Annapurna Circuit Trekking is an epic adventure route encircling whole Annapurna Range ascending through small settlements & villages towards the top of world biggest – Thorang La Pass (5416m) and descending to the ancient Lower Mustang region continuing to Ghorepani village and popular Poon Hill (3210m). And the journey completes at City of Lake – Pokhara Valley.
Annapurna Circuit Trek is truly an impressive encounter of the archetypal lifestyle of various ethnic groups (around ten types) speaking their own dialects, wearing traditional custom and preparing typical local dishes. Annapurna Circuit trails rises gradually in elevation offering varied landscapes beauty experiencing different climatic zone – from sunny days in the alpine meadow to windy cold night in the arid desert.
And of course, the mesmerizing views of stunning peaks and valley allowing you to immerse yourself into world’ pleasant natural and cultural environment.
Ongoing progress on the development of roads has attracted a bunch of travelers in recent years as they like to complete their trekking to Annapurna circuit in a limited time using local Jeep until Chame and trek to Muktinath or Jomsom before catching a ride or flight to Pokhara. For those who have limited travel time but still wish to walk experience this majestic walk then check our itinerary for Short Annapurna Circuit Trekking
Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu: Picked Up from the airport and transfer to the Hotel Drive: 30 minutes | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Welcome Dinner
Day 2Free Day in KathmanduOptional Tour: Join our free walking tours – starts at 10am – Walk to Monkey Temple – Visit National Museum – Kathmandu Durbar Square (Kumari House) – finish before 4pm
Walk: 1.5 hours | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Day 3Drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule (840m / 2756 ft.) and transfer to Teahouse Drive: 7-8 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 4Trek from Bhulbhule to Jagat (1300m / 4265 ft.)Walk: 6 - 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 5Trek from Jagat to Dharapani (1860m / 6102 ft.)Walk: 5 - 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 6Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2670m / 8760 ft.)Walk: 5 - 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 7Trek from Chame to Pisang (3200m / 10498 ft.)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 8Trek from Pisang to Manang (3540m / 11615 ft.) via upper routeWalk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 9Rest and Acclimatization day at Manang ValleyWalk: 4 – 5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 10Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4050m / 13287 ft.)Walk: 4 – 5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 11Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorang Phedi (4450m / 15600 ft.)Walk: 4 – 5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 12Cross 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 13Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2720m / 8924 ft.) via Kagbeni VillageWalk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 14Drive from Jomsom to Tatopani (1190m / 3904 ft.)Drive: 4-5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 15Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani (2860m / 9383 ft.)Walk: 6 – 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 16Sunrise Poon Hill (3210m/10531 ft) and trek to Tadapani (2630m/8628 ft)Walk: 6 – 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 17Trek from Tadapani to Kimche (1785m / 5856 ft.) and drive to PokharaWalk: 3 – 4 hrs | Drive: 3 - 4 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: B, L, D
Day 18Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu and transfer to HotelDrive: 7-8 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: B, L, D
Day 19Free Day in Kathmandu (Contingency Day)Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Day 20Final Departure | Other Travel Plan
FREE WALKING TOUR: This is an optional walking adventure on the outskirts of Thamel area, which will surprisingly take you to popular Buddhist shrine – Monkey Temple (original name Swayambunath Stupa) and Kathmandu Durbar Square (House of Virgin Living Goddess) after a quick peek at the National Museum. It is around 6 km walk, takes 1.5 hrs walk starting and ending from/to Thamel. It is a guided tour, however the entrance fees to these heritage sites must be pay by travelers themselves. [Monkey Temple – Rs 200, Kathmandu Durbar Square – Rs 1000, National Museum – Rs 150]. We start at 10am in the morning (after breakfast) and finish before 4pm (time can vary).
SAFETY CONCERN: 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 the trip is safely in course. We truly understand the need 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.
STANDARD TRIP: Standard itinerary and route plans are typically designed considering the necessary number of days to complete the trek for average fit travelers and level of altitude gain on the trek (and multiple other factors) which can be modified as per the interest, time, experience and budget plan of travelers. On the given adventure plan, we have included the most important items necessary for the trip and the cost for it and quoted to provide a general idea of the cost of the trip with minimum number of days required to complete the trip.
CUSTOMIZE TRIP: We can organize a trip to every style and provide our service as required by the travelers. There are few items like leader, permits etc, which are mandatory to provide from the agency whereas there are also several alternatives to design the trip as suited. Any customization of the standard itinerary will change the trip price accordingly. 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.
ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU
We need to have 4 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu (before and after the trip) for preparation, rest, and contingency. We provide twin sharing room at Hotel Nepalaya on BB plan for your trip. If you choose to book your own accommodation in Kathmandu, 60 USD per person is discounted from trip price.
If you prefer to select your own accommodation, then you are free to do so and find a place suitable to your interest. Or you can suggest a name, and we shall book that place for you.
GROUP SIZE: All of our adventure trips 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. We found that the group size of 8 is the optimal size to run these trips, however we can organize a trip plan for any group size upon the request.
Group of More than 8: We also have a good experience of handling big groups of volunteers, employees, students, and able to organize a trip plan upon request. Please kindly submit your group size information, and we will garnish a proper trip plan and price for you.
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.