Annapurna Circuit Trek

Trip Highlights

  • Trek through the mesmerizing Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Visit various religious sites including Braga Gompa and Muktinath
  • Relish the sights of the Annapurna Himalayas and Tibetan Mountains
  • Relax at the natural hot water springs in Tatopani
  • Witness the remarkable sunrise view over Annapurna ranges from the Poon Hill viewpoint

Trip Overview

Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most prominently sought-after trekking adventures in Nepal. It wouldn’t be far off to say that the Annapurna Trek is a masterpiece of classic trekking ventures. The Annapurna Circuit is comprehensive in presenting trekkers with the region’s best elements and characteristics.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek touches the edges of the Tibetan plateau, crosses two different river valleys, and encircles the Annapurna massif with the trail going through the Thorung La Pass (5416m) – the highest Mountain Pass on the trekking journey. Views of the mountains like Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna South (7219m), Gangapurna (7454m), Nilgiri (7061m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), Dhaulagiri (8167m).  And many other neighboring peaks seen from the Thorung La Pass (5416m) are utterly resplendent and quite alluring.

It is a journey of circumventing the Annapurna massif in an anti-clockwise direction, trekking from the foothills of the Annapurna to well-known destinations like Manang, Thorung La Phedi, Mustang, Muktinath, Marpha, and Pokhara. The Hike refers to as the best long-distance trek in the world. Besides, the Annapurna Circuit is also a spiritual journey; the temple of Muktinath with its eternal burning flame adds a spiritual ambiance to an otherwise naturally rich adventure.

Furthermore, along with the journey, trekkers can also enjoy the natural hot springs of Tatopani. Descending along Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, the trek adds a final touch of master-class as we witness the sunrise over the majestic ranges of Annapurna Circuit Trek.

Our team of professional staff manages everything required for you all along the journey in the best possible way. Accompanied by well-trained guides, we always make sure that all of our customers are getting the best services. We provide excellent accommodation and transportation services while never compromising the standard of the trek. Your satisfaction is our guarantee!

Outline Itinerary

01: Arrive in Kathmandu |1300m
02: Trek Preparation and Kathmandu City Sightseeing Tour
03: Drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule via Besisahar, and Trek to Ngadi (930m) Duration: 8 Hours
04: Ngadi to Jagat (1300m), Duration 4-5 Hours
05: Jagat to Dharapani (1860m), Duration: 6 Hours
06: Dharapani to Chame (2670m), Duration: 5 Hours
07: Chame to Pisang (3300m), Duration: 5 Hours
08: Pisang to Manang (3570m), Duration: 4 Hours
09: Manang – Acclimatization Day
10: Manang to Yak Kharka (4,050m), Duration: 3 – 4 Hours
11: Yak Kharka to Thorung Phedi (4,525m), Duration: 3 – 4 Hours
12: Thorung Phedi to Muktinath (3,760m) crossing over Thorung La Pass (5,416m), Duration: 7/8 Hours
13: Muktinath to Kagbeni (2810m), Duration: 4 Hours
14: Kagbeni to Marpha (2670m), Duration: 6 Hours
15: Marpha to Kalopani (2010m), Duration: 4 Hours
16: Kalopani to Tatopani (1190m), Duration: 5 Hours
17: Tatopani to Ghorepani (2860m), Duration: 5 – 6 Hours
18: Hike to Poonhill (3193m), Trek to Nayapul, and Drive to Pokhara, Duration: 7 – 8 Hours
19: Drive back to Kathmandu via Tourist Bus, Duration: 6 Hours
20: Your final Departure

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Itinerary

01: Arrive in Kathmandu |1300m
Upon landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be picked up and welcomed by one of our airport representatives and transferred to your hotel for your check-in. You can enjoy your stay at the hotel and take in its surroundings. In the evening, you will participate in a welcome dinner organized by Ace Vision Treks. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
02: Trek Preparation and Kathmandu City Sightseeing Tour
You will have a wonderful guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city today. The city has four major UNESCO World Heritage sites within its parameters, and each of the sites is a revered religious and historical destination that showcases Nepal’s dexterity in the field of art and architecture in an amazing way. You will visit the Kathmandu Durbar Square, the Pashupatinath Temple, the Boudhanath Stupa, and the Swayambhunath Stupa. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your Hotel. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
03: Drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule via Besisahar, and Trek to Ngadi (930m) Duration: 8 Hours
From the capital, we will drive to Bhulbhule passing Besisahar on the way. This drive gives you some insight into the rural residents of Nepal – their lifestyle and cultures are quite different from those living in bustling cities. From Bhulbhule, we begin our trek towards Ngadi. Overnight stay at Ngadi.
04: Ngadi to Jagat (1300m), Duration 4-5 Hours
This day entails a short trek from Ngadi to Jagat. Traversing along the border of Annapurna Conservation Area and Manaslu Conservation Area, the trek first heads to Bahundanda. Walking opposite the flow of the Marsayangdi River, we make our way to Ghermu Phant and ascend to Syange. Jagat is a couple of hours’ walk away from Syange. Overnight stay at Jagat.
05: Jagat to Dharapani (1860m), Duration: 6 Hours
From Jagat, our trail winds up to Chamje- a small settlement that is surrounded by sheer vertical cliffs and laden with a waterfall. After crossing a suspension bridge over the Gandaki River, the trail takes us uphill through thick Oak forests. We will continue along the Marsayangdi River to reach Dharapani. Overnight stay at Dharapani.
06: Dharapani to Chame (2670m), Duration: 5 Hours
The trail climbs along a mule dirt track into a lush fir forest and then follows the river alongside tall oak and maple trees. On the way, you will be awestruck by spectacular views of major Himalayan peaks like Manaslu (8163m), the Lamjung Himal (6983m), and the Annapurna II (7937m). The region is mostly occupied by Rai, Limbu, and Gurung communities. Overnight stay at Chame.
07: Chame to Pisang (3300m), Duration: 5 Hours
From Chame, we will leave the village passing its Chorten-gate and the Mani wall, and continue on our trial which now follows a steep and narrow river valley winding through deep woodlands. The trail gets a bit dramatic after Bhratang; the sheer cliff rises to one side of the trail while the other drops off gapingly towards the Marsayangdi River. Further up ahead, you will come across the view of the Pangdi Danda. Overnight stay at Pisang.
08: Pisang to Manang (3570m), Duration: 4 Hours
Today, we will take the upper route to Manang via Ghyaru and Ngawal. We will experience more breathtaking scenery as the towering, majestic peaks overwhelm our senses with panoramic views of Annapurna (8091m), Pisang peak (6091m), and several other majestic Himalayas. We can also have a short visit to the Braga Monastery as well- it is the largest in the entire district of Manang. Overnight stay at Manang.
09: Manang – Acclimatization Day
This day is set for acclimatization so that the ascent does overwhelm our bodies. We can relax or explore the Manang valley for the day. Manang houses many monasteries including Boozo Gompa and Braga Gompa which is nearly 900 years old. We can also take a short hike to Gangapurna Lake to spend the day. Overnight stay at Manang.
10: Manang to Yak Kharka (4,050m), Duration: 3 – 4 Hours
From Manang village, the trail crosses a stream, ascends to the village of Tengi above Manang, and then continues to climb out of the Marsayangdi Valley turning northwest up the valley towards the Jharsang Khola. Turning right into a side valley of Thorung Khola, we will continue the trek around the Annapurna’s to reach Yak Kharka. Yak Kharka is a small settlement where you can see many yaks grazing on the slopes of the settlement. Overnight stay at Yak Kharka.
11: Yak Kharka to Thorung Phedi (4,525m), Duration: 3 – 4 Hours
Our trek begins with a gradual ascent to Ledar. The trail passes along the Kone River as we make our way towards Thorung Phedi. During the trek, we can get views of the Chulu mountain ranges and barren yet unconventionally charming landscapes. We cross the Kone River and after a short walk, we reach Thorung Phedi. Overnight stay at Thorung Phedi.
12: Thorung Phedi to Muktinath (3,760m) crossing over Thorung La Pass (5,416m), Duration: 7/8 Hours
We begin the trek early in the morning and head to Thorung La pass (5416m). The pass provides panoramic views of snow-capped peaks like Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna III (7555m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), Gangapurna (7454m), Nilgiri (7061m), Dhaulagiri (8167m) and many other neighboring mountains. Our trail then descends steeply down to Muktinath – an important pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists alike. Overnight stay at Muktinath.
13: Muktinath to Kagbeni (2810m), Duration: 4 Hours
Leaving the Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage site of Muktinath behind, we head to the village known to be the entrance to Upper Mustang, Kagbeni. Heading west from Muktinath, we begin to make a gradual descent along the barren ridges. As the trails get flat and descend, we are accompanied by the occasional breezes and views of the surrounding areas. Continuing for a few hours, we reach Kagbeni. Overnight stay at Kagbeni.
14: Kagbeni to Marpha (2670m), Duration: 6 Hours
We begin on our descent to Jomsom and head towards Jomsom enjoying the beautiful landscapes along the way. Then, the trek to Jomsom and beyond is filled with Buddhist-influenced monasteries and local culture. We go past Rinjing and Solmi Gompas before reaching Marpha. The region is famous for apple production and apple derivatives. Overnight stay at Marpha.
15: Marpha to Kalopani (2010m), Duration: 4 Hours
We will descend through the valley following the Kali Gandaki River to Kalopani. Walking along the bank of the Kali Gandaki River, we can enjoy the deep-set terrain surrounded by tall gorges. The black river of the Kali Gandaki under the brooding sky, gushing its way mightily from far-off Muktinath and cutting its way through the landscape makes trekking quite serene. Overnight stay at Kalopani.
16: Kalopani to Tatopani (1190m), Duration: 5 Hours
Today, we will continue descending through the Kali Gandaki River Valley towards Tatopani. Tatopani is famous for its natural hot springs. This is the best place to relax your body after a long day’s trek. The springs are mixed with natural minerals that help in soothing muscle pains. Overnight stay at Tatopani.
17: Tatopani to Ghorepani (2860m), Duration: 5 – 6 Hours
Heading further south, the trek on this takes us towards the heart of the Annapurna region where Gurung communities have thrived. From Tatopani, the ascent, initially, takes us to Shikha. From here, passing small settlements and occasional tea shops, we reach Phalate. Thereon, the trek ascends rather steeply to reach the Gurung village of Ghorepani. Overnight stay at Ghorepani.
18: Hike to Poonhill (3193m), Trek to Nayapul, and Drive to Pokhara, Duration: 7 – 8 Hours
On this day, we wake up early and head to the viewpoint at Poonhill. A short hike from Ghorepani leads us to the vantage point offering enchanting sunrise views over the Himalayas in the Annapurna region. Later, we return to Ghorepani and prepare for a final trek to Nayapul. You can catch glimpses of the village people as well as they work on the farms. From Nayapul, a short drive takes us to Pokhara. If time permits, we can explore the lively city. Overnight stay at a hotel in Pokhara.
19: Drive back to Kathmandu via Tourist Bus, Duration: 6 Hours
You will say goodbye to the Annapurna Mountains for the last time as you make your way back to Kathmandu today. You can spend your time shopping in the city or enjoying the many continental restaurants. You can also explore some revered sites in the city. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
20: Your final Departure
Ace vision Treks and Tours staff drop Approximately three hours before your scheduled flight, you will be transferred to the airport for your final departure.

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What's Include

  • All ground transfers as per itinerary
  • 3 Night Accommodation in Kathmandu, 2-night accommodation in Pokhara with Breakfast at Three-star (3***) hotel
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu with a professional English speaking guide & Private vehicle
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek
  • Lodge or teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • Annapurna Conservation Area entry permits
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) fee
  • An experienced English speaking trekking guide
  • Porters to carry luggage (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Staff food, accommodation, salary & insurance
  • Welcome or farewell dinner
  • All governmental procedure

What's Exclude

  • Your travel insurance
  • Your Nepal Visa.
  • You will require 2 passport size photos
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Personal trekking Equipment
  • Tips for trekking crews
  • Sightseeing and Monuments fees
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the price include sections

Equipment Lists

As per your destination to visit please kindly consult with Trekking Company for suitable equipment, once.

  • 1 pair of strong hiking/mountain boots
  • 1 pair of waterproof gaiters / over trousers
  • 1 sleeping bag (-IDC) / (-20)
  • 1 down jacket
  • 1 light water- and windproof jacket
  • 1 water bottle
  • 1 torch or flashlight and spare batteries
  • 2 long sleeve cotton shirts
  • 1 medium-size towel
  • 1 pair of sports shoes/sandals
  • 2 pairs of light-weight trousers
  • 1 fleece / warm sweater
  • 2 T-Shirts
  • 2 pairs of light socks
  • 3 pairs of heavy wool socks
  • 1 warm hat
  • 1 pair of sunglasses
  • 1 sun hat
  • Trekking poles (opt.)
  • Personal toiletries – soap/shampoo toilet paper, etc.
  • Pills or tools for water disinfection

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  • USD 1199
  • Difficult
  • 20 Days
  • 5416 M.
  • B.L.D.
  • Hotel & Tea House
  • March-May & September-November

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