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Annapurna Circuit trek is known as the classic trek of Nepal that offers you with the magnificent view of the mountain ranges such as Mount Annapurna, Mount Dhaulagiri, Mount Manaslu, and many other snow-clad mountain peaks. It is also known to be the world’s most popular trekking routes of the Himalayas.

The most thrilling and exciting part of the 12 days trek to the Annapurna Circuit is crossing the Thorung La pass which lies at an altitude of 5416 meters. Though crossing the pass might be quite difficult, you’re truly going to enjoy the experience.

You will start your trek from Bhulbhule to reach Chamche where you will come across several waterfalls and local houses. Along the way from Timang to Dhikurpokhari, you can see villages such as Chame and Bartang. You can also see some hot springs as you trek to the Dhikurpokhari.

In this 12 Days Annapurna Circuit trek, you will have one-day acclimatization at Manang. You see several Chortens and monasteries along the way to Manang. On this day you can explore Gangapurna Lake and visit the mountaineering school in Manang, which are also the major attractions of this place. You will get a chance to visit one of the culturally significant places, Muktinath temple and then to Marpha Village which is popular for Apple farming.

From Marpha Village, you will drive towards Tato Pani, which is the natural hot spring of the Jhinu Dada. you can bathe in the spring and relax your body. You will end your trip by visiting Pokhara and then driving back to Kathmandu.

Index Adventures 12 days Annapurna Circuit will take you to all the places mentioned. We have proper teams to arrange your trip and make it one of the best ones.

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12 days Annapurna Circuit Trek.

Highlights of the Annapurna Circuit trek 12 days

  • Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule.
  • Exploring the wide range of Flora and fauna as well as the lush jungles of the Annapurna region.
  • Exploring Buddhist monasteries along the way to the Annapurna Circuit.
  • Crossing the challenging Thorung La pass.
  • Visit the Muktinath temple.
  • Bathing in the natural hot spring and soothing your tired muscles.

Outline Itinerary of the Annapurna Circuit trek 12 days

Day 01: Drive to Bhulbhule

Day 02: Bhulbhule to Chamche

Day 03: Chamche to Timang Village to Dhikurpokhari

Day 04: Dhikurpokhari to Nawal

Day 05: Nawal to Manang

Day 06: Manang - Acclimatization day

Day 07: Manang to Ledar

Day 08: Ledar to Phedi or High camp

Day 09: Phedi or High Camp to Muktinath

Day 10: Muktinath to Marpha Village

Day 11: Marpha to Tatopani

Day 12: Tatopani to Pokhara by drive Vehicles

Best Time of the Annapurna Circuit trek 12 Days

Annapurna Circuit trek 12 days is doable in every season but there are some best times of the year for this trekking. Generally, Autumn and Spring are one of the peak seasons for Annapurna Circuit trekking.

Autumn (September, October, November)

Autumn is one of the ideal seasons for Annapurna Circuit trek. The weather and temperature of the Annapurna region are very favorable during the autumn season. Many trekkers prefer this time for trek.

Most important Hindu festivals of Nepal fall during Autumn season such as Dashain and Tihar. So, if you are someone who loves festivals, trekking to the Annapurna Circuit during Autumn would be a great decision.

Spring (March, Apri, May)

Spring season is a pre-monsoon period. It marks the end of winter and starting of the summer in Nepal. Because of this, the weather condition of the Annapurna region is warm and clear.

During spring, you can see rhododendrons blooming along the trails making your trekking experience delightful. Spring is perfect for trekking to the Annapurna Circuit however, you might expect some rain during May. So, be prepared for the May rainfall too.

You can even celebrate the Taji festival of Lo Manthang that falls in the month of May.

12 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek Difficulty

Annapurna Circuit trek is a moderate level trekking destination in Nepal. But, the challenges and difficulties you might face while trekking to the Annapurna Circuit also depends upon factors such as the time when you are trekking, the distance you have to cover and the number of acclimatization days you have in your itinerary. Some of the basic 12 days Annapurna Circuit Trek Difficulty are as follows:

The distance of the Trek

12 days Annapurna Circuit trek covers a distance of 160-230 kilometers. This means you may have to cover a distance of 8-15 kilometers per day. It is a walk for about 5-6 hours a day. Approve yourself to that much of health fitness to walk for hours.

Highest Altitude of the Annapurna Circuit Trek

The highest altitude of the 12 days Annapurna Circuit trek is at Thorung La pass which stands at an altitude of 5416 meters. Most people find crossing this pass one of the difficult parts of the trek. But with proper guidance and companionship, you can easily cross the pass.

When you trek to a high altitude, the amount of oxygen present in the air becomes thinner. As the air becomes thinner you may have difficulty in breathing which may lead to altitude sickness. The symptoms of altitude sickness are headache, nausea, vomiting, and dizziness. So, when you find yourself in any of these situations, make sure you descend to a lower altitude.

Weather and Temperature of the Annapurna Region

During winter, the temperature of the Annapurna Circuit may even fall below zero degree. Because of the harsh cold of the region during winter, you may find difficulty to trek to the Annapurna Circuit. Likewise, during monsoon, the paths may get slippery and muddy due to which you may have difficulty in walking. However, as the trek becomes more challenging, you will have an exciting and thrilling adventure.

Annapurna Circuit Trek 12 days

Some Tips for 12 days Annapurna Circuit Trek

For easy and comfortable 12 days trek to the Annapurna Circuit, follow the following tips.

Walk Slow

The main key to high altitude trekking is tortoise walking. This means, to reach a high altitude destination, it is always better to saunter. Walking slowly will help you a lot by making you less tired. It would be better if you do not rush your way in the name of reaching your destination.

Carry Appropriate Trekking Gears

Carrying appropriate trekking gears is one of the most important things to do before trekking. Appropriate trekking equipment will have you to reach your destination easily and comfortably. Especially, when you are trekking to the Annapurna Circuit during monsoon season, make sure to carry proper rain gears too.

Keep Yourself Hydrated

It is always better to carry a water bottle with you when you are trekking. While trekking to the Annapurna Circuit, you may feel tired after walking continuously for hours. So, drinking water can hydrate your body and keep you fresh. You can also carry some chocolates and energy bars; they keep you energized and help in moving forward.

Book Early

During the peak seasons such as Spring and Autumn, you will find many trekkers to the Annapurna Circuit. Teahouses and accommodation are crowded at this moment and you will have to share your accommodation. So, it is best to book your flights and accommodation early for proper facilities.

Check the Weather Forecast

Weather Forecast will save you from any occasional condition such as rainfall or storm when trekking. So, checking the weather forecast on starting your journey would be a wise idea. It will help you in making your trekking experience wonderful and perfect.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries regarding the 12 days Annapurna Circuit Trek.

12 days Annapurna Circuit Trek packing list

Packing List for 12 days Annapurna Circuit Trek

Packing for the Annapurna Circuit may be tiring but it is one of the most important things to do for a wonderful trekking experience. Following are the list of the items you need to carry for 12 days Annapurna Circuit Trek.


  • Hiking boots
  • Hiking socks
  • Gloves
  • Cotton t-shirts
  • Fleece jackets
  • Down jackets
  • Trekking trousers
  • scarf/ neckwear
  • cap/ hats


  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Cotton towel
  • Shampoo
  • Soaps
  • Toilet papers
  • Lotions

First Aid Box

  • Diamox tablets
  • Antiseptic creams
  • Antibiotic gel
  • Mosquito repellent cream
  • Vicks vapor rub
  • Bandages
  • Scissors


  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Batteries
  • Charges
  • Lotions

tents/ sleeping bags if camp trekking

12 days Annapurna Circuit Trek thorong la pass


This short 12 days Annapurna Circuit trek is appropriate for those who have a busy schedule. This is an opportunity to explore the various aspects of the Annapurna region. Though you might face some challenges when trekking to the Annapurna Circuit, especially if you are a beginner, with proper trekking gears and some physical training you can reach your destination.

Index Adventure has been providing proper trekking facilities to enthusiasts like you. We have facilities for customizing your trips according to your choice if you want to. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries regarding the 12 days Annapurna Circuit Trek.