20 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek -Itinerary, Cost, Difficulty, Route

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  • Stunning views of the Annapurna massif
  • A classic trek on Ancient trade routes-Ascending the Marsyangdi Valley
  • Cross dramatic river gorges above the Marshyangdi River
  • Passing Manaslu and Himchuli
  • Exploring the beautiful Manang Village
  • Visit old Buddhist monastery in Braga
  • Crossing the world famous Thoroung La pass
  • Enjoy the mixed culture of Tibetan Buddhist
  • Visit Muktinath the sacred temple of Hindus and Buddhists
  • Magnificent mountain and sunrise view from Poon Hill
  • Trek through greenery rhododendron and Pine

20 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek -Itinerary, Cost, Difficulty, Route Overview

20 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek  is universally appreciated adventurous trekking destination, which is situated within the Annapurna mountain range of central Nepal. Annapurna Circuits is one of the most popular and special destinations among the classical great Himalayan trails. The Annapurna circuit trek offers you magnificent mountain scenery, close view of Annapurna Massif (Annapurna I-IV), Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Gangapurna, Manaslu, Pisang Peak, Tilicho Peak, Paungda Danga and so on. Annapurna Circuit trek encompasses the Annapurna Himalayans pass through over paddy agricultural lands, traditional villages, river banks, high hills, lush mountains, subtropical valleys, terraced farming land and many more. During the trek, trekkers will cross four districts such as; Lamjung, Manang, Mustang,and Myagdi. The Myagdi and Lamjung region are lower elevation trekking trail through the traditional village of Hindu, the settlement which is dominated by lush subtropical valleys and terraced farming lands. And other 2 remaining regions are high elevation trekking trails through the traditional village of Tibetan Buddhist civilizations. In the Manang region, basically, people are Gurung, Magar, Thakali, Bhote, and Bisshwokarma while Mustang is influenced by the Tibetan culture.

The Annapurna Circuit trek begins from Besi Sahar of Lamjung District in Marshyangadi river Valley and it ends in the Kali Gandaki River Valley. Trekkers will cross tow beautiful river Valleys, which are encircled by the Annapurna Massif over the Thorung La Pass, and it is situated at the highest altitude of 5,416m/17,765ft.

Costs for Annapurna Circuit trek

Nepal guide Info team organized 20 days trekking tours on the Annapurna Circuit as many tourists still want to do the trek. Here is a cost breakdown of the current expenses:

Cost details 20 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek

• USD $30 for a trekking permit to the Annapurna Conservation Area, known as ACAP permit.
• $10 for a TIMS (Trekkers’ Informational Management System) card
• Food and accommodation per day of around $25
• $25 for a trekking guide per day (optional)
• $18 per porter (optional)
• $90 from Kathmandu (including transport leg from Muktinath to Pokhara, which is expensive)

How far is the Annapurna Circuit?

Annapurna Circuit. The Circuit is a trek within the mountain ranges of central Nepal. The total length of the route varies between 160–230 km (100-145 mi), depending on where motor transportation is used and where the trek is ended. This trek crosses two different river valleys and encircles the Annapurna Massif.

When should I go to Annapurna Circuit?

June through end august  is the monsoon season, when as much as 70% of the annual rainfall occurs. This is also when rock fall and landslides are most likely to occur. That leaves two times when hiking the Annapurna Circuit is best: September through November and mid-March to end-May

How cold  during Annapurna Circuit?

Annapurna Circuit Weather – October to November
On the lower reaches of the Circuit the weather is generally warm with an average day temperature of 18 degrees Celsius and night temperatures remain above freezing


Day 01: Kathmandu arrival/ transfer to Hotel by Nepal Guide Info team ( Nepal Planet Treks)
You will have a nice clean, A/C room, attached bathroom,24 hrs running hot water type of hotel on a good location.

Day 02: Kathmandu guided tour
Your guide will take around Kathmandu to show its background and history visiting temples, monasteries and colorful city itself gives you a picture of Nepal or just rest in Kathmandu and Prefer for trek

Day 03:Drive to Besisahar more:Following Trisuli and Marsyangdi River Valleys.

Day 04: Besisahar to Nagdi (1011m)
Walk for about 6 hours towards Nadi through narrow tracks, suspension bridges and a deep river gorge.Overnight at Nadi.

Day 05: Nadi to Jagat (1314 m)
Walk for about 7 hours towards Jagat through the valley crossing several suspension bridges and passing several beautiful waterfalls land view the tower of Mt. Lamjung (22,291Ft.), Manaslu (26,760 Ft.) and Peak 29 (24,652 Ft.). Overnight at Jagat.

Day 06: Jagat to Dharapani (1943 m.)
Walking distance of about 7 hours from Jagat to Dharapani, entering Manang district from Taal and crossing a large bridge to Dharapani to stay overnight.

Day 07: Dharapani to Chame (2713m)

The distance is covered within 6 hours. The trail now leads to the west in Manaslu. Forming a splendid backdrop of Annapurna II appearing occasionally to the south. As we continue, Annapurna range offers a splendid view. Overnight at Chame.

Day 08: Chame to Pisang (3185 m.)
Keeping by the side of river all day for about 7 hours and passing through narrow and steep gorge reach Passing from where Manang Valley (a wide U – shaped valley) hanging between two giant snow peaks. Overnight at Pisang.

Day 09: Pissang to Manang (3351m.)
After a 7-hour walk through trails and broad forested valley floor a small stool airstrip and a village of about 200 houses and Barge monastery which is the largest in the entire district and reach Manang.

Day 10: Rest in Manang for acclimatization
A necessary day to rest and acclimatize and explore Manang. The village of about 500 flat.

Day 11: We branch away from the Marsyangdi Khola steadily climbing into quiet distinct alpine areas. o/n at Kharka. 3800m/ 3 hrs.

Day 12: Thorong Phedi (4335m.)/ High camp 4800m, Crossing the Jar Sang Khola we climb to a small grassy valley and camp. Approximately 3 hrs walk.

Day 13: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3798m.)
Crossing the pass early in the morning slowly reach the top of Thorang Pass (5417m.) and enjoy some absolutely stunning high Himalayan scenery and over to the Kaligandaki valley through the entire Annapurna range , Mukut and Mustang Himal to the west. Walking distance is about 8 hours.

Day 14: Jomsom with beautiful snow mountains and no tree land. It is gateway of Mustang trek. Those, having not good enough time to trek down all the way to Pokhara can fly to Pokhara-Kathmandu on the next day.

Day 15: Jomsom to Tukuche (2591 m.) 5/6 hrs.
Walk a valley dominated by Thakalis, Gurungs and Magars tribes, lunch at Marfa on the way.

Day 16: Tukuche to Ghasa (1970 m.) 5/6 hrs walk, a dramatic change in the surrounding with green
vegetation and very beautiful view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna region. Overnight at Ghasa.

Day 17: Ghasa to Tatopani (1189 m.)
5/6 hours walk, gradual descend to Tatopani through valleys, fields and the beautiful Rupse Chhahara (water falls) and then the time to have lunch at Dana village which is the deepest gorge in the world. Rest and overnight at Tatopani.

Day 18: Tatopani to Ghorepani (2793 m.) 6/7 hrs.
Walk a challenging ascent upto Ghorepani. Lunch at Sikha village, and overnight at Ghorepani from where one can observe the best sun set view over the profile of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna.
Day 19: Rest at Ghorepani and Excursion to the Poon Hill the highest hill in the west in the whole trek, bird- eye view of Mustang and Pokhara valleys, also provides clear view of 30 snow-capped peaks including the Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri. Or walk to Tadapani at the afternoon for 4 hrs.

Day 20: Ghorepani/Tadapani to Ghandrung (1951 m.) 6/3 hours
With ups and downs towards Tadapani for lunch and camp at Ghandrung which is the biggest Gurung settlement with a closer view of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre and Hiunchuli.

Day 21: Ghandrung to Birethanti (5/6 hours, walk downwards to Modi River) and drive back to Pokhara.

Day 22: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu

Day 23: Day in Kathmandu on your own/ shopping.

Cost Includes
  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car or van. It is depend of the group.
  • Two nights standard accommodation in 2/3 star category hotel in Kathmandu located tourist center, or up to you.
  • 2 Night  hotel in Pokhara
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the Annapurna Circuit trekking
  • Local fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana and grape etc.
  • All accommodations during the trek.
  • Annapurna  trekking map.
  • Kathmandu- Pokhara- Kathmandu By Tourist Bus  and all Transport  during a trip Kathmandu besisahar by bus or local hiace
  • An experienced Government licensed holder guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • If you need we will provide you Duffle bag and, if necessary etc.
  • All necessary Government paper works and Annapurna conservation  entry permits and TIMS Card etc.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • All government taxes and Vat.
Cost Excludes
  • Meals your self Kathmandu (L+D).
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa ( You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Nepal’s Airport in Kathmandu).
  • All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks)
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipments.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)
  • If do any tour and sightseeing and other activities etc.
Departure Dates
  • We have daily departures for this trip from March to May and from mid-September to mid-December. You can type in the number of passengers to book a reservation and select a date that is convenient for you. Due to group size, we never cancel a trip once you’ve made a reservation. If you would rather join the group, we will add more travelers on the selected date. You can let us know once you make a reservation or earlier.
Useful Info

Annapurna base Camp Trekking Gear list on the blow 2024

  • Jeans or slacks
  • Towel and toilet kit
  • Underwear
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Sleeping bag, warm to 20 degrees F, either down or fibrefill (or you can rent one in Kathmandu)
  • Parka, down or fibre fill; a ski jacket is ok
  • Sweater, wool shirt or acrylic pile jacket
  • Duffel bag, canvas or nylon, without a frame (for porters to carry)
  • Daypack or rucksack, waterproof, for you to carry
  • Water bottle 1 liter or 1 quart; be sure that it does not leak
  • Flashlight
  • Walking Boot

We INSIST that an appropriate insurance policy is taken out which covers travel in isolated and mountainous areas, and which also includes helicopter rescue.
We recommend that you consult a reputable travel agent or insurance specialist.
Health Issues
We recommend that all clients consult their doctor to discuss the health issues associated with their trek. We also recommend that clients bring their own personal first aid kit to supplement the comprehensive first aid kit carried by the Trek Leader
Vaccinations Required
Please ensure that you allow at least 1 month to complete a course of vaccinations. Whilst your personal doctor will be the final authority,
We recommend the following

  • Poliomyelitis
  • Tetanus
  • Typhoid
  • Rabies
  • Meningococcal
  • Immunoglobulin (for Hepatitis A)
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