Annapurna Circuit Trek

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Annapurna Circuit Trek - 20 Days

Trip Route

Ktm-Besi Sahar-Pisang-Manang-Thorongla Pass-Muktinath-Ghorepani -PKR and return

Trip Facts

Group Size
Trip Grade
Max. Elevation
5416 m. at Thorong La Pass
Car/Van/Tourist Bus/Flight
Best Season
Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov

Annapurna Round Trek or Annapurna Round Trek is Adventure through the Marsyangdi & Kaligandaki Valley diverse picturesque scenery, from the paddy terraces to the high arctic terrain, constant views of the world's highest mountain range Annapurna, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri's, and in the World's deepest Gorge in the backdrop of traditional Buddhist culture, charming villages in the ancient Trans-Himalayan trade route.

Annapurna circuit trek is one of classic & best adventure destination treks in Nepal. It is best to cross Throngla- La, 5416 meter, the Annapurna circuit is normally walked counter clockwise. It goes through country public inhabited by a wide diversity of people. Annapurna Circuit trek is adventure into one of the highest Annapurna Himalayan ranges. The snow capped Annapurna Mountains including Dhaulagiri is, mist-farmed valleys; isolated society will encourage defining nature knowledge. The Annapurna circuit route offers spectacular Mountain View scenery stunning contrasts between green terraced farmland of the Marshyangdi valley and the massive peaks of the western portion of the great Annapurna Himalaya range. These peaks include Annapurna, Gangapurna, Tilicho, Mt. Manaslu and Buddha Himal

The distance of 332km includes Nepal’s several districts. Throngla-La pasthat last for your whole life. The very characteristic of this long Annapurna circuit  trekking is that it surpasses the expectation of all the nature lovers because the natural sceneries, the many village communities, or small rural habitations, white water river and common view of Himalayas as well as the meets with the rural population and their ancient but real natural spending way of life. The Annapurna circuit adventure trek leads you the verities of ethnic group of Nepal.

On the mid way of Annapurna circuit trek we can visit Manang valley which the panoramic valley of the world and Muktinath temple is a symbol of religious tolerance & common faith subsisting between the Hinduists & Buddhists. From Muktinath the trail descending towards Kagbeni with great views of the Mustang region and further through the beautiful river valley into the world's deepest river gorge, carved by the mighty Kali Gandaki River, as it slices between the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs. The hot springs at Tatopani trekkers can get different experience of the adventure. Poon Hill is best view point western part of Nepal for sunrise and panoramic mountain views over the Annapurna. Over the entire Annapurna circuit trek provides you the whole knowledge of Annapurna Mountains, a religious way of spending life and remote villager’s activity.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1,300m)
Day 02: Kathmandu valley Sightseeing tour and Trek preparation
Day 03: Kathmandu to Beshishar Drive and Trek to Khudi (800m/2624ft) 6 hour drive and 1 hour drive
Day 04: Khudi to Bahundada (1200m) – 6 Hours walk
Day 05: Bahundanda to Chamje (1410m/4625ft) – 6 Hours walk
Day 06: Chamje to Dharapani (1960m/6429ft) – 6 Hours walk
Day 07: Dharapani to Chame (2,710m/8889ft) 5-6 hours
Day 08: Chame to Pisang (3190m/10463ft) – 5 Hours walk
Day 09: Pisang to Manang (3,520m/11,546ft) – 5 Hours
Day 10: Rest/ Acclimatization Day at Manang – Hike around
Day 11: Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,480ft) 5 Hours walk
Day 12: Yak Kharka to Phedi (4,600m/15,089ft) – 6 Hours
Day 13: Phedi to Throng Top (5,416m) to Muktinath (3800m) – 7 Hours walk
Day 14: Muktinath to Marpha (2,670m) – 6 Hours
Day 15: Marpha to kalopani (2530m) – 6 Hours
Day 16: Kalopani to Tatopani (1,200m) – 5 Hours
Day 17: Tatopani to Ghorepani (2,850m) – 7 Hours
Day 18: Ghorepani to PoonHill to Pokhara – 7 Hours
Day 19: Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 20: Depart Kathmandu

What's included?

  • Pick up upon arrival
  • Kathmandu three night deluxe accommodations with breakfasts
  • Guided tour of Kathmandu around world heritage sites
  • Kathmandu to Beshishar and Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist’s bus, private transports or flights
  • An experienced trek guide and required Porters to carry your bags during the trek
  • With their all payments
  • Annapurna Conservation permits and TIMS
  • Your all meals with tea house and lodge accommodations during trek days
  • Emergency co-operation services
  • First aid medical kid box services
  • Pokhara accommodations
  • Map of the trek route
  • Departure transfers

What's not included?

  • Emergency evacuation/ Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Airfare to any destination for the trekking or car rent.

Essential Information

​Travel Tips

  • Try to be well informed about the routes of the trek.
  • Consult the doctor before you leave for the trip.
  • Do not disturb to the local people.
  • Remain in a group.
  • Hire a guide and require porters.
  • Do not forget route map.

What to Bring With You

  • Sun Hat and Sun Cream
  • Woolen cap and glove
  • Light sweater or jacket, T-short for during the day and evening warm jacket, paints
  • Trekking shoes, shocks & sandal
  • Rain poncho, sleeping bag
  • Flashlight
  • Swiss knife

How to Reach

By Road
Trip Start : Drive by private vehicle or public bus to Besishar,
Trip End : Pokhara

By Air
You can fly to Pokhara, and stay overnight at hotel and next day early morning an hour drive by car or local bus to trek starting point.


Insurance policy should cover for helicopter evacuation expenses in the eventuality of a serious illness or accident. The insurance should also cover for possible evacuation in case of getting stranded in remote airfield due to bad weather condition.

Detail Itinerary

Arrive in Kathmandu the beautiful capital city of Nepal. The beautiful snow-clad Himalayan mountain range, apart from the peak of Mount Everest, can be viewed from the Kathmandu valley. We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel A trip briefing and official meeting will be held. Forms and disclaimers need to be filled out and signed and final cash payments. You will be introduced to your group leader and given an overview of the trip and remaining time explores local market. Stay overnight at hotel on Bed & breakfast basis.

Kathmandu Durbar Square
After breakfast, A day trip around the city, today we explore the culturally diverse city of Kathmandu with a local guide to ensure you receive the best explanations about the wonderful sites seen on the tour. These include, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath, Swayambunath and Patan as well as preparation for the trek.

Pashupatinath temple and cremation complex is about a 30min drive from Durba Square. Set on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. The main feature here is the temple devoted to Shiva, the patron Deity of Nepal and Hindu holy men in temples and shrines of it.

Bouldanath Stupa
Bouldanath Stupa is a short drive from Pashupatinath and we move from Hindu culture in to Buddhist when we enter this predominantly Tibetan Buddhist area. The Stupa is the largest of its kind in Asia and this beautiful white structure is certainly one of the more visually impressive buildings in the valley.

Swayambhunath Stupa
Swayumbhunath is a famous Buddhist pilgrimage site for stunning views across the Valley. This picturesque place is built on a small hillock that was once an island when Kathmandu Valley was a lake. The Stupa is surrounded by jungle and is home to many inquisitive monkeys so the place known as monkey temple. Stay overnight at hotel on Bed & Breakfast basis.

After an early breakfast drive to Besi Shahar. It is 185km and takes approximately 6 hours. After that we will drive furthermore 2 hours to Syange by local jeep for overnight. During the drive and on arrival at our destination we will explore some spectacular scenery of snow capped mountains, green hills, rivers and settlement.

Our first day of trekking introduces us to the cultural elements of Nepal. We come across typical village during the time we can see different appearance of people, who greet us with Namaste, and smiling faces. The trail takes us through the Marshangdi river valley and climbs to reach Jagat, and then further to reach Tal from Chamje, with beautiful views of rocky hills both the side.

The area in Bagar Chap is Buddhist rather than Hindu and you encounter your first gompa, or Tibetan Buddhist temple. The landscape is becoming drier as the trail works its way around behind the mountains, sheltered from the monsoon. Here you have excellent views of the Annapurna and of Lampung Himal.

We walk along the river to reach the village of Bratang (2919m), mainly populated by Tibetans. The residence, and vegetation are sparser as you pass near the base of Lamjung Himal. You will find many shops, and local electricity, still a rarity in the Himalayas.

This is a dramatic transition day between the rich forests of the lowlands and the dry, arid, desert-like plains of Manang. The trail continues through a splendid pine forest with stunning views of Lamjung, Annapurna II and IV. Pisang is a small village with several trekking lodges.

Manang itself is a nice village with high altitude and the remarkable beauty of the area. The trail is flat & easier to Manang. That sits across from a glacial lake formed by water from Gangapurna and Annapurna III. There is also a Himalayan Rescue Association post here, focusing in the treatment of altitude sickness.

Today is an acclimatization day in Manang. It is important to rest here, in the afternoon a short hike around the village.

Today you cross a tributary below a falls northwest of Manang and climb up to You then climb gradually to the Jargeng Khola, cross small tributaries, and hike along attractive meadows with occasional birch grove.

Today is a long trek starting early morning before sunrise at 3/4 am to cross the pass as much as earlier, otherwise weather conditions will greatly affect the journey. We cross over at an altitude of 5416m so can be exposed to strong winds if crossing too late. You will experience magnificent views of the Himalayas before descending to Muktinath.

From here, we can see the stunning landscape of Mustang and some of the caves made by Tibetan refugees in the northern side of the hills. After breakfast we will continue our trail through the Kali Gandaki Valley to Kagbeni.

Kagbeni is the Gateway to Upper Mustang. The monastery supposed to be some 500 yrs old which is situated in the town. After breakfast we start to walk through bank of Kaligandaki River, passing Jomsom where the airport is situated with the connection to Pokhara. The Eco museum serves here with the collections of Mountains. Marpha is the village of the Thakali peoples the local inhabitant and the apple garden and apple product is the most popular around the area.

Ghasa is small town near the Kaligandaki River and popular for the bird watching. The trail from Marpha to Ghasa is the deepest gorge in the world. Because the high mountain Annapurna & Dhaulagiri on both Sides of the River making deep valley.

The trail follows the river through a narrow gorge and descends to cross a bridge near a spectacular waterfall, before winding through the valley to Tatopani “Tatopani” literally means hot water in Nepali and there is the natural hot spring with the small bathing pool. You can enjoy the hot spring pool & relax after long walking.

Today we ascend again to Shikha arriving mid afternoon in the beautiful magar village. The trail climbs again to reach Ghorepani. This place is a big attraction for tourist visitors for the beautiful views of the Annapurna range & Dhaulagiri. If the weather is clear and depending on time, you can try to go to Poon hill in the evening to see the sunset view on the Himalayas which is sometimes better than the sunrise view in the morning.

From Ghandruk all the way down hill through tranquil villages and terraced hillsides to Syauli Bazaar. Along the way we can see more good views Annapurna South and Machhapuchhare. From Syauli Bazaar, the trails follow the Modi River till Nayapul. After lunch you have a short trek of about 20 minutes to Nayapul, and drive to Pokhara.

Drive to the airport and fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. On arrival the remainder of the day is free shopping.

Transfer to airport for final departure.

Fixed Departures

Sorry, No fixed departure dates availabe, Please request for Private Trip


5 - Excellent Based on 2 Reviews

Stanislas Ledoux

“Annapurna Circle, Langtang, Everest Base Camp and more with Adventure Discovery!!!”

It’s been three years now since I started trekking in Nepal with Adventure Discovery! I’ve walked around 500 kms in Nepal Mountains with agency! It is a trustworthy company with a pretty good team at Kathmandu for the paperwork’s and in mountains with guides as well!

At their office (2nd floor in front of Pilgrims Book House in Thamel) Dipu and Rabi took in charge everything I needed to fill before leaving! They answered every answer every aspects from what you need to bring, mountains size and safety rules you should respect and so on! They’re also guides and already know places you are heading to!

While trekking, Hari my guide was looking after me and always acted in a safe way! I always felt pretty safe. He could also tell me about what was around us like trees, birds. Etc He was adapting his skillfulness to mine and seemed to know every particular rock on the different trips we went together! I never got hurt by falling or anything else but I knew Harry had a healthy kit inside his backpack just in case. He also knows the best place to stay and rooms that had a great view all over in the Himalaya which always surprised me
For all these reason I highly recommend to book your trek with them! They truly get involved in your journey o make it great! They love their country and make you loving it too!! .

Thanks you Adventure Discovery and see you again for another adventure!

Lindsley E.Bischel

Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Annapurna circuit trek with Adventure Discovery Trek was my life time achievement. Mountains were incredible, I was so scared about acute mountain sickness and I was nervous to climb the Throngla pass but we did it and I am so happy about this achievment !! Gopal was an excellent guide also acted like our Nepal Bua(father). He had lots of Practice taking care of 3 girls. We keep saying he will be a great dad someday! All the people we met along the journey were so wonderful and welcoming to us. We love the neplease people ! The people and the scenery – all so good.