Annapurna Circuit Trekking, also known as Round Annapurna Trek takes you over the adventurous journey to the Himalayas in Annapurna region. This region has the spectacular views of the Highest Himalayas range including Mt. Annapurna.

This challenging trek starts low and goes as high as 5,416 meters above sea level while crossing the Thorong La pass. The journey begins in the Marshyangdi valley and goes higher towards Manang valley exploring the subtropical lowlands of Manang valley, deepest gorge of Kali Gandaki and other various landscape diversity. Annapurna Circuit trek goes on proper trail with full on surprising trip towards Himalaya starting from Manang. The path of the Annapurna Circuit Trekking comprise of variety of ecological as well as cultural diversity providing a person a complete trekking experience. 

The trail traversers include the Annapurna circuit trekkers and climbing adventurers to Pisang peak and Chulu peaks (east and west). Some trekkers even make an extended trip to Tilicho Lake, the highest lake in the world nestled beautifully amidst the Himalayan peaks. After crossing the high Himalayan pass at Thorong La, the trek enters a different region, the lower Mustang region with wonderful landscape. Although for a short period, the captivating charm of lower Mustang region fills us with wonders.

NOTE: It is recommended that you should arrive in Kathmandu a day earlier before you start your trek (if you do not have a day tour of Kathmandu scheduled). And If you have scheduled Kathmandu day tour you should arrive two days prior from the actual day from trekking.

If you are able to arrive a day earlier, it will be best for you as you will get some time to rest, know about the trekking you are doing, get info about the trekking routes, and you get time to buy trekking equipment if necessary. Similarly, if you can manage a day or two after trekking. In case of any flight delay from Lukla to Kathmandu due to different circumstances you will have lower chance of missing your international flights. Adding some extra days beside actual trekking days will help you enjoy your trip to Nepal to the fullest without having to worry about any preparations, any flight delays, and missing international flights.

Highlights of Annapurna Circuit Trekking

  • Adventure trekking around the Annapurna massif
  • Cultural sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
  • Cross Thorong La at 5,416m
  • Joy of completing a loop around the classic Annapurna circuit
  • Culture and life style experience of Manang and lower Mustang valleys
  • Incredible Himalayan view and high altitude trekking experience

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu:
  • Day 02: Preparation and Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu:
  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Bahundanda:
  • Day 04: Trek from Bahundanda to Chamje:
  • Day 05: Trek from Chamje to Bagarchhap:
  • Day 06: Trek from Bagarchhap to Chame :
  • Day 07: Trek from Chame to Pisang:
  • Day 08: Trek from Pisang to Manang:
  • Day 09: Manang Acclimatization Day:
  • Day 10: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka:
  • Day 11: Trek from Yak Kharka toThorong Phedi:
  • Day 12: Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath via Thorong La:
  • Day 13: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom:
  • Day 14: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara:
  • Day 15: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu:
  • Day 16: See You Again:

Cost Includes:

  • Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
  • Three-night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
  • Surface transfer to and from Pokhara by tourist bus then by private car to and from Nayapul.
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Kathmandu city tours, tour guide, and private transportation
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide.
  • Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary and equipment. 
  • Accident insurance for all staff
  • Himalayan Scenery trekking map, Trekking T-shirt and duffel bag for trekking
  • Trekking map/ Trekking T-Shirt, and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
  • ACAP Permit & TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
  • Government taxes & office service charge


Cost Excludes:

  • Personal Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.
  • US $ 20 Local Government Tax
  • Snacks /Drinks and other personal expenses
  • Hot showers during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • WiFi internet and phone call unless it’s free.
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers
Rated 5/5 based on 10 reviews
  • Manning B

    Annapurna circuit

    Im a 22 yr old Carpenter from Brisbane, Australia. Just returned home from a trip to nepal that i did solo. I was lucky enough to meet up with Ramkrishna in Kathmandu and he organised a great trek for me…Read More
  • Oscar M

    Great trek and awesome service!

    I did the Annapurna circuit with them. The trek was so beautiful Ramkrishna organized an excelent trek. My guide Haresh was awesome. I had a High Altitude Illness and both Ramkrishna and Haresh dealed with the problem in a really…Read More
  • jsmith410
    United States

    Ram Karki is great

    Ram was our guide twice in the mid 90's. Once to Langtang (with a friend who had met him the year before) and the next year to Annapurna with my wife Debbie. Patient, considerate, well informed, kind----the two trips were…Read More
  • Jessie W

    Amazing trip and service!

    Out of all of the travel tours I have been on around the world, I can confidently say that this is one of the best and most memorable experiences. From the pick up at the airport, the trekking guide (sherpa)…Read More
  • NorwayAnna

    Awesome company, awesome guide

    Me and my boyfriend went to the Annapurna circuit with our guide Karki. Our guide showed us some really awesome places everyday "off the beaten track", was genuinely always friendly, nice and above all very competent. His skills, knowledge and…Read More
  • AlexDSmith

    Amazing guide, well worth it.

    Karki is an excellent guide, taking him along is definitely worth the extra money.  He is fun to be around, very helpful with the locals and very knowledgable.  The trek itself is fantastic, Made all the better by having a…Read More
  • Josh S

    "One of the best Trekking Office in Nepal"

    We really had great time and thank you so much RamKrishna to made a wonderful time to us This is Great agency for trekking, rafting, climbing, sight seeing other activities. We did 18 days trek around Annapurna circuit with professional…Read More
  • Dept
    United Kingdom

    Great company with best guide

    Please choose this company without any hesitatation. Guide was great and have knowledge about all the trail and mountain. He know many things about Annapurna trail. So I would recomend your mountain guide as ram. Dept  Read More
  • Nicole M

    I strongly recommend this agency for your vacation in Nepal

    Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition Day Tours organized our trek around Manaslu and the Annapurna for us in April 2012. They gave us very good advice when we were debating which trek to do. Inspite of a few organizational obstacles…Read More
  • encannab b


    We traveled to Nepal a group of 6 friends for 23 days and all services contracts with Himalayan Scenary Teks: 13 days trekking the Annapurna circuit, visiting Pokhara, rafting, safari in Chitwan and Katmandhu Valley. Porters great, Durbha, our guide,…Read More


In Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition, your safety precedes every other thing. As this adventure entrails travelling in the remote mountainous region, we are always at mercy of nature. During the trip, the factors such as whether, natural disaster or multitude of other factors which are beyond our control can subsequently bring the changes in the itinerary. Although all the itinerary we provide to you is guided and standard; please note that your team leader has the authority to alter or even drop the planed itinerary of any part if it is necessary due to safety concern. All the alternations or changes of the standard itinerary are made by the leader by taking into consideration the best interest of the whole group. We give our best effort to stick with the above-mentioned itinerary; however, in case of any unpredicted event which are beyond our control, you need to be flexible and take after the guideline as instructed by your leader.

Note that the company won’t be responsible for any result of alterations on itinerary’s or any delays due to resulting circumstances.

Trip Information

  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Activity Trekking
  • Max Person 02 - 12 Person
  • Accommodation Hotel + Lodges
  • Mx.Altitude 5416 Meter
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
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