Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek, renowned for its panoramic views of majestic Himalayas, ranks under world top ten trekking destination trails.  Located in the Annapurna region of Nepal, it is popularly known as Annapurna trek or Thorang La pass trek. Breath-taking views of great Himalayas such as Dhaulagiri (8167m),  Annapurna-I (8091m), Manaslu (8163 m), Annapurna-II (7937m), Annapurna-III (7555m), Annapurna-IV (7525m), Annapurna South (7219m), Nilgiri (7041m), Machhapuchhre (6998m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Lamjung Himal (6986m), Tukuche Peak (6920m) and Tilicho Peak (7134m) are the major attractions of the trek. Round Annapurna trek starts from Khudi near Besi Sahar in Lamjung district of Nepal. The circuit is spanned over the total distance of 332km.

The highest point of Annapurna Circuit Trek is Thorung La pass (5416m), which has been regarded as the challenging trekking pass of Annapurna trekking region.  Due to the difficulties countered while crossing the pass, the circuit is usually walked in a counter clockwise direction.

  • Day 01 - Arrive Kathmandu
  • Day 02 - City tour in Kathmandu
  • Day 03 - Drive to Besisahar
  • Day 04 - Besisahar to Khudi
  • Day 05 - Khudi to Bahun danda
  • Day 06 - Bahun danda to Jagat
  • Day 07 - Jagat to Dharapani
  • Day 08 - Dharapani to Chame
  • Day 09 - Chame to Pisang
  • Day 10 - Pisang to Manang
  • Day 11 - Rest day in Manang
  • Day 12 - Manang to Letdar
  • Day 13 - Letdar to Thorang Phedi
  • Day 14 - Thorang Phedi to Muktinath
  • Day 15 - Muktinath to Jomsom
  • Day 16 - From Jomsom Flight to Pokhara 
  • Day 17 - Flight to Kathmandu
  • Day 18 - Depart Kathmandu


1. Airport Pick up and drop on both International & National flight.

2. Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara with bed and breakfast basis.

3. Special traditional welcome dinner on arrival day.

4. National flight and airport tax.

5. All guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with entry fees.

6. English speaking local expert Leader, guide, porters etc. in tour & trek.

7. Trekking Maps.

8. Trekking Permit / National Park Fees / Conservation Fees.

9. Accommodation during trek (local lodges).

10. All Transportation movement as per an itinerary will be on A/C private vehicle.

11. Duffel Bag for the trip.

12. Green Adventures T-Shirt.

1. International Airfare.

2. Nepal Entry Visa Fees.

3. Travel lnsurance  (obligatory on all trips and must include helicopter evacuation  and repatriation).

4. All the personal expenses as bar bills, laundry, Showers on Trek & tips for Trekking staff and any expenses incurred in emergency evacuated / road block due to any reason.

5. Extra baggage charges.

6. All Meals.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our Green representative and driver will meet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and escort you to your designated hotel. The representative will help you to check into your hotel. In the hotel, you will be briefed about your daily activities during the trek.

Day 02 - Sightseeing in Kathmandu 

Kathmandu valley is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The valley offers you a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence. In the morning, after breakfast, you will be guided to visit renowned and one of the largest Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, Bouddha Stupa, Swoyambhunath. After lunch, you will be visiting Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square.

Day 03 - Drive to Besi Sahar [820m] 

This day will mark the beginning of your trek. For this, in the early morning, after having breakfast you will be driven to Besi Sahar, Lamjung district, 180 km northwest from Kathmandu. It takes around 5-6 hours on a tourist vehicle to reach the town. On the way to the destination, you will be mesmerized by view of beautiful scenic hills, forests, rivers, local villages and towns.

Day 04 - Trek to Khudi [790m]

From Besi Sahar, you will trek along the trail turning right at the canal on the outskirts of the village and then descend the narrow path to the Pam Khola. Afterwards, we will move ahead towards the village of Denauti where you will get to see rural Nepali life from close quarters. This trail offers variety of loving scenic views of the Marshyangdi Khola (river), paddy fields and subtropical forests. Finally, the trek will end for the day upon reaching Khudi, which is a Gurung (ethnic tribe) village. 

Day 05 - Trek to Bahundanda [1310m] 

Your destination for today will be Bahundanda – literally meaning “Brahmins hills”, mostly inhabited by Brahmins. As you move away from Khudi, you can catch and see the magnificent Annapurna mountain ranges. Besides, this trail offers you variety of interesting places and rural villages. On the way you will be captivated by terraced fields, waterfalls, dense forests and rivers. Finally you will reach Bahundanda, where you will be accommodated.

Day 06 - Trek to Jagat [1290m]

Leaving for Jagat, you will descend towards the river. This route follows the path that consists of lush forest, waterfall, rivers, landscapes, hills and some villages.  You can also observe the lifestyle of local people if you want. 

Day 07 - Trek to Dharapani [1920m] 

This is the seventh day of your trekking. Today as well, we will continue walking until we reach the river.  Continuing the journey, we will then climb uphill leading to sharp-edged cliff facing the riverbank. En route, Chyamje comes into picture amidst the glorious backdrop of towering Annapurna Himalayan ranges. On treading along a succession of rock-strewn trails, you will descend to a grassy riverbank that leads to Tal and Karte.  You will finally reach Dharapani after crossing a suspension bridge. 

Day 08 - Trek to Chame [2630m]

Hike from Dharapani to Chame covers a distance that will take about 6 hours to complete. The trail now leads to the west in Manaslu as it forms an amazing backdrop of Annapurna-II which occasionally appears to the south. As you continue, Annapurna range offers a breath-taking view. Upon reaching Chame, you will be accommodated at a local guesthouse.

Day 09 - Trek to Pisang [3190m] 

Leaving Chame, this day you will follow steep and narrow paths across dense forests. This will indeed be a wonderful experience. During the trail, you will be able to witness majestic views of Manaslu Himal and other Annapurna Himalayan ranges in addition to great views of Dudh Khola (river), Marshyangdi River and forests. Crossing these places, you will reach Pisang, an administrative center of Manang district where electricity, wireless stations, schools, shops, health posts, post office, police check post, hotels, lodges and banks could be found. Another major attraction of Pisang is hot springs. 

Day 10 - Trek to Manang [3520m] 

Today you will trek up to Manang – popularly said to be the district outside the Himalayas. You have to follow the upper Pisang and Geru route, from where you can enjoy majestic peaks such as Annapurna and Pisang Peak to name among few along with beautiful landscapes. On the way you can also pay a visit to Barge monastery, which is the largest monastery of the district. 

Day 11 - Rest day in Manang [3520m] 

Today you will spend your entire day taking a complete rest for acclimatizing to altitude, contemplating and planning for upcoming trips and getting habituated to your trekking destinations.

Day 12 - Trek to Letdar [4250m]

After completing the acclimatization, you will leave Manang. The trail makes an ascent of nearly 2000m to the Thorung La pass. You will have to climb steadily through Tenki, leaving the Marsyangdi Valley and Jarsang Khola Valley until you reach Ledar.

Day 13 - Trek to Thorung Phedi [4500m] 

Leaving Letdar, you will follow the path making a gradual ascent to a ridge before descending to the headwaters of the Marshyangdi. You will follow a narrow trail across an unstable steep slope and then descend to Thorung Phedi. 

Day 14 – Across Thorung La (5416m) to Muktinath [3800m]

Thorang La (5416m), an unforgettable experience, is clearly the climax of Annapurna Circuit Trek. You will be huffing and puffing, and at the same time exulting in the experience of visiting sacred site of Muktinath Temple (Temple of Lord Vishnu). Muktinath is a pilgrimage center for both Hindus and Buddhists. Here, we can see Tibetan traders as well as sadhus from as far as south India. Shrines could be seen erected in a grove of trees including a Buddhists gompa and the Vishnu temple of Jwalamai. The area restricts any hotels and camping sites.

Day 15 - Trek to Jomsom [2713m]

As mentioned earlier, Muktinath is one of most important destination for both Hindus and Buddhists pilgrims. In the morning, you will pay a visit to the Muktinath Temple. There is also a Buddhist Monastery nearby. Furthermore, magnificent views of Dhaulagiri Peak can be seen from this place. From Muktinath, we will then continue the trek to Jomsom.

Day 16 - Flight to Pokhara

After breakfast, you will be taken to the airport for the flight to Pokhara. The entire day in this city of lake Pokhara will be free for shopping and relaxation, and our Hotel in Pokhara is at Lakeside.

Day 17 – Flight to Kathmandu

After breakfast, you will be driven to the Pokhara airport and we will fly back to Kathmandu. The entire day in the capital is free for exploring, shopping and relaxation. Its a last day of our whole trip so at the end your Leader will organize last group dinner before you leave. 

Day 18 – Depart Kathmandu

After checking out of the hotel, our representative will take you to the international airport for your flight home. If you want to continue your stay in Nepal for short tours i.e. National parks, rafting, mountain biking, hiking, etc., please do let us know. We will be proudly serving your needs.

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