Annapurna Circuit Trek is those classic treks of Nepal, that’s been everyone’s preference since decades. The stunning Annapurna Mountain has always attracted thousands of tourist with its “white beauty”. Here is everything you need to know about Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary, Annapurna Circuit Trek costs and Annapurna Circuit Trekking map.
Amazing landscape, Scenic trail, wide variety of flora and fauna, and culture insight has makes the trek everyone’s favorite. Beside Annapurna, one can also witness Fishtail, Mardi Himal and other small ranges.
No doubt, it’s among the top three most visited trekking destination of Nepal. This trek encircles the majestic Annapurna massif as you cover the distance between 110-130 miles by walking. Though its trekking itinerary follows various routes depending on your time and intentions, the 10 days trek is most popular one. With higher accessibility to the region, you can easily shorten or lengthen trek time between 9-28 days.
Annapurna Circuit 10 days trek Itinerary
Day 1: Kathmandu to Beshisahar (760m, 6 hrs).
Day 2: Drive Beshisahar to Chame (2670m, 5 hrs).
Day 3: Trek Chame to Pisang (3200m, 5/6 hrs walk).
Day 4: Trek Pisang to Manang (3540m, 5/6 hrs walk)
Day 5: Acclimatization day in Manang. Explore around the Manang village.
Day 6: Trek Manang to Ledar (4200m, 5/6 hrs walk)
Day 7: Trek Ledar to Highcamp (4833m, 5/6hrs walk)
Day 8: Trek Highcamp to Muktinath (3760m) via Throung-La 5416m, 8 hrs walk).
Day 9: Trek Muktinath to Jomsom (2720m) via Kagbeni (6 hrs walk)
Day 10: Jomsom to Pokhara.
Annapurna Circuit trek Costs
The well-arranged Circuit trek of 10 days cost $700 to $1000. The agency you pay books hotel for you, provide a guide, food, transportation, and permits. If you go on yourself, the cost might be decreased for a few dollars but the process shall be hectic.
Best season for Annapurna Circuit:
Spring, mid-March to mid-April and Autumn, October through November is the best time for Annapurna Circuit. June to September, monsoon season receives 70% of the annual rainfall and the trail is slippery. Further, winter is so freezing that cold makes the trek even tougher. 4
Trek without a guide:
Well, I don’t suggest you head for Annapurna Circuit without a guide if it’s your first attempt in the region. A guide will show you the path, make you familiar with the culture of the region and also be your friend.
If your bag is heavier then 10kg, you might also need a porter. How much does the trek costs?
Annapurna Circuit difficulty
Annapurna Circuit is not the hardest one in Nepal, but its quite tough. It has been graded moderately hard trek.
Good overall fitness and a healthy body will ensure you treks safely and comfortably. Acute or chronic health disease may impact the stamina, coordination, or balance making it difficulty completing the trek. It is good to consult a physician before booking your trip!
Further, higher altitudes might give you a tough time. You might need to have some previous high altitude trek experience to complete Annapurna Circuit trek without a problem. Also, you must climb slow, plus include enough acclimatization days incorporated in the itinerary. Read more !!!
Annapurna Circuit trek map:
Learn the details on Map and route of Annapurna Region here.
You can book the trek by making a contact with us here. Book your trip to with us so that we can make all arrangements for your trip. Look at our flexible itinerary.