Annapurna Circuit Trek
The Annapurna Circuit offers some of the most magnificent mountain views in the Nepal Himalaya. Climb from pretty rice terraces through narrow gorges to the stunning Manang Valley surrounded by some of the highest Himalayan peaks. Cross the Thorong La Pass at 5,416 metres to Mustang and the medieval villages of the Kali Ghandaki Valley.
The Annapurna Circuit trek is a must for anyone who has always wanted to trek in Nepal. The people living in this remote and mountainous region have a rich and colourful culture providing you with a truly unforgettable experience. This trek is available as Manang to Mustang (flying out of Jomsom airport), Annapurna Circuit returning via Poon Hill or the entire Annapurna Circuit including Annapurna Base Camp. Just choose the option to suit you (refer to Itinerary page).
18 NIGHT TOUR WITH 12 NIGHT TREK (option 1)
Maximum elevation: 5,416m
Level of difficulty: Medium to hard
Availability: March to May & September to November
* Price based on twin share accommodation. Single room supplement available subject to availability
Find out approximate trip price in your own currency here
US$2,495 24 night tour with 18 night trek (option 2)
US$2,895 29 night tour with 23 night trek (option 3)
- International airfare to Nepal. This can be arranged for us. Contact us for details.
- Nepal tourist visa
- Comprehensive travel insurance. Click here to get a travel insurance quote.
- Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Alcoholic or soft drinks, including bottled water (we recommend using filters or supporting safe drinking water programme)
- Tips for trekking porters
- Domestic flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu
- Domestic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara also included in Option 1
- Airport transfers on arrival in Kathmandu
- Surface transfer to the start of trek
- All meals on the trek
- 3 nights accommodation in a comfortable guest house in Kathmandu
- 3 nights accommodation in Pokhara in a family guest house
- Tea house lodge accommodation during the trek in twin/triple sharing and occasionally dormitory style.
- Trekking permits
- English speaking guide
- Guide and porters on the trek
option 1: 18 nights
Experience the very best of the Annapurna Circuit, crossing the Thorong La Pass before descending to the Kali Ghandaki valley, and your flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. This trek is ideal for those with limited time without compromising on the stunning scenery.
Drive from Kathmandu to Bhulebhule.
Trek from Bhulebhule to Syanje. Altitude: 1,190 m.
Trek from Syanje to Tal. Altitude: 1,675 m.
Trek from Tal to Chame. Altitude: 2,670 m.
Trek from Chame to Pisang. Altitude: 3,190 m.
Trek from Pisang to Manang. Altitude: 3,500 m.
Rest day in Manang.
Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka. Altitude: 4,090 m.
Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi. Altitude: 4,420 m.
Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath. Altitude: 3,800 m.
Trek from Muktinath to Kagbeni. Altitude: 2,810 m.
Trek from Kagbeni to Jomsom. Altitude: 2,700 m.
Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara. Altitude: 827 m.
option 2: 24 nights
The Annapurna Circuit at its best! Climb through stunning scenery in the Manang valley before crossing the Thorong La Pass. Follow the Kali Ghandaki valley through one of the world's deepest gorges, soak in the hot springs and finish with a climb to Poon Hill. This trek is ideal for those with more time, wanting to experience Annapurna's diverse ethnicities.
As per Option 1, then:
Trek from Kagbeni to Marpha. Altitude: 2,600 m.
Rest day in Marpha.
Trek from Marpha to Kalopani. Altitude: 2,530 m.
Trek from Kalopani to Tatopani. Altitude: 1,190 m.
Trek from Tatopani to Sikha. Altitude: 1,935 m.
Trek from Sikha to Ghorepani. Altitude: 2,750 m.
Trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani. Altitude: 2,721 m.
Trek from Tadapani to Pokhara via Ghandruk. Altitude: 1,390 m.
option 3: 29 nights
For those wanting to complete the entire Annapurna Circuit, this longer trek does it all! After climbing through the stunning Manang valley and over the Thorong La Pass, you descend along the Kali Ghandaki valley (one of the world's deepest gorges). Climb up to Poon Hill after a soak in the hot springs at Tadopani. Continue into Annapurna Base Camp for a close up view of Annapurna 1 before returning to Pokhara.
As per Option 2, then:
Trek from Tadapani to Sinuwa. Altitude: 2,360 m.
Trek from Sinuwa to to Deurali. Altitude: 3,230 m.
Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp. Altitude: 4,130 m.
Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Dovan. Altitude 2,520 m.
Trek from Dovan to Chomrong. Altitude: 2,170 m.
Trek from Chomrong to Kimche. Altitude: 1,640 m. Return to Pokhara by road.