Annapurna Circuit Trek 5,416m 19 Days

US $  1100 per person
Trip Code : AHC/AT-01
Price : US$1100
Destination : Annapurna Region
Duration : 19 Days
Grading : Moderate-Hard
Max Altitude : 5,416m
Activity : Trekking
Starts at : Kathmandu
End at : Kathmandu
Trip Route : Kathmandu-Besi Sahar-Bahundanda-Manang-ThorongLa-Muktinath-Tatopani-Pokhara-Kathmandu
Best Season : Mar-May;Sep-Nov


Annapurna Circuit Trek was the famous trekking route in Annapurna for long days trekking in Nepal. Now it became a two weeks trekking route after the development of roads in the lower part of the trekking areas. Annapurna Circuit trekking also popular as Round Annapurna Trek is still the top choice of many adventure lovers because of its diverse geographical features and beautiful sceneries.

Annapurna Circuit trek combines wonderful experiences of walking through river valleys to the high mountain into the wilderness. Though many places with teahouses and lodges offer modern lodging and food options.

Round Annapurna Trekking Route

The trekking route is popular from the anticlockwise direction that starts from Bhulbhule, a place after the famous Beshishar. You will drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule by jeep or local bus and start your trekking following the famous trekking route along the Marshyangdi River. If you want to shorten your trekking then drive to Chame – a city in Manang also possible which reduces the two days walking.

The trekking route of the Annapurna circuit passes through some incredible places like Pisang, Tilicho Lake, Manang, Yak Kharka, and Thorang Phedi to cross the Thorang La Pass.

Walking through this beautiful river valley brings you the wonders of rural life and the culture of the region. It slowly and gradually takes you higher into the mountains and eventually takes you over a mountain pass.

The mountain pass, Thorong La, stands at an elevation of 5,416 meters above sea level. It also offers us an incredible view of the surrounding Himalayas. It later enters the Kali Gandaki river valley as we walk down towards Jomsom.

The Annapurna Circuit trek is not only about walking in the mountains but also about enjoying the cultural beauty of the villages that come along the trail. It passes through several beautiful cultural villages as you traverse the trail in the river valleys and mountains. The trekking part for adventure ends at Jomsom before taking a flight to Pokhara.

Combining Annapurna Base Camp and Ghorepani

If you want to extend your trekking up to the base camp of the famous Annapurna Mountain, then this trekking can be combined with the Annapurna Base Camp trekking route from Tatopani. One way you can visit the Ghorepani is by adding extra ½ days. It takes you extra 3/4 days to complete both trekkings. This combination will also be an awesome experience however it requires you more days to walk.

Best Time for Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Trekking around Annapurna is possible all year round however spring and autumn seasons are the best time. The Spring season falls under the months of March to May and the autumn season falls under September to early December. In winter the heavy snowfall makes it difficult to find the trekking path and in the rainy season, rain and landslide risk is high for trekking.

Annapurna Circuit Trek Cost

The trekking cost of Annapurna Circuit depends on the group size of the trekking, services you want to use, and guides/porters you want to hire. Private transportation will raise your trip cost. Hiring guides and porters also affects trekking costs. The single guide can lead up to 16 persons and one porter can carry 20kg baggage. Our company offers a single porter for every two trekkers.

Highlights of the Annapurna Circuit Trek

  • A beautiful walk through the river valleys of Marshyangdi and Kali Gandaki
  • Wonderful Mountain landscapes throughout the trek
  • Breathtaking views of the Himalayas
  • Trek over Thorong La pass over 5,000 meters above sea level
  • A walking experience that you will treasure for life


Day 1 : Arrival Kathmandu

The first day of your adventure trip to the Annapurna Circuit Trek starts with your arrival to Kathmandu. Our company representative will welcome you at the airport on your arrival. He will transfer you to the hotel where you can find an easy time to relax after checking in. We will meet you in the evening at the hotel to talk about the trip in details. Any questions you may have regarding your trip will be discussed so that you are well-prepared for the trip.

Day 2 : Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour - B

We will take an acclimatization day in Kathmandu today where we spend time exploring the cultural heritage sites in the valley. The sightseeing tour that starts after breakfast takes you to four of the amazing cultural heritage monuments in Kathmandu valley.
Exploring Swoyambhunath, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath will give you an incredible experience of ancient, medieval and modern cultural, historical and spiritual wonders. You will see and experience the lifestyle in Kathmandu during the tour. The tour will take pretty much of our day today. We will return back to the hotel later in the afternoon.

Day 3 : Kathmandu - Bahundanda (1,430m) - B.L.D

It is a long driving day to the start point of the trekking adventure around the Annapurna massif. The drive today takes us to a beautiful place in the Marshyangdi river valley. Bahundanda is our overnight destination that offers peaceful and beautiful surroundings. The drive will introduce us to the rural surroundings of Nepal that we are going to spend a few days on the trip.

Day 4 : Bahundanda - Chamje (1,560m) - B.L.D

We are now ready to embark on our trekking adventure around the Annapurna. It is our very first day of the trek that takes us to a beautiful village of Chamje. The walk will take us past some of the lower elevation and middle hills wonders. A mix of nature and culture during the walk is the first-hand experience of the trekking in the Annapurna region. We will walk along the beautiful river valley that boasts of local villages and peaceful nature. Our overnight stay today is at Chamje.

Day 5 : Chamje - Dharapani (1,881m) - B.L.D

The trek continues today to Dharapani village. We will have a chance to walk through pristine surroundings along the trail. As we trek towards the destination for the day, we will explore the beauty of the rural atmosphere. The walk becomes more fascinating when we can enjoy beautiful surroundings and the same is with the trail today. We eventually reach Dharapani to stay overnight.

Day 6 : Dharapani - Chame (2,725m) - B.L.D

Our destination for the day in Chame and the trek takes through the beautiful Marshyangdi river valley. As we traverse the trail towards Chame, we can feel the elevation growing and landscapes getting more dramatic. We can also enjoy beautiful views of the mountains as we walk along the meandering trail through the river valley.

Day 7 : Chame - Pisang (3,100m) - B.L.D

Another incredible day of trekking, we enjoy the walk to Pisang village today. We will be, for the first time in the adventure, over 3,100 meters above sea level on our trek today. The increasing elevation shows some effects as we may go a little slower than in the lower elevation. Pisang is a beautiful village that lies at the elevation of 3,100 meters above sea level. Once we reach and check into a guesthouse, we can take some leisurely wanderings around to enjoy the surroundings.

Day 8 : Pisang - Manang (3,500m) - B.L.D

We are heading to the beautiful Manang today. The trail that leads us there is full of natural wonders, from mountains to dramatic valley surroundings. Manang is the major town in the region that works as a sort of business center. We spend overnight here in this beautiful town in the mountains.

Day 9 : Acclimatization Day - B.L.D

We have an acclimatization day stay at Manang today. We will go for some hiking exploration in the surroundings that will help us adjust with the climate of the higher elevation.

Day 10 : Manang - Yak Kharka (4,090m) - B.L.D

The walk today will take us above 4,000 meters from the sea level. We continue the trek to Yak Kharka that stands at the elevation of 4,090 meters above sea level. As we traverse the trail, we can enjoy the view of dramatic mountains in the surroundings. It is a short walking day that takes us to the destination with enough time to explore the area. We will enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and natural wonders of Yak Kharka.

Day 11 : Yak Kharka - Thorong Phedi (4,420m) - B.L.D

We eventually reach the base of the famous Thorong La today. The base of the pass, Thorong Phedi, is reached after a walk of about four hours for the day. As we reach the overnight destination early today, we can utilize the time to take enough rest so that we get ready for the pass crossing adventure tomorrow.

Day 12 : Thorong Phedi - Thorong La (5,416m) - Muktinath (3,802m) - B.L.D

The trek continues early in the morning today. We set off for an early morning walk up towards the Thorong La pass, the highest elevation on the adventure. It will be a tiring yet rewarding journey to the top of the pass. Once we reach the top, we can enjoy the view of incredibly fascinating surroundings.
Later, we trek all the way down to Muktinath to stay overnight. Muktinath is a spiritual site that offers overwhelmingly positive vibrations.

Day 13 : Muktinath - Marpha (2,670m) - B.L.D

We follow the beautiful Kali Gandaki river valley downstream and reach Marpha village to stay overnight. It is an awesome day of walking through the river valley that offers some incredible views of natural surroundings. We trek past Kagbeni village and eventually reach Marpha to stay overnight.

Day 14 : Marpha - Ghasa (2,010m) - B.L.D

The walk from Marpha to Ghasa today is another pleasant day walking through the river valley. Walking past beautiful settlements and amazing landscape brings us a beautiful day. It is an easy day of walk that takes us to Ghasa to stay overnight. The lowering elevation also makes it easier to traverse the trail.

Day 15 : Ghasa - Tatopani (1,219m) - B.L.D

We are on the last day of trekking on our Annapurna Circuit Trekking adventure. The walk for the day today takes us to Tatopani where we bring our walking part to an end. After we reach Tatopani and check into a guest house, we can go for a natural hot spring bath. It is a refreshing and soothing activity after so many days of walking effort in the mountains.

Day 16 : Tatopani - Pokhara - B.L

We take a jeep ride from Tatopani to drive to Pokhara via Beni. Once we reach Pokhara after the drive of about six hours, we will take a relaxing time around the Lakeside. We stay overnight here in Pokhara today.

Day 17 : Free Day in Pokhara - B

We certainly deserve a rest day after the long walking adventure around the Annapurna. So, we spend our day here in Pokhara. Although it is mostly a rest day, we can still go for some other sorts of adventure activities like paragliding, bungee jumping, ultra-light flight, zip flying, etc. at an additional cost. These are completely optional activities. You can spend your day in Pokhara simply wandering around at leisure.

Day 18 : Pokhara - Kathmandu - B

We will drive back to Kathmandu today along the same highway that we took earlier to go to Pokhara. There is also an option of flying back with the payment of the extra cost for the flight. Back in Kathmandu, we will take and enjoy leisurely time around.

Day 19 : Departure Day - B

The 19 Annapurna Circuit Trek has come finally an end with beautiful memories and experience of adventure trekking around the Annapurna region.
We will drive you to the airport for your departure flight.

What's included

  • Pickup and drop from and to the airport by private vehicle.
  • Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu and Pokhara on twin sharing basis, Simple tea house accommodation on the trek
  • A guided city tour in Kathmandu
  • All Standard meals during the trek. (Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner)
  • English Speaking Local Guide who holds Government License.
  • Twin sharing accommodations in lodges. (All during the trek)
  • Ground transport by express bus to Beshisahar and Tourist bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • Private transport to Pokhara Hotel from Tatopani after completion your trek.
  • Required local staffs and porters for your assistance during the trek.
  • All required fee in national parks and conservation areas.
  • Food, accommodation, equipment, salary, insurance, medicine for all trekking staffs.
  • Required Down Jacket and Sleeping Bag. (To be returned after the trek)
  • All Official Expenses.
  • Farewell Dinner.
  • All Government taxes of Nepal.

What's not included

  • All Lunches and Dinners whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara as well as other major cities.
  • All International Airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Domestic air tickets.
  • Travel insurance required for emergency rescue and evacuation.
  • Nepal Entry Visa, which can be obtain easily upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu.
  • All sightseeing or monument entrance fees in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (well, tipping is expected)
  • All alcoholic and other drinks . (hot and cold)
  • Any other expenses, which is not mention on Price Included section.
  • Any loss arising due to unforeseen circumstances is beyond Adventure Himalaya Circuit.

Good to Know

When you are going on this adventure, make sure you are packing these essentials in your luggage.

The basic essential for the trekking adventure

  • Duffel bag, rucksack or backpack for the trek
  • Daypack (25-30 liters)
  • Sleeping bag (-20 above)
  • Sweat absorbing T-shirts or Shirts
  • Thermal layers and inner layers
  • Warm woolen sweater, fleece or jacket
  • A waterproof and windproof jacket or pullover with hood
  • Casual clothing to wear when you are at tea house
  • Stretchable and breathable trekking Pants
  • Long Trekking pants (Convertible to shorts)
  • Cotton Pants
  • Down Jacket (-20 above)
  • Warm mittens and/or gloves
  • Liner gloves
  • Instant hand warmers (optional)
  • Lightweight Shoes (Running/tennis shoes for camp, around town, etc)
  • Waterproof and broken-in trekking Boot
  • Gaiter (seasonal)
  • Sandal (optional)
  • Socks (liner socks, synthetic and heavyweight woolen socks)
  • Bandana or head scarf
  • Warm woolen or synthetic hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Neck warmer and Ear Muffs (optional)
  • Quick drying towel, toothpaste, brush (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap or hand-wash
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Nail clippers
  • Wet wipes and sanitizers
  • Tissue/toilet roll
  • Sunscreen (SPF 40 recommended)
  • Lip balm (SPF 20 recommended)
  • Water purification tablets or Polar-pure crystals
  • Luggage locks
  • Plastic garbage bags, refillable water bottles
  • Trekking Poles
  • Book, dairy, pen, pencil, etc.
  • Snacks
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Hydration bladder with drinking tube and tube insulator

Apart from these essentials, you can pack things as per your need. However, while trekking in the high mountains, keeping your essentials to the bare minimum is highly recommended. 

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Published on : April 22, 2021

Our group first meet Basu at Thamel. We had plan to do the Annapurna Circuit trek and Basu was very helpful in providing us with all the information needed to complete circuit. The price for the 14 days was cheaper than we had expected. We were given a well spoken english and caring guide, his name was Pradip. Overall the trek was well planned and our group was extremely happy with the experience. Definitely will be making more appearances to Nepal and will be going back to Adventure Himalaya Circuit Treks and Tours for more trekking adventure.   

Louise David,

Published on : April 05, 2021

I've been trekking the Annapurna Circuit trek 14 days with my best friend. We received a very warm welcome from the Manager (Prakash) prepared us an itinerary for the day after. We are glad to have chosen Adventure Himalaya Circuit which gave us a safe and memorable trekking experience in the Annapurna region as well as helpful and loyal guide. We will visit again in Nepal and we will definitely use again your great services. And i would recommend this company for trekking in Nepal. 

Victor Uriel, Mexico

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