Our version of the Annapurna Circuit route
Annapurna Circuit map
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu Day 2: Drive to Ngadi Day 3: Drive to Ngadi, trek to Chame (5-6 hr) Day 4: Trek to Manang (5-6 hr) Day 5: Roundtrip hike to Kicho Tal (5-6 hr) Day 6: Acclimatisation day Day 7: Trek to Yak Kharka (5-6 hr) Day 8: Trek to Thorung Phedi (4-5 hr) Day 9: Trek to Ranipauwa via Thorung La (6-7 hr), then drive to Jomsom Day 10: Fly to Pokhara (20 min), explore city Day 11: Fly to Kathmandu (30 min), explore city Day 12: Departure day
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
You can expect to hear both Nepali and Nepal Bhasa spoken in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Drive to Ngadi
Drive time: 8-9 hr Lunch stop: Besisahar Overnight: Ngadi
Drive to Ngadi
Day 3: Drive to Bagarchhap, trek to Chame
Bagarchhap elevation: 2,160 m / 7,086 ft Chame elevation: 2,650 m / 8,694 ft Trek distance: 13.5 km / 8.5 mi Trek time: 5-6 hr Lunch stop: Bagarchhap Overnight: Chame
Day 4: Trek to Manang
Chame elevation: 2,650 m / 8,694 ft Manang elevation: 3,519 m / 11,545 ft Trek distance: 19 km / 12 mi Trek time: 5-6 hr Lunch stop: Manang Overnight: Manang
Day 5: Hike to Kicho Tal and back
Start 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 Lunch: Packed lunch Overnight: Manang
Day 6: Visit Himalayan Rescue Association Clinic
Lunch: Manang Overnight: Manang
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 Lunch stop: Yak Kharka 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 Lunch stop: Thorung Phedi Overnight: Thorung Phedi
Day 9: Trek to Ranipauwa via Thorung La, drive to Jomsom
Thorung Phedi elevation: 4,540 m / 14,895 ft Thorung La elevation: 5,416 m / 17,769 ft Ranipauwa elevation: 3,700 m / 12,140 ft Trek distance: 13 km / 8 mi Trek time: 6-7 hr Lunch: Packed lunch Overnight: Jomsom
This trip was an amazing insight into the culture and landscape of the Annapurna region - with the added physical challenge of crossing Thorung La!
Drive to Jomson
Day 10: Fly to Pokhara, explore the city
Flight time: 20 min Lunch: Pokhara 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 11: 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 12: Depart Nepal
Popular trekking months
November is a great trekking month in Annapurna as the rains are gone and the views are sharp.