• Trip Type
  • Group Size
    12 Max
  • Location
  • Trip Duration
    12 Day(s) 11 Night(s)
Total Trekking Distance: 100 kms Highest Altitude: 5416 mts
  • Trek Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Inclusions / Exclusions
  • FAQ

The Annapurna valley was first explored in 1950 by a French Expedition team trying to attempt a summit. Their account and description of the valley encouraged and motivated many travelers to explore what is now known by many as the most beautiful sanctuary in the Himalayas.

The Annapurna Circuit is one of the most prestigious and challenging treks one can opt for. On this trek you cross one of the highest passes Thorung La at 5416 mts, you trek across terraced rice fields, dense oak and rhododendron forests, and embrace enchanting views along with the warm and rich local culture and tradition.

About the Area
The Annapurna Circuit trek is located in the Annapurna Sanctuary 40kms north of Pokhra in the Kaski district of Nepal. It is inhabited by the native Gurung people who hold this sanctuary sacred. The peak of Machapuchare at the entrance is believed to be the home of God Shiva.

Expected Weather 

  • Chances of Rain/ Hail – Mild drizzles
  • Temperatures- Afternoon upto 20 degrees (May), Nights around zero degrees (May)

How are we providing a better experience?
1. On this trek we take you to Lake Tilicho. Not all trekkers who do the Annapurna circuit trek get a chance to go to Lake Tilicho, which is a pity because the lake is a sight to behold!
We add Lake Tilicho to our itinerary, ensuring all our trekkers get to see it, making it not only a beautiful addition but also an exclusive one!
It also makes for a good acclimatization exercise preparing the trekkers well for the pass day at Thorung La.

2. We are driving up to Chame to reduce the walk on the motorable road.

3. On this trek we take you to visit the Ghyaru Village. The route to this village is extremely beautiful and scenic. We stop for lunch at this village providing you a peek into the culture of the local inhabitants there.

4. On the acclimatization day at Manang we take you on a hike to the Milarepa caves which is another exclusive addition to the itinerary.

Day 1: Arrive in Pokhara. Check into hotel.
Meet fellow trekkers. Briefing in the evening.
Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 2: Drive from Pokhara to Chame
Drive from Pokhara to Besishahar in normal vehicle.
We change cars at Besishahar and go from Besishahar to Chame in an offloading vehicle.
Halt in Jagat for lunch enroute.
Take a dip in the hot springs at Jagat.
Overnight stay in tea house at Chame.

Day 3: Trek from Chame to Upper Pisang
Trek Distance: 15 kms;
Trek Time: 6 hours
Overnight stay in tea house at Upper Pisang.

Day 4: Trek from Upper Pisang to Manang via Ghyaru
Trek Distance: 17 kms; Trek Time: 9 hours
Overnight stay in tea house at Manang.

Day 5: Acclimatization day at Manang
Hike to Milarepa caves
Trek Distance: 12.5 kms; Trek Time: 7 hours
Overnight stay in tea house at Manang.

Day 6: Trek from Manang to Tilicho Base Camp
Trek Distance: 14 kms; Trek Time: 7 hours
Overnight stay in tea house at Tilicho Base Camp.

Day 7: Trek from Tilicho Base Camp to Tilicho Lake & then to Srikharkha
Trek Distance: 13 kms; Trek Time: 10 hours
Overnight stay in tea house at Srikharkha

Day 8: Trek from Srikharkha to Yok Kharkha
Trek Distance: 8 kms; Trek Time: 5 hours
Overnight stay in tea house at Yok Kharkha

Day 9: Trek from Yok Kharkha to High Camp
Trek Distance: 10 kms; Trek Time: 7 hours
Overnight stay in tea house at High Camp

Day 10: Trek from High Camp to Muktinath via Thorung La
Trek Distance: 11 kms; Trek Time: 8 hours
Overnight stay in tea house at Muktinath

Day 11: Fly / Drive back from Muktinath to Pokhara
Trek ends upon reaching Pokhara 

Day 12 (Buffer): This day will only be utilized if the weather turns bad.



Day X

Your Plan

Trip Includes:

  • Stay in Pokhara on Day 1.
  • Accommodation (On twin or triple sharing basis) for the duration of the trek.
  • Drive from Muktinath to Pokhara
  • All National park entry and forest permit fee.
  • Rentals for all common gear provided to you like tent and sleeping bags.
  • Guide and Expertise charges
  • A high altitude medical kit which includes oxygen cylinders, Oxymeters, BP meter and Medicines.

Trip Excludes:

  • 5% GST
  • Flight from Muktinath to Pokhara.
  • Stay in Pokhara on last day.
  • All meals and drinking water for the entire duration of the trek.(Hot water is payable in Nepal) 
  • Rentals for personal gear (You are expected to get your own personal gear – Refer the things to get)
  • Flight/train till Pokhra.
  • Buffer day charges.
  • Backpack offloading charges. You are expected to carry your own backpack. Trekkers unable to do so can opt for a porterage service accordingly.

We recommend each trekker take his/her individual travel insurance from India (own country) itself. The travel insurance in Nepal is very expensive. To be on a safer side and for a strong mind set, having an individual travel insurance that covers medical emergencies is recommended specially when one undertakes outdoor expeditions such as trekking and mountaineering.

Yes, If you're flying into Nepal you need a passport to show at the airport in Nepal

Please note, Nepal does not accept Aadhar card or Indian Driving License as a valid identification document. Nepal only accepts Indian Voter's Id as valid identification document.

You can arrive in Pokhara on day1 till 5 pm (latest) and leave from Pokhara on last Day (after considering buffer day) by noon (12pm)

We will be staying at tea houses for the entire duration of the trek. Some tea houses will have two-in-a-room accommodation, and as we go higher, due to space constraints, it may be three to four trekkers in one room.

The tea houses will have indian style washrooms on shared basis (no attached washrooms with rooms).

Yes, the tea houses will have electric points to charge your phones and cams. Some tea houses charge for the usage of electric points for charging. This will be an additional cost borne by the trekker.

No, the tea houses will not have heating facilities. For sleeping, the tea houses have blankets which serve well for keeping warm.

Yes, most of the tea houses in Nepal do have Wifi. In some tea houses it is paid and in some it is free of cost. You will find a Wifi connection at most places in Nepal.

Yes. Indian currency in the form of 100 rupee and 500 rupee notes works in Nepal. You will have SBI ATMs in Nepal

Pokhara - Budget hotel - Hotel Serenity (not great on service) cost for one night 1600-1800NPR.;;; Medium range hotel - Hotel Eternity cost for one night 2000-2500NPR.;;; Comfortable stay - Hotel Clock cost 2500+ NPR.;;; All the costs are inclusive of breakfast.;;; All these hotels are near lakeside Pokhara

On a trek one is expected to carry your own backpack. Trekkers unable to do so can opt for a porterage service accordingly. The charges for this are 1000 INR per day per bag