Annapurna Circuit Trek

The Annapurna Circuit trek is one of the Himalayas most famous treks. This trek is achievable for most fit hill walkers and includes a crossing of the Thorong La (pass) at 5416 metres. 

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is sociable and fun, not too demanding, and nights are spent in comfortable lodges where the food is fresh and good quality. It's a circular trek, going up one valley and over the high pass to descend a different valley. Part of this route is now accessible to vehicles but we still recommend walking the whole route! 

The Annapurna Circuit trek has a variety of conditions, but most of the walk is on well-established paths and not too high. The crossing of the Thorong La is the highpoint of the trip both in terms of altitude and the breathtaking views of the mountains. 

It is likely to be below freezing on several nights and the crossing of the Thorong La it will be very cold so prepare with warm clothing, a hat and gloves. The weather on the pass can be variable, and even occasionally impassable, so do expect some snow or ice.

You don't need to be a super hiker for this trip, but by the end you will be feeling very mountain fit, hopefully suntanned and filled with positivity!  It's fair to say that this is a popular trek in the high season so you will meet lots of different nationalities on the trail.

We generally have groups of up to ten, and you will be led by Sherpa guides who work for our own regional company called Adventure Alternative Nepal. The groups meet up in Kathmandu where we have a guesthouse if you wish to use it, or we can book one of the many hotels in the capital. From there it's a flight to Pokhara and a drive to the start of the trek.

This 300 kilometre circuit is a challenging but rewarding trek, walked in a counter clockwise direction along the Marsyangdi Valley climaxing at an altitude of 5416m on the Thorung La Pass. With spectacular deep valleys and magnificent mountains, it is among the most popular treks in Nepal.

As the name suggests, the trail encircles Mount Annapurna (8091m) providing a scenery and cultural diversity of people and land, from passing through charming villages, home to the Gurung people and trekking through subtropical jungle to a high, dry terrain resembling the Tibetan landscape.

From your first enquiry you will have experienced people to talk to in the UK office who will give you an honest appraisal of the trek. This personal service and warm welcome will also await you in Kathmandu where Pasang Tendi Sherpa from Khari Khola, runs AA Nepal. He speaks excellent English and will be on hand all the time. He understands that this is more than trekking holiday; this is often a spiritual experience.

For more information and booking please visit Adventure Alternative - Annapurna Circuit Trek. 

Please note that the required number of participants is at a minumum of 2 and a maximum of 12 participants. Nevertheless, it doesn't mean that you have to be a group of 2 to book the trip.

22 Days - SUmmary

Day 12: Thorung Phedi - Thorung La - Muktinath  

Day 13: Muktinath - Marpha 

Day 14: Marpha - Kalopani 

Day 15: Kalopani - Tatopani 

Day 16: Tatopani - Sikha 

Day 17: Sikha - Gorepani 

Day 18: Gorepani - Poon Hill - Tadapani 

Day 19: Tadapani - Ghandruk 

Day 20: Ghandruk - Nayapul - Pokhara 

Day 21: Pokhara - Kathmandu (fly) 

Day 22: Kathmandu

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu

Day 2: Rest & Briefing in Kathmandu 

Day 3: Kathmandu - Ngadi (drive) 

Day 4: Ngadi - Jagat 

Day 5: Jagat - Dharapani 

Day 6: Dharapani - Chame 

Day 7: Chame - Pisang 

Day 8: Pisang - Manang 

Day 9: Rest day in Manang 

Day 10: Manang - Yak Kharka 

Day 11: Yak Kharka - Thorung Phedi


For a more detailed itinerary please click here.

Fitness level


$1,930 or £1,495.00





02-23 September 2018 

07-28 October 2018


07-28 April 2019 

28 April - 19 May 2019

                                                                                                                      01-22 September 2018

                                                                                                                       06-27 October 2018 



  • International flight to/from Kathmandu (~$925)
  • Meals and drinks in Kathmandu (~$60)
  • Personal costs like drinks, laundry, hot showers, bottled water (~$155)
  • Trip Insurance & Visa ($30 for two weeks)
  • Airport departure tax for some tickets (~$25 paid in Nepalese rupees)
  • Tips & Sightseeing Tours (~$45 to $75)


  • Airport Transfers; and Internal flights from Pokhara
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu for 3 nights (twin/double rooms)
  • Accommodation in lodges/ tea houses (twin rooms with beds/mattresses)
  • Three meals/day during the trek, and hot drinks (e.g. tea/coffees/juices)
  • Annapurna Circuit Conservation ACAP permit fees, and TIMS Permit
  • Guides (speak english, first aid training) & Porters (each carrying max.15kgs)
  • Staff food, insurance and equipment