Full Annapurna Circuit Trek

Nepal Pyramids Trekking & Climbing
Full Annapurna Circuit Trek
At a Glance
  • Duration19 Days
  • Difficulty Level Challenging
  • Places to Visit Annapurna Region
  • Max Altitude 5416m/17,769ft.
  • Group Size 2-15
  • Starts Jagat
  • Ends Ghorepani
  • Activity Teahouse Lodge Trekking
  • Best Season Spring/Autumn

The Full Annapurna Circuit Trek Highlights and Attractions: 

  • The full Annapurna circuit trek takes you through the remarkable mystical valley of the Marshyangdi River with miraculous terrain settings.
  • Staying overnight in these beautiful cultural local settlements and enjoying the organic food variety gives you a real sense of trekking.
  • The miraculous view of Annapurna massif forms the village of Manang and this experience is away from the world.
  • Witness the amazing transformation of the valleys, terrain, and views as you go higher into these hidden valleys.
  • Going over Thorang La (5,416 m/17,764 ft), the world’s highest navigable pass gives you a great sense of accomplishment.
  • Visit Muktinath, a very sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists.
  • Walking through Nepal’s windy valley of Jomsom which eventually leads you to the Apple Valley of Marpha.
  • Walk into the Kali Gandaki Valley, the deepest gorge in the world, is an experience of a lifetime.
  • Getting to Tatopani, the Natural hot spring to soothe our aching muscles - (in the Nepali language 'Tato' means HOT, and 'Pani' is always WATER.
  • A delightful walk to Ghorepani through lush woodland of oak and rhododendrons is another attraction.
  • The sunrise from POON HILL is something so fascinating that it is phenomenal. However, the sunrise reminds anyone of a beautiful saying “There is never a night that can defeat the beautiful morning sunrise of Hope”.
  • Being at Pokhara (820 m), the second biggest city and also very popularly known as the second home of tourists is the land of extravagant beauty.

No wonder The Full Annapurna Circuit Trek was once the world's No. 1 trekking destination.

Full Annapurna Circuit Trek Overview:

This extended epic trek used to be the world’s no. 1 trekking destination in departed years. The Full Annapurna Circuit Trek is by far the most admired and beautiful trekking destination of all. The Full Annapurna Circuit Trek is indeed a long and challenging trek that covers a significant distance without relying on any means of transportation until reaching Poon Hill. The trek is renowned for its stunning scenery, diverse landscapes, and cultural experiences.

However, it's worth noting that due to road construction projects in the area, the Annapurna Circuit trek has undergone changes in recent years. A road has been constructed as far as Manang and as far as Poonhill to the other side. The roadway has made it very easily accessible by vehicles. As a result, some trekkers choose to use transportation for certain sections of the trek to save time or customize their itinerary.

On the other hand, there are a number of travelers who fancy walking the full circuit without any ground transportation aid. This trip is intended for those who adore doing the entire ACT walking.

Nonetheless, the Annapurna Circuit trek still has that authentic charm and continues to provide a true trekking experience. The section from Manang to Thorong La Pass, and descending towards Muktinath, is still untouched by these constructions. It allows trekkers to experience the natural beauty and serenity of the trekking trails.

Few facts about the Full Annapurna Circuit Trail and the Impact of the Road:


This full-circuit classical trek which once served as a fundamental salt trading route between Nepal and Tibet has so much variety. It offers anyone with varied topographic settings, unique culture, beautiful traditional settlements, and pictorial luxury. Annapurna circuit which is approximately 248 km/154 miles in total length comprises five different constituencies of Nepal namely - Lamjung, Manang, Mustang, Myagdi, and Kaski.

You start from the lowlands of Lamjung to the high alpine region of Manang. Furthermore, you experience the desert of Mustang and get back to the woodland of Myagdi and Kaski. All these in reality demonstrate its diversity making it one of the most awe-inspiring destinations of all. The everyday shifting transformation in the vegetation and landscape from sub-tropical to deserts and to alpine is profoundly very touching

Early Exploration:

In the early 20th century, the Annapurna region remained relatively isolated from the outside world. It wasn't until the 1950s that the area was opened to foreign visitors, following the first successful ascent of Annapurna I, the world's 10th highest peak. During the 1960s, a few adventurous mountaineers and trekkers began to explore the region, laying the groundwork for the Annapurna Circuit Trail.

Development as a Trekking Route:

The development of the Annapurna Circuit Trail began in the early 1970s. This was when the Nepalese government, in collaboration with various international organizations, started constructing trails and teahouse lodges along the route. The goal was to promote trekking and tourism in the region.

Growing Popularity:

Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, the Annapurna Circuit Trail gained popularity among trekkers and adventurers from around the world. Due to its variation and diversity, it became the "World’s Number ONE Trekking Destination".

Changes in Accessibility:

In the past, the Annapurna Circuit Trail was a complete circuit that started in Besisahar and ended in Nayapul. However, the Jomsom airport and the road construction in the region led to changes in accessibility. With this development, many trekkers began doing Annapurna Circuit skipping sections of the trail and completing it within a short period of time.

Impact of the Road:

The construction of the road along the Annapurna Circuit Trail has brought both positive and negative consequences. On the positive side, it has improved accessibility for local communities, enabling easier transportation of goods and services. However, it has also affected the overall trekking experience, as parts of the trail now follow the road, reducing the remote and wilderness aspects of the journey.

Still, the Annapurna Circuit Trail continues to attract trekkers from all over the world. While it has undergone changes over the years, it remains a remarkable trekking experience, showcasing the natural beauty and cultural heritage of the Annapurna region in Nepal.

“It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable”

Come over and join us to experience the mystical lands of Nepal.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400 m/4,593 feet)
  • Day 02:Half day city tour / afternoon trek briefing and preparation / welcome dinner
  • Day 03:Drive to Jagat (1,300 m/4,265 feet)
  • Day 04:Trek to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430 feet)
  • Day 05:Trek to Chame (2,710 m/8,891 feet)
  • Day 06:Trek to Upper Pisang (3,200 m/10,498 feet)
  • Day 07:Trek to Ngawal (3,660 m/12,007 feet)
  • Day 08:Trek to Manang (3,540 m/11,614 feet)
  • Day 09:Trek to Yak Kharka (4,110 m/13,484 feet)
  • Day 10:Trek to Thorang Phedi (4,450 m/14,599 feet) or High Camp (4,600 m/15,092 feet)
  • Day 11:Trek to Muktinath (3,800 m/12,467 feet) via Thorong La pass (5,416 m/17,764 feet)
  • Day 12:Trek to Marpha (2,670 m/8,760 feet)
  • Day 13:Trek to Kalopani (2,530 m/8,300 feet)
  • Day 14:Trek to Tatopani (1,200 m/3,937 feet)
  • Day 15:Trek to Shikha (1,935m/6,348 feet)
  • Day 16:Trek to Ghorepani (2,860 m/9,383 feet)
  • Day 17:Excurstion to POON HILL (3,200m/ 10,498 feet)- Trek to Banthanti and DRIVE TO POKHARA
  • Day 18:Fly to Kahtmandu - 25 minutes
  • Day 19:Transfer to international airport.

Full Annapurna Circuit Trek Detailed Itinerary

Arriving at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport is the first step in embarking on a journey through the heart of Nepal. The moment you step off the plane, you're greeted by the unmistakable scent of incense and a sense of excitement in the air. 

The airport itself is a bustling gateway to the city, with travelers from around the world coming to create new adventure stories. 

As you collect your luggage and clear customs, you'll be received by the warm welcome of your Trekking Group Leader or Our Office Representative and transfer you to the hotel. 

The drive from the airport to your hotel takes you through the vibrant streets of Kathmandu, where ancient temples and bustling markets coexist with the modern world. 

The journey is a sensory overload, with the honking of vehicles, the aroma of street food, and the vibrant colors of Nepal's vibrant culture. 


  • Pick up from the international airport.
  • Transfer to the hotel by your Group Leader.
  • Short preliminary briefing.
  • Arriving early gives you an opportunity to explore Kathmandu.
  • Altitude: 1,400 m/4,593 feet
  • Accommodation: 3 Star hotel
  • Distance: 6 km
  • Transport: Airport Pickup
  • TOUR: Your Trek leader will introduce you to our Professional City Tour Guide. A half-day city tour to Pashupatinath and Boudhanath is a splendid introduction to the cultural and spiritual aspects of Nepal. Pashupatinath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the most sacred Hindu temples in the world, situated on the banks of the Bagmati River.

This serene complex is a hub of spiritual activity, where pilgrims perform rituals and ceremonies.  The stunning pagoda-style architecture and intricate woodcarvings add to the temple's attraction.

Nearby, Boudhanath is a massive stupa and a center of Tibetan Buddhism, with its massive dome and the watchful eyes of the Buddha gazing out over the bustling streets. The stupa is surrounded by monasteries, prayer flags, and shops selling religious artifacts, creating a vibrant atmosphere.

  • BRIEFING: After the city tour, the afternoon is dedicated to trek briefing and preparation, ensuring that trekkers are well-informed and adequately equipped for the upcoming adventure. This briefing typically covers the trek itinerary, safety guidelines, and important details about the journey. It's also an opportunity to address any questions or concerns.
  • WELCOME DINNER: The day concludes with a warm and welcoming dinner, where you and your team come together to build camaraderie and share your excitement about the upcoming trek. The dinner is often a blend of traditional Nepali cuisine and international dishes. 
  • Altitude: 1,400 m/4,593 feet
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast/Welcome Dinner

Driving 173 km/107 miles to Besisahar, the prosperous town of the British Gurkhas is very entertaining giving you ample opportunity to know how locals live up to drive through these winding roads in local buses which are often enormously packed. We further Drive to Jagat and stay overnight in a local tea house.


  • 7/8 hours’ drive to Besisahar. Today we drive early to skip any uncertainty of traffic jams on our slender highway.
  • Fabulous scenery and mountain view at the backdrop as you navigate through these new roads.
  • From Besisahar few hours' drive to Jagat is another fascination with so much to witness.
  • The scenic beauty and deep gorges among soaring cliffs at the backdrop are phenomenal.
  • Being at Jagat, the stone village with a medieval atmosphere and few tea houses is remarkable and worth an effort.
  • Altitude: 1,300 m/4,265 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 8/9 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Leaving Jagat we walk an opening gradual trial and climb to the village of Chamche crossing the suspension bridge we ascend gradually to the village of Tal, the most beautifully positioned settlement at the banks of the Marshyangdi River for lunch. We now enter the district of Manang. After lunch, we will walk a gradual trail crossing multiple bridges and beautiful villages to Dharapani.


  • Fabulous walk along the valley of Marshyangdi with so much to see and learn.
  • Entering a different district and witnessing the Buddhist influence is another attraction.
  • Seeing all the entrance Chorten gates in each village gives you a sense of Tibetan Buddhism.
  • Altitude: 1,960m/6,430 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 6/7 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 10 km

From Dharapani we start off with a gradual trial to Bagarchap and eventually get to another settlement of Danagyu. Next, we climb through the amazing woodland trail to the village of Timang for lunch. After lunch once again we start off with a gradual trail and drop all the way to Thanchok and finally reach the pleasing settlement of Chame, the administrative headquarters for Manang district.


  • Delightful walk with stunning views and a series of cultural villages.
  • Lunch at the traditional settlement of Timang is another attraction.
  • Getting to Chame with most of the facility is exciting.
  • The view of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal is unbelievable.
  • Altitude: 2,710 m/8,891 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 6/7 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 17 km

Leaving Chame we cross the suspension bridge and walk a gradual trial with apple and peach orchard everywhere that will take us to the village of Talekhu. Now the valley starts opening up and we walk the broader version of the trail to Brathang, legend says that it used to be the settlement for Khampas (the Tibetan warriors). Soon we will walk the forested trail of pine and fir to Dhukure Pokhari (holy pond) for lunch. The next hour and a half of beautiful trail lands us in Pisang.


  • A most enchanting walk through woodland and apple-peach orchard.
  • Despite the long hours walking break at Dhukure Pokhari for lunch is worth it.
  • Being at the basic settlement of Pisang, situated at the base of Pisang peak is sensational.
  • Grand view of Chulu far east and Pisang Peak.
  • Overnight at Upper Pisang to make it more convenient for the next day's trip to Ngawal.
  • Altitude: 3,200 m/10,498 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 6/7 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 15 km

Today is rather a very relaxing day. After breakfast, we walk the winding trail to the village of Ghyaru which delivers the most incredible view of the panoramic mountain. From Ghyaru we hike the high-elevated trekking trail that gives us the most graceful panoramic view of meadows and mountains. We will gradually walk to Ngawal for Lunch and after lunch, we set out for a short excursion.


  • Walk to Ghyaru for the incredible view of snow-capped mountains.
  • Lunch at Ngawal, the settlement in the hidden valley is another attraction.
  • The upper trail simply offers anyone with a bird’s eye view of the deep gorges and landscape which is amazing.
  • View of Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, Tilicho, Tharke kang, Chulu and Pisang Peak.
  • Despite the beautiful walk getting to Ngawal, one of the enchanting places in the region located at the base of the high Himalayas is simply sensational.
  • Altitude: 3,660 m/12,007 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 4/5 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 8.2 km

As you depart from Ngawal, you'll embark on a trail that weaves through alpine meadows and pristine landscapes, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding Annapurna mountain range.

The path gently descends from Ngawal, passing through quaint villages and terraced fields where locals cultivate barley, buckwheat, and potatoes. The Marsyangdi River accompanies you for much of the way, its melodious flow serving as a constant companion. As you walk the easy gradual trail you will pass the ancient settlements of Munchi and Braga - a short stop here is worth it.

This picturesque village is known for its most phenomenal panoramic views, and distinctive Tibetan-influenced architecture, with flat-roofed stone houses.

Manang - the heavenly town in the Annapurna Region.


  • Manang, the village where Maurice Herzog came in the 1950s in search of food.
  • 4 hours of amazing walk to Manang.
  • Short afternoon excursion to the other side hill of Manang for the view of Gangapurna glacier and the lake.
  • The close view of the magnificent mountain, and extensive green hills, the Tibetan Buddhist culture is charismatic
  • Free afternoon where you can enjoy cultural or mountain documentary movies in the movie hall, visit a museum, or explore Manang Village at a trivial cost.
  • Altitude: 3,540 m/11,614 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 4/5 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 8 km

Now away from the tree line we leave Manang crossing a bridge and head towards the medieval settlement of Tenji, also known as Old Manang. Another short gradual walk takes us to the basic settlement of Ghunsang. We further walk an effortless trail with suspension bridges and a stunning view of the Chulu range to our right and eventually get to Yak Kharka (yak grazing pasture).


  • Short walk to Yak Kharka with a free afternoon.
  • Chances to see the blue ship.
  • Being in the alpine with a dramatic landscape setting is astonishing
  • Walk in the pleasant Himalayan meadow with the View of Chulu range.
  • Free afternoon to relax and feel the thin air.
  • Altitude: 4,110 m/13,484 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 5 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 10 km

Today’s short walk starts with a gradual trail to the village of Letder. We continue with the gradual trail and cross a footbridge, a short steep climb to the ridge for a short break at the tea shop. Another 45-minute walk through the technical landslides trail takes us to the Thorong Phedi (base camp). Precaution is to be taken at landslide trial.


  • A short walk into the rugged trail is worth walking.
  • A very rewarding moment being at Phedi with an exceptional view.
  • Slow walking is recommended for health safety; listen to your leader for guidance over walking the technical landslide area.
  • Depending on your health and safety concerns your leader will decide on base camp or high camp.
  • Despite being very basic, being at Thorong Phedi with only a limited lodge is charming.
  • Another 45 min steep climb if you fancy staying overnight at the HIGH CAMP - take necessary advice from your Trek Leader
  • Altitude: 4,450 m/14,599 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 3/4 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 7 km

We start very early today to get over quickly and to skip the wind chill factor at the summit of the pass. The trail starts with a steep ascend to high camp and then gets gradual up till we get to the solitary isolated tea shop for a short break. We further climb to the pass, our ultimate goal and great achievement, and descend all the way down to Muktinath entering into a different district of Mustang. Muktinath is a highly venerated sacred place of pilgrimage for both Hindus and Buddhists.


  • Starting early with so many other trekkers on our head torches is fascinating.
  • Visit to the monastery and lighting the butter lamp is an incredible experience
  • Going over the daring Thorang La (5416 m/17,769 ft), the highest point in the Annapurna circuit trek is a great accomplishment of a lifetime.
  • Descending 1700 m to Muktinath, being in a different valley and district with grand views of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Muktinath Peak and Mustang Peak is breathtaking.
  • Explore Muktinath, a place of nirvana for both Hindus and Buddhists.
  • Altitude: 5,416 m/17,764 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 8/9 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 14.5 km

Today walking to Marpha you would see an utterly different landscape background as Mustang happens to be a desert of Nepal with arid and dry terrestrial. We leave Muktinath and descend down to Kagbeni, the gateway of Mustang with a very cultured Tibetan-style community.

We follow Kali Gandaki, the river older than the mountains and makes the world’s deepest gorge and head towards Jomsom, the administrative headquarters of Mustang and the windy valley of Nepal. Effortless walk to Marph, the valley of apples.


  • Today’s walk is very relaxing through ancient Tibetan settlements where the Nilgiri range dominates the horizon.
  • Being on the other side of the valley with different land settings, mountains, and the prehistoric Kali Gandaki River is mesmerizing.
  • Walking to Kagbeni and Jomsom with all the lively activities is enchanting, watch out for harsh wind.
  • Being at Marpha, the very cultured white village and to taste the organic apples is inconceivable.
  • Altitude: 2,670 m/8,760 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 6/7 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, following the Kali Gandaki, we descend down to the village of Tukuche. Walking occasionally on the river bank and roadway we to get to Larjung for lunch. The next 2 hours of descent with ample vegetation and woodland take us to Kalopani.


  • Effortless walk with the grand view of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Annapurna Fang (Barah Sikhar) Dhaulagiri, and Tukuche.
  • Besides the magnificent view, we get to see multiple settlements belonging to the communities of Gurungs and Thakalis.
  • Depending on the situation your leader may decide to walk further to Ghasa to make the next day easier.
  • Getting back to the tree line is pleasurable.
  • Altitude: 2,530 m/8,300 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 5/6 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We further descend to the village of Ghasa the border between Mustang and Myagdi district. Entering into a different district we try our best to take the earlier trekking route to Tatopani skipping the jeep road. Taking a dip in the pool of Tatopani (hot water), the natural hot spring is an everyday activity for tourists both local and international.


  • Still walking in the valley of the world’s deepest gorge is incredible.
  • Now getting further down to the lower elevation you may see orange orchards.
  • Hot and humid temperature, so get back to your shorts and t-shirts.
  • Outstanding view of Rupse Chahara, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Nepal.
  • After a long day walking dip in the natural hot spring at Tatopani with chilled beer is very soothing.
  • Altitude: 1,200 m/3,937 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 7/8 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today we set off with a gradual trail till we cross a bridge and we ascend steeply, gaining the elevation to Durpin Danda offering you an exceptional view. We again walk gradually up with infrequent climbs to the village of Sikha for lunch and an overnight stay.


  • Remarkable short walk to Sikha.
  • Looking back at the majestic mountains and the deepest gorge gives you an idea of your achievement.
  • Free afternoon to review your journal and chat.
  • Altitude: 1,935m/6,348 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 4/5 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

4 hours of walking through the beautiful woodland trail of rhododendrons, maple, and oak are overwhelming, and getting to Ghorepani the leading protected area in Nepal with the world's largest Rhododendron forest is extraordinary. Ghorepani, the place that has served as a crucial place for the meet-up of traders during the salt trade era between Nepal and Tibet.


  • Unbelievable hike through the dramatic forest setup.
  • A lot to see if you are trekking in spring.
  • Getting to Ghorepani, the blue roof settlement is electrifying.
  • Know the legends of Ghorepani.
  • Free afternoon for self–exploration.
  • Overnight stay marvelous dinner, and chill out.
  • Being it a last-night fun activity followed by dancing, eating, drinking, and tipping.
  • Altitude: 2,860 m/9,383 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 4 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The morning sunrise view from Poon-Hill is one cherishing moment with a panoramic view of mountains like Annapurna, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Dhampus Peak, Fishtail, etc. Looking down upon the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the world's deepest gorge where we walked a couple of days back is something remarkable.


  • An early wake-up call for the 45-minute excursion to Poon-Hill (3200 m/10,498 ft).
  • A dazzling sunrise view with ample snow-capped mountains moves many emotionally.
  • End of your trekking days.
  • We bid goodbye to our local staff.
  • Drive to Pokhara, and in Pokhara, the beautiful Phewa Lake and the magnificence of the Himalayas mounting at the backdrop create an atmosphere of peace and delight.
  • Altitude: 3,200m/ 10,498 feet
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Walking Hour: 3 Hrs Walk 3 Hrs DRIVE
  • Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
  • Transport: PRIVATE JEEP

Sensational flight back to the capital city of Kathmandu with an outstanding panoramic view.


  • Sensational flight to Kathmandu
  • Explore the Capital City of Kathmandu as per your requirements.
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transport: MOUNTAIN FLIGHT

Depending on your flight schedule airport transportation will be organized. Usually, your reporting time is 3 hours prior to your flight in Nepal. Your leader will be there to assist you and transfer you to the international airport.

  • Enjoy your farewell breakfast in the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal.
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transport: Airport Transfer
What's Included
  • PERMITS: All Essential permits required to legally trek in the region are procured before arrival.
  • PICKUP AND DROPS: Roundtrip airport pickup and drop-off facilities for both domestic and international flights are included.
  • ACCOMMODATION: Twin-sharing hotel accommodation in both KATHMANDU and POKHARA at three-star hotels on a bed-and-breakfast basis.
  • WELCOME DINNER: A traditional Nepali-style welcome dinner at a local restaurant in Kathmandu.
  • SIGHTSEEING: A half-day guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu’s two most sacred UNESCO World Heritage sites with entrance fees included.
  • TAXES: All applicable local and national government taxes are covered.
  • GROUND TRANSPORTATION: Roundtrip PRIVATE VEHICLE ground transportation between destinations as per the itinerary.
  • STAFF TRANSPORTATION: All ground transportation for assistant guide, porter, and other trek staff as required.
  • DOMESTIC FLIGHTS: One-way domestic flight from POKHARA to KATHMANDU at the end of the trek.
  • EQUIPMENT: Fundamental trekking gear like a sleeping bag with fleece liners, Primaloft jacket, Rain Poncho, Yak-Track, Trekking Poles, etc. are provided.
  • LODGING: Local Tea-house accommodation on a twin-sharing basis – A single supplement is provided on request OVER MINIMAL COST, however, depends solely on the availability.
  • DRINKING WATER: Properly filtered and boiled water for drinking is provided each morning and evening. Trekkers are advised to carry reusable water bottles/bladder bags that can hold at least 3 liters.
  • GLORIOUS FOOD: All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with hot beverages are provided throughout the trek duration.
  • TREK LEADER AND ASSISTANT GUIDE: An experienced trek leader holding legitimate licensing leads the group, along with assistant guides based on group size. Groups of 3 or more are typically assigned at least 1 assistant guide.
  • PORTERS: The porter to trekker ratio is 1:2 - meaning 1 porter for every 2 trekkers. However, for groups larger than 4 trekkers, an additional porter is provided specifically to assist with hot water supply during the trek.
  • STAFF INSURANCE & ALLOWANCES: Insurance coverage, wages, and allowances for all trek staff are included.
  • SAFETY CONCERNS: Emergency equipment including oxygen cylinders and a comprehensive medical kit is available at all times during the trek.
  • COMPLIMENTARY TAKE AWAY: Trekkers receive a duffel bag, t-shirt, multi-functional headwear, baseball hat, trekking map, and completion certificate to take home.
What's Excluded
  • NEPAL VISA: A fee of $50 that is levied on a 30-day Nepali visa.
  • INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE: The cost of all international flights.
  • PERSONAL EXPENSES: All personal expenses that may include Nepalese SIM card, internet, battery charging, hot shower, laundry, fizzy drinks, Alcohol, etc.
  • EMERGENCY: A medical examination of any kind, High Altitude Evacuation over any circumstances, Air Evacuation and Rescues.
  • DONATIONS: Donations of any kind.
  • STAFF TIPPING: Tipping is entirely a personal matter, however, it’s a trekking culture.
  • EXTRA NIGHTS: Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu on early arrival or Late departure.
  • SANCTIONS: Permits or the letter of Authorization that is required for special Filming, big Drones, and Filming Cameras.
  • INSURANCE: All-inclusive Travel or medical insurance is a must.
  • EXTRA PORTER: Over request Extra Porter or Assistant is provided that may include the cost of $25 per day.
  • OPTIONAL TOURS: Optional tours and sightseeing or any activities during free time.

Full Annapurna Circuit Trek FAQs

  • Choosing Nepal Pyramids Trekking Company for your trekking and adventure needs in Nepal can be a great decision for several reasons. We are a locally owned and operated company with deep knowledge of the region. We have a team of experienced guides and staff who are well-versed in the culture, terrain, and trekking routes of Nepal.

    Safety is our top priority and we are known for our commitment to safety standards. We provide well-maintained equipment and have experienced guides who are trained in first aid and emergency procedures.

    Nepal Pyramids offer a range of trekking packages and we can tailor them to suit your preferences and fitness level. Whether you're a seasoned trekker or a beginner, we can create an itinerary that suits your needs.

    Nepal Pyramids is committed to sustainable and responsible tourism. We strongly focus on minimizing the environmental impact of all our treks and supporting local communities.

    While providing quality services, we also offer competitive pricing, making trekking in Nepal more accessible to a wide range of travelers.

    Our reviews and testimonials from previous clients can give you insights into our reputation and the experiences of those who have trekked with them.

  • The trek can vary in length, but the standard route typically takes about 15 to 20 days to complete, covering around 160-230 kilometers (100-145 miles).

  • All foreign national requires two permits for this trip namely :

    • Annapurna  Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Permit – Cost – NPR 3000 / USD$25 Per Person – For SAARC nationals NPR 1000 Per Person – Locals are to pay NPR 100 Per Person.
    • TIMS Card (Trekking Information Management System) – Cost – NPR 2000 / USD$17 – The price for the SAARC nationals for TIMS card is NPR 300.

    However, children below 10 years old don’t require permits.

  • The trek is considered moderate to challenging due to the high altitudes and the Thorong La Pass crossing. Adequate physical preparation and acclimatization are essential.

    However, all our itineraries for Annapurna Circuit are designed so as to construct enough grounds for proper acclimatization making it more exhausting and achievable for anyone with sound fitness.

  • The best time to do the Annapurna Circuit Trek is: 

    • Pre-Monsoon Season i.e SPRING (March-May) and
    • Post-Monsoon Season i.e. AUTUMN (September-November) when the weather is generally clear, and the views are stunning.

    However, it can be done throughout the year with proper preparations.

  • Along the Annapurna Circuit Trek, you will find a variety of accommodation options ranging from basic lodges and teahouses to more comfortable guesthouses. Most places provide basic amenities such as beds, blankets, and shared bathrooms, especially at higher elevations.

    However, Nepal Pyramids uses family-oriented lodges which will finely accommodate the rest of our local crews and where hygiene is at its best than commercial lodges.

  • FOOD: There are numerous teahouses and lodges along the trail that offer a wide range of meals including local and international dishes. 

    DRINKING WATER: We strongly discourage the use of Plastic Mineral Water for environmental concerns and we are opposed to the use of disposable plastic bottles on any of our trips to Nepal Himalayas.

    With NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE, our staff will supply you with appropriately boiled water every morning and evening for which at least 2 metal or plastic Nalgene bottles are recommended. In case you run out of the water provided you can always buy boiled and filtered water from the tea houses along the way at minimal charges.

  • Yes, altitude sickness can be a concern on the Annapurna Circuit Trek as you will be trekking to higher altitudes. It is important to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and follow a gradual ascent to minimize the risk.

    Your Trek Leader is highly trained in terms of any altitude-related ailments and knows preventive measures - so please follow the guidelines of your Group Leader. Besides if the use of DIAMAX (ACETOZOLAMIDE) is highly recommended over 3000m elevation - 250mg per day. 

  • Yes, it is possible to do a shortened version of the Annapurna Circuit Trek by using transportation for some sections or taking alternative trails. This can be discussed and arranged with Nepal Pyramids - we are the masters in customizing Itineraries for convenience. 

  • There are no official age restrictions for the trek. However, individuals should have a good level of physical fitness and be able to handle moderate to strenuous hiking conditions. It is always advisable to consult a doctor before undertaking any strenuous physical activity, especially at higher altitudes.

  • The highest point on the standard circuit is the Thorong La Pass, which stands at an elevation of 5,416 meters (17,769 feet) above sea level.

  • The cost of the Annapurna Circuit Trek can vary significantly depending on various factors, including the duration of your trek, Permits required, your choice of accommodations and Food, whether you hire a guide and porter, your mode of transportation, and your personal spending habits. 

    However, it will roughly range from USD $ 1200 to $ 2000

  • Basic medical facilities are available in some villages along the route. It's essential to carry a first-aid kit and any personal medications you may need.

    Besides, your Trek Leader is highly trained in regard to any mountain ailments including Altitude Sickness. He will be carrying a comprehensive medical kit with extensive medication variety - since safety is our prior concern we also carry Oxygen just in case of any AMS symptoms. Still, we highly recommend you follow the guidelines of your Leader and if you are under any prescribed medication make sure to carry enough to last the duration of the trek. 

  • Yes, you can rent or purchase trekking gear in major cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara, but it's best to bring essential gear like trekking boots from home.


    • Nepal Pyramids provides you with a very warm sleeping bag with fleece liner and wind-stopper duvet jackets with attached hoods.
    • We also provide you with a Nepal Pyramids duffel bag to fit all your gear in, and a plastic bag to separate your clean clothes from the dirty ones.
    • Furthermore, we provide Trekking Poles, Yak-Track (mini crampons), and Rain Poncho where required without any additional cost
    • Complimentary Duffel bag, Baseball Cap, Buff (neck Gaiters), 2 Toilet Rolls, and Trekking Map


Why Choose Nepal Pyramids?

Nepal Pyramids is here to craft your Nepal dreams into reality. We assure you a trip extraordinarily out of the world with quality service and value for money. We propose comprehensive flexible packages with unbeatable price - without any hidden cost.

  • Team of Local Experts
    Team of Local Experts

    Our team of local experts is the driving force behind our success. With their passion, experience, and commitment, our team of local experts ensures that we all are not just participants but integral contributors to the growth and well-being of the community we serve.

  • Safety is our Prior Concern
    Safety is our Prior Concern

    Safety is our foremost concern at our Travel company. We prioritize the well-being of our adventurers above all else. We provide top-notch equipment and conduct rigorous safety checks to ensure every trek is as secure as it is adventurous.

  • Travel Sustainably
    Travel Sustainably

    Sustainability is at the heart of our mission. We ensure that the beauty and integrity of the destinations we explore are preserved. We believe in responsible tourism that contributes positively to the environment and the livelihoods of the local people.

  • Hassle Free
    Hassle Free

    Nepal Pyramids takes pride in making your journey hassle-free from start to finish. With our efficient services, expert Group Leading, and attention to detail, you can leave the hassles behind and focus on creating lasting memories during your travels.

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