Annapurna Circuit Treks -13 Days Elevations is 5,416 M/ 17,872.8 /ft,

Arrival On : Kathmandu Nepal
Trip Duration : 13 Days
Difficulty : Moderate
Departure From : Kathmandu Nepal

Trip Overview

This “classic” journey around the massif of the Annapurna Himal starts with a drive to Beshishahar – in the lowland paddy fields steadily gaining altitude leading up the Marsyangdi River Valley passing through oak and pine forests and eventually emerging into high desert country at Manang (3597 m.) through the villages of Chamje, Bagarchap Pisang to cross the Thorung La Pass (5416 m). The descent is equally amazing and varied. The trail then switches over to the Kali Gandaki River valley and descends through the villages of Muktinath, Jomsom and Ghorapani to terminate in Pokhara giving you enough time to observe the people and their customs. Lowland, farming communities of Brahmin and Chettri people of Aryan stock give way, slowly, to the highland trading communities of Magar, Gurung and Bhotia people of Mongoloid stock. As the people change, so does the dominant religion. Close up views of the Annapurna range, varied ecosystems, diverse cultures and an ever-changing landscape – lush, green paddy fields and oak forests, arid deserts and the deepest gorge in the world make this one of the most popular treks in the world.

Short Itinerary

Day 01:

Arrival in Kathmandu.

Day 02:

Drive to Besisahar from Kathmandu.

Day 03:

Drive from Besisahar to Chame (2630 m).The drive takes around 5 hrs.

Day 04:

Chame to Pisang.

Day 05:

Pisang to Manang.

Day 06:

Manang – Acclimatization day.

Day 07:

Manang to Ledar.

Day 08:

Ledar to Phedi or High camp.

Day 09:

Phedi or High Camp to Muktinath.

Day 10:

Drive from Muktinath to Jomsom.

Day 11:

Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara. Free day in Pokhara.

Day 12:

Fly Pokhara to Kathmandu. Free day.

Day 13:

Departur, from Kathmandu.


Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu
Overnight: Gest House


Welcome to Kathmandu! Upon landing in Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), a representative will meet you and take you to your hotel via a private car or a high-end tourist bus, along with providing an overview of the trip ahead.

Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal and the most populated city in the country. As the historical and cultural heart of Nepal, Kathmandu is a popular destination for tourists, trekkers, and adventure seekers. The city represents a mixture of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism, and Western influence in the Valley.

Your first stop is Boudha, a peaceful and clean part of Kathmandu. In the evening, take some time to walk around Boudha Stupa. Stop by the Buddhist shrine of Boudhanath, one of the largest in the world, and one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimages, as well as a major tourist destination in Kathmandu. It stands with four pairs of eyes in the four cardinal directions keeping watch for righteous behavior and human prosperity. Boudhanath is part of the shared history of Nepal and Tibet, with Tibet having held ruling privileges over the site until the last century. It is built on an octagonal base inset, with prayer wheels and houses of lamas (or Buddhist priests), monasteries, and shops in the stupa. The area of Boudhanath is also famous for being home to more than 50 Tibetan gompas, or monasteries.

fter some exploration, retire to your hotel and get some rest this evening.

Day 02 Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar chame
Overnight: Tea House in Chame


Today, take an early morning drive to Besisahar, the starting point of the day’s journey. It is also the town that connects Pokhara and Kathmandu to many trekking destinations, like the Annapurna Circuit Trek, Manaslu Circuit Treks, and Tsum Valley Trek.

Continue driving 4-5 hours to Chame, a beautiful Gurung village situated on the base of a hill. The settlement here is not densely populated. However, expect warm greetings and great hospitality while in town. Once you arrive, check in to your accommodation, and enjoy the evening at your leisure.


Day 03 Drive from Besisahar to Chame (2630 m).The drive takes around 5 hrs.
Overnight: Tea House

Today, take a scenic walk from Chame to Pisang. Stroll through the woods, and note the views of the peaks soaring above. Once in Pisang, explore the village, with its Tibetan-inscribed mani stones and gompa. Take a walk up to Pisang for amazing views of Annapurna II and Annapurna III.

Day 04 Chame to Pisang
Overnight: Tea House in mang

Today, embark on a 6-hour walk past a series of unique and colorful Chortens to Manang, which nearly reaches 11,500 feet in elevation. Manang is the headquarters of the region, and contains a village of around 500, flat-roofed houses, along with bakeries and lodges for trekkers passing through to enjoy. It is dominated by high peaks—Annapurna III and Gangapurna tower over it—and a dramatic icefall sits just across the river. There is an old Gompa on the edge of town to explore, along with many local teahouses, and some atmospheric, winding streets in the village leading out toward the Thorung La.


Upon arrival, check in to your tea house, take a shower, and enjoy a cold beer. Attend a 3 pm lecture on the altitude, hosted by the Himalayan Rescue Association, if interested. In the evening, attend an assembly of Manang-born photographer Tashi R. Ghale, accompanied by a slideshow and a video of the area.


Day 05 Pisang to Manang
Overnight: Tea House

Today, there is plenty to do around Manang. However, a short hike (about 1,000 feet or so) is recommended, in order to get acclimated to the altitude. Some activities include the following:

A long day-hike to Ice Lake

A visit to the Hundred Rupee Lama at the cave gompa above Manang

A two-hour hike to Milarepa’s cave, which is across the river from Braga

A tour of Manang’s many bakeries

Enjoy your guesthouse as well—a sunny and warm place to gaze at the peaks in the afternoon. Following a day of exploration, the evening is yours to enjoy.

Day 06 Manang – Acclimatization day

Day 07 Manang to Ledar

Day 08 Ledar to Phedi or High camp

Day 09 Phedi or High Camp to Muktinath

Day 10 Drive from Muktinath to Jomsom.

Day 11 Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara. Free day in Pokhara.

Day 12 Fly Pokhara to Kathmandu. Free day.

Day 13 Departur, from Kathmandu.


  • Arrival & Departure Transport By private Car/Van/Bus.
  • Three meals a day during the Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Accommodation in Tea House during the Trekking.
  • Trekking Porters if needed with Insurance
  • Three nights' Accommodation in Kathmandu with bed- and- breakfast basis, (If you like to have standard Hotel accommodation please do let us know).
  • Kathmandu city and trekking maps.
  • Trekking permit (Conservation fee).
  • Emergence of helicopter rescue (pay by your insurance)
  • Day sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley, car/van/bus and tour guide
  • All needed Government fees.
  • International Airfare.
  • Food in Kathmandu(City) lunch and dinner.
  • Any kind of drink. (tea, coffee, hard and soft drinks, Drinking water, etc)
  • Tips for Guide and Porters
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu (late departure or early arrival from the mountains.
  • Donation Items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone etc.

Map & Elevation



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