Annapurna Circuit Trek: Thorong La Pass Trekking

The Annapurna Circuit, also known as the Round Annapurna Trek, is one of the most popular treks in Nepal, and for good reason. Starting at 1,330m and going up to 5,146m, this trek offers a vast array of climates and geography. From the deepest gorge to the largest pass, you’ll see a huge variety of scenery that ranges from tropical jungles to winter wonderlands. Throw in some of the highest peaks in the world including Mt. Annapurna I 8091m, Mt. Annapurna II 7,937m, Annapurna III 7555m, Annapurna IV 7,525m, Mt Dhaulagiri 8,167m, Mt. Manaslu 8,163m, Tukuche peak, Tilicho peak 7,134m and you’ll find yourself with some of the best views on Earth.

Not only is this trek beautiful, but it’s also an incredible cultural experience that takes you through several distinct regions of Nepal. You’ll experience the culture of the Gurung, Manangi, and Mustangely people who all have their own traditions, language, and cuisine. You’ll learn about Buddhist culture while passing mani walls, exploring temples, and visiting monasteries. If all of that wasn’t enough, you’ll also get to face the mentally and physically challenging climb over Thorong La Pass. An experience people have described as not only rewarding but life-changing.
Trip Code: ACTTLPT81
Starts: Jagat
Finishes: Jomsom
Duration: 13 Days
Difficulty: Hard
Group Size: 1 - 14
Age: Minimum 16
Seasons: Mar-May,Sep-Nov
Elevation: 5416m/ 17769ft
Trip Views: 483
Activities: Trekking
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Travel Style: Budget check Confortable Luxury
Special Discount: 10 %

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Breakfast: 12
Lunch: 12
Dinner: 12
Hotel: 2 Night(s)
Teahouse: 5 Night(s)
Guesthouse: 5 Night(s)
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Trip Facts

  • The total length of the route varies between 160–230 km
  • The trail crosses the highest pass in the world; Thorang La Pass(5,416m)
  • The Trail enters one of the deepest gorges in the world
  • One of the sacred Hindu Shrine: Muktinath Temple

Why this Trip

  • Annapurna Circuit is one of the most rewarding treks in Nepal. This 13 days trek is designed to give you the closest experience of magnificent Annapurna and the surrounding vivid landscapes that gives you the adventure of a lifetime.

speaker_notes Trip Notes

  • • We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
  • • What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
  • • A trekking permit is a must to travel to controlled areas. Permit, however, is issued only to groups. Individual trekkers will not be issued trekking permit.




  • 1. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon arrival ?
    Yes, our representative will be there to greet you at the airport. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a private car/jeep.
  • 2. What is the overnight accommodation like ?
    For nights in cities, we use basic rooms whereas, during the trek we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay for our clients, whatever is available and accessible.
  • 3. How big are the groups ?
    We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 14 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
  • 4. Is this a popular trek ?
    Yes, this is a popular trek with most scenic views of mountains and villages around Manang and Mustang.This trek is also called as Round Annapurna Trek or Apple Pie Trek.
  • 5. Can I do solo trek ?
    Nepal is a safe country for anyone who wants to explore on their own although professional guidance is highly recommended by our team for the safety in remote mountainous lands.
  • 6. Is travelling in Annapurna circuit safe for women ?
    Yes, Nepal can proudly boast as one of the safest countries in South Asia for women, you will find people very friendly and respectful especially towards women. Annapurna is one of the most visited trekking areas in Nepal and in the world. In general, locals are very respectful and welcoming.
  • 7. What about security during trekking ?
    We make sure to take security measures during trekking to make your trek successful. We strongly recommend that you follow the guide’s instruction with utmost care.
  • 8. What sort of food can I expect in trekking ?
    During trekking, we prefer you a Dal Bhat (Rice, Lentils and Vegetables) which are a great way to gain energy for the strenuous trek.
  • 9. Is drinking water safe in trekking region ?
    There are plenty of water stations on each stop on the route. You can easily fill up the bottle from the open taps. We recommend that you bring water purifier tablets with you or at least get it from Kathmandu before you depart for trekking. You can also buy mineral waters but we usually recommend tap water which is pure and it helps us not promoting plastic bottled water.
  • 10. What mode of transportation do you use ?
    We use private car for sightseeing inside the Kathmandu Valley and transfer to Pokhara can be arranged on bus, van. We use domestic flight to come back from Jomsom to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu. We also arrange the drop off and pick up from the starting and ending point of the trek on jeep or Van.
  • 11. What is the best season for trekking ?
    Annapurna Circuit can be trekked all year around excluding monsoon season. February to June and Mid-September to December are the best times to do this trek, although in winter, it’s difficult to trek in snow and harsh cold.
  • 12. Will I be taken care of during the emergency ?
    Before coming to Nepal make sure that you are covered by insurance policy for the altitude of 5500 meters. In the case of an emergency like altitude sickness, dehydration or any medical conditions ask your tour leader/guide to contact us as soon as possible so that we can manage/arrange helicopter for the rescue. Then you will be transferred to hospital for the treatment.
  • 13. What is appropriate dress for trekking ?
    Trekking is a tiresome activity that requires a lot of physical movement so pack your active wears and trekking pants for at lower altitudes. Weather at high altitude is unpredictable so carry a lightweight waterproof jacket along with thick down jacket, pant, and thermal inner wear t to escape the severe cold. Needless to say that, Good shoes are very important for trekking in rough and snowy terrain, so invest on good quality shoes or rent it from us at a minimum price. As you are trekking in remote village try to wear modest clothes to quickly gel up with the local people without hesitation
  • 16. Is it possible to alternate or change the day trips ?
    We customize the trip according to your preference but if you need to change plan during the trek consult the guide.
  • 15. Are we sure to get a room while trekking ?
    We contact the lodge/guesthouse owner for reservation of the room before trekking on a particular day. On other days, porters reach the destination on advance and book the rooms for you. But there are always going to be exceptions but even in those cases, we may have to be flexible about very basic sleeping arrangements.
  • 16. Are your guides reliable and certified ?
    All our Guides are trekking experts holding license from Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Government. They are the most valuable assets of the company. Guides know the trekking route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety in the mountains.
  • 17. How can I charge my electronics during the trip ?
    While trekking in higher lands you need to pay for charging the electronics upon request to the owner. The best idea always is to bring your power bank with you. It's easier and cheaper.
  • 18. Is there any communication while we are on trekking ?
    While trekking in Annapurna you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse owner after paying the price directly.
  • 19. Can I add extra days to my trekking trip ?
    If you need extra day to complete the trekking, you'll need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trekking can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guides' schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really don't recommend this to our clients unless there's an emergency cases. But it's true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
  • 22. What immunizations will I need ?
    Before coming to Nepal make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trekking without any complications.
  • 21. How many hours do I trek each day ?
    Usually, we have to walk about 7-9 hours a day. But it shouldn't be taken as certain thing. Because number of hours of walk really depend on clients' speed. So it's really relative.
  • 22. How will my booking be processed ?
    To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.
  • 23. Do we need to carry our bags by our self or you will provide porters ?
    You have to carry your personal bags with water bottle and medicines remaining bags will be carried by porters to make you easy to trek. The weight limit for porters is 15KG.

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