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Among the many popular hikes in Nepal, the Annapurna Circuit Trek stands out as one of the best. This trail offers a captivating combination of beautiful nature, rich culture, and thrilling adventure. While not the shortest trek, it is achievable within 7 days, starting and ending in Kathmandu.

This trek passes many mountain villages at Marsyandi valley as well as Kaligandaki valley. Stunning waterfall, Diversified climate zone, Hot Springs, Frozen Lakes, Alpine Valley, and centuries-old Monasteries are the key features of this trek.

Manang is the beautiful place to see Annapurna Massif. On the way, we will get the opportunity to see many eye-catching Waterfall and diversified landscape. Normally all trekkers hike this route anti clockwise direction which makes altitude gain is a slower and easy pass to Thorang la. Road construction on this trail made this trek short comparing before the road. Before the road construction, it takes about 21 days to the finished whole path about 230km.

But nowadays we can do finished this trek 6 to 10 days depending on the fitness of trekkers and altitude experience. Due to road accessibility, mountain biking on this trail is also becoming popular day by day. At the beginning of the trek, we will follow the Marsyandi river after crossing Thorangla Kaligandaki river. The way on this trail is easy because of flatter up and few stone steps.Mountain view amorng the trail are Annapurna Massif (I-IV),Mount Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak, Paungda Danda, and Pisang Peak .

Highlights of the trekking

There are dozen of interesting things that we can see on the way of Circuit. Which will be save in our eyes in the sense of wow. Here i have mentinoed only some highlights.

  • Lots of eye-cathing waterfall
  • Mount Annapurna,Manaslu, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak, Pisang Peak, Nilgiri,Tukuche, and Dhaulagiri range
  • Landscapes,waterfall,Monasteries and Forests
  • Local Cultures,Nepali food and lifestyle
  • Beautifull Manang Valley
  • World widest pass – Thorang La 5416m
  • The deepest gorge’s in the world – the Kali Gandhaki valley

Annapurna Circuit Trek Cheapest Package Cost/Price

No. of TouristPrice Per Person
1 person ( Solo Trekker )USD 890
2 personUSD 625
3 personUSD 620
4 personUSD 590
5 personUSD 585
6 personUSD 560
7 personUSD 558
8 personUSD 545
9 personUSD 543
10 personUSD 540

Annapurna Circuit Trek 7 Days Itinerary

This 7 days hike is popular nowadays for trekkers. First day will be long drive.

The length of this circuit trail depends on from where you start and which place is end of the trek. Normally nowadays lots trekkers use to finished at 10- 14 days for 160km. But if you have more time you can also extend up to 24 days for 230km. If you have high altitude experience , then you can also finish in around 8 days. Its depends on your physical fitness and side trips on the trial.

DaysItineraryAltitudeHour
Day 1Drive from Kathmandu to Chame2650m9 to 10 hour
Day 2Chame to Upper Pisang3300m6 to 7 hour
Day 3Upper Pisang to Manang3540m7 to 8 hour
Day 4Rest Day at Manang3540mNA
Day 5Manang to Thorong Phedi4450m6 to 7 hour
Day 6Trek to Muktinath via Thorong La3800m8 to 9 hour
Day 7Drive to Pokhara/Kathmandu822m9 to 10 hour

Annapurna Circuit trek cost

Annapurna Circuit trek cost is USD 625 ( based on 2 person). The price that we offer is very reasonable for this itinerary. If you want less service that mention on my package, we can reduce the cost and if your expetion is higher than we offer here, the package price will increase.

Includes and Excludes in the package

The following is the list of Inclusion and Exclusion on 4 days Mardi Himal Trip package.

Cost Inclusion:

  • Meals on Trekking: ( 7 X Breakfast, 7 X Lunch, and 6 X Dinner )
  • BEST AVAILABLE Teahouse Accommodation ( Twin Sharing Room ) during Trekking
  • Kathmandu to Besisahar by Local Bus and Besisahar to Chame by Sharing Jeeep (Trekking Starting Point)
  • Muktinath ( Trekking Ending Point ) to Kathmandu by Local Bus
  • Government License Holder an Experienced Trek guide.
  • Strong porter to Carry Guest Baggage ( 2 Guests = 1 Porter )
  • All necessary Trekking Permit
  • All expenses of Guide & Porter Including their Insurance, transportation, and Foods
  • Seasonal Fruits each day during the trekking
  • Duffel Bag  ( Should return after Trekking)
  • Trekking Completion Certificate
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT, and as well as Company service charge

Cost Exclusion :

  • Meals and Accommodation during staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Any types of Drinks and Dessert foods
  • Any kinds of charges like battery charges, laundry, Hot Shower, phone calls, and all other personal nature expenses
  • Additional costs incurs from out of management control such as bad weather conditions, illness, changes in government policies, strikes, physical condition, etc.
  • Trekking Equipment and clothing
  • Travel insurance  ( not compulsory but good to have )
  • Tip for the trekking staff which is not compulsory but highly expected.
  • Any other things which are not specified in INCLUDED

Frequently asked questions

What will be transportion of ACT

We can get easily vehicle for Kathmandu to Besisahar .But From Besisahar to Syange we need to search Local Jeep.We have to reserve Jeep also their there is possible to use Jeeep as sharing basis by using another guest or local people. From Nayapul to Pokhara we can use either private taxi or Local Bus to get Pokhara. From Pokhara to Kathmandu we can easily get tourist bus near from lakeside.

Can we customize Annapurna Circuit Trekking Itinerary ?

Yes, we can make the itinerary from 7 to 24 days according to your choice from Kathmandu to Pokhara. But if you want to do this trek in 7 to 10 days, you need strong physical fitness. In 13 days you can do ACT including Marvelous Poon Hill trek 3 Days.

How difficult is Annapurna Circuit Trekking?

It’s adventure grade of the trekking. Strong fitness is required. We will have enough acclimatization before Around Annapurna Trekking. This plan is consider the acclimatization for Altitude Sickness .

Where is Annapurna Circuit ?

Annapurna Circuit Trekking lies in Gandaki Pradesh of Nepal. Besisahar, the head town of Lamjung district is the starting point of this trek. Beshisahar is just 172km from Kathmandu. Besisahar is Annapurna trekking start and Manaslu trek finish point. This trek is situated on Lamjung, Manang, Mustang and Parbat district of Nepal.

Thorong La

Thorang is name of peak and La is local word of pass. Thorang La(5416m) is hilltop of Mustang and Manang of Nepal.Thorong La is the summit point of the Annapurna Circuit Trek (ACT).The journey of Thorang la starts from either Thorang Phedi (4450m) or High Camp(4800m) early morning. This day will be tough day for trekkers and also for Nepali staffs.

Early morning with high altitude make hard for the hike.It takes normally 5 hours to reach Thorang La from Phedi, but if you start from highcamp then it takes around 4 hours. On the middle of way of pass there is one tea shop and also on the pass there is small cottage for tea coffee. It takes approx 4 hours to go down(1600m) Muktinath from Pass Khatung Kang and Yakawa Kang are the the Peak near from Thorong.

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