Annapurna Circuit Trek - 16 Days

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Trip Facts

  • $949
  • Special Spring
  • Medium
  • Hotel & Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2+

Trip Overview

Max Elevation5,416 m
Best TimeSep-Dec,March-June
Trekking PermitsACAP Permit, TIMS Card
Start/Finish PointKathmandu/Kathmandu
RegionAnnapurna Region, West Nepal
IncludesTrekking Guide & Porter

Annapurna Circuit Trek Highlights:

-Annapurna Circuit Trek covers popular places like Manang, Mustang, Muktinath, Jomsom, etc.

-Golden opportunity to watch the sunrise from the top of the highest mountain,  Dhaulagiri & Annapurna Himalaya.

-Explore the beautiful lush forests and astounding landscapes that you haven’t seen before.

-Taste the unique foods of unique cultures & traditions of the Annapurna region.

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Why Annapurna Circuit trekking?

Annapurna Circuit trekking is one of the popular trekking in Nepal. This pristine experience and overwhelming journey expose an incredible variety of mountain, climate, and cultural zones. Particularly, this could be the top trekking tour that needs moderate experience level and can be done by anyone. Basically, Annapurna Circuit trek is an alpine journey with spectacular views of snowcapped mountains and –at the same time- insights into the charms of Nepali and Tibetian culture.

In this trek, our guide will lead and accompany you around the wonders of the Annapurna Circuit. Guides will take responsibility for your safety as well as fill you with charm. While trekking in Annapurna Circuit, you will also encounter many villages in your way which are enriched with unique culture and traditions. You will see lots of prayer flags too in the way which is the bonus point for the beauties. And the snow-capped mountains which shine brightly will always cherish your heart fully.

This 16 days itinerary of Annapurna Circuit trek is best for couples, families, and groups rather than solo trekkers. And more than 25,000 tourists visit this place in a year and they write a new memory in their life.

Annapurna Circuit trek gives you the full 360° panorama views of 14 highest mountains over 7,000m and the world’s highest mountain, Dhaulagiri & Annapurna Himalaya.

What is the best time for Annapurna Circuit Trekking?

The best time for Annapurna Circuit trekking is in the Autumn and Spring season. Both of these seasons have the very best weather and temperature offering you the stunning scenic views of the mountain ranges. Additionally, during spring, you will have a pleasure to trek through the lush forest of rhododendrons, pines, and oaks.

Similarly, the monsoon and winter bring a lot of difficulties during the Annapurna circuit trek. The trails are all muddy and slippery due to daily rainfall during monsoon. Whereas the winter is freezing cold. The daytime is usually warm & beautiful but the temperature at night drops down to the freezing point.

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A complete guide to Annapurna Circuit Trek:  This article is about the complete information regarding Annapurna Circuit trek. You will find the info about when to trek, best tips, map of Annapurna circuit trek, what to pack, costs and many more.

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Cost Inclusion

  • Private vehicle for airport arrival and departure
  • Private vehicle for sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Taxi to/from the bus park
  • Public bus from Kathmandu to Tal
  • Private transportation from Nayapul to Pokhara
  • Tourist bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Trekking Permit-Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS card)
  • ACAP Permit (Annapurna Conservation Area Project)
  • Two nights hotel in Kathmandu on the basis of twin sharing with breakfast
  • One night hotel in Pokhara
  • Lodge accommodation (tea houses) during the trekking
  • Meals- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner tea/coffee in a cup only in trekking
  • Experienced trekking guide (Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment)
  • Porter (Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment)
  • One porter is provided for two people
  • 4-season sleeping bag, feather-down jacket only for trekking
  • Fresh fruits
  • Taxi services to/from bus park
  • Water purification
  • Medical kit
  • Coordination services for emergency and rescue operations
  • Government and related local taxes
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner at reputable restaurants

Cost Exclusion

  • Nepalese visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Monument fee in Kathmandu sightseeing
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, bar bills, battery charges, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, hot showers, heater, phone calls, etc
  • • All soft and hard drinks
  • • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara except for the breakfast
  • • Tips to guide and porter
  • • Any additional overnights in Kathmandu and Pokhara hotels in early return from the trek
  • • All your personal things and necessaries which are not mentioned in cost included
  • • Additional tours in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Day 1
Day 01 : Received by Pristine Nepal guide & transfer to Hotel.

Today will be the welcome day for you in the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. After your arrival at the International Airport of Kathmandu, our team will be there to pick you up. You will be brought to the 3-4 star hotel of Kathmandu for one night stay.

In the evening, we will have a short meeting to discuss the information about your insurance as well as the trip. Similarly, the main focus of this meeting is to give you information and to let you meet with the guide.

Usually, most of the peoples get time to explore the Thamel area of Nepal also. So, you can explore the area after finishing our meeting. You can search for the weather in the Annapurna region also if you get time. However, it is recommended for you to have extra days holidays in case if there is any kind of weather problem/delay in flight.

Day 2
Day 02: Visiting Cultural & historical sites in Kathmandu.

Today morning, our guide will meet you in the hotel. And after breakfast, you will spend your day by traveling to the cultural & historical places of Kathmandu.

Places like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashu patinath temple, Swayambubath temple, Boudhanath stupa, etc. are the main attraction place of Kathmandu.

In the afternoon, you will have a short brief about the Annapurna Circuit Trek.

Day 3
Day 03 : Drive to Tal 1,700m via Bhesisar -09/10 hrs.

Annapurna Circuit trekking begins with an exciting land drive on Nepal’s busy road to reach in Besisahar, a big town headquarters of Lamjung district.

After Besisahar, you’ll be taking the four-wheel vehicle for the rough and fascinating ride following Marsyangdi River past Khudi, Bhulbhule, Nagdi villages to reach in Syange village.

Onward leaving the Marsyangdi river behind, you will climb abreast of the steep road to reach in Jagat and Chamje village. Later on, drive to Tal w ich is the initial entrance of Manang district for an overnight stop.

Day 4
Day 04 : Trek to Chame 2670m - 05hrs

After breakfast, our morning walk leads on winding a path through the bush and pine forest crossing past the Bagarchhap and Danaque village, followed by a steep climb of few hours to Timang village.

This village offers a very good view of Manaslu-Lamjung and Annapurna II. From Timang village we will walk to a short downhill and bit up to reach Chame for an overnight stop. Chame is a major city of the Manang district.

Day 5
Day 05 : Trek to Pisang 3,100m -05hrs.

The adventure continues from Chame heading into cooler zones and nearer to mountainous regions, because the morning walk leads into the lush alpine forest of bush and pine trees, following the Marshyangdi River.

Short up- and down-hill strips bring you to Bhartang village. After Bhartang village, we cross a bridge over the torrential Marysangdi River and head uphill through alpine woodlands with views of Chulu’s and Pisang peaks.

Finally, we will reach to a little settlement around Dukuripokhari around lunchtime. After that, it’s a flat land to the lower Pisang village for an overnight stop after passing rows of prayer wheels with nearest views of Pisang and Annapurna II peaks.

Day 6
Day 06 : Trek to Manang Village 3,540m -05hrs.

This day starts in Pisang village with a short walk leading us to a gradual climb into lovely forests jam-packed with pine trees and bush. We have a tendency to reach a little ridge with wonderful views of the attractive Manang Valley. We walk downhill to Hongde, a village with a small airport when that the tree lines begin to fade coming into barren and dry land.

(You might trek to the higher path via Ghyaru & Ngawal village that offers nice mountain views of Mt. Manaslu, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Lamjumg Himal, Tilicho Himal, Gangapurna, Pisang peak, Chulu peak)

The walk continues to Manang village, giving very good mountain views. On the way, we stop for a visit to previous Braga that contains previous Buddhist relics. From there, we trek for another hour and make in Manang village wherever we will stop for the night.

Day 7
Day 07 : Rest day at Manang for short excursion & Acclimatization.

Manang is a perfect place for acclimatization before heading towards higher altitudes at the Thorang-La pass. On this day of rest, we explore Manang village throughout a hike leading the Gangapurna Ice Falls, and also the dramatic glaciers that feed the turquoise-colored Manang glacial lake.

Day 8
Day 08 : Trek to Yak Kharka 4,100m -05hrs.

After the pleasant stop at Manang, our morning treks goes Tanki Manang & Ghunsang village followed by a gradual climb to reach in a small settlement at Yak Kharka. This high altitude path provides excellent views of Gangapurna, Annapurna II, and Chulu peak. Few hours scenic morning walks bring our overnight stop at Yak Kharka. On this day, your afternoon is free to rest your body and revel in the mountain views.

Day 9
Day 09 : Trek to Thorang high camp 4,925m 05 hrs.

Early within the day, we cross small Jurjung Khola. we head towards Thorang Phedi for a shortstop to catch our breath on this high altitude. We then ascend steeply on a zig-zag-shaped path for regarding one hour to reach in our highest overnight stop of the journey at Thorang High Camp at 4,925 m altitude. To sleep at the High Camp provides an excellent advantage for the crossing of the high Thorang-la pass next morning as we are able to save energy and time.

Day 10
Day 10 : Cross Thorong-La 5,416m & Muktinath 3,700m -07hrs.

A Big Day! And also the main highlight of this overwhelming adventure! when early breakfast we begin our slow and long ascent to Thorang-La pass on a winding path, reaching the highest at 5,416 m Thorang-la pass is that the highest spot of the journey and one among the world’s highest walking passes giving wonderful views of Dhaulagiri and Thorang peak, and many more Chulus and Damodar Himal within the Mustang.

After this exciting experience, we start our long descent to a small settlement known as Phedi. From here, we continue on a pleasing path for an hour and reach the holy Muktinath for our overnight stop when the toughest day of this journey.

Muktinath could be a place for each Hindus and Buddhists. The word “Muktinath” virtually means that ‘the place for Nirvana or Liberation’. Visit the temple premises with 108 holy waterspouts whereas enjoying grand views of the North Face of Dhaulagiri.

Day 11
Day 11 : Trek to Jomson 2,800m -06hrs.

After Muktinath, the second and easier a part of the trek begins as we descend to Kali Gandaki River Valley and reach Jomsom, the headquarter city of Mustang region. The move into the Kali Gandaki Valley is spectacular because the dry and arid country provides incredible views of crooked hills and canyons.

A pleasant walk of a couple of hours brings us to the big settlement Jomsom, the capital of the Thakali people that powerfully influenced by Tibetan Buddhism.

Day 12
Day 12 : Drive to Tatopani (hot-springs 1,400m) -06hrs.

After Jomson, we take a public jeep on to Tatopani (Hot Spring) village, a gorgeous spot inside a sub-tropic climate area. Tatopani is famous for its massive natural outflow pools situated simply by the bank of Kali Gandaki River. Here, we have a tendency to fancy the well-earned relaxation when the challenges of high altitude and trekking thus far.

Day 13
Day 13 : Trek to Ghorepani 2,860m -06hrs.

After Tatopani, our morning walk leads across a bridge over Kali Gandaki River and continues uphill on a terraced slope, dotted with farms and villages. When a steep section leading us through the dense alpine forest we reach Chitre village and arrive in Ghorepani that offers fantastic views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, and Vara-Shikar identified Annapurna Fang. We have the last night on the mountain in this place.

Day 14
Day 14 : Hike to Poonhill & trek to Nayapul , drive to Pokhara -08hrs.

Early in the morning, before sunrise we hike to the highest at Poon Hill to catch the sunrise over a wonderful snow-capped peaks: world’s seventh highest mountain Mt. Dhaulagiri, world’s tenth highest mountain Mt. Annapurna I with its different of sister peaks, world’s eighth highest Mt. Manaslu and also the characteristic Machhapuchare peak (also known as “Fish Tail” for its peculiar shape).

After a pleasant and exciting time with the attention-getting views from Poon Hill, we head back to Ghorepani and still walk downhill into fabulous forested areas. We then reach Ulleri village and continue our long descent to Tirkhedhunga village for a lunch. Then walk ahead continue for a last part of trekking to Nayapul. We’ll have our vehicle here to Pokhara for a short drive.

Day 15
Day 15 : Drive back Kathmandu by tourist bus, transfer to your Hotel.

We depart early from pretty Pokhara for fascinating and exciting land journey to Kathmandu that takes regarding six hours. You’re brought back to your hotel and also the afternoon is free for your individual activities as you’ll wish to travel buying souvenirs or fancy the urban environment of Kathmandu after two weeks within the calm and remote mountains.

Day 16
Day 15 : Departure from Kathmandu to Home.

On your Last day in our lovely country of Nepal, our employees transfer you to the airport at any time that’s convenient for you. We, the individuals from Pristine Nepal Treks, can have created certain that you just had a pleasant and unforgettable time at the “Annapurna Circuit Trek” by providing quality service by doing our greatest each day.

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  • Special Spring
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  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
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