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Trip Code: NET-TR-ANJM

  • Trip Type Lodge Trekking
  • Duration 14 days
  • Grade Moderate
  • Max.Altitude 5416 m.
  • Min. Group Size 1
  • Travel Mode Land & Flight
Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek:

Annapurna Circuit Jomsom Trek is the best option for those who have limited time and wanting to do Annapurna Circuit. 

Annapurna Circuit Jomsom Trek offers superb views of Annapurna and Mount Dhaulagiri and a train of contrasting landscapes ranging from sub-tropical and alpine to arid semi-desert. At the climax of the trek there is a formidable 5416m pass, called the Thorong La, one of the highest passes in the Himalayas. Thorong La in Tamang language means ‘cock is croaking, begin your day’. 
During Annapurna Circuit Jomsom Trek, you will also visit the temple of Chumig Gyatsa or Muktinath. In Tibetan language, Chumig Gyatsa means hundred waters. Chumig Gyatsa is an important shrine for Buddhists as well as Hindus and hosts a mud statue of Buddha and an eternal flame. You will trek down from Muktinath via Kagbeni to arrive at the town of Dzong Sam or Jomsom
Formerly known as Dzong-Sam or new fort, Jomsom is a town inhabited by Thakali people. The town is located on the banks of Kali Gandaki river and affords beautiful views of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri mountains. Kali Gandaki valley has the deepest gorge in the world along with beautiful monasteries and chorten walls. 
You can fly out of Jomsom to Pokhara. As this is a lodge-based trek it provides opportunity to gain an insight into the local culture and interact with the local communities.


 Trip code: NET-TR-ANJM
  Region Annapurna Region Trekking
 Trip Rating
 Trip Duration 14 days
 Trip Type: Lodge Trekking
 Trip Grade: Moderate
 Min. Group Size 1
 Max Altitude: 5416 m.
 Trip Start: Kathmandu
 Trip Ends: Kathmandu
 Best Season: SEP-OCT-NOV
 Transportation: Land & Flight
 Meals: 3 times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
 Accommodation: 2-3 Star Accommodation in Kathmandu
Lodge Accommodation during Trek
Standard Hotel Accommodation in Pokhara


After early-morning breakfast, our guide will pick you up from the hotel and take you to the bus station. Drive from Kathmandu to Ngadi via Besisahar, takes about eight hours. Stay overnight at lodge in Ngadi.

Trek from Ngadi (930m) to Chamje (1410m.) takes about six hours.  Ahead the Marshyangdi valley forms a steep V-shape and you follow the winding mountain path down through Syange (1100m.) where there is a beautiful waterfall above it and along the river for some distance. The trail then climbs steeply and the path is cut into the sheer cliff-face some 200-300m above the riverbed.. Now the trail begins to observe small ups and downs to Chamje through the forests. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Chamje (1410m.) to Dharapani (1960m.) takes about six hours. The first part of the trail descends to the river and after crossing a suspension bridge, you begin a climb to Sattale (1550m.) on a path so steep that it seems one slip would send you hurtling down into the valley. You continue on an undulating path above the river. Climbing the zigzag path to the top of the hill, we see the level, plain of Tal (1700m.) before us. You descend to a grassy riverbank that leads to Tal with its hotels and teahouses. Here you can enjoy the exhilarating waterfalls .Beyond Tal, the valley narrows and the path becomes high and winding and in several areas hewn from the rock itself. Beyond the small village of Karte (1900m.), there is a bit more cliff-walking before the path drops again to the river. You cross a suspension bridge and climb the short distance to the stone Mani marking the entrance to Dharapani (1960m.), and our camp for the night.  Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2675m.) takes about five and half hours. As you cut through a narrow field from the village, the Dudh Khola, originates from the south face of Manaslu, enters on the opposite bank. The Marshyangdi then veers to the left and as Annapurna II becomes visible ahead, you arrive at Bagarchhap, a Bhote village with prayer flags fluttering in the breeze around Buddhist monastery. Continuing to climb through forests of pine and oak, you pass through Danaque (2210m.). The trail goes through flat level until you reach Chame where there are government offices, shops and hotels. Chame is the administrative headquarters for the Manang district.  Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Chame to Pisang (3100m.) takes about five hours. With Lamjung Himal (6893m) sparkling in the morning sun, you set off for Pisang. The mountain disappears as you climb the path up the valley, passing a huge apple orchard. You continue through a fir and pine forest, climbing to a high, rocky area as the opposite bank becomes an impassable cliff. From this point the valley becomes extremely steep-sided as you follow the path to Bhratang (2950m.). You now walk through a pine forest and as the forest ends, the valley changes from a V-shape to a gentle U-shape, opening up a wonderful vista before us. You can see the east peak of Annapurna II as well as Pisang Peak (6091m.) to the north-east. Continuing on, you come to a long Mani wall by a bridge and the lower village of Pisang. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Pisang to Manang (3440m.) takes about five and half hours. Beyond Pisang, the trail climbs a steep ridge that affords good views of the Manang valley and Tilicho peak (7145m.). Descending past Manang's airstrip at Hungde (3320m.), you come to a level area from where the north-east face of Annapurna III rises majestically above you. From the wide plains of the Sabje Khola Valley, Annapurna IV (7525m.) also becomes visible. Just beyond this point you cross the considerably reduced flow of the Marshyangdi Khola via a wooden bridge to the tiny village of Mungji. Large Chortens and Mani walls abound and the tall peaks of the Himalaya spread out before us - Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna (7455m.) and to the rear, Tilicho Peak (7145m.). After a short steep climb you reach Manang. Stay overnight at lodge.

Rest day at Manang and hang in and around town. This is an important rest and acclimatization day today before crossing the Thorung La. There are optional day walks such as crossing the river to see the tremendous icefall coming down from the Annapurna, or climbing high above the village for a full panorama of the Annapurna range and the Manang Valley. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4350m.) and it takes about three and half hours. Now the trail ascends gently all the way to Yak Kharka passing through the Gunsang (3960m.) village. En route, you can see panoramic views all the day. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4420m.) takes about 3 and half hours. Leaving Yak Kharka, you climb gradually to a ridge before descending to the headwaters of the Marshyangdi and crossing via a covered wooden bridge. After a short ascent up the mountain path on the right bank, you follow a narrow trail across an unstable spree slope and then descend to Thorung Phedi.  Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3850m.) via Thorong La (5416m.) Pass and it takes about seven hours. You start early today for your crossing of Thorung La [5416m]. The trail becomes steep immediately on leaving camp but as this trail has been used by local people for hundreds of years the path is well defined. The gradient then eases and after around 4 hours of steady climbing you reaches the chorten and prayer flags of the pass. The descent to Muktinath is a knee pounding 1600m but it's compensated for with excellent views of Dhaulagiri. Eventually the moraines give way to grassy slopes before a pleasant walk along the Jhong Khola Valley to Muktinath and its shrines and temple. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Muktinath to Kagbeni (2410) and it takes about three to four hours. The trail ahead descends along a barren land. You will be able to see Dhampus peak, Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri. Jharkot village is one of the villages you will pass by on the way. Kagbeni, located in Lower Mustang, is settled by Thakali people and has 500 year old Gompa that hosts many ancient religious manuscripts. This is also the gateway to Upper Mustang. Stay overnight at lodge. 

Trek from Kagbeni to Jomsom (2720m) and it takes about three to four hours. The trail passes through Kali Ganaki banks and much of the journey is windy. Jomsom is a district headquarters of Mustang and is the major settlement of Thakali people. Jomsom is a moderate town with facilities such as banks, post office, schools etc. Stay overnight in lodge in Jomsom. 

Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara takes about 25 minutes. During the flight you will enjoy the views of Annapurna, Dhaualgiri, Nilgiri etc. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara. 

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu takes about seven hours. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city, Kathmandu. 


The Trip includes following services:
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private A/C car or Van
  • Trekking guide/s
  • Porter/s (1 porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Accommodation in teahouses (lodges) during the trek
  • Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags and trekking sticks etc.
  • Entry Permit for Annapurna conservation Area
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Flight ticket from Jomsom to Pokhara
  • All land transportation wherever applicable
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Insurance and equipments for the trekking staffs
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (In case of emergency, we will organize prompt and professional rescue services. To arrange timely evacuation/rescue by helicopter, you must be well insured from a reliable travel insurance company that covers both helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost.)
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.) 
The Trip does not include:
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Lunch and dinner in Pokhara
  • Meals and hotel accommodation in Kathmandu 

Note:  There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.


    Jomsom Annapurna Base Camp Trek
    Jeneifier Lavallei,

    Jomsom Annapurna Base Camp Trek

    I have returned from a 14-day trek up to Annnapurna Base camp & then over the Jomsom. The trek went very well & I was extremely pleased with the services provided by the guide, Shiva, and my porter, Surya, It was a fabulous experience & I would highly recommend the team of Nepal Environmental.

    They were very professional & Knowledgable , as well as knowing how to deal with minor injuries. I hope anyone that chooses a trek - The Annapurna region has a wonderful time as well.

    Jeneifier Lavallei Canada 118 Main St Toronto,

    ONT Canada M4E 2V8

    Annapurna Base Camp
    Val Armani

    Annapurna Base Camp

    The day I arrived to Nepal I was picked up from the airport, comport settaled in right away the company was like a family, great in every way. I highly recommend their service. I chose to take on the Annapurna trek for 12 day the experience was breathtaking, majestic, everything was provided. At time it was strenuous walking but worth every effort. It's great to get away from the city life. As you inbark on a uninterrupted journey by the time you reach base camp. Mother nature has provided the greatest picture ever. You are on top of the world, heaven on earth what a reward. But most of all my greatest gratitude goes towards my guide. We became best of friends between is their was a connection immediate and obvious that he embraces every moment as you would there for we were on the same level from the start. Val Armani Sydney NSW Australia

    Lotta Kilint and Richard Skold,

    Annapurna Base Camp and Jomsom Trek

    "This is the second time we visit Nepal and of course we make a trekking with Nepal Environmental Trekking. Last time we visited Nepal was 1996 and that time we done a wonderful trekking in the Helambu area. This time we did a trekking to Annapurna base camp and little trip on the Jomsom trek. ……The Nepal Environmental Trekking is a good firm to trek with because they take good care of us and their own personnel. Don’t hesitate because we have made two trekking with them and will hopefully make one more……………."


    Lotta Kilint and Richard Skold

    Gotgatan 17 c

    58231 Linkoping, Sweden


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