Round Annapurna Trek - 17 Days

Trip Facts

  • Tourist bus-Jeep-Car
  • 2 to 7
  • 5416 meter/17765 feet
  • Hotel-Lodge
  • Somewhat Active
  • Kathamndu
  • Kathmandu
  • Autumn (March to May) & Autumn (Aug to Nov)
  • In Person
  • High Pass Trek
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • English/Chinese/Hindi
  • 8
  • 78
Known as one of the most diverse trekking route in Nepal, the Round Annapurna Trek ascends 5416m before dropping down onto a high-altitude Tibetan plateau that takes you south along the Kali Gandkhi river valley. This southern drop at 3000 meters is a perfect landscape alike Tibet, called Mustang Nepal.

We walk through numerous villages, jungle, river valley; the world’s deepest Kali Gandaki gorge and keeping towering mountains Annapurna I, II, III, IV rising from the deserted land to snowcapped tops. Annapurna I is the highest mountain before passing Thorongla (8091 m) and Dhaulagiri 8167 m to the west is highest peak seen in this Round Annapurna Trek.

We savor the fabulous mountain views from Poon Hill around the end of Round Annapurna Trek and discover the diverse Annapurna region. Furthermore, Annapurna Circuit Trek also takes us to Manang, Jomsom, Kagbeni and the Muktinath region which are holy and historic places in Nepal.

Round Annapurna Trek
Picture: Thorong la pass along with Annapurna

The diverse Nepalese landscape and culture can be witness in Round Annapurna Trek. Things will look completely different before and after the pass. Manang is a world famous town in the Manang District of Nepal, with an altitude of 3,519 meters. It is situated in the broad valley of the Marshyangdi River to the north of the Annapurna mountain range & has 5 minutes access to Glaciel lake; Gangapurna.

5,416-metre Thorong La pass (1st known circuit trekking pass in Nepal) leads to Muktinath shrine and to the valley of the Gandaki River. To the north of Round Annapurna Trek, is the Chulu East peak of 6,584 m. Chulu west climbing is one of the nicest climb of the region.

Muktinath Temple – Right after the Pass

Muktinath is a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhist located in Muktinath Valley at an altitude of 3,710 meters. Situated right at the foot of the Thorong La pass, this temple has holiness and history. People also do trekking till this point from Poonhill side and this is known as Pilgrimage trekking trail. Thousands of

Hindus & Buddists come to visit this sacred Temple. Within Hinduism, it is called Mukti Kshetra (mokshya Chhetra), which literally means the “place of liberation” or Enlightenment Area.

The ancient name of this place before Buddhist origin is Thiru Saligramam (for Hindus’). The Buddhists call it Chumig Gyatsa, which in Tibetan means “Hundred Waters”.

For Tibetan Buddhists, Muktinath is a very important place of Dakinis, goddesses known as Sky Dancers. Buddhists believes that this is a place for achieving Nirvana.

Peaceful Landscape and pristine nature will make you believe all these holy sects.

Towards the end of Round Annapurna Trek

About to the end of Around Annapurna Trek; we also continue to Poonhill which is one of the world’s best view points for 360°view of Himalayas (including Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri range). From this point you will see how far you can walk in a day, feel proud about this.

We will be following the local villages trails and Ghorepani trekking route leading toward the end of around Annapurna trek. Sunrise view from Poonhill will be a thing to make your trip great trip towards the end.

This is a general idea of itinerary for Round Annapurna Trekking; feel free to contact us if you want to customize, our team is happy to help.

Round Annapurna Trek Itinerary in Detail

Day 1
Arrival at the TIA, Kathmandu. Our office representative will pick you up and drop you to your hotel.

• Altitude – 1380 meters
• Time – 30 minutes hotel transfer time
• Activity – Relax at hotel

Welcome to Nepal! Our representative will be waiting you at the airport (either with you Name printed on Paper or with Hording board of Nepalgram). Representative will help you check in to your respective hotel and let you know the meeting time for Round Annapurna Trek preparation and the next day activity.

Day 2
Sightseeing day in Kathmandu.

• Altitude – 1380 meters
• Special – Kathmandu city sightseeing
• Time – Full day
• Activity – Sightseeing of UNESCO world heritage sites

Guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley includes 4 major monuments from 13th to 18th century old. Tour guide licenses from Nepal government will take you in private vehicle. Sightseeing tour is a full day activity. After the tour we will have pre trek meeting where we will discuss about the Round Annapurna Trek and it’s your expectations and our reality.

Day 3
Drive to Nagdi village via Besisahar

• Altitude – 840 meters
• Special – beautiful scenery during drive and hike
• Time – 5 hours dirve and 1.5 hours hike
• Activity – Travelling in bus and hiking

8 hours’ drive (approx.) to Besisahar is in one of the busy Highway of Nepal. Besisahar is a big town at the entrance of Round Annapurna Trekking trail. This town is the market for all the food and beverage we going to get up there. Now days due to road construction we can take bus all the way to Nagdi or Bahun danda (Bahun danda will be decided by our guide looking at the time).

Day 4
Trek from Nagdi to Chyamje (1430 m)

• Altitude – 1430 meters
• Special – view of mountain
• Time – 8 hours
• Activity – Hiking uphill and down to river

Nagdi is a small village on the side of river; we will have our first mountain breakfast at this place and hike towards Chyamje. Nagdi to Bahun danda is a uphill trek.
Today’s hike will be approx. 8 hours. We hike up to Bahundada and down to river again, before we get to Chyamje village. This trail avoids the road and takes us through the villages.

Day 5
Chyamje to Chame (2630 m) (trek and drive day; guide decides)

• Altitude – 2630 meters
• Special – stunning view of waterfall
• Time – 10 hours
• Activity – walking on road

Chamje with a stunning view of waterfall will well spend your stay. After breakfast at Chamje we need to walk for approx. 10 hours to get to Chame village. Most of the walk today is on the road. So you and your guide are free to decide either to walk all the way to Chame or take jeep. Chame is headquartering Manang district. Welcome to Manang!

Day 6
Chame to Pisang (3300m); 6 hours

• Altitude – 3300 meters
• Special – scenic view of river valley and mountains
• Time – 6 hours
• Activity – hike on the riverside

Chame to manag is beautiful hike on the riverside. Even though walking on road has scenic view of the river Valley and the Mountains. Pisang has two major villages, one on high land called upper Pisang and another Lower Pisang. We will stay at Lower pisang and go for side hike to upper Pisang. Upper Pisang gives good view of the mountains and Lower Pisang village. Upper Pisang also has Buddhist temple. This hike will help you to acclimatize.

Day 7
Pisang to Manang (3570m); 6-8 hours

• Altitude – 3570 meters
• Special – View of Annapurna range and river valley
• Time – 6/8 hours
• Activity – Walking into the jungle

There are two options to hike today, if you go from Ngawol this is uphill walking for a while and walk down to Manang village. If you choose it to be easy day go on the road. If you are in the high season of trekking in Nepal, dusty road might be annoying but the scenery is great. Walking into the jungle, towering mountains on both sides is nice walk in the middle of the valley.
If you take upper trail, it has a magnificent view of Annapurna range and the river valley just beneath you. Trail is narrow through the jungle, very few tea houses in between villages; you will have a remotely access in here. This trail also avoids the road network in Round Annapurna Trek.

Day 8
Acclimatization day in Manang. Short hike to Gangapurna Glacier Lake and the view point (one of them)

• Altitude – 3570 meters
• Special – Gangapurna lake/view point
• Time – 15/20 minutes hike
• Activity – short hike

Manang is small village on the side of river. This village is near to Gangapurna Glacial Lake, thus it is a famous photo spot for trekkers. We will spend two nights at this place for ACCLIMATIZING for the altitude to gain in next two days. Acclimatization hike includes one of the viewpoints. Gangapurna Lake is very near to this village, nice enough to spend the entire day, you want to spend easy day at the tea house? Choose the lake not the guest house.

Day 9
Manang to Ledar (4250m); 6 hours

• Altitude – 4250 meters
• Special – Sightseeing of animals, mountains and lakes
• Time – 6 hours
• Activity – Trekking

Manang to Ledar has great view of the surrounding mountains. We will split with people doing Tilicho Lake at this point. View of Annapurna, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak, Chulu peak is amazing on today’s hike. After Manang there is no road, we will have even nice energy in the remote. Enjoy the sightseeing of few wild animals today, blue sheep and mountain goats are likely to see.

Day 10
Ledar to High camp (4925m); 5 hours

• Altitude – 4925 meters
• Special – Yak grazing, bushes and mountains
• Time – 5 hours
• Activity – Walking on no tree zone

No tree zone starts already from Manang village, but once we get to Ledar terrain look fantastic. No tree, small bushes and yak grazing on those fields looks amazing. Today’s walk is above 4000 meters, so walk slowly in your pace. Soak yourself in the nature, silence and those stunning mountains.
Rock fall zone starts right after the suspension bridge be cautious in this section. We will take break at Phedi (translates to Base camp in English), after lunch at Phedi it is 2 hours hike uphill to the High camp. We are near to highest point of the Round Annapurna Trek.

Day 11
High camp to Muktinath (3800m); 8 hours

• Altitude – 3800 meters
• Special – Thorong la pass and Muktinath temple
• Time – 8 hours
• Activity – Trekking uphill and downhill

Thorongla pass day begins early in the morning. We will have lots of breaks before the pass; do not forget to drink enough. Make sure you have right gears for snow and cold wind. Thorongla is not hard pass but definitely the high pass. If you are doing Round Annapurna Trek in winter, chance of getting lost is high; stick with your group.
Congratulation for your achievement, this is a matter of proud-ness for you to get to this altitude. Once you get to the top of Thorong-la, quick descend begins with wide spectacular view of Dhaulagiri range the other side. Round Annapurna Trek is towards the conclusion from this point. Muktinath has a temple which is common among Buddhist and Hindu’s. Visit the temple, you will not regret.

Day 12
Muktinath to Jomsom (2700m); 7 hours

• Altitude – 2700 meters
• Special – Diverse landscapes
• Time – 7 hours
• Activity – Mostly walking on road

You will feel like being at Tibet toady. Landscape is spectacular towards Lo Manthang road. Brown hills right in front of snowcapped mountains are admiring view for today’s hike. Upper mustang trekking trail splits at this point. We will walk on the road and take few shortcuts to avoid the road. More chance of heavy wind and dust, get ready with wind stoppers and goggles.

Day 13
Jomsom to Tatopani (1190m) by bus

• Altitude – 1190 meters
• Special – Hot spring
• Time – 3 hours
• Activity – Travelling in jeep and bath in hotspring

Most of the trekking trail is spoiled by new road construction in this section. So we take bus to tatopani and stay overnight. Tatopani has hot spring. You can celebrate your successful Thorong pass with chilled beers and natural hot spring.

Day 14
Tatopani to Sikha

• Altitude – 2380m / 7808feet
• Special – Local village
• Time – 7 hours
• Activity – trekking through rhododendron forest.

Sikha to Ghorepani is a mixed trail of Rhododendron forest and local villages. If you are trekking in the spring – this trekking trail will be full of colorful Rhododendron trees.

However the uphill trail is fulfilling with jungle walk experience.

After your breakfast in a local lodge, we will head towards a stunning view point Ghorepani. Ghorepani is one of the nicest view points during the entire ABC trekking as we can see the complete range of Annapurna Himalaya and Dhaulagiri Himalaya in single sight.

Day 15
Trek to Ghorepani (2850m); 8 hours

• Altitude – 2850 meters
• Special – Rhododendron forest and Ghorepani
• Time – 8 hours
• Activity – Walking through the rhododendron forest

After breakfast at Tatopani, we hike towards Sikha village. After Shikha road ends and the nature begins. Lots of steps walking all the way up to Ghorepani will make your day tiring but damn beautiful. Walking through the rhododendron forest is a best thing to do during spring.

Day 16
Ghorepani to Hile (1070m) and drive back to Pokhara by car or jeep; 10 hours

• Altitude – 1070/1400 meters
• Special – Sunrise from poonhill
• Time – 10 hours
• Activity – sunrise hike and travelling in jeep

After Sunrise hike to Poonhill, we will have breakfast at the guest house and walk down to Ulleri village. Lunch at Ulleri and hike all the way to driving point is a long downhill walk. Pokhara is famous as a Lake city. We sleep in one of the hotel in Lake Side, Phewa lake is very close by Lake side. Like at Thamel, Lake Side has night life, enjoy your night here.

Day 17
Drive back to Kathmandu; 8 hours

• Altitude – 1380 meters
• Special – Scenic view of surrounding
• Time – 8 hours
• Activity – Travelling in bus

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu pass through lots of paddy fields and bunch of villages. There will be 3 breaks for food during 8 hours’ drive to Kathmandu.

Day 18
Our office representative will drop you to International Airport for your further trip.

Our vehicle will drop you the airport. Time has come to say you farewell with promise to meet again. Have a nice trip.

Price & Details of other packages of Nepalgram

Note – Minimum people in group must be 02 so as to apply this price range.




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Accommodation during trek

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Transportation to trek start point

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Airport/bus terminal Shuttle service

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Hotel at KTM/Pokhara

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Food on trek(BLD)

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Desert

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Soft drink

×1unlimited

Porter

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Company Cap

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Company T-shirt

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Dawn Sleeping bag

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Dawn Jacket

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Hard drink

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Warm up hike

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Farewell party/dinner

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Buffer day for trek

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All Inclusive package

Price for All Inclusive Package = USD $1120 per person – for Min 2 people in the group

“All inclusive package is a common package offered by all most all the trekking agencies in Nepal.”

COST DETAILS OF ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE

Cost Includes of Round Annapurna Trek – All inclusive package

  • 3 night Standard Hotel in Kathmandu (according to the itinerary), B/B (bed and breakfast)
  • One night standard Hotel in Pokhara
  • All accommodations Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trek
  • All necessary paper works (ACAP) entry permit & Trekker`s information management system (Tims) and Local fees; if applicable.
  • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government license holder guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trekking.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Besisahar, Pokhara to Kathmandu & Jomsom to Tatopani
  • A helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people), if you need.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit). And regular oxygen saturation check up by oxymeter.
  • All government taxes and office expenses.
  • Card processing fee for online payable amount
  • Added Value – (1) Dawn sleeping bag, Dawn Jacket to be returned after the trek (2) Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt, Cap – to take away (3) Oxymeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heart beat with medical kit box carried by Guide (4) Satellite Phone for extremely remote destination
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu in an A/C Car.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fee, if applicable.

Cost Excludes of Round Annapurna Trek – All inclusive package

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport – Kathmandu). You need 2 passport size photos and $40 dollar.
  • Your Travel and medical insurance.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks, tea or coffee in the morning are included with breakfast.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).



Guide+B/B Package OR Service package

“Service package comes with all arrangement for your trek except food and accommodation in the cities – which you can do by yourself on this modern era.”

Price for Guide+B/B Package (service Package) = USD $660 per person – for Min 2 people in the group

COST DETAILS OF SERVICE PACKAGE

Cost Includes of Round Annapurna Trek for Guide+B/B Package

  • All necessary paper works (ACAP) entry permit & Trekker`s information management system (Tims) and Local fees; if applicable.
  • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government license holder guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trekking.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Besisahar, Pokhara to Kathmandu & Jomsom to Tatopani
  • A helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people), if you need.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit). And regular oxygen saturation check up by oxymeter.
  • All government taxes and office expenses.
  • Added Value – (1) Dawn sleeping bag, Dawn Jacket to be returned after the trek (2) Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt, Cap – to take away (3) Oxymeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heart beat with medical kit box carried by Guide (4) Satellite Phone for extremely remote destination

Cost Excludes of Round Annapurna Trek for Guide+B/B Package

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport – Kathmandu). You need 2 passport size photos and $40 dollar.
  • Your Travel and medical insurance.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fees.
  • All food and accommodation
  • Anything not illustrated on the inclusion section



LUXURY PACKAGE

“Luxury package comes with comfortable trip possible in the Himalayan circumstances and inside Nepal. Every service we use for your Luxury package will be best available.”

Price for luxury package = USD $2065 per person – for Min 2 people in the group

COST DETAILS OF LUXURY PACKAGE

Cost Includes of Round Annapurna Trek for Luxury Package

  • 3 night 5 star Hotel in Kathmandu and 1 night 5 start Hotel in Pokhara (according to the itinerary), B/B (bed and breakfast)
  • Best available accommodations with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with all drink during the trek
  • All necessary paper works (ACAP) entry permit & Trekker`s information management system (Tims) and Local fees; iff applicable.
  • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government license holder guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trekking.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Besisahar, Pokhara to Kathmandu & Jomsom to Tatopani
  • A helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for one trekker).
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit). And regular oxygen saturation check up by oxymeter.
  • All government taxes and office expenses.
  • Card processing fee for online payable amount
  • Added Value – (1) Dawn sleeping bag, Dawn Jacket to be returned after the trek (2) Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt, Cap – to take away (3) Oxymeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heart beat with medical kit box carried by Guide (4) Satellite Phone for extremely remote destination
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu in an A/C Car.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fee, if applicable.
  • All the non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks, tea or coffee.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver.

Cost Excludes of Round Annapurna Trek for luxury package

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport – Kathmandu). You need 2 passport size photos and $40 dollar.
  • Your Travel and medical insurance.

Cost Details of Round Annapurna Trek - General Inclusions

  • Three Nights standard hotel at kathmandu (bed and breakfast)
  • One night Standard Hotel in Pokhara B/B (bed and breakfast)
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Besisahar, Pokhara to Kathmandu & Jomsom to Tatopani
  • Guided City tour of UNESCO world Heritage site at kathmandu
  • Accommodation and Food (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking and fresh fruits every night after dinner.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fees.
  • All necessary paper works, entry permits & entrance fees.
  • English speaking and trained, Government license holder guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trekking and tour.
  • A helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people).
  • Pick up and drop prior to trek.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit) with regular oxygen saturation check up with oxymeter
  • Credit card fee for Online payable amount
  • Added Value - (1) Dawn sleeping bag, Dawn Jacket to be returned after the trek
  • (2) Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt, Cap - to take away
  • (3) Oxymeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heart beat with medical kit box carried by Guide
  • (4) Satellite Phone for extremely remote destination

Cost Details of Round Annapurna Trek - General Exclusions

  • Your Travel and medical insurance for emergency, we assist you for the arrangement International airfare.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks, except tea/coffee with breakfast.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).

Overview

Entirely Managed Trekking of Annapurna circuit will make your free from any kind of stress. You walk with us and finish the adventure over Thorong la pass with beautiful memories.

Round Annapurna is a famous and old circuit trek in Nepal. After Road construction there is huge decline in trekkers in the route. But our trekking guides will avoid the road.

Major things to see in Round Annapurna Trek

  • Kathmandu UNESCO world heritage site tour
  • Thorong La Pass; 5416 meters
  • Manag village
  • Chyamje village and waterfall
  • Gangapurna Glacial Lake
  • High camp & basic living
  • Muktinath temple
  • Jomsom & kagbeni village with Tibet like landscape
  • Tatopani or natural Hotspring
  • Poonhill Sunrise
  • Pokhara City / Night Life / Lake

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Round Annapurna Trek
From $660
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From $2,085
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Round Annapurna Trekking Trip Info

  • Tourist bus-Jeep-Car
  • 2 to 7
  • 5416 meter/17765 feet
  • Hotel-Lodge
  • Somewhat Active
  • Kathamndu
  • Kathmandu
  • Autumn (March to May) & Autumn (Aug to Nov)
  • In Person
  • High Pass Trek
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • English/Chinese/Hindi
  • 8
  • 78

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