Annapurna Circuit Trek - 17 Days

Trip Facts

  • Min. 1 Pax
  • Moderate
  • 5416 M
  • March - May & Sep - Nov
  • Full board during the trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek 17 days Highlights

  • Experience a classic hiking experience in the most popular Annapurna region.
  • Revel in the stunning views of the Himalayan peaks: Annapurnas, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and many more peaks.
  • Cross the mountain pass- Thorong La (5,416 m) on the way to Mustang.
  • Hike through the quaint villages of Manang and Mustang nestled in the Himalayas.
  • Rejoice in the beautiful sunrise view over Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri range from Poonhill.
  • Get to know the culture and lifestyle of Nepali people living in the Annapurna foothills.
  • Visit Muktinath Temple, one of the most famed shrines of Hindus and Buddhist.
  • Experience a natural hot spring bath at Tatopani.
  • Enjoy leisure activities at tourist hub- Pokhara.


The foothills of Annapurna is truly one of the world’s most iconic landscapes nestled in the Himalayas, and if you are planning for a hike that offers everything you need, then look no further than Annapurna Circuit Trek.

The entire circuit trek is epic, and there are endless things to see: majestic mountains, traditional villages, mountain passes, deep gorges, native forests, glacial rivers, temples, gumbas and many more. Apart from the mountains, the trail connects up Nepal’s most idyllic mountain villages, where you can enjoy local dishes and get acquainted with the unique culture and lifestyle of Nepali people living there.

Annapurna Circuit Trek 17 days takes you through the beautiful trail to the north of Himalayas of Manang followed by Mustang, crossing Thorong La Pass (5,416 m) and Muktinath Temple, and then hiking in the mid hill villages of Poon hill route in the Annapurna region. Muktinath is one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Hindus and Buddhist all over the world.

The trail follows the anticlockwise direction, starting from Tal (1,700 m) and comes to close at Tikhedhunga (1,570 m), where you will witness a dramatic contrast in landscapes, climate and vegetation during the hike. The path out there continues through green terraced hills, rhododendron forests, and along the higher region of Manang that looks more like Tibetan villages and then towards the arid region of Lower Mustang. En route the views of several mountain ranges: Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu are truly breathtaking.

The final stretch of the trail passes the quaint village of Poon Hill from where you can enjoy the stunning sunrise views over the snow capped peaks. And then heading into Pokhara, this place is so exquisite you’ll be wondering about its natural beauty, particularly the views and reflection of Annapurna range seen on the Fewa lake.

This is arguably Nepal’s best option for a multi-day hike. 17 days long hike time might appear excessive, but it’s worthwhile to explore the real natural and cultural beauty of Nepal amidst the tallest Himalayan peaks. Get yourself ready to hit the trail with us, we help you in every step of your journey.


Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu

Welcome to Kathmandu, Nepal. Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will meet our airport representative there. Then, you will be moved to the hotel in our private vehicle. As there are no specific leisure activities today, you can take a rest or stroll around the streets of Thamel for shopping trekking gear, enjoy Nepali dishes, experience Nightlife and much more.

Accommodation: Hotel at Kathmandu
Meals: Not included

Day 2
Drive Chamje (1,430 m) via Besisahar (830 m)

After breakfast, the journey commences from Kathmandu to Beshisahar in a Private car. The scenic drive offers beautiful views of Trishuli river on the roadside passing beautiful green hills and towns along the way. The path out there is clearly signposted, taking northeast from the town of Dumre leads to Besisahar which used to be the starting point of the trek.

From here, we’ll take a local jeep to get to Chamje. You’ll enjoy the more adventurous ride in the hilly terrain to the villages of Syange, Jagat before arriving at our destination, a beautiful village of Chamje overlooking the Marsyangdi Valley. Enjoy your first night in Nepali village and get insight into the culture and lifestyle of Annapurna foothills. Enjoy a delicious meal and take a rest.

Accommodation: Guesthouse at Chamje
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 3
Trek to Dharapani (2,100 m)

This might be a short day trek from Chamje to Dharapani, but this hike is absolutely astonishing. Hiking along the trail, you will catch your first glimpse of Annapurna II and Pisang Peak. The trail rises up gently passing by terraced fields and suspension bridges over Marsyangdi River heading towards the villages of Tal and Karte.

En route, you walk through forests filled with rhododendrons and enjoy the scenery of the Himalayan peaks. Upon reaching Dharapani, you’ll see the stone entrance chorten, and this Tibetan influenced Gurung village has many small shops, teahouses, hotels and many more to explore.

Accommodation: Guesthouse at Dharapani
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 4
Trek to Chame (2,670 m)

It’s a beautiful walk from Dharapani to Chame, and there are many beautiful sceneries to be had along the way. The trail rises gently up through forests of oak and pine before coming to Koto. As you go up, watching the beautiful Mt. Manaslu from the top of trail is a privilege only you can experience.

Afterwards, an hour on the trail leads to the beautiful Gurung village of Timang, and continuing along the trail takes you into Chame. Surrounded by Annapurna II and associated peaks, Chame is the administrative center of Manang district with many shops and guesthouses.

Accommodation: Guesthouse at Chame
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 5
Trek to Pisang (2,675 m)

An incredible trekking day heading to Lower Pisang through forest trail. The route encapsulates the breathtaking views of snow capped peaks and picturesque valleys making your journey a memorable one. Passing the villages of Thaleku and Bhratang along the trail, you come across Paungda Danda rock face followed by a steep ascent across pine forests that leads to Lower Pisang. Enjoy your overnight stay in the incredible atmosphere of Lower Pisang overlooking the snow capped peaks.

If we arrive early, we can go to Upper Pisang in daytime. From there, you can enjoy the amazing sunset views over Annapurna II and Annapurna III.

Accommodation: Guesthouse at Lower Pisang
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 6
Trek to Manang (3,500 m)

Today’s hike begins with a beautiful sunrise view over Annapurna II. There are two routes to get to Manang, via south and north of Marsyangdi River that finally meets at Mungji. We follow the southern route that goes all the way to Manang through the road via Humde Airport.

Continuing on, you’ll reach Mungji just before arriving at Bragha, an old Tibetan style village in the Annapurna region. En route, you will pass an old monastery decorated colorfully with thangkas and prayer wheels. Next, a short 30 minute hike from there takes us to Manang village. This route is comparatively short and easier as it involves less climbing.

Accommodation: Guesthouse at Manang
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 7
Acclimatization Day at Manang Village

We spend this day acclimatizing at Manang. Today, we take a short hike around Gangapurna lake and a local monastery enjoying scenic mountain views along the journey. Due to its ideal location, Manang offers magnificent views of Annapurna III, Gangapurna and neighboring peaks. Besides surrounding peaks, there are shops, guesthouses, and bakeries packed with travelers during trekking season.

Accommodation: Guesthouse at Manang
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 8
Trek to Yak Kharka (4,000 m)

Today, you will be following footsteps of traders and yak herders as you head into Yak Kharka. Continuing on the trail, you pass Tenki village followed by green valleys before arriving at Gunsan village. What’s really of interest are areas of rich meadow pasture en route where you can see yaks and horses grazing there. Continuing on the trail, we stop at Yak Kharka for our overnight stay.

Accommodation: Guesthouse at Yak Kharka
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 9
Trek to Thorong Phedi (4,450 m)

It’s a beautiful walk from Yak kharka to Thorang Phedi, also known as Thorong La Pass Base Camp. The trek continues to climb up hills along the narrow trail, crossing Marsyangdi River on the way. You will notice the change in terrain, unpaved and rugged terrain upon arriving at Thorong Phedi. Make sure you go to bed early and take proper sleep for an early start tomorrow morning.

Accommodation: Guesthouse at Thorong Phedi
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 10
Trek to Muktinath (3,800 m) via Thorong La Pass (5,416 m)

Due to unpredictable nature of meteorological conditions in the mountainous region, we start hiking early in the morning by 4 am to cross Thorong La Pass. You will pass freezing trails climbing to the top (5,416 m) followed by a steep descent towards Muktinath Temple. From the top, you will see the surrounding peaks and Mustang. The trek comes to a close at Muktinath temple, a popular pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhist. We pay a visit to this temple and spend our night at nearby guesthouses.

Accommodation: Guesthouse at Muktinath
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 11
Trek to Jomsom (2,710 m)

Today’s trail is one of the most scenic along the route as you hike to Jomsom. The route passes through deserted rugged terrain that resembles the Tibetan plateau amidst the Himalayan peaks. Continuing on the trail, you will pass villages filled with apple orchards and whitewashed houses; and some of the pristine mountain landscapes in the Himalayas before arriving at Jomsom.

Accommodation: Guesthouse at Jomsom
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 12
Drive to Tatopani (1,190 m)

Get ready for a drive to Tatopani in a local shared vehicle. With new road construction connecting Pokhara and Muktinath, the hiking route passes through the roadways, and gets busier with vehicles. So we drive from Jomsom to Tatopani, and then resume trekking towards the mid hills region of Annapurna from there. Enjoy the natural hot spring bath at Tatopani in the evening.

Accommodation: Guesthouse at Tatopani
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 13
Rest Day at Tatopani

Staying one more day at Tatopani will allow you to recover yourself after a long day of hiking and prepare you for tomorrow’s hike. Enjoy your day taking a bath at a hot spring drinking beers, getting a massage or simply strolling around villages and local shops.

Accommodation: Guesthouse at Tatopani
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 14
Trek to Ghorepani (2,810 m)

A beautiful hike through green hills and native forests, heading towards quaint villages in the Annapurna foothills. The trail rises uphill passing by ethnic Thakali villages of Sikha and Chitre before arriving at Ghorepani. The views of Annapurna South, Himchuli and Tukuche peaks are truly rewarding from this spot.

Accommodation: Guesthouse at Ghorepani
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 15
Hike to Poon Hill (3,210 m), Trek to Tikhedhunga (1,570 m) and Drive to Pokhara

Get ready for a beautiful day hike on the trails. Early in the morning, we headed to Poon Hill for watching sunrise views over the snow capped peaks of Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri range. The views of the sun rising with its glowing rays in the Himalayan peaks are truly breathtaking from this vantage point.

Even afterwards, the hike continues towards Tikhedhunga with incredible mountain views throughout the journey. The trek comes to a close upon driving from Tikhedhunga to Pokhara where we spend a night there.

Accommodation: Hotel at Pokhara
Meals: Breakfast included

Day 16
Drive Back to Kathmandu (1,400 m)

The last leg of the journey completes upon driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu. En route, revel in the spectacular views of raging Marsyangdi and Trishuli river along the banks of highway. Enjoy the farewell dinner in the evening with your crews.

Accommodation: Hotel at Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast and farewell dinner included

Day 17
Transfer to the International Airport for Your Final Departure

The 17 days long Annapurna Circuit Trek package ends today. Our airport representative will send you off to Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight departure. We hope you enjoy trekking in Nepal with us. Namaste and have a safe journey.

Meals: Breakfast included

Trip Includes / Excludes


  • Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
  • Two nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu.
  • One night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
  • Transfer Beshisahar by private vechicle and then chamje by local jeep
  • Full board meals with (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge accommodation during the trek
  • An experienced English-speaking (trekking guide), porter to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, meals.
  • First Aid medical kit
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (ACAP and TIMS, please bring 3 passport size photographs)
  • All government and local taxes


  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Nepal entry visa Fees: You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • All kind of cold drinks including water, coke, Fanta, juice etc.
  • WI-Fi internet during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for airport representative, tour guide, trekking staff, driver etc.( Mandotary But Expected)

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Annapurna Circuit Trek
From $ 1,300
per Adult