Annapurna Circuit Trek 10 days


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annapurna circuit trek 10 days

Trip Summary

    1. AC Trek Duration: 10 Days
    2. AC Trek difficulty: Easy to Moderate
    3. Maximum height: 17,710 feet Thorong la Pass
    4. Average Hiking Hour: 6 hours daily
    5. Group-Size: 2-16 People
    6. Best Time: October – May
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House Basis
    8. Meals on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner daily
    9. Transport: Car/Bus/Plane

Annapurna circuit trek 10 days is a top most popular trek destination rich in diverse culture and flora and fauna.

Climbing Nepal’s Annapurna Circuit is a standout amongst the most incredibly wonderful, extraordinary encounters you can have on your movements, and we’re almost certain that, similar to us, you’ll be completely charmed by the zone from the absolute first day.

Twisting through a portion of the world’s tallest mountains and various climatic zones (from tropical to solidifying high pinnacles), serious days spent on your feet, and getting a charge out of the wonderful neighborliness of the Nepalese individuals and their interesting mountain towns: the annapurna circuit short trek 10 days you’ll spend on the trail are probably the most moving and testing you’ll ever undergo.

Furthermore, you can observe the diverse community settlements such as Brahmin, Chhetri, Tibetian sherpa, Thakali, Magars, Tamang, Gurung. You can see wild animals such as Himalayan Thar, Mountain Goat, Jackal, Leopards, Jackal, birds such as pheasant, long-tail birds among others.

Kaligandaki valley is the world’s deepest canyon, sided with giant Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain range. After crossing Thorong la, we skip some beautiful parts of the trek and fly out from Jomsom airport to Pokhara and drive to Kathmandu.

Thus, Thorong la recognizing the widest pass in the Himalayas located over the rocky moraine. Annapurna circuit elevation profile – Thorong La is the highest pass at 5,416m/17,710 feet above sea level. Due to Annapurna circuit difficulty, Thorong la pass is usually roamed in a counterclockwise direction.

annapurna lake trek

Is Annapurna Circuit still worth it?

Around the annapurna hikes is equally speaking as an Annapurna circuit trail. It has very good physical infrastructure like comfort lodges, nice and clean hotels with attached toilets…etc. Although the old classical trek route at Annapurna Circuit is slightly changing because of road construction, ACAP and the locals have been built the new track. The new Annapurna trekking trail goes through the typical villages but in most of the parts, you go along the roads. However, it is still very much worth doing even with vehicle road construction some parts along the way. New trails have been outlined and secrets of the Himalayas have the right routes to go for your holiday in Nepal.

Why annapurna circuit trek 10 days?

Fastest or quickest Ac trek is possible within 10 days. Furthermore, the short Annapurna Circuit Trek 10 Days is considered one of the most popular and classic trekking routes on earth. It will let you have enormous experiences of touring in the Annapurna Himalaya region of Nepal. An exciting journey takes us a wide range of fantastic panoramas of the Annapurna to Dhaulagiri range.

Annapurna circuit map for trekkers


what are the Annapurna mountain you see on annapurna circuit trek

On your journey exploring annapurna mountains, you can see most of the majestic mountains that are located in the Annapurna region. They are Mt.Manaslu (8,163 m), Mt.Annapurna II (7,937 m.), Mt.Annapurna III (7,555m), Mt.Annapurna IV (7,525m), and Tilicho peak (7,134m). Likewise, Tourists can perceive Mount Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Tukuche peak (6,920m), Mt.Annapurna south (7,219m), Mt.Nilgiri (7,041m) after crossing Thorong la. Furthermore, Mt.Annapurna Ist (8,091m) view is possible from the aircraft while you are flying from Jomsom to Pokhara airport.

Trekking in annapurna circuit in January and February is also possible but it totally depending upon the winter snowfall and changing the weather. The annapurna circuit solo trek is also possible but not recommended traveling clockwise the longer ascent and shorter descent from west to east is too much for many peoples to manage in one day. Most scenic Annapurna round trek is possible to explore at any time throughout the year.


Annapurna circuit trek 10 days itinerary details

The 10 days annapurna round trek itinerary is a classic hike compared to most walks in this region. The particular route is designed for globetrotters who wish to Thorong la pass hiking with an easy travel plan, take a look at this special itinerary on Annapurna Circuit Trek. However, if you are planning with limited time-wise? below travel itinerary would be the right choice.

01 Day Arrival at Kathmandu valley

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within breakfast plan. Our agent will give you information about quick ac trek programs.

02 Day Bus drive to Besisahar (760m/2,485 feet) – Dharapani (1,810m/5,937 feet), 10 hours.

Early morning, guide will come at 7.00 am in the morning to pick you up. We have 7 hours of driving to Besishar, 185 kilometers far from Kathmandu valley. On arrival at Besisahar, you will witness stunning snow caped mountain scenery. Besisahar is a gateway exploring Annapurna where to start lodge basis annapurna circuit trek.

Local jeep drive starts from Besisahar to Dharapani. It is a local jeep ride on a passenger collection basis. Want to rent a private jeep drive? (cost is USD 150 additional, maximum 7 person). However, the driving distance between Besisahar to Dharapani is 330 km and takes about 5 hours roughly. The length of time is depending on the road condition and traffic. The day begins with the off-road drive with a local jeep following the Marsyandi Rivers steadily uphill. We make a trail verse crossing a wide, flat valley. The trek journey starts up and down to Dharapani at 1,890 meters.

03 DayTrek to Chame (2,630m/8,600 feet), 5 hours.

Stone entrance Chorten typical of the Tibetan influenced villages. Bagarchhap is the typical flat-roofed stone houses of local Tibetans design along with the village surrounding with apple Orchards and maize fields.

chame, Manang

Trek continuing through forest, but near the river, to Kopar at 8,495 feet. As we reach the Chame, the headquarters of the Manang district, you can get a fine view of Annapurna II as you approach Chame & two small hot springs by the town. Along with the circuit trek route, tourists can introduce to a local community said to have migrated from Tibet a long time past, noticeable from their different features.

04 DayPisang village trek (3,300m/10,791 feet), 6 hours.

The day starts through deep forest in a steep and narrow valley, crosses a river on a long bridge. Continuously cross another bridge at 9,971 feet, from where the view of the soaring Paungda Danda rock face really begins to appear. From there the trail joins to climb to Pisang, which sprawls between 3200 to 3300 meters. Undergo manangis lifestyles and tonight we stay at Upper Pisang.

05 DayTrek to Braga village (3,475m/11,398 feet), 7 hours.

The trail leads you through the drier upper part of the Manang district, cut off from the full effect of the monsoon by the Annapurna Range. People of this region herd the yaks & raise crops for part of the year. They also continue to enjoy special trading rights gained way back in 1784.

pisang, Manang

We have alternate pathways north and south of the Marsyandi River. The southern route goes to Humde airport at 3,325 meters which involves less climbing than the northern route via Ghyaru, though there are better views on the trace that follows the northern bank of the river. Hikes through the past the picturesque but partially hidden village of Braga at 3,475 meters near the center point of Manag.

06 Day Manang Trekking (3,5519m/11,542 feet), 1 hour only (Acclimatization day).

Hike about 1 hour to reach at the main downtown of Manang village. As today, is an acclimatize day, you can rest to save energy but we recommend you to spend doing some fine walks to Gangapurna viewpoint and Gangapurna glacier and return. That helps your body to acclimatize properly. There are many things to do in Manang. You can also visit ice lake… the more information, you can find in Annapurna circuit trek 10 days blog on our home page.

ice lake hikes

07 DayYak Kharka hiking (4,050m/13,244 feet), 4 hours only.

Trek leads through cultivated potatoes land with majestic landscapes around Tanki Manang. Reaching at Gunsang lodges, trail makes an ascent of nearly 500 meters to the Yak Kharka. Yak Kharka lodge locating at an altitude in 4,000 meters where the many yaks and vegetation steadily more sparse.

08 DayThorong Phedi trek (4,450m/14,552 feet), 3 hours roughly.

After ascending for two hours the trail descends to cross the river at 4,310 meters. Climb up to Thorong Phedi at 4,450 meters passing one of the most dangerous stone slides area. There are good guest houses and offers very good foods, Bakery, as well as Internet and telephones facilities.

thorong la phedi lodge
09 DayThorong la pass (5,416m/17,710 feet) – Descend to Muktinath Temple, 8 hours.

Today is challenge day rather than others. We begin our trip very early in the morning. At sunrise, as we need to set out early to complete the crossing of the Thorong la at 5,416 meters. The trail is steep right from the start, but with a slow and steady pace, we should reach the thorong la summit in 4 hours of hiking.

thorong la

From Thorong la to Muktinath trek takes about another 4 hours downhill walk from Thorong la Annapurna mountain. Prayer flags and hot tea await us as we reach the highest point of our trek route. Our descent to Muktinath is long, also stressful because of walking over the snowy slopes. But the border Himalayas and the Dhaulagiri family are simply amazing. Muktinath Temple has a large settlement with several lodges installed in modern facilities.

10 DayJomsom Bazaar hiking (2,713m/8,872 feet.), 4 hours.

Majestic view with the mustang landscapes makes your journey just amazing. Descending from Muktinath to Jomsom is much easier to ascend. First, we climb to the Lubra Danda and walk down to the Lubra village, one of the picturesque Thakali villages. In addition, The journey offers a superb view of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche, and other surrounding snow-capped peaks just next to you. The wide and flat sandy trail goes along the kali Gandaki riverbanks leads to the district headquarters of Mustang. Jomsom bazaar stays with nice lodges and hotels within 24 hours of hot showers and a good meal will allow for a quick recovery after today’s long and difficult excursion.

11 DayFly to Pokhara (25 minutes) & drive to Kathmandu valley, 7 hours

jomsom flightAll the Jomsom flights are available during the morning time cause after 9 AM windstorm starts. A strong breeze blows during and after and frequent changes in the weather prevent flights from landing and taking off in the afternoon. The distance between Jomsom to Pokhara is 62 km, likewise, the road distance is 146.1 km.

In addition, Pokhara to Jomsom flight price Nrs 4,500 (Nepali), Nrs 5500 for Indian, and US$ 125 for other nationals. Kathmandu to Jomsom flight ticket price is Nrs 6,000 (Nepali), Nrs 9,000 for Indian, and US$ 210 for other nationals for a single way. And returning airfare from Jomsom to Kathmandu is also the same. During the flights in the morning, the skies look very clear which allows you to enjoy splendid views of different mountain peaks.

As soon as we land at Pokhara airport, then we take a bus back to Kathmandu. The bus drive takes about seven hours roughly. After a little refreshment, drop you at the international airport for your further flights.


How much does the annapurna circuit trek 10 days cost?

The cheap hikes at annapurna circuit trek 10 days cost USD 845 per person. But of course, the comfort or luxury annapurna circuit trip price will vary according to group size. Taking flights to and from Pokhara saves your time and riding buses reduces the trip expenses.

For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu round trip airfare, 3 stars category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and 2-star hotel standard accommodation in Pokhara (BB plan) with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discounts and attractive complimentary.

Standard Annapurna circuit trekking 10 days cost include:

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
  • 2 nights Twin sharing Tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast plan.
  • Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
  • Bus transfer from Kathmandu – Besisahar and from Pokhara – Kathmandu as describe above on travel plan.
  • Domestic flight : Jomsom to Pokhara airfare with applicable domestic airport departure tax.
  • Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis.
  • Annapurna Conservation area permits and TIMS permits for Trekking tours
  • Local jeep ride transportation Besisahar to Dharapani (passenger collection basis) as per itinerary.
  • All land transportation as per written on above itinerary.
  • Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
  • Medical and travel acedential insurance of Nepali trek guide and porters.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.

Cheap Annapurna circuit trekking 10 days cost excludes:

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above
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Trip Date




Sept 10, 2021 – Sept. 21, 2021
USD 845
Sept 20, 2021 – Oct 01, 2021
USD 845
Oct. 05, 2021 – Oct. 16, 2021
USD 845
Oct. 25, 2021 – Nov. 06, 2021
USD 845
Nov. 10, 2021 – Nov. 21, 2021
USD 845
Nov. 20, 2021 – Dec. 01, 2021
USD 845
Nov. 30, 2021 – Dec. 11, 2021
USD 845
Dec. 10, 2021 – Dec. 21, 2021
USD 845
Feb 20, 2022 – March 03, 2022
USD 845
March 10, 2022 – March 21, 2022
USD 845
March 20, 2022 – April 01, 2022
USD 845
April 05, 2022 – April 16, 2022
USD 845
April 10, 2022 – April 22, 2022
USD 845
April 25, 2022 – May 07, 2022
USD 845
May 05, 2022 – May 16, 2022
USD 845

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Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure. Provide us your flight details. Our representative will come to pick you up at Kathmandu international airport on your arrival.

Question: Do I need the experience to do 10 days annapurna circuit treks?

Answer: Actually Not ! But it is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a lightweight day pack. For this trekking, if you have about a little experience would be better.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on express annapurna circuit trekking 10 days?.

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with a cozy bed with a nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect on this trek?.

Answer: All the guest houses/lodges in Annapurna trekking, they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)

The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.

Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along express Annapurna circuit 12 days travel?.

Answer: There are many Annapurna Guesthouses along with the trek routes, they have a shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying. However, if you are camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take a bucket shower.

Question: How do I get drinking water on AC express 14 days trek?

Answer: During the annapurna circuit trek 10 days route there are all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you with boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal tap water is possible to find along the way.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?

Answer: During the lodge trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair in case. Remember to bring your adapters! An extra battery will be recommended.

Question: Is there any communication facilities on the express Annapurna circuit trek 14 days?

Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.

Question: Can I use credit cards on circuit annapurna hike?.

Answer: No. You need to have cash Nepali rupees along the hikes to maintain your daily expenses. Because credit cards don’t work in mountain lodges. You can use credit cards only in bigger cities like Pokhara and Kathmandu towns.

Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payment terms?

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last minute reservations.

And regarding the deposit, we prefer a 20% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on the express annapurna circuit lodge trek 12 days?.

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carries a maximum of 25 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?.

Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.

Question: Is it possible to rent a guide? how to hire a local trek guide for 12 days?.

Answer: Yes of course. If you are not happy to go with the complete around the Annapurna trek package trip, still you can hire our expert guide to make your holiday tour safer. However, visit a guide and porter hire or email us for your detail travel inquiry.

Question: What about hike poles, do I need?

Answer: It is better to hike with walking poles. Learn how to use trekking poles for balance and stability, whether on the sidewalk or on trails. Walking poles can help prevent slips and falls. They are just recommended but not compulsory.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?.

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on trek.

10 days annapurna circuit trek review

Annapurna Circuit trekking

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Ammar Raj Guni is a perfect and very reliable agent for arranging your trekking. He has also much experience as a guide, so he always knows where he is talking about. His prices are really competitive. His calculations were transparant, our trek was some days longer then arranged, but at the end we got no unexpected costs. He works with local people from the small villages and he treats them very socially. So during the two days we stayed at his house, we felt ourselves very comfortably. I strongly recommend his agency if you’re visiting Nepal. – Doreleijers Hendrikus, Geldrop, The Netherlands.

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Gokyo has done a wonderful job in making our hiking trip a success. Ammar was very helpful and responsive in our planning stage by addressing most of our concerns and followed up closely with our group.

Shreeram was assigned to us as our guide and we were so lucky to have him. We were well taken care of throughout the trek. Shreeram was always checking up on us and making sure we were doing ok. He was attentive to our needs and always willing to accommodate us. He was observant and quick to solve our minor issues along the way, i,e my shoes were almost broken on Day 1 (i din’t even notice) but he noticed it and immediately super glued it during lunch and now my shoes are stronger than before! Most importantly, we felt safe and comforted throughout the trek.

Credits to the entire team including our 2 strong and fast porters Dev & Surendra for bringing us across Thorong La Pass and back down to Kathmandu safely with our bags. I am very happy with Gokyo Treks services. The itinerary was well organized and flexible according to our pace. Guide/porters were super chilled and fun people to hang with! We had so much fun together! This trip was filled with wonderful scenery and epic trails because we had experienced and capable people to guide and advise us along the way. Thank you!, Lee Janey, Quala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Annapurna Circuit Trek 10 days

100% 5 star based on – 310 Based on TripAdvisor Reviews

Gokyo Treks were responsive and professional from start to finish, and I couldn’t recommend them more. If you are looking to hike in the region, they will go the extra lengths to accommodate for your specific needs.

Special thanks goes out to Rajesh – our super guide. He was everything we could have asked for from a guide; attentive, knowledgeable, kind, sociable. He made the 10 days that much more enjoyable for us and his infectious passion for the mountains elevated the experience up another notch. – Daniel Cheng and Team, Canberra, Australia

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Annapurna Circuit Trek

100% 5 star based on – 310 Based on TripAdvisor Reviews

Gokyo Treks was really affordable and easy to liaise with. We texted Ammar on a regular basis prior to the trip to clarify details, and he was always very responsive. The guides and porters catered to our needs and the side treks that we wanted to go for, but they were also wary about our safety and were honest with the risks involved. The guides took good care of our meals, and made sure we were well enough when we fell ill from the cold and AMS. They were really awesome! Thank you Bishnu, Sabin and Bir. Highly recommend!, – Grumpy Cheng, Singapore.

Annapurna circuit trek 12 days highlights

  • Picturesque villages, turbulent river gorges with nice waterfalls.
  • Visit old Buddhist monastery in Braga village – Explore beautiful Manang village
  • Thorong La 5,416m is highest and widest pass of this valley offers awesome view of whole annapurna massive.
  • Pilgrimage Muktinath town, Jomsom eco Museum, view of Dhaulagiri Ice-fall, The world deepest Kali Gandaki gorge.

The best Annapurna circuit trek 10 days note for traveler

The 10 days annapurna circuit trek information stated above is just a guideline. However, the trip is possible to customize at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport, or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary during on trip.

It is, however, very incredible that the itinerary would be extensively altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

“What makes Annapurna circuit trek 10 days special?”

Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet. You just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained, and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.

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