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The Annapurna Range on the Annapurna Circuit Trek in Nepal

Annapurna Circuit Trek

The Annapurna Circuit trek is one of Nepal’s most well-known and classical trekking routes. The Annapurna section is a 55 km long massif, connected by the Kali Gandaki Gorge in the west, the Marshyangdi river on the north and east, and the Pokhara valley on the south. ...

Annapurna Circuit trek - 23 Trips with 120 Reviews

Highlights
  • Crossing the world's widest pass, the Thorong La Pass at 5416 meter.
  • Majestic mountain views of the Annapurna range, Mt.
  • Seeing the world's deepest gorge, the Kali Gandaki gorge.

The Annapurna circuit trek lies in the central part of Nepal. This is one of ... Read More

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Annapurna Circuit Trek

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  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Operator Active 12 minutes ago Nepal Eco Adventure Pvt
  • Tour Type Private and Group Tour
  • Next Departures Dec 17 Dec 18
From US$ 900 15 days
Highlights
  • Enjoy the world's most popular classic trek..
  • Trek to world's highest lake, Lake Tilicho..
  • Discover the best of Hindu and Buddhist cultures..

The Annapurna Circuit Trek consistently ranks among the world's most famous treks. You will have ... Read More

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15 Day Annapurna Circuit Trek With Tilicho Lake

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  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Operator Active 1 hour ago Unique Adventure International Pvt
  • Tour Type Private and Group Tour
  • Next Departures Today Dec 16
From US$ 850 15 days
Highlights
  • Help Nepal get back on its feet by retuning to the country, and discover how Kathmandu still remains a legendary destination while the post earthquake rebuilding continues
  • Explore timeless Kathmandu
  • View the mighty Himalaya Mountain range on the flight to Lukla.

Experience the high mountains of Nepal on this challenging trekking adventure. Conquer Everest's Base Camp... ... Read More

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Annapurna & Everest

  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Operator Active 1 day ago Intrepid Travel
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Next Departures Feb 17 Mar 3
From US$ 3,080 US$ 2,618 31 days
Highlights
  • Incredible trekking, traversing rhododendron forests, isolated hamlets and villages.
  • Challenging circular trek around one of the world’s highest mountains.
  • Encountering temples, monasteries, and breathtaking landscapes throughout trek trek.

Annapurna Circuit Trek is a varied trek in terms of nature, valleys, waterfalls and rivers ... Read More

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Annapurna Circuit Trek - 15 Days

of 12 reviews
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Operator Active 33 minutes ago Himalayan Leisure, Inc.
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Next Departures Tomorrow Dec 17
From US$ 935 15 days
Highlights
  • See spectacular views of the Annapurna Range.
  • Cross the Thorong La pass at over 5416 meters, one of the widest passes in the world.
  • Trek to the deepest gorge in the world.

The Annapurna circuit trek is a popular classic trekking route among trekkers worldwide. Filled with ... Read More

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Annapurna Circuit Trek

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  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Operator Active 1 day ago Glorious Himalaya Trekking Pvt
  • Tour Type Private and Group Tour
  • Next Departures Today Dec 16
From US$ 616 16 days
Highlights
  • One of the top treks in the world..
  • Wide Thorong La Pass..
  • Breathtaking Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges..

The Annapurna Circuit Trek consistently ranks among the world's most famous treks. You will have ... Read More

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Annapurna Circuit Trek

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  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Operator Active 1 hour ago Unique Adventure International Pvt
  • Tour Type Private and Group Tour
  • Next Departures Today Dec 16
From US$ 800 15 days
Highlights
  • Crossing the Thorung- La over 5416 meters.
  • Visiting oldest Buddhist monastery in Braga/ Manang.
  • The Pilgrimage town of Muktinath.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is a very popular trek in Nepal. The trail passes through ... Read More

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Annapurna Circuit Trek

of 12 reviews
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Operator Active 1 hour ago Green Valley Nepal Treks
  • Tour Type Private and Group Tour
  • Next Departures Dec 17 Dec 18
From US$ 940 13 days
Highlights
  • Trek in the stunning Annapurna Mountain Range.
  • Cross the world's widest mountain pass – Thorong La – at 5,416 meters.
  • Visit the world's deepest gorge, the Kali Gandaki Gorge.

The Annapurna Circuit trek in Nepal is a classic trek. Cross the world's widest mountain ... Read More

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Annapurna Circuit Trek

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  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Operator Active 2 hours ago Unique Path Trekking & Expedition (
  • Tour Type Private and Group Tour
  • Next Departures Dec 17 Dec 18
From US$ 775 15 days
Highlights
  • Revel in 21 action-packed days of exploring Nepal’s most popular area.
  • Meet and immerse yourself in two incredible cultures.
  • Trek along the challenging Thorung La Pass at 5,416 meters.

There is no question about it, one of the most spectacular places in Nepal is ... Read More

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Around Annapurna Trek

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  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Operator Active 20 seconds ago Buddha Treks and Expedition
  • Tour Type Private and Group Tour
  • Next Departures Dec 20 Dec 21
From US$ 1,160 21 days
Highlights
  • Poon Hiil, One of the Best Viewpoints in the World to See a Panoramic View of Mountains..
  • Thorong La Pass (5,416 m), the Highest Point of the Annapurna Circuit Trek..
  • Manang Valley, close to the Nepal - Tibet Border..

Since it opened to foreign trekkers in 1977, the Annapurna Circuit has become renowned as ... Read More

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Annapurna Circuit Trek

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  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Operator Active 1 day ago Ace the Himalaya
  • Tour Type Private and Group Tour
  • Next Departures Dec 17 Dec 18
From US$ 1,650 23 days
Highlights
  • Picturesque Marshyangdi River Valley.
  • Manang and the Tibetan Buddhist culture.
  • Technical Thorong La Pass (5416m).

Annapurna Circuit also known as Around Annapurna trekking is one of the popular and the ... Read More

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Annapurna Circuit Trek

  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Operator Active 57 seconds ago Adventure Bound Treks and
  • Tour Type Private and Group Tour
  • Next Departures Dec 17 Dec 18
From US$ 845 16 days
Highlights
  • Walk through narrow suspension bridges witnessing amazing waterfalls.
  • Experience breathing in thin air at higher altitudes.
  • Cross popular Thorong La Pass, the highest point of this trek (5,416 m).

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the renowned treks which attracts many travelers to ... Read More

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  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Operator Active 1 hour ago Icicles Adventure Treks and
  • Tour Type Private and Group Tour
  • Next Departures Tomorrow Dec 17
From US$ 990 18 days
Highlights
  • Annapurna Circle - Complete a 15 day trek around one of the world's classic trekking route
  • Thorong La - Cross this challenging high pass, 5416m, offering stunning views
  • Envision Nepalese culture & temples, especially Muktinath with different religious values

Annapurna Circuit trek is considered to be one of the best treks in the world ... Read More

Nepal Hiking Team
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Annapurna Circuit Trek

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  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Operator Active 8 hours ago Nepal Hiking Team
  • Next Departures Dec 17 Dec 18
From US$ 1,050 15 days
Highlights
  • Explore Manang Village ( 3800 meters).
  • Panoramic View from the Highest Pass Thorang La ( 5416 meters).
  • Explore Hindu Temple and Muktinath Village.

The Annapurna Circuit is a challenging 17-day trek through one of the most famous mountain ... Read More

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Annapurna Circuit Trek

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  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Operator Active 1 day ago Outshine Adventure Pvt Ltd
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Next Departures Dec 17 Dec 18
From US$ 1,045 14 days
Highlights
  • See spectacular views of the Annapurna Range.
  • Wide Thorong La Pass..
  • The Pilgrimage town of Muktinath.

The Annapurna Circuit is one of the world's most awe-inspiring treks, and since 1977 has ... Read More

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  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Operator Active 1 hour ago Trek Nepal Int'l
  • Tour Type Private and Group Tour
  • Next Departures Dec 17 Dec 18
From US$ 1,100 15 days
Highlights
  • Witness high mountains of the Annapurna range & other snow-capped peaks..
  • Hike to Poon hill, the Himalayan view-point, for amazing sunrise view over the Himalayas..
  • Crossing over the high mountain pass, Thorang-La at 5,416 meters..

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Annapurna Circuit Trek

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  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Operator Active 27 minutes ago Breakfree Adventures Pvt Ltd
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Next Departures Dec 17 Dec 18
From US$ 1,375 21 days
Highlights
  • Incredible views of Mount Manaslu and Himal Chuli to the East..
  • Fine village occupied by a wide diversity of individuals from diverse ethnic group.
  • Thorang La pass, the top of the valley at an altitude of 5,416m..

Annapurna Circuit Trek is a three weeks trek that begins right from Besishahar and follows ... Read More

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  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Operator Active 7 hours ago Exciting Nepal Treks and
  • Tour Type Private and Group Tour
  • Next Departures Dec 17 Dec 18
From US$ 1,090 14 days
Highlights
  • Wonderful variety of landscapes and cultures.
  • Crossing the highest elevation Thorang La pass (5,416m).

This is probably one of the world's most awe-inspiring treks, and since 1977 has been ... Read More

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  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu/Pokhara
  • Operator Active 1 hour ago Trek Nepal Int'l
  • Next Departures Dec 17 Dec 18
From US$ 1,125 15 days
Highlights
  • Natural beauty
  • Splendid Himalayan view
  • Crossing Thorong La

The Annapurna Circuit trek is a true classic! Trekkers from near and far have hailed ... Read More

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Annapurna Circuit

  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Operator Active 1 day ago Mosaic Adventure
  • Next Departures Dec 17 Dec 18
From US$ 1,000 15 days
Highlights
  • Experience Annapurna Circuit Trek, one of the best treks in Nepal.
  • Visit Thorong-La Pass (5,416m) the noteworthy mountain pass.
  • Revel in the magnificent views of the Annapurna mountain range.

Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the best treks in Nepal, perfect for trekkers who ... Read More

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  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Operator Active 2 hours ago Nepal Lion Tours and
  • Tour Type Private and Group Tour
  • Next Departures Dec 17 Dec 18
From US$ 875 13 days
Highlights
  • Crossing the world's widest trekking pass - Thorong La.
  • Excellent trek and trekking trails with picture perfect scenery.

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Annapurna Circuit Trek

  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Operator Nepal Vision Treks and
  • Next Departures Dec 17 Dec 18
From US$ 1,495 17 days
Highlights
  • Getting across Throng La Pass.
  • Panorama of Himalayan giants dominated by Annapurna.
  • The common pilgrimage of Buddhists, Hindus, Jains Muktinath.

Voted one of the best long treks in the world, Annapurna Circuit trek culminates into... ... Read More

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Annapurna Circuit Trek

  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Operator Active 2 hours ago Advanced Adventures Pvt Ltd
  • Next Departures Dec 17 Dec 18
From US$ 1,240 17 days
Highlights
  • Take in stunning Himalayan views
  • Experience high passes and prayer flags
  • Stay in teahouse lodges and tiny hamlets

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4.8 - Excellent Based on 120 customer reviews
The best view ever Reviewed Tour: Annapurna Circuit Trek
Ahmad Riyan From Singapore At
5 - Excellent
“I was shock by the beauty of this place. Annapurna circuit is the best trek!!!!”
Annapurna circuit Reviewed Tour: Annapurna Circuit Trek
Shen-Tai Yates From Australia At
5 - Excellent
“The trek was amazing. The views and sights that can be seen in the morning thumbs up”
More information needed about the cash needed Reviewed Tour: Annapurna Circuit Trek
Anonymous From British At
3 - Average
“Circuit is quite tough, but rather a lot on jeep roads which have now been built to access Manang rather than foot or horse trails.”
An incredible experience! Reviewed Tour: 15 Day Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake
Anonymous From Australia At
5 - Excellent
“The scenery along the trail was amazing and the breathtaking views made all the hard ascents and long days very well worth it! I would do the trip again in a heartbeat.”
Annapurna 15 days Reviewed Tour: 15 Day Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake
Anonymous From Australia At
5 - Excellent
“The company was amazing to do this trip with. They responded to emails fast before we had landed in Kathmandu and were very helpful. The trek was the best price we found and included everything in it, there were no unexpected extra costs. The guides were amazing the whole time and when I got altitude sickness they were very knowledgeable and made sure I was safe. I would highly recommend this company if you are looking to do a trek.”
Excellent Reviewed Tour: Annapurna Circuit Trek
Matthew Steer From UK At
5 - Excellent
“Excellent”
15 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek in November 2017 Reviewed Tour: Annapurna Circuit Trek
Eva Shi May Lau From Malaysia At
5 - Excellent
“I had an amazing 15 day trek around the Annapurna Circuit with this gem of a company! The itinerary was well organised and suited a variety of fitness levels. Ours was a group of 8 people who all got along really well and this definitely made the trip more enjoyable than it already is. From booking the trek to completing the journey at Pokhara, we were well taken care of every step of the way. Chhatra was quick to reply to any queries I had regarding the trip via email and the packing list and instructions provided by the company was spot on. Our guide Ram and assistant guide Sandeep were professional, dedicated and caring throughout our trip, gently encouraging us when we were feeling tired and worn out during some of the tougher days of the trek and yet remained so positive and energetic themselves throughout the trip. Ram has 20
odd years of trekking experience in the Himalayas under his belt and provided accurate information to our questions peppered with personal anecdotes of his various adventures during this time as a mountain guide. Our porters (Bikram, Ram, Sudeep and Sumrat) worked tirelessly to ensure that our bags arrived safely and yet always had a willing smile on their face despite the heavy load on their back. The camaraderie and friendship that these men have for each other is truly remarkable as they helped each other along what is definitely a tiring and difficult job. The sceneries along the trek was breathtaking and changes almost everyday from lush green forests to snow capped mountains, making this the perfect itinerary for those of us who are into our photography or just looking to enjoy a wide range of views. The teahouses that we stayed in were simple and as clean as they come and the food along the way was delicious and filling. Overall I would say that this is a moderate- difficult trek and would definitely recommend this to anyone relatively fit and looking for a challenge. Would recommend/ order again!”
Beautiful sceneries but bad agency Reviewed Tour: 15 Day Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake
Anonymous From France At
2 - Poor
“I booked my trek because I’ve read a lot of nice reviews.
Don’t get me wrong, the views were beautiful, over the mountains. Tilicho Lake was incredible and Thorong la Pass very challenging.
But, if you book with an agency so you don’t have to worry about anything during the trek, then try another one !
At the pretrek meeting, when we ask about the flight (Jomson-Pokhara) tickets booking, he told us everything was in order.
3 days before the supposed flight, our guide told us he didn’t have the tickets, the company didn’t send him anything (even though we asked for it !). We called the boss and he told us he tried but it was hard and couldn’t get the tickets. Is it what we call a liar ? I think so.
Of course if we talk about money : 25 min flight = 100$ per person and 10 hours Jeep travel = 15$. So much benefit for them to say they weren’t able to book.
Let’s talk about our guide :
- his English was bad (I’m french ok) but the Australians with me couldn’t understand him either
- didn’t explained us anything
- didn’t really know our itinitary
- didn’t want to go to Tilicho base camp because it was crowded because of the Nepalese vacantion. What’s the point of hiring a guide then ?
We finally went there because we forced him to. And once there we slept on tents because apparently there was no more rooms available but still saw people getting rooms 2-4 hours after we arrived. Must be a price problem isn’t it ?
- one of us got sick in Thorong pedi but told us there was no room anymore there and we needed to hike 1h / 1000m high to go to High camp. She was sick, so she couldn’t move and needed to rest, he finally found us a room. Miracle ?

Finally, I don’t see where my money went on this trek. We didn’t know in advance how much we could spend for breakfast/lunch/dinner. Rooms weren’t booking in advance. I don’t see the advantage of having a guide and booking with an agency.
Lesson learned, next time, save money and hike alone. You’ll meet a lot of people, no way of getting lost and you will save a LOT of money.”
The tour operator responded on :
“Greetings!!! Thank You for your Review. We would like to apologize for your inconvenience during this trip. We have taken this review as a timely reminder for us. We are in the field of Nepal Trekking and Tours since 1998. We always craved for surpassing guests expectations and needs. We have noted this incident happened with you during the trip as reminder for us as a reality check. This will undoubtedly help us sharpen our service standards' reevaluation.

We couldn't replace the bad moments endured by you but certainly we empathize. We have tried to explain about the situation along with this response text.

1. Pre - Trek Meeting
When we had pre trek meeting the flights tickets booking request email was sent to Airline Company. We can provide you the copy of our correspondence with airline company. On that particular date we got a message of booking confirmation.

Jomsom - Pokhara Flight is very complicated air route of Nepal including Lukla, Juphal, Simikot and Phaplu. Locals pressurize the airline company regarding the reservation quotas for them. Moreover, syndicate enforced by locals make it very hard for travel agency to get tickets. However, our team relentlessly worked to get tickets for you. Eventually we managed to get tickets.

We told you about the ground transportation as back up plan. The ground transportation you talked about is local (15 $) but private jeep costs 300 $ approx. Usually if flight is not available we provide private 4 wheel Jeep. We would like to stress that our intention was "not to save money by providing less services to our guests".

2. Trekking Guide
- The guide we assigned is very experienced with more than 20 years in the field of Nepal Trekking. We accept that his English Language is not fluent but he is English Speaking Guide who had conducted numerous expeditions before as well.

- In the event that he hesitated to go Tilicho Lake, after inquiring him we found that during that period of time lots of Nepalese domestic trekkers and others were on the destination. He told us that when such huge number of people is at Tilicho Base Camp the problem of accommodation would occur. You have mentioned that few trekkers got room after you have reached the camp site. This we found out that their porter went to the place couple days before. This is not a price problem.

- You are correct that Guide should have been more proactive. We have already taken corrective action on this.

3. Room in Thorong Phedi
We found out that guide requested the teahouse owner regarding situation and paid extra as well to get room. Teahouse owner transferred two guests on sharing basis to another room.

4. Room Booking in Advance is not done
In mountain we always book room once we reach the destination or if network is available we call the teahouse from trekking route. This is done particularly to avoid unnecessary booking incase trekkers don't reach the destination because of sickness, climate or other circumstances. This is the normal procedure of all trekking routes of Nepal.

Once again we would like to apologize. In our Trekking and Tour journey for almost 20 years we didn't get such review. This would be the most effective tool for us to update certain areas. Please don't take this response text as if we are trying to defend ourselves rather we would like to thank you for letting us know about it.

We would like to invite you again in Nepal for any trips. We will ensure that it would be momentous hassle free holiday in Nepal.”
Incredible Experience, Fantastic Guides Reviewed Tour: Annapurna Circuit Trek
Claire Byars From USA At
5 - Excellent
“We found Chhatra and the company as a whole to be extremely communicative and straightforward, and the overall experience met, then exceeded our expectations of the circuit. First of all, Nepal and the Himalayas are amazing, but having a great guide and portars made the experience that much better. Lakpa Sherpa, Pemba Sherpa, and Wangchhu Sherpa were funny, protective, knowledgeable, and patient with our group of four, and always made sure we were warm, fed, and full of honey, lemon and ginger tea. We never stayed in a hotel room that Lakpa didn't approve of first, and he even made us momos one night (and they were delicious). I highly recommend this company, these guides, and the Annapurna Circuit!”

Annapurna Circuit Trek - Overview

The Annapurna Circuit trek is one of Nepal’s most well-known and classical trekking routes. The Annapurna section is a 55 km long massif, connected by the Kali Gandaki Gorge in the west, the Marshyangdi river on the north and east, and the Pokhara valley on the south.

Enroute on the Annapurna Circuit Trek
Thorong La Pass on the Annapurna Circuit Trek
Trekkers walking on the trails of Annapurna Circuit.
Aerial view of Muktinath village located on the Annapurna Circuit trekking route.

The Annapurna Circuit trek is one of the most popular trekking routes in on earth partly because of the number of high peaks that can be seen during this trek. You can view 13 peaks above 7,000 meter and 16 peaks over 6,000 meters plus the worlds 10th highest peak - Annapurna I at 8,091 meters, also the hardest mountain to climb in the world. 

The entire Annapurna Circuit lies within the 7,629 sq. km Annapurna Conservation Area, Nepal’s first and largest conservation area. The trek starts from Besisahar in the Marshyangdi river valley and ends at Jomsom in the Kali Gandaki river valley. The total length of the route is approx. 160 km. The trekking route follows forests, paddy fields, waterfalls, massive cliffs, small villages and goes through Manang, a Tibetan village with strong Buddhist traditions. 

Annapurna Circuit - Trek Facts
Trek Difficulty: Level 3 - Medium
Trek Duration: 12 Days
Remoteness: Not Remote with good services along the route
Max altitude: 5416 meters at Thorong La pass

Accommodation:

Basic cheap teahouses / Lodges / Fancy guesthouses
Best season: Mar-May, Oct-Nov
Transport To/From Trek: Bus from Kathmandu or Pokhara to the trailhead at Besisahar (790 m)
Permits required:
  1. Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Card
  2. Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Entry Permit
  3. Restrictive permits are NOT required for this trek
Annapurna Circuit Trek Map
Annapurna Circuit Trek Map

Annapurna Circuit Trek - Itinerary

View of Mount Ganga Purna and Manang village

The following is a standard itinerary for the Annapurna Circuit trek. It may vary depending on the final trekking agency you choose to go with:

  • Day 01: Bus from Kathmandu or Pokhara to Besisahar (790 m)
  • Day 02: Trek to Jagat (1,100 m)
  • Day 03: Trek to Dharapani (1,960 m)
  • Day 04: Trek to Chame (2,670 m / 5 hours)
  • Day 05: Trek to Pisang (3,200 m / about 5.5 hours)
  • Day 06: Trek to Manang (3,540 m / about 5 hours)
  • Day 07: This day is for acclimatization and we spend the night in Manang. Day trip to surrounding areas.
  • Day 08: Trek to Yak Kharkha (4,020 m / 5 hours)
  • Day 09: Trek to High Camp (4,860 m / 5 hours)
  • Day10: Trek to Muktinath (3,800 m) via Thoronga La (5,416 m / 8 hours)
  • Day11: Ride a local jeep to Tatopani via Jomsom (8 hours)
  • Day12: Ride a bus to Pokhara or Kathmandu.

Alternative treks:

Besides the Annapurna Circuit trek, there are other trekking options available in the Annapurna region:

  • You can do the Annapurna Base Camp trek, which takes to you to Annapurna Base Camp, and not around the Annapurna Range. People who treks Annapurna Base Camp usually does so because they have less time available. The Annapurna Base Camp trek can be completed in 9 days.
  • If you only have 8 days available, the Annapurna Panorama trek might be a good option for you.
Annapurna circuit trekking trail

Annapurna Circuit Trek - Safety considerations

Plese consider the following when trekking the Annapurna Circuit trek:

  • Since this is a high altitude trek that goes through high mountain passes, proper acclimatization is absolutely essential. Acclimatization days are required during the trek to avoid altitude sickness.
  • Temperatures regularly drop below freezing in the passes during early spring, late autumn and winter. Depending on the time of the year, please ensure that you are properly dressed and have the proper gear.
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