Annapurna Circuit Trekking

The Annapurna Region lies towards the northern part of Nepal, renowned as one of the world’s preeminent trekking destination, it escorts you through rhododendron forests and over the foothills of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains. Annapurna Circuit Trekking gives you awesome views of the peaks Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Dhaulagiri (the spectacular ice pyramid) and Machhapuchchhre (fish tail), and those of Annapurna South.

This trekking is the most rewarding way to experience Nepal’s natural embellishment and cultural assortment walking along through the forest of rhododendrons, isolated hamlets, small mountain villages, birds, animals, breathtaking landscapes, you will also encounter friendly and warm hearted people of different cultures offering a fascinating glimpse of traditional rural life.

The Annapurna region is reached via Pokhara, which is 200 kilometers from Kathmandu. It is five or six hours by road and 30 minutes by air from Kathmandu.


Facts of the Trek  

Grade: Moderate-Strenuous

Best season: February, March, April, May, September, October, November

Per day walking: 5 – 6 hours

Type of Trek: Teahouse

Duration: 24 days

Maximum Elevation: 5416m


Trekking Highlights  

  • Annapurna, Macchapucchare, and Dhaulagiri massifs 
  • Year round Extensive flora and fauna. 
  • Unique hill cultures to explore. 
  • Restful hot springs to soak in. 
  • Numerous trekking peaks to climb 
  • Connecting treks to remote areas.

Trek Itinerary

Day Over Night Activities
Day 01 Kathmandu Arrive at Kathmandu International Airport.
Day 02 Kathmandu

Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing tour

Day 03 Trekking

Drive Kathmandu to Besishahar - 5 to 6 hours/ Trek to Bulbule

Day 04 Trekking  Bulbule to Ghermu - 6 to 7 hour walking
Day 05 Trekking Ghermu  to Taal- 5 to 6 hours trail
Day 06 Trekking Taal to Dharapani - 5 to 6 hours walking
Day 07 Trekking Dharapani to Chame - 5 to 6 hours walk
Day 08 Trekking

Chame to Pisang - 4 to 5 hours walk

Day 09 Trekking Pisang to Manang - 4 to 5 hours walk
Day 10 Trekking Acclimatization at Manang
Day 11 Trekking Manang to Yak Kharka- 4 to 5 hours walk
Day 12 Trekking Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi or Thorong High Camp - 4 to 5 hours walk
Day 13 Trekking Thorong Phedi via Thorong La Pass to Muktinath - 7 to 8 hours walk
Day 14 Trekking Muktinath to Kagbeni -3 to 4 hours walk
Day 15 Trekking Trek Kagbeni to Jomsom - 3 to 4 hours walking
Day 16 Pokhara Fly Jomsom to Pokhara -25 munites, Explore around Pokhara Valley
Day 17 Kathmadnu Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 18 Kathmadnu Full day in Kathmandu
Day 19 Kathmandu final Departure to your Destination

Tour Duration: 18 night / 19 days

Kathmandu : 4 Night

Pokhara : 1 Night

Trekking : 13 Night

Day Over Night Activities

Day 01


Arrive at Kathmandu International Airport. 

Welcome to Himalayan country, Nepal. We display your name plate for easy arrival. Our representative welcomes you and transfer to your hotel at Kathmandu. Refreshment drinks, briefing you about program details and check In. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 02


Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing tour

Today we go for Half day sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. You will be escorted by a professional guide and tour you Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath stupa. Kathmandu Durbar Square is popular for its ancient temple and monuments construction from 7th century to early 20thcentury. Focus attraction of this heritage site is “Kumari”, only living goddess in Hindu religion. Different structure of temples like Shikhara style, Pagoda style and Stupa style seems so unique. Swayambhunath Stupa is situated on top of hillock where everybody can see view of Kathmandu valley. Another name of this Stupa is Monkey temple because of real monkeys down here. (Note: Do not go so close to them and picture small babies of Monkey. Mama can angry with you. Be careful while walking too close to them). Afternoon Trek preparation. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 03


Drive Kathmandu to Bulbule - 7 to 8 hours via Besishahar

Morning we come to pick up you from hotel and drive to Bulbule by private Car/ Jeep/ Haice. It is 7-8 hrs drive. You will enjoy scenic views of mountains, village, Trisuli and Marshyangdi river. Some places you can see rafting on these rivers. Overnight stay in Bulbule.

Day 04


Trekking Bulbule to Ghermu - 6 to 7 hour walking

We start our trekking through villages and farm land where you can see many farmers busy doing farming activities. Gurung, Brahmins, Chhetri ethnic group’s life style and houses can explore. We will hike gently ascend and reach Bahun Danda through crossing suspension bridge. Hiking through field area we can see today’s overnight destination Ghermu. Overnight stay in Ghermu.

Day 05


Trekking Ghermu to Taal- 5 to 6 hours trail

Lush green area, green farming terraces and water fall encourage trekkers to hike further. We descend downhill to Syange, crossing suspension bridge easy hike to Jagat, Chyamche and Tal. Tal is beautiful settlement at the bank of Marsyangdi river with impressive water fall and lots of tea houses. Overnight stay in Taal. 

Day 06


Trekking Taal to Danaqyu - 5 to 6 hours walking 

We start hike through river bank, crossing suspension bridge and gently ascend. We will enter the beautiful valley of the Manang District. We pass by villages and small terraced farms of barley, potatoes and corn. At Dharapani we check in at permit office and continue ascend to Danaqyu. We will stay overnight in Danaqyu.

Day 07


Trekking Danaqyu to Chame - 5 to 6 hours walk 

The trail moves into steep ridges, past number of landslides and river as we climb upwards. Higher you climb more you get reward. This day will rewards us great views of Lamjung Himal (6,983m), Annapurna II (7,937m) and Annnapurna IV (7,725m). Before reaching to Chame, we check in another permit office and gently easy walk. There is hot spring at Chame you can have a good time. Overnight stay in Chame.

Day 08


Trekking Chame to Pisang - 4 to 5 hours walk

Fairly easy walk we enter the Apple farming and pass through U-shaped valley of Manang where we will cross Marsyangdi river for several times. The trail will rise 500 meters above the river as we move upward in the valley called Dhukhur Pokhari. Trail is easy, wide, and scenic to Pisang. Stay overnight in lower Pisang village 

Day 09


Trekking Pisang to Manang - 4 to 5 hours walk

Today we make our way to the major village of the Manang District; Manang. We start from easy walk and gradually ascend to a place from where you can see Airstrip and magnificent view. The trail takes you to the mountain village of Manang where you can see the prevalent Tibetan Buddhist culture, impressive view of the mountain peaks in the famous Annapurna range. Overnight stay in Manang village 

Day 10


Trekking Acclimatization at Manang.

Today we Explore Manang village. We will spend the day in Manang to acclimatize our body with the elevation. Acute mountain sickness could be serious problem in mountain so, it is important to take a day rest here. However it will not be only a day of rest, we take you visiting around village, view point and take a short hike near Gangapurna lake. Overnight stary in Manang village.

Day 11


Trekking Manang to Yak Kharka- 4 to 5 hours walk

We leave beautiful Manang and Marsyangdi Valley. As we enter the Jarsang Khola Valley, the trail leads northward and passes few villages as the trail continues to challenging ascend. This is an area of pasturelands where yaks and horses graze between forests. The trek is shorter today because of the higher elevation. We reach to Yak Kharka for overnight stay.

Day 12


Trekking Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi or Thorong High Camp - 4 to 5 hours walk

Today we hike up to the base of the Thorong-la Pass. A five hours slow paced walk takes you to the place of your dream. It’s another one hour steep hike to Thorong High camp. Depending upon your body condition you can choose your overnight place. Enjoy and relax in the cool mountain environment 

Day 13


Trekking Thorong Phedi via Thorong La Pass to Muktinath - 7 to 8 hours walk

Today is a big day, Thorang La Pass is the highest trekking pass in the world, over three miles above sea level. The day begins early climbing to the pass before sunrise. Form top of pass view is amazing. This is probably the number one point to admire the entire Annapurna Mountains. From pass walk downhill towards the sacred city of Mustang called Muktinath. There is a holy temple important for both Hindu and Buddhist. Overnight stay in Muktinath

Day 14


Trekking Muktinath to Kagbeni -3 to 4 hours walk 

We finished our challenging trail. Today we hike down to Kagbeni through Jharkot monastery. It is easy and short hike for comfort and relax body. Overnight stay in Kagbeni.

Day 15


Trekking Trek Kagbeni to Jomsom - 3 to 4 hours walking

Today is our last day hike. It is easy walk to an exceptionally beautiful town called Jomsom. We walk through bank of Kaligandaki river also known as wind valley. We enjoy our last evening on trek with good food and drinks. Overnight stay in Jomsom .

Day 16


Fly Jomsom to Pokhara -25 munites,Explore around Pokhara Valley.

Morning fly to Pokhara. It is short flight and scenic with Stunning view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range. Check in to the hotel, afternoon we go for sightseeing at Devi’s fall, Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, Tibetan refugee camp and more. If you like we will arrange you adventure activities like Paragliding, Ultra light flight, bungy jump, jeep flyer etc. afternoon free time. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 17


Drive back to Kathmandu. 

It is 6-7 hrs drive with scenic views. Transfer to the hotel in Kathmandu. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 18


Full day in Kathmandu 

Today relaxing and free for shopping and exploration day at your once. Evening we pick you up from hotel for farewell dinner. We treat you at authentic Nepali restaurant with cultural dances. Overnight at hotel.

Day 19


Kathmandu final Departure to your Destination 

Today is your final day in Nepal. Free till final departure. We pick up you from hotel for your final departure transfer. Not only departure our staff can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.

Trem and condition

What is included in the cost ? 

  • Airport Pick up & Drop by Car/Van/Bus Depends on Group size
  • Deluxe star Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu in BB Plan
  • Sight Seeing around Kathmandu Valley 
  • Expert English speaking guide for Sightseeing (any language)
  • Transportation all Needed as per itinerary
  • Government License holder Trekking Guide during the trek 
  • strong & funny Porters (It depends on group size)
  • 3 Meals a day with hot drinks on trek
  • Accommodation in Tea houses during the trek
  • All needed Trekking Permit and National Park fee
  • Food/Salary/Insurance/Trekking/Gears/Transport (all) for the Nepali Staff.
  • Group medical kit
  • Comprehensive Trekking Map
  • Farewell  Dinner at Typical Nepali Restaurant to Know the Nepali Culture

What is not included in the cost ?

  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara accept Farewell  dinner
  • Bottled water, alcoholic drinks & Cold Drinks
  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Trekking clothes/gears/equipments.
  • Your travel Insurance and Nepal Visa
  • International flights and if in case rescue flight/helicopter charter
  • If In case extra days due to the weather/flight cancelation....
  • Additional Activities, Like as: Everest Flight, Paragliding, Jungle Safari, rafting and so on
  • Donation and distribution to the local community
  • Gratuities/Tip for the staffs

All inclusive per person price

US$ 1295.00
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Trip Information
Trip Code HMTR202
Duration 19 days
Start from Kathmadnu
End at Kathmadnu
Max Altitude 5416 m
Trip Category Adventure  Nature and Culture  
Difficulty Leve 7/10

Guest Reviews

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Mardi Himal Trek

Laura van Gessel
Amstelveen, The Netherlands  
Aug 10, 2017

"This was my first trek ever, and I loved it!!

I did volunteering work at Swarga Children's Home in Bhaktapur (same owner as Himalayan Moment) for 10 weeks. After this amazing experience I went on the Mardi Himal trek with my boyfriend in April 2017.
He made a summary of our trek:
On the first day I arrived in Bhaktapur in the evening and I was picked up by Krishna from the airport. I was very tired from my journey, but Krishna and his wife Roshni made me feel immediately at home at their guest house “The Heart of Bhaktapur”. The rooms there were excellent with an en-suite bathroom and shower. The breakfast is freshly prepared every day and is absolutely delicious; a great way to start your day! Especially the secret-recipe Kurd is out of this world.

The next day we met our guide for the week: Sanjeet. We immediately saw that Sanjeet is a amicable and very friendly person who speaks English really well. Sanjeet would be our go-to-guy for the entire week and that would prove very helpful during the trek and the stays at the tea lodges, but more on that later on.

After we had met Sanjeet we went to the airport to catch our domestic flight to Pokhara. When we arrived at Pokhara, a car was arranged ahead by Himalayan moments and we could immediately get into the car that drove us to the hotel. When we arrived at the hotel, the only thing we had to do was check in and refresh ourselves in the room. The rest was taken care of by Himalayan Moments. After a quick lunch we were shown the plan for the trek of the coming week and after that we took a walking tour of city of Pokhara with Sanjeet. He asked us what we wanted to do and for how long the walking tour should last beforehand. We decided that we would take a walk of about 3 hours through Pokhara. After that, we split for dinner and we met the following morning to leave for our trek.

That morning our trek finally began. We met our porter and the four of us were driven to Kande. Again, Sanjeet had arranged a car to Kande, the starting point for our trek. Our porter took care of our backpack and the only thing we had to carry was the day backpack with our water bottles and camera’s. The porter and his salary and expenses were included in the price and was taken care of by Himalayan Moments.

Sanjeet adjusted the walking pace to our capabilities and the morning flew by. We had to stop at the check point to get our permits for the trekking area but that was all taken care of by Sanjeet so all we had to do was rest for a bit. Shortly after we arrived at the lunch site and all we had to do was order our lunch and relax. Breakfast lunch and dinner was included at all the tea lodges and Sanjeet was our translator to Nepalese so we would not have to invest our energy in ordering the food in a different language. In the afternoon we reached the first overnight place at Forest Camp. Again, Sanjeet had reservations on the room so all we had to do was place our bags in the room and head for dinner and relax.

The following days were very similar; we would give Sanjeet our orders for breakfast the evening ahead and he would make sure that the breakfast was served on time when we woke up. Every day was very well planned with well-timed rests in between during trekking.

On days the climbs were steeper, we would walk a bit shorter on that day and the days that the trail was a bit flatter we would make more hours. Even though we were not extremely high, Sanjeet was very careful with possible altitude disease. From the third day on we would reach our overnight staying place and have lunch and after lunch we would climb to about 500 meter higher to acclimatize at that altitude and then descend down again to the tea lodge. Since we were inexperienced trekkers and did not know a lot about altitude disease it was very assuring that Sanjeet took precaution with the height and acclimatization."

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Brigitte Heylen
Antwerp, Belgium   
Jul 20, 2017

"I am a Mountain lover, my passion is to do trek close to Himalayas and see the great sights of high snow capped mountains. I did some research online about trekking in Nepal then found Himalayan Moment. From the very first e-mail they did quick response and provide us detail information we required. They were always available to answer my queries. I was sure my trek will go safe and very enjoyable.
Our guide Sanjeet was very nice, he was always available and made sure that everything we needed in teahouse and on the trail always ready to help us. He was extremely knowledgeable about the region, trekking trail, mountains name and their height. Every evening he explain following days plan and schedule that was very reassuring and kept us focused and relaxed.
We have done Everest Cho-la Pass trek, it was a great trip and I already planned to go back after couple of years for next adventure with Himalayan Moment.

Everest Base Camp Trekking

Barcilona Spain  
Jul 14, 2017

"Hiking from close to Jiri to Lukla was my route, while my partner continued on to Base Camp. Although my trek was shorter, the magnitude of what I experienced was life-changing. The service provided by the company, the guide and the Sherpas can only be described as being well above anything expected.The coordination of the entire trip - from arrival to Kathmandu to leaving Nepal - was amazing.Absolutely everything was scheduled to the point where one didn't have to do anything more than to be on location.The actual trek was very demanding, but our guide Mann supported us at every turn.His professionalism, knowledge and personality were a treat. I would recommend this company to anyone and would be glad to provide personal details to whoever might need more information....either call or email me"


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