Annapurna Circuit Trek - 11 Days

11 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek Package Cost & Itinerary for 2023 | 2024

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group Size: Minimum 2
  • Trip Type: Teahouse Trek
  • Season: March - May & Sept - Decem
  • Food: As Per Itinerary
  • Transport: Bus & Air
  • Max Elevation: 5,416m | 17,769ft

Highlights

  • Spectacular views of snow-capped peaks including Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu
  • Crossing the famous Thorong La Pass at an altitude of 5,416 meters
  • Exploring charming traditional villages and experiencing the local way of life
  • Immersion in the rich cultural heritage of the Annapurna region
  • Trekking through diverse landscapes from lush green valleys to arid high-altitude terrain
  • Interacting with warm-hearted locals and learning about their customs and traditions
  • Visiting ancient monasteries and sacred sites along the trekking route
  • Enjoying breathtaking sunrise and sunset views over the Himalayas
  • Witnessing the unique flora and fauna of the Annapurna Conservation Area

About Annapurna Circuit Trek - 11 Days

Trek to the Annapurna Circuit Trek, a mesmerizing journey through the breathtaking landscapes of the Annapurna region in Nepal. Nepal Spirit Adventure is thrilled to present this incredible 11-day trekking experience that will take you on a remarkable adventure around the Annapurna massif.

As you embark on this iconic trek, you will be captivated by the ever-changing scenery, from lush green valleys to arid high-altitude landscapes. The Annapurna Circuit Trek offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural encounters, and thrilling trekking challenges.

During this 11-day journey, you will traverse through charming traditional villages, encounter warm-hearted locals, and witness their unique way of life. Along the trail, you will be surrounded by towering snow-capped peaks, including Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu, providing awe-inspiring vistas at every turn.

Nepal Spirit Adventure is committed to providing a safe and memorable trekking experience. Our experienced guides will accompany you throughout the journey, offering valuable insights into the local culture, traditions, and natural wonders.

How We Can Start Adventure Annapurna Circuit Trek - Route Overview

The Adventure Annapurna Circuit Trek begins with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar, the starting point of the trek. From Besisahar, the trail follows the Marshyangdi River, passing through diverse landscapes and charming villages.

The trek gradually ascends through terraced fields, rhododendron forests, and rocky terrain, offering stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Along the way, you'll encounter traditional Gurung and Thakali communities, immersing yourself in their rich culture and hospitality.

As the trek progresses, you'll reach higher altitudes, crossing the famous Thorong La Pass at an elevation of 5,416 meters. This challenging section rewards you with breathtaking panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.

Descending from the pass, the trail takes you through the arid landscapes of Mustang, with its unique Tibetan-influenced culture and ancient monasteries. You'll pass through picturesque villages like Kagbeni and Jomsom both villages famous for apples, Long holiday trekkers can finish the trek via Marpaha, Ghasa, and Tatopani, where you can relax in natural hot springs.

Acclimatization day at Manang

During the Adventure Annapurna Circuit Trek, one of the key highlights is the acclimatization day in Manang. After several days of ascending to higher altitudes, it is essential to take a rest day in Manang for acclimatization purposes.

Manang is a picturesque village located at an altitude of approximately 3,540 meters. The acclimatization day in Manang allows trekkers to adapt to the increasing altitude and thinning air before ascending further.

On this day, trekkers have the opportunity to explore the village and its surroundings. You can take a leisurely hike to nearby viewpoints or visit the Gangapurna Lake and glacier. The stunning views of the Annapurna mountain range and the serene landscapes of Manang Valley are truly captivating.

Thorong La Pass 5,416m | 17,769ft.

Thorong La Pass is one of the major highlights of the Adventure Annapurna Circuit Trek. Situated at an elevation of 5,416 meters, it is the highest point along the trekking route and marks the crossing between the Manang and Mustang districts in Nepal.

Crossing Thorong La Pass is a challenging and exhilarating experience. It requires careful planning, physical endurance, and acclimatization to the high altitude. The pass offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks, including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu.

Reaching the top of Thorong La Pass is a moment of accomplishment and celebration for trekkers. It symbolizes the culmination of their efforts and perseverance throughout the Annapurna Circuit Trek. The panoramic views from the pass, surrounded by towering peaks and vast mountain ranges, create a sense of awe and admiration for the natural beauty of the Himalayas.

Holy Muktinath

Muktinath means Nirvana (Freedom or Liberation) from here a long descent to Kali-Gandaki to reach Jomsom town (headquarters town of Mustang district) where this remarkable adventure Annapurna Circuit Trek concludes with a short scenic flight to picturesque Pokhara city a popular and famous touristic place with its pristine lakes Phewa and Begnas in the backdrop of high Annapurna Himalaya.

Visiting Muktinath is not just a religious endeavor but also a chance to explore the rich cultural heritage of the region. The local Thakali people, with their warm hospitality and unique traditions, add a distinct charm to the pilgrimage experience.

Muktinath is a place of devotion, tranquility, and spiritual awakening. Whether one seeks religious fulfillment or simply wishes to witness the majestic Himalayan beauty, a visit to Muktinath is a memorable and cherished experience.

Itinerary

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Starting this wonderful adventure with an interesting overland drive towards Nepal mid-west, leading to Beshishar town (headquarter of Lamjung district). 

From here transfer to another vehicle and continue to drive on a dirt road passing the villages of Khudi, Bhulbhule, and Ngadi following the Marsyangdi River upstream. The drive continues through rice terraces fields and villages to Syange a small village for an overnight stop in the comfort of a nice lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Location: Syange
  • Altitude: 1,140m | 3,740ft
  • Transportation: By Bus

From Syange our walk begins with a climb leaving Marsyangdi River behind and reaching Jagat village, a farm village with many lodges for trekkers. 

After Jagat walk leads on a winding path to Chamje, and back at Marsyangdi River crossing to the east side into the forested area, with superb views of Annapurna and Manaslu mountain ranges. 

As the walk continues reaching a nice village at Tal Besi, from here another 3 hours walk leads to our overnight stop at Dharapani village. Dharapani is a nice village located at a junction of the Annapurna circuit and the Manaslu trekking trail.

  • Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Location: Dharapani
  • Altitude: 1,943m | 6,374ft
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 Hours

After Dharapani walk leads into the rhododendron and pine forest passing the villages of Bagachap and Danque, then at Timang village with a more Buddhist cultured village including views of Mt. Manaslu 8,163m / 26,781ft. 

From Timing village a few hours' treks lead to Koto and then to Chame town for an overnight stop, Chame is a large major town in the Manang area and a headquarters town of the district.

  • Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Location: Chame
  • Altitude: 2,720m | 8,923ft
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 hours

From Pisang onwards walk leads close to the mountains through alpine forests of rhododendron and pine trees, following the Marshyangdi River upstream with short ups and down hills to Bhratang village. 

From Bhratang village walk follows uphill through alpine woodland to Dhukure Pokhari a small place with few teahouses and lodges overlooking Chulu’s and Pisang peak, with a possible lunch stop, and then descends to lower Pisang village for an overnight stop.

  • Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Location: Pisang
  • Altitude: 3,190m | 10,465ft
  • Walking Hours: 4-5 hours

Morning views of mountains, from here onward altitude gains as the walk lead through a forest with short uphill and views of Annapurna II and III, Gangapurna Chulu’s, and Pisang Peak. 

Walk downhill to reach the flat valley at Hongde village, from here onward tree lines fades for barren, arid landscapes with a cold, dry arctic climate. Before Manang, visit the old Braga monastery with old Buddhist relics, ancient wall paintings, fresco, and stunning views of Annapurna Himalaya, from here an hour's walk reaches Manang village.

  • Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Location: Manang
  • Altitude: 3,540m | 11,614ft
  • Walking Hours: 3-4 Hours

A necessary rest day at Manang for acclimatization before reaching higher areas to Thorang-La pass, in Manang short hike around Manang village, this is a large village situated on the windswept valley by the bank of Marsyangdi River below Annapurna and Gangapurna mountain range, a nice walk uphill for views of Gangapurna Glacier and Manang glacial Lake.

  • Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Location: Manang
  • Altitude: 3,540m | 11,614ft

After a good rest at Manang, walk towards Ghunsang village with a short uphill to reach Yak Kharka, an interesting walk with views of snowcapped mountains, crossing a small stream reaching Yak Kharka for an overnight stop, a small settlement with views of Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Chulu Peaks.

  • Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Location: Yak Kharka
  • Altitude: 4,210m | 13,812ft
  • Walking Hours: 3-4 Hours

The morning walk leads to more high elevation getting closer to the base of Thorang-la after crossing a bridge with a climb along the riverbank of Jarjung, finally walk leads to Thorung Phedi, here depending upon the physical conditions of the clients, if all goes well an hour steep climb to Thorang High Camp for an overnight stop.

  • Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Location: Thorong La High Camp
  • Altitude: 4,450m | 14,450ft.
  • Walking Hours: 2-3 Hours

One of the highlights and Big days of this adventure! After an early breakfast walk leads to a long climb to Thorang-la on a steep winding path to reach Thorung La Pass at 5,416 m/17,700 ft. 

The highest point of the adventure is with views of snow-capped peaks, and then with long descends to reach holy Muktinath around the Lower Mustang area. 

On reaching Muktinath for an overnight stop, this is a holy spot for both Hindus and Buddhists the word Muktinath literally means ‘the place for Nirvana or Liberation.

  • Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Location: Muktinath
  • Altitude: 3,800m
  • Walking Hours: 7-8 Hours

Today you have time to explore Muktinath and then drive to Jomsom by local bus-jeep sharing transportation (if you want to make this trail by trek it takes 6-7 hours) overnight in Jomsom.

  • Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Location: Jomsom
  • Altitude: 2,725m | 8,940ft
  • Transportation: By bus

Early breakfast then transfers to Jomsom airport for a scenic short flight of 25 minutes to Pokhara, during airborne awesome views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiris, and Annapurna range of mountains with rolling hills and villages.

 On reaching Pokhara airport transfer to your respective hotels by Lake Phewa end of trekking of the Annapurna circuit.

  • Transportation: By Air
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Cost Details

  • Trip briefing before heading to trekking of Annapurna circuit
  • From Kathmandu to Syange (trek start place) by bus
  • Accommodation: Teahouse (twin sharing room) alon the trek
  • Full board meals during the trek daily 3 times: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
  • Annapurna conservation entry trek permit 
  • Services of trekking guides and porters price include staff porters- daily wages, medical insurance- transportation allowance-meals and accommodation on trekking (One porter for two trekkers)
  • Domestic airfare from Jomsom to Pokhara as per the trip itinerary
  • Trekking Equipment: 4-season sleeping bag, feather-down jacket, and duffel bag
  • Coordination of services for emergency and rescue operations
  • Basic First Aid and Medical Kits
  • Nepal visa fees and your flight to Kathmandu (international flight)
  • Hotel and food in Kathmandu + Pokhara stay
  • Transportation after trekking from Pokhara to Kathmandu ( as per your requirement bus or flight we can help with advance reservation)
  • Personal Annapurna circuit trek equipment
  • Alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks during the trek (beer, whisky, mineral water, coca cola, sprite, and tea coffee
  • Chocolate, biscuit telephone, internet, and hot shower
  • Tipping

Dates & Prices

Departure note

All our published dates are guaranteed departures. If the dates don’t match your travel plans, we are more than happy to create your desired date. Let us know what kind of trip you are looking for and our travel experts will help plan your tailor-made trips to your dream destination.

 

Departure DateStatusPriceNote  
24 Feb, 2024 - 05 Mar, 2024AvailableUS$870Confirm
28 Feb, 2024 - 09 Mar, 2024AvailableUS$870Confirm

Useful Information

Accommodation

Accommodation for the Annapurna Circuit Trek, we provide a twin shared teahouse along the trek, every day our trek crew will provide you clean room where can sleep very well after a 5-6 hours trek to the Annapurna Circuit. In Kathmandu and Pokhara, there are so many different verities category hotels available as per your need but in your request, we can book the hotel for Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Meals

 During the Annapurna Circuit Trek, three meals a day are included in your package. We ensure that you are provided with clean and hygienic food from the local lodge/tea houses along the trek route. The menu at these tea houses offers a variety of options to cater to your preferences.

Breakfast and dinner will be served at the same tea house or lodge, while lunch will be enjoyed along the trail. A staple meal in Nepal, known as Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), is commonly served in every tea house.

Additionally, you can enjoy a range of dishes such as rice, seasonal vegetables, noodles, potatoes, and soups. Some tea houses also offer Western food options like pizza, pasta, and French fries.

For beverages, you can find soft drinks, snacks, and beer in most of the tea houses, and restaurants. Breakfast typically includes a selection of cereals, bread, and egg dishes to start your day on a fulfilling note. We strive to ensure that you have a satisfying dining experience throughout your Annapurna Circuit Trek.

Safe Dring Water

Along the trek, safe drinking water is very important while we are on high altitude journey. We recommend that one should drink at least 3-4 liters of water a day (this helps from de-hydration and altitude problems AMS).

As long as possible we recommend you buy sealed packed mineral water and can buy it from every local shop and teahouse. Remember! River, spring, and tap water are free, we will not recommend you directly drink it even water looks very clean, and can't drink without adding water purification pills or a filter then will be suitable to drink.

You can buy boiled water from every teahouse, boiled water, and sealed packed water cost $1 - 2$ dollars per letter and its cost different also depends on where we are from the sea level. So, you need to prepare and packed the extra cost for all the table drinks.

Experience Required

The Classic Annapurna Circuit Trek is a moderate trek suitable for passionate walkers who have the ability to walk at least 5-7 hours a day with a light day pack.

Walking at a high altitude is more physically demanding than walking at lower altitudes; however, if we are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have a positive attitude, self-confidence, and strong determination, we can accomplish this trek successfully.

Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior to the trip is a good idea to enhance our strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip.

It is vital for participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases to consult their doctor before taking the trip.

It is also advised that you inform Nepal Spirit Adventure of any conditions before booking the trek to minimize the risks of altitude sickness.

Our Experienced Trekking Crews

Nepal is a mountainous country walk that takes you to a remote region, it is necessary that you are accompanied by an experienced and qualified guide and leaders for a safe journey and to make the trip a success.

We at Nepal Spirit Adventure employ native trekking guides and porters who are trained and qualified for this type of trip and have worked with us for a long time.

Our experienced guide provides much local information and offers you advice on how to use your free time and by coordinating day-to-day events of the tour, although (sometimes) he might need you to understand that if things do not go according to our plan set.

Our trek guides are fully trained and licensed by Nepal Government, and certified by TAAN and Nepal Mountaineering Association.

All our trekking and climbing guides are well qualified and highly experienced with 9- 10 years on this job. We provide training for our staff yearly on medical and climbing, with their efficiency, and cheerful attitude, providing help, information and the needs of the guests of nationalities.

Assuring that all our trips are well managed by the expert team of tourism professionals all our guides have a good knowledge regarding the culture and customs of the routes on trekking and tours, share experiences and cultural insights of the country that’s missed out in travel guide books.

During your trek with us, you will have time to learn Nepali phrases and other cultural aspects during the journey. As we organize varied treks in Nepal Himalaya, on group trekking we provide a trek leader with an assistance leader on each trekking depending upon the size of the group.

This ensures safe travel with us as our guide/assistance guides get any health medical problem, we still have other main guides and leaders to run the trip smoothly as per our standard itinerary.

To make the trip enjoyable and pleasant we provide one guide to support and carry your bags among two people with one Sherpa helper in certain conditions.

Re-Charging Batteries (electronic items)

We can recharge your batteries, and devices with electricity, or solar power sources. In Nepal, 220 240 volts 50 MHZ (50 Cycles per Second) power is supplied. Just need to have a plug adaptor in case of socket fitting, which you can buy in Kathmandu before the trip since the plugs in Nepal might be different. You might have to pay a small amount of fee/hour for using recharging facilities.

Group Size and Departure Date

We organize any route of Nepal trek with a fixed departure basis or private trip, the minimum group size would be 2 the maximum group size is 10 or more on request. We can also organize a private trip for a solo person with a single supplement cost.

Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online market or ask us for your personal suitable flexible dates, we will open group dates on the same date.

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