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Annapurna I (8,091m), first climbed on June 3rd, 1950 by Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal. It was the first of the 'over 8000m' peaks to be summited -

  • Duration FULL PACKAGE TRIP Days
  • Difficulty Level Medium

Trip Introduction


Annapurna Circuit Trek – 15 Days Brief Insight

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is a well-known and remarkable trek that takes you through one of the world’s most diverse and beautiful landscapes. This trek in Nepal’s Annapurna region is a true gem for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek, which covers around 160-230 kilometers (100-145 miles), is a challenging yet rewarding journey that usually takes 15 to 20 days to complete. The journey starts in lowland communities and terraced fields and progressively ascends through beautiful forests, lovely villages, and tumbling waterfalls. The landscape changes considerably as you climb, showing spectacular snow-capped peaks, deep gorges, and bleak high-altitude deserts.

Crossing the Thorong La Pass, which stands at 5,416 meters (17,769 feet), is one of the attractions of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. This thrilling and physically demanding trek stretch provides breathtaking Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges vistas. The sense of accomplishment that comes with reaching the pass is unmatched.

Throughout the trip, you’ll pass through traditional Nepalese villages populated by various ethnic groups, including Gurungs, Magars, Thakalis, and Tibetans. You’ll be able to enjoy their warm hospitality, sample local cuisine, and learn about their unique customs and traditions.

The Annapurna Conservation area  is protected with a diverse range of flora and animals. Trekking through this region allows you to experience the natural splendor of the Himalayas. You might see endangered animals like the snow leopard, musk deer, and birds and butterflies.

Along the way, you’ll discover nice teahouses and lodges with modest amenities, allowing trekkers to enjoy the journey without bringing bulky camping gear. The welcoming atmosphere created by the friendly people and fellow trekkers adds to the enjoyment of the trip.

Highlights of Annapurna Circuit Trek – 15 Days

  • Traverse the Thorong La Pass at an elevation of 5,416 meters (17,769 feet)
  • Rewarding adventure with panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges
  • Travel through the Annapurna Conservation Area, a protected area famous for its varied flora and fauna
  • Visit Muktinath, a sacred pilgrimage place for both Hindus and Buddhists
  • Rejuvenate in Tatopani’s natural hot springs
  • Explore distinct cultures, traditions, and genuine welcome of communities like Gurungs and Magars
  • Discover picturesque apple farms and the settlement of Marpha


  • DAY 01

    Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400 m / 4,593 ft)

    Meals: Dinner

    You will arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal’s lively capital city, on the first day of your Annapurna Circuit Trek. The sights and sounds of this bustling city will greet you as you land at Tribhuvan International Airport.

    After clearing immigration and customs, you will be welcomed by one of our representatives, who will transport you to your hotel.

  • DAY 02

    Drive from Kathmandu (1,400 m / 4,593 ft) to Jagat (1,100 m / 3,069 ft)

    • Trek Distance :186 Km
    • Highest Altitude :Jagat (1,100m/3,069ft)
    • Trek Duration :8-9 hrs
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    You will depart Kathmandu on this day and drive to Jagat, the starting place of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. Along the way, the beautiful drive offers stunning views of the Marsyangdi River valley, terraced fields, and attractive towns. You’ll pass through Besisahar on the way, where you’ll board a local jeep. You’ll eventually reach Jagat.

  • DAY 03

    Trek from Jagat (1,100m/3,069ft) to Dharapani (1,960 m / 6,430 ft)

    • Trek Distance :12 Km
    • Highest Altitude :Dharapani (1,960 m / 6,430 ft)
    • Trek Duration :6 hrs
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    The trip starts at Jagat and takes you through the scenic Manang Valley. You’ll pass via the picturesque village of Tal on your journey. As you travel, you’ll pass multiple suspension bridges across deep valleys and rivers, immersing yourself in nature.


  • DAY 04

    Trek from Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft) to Chame (2,630 m / 8,629 ft)

    • Trek Distance :15 Km
    • Highest Altitude :Chame (2,630 m / 8,629 ft)
    • Trek Duration :6 hrs
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    The trek starts in Dharapani and heads toward Chame. You’ll go through lovely forests filled with pine, fir, and oak trees. The Marsyangdi River will join you on your journey, contributing to the area’s natural splendor.

    As the trek advances, you’ll pass through picturesque villages like Bargarchhap, Timang, and Koto, each with a distinct charm. Throughout the trek, the sensational vistas of Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, and Lamjung Himal will leave you speechless. You’ll eventually arrive in Chame, concluding this part of the journey.

  • DAY 05

    Trek from Chame (2,630 m / 8,629 ft) to Pisang (3,300 m / 10,827 ft)

    Trek Distance :15 Km

    Highest Altitude :Pisang (3,300 m / 10,827 ft)

    Trek Duration :5 hrs

    Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Today’s hike is worthwhile, as you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking scenery, lush forests, and spectacular mountains. The tour begins with a trek through Paungda Danda, a location with stunning terrain that will leave you speechless.

    Close-up views of Pisang Peak and the majestic Annapurna II will meet you along the journey and undoubtedly leave an impression. After that, you’ll descend into the lovely Manang Valley and immerse yourself in its calm environment. Finally, you’ll arrive in Pisang

  • DAY 06

    Trek from Pisang (3,300 m / 10,827 ft) to Manang (3,370 m / 11,056 ft)

    • Trek Distance :16 Km
    • Highest Altitude :Manang (3,370 m / 11,056 ft)
    • Trek Duration :4 hrs
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Begin your journey from Pisang and follow through the Ghyaru, Ngawal, and Mungji villages. You’ll be treated to stunning vistas of Annapurna II, III, IV, Pisang Peak, Gangapurna, and Tilicho along this picturesque path, which will leave you speechless.

    As you continue your journey, you’ll notice a change to a cooler and drier atmosphere, which adds a certain beauty to the surroundings. Soon, you’ll find yourself in a Tibetan settlement immersed in its peculiar culture and environment.

    Explore the majestic Barge Monastery, Manang’s largest monastery, before reaching the busy Manang Bazaar, where this walk section closes.

  • DAY 07

    Acclimatization day at Manang (3,370 m / 11,056 ft

    This acclimatization day will allow you to adjust to the increased altitude while touring the lovely town of Manang. Take the time to soak up the local ambiance and admire this Himalayan settlement’s distinct charm.

    A visit to Gangapurna Lake is one of the day’s highlights. Furthermore, the jaw-dropping views of Annapurna III, Tilicho, Chulu, and Pisang Peak will leave you speechless. Return to your Manang accommodation after a day of exploration and acclimation.

  • DAY 08

    Trek from Manang (3,370 m / 11,056 ft) to Yak Kharka (4,110 m / 13,484 ft)

    • Trek Distance :11 Km
    • Highest Altitude :Yak Kharka (4,110 m / 13,484 ft)
    • Trek Duration :3-4 hrs
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Begin the hike by ascending to Tenki village. Along the route, you’ll pass through the picturesque Marshyangdi Valley and enter the enthralling Jarsang Khola Valley. You’ll pass through gorgeous fields dotted with Juniper trees along the way.

    You’ll soon arrive at Ghunsa, where you’ll see horses and yaks grazing peacefully. As you ascend further, you’ll pass a wooden bridge and continue your trek until you reach Yak Kharka, your day’s objective.

  • DAY 09

    Trek from Yak Kharka (4,110 m / 13,484 ft) to Thorong Phedi (4,450 m / 14,600 ft)

    • Trek Distance :8 Km
    • Highest Altitude :Thorong Phedi (4,450 m / 14,600 ft)
    • Trek Duration :3-4 hrs
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Today’s hike takes you to the famous Thorong La Pass base. Begin by walking to a ridge before descending and crossing the Marshyangdi River.

    After that, you will climb the mountain, following a narrow track that leads to Thorong Phedi. This area serves mainly as a base camp for trekkers preparing to traverse the Thorong La Pass.

  • DAY 10

    Trek from Thorong Phedi (4,450 m / 14,600 ft) to Muktinath Temple (3,800 m / 12,467 ft) via Thorong La Pass (5,416 m / 17,769 ft)

    • Trek Distance :16.5 Km
    • Highest Altitude :Thorong La High Pass (5,416m/17,769ft)
    • Trek Duration :7-8 hrs
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Start your day with an early hike that includes a challenging ascent. The trail will take you through rugged slopes till you reach the summit of the gorgeous Thorong La Pass.

    You’ll be treated to breathtaking vistas of massive peaks and the awe-inspiring Kali Gandaki Gorge from this vantage point. After taking in the spectacular environment, continue your journey by descending over steep trails to Muktinath, a sacred pilgrimage place.

  • DAY 11

    Drive from Muktinath (3,800 m / 12,467 ft) to Jomsom (2,743 m / 8,999 ft) and Tatopani (1,190 m / 3,904 ft)

    • Trek Distance :113 Km
    • Highest Altitude :Tatopani (1,190 m / 3,904 ft)
    • Trek Duration :6-7 hrs
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Begin your day with a visit to the prestigious Muktinath Temple in the morning. After that, catch a local bus heading for Tatopani. Brace yourself for a trip along bumpy roads as you pass through picturesque gorges.

    As you proceed, the terrain will change from barren hills to deep green forests, providing an abrupt change. You’ll eventually arrive in Tatopani, known for its natural hot springs. Spend some time relaxing and rejuvenating by soaking in the peaceful hot springs.

  • DAY 12

    Trek from Tatopani (1,190 m / 3,904 ft) to Ghorepani (2,810 m / 9,216 ft)

    • Trek Distance :17 Km
    • Highest Altitude :Ghorepani (2,810m/9,216ft)
    • Trek Duration :6-7 hrs
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Leave Tatopani and make your way to Ghorepani. To begin, you’ll cross the Kali Gandaki River, taking in the area’s natural beauty. As you continue your trip, you’ll pass through Thakali villages like Sikha and Chitre, giving you a look into the local culture.

    The trail will take you further, providing stunning vistas of terraced farmlands surrounded by breathtaking mountains. You’ll also drive through lush woodlands with rhododendron, magnolia, and birch trees, making for a gorgeous scene.

    Finally, you’ll arrive in Ghorepani, which marks the end of this leg of the journey.

  • DAY 13

    Morning hike to Poon Hill (3,210 m / 10,532 ft), then Trek to Birethanti (1,039 m / 3,409 ft) and Drive to Nayapul, Pokhara

    • Trek Distance :12.5 Km
    • Highest Altitude :Poon Hill (3,210m/10,532ft)
    • Trek Duration :4-5 hrs
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    This is the last leg of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. Begin the day with a climb to Poon Hill, where you’ll see a spectacular sunrise across the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.

    Poon Hill is well-known for its panoramic vistas and is an excellent location for photographing the neighboring peaks. Return to Ghorepani for a well-deserved breakfast after viewing the sunrise.

    Continue your journey towards Birethanti, taking in the scenery along the way. After finishing your hike in Birethanti, you’ll drive to Nayapul, which connects to Pokhara. Here you may unwind and reflect on the fantastic experience you’ve undertaken.

  • DAY 14

    Drive from Pokhara (820 m / 2,690 ft) to Kathmandu (1,400 m / 4,593 ft)

    • Trek Distance :200 Km
    • Highest Altitude :Kathmandu (1,400 m / 4,593 ft)
    • Trek Duration :6-7 hrs
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    The drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu is approximately 200 kilometers long. You will travel towards the capital city through stunning landscapes and attractive settlements. Relax and enjoy the journey as you cross the scenic roads connecting these two bustling places.

  • DAY 15

    Final Departure

    Meals :Breakfast

    Today we celebrate the end of this breathtaking and exciting journey. Our representative will accompany you to the international airport so you can start the next leg of your adventure without delay. May the excitement and thrill of this trip stay imprinted in your soul, inspiring you to go on future adventures on an even bigger scale.

Cost Includes & Excludes

Cost Include

What is included in Annapurna Circuit Trek – 15 Days

  • Two nights’ stay in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu, including breakfast
  • One night’ stay in a 3-star hotel in Pokhara, including breakfast
  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary
  • Three meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) throughout the trek
  • The best available twin-sharing lodge for trek accommodation
  • One knowledgeable, supportive, and polite guide
  • Porters (one porter for every two people)
  • Food, lodging, salaries, and equipment for the staff
  • All employees are covered by accident insurance
  • Trekking map and certificate of achievement
  • First-aid medication kit
  • Permit Fee for Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP)
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Fee (Please bring two passport-size pictures for permit)
  • Government taxes and a service charge for the office

Cost Non-Includes

What is Excluded

  • Meals not specified in the provided itinerary
  • Individual Travel Insurance
  • International flight tickets
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Beverages, including soft drinks and bottled water
  • Snacks and personal expenses
  • Hot showers during the trek
  • Personal trekking gear/equipment
  • Internet and phone calls
  • Tips for guides
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