Annapurna Circuit Trek

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  • duration 20 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • max group size 17
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +15
Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Annapurna Circuit Complete a 17 day trek around one of the world's classic trekking routes
  • Thorong La Cross this challenging high pass, 5416m, offering stunning views across the Himalaya
  • Poon Hill Climb to the top of Poon Hill and enjoy sunrise views across to the Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri
  • Pokhara Take a well earned rest by the lakeside and enjoy a cake at one of the towns many bakeries
Starting and ending in Kathmandu, the "Annapurna Circuit Trek" tour is a guided trekking tour that takes 20 days. You will travel through Kalopani, Tatopani, Kathmandu and 14 other destinations in Nepal. "Annapurna Circuit Trek" is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

One of Nepal's classic treks, this route makes a full circuit of the Annapurna range over sixteen days. Trek through rhododendron forests, mountain foothills, across barren, rocky landscapes and snow-covered passes, staying in cosy family-run tea house lodges along the way. Thorong La - Cross this challenging high pass, 5416m, offering stunning views across the Himalaya Poon Hill - Climb to the top of Poon Hill and enjoy sunrise views across to the Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri Pokhara - Take a well-earned rest by the lakeside and enjoy a cake at one of the towns many bakeries
5 - Excellent
Based on 294 reviews
  • Nicola
  • On Sep 10 2020
5 - Excellent
Nicola's review for another Explore tour
“I loved the whole trip, I will certainly use Explore again, I was very impressed. Hats off to Zeynep for being an excellent guide.”
  • Rosemary
  • On Jan 02 2020
4 - Very Good
Rosemary's review for another Explore tour
“I was disappointed that we did not have enough time to see Amman, other than the view from the Citadel. From the tour description, I expected a walking tour of downtown, old Amman, the Roman Theatre and Rainbow Street.”
  • Gail
  • On Apr 03 2020
4 - Very Good
Gail's review for another Explore tour
“Great variety of things to see. Perhaps a few less temples.”
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  • Day 1 : Trip starts in the Nepali capital Kathmandu
  • Day 2 : Trek briefing followed by a walking tour of Old Kathmandu
  • Day 3 : Drive to Besi Sahar where the Circuit trek commences; hike to Bhulbule (840m)
  • Day 4 : Trek from Bhulbule to the ancient village of Jagat (1300m)
  • Day 5 : Trek from Jagat to Dharapani (1860m) crossing the Marsyangdi River several times
  • Day 6 : Hike from Dharapani to Chame (2670m) with views of Annapurna II and IV
  • Day 7 : Ascend from Chame to Pisang (3190m) through dense forests
  • Day 8 : Trek from Pisang to Manang (3540m) via Braga with its ancient gompa
  • Day 9 : Acclimatisation day in and around Manang
  • Day 10 : Steady ascent from Manang to Yak Kharka (4018m)
  • Day 11 : Hike from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4450m), last stop before the Thorung La high pass
  • Day 12 : Cross the Thorong La (5416m); descend to Muktinath (3800m) with great Dhaulagiri views
  • Day 13 : Visit the famous pilgrimage site at Muktinath; trek to Kagbeni (2800m)
  • Day 14 : Jeep drive from Kagbeni to Tatopani (1190m)
  • Day 15 : Hike from Tatopani to Shikha (1935m)
  • Day 16 : Trek through rhododenron forest to Ghorepani (2860m)
  • Day 17 : Ascend Poon Hill for Annapurna views at sunrise; trek to Ramghai/Hille (1430m)
  • Day 18 : Final morning trek along Burumdi River to Nayapul; drive to Pokhara for post trek relaxation
  • Day 19 : Drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 20 : Trip ends in Kathmandu
  • 19 Breakfasts, 16 Lunches, 15 Dinners
  • Yellow Pagoda Hotel (3 nights)
  • Bhuibhule Tea House (1 night)
  • Jagat Tea House (1 night)
  • Dharapani Tea House (1 night)
  • Chame Tea House (1 night)
  • Pisang Tea House (1 night)
  • Manang Tea House (2 nights)
  • Yak Kharka Tea House (1 night)
  • Thorong Phedi Tea House (1 night)
  • Mukinath Tea House (1 night)
  • Kagbeni Tea House (1 night)
  • Tatopani Tea House (1 night)
  • Sikha Tea House (1 night)
  • Ghorepani Tea House (1 night)
  • Hile Tea House (1 night)
  • Hotel Pokhara Batika (1 night)
  • Driver(s)
  • Bus
  • Explore Tour Leader
  • Local Guide(s)
  • Porter(s)
  • Any international flights to/from Kathmandu are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Annapurna Circuit Trek tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Annapurna Circuit Trek tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 18 November 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 18 November 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 59 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Annapurna Circuit Trek tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Annapurna Circuit Trek tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • The average size of this tour is just 12 people.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Various COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this trip to ensure the safety of each traveller.
  • This tour has implemented COVID-19 protocols that are guided by the WTTC (World Travel & Tourism Council), UNWTO (World Tourism Organisation), the European Commission and local government regulations. It amongst others take into account personal protection, extensive disinfecting and social distancing measures.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How much money do I need to bring with me?

    Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.

  • Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?

    In response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. Please check the government travel pages and advisories of your home country and the official website of the Nepal Tourism board here.

  • What happens if someone gets altitude sickness, does the rest of the group continue on?

    It depends on the situation. Sometimes, altitude sickness can be treated and the trekker may wish to continue. If not, the rest of the group can continue on if they want and the sick person can descend.

  • How does it work with a porter?

    Generally, the porter will pick up the baggage in the morning and drop it at the hotel in the evening. You will not always be walking with your porter or have access to your bag during the day, while trekking. 

  • Is a visa on arrival available?

    Typically, yes. However, in response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.


If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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