For adventure lovers, Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the best challenging trekking in Nepal. It leads you to the prevalent zone of the Annapurna Region. Depending on your fitness level and preferences, this hiking can be done from 1 week to 3 weeks.
Throughout the journey, you will get a lifetime experience while passing Thorong-La (5416m)-one of the highest and the 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 is breathtaking. The next advantage of this trip is to explore the deepest gorge in the world-Kali Gandaki gorge.
Overview of Annapurna Circuit Trekking
Unlike other adventure hikes in Nepal, it is the most flexible trail. Because if you are strongly fit, you can do this trail within 7 days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu though it requires 2 weeks time(normally 13 days is needed for beginners hikers). In fact, this route is a naturally, culturally as well as religious rich trial.
The journey passes encountering several suspension bridges, enjoying pristine waterfalls, glaciers, several Mani walls, Gompas, apple orchids, getting the Himalayan hospitality, passing several Monasteries, and the popular temple of Muktinath.
Not only these, but you shall also walk via the base of the Himalayas passing several terraced farmlands and rocky areas having magnificent close-up views of several peaks there around.
This trek is considered a moderately difficult trek and the most antique trek. It contains quite developed hiking routes throughout Nepal. As most of the trek occurs in the Alpine zone, you get Tibetan flavor in the forms of culture, religion, and way of living.
1 to 20 person
March to May and Sep to Dec
Start / End Point
5 to 6 hrs walking(Approx.)
Nature of Trek
Cost for Annapurna Circuit Trek [ Guided Package ]
According to our TREK PLANS for ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT, it COST 778 USD per person(based on 2 person, double occupanch basis). Our Guided Trekking packages prices ranges from USD 631 to 1099(depends on group size). Here is list of PRICE FOR GUIDED PACKAGE.
PRICE FOR ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT TREK
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Price Per Person
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Why Annapurna Circuit with Base Camp Hike?
We have a local guides team who know more regarding Around Annapurna.
For a safe trip, we provide you with a First Aid Kit, and an Oximeter to measure your Oxygen, and Pulse at a high altitude to find out your health condition(Be safe from AMS).
Our itinerary includes the best places in the entire Annapurna so that you will get more insights. And it is also altitude friendly.
You can experience the most popular short trekking in Annapurna that offers you the best sunrise view over the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges.
Our price is very reasonable(competitive). No hidden cost.
You can book a package according to your budget. We have budgeted trek to Annapurna as well as standard and comfort package. (we have 3 options).
If you are in a group you will save money from us. Because you will get GROUP DISCOUNT, SEASONAL discount, and best price for family and student trip
This trek is regarded as the most demanded trek in terms of duration and desire of the guests. We can finish this trek within 8 days 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 trip begins from Syange- Lumjung passing the settlements as Ta, Dharapani, Chame, Mananga, Thorong La, Muktinath, Tatopani, Ghorepani, Poon Hill, and Ends in Nayapul- Kaski which takes 13 days to complete.
Classical Annapurna Circuit
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.
BEST ITINERARY ( Annapurna Circuit Trek )
Kathmandu to Syange
Trekking to Tal
Trekking to Thanchok
Thanchok to Upper Pisang
Trek to Manang
Excursion day at Manang
Manang to Yak Kharka
Yak Kharka to Thorung Phedi
Trek to Muktinath Via Thorung Pass
Muktinath to Tatopani by drive
6 – 7 hr
Tatopani to Ghorepani
Trekking to Nayapul Via POON HILL and drive to Pokhara
8 – 9 hr
Pokhara to Kathmandu
7 – 8 hr
Not satisfied with our Itinerary?
Are you interested on planning custom trip? It takes only 2 to 3 minutes.
Our guide will come to your hotel to Pick Up you. Before that time you can have breakfast. We will arrange a taxi to go to the New Busparkfrom where Microbus leaves for Besisahar.
On the way to Besisahar, you will have lunch and a scenic view of the Ganesh Himal range, Ngadi Chuli, and Himalchuli. If there is no traffic Jam we will be in Besisahar within 7 hours. Besisahar is the headquarters of the Lamjung district. From here you will drive to Syangethrough Jeep which takes approx 3 hours.
Accommodation at Syange
9 Hour drive
B, L, D
Day 2: Syange to Tal
After having breakfast at Syange we will stroll to Tal. On the way, there are lots of stunning waterfalls and amazing landscapes. Around 2 hours walking from Syange you will be in Chamje where you will have lunch.
From Chamjey you can follow either a road trail or trekking trail. Road trail is easy to stroll but the trekking trail is up and down. Tal is a beautiful place where there are more than 20 lodges. Stay the night at Tal.
There are 2 major spots before Tal(1700m). They are:
Accommodation at Tal
7 Hour walking
B, L, D
Day 3 – Tal to Thanchok
Around three hours of beautiful stroll you will be in Dharapani. Dharapani is a junction of Annapurna Circuit and Manaslu Circuit trekking. It’s a beautiful place from where you can see some ranges of Manaslu.
You will have lunch at Dharapani and subsequently, we will move to Timang. It takes around 3 hours to reach Timang from Dharapani. Around400m ascent you should climb from Dhanaque to Timang.
We’ll go further ahead stop, Thanchok. From Thanchok, we can beautiful view of Ngadi Chuli and Himal Chuli.
Accommodation at Thanchok
7 – 8 Hour
B, L, D
Day – 4 Trekking to Upper Pisang
Walking time: 7 – 8 hours
Altitude: 3300m( Dukur Pokhari)
We will have an easy walk through the pine and Fir forest today. On the way, you can see the beautiful Koto Village. In Koto, there are also some hotels. It is the entry checkpoint of another
Within 30 minutes walk from Koto we will be at the headquarters of Manang which is called Chame. There are dozens of hotels in Chame. We will have lunch at Chame and after lunch, we will move furthermore. From Chame, you will see great views of LamjungHimal(6986m). After Chame in 30 minutes, you will be in Talekhu and within 2 hours you will be in Baratang.On Bratang you will see a big garden of Apple and Apple farm House. Apple of Bharatang is delicious.
When you walk around 1 hour from Bratang you will see a beautiful Rockhill which is named Sworgdwar( Gateway to Heaven). The spirits of the deceased must ascend this rock after leaving their bodies. It takes around 1 hour to reach Dukur Pokhari from the river. And around walking from Dukur Pokhrai, we’ll reach Upper Pisang(3300m). InUpper Pisang, you can visit Monastery.
Accommodation at Upper Pisang
6 – 7 Hour drive
B, L, D
Day – 5 Trekking to Manang
Comparing yesterday to today’s journey is a bit hard.
Upper Pisang to the bottom of Ghyaru(3600m) is a straightway which takes around one hour but from the suspension bridge to Gyaru is steeped up. One and half hours climb from there we will be in Ghyaru. FromGhyaru you will see breathtaking views of Annapurna II(7937m) and Pisang Peak(6091m). In Ghayaru we will have lunch and you can see more than 100 years old houses. It’s an easy way to reach Ngwal from Ghyaruwhich takes around 2 hours. From Ngwal, you will see Cholu West, CholuEast, Peak 29, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, and the Whole Annapurna mountain except Annapurna I. On the way from Ngwal to Manang, you’ll see Monastery, Mani stone, and beautiful villages. Around 3 hours of walking from Ngwal, we’ll reach Manang Villages.
Accommodation at Manang
B, L, D
Day – 6 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 the Himalayan Rescue Association Clinic for Altitude class.
Accommodation at Manang
3 to 8 (depeneds on spot)
B, L, D
Day – 7 Manang to Yak Kharka
Duration :3- 4 hours
Accommodation: Yak Kharka 4100m
Having one day of rest at Manang we will move to Yak Kharka. The trail to Yakkharka is easy from Tanki Manang because of its slide-up. On the way to Yak Kharka, you will see a beautiful view of GangapurnaMountain.
Accommodation at Yak Kharka
B, L, D
Day – 8 Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi
Stroll hour: 4 hour
The journey from Yak Khara to Jarsang Khola is easy. But from Jarsang Khola to Teashop around 10 minutes up. After tea around 30 minutes distance, there is a stone falling problem. So we need to walk gently and our guide is an expert to pass it. Take your remaining at PhediHotel as you like.
Accommodation at Thorang Phedi
B, L, D
Day – 9 Thorong Phedi to Muktinath via Thorong La
Early in the morning, we will start our voyage after having breakfast and some hot drinks. It takes around 1 hour to reach High Camp from Phedi. From Highcamp it takes around an hour to reach the teashop. From the tea shop within 2 hours, we will be in our goal Thorangtop(5416m).
We will take some photos and have hot drinks at Teashop. Afterward, we will descend down to Muktinath which takes around 4 hours. But after 3 hours there is a teahouse where we will have lunch. Muktinath is an important pilgrimage site for Hindus. Enjoy Muktinath taking a hot shower.
Accommodation at Muktinath
B, L, D
Day – 10 Muktinath to Tatopani by Drive
Upon Having breakfast at Muktinath we can visit Muktinath Temple if you wish. Afterward, we will go bus station of Muktinath and take a local bus to Tatopani Village. It will be off-road driving from Jomsom but you will see many beautiful villages before reaching Tatopani. Our drive starts in the arid Highlands and goes to the lush green forest at the end.
Tatopani is famous for natural hot springs which 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
On this day, we will walk around 7 to 8 hours to reach the trendy spot of Annapurna and which is known as Ghorepani. On the way to Ghorepani from Tatopani village, we will see beautiful farmland of ethnic Thakali village Sikhs 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).
7 to 8 Hour
2 hrs drive
Day 13: Drive to Kathmandu
We’ll use tourist bus Transportation to get to Kathmandu from Pokhara.
Accommodation at Thamel
7 Hour drive
Annapurna Circuit Trekking Distance
The total trekking distance of Annapurna Circuit Trek will be around 164km according to our 13 days Itinerary. Our trek starts from Syange and ends in Nayapul but in between, we will use a Jeep in order to finish in our time frame(13 days). Otherwise, it does take around 18 days.
On this plan, you have to walk around 12 km per day if we calculate the average walk per day.
The following are each day’s travel distances.
Day 1: Kathmandu to Syange distance is 198km.
Day 2: Syange to Tal is 14km.
Day 3: Tal to Thanchok is 21km.
Day 4: Thanchok to Upper Pisang is 25km.
Day 5: Upper Pisang to Manang is 22km.
Day 6: Excursion day at Manang will be 3 to 7km(depends on where to hike).
Day 7: Manang to Yak Kharka is 10km.
Day 8: Yak Kharka to Thorung Phedi is 8.5km.
Day 9: Thorung Phedi to Muktinath Via Thorung Pass is 16km.
Day 10: Muktinath to Tatopani is 76km (3 to 4 hours drive).
Day 11: Tatopani to Ghorepani is 18km.
Day 12: Ghorepani to Nayapul Via POON HILL is 22km and Nayapul to Pokhara is 40km.
Day 13: Pokhara to Kathmandu is 200km.
Included and Excluded on Package
In our PACKAGE, most of the things needed for trekking are included. Hence we can say, our package price is best as we have REASONABLE PRICE. The following are the INCLUSION AND EXCLUSION ON PACKAGE.
Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
Tip for the crew (Note: TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected).
All other things which are not mentioned in INCLUDED
8 DAYS ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT TREKKING ITINERARY[SHORTEST]
Kathmandu to Chame by drive
Chame to Upper Pisang
Upper Pisang to Manang via Ngwal
Rest Day at Manang
Manang to Yakkharka
Yakkharka to Thorang Phedi
Trek to Muktinath Via Thorang La and drive to Jomsom
Fly to Pokhara or Drive to Pokhara
PACKAGE PRICE 8 DAYS ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT
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Frquently Asked Questions
How long does it take to do Around Annapurna?
You can do this Annapurna Circuit 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.
How to get there and away?
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.
Can we do an ACT trek in 10 days?
If you want to do 10 day Annapurna Circuit trek then we can drive Kathmandu to Besisahar and Besisahar to Taal. Or you can drive up to Syange and escape the Ngwal.
Can I do A.C Solo?
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.
WHAT IS THE DISTANCE OF THE ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT TREK?
The distance of the 12-day Annapurna Circuit itinerary is 100 miles or 160 kilometers. Which starts from Syange and ends at JOMSOM.
WHAT IS THE SCENERY LIKE ON THE ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT TREK?
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).
SHOULD I BOOK IN ADVANCE?
Yes. Good to book in advance. Since the Annapurna Circuit is an extremely popular trek, it is normal to get reservations for some parts of the Circuit trial. To make sure, we advise you to book the Annapurna Circuit trek at least 2 months before making the trek start.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO HIKE THE ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT TREK?
Expect winter time( Mid December to the beginning of February) it is best to go the Annapurna Circuit trek. 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 like a less crowded route, you should try some weeks prior to or after these 2 busy seasons.
Annapurna Circuit Trekking Reviews
Great company, great service
Rated 5 out of 5
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
Rated 5 out of 5
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!
Rated 5 out of 5
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
Thank you so much for giving us such a wonderful review on Tripadvisor. We are so happy that you enjoyed your trek with our Expert guide Kamal.
We are so glad that even though the rain, you had such a wonderful time for Annapurna Circuit Trek.
Again thank you very much for giving us the chance to serve you in Nepal and recommending us.
Base Camp Hike
Amazing Annapurna Circuit Trek
Rated 4 out of 5
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!
Response from Base Camp Hike
Thank you so much for your precious feedback.
We had a great time with your team during the Annapurna Circuit Trek.
We are so happy that you enjoyed ACT trek with Guide Jayaram and Porter Dipendra.
Thank you so much for your feedback. We hope you’ll come back again to Nepal for another adventure.