14 Days
Duration
Nepal
Destination
5416m
Altitude
Trekking
Activities
The Annapurna Circuit – rightly known as Nepal’s classic trek – offers more variety than any other equivalent length trek, taking us through virtually every type of scenery that Nepal has to offer.
There are superb views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri and an amazing variety of landscapes ranging from sub-tropical through alpine peaks to an arid semi-desert akin to Tibet.

        An expedition to the Annapurna Circuit is a journey of a lifetime. The combination of rugged mountain massifs, sparkling streams and rivers, ancient temples and the breathtaking landscapes and views at every turn make this an incredible adventure.
To reach the start of the trek there is a long drive, first down the main Pokhara road then following the Marshyangdi river to Besi Sahar. The trek proper begins here, crossing and recrossing the gorge carved by the Marshyangdi river on suspension bridges before you reach Manang, the largest village on the route.
An acclimatisation day is taken here to prepare for crossing the Thorung La pass which is the highest point of the trek at 5416m. From there you descend progressively with plenty of up and down along the way until you reach Jomsom or if you have time complete the full circuit by trekking to Birethanti. We offer two itineraries, a 14 day version flying back from Jomsom for those short on time or, for those who have plenty of time, the full 18 day circuit trekking all the way out to Birethanti, including an ascent of Poon Hill, one of the best panoramic viewpoints in the Himalaya.
Additional days relaxing on the shores of Lake Pokhara can be arranged before you fly back to Kathmandu.

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2: Drive to Besi Sahar, trek to Bhulbule – 840m

Day 3: Trek to Jagat- 1300m

Day 4: Trek to Bagarchap – 2160m

Day 5: Trek to Chame – 2630m

Day 6: Trek to Pisang – 3190m

Day 7: Trek to Manang – 3520m

Day 8: Acclimatisaton day in Manang – 3520m

Day 9: Trek to Letdar – 4250m

Day 10: Trek to Thorung High Camp – 4850m

Day 11: Cross Thorung La and trek to Muktinath – 5416m – 3800m

Day 12: Trek to Jomsom – 2713m

Day 13: Flight to Kathmandu via Pokhara/Jomsom

Day 14: Depart Kathmandu

  • One of the world’s great circuit treks with stunning views of the Annapurna massif
  • Cross dramatic gorges above the Marshyangdi river and traverse Thorung La pass
  • Great cultural journey visiting remote Buddhist and Nepali villages.

  • Expenses of Personal : Telephone, Alcohols, Cold Drinks, Entry fee of places and Personal Insurance
  • Covers immediate medical facilities
  • Extra expenses due to unforeseen circumstances like landslide, strike, accidents, natural calamities, ropeway and tips etc

  • Trekking
  • Camping

  • Nights Stay at Hotel
  • Camping
  • Trekking

  • Transportation
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Guide
  • Entry fees

Additional information

GradeModerate
RouteBesi sahar to Pisang the Jomsom
Day1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Our representative and driver will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. The representative will help you check into your hotel. At the hotel you will meet your guide and be briefed about your daily activities.
Day2: Drive to Besi Sahar, trek to Bhulbule – 840m
You begin this trip driving along the Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway to Dumre and then following the rough route by the Marshyangdi River. After 6 hours you finally reach Besi Sahar, the capital of Lamjung District. From here you start your trek to Bhulbule, climbing up towards the village of Denauti where you will see Nepali village life at close quarters until you reach the village of Bhulbule.
Day3: Trek to Jagat- 1300m
Today you walk northwards away from Bhulbule, and further into the deep gorges of the Marshyandi Valley towards the village of Syange where you will see Nepali village life at close quarters. You get to see the Annapurna range clearly for the first time. The trail crosses a suspension bridge and follows terraced rice fields, offering great views of Manaslu. As the trail goes uphill, you spot several shops and teahouses at Ngadi village. On leaving Ngadi, trek to Bahundanda which literally means “Brahmin Hill” and as the name suggests Bahundanda is largely inhabited by Brahmins.
A steep trail descends from Bahundanda before crossing a stream. It then climbs again and traverses the hillside before reaching the village of Hani Gaon. You follow the winding mountain path down through Syange and along the river for some distance. The trail then climbs steeply and the path is cut into the sheer cliff-face some 200-300m above the river-bed. Eventually you descend to the stone village of Jagat, situated on a shelf, which juts out into the Marshyangdi valley.
Day4: Trek to Bagarchap – 2160m
The trail from Jagat descends until it reaches the river and then continues through a lush forest, before ascending to a sharp-edged cliff facing the riverbank. After crossing a suspension bridge, you climb steeply on the path to Sattale and then to Tal. As you walk away from Tal, the path becomes rugged and winding and you pass the forested village of Karte and Dharapani before you finally reach Bagarchap.
Day5: Trek to Chame – 2630m
You skirt through a narrow field from the village. The Dudh Khola, which originates from the south face of Manaslu before joining the Marshyangdi, veers to the left. Annapurna II becomes visible as you arrive at Bagarchhap, a Bhotia village with colourful prayer flags. As you continue ascending through forests of pine and oak, you pass through Dhanakyu before coming to a large waterfall. Further on, the Marshyangdi river enters a gorge and the trails follows a rock-strewn path. When the steep incline ends, you follow a path amid rhododendrons and continue on a gently rising path. You cross a stream before entering a pine forest. You then enter the hamlet of Kotho, from where you can get a good view of Annapurna II. The route reaches a large white gate with a corrugated iron roof, which is the entrance of Chame, the administrative headquarters of Manang district. There is electricity, a wireless station, schools, shops, health post, post office, police check post, hotels, lodges and banks in Chame. The hot springs are a major attraction too.
Day6: Trek to Pisang – 3190m
Today you head off for Pisang crossing a large suspension bridge over the Marshyangdi. Your trail meanders through fields leading to Teleku at 2775 metres before reaching Bratang. After leaving the forested village, the valley changes from a V-shape to a gentle U-shape. Further on, you continue up steep trails to the south side and cross a long suspension bridge at 3040 metres. From here you get to view Paungda Danda rising more than 1500 metres from the river. You cross one final bridge and enter the village of Pisang.
Day7: Trek to Manang – 3520m
You start today heading along a steep ridge with wonderful views of the Manang valley and Tilicho peak. You descend through Manang’s airstrip to come to Hongde, lying beneath Annapurna III on the north-east face. The route then leads to the wide plain of the Sabje Khola Valley from where you get views of Annapurna IV (7525m). Further on, you cross a wooden bridge, and enter the village of Mungji. You continue along the cultivated fields and after a while arrive at the village of Bryaga which has a lovely monastery. On trekking down to Manang, you get more views of the Annapurna range – Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna (7455m) and Tilicho Peak (7134m).
Day8: Acclimatisaton day in Manang – 3520m
Today you will do two acclimatisation treks upper to higher altitude to visit a local stupa and also an spectacular view point to help you to prepare for climbing higher tomorrow. You will also have time to enjoy a Lavazza coffee and tuck in to a cinnamon danish or chocolate croissant baked locally.
Day9: Trek to Letdar – 4250m
Leaving Manang you cross a stream and climb to Tengi, 120 meters above Manang, before leaving the Marshyangdi Valley to head up the valley of the Thorung Khola. The vegetation of scrub juniper and alpine grasses marks the climb in altitude as you reach the small village of Gunsang, a cluster of flat mud roofs just below the trail at 3960 meters. The trail takes you further along a large stream that flows from Chulu Youst and Gundang and leads to Letdar.
Day10: Trek to Thorung High Camp – 4850m
Leaving Letdar, you climb gradually to a ridge before descending to the headwaters of the stream and crossing via a covered wooden bridge. After a short ascent up the mountain path on the right bank, you follow a narrow trail across an unstable steep slope and then descend to Thorung Phedi. You will take a short break here before climbing up steeply a further 300 metres to Thorung High Camp. Tonight you will make your final preparations for an early ascent tomorrow of the Thorung La Pass.
Day11: Cross Thorung La and trek to Muktinath – 5416m – 3800m
You have an early start today for the crossing of Thorung La Pass(5416m). The trail starts off steadily zig-zagging its’ way up the mountainside. The gradient then eases and after around 1 1/2 – 2 hours of steady climbing, you reach the prayer flags of the pass. From the snow-covered mountains above, to the head of the Kali Gandaki valley below and the brown and purple hills of Mustang, which spread out before you, you are presented with dramatic views in every direction. The descent to Muktinath is a tough 1600m but the excellent views of Dhaulagiri are a good distraction. Eventually moraine gives way to grassy slopes before a pleasant walk along the Jhong Khola Valley to Muktinath, with its shrines and temple.
Day12: Trek to Jomsom – 2713m
You now begin the descent down the dramatic Kali Gandaki valley, initially through arid country in the same geographical and climatic zone as Tibet. After passing through Jharkot and Khingar, villages with typical Tibetan architecture, you follow the valley floor most of the way to Jomsom. En route, you get tremendous views of both Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri. Jomsom is a large town sprawled along both banks of the Kali Gandaki River, and it is here you will spend the final night of your trek. (walk approx 3 hours)
Day13: Flight to Kathmandu via Pokhara/Jomsom 
You take an early morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. It is a spectacular flight along the Kali Gandaki Gorge and provides wonderful views of both the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. You then catch a further flight back to Kathmandu.
Day14: Depart Kathmandu
Our representative will take you back to the airport for your flight home.

Nepal Treks Booking Form

Q1. Are you a licensed trekking agency ?
Yes, we are a licensed trekking agency. We have been organizing tours, treks and expeditions for our valued clients for more than eleven years.

Q2. Can your guides speak English ?
Our guide and his assistants speak reasonable amount of English, good enough to explain you about the places, local culture or any sight that catches your eyes.

Q3. Do you arrange private treks ?
Yes, we do. If you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families & colleagues you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient timeframe for any number of people (minimum 1 & maximum 100 at a time). Cost for private trip is fixed on the basis of group size, trek area, duration and trek style, and is negotiable. We also arrange TREKS FOR SINGLE WOMAN. If none of your friends are wanting to go for this trip you can still be able to make your preferred trip with us. There is absolutely nothing to worry about making it solo trip. We assign local guide, porters etc who you can trust your life with.

Q4. How difficult are the treks ?
Trekking requires lots of willpower, tolerance of harsh conditions and reasonable fitness, good health and physical condition. It is vital that participants with pre-existing medical problems or conditions make these known to the time of booking.

Q5. When is the best season for trek ?
In India We have main two seasons for trekking. The best months are September, October & November during the Autumn season and March, April & May during the spring season are consider as the best seasons for attempting trekking, although we do have some departures during some other months as well because we would like to offer some opportunities for some people who cannot make their holidays during the best months. The best months has been defined due to their nature of best visibility and best weather condition other then.

Q6. What is the general duration of the everyday trek ?
The duration of the trek depends on interests which you have. Generally, your trek can range from 4-7 days to month time or longer periods if you wish. Even the same trek can be of a different duration for different trekkers depending on their wishes and interests on the route. Duration can be Customized.

Q7. What are the sources of drinking water supply during trekking ?
In the trekking areas most lodges serve boiled and filtered water, which is generally safe, we suggest a drop of iodine for safe water. And it will be possible to buy the bottle water at every place so you can easily plan to buy mineral water during the trekking period. If you are in trek with Off road adventure our kitchen staff will make sure to give u boil water throughout the trek.

Q8. What kind of luggage should I bring ?
If you are joining our trekking trips, you should be bringing trekking rucksack- which to be carried by our Sherpa helper and you bring separate day bag (20 to 30 ltrs recommended) where you could put your day required thing along with your valuable document- passport, money etc. We would provide you our trekking duffle bag if you do not have proper trekking bags so it is not a problem.
If you are joining our tours, you can bring suitcase or any other common luggage bag you have. Usual travelling bags are fine.

Q9. What should I pack ?
This is a very frequently asked question but of course it depends entirely on your destination, the season you’re travelling in and the activities you’ll participate in. The most important thing to pack is your sense of humor because this can get you through any situation – including lost luggage. Most of our high altitude treks, you should be having warm clothing, bring your regular clothing stuff for tours. Please see each trip itinerary for the required equipment for the trips.

Q10. What type of food is served during a trek ?
On a CAMPING TREK we provide three tasty, plentiful and nutritious meals daily with a variety of local and western dishes. To start the day, breakfast consists of a choice of porridge, muesli and cereal followed by omelet, fried or scrambled eggs with chapattis or bread. Lunch is generally a selection of salad, cooked vegetable dishes, pasta and traditional breads. Dinner is a hearty 3 course meal – soup, followed by a variety of vegetable, meat, rice and pasta dishes and completed with a simple dessert. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate are also provided at all meals. We use as much fresh produce as possible and special diets are regularly catered for. The leaders are able to maintain very tight controls on health and hygiene in the kitchen with respect to general cleanliness and food preparation and also within the group with respect to personal hygiene. All foods are well cooked and vegetables are treated by potassium permanganate or iodine. Boiled water is served for drinking. Antiseptic soaps and potassium or iodine treated water are provided for washing. Special dietary requirements can always be catered for.

Q11. Do you provide any equipment while trekking ?
On all our Camping treks we provide all the tents, sometimes dome tents, sometimes sturdy A frames and normally people share one tent between two; a foam mattress each; all the cutlery and utensils, cooking pots, stoves; candles/kerosene lantern, tables and stools, kitchen tent, dining tent and toilet tent; all the main meals while trekking but not snacks.

Q12. Is there electricity during the trekking ?
Only few trekking areas like Singalila in West Bengal and trekking routes of Himachal Pradesh, we get electricity. You can charge your camera batteries. However it is likely that the electricity can off in mountain anytime so you should be bringing your personal head lamp or light additionally for the safety.

Q13. How safe travelling alone women with your company ?
We ensure all safety and security for individual woman travelers while with us, we are more responsible for these kinds of issues. So we have trained our guide’s staffs, the way our clients want. We have been organizing private treks, tours to solo women travelers since our establishment, we have trained our guides especially on this regards so do not hesitate to join us. We assure you our great safety during your trip with us. We can also Provide Lady Guide if asked.

Q14. What about security during trekking ?
Security of our clients is the foremost important for us. All our guides and other support crew are carefully chosen for your trips. Our guides hold licenses issued by the Nepal Government. They are very honest and reliable. But we would also advise you to take care of your own personal belongings. If you are on ‘camping trek’ please do not leave your bags unattended at any time for your own safety. Take your main bag inside the tent once you reach campsite. At night, put all bags and belongings in the middle of the tent. Your guide assigns a Sherpa on turn wise basis to guard the campsite throughout the night. You have to take sensible precautions yourself at all times. Never leave your baggage unattended and keep your lodge room locked when you go out.

Q15. What problems can arise on altitude ?
Our itinerary specially tailored considering with a high degree of minimization of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Normally, altitude sickness stars from 3,600 meters/11,808 feet and there is no problem below this standard. During your trip this is a best solution go slowly with body acclimatization. Consider in the higher altitude there is less oxygen in the air. Suppose, crossing high passes more than 5,000 meters/ 16,400 feet, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Your body needs many days to acclimatization during the travel in high Himalaya.

Q16. What are the Preventive facilities of Altitude Illness ?
Altitude illness, AMS is a very unpredictable condition, but all of our guides are very experienced with the symptoms and treatment of AMS. Every time our guides are ready to help you. We do, however, strongly advise people with known heart, lungs or blood diseases to consult their doctor before trekking.

Q17. Are your staffs equipped/trained & insured ?
Yes! Our guides and porters are fully equipped. Actually we are working in a team. We all are boss and we all are workers. Most of our staffs are trained mountaineers who are certified by various mountaineering institute of India, Some have experience of Working in trekking field for more then two decades making our Company a team of Qualified and Experienced Trekkers. We provide one of the best informative guides for your holidays who can explain about Culture, Geography, Eco system, Plants and History. Some are multi lingual also.

Q18. Is tipping included and if not, how much should I budget ?
Tips are appreciated by your support team after the trip. The amount depends on your budget and appreciation of their work. Some trekkers give 10% of the total tour cost as tips.

Q19. Does your company arrange domestic and international flight and other services ?
Yes, we can arrange all kind of flight tickets and services. Additional help will be provided for you to the different activities like river rafting, city guided tour, Paragliding, jungle safari etc according to your interest and requirements.

Q20. Can we change the itinerary ?
Depending on the prevailing situation, you can modify it to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of trek completion should always coincide with the original itinerary. You should keep in mind that this is an adventure trip into the remotest region, where many unforeseen events may contribute to the need for a change in itinerary. In such cases, we or your guide will suggest the best alternative similar to your original itinerary.