Annaupurna Circuit trek

Trip cost700 USD Book this Trip
Trip Duration 12 Days
Destination Nepal
Trip Grade Strenuous
Activity Trekking
Transportation By Bus
Accomodation Lodge to lodge
Meals Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Max. Altitude 5,416 m
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Annapurna circuit trek is one of the most stimulating trek with great scenery, diverse culture and well established teahouses. The trek goes around the Annapurna massif jagged with spectacular peaks including the 10th highest in the world, the Annapurna I (8,091 m). The route navigates from the southern lush green valleys to the arid alpine land in the north of Himalaya coming back down to southern foothills. Landscape and culture changes drastically from Hindu dominant cosmopolitan villages to hardcore Tibetan Buddhist villages those are much more intact than Tibet under Chinese influence. The trail winds through Marshyangdi valley and crosses the high pass of 5,416 m at Throng La coming down to Kaligandaki valley with view of snow peaks from Dhaulagiri range. 

Trek Options : 

Tilicho Lake Trek :

Extend your trek by 3 days to explore the pristine alpine lake of Tilicho at 4,919 m. The 4 km by 1.2 km lake is one of the popular trekking as well as pilgrimage destinations. The lake is mentioned in the Hindu epic Ramayana as Kagbhusandi Lake. Kakabhusundi was one of the immortals in Hindu mythology who briefed the 'Ramayana' to the Garuda, king of birds at the place. 

Those looking for more adventure can cross the Mesokanto La pass (5,469 m) to the Kali Gandaki valley. 

Ghorepani and Annapurna base camp :

For those having more time can also drive down the Kali Gandaki valley after Thorong La pass and then trek to Ghorepani and further to Annapurna base camp. This will take about 18 to 20 days in total 

Trip Highlights

  • Trekking in trans-Himalayan region of Nepal Himalayas.
  • Most popular trek in Nepal.
  • Adventure of crossing 5,416 m, Thorong pass based in teahouses. 
  • Buddhist villages more intact and happy than Tibet across the border.
  • Exploration of Lower Mustang with great archaeological importance. 
  • Trekking through deep gorge wedged between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. 

Outline Day to Day Itinerary:

  • Day 01:Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar and further to Bhulbhule. - 8 hrs
  • Day 02:Trek to Jagat - 6 hrs / 1,400 m
  • Day 03:Trek to Dharapani - 7 hrs / 1,960 m
  • Day 04:Trek to Chame - 6 hrs / 2,620 m
  • Day 05:Trek to Pisang - 6 hrs / 3,190 m
  • Day 06:Trek to Manang - 3,540 m.
  • Day 07:Rest day for acclimatization.
  • Day 08:Manang to Yak Kharka(4020m) or churi Ledar (4200 m)
  • Day 09:Letdar to Thorang Phedi(4440 m)
  • Day 10:Thorang Phedi via Thorang La Pass (5416 m) – Muktinath (3800 m)
  • Day 11:Trek or drive back to Jomsom. Explore and wait to fly the next day.
  • Day 12:Fly back to Pokhra. Free day.

Cost Includes

  • Necessary trekking permits. ACAP (Annapurna conservation Area Project) and TIMS (Trekking information management system)
  • Bus to Besisahar or Bhulbhule (Private transport for extra cost)
  • Trekking with licensed and experienced guide and necessary porters.
  • Teahouse accommodation with three meals a day during the trek. 
  • Bus from Jomsom to Pokhara. Private transportation or flight is available for extra cost.
  • Airport pick up and drop as per agreement. 

Cost Excludes

  • Any type of insurances. Rescue and evacaution will be done on your account.
  • Delay and cancellation because of natural phenomenon. 
  • Meals beside beakfast while in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Bottled drinks and beverages, toiletries and things of personal nature purchased by clients. 
  • Tea breaks and snacks bought by clients beside three meals. 
  • Tips for guide and porter. 
  • An unforgetable Adventure
    Canada Published: Sunday, October 15, 2023

    An unforgetable Adventure


    My partner and I did a customized 15-day itinerary of the Annapurna Circuit with iTour Nepal and it was one of the best trips of our lives! Rabi was extremely helpful from day one, from assisting us in building the itinerary to allowing us to customize to our needs and even helping us in booking flights along the way! Unfortunately one of our bags never arrived from Canada, and Rabi was very kind to let us borrow his backpack so that we didn’t have to buy all new stuff. When we got back from the trek, Rabi and his wife hosted us at their beautiful homestay for the day while we waited for our flight and really supported us through an unfortunate bout of food poisoning by running out to get us medication and driving us to the airport. We can’t recommend Rabi’s company highly enough- he is very knowledgeable of the area, thoughtful, flexible, generous, and will go out of his way to make your trip unforgettable. Our only regret is not staying at his family’s homestay- Kopila’s Homestay- when in Kathmandu. Next time! Thanks so much to Rabi and his wonderful family!

Usefull Info

  • ACAP and TIMS should be issued in Kathmandu before departure. The package includes the permits. 
  • It is possible to drive further into the valley making it shorter for fit and experienced trekkers. 
  • Driving back from Muktinath takes about 10 - 12 hrs. There is also an option of flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. 
  • Annapurna circuit trek could be customized with sidetrek to Tilicho Lake, Ghorpani or Annapurna base camp. 
  • An alternate route via Nar Phu valley is off the beaten path trek. 
  • Comfortable lodges or luxury resorts are avilable except for a night before the pass. 


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