Categories: Travel

12 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek in Nepal — Features, Cost, Accommodation, and Depth Insight

“Visit the Annapurna Circuit trek and bring your soul back home.” Annapurna Circuit trek is the best area for trekkers and is known for its captivating mountain community, rugged scenery, and exceptional panoramas. If you want to visit this place, consult Mosaic Adventure or similar local tour company, offering a 12 days Annapurna Circuit trek in Nepal. On this trek, you will explore amazing sites, lifestyle, culture, and much more. Scroll down and explore amazing facts about this trek now!

Features of 12 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek

The amazing facts about Annapurna Circuit trek are:
  • Trip starting point: Kathmandu
  • Trip type: Teahouses
  • Number of people: 2-14
  • High altitude: Thorong La Pass (5416m)
  • Best time to visit: Mid-March to May & mid-September to November
  • Trip ending point: Pokhara or Kathmandu
  • Accommodation: Guesthouses and teahouses.
  • Trip destinations: Shange, Chame, Dharapani, Pisang, Thorong Phedi, Manang Yak Kharka, Jomsom, Muktinath, Pokhara.
  • Let you admire the local culture, village life and explore many other religious and sacred places.

Annapurna Circuit Trek in Nepal 12 Days Itinerary — An In Depth Insight

So, how will your journey start and how will it end? This guide will give you a complete overview of your Annapurna Circuit trek in Nepal 12 days itinerary. Keep scrolling!

Arrival in Kathmandu (Day 1, 1400m)

Once you arrive in Kathmandu, the company’s representative will welcome you and take you to the hotel from the airport. Whether you want to rest or explore Kathmandu, it all depends on your will.

Drive to Jagat (Day 2, 1300m, 7-8 Hours)

After having breakfast, you will be taken from Kathmandu to Jagat for a drive. In this drive, you will explore villages, Trishuli River, hills, and forests, until reaching Jagat. You will spend your night here.

Trek to Dharapani (Day 3, 1,960m, 5-6 Hours)

On the next day, your trek begins after breakfast. You will pass lush green forests and many villages such as Tal, Sattale, Chyamje, and Karte, giving you an indulgent experience. Rocky cliffs’ route and suspension bridges add an exciting touch to your walk. You will stay at Dharapani for the night.

Trek to Chame (Day 4, 2,710m, 5 Hours)

Next day, you will visit some forest ridges & a hot spring and the trek is easy and flat. The peak’s views such as Annapurna II, Lamjung Himal, and Annapurna IV will calm your senses and give you a pleasant experience. After reaching Chame (a district headquarters of Manang), you will spend your night here.

Trek to Pisang (Day 5, 3,300m, 4-5 Hours)

On this day, you will walk in the dense forests along the Marsyangdi River. After crossing its altitude of 3,000m, you will see how the landscape (V-shape) will turn into a trans-Himalayan desert (U-shape) with only a few alpine shrubs.

Trek to Manang (Day 6, 3540m, 5-6 Hours)

Now, you will trek to Manang via the old village while viewing peaks such as Gangapurna, Annapurna, and Tilicho. The thin forest with pine trees and unique rock formations give you a new lease of life. Now, Manang is your overnight destination.

Acclimatization Day at Manang (Day 7, 3540m)

Manang is one of the best acclimatization places, offering a spectacular view of the peaks of Gangapurna & Annapurna. Gangapurna lake, Milarepa cave, Ice lake, and nearby monasteries let you explore local culture and tradition. Again, you will stay at Manang overnight.

Trek to Yak Kharka / Ledar (Day 8, 4230m, 4 Hours)

On this day, your trek mostly consists of rocky landscapes with juniper shrubs and a few pastures. You ascend and descend across Jharsang Khola streams, wooden and suspension bridges, Tenki and Ghunasa villages. At Yak Kharka / Ledar, you will stay overnight.

Trek to Thorong Phedi (Day 9, 4,600m, 4 Hours)

While trekking towards Thorong Phedi, you visit snow-capped rocky mountains, Gundang, Syagang, Khatungkan, and Thorong peak. Thorong Phedi is your overnight destination.

Trek to Muktinath via Thorong La Pass (Day 10, 3,800m, 8-9 Hours)

Trek to Muktinath via Thorong La Pass is one of the most challenging treks due to its windy nature and 3-4 hour steep climb. After a few hours, you will reach the compelling Thorong La Pass vantage point, giving you a sense of happiness and success.

Trek to Jomsom (Day 11, 2,670m, 4 Hours)

From Muktinath to Kali Gandaki valley, you will walk to Jomsom. The narrow streets, apple wine, and well-decorated homes give you a spectacular view. Jomsom is your overnight destination.

Drive to Kathmandu Via Pokhara (Day 12, 1400m, 10-12 Hours)

The trek from Pokhara to Kathmandu is an off-road track and takes about 6-7 hours. On that day, you can stay at Kathmandu or fly back to your home.

Things to Consider Before Annapurna Circuit Trek 12 Days

Before heading towards 12 days Annapurna Circuit Trek you must consider the following things:
  • Carry a permit (ACAP: Annapurna Conservation Area Project) card.
  • Bring a trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card.
  • Take 2 passport-size photos.
  • cope/acclimatization and know symptoms of altitude sickness.
  • Bring essential trekking gear such as fleece jackets, thermal tops, wool trousers, mittens gloves, hiking socks, etc.
  • Read out all trekking guides

The Verdict

12 days Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the best treks in the world. It lets you experience compelling views, scenery, culture, lifestyles, forests, lakes, villages, etc., refreshing your mind and giving you a sense of relief. Take this trek and forget all your worries!

This website uses cookies.