Voted one of the best long treks in the world, Annapurna Circuit caters tourists with desire for adventure, wilderness and sightseeing. The trail makes a complete round of Annapurna mountain range; therefore, you can get the iconic view of the Annapurna from almost every corner. You must pass through four different regions during the trek; Lamjung, Manang, Mustang and Myagdi. Lamjung and Myagdi of the lower elevations are both predominantly Hindu region, whereas, Manang and Mustang are Buddhist regions.
The total length of the Annapurna circuit route is almost 230 km (145 mi). The trek begins at Besishahar, a small town. The trail slowly ascends and will reach up to 5,416 meters at Thorong La Pass, the highest elevation on the trek. From here, the trail descends almost the entire way. Muktinath and Marpha are two major stops. You can choose to visit the holy Muktinath temple and enjoy some delicious local Marpha wine (Apple wine) en route.
Along with Annapurna base camp, it attracts over 120,000 trekkers in a year. Annapurna Conservation Area (ACAP) is the highlight of the trek which offers a rare glimpse of mid-western flora and fauna.
Poses difficulty as the terrain, temperature and altitude may differ along the trail. Max. altitude may reach over 5000 m and the hike requires over 6 hours a day.
Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport. Star Standard meals at Kathmandu!
|Day 1||Arrive in Kathmandu / Transfer to Hotel||–|
|Day 2||Rest Day / Trek preparation||2-3 hours|
|Day 3||Drive to Besishahar 820 m (2,690 ft) & Trek to Bhulbhule||7-8 hours|
|Day 4||Trek to Ghermu 1,310 m (4,298 ft)||5-6 hours|
|Day 5||Trek to Tal 1,700 m (5,577 ft)||6 hours|
|Day 6||Trek to Bagarchhap 2,160 m (7,087 ft)||5-6 hours|
|Day 7||Trek to Chame 2,670 m (8,760 ft)||6 hours|
|Day 8||Trek to Pisang 3,200 m (10,499 ft)||5-6 hours|
|Day 9||Trek to Manang 3,540 m (11,614 ft)||5 hours|
|Day 10||Rest day in Manang||–|
|Day 11||Trek to Yak Kharka 4,050 m (13,287 ft)||5 hours|
|Day 12||Trek to Thorong Phedi 4,450m (14,600 ft)||4 hours|
|Day 13||Trek to Muktinath via Thorong La Pass 5,416 m (17,769 ft)||8-9 hours|
|Day 14||Trek to Marpha 2,670 m (8,759 ft)||6-7 hours|
|Day 15||Trek to Ghasa 2,010 m (6,594 ft)||4 hours|
|Day 16||Trek to Tatopani 1,190 m (3,904 ft)||7-8 hours|
|Day 17||Trek to Ghorepani 2860 m (9,383 ft)||4-5 hours|
|Day 18||Poon Hill Hike & Trek to Tadapani 2,630 m (8,628 ft)||4-5 hours|
|Day 19||Trek up to Nayapul via Ghandruk & Drive to Pokhara||6 hours|
|Day 20||Drive to Kathmandu||9-10 hours|
|Day 21||Depart from Kathmandu||–|
Note: You can choose to upgrade your commute to/from Pokhara by taking a flight, and avoid 8-9 hours of road travel.
Annapurna is the best place on Earth. The route and scenery are breath-taking. The way leading from Machhapuchhre to Annapurna base camp is the best.
I had fun with my friends. The guide is the best! He helped us throughout the trip. I’d suggest you to take Diamox to help prevent altitude sickness. It’s really hard to breath when you reach at the top. All in all a great experience. ~Jessica Mahut (Florida, USA)
The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.
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|Trip Length||21 days|
|Trek Length||17 days|
|Max. Altitude||5,416 meters (17,769 ft)|
|Trek Style||Tea-house (Lodges)|
|Meal||Full board on trek|
|Transportation||Private Vehicle, Tourist Bus|
|Best Month||February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November|
|Group Size||2-10 Persons|