About Annapurna Circuit Trek with ABC

Top of the World Adventure offers an Annapurna circuit with ABC Trek for trekking lovers. This trek is also known as the complete Annapurna trek. You can explore all the diversity of different floras and faunas around this trek. Rhododendron forest and pine trees along the way make it more beautiful. Different sorts of waterfalls and different glaciers of the same mountains will make you forget yourself. This trekking route will start from 1300m and go up to 5416m of elevation which means it is really diverse in geography. The main attractions on the Annapurna circuit with ABC trekking are Dharapani, Manang, Muktinath, Tatopani, Ghorepani, Poonhill and ABC. From Besisahar Jagat up to Tatopani, the route is the same as other normal Annapurna circuit itineraries. After Tatopani instead of transferring to Pokhara, you will start hiking towards the base camp via Ghorepani Poonhill. Poonhill is also known as the window of the Annapurna region from where you can see 14 different Himalayan ranges from the same place. After having 5/6 days up and down along the way you will get to second natural hotspring also.


Trip Highlights

  • A traditional and enticing path to Annapurna Base Camp
  • Experience the beauty of the alpine area of Nepal
  • Gorge yak pastures with yaks grazing, relaxing hot spring in Tatopani
  • Stay in the stunningly beautiful Jomsom, Mustang district headquarters
  • Spend a day in Pokhara, the most popular place in Nepal
  • Spectacular views of Annapurna, Thorung Peak, Nilgiri, Chulu West and Chulu South
  • Magnificent glaciers, gorges and waterfalls
  • Tour around the famous Muktinath temple, a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists
  • Visit the beautiful Manang district and appreciate the beauty of the site
  • Visit Barge Monastery, the largest monastery in Manang district
  • Traversing the world's largest pass – the Thorong La Pass(5416 m)


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Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu

Our airport representative will be in Tribhuvan 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: Kathmandu 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 Jagat. Overnight at local lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Jagat
  • Altitude: 1410

After crossing the river you will left Jagat early after a quick breakfast and start out on a great day of trekking, not too strenuous and mainly through really beautiful surroundings. Donkeys with bells. Ferocious shade of pink with some lovely red to contrast. Donkey train crossing the bridge. Overnight stay at Teahouse lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Dharapani
  • Altitude: 1960

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 here 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 you will reach Chame, the headquarters of the Manang district, you will be rewarded by the fine views of Annapurna II and two small hot springs by the town.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • 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.Overnight at Pisang.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner
  • Accommodation: Pisang
  • Place: Pisang
  • Altitude: 3200

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 to hidden village of Bryanga at 3475m to nearby Manang at 3500m.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Manang
  • Altitude: 3540

Today you will spend a day acclimatizing in Manang. The whole day you will spend 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: Teahouse
  • Place: Manang
  • Altitude: 3540

This day you will start the second stage of your trek because it is more than 3500m. You will trek to Tilicho base camp through the narrow road. There it will be a little harder to breathe because of high elevation. When you will reach Tilicho base camp via Srikharka, you will rest and prepare to explore Tilicho lake for next day. Overnight at Tilicho base camp tea house lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Tilicho base camp
  • Altitude: 4150

Most exciting and spectacular day of your trek will be the Tilicho lake exploring day. Tilicho lake is the highest elevation lake all around the world. After having breakfast on Tilicho base camp, you will start your trek for the lake as, it takes around 3/4 hours to reach. It will be frozen on winter and cloudy summer, the strong wind and excellent glacier view gives you amazing feelings. After sightseeing around the lake you will be back to Srikharka again for accommodation. Overnight at Srikharka.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Srikharka
  • Altitude: 3800

On this day you will basically return through the same way what you have done before. After 4/5 hours hiking you will get back to Yak kharka and can have lunch. You can explore around Yak kharka and have some rest. Overnight at tea house lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Yakkharka
  • Altitude: 4050

The path from Yak Kharka to Thorong High Camp (4600 meters above sea level) takes about 5-6 hours. The Yak Kharka trail leads to a long climb to the last Ledar village. The trail then winds up providing spectacular views of the Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Tilache and the Chuli peaks close-up view. You'll then climb as you walk along the barren windswept landscape before you reach Thorong Phedi. The Thorung Phedi trail then depends on your health. You can proceed along a zig-zag track towards Upper Phedi or High Camp if you're fresh and the time permits you. A few tea houses and lodges are in here. Overnight at High Camp.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Thorang High Camp
  • Altitude: 4925

You should start your trek early after breakfast so you can get on time to the top of the pass before the cold wind starts blowing. In the beginning, the trek can be quite arduous as you walk for an hour along a steep zig-zag path. Once you reach the first ridge, the hike continues for half an hour or more on the narrow gradual track until you reach a small glacial pond. Small tea houses are in here. A further one and a half hour walk from here leads to the top of the pass. Finally, at Thorong-La, you'll reach an altitude of 5,416 metres. Through Thorong La you can catch the best views of the northern mountain range Annapurna, Damodar, Bhrikuti and Dhaulagiri. The descent will take you to the holy Muktinath village (3800 metres). As for trekking, this will be the longest day. This day, you'll be trekking for 7-8 hours. There are about two or three tea-houses for refreshment after reaching the bottom. You'll proceed for another hour after a break here before entering Muktinath, which is the holiest of all holy places. This place is full and busy with pilgrims from all over Nepal and India, during Hindu & Buddhist festivals.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Muktinath
  • Altitude: 3770

The Muktinath temple is the ultimate destination for visitors from Hindu and Buddhist nations. The temple is home to waterspouts where fresh water from the streams above the temple pours out channeled. You'll embark on the trek to Jomsom after spending time at Muktinath temple. You will enjoy the beautiful views over Mt. Dhaulagiri as you trek. You will travel to Kagbeni between meadows, cross streams and hills. Here, you'll have your snack. Kagbeni is a village with lots of monumental stupas and a small monastery. You'll be trekking to Jomsom(2720 meters) after a lunch break at Kagbeni. From Kagbeni the path to Jomsom passes through the Kali Gandaki Valley windy areas. From Jomsom it will take 3/4 hrs to reach Tatopani where you can take hot shower and relax yourself. Overnight stay at Teahouse.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Tatopani
  • Altitude: 1190

  • Place: Sikha
  • Altitude: 1935
  • Place: Ghorepani
  • Altitude: 2880

  • Place: Tadapani
  • Altitude: 2630
  • Place: Bamboo
  • Altitude: 2310
  • Place: Deurali
  • Altitude: 3230
  • Place: Annapurna Base Camp
  • Altitude: 4130
  • Place: Bamboo
  • Altitude: 2310
  • Place: Jhinudanda
  • Altitude: 1780

Today you will trek back from Jhinu danda to Nayapool via Syauli Bazar. You will walk around 6/7 hours to get to Nayapul and by taxi back to Pokhara. If you get tired earlier you can take sharing jeep from Syauli Bazar also. You will get back to Pokhara in the evening and you can visit around the Lakeside. Today you will stay overnight at Lakeside hotel.

  • Place: Nayapul
  • Altitude: 1070

This day you will take the tourist bus to Kathmandu at the morning after breakfast. After reaching Kathmandu on the day time you can do shopping and buy some souvenirs. And prepare for the final departure.

  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1350

Today after having breakfast, you will visit the Kathmandu Valley in private vehicle. You will have lunch and visit UNESCO Heritage site in Kathmandu Valley's 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
  • Pokhara-Kathamndu by Tourist Bus
  • Kathmandu-Beshishar by Local bus
  • Beshishar - Dharapani Sharing Jeep
  • Muktinath-Jomsom-Tatopani-Pokhara by local bus
  • Nayapul- Pokhara by taxi
  • 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