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Annapurna Circuit Trek difficulty, cost & dates 2022, 2023

The best trekking routes of Nepal, 16 days Annapurna Circuit Trek offers an amazing mountain vistas of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu. Annapurna Circuit is the 10th most beautiful trekking trail in the world. You will hike on an incredible landscapes of mist-shrouded valleys, isolated communities, amazed by the high Himalayas. The large number of trekkers around the world come to Nepal for trekking Annapurna Circuit and  Thorong La pass at 5416m. So, this is a challenging teahouse trek. So, you need to have a good fitness level to enjoy Annapurna round trek. For last minute booking and any queries regarding Annapurna Circuit Trek, please email us at [email protected] and call or message on WhatsApp at +977 9851023742.

Trek Facts

Trek Name:  Annapurna Circuit Trek 

Trek Length: 16 Days

Trek Difficulty: Moderate

Trek Season:  March/June and Sep/December.

Trek Altitude: 850m- 4300m

Trek Cost: USD 880 -USD 1550

Group Size: 1 - 12  pax

Trek Package:  Private/Group Trek

Trek Transfer: Bus/Car

Start/Ends:  Kathmandu/Pokhara 

Annapurna Circuit Trekking 16 Days Package Cost and departure dates.

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16 days Annapurna circuit trek provides an amazing mountain vista of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung, Manaslu, Machhapuchchhre, Tukuche peak along with the deepest Kaligandaki gorge, Muktinath temple and the highest pass Thorong La at 5416m. Besides, the Annapurna circuit trek offers an outstanding beauty of the Himalayas, rich in diverse culture, flora and fauna of Annapurna region.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek around Annapurna is famous for its beautiful valleys and local villages you pass while trekking in Annapurna circuit. We trek through the incredible snow-capped peaks, mist-shrouded valleys, isolated communities and remote monasteries will inspire those with a bold spirit and a yearning for a definitive nature experience. We reach to an altitudes of more than 5000 metres, discovering the ancestral traditions of the local people and immerse yourself completely in the spectacular mountain wilderness of the Annapurna Circuit. This is a challenging trip, but the sense of accomplishment will leave even the most seasoned trekker with some unforgettable memories.

We ascend to the clouds and reach an altitude of 5416 metres as you cross the Thorung La Pass along the Annapurna Circuit, uncover a different side of the Himalayas, trekking past terraced rice fields, oak and rhododendron forests, there’s a diverse array of nature that awaits in the Annapurna region. You can also learn about life in Nepalese mountain communities, get to know locals and meet other trekkers while you stay in teahouses in the small communities along the way. Spend time in the peaceful heaven of Pokhara after your trek has finished. Relax with your small group on the banks of Phewa Lake and take in the mountainous surrounds that you have conquered.

The trek involves an 16 days trek at high altitude up to and above 5000 metres – precautions and acclimatization are undertaken, but be aware of the effects altitude can have. An excellent level of fitness is required on this trip with treks of up to 9 hours a day at high altitude. Due to the nature of outdoor travel, please be aware that this trip will operate on an amended itinerary in high risk weather conditions. Please note that Thorong La Pass is occasionally closed in winter months due to heavy snowfall. Alternative arrangements will be made by your guide if this occurs.

Accommodation on this route is simple teahouses, which also allows you to experience the friendly spirit of the local Nepalese. Please read our packing list for required equipment carefully, and remember that you don’t necessarily have to bring it all with you – you can hire or buy some of it in Kathmandu. Challenge yourself to trek the mighty Annapurna Circuit trek in 16 days.

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu(1300m)
Upon arrival to Kathmandu airport, receive you there and drive to hotel. Meeting with guide and other group member in the evening and stay night at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Kathmandu to Ngadi(1400m, 6 hours)
This morning, drive to Besisahar approximately 5.5 hours to immediately immerse yourself in the spectacular mountain wilderness that encompasses the Annapurna Range. After lunch you’ll begin your trek straight away, heading to Ngadi. Hit the trail that takes you through Besisahar bazaar leading downstream, followed by a climb up the rocky steps. There are several ups and downs as the trail makes its way through sub-tropical forests and rice paddies of Sera. Further along, traverse a suspension bridge across Khudi Khola and arrive at Bhulbule. Resume on the trail that passes the Marshyangdi River on a long suspension bridge as Bhulbule is left behind. Once the Ngadi River is crossed, the trail gently leads upwards through scrub forests and across landslides for a short distance, which then leads to few teashops and cold-drink stalls located opposite the rice paddies of Lampata, eventually leading to Bahundanda hill of the Brahmins – a charming village in the saddle of a long ridge.
Day 3: Trek to Chamje(1430m, 5 hours)
Keep an eye out for dazzling cascades en route as the trail makes its way through a deep wooded canyon with a few stretches of steep climbing. Wander through rice paddies, follow winding trails through sub-tropical forest, cross suspension bridges swaying over raging rivers, pass waterfalls of melted snow and climb steep mountain passes. Over the next ten days you’ll come across isolated mountain communities, each with different ancestral customs and traditions. Be prepared to be inspired, mesmerised, challenged and delighted.
Day 4: Trek to Dharapani(2100m, 7 hours)
Today’s trek continues through the deep wooded canyon embellished by stunning waterfalls. You’ll be venturing into the Manang district of the mountain range, with much of the trail ascending throughout the day.
Day 5: Trek to Chame(2710m, 6 hours)
Marking the end of the great Marsyangdi Gorge, make a steep climb to Timang, then the trail settles into gentler slopes as the vegetation transforms from dense pine forests to drier slopes. The district headquarters of Manang, Chame, is the largest settlement after Besisahar.
Day 6: Trek to Pisang(3300m, 5 hours)
A slew of breathtaking scenery is on the cards today as the trail goes through a deep gorge, then past the great sweeping slope of Paungi Danda. Today is mostly an easy walk with few ascending stretches of trail dotted throughout the day.
Day 7: Trek to Manang (3540m, 6 hours)
Trek the northern trail via upper Pisang and Ghyaru – an area renowned for its spectacular views. It is now drier and you are sure to come across local farmers herding yaks. Here’s a hot tip – Tibetan yaks take a special interest in people wearing red, so choose your gear carefully today!
Day 8: Rest at Manang (3540m)
Spend a day here to acclimatise by doing some high climbing, then return to the lower altitude of Manang for the night. Manang, a village of about 500 flat-roofed houses, offers excellent views of Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Gangapurna and Chulu East.
Day 9: Trek to Yak Kharka(4018m, 7km, 5 hours)
Covering approximately 7 kilometres, today will be a steadily uphill climb into the alpine region of the mountain range. You’ll arrive at Yak Kharka, ready for an easier day of trekking tomorrow to acclimatise to the high altitude.
Day 10: Trek to Phedi(4450m, 5 hours)
Due to the altitude, feel free to take the next section of the climb at a leisurely pace, meaning you’ll have time to admire the magnificent views from this part of the route. Once at Phedi, there will be plenty of time to rest and acclimatise to the higher elevations ready for the next part of the climb where you will encounter the Thorung La Pass – the highest point on this Annapurna Explorer.
Day 11: Trek to Muktinath (3800m, 8-9  hours)
Setting off very early to cross the Thorung La Pass (5416 m), the trail is steep but easy to follow. After between 4 to 6 hours climbing, reach the Pass's peak, adorned with prayer flags, a traditional stupa (chorten) and stone cairns built by travellers. Stop to admire the stunning views and marvel at how far you've climbed. Further along, the trail descends steeply proceeding towards Chabarbu. From here on, the trail crosses meadows, drops into a deep ravine, climbs out and follows a wide trail into Muktinath – a pilgrimage site held in great reverence by both Hindu and Buddhist populations.
Day 12: Trek to Jomsom (2800m)
Veer off the main trekking trail to make a side trip to an ancient village of Purang. Further up from the village, continue to take the less frequented route going past another village with a medieval feel to it – Jhong. From Jhong, descend to the Jhing Khola (river), following the course which you emerge on to Kagbeni. From Kagbeni we will hop on a public bus back to Jomsom.
Day 13: Jomsom to Pokhara(950m)
Take an early morning flight to Pokhara approximately 20 minutes and also possible to drive by bus to Pokhara for 7 hours.Your simple hotel in Pokhara is set 100 m back from Phewa Lake and with a back-drop of Machhapuchhare rising beyond. It has twin-bedded rooms with attached bath and hot shower facilities.
Day 14: In Pokhara
Free day in Pokhara on you own. Also possible to do tour in Pokhara visiting important tourism places of Pokahra like mountain museum, david falls, seti gorge, hiking to world peace stupa, helicopter tour to Annapurna base camp, zipline, paragliding and bungee jumping with paying adtional cost.
Day 15: Pokhara to Kathmandu(1300m)
Breakfast and get tourist bus drive to Kathmandu for 6 hours and it is also possible to take flight back to home.
Day 16: Kathmandu Airport
Breakfast, and free day until the airport time for last minutes shopping around Thamel market.We take you drive 3 hours before the schedule flight.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and departure transfer
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Bus transfer- Kathmandu/Besishahar/Pokhara/Kathmandu
  • Twin sharing tea house accommodation during trek.
  • Jomsom to Pokhara by bus transfer sharing with other people.
  • Trekking permit-ACAP and TIMS cards
  • English Speaking guide and all his expenses like salary, meals, accommodation and transfer
  • 3 times meals- breakfast, lunch and dinner during trekking
  • For ABC/Poon Hill Trek - Transfer by bus or car to/from Pokhara to Trekking start/end point.
  • Hotel in Pokhara before and after the trek.
  • All the goverment taxes and company service charge.
Cost Not Includes
  • Airport pick up and departure transfer
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu but we can book on your request.
  • Private car transfer -Kathmandu to Besishahar.
  • Travel Insurance in case of emergency for Heli rescue and other medication
  • Porter to carry luggage - but we arrange on your request 1 porter between 2 clients. 
  • Any kind of drinks and desert like beer, water, tea/coffee, hot water, chocolate/rice pudding, pie and pancake.
  • Expenses of personal nature like telephone, internet, wifi, hot shower, battery charging
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • All the cost not mention on above cost includes.
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