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Annapurna Circuit Trek With Annapurna Base Camp

Nepal, Annapurna Circuit Trekking Packages, Annapurna Trek

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Trip Duration 19 Days
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Grade Challenging
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Maximum Altitude 5416 meters
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Trp Type Tea house / Lodge
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Trek Start Dharapani
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End Pokhara


Annapurna Circuit Trek with Annapurna Base Camp is the most adventurous multi-day hike in the mountain region of Nepal. It’s in central Nepal within Annapurna Conservation Area, right below the Annapurna massif. This itinerary will cover almost all popular trekking destinations of the Annapurna region. The trail starts from Dharapni and ends in Pokhara.

Visitors get Dharapani  by taking a road trip of 8 hours, which is absolutely incredible. The gorgeous landscapes with rustic scenes and tropical forests will never disappoint travelers. The route provides a spectacular view of towering mountains and deep valleys all along the way.

It’ll also lead you chock full of tourist attractions, including the highest point at Annapurna. Trekkers will get to explore Thorong La and its beautiful Yakawa Kang side hill upon winding up at the top. On the trek to Annapurna Circuit, you’ll visit many picturesque villages and towns.

This includes a stop at Manang, Kagbeni, and Jomsom, which has many incredible sights to see. You can see tons of amazing places and exquisite landmarks in these towns. However, the walk to these places won’t be easy as you’ll have to travel miles on varied terrain, most of which is unpaved and rocky.

The route to Thorong Phedi and Thorong La is steep and jagged with glaciers, which are quite tricky to ascend. Most trekkers struggle on the lane due to increasing altitude, triggering altitude sickness. To avoid such incidents, trekkers often acclimatize at Manang before heading to Yak Kharka.

You’ll spend almost a week to arrive, passing through many villages and river valleys, including Dharapani, Chame, and Pisang. The trek will follow you along the Marsyangdi River and lush fields to make it all the way to Yak Kharka.

From here, the trail heads from the rural settlement to the foot of Thorong La, which ascends the ridge and plummets to cross the Marsyangdi River. After climbing the hill, we’ll ride a narrow trail across the slope and descend to Thorung Phedi.

The trail further climbs down to Muktinath and then Kagbeni, giving you a quick glimpse of its scenic landscapes and historical monuments. In the following days, you’ll walk through many villages and alpine forests such as Marpha, Lajrung, and Tatopani.

From Tatopani, you’ll head 17km north to Ghorepani, which provides a lovely view of Annapurna. However, we’ll trek Poon Hill to watch the sunrise and prepare for Annapurna Base Camp.

We’ll spend a few days trekking Tadapani, Chomorng, and Himalaya before ascending ABC at 4,130 meters. The trail here is steep and has to be climbed carefully. After reaching the base camp and sightseeing, we’ll descend to Bamboo and follow the same trail to Jhinu Danda. From here, the trail to Modi Khola, pushing for a long ride to Ghandruk Phedi and Nayapul. On the last day of the expedition, we’ll drive to Pokhara and return back to Kathmandu.

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Annapurna Base Camp Highlights

  • Beautiful natural scenery with undulating landscapes, cascading waterfalls, and
  • Jaw-dropping view of Annapurna, Nilgiri, Chulu East, and Dhaulagiri
  • Explore the World highest Lake Tilicho
  • Explore Muktinath and its rustic historic sites
  • Discover unique wildlife, birds, and vegetation
  • Scenic walk of the longest mountain pass, Thorong La
  • Visit the ancient Barge Monastery in Manang District
  • Experience the refined traditional arts, culture, and heritage of Himalayan people
  • Uninterrupted view of the sun rising above the mountain at Poon Hill
  • Warm hospitality with delicious local food during a stay at Ghandruk
  • Crossing the highest mountain pass at Thorong La

Trip Difficulties

The trek to Annapurna Circuit Trek with Annapurna Base Camp seems doable due to moderate walking trails. Its route is smooth for the most part, and even the ones at higher elevations are reachable.

However, the regional thru-hike can be lengthy and difficult due to steep inclines and rugged hills. The trails in remote areas of Manang, Yak Kharka, and Thorong Phedi are the most tricky ones and hard to trek. Climbing Thorong La may intimidate hikers as the trail goes up 5,416 meters. 

The rising elevation might make trekkers dizzy and nauseous. Due to lower oxygen, many even suffer from mild altitude sicknesses like headaches, tiredness, and shortness of breath. Physical fitness and exercise could be essential for beginners as they might be startled by the length of the trail.

Trekking an average distance of 10 to 12km can be just too much for novice and short-distance trekkers. Traveling 6-7 hours daily for almost two weeks will exhaust them unless they’re prepared for it.

Another difficulty trekkers might endure during Annapurna Circuit Trek is its unpredictable weather that varies depending on the location. You might experience high winds, storms, cloudbursts, and snow during the trek.

Winters are generally cold in the circuit, with temperatures below freezing. The weather is often brutal, with blizzards and snowdrifts obstructing visibility. The continuous snowfall buries the trail in deep snow and makes it hard to climb the pass.

Hence, trekkers must bring a crampon and ice ax to climb the trail. They should be prepared beforehand with all essentials required for trekking Annapurna Circuit.

Trip itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal

We will Pick you from airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight 3 star Hotel


Day 2

Drive to Dharapni by Private Jeep - 7, 8 hour drive

Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation – Lodge
Transportation – Private Jeep

Day 3

Trekking to Chame - 5,6 Hour

Includes – Meals , Accommodation, Guide, Porter

Day 4

Trekking to Pisang - 6 Hour

Includes – Meals , Accommodation, Guide, Porter

Day 5

Trekking to Manang - 5 hour

Includes – Meals , Accommodation, Guide, Porter

Day 6

Free and acclimation day

Includes – Meals , Accommodation, Guide, Porter

Day 7

Trekking to Yakkharka -6 hour

Includes – Meals , Accommodation, Guide, Porter

Day 8

Trekking to Thorong Phedi -5 hour

Includes – Meals , Accommodation, Guide, Porter

Day 9

Cross Thorong - la Trekking to Muktinath -8 Hour

Includes – Meals , Accommodation, Guide, Porter

Day 10

Trekking to Marpha -6 Hour

Includes – Meals , Accommodation, Guide, Porter

Day 11

Trekking to Kalopani - 6-7 hour

Includes – Meals , Accommodation, Guide, Porter

Day 12

Trekking to Tatoopani - 6, 7 hour

Includes – Meals , Accommodation, Guide, Porter

Day 13

Trekking to Ghorepani -7 Hour

Includes – Meals , Accommodation, Guide, Porter

Day 14

Climb Poon hill and Sunrise view and Trekking to Tadapani -6 Hour

Includes – Meals , Accommodation, Guide, Porter

Day 15

Trekking to Chomrong -6 hour

Includes – Meals , Accommodation, Guide, Porter

Day 16

Trekkinmg to Himalaya -6 hour

Includes – Meals , Accommodation, Guide, Porter

Day 17

Trekking to Annapurna Base camp - 6 hour

Includes – Meals , Accommodation, Guide, Porter

Day 18

In the morning Enjyo Annapurna Sunrise and back to Bamboo -7 Hour

Includes – Meals , Accommodation, Guide, Porter

Day 19

Trekking to Jhinu -6 hour Drive back Pokhara- 2 hour

Includes – Breakfast, Lunch, Hotel Pokhara

Day 20

Drive back to Pokhara by Tourist Bus -7 hour

Includes – Breakfast, Hotel

Day 21

Free day -Shoping

Includes – Breakfast, Hotel

Day 22

Departure from Nepal

Includes – Breakfast, Airport transfer

Cost Include / Exclude

What’s Include

  • Airport / Hotel/ Airport Transfer
  • 3 Nights  3 star Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Annapurna Conservation fess and TIMS permit
  • Kathmandu  to Dharpani  by Private Jeep and Pokhara to Kathmandu by  Tourist Bus
  • Meals: 3 Meals A day During The Trek ( Breakfast, Lunch and  Dinner) with Tea / Coffee
  • Accommodation in Trekking; All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • Trekking Guide : An experienced, helpful and Government license Holder English Speaking Trekking Guide.
  • Trekking Porter Carry your luggage. A Strong Sherpa (One porter for every 2 Members) Limit weight is 25 Kg
  • Trekking equipment sleeping bag, Down Jacket, walking Poles, Crampons ( refundable after the trek)
  • Trekking guide, Porter Insurance
  • Oxe -Meter- To Check your oxygen saturation and heart rating
  • Adventure Certificate and Trekking map.
  • Company Duffel bag and T-shirt
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • All government taxes.
  • Service charge.

What’s Excluded

  • Lunch/ Dinner in  while you are in City like Pokhara/  Kathmandu
  • Personal Travel Insurance and Also rescue evacuation in case of emergency
  • personal expenses. Like Phone call, laundry service, extra porter, battery recharge etc.
  • Hot and All bottle of drinks,hot shower etc.
  • Tips for the guide, porter

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