Annapurna Circuit trek offers a lifetime opportunity to experience the changing geography, climatic zone, picturesque sceneries, and wide ethnic diversity with their distinct culture, language, and tradition. Annapurna Circuit Trek, which is located in the Annapurna region, is one of the best trekking routes to experience the mystical scenic beauties with wide diversity in arts and culture of the Himalayas. This is the most popular trek among foreigners and Nepalese alike, for it is a relatively easy trail amid picturesque landscape.

Apart from the majestic views of the vast Annapurna massif, Annapurna Circuit trek is also an opportunity to explore the cultural richness of the region as the 21-days trek passes through several Gurung and Thakali settlements. Annapurna Circuit trek starts from Khudi, upon leaving Kathmandu on a scenic drive on the country road. The trail takes the trekker through the highest pass of Nepal named Thorong La Pass (5416m), which provides a mesmerizing, 360-degree view of the gigantic mountains like Dhaulagiri (8167m), Manaslu (8156m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), and Annapurna (8091m). The trek passes alongside two large rivers, the world’s deepest Gorge “Kali Gandaki Gorge” and Marsayangdi River. The trail also reaches Muktinath Temple, the holy pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists.

The trail walks through beautiful lush forests filled with colorful rhododendrons, oaks, and pines with a chance to encounter many wild-lives. Some of the highlights the trek include the Thakali settlement of Manang, the apple capital of Marpha, the rhododendron forests of Ghorepani, the sunrise from Poonhill, the Gurung village of Ghandruk, and the City of Lakes–Pokhara.

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Trip Fact

Geography Mountain/ Forest/ Village Level of Difficulty  Moderate
Duration of Trek 21 Days Max Altitude 5416m
Religions Buddhism Ethnic People Thakali/Gurung
Accommodation Hotel/ Lodge/ Homestay/ Guest House Transportation Tourist Bus/ Private Vehicle
Region  Annapurna Region Group Size 1-12 person

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Day 03: Drive to Khudi (800m/2,624ft): 7- 8 hours
Day 04: Khudi to Siurung (2200m/7216 ft): 6 – 7 hours
Day 05: Siurung to Jagat (1,300m/4265ft): 6 – 7 hours
Day 06: Jagat to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft): 7-8 hours
Day 07: Dharapani to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft): 5 – 6 hours
Day 08: Chame to Pisang (3,300m/10824ft): 5 – 6 hours
Day 09: Pisang to Manang: 6 – 7 hours
Day 10: Manang: Acclimatization day
Day 11: Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft): 3 – 4 hours
Day 12: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,600m/15,092ft): 3 – 4 hours
Day 13: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft) via Thorong La pass (5416m/17764ft): 7 – 8 hours
Day 14: Muktinath to Marpha (2,670m/8,760ft): 4 – 5 hours
Day 15: Marpha to Kalopani (2,530 m/8,300 ft): 5 – 6 hours
Day 16: Kalopani to Tatopani (1,200m/3,937ft): 6 – 7 hours
Day 17: Tatopani to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft): 7 – 8 hours
Day 18: Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani (2,700m/8,860ft): 6 – 7 hours
Day 19: Tadapani to Pokhara (827m/2,789ft) via Ghandruk: 5 – 6 hours trek, 1-hour drive
Day 20: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu: 5-6 hours
Day 21: Final departure

Included on the Cost:

Domestic and international flights transfer.
3 Star hotel accommodation at Kathmandu on double/twin room sharing with Breakfast.
Guided tour of the city with all entry fees as per Itinerary.
Kathmandu- Pokhara- Kathmandu one-way flight.
Accommodation in trekking at best available Teahouse/Lodge.
Daily breakfast.
Amble Himalaya Treks provides duffel bag and Sleeping bag to use during the trek.
Experience professional trek guide, accredited by the Nepal government.
Trekking permits and local taxes for the Annapurna region.
Porters required to carry all personal gear; 1 porter per 2 trekkers (on deluxe tour only).
Group first Aid Kit.
Insurance for all our staff.
Emergency Travel Evacuation assistance.
Amble Himalaya Treks souvenirs on departure.
Trekking map for each trekker.
Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

Departure Date

We take you to the airport for your scheduled flight hoping to see you soon.

 

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)


We pick you up at Tribhuvan International Airport, upon your arrival. You will then be transferred to your hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
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Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation


Visit UNESCO world heritage sites including Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. We discuss trek after the sightseeing tour. Overnight at the hotel.
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Day 03: Drive to Khudi (800m/2,624ft): 7- 8 hours


We drive to Khudi in a jeep moving alongside Trishuli River, enjoying the countryside view of local people doing their daily activities. We pass prominent places on the highway like Mugling, Dumre, and Besisahar. From Besisahar, it takes an hour long walk to reach the starting point of our trek in Khudi. At Khudi, we can have a distant view of Manaslu (8156m). Overnight at hotel in Khudi.
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Day 04: Khudi to Siurung (2200m/7216 ft): 6 - 7 hours


We start our trek early in the morning ascending towards Siurung, passing by amazing waterfalls on our way. We walk across farmlands and lush green forests on the steep trail leading to Siurung. We reach the Tamang village of Taranche, en route to Siurung. Upon reaching Siurung, we will have a gorgeous view of Mt. Manaslu (8156m). Overnight stay in Siurung.
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Day 05: Siurung to Jagat (1,300m/4265ft): 6 - 7 hours


Crossing a suspension bridge over Marshyangdi River, we pass across few villages inhabitant by Gurung and Magars on our way to Jagat. We walk through lush forests where we have a chance to spot many beautiful birds. Walking on a generally easy trail, we arrive in Jagat. Overnight at lodge in Jagat.
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Day 06: Jagat to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft): 7-8 hours


The trail has many ups and downs and is a little challenging due to the slippery paths. We hike up to Dharapani walking through some dense oak and pine forest and coming across several water streams as we enjoy the view of Annapurna range throughout the way. Overnight at Lodge.
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Day 07: Dharapani to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft): 5 - 6 hours


Today we trek past Chortens, few Buddhist monasteries, prayers flag, and ethnic settlements to reach Chame. We also get a breathtaking view of Lamjung Himal (6983m) and the Annapurna range, on the way to Chame, which is the district headquarters of Manang. Overnight stay at the lodge in Chame.
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Day 08: Chame to Pisang (3,300m/10824ft): 5 - 6 hours


We trek through the steep and narrow trail of the Marshyangdi Valley, followed by dense rhododendron forests where we might spot some wild animals. Pisang offers a better view of Annapurna II (7937m) to the south and Pisang Peak (6091m) to the north-east. Overnight at Guest House.
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Day 09: Pisang to Manang: 6 - 7 hours


Enjoying the stunning view of Annapurna range, beautiful landscapes, and passing several villages, few monasteries, and Lama School, we arrive in Manang. Manang is a wonderful village inhabited by Manangi, from where we get a breathtaking view of Annapurna range, Chulu Peak (6584m), Gangapurna (7455m) and other mountains.  Overnight in Manang.
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Day 10: Manang: Acclimatization day


We take this day for acclimatization. We explore the Manang village visiting ancient Buddhist Monasteries, Chortens, and get to learn about the Manangi culture and lifestyle. We can also take a short hike to Gangapurna Lake or Bhojo Gumba. Overnight in Manang.
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Day 11: Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft): 3 - 4 hours


We leave Manang and continue our trek to Yak Kharka relishing the view of Nilgiri Himal (7061m), Annapurna range, and yaks grazing in the meadows. We climb out of Marshyangdi Valley passing juniper forest, small villages and rivers, wide pasturelands, and an ancient Mani wall to reach Yak Kharka. Overnight at Lodge.
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Day 12: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,600m/15,092ft): 3 - 4 hours


We take a short hike to Thorong Phedi following Marsayangdi River into lush forests filled with oaks and pines with stunning views of the Himalayas on the background. We cross a suspension bridge and continue ascending until you reach Thorong Phedi. Overnight at Thorong Phedi.
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Day 13: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft) via Thorong La pass (5416m/17764ft): 7 - 8 hours


Passing across the highest point of our trek at Thorong La pass (5,416m) and relishing the stunning view of Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna massif, Manaslu (8156m), we trek towards the Holy temple Muktinath. Muktinath is a sacred pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhist which has 108 water taps around it. Overnight at lodge in Muktinath.
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Day 14: Muktinath to Marpha (2,670m/8,760ft): 4 - 5 hours


We visit Muktinath Temple early in the morning for offering our prayers. You can bathe in the 108 water taps which are supposed to wash your sins away. We continue our trek to the apple city of Nepal known as Marpha. We pass through picturesque villages of Jomsom and Kagbeni moving alongside the Kaligandaki River. Upon arriving in Marpha, you can try the local apple products. Overnight in Marpha.
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Day 15: Marpha to Kalopani (2,530 m/8,300 ft): 5 - 6 hours


Adoring the panoramic view of Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna (8091m), Nilgiri (7061m), and Tukuche (6920m) along our way, we trek downhill from Marpha to reach Kalopani. We walk past several Thakali villages and apple orchards to come across a river and join the road to Kalopani. Overnight at lodge in Kalopani.
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Day 16: Kalopani to Tatopani (1,200m/3,937ft): 6 - 7 hours


We trek downhill today entering the sub-tropical vegetation. We walk pass Rupse Chahara and some big settlements in the area, en route to Tatopani. Tatopani is a natural hot spring where you can take a hot water bath to relax the strained muscles. Overnight stay at a hotel in Tatopani.
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Day 17: Tatopani to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft): 7 - 8 hours


Walking into the lush green forests filled with colorful rhododendrons, we hike towards Ghorepani. We walk past Shikha and Chitre villages with the terrace farmlands filling up the landscape. In Ghorepani, we can enjoy a stunning panorama of snow-capped peaks like Annapurna (8091m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), and Dhaulagiri (8167m). Overnight at a lodge in Ghorepani.
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Day 18: Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani (2,700m/8,860ft): 6 - 7 hours


Early in the morning, we hike to Poon Hill to watch the sunrise. The unobstructed view of Annapurna (8091m) and Machhapuchhre (6993) enveloped in the light of the first rays of the sun, make up a breathtaking view. After taking some photographs, we hike back to Ghorepani for breakfast. Leaving behind Ghorepani, we descend through rhododendron forest to the village of Tadapani. Overnight in Tadapani.
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Day 19: Tadapani to Pokhara (827m/2,789ft) via Ghandruk: 5 - 6 hours trek, 1-hour drive


Continuing our trek, we descend downhill towards Ghandruk, a village populated with Gurung people. The trail is even more beautiful in April as the rhododendrons are in full bloom. From the picturesque village of Ghandruk, we can get a close view of Machhapuchhre Himal (6993m). Then we walk down to Nayapul from where we catch our ride to Pokhara. You can hang around lakeside in the evening. Overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.
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Day 20: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu: 5-6 hours


We drive back to Kathmandu via Prithvi Highway and leave Pokhara behind us. Enjoying the scenic beauty of the countryside, we reach Kathmandu. In the evening, we will have a typical Nepali dinner to celebrate the successful trek. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.
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Day 21: Final departure


We take you to the airport for your scheduled flight hoping to see you soon.

Included 

Domestic and international flights transfer.
3 Star hotel accommodation at Kathmandu on double/twin room sharing with Breakfast.
Guided tour of the city with all entry fees as per Itinerary.
Kathmandu- Pokhara- Kathmandu one-way flight.
Accommodation in trekking at best available Teahouse/Lodge.
Daily breakfast.
Amble Himalaya Treks provides duffel bag and Sleeping bag to use during the trek.
Experience professional trek guide, accredited by the Nepal government.
Trekking permits and local taxes for the Annapurna region.
Porters required to carry all personal gear; 1 porter per 2 trekkers (on deluxe tour only).
Group first Aid Kit.
Insurance for all our staff.
Emergency Travel Evacuation assistance.
Amble Himalaya Treks souvenirs on departure.
Trekking map for each trekker.
Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

Excluded

Lunch and dinner on the trip (on budget and guide service).
Personal travel insurance; medical and evacuation insurance.
Nepal entry visa fee US$60 for one month, US$ 30 for 15 days.
Personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, mineral water.
Tips for trekking guide & porters which is expected.
International airfare and airport taxes, excess baggage charges.
Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc.

The Trekking Group

For ABC Trek we will have 1-12 people on each group and there will be one Guide, and assistance guide per 4 trekkers and porters for carrying luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) only on the Deluxe trek package. On budget trek package and Guide service includes trek guide only, if you need porter can request separately.

Accommodations 

Amble Himalaya use Woodapple Hotel and Spa or similar hotels in Kathmandu for your accommodation. During the trek we will be using the best available trekking lodges and teahouse with attached bathroom where available and common bathroom at higher villages. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 340.

Meals

Depending in your chosen package, Deluxe Trek package includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner where you can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Budget trek package only include Breakfast and Guide Service package includes no meals. Breakfast and dinner will be served at same lodge you will stay and hot lunch will be served along the way. Farewell dinner will be provided to all packages at Kathmandu on your return from Trek.

We take you to the airport for your scheduled flight hoping to see you soon.



Anyone who is physically sound can join Annapurna Circuit trek. The trek does not require prior trekking experience. However, we recommend you to do some basic exercises before your Annapurna Circuit trek. If you have any medical condition, you must seek medical advice from your doctor before considering the trek.

Our team representative will be there to greet you outside of Arrival section of Tribhuvan International Airport. He will be displaying Amble Himalaya Treks and the name card with your name on it. After that, you will be transferred to pre-chosen hotel.

Accommodation in Kathmandu depends on your preference and budget. Normally, we offer three-star hotel services in our itinerary, but we can accommodate you according to your choice as you can choose from a budget hotel to luxurious five-star services.
However, you will have to forget the luxuries of the city during the trek as you will be staying in teahouses/lodges with basic facilities. The teahouses/lodges, although small, provide clean sheets and blanket with a cozy mattress. We also offer sleeping bags if required (which needs to be returned after the trip), but it’s always a good idea to carry a personal sleeping bag. We provide you with single and double rooms depending on the availability and prior booking. It is quite difficult to get a single room during the peak season; therefore, we usually offer double rooms in our outline itinerary.

While you can choose from a wide range of food in Kathmandu and Pokhara, you will mostly be served local Nepali meals, Daal Bhat, in the teahouses on the upper regions. However, if you have any special food choices, you should let us know beforehand so that we can work on it. Additionally, we can also provide you with cooking staff if that is your preference.

It is best to trek during the spring season from March to May and the autumn season from September to mid-December. It is not recommended to trek in the region during the monsoon season from June to August or during the winter season from mid-December to February.

Weather in the mountains is notoriously difficult to predict. It is, generally, chillingly cold in nights, whereas, the days are warmer. Since you will be trekking in the spring or autumn season, the weather during the day is comfortably dry and warm. The temperature could be as high as 20-degree c to 15-degree c low, during the daytime.

Yes, it is absolutely possible to add some more days to your trek. We can customize your trek according to your preferences with additional costs including accommodation, food, guides, and porters.
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