Annapurna Circuit Trek from Kathmandu (23 Days)

Join a certified mountain leader for this once-in-a-lifetime 23-day journey along the Annapurna Circuit Trek. Enjoy unbeatable views of Annapurna and many other iconic peaks in the Himalayas and get the chance to meet local people and experience their culture as well.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

23 days

Mountain Range

Himalaya

People per Guide

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Group

Highlights

 
  • Enjoy the stunning scenery around Annapurna.

  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kathmandu.

  • Get the chance to explore traditional mountain villages and meet local people.

 

Situated in north-central Nepal, Annapurna is one of the tallest and most iconic peaks in all of the Himalayas.

Heading out on the 23-day Annapurna Circuit Trek is perhaps the best way to experience amazing views of this majestic peak, while taking in the scenery of the Himalayan foothills and experiencing the local culture.

The adventure begins once you arrive in Kathmandu at the start of the trip. Our first order of business will be to explore the city and visit its three unique UNESCO World Heritage sites.

However, Kathmandu is just the appetizer. From the capital, we will strike out into the Himalayan foothills, arriving at the Pokhal Valley.

The rest of the trip will be spent traversing hills and small mountains, crossing rivers, passing through quaint mountain villages and even hiking up into the snowy foothills near Annapurna.

Along the way, expect numerous phenomenal views up into the mighty Himalayas as well as back out over the verdant valleys through which we’ve just hiked.

We’ll also have the chance to meet local people and experience their culture by visiting monasteries and trying the local cuisine. This, as much as any view, is one of the highlights of the trip.

Perhaps the zenith of our trip will be the two middle days, when we ascend up the Thorong La Pass (5,416 m) and Lubra Pass, both of which provide us with the best views of the Himalayas.

(For a more detailed itinerary please see below.)

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this unforgettable 23-day journey through the Himalayan foothills on the Annapurna Circuit Trek!

If you like the look of this trip, but were looking for something to Annapurna that’s just a bit shorter, then we think you will enjoy our 14-day Annapurna base camp trek!

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
2209 USD

Group of 2
2209 USD

Group of 3
2209 USD

Group of 4
2209 USD

Group of 5
2209 USD

Group of 6
2209 USD

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
  • Transport during the trip
  • Permit and entrance fees
  • Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)
  • Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1Arrival

    We will meet at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.

    Overnight at a Hotel. Meals Nil

  • Day 2Kathmandu

    We will spend the day exploring the various cultural sites in Kathmandu, including Durbar Square, Swaymbhunath (the Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath.

    Overnight at a Hotel. Breakfast included

  • Day 3Pokhara

    We will take the bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

    Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

  • Day 4Tal

    We will hike up past the Marsayangdi River and into the highlands around the Pokhara Valley until we reach Tal.

    Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

  • Day 5Danaque

    We will continue hiking past waterfalls and along the Marsyandgi River, passing Khorte and Dharapani en route to Danaque.

    Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

  • Day 6Chame

    We will hike through a beautiful forest and past more waterfalls en route to the Tamang village. From here, we will get some spectacular views of nearby mountains before continuing on to Chame.

    Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

  • Day 7Upper Pisang

    We will head up a series of steep switchbacks and through a dense forest until we reach a small summit. From here, we will enjoy some great views of Paungda Danda before hiking down into the Marshyangdi Valley and on to Upper Pisang.

    Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

  • Day 8Ngawal

    We will spend the day hiking up hill again, enjoying more incredible views until we reach Ngawal.

    Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

  • Day 9Manang

    We will spend the day hiking down into another valley, enjoying phenomenal views of Annapurna as we go and getting the chance to visit a Buddhist monastery until we reach Manang.

    Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

  • Day 10Acclimatization

    We will either hike to Bhojo Gumba, a monastery; Gangapurna Lake; or Vraga Village in order to acclimatize.

    Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

  • Day 11Yak Kharka

    We will continue descending into the Marshuangdi valley, passing through various villages as we make our way to the valley floor and reach Yak Kharka.

    Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

  • Day 12Thorong Phedi

    Today is the most difficult day of the trek. We will spend the day hiking consistently uphill until we reach the village of Thorong Phendi.

    Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

  • Day 13Muktinath

    Getting a pre-dawn start, we will hike up to Thorong La Pass (5,416 m), where we will enjoy the best views of the trip out over Mt. Gundang, Mt. Syagang, Thorung Peak, Mt. Khatungkan and Annapurna. Afterwards, we will hike on through the snow until we reach Muktinath.

    Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

  • Day 14Ranipauwa, Kagbeni, or Jomsom

    After exploring Muktinath, which is a holy place for Hindus, Buddhists and Jains, we will hike up to the Lubra Pass to enjoy some more enthralling views of the Himalayas, before descending down to either Ranipauwa, Kagbeni, or Jomsom to spend the night.

    Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

  • Day 15Kalopani

    We will spend the day continuing to descend, getting great views of Annapurna and the rest of the Himalayas and passing through various quaint villages until we reach Kalopani.

    Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

  • Day 16 to 17Tatopani

    We will begin hiking back downhill to Tatopani, passing through several villages along the way. We will then spend a day exploring the lovely little village and soaking in the hot springs.

    Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included. (for both days)

  • Day 18Ghorepani

    We will continue hiking down through the Himalayan foothills until we return to Ghorepani.

    Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

  • Day 19Tadapani

    We will get up early to head up to Poon Hill and enjoy a last view out over Annapurna and into the Himalayas before continuing our descent down to Tadapani.

    Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

  • Day 20Pokhara

    We will continue trekking downhill until we reach Naya
    Pal. From here, we will transfer back to Pokhara.

    Overnight at a Hotel. Breakfast included.

  • Day 21Pokhara

    We will spend the day exploring the lovely Pokhal Valley and will have the option to visit Phewa Lake, Devis fall, Mahendra Cave, Gorge of the Seti Gandaki River, the International Mountain Museum and a Tibetan Refugee Camp.

    Overnight at a Hotel. Breakfast included.

  • Day 22Kathmandu

    We will return to Kathmandu on the bus and can enjoy a farewell dinner at a traditional restaurant once we return.

    Overnight at a Hotel. Breakfast and farewell dinner included.

  • Day 23Departure

    Transfer back to the airport and head home.

    Breakfast included.

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

Tribhuwan International Airport

More info

Equipment list:

1. Accessories

Duffel Bag

Backpack

Sleeping Bag

Gloves

Pole Stick

Water bottles (3 liters capacity)

Sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm

Headlamp, spare batteries

Toiletries, and a small washcloth (bandana can serve as a washcloth)

Camera

2. Footwear

Hiking boots

Hiking socks

Sandals

3. Headgear

Brimmed sunhat and bandana

Warm hat

4. Clothing

Rain shell, waterproof/breathable jacket

Warm top, such as a long-sleeved sweater

One or two cotton shirts

Long pants

Fleece jacket

Rain pants, waterproof/breathable pant

 

About the Guide

 
 

Travel Max Guide Adventure is a tour operator based in Kathmandu, Nepal. We offer the most amazing trekking adventures, from Everest Base Camp Trek and classic Annapurna Base Camp Trek to other unique off-the-beaten-path itineraries in Nepal.

Our guides are all experienced certified climbing guides by the Nepali Government, Mountain Leaders, Tourist guides and Nature guides. We are official registered under the Department of Tourism, Nepal Government. Our guides know every village you will visit along the trek, and also the lodges and are familiar with the most remote corners of Nepal.

We will take you through beautiful trails, surrounded by the impressive view of the majestic Himalyas, lush forests and valleys, discovering the ancient culture and traditions of our beautiful country along the way. We offer unique and authentic lifetime experiences trips, together with a personalized service and high quality and safety standards.

Contact us and get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Nepal!

 
 
 

 

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