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Annapurna Circuit for 16 Days

Annapurna Circuit for 16 Days

The Annapurna Circuit is a trek within the Annapurna mountain range of central Nepal. The total length of the route varies between 160–230 km depending on where motor transportation is used and where the trek is ended. This trek crosses two different river valleys and encircles the Annapurna massive....

Duration: 16 Days
Accommodation Hotels/Tea House Lodges
Activity Trekking to Nepal
Trip Grading: Moderate
Trip Start: Kathmandu (TIA)
Trip End: Kathmandu (TIA)
Transportation Private
Region Annapurna Region

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Trip Overview

The Annapurna Circuit is a trek within the Annapurna mountain range of central Nepal. The total length of the route varies between 160–230 km depending on where motor transportation is used and where the trek is ended. This trek crosses two different river valleys and encircles the Annapurna massive. The path reaches its highest point at Thorung La pass (5416m/17769 ft), touching the edge of the Tibetan Plateau. The mountain scenery, seen at close quarters includes the Annapurna Massif (Annapurna I- IV), Dhualagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Gangapurna, tilicho peak, Pisang peak and Paungda Danda. The trek begins at Besisahar or Bhulbule in the Marshyangdi river valley and concludes in the Kali Gandaki Gorge.

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu

    Upon arrival, a representative from Mountain Leaders will receive you at the Airport and transfer to the hotel. Depending upon your arrival time, we will arrange for activities for the day. In the evening, you will enjoy the welcome dinner alongside a lovely cultural performance program. We will be staying at Kathmandu.

  • Day 2 Kathmandu to Besisahar to Khudi (7 hours)

    After breakfast, we start our journey through the roads of Trisuli River and after 3 hours’ drive we will reach Mugling. We will then head towards Besisahar and half hours’ drive from Besisahar takes us to Khudi- the starting point of trek. We will be staying at Lodge.

  • Day 3 Khudi to Bahundanda

    Our first day trek starts from Khudi which involves a few suspension bridges, waterfalls and subtropical forest. On the way to bahundada you can see the Tamang village Taranche. We will be staying at Bahundada.

  • Day 4 Bahundada to Chamje

    On the second day we will trek through villages and lush forests followed by Marsyangdi River and we will then reach Syange but after Syange the climb gets tougher up to Jagat. From here we will a steep climb to Chamje. We will be staying at Chamje.

  • Day 5 Chamje to Dharapani

    After breakfast we will headed towards the Manang region through fields of corn, barley and potatoes and then through Bamboo and rhododendrons. You can see the village namely Tal which lies next to sandy beach and river at the base of a large Waterfall. While hiking you may have to pass to a large group of Caravan. We will be staying at Dharapani.

  • Day 6 Dharapani to Koto guide le vaneko Chame

    On this day we will proceed to Koto leaving Dharapani. On the way you can see the beautiful views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II and Annapurna IV. We will be staying at Koto.

  • Day 7 Chame to Pisang

    We will cross through suspension bridge as the trails opens up we get surrounded by Himalayan peaks. We found ourselves in U-shaped valley of Manang between two giants snow peaks. After walking few hours we will then reach Pisang. We will be staying at Pisang.

  • Day 8 Pisang to Manang sacred cave ( 1 hour) and then manang

    Today we will trek to Manang - situated in the broad valley of the Marshyangdi River to the north of the Annapurna mountain range. We will be staying at Manang.

  • Day 9 Manang – Acclimatization day

    On this day we will take rest because and tiring trek with high Altitude. You can also visit at the Himalayan Rescue Association to learn more about Mountain Sickness. We will be staying at Manang.

  • Day 10 Mannag to Yak Kharka

    On this day, we will continue to climb out of the Marshyangdi valley to valley of jarsang Khola. The trail then goes through meadows where horses and yaks graze. After crossing a small river on a wooden bridge, the trail continues to an old ancient Mani wall and reaches another small village of Yak Kharka. We will be staying at Yak Kharka.

  • Day 11 Yak Kharka to Thorung Phedi

    We will head towards Thorung Phedi which is a small busy settlement for tired trekkers and climbers. Today we will take rest at Thorung Phedi to sleep rather than risky sleep in higher altitude in High Camp. We will be staying at Thorung Phedi.

  • Day 12 Thorung Phedi to Thorung La (5416 m) - Muktinath

    Today we will reach the Annapurna Circuit crossing the Famous high pass, Thorung La. Upon setting sun we will be at Muktinath – an important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhist. We will be staying at Muktinath.

  • Day 13 Muktinath to Jomsom

    Early morning, after breakfast we will head towards Jomsom through Kali Gandaki River. We will be staying at Jomsom.

  • Day 14 Jomsom- Pokhara

    After breakfast, we will head towards Pokhara. The rest of the day is free so you can visit famous lake sides of Pokhara in the evening. We will be staying at Pokhara.

  • Day 15 Pokhara to Kathmandu

    Early morning after breakfast, we will drive back to Kathmandu. The rest of the day is free so you have enough time for shopping. We will be staying at Kathmandu.

  • Day 16 Departure from Kathmandu

    After breakfast, as per your flight schedule, our representative from Mountain leaders will transfer you to the airport from where you will fly towards your next destination.

Whats Include

Included in cost

  • International airport pick up and drop by private Transport.
  • Trekking starting and ending by private transport
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast, double sharing room
  • Hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast, double sharing room
  • All transportation during tour by private transport.
  • Government licensed holder city tour guide
  • Government licenses holder English speaking city tour guide Kathmandu.
  • Government licensed holder trekking guide and necessary porters.
  • All government taxes.
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information management System)
  • Annapurna Conservation area project (ACAP)

Not included in cost

  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Boating in Pokhara Phewa Lake.
  • All entrance fees during the city sightseeing.
  • Personal expenses (phone, internet, laundry, beverages etc.)
  • Other unexpected cost due to delay, strike etc.
  • International and domestic air fare and tax.
  • Tips for guide, staff and driver.
  • Anything is not included in cost includes section

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