Detailed Itinerary of Annapurna Circuit Trek 14 Days

  • Karan Gurung
  • Last Updated on Jul 9, 2024

Undoubtedly, Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most beautiful trekking places in Nepal. This trekking destination has my heart, and if you ever plan to go to Annapurna Circuit Trekking, you will be speechless with an awe moment. The beauty you witness while trekking to Annapurna Circuit is beyond your imagination or the pictures you see. There will be moments of happiness and satisfaction while you witness the gorgeous views almost all over your trek. We are going to guide you through the detailed itinerary of the Annapurna Circuit Trek for 14 days. You will get to know what to expect on a 14-day Annapurna circuit trek.

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Annapurna Circuit Trek: 14-Day Guide

This is a guide for you so that you can get some brief knowledge about the Annapurna Circuit Trek for 14 days.

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350 m/4,430 ft)

On your first day in Kathmandu, you will be picked up by our team members, who will be standing at the gate of Tribhuvan International Airport with your name on cardboard. After we pick you up, we will drop you to the hotel. You can take a proper rest or roam around Kathmandu, and then in the evening, we will meet to discuss our trek.

Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Jagat via Besisahar (1,290 m/4,232 ft).

We will travel up to Jagat on the second day. We can witness the beauty of the highway, where there is a river flowing on one side and hills and mountains on the other. We will reach Besisahar, which is a small town, and after that, we will head towards Jagat.

Day 3: Trek from Jagat to Dharapani (1,860 m/6,200 ft)

Finally after hours and hours of drive, our trek starts on this day. We will be passing through dense forests and beautiful waterfalls. We will walk through the Marsyangdi River and pass through a suspension bridge. We will be passing through small villages. This trek finally ends for today after we reach Dharapani.

Day 4: Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2,610 m/8,890 ft)

On this day, we will start to walk toward Chame. We will be passing through the pine forests, many suspension bridges, and also there is a Tibetan-architected village named Bagarchhap. We can see the eye capturing majestic mountain views after we finally reach Chame.

Day 5: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3,300 m/10,200 ft)

Today we start to trek from Chame to Pisang through diversified landscapes. We will be passing through the rivers and alpine forests. Pisang is divided into upper and lower sections. From Upper Pisang, you can see breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.

Day 6: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3,540 m/11,300 ft)

We will trek following the Marsyangdi River and get the opportunity to witness spectacular views of Annapurna III, Tilicho Peak, and Gangapurna. We will pass through the village of Braga, known for its ancient hillside monastery. When we reach Manang, we can feel that the village is culturally rich.

Day 7: Acclimatization Day in Manang

Today is an acclimatization day. We stop at Manang to give our bodies a rest and adapt properly at high altitude. We can explore the village and visit the Himalayan Rescue Association to get an idea of how to avoid altitude sickness. You can also visit places like Gangapurna Lake or Bhojo Gompa which are nearby during this day.

Day 8: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4,020 m/14,275 ft)

We leave Manang and head towards Yak Kharka on this day. You’ll trek through juniper and alpine forests as the landscape becomes more barren. Actually, the meaning of Yak Kharka is Yak Pasture because there you can see yaks grazing. This trek provides an incredible view of the Annapurna range.

Day 9: Trek to Thorong Phedi (4,450 m/14,525 ft)

On this day, we will walk from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi. Thorong Phedi is the base camp for crossing the Thorong La Pass. The trekking path is tough with rocky trails and steep ascents. Thorong Phedi is a small settlement with a few lodges where trekkers take a rest.

Day 10: Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3,760 m/12,623 ft) via Thorong La Pass (5,416 m/17,756 ft)

Today is our toughest and most thrilling day. We start early from Thorong Phedi and climb up to Thorong La Pass, which is 5,416 meters high. The trail is steep and narrow, with rocky paths. From the top, we get amazing views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Gangapurna, and Manaslu. After enjoying the views, we descend to Muktinath, a sacred place. The path down is steep and rocky. In Muktinath, we stay the night in a tea house and go exploring the nearby areas, which also include the famous eternal flame that has been burning for over 2,000 years.

Day 11: Drive to Tatopani from Muktinath (1,200 m/3,940 ft)

We leave Muktinath and head towards Tatopani. The drive is adventurous in this route, we can enjoy the winding roads and stunning mountain views. Once we reach Tatopani, we will stay at tea houses and visit the natural hot springs for relaxation. There is a small fee for the hot springs, but it’s very relaxing.

Day 12: Drive from Tatopani to Pokhara (2,860 m/9,385 ft)

After an early breakfast, we will drive to Pokhara. We cross the town of Baglung on the way to Kusma, which is the longest suspension bridge in Nepal, where people often visit for bungee jumping. We also cross the Modi Khola River. After a few hours, we will reach Pokhara. We head towards the hotel and get fresh; after this, we can explore the city and enjoy its nightlife.

Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu (1,400 m/4,593 ft)

After breakfast, we will drive back to Kathmandu. We will be following the Marsyangdi and Trishuli rivers throughout the drive. We enjoy views of hills and terraced fields. Once we reach Kathmandu, we will check into our hotel. After that you can go shopping or roam around the places in Kathmandu. In the evening, we will plan a get together for a farewell complimentary dinner.

Day 14: Departure Day

On your departure date, our team members will safely drop you off at the airport with your bags and luggage.

You can choose the following packages as per your preference and time:

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In Conclusion

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the adventurous treks to remember for a lifetime. The beauty of the trekking routes and the snow-capped mountain views you witness will be stamped inside your brain forever. You will find this trek worthy, though it is a bit challenging. Annapurna Circuit Trek, lasting 14 days, can be the most adventurous trek of your life.

 

If you follow this detailed 14-day itinerary for the Annapurna Circuit Trek, you can get to experience the best moments of your life. The memories that you collect during this trek will remain forever inside your brain and heart. Pack your backpack with the necessary items and join us on this incredible trekking journey in the heart of the Himalayas.

 

Karan Gurung

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