Round Annapurna trek

The Round Annapurna Trek, also known as the Annapurna Circuit, is a legendary and iconic trekking route in Nepal. It is often regarded as one of the most spectacular and diverse treks in the world, offering a breathtaking journey through varied landscapes, diverse cultures, and stunning mountain vistas.

The trek typically starts in the town of Besisahar and follows a counterclockwise route around the Annapurna massif, encompassing the Marsyangdi Valley, crossing the Thorong La Pass, and descending into the Kali Gandaki Valley. The trek covers a distance of approximately 160-230 kilometers, depending on the variations and side trips chosen.

The journey begins in the lush lowland foothills of the Annapurna region, where terraced fields, vibrant forests, and traditional villages dot the landscape. As you ascend higher, the trail leads you through charming villages inhabited by diverse ethnic communities such as Gurungs, Thakalis, and Manangis. These villages offer a unique opportunity to experience their rich cultural traditions, sample local cuisine, and interact with friendly locals along the way.

As the trek progresses, the landscape transitions from terraced fields to alpine forests, with rhododendron, oak, and pine trees adorning the hillsides. The pristine beauty of the region, coupled with the melodious sounds of birds and rivers, creates a tranquil ambiance that rejuvenates the spirit of trekkers. Along the trail, there are numerous teahouses and lodges that provide comfortable accommodations and hearty meals, allowing trekkers to rest and refuel amidst nature’s splendor.

One of the highlights of the Round Annapurna Trek is crossing the Thorong La Pass, standing at an elevation of 5,416 meters. This challenging and exhilarating endeavor rewards trekkers with awe-inspiring views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks, including Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu. The sense of accomplishment upon reaching the pass is unparalleled, making it a memorable milestone of the trek.

Descending from the pass, the trail leads into the arid and wind-swept landscapes of the Mustang region, renowned for its unique geological formations and ancient Tibetan Buddhist monasteries. The charming village of Muktinath, with its sacred temple and natural flames, provides a spiritual respite and a chance to witness the harmonious coexistence of Hinduism and Buddhism in the region.

Continuing along the Kali Gandaki Valley, the trek offers breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. The valley is flanked by towering peaks and features the deepest gorge in the world, creating a dramatic and awe-inspiring backdrop. The quaint villages of Marpha and Tatopani, famous for their apple orchards and hot springs respectively, provide a welcome retreat for tired trekkers.

As the trek nears its conclusion, the landscape gradually transitions back to lush forests and terraced fields, offering a stark contrast to the high-altitude landscapes encountered earlier. Finally, the trail leads to Nayapul, where a short drive takes you back to the bustling city of Pokhara, marking the end of an unforgettable journey.

The Round Annapurna Trek is a trekking adventure that encompasses the beauty of the Himalayas, the cultural richness of the region, and the physical and mental challenges of high-altitude trekking. It is an experience that allows trekkers to immerse themselves in the grandeur of nature, witness the resilience of local communities, and create lifelong memories.

Trekking in Annapurna region

Group size of the Trek
Minimum one person
Maximum 15 person

Trek features :

  1. Throng La ; One of the famous Pass in the world
  2. spectacular mountain views of Annapuran ranges
  3. Rhododendron flowers forest, many types of orchids
  4. Hot spring
  5. Chances to learn many cultural practices start from low land 719 meters to 4500 meters .
  6. Old Buddhist monasteries & culture
  7. Deepest gorge on the way to Tatopani.

Grade : Medium/ Hard

Elevation : Max. 5416 Meters. (Throng la )

Accommodation : Tea House

Food: Continental

Equipment List:  The requirement of equipment is diffrent for each trek. these are common requirment of personnel things for most of our treks. Please feel free to ask for advice we will provide you the best suggestion.

Clothing and Equipment Check List

  1. Pair of T-shirts and half pants
  2. Fleece jacket and warm Trousers
  3. Raincoats & water proof pants
  4. Down jacket
  5. Thermal underwear
  6. Windproof jacket
  7. Fleece/wool warm hat
  8. Baseball hat or sun hat
  9. Snow & sun glasses
  10. Fleece gloves
  11. Socks – 3/4 pairs
  12. Socks- woolen
  13. Trekking shoes
  14. Ligh sport shoes
  15. Small rucksack for daypack
  16. Waterbottle (metal )
  17. 17. Kit Bag medium size
  18. 18. Trekking poles (optional)
  19. 19. Sleeping bag down ( -5-10 degree)
  20. 20. Flash light & batteries

Personal things

  1. Small kit bag (valuable things can put inside , pocket knife )
  2. Sun Cream & lip care cream
  3. Moist towels for personal hygiene

Round Annapurna trek Itinerary

Day to day Itinerary (16 days trekking)

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu airport(1350m.), Pick up then transfer to the Hotel

Day 2: Full day Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley, 5-6 hrs Trek start

Day 3: Kathmandu Besishahar (820 m. ) 5/ 6 hours by bus – same day walk to Bhulbhule (840 m.) 3 hours .

Day 4: Trek to Bahundanda (1310 m. ) 5 hours, gradual & steep up.

Day 5: Trek to Jagat (1300 m.) 5 hours, gradual ups & downs

Day 6: Trek to Tal village (1700 m.) 5 hours, gradual ups & downs.

Day 7: Trek to Danaqyu (2200 m.) 5 hours, gradual ups

Day 8: Trek to Chame (2710 m.) 5 hours, graduaul & steep ups.

Day 9: Trek to Pisang -5hrs (3250m.)- Gradual up & steep up

Day 10: Trek to Manang- 5hrs (3540m.)- Gradual up

Day 11: Trek to Manang -rest ( 3540m.)- Acclimatization & village walk

Day 12: Trek to Yakkharka -5hrs (4050m.)- Gradual up.

Day 13: Trek to Throng-Phedi - 5hrs(4450m.)- Gradual up.

Day 14: Trek to Muktinath- 7-8hrs (3800m.) Steep up to Throng-La (5416m.) then Steep down

Day 15: Trek to Marpha 5-6hrs (2670m.) steep down & gradual down

Day 16: Drive to Tatopani 4/5 hrs (1190m.)- Gradual down

Day 17: Trek to Ghorepani 7-8hrs (2855m.)-Steep up & Gradual up

Day 18: Trek to Nayapul then drive (car/ van/bus) to Pokhara 7hrs (850m.) Early morning Poon Hill, ups & downs Trek end

Day 19 : Rest in pokhara (850m.)Sightseeing & extra activities.

Day 20: Drive / flight to kathmandu , fare well dinner in Nepali restaurant.

Day 21: Flight back to home or extra activities

Round Annapurna trek cost Includes and Excludes

Round Annapurna trek cost includes

  • Price Include :
  • Pick & Drop to Airport / Hotel in Kathmandu & required places
  • Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing with Tour guide.
  • Food (Breakfast , lunch & dinner with tea -coffee ) in Trekking guest houses .
  • Accommodation in trekking area guest houses twin sharing bases on the trek .
  • English speaking Government licenses holder trekking guide & Supporters
  • Staff food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine are included in trekking.
  • Primary First Aid Kits (For the first aid treatment purpose such as bandage , some medicine......)
  • Trekking permits & TIMS for Conservation area & all the necessary official documents for trek.
  • Transport ; trek start to ending point by private car/van/ Bus.

Round Annapurna trek cost excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee and necessary documents
  • Flight fare domestic and international .
  • Food in Kathmandu or other cities .
  • Airport Tax in Domestic & International Airport & other taxes.
  • Personal insurance , equipment ,medical and travel insurance during the trek
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/Monument /donation and some personal expenses.
  • Helicopter rescue charge in case of Emergency .
  • Staff tips and other personal expenses
  • Expenses burden due to Natural disaster ; such as bad weather , land slide
  • Bar bills such as mineral water, cola, beer,hot shower, heater charge & personal items.

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Round Annapurna trek