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Annapurna Circuit Trekking - 12 days

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12 days
Max. Elevation
Group size
All ground transportation as per itinerary.
Best Season
Autumn and Spring
Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara/Teahouse Lodge in trek.
All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) in Annapurna circuit trekking route.
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Ends at
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Beshishahar-Dharapani-Chame-Pisang-Manang-Yakkharka-Throng Phedi-Muktinath-Kagbeni-Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu


    • - One of the most spectacular mountain amphitheaters
    • - Snowfield and glaciers, rock walls & ice fluting
    • - Kaligandaki gorge with dense bamboo jungle and rain forests
    • - Spectacular views of Mt.Annapurna I, II,III, Mt. Machhapuchhare, Mt. Dhaulagiri
    • - Experiencing the different ethnic culture & hospitality of the various areas
    • - Connecting different trekking routes to remote, restricted areas of the Annapurna region
The Annapurna Circuit Trek stands as one of the most renowned trekking routes in the world, offering adventurers a mesmerizing blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and challenging terrain. Spanning approximately 160-230 kilometers (depending on the exact route taken) around the Annapurna Massif in Nepal, Annapurna circuit trek typically takes about 12 to 18 days to complete, showcasing the diverse landscapes and cultures of the Annapurna region.

The journey usually commences in the vibrant city of Kathmandu, where you prepare for the awe-inspiring adventure ahead. From there, a scenic drive or flight leads to the trailhead in the town of Besisahar, where the trek officially begins. As we venture deeper into the Annapurna region, you encounter a breathtaking array of landscapes, ranging from lush subtropical forests to barren high-altitude plateaus.

One of the highlights of the 12 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek is the crossing of the formidable Thorong La Pass, standing at an elevation of 5,416 meters (17,769 feet). This exhilarating ascent challenges you both physically and mentally but rewards with unparalleled panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks, including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu.

Throughout the journey, we pass through a series of picturesque villages inhabited by diverse ethnic groups, including the Gurung, Thakali, and Manangi people. These communities welcome you with warm hospitality, providing insight into their unique cultures, traditions, and way of life. Accommodation along the trail ranges from cozy teahouses to rustic lodges, offering you a comfortable respite after a day of trekking.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek also offers ample opportunities for adventure enthusiasts to engage in side excursions, such as exploring the sacred pilgrimage site of Muktinath, soaking in natural hot springs in Tatopani, or embarking on a detour to the enchanting village of Manang. Additionally, you can witness the breathtaking beauty of the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest canyon in the world, as you traverse the trail.

As you near the conclusion of the Annapurna Circuit Trek, we descend through the lush rhododendron forests of the lower foothills, eventually reaching the picturesque village of Pokhara. Nestled beside the serene Phewa Lake, Pokhara serves as the perfect finale to the trek, offering stunning views of the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) mountains.

In conclusion, the Annapurna Circuit Trek epitomizes the essence of adventure travel, captivating you with its stunning natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and challenging yet rewarding terrain. Whether you're a seasoned trekker or a first-time adventurer, embarking on this epic journey is sure to leave you with memories that last a lifetime.

Important Note

It's important for you to carefully review the inclusions and exclusions provided by Nepal Everest Adventures and clarify any uncertainties before booking the trek and tour. Additionally, you should consider your personal preferences, budget, and specific needs when before your trip booking.

Trip Itinerary

Arrival in Kathmandu TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) One of our Airport Representative  to Pick you up and transfer to your hotel and brief to you for the trip and rest or explore the vibrant streets of Kathmandu and surrounding.

 Start early with a scenic drive Express Bus from Kathmandu to Beshishahar to Dharapani Manang, depending on your chosen itinerary. Get acclimatized to the altitude and prepare for the trek ahead.

Begin trekking through lush forests, terraced fields, and traditional Nepalese mountain villages.

Pass through villages like Chame, Pisang, Manang, and Yak Kharka, Throng Phedi experiencing local culture and hospitality.

Ascend gradually, allowing your body to acclimatize to the increasing altitude.

Encounter breathtaking views of peaks like Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, and Tilicho Peak.

Cross the Thorong La Pass (5,416 meters / 17,769 feet), the highest point of the trek.

Descend towards Muktinath, a sacred pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists.

Continue the descent through Kagbeni and Jomsom, experiencing the unique landscape of the Mustang region.

Conclude the trek with a scenic drive from Jomsom to Pokhara by Express bus. Relax in Pokhara, enjoying the serene lakeside atmosphere and reflecting on your adventure and stay over night at Pokhara.

Early in the morning drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus and trip end in Kathmandu. Stay over night at hotel in Kathmandu.

Transfer to TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) to say good bye to you as a friend.

Not satisfied with this itinerary? Make your own.


    Trekking Permits:
    • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)
    • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card
    • 2 Nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and 1 Night in Pokhara/9 Nights Teahouses or lodges along the trekking route.
    • All Transportation Pick up and departure transfer by private car/jeep depending on number of people.
    • Return transportation from Jomsom, Pokhara and Kathmandu after completing the trek by tourist bus.
    Guide and Porter:
    • Services of an experienced trekking guide who is knowledgeable about the route, culture, and safety considerations
    • Porter(s) to carry trekking gear and supplies (optional, depending on the package)
    Emergency Assistance:
    • Emergency evacuation arrangements (if necessary)
    • First aid kit and basic medical assistance. 
    • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.

Doesn't Include

    Personal Expenses:
    • International flights to and from Nepal.
    • Expenses for snacks, beverages, and alcoholic drinks during the trek.
    • Expenses for optional activities or side trips not included in the itinerary.
    • Personal gear and equipment (e.g., trekking boots, sleeping bag, backpack, etc.)
    • Travel insurance (including medical and evacuation coverage)
    • Tips for guides, porters, and other staff members (tipping is customary in Nepal but discretionary)
    Additional Costs:
    • Costs incurred due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays, cancellations, or changes in the itinerary.
    • Any expenses related to medical treatment, medication, or emergency evacuation.
    • All bar bills and beverage during the trek.
    Optional Extras:
    • Optional activities before or after the trek (e.g., sightseeing tours in Kathmandu or Pokhara, cultural experiences, etc.)
    • Rental fees for trekking gear and equipment.


    Annapurna Circuit trekking Map.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is a renowned trekking route in Nepal that encircles the Annapurna Massif, offering breathtaking views of some of the highest peaks in the world, including Annapurna I (8,091 m) and Dhaulagiri (8,167 m).

  Typically, the trek takes around 14 to 21 days to complete, depending on the chosen route, starting point, and pace of the trekker.

 The best time for the Annapurna Circuit Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is generally stable, and the skies are clear, offering the best views of the mountains.

 The trek is considered to be moderately difficult. While it doesn't require technical climbing skills, it does involve high altitudes and long hours of walking each day. It's important for trekkers to be physically fit and adequately prepared for altitude sickness.

Yes, it's highly recommended, especially for those who are not experienced in the region. Our guides can provide valuable assistance, ensure safety, and offer insights into the local culture and environment.

 We need to obtain the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card. These permits we obtained through our Company directly to the Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

 Accommodation along the Annapurna Circuit Trekking ranges from basic teahouses to more comfortable lodges with basic amenities such as beds, blankets, and meals. You can find accommodation in villages along the route.

 Essential items include sturdy hiking boots, warm clothing, a good quality sleeping bag, water purification tablets, sunscreen, a first aid kit, trekking poles, and a reliable backpack. It's important to pack light but ensure you have all necessary items for the trek.

Yes, altitude sickness can be a concern, especially when ascending rapidly. It's important for you to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and recognize the symptoms of altitude sickness. Descending to lower altitudes is necessary if symptoms become severe.

Yes, there are emergency rescue services available, but they may be limited in some remote areas. It's important to have adequate travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation in case of any unforeseen circumstances.

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