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Annapurna Circuit trip itinerary
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
You can expect to hear both Nepali and Nepal Bhasa spoken in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Drive to Jagat via Besisahar
Drive time: 8-9 hr Lunch stop: Town of Besisahar Overnight: Village of Jagat
Day 3: Drive to Lower Pisang, walk to Upper Pisang
Lower Pisang elevation: 3,200 m / 10,499 ft Overnight: Upper Pisang Upper Pisang elevation: 3,300 m / 10,827 ft
Day 4: Trek to Manang via Nyawal
Upper Pisang elevation: 3,300 m / 10,827 ft Trek distance: 16 km / 10 mi Trek time: 5-6 hr Nyawal elevation: 3,650 m / 11,975 ft Overnight: Manang Manang elevation: 3,519 m / 11,545 ft
Day 5: Roundtrip hike to Kicho Tal
Manang elevation: 3,519 m / 11,545 ft Kicho Tal elevation: 4,620 m / 15,157 ft Hike distance: 3.5 km / 2 mi Hike time: 5-6 hr Overnight: Manang
Day 6: Roundtrip hike to Gangapurna Lake
A hike to Gangapurna Lake. Visiting the Himalayan Rescue Association.
Gangapurna Lake hike
Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) Nepal
Day 7: Trek to Yak Kharka
Manang elevation: 3,519 m / 11,545 ft Yak Kharka elevation: 4,018 m / 13,182 ft Trek distance: 10 km / 6 mi Trek time: 5-6 hr Overnight: Yak Kharka
Day 8: Trek to Thorung Phedi
Yak Kharka elevation: 4,018 m / 13,182 ft Thorung Phedi elevation: 4,540 m / 14,895 ft Trek distance: 7 km / 4 mi Trek time: 4-5 hr Overnight: Thorung Phedi
Day 9: Trek to Ranipauwa via Thorung La
Thorung Phedi elevation: 4,540 m / 14,895 ft Trek distance: 13 km / 8 mi Trek time: 6-7 hr Thorung La elevation: 5,416 m / 17,769 ft Overnight: Ranipauwa Ranipauwa elevation: 3,700 m / 12,140 ft
This trip was an amazing insight into the culture and landscape of the Annapurna region - with the added physical challenge of crossing Thorung La!
Day 10: Drive to Jomsom via Kagbeni
Drive to Jomson
Day 11: Fly to Pokhara, explore the city
Flight time: 20 min Overnight: Pokhara
Given the height of the mountains, our flight threads through the gorge, with mountains towering above the small airplane on each side.
Day 12: Fly to Kathmandu, explore the city
Flight duration: 30 min Overnight: Thamel The recently renovated and beautiful Garden of Dreams , an historic garden built in 1920 that is 250 m from the hotel and has an entrance fee of just Rs 200 (€1.62) Kathmandu Durbar Square , a UNESCO World Heritage site that is located in front of the old royal palace and is just 1.6 km from the hotel The ancient Swayambhunath temple complex , with its famous gold-topped stupa, which is 2.4 km from the hotel and has an entrance fee of Rs 200
Day 13: Depart Nepal
Popular trekking months
November is a great trekking month in Annapurna as the rains are gone and the views are sharp.