Annapurna Circuit Trek



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USD $1150

Embark on the extraordinary Annapurna Circuit Trek, a 160-230 km journey through the breathtaking landscapes of central Nepal. Traverse diverse terrain, witness majestic Himalayan peaks, and immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of the region.
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Trip Highlights

Embark on the Ultimate Adventure: Annapurna Circuit Trek with Global Nepal Trek

Are you ready to experience the adventure of a lifetime? Join Global Nepal Trek for an unforgettable journey on the Annapurna Circuit, one of the most iconic trekking routes in the world. Here's everything you need to know to make the most of this incredible adventure:

Trek Duration:

  • The Annapurna Circuit trek typically takes around 14 to 21 days to complete, depending on your chosen itinerary and pace.
  • It's essential to allow for acclimatization days to adapt to the high altitudes along the route.

Trek Difficulty:

  • The Annapurna Circuit is considered a challenging trek, suitable for experienced trekkers with a good level of fitness.
  • The trail includes steep ascents, descents, and high mountain passes, reaching elevations of over 5,000 meters (16,400 feet).


  • The highest point on the Annapurna Circuit is Thorong La Pass, which stands at an altitude of 5,416 meters (17,769 feet) above sea level.
  • Proper acclimatization and gradual ascent are crucial to avoid altitude sickness.


  • Trekkers require permits to enter the Annapurna Conservation Area.
  • Permits include the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card.

Best Time to Trek:

  • The best time to embark on the Annapurna Circuit trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons.
  • These months offer stable weather, clear skies, and moderate temperatures, ideal for trekking.

Packing Essentials:

  • Warm clothing, including layers for varying temperatures and weather conditions.
  • Sturdy hiking boots with good ankle support and traction.
  • High-altitude trekking gear, including gloves, hats, and sunglasses.
  • Sleeping bag rated for cold temperatures.
  • First aid kit with medications for altitude sickness, injuries, and common ailments.
  • Water purification tablets or filtration system.
  • Sunscreen, lip balm, and moisturizer for protection against sun and wind.


  • Accommodation options along the Annapurna Circuit include teahouses, guesthouses, and camping sites.
  • Teahouses provide basic amenities, including meals, lodging, and hot showers (where available).
  • Camping is an option for those seeking a more immersive wilderness experience.

Drinking Water:

  • Trekkers should avoid drinking untreated water from streams and rivers.
  • Bottled water is available for purchase at teahouses, but it's recommended to carry a reusable water bottle and use water purification tablets or a filtration system.

Health and Safety:

  • Prioritize your health and safety throughout the trek.
  • Listen to your body and take rest breaks as needed.
  • Stay hydrated and eat nutritious meals to maintain energy levels.
  • Be aware of symptoms of altitude sickness and descend to lower altitudes if necessary.
  • Follow the guidance of your trekking guide and heed weather warnings.

Cultural Considerations:

  • Respect local customs, traditions, and religious sites along the trekking route.
  • Dress modestly and ask for permission before taking photographs of local people.
  • Dispose of waste responsibly and leave no trace of your presence in the natural environment.

Emergency Contacts:

  • Save emergency contact numbers, including local rescue services and embassy/consulate information.
  • Register your trekking itinerary with the appropriate authorities or your trekking agency for added safety.

Embark on the Annapurna Circuit trek with the Global Nepal Trek and prepare for an unforgettable adventure through the stunning landscapes and vibrant culture of the Himalayas. With expert guidance, breathtaking views, and camaraderie with fellow trekkers, this journey promises to be an experience of a lifetime.

Things that you need to know

  1. What is the duration of the Annapurna Circuit Trek? The duration of the Annapurna Circuit Trek typically ranges from 12 to 21 days, depending on the specific itinerary chosen and the trekking pace. What are the highlights of the Annapurna Circuit Trek? The highlights of the Annapurna Circuit Trek include panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, crossing the Thorong La Pass (5,416 meters), encounters with diverse ethnic communities, and immersion in the natural beauty of the Annapurna region. Is prior trekking experience required for the Annapurna Circuit Trek? While prior trekking experience is not mandatory, a moderate level of fitness and stamina is recommended due to the length and altitude gain of the trek. What is the maximum altitude reached during the trek? The maximum altitude reached during the Annapurna Circuit Trek is approximately 5,416 meters (17,769 feet) at Thorong La Pass. What type of accommodation is available during the trek? Accommodation during the Annapurna Circuit Trek is typically provided in basic tea houses or guesthouses along the route, offering simple amenities such as meals and lodging. Are there any age restrictions for the Annapurna Circuit Trek? While there are no specific age restrictions, participants should be in good health and able to tolerate high altitudes and long days of walking. What should I wear and bring for the trek? It's recommended to wear comfortable trekking clothing suitable for the weather conditions, including layers for warmth. Don't forget to bring sturdy hiking boots, a backpack with essentials such as water, snacks, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. Is there a risk of altitude sickness during the trek? Altitude sickness is a concern for trekkers reaching higher elevations during the Annapurna Circuit Trek. It's essential to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and ascend gradually to minimize the risk. What happens in case of bad weather or emergencies during the trek? In case of inclement weather or emergencies, the trekking guide will make arrangements for safety and assistance, including possible changes to the itinerary or evacuation if necessary. Can I customize the itinerary or add additional activities to the Annapurna Circuit Trek? Yes, some tour operators offer customizable itineraries that may include side trips to nearby attractions, cultural experiences, or extended stays in certain villages along the route. These FAQs provide valuable information for anyone considering an Annapurna Circuit Trek, ensuring a memorable and rewarding experience exploring one of the world's classic treks.


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1310 m) Global Nepal Treks extends a warm welcome to you upon your arrival in Nepal. After landing at the airport, our team will be there to greet you and assist you with the necessary arrangements for your stay in Kathmandu.

On Day 2 of your journey, you'll start by taking a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Besishar, which is situated at an altitude of 820 meters. From there, your journey continues with another drive to Dharapani, which stands at an elevation of 1860 meters. You'll spend the night at a cozy lodge, ready to embark on the next leg of your adventure the following day.

On the third day, we embark on a trek towards Chame, situated at an altitude of 2,670 meters. The journey spans approximately 5 hours of walking amidst stunning natural landscapes. Upon reaching Chame, we settle in for the night at a cozy lodge, ready to recharge for the adventures ahead.

On Day 4 of the trek, the journey leads from Chame, situated at 2670 meters, to Upper Pisang, nestled at 3300 meters above sea level. The trek spans approximately 6 hours, bringing travelers through stunning landscapes and along winding trails. Upon arrival at Upper Pisang, weary trekkers find respite in the lodges available for accommodation. This leg of the journey offers a chance to immerse oneself in the natural beauty of the region while preparing for the adventures yet to come.

On the fifth day of your journey, you will trek to Manang, situated at an altitude of 3,540 meters. This leg of the trek promises awe-inspiring views and an immersive experience in the natural beauty of the region. Leaving behind the previous night's lodge, you'll embark on a trail that winds its way through captivating landscapes, with towering peaks, lush forests, and quaint villages dotting the path. As you ascend further into the mountains, you'll notice the air thinning and the temperature gradually dropping, adding to the adventure of the trek. Along the way, you'll have ample opportunities to pause and take in the breathtaking scenery, capturing memorable moments with your camera or simply relishing the tranquility of the surroundings. The trail may present some challenges, but with each step, you'll be rewarded with the sense of accomplishment and the anticipation of what lies ahead. Upon reaching Manang, you'll be greeted by the warm hospitality of the local community and the cozy comfort of the lodge where you'll spend the night. Nestled amidst the Himalayan landscape, the lodge offers a peaceful retreat after a day of trekking, with hearty meals and comfortable accommodations to rejuvenate your body and spirit. As the day draws to a close, you can reflect on the beauty and serenity of the journey so far, while eagerly anticipating the adventures that await in the days ahead. With each passing day, you'll delve deeper into the heart of the Annapurna region, forging unforgettable memories and experiencing the magic of the mountains in all their splendor.

On the sixth day of our trek, we will be spending a well-deserved acclimatization day at Manang. Acclimatization is crucial as we ascend to higher altitudes, allowing our bodies to adjust to the reduced oxygen levels. Manang, situated at an altitude of approximately 3,540 meters (11,614 feet), provides an ideal location for this purpose. During this acclimatization day, we have the opportunity to explore the charming village of Manang and its surrounding areas. With its traditional Tibetan-influenced architecture and breathtaking mountain vistas, Manang offers a captivating cultural and natural experience. We can take leisurely walks around the village, interacting with the friendly locals and immersing ourselves in their way of life. Visiting local monasteries or stupas adds a spiritual dimension to our day, providing insight into the rich Buddhist culture of the region.Alternatively, for those seeking more active pursuits, short hikes to nearby viewpoints or day excursions to high altitude lakes can be arranged. These activities not only help in acclimatization but also offer unforgettable panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks, including Annapurna II, III, and Gangapurna. Throughout the day, we will have ample time to rest, hydrate, and enjoy hearty meals prepared by our hosts at the lodge. Hydration and proper nutrition are essential aspects of acclimatization, aiding in our body's adaptation to the altitude. As the day draws to a close, we return to our lodge for a comfortable overnight stay. Reflecting on the experiences of the day amidst the tranquility of the mountains, we prepare ourselves for the continuation of our journey towards Annapurna Base Camp, rejuvenated and ready for the challenges ahead.

On the seventh day of the trek, you will embark on a journey towards Yak Kharka, located at an altitude of 4,050 meters. The trek is expected to take approximately 5 hours, offering a moderate yet scenic walk through the Annapurna region. Starting from your lodge, you'll set out on the trail, surrounded by breathtaking mountain views and pristine landscapes. The path may wind through lush forests, open valleys, and occasionally rocky terrain, providing ample opportunities to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Himalayas. As you ascend towards Yak Kharka, you'll gradually gain elevation, experiencing changes in the surrounding flora and fauna. Keep an eye out for wildlife such as Himalayan birds and maybe even some elusive mountain creatures. Upon reaching Yak Kharka, you'll be greeted by the sight of traditional stone-built lodges nestled amidst the rugged mountainscape. These accommodations offer a cozy retreat for weary trekkers, providing basic yet comfortable amenities to rest and rejuvenate. After a fulfilling day of trekking, settle into your lodge for the night, relishing the warmth of a hearty meal and the camaraderie of fellow trekkers. Take in the crisp mountain air and marvel at the star-studded sky before retiring to your cozy bed, ready to recharge for the adventures that lie ahead on your Annapurna Base Camp trek.

On Day 8 of the trek, you'll embark on a journey to Thorong High Camp, situated at an impressive altitude of 4,850 meters. The trek typically takes around 5 hours, allowing ample time to absorb the breathtaking scenery along the way. As you ascend towards Thorong High Camp, you'll traverse through rugged terrain, characterized by rocky paths and dramatic mountain vistas. Throughout the trek, you'll be enveloped by the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas, with towering peaks piercing the sky and pristine valleys stretching out below. The trail may present some challenges, but the sense of accomplishment as you reach higher altitudes is unparalleled. Upon reaching Thorong High Camp, you'll be greeted by cozy lodge accommodations where you can rest and rejuvenate after a day of trekking. The lodge provides a comfortable refuge amidst the rugged wilderness, offering warm hospitality and essential amenities to ensure a pleasant stay. As evening descends upon the high camp, you'll have the opportunity to marvel at the star-studded sky, with the crisp mountain air invigorating your senses. Sharing tales of the day's adventures with fellow trekkers over a hearty meal creates a sense of camaraderie that enhances the trekking experience. With anticipation for the challenges and rewards that lie ahead, you'll retire to your lodge for a well-deserved rest, knowing that tomorrow holds the promise of reaching even greater heights on your journey through the majestic Annapurna region.

Day 9: We'll start the day with an early breakfast before embarking on the challenging ascent to Throng-la Pass, standing at an impressive altitude of 5,416 meters. After reaching the summit, we'll begin our descent towards Muktinath, situated at 3,800 meters above sea level. This trek will take approximately 7 hours, offering stunning views along the way. We'll spend the night at a comfortable lodge in Muktinath, ready to rest and recharge for the adventures ahead.

On the tenth day of your trek, you'll journey from Muktinath to Lubra Village to bypass the road leading to Jomsom. This route offers a scenic alternative, allowing you to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the area. Expect a trek of approximately 6 hours, where you'll traverse through diverse terrain and experience the cultural richness of the region. Upon reaching Lubra Village at an altitude of 2,720 meters, you'll settle in for the night at a comfortable lodge, surrounded by the serene ambiance of the Himalayas.

On the 11th day of the trek, we will embark on a scenic drive from Jomsom to Tatopani, situated at an altitude of 1,190 meters. Tatopani is renowned for its natural hot springs, offering a rejuvenating experience to trekkers. Upon arrival, we will have the opportunity to indulge in a relaxing bath in the soothing hot springs, providing relief to tired muscles and aching limbs after days of trekking. The serene atmosphere and therapeutic properties of the hot springs make it an ideal spot to unwind and recharge amidst nature's embrace. We will spend the night at a comfortable lodge, embracing the tranquility of Tatopani before continuing our journey the following day.

On the twelfth day, we will embark on a scenic drive to Pokhara, which typically takes around 6 to 7 hours by bus. This journey offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes as we make our way towards our destination. Upon reaching Pokhara, we will settle into our hotel accommodation for the night, where breakfast will be provided. It's a perfect opportunity to relax and unwind after the trek, taking in the beauty of Pokhara and reflecting on the memorable experiences of our Annapurna Base Camp adventure.

On the thirteenth day, embark on the journey back to Kathmandu from Annapurna Base Camp. After enjoying a hearty breakfast at your accommodation, prepare for the scenic drive back to the bustling city. As you traverse through the picturesque landscapes and charming villages, take in the breathtaking views of the Himalayas one last time. Arriving in Kathmandu, settle into your hotel and unwind after the exhilarating trekking adventure. Reflect on the memories created during your time in the mountains while relishing a delicious breakfast provided at the hotel.

Day 14 marks the departure for your onward journey from the Annapurna Base Camp trek. It's time to bid farewell to the stunning landscapes and experiences of the trek as you head towards the airport for your next destination. Take one last look at the majestic mountains and cherish the memories made during your adventure in the Himalayas. Make sure to check your travel arrangements and have all necessary documents ready as you prepare to leave. Depart with a heart full of memories and a sense of accomplishment from completing this remarkable trekking experience.


Airport pick-up and drop-off by private transport with a warm welcome.

Bus from Kathmandu/Besishar followed by a local jeep drive to Chame.

Tourist bus from Pokhara/Kathmandu with a guide and porter.

All ground transportation is mentioned in the program.

Three meals per day during the trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner) with tea or coffee.

Accommodation in mountain guesthouses (lodges).

Two nights' hotel stay in Kathmandu with breakfast.

One night's hotel stay in Pokhara with breakfast.

An experienced English-speaking guide.

One porter for every two guests to carry luggage during the trek.

All government local taxes.

Annapurna National Park fees (permit).

Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS).

First aid kit.

General equipment for porters during trekking.

Food, accommodation, and salary for guides and porters.

Insurance for guides and porters during trekking.

Company T-shirt as a souvenir.

Global Nepal Trek's Appreciation Certificate upon successful completion of the trek.

Farewell dinner with typical Nepali culture.

Departure transport to the airport.

What transportation options are available during the trek?

The trek includes private transport for airport pick-up and drop-off, bus travel from Kathmandu/Besishar, a local jeep drive to Chame, and a tourist bus from Pokhara/Kathmandu.

What accommodations are provided during the trek?

Accommodations include lodging in mountain guesthouses (lodges) during the trek, as well as hotel stays in Kathmandu and Pokhara, each with breakfast included.



  1. What additional expenses are not included in the trek package?

    • Additional expenses not included are lunch and dinner in Kathmandu/Pokhara, personal trekking equipment, alcoholic beverages, phone usage, laundry services, emergency rescue and travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accidents or health-related expenses, loss, theft, or damage to personal effects. We also advise taking personal travel insurance.
  2. Are lunch and dinner provided in Kathmandu/Pokhara?

    • No, lunch and dinner in Kathmandu/Pokhara are not included in the trek package.
  3. What personal expenses should I prepare for during the trek?

    • Personal expenses such as alcoholic beverages, phone usage, laundry services, and any additional trekking equipment needed are not included in the package. Additionally, emergency rescue and travel insurance, as well as trip cancellation costs, accidents or health-related expenses, and loss, theft, or damage to personal effects, are also not covered. We highly recommend obtaining personal travel insurance.
  4. Are tips and gratuities included in the trek package?

    • Tips and gratuities are not included in the trek package and should be considered as personal expenses.

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