Annapurna Circuit Trekking - 20 Days

Group Size 1+ Pax
Trip Grade Moderate
Accommodation Hotel/Lodge
Max. Elevation Throng-la, 5410 M
Meals B-L-D
Transportation Private vehicle/Tourist Bus
Best Season Feb-May & Sep-Dec
Trip Route Ktm-Beshisahar- Manang-Thorang la- Muktinath- Tatopani- Ghorepani- Pokhara-Ktm

Overview

It is the biggest pleasure to be a part of Annapurna Circuit Trekking that gives you an opportunity to see the natural views of Mt. Annapurna ranges, Mt. Dhaulagiri and many others. You can get fabulous mountain views from Poon Hill. Furthermore, the Annapurna Circuit Trekking also takes you to Manang, Jomsom and the Muktinath Temple with different beautiful traditional villages. The traditional villages show the unity in diversity among different religions and castes existing in Nepal. There are four regions that complete the trek for the Annapurna Circuit; Lamjung, Manang, Mustang, and Myagdi. Lamjung and Myagdi are the lower elevation areas that consist of different greenery plant species, lush green subtropical valleys and beautiful villages with unique culture and tradition. Manang and Mustang are the areas with higher elevations. Most of the people living in Manang are Gurung. The villages of Manang are designed in traditional styles and the people have their own culture and tradition. You can see the influence of Tibetan culture in Manang. In Mustang, most of the people follow the culture and tradition similar to Tibetan people. Mustang has become a part of history in Nepal. It is one of the last places in the world that has ancient Bonpo Religion.

The journey begins from Kathmandu driving towards Pokhara and the trek begins through different greenery forests, beautiful villages, and mountains. It goes through Khudi along the path of Sirung that reaches straight to Jagat. You will visit different villages of Muktinathwhich is a holy site of both Buddhists and Hindus. Braga is also one of the exclusive places to visit in Muktinath. It is one of the oldest monasteries in Muktinath. The Annapurna Circuit Trekking requires almost 18 to 20 days of trekking. It depends upon the fitness of the trekker and the routes for trekking.

Day by Day Itinerary

30 min from airport to hotel Bed & Breakfast 3 Star hotel or similar

After you reach Kathmandu, our representative will transfer you to a hotel and we’ll explore some plans and preparation for the trek. We’ll also visit some religious places in Kathmandu for relaxation.


7-8 hrs All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea-House / Lodge

Early in the morning, we’ll drive towards Mugling and have a lunch break. We’ll then continue our journey straight towards Pokhara and then towards Khudi that takes nearly 7-8 hrs to reach. Khudi is a small village in Lamjung district in northern-central Nepal. We’ll stay overnight in Khudi.


7-8 hrs All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea-House / Lodge

After we arrive at Khudi, the next day we’ll begin our trek with the proper required materials and gears towards the Sirung. We’ll cross a suspension bridge, waterfalls, and a subtropical forest. Most of the people in Sirung village are Gurung. Homestays are available in Sirung village. We’ll stay overnight in Sirung.


7-8 hrs All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea-House / Lodge

After the early morning breakfast, we’ll depart towards Jagat which is a beautiful village in Lamjung district. We’ll leave different terraces of the village and walk towards forest, ferns, and woodland. We’ll walk through several small villages and temples on the way. We’ll stay overnight in Jagat.


6-7 hrs All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea-House / Lodge

This is the long day that takes about 8 hrs of hiking from Jagat to Dharapani with the full sightseeing of natural beauties all around. Dharapani is a small village in Manang district where you can see different unique culture and traditions existing in Nepal. We’ll stay overnight in Dharapani.


7-8 hours All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea-House / Lodge

It takes about 5-6 hrs to trek from Dharapani to Chame. Chame is known as headquarter of Manang district. We’ll walk through few forested ridges on the way. The trek gives us amazing views of different Himalayas including Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV. We’ll stay overnight in Chame.


5-6 hrs All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea-House / Lodge

The next day, after the breakfast early in the morning, we’ll depart for Pisang. There are different natural scenarios in Pisang that will take your breath away. We’ll notice a contrast in landscape and vegetation on the way. We’ll stay overnight in Pisang.


5-6 hrs All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea-House / Lodge

We’ll hike towards Manang on the eighth day of the trek. Manang is said to be the active villages of around itself. There are different monasteries in Manang. The climate in Manang is cold and dry that makes the environment harsher. We’ll stay overnight in Manang.


6-7 hours All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea-House / Lodge

We’ll have some rest on a ninth day. Many trekkers are attacked from the altitude sickness. Staying for a day in Manang will make us acclimatized to the climate of Mt. Annapurna. We’ll stay overnight in Manang


5 - 6 hours All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea-House / Lodge

The trekking towards Yak Kharka offers you to observe beautiful Annapurna III and the Gangapurna Mountains. We’ll pass through the trail that follows the valley northward, few pastures and a scrub of juniper trees. We’ll stay overnight in Yak Kharka.


5 - 6 hours All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea-House / Lodge

Our trek continues the next morning after a breakfast in the morning towards Thorang Phedi. We’ll cross a suspension bridge and pass through towering cliffs before reaching Thorang Phedi. We’ll stay overnight in Thorong Phedi.


6-7 hrs All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea-House / Lodge

This trek is a little bit difficult than before since it takes about 7-8 Hrs to reach Muktinath. In spite of the long distance trek, it is awesome since it gives you the views of the snow-covered trail and beautiful mountains. We can take few photos while heading towards Muktinath. We’ll stay overnight in Muktinath.


5-6 hours All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea-House / Lodge

The next morning we’ll walk towards Marpha. The trail goes through Ranipauwa villages down the steep and along a plateau above Kali Gandaki River. You can taste a local brandy Marpha which is famous all over Nepal. We’ll stay overnight in Marpha.


5 - 6 hours All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea-House / Lodge

We’ll trek a new route towards Kalopani through Chokhopani Village. This trek is mostly along the riverside and pine forests. The trail towards Kalopani makes you capture every moment of the riverside. We’ll stay overnight in Kalopani.


6-7 hrs All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea-House / Lodge

The next day, we’ll walk towards Tatopani. The trail goes through different beautiful forests and grassy valleys. We’ll see a powerhouse that supplies electricity in the area. We can observe everyday lives of people living in the villages. We’ll stay overnight in Tatopani.


7-8 hours All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea-House / Lodge

After the early morning breakfast, we’ll depart towards Ghorepani. We’ll pass through the beautiful villages of Sikha and chitre before crossing a rhododendron forest. We’ll stay overnight in Ghorepani.


5-6 hours All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea-House / Lodge

The next morning, we’ll hike towards Poon Hill which is known as a paradise for photographers. We can see the beauty of Annapurna range from here. After the capturing the beautiful moments in camera, we’ll head towards tadapani leaving the beautiful natural scenes of Poon Hill. We’ll stay overnight in Tadapani


5-6 hours trek, 1 hour drive Breakfast, Lunch, Bed 3 Star hotel or similar

This is the conclusion of our trek that takes us back to Pokhara via Ghandruk through beautiful forests and green valleys. After 6 Hrs of trekking from Tadapani to Nayapul, we’ll do 1 Hrs of driving towards Pokhara. We’ll stay overnight in Pokhara.


6-7 hrs Drive, 25 min Flight Bed & Breakfast 3 Star hotel or similar

The next day, after the early breakfast in the morning, we’ll drive back to Kathmandu. You can have a rest and shortly look after all the snaps that you captured along the trek. We’ll stay overnight in Kathmandu.


30 min drive from hotel to airport Breakfast

This is the time to say goodbye leaving all the beautiful moments and natural scenarios of the tour. A representative will help you to depart towards your final destination.


What's Included?

  • Trekking Permit for your related trip
  • Trekkers’ Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Professional English speaking guide with porter, 2 trekkers for 1 porter (1 porter carries 20-25 kilograms of luggage)
  • Salary, food, accommodation and Insurance for Nepali staff
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Accommodation in teahouses (lodges) during the trek
  • Bus tickets (Tourist Bus or Public Bus)
  • Rescue Arrangements for emergency cause [If you have any problem during the trek, we provided rescue service but paid by your insurance company or need personal insurance]

What's not Included?

  • All bar bills during the trek [soft, hot & alcoholic drinks]
  • Private vehicle for the long drive
  • Tips for staff (Guide, Driver & Porter)
  • Hotel accommodation Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Travel insurance
  • Hot shower, Battery Charge, Wi-Fi, Heater Charge and your personal expenses,