Trip Facts


The Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the Himalaya’s most famous treks. It is also a very rich diversity of the mountain to escape the exhilaration of crossing a high mountain pass. The unequaled views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu Ranges are the essentials of this outstanding trek.

While trekking in the north, we acclimatize at the Manang (3,440 m), before crossing the Thorong -La (5,416 m). Manang is one of the biggest villages, which is well-known to be a good place to stop on the Annapurna Circuit to adjust to the altitude. From here we can get one of the best views of the panorama.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is sociable and fun where the foods are fresh, and good qualities, not too demanding a night spent in comfortable lodges. It’s a circular trek, going up one valley and over the high pass to descend a different valley. The Annapurna Circuit trek has a variety of conditions but most of the walk is on well-established paths and not too high. As you reach the pass, after snow line ridges stretch before you, while far below lies the sub-tropical Kali Gandaki Gorge. Kali Gandaki Gorge is one of the deepest gorges in the world 41 KM between Dhaulagiri one and Annapurna one. The place calls Dana. Kali Gandaki Gorge also lies on the Dhaulagiri trekking route.

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Thorong –La is the heights point of the trek. Likewise, due to the difficulties of crossing pass, the circuit is usually walked in a counter-clockwise direction. From the Thorong-La we steep descend about sixteen hundred meters to Muktinath. It is scared places of Hindu and Buddhist Shrines. Further south, Himalaya becomes even more visible as high windswept valley replaced by Kaligandaki. You will pass through many villages with different cultures and ethnics groups of people in the lower valley of different vegetation. And above 1500 m pine forest and rhododendron forests as well.

Finally, we trek out of the gorges and look back to the peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, before traversing the forest ridges down to Pokhara. We also do explore the peaceful lake city of Pokhara in our way back to Kathmandu

Generally, the best time to trek the Annapurna Circuit in the Spring and Autumn. Although a shortened itinerary is a great option during the monsoon. Only during the winter that causes issues as Thorung La pass if often closed due to snow.

Short Itinerary

  • Day 1: KTM Arrival pick up from Airport and welcoming by garland and transfer to Hotel, trek briefing and welcome dinner.
    O/N Hotel DBB
  • Day 2: Sightseeing world heritage sights Hindus & Buddhist shrines / Trek preparation
    O/N Hotel B/B
  • Day 3: Kathmandu – Besisahar drive (823m) 6hrs Via Jagat, Dharapani or Chame on your request.
    O/N lodge – BLD
  • Day 4: Besi Sahar – Bahundanda trek (1,398m) 6hrs
    O/N lodge – BLD

  • Day 5: Bahundanda – Tal (1,680m) 6hrs
    O/N lodge –
  • Day 6: Tal – Bagarchap (2,080m) 5hrs
    O/N lodge – BLD
  • Day 7: Bagarchap – Chame (2,550m) 6hrs
    O/N lodge – BLD
  • Day 8: Chame – Pisang (3,030m) 5hrs
    O/N lodge – BLD
  • Day 9: Pisang – Manang (3,440m) 4hrs
    O/N lodge – BLD
  • Day 10: Manang – Explore Acclimatization
    O/N lodge – BLD
  • Day 11: Manang – Yak Kharka (4,130m) 4hrs
    O/N lodge – BLD
  • Day 12: Yak Kharka – Thorung Phedi (4,450m) 4hrs
    O/N lodge – BLD
  • Day 13: Thorung Phedi – Thorung - La (5,416m) – Muktinath (3,802m) 7 hrs
    O/N lodge – BLD
  • Day 14: Muktinath – Marpha (2,670m) 6hrs
    O/N lodge – BLD
  • Day 15: Marpha – Kalopani (2,530m) 7hrs
    O/N lodge – BLD
  • Day 16: Kalopani – Tatopani (1,190m) 6hrs
    O/N lodge – BLD
  • Day 17: Tatopani – Ghorepani (2,855m) 7hrs
    O/N lodge – BLD
  • Day 18: Ghorepani – Ghandrung (2012m) Via Tadapani (2590m) 7/8 hrs
    O/N lodge – BLD
  • Day 19: Ghandrung – Nayapul (1,070m) 4hrs trek and drive to Pokhara (8,90m) 1hr
    O/N Hotel -BLD
  • Day 20: Pokhara – Kathmandu Fly 30minets or Drives 7hrs
    O/N Hotel – B/B
  • Day 21: Free day and shopping Farewell dinner
    O/N Hotel -BBD
  • Day 22: Final departure gets back to home, Share experience with family unforgettable memory of Annapurna circuit Trek

Important Note

The above itinerary is a guidelines and a standard outline we advise to help you to plan your trip, we can be modified and offer Tailor–Made trips according to your requirements and availability of the time frame, before trip booked. But when trip starts your Leader or guide only legally responsibly to change itineraries foremost group interest.


Something about Itinerary

On your arrival day in Kathmandu, You will be received by the representative staff from Himalayan Trails Trekking & Climbing P Ltd with proper greeting. When you have had your time to settle in and freshen up. In the afternoon, you will visit our office there will be short trip briefing and introduction with your trekking guide. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Himalayan Trails Trekking & Climbing. For dinner, you will be served excellent cuisine.

Overnight at Hotel –BDB

The very next morning, after breakfast you will leave for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath) which is one of the largest stupas in the world. After city tour you can hang out to the necessary places you might need to go before trekking like, Money changer, ATM, Market ETC.

Overnight at Hotel –B/B

From Kathmandu, we start early to drive to Besishar which is the starting point for Annapurna circuit trek (depending on your choice you can start your trek from jagat, dharapani or Chame.) The road up to Besisahar is quite good, the journey take through deep gorges as you trace the Trisuli River westwards and will pass through the small town of Mugling where the Trisuli and Marshyangdi rivers meet. Then, drive through gravel road covering around 30 kms slowly gaining elevation, getting good view of Bouddha Himal (6736 m) and Himalchuli (7968 m) and to Besisahar (823 m).

Overnight at lodge -BLD

After Breakfast, trail continues northwards up the valley, crossing several suspension bridges and passing several beautiful waterfalls. Above us, we can see the peaks of Lamjung (6859 M). The village bahundanda supports the last shops of any size before Jomsom.

Overnight at lodge -BLD

After breakfast, the trail continues towards Tal a beautiful village having waterfall at the end of the village is situated on a flat land at the border of Lamjung and Manang districts. As you head upstream, you will begin to notice the changes in the people as well as the land, architecture and culture. You notice that there is a concentration of people of Tibetan origin, their houses are built of rock, the vegetation is less tropical and the culture is predominantly Tibetan.

Overnight at lodge -BLD 

After breakfast, the trail from Tal crosses the Marsyangdi Khola to its West Bank after the village of Karte and continues towards the village of Dharapani. From Dharapani you continue up the river valley past the Gurung village of Thonje to the village of Bagarchap. Bagarchap means Butcher’s place.

Overnight at lodge -BLD

After Breakfast , the trail continue along the left bank, climb up the heavily wooded Manang Valley past small settlements with excellent views of Manaslu and the peaks above Larkya La. Lodge at the village of Chame, administrative headquarters of the region and the last major market before Jomosom.

Overnight at lodge -BLD

After breakfast, the trail passes through pine forests, over fairly level ground, through the village of Taleku to Bhratang. Like all vilages since Dharapani these predominantly Buddhist villages have an entrance chorten and an exit chorten. Annapurna II can be seen to the south and you are now behind the main Himalaya peaks in their rain shadow area. After crossing a series of woodden cantilever bridges you enter a spruce and fir forest that eventually gives way to a pine forest. After days in the gorge the forests provide a welcome change. Crossing the river to its left bank you reach your lodge at the village of Pisang.

Overnight at lodge -BLD

After breakfast, the trail continues throughout the upper part of the Manang District where the Tibetan/Buddhist influence can be seen throughout. People in this region herd yaks and raise crops such as maize. Leaving Pisang, there are two options that follow the Marsyangdi River both of which meet up again in the village of Mungji and Braga, with its beautiful monastery – the southern route or the northern route. The southern route involves a gentle climb following alongside the river. The northern route is a bit more demanding and strenuous, climbing up the north ridge of the valley. The views along the upper northern route of the Annapurna’s are stunning.

Overnight at lodge -BLD

Today is a rest and acclimatization day. Manang is a fascinating village, the chief Buddhist village that gives its name to the area. As such it’s ideal for our essential acclimatization rest day before taking on the Thorong La. There are excellent side trips such as the short climb to the Cliffside Bod-zo Gompa where the lama performs a blessing ceremony to protect us on our journey. Bhojo Gompa or Gangapurna Lake is worth visiting sites from acclimatization point of view. An easy excursion to a little distance away to a village called Vraga, a small old village with a monastery is also possible.

Overnight at lodge -BLD

After breakfast we head towards the base of the Thorung La. Climbing out of the Marsyangdi Valley, following instead, the Jarsang Khola. Here we are far above the pine and fir forests and are truly immersed in the beauty of the high Himalaya. Taking it slowly as we reach Yak Kharka where yak herders bring their animals to graze.

Overnight at lodge -BLD

After Breakfast the trail Continue through pastures, which eventually give way to high arid desert at Phedi, at the base of Thorung La.

Overnight at lodge -BLD

After breakfast From Phedi ascend to a notch and turning left head for the Thorung La. A chain of rocks marks the pass, which might not be visible if there is snow. Beyond the pass you enter the river valley of the Kali Gandaki River. The descent is long, starting gently, but increasing in steepness, following a series of switchbacks leading to the grassy slopes and holy town of Muktinath (3800m). Muktinath is surrounded by rugged mountain landscapes and with unparalleled views of Dhaulagiri (8167m), the world’s 7th highest mountain.

Overnight at lodge -BLD

After breakfast , Trek back from Multinath through trail via Kali Gandaki valley then trek to Marpha 6 hours walking to Marpha village. This town is famous for Apple; don’t miss to eat Apple Pia and Apple Juice.

Overnight at lodge –BLD

After breakfast, Trek down to Kalopani 6 hours walking through Kali Gandaki Valley .During the trek passes apple orchards along with picturesque mountain sceneries. Some major peaks are Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, Tukche Peak, three Nilgiris, and Fang.

Overnight at lodge -BLD

After breakfast, the trail follows the river through a narrow gorge, and descends to cross a bridge near a spectacular waterfall, before winding through the valley to Tatopani. The hot water springs that give the village its name provide the perfect opportunity for a good ‘scrub.

Overnight at lodge -BLD

After breakfast, the trail follows crossing the Kali Gandaki River we slowly climb steeply up the village of Sikha, which is inhabited by Magars. From Sikha along the path that leads to the Rhodendrons forest and you can see the Annapurna South, hidden by a ridge smiling at you. We will walk past the villages of Banthanti and Nangathanti through the forest to reach Ghorepani. Ghorepani is a settlement of Poon Magars.

Overnight at lodge -BLD

Early in the morning we hike up 45 minutes to Poon Hill for sunrise. Poon Hill is one of the best places to view Sunrise in Nepal. From there we can see Marvelous view of Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri ranges, Nilgiri, Fishtail. After taking good time in Poon Hill returm back d to the Ghorepani for breakfast then trek to Tadapani 4/5 hours through Nice jungle walk.

Overnight at lodge -BLD

After breakfast, Trek Back to Pokhara 5 hours walking descends to Nayapul via Ulleri, Birethanti and drive to Pokhara. Stay in hotel.

Overnight at Hotel -BLD

After Breakfast, transfer to airport and fly back to Kathmandu or you can also return back via Tourist bus.

Overnight at Hotel (B B)

You are free to spend the day at your leisure to relax, refresh, and perhaps take a trip to explore more of the city, before the group’s final evening celebrating huge achievement with a special dinner. Around the evening, we will take you for a farewell dinner. While having dinner, we will also discuss your trip and take feedback.

Overnight Hotel (B/DB)

One of our company representatives will assist you to get to the airport by privet vehicle as per your flight departure time and back to home share experiences with family and friends unforgettable memory of Annapurna Circuit Trek.

Dates & Cost

Trip Start Date Trip End Date Price Status Book
2 May 2018 24 May 2018 US$ 1800 Book Now


Notes about Inclusive and Exclusive

Cost Includes

• Arrival airport pick up and Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights
• Accommodation 2-3 stars Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara on twin share bed with B/B plan
• According to CHOICE of menu 3 times meal B/F, Lunch & Dinner with 2 cups of tea or coffee in breakfast and every meals a cup of while the trekking
• Responsible trekking policy of two Trekkers: One porter.
• Accommodations at clean and comfortable local Tea House / Lodge during the trek
• English speaking guided half day city tour with world heritage sites
• All domestic flight, Airport taxes, private transportations starting & ending points of trek
• English Speaking Experience local Mountain Guides – by Himalayan Trails trained and Nepal government      licensed holder as well as First Aid Eco trained, along the trek basic complete First Aid Kits
Assistants Guide and other support staff if indeed
• Annapurna Trekking Map
• Insurance of all staffs Guide, Assistants, Porters, Accommodations, food and reasonable salary during the treks
• All necessary officials pepper work
• TIMS and Annapurna Conservation Fee (ACAP)
• Warm clothing and required trekking gear for porters
• Travel and Rescue arrangements
• All the Government VATs & Taxes
• Welcome and Farewell dinner as per itinerary

Cost Excludes

• Nepal entry Visa fees (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
• International Airfare
• Your Travel Insurance
• Lunch, Dinner & Drinks in the cities.
• Any kind of drinks & personal expenses on trek
• Hot shower, Electricity Bills during trek
• Personal gear & clothing
• Medical evacuation encase of Emergency
• Tips and Items of a personal nature like postage and laundry
• Expenses deserve due to Natural or manmade hazards like landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. will be charge extra as per actual and anything not specify on the cost above.


Annapurna Circuit Trek


Physical fitness is one of the most key elements on the trek. The trekking in the Himalayan is not forced on it and pacing is always slow, most of the days generally being shorter than a hiking day at your home country. We believe that should be you’re imaginable of its kind of holiday trip literally than a contest to provide evidence of the travelers. We maintain situated so as to allow easy access to your trip can be demanding but not a difficult. You can make your own speed and enjoy your trip stunning atmosphere rather than following to other to catch. Himalayan Trails, recommend that you assume on a good fitness agenda proceeding to your trip although and one that builds up general strength and specific leg muscle groups. There is nothing like hiking with a bag pack to train for trek in Himalaya. So our best advice is to get out into the Hills or Alps as often as you can. You better ware your hiking boots and carry about 5-6 kg in your day bag-pack; this is a good weight to walk with it.
If you are doing Gym then which can be helpful and work on the thigh and calf muscles but better to build your heart rate over 50%. Any kind of heart breed activities are good but swimming will not add it doesn’t train right muscles groups better added other exercise to be effective. Hiking in Hills, Alps would be the best preparation for a trek in Nepal.


The trekking trail and area of Nepal mostly well trodden and natural path most of the regions, even though it can be rocky and rough in some parts. It is not precipitous and there is no rock climbing or Mountaineering which is requiring equipments. It is hike most of the way in Himalaya, but some parts of the hills can be steep up and down and can be longer!
On the way you may meet many people along the trails as well as Donkeys, Yaks and heavy load porters. Walking in the Himalaya there is rule of the way when meet an approaching Donkeys, Yaks and porters always make sure you step to always on side where wide enough to passes through each other,( towards slopes side of the hill or inside of the Trail). Note: never ever stand ridged sides of the trail. If you stand, it means, we call (outside standing is suicide and inside is safe site) because it can be push by them down to mountains or rivers.
The trekking poles are very useful, if you have problems with knees, depending on weather or personal choice for using them. Even though higher up, ice path, moraine, open slopes may give you extra support from it, also quite easy to follow the path.
Always final sections are can be Glacier itself and high elevation, it is bit difficult and occasionally slippery under trails. The ice is covered in water stones and dirt, so where a coolant produces cold temperatures in the surface below.
Comfortable, good sole, ankle support (4 seasons) trekking boots water proof are recommended for the high passes trek but for the lower trek light weight hiking boots are fine to protect you beside, probably going over an ankle, low altitude trek heavy boots will be hot and unwieldy.


Tea house trek accommodation will be in comfortable tea houses and lodges run most of the area by local families, except people specify a preference for tents. Every tea house or lodge has a common heated Chimney in the dining hall, although the bedrooms are not heated with mattresses, pillows and two beds in a room. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bag (3 seasons in normally fine) but possibility is also you can buy and hire in Kathmandu.
Generally most of the tea houses have hot showers by gas gizzards and they have squire toilets but some area have and use drop toilets with flush systems.
For the Camping/ Tent trekking we use branded company tents which are for two persons comfortably can sleep and can put your luggage on side, and we provide you the mattresses. Tents are fixed always near the guest house and eating in our own dining tent, sometimes eating can be indoors, depends on possibility. So toilets sometimes you will use from the lodge but obvious we will have our privet toilet tents too.
Himalayan Trails support!
Our main back bones of the trek are porters, will carry your main duffle bag up to a maximum weight of 12-14 kg per guest and supply for all the groups needs, if you need to go back down to the valley together with assisting you. Apart from specially camping, all the accommodations are in local lodge or Tea houses which are well prepared, warm and friendly environment.
Our entire trip we run by permanently Guides or Leaders, who have been employed over ten years with us and been training personally high standard leadership and first aid by our company. They know how to deal with emergencies and speak fluently English. They are always helpful and look after you so many years have been working with tourist and westerns, they know the westerns needs and understanding. Our porters are always who works with us forever all our teams are dedicated and they will provide high standards services.