Annapurna Circuit Trek

14 Days

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is listed as one of the most popular trekking trails in the world. The route is highly recommended by Lonely Planet and TripAdvisor several times. The trek is renowned for its spectacular and diverse scenery, offering a mesmerizing journey through the heart of the Annapurna region in Nepal. This classic trek encircles the Annapurna Massif, showcasing a stunning array of landscapes, from lush green forests to high-altitude deserts, and cultural attractions of the local people.

The trek begins in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. Our professional instructors and guides check your trekking clothing and gear to ensure your journey is comfortable and safe. Before starting the trek, we offer visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites to explore the rich cultural history of Nepal. The proper trekking route starts from Besisahar, which is 176 KM from KTM and almost a 5-6 hour drive. Upon reaching Besisahar, we proceed to Jagat (2-3 hours). The route then follows the Marsyangdi River up to Chame. The trail winds its way through terraced fields, rhododendron forests, and charming villages inhabited by diverse ethnic groups. Local hotels provide good accommodation and logistics. The typical Nepali cuisine popular among trekkers is called Dal Bhat (lentil and rice) and Curry (vegetables).

One of the major attractions as well as challenges of the trek is crossing the Thorong La Pass (5416m), an exhilarating ascent that rewards trekkers with breathtaking views of the surrounding Himalayas. From the summit of the pass, trekkers will have the chance to explore vistas of high mountains including Annapurna, Machhapurche, Ganesh Himal, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu, etc. During the trek, trekkers have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the local culture, interact with local people, and visit ancient monasteries. The warm hospitality of the local people adds an extra dimension to the journey.

As the trek involves high passes, the route still requires a moderate level of fitness and acclimatization to the altitude. Our trekking itinerary is designed for acclimatization, however, we are flexible to change if required. Additionally, we can tailor specific trekking trips based on client demands. We organize treks throughout the year; however, the months of spring and autumn are considered the best seasons.

Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary

Day 1:
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,429ft)
Day 2:
Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (760m/2,493ft) and continue to Jagat (1,300m/4,265ft)
Day 3:
Trek from Jagat to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft)
Day 4:
Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft)
Day 5:
Trek from Chame to Pisang (3,300m/10,826ft)
Day 6:
Trek from Pisang to Manang (3,540m/11,614ft)
Day 7:
Acclimatization Day in Manang
Day 8:
Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4,020m/13,189ft)
Day 9:
Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,450m/14,600ft)
Day 10:
Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft) via Thorong La Pass (5,416m/17,769ft)
Day 11:
Trek from Muktinath to Marpha (2,670m/8,760ft)
Day 12:
Trek from Marpha to Ghasa (2,010m/6,594ft)
Day 13:
Trek from Ghasa to Tatopani (1,200m/3,937ft)
Day 14:
Drive from Tatopani to Pokhara
Day 15:
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu


Service Includes

  • Ground Transportation: All necessary ground transportation as per itinerary
  • Kathmandu Hotel: Three nights Kathmandu hotel accommodation with B&B mode
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing: A day sightseeing at Kathmandu, visit some of the popular UNESCO World heritage sites
  • Welcome dinner: Welcome dinner with the presence of trekking staffs and admin team
  • Permit: Necessary trekking permit including national park, TIMS card and local permits
  • Guide: A professional and experienced trekking guide, fluent in English and first aid trained too.
  • Trekking mode services: Accommodation in local tea house and lodge, three course of meals in each day with hot water, tea and coffee as needed
  • Trekking map: A trekking map
  • Medical kit: A group medical kit box

Service Exclude

  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Meals, during your stay in Kathmandu
  • Alcoholic beverage
  • Bottled water and cold drinks
  • Internet card (wifi)
  • Laundry services
  • Extra services that not mentioned in the above included list
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What permits are required for the Annapurna Circuit Trek?

  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP): Required for trekking within the Annapurna Conservation Area.
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) Card: Required for safety tracking and management of trekkers.

How long does the Annapurna Circuit Trek take?

  • The trek typically takes around 15 to 20 days, depending on the specific route, pace, and acclimatization days.

What is the best season for the Annapurna Circuit Trek?

  • Spring (March to May): Offers moderate temperatures, blooming rhododendrons, and clear views.
  • Autumn (September to November): Features stable weather, clear skies, and excellent visibility of the mountains.
  • Winter (December to February): Possible but very cold, especially at higher altitudes. Thorong La Pass may be closed due to snow.
  • Monsoon (June to August): Not recommended due to heavy rainfall, risk of landslides, and leeches. Trails can be slippery.