• Trek Duration
    10 Days + –
  • Accomodations
    Tea House Trek
  • Max Altitude
    5416 Meters
  • Trekkers Numbers
    1-18 but Flexible
  • Best Time of Year
    Spring and Autumn
  • Trek Difficulty
  • Price: 499 or + –

Overview of the Annapurna circuit trek 10 days

Annapurna circuit trek for 10 days is a great adventure holiday that you can do in Nepal’s most beautiful Annapurna regions. The classical Annapurna circuit trek used to be 20 days or more longer but now due to accessibility of the road, it can be done even in 10 days. This is very good for the hikers who have a short period of time in Nepal but still want to do the Annapurna circuit trek in 10 days. Annapurna circuit trekking 10 days starts after the drive to Chame. This means you will miss the villages like Nyadi, Bahundanda, Syange, Jagat, Tal, Dharapani, Bagarchap, Danaq, and Timanag plus the diversified landscape of the lower altitude of the Annapurna circuit trek. These days trekkers can reach Chame in 1 day from Kathmandu and the next day they can start their trek. In this beautiful 10 days, Annapurna circuit trekking hikers can see Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, and Tilicho with the height of 7940 Meters, 7,555 Meters, 7,525 Meters, 7,4555 Meters, 7,134 Meters, and many other peaks.

Due to fewer days on the Annapurna circuit, hiking for 10 days is quite challenging due to the less timing. Hikers can enjoy the spectacular scenery of the mountain ranges, glacial lakes, glaciers, yak pastures, mountain terrains and many others. Thorong la pass is the ultimate destination of the 10 days Annapurna circuit. 8-9 hours of tough hikes through the base of throng peaks takes you to the Muktinath of Mustang. Frequent weather change that occurs on the trekking trails may happen on the trek so trekkers need to be careful and well prepared for this. Hotels around the trekking trails are very good and offer delicious food and comfortable beds on trekking so hikers no need not worry. Nepal Trek Hub offers Annaurna circuit trek for 10 days to the trekkers who seek adventure journeys in Nepal in a short span of time.

Annapurna circuit trek 10 days facts

Duration:8 Trek days, 1 day drive back to Kathmandu
1 Day to go trek
Max. elevation:5416 M/17, 769 Feets Thorong la
Elevation gain/loss10,100 m (33,136 ft)
Length of Trekking trail distanceApprox 131 kilometres (81 miles)
StartNgadi, Chame, Dharapani
EndsPokhara, Tatopani or Jomsom
Best Time:Spring and Autumn Season
Permits:TIMS and ACCAP Permits
AccommodationTea House

Annapurna Circuit trek 10 Days highlights

  • Scenic drive to Besi Sahar and thrilling drive to Chame, you can see the unique landscapes, waterfalls, and different villages around the roads.
  • Mt. Manaslu, Mt.Manaslu North, and Himalchuli from Timag and Chame are very fascinating. Nice hike through the pine forest to the Chame.
  • Hot springs bath in Chame and clear view of the Lamjung Himal.
  • Walking through the biggest apple farm of Nepal, where you can enjoy the apple products, bakery, and coffee with an outstanding view of Annapurna II 7940 Meters.
  • Outstanding view of the Mountain ranges through the Dhukurpokhari, Lower Pisang, and Upper Pisang.
  • Trekking to the Manag though the gyaru allows you to have an outstanding view of the Annapurna ii 7940 Meters, and from Gyaru, you can see Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna, and Tilicho peak
  • The adventure hike to the Ice Lake offers a better view than anywhere else of Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, and Tilicho with the height of 7940 Meters, 7,555 Meters, 7,525 Meters, 7,4555 Meters, 7,134 Meters, and many other peaks. It is the best way to Acclimatize for the Thorong La pass.
  • Crossing the throng la pass with the super cool view of the Yak Kawang, Throng peaks, and many other mountains around the trekking to Muktinath. This is one of the tough days in the entire trek

    Annapurna circuit trek best time/seasons

    Annapurna circuit trek can be very memorable if you do it on best time/seasons. It is a very important consideration that you should do before you start your trek, time in Nepal is really matters on your adventure here in Annapurna circuit trek. Look Below what the temperature, the scenery looks like.

    Autumn Seasons

    This is the very best time to Trek here in Annapurna circuit. The weather at this time is generally the best weather of a year. Most of the days are sunny. It is the main season you will see many tourists along the route. This is also a festival time in Nepal, Down in a valley you would see people they celebrate a festival. In Nepal, this month is also known as neither cool nor hot month

    Spring Seasons

    This month is considered as a second-best season to trek in Nepal. This is before summertime so it is very hot and humid in the down valley and southern part of Nepal. But it does not impact you because you would go to Mountain. This is also known as a flowering season, elevation from 2000 Meter to 3000 Meter you can see, different types of rhododendron flowers and magnolia, not only this you would also see many plants get the different flower. Generally this time the sky is clear, but sometimes in the evening cloudy. This is also second-best time to visit Annapurna circuit

    June, July, August and September

    This is month is also known as a rainy season in Nepal. It rains a lot, the sky is cloudy, very less chance to see the mountain. Leeches, flood and landslides are common in this month. This is not a good time to do Annapurna circuit trek.

    January and December

    These months, generally it’s cold months of the year. Most of the tourist doesn’t do any adventure activities. Doing trek on this month is very difficult because of the cold environment snowfall rainfall and sometimes hell-storm as well. The sky is cloudy So you cannot see the beautiful view. For the comprehensive information go to Annapurna circuit trek best time

    Annapurna circuit trek map

    There are many types of Annapurna circuit trek map which you find in market. These maps are published by a different publisher, It also differs as per publisher. If you buy the map in Kathmandu, there are many publishers maps you can find, literally Nepal Map House, Himalayan Map house are two very popular maps in Nepal. If you want to get the big scale map it is little costly than normal. you can choose as per your wish but make sure that proper information on the map, Such as distance in KM, Time in Hours. We advise you to take the float-able map which can go anywhere in the bag or even in the pocket. You can get Annapurna circuit trek map free from us after you book the trip with us. We provide you when you arrive here in Nepal on your trip preparation day.

    Annapurna circuit trek 10 Days itinerary

    Annapurna circuit trek 10 days itinerary is set up here on the page. but this itinerary can be modified with your time and interest. We are happy to modify the plan as your request. 

    • Day 01: Drive to Chame 2600 Meters from Kathmandu 1350 Meters and stay overnight at Chame.

      The Annapurna circuit trek 10 days starts from the Driving to Besi Sahar from Kathmandu. It is 170 Km from Kathmandu. The road goes through the beautiful countryside. Trekkers can see the Trisuli and Marshyandri rivers while going to Besi Sahar. The Besisahar is a small city plus it is a gateway to the Annapurna circuit.
      Once we reach Besisahar we take the jeep to drive the Chame. The road to Chame is not that good but you can see the very beautiful view of the villages that lie on the trails of the Annapurna Circuit. Driving above the deep Marshyandri river with the view of the multiple waterfalls and river stream. Mountains can be seen from the different places along the driving route to Chame. It is about full day driving, so we reach Chame by 8 o clock in the evening if we start around the 7:00 AM.

    • Day 02: Drive to Besisahar by bus and again drive to Ngadi

      It is the first day and easy day of the trek because the trail is pretty easy today. from Chame, our trek goes to the Pisang village 3200 Meters. The Pisang village is the place from where trekkers can see the superb view of the Mt Annapurna II 7940 Meters.
      The trek goes through the bank of the Marshyandri river inside the pine forests. There are an apple garden and bakery in Bhartang. There is a suspension bridge before reaching the Dhukur Pokhari. From Dhukur Pokhari you can see the view of the Annapurna II, Paunga Danda, Pisang Peak, and the Pisang Village. 1 hour from here to reach the Final destination Pisang which is divided into the Upper and Lower Pisang. Trekkers can choose their spot for the night.

    • Day 03: Nagdi to Chamje 1400 M, 6-7 Hours  

      As our trek begins today it is quite hot to walk in lowland, the rice fields and forest we pass to reach the Bahundanda, Then the trail descend down to Syaange. We do lunch Here. From here to Chamje it takes about 2 hours to reach.

    • Day 04: Chamje to Dharapani 1900 M, 6-7 Hours

      Our day starts with the descent down to the river, crossing the bridge we walk the bank of the Marshyandri river,   then the trail climb rocky mountain following the Marsyandi Rivers steadily uphill to Tal at 1675 meter,  Tal is the first village of the Manang district. This is a very nice village to do lunch. Now the trail becomes easier because the road keeps continuing up to Karche after Tal village.  from here you cross the bridge then continue following the crossing river you reach Dharapani

    • Day 05: Dharapani to Chame village 2630 M, 6-7 Hours

      This is the Junction of two trekking trails. Manaslu and Annapurna trail joins here. We need to walk with Road until Bagarchap.  Here in this village people are construction meaning hydropower projects.  some farmer has a fishing pond as well. We climb with trekking trail to Timang.  this is of mount Manaslu and many other peaks. The trekking trail becomes easier and reaches Chame.

    • Day 06: Chame to Pisang village 3300 M, 6-7 Hours  


      Early In the morning, you can see the view of Lamjung Himal from Chame. After breakfast, the trail is with the road until the Dukurpokhari 3-4 Hours walk. You do lunch here. You can go to either lower Pisang or upper Pisang from here. Overnight at Lower Pisang

    • Day 07: Lower Pisang to Manang 3540 M, 7-8 Hours

      First of all, you cross the Marsyandi River. Then there is a small road to Gyaru. We keep walking until there is a river appears. On the way, you can see a small but very beautiful lake. Now you need to climb very steeply which might take 1.30 hours. Here is a small viewpoint from here people can see Annapurna iii, Annapurna ii, Annapurna iv, Gangapurna, and Tilicho lake. Locals are waiting for the trekkers to sell their bread and tea. The trail is now easier as it goes all the way forest to Ngwal. You do lunch here then descend down to valley you will reach Braga and Manag afterward.

    • Day 08: Acclimatization day at Manang Village 3540 M

      This is our acclimatization day. You have many options to hike here to keep your body acclimatize, some hikers hike to Gangapurna Lake and onward, and some hike to Ice Lake. You can choose one of these depending on your wish.

    • Day 09: Manag to Yak Kharka 4050 M, 5-6 Hours  

      As you check the permit here the Trek goes through the cultivated land of Tanki Manang.  A beautiful view of Tilicho Peak can be seen from here. you make the climb steadily through Tenki Manang to Gunsang, leaving the Marsyandi Valley. The trail climbs an ascent of nearly 500 meters to the Yak Kharka. It is located at 4050 Meter.

    • Day 10: Yak Kharka to Thorong  high Camp 4850 M, 6-7 Hours

      Today you start your hiking from yak Kharka. A yak pasture the trail gently climbs onwards to Thorong Phedi 4450 Meter. There is some area where you need to very be careful because of stone fall. You can have lunch here or can have a couple of cups of tea and coffee to strengthen your stamina. Now the trail is very steep and full of the moraine, continually hiking 1.30 Hour you can reach Throng High Camp.

    • Day 11: Thorong High camp to Muktinath (Thorong la pass day), 3800 M, 9-10 Hours

      The most challenging day of the trek is today. Generally, trekkers start their trek early around 4:00 clock to 5:00 o clock. The early you start the better for you. As you are already on very high land it is quite harder for you to gear up. As you use it, it would be quite easier for you. The way to Thorong is not so steep. the trail climbs slowly but gradually up. On the way to Thorong La pass, you can also take the tea and coffee in the shop. It is generally 3 Hours climb to Thorong La pass. As you arrived at Thorong la pass, it is windy and cold here. You can see the mountain on the mustang side. The trail is now to go down. All the way down to Muktinath. Overnight at Muktinath

    • Day 12: Muktinath to Tatopani (1,190m/3,891 ft), 7 hrs

      As you finish the walk, today you will take the local bus to Tatopani. The bus stop often for local people to come in and go down. You can see the village like Jomsom. Syang, Marpha, Kalopani, Kobang, Ghasa, Dana and finally to Tatopani. It is quite adventure driving because of a local bus. After you arrive at Tatopani you can enjoy the hot spring here.

    • Day 13: Tatopani to Ghorepani 2875 M, 7-8 Hours

      Leaving the Tatopani, then climbing to Durbin danda is another unique experience you feel today, as you walk down the valley it is quite hot and humid. The view of the green village is awesome, you would see rice field and different types of fruit in the village, this is pretty nice to walk you would cross Sikha, Ghara, Chitre and then finally to Ghorepani.

    • Day 14: Hike to Poon Hill then trek to Tikhedhunga 1500 M, then drive to Pokhara 4-5 Hours

      Early morning today you will trek to Poon Hill 3210 meters to see the splendid view of Mt. Annapurna range, this is one of the best viewpoints of Nepal of mountain panorama. As you come down to Ghorepani you would do breakfast. After breakfast, we trek descent down to Tikhedhunga and drive to Pokhara

    • Day 15:Drive to Kathmandu

      The morning we’ll drive back through the scenic countryside and during the route will stop for breakfast and lunch. It takes 7 hours back to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu, the guide will transfer to the hotel and rest of the day relax or explore the surrounding areas and overnight at the hotel.

    • Day 16: Departure from Kathmandu

    Annapurna circuit trek cost includes

    • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
    • 2 night’s twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu
    • One Night Hotel in Pokhara
    • Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
    • Guest house basis trekking accommodation while on trekking days
    • Tourist Bus transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu for guest and guide.
    • Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis
    • Annapurna conservation Area Project Permits
    • Seasonal Fruits if possible
    • First Aid Box
    • TIMS Permit
    • All land transportation as per written on above itinerary
    • Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs

    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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    Personally, I like to engage a local guide when trekking especially in unfamiliar places (this was our group’s first time in Nepal as well as doing such a long trek!), because I’d like to think that the local guides know the ins and outs of the trail better; making sure safety is the utmost priority while not compromising on the view and experience. More on Tripadvisior

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    One fine day in 2019, a group of 5 of us from the concrete jungle that is Kuala Lumpur got together and decided to take the leap into the unknown – a multi-day trek in the Himalayas. Our chosen route was the well-known Annapurna Circuit, a trail encircling the Annapurna Massif in the Nepal section of the Himalayas.
    This being the first time we were undertaking such a trip, we were naturally a little apprehensive and unsure of what to expect. However, we need not have worried at all. The team assigned to the 5 of us comprised of Shreeram (guide and founder of Nepal Trek Hub) as well as Dev and Surendra (charming young brothers who acted as our porters) – and the three of them were the best that we could have dreamed of. More on Tripadvisior

    The road construction and Annapurna circuit trek

    Recent years, the road has been building in Annapurna region, This has shifted the trekking trail as well as trekking villages as well. To avoid the road trekkers should go through NATT (New Annapurna Trekking Trail) Trail, Road construction has shortened the trek but, you can avoid this using NATT Trail. For Example, there is Lalupate trekking trail that starts from Besisahar and reaches Tal Village. The original taste of trek remains same, yes, of course, sometimes you need to walk through the Besishar-Manag Road which is normal. After road built a lot of mountain riders ride by cycle in Annapurna circuit trail. Mustang and Manag are the best area of Nepal to do Mountain Biking.

    How does Annapurna circuit trek go?

    Annapurna circuit trek or Annapurna circuit hike generally starts at Ngadi Bazaar. Nowadays there is a road so you can shorten your itinerary up to 10 days which is very minimum. As long as the trek moves on you will enjoy the spectacular view of the Mt Manaslu Range and Mt Manaslu 8,153 M (from Dharapani to Chame). Natural Hot Springs are there on Chame to enjoy. From Chame to Onwards till the Thorong la pass you will see the Mt Annapurna Range Mountains. Acclimatization is very essential for you to acclimatize and you will do it on Manag. After you cross the Thorong la pass you will reach the most unique colourful landscape area of Nepal Mustang. Following the Kali Gandaki River, you will descend down and reach Poon Hill to see the 360 Degree View of the Mt Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Range.

    Thorong La pass on Annapurna circuit trek

    Many of the trekkers hikers say Thorong la pass trek for the Annapurna circuit trek. The reason is the Annapurna circuit trek crosses the one of the High Pass of the Himalayas that is Thorong la pass 5416 Meters. Thorong la pass is named because the trail passes the base of the Thorong peak 6100 Meters. The Thorong peak is just on the right side of the Thorong La pass. Trekkers need more stamina to pass the Thorong la because it is elevated at the 5,416 Meters. Trekkers can either start from Thorong Phedi 4600 meters or Thorong High Camp 4800 Meters. It takes 4-5 hours to reach the top of the Thorong La pass. The trail to Thorong la pass is not that difficult. It goes accent slowly and gently by crossing the multiple zig-zag and this is the most difficult part of the Annapurna circuit hike.

    Frequently asked question Regarding Annapurna circuit trek

    Here we have noticed some question from the trekkers before they go to Trek, We have put some answer here, if this does not satisfy your answer please do question us

    Which is the Annapurna circuit trek best time?

    October, November and March, April is the best time to trek here on Annapurna circuit, However May, September and December till 15 You can do, if you are lucky enough, you can see the good view of Annapurna Himalayan Range. For more deatails go through the Annapurna circuit trek best time

    How long walk per day and how difficult is walk on Annapurna circuit trek

    You are required to walk 6-7 Hours per day, It is easy walk however there is not so much stairs that makes annoy to you while you walk. But the trails has so much ups and down.

    What kind of accommodation is available in Annapurna circuit trek

    There are normal tea houses, the Himalayan houses has used wood alot for insulation, which is warm, the bed are quite comfortable because they have a foam mattress. For Bathroom you will have a shared bathroom and toilet also shared.

    Is there WIFI on Annapurna circuit trek

    Now most of the Tea houses they have a WIFI, The wifi works not that fast but you can stay on touch with your friend and family.

    Is there Hot Shower Available on Annapurna circuit trek?

    Yes, The house organize you hot shower, most of the place they have a gas Shower, which they charge you per person, per time each time you take the shower.

    Are there rescue service if there is something happened?

    Yes, We do emergency rescue as per your wish and needs, if it is not that bad then we do not rescue.

    Are there sufficient hotels on Annapurna circuit trek?

    Yes, There are many hotels and tea houses, but in high camp there is one and only guest houses.

    Is there water we can buy on Annapurna circuit trek?

    Yes, Certainly there is mineral water you can purchase from anywhere, along the trail but we request you to use the your own water purification system, It helps to reduce the number of plastic bottle in environment. Statistics tell there is 2.3 million water bottle that the trekkers consume in Annapurna circuit per year. be responsible to environment.

    Can I do Annapurna circuit and tilicho lake together?

    Of course, you can do the Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho Lake and it is very suitable to do. From Manag there is a lower way to go to Tilicho Lake and after doing the Tilicho Lake trek you will arrive near Yak Kharka. For More information of the Tilicho Lake you can visit the Tilicho lake trek or Annapurna circuit with tilicho lake trek.

    Is there hospital or health check post on Annapurna circuit trek?

    Yes, In Manag there is Himalayan Rescue Association where, you can check up with Doctor

    Annapurna circuit cost for Nepali

    Nowadays, Nepali also started to trek around the Himalayas and Annapurna circuit trek is their top destinations for the trek. For the vacations with the friends Nepali trekkers go to Annapurna circuit. We have given the itinerary above here which Nepali trekkers can shorten it because they can trek longer. As per our experience, Nepali can do Annapurna circuit in 6-8 days. Annapurna circuit cost for Nepali for 6-8 days cost you around NPR 35,000 to above. If you can minimize the cost it may be a little less to you

    What hike is best for acclimatization on Annapurna circuit trek

    Acclimatization is extremely important for all of the trekkers while doing the Annapurna circuit trek/hike. Most of the trekkers do acclimatization in Manag. Manag is elevated at the 3500 Meter. 3500 Meter is pretty high for most of you that are the reason it is very important to do acclimatization here on Manag. Most of you may think that it is just a rest day. In Fact, it is not just the rest day. Explorations and hiking to high elevated places and returning in the same place are the main things that you do for acclimatization. This allows you to acclimate properly. Ice Lake 4600 Meters is the best place to hike when you are doing the Annapurna circuit trek. The spectacular scenery of the Himalayas and the colourful Manag valley you can see while hiking to the Ice Lake.

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