Annapurna Circuit Trek - 20 days


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Highest Access: 5,416m
Grade: Easy
Duration: 20 days (typically) Days
Group Size: 02-35 persons
Entry & Exit: Chame - Pokhara
Cost: Full board Services
Single Person US $ 2095

2-4 Person US $ 1995 per person 

5-8 Person US $ 1895 per person 

9-12 Person US $ 1795 per person

Meals: B/B plan in Kathmandu & B, L, D in during Driving and trekking period
Transportation: Car, Jeep, Mini Bus, flight
Best season: spring: September to November & February to May (however we arrange this trek throughout the year)

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Trip Information

The trek circuit the Annapurna massif is one of the excellent in the Himalaya. The sheer diversity of the mountain space, the exhilaration of crossing a high mountain pass, and the unsurpassed views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu ranges are the essentials of this outstanding trek. We acclimatize at the important trading village of Manang 3351m, before crossing the Thorong La 5380m. As you reach the pass, line after of snow ridges stretch before you, while far below lies the sub-tropical Kali Gandaki Gorge. From the heights of the pass, we descend to Muktinath and its scared Buddhist and hindu Shrines. Further, south, the contrasts of the Nepal Himalaya become even more apparent, as forests, or mandarin and banana groves replace high inhospitable passes. Finally, we trek out of the gorges and look back to the peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagir, before traversing the forest ridges downward to Pokhara. 

  • Max Height 5380m
  • Difficulty LevelEasy
  • Start From Kathmandu
  • End From Kathmandu
  • Accommodation -
  • Country Nepal

Trip Map

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1 1400m
Kathmandu: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel

You will be picked up from the airport and will be transferred to the hotel. Our guide will be there to give you the brief you about your trek. You are free in the evening and will spend the night in the hotel.

Day 2 1400m
Kathmandu: Rest day at Kathmandu for city sightseeing

After an early breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel for a guided tour in private transfer. You will be going to visit some of the famous landmarks of Kathmandu city such as Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Temple (Monkey Temple), Kathmandu Durbar square, Patan Durbar Square etc. After you finish you city tour you will be dropped off to the hotel to spend the night.

Day 3 2713m
Chame: Drive from Kathmandu to Chame 2713m 7-8hrs

You will have an early breakfast and start your drive towards Chame along the Shore of Trishuli River for about 3 hours. Just after reaching Munglin you will see another river Marshyangdi. It is like 7-8 hours drive to reach Chame. You will be staying the night at the lodge.

Day 4 3185m
Pisang: Trek from Chame to Pisang 3185m 5-6hrs

The first day of your trek starts with a slow uphill trek through the paddy fields and thick green forests. First day will be relatively easier one without any physical difficulties.

Day 5 3500m
Manang: Trek from Pisang to Manang 3500m 5-6hrs

Today it will take 5-6 hours to reach Manang. First part of today’s trek is on a flat trail until you reach Humde. From there you can see the beautiful view of the valleys with lots of mountains just behind this spectacular view.

Day 6 3500m
Manang: Rest Day at Manang for acclimatization and exploring to around Manang

Before you continue further higher it is better for you to get acclimatize to avoid the risk of altitude sickness. You will spend the day getting along and learning the ways of villagers. In the afternoon you will have a short hike to Gangapurna Lake and some monasteries in the region. Overnight at lodge.

Day 7 4195m
Yak Kharka: Trek from Manang to Yak kharka 4195m 4-5rs

After your rest day you will have much more energy reserved for today’s trek. You will steadily gain altitude as you go through marshyangdi valley. On your way you can see some of the yaks and horses grazing in the fields. Your total trek will be 4-5 hours when you reach Yakkharka. On your arrival you will be guided to a lodge to spend the night.

Day 8 4600m
Thorang Phedi: Trek from Yakkharka to Thorang Phedi 4600m 3-4hrs

You will continue your trek towards Thorang phedi before your big day and probably the most important and exciting part of your entire trek. It will be a short trek and you will be spending less energy and keep it in reserve for tomorrow. Overnight at lodge.

Day 9 3802m
Muktinath: Trek from Thorangphedi through Thorang la 5416m towards Muktinath 3802m 8-10hrs

Today is the biggest and most important and probably the most difficult day of the trek. Today you will wake up rather early than usual. You will carry a packed lunch because there will not be any hotels along the trials. Today you will reach the highest point of your trek where you can rest for a while and have some photo sessions. After reaching the highest altitude you will then slowly descend towards Muktinath where you will be spending the night at the lodge. After 8-10 hours of trek you might be eager to go to bed.

Day 10 2845m
Kagbeni: Trek from Muktinath to Kagbeni 2845m 5-6hrs

You will follow the same pattern like yesterday ascending almost 1000m. Now you can see the greenery and big juniper and pine trees all along the trails. It is 5-6 hours of trek to Kagbeni. Our crew member will arrange a lodge for you to spend the night.

Day 11 2800m
Marpha: Trek from Kagbeni to Marpha 2800m 5-6hrs

Today you descend further from Kagbeni which is also a famous pilgrimage for Hindus. Within a short period you will see Kaligandaki River along the trails and finally you reach Marpha where you can see lots of Apple trees. The apples found here are purely organic and rich in nutrients. Our guys will arrange a lodge for your night stay.

Day 12 2080m
Ghasa: Trek from Marpha to Ghasa 2080m 5-6hrs

You can see wonderful view on your trail towards Ghasa. The view of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna and many other peaks will probably make your day. After 5-6 hours of trek you will reach Ghasa where you will spend the night.

Day 13 1190m
Tatopani: Trek from Ghasa to Tatopani 1190m 4-5hrs

Today will come face to face with the world’s deepest gorge at Kopchepani as you continue walking along the shore of kali Gandaki and its valley until you reach tatopani. Overnight at lodge.

Day 14 1190m
Tatopani: Rrest day at Tatopani for bath natural hot springs

Today you can relax all day. You can probably have a bath at the natural hot springs. Many people believe that having a bath in natural hot springs will help you ease your stress and cure many skin diseases. After your relaxation day you will head back to lodge to have a blissful sleep.

Day 15 2856m
Ghorepani: Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani 2856m 5-6hrs

After your relaxation day you will feel much stronger physically and mentally. Today you will go little uphill towards Ghorepani. It would take you 5-6 hours to reach there. On your arrival your guide will arrange a lodge for you to spend the night.

Day 16 2600m
Tadapani: Trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani 2600m 4-5hrs

You will be waked up very early in the morning to see the sunrise view in Poonhill (3210m). It will be a hike for about an hour before sunrise. Poonhill is the best place to see sunrise and all of the mountains including AnnapurnaI-IV Dhaulagiri, NIlgiri etc. After the sun finally rises you will head back to lodge to have a breakfast and then head straight towards Tadapani.

Day 17 1951m
Ghandruk: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk 1951m 2-3hrs

Your exciting trek is almost to an end. Today you will be ascending downhill all the way to Ghandruk, the legendary little town in Annapurna region. By early afternoon you will reach Ghandruk and grab a lunch over there. After having lunch your guide will be taking a little tour of Ghandruk. Overnight at lodge.

Day 18 950m
Pokhara: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapool 1093m to Pokhara 950m 2-3hrs

Finally the end of your trek has arrived. It is a short trek from Ghandruk to Nayapool for about 2-3 hours. After reaching Nayapool you will be then driven to Pokhara to spend the night.

Day 19 1400m
Kathmandu: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu 6-7hrs

So today you will be heading back to Kathmandu. It is normally 6-7 hours of drive.

Day 20
: Departure on your own destination

Your exciting journey ends right where you began it. The final moment to say goodbye for the very last itme. You will be dropped off to the airport precisely 3 hours before your scheduled time.

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