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11 Nights 12 Days







Max Altitude

4,516 m/ 17,769 ft.


Breakfast Only


Hotel/Tea House

Best Season

Mar-May, Sep-Nov


Trip Highlights

  • The mesmerizing view of world highest mountains.
  • Cross the World’s highest walk-able pass ‘Thorang La Pass”.
  • High chance to see Blue Sheep.
  • Visit World’s highest lake ‘Tilicho Lake’.
  • Breathtaking sunrise view over Annapurna Ranges.
  • Pass yak pastures.
  • Explore the culture and tradition of local people.
  • Magnificent lakes, glaciers, gorges, and stunning waterfalls.
  • Reveal the hidden treasure of Annapurna Circuit.

Facts & Figure of the Annapurna Circuit Trek

  • Starting Point: Kathmandu
  • Ending Point: Pokhara
  • Difficulty: Adventure
  • Permits*: TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) & ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project)
  • Best Time: Autumn and Spring
  • Elevation: 5,416m (Thorong La)
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Transportation: By Private vehicle and flight
  • Activity per day: 4-6 hrs approx. walk
  • Nature: Lodge to Lodge trek
  • Country: Nepal

The starting and ending point of this Annapurna circuit trek is Kathmandu-Pokhara. As we have mentioned above this is adventurous moderate challenging grade of trekking. Travelers can experience this trek in the autumn and in spring. Trekkers can ascend up to 5,416m of altitude. Vehicle and flight both are included transportation service in this program. At least 4-6 hrs of daily activities should be done per day. The nature of this trek is Lodge to Lodge. The required permits to do this trekking are TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) & ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project).

Annapurna Circuit is a Trek route in central Nepal with the mountain range. The total length of this Annapurna Circuit Trek covers 160-230 Km. The hallmark of this trekking program are dramatic deep gorges, Buddhist and Hindus temples, delightful picturesque of cultivated farms, fantastic hill station view point and magnificent view of Annapurna summit. Through this trip discover the ancestral culture and tradition of local people in the elevation of 5,500m above the sea level. This is moderate grade challenging trek.

Annapurna Circuit is publicly opened for foreign trekkers in 1977 AD. Generally, Himalayan region cannot be trekked in wet winter, but much of the areas of Annapurna region sit in the shadow of rain. This means it is possible and practical to trek Annapurna in a rainy season.

What is the best time to do the Annapurna Circuit Trek?

The ideal time for the Annapurna Circuit Trek is during spring – March to May and autumn – September to November seasons.  These time of season offers you clear skies, stable weather & comfortable trekking trails.

How Challenging is Annapurna Circuit Trek?

Annapurna Circuit Trek is considered as a difficult one. As we are trekking up to 4,130 m/ 13,548 ft high, the trekking trials gives you incredibly enjoyable journey. With the proper preparation & acclimatization it has been completed successfully by people of all ages. Even suitable for first time hikers, the trekking trails goes from 1000 meters to 4,130 meters.

Can we do Annapurna Circuit Trekking solo?

It is compulsory of have a licensed guide for international trekkers during the trekking in all over the Nepal. Even though trails are well marked experience guide & porter can add value to your trekking. Recently from 1st April 2023 the Government of Nepal has been implement the rule for Annapurna Circuit to have a license guide.

Is it necessary to hire porter or guide for the trekking in Nepal?

Hiring a guide for multiday trekking & international trekkers is compulsory and highly recommended to enhance safety and overall trekking experience. A guide can provide valuable insights about the route, local culture and also help with navigation. A porter ‘allowing you to trek with less weight and conserve energy can assist in carrying your heavy backpack.

What permits are required for the Annapurna Circuit Trek?

For Annapurna Circuit Trek you need to have below mentioned permits:

Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP): NPR 3,000 Per Person

Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) Card: NPR 2,000 Per Person

What kinds of accommodation are available during Trekking in Annapurna?

You may see numerous tea houses or guest house offering basic accommodation and hot meals. In room you can have normal blankets so it is advisable to carry sleeping bag better for colder months. You can experience increasing prices of accommodation and food as you go higher altitude. You may also have to share bathrooms & toilets with other trekkers.

Are there ATMs during Annapurna Circuit Trek?

It is recommended to carry enough Nepalese currency during the Annapurna Circuit Trek. In some larger towns like Besishahar, Manag, Jomsom you can find the ATMs available but they may not always be accessible and reliable.

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Short Itinerary

Day 01 :
Kathmandu To Chame
Day 02 :
Chame To Pissang
Day 03 :
Pissang To Manang
Day 04 :
Manang – Acclimatization Day
Day 05 :
Manang To Siri Kharka
Day 06 :
Siri Kharka To Tilicho Base Camp
Day 07 :
Tilicho Base Camp To Siri Kharka
Day 08 :
Siri Kharka To Yak Kharka
Day 09 :
Yak Kharka To Thorang Phedi
Day 10 :
Thorang Phedi To Muktinath Via Thorang La Pass
Day 11 :
Muktinath To Jomsom
Day 12 :
Jomsom To Pokhara

Price Included

  • All transfer by Private Vehicles.
  • Jomsom To Pokhara Flight Tickets.
  • Accommodation on Twin Sharing basis.
  • Meal: Breakfast Only
  • 1 English speaking guide.
  • 1 Porter for 2 Pax ( Maximum 15 kg)
  • TIMS card and ACAP Permits.

Price Excluded

  • International flight tickets.
  • Beverages.
  • Tips to porter and guide.
  • Telephone, Laundry Bills, Tips, Any kinds of Personal Expenses.
  • Medicine and Insurance of any kind.
  • Trekking gears and personal types of equipment.


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Day 1
Kathmandu To Chame
Highest Altitude 2,650 m/ 8,690 ft.
Trek Duration 8-9 hrs drive

Early Morning you will proceed to Chame by private vehicle. Chame is situated at 2,650 meters above from sea level & starting point of Annapurna Circuit Trekking. It takes approximately 8 to 9 hours drive to reach Chame. Drive will take you through scenic landscape and rural countryside. Crossing Marshyangdi River you will enjoy glimpse of mountains & local farms. Upon arrival you can take short walk around the village. You can see chicken & goat roaming around.

  • Overnight At Chame In Tea House
  • Meal: Breakfast only
Day 2
Chame To Pissang
Highest Altitude 3,250 m/ 10,531 ft.
Trek Duration 5-6 hours

After early breakfast, you’ll proceed towards Pisang. Today’s trekking is going to be the easiest throughout the entire program. You’ll be astounded to see breathtaking scenery of great sweeping slope of Pungi Danda. The trekking trail between Chame and Pisang is little bit ups and downs with maximum plain lands. The trek duration will for today will be approximately 6 hours. You will pass through apple orchards, suspension bridge. From Pissang you can enjoy the view of Pisang peak, Annapurna II & Annapurna IV.

  • Overnight At Pissang In Tea House
  • Meal: Breakfast Only
Day 3
Pissang To Manang
Highest Altitude 3,519 m/ 11,545 ft.
Trek Duration 5-6 hours

After early breakfast, you’ll start to proceed Manang through the northern trekking trail via upper Pisang and Ghyaru. These are the area which is known for the spectacular view. Nowadays these both areas are dried. Along the way you’ll see the farmer gazing the Tibetan Yak’s. One tips for you during this day is It is better to have the dress except red colored because the Tibetan Yak gives more attention to the color. The trek duration for today will be approximately 6 hours.

  • Overnight At Manang In Tea House
  • Meal: Breakfast Only
Day 4
Manang - Acclimatization Day
Highest Altitude 3,519 m/ 11,545 ft.

Acclimatize and spend the day by exploring the local village from where you can see majestic mountains Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Gangapurna and Chulu East. Later return to lower Manang for overnight.

  • Overnight At Manang In Tea House
  • Meal: Breakfast Only
Day 5
Manang To Siri Kharka
Highest Altitude 4,060 m/ 13,320 ft.
Trek Duration 4-5 hours

After breakfast once ready proceed to Siri Kharka. The trails is considered as beautiful section of Annapurna Circuit Trek which passes through scenic landscape, small local settlement, farmland and offers glimpse of the Annapurna Moutanin ranges. The trails follows the eastern bank of Marshyangdi river and you will be treated to panoramic views of surrounding peaks Annapurna III, Gangapurna & Tilicho Peak.

  • Overnight At Siri Kharka
  • Meal: Breakfast Only
Day 6
Siri Kharka To Tilicho Base Camp
Highest Altitude 4,150 m/ 13,583 ft.
Trek Duration 5-6 hours

Early Morning you will proceed to Chame by private vehicle.     Today you will do challenging part of the Annapurna Curcuit Trekking and also rewarding as well. Trekking trails leading you to mesmerizing Tilicho lake you will walk though rocky terrain and alpine landscape where you will gradually gain altitude. During you trek you can take short break at Khangsar Village which is picturesque itself. Tilicho Base Camp serves as a resting point before the final ascent to Tilicho Lake. From base camp you can enjoy remarkable view od the surrounding peaks including Tilicho Peak and the Massive glaciers.

  • Overnight At Tilicho Base Camp In Tea House
  • Meal: Breakfast Only
Day 7
Tilicho Base Camp To Tilicho Lake Visit To Siri Kharka
Highest Altitude 4,919 m/ 16,138 ft.
Trek Duration 5-6 hours

Today you will continue trekking from Tilicho Base Camp to Tilicho Lake. You can experience the trails becoming steeper and more challenging slowly. Tilicho Lake is recorded 4 meters long 1.2 kilometer wide & 200 meter deep. After visiting Tilicho Lake, World’s Highest lake, you will continue return to Siri Kharkha.

  • Overnight At Siri Kharka
  • Meal: Breakfast Only
Day 8
Siri Kharka To Yak Kharka
Highest Altitude 4,020 m/13,189 ft.
Trek Duration 4-5 hours

After early breakfast, you’ll start your trekking journey towards Yak Kharka. The distance between Manang and Yak Kharka is about 7 Km and it takes to 5 hours of trekking today to reach the destination. The way is steady uphill into the alpine region of mountain range. Along the way you’ll see the mountain vista and hypnotic mountainous sceneries.

  • Overnight At Yak Kharka In Tea House
  • Meal: Breakfast Only
Day 9
Yak Kharka To Thorang Phedi
Highest Altitude 4,525 m/14,501 ft.
Trek Duration 3-4 hours

The trek from Yak Kharka to Thorang Phedi is considered as crucial stage of the Annapurna Circuit Trekking. You can see Yak grazing in the high altitude, the ladscape becomes more dramatic with towering peaks and glacial moraines. At tea house of Thorang Phedi you can recharge your body with warm meal and good rest cause you going to pass through the World’s highest walkable pass, “Thorang La Pass” next day.

  • Overnight At Thorang Phedi In Tea House
  • Meal: Breakfast Only
Day 10
Thorang Phedi To Thorang La Pass To Muktinath
Highest Altitude 3,760 m/ 12,335 ft.
Trek Duration 7-8 hours

After early breakfast, you’ll proceed towards Muktinath. Firstly you’ll cross Thorung La Pass (5416m), through the steep easy to follow trail. After ascending for 4-6 hrs you’ll reach to the top of Thorung La Pass’s Peak. There you’ll see traditional stupa (chorten), prayer’s flag, and stones structures made by the travelers. Stop and view the sceneries from the highest point (5461m).

Later you’ll proceed to Muktinath pilgrimage temple. The way towards Muktinath from Pass’s highest point is steeply descending to Chabarbu. After reaching to Chabarbu you’ll walk about an hour to reach Muktinath. Today your trekking duration will be approximately 8-9 hours.

  • Overnight AT Muktinath In Tea House
  • Meal: Breakfast Only
Day 11
Muktinath To Jomsom
Highest Altitude 2,743 m/ 8,999 ft.
Trek Duration 5-6 hours

After early breakfast, You’ll proceed to Jomsom. This trekking trail passes nearby village settlements. Along the way, you’ll see the local people living in traditional style. You can pass through the ancient village name Purang. At the mid-way you’ll reach Jhong. Jhong is also a small village like Purang. From Jhong the hiking trail starts to descend down towards the river named Jhing Khola. You can see the panoramic view of emerging Kagbeni (attracted tourist spot near Muktinath). Today your trekking duration will be approximately 5-6 hours.

  • Overnight At Jomsom In Tea House
  • Meal: Breakfast Only
Day 12
Jomsom To Pokhara
Flight hours 20 minutes
Highest Altitude 2,743 m/ 8,999 ft.

After early breakfast, you’ll proceed to Pokhara by early flight (approx. 20 minutes flight). Upon arrival at Pokhara, meet our representative at Pokhara Airport. Then you’ll be proceed to hotel. On this day you can relax and take rest. The day is free for you. You can stroll around lakeside on your own.

  • Overnight At Pokhara In Hotel
  • Meal: Breakfast Only

Gears And Equipment

Personal items you need to bring for Annapurna Circuit Trekking

  • Daypack (rucksack)
  • Backpack (porter will carry it) Recommended size: about 50-liter capacity (10-12 kgs per person) you can share one backpack between the two of you.
  • Well-worn Hiking boots or shoes
  • A pair of sandals
  • Sleeping Bag (You can rent sleeping bag in Kathmandu for approx $ 1.5  per day)
  • A one – liter hard water bottle to be filled up along the trekking trail
  • Light-weight cotton clothing
  • Waterproof jacket (a fold -away windcheater is fine)
  • Bath towel
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream
  • Knee supports (optional for the downhill portions of the trek)
  • A pair of Trekking pole
  • Toiletries for the trek (toilet paper, soap, shampoo etc…)

Trek Map

FAQS For Annapurna Circuit Trek

What should I pack for the Annapurna Circuit Trek?

Essential items to pack include trekking boots, warm clothing (including layers), a good quality sleeping bag, a backpack, a hat, gloves, sunscreen, sunglasses, a water bottle, a headlamp, toiletries, and basic medical supplies. Pack according to the season and consult a comprehensive packing list or seek advice from experienced trekkers or guides.

Do I need prior trekking experience for Annapurna Circuit Trekking?

Prior trekking experience is not mandatory, but it is recommended. You can complete the trek with great determination and correct guidance. The Annapurna Circuit Trek involves long hiking days, varying terrains, and high-altitude sections. Having some hiking experience and good physical fitness will enhance your trekking experience.

Is it safe to trek the Annapurna Circuit independently?

The trail is well-marked, and there are Tea Houses along the way for accommodation and food. But Government of Nepal has implemented the rule of having licensed guide during Annapurna Circuit Trekking for hassle free experience and safety of travelers. Skilled guide will navigate the way, will have well knowledge of altitude sickness. He will also help you to make sure the reservation for accommodation as during season it became very hard to find a good rooms.


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