Voted one of the best long treks in the world, Annapurna Circuit caters tourists with desire for adventure, wilderness and sightseeing. The trail makes a complete round of Annapurna mountain range; therefore, you can get the iconic view of the Annapurna from almost every corner. You must pass through four different regions during the trek; Lamjung, Manang, Mustang and Myagdi. Lamjung and Myagdi of the lower elevations are both predominantly Hindu region, whereas, Manang and Mustang are Buddhist regions.

The total length of the Annapurna circuit route is almost 230 km (145 mi). The trek begins at Besishahar, a small town. The trail slowly ascends and will reach up to 5,416 meters at Thorong La Pass, the highest elevation on the trek. From here, the trail descends almost the entire way. Muktinath and Marpha are two major stops. You can choose to visit the holy Muktinath temple and enjoy some delicious local Marpha wine (Apple wine) en route.

Along with Annapurna base camp, it attracts over 120,000 trekkers in a year. Annapurna Conservation Area (ACAP) is the highlight of the trek which offers a rare glimpse of mid-western flora and fauna.

Is This Trip for me?
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous

Poses difficulty as the terrain, temperature and altitude may differ along the trail. Max. altitude may reach over 5000 m and the hike requires over 6 hours a day.

Service Level: Standard

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport. Star Standard meals at Kathmandu!

Day 1 Kathmandu to Besisahar (800m 5-6 hours
Day 2 Besisahar to Chame. 7-8 hours
Day 3 Chame to Pisang (3,200m) 5-6 hours
Day 4 Pisang to Manang (3,440m) 5-6 hours
Day 5 Manang Rest Day
Day 6 Manang- Trek to Sirikharka – (4060M/13320Ft) 5-6 hours
Day 7 Siri Kharka- Trek to Tilicho Base Camp (4140m/13,583ft) 6 hours
Day 8 Tilicho Base Camp- Visit Tilicho Lake (4,949m/16,138 ft) – Siri Kharka
Day 9 Shri Kharka- Trek to Yak Kharka 4,050 m (13,287 ft) 5 hours
Day 10 Yak Kharka- Trek to Thorong Phedi 4,450m (14,600 ft) 8-9 hours
Day 11 Trek to Muktinath via Thorong La Pass 5,416 m (17,769 ft) 8-9 hours
Day 12 Trek to Jomsom 4 hours
Day 13 Jomsom- Fly to Pokhara, then drive back to Kathmandu 6 hours

Note: You can choose to upgrade your commute to/from Pokhara by taking a flight, and avoid 6-7 hours of road travel.

  • Arrival airport pick and drop.
  • Jomsom to Pokhara by Flight
  • All required land Transportation
  • Dinner in one of the finest restaurant in Kathmandu after the trek..
  • Standard Tea-house/ Lodge during the trek
  • All Foods During the trek( Breakfast, Lunch, dinner & Fresh fruits)
  • A Certified trek Guide (Licensed & First Aid Trained),Porter service (1:2 basis) their foods, accommodation, Salary, allowances & insurance
  • TIMS Card/ National Park entry fee/Other Permits
  • All the Gov. and Local taxes as per applicable
  • Duffle Bag for the porter carriage.
  • Trekking Map and Group medical kit box (Diamox and First Aid Medicine)
  • Trip Completion Certificate
  • Arrangement of Rescue/Medical Helicopter service; covered by your Insurance agency.
  • Mineral water and refreshments during the trek
  • Travel insurance (Cover Helicopter evacuation and Trip Cancellation charges)
  • Guide/Porter Tipping & Private types of expensive such as( Electric Charges, Wi-Fi, Hot shower/water & incase of any problem by nature/weather while you are on the trek)


Annapurna is the best place on Earth. The route and scenery are breath-taking. The way leading from Machhapuchhre to Annapurna base camp is the best.

I had fun with my friends. The guide is the best! He helped us throughout the trip. I’d suggest you to take Diamox to help prevent altitude sickness. It’s really hard to breath when you reach at the top. All in all a great experience. ~Jessica Mahut (Florida, USA)

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The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.

NOTE: During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

Responsible Tourism

Being a responsible tourism stakeholder, we strive to offer our utmost help to the under-privileged and impoverished community. We work along with the Pioneer Foundation, a non-profit entity based in Kathmandu.

Currently, we help raise fund and donate it to help build schools and shelters at the Earthquake stricken regions of Central Nepal province. You can join the cause help donate or volunteer to teach at the primary level schools. Visit Community Center for more information.

Day 01 :Kathmandu to Besisahar (800m, 5/6 hours) After breakfast Drive to Besisahar by a luxury private Jeep, along with Prithvi Highway- Trishuli River.   Rest over there at the Hotel.

Day 02:Besisahar to Chame. Breakfast, morning take jeep drive to Chame (The road is dirt and it takes about 7-8 hours local drive with sharing jeep) the district headquarter of Manang takes 4/5 hours. O/N at guest house in Kathmandu.

Day 03:Chame to Pisang (3,200m, 5-6 hrs)  We hike today through a densely forested valley running alongside the Marsyangdi River, which we cross at 2,910m on a long suspension bridge. We cross yet another suspension bridge at 3,040m and from here we gain sight of the soaring Paungda Danda rock face. After about five hours hiking we then get to the sprawling village of Pisang.

Day 04:Pisang to Manang (3,440m, 5-6 hrs)  On our trek today we start to hike through the drier upper section of Manang district. There are two trails on leaving Pisang, we will hike the lower easier route or if you are fit enough we will take the more scenic high route. The lower route takes an undulating route through Hongde (3,325m), which has an airstrip and then onwards through Mungji village to finish at the rather large village of Manang perched on its lofty Eire. Here Mani wheels and prayer flags abound and you are surrounded by the incredible mountain vista of the Annapurnas.

Day 04 :Manang Rest Day Today is all about acclimatizing and resting. You can have a day hike around one of the many scenic trails around Manang, rest or visit one of the many sights around the area.

You can make a short hike to Gangapunra Lake, along with enjoying the surrounding scenery of Mt. Gangapurna, Annapurna II and III, Tilicho Peak , Chulu peak as well as the beautiful Marsyangdi Valley.

    Day 06 :  Manang- Trek to Sirikharka – (4060M/13320Ft) Trail goes down to the river. We cross the river and continue walking on its southern side through coniferous forest. After reaching Kangsar Village we walk further up towards Siri Kharka and pass a monastery on the way. The uphill walk could be tiring but we will have Gungang Himal and Mt. Chulu in the backdrop to keep us company .

Day 07  : Siri Kharka- Trek to Tilicho Base Camp (4140m/13,583ft) Siri Kharka to Tilicho Base Camp isn’t very steep or physically strenuous, it could be exhausting as we have to walk on narrow paths in loose scree and landslide area. Our trail goes through the middle of the landslide area whereby we can see impressive rock formations along the trail.

Day 08 : Tilicho Base Camp- Visit Tilicho Lake (4,949m/16,138 ft) – Siri Kharka A bit initial steep, switch backed ascent, then trail continues to hug the side of the mountain in a gradual to steep incline before reaching the watershed. On the way we enjoy yaks and deer grazing above and below our trail. On the other side is Tilicho Lake, a large spectacularly set lake nestled at the foot of the north face of Tilicho Peak. The lake was referred to by the leader of the French expedition team as ‘The Great Ice Lake’. Then, retrace the step and return to Siri Kharka.

Day 09 : Shri Kharka- Trek to Yak Kharka 4,050 m (13,287 ft) You start the day with a slow hike to Tenki Manang. Further an hour walk brings to Gunsang and from here you can have wide panoramic view of Annapurna starting from Annapurna II to Tilicho peak. The trail goes slowly up through the juniper bushes with few huts on the way before you arrive at Yak Kharka.

Day 10 : Yak Kharka- Trek to Thorong Phedi 4,450m (14,600 ft) The trek will ascend further to the Ledtar Village after an hour to two walk. Trekking above 4,000 meters could prove to be an exhausting experience. The day ends with a trek to Thorang Phedi at the base of Thorong La Pass.

Day 11 : Trek to Muktinath via Thorong La Pass 5,416 m (17,769 ft) The early morning trek is required to assault the Throng La Pass, as it is the toughest leg of the trail. The trail goes steeply upwards to the High Camp. With brief stops in between, you will reach to the top of Thorang La pass, which is the highest point of the trek. You can spend some time here and start descending the other way towards the Muktinath.

Day 12 : Trek to Jomsom Muktinath is the holy city. The Muktinath temple is revered by both the Hindus and Buddhists. You can stroll around and inside the temple. Afterwards, it a downhill trek towards Jomsom. The terrain is windy and arid. It is a popular & administrative place, Here is the Small domestic airport . in the evening, you can enjoy the local apple wine here if you wish.

Day 13 : Jomsom- Fly to Pokhara, then drive back to Kathmandu Early in the morning, take a flight to Pokhara. It takes about 20 minutes flight to reach to Pokhara. Breakfast over there, then take a Luxury coach to Kathmandu, hotel check in. In the evening, we will take you one of the finest restaurant in Kathmandu, where you can enjoy with Typical Nepalese Traditional cultural show.  IF in case of Flight cancel or any delays, drive back to Pokhara. Rsta nd next day, You can drive back to Kathmandu.

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Trip Length 13 days
Trek Length 12 days
Activities Trekking, Sightseeing
Max. Altitude 5,416 meters (17,769 ft)
Trek Style Tea-house (Lodges)
Meal Full board on trek
★★★ Hotel ( Kathmandu) Standard BB Lodges on Trail
Transportation Private Vehicle, Tourist Bus
Best Month February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November
Group Size 2-10 Persons
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