Annapurna Circuit Trekking - 12 Days

At a Glance
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Duration12 Days
Trip GradeStrenuous
Maximum Altitude5,416m at Thorong La Pass
Group Size2-10
Travel StyleTrek
Best TimeSpring & Autumn

Known for its breathtaking landscapes, Himalayan panorama, and dramatic deep canyons, the Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of those classic adventures that will leave you awe-inspired for sure. The journey that whirls around the tenth highest mountain in the world, Mt. Annapurna, follows comparatively isolated mountain routes offering the best tranquil nature and is among one of the most popular trekking destinations in the world.

Once, it was a forbidden land governed by Khampa guerrillas from Tibet, which became accessible in Nepal for outsiders only after 1977. Therefore, in the initial days, the Annapurna Circuit Expedition used to commence from Dhumre, taking 20 to more days. Our 12-day Annapurna Circuit Trek can be called the mini version of it because it does not miss any highlights of the Annapurna Trekking region.

As an ancient territory operated by Khampas from Tibet, during the journey to the Annapurna Circuit Trek, one will get to learn the enriching Tibetan way of life deeply ingrained in the Manang and Mustang valleys, which also has a slim chance of encountering rare and endangered blue sheep and snow leopards in Yak Kharka.

Hence, the Annapurna Circuit voyage is mostly preferred by every trekker who desires to take on daring expeditions in the Nepalese Himalayan region while relishing the varied topography, climatic zones, Himalayan culture, and scenery. In addition to the fascinating panorama mostly dominated by the seventh and tenth tallest peaks in the world, Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m) and Mt. Annapurna (8,061 m),

Therefore, the 12-day tour to the Annapurna Circuit is worth the challenge, promising you the discovery of hidden mountain life that fills and contents the hearts of each trekker while the Himalayas come alive in full glory on overcoming the major challenge of the high altitude in the Thorong La Pass at 5,416m. 


  • Extraordinarily beautiful drive from Kathmandu to Jagat and Pokhara back to Kathmandu.
  • Traverse through the beautiful traditional villages of the Marshyangdi River valley.
  • Watch the spellbinding Gangpapurna Glacier and lakes from the village of Manang.
  • Walk through the scenic and serene yak pasture land.
  • Cross one of the most exciting and rewarding mountain passes in Annapurna Nepal's Himalayas, called Thorong La Pass (5,416m).
  • Seek blessing in the sacred temple of Muktinath with 108 forever-flowing stone sprouts and an eternal flame.
  • Explore the rich natural diversity of the Annapurna Conservation Area, passing by several enticing forests of oak, rhododendron, and pine.
  • Enjoy the warm hospitality of the Himalayan locals, such as Gurung, Magar, and Thakali, and their ethnic rural lifestyle.
  • Roam around the ultimate tranquility of the Jomsom, known for its apple orchids.
  • Incredible flight or drive from Jomsom to Pokhara.
  • Stroll around the tourist paradise of Nepal, Pokhara.
  • The timeless beauty of magnificent Annapurna and its ranges, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Thorong Peak, Nilgiri, Chulu East and West, and many more.

What to expect at the Annapurna Circuit Expedition?

The Annapurna Circuit Expedition is a well-known trekking route in Nepal that provides a wide array of experiences, scenery, and engrossing cultural exchange that grants you the heavenly sight of the surrounding Himalayan peaks, some belonging to the list of the top ten eight-thousanders in the world, such as Mt. Annapurna (8,091m), the tenth tallest peak in the world, and Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), the seventh largest summit globally.

The journey offers a variety of viewpoints and perspectives to admire stunning peaks, passing by several traditional villages, gompas, and landscapes. Basically, you can expect: 

Sweeping views of the Himalayas

If the Annapurna Circuit stands out for one precise reason, it would definitely be the panoramic views of the Himalayan giants from several trailheads, which are the Annapurna massif: Annapurna I (8,091 m/26,545 ft), Annapurna II (7,937 m/26,040 ft), Annapurna III (7,555 m/24,787 ft), and Annapurna IV (7,525 m/24,688 ft), along with: 

  • Dhaulagiri I (8,167 m/26,795 ft)
  • Dhaulagiri II, III, IV, and V
  • Machapuchare (6,993 m/22,943 ft)
  • Nilgiri North (7,061 m/23,166 ft)
  • Gangapurna (7,455 m/24,457 ft)
  • Tilicho Peak (7,134 m/23,406 ft)
  • Hiunchuli (6,441 m/21,132 ft)
  • Manaslu (8,163 m/26,781 ft)
  • Lamjung Himal (6,931 m/22,736 ft) 

Some of these peaks look more striking and closer to the Thorong La Pass, gratifying the whole challenging journey to the high mountain pass.

Rich cultural encounter during the Annapurna Circuit round-up trek 

The Annapurna circuit area is home to various ethnic communities in Nepal. The low reaches are often dominated by Gurung settlements such as Nayapul and Chhomrong, including the Magar people known for their unique culture, traditional dance, and music, along with the distinctive architectural Tibetan-style houses.

As you progress forward along the trail, you will be blown away by the cultural treasure of the Annapurna region in Jomsom and Muktinath, which is primarily inhabited by Thakali people who possess distinctive costumes, art, and cuisines. Most of the locals are guided by Hinduism and Buddhism, as showcased by several ancient monasteries, prayer wheels, typical Mani walls, and Buddhist scriptures amidst prayer flags.

Therefore, along the trip to the Annapurna Circuit, you will be enjoying the enriching cultural experience while stopping by various tea houses, local lodges, monasteries, and temples opened and managed as well as preserved by the Himalayan natives while you immerse yourself in the interaction with them where our Sherpa guides fill the communication gap.

Learn about acute mountain sickness in the Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA)

Acute mountain sickness is a real deal on higher Himalayan expeditions such as the Annapurna Circuit. Usually, our Sherpa guides are well-trained and knowledgeable about the symptoms, prevention, and way of dealing with them and will be briefing you along the way.

However, if you want more all-inclusive detailing of acute mountain sickness or altitude sickness, the Himalayan Rescue Association is a must-visit, which offers medical aid in emergencies and advocates for trekkers’ and climbers' safety throughout the Himalayan area.

The occurrence of mountain sickness is normal when people climb high altitudes too quickly without proper acclimatization, which tends to be a serious hazard when not taken care of. This includes symptoms such as unusual fatigue, nausea, dizziness, slow or fast breathing, problems sleeping, etc.

Therefore, we insist that you visit one of the Himalayan Rescue Associations (HRAs) present in the Annapurna region before hitting the high pass, such as Thorong La, on the sixth day, where a walk here is likely to help you adapt to the Himalayan atmosphere as well.

Braga Monastery and Lifestyle of Monks

Braga is considered the largest monastery in the Annapurna region, lying nearby the classic route to the Annapurna Circuit Trek. It is believed to have a history dating back numerous centuries, known for its exotic architecture, intricate metalwork, and woodwork, as well as the collection of several religiously significant artifacts.

The monastery is home to monks practicing Vajrayana Buddhism, where you can see them reciting ancient scriptures or performing daily rituals and prayers in front of impressive idols or thangkas (Buddhist paintings) of Buddhist deities. Furthermore, the whole village named after the monastery also allows you to experience the customs of the Manangi people, acknowledged for their rich cultural legacy and kind demeanor.

Though you will be making a quick pass by this naturally and religiously significant monument of the Annapurna Conservation Area in our 12-day Annapurna Circuit Trip, you are free to explore the area on the day allocated for acclimatization the next day as an optional side hike, where you are likely to find the life of monks inspirational for sure.

Scenic landscapes of the Annapurna region

Nepal’s Annapurna region is renowned for its marvelous and diverse scenery. Hiking among the several routes to explore the region, such as the Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 10 Days provides you with a varied range of natural characteristics, such as terraced fields, lush subtropical woods in the lower region, alpine meadows in the middle region, and high-altitude desert lands in the Annapurna upper Himalayas.

It will be an amazing visual experience while you venture through the woods of oak, rhododendron, pine, and maple in the spring, presented with a blazing gaze of snowy mountains, culturally and naturally profound valleys, as well as charming settlements of some of the classy Himalayan indigenous people.

Awesome side trip to Parken Gompa

Elevated at 3,945 m/11,466 ft above Manang, Parken Gompa is one of the most spectacular places in Nepal and offers broad views of the tall Himalayan peaks, including Annapurna II, Trake Kang, and Gangapurna.

Hidden on a mountain wall, Parken Gompa is a secluded holy Buddhist stupa where one can be enlightened by the Buddhist monks. A visit here is most likely to reduce the chances of acute mountain sickness while crossing Thorong La Pass.

Locals believe donating or offering anything before you begin an exhilarating climb shields you from harm. Therefore, with Ammonite Adventure & Treks Pvt. Ltd., you can hike up to this religiously and naturally magnificent gompa as suggested by the mountain guide that day during our 12-day Annapurna Circuit Traverse.

Conquer the challenging Thorong La Pass

Located 5,416m above sea level in the central part of the Annapurna Circuit trekking trail that connects the Manang district to the east with the Mustang district to the west is Thorong La Pass.

Although crossing the Thorong La Pass is a very difficult and physically laborious part of the Annapurna Circuit Pilgrimage, it is one of the trek’s major highlights and rewards you with exceptionally mind-blowing mountain vistas and scenery that is worth each effort.

Seek blessing in the serene and spiritual ambiance of Muktinath Temple 

At the bottom of Thorong La Pass, in the lap of the Annapurna ranges, lies one of the most sacred Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage sites, called Muktinath Temple, which is around 3,800 m tall and is considered the area of liberation, or Mukti Kshetra.

The location of the temple is tranquil and packed with spiritual energy, surrounded by breathtaking vistas, making it an ideal destination for reflection and introspection. Therefore, trekking to Muktinath itself is a spiritual finding of yourself, which is more extraordinary when combined with the Annapurna Circuit.

The whole experience is enhanced by a sense of pilgrimage brought about by the physical strain and jaw-dropping scenery that takes you past historic monasteries, lovely dwellings, and gorgeous natural amphitheaters.

According to Hindu mythology, the 108 stone sprouts of the shrine of Muktinath have karma-cleansing divine powers that can offer you good fortune alongside the ever-burning flame and hence observe a significant number of Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims throughout India, Nepal, and around the globe.

Itinerary for the Annapurna Circuit Trek

The circuit trek starts from Jagat after a picturesque drive from Kathmandu, passing by Dharapani, Chame, and Manang, following the Marsyandghi River Valley, which will host you for a night each day. The Annapurna Circuit Package's map section provides an overview of the route you will take.

In Manang, you will be relishing the acclimatization day, where you will be presented with several optional side trips to Parken Gompa, Braga Monastery, or a visit to the Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) to be more enlightened on the possible outcome of acute mountain sickness (AMS) and ways to handle it.

It can also be called the preparation day before crossing the physically laborious Thorong La Pass and making a way through its base, known as Thorong Phedi after Yak Kharka from Manang. Though the trek to reach the pass is a comparatively strenuous part of the overall Annapurna Circuit Journey, it is one of the most favorite sections preferred by every adventurer, with obvious reasoning.

The views are magnificent, be it the glory of the peaks standing tall above all or the valleys below, alongside the scenic glaciers descending to the holy Hindu and Buddhist temple of Muktinath in the mythical location of the Annapurna region. Taking a bath in the continuously flowing 108 sprouts here is believed to end the karmic life cycle of a human, which is not necessary unless and until you are a person with a belief in Hinduism or Buddhism.

From Muktinath, you will move forward to explore the valley famous for its apple orchids, Jomsom, through lush rhododendrons, birch, and magnolia. After a fruitful day in Jomsom, you will drive or fly back to Pokhara, which awaits a new adventure with its infamous activities such as boating, kayaking, canoeing, and many more.

The 12-day Annapurna Circuit Trek itinerary concludes with a drive back to Kathmandu, with equally mesmerizing scenarios tracing the bank of the Trishuli River while you move farther from the mountain vistas that are visible till you leave Nepal.

Cost for Annapurna Circuit Hike

The standard 12-day Annapurna Circuit Trek cost is USD 1175 per person, and you can get a discount based on the size of your group with Ammonite Adventure & Treks Pvt. Ltd. For somebody who is completely new to Nepal and looking forward to hiking one of the most popular and physically demanding Annapurna Circuits, our package cost includes the most essential travel and trekking logistics.

The expense of absolute necessities such as food, accommodation, guides, and the cost of trekking permits and transportation used en route are also taken care of by the 12-day cost of the Annapurna Circuit voyage; hence, we believe it is one of the most cost-effective methods for a safe, successful, and satisfying adventure in the Himalayas of Nepal, where we will take care of your needs when you enjoy the raw Himalayan beauty, nature, and culture to the fullest.


The first day of the trek begins early when you set out for the starting point, Jagat, by traveling from Kathmandu on a local bus. The first section of the road is indeed asphalt, while you enjoy the scenic surroundings along the bank of Trishuli Khola and later on the Marsyangdi River on the off-road.

Upon reaching Besisahar, you will change the four-wheeler into a jeep until you arrive at Jagat to spend the night, which gives an instant insight into the lives of rural people and their swanky culture and costumes as they make their way through several tiny towns, terraced farmlands, and stunning vistas of Ganesh Himal and Mt. Manaslu.

Max. Altitude: 1,400mMeal: Breakfast-Lunch-DinnerAccommodation: Local tea house or lodge

After a long-hour drive from the previous day, today you will hike through the Marsyangdi River on the steep ascent to Tal, in closer proximity to the Manang trekking region. The trekking trail of the day has numerous waterfalls, sandy beaches, and spectacular natural views, making it a pleasant ramble of 5–6 hours.

Upon reaching one of the largest communities of the Manang Valley in Kodo, you will cross the Suspension Bridge to call it a day at Dharapani, past the barely cultivated rice and potato fields

Max. Altitude: 1,860m / 6,200ftMeal: Breakfast-Lunch-DinnerAccommodation: Local tea house or lodge

The third day of the Annapurna Circuit Trek starts with passing by the narrow fields of Dharapani, entering the forest of pine, fir, maple, and oak, and moving along the river of Marsyangdi, upholding the sight of Mt. Annapurna I and II beside Lamjung Himal. 

Baggarchhap is another notable village to come across, festooned by colorful prayer flags, usually with the fragmented smell of burning incense, eventually leading to the gateway to the Manang district, Chame making a way by the Danaque and several Tamang settlements, which are often referred to as Bhote.

Max. Altitude: 2,610m /8,890ftMeal: Breakfast-Lunch-DinnerAccommodation: Local tea house or lodge

Following breakfast in the morning, you will head to Pisang through a small and steep valley, watching the Lamjung Himal and Pisang Peak greet us from Paungda Danda as you pass by a massive apple orchid with the final glimpse of the previous mountain.

From here, the trekking trail drops significantly to the valley of Manang at the destination of the day, Pisang, to spend the night

Max. Altitude: 3,115m / 10,200ftMeal: Breakfast-Lunch-DinnerAccommodation: Local tea house or lodge

It is a comparatively strenuous trek day when you will climb the ridge with excellent views of Tilicho Peak and the Manang Valley below. Leaving it behind, you will descend past the airport of Humde (3,320 m), from where the views of Annapurna III and IV get more expansive along with the plains of the Sabje Khola Valleys.

The route of the day is lined up with ancient Buddhist monasteries to keep you company when the air gets drier, colder, and more abrasive, posing you an opportunity to learn about Buddhist culture and teachings, especially Barge Monastery, and lastly, making a final ascent at the tourist market of Manang.

Max. Altitude: 3,540m / 11,300ftMeal: Breakfast-Lunch-DinnerAccommodation: Local tea house or lodge

It is an interesting and crucial day to wander around the famous Manang Valley to recuperate and acclimatize before crossing the Thorong La High Pass. There are several optional side hikes that you can do, including overpassing the river to look at the enchanting icefalls and glaciers.

For proper acclimatization, we suggest you take an ascending hike to Parken Gompa and later on a visit to the Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) to gain more comprehensive knowledge related to acute mountain sickness (AMS), balancing the intriguing and enlightening aspects of the overall journey.

Max. Altitude: 3,540m / 11,300ft/ 3,945m at Parken GompaMeal: Breakfast-Lunch-DinnerAccommodation: Local tea house or lodge

Now, you will proceed from Manang by taking a path making its way to Yak Kharka by the town of Gunsang, which has more exclusive views of mountains all day long. It is a short hike but can be tiresome due to the high altitude.

A slight difficulty breathing is normal; however, if it gets severe, one must not ignore the symptoms of altitude or mountain sickness.

Max. Altitude: 4,050m / 14,275ftMeal: Breakfast-Lunch-DinnerAccommodation: Local tea house or lodge

The journey of the day is to the base of Thorong La Pass with a gentle climb up to a ridge from Yak Kharka, which then descends to the headwaters of the Marsyangdi rivers. Following a brief climb on the right side of the bank of the river, you will take a narrow path across the rugged slope to arrive at Thorong Phedi.

The verdant lowlands contrast significantly with the barren and untamed Thorong Phedi, along with the soaring Himalayan giants.

Max. Altitude: 4,525m / 14,525ftMeal: Breakfast-Lunch-DinnerAccommodation: Local tea house or lodge

The much-awaited remarkable day is finally here when you will set out early in the morning to reach Thorong La Pass (5,416m) along a steep but well-traversed trail that begins becoming less steep over time.

On a four-hour continuous walk, the prayer flags and chhortens will be visible, denoting the arrival at the notorious pass with an incredible sight of the brown and purple hills of Mustang, the snow-covered mountains above, and the head of the Kali Gandaki Valley along with its hamlets.

Next, you will descend to Muktinath, a holy Hindu and Buddhist shrine with breathtaking views of Dhaulagiri, which is revered by Buddhists as Chumigh Gyatsa, or Hundred Waters in Tibetan, where you can see 108 stone sprouts flowing from the Kali Gandaki River with the never-dimming eternal flame blazing for more than two centuries.

Max. Altitude: 5,416m / 17,756ftMeal: Breakfast-Lunch-DinnerAccommodation: Local tea house or lodge

It is the last day of hiking, which begins with a breakfast at the lodge after taking blessings at Muktinath temple. Then, you will be journeying down the lovely Kali Gandaki Gorge, going through arid regions whose climate and geography resemble those of Tibet.

The trail of the day winds through some of the world’s deepest gorges and canyons, with a notable descent to the rustic village of Kagbeni, noted for Tibetan architecture, after making a path through the incredibly charming Tibetan settlements of Khingar and Jharkot, all heading forward to the apple orchard of Jomsom to spend the night.

Max. Altitude: 3,760m / 12,623ftMeal: Breakfast-Lunch-DinnerAccommodation: Local tea house or lodge

On the eleventh day, you will officially leave the Annapurna Conservation Area for yet another tourist hub in Nepal, the hustling and bustling city of Pokhara, watched over by the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.

After checking into the three-star hotel near the lakeside, you can take a quick nap, hang out with your teammates in your spare time, or enjoy drinking with live music.

Max. Altitude: 2,743 mMeal: BreakfastAccommodation: Three-Star-Hotel

The 12-day Annapurna Circuit Trek Package comes to an end today. At 7 a.m., you will board a tourist bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu, passing by many cities, hills, farmed terraces, and stunning scenery along the mesmerizing riverbanks of the Marsyangdi and Trishuli rivers.

As today marks the conclusion of your Annapurna Circuit Voyage with Ammonite Adventure & Treks Pvt. Ltd., we will be treating you to a farewell supper in the evening and rest at the three-star hotel. Thank you!

Max. Altitude: 1,400 mMeal: Complimentary dinnerAccommodation: Three-Star-Hotel
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Trip Service Details
  • Three-star hotel throughout your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara. 
  • Comfortable tea houses and local lodges during your trek days to the Annapurna Circuit. 
  • Local bus, private jeep, or car fare is used en route.
  • Domestic flight fee to and from Jomsom. 
  • All three hearty meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout the trek days. 
  • Fluently English-speaking Government-authorized professional trekking guide and map.
  • Insurance for all the Nepalese staff & porter including necessary trekking equipment and gear. 
  • Garbage deposit and other necessary fees.
  • Obligatory permits to enter the Annapurna trekking region of Nepal including the TIMS card and ACAP.
  • International flight tickets. 
  • Travel insurance for clients that must provide high-altitude coverage in case of a medical emergency or any other unforeseen circumstances and accidents.
  • Lunch, dinner, and extra-night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, snacks, personal shopping, phone calls, internet data, or souvenirs. 
  • Porter can carry a maximum weight of shared 25 kg between two trekkers.
  • Hardworking Guide and Porter Trek Tips are much appreciated.
Dates & Availability
Starts:July 29, 2024Ends:August 09, 2024
Additional Info

Types of food and accommodation in the Annapurna Circuit

In the Annapurna region, the teahouse trekking style is prevalent, where travelers and trekkers stay in local guesthouses or lodges run by native people, where they also serve meals. You will be able to find a variety of foods and varying-quality accommodations along the trail, most of which come with a common bedroom and bathroom shared between two.

Usually, the menu consists of Dal Bhat, an everyday Nepalese meal that comes with lentil soup (dal), rice (Bhat), seasonal vegetables, pickles, and sometimes meat, momos, noodles, pasta, curry, vegetarian and non-vegetarian soup, bread and pastries, hot drinks, etc.

The teahouses are simply furnished yet convenient enough to have a good sleep, which provides you with bedding, and they may be facilitated with hot showers for an additional fee, which is the same for electricity, wifi, and heating systems.

When is the best time for a round tour of the Annapurna Circuit?

The spring, spanning from March to May, and autumn (September to November) are the unrivaled iconic times to do a round trip of the Annapurna circuit. Throughout these months, the weather for hiking is most favorable, with mild temperatures, clear skies, and drop-dead views of the Himalayan giants.

The optimal months for the Annapurna Circuit expedition, however, are early October through December, March, and May. Therefore, with the right hiking gear, the Annapurna Circuit Trek is for every season! Pack what is necessary—not too little, not too much.

What are the difficulties of the Annapurna Circuit Trek?

A popular trekking route in Nepal’s Annapurna region, the Annapurna Circuit hike offers a lovely and enjoyable walk, where high altitude is one of the major challenges faced by trekkers.

This adventurous journey begins in subtropical areas of the Annapurna Conservation area and advances quickly, topping 5,416m at Thorong La High Pass through varying elevations, landscapes, and rugged terrains.

As you ascend above 3,000 m, there will be notable thinness in the air where acute mountain sickness can be spotted. Hence, the Annapurna Circuit Trek is considered the moderately strenuous grade C difficulty level Himalayan expedition to add to your bucket list for 2024 and 2025.

Can beginners go to the Annapurna Circuit trekking trail?

Despite being a difficult trip, the Annapurna Circuit is appropriate for novices who are in good physical shape and have the necessary gear. Participating in guided tours helps to improve the whole experience and increases the likelihood of a pleasant and successful Annapurna excursion.

However, you have to make sure the itinerary you have chosen is flexible and has enough days for acclimatization, and that the travel agency you have decided to go with is reliable. If you are trying to decide who to go with, Ammonite Adventure & Treks Pvt. Ltd. is a group of travel, trek, and tour operators in Nepal.

We are one of the most well-versed and reputed travel specialists, catering to the needs of every individual looking forward to enjoying their holiday to the fullest in the Himalayas of Nepal.

Is it necessary to obtain travel insurance for Annapurna Circuit Trek?

Yes, if you are planning to go on an epic odyssey to the Annapurna Circuit or any other remote, mountainous area, getting travel insurance is highly advised, even though it might not be an essential part of the trek.

It does add to the cost of your trip, but it is one hundred percent a wise investment for your safety and well-being, which provides you with a sense of financial security and peace of mind in the face of unforeseen circumstances.

What are the permits required to go trekking to the Annapurna Circuit?

You will specifically need two trekking permits for the Annapurna Circuit voyage. The standard TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card and the Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit (ACAP).

For the TIMS card, citizens from SAARC nations pay USD 10 (about NPR 1200), while the rest of the travelers pay USD 20 each, which is approximately NPR 1,200, which functions similarly for the ACAP as well.

ACAP costs NPR 3,000 for all foreigners, while it costs NPR 1500–2000 for SAARC nationals. We would have already gotten our hands on these permits for you to trek the Annapurna Circuit with Ammonite Adventure & Treks Pvt. Ltd.


The crossing of the high pass, Thorong La, at 5,416 m is one of the noteworthy differences between the Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Base Camp Trek, as the trekking route to the base of Annapurna I (8,091 m) does not necessarily go up to cross this specific mountain pass.

Tips are much expected from guides and porters, which is also a kind gesture to express your gratitude to the true heroes of the Himalayas who supported you throughout the journey, lessening the burdens for you.

The duration of the Annapurna Circuit expedition varies based on the precise path followed, the hiker's speed, acclimatization days, and the starting and ending points of the route, which usually covers 160–230 km (100–145 miles) on an average of 18–21 days.

However, with Ammonite Adventure & Treks Pvt. Ltd., you can complete the Annapurna Circuit Trek in a period of 12 days, which is the most cost-effective and time-effective method to see and feel the Annapurna region briefly.

Both the Everest Base Camp and the Annapurna Circuit are considered to be fairly strenuous trekking trails in Nepal. However, due to the comparatively higher altitude of the Everest Base Camp, larger area, and lodging options, the expedition is said to be more difficult.

While the Annapurna trekking route in Nepal does accept hard currency, including Indian rupees, it is advisable to carry some local money on hand to cover any other additional costs in need.