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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. Enroute on the Annapurna Circuit Trek Thorong ... Read More

Annapurna Circuit trek - 21 Trips with 228 Reviews

Highlights
  • Enjoy trekking on one of the best trails in the world.
  • Cross the world's highest navigable pass, the Thorong La Pass (5416m).
  • See Annapurna I, II, III and IV as well as Dhaulagiri and Machapuchare mountains up close.
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
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Annapurna Circuit Trek

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The circuit is beautiful and and challenging. There are tea houses to stay in along the entire length of the ...
  • Operator Nepal Eco Adventure Pvt Ltd Active 1 hour ago
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  • Activities Trekking & Mountains
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  • Age Range 10 to 75 years old
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  • Enjoy the world's most popular classic trek..
  • Trek to world's highest lake, Lake Tilicho..
  • Discover the best of Hindu and Buddhist cultures..
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
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15 Day Annapurna Circuit Trek With Tilicho Lake

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This trip was amazing, thank you to our guide (Kamal) and assistant guide (Raj) who made the trip awesome. They ...
  • Operator Unique Adventure International Pvt Ltd Active 12 hours ago
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  • Activities Trekking & Adventure
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  • Age Range 10 to 79 years old
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Aug 23
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Highlights
  • One of the top treks in the world..
  • Wide Thorong La Pass..
  • Breathtaking Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges..
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
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Annapurna Circuit Trek

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I had a great time. Despite being my first time abroad, I felt safe and comfortable. With that said, the ...
  • Operator Unique Adventure International Pvt Ltd Active 12 hours ago
  • Tour Type Private and Group Tour
  • Activities Trekking & Adventure
  • Accommodation Hotel & Guest House
  • Transport Private Vehicle
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
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Aug 23
Aug 24
Highlights
  • Cross the world's highest pass (Thorong Pass).
  • Experience the world's best trekking route.
  • Discover the Muktinath Temple.
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
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Annapurna Circuit Trek

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Thank you Mr Surya and Bipin(our guide) for the wonderful trip. The welcome and farewell were really warm and made ...
  • Operator Himalayan Trekking and Tours (P) Ltd Active 9 hours ago
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  • Activities Trekking
  • Accommodation Hotel & Guest House
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  • Age Range 20 to 70 years old
From US$ 495 14 days View Tour
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Aug 23
Aug 24
Highlights
  • Crossing the Thorung- La over 5416 meters.
  • Visiting oldest Buddhist monastery in Braga/ Manang.
  • The Pilgrimage town of Muktinath.
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
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Annapurna Circuit Trek

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The Annapurna region offers some of the most greenest scenery for trekkers. The view of the Annapurna mountain peaks are ...
  • Operator Green Valley Nepal Treks Pvt Ltd Active 16 hours ago
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  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
From US$ 1,000 13 days View Tour
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Aug 23
Aug 24
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.
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
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Annapurna Circuit Trek

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I had such an incredible time on my 14 day trek through the Annapurna Circuit! Subash was the best guide ...
  • Operator Unique Path Trekking & Expedition (P) LTD. Active 13 hours ago
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  • Age Range 16 to 79 years old
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Aug 23
Aug 24
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.
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
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Around Annapurna Trek

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The Annapurna Trek was a spectacular experience. The scenery was unforgettable, the people were friendly, the food was fantastic. An ...
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  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
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Sep 21
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.
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
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Annapurna Circuit Trek - 15 Days

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My boyfriend and I decided to do this trek and jump straight in the deep end with not much trekking ...
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  • Age Range 8 to 75 years old
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Highlights
  • This trip combines two of the world’s great classic treks.
  • Get your first glimpses of the might Himalayan range on the included flight from Kathmandu to Lukla – surely one of the most dramatically located airports anywhere..
  • Compare and contrast the terrain of both the Everest and Annapurna ranges.
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
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Everest Base Camp & Annapurna Circuit Trek

31 day trekking trip in Nepal, visiting Kathmandu, Annapurna Circuit trek and Everest Base Camp trek. Read More
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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.
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Annapurna Circuit Trek

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To see life, to see hardshi, to see happines you must go for this trekking. We planned for abc but ...
  • Operator Glorious Himalaya Trekking Pvt Ltd. Active 16 hours ago
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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).
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Annapurna Circuit Trek

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From start to finish easy planning. Everything went smoothly. Icicles team made several recommendations which worked well for us. Guide: ...
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  • Age Range 6 to 79 years old
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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..
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A wonderfully guided trek in a beautiful country. The variety of landscape, fauna and flora amazing. lovely tea house. my ...
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  • 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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21 day trekking tour visiting Annapurna Circuit trek and Kathmandu in Nepal. Read More
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  • Take in stunning Himalayan views..
  • Experience high passes and prayer flags..
  • Stay in tea house lodges and tiny hamlets..
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Annapurna Circuit trek Reviews

4.8 - Excellent Based on 228 customer reviews
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Anonymous At
5 - Excellent
“We have just returned from our amazing travel experience and I would like to say thank you for being so helpful and patient with us before we went... we will remember it for the rest of our lives. No doubt we have been ‘bitten’ by the trekking bug and will consider other treks now!”
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“I had a great time. Despite being my first time abroad, I felt safe and comfortable. With that said, the trek was unlike anything I had ever done before. It was gorgeous, literally every view was breathtaking. Even the food was great (thank you Kamal).”
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5 - Excellent
“To see life, to see hardshi, to see happines you must go for this trekking.
We planned for abc but due to weather and avalanche we had to plan for lower circuit trekkin. We found it is kind of heaven we are stepping in.
The beauty the nature Can't be explaine. You must go and be speechless”

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: 15 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 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: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Bus from Kathmandu or Pokhara to Besisahar and hike to Bhulbhule (840 m)
  • Day 03: Trek to Chamje (1,430 m)
  • Day 04: Trek to Bagarchhap (2,150 m)
  • Day 05: Trek to Chame (2,670 m)
  • Day 06: Trek to Lower Pisang (3,300 m)
  • Day 07: Trek to Manang (3,540 m)
  • Day 08: This day is for acclimatization and we spend the night in Manang. Day trip to surrounding areas.
  • Day 09: Trek to Yak Kharkha (4,020 m)
  • Day 10: Trek to High Camp (4,800 m)
  • Day 11: Trek to Muktinath (3,800 m) via Thorong La Pass (5,416 m)
  • Day 12: Trek to Jomsom (2,700 m)
  • Day 13: Fly to Pokhara
  • Day 14: Take a bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Day 15: Departure from 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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