Annapurna Circuit Trek - 16 Days

Annapurna Circuit Trek - 16 Days


Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the popular trekking routes in Nepal. The trek allows you to enjoy the views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges from many vantage points on the way. The trek makes a circuit around the Annapurna massif.


In addition, the trail also passes numerous Tibetan villages on the way. Here, you can observe the Tibetan culture, way of life, and social norms. Finally, the Thorong-La Pass (5416m) is also one of the major highlights on the trek.


Trip Highlights of the Annapurna Circuit Trekking:

✔ Stunning views of 7th and 10th highest mountains in the world, Annapurna. (8091m) and Dhaulagiri (8167m) respectively.

✔ Visit traditional villages like Pisang, Humde, and Manang.

✔ Cross Thorong-La Pass (5416m), one of the biggest passes in the world.

✔ Trek through landmarks like Jomsom and Muktinath.


Overview of the 16 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary:

First of all, you’ll go tour around the Kathmandu Valley and visit a few of the UNESCO world heritage sites. The next day, you drive to Bhulbhule and head to Jagat. Further, you trek to Chame and continue along the Marshyangdi River to Upper Pisang.


Trekking along with the views of Annapurna II (7937m) and Annapurna III (7555m), you will head west towards Manang. Here, you can visit the Boozo Gompa or Gangapurna Lake in Manang. Next, you trek to Ledar and then to Thorung Phedi via Yak Kharka.


Further, a difficult climb leads you to the top of the Thorong-La Pass (5416m) which is the highest point on the trek. Then, you descend towards Muktinath and drive to Tatopani. On the drive, you pass Jomsom and the Kali Gandaki Gorge-the deepest gorge in the world. Finally, another drive to Pokhara concludes the trip.


Best Time for Trekking to Annapurna Circuit:

Autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) are the best times for the trek.


Annapurna Circuit Trek Cost:

Since the trek is fairly difficult, only people in great physical shape can do the trek. At Trekking Guide Team, we provide you the best services on your trips in Nepal at custimizable Itinerary and cost. We have a team of skilled and experienced guides and porters on the trek.


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Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu airport pick up to the hotel, overnight at Kathmandu.

After you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport, Trekking Guide Team Adventure’s representative will wait for you with a play card to help you to transfer to the hotel. At the hotel, you can just lighten up. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.


Day 02: Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley (Swayambhunath, Boudhanath and Pashupatinath Temple & Patan durbar square and overnight at Kathmandu). (B)

On this day, you will enjoy the sightseeing tour. You will especially go around places listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Especially, you will go to Pashupatinath temple, a well-known Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva which is situated on the coast of the Bagmati River.

You will also visit Swayambhunath (Monkey temple) which is placed on the hill holds Buddha’s eyes on the four sides of the stupa.

Boudhanath, another major Buddhist stupa on the earth; and Patan Durbar Square which allures visitors with its cultural and historical sets carved with beautiful art and architecture. Overnight at Kathmandu.


Day 03: Early in the morning drive to Kathmandu to Bhulbhule by private car or by local bus 7hr (840m). Overnight at tea house. (B/L/D)

This is the day when our actual trekking begins. We will drive to Bhulbhule from Kathmandu by private car local bus beside Trishuli River and Marsyangdi River. It takes around 7 hours to reach Bhulbhule.

Before reaching Bhulbhule, we will also walk on a suspension bridge and carry on walking through a magnificent terrace farm to get to the Ngadi community. At Bhulbhule, we will discover the views of Lamjung Himal, Manaslu, Peak 29 (NadiChuli), etc. Overnight at the tea house.


Day 04: Hiking up to Jajat village 5hr (1300m). Overnight at tea house. (B/L/D)

We will hike to Jagat village from Bhulbhule which takes up to 5 hours. On the way, we will notice the V-shape image of Marsyangdi valley. After that, we will walk on the crisscross path passing Syange and go down to the river bank. Also, we will walk down to the rocky Jagat village.

Jagat is a tiny village where Tamang, as well as Gurung inhabitants, live in. Overnight at tea house.


Day 05: Hiking up to Danakyu, 5hr (2300m). Overnight at tea house. (B/L/D)

Moving ahead from Jagat, we will walk further on to Danakyu lying at the altitude of 2300m. Also, we will pass by the set called Bagarchhap taking approximately an hour after passing fir and pines wooded area. Also, here you can make a trip to a white-colored Gompa (monastery).

At Danakyu, we will get to see the eye-catching views of Mt. Manaslu and Peak 29. Overnight at tea house.


Day 06: Hiking up to Chame 5hr (2670m), (District Headquarter of Manang). Overnight at tea house. (B/L/D)

On this day, we will walk for around 5 hours to reach Chame. On the way, we will see the well-known Dudh Khola flowing from the south face of Mt. Manaslu. Plus, we will notice the Marsyangdi swerving to the left side where dramatic peak sight of Annapurna II also enthralls you.

Then after, passing Fir woods, we will enter to the district headquarter of Manang district- Chame lying on the shore of the river. Overnight at teahouse.


Day 07: Hiking up to upper Pisang 5hr (3300m). Overnight at tea house. (B/L/D)

Our final point of this day is reaching Pisang lying at the altitude of 3300m. We will start on walking early in the morning witnessing the amazing view of Lamjung Himal (6893m) along with the first rays of sun over the stunning peak is even more fascinating. A marvelous waterfall becomes visible as we reach Brathang Village.

Pisang is found in the heart of the Pisang peak. In addition, the views of the north-east peak of Pisang, as well as Annapurna II, appear magnificent. Moreover, we will see a long Mani wall next to the bridge before reaching Pisang. Overnight at the tea house.


Day 08: Hiking up to Ghyaru village and to see excellent view Annapurna II, Annapurna III & Trek to Manang village 6hr (3540m). Overnight at tea house. (B/L/D)

On this day, we will trek to Ghyaru Village from Pisang. On the way, we will get to see fantastic views of Annapurna II and III. After that, we will stroll to Manang Village taking roughly 6 hours.

On this day, we will also notice the breathtaking track full of grasslands. The trail also bestows amazing vistas of the Annapurna Himalayan range. We will also ascend to the Nawal to arrest the best scene of Annapurna. Overnight at a tea house.


Day 09: Rest day explore Manang village. Overnight at tea house. (B/L/D)

We will rest in Manang village on this day to get properly accustomed to the high altitude and avoid altitude sickness. Optionally, we can explore around Manang. Witnessing Gangapurna Lake, visiting mountaineering school which gives basic mountaineering training are the major attractions of the place. Overnight at a tea house.


Day 10: Hiking up to Ledar 4hr (4200m). Overnight at tea house. (B/L/D)

On this day, we will walk for around 4 hours to reach Ledar located at the altitude of 4200m. While trekking, the breathtaking views of Annapurna will move along with you.

Furthermore, we can observe Himchuli, Peak 29 at our back. We will then climb passing by Gunsang settlement where we will cross Gundon River via a bridge made of wood to reach Ledar. Overnight at tea house.


Day 11: Hiking up to Thorung Phedi 3hr (4450m). Overnight at tea house. (B/L/D)

Today we will make way up steadily to an edge and then move down to the Marsyangdi River. After that, we will traverse through a wooden bridge. In addition, we have a slender track that move transversely to an uneven hill and after that ascend to Thorung La Phedi taking approximately 3 hours. Overnight at a tea house.


Day 12: Hiking up to Thorong-La pass 8hr (5416m) trek down to Muktinath. Overnight at tea house. (B/L/D)

We will walk downwards to the Marsyangdi River and pass through the river via a wooden bridge. Also, we will walk on the right coast of the river. After that, we will have a track that turns slender and moves crossways from side to side with a shaky incline and after that walk down to Thorong-La Pass lying at 5416m.

Also, we will shift down to Muktinath meaning God of Salvation taking roughly 5 hours. Muktinath is regarded as a holy place for Buddhists as well as Hindus. Here you will observe water flowing from 108 fixed stone taps and a temple devoted to Lord Vishnu. Overnight at tea house. 


Day 13: Drive to Tatopani 5 to 6 hrs (2700m) by local bus. Overnight at tea house. (B/L/D)

We will move from Muktinath to the arresting Kali Gandaki valley, at first through the withered area. We will also pass by settlements like Khingar as well as Jharkot filled with typical Tibetan architecture, we will be pleased with magnificent views of Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri en-route.

Likewise, we will carry on walking through apple orchards before reaching Marpha. Then as a final point, we will walk to Jomsom, a big set expanded next to both shores of the Kali Gandaki River. Overnight at tea house.


Day 14: Early in the morning Tatopani to Pokhara by local bus. Overnight stay in Pokhara. (B/L)

This day, you can come to Pokhara on local bus from Tatopani and Beni. It will take 5 to 6 hours. You will be in Pokhara, 3 to 4 PM. You will travel this whole day through a bus in off road.  Overnight in a hotel. Overnight in Pokhara.


Day 15: Pokhara to Kathmandu 8 hours by tourist bus. (B)

After spending a memorable time in Pokhara which concludes the Annapurna circuit trek, we will drive to Kathmandu which takes approximately 6 hours by a tourist bus. Today you can just relax in the hotel or go shopping. Overnight in Kathmandu.


Day 16: Morning Breakfast. Departure transfer to Kathmandu Airport. (B)

This is your last day in Nepal. You will leave Nepal with breathtaking memories and splendid time spent during 16 days Annapurna circuit trek. Our staff will transfer you to the airport for your departure.

For booking: please send your passport photocopy by email, flight details arrival Kathmandu airport, trip advance money 25% of total cost deposit in our bank account.

Cost includes

    • Hotel in Kathmandu with 3 stars bed & breakfast for 3 night at Nivas Boutique Home twin sharing basis.
    • Hotel in Pokhara 3 star bed & breakfast 1 night at Splendid View twin sharing basis.
    • Your daily meal (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek as per itinerary.
    • One experience English speaking trekking guide & one porter for each two tourist. If you are only 1, it is not including porter in our package it is additional cost you have to pay extra.
    • Transportation from Kathmandu to Bulbule by local bus & Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus (it is a private transport is also available Kathmandu to Bulbule with extra additional cost of $200 USD).
    • Annapurna Conservation Permit.
    • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS)
    • Insurance for guide & porter.
    • All accommodation during the trek available lodge/tea houses. (run by Nepali families).
    • Airport-Hotel-Airport transfer.
    • Our service charge.
    • Muktinath to Tatopani to Pokhara by local bus.
    • Farewell dinner typical Nepali cultural dance program.

Cost excludes

    • Nepal visa which is open arrival in Kathmandu per person $30 USD.
    • Personal equipment for trekking: sleeping bag, down jacket., trekking shoes, gloves, sunscreen, sun glass, hat, trekking stick, some pair socks, hiking shirt , hiking pant.
    • Personal insurance for travel to Nepal covers helicopter rescue, accidents
    • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara per item $3-7 USD choose from menu.
    • Emergency rescue evacuation.
    • Tipping (Tips) for guide & porter according to your main interest.
    • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. (Tea, Coffee, Mineral Water, hot water)
    • Sweet things like chocolate and desert.
    • Hot shower and laundry during the trekking $2 USD.
    • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fee $26.
    • Personal expenses, personal hygiene.
    • Wi-Fi, internet, phone calls, battery charging.

Travellers Reviews

A few days ago we completed the trek of the Annapurna and the experience has been amazing, better than expected. We crossed the pass Thorang La, at 5400 meters, crossing jungles, mountains and desert.....


Qué podemos decir sobre el Annapurna trekking? Fue fantástico, increíble, la gente, el paisaje, nuestro guía Sum y Zorus porteador, muy profesionales y amables. Estamos muy contentos con su amabilidad....

Mar y Paco – Spain

First of all Thank You to the entire team for suggesting me the Annapurna Circuit Trek. The team were very professional and Annapurna Circuit Trek Price was completely worthit..

William Evie