Crossing the challenging Thorong La pass

Cross two river valleys including Kali Gandaki, deepest George in the world

You need to hike 160 km to 230 km to circle the mountain range.

Annapurna Circuit Trek takes you to the wilderness of striking moonscapes, rich Rhododendron forests, and High Mountain passes.

There are some off-beaten paths which captivate passionate trekkers who are prepared to push for unknown.

Gives you an opportunity to meet diverse Nepali culture in one trip.

Enjoy the hot springs of Tatopani

About Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit is a perfect trek to cover the entire geography and culture of the aesthetic Annapurna region.

During the Annapurna Circuit trek you will find the diverse route and landscape like subtropical forests, world’s deepest river George, ice flows and high mountain pass, lush forests, woodlands, and mountainous rivers.

The trek begins with the beautiful sight of the eighth highest mountain of the world, Manaslu.

When you move forward towards Thorong La pass, you will get to behold the beauty of mesmerizing Annapurna Massif, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Tilicho peak.

Continuing the trail, you enter Mustang where lies the Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage town of Muktinath. Here you will cross the orchard village of Marpha. You will relish if you take out time to wander in Marpha.

During the Annapurna Region Trek, you will get to experience the hot springs.

From Poon Hill, you will see more than 20 highest mountains within the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. This breath-taking scenery will certainly reconnect you with peace and provide you ultimate inner calm. You will also get a view of Mt Dhaulagiri (8,167 meters), Machapuchare (6,993 meters), Manaslu (8,156 meters), Gangapurna (7,455metres) and Tilicho peak (7,134 meters) around the circuit.

You need to walk at least 6-7 hours a day, so it is recommended that you should work out or get used to walking before the trek. As it is a long trek, sound health upon physical fitness will make you comfortable throughout the Annapurna Circuit trek.

During the Annapurna Circuit Trek, you will get to know new climate as you gradually ascend towards Thorong La pass at 5,144 meters. Thorong La, the highest and most challenging pass on the circuit enthralls you with the stunning beauty of the great Himalayas.

Circling the Annapurna Region will not only rejuvenate you but also allow you to meet diverse Nepali culture in one trip. In Manang Valley and Lower Mustang, you will find most people follow Tibetan culture. The farmers of Manang breed yaks and also raise crops. Also, they follow the ancient practice of trading goods.

During the trek, you will get to Kagbeni, a village in Upper Mustang. The place is quite busy with constant streaming of Yaks and Mules carrying goods for trade.

Throughout the trek, you will come across many tiny villages getting closer to the massive mountains upon every climb.

Opened in 1977 for foreign trekkers, Annapurna Circuit Trekkers since then has become one of the popular and well-liked trekking routes for many avid-trekkers.

Annapurna Circuit Trekking will allow you to get a view of the mesmerizing Himalayas from different angles. Here, the mountains are visible from less than 1,000 meters of altitude.

The 19 days trek of Annapurna Circuit begins from Syange and continues along the Marshyangdi River accompanied by the majestic views of Manaslu and Himal Chuli.

The circuit is usually walked in the counter-clockwise direction as traveling clockwise will take long ascends.

Annapurna Circuit Trek takes you to the wilderness of striking moonscapes, rich Rhododendron forests, and High Mountain passes.

Mostly resided by Buddhists, the Annapurna region has surroundings decorated with colorful prayer flags and monasteries.

For the convenience of the local, roads have been tarred on both sides. Though many have a notion about Annapurna Region that it's losing its originality because of infrastructural development. However, the vast region with the numerous Himalayas has many off-beaten paths which let you go into the wild far from the habited region. These paths captivate passionate trekkers who are prepared to push for unknown.

Annapurna Circuit Trek, also known as ‘Round Annapurna Trek’ circles the grand Annapurna massif. Located in the north-central part of Nepal, you need to hike 160 km to 230 km to circle the mountain range.

During the Trek you will cross two different river valleys, Kali-Gandaki, which is also the deepest George in the world and Marshyangdi river valley surrounding the Annapurna range. Some of the hidden treasures in the forests are amazing waterfalls and tall cliffs.

Your accommodation will be in tea houses where you will get a cozy sleep and hygienic food. Also, you must try delicious apple pies made by the locals here. With increasing footfalls every year, the number of tea houses and lodges are growing accordingly.

You can also trek from Khangsar village to Tilicho Base Camp (4,919 meters). This is an optional short trip if you want to explore more.

Best season for the trek is September, October, and November till the second week of December. Also, spring is another best season to trek in the Annapurna Region. Spring falls from February to May and these months offer crystal clear mountain views and open sky. You can also go trekking in the Annapurna region during the summer, however, monsoon will be uncomfortable. You are supposed to face a lot of problem due to leeches.

Regulus Treks and Expedition has various packages as per your comfort.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
  • Day 2Kathmandu sightseeing
  • Day 3Drive to Besishahar (823m)
  • Day 4Besishahar to Bahundanda (1,430m)
  • Day 5Bahundanda to Chamje (1,560m)
  • Day 6Chamje to Bagarchhap
  • Day 7Bagarchap to Chame (2,725m)
  • Day 8Chame to Pisang (3,100m)
  • Day 9Pisang to Manang (3,500m)
  • Day 10Manang - Acclimatization day
  • Day 11Manang to Ledar
  • Day 12Ledar to Phedi (4,420m) or High camp
  • Day 13Phedi or High Camp to Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft)
  • Day 14Muktinath to Jomson
  • Day 15Jomson to Kalopani (2,530 m/8,300 ft) via Marpha (2,670m/8,760ft)
  • Day 16Trek to Tatopani (1,200m/3,937ft)
  • Day 17Rest day at Tatopani
  • Day 18Trek to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft)
  • Day 19Hiking to Poon hill, Trek to Tadapani (2,700m/8,860ft)
  • Day 20Trek to Ghandruk (1,940m/6,360 ft)
  • Day 21Ghandruk to Nayapul / Drive to Pokhara (850m/2,789ft)
  • Day 22Drive back to Kathmandu
  • Day 23Back to your destination

Open all day to day itinerary

What to Expect

  • 2 nights of accommodation in Kathmandu 3 star hotel (BB plan).
  • 1 night of standard accommodation in Pokhara.(BB plan).
  • 23 days of adventure , 18 of which includes basic accommodation on Mountain while trekking in a basic lodge/hotel includes 3 meals a day ( B L D ).
  • Hot drinks (Tea / Coffee) 3 times a day on trek.
  • An experienced, licensed, English speaking guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu.& also in Pokhara.
  • A government registered trekking guide (English speaking with license) & a local porter (1 porter with 2 trekkers) with their insurance, salary and meals.
  • Fooding, lodging ,Salaries & insurance of  the staffs.
  • Both way domestic flight (Ktm-Pokhara-Ktm).
  • Private transportation during ground-travel (including airport pick up & drop) .
  • Government taxes, entry fees and TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) permit & 
  • All applicable fees.
  • One cultural show and farewell dinner.
  • Trip Completion Certificate.
  • First Aid Kit.            
  • International flights.
  • Nepal entry visa.
  • Airport departure tax.
  • Entrance fees to monuments.
  • Extra showers, Battery recharge costs, laundry, etc.
  • Personal clothing and gears.
  • Food in Kathmandu ( also if earlier return to Kathmandu from Mountains due to any reason  than the scheduled Itinerary).
  • Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions etc.
  • Tips to guide and porter.
  • Cancellation fees, if any from your side.
  • Hot shower.
  • Boiled water.
  • Wi -Fi.
  • Costs raised by conditions that are not under our control such as landslides, weather conditions, political unrest, illness, etc.