket (We provide rental jackets for an additional USD 35)
    • Daypack (25-30 liters recommended) with rain cover

    HeadUpper Body

    • Sun hat or cap (We'll provide you with a trekking cap.)
    • warm woolen hat
    • Scarf/Neck Buff (highly recommended to get saved from wind and cold)
    • Headlamp or mobile torch light for nighttime
    • Polarized sunglasses

    TorsoTorso

    • Technical fabric base layer thermals are light for warmer months, heavy for colder months
    • Technical fabric t-shirts and sleeve sweaters or high-necks
    • Waterproof rain jacket
    • windproof jacket for the walk as it gets windy
    • Fleece jacket or down jacket

    PantLower Body

    • thermals inner
    • Hiking pants at least 3
    • Comfortable pants for teahouses
    • Waterproof, windproof shell
    • Hiking shorts

    GlovesHands

    • Woolen gloves for the tea house
    • Hard-shell windproof outer gloves for the walk

    FeetFeet

    • Marino Wool or comfortable, warm socks
    • Hiking socks
    • Liner socks
    • Trekking/hiking boots (waterproof recommended)
    • Crampons (For passes)
    • Casual shoes or sandals that are comfortable for the time in the tea house
    • Gaiters (lightweight for rain and snow)

    UndergarmentsUndergarments and inner wears

    • Technical fabric/quick drying (can be washed during the trek)
    • Sports bras (women)
    • sleeping clothes as per the comfortability

    MedicineFirst Aid Kits and Medications

    • Sunscreen SPF- 50+
    • Lip balm or Vaseline
    • ointment cream
    • Cough Syrup and strepsils (recommended for Khumbu Cough)
    • Creams and medicines (for any allergies or diseases)

    (Note: Our guides carry medications, oxygen cans, and first aid kits during the trip. However, personal kits and medications are recommended.)

    Other essentialsOther Essentials

    • Passport
    • Extra copies of passport-sized photos
    • Reusable water bottle
    • Toilet paper, small soap, and shampoo
    • Water purification tablets or UV water purifier (if you plan to treat water)
    • water bladder for the day bag
    • small towel for personal use
    • Pillowcase in case of allergies to new pillows
    • High-protein snacks (such as mountain bars or nuts)
    • Waterproof/dry bags for carrying essential documents, stuff, frequently used items, and money
    • Power bank or extra batteries
    • Cameras and mobile phone
    • Cards/book
    • Pee bottle/ pee funnel for women
    • Trekking poles
    • Whistle in case your voice is not loud enough to stop or start
    • Thermos for hot water during the nighttime
    • We give you a free duffel bag, trekking cap, maps, and t-shirt during your pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The duffel bag will be used to pack your trekking supplies.
    • For every two participants, we assign one porter. The porter will carry the duffel bag, which should weigh around 10 kg/22 lbs., throughout the walk.
    • Daypack bag for daily used stuff like cash, documents, papers, a water bottle or bladder, a camera, toiletries, sunscreen, a notebook, clothing, etc. (with a waterproof cover).
    • You can store your luggage (on-trekking items) at the hotel in Kathmandu, and we can assist and help.
    • Total luggage for the Kathmandu-Lukla flight is (15 kg/33 lbs.), including duffel (10 Kg/22 lbs.) and backpack (5 kg/11 lbs.)
    • A down jacket with a hood(cap) to be warm in altitudes above 3,000m.
    • We can provide a down jacket for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, you need to pay back the cost of USD 200 per item.
    • We can provide a sleeping bag for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, USD 200 per item must be paid.

    Note: Supplies and gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu. Once you are in Nepal, you can buy supplies and gear for hiking if you have spare time. Trekking Planner Nepal representatives will assist you in purchasing the equipment. Thamel a tourist hub, offers a wide range of trekking equipment at affordable prices. Don't wear short clothes inside the monasteries and religious places.

    FAQs
    • The best time to do Annapurna circuit trekking is in autumn aug, just to the end of December, and during springtime, from mid-February to the end of June.

    • The starting point for the Annapurna circuit trek is from Besisahar or Tatopani, and on both sides, the only access to those places is through driving.

    • The best way to stay hydrated is by drinking 3 liters of water daily and at least consume 1 liter of hydration drink daily.

    • The weather conditions in springtime and autumn are clear, with good views, landscapes, greenery, and flowers blossoming.

    • Trekking planner Nepal can provide guide and porter-only facilities. The rate for a guide is 25-30 dollars per day, and for the porter is 20-25 dollars per day.

    • Yes, the medical facilities at Manang, Muktinath, Jomsom, Chame, and Pisang at these places medical facilities are available.

    • The trek costs 1499, including accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara, food, and mountain lodging. All transportation, including the guide, porter, their salary, and everything inclusive package with no hidden cost.

    • The Annapurna complete circuit trek is usually 15-16 days in the mountains if we don't count the days in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

    • The alternative routes are Tilicho Lake, Gangapurna Lake, and Ice Lake, which can be added or squeezed into the itinerary during Annapurna circuit trekking.

    • The must-see attractions along the Annapurna circuit trekking trail are Muktinath temple, Thorang Pass, ice lake, pokal gumba, and naol gyaru. The must-see attractions are apple at Mustang and apple wine at Mustang—thakali food (Nepali dal bhat).

    • The total distance of the Annapurna circuit trek is 160 kilometers.

    • The gear and equipment that should be brought for the Annapurna circuit trek are crampons, trekking poles, good boots for the walk, and headlamps. These are compulsory for the Annapurna circuit trek.

    • A guide and porter are required, or a porter guide can speak on your behalf, take care of the trekkers, and arrange the accommodations according to the itinerary. Even the government of Nepal seeks either a guide or a porter during the trek for the Annapurna circuit.

    • Trekkers usually don't feel well or encounter a problem during the Thorang high camp or at an altitude after 4500 meters.

    • It's possible, but it is not advised to trek independently, and even according to the new law of government, having either a guide or a porter is necessary.

    • Annapurna circuit trek is considered a moderate level of trek as it involves Thorang la pass and is a journey of 15-16 days in the mountains.

    • Yes, we may sometimes encounter dangerous wildlife along the trail of the Annapurna circuit trek snow leopard, tigers, mountain goats, yak, black bears, langur, wild cats, Danphe, Himalayan snow cock, and many more wild and rare animals.

    • Altitude sickness can be a concern as Annapurna circuit trekking includes crossing Thorang la Pass :

      • Walking at an altitude of 5420m. So, stroll around at your own pace during the walk.
      • Consuming a good amount of food and at least 3 liters of water daily.
      • Staying warm during the night time.
      • Not rushing too much and following the guide's instructions will help prevent altitude sickness.
    • For preparation, Annapurna circuit trekkers should stop using lifts, engage in cardiovascular exercises at the gym, go for walks during their free time, and develop a habit of walking at least 4-5 kilometers per day.

    • There are a variety of food choices to select from. Trekking planner Nepal has an option of an open menu where the trekkers and travelers can have any food of their choice after looking at the menu.

    • The accommodation at the Annapurna circuit trek is quite basic, with rooms with a carpet, two beds, and a table during the trekking trail of the Annapurna circuit.

    • The permits required for the Annapurna circuit trek are the Annapurna Conservation Area permit and the trekker's information management system permit. Trekking planner Nepal prepares the permits after they send a photo of their passports.

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      Awesome trip and great company

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      Fantastic first Nepal trek

      I had a fantastic experience from start to finish! Dipak was very quick to respond to my questions before I arrived. I felt well-prepared. Really informative local guide for cultural day tour in Kathmandu before starting the trek. Then 17 days trekking with a kind and enthusiastic guide (Aitey Tamang) who was on top of all details, 100%. He was so thoughtful when I got sick for 24 hours. Later in our trek he was willing to pull out maps with me and discuss how we could change up the routes a bit to better match my interests and energy. Thanks, everyone!
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