Annapurna Circuit Trekking-19 days Annapurna Circuit Trek begins from Kathmandu with a day bus travel to Bhulbhule and continue trek through wonderful terrace of farms to arid valley-Manang and Mustang. The trek around Annapurna boasts some of the best natural and cultural beauty of Annapurna region. The Annapurna circuit is the best choice of adventure trekkers. So, join and experience a remarkable Annapurna trek reaching to the top of Thorong La Pass at 5416m. We cater Annapurna circuit trekking package for 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025 dates and price.
Name: Annapurna Circuit Trek
Duration: 19 Days
Season: Sep to Mar,Jan to June.
Trip Cost: USD 1150- USD 1300
Size: 1 - 12 Pax.
Package: Private/Group Trek
Start/End Point: Kathmandu/Pokhara
Annapurna Circuit Trek 19 day trek in Nepal Annapurna Circuit hike price and departure dates.
19 days Annapurna Circuit Trek is an incredible trekking adventure through rhododendron forests, isolated hamlets, and mountain villages. Trek for six to seven hours a day, follow the trails of this challenging circuit on and around one of the world’s highest mountains while encountering temples, monasteries, and breathtaking landscapes. Led by an expert guides and assisted by support staff throughout the trek. The Annapurna Circuit Trek 19 day package offers a fascinating glimpse of traditional rural life and majestic views few ever experience.
The Annapurna Circuit Trek highlights: Take in stunning Himalayan views, experience high passes and prayer flags, stay in tea house lodges and tiny hamlets, visit sacred temples and monasteries, and enjoy a day to trek Poon Hill. You must be 18 years to join 19 days Annapurna circuit trek. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.
We believe single travelers should not have to pay more to trek. So our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travelers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travelers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
This is a tea house trek. Tea house is the combination of guest house and restaurant. Private rooms are available in most tea houses, except for high altitudes ones where it will be just dormitories. The lodges are fairly basic. The rooms are sparse with twin beds and very little additional furniture. Most bathrooms are shared and toilets can be either squat type or western style. Most tea houses have running water. The majority of tea houses only have cold showers, a few may have hot water available at an additional cost. However, we discourage our groups from using water heated by wood, as lack of firewood in villages is a big environmental concern in Nepal.
During a tea house trek you will usually have breakfast and dinner at the tea house, lunch will be eaten at one of the trail side restaurants. Every tea house serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), as well as a variety of different food items, such as rice, vegetables, noodles, potatoes and soup. Some have Nepali versions of western food such as pizza, pasta and french fries. Soft drinks, snacks and beer are available in most of the tea houses and trail side restaurants. And, of course, Nepali milk tea is served everywhere.All tea houses have boiled water for trekkers. We discourage the purchase of bottled water while on the trail. The plastic bottles are difficult to dispose of and have become an environmental problem.
Day 1: Welcome to Kathmandu!
Flying into Kathmandu, you'll have views over the valley, the Himalaya, and the terraced fields below. After completing customs, a representative will be waiting to greet you outside the airport and to guide you through the initial culture shock of Kathmandu’s narrow, winding streets to your hotel. Once you've settled in, head out and explore the city. Kathmandu Durbar Square is a great place to start your exploration, where you'll walk through narrow alleyways teeming with small shops, ancient temples, and local restaurants. If you want to stretch your legs, Swayambhunath, the white stupa rising above the valley, is the perfect spot to catch the sunset over the valley. In the evening, the tourist hub of Thamel is a good place to grab your first meal, with a variety of restaurants to chose from offering both Western and local Nepali dishes.
Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Besishahar, Trek to Khudi(2,592 feet / 890 m, 6-7 hours, 7 km, 2-3 hours)
After breakfast in Kathmandu, you'll be transferred by private driver along the Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway towards Dumre and then follow a rough road near the Marsyangdi River until you get to Besisahar—a small town at the bank of the river (about a six-hour drive). From Besisahar, you'll have lunch and then begin an easy trek along the narrow trail to Pam Khola. Cross the stream and begin to trek along the Marsyangdi River towards the Gurung village of Khudi passing scenic ride paddies and subtropical forests.
Day 3: Trek from Khudi to Bahundanda(4347 feet (1325 m, 5-6 hours, 10 km)
After breakfast in Khudi, you'll make your way through more of the Marsyangdi Valley with views of the Annapurna range, trekking along wooden and bamboo bridges before reaching the village of Bhulbule. The trail then comes to a picturesque waterfall on the river bank and as you hike along rice terraces with beautiful views of Manaslu range. Following a gentle incline, you'll come to the village of Ngadi and stop for lunch. The trail then continues a more challenging ascent towards Bahundanda, which means 'hill of the Brahmans'. Located at the top of a hill, this is the most northerly Brahmin settlement in the Marsyangdi Valley and there will be time to explore the area before dinner.
Day 4: Trek from Bahundanda to Jagat(4,232 feet / 1,290 m, 4-5 hours, 8 km)
After breakfast in Bahundanda, you'll start a steep descent through more rice paddies before crossing a stream at the bottom of a waterfall. From here, the path climbs up to Hani Gaon as you wind through fields along the river, crossing a long suspension bridge before arriving in Syange village. You'll gradually make your way uphill from the river where you'll begin one last steep climb and then descend again, eventually landing in Jagat. This village, with its iconic stone houses, has a great view of the Marsyangdi valley.
Day 5: Trek from Jagat to Dharapani(6,299 feet / 1,920 m, 5 hours, 15 km)
After breakfast in Jagat, you'll descend along a rocky path until the trail nearly reaches the river before it begins to climb again through a tropical forest. You'll go up and down a few more times like this, and then follow a level track to a beautiful Gurung village of Chamje. Keep an eye out for the long and scenic waterfall on the opposite bank and views of the Annapurna range beyond. From Chamje, it's time to descend back to the Marsyangdi River and then cross a suspension bridge as you climb to Sattale on a steep path, which at certain points has huge boulders that cover the rushing water. Keep climbing the zigzag path to the top of the hill and you'll catch your first glimpses of the village of Tal situated on a beautiful gorge by the river. The valley then narrows and the winding path becomes higher with more areas of strewn rocks. Continue past the small village of Karte and enjoy the cliff-side path before the path drops again to the river. You'll cross yet another suspension bridge, and then climb upstream to the stone entrance marking the larger village of Dharapani.
Day 6: Trek from Dharapani to Chame (8,629 feet / 2,630 m, 5-6 hours, 16 km)
After breakfast in Dharapani, you'll begin a series of uphills and downhills as you start to see different types of vegetation and landscapes, as well as key Himalayan peaks. In fact, early in the trek, you'll notice that the Marsyangdi River veers to the left where Annapurna II becomes visible. Here begins a nice trail to get to Bagarchhap, a village known for traditional Tibetan architecture and plenty of prayer flags. From here, the altitude gains and you'll continue to climb through oak and pine forests as you pass through Dhanakyu near a heavy waterfall. Further on, you'll enter an alpine area where the air gets cooler passing through farms and pine forests. The river soon enters a gorge where the path consists of steep stone steps. This is a good place to take a break and turn around for views of Manaslu—the 8th highest peak in the world. The steep ascent will then head into rhododendron trees to Ratamron and then continue on a gently rising path, crossing a stream before entering another pine forest. From here, the trail climbs through fir and pine trees to get to the larger village of Chame, the headquarters for the Manang district with plenty of shops, conveniences, and teahouses.
Day 7: Trek from Chame to Pisang (10,466 feet / 3,190 m, 5-6 hours, 16.5 km)
Enjoy views of Lamjung Himal while having breakfast in Chame before you set off for Pisang. You'll ascend the valley passing apple orchards, rolling hills, small villages, and fir and pine forests towards a high, rocky area called Dhukur Pokhari—a nice place to stop for lunch. From this point, the valley becomes extremely steep as you follow the trail to Bratang. Wander through this area that was once used as the military station for troops who fought against the Khampa tribal revolution. A brief climb from the village brings you to a rock-strewn area where you'll cross a wooden bridge and follow a high, winding path, before crossing again back again. Make your way through more pine forests until you're greeted with expansive vistas of Annapurna II and Pisang Peak. From here, you'll come to a long mani wall by a bridge and the lower windswept village of Pisang with views of the Annapurna and Manaslu ranges. Once settled in Pisang, you can take an optional hour-long climb to Upper Pisang and explore the village's ancient Tibetan-style Buddhist monastery (with even better views).
Day 8: Trek from Pisang to Manang (11,548 feet / 3,520 m, 5 hours, 19.5 km)
After breakfast in Pisang, you'll hit the trail to Manang. The path ascends a steep ridge through forests leading to views of the Manang Valley, Humde village, and Tilicho peak. From here you can take in the rolling hills and expansive plains of the Sabje Khola Valley where the Annapurna massif soon becomes visible. You'll then cross a wooden bridge over the Marsyangdi River to get to the tiny village of Mungji, as well as the village of Braga, with its notable monastery including chortens and mani walls surrounded by more snow-capped Himalayan peaks. Continue trekking along rolling hillside until you reach the large village of Manang. Once settled, you'll have opportunities to explore more of the area's Tibetan culture, truly a standout in this remote mountainous region.
Day 9: Acclimatization day in Manang (11,482 feet / 3,500 m, 5-6 hours)
Today is a rest day so take advantage of being able to sleep in before breakfast. This is an important opportunity to acclimatize to the higher altitude before tomorrow's crossing of the Thorung La mountain pass. You can choose to take it easy in Manang and explore the busy village's streets or pick between several day-trips that come with amazing views. Some ideas include: Hike up the hill behind Manang and visit the monastery for a 360-degree panorama of the Annapurna range and Manang Valley. You'll then cross the river to see the magnificent icefall coming down from the Gangapurna. Take a more challenging hike to Ice Lake, which takes about and offers more views of the region. Visit the Himalayan Rescue Association aid post in the village which makes an interesting and educational visit. In the evening, have a leisurely dinner in Manang and watch the sunset.
Day 10: Trek from Manang to Khangsar Village (12,323 feet / 3,756 m, 4 hours, 10.5 km)
After breakfast in Manang, you and your rested muscles will begin a half-day's trek to Khangsar Village along the trail headed for Tilicho Lake. The path heads out of Manang through the western gates and then follows the path down to the river. You'll walk along the bank and through the valley of weathered rocks with views of Annapurna II. Once you get to the Khangsar Khola on the bridge, you'll ascend to the nice Tibetan-style village of Khangsar, also known as the ‘last village of Nepal’.
Day 11: Trek from Khangsar Village to Tilicho Base Camp (16,138 feet / 4,919 m, 5 hours, 7.2 km)
After breakfast in Khangsar Village, you'll continue trekking along a wide new path until you get to a Buddhist monastery. From here, climb towards a high ridge where you'll reach an intersection where the new trail and the old trail collide; take the new trail and ascend to another steep ridge before descending back down along switchbacks. You'll eventually reach a scenic valley and then cross a little stream putting you at Tilicho Base Camp, your spot for the next two nights.
Day 12: Visit Tilicho Lake, Return to Base Camp (16,138 feet / 4,918 m, 6 hours, 10 km)
Today, you'll start with an early breakfast before a nice round trip loop to Tilicho Lake in the Manang district. It takes about 3 hours to get to this clear body of bright turquoise water, one of the highest lakes in the world. You'll hike through high alpine landscapes with plenty of snow-covered rocks—a striking contrast against the vibrant hue of the lake. Have lunch and take your time to enjoy the lakeside surroundings before returning to base camp for the night.
Day 13: Trek from Tilicho Base Camp to Yak Kharka (13,156 feet / 4,010 m, 5-6 hours, 13 km)
After breakfast at base camp, you'll follow a gently winding trail high above Khangsar village with more views of the Himalayan giants as you pass through juniper bushes and the ruins of old Khangsar. From here, follow an unmarked trail which leads you down to an old log bridge between Gumsang and Yak Kharka, an area where yak herders bring their animals to graze. This is where you'll stop for the night.
Day 14: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorung Phedi (14,599 feet / 4,450 m, 6-7 hours, 6 km)
Today's scenic trek starts with breakfast in Yak Kharka before you take a slow, gradual climb towards your overnight location. You'll hike up a ridge and notice that the high altitude landscapes become more extraordinary along the way. Then descend to the Marsyangdi where you'll cross the river on a covered wooden bridge that leads to a small tea shop. After a short ascent up the mountain path on the right bank, you'll follow a narrow trail and then trek down to Thorung Phedi (meaning: foot of the hill). Once settled, choose to spend your free afternoon either hiking up to the lodge at High Camp for some acclimatization or relaxing with a book and chatting with other trekkers staying the night.
Day 15: Trek from Thorung Phedi to Muktinath (12,467 feet / 3,800 m) via Thorung La (5,400m, 8-9 hours, 16 km)
Today begins at sunrise as this is the longest and hardest day of the trek! Start off with a four-hour walk to the top of the Thorung La at 17,717 feet (5400 m)—Annapurna Circuit's highest point—where you'll be rewarded with spectacular views over Mustang and Kaligandaki valleys, and the surrounding peaks. Take time for photos as the summit opens up to reveal a sweeping panorama of snow-capped mountains extending towards Tibet. The descent is almost as demanding as the ascent, so when you get to the bottom at Chabarbu, there is a teahouse where you can relax with a cup of chai and a snack. Continue trekking on a long, grassy slope through a series of switchbacks towards the lower Mustang and head back to the serene village of Muktinath. This important pilgrimage site for Buddhists and Hindus is surrounded by rugged mountains with unparalleled views of Dhaulagiri—the world’s 7th highest peak.
Day 16: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom(8,891 miles / 2,710 km, 8-9 hours, 19 km)
Today will be a much easier day! After breakfast in Muktinath, you'll start a downhill trek to Jomsom village, passing through Lupra village with its own notable Bonpo monastery. This is a great alternative route that trekkers on the Annapurna Circuit Trek don’t normally use, so you will be further from the crowds and jeeps on the trail to Jharkot. Before you get to Jomsom, ascend gradually to Kali Gandaki River and then walk through a sandy, windswept valley. Arrive at Jomsom village in the early afternoon with plenty of time to shower and relax before you celebrate the end of the trek.
Day 17: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara
Today, after breakfast in Jomsom, you'll catch a 30-minute morning flight to Pokhara. Snag a window seat as the scenic mountain views en route will be nothing short of spectacular. Upon arrival in Pokhara, settle in your hotel and enjoy the afternoon and evening on your own. This relaxed lakeside town is the gateway to the Himalayas, so there are plenty of cool cafés, restaurants, water activities, funky shops, and yoga studios that cater to expats and adventure travelers.
Day 18: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu
After breakfast, you may have time to do more sightseeing, relax, or check out one of the Pokhara's coffee shops. About 1.5 hours before your flight, you'll be picked up from your hotel and taken to the domestic airport to catch your flight back to Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, you'll be transferred to your hotel and can enjoy the rest of the afternoon and evening at your leisure. Explore Kathmandu's streets on foot, bicycle, or rickshaw, perhaps shopping for souvenirs or seeing anything you may have missed at the beginning of your trip. In the evening, choose from a selection of Nepali, French, Vietnamese, and Middle Eastern dishes in Kathmandu.
Day 19: Kathmandu Airport
It's time to say farewell to Nepal. Enjoy your last moments in Kathmandu with breakfast in a café, a final stroll through the narrow alleys and temples, and some final souvenir shopping. A driver will be waiting for you at your hotel to take you to the airport for your return flight home. It's best to be at the airport at least two hours prior to departure.