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The world-famous adventure, the Annapurna Circuit Trek, attracts thousands of trekkers due to its thrilling trails and a wide variety of landscapes, such as lush paddy fields, high altitude Himalayan interior and more. The biological and cultural diversities of the Annapurna region make it an ideal destination for nature and adventure lovers.
The Annapurna Circuit 21 Day Trekking trails lead you to the Manang basin through the warm lowlands.
You will be able to pay homage at many sacred temples and gumbos, including the Muktinath Temple. The views of the captivating mountains and quaint villages will capture your heart and mind as you progress through this life changing experience.
The Annapurna Circuit Trekking package is designed for those who are not restricted by time. If you want other short trekking packages, then you can try our 7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek or 11 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Our guide will pick you up at the airport and take you to your hotel. The rest of the day is reserved for your rest.
Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek Preparation
The second day of your 21 days Annapurna Circuit Trek will start with a trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Valley. You will visit Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu Darbar Square, Boudanath and other historical sights of Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive to Khudi (800m/2,624ft): 7- 8 hours
You will be driven to Pokhara by tourist bus, enjoying an afternoon of exploration. You will love watching terraced farms and enchanting huts on the way. From Kathmandu to Pokhara, it is about 206 KM and takes around 6 hours. From Pokhara, you drive straight towards Khudi, which is the starting point of your trek.
Day 04: Khudi to Sirung (2200m/7216 ft): 6 – 7 hours
On this day, you start your trek from Khudi. After passing through suspension bridges and several waterfalls you finally you reach Sirung.
Day 05: Sirung to Jagat (1,300m/4265ft): 6 – 7 hours
On the 5th day of your 21 Days Annapurna Circuit trek, you descend along a relatively easy trail to Jagat. After getting up early in the morning, you observe the surrounding scenery and head towards Jagat. The trail takes you via several suspension bridges and waterfalls.
You will get the chance to walk alongside the expansive Marshyangdi river before reaching Jagat.
Day 06: Jagat to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft): 7-8 hours
From Jagat, you start to climb down until you reach the river that passes through a luscious forest. You then ascend toward a cliff facing the river bank.
The wonderful views of the Annapurna mountain range can be seen from the trail. Then, crossing several villages like Sattale, Tal and Karte, you reach Dharapani and spend the night in a teahouse.
Day 07: Dharapani to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft): 5 – 6 hours
Walking through the forested cliffs from Dharapani, you rich Chame. The trail leading to Chame offers you the chance to explore the spectacular views of the peaks like Annapurna II, Lamjung Himal and Annapurna IV.
There is also a hot spring on the way, providing you the opportunity to take a dip to soothe your sore muscles. After this stop you move onto Chame.
Day 08: Chame to Pisang (3,300m/10824ft): 5 – 6 hours
On the 8th day of your Annapurna Circuit 21 Days Trek, you walk through a sharp, narrow track crossing a very thick forest. This narrow trail takes you via the mysterious curved rock face. After crossing this mighty rock, you trek along the path until you reach Pisang.
Day 09: Pisang to Manang : 6 – 7 hours
From Pisang, there are two trails that lead to Manag, but you follow the route that leads you to Upper Pisang via Geru. This route offers the amazing chance to check out captivating sceneries and mighty mountains. In the late afternoon, you will get to see the Barge monastery.
Here, you spend the night in a teahouse.
Day 10: Manang: Adaptation day
You get up early in the morning and enjoy a short hike either to Gangapurna Lake or Bhojo Gumba. You can also visit Vraga Village if you have the energy. There is the Himalayan Rescue Association in Varga village, which will give you some information about Acute Mountain Sickness.
Day 11: Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft): 3 – 4 hours
You continue to trek to Yak Kharka, crossing a creek, you climb up to a village of Tenki and continue to climb out of the Marshyangdi valley.
Before reaching Yak Kharka, the Annapurna Circuit 21 Days trek trail takes you through Ghunsa village, green meadows, a river and an ancient Mani.
Overnight stay at Yak Kharka.
Day 12: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,600m/15,092ft): 3 – 4 hours
From Yak Kharka, it is a hard ascent to Thorong Phedi. You reach Ledar village after ascending for some hours. From here you continue to walk uphill, passing through sharp ridges and cliffs, until you reach Thorong Phedi. The trail rewards you with the best views of the surrounding summits.
Overnight stay at Thorong Phedi.
Day 13: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft) via Thorong La pass (5416m/17764ft): 7 – 8 hours
The Thorong La Pass is one of the highest passes in the world. Crossing the amazing Thorong La Pass is the ultimate goal of the day. You cross the pass from east to west, which is the safest and easiest way to do it. You then ascend to the top of the mountain and head towards Muktinath Valley.
Overnight stay at Muktinath.
Day 14: Muktinath to Marpha (2,670m/8,760ft): 4 – 5 hours
Muktinath is the most religious site here and is revered by both Hindus and Buddhists. In the morning, you pay your visit to the Vishnu Temple and Gompa.
After, you climb down from Ranipauwa village to the barren hills and head toward Marpha, passing through fascinating villages like Kagbeni and Jomsom.
Overnight stay at Marpha.
Day 15: Marpha to Kalopani (2,530 m/8,300 ft): 5 – 6 hours
From Marpha, the Annapurna Circuit 21 Days Trek takes a new route toward Kalopani. You will pass traditional villages of the ethnic Thakali people. From here, you get panoramic views of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Nilgiri, Fang and Annapurna I mountains. From Chokhopani, you continue to trek until you reach Kalopani.
Overnight stay at Kalopani.
Day 16: Kalopani to Tatopani (1,200m/3,937ft): 6 – 7 hours
The trail leading Tatopani from Kalopani is mostly downhill. As you continue to descend, you encounter beautiful subtropical forests. The trail also takes you to the Rupse waterfall. Continue to climb down from the Kopchepani until you reach Tatopani. After reaching Tatopani, you have the opportunity to take a bath in the hot spring.
Day 17: Tatopani to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft): 7 – 8 hours
From Tatopani, you will leave the Kali Gandaki and head towards Ghorepani, passing through many terraced farms, which are surrounded by the mountains.
The trail to Ghorepani also takes you through the Shikha village, the Chitre village and a beautiful rhododendron forest. Walking a bit further, you finally reach Ghorepani, where you stay overnight.
Day 18: Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani (2,700m/8,860ft): 6 – 7 hours
Poon Hill is the most popular point of 21 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek. The viewing point of Poon Hill (3210m) provides you with an opportunity to catch the spectacular views of the sunrise. You will get up early in the morning to catch the amazing view of Mustang and Pokhara from this spot.
Day 19: Tadapani to Pokhara (827m/2,789ft) via Ghandruk: 5 – 6 hours trek, 1 hour drive
The trail leading to Pokhara from Tadapani is a sharp descent through a dense rhododendron forest. You will be mesmerized by the rhododendron and cherry blossoms. Continue to walk until you reach Nayapul. From here, you will be driven to Pokhara.
Day 20: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu: 5-6 hours
After breakfast, you say goodbye to the beautiful lake city of Pokhara and drive towards Kathmandu. You have the rest of the day off to rest or do some souvenir shopping.
Day 21: Final departure
Your 21 Day Annapurna Circuit Trek Nepal comes to an end on this day. Our guide will take you to the airport and you will leave Nepal with a life-changing experience.
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