Annapurna Circuit Trek Map

Annapurna Circuit Trek Map

If you are planning on going on a long trekking vacation then Annapurna Circuit Trek is the perfect destination for you. It is one of the most popular and longest trekking routes of Nepal.

While trekking in these routes Annapurna Circuit Trek Map will be a helpful companion guiding you throughout the way. Maps are an essential factor before going on a journey.

Every trekker carries a map along with them whether it be Handheld GPS or paper map. Thus, Base Camp Adventure presents you with an updated high-quality Annapurna Circuit Trek Map that gives you detailed information about the trails.

In this modern era, you can just download the map and follow it through the GPS from your gadgets. But gadgets can not be solely trusted as they can break or run out of battery. So you can be cautious by carrying maps and compass as backup.

Annapurna Circuit trek has many routes you can choose from but we have made it easier for you by providing you with an 18 days Annapurna Circuit Trek itinerary keeping your safety as best interest.

Overview of Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna circuit trek takes you on a scenic and cultural journey through the Annapurna Region. This route was voted as one of the best long-distance treks in the world.

Annapurna is a huge massif located in the north-central part of Nepal. This mountain is considered the world’s tenth highest mountain with a height of 8091 m above sea level.

This circuit trek encircles the Annapurna Massif exploring the local culture, tradition, and the breathtaking view of nature along the routes.

The Annapurna region is protected by the Annapurna Conservation Area which is one of the largest preserved areas of the Himalaya region.

It includes Annapurna Massif, Annapurna Sanctuary, and many famous trekking routes such as Annapurna Circuit Trek, etc.

Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the classic and diverse treks in Nepal. It is 18 days long trip within the mountain ranges located in the central part of Nepal.

The trekking routes for the Annapurna circuit were opened for foreign trekkers only in the year 1977.

The paths lead you through villages influenced by the Tibetan culture and tradition. It is inhabited by diverse ethnic groups such as Gurung, Magar, Tamang, etc.

On this 18 days Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary you get to view many mesmerizing mountains such as Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Gangapurna, Annapurna Massif, Pisang Peak, and many more.

Also, you get to walk past many paddy fields, pasture lands and subtropical forests viewing various waterfalls, enormous cliffs, beautiful landscapes, and villages.

Annapurna Circuit Trek Route is a walk in the off beaten paths which is considered moderate level treks. This is an amazing trek you don’t want to miss out on.

So don’t think twice and get ready to embark yourself on this action pack trek.

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Summary of Annapurna Circuit Trek Route

After your landing at Tribhuvan International airport at Kathmandu. Our representative will be waiting for you there prior to your arrival. They will then pick you up and drop you off at your hotel.

As the rest of the day is unplanned you can roam around the city. Or just stay in the hotel as you must be tired after the long flight.

After a peaceful night, your journey begins on the second day of this trek. This day you will be driving towards Bhulbhule via Besisahar where you will stay for the night.

The next day you start your trek by heading towards Chamje passing through many villages and forest areas. You stay in one of the tea houses for the night.

From Chamje, you will head towards Bagarchhap where you will call it off in one of the lodges. Then from Chamje, you make a 3 to 4 hours walk till Chame where you will be staying for that day.

After a soulful night, you head towards Pisang crossing bridges and forest trails. And stay there for the night. Following day you head towards Manang via Ngawal and stay in one of the guest houses for the night.

You acclimatize in Manang and head towards Ledar from there where you will be taking a rest for the day. And the next day walk through steep trails till High Camp via Thorung Phedi.

From High Camp, walk for about 7 to 8 hours this day, reach Muktinath and call it a night in one of the tea houses. Then you head towards Marpha the next day where you stay for the night.

After that, you again follow the trails till Kalopani stays there for a night and head towards Tatopani from there. From Tatopani, you trek to Ghorepani and head towards Pokhara to Nayapul from there.

Reaching Pokhara you stay in one of the hotels for the night and drive back to Kathmandu the next day.

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Details of Annapurna Circuit Trek Map

Arrival at Kathmandu

Maximum Altitude: 1400 m above sea level

On the first day of your Annapurna Circuit trek itinerary, you arrive at Tribhuvan Airport situated in Kathmandu. After your landing, our respective representative will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel.

And help you check-in to your rooms. Now you have the rest of the day for you as the day is unplanned. You roam around or visit local markets, or just stay in your room and rest.

You stay here for the night.

Kathmandu to Bhulbhule

Drive Duration: 8 to 9 hours

Drive Distance: 186.8 km

Maximum Altitude: 840 m above sea level

Today is the day your journey begins for the Annapurna Circuit Trek. This day you drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule passing through Besisahar.

As you leave the city behind you get to see valleys surrounded by lush green hills throughout the road. You will be traveling through Prithvi Highway viewing beautiful scenic views of mountains and landscapes.

Following the roads, it gets bumpy as you reach Besisahar situated at an altitude of 760 m above sea level. You drive along the sides of Marsyangdi river viewing picturesque villages and snowy peaks.

From here reaching Bhulbhule is about 1 to 2 hours drive. Bhulbhule is situated at an altitude of 840 m.

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Bhulbhule to Chamje

Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours

Trek Distance: 22.2 km

Maximum Altitude: 1430 m above sea level

After a night in Bhulbhule, you head towards Chamje this day. You begin the trek by making a steep climb till you reach a cliff above the riverbed.

From there you make a descent in the trails till you reach a beautiful village named Jagat where houses are built of stones. It is situated at an altitude of 1000 m above sea level.

Then heading in the trails you enter the wonderful Marsayangdi valley from where you make a slight climb into the forest path filled with beautiful vegetation.

Walking out through the paths you reach Chamje situated at an altitude of 1430 m. From here you get to see the mesmerizing peak of Lamjung Himal.

You stay in one of the lodges for the night.

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Chamje to Bagarchhap

Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours

Trek Distance: 15.1 km

Maximum Altitude: 2160 m above sea level

This day you will be heading towards Bagarchhap from Chamje which is a few hours walk.

Leaving the beautiful village behind you begin this trek by making an ascend in the paths viewing and passing the stunning terraced field. Then from here climb up entering the amazing forest of Rhododendron.

Walking out the forests you cross a suspension bridge over the Marsyangdi River. And again make an uphill climb in the zigzag routes till you arrive at the convergence of Marsayangdi and Dudh Khola.

Today you will have crossed various small streams and bridges before reaching Bagarchhap. The mesmerizing view of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal is unobstructed from here. It lies at an altitude of 2160 m.

You stay here for the night.

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Bagarchhap to Chame

Trek Duration: 4 to 5 hours

Trek Distance: 13.5 km

Maximum Altitude: 2630 m above sea level

This day you will be heading towards Chame from Bagarchhap which is about 5 hours walk.

As you continue to walk the upward trails through the dense forest of pines and oaks. You walk past Danakyu before arriving at a beautiful village filled with the Tamang community situated at the laps of Lamjung Himal.

From here the trek is quite easy as you will be walking in flat land along the sides of Marsyangdi River moving past the villages of Thanchowk and Koto.

A little ahead from these villages lies your today’s destination Chame at an altitude of 2630 m. You stay in one of the tea houses for the night.

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Chame to Pisang

Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours

Trek Distance: 13.6 km

Maximum Altitude: 3190 m above sea level

This day you will be heading towards Pisang from Chame which is about a 6 hours walk.

Firstly you start the trek by crossing a suspension bridge above the Marsyangdi river and entering a lush green pine forest. You continue to follow the trail until you arrive at Bhratang.

From this place you make an ascend in the paths till Dhikur Pokhari viewing the magnificent peaks of Annapurna massif and Pisang Peak on each side.

As you head in the paths you arrive at Pisang situated at an altitude of 3190 m. You stay in one of the guest houses for the night.

Pisang to Manang

Manang Trek

Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours

Trek Distance: 17.2 km

Maximum Altitude: 3540 m above sea level

Today you will be heading towards Manang from Pisang which is about 6 hours walk.

You will be leaving Pisang and heading towards another village named Braga which is famous for having a 900 years old monastery. You will visit the monastery and continue to walk in the paths.

Crossing a wooden bridge over the Marsyangdi river you make a slight ascent in the trails through the forest of pines till you reach Ghyaru.

Then you continue to make an ascend uphill to Ngawal and then head down to Mungji which leads to the lower routes. And head towards Manang where you stay the night.

Manang is a beautiful village situated at an altitude of 3540 m. You will have your acclimatization here to prevent altitude sickness and help your body adjust to the climate in higher altitudes.

You can spend your day exploring the inner and outer parts of the town. This town has many ancient monasteries you can visit. Or you can hike till the astounding lake of Gangapurna that gives out the panoramic view of Marsyangdi valley, Gangapurna, and Tilicho peak.

Also, you can explore a very old village of Tengi and return back to Manang. Overnight in one of the tea houses.

Manang to Ledar

Trek Duration: 4 to 5 hours

Trek Distance: 9.1 km

Maximum Altitude: 4250 m above sea level

Today you will be heading towards Ledar from Manang which is a few hours walk. You begin the trek by making an uphill climb from Manang viewing the Annapurna ranges and Gangapurna till you arrive at Ghunsang.

From here you continue to follow the paths to Yak Kharka which is pasture land for animal grazing. Passing this place you enter a lush green forest and climb in the trails until you reach Ledar.

You stay here for the night.

Ledar- Thorung Phedi- High Camp

Trek Duration: 6 to 7 hours

Trek Distance: 7.3 km

Maximum Altitude (Thorung Phedi): 4450 m above sea level

Maximum Altitude(High Camp): 4925 m above sea level

This day you will be heading towards High camp via Thorung Phedi which is about 7 hours walk from Ledar.

Ascending in the trails you will cross a small stream and again make a steep climb to a tea shop. Then from here taking a steep climb in the uneven paths, you reach Thorung Phedi. Situated at an altitude of 4450 m.

From there you continue to take the uphill paths till you reach High Camp situated at an altitude of 4925 m. You get to see the wide-angle view of Annapurna, Manaslu, Lamjung, and many more from here.

Viewing the mountain peaks you head back to Thorong Peak where you stay in one of the lodges for the night.

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High Camp to Muktinath

Trek Duration: 7 to 8 hours

Trek Distance: 16.4 km

Maximum Altitude: 3800 m above sea level

This day you head towards Muktinath from High camp which is about an 8 hours walk.

Today you will be waking up early and again ascend towards High Camp. Reaching High Camp you climb up to Thorung La Pass situated at an altitude of 5416 m above sea level.

This is one of the highest Passes in Nepal that gives a great view of the Kali Gandaki Valley and many mountain peaks such as Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, etc.

After a wonderful view, you head down the steep paths until you arrive at Muktinath.

This is a holy place for both Hindu and Buddhist that lies on the foot of Thorong La Mountain Pass 5416m . It is one of the highest temples in Nepal that reside in an altitude above 3000 m.

You stay in one of the lodges for the night.

Muktinath to Marpha

Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Trek Duration: 6 to 7 hours

Maximum Altitude: 2670 m above sea level

This day you will be heading towards Marpha from Muktinath which is about a 7 hours walk.

You wake up early this morning and visit the Muktinath temple. After offering your prayers to the god you head down in the paths to Jharkot. Then from there make a steep descent to Khingar.

Following the trials alongside Thorong Khola, you reach Kagbeni, a beautiful village situated at an altitude of 2804 m above sea level. Continuing the downhill paths through river beds alongside Kali Gandaki river you reach Jomsom.

Jomsom is a windy and beautiful town situated at an altitude of 2743 m above sea level. From here you make a steep descent till you reach Marpha the apple capital nation of Nepal.

This town is famous for hosting apple brandy and many apple gardens. The local people living in this place belong to the Thakali community.

You stay here for the night.

Marpha to Kalopani

Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours

Maximum Altitude: 2460 m above sea level

This day you head towards Kalopani from Marpha which is about 6 hours walk. You begin the trek by walking along the river beds of the Kali Gandaki river and passing the villages of Tukuce and Larjung.

Along the paths, you get to view the outstanding view of Dhaulagiri massif. Viewing these views you descend the paths and cross a suspension bridge. Entering the dense forests you walk ahead in the paths.

You will have crossed many suspension bridges before you arrive at Kalopani. You can visit the famous Cultural Thakali Museum and view the magnificent massifs of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri that surround the village.

You stay in one of the lodges for the night.

Kalopani to Tatopani

Trek Duration: 6 to 7 hours

Maximum Altitude: 1190 m above sea level

This day you head towards Tatopani from Kalopani which is about 7 hours walk. You begin the trek by making a descent passing through mani walls till Ghasa. And from here you walk past a beautiful waterfall named Rupse Chhahara.

We stay in this waterfall for a bit then head down in the paths to Dana village that offers another wonderful waterfall. Walking for a bit you cross a suspension bridge over the Kali Gandaki river and reach Tatopani.

This day you will have crossed many suspension bridges. Tatopani is a natural hot spring water situated at an altitude of 1190 m. The local people believe that the water has healing power so you can take a dip there and relax your body.

You stay in one of the lodges for the night.

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Tatopani to Ghorepani

Trek Duration: 7 to 8 hours

Trek Distance: 13.1 km

Maximum Altitude: 2870 m above sea level

This day you head towards Ghorepani from Tatopani which is about an 8 hours walk.

You begin by ascending in the trails to Shika village through Ghara village. Along the way, you get to view the mesmerizing mountain peaks such as Machhapuchhre and Annapurna south.

Viewing the mountain peaks you climb uphill taking steps made of stone through forests of Rhododendron enjoying the scenic views.

Reaching Ghorepani you stay there for the night.

Ghorepani to Nayapul to Pokhara

Total Duration: 7 to 8 hours

Total Distance: 35.1 km

Maximum Altitude: 820 m above sea level

This day you head towards Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara. The total duration is about 8 hours today.

You wake up early and hike up to Poon Hill to view the sunrise that looks outstanding from there. As the sun rises over the mountain ranges shining its rays towards the valley this is a remarkable experience.

Spending some time there you now descend to Ulleri passing through forests of oaks and rhododendron. Then using a stone step you descend down the path till you reach Hille. From there walk in the trail you reach Nayapul.

Reaching Nayapul you take the transportation back to Pokhara via the Baglung highway. Pokhara is a beautiful city of lakes situated at an altitude of 820 m.

The rest of the day is unplanned so you can visit attractions sites or go cycling through the city. There are many activities to do in this place.

You stay in one of the hotels tonight.

Pokhara to Kathmandu

Drive Duration: 7 to 8 hours

Drive Distance: 204 km

Maximum Altitude: 1400 m above sea level

This day you head back to Kathmandu from Pokhara taking good memories of the trip along with you. Along the way, you get to see many small settlements and drive alongside the Trishuli River.

Arriving at Kathmandu the member of Base Camp adventure bids you farewell hoping your Annapurna Circuit Trek was Great.

Final Say

Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most amazing treks of the Annapurna region. You get to explore the region as well as encircle the magnificent Annapurna Massif.

You begin your journey by driving out of Kathmandu to Bhulbhule from where you begin your trek and ending it in Pokhara drive back to the starting point.

Throughout the trek, you get to see many striking views of Mountain peaks and walk in paths filled with unique species of flora and fauna. Also, experience the hospitality provided by the locals.

This is an amazing trek that helps you make memories that last for a lifetime. This detailed article on Annapurna Circuit Trek Map will help you complete your trek with no trouble.

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