Annapurna Circuit Trek itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrival In Kathmandu

    Our staff will come to pick up in the airport and drop down to the hotel.

    • Altitude: 1400m
  • Day 2 Drive from Kathmandu To Besisahar

    It takes about 6 hours drive by bus and 5 hours by car or jeep. We drive through the main highway to pass kathmandu. The highway passed throgh the Trishuli River.

    • Altitude: 760m
  • Day 3 Besishahar To Bahundanda

    The route follows the Marshyangdi River upstream' we cross a suspension bridge and pass a beautiful waterfall with its fine pool. We climb up to Bahundanda, which translates means 'Brahman hill' (Nepali Cast). It is a good place to enjoy the good view.

    • Altitude: 1310m
  • Day 4 Bahundanda To Chamje

    The gorge is narrow when we cross the exposed bridge and then a suspension bridge. On the way to Chamje we pass several small settlements.

    We already can find many different ethnic groups, architectures and vegetation. The houses are built of stone and the vegetation is less tropical and a Tibet-like culture.

    • Altitude: 1430m
  • Day 5 ChamjeTo Bagar Chhap

    After we left Chamje, the gorge is getting more impressive. We enter the Manang district. Mainly agricultural farmers and 'Trans-Himalayan traders' are living in the region. The route climbs up gradually and we reach the city Bagar Chhap 'butcher's place'. The houses have flat roofs, indicating that there is less precipitation than in the south. It is worthwhile to visit the temple and enjoy the views of the Annapurna Himal and Lamjung.

    • Altitude: 2160m
  • Day 6 Bagar Chhap To Chame

    The trail is mostly rocky and rough, after we let Tyanja 2’360 m behind us, we walk through the woods close to a river. We reach Kopar 2’590 m and after a while Chame the headquarters of the Manang district; we are rewarded with beautiful views of the Annapurna II and two small hot springs.

    • Altitude: 2670m
  • Day 7 Chame To Pisang

    The day starts with a march through the forest which is part of a narrow valley, we cross a river on a suspension bridge, then the Paungda Danda rock face comes into view. The road rises up to Pisang.

    • Altitude: 3300m
  • Day 8-9 Pisang To Manang

    Today we continue through the dry upper part of the Manang district, cut off from the influence of the monsoon by the Annapurna region. Locals own yak herds and raise crops for part of the year, besides they also continue to enjoy special trading rights gained way back in 1784.

    When we leave Pisang, we have two alternative routes, one leads comfortably down, past the airfield of Hongde. The upper one takes a little longer, but offers excellent views of the Annapurna Himal and there are fewer tourists.

    Both paths are joining again together in the large and interesting village Braga, which has the oldest monastery in the region. It is about 900 years old and is one of the Kargyupa sects of Tibetan Buddhism, and contains unique works of art. 

    Today is an acclimatization day, use your time for an active hiking on higher ground, not only because of the view, to sleep at lower altitudes protects you against high altitude sickness. Manang itself with its spectacular location offers many attractions, such as lakes, caves, moraine hills, monasteries and local attractions of the city.

    • Altitude: 3540m
  • Day 10 Manang To Ledar

    Today we say goodbye to Manang. We go through Tenki and leave the Marshyangdi valley. After the Jarsang Khola valley we reach Ledar 4‘250 m. The vegetation becomes increasingly sparse. Manang; the home of the snow leopard.

    • Altitude: 4200m
  • Day 11 Ledar To Phedi or High Camp

    The road goes downhill when we cross the river at 4‘310 m, then Phedi 4'420 m. At the High Camp at 4‘600 m, we find a few good, newly built Teahouses. Because of the high altitude we spend the night in Phedi or at the High Camp

    • Altitude: 4600m
  • Day 12 Phedi or High Camp to Muktinath

    We leave the valley and climbing the side of a moraine. The pass, which is characterized by a large cairn, is the highest point Thorung la pass 5'416 m of our trek. An exhilarating geographical characteristic; the division of the two massive Himalayan valleys. We descend towards the village of Muktinath, which is located in a poplar grove. Muktinath is a pilgrimage to an ancient Buddhist and Hindu shrine.

    • Altitude: 3710m
  • Day 13 Muktinath To Jomsom

    On the way to Jomsom we meet people who come from the restricted area of Mustang. They come here to sell their handicrafts to the pilgrims. Among their products there are also mollusc fossils called Shaligram. We pass some ancient caves and having a stunning view to the White Mountain “Dhaulagiri”. After a while we arrive in Kagbeni the heart of the old Trans Himalayan Salt Route, where two Rivers flow together. 

    • Altitude: 2710m
  • Day 14 Flight from Jomsom To Pokhara

    There is also other option to make trekking if you have More days and like to do more hike. The flight goes early in the morning from Jomsom. 

    • Altitude: 915m
  • Day 15 Drive From Pokhara to Kathmandu or Enjoy Pokhara

    It is really enjoyable and many things to do in Pokhara if you have time but in case if you do not have time Drive back to Kathmandu.

    • Altitude: 1400m
  • Day 16 Departure

    Our staff will pick up from Hotel and drop Down to the airport. Have a safe journey and hope to see you again.