Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit Trek

The Annapurna Circuit is known as Nepal’s classic trek and it offers more variety than any other equivalent length trek, taking us through virtually every type of scenery that Nepal has to offer. There are superb views of the Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri, and an amazing variety of landscapes ranging from sub-tropical through alpine to an arid semi-desert akin to Tibet. The scenery changes every day from rice paddies and pine forests to Tibet-like countryside on the northern slopes of the Himalayas in the district of Manang.

At-Thorung –La
At-Thorung –La

Annapurna Circuit Treks offers not only some of the most breathtaking scenery in the Himalaya, but between the lush irrigated Marshyangdi valley, the high arid country to the north, then down into the Kaligandaki valley, the deepest gorge in the world, the traveller passes through a myriad cross-section of the culture of Nepal.

Pisang to Manang
Pisang to Manang

Annapurna Circuit Trek begins from Besisahar where we head north up the Marshyangdi Valley, through lush green foothills and terraced rice fields. Climbing higher we progress through alpine forests to a dry desert region and the Tibetan Buddhist village of Manang. The mountain views are superb; Lamjung, Himalchuli, Manaslu and the Annapurnas tower spectacularly over the valley. The highlight of this trek is crossing the famous Thorung La pass (5416m) to enter the Kali Gandaki Valley and the long descent to the Hindu temple at Muktinath.

Manang Valley
Manang Valley

Trip Highlights of The Annapurna Circuit

  • Sightseeing tours of Historical UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.
  • Stunning views of the Annapurna & Dhaulagiri ranges
  • A superb Annapurna Trek crossing the Thorung-La Pass (5416m).
  • A breath taking view, alpine dessert and the Tibetan Plateau landscape
  • Magnificent panorama of mountains and visit to Hindu Holy Place of Muktinath Temple
  • Taste of Nepali cuisine with a local cultural show at Kathmandu
Day Program Places Altitude Walking / driving duration
01 Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel Kathmandu 1356 m
02 In Kathmandu- Half day tour of Kathmandu City Kathmandu 1356 m
03 Drive to Besi Sahar & Trek to Bulbule Bulbule 840 m 7-8 hrs drive
3 hrs walking
04 Trek from Bulbule to Jagat Jagat 1300 m 7 hrs walking
05 Trek from Jagat to Dharapani Dharapani 1860 m 7 hrs walking
06 Trek from Dharapani to Chame Chame 3700 m 7 hrs walking
07 Trek from Chame to Pisang Pisang 3190 m 6 hrs walking
08 Trek from Pisang to Manang Manang 3540 m 3 ½  hrs walking
09 At Manang Manang 3540 m
10 Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka Yak Kharka 4018 m 4 hrs walking
11 Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorung Phedi Thorung Phedi 4450 m 4 hrs walking
12 Trek to Muktinath, crossing Thorung –La (5416 m) Muktinath 3800 m 8-10 hrs walking
13 Trek from Muktinath to Kagbeni Kagbeni 2800 m 4 hrs walking
14 Trek from Kagbeni to Marpha Marpha 2670 m 7 hrs walking
15 Trek from Marpha to Kalopani Kalopani 2530 m 7 hrs walking
16 Trek from Kalopani to Tatopani Tatopani 1190 m 7 hrs walking
17 Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani Ghorepani 2860 m 7 hrs walking
18 Trek from Ghorepani to Tirkhedunga Tirkhedunga 1540 m 4 ½ hrs walking
19 Trek from Tirkhedunga to Nayapul  & drive to Pokhara Pokhara 827 m 4 ½ hrs walking
20 Pokhara/Kathmandu by drive Kathmandu 1356 m 7 hrs driving
21 Depart Kathmandu b

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