Annapurna Circuit Trek

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Starts at: Kathmandu Ends at: Kathmandu
Trek Region: Annapurna Transport: Public Bus
Duration: 12 Days Trip Grade: Challenging
Max Altitude: 5,416 m / 17,769 ft (Thorong La Pass) Accommodation: Teahouse

Annapurna Circuit Trek Highlights

  • Cross Thorong La Pass, world’s widest trekking pass

The Annapurna Circuit is one of the most popular treks in Nepal, and rightly so. On this route, the scenery and culture dramatically change from subtropical forests, paddy fields, and the world’s deepest river gorge to ice flows, a high mountain pass, arid cliffs, and mountain views.

Passing through Manang, the trek starts with views the Manaslu range, Tibetan-like Buddhist villages, and woodlands, through the Marshyangdi Valley.

Heading towards the high Thorong La Pass, a host of mountains come into view, including the Annapurna Massif, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Tilicho Peak.

The trail continues over the pass to enter Mustang and the Hindu pilgrimage town of Muktinath and on down the Kali Gandaki Valley, past the unique and interesting village of Marpha with its small monastery, narrow cobbled streets, and apple orchards, on to the hot springs at Tatopani and the view point of Poon Hill.

From Poon Hill, it is possible to see more than 20 of the highest mountains within the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.

This trek allows for proper acclimatization before tackling the Thorong La pass at 5,414m. However, it is a long trek, with an average day being 6-7 hours, and a good basic physical fitness is recommended.

With the varied landscapes, villages, and peoples along the trail, and of course, the majestic mountains, it is a photographer’s paradise. It is also a way to discover the different aspects, cultures, and landscapes of the country in one trip, and while circling the Annapurna range!

The temple and 108 waterspouts at Muktinath are holy to Hindus and form part of the cultural history of Nepal. Just a short hike down the trail and the villages of Jharkot and Kagbeni plunge the visitor back into a Buddhist culture of monasteries and prayer flags.

Kagbeni is a charming village: from Kagbeni another trail enters Upper Mustang, and there is a constant stream of yak and mule trains taking goods north.

Exploring the tiny village, there are many interesting sights such as almost prehistoric clay effigies. This trek is certainly varied and full of daily surprises and interesting finds and accompanied all the way with up close and personal mountain views!

Annapurna Circuit Trek Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu to Jagat

Jagat- 1,290 m / 4,232 ft – 10 hrs

Day 2: Jagat to Dharapani

Dharapani – 1,830 m / 6,003 ft – 7 hrs

Day 3: Dharapani to Chame

Chame – 2,710 m / 8,891 ft – 6 hrs

Day 4: Chame to Pisang

Pisang – 3,300 m / 10,826 ft – 5 hrs

Day 5: Pisang to Manang

Manang – 3,540 m / 11,614 ft – 6 hrs

Day 6: Acclimatization Day (Day Trip to Praken Gompa)

Manang – 3,540 m / 11,614 ft – 3 hrs

Day 7: Manang to Yak Kharka

Yak Kharka – 4,110 m / 13,484 ft – 4 hrs

Day 8: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi

Thorong Phedi – 4,600 m / 15,091 ft – 3 hrs

Day 9: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath via Thorong La

Muktinath – 3,800 m / 12,467 ft – 9 hrs

Day 10: Muktinath to Jomsom

Jomsom – 2,643 m / 8,759 ft – 6 hrs

Day 11: Jomsom to Pokhara Flight

Pokhara – 822 m / 2,696 ft – 30 min

Day 12: Pokhara to Kathmandu

Kathmandu – 1,400 m / 4,593 ft – 9 hrs

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Plan Your Trip


  • 11 nights accommodation in mountain teahouses
  • 1 nights accommodation in Pokhara Kuti Resort or similar
  • Guide for 12 days
  • Annapurna conservation area permit
  • Trekkers information management system card
  • 12 x breakfast, 12 x lunch and 11 x dinner while on the trek
  • One Porter for 16 days USD 310
  • Kathmandu Private Transport USD 180
  • Pokhara Kathmandu Private Transport USD 120


The following gives you a general idea of trekking equipment and clothing needed for the Everest Base Camp trek.

We provide you a complimentary duffel bag and cap in our office, Kathmandu. You can use it to pack your essential trekking equipment.

We provide one porter services for two people. The duffel bag is carried by porter during the trek and should not weigh more than 12 kg/26.5 lbs.

You need to carry your own backpack (with waterproof cover) where you can carry your daily essential items in your own backpack. For instance: money, important documents, water bottle/bladder, camera, toiletries, sunscreen, notebook, etc.

You can store your luggage (non- trekking items) at the Hotel lockers in Kathmandu. Total luggage allotment allows at Kathmandu-Lukla flight is 15 Kg/33 lbs combining both luggage (10 Kg/22 lbs) and backpack (5Kg/11 lbs).

Down jacket with a hood is a must for altitudes above 4,000 m to keep yourself warm. You can rent down jackets for USD 35 with us on a returnable basis. Please note that in case of loss or damage, you need to reimburse the cost of USD 100 per item.

You can rent 4-season sleeping bags for USD 35 with us on a returnable basis. Please note that in case of loss or damage, you need to reimburse the cost of USD 100 per item.

We suggest you bring the following items for Everest Base Camp Trek.

Annapurna Circuit Trek Map

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