Annapurna Circuit on New Trekking Trails

Thorong La

Thorong La 5416m

The multi-cultural and multi-ethnic diversity throughout the hiking journey of Annapurna Circuit makes it the world’s most popular trekking destination. The scenery is always beautiful however; the newly built road is affecting the old trekking trail at the moment. Still if you want to avoid traveling by road and follow the New Annapurna Trekking Trails, guide and porters at High Camp Trekking is on ready to go with you.

This trek is one of the most recommended treks for local and international trekkers even for inexperienced. Throughout the journey you can see beautiful mountains like Mt. Lamjung, Manaslu (8163 m), Pisang peak, Annapurna I/II/III/IV, Gangapurna, East and West Chulu, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri I (8167 m) and II, and the most beautiful Mt. Machhapuchhure (Fishtail) 6993m and Hiuchuli peak. When you come to do trek on Annapurna, you will come across Gurung, Thakali and magar villages, Buddhist Monasteries, Rice paddy fields, lush forest, streams, rivers, barren plateaus, the holy place Muktinath, as well as the windy Jomsom.

Tilicho Lake

Tilicho Lake

We include trek to Tilicho Lake as side trip on the less crowd area of Annapurna. It is the highest Lake in the World at 4919m where you feel the peaceful. Then after, our guide leads you to Thorong La (5416m) pass. Thereafter, a descent to the holy city of Muktinath ends the trek for the day. The next day is a promising trek to Jomsom, to the deepest gorge Kali Gandaki valley and to Tatopani (The famous hot spring at bank of the Kaligandaki River). Next trek is an ascent to Poon hill which is best place to witness the panoramic view of Annapurna and Dhulagiri ranges. Then after a decent leads you to Uleri (Gurung village) Birethati/Nayapool by walk. The trek ends here and the same taxi/bus ride takes you to Pokhara. From there a tourist bus or a flight reaches you to Kathmandu.

  • Trekking Facts
  • Itinerary
  • Cost
  • Enquiry
  • Trekking Gears
  • Trek Departure

Highlight of Annapurna Circuit (AC)Trek:
Duration : 18 nights/19 days (2 days by bus and 17 days walk).
Trekking destination: Annapurna region in the West Nepal.
Trek start/end : Bulbule/Nayapool.
Grade : Difficulty because of high altitude.
Trek style : Teahouse/Lodge Trek.
Trek season : Four season (more difficulty due to cold and snow in winter; Jan and Feb.
Activities: Walking/Trekking.
Highest elevation : Thorong La 5416m high.
Ethnic group : Majority of Gurung, Thakali and Poon Magar communities.
Culture : Hindu and Buddhist.
Himalayan Scenery : Mt. Manaslu I (8163m), Nadi Chuli, Mt. Shouth Annapurna 7219m, Hiuchuli 6444m, Fishtrail 6993m, Annapurna I (8091m), II, III, IV, Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal, Dhaulagiri I (8167m), II, III, IV, Tukche peak, Gurja Himal, South Nilgiri and Dhamodar Himal ranges etc.
Lake:Gangapunra Lake, Ice Lake, Tilicho Lake and Titi Lake etc.

Itinerary of Annapurna Circuit via Tilicho Lake trek:
Day 1 : Arrive in Kathmandu.
Day 2 : Trek briefing, preparation and visit Sawayambunath (Money Temple) in the afternoon.
Day 3 : Kathmandu to Besishar by Public bus 5hrs and to Bulbule by public bus 1hrs (Private 4WD arrange on client's request).
Day 4 : To Jagat 1400m/6hrs.
Day 5 : To Dharapani 1600m/6hrs.
Day 6 : Chame 2700m/5hrs.
Day 7 : To Pisang 3200m/5hrs.(Visit Upper Pisang village and monastery in the afternoon).
Day 8 : To Manang 3540m/7hrs via upper Manag villages: Gheru and Nawal and visit the oldest monastery at Brka.
Day 9 : Training day: Go high and sleep low.
Day 10 : To Shree Chaur 3800m/4hrs.
Day 11 : To Tilicho Base Camp 4150m/2-3hrs.
Day 12 : A day hiking to Tilicho Lake 4919m/3hrs and decent to Base camp or Shree chaur.
Day 13 : To Ledar 4200m/5hrs.
Day 14 : To Phorong Phedi 4410m/3hrs or High Camp 4925m/4hrs.
Day 15 : To Thorong La 5416m high 3/4hrs and decent to Muktinath 3800m/4hrs.
Day 16 : To Marpha 2670m/6hrs.
Day 17 : To Kalapani 2530m/6hrs (View of South Nilgiri, Annapurna and Annapurna I).
Day 18 : To Totapani (Hotspring) 1190m/6hrs.
Day 19 : To Gorepani 2750m/7hrs.
Day 20 : To Poon Hill 3210m in the morning to see Sunrise and panoramic view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. Then, decent to Birethati/Nayappool 1025m/6hrs and one hour drive to Lakeside/Pokhara.
Day 21 : To Kathmandu by Tourist bus 6hrs.
Note: Trek itinerary can be changed for interested side trips and extra days for acclimatization if needed.

We offer Teahouse package organize services based on private or group joining basis. Please inquiry for Annapurna Circuit Trek organize cost.
Cost includes :
1) Airport pick up and departure.
2) Two nights accommodation (Standard double or twin bed room with breakfast) at 2* Hotel at Thamel (Tourist center)/Kathmandu. Note:- The accommodation in Kathmandu can arrange/book according to client choice Hotel type. The clients have to pay differences if needed.
3) Annapurna Conservation Trekking entry permits.
4) Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) cards.
5) Kathmandu to Besishar by Public Micro Bus and Besishar to Bulbule by Public bus. Note:Private Jeep (4WD) arrange on client's request
6) Teahouse meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with tea or coffee during the trekking days. Meals can be selected from Menu and will have enough while on trekking.
7) Accommodation during the trekking days.
8) Nepali Staffs: An experience full services guide and necessary porter.
9) Three times meals and daily salary for guide and porter.
10) Insurance of guide and porter.
11) Nayapool to Pokhara 45km/1hrs by Taxi.
12) One nights accommodation in Pokhara
13) Insurance of guide and porter.
Cost does not include :
1) Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
2) Personal trekking equipment of clients.
3) Snack, Juice, Coca, Fanta, Sprite, Beer, Whisky, Boil and Mineral water during the trekking days.
4) Personal Insurance of clients such as medical, emergency evacuation (helicopter rescue USD8000-10000), flight and trek cancellation etc.
5) Expenses for personal nature: cold and hot showers, laundry, donations, museum entry fee, movie/film watching, postage, telephone calls and email/Internet etc.
6) Attach bath room during the trekking days. If the clients want attach bathroom where is possible, there have to pay differences between common and attach bathroom.
7) Private Jeep or horse or Yak renting while on trek.
7) Tips for staffs.
8) Sightseeing in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan etc. (City tour guide and transportation can arrange on request of clients).
Note:- We offer comprehensive service included on teahouse package organize trek, please inquiry for more details information. If someone would like to know information regarding Travel Insurance to help with your planning, please contact us.

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Trekking gears packing list for Annapurna Circuit Trek:
1) Strong, comfortable hiking boot. Sandals or sport shoes and four pairs socks.
2) Two pairs trousers, a fleece and down jacket, three T-shirts, two drip-dry T-shirts, long underwear, a woolen/fleece hat, glove, water/windproof jacket and trouser, sun glass, lip balm, Sun scream (50+), Sun hat, a light scarf, soap/shampoo and trekking towels etc.
3) A strong and warm sleeping bag (-20 degree centigrade).
4) Swimming custom for Hot spring bath.
5) Water purified medicine, 2L water bottle, hiking poles, medical kit and torch light with spare batteries etc.
6) A few interesting books and pack of cards.
7) Snow gaiters and micro-spikes for winter trip.
8) Plastic bag for waste and toilet paper.
9) Padlock.
10) A duffel bag or rucksack large enough (65 to 75L) size.
Note: If you do not have any idea for trekking medicine, we will be sent some information upon trip booking.

We have down jacket and sleeping bag renting felicities for our clients. It is cost USD1 per sleeping bag and down jacket per day.

Upcoming Trip Departure for Annapurna Circuit Trek:
Trip Departure Date: Every day.
Sold out: 7th of July and 26th of October 2018.
Trip Booking Available: Book this trip now as spaces are available. An experience guide lead you while on trek.