About Trip Overview
Since it opened to foreign trekkers in 1977, the Annapurna Circuit Trek is renowned as one of the most spectacular and varied walks in the world. Starting from less than 1,000 meters in lush green valleys, it gives us a chance to explore the Himalayas from bottom to top and from many different angles and perspectives. This three week trek starts right from Besisahar which goes along the Marshyangdi River, with great views of Manaslu and Himal Chuli to the east. This magnificent trek leads you to the fine village, inhabited by a wide diversity of people from different ethnic groups, offering spectacular and majestic views of the white Himalayas. Continuing to the north of the main Himalayan range to the high and dry Tibetan Plateau, the scenery is equally breathtaking.
The highest point of the Annapurna Circuit trek is Thorung La pass at the top of the valley at 5416 meters high. Due to the difficulties of crossing the pass, the circuit is usually walked in a counter clockwise direction. Traveling clockwise the longer ascent and shorter descent from west to east is too much for many people to manage in one day.
As we descend to the west at Muktinath, from pass we continue to the barren Tibetan like village of the Kali Gandaki – the world’s deepest gorge, passes between the giant Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains. After you cross the Thorung La pass from Manang to Muktinath the final seven days of the circuit trek are the same as the Jomsom Trek from Pokhara, but in reverse.
Day 1 Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters). Overnight at hotel.
Day 2 Kathmandu city tour. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3 Drive to Besisahar (830meters) by bus. 7 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 4 Trek Besisahar to Bahundanda (1310 meters) 5 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 5 Trek to Chamje (1400meters). 5 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 6 Trek to Bagarchhap (2160meters). 5 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 7 Trek to Chame (2630meters). 5 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 8 Trek to Pisang (3300 meters) 5 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 9 Trek to Manang (3540 meters). 5 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 10 Acclimatization day at Manang village. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 11 Trek to Yak Kharka (4000 meters) 5 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 12 Trek to Thorong Phedi (4450 meters) 5 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 13 Trek to Muktinath (3800 meters) via Thorung La pass (5416 meters) 8 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 14 Trek to Marpha (2670 meters) via Jomsom (2710 meters). 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 15 Trek to Ghasa (2010 meters) 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 16 Trek to Tatopani (1190 meters). 5 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 17 Rest and relaxing day at Tatopani. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 18 Trek to Ghorepani (2810 meters) 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 19 Early in the morning hiking up to Poon Hill (3210meters) and trek to Tikhedunga (1570meters) 5 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 20 Trek down to Nayapul (1010 meters) and an hour drive to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.
Day 21 Pokhara City tour. Overnight at hotel.
Day 22 Drive back to Kathmandu (1345meters). Overnight at hotel.
Day 23 Transfer to international airport for your final departure.
Date and Cost
- Pick up and drop transport as mentioned in the itinerary
- Accommodation and breakfast in Kathmandu
- Accomodation and three meals a day during the trekking
- Trekking guide and porters
- National parks’ fees, TIMS card and government royalties
- Domestic air ticket and airport tax for tourists and guides as mentioned in the itinerary
- Insurance of our trekking staff members
- Trekking and sightseeing in Kathmandu valley or other parts of Nepal as mentioned in the itinerary
- Sleeping bags
- Down jackets
- Duffle bags
- Oxygen cylinder
- Trekking map
- First Aid Kit
- Farewell dinner with cultural program or dinner with Nepali family
- International air ticket, airport tax and Nepal visa fees
- Travel insurance and the cost of medical services of tourists
- All kinds of cloth and personal trekking equipment
- Other personal expenses and tips
- Charted helicopter, plane and other transports in case of emergency