Annapurna Circuit Trek (Flight from Jomsom-Pokhara)-23 Days 23 Days

USD $1550/Person
Trip Code : KAT/ANA01
Accomodation : Lodge and Guest house
Duration : 23  Days
Grading : Moderate Difficult
Max Altitude : 5416
Activity : Natural wonders
Starts at : Kathmandu
End at : Kathmandu


Khumbu Alpine travel has made two kinds of trip to Annapurna Circuit. One is flight back by Plane from Jomsom and another is  whole round by walk.The Annapurna Circuit trek part 1 is  trip with flight back from Jomsom.It   is anti clockwise round of Annapurna region. Our trip Starts from Kathmandu by Vehicle drive to Place called Besisahar .These days the vehicle roads are available place till 5 days of walk from Besisahar but  because of rough track we prefer to walk with exploring and enjoying natural beauties as well as local customs and culture. From Besisahar our trip begins within the Annapurna mountain range of central Nepal.This is the long trek for travellers . The trek rises to an altitude of 5,416m on the Thorung La pass, touching the edge of the Tibetan plateau. Our trail follows the  Marsyangdi river all the way to Manang, trekking trails are filled with lush vegetations  and fields.After acclimatized in Manang our trip move forward towards Tilicho Lake which is highest located lake. After  16 days of  soft  walk on the beautiful trail that leads us to the Thorong La Pass, one of the highest passes in the mountain. Crossing the Thorangla passs and descend  down to Muktinath  temple is sacred to both  hindu and buddhist people with wonder of  amazement at the presence of 108 small waterfalls and mysterious natural gas fires. Our final destination will be Jomsom before flight to Pokhara following through beautiful desert valley called khagbeni.After 20 minutes of  short but very spectacular flight takes us all the way down the Kali Gandaki Valley with great views of Niligiri and Dhaulagiri from Jomsom take us to beautiful city Pokhara. If our flight done early, Pokhara is city where you can get lot of things to explore and many activities  to do such as Paragliding, Bunjee Jumping, Zip flyer,Boating, sightseeing around city. After having done all , we will fly back to  Kathmandu for departing to  home land.


  • City tour of Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Flight From Jomsom with beautiful scenery
  • Muktinath Temple ( Significance for both buddhist and hindus
  • Thorang la pass ( 5416 Mtr)
  • Tilicho Lake ( Highest located lake in the world)
  • Histories, cultures, tradition and life style of himalayan people
  • Beautiful himalayan scenery


Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu and transfer to hotel (1400 Mtr/4592 Ft)

   Upon your arrival in Tribhuvan International Airort, Our  airport  representative will be there with name board  and drop us in hotel. After check in we may roaming out in Thamel,tourist hub in Kathmandu for some shoping of clothes or gears. . There will be a full trek briefing this evening .After that We will host the welcome dinner in excellent nepali restaurant.

Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and preparation for trek

    After the breakfast our city tour guide with luxury vehicle will come to pick you up for the city sightseeing of some UNESCO world heritage sites including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of PashupatiNath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (BouddhaNath) which is one of the largest stupas in the world  for  half day.After that your free time for leisure and gear preparation for the trek.( Exchanging the money,shopping, gear check etc)

Day 3: Drive to Besi Sahar and trek to Khudi (800 Mtr/2624 Ft)

Duration:  5 hours Drive to Besisahar then 2 hours trek
Walking Dis:  7 KM
Elevation Loss: 600 Mtr   

 Our journey begins today to western side of Nepal  by drive in Luxury vehicle  to Besisahar  for maximum 5 hours from Kathmandu along the Prithivi highway. The condition of highway is smooth.We will have the lunch before getting to BesiSahar in Bimalanagar.From besi sahar our trips begin with smooth walk up to Khudi in Marshyangdi river overnight stay in Khudi just 2 hours.

Day 4: Trek to BahunDanda(1100 Mtr/3608 Ft)

Duration:  6 hours trek
Walking Dis:  8 KM
Elevation gain: 300 Mtr   

 Easy start  from khudi along the Marshyangdi river with naturally beautiful scenery passing several villages, steep climb up to Bahudanda at the top of the formidable ridge. It is settlement of Gurung community, where we can explore the culture, tradition and lifestyle of people of western Nepal.

Day 5: Trek to Jagat(1300Mtr/4264 Ft)

Duration:  5 hours trek
Walking Dis:  7.5 KM
Elevation gain: 200 Mtr   
 Our day begins with descends, crossing the terrace,crossing the Marshyangdi river continue walk along the river.Now we meet the motor road  to go to Manang.Should always try to walk from hill side.After lunch steep climb with zigzag path with gradual up in some section. We get up to our camp for tonight.

Day 6: Trek to Taal(1700 Mtr/ 5576 Ft)

Duration:  5 hours trek
Walking Dis:  7.5 KM
Elevation gain :  500 Mtr   

 Our walk  begins with descend down for while to cross  the another suspension bridge over   Marshyangdi river again with  beautiful scenery and  a  range of gradients. We are in non motorable road now. We enjoy the walk along the river for while until we climb up in steep zigzag path  up to  beautiful valley of flat land  of Tal which is the first village of Manang district. Many spectacular waterfalls  are here to enjoy after the rain fall.

Day 7: Trek to Timang(2710 Mtr/8888 Ft)

Duration:  7 hours trek
Walking Dis:  14 KM
Elevation gain :  1010 Mtr 

We  past this flat  and wide valley , our track goes on  bank of the river , crossing to left side of river. Continue walk along the river gets up in Dharapani, from where the way to Mount Manaslu   starts. Crossing of several villages of typical flat roofed stone houses  with traditional chortens  ( Stupas) , our steps onwards to northward.Steep zigzag climbs begins  for 1.5 hours  to get to beautiful highland village Timang, from where we can explore the view of Mount Manaslu and beautiful landscape.

Day 8: Trek to Chame(2700 Mtr/8856 Ft)

Duration:  3hours trek
Walking Dis:  12 KM
Elevation loss :  10Mtr
Begins to walk in  forest  , gradual ascend  as usual , it takes 4 hours to get to this beautiful village , headquater of Manang district. From where  we can view the Mount Annapurna2, and there are two  hot spring  as well .

Day 9: Trek to Pisang(3300 Mtr/10824 Ft)

Duration:  6 hours trek
Walking Dis:  13.7 KM
Elevation gain :  600 Mtr 

Our start our journey ahead through  forest in steep and narrow valley, Crossing several  bridges.We  enter in different landscape with beautiful scenery of giant rock face ,some rocky mountains, we get up to this beautiful Pisang village in the flat land.

Day 10: Trek to Manang(3540 Mtr/11611 Ft)

Duration:  6 hours trek
Walking Dis:  13.7 KM
Elevation gain :  600 Mtr 

Now we really enter in different landscape , tree line is over, feels like dry. Todays walk up to Manang village is gradual up, No steeps  , no descents. We feel this landscape as another  land, another country as the tradition ,culture,lifestyle of the people of here are different. The mostly mouses are made stone and mud with flat roof top.

Day 11: Rest Day in Manang

      We walk up in some higher altitude for the acclimatization  and explore some local cultures, tradition .Remaining days for full rest. 

Day 12: Trek to Shiri Kharka(4060 Mtr/13316 Ft)

Duration:  5 hours trek
Walking Dis:  9 KM
Elevation gain :  520 Mtr   

Trail begins to steep climb passing out of  Manang to our journey to Tilicho lake.( Worlds highest located lake)  Crossing the bridge , Straight  ahead in steep slopes with great view of Mount Gangapurna,Annapurna IV,II. After  passing the khangsar village, the trail steeply past the Monastery and small stupas,mani walls through juniper and sea buckthorn  bushes we arrive in shiri Kharka where we spend the night before Tilicho lake.

Day 13: Trek to Tilicho Base Camp(4140 Mtr/13579 Ft)

Duration:  4 hours trek
Walking Dis:  6 KM
Elevation gain :  80 Mtr 
Our  journey begins after the breakfast crossing some streams,zigzags trail brings us in Tilicho basecamp.Where we spend night and enjoy the view of Tilicho Mountains and many others.

Day 14: Visit Tilicho Lake(4949Mtr/16232 Ft) and Trek to Shiri Kharka(4060 Mtr/13316 Ft)

Duration:  8 hours trek
Walking Dis:  12 KM
Elevation gain :  809  Mtr while in Tilicho lake
Elevation loss: 80 Mtr   

We have a day trip to Tilicho lake and  retrace the  trip to Shrikharka where we stayed on the way up.The path to the Tilicho starts quite early with walk on traverse onto a moraine,long climb up to Lake.After spending the memorial moments in Tilicho lakes and explore the views of surrounding mountains we steps downwards  towards Shrikarka.

Day 15: Trek to Yak Kharka(4000 Mtr/13120 Ft)

Duration:  5 hours trek
Walking Dis:  8 KM
Elevation Loss:  140  Mtr   

Today we follow the same trails that we took on the way up. The trail follows the Marshyangdi valley to the north, passing old khangsar and following the unmarked trail which will bring us in bridge over the marshyangdi river. The views of Annapurna III is amazing.Yak Kharka where we spend night.

Day 16: Trek to Thorang Phedi(4400 Mtr/14432 Ft)

Duration:  5 hours trek
Walking Dis:  10 KM
Elevation gain :  400  Mtr   

Our day starts with walking on  pastureland , which is grazing land for yaks, sheeps and horses. Our trails  goes on graudual  up , after crossing the suspension bridg should walk  in small trail in steep slopes gradually up all the way to Thorang phedi ( Basecamp) on terminal moraine,rocks  Which is the second last point before  crossing the Thorang Pass.

Day 17: Trek to Thorang High Camp(4850 Mtr/15908 Ft)

Duration:  2 hours trek
Walking Dis:  3 KM
Elevation gain :  450 Mtr 

 Not long walk but walking in altitude is much harder. Our day starts with steep climb up to Thorang highcamp which in 2 hours from Thorang Basecamp.Walk around in evening for some sunset views of beautiful mountain.

Day 18: Trek to Muktinath(3800 Mtr/12464 Ft)

Duration:  9 hours trek
Walking Dis:  15 KM
Elevation gain :566 Mtr while in Thorang La
Elevation Loss : 1050 Mtr   

Quite long day  as we going to cross over the Thorang la(5416 Meter). We begins our day  quite early after the breakfast.We climb up , the trails on the terminal moraine glacier all the way to the pass. Steep climb in some part, mostly zigzag, Normally the walk on glacier is much harder.Views are amazing from the summit of pass. We descent steep  down for three more hours to get in flat and normal track. Muktinath temple is one of the most popular sites for both hindusm and budhism where there is naturally burning fire, and 108 water flown tap.

Day 19: Trek to KakhBeni(2800 Mtr/9184 Ft)

Duration:  3 hours trek
Walking Dis:  7 KM
Elevation Loss : 1000 Mtr   

Easy walk after the late breakfast. We descent gradually  down  towards kaghbeni, one of the unique and beautiful settlement in the bank of Kaligandaki river in junction of way to upper mustang.It is too windy place in every time.

Day 20: Trek to Jomsom(2700 Mtr/8856 Ft)

Duration:  3 hours trek
Walking Dis:  10 KM
Elevation Loss : 100 Mtr   

 Easy walk in flat lands about 2 hours , we get to this beautiful Jomsom town.Our last night of the trek before flight to Pokhara.

Day 21: Flight to Pokhara

        After the breakfast, we will be transfer to airport for short  flight to Pokhara along the beautiful Annapurna Himalayan range.Pokhara is one of  the beautiful city of nepal , having lots of beautiful natural features as well as many kinds of adventure activities such as ultra light flying,boating, paragliding, bunjee jumping, Zip flying and so on. We can roam out for these varieties of activities in pokhara.

Day 22: Flight to Kathmandu

    After the breakfast, we will be again transfer to airport for the  flight to Kathmandu. Trip is over now, you can take your own time for shoppinp,sightseeing and relaxing in Kathmandu.Thamel area is full of shops and restaurants and coffee shops for those who want a more relaxing day.We will have the farewell dinner in typical  Nepali restaurant  with nepali cultural music and dances to celebrate the successful completion of our journey.

Day 23: Departure to home country

     Transfer to airport for final departure.

What's included

  • All airport/hotel pick ups and drops within Nepal
  • Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara
  • Flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • All trekking permits , TIMS card,Government and local taxes for the trek
  • All Meals (Breakfast , Lunch and DInner ) During the trek
  • 3 Star hotel accomodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable vehicle as per the itenerary
  • An experienced English speaking and government licensed trekking guide
  • Porter Services(2 Trekkers : 1 Porter)
  • Medical kit incase of Emergency
  • Insurance for Nepali Staffs
  • Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket for the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Staffs Cost including their Salary, food , accomodation and equipments

What's not included

  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • Personal Trekking gears
  • International Flight fare
  • Lunch and Dinner in the city , extra night accomodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival or late departure and early return from the trek due to any reason than the scheduled itenerary
  • Any rescue cost
  • Tips for Guide and Staffs
  • Personal Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses as phone calls, laundry , Bar, Battery charge, extra porter, shower and bottled or boiled water
  • Helicopter charter flight
  • Excess baggage charges ( can be carried only 15 Kg including in Airfare)

Good to Know

1) Physical Fitness
One should be physically fit  before to do the any trekking and mountaineering. It is long hike so without any training the first two/three days will tough for you. So some basic physical fitness like  squat, Mountain climbers ( which can be done in home),running,biking , stair climbing,and swiming will help lot to do trekking  in the mountains, so it is highly recommanded  2/3 months prior to your departure for the trekking or mountaineering.

(2)Foods and Drinks
While in the mountain,  it is highly recommanded you to drink plenty of fluids like water,soups, teas  as well as foods. We will provide the sufficient and hygiene food as per your choice in whole trek.However some private snacks as chocolates bars, cookies are also highly recommanded which you can take from kathmandu or you can buy on the way in lodges or in shops.

(3)Drinking water
One should drink at least 3-4 litres of water every day in order to get  hydrated the body which helps lot to be away from altitude sickness.Although bottled waters are not highly recommanded as well as we are environmentally sensitive. But   in Annapurna region the bottled mineral water is not in. We highly recommend you to carry the reusable water bottle and  buy boiled water in lodges/teahouse which also makes your sleeping bag very warm while going to bed, to use sterpin or take chlorine or iodine tablets  to purify the drinking water and there is facility of filtered water on the way  for Rs 50 Per litre( equivalent to 50 Cents).

(4)Best time to Travel
Spring ( Mar-May)and Autumn ( Sep- Nov) are  known as best months to trek in Nepal becuase of the stable clear dry skies which permits to enjoy the spectacular mountain views but mostly lodges, hotels and trails are busy and crowded. Spring season is pleasant and suitable with warm tempreture for trekking and climbing the big mountains as well. At this time in every mountain there will be groups to climbing and conquering the summits. Untill end of october, the tempreture will be mild cold. Weather will be stable with clear blue sky, dry at the same time you will get the chance to experience the many hidus festivals like dashain and Tihar. In spring the rhododendron forest covering the whole area in Annapurna basecamp and Gorepani area.Winter and summer are also good if you would prefer less crowdy, and ready to face the some challanges like snow, cold, and rain.Even in winter weather will always be clear but the these three months are coldest month of the year and sometimes snow falls. In Summer, It is very good to do trekking, tempreture will be warm, those who are keen to botanist, summer is the best but the due to unstable weather the views of mountains are very rare.

5) Altitude Sickness
Trekking in Annapurna circuit area   is one of the popular   trekking in world.In high altitude , the mass of oxygen will be less, so everyone feels difficult to breath as well as mild headache, dizziness etc.This is one of the biggest challanges in mountain.In the altitude, there are many rules to make our body adaptable to the  altitude. Acclimatization is one of the important factor  to adjust our body get used to the altitude. All our itineries are designed with proper acclimatization.The most important rules that we have to follow in altitude is walk slowly, keep drinking plenty of  fluids as water , soups etc to make our body hydrated, and keep our body warm. Our staffs and guide will always do their best  as they can, eventhough incase of any sickness,injury one should avoid their rest trip and should come down.

(6)Travel Insurance
It is compulsory to buy the proper travel insurance policy with genuine insurance company, it should cover the emergency helicopter evacuation as well as medical treatment incase of severe injury or sickness and Policy  should include coverage at the altitudes up to 5500 Mtr if you are doing just trekking and if you are doing mountaineering should be  6500 Mtr.

(7)Bag pack and duffel bag
Our duffel bag should be maximum 15kg including hand bag. Only the neccesary things should be packed and the stuffs which are not neccesary on trek will be stored in hotel in Kathmandu.One porter will carry max 30 Kg,among two clients one porter will be provided.

(8)Internet Connectivity and cell phone Signal
As per your arrival in Kathmandu airport, there you can buy nepalese Sim card ncell or you can buy anywhere around city. In Annapurna region  Ncell signal works for phone call as well as internet connectivity in  some part of places.But there is well facility of internet wifi in every teahouses or lodges so You can enjoy with  social media or connects with your family, friends or loved one.

(9)Road to Besisahar and  Flight to/ from Pokhara
For Annapurna Circuit trek Besishar is the entry gateway and Pokhara is ending point of    Annapurna circuit trek,It takes 5 hours to get to besisahar from kathmandu.We have an option to fly from Jomsom to Pokhara and From Pokhara to pokhara. There is motorable highway connection from Pokhara to kathmandu. It is absolutely  your choice to use either flight or vehicle. It takes only 35 minutes to get to Kathmandu. By road it takes 6-7 hours  from Pokhara to kathmandu.

In mostly places toilet are  common and need to use the same toilet  using by everyone else. Mostly place there may not be available of hand washing water, so highly recommend to take hand sanitizer by yourself and most importantly toilet papers or wet tissue paper should always  be in your day bag.

(11)TIMS and Conservation Area  permit
To enter in Annapurna region  you have to buy Annapurna conservation Area project (ACAP) entry  permit and TIMS permit,the cost will be included in trip cost.Your guide will manage everything. For that you have to provide  2 passport sized photos.

(12)Guiding and staffing
In Annapurna region average walk per day is 6-7 hours. Leisurely and pleasant guiding will definitely take you to destination.  More you gaining altitude more hard to walk. Only toughest day in this trek is to cross the Thorang la pass , that day we should start quiet early .Your experieced guide and porter will always be there to help you in every moment.Guide is the key factor for the every challanging in mountain so one should follow the instruction of guide pleasantly.Every day after dinner your guide will do brief about the next days trip.

(13) Budgeting
 Budegeting depends upon many factors specially in Kathmandu where there are too many choices.Hotels in Kathmandu include in trip cost on basis of BB plan. So average expenses per day in Kathmandu will be Rs 2000 for lunch and Dinner, if you prefer some other activities as  drinks, to do massage, or to go in bar/pub Rs 5000 ( equivalent to USD 50 ) is enough. On the trek, all the meals and hot drinks will be provided by company, Extra expeses as Hot shower, battery charging, wifi, boiled water for bottle, extra snacks  bars, Soft drinks and hard drinks should borne by  oneself,In average Rs 2000(eqivalent to 20 USD) is enough on the trek. Finally  few tipping is highly recomended and compulsory in the last day to your guide and porter as per your budgeting.

14)  Clothings and gears


    Warm Hat
    Face Mask / Muffler

Upper Body:

    Wind stopper/Waterproof Jacket
    Down Jacket
    Fleece Jacket/ trousers
    Woolen gloves/Water/wind proof gloves

Lower Body

    Trekking Trousers(light weight long Paint)
    wind stopper/waterproof Paint
    Fleece or woolen pants


    Thin Lightwear/heavy poly or wool Socks
    Trekking Boot
    Spare Shoes


    Medium Rucksack (50-70 Ltr)
    Small Day Pack
    Personal Medical Kit
    Water bottle
    Large Duffel bag
    Trekking Pole
    Spare batteries for Camera and Flash Light
    Hand Towel
    Head lamp with extra Batteries
    Sun Glasses with UV protection
    Suitcase (For stored in Kathmandu hotel for not needed   items for trek)



1)Why to go trekking in Annapurna circuit trek ?
Annapurna region in nepal is popular destination of trekkers and climbers from all over the world. Every year thousands of trekkers and climbers come to Annapurna region to explore the beautiful himalayan range as well as wonder natural beauties. The main attraction of this trek is Tilicho lake, Annapurna himalayan range, Muktinath temple and Thorang la pass (5416 Mtr). As we cross the Thorang la pass we reach to another district, the landscape and  geographical structure is totally  different.
2)What is the best seasons to trekking in Annapurna circuit trek ?
In Nepal, there are four different seasons such as Spring, Summer, Autumn and winter. Spring and Autumn are  most popular for trekking in  Nepal.But the best season of your travel might be differ as per your purpose and your suitable time for travelling in Nepal. You can read more about the most favorable seasons in our link below
3)What permit do I need for the Annapurna circuit ?
To enter in Annapurna area, we have to take several permits as follows.
1) Annapurna conservation area project permit
2) Trekking information and Management  services (TIMS)
4)How safe is Annapurna circuit trek?
Safety is our first concern. As we provide the experienced guides and leaders for the  particular trip who are well trained about the high altitude sickness, first aid ,friendly attitude and ability to provide useful and  important instructions. All our itineraries are designed  with proper acclimatization days in order to reduce the risk of altitude sickness. In every group we provide the first aid kit bag incase of any injury and emergency.We make the proper decision according the regular updated weather report, if there is any chances of big snow falls or stroms, we decide and do the action as per the situation.
5)How is the lodging and fooding facilities in Annapurna Circuit ?
Along the trail to Annapurna circuit , there are  well facilited lodges are available with various types of foods. We provide you  three meals a day with  your own choice. We always provide the seasonal fruits as well. We always book in lodges with well management and facilities. if you buy single supplementory package you will get single room. But  single rooms are very hard to get, sometimes we should share with another person/group.
6)Is there any internet wifi and phone call facility on the way?
After your arrival in Kathmandu airport, we recommand to buy One ncell sim card. In Annapurna circuit region, Ncell works  in some parts, but internet services is available in every lodges.
7)Can I use the forieng currency and Credit cards on the way in any shop or Lodge?
You can pay by oriegn currency as well, but the exchange rate will not be same as Kathmandu, so we recommand you to exchage the money in kathmandu and take a nepalese Rupees. In annapurna region credit cards are accepted only in some place.
8)What is the normal tempreture in spring and Autumn season?
Spring season starts from March, but until third week  of march tempreture will still be cold even in day time. But actually tempreture depends on weather, if weatheris  mild tempreture ranges from 10-15 Degree Centigrate.If the weather is clear, days will be warm.After the April it will be warm with sunny weather. Especially in Morning and Evening  time will be little cold.
Autumn season starts from September, September will still be warm even the weather is not good. From october normally in morning and everning will be cold.

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