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Annapurna Circuit Trek - 22 Days

Annapurna circuit Trek is one of the classic and most rewarding treks in Nepal, which circles the Annapurna massif, starting from Besi Sahar and ending at Pokhara. For most of the trek we have close views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and the magnificent Machhapuchre (Mt. Fishtail). The high point of the trek entails crossing of the 5416m/17770ft high Thorong Pass, from the arid valley of the upper Manang, home of the Tibetan Buddhist, down to the Hindu pilgrimage site of Muktinath and the Kali Gandaki valley, the world’s deepest river gorge, before heading down to Pokhara. Besides the mountain views, we encounter on this trek a variety of mountain communities of Gurung, Manangi and Thakali People. This is long and relatively hard trek that climbs to high altitudes, but is one of the greatest walks in the world that goes into the heart of the Himalayas.

Annapurna Circuit Trek - 22 Days
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Upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport, you will be met with our representative and warm welcome. We will then drive to your hotel and check in. You are free for the day. In the evening we will greet you with a welcome dinner.

Dinner included

Today you will take a half day guided Kathmandu sightseeing of World Heritage site. You will be visiting Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swoyambhunath Stupa. After the sightseeing, we will be doing necessary preparation for the trip. You may wish to do some shopping of trekking gears such as pants, trousers, t shirts, jacket, trekking boats, hats, caps, globes, water bottles etc which are found everywhere in Thamel at a reasonable price.

Breakfast included

After breakfast in the morning around 7am, your guide will come to pick you up and drive you to Besi Sahar (185 km) which will take about 7 hours to reach. Along the journey you will witness some spectacular scenery of White Mountains, green hills, rivers and hamlets.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Today our journey starts at Besi Sahar, from where the trail makes the climb to Khudi at 790m, then reach the first Gurung village (many of Nepal’s Gurkha Soldiers are Gurungs). As we continue from Khudi, the trail offers fine views of Himal Chuli and Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli). It climbs to Bhulbhule at 825m, and then goes to Ngadi before reaching Lampata at 1,135m and nearby Bahundanda at 1,310m. It is a brilliant start to the culture of Nepal.

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Today our trail drops steeply to Syange at 1,070m from Bahundanda. On the way, you can see a large waterfall (season permitting). After crossing the Marsyangdi River on a suspension bridge, we follow the river to the stone village of Jagat before climbing through the forest to Chamje at 1,400m.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included


We will pass through a rocky trail following the Marshyandi River steadily uphill to Tal at 1,675m, the first village in the Manang district. We make a trail verse crossing a wide, flat valley. The journey continues up and down to Dharapani at 1,890 m. A stone entrance Chorten typical of the Tibetan influenced villages. Upon reaching Bagarchhap at 2,160 m the typical flat roofed stone houses of local Tibetans can be seen along with the village surrounded by apple Orchards and maize fields

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Today we negotiate a few steep forested ridges along with several landslides on route on the west. We should not forget to look up though, as we will be treated to some of the most sensational views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV. Small hot springs add relief on our long day hard trek.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

We will first pass the older part of Chame and climb up to Telekhu at 2840m and continue with a long pleasant and mostly level walk through the forest to Brathang, which lies at 2950m. 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 than 1500m from the river. We will cross back to the south bank of the Marsyangdi on a suspension bridge at 3080 m 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.
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Today our trek will slowly climb up to the Tibetan styled village of Bryaga at 3500 m following the valley floor. At the Bryaga we will see house 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. We then continue through a very arid countryside, dominated by weirs cliffs of yellow rock, eroded into dramatic pillars alongside the trail to reach today’s destination. The village of Manang where the shops are surprisingly well stocked with all the things you might want to refuel on.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Today we will stay in Manang where we can do a short hike to ascent slightly higher to for instance Khangsar, which is a 200m ascend. It is important to have a relatively restful day today, to allow your body to acclimatize to the higher altitudes and thinning air.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Continuing on from Manang, the trails ascends by nearly 500m to Yak Kharka. We make the climb steadily through Tenki Manang, leaving the Marshyangdi Valley. Continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley, we reach Yak Kharka at 4,000m. Herds of yaks and vegetation appear to thin out

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Again a relatively easy day to get used to the altitude before we have to cross the highest point in the trek, and possibly the highest point you have been on in your life. From Letdar we will continue to climb along the east bank of the Jarang Khola to Thorong Phedi, a rock-strewn meadow surrounded by vertical cliffs at 4420m. Blue sheep and even snow leopards can be sometimes seen in this valley. High in the skies above us we can see lammergeyers and Himalayan griffons circling around.

Today is a long trek starting before sunrise at around 4 am to reach the pass by 10 am at the latest, as otherwise weather conditions will greatly affects the journey. Today we will cross one of the highest passes in the World, Thorong La Pass at an altitude of 5416m. We have to reach there early to cross over the pass as we can be exposed to strong winds if crossing is 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 Thorong Phedi to the pass.

At the Thorong La pass with its traditional prayer flags and stone cairn we will have outstanding views. You can see the Annapurna, Gangapurna and Khatung Kang a heavily glaciated peak. Amazingly there is a tea shop here on the top of the pass at 5416 m. From here we start a long descend of about 1600 m with the outstanding views of Dhaulagiri mountain standing alone in the distance across the valley. After the trail becomes less steep we will enter the 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 sacred 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 water spouts around it from which holy water pours. Another attraction nearby is the Jwala Mai Temple which contains a spring and an eternal flame fed by natural underground gas.

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From today, we will follow the “Jomsom trek” in reverse order. We will first make a 990m descend through meadows, streams and fruit orchards down to Kagbeni, a fascinating medieval village infused with Tibetan culture. Then we will continue going down the Kali Gandaki gorge to Jomson (more correctly Dzongsam, or “new fort”). We will reach Marpha via Jomsom.

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Today the trekking journey will be around 6 hours. From Tukuche the trek begins downward walk along the Kali Gandaki river beach with a trail of motor able road. We will be slowly descending down toward Tatopani from Ghasa the next day.

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From Ghasa today we will slowly descend towards Tatopani  meaning hot spring. Many locals also visit Tatopani while travelling to the holy Muktinath temple.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Today is a bit hard day for trek up to Ghorepani with about 50-60 degree slope up via Ghara, Shikha and Chitre, the Brahmin and Magar Indigenous habitat. Nature spreads exotic sight of majestic snow-capped mountain peaks, lush vegetation and rich plant life before you. You will hike through rhododendron forest and reach a hamlet of cultivated fields. Continue walking for 3 hours and finally you will find yourself in Ghorepani. Ghorepani also houses lodges to provide food and accommodation to travelers.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Wake up early morning and hike to Poon Hill, which is one of the best Himalayan viewpoints in Nepal. Poon Hill provides an unobstructed view of the high Himalaya with the sunrise. After Poon Hill, trek back to Ghorepani and breakfast. After breakfast we will slowly descend towards Hille. Trail descends steeply through dense moss-covered forest rich with bird life to Tadapani which provides you a close up sunset view.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

After savoring the mesmerizing sight of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak and other Himalayan giants from the popular vantage point of beautiful Himalayas, you leave Hille and march ahead for Nayapul. You further descend towards Birethanti. Birethanti lies stretched beside the Modi River and has resourceful town. Almost an hour beyond Birethanti, you come to the main road. Now you can easily access any means of transportation to drive to Pokhara. In the evening, you are free to wander by the lakes of Pokhara.

After breakfast, we will drive back to Kathmandu enjoying the beautiful sceneries and crossing many hills and rivers. After reaching Kathmandu check in to your hotel and you have short time to refresh. In the evening we will proceed for farewell dinner with cultural show in a traditional Nepalese restaurants hosted by our company to celebrate the successful completion of your trek.

Breakfast & Dinner included

Today you are free at leisure. You can explore Thamel area for some spa and massage, shopping of souvenirs or just enjoy in the cafe and pub.

In the evening we will proceed for farewell dinner with cultural show in a traditional Nepalese restaurant.

Breakfast & Dinner included


Today you are free until your departure time to Airport. You can rest or relax or do shopping if you have some time. Our representative will come to pick you up 3 hours prior to departure time and transfer you to Airport. Have a good flight back home with beautiful Himalayan memories of Nepal.

Breakfast included

Cost Includes:

  • 04 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu inclusive of breakfast on a twin shared basis
  • 01 night accommodation in Pokhara inclusive of breakfast on a twin shared basis
  • 16 nights’ accommodation in Trek in a Tea House or Lodge
  • All meals during trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Airport – Hotel – Airport Transfers (Arrival & Departure)
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu inclusive of entrance fees
  • English speaking Trek leader/Guide
  • Porters to carry your bags (1 porter for 2 guests)
  • Sleeping bags
  • Duffel bag & T – Shirt (Yours to keep)
  • Food, Accommodation, Salary, Insurance and equipment’s for all staffs
  • All permits necessary for the trek
  • Medical Kit (carried by guide)
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner
  • All ground transfers on a comfortable private vehicle
  • Government, hotel and all applicable taxes

Cost Excludes:

  • International Airfare and taxes
  • Travel Insurance with rescue and emergency evacuation
  • Nepal Entry visa (Visa is obtained in Nepal Airport immigration on arrival. USD 30 for 15 days Visa, USD 50 for 30 days Visa and USD 125 for 90 days visa. All the visas are multiple entry visas. Pls carry 02 passport sized photograph for the visa.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • All items of personal nature like telephone bills, laundry, drinks etc
  • Items such as hot water for shower/drinking; Mobile phone and camera charging etc will be extra during trek which can be paid to the tea house/lodge owner directly.
  • Tipping to guide and driver
  • Any other item that is not mentioned in the cost include list.

How long do you need for Annapurna Circuit?

The Annapurna Circuit is a long-distance trekking route that circles the Annapurna mountains, spanning from 160km-230km. Depending on the route chosen, the trek can take anywhere from 18-20 days.

How difficult is the Annapurna Circuit trek?

Annapurna Circuit Trek is a moderate and lengthy trekking route in the region, making it a bit more challenging for beginner trekkers to complete the journey without prior training and preparation. Nevertheless, it is one of the most exciting and adventurous trekking journeys for any trekker.

Is Annapurna Circuit for beginners?

Annapurna Circuit Trek is suitable for both beginner and experienced hikers alike. This trail, which opened for foreign nationals in the past, begins at an elevation of less than 1,000 meters and culminates at a height of 5,416 meters.

Is Annapurna Circuit still worth it?

Despite the new roads in the Marsyangdi and Kali Gandaki valleys, the Annapurna Circuit trek is still highly recommended. Many things have changed, yet much remains the same.

Can you hike the Annapurna Circuit on your own?

Hiking the Annapurna Circuit solo is perfectly safe, even for solo female travelers. However, it is strongly recommended to book the Annapurna circuit trek with a local trekking company. By joining a company, it will not only be safe for you but, our experienced guide will help you with the trails, good and safe place to stop for rest, calculate the elevation gain and plan the trip accordingly.

How much does it cost to do the Annapurna trek?

The Annapurna Circuit trek cost starts from USD 1650 for a person, when minimum two person are travelling. The cost includes all meals, transportation, guide, porter, necessary permits, transportation and accommodation on a comfortable tea house or lodge. As the number of traveler’s increase, the cost will be lesser.

Is Annapurna Circuit and Mount Everest the same?

The Annapurna Circuit and the Everest Base Camp trek are markedly distinct. Despite both taking place in the Himalayas of Nepal and involving considerable trekking at high altitude, they differ in a number of ways, including accessibility.

What region is Annapurna in?

Annapurna is a mountain situated in the Annapurna mountain range of Gandaki Province, north-central Nepal. It is the tenth highest mountain in the world at an elevation of 8,091 metres above sea level and is renowned for its difficult and hazardous ascent.

What are the special features of Annapurna region trekking?

The lower Annapurna region is ideal for short treks. In a matter of days, you can take in the breathtaking sights of snow-capped peaks, rhododendron forests, and easy trails lined with a selection of cozy teahouses and truly appreciate the beauty of this part of Nepal.

Where does the Annapurna Circuit trek start?

The trek begins in the Marshyangdi river valley at Besisahar or Bhulbhule and concludes in the Kali Gandaki Gorge. It is a seven-hour drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar and the trail passes along paddy fields, subtropical forests, waterfalls, gigantic cliffs and various villages.

Do I need a guide for Annapurna Circuit?

If you're unfamiliar with the Annapurna Circuit region, then it's definitely worth hiring a guide who knows the area like the back of their hand. They'll be able to take you on the safest and most scenic routes, ensuring that you have the best possible experience. 

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$ 1650 Per person per couple
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No. of people Price per person
1-1 2120
2-2 1650
3-6 1620
7-12 1580
13-18 1530
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Trip Highlight

  • duration Trip Duration : 22 Days
  • difficulty_level Trip Grade : Moderate to Challenging
  • accommodation Accommodation : 3 star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara, and Tea House during trek.
  • altitude Max. Altitude : 5416m/17770ft
  • best_season Best Season : February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November, December

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