The Annapurna Circuit Trek, located in Nepal, is one of the most sought–after trekking trails in the world. This renowned trek takes trekkers around the Annapurna Massif, offering magnificent views of some of the highest peaks in the world. Along the way, trekkers will experience a wide variety of landscapes, from lush green valleys to snow–capped mountains, and will encounter interesting Nepalese culture.
The Annapurna Circuit Trek provides an unforgettable experience to all those who take it on. Starting in the lowland town of Besisahar, trekkers will ascend to the highest point of the trek, Thorung La Pass, at an altitude of 5416m. Along the way, they will witness a variety of terrains, including forests, alpine meadows, and glacial moraines. They will also be able to admire the stunning mountain views of Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri, two of the highest peaks in the world. The Annapurna Circuit Trek is a journey that is sure to leave a lasting impression on all those who undertake it.
Along the trail, trekkers will have the opportunity to experience the unique culture of the Nepalese people, taste delicious local cuisine, and take in some of the most breathtaking views in the world. This is truly a trek of a lifetime!
Highlights of the Trek
- Sightseeing in the culturally rich city of Kathmandu
- Trekking through beautiful valleys, lush forests, and alpine meadows
- Admiring spectacular views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Massifs
- Reaching the highest point of the trek, Thorung La Pass (5416m)
- Exploring the beautiful local villages and experiencing the culture of the Nepalese people
- Enjoying delicious local cuisine
Detailed Annapurna Circuit Trek Insights
You will cross Thorung La Pass, which stands at an impressive 5,416m, and walk along the edge of the deepest gorge in the world – the Kaligandaki Gorge.
The trek will take you through a range of altitudes, starting from 800m and peaking at 5,416m. Along the way, you will pass through different climatic zones, from rice paddy fields to subtropical forests, rural farmland, and glacial zones.
The panoramic views of the Himalayas are a highlight of the trek. You will be able to see the majestic Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna I, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Annapurna II, Mt. Annapurna III, Mt. Annapurna IV, Mt. Annapurna south, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Machhapuchhare, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Lamjung Himal, Tukuche peak, and Tilicho peak.
One of the unique experiences on this trek is the opportunity to learn about the Tibetan way of life in Mustang valleys. Keep an eye out for snow leopards in Yak Kharka and blue sheep.
The trek begins at Bhulbhule, following the Marsyandghi River Valley through Jagat, Dharapani, Chame, and Pisang. We spend a night in each of these places.
After acclimatizing at Manang, we continue the trail and head to Yak Kharka, where we spend the night. The next day, we hike up to Thorong Phedi and spend the night there.
On day nine, we cross Thorong La Pass and head down to Muktinath, a sacred pilgrimage site. From there, we drive to Tatopani, where you can take a dip in the hot springs.
We end the trek in Berithanti and drive to Pokhara for our last night in the region. The following day, we return to Kathmandu on a tourist bus.
This journey is perfect for adventure seekers who want to experience the beauty of the Nepali Himalayan region. We offer other exciting trek packages in the Annapurna region, and our team at Annapurna Trekking can customize your trek to suit your needs.
- Marvel at the beauty of the Annapurna mountain range.
- Experience the culture of the Gurung, Thakali and Manang people.
- Trek through lush forests, high mountain passes and remote villages.
- Visit the world’s deepest gorge, the Kali Gandaki Gorge.
- Learn about the unique Nepalese culture and religion.