For adventure lovers, Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the best trekking in Nepal. It leads you to the prevalent zone of the Annapurna Region within a short time. Depending on your fitness level and preferences, this hiking can be done from 1 week to 3 weeks. In fact, trip Duration of ACT depends on where to start and end.
In this trip, you will cross Thorong-La 5416m ( one of the highest and widest passes in the world ). Moreover getting the picturesque views of Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Nilgiri, Thorong Peak, Dhaulagiri, and Tukuche are breathtaking. The next advantage of this trip is to explore the deepest gorge, known as Kali Gandaki Gorge.
|Trip Duration||13 Days [ 8 Days in Short ]|
|Group Size||1 to 10 person|
|Best Time||March to May and Sep to Dec|
|Start / End Point||Kathmandu|
|Total Distance||260km ( 161Miles )|
|Activity||5 to 6 hrs walking(Approx.)|
|Nature of Trek||Teahouses/Lodge|
BEST ITINERARY- 13 Days Plan
Trekking to Annapurna Circuit is regarded as the most demanded trek in terms of duration and because of it’s beauty. We can finish this trek within 8 days as very short trip and extend it up to 21 days. We have 13 days Itinerary which includes the most demanded Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking as well as SHORTEST TREKKING ( 8 Days plan ).
If you have less than 10 days time for trekking our 8 DAYS ITINERARY will best plan for you. Whereas if you have less than two weeks time(13 days), our 13 DAYS ITINERARY will be best for you.
Annapurna Circuit with Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking – 13 Days
This 13 days trip begins from Syange- Lumjung passing the settlements as Tal, Dharapani, Chame, Manang, Thorong La, Muktinath, Tatopani, Ghorepani, Poon Hill, and Ends in Nayapul. It required 13 days to complete to do Around Annapurna with Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking.
SHORT ITINERARY ( Annapurna Circuit Trek 13 Days)
|Day 1||Kathmandu to Syange||1080m||9 -10 hr|
|Day 2||Trekking to Tal||1960m||7 hr|
|Day 3||Trekking to Thanchok||2,720m||6-7 hr|
|Day 4||Thanchok to Upper Pisang||3,300m||6-7 hr|
|Day 5||Trekking to Manang||3,540m||6-7 hr|
|Day 6||Excursion day at Manang||3,540 m||NA|
|Day 7||Manang to Yak Kharka||4,050m||3-4 hr|
|Day 8||Yak Kharka to Thorung Phedi||4,525m||3-4 hr|
|Day 9||Trekking to Muktinath Via Thorung Pass||3,800m||7-8 hr|
|Day 10||Muktinath to Tatopani by drive||1,200m||6 – 7 hr|
|Day 11||Tatopani to Ghorepani||2,850m||7-8 hr|
|Day 12||Trekking to Nayapul Via POON HILL and drive to Pokhara||850m||8 – 9 hr|
|Day 13||Pokhara to Kathmandu||1,324m||7 – 8 hr|
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Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary in Details
Day 1: Kathmandu to Syange via Besisahar
Our guide will be there to pick you up from your hotel. Before that, you can enjoy your breakfast. We will arrange for a taxi to take you to the New Buspark, from where the Microbus leaves for Besisahar. On the way to Besisahar, you will be able to enjoy a scenic view of the Ganesh Himal range, Ngadi Chuli, and Himalchuli while having lunch. If there is no traffic jam, we can reach Besisahar within 7 hours. Besisahar is the headquarters of the Lamjung district. From there, you can drive to Syange through Jeep, which takes approximately 3 hours.
- Accommodation at Syange
- 9 to 9.5 Hour drive
- B, L, D
Day 2: Syange to Tal
We will have breakfast in Syange and then take a leisurely walk to Tal, admiring the awesome waterfalls and landscapes along the way. After about two hours of walking from Syange, we’ll get to Chamje, where we can stop for Lunch. From there, we can choose to follow a road trail or a trekking trail. The road trail is easy as it is the roadway, while the trekking trail has more ups and downs. Once we arrive in Tal, we will stay there.
- Accommodation at Tal
- 7 Hour walking
- B, L, D
Day 3: Tal to Thanchok
After about three hours of walking from Tal, you will arrive at Dharapani Village. This village is a major intersection for two popular trekking circuits, the Annapurna Circuit and the Manaslu Circuit. From Dharapani, you can enjoy stunning views of the Manaslu mountain range. We’ll stop here for lunch before continuing on to Timang, which is approximately three hours away. The walking route to Timang involves ascending about 400m from Dhanaque. Our final destination for the day will be Thanchok, where we will be rewarded with breathtaking views of Ngadi Chuli and Himal Chuli.
- Accommodation at Thanchok
- 6 – 7 Hour
- B, L, D
Day 4: Trekking to Upper Pisang
Today’s hike will take us through a scenic Pine and Fir forest. Along the way, we’ll cross the Koto Village. Koto is the entry checkpoint for the Nar Phu Valley Trek . In just a 30-minute walk from Koto, we’ll reach the headquarters of Manang known as Chame.
Chame is home to many hotels, where we’ll stop for lunch before continuing our journey to Upper Pisang. From Chame, we’ll enjoy breathtaking views of the Lamjung Himal (6,986m). Around 2 hours walk from Chame, we’ll reach at Baratang. In Baratang, we’ll see a large Apple Garden and Apple Farm House.
Around 1-hour walk from Bratang, you will reach a stunning Rockhill called Sworgdwar, also known as the Gateway to Heaven. It takes approximately 2 hours to reach Dukur Pokhari from the River. Another 1-hour walk from Dukur Pokhari, you’ll reach to Upper Pisang (3300m). In Upper Pisang, you can visit the Monastery.
- Accommodation at Upper Pisang
- 6 – 7 Hour
- B, L, D
Day 5: Trekking to Manang
The path from Upper Pisang to the base camp of Ghyaru, which takes about an hour, is straightforward, but the climb from the suspension bridge to Ghyaru is steep. After ascending of one and a half hours, we’ll arrive in Ghyaru, where you’ll get breathtaking views of Annapurna II (7937m) and Pisang Peak (6091m).
In Ghyaru, you’ll see more than 100-year-old houses. We will move towards to Ngwal upon having Lunch at Ghyaru. It’s an easy two-hour journey from Ghyaru to Ngwal, where you’ll see Cholu West, Cholu East, Peak 29, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, and the entire Annapurna mountain range, except for Annapurna I.
On the way from Ngwal to Manang, you’ll pass by a monastery, Mani stone, and beautiful villages. After walking for about 3 hours from Ngwal, we’ll arrive at Manang Villages.
- Accommodation at Manang
- 7 Hour
- B, L, D
Day 6: Rest day at Manang ( Acclimatization Day )
Before crossing 3540m we will take one day’s rest for acclimatization to a higher altitude. We’ll spend that day visiting Gangapurna Lake and some higher places as side trips. You can also look around the Manang villages. We can also visit to the Himalayan Rescue Association Clinic for Altitude class.
- Accommodation at Manang
- 3 to 8 hour (depeneds on spot)
- B, L, D
Day 7: Manang to Yak Kharka
After resting for a day in Manang, we’ll do short journey to Yak Kharka. The trail from Manang to Tanki-Manang is slightly uphill, but the path becomes easier beyond Tanki-Manang towards Yakkharka. While on the way to Yak Kharka, you will be able to enjoy a breathtaking view of Gangapurna Mountain.
- Accommodation at Yak Kharka
- 4 Hour
- B, L, D
Day 8: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi
The journey from Yak Khara to Jarsang Khola is easy. However, from Jarsang Khola to Teashop, it takes approximately 10 minutes uphill. Beyond Teashop, about 30 minutes away, there is an area where stones may fall, so it is essential to walk carefully with our guide’s assistance to ensure safety. After an hour of walking from Teashop, we will reach Thorong Phedi, where we’ll spend that night.
- Accommodation at Thorong Phedi
- 4 Hour
- B, L, D
- 4,525m(14,845 feet)
Day 9: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath via Thorong La
We will begin our hike in the morning, taking some hot drinks and packing breakfast. It will take approximately one hour to reach High Camp from Phedi. Then, we will walk for another hour to reach the Teashop. After a short stop at the Teashop, we’ll continue our journey to Thorongtop (known as Thorong La, 5416m). From Teashop it does take around hour to reach Thorong La.
We will stop at Teashop in Thorang Top to snap some pictures and to drink Tea/Coffee. Then, we’ll make our way down to Muktinath, which should take approximately 4 hours. However, we will stop for lunch at YakleBhatti, which is about 3 hours from Thorang La, before continuing on for about an hour until we reach Muktinath. Muktinath is a significant destination for Hindu pilgrims. We’ll spend the night in Muktinath.
- Accommodation at Muktinath
- 8 Hour
- B, L, D
Day 10: Muktinath to Tatopani by Drive
After enjoying breakfast at Muktinath, we can visit to the Muktinath Temple if you want. Later, we will move towards to the bus station in Muktinath and take a local bus to Tatopani Village. The journey will be an off-road drive from Jomsom, but you will be able to witness the beauty of several charming villages before arriving at Tatopani.
Tatopani is famous for natural hot springs where many internal and domestic tourists visit in order to take a bath. It is believed that water has curative power against Skin and other stomach diseases. Stay overnight at Tatopani.
- Accommodation at Tatopani
- 6 – 7 Hour drive
- B, L, D
Day 11: Tatopani to Ghorepani
Today, we need to walk around 8 hour to reach the popular destination of Ghorepani in Annapurna. Along the way from Tatopani village to Ghorepani, we will pass by the stunning farmlands of Sikha and Chitre.
- Accommodation at Ghorepani
- 7 – 8 Hour
Day 12: Trekking to Nayapul Via POON HILL and drive to Pokhara
Today is our day 13th of the trek and on this day our trekking will be finished at Nayapul. Early morning we will hike to Poon Hill for Sunrise view over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Upon having Sunrise view we will back to Ghorepani and take breakfast at Ghorepani. It takes 6 to 7 hours to reach Nayapul. From Nayapul we will drive to Pokhara by private cab or Jeep (depending on the group).
- At Pokhara
- 7 to 8 Hour
- 2 hrs drive
- B, L
Day 13: Drive to Kathmandu
We’ll use tourist bus Transportation to get to Kathmandu from Pokhara.
- Accommodation at Thamel
- 7 Hour drive
- Not Included
Frquently Asked Questions
You can do this Circuit trekking for 7 days to 21 days. If you are athletics or Experienced Hikers then you can take a Jeep from Besisahar to Chame(2800m). Afterward staying at Chame you can do it in 7 days. But if you start from Besisahar and wish to finish at Beni, Myagdi it takes around 21 days. This amazing journey begins at Besisahar, the administrative headquarter of Lamjung district, and ends at Beni, the district headquarter of Myagdi district. It completely takes 21 commercial days to be completed. In the past, due to the inconvenience of the road and everything, the trekkers used to walk peacefully. Because of the road and other convenience, people prefer to shorten the trek.
You can catch a microbus or Tourist Bus from New Buspark to go to Besisahar. The bus starts at 6:00 AM and it leaves every hour. The distance of KTM-Besisahar is 172.3 km. It takes around 6 hours to reach Besisahar. From Besisahar you can take a Jeep to go to Syange. From Syange you can start a stroll.
To go back to Kathmandu you can take a Jeep or Public Bus from Muktinath or down part of Muktinath.
Yes, it is possible to complete the Short Annapurna Circuit Trekking within 6 to 8 days. There are several options for trekking this route, but the 8-day itinerary is recommended as it is more altitude-friendly.
A.C is a high-altitude trek. You need a local person with you to minimize risk. It means even if you don’t want to take trekking packages, you can hire a guide/Porter. So I recommend don’t do the solo trek.
The distance of the 13-day Annapurna Circuit itinerary is 100 miles or 160 kilometers. Which starts from Syange and ends at JOMSOM.
In a short, ACT is a fantastic trek on the basis of scenery. Rice fields, Numerous Waterfalls, Dozen of Himalayas Views Include the 8th tallest peak of the World Dhaulagiri(8,172m).
Yes. Good to book in advance. Since the Circuit Annapurna is an extremely popular trek, it is good to book accommodation before trip start.
Expect winter time ( Mid-December to the beginning of February ) it is best time to explore the Annapurna Circuit Route. If you don’t care about the crowd on the route, it is best to do it either from September to December or March to April. But if you wish to avoid crowd, you should try some weeks prior to or after these 2 busy seasons.
Annapurna Circuit Trekking Reviews
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We had planned to visit Nepal but because of Covid, we postponed it. But eventually, we did it.
My friend and I booked Annapurna Circuit Hiking 17 day trek at Base Camp Hike. Jayaram provided us a guide, his name is Kamal. The guide was very pleasant, caring and super informed. Book Trekking with Base Camp Hike and ask for Guide Kamal. Next time, we will come for Maklu Base Camp Trekking and will use again Kamal and his company.
Annapurna Circuit Trekking 2022
I completed the Annapurna Circuit, in April 2022, with BASE CAMP HIKE and had the most magical time. Base Camp Hike arranged everything perfectly – accommodations, transport from the airport, meals, etc. The service that they provided me was incredible. I couldn’t recommend them highly enough.
I had guide Rajesh and he has great humor and Kindness. He took care of me perfectly during the whole trekking period.
Rajesh was kind, understanding and knowledgeable. He found us the best tea houses to stay in and explained the local environment and culture.
He adapted the itinerary depending on how I was feeling as the trip developed. Perhaps the greatest compliment I can pay to Rajesh is the always made me feel safe. Hiking above 4,500m isn’t easy, but Rajesh was a constant reassurance – checking in on any symptoms and ensuring everything went smoothly.
The Annapurna Circuit trekking was breathtaking, really BEAUTIFUL. Around every corner, there was another above 6000 meter mountain. Once in a lifetime experience!!!
With Base Camp Hike you can do it!
I did the Annapurna Circuit trek in September 2019. I am in my 60-ties and was afraid whether can complete this trek which includes the pass at 5416 m. But with Base Camp Hike I managed to did it easily! They arranged all my permits and provide me very professional and friendly guide Kamal who took care of me while on the trek. I can fully recommend BCH – they are professional, responsible, and helpful when planning the trek. They are also flexible: can provide any type of service starting from all-included to hiring a guide only (I have chosen the latter option which means that I needed to pay all my expenses on the trek and transport for the guide). Thanks, BCH for my amazing holidays.
Response from Base Camp Hike
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Amazing Annapurna Circuit Trek
We did the Annapurna circuit trek under the perfect supervision of our guide Jayaram and Depender as a porter. We spend 11 nights in the mountains and were lucky with the weather in May. Jayaram arranged everything perfectly including AirPort pick-up, hotels and even every night fresh fruit. Very caring guide with eye for detail/service. I would recommend if you are planning your Annapurna trip!
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Price US$ 781
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|No. of people||Price Per Person|
|1 pax||USD 1099|
|2 paxes||USD 750|
|3 paxes||USD 745|
|4 paxes||USD 698|
|5 paxes||USD 692|
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