Annapurna Circuit Trek

Duration: 14 Days    Based on 3 Reviews
Trip Details
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Difficult
  • Trip Style: Hiking & Trekking
  • Transport: Aeroplane / Tourist Bus
  • Food: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner(BLD)
  • Accommodation: Hotel & Guest house
  • Group Size: 2-12
  • Max Elevation: 5,416m/17,769ft
  • Best Season: Autumn (last September to November) and Spring (mid-March to mid-May)


  • The trail passes through dense forests of rhododendron, pine, oak, arid desert terrain, and picturesque villages.
  • See magnificent lakes, glaciers and waterfalls throughout the trek.
  • Cross challenging Thorong La Pass (5416m).
  • Relaxing in a natural Hot Spring (Tatopani) at Jagat, Chame, and Tatopani
  • Experience rich culture & tradition.
  • Visit the sacred pilgrimage site, the famous Muktinath Temple.
  • Pass by numerous monasteries, gompas, mani walls, chortens, temples, and prayer flags that will enrich your journey spiritually.
  • Witness outstanding views of Annapurna Range, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, Lamjung Himal, Mt. Nilgiri, and many other mountains.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is the longest and relatively one of the more challenging treks in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The diverse blend of religion and nature makes the Annapurna Circuit Trek an unforgettable journey in the Annapurna Himalaya. Opened in 1977, the Annapurna Circuit Trek has become the most popular trekking trail in Nepal. Every year, hundreds of tourists visit this area to experience the irresistible beauty of nature and numerous snowcapped mountains. Spectacular views of mountain peaks, magnificent lakes, gorges, waterfalls, enchanting historical monasteries, famous sacred Muktinath temple, natural hot springs, fascinating flora and fauna, and crossing of Thorong La (5416 m) pass contribute to making the Annapurna circuit trek a life enriching and thrilling experience. This famous trek offers a great opportunity to learn about the Tibetan way of life which is still present in this area. There are several exciting day side trips during the Annapurna circuit trek. Snowland Adventure has professionally designed our 14-days Annapurna Circuit Trek that will give you a great experience of the classic Himalayan trail. In addition, we can also design a tailor-made trek to suit your requirements. So, do share your ideal trek with us and we will make sure to organize it for you.

The Annapurna Circuit Trekking trail is full of adventures and thrills. You will pass by lush green pastures, dense forests of rhododendron, pine, oak, aired desert terrain, and attractive villages, and cross a difficult pass while enjoying Himalayan mountain views. The Annapurna Circuit Trek will provide you stunning views of Annapurna I (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Manaslu (8,156 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), and many other mountains. The entire Annapurna region is home to several ethnic groups who have their own tradition, culture, lifestyle, and practices. During the 14-days Annapurna Circuit Trek, you will pass by monasteries, gompas, mani walls, chortens, temples, and prayer flags that will enrich your journey spiritually as well. After crossing one of the highest passes in the world, the "Thorong La" pass, you will visit Muktinath Temple which is a sacred pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists. Every year thousands of devotees visit here to worship.


Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu
  • Day 02Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar by bus. Drive a little further and hike up to Bahundanda
  • Day 03Bahundanda to Chamje
  • Day 04Chamje to Dharapani
  • Day 05Dharapani to Chame
  • Day 06Chame to Pisang
  • Day 07Pisang to Manang
  • Day 08Acclimatization in Manang
  • Day 09Manang to Yak Kharka
  • Day 10Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi
  • Day 11Thorong Phedi to Muktinath
  • Day 12Muktinath to Jomsom via Kagbeni
  • Day 13Fly back to Pokhara or take a local bus or jeep to Pokhara
  • Day 14Fly or drive to Kathmandu

What’s Included

  • Airport pickup/drop off by a private vehicle.
  • All ground transportation in a private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Standard accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast as per the itinerary.
  • Teahouse/guest house accommodation during the trek.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek as per teahouse/guest house menu.
  • Welcome and farewell dinners.
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle.
  • English-speaking government-licensed guide and assistant guide.
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits.
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS).
  • Porter service.
  • Free trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map to take home.
  • Down jacket & sleeping bag provided by Snowland Treks & Expedition (to be returned after trip completion).
  • Staff expenses (salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation).
  • First aid kit.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Extra official expenses.
  • International Airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountains due to any reason other than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s), and driver(s).
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, hot & cold drinks, phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in 'Cost Includes' as above.

Useful Information

Annapurna Circuit Trek route:

Annapurna Circuit Trek begins with a lovely drive to Besisahar from where you will trek to Bhulbhule. Leaving Bhulbhule behind, you will trek to Dharapani via Jagat. The trail from here passes through several small villages and dense forests, crosses bridges, passes through yak pastures and takes you to Manang. You will spend an acclimatization day here and explore the village and go on a side trip to either of Ice Lake, Milarepa Cave, or Gangapurna Glacier. The next day, you will ascend to Thorong Phedi via Yak Kharka. From here, you will climb to the challenging Thorong La Pass and descend to Muktinath. Finally, you will descend to Kagbeni and Jomsom to fly back to Pokhara and your Annapurna Circuit Trek comes to end.

Annapurna Circuit Trek difficulty:

Annapurna Circuit Trek is known as a difficult trek. You have to trek around 6 to 7 hours on a daily basis and reach up to 5,416 meters to cross the challenging Thorong La Pass. Generally, after Thorong La, the trail  descends to Muktinath Phedi which is mostly covered in snow in winter. You must be in good physical shape and possess strong stamina to complete the Annapurna Circuit Trek.

The best time to go on the Annapurna Circuit Trek:

The Pre-monsoon (February, March , April, and May) and Post-monsoon (August , September, October, and November) periods are considered the best time to go on the Annapurna Circuit Trek. However, it is possible to complete the circuit year round. For weather or any other information regarding Annapurna Circuit Trek cost or itinerary, please feel free to contact us anytime, You are warmly welcomed from the bottom of our hearts. Snowland Adventure is a team of enthusiastic workers and our the safety and comfort of our guests is our team's priority. We will make sure that this trip will become a lifelong memory. For any information regarding the itinerary or trek cost, feel free to contact us anytime so that we can make your dreams come true. Furthermore, if you are interested in another exciting adventure, you may wish to consider other trekking destinations such as the Manaslu circuit trek or the Everest base camp trek.

Local Company

The Annapurna circuit trek is far better and a lot cheaper to organize with a local company. Going local means directly supporting Nepalese people. Snowland Adventure is an absolutely safe and trustworthy local organizer dedicated to fulfilling your lifelong ambitions. We organize Annapurna circuit trek private trip and also group treks asccording to your requirements.


People use Yak, Mules, and Jopke (a hybrid of yak and cow) as transport for food and materials. Give way to animals and stay on the safe side of the trail while they are passing.

Due to global warming, the weather in the mountains and hilly regions has become more unpredictable, so we can experience some problems with bad weather, heavy rainfall, landslides, blocked highways, and flight delays or even cancellations for a day. Sometimes because of the road traffic, we are unable to arrive on time. It may happen at any time of the year because we cannot predict the weather and other situations. Therefore, if possible, we would like to suggest adding an extra supplement day before your international flight and after the trek. If everything goes well, you have a beautiful day to visit any interesting place in the historical city of Kathmandu.