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Nepal - Annapurna Circuit Trek (18 Days)

Few places in the world hold such a wonderful blend of natural. One such region is the Annapurna region. It is a rare combination of a long array of snow-capped peaks and crystal clear lakes. The turbulent rivers, deep gorges, hot springs, and picturesque villages make it beautiful. It is inhabited by simple and friendly people. This trek takes you away from the vehicular movement, into the land of the standing mountains.

This trek route offers spectacular mountain scenery and an extremely diverse cultural experience. The trail follows north of the main Himalayan range and dry Tibetan-like trans-Himalayan. It is enjoyable and no technical knowledge is required to undertake this trek. 

Annapurna Circuit Trek starts from Pokhara. Then you go through the different settlements like Bhulbhule, Baggarchhap, and Chame. We further trek to Pisang, Manang, Churiledar, Phedi, Muktinath, Kagbeni, Marpha, and Tatopani. The trek shows some spectacular valleys as Ngwal, Ghyaru, Marsayangdi, Tengi, Manang and Kali Gandaki valley.

This itinerary is a guideline only and we will follow the itinerary as far as possible but due to weather conditions, health conditions, natural disasters and other unfavorable phenomenon your guide might decide to amend or cancel the itinerary for your own safety. Your guide will help you at any time with providing information regarding conditions and safety during the treks.

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, our representative will be there. They will welcome and assist you before transferring you to your booked hotel. After you check-in, you will be provided with a welcome drink followed by the tour briefing. The remaining time is for leisure & relaxation. You can spend the time on your activities.

Accommodation included: Overnight in hotel at Thamel.

Our tour guide will come to pick you up along with the private vehicle. Firstly you will be visiting the UNESCO world heritage site Kathmandu Durbar Square where you can observe the typical wood-carved temples and buildings reflecting the ancient Kathmandu city and then you will be heading towards Swyambhunath- the monkey temple where you can observe the religious harmony and tolerance between the Buddhist religion and Hindu religion along with that enjoy the panoramic view of Kathmandu city and the Himalaya ranges from here. 

After that, you will be visiting the Pashupatinath Temple, one of the biggest pilgrimage sites for the Hindu religion people in south-east Asia, explore the surroundings and you can observe the ritual body cremating ceremony process of the Hindu people at the bank of holy Bagmati river and explore the surroundings. 

Then you will go to visit another UNESCO world heritage site Boudhanath Stupa. It was built in 600 A.D. and is the only one of a kind of stupa reflecting Buddhism in the world. Explore the surroundings of Boudhanath Stupa and after completing your sight seen get back to the hotel and rest. 

Accommodation included: Overnight in hotel at Thamel.

Early morning, we will leave for Syange in a private vehicle. It takes about seven hours to get to Besisahar through the serpentine roads in the hill. Here, we will stop for lunch and snacks. There are several small towns among green hills and, certainly, you will not be bored. From Besisahar, Syange village is about one hour’s ride. You will get the beautiful views of Mount Annapurna II, Mount Machhapuchhre, and Mount Lamjung. 

Accommodation included: Overnight accommodation in trekking lodge.

It takes 5 to 6 hours to reach Dharapani from Syange village. You will trek all the way through Jagat, Chyamche, Tal, Kyodo, and Karte (Khotro). Dharapani is situated at an elevation of 1860 meters above sea level. From Syange to Dharapani, the path is going up and down, but it is easy.

Accommodation included: Overnight accommodation in trekking lodge.

Today you will see the breathtaking views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV (7,525 m). We also come across a small hot spring which is a place to relax for a while.

Accommodation included: Overnight accommodation in trekking lodge.

Today, the trek begins through the forest areas in a steep, narrow valley. You can enjoy the rugged beauty of the towering Paungda Danda and pose glacial erosion at its finest. The path then leads through the peaceful forest to the upper Manang valley. Upon ascending further, we will reach Pisang, a large & sprawling village. This village bears many lodges that offer delicious meals challenging your taste buds.

Accommodation included: Overnight accommodation in trekking lodge.

We will head towards Manang by Ngwal / Ghyaru. Here, the spectacular views of the mountains and an exquisite view of the valley can be observed. The trail continues by the northern bank of the river before arriving at Ngwal. One can enjoy some free time and opportunities to explore and soak in nature’s beauty at its rawest form.

Accommodation included: Overnight accommodation in trekking lodge.

If the situation allows, we will enjoy a short boating tour at Gangapurna Lake. We can visit the monasteries that are dotted around the area. Or, we can simply enjoy the spectacular views of the Himalaya in the surrounding.  It is highly recommended to pay attention to the advice of the Himalayan Rescue Association for your stay in Manang.

Accommodation included: Overnight accommodation in trekking lodge.

Today, you will cross a stream and ascend to Tengi. You will continue ascending outside the Marsayangdi Valley and reach Ghunsang (3950 m). You will go through a scattered forest of barberry, juniper, and rose and also cross a large stream to reach Yak Kharka (4,050 m). From here, you will walk for an hour to reach Ledar. 

Accommodation included: Overnight accommodation in trekking lodge.

In the beginning, the trail will go right side. After we cross the suspension bridge, the trail goes left of the valley. We finally reach the Throung Phedi 4450 m/14596 ft and walk further straight up to the High camp. This day, you will see the Throung peak and some more mountains.

Accommodation included: Overnight accommodation in trekking lodge.

Today's trekking starts around 4:00 AM. Initially, you cross through Throung-La 5416 m/17764 ft- world largest pass. You can see the Dhaulagiri Massif straight west of the pass. Further, you will reach the village called Chirabu at the bottom of the Pass and then to Muktinath. 

Then, we pass a tough descending trail (1600 m) to Muktinath. Muktinath has great religious significance. It is a pilgrimage center for both Buddhists and Hindus. You will meet the Tibetan traders, Sadhus (Holy men) and rock piles from visitors in exchange for a good fortune in their next life.

Accommodation included: Overnight accommodation in trekking lodge.

In the morning, you will visit the Muktinath Temple. It's a very important site for both Hindu and Buddhist religions. Also, you'll visit the Buddhist Monastery and the famous natural gas light called the flame of Muktinath. The Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri mountains can be clearly seen from here.

Later, we will start trekking to Kagbeni. The hike is downhill and easy. Passing by Tibetan-like villages, we reach Kagbeni. It is situated in the Lower region of Mustang. You will have sufficient time to explore the Monastery and/or village. You can interact with the locals to experience the first-hand local culture. Afterwards, head for Jomsom to catch the flight to Pokhara, the next morning.

Accommodation included: Overnight accommodation in trekking lodge.

According to the flight time, you will head towards the airport to catch the flight to Pokhara. It will take about 30 minutes to reach Pokhara. During the flight, you can see many mountains as well as the trail down to Tatopani /Ghorepani. Then, you can check in to the Hotel in Pokhara. 

Afterwards, you have a full day to stroll around the city Pokhara. You can enjoy roaming around the lakeside as well as you can have fun by boating in the Phewa lake.  The shadow of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Dhaulagiri Mountains on the water of Phewa lake looks stunning.

Accommodation included: Overnight in hotel at Pokhara.

Today, you will be sightseeing the beautiful Pokhara. The enigmatic Davi’s Falls is a few minute’s drives away. The Pardi Khola, an outflow from Phewa Lake makes the fall. Devi’s Fall disappears into a mysterious cavern in the ground as it creates magnificent sprays.

Another attraction is the Seti Gandaki River, which flows right through the heart of the town. The limestone in the soil gives the river its milky color. At certain spots, the Seti Gandaki runs completely underground. Several Tibetan settlements around Pokhara sell handicraft goods & Tibetan carpets. Moreover, we will visit Davi's Waterfall, Gupteswor Mahade,  and International Mountain Museum.

Accommodation included: Overnight in hotel at Pokhara.

Today, you begin with an early drive to Sarangkot. Here, we can capture the tranquil and magical view of the city before sunrise. The first rays of sunlight hitting the mountains in the background are magnificent. Further, Sarangkot offers panoramic views of the Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri and other mountains.

Thereafter, we shall go for boating at Fewa Lake and we shall hike towards Peace Stupa. Pokhara Shanti Stupa is a Buddhist pagoda-style monument located on Anadu Hill of Kaski. The boat trip crossing Phewa Lake from Pumdi Bhumdi bay to Phewa Ghat lasts up to half an hour. It’s a good opportunity to enjoy the sight of Himalayan peaks reflecting on the water. It is also a relaxing way to end a hiking day and a panoramic loop at the World Peace Pagoda. 

Accommodation included: Overnight in hotel at Pokhara.

Our guide will receive you at your hotel drive you back to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, you will have the whole day to yourself. You can engage yourself in personal activities, leisure, shopping, etc. 

Accommodation included: Overnight in Hotel at Thamel.

Today, our guide will receive you and then drive you to Patan for sightseeing. In Patan, you will be visiting other heritage like Krishna Temple and Patan Durbar Square. Later on, you will visit the Patan Museum, where you can learn more about the history of Patan and the kings. You will also visit the Golden Temple and Banglamukhi Temple, a major attraction for both Hindu and Buddhist people. Then after we will be visiting Bhaktapur where you will be amazed by the architecture. Observe the old wood carved buildings all around Bhaktapur.

Explore the surroundings and visit the Nyatapola Temple, the biggest temple in Nepal. Here, you can also take the pottery making class using the traditional methods. You will visit the Pottery Square. You will be taught to design and adorn your pot with beautiful patterns and inscriptions. 

Accommodation included: Overnight in Hotel at Thamel.

Your trip will come to an end today. First, you will be advised and assisted with your onward travel arrangements. Then, we will transfer you to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport. You will reach the airport 3 hours before your flight schedule. 

Have a safe journey onwards.


All land transportation by private vehicle.
4 night accommodation in 4*Yatri Suites & Spa or similar at Kathmandu including breakfast. 
3 night accommodation in 3*Hotel Batika Classic or similar at Pokhara including breakfast. 
10 night accommodation throughout the trek in the best available hotel or lodge on full board basis
ACAP, TIMS & other necessary permits.  
An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder trekking guide.
All Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, and accommodation.
All government and local taxes. 
First aid kit.


Food other than in Trekking
All Drinks/ Beverage bills
Your personal expenses.
All entry fees for historical spots, heritage sites, and cultural spots, parks based on Program.
Tipping (Tips).
Travel Insurance.
Extra costs for upgrading rooms and services at hotels if/when applicable
Donation in temples, schools, monasteries, etc.
Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind.
What is not mentioned in Included.

To enhance your experience in Nepal, we give you the possibility to add one or more extra activities to this travel package. The step of adding these is available in the "Book now" process.

Do not hesitate to check each extra activity. They can be booked also separately.

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