About 11 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna circuit is the most famous trekking area for the trekking lovers around the world. This trek is the most diverse trek in terms of views, elevation and culture. You will get majestic view of Annapurna Mountain by three different dimensions. Along the way you will see hundreds of small and big peaks with their glaciers, it makes like a Queen with ornaments. From 700m to 5416m of elevation difference refers really diverse floras and faunas. The highest elevation lake around the world Tilicho Lake (4919m) is also in Annapurna circuit, from where you can see 360degree panoramic views of Annapurna Himalayan range. Ice lake (4600m) also can be the beautiful attraction on this trek. Rhododendron forest along the way can be the major beauty of Annapurna circuit trek. Gurung people with their warm hospitality and beautiful cultural richness will make tourists fall in love with friendly Nepali people. Thakali people are very famous around the world for the delicious Nepal Thali set. Originally Thakali are from this region. So, along the way of Annapurna circuit trek trekkers will get really delicious and hygienic Nepali Thali. After crossing Thorang La pass (5416m) trekkers will get to Muktinath temple which is very famous for the Hindu people around the world as their pilgrimage tour destination. When you will get Muktinath transportation will be available. Apple is one of the famous fruits you can get on this area. Marpha is really famous for apple. You can pass by downhill by drive or trek via Kaligandaki river. Kaligandaki river is very famous for Black stones also known as Saligram. At the end of Annapurna circuit trek you will get to Tatopani, which is natural hotspring you can bath and get relaxation at hotspring on last days of your trek. After Tatopani you will either pass by Ghorepani to Pokhara, via ABC to Pokhara or directly bus drive to Pokhara via Beni. When you will get back to beautiful city Pokhara you will finish Annapurna circuit trek.

Trip Highlights

  • Visit to Pashupatinath Temple which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Witness the age-old Buddhist culture at Boudhanath Temple.
  • Visit to the center of fine art and Buddhist and Hindu culture in Patan.
  • Admire Manaslu which is the eighth highest mountain in the world and Himalchuli which is the second highest mountain in the Mansiri Himal.
  • Come across amphitheatre shaped rice terraces while trekking to Jagat.
  • Witness the beautiful cascades while trekking to Dharapani.
  • Get a close view of Annapurna II while trekking to Chame.
  • Explore the beauty of Pisang Village.
  • Enjoy the views of a small turquoise lake of Mring Tso while trekking to Bragha.
  • A visit to the Himalayan Rescue Association at Manang.
  • Visit to pagoda-style temple of Lord Vishnu at Muktinath (3760 m) via Thorang La Pass (5416 m).
  • Celebrate trekking in Jomsom.
  • Visit to Lakeside and attractions of old bazar in Pokhara.
  • Return to Kathmandu for sightseeing tour and some last-minute shopping.


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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Our airport representative will be in Kathmandu international airport with your name card or our agency's name card. When confirmation of your arrival is done, you will drive from airport to Kathmandu Hotel. After check in, you will be freshen up and go to visit agency office to collect flights tickets and other information. If you have missed to bring any trekking equipment then you can buy just next to hotel. You will have welcome dinner in the night and drop back to the hotel and overnight at Kathmandu hotel.

  • Meals: Dinner
  • Accommodation: Kathamndu Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300

You will go from Kathmandu to Besisahar by local bus. The bus journey can be little complicated but you can have a real local experience. In Besisahar , there will be checking of permit and TIMS. After that we can provide you sharing jeep up to Dharapani. Overnight at local lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
  • Place: Dharapani
  • Altitude: 1860

The journey continues making up and down to Dharapani at 1890m. There you will find a stone entrance Chorten typical of the Tibetan influenced villages from there northwards. Then you will visit the Bagarchhap at 2160m that offers the typical flat roofed stone houses of local Tibetans design although the village which is still in the transition zone before the dry highlands. With often rough and rocky, the trail climbs to Tyanja at 2360m, and then continues through forest, but near the river, to Kopar at 2590m. As we reach Chame, the headquarters of the Manang district, you will be rewarded by the fine views of Annapurna II as you approach Chame and two small hot springs by the town.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
  • Place: Chame
  • Altitude: 2670

The day starts through deep forest in a steep and narrow valley, crosses a river on a long bridge at 2910m. You will cross another bridge at 3040m, from there the view of the soaring Paungda Danda rock face really begins to appear. From there the trail joins the climb to Pisang, which sprawls between 3200m and 3300m

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
  • Place: Upper Pisang
  • Altitude: 3300

Today you will continue through the drier upper part of the Manang district, cut off from the full effect of the monsoon by the Annapurna Range. People of this region, herd yaks and raise crops for part of the year besides, they also continue to enjoy special trading rights gained way back in 1784. Leaving Pisang, you will have an alternate trails north and south of the Marsyangdi River which meet up again at Mungji. The southern route by Hongde, with its airstrip, at 3325m involves less climbing than the northern route via Ghyaru, though there are better views on the trail that follows the northern bank of the river. From Mungji, the trail continues past the picturesque but partially hidden village of Bryanga at 3475m to nearby Manang at 3540m.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
  • Place: Manang
  • Altitude: 3540

Today you will spend a day acclimatizing in Manang. You will spend the whole day by doing some fine day walks and over viewing the magnificent views around the village and the day time is best to gain altitude. You can explore the Ice lake as a day excursion.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
  • Place: Manang
  • Altitude: 3540

After 5/6 hours hiking you will get to Yakkharka . And you will stay overnight at best available teahouse in Yakkharka.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
  • Place: Yak Kharka
  • Altitude: 4018

This day you will leave Yakkharka, and the trail makes an ascent of nearly 2000m to the Thorong La pass. You will make the climb steadily through Tenki, leaving the Marshyangdi Valley. Continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley, you will reach Thorong Phedi at 4450 m, there you will see the vegetations steadily more sparse.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
  • Place: Thorang Phedi
  • Altitude: 4450

 The journey from Phedi “foot of the hill” or at the foot to the 5416m Thorong La pass, begins the day. You will then make the climb steeply that is regularly used and easy to follow. However, the problem may arise due to the altitude and snow. It often causes terrible problem to cross the pass if it is covered by snow. About four hours climb up to the pass marked by the Chortens and prayer flags. As you reach the top, you are rewarded by the magnificent view from the top.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
  • Place: Muktinath
  • Altitude: 3760

Muktinath to Tatopani by local bus takes around 7/8 hours. First you will take bus from Muktinath to Jomsom. You can spend some time in Jomsom and you will catch another bus to Tatopani. Tatopani is the famous natural hot spring in Annapurna circuit. You can take bath at Tatopani. Overnight at Tatopani.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tatopani
  • Place: Tatopani
  • Altitude: 1130

This day after breakfast we will provide you the local bus to Pokhara. After 3/4 hrs hours of drive you will reach Pokhara. After you arrive to Pokhara city you will visit around Lakeside. And overnight at Pokhara hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Pokhara Hotel
  • Place: Pokhara
  • Altitude: 820

Today you will wake up early in the morning and go to Pokhara Tourist bus station to catch bus. You will return via Tourist Bus from Pokhara. It will take arround 5/6 hours to arrive in Kathmandu. You will have lunch and can do last minutes shopping at Thamel. You will have your farewell dinner in evening. Overnight stay at Kathmandu Hotel

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Kathmandu Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300

Today after having breakfast, you will visit the Kathmandu Valley in private vehicle. You will have lunch and visit UNESCO Heritage site in Kathamndu Valley popular places like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath Temple, Swyambhunath (Monkey Temple), etc. Our guide will explain about the history, culture , etc. about the places you visit. At the same time you can visit to thamel shop for some shopping. Overnight stay at Kathmandu Hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Kathmandu Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300

It's time to say farewell to Nepal. Enjoy your last moments in Kathmandu with breakfast in a café, a city stroll, and/or souvenir shopping. A representative will meet you at your hotel and drive you to the airport for your return flight home. It's good to be at the airport at least 2 hours prior to departure.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and departure by private vehicle
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing by private car with tour guide
  • Kathmandu and Pokhara hotel with Breakfast
  • Kathmandu-Beshishar by Local bus
  • Beshishar - Dharapani Sharing Jeep
  • Muktinath-Jomsom-Tatopani-Pokhara by local bus
  • TIMS
  • Annapurna Conservation permit
  • Trekking guide (Food, accommodation, salary, insurance)
  • Teahouse Accomodation in Mountain
  • All meals (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking
  • First aid tool box

Cost Excludes:

  • Bar bills
  • Entrance fee for Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Visa fee
  • International flight fare
  • Travels insurance
  • Trekking equipment 
  • Tips
  • Lunch and Dinner except trekking time

Client Reviews

  • noimage

    Very good agency

      |   Patry, Spain

    This agency is in Thamel. The staff give you the best choices and recommend you very good. They speak Spanish and organized the perfect trek around annapurna circuit.

  • noimage

    Great adventure in Nepal

      |   Gitta, Netherlands

    We had a very well-organised trek to the Annapurna circuit with our guide Som. When I got altitude sickness, the Top of the World agency was thinking together with the guide what was the best way to handle this situation. They arranged a flexible schedule for us after the trek to do paragliding and rafting near Pokhara and later we went on a tour to Chitwan NP. We were very happy!

  • noimage

    Annapurna Circuit with super guide Jiwan

      |   tapehavo, Netherlands

    Quite spontanously my boyfriend and i booked the Annapurna Circuit with Top of The World. When we arrived in Kathmandu we visited several agencies but Janardan, from 8848 Hostels and Top of the World, gave us a good feeling. And our hike was amazing and that was mainly because of our fantastic guide Jiwan!! Jiwan is from Nepal and born in the Everest region so he knows a lot about the mountains and altitude sickness. Jiwan knows the way and is very confident, we felt really safe and trusted him. He could tell us a lot about the local cultural, the history and traditions which was very interesting. The service was excellent: the rooms Jiwan booked for us were great, he brought (and carried!!) fresh fruits for us for every day and also some cookies or lychee juice so we always had energy to walk and climb. Mmm yummy! And besides that, he made it really clear that it is our trip and our holiday. So if we wanted to change the itinary (for having an extra relaxing day) this was always possible and Jiwan helped us making the right decisions because he knows the mountain region very well. Jiwan is also very funny and nice company. He learned our card games very quick and taught us some Nepalese games and usefull words as well ;) So a very big thanks to Top of the World and especially to our guide Jiwan for a fantastic hike!! :)

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