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Annapurna Circuit Trek

Trip code
Package name Annapurna Circuit Trek
Duration 16
Max. elevation 5416 m
Transportation flight and Vehicle 
Accomodation Hotel, local lodges 
Starts at Kathmandu
Ends at Kathmandu
Trip route
Cost USD 0 per person



Annapurna Circuit Trek, one of the most well-known classic treks in the world. The region is also rich in terms of unique culture, tradition and lifestyle of people. Magnificent scenery, assorted cultures, forests, lakes and glaciers combine to make it one of the most charming areas for the travelers. The Annapurna Circuit Trekking route encircles the Annapurna Range, a collection of massive, snow-covered summits, many over 26,000 feet. While walking on the Annapurna circuit trekking route, you will encounter 17,000-foot passes, glaciers, the world's deepest valley, pine forests, rice paddies, tundra, remote villages, and ancient monasteries. Most trekking start up the Marsyandi River, then continue north in the wooded Manang Valley through Chamje, Pisang, and Braga (or other villages in the valley). Close up views of the Annapurna range, varied ecosystems, various cultures and an ever-changing landscape - lush, green paddy fields and oak forests and the deepest gorge in the world makes this one of the most popular treks in the world. This classic adventure trekking allowing you to reach the heart of the mountains and safely back to Lake city Pokhara.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Kathmandu Arrival (1300m).

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we will welcome you at the airport and then transfer to you your hotel. Evening welcome dinner.Overnight at hotel.

Day 2 : Kathmandu Sightseeing.

After breakfast, you will be taken sightseeing at two medieval cities of the Kathmandu Valley and Bhaktapur.

Boudhanath Stupa: Situated to the northeastern outskirts of Kathmandu, this is another holy place for Buddhists. The dome, mandala, pinnacle, umbrella and the whole Stupa itself is a true works of art and beauty. Recently renovated Stupa post-earthquake gives serenity in the crowded city.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square:Bhaktapur was the capital of Nepal during the great Malla Kingdom. Bhaktapur has the best-preserved palace courtyards and old city center in Nepal and is listed as a world heritage site of UNESCO for its rich culture, temples, and wood, metal and stone artworks. You will be taken to the attraction sites such as Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Nyatapola Temple, BhairabNath Temple, Dattatreya Temple.Evening Trek preparation(B)

Day 3 : Drive Kathmandu to Synge/ Jagat (1100 m) 8 hrs

After having breakfast then we heading to the scenic drive to Beshisahar via the Prithivi Highway. From Beshisahar we drive to Syange by local jeep. While driving we will have many chances to observe rural people & various cultures along the highway. From Syange we trek to Jagat. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 4 : Trek to Dharapani (1960 m) 6 hrs.

Heading to Dharapani. After breakfast start the working through jungle after we left Chyamje from Chyamje the trail goes bank of the Marshyangdi River mostly climbing before arriving in Tal from here, we enter Manang district trail continues through barley, rice, potato fields and pine forests past the village of Kodo taking us to Dharapani, which is one of the big villages in the Manang valley. O/N at Guest house.(B/L/D)

Day 5 : Trek to Chame (2630 m.) : 8 Hrs

Wake up early in the morning then head to Chame. Today The trail climbs along the mule track through in and fir forest and then follows the river for a time amongst the higher oak and maple trees. On the way, you will have spectacular views of major Himalayan peaks. Overnight at guesthouse.(B/L/D)

Day 6 : Trek to Pisang (3100m.) : 5 hours

We will first pass the older part of Chame and climb up to Telekhu at 2840 meters and continue with a long pleasant and mostly level walk through the forest to Brathang, which lies at 2950 meters. After the trail rounds a bend here we will see the first view of the dramatic Paungda Danda rock face, a tremendous curved slab of rock rising more then 1500 meter from the river. We will cross back to the south bank of the Marsyangdi on a suspension bridge at 3080 meter and then make a long gentle climb over a ridge through blue pine forests. After this the trek will be reasonably level as it heads to the upper part of Manang valley to Pisang. This town marks the beginning of the region known as Nyesyang, the upper portion of the Manang district (5 hrs).O/N at lodge.(B/L/D)

Day 7 : Trek from Pisang to Manang (3440m.) / 5 hours:

Heading to Manang. Today our trek will slowly climb up to the Tibetan-style village of Bryaga at 3500 meter following the valley floor. At Bryaga we will see houses stacked one atop the other, each with an open veranda formed by a neighbor’s rooftop. The gompa, perched on a high crag overlooking the village, is the largest in the district and has an outstanding display of statues. O/N at Lodge.(B/L/D)

Day 8 : Rest day at Manang.

Today, you hang around town. This is an important rest and acclimatization day before crossing the Thorung La. There are optional day walks such as crossing the river to see the tremendous icefall coming down from the Annapurnas, or climbing high above the village for a full panorama of the Annapurna range and the Manang Valley. There is also a Himalayan Rescue Association [HRA] aid post in the village which makes an interesting and educational visit. Moreover you can visit Ganagapurna Glacier Lake to make your rest day a memorable one.(B/L/D)

Day 9 : Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4350m.) / 3 hours:

Now the trail ascends gently all the way to Yak Kharka passing through the Gunsang (3960m.) village. En route, you can see panoramic views all the day.(B/L/D)

Day 10 : Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4420m.) / 4 hours:

Leaving Yak Kharka, you climb gradually to a ridge before descending to the headwaters of the Marsyangdi and crossing via a covered wooden bridge. After a short ascent up the mountain path on the right bank, you follow a narrow trail across an unstable spree slope and then descend to Thorung Phedi.(B/L/D)

Day 11 : Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath via Thorong La Pass (5416m.) 8 hours:

Today is a long trek starting before sunrise at maybe 04:00 hrs to reach the pass by 09:00/10:00 hrs at the latest, as otherwise weather conditions will greatly affect the journey. We cross over at an altitude of 5416m so can be exposed to strong winds if crossing too late. Local people have used this trail for hundreds of years to bring herds of sheep and yaks in and out of Manang. Thus the trail, while often steep, is well defined and easy to follow. Snow can block the pass at any time of the year if there has been an unseasonable storm. It takes from four to six hours from Thorung Phedi to the pass, but the many false summits mean the climb seems to go on for ever.At the Thorung La pass, with its traditional prayer flags and stone cairn we will have outstanding views. You can see the Annapunas, Gangapurna and Khatung Kang, a heavily glaciated peak. Amazingly there is a teashop here on top of the pass at 5416 meter. From here we start a long descend of about 1600 meter with outstanding views of Dhaulagiri mountain standing alone in the distance across the valley. After the trail becomes less steep we will enter grassy fields and cross meadows to our final destination of Muktinath, which means place of Nirvana and is home to the Muktinath temple as well as several monasteries. It is said that all sorrows you feel are relieved when visiting the Temple, which is a scared pilgrimage site to both Hindus and Buddhists. The main pilgrimage normally takes place in September. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and has 108 waterspouts around it from which Holy water pours. Another attraction nearby is the Jwala Mai Temple and which contains a spring and an eternal flame fed by natural underground gas (9 hrs).(B/L/D)

Day 12 : Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2713m)/ 5:00 hours

The descent down from Muktinath and get Jomsom.Its takes around 5 hrs.(B/L/D)

Day 13 : Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara.

Get up early in the morning and fly to Pokhara.Relaxing time in Pokhara(B)

Day 14 : Sightseeing in Pokhara.

We spend a full day exploring the beautiful city of Pokhara. Early morning we drive to Sarangkot Hill for the breathtaking sunrise view over the Himalayas and above the clouds. After breakfast, we get prepared for a full day of sightseeing at Pokhara. We enjoy walking along the bank of Phewa Lake and admiring the stunning reflection of the Fish Tail in the waters of the lake. Some other places we will visit will be the World peace pagoda, Davis Falls, and International Mountain Museum. Overnight at Hotel.(B)

Day 15 : Transfer to Kathmandu(Flight/Bus/Car)

Fly back to Kathmandu, shopping time in Thamel bazaar.Overnight at Hotel.(B)

Day 16 : Farewell friend.

We will transfer you airport as per your flight time.(B)


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