The Annapurna Circuit is a popular name for a trek within the Annapurna mountain range of central Nepal. The total length of the route varies between 160–230 km (100-145 mi), depending on where the motor transportation is used and where the trek is ended. The trek rises to an altitude of 5,400m on the Thorong la Pass, touching the edge of the Tibetan Plateau. This trek crosses two different river valleys and encircles the Annapurna massif, crossing Thorung La (5416m), the highest pass on this trek. Practically all trekkers hike the route counter-clockwise, as then the daily altitude gain is slower and crossing the high Thorong La pass is easier and safer.
The mountain scenery, seen at close quarters includes the Annapurna Massif (Annapurna I-IV), Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Gangapurna [7455m] and Tilicho Peak (7134m). Numerous peaks of 6000-8000m in elevation rise from the Annapurna range.
Arrival to Kathmandu & transfer to hotel.
Preparation day at Kathmandu
Drive to Besisahar (760m)
Trek to Dharapani (1,860m) Approx. 6hrs.
Trek to Chame. (2,715m). Approx. 5-6 hrs.
Trek to Pisang (3,185m). Approx. 6 hrs.
Trek to Manang. (3,350m). Approx. 4-5 hrs.
A day for rest at Manang.
Trek to Yak Kharka. Approx. (4,130m) 3-4 hrs.
Trek to Thorung Phedi. (4,400m. Approx.). 6hrs walks.
Trek to Muktinath (3,800m) via Thorong-la 5,415m.Approx. 6-8 hrs.
Trek to Marpha (2,670m). 6 hrs. walks.
Trek to Lete (2,480m). 6hrs walk.
Trek to Tatopani (1,190m). Approx. 6-7 hrs.
Trek to Ghorepani (2,750 m). Approx. 2-3 hrs.
Trek to Tirkhedhunga (1,500m) Approx. 5 hours walk.
Trek to Nayapul (1,100m) and drive to Pokhara (860m)
Drive to Kathmandu.
Free day in Kathmandu.
Transfer to Airport for the International departure.
The gear listed below is recommended for these kinds of trips. We encourage you to get all equipment listed below for the trip and kindly ensure you check and try every equipment. You can also buy or hire the same in Kathmandu, as they are available in the many trekking shops from branded to local manufacturers in Kathmandu.
Clothing and Footwear
• Long-sleeved shirts
• Warm Jackets/Sweater/Pullover
• Waterproof jackets and trousers
• Inner wears
• Warm socks
• Cap/Hat to protect from the sun during the trek
• Woolen Hat, Warm gloves, Balaclava sand Bandana/Scarf
• Extra clothes to wear in Kathmandu when you come back from the trek.
• Trekking shoes (Preferably full to support your ankle)
• Slippers/Flip flops to wear at camp
• Daypack 30-35 liters (To carry your sunblock, water, camera, waterproof jacket and others that you may require while trekking)
• Down Jacket
• Sleeping bag with liner
• Headlamps with extra batteries
• Sunglasses with UV protection
• Camera with charger or spare batteries
• A pair of trekking poles
• Water bottle one (1) liter
• Laundry bag to keep the dirty clothes
• Large plastic bags to keep the clothes dry
Toiletries and hygiene
• Quick-drying towel
• Small face towel
• Toothbrush &T Toothpaste
• Deodorants, Soap and Shampoo (Smaller bottle)
• Face and body moisturizer, Sunscreen and lip balm
• Hand sanitizer/Antiseptic wipes
• Hygiene products
• Basic first aid kit