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Chapter 7: Annapurna Circuit Trek Accommodation and Food

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Planning to trek in an unfamiliar region always worries you for what would be the accommodation and food there. These obviously mark your trek and how you experience it. From landing at the airport to the end, this chapter gives the details of accommodation and food available during the Annapurna circuit.

From the most common form of accommodation, lodges to luxurious hotels are options available in Kathmandu and Pokhara. The price abruptly varies based on your preferences and affordability.

When hiking Annapurna Circuit, the price for accommodation is usually lower in the lower elevations, and it increases in the higher regions. However, the choice of accommodation and food in the trail areas are limited.

Let’s break down it place-wise where you might stay. Remember, there are multiple trails for this circuit. This sample almost gives overall ideas regarding the availability.

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In Kathmandu and in Pokhara


  • Inexhaustible options whether to rent in a private resort or reservations in super lavish hotels
  • Generally, trekkers book a decent place to stay before their trip
  • Budget hotels to swanky luxurious lodges are available for budget
  • Thamel in Kathmandu is the most common area for Annapurna circuit trek backpackers
  • Lakeside in Pokhara is the most popular place for tourist

Food and Drink

  • Wider option – from traditional local to continental and international dishes
  • Price varies according to services and places
  • Breakfast is Rs. 250 – Rs. 400 (approx. $2 – $4)
  • Lunch, and dinner Rs. 500 – Rs. 700 (approx. $5 – $7)
  • Local vegetarian food is cheaper than western food or meals with meat

Teahouse Accommodation in Circuit Area

Annapurna circuit teahouses are very popular among the trekkers exploring the region. They can simply relate to the service as it’s the most prevalent in the region. They provide:

  • Basic and seems just a way to survive
  • Furnished wooden bed with pillow, mattress, and a blanket
  • Hot shower out of the electric heater or solar during freezing cold.
  • En suites with both hot and cold baths (only in some teahouses)
  • Family-friendly
  • Low-cost facilities, no-cost deal

Setting off for the Annapurna Circuit adventure, now you start from Kathmandu where you catch a bus to Besishahar to Bhulbhule or Ngadi.

In Besishahar


If you want to stopover Besishahar for the night in this round Annapurna trek, there are some good guest houses at service:

Gateway Himalaya Resort, located in Ghanpokhara, Besishahar

  • Bar, garden, and terrace
  • Restaurant, a 24-hour front desk, and room service
  • Free WiFi throughout the property

Heaven Hill Homestay, located at Gaunshahar-1, Besishahar

  • Common bathroom with hot shower and European washroom
  • Cost per night: $10 (included three meals), $3 (without food)
  • Free wifi

In Ngadi at 930m altitude (10 Km from Besishahar, where Besishahar itself is 176 Km from Kathmandu)

Accommodation for your trekking Annapurna circuit at this place:

Good Luck Hotel & Restaurant at Ngadi, Lamjung

  • Guesthouses with very clean
  • Outside shower, but some rooms have attached bathrooms
  • Price Rs. 200 (approx. 2) for a night

Roshani Guest House & Restaurant at NGADI

  • Private rooms, with 24 hours hot showers
  • Beautiful garden
  • Free wifi
  • Nearby river swimming
  • Organic food, laundry service
  • Run by family

In Ghermu, situated at 1140 m altitude (12 Km from Ngadi)


The Rainbow Hotel, Ghermu

  • Great view- huge waterfall on one side and green rice fields on the other
  • Maintained
  • Price: Rs. 200 ($ 2 USD) per night
  • A room with the attached bathroom is also available at a cost of Rs. 500(approx. $5)

In Tal, situated at 1,700 m altitude (14 Km from Ghermu)

Accommodation during Annapurna Trekking Circuit at this place:

Tashi Delek Guesthouse

  • Large and clean room with its own bathroom with a hot shower
  • Price: Rs. 200 (approx. $2)

Hotel New Mountain River View and Restaurant

  • Sunny terrace and a friendly owner
  • Room equipped with flat TV

In Chame, situated at 2,670 m altitude (21 Km from Tal)

Accommodation for Trek Annapurna Circuit Nepal at this place:

Monalisa Guesthouse

  • Basic room with some compromise

In Upper Pisang, situated at 3,300 m altitude (14 Km from Chame)


Farmhouse Hotel

  • Heated rooms with private bathrooms,
  • Dining room with a fireplace and sauna
  • Cheaper dormitory

Mandala Hotel & Restaurant in Upper Pisang

  • Cozy room
  • Great hot shower and the water pressure
  • Free accommodation if you eat a meal here

In Ngawal, situated at 3,660 m altitude (11Km from Upper Pisang)

Available Accommodation for Trekking Annapurna Circuit Nepal at this place:

The Peaceful Hotel

  • Comfy bed with a very thick mattress
  • Nicely furnished room, if you eat at the lodge, it’s free of charge
  • Interesting Tibetan dishes

Braka, situated at 3,440 m altitude (8 Km from Ngawal)


New Yak Hotel

  • Beautifully decorated room
  • Tiled bathroom with hot shower
  • Impressive modern toilet

Yak Kharka, situated at 4,050 m altitude (12 Km from Braka) on the trail of Annapurna trekking circuit Nepal


Dream Home Hotel

  • Nicely decorated clean room with an attached toilet
  • Warm dining room, delicious food
  • Friendly owner

In Thorong High Camp, situated at 4,850 m altitude (8 Km from Yak Kharka)


Thorong Base Camp Lodge

  • Basic rooms as well as en suite rooms
  • Traditional with modern comforts

In Muktinath, situated at 3,760m altitude (12 Km from Thorong High Camp, way through Thorong La Pass 5,416m), on the trail of round Annapurna trek


Bob Marley Hotel

  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Good food

Buddha Hotel

  • Comfortable room with a private hot shower
  • Tasty momo

In Kagbeni, situated at 2,850 m altitude (13 Km from Muktinath), on the trail of the Annapurna circuit trek


Shangri La Hotel

  • Room with attached bathroom with a hot shower
  • Nice dining rooms
  • Price: Rs. 500 (approx. $5) per night

In Jomsom, situated at 2,720 m altitude (10 Km from Kagbeni), on the trail around the Annapurna trekking circuit


Hotel Tilicho

  • Clean and tidy hotel
  • Well maintained
  • elegant owner
  • Price: Rs 1000 (approx. $10) per night

In Tukuche, situated at 2,590 m altitude (13 Km from Jomsom), on the trail of Annapurna round trek


High Plains Inn & Dutch Bakery

  • Wooden decorated cozy room
  • Attached bathroom and hot shower
  • Dining room
  • Bread and apple pie
  • Price: Rs. 500 (approx. $5)

In Tatopani, situated at 1,190 m altitude (35 Km from Tukuche), on the trail of trekking Annapurna circuit


You can consider returning directly from Tatopani to Pokhara instead. There are many transportation options in Tatopani.

In Ghorepani, situated at 2,860 m altitude (15 Km from Tatopani)


Hotel Snow Land

  • Room with attached bathroom
  • Good food
  • Close to the Poon Hill track

Asha Hotel & Restaurant

  • Nice bedrooms
  • Meals served with fresh organic vegetables grown in the garden
  • Free wifi

In Nayapul, situated at 1,070 m altitude (18 Km from Ghorepani), on the trail of the Annapurna circuit Nepal trekking


Tourists travel to the nearby city Pokhara. You don’t necessarily stopover Nayapul unless some circumstances


Can you stay overnight at Annapurna Base Camp?

Yes, of course, but you will stay at teahouses overnight instead.

What food is available during the Annapurna trek?

Nepali food Dal Bhat is easily available throughout the trail. However, verities of food are limited as you trek the upper part of the region.

What types of accommodations are available during the Annapurna trek?

Teahouse accommodations are popular on the trails, where they just provide basic rooms with some facilities. Only a few lodges can offer some modern facilities in the trekking region.

If you are looking for information regarding routes of Annapurna Circuit trek read Routes and Maps of the Annapurna Circuit Trek chapterBest Annapurna Circuit Trek Time chapter explain in detail about the best time to trek in Annapurna Circuit region. If you are wondering how to choose the best trek operator, find detail information from this How to Choose the best Annapurna Circuit Trek Operator chapter.

The cost chapter Cost of Annapurna Circuit Trek explains all types of cost and fees of Annapurna Circuit trek. If you need information regarding visa and permit of Annapurna Circuit trek read Visa and Permit for Annapurna Circuit Trek chapter.

The Annapurna circuit packing list chapter explains the main items to Packing for Annapurna Circuit trekking.  If you want information about Annapurna Circuit trek ground transportation read the chapter Annapurna Circuit Ground Transportation.

In other chapters of this Annapurna Circuit Trek guide, we have explained in detail of Internet Facility in the Annapurna Circuit region, how and where to find the AnnapurnaTrek Guides and Porters and how much dangerous and safe is Annapurna Circuit Trek. Moreover, you can explore our Nepal tours and treks package page to find several amazing Annapurna circuit trekking deals.