Annapurna Circuit Trek

Since it opened to foreign trekkers in 1977, the Annapurna Circuit Trek has become renowned as one of the most spectacular trekking routes in the world. Starting from less than 1,000 meters, it gives us a chance to explore the Himalayas from bottom to top and from many different angles and perspectives.
This magnificent trek leads you to the fine village, inhabited by a wide diversity of people from different ethnic groups, offering spectacular and majestic views of the Himalayas. Continuing to the north of the main Himalayan range to the high and dry Tibetan Plateau, the scenery is equally breathtaking.
The highest point of the Annapurna Circuit is the Thorong La Pass at the top of the valley at 5,416 m.
As we descend to the west at Muktinath, from the pass we continue to the barren Tibetan like village of the Kali Gandaki – the world’s deepest gorge, passes between the giant Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains.

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Duration

22 days

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  • What's included :
    • 21x Breakfast
    • 17x Dinner
    • 16x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 21 nights
    • Airport transfers
    • Twin-share/double room in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu (3 nights) and Pokhara (2 nights)
    • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Guesthouse accommodation during the trek in twin-share and dormitory rooms (16 nights)
    • Licensed English-speaking trekking guide
    • 1 porter for two clients
    • ACAP and TIMS permits for trekking
    • Down jacket and sleeping bag for the trek (to be returned back)
    • Public bus from Kathmandu to Besisahar
    • Shared 4WD vehicle from Besisahar to Syange and from Jomsom to Tatopani
    • Tourist vehicle from Nayapul to Pokhara
    • Tourist bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu
    • Free Ace the Himalaya duffel/kit bag and sun hat
    • Sightseeing entrance fees during guided sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • All government taxes, VAT, tourist service charges, official expenses
    • Entry/Admission - Pashupatinath Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Boudhanath Stupa
    • Entry/Admission - Bhaktapur Durbar Square
    • Entry/Admission - Thorong La Pass
    • Entry/Admission - Poon Hill
    • Entry/Admission - Shree Bindhyabasini Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Devi's Falls, Pokhara
    • Entry/Admission - Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave
    • Entry/Admission - Seti River Gourge
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Travel insurance which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa
    • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected)

  • Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m)

    Stop At: Ace the Himalaya, A1 Business complex, Thamel Marg, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
    Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be displaying an Ace the Himalaya signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle.

    Note: Either on Day 01 or Day 02, there will be a pre-trek meeting in our office. During the meeting, we will introduce your trek leader/guide. Please make sure you bring the passport, three copies of passport-size photos and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any, and sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Three-star hotel

    Day 2: Guided Sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley

    Stop At: Pashupatinath Temple, 44621 Pashupati Nath Road, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
    Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world, located on the banks of the Bagmati River. Though you are not allowed to go inside the temple as it is strictly for Hindus only, you can clearly see the temple and the activities from the eastern bank of the Bagmati River. It is a square two-tiered pagoda temple built on a single-tier plinth which is famous all over the world.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Boudhanath Stupa, Boudh, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
    Boudhananath is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu. It was built in the 5th century with four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings. You will find Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet going round the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Bhaktapur 00977-1-4701148 Nepal
    Visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the Royal Residential Quarter of Bhupatindra Malla, famous five-storied temple of Nyatapola in Pagoda style Batsala temple, Bhairavnath temple, Duttatraya temple, Pujari Muth and Palace of 55 windows.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Three-star hotel

    Day 3: Drive to Besisahar (830 m) in a Public Bus and Take a local 4WD Vehicle to Syange (1,100 m) - 8 hours

    Stop At: Besisahar, Besisahar, Gandaki Zone, Western Region
    Today we will take a public bus from Kathmandu to Besisahar which takes 6 hours and from there we will take a local shared 4WD vehicle to Syange (2 hours of drive). We will witness beautiful landscape, rivers and waterfalls on the way.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Guesthouse

    Day 4: Trek to Tal (1,700 m) – 5 hours

    Stop At: Tal, Dharapani 33500, Nepal
    Now tighten up the shoes laces. We will start walking gradually following the beautiful Marsyangdi River. This walk will be slightly ascending and we will come across the beautiful waterfalls on this walk. We will rest at Tal tonight.
    Duration: 18 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Guesthouse

    Day 5: Trek to Danakyu (1,860 m) – 5 hours

    Stop At: Danakyu, Dharapani 33500, Nepal
    This will be our exciting day. We will leave Marsyangdi River behind and continue our journey to witness Annapurna II and Pisang Peak and beautiful landscape and old villages. Don’t miss an opportunity to take beautiful pictures as we observe mountains, waterfalls and countryside life style of Nepal. We will rest at Danakyu.
    Duration: 18 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Guesthouse

    Day 6: Trek to Chame (2,670 m) – 4 hours

    Stop At: Chame, Chame, Gandaki Zone, Western Region
    We will continue our walk enjoying the view of mountains, and waterfalls on the way. Today will be an easy day. After 4 hours of walking, we will reach Chame, the headquarter of Manang. It’s a beautiful little town with more facility than our previous days.
    Duration: 17 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Guesthouse

    Day 7: Trek to Upper Pisang (3,300 m) – 6 hours

    Stop At: Upper Pisang, Pisang 33500, Nepal
    After breakfast, we continue our trek to Upper Pisang. On the way, we will walk through the dense forest, Marsyangdi River and come across the beautiful panoramic views of meadows and mountains. During this walk, we will see the first view of gigantic Paungda Dada rock face, which is curved like a bowl shape. Eventually, after 6 hours walk, we will reach Upper Pisang from where we can see Majestic Annapurna II standing high on our south and we will rest here today.
    Duration: 17 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Guesthouse

    Day 8: Trek to Ngawal (3,660 m) – 5 hours

    Stop At: Ngawal 33500, Nepal
    Today, wake up early in the morning, watch the beautiful sunrise and first ray of sun on Annapurna II. After breakfast, we will continue our trek towards Ngawal. The trail to Ngawal is about 400 m higher than the lower trail but you will have great opportunities to witness high altitude flora and fauna, beautiful gorges, Annapurna II and III and Pisang Peak. We will take rest in Ngawal.
    Duration: 18 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Guesthouse

    Day 9: Trek to Manang (3,500 m) via Bhraka (3,360 m) – 5 hours

    Stop At: Manang, Manang, Gandaki Zone, Western Region
    We continue our trek walking through the big hills, jungle and wetlands. On the way, we can see beautiful landscapes, stupas and lama school. After 6 hours of walking, we will reach Manang, one of the happening places of the trek.
    Duration: 18 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Guesthouse

    Day 10: Acclimatization Day at Manang Village

    Stop At: Manang, Manang, Gandaki Zone, Western Region
    We spend a day acclimatizing in Manang by doing some walks and sightseeing around the village. We will visit a monastery and go to Gangapurna Glacier Lake during our walk. Towards the end of the day, we return to our accommodation for a night’s rest.
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Guesthouse

    Day 11: Trek to Yak Kharka (4,000 m) – 5 hours

    Stop At: Yak Kharka, Tanki Manang 33500, Nepal
    After acclimatization and rest at Manang, we will be energized and excited to continue our walk towards Yak Kharka which ascends by 500 m. We make the climb steadily through Tenki Manang, leaving the Marsyangdi Valley. Continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley, we reach Yak Kharka at 4,000 m. Herds of yaks and vegetations appear to thin out.
    Duration: 18 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Guesthouse

    Day 12: Trek to Thorong Phedi (4,450 m) – 5 hours

    Stop At: Thorong Phedi - Thorong La Road, Thorong Phedi - Thorong La Rd, Tanki Manang 33500, Nepal
    After a two-hour ascent, the trail descends to cross the river at 4,310 m. We then climb up to Thorong Phedi at 4,450 m where decent guesthouses have been built in the recent years.
    Duration: 18 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Guesthouse

    Day 13: Trek to Muktinath (3,800 m) via Thorong La Pass (5,416 m) – 8 hours

    Stop At: Thorong La Pass, Manang - 02, Thorong la, Manang 33500 Nepal
    Today is a long trek starting before sunrise at 4 am to reach the pass by 9-10 am. Otherwise weather conditions (strong winds) will greatly affect the journey, particularly at the Thorong La Pass. We climb steeply on a regular route which is quite easy to follow. However, some problems may arise due to altitude and snow. It often causes terrible problems to cross the pass if it is covered by heavy snow. After four hours of climbing to the pass marked by the chortens and prayer flags, we will be rewarded with stunning views from the top of the pass. Another four hours of walking will take us to the holy town of Muktinath.

    Muktinath means place of nirvana and is home to the Muktinath Temple as well as several monasteries. It is said that all sorrows we feel are relieved when visiting the Temple. It is a sacred pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. The prime pilgrimage month is September. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and has 108 waterspouts around it. Another attraction nearby is the Jwala Mai Temple which has a gorgeous natural spring and an eternal flame fueled by natural gas.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Guesthouse

    Day 14: Trek to Jomsom (2,710 m) via Lubra Pass (4,020 m) – 8 hours

    Stop At: Jomsom, Jomsom, Dhaulagiri Zone, Western Region
    So now, we are at the other side of the Thorong La Pass, most of the land we see will be dry and looks somewhat like the desert. We will continue our trek walking by the bank of Kali Gandaki River. Most of the time, we will descend with closer view of stupas and old traditional houses and civilization of Mustang. Jomsom is a large town with many facilities. It is also the headquarter and official town for whole Mustang district where all the district government offices are present.
    Duration: 15 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Guesthouse

    Day 15: Drive to Tatopani (1,190 m) in Local Shared 4WD Vehicle – 5 hours

    Stop At: Tatopani, Tatopani, Bagmati Zone, Central Region
    We still continue to descend through Kali Gandaki River Valley. On the way, we will encounter the world’s deepest gorge, Kopchepani. Tatopani is famous for its hot springs. This is the best place to relax our body after a long trek. We will spend another day relaxing at this spot.
    Duration: 18 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Guesthouse

    Day 16: Rest Day at Tatopani

    Stop At: Tatopani, Tatopani, Bagmati Zone, Central Region
    Take a shower, dip into the natural hot springs, enjoy drinks and local food.
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Guesthouse

    Day 17: Trek to Ghorepani (2,810 m) – 6 hours

    Stop At: Ghorepani, Ghorepani, Dhaulagiri Zone, Western Region
    Today is another big day. It will take about 7 hours to walk from Tatopani to Ghorepani. We climb about 1,620 meters up. From Ghorepani, we will be able to see Annapurna South, Himchuli and Tukuche Himal. We will pass a couple of Magar and Gurung villages on the trail.
    Duration: 17 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Guesthouse

    Day 18: Hike to Poon Hill (3,210 m) and Trek to Tikhedunga (1,570 m) – 5 hours

    Stop At: Poon Hill, Pokhara Nepal
    Very early in the morning, we start an hour hiking to Poon Hill at an elevation of 3,210 m – a brilliant spectacle. This vantage point provides unobstructed views of the early morning sunrise over the high Himalayas, weather permitting. There we spend about an hour. We return to Ghorepani where we take a hot breakfast at the hotel. We trek down towards Tikhedunga, walking down along the ridges and through rhododendron forests before finally reaching Tikhedhunga.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Guesthouse

    Day 19: Trek to Nayapul (1,010 m) and Drive to Pokhara – 4 hours

    Stop At: Pokhara, Pokhara, Gandaki Zone, Western Region
    After some light trekking, we reach Nayapul (1,010 m). An hour drive takes us to Pokhara.
    Duration: 19 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Three-star hotel

    Day 20: Guided Sightseeing in Pokhara

    Stop At: Shree Bindhyabasini Temple, Pokhara-Baglung Hwy Bindhyabasini, Pokhara 33700, Nepal
    The temple lies in the center of the religious old bazaar. It is dedicated to Goddess Bhagwati, another manifestation of Shakti. The park grounds offer a fine picnic and relaxing area.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Devi's Falls, Pokhara, Sital path, Pokhara 33700, Nepal
    Locally known as Patale Chhango and located in the southern flank of the Pokhara valley, it is where the stream flowing from Fewa Lake collapses and surges down the rock into a deep gorge, leaping through several potholes. This is hugely popular with tourists and locals alike.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, Pokhara 33700, Nepal
    The revered Gupteshwor Cave is situated 2 km from the Pokhara airport. The entrance is right across from Davis fall and the cave is almost 3 km long. It has some big hall-sized rooms and some passages where you have to crawl on all four. This cave holds special value to Hindus since a phallic symbol of Lord Shiva is preserved here in the condition it was discovered.
    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: Seti River Gourge, K.I. Singh Pool Me he equivocado en la opinión que he mandado hace un rato pues es Gratis, Pokhara 33411 Nepal
    Carved by the Seti Gandaki River, it is one of the natural wonders of Pokhara. K.I. Singh bridge at Bagar, Mahendrapool and Prithivi Highway Bridge near bus park provide a perfect view of the river’s dreadful rush and the deep gorge made by the turbulent flow of white water.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Tibetan Refugee Camp, Pokhara 33700, Nepal
    The Tibetan camp Tashi Ling, which is behind Gupteshwor Cave, is renowned for the production and trade of woolen carpets and other handicrafts. The original Tibetan settlers in this region migrated to Nepal in the ‘50s.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Three-star hotel

    Day 21: Drive Back to Kathmandu (1,400 m) in a Tourist Bus – 7 hours

    Stop At: Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central Region
    We will be driving back to Kathmandu in the morning.

    If you are interested in extending the trip, there are many options such as Chitwan jungle safari, river rafting adventure, Kathmandu shopping tour, mountain biking and other activities.

    In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances.
    Duration: 16 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner: Farewell dinner in a Nepali restaurant with cultural performances
    Accommodation included: Three-star hotel

    Day 22: Transfer to the International Airport for Your Final Departure

    Stop At: Tribhuvan International Airport, Ring Rd, काठमाडौँ 44600, Nepal
    The trip concludes here. Our airport representative will drop you at the international airport in Kathmandu for your flight departure from Nepal.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Tribhuvan International Airport, Ring Rd, काठमाडौँ 44600, Nepal
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will pick you up from the airport even if you arrive earlier. Airports
    • Tribhuvan Airport, Kathmandu Nepal
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Ace the Himalaya

Activity ID: V-33122P22

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