Annapurna Circuit Trek

One of the world's best treks

This, one of the world’s classic treks, takes you through virtually the whole range of Nepalese landscapes: From sub-tropical valleys with banana plants and gushing, murky jungle rivers, through gorgeous woodlands, and across Alpine meadows and conifer forests, to the rock and ice wastes higher up. Completing this trek, which circles the world-famous Annapurna massif and crosses Thorong La, one of the world's highest passes, is an achievement you'll be talking about for years to come. Let's go!

This is a shorter version of the full Annapurna Circuit Trek. A Himalayan Glacier advisor will be happy to help you with alternative routes - get in touch for more information.

Days

13

From only

$1,890 pp

  • Accommodation, flights and all equipment included.
  • Suitable for beginners, no experience required.
  • 24/7 emergency support.
  • Quality guaranteed.
  • Expert guides.
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Itinerary

What you'll do and see

Kathmandu

Day 1

Kathmandu

Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu you will be greeted by a Himalayan Glacier representative and taken to your hotel to relax and explore the neighbourhood.

That evening you'll be treated to a welcome dinner hosted by Himalayan Glacier, a chance to enjoy the excellent Nepalese cuisine and meet your trekking group.

Includes: dinner
Hotel Moonlight

Hotel Moonlight

A carefully-selected hotel offering comfort with friendly, welcoming service - exactly what you need before (and after) hiking in the Nepalese Himalaya!

Kathmandu

Day 2

Kathmandu

After breakfast at your hotel enjoy a guided tour of Kathmandu's historical and spiritual highlights, including the World Heritage Sites of Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple,' and the Buddhist shrine Bouddhanath, one of the largest stupas in the world. 

At noon, there will be a pre-trip discussion with your team members and trek leader for a briefing on the upcoming adventure and an opportunity to ask any last minute questions.

Includes: breakfast
Kathmandu - Syange

Day 3

Kathmandu - Syange

From Kathmandu it's a roughly 8-10 hour drive to Syange by private minivan. There are plenty of opportunities to stop and appreciate the Nepalese countryside with its green hills, rivers, terraced farms and, of course, the mighty Himalayan backdrop.

Includes: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Syange - Dharapani

Day 4

Syange - Dharapani

The first day of hiking! The trail starts at Manang district, passing through fields and alongside picturesque waterfalls. Passing through the village of Kodo you'll reach Dharapani, one of the biggest villages in the Manang valley, where you'll spend the night.

Closing altitude: 1,960m/6,430ft

Hiking duration: 7-8 hours

Includes: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Dharapani - Chame

Day 5

Dharapani - Chame

The trail continues through steep forested ridges on the way to Chame. Don't forget to look up – overhead are remarkable views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV. If time permits you're able to stop off at some small hot springs to soak your feet!

Closing altitude: 2,710m/8,891ft 

Hiking duration: 5-6 hours

Includes: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Chame - Pisang

Day 6

Chame - Pisang

Hiking through a steep and narrow valley, you'll get your first view of Paungda Danda rock face, a dramatic curved rock face rising 1500m from the river. You'll also enjoy excellent views of Annapurna 2 to the south and Pisang Peak to the north east. From here you descend to the Manang Valley floor and overnight in Pisang.

Closing altitude: 3,300m/10,824ft

Hiking duration: 5-6 hours

Includes: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Pisang - Manang

Day 7

Pisang - Manang

There are two routes from Pisang to Manang, this trek follows the trail through Upper Pisang via Geru as it guarantees outstanding views of Mt. Annapurna, Pisang Peak, and others. Approaching Manang you'll notice the climate become colder and drier. En-route you'll stop at Barge Monastery, the biggest monastery in the Manang District, before arriving at Manang for the night.

Closing altitude: 3,500m/11,482ft

Hiking duration: 6-7 hours

Includes: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 8

Acclimatisation day in Manang

You'll spend the day in Manang to adjust to the elevated altitude. You can make the short hike to either Bhojo Gumba, Gangapurna Lake, or Vraga Village where we can visit the Himalayan Rescue Association.

Includes: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Manang - Yak Kharka

Day 9

Manang - Yak Kharka

From Manang village the trail climbs to Tenki village and then out of the Marshyangdi Valley, turning northwest up the valley of Jarsang Khola. The trail follows this valley northward, passing pastures and juniper trees as it steadily gains elevation. After crossing a small river on a wooden bridge, the trail passes an ancient old Mani wall in a pleasant meadow and then reaches another small village of Yak Kharka where you'll spend the night.

Closing altitude: 4,110m/13,484ft

Distance hiked: 3-4 hours

Includes: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 10

Yak Kharka - Thorang Phedi

The trail ascends towards Thorang Phedi, crossing a suspension bridge, passing towering cliffs, and affording stunning views of Mt. Gundang, Mt. Syagang, Thorung Peak and Mt. Khatungkan. You spend the night in Thorang Phedi, the last village before Thorong La.

Closing altitude: 4,420m/14,501ft 

Distance hiked: 3-4 hours

Includes: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Thorong La - Muktinath - Jomsom

Day 11

Thorong La - Muktinath - Jomsom

Today's objective is Thorong La pass, which at 5,416m/17,764ft is one of the highest passes in the world. The trail approaches the pass from east to west, which is the easiest and safest direction. It's an early start - around 3am - but reaching the summit makes it all worthwhile. After celebratory photos you'll descend into the Muktinath Valley before joining up with your vehicles for a one hour drive to Jomsom, where you'll spend the night.


Includes: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Jomsom - Pokhara

Day 12

Jomsom - Pokhara

You'll take an early morning flight from Jomsom to the beautiful town of Pokhara and check into your hotel to rest and relax. You'll have some time to explore the stunning Fewa Lake, enjoy the local cuisine and pick up some souvenirs.

Includes: breakfast
Mt. Kailash Resort

Mt. Kailash Resort

A modern, comfortable hotel with large, soft beds, plus a pool, jacuzzi and steam room - perfect to unwind after your week on the trail!

Day 13

Pokhara - Kathmandu

After breakfast you'll wave goodbye to Pokhara for the 5-6 hour drive back to your hotel in Kathmandu. You'll have the rest of the day to rest or explore the city, before enjoying a farewell dinner hosted by Himalayan Glacier to celebrate the successful completion of your journey.

Includes: breakfast, dinner

Day 14

Departure from Kathmandu

Say goodbye to your new trekking friends before a Himalayan Glacier representative takes you the the airport for your flight home or onward connection.

Our adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! A Himalayan Glacier representative will escort us to the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

Includes: breakfast

What people are saying

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Janet Drager
31/05/2017

This was my third trip with Himalayan Glacier, and as always, everything was well planned. Our accommodations in Kathmandu were first rate and our guide was very knowledgeable about the area and always had a positive attitude. We absolutely felt safe throughout our trip. The Annapurna Circuit trek encompasses some very beautiful places. I'm sure I will return to Nepal in the near future, and I will continue to use Himalayan Glacier as my trekking company.

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Joanna Kozlowska
15/05/2017

I had an amazing time doing Annapurna Circuit trek with Himalayan Glacier which we did in small team of three trekkers. Annapurna Circuit is an amazing trek. As you pass through villages going each day higher, the climate, landscape and scenery changes, it provides very diverse views. The culmination point of the trek that everyone awaits with excitement and a bit of anxiety is crossing through Thorung La Pass. I cant put into words how great experience it is.

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Cristina Rotariu
12/05/2017

I booked the Annapurna Circuit trek with Himalayan Glacier and they organised and delivered a fantastic trip. Before booking the communication via email and phone was quick, helpful and very detailed. During the trip our guide was Sudar, who did a tremendous job in keeping us healthy, safe and comfortable (we always had the best rooms and food in the tea houses). Even other fellow trekkers recognised that he has superior knowledge in terms of the route, landscape and hospitality and would stop by every evening to ask for suggestions. The trip was a great success and I would more than recommend using the company. When I will decide to do the Everest Base Camp I will for sure book through Himalayan Glacier.

Annapurna Circuit Trek

What's included & what's not included

Included Accommodation

Three nights in a carefully selected hotel in Kathmandu, and one night in a quality hotel in Pokhara.

All teahouse accommodation during the trek.

Included Guide

A highly-experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader, with assistant trek leaders and porters.

Included Meals

All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.

Included Transport

All airport transfers and ground transportation in comfortable, private vehicles.

Included Flights

Domestic flights (Jomsom - Pokhara) are included in the price.

Not included Flights

International flights not included.

Not included Insurance

Travel and rescue insurance required (not included).

Days

13

From only

$1,890 pp

  • Accommodation, flights and all equipment included.
  • Suitable for beginners, no experience required.
  • 24/7 emergency support.
  • Quality guaranteed.
  • Expert guides.
This tour is operated by