Annapurna Circuit trek

Best Price
17 days
Max. Elevation
Group size
Min 2
5-star Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara + Tea house/lodge during the trek
Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara + All meals during the trek
Best Season
Mar-May and Sep-Dec
Trip Route
Ktm-Dharapani-Danakyu-Chame-Upper Pisang-Manang-Yak Kharka-Thorung Phedi-Muktinath-Thorung La Pass-Jomsom-Pokhara-Ktm


    • Sightseeing in Kathmandu
    • Scenic drive to Jagat
    • See over 140 mountains and peaks during the trek
    • Incredible views of the Annapurna Himalayas
    • Cross the highest mountain pass in Nepal, Thorang-La
    • See authentic Himalayan settlements like Manang and Jomsom
    • Explore around the Muktinath Temple
    • Scenic short flight from Jomsom to Pokhara and Kathmandu

Trip Itinerary

  • Meet and greet at the airport
  • Hotel transfer by private vehicle and check-in
  • Welcome drinks
  • 06:00 pm Welcome dinner
  • Overnight at your hotel 
  • 07:30-08:30 am Hotel breakfast
  • 10:00 am Trek briefing at the hotel
  • 12:00 pm Pick-up by your tour guide
  • 01:00 pm Arrival at Bishal Bazaar and start walking tour
  • Explore around Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • 01:30 pm Lunch at KTM Durbar Square
  • 02:30 pm Continue walking tour to Thamel via Asan local bazaar
  • 05:00 pm Pick up from Thamel and drive to your hotel (in case the hotel is out of Thamel)
  • Dinner and overnight at your hotel
  • 07:30-08:30 am Hotel breakfast
  • 09:00 am pick up and drive to Jagat
  • Lunch on the way
  • 04:00-05:00 pm arrival in Jagat
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the tea house
  • 06:30 am Wake up call (optional)
  • 07:30 am Breakfast
  • 08:00 am Last trek preparation check
  • 08:30 am Start to trek
  • Follow the Marsyangdi Nadi River north to Chyamche
  • Continue north for Tal for lunch
  • Head further north to Dharapani
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the tea house
  • 06:30 am Wake up call (optional)
  • 07:30 am Breakfast
  • 08:00 am Start to trek
  • Follow the trail northwest towards Bagarchhap for lunch
  • Ascend slowly towards Danakyu
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the tea house
  • 06:30 am Wake up call (optional)
  • 07:30 am Breakfast
  • 08:00 am Start to trek
  • Head northwest to Koto for lunch
  • Head further up following the river to Chame
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the tea house
  • 06:30 am Wake up call (optional)
  • 07:30 am Breakfast
  • 08:00 am Start to trek
  • Head gradually up towards Bhratang
  • Ascend further up to Dhikur Pokhari for lunch
  • Continue on directly to Lower Pisang
  • Cross the Marsyangdi Khola River and ascend to Upper Pisang
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the tea house 
  • 06:30 am Wake up call (optional)
  • 07:30 am Breakfast
  • 08:00 am Start to trek
  • Follow the trail northwards to Ghyaru
  • Head further West to Nawal/Ngawal for lunch
  • Continue on to Manang via Braga
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the tea house
  • 07:00 am Wake up call (optional)
  • 08:00 am Breakfast
  • 09:00 am start acclimatization hike
  • 01:00 pm lunch in Manang
  • Rest of the day free at leisure
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the tea house
  • 06:30 am Wake up call (optional)
  • 07:30 am Breakfast
  • 08:00 am Start to trek
  • Follow the trail northwest towards Ghunsang for lunch
  • Head further northwest to Yak Kharka
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the tea house
  • 06:30 am Wake up call (optional)
  • 07:30 am Breakfast
  • 08:00 am Start to trek
  • Ascend northwards to Ledar
  • Continue on to Base Camp for lunch
  • A further ascend to the north takes us to Thorung Phedi
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the tea house
  • 07:00 am Wake up call (optional)
  • 08:00 am Breakfast
  • 09:00 am start acclimatization hike
  • 12:00 pm arrive back at the tea house
  • 01:00 pm enjoy lunch at Thorung Phedi
  • Rest of the day free at leisure
  • Evening stamina and trekking gear check with the team
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the tea house
  • 03:00 am Wake up call
  • 03:30 am Breakfast or pack breakfast depending on the weather situation
  • 04:00-04:30 am start to trek
  • Ascend to High Camp (breakfast)
  • Climb the eastside to Thorung La
  • Enjoy the views from on top Thorung La
  • Descend the west side down to Phedi for lunch
  • Continue to Muktinath
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel
  • 07:00 am Wake up call
  • 08:00 am hotel breakfast
  • 08:30 am Visit the famous Muktinath Temple (via horse at additional charge)
  • 10:00 am hotel check out
  • Drive via jeep to Kagbeni
  • Drive further via jeep to Jomsom
  • 12:30 pm Jomsom hotel check-in
  • 01:00 pm lunch at the hotel
  • Rest of the day free at leisure
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel
  • 05:30 am Wake up + Check out
  • 06:00 am fly to Pokhara
  • Arrival at Pokhara airport + transfer to your hotel
  • Hotel check-in + breakfast
  • Enjoy the sights of Pokhara’s Lakeside at your leisure
  • Overnight stay at the hotel
  • 07:00 am Hotel breakfast
  • 08:30-09:00 am Pick up and transfer to the airport
  • 10:00 am Fly to KTM
  • 11:30 am Arrival KTM + transfer to your hotel
  • 12:30 pm Hotel check-in
  • Rest of the day free at leisure
  • Trek review
  • Overnight at the hotel
  • Check-out
  • Our team will transfer you to the airport approx. 3hrs before departure
Not satisfied with this itinerary? Make your own.
Discover the beauty of the Nepalese Himalayas with the Royal Himalayan Holidays’ Annapurna Circuit trek. This adventurous 17 days trekking package in Nepal, takes you around the mighty Annapurna Himalayan Range from east to west. A bit more strenuous than your average trek in Nepal, but definitely worth it! During the Annapurna Circuit trek, you’ll be able to see over 140 peaks and mountains reaching above the clouds and across Nepal’s highest mountain pass Thorung La at 5,416m/17,769ft. 

The journey of the Annapurna Circuit trek starts in Kathmandu. Royal Himalayan Holidays takes a day to brief you on the trek and takes you on a private sightseeing tour to some of the most prominent landmarks. It’s from day 3 that the Annapurna Circuit trek officially takes off. First up a scenic drive to Jagat, the starting village of the trek. From here you’ll spend 5 days of trekking through beautiful natural landscapes until reaching the main settlement of Manang. As the biggest village in the region, we’ll spend some time here for acclimatization and exploration. A bit below Manang is the medieval town of Braga, here you’ll get to see the locals attending their daily lives. Continuing on with this incredible 17 day Annapurna Circuit trek we head for the Thorung La Pass from Manang. It’ll take about 2 days of trekking to reach the foot of the pass at Thorung Phedi. It’s important to watch out that we don’t elevate too quickly so another acclimatization day is planned here before crossing the pass. At the top of the pass, the views are just captivating and breathtaking. Descending down to the west side of the pass the landscape completely changes as we enter the borderlands of the Mustang region. Our first stop after descending the pass is Muktinath. A famous pilgrimage site and well known for its Hindu Temple with 108 cleansing water sprouts. Every year devotees come here to pray and wash away from all negativity and bad karma. Muktinath is also where the trekking part of the Annapurna Circuit trek stops as from here we can catch a comfy jeep to Jomsom from where we can fly to Pokhara and ultimately back to Kathmandu.

Royal Himalayan Holidays’ Annapurna Circuit trek of 17 days in Nepal can be made shorter or longer depending on your preferences. It is one of the few treks that can be combined with many others, such as the Manaslu Circuit Trek, Annapurna Base Camp trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, or even made a bit longer and making a visit at Tilichio Lake between Manang and Thorung La. Book today this amazing Annapurna Circuit trek and have an adventure of a lifetime!


    • All ground transportation as per itinerary
    • Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu flight
    • 5-star Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Tea house/lodge during the trek
    • Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • All meals during the trek
    • Welcome dinner
    • Licensed English-speaking trek guide/leader
    • Guide and porter service during the trek
    • All government and local taxes as per the itinerary
    • All permits as per the itinerary
    • All entry fees as per the itinerary
    • All official expenses as per the itinerary
    • Successful trek certificate
    • 1 basic medical kit per group

Frequently Asked Questions

With the thousands of travel and trekking agents to choose from in Nepal, why book a holiday with Royal Himalayan Holidays? Well first off, at RHH we take care in organizing any type of tour, trek, or adventure activity in Nepal. Furthermore, we provide a unique service by hiring only local and licensed guides. But the real reason you should book with RHH is, because of that touch of luxury that we provide in Nepal. All of our packages come with an All-Inclusive package, giving you more time to just enjoy your holiday. We provide luxury holidays in the Himalayas!

Booking with RHH has never been easier! Just use our easy-to-use website, select your package for Nepal, Bhutan, or Tibet and click Book Now to fill up your booking form. After receiving your booking form by auto email, our team will contact you back via email, to finalize your booking. It’s that easy!

Yes, all of our packages are based on luxury trips and can get pricy for the average budget trekker. We do however can change this during your booking should you wish. By lowering the accommodation type and switching to the public instead of private transport you can enjoy trips or treks with RHH without the luxury element. But then again would you sacrifice comfort for the price during a holiday? Enjoy the best of the Himalayas with our luxury packages. 

If you wish to book a budget trip with Royal Himalayan Holidays, you can just make any booking, but a request for a budget trip. Then after receiving your request our team can send you a budget itinerary for that package with a new and lower calculated rate per person. 

Almost all of our trips are family and child friendly. Of course, you’ll need to see a bit yourself, we think it’s logical that you can’t book a hard and strenuous trek while bringing children with you. For family and child-friendly trips or treks, we do recommend any of our tour packages or one of our short treks in Nepal that don’t reach too such high altitudes. 

No, Royal Himalayan Holidays do not have any hidden or additional fees after booking a trip. With us, full transparency is an important part of our customer relations! Hence, all rates are included within your package, of course, these do not include your personal expenses, such as drinks, souvenirs, tips, etc. 

Yes with RHH you have the option to book a non-English guide for your trip. If you would like to have a different language guide during your holiday we do insist on mentioning this during your booking so we have the time to organize, find, check and hire said guide for your trip. There are French, German, Dutch, and Spanish-speaking guides available.

Royal Himalayan Holidays does take great care of booking your accommodation during your holiday in Nepal. We book only the best available 4 to 5-star category hotel. These hotels are based on All-Inclusive plans and have luxury rooms as well as other facilities available for you to enjoy during your holiday. During treks, accommodation is limited to standard guest or tea houses, but at some overnight locations where there is luxury accommodation available, we plan to stay at those.  

Well, since ATMs don’t exist up high in the mountains we do recommend bringing some additional cash with you, preferably Nepalese Rupees or US Dollars. Calculate a 15 to 25 USD per day in the Himalayas. This way you can use extra facilities in the guesthouses such as WIFI usage. 

Yes, with RHH you have the option to tailor-make or customize an itinerary before booking a holiday. If you want to change a part of your itinerary during your holiday then RHH can organize for you, but at additional cost depending on the changes that have to be made. 

No, international flights are not included in the package rate. With so many flight options nowadays we give you the freedom of choosing the best available flights from and to Nepal yourself. If you do require international flight tickets we can arrange this, but by experience, we found that our customers can get better international flight rates by themselves from their own respective countries. 

So Nepal has 4 seasons. Starting with spring, followed by the monsoon or rainy season going into fall/autumn and ultimately winter. The best times to book a trip or trek in Nepal will either be during spring or fall/autumn. Spring starts in March and ends at the end of May. During this season the winter cold is gone and the skies are clear blue with a few clouds here and there. Perfect for seeing those incredible mountain and valley views! Fall or autumn starts in September and runs until the end of November. This season is extra special in Nepal, not because of the clear skies and comfortable weather, but due to being the festival season. In October the biggest festival takes place in Nepal, namely Dashain and Tihar. To get the best experience in Nepal we do recommend booking either for the spring or fall/autumn seasons.

Almost all guesthouses have WIFI available and phone reception. Do note that this is not high-speed WIFI or perfect reception, you’re still in the remote Himalayas. During the trek, there will be areas with no reception or WIFI, meaning you’ll be completely cut out from the world and surrounded by nature! Exactly what a trek should be.

While tipping is not mandatory in Nepal, due to being a low-income country many of the workers do depend on it as a secondary income. Hence we do ask our travelers to give some gratuities at the end of your trip to your guide or driver. Common tips in Nepal for a service well performed are about 5 to 10USD a day. But once again it is not mandatory.

Yes with RHH you can extend or add extra days on your holiday to enjoy your trip further. We do also provide assistance in VISA extension should it be required as well as helping you choose new and different activities. You can even combine multiple tours or treks with each other, as well as doing additional activities such as hiking, or adventure packages such as rafting or paragliding. 

With Royal Himalayan Holidays you can even hold a special event such as a birthday celebration, company team building, anniversary celebration, marriage proposal and even hold a traditional Nepalese wedding. Do request us during your booking if you want us to organize such an event during your trip to Nepal.

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