Trip Facts

  • Duration:22 Days
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Max Altitude:App. 5,416m
  • Min group sizeAny
  • Best TimeMarch to May and September to November
  • Holiday typeTrekking

About Annapurna Circuit Trek

Get ready to explore the wonders of the beautiful Annapurna region on our Annapurna Circuit Trek 22 Days. Trek through fine mountain villages, dense forests, pastures, and a gorge. Explore ancient monasteries, high caves, arid cliffs, and cross challenging Thorong La Pass. Annapurna Circuit Trek is all about adventure, experience, and breathtaking views.

Not to mention, Annapurna Circuit Trekking is one of the most famous treks in the Himalayas. The trek circuit around the Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m), the tenth highest mountain in the world, offers dramatic views of snow-clustered western Himalayan mountains like Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Pisang Peak (6,091 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), Tilicho Peak (7,134 m), and numerous others.

Spend the night in picturesque villages like Chame (2,650 m), Pisang (3,250 m), Manang (3,519 m), and Ledar (4,200 m) before crossing the high pass of Nepal, Thorong La (5,416 m). The Annapurna Circuit Trek itinerary then descends to the holy Muktinath Temple (3,750 m) and explores the Lower Mustang. Muktinath is a significant pilgrimage site in Nepal. Further, trekking along the deepest gorge in the world, Kali Gandaki Gorge, and lovely alleyways, you will reach Jomsom (2,743 m). 

To make the Annapurna Circuit Trek more interesting, we will drop down to Tatopani, where you can enjoy a natural hot spring. Trekking through the lush forests of rhododendron, you will reach the famous Ghorepani village (2,874 m). Before moving towards Ghandruk village (2,012 m), you will hike to Poon Hill (3,210 m) to witness gorgeous sunrise and mountain views. The last point of the Annapurna Circuit Trek 23 Days is Nayapul, from where you will drive to Pokhara. 

The overall Annapurna Circuit Trek distance ranges between 160 to 230 km depending upon your Annapurna Circuit Trek itinerary. Escape in nature and unwind your soul on Annapurna Circuit. Relish stunning landscapes and observe rich Tibetan Buddhism culture. Join this once-in-a-lifetime trek with us. 

We have opened our booking for Annapurna Circuit Trek 2022-2023. Get in touch with us anytime to book the trek. You can also tailor-made Annapurna Circuit Trek package as per your needs. 

Check out our adventurous treks in the Annapurna region- Jomsom Muktinath Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Mardi Himal Trek,Tilicho Lake Trek, etc.

Why go on Annapurna Circuit Trek with Adventure White Mountain?

Our attention to the needs of the trekkers and top-notch service sets us apart from the crowd of trekking companies in Nepal. We are awarded prestigious titles from renowned names like TripAdvisor and others for our service and authenticity.

With us, you will be trekking with professional trek guides who are very reliable and friendly. We will book the best possible accommodation while trekking. Likewise, our active participation in the upliftment of the mountain community and organizing eco-friendly ventures will allow you to trek freely without any guilt. 

 

Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy views lush green hills, mountains, rivers, and terraced fields while driving from Kathmandu to Besishahar
  • The trail ascend and descend through verdant forests, crossing thrilling suspension bridges
  • Pass beautiful villages like Chame, Pisang, and Ledar to reach Manang
  • Visit ancient monasteries and caves
  • Walk on pastures and meadows
  • Cross Thorong La Pass and unlock a new level of achievement in your life
  • Get blessings in Muktinath Temple and walk on the Kali Gandaki gorge (the deepest gorge in the world)
  • Pass by lovely apple orchards and narrow alleyways to Jomsom
  • Enjoy natural hot springs in Tatopani
  • Witness gorgeous sunrise from Poon Hill
  • Get to see breathtaking landscapes and mountain views throughout the trek

Itinerary

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We would like to inform our valued clients that the time duration is depending on the trekker and their physical fitness.
B L D mean Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner 

A representative of Adventure White Mountain Will receive you at the international airport of Nepal, Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to the hotel. Today you can enjoy Thamel as it is one of the cream touring sites of Kathmandu. Tourists believe that Nepal visit is incomplete without visiting Thamel. You will spend the night in a hotel.

  • Accommodation Star Hotel
  • Altitude1345 Meter

The real fun begins from today as you get a chance to witness at least four UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu. You visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambhunath Stupa and Bouddhanath Stupa. Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, is regarded as Historic City and Kathmandu Durbar Square is a lively example that speaks about the history of this nation. The site covers five acres of land. Hanuman Dhoka, Swoyambhunath, Pashupatinatha and Bouddhanath are the main place of our visit today. We will spend the night in a hotel.

  • Accommodation Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Time6 Hours
  • Altitude1345 Meter

Besisahar is the six-hour drive from Kathmandu. We reach there either by private vehicle or tourist bus. The ride is beautiful as you get chance to see countryside Nepal from the very start of the drive. We follow the course along Trishuli River. The bridges, lush green vegetation, and hills fascinate tourists. We will spend the night in a hotel at Besisahar.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time6 Hours
  • Altitude760 Meter

 Our trail begins from today. We follow the course along Marshyangdi River. The surrounding is truly pleasing. Around five to six hours of the walk will bring us at Bahaundada. Brahmin-Hill is an English translation of Bahaundada. We put off here at night. 

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time6 Hours
  • Altitude1310 Meter

Early in the morning after breakfast, we proceed towards Chamje. On the way, we cross few suspension bridges and villages. With the increasing elevation, we observe different culture and tradition. We will stay overnight in Chamje.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time5 Hours
  • Altitude1430 Meter

 Enter into Manang district we move ahead towards Bagarchhap. The place inhabits Bhotia people. They are regarded as main inhabitants of this place. Agriculture is the main profession of these people. Bagarchhap means Butcher’s place in English. The roof of houses here is built in flat shape indicating that there is less rainfall. We will stay overnight in Bagarchhap. 

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time6 Hours
  • Altitude1910 Meter

We will be walking in rocky trail today. Crossing forests and river we arrive at Tyanja. The view of Annapurna ll from Chame is mesmerizing for every trekkers. It (Chame) is head-quarter of Manang district.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time5 Hours
  • Altitude2670 Meter

As previous days we will take breakfast and start walking towards Pisang. It is a beautiful trail today. Passing through the narrow valley and penetrating thick jungle we move ahead. We get sight of Paungda-dada rock which signifies that we are close to Pisang. Overnight in Pisang.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time5 Hours
  • Altitude3200 Meter

We will follow the dry course which is at the upper part of Manang. The district falls under rain shaded area and due to less rainfall,l the site seems like the desert. The huge mountains here block monsoon rains. People of Manang are normally engaged in trading. It is their old occupation. We arrive at Mungji. Passing picturesque sites we arrive at Bryanga. Finally, wearrive at Manang where we will stay overnight.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time5 Hours
  • Altitude3540 Meter

To adjust body temperature with the increasing altitude we take rest for a day and it is known as acclimatization. To avoid altitude sickness it is essential. Despite being rest day we will keep on roaming nearby villages. Here we get chance to view thousand years old caves, monasteries, lakes and many more things. The lifestyle of Manages people are different from others and this is something new for the trekkers.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time5 Hours
  • Altitude3540 Meter

Leaving Manang behind we proceed towards Thorang La. It is an ascend trail to arrive at Tenki. Walking along Jhrsang Khola we reach Ledar. This are is popular for snow leaopard and musk deer. We sepnd night in Ledar.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time5 Hours
  • Altitude4200 Meter

In the beginning, we descend and after a couple of hours, we start climbing to arrive Phedi. There are few houses which are recently built in High Camp. We arrive at High Camp pretty soon from Ledar. It is a kind of climatic walk. We put off at High Camp.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time5 Hours
  • Altitude4925 Meter

It is a steep climb today. Walking slowly we reach at an elevation of 5416. It takes around 4-5 hours to arrive at the elevation. From here we start moving towards Muktinath. It is a descending trail of around 4-5 hours. Muktinath is at an altitude of 3750m. We will put off at Ranipaua. Muktinath is the 10-minute walk in distance from here. Muktinath is the popular shrine. More than 100,000 pilgrims having faith on both religions—Hindu and Buddhist—visit here. It is a common shrine of Hindu and Buddhist. The temple enshrines Lord Vishnu. In the campus premises of Muktinath, there is a temple of Jwala Mai which means Goddess of Flame and it is worshipped as Female Energy. The word Mukti means salvation and Nath refers to Lord. It is believed that the glimpse of the temple will liberate pilgrims from the chain of birth and death.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time7-8 Hours
  • Altitude3800 Meter

After breakfast,t we start walking towards Jomsom. The course is truly splendid for trekkers. The climate is so pleasing that you wish to walk here for a long time. The sight and scenic beauty will capture your heart. We will spend the night in Jomsom.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time5 Hours
  • Altitude2713 Meter

After breakfast,t we proceed towards Marpha. It is our first destination for today. Marpha is popular for sweet apples and people here do apple farming in bulk. We walk along Kaligandaki River to reach Tuckuche. The place inhabits Thakali people. The further walk of a couple of hours will lead us to Kalopani. Here we spend the night.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time5 Hours
  • Altitude2730 Meter

Today we will be walking along the river bank. You witness a few waterfalls which is a really soothing experience. We cross a few bridges before arriving at Tatopani. The word Tatopani means Hot Springs. It is a natural hot spring where you can take a dip. We will stay overnight in Tatopani.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time5 Hours
  • Altitude1189 Meter

After breakfast,t we move towards Ghorepani. It is a simple climbing throughout the day. The walk is truly pleasing as you will be walking through rhododendron forests. We will spend the night in Ghorepani.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time6 Hours
  • Altitude2875 Meter

Now the important day has finally arrived. Today is a day to experience a rare beauty of nature. We get up early in the morning and head towards Poon Hill. Poon hill is a popular hill station. It is even a perfect destination to seize the unbarred beauty of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. The rays of sun beautifully strike on the surface of these mountains will leave everyone stunned. After spending some time here we get back to Ghorepani for breakfast. Ghorepani Poon Hill is one of the best trekking destinations in terms of Nepal. Hundreds and thousands of people come to visit every year. Tadapani is our final destination for today and we will walk towards there after breakfast. We cross the forest and few lose settlements to arrive Tadapani where we will spend night.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time5 Hours
  • Altitude2600 Meter

Ghandruk inhabits Gurung people and is popular for Gurung culture. They are regarded as brave people who are mostly engaged in defense service. There is a Gurung Museum here and it portrays many information about this community. Passing through oak and rhododendron forest we arrive at Ghandruk where we will put off at night. You get the view of Lamjung Himal and Manaslu from here.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time4 Hours
  • Altitude1970 Meter

After breakfast,t we will be walking towards Nayapul. From Nayapul we hire the jeep to arrive Pokhara. In Pokhara, we will get some time to enjoy the evening walk to Lakeside. Boating is another option. We will stay overnight in a hotel.

  • Accommodation Star Hotel
  • MealsB L
  • Time6 Hours
  • Altitude820 Meter

After breakfast,t we catch the tourist bus to arrive Kathmandu. It is around six hours drive. Here you will get some time to walk around Thamel. Adventure White Mountain will offer farewell dinner tonight. You will put off in a hotel.

  • Accommodation Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Time6 Hours Drive

Here ends your Jomsom Trekking today. A representative of Adventure White Mountain will drop you to Airport three hours before the scheduled flight to your onward destination. See you again!!

  • MealsBreakfast

What's included

Included

  • Costs related to all airport and hotel transfers. Domestic flights and airport departure taxes.
  • 3 nights in a hotel in Kathmandu, one in Pokhara with breakfast
  • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide 
  • Conveyance: Pokhara to Kathmandu in Tourist Bus and all other transport such as Kathmandu to Khudi via Besishahar and all pickups and drops in private car
  • 17 nights in local lodges/tea houses during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek
  • Experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide) and Sherpa porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (on hire ) and trekking map.
  • All permits and necessary paper work (National park permit, TIMS )
  • First aid kit.
  • All taxes, be it local or government.

Excluded

  • Visa fee for Nepal (bring accurate USD cash and 2 passport size photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • All conservation areas and cultural heritage sites entrance fees
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from trekking than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • International or domestic flights
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters

FAQs

It takes around 15 to 20 days to do the Annapurna Circuit trek. We offer Annapurna Circuit trek 14 days and Annapurna Circuit trek 22days also. You can check out our itinerary for information about the route. Likewise, you can also tailor-made the Annapurna Circuit trek itinerary with us.

Annapurna Circuit trek is considered one of the most difficult treks in the Himalayas because of the terrain, altitude, and challenging Thorong La Pass. The route is quite steep and rugged, so this trek is only recommended to experienced trekkers who can walk long hours.
 

Annapurna Circuit trek cost depends on your itinerary. Generally, it will cost between USD 1100 to USD 1600. The cost may get higher or lower depending upon the trekking company, their service, and itinerary. Get in touch with us to know more in detail about the Annapurna Circuit trek price.
 

Yes, the Annapurna Circuit trek is still worth it. The views are mind-blowing, the trekking experience is out of the world, and the hospitality along the trail is heart-warming. 
 

Yes, you can do Annapurna Circuit trekking on your own. You have to obtain an ACAP permit and TIMS Card permit from the Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu or Pokhara. If you are trekking alone, then be careful and attentive all the time while walking.

Yes, we highly advise you to get a nice quality sleeping bag to keep yourself warm during the Annapurna Circuit trek. The climate gets cold at night and morning, and the blanket provided in the teahouse will not be enough. 
 

Annapurna Circuit is full of adventure and cultural aspects. The trail ascends through lush forests, where you will come across a range of flora and fauna. Likewise, you will pass by beautiful villages, cross thrilling suspension bridges, walk on narrow alleyways, gorge, and cross a high pass.

There will be meadows, pastures, and terraced fields. You will spend the night with locals, get to see their lifestyle, and observe the rich cultural heritage of the region.
 

Yes, you can camp during the Annapurna Circuit Trek. All the camping equipment and other essentials you have to carry by yourself during the trek.

Yes, the Annapurna Circuit Trek explores the western part of the Himalayas of Nepal. 

The teahouses during the Annapurna Circuit Trekking are quite basic. Do not expect anything fancy or big. You will get a comfortable bed with a pillow and blanket to spend the night.

There are various dishes available to dig in. You can choose as per your likings, but we highly recommend you to add dal bhat in one of the meals to get enough nutrients.
 

Useful Information

Best time of the year to go on Annapurna Circuit Trek

The best time to do Annapurna Circuit Trek is from March to April and October to November. These months are part of the spring and autumn seasons in Nepal. The weather can make or break your Annapurna Circuit Trekking experience, therefore it is crucial to trek in the best time to enjoy the journey to its fullest.
The steady weather, moderate climate (5°C to 18°C), and clear views in spring and autumn make the Annapurna Circuit Trek 23 days fabulous. The trail thrives with the trekkers from all around the world and blooming rhododendrons in spring. And in autumn, the fallen colorful leaves and the festive air makes the journey heartwarming.

Annapurna Circuit Trek difficulty

The fact that previous trekking experience is needed to go on Annapurna Circuit Trek shows the difficulty level of the trek itself. Annapurna Circuit Trek is a challenging trek. The terrain is demanding and involves steep, rugged, and rocky ascents & descents. Likewise, you will walk on the glacial path to cross the Thorong La Pass, the highest pass in Nepal. 
Other than the terrain, the high altitude and the remoteness of the trail also make the venture strenuous. You have to be careful of altitude sickness and try your best to not get any symptoms. Proper acclimatization while trekking is significant to keep moving. 

The below information will give you deeper insight into the symptoms and prevention of altitude sickness: 

Symptoms of altitude sickness

  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath with exertion

Preventive measures

  • Add ample rest days to your itinerary
  • Keep yourself hydrated, drink plenty of water and other fluids
  • Avoid alcohol or any alcoholic drinks
  • Maintain your ascent to a maximum of 500 meters in a day
  • Inform your guide if you feel any uneasiness and follow his guidance
  • Drop to lower altitude and rest until your symptoms go away

Mode of transportation during the trek

Our Annapurna Circuit Trek 23 days begins at Besisahar and ends at Nayapul. You will drive in a private vehicle from Kathmandu to Besisahar. The drive will be around 6 to 7 hours long. Likewise, from Nayapul, you will drive to Pokhara, which takes around an hour. From Pokhara, another long drive in a tourist bus will take you back to Kathmandu. 
Apart from that, during the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, you will use a private vehicle. The Annapurna Circuit Trek package also includes pickup and drop service from/to the international airport, as per our Annapurna Circuit Trek itinerary. 

Electricity and Charging Facilities 

Annapurna Circuit Trek route ascends through remote villages, where people depend both on solar and hydropower. There are charging booths in every lodge or teahouse you will spend the night in, however, you may have to pay a few extra bucks to charge your electronic devices. Always carry spare batteries or a solar charger with you. 

Sim Card and WiFi

If you want, we will help you to get a Nepali SIM card with data. The internet connection along the trekking route is not reliable, especially at the higher elevation. Similarly, you will find WiFi service in the lodges along the route, but you may have to pay a few bucks to use it. Don't get your hopes high because the WiFi network will not be fast and stable all the time either.

Luggage

During the Annapurna Circuit Trekking, trekkers carry all the heavy clothing and essentials in the duffel bag. Each trekker has a weight limit of 10 kgs. The duffel bags are carried by the porters. We give one porter to two trekkers.
You will be carrying a day pack during the trek. Pack important and valuable things in your day pack like a camera, charger, money, documents, snacks, etc. If you are left with an extra suitcase or clothing, then you can store it in the hotel's locker room for free of charge while you are on trek.

Child policy

Annapurna Circuit Trek is not for a child because it crosses challenging Thorong La Pass. Likewise, there are many steep, rugged sections, and high altitude is also a thing to be careful of during the trek. 
To be honest, it really depends upon the child's stamina and fitness. If he or she is actively involved in hiking and trekking, then we may consider trekking with them too. There are a few conditions (like trekking with a verified guardian) a kid has to accept to trek with us.
For more information regarding Annapurna Circuit Trek for kids, get in touch with us anytime.

Tipping to crew members

Trekkers usually tip as a token of appreciation to the trek and tour guide at the end of the trip. Tips are not included in our Annapurna Circuit Trek cost. You are free to choose to tip or not, but it's the best way to say thank you to the crew's hard work.
If you are confused, then follow this guide. Tip USD 5 to the drive, USD 10 to the tour guide, and USD 200 to the trek guide (shared with porters) by each member of the group.

Personal expenses 

Personal expenses like shopping, extra snacks and beverages, services like a spa or hot shower, WiFi, charging, and others are not included in our Annapurna Circuit Trek package cost. Similarly, travel insurance, international flights, tips are also not included in the package cost. You can check our cost includes and excludes section on site for more information. 
Also, if you stay extra nights in Kathmandu, Pokhara, or any other place out of our offered Annapurna Circuit Trek itinerary, then all the additional charges must be covered by the travelers themselves. Adventure White Mountain will not be responsible for it.

Insurance, Rescue, Evacuation

Annapurna Circuit Trek 23 days is a remote, challenging venture at a high elevation. So, it's wise to get well-covered travel insurance that involves air evacuation up to 6,000 meters and medical bills. Because you will be traveling at a high altitude far away from a city or a town, the only option for us to give you emergency medical assistance during accidents is through travel insurance. 

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