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Annapurna Circuit Trek

"Circumambulating the Annapurna Himalayas"

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Duration Duration
14 Days
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
5416 mtrs
Activities Activities
Sightseeing tour | Trekking | 4 WD Drive | Scenic Flight
Destination Destination
Nepal
Start/End Point Start/End Point
Kathmandu - Kathmandu
Transportation Transportation
Airport Transfer | Domestic Flight | Tourist Coach | Porter(s)
Grade Grade
Moderate
Nature of Trip Nature of Trip
Lodge to Lodge Trek
Meals Meals
13 Breakfast | 8 Lunch | 9 Dinner
Group Size Group Size
1-10 People
Best Seasons Best Seasons
Sept - Nov, March - Jun
Accommodation Accommodation
3N in 3* Hotel | 1N in 4* Hotel | 9N in Teahouse Eco Lodge

Overview of Annapurna Circuit Trek

Visiting the Annapurna region is getting into the most geographically and culturally diverse regions in Nepal. This is a 15-day guided trek in and beyond the Annapurna massif. After it started attracting tourists beginning from the 1980s, travellers assume the Annapurna Circuit trek as one of the world’s best trekking trails. People also know the hiking trail as Round Annapurna Trek. The trip is a package program that includes travel from green and lush valley to the barren land beyond the high Himalayas.

Highlights of Annapurna Circuit Trek

  • Enjoy trekking on one of the best trails in the world
  • Cross the world’s highest navigable pass, the Thorong La Pass (5416m)
  • See Annapurna I, II, III and IV as well as Dhaulagiri and Machapuchare mountains up close
  • Travel to the world’s deepest gorge, the Kali Gandaki Gorge

The experience of the Rain Shadow area of the Himalayan region and Tibet influenced the life of the local people will leave a long-lasting travel memory on you. Besides that, peoples’ life in the Himalayan desert, their culture, rituals and traditional practices, and hardship of daily life of the locals will be an inspiration for all the visitors.

Route Map

Annapurna Circuit Trek Route Map

Getting to the trail-head

The Round Annapurna starts from Kathmandu with a long day drive to Nagdi. During the trekking, you will pass the beautiful mountain villages of Nagdi, Chamje, and Chame to reach Manang. Before setting up for a high pass of Thorong-La, you will have a day to acclimatize yourself. Crossing of the mighty Thorong-La Pass (5416m), the highest navigable pass in the world, and descend to Jomsom (2750m) via Kagbeni. While descending, enjoy amazing mountain views from Poon Hill before driving to Kathmandu.

This trek further passes beautiful mountain hamlets, through rhododendron forests. Later passes through the foothills of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains. Trekkers enjoy the fantastic views of Annapurna I, II, III and IV. Besides that the amazing views of Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchare mountains, among several other mountains cleanses your lungs and spirit.

Cross innumerable rivers and streams. See stunning waterfalls and gurgling hot springs as well as the deepest gorge in the world, the Kali Gandaki Gorge, during this trip. Please refer to the itinerary for more about this incredible trekking experience.

Short Annapurna Circuit Trekking 10 Days

The construction of roadways up to the Chame gives easy access to the Manang Valley. A day drive is enough to reach Chame, the headquarter of the district. It reduces to make 10 Days short Annapurna Circuit trek which includes an acclimatization day at Manang. The Short Annapurna Round itinerary is the alternative trek program for the same route. It includes accommodation and meals the same as the longer standard trekking itinerary.

10 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary:
  • 1st Day: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar(760 m): 6 – 7 hours
  • 2nd Day: Besisahar to Chame (2,710m): 4-5 hours
  • 3rd Day: Chame to Pisang (3,300m): 5 – 6 hours
  • 4th Day: Pisang to Manang via Nawal: 6 – 7 hours
  • 5th Day: Day Hike around Manang
  • 6th Day: Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m): 3 – 4 hours
  • 7th Day: Yak Kharka to Thorong High Camp (4,800m): 3 – 4 hours
  • 8th Day: Thorong High Camp to Muktinath (3,800m) via Thorong La pass (5416m): 5 – 6 hours. Drive to Jomsom (2700m)
  • 9th Day: Early morning flight to Pokhara (820m)
  • 10th Day: Drive to Kathmandu (1320m)

Meals

The accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara includes breakfast in Meal. A farewell dinner is inclusive of the package cost. You will have a general food menu for the Annapurna Round trek. The Annapurna Conservation Area Project regulates the menu price for the entire region. Local food, continental foods and Indian foods are the available options of the menu.

Annapurna Circuit Trek - Accommodation

Travelers joining the Annapurna Circuit trek will have different tastes of accommodations and meals. The hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara include only the breakfast in meal. Whereas during the trek, we provide three meals a day including tea/coffee with breakfast. The hotel in the city are of 3-star hotels. The trekking lodges during the trek days own basic facilities with shared toilet/bathroom. A hot shower is available on-demand and might charge you a minimum extra pay. Generally, rooms at tea house lodge are twin sharing with warm a warm mattress and blanket.

DaysHotel/LodgeCategoryPlace
01-02Samsara Resort/Hotel Thamel or similar standard3 StarKathmandu
03- 11Trekking LodgeTeahouse/Lodge/GuesthouseTrekking Trail
12Hotel Third pole or similar standard3 StarPokhara
13Samsara Resort/Hotel Thamel or Similar Standard3 StarKathmandu

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Annapurna Circuit Trek - Detail Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

One of our representatives from Oriental Journeys will receive you at the arrival gate of Tribhuvan International Airport and take you to the hotel. We will have a trek briefing session in the evening after an introductory session with your guide and staff members. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu. 

Meal Plan: Not included

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Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

The Annapurna Circuit Trek begins with the exploration of Kathmandu Valley. Kathmandu is one of the famous tourist places to visit which is enriched with seven UNESCO World Cultural Heritage monuments. Today we will visit four of the monument sites located within the periphery of Kathmandu city. Our first destination is Pashupatinath Temple. It is a very renowned and prestigious temple of Lord Shiva in Kathmandu. Next is Boudhanath Stupa – a very famous stupa with the amazing structure. Moreover, you will be amazed to see the beautiful shrine and the stupendous colourful prayer flags. Then we will head to Swayambhunath, the Monkey Temple.  The view of Kathmandu Valley from the top of Swayambhunath will delight you. Our final destination is Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square . It is popularly known as Kathmandu Durbar Square or Basantapur Durbar Square. Furthermore, it carries  different stories and significance according to history, culture as well as religion. Then you can have a walk around the crowded and busy yet interesting roads of Thamel and buy souvenirs for your friends and family.

Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

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Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syange (1100m/3608 ft): 8 - 10 hours

After our breakfast, we drive for a full day to reach our trek starting point in Syange. You will be enjoying the view of diverse terrain, landscapes, cities and ethnic settlements. The fiercely yet amazingly flowing Trishuli and Marshyangdi on the pathway is astounding. Furthermore, the greenery of the pathways and the awesome views of the cultivated wide fields are amazing. Besides this, you will be delighted to see the alluring beauty of the Syange waterfall. 

Overnight stay at Syange

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

4

Day 04: Trek from Syange to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft): 7 - 8 hour

The trek to the Annapurna Circuit begins from here. We will trek from Syange to the beautiful and amazing trails of Dharapani. Furthermore, Dharapani is a wondrous village of Manang district. We continue to pass along the trails to Dharapani admiring the beauty of the waterfalls and the crop fields of barley, wheat, rice and potatoes. Overnight stay at Dharapani.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

5

Day 05: Dharapani to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft): 5 - 6 hours

The second day of the trek continue with astonishing trails seems more bewildering with the views of the solemn mountain peaks such as Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV (7,525m).  The narrow stony paths through the houses of the local people are magnificent. After passing through these amazing trails we will reach Chame. Overnight stay at Chame.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 06: Chame to Pisang (3,300m/10824ft): 5 - 6 hours

After the breakfast, we begin our trek from Chame. You will be amazed to see the Marshyandi river flowing so rapidly. Furthermore, the sight of the Paungda Danda rock face which lies just above the Marshyangdi river is breathtaking. You will be overwhelmed to see the views of the splendid mountain peaks Annapurna 2 and Pisang Peak . Pisang peak is famous among trekkers for trekking in Annapurna region. As we continue, the incredible scenery of the pathway leads us to Pisang. Overnight stay in Pisang.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 07: Pisang to Manang (3,500m/11,482ft): 6 - 7 hours

Pisang is divided into two trails to reach the marvellous Manang – Upper Pisang and Lower Pisang. We will take the route that passes through Upper Pisang. We continue to trek through the pathways of Ghyaru.  You will be pleased to walk along the pathways across the swift pace of Marshyangdi river.  The panoramic views of the amazing mountains peaks Mt. Annapurna, Pisang Peak, and others is seen on the way. Furthermore, you will be overwhelmed to visit the Braga monastery on the cold and windy weather of Manang. Braga monastery – one of  the oldest monasteries in the Manang region, lies in the Braga village. Overnight stay at Manang.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 08: Manang: Acclimatization day

Rest day for acclimatization. Besides rest, there are numerous things to do which includes  hike to Bhojo Gumba, Gangapurna Lake and  Braga Village. Bhojo Gumba carries a significance among the local people. Furthermore, the marvellous Gangapurna lake is a glacial lake and hike to this lake will be amazing. In the Vraga Village, visit to the Himalayan Resuscitation Association would be more informative as you can know about the altitude sickness i.e Acute Mountain Sickness in detail. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

9

Day 09: Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft): 3 - 4 hours

We will now ascend uphills from Manang. There are beautiful streams on the pathways which will amaze you.  You will be glad to pass by the varieties of vegetations on the trail. We will continue to trek along the awesome and small village of Ghunsa, leaving behind the Marsyangdi Valley. Furthermore, you will feel gratified to see the yaks and horses grazing in the pasture. The pathway is marvellous due to the old and interesting holy walls – called as sacred mani walls and the colourful prayer flags. You will feel thrilled to cross the river through small  bridges that are made up of wood. We will continue to ascend besides the tiredness.Hence,we will reach Yak Kharka.

Overnight stay at Yak Kharka.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 10: Yak kharka to Thorong Phedi: (4420m/14501ft): 3-4 hours

There are uphills to Thorong Phedi from Yak Kharka. We will be trekking to Thorong Phedi  via Ledar village. The suspension bridges on the trails are amazing to pass by. Furthermore, the astounding views of Mt. Gundang, Mt. Syagang, Thorung Peak and Mt. Khatungkan will overwhelm you. Overnight at Thorong Phedi.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 11: Trek to Thorong La (5416m/17764ft) to Muktinath (3,800/12,467ft) then drive to Jomsom: 7 - 8 hours trek, 1 hour drive

Thorong Phedi lies below the Thorong La. So, today we will trek from Thorong Phedi to Thorong La. The magnificent view of the mountain peaks including Annapuna mountain, Damodar himal, Khatung Kang and Yakawa Kang is seen from the Thorong La pass. Furthermore, we will trek to Muktinath – one of the most famous pilgrimage sites of Nepal.  We will be taking photosnaps in every picturesque landscape of the journey. Afterwards, we will drive to Jomsom from Muktinath. Jomsom – having another name as Dzong-Sampa  is very famous place of mountain region for apples. Overnight stay at Jomsom. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 12: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara: 25 minutes

We will fly back from Jomsom to the very famous tourist destination of Nepal – Pokhara. We will  have a rest at the hotel. As we will have time, we will explore the lakesides of Phewa Lake. Furthermore, you can take a walk around the local market of the lakeside, Pokhara

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 13: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu: 5-6 hours

Bidding farewell to the marvelous Pokhara, we will drive back to Kathmandu. You will have a good rest at the hotel. Overnight stay at Kathmandu valley.

Meals : Breakfast

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Day 14: Final departure

One of our representatives from Oriental journeys will come to receive you at the hotel and escort you to Tribhuvan International Airport before three hours of your flight.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why 10 Days Short Annapurna Circuit Trek?

The short Annapurna Circuit Trek is designed for people with limited time. It includes all the services and experience that you can have during the standard Annapurna Round trekking. You will have your flexible time in Kathmandu and Pokhara before and after the trekking program.

How hard is Thorong La Pass?

You will have a proper acclimatization at Manang village as a preparation for Thorong La (5416m ) pass. Before crossing the Thorong La Pass, there are two camps called Thorong Phedi (4,500m) and  High Camp (4,800m). You will have your last night at High Camp before crossing ThorongLa. The climb is gradual but being a high pass, you begin early. We recommend adding extra soups and adequate water with your diet to keep the body hydrated throughout the trip.

Is it dangerous to go to Annapurna Circuit Trek?

Begin your trip with proper gear. Keep informed about the weather forecast and consult frequently with your guide to ensure all your safety. Thorung-La (5416m) is one of the highest passes. The descending section of the trail might be slippery due to hard ice. A careful walk with your group helps to be safe. The crossing day will be a long day walk and you might get more tired relative to other days. Risk assessment and preparedness are the most essential aspects of the Annapurna Circuit Trek.

How much does it cost for Annapurna Circuit Trek?

The cost may vary depending on your spending behavior. However, a standard cost of US$100 per day will be enough to trek the Annapurna Circuit trek. It includes, the shared transportation and necessary permits, food and accommodation along the trail.

What kind of training and experience required to go for Annapurna Circuit Trek?

Basically, the Annapurna Circuit Trek is a gradual ascent to one of the highest pass. It will be better to have an experience of high altitude hiking. Otherwise, you will have a day of time to acclimatize at Manang. A day of acclimatization is generally enough for the Annapurna Round trek. No specific training is required for this trek. However, we recommend to keep on practicing for hiking with before coming for trek.

What are the accommodation facilities during the Annapurna circuit tour?

You can expect a 3-star accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara. It includes a twin sharing room with breakfast. However, teahouse lodges are the standard accommodation during the trek days. We provide the best available rooms. The accommodation includes beds with a mattress, a pillow, and a warm blanket. Optionally, you can carry your own sleeping bag to enjoy the sweet dream.

What kinds of Meals and foods are available during the trek?

All the teahouse lodges of Annapurna Circuit trail have attached restaurant. You are highly recommended to use the restaurant in the same lodge that you will be staying. The lodge owner charges a minimum amount of money for the accommodation. So, it is advisable to consume your dinner and breakfast at the same lodge. The food menu includes Pasta, Breads, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, Dal Bhat, soups, fresh seasonal vegetables. Generally, meals are vegetarian. The trip includes all your meals unless mentioned otherwise.

Can I charge my extra batteries and electric gadgets during the trip?

The lodge of Annapurna Circuit trek provides charging outlets for your extra batteries and electric gadgets in most of the places. Just do not forget to carry your adapter with gadgets.  Whenever you get the chance, you can charge it.

What about the communication facilities during Annapurna Round Trek?

You can enjoy taking over your mobile phone and surfing the internet in all places of Annapurna Circuit trek in normal condition.

Can I use my ATM/Credit cards during the trek?

The ATM vending machine in the rural area is not reliable in Nepal. As the mountain areas of Nepal are the remote zones, the ATM facilities are not available in the area. We highly recommend carrying the estimated amount of Nepalese currency in cash while trekking the mountain area.

What is the mode of payment for the Annapurna region Trekking?

We have set terms and conditions for the trip booking and mode of payment. Generally, it demands 20% of trip cost as an advance deposit prior to the trip for the confirmation. You can make a direct payment for the remaining amount in Kathmandu before the trip departs.

How to book the Annapurna Circuit trek?

We accept the booking in months in advance. Advance bookings are advisable to provide enough time for proper understanding and trip planning. The gap in duration provides you enough hours to make trip related queries. However, we also take the last hour looking for some people depending on the preparedness and group size.

What will be the walking distance per day?

The walking hours depend on one’s pace and physical fitness. Even the distances between all the camps are not the same. The gradient, terrain, and altitude affect your walking pace in the mountains. However, an approximate walking hours is 5-6 hours each day.

How can I hire a guide or porter for 10 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek?

Oriental Journeys operate a package trip of Annapurna Circuit Trek. We provide you an English Speaking qualified guide and porter(s) to ensure your safe trekking program. You can send a quick message to us via the quick inquiry form.

Cost Includes

  • Airport picks up & drops
  • Airport taxes
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) including Tea or coffee
  • Accommodation on Guest House (Lodge) during the trekking
  • 2 night’s hotel in Kathmandu on Bed & breakfast plan
  • An English speaking Guide
  • Necessary Porter 1: 2 (one porter for two Guest) the porter will carry (30KG in maximum) your luggage during the trek
  • All Government local Taxes
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Fees
  • (TIMS) Trekker’s Information Management System card
  • Guide and porter salary
  • Guide & Porter insurance during the trekking
  • First Aid kit above 6 pax Compulsory from Agency

Cost Excludes

  • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses
  • Alcoholic Beverage drinks, phone and Laundry
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance, Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and
  • personal effects.
  • Hot Shower
  • Entrance Fees any kind of Temples, Monastery etc
  • Tips and Gratuities

Annapurna Circuit Trek - Fixed Departure Cost & Dates


There is no fixed departure trip for this month. You can request for a private group trip.

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Duration Duration
14 Days
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
5416 mtrs
Activities Activities
Sightseeing tour | Trekking | 4 WD Drive | Scenic Flight
Destination Destination
Nepal
Start/End Point Start/End Point
Kathmandu - Kathmandu
Transportation Transportation
Airport Transfer | Domestic Flight | Tourist Coach | Porter(s)
Grade Grade
Moderate
Nature of Trip Nature of Trip
Lodge to Lodge Trek
Meals Meals
13 Breakfast | 8 Lunch | 9 Dinner
Group Size Group Size
1-10 People
Best Seasons Best Seasons
Sept - Nov, March - Jun
Accommodation Accommodation
3N in 3* Hotel | 1N in 4* Hotel | 9N in Teahouse Eco Lodge

Visiting the Annapurna region is getting into the most geographically and culturally diverse regions in Nepal. This is a 15-day guided trek in and beyond the Annapurna massif. After it started attracting tourists beginning from the 1980s, travellers assume the Annapurna Circuit trek as one of the world’s best trekking trails. People also know the hiking trail as Round Annapurna Trek. The trip is a package program that includes travel from green and lush valley to the barren land beyond the high Himalayas.

Highlights of Annapurna Circuit Trek

  • Enjoy trekking on one of the best trails in the world
  • Cross the world’s highest navigable pass, the Thorong La Pass (5416m)
  • See Annapurna I, II, III and IV as well as Dhaulagiri and Machapuchare mountains up close
  • Travel to the world’s deepest gorge, the Kali Gandaki Gorge

The experience of the Rain Shadow area of the Himalayan region and Tibet influenced the life of the local people will leave a long-lasting travel memory on you. Besides that, peoples’ life in the Himalayan desert, their culture, rituals and traditional practices, and hardship of daily life of the locals will be an inspiration for all the visitors.

Route Map

Annapurna Circuit Trek Route Map

Getting to the trail-head

The Round Annapurna starts from Kathmandu with a long day drive to Nagdi. During the trekking, you will pass the beautiful mountain villages of Nagdi, Chamje, and Chame to reach Manang. Before setting up for a high pass of Thorong-La, you will have a day to acclimatize yourself. Crossing of the mighty Thorong-La Pass (5416m), the highest navigable pass in the world, and descend to Jomsom (2750m) via Kagbeni. While descending, enjoy amazing mountain views from Poon Hill before driving to Kathmandu.

This trek further passes beautiful mountain hamlets, through rhododendron forests. Later passes through the foothills of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains. Trekkers enjoy the fantastic views of Annapurna I, II, III and IV. Besides that the amazing views of Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchare mountains, among several other mountains cleanses your lungs and spirit.

Cross innumerable rivers and streams. See stunning waterfalls and gurgling hot springs as well as the deepest gorge in the world, the Kali Gandaki Gorge, during this trip. Please refer to the itinerary for more about this incredible trekking experience.

Short Annapurna Circuit Trekking 10 Days

The construction of roadways up to the Chame gives easy access to the Manang Valley. A day drive is enough to reach Chame, the headquarter of the district. It reduces to make 10 Days short Annapurna Circuit trek which includes an acclimatization day at Manang. The Short Annapurna Round itinerary is the alternative trek program for the same route. It includes accommodation and meals the same as the longer standard trekking itinerary.

10 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary:
  • 1st Day: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar(760 m): 6 – 7 hours
  • 2nd Day: Besisahar to Chame (2,710m): 4-5 hours
  • 3rd Day: Chame to Pisang (3,300m): 5 – 6 hours
  • 4th Day: Pisang to Manang via Nawal: 6 – 7 hours
  • 5th Day: Day Hike around Manang
  • 6th Day: Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m): 3 – 4 hours
  • 7th Day: Yak Kharka to Thorong High Camp (4,800m): 3 – 4 hours
  • 8th Day: Thorong High Camp to Muktinath (3,800m) via Thorong La pass (5416m): 5 – 6 hours. Drive to Jomsom (2700m)
  • 9th Day: Early morning flight to Pokhara (820m)
  • 10th Day: Drive to Kathmandu (1320m)

Meals

The accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara includes breakfast in Meal. A farewell dinner is inclusive of the package cost. You will have a general food menu for the Annapurna Round trek. The Annapurna Conservation Area Project regulates the menu price for the entire region. Local food, continental foods and Indian foods are the available options of the menu.

Annapurna Circuit Trek - Video


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

One of our representatives from Oriental Journeys will receive you at the arrival gate of Tribhuvan International Airport and take you to the hotel. We will have a trek briefing session in the evening after an introductory session with your guide and staff members. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu. 

Meal Plan: Not included

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

The Annapurna Circuit Trek begins with the exploration of Kathmandu Valley. Kathmandu is one of the famous tourist places to visit which is enriched with seven UNESCO World Cultural Heritage monuments. Today we will visit four of the monument sites located within the periphery of Kathmandu city. Our first destination is Pashupatinath Temple. It is a very renowned and prestigious temple of Lord Shiva in Kathmandu. Next is Boudhanath Stupa – a very famous stupa with the amazing structure. Moreover, you will be amazed to see the beautiful shrine and the stupendous colourful prayer flags. Then we will head to Swayambhunath, the Monkey Temple.  The view of Kathmandu Valley from the top of Swayambhunath will delight you. Our final destination is Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square . It is popularly known as Kathmandu Durbar Square or Basantapur Durbar Square. Furthermore, it carries  different stories and significance according to history, culture as well as religion. Then you can have a walk around the crowded and busy yet interesting roads of Thamel and buy souvenirs for your friends and family.

Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syange (1100m/3608 ft): 8 - 10 hours

After our breakfast, we drive for a full day to reach our trek starting point in Syange. You will be enjoying the view of diverse terrain, landscapes, cities and ethnic settlements. The fiercely yet amazingly flowing Trishuli and Marshyangdi on the pathway is astounding. Furthermore, the greenery of the pathways and the awesome views of the cultivated wide fields are amazing. Besides this, you will be delighted to see the alluring beauty of the Syange waterfall. 

Overnight stay at Syange

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 04: Trek from Syange to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft): 7 - 8 hour

The trek to the Annapurna Circuit begins from here. We will trek from Syange to the beautiful and amazing trails of Dharapani. Furthermore, Dharapani is a wondrous village of Manang district. We continue to pass along the trails to Dharapani admiring the beauty of the waterfalls and the crop fields of barley, wheat, rice and potatoes. Overnight stay at Dharapani.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 05: Dharapani to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft): 5 - 6 hours

The second day of the trek continue with astonishing trails seems more bewildering with the views of the solemn mountain peaks such as Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV (7,525m).  The narrow stony paths through the houses of the local people are magnificent. After passing through these amazing trails we will reach Chame. Overnight stay at Chame.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 06: Chame to Pisang (3,300m/10824ft): 5 - 6 hours

After the breakfast, we begin our trek from Chame. You will be amazed to see the Marshyandi river flowing so rapidly. Furthermore, the sight of the Paungda Danda rock face which lies just above the Marshyangdi river is breathtaking. You will be overwhelmed to see the views of the splendid mountain peaks Annapurna 2 and Pisang Peak . Pisang peak is famous among trekkers for trekking in Annapurna region. As we continue, the incredible scenery of the pathway leads us to Pisang. Overnight stay in Pisang.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 07: Pisang to Manang (3,500m/11,482ft): 6 - 7 hours

Pisang is divided into two trails to reach the marvellous Manang – Upper Pisang and Lower Pisang. We will take the route that passes through Upper Pisang. We continue to trek through the pathways of Ghyaru.  You will be pleased to walk along the pathways across the swift pace of Marshyangdi river.  The panoramic views of the amazing mountains peaks Mt. Annapurna, Pisang Peak, and others is seen on the way. Furthermore, you will be overwhelmed to visit the Braga monastery on the cold and windy weather of Manang. Braga monastery – one of  the oldest monasteries in the Manang region, lies in the Braga village. Overnight stay at Manang.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 08: Manang: Acclimatization day

Rest day for acclimatization. Besides rest, there are numerous things to do which includes  hike to Bhojo Gumba, Gangapurna Lake and  Braga Village. Bhojo Gumba carries a significance among the local people. Furthermore, the marvellous Gangapurna lake is a glacial lake and hike to this lake will be amazing. In the Vraga Village, visit to the Himalayan Resuscitation Association would be more informative as you can know about the altitude sickness i.e Acute Mountain Sickness in detail. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 09: Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft): 3 - 4 hours

We will now ascend uphills from Manang. There are beautiful streams on the pathways which will amaze you.  You will be glad to pass by the varieties of vegetations on the trail. We will continue to trek along the awesome and small village of Ghunsa, leaving behind the Marsyangdi Valley. Furthermore, you will feel gratified to see the yaks and horses grazing in the pasture. The pathway is marvellous due to the old and interesting holy walls – called as sacred mani walls and the colourful prayer flags. You will feel thrilled to cross the river through small  bridges that are made up of wood. We will continue to ascend besides the tiredness.Hence,we will reach Yak Kharka.

Overnight stay at Yak Kharka.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10: Yak kharka to Thorong Phedi: (4420m/14501ft): 3-4 hours

There are uphills to Thorong Phedi from Yak Kharka. We will be trekking to Thorong Phedi  via Ledar village. The suspension bridges on the trails are amazing to pass by. Furthermore, the astounding views of Mt. Gundang, Mt. Syagang, Thorung Peak and Mt. Khatungkan will overwhelm you. Overnight at Thorong Phedi.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11: Trek to Thorong La (5416m/17764ft) to Muktinath (3,800/12,467ft) then drive to Jomsom: 7 - 8 hours trek, 1 hour drive

Thorong Phedi lies below the Thorong La. So, today we will trek from Thorong Phedi to Thorong La. The magnificent view of the mountain peaks including Annapuna mountain, Damodar himal, Khatung Kang and Yakawa Kang is seen from the Thorong La pass. Furthermore, we will trek to Muktinath – one of the most famous pilgrimage sites of Nepal.  We will be taking photosnaps in every picturesque landscape of the journey. Afterwards, we will drive to Jomsom from Muktinath. Jomsom – having another name as Dzong-Sampa  is very famous place of mountain region for apples. Overnight stay at Jomsom. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara: 25 minutes

We will fly back from Jomsom to the very famous tourist destination of Nepal – Pokhara. We will  have a rest at the hotel. As we will have time, we will explore the lakesides of Phewa Lake. Furthermore, you can take a walk around the local market of the lakeside, Pokhara

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 13: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu: 5-6 hours

Bidding farewell to the marvelous Pokhara, we will drive back to Kathmandu. You will have a good rest at the hotel. Overnight stay at Kathmandu valley.

Meals : Breakfast

Day 14: Final departure

One of our representatives from Oriental journeys will come to receive you at the hotel and escort you to Tribhuvan International Airport before three hours of your flight.

Why 10 Days Short Annapurna Circuit Trek?

The short Annapurna Circuit Trek is designed for people with limited time. It includes all the services and experience that you can have during the standard Annapurna Round trekking. You will have your flexible time in Kathmandu and Pokhara before and after the trekking program.

How hard is Thorong La Pass?

You will have a proper acclimatization at Manang village as a preparation for Thorong La (5416m ) pass. Before crossing the Thorong La Pass, there are two camps called Thorong Phedi (4,500m) and  High Camp (4,800m). You will have your last night at High Camp before crossing ThorongLa. The climb is gradual but being a high pass, you begin early. We recommend adding extra soups and adequate water with your diet to keep the body hydrated throughout the trip.

Is it dangerous to go to Annapurna Circuit Trek?

Begin your trip with proper gear. Keep informed about the weather forecast and consult frequently with your guide to ensure all your safety. Thorung-La (5416m) is one of the highest passes. The descending section of the trail might be slippery due to hard ice. A careful walk with your group helps to be safe. The crossing day will be a long day walk and you might get more tired relative to other days. Risk assessment and preparedness are the most essential aspects of the Annapurna Circuit Trek.

How much does it cost for Annapurna Circuit Trek?

The cost may vary depending on your spending behavior. However, a standard cost of US$100 per day will be enough to trek the Annapurna Circuit trek. It includes, the shared transportation and necessary permits, food and accommodation along the trail.

What kind of training and experience required to go for Annapurna Circuit Trek?

Basically, the Annapurna Circuit Trek is a gradual ascent to one of the highest pass. It will be better to have an experience of high altitude hiking. Otherwise, you will have a day of time to acclimatize at Manang. A day of acclimatization is generally enough for the Annapurna Round trek. No specific training is required for this trek. However, we recommend to keep on practicing for hiking with before coming for trek.

What are the accommodation facilities during the Annapurna circuit tour?

You can expect a 3-star accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara. It includes a twin sharing room with breakfast. However, teahouse lodges are the standard accommodation during the trek days. We provide the best available rooms. The accommodation includes beds with a mattress, a pillow, and a warm blanket. Optionally, you can carry your own sleeping bag to enjoy the sweet dream.

What kinds of Meals and foods are available during the trek?

All the teahouse lodges of Annapurna Circuit trail have attached restaurant. You are highly recommended to use the restaurant in the same lodge that you will be staying. The lodge owner charges a minimum amount of money for the accommodation. So, it is advisable to consume your dinner and breakfast at the same lodge. The food menu includes Pasta, Breads, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, Dal Bhat, soups, fresh seasonal vegetables. Generally, meals are vegetarian. The trip includes all your meals unless mentioned otherwise.

Can I charge my extra batteries and electric gadgets during the trip?

The lodge of Annapurna Circuit trek provides charging outlets for your extra batteries and electric gadgets in most of the places. Just do not forget to carry your adapter with gadgets.  Whenever you get the chance, you can charge it.

What about the communication facilities during Annapurna Round Trek?

You can enjoy taking over your mobile phone and surfing the internet in all places of Annapurna Circuit trek in normal condition.

Can I use my ATM/Credit cards during the trek?

The ATM vending machine in the rural area is not reliable in Nepal. As the mountain areas of Nepal are the remote zones, the ATM facilities are not available in the area. We highly recommend carrying the estimated amount of Nepalese currency in cash while trekking the mountain area.

What is the mode of payment for the Annapurna region Trekking?

We have set terms and conditions for the trip booking and mode of payment. Generally, it demands 20% of trip cost as an advance deposit prior to the trip for the confirmation. You can make a direct payment for the remaining amount in Kathmandu before the trip departs.

How to book the Annapurna Circuit trek?

We accept the booking in months in advance. Advance bookings are advisable to provide enough time for proper understanding and trip planning. The gap in duration provides you enough hours to make trip related queries. However, we also take the last hour looking for some people depending on the preparedness and group size.

What will be the walking distance per day?

The walking hours depend on one’s pace and physical fitness. Even the distances between all the camps are not the same. The gradient, terrain, and altitude affect your walking pace in the mountains. However, an approximate walking hours is 5-6 hours each day.

How can I hire a guide or porter for 10 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek?

Oriental Journeys operate a package trip of Annapurna Circuit Trek. We provide you an English Speaking qualified guide and porter(s) to ensure your safe trekking program. You can send a quick message to us via the quick inquiry form.

Cost Includes

  • Airport picks up & drops
  • Airport taxes
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) including Tea or coffee
  • Accommodation on Guest House (Lodge) during the trekking
  • 2 night’s hotel in Kathmandu on Bed & breakfast plan
  • An English speaking Guide
  • Necessary Porter 1: 2 (one porter for two Guest) the porter will carry (30KG in maximum) your luggage during the trek
  • All Government local Taxes
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Fees
  • (TIMS) Trekker’s Information Management System card
  • Guide and porter salary
  • Guide & Porter insurance during the trekking
  • First Aid kit above 6 pax Compulsory from Agency

Cost Excludes

  • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses
  • Alcoholic Beverage drinks, phone and Laundry
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance, Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and
  • personal effects.
  • Hot Shower
  • Entrance Fees any kind of Temples, Monastery etc
  • Tips and Gratuities

There is no fixed departure trip for this month. You can request for a private group trip.

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