Annapurna Circuit Trek

12 Days

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is an extraordinary journey through the stunning Annapurna mountain range in Nepal. This iconic trek has gained worldwide recognition for its awe-inspiring landscapes, diverse cultural experiences, and the incredible hospitality of the local communities. With its rising popularity, the Annapurna Circuit Trek has become a must-do adventure for both seasoned trekkers and nature enthusiasts.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek takes you through a mesmerizing variety of landscapes, including lush green valleys, cascading waterfalls, dense forests, and towering snow-capped peaks. As you ascend, the trail offers breathtaking panoramic views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, and other majestic mountains. The famous Thorong La Pass, standing at an elevation of 5,416 meters, is a highlight of the trek, providing an exhilarating sense of achievement and an unrivaled mountain vista.

Apart from the natural wonders, the Annapurna Circuit Trek also provides a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the region. You’ll encounter traditional mountain villages inhabited by Gurung, Thakali, and Manangi communities, each with their own distinct traditions, languages, and warm hospitality. Along the way, you can explore ancient monasteries, witness colorful festivals, and engage with friendly locals, offering a deeper understanding of the local way of life.


One of the reasons the Annapurna Circuit Trek is so popular is its relatively accessible logistics. The trek starts from the vibrant city of Pokhara, which can be easily reached by a short flight or scenic bus ride from Kathmandu. The trail is well-marked, and teahouses and lodges dot the route, providing comfortable accommodation and hearty meals for trekkers. Experienced guides and porters are readily available to ensure your safety and assist with any challenges along the way.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is an adventure of a lifetime, offering a harmonious blend of natural wonders and cultural immersion. From the breathtaking landscapes to the warm hospitality of the locals, this trek will leave you with unforgettable memories. Prepare yourself for an awe-inspiring journey and get ready to be captivated by the beauty of the Himalayas on the Annapurna Circuit Trek. Start planning your trip today and embark on an experience that will stay with you forever.


Day 1:
Arrival in Kathmandu

– Arrive in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. Transfer to your hotel. Spend the day exploring the vibrant capital city and preparing for the trek. Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 2:
Kathmandu to Besisahar to Chamje

– Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (8-9 hrs,) and continue by jeep or local bus to Chamje (5-6 hrs). Overnight in Chamje.

Day 3:
Chamje to Dharapani

– Trek from Chamje to Dharapani (6-7 hrs.) through a steep and narrow trail, passing through beautiful forests, waterfalls, and small settlements. Overnight in Dharapani.

Day 4:
Dharapani to Chame

– Trek from Dharapani to Chame (5-6 hrs.) through pine and fir forest. Enjoy stunning views of Lamjung Himal and Annapurna II. Overnight in Chame.

Day 5:
Chame to Upper Pisang

– Trek from Chame to Upper Pisang (6-7 hrs.), gradually ascending through forest and crossing a suspension bridge over the Marsyangdi river. Overnight in Upper Pisang.

Day 6:
Upper Pisang to Manang

– Trek from Upper Pisang to Manang (6-7 hrs.), passing through beautiful villages, monastries and barley fields. Enjoy panoramic views of the Annapurna mountain range. Overnight in Manang.

Day 7:
Acclimatization day in Manang

– Rest and acclimatization day in Manang. Explore the village. visit monastries and take short hikes to higher altitudes to aid acclimatization. Overnight in Manang

Day 8:
Manang to Yak Kharka

– Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (3-4 hrs.) gradually ascending through alpine meadows and crossing steams. Overnight in Yak Kharka.

Day 9:
Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi

– Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (3-4 hrs.) walking along the rugged trail and witnessing impressive views of mountains. Overnight in Thorong Phedi.

Day 10:
Thorong Phedi to Muktinath via Thorong La Pass.

– Start early in the morning and trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (7-8 hrs.) via the challenging Thorong La Pass (5,416 meters). Descend to Muktinath, a scared site for Hindus and Buddhists. Overnight in Muktinath.

Day 11:
Muktinath to Marpha

– Trek from Muktinath to Marpha (6-7 hrs.), descending through arid landscapes and passing Tibetan-style villages. Marpha is known for its apple orchards and local apple products. Overnight in Marpha.

Day 12:
Marpha to Kalopani

– Trek from Marpha to Kalopani (6-7 hrs.) walking through picturesque landscapes. Crossing suspension bridges and enjoying stunning views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. Overnight in Kalopani.

Day 13:
Kalopani to Tatopani

– Trek from Kalopani to Tatopani (6-7 hrs.) descending through Rhododendron forest and passing small villages. Relax and rejuvenate in the natural hot springs of Tatopani. Overnight in Tatopani

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Annapurna Circuit Trek