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Annapurna Circuit Trek

20 days

Trip Highlights

Annapurna Circuit trek takes you through a remarkable variety of landscapes, from lush green valleys to arid high-altitude deserts, and from cascading waterfalls to majestic snow-capped peaks, offering a visual feast at every turn.

At an elevation of 5,416m, Thorong La Pass is the highest point of the trek. Crossing this challenging pass rewards you with breathtaking panoramic views and a sense of achievement.

Encounter diverse ethnic communities, including Gurung, Thakali, and Manangi, as you pass through traditional villages along the route. Explore ancient monasteries, enjoy local hospitality, and learn about the unique cultures and traditions of the Himalayan people.

Trip Facts

Region Annapurna
Max Elevation 5416m
Mode of trek Teahouse
Full Board
Best Season
September to June

Trip Overview

‘Walk along the nature, Test your limits and Check your strength’
Annapurna Circuit Trek through one of the most legendary trekking routes in the world and be awed by the Himalayas which attracts thousands of trekking enthusiasts every year. The dramatic deep gorges, desolate High Mountain passes, fantastic viewpoint, hot springs, isolated communities and remote monasteries will inspire those with a bold spirit and are yearning for a definitive nature experience. Reach the altitude of 5000 meters, discover the traditions of the local people and accomplish this challenging trip which will leave you and most seasoned trekker with some unforgettable memories.

Book this enchanted Annapurna Circuit Trek with Mountain Hawk. We will not leave a single stone unturned to serve you with great delight and compassion. Holiday beyond ordinary itinerary and adventure beyond expectations are guaranteed.

Annapurna Map and Elevation Chart

Annapurna Circuit Itinerary Outline

Day 01 – Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters). Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 – Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03 – Drive to Besisahar and jeep drive to Chamje(1750meters) 6hour . Overnight at hotel.

Day 04 – Trek to Dharapani (1970meters) 7hour . Overnight at hotel.

Day 05  – Trek to Chame(2720meters) 6 hour. Overnight at hotel.

Day 06 – Trek to Pisang (3200meters) 5 hour . Overnight at hotel.

Day 07 – Trek to Manang(3400meters) 5hour . Overnight at hotel.

Day 08 – Rest in Manang for acclimatization A necessary day to rest and acclimatize and explore Manang. the village of about 500 flat.

Day 09 – Trek to Yak Kharka (4000 meters) 4hour . Overnight at hotel.

Day 10 – Trek to Thorang pedi (4450 meters) 5 hour . Overnight at hotel.

Day 11 – Trek to crossing over Thorang La pass (5416 meters) down to Muktinath (3800meters) 10 hour. Overnight at hotel.

Day 12 – Trek to Marpha (2610meters) 6hour . Overnight at hotel.

Day 13 – Trek to Gasha (1970 meters) 7hour. Overnight at hotel.

Day 14 – Trek to Tatopani(1100meters)5hour. Overnight at hotel.

Day 15 – Rest day Tatopani. Overnight at hotel.

Day 16 – Trek to Ghorepani (2850meters) 7hour. Overnight at hotel.

Day 17 – Trek to Nayapul and Drive back to Pokhara one hour. Overnight at hotel.

Day 18 – Sightseeing around Pokhara. Overnight at hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 19 – Drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.

Day 20 – Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.

Dear Trekkers, In our commitment to providing personalized service, please note that the Annapurna Circuit Trek’s itinerary and cost can be customized to suit your preferences and requirements. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we are flexible to accommodate changes for an optimal trekking experience.

Feel free to discuss your expectations and preferences with our team, and we will tailor the itinerary and cost accordingly. We are dedicated to ensuring your Annapurna Circuit trek is not only breathtaking but also perfectly aligned with your aspirations.

Price Include

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus.
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in two/three star hotel in Kathmandu (3nights) and Pokhara (2nights)breakfast included.
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private car / van / bus.
  • Stander meal Lunch , Dinner,and Brekfast.
  • Tea house accommodation during the trek.
  • A government licensed English speaking Guide during the trek, required number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and a general first aid kit.
  • Annapurna conservation area permit, and all necessary permits.
  • Surface Transfer from Kathmandu.
  • We provide Down Jacket, duffel/kit bag and sleeping bag(which needs to be returned after the trek.)
  • All our government taxes.
  • Tourist service charge, vat.

Price Exclude

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory).
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
  • Personal trekking Equipments.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver.
  • Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

We kindly offer the option of a flight from  Pokhara to Kathmandu back an  an additional cost of US$100 per person (US$100 for one way). Additionally, should you require extra accommodation in Kathmandu, including breakfast, the rates are US$60 per person per night for a single room and US$35 per person per night for a double (twin sharing) room.

Why you’ll love Annapurna Circuit trek?

Witness the spectacular views of the snowcapped mountains, magnificent lakes, glaciers and stunning waterfalls.

Learn about the life in Nepalese mountain communities while you stay in small teahouses.

Test your mind and body as this trek reaches the high altitude of 5416 meters.(Thorung La Pass)

Spend your quality time in Pokhara after your trek has finished and enjoy on the bank of Phewa Lake surrounded by the mountains that you have just conquered.

Is Annapurna Circuit Trek right for you?

As this trip involves trek at high altitude (up to and above 5000). So be aware of the altitude can have. An excellent level of fitness and mentality is required on this trip.

The Thorung La Pass is occasionally closed in winter seasons due to heavy snowfalls.

The lodges at Annapurna Trek will cost extra charges for electricity for the camera and mobile battery recharge purposes.

All the travelers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Annapurna Circuit Trek Equipment check list

Duffel or Rucksack bag (This should be nice with good zipper)


Down Jacket (Company also nice and clean down jacket provide)

Sleeping bag 4 season ( also provide )

Hiking pants

Waterproof jacket

Full – sleeves shirt

Jumper or pile jacket

T – shirts

Trekking boots (Water proof)

Camp shoes/Sandal

Polypropylene/wool socks

Light cotton socks for under wool socks( take quite several pairs of these too. Better to carry some extra weight rather than spend the whole time washing socks)

Woollen socks to wear with boots

Sun hat



Sun block for lips

Sun lotion

Goggles or sunglasses ( with spare )

Thermal Long underwear (take quite a few pairs. Although the weather may be cold one tends to sweat a lot)

Insulated pants

Nylon windbreaker

Nylon wind pants

Water bottle

Sewing kit

Medical & first aid kit

Flash light ( with spare batteries)

Walking stick. (company also provide or you can buy in Kathmandu)

Camera ( don’­t forget to buy the spare film and batteries to go with it before you leave .)

Personal stereo/radio

Book ( buy them before you leave or in Kathmandu)

Notepad ( writing a diary in the evening by the fireside is a favourite past time of trekkers)

Multipurpose knife or Swiss army knife

Personal towel

Personal toiletries and medication which should be labelled Please.

Note: Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing, such as those made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals, especially on women. If you find these items comfortable as a base layer then please pack something to wear over the top of them.

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What our clients Say?

Caroline and Dan Canada

Excellent and very attentive.

September 18, 2011

Mountain Hawk treks organized a great trek for my family and I during the month of August 2011. The team of porters and our guide were excellent and very attentive. We had beautiful weather and plenty of wildlife. All in all was everything we wanted. Will be coming back for sure!

Caroline + Dan from Canada

My father, sister and I spent 21 days with Ram, Raju and badri on the Annapurna circuit. I couldn’t have imagined a better group of guides/ porters to spend time with. They were always extremely professional and made the trek a great experience altogether.

Nitin Shah Kenya, Narobi

Annapurna Circuit in May

June 26, 2011

hi mahesh and the rest of the trekking team

it was great while we were there together on the mountains etc. All in the same boat and as they say that sinking feeling but we were adamant and were keen on not letting the ship drown and carried on and persevered and eventually we saw light at the end of the tunnel – literally – we reached muktinath -a very holy place for buddhists and hindus alike !!!

dipak did do a wonderful job and same for prem and his team – so a big asante sana

so hip hip hurray to us all for adding another chapter in our lives !! a milestone by any standards

mahesh it was apity we lost ‘mzee’ earlier on but we inherited another mzee …. you were sorely missed for your chili sauces etc and of course as been our senior member and the wisdom thats comes with it – but we all have to heed the call from above and do what is the right thing for our health and safety !!

so hope all are ok and getting down to business of our daily routines and work loads and asking hte same question -should i be sitting at the desk and do what i do or take time out and do something more adventurous and meaningful ?

its all in our hands

all the best
from the most dangerous aadmi
Nitin Jadu

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