Annapurna Circuit trek is no doubt one of the extraordinary trekking trails of Nepal allowing every traveler to wander around the open natural and cultural museum while encircling the massif Annapurna and her range (I, II, III, IV).
This short version of Annapurna Circuit became more popular with recent progress on the roadway connecting Lamjung to Manang district. Instead of just one day drive on the highway to start the trekking to Annapurna Circuit, we take two-day drive by joining an exciting uneven road trip on the jeep from Bhulbhule to Chame and then continue our way up to Manang Valley.
Our walk will be rewarded with a magnificent view of snow-capped peaks and old monasteries visit. On our acclimatization day at Manang, we make our way up to Chongkor Hill (4600m) which serves as an excellent viewpoint to watch over Manang valley (3540m) and giant Annapurna IV, III and II along with Pisang Peak (6091m), Tilicho Peak (7134m) and Shree Kharka Peak (m). And quick visit to Gangapurna glacier on the way back (or on the way go). We continue gradually towards world biggest pass – Thorang La Pass (5416m) and reach the summit at early dawn and then continue descending to Muktinath Temple – sacred Hindu and Buddhist shrine.
Lower Mustang section of trekking around Annapurna is a fascinating gallery of old Buddhist monasteries and their centuries old typical living style can be felt. We will visit more monasteries at Jharkot and even more at Kagbeni village before we arrive at last teahouse at Jomsom (Mustang Headquarter) from where we catch an early flight to Pokhara the next morning.
Kagbeni is also a starting point Upper Mustang Historical Trekking and if you wish to visit more interesting places like natural hot-spring and Poon Hill, you can try longer version of Annapurna Circuit Trekking – 18 days.
Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel Drive: 30-45 min | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Dinner
Day 2Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and Preparation Day for Trekking Drive: 3-4 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Day 3Drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule (840m / 2756 ft.) and transfer to Teahouse Drive: 7-7.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 4Drive from Bhulbhule to Chame (2670m / 8760 ft.) Drive: 3-4 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 5Trek from Chame to Pisang (3200m / 10498 ft.) Walk: 5.5 - 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 6Trek from Pisang to Manang (3540m / 11615 ft.) via upper route Walk: 5 – 5.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 7Rest and Acclimatization day at Manang Walk: 5 – 5.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 8Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4050m / 13287 ft.) Walk: 3 – 4 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 9Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorang Phedi (4450m / 15600 ft.) Walk: 3.5 – 4.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 10Cross Thorang-La Pass (5416m / 17769 ft.) and trek to Muktinath (3760m / 12336 ft.) Walk: 8 – 9 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 11Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2720m / 8924 ft.) via Kagbeni Village Walk: 5 – 5.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 12Early Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara (820m / 2690 ft) Flight: 25 min | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Dinner
Day 13Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel Drive: 7-7.5 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Day 14Final Departure | Rest Day at Kathmandu Valley | Other Travel Plan
We got to kathmandu without a plan. The only thing we knew was, we want to go trekking. We got this recommended in a coffee place, So we met there the next morning And sat down with Milan who really took his time to explain every little thing to us. So we choose to go annapurna trek. In the morning Aryan came to pick us up And this was the beginning of 2 beautiful weeks. Every single thing was very well taken care of and we even became friends! IT was a perfect way to do the trek. He told us a lot about the area, helped us with everything we needed. IT was the most inspiring experience of my life. And after we even got a certificate of doing this trek! Thank you So much for everything guys, you are the best! See you next time, namaste ?
Ilse Veldhuizen, Netherlands
Their company was a great pleasure and really made special trip. Quite difficult going up sometime, knees hurt going down. Very helpful guide Ajay. And later, hot spring was nice. Thank you for best service. A superb experience!
Matt Garner, Ireland
Your safety is our top concern while organizing outdoor and adventure plans. Our leaders and crew members are experienced professionals who will make sure that trip is safely coursed. We truly understand the essentiality of information flow and risk management to provide the best experience. Our trekking arrangement includes the proper clothing, supplies of equipment and gears, high altitude prevention measures and remedies to provide the carefree adventure in the Himalayas.
Room to Customize
Standard itinerary and route plans are typically designed considering the average level of fitness of travelers and level of altitude gain on the trek (and multiple other factors) which can be modified as per the interest, time and budget plan of travelers. There is always a room for customization of the given standard itinerary if it does not meet your way of interest and then please pass your opinion. You may want to stay in Kathmandu by yourself or maybe do sightseeing around by yourself; we will give you more information to do it by yourself if you ask us.
We always like to hear what you have to say. We are always happy to assist your valuable travel holidays in your manner with the best information that suits your way of traveling. It is your travel plan; you can choose what you want to do, of course with a lot of information first. Feel free to submit and share your travel ideas and we shall get back to you with more thoughts in no time.
We, ourselves feel that the group size of maximum 12 pax is an ideal size to run the trip. However, we have also arranged the plan for large students groups, employee groups and able to organize such trip for groups upon request. All of our trekking plans are accompanied by specialized local leaders, guides, porters and assistant guides (as required) who will always ensure your safety and comfort at every part of the journey.