Bharal Adventure
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Annapurna Circuit Trek

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USD $ 1,495 per person

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17 days
Max. Elevation
Group Size
1 - 60 pax

All ground transportation as per itinerary

Best Season
Sept, Oct, Nov, March, April, May
3*** Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara and Lodge / Tea House during the trek
Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara and All meals during the trek
Starts at
Ends at
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Syange/Jagat-Dharapani-Chame-Pisang-Manang-Yak Kharka-Thorong Phedi-Muktinath-Marpha-tatopani-Ghorepani-Nayapul-Pokhara-Kathmandu


  • Fantastic trek into the heart of the Annapurna
  • Visit Poonhill for stunning views of the whole Annapurna Range.
  • Lodge-based trek
  • You can relax in the natural hot spring water at Jhinu Danda while returning back from the Base camp.
  • Get chance to explore Machhapuchhre Base camp (3700 meters) and Annapurna Base camp(4130m)
  • Panoramic view of Annapurna range, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre (fishtail), Barahi sikhar, Singha Chuli from the base camp.
  • Walkthrough the forests of Rhododendron.


Annapurna Circuit Trek is the best detour of Himalayan walking holiday. The trail encompasses popular high pass of Thorong La. So, the well religious destination of Muktinath. The route touches Manaslu Circuit Trekking and Jomsom Muktinath Trekking as well. An exciting journey that takes us around the entire Annapurna massif. This trek gives you the prospect of traversing through the world’s deepest Kali Gandaki gorge, ethnic Tamang and Thakali villages. You can observe the variety of Himalayan flora and fauna. The adventurous crossing of the high altitude pass is known as Thorang La. The mystical visit of the nunnery and temple in Muktinath.

This trek allows us to discover the diverse culture and nature of Annapurna region. Finally this trek takes us to Manang, Jomsom and the Muktinath regions that comprise some of the most popular trekking destinations of the country. Since, It’s an ideal trek for those who want to explore the richness of Annapurna region in detail. Since it’s in terms of cultural, religious or natural diversity of the region. The windiest town of Nepal habituated by the Thakali origin of People is Jomsom. The trip ends at the starting point of Upper Mustang Trekking in Nepal as well.

An idyllic option for spending your long holiday amidst the Himalayas, Annapurna Circuit Trek brings to the experience of traversing through the high and low lands of Annapurna Region in central part of Nepal. If you think this 20 days long trek is too much for you in addition you  can choose from other shorter trekking options for Annapurna Region designed by Bharal Adventure. Therefore, Bharal Adventure assure’s you best hospitality and quality services. Travel with the local experts who are reliable and would be able to make the journey worth. So, Get it now.

Travel insurance is required for all clients taking any trip. It should give enough security for the whole tour, including personal harm, medical expenditures, repatriation fees, helicopter rescue, and luggage loss. Make sure your insurance coverage covers altitudes up to 2500-5000 meters.

Guide and Porter
We give an experienced, competent, and honest guide with strong communication abilities in English to make your trip unforgettable. The guide will give detailed knowledge on the mountains, their history, cultures, traditions, and much more. We will supply one porter for two passengers. The porters are both helpful and powerful, and they can lift up to 25 kg together. After providing the greatest services and working hard in the mountains, guides and porters expect a gratuity from you. Tipping culture is particularly popular in the travel industry.

Altitude Sickness
Altitude sickness, commonly known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), is a pathogenic impact of high altitude on humans induced by acute exposure to low oxygen partial pressure at high altitudes. It is often found over 3000 meters. It appears as a collection of nonspecific symptoms acquired at high altitude or in low air pressure, mimicking "flu, carbon monoxide poisoning, or a hangover". However, most individuals can easily ascend to 3000 meters.

To avoid altitude sickness, ascend gently. Avoiding vigorous exercise, such as skiing or trekking, during the first 24 hours at high altitude, helps to alleviate AMS symptoms. Alcohol and sleeping drugs are respiratory depressants, which impede the acclimatization process and should be avoided. Alcohol also causes dehydration, which exacerbates AMS. Thus, Bharal Adventure strongly advises against consuming alcohol during the first 24-48 hours at a higher altitude. Bharal Adventure guides and porters are well-versed on this issue thanks to their extensive expertise. They are all skilled in basic medical procedures and can undoubtedly assist you.

Primary Symptoms of Altitude Sickness:

    1. Lack of appetite, nausea, or vomiting
    2. Fatigue or weakness
    3. Dizziness or lightheadedness
    4. Swelling of hands, feet, and face
    5. Insomnia
    6. Shortness of breath upon exertion
    7. Nosebleed
    8. Persistent rapid pulse
    9. Drowsiness
    10. General malaise


To avoid altitude sickness, ascend gently. Avoiding vigorous exercise, such as skiing or trekking, during the first 24 hours at high altitude, helps to alleviate AMS symptoms. Alcohol and sleeping drugs are respiratory depressants, which impede the acclimatization process and should be avoided. Alcohol also causes dehydration, which exacerbates AMS. Thus, Marvel Adventure strongly advises against consuming alcohol during the first 24-48 hours at a higher altitude .Bharal Adventure guides and porters are well-versed on this issue thanks to their extensive expertise. They are all skilled in basic medical procedures and can undoubtedly assist you.

Trip Itinerary

A representative from Bharal Adventure will pick up the guests at the airport and escort them to their hotel. They will be explained about the program for their journey, however, no activities are planned for the day. Nevertheless, an evening stroll could be arranged if the guests show an interest.

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3*** Hotel


Welcome Dinner

A guided tour around the historically and spiritually significant landmarks in Kathmandu will be scheduled after breakfast. These landmarks constitutes of Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath – the Monkey Temple, Boudhanath and Kathmandu Durbar Square where you could enjoy the artistic palace, art, culture, paintings and history of ancient medieval Nepal. In the afternoon, pre-trip discussion session will be arranged enabling the interaction between the guests, trek leader and crew members.

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3*** Hotel



Soon after breakfast, we will head on a long drive to Beshisahar from where a local jeep will be hired to take us to Syange. This drive is a tremendous opportunity in understanding the lifestyle, culture and everyday life of the rural people. From Syange starts our trek to Jagat the night will be spent.

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The trail up to Chyamje will be followed as soon as the breakfast ends. Crossing the suspension bridge, the trail is followed uphill through the dense oak forest proceeding further until the emergence of a valley. As we cross Kodo, the ascend to the village of Dharapani begins.

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We begin the trek of the day after breakfast following the trail that descends until reaching the river and continues through a lush forest. Ascending further, we come across a sharp-edged cliff facing the riverbank. On the way, we will see Chyamje with a mesmerizing backdrop of Annapurna mountain range. Crossing a suspension bridge, we climb up a steep trail coming close to Sattale from where we descend to a grassy riverbank leading to Tal. As we walk away from Tal, the path becomes rugged and winding through which we approach steeply-forested village of Karte. We finally reach Dharapani after crossing a suspension bridge.

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Following a steep and narrow path through a dense forest, we will come across a dramatic curved rock face rising 1500m from the river which probably is the steepest part of the Marshyangdi Valley as it is carved into a vertical rock. Passing through this last bit of rock, the valley opens up to majestic views of the Himalayas. At the opening of the valley, Paungda Danda welcomes us from where we walk further to lower Pisang.

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Among the two routes going to Manang, we follow the trail that takes us to Upper Pisang through Geru. This trail rewards us with the excellent views of the beautiful landscape and the mighty mountains including Annapurna and Pisang. The mesmerizing contrast in the landscape and vegetation is noticeable from here. We will make a short visit to the largest monastery in the entire district, the Barge Monastery which will be one of the most memorable experiences of your journey.

This day is spent on acclimatization for which we will indulge in a short hike either to Bhojo Gumba or Gangapurna Lake. We can also hike to Vraga Village for a visit to Himalayan Rescue Association Clinic to learn about Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).

The trail crossing over a stream and climbing to a village of Tenki above Manang is followed which continues to go up out of the Marshyangdi Valley turning northwest up the valley of Jarsang Khola. From here, the trail follows this valley northward passing a few pastures and a scrub of juniper trees as it steadily gains elevation passes further closer to the small village of Ghunsa, a cluster of flat mud roofs just below the trailhead. It now goes through the meadows where horses and yaks graze crossing gradually a small river through a wooden bridge and traversing through an ancient Mani wall in a pleasant meadow progressively reaching another small village of Yak Kharka where the trek ends for the day.

On this day, the trek to the foot of Thorong Phedi Pass, a small busy settlement catering to the needs of tired trekkers and climbers, is made. This point is used by some trekkers as a base camp. Although some trekkers attempt a hike to the High Camp on the very day of their arrival here, Bharal Adventure does not advice that because it understands that a sound sleep here is more important and helpful rather than a risky sleep in higher altitude at the High Camp.

The climb to the pass begins early in the morning. Although the ascend is very steep in the initial stage, the peak becomes sloppier as the climb proceeds through the rocky ridges up to the top of the pass at 5,416m. The 360 degree panorama of the snow capped peaks extending northwards into Tibet is a breathtaking sight along with the peaks of Annapurna range and the unfathomable Kali Gandaki gorge staring right in front of us. From here, the trail descends steeply down to Muktinath which is a reverent pilgrimage sight for both Hindus and Buddhists pilgrims at the same time being a home to many ethnic Tibetans and holy Buddhists.

An important pilgrimage site to both Hindus and Buddhists, Muktinath is one of the most popular destinations for trekkers along the Annapurna and Manang region. After our visit to this Vishnu Temple which also accommodates a Gompa, we will begin our descent from Ranipauwa village down through the steep and barren hillside. We move down toward Kagbeni and then to Jomsom finally arriving at Marpha. We trek along the plateau above Kali Gandaki River, the world’s deepest gorge. Marpha is also known as apple capital of Nepal where varieties of items made of apple are famous along with local apple brandy.

This day’s journey is mostly downhill in which the early part of the trek requires crossing a bridge at Ghasa. We come close to subtropical forests, lush with vegetation as we drop to lower elevations. We continue on our trail along Rupse Chahara (waterfall) and continue down the east bank from Kopchepani to a bridge at Dana via Garpar. A powerhouse for supplying electricity in the area is visible from Narchyang Besi. As we reach Tatopani, we can relax and relieve ourselves of the anxiety and tiredness of the trek.

Leaving the Kali Gandaki, the trail to Ghar Khola Valley is followed which leads through a terraced farmland surrounded by mountains on all sides. Passing through the villages of Shikha and Chitre the lush red and green rhododendron forest appears ahead. Further walk takes us to Ghorepani, a beautiful village located at the top of a ridge.

An early morning climb along the steep trial to the viewpoint in Poon Hill (2,310m/10,529 ft) will be rewarded with the sunrays glistening over the bravura mountains. One of the most popular trekking destinations of Annapurna Region, it is endowed with astonishing views of Mustang, Pokhara and more than twenty of the highest mountains including the up-close view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. It is a perfect spot for capturing the high mountains looming in the backdrop glistening with the morning light in the camera and beating the chill with some hot chocolate, coffee or tea. Breakfast awaits us as we follow the trail back to Ghorepani then trek  via Ulleri, Tikhedhunga and Birethanti to Nayapul  for 7 hours and drive to Pokhara for 1 and half hour.

The sixteenth day of the journey is the day we drive back to Kathmandu along the scenic highway in the company of Trishuli River. The six hours drive is accompanied by varied landscape, lush vegetation and sight of people preparing for or zooming along in their raft boats.

On this day, the Bharal Adventure team bids farewell to the guests and one of the representatives will escort the guests to the airport approximately three hours before their scheduled flight.

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  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private, Tourist Bus and Local  vehicle as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek guide and assistant trek guide (10 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
  • Sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Bharal adventure’s trekking bag/duffel bag and t-shirt is yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS)
  • All government and local taxes

Doesn't Include

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

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Amazing Annapurna – Incredible Nepal

Nothing prepares you for the Himalayas. Waking up every day to 5-mile high mountains is one of the most humbling and incredible experiences of my life. As a frequent traveller, this was my first time ...

Luke James
United Kingdom

The Annapurna Circuit With The Best!

I first used Bharal Adventures three years ago when Arjun was my guide for my Everest Base camp trek. Arjun was very genuine, friendly and knowledgeable about the area and I felt very relaxed and in good hands. I adored the holiday and the beauty of the Himalayas so decided to return to Nepal again. This time to trek in the Annapurna region. I of course chose Bharal Adventures to be our tour guide company again. This again has been a fantastic experience. The weather was unusually heavily snowy at times and meant that we had to turn around and change our plans slightly, which Arjun coped with very well. He was very flexible and accommodating and always tried his best to make us feel comfortable and enjoy our trip to the fullest. I would recommend this company and this guide to anyone. He loves his country, its mountains and his job and it shows. A thoroughly great holiday, thank you Arjun and Bharal Adventures!

Jill Stenburge
United Kingdom

My go-to trekking guides in Nepal

Bharal adventure were, simply put, the best. I found Deepak's contact details online and from the very first WhatsApp message it was clear I'd come to the right place. They're reliable, punctual, well organized and take care of everything, paying attention to all of the small details For my first trek in Nepal (I did the Annapurna Circuit), everything was perfect. I particularly enjoyed trekking with our guide Deepak who was highly knowledgeable, great fun and super chill. It felt like trekking with another friend, but he was always on the ball when it came to the logistics (ordering food at the teahouses, picking the best place to stay, knowing what to do with symptoms of altitude sickness) I can't recommend them enough and will be using Bharal Adventure each and every time I return to Nepal 👍🏼

Josh E

Amazing experience on the Annapurna Circuit

Originally planned to do the circuit without a guide but I'm really glad that we changed our minds a few days before setting off. We were paired up with Deepak Dhakal who was a huge asset in arranging logistics and helping us update our plans and itinerary on the fly. Moreover he was an all around good guy a great trail buddy, who was fun to be around. There are a lot of places I still want to travel to in this world, but after this experience I'll definitely go back to Nepal and will look to trek with Deepak again.

Rhys P

Annapurna Circuit - 18 days

Our guide Deepak Dhakal is a very nice guy ready to help whenever it's needed and a sweet person. Unfortunately, i got sick just before we had to head up to the Annapurna Base Camp, so we chose to continue down to Pokhara and spend some days there instead. It was a unforgettable experience to witness the amazing mountains of the Himalayas. We will for sure come back and do some more trekking with our guide Deepak. Very professional!

Ida J

Annapurna circuit in october 2017

I did the Annapurna circuit trek in the in October 2017 from Chame to Muktinath with Deepak Dhakal. About him I can only say good)) He worked as porter with me and now he is about to be guide I am very happy to hear that. Cheerful, sympathetic, always support and help, with a good sense of humor. Even my bad English did not become an obstacle. I recommend to all. And when in a couple of years I'll get to base camp Everest, first thing I'll call Deepak ))

Рустам Х
Russian Federation
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Equipment List

This list is a guideline to help you pack for your adventure. Also understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trek duration. Those items marked by an asterisk are provided by Bharal Adventure inclusive in the service. The weight limit for your luggage is 33 pounds or 15 kg. Remember that your luggage will be carried by your porter but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.

Important documents and items
  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.
  • Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)
Upper Body
  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable
  • 1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.
  • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
  • 1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)
 Lower Body
  • Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • 1 pair of Hiking shorts
  • 1 pair of Hiking trousers
  • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric
  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
  • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  • Cotton socks (optional)
  • Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version
  • 1 sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 14 degrees F)*
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
Rucksack and Travel Bags
  • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
  • 1 large duffel bag *
  • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)
  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  • Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
Practical Items
  • 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
  • 1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches
  • 1 compass or GPS(optional)
  • 1 alarm clock/watch
  • 1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
  • large Ziplocs
  • 2 water bottles (1 liter each)
  • 1 small folding knife
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks
  • 1 medium-sized quick drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Female hygiene products
  • Small mirror
Personal Hygiene
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial hand wash
  • Reading book
  • Trail map/guide book
  • Journal and pen
  • iPod
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at teahouses and/or camps)
  • 1 modest swim suit
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

Frequently Asked Questions

The standard duration for the Annapurna Circuit trek is approximately 18 to 21 days, depending on the specific itinerary and side trips.

Trekkers need to obtain the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card.

Yes, acclimatization is crucial, especially when approaching higher altitudes. The itinerary usually includes acclimatization days in places like Manang.

The trek is considered challenging due to the high altitudes and the Thorong La Pass crossing. Trekkers should have a good level of fitness and be prepared for varied terrain.

Essential items include trekking clothing, a sturdy pair of boots, a backpack, a sleeping bag suitable for colder temperatures, and other personal items. Given the diverse terrain, packing layers is essential.

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