12 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek

Trip CostUS$ 830 (Per Person)
  • Duration 12 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Strenuous
  • Activity Trekking
  • Accomodation Hotel + Lodges
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • Meals:Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
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"Annapurna Circuit trek is one of the classic tea house treks which take you to explore the wide range of spectacular Mountain View and landscape while crossing the world’s highest pass Throng La Pass (5416m)".

Our 12 Days Annapurna circuit trek is considered as one of the world’s best trekking routes of Himalayas, offers  magnificent mountains views of the Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m) Mt. Manaslu (8163 m), Mt. Annapurna III –IV, Mt. Nilgiri (7041m), Mt. Lamjung Himal (6986m),Tukuche peak (6920m), Tilicho peak (7134m) and many other surrounding picturesque snowcapped, while walking through the subtropical jungle, Tibetan influenced,  world’s deepest gorges, natural hot springs, pilgrimage sites of both Hindu and Buddhists along perceptive interface with local people of mountains and their life style.

The Annapurna circuit trek is well known as Around Annapurna Circuit trek as well, it’s the bit more challenging than other normal trekking routes of Nepal Himalayas. The journey begins from Kathmandu after visiting the beautiful historical places during the Kathmandu Valley sightseeing. The trails reveal it gradually Alpine valley over the Throng La to The Kaligandaki valley. After crossing the highest pass then the trail leads us to a desert-like Trans Himalayan region.

The around Annapurna trekking would be right choice for trekkers who have a short holidays for trekking in Nepal Himalayas and the best time that you could explore and enjoy more here for this trekking is (spring and autumn), Join a fantastic 12 Days Annapurna circuit trek with Alpine Ramble Treks now and make an experience of Himalayas once in a lifetime.

Trip Highlights of 12 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek

  • Scenic drive to Chame
  • Trek through the beautiful Tibetan villages
  • World's highest pass Throng La (5416M) 
  • Popular Hindu and the Buddhist temple (Muktinath Temple) 
  • Natural Hot spring 
  • World's deepest Gorge 

Outline Day to Day Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Drive to Bhulbhule (845 m / 2,815 ft) 200 km west of the Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Drive to Chame (2,610 m/8,890 ft) - 6 hrs
  • Day 03: Trek to Pisang (3,115 m/10,200 ft) - 6hrs
  • Day 04: Trek to Manang (3,540 m/11,300 ft) – 5hrs
  • Day 05: Acclimatization day
  • Day 06: Trek to Yak Kharka (4,050 m/14,275 ft) – 3-4hrs
  • Day 07: Trek to ThorongPhedi (4,525 m/14,525 ft) –4-5hrs
  • Day 08: Trek to Muktinath Temple (3760 m/12623 ft) by way of the Thorung La high pass (5,416 m/17,756 ft) 9hrs
  • Day 09: Trek to Jomsom (100m) – 7-8 hrs
  • Day 10: Drive to Tatopani (Hot spring) – 5/6hrs
  • Day 11: Drive to Pokhara 4/5 hrs.
  • Day 12: from Pokhara (820 m/ 2,690 ft ) to Kathmandu (1,350 m/4,450 ft) - 6-7hrs

Detail Itineraries

  • Day 01:Drive to Bhulbhule (845 m / 2,815 ft) 200 km west of the KathmanduAfter having an early breakfast, we will start our trip with the drive along the Prithvi highway from Kathmandu, through the beautiful river view cross the Trishuli River. our bus will stop along the way for breakfast, lunch and toilets, we will be seeing some beautiful views of mountains including Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang ranges. after 6 hours pleasant drive then we reach to Besishar where we prepare for our next day, Overnight at Lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge(B+L+D)
  • Day 02:Drive to Chame (2,610 m/8,890 ft) - 6 hrsToday we will take a four-wheel jeep to Chame, the drive will follow through the beautiful ethnic Gurung and Magar villages along the way and while driving a jeep we will be able to see the gorgeous waterfall and snow mountain views of Lamjung Himal.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge(B+L+D)
  • Day 03:Trek to Pisang (3,115 m/10,200 ft) - 6hrsToday is our first-day walk, our journey begins after having breakfast at our lodge. The trail will traverse through the left side of the valley and after apple farm village Bartang you will cross the suspension bridge and after a bit uphill you will reach another beautiful village called Dhikurpokhari where possibly we will take our lunch break. after lunch our short walk to Pisang would be pleasant while observing the beautiful mountain views of Annapurna ii, Annapurna iv and the Pisang peak etc, stay overnight at lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge(B+L+D)
  • Day 04:Trek to Manang (3,540 m/11,300 ft) – 5hrsOur second-day walk will be starting after breakfast at our hotel at Pisang. today we have two choices for the trail to choose. One trail goes through high above the valley from the right side of the Upper Pisang village and another trail goes through the valley from the left side following the Marasyangdi River. both paths are stunning and offer breathtaking mountains views while crossing the many walls, pray flags, monastery and local villages along the way, Stay overnight at lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge(B+L+D)
  • Day 05:Acclimatization dayOn the acclimatization day, we will able to go to Ice lake 4600m/15088ft Lake for the excursion which is very popular and stunning lake in Annapurna region. It will take around 4/5 hrs back and forth. it will be absolutely pleasant hiking to there and at the same time we will be observing the magnificent mountains and scenery. Overnight we stay at the lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge(B+L+D)
  • Day 06:Trek to Yak Kharka (4,050 m/14,275 ft) – 3-4hrsToday our trek will be short in the high elevations, the trail goes through the dry terrain. With growing altitude it would be difficult to breathe so we will take slow and steady pace to make it to our destination for the day. During the trek, you will able to see the views od Gangapurna, Khangsahar, Chulu west, Chulu central, Chulu east, Glacier dome, Khangsar Kang, and many other small peaks, after 3/4 hours walk then we will get to Yak Kharka and stay overnight at a lodge,

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge(B+L+D)

  • Day 07:Trek to ThorongPhedi (4,525 m/14,525 ft) –4-5hrsOur trek trail today will lead us through the right side in the beginning until we cross the suspension bridge and the trail goes through the left side of the valley and reaches the Throng Phedi 4450m/14596ft, stay overnight at lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge(B+L+D)
  • Day 08:Trek to Muktinath Temple (3760 m/12623 ft) by way of the Thorung La high pass (5,416 m/17,756 ft) 9hrsToday is our one of the challenging day of the whole trip, we start our journey after having early morning breakfast around4 AM depending on the season and cross through Through-La 5416m/17764ft world largest pass. after breakfast we will climb 300-400 to Throng La, After crossing the pass we will descend all the way down to Muktinath. Now we are entering into Kalagandaki Valley which is simply stunning and marvellous. we stay overnight at Lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge(B+L+D)
  • Day 09:Trek to Jomsom (100m) – 7-8 hrsOur trek to Jomsom is easy and nice, after breakfast we walk down until we reach the place called Kagbeni then continue further down to Jomsom while seeing the beautiful mediaeval village like Jharkot, Kagbeni. After Kagbeni the walk will be through the valley and now you have entered the windy valley so you have to prepare yourself for possible hard breezing. You can see Nilgiri north, Tukuchey peak, Dhaulagiri massif during the day. Overnight stay at Lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge(B+L+D)
  • Day 10:Drive to Tatopani (Hot spring) – 5/6hrsToday we will take the local bus to Tatopani. it will take us around 5/6 hours to arrive here while crossing the deepest gorge and few other stunning waterfalls and green forest views along the way. as we arrive at Tatopani we will have the bath at natural hot spring and its time to chill out after the big trek in mountains.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge(B+L+D)
  • Day 11:Drive to Pokhara 4/5 hrs.Today is the long day and tough day in our journey. Trek starts very early in the morning. The trail is much uphill, climbing up passing the first tea shop, continuing on rough ground or on the snow-covered ground all the way to top (5416m). At the top, there is Buddhist flag and tea shop where you will get hot drinks. Walking 20m further up you will see the frozen ice lake at bottom of the Through peak. From here the trail descends steeply down 4hrs with a magnificent view of Mt. Dhaulagiri and other mountains with Kaligandaki valley to Muktinath, where you can visit the Vishnu temple, monastery108 water tap and natural burning gas, Overnight at lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, and Lunch(B+L)
  • Day 12:from Pokhara (820 m/ 2,690 ft ) to Kathmandu (1,350 m/4,450 ft) - 6-7hrsToday we will have early breakfast at the hotel in Pokhara and a short drive to tourist bus station. Normally, our tourist bus leaves at 7:30 AM in the morning. Our few hour driving will be a fantastic experience as we drive past many satellite towns on the way and we are able to see rural settlements, gushing rivers, terraces, and green rural landscapes as well as doing a river rafting in Trisuli river. Our bus climbs on the last section to get back to Kathmandu and we are finally here in the Kathmandu valley. Overnight at Hotel.

    Service Included: Breakfast, (B)

Cost Includes

  • International and domestic Airport pick-up and drop-off and all transportation by tourist bus & private vehicle in the city.
  •  Kathmandu valley sightseeing with a tour guide. 
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner with hot drinks) during the trek in Himalaya.
  • A highly experienced and knowledgeable English speaking guide and a porter.
  • All Food, Accommodation, Insurance, and transportation for the porter and 1porter for 2 trekkers to help the backpack.
  • Annapurna conservation area permit 
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Managment System) 
  • Accommodation 2-night standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • 2-night accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Tea house lodge during the trek
  • Arranged an emergency helicopter services (paid by your travel insurance)
  • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, down jacket etc.. on return basic
  • Exclusives First aids box.
  • All Government and local taxes.
  • Kathmandu-Besishar-Pokhara-Kathmandu by bus.
  • Assistant guide group size more than 4 people in a group.
  • Appreciation of certificate after the successful trek.
  • Compay T-shirt 
  • Farewell Dinner at typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu with cultural dance.   

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
  • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule
  • Extra drinks as alcoholic & non-alcoholic
  • Surplus luggage charges for domestic airport
  • Additional cost by out of management control due to the landscape, weather condition, illness, change of government policies, strikes and physical condition etc.
  • Personal expense such as snacks, laundry, telephone, wife, hot shower etc.
  • Travel insurance 
  • Tips for guide and porter

Departure Details

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
30 May, 2018 10 June, 2018 US $830 Guaranteed
07 June, 2018 18 June, 2018 US $830 Guaranteed
22 June, 2018 03 July, 2018 US $830 Guaranteed
29 June, 2018 10 July, 2018 US $830 Guaranteed
01 July, 2018 12 July, 2018 US $830 Guaranteed
07 July, 2018 18 July, 2018 US $830 Guaranteed
11 July, 2018 22 July, 2018 US $830 Guaranteed
20 July, 2018 31 July, 2018 US $830 Guaranteed

Clients Reviews

  • Diablonde
    United Kingdom Published: Saturday, October 21, 2017

    Annapurna Circuit with Lake Tilicho


    Annapurna Circuit with Lake Tilicho I have just returned from an amazing 15 day trek of the Annapurna Circuit with Rohit as my guide/porter. Rohit took care of everything from permits, travel, accommodation, ordering food and guiding along the trails. I really enjoyed having Rohit as my guide as he…Continue

  • Martin Bierbaum
    Martin Bierbaum
    Germany Published: Wednesday, March 16, 2016

    Annapurna Circuit


    We just had the best time in Nepal with Dil.  The really beautiful trail of the Annapurna Circuit is worth to hike on, with all its stunning landscapes It will give you some long lasting impressions of Nepal.  And with Dil on your side you've got the best guide you…Continue

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Trip Note

Personal Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is compulsory for all the Clients undertaking any activities. It will be provided adequate protection tour to cover personal injury, death, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue, and any kind of illness will be cover in the insurance package. Alpine Ramble strongly recommends you to buy an insurance package through a reliable insurance company in your city or country.

Health and Fitness requirement

Annapurna circuit trek is a moderate and challenging trekking destination for every trekker who loves to enjoy and explore the beautiful landscape on this planet. This trek basically starts from low land to high land as you are hiking in these areas than you have to fit yourself. We mainly concern your physical fitness to complete the journey.  The everyday trek prefers 4/5 hours in daylight. As you hiking up to the high altitude than you have to prepared by physically and mentality to be succeeding the trip, our provision is making your trip reliable and remarkable without any problems in every step to steps with your wealth health. Our first priority is safety for your entire trip. you Should convenience yourself to take some pre-training course of the trek which could be greatly helped you, considering some physical exercise like jogging, running, climb stair-case, cycling, swimming and hitting gym etc.

Accommodation during the Trek

Accommodation in Kathmandu, you would be staying in best hotel basically on 3 stars, in twin-sharing basis. But Accommodations in trekking  is simple and comfortable beds room with sharing two persons sometime  if you are single you get single bedroom as well with hygienic food, Every trekking routes have fixed menu and hotel system by local management community at in an area

Passport and Visa

Every client must have a veiled passport from return date with at 6-month prior validity in Nepalese consulate in your country or immigration office Tribhuvan airport in Kathmandu.

Meals and Drinking Water

In popular trekking areas like Annapurna, Everest, Langtang, and Manaslu have the menu system with different ethnic cuisines foods as well as western meals you can see on the Menu, you could pick up any kinds of a meal as you like to eat from the Menu. But some places provide you typical Nepali meals which are different types of international meals. These are prepared by a local supplement. Every tourist Lodge has well-trained cook basically attention for clean, hygienic, fresh and nice testy foods. We can even enjoy hot chocolates; the variety of pieces of bread, variety of drinks, and every lodge have safe drinking water or minerals bottles of water you could buy there. If you buy water purification tablet from Kathmandu you can take water from a tap and purify by yourself this will be cheaper and controlled by plastic pollution as well.

Trekking Equipment

What you should carry before your departure on your trip.
a. Daypack up to 40 liters, Down Jacket, Seasons sleeping bag
b. Sun head or Gulf cap, Sunglasses, Headlamp or torchlight
c. Ear-muffs, Sun Lotions /Sun cream.
d. 1Pair liner gloves thin wool or synthetic.
e. 2Cotton t-shirts, 1Synthetic t-shirt. 
f. 2Long sleeve polyester or synthetic lightweight for sunny days. 
g. Zipper provides addition venting options which are good for changing temperatures. 
h. 1Soft shell jacket water & wind resist. 
i. 1Women swimming dress bathing in Hot spring. 
g. Inner cloths as you need

Lower Body-Legs. 

a. 1Pair nylon hiking short paints, 1Pair cotton paints.
b. 1Pair soft shell pants – synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable.

a. 2Pair of loner socks, synthetic, 1Pairs woolen socks wearing on an evening and 1Pair light sports shoe.

b. Imodium or Pepto Bismo capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea. 
c. Diamox for altitude sickness. A guide will help you to take it.
d. 1Small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as moleskin, bands, Anti-infection ointments, etc. First Aid Kits. 
e. Alpine Ramble will provide you more medical for the trip.


The Annapurna circuit trek is embraced the entire Annapurna region. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as we do. This area provides you blooming spectacular view the trails along the lower valleys usually weave through fields. And reaching the upper valley seeing wild animals and excellent Mountain View,

Best Season

Best season is in spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) these months are the best time for this trip. The weather will be sunny and warm with outstanding scenery view. If you wish to avoid crowds this trip during in winter (Dec., Jan. and Feb.) could also be the best options.

Hotels in Kathmandu

Alpine Ramble will provide you standard level hotel with breakfast. We also book the hotel according to your choice. Please let us know if you have any plans as per your choice. 5 stars hotels are in Kathmandu: Hyatt Regency, Yak &Yeti, De’l Annapurna, The Everest Hotel, The Malla hotel, and any kind of hotels.

Trip Start Dates and Cost

Alpine Ramble pvt.ldt, would like to customize your trip itinerary according to your time and budget. Please contact us for your customized departure date. For more detail please email us info@alpineramble.com/  www.alpineramble.com 

Responsible for Tourism

Our experience field staffs/team strongly believes that we all are equally responsible to act in favor of the local culture and environment. We would like to follow the important role following below. 
a. please respect the local people and their laws, custom and their beliefs
b. please always ask your guides for permission before doing something in the local community. 
c. please support the keep environment clean, wherever you would travel and dispose of rubbish
d. please help the local community to encourage positive sides of tourism as long as possible.