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15 Days Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Nepal, Annapurna Circuit Trekking Packages

Annapurna Circuit trek 15 days
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Trip Duration 14 Night 15 Days
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Best Time September / November And March / Jun
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Maximum Altitude 5, 416 m - Thorong La Pass
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Grade Hard
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Mood Of Trek Lodge / tea House
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Group Size 2- 12


Annapurna Circuit Trek is a classic trek located in the Annapurna region in Nepal. It is a long duration trek that demands good physical fitness and mental stability. The highlight of this trek is crossing over the Thorong La Pass(5,416m), which is not less than climbing a small mountain.

The 15 day Annapurna circuit trek is perfect for all skill levels, including the first time trekkers. You will get a lot of time to acclimatize and rest so that the stress and fatigue of the trek won’t get to you. The unique aspect of the trek is that we take a break from trekking and drive from Muktinath to Tatopani.

Muktinath to Tatopani trails pass through the motor roads which makes the road dusty. Hence, the jeep drive is our best option. The snow-capped mountains of the Northern Himalayan range and Tibetan plateau will welcome you all along the trail.

Hiking to Annapurna You can also explore the spectacular culture, traditions, and lifestyles of the Gurung and Magar community. We also pass through the rhododendron and fir forests of the Annapurna sanctuary. So are you ready to trek the exciting Annapurna circuit trek? Read the detailed information regarding the trek below and book your trip now!

Highlights of the Trek

  • Awe-inspiring sunrise overlooking the entire Annapurna range from Poonhill viewpoint
  • Breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountains including Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Gangapurna, Tukuche, Nilgiri, Tilicho Peak, Manaslu, and others.
  • Crossing the majestic Thorung La Pass (5,416m) which is one of the highest passes in the world
  • Exploring the culture, heritage, and lifestyles of the Gurung and Thakali community
  • A fantastic aroma of the herbs and flora of the Annapurna region
  • Relax in the hot springs of Tatopani
  • Observing the Kali-Gandaki Gorge which is the deepest gorge in the world
  • Incredible hospitality of the local people

Best Month for Annapurna Circuit Trek 15 Days

The best time to trek the spectacular Annapurna Circuit is the autumn season (September-November). You will get the best views of the mountains as the skies are clear and the winds are calmer. The snow-capped mountains look the best at this time.

The spring season (March-May) is favorable for trekking as well. The lush vegetation and blooming wildflowers, especially the rhododendron, makes for a great scenario. The temperatures are moderate, making it perfect for a trekking adventure.

You should avoid the monsoon season as the rainfalls create slippery trails and increase the risk of avalanches and landslides the monsoon clouds also obstruct the views of the mountains. In the winter, snowfall can cause frigid conditions and may delay your trekking adventure.

How Difficult Annapurna Circuit Trek -15 days


The Annapurna Circuit Trek is a moderately challenging trek, and anyone with a basic level of fitness can complete it. However, there are a few sections that demand extreme physical and mental endurance and strength.

At least some trekking experience in the high mountains is necessary before you take this trek one. The high-altitude is one of the most challenging aspects of the trek. High altitude often leads to fatigue and altitude sickness. Proper acclimatization and hydration is the key to trek in the region.

If you feel the symptoms of altitude sickness, you can talk to your guide for help. Besides the altitude sickness, the other difficult factor is the long trekking hours that can be quite taxing, especially if you are trekking for the first time in the region. Proper training at least two weeks prior to the trek is necessary.

15 Days Annapurna Circuit trekking Route

The 15-day Annapurna circuit trek is one of the most trekked paths on earth. After a drive from Kathmandu to Bulbule, we start a trekking journey. The trekking journey starts from Bulbule, passing through Bahundanda to reach Chamje.

We then make our way to Dharapani, passing through Tal. The following day we arrive at Bagarchap. We then officially enter the Manang district after arriving at Chame. We then enter the narrow valley trail to arrive at the dusty terrains of Pisang and Manang.

We acclimatize at this beautiful place and explore the stunning landscapes and culture of the Manang region. We pass through the stunning Thorong Phedi and arrive at Muktinath on a challenging trail. The holy site of Muktinath is where we acclimatize again.

We take a break from our trek as we take a drive to Tatopani from Muktinath as the trails merge with the motorways and the jeeps and buses travelling in the road makes for a dusty trail. We then relax at the hot water springs of the Tatopani to relieve all the stress and fatigue of the trek.

We trek back to Ghorepani to observe the stunning sunrise from Poonhill viewpoint and then hike back to Tikhedhunga and then to Nayapul. We end our journey with a drive to Pokhara and then to Kathmandu from where you can board a flight to your desired destination.

15 Days Annapurna Circuit itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu, you will get picked up by our representative from the airport and transferred to the hotel. You can then relax at the hotel and stroll around the city in the evening.

Accommodation: 3 Star
Meals:  Dinner

Day 2

Drive to Dharapani by Jeep. Overnight Lodge (1960 m), 7-8 Hrs

We start our journey from a scenic drive to Dharapani by jeep from Kathmandu. We pass through Besi Sahar, overlooking the outstanding views of the green hills and verdant landscapes. We stay overnight at a lodge in Dharapani.


Maximum altitude: 1960m

Drive duration: 7-8 hours

Accommodation:  Lodge / tea Hlouse
Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3

Trek To Chame (2710 m), 5-6 Hrs

After breakfast, you can observe the spectacular Annapurna II mountain from a scenic point. We will start the trekking journey from Dharapani to Chame on a steep stone case trial. We continue or trek towards Timang, which is a village located on a hilltop.


The hilltop is a high vantage point as it presents a wide panoramic view of the majestic Annapurna and Manaslu mountain ranges. We pass through rhododendron forests and then proceed towards a steep valley to arrive at a suspension bridge.


We finally arrive at Koto from where we get a great view of Annapurna III. After 20 minutes of pleasant walk from Koto, we reach Chame which is the district headquarters of Manang. Chame is a large settlement in Manang district.


You can explore the Chame area and also take a dip in the hot spring near the Marsyangdi River. We will stay overnight at a lodge in Chame.


Maximum altitude: 2710 m

Trek duration: 5-6 hours

Accommodation:  Lodge / tea House

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Trek to Pisang (3230 m), 5 hrs

After breakfast, we leave Chame and start our trek towards Pisang, through an apple orchard till Bhratang. The trail turns steep and narrow as we pass through Oak and Maple forest.


The trail then arrives at the stunning Dhikur Pokhari from where we get the beautiful Pisang Peak and Annapurna IV. The highlight of the trail is the spectacular view of Pangdi Danda (1,500m), which is a black rock rising from the riverbed. We then head towards Lower Pisang.


After arriving at the lower Pisang from Dhikur Pokhari, we hike to Upper Pisang, where we acclimatization and explore the landscapes. The monks conduct a musical prayer in the evening in the local monastery. We stay overnight at a lodge in Lower Pisang.


Maximum altitude: 3230 m

Trek duration: 5 hours

Accommodation: Lodge / tea House
Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Trek to Manang Village (3,450 m), 5 hrs

After breakfast, we start a long but easy ascent that leads us to the drier part of the Manang district. Manang has two routes via Ghyaru or Humde, eventually meeting at the Mugje.


However, the route via Humde is relatively easy, and we continue up the valley through Humde. The trail is dusty and wide to Manang. Magnificent Mani walls will greet you, and spectacular views of Pisang Peak and Annapurna III will enthrall you.


Manang is a large Tibetan village surrounded by mountains, like Chulu peaks to the northeast and Gangapurna to the south. There are several stupas and monasteries, and the views of sunset and sunrise is breathtaking. We stay overnight at a lodge in Manang.


Maximum altitude: 3450 m

Trek duration: 5 hours

Accommodation:  Lodge / tea House
Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

Rest Day at Manang for local hikes and acclimatization

Acclimatization is a necessary procedure that every trekker must undergo during the trek. However, acclimatization doesn’t mean that you will be staying idle, you will be gaining some altitude and exploring the region even in acclimatization day.


There are plenty of places to explore around in Manang. One can visit the stunning Milarepa’s cave and receive blessings from the spiritual guru Lama. You can also go from half-day hiking to Khangsar from where we can get a magnificent view of Tilicho peak.

Furthermore, you can climb the Chhongar viewpoint and observe the Annapurna and Chulu peaks and explore the ancient monasteries around the area. We return to our lodge and stay overnight.

Accommodation: Lodge / Tea House
Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7

Trek to Yak Kharka (4110 m), 4 hours

After acclimatizing, we head further to the. We leave the Marsyangdi Valley behind and trek towards Yak Kharka. We walk for 1.5 hours in the juniper forests.

We arrive at Tangki and Ghusang, after which the trail becomes relatively easy until we reach Yak Kharka. There we enjoy the groups of yaks and sheep grazing in the lush green meadows.


The awe-inspiring views of Annapurna III, Gangapurna, and Tilicho peak will mesmerize you. We will spend the night at a lodge in Yak Kharka.


Maximum altitude: 4110 m

Trek duration: 4 hours

Accommodation: Lodge / Tea House

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8

Trek to Thorong High Camp (4,600 m), 4 hrs

After breakfast, we continue on a wide and steep trail leading to Ledar. Before reaching Ledar, we walk past the path that leads to Chulu Peak. We continue the ascend and cross the bridge across the Kone River


The trail then leads us to a path where we walk past scree and ascend the Thorung Phedi. You can observe the magnificent panoramic view of Annapurna peaks, Yakwakang and Chulu West from the high camp. You will stay overnight at a lodge.


Maximum altitude: 4600m

Trek duration: 4 hours

Accommodation: Lodge / Tea House

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9

Cross Thorung-La (5,416 m) and to Muktinath (3,800 m), 7 hrs

This trekking day is long and very challenging especially for amateur trekkers. We start our trek early in the morning and continue walking upon a narrow, steep trail for about four hours before reaching the Thorung La Pass.


We can observe number of buddhist prayer flags on top of the Thorung La Pass, and the majestic mountains above 6000 m. the pleasant view of Kali Gandaki Valley to the west and Yakwakang to the north will enthrall you.


The trail is a long and gentle from the pass to Muktinath and turns steep in between before turning into an easy trail once more. You can get spectacular views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain range all along the trail. We stay overnight at a local lodge in Muktinath.

Maximum altitude: 5416m

Trek duration: 7 hours

Accommodation: Lodge / Tea House

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10

Drive to Tatopani (1,190m), 6 hrs

After further exploring the holy site and area around Muktinath, we take a scenic jeep drive to Tatopani. We drive to Tatopani because the dusty trail merge with the motor roads and the incoming jeeps and buses spirals a lot of dust in the air making it quite a nuisance for trekkers.


Tatopani is very famous for its natural hot springs where we can dive into relieve the stress and fatigue from the trek. We stay overnight at a lodge in Tatopani.

Maximum altitude: 2743m

Drive duration: 6 hours

Accommodation: Lodge / Tea House

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11

Trek to Ghorepani (2,750 m), 6 hrs

We resume our trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani after breakfast. The spectacular views of the magnificent Himalayan ranges follow us all along the trail. The culture, traditions, and lifestyle of the people are quite different from the ones living in the mountains.


You will walk across Gharkhola, Ghara, Shikha, Phalante, and Chitre along the trail. The culture and traditions of the different communities, especially the Magars and Gurungs, are worth exploring. You will stay overnight at a lodge in Ghorepani.


Maximum altitude: 2750 m

Trek duration: 6 hours

Accommodation: Lodge / Tea House

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12

Climb Poon Hill For sunrise view then trek to Hile (1,500m), 5 hrs Drive back Pokhara By Jeep

Today is our last day trekking, We will woke up 4;30 am and  Climb to Poon Hll for Another Annapurna r Sunrise view, come back to Lodge and take hot  breakfast,  after breakfast, we   will trek from Ghorepani to Tikhedhunga –   on a scenic trail.  from Hile we will  go pokhara by Jeep overnight hotel.


Maximum altitude: 1480 m

Trek duration: 5 hours

Drive duration: 2 hours

Accommodation:  Hotel

Meals:  Breakfast,  Lunch

Day 13

Drive back to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus -6 Hour

We take an early morning drive to Kathmandu from Pokhara. The 6-7 hour drive moves along scenic landscapes and winding roads, overlooking the beautiful mountain and rocky vista.


We have a free afternoon on our hand. You can stroll around the major landmarks of the city including the UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites. If you like to take it easy you can relax and enjoy the vibrant nightlife of Thamel


Maximum altitude: 1400 m

Drive duration: 6-7 hours

Accommodation:  Hotel

Meals:  Breakfast

Day 14

Free Day

Today is Free day, shopping

Accommodation:  Hotel 3 Star

Meals: breakfast

Day 15

International departure homeward bound

Our representative will transfer you to Tribhuvan International airport. You can take the flight to your desired destination.

Meals: breakfast

Cost Include / Exclude

What’s include

  • Airport/ Hotel/ Airport Transportation
  • Three Nights  3 Star  Hotel in Kathmandu including Breakfast.
  • 3 Times Meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek
  • All the Permit and Company necessary paper works
  • Transportation : – Kathmandu- Dharapani by Jeep and Pokhara  to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • Trekking Guide: An experienced, helpful, friendly and English speaking Trekking guide
  • Trekking Porter – carry your luggage, One porter for 2  Member
  • Gide, Porter Insurance, Meals, Accommodation and well paid salary
  • One night Hotel accommodation in Pokhara.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Adventure Certificate.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes.
  • Service charge.

What’s excluded

  • International airfare, Nepal entry visa fee
  • Travel insurance.Emergency rescue Evacuation
  • Lunch Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • All the bar bills like coke, beer, bottle of water, hot water etc.
  • all kinds of drinks
  • Tips


Where is the Annapurna circuit trek located?

Annapurna Circuit trek is located in the north-central region of Nepal, west of Kathmandu city.

What is the number of trekking hours for a particular trekking day?

The trekkers have to trek around for 6-7 hours every day for 15 days.

What is the altitude gain during the trek?

The total altitude gain is around 500-600m every day.

What is the highest point of the trek?

The highest point of the trek is the Thorong La Pass (5,416m).

How are the facilities for food and accommodation along the trek?

The food and accommodation facilities are pretty basic in the Annapurna Circuit trek. The lodges and guest houses provide a twin sharing room with a shared bathroom.

You will get two beds and a warm blanket along with the typical Nepali meal of “Dal Bhat” along the trail.

What is the total distance covered during the trail?

The total distance covered during the trail is around 230 km.

Are there hot showers and wifi facilities along the trail?

Yes, there hot showers and Wi-Fi available at an added cost, but these facilities get sparse as you rise in elevation along the trail.

Are there any ATMs facilities in the trail?

There are some ATMs in the lower elevations, but there are no such facilities in the higher elevations. You will need to carry cash at all times to be safe

Are there facilities for battery charging in the trek?

You will find battery charging available in the trek Annapurna Circuit Trek is a classic trek located in the Annapurna region in Nepal. However, in higher elevations, there are charges applied for charging your gadgets.

Do I need to hire a guide or porter? If yes, what is the cost?

Yes you need to hire a guide or porter the cost of the guide is around USD 20- USD 30 per day and USD 15-USD 25 for a porter.

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