Annapurna Circuit Trek

Duration: 12 Days Price from: US$1475
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Difficult
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: As per Itinerary
  • Food: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner(BLD)
  • Accommodation: Hotel and teahouse
  • Group Size: Min 1 Pax
  • Max Elevation: 5,416 m/17,770 ft
  • Best Time: March - May & October - November


  • Adventurous trails
  • Picturesque villages
  • Explore beautiful Manang village
  • Visit centuries old monastery and caves
  • Get to experience rich culture and unique lifestyle of locals
  • Cross challenging Thorong La Pass
  • Visit sacred Muktinath Temple
  • Scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara
  • Witness stunning views of Himalayan mountain like Annapurna range, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Fishtail, Lamjung Himal, Pisang Peak, Thorong Peak, Mt. Syangang, Mt. Gundang, etc

About Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek is the most stimulating and adventurous trek in the Annapurna region. This trek presents a life-changing experience and the most captivating views of nature. From the first day of Annapurna Circuit Trekking, you will get amazed by the beauty of this region. Traversing through thrilling hillsides, tall snow-capped mountains, and dense forests, you explore the Annapurna region. Opened in 1977, Annapurna Circuit Trek is a very popular trekking trail among travel enthusiasts. The trails moves in an anti-clockwise direction. Beginning from Besishahar, you cross challenging Thorong La Pass and descends to Jomsom Valley.

Annapurna Circuit Trek 16 Days presents tropical to freezing alpine zone. In 16 days, you will not only explore the most quaint mountain villages and witness tempting views, but also get to experience distinct culture and tradition. People from many communities stay in the Annapurna region. You get to interact with them and look into their lifestyle. Along with that, you also get to see diverse vegetation and wildlife. Annapurna Circuit Trekking is a perfect blend of adventure, experience, and gateway.

Annapurna Circuit Trek is a bit challenging trek. You need to be in good health and physical fitness to go on this trek. Previous experience is needed to go on Annapurna Circuit Trek 16 Days. The trek offers tempting views of many Himalayan mountains like Annapurna range (8,091 m), Lamjung Himal (6,983 m), Pisang Peak (6,091 m), Thorong Peak (5,416 m), Mt. Fishtail (6,993 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), etc. To know more about the package and our departure dates get in touch with us at any time. We would love to assist you.


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One of our representatives will pick you up from the Airport and take you to the hotel. Rest and get refreshed. Later, in the evening, you meet with other team members over traditional welcome dinner and cultural dance. Stroll some time in the colorful and lively streets of Thamel and end your day. 

  • Meals: Welcome dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
Today, you will go on a sightseeing tour for various UNESCO World Heritage Sites. After having breakfast, you meet with your tour guide and drive to the sites. You visit places like Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, Swayambhunath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Later, in the day, you will also prepare for the trek. 
  • Meals: Breakfast only
  • Accommodation: Hotel
A scenic drive leads you to Jagat. During the drive, you get to witness rolling green hills, small settlements, and terraced farms.
  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
From Jagat, you ascend and rach Chamche. Crossing a thrilling suspension bridge, you reach Tal. Tal is a beautiful village located at the bank of the Marshyangdi river. The trail gradually ascends to Dharapani crossing several bridges. 
  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
Following, a trail through pine, fir, oak, and maple forests, you reach Chame. Chame is the headquarter of the Manang district. Enjoying wonderful views of Annapurna range and Lamjung Himal, you move ahead. On the way, you come across a small hot spring, where you can take a short break and relax. 
  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
Trekking through a steep narrow valley, you head towards Upper Pisang. the trail offers superb views of Paungda Danda rock face, Annapurna II, and Pisang Peak. Further, you descend to the Manang Valley Floor and move towards Upper Pisang. You also pass through heaven get today. 
  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

The trail ascends via Geru village along with presenting amazing views of Annapurna range, Tilicho Peak, and Pisang Peak. You will trek through Tibetan settlement and reach Manang. You get to see excellent views of Ngawal (3,660 m).

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
The day begins early in the morning. Have a warm breakfast and gear yourself. Hiking on a rugged path, you reach stunning Ice Lake. From here, you get to witness surreal landscape views. After spending some time, you descend back to the teahouse. 
  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
Today, you will visit the ancient Braga monastery and explore the village. You can also visit the Himalayan Rescue Association, where you get to know more about altitude sickness. Spend the rest of the day interacting with locals and learning about their lifestyle.
  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
The trail leads you to Sri Kharka. From here, you descend to Khangsar village and pass through a thousand years old monastery, Tare Gumma. The trail moves along a rock wall and crosses a bridge over Thorong Khola Valley. Further, you ascend and reach Yak Kharka from where you can see excellent views of several Himalayan mountains. 
  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
The trail climbs to Thorong Phedi from where wonderful landscape views can be seen. On the way, you get to witness stunning views of Thorong Peak, Mt. Syangang, Mt. Gundang, and other mountains.
  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
It is going to be a tough and long day. Following a steep path, you ascend to Thorong La Pass. It is one of the most challenging passes of the Annapurna region. From the top of this pass, you get to see excellent views of Himalayas. Further, the trail descends to Muktinath, a sacred temple of Hindus and Buddhists. 
  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
The trail today leads you to Jomsom, a beautiful village. On the way, you get to see the desert-like landscape. From Muktinath, the trail drops down to Kagbeni and follows the Kali Gandaki river. On the way, you get to see the deepest gorge in the world, Kali Gandaki gorge. 
  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
After having breakfast, you take a scenic flight back to Pokhara. During the flight, you get to see aerial views of the Himalayan mountains. Upon landing at the airport, you move to the hotel Rest of the day is free for you to relax and explore around. 
  • Meals: Breakfast only
  • Accommodation: Hotel
Today, you fly back to Kathmandu enjoying beautiful views. Head to the hotel and relax. You will have the entire day to yourself to explore the local market and do shopping. In the evening, you will join the farewell dinner organized by the company.
  • Meals: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel

It is an end to this adventurous trip. As per your plan, one of our team members will help you check-out and drop you at the Airport.

What's Included

  • Airport pickups/drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner with tea &coffee) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights as per the itinerary (Jomsom-PKR-KTM)
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek Guide and assistant guide (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service 
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag if you need (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Free Ascent Trails T-shirt, cap or duffel bag 
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek guide)
  • All government and local taxes

What's Excluded

  • Airfare of international flights
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance on arrival in Kathmandu)
  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the welcome & farewell dinner)
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars during the trekking
  • Any personal expenses like laundry, charging, etc
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc
  • Extra transportation out of the itinerary program
  • Any additional staff other than specified
  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses
  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue
  • Wallie-talkies & filming permit (if any special camera or walkies-talkies are taken on the journey)
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phone & Internet expenses
  • Tips and gifts for staff & porter 
  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Any other item not included in the “COST INCLUDES” section

Useful Info

How long does it take to trek the Annapurna Circuit?

Annapurna Circuit Trek can be done in as few as 10 days to as many as 28 days. It depends on you and the time you have got. However, we have designed the perfect 16 days Annapurna Circuit Trek to let you experience the best of the region without going on a long trek.

Why trek to Annapurna Circuit Trek with us?

We are a team of professional climbers and trekkers who have mapped almost every trail of Nepal. We have led countless numbers of groups to their destination successfully. We provide the best service and affordable prices. Moreover, we are also a big believer and follower of eco-friendly treks and tours. With us, you will not only venture through the region, but also get to know in-depth about the region, and help to promote the economy of that place, as we work closely with the locals.

Annapurna Circuit Trek map

You can check our Annapurna Circuit Trek map to get a clearer perspective of the trail and the route that you will be following during the Annapurna Circuit Trek with us. We designed our map precisely to help you understand the trail and the stops during the trek.

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) Symptoms & Prevention

Annapurna Circuit Trek is a high altitude trek that involves the risk of altitude sickness, which is also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). This happens when your body did not get acclimatize properly with the elevation. It is very important to protect yourself from AMS to complete the trek. As in worse can it can ruin the entire journey. Therefore, we take a very careful ascent profile with ample rest days and take all necessary measures to aim to prevent AMS - see more information below.

Symptoms of altitude sickness

  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Shortness of breath with exertion

Preventive measures

  • Include an adequate number of rest days in the itinerary
  • Keep yourself hydrated
  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages
  • Do not gain more than 500 meters in a day
  • Try to spend the night in lower altitude
  • Acclimatize properly at a lower altitude
  • Inform your guide immediately if any of the symptoms you see
  • Do not push yourself

Best time to go to Annapurna Circuit Trek

The best time to go to Annapurna Circuit Trekking is in spring and autumn. Months from March to May and October to November fall under these seasons. This time is also the peak of the trekking season in Nepal. As per data, the weather usually stays stable during this time of the year along with the moderate climate. Likewise, the entire region becomes colorful with several species of flowers.

Monsoon (June to September) to Winter (December to February) is not the ideal time to go on Annapurna Circuit Trekking due to unstable weather and chilly climate. The rainfall makes the slippery and prone to landslide, whereas the winter brings the harsh cold with itself.

Accommodation during Annapurna Circuit Trek

As per the availability, you will either stay overnight in a lodge or teahouse. You will have basic rooms enough to spend a night or two. Usually, rooms come under twin-sharing, therefore if you are looking to get a single room then let us know priorly. Likewise, the washroom at most of the place is common.

Food & Water on Annapurna Circuit Trek

The meals will be served as per the menu of the lodge or tea house. You can find Nepali, Continental, Tibetan, and Indian cuisines. Dal Bhat and curries are the most staples, filling, and affordable ones. However, you have the option to choose from dishes like sandwiches, pasta, momo, thukpa, bread, eggs, meat, etc.

Water is available in all the tea shops and lodge. You can carry a reusable water bottle with yourself and fill up every time you need it. We highly request you to not buy water bottles on the trail, as it will reduce the waste and keep the environment safe.

Annapurna Circuit Trek cost

There are so many things that affect the cost of the package overall. Itinerary, permits, services you are willing to get on the trail, expenses of guide and porters, etc are few things that drastically either increases or decreases the cost. With us, you will get the best price in the market along with high-quality service.

Tailor-Made Options

We are always open to tailor-made itinerary options. We do have fixed departure dates, but you can as well create your itinerary as per your requirements. This helps us to provide the best service to our guests as well as meet their requirements. Therefore, feel free to share your queries with us, so that we can arrange the best possible venture for you.

Environmental Practices

We try our best to run sustainable & eco-friendly treks and tours everywhere. As we spend lots of our time in nature, it is very important for us to conserve and protect it. From recommending not to use plastic water bottles on the trail to cleaning the base camps while returning from the journey, these small steps that we are taking do make a difference. Moreover, we try best to reduce wastage on the trail by carrying more eco-friendly things with us.