Savor some of the best views of mighty ranges of Annapurna, Manaslu, and Dhaulagiri. Moreover, you will get to witness more than 20 peaks over 6,000m+ and 7,000m+.
Diverse geography: ranging from sub-tropical to alpine and snowy barren landscape to the world’s deepest gorge.
Enthralling old Buddhist religion, traditional villages with rich culture.
The crossing of Thorong La Pass, at 5,416m.
Famous Hindu temple Muktinath.
Apple garden and local product items of there.
Charming woodlands of tall rhododendron, pines, and oak trees.
About This Trip
Annapurna Circuit Trek of Nepal (5,416m) is the jewel of walking holiday destinations. The trekking trail of Annapurna Circuit is opened in 1977, and this route is also one of the most sought after ever since. Multi-ethnic community, dense forest, and mesmerizing Himalayas are the main features of this trekking. You will be able to view the Annapurna Ranges, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri Massif, Manaslu Range, Pisang Peak, Thorong Peak, and many more. Wandering through the snow-capped mountains, deep gorges, high passes, hot springs, farmlands, and charming villagers make this trek memorable.
Annapurna Circuit Trekking is also called the Annapurna Round Trek, is encircles the Annapurna massif. This trek takes you through ancient central Nepal’s ancient trade route. This trek covers about 203 km and is one of the satisfying ones in the Himalayas. Upon compilation of this trek, you capture your attention and make you want to return again and again.
Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the diverse and spectacular teahouse treks in the Himalayas of Nepal. You can experience everything one could ask for a scenic trek to Annapurna Circuit. You will experience the colorful forests, snow-capped mountains, numerous charms along the way. You will walk under the shadow of the world’s highest mountain in the world, which is quite overwhelming. There are dense forests decorated with colorful rhododendrons, wild animals, canyons, and full of local surprises. Trekking to Annapurna Circuit Trek leads us to the highest altitude of this trek called Thorong La (5416m), which is a great sense of achievement. From the top, you can see the magnificent panorama of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,172m), Manaslu (8,163m), Annapurna I (8,091m), Fishtail (6,993m), Lamjung (6,983m), Hiunchuli (6,441m), and the Nilgiri range.
Finally, you will descend to the spiritual center for both Hindu and Buddhists, called Muktinath. You will find the barren landscapes beyond the Annapurna mountain chain while descending. Pay homage to Muktinath Temple, a temple of liberation, before making your way through the world’s deepest Kali Gandaki Gorge to lush Ghorepani Poon Hill.
Annapurna Circuit Trek Route
Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary follows the recently constructed road route; in an anti-clockwise direction behind 55km long Annapurna massif. Trek to Annapurna CIrcuit trial starts with the scenic and adventurous ride from Kathmandu toDharapani via Besisahar, following Marshyangdi River Valley. Passing through the Chame and Pisang, we will reach the beautiful village of Manang. You will be amazed to see the amazing landscape, towns, and people along with the trial. Passing through this village, you will see the beautiful Manaslu range, Tibetan-like Buddhist village, and woodlands through Marshyangdi valley. From Manang, we then continue the trial and head to Yak Kharka and the next day hike up to Thorong Phedi.
And finally, you will reach your ultimate destination, Thorong La Pass (5,416m), a host of mountains that come into view, including the Annapurna Massif, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Tilicho Peak. After crossing the pass, we head down to Muktinath, a sacred pilgrimage site for Hindu and Buddhists. This holy temple with 108 waterspouts is also a form part of the cultural history of Nepal. Just a short hike down brings you the villages of Jomson plunges you back into a Buddhist culture of monasteries and prayer flags. Upon reaching Jomsom, you will then transport back to Pokhara by flight and then drive to Kathmandu.
With the varied landscapes, exotic villages, and friendly local peoples along the route, and of course, majestic mountains, this trek is a paradise for photographers. It is also the best way to discover the different aspect of local peoples, their day-to-day lifestyle, and culture while rotating the Annapurna Range.
Best Weather for Annapurna Circuit Trek
Weather is an important factor when you are trekking to a high altitude like Annapurna Circuit. People travel throughout the year but then are ups and downs in every season. Although trekking can be done throughout the year, each season has several attractions and adventures. Below is the complete information about the climatic situation of Annapurna Circuit every quarter of months.
Autumn Season (September-November)
The autumn season in Annapurna Circuit will be the best trekking season in Nepal. You can experience the better visibility of tantalizing mountains, decorated green hills, and amazing weather. Weather is generally clear with mild during the days and cold at night. This trekking season is safe as there will be less chance of natural disaster. You will also get an opportunity to experience the most significant Hindu festivals called Dashain and Tihar.
Wither Season (December-February)
During the winter in Annapurna Circuit, the region will freeze over and the snowfalls. Trekking will be more challenging in every step as you reach higher. The trial will be covered with snow when you get over 3500 above. The temperature will reach up to -10 degrees Celsius. So if you are willing to trek Annapurna Circuit, be prepared with proper gear and strong willpower.
Spring Season (March-May)
Spring season in Annapurna Circuit is another best time to trek. You will be welcomed with the blooming flower, lush greenery, and the dazzling White Mountains, which make your trek memorable. Weather is this season will be mild at lower elevation but slightly cold at the highest elevation. Generally, you will witness the best view of mountains in the morning, but there may be clouds in the afternoon.
Summer Season (June-August)
During the summer in Annapurna Circuit, you will experience the cloudy morning rain in the afternoons and evenings. Trekking will be uncomfortable as there will be a slippery and muddy trail. There will be a high risk of landslides and floods in hilly reason because of the rainy season. If you are willing to trek, then do not forget to carry the insect repellants. The temperature will reach from 20 to 35 degrees Celsius depending upon the region. This is not a good time to trek, but if you are fond of botanists and wanted to do research in forests and higher altitude, this will be the best time for you. However, places like Manang and Mustang lie under rain shadow, which may be the best opportunity to explore these reasons.
Annapurna Circuit Trek Difficulty
Tourist who is planning to trek Annapurna Circuit will have frequent question on Annapurna Circuit Trek Difficulty.
Annapurna Circuit is a moderately difficult trek for those who are planning to trek this region because of high latitude terrains and passes. Trekking in the lap of the Himalayas with varied terrain means there will be an adventure waiting for you in every step. During the trek, you will experience various altitudes with rocky, steeps, or slippery trials. There is also a lot of stairways which will add more difficulty.
At high altitudes, the weather is also another unpredictable aspect that will affect your trekking experience. Depending upon the weather situation, you will encounter the difficulty and challenges. Annapurna Circuit trip is exciting with full of challenges that will add up to the adventure in your trekking.
Annapurna Circuit Trek Cost
The cost of Annapurna Circuit Trek will be determined by the type of trek you are planning, your trekking route, time on the trail, and by the season you choose to trek. Overall, the Annapurna Circuit Trek cost for 10-13 days is about USD 850 to 1000. Annapurna Circuit Trek's price is relatively low than other trekking because of the accommodation's low transportation costs and price.
Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary usually includes hotel accommodation, domestic flights, trekking permits, meals, professional trekking guides, porters, accommodation, entry fees, etc. The cost of this trek also depends upon traveling as private or in a group. For the Annapurna Circuit Trip, you need to have two kinds of permits:
Annapurna Conservation Area Permit
You will be entering Annapurna Conservation Area during this trek, and you need to pay the entrance fee to visit this national park. Your trekking provider will help you to acquire the national park permit.
The permit fee for SAARC country is USD.10, per person, and for other nations, USD30, per person per entry.
Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS)
Trekking permit for Annapurna Base Camp Trek is important for every trekker willing to travel in Nepal Himalayas. The costs for TIMS costs USD 30, per person.
Day01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft) and transfer to the hotel
Day02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek preparation
Before commencing the trekking we should know that what we should carry with us for trekking. This is the most important thing to know, it makes our trekking or traveling massively better. Travel is joining with life however life joins with safety. Every step must be safe that's why safety first then action. some of the checking lists are mentioned below.
Travel / Trekking documents
Nepal Visa form (taken at Kathmandu Airport)
Valid passport (minimum 6-month validity)
Copy of passport (2 pcs, the first page only)
Passport size of photos (4pcs)
Hotel booking confirmation
Trekking itinerary (if applicable)
Trekking permit (if applicable)
Climbing permit (if applicable)
Travel/ Trekking Equipment
One pair of poles
Duffle bag(minimum 70ltr)
Headlight or light(with extra batteries)
First Aid kit bag
Travel plug adapter
Warm and Comfortable wool/synthetic socks
waterproof/Windproof jacket with Hood
Warm and Comfortable Gloves
Hat(woolen must be best)
Bars of Chocolate
Light and High-calorie food
Normal drinking Water
► Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and drop off via private vehicle
► Standard twin-sharing hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (2 nights only) and Pokhara (1 night only) including breakfast.
► All the standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, and tea coffee )
► Guesthouse and lodge accommodation during the trek – mostly on twin sharing basis
► English speaking experienced and government certified trek guide
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft) and transfer to the hotel
Our airport representative will meet you outside the airport terminal hall. Look for your name on the placard or signboard. S/he will greet you and transfer you to the designated hotel on a private vehicle.
Note: If you arrive in Kathmandu after 4 PM, the trip briefing session will be organized the next day. But if you happen to arrive earlier than 4 PM, your trip guide will brief you about the trip every day at our office. Make sure, you ask all the questions related to the trip.
Overnight at the hotel. No meals included.
Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek preparation
After breakfast, at 8:00 AM, you will proceed for a sightseeing tour around UNESCO world heritage sites of Kathmandu. We will provide a private vehicle and a tour guide at your disposal. Today we will explore the following heritage sites of Kathmandu:
Pashupatinath is one of the most sacred Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It resides along the bank of Kathmandu and is located about 5km east of central Kathmandu.
Non-Hindus are prohibited to enter the main gate but you are allowed to explore other temples and monuments. You can see the clear view of the main temple and ongoing ritual from the vantage point located right next to the holy Bagmati River. You can also perceive the cementation process of Hindu bodies at Aryaghat.
Boudhanath Stupa is the holiest religious site for Tibetan Buddhists. Built in the 5th century, it is a tall mandala with four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping eternal water over the people and their deeds.
At Boudhanath Stupa, you will find many small stupas and shops displaying prayer flags, statues, holy books, and more.
Swayambhunath Stupa is a hilltop stupa that overlooks the entire valley and hills surrounding it. It is the oldest monument in Kathmandu valley that dates back to 2,000 years. It is sacred for both Hindus and Buddhist followers.
After breakfast, we start our journey driving through a winding road along the Trishuli River. On the way, we get a spectacular view of countryside scenery, rivers, terraced farms, and beautiful huts. As we reach Besisahar, we drive from another half-an-hour to Khudi, the starting point of the trek. Alternatively, we can get off at Besisahar and then trek all way to Khudi. Khudi offers a magnificent view of the Manaslu Range.
Today we start our day with a crossing of a few suspension bridges and waterfalls including several ups and downs across cultivated fields and forested trails. The first part of the trail is gentle but as soon it becomes steep and demanding. The mountains come closer and we pass the picturesque village of Tranche (Tamang settlement) before reaching Sirung village. From here we get great views of NadiChuli and Manaslu mountain range.
Today we trek through the amphitheater-shaped cultivated terraces and climb along a steep forest trail and some cultural villages. We follow the Marsyangdi River most of the time and walk through small waterfalls, forests,s, and villages. The trail is not challenging until Syange (1,100m) and as we cross syange, the trail gets steeper and tougher to Jagat (1,300m) and more challenging on the way to Chamje.
Today we will enter Manang walking through the lush fields of corn, barley, and potatoes and then the forest of bamboo and rhododendron. We cross the Tal village which nestles on a board plain alongside the sandy beach and the river. Negotiating several ups and downs, we pass a large group of donkey caravan before reaching Dharapani.
Today we climb through a steep forested ridge and pass several landslides on our way to Chame. On the way, we get to admire the superb view of Langtang Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV (7,525m/24,688ft). We soothe at a small hot spring to get relief from a long day's walk.
A steep and narrow climb through a forested route will take us to the steep rock face; soaring 1500m from the river. We will notice thinner vegetation as we cross the river multiple times via a suspension bridge. And soon we will find ourselves in the U-shaped valley of Manang; perched amidst two mighty peaks. Walking through stunning landscapes, we will reach Pisang.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 09: Pisang – Manang – 6 – 7 hours
Today we have two options to get to Manang. We will choose the Upper Route via Geru which guarantees superb views of mountain sceneries. The majestic view of Annapurna, Pisang Peak, and several others will keep fascinating you throughout the journey. As we approach Manang, we experience a drastic change in the environment and vegetation. It becomes tough due to the cold and dry environment but a short visit to Barge Monastery will refresh you.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 10: Manang: Rest and acclimatization day
Today is scheduled as acclimatization day for the Annapurna circuit trek. However, we do not stay idle in a lodge room. We will make the short hike to BhojoGompa or Gangapurna Lake to acclimatize our body well with a thin atmosphere. We also make a short trip to a small village called Vraga and explore the culture and lifestyle of people. Here we can visit the Himalayan Rescue Association and collect some information about Mountain Sickness.
After acclimatization and rest at Manang, we continue our journey towards Yak Kharka – a whopping 500 m gain in altitude. We climb out of Maryangdi Valley through TenkiManang and walk through JarsangKhola valley. The trail further passes the village of Ghunsa, a cluster of flat mud roofs, and walks through the meadows where horses and yaks graze. Then we cross a small river on a wooden bridge and pass an ancient old Mani Wall in a pleasant meadow to reach the village of Yak Kharka.
Today we make a steep uphill walk to ThorangPhedi. First, we walk for a while and cross a river via a suspension bridge to reach the village of Ledar. Then we climb furthermore to ThorongPhedi where decent lodges are built in recent years.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 13: ThorongPhedi – Thorong La (5,416m/17,764ft) – Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft) – 7 – 8 hours
Today we start early at around 4:00 AM to summit the pass by 9 – 10 AM. The strong wind in the noon; makes really difficult to cross the pass. We rise steeply on a regular route that is relatively easy to follow. However, the climb will be tough if the route is filled with snow and ice. After four hours of climb, we reach the Thorong La Pass marked by Chorten and Prayer Flags. The summit of Pass features a stunning view of gigantic peaks and incredible landscapes.
After some moments, we will descend for four houses to reach the holy town of Muktinath. Muktinath is a sacred temple for both Hindus and Buddhists. It is the palace of nirvana or liberation. It is believed that all the sins will be cleansed after you pay homage to this holy site. Muktinath temple is dedicated to the Hindu deity Lord Vishnu and it has 108 waterspouts where pilgrims take a holy bath to wash away their wrongdoings. Another attraction is nearby – Jwala Mai Temple where the fire never gets off as it is backed up by an eternal natural gas.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 14: Muktinath – jomsom (2,734m/8,760ft) 4\5 hours
Today we are on another side of Thorong la Pass and the landscape here is dry and looks somewhat similar to a desert. In the morning, we pay our homage to Muktinath temple and start our journey down to Jomsom
First, we walk along the Kali Gandaki River, cross the Ranipauwa village, and further tumble down to Jomsom through the steep and barren hillside. On our way to May, we come across stupas and ancient traditional houses and settlements of the lower mustang.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Day 15: Drive to Pokhara via Local Transportation
today we drive to along the Kali Gandaki River, via the famous Apple Garden of Nepal Marpha as well as the Deepest George of the world. and Arrive at the city of lake Pokhara and drop at Hotel.
included meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Day 16: Drive to kathamandu 6\7 hours.
Drive Back to Kathmandu for about 6-7 hours and transfer to the hotel.
► Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine, and transportation for all trekking crew All the governmental, official, and local taxes.
► ACAP and TIMS permit
► All the ground transportations as per itinerary
► Farewell dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural shows
► city tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara on request, (cost will be an extra charge )
► in case of helicopter charter on request ( cost will be an extra charge )
► the domestic flight on Request ( cost will be an extra charge )
► Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
► Sightseeing entrance fee guide, transportation in Pokhara and Kathmandu heritage sites
► Travel Insurance and emergency evacuation
► International Airfare and Nepal entry visa fee
► Personal expenses, alcoholic beverages, cold drinks, laundry, hot showers, internet, a bottle of mineral water phone calls, etc.
► Personal trekking equipment
► Tips for trekking staff and driver,
yes, it's possible, private trek or groups as your choice. high vision adventure trek will Arrange all kinds of trekking grouping size.
The Highest Altitude is Throng pass 5416m. from sea level.
This trek is located in the middle west part of Nepal in Manang and Mustang Dristic province No 4.
March - May, and September - November is the Best season for Annapurna circuit trek.
Annapurna conservation area (ACAP) and ( TIMS) Cards are the importation Permit for the Annapurna Circuit trek.
yes, the Annapurna circuit trek is worth it Because in this circuit trek you can see mixed culture, lifestyle, landscape the world deepest gorge and as well as over eight thousand mtr, hights mountain, mt Dhaulagiri 1867m, Annapurna I, 8091m. including all Annapurna Himalayan Ranges.
it's Better to trek the Annapurna circuit with the Guide, for your safety, for your Food, Accumedetion, check post, the trail, and Altitude support of Annapurna Circuit ( thorongla Pass 5416m)
During the Annapurna circuit trek per Day, we gain Approx, 400m to 600m. the max altitude gain will 816m, during the last challenge of the Annapurna circuit trek. Phedi to Thorong La pass, and downhill to Muktinath 3710m.
the Annapurna circuit will take to complete a minimum of 17 days to Jomsom maximum of 22 days including the famous place punhill trek ( Ghorepani trek)
During the Annapurna circuit trek, local Nepali traditional foods, and continental foods are Available. According to providing the menu.
under 15 years can not trek the Annapurna circuit trail, the Annapurna round (throng la pass is 5416m) will be Risky for under 15 years.
if you get ill during the Annapurna circuit trek, first you need to see the condition and you can decide if the condition is normal you can wait a day for Acclimatization for the next step if the condition is not well or recovery Tron Back to downhill to lower place or Get Back to a safe place by any alternative way.
Basic medicine kits will carry the high vision adventure trek. if you continue using any internal medicine it's better to bring your own because it can not be matching for your health.
it's Not Necessary a Big previous trekking experience for the Annapurna circuit trek. if you are healthy, physically fit and if you are under 60 years and above 15 years you can trek to the Annapurna Circuit trial.
you can Drive to Beshisahar for 6-7 hours, by tourist Bus or private transportation, you can start to walk or if you like to drive farther place privet and the local jeep is Available there.