The Annapurna Circuit Trek is a true classic! Trekkers from near and far have hailed it as one of the best itineraries in the world with its visit to Thorong La Pass, amazing mountain vistas and pristine areas of natural beauty.
There are certainly challenges along the way to reach our maximum elevation of 5416 meters; the Thorong La Pass is a tough feat but believe us when we say, it is worth the effort! When you witness the panoramic views of the mighty Himalayas and experience the warm welcome from the local people, you will surely agree with us that this trek is not to be missed.
The route takes us to the districts of Manang and Mustang, the only Nepali districts “across” the mountains and completely surrounded by the Annurpurna Range. We follow the River Marsyangdi from the beginning, all the way to Thorong La Phedi, crossing its crystal, icy waters many times on impressive suspension bridges.
Annapurna Circuit Trek starts right after your jeep drive to Dharapani, and follows the Marsyangdi River with great views of Manaslu and Him Chuli to the east. This magnificent route leads you through traditional Manangi villages inhabited by friendly, habitual people who always offer a warm welcome amidst the magical, snow capped Himalayas.
You will not be disappointed on this Annapurna Circuit Trek , the spectacular views of the majestic Himalayas and the glistening waters of a high altitude lake will keep you regaling your experiences for years to come.
Brief Itinerary of 11-day Annapurna Circuit Trek
Day 1: Ride private jeep to Dharapani (1910 meter / 6266 feet).
Day 2: Trek to Chame (2670 meter / 8760 feet).
Day 3: Trek to Pisang (3200 meter / 10498 feet).
Day 4: Trek to Manang (3540 meter / 11614 feet). (2 available routes today, your guide will give you the choice.)
Day 5: Day hike to Gangapurna Lake (4000 meter / 13123 feet) and back to Manang. (Acclimatization day.)
Day 6: Trek to Yak Kharka (4020 meter / 13189 feet)
Day 7: Trek to High camp (4860 meter / 15945 feet).
Day 8: Trek to Muktinath (3800 meter / 12467 feet ) crossing the highest Thorong La Pass (5416 meter / 17769 feet).
Day 9: Trek to Jomsom (2720 meter / 8924 feet) via Kagbeni.
Day 10: Fly to Pokhara (850 meter / 2788 feet) in the morning, afternoon on your own.
Day 11: Morning flight back to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel; further on your own.