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Annapurna Circuit Trekking Map

This accurate map helps trekkers to avoid the motor road and follow their trail continuously without any hassle. It gives you an idea of the distance you need to cover, and the time it would take to reach your destination for the day. This way, you can plan your trip in advance and maintain a steady pace on your trek to avoid stress and fatigue.d

You should always carry the Annapurna Circuit trek map with you all along the trek. The map covers all the trek itinerary of Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Base Camp trek. The mountains have fewer communication lines, and a map can be your best companion on the trek.

Go through the detailed map and the complete guide below for a better understanding of the Annapurna Circuit trek route.

Short Annapurna Circuit Trek 10 Days

Annapurna Circuit Trekking Map Description

Kathmandu – Bulbule

Maximum altitude: 1400m

Drive duration: 6-7 hours

The journey for the Annapurna Circuit trek starts from Kathmandu with a scenic drive to Bulbule. We pass through besisahar overlooking the outstanding views of the green hills and verdant landscapes. We stay overnight at a lodge in Bulbule.

Bulbule – Chamje

Maximum altitude: 2140m

Trek duration: 5-6 hours

We start our trek journey from Bulbule. The easy trail makes an ascent towards the Bahun Dada. Bahun Dada is on top of a magnificent ridge. The trail descends to the beautiful water streams and terraced farms before joining the Marshyangdi river.

After walking past various suspension bridges for some time, we will arrive at a cliff in Jagat. The view of the surrounding hills and the pristine Marshyangdi river streaming is awe-inspiring. We stay overnight at Chamje.

Chamje – Bagarchhap

Maximum altitude: 2160 m

Trek duration: 5-6 hours

After breakfast, we climb uphill following the rushing Marshyangdi river towards Tal (1710 m). The beautiful trek follows a steep uphill climb that leads us to the top of a magnificent ridge.

After crossing a suspension bridge, we arrive at a narrow and beautiful valley with pristine waterfalls. You will climb a long stone stairway from Tal. The trail maintains an uphill and downhill path until Dharapani (1890m). At Dharapani, we can observe century-old Chortens.

We then make our way to Bagarchhap. We can find typical stone houses with flat roofs in the Buddhist settlement villages. We stay overnight at Bagarchhap.

Bagarchhap – Chame

Maximum altitude: 2650 m

Trek duration: 5-6 hours

Walking distance: 13 km

After an early breakfast, we start our trek from Bagarchhap passing through fir and pine forest. We arrive at the white-coloured Gompa and the numerous mani stones and prayer wheels along the way.

We trek further to reach Danakyu from where we get stunning views of Mt. Manaslu and Peak 29. We walk around the serene Dudh Khola flowing from the south face of Mt Manaslu. The spectacular Marsyangdi river on the left side and the dramatic peak sight of Annapurna II enthrals you.

We pass through fir woods to arrive at Chame on the shore of the river. Chame is a large settlement Manang. You can explore the Chame area and also take a dip in the hot spring near the Marsyangdi River. We will stay overnight at a lodge in Chame.

Chame – Pisang

Maximum altitude: 3300m

Trek duration: 4-5 hours

After breakfast, we resume our journey towards Pisang, passing by an apple orchard. From Bhratang, the trail passes through the Oak and Maple forest in a turns steep and narrow path.

We arrive at Dhikur Pokhari, which is an excellent viewpoint for the Pisang Peak and Annapurna IV, and the Pangdi Danda (1,500m) which is a black rock rising from the riverbed.

We continue our trek to Lower Pisang and then subsequently to Upper Pisang where we acclimatization properly. We can observe the evening prayers conducted in the evening by the local monks in the monastery. We stay overnight at a lodge in Lower Pisang.

Pisang – Manang

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Maximum altitude: 3250m

Trek duration: 6-7 hours

After breakfast, we start our trek with am easy ascent. There are two possible routes to Manang, one via Ghyaru and the other via Humde. While both routes do eventually meet at Mugje, the way via Humde is relatively easy.

We resume our trek via an extensive and dusty trail that leads us to Manang. There are magnificent Mani walls that welcome us alongside the spectacular view of the Pisang Peak and Annapurna III. Manang is a large Tibetan village surrounded by mountains Chulu peaks and Gangapurna.

Manang has stupas and monasteries from where we can observe the best views of the sun rising and setting. We stay overnight at a lodge Manang.

Manang – Ledar

Maximum altitude: 4250m

Trek duration: 3-5 hours

After acclimatizing and exploring the area around Manang, we leave the village through an easy trail that turns into a steep ascent 2000m toward Thorong la Pass. We then climb through Tenki, leaving the Marshyangdi Valley.

We arrive at Ledar at 4200m passing through Jarsang Khola Valley and vegetations steadily. We get the spectacular views of Annapurna, Himchuli, Peak 29 all along the trail. The trail passes through the Gunsang settlement where we cross a wooden bridge over the Gundon River to reach Ledar. We stay overnight at a lodge in Ledar.

Ledar – Phedi (High camp)

Maximum altitude: 4600m

Trek duration: 3-4 hours

After breakfast, we resume our trek with a steady climb to an edge and we descent to the Marsyangdi River. We then cross a wooden bridge and continue the slender track that leads us to an uneven hill, and we make a final ascent to Thorung La Phedi.

Phedi – Mukti Nath

Maximum altitude: 5416m

Trek duration: 6-8 hours

After breakfast, we observe the serene Marsyangdi River and cross the river via a wooden bridge. We reduce our trail to the right banks of the river. The trail then turns narrow and moves crossways with a shaky incline.

We then walked to the stunning Thorung La Pass (5416m). We descend further down for 5 hours to Muktinath a holy site for Hindus and Buddhists alike. Muktinath means the god of salvation. There are 108 fixed stone taps and a temple devoted to Lord Vishnu. We stay overnight at the lodge

Jomsom Muktinath Jeep Tour

MuktiNath – Jomsom

Maximum altitude: 3800m

Trek duration: 4-5 hours

After breakfast, we will further explore the area around the spiritual shrine of Muktinath. We will descend to Jharkot, where we can observe the old ruins of the palace of King of Mustang and some Chortens and Gompas around Jharkot.

We descend downhill to Kaagbeni, which is a small settlement perched at the edge of Kali Gandaki and Jhang River. Kaagbeni was the old trading route of Mustang and Tibet caravan. We will descend rapidly to Jomsom past Ekle Bhatti. We stroll around the are around Jomsom and stay overnight.

Jomsom – Tatopani (Natural hot spring)

Maximum altitude: 2743m

Drive duration: 5-6 hours

We take a jeep drive from Muktinath through the Kali Gandaki valley. We can observe the settlements like Khingar, Jharkot and overlook the typical Tibetan architecture, and the snow-capped mountains of Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri.

We arrive at Tatopani after a drive of almost 5-6 hours. Tatopani is famous for its numerous hot water springs and taking a dip in the warm waters of Tatopani relieve you of all the stress and fatigue of the trek

Tatopani – Ghorepani

Maximum altitude: 2874m

Trek duration: 5-6 hours

After breakfast, we trek down the trail with terraced farmlands. We observe the beautiful vegetation in the area, along with rhododendron, pine, and fir forests. After arriving at Ghorepani, we stay overnight at a lodge.

Poonhill – Ghorepani – Nayapul – Pokhara

Maximum altitude: 2874m

Trek duration: 6-7 hours

Drive duration: 1.5 hours

After an early breakfast, we climb up to Poonhil viewpoint, which gives us a high vantage point for observing the beautiful sunrise. The awe-inspiring sunrise over the Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri is a thing of beauty.

We can stop and spend some precious moments here, taking spectacular pictures. We trek back to Ghorepani where we have breakfast and then hike back to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara.

Annapurna Circuit Trekking Map – Frequently Asked Questions

➢ Where is the Annapurna region located?

Annapurna Circuit trek is located in the north-central region of Nepal within a few hours drive from the capital city of Kathmandu.

➢ How many hours do trekkers need to walk on a particular trekking day?

The trekkers have to walk for 6-7 hours on average for around 15 days. The trekkers will have to start early so that they can take adequate rests between the walks and can maintain a steady pace.

➢ What is the total altitude gained during each trekking day?

You will be trekking uphill and downhill, so the altitude gain is around 500-600m every day. However, we do not trek for more than 600m in elevation as it is not medically advisable.

➢ What is the highest point of the trek?

The highest point of the trek is Thorong La Pass at 5,416m/17,769ft.

➢ How are the facilities for food and accommodation along the trek?

The food and accommodation facilities are pretty basic as the Annapurna Circuit trek is a tea house trek. The tea houses provide a twin sharing room with a shared bathroom. You will get the facilities of a bed and blanket and a typical Nepali meal of “Dal Bhat” along the trail.

➢ What is the culture and lifestyle around the Annapurna region?

The Annapurna region mostly comprises of Tibetan, Magar, and Gurung communities. The people here are welcoming, and their incredible hospitality will warm your heart.

➢ What is the total distance covered during the trail?

The total distance covered during the trail is 230 km.

➢ Are there facilities like hot showers and wifi along the trail?

Yes, there are facilities of hot shower and wifi available at lower elevations, but these facilities get sparse as you rise in elevation along the trail


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