Nov 22 - Dec 1, 2017 | Change

Annapurna Circuit trek (10 days)
Annapurna Region, Nepal

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Highlights: Ghyaru, Manang, Thorung High Camp, Thorung La, and Muktinath

Difficulty: challenging
Mukninath
Starting at $393 usd
For 1 person -Guide & Permits
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$27.53 /day per person for guide
+ $47 per person for guide's transport
+ $30 per person for guide's insurance
+ $40 per person for permits

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

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Included Permits
  • ACAP
  • TIMS Card
Porters (optional $17 per day)
+ Porter Insurance $30 per trip

Porters available upon request. You can request a porter at anytime while booking or after booking your trek up to 2 days prior to the trek's departure. Each porter may carry no more than 20 kg (44 lb) at a rate of $17 per day + $30 per porter per trip for insurance.

Guides do not carry any client's belongings if you want help carrying your personal belongings your must hire a porter or share one with someone else in your group.

This trip has optional side trips. Would you like to see the options?

While the new road offers the possibility of shortening this classic trek, it still provides one of the most diverse trekking experiences in Nepal. Starting at Chame, or the traditional starting point of Besi Sahar, the trail runs through lush forest and passes through villages to Manang. From Manang there is an option to take the spectacular side trip to Tilicho Lake, or continue directly over the Thorung La (5416 m) descending to the pilgrim town of Muktinath, a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists. From Muktinath, you have the option to take a jeep via the wide valley of lower Mustang to Jomson, where both flights and buses to Pokhara can be arranged, or trek via the traditional village of Kagbeni, gateway to upper Mustang. While the road has taken some of the charm out of this classic trek, the advantage is that a trip can be tailored around one’s interests and time constraints. Whether you do the epic full circuit from Besi Sahar to Ghorepani, or take off a bite sized chunk around the Thorung La, the Annapurna Circuit still has plenty to offer.

Available Side Trips

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Extra rest days and overnights can be added once the itinerary is created. However any side trips must be added in this step before the itinerary is created.

Wed Nov 22 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Boudhanath
Public bus from Kathmandu to Besi Sahar (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $6
Travel time: about 6 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Besi Sahar (800 m)

Highlights: Bahundanda
Difficulty: challenging
Before the road existed, trekkers would start their journey around Annapurna from the market town of Besi Sahar. This journey takes you from lush rice paddy clad hills to the ice and rock of the Thorung La. To experience the full range of Nepal’s diverse mountain ecology, begin your trek at this classic start point.

Thu Nov 23 (day 2)
Shared vehicle from Besi Sahar to Chame (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $30
Travel time: about 8 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Chame (2710 m)

Chame
Fri Nov 24 (day 3)

Pisang (3240 m)

About 5-6 hours from Chame

Pisang

Upper Pisang (3300 m)

About 20 min from Pisang

Upper pisang
Sat Nov 25 (day 4)

Ghyaru (3670 m)

About 2 hours from Upper Pisang

Ghyanu

Ngawal (3650 m)

About 45 minutes

Ngawal

Braka (3500 m)

About 45 minutes from Ngawal

Braka

Manang (3540 m)

About 30 minutes from Braka. Acclimatization Day: options for day hike to Ice Lake or Milarepa's Cave

Manang

Rating: | 1 review
Highlights: Manang and Tilicho Lake
Difficulty: strenuous
If you only have time for one side trip off the main Annapurna circuit, make time for the jaw-dropping vistas of Tilicho lake. Nestled against the backs of the Annapurna peaks, this brilliant blue lake at 5000m is a sight not to be missed. The trail to the lake is scenic but challenging, winding along loose eroded cliff sides to the Tilicho Base Camp lodge. From the lodge, there is a steep hike up to the lake and viewpoint that’s well worth the effort. Images from via Tilicho Lake Side Trek

Sun Nov 26 (day 5)

Manang (3540 m)

Mon Nov 27 (day 6)

Yak Kharka (4020 m)

About 3.5-4 hours from Manang

Yak kharka
Tue Nov 28 (day 7)

Ledar (4230 m)

About 1 hour from Yak Kharkha

Churi ledar

Thorung Phedi (4540 m)

About 1-3 hours from Letdar

Thorung phedi
Wed Nov 29 (day 8)

Thorung High Camp (4830 m)

About 1 hour from Thorung Phedi

Thorung phedi high camp

Thorung La (5416 m)

About 3-6 hours from Thorong Phedi

Thorangla

Muktinath (3800 m)

About 3-5 hours from Thorong La

Mukninath

Rating: | 1 review
Highlights: Muktinath, Kagbeni, Marpha, and Poon Hill
Difficulty: challenging
For the satisfaction of doing the full Annapurna circuit, continue through the villages of lower Mustang and follow the rushing Gandaki River down from arid Mustang into the green middle hills. Finish the trek with a climb to the panoramic view point of Poon Hill and wave goodbye to the 8000 m peaks of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna.

Highlights: Muktinath and Kagbeni
Difficulty: easy
Kagbeni is the gateway to the upper Mustang Valley. The longer route to Kagbeni via Jong passes through monastic villages reminiscent of those in Upper Mustang. It would be a shame to miss this picturesque village set in a spectacular landscape of dry eroded valleys and high snow-clad peaks in your rush to get back to Pokhara or Kathmandu. If you have the time, stop and take a break in Kagbeni.

Thu Nov 30 (day 9)
Shared vehicle from Muktinath to Jomsom (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $8
Travel time: about 2 hours
Also possible to trek to Jomsom in about 6 hours.
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Jomsom (2760 m)

About 6 hours trekking or 1.5 hours in a jeep from Muktinath

Jomsom

Highlights: Marpha
Difficulty: easy
The picturesque village of Marpha sits in the shadow of Dhaulagiri. It’s a far more appealing place than nearby Jomsom, with its whitewashed Tibetan style homes and Niyingma monastery dominating the village. A pleasant place to linger after a long trek.

Fri Dec 1 (day 10)
Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $100
Travel time: 30 minutes

Public bus from Jomsom to Pokhara (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $18
Travel time: about 12 hours
You may have to change buses in Ghasa and/or Beni and possibly overnight in Beni.
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Pokhara (827 m)

Pokhara lake phewa peace pagoda
you can add extra rest days after the itinerary is created

by Nee Goh on Oct 25, 2017

Annapurna Circuit via Tilicho Lake and Classic finish via Poon Hill led by Mingma Nuru Sherpa

this trek is not preferred due to heavy construction on some parts of the trail and also most parts of the trek are motorway, which is not conducive for trekking.

by Nee Goh on Oct 25, 2017

Annapurna Circuit via Tilicho Lake and Classic finish via Poon Hill led by Mingma Nuru Sherpa

by Nee Goh on Oct 25, 2017

Annapurna Circuit via Tilicho Lake and Classic finish via Poon Hill led by Mingma Nuru Sherpa

great view and worth all the efforts!