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Annapurna Circuit Trek

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Best Price
20 days
Max. Elevation
Group size
Min 2
All ground transportation and domestic flights are as per the itinerary.
Best Season
spring (March–May) and autumn (September–November)
3-star hotel in Kathmandu and teahouse / Lodging during the trek.
Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek.
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Trip Route
Kathmandu-Besisahar-Khudi-Sirung-Jagat-Dharapani-Chamme-Pisang-Manang-Yak Kharka-Thorang Phedi-Thorang La pass-Muktinath-Marpha-Kalopani-Tatopani-Ghorepani-Tadapani-Ghandruk-Pokhara-Kathmandu


    • Traversing through the beautiful Thorong la pass
    • Gorgeous scenery and lush green forests line the trek route.
    • Arriving at the sacred Muktinath temple after hiking.
    • Incredible views of majestic mountains like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Machhapuchhre.
    • Enjoy the warm bath in the thermal spring at Tatopani.
    • Explore the stunning woodlands filled with oak, juniper, and rhododendron plants.


Annapurna Circuit is one of the finest and most popular trekking holidays in the world, where we can encounter a gamut of topological distinctions ranging from the sub-tropical region to the alpine region and the semi-desert region. Appropriately titled as Nepal's classic trek, the Annapurna Circuit Trek offers panoramic views of the Himalayas. Annapurna Circuit is rich in variety and vistas, from high altitude Himalayan to the lush green rice paddies of the Marshyangdi. Besides, its ecological and cultural diversity provides a complete trekking experience. Muktinath Temple, the common pilgrimage site for the Hindus and the Buddhists, is the sacred hallmark of the trek.

As you trek along the way, observing the beautiful mountain scenery and fascinating village life, it will keep you enthralled, day after day. For the team of Plan Nepal Trek & Expedition (P.) Ltd, it would be an absolute delight to serve our adventurers with an awesome tour.


The best seasons to travel to Poonhill are spring (March and April) and fall (October and November). These seasons are quite dry and warlike. It's not advised to hike during the monsoon season (May to September) due to the higher risk of landslides and floods. The winter months (December, January, and February) are the driest and coldest months of the year. Since the Poon Hill trek is not very steep, it is unlikely that you'll get much snow even in the winter.

Important Note


  • For the camera, extra batteries.
  • 5,000–10,000 mah power bank.
  • The solar charger, as well as the solar lamp, are both eco-friendly (luminaid lamps).
  • Using a gadget with low brightness, GPS, and wifi turned off when necessary helps save energy.

Trip Itinerary

 Kathmandu to Besisahar

Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar.

Overnight stay in Besisahar

Besisahar to Bahundanda

Trek from Besisahar to Bahundanda.

Overnight stay in Bahundanda

Bahundanda to Chamje

Trek from Bahundanda to Chamje.

Overnight stay in Chamje

 Chamje to Dharapani

Trek from Chamje to Dharapani.

Overnight stay in Dharapani

Dharapani to Chame

Trek from Dharapani to Chame.

Overnight stay in Chame.

 Chame to Pisang

Trek from Chame to Pisang.

Overnight stay in Pisang.

 Pisang to Manang

Trek from Pisang to Manang.

Overnight stay in Manang.

Acclimatization Day in Manang

Rest day for acclimatization.

Optional hikes around Manang.

Overnight stay in Manang.

 Manang to Yak Kharka

Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka.

Overnight stay in Yak Kharka.

Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi

Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi.

Overnight stay in Thorong Phedi.

Thorong Phedi to Muktinath via Thorong La Pass

Cross Thorong La Pass (5416m) and trek to Muktinath.

Overnight stay in Muktinath.

Muktinath to Marpha

Trek from Muktinath to Marpha.

Explore the charming village of Marpha known for its apple orchards.

Marpha to Ghasa

Trek from Marpha to Ghasa.

Overnight stay in Ghasa.

 Ghasa to Tatopani

Trek from Ghasa to Tatopani.

Relax in the natural hot springs of Tatopani.

Overnight stay in Tatopani.

Tatopani to Ghorepani

Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani.

Overnight stay in Ghorepani.

 Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani

Early morning hike to Poon Hill for sunrise views.

Trek to Tadapani.

Overnight stay in Tadapani.

Tadapani to Ghandruk

Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk.

Explore the traditional Gurung village of Ghandruk.

Overnight stay in Ghandruk.

GTadapani to Ghandruk

Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk.

Explore the traditional Gurung village of Ghandruk.

Overnight stay in Ghandruk.handruk to Nayapul, Drive to Pokhara

 Pokhara to Kathmandu

Drive or fly back to Kathmandu from Pokhara.

Overnight stay in Kathmandu.


Depending on your flight schedule, you may have some free time for shopping or exploring Kathmandu.

Depart from Kathmandu

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    • Airport transfers
    • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara (3-star hotels)
    • Accommodation during the trek (teahouses)
    • All necessary permits (TIMS, Annapurna Conservation Area Permit)
    • All meals during the trek
    • Experienced English-speaking guide and porters, heir salary insurance and equipment's all.
    • Transportation (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by tourist bus, Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara by private vehicle)

Doesn't Include

    • International airfare
    • Nepal visa fees
    • Personal expenses (e.g., laundry, phone calls, snacks, etc.)
    • Travel insurance
    • Tips for guide and porters
    • Additional expenses due to unforeseen circumstances (e.g., natural disasters, political situations)

Equipment List

Trekking Gears and Equipment

Aside from having a strong mentality, a capable leader, and finances to support you on your trip, there are a few other things to support you. There are certain points and certain things to support you before you think about starting your trip to Nepal. Trekking in Nepal ranges from easy to strenuous, depending on factors like the trekking region, trekking weather, group or solo, with or without an assistant. Trekking in Nepal is a trip of numerous days in the highlands of Nepal since Nepal is a mountainous region that comprises 8 out of 10 of the highest peaks in the world. since it's a mountainous country and you're going on a trekking trip. You should be properly equipped with all the necessary gear and equipment.

Below are some of the essential items you'll need while trekking in this part of the mountains of Nepal:


  • Trekking/hiking boots: You'll need a good-quality pair of trekking boots, as you'll be hiking through rugged terrain for several days. In the upper hills and Himalayan region, particles are easy, lightweight, flexible, and breathable to prevent blisters or any skin complications on your foot.
  • Down jacket: It's better for you to always have nice, thick-down jackets with you, ones that can resist temperatures as low as -10 degrees Celsius since the upper regions of the peaks constantly experience cold weather.
  • windproof jacket: whenever you're trekking in Nepal Whenever you traverse through the geography of Nepal, you'll get an excellent opportunity to experience the variations in a wide range of climatic conditions compared to others.  You'll get to experience changes and variations in weather and climatic conditions, with a slight alteration in altitude from place to place. It may be hot and dry in lower altitudes, but as soon as you ascend the altitude a little further, you might need to put on thick jackets and warm thermal wear inside to protect yourself from the cold breezes.
  • woolen sweater and caps: The upper regions of Nepal, where the majestic Himalayas lie, have extremely harsh weather, and to protect yourselves from that, you'll need to put on clothing that'll shield you completely from the cold weather. Putting on down jackets and windproof jackets might be a good way to resist the wind, but to make the body retain its temperature and warmth, you'll need to put on inner thermal outerwear that'll help you retain something about your body from the inside.
  • Socks: Since you're on your feet most of the time, your feet are the only part of the body that deals with all the lower temperatures from the groin surface of the snow and ice surface. So to keep your feet safe, avoid any possible frostbite. You'll need to put on nice pairs of thick socks that'll help you retain the warmth of your feet and possibly your whole body.
  • Trekking track: Trekking tracks of good and durable quality must be chosen that are lightweight and comfortable. so it makes the walk easy and comfortable during the trip.
  • T-shirts and shorts (long-sleeved and short-sleeved): One can hike up to elevations of up to 3700 m, except in the winter months. so it's advised travelers to travel wearing the regular t-shirt, either long-sleeved or short-sleeved, as per their comfort experience.
  • Woolen scarves and woolen caps: A  woolen cap is preferable when it comes to shielding your head and ears from the cold when you move among the higher regions of hills and mountains, but if you're traveling among the lower elevations, it's better you put on a Yankee cap to shield your head from the intense sun, which might cause you to get sunstroke if you don't put on one, or you could even put on a bandana, which will help you fight the scorching heat of the sun that directly hits on your head.
  • Underwear and cotton vests: Undergarments are among the most important linen items one should think about while packing the stuff. These things directly come into contact with the body and are very heavily impacted when the body sweats, and they can develop allergic reactions if left unchanged for a longer duration. So it's advised to travelers to pack at least 3 pairs of undies and cotton vests for hygiene purposes.
  • Trekking poles/sticks

Trekking poles and sticks are not necessarily required but would be of great assistance if had on the trip, as they ease the trek and make it much easier to march on the trip by reducing the pressure on the shoulders, lower back, and feet while walking on gravel, off-road, steep uphills, and steep downhills. Also, the matter of fact is that it saves energy by providing support, which is one of the major aspects to take into consideration.

  • Backpack: Anywhere from a 20-liter carry-on that can fit a water bottle, photography accessories, and occasional calories and confections, light wear, and a bit of extra space is enough to get your stuff. Otherwise, you'll need to carry an average of 50–70 liters of luggage to fit all your items.
  • Torch/head torch: These are just a few of the most important items that come with a trekking expedition. Occasionally, trails and attraction points may be through small passageways and channels that even daylight cannot reach, so torches and head torches can help illuminate the way. Another common use for torches is to view the sunrise and sunset. Since it is imperative to reach the viewing location before the sun sets or rises, it is obvious that the trail will be obscured by shadows, so a torch or head torch can be quite helpful for navigating these areas.
  • UV protection goggles: It's wise to use UV protection goggles since the sun in the region of the upper Himalayas and mountain ranges is very bright, which might cause temporary blindness. So to prevent it, it's very wise to use goggles with UV protection.
  • Crampons: Crampons are not often necessarily required while you're traveling in the winter, but they are required if the landscapes and grounds are covered with thick ice sheets, which might cause slippage, and the crampons might help to improve stability both uphill and downhill.
  • camera, spare batteries, tripod for cameras, and camera cases and bags: It's better if you get the stuff mentioned since you might need to record the trip and make documentaries, and in the process, you might run out of batteries, which might not be a good situation to face while on the trip. So to avoid such situations, it'd be better if you got the mentioned accessories and stuff.
  • Sleeping bag and sleeping mat: A sleeping bag and sleeping mat are some of the most essential things that contribute greatly to the trip if you're a FIT and an adventurous traveler who loves to spend nights under the open sky in the outdoors.
  • Tents:  youths among travelers, especially those who are FITs, are more adventurous and outdoor-loving, and they might love to spend nights outdoors on camp rather than in lodges and homestays.

Frequently Asked Questions

You should walk for at least 3 hours, but not more than 8 hours each day.

A minimum of $30–$50 per day will be spent on lodging and three meals. it also depends on your spending habits based on your everyday activity at the destination.

  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit (ACAP entry permit)
  • Tourist Information Management System (TIMS card)

Because of their menus and large rooms with two beds and blankets, western-style toilets, and hot water for showers, teahouses provide good facilities.

Respect nature all the time and avoid all sorts of activities that might disturb the wildlife. As in loud music, alcoholic behaviors, and tresspassing, the natural boundaries of wildlife.

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