Annapurna circuit trek to Mustang via Thorong La pass Nepal

Annapurna circuit trek to Mustang via Thorong La pass Nepal 20 Days US$1575

About Annapurna circuit trek Nepal

Annapurna circuit trek is essentially tailor made for those who wish to savor the real taste of adventure on scenic alpine environment and on the lap of high altitude passes. You will be passing through four regions during this trek Lamjung, Manang, Mustang, Myagdi and Kaski. This trek will take you along entire Annapurna massif passing through the world’s deepest gorge Kaligandaki.

Annapurna circuit trekking is a unique and rewarding experience for those who want to explore the rich cultural heritage and breathtaking landscape of Manang and Mustang. It is an opportunity to step back in time and experience the ancient traditions and customs of the people of Mustang & manang district of Nepal. So, if you are up for the challenge, pack your bags and embark on this incredible adventure.

Trip Fact


Annapurna, Nepal


20 Days


Moderate to fairly challenging

Group Size

Min 2 to Max 10 Persons

Max altitude

Thorong La 5416 m pass

Best time

March to May & Sept to Dec


Trekking & Sightseeing


Tea houses / Lodges / Hotels


3 Meals a day (BLD)


Drive & Hiking

Start from

Kathmandu to Bhulbhule

End at

Nayapul - Pokhara

Annapurna circuit trek overview

Annapurna circuit trek route is a marvelous place to visit, explore the mystical natural setting concealed on the heart of the most celebrated region of Nepal. Hiking in Annapurna circuit is an adventurous trek. It takes 15 to 21 days from Kathmandu to the stopover in Pokhara.

In fact, the total length of the route varies quite often depending upon your transportation choice. Tea houses or lodges facilities are available along the trail. Annapurna circuit trek via Thorong La pass Nepal

Hiking to annapurna circuit provides an opportunity to explore local culture and tradition. You will encounter people from different ethnic backgrounds, including Gurung, Thakali, and Manangi, who have their own unique customs and traditions. You will have a chance to interact with the locals, learn about their way of life.

Annapurna circuit trek is quite exciting when it come mesmerizing landscapes, stunning waterfalls, fresh air, challenging track, high cliffs, thick forest, rural village life and high mountains etc. Usually, the Annapurna circuit trek is wandered in anti-clock direction triggering from Besisahar and ending at Nayapul. Counter clockwise is easier than the clockwise direction that is why most of the people prefer this route.

You will be treated with the stunning panorama of Himalayan peaks on the way which includes Annapurna I-IV, Annapurna South, Chulu west, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhare, Gangapurna etc. Mount Annapurna circuit trek to Mustang via Thorong La pass to Explore incredible Manang to Mustang Nepal. So get ready to relish the unbeatable natural and cultural ambience of Annapurna trek region with the aroma of immense adventure all around. You will just need to aspire to embark on with some physical well-being; the rest will be the concern of ours.

Do you know “when can you hike the Annapurna circuit”, the months of spring and autumn are the best time to go for classic Annapurna circuit trek. During this marvelous journey you will familiar “how high is the pass on the Annapurna circuit” and scale its 5416 meters. Himalayan scenery and cultural diversity make this one of the best treks in Nepal. Exhilarating Annapurna circuit covers the major attractions of Manang, Mustang & Myagdi districts including biggest pass & deepest gorge of the world.

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Annapurna circuit trek highlights

  • Cross Thorong la pass 5,416 meters / 17,769 feet the widest pass in the world.
  • Discover spectacular views of Annapurna, Thorung peak, Nilgiri, Chulu, Tukuche peak, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and more.
  • Encounter diverse birds, flora and fauna including blue sheep, elusive snow leopards in Annapurna conservation area.
  • Trek through several traditional villages to experience the unique culture and lifestyle of local ethnic people.
  • Traverse through the world’s deepest Kali Gandaki gorge on captivating Annapurna circuit trail.
  • Relax your sore muscles with natural hot springs in Tatopani at Kali Gandaki river bank.
  • Enjoy the great sunrise view from the poon hill over tenth and seventh highest peak of the world.
  • Visit culturally and naturally beautiful of Annapurna region to feel inner peace and soothe your soul.
  • Enjoy magnificent sunrise views from wonderful viewpoint poon hill Nepal Himalayas.
  • Travel around sacred Muktinath temple, Kagbeni, Jomsom, and Marpha villages of lower mustang Nepal.

Annapurna circuit trek itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

After arrival in Kathmandu Airport (TIA) Nepal, our representative will welcome you and transfer to hotel by private vehicle. At hotel he/ she will give short briefing about program agreement and day to day plan. Check into hotel, use free time to take rest, relax and explore around Thamel.

Elevation: 1,400 meters / 4593 feet.

Muktinath to Jomsom journey begin after Muktinath temple exploration at Ranipauwa village in mustang. The distance from Muktinath to Jomsom is about 21 kilometers and possible to go by driving or walking as per preferences. It takes about 1 hour by driving and 5 to 6 hours by walking depend on your pace.
Trail descent from Muktinath towards the Kali Gandaki river crossing Jharkot, Khingar, Kagbeni and Ekle Bhatti villages in Annapurna region of Nepal. This is quite popular route offer stunning views of unique landscape, mountains, including Mount Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and more. Jomsom is famous for its apple orchards and strong winds that blow through Kali Gandaki valley.
After crossing suspension bridges over Kali Gandaki river, ultimately you reach Jomsom, check in hotel either rest, relax or explore around city, museum, apple orchards and interact with local etc. Muktinath to Jomsom trip is an incredible experience in Kali Gandaki valley where you witness the beauty of lower mustang closely.

Today is the final day of the trek, trail descends quite considerably to Nayapal. Nayapul marks the end of an incredible adventure on the Annapurna Circuit trek. Take some time to savor the accomplishment, reminisce about the memories made, and immerse in the beauty of surrounding mountains before heading back to civilization. From the Nayapul group will drive to Pokhara by private vehicle. Nayapul to Pokhara distance is about 45 kilometers / 28 miles. It takes 1.5 to 2 hours to reach lake side Pokhara.

The journey from Pokhara to Kathmandu is one of the most scenic and breathtaking routes in Nepal. The distance between the two cities is approximately 200 kilometers/ 124 miles, and the travel time is around 6-7 hours by road and 25 minute by plane. Keep in mind that the actual travel time may vary depending on the mode of transportation, traffic conditions, and your personal preferences. As soon as reach Kathmandu you will check into hotel, take a rest, spend evening time explore city for souvenirs shopping. Enjoy farewell dinner at evening to celebrate the successful excursion.

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What are included in this package?

  • Airports pick up on your arrival day by private vehicle
  • Drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule by private vehicle
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) 3 cups of hot drink each day on choice
  • Best accommodation at tea houses during Annapurna trek period
  • Professional English speaking guide service trained by government of Nepal
  • Experience trekking staffs (2 guest =1 porter basic) to carry your backpack
  • All necessary paperwork, trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS) and local taxes
  • Private transportation from Nayapul to Pokhara
  • Hotel accommodation in Pokhara for 1 night
  • Travel and rescue arrangements if require


  • Visa fees / international airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Hotel, Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses phone calls, mineral water, bar bills, hot shower, battery recharge, extra porters & gears etc
  • Tips for guides, porters (Tipping are expected but not mandatory)
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Why is Annapurna circuit trek popular?

There are several reasons that make the Annapurna circuit trek popular all over the world. Some of the reasons are Natural and cultural diversity, Thorang la pass (wide and highest pass in the world), Dhaulagiri & Annapurna Massif, Kali Gandaki Gorge, poon hill and most spectacular scenery in the Himalayas. The combination of these factors makes Annapurna Circuit route an attractive hiking destination in the world.

How difficult is the Annapurna Circuit trek?

Annapurna circuit trek is one of the moderate to strenuous hiking in the Himalayas. Its exact difficulty level depends on several factors like fitness level, stamina of hikers, terrain, altitude, weather and individuals experience.

If fact Annapurna circuit is known as less strenuous compared to some other high-altitude treks because of its gradual acclimatization and well-defined trails. This journey provides an opportunity to explore, wide range of ecosystems, climates and remarkable landscapes, including dense forests, terraced fields, alpine meadows, glaciers, lush valleys and high desolate deserts etc.

The zenith of the trek is at Thorang La pass with the elevation of 5416 meters from the sea level. Thorang La is challenging pass and requires a good level of fitness, but the reward is worth the effort. From the top, you can enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayas and the surrounding landscape, which is nothing short of awe-inspiring. It is one of the moderate plus trek of Himalayas.

Where does the Annapurna circuit start and end?

There are several points to start and Annapurna circuit trek Nepal. Classic Annapurna circuit begins from Besisahar, after road construction people start this journey from different places like Khudi, Bhulbhule, Nadi, Dharapani, Chame and Manang as well as per their preferences. classic Annapurna circuit trekking journey end at either Nayapul or Phedi but these days most of the trekkers start from Chame and end at Muktinath Temple of Mustang Nepal. Trek takes through some traditional villages, where hikers can experience the local culture and way of life.

Is the Annapurna circuit trek worth it?

The worth of hiking the Annapurna circuit depends on individual preferences. Generally, it is worthy journey to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and reconnect with nature. Where travelers enjoy the peace, quiet of mountains and breath fresh air. It requires a good level of fitness, preparation, and acclimatization to make this trip worthy.

Is Annapurna circuit harder than Everest base camp?

Annapurna circuit trek is easier then Everest base camp because of its terrain and gradual ascend in altitude.

What level of fitness is needed for Annapurna circuit trekking?

Good level of fitness requires to complete Annapurna circuit trek successfully. This trek takes to experience the different culture and way of life in most remote parts of Nepal.

How to prepare for Annapurna circuit trek Nepal?

Hiking the Annapurna circuit requires planning and preparation to enjoy optimum level. Physical and mental preparation play the great role to enjoy the most stunning scenery in the world. It is important to prepare physically and mentally before embark on this challenge in Himalayas. we advise all to start strength and cardio training at least 3 months in advance, practice walking uphill, stairs with a weighted backpack to simulate the trek conditions.

How many days Annapurna circuit trek take?

Classic Annapurna circuit trek takes 21 days to complete. After road construction, there are 3 different variants available 15, 13 and 10 days’ itinerary to discover Annapurna circuit Nepal. Explorer enhance the itinerary covering either Tilicho lake or Annapurna base camp as well as side trip.

How much does it cost of Annapurna circuit trek package?

Annapurna Circuit trek cost can vary depend on several factors like season, group size, number of days, travel style, transportation etc. Its average cost of full board package starts from US$ 1100 to 2500 per person.

Do you need a guide for Annapurna circuit trek?

Yes, all trekkers need licensed guide to go for Annapurna circuit trek (as per government rule). But many travelers from around the world hiking Annapurna circuit without guide. It is important to have experience guide who can help to navigate the trails and deal with any emergencies that may arise.

What is the highest point of Annapurna circuit?

The Thorong La Pass 5,416 meters / 17,769 feet is the highest point of Annapurna circuit trek journey. Crossing the pass is a challenging and rewarding experience because it is known as one of the highest trekking passes in the world. Thorong La offers panoramic views of high land and surrounding mountains.

How much cash do you need for Annapurna circuit?

Cash you need during Annapurna circuit depends on several factors, if you are planning to travel on budget, without guide then it cost US$ 25 to 30 per day. If you are seeking comfort package with the support of guide and porter, then need to spend US$ 65 to 120 per day.

What are the alternatives to Annapurna circuit trek?

There are many alternatives of Annapurna circuit like Manaslu circuit, Chola pass, Kanchenjunga base camp trek and upper dolpo trek etc. Most of these trip difficult then Annapurna circuit trip.

What mountains are seen on Annapurna circuit trek route?

Annapurna circuit trek follow Marshyangdi and Kaligandaki valley of Nepal, along the way hikers get an opportunity to see the Mount Manaslu (8th highest), Annapurna massif (10th highest) and Mount Dhaulagiri (7th highest) mountains of the world and many other snowcapped peaks of Himalayas.

Which permits are needed for Annapurna circuit trekking?

ACAP and TIMS are essential for Annapurna circuit trekking in the Himalayas. Annapurna Conservation Area permit cost NPR 3000 per person per entry and TIMS 2000 per person. Carry your permits with you / guide at all times while trekking in Nepal.

When is the Annapurna circuit trek best time of the year?

Generally, best time to trek in Annapurna Circuit route is either in spring (March -April – May) or autumn (September-October – November) months. During these months’ weather is usually clear and stable, offering excellent visibility of the stunning landscapes. It is possible to hiking in Annapurna route in monsoon season also.

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