Annapurna circuit trek 10 Days is customized itinerary of Classic Annapurna circuit trek. It is also called Round Annapurna Trek, Annapurna circuit trek, Annapurna circuit trekking or Throng La Pass Trek. It has been so popular among the trekkers since it opened for the trekking in 1977. This is the highest trekking pass route of Nepal which crosses Thorong la 5416 meter. The total length of the trekking trail varies between 160–230 km (100-145 mi), depending on where motor transportation is used and where the trek is ended. This trek crosses two different river valleys Marshyangdi river valleys and Kaligandaki river valleys encircles the Annapurna Massif. During the trek, you can see Annapurna II 7937m (26040ft), Annapurna III 7555m (24786ft), Gangapurna 7,455m (24458ft), Tilicho peak 7,134 m, 23405ft and many other mountains. You can do Poon hill trek, Annapurna base camp trek and mardi himal trek after this if you wish and have a time.
Amazing clouds above Annapurna II, view from on the way to Ice lake
The Annapurna circuit trek begins with driving from Kathmandu to Besisahar with local bus or you can also take the private vehicle for your convenient travel. After that the bumpy and adventure road begins to Manag, you will take either private jeep or collection basis jeep to Ngadi then you start the trek. The trek goes through amazing landscape of the lamjung district’s villages such as a Bulbule, Syange, Jagat, Chamje, Tal, Karche then Dharapani. you will see different vegetation as well as landscape during your lower Annapurna part treks
Trekkers watching Annapurna II from the bank of Lake
After a day hike from dharapani, you will be in chame where you can enjoy the hot spring and enjoy the view of Lamjung himal. Next day is quite easy and enjoyable but you are walking through the road. Apple farm in Bhartang is another attraction where you can have a some bread with coffee and view of Annapurna II. Walking further the view get’s more nicer and you will sleep in pisang. Manag is your next destination which is the long hike but very beautiful because of View of Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna and many other peaks. Sight trips are available to do next day, with discussion with guide you can choose either Ice lake or Just around Manag. The landscape you see from here is just amazing and priceless.
Annapurna III and Annapurna IV from the top of Ice Lake
The Next challenge is to step on to base of thorong la. It takes two more days to be there. You can see amazing views of Himalayas everywhere from the trail. Chulu east and Chulu west are the other attraction of the trek which you can see from letdar and Yak Kharka. Blue ship and yak makes your journey more enjoyable as you can see many yaks on the trail with horses. There you can enjoy the tranquility and peace of the mountain. As you are near to your final destination, you may face some difficulties with AMS also or minor headache which is normal. As you crosses the thorong la your trek will be over. Now you will drive or fly to pokhara as per your time schedule.
The ice Lake 4600 meter is a must visiting place if you trek Annapurna circuit
The amazing express Annapurna circuit trek treks is a beautiful hikes of the life. you will gain an amazing experience of hiking here in Annapurna with your limit time. We (Nepal Trek Hub) is here to help your journey easy and memorable for lifetime, Tailoring your itinerary and making your holiday even better than this.
Here are some reason Why Annapurna circuit trek as compare to others trek of Nepal. You may find it very unique because each day the landscape differs. see below why Annapurna circuit trek is first choice of tourist.
Amazing landscape and beauty:It starts with green jungle and rural Nepal, with typical Nepali lifestyle village and it’s lifestyle, the deep valley of Marshyandri river and high rocky hills. The more higher you go the better view you get everyday. The landscape differs even in 1 hours disatnce as well, from dharpani to on wards you would see the high mountains such as a Mount Manaslu, Ngadi chuli and Mnanslu north, then when you are in pisang you would see Mt. Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna and Many other peaks. Not Only the Mountains you would see diverse landscape from Dhukur pokhari to above so in-terms of beauty you would obviously love the Annapurna circuit trek
With availability of many good tea houses and variety of food this is like a city. You get the variety of delicious food everyday and so as a drinks. the permits are very cheap so people do Annapurna circuit trek mostly
Many Sight trips available to do it such as a ice lake or Tilicho Lake trek while you are doing Annapurna circuit trek
The High passes and High lake:Annapurna circuit trek means the tough thorong la pass which is 5416 Meter high. Not only that there is the Highest elevated lake of the earth as well. Tilicho lake located at the height of 4980 meter which is another attraction of Annapurna circuit as well as mountain and landscape you see around this region are another charm. trekkers ahve to walk in the high elevation mostly which means the perfect view of Himalayas Everyday
You might be wondering about How to go Annapurna circuit trek? Annapurna circuit trekking starts from Nadi which is 1 hour driving from Beshisahar (District headquarter of Lamjung) and is 172.9 km driving from Kathmandu. The Road construction in Annapurna circuit has shortened the length of trek as well as New trails also has been made. As we can not avoid the development the government of Nepal has been trying to make an alternative routes. The road has reached to Manag, with professional guide you can find out the alternative trekking trail here
1. Travel by local bus
Trekkers should travel Besisahar before start of trek. The local bus leaves to Besisahar from kathmandu early in the morning. The road is quite good up to Besisahar. Some trekkers trek from here, But generally people start from Bulbule. It is 7-8 hours journey by bus. You need to adjust the locality in the bus because they often stops for the local passenger often. They stop for lunch as well as toilet break.
There are two types of Local bus Micro Bus, Big Bus
Place to find the ticket and bus: Gongabu BG Mal
How to go BG Mall is by taxi
2. Travel by private transport jeep
If you are willing to go by private jeep/Car it is also possible. This option is totally flexible to you, you can stop and travel. the cost are also not expensive. your trekking crew also travel with you. This might takes little bit less than local bus. You can stop for the photographs often. This options is better for the trekkers who want’s to have a really nice experience in Nepal rather than being stuck in Local bus
3.Drive out from Jomsom
There are many options after you arrive to Muktinath. A single day trek you can reach toJomsom. From here the transportation are available to go Pokhara. Here are some options
1. Trek down continue with your available days. From Muktinath You can reach to Tatopani in 3 Days, Ghorepani poon hill trek 5 Days, Annapurna base camp trek 8-9 Days more.
2. You can also drive with jeep or local bus to tatopani. A stunning place to stay here because of Natural hot spring.
Annapurna circuit trek map is very important for trekking, Even though you have guide it is always better to have one map which makes your travel quite easy and navigate you. You have also information regarding the mountains and distance if you have a good map. Nepal map is popular one which is available anywhere in the map shop and this is pretty cool map. We would also give you a single map for each group which will be taken by your guide. Here is one illustration map. You can also see our Annapurna circuit trek google map
Many people wonder which is the best Annapurna circuit trek season? Well, there are 2 best season to annapurna circuit trek. Although Nepal is a all time year tourist destination as the country has a wide range of climatic diversity. Nepal has various climate in it’s tiny territory. We have dived whole year in to the four season.
This Autumn season is considered is one of the best time for trekking in Nepal. On this months trekkers can have excellent weather and tantalizing mountain views. The temperatures are very good. mountaineers and trekkers can hike anywhere in Nepal.
Snowfalls and freezing temperatures in the mountains and whole Nepal is normal in this season. The weather often changes a lot. The trail might be block sometime with heavy snowfall and even the tea houses might be close because of low temperatures. High passes trekking are not ideal for this time of the year.
The second best season of the year in-terms of mountain scenery and temperatures. The temperatures in the mountains are quite ok. you can see the perfect view of Himalayas and the colorful rhododendron flowers. Very Less rainfall happens in this time of the year so you can enjoy the mountain vista and scenery perfectly. Very high passes trek can be done and this is also season for Mt. Everest Climbing.
Summer time runs here in Nepal from June till mid September. Rainfall, Flood and Landslides are the natural disaster happens here in Nepal often. Normal trek to see the Himalayas you can do but the view will not good. Dolpo and Upper Mustang trek is very nice to do this time of the year
Most of the people don’t have an idea regarding Annapurna circuit trek difficulty. In our opinion Hikers don’t need to be marathon fit to complete the Annapurna circuit, it’s definitely worth putting in some hard yards at the gym, in the mountains or around the block before you leave.
The most of days are manageable; 5-6 Hours walking each day and 10-15 K.M, with plenty of rest, long lunch breaks and a single rest days in between.
But on the pass day of throng la it need at least 12 hours at high altitude, starting at 4am. And this day is quite tough because you need to climb 800 Meter then decent down around 1600 Meter. But slowly you can do this.
Our advice is do lite exercise before you come to Nepal. If you are young then it is not that much necessary. due to walking all day from the beginning you would get use to it.
We have mentioned some tips for Annapurna circuit trek Preparation, we hope this will give you a general knowledge about how to prepare your entire Annapurna circuit trek
The first step, you should realize how many days do you have for a Holidays and How many days trek you want to do? In this trek would visit 4 Major cities of Nepal that is Kathmandu, Pokhara, Besisahar and jomsom. These are the cities that you pass through.please go through above the page you would find out the best options for you.
You can see the different airlines that fly to Kathmandu. There are several connecting flight to Kathmandu. You can choose one of them . The price are vary as per standard of the flights as well as transit hour. There are some Airlines Namely Qatar Airlines, Ethihad Airlines, Air Asia, Turkish Airlines, Malindo Air and so many of them
After you chosen Annapurna base camp as your trekking trail. You need some assistance to make your trek fruitful and easy. Here are two types of service you can choose one of them. On the basis of following specification you can separate a service you would like to take
In this service you would pay long-sum amount to the agency and your agency has to pay everything for your food and accommodation. This is very fascinating that you don’t have to be worry about anything during the trek. Your guide would pay for food and accommodation during the trek. Normally, the drinks are not included in this kind of service. You need to pay for your drinks and beverage. Guide and porter will be assisting you to make your trek easier here. The guide will normally choose your hotel from his past experience. Porter carry your rucksack from hotel to hotel. Permits and TIMS card are added to make your trip legal and safer.
If you want to pay yourself during the trek which is known as a partial service. This service means you are heaving guide and porter only with you. The guide and porter will assist you to make your trip smooth and successful. Even if you are paying yourself you must take TIMS and Permits with you. which is only issue through the registered trekking agency in Kathmandu.
In this step you need to prepare that what stuff i am going to take for the trek. you can take the information form your agency. The information about clothing, Food, Health related issue and all the problem that might make you difficult in your trek. Get all information that you need. After all this you can do your trek easily.
Normally, it cost around 810$ per person minimum 2 person travelling basis for 13 Days Annapurna circuit trek. This includes, Guide, porter, food and accommodation, Local transportation as well. Trekking to Annapurna circuit required permit, you need following two permits and their cost which are mentioned below.
First permit is Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permits. It is because you are trekking inside the Annapurna conservation area project that is why this essential permit. The check post are in Bhulbhule. If you don’t have it, you can not enter in Annapurna conservation Area.
Where to take this card
You need your passport photocopy as well as passport size photograph to get this permit. If you are going by yourself you can get this permit in Nepal tourism board Bhirkutimandap Kathmandu. But going alone is always danger. please study before you go. The same permit you can get through us in same price but we are responsible for you, of course you have to pay certain charge. The document we need also same as mentioned above.
For SAARC nationals: Nrs.200 (about US $2)
For Others Nationalities: Nrs.3000 (about US $29)
Second is Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card that costs NRS. 2000 (about US $20). The card is issued through Trekking Agency Association of Nepal for the protection and safety of trekkers. TIMS you can also get through Nepal tourism board as well as Registered Trekking Agency
For your easiness we have some Annapurna circuit trek tips for you. Here are some basic suggestions for trekker which might be very useful for trekkers while in trek.
Annapurna circuit trek highlights is given below
Annapurna circuit trek 10 Days is very popular itinerary these days. If you are wondering about your days and trek schedule in Annapurna circuit, Don’t worry. Annapurna circuit can be done in 10 Days only. But in this case you must travel more by vehicle. For example from Kathmandu to Besishar then chame, you have to go through the vehicle. Doing this you would saver your days so you can do Annapurna circuit in 10 Days also
10 Days Annapurna circuit trek
Below we have given the Annapurna circuit trek 10 days itinerary which can be longer and shorter as per your needs. If you have more days it is better to spent more days in the trek rather than stick on 10 Days Annapurna circuit trek plan
|1||Your Destination||Kathmandu||1350 M, 4430 FT.||Your time|
|4||Pisang||Manag||3500 M, 11482. FT.||7 Hours|
|5||Manag||Manag||3500 M, 11482. FT.||Hike|
|6||Manang||Letdar||4250 M, 13944 FT||5 Hours|
|7||Letdar||High Camp||4600 M, 15092 FT.||4 Hours|
|8||High Camp||Muktinath||3800 M, 12467 FT.||8 Hours|
|9||Muktinath||Pokhara||800 M||Whole day|
|10||Pokhara||Kathmandu||1350 Meter||8 Hours|
Here is 13 Days Annapurna circuit trek itinerary with drive out from Muktinath. Instead of this you can continue trek to Jomsom, Tatopani also and climb to ghorepani. This would be the quite longer trek.
Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu 1350m/4428ft.
On arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, you’ll be received by me or my colleagues, transfer to hotel then talk about trekking and preparation for the trekking, such as a buying and renting the stuff for trekking
Day 02:Drive to Bhulbhule via Beshisahar and start trek and stay at Ngadi 7 Hours
Today we start our journey drive to Besisahar – Bhulbhule about 6 hrs from Kathmandu. After we reach Bhulbule we start our trek which takes 1 hour to reach Ngadi Village which is situated at the Bank of Marshyandri River
Day 03: Ngadi to Jagat (1400m) 6 hours
Start our trek to Jagat begins after having breakfast and then walk about 5-6 hrs. The first part of trekking is quite tough as we climb to Bahundanda then down slowly through rice fields and terrace to Ghermu Phant where we do Lunch after having lunch we continue our trek through roads to Jagat.
Day 04:Trek from Jagat to Dharapani (1900m) 6 hours
We trek little ascend and then crossing the Marshayandri river we would climb ascend the uphill slowly and sometimes a little bit down before we reach to Tal we have to climb the hill little bit and from Tal, we continue our trek to Kartike then further to Dharapani a small village where trekkers join from Manaslu. Overnight at Jagat
Day 05:Terk from Dharapani to Chame (2,650 m) 7 Hours
Today the trail goes slowly uphill up to Timang a small Gurung village, with some tea houses and lodges from where we can see some mountains on the Manaslu Himalayan ranges as well. Leaving Timang we continue our trek to Chame. Reaching the town of Chame, one of the larger settlements of the area will allow us to have a hot shower. Chame is the administrative headquarters for the Manang area and is also known for its healing thermal baths and interesting architecture.
Day 06:Trek from Chame to Pisang (3300m) 6 hours
The treks start through the deep forest of Pine in a steep and narrow valley, crosses a river on a long bridge at 2910m. We then cross another bridge at 3040m and climb a little bit to Dhukur Pokhari, which is a very nice place to Hangout for a lunch and enjoy the view from there. From Dhukurpokhari it takes about an hour to reach the Pisang. Overnight at Pisang
Day 07:Trek from Pisang to Manang (3500m) 7 hours
6-7 Hours walking will get us to Manang a plain land but quite bigger village than others of Manag. The climate here is very similar to the high Tibetan plateau, with little precipitation and large fluctuations between daytime and nighttime temperatures. The inhabitants of Manang use horses and yak for nearly everything, and the jingling of bells will announce the arrival of a horseman and his stead.
The High route via Ngwal
You have to cross the river out of Pisang village and then take a reasonably level path through scrubland, passing a small picturesque lake on your right. You will then pass long ‘Mani walls’ and descend to cross a stream and begin a strenuous zigzagging climb up to the village of Ghyaru (3,673m) offers Annapurna II and Annapurna IV very stunning view. From Ghyaru you will continue up the valley on a wonderful high-level trail. Here, passing through the ruins of a castle, we will arrive on a promontory, with views both ways up and down the valley. Then, we will arrive at the village of Ngawal (3,650m) where there is a large newly built Gompa up to the right. You will leave the village near a long Mani wall. Finally, you will descend back to the valley floor and rejoin the main trail to continue to Braga and Manang.
Day 08:Acclimatization day at Manang
Today we spend a day acclimatizing in Manang. After breakfast, we go to see the gangapurna lake and we climb the little bit up to the yak pastures from where we can see the whole Manag view clearly.After we back from day excursion you can walk around the Manag city. Overnight at Guest House.
Day 09:Trek from Manang to Letdar (4250m) 5 hours
After breakfast, we will walk through the farm terrace to Tanki Manang then gradually goes to high alpine to the Gunsang village offering panoramic mountains scenery and we will pass a few meadows where horses and yaks graze. Nearby Yak Kharka we will see herds of blue sheep grazing the steep slopes as well. Arrive in Letdar and stay overnight in guest house.
Day 10:Trek from Ledar to High camp (4600m) 4 hours
The trail descends to cross the river at 4310m then we climb up to Phedi at 4420m. While we go to Phedi the way is the little bit dangerous because sometimes a small stone can come from the uphill at high speed, we must be careful over there after we reach to Phedi we will make a decision whether we go to high camp or not. But usually, people go high camp because that makes easier to them for the next day. If we go to High Camp which is at the elevation of 4600meter can be the little bit difficult to slip over here.
Day 11:High Camp to Muktinath (3710m) 8 hours
Our trek begins before sunrise at 4.30 am, or 4:00 am Depends where we slip, as we need to set out early to complete the crossing of the Thorong La at 5416 meters before 9 o clock. If we do late it starts strong winds which makes quite difficult to trekkers. The trail is steep right from the start, but with a slow and steady pace, we should reach the summit within three hours. Prayer flags and hot tea await us as we reach the highest point of our trek to Thorung pass summit. After we take photo breaks we descent to Muktinath is long, but the views of border Himalayas and Dhaulagiri family are simply amazing. Muktinath is a large village, a rambling settlement with several lodges to choose from. Hot showers and a good meal will allow for a quick recovery after today’s long and difficult day
Day 12:Drive to Tatopani (1200m) 7 hours
Today we would drive to Tatopani. This itinerary is for those who have a short time period but if you have enough time we can still do trek which is very nice. During our driving, we would see the local villages apple farm, amazing and wide Kali Gandaki river, the windy valley in the evening we would enjoy the hot spring.
Day 13:Drive to Pokhara and start sightseeing
Day 13:Drive to Pokhara and start sightseeing
Today we drive to Pokhara by local bus and private transportation from Beni to Pokhara then sightseeing at Pokhara place like, World peace stupa, Davis Fall, Gupteshowr Gupha, International Mountain Museum
Day 14:Drive to Kathmandu
7-8 hours bus drive to kathmandu
This is a another trek that trail splits from Manang instead of taking the valley north to Tanki Manang. This
trek route goes to the main valley to the west passes through the Khanshar Village then trek up to Tilicho lake. Trekkers spent a Night Here. Some trekkers they pass Mesokontala but most trekkers go back to Yak Kharka. then next day they do Thorog la pass trek.
The trek through the NarPhu valleys combines high peaks and passes, glaciers, remote villages, narrow canyons, lovely forests. There are gompas and unique ethnically Tibetan cultures. Narphu valley was to trekkers until late 2002. Koto is the starting point of this trek and quickly diverges from routes with more foot-traffic and into the remote NarPhu valleys. The trail passes through colorful Tibetan chortens and prayer stones into deep canyons and gorges then head to kangla pass. After Kang La Pass we will go down to Ngawal, a popular stop on the main Annapurna Circuit Treks
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Just returned from the Annapurna Circuit trek with a group of friends, and the experience has been nothing short of amazing! It would not have been possible without our awesome tour guide, Shreeram, and our two strong porters (who happen to look like Korean twins btw), Dev and Surendra.
Personally, I like to engage a local guide when trekking especially in unfamiliar places (this was our group’s first time in Nepal as well as doing such a long trek!), because I’d like to think that the local guides know the ins and outs of the trail better; making sure safety is the utmost priority while not compromising on the view and experience. Fortunately for us, Shreeram did exactly what we expected of him and far more.
Throughout the 12 days Shreeram always made us feel safe, was observant, caring, and sensitive to our needs. He would advise us on the Do’s and Don’ts throughout the trek, and I am grateful that none of us ran into any major issues (whether general wellbeing/safety/comfort) under his care and guidance. He is also extremely knowledgeable about the Himalayas and the surrounding region, as he patiently answered all our questions and always kept us entertained with little nuggets of information. And added bonus to this all was Shreeram’s unique sense of humour which created a lighthearted vibe within our group, always making us chuckle away.
Not forgetting our porters Dev and Surendra who also did an amazing job, each of them carrying >20kgs over their shoulders every day (with a strap across their forehead to support the load :O ) , never once complaining, and always early to arrive at our destination to secure the best rooms possible for us.
All-in-all, we are extremely grateful to have had Shreeram, Dev and Surendra as part of our trip. While all the above may seem like “small” things, trust us when we say – it makes all the difference and is definitely what separates just “normal” from “GREAT”.
A couple of months ago, a group of 5 of us decided to book our two week trip to Nepal, and I must say that it was probably one of the best decisions that I made this year!
We were all new to this as none of us have ever been on a trekking adventure that lasts more than a week (what more two weeks!) and therefore, hoped for a reliable guide and porters we could depend on. Being assigned to Shreeram (hereby referred to as “Ram”) as our very own guide (and founder of Nepal Trek Hub), as well as Dev and Surendra as our helpful porters was like a dream come true.
From the very first day meeting Ram, I knew we would be in good hands throughout the journey. He was extremely observant (he would notice the little things from the condition of our shoes to our health), proactive, reliable, trustworthy, kind, and to top it all – funny! We never had to worry about our accommodation or food; he would always go the extra mile by ensuring we get the best possible place to stay, he ensures we are well fed (always asking if we need any refills for our dhal bhat sets!) and checking on us to ensure we are all in a healthy state. He was genuine and often took the time to share his insights with us, giving us good advise and information as went through each and every day – AND he does this with a sense of humour!
I am very grateful for all that Ram, Dev and Surendra have done for us. They have definitely exceeded our expectations and made our trekking trip THAT much more enjoyable. It was unforgettable in so many ways, so much so that we are already talking about making another trip to Nepal in the next few years (hopefully under Ram’s guide, with Dev and Surendra around too!). The trio had a commendable attitude – they were very hardworking, positive, and encouraging, which contributed to our success trekking through Thorong La Pass.
The memories formed over the two weeks are undoubtedly here to stay. I will remember all the little things that Ram, Dev and Surendra have done for us – some which include Ram being our personal photographer, taking care of my phone along the way, photobombing our shots, posing for us and with us, trying out random pastries and doughnuts, teaching us Nepali language, bringing us for local food, telling us “who knows!”, and etc. It has been truly memorable and I am eternally grateful!
I would definitely recommend Ram (and Nepal Trek Hub) to anyone who wishes to experience trekking in Nepal. I am assured that the team will ensure they provide the best service to you. Thanks again and I hope that we will cross paths again soon!
FANTASTIC JOB, BOYS!
Wir waren zu zweit mit Shreeram (Nepal Trek Hub) auf dem Annapurna Circuit unterwegs. Wir hatten in Nepal nur 16 Tage Zeit und Sheeram hat alles auf unsere Bedürfnisse perfekt angepasst. Man musste bei der Planung nie lange auf eine Antwort warten, obwohl er auf einem Trek unterwegs war. Auf dem Trek hat er von Anfang an sich führsorglich um uns gekümmert und wir hatten die Zeit über gute Gespräche. Besonders hervorheben möchte ich noch seine Freundlichkeit und Hilfsbereitschaft, ganz egal, ob man sein Kunde ist oder nicht. So hat er zum Beispiel zwei Einzelreisenden sofort und unaufgefordert geholfen, ihren im Jeep vergessenen Rücksack wieder zu bekommen. Und das war keine Sache von Minuten … . Lange Rede, kurzer Sinn: auf jeden Fall zu empfehlen 🙂