About Trip

Annapurna Circuit Trek is an epic journey in the Himalayas of the Annapurna region. It is similarly popular as Round Annapurna Trekking or Annapurna Thorong Pass Trekking. The grand excursion begins from the Marshyangdi River valley that continually leads you to the highest Himalayan pass in the world- Thorong La Pass (5416 meters), which is technical enough to cross. Annapurna circuit trekking connects with the Mustang region that includes the significant pilgrimage destination of Hindus and Buddhists- Muktinath.

Besisahar is the gateway of the Round Annapurna trek, however, with the road extension; you can begin the trek from Chame. It is the district center of Manang. This district is dominated by the Tibetan influenced communities. The cascading waterfalls and greeneries of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entice you to adore the god gifted nature. Trek over the Thorong Pass requires acclimatization, for which Manang is the most suitable place. The side trip to Gangapurna Lake offers a unique experience. The trail over Manang is rugged and the higher you go, the more arid region you explore, which is dominated by the grazing meadow. The most challenging part of the trip begins with a climbing through the steep trail of Thorong pass. It’s a long walk to do, so the journey begins early in the morning. Once you reach at the top through the undulating trail, the incredible Himalayan panoramas catch your breath. They include Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu range.

Beyond the Annapurna region, once you climb down from the Thorong La Pass, walking through the arid part of the Kali Gandaki valley begins. En route, Nepal Kameleon Holidays takes you to visit the Muktinath temple, which is one of the significant pilgrimage destinations in Hinduism. It is believed that you can was away your sins of a lifetime. Below it, the ancient Kagbeni lies, that is the gateway of Upper Mustang. The trail goes through the dusty Kaligandaki River valley. The trek ends at Jomsom and you fly to Pokhara.

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Highlights:

  • Manang and the Tibetan Buddhist culture
  • The highest Thorong La Pass and deepest Kali Gandaki gorge
  • Muktinath, the holy pilgrimage destination
  • Typical village of Kagbeni
  • Breathtaking sceneries of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayas 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1350 meters) and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 02: Drive to Besisahar.
  • Day 03: Besisahar to Chame (2670 meters).
  • Day 04: Walk from Chame to Pisang (3300 meters).
  • Day 05: Walk from Pisang to Manang (3540 meters).
  • Day 06: Rest day at Manang.
  • Day 07: Walk from Manang to Yak Kharka (4018 meters).
  • Day 08: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4450 meters).
  • Day 09: Walk from Phedi to Muktinath (3800m) via Thorong La (5416 meters).
  • Day 10: Walk from Muktinath to Jomsom (2760 meters).
  • Day 11: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara and Pokhara city sightseeing.
  • Day 12: Drive/fly back to Kathmandu.
  • Day 13: Departure.

Cost Includes:

  • Airport pick up and drop. 
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with BB plan (Bed and Breakfast).
  • Drive Kathmandu - Besisahar- Chame.
  • Drive Nayapul- Pokhara- Kathmandu.
  • Flight Jomsom-Pokhara
  • Annapurna Conservation Area entry permit
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) card.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast basis.
  • 3 meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking.
  • Lodge base accommodation during the trip.
  • Professional trekking guide and porter, their food, accommodation and insurance.
  • First Aid medical kit.
  • Walking poles.
  • Nepal Kameleon Holidays T-shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate.
  • All government taxes, VAT and office service charge.

Cost Excludes:

  • All personal expenses
  • Drinks Items: Coke, Fanta and Mineral water bottle
  • Alcoholic drinks and chocolates
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Emergency rescue service if needed

Trip Note

Annapurna circuit trekking basically extends to Ghorepani Poon Hill via the world's deepest Kali Gandaki gorge. Nepal Kameleon Holidays organize the trek of your request. However, our effort is to make a suitable itinerary of round Annapurna trek. Please, let us know about your interest. We organize this trek with the professional Annapurna guides and porters.     

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu (1350 meters) and transfer to hotel. Namaste and welcome to Nepal. At your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal Kameleon Holidays’ representative receives and transfers you to the hotel. After a short refreshment, we briefly explain you about the sightseeing trip and the preparation of the trek. Overnight at hotel. (A)
  • Day 02Drive to Besisahar.From Kathmandu, we drive to Besisahar, which is about 7 hour journey. The views of the Trishuli River valley and Marshyangdi River valley can be seen awesome. The forests and terraced landscape along with the scattered hillside villages are brilliant. Overnight at hotel. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 03Besisahar to Chame (2670 meters).The next driving day. From Besisahar, we drive through the Marshyangdi River valley, passing some of the outstanding locations. On the way, the cascading waterfalls entice us. Tiny villages are prevailed throughout the valley. We continually drive to Chame, which is the district center of Manang. Overnight at lodge/tea house. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 04Walk from Chame to Pisang (3300 meters).After breakfast, we begin our foothill excursion on the Annapurna Thorong pass trail. The jaw dropping rock face imposes its challenging nature. Then we walk through the forest and again through the ethnic communities. Gurung villages dominate the villages in Manang district. Crossing the steel bridge over Marshyangdi River, we reach to the Pisang village. Overnight at lodge/tea house. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 05Walk from Pisang to Manang (3540 meters).Beginning the trek from Pisang, we gradually trek up directing the Tibetan Buddhist influenced village of Manang. The Humde airport of Manang can be seen from the way. The charming views of Annapurna III and IV allure us and welcome us to the Himalayan region. We pass through the Braga Manang and gradual walk to the Manang village after exploring the ancient monastery. Overnight at lodge/tea house. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 06Rest day at Manang.During the Round Annapurna trek, we take an exploration day at Manang and visit around the village. Manangi people have good influence from the Tibetan culture and lifestyle. On your choice, we can walk up to the Gangapurna Lake and arrest the dramatic sceneries in the camera. The day hiking from Manang helps to acclimatize to walk on the alpine altitude. Back to Manang and rest. Overnight at lodge/tea house. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 07Walk from Manang to Yak Kharka (4018 meters).After breakfast, we commence our trek from Manang, following the historical trail. On the way, we can explore the Tibetan Buddhist heritage and passing Gunsang, we reach to the yak grazing meadow, which is called Yak Kharka. The distance of walking becomes lower and acclimatization is important for the successful trip. Overnight at lodge/tea house. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 08Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4450 meters).The trail above Yak Kharka is dominated by the pebbles and pointed rocks. Throughout this area, we can see the yak herders. As this is already an alpine zone, we have only a few hours to walk. We gradually climb to the Thorung Phedi and take a rest waiting for better weather on the following day. Overnight at lodge/tea house. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 09Walk from Phedi to Muktinath (3800m) via Thorong La (5416 meters).We get up early in the morning and begin our trek before sunrise. We have to climb up all the way through steep and slippery trail. The higher we walk the thin air region, we get and ultimately we reach at the Thorong pass top (5416 meters). The breathtaking Himalayan views of Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Lamjung Himalayas can be seen spectacular. First three soaring peaks among them are included in the 10 highest mountains in the world. Through the steep descending route, we trek down to the famous pilgrimage destination- Muktinath. Overnight at lodge/tea house. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 10Walk from Muktinath to Jomsom (2760 meters). In the morning, some religious procedures go on. If you like to see that, get up in the morning and walk to the Muktinath temple. The 108 water sprouts beside the temple, pond and everything in the surroundings have a vital role to increase the importance of the temple. Muktinath pilgrimage tour is extremely popular among the Hindu devotees in Nepal, India and other countries. After breakfast, we begin to walk down via Kagbeni. Even we can take a jeep in case you feel so tired. Walking through the Kaligandaki valley to Jomsom becomes challenging after the noon time with the dusty wind. Gradually, we reach to Jomsom, which is the district center of the Mustang region. Overnight at hotel. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 11Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara and Pokhara city sightseeing. From the midpoint of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massif, we take a good morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. Then transfer to the hotel. After a short rest, we go for the sightseeing of Pokhara city. You can visit Mahendra cave, David falls, explore Seti gorge and others. Enjoying the boating on Phewa Lake is a rewarding option. Back to the hotel and rest. Overnight at hotel. (B,A)
  • Day 12Drive/fly back to Kathmandu.From Pokhara, we drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. As an option of driving, there is half an hour flight to Kathmandu. Driving takes about 6 hours. Stay relaxed in the evening or walk around the local place. Overnight at hotel. (B,A)
  • Day 13Departure. Its time to bid farewell. Representative of Nepal Kameleon Holidays drops you to the airport for your final departure. We hope to serve you time and again. (B)

Departure Dates

We are not responsible for weather change and cost for the extra day.

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