Annapurna Circuit Trek - 17 Days

Annapurna Circuit Trek to Jomsom is among the outdo classic trekking trails of Nepal. Circuit trek to Jomsom offers beauty of nature, topographic diversity, various cultures, ancient heritage e.t.c. Hence, the trekker travels to the elevation of 5416 meters while accomplishing the majestic journey. The Annapurna trekking region in Nepal is a renowned trek paradise. Moreover, Annapurna Circuit Trek to Jomsom is a trendy area for the prodigious trekking experience for trekkers from all over the world.

The area is beautiful with the presence of such peaks and mountains as the Annapurna Range, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu or Machhapuchhre. These mountains emerge within the distance throughout your trek, giving you a factual Himalayan experience and tons of enjoyment. So, trekking through the flat villages and mountain communities can expose you to the range of various cultures of the Gurung, Magars, Manangi, Thakali individuals, and diverse local ethnic groups.

Details Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport – (1360m.)
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you shall meet our representative at the airport and then transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
If you wish to comprehend Nepal’s historical and cultural values, sightseeing in Kathmandu valley is crucial. Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is a popular destination for tourists. This city offers a marvelous combination of mix religion of Hinduism, Buddhism, and some foreign culture. Kathmandu carries the cultural and religious legacy that can be seen at temples, monuments, and artifacts. Patan and Bhaktapur are neighbor cities which reflects a similar legacy.
In the half-day tour, you visit Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath stupa. Pashupatinath is a Hindu Shrine where people worship Lord Shiva whereas Boudhanath is the biggest stupa of Nepal.
For the rest of the day, we will prepare for the trek. You can buy your missing equipment for your trek.
Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive to Khudi (800m/2624ft) 7-8 hrs
Our journey commences with seven to eight hours drive from Kathmandu to Khudi following Trishuli watercourse. On the way, we can enjoy the beauty of terraced farms and delightful huts. Once reaching a junction at Mugling, we take straight ahead towards Pokhara. At Dumre, we leave the previous path and head north towards Besisahar. Half-an-hour’s drive from Besisahar takes us to Khudi, the starting point of our trek. Khudi offers first glimpses of the dazzling Manaslu.
Overnight in Khudi.

Day 04: Trek to Sirung (2200m/7217ft) 6-7 hrs
This is our first day of the trek. After breakfast, we will cross a couple of suspension bridges and pass by waterfalls on a mostly downhill trail. Initially, the walk is steady, but then it is followed by vessel trails. The mountains appear much closer as we reach the Sirung village. Idyllic close-up views of Ngadi Chuli and Manaslu mountains from Sirung is a blessing.
Overnight in Sirung.

Day 05: Trek to Jagat (1300m/4265ft) 6-7 hrs
After breakfast, we will start our day trek from Sirung to Jagat which is a quite easy section. We leave behind the terraces of the village and hit forests, ferns, and solid ground. On the forest path, we often spot a range of birds. We encounter many hidden villages and a couple of temples on the way along with a bridge over Sangu Khola and Marshyangdi rivers. We will cross the bridge over Sangu Khola and Marshyangdi and spend the night in Jagat.
Overnight in Jagat.

Day 06: Trek to Dharapani (1960m/ 6430ft) 7-8 hrs
After breakfast, the path from Jagat descends to the river and continues through the abundant forest nearby. After a few hours of Nepal, the sharp rock face by the riverbank – Chyamje comes into the picture along with the fantastic views of majestic Annapurna mountain range. Once crossing a bridge, we climb steeply towards the slippery and difficult path to the steeply-forested village of Karte. Winding on the waterfalls and cliffs, we finally reach Dharapani after crossing a bridge.
Overnight in Dharapani.

Day 07: Trek to Chame (2710m/8891) 5-6 hrs
Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2675m.) takes 5 -6 hours. As you chop through a slender field from the village, you will meet the Dudh Khola that originates from the south face of Manaslu. The continued climb through the forests of pine and oak lead us to Danaque (2210m.). The path goes all the way quite flat until we reach Chame. Chame has square measure government offices, outlets, and hotels.
Overnight in Chame.

Day 08: Trek to Pisang 3300m/10826) 5-6 hrs
Trek from Chame to Pisang (3100m.) takes approximately 5 hours. With Lamjung Himal (6893m) gleaming within the morning sun, we will go off towards Pisang. The mountain disappears as we ascend the valley. Continuing through a fir and pine forest, rising to a high, rocky place because the opposite bank becomes an unclimbable drop, we reach the lower village of Pisang.
Overnight in Pisang.

Day 09: Trek to Manang 3520m/11548) 6-7 hrs
Trek from Pisang to Manang (3440m.) takes 5-7 hours. On the far side of Pisang, the path climbs a steep ridge that affords sensible views of the Manang valley and Tilicho peak (7145m.). Continuing on a downward slope past Manang to a landing strip at Hunger (3320m.), we reach a flat area from where the north-east face of Annapurna III rises majestically higher than you. Further, Sabje Khola valley also offers a beautiful view of Annapurna IV (7525m.). After a brief steep climb, we reach Manang.
Overnight in Manang.

Day 10: Adjustment day at Manang
It’s the day for acclimatizing at Manang and explore in and around the city. There are non-mandatory day walks to a stream passage to envision the marvelous ice coming down from the Annapurna, or up above the village for a full landscape view of the Annapurna range and the Manang Valley.
Overnight in Manang.

Day 11: Trek to Yak Kharka (4110m/13484ft) 3-4 hrs
After breakfast, the trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4350m.) takes approximately four hours. Currently, the path ascends gently through the Yak Kharka then passing through the Gunsang (3960m.) village. On the way, we have beautiful views all day.
Overnight in Yak Kharka.

Day 12: Trek to Thorong Phedi (4600m/15091ft) 3-4 hrs
After breakfast, the trek from the Thorang Phedi takes four hours. After leaving Thorang Phedi we ascend to a ridge before a downhill slope to the headquarters of the Marshyangd. After a brief ascent on the mountain path, we follow a narrow path across unbalanced binge rise then descend to Thorung Phedi. Overnight in Thorong Phedi.

Day 13: Trek to Muktinath (3800m/12467ft) via Thorong-La pass (5416m/17769) 7-8 hrs
After breakfast, we trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath via Thorong La (5416m.) Pass. The trail becomes steep straight away after leaving camp. The gradient then eases, and after about 4 hours of solid climbing, we reach the prayer flags of the pass. The trek downward to Muktinath is a knee thumping 1600m, but we have brilliant views of Dhaulagiri. Ultimately, the moraines grant way to verdant slopes before a pleasant walk along the Jhong Khola Valley to Muktinath. Overnight in Muktinath.

Day 14: Trek to Jomsom (2720m/8923ft) 5-6 hrs
After breakfast, we trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2410m), which demands five to six hours of walking. The trail ahead descends along with barren land. You can see the ranges as Dhampus peak, Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri. On the way to Kagbeni, you pass through Kali Gandaki banks, and much of the journey is windy.
Overnight in Jomsom.

Day 15: Flight to Pokhara 20min
Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara takes twenty-five minutes. During the flight, you enjoy the views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, e.t.c.
Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu (1350m/4429) 7-8 hrs
After breakfast, we head to Kathmandu with all the good memories on this trip.
Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 17: Departure

Trip Includes

  •  Private transfer Airport-Hotel-Airport,
    Guided City Tour in Kathmandu by a Private Vehicle
  •  Kathmandu & Pokhara accommodations (Bed & Breakfast Basis),
  •  Bus Transportation Kathmandu-Besisahar, Pokhara-Kathmandu (Yourself & staff) or flight possibility Pokhara-Kathmandu,
    Flight Jomsom-Pokhara,
  • Annapurna Conservation area Entry permit,
  •  TIMS permit (Trekker’s info Management System),
  •  Teahouse-Lodge accommodation throughout the trek,
  •  Three meals on a daily basis during the trek: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner,
  •  Down jackets and sleeping bags (if required)
  •  Experienced, English-speaking, government license holder mountain trekking guide,
  •  Experienced mountain trekking porter,
  •  All program per itineraries on full board,
  •  Wages, food, transportation, accommodation, equipment, insurance, and different facilities to employees throughout the trek,
    Farewell dinner at typical Nepali cultural Cafe,
  •  Rescue arrangements,
    Local and government TAX-VAT e.t.c.

Day 1
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport - (1360m.)

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you shall meet our representative at the airport and then transfer to the hotel.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing

If you wish to comprehend Nepal’s historical and cultural values, sightseeing in Kathmandu valley is crucial. Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is a popular destination for tourists. This city offers a marvelous combination of mix religion of Hinduism, Buddhism, and some foreign culture. Kathmandu carries the cultural and religious legacy that can be seen at temples, monuments, and artifacts. Patan and Bhaktapur are neighbor cities which reflects a similar legacy.

In the half-day tour, you visit Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath stupa. Pashupatinath is a Hindu Shrine where people worship Lord Shiva whereas Boudhanath is the biggest stupa of Nepal.

For the rest of the day, we will prepare for the trek. You can buy your missing equipment for your trek.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3
Day 03: Drive to Khudi (800m/2624ft) 7-8 hrs

Our journey commences with seven to eight hours drive from Kathmandu to Khudi following Trishuli watercourse. On the way, we can enjoy the beauty of terraced farms and delightful huts. Once reaching a junction at Mugling, we take straight ahead towards Pokhara. At Dumre, we leave the previous path and head north towards Besisahar. Half-an-hour’s drive from Besisahar takes us to Khudi, the starting point of our trek. Khudi offers first glimpses of the dazzling Manaslu.

Overnight in Khudi.

Day 4
Day 04: Trek to Sirung (2200m/7217ft) 6-7 hrs

This is our first day of the trek. After breakfast, we will cross a couple of suspension bridges and pass by waterfalls on a mostly downhill trail. Initially, the walk is steady, but then it is followed by vessel trails. The mountains appear much closer as we reach the Sirung village. Idyllic close-up views of Ngadi Chuli and Manaslu mountains from Sirung is a blessing.

Overnight in Sirung.

Day 5
Day 05: Trek to Jagat (1300m/4265ft) 6-7 hrs

After breakfast, we will start our day trek from Sirung to Jagat which is a quite easy section. We leave behind the terraces of the village and hit forests, ferns, and solid ground. On the forest path, we often spot a range of birds. We encounter many hidden villages and a couple of temples on the way along with a bridge over Sangu Khola and Marshyangdi rivers. We will cross the bridge over Sangu Khola and Marshyangdi and spend the night in Jagat.

Overnight in Jagat.

Day 6
Day 06: Trek to Dharapani (1960m/ 6430ft) 7-8 hrs

After breakfast, the path from Jagat descends to the river and continues through the abundant forest nearby. After a few hours of Nepal, the sharp rock face by the riverbank – Chyamje comes into the picture along with the fantastic views of majestic Annapurna mountain range. Once crossing a bridge, we climb steeply towards the slippery and difficult path to the steeply-forested village of Karte. Winding on the waterfalls and cliffs, we finally reach Dharapani after crossing a bridge.

Overnight in Dharapani.

Day 7
Day 07: Trek to Chame (2710m/8891) 5-6 hrs

Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2675m.) takes 5 -6 hours. As you chop through a slender field from the village, you will meet the Dudh Khola that originates from the south face of Manaslu. The continued climb through the forests of pine and oak lead us to Danaque (2210m.). The path goes all the way quite flat until we reach Chame. Chame has square measure government offices, outlets, and hotels.

Overnight in Chame.

Day 8
Day 08: Trek to Pisang 3300m/10826) 5-6 hrs

Trek from Chame to Pisang (3100m.) takes approximately 5 hours. With Lamjung Himal (6893m) gleaming within the morning sun, we will go off towards Pisang. The mountain disappears as we ascend the valley. Continuing through a fir and pine forest, rising to a high, rocky place because the opposite bank becomes an unclimbable drop, we reach the lower village of Pisang.

Overnight in Pisang.

Day 9
Day 09: Trek to Manang 3520m/11548) 6-7 hrs

Trek from Pisang to Manang (3440m.) takes 5-7 hours. On the far side of Pisang, the path climbs a steep ridge that affords sensible views of the Manang valley and Tilicho peak (7145m.). Continuing on a downward slope past Manang to a landing strip at Hunger (3320m.), we reach a flat area from where the north-east face of Annapurna III rises majestically higher than you. Further, Sabje Khola valley also offers a beautiful view of Annapurna IV (7525m.). After a brief steep climb, we reach Manang.

Overnight in Manang.

Day 10
Day 10: Adjustment day at Manang

It's the day for acclimatizing at Manang and explore in and around the city. There are non-mandatory day walks to a stream passage to envision the marvelous ice coming down from the Annapurna, or up above the village for a full landscape view of the Annapurna range and the Manang Valley.

Overnight in Manang.

Day 11
Day 11: Trek to Yak Kharka (4110m/13484ft) 3-4 hrs

After breakfast, the trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4350m.) takes approximately four hours. Currently, the path ascends gently through the Yak Kharka then passing through the Gunsang (3960m.) village. On the way, we have beautiful views all day.

Overnight in Yak Kharka.

Day 12
Day 12: Trek to Thorong Phedi (4600m/15091ft) 3-4 hrs

After breakfast, the trek from the Thorang Phedi takes four hours. After leaving Thorang Phedi we ascend to a ridge before a downhill slope to the headquarters of the Marshyangd. After a brief ascent on the mountain path, we follow a narrow path across unbalanced binge rise then descend to Thorung Phedi. Overnight in Thorong Phedi.

Day 13
Day 13: Trek to Muktinath (3800m/12467ft) via Thorong-La pass (5416m/17769) 7-8 hrs

After breakfast, we trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath via Thorong La (5416m.) Pass. The trail becomes steep straight away after leaving camp. The gradient then eases, and after about 4 hours of solid climbing, we reach the prayer flags of the pass. The trek downward to Muktinath is a knee thumping 1600m, but we have brilliant views of Dhaulagiri. Ultimately, the moraines grant way to verdant slopes before a pleasant walk along the Jhong Khola Valley to Muktinath. Overnight in Muktinath.

Day 14
Day 14: Trek to Jomsom (2720m/8923ft) 5-6 hrs

After breakfast, we trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2410m), which demands five to six hours of walking. The trail ahead descends along with barren land. You can see the ranges as Dhampus peak, Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri. On the way to Kagbeni, you pass through Kali Gandaki banks, and much of the journey is windy.

Overnight in Jomsom.

Day 15
Day 15: Flight to Pokhara 20min

Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara takes twenty-five minutes. During the flight, you enjoy the views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, e.t.c.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 16
Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu (1350m/4429) 7-8 hrs

After breakfast, we head to Kathmandu with all the good memories on this trip.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 17
Day 17: Departure

Trip Include

  • Private transfer Airport-Hotel-Airport,
  • Guided City Tour in Kathmandu by a Private Vehicle
  • Kathmandu & Pokhara accommodations (Bed & Breakfast Basis),
  • Bus Transportation Kathmandu-Besisahar, Pokhara-Kathmandu (Yourself & staff) or flight possibility Pokhara-Kathmandu,
  • Flight Jomsom-Pokhara,
  • Annapurna Conservation area Entry permit,
  • TIMS permit (Trekker's info Management System),
  • Teahouse-Lodge accommodation throughout the trek,
  • Three meals on a daily basis during the trek: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner,
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (if required)
  • Experienced, English-speaking, government license holder mountain trekking guide,
  • Experienced mountain trekking porter,
  • All program per itineraries on full board,
  • Wages, food, transportation, accommodation, equipment, insurance, and different facilities to employees throughout the trek,
  • Farewell dinner at typical Nepali cultural Cafe,
  • Rescue arrangements,
  • Local and government TAX-VAT e.t.c.

Trip Exclude

  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner) whereas in Kathmandu & Pokhara,
  • Your travel/trekking insurance,
  • International fare,
  • Tips for trekking employees and driver
  • All types of alcoholic & soft drinks,
  • Personal shopping, laundry, trekking instrumentation, e.t.c.
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee,
  • Cost raised by cancelation, landslide, weather, political unrest, unwell that isn't within our management,
  • Extra Night Accommodation in Kathmandu In- case of Early Arrival, Late Departure or Early Return From Trip (due to any reason) out of scheduled itinerary,
  • Other expenses then mention in the " Trip section ".
  • Monument entrance fees while on tour in Kathmandu (approx USD26 per person)
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Faqs

From where Annapurna Circuit Trek starts?

The trek kicks off from Besisaha (820m/2690 ft), Khudi (790m/2592 ft) along the majestic view of Marshyangdi and Kaligandaki river. Bahundanda, Jagat, Dharapani, Chame, Pisang, Manang, Letdar, Thorung Phedi, Muktinath (3800m/12467), Lete, Tatopani, and Ghorepani. After crossing Muktinath region, you will head towards Thorung La pass towards upper mountainous trails.

How to reach Annapurna Base Camp (ABC)?

The Annapurna Base Camp trek kicks off from Pokhara towards Nayapul via private vehicle. After this, the trek route kicks off towards Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Chomrong, Dovan, Machapuchre Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp (4130m). Similarly, following the course of ABC trekkers can head towards Ghandruk.

What are the climates suitable for traveling in Annapurna Region?

The climate in the Annapurna region is moderate, which keeps on fluctuating depending on weather condition. Traveling is favorable all year round in this region. However, the month of September, October, and November in Autumn season is the busy season for Annapurna Circuit Trek. During Autumn there is lesser rainfall, the temperature is moderate, so the climate is neither too hot nor too cold. Similarly, during the spring season (March-May) also trekkers gather to discover the ultimate thrill of Annapurna Circuit. But travelers can travel all year round for other expedition such as paragliding, sightseeing, meditation, travel holidays, short hiking and more.

What is the point of interest in the Annapurna Region?

Some of the popular points of attraction in Annapurna Region are Upper Mustang, Jomsom, Muktinath, Annapurna Circuit, Cultural Expedition, Paragliding, Trekking, Mountain sightseeing, and Mountain Biking.

How hard is the Annapurna Circuit Trek?

Annapurna Circuit trek is one of the leading and secure trekking routes among many other trekking routes in Nepal. As the elevation increase, the altitude becomes stable along the anticlockwise path towards Thorung La pass (5416m/17769 ft). So, it is suitable for all age group above 18 years.

What are the adventure sports in Annapurna Region?

Paragliding, Bungee Jumping, hiking, trekking, rock climbing, and Mountain biking are some popular adventure sports in the Annapurna Region.

Who are the traditional peoples of Annapurna Region?

Thakali peoples, Sherpas, Rais, Limbus, Magars, and Gurungs are the central traditional peoples of Annapurna Region.

What are the famous pilgrimages of Annapurna Region?

The holy temple of Muktinath (3800m) is a famous pilgrim site for both Hindus and Buddhist. Muktinath temple is a sacred temple of Lord Vishnu, who is the preserver of the universe according to Hindu mythology. Similarly, there are several sacred Buddhist monasteries and nunneries along the elevating mountain routes of Annapurna Region. Tatopani is another sacred journey where many Hindus take a holy bath. In addition to this, there are many temples, monasteries, nunneries, and heritage sites all over the Annapurna Region.

  • The departure schedule can be modified on any inevitable circumstances like weather hazards, festivals, natural changes of walking track, road slides, avalanches, public strikes, e.t.c.
  • We have additional programs like mountain flights, bungee jumping, paragliding, whirlybird tour, film shooting, hiking, radical lightweight, sightseeing, Jungle hunting expedition, e.t.c. We include these programs in your trip upon request.

  • Comfortable Sleeping bags
  • Hiking Boots
  • Chill T-Shirts/Jerseys
  • Lighter Jackets
  • Water Proof Jackets
  • Down Jacket
  • Moisturizing Creams, sunscreen lotions
  • Trekking Socks, Sunglasses, sunhats, caps
  • Gloves, Scarfs, woolen hats
  • Toilet papers, tissue papers, wipers, towels, etc.
  • Torch lights, Headlights.
  • Trekking/Hiking Poles
  • First aid box, required medicines
    Nightwears, undergarments, water bottles, water purifiers, etc.
  • Plastic/Waterproof bags
    Shampoos, small pocket purses, toothbrush, toothpaste, and other necessary personal products.
  • Cameras, Binocular (optional).
    Passport size photographs
    Pocket knifes

Trip Facts

  • 17 days
  • Teahouse (Lodge) during trek & `hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Moderate
  • Besisahar
  • Jomsom
  • 5416 Meters
  • 5-6 HRS
  • Tibetan, Tamang, Gurung, Nepali, e.t.c.
  • Natural Environment, Wildlife, Mountains, Peaks, Hills, Flowers, Flora-Fauna, e.t.c.
  • Flight, Tourist Bus, Jeep & Car

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