Annapurna Circuit Trek

Full Board Package Cost, Itinerary of Annapurna Circuit Trek: for 2024 | 2025

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group Size: Minimum 2
  • Trip Type: Tea House Trek
  • Season: March - May & Sept - Dece
  • 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

The trek to the Annapurna Circuit trial is a mesmerizing journey through the breathtaking landscapes of the Annapurna region in Nepal. Nepal Spirit Adventure is thrilled to present this incredible fifteen-day trek from Kathmandu to Kathmandu inclusive of your Nepal arrival and final departure day which experience 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 15-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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Arrival in Kathmandu, welcome to Nepal! As soon as you come out of the Kathmandu airport, you will find our representative waiting for you in the waiting area right outside the arrival lounge. You will be warmly greeted and welcomed by the representative and led to the vehicle. Our vehicle will take you to the trip hotel, most of the time in Thamel, which is a 20-30-minute drive, depending upon traffic, from the airport. After you check into the hotel, you can take relaxing time on your own as there are no activities scheduled for today, except our trip briefing meeting. We will let you know about the briefing timing upon your arrival.
Standard service included: Airport pickup by private transfer, a hotel in Kathmandu

  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,315m | 4,314ft

Today is a complete rest day in Kathmandu as you may arrive in Kathmandu late at night and would be the best idea to take an acclimatization day in Kathmandu before heading to high altitude area. An option is to book the full-day city tour of Kathmandu Valley including Swyambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bouddhanath Stupa, and Pashupatinath temple, this tour you can book after you arrive in Kathmandu. In the afternoon introduce with trek guide and organize the required equipment overnight in the hotel.
Standard service included: Hotel and Breakfast

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,315m | 4,314ft

Starting this wonderful adventure with an interesting overland drive towards Nepal mid-west, leading to Beshishar town (headquarters 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.
Standard service included: Bus, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Teahouse

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Location: Syange
  • Altitude: 1,140m | 3,740ft

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-hour 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.
Standard service included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea House

  • Meals: B L D
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Location: Dharapani
  • Altitude: 1,943m | 6,374ft

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.
Standard service included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea House

  • Meals: B L D
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Location: Chame
  • Altitude: 2,720m | 8,923ft

From Pisang onwards walk leads close to the mountains through alpine forests of rhododendrons 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.
Standard service included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea House

  • Meals: B L D
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Location: Pisang
  • Altitude: 3,190m | 10,465ft

Morning views of mountains, from here onward altitude gains as the walk leads 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 fade 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.
Standard service included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea House

  • Meals: B L D
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Location: Mananag
  • Altitude: 3,540m | 11,614ft

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.
Standard service included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea House

  • Meals: B L D
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Location: Manang
  • Altitude: 4,450m | 14,450ft.

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.
Standard service included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea House

  • Meals: B L D
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Location: Yak Kharka
  • Altitude: 4,210m | 13,812ft

The morning walk leads to more higher 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.
Standard service included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea House

  • Meals: B L D
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Location: High Camp
  • Altitude: 4,450m | 14,450ft

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 means ‘the place for Nirvana or Liberation.
Standard service included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea House 

  • Meals: B L D
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Location: Muktinath
  • Altitude: 3800 | 12467ft

Today you have time to explore Muktinath and then drive to Jomsom by local bus-sharing transportation (if you want to make this trail by trek it takes 6-7 hours) overnight in Jomsom.
Standard service included: Bus, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea House

  • Meals: B L D
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Location: Jomsom
  • Altitude: 2725m | 8940ft

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 in the afternoon we can explore the beautiful city of Pokhara.
Standard service included: Breakfast, Flight, and Hotel

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Location: Pokhara
  • Altitude: 820m | 2690ft

After breakfast transfer to Pokhara's domestic airport for a short (30-minute) flight to Kathmandu, we can see beautiful mountain views during the flight hours pickup from the Kathmandu airport then transfer to your hotel.
Standard Service Included: Breakfast, flight, airport pick-up drop and hotel

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Location: Kathamndu
  • Altitude: 1315m | 4314ft

After a wonderful time of Annapurna Circuit Trekking with the grand service of Nepal Spirit Adventure, as per the flight time transfer to the international air terminal for your departure homeward bound or to the next respective countries.
Standard Service Included: Breakfast & airport drop

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    Cost Details

    • Privae vehicle for arrival and departure (airport-hotel-airport)
    • Three-night hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast (twin shared room)
    • From Kathmandu to Syange (trek start place) by bus
    • Accommodation: Tea house-lodge (twin sharing room) alon the trek
    • Full board  hygienic meals during the trek daily 3 times: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    • Daily 3 cups of tea or coffee (black) during breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    • Annapurna circuit trek route permit (Annapurna conservation)
    • Services of trekking guides and porters price include staff porters- daily wages, medical insurance- transportation allowance-meals and accommodation on trekking (1 porter: 2 guests)
    • Domestic airfare from Jomsom to Pokhara to Kathmandu as per the trip itinerary
    • One-night hotel in Pokhara with breakfast (twin shared room)
    • 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
    • International flight
    • Personal trek equipment
    • Alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks during the trek (beer, whisky, mineral water, Coca-Cola, sprite, extra tea coffee, chocolate, biscuit telephone, internet, and hot shower
    • Lunch and dinner while you stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Tipping

    Dates & Prices

    Departure note

    All our published dates are guaranteed departures. If the dates don’t match your travel plans, we are pleased 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  
    23 Jun, 2024 - 07 Jul, 2024AvailableUS$1250Confirm
    27 Jun, 2024 - 11 Jul, 2024AvailableUS$1250Confirm

    Useful Information

    Arrival and Departure Transportation

    The private vehicle for all arrival and departure: International and domestic transportation is included in the trek package of Annapurna Circuit.

    Accommodation for Kathmandu and Pokhara both Cities

    As per the 15-day itineraries of the Annapurna circuit trek, we provide a 3-star tourist standard hotel for Kathmandu and Pokhara city on a breakfast basis. The room is twin shared by the same gender, if you want to stay in a single room for the whole trip, you are required to pay the single supplementary cost deal with your travel agent Nepal Spirit Adventure.

    Meet Accommodation for Annapurna Circuit Trek

    Accommodation for the Annapurna Circuit Trek, we provide a twin shared teahouse (lodge) along the trek, every day our trek crew will provide you clean room where can sleep very well after a 5-6 hours altitude walk in the Himalayas.

    Meals for Annapurna Circuit Trail

    As per your Annapurna circuit trekking booking with us, the trek meals are included in the tour package: we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisines such as Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian. Breakfast and dinner will be provided from the teahouse or from a lodge menu where we spend the night whereas lunch will be provided on the way to the next destination. All meals including breakfast, lunch, and dinner, will be provided during the trekking period while breakfast will be available in Kathmandu and Pokhara meaning staying night in the city.

    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 also depends on where we are from the sea level. So, you need to prepare and pack the extra cost for all the table drinks.

    Experience Required:

    The Classic Annapurna Circuit Trek is a moderate trek suitable for passionate walkers who can 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.

    Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks before 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. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases need 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.

    Nepal Spirit Adventure's Experienced Trek Crews for Circuit Annapurna:

    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 coordinate 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 the 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 trek enjoyable we provide one guide to support and carry your bags among two people with one Sherpa helper in certain conditions.

    Is Acclimatization Day Required for Annapurna Circuit Trek?

    Entire Nepal Spirit Adventure’s treks are planned with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), also known as altitude sickness. Going up at a higher altitude too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to kill. We understand that for a safe trek, it is essential to allow sufficient time for acclimatization. Sensible planning is therefore required to minimize the risk of AMS. The trek itineraries are designed to prevent AMS as much as possible. But, it is important to remember that some visitors are more vulnerable than others. Your guides and porters will do their every bit to assist you during the entire trek.

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

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