Annapurna Circuit Trek

  • Nepal
  • 21 Day(s)

Annapurna circuit trek is one another amazing trekking destination, best suit for the first timers and also for those who are wishing to have a complete encircle of the world’s tenth highest mountain Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m), equally to explore the varied scenes and sceneries and so forth. The ultimate goal of this trek is to have a complete orbit of the Annapurna and traversing the Thorong La pass (5,416 m) sneak around the incredible landscapes, majestic Himalayas and more.

Located in the north-western Nepal, Annapurna circuit trek is one another most popular trekking trips in Annapurna region. Popularly known as round Annapurna trek, it is one another classic trekking trails and frequently organized trekking destinations by Footprint Adventure. It is popular not because, you will not only be able to have an opportunity to have an amazing glance of the world’s tenth highest peak Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m), but you will equally be able to sneak around the most amazing mountain vistas, offering you ample of opportunity to capture the scenes and sceneries of gorgeous landscapes and so forth.

Annapurna circuit trek undoubtedly offers more variety than any other equivalent length trekking, as it takes you whole around the world’s one of the highest mountain Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m), alongside the world’s deepest gorge Kali Gandaki that flows between Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m) and Mt. Annapurna I (8,091 m). Similarly, you will also have astonishing views of lofty mountains and equally the sunrise and sunset views from Ghorepani Poon hill, which is regarded to be the best viewpoint for having the range of the white-mountains, amazing sceneries and incredible landscapes ranging from sub-tropical through alpine peaks to an arid semi-desert akin to Tibet.

You will cross Thorong La pass (5,416 m), the highest point during the trekking and then traverse alongside the glaciers, glacial lakes, boulder, sloppy hills, green valley and the dense forest full of varieties of flora and fauna, varieties of herbs, shrubs. You will have amazing experience while passing through the terraced farm field, beautiful village of various ethnic groups namely Gurung, Magar, Thakali, Manangi and so forth, where you will have an opportunity to spend time, chit-chat, explore their unique lifestyles, rituals, and enjoy the local dishes and delicacies if you wish to, otherwise, enjoy taking photographs and explore the blend of culture of both Hindu and Buddhist, especially at Muktinath areas, all these features are clear enough that why Annapurna circuit trekking is a special one and often organized trips.

The glance of the mountains you will have including that of Mt. Annapurna I (8,091 m), Mt. Annapurna II (7,937 m), Mt. Annapurna III (7,555 m), Mt. Annapurna IV (7,525 m), Mt. Annapurna South (7,219 m), Mt. Langtang (7,300 m), Mt. Fishtail known as Mt. Machhapuchre (6,998 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m) and more. This trekking trip is suitable for both the novice travelers (the first timers) and equally to those who are willing to have a wild adventure. Annapurna circuit trekking is possible also the tea house trekking or the camping trekking.

Annapurna Circuit trek begins right after a short sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley. Once you will finish sight-seeing, you will have a short drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar. From Besishahar, you will climb up to Khudi alongside Gurung village you will reach Bahundanda. The next day crossing Marsyangdi river you will reach Chyamje, and continue to Bagarchhap and then finally reach Chame, headquarter of Manang district, where you will explore the unique architecture, rituals. After exploring all around, you will continue and enter into Manang village, where you will have one-day free time for acclimatization. Once you are ready, you will continue trekking alongside scenic route via Yak Kharka, the yak and sheep herding areas and crossing Thorang - La pass (5,416 m), the highest point of the trail, you will continue trekking to Muktinath, Marpha valley, you will then continue trekking to Ghasa and then Tatopani, where you will spend a day for having bath from natural hot water and finally, you will reach Ghorepani where you will have a short hike to Poon Hill, the best hill station in order to have amazing mountain vista. After having astonishing vistas, you will continue trekking down to Nayapul and then finally drive back to Pokhara and fly back to Kathmandu.


Trip Highlighht

    •  Kathmandu sightseeing provide world heritage sites sightseeing with tour guide.   
    •  Annapurna Circuit trek is one of the world's classic trekking routes.
    •  Thorong La  pass, 5416m, offering stunning views across the Himalaya
    •  Enjoy sunrise views across to the Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri from Poon hill.
    •  Pokhara city also interesting city it is famous for Lake , greenery view, beautiful terrace fields.

Trip Facts

Duration: 21 Day(s)

Trip Grade: Moderate

Best season: March-May, Sep-Nov

Max. altitude: 5416 m/17,764 ft (Throng Pass )

Trek Starts From: Kathmandu

Trek Ends: Kathmandu

Activities: Trekking and Sightseeing

Accomodation: Hotel/Lodge in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Tea houses/camping during the trek.

Trasnportation: Flight and Private vehicle

Per day walk: 5-6 hrs.

Group Size : 1-12 people

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,345 m/4,264 ft).

Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley and trek preparation.

Day 03: Drive to Besisahar (800 m/2,664 ft) by Bus 7-8 hrs.

Day 04: Trek Besishar to Bahundanda (1,310 m/4,297 ft) 5-6 hrs.

Day 05: Trek Bahundanda to Chyamje (1,400 m/4,592 ft) 5-6 hrs.

Day 06: Trek Chyamje to Bagarchhap/Dharapani (2,160 m/7,085 ft) 6-7 hrs.

Day 07: Trek Bagarchhap/Dharapani to Chame (2,630 m/8,626 ft) 5-6 hrs.

Day 08: Trek Chame to Pisang (3,300 m/10,824 ft) 5-6 hrs.

Day 09: Trek Pisang to Manang (3,540 m/11,611 ft) 5-6 hrs.

Day 10: Acclimatization day at Manang village.

Day 11: Trek Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110 m/13,481 ft) 4-5 hrs.

Day 12: Trek Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,600 m/15,088 ft) 4-5 hrs.

Day 13: Trek Thorang Phedi to Muktinath (3,800 m/12,464 ft) via Thorung La pass (5,416 m/17,764 ft) 7-8 hrs.

Day 14: Trek Muktinath to Marpha (2,670 m/8,758 ft) 5-6 hrs.

Day 15: Trek Marpha to Ghasa (2,010 m/6,593 ft) 5-6 hrs.

Day 16: Trek Ghasa to Tatopani (1,190 m/3,903 ft) 5-6 hrs.

Day 17: Trek Tatopani to Ghorepani(2,810 m/9,217 ft) 6-7 hrs.

Day 18: Trek Ghorepani to Poon hill(3,210 m/10,529 ft) to Tikhe Dhunga(1,570 m/5150 ft) 5-6 hrs.

Day 19: Trek Tikhedunga to Naya pul (1,010 m/3,313 ft) 3-4 hrs and drive to Pokhara one and half hour.

Day 20: Pokhara to Kathmandu by flight or tourist bus and farewell dinner.

Day 21: Final departure.

Cost Include(s)

    • Airport Pick up and drop by necessary transport
    • Kathmandu sightseeing with tour guide and private transport
    • Standard hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Full board meals ( breakfast, Lunch and  dinner ) in trekking
    • Three cup of tea or coffee per day in trekking
    • During the trekking region Lodge or Guest House accommodation
    • Government Licence holder experience English speaking guide.
    • Honest, Kind, helpful with strong porter
    • Food, Accommodation, Salary, Equipments, Medicines and insurance for trekking staff
    • Annapurna Conservation  Permit and TIMS
    • Surface ground transfer on necessary place
    • All government taxes
    • Footprint adventure's T-Shirt and trekking map
    • Airport departure tax
    • Sleeping bag and Dawn jacket etc
    • Farewell dinner with culture show programme in typical restaurant


Cost Exclude(s)

    • Personal trekking equipments
    • Your travel and rescue insurance
    • Entrance fees in sightseeing sports
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu,Pokhara
    • Tips for guide, porter and driver
    • Mineral water, soft drinks and hard drinks
    • Donation for local people, hospital, school (not compulsory)
    • Internet, telephone, wifi, medicines, shower, electricity charge fee
    • Rest of expenses which are not mentioned on Price includes.

High Altitute Sickness-
Annapurna  Circuit Trek would be life time memory  in your life. If you are not fit we will not recommend to go this trekking. While you are going toward the Throng la Pass you have to eat lot of food and drink . If you have other problem you have to admit the hospital soon in this case you call the helicopter for resque and our staff will help to you for  your treatmemt  . If you have medical insurance the rescue helicopter payment will be cover by the insurance company so medical insurance is necessary to go this trekking.

Trekking Grade -
Annapurna Circuit Trek is pretty long trek that goes right into high mountain country so; it is physically quite strenuous which involves approx 5-6 hours trekking along the way. There is no previous experience is required, used to some regular exercise and enjoy walking in the high altitude conditions.

The best seasons for Annapurna Circuit Trek are from mid September till November end and from the beginning of March until end of May. The morning time  usually clear, with clouds building up during the afternoon, & disappearing at night. Trekking during the monsoon and winter is also possible.

We will provide freshly cooked food from the local guest house or restaurant. You will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge and lunch available along the trail. You can find a wide variety of Nepali and Western food as well as drinks.

Annapurna Circuit Trek start your trip from your hotel  so car or necessary vehicle will come to  your place and drop to the airport then Kathmandu to Pokhara to kathmandu amazing flight.

Telephone and Internet-
Trekking to Annapurna Circuit trek there is few places available for Telephone and Internet. You can get internet password from the hotel counter for telephone and internet cost would be extra.

Most of the lodges/ guest house take an additional charge for battery charging. There is no electricity in the base camp. There is electricity or solar power where you can re- charges your camera batteries,laptop, mobile etc. that cost you need to pay extra.

Drinking Water-
The bottle water is available along the trail until the last village. You can take buy boil water from the lodge or restaurant or you can use Iodine or water purifying medicines.

In Kathmandu you will get 4 to 5 star  standard Hotel or resort accommodation. During the trekking part,  rooms will be basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets. You will have a private room but bathroom will be outside. There are some guest houses with attach bathroom as well as but they will cost extra.

Group Leader and Crew-
We promise we will provide Trained Experienced with honest with local Trekking Guide  and Sherpa staff when there are 8 or more members in the Group and porters to carry your luggage and there will be 1 porter for 2 members.

Trekking Equipments-
It's not necessary to spend a lot of money for extra equipment and clothing before your trip. Majority of these gears can be bought at reasonable rates in Kathmandu.

Trekkking Days-
The time schedule is very important for enjoy trip with among the Guide porters and trekkers Each morning after packing our bags and hot breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk. After walking for 3-4 hours we stop for lunch at around midday. The afternoon’s walk .  The remainder of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village, doing a bit of washing or simply relaxing with a good book. On some days we will arrive at our destination by lunchtime and the entire afternoon will be free.

Customise Itinerary-
As per your time schedule if there is not suitable date for trekking departure from kathmandu so place mention your suitable time and date then we will organized your great trip to Annapurna Circuit Trek.

Trip Extensions-
In addition to Annapurna Circuit Trek, we can organize  trip to Everest Trekking, Langtang Trekking , Manaslu Trekking, Mustang Trekking,Mountain flight, the water rafting,  jungle safari, City tour (kathmandu, Pokhara  or Lumbini ) ,home stay Tour, Nepal Cultural Tour, Tibet tour ,Bhutan tour  or India tour  extension as per your time frame.