Annapurna Circuit Trek Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Drive to Bhulbhule.
Estimated time: 10.5 hours
Ride Time: 7.5 hours
Hiking Duration: 3 hours
Maximum Altitude: 932 meters
On this day you will drive via tourist bus to reach Besishahar where you will have your lunch. From Besishahar you will begin your trek to Bhulbhule. From Besishahar you will walk for around 3 hours to reach Bhulbhule. You will cross a few suspension bridges to reach Bhulbhule.
Along the trail to Bhubhule, you will walk past beautiful scenery of jungles and local houses and communities. At Bhulbhule, you will explore the magnificent mountains such as Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Peak 29 ETC. You will spend overnight at Bhulbhule.
Day 2: Bhulbhule to Chamche.
Hiking duration: 5-6 hours
The estimated time to reach Chamche from Bhubhule is 5-6 hours. After you eat your early morning breakfast at Bhulbhule, you will start your trek to Chamche. This is comparatively an easy part.
You will walk along the trails of Marsyangdi Valley to reach Chamche. You will get to explore several waterfalls and local houses along the way to Chamche. You will see Dudh Khola which flows from the south face of Mount Manaslu. You will pass through the fir woods and reach to Chamche. You will spend overnight at Chamche.
Day 3: Chamche to Timing Village.
On this day you will head towards a very beautiful village of Timing. Lush jungles and white mountains surround the Timing Village. The village sits at the altitude of 3400 meters above Danakyu. Your trek will be even more interesting when you will see waterfalls along the way to the Timing Village.
Manaslu range from Timing Village looks very beautiful. Timing is mostly popular for mountain viewing. The scenery of the mountain ranges will grab your full attention as you will stay a night there.
Day 4: Timing to Dhikurpokhari.
From Timing, you will have your breakfast and start your trek to Dhikurpokhari. After walking for 1 hour and 30 minutes, you will reach Chame. Chame is the capital of Manang district. It sits in the shore of a river. From Chame, you can see beautiful Annapurna II. You will also come across small hot springs along the trails of this trek.
After reaching Chame, you will keep heading till you reach Bhartang. Form Bhartang, you will climb uphill and reach Dhikurpokhari. You camp at Dhikurpokhari, have your lunch and spend a night.
Day 5: Dhikurpokhari to Nawal.
Trekking duration: 4-5 hours
On this trek, you will walk around 3 hours until you reach Gyaru Village. You will get to see majestic mount Annapurna I and Annapurna II along the trails. Tea break will be in this Gyaru Village and continue walking to reach Nawal.
There are many villages and monasteries to see along the way to Nawal. After reaching Nawal, you will admire the scenic beauty of the Annapurna region. Overnight you will stay at a teahouse in Nawal.
Day 6: Nawal to Manang.
Trekking duration: 6-6 hours
Highest Altitude: 3540 meters
On this, you will have to walk for about 5-6 hours to reach Manang which is at the height of 3540 meters. You will walk through the trails of alpine forest and several Chortens and monasteries to reach Manang. You can see many Tibetan style houses, cultures and landscape along the route to Manang.
The trails are dry as you trek towards Manang. You will explore varieties of wild flora and fauna of the Manang region in this trek. You will continue walking through the lush jungles and hills of Manang. After reaching Manang, you will stay overnight there.
Day 7: Manang - Acclimatization day.
On this day you will rest in one of the teahouses of Manang, to adjust with the high altitude in the further trek and to avoid the chances of getting altitude sickness. You can explore the Manang village on this day. Manang offers you with a lot of scenic beauty that you would appreciate. Exploring the Gangapurna Lake and visiting the mountaineering school are the major attractions of this place.
There are many lakes, caves, and monasteries in Manaslu where you can visit and spend your day. You can visit Milarepa Cave and hike to Khangsar too. You will stay overnight in Manang.
Day 8: Manang to Ledar.
Maximum height: 4200 meters
Trekking duration: 4-5 hours
On this day you will walk towards Ledar after spending a good time in Manang district. Early in the morning after having breakfast in Manang you will start your trek to Ledar. Today you will have to uphill up to 2000 meters to reach Thorang La Pass.
Ledar sits at an altitude of 4200 meters for which you will have to trek for about 4-5 hours. You will walk through a dry terrain along with the spectacular Annapurna range. You will reach Gansang settlement and cross the Gunsang river through a wooden bridge to reach Ledar. After walking along the Jarsang Khola Valley, you will finally reach Ledar. Overnight at a teahouse at Ledar.
Day 9: Ledar to Phedi or High camp.
Maximum altitude: 4600 at Highcamp
Today, you will trek to Phedi from Ledar after having your breakfast. Phedi sits at an altitude of 4420 meters and high camp at 4,600 meters. You will cross a bridge and reach Thorung La Phedi and walk for an hour to reach the high camp. On this day you will be able to see the Thorung peak and many other mountains.
You can find many teahouses and lodges in Phedi which provide proper food and accommodation facility. Overnight you will stay at a teahouse in Phedi.
Day 10: Phedi or High Camp to Muktinath.
Maximum height: 5416 meters at Thorung La Pass
Estimated Time: 7-8 hours
You will cross the highest point of the trek at Thorung La Pass which is at the altitude of 5416 meters. You may face some challenges while crossing the Thorung La Pass. You will descend down after you cross the pass where you can see the beautiful Dhaulagiri mountain range.
After walking for a while, you reach a village called Chirabu which sits at the bottom of the pass. On walking further you reach Muktinath where you will spend your night at one of the teahouses of Muktinath.
Day 11: Muktinath to Marpha Village.
Maximum Altitude: 2650 meters
Estimated time: 3-4 hours
On this day you will leave Muktinath and walk towards Marpha Village. Marpha is a remote village which is most popular for Apple Pies. Marpha is also known to the name, “Village of Orchards”.
Along the way, you can see many people selling handicrafts to pilgrims. The people of Marpha are very hardworking. The term ‘Marpha” itself stands for the word ‘Mar” meaning hardworking and ‘Pha’ meaning people. You will also pass through some ancient caves on this trek. Admiring the mountain ranges such as Annapurna and Dhaulagiri you will transit at a town of Kagbeni.
Day 12: Marpha to Tatopani.
Estimated time: 5-6 hours via bus
Maximum altitude: 1190 meters
After reaching Marpha Village, you will continue walking down the Kali Gandaki river. Then you will drive to Tatopani on a local bus. It will take you around 5-6 hours to reach Tatopani via a local bus. The ride will be exciting where you can see beautiful landscapes.
After reaching Tatopani, you can take a bath in a hot water spring. It is most famous for its natural hot water spring. You will stay overnight at Tatopani.
Day 13: Tatopani to Pokhara By drive Vechiles.
Estimated time: 5-6 hours via bus
After spending a night at Tatopani, you will drive to Pokhara the next morning. It will take you around 6 hours to reach Pokhara from Tatopani. On this day you will spend your time exploring the beautiful city of Pokhara. You will stay overnight at Pokhara.
Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu.
This is the last day of your trip where you will drive back to Kathmandu after the adventurous trip to Annapurna Circuit. You will have your morning breakfast at Pokhara and return to Kathmandu.
After reaching Kathmandu, our staffs will drop you to Tribhuvan International airport for the final departure.