12 days Annapurna Circuit Trekking

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1 Pax. US$ 1380 P/P
2-4 Pax. US$ 1360 P/P
5-7 Pax. US$ 1340 P/P
8-10 Pax. US$ 1312 P/P
11-14 Pax. US$ 1282 P/P
Over 15 Pax. US$ 1250 P/P
Trip Duration 12 Days
Nature of Trip Trekking
Maximum Altitude 5416m
Difficulty Grade Adventurous
Start & End Point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Best Seasons Mar-June, Sep-Dec
Meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Transportation Jeep
Accommodation Hotel

12 days Annapurna Circuit Trekking

  • We have been sharing our experience since 1992 with Annapurna Circuit Trekking.
  • Thorong La Pass (5416 m) (Highest pass in the world 12 days)
  • Local culture of Manang and Surroundings.
  • Rivers, Waterfalls, Glaciers, and Gorges
  • The Shangri-La Valley.
  • Century-old Monastery along the Annapurna Circuit Nepal trail
  • Hindu temples and Buddhist monasteries are together.
  • Natural Hot Springs for Bath

Overview of 12 days Annapurna Circuit Trekking

  • 12 days Annapurna Circuit Trekking is Nepal’s most alluring detour. It is one of the classical trekking routes. Since the Nepal trekking industry’s inception, the route has been attracting trekkers from across the globe.
  • Diversity in natural and cultural attractions makes it the most worthwhile trekking trail.
  • Explore an entire Trek to Annapurna circuit in one trip in 2024 and 2025. We are more than happy to provide excellent service.
  • Moreover, the course offers wilderness adventure to artistic grandeur at its best. The trail has different names. Some call it the Annapurna Round Trek, and some call it the Thorong-La Pass Trek. Whichever name they use, the route is a jewel of the Nepal Trekking Industry.

Overview of Annapurna Circuit Trek Nepal.

We’ll begin the trekking at Dharapani. After the construction of the hilly road, the lengths of the Annapurna Circuit Trek have shortened. Therefore, the classical trailhead is no longer needed. The jeep can go up to Manang as well.

There is a high risk of altitude sickness if we start the Trek from Manang. We will walk through Chame and Pisang villages for two days to reach Manang Village. Similarly, The Gurung community mainly habituates along the village.

Trekkers must stay two nights in the Manang as one day is stipulated for acclimatization.

On the seventh day of the Trek, trekkers will head to Yak Kharka. The place has pleasant grassy meadows. The landscape is fantastic.

Get great pictures. If you want to go to Tilicho Lake, this is the place from where the trekkers take a different route. Check out our Tilicho Lake trek package for more information about this trekking section.

The trekking continues to Thorong Phedi or High Camp before the crossing of Thorong La Pass. The trekking guide or leader will decide whether to stay at High Camp or Phedi according to your physical condition.

Thorong Phedi is 4500 meters from Sea level, but the high command is 4800 meters high. If your situation is perfect, we suggest you stay overnight at High Camp. It allows you to cross the Thorong La Pass more comfortably than traveling from Phedi.

Thorong La Pass (5416 Meters) 

The ninth day of the Trekking is the most daunting. Trekkers will be crossing the longest pass in the world. Early in the morning, the walking starts. From the top of the key, you can get the striking scenery of mountains as far as Mt. Manaslu.

The Annapurna Mountain range looks splendid from the top of the pass. However, in almost every trekking trail of the Annapurna region, one can see the content superbly. The joy of beholding the snowy mountains of the range from the top of Thorong La Pass is exemplary.

The trail to the top of the pass is through the narrow valleys from the High Camp. On the right side of the course, you can get the best view of Thorong Peak (6144 m) from sea level.

The hardships endured during the ascent will vanish. The cool breeze of fresh mountain air kisses us. A sense of achievement overpowers us. It is indeed the most iconic moment of this trekking.

Itinerary of 12 days Annapurna Circuit Trekking

The itinerary of the 12 days around Annapurna trek starts from the International Airport of Nepal. We don’t mind to pick up at the Airport. Please let us know.

The full, detailed 12-day itinerary of Annapurna Circuit Trekking is clickable below. Please follow the given links for every day-by-day trekking with superb views of the Annapurna Himalayas range, including pictures of every camp. Please let us know if you want to make a shorter or longer itinerary around Annapurna Trekking. We will send you a detailed itinerary according to your holidays in Nepal.

Similarly, Around Annapurna Trekking is an adventurous destination in Nepal; the best trekking seasons are from March to June and September to December. You are heading by jeep for the first part and Plane at the end of your trekking. There are charming and comfortable tea houses/guest houses along the way. You can get internet at every lodge while trekking in Annapurna Circuit.

Please note: your trekking starts on day two and ends on day twelve at Pokhara.


Day:01 Pick up at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Overnight at Hotel

Car 15 minutes
Overnight Kathmandu
Food Breakfast
Accommodation Hotel

Welcome to Nepal. The airport representative of our company will receive you at the international airport and transfer you to the hotel by private vehicle. You will get a short briefing about the programming in the following days. Overnight at the hotel.

Note: You will enter the Nepal airport if you want a Nepali phone SIM card and money exchange.

Trivhuban- airport
The Airport in Kathmandu.

Day:02 Jeep drive to Chame, O/N Hotel

Jeep 8 Hours
Overnight Cheme
Food Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation Guest house

You will  Bus drive to Cheme at 7:00 AM, have lunch at the Beshishahar, and change into a public Jeep to Cheme on the gravel road. Overnight at the Cheme.

Note: We’ll provide a luxury jeep to Cheme direct from Kathmandu on request only.

Jeep to Dharapani
Jeep to Cheme, Manang

Day:03 Trek to Pisang, O/N Guest House

Hiking 4 hours
Overnight Pisang
Food Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation Hotel

Have a warm breakfast at the Chame, and continue the trek to Pisang. It will take 5 hours, including a short break and lunch. The trekking trail is through the pine forest and Apple garden.

The first part is hiking through a small hamlet and barley fields, but the last part is walking through the animal greasing ground; you can have lunch at the Dhukur Pokhara and continue towards Pisang village. It is a small village with hotels—overnights at the Hotel.

Pisang Village in Manang
Pisang Village in Manang, Annapurna

Day:04 Trek to Manang, O/N Hotel

Hiking 5 hours
Overnight Pissang
Food Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation Hotel

Breakfast at the Pisang Hotel and continue towards Manang via Hungdey airport.

It is a beautiful village, from where you can see the Annapurna Himalayan range, and the trekking trail is almost flat.

There is a seasonable airport that doesn’t have planes every day, especially for charter flights.

You can often see the allot mani walls, beautiful monastery, and Annapurna Himalayan along the trails. It takes about 4 to 5 hours from Pisang to Manang.

You can have lunch at the Manang as well. Overnight at the Manang.

Manang village trekking
Manang Village Trekking Photo

Day:05 Acclimatization in Manang, O/N Hotel

Hiking 4 hours
Overnight Manang
Food Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation Hotel

Manang village is already 3400 Meters from Sea level, but you need to hike more than 2,000 meters soon.

It is necessary to have acclimatization at Manang because of the altitude. Just have breakfast at the Hotel, hike up to 500 Meters higher than Manang after breakfast, and return to the Hotel for lunch.

You will have two benefits: the best altitude and views of Mt. Annapurna II, III, Lamjung Himal, Mt. Gangapurna, glaciers, and a Lake. You will have a free day and overnight at the Hotel.

Manang village Trek Photo
Manang village trekking

Day:06 Trek to Yak Kharka, O/N Hotel

Hiking 5 hours
Overnight Yak kharka
Food Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation Hotel

Have Breakfast at the Hotel in Manang, and start to trek the Yakharka.

The trial is lovely; you may have beautiful views of Mount Gangapurna, Annapurna III, and surrounding peaks. It is moderate.

But Lunch and camp will be at the same place. You walk through small bushes and some tea shops and cross simple suspension bridges.

But you will have the chance to see wild animals as well. Have Lunch at the yak Kharka, a free day after Lunch, and overnight at the Guesthouse.

Bridge in Yak kharka
Bridge in Yakl kharka, Annapurna

Day:07 Trek to Thorung Phedi, O/N Hotel

Hiking 3 hours
Overnight Thorung Phedi
Food Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation Hotel

Have Breakfast at the Guest House and continue the trek to Throng Phedi.

It will take 3 hours; the trail between Yak Kharka and Throng Phedi is easy. Cross the bridge right after the yak Kharka and continue walking through the small path to Phedi.

You should watch up while walking if there are animals or not because the rocks can drop down over your head. Have lunch at the Phedi, a free day, and Overnight at the Guesthouse.

Note: If you are feeling well, you may continue the hike to hike camp after lunch; you can consult your guide according to your situation.

Hotel of Throng Phedi
Lodge in Throng Phedi, Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Day:08 Trek to Muktinath, O/N Hotel

Hiking 10 hours
Overnight Muktinath
Food Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation Hotel

Yes, it is a big day today; you need to climb more than 1600 meters and descend another 1600 Meters.

It would help if you had a penalty for drinking water, power bars, cashew nuts, walnuts, and other nuts.

It takes around 3 to 4 hours to get to the top of the Trekking ( Through-La). It is 5416 meters. Have a cup of tea on the top and decent to Muktinath.

You can have lunch on the other side of the Through-La and continue the trek to Muktinath. You can have the chance to explore the Muktinath temple at the same time.

There are miracle-burning lamps on the water. Overnight at the Ranipauwa, Muktinath.

Throng L apass
The top of Throng La passes Trekking Photo.

Day:09 Jeep/ bus to Tatopani, O/N Hotel

Bus 3 hours
Overnight Tatopani
Food Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation Hotel

Have breakfast at the Hotel and a bus driver to Tatopani. Check in to the Hotel and have lunch. It will take a 3-hour bus journey from Muktinath to Tatopani. ( Natural Hot spring)

You can have a bath in a natural hot spring; two different natural hot spring pools are 52 degrees Celsius hot.

People mixed clean cold water into the pool through the plastic pipe and enjoyed the hot spring for a full day and overnight at Hotelotel.

Options: We can provide you with plane tickets to Pokhara. From Jomsom, but please let’s find out before your trip booking.

Hot Spring Pool
Natural Hot Spring Pool, Tatopani

Day:10 Drive to Pokhara, O/N Hotel

Jeep 5 Hours
Overnight Pokhara
Food Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation Hotel

Have a warm breakfast at the Hotel and catch a jeep or bus to drive into the Pokhara. Check-in at the Hotel and go out to have lunch. Lunch will be in front of the Phewa Lake.

Trekking is over. Your trekking crew will be driven to Kathmandu on the same day. You’ll be overnight at the Pokhara.

Pokhara Hotel
Overnight in Pokhara Hotel

Day:11 Flight to Kathmandu, O/N hotel

Flight 20 minutes
Overnight Kathmandu
Food Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation Hotel/Resort

Option 1

Today, breakfast and Lunch will be on the way to Kathmandu. We leave the Hotel at 6:15 AM and go to the tourist bus station. The Bus leaves at 7:00 AM from Tourist Bus Park to Kathmandu. It takes 5/6 hours, including a break for breakfast and Lunch—overnight in Kathmandu Hotel.

  • Option 2
  • From Pokhara to Kathmandu by car, then it will take 4/5 hours.
  • Option 3
  • Fly From Pokhara to Kathmandu is also possible. It will take only 20 minutes. It would help if you let us know earlier.
Airport in Pokhara
Pokhara airport

Note: If you would like to go to Kathmandu by Plane, it is just 20 minutes to get into Kathmandu by plane. If you want to take a plane,  please inform us in advance; otherwise, it is hard to get the tickets.


Day:12 Transfer to Airport by vehicle

Car 15 Minutes
Overnight Kathmandu
Food Breakfast
Accommodation No

Have breakfast at the Hotel and transfer to the international airport by car. If you leave in the evening from Nepal, The Hotel’s check-out time will be Noon.

Airport of Kathmandu
Departure airport


What's Included?

  • International airport picks up and drops by private car /van/bus.
  • Complete the package trip with three-time meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) and Accommodations during the trekking.
  • From Kathmandu to Beshishahar by Bus.
  • From Beshishahar to Dharapani by sharing a jeep. ( we are providing a direct Jeep from Kathmandu on your request only.)
  • From Pokhara to Kathmandu, flight tickets (options)
  • Government-licensed, experienced English-speaking Guide.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, and equipment for the guide
  • Annapurna conservation permits
  • TIMS Permits
  • Nepal government taxes.
  • Per person, one trekking map
  • Down Jackets (Returnable)
  • Sleeping Bag (Returnable)
  • Hiking pole (Returnable)

What's Excluded?

  • Hard and soft drinks.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Pokhara and Kathmandu.
  • Temple and monastery entrance fee and donation
  • The rest of the expenses are not mentioned in Price Includes.

Essential Information - 12 days Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Best Season for the Annapurna circuit trekking trip to Nepal.

Nepal experiences spring, summer/Monsoon, autumn, and winter seasons. Excessive rainfall during the monsoon season makes the trail muddy and slippery. Moreover, the view is also not clear.

Similarly, the winter season is frigid, and snowfall makes walking harder. The visibility is significantly less, and the Annapurna Circuit Trek is worse during these two seasons. Therefore, we recommend you avoid trekking.

For the best experiences, plan your trekking in the months of spring and autumn season. The clear sky, no rainfall, and no snowfall make it easier for the trekkers to traverse the trail. However, some people love challenges.

We can operate trips in Monsoon too. All you need to have is willpower. The Boundless Adventure Treks & Expeditions will handle planning and ground management.

Additional trekking trails

The Annapurna Circuit Trek route can be extended further by adding various destinations. Trekkers can choose to explore hidden villages like Nar and Phu. However, you will have to take particular restricted area permits.

Tilicho Lake is another iconic destination. You can trek to the lake from Manang and rejoin the circuit trek route at Yak Kharka. Relish the chance to be at the shores of the world’s highest-situated lake. You can choose to avoid the crossing of Thorong La Pass as well. Instead of the pass, cross the Meso Kanta La Pass. Trekkers reach the Jomsom.

You can head to Upper Mustang as well. Like Nar Phu Trekking, the Upper Mustang trip requires a special permit. The Upper Mustang Trekking starts from either Muktinath or Kagbeni. Contact Boundless Adventure now to explore the Upper Mustang. You must complete some formalities before heading to the forbidden kingdom of Nepal.
Please note: Soprohibited has prohibited destinations with single permits in Nepal.

Annapurna Anticlockwise Trekking

The classical route of the Annapurna Circuit Trek is from the Besisahar sector. However, some people also prefer to cross the Thorong La Pass from the Muktinath region. The biggest hurdle or challenge in doing anticlockwise trekking is altitude sickness. While trekking from Lamjung, trekkers get enough time for acclimatization.

From the Muktinath trailhead, trekkers might not get enough time to adjust to the altitude. Trekkers start the journey from Pokhara either by flight or by road. They reach the Muktinath area. The change in altitude is substantial. Pokhara’s altitude is 900 m, and Muktinath’s is about 3800 m from sea level.

Don’t forget to grasp as much memory as possible. On the other side of the pass is the sacred place for Hindus, the Muktinath Temple.

Muktinath Temple & Eternal Flame

The temple is of Lord Vishnu and has 108 holy taps and two bathing ponds. All your sins will be washed away by bathing in those taps and dipping into the ponds. The monastery presents next to the temple has an eternal flame. It is so fascinating to observe these heavenly creations. No wonder some people believe that gods and goddesses live in these places. It indeed feels like it.

Hinduism has gods and goddesses in different forms. People believe that god resides in every particle of this earth. Moreover, according to the Hindu Scriptures, Lord Vishnu resides in the form of fossils (Shaligram).

On the banks of the Kaligandaki River, tremamethysta is a plethora of these fossil remains. Many Indian Travelers gather these fossils back home as replicas of Lord Vishnu. Regardless of their religious belief, Trekkers can collect these sacred fossils from the surroundings of the Muktinath Temple.

The trekking scenery slightly changes from Muktinath to Tatopani (Naturally Hot spring). Instead, we took Viagra to Tatopani village via Jomsom and Marpha. Dip into the natural hot water springs and wash away all the pain endured while walking so far.

Also, gear up for the uphill trekking to Ghorepani the next day. The scent of the rhododendron and magnolia trees motivates trekkers to climb to Ghorepani. Enticing sunrise view from Poon Hill the following day enthralls. Bask in the warmth of the first ray of sun coming out of the lofty Himalayas.

Bask because you have completed Nepal’s diverse and alluring trekking detour. The final day’s walking is mostly downhill and flats up to Nayapul via Birethanti.

The itinerary of Annapurna Circuit Trek is customizable. Therefore, contact our travel planners if you want to change your plans. Boundless Adventure is always open to creating the trekker’s choice type of trip.

What makes Trekking interesting?

Nepal’s Annapurna Region is the home of wonders in the Annapurna Conservation Area. The region tops the chart for a mesmerizing holiday destination, the lofty mountains or the deepest valleys. The trail, which encompasses almost every part of the region except the Annapurna Base Camp, is always unique.

Crossing the longest passes to cleanse the spirit by visiting sacred monasteries and temples entices trekkers. Moreover, the journey from 1300 m to 5416 m in about two weeks of walking unravels the mythic enchantment of Mother Nature.
Witness three of the world’s top ten mountains and some iconic peaks. The mountains seen on the Annapurna Circuit Trekking trails are as follows:

  • Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m)
  • Mt. Annapurna I (8,091m)
  • Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m)
  • Mt. Annapurna II (7,937 m.)
  • Mt. Annapurna III (7,555m)
  • Mt. Annapurna IV (7,525m)
  • Mt. Annapurna South (7,219m)
  • Mt. Nilgiri north (7,041m)
  • Mt. Machhapuchhare (6,998m)
  • Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441m)
  • Mt. Lamjung Himal (6,986m)
  • Climbing Tilicho Peak (7134m)

Besides mountains and hills, the Annapurna Circuit Trekking also offers the sociological traditions of the Himalayas—similarly, cultures pillars of Nepalese culture. Yes, the number of trekking days is more extended.

Travel Insurance

Unforeseen incidents are bound to happen within two weeks of the journey. Trekking in the Annapurna Himalayas is unlike a leisurely walk in the park. Therefore, we anticipate incidents like AMS, floods, illness, avalanches, and landslides. To tackle these situations, you need to have Travel Insurance. Insurance is mandatory for any adventure activity in Nepal.

The policy of Insurance must include medical expenses and emergency evacuation by helicopter. The means of transportation are either by walking or by air. Trekkers must leave a copy of the Travel Insurance in the office of  Boundless Adventure. In emergencies, the office will use the policy to make arrangements for rescue.


Almost every commercial trekking route in Nepal has teahouses or lodges. Trekkers need to share the room on a twin-sharing basis. However, in some places and during peak season, they may have to spend overnight in the dining hall. These lodges on the trail have basic amenities. The attached bathroom is also available in a few places only. Don’t expect extreme luxury lodges along the Trek trail.

Foods along the 12 days Around the Annapurna Trek.

Regarding the food menu items in the Annapurna Circuit Trek route, restaurants or tea houses are highly elaborated. You can get Western and local delicacies food every single day. The number of items on the menu is higher at low-altitude places. However, as you gain altitude, the food items on the menu start to get limited. While trekking, avoiding too many caffeinated food items and alcohol is wise. Ask for healthy foods. Follow the lead of the trekking guide.

Trekking with local – Boundless Adventure specials

Boundless Adventure Treks & Expeditions believes in providing authentic experiences. Therefore, we deploy the local guide and porters. It helps in building authenticity and also contributes to society. Tourism is the source of income for the people around the Annapurna. As a part of our CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, this way of operating a trip helps build trust with the people.

We train our trip crew members during the off-season. They participate in workshops and teaching seminars on hospitality, language, and eco-friendly measures. Sustainable tourism is our goal.

The Around Annapurna Trekking is fascinating in the Annapurna conservation area. The detour endows a sense of refreshment. Get away from the daily drabness. Contact the travel planners of Boundless Adventure! State your requirements to us. We can talk about the Annapurna Circuit Trek itinerary as per your needs.

How can I prepare myself physically before Annapurna circuit trekking?

We always suggest suggestions; you should have some trekking and hiking experience in your country even though you don’t have such high altitude mountaion.

Walking in high-altitude places demands more physical fitness. The most daunting days in this trekking are the 8th, 9th, and 11th. The trail is uphill and has to traverse at less oxygen level.

Do some cardiovascular exercises before trekking. Prepare your body for 7 – 8 hours of continuous walking. Evening walks, cycling, light gym work, and good food habits will help you overcome the hurdles. Eat, drink, and sleep well. Get the whole-body check-up before embarking on the trekking journey. Consult your doctors.

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Most Asked Questions by Travellers

Boundless Adventure is the best trekking company in Kathmandu, Nepal. Because we are the best service provider, guarantee trips, 68% Repeated & Recommended Clients and profanation guides and porters.

Yes, The Annapurna circuit trekking is still good unless a short trip compared to the last couple of years ago.

Usually, it takes twenty-one days to trek from Kathmandu to Kathmandu in the end, but it won’t be longer than a week.

The Annapurna circuit trekking is moderated trekking trail in the Annapurna region due to the highest Pass (Throng La pass 5416 meters) in Annapurna.

Annapurna Circuit trekking costs US$ 50/- per day per person without a guide and trekking permits.

Yes, you may, but you must have trekking and TIMS permits from Kathmandu.

Yes, there is no problem at all, but you should have an idea about the altitude.

Yes, you may go to the Annapurna circuit trekking without a guide, but it will be at your own risk. Who will look after you during the trekking?

You don’t have to train for the Annapurna Circuit trekking Because you should start your trekking from Besishahar and continue trek to throungLa pass and trek to Birethanti via Jomsom, Marpha village, Tatopani, and Ghorepani.

If you have time, it would be better for 21 days, if not two weeks, still not enough time them you may go to Manang by Jeep and trek to Jomsom, it will take less than a week.

No doubt, it is safe to trek even if you are traveling solo with family and friends.

Many different viewpoints are still among them; Pisang, Humde airport, Manang, Tenki Manang, and Yakhkarka are the best viewpoints of the Annapurna Circuit trekking.

People used horses, Jeeps, a Helicopter, and a Plane to Manang. Yes, there are Humde airports in Manang. You may go to Manang by Jeep and Helicopter every day, but the plane goes once a week.

The Throung La pass is the highest place on the Annapurna Circuit trek. It is 5416 meters high from sea level.

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