Annapurna Circuit Trek - 16 Days

Annapurna Circuit Trek is an absolute round of entire Annapurna Range was officially open in 1977 for foreign trekkers. The trek can be categorize as one of the scenic and adventurous experience which starts from lower altitudes and gradually leads up to the highest point of the entire trek at Thorong La Pass at 5416 meters. Along the route we can have great opportunity to explore splendid views of several snow-capped mountains including Mt. Annapurna I 8091m, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Mt. Gangapurna 7455m, Mt Fishtail 6997m, Mt. Himchuli 6441m, Mt. Dhaulagiri and Tilicho Peak 7134m. The trek offers to explore several beautiful village settlements most of them are influenced by Tibetan culture tradition and lifestyle, mysterious landscapes, passing dense forests, following several ascends and descends, explore one of the famous religious temple Muktinath as well as walk through world’s deepest Kali Gandaki gorge. The point of the high during the trek rise by high of 5414m at Throng Pass the over dry valley of the upper Manang, home of the Tibetan Buddhists, Hindu shrine of Muktinath and the Kali Gandaki valley, the deepest canyon in the world before Jomsom down. We will take a scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara to end our wonderful experience of Annapurna Circuit Trek.

Trip Facts

  • Trip CodeJNAC 03
  • Duration16 Days
  • GradeModerate
  • DestinationNepal
  • Min Pax02
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Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m altitude) and Transfer to Hotel
  • Day 02: World heritage sites Sightseeing in Kathmandu & Trekking preparation
  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Chamje (1,410m altitude) 5-6 hrs
  • Day 04: Trek from Chamje to Dharapani (1,960m altitude) 5-6 hrs
  • Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2,710m altitude) 5-6 hrs
  • Day 06: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3,300m altitude) 5-6 hrs
  • Day 07: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3,800m altitude) 6-7 hrs
  • Day 08: Rest and acclimation at Manang
  • Day 09: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m altitude) 3-4 hrs
  • Day 10: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,600m altitude) 3-4 hrs
  • Day 11: Thorong Phedi to Thorong La (5,416m altitude) then Muktinath (3,800m altitude) 7-8 hrs
  • Day 12: Muktinath to Jomsom (2,700m altitude) 4-5 hrs
  • Day 13: Early morning fly to Pokhara (827m altitude) self excursion and sightseeing
  • Day 14: Drive or fly to Kathmandu
  • Day 15: Free day at Leisure
  • Day 16: Final Departure

Cost Includes:

  • Airport Arrival and Departure transfer by Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara (3 star rated hotel) with BB Plan
  • All land transportation by private vehicle as per mentioned in the itinerary
  • A day sightseeing in Kathmandu including private vehicle, city guide and heritage sites entry fees
  • All required trekking permits and conservation area fees
  • An experienced trekking guide
  • Required number of porters
  • Staffs food, salary and insurance
  • Tea house accommodation during trekking
  • All meals during trekking
  • Government tax vat and necessary documentation 

Cost Excludes:

  • Personal travel insurance
  • Major meals in cities
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, bar bill etc.
  • Personal trekking stuffs
  • TIPS for staffs

Usefull Info

Trekking preparation and Physical Condition:

Physical Fitness is an important part to have trekking adventure in Nepalese Himalayas. To be fully prepared to gain lifetime experience of walking in the mountains, explore Himalayan vista with combined cultural experience can accomplished by exploit inspired adventure seekers who can walk 4 to 6 hours ascends and descends per day. We generally prefer short and easy trek for first time trekkers and moderate to adventurous trekking for experienced trekkers as per preferences.

Preparation for trekking has not any hard and fast rules and regulations. We recommend all trekkers to maintain their physical fitness level a couple of months before the trek. The fitness activities might be jugging, walk through steps (Uphill and Downhill), join a fitness club etc. while achieving the adventure experience of trekking, physical fitness as well as mental fitness plays vital role, every trekkers should also have to be mentally prepared.

Accommodation and Meals during the Trek:
Almost popular trekking regions in Nepal are filled with sophisticated tea house lodges which offer standard room accommodation and hygienic foods. Every trekker can choose varieties of foods; Nepali, Continental, Indian etc from the menu. Apart from the popular trekking routes where the tea houses are not available, we will provide camping accommodation and prepare meals by our team members. In cities, you can choose any (non star to 5 star categorized) hotel to stay before/after begin the trip as per your budget and requirement.

Grades of Trekking:
A Himalayan country Nepal amazingly presents several world’s high mountains including world’s top Mt. Everest, other mountains above 8000m from sea level and several snow-capped peaks. Grades of trekking determines as per altitude level, duration of the trek, level of difficulties, wilderness in trails and many more factors. Basically we classify the grades as; Easy, Moderate, Strenuous & Adventurous. Easy trekking is suitable for beginners, and gradually all grades trails offers unique taste of adventure for all adventure seeking trekkers.

High Altitude Sickness:
High altitude Sickness is totally unusual and unexpected sickness which means effect of high altitudes while in a trekking. It attracts more if we ascend so quickly in the mountains. As we know that prevention is better than cure, we don’t have to gain altitudes too quickly, acclimatize with altitude by slow and steady walk with numbers of reserve days would be a good idea.

The symptoms of high altitude sickness are; loss of appetite, sleep disturbance, difficult to pass urine, headache, irregular breathing, Nausea, mild weakness, hands and face swelling etc.

In case of such sickness while you are in mountain with our team, every trekker needs to follow the instructions provided by your guide, guides from Junket Nepal (P) Ltd always are well aware about such sickness and basic treatment procedure. Immediately descend from the altitude is one of the major treatment of high altitude sickness. Drink a lot of water, take some garlic soup, you may also take Diamox 250mg and other modes of cure. If the situation would be out of control situation with serious sickness, we will arrange immediate emergency evacuation by horse or helicopter depending upon the situation.

Best Season for Trekking:

Generally 2 seasons in an annual year are considered as a peak season of trekking and mountaineering in Nepal which are autumn – September, October & November and spring – March, April & May. During the season view of mountain will be clear. Some adventure seekers who want to walk not facing other large groups, peaceful environments can also choose December – February. June-August months are monsoon season which ruins long trekking trips but one can choose short hiking trips.

Types of Trekking:

Types of trekking can be categorized in 2 different parts;

I) Tea house trekking; available in several popular trekking regions of Nepal. This type or trek generally operated by using tea house lodges for meals and accommodations during the entire trekking. Tea house lodges are not well sophisticated as hotels and resorts in cities but they provide simply the best services and facilities.

II) Camping Trekking; required to set up tented camps for the less beaten trekking regions where those tea house lodges are not available. During the camping trek, our crew team will carry all camping equipments, meals and essentials.

Trekking Permits:
Trekking permits are essential before entering into every trekking trails. Your trip detail should have to be registered.  Types of trekking permits are as follows:

I) TIMS (Trekkers Information Manual System): It is required for your safety provided by an umbrella organization of trekking agencies - Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN). It helps to keep record of every trekkers in mountains and control illegal trekking operators by keeping your details (Name, Nationality, Date of Birth and Passport Number)

II) National Park/Conservation Area Permits: Every trekking trail are joined with at least one national park or conservation area project where we have to issue permit and have to pay certain royalty for Conservation area project. For example; Annapurna Conservation Area Project required for Annapurna region trekking, Sanagmatha National Park permit required for Everest region trekking etc.

III) Special Permits: It is compulsory for restricted area’s trekking in Nepal. Nepal government has listed some important trekking trails in their restricted area lists such as Upper Mustang, Upper Dolpo, Lower Dolpo, Manaslu Circuit, Makalu Circuit etc. such permits are need to be issued from department of immigration of Nepal. This permit’s royalty rates are generally higher than national park/conservation area fees and TIMS differ from season of trek and its duration.  Please contact us for full extent of information about royalty lists for special permits.

Trekking Safety and Security:

Safety and security is one of the major factors while in Nepalese mountains for trekking adventure where we might face unusual sickness, problems, injury and so on. First of all be sure you have chosen best company for your trekking holiday that’s why you will get experienced and knowledgeable trekking staffs. Guidelines from trekking leader plays vital role to be safe from such unusual problems. We generally provide experienced guides who are well trained having high level of knowledge about altitude sickness and other possible problems as well as basic treatment procedure to be safe from the problems.


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Trip Note

Our itinerary can be changed accordingly to your interest, duration and preference. If you want to do extra activities such as Mountain Flight, Jungle Safari, Sight Seeing, All Nepal Tours, Hotel Booking, Flight Ticket, Tourist Bus Ticket, Vehicle on Hire, Peak Climbing, Rafting, Paragliding. We are ready to serve you. We are always happy to follow your suggestion accordingly. 

Certificate & Parthers

Nepal GovernmentNepal Tourism BoardTAANNepal Mounataineering Association Himalayan Resue Association Lovely Planet Trip Advisor