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Annapurna Circuit Trekking | 11 days Itinerary | Cost

Duration 11 Days Difficulty5,416mm

Are you looking for an affordable and quality package for Annapurna Circuit Trekking?

Arguably the most popular trekking route of Nepal, the Annapurna Circuit Trek takes you around the entire Annapurna Mountain Range. You will begin from 800 meters and reach an elevation of 5416 meters. You will traverse through diverse landscapes and human cultural settlements.

On this trek of Annapurna Circuit, you’ll experience a variety of cultures, traverse through forests, fields, and rocky ridges, and discover many naturally exotic places. The trek will last for about 11 days as you go around the Annapurna Range exploring it from all directions.

On the way during Annapurna Circuit Trekking
Hiking the Annapurna circuit

You’ll also visit popular destinations like Muktinath, Jomsom and Poon Hill as well. Most importantly, you’ll walk across the Thorang La Pass, one of the highest passes of the world. Our Annapurna Circuit Trek Package will cover all your trekking requirements. It is designed to meet all of your expectations on the tour.

Related trek: Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Some Trip Highlights on Annapurna Circuit Trek

  • Crossing the world’s highest pass, Thorong La Pass at 5,416 meters.
  • Majestic mountain views of the Annapurna range, Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt Macchapuchchhre.
  • Diverse landscapes, rich Tibetan cultures, astonishing Buddhist monasteries.

A short glimpse of Annapurna Circuit Trekking.

 

 

Why plan your Annapurna Circuit Trek via a Travel Agency?

  • Everything including the accommodations and required permits will be managed by the travel and trekking agency if you are planning to hike as a group.
  • Travel agencies are well equipped with required tools and professional guides trained to handle any kind of situation in case of any bad circumstances.
  • Your heavy luggage and baggings will be carried by local porters. Trekking in groups is always safer than solo travel. It may be expensive to some extent but it’s worth paying some extra bucks.

What do you need to know about Annapurna Circuit Trekking?

  • The Annapurna Circuit Trip will be hard and tough. You need to be healthy and fit as the trip will include trekking through difficult trails. If you choose a travel agency like us, the trek will definitely be easier.
  • There is always the risk of Altitude Sickness. We guarantee the rescue service in case of an emergency.
  • Taking less load of things with yourself is always recommended.
  • Carrying a basic medical toolkit for first aid is recommended.
  • If you are planning a trek the Annapurna circuit, you probably want to get travel insurance.

North Nepal Travel and Trek will always be with you from the planning to the departure phase of the trip. You can rely on us with confidence.

Annapurna Circuit Trekking trail map

Annapurna Circuit trekking trail map
Map of Annapurna circuit trek route

Overview of 11 days Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary?

  • Day 1: Pokhara to Chame (2710m)
  • Day 2: Chame to Pisang (3300m) 5-6 hrs
  • Day 3: Upper Pisang to Nagwal and Nagwal to Manang (3540m) 6-7 hrs
  • Day 4: Exploring Manang
  • Day 5: Manang to Yak Khraka (4110m) 3-4 hrs
  • Day 6: Yak Kharka to Thorung Phedi (4600m) 3-4 hrs
  • Day 7: Thorung Phedi to Thorang La Pass (5416m) to Muktinath (3710m) 7-8 hrs
  • Day 8: Muktinath to Marpha (2670m) 5-6 hrs
  • Day 9: Drive to Tatopani (1200m) 3 hrs
  • Day 10: Tatopani to Ghorepani (2850m) 7-8 hrs
  • Day 11: Ghorepani-Poon Hill-Nayapul-Pokhara

Some features of Annapurna Region Trekking

– Discover diverse cultures

Exploration of Tibetan culture is another important aspect of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. You’ll visit monasteries and Chortens which are some sacred places of Buddhists. In addition, you’ll get familiar with the Sherpa living in the Himalayas and their livelihood. Moreover, you’ll also know about Hinduism as you visit one of their most holy places i.e., the Muktinath Temple.

Muktinath temple is also one of the leading destinations of this trek. The holy temple of Muktinath is a popular destination among the Hindu as well as Buddhist pilgrims. However, other tourists also go there to see the historical and sacred temple. It is an immensely popular Vishnu temple situated in the Muktinath Valley at the bottom of the Thorang La mountain pass. Around 108 water spouts surround the temple premises.

– Traverse assorted landscapes

Annapurna Circuit Trek passes through four districts of Nepal. We go counter-clockwise around the Annapurna Massif as we move through Chame, Manang, Muktinath, Jomsom, Tatopani, and Ghorepani, among other places. The circuit encompasses forests, rivers, hills, valleys, and mountains across Midwest to the northern part of Nepal. Along with Annapurna, the trail also provides some magnificent views of other mountains like Manaslu, Nilgiri, and Dhaulagiri. Furthermore, places such as Poon Hill provide glimpses of other mountains like Machhapuchhre, Himchuli, and Lamjung Himal.

The ideal times to visit are the months of September, October, and November. Also, February, March, April, and May are equally good times for the trek. These months of autumn and spring provide favorable weather to enjoy the trekking. We offer guides that will accompany you throughout the journey. Moreover, we provide Annapurna Circuit Trek at an unbeatable price.

Annapurna Circuit Trek package can be customized as per your needs. You decide what is best & we’ll take care of the rest

  • The itinerary mentioned is a standard guideline. We can readily modify it according to your needs and requirements.
  • The cost of the trek can also be changed according to your group size, needs, and time boundary.
  • You can easily add additional activities to the Itinerary. You just have to let us know before confirming the trip.
  • This trip can also start in the capital city of Kathmandu. You have to let us know if you want to begin there. In that case, the Itinerary will extend by a few days. Consequently, the cost will also increase.
  • The addition or removal of activities will increase or decrease the cost of the trip respectively. This will be done through mutual understanding between the agency and the client(s).
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TRIP DETAILS
  • Duration 11 Days
  • Activities Trekking
  • Pickup Point Besisahar
  • Best time to visit Sep, Oct, Nov
  • Max-Altitude 5,416mm
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Group Size Min. 2Pax
  • Tour Type Private and group tour
ACCOMODATION

Hotels, Tea Houses and Lodges

Itinerary

On the first day, we get on a tourist bus that will take us to Besishahar. It takes about 3 hours to reach there. From Besishahar, we take a 4-hour Jeep ride to Chame.

We follow a narrow path through dense forest and then along a steep rocky trail. We pass through Telekhu, Bhrathang and cross a bridge to reach the south bank of Marshyangdi River. We then walk along a gentle climb northward with the view of Annapurna 2 at our backs. We finally reach the town at Upper Pisang, where we spend the night.

We hike towards the Tibetan-styled village of Braga. There is also a Gumba that is quite stunning, which is the largest in the district. After walking for about 6-7 hours, we finally reach Manang.

It is crucial to acclimatize at high altitude. So, we spend the day exploring the town as there are several places worth visiting.

It is a gentle climb to the village of Tenki, and we continue to climb out of the Marsyangdi valley. The route further passes through the village of Gunsang. After that, you will walk across grasslands that are the grazing places of yaks. After crossing a bridge and walking for some time, we will reach the village of Yak Kharka.

After walking uphill for a while, we cross a suspension bridge and then reach the village of Ledar. We climb upward further until we reach Thorang Phedi.

We will walk up a steep slope towards one of the highest passes in the world; Thorang La pass. After reaching the pass, we walk downhill to the Muktinath valley where we spend the night.

In the morning, we visit the popular Vishnu Temple and also the Gumba nearby. Then, we start descending down for about 4 to 5 hours until we reach Marpha.

We get on a Jeep from Marpha and drive to Tatopani which takes approximately 3 hours.

We walk uphill across terraced farmland with endless views of the mountains. We pass through the villages of Shikha, Chitre and across forests of rhododendron. After hiking uphill for about 8 hours, we reach the beautiful village situated on the ridge.

We start early to catch the sunrise from Poon Hill. It is about an hour walk to the top of the hill. After enjoying the view, we return back to Ghorepani. We then have our breakfast and start descending. We pass through Ulleri, Tikhedhunga, Birethanti and finally reach Nayapul after 7 hours. From there, we take a ride back to Pokhara, which takes about 1.5 hours.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  •  Airport and hotels transfer by private car/van (depends on group size).
  • All meal (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and Tea/ Coffee) during the trek.
  • Tea house/Lodge accommodation during the trek( sharing basis).
  • Kathmandu – Besisahar by private car/van (depends on group size).
  • Besisahar-Chame and at the end of the trek Nayapul-Pokhara by Jeep
  • Professional English speaking, Eco Trained trekking guide his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine, transportation, etc. (one porter for two people).
  • The company guarantees the rescue services in case of an emergency; please hand over your insurance policy copy to us.
  • All the necessary paper works and conservation entry permit (Trekking permit / TIMS card etc.)
  • Sleeping Bag and Trekking poles (to be returned after trip completion).
  • First Aid Medical Kit Box.
  • Government taxes and VAT.
  • Nepali food farewell dinner party.
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu transfer by Luxury Tourist Coach
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Other transportation except Included in the section.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Additional costs or delays caused by management out of control like landscape, bad weather conditions, in case of itinerary modification with a view to a safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability raises strike, moment, etc.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on including section.

FAQs

  • Crossing the world’s widest pass, the Thorong La Pass at 5,416 meters.
  • Majestic mountain views of the Annapurna range, Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt Macchapuchchhre.
  • Seeing the world’s deepest gorge, the Kali Gandaki gorge, Varying landscapes, local mountain villages, and Buddhist monasteries

8 Reviews to “Annapurna Circuit Trekking | 11 days Itinerary | Cost”

    • Mireia C

    I have enjoyed a lot the Annapurna Round. It had being a very good experience and with a very good people and guide. Don’t miss it.


    Rating: 5 / 5

    • Angus

    The Annapurna Circuit is something I have wanted to try for more than half a lifetime, however I’m now a father traveling with my wife (we’re both over 50) and 3 kids (ages 18, 15 and 13). Everyone’s got an agenda, but the biggest obstacles would be taking on the circuit in the 11 days that we had available for the trek, my wife’s concerns about hiking at high altitudes, the kids varying levels of enthusiasm for such an endeavor and the fact that we would have to travel in June, the beginning of monsoon season.

    When I laid these concerns out over a string of emails with North Nepal’s manager, Mohan raj Bhandari, he responded quickly, demonstrated engagement and expertise with my questions, and worked through the issues and concerns one-by-one. Was Annapurna the right trek for us? What about Nar Phu? What about Manaslu? I was later to learn that his depth of expertise comes not only from having scheduled treks with so many customers, but he also gets out of the office and does the treks himself to experience the trails firsthand. He came along on our trip, not as a guide but as a porter and as an agency manager to see how his arrangements came to fruition.

    With regards to those arrangement, North Nepal was clear from the get-go about the nature of the packages available. Mohan understood that I was torn between the independent backpacker mentality of going from lodge to lodge and, since I had kids with relatively small appetites, the need to pay-as-you-go for food, and the desire to make the experience as pleasurable and do-able as possible for those very kids. In the event, I never felt pressured to undertake an expense I wasn’t comfortable with and the combination of working directly with the tea house owners, having the North Nepal team help with discussions (and frankly the fact that there were very few other trekkers on that route in June) made the expenses very reasonable.

    The Route: The 11 day trek began with a long bus and jeep trip to Chame, with 3-6 hour treks for the following days until we came to Day 10, on which we would be waking up at 4 am to ascend from 14,500′ to 17,600′ (about a 1000m ascent). This would be our day to hike over Thorung La, the highest pass in the world and a place where breath comes short. This was a day my wife had been very concerned about. However, we had practiced on hikes on our acclimatization day and on a side trip up to Tilicho Lake (15,000′) so had a reasonable idea how we might fare at these higher elevations. In the event, only my youngest daughter needed a horse until the pass with the rest of us doing fine through the morning mist. We spent the rest of the day going down, down, down into Muktinath (12,000′), and had a celebratory dinner. Day 11 was supposed to be a short hop back to Pohkara from a nearby airfield, but the clouds had come to stay and no planes were going to be landing, so we piled into a jeep with the North Nepal team and sloshed back to Pokhara over mud-soaked roads for 11 white-knuckled hours.

    Overall, North Nepal did wonderfully. They brought professionalism to clear communication, transparent planning, trustworthy financial transactions, impeccable personnel on trail, and an appreciation of the kind of trip we were hoping to have. I will certainly come back to Mohan and North Nepal when we’re in the neighborhood again.


    Rating: 5 / 5

    • Neha

    Nice experience
    Neeraj was our guide & was really helpful throughout the journey. Really liked the overall experience with the company. It’s a beautiful place.


    Rating: 5 / 5

    • Jarek

    Helpful friend
    Even in monsoon time Mohan the guide was able to make our hiking very fascinating and we didn’t miss any beautiful Anapurna view. He helped us when my friend got sick. Since then we are friends. I hope to come back one day and go higher to the montains with Mohan and North Nepal


    Rating: 5 / 5

    • Alexi

    Annapurna Circuit Trek
    Mohan, Bharat and their team were fantastic. Mohan went above and beyond to make an extremely competitive price and ensured that we enjoyed ourselves on the trek with having the worry of meals taken care of and accommodation. Especially in the busy time of year there were a few times that accommodation was hard to come by but our guide had gone to great length to make sure we had a place to eat, sleep with a lot of other comforts like hot showers available. The circuit exceeded all expectation, with the help of Mohan and his team. Couldn’t recommend them enough


    Rating: 5 / 5

    • Chenyi

    “Unforgettable Boone Mountain + ABC 12-Day Walking Tour”
    Our team of 8 people successfully completed the 12-day walking tour of the Boone Mountain Loop + Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) with the help of Ananda and his partners. It is a dream experience for us and unforgettable Memories. The beautiful scenery along the road has always attracted our footsteps. The snow-capped mountains and the blooming azaleas are side by side. It is indeed a veritable international hiking route. They spent 12 days with Ananda, and along the way, every bit was memorable. These simple Nepalese friends are friendly, attentive, and responsible. They arrange people to lead the team every day. Some people finally close the team, silently guarding the safety of each of us, seeing the beauty, and taking pictures for us. Ananda is an excellent team leader and dedicated tour guide. He is very familiar with the line and can communicate in some Chinese and fluent English. After arriving at the inn every day, we worked hard to arrange our food and accommodation and patiently and carefully communicated the next day Features of the route and itinerary, thank you very much! Looking forward to the next trip to Nepal!


    Rating: 5 / 5

    • Derek

    Annapurna Circuit
    North Nepal Travel & Trek helped me get set up to do the Annapurna Circuit and the owner, Mohan, was able to answer every question I had about the route and make suggestions on side treks I could o along the way as well, such as the Tilicho Lake Trek which was gorgeous! He is very knowledgeable on all the treks in Nepal as he was a guide himself for 10 years before taking ownership of North Nepal Travel & Trek. For my next trip to Nepal I will 100% be organizing all my activities through them. Cheers Mohan!


    Rating: 5 / 5

    • Laxmi

    Breathtaking views!
    What a fantastic trip organized by North Nepal trek (Mohan) and his guide made it very easy and stress free. All the way from organizing to going on the Annapurna trek. Thank you for taking such a care in all you do, i so appreciate your expertise & willingness to go above the beyond to create wonderful experience for your customers. I will definitely come back Nepal soon with my friends for another trek.


    Rating: 5 / 5

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