Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek
Moderate Moderate
4000 - 6000m
20 Days
£2,400pp

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Annapurna Circuit Trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal is the longest and one of the most diverse treks in the world. Walking the distance of 128miles through four districts (Lamjung, Manang, Mustang and Myagdi) and two zones (Dhaulagiri an Gandaki) allows you to encircle the Annapurna massif along with amazing views of mountains -Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Langtang Himal, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, Gangapurna, and Tilicho Peak

The Annapurna Circuit trekking route isn’t just perfect for the dramatic views of lofty mountains but is also the best in terms of the diversity in climate (Tropic-600m to Arctic-5,416m), altitude (deepest gorge to the high pass – 5,400m), landscape (tropical forest featuring rare species of plants and animals, terminal moraine, snow line and barren land), trail (steep, narrow, icy, windy and dusty) religion (Hinduism, Buddhism, Bonpo and Tibetan Buddhism), pristine little settlements (Thini, Lurpa, and Nargon) and culturally prosperous tribal groups (Gurung, Thakali and Manangi); their culture, tradition, festival, food, dance and dialect.

Some of the major highlights of this trek around Annapurna are two river valleys (Gandaki & Marshyangdi), Thorung La pass (5,400m), Hindu and Buddhist holy site (Muktinath Temple), amazing fire-flame produced by natural gas from soil, water and rock (Jwala Mai Temple) and one of the oldest monasteries in the Annapurna region (Braga). In terms of Trekking, the Annapurna circuit is another superb opportunity to enjoy two contradictory baths – one is a sacred bath in water pouring through 108 bull-faced taps and a dip in chilling water in the Kunds (Saraswati and Laxmi) in the premises of Muktinath and the other one is a muscle relaxing bath in hot springs (Chame and Tatopani) en route.

You can also enjoy the early morning sunrise views in the Himalayas (from Poon Hill). An Annapurna circuit trekking map will also be provided for the convenience of trekkers to navigate these places. This ciruit Annapurna trek will definitely prove to be one of the rarest and special adventure experiences in your life.


Join us on the Annapurna Circuit Trek

  • Our Annapurna Circuit Trek includes a night spent near the beautiful lakeside city of Pokhara
  • Our Team in Nepal have been guiding around Annapurna since 2001.
  • Trek over the challenging Thorang La Pass (5,416m)
  • You stay in comfortable lodges (or “Tea Houses”) rather than camping & the fantastic Hotel Aloft in Kathmandu
  • We take special care of our porters & guides. They are probably the best equipped in Nepal.
  • Your kit bag is carried for you, so you only need to carry a day pack
  • Prices include all trekking permits

What's Included?
  • Airport Pick-up and Drop-off
  • 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Airport transfers for domestic flight
  • Bus transportation or flight to and from Pokhara
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • All Trekking permits
  • 1 Night accommodation in or near Pokhara
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • All accommodation whilst on trek (Lodge/Tea house)
  • Filtered water on the entire trek (Save on plastic bottles)
  • Experienced Fully licensed English speaking guide and his entire expenses
  • Porters (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses
  • Insurance of Guide and Porter
  • All required local and government taxes
  • 800 fill North Face down jacket and winter sleeping bag (if required)
  • FREE 80ltr EverTrek duffel bag
  • EverTrek Trip Planner & Mobile App Access
  • EverTrekker T-shirt & Neck Buff
  • Exclusive discounts with Cotswold Outdoor, Osprey, Snow and Rock
    and heaps more
  • Oximeter & Heart Rate Monitor– To calculate Oxygen Levels and Heart rate to help with Altitude
  • Fresh fruit after dinner and Tea/Coffee
What's Not Included?
  • Nepal Visa fees
  • International flight and airport taxes
  • Personal Insurance and Medical Expenses
  • Your travel insurance that covers Helicopter evacuation
  • Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/rescue due to any unforeseen reasons
  • Meals in the city except breakfast and other mentioned special dinner
  • Personal expenses including mineral water, and alcoholic drinks and beverages
  • Monument entrance fees
  • Any other extended trips and accommodation
  • Any Staff Tips (We recommend 10% of total trip cost)

Itinerary

Welcome to Kathmandu – the capital city of Nepal. Today is your first day with EverTrek. Once you’ve passed through passport control and collected your bags, you’ll head out to the front of Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) to be greeted by one of our friendly team members - look for the EverTrek sign, you won’t miss them! They will be there to pick you up and transport you to your hotel in Thamel.

EverTrekkers will be arriving throughout the day at differing flight times. This means that you will have a chance to rest and relax after your journey to Nepal, and may also have the opportunity to meet some of the team and fellow trekkers, to discuss details of your upcoming trek.

You will enjoy a group meal with your fellow trekkers. You'll be taken to one of the most popular local restaurants where you can enjoy Nepali food along with cultural music and ethnic dance.

Today you will head out into Kathmandu and visit the cultural and historical sites of the Kathmandu Valley. You will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu and enjoy lunch at one of our favourite viewpoints in the city. Kathmandu lies at 1300m above sea level so it’s important to get out and about today and let your body acclimatise.

Today also gives you the opportunity to grab any last-minute items in the trekking hub of Thamel and get an early night ready for the trek tomorrow.

Today, in the morning our guides will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the bus station to catch a bus to Besisahar. The bus will head towards the west of Kathmandu valley and continue the journey towards the western part of Nepal till Dumre following the Prithvi Highway. On reaching Dumre, the bus will head towards the north to Besisahar. The night will be spent at a lodge in Besisahar.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Comfortable tourist bus, windy highway along the Trisuli River, breathtaking view of waterfalls, rivers, jungles, hamlets higher up on the hills, terraced field with seasonal crop, different vegetations, curious faces of people running motels, restaurants and lodges.)

First day of the trek, starts from Besisahar towards north following the dusty road which also passes through the sub-tropical forest, and rice terraces. We stop for some time at Khudi and Bhulbhule to relish the view of a 60m high waterfall and the first view of Manaslu, Himchuli and Nagdi Chuli. From here we move towards the small town of Nagdi, cross a long suspension bridge over Nagdi River and soar up to Bahundanda. The night will be spent at a lodge in Bahundanda.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

(Highlights of the day: sub-tropical forest, 60m long waterfall, first view of Manaslu, Himchuli and Nagdichuli, Gurung and Tamang settlements and rice terraces.)

Second day of the trek, we steeply drop down to Syange (1,070m) that offers the best view of the waterfall. The trail from this place gets comparatively tougher. From here we cross the suspension bridge over Marsyangdi River and head towards Jagat village following the trail along the river. From Jagat, a vertical ascent will finally take you to Chamje. The night will be spent at a lodge in Chamje.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

(Highlights of the day:Best views of the waterfall, culturally captivating community, rice terraces, green woodland, unbelievable landscape, humming Marsyangdi River, sheer ascend and descend)

Third day of the trek, we leave the Lamjung district behind and enter the Manang district. Starting from Bagarchhap, we first drop down to the Marsyangdi River, cross the bridge over the river, follow the trace along the Marsyangdi River bank, climb up towards the Tal Phedi and finally take a steep climb that takes you to the Tal- the opening village of Manang District. We then trace our way through a classic entrance door influenced by Tibetan culture and a few up and down hill to Dharapani village and then to the destination of the day, Bagarchhap. The night will be spent at a lodge in Bagarchhap.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Tal village, the first village of Manang district situated at the base of a huge waterfall, Rhododendron & bamboo forests, corn, barley, maize & potato fields, Apple orchards, Tibetan villages (with archetypal flat roofed stone houses) decorated with prayer flag, and Tibetan culture.)

Fourth day of the trek, we first climb up to Danaque and take the higher route, that offers dramatic views of the mountains, out of two available routes and then pass through the village of Tyanga. From here, we walk towards Chame (Manang’s district headquarter) through the pine forest. The trail is rough, that demands lots of up and down walking and crossing river several times. The night will be spent at a lodge in Chame.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Excellent view of Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II & IV, Chame-one of the largest settlements of this area, the local population of natives that migrated from the land of Tibet centuries ago, hot spring thermal bath at the bank of river to relax your muscles.)

The fifth day of the trek will first make you walk the steep trail that will take you into the dense Oak and Maple forest. Then we cross two long bridges and move till the trail bends. From here we join the trail that takes us to Pissang. We also hike to the village at the upper Pisang for the purpose of acclimatisation. The night will be spent at a lodge in Pissang.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Oak & Maple forest, the first sight of a Paungda Danda rock face- a curbed chunk of rock mounting above 1500m from the river.)

The sixth day of the trek makes you walk towards the drier part of the Manang district. Here again, you are provided with two route options north (via Ghyaru) and south (via Hongde) of Marsyangdi River which eventually meet up at Mungi. If you are looking for an easier route, we opt for southern route, but if you are looking for a bit harder and longer route then we follow the northern one. From Mungi, we head toward Manang crossing Bryanga en route. The night will be spent at a lodge in Manang.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Drier upper part of Manang district, old Tibetan villages like Ghyaru and Hongde)

The seventh day of the trek is an acclimatisation day. Being active is the right way to adapt to the higher altitude and thinning air rather than laying low. Therefore, to aid acclimatisation, wither take a short hike to the ridge nearby Gangapurna glacier or walk up to the cave above Manang village. The remaining time will be utilized walking the villages appreciating the beauty of the village, native people and their culture. We take all the measures required to acclimatize before heading the higher altitude. The night will be spent at a lodge in Manang.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

(Highlights of the day: View of Gangapurna glacier, cave, and Manang village, local people, their culture, religion and dialect.)

The eighth day of the trek, we leave Manang and walk up towards Letdar. Today we walk through Tenki Manang, Jarsang Khola Valley, and Ghunsa on a scrub juniper and alpine grass through few meadows that finally takes us to Yak Kharka. From Yak Kharka, we continue our walk for an hour in order to reach Letdar. The night will be spent at a lodge in Letdar.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Tenki Manang, Jarsang Khola Valley, Ghunsa, meadows where yak and horses graze and alpine grasses.)

The ninth day of the trek, we move towards Thorang Phedi. Initially the trail is easy which drops down to the river, crosses wooden bridge and climbs up to tea shops; however, the trail becomes challenging as it heads towards the Thorang Phedi through the cliff. If you want to lessen your following day’s walk, we can also hike till higher camp today. The night will be spent at a lodge in Thorang Phedi.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Combination of easy and rough trail, experience of cliff walking, and few newly built guest houses)

The ninth day of the trek and we take you to the highest point in the entire Annapurna circuit (Thorang La Pass-5,416m). To avoid violent wind in the afternoon, we start early so that we can reach the top before 10 in the morning. This is a steep uphill walk for about 4 hours which finally takes you to the top of the Thorang La pass. We spend some time here and then descend downhill for 4 hours to Muktinath in Mustang district. The night will be spent at a lodge in Muktinath.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Thorang La pass (5,416m) -the highest point in entire Annapurna circuit, view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri from Thorang La pass, Muktinath- Buddhist (place of nirvana) and Hindu (god of salvation) shrine, 108 water sprouts and 2 Kunds (Laxmi and Saraswati) in the premises of Muktinath, Jwala Mai Temple, Lakhang and Gonde gompa, Chortens and colorful prayer flags.)

The tenth day of the trek, the trail takes a downward direction towards the Kaligandaki Valley through the bank of the holy Kali Gandaki River and finally towards windy valley – Jomsom. The trail then heads towards Marpha. The night is spent at a lodge in Marpha.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Kali Gandaki valley, one of the most dangerous airfields at Jomsom, village settlements and huge monasteries, Apple orchard and apple brandy factory. If you are lucky, you may also find fossils ‘Shaligrams’)

The eleventh day of the trek and our destination is Ghasa. Leaving the mountains behind, we walk rough and dusty trail all the way through the valley along the Kali Gandaki River savoring the scenic beauty and the view of mountains moving away from us. The night will be spent at a lodge in Ghasa.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

(Highlight of the day: Panoramic views of mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche and Nilgiri, the sight of Dhaulagiri Icefall, humming Kaligandaki River and small settlements along these rough & dusty trails.)

The twelfth day of the trek and the trail heads downwards towards Tatopani from the village of Ghasa. This is an exciting day as the trail first drops down, makes us crosses the suspension bridge, leads us towards the biggest waterfall and then takes us to the deepest gorge in the world. Then, the trail finally takes us to Tatopani where we can dip in the natural hot spring to relax our tired muscles after a long trek. The night is spent at a lodge in Tatopani.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Wonderful view of Rupse waterfall (the biggest waterfall on the trail), Kopchepani (the deepest gorge) at Dana, and the natural hot spring at Tatopani.)

The thirteenth day of the trek is a long walk from Tatopani to Ghorepani. The trail first crosses the bridge over Kali Gandaki River, which brings you to the junction of trails leading you towards Beni and Ghorepani. We follow the upper trail as our destination is Ghorepani. The trail from here is comparatively difficult as the trail demands steep stone steps climb. On its way up the trail also takes us through the forest of Rhododendron offering wonderful views of the mountain peaks towering above 8000m. Offering you a chance to encounter some Gurung and Magar villages this difficult trail finally takes you to Ghorepani. The night will be spent at a lodge in Ghorepani.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Vertical stone steps, Rhododendron forest, amazing view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range and the experience of Gurung and Magar culture, tradition and settlements.)

Last day of the trek and our first destination is Poonhill for the best view of the sunrise and our second destination is Pokhara. Today we wake up earlier than the usual trek day, as the motive of the day is to enjoy the view of the first ray of the sun. About an hour walk uphill will take us to the summit of Poon Hill, also known as ’photographer’s Paradise’ where you will be greeted with the first ray of the sun hitting the summit of the snowcapped peaks. After spending some time taking pictures and enjoying the view we track back to the lodge at Ghorepani have breakfast and move towards Nayapul which bring you to the end of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. From Nayapul we take a tourist standard bus that will bring us to Pokhara. On reaching Pokhara, you can either hang around in the lakeside, or spend some quality time alone or enjoy your time with the rest of the crew members. The night will be spent at a hotel in Pokhara.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch

(Highlights of the day: Amazing view of the first ray of the sun striking the mountain peak from Poon Hill, best viewpoint in the entire Annapurna region for the view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, and the wonderful lakeside experience.)

Today, from Pokhara we catch bus to Kathmandu. Leaving Pokhara we head east toward the capital city, Kathmandu. After 7 hours of drive all the way through Prithvi Highway, we reach Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu you will be escorted to your hotel, where you can freshen up and rest for some time. Around the evening, the company representatives conduct a short meeting to discuss the trip, your experience and the feedback. By the time dinner will also be ready. The night will be spent at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Meals included: Breakfast/Dinner

This day is the last day of your trip in Nepal with EverTrek. If your flight is scheduled early morning, then one of our company representatives will escort you to the airport as per your flight departure time. But, if the flight is scheduled later in the evening, you can go shopping and collect a few mementos or simply hang around shopping areas in Kathmandu.

(The usual day for a trek: Every day, our guides will come to wake you up at around 7:00-7:30am. In case of special days like sunrise viewing days our guides will wake you up early in the morning at around 4-4:30am. A western breakfast like porridge, oats, toasts, etc. will be served at around 8:00-8:30am. The lunch will be served from a teahouse menu at about 12-1pm. However, the lunch time can also be postponed on request. The dinner will be served at around 8:30-9:00pm. Your accommodation is arranged at a lodge or also in 3*hotel (subject to availability) where we stop for overnight.

Dates & Prices

September 14 2024 - October 03 2024

£2,400pp

12 Available Spaces

October 12 2024 - October 31 2024

£2,400pp

Or

£550 / 4 Months

Sold out

April 05 2025 - April 24 2025

£2,450pp

Or

£220 / 10 Months

12 Available Spaces

April 26 2025 - May 15 2025

£2,450pp

Or

£220 / 10 Months

12 Available Spaces

May 03 2025 - May 22 2025

£2,450pp

Or

£200 / 11 Months

12 Available Spaces

September 13 2025 - October 02 2025

£2,450pp

Or

£147 / 15 Months

12 Available Spaces

October 11 2025 - October 30 2025

£2,450pp

Or

£138 / 16 Months

12 Available Spaces

November 01 2025 - November 20 2025

£2,450pp

Or

£129 / 17 Months

12 Available Spaces

March 21 2026 - April 09 2026

£2,500pp

Or

£105 / 21 Months

10 Available Spaces

April 11 2026 - April 30 2026

£2,500pp

Or

£100 / 22 Months

12 Available Spaces

October 03 2026 - October 22 2026

£2,500pp

Or

£79 / 28 Months

10 Available Spaces

October 17 2026 - November 05 2026

£2,500pp

Or

£79 / 28 Months

12 Available Spaces

Trip Extensions

September 04, 2014 - Landscape of Chitwan National Park, Nepal

Chitwan Extension - Jungle Safari

£ 695

Chitwan National Park. Once your trek is finished, why not relax and explore a rarely visited part of Nepal on our 3 Night tour of Chitwan national park.

The Itinerary which includes the awesome Jungle Safari covers all of the major activities in the national park with relaxing accommodation on a full board basis.

  • A unique trip designed by EverTrek.
  • See animals in their natural environment like Tigers, Rhinos and Crocodiles
  • You stay in a comfortable lodge & Hotel
  • Prices include a Jungle guide during the jungle safari

Want to read more about this incredible extension? View the full itinerary here!

 

More Info

Join us on the Annapurna Circuit Trek

Our Annapurna Circuit Trek includes a night spent in the beautiful lakeside city of Pokhara
Our Team in Nepal have been guiding around Annapurna since 2001.
Climb over the challenging Thorang La Pass (5,416m)
You stay in comfortable lodges (or “Tea Houses”) rather than camping & the fantastic Apsara Boutique Hotel in Kathmandu
We take special care of our porters & guides. They are probably the best equipped in Nepal.
Your kit bag is carried for you, so you only need carry a day pack
Prices include all permits
You can take advantage of our free duffel bag, down jacket and sleeping bag for the trek.

Experience Required

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is a tough and arduous trek. It is meant to be challenging. You must be a fit, regular hillwalker to take part, used to long, consecutive days walking in the British Mountains, preferably in Winter. You should have experience of walking steep, boulder-strewn paths where the use of hands has been essential to scramble upwards over rocky steps. Previous experience of Himalayan trekking is preferable, but not essential as long as you are a very regular and committed hillwalker. As this route takes you over remote high passes, experience of having been to 5000-metres before is ideal.

Equipment

We can forward a detailed equipment list upon booking. However you can also view our Recommended Equipment for this trip »

Over the years, we have gained an incredible amount of experience and expertise in outdoor equipment and clothing. We have applied this to each trip that we offer and recommend what we believe to be the most suitable items for your trip.

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