Annapurna Circuit Trek for Beginners

15 Days
  • Trip Code: N-AT-141
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Season: Sept/Oct/Nov/Mar/Apr/May
  • Max Altitude: 5416 meters/ 17769 feet
  • Trip Starts/Ends: Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Transportation: Car, Bus
  • Accomodation: Standard hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara & Tea-house in Trekking
  • Trip Grade: Moderate/ Strenuous

Trip Overview

Annapurna Circuit is one of the very popular trekking trails not only in Nepal but also in the world. The trekking trail of Annapurna Circuit lies in the northwestern Himalayas of Nepal. Annapurna Circuit Trek is also called Annapurna Round trekking because it circles the Annapurna Himalayan Range. Annapurna I is the world’s tenth-tallest mountain in the world. Its height is 8091 meters/ 26545 feet from the sea level.

Annapurna Circuit Trek is also suitable for beginners as well as first-timer hikers. The route of Annapurna Circuit Trek opened for foreign nationals in 1977 AD. This trail starts from less than 1000 meters and goes up to a height of 5,416 m. It passes through distinct regional scenery of rivers, flora, and fauna, and above different mountains.

The highest point of the Annapurna Circuit is the Thorong La (5416m/17769ft). Thorong La is also considered the longest mountain pass in the world. It is a dream of all trekkers to look over the magnificent Himalayan peak with their own eyes just sitting down on the top of that pass.

In Annapurna Circuit Trek the trekkers pass through four regions: Lamjung, Manang, Mustang, and Myagdi. Lamjung and Myagdi are at a lower altitude with lush green subtropical valleys with villages and terraced farming. Manang and Mustang are at a higher altitude with arid Tibetan-style landscapes. The majority of people are in Manang and Mustang is Buddhist whose culture is predominantly influenced by Tibetan people. Mustang also is one of the few places in the world to view the ancient Bonpo Religion in action.

Annapurna Circuit Trek starts counter-clockwise from Besisahar following the Marsyangdi River upstream and to its source near the village of Manang. Then it goes to reaches its summit in Thorung La (pass) at the height of 5416m, or 17,769 feet. The route goes past the following mountains: Annapurna I, II, II, III, IV, Gangapurna, and Dhaulagiri, and also passes through the world’s deepest gorge in between those two 8,000-plus meter peaks.

What is the level of fitness required, and what training will be the best for the Annapurna Circuit trek?

Annapurna Circuit Trek is a high-land hiking trip. It does not require a technical climb. Therefore, you do not need to have any previous technical climbing experience. However, walking at higher altitudes is a bit physically demanding. For this, you are advised to do jogging or some aerobic exercise a few weeks before you start the trip. A few tips are going hiking on weekend holidays, going shopping by walking, running on a treadmill, etc. These activities enhance your strength and stability which will be very useful while trekking. If you do this, of course, you can successfully complete this great and exciting trek.

In fact, trekking is a trip of walking at your normal walking pace/ speed enjoying the natural beauty and Himalayan views. The important things which you should have are a positive mind in every situation, self-confidence, and strong determination: Yes, I can do it, why not me?


Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu International airport. You will be welcomed by our Tour officer at the airport & transfer to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Morning drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule, 186 km west of Kathmandu by public bus. Driving 7/8 hours. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 03: Trek from Bhulbhule to Jagat (1300 m/4265 ft). Walking 6:30 hours. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 04: Trek from Jagat to Dharapani (1860 m/6102 ft). Walking 5 hours. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2725m/8940ft). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 06: Trekking from Chame to Pisang (3190m/10466ft). Walking 5 hours. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 07: Trekking from Pisang to Manang (3500m/11483ft). Walking 5 hours. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 08: Rest Day in Manang for acclimatization. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 09: Trekking from Manang to Yak Kharka (4090m/13418ft). Walking 3/4 hours. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 10: Trekking from Yak Kharka to Thorang Phedi (4441m/14570ft). Walking 4 hours. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 11: Trekking from Thorung Phedi to Muktinath via Thorang-la passes (5416m/17769ft). Walking 8 to 9 hours. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 12: Trekking from Muktinath to Jomsom (2743 m/ 8778 ft). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 13: Drive from Jomsom to Pokhara (823m/2700ft) by public bus. Distance 158 km. Driving 8/9 hrs. O/n Hotel in Pokhara.
Day 14: Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus. Driving 7/8 hours Evening farewell dinner with Nepali Cultural show. Overnight Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 15: Departure to your home country. Our tour officer will drop you at Kathmandu International airport and see you off. End of Service.

In Annapurna Circuit Trek if you want Tilicho Lake (4919 meters) can also include. For its detail please click on this hyperlink: Tilicho Lake Annapurna Circuit Trek.


Silver Package Price Gold Package Price
USD 795 Per Person USD 895 Per Person

The Services includes in the above Packages:

Services Name Silver Price Gold Price
On your arrival day airport pickup By Car/ Van By Car/ Van
2-night Hotel in Kathmandu Tourist Standard Hotel Tourist Standard Hotel
1-night Hotel in Pokhara Tourist Standard Hotel Tourist Standard Hotel
Meal in Kathmandu Breakfast Breakfast
Meal in Pokhara Breakfast Breakfast
Accommodation in Trekking Tea House/ Mountain Lodge Tea House/ Mountain Lodge
Meal during Trekking Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Experience Trekking Guide Yes Yes
Porter No Yes
Drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule By Public Bus By Public Bus
Drive from Jomsom to Pokhara By Public Bus By Public Bus
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu By Tourist Bus By Tourist Bus
Trekking Permit Fee (TIMS) Yes Yes
Annapurna Conservation Permit Fee (ACAP) Yes Yes
Trip Certificate (If needed) Yes Yes
First Aid Medicine Yes Yes
Trekking Map for Group Yes Yes
Meal, Salary, Accommodation, Insurance of Trekking Staff Yes Yes
Farewell Dinner with Cultural Show on the last night of the Trip in Kathmandu Yes Yes
Local Taxes Yes Yes

The Services do not include in the above both Packages:

• Airfare for your international flight.
• Nepal Visa Fee
• Your travel insurance (As the Annapurna Circuit trek is high altitude journey it is advised to do travel insurance which covers medical & helicopter evacuation from a high altitude, 5500 meters.)
• Alcoholic beverages, hot and cold drinks, hot water, bottled water, dessert.
• All kinds of personal expenses like phone calls, internet use, laundry, battery charge, hot shower during trekking, excess baggage charge, etc.
• Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara except for farewell dinner on the last night of the trip.
• In case of emergency helicopter rescue/ evacuation & its cost.
• Tips for Trekking Staff.
• Any expenses arising due to unforeseen situations like flight cancellation, personal sickness, natural calamities, political strikes, COVID-19, etc.
• Cost of any extra services if you use which are not mentioned in the above package includes section.


I. Porter will be provided only in Gold Price. As usual, a porter will be provided on the basis of 1 porter for 2 trekkers. 1 porter carries the baggage of two trekkers with a maximum total weight limit of 25 kg.
II. The above cost is on a Per Person basis for a minimum group size of two persons.
III.  The above cost of Annapurna Circuit Trek is on a per-person basis for a minimum group size of two people. We also organize Annapurna Circuit for single/solo. For the price of the Solo trek and any further please feel free to contact us. You may contact us by email at [email protected] or by WhatsApp at +977 9851203181. We will be in your support at any time or day.

Why Excellent Himalaya Trek and Expedition for Annapurna Circuit Trek?

Excellent Himalaya Trek and Expedition Pvt Ltd is the leading trekking and tour company authorized by Nepal Government Tourism Ministry based in Kathmandu Nepal. We are managed by Nepalese tourism experts, local guides, and Sherpa. Our team is engaged in the Nepalese tourism industry since 2002.  We are also associated with different tourism organizations like TAAN (Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal), NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association), etc.


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