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Annapurna Circuit Trek

4.8 (53)
Annapurna Region
16+ booked
15 days
Highest Elevation
5,416m / 17,769 ft
0 yrs

Tour Overview

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is an iconic and popular adventure that takes you on a 15-day journey through the stunning landscapes of the Annapurna region in Nepal. This classic trek offers a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural exploration, and a sense of accomplishment as you traverse diverse terrain and reach the high-altitude Thorong La Pass.

Starting from Besisahar, the trek winds through picturesque villages, lush valleys, and terraced fields, gradually ascending towards higher altitudes. Along the way, you'll be rewarded with breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, including Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Dhaulagiri, and Machapuchare (Fishtail). The highlight of the trek is crossing the challenging Thorong La Pass at an elevation of 5,416 meters, a thrilling accomplishment that offers panoramic vistas of the surrounding mountains.

As you trek through the region, you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture, interacting with diverse ethnic communities such as Gurungs, Thakalis, and Manangis. You'll visit ancient monasteries, experience traditional hospitality, and witness the daily lives of the friendly locals. The trail is also dotted with comfortable tea houses and lodges, providing a cozy place to rest and rejuvenate after a day of trekking.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is known for its stunning landscapes, cultural diversity, and physical challenges. It offers a memorable adventure for both experienced trekkers and those seeking their first high-altitude trekking experience. The well-developed trail, breathtaking mountain views, and cultural encounters make it a must-do trek for those looking to explore the natural and cultural wonders of the Annapurna region in Nepal.

Tour Highlights

  • Crossing the challenging Thorong La Pass at an elevation of 5,416 meters, providing panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.
  • Witnessing stunning views of Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Dhaulagiri, and other majestic peaks along the trek.
  • Immersion in the rich local culture, interacting with ethnic communities like Gurungs, Thakalis, and Manangis.
  • Exploring ancient monasteries and experiencing the spiritual traditions of the region.
  • Trekking through diverse landscapes, from lush valleys and terraced fields to arid high-altitude deserts.
  • Enjoying the comfort of tea houses and lodges along the trail, offering cozy accommodations and warm hospitality.
  • A sense of accomplishment and adventure as you complete one of the world's classic treks in the heart of the Himalayas.


Day 1: Arrival In Kathmandu (1400m) & Transfer To The Hotel
Your epic Annapurna Circuit Trek begins with your arrival in the vibrant city of Kathmandu. After a warm welcome, you'll be transferred to your hotel, where you can relax and prepare for the adventure ahead.
Day 2: Drive From Kathmandu To Jagat (1300m)
The journey commences with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Jagat, where you'll get your first taste of the enchanting landscapes of the Annapurna region.
Day 3: Trek From Jagat To Dharapani (1860m)
Your trek officially begins as you hike through charming villages and lush forests, eventually arriving in Dharapani. Here, you'll experience the warm hospitality of the local people.
Day 4: Trek From Dharapani To Chame (2670m)
As you continue your journey, you'll follow the Marsyangdi River, with the landscape gradually becoming more dramatic. Chame, the district headquarters of Manang, welcomes you with its stunning mountain vistas.
Day 5: Trek From Chame To Pisang (3200m)
Today's trail winds through dense forests and offers impressive views of the Annapurna and Pisang peaks. The serene village of Pisang provides a perfect setting for your overnight stay.
Day 6: Trek From Pisang To Manang (3540m)
Your journey continues to Manang, where you'll follow a trail that offers breathtaking mountain panoramas. This Himalayan gem is nestled amidst towering peaks and serves as a resting place for trekkers.
Day 7: Acclimatization Day, Hike To Chhunker Viewpoint - Gangapurna Lake & Cave Gompa
A well-deserved acclimatization day in Manang allows you to explore the surrounding areas. You'll hike to the Chhunker viewpoint, visit the tranquil Gangapurna Lake, and explore the intriguing Cave Gompa.
Day 8: Trek From Manang To Yak Kharka (4018m)
As you depart from Manang, you'll trek through arid landscapes and enter the realm of the high mountains. The peaceful village of Yak Kharka is your destination for the day.
Day 9: Trek From Yak Kharka To Thorong Phedi (4450m)
Your journey leads you to Thorong Phedi, the last stop before the challenging Thorong La Pass. Here, you'll be surrounded by towering peaks, and anticipation for the pass will be at its peak.
Day 10: Trek From Thorong Phedi To Muktinath (3800m) Via Thorong La Pass (5416m)
Today marks a pivotal moment as you conquer Thorong La Pass, one of the highest points of your trek. The panoramic views from the pass are truly awe-inspiring, and you'll descend to Muktinath, a sacred site for both Hindus and Buddhists.
Day 11: Trek From Muktinath To Jomsom (2710m) Via Lupra Village (2790m)
Continuing your descent, you'll pass through the unique Lupra Village and arrive in Jomsom, known for its apple orchards and dramatic Kali Gandaki Valley views.
Day 12: Fly Or Drive From Jomsom To Pokhara
You have the option to either fly or drive from Jomsom to the tranquil lakeside city of Pokhara, where you can unwind and celebrate the completion of your challenging trek.
Day 13: Fly Or Drive From Pokhara To Kathmandu
You'll return to Kathmandu either by a short flight or a scenic drive, offering time to reflect on your incredible journey through the Annapurna region.
Day 14: Sightseeing Around Kathmandu Valley
Explore the rich cultural heritage of the Kathmandu Valley with visits to historic temples, ancient palaces, and vibrant markets. This day allows you to delve into the city's captivating charm.
Day 15: Final Departure From Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
As your Annapurna Circuit Trek concludes, you'll bid farewell to Nepal, carrying cherished memories of your adventure. Depart from the Tribhuvan International Airport, taking with you the spirit of exploration and the beauty of the Annapurna region in your heart.

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