annapurna circuit trek

one of the Best Trekking Trail in the world

Annapurna Circuit Trekking - 16 Days

Annapurna circuit trek Nepal


Annapurna circuit trek in Nepal is known as one of best trekking trails in the world. The Annapurna Circuit trek goes through Marshyangdi River valley which brings you almost to the base of Gangapurna mountain and into the Manang valley known as the Himalayan Shangri-La, where you will spend two remarkable days gazing at the snow-covered peaks above you and the beauty of the landscapes around you. An amazing trekking route that circles around the magnificent Annapurna mountain range, the experience this Annapurna circuit trek offers is unbeatable.

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The adventurous climb of Thorong-la pass  the highest pass in this trek – at 5416 meters is the highlight of the whole Annapurna circuit trek and once you are on the top, it has the perfect 360-degree views which takes your breath away and leaves you wondering with your jaws open!

Once we descend from the pass, we will witness the views of Mustang Region which is a colorful landscape that is home to Tibetan Buddhist and numerous friendly Buddhist  people.

We will then follow the deepest gorge on earth – the Kali Gandaki River Gorge- which is guarded by the giant 8,000  peaks of Mt. Dhaulagiri – 8,167 meters and Mt. Annapurna I – 8,091 meters. 

We will then use the unchanged ancient paths that were used as trade routes between Nepal, Tibet and India. We will also pass through the apple and wheat farming areas, interact with local Thakali people and share our moments with sheep and yak herders.

The adventure trekking experience along with a rich cultural immersion that you experience in this Annapurna Circuit Trekking is unparalleled in the world.
 Annapurna circuit trek was voted as one of the best trekking trail in the world.  
The New York times covered an article about Annapurna circuit trek and Earthbound Expeditions few years back. 

Trip Profile


16  or  20 Days

  • Annapurna Circuit Trek 

13 / 17 Days

  • Annapurna trek begins at Besishar.
  • Goes over the Thorong –La - a fantastic view point 
  • Ends in Pokhara  via Ghorepani poon hill or fly from Jomsom to Pokhara 

3 Days

  • In Kathmandu.
  • Sightseeing of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Trip Details & Facts

For those who want to trek for 20 days in the Annapurna Circuit Trek
We have recently revised the itinerary between Muktinath and Ghorepani Poon Hill for Annapurna circuit trek to avoid the dirt-road being built along the Kali Gandaki Valley.
• This section of the route now follows footpaths through appealing villages away from the road but proceeds to the traditional circuit villages for overnight lodge stays.
• The route will go to Jomsom - Dona Lake - Marpha visiting some Gompas. From Marpha it goes to the Tibetan refugee camp to Chibang Tukuche then to Larjung Titi Lake - Titi village - Taklung - Kunjo then Ghasa.
• The Annapurna circuit trek can also end in Jomsom by taking a flight to Pokhara from there 
• The Annapurna trek can be shortened to a 12 or 14 days trek also. 

These days the motor road reaches Jomsom although not many cars or jeeps run in these roads people still prefer to fly from Jomsom to Pokhara making it 16 days trek the most popular one. 

March 18 - April 2
April 14 – 29
May 1 – 16

DATES for 2017
Oct 9 - 24
Oct. 25 - Nov. 9 
Nov. 13 - 28 


  • Contact us for special discounted promotional Annapurna Circuit trek cost. 

FLIGHT:  Jomsom to Pokhara
DRIVE: to Kathmandu

The Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Arrival Day - 1400 meters
  • Day 02 : Kathmandu Exploration Day - B
  • Day 03 : Kathmandu - Drive to Bulbule 830 m - Bahundanda 1280 m B/L/D
  • Day 04 : Bahundanda - trek to Chamje 1430 m - B/L/D
  • Day 05 : Chamje - Bagarchhap 2140 m Via Dharapani - B/L/D
  • Day 06 : Bagarchhap - Chame 2650 m - B/L/D
  • Day 07 : Chame - Pisang 3190m - B/L/D
  • Day 08 : Pisang trek to Manang 3520 m - B/L/D
  • Day 09 : Manang Acclimatization Day - 3520 m - B/L/D
  • Day 10 : Manang - Yak Kharka 4010 m - B/L/D
  • Day 11 : Yak Kharka - Thorong Phedi 4400 m - B/L/D
  • Day 12 : Thorong Phedi - Thorong pass 5416 m - Muktinath 3800 m B/L/D
  • Day 13 : Muktinath - Jomsom 2800 m - B/L/D
  • Day 14 : Jomsom - Pokhara 900 m - B
  • Day 15 : Pokhara - Kathmandu 1400 m - B/D
  • Day 16 : Departure Day - B

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  • Day 01 : Arrival Day - 1400 meters

    You will be welcomed on your arrival by our representative at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. You will be transferred to your hotel. Once you check into the hotel, find some free and relaxing time until we meet for the briefing at some point in the evening. You will be informed about the time for the briefing at your hotel.

  • Day 02 : Kathmandu Exploration Day - B

    After breakfast in the morning we go for the Kathmandu sightseeing tour. We are going to do the UNESCO CULTURAL HERITAGE TOUR today which includes:

    Swoyambhunath - The oldest Buddhist Stupa in Kathmandu Valley, a beautiful abode for lots of monkeys thus also known as Monkey Temple, is also a perfect vantage point to see Kathmandu valley.

    Pashupatinath- A holy pilgrimage for Hindus and Hindu Crematorium, watch as the Hindu dead bodies are cremated in the most unique way in the world; we come across men with ash rubbed body, matted locks and dreaded look which is typical look of a Hindu Holy Men known as Sadhus.

    Boudhanath- the biggest Buddhist temple in the world; a site for Tibetan Buddhism where we can visit monasteries, watch the Holy Monks busy in their chanting ritual going around the temple.

    Patan Durbar Square- A Medieval Royal Palace area which is also known as the city of fine arts, we can see the finest example of metal and stone carving back to 14th century and also the amazing Nepali Architecture. Stay in hotel.

  • Day 03 : Kathmandu - Drive to Bulbule 830 m - Bahundanda 1280 m B/L/D

    Drive from Kathmandu for about 6 hours by bus towards Besi Shahar - 830meters / 2723feet, a beautiful town in the mid hills of Nepal and is the gate way to Annapurna Circuit Trekking. Drive further to Bahundanda via Bulbule by a local bus and stay over night.

    Approximate Distance - 250 km
    Approximate Travel Duration - 9 Hrs

  • Day 04 : Bahundanda - trek to Chamje 1430 m - B/L/D

    Start your walk of the day after breakfast. A five hours walk takes you to Chamje, today's destination. There will be plenty of stopovers for necessary breaks including the lunch break at Jagat. Once you reach Chamje, check into a tea house and relax.

    Approximate Distance - 12 km
    Approximate Trekking Duration - 5 Hrs

  • Day 05 : Chamje - Bagarchhap 2140 m Via Dharapani - B/L/D

    Another nice walking day today takes you to Bagarchhap to stop for the overnight stay. During the six hours on nice walk, you can see and experience the mountain climate and culture. The more further you walk, the higher you are heading and slow pace will help you to acclimatize.
    Check into a tea house at Bagarchhap and relax.

    Approximate Distance - 12 km
    Approximate Trekking Duration - 6 Hrs

  • Day 06 : Bagarchhap - Chame 2650 m - B/L/D

    You are heading towards Chame, the headquarters of Manang, the district beyond the Himalayas, as it is famously known as in Nepal. You will, undoubtedly, enjoy your stay in the mountain town in the lap of Annapurna II - 7937 m / 26040 ft.
    The walk today is about five hours and offers you some breathtaking views.
    Check into a guest house in Chame and relax.

    Approximate Distance - 10 km
    Approximate Trekking Duration - 5 Hrs

  • Day 07 : Chame - Pisang 3190m - B/L/D

    Hike from Chame to Pisang . Approx. walking 5 to 6 hours, O/N at guest house

  • Day 08 : Pisang trek to Manang 3520 m - B/L/D

    An about five hours trek today takes you to the mountain village of Manang where you can see the prevalent Tibetan Buddhist culture. The walk itself offers a magnificent view of the mountain peaks in the famous Annapurna range. Serene mountain atmosphere is an additional bonus for your walk.
    Once in Manang, check into a tea house.

    Approximate Distance - 9 km
    Approximate Trekking Duration - 5 Hrs

  • Day 09 : Manang Acclimatization Day - 3520 m - B/L/D

    Take a day break in Manang to acclimatize to the altitude. Explore the local area of Gangapurna glacier and Gangapurna lake; be comfortable adjusting in the high altitude climate.
    Stay in Manang

  • Day 10 : Manang - Yak Kharka 4010 m - B/L/D

    Head towards Yak Kharka, today's destination after having breakfast. Yak Kharka literally means the Yak pasture land. You come across those mountain giants - yaks - along the trail. Enjoy the mountain view and beautiful atmosphere on your six hours walk today.

    Once in Yak Kharka, check into a tea house.

    Approximate Distance - 8 km
    Approximate Trekking Duration - 6 Hrs

  • Day 11 : Yak Kharka - Thorong Phedi 4400 m - B/L/D

    After having breakfast in the morning, start your walk of the day to Thorong Phedi - the base of the Thorong-la Pass. A five hours slow paced walk takes you to the place where you are staying overnight today. Enjoy and relax in the cool mountain environment.

    Approximate Distance - 5 km
    Approximate Trekking Duration - 5 Hrs

  • Day 12 : Thorong Phedi - Thorong pass 5416 m - Muktinath 3800 m B/L/D

    Today is a long day of walk and the highlight of this trip. Wake up very early in the morning to start your adventure towards the highest pass - Thorong pass. A slow paced up hill walk takes you about 4-5 hours to reach the pass. When you are at the top, you feel like you have conquered everything and the view from there makes you forget all the effort and difficulties you went through to make it there. You have conquered the highlight of this trip. Now, you walk starts descending towards Muktinath for about another six hours.
    Once in Muktinath, check into a tea house and relax.

    Approximate Distance - 15 km
    Approximate Trekking Duration - 10-11 Hrs

  • Day 13 : Muktinath - Jomsom 2800 m - B/L/D

    A five hours long nice downhill walk takes you to an exceptionally beautiful town of Jomsom. You have some free time to explore the town.
    Stay in a hotel in Jomsom.

    Approximate Distance - 9 km
    Approximate Trekking Duration - 5 Hrs

  • Day 14 : Jomsom - Pokhara 900 m - B

    Fly to Pokhara from Jomsom in the morning. It is a very beautiful and adventurous flight through the series of mountain peaks in Annapurna region. Have a leisure time in Pokhara to explore the beautiful lake city. Go for boating, massage and explore the lake side.

  • Day 15 : Pokhara - Kathmandu 1400 m - B/D

    Drive for about seven hours from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Its a long but scenic drive. Once you are in Kathmandu, check into hotel and take a leisurely and relaxing time.
    We take you for the dinner with cultural show in the evening.

  • Day 16 : Departure Day - B

    As today is the last day of the trip, we transfer you to airport for departure. Namaste!


  • Extend your trip to Chitwan National Park for 2 / 3 days and undertake the white water river rafting.
  • Experience Everest Mountain flights.
  • Join Yoga or Spa retreats etc. 
  • Earthbound Expeditions will offer you with various options and also run small group treks.
  • Choose your own departure dates and join us according to your convenience.
  • The trek is guaranteed to run even if we comprise of just 1 or 2 people in the team.
  • The Annapurna Circuit Trek can also be combined with Manaslu Circuit Trek.

Contact us for details.


  • If you want to trek to Tilicho lake trough the village of Khangsar that is possible too.
  • You can also reach Jomsom by crossing Mesokanto la but it is a bit tough to trek this region and you will have to be prepared.
  • From Manang instead of taking the valley north directly to Thorong la pass you can continue via the main valley to the west and trek to Tilicho Lake simultaneously which is the highest lake in the world at the elevation of 5300 meters.
  • You can trek to Manang - Khangsar- Tilicho Base Camp lodge then to Thorong Phedi via Khangsar and this will add a total of (3) three days to your trek commencing from Manang.

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  • Annapurna Circuit pic
  • thorong la
  • tea house lodge
  • muktinath

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What is included

  • Accommodation in a (3) three Star hotels in the cities but for the duration of the trek only simple lodges are available.
  • Ground transportation provided.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu where Earthbound Expeditions city tour guide will accompany you.
  • Full broad meals will be provided throughout the trek.
  • Government trained guides and needed no. of porters with their insurance, salary and meals will be provided.
  • Farewell dinner and along with one cultural show.
  • Trek entry fees and TIMS permit will be provided.
  • Domestic Flights will be booked according to the Itinerary listed.
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets for trek will be provided.
  • Car / Bus / Domestic Flights included as per itinerary 

What is not included

  • International Flight tickets.
  • City monuments and Museums entrance fees.
  • All personal expenses such as bar bills, beverage, snacks etc.
  • Airport tax.
  • Extra shower, battery re-charge, laundry charge etc.
  • Personal clothing and gears.
  • Tips to guide and porter.
  • Cost raised by cancellation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness will not be our responsibility since these factors are not within our grasp.

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