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16-Day Annapurna Circuit Trekking

By Breathe Nepal

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At a Glance

At a Glance

17 days 16 nights
Private trip

Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most popular treks in the world. It takes us around the entire Annapurna massif up to the highest point at Thorong La Pass (5.416 m). The trail leads us through the world’s deepest Kali Gandaki Canyon with Annapurna 1 (8.091 m) to the east and Dhaulagiri (8.167 m) to the west. We witness a magical sunrise at Poon Hill (3.200 m) with the whole Annapurna Range in front of us. During the trek we pass through diverse geographical and cultural regions with amazing fauna and flora in between. In the lower parts of Annapurna Conservation Area we walk through rice fields, beautiful little villages and amazing rhododendron forests.

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What's included

What's included

US$ 1,447.30 NPR173,292.25
  • Accommodation - 16 nights at Annapurna Guesthouse (Various) - Standard Room
  • Pick-up at Pokhara / Kathmandu
  • English speaking guide and all his insurances and expanses
  • One porter for 2 people and all his insurances and expanses
  • All meals on trekking (B/L/D) to be chosen from a large menu
  • Morning cup of tea or coffee
  • Trekking permits and TIMS cards
  • Beverages
  • Wifi
  • Tips
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Accommodation

Accommodation

Where You'll Meet

Where You'll Meet

  • Anywhere in Pokhara Details
  • Anywhere in Kathmandu

Availability

Availability

Trips available daily
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What You'll Do

What You'll Do

This is a sample itinerary and may be weather-dependent.
Day 1: Kathmandu – Besisahar (760m) – Bulbule (840m)

Village life in Bulbule

Accommodation: Annapurna Guesthouse (Various) - Standard Room

  • - Duration: 2hrs walk
  • - Trek to Bulbule, Nyadi, stay overnight
Day 2: Bulbule (840m) - Ghermu (1130m)

Terraced rice fields

Accommodation: Annapurna Guesthouse (Various) - Standard Room

  • - Duration: 6hrs
  • - Start trek from Bulbule
  • - Arrive at Ghermu, stay overnight
Day 3: Ghermu (1130m) - Tal (1700m)

Suspension bridge to Tal

Accommodation: Annapurna Guesthouse (Various) - Standard Room

  • - Trek past bamboo forest and wild valley
  • - Arrive at Tal
Day 4: Tal (1700m) - Chame (2600m)

Monastery with beautiful frescos

Accommodation: Annapurna Guesthouse (Various) - Standard Room

  • - Duration : 5hrs
  • - Cross pine and rhododendron forests
  • - Arrive at Chame, stay overnight
Day 5: Chame (2600m) - Pisang (3200m)

Tibetan monastery

Accommodation: Annapurna Guesthouse (Various) - Standard Room

  • - Duration: 5hrs
  • - Walk through Juniper and pine forests and reach Pisang, stay overnight
  • - Visit the Tibetan monastery from where we have a beautiful view of Annapurna II, III and IV, Pisang and Tilichu
Day 6: Pisang (3200m) - Manang (3540m)

Accommodation: Annapurna Guesthouse (Various) - Standard Room

  • - Duration: 6hrs
  • - Climb through desert-like landscape to Ghyaru
  • - Continue to Ngwal, then Braga, stay overnight
Day 7: Manang (3540m)

Acclimatization

Accommodation: Annapurna Guesthouse (Various) - Standard Room

  • - Duration : 5-6 hrs
  • - Manang day hike those who want to do easy hikes for acclimatisation in Manang.
Day 8: Manang (3540m) - Yak Kharka (4016m)

Grazing yaks

Accommodation: Annapurna Guesthouse (Various) - Standard Room

  • - Duration: 4hrs
  • - Easy trail to Yak Kharka (3968m). Yak Kharka means ‘yak pastures’ and we will for sure spot many grazing yaks in this area.
Day 9: Yak Kharka (4016m) - Thorong Phedi (4400m)

Arrive at the foot of Thorong La pass

Accommodation: Annapurna Guesthouse (Various) - Standard Room

  • - Duration: 5hrs
  • - Climb up to Phedi (4400 m), the foot of the Thorung La pass
  • - Stay in Phedi for good acclimatization
Day 10: Thorong Phedi (4450m) - Thorung La pass (5416m) - Muktinath (3800m)

Arrive at one of the world's highest passes, Thorong La pass

Accommodation: Annapurna Guesthouse (Various) - Standard Room

  • - Duration: 8-9hrs
  • - Start summit climb to Thorung La pass
  • - Descent to Muktinath, pilgrimage centre for Buddhists as well as Hindus
Day 11: Muktinath (3800m) - Marpha (2670m)

Vishnu Temple and Gompa, Kingdom of apples

Accommodation: Annapurna Guesthouse (Various) - Standard Room

  • - Duration: 6hrs
  • - Hike down to Marpha, the kingdom of apples famous for its apple brandy and apple pie
Day 12: Marpha (2670m) - Kalopani (2530m)

Kalopani village

Accommodation: Annapurna Guesthouse (Various) - Standard Room

  • - Duration: 5hrs
  • - Trek to Kalopani
  • - Views of Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri glacier
Day 13: Kalopani (2530m) - Tatopani (1190m)

Hot springs of Tatopani

Accommodation: Annapurna Guesthouse (Various) - Standard Room

  • - Duration: 7hrs
  • - Trek down through pine forests to Ghasa
  • - Stop by Rupse Chahare, a gorgeous waterfall
  • - Arrive at Tatopani, enjoy hot spring
Day 14: Tatopani (1190m) - Ghorepani (2860m)

Ghorepani, a beautiful village settlement of the Poon tribe

Accommodation: Annapurna Guesthouse (Various) - Standard Room

  • - Duration: 4hrs
  • - Pass through several small villages up to Chitre
  • - Arrive at Ghorepani
Day 15: Ghorepani (2860m) - Tadapani (2590m)

Watch the sunrise from Poon Hill

Accommodation: Annapurna Guesthouse (Various) - Standard Room

  • - Walk through beautiful rhododendron forests, alongside wild creeks and waterfalls
  • - Arrive and Tadapani, stay overnight
Day 16: Tadapani (2590m) - Ghandruk (1940m) - Pokhara (850m)

End of trek

Accommodation: Annapurna Guesthouse (Various) - Standard Room

  • - Head to Ghandruk, home of Gurung people
  • - Lunch at Ghandruk
  • - Trek down to Nayapul to complete trail
  • - Bus back to Pokhara
Day 17: Pokhara - Kathmandu

Back to Kathmandu

  • - Take either tourist bus (6hrs) or local flight (35min)

Meet your guide

Meet your guide

Breathe Nepal

Roman Paudel has been guiding visitors from across the globe through his beautiful home country of Nepal for the last ten years. He is well versed and possesses immense knowledge on Nepal which definitely helps in providing the most detailed and holistic travel to the country!
5 years experience

Breathe Nepal Policies

Breathe Nepal Policies

Flexible cancellation policy
Cancel for free 5 days before your trip starts. Cancellations after such date will not be eligible for refunds as Breathe Nepal would have paid for your trip’s logistics already.
Change of Date
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.

Other Things to Know

Other Things to Know

Packing list for the trip
A comfortable day pack with adjustable waist and shoulder straps
A thermal layer (shirt and pants)
A warm jacket and a fleece pullover
An airtight ‘dry bag’ is great for storing your dirty laundry!
Camera, music and books
Comfortable and worn in trekking boots
Down Jacket
Head torch
Long sleeved shirts for sun protection
Loose comfortable T-Shirts
Passport and personal identification
Personal first aid kit and any personal medications you need to take
Personal toiletries - shampoo, soap, shavers, moisturizer, travel towel etc
Poles
Raincoat
Sandals
Scarf
Sleeping Bags
Sleeping bag liner – either silk, cotton or fleece
Socks
Sun Cream
Sun block and lip balm
Sun hat and sun glasses
Trousers
Warm woolen socks
Water and wind proof jacket
Water and wind proof trousers
Water bottles - please be able to carry 2 litres of water and have bottles that can handle boiling/hot water
Woollen or fleece hat
Woollen or thermal gloves
Ziplock bags are handy for convenient leak-proof storage
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