Trip Overview

Highlights

Annapurna Circuit Trekking or Round Annapurna Trekking covers the whole Annapurna Region. Trekking in Manang Valley, crossing adventurous Thorong-La Pass, following the route of the Kaligandaki River and enjoying in Tatopani's hot springs give a rewarding experience of the Himalayan trekking adventure in Nepal.
It is possible to make this itinerary shorter by flying out from Jomsom as well as longer by visiting Upper Mustang route or Annapurna Base Camp Trek or Tilicho Lake destination.
Round Annapurna also was known as Annapurna Circuit Trek is an adventurous more than 180 kilometers hike around the majestic Annapurna range. This trek starts from a low altitude and that reaches a height of 5,416 meters at the Thorang La, the splendid pass is one of the best points on the face of the earth to view the sublime beauty of the Himalayas. Annapurna circuit trek offers the opportunity to visit Tilichi Lake (Ice Lake at an altitude of (5119 m)  for those who have flexible time as it can be visited the scheduled of the itinerary the day of rest in  Manang. Nowadays, the road is being built on Annapurna circuit trek up to Manang.
Annapurna circuit trek follows Marsyangdi River up to Manang valley then brings down into the melodramatic valley of Kali Gandaki and eyeful landscape view of lower Mustang.  This route leads you day by day with different landscape and scenery as well as various cultural groups. 

Things To Do

Itinerary & Map

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  • 1
    Arrival in Kathmandu

    You will be warm welcomed at airport by our office representative and then you will transfer to hotel. 

  • 2
    Sightseeing Day in Kathmandu

    This day, you will visit many cultural heritages, which includes some of the famous world’s heritages like Pashupatinath, Swyambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bouddhanath stupa and many more. You can do shopping various Nepalese cultural stuffs in this day. And Back to hotel for overnight. 

  • 3
    Kathmandu to Besisahar - (760m) 7 hrs Drive

    After breakfast we take a drive for 7 hours to Beshishar observing the natural beauty and peoples lifestyle along Prithivi highway. Overnight at lodge with full board of meals. (BLD) 

  • 4
    Trek to Bahundanda - (1300m) 6 hrs Trek

    We start our trek to bahundanada after breakfast from where we can seeing beautiful scenery of Annpurna ranges, Khudi and Ngadi peak. After a walk of one and half hour, we will reach Ngadi where we will have our Lunch. After Lunch we will head towards Bahundanda in about two hours and overnight at Lodge. 

  • 5
    Trek to Jagat - (1400m) 5 hrs Trek

    We will start our walking through the paddy and muddy fields observing hills,mountains and beautiful waterfall. We will stop at Syange for lunch and again continues our trek for Jagat. After about two hours walk we will reach Jagat and overnight at Lodge with full board of meals (BLD). 

  • 6
    Trek to Dharapani - (1960m) 7 hrs Trek

    We will continue our journey by trekking through off road and bank of Marshyandi river viewing beautiful waterfalls. Then we will reach to beautiful valley called Taal and will have lunch there. We will enter the Manang district walking through barely rice, potato fields and pine forests and we reach to Dharapani, one of the big village of Manang. Overnight at Lodge with full board of meals. (BLD) 

  • 7
    Trek to Chhame - (2630m) 5 hrs Trek

    After our breakfast, we start our trek with ascend trail along the mile track through fir forest, higher peaks and maple trees. We will have awesome views of Manaslu, Lamjung Himal and Annapurna II. Then we will reach Chame, district headquarter of Manang where we can enjoy HOT SPRING. Overnight at Lode with full board of meals. (BLD) .

  • 8
    Trek to Pisang - (3200m) 6 hrs Trek

    Today also we have to climb along mile track observing beautiful scenery. After reaching Pisang, we will visit Pisang’s monastery and view massive mountains. Overnight at Lodge in Pisang with full board meals.(BLD) 

  • 9
    Trek to Manang - (3540m) 6 hrs Trek

    We walk through the valley floor via Hungde observing the field of gearing Yak and a wide variety of crops, spectacular views of Annapurna II, III IV, Gangapurna. Then we have to reach Jharsang river and walk through pine forest to reach Khausar village, a gurung village. We can see small monastery, Chortens, Mani walls and prayer flags. Overnight at Lodge with full board of meals. (BLD) 

  • 10
    Acclimatization Day (Optional hike to Gangapurna lake or Melaripa cave)

    We will stay one more day in Manang observing beautiful view of greenery, mountains, Chortens and Monasteries. We can also explore unique culture and life style of local people. And overnight at Lodge with full board of meals. (BLD).

  • 11
    Trek to Ledar (You may stop at Yak Kharka) - (4250m) 5 hrs Trek

    To reach Ledar, we have to trek through Thorung La Pass and make steep climb through Tenki Manang, leaving Myarshyandi valley behind. And walk along the Jarsang river, we will reach Yak Kharkha and then to Ledar. Overnight at Lodge with full board of meals. (BLD).

  • 12
    Trek to Thorang Phedi (Option of hiking up to the High Camp) - (4420m) 4 hrs Trek

    The trail continues through Throng Phedi along the bank of Jarsang river, where we may see herd f mountain sheep. Then we will reach to Phedi and overnight at Lodge with full board of meals. (BLD).

  • 13
    Trek to Muktinath (Visit Muktinath temple in the morning) - (3800m) 8 hrs Trek

    We have to move ascend and descend hills to reach Muktinath. On the way we can see the beautiful scenery of Gangapurna, Annapurna, Thorang peak and Khatung Kang peak. Then we will reach to Muktinath temple, a famous holy place for Hindu, Buddhist and many Tibetan peoples. Overnight at lodge with full board of meals. (BLD).

  • 14
    Muktinath - Kagbeni 2800m 4 hrs.

    This section is really different from the trek in the Marsyangdi side. Here, the climate is relatively dry, and the landscape looks like a desert. The area on the way from Muktinath to Kagbeni is full of caves and you will be surrounded by wonderful geological forms.From Muktinath (3800 meters) the trail gradually descends towards the quiant village of Jarkot, a quaint village with interesting houses and lots of green fields which seem out of place in the brown surround. At this point you can choose between two routes: one goes directly to Jomsom, and the other goes to Kagbeni.Kagbeni is a village worth seeing, with stone houses and narrow alleys. The village is located near the Kali-Gandaki River. This river is huge and has created a very wide valley here. Do not venture north of this village. It is the border to Mustang area, which is closed to tourists and requires a very special permission to visit. (BLD).

  • 15
    Day 15 : Kagbeni - Jomsom - Marpha 5.30 hrs

    Along the Kali-Gandaki River, as does most of the trek in the next few days. The geological forms you will see on the way around you are really spectacular and you can buy black fossils called Salligrams from the locals. Jomsom, located 2700 meters high is a rather large village. It has a small airport, which will connect you to Pokhara and Kathmandu for the following day. The trek will continue to the small village of Marpha and you will camp for the night. It contains stone houses built on the mountain above the Kali-Gandaki river, with narrow streets paved with flat stones. (BLD).

  • 16
    Marpha to Ghasa (1970 m.) 5-6 hours.

    Your surroundings will take a dramatic change to green vegetation and very beautiful view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna region. You will  stay at Ghasa. (BLD).

  • 17
    Ghasa to Tatopani (1189 m.). 5-6 hours

    The trek begins a gradual descent to Tatopani through valleys, fields and the beautiful Rupse Chhahara (water falls). You will stop for lunch at Dana village which is the deepest gorge in the world. You will rest and stay overnight at Tatopani.

  • 18
    Tatopani - Ghorepani 2860m 6-7 hours

    Hiking which begins with a challenging ascent to Ghorepani. You will stop for lunch at Sikha  village, and stay overnight at Ghorepani. The views of the sunset are amazing over Mount Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. (BLD).

  • 19
    Is a day of rest at Ghorepani

    Today Is a day of rest at Ghorepani with a day hike to the Poon Hill. Poon Hill is the the highest hill in the western  part of the trek. It gives a birdseye view of the Mustang and Pokhara Valleys as well as clear view of over 25 snow-capped peaks including the Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri. (BLD).

  • 20
    Down to Pokhara for 5-6 hours.

    Your trek will continue down for 5-6 hours as you go from Ghorepani  to Birethati and the Modi river. From here you will be driven back to Pokhara. (BLD).

  • 21
    Drive or fly back to Kathmandu

    Drive or fly back to Kathmandu. (BL).

  • 22
    A day of rest in Kathmandu.

    for shopping and any other sightseeing. (B).

  • 23
    Drive to airport/depart.

    Drive to airport/depart or stay as your time permits(B).

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