12 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek 12 Days - Private Tour

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US $1200 $1100

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12 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek Overview

Trip Grading:
Max Elevation
Major Attractions
Manang, Kagbeni, Muktinath
Best Season
Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Tea house or Guest House
Transportation options
Private vehicles
Trip Start/End
Kathmandu / Kathmandu

12 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek

12 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek, a classic Himalayan journey renowned for its dramatic landscapes, diverse culture, and rewarding trekking experience. From lush subtropical forests to high mountain passes, this adventure offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and cultural immersion in the heart of the Annapurna region.


12 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek Trekking Route:

12 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar, followed by a trek through picturesque villages, terraced farmlands, and dense forests. The route then ascends through rugged terrain and high mountain passes, offering breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. The trek concludes with a scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, providing a bird’s eye view of the stunning landscapes below.


12 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek Highlights:

  1. Magnificent views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and other towering peaks
  2. Diverse landscapes ranging from subtropical forests to alpine meadows
  3. Encounter with diverse ethnic communities, including Gurungs, Manangis, and Thakalis
  4. Exploration of ancient monasteries, chortens, and prayer flags
  5. Crossing Thorong La Pass, one of the highest trekking passes in the world
  6. Relaxing hot springs in Manang and Tatopani
  7. Scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, showcasing the beauty of the Annapurna region from above


12 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek Culture and Tradition:

The Annapurna region is rich in cultural diversity, with a mix of Hindu and Tibetan Buddhist traditions. Along the trekking route, you’ll encounter traditional villages, where you can interact with local communities and learn about their unique customs and way of life. Visit ancient monasteries, such as the one in Manang, and witness colorful religious festivals and ceremonies that reflect the spiritual heritage of the Himalayas.


 12 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek Best Time to Visit:

The best time to embark on the 12 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer stable weather, clear skies, and moderate temperatures, making for ideal trekking conditions and breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.


12 Days Annapurna Circuit Trekking Grades:

12 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek is graded as moderate to challenging, suitable for trekkers with a good level of fitness and some prior hiking experience. Altitude acclimatization is essential to prevent altitude sickness, with rest days incorporated into the itinerary for adaptation.


12 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek Accommodation:

Accommodation along the trek route consists of tea houses and lodges, providing basic amenities such as a bed, meals, and hot showers. Rooms may vary in comfort and facilities, but all offer a cozy retreat after a day of trekking amidst the Himalayan wilderness.


12 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek Meal:

In this treak you will have a Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner for your entire during trek. Here is the detail about the meal available during the trek.

Breakfast: Eggs, Pancakes, Muesli Breads, Oatmeal, Corn Flakes, French toast with Jam, Butter, Cheese, Honey, Tibetan bread or Chapati, Fruits and Vegetables, Hot drinks, Tea

Lunch: Dhal, Bhat, & Tarkari, Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles, Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable curry, Potatoes, Tibetan Bread, Various Soups, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo (dumplings), Macaroni dishes, Vegetables, Salad Pizza, Snacks, Desserts etc

Dinner: Tenduk Spaghetti, Noodles Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable curry, Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari, Tibetan Bread, Various Soups, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo (dumplings), Macaroni, Potatoes items, Vegetable and salad Pizza, Snacks, Korean Ramen, Desserts items, Hard Drinks, Steaks, etc.


12 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek Cost:

The cost of the 12 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek varies depending on factors such as the trekking agency, itinerary inclusions, and group size. On average, the cost per person, covers the permits, accommodations, meals, guide and porter services, transportation, and other expenses.


12 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek Duration:

12 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek Duration typically spans 12 days, offering a condensed yet exhilarating adventure through the stunning landscapes of the Annapurna region. This duration allows for acclimatization, exploration of cultural landmarks, and a safe ascent to Annapurna Circuit Trek and back making it an ideal option for those with limited time yet seeking an unforgettable Himalayan experience.


12 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek Packing List:

Trekking packing list is very important work of your trek. So please do check the realated and necessary item.

Sun hat or scarf
Winter hat
Headlight with extra batteries

Sunscreen cream
UV protection sunglasses
Face & body wipes

Lightweight gloves or Heavyweight winter gloves according to the season

Hiking shirts
Long-sleeved shirt
Hooded rain jacket
Fleece jacket
Lightweight cotton pants
Polypropylene underwear
Down jacket
Waterproof jacket and pants

Thick wool socks
Hiking Boots

Thermal bottle
Water purification tablets
Trekking pole
Sleeping bag

Deodorant floss
Biodegradable bar soap
Dry Towel


First aid kit
Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport

Trip outline


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2: Kathmandu to Dharapani

Day 3: Dharapani to Chame

Day 4: Chame to Pisang

Day 5: Pisang to Manang

Day 6: Acclimatization Day

Day 7: Manang to Yak Kharka

Day 8: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi

Day 9: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath via Thorong La Pass

Day 10: Trek to Muktinath to Jomsom

Day 11: Drive from Jomsom to Pokhara

Day 12: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Detail Itinerary

Arrive in the vibrant city of Kathmandu, where you’ll be greeted by our team and transferred to your hotel. Take the opportunity to explore the bustling streets, visit ancient temples and monasteries, and immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Nepal.

Headed on a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Dharapani, the starting point of your Annapurna Circuit trek. Enjoy breathtaking views of rural landscapes, terraced fields, and traditional villages along the way. Upon reaching Dharapani, prepare for the adventure ahead and settle into your accommodation for the night.

Continue your trek as you make your way from Dharapani to Chame, the administrative headquarters of the Manang District. The trail offers stunning views of snow-capped peaks, lush forests, and cascading waterfalls. Arrive in Chame and unwind amidst the tranquil surroundings of this picturesque mountain town.

Trek from Chame to Pisang, passing through quaint villages and terraced farmlands. Marvel at the impressive rock formations and rugged landscapes that characterize this region. Arrive in Pisang and enjoy panoramic views of Annapurna II and other surrounding peaks.

Embark on a picturesque trek from Pisang to Manang, a charming village nestled amidst towering Himalayan peaks. The trail ascends gradually, offering breathtaking views of the Marsyangdi River valley and the Annapurna range. Arrive in Manang and immerse yourself in the unique culture and traditions of this high-altitude settlement.

Take a rest day in Manang to acclimatize to the high altitude and prepare for the challenging trek ahead. Explore the surrounding area, visit ancient monasteries, or simply relax and enjoy the serene mountain scenery. Use this day to recharge and rejuvenate before continuing your journey.

Resume your trek with a scenic hike from Manang to Yak Kharka, situated at an altitude of approximately 4,000 meters. The trail offers panoramic views of the Annapurna range and the Gangapurna glacier. Arrive in Yak Kharka and enjoy a peaceful evening amidst the rugged beauty of the Himalayas.

Continue your ascent towards Thorong Phedi, the base camp for the challenging Thorong La Pass. Trek through alpine meadows and rocky terrain, with spectacular views of snow-capped peaks towering above. Arrive in Thorong Phedi and prepare for the exhilarating crossing of the high mountain pass tomorrow.

Today marks the highlight of your trek as you conquer Thorong La Pass, one of the highest trekking passes in the world. Begin your ascent in the early morning hours, navigating steep switchbacks and rocky terrain. Reach the summit of Thorong La Pass, where you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. Descend to Muktinath, a sacred pilgrimage site revered by both Hindus and Buddhists, and soak in the spiritual atmosphere of this tranquil mountain oasis.

Embark on a scenic trek from Muktinath to Jomsom, passing through the picturesque village of Kagbeni. Explore ancient monasteries and traditional stone houses as you make your way through this charming Himalayan settlement. Arrive in Jomsom, a bustling town situated at the foothills of the Nilgiri mountains, and celebrate the completion of your Annapurna Circuit trek.

Bid farewell to the mountains as you embark on a scenic drive from Jomsom to Pokhara, a picturesque lakeside city renowned for its natural beauty and tranquil ambiance. Relax and unwind in Pokhara, explore the vibrant streets, or take a boat ride on Phewa Lake to soak in the stunning views of the Annapurna range reflected in the crystal-clear waters.

Conclude your Annapurna Circuit adventure with a scenic drive from Pokhara back to Kathmandu. Reflect on the unforgettable memories and experiences of your trek as you journey through the diverse landscapes of Nepal. Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel, where you can relax and reminisce about your epic Himalayan adventure. The journey we started as strangers, we always hope to end it as friends. If you wanna go for another treks then feel free to contact us.

What’s included?

What’s Excluded?

  • Visa fees for entry into Nepal.
  • International airfare to and from Nepal.
  • Entrance fees for any sightseeing destinations.
  • Mandatory traveler’s insurance.
  • Expenses related to alcoholic beverages, hot and cold drinks.
  • Any unforeseen costs arising from events such as flight cancellations, personal illness, strikes, political disturbances, etc.
  • Gratuity for the driver, porter, and guide.

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