Annapurna Circuit Trek - 12 Days

Annapurna curcuit trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek Highlights

  • Conquer Thorong La Pass, one of the world’s highest trekking pass and witness the fabulous views from the top
  • Along with the Annapurna range, you can witness Gangapurna, Khangsar Kang, Tarke Kang, Lachenal Peak, Nilgiri Himal North/ central/ south, and many more peaks above 6,000 meters. 
  • A peek into the lifestyle of Gurung and Magar Community, a true keeper of Buddhist culture in the Himalayas.
  • Visit Muktinath, Nepal’s most holy pilgrimage site for Hindu and Buddhist followers.
  • Wander into Sub-tropical forest with vibrant and diverse flora/fauna
  • Trek along the Kali-Gandaki Gorge, the world’s deepest gorge.

Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu to Besisahar to Jagat (1,100m)

Day 2: Trek to Dharapani (1,960m)

Day 3: Trek to Chame (2,710m)

Day 4: Trek to Pisang (3,300m)

Day 5: Trek to Manang (3,500m)

Day 6: Acclimatization Day at Manang

Day 7: Trek to Yak Kharka(4,110m)

Day 8: Trek to Thorong Phedi(4,600m)

Day 9:Trek to Thorong La – Muktinath(3,800m)

Day 10: Trek to Tatopani(2,135 m)

Day 11: Drive to Pokhara (2800m)

Day 12: Drive/ fly to Kathmandu (1400m)

What’s life Without A Bit Of Challenge? 

Annapurna Circuit trek Nepal is one of the world’s most legendary trekking routes. We have heard older adults from America telling us about how they conquered the great Annapurna Circuit trek in their youth days.

It’s been more than five decades since this trail opened for foreigners and yet remains Nepal’s most popular trekking route. And if you ever ask a trekker what’s their best trek in Nepal was, the answer will probably be the Annapurna Circuit trek. 

So, Where exactly Is Annapurna? 

wheres exactly is annapurna circuit trek

Annapurna is 173kms northwest of Kathmandu. The massif has over a dozen peaks, including Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna South, Annapurna west, and many more. Among them, the highest peak, Annapurna itself, is 8,091kms from sea level, the 10th height in the world. And you should know that the Annapurna route has the most beautiful mountain in Nepal.

The Annapurna Circuit trek Nepal is accompanied by the majestic view of the mountain and wonders of the massif Annapurna. The feeling of wandering beneath the shadow of the world’s ten highest mountains is prodigious. Encircled by a snow-filled peak in all directions, you get to stand under the flawless sky.

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Every sunrise and sunset you witness during the trek shall give a heavenly feel. Almost all trekkers join the Annapurna Circuit trek route at Besisahar in the Lamjung district. We drive to Jagat in a newly built roadway. Walking via the Jagat village, we get to Pisang and Chame.

We stopped at Manang, the headquarter of Myagdi, and explored the places around. Then we cross Thorong La via Yar Kharka to enter into the deserted land of Mustang. Then, we fly/ drive to Pokhara, the spectacular city of seven lakes. The excellent Annapurna Circuit Itinerary ends in Kathmandu. 

How Long Is The Annapurna Circuit Trek?

how long is annapurna circuit trek

The Annapurna Circuit trek distance is between 160 and 200 kilometers (100-130 miles). The length Annapurna Circuit route depends on where you start the trek and where you end it. After the latest development in the road network, the trek can now be completed in 12 days.

Even for a slow climber, it will be less than three weeks. Earlier, the trekkers set a challenging walk of about a month. The trekking distance has also been reduced to less than 150 km. 

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Itinerary

Day 1
Kathmandu to Besisahar to Jagat (1,100m)

Duration: 7-8 hours drive

Day 2
Trek to Dharapani (1,960m)

Duration: 6-7 hours

Day 3
Trek to Chame (2,710m)

Duration: 5-6 hours trek

Day 4
Trek to Pisang (3,300m)

Duration: 5-6 hours trek

Day 5
Trek to Manang (3,500m)

Duration: 6-7 hours

Day 6
Acclimatization Day at Manang

Day 7
Trek to Yak Kharka(4,110m)

Duration: 3-4 hours

Day 8
Trek to Thorong Phedi(4,600m)

Duration: 3-4 hours

Day 9
Trek to Thorong La – Muktinath(3,800m)

Duration: 7-8 hours

Day 10
Trek to Tatopani(2,135 m)

Duration: 4-5 hours drive

Day 11
Drive to Pokhara (2800m)

Duration: 4-5 hours

Day 12
Drive/ fly to Kathmandu (1400m)

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the best season for the Annapurna Circuit Trek?

Although the Annapurna Circuit trek is possible throughout the year, trekking in Autumn and Spring is recommended. The temperature of Annapurna from October- September, and March-May is quite warm (about 15 degrees Celsius in the daytime).

The views in the winter are very spectacular; regions above 3500 meters are primarily covered in the rain. However, trekking in winter can be pretty challenging, and crossing Throng La is not recommended.

In Summer, i.e. June/ July, the lower region is slippery. However, once you get to the semi-arid region close to the mountains, the impact of rainfall is not seen. It would help if you very had excellent preparation for the summer trek. 

Is Annapurna Circuit trek without a guide possible?

Yes, it is kinda possible. If you plan the trek, learn some Nepali words, and book all the hotels along the trail, and then you can trek without a guide. However, the Annapurna Circuit trek still lies in a remote region and comes with many altitude sicknesses and emergency risks. Having an experienced guide for Annapurna with you is highly recommended.

Do I need travel insurance for the Annapurna Circuit Trek?

Yes, Annapurna Circuit trek packages can only be booked after your travel insurance. Since this is a high-altitude trek (above 5,000 meters), you might need helicopter evacuation in an emergency. Chances of other sicknesses, theft, and natural disaster cannot be ignored. So, make sure your travel insurance in Nepal covers these costs. 

What kind of hotels will we stay in?

For the Annapurna Circuit trek Itinerary, you will stay in local hotels called tea houses. The tea houses are small guesthouses made by locals and have basic facilities. Since this route was developed very early, the tea houses in the Annapurna route are already quite comfortable. In Kathmandu and Pokhara, you will be staying in a 3-star hotel.

How can I book Himalaya Master's Annapurna Circuit Trek packages?

To book comfortable and cheap Annapurna Circuit Trek packages with us, you can email us here or fill out our contact form on the website. We make a specific Annapurna Circuit Itinerary as per your timeline and need.

Then, you can confirm the booking by paying 10% of the total amount in advance. Then the booking will be confirmed.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Annapurna Circuit Trek
From $1,200
per Adult
From $1,200
per Infant

jan 15

  • Car/jeep/bus
  • 1 to 12 pax
  • 5416 mt.