Since it opened as a trekking route in 1977, the Annapurna Circuit has gained a reputation as one of the most spectacular and varied treks in the world. With lush green valleys and fascinating villages, it offers impressive views of some of the highest snow-capped summits of the Himalayas.

We start at less than 1,000 m at Besisahar, and follow the Marshyangdi River that eventually leads us to the 5,416 m Thorung La Pass, the highest point on the Annapurna Circuit. Due to the difficulties inherent in crossing such a high pass, the circuit is usually trekked in a counter-clockwise direction. In traveling clockwise, the longer ascent and shorter descent from west to east is too much for most people to manage in a single day.

After crossing the pass the circuit now descends to Mukhtinath and through ethnic Tibetan villages of the upper Kali Gandaki River Gorge, the world’s deepest gorge.

The final days of the circuit lead us back to Kagbeni and down to Poon Hill where we experience an amazing sunrise before heading into Pokhara.

Annapurna Circuit Trek

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  • Total Duration: 20 Days
  • Max Elevation: 5,416 Meters
  • Trek Grading: Moderate to Strenuous
  • Best Months: March to May and October to December
  • Journey Starts/Ends: Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Accommodation: Comfortable hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara and local on the trek.

Trek Highlights

  • Classic Himalayan trekking.
  • Spectacular mountain views and picturesque landscapes.
  • Cultural diversity and diverse Himalayan flora and fauna.

Dates & Prices

Dates: Although this trip is currently unscheduled, contact us about organizing this destination for you or your group. The best months are between March to May and October to December.

Prices: Contact us with your group size and needs and we’ll work out the best possible price for you.

Outline Itinerary

Tour Days

  • Day 01: Arrive to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel
  • Day 02: Morning – a short briefing on trekking and its preparation; afternoon – sightseeing to Swayambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Pashupatinath Temple

Trek Days

  • Day 03: Drive to Besisahar and trek to Bhulbhule
  • Day 04: Trek to Jagat (1,330m)
  • Day 05: Trek to Dharapani (1,960m)
  • Day 06: Trek to Chame (2,710m)
  • Day 07: Trek to Pisang (3,240m)
  • Day 08: Trek to Manang (3,540m)
  • Day 09: A day in Manang to rest and acclimatize
  • Day 10: Trek to Yak Kharka (4,018m)
  • Day 11: Trek to Thoroung Phedi (4,450m)
  • Day 12: Cross over the Thoroung La (5,416m/17,768 ft) and trek to Mukhtinath (3,800m)
  • Day 13: Trek to Marpha (2,600m)
  • Day 14: Trek to Kalopani (2,010m)
  • Day 15: Trek to Tatopani (1,190m)
  • Day 16: Trek to Ghorepani (2,750m)
  • Day 17: Morning hike to Poon Hill (3,210m) and trek to Hile (1,260m)
  • Day 18: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara

Return to Kathmandu

  • Day 19: Drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 20: Final departure

Trip Extensions

Do you wish to extend your trip to include more time, additional destinations, or both? Let us know and we’ll help you plan it out.

(These trips can also be extended or modified to fit your schedule.)

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