15 Days Annapurna semi circuit trekking

"Adventure Around both sides of Scenic and Beautiful Annapurna Massive Mountains"
Good to Know
  • Duration 15 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 5416m
  • 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


  • Adventure around the 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 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 a 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 a sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, and duffle bags for porter, 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 safety on your trek at all times.

Trip Introduction: 15 Days Annapurna Semi Circuit Trekking

15 days Annapurna Semi Circuit Trekking is one of the popular trekking routes in the Annapurna area in Nepal. The trek around the Annapurna region is called Annapurna Circuit Trekking. In 1970s Manang area was opened for trekkers, and since then the circuit was possible for trekking. The Annapurna Region is rich in sceneries apart from the diverse culture and flora and fauna. 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, and you can also smell the perfume that comes from the different kinds of flowers that 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 Semi 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 snows. therefore, the trekkers have to be well prepared beforehand

Annapurna Semi Circuit Trekking around Annapurna massif is one of the finest in the Himalayas. It is 15 days program, that takes you right around the great Annapurna massif. The adventure starts from Besi-Sahar. This is a long course that follows the 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-la pass and the remains around the sacred area of Muktinath temple is also extremely interesting.

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.
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17 days Annapurna Semi 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.

    Upon arrival at the International airport in the Kathmandu, you will be picked up by Dipak/our airport representative and transfer to the hotel. After the check, you will have a free afternoon to explore the area by yourself (if you need any assistance from us please let us know). Evening includes welcome dinner in a nice and authentic Nepalese restaurant with Folk Culture program of Nepal while having your dinner. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

    Included accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Hotel Thamle Park/Hotel Pabera)and standard meals (welcome Dinner)

      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.

      Included accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Hotel Thamle Park/Hotel Pabera) and standard meals (Breakfast).

        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.

          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 and Dinner
          • Max. Altitude/Time2660 m/8730ft

          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.

            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.

              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.

                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.

                  After a wonderful time in Manang Village, the trek starts 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 the small village of Gunsang where you can take a short break for tea/coffee. Today you will stop at Yak Kharka, also known as Koche, from where it will take another 01 hrs to Churilattar. Stay overnight at the tea house.

                    After breakfast in the teahouse, the trek starts with a 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 it all the way to Thorang High Camp, if you do it today it will be easier for tomorrow. Stay overnight at the tea house.

                      Today the early morning you will start to walk with torchlight, slowly ascend, a nice view of Annapurna Mountain and Chulu west, and finally reach 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 beautiful, calm, and quiet, great and mysterious for pilgrims, and decorated with gods and goddesses. Stay overnight at the tea house.

                        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 then along the Kali Gandaki to the Jomsom. Jomsom is the administrative headquarters of the Mustang district. After the afternoon you will have a chance to visit Mustang Eco Museum. Stay overnight at the tea house.

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

                            After a wonderful time in and around Pokhara, today after breakfast you will transfer to the tourist bus station for a day countryside drive back to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at the hotel.

                            Note:  You can fly to Pokhara which takes 35min

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

                              Not satisfied with this regular itinerary? Make your own.

                              What's Included
                              • All airport Pick up drops by private vehicle.
                              • Welcome dinner in an Authentic Restaurant.
                              • 03 nights twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation with breakfast at 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
                              • 01 nights twin/double shearing accommodation with breakfast at 3-star hotel in Pokhara.
                              • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu and in Pokhara with a privet vehicle. (entrance fees extra).
                              • Kathmandu to Syange (if you want a private vehicle from Kathmandu also available on additional cost) and Pokhara to Kathmandu by bus (if you want a flight or private vehicle from Pokhara also available on additional cost).
                              • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card).
                              • A high 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.
                              • We provide assistance guide his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport, and insurance walking with the group to support where necessary as per the group size.
                              • Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the trekking.
                              • Safe drinking water.
                              • first, aid kit box.
                              • Trekking Planner’s a 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.
                              • All applicable government and local taxes as per the itinerary.
                              What's Excluded
                              • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos).
                              • All the International airfare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay a departure tax for international flight).
                              • Lunch and Dinner  in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
                              • Personal  travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation.
                              • In case of extra night accommodation, lunch and dinner in a 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 an itinerary.
                              • Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottled water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc).
                              •  The Tips to the trekking crews and drive.
                              • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather conditions, or any event out of our control.
                              Essential Info

                              Suggested Equipment List

                              • Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We provide one complimentary Trekking Planner duffel bag that is to be returned after the trip).
                              • Day pack.
                              • Sports shoes or sandals.
                              • Sun Hat/cap.
                              • Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket.
                              • Waterproof Gore-Tex layer.
                              • Pullover or warm sweeter.
                              • Raincoat.
                              • 4/5 pairs of good quality socks.
                              • Hand gloves.
                              • 2/3 pairs of trekking trousers.
                              • 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts.
                              • 3/4 pairs of underwear (non-cotton preferred).
                              • Sunglasses.
                              • Water bottle.
                              • Flash or Torch light.
                              • Camera and batteries.
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