Annapurna Circuit - 21 days

The Annapurna Circuit is an iconic trek, one that will leave you in absolute awe of your surroundings. There is no place else on earth that you will find such a combination of forests, gorges, the highest pass in the world, temples, culture and mountains on a circuit walk.

This adventurous trek will leave you feeling deeply connected to Nepal. From the mighty Himalayan views to relaxing in hot springs to sunrise at Poon Hill, you are sure of a magical experience.

This trek will not disappoint!

Annapurna Circuit

Annapurna Circuit

Poon Hill

Poon Hill

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu (1,300m)

You will be greeted by a Take on Nepal team member, from there you will be taken to your hotel and given any assistance required to settle in. In the evening you will enjoy a welcome dinner with your friendly guide.

(Dinner Included)

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing.

Today you will see some of the incredible sights of Kathmandu. You will visit the famous Monkey Temple and after wandering the ancient streets of Kathmandu you will enjoy lunch at a traditional Tibetan cafe.

(Breakfast and Lunch Included)

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Khudi (800m)

You will start the day by taking an approx 8 hour tourist bus journey to Khudi. From Khudi you will see the mighty Himalayan ranges. You will spend the night in a trekking lodge.

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included)

Day 04: Trek from Khudi to Sirung (2,200m)

Today is the first day of trekking, you will pass by incredible waterfalls, suspension bridges and lush forest. Elevation rises gradually. Today you will have a wonderful view of the mighty Mount Manaslu which at 8,156m is the 8th highest peak in the world.

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included)

Day 05: Trek from Sirung to Chamje (1,410m)

Today your trail will pass by terraced rice fields, and then over to Chamje, following the Marsyangdi River. A lovely day’s walking!

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included)

Day 06: Trek from Chamje to Dharapani (1,960m)

You will enter the spectacular valley of the Manang District where you will pass by villages and see farmers at work on their corn, potato and barley farms.

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included)

Day 07: Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2,710m)

Weather permitting, today you will have great views of the Lamjung Himal (6,983m), Annapurna II (7,937m) and Annnapurna IV (7,725m). An incredible day for you!

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included)

Day 08: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3,300m)

Today you enter into the valley of Manang. The trail will rise 500 meters above the river as you move upward in the valley.

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included)

Day 09: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3,540m)

Today you will make your way to the major village of the Manang District appropriately named Manang. You will visit a special monastery, the largest in Manang District. The environment will become colder and drier as you continue to climb upwards.

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included)

Day 10: Manang (Acclimatisation Day)

You will spend the day in Manang to acclimatize to the altitude. If you feel up to it, you can use this day to do a short trek in the area.

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included)

Day 11: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m)

Today you will enter the Jarsang Khola Valley. The trail heads north and passes through villages. You will be gaining elevation and for this reason the trek is shorter.

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included)

Day 12: Trek form Yak Kharka to Thorang Phedi (4,600m)

Today’s trek takes you to the foot of the Thorang La Pass. You will be in awe of the incredible views surrounding you.

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included)

Day 13: Trek from Thorang Phedi - Thorang La Pass (5,416m) to Muktinath (3,800m)

Thorang La Pass is the highest trekking pass in the world. This is going to be a huge day, beginning early, and with spectacular views. Your day will end in the wonderful and holy city of Muktinath.

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included)

Day 14: Trek from Muktinath to Marpha (2,670m)

Muktinath is a holy place for both Hindus and Buddhists. Today you will have an opportunity to visit these sacred sites before making your way downhill to Marpha.

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included)

Day 15: Trek from Marpha to Kalopani (2,530m)

The route today will go via Chokhopani village. The trek passes apple orchards along with beautiful mountain views.

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included)

Day 16: Trek from Kalopani to Tatopani (1,200m)

It is mostly downhill as you make your way to the hot springs of Tatopani. Soaking in the hot springs is a beautiful experience after a day’s trekking.

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included)

Day 17: Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani (2,850m)

Today you will start to enter the lower mountain regions. You will stay at Ghorepani in preparation for hike to famous Poon Hill the following morning.

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included)

Day 18: Trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,710m)

You will be at Poon-Hill (3,210m) for what could be the most spectacular sunrise you will ever see! This is one of the best places to photograph the Annapurna Himalayas.

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included)

Day 19: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk to Pokhara (850m)

This is your last day of trekking. The trek to Ghandruk (1,940m) is 3-4 hours and from there you will take a vehicle into the lakeside city of Pokhara. Tonight, you will enjoy a well-deserved rest in a nice hotel in Pokhara.

(Breakfast & Lunch Included)

Day 20: Return to Kathmandu

You will take a tourist bus back to Kathmandu. This journey will take approx 6-7 hours. On your last night, you will enjoy a final dinner with your guide.

(Breakfast and Dinner Included)

Day 21: Departure Day

Today your guide will bid you farewell. We are sure that you will have happy memories of your time with the Take on Nepal team.

(Breakfast Included)

Cost: AUS $1,960 pp

What's Included?

  • Pickups and drops from hotels and airport
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek
  • Breakfasts in Kathmandu. All meals during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All domestic transport
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), porters to carry luggage
  • All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP, TIMS)
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

What's Not Included?

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guides and porters