Annapurna Semi Circuit Trekking   |  12 Days

 ‘A short and scenic, cultural adventure around massif Annapurna Himalayas’

Annapurna Semi Circuit Trekking is the best and shortest adventure that one can enjoy in a short frame of time. An exciting and adventurous walk of week duration, an opportunity for travelers with limited time in Nepal.

Annapurna Semi Circuit Trekking offers all the best scenic highlights along with local immense and impressive cultures. As you explore traditional mountain villages adorned with the age-old heritage of Buddhism traditions.

The adventure leads to high Chame town, on an exciting overland journey towards the mountainous road, truly an adventurous drive.

The walk begins from Chame, the headquarters town of the Manang district where the trail follows higher terrain. Slowly the trek leads uphill within a forested trail facing grand scenery of zagged mountain range with snow peaks. Then reaching a wide valley of Manang enclosed by an array of towering peaks.

On entering scenic Manang Valley walk through the nice village of Pisang, Hongde, and Braga then at the main Manang village. Explore the lovely areas of Manang village with time for acclimatization, enjoying a short hike to scenic viewpoints and monasteries.

From Manang village onwards towards the arid and windswept country, as the trail follows at the end of Manang Valley reaching Phedi.

At the base of Thorang-La pass, the next morning a steep slow climb leads to the top of the pass at Thorang-La.

The highest spot of the adventure, the pass adorned with thousands of prayer flags, enjoy the sweeping mountain panorama. Feeling on top of the world and in high spirits achieving the main highlights of the adventure.

A long downhill to Muktinath Temple premises and the village, with time here to visit the holy temple of Muktinath. One of the holiest of all holy pilgrimage sites for all Hindus and Buddhist followers. From Muktinath taking a short drive down at vast Kaligandaki River Valley, and then reaching Jomsom. Overnight in the comfort of nice hotels and lodges, after concluding the trek on Annapurna Semi Circuit.

Next morning a swift short flight from Jomsom brings you to a beautiful city in Pokhara, a renowned tourist destination. At Pokhara enjoy the luxury of nice hotels, located by the Phewa Lakeside. A wonderful and perfect place to complete our memorable adventure Annapurna Semi Circuit Trekking.



Trip Highlights

  • A great adventure of a week around massive peaks of Annapurna Himalayas
  • Delightful walks on the high scenic Manang valley enclosed within high peaks
  • Enjoy the magnificent journey exploring traditional lovely cultural villages
  • Thorang-La the highest point of the trek surrounded by giant mountain range.
  • An exciting walk from picturesque Manang valley to amazing areas of Mustang”    


  • 1 Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu received by our staff and transfer to hotels.On arrival at Kathmandu, Nepal international airport, guide and staff meets to receive you for a short drive to your hotel in the hub of Kathmandu city. 
After a refreshing rest, meet the other members of Annapurna Semi Circuit trek, guide will brief regarding the trek, local lodge on route, culture and sightseeing tour around Kathmandu heritage sites.
    Evening a welcome dinner in a Nepali restaurants with cultural program as introduction of Nepalese culture and heritage custom.
  • 2 Day 2: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour around world heritage sites.A day in Kathmandu for trek preparations, as well for sightseeing tour at places of interest, the city guide takes you around historical and cultural places listed in World Heritage Sites. After visiting historical and cultural sites, and then back to hotel for final preparation for Annapurna Semi Circuit trekking.
  • 3 Day 3: Drive to Chame 2, 720 m via Besisar 750 m -07 hrs.An early morning departure for the Annapurna Semi Circuit adventure, a long interesting drive on a private coach or in a four wheel drives. 
    The drive leads beyond Kathmandu city and the valley heading down on winding main highway towards Besisar at Lamjung district.
    From here drive follows past town and farm villages as route divers heading 
Mid-West around Gandaki Zone. The drive leads to mid-hills at farm village to Jagat. From Jagat drive continues following the Masrsyangdi River and then on winding path to Tal Besi. The starting point of Manang district, after Tal Besi few hours to Chame past Dharapani village, driving within forested trail towards Chame. A large town and headquarter of Manang district, reaching Chame by late afternoon and evening time for dinner.
  • 4 Day 4: Trek to Pisang 3,190 m - 05 hrs.
From Chame morning walk through alpine forest of rhododendron and pine trees, following Masrsyangdi River with short up to Dukure Pokhari for lunch.

    Afternoon walk down to a flat valley close to the glaciers of Annapurna II and IV, as the day ends on reaching wind-blown village at Pisang. Grand views of Pisang peak and Chulu’s Himal range, transfer into a nice lodge for overnight halt.
  • 5 Day 5: Trek to Manang 3,540 m via Gheru upper trail - 04 hrsMorning a slow climb above lower Pisang village to high Pisang settlement a place with an old monastery. From here avoiding the main trails walk on scenic upper trail above the Manang valley reaching at a small village of Gheru.

    This hidden path rewards beautiful views of Annapurna Himalayas and Chulu’s with Pisang peak. Walk follows on windswept path and then down to Braga close to main Manang village. Before heading to Manang, visit the old Braga monastery enriched with old Buddhist relics, ancient wall painting and frescos. Offers stunning views of Annapurna Himalaya, from this high top of the monastery, after a pleasant visit of the monastery a short easy walk to Manang villag
  • 6 Day 6: At Manang for acclimatization and short hike.
A necessary rest day at Manang for acclimatization before heading higher areas to Thorang-La pass. At Manang enjoy a short hike around Manang village, a large village situated on a windswept valley by the bank of Masrsyangdi River right at the bottom of Annapurna and Gangapurna mountain range, a nice walk uphill for views of Gangapurna Glacier and Manang glacial Lake.
  • 7 Day 7: Trek to Yak Kharka 4,210 m - 04 hrs.
After a good rest at Manang, walk towards Ghunsang village with short uphill to Yak Kharka. An interesting scenic walk facing views of snow-capped mountains, after crossing a small stream then reach at Yak Kharka for lunch and overnight stop. A lovely place facing views of Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Chulu Peaks.
  • 8 Day 8: Trek to Thorang- La High Camp or Phedi 4,450 m - 04 hrs.
Morning walk lead towards higher heading closer to the base of Thorang-La, after crossing a bridge with climb above the river. Then follow a gentle path to Thorang Phedi, depending upon the physical conditions of the members. If all goes well an hour steep climb leads to high Thorang High Camp for lunch and overnight stop.
  • 9 Day 9: Trek to Muktinath 3,800 m via Thorang La 5,416 m - 06 hrs.
 Continue journey with drive to Jomsom 2,715 m - 02 hrs.
he main highlight of the adventure, having an early breakfast a long climb towards Thorang-La. A steep winding up to Thorang-La Pass at 5,416 m / 17,700 feet high. As well the highest point of the adventure, enjoy superb panorama of snow-mountains that surrounds the top of Thorang-La. After a great enjoyable and hard climb a long descent to Muktinath, located in Mustang district.

    On reaching Muktinath a holy spot for both Hindus and Buddhists the word Muktinath literally means ‘the place for Nirvana or Liberation’. From Muktinath a short drive of few hour downhill to Kaligandaki River valley, then reaching at Jomsom. The headquarter town of Mustang area, where old Trans Himalaya Trade Route of Nepal to Tibet follows through.

    At Jomsom, enjoy the comfort of a nice hotels and lodge, with time to browse around this lovely town. The area of Lower Mustang and Kaligandaki valley, inhabited by Thakali people interwoven to Buddhism culture and religion.

  • 10 Day 10: Fly to Pokhara 860 m and transfer to your hotelsMorning short walk to Jomsom airport, as the small plane arrives from Pokhara. After checking in and then board in the small aircraft for short scenic flight to Pokhara. On reaching at Pokhara airport a short drive to a nice hotel by the beautiful Phewa Lake side.
  • 11 Day 11: Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Morning transfer for flight to Kathmandu, an interesting half hour air journey overlooking tremendous views of snow peaks. As plane lands at Kathmandu airport and then a short drive to your hotels with time for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.
  • 12 Day 12: Depart for international flight homeward bound.Final and last day at Kathmandu and in Nepal, departure from the hotel as per your international flight time. Our guide and staff will accompany with short drive to the airport. Bidding farewell to the staff and guide, after a great wonderful adventure with memorable experience on Annapurna Semi Circuit Trekking

Cost Includes:

    • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
    • Three night hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with B.B.
    • one  night Hotel in Pokhara on twin sharing  Basis with B.B
    • full board during the trek like Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System
    • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek on twin sharing basis 
    • Half Day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu as per the itinerary.
    • Government license holder guide 
    • Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for guide and porters
    • Duffel bag for packing your things for the trek 
    • Trekking Map
    • transport from muktinath to Jomsom Local Bus or Local Jeep
    •  flight from Jomsom to pokhara  
    • Hire sleeping bag and down jacket for the trekking.,
    • Transportation from Kathmandu  to Beshishar Tourist Bus  and from Beshishar to syange Local Jeep
    • Annapurna Conservation Area Project ( ACAP) Entry  Permit.
    • Government taxes and official expense
    • Welcome Dinner

Cost Excludes:

    • Domestic flight from   Pokhara  to Kathmandu  
    • Nepal entry visa personal travel and medical insurance
    • Expenses of personal nature and as well  gratitude (tips) for your Guide and potters 
    • Emergency  evacuation by any means of transport including Helicopter and personal medical kit. 
    • Lunch and Dinner whilst in Kathmandu
    •  Lunch and dinner whilst in pokhara  


Our itineraries of any trips are based on our leading experience in the Himalayas. But, we also organize the trips according to your special requests or your personally given itinerary. Please, feel free to contact us for your questions and queries.


Traveling to Himalayan countries specially on treks and other adventure with Nepal-Bhutan and Tibet, where clients should purchase travel and medical insurance covering immediate evacuation by any means of transportations, like helicopter or fastest way vehicle to reach nearest city and town hospitals.

Insurance Policy should cover all medical expenses incurred during your holidays in Himalayan countries, including travel insurance where sometimes Himalayan weather even in best times can be unpredictable, where trekking routes can be re-routed of cancelled in this case local company will not entertain you with refund, however provides you with letter so that one can claim from your respective insurance companies.

Insurance policy for Medical and Travel:

Should cover medical insurance for illness and emergency evacuation by Helicopter or other means of transportations including other expenses on treatment at respective countries hospitals, as for travel insurance against bad unfavorable weather conditions, delay or cancellation of domestic flights on mountainous area where flight involves on the start of trek and at the end.

Travel and Medical Insurance also needs to cover when clients break the journey in the middle of the trip, due to sickness-personal domestic problem etc………

Guide and Porters: 

On treks or climb where you will be accompanied by our expert guide who knows the area on route of the trek chosen, we have professional and veteran guides to led the trek where you can feel comfortable, as our guide are knowledgeable offers you various information of the country from history-geography, culture to flora and fauna.

All guides have gone through basic medical training that includes high altitude symptoms or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) can help you with simple medical First Aid and for severe condition will support taking you to safe area or to nearest hospitals by any means of quick transportation.

Our guides are well versed in Eco-Trekking and Responsible Tourism as well and are committed in keeping the environment on trekking route in pristine form as it was.

Porters are picked can be regular porter of the company of hired in Kathmandu-Pokhara or in Lukla on start of the trekking, with always a strong and cheerful porters to carry your heavier luggage, baggage of 15 to 25 kg maximum weights to carry by each porters, we do not allow underage porters of below 16 years of age or above 50 years.

Porters and guide are well looked after by the company with good wages, medical insurance, travel allowance including meals on treks and climb company also provides warm gear in winter as well for high and cold altitude trips.

We are also member of PACT (Porters Act commitment).  

Altitude Sickness or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness):
    Information of AMS and Precaution Measures:

High Altitude or Acute Mountain Sickness for short as AMS a symptom faced and can catch any people on high altitude adventure walks.

Due to high pressure and low oxygen level as certain height where some people feel uneasiness with shortness of breathiness, light headache, nausea, dizziness, lack of good sleep and with less appetite.

To avoid these whole symptoms where we always designed itinerary days accordingly with enough space, flexible days for acclimatization at high elevation, taking short walks up and sleeping and resting at low places.

The other good way to avoid AMS taking slow and steady pace on walks, stopping frequently to catch your breath and adding lot of fluid or safe drinking water at least 2-3 liters a day to support against AMS.

On high altitude take enough rest and with short slow hike above high hills to catch views as well to support acclimatization and sleeping and resting at low altitude will certainly helps you in avoiding AMS.

The company provides as precaution measures against AMS with comprehensive medical kit, oxygen and Gamma Bags / Pressure Bags in some high altitude adventure treks, where some people as per their own doctor advice use Diamox also known as Acetazolamide to prevent and reduce symptoms of AMS can lower headache when in high altitude walks and climb

Useful in situations when you cannot make high ascent, the best ways to prevent altitude sickness doing it slowly, stopping for overnights at certain altitude to adjust to the new height, and taking it easy for first one or two 2 days.

This Diamox also used for other medications to treat certain type of eye problem (open-angle glaucoma). 

Acetazolamide a "water pill" (diuretic), it decrease amount of fluids that can build up in eyes, also helps to decrease buildup of body fluids (edema) caused by congestive heart failure or certain medications. Acetazolamide can work less well over time, so it is usually used only for a short period of time.

Using this pill should get advice from your doctor before trip departure to high Himalaya.

In our list we always mention general medication to bring from home as well from your doctor advice also, your doctor might recommend you some basic medication list like medicine against diarrhea, headache, fever, cold-flu as well constipation including first aid for cuts-wounds and burns as well.

Equipments List
  • Down Jacket
  • Scarf
  • Shorts or Skirt (for ladies)
  • sun hat
  • Sun Screen Cream
  • Sunglasses
  • T-shirt
  • Track Suit Bottoms
  • Trekking pole
  • Ultra Fleece Trousers
  • Warm Gloves a pair
  • Water bottle
  • Waterproofs trouser
  • Waterproofs Jacket
  • Well fitting, comfortable boots
  • Wind Proof Jacket & Trouser a set each


  • Trip Duration 12 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
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