Tarakeshwar, Kathmandu, Nepal

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Trip Overview

Maximum Altitude:
Trip Region:
Best Season:
Sep-Dec, Mar-May
16 Days
Price from
  • 1 Person $1550
  • 2 Person $1300
  • 3-4 Person $1200
  • 5-7 Person $1150
  • 8-10 Person $1100

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16 Days

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  • Breathtaking Mountain Views: Marvel at the stunning panoramas of the Annapurna Massif, featuring majestic peaks like Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu.
  • Diverse Landscapes: Explore varied landscapes, from lush valleys and cascading waterfalls to terraced fields, pine forests, and captivating deserts.
  • Thrilling Pass Crossing: Challenge yourself with the exhilarating Thorong La Pass, one of the world’s highest mountain passes, offering rewarding views and a sense of achievement.
  • Immerse in Local Culture: Engage with friendly communities, experience their rich traditions, and visit traditional mountain villages.
  • Biodiversity Haven: Journey through the Annapurna Conservation Area, home to rare species like snow leopards and blue sheep, adding excitement to your trek.
  • Relaxing Hot Springs: Rejuvenate in natural hot springs in Tatopani, a soothing oasis after days of trekking.
  • Sacred Temple Exploration: Discover the revered Muktinath Temple, with its eternal flame and 108 water spouts, a spiritual pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is undoubtedly one of the most popular treks in Annapurna region with epic length, but still its rewarding journeys are worth enough for any trekker to carry on with their trek. The Annapurna tracks are continuously evolving, but the one constant is its status as one of the world’s greatest treks as it tends to take trekkers from green pastures to leafy pine forests to arid landscapes and lastly to the spectacular views of the Annapurna mountain range.

Our treks major highlights include the walk through the outstanding Throng-la pass at 5,416 meters bringing you closer to the Himalayas for the grand vistas of Annapurna I through IV, Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Machapuchare (6,993 m), Gangapurna (7,455 m) and Nilgiri (2,637 m) dominating the northern skyline. You shall traverse through the contrasting landscapes and vegetations to discover the rich culture and unique lifestyle of the local inhabitants. Preferably done between the months of March to May and September to November, this trek is one of the most strenuous treks which require experience and good physical fitness. Join us & enjoy this adventurous uphill and downhill trek.


One of our representatives will be waiting for your arrival at the exit point of the airport. He will greet you in a traditional Nepalese style with a fresh garland, warm Namaste, and, of course, a beautiful smile. Then, through the winding alleys of Kathmandu, he will accompany you to your hotel. Take a rest for the day or if you wished to stroll around then, the nearby food vendors are the best place to spend your time in. They offer wonderful delicacies.

Sightseeing in Kathmandu is one of the most engaging activities in Nepal. The time-honored prodigious mansions of Kathmandu have left no eye without wonder. Out of 7, UNESCO listed cultural heritage sites in Kathmandu, we will only be able to explore 4 sites because of the time limitations. But we may add up an extra day in your itinerary for sightseeing around the remaining sites as well.

Those 4 incredible sites are so beautiful that your jaw will fall. Also, they have their distinct surprises to astonish you: Pashupatinath complex shelters over 400 intricately designed shrines; Patan Durbar Square features amazing architectures and artistic designs; Swayambhunath Temple stands on top of the hill peering at the Kathmandu valley; Boudhanath temple dominates with its massive mandala and amazing architecture. They are simply excellent.

Early in the morning, we will leave Kathmandu towards syange via Besisahar. The road is winding and follows many hilly settlements until we make an appearance at the Besisahar. From there, Khudi is just a couple of kilometers away, but the road is very much rough. Once you arrive at Khudi, explore the local village and enjoy the views of lush hills all around.

Day 04:Syange to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft): 7-8 hours

Instead of catching the dirt road, you will follow the NATT (Natural Annapurna Trekking Trail) trails over the hills that demands you to cross a suspension bridge. Then, the trail crosses another river through the bridge to arrive at the plateau. Here, a line of Chortens and Mani walls shows you the path ahead to the Danakyu. From there, a steep ascent leads you towards the village of Temang. Through a beautiful village of Thanchowk, built on the ridge, proceed towards the classic settlement of Chame through the village of Koto. Chame offers some of the best views of the

Join the upper trail from Chame to Talekhu that leads through a pleasant pine forest. Soon after the Talekhu, the trail continues through the pine forest where some beautiful waterfalls lead you towards the apple farmland of Bhratang. Here, a landowner has started a big apple farm by purchasing 60 apple plants from Italy. Beyond Bhratang, the trail is carved out of a vertical rock wall. As interesting as it sounds, the trails are very much dangerous. A few kilometers ahead, a bridge named Swargadwari arrives, which means the “Gateway to Heaven”. Crossing this bridge, you will confront a dense forest of pine. As you arrive at Dhukur Pokhari, proceed towards the Pisang, which is just a few distances ahead. Instead of stopping by at Lower Pisang, we will go to the Upper Pisang because the views are much better from this point.

From Upper Pisang, the path to the Manang passes through a pleasant pine forest that opens up into Ghyaru. Here, the views of the Annapurna II, IV, and III appear spectacular. Without spending much time here, you will continue towards the Ngawal that shows up the way to a wonderful viewpoint overlooking the views of the beautiful farm fields in Ghyaru and a big Stupa. Ngawal is adorned with several Chortens (little Buddhist Shrines) and Mani Walls that impels a Buddhist vibe. Down through the pleasant pine forest, walk to the Braka (Braga), a nice and pleasant village offering wonderful side trips. Then, the trail heads to the classic and cultural village of Manang.

Manang is indeed a very gratifying destination. Here, the prayer flags adorn the front yard of the houses and Chortens line up the streets. The houses are made up of stones to prevent the icy wind of the mountains from hitting the families. There are several monasteries to visit, but above all, the splendid panorama of the mountain peaks appears more appealing. Manang is simply earthly heaven for mountains and cultures lover. Plus, many side trips lead off from Manang. You may either hike to the Praken gompa, Gangapurna glacier, Bocho Gompa, or the Ice Lake. Hiking to some higher altitude regions also aids in acclimatization, so we will hike to one of these side trip destinations.

From Manang, continue the trail to the Yak Kharka through the quaint village of Gunsang. Cross a suspension bridge after Gunsang and continue your journey through a big Mani wall and an astounding Chortens. Within a short while, the views of the Gangapurna glacier and other icy ranges begin to show up making the trek more interesting to walk along. Then, through the high pastures, will arrive at the Yak Kharka. Don’t head up to the Churi Ledar unless you are fine with the altitude at Yak Kharka.

Leaving Yak Kharka (translates to the Yak pastures), the trail proceeds along the ascending track and crosses a suspension bridge across the river. Then, a wooden bridge drains the pathway to the slippery landslide area, which is indeed a dangerous pathway. Follow the signposts leading to the Thorong Phedi, but be careful of the falling stones. The final suspension bridge, leading to the Thorong Phedi, offers some of the spectacular views of the snowy peaks. For the day, rest in the Thorong Phedi.

Crossing the Thorong La Pass, the highest point of the Annapurna Circuit is probably the most demanding task of the overall trekking. Progressing too quickly can victimize you from the altitude-related complications. Therefore, walk slow and easy. The Mani walls are made even in the higher trekking zones and at Thorong La pass itself, you may see the stones wrapped by the prayer flags. These stones are kept to ward off the altitude spirits. Within a while, descend to the Muktinath Temple, to enjoy the incredible views of the 2 sacred lake, 108 stone taps, and classic architecture.

From Muktinath, head towards the Jomsom via one of the two routes: Kagbeni or Jharkot. Through Kagbeni, the trail mostly follows the dirt road. But on the other side, the path is pleasant and offers outstanding views of the landscapes and the mountains. When you arrive at the Jomsom, spare out some time to explore the marketplaces. They are worth strolling around. Then, descend towards the village of Marpha, which is just a couple of Kilometers below. From Marpha, see the views on the eastern side of the trail. They are worth watching.

Today we will continue to walk down towards Jomsom. Now we cross the high alpine area of Kaligandaki valley and through the Kali Gandaki valley to Jomsom. Visit Marpha Thakali village and enjoy overnight.

On our final day, we will have our morning fly to Pokhara by small aircraft. Rest for a whole day at Pokhara or explore the city.

Today you are  driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu by luxurious tourist bus for 6-7 hours.  Again you are time to enjoy your bus journey with views of the hilly region and locals village.Once when you arrived KTM then have rest and go for walk shopping or some sight seen as your wish

Today you are saying goodbye to Nepal with an great and life time experiences , One of the member drop you in Tribhuban airport and say goodbye !!



  • Airport pickup and drop
  • Three night accommodation with breakfast at three Star hotel in Kathmandu
  • One night accommodation at three Star hotel in pokhara
  • All ground transportation as itinerary
  • Jomsom to pokhara flight
  • An experienced English-speaking (trekking guide) porter to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Best available twin-sharing room for accommodation during the trek
  • Three times meals with hot drinks during the trek
  • Down jacket and sliping bag use while you trek
  • Duffel bag
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (ACAP, Trekking permit)
  • Farewell dinner at the end of the trek


  • Internaational airfares
  • Your lunch and dinner in KTM and Pkhara
  • Your travel insurance

Useful Info

Preparation for the Annapurna Circuit Trek:

Starting the Annapurna Circuit Trek is a thrilling adventure, but to get the most out of it, you need to be prepared. Here are some straightforward and entertaining recommendations to assist you in getting ready for this remarkable adventure, from improving your physical condition to mentally preparing for the hardships ahead.

Physical Preparation:

  • Engage in activities like jogging, cycling, and squats to build leg muscles and increase stamina.
  • Include cardio exercises like brisk walking, swimming, or dancing to improve cardiovascular fitness.
  • Gradually increase walking distance to get your body accustomed to long walks and varied terrain.

Mental Preparation:

  • Embrace the adventure with a positive mindset and curiosity.
  • Pack the right gear, including comfortable trekking shoes, moisture-wicking clothing, and a sturdy backpack.
  • Research the itinerary, highlights, and potential hazards of the Annapurna Circuit.
  • Connect with fellow trekkers for insights and tips.


You’ll be prepared to start the Annapurna Circuit Trek by putting an emphasis on physical health, keeping a positive outlook, and having the necessary supplies and information. Prepare yourself for a journey filled with stunning scenery, authentic cultural encounters, and lifelong experiences!

Packing List 

Himalaya Friendly  has always been keen about safety on the journey. We have prepared Trekking Equipment List which the trekkers will need during their trek in Nepal. The following list should help you with your packing. Generally, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.

The following items for Trekking & Hiking. 

  • Hiking boots, Trekking Socks
  • Trekking trousers Waterproof (trousers / jacket)
  • Base layer shirts
  • Fleece jacket
  • Sunhat and Woolen hat
  • Sun protection (including total bloc for lips)
  • Sunglasses Gloves
  • Head torch (spare bulb and batteries)
  • Water bottles 1 Liters
  • Antibacterial hand wash
  • Small towel
  • Daypack (25-30 Liters)
  • Trekking poles
  • Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season (up to – 20ºC)
  • Down Jacket
  • Personal First Aid Kit.




1 .) Why choose Himalayan friendly?

Himalayan Friendly is a small company operated by an experienced trekking guide (Mr. Ram Ghale). Ram has been trekking for 10 years. The staff in Himalayan friendly are well prepared to deal with any possible problem and make the trip beautiful.

2 .) What is the walking pace during trek?

The average pace of walking is 2 miles per hour. But It can be increased or decreased according to your comfort.

3 .) Can I buy trekking gear from Kathmandu?

Yes, you can buy trekking gear from Kathmandu. Thamel is the best place to buy trekking gear.

4 .) Can I or Can I not leave my luggage in Kathmandu whilst on the trek?

Trekking in Kathmandu? No worries! Leave your luggage at the hotel and enjoy a hassle-free adventure. The friendly hotel staff will keep your belongings safe and sound for free. So, say goodbye to heavy loads and hello to carefree trekking!

Price from
  • 1 Person $1550
  • 2 Person $1300
  • 3-4 Person $1200
  • 5-7 Person $1150
  • 8-10 Person $1100

Package Price

16 Days

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