Annapurna Circuit Trek

The Annapurna Circuit Trek packs the full range of Nepalese trekking experiences into a two week trip.

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Begin your trek in the valleys of the Gandaki zone, passing through small agricultural communities, terraced rice fields and lowland forests, before gradually climbing higher, out of the sub-tropical zone and into a harsher climate. You will reach a max height of 5,416m as you traverse the Thorung La Pass, before descending to the lakeside city of Pokhara, the end point of your trek.

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu

    You will be met on arrival in Kathmandu and transferred to your hotel in the city centre.

  2. Day 2: Half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu

    Embark on a half-day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, taking in Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath, Taleju and Jaggannath Temples.

  3. Day 3: Drive to Bhulbhule

    Depart Kathmandu this morning and drive to Bhulbhule (185km, 7 hours) via a scenic route that follows the Trishuli and Marshyangdi Rivers.

  4. Day 4: Bhulbhule - Bahundanda - Syange

    Day 1 of the Annapurna Circuit trek, today will see you begin trekking on an easy trail along the Marsyangdi, before descending to the village of Khudi, a small valley settlement situated at the confluence of the rivers Khudi and Marsyangdi.

  5. Day 5: Syange - Jagat - Tal

    Leave Syange early in the morning and trek to Jagat (1,250m), a small hillside village situated amid lust vegetation. The path to Jagat is relatively easy, but thereafter begins to climb as you approach Chamche (1,430m).

  6. Day 6: Tal - Dharapani - Chame

    Walk from Tal to Dharapani (1,900m) through the village of Bagarchap, and on to La-Thamanang. Located at 2,300m, La-Thamanang is a small hamlet comprised of a few homes and a guesthouse. It is located close to a hot spring, which, time-allowing, you might like to visit.

  7. Day 7: Chame - Bhratang - Pisang

    Today’s walk will see you journey through beautiful woodland. You’ll stop en route at ‘Paungda Danda’, a stark rockface standing 1,500m above the Marsyangdi River.

  8. Day 8: Pisang - Ghyaru – Manang

    Leaving Pisang, continue to follow the trail to Ghyaru, and then on towards the village of Nawal. The panoramic view from Ghyaru is spectacular!

  9. Day 9: Acclimatisation day in Manang

    Today is set aside as a rest and acclimatisation day. There’s a western clinic in Manang. They give a daily briefing about mountain sickness, which you are welcome to attend.

  10. Day 10: Manang - Yak-Kharaka - Thorung Phedi

    From Manang, follow the upper Marsyangdi River to its origins, where the rivers Khangsar and Jhargeng join. You’ll eventually reach Yak Kharka (4,000m), a small hamlet, after a steep climb.

  11. Day 11: Thorung Phedi - Thorung La Pass - Muktinath

    On what is the toughest day of the trek, you begin walking at about 4 or 5am. Remember to carry lots of water with you, and ensure you are wearing your warmest clothes as you leave camp.

  12. Day 12: Muktinath – Jomsom

    The landscape will become notably more dry and barren as you continue to follow the descent trail from Muktinath to Jomsom.

  13. Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu (1,350m)

    The morning flight back to Pokhara offers one last chance to say farewell to the mountains. At Pokhara, you board a connecting flight to Kathmandu.

  14. Day 14: Departure

    At leisure until your scheduled transfer to Kathmandu Airport for your international flight home/onward transfers.

Price guide

Price based on a group size of 2-5 and shared tented accommodation. For more detail, see our price guide PDF.
Pricing

14 days from £1475pp

Pricing

14 days from £1475pp

Testimonial

We would particularly like to thank our fantastic guide and team who helped make this such a memorable trip.

Phil & Patti

Testimonial

[Kilimanjaro] was one of the most difficult things I've ever done, and will probably be the most memorable.

Kelly Katcher from the USA