Duration: 20 days

Annapurna Circuit Trek is considered one of the most acclaimed treks in the entire world, owing to the beguiling scenery and other diverse features including hundreds of varieties of flora and fauna that are well-conserved in the Annapurna Area Conservation Project (ACAP) premises. Let our expert guides at Orbit Alpine Adventures accompany you on this trip and there is nothing you need to care about except for unleashing the adventurer in you and moving along the fascinating trail at your own pace.

During our Annapurna Circuit trek you can immerse yourself as much as you want in the lovely Himalayan environment. After starting the trek at Bhulbhule we will follow the raging Marsyangdi River upstream until we reach its headwaters, then continue to Thorung La Pass via Manang and Yak Kharka, and finally descend to Jomsom via Muktinath and Kagbeni. From Jomsom we can either fly or drive to Kathmandu via Pokhara. However, we highly recommend spending a couple of days in Pokhara, simply relaxing or if you want more adventure, indulging in adventure sports like paragliding, zip-line and bungee jumping.

Among the remarkable features of the Annapurna Circuit Trek are mesmeric views of numerous Himalayan peaks over 6000m, not to forget three eight thousanders, viz. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu, the glacial lake in Manang, and the culturally rich villages of Manang, Jomsom and Muktinath, where you can witness a peculiar co-existence among followers of Hindu and Buddhist religions.

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, check into hotel.

    Day 02: Full day sightseeing of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley.

    Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Beshisahar (830 m | 2,723 ft) by bus. Drive a little further and hike up to Bahundanda (1,430 m | 4,691 ft). Stay overnight at a guest house.

    Day 04: Bahundanda to Chamje (1,560 m | 5,118 ft). The approximate walking duration is 5 to 6 hours today; stay overnight at a guest house.

    Day 05: Chamje to Dharapani (1,810 m | 5,938 ft). Today you will walk for around 5 to 6 hours. Stay overnight at a guest house.

    Day 06: Dharapani to Chame (2,725 m | 8,940 ft). The approximate walking duration is about 6 hours. Stay overnight at a guest house.

    Day 07: Chame to Pisang (3,190 m | 10,466 ft). The approximate walking duration is 5 to 6 hours; stay overnight at a guest house.

    Day 08: Pisang to Manang (3,500 m | 11,483 ft). The approximate walking duration on this day is about 5 to 6 hours; stay overnight at a guest house.

    Day 09: Acclimatization in Manang. We rest for the day in Manang, one of the most beautiful places in the Himalayas. During the day you can walk around and take very short hikes to enjoy the beauty of the place. Stay overnight at a guest house.

    Day 10: Manang to Yak Kharka (4,090 m | 13,418 ft). Today you will walk for about 4 hours; stay overnight at a guest house.

    Day 11: Yak Kharka to Thorung Phedi (4,441 m | 14,570 ft). The approximate walking duration is about 4 hours; overnight stay at a guest house.

    Day 12: Thorung Phedi to Muktinath (3,802 m | 11,512 ft) via Thorung-La Pass (5,416 m | 17,769 ft), a spectacular high-pass and one of the highlights of this trek. The approximate walking duration is a little more than eight hours. Stay overnight at a guest house.

    Day 13: Muktinath to Jomsom via Kagbeni (2,665 m | 8,743 ft). You will walk for a little under 6 hours; overnight stay at a guest house.

    Day 14: Jomsom to Ghasa (2,080 m | 6,824 ft). The approximate walking duration is a little six hours. Stay overnight at a guest house.

    Day 15: Ghasa to Tatopani ( 1,110 m | 3, 641 ft). Tatopani means ‘hot water’, a name coming from a natural hotspring found in the region. The walking duration on this day is less than 6 hours; stay overnight at a guest house.

    Day 16: Tatopani to Shikha (1,935 m | 5,859 ft). Today you will walk a little more than 5 hours; stay overnight at a guest house.

    Day 17: Shikha to Ghorepani (2,834 m | 9,298 ft) at the base of Poon Hill. Today you will walk for a little under five hours and stay overnight at a guest house.

    Day 18: Ghorepani (2,834 m | 9,298 ft) to Poon Hill (3,210 m | 10,531 ft). Later, trek to Nayapul and drive for about an hour to Pokhara by car. The approximate walking duration is 6 hours today. Stay overnight at a 3-star hotel.

    Day 19: Fly or drive to Kathmandu. The approximate driving duration is a little under 7 hours and the flight time is about 30 minutes. Stay overnight stay at a 3-star hotel. The dinner will be hosted for you by Orbit Alpine Adventures.

    Day 20: Airport transfer for your travel onwards.

    • Total trip duration in Nepal: 20 nights 21 days.
    • Trek grade: Moderately adventurous.
    • Trek duration: 16 nights 17 days
    • Maximum altitude: 5,416 m at Thorung La
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