Trip Overview

Get on a life-changing adventure on the Annapurna Circuit Lodge Trek, Nepal's iconic trail showcasing diverse landscapes, thrilling challenges, and vibrant local cultures. This 120-180 km (75-115 mi) journey will leave you breathless with its stunning panoramas, captivating villages, and ancient spiritual sites.

Your voyage begins with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar, followed by another to the charming village of Chame. As the trail winds through the Annapurna foothills, prepare to be mesmerized by majestic snow-capped peaks piercing the azure sky.

Annapurna Circuit Trek Nepal
Syange Waterfall, Annapurna Circuit Trek. 

A Cultural Tapestry Woven with Natural Splendor:

  • Immerse yourself in the warmth of welcoming villages, witnessing the rich tapestry of daily life in the Himalayas.
  • Seek solace in the tranquility of ancient monasteries and temples, where spirituality whispers through prayer flags fluttering in the wind.
  • Gaze in awe at the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayan landscape, a kaleidoscope of verdant valleys, gushing rivers, and rugged peaks.
Thorongla Pass 5416m. 
At Thorong La Pass 5416m.

Conquering the Thorung La Pass:

The trail gradually ascends to the Thorung La Pass, the trek's crown jewel at 5,416 meters (17,769 feet). This challenging climb rewards you with panoramic vistas that stretch as far as the eye can see, leaving you humbled by the immensity of the Himalayas. Remember to acclimatize properly before attempting the summit to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

Lower Mustang, Annapurna. 
Lower Mustang, Annapurna Circuit. 

Descending into Enigmatic Lower Mustang:

Beyond the pass, the path dips into the dry and rugged Lower Mustang Valley, a land steeped in Tibetan traditions and boasting historic monasteries like Lo Mustang. Immerse yourself in the unique culture and soak in the mystical energy of this ancient kingdom.

Your journey culminates in Jomsom, where you can either take a flight or enjoy a scenic drive back to Pokhara, carrying you unforgettable memories of your conquest of the Annapurna Circuit Lodge Trek.

Annapurna Circuit Trek, Nepal
Walking down after crossing Thorong La Pass. 

Is the Annapurna Circuit Trek the right fit for you? 

The Annapurna Circuit Trek presents a challenging yet rewarding adventure for those seeking a unique and immersive trekking experience. To determine if it's the right fit for you, consider the following factors:

Physical Fitness:

  • The trek involves walking long distances, often on uneven terrain and varying altitudes. Ensure you have a good level of physical fitness and stamina to handle the demands of the trail.

Altitude Acclimatization:

  • The Thorung La Pass, standing at 5,416 meters (17,769 feet), requires proper acclimatization. If you haven't experienced high altitudes before, it's crucial to acclimate gradually during the trek to minimize the risk of altitude sickness.

Experience Level:

  • While the Annapurna Circuit is suitable for trekkers of varying experience levels, some sections can be challenging. Prior trekking experience, especially at higher altitudes, is beneficial but not mandatory.

Time Commitment:

  • The trek typically takes around 10 to 21 days to complete, including travel to and from Kathmandu. Ensure you have the time available for the entire journey.

Logistical Preparedness:

  • Adequate planning and preparation are essential. Ensure you have the right gear, permits, and a reliable guide if needed.

If you are physically fit, prepared for varying weather conditions, and excited about a blend of cultural immersion and challenging trekking, the Annapurna Circuit Trek could be an ideal adventure for you. 

Annapurna Trek, Nepal. 
Annapurna Circuit Trek, NEPAL. 


Choosing the best time to go to the Annapurna Circuit Trek depends on your priorities and preferences for weather, crowds, and scenery. Here's a breakdown of the two peak seasons:

Spring (April-May):

Pros: Pleasant temperatures, vibrant wildflowers in bloom, comfortable trekking conditions, and fewer crowds compared to autumn.

Cons: Potential for rain showers, higher chances of encountering snow on the Thorong La Pass, and teahouses might be fully booked during peak weeks.

Autumn (September-November):

Pros: Crystal-clear skies with stunning mountain views, dry and stable weather, comfortable temperatures, and vibrant festivals like Dashain and Tihar add to the cultural experience.

Cons: Peak season with larger crowds, potentially higher accommodation costs, and colder nights at higher altitudes.

Other factors to consider:

Altitude: The trek reaches Thorong La Pass at 5,416 meters (17,769 feet). Proper acclimatization is crucial regardless of the season.
Experience level: If you're a beginner, spring or autumn with its stable weather conditions might be ideal.
Personal preferences: Do you prefer warmer temperatures and wildflowers, or clear skies and cultural immersion?

Duration 11 Days
Level Challenging
Altitude Height 5,416m.
Group Size 2-16

Trip Highlights

  • Diverse landscapes, from lush forests to snow-capped peaks.
  • Thorong La Pass 5,416m.
  • Meet the friendly local people and learn about their culture.
  • Experience the unique trekking culture of Nepal.
  • Experience the local way of life and their culture
Group Size
Price Per Person
2-6 People USD 950
7-12 People USD 900
1 People USD 1500


Day 1

Kathamndu To Besisahar 760m.

Start your day with breakfast, followed by an early morning journey to Besisahar via a private Jeep, provided there are more than three people in the group. For groups with less than three individuals, arrangements will be made for a Bus or Local Transport. The drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar spans 172 km and takes approximately 5-6 hours.

Besisahar, Lamjung
Besisahar, Lamhung, Annapurna. 
Max Height: 760m.
Meals: Excluded
Accommodation: Included
Day 2

Drive to Chame 2,710m.

On the second day of your journey, we continue with another scenic drive. Today's destination is Chame Village, the starting point of your trek. Covering a distance of 70 km, the drive is expected to take around 5 hours. En route, you'll be treated to picturesque views of stunning waterfalls and majestic mountain landscapes.

Syange Waterfall, Annapurna. 
Waterfall at Syage, Lamjung. 
Max Height: 2,710m.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Included
Day 3

Trek to Upper Pisang 3310m.

Embark on your true Annapurna Himalaya trek today as you head towards Upper Pisang. Covering a hiking distance of 14.5 km with an average hiking time of 5 hours, you'll experience an altitude gain of 600m. Brace yourself for a journey where fatigue fades away, replaced by the continuous allure of breathtaking landscapes.

Walking towards Pisang Village, Annapurna.

Max Height: 3,310m.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Included
Day 4

Trek to Nawal 3540m.

Start your day with a post-breakfast stroll through enchanting landscapes and dense pine jungles, all against the backdrop of the majestic Annapurna Himalayan range. Today's walk spans 10.5 km, taking approximately 5 hours to reach Nawal Village. Nestled amidst the mountains, this village boasts a monastery and provides a unique opportunity to observe the local way of life among the mountain people.

The Journey to Annapurna Circuit.

Max Height: 3,540m.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Included
Day 5

Trek to Manang 3540m.

Today, you'll reach the renowned mountain village of Manang. The total walking distance for the day is 9.5 km, requiring approximately 4-5 hours to arrive. Along the way, you'll pass through the village of Braka, known for its distinctive structure. Consider stopping in Braka for a lunch break as you continue your journey towards the captivating destination of Manang.

Manang Village, Annapurna.
Manang Valley, Annapurna. 

Max Height: 3,540m.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Included
Day 6

Day in Manang for acclimatization and Exploration.

Today is an acclimatization day, following the principle of walking high and sleeping low. You have several hiking options, such as Ice Lake or Milarepa Cave. I highly recommend the Ice Lake trek, although it entails a long day of walking, the experience is truly worthwhile. This hike offers a remarkable opportunity to marvel at panoramic views of snow-capped mountains, with the chance to reach Ice Lake at an elevation of 4600m in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The ascent will take approximately 4 hours, followed by a 3-hour descent, totaling 7 hours for those comfortable with an extended trek.

View from Ice Lake.
View from Ice Lake trail. 

Max Height: 4,600m.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Included
Day 7

Trek to Yak Kharka 4050m.

Today entails a half-day walk to Yak Kharka, covering a distance of 9 km with an average walking time of 3 hours. You'll arrive in time for lunch, and post-meal, consider a brief excursion around the village to help your body acclimate to the high altitude.

Manang Valley, Annapurna

Max Height: 4,050m.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Included
Day 8

Trek to Thorong Phedi 4,450m.

Today marks another short day of walking as you head to Thorong La Phedi. Covering a distance of 6 km with an average hiking time of 3 hours, it's a day to relax and prepare for tomorrow's significant trek. Upon reaching Thorong La base camp, there's an option for a short hike to aid your body in acclimatization.

Spiritual walk around Annapurna Himalaya.

Max Height: 4,450m.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Included
Day 9

Trek to Thorung La Pass 5,416m to Muktinath 3800m.

Today marks a pivotal moment in the Annapurna Circuit Trek, requiring an early start at around 4:30 AM. The initial ascent to High Camp takes about an hour, providing an opportunity to pause for hot tea and witness the sunrise. Continuing toward Thorong La Pass at 5416m, the high altitude demands a slow and steady pace, emphasizing regular hydration to combat the challenge of breathing. Carry chocolate and energy bars to replenish your stamina during the 4-5 hour ascent.

Thorong La Pass 5416m.

Upon reaching the summit, revel in the transformative experience, capturing moments with photographs and sharing the joy. Descend for about 4 hours to Muktinath, ensuring you take it slow as it's a long and exhaustive day. Allow yourself ample time for rest and recovery in Muktinath, appreciating the accomplishment of the day's journey.

Thorong La Pass 5416m.

Max Height: 5,416m.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Included
Day 10

Drive to Pokhara

Embark on a drive from Muktinath to Pokhara, covering a distance of 162 km. The journey takes approximately 6-7 hours. In the evening, indulge in a Farewell Dinner, a tradition that involves a small celebration with your trekking crew. Show your appreciation by offering drinks and food to the hardworking team, creating a memorable last evening together. Express your gratitude with tips, adding to the happiness of the crew and bringing a unique joy to your journey's conclusion.

Lower Mustang, Muktinath.

Max Height: 800m.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Included
Day 11

Fly to Kathmandu and drive to Hotel

Take a 30-minute flight back to Kathmandu, where arrangements will be made to drop you off at your hotel. Your guide bids you farewell, and if you wish to extend any programs or require further assistance, we are delighted to help and make the necessary arrangements.

Max Height: 1,440m.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Excluded
Note: Given the Itinerary, we can customize it according to your time frame.
Annapurna Circuit Lodge Trek's feature image


    1. Kathmandu to Besisahar and Besisaharu to Chame Transport. 
    2. 1 nights hotel in Pokhara
    3. Pokhara Airport drop and Ktm Airport pick up and drop off Hotel.
    4. 4WD transportation from Muktinath to Pokhara
    5. Mountain basic Accommodations. 
    6. Foods: Breakfast and 2 Pack Lunch. 
    7. Guide and porter (1 porter per 20 kg of luggage)
    8. ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) permit
    9. TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) permit


    1. Food: Lunch and Dinner along the Trek and Pokhara. 
    2. Extra accommodation: This covers any additional nights you may need to stay due to early return, natural disasters, or other unforeseen circumstances.
    3. Tips for staff: This is a customary way to show your appreciation for the hard work of your guide, porters, and other staff. A suggested range is 12-15 USD per person per day.
    4. Personal insurance: It is highly recommended to purchase travel insurance that covers medical emergencies, trip cancellation, and other potential risks.
    5. Gear rental: You will need to rent appropriate gear for the trek, such as hiking boots, a backpack, a sleeping bag, and warm clothing.

Dates & Pricing

Pricing below is per person and based on double occupancy. The earlier you book, the more choice you’ll have. Community Trek also has the most generous cancellation and transfer policies in the industry, we make it easy if you change your mind. Have a small group of your own? Take over an existing date or choose your own. You’ll have your own private guide–and the adventure–all to yourselves!
Departure Return Duration Price From
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How to Book Trip?

Deposits and Payments:

500 US $ Deposit: Secure your spot with a minimum deposit. Remaining Payment: Pay anytime before the trip starts.


You can cancel anytime. Get a full refund up to 40 days before your trip. 50% refund up to 25 days before. 25% refund up to 15 days before. No refund after 15 days or after the trip starts.

Additional Info

» What types of accommodation are available for trekkers in Everest Base Camp Lodge Trek?

There are a variety of accommodation options available for trekkers on the Everest Base Camp Lodge Trek. The most common type of accommodation is teahouses, which are small lodges that offer basic amenities such as beds and food. Teahouses are typically located in villages along the trail, and they are a good option for budget-minded trekkers.

» What food options are available during the Annapurna Trek?

The menu served in most teahouses on the Annapurna Circuit Trek is very similar. You can order a variety of hot-cooked dishes at your teahouse with a choice of both Nepali and Western meals every meal.

» What is the process for making a payment for the booking?

After receiving the confirmation of your Annapurna Circuit Trek, you will need to make a 30% deposit of the total trip cost. The remaining 70% can be paid before 7 days of the trip start date through our company's official bank Transfer.

» What is the amount of extra money required to carry for the Annapurna Circuit Trek?

The package cost already includes food, accommodation, permits, transport, guide, and porter fees. However, we recommend carrying an additional USD 200 per person or more to cover any unforeseen expenses or emergencies that may arise during the trek. It's always better to be prepared with extra funds to ensure a stress-free and enjoyable experience.

Here are some of the unexpected expenses that you may incur during your trek:

  • Cold Drinks, Alcohols, Mineral Water
  • Souvenirs, such as trekking hats, t-shirts, and postcards.
  • Tips for your guide and porters.

We suggest that you bring cash in major currencies such as EURO, which can be easily exchanged for Nepali Rupees in Kathmandu. Please note that only Nepali Rupees are accepted in the mountains of Nepal.


You may pay your deposit and balance using any lawful means. If sending money by electronic bank transfer, you will be responsible for covering the cost of the fees associated with the transfer. The company must receive the full amount shown on your invoice, in the denomination shown on your invoice.

Here are Community Trek’s Bank Details:

Account Name: Community Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd.
Account Number: 01908097270018
Address: Budanilkatha-12, Katmandu, Nepal


If you cancel your trip at any time between booking and the time of the trip, you may be subject to a cancellation fee. This is due to the company’s obligation to pay a certain amount for personnel and resources while booking them.

The following cancellation charges will apply:

  • 60 days or before are entitled to a full refund of the deposit.
  • 40 days before the departure date will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
  • 30 days before the departure date will incur a 70% cancellation fee.
  • 15 days or less before the departure date will incur a 100% cancellation fee.


All refund requests must be made in writing and be received in our office within the notice period stated above.


All trekkers must have comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical and emergency repatriation expenses, including helicopter rescue and evacuation up to 5000m. We can recommend insurance providers based on previous client feedback, but we do not sell insurance. We request our clients to send their insurance documents to us once they book the trek.

In emergencies, we will use your insurance and informational documents to facilitate a quick rescue operation, which must cover mountain rescue services at high altitudes.

Here are some of the things to consider when choosing travel insurance for your Annapurna Circuit Trek:

  • Make sure that your insurance covers medical expenses, including evacuation and repatriation.
  • Check the altitude limit of your insurance.
  • Make sure that your insurance covers helicopter rescue and evacuation.

Read the fine print carefully to understand what is and is not covered by your insurance.

» What types of gear are required for the Annapurna Circuit Trek?

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 10 KG. Here is a list of essential gear lists:


  • $30 to $50 USD for Visa Application 15 or 30 Days


  • Extra layers, gloves, wind breaker and poncho
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm with Sunscreen
  • Broad brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection)
  • Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference)
  • Water Bottles or Camel Back
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Favorite Snacks
  • Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Umbrella (works great in a light rain or to protect from the sun)
  • Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
  • Toilet Paper
  • Trekking Poles (optional)
  • Thermos (optional for hot beverages)


  • Moisture wicking long sleeve tee-shirts (2)
  • Moisture wicking tee-shirts (1)
  • Long underwear pants (2)
  • Underwear ( 4 to 5)
  • Heavy Fleece or Down Jacket
  • Long sleeve shirts (2)
  • Sweatshirt (optional)
  • Fleece Pants
  • Trekking Pants (2)
  • Shorts (optional)
  • Gortex or Waterproof Jacket with hood
  • Rain Poncho that covers your day pack
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Wide brimmed hat
  • Wool hat (Should cover ears)or Balaclava
  • Lightwight Gloves
  • Insulated Wool or Down Mittens
  • Gaiters (optional)


  • Hiking boots with ankle support
  • Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes
  • Plastic bag to carry spare shoes
  • Hiking socks (7-10)
  • Sock Liners (optional)


  • Sleeping bag rated - 10° to - 15° C/ 0°
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Sleeping bag stuff sack


  • Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear (Community Trek provide duffel Bag)
  • Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail
  • Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and day pack
  • Waterproof cover for daypack
  • Dry bags in several sizes
  • Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes


Our team brings along a basic first aid kit but we recommend you also carry the following;

  • Advil or Ibuprofen
  • Diamox (for altitude sickness)
  • Personal Prescriptions
  • Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)
  • Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea)
  • Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)
  • Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant…)
  • Wet wipes
  • Panty Liners and Tampons
  • Face lotion
  • Hair brush
  • Hair ties
  • Hand warmers
  • Ear plugs for sleeping


  • Passport (needed at entry gate for registration)
  • Spending Money


  • Portable Solar Charger
  • Journal, pen and paper


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