Annapurna Circuit Trek

Anyone else want to brave the end of monsoon season and check out Annapurna? I plan on hiking the circuit counterclockwise and linking it up with the Annapurna Sanctuary Hike to Annapurna Base Camp.

Overall I think the hike will take 30 days with plenty of room built in for side trips and acclimatization days. I really want to enjoy the views! I’m fortunate and not in a terrible rush; I have 46 days in Nepal.

Tentative Itinerary
Day 1: Besi Sahar to Bhulbule
Day 2: Bhulbule to Ghermu
Day 3: Ghermu to Tal
Day 4: Tal to Chame
Day 5: Chame to Upper Pisang
Day 6: Upper Pisang to Manang
Day 7-8: Enjoy Manang; explore side trip options — Milrepa’s Cave, Ice Lake, Tilicho Tal, etc.
Day 9: Manang to Letdar
Day 10: Stay in Letdar
Day 11: Letdar to Thorung Phedi
Day 12: Thorung Phedi – Thorung La Pass – to Muktinath
Day 13: Muktinath to Kagbeni
Day 14: Kagbeni to Marpha
Day 15: Marpha to Larung
Day 16 -17: Side trip to Ice Falls and Sekung Lake
Day 18: Larung to Ghasa
Day 19: Ghasa to Tatopani
Day 20: Tatopani to Ghorepani
Day 21: Ghorepani to Tadapani
Day 22:Tadapani to Chhomrong
Day 23: Chhomrong to Bamboo
Day 24: Bamboo to Himalayan Hotel
Day 25: Himalayan Hotel to Machhapuchhare Base Camp
Day 26: Machhapuchhare Base Camp – Up to Annapurna Base Camp – to Himalayan Hotel
Day 27: Himalayan Hotel to Chhomrong
Day 28: Chhomrong to Tolka
Day 29: Tolka to Phedi

Just looking to stay safe on the trail. I have no problem going solo if I have to, but I image conditions are going to we less than perfect during that time.




5 replies
  1. Hi Alex,

    I am also planning to do the circuit on late August(on or before 25th)..If my arrival time seems convenient to you then we can start the trek and continue till kagbeni together.From there I’ll leave the trail towards pokhara on my own way.
    Please let me know if you have any other concerns.


  2. Hello Alex,
    If you’re thinking of taking a porter with you in your trek then contact me. I speak English well.
    Thank you

  3. Hi Alex,
    I just read your logistics.
    I love the way you want to travel.
    The start date is good for me.
    Idem duration, sleeping, budget.

    • Ahhh no
      The I made a mistake.
      I don’t know how that happened.
      I be going in October.
      Oeps. Sorry.

  4. Hi Alex,
    I also wanna do the Circuit around that time. The starting day is flexible for me. I just have to be back in Kathmandu a bit earlier.
    So if you want we could start the trekking tour together 🙂