Annapurna Circuit Trek is the most famous world’s classic trails of Nepal. It is one of the most stunningly beautiful, life-changing experiences you can have on your travels. If you want to experience a little bit of everything Nepal has to offer, this is perhaps the best trek to set off on. It offers spectacular views of the world’s highest mountains and the perfect blend of nature and culture. The trail takes you through diverse landscape and culture where you could experience breathtaking scenery, mountain vistas, terraced fields and a variety of flora and fauna.
You will get to learn about people of different ethnicity during the trail. Almost all trekking trip of Annapurna region starts from Pokhara and ends in Pokhara. October and November or April and May are widely considered to be the best times for trekking in the Annapurna Circuit.
Annapurna Circuit Trek
You can also trek at other times of the year, but you will need to be a little more prepared for adverse weather conditions. The Trek of Camp Base in Annapurna Trek has a high elevation of 13,780 feet overall.

Trip highlights:

  • Breathtaking vistas trekking.
  • Immerse yourself in Nepali life & Explore the typical Nepali Village.
  • Enjoy trekking on one of the best trails in the world.
  • Explore the Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath and the giant Buddhist stupa at Boudhanath in Kathmandu.
  • Cross the world’s highest navigable pass, the Thorong La Pass (5416m).
  • Travel to the world’s deepest gorge, the Kali Gandaki Gorge.
  • Spectacular views of Mount Annapurna, Thorung Mountain, Annapurna IV and Annapürna Himal and Nilgiri, Chulus west and East, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche hill.
  • Visit Muktinath, the holy place of Muktinath for both Hindus and Buddhists
  • Visit Manang’s beautiful district and witness its beauty.
  • Crossing the widest pass in the world at 5,416 meters, the Thorong La Pass.
Annapurna Circuit Trek

Trek Facts: Is this trip right for you?

LOCATION: Annapurna Circuit
ELEVATION: 5416 m
CURRENCY: Nepalese rupee (NPR)
NEAREST AIRPORT: Tribhuvan International Airport, Pokhara Airport
TIME ZONE: Nepal Standard Time (UTC+05:45) DST not observed
TRAVEL STYLE: ACTIVE: Hiking, trekking, biking, rafting, and kayaking adventures, made for outdoor types.
SERVICE LEVEL: BASIC: Simple and clean hotels and hostels (Teahouse/Lodge); affordable public and private transport; many optional activities.
PHYSICAL RATING: CHALLENGING
Extreme climbing, walking or other fitness events in high altitudes. Get ready to sweat a little bit.
TRIP TYPE: GROUP SMALL: Small group; Maximum 15, average 12
AGE REQUIREMENT: 112 + An adult must be accompanied by any travellers under the age of 18.
PERMIT NEEDED: ACAP, TIMS
Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Permit and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Permit. Issued in Kathmandu.
SEASONS: March, April, May, September, October, November
ACCOMMODATION: Teahouse/Lodge

Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit Trek

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 – Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m). Overnight at a Hotel.
Day 02 – Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour. Rest of day at leisure.
Day 03 – Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar
Day 04 – Drive Besisahar- Timang (2270m,4-5 hrs
Day 05 – Trek Timang – Chame (2670m, 4-5hrs
Day 06 – Chame (2730 m) – Pisang (3186 m) 6-7 hrs
Day 07 – Pisang (3186 m) – Manang village (3540 m) via Ghyaru and Ngawal. 7-8 hours
Day 08 – Rest day and acclimatization. Explore Manang.
Day 09 – Manang (3540 m) – Yak Kharka (4050 m) 6 hrs
Day 10 – Yak Kharka (4050 m) – Thorong Phedi (4510 m) 4 hrs
Day 11 – Thorong Phedi (4510 m) – Muktinath (3760 m) via Thorong-La pass (5416 m) 9 hrs
Day 12 – Muktinath (3760 m) – Jomsom (2720m) 5-4 hrs
Day 13 – Drive to Tatopani (1190m,3-4 hrs)
Day 14 – Tatopani (1190 m) – Ghorepani (2800 m) 8-9 hrs
Day 15 – Ghorepani – Tadapani (2630m,) 5-6 hrs
Day 16 – Tadapani – Ghandruk (1940m, 4-3 hrs)
Day 17 – Ghandruk – Pokhara ( 4 hrs)
Day 18 – Flight Pokhara to Kathmandu or drive 8 hrs
Day 19 – Kathmandu-Final Departure

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