One of the most classic treks in Nepal and consistently ranked among the top ten trekking trails in the world, Annapurna Circuit takes you all the way from subtropical jungle, lush green valleys to high-altitude plateau and amazing snow-capped Himalayas view in a short span of 15 days! It is regarded as a classic enjoyed by adventure-seekers all over the world.
5416 m/ 17,872 ft
Accommodation: Local hotel
Welcome to Nepal and the start of our adventure!
We will be on hand to greet you upon your arrival and be with you every step of the way till the adventure ends. After transferring you to your hotel in Kathmandu, depending on your arrival time, you can enjoy the rest of the afternoon and evening at your leisure. We’ll have a final briefing in the evening and then turn in early in advance of a big day tomorrow.
1300m /4265ft9 to 12 hours Local hotel
Our journey starts with a lengthy drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar, the starting point of Annapurna conservation area, we will have lunch break here before driving second part of bumpy road to jagat. Depending on the weather, you’ll catch your first glimpse of snow-capped mountain scenery on along the way to beshisahar to valley up to gajat, we will pass through many nice little settlements along the way to marshyangdi valley, Gajat is our final distention for today, you wiil be reaching by noo time,
1860 m/6103 ft (6 to 7 hours) Tea house
On the first day of the trek, we will leave gajat this morning, trek will lead slightly down to the river and we will cross the suspension bridge we are taking traditional trek shortly to Tall, Beside of our trek we will see the road to manang and beautiful waterfalls, Tall is one of the beautiful little touristic town where we will have nice launch break, after lunch break our trek will start the valley up to Dharapani mostly we will walk on road by afternoon part, finally we will reach to Dharapani where we will stay overnight,
2710 m/ 8891ft
(7 to 8 hours)
Today is our proper trekking day second after our breakfast we will set off to the Chame fallowing by beautiful little settlements in early morning we will pass through the baggarchap and our trek will lead uphill to Timang following by jungle where we will have chance to see the wild animals like monkeys especially the various birds for bird lover, our trek will continue until the lunch place Tanchok , after lunch we will trek to Chame the capital city of Manang district, the afternoon part you will feel more like buddish town because of Buddhist monuments will pass by,
2,710m/7,090 ft13 km (5 to 6 hours) Tea house
Today’s trek we will pass through a few forested ridges on our way to Chame, which is the headquarters of the Manang District. The people of Chame followed the Nepal-Tibet trade route a long time ago, and settled here therefore you will see a lot of Tibetan influence on the cultures and buildings. Throughout the trek we get to admire amazing views of the Himalayas including Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV and is crossed by a pair of burbling hot springs where we can dip in and soothe our aching muscles. Overnight stay in Tea house.
3,250 m/10,660 ft13 km (5 to 6 hours) Tea house
Through a very dense forest, we will pass a dramatic curved rock face, rising 1,500m from the river which is considered the steepest part of the Marshyangdi Valley. Our trail to Pisang is definitely not a boring one! After passing the last bit of the rock, the valley opens up with majestic panorama views. We’ll also be treated to spectacular views of the soaring Paungda Danda, a massive 1,500m tall rock face rises above the trail. We continue our trek for a bit to Lower Pisang where we spend the night. Overnight stay in Tea house
3,540 m/11,600 ft15 km (6 to 7 hours) Tea house
Today’s trail offers excellent views of the beautiful landscape and the mighty mountains including Annapurna and Pisang. We’re moving through the higher portion of Manang, which you will notice a contrast in the landscape and vegetation. With natural shield from the Annapurnas mountain range, the land receives little monsoon rain and the cold and dry climate also creates a much harsher environment. There are two routes to Manang; either through Hongde, with a little less climbing, or Ghyaru, which has more picturesque views. But either way will still bring us to the scenic village of Manang where we will stay for the night. Overnight stay in Tea house.
3,540 m/11,600 ftTea house
Today we’ll have a much-needed acclimatization rest day! Manang is the perfect spot with its beautiful natural setting and we’ll keep our legs stretched with some scenic, peaceful day walks around the village. Overnight stay in Tea house.
4,050 m/13,290 ft10 km (3 to 4 hours) Tea house
After a day of rest, we continue to move forward. Our trail ascends steeply and continues to climb out of the Marshyangdi Valley turning northwest up the valley of Jarsang Khola. We move past the tall trees towards the alpine grass and junipers and reach Yak Kharka at 4,000m in altitude. With its serene environment, Yak Kharka is the perfect place for us to spend the night. Overnight stay in Tea house.
4833 m/15856 ft10 km (4 to 5 hours) Tea house
The trail starts with an uphill walk for about two hours before descending to cross the river and it will be all the way uphill again until we reach Thorong Phedi where we will take a break after climbing to our last tea house throng high camp, getting at high camp it’s very healpful to get early to the top of throng pass. Today’s trail might be tough but we will be rewarded with one of the best views of Gundang, Syagang, Thorung Peak and Khatungkan. Sighting of blue sheep and snow leopards have been reported a few times in the area. We will get a full night rest to prepare for a long day tomorrow. Overnight stay in Tea house.
3,800 m/12,460 ft via Thorung La Pass 5,416 m/17,800 ft
Tea house16 km (7 to 8 hours)
We’ll start the trek extremely early at 4am to reach Thorung La pass – one of the highest passes in the world before 10am. The elevation at the pass is at 5,416m therefore the strong wind in the day can be risky & dangerous so it’s necessary for us to climb as early as possible. It’s a steep climb but our entire hard walk will be rewarded by the beautiful views of Annapurna, Gangapurna and a heavily glaciated peak of Khatungkang.
The trail becomes less steep and enters grassy fields as we descent and to finally reach Muktinath – means “place of Nirvana”. It is a place sacred to Hindus and Buddhists and it is said that pilgrims visiting the temple there are relieved of all sorrows. Overnight stay in Tea house.
2,720 m/8,923 ft15 km (6 to 7 hours) Tea house
From Muktinath, we follow a path of the Jomsom trek where we’ll see utterly different landscape background as Mustang happens to be a desert of Nepal with arid and dry terrestrial. We leave Muktinath and descend down to Kagbeni and continue to move downwards to reach Jomsom, Kali Gandaki valley. It is also the administrative headquarter of Mustang and the windy valley of Nepal. Overnight stay in Tea house.
820 m/2,690 ft19 minutes Local hotel
Today will mark the last day of our trek with an early flight back to Pokhara. Flights from Jomsom takes off early to skip any uncertainty of wind and weather. Overnight in Pokhara and depending on the time you arrived, you may have time to do more sightseeing, relax, or check out one of the Pokhara’s coffee shops.
820 m/2690 ft
This is your relaxing day where you can use your valuable time foe explore in lake city Pokhata, too many offers for you to chill out and hangout here in pokhara as much as you want, go to peace stupa, Siva statue and lake boating, before you leave Pokhara