Annapurna Circuit Trek - 14 Days

Annapurna Circuit Trek - 14 Days
Trip Facts
Destination Nepal
Activity Annapurna Treks
Accomodation Hotel in Pokhara and Hotel/Lodge/Tea House during the trek
Region Annapurna Region
Distance 160–260km /100-161miles
Start / End point Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Duration 14 Days
Max. Altitude 5,416m at Thorong La High Pass
Meals Included Breakfast in Pokhara Hotel and all Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek
Group size 2 - 30
Nature of Trek Lodge to Lodge Trekking
Best Season Feb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec.
Trip Code DWTTK04
Activity Per Day Approx. 4-6 hrs walking
Transportation Kathmandu to Bhulbhule, & Muktinath to Tatopani by public transportation, Birethanti to Pokhara by private transportation, Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus
Grade Challenging

Annapurna Circuit Hike Overview

This is one of the most popular treks in the world. This trek is famous for dramatic deep gorges, desolate high mountain passes, fantastic viewpoints (Poon Hill), hot springs, Buddhist and Hindu temples, delightful farming villages, and stunning views of Annapurna summits.

Highlights of the Trek

  • Pass by the yak pastures
  • Natural hot springs at Tatopani where you can choose to take a dip
  • Jomsom - the headquarter of Mustang
  • A day at tourist hub Pokhara
  • Spectacular views of Mt. Annapurna, Thorung Peak, Nilgiri, Chulu West, and Chulu East, Tukuche Peak, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV
  • Visit the beautiful Manang district
  • Magnificent lakes, glaciers, deep gorges, and stunning waterfalls
  • Visit Muktinath (a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists) known for 108 stone faucets, and eternal flame
  • Cross Thorong La Pass at 5,416 meters
  • Visit Barge Monastery, the largest monastery in the Manang district
  • Poon Hill Viewpoint (3,210 m)

Benefits of Circuit Trek with DWT

  • Free airport arrival and departure transfer to/from the hotel by private transport
  • Pulse oximeter to monitor for blood oxygen saturation level at high altitudes. It detects early signs of altitude sickness and other potential health risks
  • Medical kits for emergencies
  • Sleeping bags and Down jackets arrangements if you do not have your own
  • Free excess luggage storage service during the trek
  • Easy booking and reservation system
  • Multi-channel communication (Email, WhatsApp, Facebook, WeChat, Viber, Skype, Zoom) and online trip briefing
  • 24/7 phone communication at +977- 9840055491
  • Easy payment system. 

Comprehensive Annapurna Circuit Trek Insights

This trek lies within the Annapurna region around the entire Annapurna massifs and includes crossing Thorung La Pass (5,416m), walking by the edge of the world’s deepest gorge (Kaligandaki Gorge), enjoying sunrise views over the Himalayas from Poon Hill, visiting Muktinath temple (a major pilgrimage destination for the Hindus & Buddhists), and refreshing in the hot springs of Tatopani. 

We will be traveling through altitudes ranging from 800m to 5,416m taking us through several climatic zones past rice paddy fields, subtropical forests, rural farmland, and glacial zones.

You will be able to view panoramic sceneries of the Himalayas, including Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Mt. Annapurna I (8,091m), Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m), Mt. Annapurna II (7,937 m.), Mt. Annapurna III (7,555m), Mt. Annapurna IV (7,525m), Mt. Annapurna south (7,219m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,041m), Mt. Machhapuchhare (6,998m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441m), Mt. Lamjung Himal (6,986m), Tukuche peak (6,920m), and Tilicho peak (7134m). 

This trek provides you the opportunity to learn about the Tibetan way of life that strongly runs in Mustang valleys. There is a slight chance of seeing a snow leopard in Yak Kharka along with blue sheep. We will also stop at Tatopani, where you can take a dip in the famous hot springs.

We will start the trek at Bhulbhule after a scenic drive from Kathmandu, and the route follows the Marsyandghi River Valley taking you through Jagat, Dharapani, Chame, and Pisang. We will be spending a night in all these places.

On our sixth day, we trek to Manang, where we stay for acclimatization to prepare for the crossing of Thorung La pass. After acclimatizing at Manang, we continue the trail and head to Yak Kharka, and on the next day, we hike up to Thorong Phedi and spend the night there. 

We leave Thorong Phedi on our ninth day and trek towards Muktinath, and this will be the day you will cross Thorong La Pass (5,416m/17,769ft). Thorong La Pass connects Manang village in the east with Muktinath temple and Ranipauwa village to the west. 

After passing the Thorong La Pass, we head down to Muktinath, a sacred pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists. From Muktinath, we drive to Tatopani -famous for hot springs. People believe that hot spring water at Tatopani cures skin diseases. If you like, you can take a dip in this hot water. We will be spending the night at Tatopani.

The next day, we will trek from Tatopani, through lush rhododendron, birch, and magnolia forests, to Ghorepani. We will be spending our night in Ghorepani. The following morning we wake up at Ghorepani and trek for about an hour to reach Poon Hill. Poon Hill is a famous viewpoint known for spectacular views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna (I, II, III, South), Hiuchuli, Nilgiri, Macchapuchre, Tukuche Peak, Dhampus Peak, and Gurja Himal.

After spending some quality time in Poon Hill, we trek to Berithanti and then drive to Pokhara, where we will spend our last night in the trekking region. The following morning we will return to Kathmandu on a tourist bus. 

This journey is for trekkers who would like to experience adventurous journeys in the Nepali Himalayan region while enjoying the diversified scenery, geography, and different climate zones. We have other exciting trek packages in the Annapurna region, and if you want, Discovery World Trekking can customize your trek. 

This trek package includes local bus rides from Kathmandu to Besishar or Bhulbhule. If you are willing to bear extra costs, you can return to Kathmandu from Pokhara on a Jeep or a plane. We also advise our valuable clients to arrive in Kathmandu before 3 pm, one day before the trek departure date, to attend the trek briefing. During the trek briefing, we will recheck equipment, and gear, while letting you know what to expect.

Annapurna Circuit Itinerary

  1. day 1

    Drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule (845m / 2,815ft) west of the Kathmandu

    Itinerary Facts
    Driving hours (200km / 124 miles) 7-8 hrs.

    Our first day of the trek starts early in the morning. After breakfast, we take a bus from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule. The route takes us out of the Kathmandu valley along the picturesque Trishuli river to Besisahar, and finally to Bhulbhule. Bhulbhule lies by the side of Marsyangdi river. Throughout the ride, you will get to see the terraced farms, traditional villages, and Ganesh & Manaslu snow peaks. At Bhulbhule, we register our permits at the check post for trek entry.

    • Overnight stay at Holiday Trekkers Lodge
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  2. day 2

    Trek from Bhulbhule (845m / 2,815ft) to Jagat (1,300m / 4,265ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 16km / 9.9miles
    Highest Altitude 1,300m / 4,265ft
    Trek Duration 5 hrs

    After a nourishing breakfast, we will set our foot on the trails this day. The route follows a pleasant path through the fertile jungle and terraced fields upriver, along the flowing Marsyangdi river. We take a leisurely lunch break and pass through several rural settlements and more farmlands to gradually reach the peaceful village of Jagat, a former trading post. 

    • Overnight stay at Tilicho Guest House (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  3. day 3

    Trek from Jagat (1,300m / 4,265ft) to Dharapani(1,860m / 6,200ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 15km / 9.3miles
    Highest Altitude 1,860m / 6,200ft
    Trek Duration 5 hrs

    We begin our 3rd day of Trek following the Marsyangdi river, and after a steep climb, we enter the vicinity of the Manang region at Tal village. Here we can see several waterfalls forming a river by the sandy beaches. We will hike through the barley, rice, and potato fields and reach Kodo - one of the biggest villages in the Manang valley. Moving forward, we cross a suspension bridge, and after a short climb of the stone Kani, we reach Dharapani - the destination for this day.

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Gorkha's inn (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  4. day 4

    Trek from Dharapani (1,860m / 6,200ft) to Chame (2,610m /8,890ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 15.5km / 9.6miles
    Highest Altitude 2,610m / 8,890ft
    Trek Duration 6 hrs

    We leave Dharapani and follow the trails through the forests with pine, fir, oak, and maple trees along the Marsyangdi river to reach Chame - the district headquarter of Manang district. You will find yourself surrounded by the green forests around and over you, and as you look up, you will see remarkable views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV (7,525m). We will also stop by a small hot spring for a short rest.

    • Overnight stay at Four Season Guest House (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  5. day 5

    Trek from Chame  (2,610m / 8,890ft) to Upper Pisang (3,300m / 10,826ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 13.2km / 8.2miles
    Highest Altitude 3,115m/10,200ft
    Trek Duration 5 - 6 hrs

    This day, after breakfast, we walk through a steep and narrow valley to have our first view of a massive rock wall - the Paungda Danda Rock that is considered very sacred by the local people. The Paungda Danda Rock is a curved rock face rising 1500m from the Marshyandi river. From the trails, we also see clear views of Annapurna II in the south and Pisang Peak in the northeast. Then our path descends taking us to the Manang Valley floor into the Pisang village, where we will spend our night.

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Mandala (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  6. day 6

    Trek from Pisang (3,115m / 10,200ft) to Manang (3,540m / 11,300ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 17km / 10.6miles
    Highest Altitude 3,540m / 11,300ft
    Trek Duration 5 - 6 hrs

    On our sixth day, we will be trekking on the upper trails through upper Pisang via Geru, from where we can catch outstanding views of north face Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, Tilicho, and Pisang Peak. As the path ascends, you will feel the air turn cold, dry, and harsher. This trail goes through the Tibetan settlements, and we get a chance to explore Buddhist culture. We will not miss visiting Barge Monastery, the largest monastery in Manang. You will find that the path is dotted with Buddhist shrines as we pass more monasteries and finally reach Manang bazaar- an area that caters to tourists. 

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Himalayan Singi (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  7. day 7

    Rest and Acclimatization day at Manang (3,519m / 11,545ft)

    We will be acclimatizing on this day. However, we will remain busy throughout the day exploring Manang village. In the morning, we will visit  Gangapurna & Ice Lakes, and spend the rest of the day soaking in the magnificent views of Annapurna III, Tilicho, Pisang, and Chulu Peaks. In the afternoon, we may visit the Himalayan Rescue Association in Vraja village, where we will be briefed about acute mountain sickness, its symptoms, and preventions. 

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Himalayan Singi (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  8. day 8

    Trek from Manang (3,540m / 11,300ft) to Yak Kharka (4,050m / 14,275ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 9.4km / 5.8miles
    Highest Altitude 4,050m / 14,275ft
    Trek Duration 3-4 hrs

    After a day in and around Manang, acclimatizing to the high elevation and allowing our bodies time to rest and get used to the environment, we move Yak Kharka. First, we cross a stream and climb to Tenki village, then head out of Marshyangdi valley northwest to Jar Sang Khola valley. The trail ascends slowly, as we head northwards.

    We will be passing through several pastures and juniper forests. As our trek continues, we will pass through a small village called Gunsan that has houses made of flat mud roofs. You will also get to see yak and horse pastures. After crossing a small river on a wooden bridge, we make our way up the spectacular valley to an open, peaceful meadow known as Yak Kharka. 

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Gangapurna
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  9. day 9

    Trek from Yak Kharka (4,050m/ 14,275ft) to Thorong Phedi (4,525m / 14,525ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 8.5km / 5.2miles
    Highest Altitude 4,525m / 14,525ft
    Trek Duration 4-5 hrs

    Today we head to the foot of Thorong La passThorong Phedi. From Yak Kharka, we will climb up to a ridge, then head down and cross the Marsyangdi river on a wooden bridge. After climbing up the mountain, we follow a narrow trail across a slope and descend to Thorung Phedi. The uninhabited, rugged terrain is otherworldly and much different than the lush lowlands that we passed on the way up during the initial phase of the trek.

    • Overnight stay at Thorong High Camp Hotel
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  10. day 10

    Trek from Thorong Phedi (4,525m / 14,525ft) to Muktinath Temple (3,760m / 12,623ft) via Thorong La High Pass (5,416m / 17,756ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 15.6km / 9.6miles
    Highest Altitude 5,416m /17,756ft
    Trek Duration 9 hrs

    This day will be remarkable as we will trek from Thorong Phedi (4,525m/14,525ft) to Muktinath Temple (3,760m/12,623ft) via Thorung La high pass (5,416 m/17,756 ft). It is also one of the most challenging parts of the trek as Thorong La Pass is one of the highest passes in the world, and it is the highest point of the trek. 

    We start early in the morning and push ourselves through the icy air and high altitude, but the views from the pass are totally worth it. Northwards, towards Tibet, we will see a panorama of majestic Himalayan peaks, and if you look back, you will see the Annapurna range.

    We then descend to Muktinath - a sacred place for Hindus and Buddhists. The Buddhists call Muktinath - Chumig Gyatsa, which in Tibetan means Hundred Waters. Muktinath Temple is known for 108 stone sprouts with water flowing from the Kaligandaki. You can also see the eternal flame that has been burning there for more than 2,000 years.

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Town House Muktinath (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  11. day 11

    Drive from Muktinath  (3,760m / 12,623ft) to Jomsom and Tatopani (1,200m / 3,940ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Driving hours (113km / 70miles ) 6-7 hrs
    Highest Altitude 3,760m / 12,623ft

    In the morning, we visit Muktinath Temple and then continue our journey on a local bus ride to Tatopani. It will be a rough drive as the road passes through some of the deepest gorges in the world. We will be moving from the arid highlands to lush green forests. Tatopani is famous for natural hot springs, and it is a place where we can immerse ourselves in the hot springs and relax. The waters of Tatopani are said to have curative properties against skin diseases. 

    • Overnight stay at Dhaulagiri Lodge (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  12. day 12

    Trek from Tatopani (1,200m / 3,940ft) to Ghorepani (2,860m / 9,385ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 17km / 10.5miles
    Highest Altitude 2,860m / 9,385ft
    Trek Duration 6-7 hrs

    We leave the hot springs behind and cross to the east side of the Kali Gandaki River and ascend to Ghorepani through the ethnic Thakali villages of Sikha and Chitre. Our trek takes us through terraced farmlands with mountains all around and passes through lush forests filled with rhododendronbirch, and magnolia. We will stop at Ghorepani, a beautiful village located at a ridge top, to spend our night.

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Snow Land (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  13. day 13

    Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3,210m / 10,525ft) - then trek to Birethanti (1,039m / 3,250ft) - Drive to Nayapul, Pokhara

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 12.5km / 7.7miles
    Highest Altitude (3,210m / 10,525ft)
    Trek Duration 4-5 hrs
    Driving hours 2 hrs

    This will be our final day on the trail. We ascend to Poon Hill (3,210m) in the early morning to view sunrise over the whole Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massif -including Mt Machhapuchhre (Fishtail). Poon Hill is one of the favored spots for photography because of the incredible views. We will also be taking pictures to our heart's content and then return to our Ghorepani lodge for breakfast. After breakfast, we will trek to Birethanti then take a bus to Pokhara.

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Silver Oaks Inn (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch)
  14. day 14

    Drive from Pokhara (820m / 2,690ft ) to Kathmandu (1,350m / 4,450ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Driving hours (200km / 124miles) 6-7hrs

    Your Annapurna Circuit Package ends today. We wake up in Pokhara this day, and after breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu on a tourist bus. It's a 200 km route that initially follows the Marsyangdi River and Trishuli River later. You may also choose to return by a 25-minute flight (not included in the package) from Pokhara. Our trek package completes at Kathmandu.

    • Excluded from the package
    • Included standard meal (Breakfast)

What is included in this trek package?

  • Kathmandu to Bhulbhule (trek start) by local bus
  • Birethanti (Trek ends) to Pokhara by private transport
  • Muktinath to Tatopani by local transport
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu on a tourist bus
  • One night accommodation at Hotel Silver Oaks Inn Pokhara
  • Total 12 nights - 9 nights room with attached bathroom in Jagat, Dharapani, Chame, Pisang, Manang (2N) Muktinath, Tatopani, and Ghorepani. 3 nights standard rooms - Bhulbhule, Yak Kharka, Thorang Phedi (twin sharing room)
  • 13 lunches, 13 dinners, and 14 breakfasts during the trek
  • Government licensed, experienced trek leader (guide), assistant trekking guide (for a group of 12 or more trekkers), and porters to help trekkers luggage (1 porter for 2 trekkers, combined porter weight limit -18kg.)
  • Guides and porters expenses - meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, and other necessary equipment.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) fee.
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee
  • Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruits every day
  • All government, local taxes, and official expenses
  • Rescue operations arrangement in case of complicated health conditions (funded by travel insurance).
  • Souvenirs - a company T-shirt & Cap
  • Discovery World Trekking appreciation certificate after the successful trek
  • Farewell dinner at the end of the trek in Kathmandu
What is excluded in this trek package?
  • International flight costs
  • Excess baggage charges (limit is 9kg per Person)
  • Nepal entry visa fees required on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport- (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
  • All accommodation and meals in Kathmandu, before and after the journey
  • Lunch and dinner in Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodations, meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara due to early arrival or late departure, or early return from the trek.
  • Personal expenses - shopping, snacks, hot (tea, coffee) and cold drinks, bar bills, bottle or boiled water, shower, Wi-Fi, laundry, telephone call, battery recharge costs, extra porters, etc
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel insurance which has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation compulsory
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Additional costs or delays caused by circumstances beyond our control like landslides, bad weather conditions, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policy, strikes, mass movements, etc
  • All the costs and expenses not listed in - "What is included in this trek package?" above.

Official Trek Map

Route Map

Gears & equipment for the trek

The gear and equipment you require for this trek depend on the season you are trekking. However, here is a list of probable items. We recommend our clients to bring just the essentials.

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Winter hat or insulating hat or a wide-brimmed hat
  • Headlight with extra batteries

Face

  • Sunscreen

  • Sunglasses with UV protection

  • Face/body wipes

Hands

  • Lightweight gloves

  • Heavyweight winter gloves

Body

  • Hiking shirts

  • Long-sleeved shirt

  • Hooded rain jacket

  • Fleece jacket

  • Lightweight cotton pants

  • T-Shirt (bring lightweight wool)

  • Polypropylene underwear

  • Down jacket (available for rent in Kathmandu)

  • Sweater

  • Waterproof jacket and pants

Footwear

  • Hiking boots

  • Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)

Essential gear

  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not)

  • Thermal bottle

  • Water purification tablets

  • Trekking pole

  • Sleeping bag (-15 degree bag is best in the high altitude trekking)

Toiletries

  • Medium size drying towel

  • Toothbrush

  • Toothpaste

  • Deodorant floss

  • Biodegradable bar soap

  • Nail clippers

  • Small mirror

Personal accessories

  • Money

  • Watch

  • Cell phone

  • Camera

Extra items

  • First aid kit

  • Extra passport-size photos and photocopies of passport

  • Notebook and pen

  • Binoculars

Annapurna Circuit Elevation, Cost, Trip Grade & Best Time

Safety precautions during the trek

Annapurna Circuit Hike takes place around the stunning peaks, from where you can see mind-blowing sceneries at every twist and turn. You need not worry about trek safety - it is very safe. As a responsible company, Discovery World Trekking takes the following precautions for safety.

  • Our guides have extensive Intensive Wilderness First Aid Training
  • Trek leaders and guides have years of trekking experience to make sure you are comfortable, safe, and secure
  • We use high-quality masks & gloves with sanitizers for everyday use 
  • Encouragements and motivation throughout the trek
  • We check food & accommodation in trekking regions for hygiene

How does this Trek begin?

You will arrive one day earlier (before 3 pm) in Kathmandu and take part in the trek briefing. On the second day, early in the morning, your guide will come to pick you up at your stay hotel in Kathmandu and take you to the bus station. Then, we drive to Bhulbhule via Besisahar.

Local Transportation (Kathmandu - Besisahar - Bhulbhule, Jomsom -Tatopani ) is included in the package. We can arrange a private Jeep for an extra cost.

Free Airport Pick & Drop Service from Tribhuvan International Airport

Discovery World Trekking provides free airport arrival and departure transfer on any flight for guests who have booked the trek package. Our representative will be holding a pamphlet of your name and our company name on it. They will welcome you with either a khaki or a marigold garland and then take you to your hotel in a private vehicle.

Accommodation during the trek

Annapurna Circuit Package includes twelve nights lodge to lodge stay at trekking regions and one night at Pokhara hotel. We will be staying for a total of 12 nights - 7 nights room with attached bathroom in Jagat, Dharapani, Chame, Pisang, Muktinath, Tatopani, and Ghorepani. 5 nights standard rooms -  Bhulbhule, Manang (2 nights), Yak Kharka, Thorang Phedi (twin sharing room). 

We will spend a one-night at a hotel in Pokhara with an attached bathroom, TV, 24 hours hot water, power, and laundry facility.

Solo trekkers will have a single private room with an attached bathroom in the available lodges.

You might require two nights of hotel stays in Kathmandu before and after the trek, which is not included in the package. Kathmandu has a wide range of hotels for all budgets and tastes. 

Hot showers, Wi-Fi will be available at an extra cost in trek regions.

Meals

Annapurna Trek takes you at elevations around the world’s highest peaks, which means your body needs enough carbohydrate, protein, nutrition. You will get nutritious food throughout the trek, but you may not get all the options available in big cities.

This Trek package includes 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, and 13 dinners in the trek regions. Here are some options.

Fourteen Breakfasts - Oatmeal, Corn Flakes, French toast with Jam, Butter, Cheese, Honey Tibetan bread or Chapati, Local Tsampa porridge, Eggs, Pancakes, Muesli Breads, Fruits and Vegetables, Hot drinks (varieties of teas and coffees, hot chocolates, etc.)

Thirteen lunches - Dhal, Bhat, & Tarkari, Tibetan Bread, Various Soups, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo (dumplings), Macaroni dishes, Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles, Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable curry, Potatoes, Vegetables, Salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Snacks (Papad, Prawn), Desserts, (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), etc

Thirteen Dinners - Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari, Tibetan Bread, Various Soups, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo (dumplings), Macaroni, Tenduk Spaghetti, Noodles Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable curry, Potatoes items, Vegetable and salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Snacks (Papad, Prawn), Korean Raman, Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), etc.

The menu consists of traditional local, Asian, and western cuisine, but as we go up, the menu gets shorter. 

We highly recommend liquids green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea, garlic soup(must), and fresh vegetables at high altitudes. 

Though plenty of non-veg items will be available in the trekking regions, we don’t recommend them because the meat in such places may not be hygienic and healthy. We highly encourage you to avoid dairy, alcoholic drinks, caffeinated items, and hot chocolates.

All personal bills (alcoholic, hot (tea, coffee), and cold drinks) in tea houses/Lodges/cafes except standard meals(breakfast, lunch, dinner with seasonal fruits) are excluded from the package.Note: Lunch and dinner at Pokhara are not covered by the package.

The best time for trek

The weather is the most important factor you need to consider for this trek. You will find trekkers in the Annapurna circuit throughout the year, but there are ups and downs as seasons change.

For easier treks, spring and autumn are perfect seasons. The skies are clear from dawn to dusk, and there is no rain, allowing you to enjoy spectacular vistas.

The winters are cold with snowfalls in the trekking regions, while the monsoon season brings in a lot of rain. So treks during these seasons are quite challenging but not impossible. In fact, some trekkers enjoy facing these challenges. 

Discovery World Trekking organizes safe and secure treks throughout the year.

Here is a detailed summary of the trial conditions, mainly at high elevations, based on seasons. 

March-May (Spring)

In this season, the weather is mild, the rainfall is low, and the trekking conditions are perfect. The average daily temperature at high elevations of this region is between  8 to 0 °C. Lower trek regions are warmer that makes the hike quite comfortable.

Trekking season begins after March. By April, at elevations over 3,000 meters, the trek routes are full of red, pink, and white rhododendron flowers.

The temperature starts rising from mid-March up to mid-May. The weather is cool, the skies are clear, and you can enjoy the clearest views of the mountains.

June to August (Summer)

If you are coming to trek Annapurna Circuit between June to August, you are signing up for summer, when the temperatures are warm. But the monsoon that coincides with the summer means that you have to be more careful while you trek, as the trekking trails might be wet and slippery.

Monsoon generally begins around the end of June and continues up to the second week of August. The temperature during the day ranges from 10 to 23°C and gets relatively colder at night (5°C to 10°C). Mornings are usually clear, with clouds building up during the afternoon and disappearing at night. Though the rain may cause some problems, various plants bloom during this season - the valleys look green and totally different from other seasons.

September to November (Autumn)

Autumn (September, October, November), like Spring, is a season that attracts travelers around the world to trek in this region. Moderate temperatures, mild wind, and low precipitation make Autumn a perfect time for trekking.

During this season, the sun shines brightly, the day temperature is well-suited for trekking, the skies are clear, and you get a superb view of mountains. Moreover, you can enjoy spectacular starry skies. 

The monsoons will be over by early September, and the weather ranges from mild to warm days. Daytime temperatures can reach up to 20°C in high altitudes, and the nights are colder with temperatures that may go down to 5°C. The monsoon greens fade to golden/amber providing a spectacular contrast against the crystal blue skies, and you can see the grains ripening in the fields. The environment is clean, and the lowlands are lush. The two biggest festivals of Nepal - Dashain, Tihar - also fall during these seasons. 

December to February (Winter)

Winter treks in the Annapurna region are as popular as the Spring or Autumn treks. Some parts of Annapurna region, during this time, are cold, but it also excites many trekkers. The temperature of the Annapurna Circuit can be as low as -10 °C.

The coldest time on the Annapurna region starts from December lasts through early February. After late February, the climate gradually gets warmer. Daytime is relatively warmer with sunshine. Despite being cold, the skies are usually very clear, snow-capped mountain views look incredible. It is the season when the trails are least crowded. This season may not suit very well for trek-beginners, but experienced trekkers will find no problems. 

The weather in the Himalayas (at high altitudes) is very unpredictable, and the temperature changes quickly.

Acclimatization

Our 14 days Trek Package provides a rest day in Manang (3,540m) for proper acclimatization to prevent altitude sickness, also called acute mountain sickness.  

Altitude sickness is preventable, but it can be life-threatening if you ignore its symptoms.

You will start from Bhulbhule (845m) and trek in low elevation for four to five days before reaching Manang (3540m). The trek buildup provides plenty of time for your body to cope with the high-altitude environment and reduces the chance of altitude sickness problems.

Our trekking leaders and guides have extensive first aid training and are well-experienced in the Himalayas. We constantly use oximeters to monitor your oxygen level and detect early altitude sickness symptoms. 

We guarantee that your health will be in reliable hands. Your trek leader or guide will suggest ways to take precautions. The best way to prevent altitude sickness is to take your time as you trek and drink at least 4 liters a day. 

Please note that your group leader has the ultimate authority to continue or stop your ascent based on your overall condition of team members. It is essential to keep in mind that some are more vulnerable than others.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Our 14 days Trek is a challenging trek in the Annapurna region.

The hiking takes place in lower land for five days (below 3500m) from Bhulbhule (845m) to Manang (3540m), and consists of walking for five to six hours per day. For two days, you will be hiking for 3 to 4 hrs above 3,500m - from Manang (3,540m) to Thorong Phedi (4,525m) - taking regular breaks because high altitude trek is physically demanding than lower altitude treks. 

However, the most challenging part of your trek takes you from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath Temple (3,760m), and we will be crossing Thorong La Pass (5,416m) - the highest elevation for this trek. 

This trek is a remote mountain journey, and the routes involve long climbs, steep descents, and straight-forward roads. 

Past hiking experience would be an added advantage, but no technical experience and skills are necessary. Trekkers who can hike at a reasonable pace for 5 to 6 hours a day can complete this trek.

Exercising regularly for a couple of weeks before the trip increases your stamina and allows you to enjoy the trek to its fullest. Having a positive attitude, self-confidence, and strong determination certainly helps. Trekkers with pre-existing medical conditions (such as heart, lung, and blood diseases) must disclose their health condition before booking for the trip.

Group trek | Private & Solo Treks

We organize groups as well as private treks. Group discounts are available based on your team size. The bigger your team is, the more discount you will get. Please view our price list for details. Just click on the - we offer group discount -on your right.

However, if Discovery World Trekking assembles the group, you will not be eligible for discounts. 

We can handle all group sizes. Each group will have a guide, a porter for every two trekkers, and an assistant guide for a group of 12 or more.

Trek Guide | Typical day on the trek | Annapurna Video

Every day on the trail brings you a unique trekking experience - climbing up and down the hills, enjoying the scenery, taking photos, and exploring local villages. Throughout your journey, our experienced and friendly Sherpa guide will be sharing information and the history of places, you will be visiting. Our porters will carry your luggage. However, you might need to bring with you a small bag for your valuables and important documents.

The day starts with an early morning hot cup of tea/coffee. After breakfast, we will pack our bags and set off on the day’s walk around 7 AM to 8 AM, depending on the duration and nature of the day’s walk. After trekking for three to four hours, we will have lunch, rest for an hour and then continue on our path. 

The afternoon walk is generally shorter - about two to three hours. Once we reach our overnight lodge/tea house/tent, we snack on the extra dietary food and explore the nearby places before it gets dark. 

You will have dinner from around 6 PM to 7 PM. After dinner and before going to bed, we indulge in friendly conversations. The expedition leader/guide will brief you about the next day’s plan. After this briefing, you can enjoy onboard games like monopoly, cards, read books, or watch available mountaineering documentaries. Most of our guests also prefer to learn common Nepali words from our crew.

Communication during the trek

During the trek, for a small service fee, you can use the internet service at lodges, you will be staying. You can contact your family and friends from the lodges. However, once we reach high altitudes, we will use phones for communication. Discovery World Trekking Office remains in contact with all trekking groups via trek guide at least once every day.

Moreover, depending on the kind of network you use, you might get network signals, but they may not be strong enough at high altitudes. However, you can get a local sim card in Kathmandu.

Normally, Wi-Fi is available at all the trek lodges for an extra cost. 

Extra personal expenses

Meals and accommodations in Kathmandu are for the guests to arrange. All meals, transfers, and accommodations required during the Trek are included in the package. 

However, this package does not cover lunch and dinner in Pokhara. Pokhara is the tourist capital of Nepal and provides plenty of food choices. We encourage you to explore this city and enjoy your food choice.

Similarly, trekkers need money - for visa fees, travel insurance policy purchases, beverages, snacks, tips, souvenirs, etc. We recommend you bring cash (dollars) and change them to Rupees in Kathmandu. You can also use credit/debit cards to withdraw money from ATMs in Kathmandu

Electricity for battery recharge and water

Throughout the lodges at Annapurna trek, electricity for the camera and mobile battery recharge is available at an extra cost. 

In the case of water, you can buy either packed mineral water from local lodges and en route shops or fill boiled water at an extra cost from the lodges. Discovery World Trekking provides purification pills to make water drinkable.

We advise you not to drink water from the rivers, taps, or wells in the trekking regions as the water may not be drinkable.

Information Regarding Travel Insurance

This trek is a challenging journey that rises to 5,416m at Thorung La High Pass. This mountain journey is not a leisurely walk but a challenging one, and there remains a small chance of altitude sickness and other unforeseen events such as injury, illness, flood, landslide, or sudden climate changes.

Travel insurance is compulsory for this trek. All trekkers must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate to Discovery World Trekking. The policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation - including helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitudes for all trekking members.

We can recommend insurance companies based on our clients' experiences, but we do not sell insurance policies.

We strongly request our valuable clients to send their detailed insurance information once they book trekking. In case of emergencies, we will be using the insurance policy and informational documents you sent us. It will help us arrange a quick and effective rescue operation, transfer for emergency medical help, etc. 

Please ensure that your insurance policy includes the cost incurred for mountain rescue service at the highest elevation of the trekking.

 Trek Safety

Discovery World Trekking guarantees our valuable clients' safety, security, and satisfaction. Your safety is of the utmost concern to us. Here are some of the ways we ensure your safety.

  • We carry all necessary gear, equipment, and first aid kits
  • Our trek guides have completed extensive first aid training
  • If someone falls sick, our trek guides have complete authority to suspend the trip or move forward
  • In case of emergencies, we will deploy a helicopter for evacuation (covered by insurance).
  • All trek members will be trekking as a group

Please call your travel insurance company if they cover helicopter rescue and evacuation at an altitude up to 6,000m. Do not just rely on their web content.

Nepal Tourist Visa

All foreigners except Indian nationals need a valid visa to enter Nepal. You can get an on-arrival visa at Tribhuvan International Airport and Nepali borders with India and Tibet. For more information, please visit www.immigration.gov.np.

To apply for a visa, you need a passport that is valid for at least six months, a passport-size photo, and visa fees. The current cost for a 30-day visa is US$50(to be paid in cash).

Children under the age of 10 will get a free visa. Please be advised to check the current regulation. Visa regulation can change without prior notice. Chinese and South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation(SAARC) country (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka) citizens get a free visa. 

Citizens from certain countries may not get a visa upon arrival. Citizens from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan may not get an on-arrival visa. So, if you are a citizen of these countries, please visit your local Nepalese Embassy.

We'll recheck everything (Luggage, equipment, etc.) during our briefing before we start our journey .

How much luggage can I bring to the trek?

Porters will be assigned to carry your luggage. One porter will serve two trekkers, and the combined luggage weight should not exceed 18 kgs. So the limit is 9kg per trekker. We never overload our porters. Moreover, we expect you to carry a small backpack for your valuables and important documents.

Please carry only the essentials. You can leave any excess baggage either at your hotel or at the Discovery World Trekking store for free.

Money exchange | USD to NPR

Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) is the local currency.

(1 USD = ~ Rs.120 NPR).

You can exchange major foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all over Thamel. Legitimate money exchanges display their ongoing exchange rates visibly for the public.

Please note - only 100 INR (Indian Rupees) and 2000 INR notes are legal in Nepal.

Despite having the security advantage of traveler's cheques, we prefer cash exchange. It helps avoid lengthy processes and high bank commissions. 

You can withdraw cash (in Rupees) from ATMs all over Kathmandu and Thamel itself. Many of these ATMs are open around the clock. The maximum withdrawal amount is 35,000 Rupees for a 500 Rupees processing fee for foreign cards.

If you use the money exchange facilities at banks and financial institutions, they impose a service charge fee of about 4% or more.

During the trek, there are no banks and money exchange services so you should exchange your money in Kathmandu, depending on how much personal expense you require. Only Nepali Rupee is accepted in trekking regions.

Most established banks in Asia will only accept foreign currency notes that are not old, torn, or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes.

Traveling Responsibly

"Take nothing but pictures.
 Leave nothing but footprints.
 Kill nothing but time."

We strongly believe in sustainable eco-tourism. Hence, we partner with Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) to organize environmentally friendly trips so that trekkers and communities in the trekking regions can mutually benefit.

Discovery World Trekking Team

During the Trek, our well-experienced guide/Sherpa will be by our side making sure you are comfortable. Porters will be carrying your luggage.

Our team members are local people from high Himalayas remote areas, and their physical endurance at high altitudes is very high.

All our staffs are valuable to us, they are well paid, and we take care of their insurance, clothing, food, and lodging throughout the expedition. All our guides and porters receive medical care when ill or injured. 

We always make sure that our team members are happy because only happy people can make others happy. Our trek/expedition team members have:

  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid Training
  • Government-authorized Trekking Guide Training Certificate
  • Fluency at speaking English and other major languages
  • Conservation and Biodiversity Training
  • Rock Climbing experience

Tipping in Nepal

Tipping is culturally accepted in Nepal and shows that you are happy with the service provided. We expect you to tip based on the service quality. Further, it is best to tip at the end of the trek and as a group.

100% Guaranteed Booking | 100% secure payment process | Visa | MasterCard | American Express

Discovery world trekking is a government-authorized, bonded trekking and touring operator in Nepal. We are members of the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). 

Therefore, you can book your trips with Discovery World Trekking with confidence. We require 10% as advance for the trip booking, and please send us your necessary documents like passport copy, passport-sized photos, travel insurance policy, arrival and departure flight details within a week of booking.

You can pay by bank transfer, western union, and online from our website. 

You can pay the remaining trip cost in cash, bank transfer, or using a credit card after you arrive in Nepal. We also forward the necessary modes of payment details in your email.

Last-minute booking on Annapurna Trek

For those unable to book early, Discovery World Trekking allows last-minute bookings. Last-minute booking requires you to pay 100% of the trip cost 24 hours before the trip.

We will try our best to make the trip happen at the accepted date, but sometimes circumstances beyond our control, such as weather, lodging unavailability might delay the trip. 

For more information, call: 977- 9840055491 (Paul Gurung) or email us at [email protected].

Trip Extensions

If you have extra days after completing the Trek, we can arrange Kathmandu Valley sightseeing tours or a trip to Nagarkot. Similarly, you can go to Chitwan Jungle Safari Trip, paragliding, rafting, canyoning, and other treks.

Feedback

After the completion of the Trek, Discovery World Trekking hosts a farewell dinner. After dinner, you will also receive a printed certificate mentioning your trek achievement. We also look forward to getting feedback on your trek experience.

USEFUL INFO

Please Note: This Trek includes fixed departure dates from Kathmandu and Pokhara. However, we can tailor the trip to accommodate your specific requests and schedule.

Please review your designated departure dates for this trek, and if the departure dates do not suit your schedule, contact us, and we will arrange a trip that suits your convenience. 

Please note we might need to modify the itinerary due to events beyond our control, such as weather, landslides, or unavailability of lodging. In such cases, your team lead will decide based on the interest of all group members. 

We look forward to guiding you to the Circuit Trek through some of the most dazzling landscapes on the planet!

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2 Paxes US$ 820
3 Paxes US$ 800
4 - 6 Paxes US$ 780
7 - 12 Paxes US$ 740
13 - 18 Paxes US$ 720
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Specific Reviews for this trek

Discovery World Trekking

Annapurna circuit

Megan
5 - Excellent
10/05/2018

Just returned from our Annapurna circuit trek and what an incredible experience it was! Our guide, Siddhanta, couldn't have been more professional. He organised everything for us on the trek, so all we had to do was walk and admire the beautiful views. Umesh, our porter, was enthusiastic and kept as laughing throughout. The whole thing was perfectly organised, from the pickup at the airport right through til the end of our trek. I will definitely be recommending this company to anyone who wants to trek in Nepal. Thanks Paul, Siddhanta and Umesh!

Excellent in every way

Rick
5 - Excellent
10/12/2018

The staff at Discovery Worldmade everything about our trip so wonderful, from the airport pickup to the final meal in Pokhara. Paul clearly outlined everything for us and was extremely quick in responding to our requests and made us feel like we were in good hands. Our guide, Milan, and porter, Dev, were wonderful, energetic and funny travel companions. They did a wonderful job making sure that all I had to do was walk and admire the beauty of the Annapurna Circuit. Milan was quite personable and taught us his favorite card game and was knowledgeable about every peak and Valley we saw. Both Milan and Dev were constantly upbeat and happy, even taking almost as many pictures as we did. It was great to be with such enthusiastic people. I have already recommended Discovery world Trekking to my cousin and will never go trekking with anyone else. Everything was professional and exactly as advertised, with extra kindness and genuine care for our experience

Excellent in every way

Nick
5 - Excellent
09/07/2018

The staff at Discovery Worldmade everything about our trip so wonderful, from the airport pickup to the final meal in Pokhara. Paul clearly outlined everything for us and was extremely quick in responding to our requests and made us feel like we were in good hands. Our guide, Milan, and porter, Dev, were wonderful, energetic and funny travel companions. They did a wonderful job making sure that all I had to do was walk and admire the beauty of the Annapurna Circuit. Milan was quite personable and taught us his favorite card game and was knowledgeable about every peak and Valley we saw. Both Milan and Dev were constantly upbeat and happy, even taking almost as many pictures as we did. It was great to be with such enthusiastic people. I have already recommended Discovery world Trekking to my cousin and will never go trekking with anyone else. Everything was professional and exactly as advertised, with extra kindness and genuine care for our experience

FAQ’s

What should be my level of fitness for this Trek?

You should be in sound health with normal physical fitness. A positive attitude, self-confidence, and strong determination can take you far. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood disease should inform us before booking the trek. Please consult your doctor before booking the trek, if you have such conditions.

What is so captivating around this Trek?

Views from the trails - specially Thorong La Pass and Poon Hill Viewpoint are beyond description. This trek provides you an opportunity to see the panoramic views of mountains, the ever-changing landscapes, mesmerizing scenic beauties, and human interactions.

Is this trek difficult?

This is a moderate trek that does not involve technical climbing.

Do I need travel insurance for the this Trek?

You require travel insurance before booking the trek. Your insurance policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation - including helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitudes. You need to provide travel insurance to confirm the booking.

What about the insurance of guides and porters?

All Discovery World Trekking staff members have insurance coverage, and in addition to salary, we also cover their meals, lodging, transportation, and necessary equipment costs during the trek.

Is there any luggage limit for porter?

Discovery World Trekking will provide one porter for two trekkers to carry combined 18 kgs of luggage (maximum 9 kg for each trekker). 

What documents do I need for this Trek?

You need to submit the following documents via email after the advance payment.

  • A copy of your passport
  • Passport size photos
  • Flight details
  • Copy of travel insurance (Must cover heli rescue and medical evacuation).

What is the booking and payment method for this Trek?

We require a 10% advance for confirming the booking, which you can pay by bank transfer, western union, or online through our site. You can pay the rest of the trip cost in cash, by bank transfer, western union, or using a credit card. We will email you payment details- including modes of payment available. 

Is there a cancellation or refund policy?

Discovery World Trekking has cancellation and refund policies. Please visit our terms and conditions page for more information.

I usually get altitude sickness. Is there a way to avoid it?

Discovery World Trekking has well-trained team members to deal with altitude sickness. Our team members carry oximeters to monitor the oxygen level at high altitudes to detect early symptoms. In emergencies, we deploy rescue helicopters, but your insurance must cover the costs. However, you can reduce the chances of altitude sickness by:

  • Cutting off caffeinated, alcoholic, and smoking items
  • Drinking at least 4 liters of water a day
  • Trekking slowly
  • Not skipping the acclimatization days
  • Continuing with Diamox, if any symptoms show up
  • Drinking garlic soup

What is the lodging like in this Trek?

Discovery World Trekking manages lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek. Generally, there are twin sharing rooms and squat-style toilets, normally outside the room or house. Teahouses/lodges provide blankets, but it’s a good idea to bring your sleeping bag as there are no heating systems inside the rooms. Some places may offer hot running water for a shower for an additional fee.

Is the drinking water safe on the trails in Annapurna region ?

Bottled water is easily available at a low cost. You need to drink mineral water or boiled or filtered water in those areas. It is better to use water purification drops and tablets which you can either bring from your own country or buy in Kathmandu or Pokhara. Discovery World Trekking also provides water purifier pills.

We advise you not to drink river, tap, and well water at trekking regions as they may not be drinkable. 

Do I need to bring my own medicines for this Trek?

If you are allergic to specific medicines, it is better to consult your doctor and bring your own. Discovery World Trekking regards its clients as its family. So, Discovery World Trekking will provide you with medical kits to avoid altitude sickness and other probable sicknesses.

I am a vegetarian. Will I get enough meals during the trek?

Discovery World Trekking does not recommend non-veg items at trekking regions because the meat in such places may not be hygienic. We also strongly advise you to avoid dairy and cheese items along with alcohol. So, our packages are suitable for all - vegans, vegetarians, and non-vegetarians.

Is there an airport pick-up service by the company?

You will see a Discovery World Trekking representative welcoming you outside the Tribhuvan International Airport arrival lounge holding a pamphlet with your name on it. S/he will take you to your selected hotel in a private vehicle.

Can I hire the gear in Nepal?

Discovery World Trekking can introduce you to dozens of shops where you can hire gear.

Is Wi-Fi available during the trek?

Yes, most guesthouses offer Wi-Fi for a small charge.

What are the modes of transportation in Annapurna Range?

For the most part, this trek is a hike in high elevation - on foot, local bus, or private transport. You can choose to take a flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu and/or vice versa.

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