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Tour details
Destinations: Kathmandu, Manang, Thorong La, Dhaulagiri, Pokhara
Type of adventure: icon-11.png Climbing & Mountaineering
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 1882
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  • What's included
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  • Dates & prices

Your chance to
Complete one of the world's classic treks
At a glance
3 nights standard hotels, 18 nights teahouses
Complete one of the world's classic treks
The Annapurna Circuit - rightly known as Nepal's classic trek - offers more variety than any other equivalent length trek, taking us through virtually every type of scenery that Nepal has to offer. There are superb views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri and an amazing variety of landscapes ranging from sub-tropical through alpine peaks to an arid semi-desert akin to Tibet. The climax of the trek is crossing the iconic Thorong La Pass (5416m). Based in teahouses throughout, we also get to spend time in villages inhabited by many of Nepal's different peoples, both Buddhist and Hindu.
Walk profile
Daily distance in km/miles:

Day 2 5.0km/3.1miles
Day 3 12.0km/7.5miles
Day 4 13.0km/8.1miles
Day 5 15.0km/9.3miles
Day 6 16.0km/9.9miles
Day 7 12.0km/7.5miles
Day 9 9.0km/5.6miles
Day 10 8.0km/5.0miles
Day 11 13.0km/8.1miles
Day 12 10.0km/6.2miles
Day 13 16.0km/9.9miles
Day 14 13.0km/8.1miles
Day 15 15.0km/9.3miles
Day 16 14.0km/8.7miles
Day 17 15.0km/9.3miles
Day 18 20.0km/12.4miles
Day 19 2.0km/1.2miles

Number of days walking:
Approximately 7hrs walking per day
High altitude; including steep, rocky terrain

Day 1
Start Kathmandu.

Day 2
Scenic drive to Besisahar. Trek to Bhulebule.

Day 3
Start the slow ascent of the Marsyangdi Valley. Overnight in Jagat.

Day 4
Reach the village of Dharapani (1943m)

Day 5
Continue ascending through forest to Temang and descend to Chame.

Day 6
Continue ascending through forested hillsides past the rock face of Paungdi Danda to the village of Pisang (3,185m)

Day 7
Slowly ascend the Marsyangdi Valley to the village of Manang.

Day 8
Acclimatisation day in Manang.

Day 9
Start heading towards the Thorong La. Half day trek to reach the lodge in Yak Kharka; in the afternoon acclimatisation walk.

Day 10
Short half day walk to Phedi, at the foot of the Thorong La.

Day 11
Cross the mighty Thorong La (5416m) to Muktinath, a place of pilgrimage.

Day 12
Trek through beautiful barren landscapes to reach the village of Kagbeni.

Day 13
Trek along the Kali Gandaki Gorge, beneath the great peaks of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna via Dumba Lake to Marpha.

Day 14
Continue to follow the Kali Gandaki Valley; overnight in Larjung.

Day 15
Cross the Kali Gandaki and trek past Titi Tal to Lete and descend to Ghasa.

Day 16
Trek on an undulating trail through small settlements to Tatopani famous for its hot springs.

Day 17
A long climb up through the villages of Ghara, Shika and Chitre to Ghorepani.

Day 18
Optional early morning walk up Poon Hill for sunrise before a long descent to Birethanthi.

Day 19
Short wak to NayaPul and drive to Pokhara. Afternoon free in Pokhara.

Day 20
Fly or drive to Kathmandu.

Day 21
Free day in Kathmandu; explore the city, perhaps visit the Hindu Temple of Pashupatinath or walk around the incredible Boudhanath stupa, one of the largest in Nepal.

Day 22
End Kathmandu.

Guided Group
This is a small group guided holiday. The group is usually between 4 and 16 in size, with an average of 12 like-minded clients booking individually, in a couple or as friends together.
Activity level
You have a good level of fitness and are looking for a physically challenging holiday. Previous experience is essential for activity based trips.

What's included
All breakfasts
What's not included
Travel insurance

Accommodation details
Hotels & Lodges
3 nights standard hotels, 18 nights teahouses.
Local mountain lodges (also known as teahouses) are used throughout this trek. We have built up a strong relationship with the owners by using them for many years so we know these lodges will provide good service for our clients, including decent quality food and accommodation with the minimum impact on the environment.
Most lodges now have twin bedded rooms but you should still be prepared to sleep in multi-bedded rooms on the occasional night, (this is now quite rare).
Some lodges now have showers (charged at about £2/US$3.50 per shower) and all have some form of washing facilities along with toilets.

Accommodation in Kathmandu is on a twin share basis. Single rooms are available at an additional cost. Please let us know as early as possible if you would like a single room while at the hotel in Kathmandu. Single rooms whilst on the trek are not possible, as many of the lodges are busy, especially in peak season.

These are ‘land only’ prices which require you to book your own flights and join the rest of the group on Day 1 of the trip. For more information please see Trip Notes

Date Price excl. flights (pp) from
Sun 02 Oct 16 - Sun 23 Oct 16


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,635
Sun 16 Oct 16 - Sun 06 Nov 16


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,635
Sun 30 Oct 16 - Sun 20 Nov 16


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,635
Sun 13 Nov 16 - Sun 04 Dec 16

Solo departure


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,525
Wed 14 Dec 16 - Wed 04 Jan 17


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,525
Sun 19 Feb 17 - Sun 12 Mar 17


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,595
Sun 19 Mar 17 - Sun 09 Apr 17


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Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,595
Sun 09 Apr 17 - Sun 30 Apr 17


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Sun 24 Sep 17 - Sun 15 Oct 17


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Sun 01 Oct 17 - Sun 22 Oct 17


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All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Exodus
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