Annapurna Circuit Trek

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Trip Fact:
  • Duration 18 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • DestinationNepal
  • Max Altitude5416m
  • AccommodationHotels in Kathmandu/Pokhara and Guest houses/lodges during trekking
  • MealsBreakfast in Kathmandu/Pokhara and All meals during the trek
  • Trip Start/EndBesisahar/Nayapul
  • Group Size1-25 pax
  • Best SeasonMarch, April, May, September, October and November are the best months.

What to Expect:

  • Crossing the apogee of Annapurna Circuit, Thorong La Pass that stands over 5,416 metres.
  • Awe-inspiring Annapurna ranges, Annapurna I to IV, Manaslu, Fishtail, Gangapurna, and multiple mountains.
  • Optional hike to Tilicho Lake at 4,919 metres from Manang before leaving for Thorong La Pass.
  • Hikes and sightsee around Annapurna landscapes through the world's deepest Kali Gandaki Gorge and snow-filled terrains of the Tibetan Plateau.
  • Wonderful trips to Jomsom and Muktinath with an exploration of the Apple orchards of Marpha.
  • Lush vegetation, terrace farming, alpine landscape, the arid cinematic landscape of Manang and Mustang.
  • Responsible for guiding with adequate acclimatisation, logistics, and expertly planned itineraries with Dream Himalayan.
  • Fixed departures schedules of Annapurna Circuit Trek for Autumn 2022 at the most affordable rates.

If there's one most hiked route in Nepal, it's possibly the Annapurna Circuit trek route. This route extends to the Tibetan plateau from the lowlands of Besisahar. In between, you'll hike through a diverse landscape rich in lush vegetation, alpine terrain, streams, glaciers, and lakes. On top, you'll cross Thorong La Pass, which rises to 5,416 metres with an optional hike to Tilicho Lake and Tilicho Base Camp trek.

Annapurna Circuit trek route is almost 230 km if you avoid road trips and hike to Tilicho Lake. The entire route is entertaining with diverse terrain. As we start from Besisahar, we'll pass the golden rice fields and terrace farming. The route follows the anti-clockwise hike to practice proper acclimatisation and cope with the increased altitude.

Annapurna Circuit Trek- A hike to Himalayan wonders in Western Nepal

Annapurna I, above 8,091 metres, and Annapurna IV, over 7,525 metres, are the pride of Western Nepal, home to Annapurna Sanctuary. The Machhapuchhre, also called fishtail, sits beautifully over 6,993 metres alongside 8,167 metres Dhaulagiri, the 7th highest peak. Many 6,000 metres and 7,000 metres peaks garnish the Annapurna region.

In the recent decade, the road construction from Besisahar to Chame and Manang has reduced the trek days. In addition to comfort, the drive along the cinematic landscape alleviates the trip experience.

Accommodation in Annapurna Round Trek

Annapurna Round Trek, one of the most hiked destinations in Nepal, offers the accommodation of your budget. From best budget tea houses to sky-high hotels, the Annapurna Circuit trek satisfies your accommodation demand.

The tea houses at places like Manang, Chame, and Pisang offer basic accommodation. You'll not get the heated beds, but warm enough to relieve the fatigue. We request you carry your sleeping bags for comfortable overnights.

You'll get hot showers heated either by firewood or solar power. Internet services are not everywhere, but you'll get them at some tea houses.

You'll get luxurious accommodation in Pokhara and Kathmandu.

Altitude sickness and Travel insurance in Annapurna Circuit Trek

Dream Heaven Adventure encourages our valued clients who join Annapurna Circuit Trek in Autumn 2023 to purchase decent travel insurance.

Travel insurance is essential especially when you hike to high altitudes. On top, trekking Annapurna Circuit takes you to the highest place, Thorong La Pass, at 5,416 metres. Besides, you'll hike in places like Yak Kharka at 4,120 metres, Manang at 3,500 metres, etc. These places are prone to altitude sickness. Most trekkers develop minor symptoms of AMS like headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, etc. But for some, the symptoms hit hard and make the situation worse.

Hence, you may need health assistance and emergency helicopter rescue if the situation worsens. In such conditions, to call a helicopter for evacuation, you must have travel insurance that can cover the cost of emergency evacuations.

Our experienced trek guides can take care of your minor injuries. Also, with our well-designed itinerary and proper acclimatisation, you may avoid altitude sickness. Drinking plenty of water, eating nutritious meals, and not drinking caffeinated beverages help to prevent dehydration.

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Upon you arrival at the airport, one of your representative will well come you and transfer you to your respective hotel. Plus he will brief you about the outline of the Annapurna Circuit trek. Meanwhile, in the evening time you can explore the valley or take a rest in your hotel.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 1400m

Today, after early morning breakfast, you will explore UNESCO listed heritages around the Kathmandu valley. For instance, Pashupathinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar square are some of the UNESCO- listed heritages of Kathmandu. In this process you will get closer to Nepalese lifestyle, especially cultural and religious aspect.

After the fascinating exploration, you will prepare yourself for 18 days Annapurna Circuit trek. If you are in need of any trekking gears and essentials, Thamel is the ideal market.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 1400m

On this day, after your breakfast, you start your journey to Besishar through Bus. Within 6-7 hrs of bus driving you will reach Besisahar. From Besisahar, you head towards Bhulbhule through the beautiful countryside. It takes approximately 2 hrs of walking through dusty road to reach at Bhulbhule.

  • Guesst House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 840m

After you breakfast, you set off your trekking journey along the Marshyandi River reach Chamje. Upon at arrival at Nadi Bazzar, you can witness stunning waterfall. Stunning views of Manaslu is the major highlights of this day.

From Nadi Bazzar, you trek through the village, Arkhale to reach Syange, Syange village is situated on the other side of Marshyangdi. Finally, you walk through the village of Jagat to reach Chamje, from Syange. In doing so, you came across several streams tiny village and steep ascents.

  • Guest Houses
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 1410m

Today, the first part of trek is a bit steepen in about an hour, you will reach rock tooth after crossing long suspension bridge over Marshyangadi. Then after, you ascend uphill to reach the upland of Tal village. Tal Village is naturally rich and eye catching.

From Tal village, ongoing further up, crossing several suspension bridges, you reach to the village of Karte. After that as you walk further up, you will reach to popular Thonje Buddhist monastery located near the confluence of Marshyandgi and Dudhkhola. Approximately half an hour walk from Ghumba takes you to your today’s destination, Bagarchhap. At Bagrachhap, you can explore the region as else take rest in your hotel room.

  • Guest houses
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2100m

The 6th day of your trek start as you ascend through the fascinating rhododendron forest to reach Timang. At Timeng you can witness astonishing view of Mt Manaslu.
You continue your trek towards the west and enjoy the finest views of Lamjung Kilash, Annapurna range and many others.
In about 5-6 hrs of trekking through Timang, Tanchok, Koto, you will finall reach Chame. You can rest your tired body or explore the beautiful town of chame.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2650m

Today , you will trek amazing part of your 18 days Annapurna circuit trek .You will walk for approximately 6 hrs accompanied by the stunning views of Lamjung Himal, Ngadi Chuli and several others.
On your journey to Pisang, you will come across adventurous suspension bridge, beautiful Chorten and Mani walls.
As you come across the village of Bhratang, you will trek over a path made on the walls of a steep canyon. Then after, you walk through the base of pangri Danda followed by walk through forested side of Marshyangdi. Throughout the way, you can witness icy Lamjung ridge .This beautiful 6 hrs finally ends at the valley of pisang. Pisang is provided with better accommodation facility. At upper Pisang you can explore a Gompa.

  • Huest Houses
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3240m

Your day start with 2 hrs ascending to Ghyaru Village throught the route, you will witness the amazing views of Annapurna 2nd and several other peaks. From Ghyar, you can witness the glacial wall of Annapurna 5th.
After the lunch at Ghyaru, you will walk for 2hrs to reach Nogawal. From Nogwal, you descend down to Humde village, followed by descend to Bharga. On walking further 20 min from Braga you will reach Manang. Some people prefer to stay at Bharga rather than Manang. So it’s up to you.

  • Guest Houses
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3540m

You will spend the 9th day of your trek exploring the beautiful Manang Valley. Manang is well-known stop in Annapurna Circuit Trek, full of lodges and bakeries.
On this day, you can explore around Khangsar or Gangapurna Lake. Manang looks so lively during the peak season because most of the trekkers acclimatize there.

  • Guest Houses
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3540m

Today in the short duration of trekking, you reach to the confluence ofg Khangsar and Jharsang River. Then after, trek along the Jharsang River until Gusong. On trekking culture, you will finally reach Yak Kharka. During your 10th day trekking, you will be rewarded with an amazing view of Annapurna range and Gangapurna peak.

  • Guest Houses
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4120m

Although trekking is easy, you will feel a gradual rise in the trail, from Yak Kharka. Go slow and take rest at regular interval.
After crossing a suspension bridge from Yak Kharka you will reach ledar. From here, you ascend further to reach Thorong Phedi. Along the journey, you will witness wonderful views of Annapurna 3rd and Gangapurna peaks.
From Thorong Phedi, You can hike further to Thorong high camp or take rest at Thorong Phedi only.

  • Guest Houses
  • Breakfast/Lunch /Dinner
  • 4560m

On this day, your trekking is comparatively difficult, yet rewarding. Today you cross the highest point of Annapurna Circuit Trek, Thorong La Pass (5416m).
After an early breakfast, you are set to trek to Thorong High Camp. From Thorong High Camp, you ascend the steep trail for about 2 hrs to reach some tea houses. These tea houses provide tea and other hot beverages to provide warmth to your body and continue your journey towards Thorong La Pass.
Finally, after 2-3 hrs of slow walk on the snow trail you will reach to Thorong La Pass. Enjoy your time at the highest point of the trek.
From here, you start descent to Muktinath on your way, come across the beautiful village, Chabarbu located at the base of hill. At Chabarbu you will have your lunch and then you will trek approximately for pilgrimage site that attracts Muktinath is a popular pilgrimage site that attracts thousands of Hindu and Buddhist devotees every year.
You spend your 12th night at Panipouwa, main town of Muktinath.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3802m

From muktinath, on 13th day of your trip, you head towards Jomsom .You walk through the pitched road passing by amazing village of Jharkot and Khingar to reach Jhong Valley. From here, you come across the fields and meadows to reach Kagbeni, another famous town of trek. At Kagbeni, you can interact with people and explore their lifestyle, tradition and culture. From Kagbeni, in about 2-3 hrs of walking, you reach to Jomsom. On doing so, you can witness the amazing views of Nilgiri peak.

  • Guest Houses
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2750m

Today, you will travel by bus /Jeep across Marpha, a village with flat –roofed houses and white walls. Here you can taste the different apple products. Then we further walk via Chokhopani,Kalopani, and Kopche Pani to reach Tatopani. At Tatopani unwind yourself in Tatopani Hot spring. During your trek, you will witness magnificent views of Mt Dhaulagiri.

  • Guest Houses
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 1341m

After your breakfast, you will head towards Ghorepani. The trail descends downhill until suspension bridge and then continuous up hill.
Today, you trek across the small village with terraced fields and inclined farmlands. The trail passing through rice fields takes you to Ghara.In about an hour from Ghara, you reach Sikha. On trekking further from Shika, through rhododendron forest you will finally reach Ghorepani

  • Guest Houses
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2874m

On 16th day before sunrise, you will head towards Poon Hill for the excellent views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna 1st Annapurna south and other mountain peaks at the vicinity.
After the wonderful time at Poon hill, you trek back to Ghorepani and have a breakfast. Then after you descent towards Tikhedhunga. From here, the trail is quite comfortable until Nayapoul. From Nayapul, short drive of 2 hrs takes you to Pokhara.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • 800m

After spending wonderful time at Pokhara, you travel back to Kathmandu, on 17th day of 18 days Annapurna Circuit Trek. In about 6-7 hrs of drive, you will arrive at Kathmandu. Overnight stay at hotel.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 1400

Today, you will officially say goodbye to exceptionally amazing Mt Annapurna and board your flight to your country. We wish you all the best and welcome you to visit Nepal again.

  • Breakfast

Cost Details


  • Airport pick up and drop by car/van/hiace
  • 3 Nights Accommodation in Kathmandu on Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 Night Accommodation in Pokhara twin sharing on Bed and Breakfast
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
  • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and transportation
  • An experienced English-speaking and Government license holder Trekking guide including salary, insurance, flight, food and lodging
  • Trekking porter including salary, insurance, flight, food and lodging ( 1 porter for 2 trekkers basis)
  • All necessary paper works, trekking permits and TIMS card.
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All trekking equipment for trekking staff
  • All government and local taxes
  • Private Transportation from Kathmandu to trekking starting point and trekking ending point to Pokhara
  • Transportation by Tourist Bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu


  • Nepal entry Visa fee
  • International Airfare and Airport Tax, Sightseeing entry fee for the city tour.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • All Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, bottle, hot shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • All kind of drinks, hot water, alcoholic and soft drinks.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in cost include.


  • Q1. Is Annapurna Circuit Trek Difficult?

    The Annapurna Circuit route is easy to moderate grade difficulty. In the recent decade, the jeep ride to Manang has reduced the trek days making the trip to Manang sweat-free. It also saves stamina for trekking from Manang to Muktinath and Jomsom.

    From Manang, you'll trek to yak Kharka, Thorung Phedi, and Thorong La Pass, which will be arduous due to the trail and long trek hours. Climbing Thorong La Pass can get cumbersome if it's filled with snow. Also, the lengthy stairways en route are tiring.

    Prepare yourself mentally and physically for rare situations of snow blizzards and fierce winds. But for rest, the trek is moderate. Even novice trekkers find it easier than trekking to Everest Base Camp.

  • Annapurna circuit trek cost for Indians starts from INR 40,000. This cost varies as you prefer customization in the trek. Also, if your luggage is above the standard weight, you'll have to employ multiple guides. Thus, the cost increases.

    However, this trek costs around NPR 40,000 for Nepal nationals.

    For foreign nationals, this trek costs USD 1100 or EUR 1000 approximately, the total trip cost depends on the factors you chooosed for the trek.

    For the additional cost, you'll have to pay tips for guides and porters. It is a culture among Annapurna trekkers to pay 20% of the total trek cost as a tip to guides and porters.

  • Amidst the four seasons in Nepal, Annapurna Circuit is best in Autumn and Spring. March, April, and May are the best Spring months for this trek. September, October, and November are the most preferred time to hike Annapurna Circuit.

    The stable weather, mild temperature, and clear outlook make the sightseeing experience unmatched.

    But, some passionate trekkers also prefer the Annapurna Circuit trek during monsoon as this area lies in the rain shadow area. The few drizzles to almost zero rain make the hike undisturbed.

    Rhododendron, exotic birds in Spring, the Apple orchards in Jomsom, the vibrant landscape in Autumn, and snow-filled terrain in winter are the best of Annapurna Circuit Trek.


  • Annapurna Circuit trek route is the safest in Nepal. Even the female trekkers hike this circuit without worries. Even if you set out solo for this trek, you'll find countless trekkers en route. You'll never be alone, most of the time.

    But, solo trekking becomes risky if you get altitude sickness at higher altitudes. You may not get immediate health attention and emergency rescue on time.

    Thus, with a trusted tour agency like Dream Himalayan, you'll be on safe and responsible guidance. Our expert guides with first aid expertise and 24/7 attention help you complete the tour without vital issues.

Client Reviews

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    Zoe DeanUnited Kingdom |October 23, 2018

    Annapurna Circuit

    Had a brilliant time and felt incredibly well looked after by our guide Sam and our porter Robin. Sam was exceptional and helped us deal with the altitude over the Thorong La Pass.

    Would definitely recommend going with Dream Heaven Adventure, one of the most genuine companies out there at the moment.

    Hotels at the start and end of the trek were fantastic too.

  • Connor Carrol
    Connor CarrolUnited States |April 06, 2018

    Annapurna circuit & ABC trek

    I trekked the Annapurna Circuit and base camp with Gopal and Dream Heaven. I had a great time, as a solo hiker, it was great to not have to worry about anything and know that someone was looking out for me. It was also very cool to have someone informing me about the mountains and culture as we went along. Would definitely trek with Dream Heaven again!!

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    Christina AllenUnited States |September 21, 2016

    Annapurna Round Trek

    We had a lovely time. Our guides and porters are so much hospitable and helpful. It was an amazing experience and would gladly suggest using the same team to my friends. We are very thankful for our guide Nima and porters Dinesh and Ram for all the help and for a very good time. You all made our visit to Nepal even more memorable. Many Thanks Again !!!

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    Mikko KervinenFinland |December 24, 2014

    Fantastic experience with Dream Heaven Adventure

    Recently finished 13 days Annapurna circuit trek, organized by Dream Heaven Adventure! Everything organized very well. Suman is familiar and was able to assist me with all questions I wrote before my Annapurna trip. The price was reasonable and really worth.
    Our guide and porters were excellent. Guide Ganesh did immense job with great care. We had great time in the mountain, and excellent views. I would highly recommend this company to anyone who are looking best treks and company

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    James Hey and Thomas HeyUnited States |November 29, 2014

    Annapurna Circuit Trekking

    Upon checking into Kathmandu, we organized several meetings with tour operators and adventure companies to arrange for a guide for us to hike and trek to the Annapurna Circuit in the Himalayan Mountain. By far, the best operator was Mr. Suman Aryal at Dream Heaven Adventure Company (Email: [email protected] ), Mr. Aryal was polite, courteous, and thorough and speaks fluent English. Within minutes, he arranged to get us organized by getting a fantastic guide ( Kaji Magar) who had numerous treks of both the Annapurna Circuit and the Annapurna Sanctuary, our required hiking permits, and our transportation to and from the beginning and end of the circuit. Everything was done in the highest professional manner and services provide by Dream Heaven and Mr. Aryal was exceptional! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them again to our best hiking and trekking friends.

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