Annapurna Circuit Trek

16 Days | Trek: 11 Days | Lodge or Camp | Maximum altitude: 5410m | Minimum: 1 Person

On this classic journey around Annapurna, we trek along a wide range of spectacular mountain scenery all the time. Starting at green low land at Besisahar, the trek gradually gains altitude and reaches beautiful high villages. We trek along the Marsyangdi Valley to Manang before crossing the 5410m Thorung La pass - highest point on this trek. The route then descends into the dramatic Kali Gandaki Valley. We will also visit Muktinath temple, a popular shrine for Hindus and Buddhists but certainly interesting for all. The trek then ends at Jomsom (for those who are interested and have more time, it is also possible to do full circuit trek, see Annapurna Circuit Full Trek).


adventure Imagine offers Annapurna Circuit trek in Nepal aided by some of the most experienced trekking guides in the whole trekking industry, top class planning, small groups and affordable prices.

Annapurna mountains Villages in Annapurna Annapurna mountains Annapurna mountains

As in the full circuit trek, the real appeal of this trek lies in its variety. The trail starts in verdant rice padies and climbs through the deep gorges of the Marsyangdi, before swinging west into the arid Manang region, with its awesome views of the north side of the Annapurnas. The culcutral mic takes in Gurung, Manangi and stone-walled villages, Tibetan-style monasteries and unsettling animist totems.


Itinerary: Annapurna Circuit Trek

Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel
Day 02 Kathmandu sightseeing tour, Cultural show in the evening, Hotel
Day 03 Drive: Kathmandu to Besisahar (5 hrs)
            Continue drive further to Bhulbhule, 2 hrs, Lodge
Day 04 Trek Bhulbhule to Ghermu, 1140m, Lodge
Day 05 Trek Ghermu to Tal, 1700m, Lodge
Day 06 Trek Tal to Chame, 2710m, Lodge
Day 07 Trek Chame to Upper Pisang, 3310m, Lodge
Day 08 Trek Upper Pisang to Manang, 3540m, Lodge
Day 09 Acclimatization day in Manang, Lodge
Day 10 Trek Manang to Letdar, 4230m, Lodge
Day 11 Trek Letdar to Thorung Phedi, 4540m, Lodge
Day 12 Cross the Thorung La at 5410m and trek to Muktinath, 3800m, Lodge
Day 13 Trek Muktinath to Jomsom, 2840m, Lodge
Day 14 Flight: Jomsom to Pokhara, Transfer to Hotel
Day 15 Flight: Pokhara to Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel
Day 16 Trip ends. Transfer to airport or continue on extension programs

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  • When to trek?

  • Dates and Prices

  • How difficult is this

  • Equipment: what you need to bring?

  • Flights & Insurance

  • Detailed Itinerary


The best seasons are spring (Mar to May) and autumn (Oct to Nov) but they also attract a large number of trekkers from many countries. If you want to avoid busy season then you might want to trek in other months.

It is monsoon during July/August with late rain often affecting September too. Flights out of Jomsom can frequently be delayed or cancelled during monsoon. Insect repellent is a must for trek at this time (leeches are nuisance). This is one trek that can be enjoyed throughout the year.


We run a number of treks every year that you can join. Do not worry even if you do not find these dates suitable to you. We let small groups and even single trekkers to pick their own dates.

Treks/Dates- 2016 2017
Trip 1 11 Jan to 26 Jan 2016 05 Jan to 20 Jan 2017
Trip 2 21 Jan to 05 Feb 2016 21 Jan to 05 Feb 2017
Trip 3 03 Feb to 18 Feb 2016 01 Feb to 16 Feb 2017
Trip 4 16 Feb to 03 Mar 2016 16 Feb to 03 Mar 2017
Trip 5 01 Mar to 16 Mar 2016 02 Mar to 17 Mar 2017
Trip 6 10 Mar to 25 Mar 2016 11 Mar to 26 Mar 2017
Trip 7 21 Mar to 25 Apr 2016 21 Mar to 25 Apr 2017
Trip 8 06 Apr to 21 Apr 2016 05 Apr to 20 Apr 2017
Trip 9 10 Apr to 25 Apr 2016 11 Apr to 26 Apr 2017
Trip 10 21 Apr to 06 May 2016 21 Apr to 06 May 2017
Trip 11 06 May to 21 May 2016 05 May to 20 May 2017
Trip 12 11 May to 26 May 2016 11 May to 26 May 2017
Trip 13 21 May to 04 Jun 2016 21 May to 04 Jun 2017
Trip 14 06 Jun to 21 Jun 2016 05 Jun to 20 Jun 2017
Trip 15 11 Jun to 26 Jun 2016 11 Jun to 26 Jun 2017
Trip 16 11 Jul to 26 Jul 2016 11 Jul to 26 Jul 2017
Trip 17 11 Aug to 26 Aug 2016 10 Aug to 25 Aug 2017
Trip 18 01 Sep to 16 Sep 2016 01 Sep to 16 Sep 2017
Trip 19 12 Sep to 27 Sep 2016 11 Sep to 26 Sep 2017
Trip 20 26 Sep to 11 Oct 2016 25 Sep to 10 Oct 2017
Trip 21 02 Oct to 17 Oct 2016 01 Oct to 16 Oct 2017
Trip 22 12 Oct to 27 Oct 2016 11 Oct to 26 Oct 2017
Trip 23 25 Oct to 09 Nov 2016 25 Oct to 09 Nov 2017
Trip 24 02 Nov to 17 Nov 2016 01 Nov to 16 Nov 2017
Trip 25 12 Nov to 27 Dec 2016 11 Nov to 26 Dec 2017
Trip 26 25 Nov to 10 Dec 2016 25 Nov to 10 Dec 2017
Trip 27 06 Dec to 21 Dec 2016 05 Dec to 20 Dec 2017
Trip 28 16 Dec to 31 Dec 2016 15 Dec to 30 Dec 2017

Remember that if you do not find these dates suitable to you. We let small groups and even single trekkers to pick their own dates. Just email us at - [email protected]


We rate this trek as easy-moderate. This means, you do not require high level of experience. By taking time, even beginners should be able to do this trek.

If you can walk with a small backpack (like 10kg maximum) for about 6-7 hrs on a day, then you should be able to do this trek. One high pass - Thorung La at 5410m is invovled - requires proper equipment and endurance.


  • Thermal Underwear
  • Woolen hat (or balaclava)
  • Gloves
  • Down jacket or down vest
  • Trekking boots and spare laces
  • Hat (warm) scarf and gloves
  • Waterproof jacket, poncho or umbrella
  • Trousers
  • Running shoes, sandals or thongs (flip-flops)
  • Shorts and trousers or skirt
  • Wool-blend socks, liner socks and under wear
  • Thermal Underwear (not cotton)
  • Sunhat
  • Fleece Jacket
  • T-shirts (two or three) and long-sleeved shirt with collar.
  • Backpack
  • Sleeping bag and silk liner
  • Maps, compass and guidebook
  • Water bottle
  • Torch (flashlight), spare batteries and bulbs
  • Duffle bag (we provide this free of cost)
Miscellaneous Items
  • Toiletries
  • Quick-drying camp towel
  • Laundry soap powder or bar
  • Toilet paper and cigarette lighter
  • Sunscren (SPF 20+) and lip balm
  • Polarising sunglasses
  • Pocket knife
  • Sewing/repair kit (for tent and mattresses)
  • Iodine, water-purification tablets or filter
  • Medical and first-aid kit (see details here)
  • Insect repellent (for lower elevations)
  • Emergency kit including a whistle and waterproof matches/lighter
  • Locks for bags and lodge rooms
  • Stuff sacks
  • Earplugs.
Optional Equipments
  • Camera, Memory card and batter charger (or spare batteries)
  • Adapters
  • GPS unit
  • Altimeter
  • Binoculars
  • Books/magazines
  • Small duffle bag (to leave behind in Kathmandu)
  • Backpack cover (waterproof, slip-on)
  • Trekking Poles

Where can you get these equipment? Should you buy it or should you hire it? Get all these information and answers on our trekking equipment page.


Flights -

We arrange your domestic flight (Pokhara - Kathmandu) for you as required by the trekking schedule. You will need to look for international flights to Kathmandu yourself. However, we can look for the international flights upon request.

Insurance -

It is very important to have a proper travel insurance for your trip. Make 100% sure that the insurance policy you are buying sufficiently covers the trek upto 5000m. Make sure it covers helicopter rescue evacuation and medical bills - just in case.

Our insurance covers only for the Nepali staff, including guide, all field staff and porters. There is no burden whatsoever on your part for the Nepali staff - we understand it is our responsibility and we protect them all.


For detailed itinerary of the Annapurna Circuit Trek, please email us at - [email protected]

What is included -
1. Airport pickup/drop
2. Kathmandu hotel on twin share & breakfast, 3 star (upgrade or budget possible)
3. Kathmandu sightseeing tour with guide, entrance fees
4. Private transportation: Kathmandu to Besisahar (trek starting point)
6. Annapurna Conservation Area entrance fees
7. TIMS fees
8. Trekking guide, porters
9. Daily wages and insurance of guide and porters
10. Staying in good local lodges while on trek
11. Breakfast, lunch and dinner on trek
12. First-aid kits and communication devices (with guide) on trek
13. Waterproof duffel bag for your trekking kits
14. Sleeping bag (rent)
15. Pokhara hotel on twin share & breakfast, 3 star (upgrade or budget possible)
16. Flights: Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu

What is not included -
01. International flights
02. Nepal visa fees
03. Lunch and dinner while you stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara
04. Any kind of drinks while on trek
05. Your personal medical and travel insurance, evacuation/medical expenses
06. Tips etc

Prayer flags near Manang



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Who can do the Annapurna Circuit trek?

If you are reasonably fit, and able to walk for 6-7 hrs with a small backpack, then you are good for the Annapurna Circuit Trek. Crossing Thorung La (5410m) requires you to be in good physical shape. If you are going in monsoon (June/August), raincoat and waterproof clothes are must. If you are trekking in winter, you will need proper warm clothes including down jacket and down sleeping bag.

Horse near Kagbeni
Cold winds past mountains

What about altitude sickness and acclimatization?

Our itineraries are carefully planned that keep plenty of time to rest and acclimatization that allows flexibility and change in plans. The maximum altitude is at Thorung La, 5410m pass and for some trekkers, it is possible to get altitude related problems.

We suggest not to rush up to altitude. Drink plenty of water, and avoid alcohol. Our guides are very experienced in noticing the symptoms of AMS early on and they will very attentive to help you.

Depending on conditions, you may have to rest at a place or descend down.



Average walking time on Annapurna Circuit Trek is about 6 hours. But depending on conditions, you may have to walk for 7 to 8 hrs. There will be time for rest, take photograph and enjoy the scenery.

Kagbeni in Annapurna Region


Didn't find the kind of trip you were looking for? Let us know. We operate many other trips that are not yet listed in our website. Just feel free to drop us your ideas in email and we will be more than happy to work on custom made itineraries for you. We know your trip is special and it needs to be planned differently.


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