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Annapurna Circuit with Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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5416m, Thorong La pass

3 days drive

1 Rest day

13 Trekking

Best Season

Feb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec.


17 Breakfast

16 Lunch

15 Dinner


1 Night Hotel

15 Nights at Lodge


Car, Bus, Jeep


USD 1100 1050

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No of PAX Price / PP
More than 10 950
5-9 999
2-4 1050


The Annapurna Circuit trek with Annapurna Base Camp merges Nepal's two most popular trekking destinations. The trek is also famous for its scenic beauty. The Annapurna Circuit Trek is a longer and more diverse trekking journey. Taking this trek, we circle through the Annapurna massif. The high altitude is the Thorong La Pass at 5416 meters. You will navigate diverse landscapes, lush forests, and rugged terrain.

In contrast, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is short; you can complete it in 7 to 12 days. It takes you into the heart of the Annapurna Sanctuary, at 4130 meters, a little lower than the Annapurna Circuit. The ABC trek offers close views of Annapurna South, Macchapuchere, and other majestic peaks. Combined, this trek is thus one of the most loved for those looking to experience the Himalayas close up without extended time.

Combining the Annapurna Circuit with the Annapurna Base Camp Trek provides the most adventurous trekking experience. The trek takes 15 to 25 days to complete. Not just popular for its natural beauty, the trek is also rich in cultural heritage. Taking these two trials can be challenging, but the rewarding experience you get can overcome all the difficulties you went through.

Trip Highlights

  • Cross one of the highest trekking passes in the world at 5416 meters.
  • Visit Muktinath, which is a sacred pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists.
  • Relax in the natural hot spring at Tatopani.
  • Witness breathtaking sunrise and sunset views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna from Poon Hill Viewpoint.
  • Reach the Base Camp at 4130 meters with close-up views of Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Huinchuli, and Macchapuchere.
  • Visit these ancient Tibetan-style monasteries near Manang, Tengboche, and many more.
  • Experience diverse landscapes, lush forests, terraced fields, high-altitude deserts, and snow mountains.

Annapurna Circuit with Annapurna Base Camp Trek Details

Beautiful Views along the Trail

Starting the trek from Kathmandu, we will make our way towards Besishar and Dharapani via road. The trekking day starts from here. We will start our first leg day here and pass by some of the most picturesque villages, such as Chame, Pisang, and Manang. Upon reaching there, you will visit the sacred site for Buddhists and Hindus, Muktinath Temple. The 5th day is the rest day. Starting our next day, we pass by diverse landscapes and lush forests and go through Yak Kharka, Thorung Phedi, and Tatopani. After rejuvenating in the hot spring, we will trek to Ghorepani.

After a short trek there, we will make our way to Poon Hill. The same day, we descend towards Chuile. Making our way forward, we will go towards Sinuwa and Deurali. Today, we will go to Machhapuchere Base Camp and ascend towards Annapurna Base Camp. Now, we will finally fall downward towards Bamboo to Jhinu and Samrung. Finally, on your way to Pokhara, we will end our trek upon reaching Kathmandu Valley.

The trek takes you through culture, unique terrain, and the Himalayas. As you walk through, you will witness the diverse beauty of the terrain. You will witness the beautiful views of the Himalayas, such as 

  • Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m)
  • Mt. Annapurna II (7,937 m.)
  • Mt. Annapurna III (7,555m)
  • Mt. Annapurna IV (7,525m)
  • Mt. Annapurna South (7,219m)
  • Mt. Annapurna I (8,091m)
  • Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m)
  • Mt. Nilgiri (7,041m)
  • Mt. Machhapuchhare (6,998m)
  • Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441m)
  • Mt. Lamjung Himal (6,986m)
  • Tukuche peak (6,920m)
  • Tilicho peak (7,134m)

Trek Difficulty  of ACT with ABC

The combined Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Base Camp is a challenging trek suitable only for experienced trekkers. The primary difficulty lies in its long duration, about 15 to 21 days. Also, the trek involves a continuous hike of 5 to 7 hours. You have to pass through steps and rugged trails. The trek's highest point, 5416 meters, is also the major difficulty.

Another difficulty is altitude sickness. Thus, you need to have proper acclimatization. Weather conditions can also add to the difficulty, with the potential for snow and ice at higher elevations. Similarly, lower elevations can bring heavy rainfall, making trails slippery and challenging. It combines good physical conditions, weather conditions, diverse terrain, and long hiking days.

What can you expect during Annapurna Circuit with Base Camp Trek?

Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit Trek offers a scenic experience. The trek provides a rich blend of natural beauty, cultural experience, and breathtaking mountain views. Here are some key attractions and points along the way:

  • Besishar
  • Chamje and Tal
  • Chame
  • Upper Pisnag
  • Manang
  • Tilicho Lake (Optional)
  • Thorang La Pass
  • Muktinath
  • Marpha
  • Tatopani
  • Ghorepani and Poon Hill
  • Chhomrong
  • Deuarali
  • Annapurna Base Camp


Day 01: Drive Kathmandu – Besishahar - Dharapani

Day 02: Trek Dharapani – Chame

Day 03: Trek Chame – Pisang

Day 04: Trek Pisang – Manang

Day 05: Rest day

Day 06: Trek Manang – Yak Kharka

Day 07: Trek Yak Kharka – Thorung Phedi

Day 08: Trek Thorung Phedi – Thorong La Pass – Muktinath

Day 09: Drive Muktinath – Tatopani (Natural Hot Spring)

Day 10: Trek Tatopani – Ghorepani

Day 11: Trek Ghorepani – Poon Hill – Chuile

Day 12: Trek Chuile – Sinuwa

Day 13: Trek Sinuwa – Deurali

Day 14: Trek Deurali –MBC - ABC

Day 15: ABC – Bamboo

Day 16: Bamboo – Jhinu – Samrung - Pokhara

Day 17: Pokhara – Kathmandu

Travel Map
Annapurna Circuit with Annapurna Base Camp Trek Map
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Daily Itinerary

Whats Included?

  • Trekking permit.
  • One English-speaking government certificate holder trekking guide and Trekkers 2:1 porters.
  • Kathmandu - Besishahar is by bus, and Besishahar- Dharapani is by public Jeep.
  • Muktinath - Tatopani by public bus.
  • Samrung- Pokhara by Jeep.
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus.
  • All the meals (17 Breakfast, 17 Lunch, 15 Dinner) with 15 nights Lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • Guides and porters: all meals, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, flight tickets, etc.
  • First Aids Kit.
  • Duffel Bag.
  • Fingertip Pulse Oximeter (we use daily to check your oxygen level and blood pressure to minimize high risk ).
  • Himalaya Trip T-shirt.
  • Local fresh fruit like pomegranates and apples, etc.
  • 1 Night Hotel in Pokhara on BB Plan.
  • All the official charges and 13% Government VAT.

Whats not Included?

  • International airfare and visa fees ((15 Days US$25 and 30 Days US$40).
  • Hotel and meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Your trekking gear.
  • All drinks, such as tea, coffee, coke, beer, and mineral water, should be included.
  • Your travel insurance should include the emergency rescue.
  • Tips for your guide and porters, etc.

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Essential Infos

Equipment Checklist

  • Trekking Boots
  • Backpack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Trekking poles
  • Clothing layers
  • Trekking pants
  • Gloves
  • Hats
  • Socks
  • Water Bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • First aid kit
  • Headlamp
  • Trekking map
  • Personal Toiletries
  • Camera/Smartphone

Trip Information

Accommodation and Food

If you are trekking to this trail, the most common accommodations option you get is a teahouse. These are the small lodges run by local families. These teahouses provide basic rooms, mainly with twin beds and shared bathrooms. Also, some teahouses offer hot showers for extra fare. Ensure the higher elevation you ascend, the more basic the accommodations become. Also, your prices may increase due to transportation difficulty at higher altitudes.

Similarly, the teahouse arranges all the food. A variety of menus are offered that include Nepali dishes and some Western options. The most common food is Dal Bhat and vegetables. They are also considered the major energy source that helps boost the energy of every trekker. Other common menu items include momos, noodles, soups, and pasta and rice dishes. The variety may decrease at higher altitudes, and food prices will generally rise.

Best Time for the trek

The best times to trek Annapurna Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Circuit are during the Pre-season (Spring) and Post-season (Autumn). The weather is generally mild and stable in spring, with warmer temperatures at lower altitudes and pleasant at higher elevations. Also, the season is popular for its beautiful, booming rhododendrons and other wildflowers, which add vibrant colors to the landscapes. Furthermore, the clear skies offer stunning views of the mountains.

Similarly, the weather is typically dry and stable. It offers mild to warm temperatures at lower elevations and colder temperatures at higher altitudes. The landscapes are lush and green after the monsoon rains. Like Spring, you will also have clear skies, offering the best mountain views and photographic opportunities. Overall, both treks offer a crowded trail, so we recommend you make a booking in advance.

Acclimatization for Annapurna Circuit with Annapurna Base Camp Trek

If you are trekking this trial, it is important to acclimate properly. This is very important if you are climbing to a higher elevation. It helps to prevent altitude sickness and allows your body to adjust to the lower oxygen levels. The symptoms include headache, dizziness, nausea, and fatigue. If it gets severe, it can also be life-threatening, causing High Altitude Pulmonary Edema. Furthermore, proper acclimatization helps your body gradually adapt to the reduced oxygen levels. It ensures a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.

Fitness Level and Health

To complete the Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Base Camp trek, you must be in good physical condition. You can undertake this trek with a moderate to high level of fitness. It involves 5 to 7 hours of daily hiking through steep and rugged terrain. Preparing with regular cardio workouts, strength training, and endurance exercises several months in advance is essential. Also, involving yourself in running, cycling, hiking, and stair climbing helps you build stamina and leg strength.

Similarly, having good health is also crucial for a safe trek. Thus, you should have a medical check-up before you go, especially if you have some health conditions. You should also prepare for altitude sickness, regardless of fitness level. We recommend you carry a basic first aid kit, including medication for altitude sickness. Staying hydrated, eating well, and having proper acclimatization are very important if you take this trial. Consult your doctor to ensure a safe and sound trek experience.

Guide and Porter

Hiring a guide and porter is our recommendation to enhance your experience. A guide costs $25 -$30 per day. They help in navigation and provide cultural insights and safety support. They are also trained to handle emergencies like altitude sickness and language barriers. Similarly, a porter costs about $15 -$20 per day. They carry heavy gear and allow you to trek with a lighter daypack. Hiring them reduces your physical burden and supports the local economy. This helps you to focus solely on enjoying the breathtaking scenery and cultural experience without carrying any heavy loads.

Permit Required for Annapurna Circuit with Annapurna Base Camp Trek

To trek to Annapurna Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit, you need two significant permits: the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and the TIMS Card.

The Annapurna Conservation permit is necessary to enter the conservation area. The funds collected are used for community development projects. You can obtain the ACAP in Kathmandu or Pokhara at the Nepal Board offices or the Annapurna Conservation Area Projects. It costs approximately 30 dollars.

Similarly, the TIMS card helps to track the trekkers. It is mainly issued for safety purposes. It is available at the Nepal Tourism Board offices in Kathmandu or Pokhara. You must complete the form and provide passport-sized photos to get this card. The cost for individual trekkers is $30. Similarly, trekking in a group costs $10. Wondering what documents are necessary:

  • Original Passport
  • Passport-size photos
  • Travel Insurance

Trek Cost of Annapurna Circuit

The average cost for Annapurna Base Camp with Annapurna circuits ranges between $1300 to $3000. The price is mainly determined by several factors, such as:

  • Duration of trek
  • Accommodations
  • Meals
  • Transportation
  • Travel Insurance

In addition to basic expenses, consider optional costs like hiring guides and porters. Gear rental includes items like sleeping bags and trekking poles, which may cost $1 to $10. Miscellaneous expenses like hot showers, Wi-Fi, and snacks can add up to $5 to $10 per day. Planning these trek costs ensures a smooth and enjoyable trekking experience.

Alternative Trekking Routes In Annapurna

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

The trek is popular and relatively short, taking 4 to 6 days. Thus, it is ideal for beginners who have limited time. The highlight of this trek is the sunrise view from Poon Hill. The trekking trail offers breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. The trail passes through charming villages, dense forests, and terraced fields. The trek is moderately easy, with well-marked paths and comfortable teahouses.

Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek is also a short 5 to 7-day trek. Off the beaten path, the trek provides close-up views of Mardi Himal, Machapuchare, and the Annapurna range. The trek is popular for its quiet trails, diverse landscapes, and fewer crowds than other trekking routes. The trek is moderately challenging and ideal for those seeking solitude and stunning scenery.

Jomsom Muktinath Trek

The 7—to 14-day trek passes the Kali Gandaki Valley and offers a unique blend of cultural and natural insights. Trek highlights include the sacred Muktinath Temple and unique Thakali and Tibetan communities. While passing through Marpha and Kagbeni, you can enjoy views of Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri. The trek can be further shortened by taking flights or jeep rides.

Nar Phu Valley Trek

This trek takes you to the remote and untouched valleys of Nar Phu. It is north of the Annapurna Circuit. Nar Phu trek offers dramatic mountain scenery, ancient monasteries, and unique Tibetan culture. It passes through high mountain passes, including Kang La Pass. This trek offers stunning views of Annapurna II, Gangapurna, and Tilicho Peak.

Frequently Asked Questions

Getting travel insurance for the Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Base Camp treks is important as it covers potential medical emergencies. It includes altitude sickness, accidents, and evacuation costs. Furthermore, it also provides protection against trip cancellations and lost belongings.

Important Note

Available of the trip

We organise small group private trip. If you are 2 or more people in your group, you may book any dates.

Travel Insurance

The travel insurance is need in case of any emergency. It is recommend to have.  If you are doing short  and low elevation trek, you can do normal insurance. But if you are doing high altitude or adventure trek, you should have emergency rescue.

Last Minute booking

Normally, trekkers plan the trip before 3-9 months.  Some trekkers decide the trip in last minutes. It is also possible to book your trek at last minutes. For the Last minutes booking, you need to make a full payment.


Tipping is highly expected. Our staffs try their best during the trip. After the trip, Tipping is expected. It is not fixed amount or percentage. We recommend the tipping according to their services.


When you are travelling, the safety is most important. For the safety of our clients, we trained our guide and porters. They are all register trekking / Tour  / Climbing guide and experience porters.

Extra personal expenses

For the extra expenses, it is good to bring USD / Euro / Pound Sterling or ther currency. You may change to Nepali Rupees (NPR) at Tribhuwan International Airport or near your Hotel in Kathmandu. You will use only Nepali rupees during the trip.

Nepal visa

Accept few countries , you will get on arrival Nepal’s Visa at the Tribhuwan International Airport or Nepal board. I recommend to fill up Nepal Visa online form and bring it with you. It will be faster and easy for you and visa fee is recommended to bring cash US dollar. You can’t pay by using credit card.

Trip extension or Itinerary Disclaimer

We organize small group private trip. The trip extension is possible but you have to figure out when you booking the trip.

Group joing and Fixed departure

Most of the time, we have small group private trip. Group joining or fixed departure will be available only at the clients request. 

Luggage store

You are not taking all the lugguage on the trek. You will take only necessary gears on the trek and rest of the gears, you will store at your Hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara or in our office in Kathmandu. All the Hotels have free luggage store services. It is more convenient to store at your Hotel.

Responsible travel

  • Ask permission to photograph people.
  • Do not remove or purchase antiques, it is illegal.
  • Avoid wearing revealing clothes and avoid outward displays of physical affection.
  • Do not anything to disturb environment or wild animals.

Domestic flight

Normally, domestic flight is not on time. If you have international flight with domestic connection flight. It is always better to keep some gaps.

Trek Booking

For the Booking, we need passport copy, passport size photo by email or What's App  and 20% deposit.

Why Himalaya Trip ?

  • Fast response
  • Small group private trek
  • Safety is top priority
  • Recommended on TripAdvisor
  • Tailor made itinerary
  • Seasonal package
  • 200 plus  trekkers take service every year
  • 30-40% repeated customer


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