Annapurna Circuit Trek - 10 Days

Annapurna Circuit Trek 10 Days

Annapurna Circuit Trek also known as Round Annapurna Trek or Annapurna Circle Trek is one of the most popular and classic trekking routes in the Annapurna region.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek trail was opened to the foreigners in 1977 and since then it is among the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal.

Our 10 days Annapurna Circuit Trek is perfect for people with limited time and budget.

Our itinerary is custom-made in such a way that you will be able to enjoy every aspect of trekking around the Annapurna Circuit without much hassle in only 10 days time.

The 10 days trek of the Annapurna Circuit begins from Chame after a scenic 7-8 hours drive from Kathmandu and ends at Jomsom, the capital of the Mustang district.

On this trek, you will experience some truly distinctive features of the Himalayas like- the breathtaking scenic beauty, majestic mountains, beautiful flora and fauna along with unique culture and traditions.

This trek offers you amazing views of all the Annapurna ranges. The Annapurna 1 (8091m), Annapurna South (7273m), the Glacier Dome, Gangapurna (7454m) are spectacular. And the unclimbed Fang (7647m) and the fishtail peak of Machhapuchhare (6997m) are some attractions too.

This trek will introduce you to various ethnicity and cultures. The lower regions of the trail are home to Brahmins and Chhetris and the upper regions are home to the Gurung people.

You will also be crossing the Thorong La Pass, which is one of the highest and challenging passes across the world.

This trek will also take you across Muktinath Temple, a famous temple of Hindus and Buddhists around the world.

Overall, this is a perfect trek for people seeking to experience the Himalayas of Nepal in a limited time period.

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Highlights of the 10 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek

  • Cross the highest pass in the world, Thorong La Pass at 5,416 m.
  • Visit Muktinath, a famous pilgrimage site of the Hindus and Buddhists.
  • Amazing views of majestic mountains of the Annapurna Massif and many more.
  • Come across various culturally rich ethnic groups and learn a few things about their culture.
  • Beautiful Ice Lakes and glaciers.
  • Hiking along the deepest gorge, the Kali Gandaki Gorge.

DaysItineraryMax AltitudeTime
Day 01Arrive in Kathmandu and drive to Besisahar2,755 m6-7 hours
Day 02Drive to Chame2,760 m5-6 hours
Day 03Trek to Pisang3,200 m5-6 hours
Day 04Trek Manang3,540 m5 hours
Day 05Acclimatization in Manang3,540 m-
Day 06Trek to Yak Kharka4,110 m6 hours
Day 07Trek to Thorong Phedi4,420 m5 hours
Day 08Trek to Muktinath over Thorong La Pass5,416 m8-9 hours
Day 09Trek to Jomsom2,713 m6 hours
Day 10Fly to Pokhara and Fly to Kathmandu on the same day1,400 m20 minutes flight to Pokhara/ 25 minutes flight to Kathmandu

Day 1
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu and Drive to Besisahar

Maximum Elevation: 2,755 m, Besisahar

Travel Hours: 6-7 hours

Welcome to Kathmandu, our representatives will be at the airport to pick you up. From Kathmandu, you will drive to Besisahar.

On the way to Besisahar, you will pass through Trishuli and Marshyangdi valley. It is a scenic ride with amazing views of the landscapes, rivers and hills of Nepal.

After dinner, our representatives will brief you on your trek.

Overnight at Besi Sahar.

Day 2
Day 2: Drive to Chame

Maximum Elevation: 2,670 m, Chame

Travel Hours: 5-6 hours

After breakfast, you will drive to Chame in a local jeep. You will cross the Marshyangdi River on a suspension bridge

On the way, you will get beautiful views of mountains such as Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV.

You will also spend some time at the natural hot spring on the way to relax and calm your body before reaching Chame.

After dinner, get an early sleep so that you can start your trek tomorrow with good energy.

Overnight at Chame.

Day 3
Day 3: Trek to Pisang

Maximum Altitude: 3,200 m, Pisang

Trek Hours: 5-6 hours

After breakfast, you will commence on your very first day of actual trekking. Your trail today will go through steep and narrow valleys.

The trail will take you through dense pine forests and will lead you to Paungda Dada, a dramatic curved rock face rising 1,500m from the river.

From here, you will get beautiful views of the Annapurna II and Pisang peak. As the trail opens up, Himalayan peaks will surround you all the way to Pisang. Once you near the Pisang village, you will get a view of the whole view of Manang Valley.

Overnight at Pisang.

Day 4
Day 4: Trek to Manang

Maximum Altitude: 3,540 m, Manang

Trek Hours: 5 hours

After breakfast today, you will start your trek towards Manang. The first few hours of the trek is an easy and smooth walk until you near Humde, where you will have to ascend a bit.

Other than that, it is pretty much walking on flat land. On today's trek, you will get awesome views of the snow capped mountains of the Annapurna Range, Pisang peak, Gangapurna, Tilicho etc.

You will also experience the unique Tibetan and Buddhist culture as you near Manang.

Overnight at Manang.

Day 5
Day 5: Acclimatization in Manang

Maximum Altitude: 3,540 m

Since acclimatization days are for getting used to the high altitudes, today you will be trekking to the Gangapurna Lake or the Bhojo Gumba.

After the short hike, you can explore Manang and learn a few things about the culture and lifestyle of the people living there.

Overnight at Manang.

Day 6
Day 6: Trek to Yak Kharka

Maximum Altitude: 4,110 m, Yak Kharka

Trek Hours: 6 hours

After breakfast today, you will begin your trek towards Yak Kharka. The initial part of today's trek is a steady ascend through Tenki Village.

Your trek will begin by crossing a stream to reach the Tenki Village and from here you will trek to the Jarsang Khola Valley. From Jarsang Khola you will trek towards Ghunsa and on the way to Ghunsa, you will come across pasture lands of horses and yaks.

Finally, you will be crossing a small wooden bridge near a mani wall to reach Yak Kharka.

On today's trail, you will get beautiful views of the Gangapurna, Glacier Dome etc.

Overnight at Yak Kharka.

Day 7
Day 7: Trek to Thorong Phedi

Maximum Altitude: 4,420 m, Thorong Phedi

Trek Hours: 5 hours

After Breakfast, as usual, you will start your trek towards today's destination i.e. Thorong Phedi.

Your trek will begin with a gradual climb to a ridge from where you will descend to cross a river. And from here you will climb up again till you finally reach Thorung Phedi.

Today's trail will give you amazing views of the mountains such as Mt. Gundang, Mt. Syagang, Thorong Peak and Mt. Khatungkan.

Overnight at High Camp, which is an hour away from Thorong Phedi.

Day 8
Day 8: Trek to Muktinath over the Thorong La Pass

Maximum Altitude: 5,416 m, Thorong La Pass

Trek Hours: 8-9 hours

You will start today's trek at dawn at around 3-4 am since you will be crossing the Thorung La Pass today, which is one of the highest and adventurous Passes in the world.

And the weather is unfavorable for crossing in the afternoon because of the strong wind.

It will take about 4 hours to reach the Thorung La Pass, but once you reach the top you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and many other mountains.

After spending a while on the top, taking pictures and enjoying the view, you will descend down towards Muktinath. It is one of the major pilgrimage sites of Hindus and Buddhists.

Once at Muktinath, if you have time you can explore the place and visit the Muktinath temple. This temple is also known as the salvation temple. A popular belief is that if you take a bath in the 108 water taps here your sins will be washed away.

Overnight at Muktinath.

Day 9
Day 9: Trek to Jomsom

Maximum Altitude: 2,713 m, Jomsom

Trek Hours: 6 hours

After breakfast, you will embark on the final day of your 10 days Annapurna Circuit Trek.

Your trek will begin with downhill walking through some beautiful old village of Jharkot then down to Ekle Bhatti. Once at Ekle Bhatti you will cross the Kali Gandaki via a suspension bridge and follow the path down to Jomsom.

On today's trail, you will get stunning views of the Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche and other surrounding snow-capped mountains.

Overnight at Jomsom, the district headquarters of Mustang.

Day 10
Day 10: Fly to Pokhara and Fly to Kathmandu on the Same Day

Maximum Altitude: 1,400 m, Kathmandu

Travel Hours: 20 minutes flight to Pokhara, 25 minutes flight to Kathmandu

After breakfast today, you will take an incredible morning mountain flight to Pokhara. It is a short 20 minutes flight and you will be able to enjoy the mountain ranges from the flight to Pokhara.

Once in Pokhara, you will take another flight to Kathmandu. It is a 25 minutes short flight but the views are simply breathtaking.

From mountains views at Pokhara to the beautiful landscapes of Kathmandu, it will be a pleasant scenic flight.

Price Includes

  • Airport transfers pick-up and drop-off.
  • 1-night hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Transportation from and to Pokhara by tourist vehicle
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permits.
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek.
  • Transportations, accommodation, wage, food, insurance, equipment for the guide / porter.
  • Best available lodge accommodations during the trek.
  • English speaking Sherpa trek guide.
  • All necessary paper works and entry permits.
  • Porter to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 people)
  • Himalaya Discovery duffel bag.
  • Hiking pole for the trek, if needed.
  • Trek map.
  • Farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant after the trip completion in Kathmandu.

Price Excludes

  • International airfares and Nepal visa.
  • Any personal medical or evacuation expenses incur.
  • International Travel insurance which included rescue.
  • Tips for the guide & porter.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on the ‘Price Includes’ section.

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Trip Facts

  • Annapurna
  • 5,416 m, Thorong La Pass
  • 10 Days
  • 7 Days
  • Minimum 2 pax
  • Moderate-Difficult
  • 5 hours
  • March-June/ September-November
  • Kathmandu-Kathmandu
  • Chame-Jomsom

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