Annapurna Circuit Trekking - Nepal

Annapurna Circuit Trekking - Nepal

Annapurna Circuit Trekking

The high point of the trek entails crossing of the 5,414m high Throng Pass, from the arid valley of the upper Manang, home of Tibeto- Buddhists, down to the Hindu pilgrimage site of Muktinath, and the Kali Gandaki valley, the world's deepest river gorge, before heading down to Pokhara. Besides the mountain views, we encounter on this trek a variety of mountain communities of the Gurung, Manangi and Thakali people.

Annapurna region is best described as the most happening incentive trekking destination of Nepal. The Annapurna Circuit Trek has been proved as a highly praised and spectacular trekking route in the Annapurna region since it opened to foreign trekkers in 1977. This three weeks trek starts right from Besishahar and goes along the Marshyangdi River, with great view of Manashlu and Himal Chuli to the east. This magnificent trek leads you to the fine village inhabited by a wide diversity of people from different ethnic groups, offering spectacular and majestic view of the white Himalayas. As it continues to the north of the main Himalayan range on to the high and dry Tibetan Plateau, the scenery is equally breathtaking.

The highest point of the trek is Thorungla pass at the top of the valley at 5416m high. Due to the difficulties of crossing the pass, the circuit is usually walked in a counter clockwise direction. Traveling clockwise the longer ascent and shorter descent from west to east is too much for many peoples to manage in one day. To top it all, the crossing of the Thorong La pass (5,416m) is a challenging ascent, surrounded by some of the most magnificent.


  • Destination: Throungla pass
  • Activities: Cultural / Tour Trekking
  • Duration: 18 days
  • Grade: Moderate and Fairly Strenuous
  • Mode of Trip: Lodge Trekking
  • Maximum Altitude: 5416m
  • Transportation: Flight, Bus & private vehicle
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Guest House
  • Group Size: 2-15 Persons
  • Season: February to May & September to December
  • Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Besi Shahar (830m/2723ft). Driving 5:30 hours, O/N at guest house
  • Day 03: Drive to Syange and trek to Chamje(1560m/5118ft). Driving 2 hours and Walking 4:30 hours, O/N at guest house.
  • Day 04: Chamje to Dhararpani (1810m/5938ft). Walking 5:30 hours, O/N at guest house.
  • Day 05: Dharapani to Chame(2725m/8940ft). Walking 6 hours, O/N at guest house.
  • Day 06: Chame to Pisang (3190m/10466ft). Walking 5:30 hours, O/N at guest house.
  • Day 07: Pisang to Manang(3500m/11483ft) walking 5 hours, O/N at guest house.
  • Day 08: Rest in Manang for acclimatization, O/N at guest house.
  • Day 09: Manang to Yak Kharka (4090m/13418ft). Walking 5 hours, O/N at guest house.
  • Day 10: Yak kharka to Throung Phedi(4441m/14570ft) walking 6 hours, O/N at guest hous.
  • Day 11: Thorung Phedi to Muktinath via Thoroung-la passes (5416m/17769ft). Walking 8:30, O/N at guest house.
  • Day 12: Drive to Tatopani( 1110m/3636ft). Driving 6 hours, O/N at guest house.
  • Day 13: Tatopani to Shikha( 2020m/ 6116ft) walking 5 hours, O/N at guest house.
  • Day 14: Shikha to Ghorepani (2834m/9298ft). Walking 4:30 hours, O/N at guest house.
  • Day 15: Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3210m/10531ft) to trek to Tadapani( 2520m/8316ft) Walking 6:30 hours, O/N at guest house.
  • Day 16: Tadapani to Nyapul and drive to Pokhara. Walking 5 hours and drive for an hour, O/N at hotel at 3 stars.
  • Day 17: Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus and transfer to the hotel at 3 stars level, Driving time 6 hours. O/N at hotel.
  • Day 18: After breakfast, the trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Besi Shahar (8,30m/2,723ft). Driving 5:30 hours, O/N at guest                house

Day 03: Drive to Syange and trek to Chamje(1,560m/5,118ft). Driving 2 hours and Walking 4:30                hours, O/N at guest house.

Day 04: Chamje to Dhararpani (1,810m/5,938ft). Walking 5:30 hours, O/N at guest house.

Day 05: Dharapani to Chame(2,725m/8,940ft). Walking 6 hours, O/N at guest house.

Day 06: Chame to Pisang (3,190m/10,466ft). Walking 5:30 hours, O/N at guest house.

Day 07: Pisang to Manang(3,500m/11,483ft) walking 5 hours, O/N at guest house.

Day 08: Rest in Manang for acclimatization, O/N at guest house.

Day 09: Manang to Yak Kharka (4,090m/13,418ft). Walking 5 hours, O/N at guest house.

Day 10: Yak kharka to Throung Phedi(4,441m/14,570ft) walking 6 hours, O/N at guest hous.

Day 11: Thorung Phedi to Muktinath via Thoroung-la passes (5,416m/17,769ft). Walking 8:30,                   O/N at guest house.

Day 12: Drive to Tatopani( 1,110m/3,636ft). Driving 6 hours, O/N at guest house.

Day 13: Tatopani to Shikha( 2,020m/ 6,116ft) walking 5 hours, O/N at guest house.

Day 14: Shikha to Ghorepani (2,834m/9,298ft). Walking 4:30 hours, O/N at guest house.

Day 15: Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3,210m/10,531ft) to trek to Tadapani( 2,520m/8,316ft) Walking                  6:30 hours, O/N at guest house.

Day 16: Tadapani to Nyapul and drive to Pokhara. Walking 5 hours and drive for an hour, O/N at                  hotel at 3 stars.

Day 17: Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus and transfer to the hotel at 3 stars level, Driving time                6 hours. O/N at hotel.

Day 18: After breakfast, the trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu                international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.

 

Cost Includes

  • Free airport picks upon your arrival and a drop at the end of your trip

Cost Excludes

  • Your travel insurance ( Travel insurance is compulsory to take an adventure trip and it must be covered both medical & emergency evacuation with the worth of USD100, 000.00 minimum.

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Trip Facts

Trip Duration 18 Day
Destination Nepal
Trip Grade Easy - A
Transportation Private Vehicle
Accomodation Hotel + Lodges
Starting Price US$
Trip Type Tea House Trek
Meals Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Max. Altitude 5416 Meter

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