Annapurna Region, TrekkingModerate

Annapurna Circuit Trek

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  • Destination:Nepal
  • Trip Grade:Moderate
  • Max Elevation:5416 m
  • Total Duration:21
  • Geography :Mountain/ Forest/ Village
  • Religions:Hinduism/Buddhism
  • Ethnic People:Thakali/ Manangi/ Gurung/ Magar
  • Transportation:Tourist Bus/Private Car/Flight
  • Region:Annapurna

Nepal is well known for its marvelous landscape, religious tolerance, arts and culture, and its scenic beauty. Annapurna Circuit Trek gives the trekkers a chance to glance at all the mentioned ethos of Nepal. Annapurna Circuit Trek will not disappoint the trekkers as it’s full of thrills and excitements.

Annapurna Circuit Trek, also known as classic Himalayan trek, is one of Nepal’s most popular trek route which is located in Annapurna region. Annapurna Circuit Trek features gigantic mountains which gives the trekkers a joy of enjoying a panoramic view of the Himalayas. With relishing vista of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Manaslu, and other mountains lying in the Annapurna range, the Dhaulagiri range, and the Manaslu range, Annapurna Circuit Trek bids in satisfying the expectation of the trekkers.

There is nothing more pleasing than waking up to a gratifying view of the Himalayas in the morning with the rays of sunlight slowly illuminating on them. The trekkers will come across the Kali Gandaki Gorge which is the deepest gorge in the world, Thorong La pass that connects the village of Manang to holy temple of Muktinath, which is equally important to Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, and Bons, and the beautiful Marsayangdi River flowing through Marsayangdi Valley. The trekkers will get to learn about Thakali, Gurung, Magar, Manangi, Tamang, and other ethnic groups’ culture in this trek.

We, Independent Trekking Guides Adventure, are the leading tourist service provider in the capital. We provide our guests every service they want during their stay in Nepal. We value your time and money, so we will try our best to fulfill all of your expectations in during our time together. We have all kind of transportations that are available at the best price for our guests’ convenience.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
  • Day 03: Drive to Khudi
  • Day 04: Khudi to Siurung
  • Day 05: Siurung to Jagat
  • Day 06: Jagat to Dharapani
  • Day 07: Dharapani to Chame
  • Day 08: Chame to Pisang:
  • Day 09: Pisang to Manang
  • Day 10: Manang (Acclimatization day)
  • Day 11: Manang to Yak Kharka
  • Day 12: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi
  • Day 13: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath via Thorong La pass
  • Day 14: Muktinath to Marpha
  • Day 15: Marpha to Kalopani (2,530 m/8,300 ft):
  • Day 16: Kalopani to Tatopani (1,200m/3,937ft)
  • Day 17: Tatopani to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft):
  • Day 18: Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani
  • Day 19: Tadapani to Pokhara (827m/2,789ft) via Ghandruk: 5 - 6 hours trek,
  • Day 20: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Day 21: Final departure
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Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

We pick you up at Tribhuvan International Airport and take you to a hotel in Thamel, Kathmandu. Overnight at a hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

We visit Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Later, we discuss our trek in our office.

Day 03: Drive to Khudi

We drive for 7 to 8 hours to Khudi (800m) along the Trishuli River in a jeep with a shy sight of the Manaslu range. Our ride would be bumpy as we’d be driving on an off-road. Overnight at a hotel in Khudi.

Day 04: Khudi to Siurung

Khudi to Siurung (2,200m) uphill trek may take about 7 hours. We will come across beautiful waterfalls on our way. Mt. Manaslu looks terrific from Siurung. Overnight at a homestay in Tamang village in Siurung.

Day 05: Siurung to Jagat

We trek for about 7 hours to Jagat (1,300m). We cross beautiful Marsayangdi River on a suspension bridge. We come across several small Gurung and Magar villages on our way. Overnight at a homestay in Jagat.

Day 06: Jagat to Dharapani

Following a scant glimpse of the Annapurna range, we trek for 7 to 8 hours to reach Dharapani (1,960m). We come across water streams along the way with some dense forests. Overnight at a lodge in Dharapani.

Day 07: Dharapani to Chame

We chase the Himalayas to get a clearer view of them and reach Chame (2,710m) after 6 hours of trek. We trek along few Buddhist monasteries on our way to Chame with the absolutely stunning view of Lamjung Himal. Overnight at a lodge in Chame.

Day 08: Chame to Pisang:

After 5 to 6 hours trek, we reach Pisang (3,300m) which offers a better view of the Himalayas than the other places we stopped. We stop by some Buddhist monasteries on our way to Pisang. Overnight at a lodge in Pisang.

Day 09: Pisang to Manang

We trek for about 7 hours to reach Manang (3,519m), the home of Manangi, which gives an absolutely stunning view of the Annapurna ranges. We use Geru pass to reach Manang. Overnight at a lodge in Manang.

Day 10: Manang (Acclimatization day)

We explore the beautiful Manang valley where we will take a short tour to the Buddhist monasteries, mountaineering school, and hike up to Gangapurna Lake. Overnight at a lodge in Manang.

Day 11: Manang to Yak Kharka

We leave Manang for Yak Kharka (4,110m) which will take us about 4 hours trek. On our way, we get to observe Himculi along with the Annapurna range and yaks grazing in the fields. Overnight at a lodge in Manang.

Day 12: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi

We take a short trek of 4 hours to Thorong Phedi (4,600m) along Marsayangdi River with a breathtaking view of the Himalayas behind us. Overnight at a homestay in Thorong Phedi.

Day 13: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath via Thorong La pass

Using Thorong La pass (5,416m) as our gateway, we reach to Muktinath temple (situated at 3,800m) which is the perfect example of religious tolerance in Nepal. After 8 hours trek, we rest at a hotel in Muktinath.

Day 14: Muktinath to Marpha

In the morning, we visit the temple to worship the God and take shower in 108 sacred taps of the temple. We trek downhill to apple city of Nepal i.e. Marpha (2,670m). During our 5 hours trek, we pass through Jomsom and Kagbeni which offers beautiful scenes for photo-shoots. Overnight at a lodge in Marpha.

Day 15: Marpha to Kalopani (2,530 m/8,300 ft):

We trek further downhill for 6 hours to reach Kalopani (2,530m) which offers a beautiful panoramic view of Dhaulagiri tagging along with Annapurna, Nilgiri, and Tukuche. Overnight at a lodge in a Thakali village of Kalopani.

Day 16: Kalopani to Tatopani (1,200m/3,937ft)

We trek to Tatopani (1,200m) for 6 to 7 hours. We will stumble across beautiful waterfalls on our way. We take a hot water bath in Tatopani to release our fatigue. Overnight at a hotel in Tatopani.

Day 17: Tatopani to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft):

We trek into the woods of rhododendron forests to reach Ghorepani (2,850m) after 8 hours. Ghorepani offers us mesmerizing view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, and many other mountains lying in that region. Overnight at a lodge in Ghorepani.

Day 18: Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani

After relishing a fascinating sunrise from Ghorepani, we trek for 2 hours to reach Poon Hill (3,210m) which host beautiful panoramic view of the Himalayas. We further trek down to Tadapani (2,700m). Overnight at a lodge in Tadapani.

Day 19: Tadapani to Pokhara (827m/2,789ft) via Ghandruk: 5 - 6 hours trek,

We trek downhill for 4 hours to reach Gurung village of Ghandruk. We enjoy the vista of Mt. Machhapuchhre which seems a foot away from us. We drive for 3 hours to reach Pokhara. Overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.

Day 20: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

We leave Pokhara for Kathmandu on a tourist coach. After 7-hour drive, we reach the capital. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 21: Final departure

We’ll drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport in a car.

Cost Includes

1. Service in Kathmandu

  •  Kathmandu Airport picks up and drop.
  • Welcome Dinner with your trekking crews and final brief about your program.
  • Sightseeing in Different ancient cities of Kathmandu Valley
  • 2 Nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu @ Tibet Guest House

2.During the Trip

  • Kathmandu to all destinations Bus services provided.
  • 3 times, delicious/standard foods except for Alcoholic beverages, bottled, can soft drinks during the treks.
  • Standard hotel/Guest house/Lodge accommodation as per possibilities will be provided during the trek.
  • Permit and conservation Fees in Annapurna region.
  •  2 Nights Hotel accommodation in Pokhara @ Hotel White Castle Lake Side
  • All Local Taxes.
  • Our Sincere Guides service for Trekking.
  • Kind and honest porters for Trekking.
  • The salary for the guides & porters in Trekking.
  • Food for guides & porters in Trekking.
  • Accommodation for Guides & porters in Trekking.
  • Insurance for guides & porters for trekking.
  • Overland Transportation for Guides & porters in trekking.
  • All Local Taxes of Guides/Porters.
  • A Sincere Guide service.

Cost Excludes

  • Foods in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Alcoholic beverages and Bottled, canned, soft drinks and some essential things during the trek.
  • Needful clothes.
  • Sudden rescue Charge, If in case
  • (Maximum 6000 U.S Dollar Travel Insurance will be enough)
  • Clinical treatment and drugs.
  • Buying personal wanted materials, souvenir, gift etc.
  • Tipping for Guide and Porters after your trek.

What to Bring for the trip? (Trekking Gears)

  • Pair trekking boots and waterproofing solution
  • Pair lightweight trekking sandals
  • Pairs thin walking socks
  • Pairs lightweight trekking trousers must be windproof as well.
  • Pair shorts
  • Trekking shirts
  • Fleece jumper
  • Wind stopper
  • Set lightweight thermals
  • Down body warmer
  • North Face Waterproof Jacket (Preferably)
  • North Face Waterproof trousers (Preferably)
  • Four seasons down jacket ( Can be rented in Kathmandu )
  • Hat with ear covers
  • Neck warmer
  • Pairs ‘thinners’ gloves
  • Rucksack with hydration kit and belt bag
  • Personal wash kit (include fabric washing solution)
  • Leki Pole (Preferably)
  • Pack tissues and wet wipes and liquid detergent
  • Pair sunglasses
  • Camera and films
  • Head torch and spare batteries
  • Sleeping bag (rated -10(above) deg C during your trip)
  • Towels for your daily use

But, if you can’t bring from your own, you can buy or hire in Nepal cheaper then there.

Our trip to Nepal such a memorable one

I am part of a group of 4 girls who coordinated with Jagat for our 'mini' version of the Annapurna Circuit in early September 2017. We wanted to do the circuit badly but did not have enough time. Jagat and his team came up with a customized itinerary for us to start the trek from Jagat and end at Jomsom which we then flew to Pokhara to take a bus back to Kathmandu. The whole itinerary was very flexible and day to day arrangements can be altered by just communicating with our guide, Gopi. He will come up with the best plan to accommodate our wants and needs. 

From the moment we landed at the airport in Kathmandu to the moment we flew out of Nepal, everything was extremely well taken care of by Jagat and his team. Our guide, Gopi and porters, Raju and Tej (whom we call Dada) were like family to us during the entire trek. They were always checking on us to see if we have enough to eat, enough drinking water or can we cope with the trek. They even offered to carry our day packs when they saw us struggling. In fact, I think at most times, if not all, our interests were placed above theirs. They will go all the way out just to help you if there is anything you need at all on the trek. 

I don't think we'll be able to find another more patient, caring, trustworthy and detailed team of guides and porters. It was our pleasure to be able to trek with them. They had made our trip to Nepal such a memorable one that all of us didn't want the trip to end. Thank you for the great hospitality. I really look forward to visiting and trekking in Nepal again.

I would readily recommend Jagat and his team to anyone planning to trek in Nepal.

Love from Malaysia,


WanLing ,

This was my third trip to Nepal and most enjoyable.

I recently had the great pleasure of climbing Island Peak in the Khumbu, Nepal. Jagat Lama was a passionate and dependable resource for trekking and mountaineering in Nepal. He was on the spot as far as preparation for the trip. This was my third trip to Nepal and most enjoyable. Hiring a light and independent team allowed for a cost-effective, flexible and efficient way to climb in Nepal. His assistance was with me from the airport arrival through to departure. He took care of my every need and allowed me to focus on my goal of the summit of Island Peak. My climbing guide, his brother Lal, was competent, caring and successful. I left Nepal with new friendships. I readily endorse his services and would encourage anybody to go with the Independent Trekking Guides. They are honest, caring and willing to make your holiday the most memorable you have ever had. Please, don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about my experiences in Nepal.
Mark Lui,

It was my dream trip come true.

I am 66 years old and have done a lot of hiking in the USA as well as climbing Mt. Fuji, Orizaba and Iztaacchuatl volcanoes in Mexico. We have hiked to the bottom and back of the Grand Canyon at least 25 times on most of the various trails to the bottom. For me, the crowning trek was to hike in the Himalayan range. We contacted Jagat Lama in Kathmandu, Nepal and signed up for our adventure to hike for two weeks with porters and guides. Our group of friends included three men and three women aged from 60 to 75. I'm sure this would be a daunting task for Jagat and his guides.

We all hiked from Lukla to Namche which was Bill's goal (he's the 75-year-old). One of the guides stayed with Bill, and we continued with the two outstanding guides, Chet and Chandra. These two guides did everything for us; got all of our bags from the porters and put in our rooms, took our menu selections to the cooks, and discussed the plans for the following day. The guides made allowances for some who were having some altitude adjustment issues and gave positive feedback to everyone. They were very patient with all of us and really tried hard to ensure we stayed healthy and happy. I can honestly say that these were two of the best guides weíve ever had. On our hikes, the guides had to work around some of us who liked to take pictures but needed to do some additional acclimation at higher altitude. As a result three of us were able to hike all the way to Mt. Everest base camp. It was like a moonscape. We met the Korean team that was going to climb Everest as soon as the weather looked better. The base camp is awesome with tents all over the place with prayer flags, and ice towers and rocks everywhere.

At 5:00 am we were going to climb Kalapathar (5545m.) When we went out it was snowing and foggy. The weather in the valley is usually clear in the morning, foggy in the afternoon, and big clouds in the later afternoon. Chandra said we should start for Kalapathar as he felt it would clear up - and sure enough, the snow stopped and the sun came out. We made it to the summit in snow and ice.

From this mountain, we took fantastic views of Mt. Everest and Lhotse. We saw an avalanche and heard the cracking sounds coming from the Khumbu glacier. The valley we hiked was very interesting. It surpassed my expectations. I had no idea how many memorials there would be erected for the Everest climbers. It's a sight to see. There were many stupas and monasteries. There are many rock faces that have a Buddha painted or adorned with prayer flags and the rows of prayer wheels to spin. The landscape goes from lush vegetation to flower trees, to pine trees and then the tree line to tundra and almost a moonscape. The children were fun to play with and photograph. As we headed down the valley to Lukla, my wife became sick and we saw that she couldn't hike all the way down. Our great guides arranged for a horse for her to ride so we wouldn't miss our plane. At Lukla, I took my wife to a new, wonderful hospital where she was treated and given medicine. When we reached Kathmandu, there was a strike by the Maoist Communist Party that closed all of the businesses. Jagat again came to our rescue by getting a van and getting us to the airport. He, Chet and Chandra babysat us to make sure we got through the security hassle and on to the right plane. I can't imagine anyone doing anything more or better that Jagat, Chet, and Chandra could have done to make this a wonderful experience that exceeded our expectations. I recommend his services to you if you're planning to go anywhere in Nepal or Tibet. It was my dream trip come true.
Everest Base Camp Trek
Bob Hacken / Catherine L. Bordner,

Dreams of trekking in the Himalaya.
May 2010

In April/May 2010 I was part of a group of nine individuals who used Jagat Lama to coordinate our trek to Kala Pattar and Everest Base Camp. From taking care of obtaining our TIMS cards on the first day all the way through to seeing us off to the airport in Kathmandu when our trip was finished, Jagat took care of everything. Trust me when I say that there are a lot of details that need tending to in between the two above events. Jagat and his crew exceeded all expectations and made our trip stress free. This fact allows one to concentrate of the arduous task of getting to Base Camp while trusting Jagat and his crew to care of the daily details such as obtaining food and shelter. I highly recommend that you do as I did and have Jagat and his crew work with you to meet your Nepali dreams of trekking in the Himalaya.
Tom Tracey,
Rose Valley, WA USA

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