Annapurna Circuit Trek

17 Days

This is one of the most popular treks in the world. This trek is famous for dramatic deep gorges, desolate high mountain passes, fantastic viewpoints (Poon Hill), hot springs, Buddhist and Hindu temples, delightful farming villages, and stunning views of Annapurna summits.

  • 3 star Standard Hotel in cities & Standard Guest House during the trekking
  • Kathmandu
  • Private Luxury Tourist Vehicles and Helicopter
  • Bed and Breakfast Plan


This trek lies within the Annapurna region around the entire Annapurna massifs and includes crossing Thorung La Pass (5,416m), walking by the edge of the world’s deepest gorge (Kaligandaki Gorge), enjoying sunrise views over the Himalayas from Poon Hill, visiting Muktinath temple (a major pilgrimage destination for the Hindus & Buddhists), and refreshing in the hot springs of Tatopani.

We will be traveling through altitudes ranging from 800m to 5,416m taking us through several climatic zones past rice paddy fields, subtropical forests, rural farmland, and glacial zones.

You will be able to view panoramic sceneries of the Himalayas, including Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Mt. Annapurna I (8,091m), Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m), Mt. Annapurna II (7,937 m.), Mt. Annapurna III (7,555m), Mt. Annapurna IV (7,525m), Mt. Annapurna south (7,219m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,041m), Mt. Machhapuchhare (6,998m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441m), Mt. Lamjung Himal (6,986m), Tukuche peak (6,920m), and Tilicho peak (7134m).

This trek provides you the opportunity to learn about the Tibetan way of life that strongly runs in Mustang valleys. There is a slight chance of seeing a snow leopard in Yak Kharka along with blue sheep. We will also stop at Tatopani, where you can take a dip in the famous hot springs.

We will start the trek at Bhulbhule after a scenic drive from Kathmandu, and the route follows the Marsyandghi River Valley taking you through Jagat, Dharapani, Chame, and Pisang. We will be spending a night in all these places.

On our sixth day, we trek to Manang, where we stay for acclimatization to prepare for the crossing of Thorung La pass. After acclimatizing at Manang, we continue the trail and head to Yak Kharka, and on the next day, we hike up to Thorong Phedi and spend the night there.

We leave Thorong Phedi on our ninth day and trek towards Muktinath, and this will be the day you will cross Thorong La Pass (5,416m/17,769ft). Thorong La Pass connects Manang village in the east with Muktinath temple and Ranipauwa village to the west.

After passing the Thorong La Pass, we head down to Muktinath, a sacred pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists. From Muktinath, we drive to Tatopani -famous for hot springs. People believe that hot spring water at Tatopani cures skin diseases. If you like, you can take a dip in this hot water. We will be spending the night at Tatopani.

The next day, we will trek from Tatopani, through lush rhododendron, birch, and magnolia forests, to Ghorepani. We will be spending our night in Ghorepani. The following morning we wake up at Ghorepani and trek for about an hour to reach Poon Hill. Poon Hill is a famous viewpoint known for spectacular views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna (I, II, III, South), Hiuchuli, Nilgiri, Macchapuchre, Tukuche Peak, Dhampus Peak, and Gurja Himal.

After spending some quality time in Poon Hill, we trek to Berithanti and then drive to Pokhara, where we will spend our last night in the trekking region. The following morning we will return to Kathmandu on a tourist bus.

This journey is for trekkers who would like to experience adventurous journeys in the Nepali Himalayan region while enjoying the diversified scenery, geography, and different climate zones. We have other exciting trek packages in the Annapurna region, and if you want, Visit Nepal Holidays can customize your trek.

Trip Highlights

  • Pass by the yak pastures
  • Natural hot springs at Tatopani where you can choose to take a dip
  • Jomsom - the headquarter of Mustang
  • A day at tourist hub Pokhara
  • Spectacular views of Mt. Annapurna, Thorung Peak, Nilgiri, Chulu West, and Chulu East, Tukuche Peak, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV
  • Visit the beautiful Manang district
  • Magnificent lakes, glaciers, deep gorges, and stunning waterfalls
  • Visit Muktinath (a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists) known for 108 stone faucets, and eternal flame
  • Cross Thorong La Pass at 5,416 meters
  • Visit Barge Monastery, the largest monastery in the Manang district
  • Poon Hill Viewpoint (3,210 m)


Welcome to Kathmandu! Upon your arrival, our representative will warmly receive you at the airport and bring you to your hotel. You’ll meet your trek guide at the hotel and discuss the itinerary in detail.

The guide will begin preparing your TIMS, Annapurna Conservation Area permit, and other permits. While your guide is busy obtaining the permits, you can choose to rest at the hotel or embark on a scenic, cultural tour of the historic Kathmandu valley.
If you wish to indulge in a sightseeing tour of the valley, we can arrange a private tour with an experienced tour guide. The tour begins with a visit to Swayambhunath, one of the UNESCO Heritage sites located atop a hill at the heart of the city. The tour moves towards Kathmandu Durbar Square, an age-old palace site with numerous temples. Afterward, you’ll drive towards Pashupatinath temple and witness the most revered Hindu temple in Nepal. The tour will end with a visit to Boudhanath, the largest spherical Stupa in the country. Overnights stay in Kathmandu.

After early breakfast, you’ll embark on a commute towards Besi Sahar. It takes around 6 hours to reach Besi Sahar in the Lamjung district. Besi Sahar is the starting point of the Annapurna Circuit route. From Besi Sahar, you can view mountains like Annapurna II, Machhapuchhre, and Lamjung Himal.

Leaving Besi Sahar, you’ll drive uphill through the narrow road leading towards Bhulbule via Khudi. You’ll advance towards the nearby village of Ngadi and shortly reach Bahundanda. Overnights stay in Bahundanda.

Leaving Bahundanda, you’ll begin heading northwards along with the traditional mid-western villages and forested path towards Chyamje. En route to Chamje, you’ll hike towards Nyingma Pa, a highly revered Buddhist site. After almost 7hr of the trek, you’ll arrive at Chamje village resting beside the massive Marsayangdi River.

Leaving Lamjung, you’ll move your way towards Manang District. From Chamje, the trail crosses a rocky path along the Marsayangdi River and enters the Tal village. Tal is the first village you’ll enter while trekking into the Manang district. Here on, you’ll be traversing inside Manang. The trail continues and reaches Dharapani (1890m), a Tibetan-styled village with Buddhist adherents. Overnight in Dharapani.

Leaving Dharapani, you’ll begin climbing the trail leading towards Tyanja. You’ll encounter lush forests along the trail. After a brief hike, you’ll reach Kopar and have lunch. Afterward, you’ll begin trekking towards Chame. Here, you can catch the natural sight of Annapurna II. If you choose, you can take a dip into the small hot springs for relaxation.

Leaving Chame, the trail advances through deep forests towards a steep and narrow valley. After crossing two long bridges, you’ll find the beautiful view of Paungda Danda’s Rock face. A short trek from here, you’ll arrive at Pisang village.

Leaving Pisang, the trail goes along the Marsayangdi River. Instead of taking a northern route, you’ll take a southern way to reach Mungji. The vegetation will start getting sparse here on. The inhabitants of the valley mostly account for yak breeders. Walking along the Marsayangdi River, you’ll reach Mungji. The trail goes directly towards Hongde village. The trail continues along the beautiful but partially hidden village of Braga that leads to Manang.

Today, you’ll spend the day acclimatizing and exploring the beautiful Manang valley. You will find many lodges, shops, and a museum in Manang. The people here mostly indulge in yak herding. Formerly, they used to embark with Yak Caravan for salt trade with the neighboring Tibet. If your body is fit to travel, you can consider making a side trip to Khangsar and Shree Kharka. You can take a short 2-3 hours hike to Khangsar and Shree Kharka.

Leaving Manang, you’ll begin trekking uphill through the rugged path towards Tenki village. The villages in the area resemble that of Tibet with flat-roof and thick stone walls. You’ll cross a stream and climb towards Tenki village. You’ll continue walking beside Marsayangdi valley and head northwest towards Jar Sang Khola valley. The trail passes along the Yak pastures and juniper trees to reach Ghunsang village, a typical Tibetan-styled village. After crossing a small river, you’ll head towards Yak Kharka. The term ‘Yak Kharka’ basically means yak pasture.

From Yak Kharka, you’ll make your way towards Churi Ledar and then to Thorong Phedi. You’ll trek almost 6km and climb 400m in elevation. In a high-altitude region, you will not find any vegetation along the trail. You’ll soon be approaching the permanent snowline today. Crossing Churi Ledar, you’ll begin climbing for almost 3hr to reach Thorong Phedi. Thorong Phedi lies just below Thorong La Pass, the highest mountain pass in the region.

The day starts early mainly because it’s essential to cross the Thorong la Pass before the weather becomes harsh in the latter part of the day. Leaving Thorong Phedi, you’ll begin climbing the rocky ridge to head towards Thorong High Camp. You’ll start encountering thick snow as you start heading towards the top. Once at the top, you can enjoy the majestic panorama of Himalayan peaks lying inside Tibet. You’ll start heading down to the other side and enter Mustang District. You’ll see more of a desert-like landscape once you enter Mustang. Heading down to the base of the pass, you’ll reach the famous pilgrimage site of Muktinath. Muktinath Temple is revered by both Hindus and Buddhists.

You’ll get up early morning and begin exploring the temple. The temple boasts 108 stone taps that are used by the incoming pilgrims to take a bath. After breakfast, you’ll start heading down the Kali Gandaki Valley. Although sparsely populated, you will find an excellent pitch-black road leading to Marpha. Vast canyons cover the valley. You’ll walk along the Kali Gandaki River to reach Jomsom.

From Jomsom, we take a flight to Pokhara early in the morning. At Pokhara, we will spend the day sightseeing at various landmarks like Phewa Lake, Davis Fall, and Mahendra Gufa (cave) as well as go shopping. In the evening, you can have lunch at one of the finest diners around Lakeside. Enjoy the evening as you celebrate your successful journey.

Today, you’ll drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. While bidding farewell to Pokhara city, you’ll get an uninterrupted view of Annapurna I and Machhapuchhre at a distance. The drive may last around 6 hours. Once at Kathmandu, you’ll be escorted to your hotel. And, in the evening you will enjoy a farewell dinner with us.

Today, Our representative will drop you off at the airport.






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