Annapurna Circuit Trekking 16 Days

Annapurna Circuit Trek Information

Considering holiday in Nepal? The best option to spend your vacation is participating the trekking in Nepal. The Annapurna region with its vibrant attractions in terms of Himalayan ranges and Culture aswell as the diversified trail attractions makes it the best place in world to do trekking.

Annapurna Circuit Trek is the most vibrant and popular trekking trail of Nepal. This trekking in Nepal route has been successful in luring large number of trekkers across the globe every year. The Annapurna Circuit Trek which is also called as the round trek of Annapurna initiates from Kathmandu passing by Lamjung, Manang, ABC, Kaski Pokhara & ends at Kathmandu. This trekking is lengthy in terms of the time frame which requires the trekkers to allocate at least 16 days for the trekking in Nepal. This trekking in Annapurna region requires the good physical endurance as the trekking trails passes through the 4000m height. Though the trekking seems to be tedious and long the journey would pass in no time.The magnificent Himalayan ranges and spectacular geographical landscapes of the Annapurna region would make you awestruck. The chilled wind blowing, stunning barren hills and the deepest gorges as well as the bulk of snow make the entire trekking in Annapurna as the exhilarating experience of your life time.

The journey from the ancient architectural city to historic Lamjung district finally reaching the lake city Pokhara passing by the lap of Majestic Mountain Annapurna would help you get pass the test of your perseverance and tenacity. The joy of having the spectacular visual delights along the way savoring the green lush forests, waterfalls, rivers, ethnic Tibetan Mongol community as well as the panoramic views of the Mountain ranges would enhance the spiritual self of every trekker. The major highlights of this round trek of Annapurna Region are holy Muktinath Temple, natural hot springs, Annapurna Base Camp, glacial river, gorges and the mystical dry barren hills of Mustang. The tired and fatigued legs upon coming from Lamjung to Muktinath would get the good rest physically and spiritually once the view of Muktinath appears. The temple lying below the lofty Himalaya majestically would lure you towards it like a strong magnet. This is the place of Nepal holiday for locals as well as for the foreigners. The dual importance of temple to Buddhists and Hindus symbolizes the harmony prevalent in the area. The dip into the natural hot springs and romancing with the views of mountains as well as waterfall Rupse sipping the locally brewed drinks would be anybody’s dream holiday plans. The spectacular sunrise view from the Ghorepani Poon hill would take your breath away. The sight of the mountains smiling at the gazers once the sun rays kisses to its tips. These picturesque landscapes would make every penny spent for the trek in Nepal. The opportunity to savor the Thorong La Pass, Muktinath, Ghorepani Poon Hill,Tatopani Natural Hot Springs, Annapurna Base Camp and these places’ ethnic community settlements make the Annapurna Circuit Trek the awesome trekking in Nepal activity.

Backpacker Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. would do utmost best to take you for this round trek of Annapurna. Our impeccable hospitality and service would allow all the trekkers across the globe to successfully complete this vibrant Nepal trekking in Annapurna Region.

Best Season

September to November and March to May

Itinerary outline

Day 01 – Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 01 – Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02 – Drive to Chame (2670 m)

Day 03 – Trek to Pisang (3200m)

Day 04 – Trek to Manang (3540m)

Day 05 – Rest day at Manang for acclimatization

Day 06 – Trek to Yak Kharka (4018m)

Day 07 – Trek to Thorong Phide, 44650-4925m

Day 08 – Trek to Muktinath (3760m)

Day 09 – Trek to Kagbeni (2800m)

Day 10 – Trek to Tukuche (2590m)

Day 11 – Trek to Ghasa (2010m)

Day 12 – Trek to Tatopani (1190m)

Day 13 – Trek to Ghorepani

Day 14 - Back to Pokahara from Ghorepani

Day 15 - Drive back to Kathmandu

Day 16 - Departure from Kathmandu ‘Farewell!’

Day 01–Arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu
Upon your arrival at the International Airport in Kathmandu, our team members will welcome you and explain briefly about the travel itinerary. You will then be taken to the hotel where you will be staying for the overnight.

Day 02–Drive to Chame (2670 m) 10 hrs hrs
On the second day, you will be driven to Besisahar, the district headquarters of Lamjung, along the Prithvi Highway. It is a pleasant drive which takes around 4 hours to reach Besisahar. A couple of hours trek from Besisahar through the villages of Lamjung takes you to Chame, a little village in the district. Overnight stay at a hotel..

Day 03–Trek to Pisang (3200m) 5 hrs
The trail until Pisang is steep that traverses through narrow River Valley and dense forests. There is also the chance to behold the best possible view of Mount Annapurna II while along the way to Pisang. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 04–Trek to Manang (3540m) 4 hrs
There are two possible routes that take us to Manang. One route is a lot easier but takes a little longer, while the other strenuous route follows along the Marshyangdi River and is shorter than the earlier route. One can also see Himalayan Yaks grazing along the pasture while on the way to Manang. Annapurna and several other mountain peaks are clearly visible at astonishingly close distance from Manang. Khangsar is a traditional Gurung village in Manang. You will be staying overnight at a hotel in Khangsar.

Day 05– A day for acclimatization in Manang
The fiveth day will be spent in Manang itself for getting used to the alititude and acclimatize the conditions. Visiting monasteries in Manang would be a good idea while you can also take a trip to Gangapurna Lake or else visit the local villages and talk with the people and villagers. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 06–Trek to Yak Kharka (4018m) 5 hrs
On day sixth, we leave Manang and continue with the trek towards Yak Kharka located at more than 4000 meters from sea-level. Earlier day’s acclimatization will certainly help the trekkers as we ascend further during the trek. Overnight stay at guesthouse in Yak Kharka.

Day 07–Trek to Thorong Phedi (4420m) 4 hrs
The trail from Yak Kharka (4018m) to Thorong Phedi (4420m) is a short one. It, however, takes around 4 hours to reach Phedi as the altitude is high and breathing is relatively effortful. Thorong Phedi is the starting point for those foreigners who are willing to go until Thorong La Pass, the highest point of the trek. Thorong La Pass, located at an altitude of 5416m is believed to be the Pass situated at the highest altitude in the world. Overnight stay in a guesthouse.

Day 08–Trek to Muktinath (3760m) 7/8 hrs
The climax of the Annapurna Circuit Trek arrives on day eight of the trip when we trek towards Muktinath, the famous Hindu pilgrimage destination, after crossing Thorong La Pass. As stated earlier, Thorong La Pass is situated at very high altitude and the foreigners and trekkers are advised to go about the trek in a slow manner, making sure their breathing is ok and that there are no problems from high altitude. From the Pass, the trail now descends down to Muktinath Temple. Muktinath is popular among both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. One can worship and pay homage at the shrine in Muktinath where thousands of pilgrims visit every year to get blessings of the goddess. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 09–Trek to Kagbeni (2800m) 4 hrs
After visiting the shrine in Muktinath Temple, we descend downhill towards Kagbeni. Kagbeni is a small village in Upper Mustang and lies in the Kali Gandaki River Valley. It takes around 4 hours to reach Kagbeni. Even a Nepali movie has been filmed with the title Kagbeni showing the life of the people from this part of the region. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 10–Trek to Tukuche (2590m) 4hrs
From Kagbeni, we descend down further reaching Tukuche, a Village Development Committee in Mustang district. It is a small village inhabited mostly by Thakali people. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 11–Trek to Ghasa (2010m) 4hrs
A four hour trek from Tukuche brings us to Ghasa, a local village in Mustang. The village mostly consists of Gurung and Magar ethnic community. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 12–Trek to Tatopani (1190m) 5rs
On day 12, we reach Tatopani which is most popular for the hot-water spring. Even the foreigners are seen dipping their body on the hot-water spring. There is a popular belief among the Nepalis that skin ailments and other diseases are cured if they take a dip at the hot-water spring. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 13–Trek to Ghorepani 6hrs
From Tatopani, we trek to Ghorepani, a wonderful village in Myagdi district. Ghorepani is quite popular among the trekkers as they prefer to stay a night there looking at the amazing ambience of hills, mountains and others. There are plenty of good guesthouses available in Ghorepani and we will be staying in one of them.

Day 14- Back to Pokhara
On the 14th day, we will be returning to the beautiful city of Pokhara completing the exhilarating trek to the Annapurna region. Rest of the day, you will be taking rest at a hotel in Pokhara.

Day 15- Drive back to Kathmandu 6hrs
On the penultimate day of the tour package, you will drive back to the Capital city of Kathmandu along the Prithvi Highway. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 16- Departure from Kathmandu “Farewell!"
On the 16th day of the tour package, you will return to your country via the international Airport in Kathmandu.

Price: US$ 1360.00

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

Cost Included »

  • Airport picks up and drops.
  • All surface transfers as per itinerary.
  • 3 star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Food, lodging,salary,insurance and other expenses of staffs.
  • All necessary paper work.
  • Guided sightseeing tour including all entry fees.
  • Travel and rescue arrangements for our staffs.
  • All necessary staffs with experienced English speaking guide, Porter(also a personal Sherpa on request).
  • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Medical supplies [First Aid medical kit will be available].
  • Trekking Information Management System [TIMS], New Trekking permit to keep record of tourist [This is for your safety].
  • Backpacker Treks T - shirt, Duffle bag, trekking map and trip achievement certificate.
  • Government taxes and office service charge.
  • Farewell dinner cultural program with Nepali typical meal.

Cost Excluded »

  1. Nepal entry visa fee.
  2. International air fee.
  3. Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu is excluded. Except welcome and fare well dinner.
  4. Drinking WaterAll cold drink any beverage are not included on your trip price.
  5. You have to make your travel and rescue insurance by yourself before leave for travel.
  6. Clients them self have to arrange personal trekking equipments such as- trekking pole.
  7. Tips for driver, guide and porters are not included in the cost of your package.
  8. Any other Expenses which are not mentioned on price include section.

Getting to Nepal - You will land at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu when you first come to Nepal. Our travel representatives will receive you at the Airport and then transfer you to a hotel in the capital city. That will be our first task after you land in the country. The itinerary then follows in the coming days.

Visa information in Nepal - Once you arrive in Kathmandu, your first job or task will be to consult the Department of Immigration in Nepal regarding your Nepal stay. Our team members will help you in completing the necessary works regarding Visa and the procedures of extension, if needed. If you are planning for an extended stay in Nepal, say more than three months or around a year or so, then you need to extend your Visa through the Immigration Department. This won’t be of any problem as we will handle the government-related activities.

Trek permit - There are some restricted trekking destinations in Nepal which require special permission from the government of Nepal or a government agency for the foreign trekkers. They also need to pay a fixed royalty to trek some of the selected places in Nepal. Some of the restricted trekking destinations like Upper Dolpo Trek, Mustang Trek, Rara Trek, etc. require special trek permit for the foreigners. However, there won’t be any such problem as we, the company, will look after the legal formalities in securing the trek permits for the clients. It will be our responsibility to secure trek permits for you.

Altitude sickness - As most of the trekking destinations in Nepal exceed 4000 meters of altitude, high altitude sickness is one of the common problems faced by the trekkers. High altitude sickness can be very fatal and dangerous if you are not prepared for the same. Some of the trekking destinations like Upper Mustang Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek, Langtang Circuit Trek exceeds and nears around 5000 meters of altitude with chances of high altitude sickness. However, if you are aware of the problem and if you take special measure, then altitude sickness can be avoided and will not be much of a problem. As we have experienced trekking guides and a team of experienced hand, altitude sickness will not be a problem and even if it occurs, it will be handled well by our team members.

Medical Kit - Whenever we embark on a tour package or itinerary, we are fully prepared of the possible consequences or the untoward incidents, and hence our team carries a separate medical kit. Medical kit is of immense help and importance during long tours and trek as you never know what will happen next, even regarding the health of the trekkers. Availability of medical kit is very paramount as it will help to provide immediate medical attention to the needy person. Problems of high altitude sickness, shortness of breathing, dizziness, etc. are the ones frequently encountered during the trek. Presence of medical kit helps to resolve any of such problems and provides immediate relief and medical attention to the person who is in need for the same.

Equipment - Some special trekking equipments are necessary for expedition and some other treks. Such special equipments will have to be brought or arranged by you. As such equipments are quite expensive; it is not possible for us to arrange such materials. However, general trekking and minor accessory requirements will be provided by the company. You only need to bring with you some of the special trekking equipment necessary for trek and expedition. Also, if you do not have such equipments then we can provide you with such equipments, but you need to pay for it.

List of Required Equipment : Daypack, Duffel Bag, Down Jacket, Sleeping bag, Sun hat or scarf, Light or warm fleece hat Sunglasses with UV protection, Thin, lightweight inner socks Thick, warm wool hiking socks Trekking boots with spare laces Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for Trekking in winter, Lightweight gloves Heavyweight gloves With a waterproof shell outer, Under Garments shorts Lightweight cotton long pants Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms Fleece or wool pants Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants T-shirts Light and expedition weight thermal tops Fleece jacket or pullover Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (Optional) Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket, Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F * Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries Small pad or combination lock-to-lock Trekking Bags/Duffel bag Basic First Aid Kit Large plastic bags - for keeping Items dry inside trek bag Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) Trekking Poles Water bottles Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc) Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring) Binoculars Reading book Trail Map/Guide book Journal & Pen Pencils and small notebooks Travel game i.e., cards, Tooth brush/paste Multipurpose soap Nail cutter Small mirror Wet wipes (baby wipes) Tissue /toilet roll Anti bacterial hands wash.

Note: If you have any queries regarding the itineraries/ information, please let us know by phone or via e-mail we will desine as per your wish.welcome to land of Himalaya.