Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna massif reaching the zenith at Thorong La Pass (5,416m)

Duration Duration 15 Days
Meals Meals
  • 14 Breakfast
  • 12 Lunch
  • 12 Dinner
Accommodation Accommodation
  • 3-night hotel
  • 11-nights eco-lodge
Activites Activities
  • Trekking
  • Sightseeing
  • Scenic Drive
Price Reduced US$ 1820 Price Starts From US$ 1450
Destination Destination
Difficulty Difficulty
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
5416 M, Thorong La Pass
Activities Activity
Start and Point Start/End Point
Best Season Best Season
March, April, May, Sept, Oct, Nov
Group Size Group Size
1-8 people
Transportation Transportation
Activity Per Day Activity Per Day
6-7 hours trek

Overview of Annapurna Circuit Trek

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the world’s best high-altitude treks. It offers a captivating journey through contrasting landscapes and diverse cultures. In the lower Annapurna Region, you’ll encounter lush forests, terraced fields, and vibrant settlements. As you ascend to the upper regions, the landscape becomes arid and barren, with fewer people around.

The trip showcases different climates and exposes you to various cultures. Hindu villages dominate the lower regions, while the Manang Valley and upper areas are rich in Tibetan Buddhist traditions. The beauty of nature, cultural diversity, and adventure on the Annapurna Circuit Trek is an unforgettable expedition that will leave you in awe at every step.

Annapurna Circuit Trek Highlights

  • Incredible view of Beautiful alpine meadows
  • Trekking through narrow Marshyangadi and Kali Gandaki River valleys
  • Crossing the Thorong La Pass, located at 5416m above sea level
  • A peek into Tibetan Buddhism
  • Therapeutic hot springs at Tatopani
  • Spectacular view of some of the tallest peaks in the world, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal, and Manaslu to name a few

The Annapurna Circuit Trek offers trekkers unforgettable experiences, allowing them to witness the remarkable cultural, religious, and ecological diversity of the Annapurna Region. This journey is a feast for the senses, with awe-inspiring sights, soothing sounds, and heartwarming encounters.

As you traverse this altitude trek, friendly locals greet you with a warm “Namaste,” their palms joined together in greeting. This genuine hospitality leaves a lasting impression on every traveler’s heart.

The trekking route takes you across numerous rivers and creeks, where cascading waterfalls create a symphony of natural beauty. Lush forests provide a vibrant backdrop, housing a rich variety of flora and fauna.

The vegetation along the Annapurna Circuit trek ranges from sub-tropical and temperate forests in the lower areas to sub-alpine and alpine forests in the higher regions. These diverse forests are home to precious medicinal herbs, including the renowned Yarsagumba, a caterpillar fungus believed to have aphrodisiac properties.

The region is also a sanctuary for endangered species such as the red panda, musk deer, and the elusive snow leopard. Spotting these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat is a rare and exhilarating experience.

Why Trek the Annapurna circuit with Peregrine Treks?

Peregrine Trek’s 15 days Annapurna Circuit Trek has a range of premium qualities, making it one of the finest packages for the region.

  • Well-designed trek plan with plenty of time for Acclimatization and balanced hiking times or duration
  • Accommodate you in our most exquisite and awe-inspiring establishments throughout the Annapurna Trek.
  • Well-tailored to your needs with a carefully crafted schedule and financial parameters
  • Ample opportunity for all trekkers to capture photographs and appreciate the clearest views of breathtaking snowcapped mountains
  • Organize both group and private treks and provide lucrative packages for solo treks.
  • Arrange customizable trips at short notice based on your special requests or unexpected changes in your plans.
  • Mountain Views During 15-Days Round Annapurna Trekking

The Annapurna Circuit trail lies between Dhaulagiri (8167m) and Annapurna (8091m), the world’s 7th and 10th highest peaks. The Annapurna Circuit Trekking offers spectacular views of mountain peaks like Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu, Pisang Peak, Chulu East, Chulu West, Nilgiri, and Tukuche Peaks, and the omnipresent Machhapuchhre or the Fishtail.

You will also be walking through Kali Gandaki Gorge. This is the world’s deepest gorge, between Annapurna and Nilgiri mountains at Andhagalchhi (2,520m). The valley lies more than 5,000 meters below the summit of Mt. Annapurna, making hiking the Annapurna Circuit one of the best life experiences ever.

And remember Annapurna circuit package is not to trek along the Annapurna Sanctuary route and reach the base camp of Mt. Annapurna. If your target is to reach Annapurna base camp, then check out our Annapurna base camp trek package.

Glimpses of Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary

Day 01: Tribhuvan International Airport Arrival | Drive: 30 minutes to the Hotel

Day 02: Drive to Chamje | Altitude change: 1300 m to 1410 m

Day 03: Chamje to Dharapani | Altitude change: 1410 m to 1860 m

Day 04: Dharapani to Chame | Altitude change: 1860 m to 2650 m

Day 05: Chame to Upper Pisang | Altitude change: 2650 m to 3300 m

Day 06: Upper Pisang to Manang via Ghyaru | Altitude change: 3300 m to 3520 m

Day 07: Rest Day at Manang for Acclimatization | Altitude change: No change

Day 08: Manang to Yak Kharka | Altitude change: 3520 to 4035 m

Day 09: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi/High Camp | Altitude change: 4035 m to 4540 m or 4880 m

Day 10: High Camp to Muktinath via Thorong La Pass | Altitude change: 4880 m to 5416 m to 3800 m

Day 11: Jeep driving from Muktinath to Tatopani | Altitude change: 3800 m to 1100 m

Day 12: Tatopani to Ghorepani | Altitude change: 1100 m to 2800 m

Day 13: Hike to Poon Hill, descend to Tirkhedhunga, and drive to Pokhara | Altitude change: 2800 m to 3210 m to 900 m

Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu | Altitude change: 900 m to 1300 m

Day 15: Departure | Drive: 30 minutes to the Airport

Annapurna Circuit Trek Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu (1300m)

    Welcome to Nepal. After completing immigration and customs formalities and claiming your baggage, come out of the airport, where our representative will be waiting for you. He will offer you a traditional Nepali welcome and accompany you to your hotel in a private vehicle. He will also assist you in the check-in process. After rest, you can explore the local area and unwind from your long flight.

    If you arrive earlier in the day, you can explore the neighborhood around your hotel and get your first glimpses of Kathmandu or visit the Peregrine office. There will be a trek briefing session in the evening where you will meet your guide, discuss the trek, and ensure you have all the necessary trekking gear.

    Overnight: The Everest Hotel or similar
    Altitude: 1300 m

    Note: Please provide your flight details for airport transfer service.
  • Day 2: Drive to Chamje (1410m)

    After an early breakfast at your hotel, the journey begins with a bus ride to your trailhead at Chamje. The drive is delightful as it passes through winding hills and beautiful riverside roads, offering a glimpse of the Nepali countryside. It takes around six hours to reach Besishahar, a small hilly marketplace; here, you will change your vehicles and continue for an exciting off-road drive of about three hours.

    Expect the jeep ride to be a bit bumpy as the road on the mountainside is quite uneven. Nevertheless, it is enjoyable as it takes you through beautiful hamlets, rice terraces, rocky cliffs, and deep gorges. Upon arrival at Chamje, check in to your teahouse.

    Overnight: Teahouse
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    Altitude: 1410 m

  • Day 03: Chamje to Dharapani (1860m)

    After a good hearty breakfast, your trek begins in earnest today. Your guide will lead you on a beautiful trail with ups and downs. The trail follows the Marshyangdi River, passing waterfalls, rocky cliffs, and lush forests. After trekking for a few hours, you will pass through an entry gate into the village of Taal. The narrow trail opens into the beautiful valley of Taal, where you will stop for lunch. Taal translates to the lake in Nepali. The area got its name when the river was dammed by landslide debris many years ago, creating an artificial lake.

    Taal is also the entry point of the Manang district, where a significant section of this trek lies. After lunch, a brief leisurely walk will take you to Dharapani, where you will stop for the night. You will see a Chorten before entering the village, hinting that you are entering the Buddhist region.

    Overnight: Teahouse
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    Altitude: 1860 m

  • Day 04: Dharapani to Chame (2650m)

    As the trial is a bit longer today, we start early after a sumptuous breakfast at your lodge. The course is primarily uphill as you climb up into the alpine land. The trail passes through the scenic villages of Bagarchhap and Danaque. Rising further, you will reach the beautiful Tamang village, where the trail coming from the Manaslu region meets the Annapurna trail.

    You can take a tea break here, admiring the beautiful view of Mt Manaslu (8163m) the sixth-highest mountain in the world. Continue walking and pass through the attractive villages of Thanchowk and Koto, where the Nar-Phu trail joins the Annapurna Circuit trail, before entering Chame. A large mani wall with prayer wheels is at the village entrance. Chame is the district headquarters of Manang, with good hotels, Internet cafes, trekking gear shops, banks, and health and communication facilities, among others.

    Overnight: Teahouse
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    Altitude: 2650 m

  • Day 05: Chame to Upper Pisang (3300m)

    Following breakfast at your lodge, the trail continues from Chame, passing through beautiful alpine forests in a narrow yet steep valley. After crossing the Marshyangdi River on a suspension bridge, the trail climbs up, offering stunning views of rocky surfaces, including the dramatic rock face of PaungdaDanda.

    You will reach Dhukur Pokhari, where you will stop for lunch. After lunch, cross the river and start trekking toward Upper Pisang. Pisang offers you beautiful views of Pisang Peak and other peaks in the Annapurna Range to your south. The elevation is now over 3000m, and some trekkers may notice breathing difficulties as they enter the area with thinner air. You will stop here for the night.

    Overnight: Teahouse
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    Altitude: 3300 m

  • Day 06: Upper Pisang to Manang (3520m) via Ghyaru

    The trail beyond Upper Pisang lies in the drier rain shadow area. There are two trails to Manang the first is the easy route via the road and Hongde airstrip, while the second is steep through the villages of Ghyaru and Ngawal. You will take the second one as it offers breathtaking mountain views and helps you acclimate to the higher altitude.

    It passes through the beautiful settlement of Mungji and the hidden hamlet of Braga before reaching Manang. Manang is one of the biggest villages on the Annapurna Circuit trail. You can find all facilities here. There is also a Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) health post to get information about altitude sickness.

    Overnight: Teahouse
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    Altitude: 3520 m

  • Day 07: Rest Day at Manang for Acclimatization

    Today, you will take a rest day for acclimatization. You have many options exploring Baraka village, Manang village, or going to the Gangapurna viewpoint. The best option is a trek to the Gangapurna viewpoint, which will help you acclimate to a higher altitude.

    You can enjoy a beautiful view of Gangapurna glacial lake, Gangapurna glacier well, and Thorong La Pass. Return to the teahouse for lunch. After lunch, attend a lecture on altitude sickness at the HRA health post. The doctors there will advise you on the necessary precautions that you should take to avoid altitude sickness. Take the opportunity to relax and chat with the locals.

    Overnight: Teahouse
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    Altitude: 3520 m

  • Day 08: Manang to Yak Kharka (4035m)

    The next three days of trekking will be the most difficult as it is an ascent of nearly 2,000 meters to Thorong Pass the highest point of your tour. Beyond Manang, the trail leaves the Marshyangdi Valley and continues along the bank of its tributary JarsangKhola. Consequently, a slow, steady pace is required.

    As you gain altitude, the vegetation becomes shorter and sparser as you reach Yak Kharka. The trail offers fantastic views of Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, TIlicho Peak, and Gangapurna Peak.

    After lunch at Yak Kharka, it’s free time for independent activities, relaxing, and a further opportunity for acclimatization.

    Overnight: Teahouse
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    Altitude: 4035 m

  • Day 09: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi/High Camp (4540m/4880m)

    Today, you will trek to Thorong Phedi or High Camp. It will take 3-4 hours to reach Thorong Phedi or the base of Thorung La Pass, depending on your body and weather conditions. If the trail is snowy, it could take much longer. Walk slowly and steadily, following your guide.

    Across the river on the other side of the course, you can see herds of blue sheep and Yaks grazing. There are few tea houses in Thorong Phedi. If you are not tired and willing to go further, you can trek to the High Camp, as it will make the next day’s walk easier. It’s your decision.

    Overnight: Teahouse
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    Altitude: 4540 m (Thorung Phedi) and 4880 m (High Camp)

  • Day 10: High Camp to Muktinath (3800m) after crossing the Thorong La Pass (5416m)

    It will be the longest and most challenging day of this Annapurna Circuit Trek. Your guide will give you a wake-up call at 3 am so you can start by 3:30 am. If you start at High Camp, you can start a bit later. It is always wise to cross high passes early in the morning before it becomes windy from 11 am onwards.

    The trail is very steep, but it is easy to follow. Crossing if the pass is covered with snow won’t be wise. Your guide will have the final say in that instance. It will take around four to six hours to reach the pass.

    At the top, you can see Chorten and colorful prayer flags. A signboard also says you are at the top of Thorong’s pass (5416m). Don’t forget to take a photo keeping the signboard in the backdrop. This is the climax of the trek; take time to recognize your achievement. Remember, this is the world’s highest pass. You can enjoy the magnificent mountain views all around.

    The pass divides two beautiful river valleys and watersheds Marshyangdi Valley, where you came from, and Kali Gandaki Valley, where you will descend. After spending some time at the top, enjoy your packed lunch and begin the arduous descent to Muktinath (3800m). Now, you will be more than grateful you brought walking poles. You will reach Muktinath by late afternoon.

    Overnight: Teahouse
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    Altitude: 3800 m (Muktinath) (3800m) and 5416 m (Thorong La Pass)

  • Day 11: Jeep driving from Muktinath to Tatopani (1100 m)

    You will enjoy a short excursion to the Muktinath Temple in the morning. It is a joint pilgrimage for both Hindus and Buddhists. There is also a holy flame fed by natural gas.

    After breakfast, begin your drive from Muktinath to Tatopani. The drive passes through beautiful villages like Kagbeni, Jomsom the district headquarters of Mustang Marpha, Tukuche, and Lete, along the Kali Gandaki river. Upon arrival at Tatopani, check into your teahouse. You can take a very welcome soothing bath in one of the natural hot springs in the village.

    Overnight: Teahouse
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    Altitude: 1100 m

  • Day 12: Tatopani to Ghorepani (2800m)

    Another long day today. After an early breakfast, cross the Kai Gandaki River and start uphill, walking toward Shikha village on the way to Ghorepani. A walk of about an hour or so will take you to a small settlement of Guthrie. You can see lush vegetation and beautiful rice terraces in the village.

    Around noon, you will pass through the Ghara settlement at your lunch point, Shikha Village. After Shikha, the trail to Ghorepani is mostly uphill. This steep trail passes through lush forests and rocky sections. The final leg of the walk to Ghorepani is all on stone stairs. The Magar village saddles on a ridge and offers plenty of accommodation options. As it is one of the largest villages in the area, it is always brimming with traders and tourists.

    Overnight: Teahouse
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    Altitude: 2800 m

  • Day 13: Hike to Poon Hill (3210m), descend to Tirkhedhunga and drive to Pokhara

    Start the day before breakfast as you hike to the Poon Hill (3210m) viewpoint. This is going to be the last walking day of the trek. Poon Hill, a little above Ghorepani village, commands a beautiful view of mountains in the Annapurna range. As the sun rises, you can enjoy the fantastic views of mountains like Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, Himchuli, Annapurna III, Dhampus Peak, and Dhaulagiri, among others. After enjoying the view and taking pictures, walk down to Ghorepani for breakfast. You continue the decent walking to Ulleri and then to Tikhedhunga.

    It is an easy walk through beautiful rhododendron forests. You can take lunch either at Ulleri or Tikhedhunga. At Tikhedhunga, board a waiting car and drive to Birethanti, Nayapul, and Pokhara. Upon arrival in Pokhara, check into your hotel. You can find a wide range of pubs and eateries in the Lakeside area to unwind after a long trek in the evening.

    Overnight: Kuti Resort or similar (Super Deluxe Room)
    Meals: Breakfast
    Altitude: 3210 m (Poon Hill) and 900 m (Pokhara)

  • Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu

    You will be driving to Kathmandu. After early breakfast at your hotel, your trek guide will take you to the bus station and thus your return to Kathmandu begins. We will stop for lunch somewhere along the highway and continue to Kathmandu. The journey takes around seven hours. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, your guide will transfer you to your hotel.

    Overnight: The Everest Hotel or similar
    Meals: Breakfast
    Altitude: 1300 m

    Note: You can take a flight to Pokhara to escape a 7-8 hours long drive.
  • Day 15: Departure

    Your last day in Nepal. After a leisurely breakfast, our representative will transfer you to the Tribhuvan international airport for your flight back home at least three hours before your flight. If your flight is late afternoon or evening, we can organize activities for you on request. Goodbye until we meet next time.

    Meals: Breakfast

    Note: Please provide your flight details for the airport transfer service.


What's included

  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara and guesthouse during the trek
  • Guide, Assistant guide (for big groups), and Porter with their salary, insurance, food, and accommodation
  • Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS), Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit (ACAP), local tax, and necessary paperwork
  • Local Transportation, airport transfer service, and all land transportation
  • Seasonal Fruits, First-Aid kit, Trek Route Map, and Achievement Certificate
    Applicable Taxes

What is excluded

  • Airfare (Domestic and International) and Nepal Visa Fee
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Extra Night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival from the trek because any reason and late departure
  • Personal Expenses like laundry, cold drinks, alcoholic drinks, hot showers during the trek, boiled or bottled water, internet, and all personal expenses
  • Tipping (Not mandatory but highly expected)


You will be staying in luxurious hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Your package includes a complimentary breakfast. During Annapurna Circuit Trek, you will stay in a teahouse/lodge that may or may not have ensuite facilities. There might charge be an extra cost in trek regions for the facility of hot showers and battery charging.

You will be served three meals daily during the trek breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Generally, the Nepali staple Dal-Bhat-Tarkari (rice, lentils, and vegetables) is a meal. However, other dishes like pizza, pasta, noodles, etc., are also available. And don’t miss the Tibetan Bread!

Route Map

Annapurna Circuit Trek Route Map

This 15-day Annapurna Circuit Trek begins with a scenic drive to Chamje from Kathmandu. The trail then traverses the Marshyangdi River valley passing through scenic sections to the villages of Dharapani, Chame, and Pisang before climbing to the town of Manang.

You will trek to Thorong Phedi (4800m). You can see Chhortens, mani walls, and colorful prayer flags as you gain altitude, hinting that you are entering the Buddhist countryside. The trail climbs gradually to Thorong La Pass (5,416) and enters the Kaligandaki River Valley.

Crossing the Thorong La Pass, the trail is mostly downhill. It passes through the beautiful Muktinath Temple and Thakali villages, known for their hospitable people and mouth-watering delicacies. This section of the Annapurna Trail is also famous for organic apple orchards.

From Tatopani, the trail crosses the Kali Gandaki River and climbs to the village of Shikha before reaching the famed Ghorepani Poon Hill region. After enjoying sunrise and mountain views from Poon Hill, we will descend to Ulleri and Tikhedhunga, taking a jeep and driving to Pokhara.

This 15-Days Annapurna Circuit Trek itinerary is well-crafted for trekkers looking for a thrilling and adventurous journey in Nepal Himalaya. Besides that, Peregrine Treks and Expedition offers many other exciting Nepal trekking packages in the Annapurna region, such as 14-Days Annapurna Circuit Trek, 18-Days Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake, 13-Days Mardi Himal Trek, 20-Days Nar Phu Valley Trek, 10-Days Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Annapurna Sanctuary Trek and so on.

Departure Dates

We have daily departures for private trips, so we recommend booking it according to your schedule. We do not need a minimum group size for the private trip and won’t charge additional charges for a solo traveler.

Please let us know if you need additional services like pre/post accommodation, domestic flight, Everest Mountain Flight, adventurous sports, sightseeing, etc. Please fill out this customized form for your convenience.

Customize this trip with help from our local travel specialist that matches your interests.

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    On Arrival Visas are available at Nepal's entrance points for travelers. Travelers from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, and Syria, on the other hand, are required to obtain a visa through their nearest Nepalese diplomatic post (embassy/consulate).

    Tourist Visa Fee

    15 Days – US$ 30
    30 Days – US$ 50
    90 Days – US$ 125

    To confirm the trek/tour package, we want a deposit of at least 20% of the total tour/trek fee. The remaining balance must be paid when you arrive in Nepal. We take Visa, Maestro, MasterCard, American Express, and other major credit cards. The total cost of a Bhutan and Tibet tour must be paid in full at the time of booking.

    We strongly advise you to purchase a SIM card for reliable internet access throughout Nepal. Nepal Telecom (owned by the government) and NCELL (owned by the private sector) are the two main SIM card providers in Nepal. It is preferable to get a SIM card at an airport, where staff will assist with activation and data plan purchases. If you have a SIM card, it will be easier for you to contact us and locate our airport agent.

    You can charge your electrical devices at hotels and lodges because there are no power outages. In the Himalayan region, however, hotel owners may levy a nominal fee.

    1. Mountain-Ready Attire:
    • High-Altitude Jackets: Seek lightweight, insulating, and waterproof varieties.
    • Trail Trooper Trousers: Opt for moisture-wicking and quick-drying pants.
    • Peak Performance Base Layers: Prioritize thermal and breathable materials.
    1. Footwear Fundamentals:
    • Elevation-Endorsed Boots: Ensure they’re ankle-supportive and broken-in.
    • Sock Symphony: Blend of merino wool socks for warmth and synthetic for moisture management.
    • Streamlined Sandals: For evening camp relaxation and river crossings.
    1. Sleep Sanctuary:
    • Mountain Embrace Sleeping Bag: Rated for sub-zero temperatures.
    • Elevated Resting Mat: Lightweight and insulating.
    1. Nourishment Necessities:
    • High-Altitude Hydration: Collapsible water bottles or hydration bladders.
    • Trail Treats: Energy bars, dried fruits, and nuts.
    • Purification Power: Water purification tablets or portable filters.
    1. Tech & Tools:
    • Pathfinder GPS: Ensure it’s pre-loaded with Annapurna maps.
    • Solar-Powered Savior: Portable solar chargers for your gadgets.
    • Luminous Lanterns: Headlamps with extra batteries.
    1. Health & Hygiene Heroes:
    • Altitude Allies: Acclimatization aids and altitude sickness medications.
    • Sanitation Stars: Biodegradable wet wipes and hand sanitizers.
    • Toilet Tacklers: Portable trowel and biodegradable toilet paper.
    1. Baggage & Storage:
    • Summit-Seeker Backpack: 50-70 liters, with rain cover.
    • Day-Trail Duffel: For essentials during daytime treks.
    • Sacred Sacks: Organizational packing cubes or zip-lock bags.
    1. Miscellaneous Mountain Must-Haves:
    • Weather Wizards: Compact rain ponchos and UV-protective sunglasses.
    • Skin Shields: High SPF sunblock, lip balm, and insect repellent.
    • Trekking Triumphs: Adjustable trekking poles and gaiters.
    1. Documentation & Money Matters:
    • Passport Pouch: Waterproof holder for passport, permits, and cash.
    • Currency Companions: Local Nepali Rupees for on-the-go expenses.
    • Emergency Essentials: Travel insurance details and emergency contact numbers.
    1. Personal Touches:
    • Literary Luxuries: A lightweight book or e-reader for downtime.
    • Melodic Motivators: Earphones and a playlist of inspiring tunes.
    • Journal Journey: Use a compact diary and pen to document your adventures.

    Remember, balancing preparedness and over-packing while packing for the Annapurna Circuit Trek is essential. Every ounce count when you’re ascending the majestic Himalayas. Happy trekking!

    Essential Information

    Natural Experience during Annapurna Circuit Trek

    This Round Annapurna Trekking trail is a repository of natural attractions. While on this trail, you can experience authentic Nepali experiences which might be beyond your imagination. Lush forests, rice terraces, breathtaking views of mountains including Fishtail, Annapurna, Manaslu, and Dhaulagiri, among others, and spectacular sunrise views from Poon Hill are some of the attractions of this trail.

    Getting there

    The Annapurna Circuit trek starts from Chyamje, a three-hour drive from Besishaharand ends at Pokhara. From Pokhara, you can either fly or drive to Kathmandu. The drive takes about seven hours, while the flight takes only around half an hour.

    Annapurna Circuit Trek Difficulty

    The Annapurna Round trek is strenuous. It is not suitable for children and senior citizens. The highest point is 5,416 meters. But it is the most popular trek in Nepal, with good trails and other infrastructure.

    Since the trek takes you to a higher altitude, there might be chances for symptoms of altitude sickness. The chance of altitude sickness is most common for people with pre-existing medical conditions related to lung, heart, and blood diseases. It is strongly advised to disclose such pre-existing conditions to the trekking agency before the trip.

    Based on the condition of team members, the trek guide or leader can alternate or halt the ascent if necessary.

    Best Season

    Autumn (mid-September to mid-November) and spring (March-May) are the best trekking seasons for Annapurna Circuit. The weather and temperature of Annapurna Circuit are just perfect for trekking during this time. The daytime temperature can reach 20 degrees Celsius, while the night temperature can reach up to -5 degrees Celsius. But Trek the Annapurna circuit is possible during winter and monsoon as well. Monsoon and winter are the best trek times to avoid the crowd.

    Related Article: Best Time for Annapurna Circuit Trek

    Packing List

    The packing list depends on the trekking season. We will provide you with the list of trekking equipment well in advance. No technical trekking equipment is required for this trek. A three-season plus sleeping bag will be enough for you.

    Packing List for Nepal Trekking Packages

    How much does the Annapurna Circuit trek cost?

    The Annapurna Circuit Trek cost depends on the group size, required service, and tour plan (standard or deluxe). The price is USD 1450 per person. The price will be relatively low if more than four people are in one group. The cost will increase if you want to fly to Kathmandu from Jomsom or Pokhara. We can customize this trek based on time and budget. We encourage international trek leaders and representatives from global travel companies to get complimentary service.


    You can extend this trek by spending more days in the trekking area to observe the local culture. Or you can add sightseeing activities in Kathmandu and Pokhara, adventure activities like rafting, bungee, canyoning, paragliding, and jungle safari to the Chitwan program. You can cap your amazing trek with a mountain flight that lets you get sweeping views of high Himalayan peaks from the comfort of your aircraft seat.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    A travel insurance policy is mandatory to trek with Peregrine Treks. Your travel insurance must cover accidental, medical, and emergency repatriation (helicopter rescue and evacuations). There are many internationally recognized travel insurance companies, and we recommend World Nomads, True Travelers, Europ Assistance, etc.

    This trek is located in the Annapurna region in the western part of Nepal between the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain ranges.

    The trek generally takes around two weeks, but we can extend and shorten this Annapurna Circuit Trekking. This is standard trekking with carefully designed as per our experience.

    The perfect season to trek in the Annapurna Region is Autumn (September-November) because you get clear views after the monsoon. The second-best season in the Spring (March-April) as you get to see rare wildflowers on the trail. However, the Annapurna Circuit Trek can be done around the year.

    The Annapurna Circuit Trek is a challenging and rewarding adventure that requires a good level of physical fitness. Trekkers can expect to walk for 6-7 hours per day on average, covering a distance of approximately 15-20 kilometers, through diverse landscapes from lush green forests to arid deserts and ascending to altitudes of over 5,000 meters. Despite the physical demands, the trek offers stunning mountain scenery, cultural immersion, and a sense of accomplishment as trekkers pass through traditional Nepalese villages and Buddhist monasteries and see some of the world’s highest peaks, including Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu. Rest and refueling can be done at the tea houses and lodges along the route, and by embracing the challenges and immersing oneself in the natural beauty of the Himalayas, unforgettable memories can be created.

    No, there are no ATMs or banks available in the villages along the Annapurna trekking route. Therefore, it is essential to ensure that you have enough cash with you before starting the trek, and Besishahar is the last place where you can withdraw money.

    While trekking along the Annapurna route, you will find internet facilities available in most places. However, it’s important to keep in mind that the internet speed may not be as fast as what you’re used to in your home country. Despite this, having access to the internet can be helpful for staying connected with loved ones, checking the weather forecast, and researching information about the trek. Some teahouses and lodges may charge a fee for internet access, while others offer it for free as part of their accommodations.

    You need two trekking permits for Annapurna Circuit Trek: ACAP Permit and TIMS Card. Nowadays TIMS is not mandatory for Trekking in Nepal.

    To reach the highest point of the Annapurna trekking route at Thorong La Pass, trekkers should begin their journey very early in the morning, typically around 4 am, from either High Camp or Thorong La Camp to avoid unpredictable weather conditions. Despite the challenges of crossing the pass, the panoramic views from the top make the climb well worth the effort for those who are prepared to take on the challenge.

    You will stay in hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara, while the accommodation is in a lodge/teahouse while on the trekking regions. You do not be worried about the teahouse during Hiking in Nepal.

    You can do this Annapurna Circuit Trek alone. But it is recommended that you take packages from government-authorized trekking agencies that will care for your comfort, safety, and well-being. You need to be careful about altitude sickness, trekking trails, food, and accommodation during trekking in Nepal.


    5 Star Rating

    Based on 2 Reviews

    Jole Boni
    5 Star Rating


    Amazing experience in Hiking in Nepal

    Peregrine Treks, in a word, is superb! Upfront communication with Pradip was very efficient, and the organizing was very well. Mr. Pradip received me at the airport and took me safely to the hotel at midnight. The next day, we started the trek; our guide Mingmar was a star. He was trustworthy, reliable, and always smiling with a great sense of humor.

    They all were excellent and perfect for perfectly organizing any tour. I can wholeheartedly recommend them the Peregrine Treks and Expedition. Thank you!

    Spencer Day
    5 Star Rating


    Annapurna Circuit with Peregrine Treks: Greatest experience!

    I was doing Annapurna Circuit for the first time in my life and was reluctant because, at the time, I wanted to start; it was off-season. Because of this, I decided to make this tour with a guide, and my choice was Peregrine Treks because of a recommendation from a German couple I met in Kathmandu.

    I was pleased by how the agency handled this, and I had an excellent guide Mingmar, who was knowledgeable and did everything to accommodate me. Because of his open-mindedness, we had much fun with other travelers. I recommend Peregrine Treks and Expedition, especially Mingmar, for trekking in the Himalayas! You‘re in good hands.


    The best experience we had with Peregrine was the whole tour of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek was tailor-made for our requirements; all our requests were reviewed, discussed, and accepted and, in some instances, with a better recommendation.

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