The Annapurna circuit trek is a popular classic trekking route among trekkers worldwide. Filled with magnificent views and mountain scenery, this adventurous 160–230 km hike around the majestic Annapurna massif located in the north-central part of Nepal, is the most preferred long distance trek in the world.
The trek starts from a low altitude and reaches a height of 5,416 meters at the Thorang La pass, the highest and most challenging pass of the trek. This splendid pass is the best spot on earth to view the sublime beauty of the mighty Himalayas. The trek also crosses two different river valleys encircling the Annapurna range.
Annapurna Circuit Trek begins at Besisahar in the Marshyangdi river valley and ends up in the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world. The scenic trail passes through paddy fields, sub-tropical forest, amazing waterfalls, huge cliffs and several villages. Lodges, teahouse accommodation and hygienic meals are all available along the trek.
Take the opportunity to meet different ethnic people, and learn about their culture and livelihoods. Manang Valley and Lower Mustang is influenced by Tibetan culture. You will also visit Muktinath, a famous Hindu and Buddhist temple.
Visitors will have magnificent views of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Mt. Machhepuchhre (6,993m), Mt. Manaslu (8,156m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455m) and Tilicho Peak (7,134m) around the circuit.