Annapurna Circuit Trekking-18 Days

  • Duration 18 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Start/End Kathmandu
  • Style Loadge/Tea House
  • Group Size 2+
  • Max Altitude 5416 m
  • Best Time March to May and Sep to Dec
All Inclusive PriceUS $1599US $1699
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  • Enjoy walks in the top adventurous and attractive long-distance hiking destination in the world.
  • The incredible diversity in height, climate, plants, sceneries, culture, and population
  • A wide range of biodiversity from subtropical to frigid climates
  • Alpine highlands range from low-warm to cooler to remorseless sheets of ice and glaciers.
  • A scenic adventure around the North and South Annapurna Himalaya
  • Stunning landscapes of snow-capped mountains from the tall and scenic Thorong-La
  • Explore beautiful breathtaking villages while experiencing the coexistence of different civilizations.

An Advantage of Booking a Trip with a Trekking Planner Inc.

  • Private vehicles pick up and drop off passengers at all airports.
  • First-aid kit box.
  • Trekking Planner Inc's down jackets, t-shirt, and cap, if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (you should have insurance for emergency evacuation, which will be paid for by your travel insurance company).
  • We use an oximeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate, and we provide oxygen.
  • Sim cards are provided by our company for travelers, so there won’t be any networking issues.


Trip Introduction: 18 Days Annapurna Circuit Trekking; Popular Trekking Adventure Of Awe-Inspiring Annapurna Massifs, High Passes, Deepest Gorges, Spiritual Temples, And Refreshing Hot Springs.

The Annapurna Circuit Trekking Tour Journey is a multi-day trekking excursion in the Annapurna region. The goal of this trek is to travel around the Annapurna massifs, cross the Thorang La Pass (5,416m), and stand on the edge of the world's deepest valley (Kali Gandaki Valley). Similarly, you may see the sunrise over the Himalayas from Poon Hill, visit the Muktinath temple, and chill yourself in the Tatopani hot springs.

The Annapurna Circuit Trekking Trail is an excellent start to a diverse landscape with fascinating variations. It's a thrilling trip across the high Himalayan highlands. Throughout the walk, you will be treated to magnificent vistas of some of the world's largest mountains. Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna II (7937 m), Annapurna III (7555 m), Machhapuchhre (6993 m), Manaslu (8156 m), and Dhaulagiri (8176 m) are all part of it.

Crossing the four distant regions of Lamjung, Manang, Mustang, and Myagdi is an incredible and fantastic experience. The Annapurna Circuit Trekking route tour is one of the top trekking journeys in Nepal due to its natural and cultural richness

Annapurna Circuit Trekking 18 Days Journey Starts.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek normally begins in the town of Besishahar, which is located in Nepal's Lamjung District. Besishahar is around a 5–6-hour drive from Kathmandu, Nepal's capital city. The journey is circular in nature, and the endpoint varies depending on the itinerary chosen by trekkers. Traditionally, the journey concludes in Nayapul or Phedi, both of which are located in Nepal's Kaski District. Trekkers can then take a vehicle back to Pokhara, a popular lakeside city that serves as a gateway to the Annapurna region.

However, instead of Nayapul or Phedi, you might end the trek in Jomsom. Jomsom is a town in Nepal's Mustang District with an airport that allows trekkers to fly back to Pokhara or even Kathmandu if wanted.

The exact starting and ending places may vary based on travelers' preferences and the length of their walk. You can consult with Trekking Planner INC (us) to design the itinerary and choose the best beginning and ending sites based on your interests and time limits.

Is Annapurna Circuit Trekking Right Choice for You?

Firstly, the Annapurna Circuit trek is moderately hard trek which can be completed by travelers depending on their fitness, experience, and skill and ability level. If you have done trekking in some other region of Nepal like Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking, Makalu Base Camp trekking and so on then you may trek this region without any difficulty.

The Annapurna Circuit is about the altitude of 5160m, there will high chance of altitude sickness to the first climber or beginner, so Trekking Planner INC recommend that it is not suitable trek for the beginner.

Here are some things to think about while choosing whether the Annapurna Circuit Trekking is good for you:

  • Fitness Level: This is the most important point that you need to be conscious, for trekking toward Annapurna Circuit trekking your body need to be fit and fine. You should be aware that you are not much lazy and you need to train your body before trekking if you are beginner. You can reduce you fat either by involving in outdoor activities or by doing cardio or and yoga. Maintaining your diet can also help to make your body fit and fine.
  • Altitude sickness: When you are trekking in Annapurna, you may suffer from altitude sickness. So we highly recommend you to acclimatize yourself properly before your trekking toward Annapurna.

If you are aware of these two main points then you can travel to Annapurna without any hesitation.

According to the reviews of our previous travelers who travel to Annapurna Circuit Trek with Trekking Planner INC, the trekking was challenging especially reaching to Thorang, however; it was memorable, interesting as well as heart touching for them. Many of them told that reaching to the Annapurna and observing the scenic view make them peace and calm.

As a result, those people who want to feel the nature by standing infront of it, want to observe the snow-capped peak live by their own eyes and want to chill infront of the beautiful scenery of Himalayas the Annapurna Circuit Trek is the best choice of them.

How to Prepare yourself before Trekking Towards Annapurna?

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is a challenging trek, so it is essential to prepare before trekking. Here are the following tips for preparation before the Annapurna Circuit Trek:
Consult with Trekking Planner Inc. about the packages and discount offer for the trek towards Annapurna.

  • Gather information about the environment, weather conditions, society, culture, and tradition before traveling towards the Annapurna Circuit.
  • You can consult Trekking Planner Inc. for the itinerary of the Annapurna Circuit trek and follow the itinerary that the company has provided.
  • Don’t forget to appoint a well-experienced guide; if you have heavy bags, then you can appoint a potter too.
  • You are highly recommended to take sanitation and hygiene items such as hand sanitizer, toilet paper, a towel, wet face wipes, etc. because in some regions of Annapurna these items might not be available.
  • Women travelers should check their period calendar and bring sanitary pads, as health posts and pharmacies are barely available when you ascend to higher altitudes.
  • Make sure to manage sleeping bags, down jackets, and blankets. Trekking Planner Inc. can provide you with these items for rent if you require them.
  • Don’t forget to carry a little money with you so that you can use it in an emergency.

What is the Best Season for Annapurna Circuit Trek?

The famous season for trekking towards Annapurna region is during spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November).

Talking to the spring season, due to warm day, cool night and mild weather, people usually visit Annapurna this season. Rhododendron trees in blossom along the trail, enhancing the scenery with vivid colors. Because of the great visibility, trekkers can take in the expansive mountain vistas. However, there may be chance of rainfall due to which the scenic view of mountain be get covered by cloud too.

Another most reliable season for trekking towards Annapurna is autumn season because of stable weather with clear skies and mild temperature. We can see greenery with the spectacular views of mountain, landscape as well the small village around Annapurna. Autumn is also a popular period for Nepalese festivals like Dashain and Tihar, which provide cultural experiences along the trekking path.

Season that you should not attain Annapurna Circuit Trek.

December until February is supposed to be the most challenging season for trekking towards Annapurna as the due to cold season. There will be lofty possibility of snowfall. However there will be fewer crowds, you might not get proper service from lodges. Due to cloudy weather the solar panel will not get charged besides, generator will also not work well due to cold season which results, lack of electricity as well as internet facilities.

June to August season is also another worst season for Annapurna Circuit Trekking due to heavy rainfall and slippery land. There is high chance of avalanche during this season which may take life of travelers too. The trials are muddy, slippery and unpleasant due to dim scenic view of the beautiful nature.

Local Culture and Tradition that Exist in Annapurna.

The Annapurna region is rich in Himalayan cultural heritage. Many locals with different mother tongue, ethnics group and different religions can be found here.

Out of those, one of the mostly abundant cultures is The Gurung Culture. It is the major ethnic group in this region. Gurung are known by their hospitality. They suppose their guest as a god and treat them like their own family. Besides, their culture is distinguished by traditional clothing, music, dance, and religious practices, and you may have the opportunity to witness traditional dances such as the Maruni and Rodhi Ghar, as well as taste their local food, which frequently includes dal Bhat (lentil soup with rice) and Momo (dumplings).

Thakali culture is also one of the important cultures in this region. They are mostly found around the villages of Jomsom and Marpha. They have their popular dish called Thakali Khana which include rice or and dhindo with dal, vegetable, pickle, as well as meat of snow goat and ghee (dairy item). Additionally, they serve thukpa (noodle soup) and apple pie to. They have similar culture as that of Tibetan.   

The Manangba culture is found at upper region of Manang. They have strong bond with Tibetan Buddhism from which they are influenced. The village of Manang is a prominent cultural hub, featuring ancient monasteries, prayer wheels, and traditional stone houses.

Also, Local craftsmen manufacturing traditional handicrafts like as hand-woven textiles, woolen items, and metal crafts can be found along the walking path. These products frequently represent regional cultural motifs and designs. While trekking towards Annapurna region you can observe and get pleasure from these prestigious cultures.

Toilet and sanitation facilities during 18 Days Trek toward Annapurna Circuit Trek.

Due to lack of development towards the region of Annapurna, the toilet facilities are not modern type everywhere. You might not get western toilet facilities, instead squat toilet are available. In some rural area you may get pit toilet as well. In many guest houses cold water is available for shower, however if you want hot shower they will charge for it.

Some of the materials like hand sanitizer, sanitary pad, biodegradable soap, towel, toilet paper etc are barely found in this region so it will be better for you to bring your toilet paper, hand sanitizer by yourselves. It is highly recommended to bring extra sanitary pad for women travelers. If you get periods while travelling health post may not be available everywhere so it’s better to bring sanitary pad with you.

Electricity, Charging and Internet facilities During 18 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek.

As Annapurna is a rural area so there is not availability of electricity. Though, generators and solar panel are available in guesthouse, sometime the generators may not work efficiently due to cold weather. Regarding solar panel some day may be cloudy day so solar panel might not get fully charged. As a result electricity might cut out at any time. So it is highly recommended for you to bring torch light also power bank so that you can charge your mobile phone and camera at anytime.

Regarding the internet facilities, due to instability of electricity breakage, internet may also not available all day and night. So you can consult Trekking Planner INC, to provide local SIM to activate your data package for internet.

Why to travel with Trekking Planner INC?

Trekking Planner INC is one of the trusted and reputed private company. Trekking Planner INC gives welcome as well as farewell dinner to their new guest or travelers.  Trekking Planner INC. is a highly regarded and experienced trekking company with over two decades of experience in the Nepali trekking sector. It can provide you socialized, well-experienced and hospitable guide along with potter as per your wish with reasonable price.  Furthermore, you can get affordable package for your trekking. Trekking planner not only provide you guide but also provide lots of knowledge regarding the history, environment, culture, diversification of the region that you are going to visit.

Altitude, its impact, prevention and its treatment during Annapurna Circuit trek.

The elevation of Annapurna circuit trek ranges from 760 meters to 5416 meters. Due to the high altitude, travelers may suffer from altitude sickness. Mostly the people who are suffering from cardio vascular diseases, old guy may suffer from altitude sickness. Actually altitude sickness is the conditions in which people get suffocate when they are ascending to high altitude.  

To prevent from altitude sickness, trekkers should acclimatize themselves before any trip. Acclimatization is the process to adapting the new environment. It can be practiced by travelling in other region having similar weather but lower altitude, by doing exercise especially yoga and meditation.

If you get suffered from altitude sickness while trekking then the following main tips you can follow:

  • Give some rest to your body and drink some energy drinks and mild water.
  • Descend slowly towards lower altitude.
  • Drink enough soup to get hydrated.
  • If you start getting suffocation tell you guide about it so that they may help you in that situation.


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You will be picked up and welcomed by our airport representative and transferred to your hotel for check in. Once you are in the hotel room your entire day is meant for rest and relaxation. 

Later in the evening you will be introduced to your trekking leader and support staff giving you the details of the trek in brief. Finally you can either enjoy your stay at the hotel or take a leisurely stroll to get the feel of the surroundings. Overnight at the Hotel.

    After good nights much needed rest we get up early in the morning. After taking a quick breakfast we then board a private vehicle to get our sightseeing tour underway. Today we will visit some various UNESCO listed world heritage sites. First up on the list is the Pashupatinath Temple.

    It is one of the most significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world, located on the banks of the Bagmati River. The temple is strictly open for Hindu religious followers only. Majority of its holy activities takes place on its eastern banks of the Bagmati River. It is a square two-tiered pagoda temple built on a single-tier plinth which is famous all over the world.

    Next we visit the Boudhanath Stupa. Boudhananath is one of the holiest Buddhist sites built in the 5th century. The four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha signify eternal watch over the people and their doings. You will find the Buddhist pilgrims going round the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.

    We than visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square to get a closer look at the popular five-storied temple of Nyatapola, Bhairavnath temple, Dattatraya temple, and Palace of 55 windows.  Spending a good time in exploring the fascinating place we return back to our hotel. In the evening a welcome dinner is hosted in your honour along with some light cultural programs for your entertainment. Overnight at the hotel.

      Leaving Kathmandu behind we begin our journey with an early morning drive from Kathmandu to reach our destined place called Jagat. The trek journey moves ahead keeping to the main Kathmandu and Pokhara highway past many farm villages and towns. 

      The route than diverts from Dumre town leaving the main road and enters Lamjung district towards the Besisar headquarters. Continuing the trail we follow the Masrsyangdi River to reach at Syange and then make an ideal ascent towards the Jagat village. Overnight at a lodge.

        We are in for a nice morning walk in Jagat that takes us through to the nice farm village with many good lodges. It takes us high above Marsyangdi River with gradual ascent towards the Chamje village which is known for its Buddhism culture and practices. A walk ahead from here leads us towards a crossover bridge for making it to the river to reach at Tal Besi. 

        This is the point from where we enter into the Manang district. Making a descend down with a series of  ups and down based trail we reach Dharapani, An exciting colourful village known for its cool temperatures and confluence of Annapurna and Manaslu circuits. Overnight at a lodge.

          Today we leave Dharapani behind and take to the North West direction under the cooler alpine forest filled with blue pines, rhododendron and fir trees. The route here reaches us to a place called Bagarchap and Danque villages filled with an array of apple orchards. 

          The views of Annapurna, Lamjung and Manaslu Himalaya are refreshing to watch. Keeping these iconic mountain ranges in our sight we make a climb to reach Timang a large village of Magar, Gurung and Manang highlanders. From here few hours walk takes at Chame which is a large, major town of the Manang district. Overnight at a lodge.

            We start the day from the older part of Chame and continue walking through to the nice alpine forests of rhododendron and pine trees. After crossing forests on a levelled path we reach Brathang and after a while cross back to the south bank of Marsyangdi river. 

            Then we make a climb over a ridge and take a much needed meal at Dukuri Pokhari. Then making a careful descend we reach to the lower Pisang village. Overnight at a lodge.

              It is said that Pisang is the gateway to the upper region of Manang. The trek is all about staggering views of Annapurna II and III, Gangapurna Chulu’s and Pisang peak.We meet a Tibetan-styled village named Braga where houses are stacked upon each other forming balconies with each other’s rooftops. 

              The highlight of the trek is a Gompa, the largest in the village and perched high with beautiful views of the entire village. As we move further the walk leads to Hongde village, from here tree lines give way to cold, dry arctic climate. Finally we reach Manang and spend the night there at 3540 meter. Overnight at a lodge

                While it is our intention to adhere to the Annapurna Circuit Trekking route as described. Our itineraries are updated regularly throughout the year based on customer feedback and to reflect the current situation in each destination. The information may be subjected to changes or differ from when you first booked your trip. It is important that you review this information prior to travel so that you have the latest updates. Due to weather, local conditions, transport schedules, public holidays, or other factors, further changes may be necessary to your itinerary once in-country. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary seasonally to ensure our travelers have the best experience. Your tour leader will keep you up to date with any such changes once on tour.

                Cost Details


                • All airport pick up drop by private vehicle (for both international and domestic flights).
                • Welcome dinner in an authentic restaurant.
                • Twin/double sharing accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu.
                • Twin/double sharing accommodation with breakfast in Pokhara.
                • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with private vehicle (Entrance fees extra).
                • Kathmandu to Jagat via Beshi Shar, Muktinath to Tatopani by public bus, Nayapul to Pokhara by private vehicle and Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus.
                • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card).
                • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
                • 02 guest to 01 porter with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation and equipment.
                • We provide an assistant guide his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance walking with group to support where necessary as per the group size.
                • Twin/double sheaing lodge accommodation in the mountain during the trekking.
                • Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch and dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
                • safe drinking water and first add kit box.
                • Trekking Planner Inc’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
                • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company).
                • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.
                • Pokhara to Nayapul to Pokhara by private vehicle.
                • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary.
                • One-hour complimentary spa/massage in Kathmandu after trek.


                • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos).
                • All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight).
                • Lunch and Dinner  in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
                • Personal  travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation.
                • In case of extra more night accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary.
                • Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc).
                •  The Tips to the trekking crews and drive.
                • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control.

                Essential Info


                • Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We provide one complimentary Trekking Planner  Inc's duffel bag that is to be returned after the trip).
                • Day pack.
                • Trekking shoes.
                • Sports shoes or sandals.
                • Sun Hat/cap.
                • Warm woolen cap.
                • Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket.
                • Waterproof Gore-Tex layer.
                • Pullover or warm sweeter.
                • Raincoat.
                • 4/5 pairs of good quality socks.
                • Hand gloves.
                • 2/3 pairs of trekking trousers.
                • 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts.
                • 3/4 pairs of underwear (non cotton preferred).
                • Sun glasses.
                • Water bottle.
                • 4 season sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it. It is to be returned after the trip).
                •  Flash or Torch light.
                • Camera and batteries.

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