Annapurna Circuit Trek

18 Days
6 Reviews in TripAdvisor Recommended by 99%

Hike to the Annapurna Circuit encircles the legendary Annapurna Massif and is listed among the ten best mountain treks in the world. It is considered one of the most extended treks in Nepal. Depending on your route, the Annapurna Circuit trek days last for 18-20 days, and the total Annapurna Circuit trek distance is about 160 Km-230 Km.

  • Tourist Bus
  • 3 Stars Hotels
  • 5,416 metres
  • Kathmandu
  • March to May & Sep to Dec
  • Eco-Tour, Hiking, Trekking
  • All meals during the trek
  • English, Spanish, French, Chinese
  • Easy to Moderate
  • 2-16

Annapurna Circuit Trek Overview

Annapurna isn’t just one peak but a massif—a group of mountains clustered together. The Annapurna Circuit Trek in Nepal includes mountains crossing over 7000 meters, including some of the iconic mountains like Annapurna 1 (8091m), the 10th highest mountain in the world, Annapurna 2 (7073m), Annapurna 3 (7555m), Annapurna South (7219m), and Machapuchhre (6993m).

Trekking to Annapurna Circuit is more than a trek; it’s an accomplishment. As you overcome the trail’s challenges, you’ll encounter the Kali Gandaki River, which carves the world’s deepest gorge west of the Marshyangdi River. Continuing your journey, the sunrise vista from the renowned Poon Hill will leave you spellbound. The pinnacle of the trek awaits at the Thorong La Pass, standing at a formidable 5,416 meters (17,769 feet) above sea level. The highest Annapurna Circuit trek altitude is Thorong La Pass, sitting at a challenging 5,416 meters (17,769 feet) above sea level.

Starting and ending in Kathmandu, the journey includes essential acclimatization days to adapt to the changing environment. You’ll traverse picturesque hills, majestic mountains, meandering rivers, and charming villages along the way. Interact with the local mountain communities, savor authentic cuisine, and find solace in the spiritual essence of the trail. As you descend back to Pokhara and return to Kathmandu, cherish the memories of your remarkable Annapurna Circuit trek.

Depending on the level of fitness and time, the itinerary for the Annapurna Circuit trek itinerary can be customized. Annapurna Circuit Trek welcomes all types of trekkers regardless of their age and experience. For many trekkers, the Annapurna Circuit trek best time to visit is during spring and autumn.

Why You Will Love Annapurna Circuit Trek?

Annapurna Circuit Trek has a long list of beautiful scenery to offer. The trails offer diverse landscapes until you reach the Annapurna Circuit.

  • The mighty Thorong La Pass, at 5416 meters, offers the most enchanting views.
  • Annapurna Circuit trek will connect you to the spiritual atmosphere of Muktinath, a sacred pilgrimage site.
  • Experience the warmth and hospitality of native mountain culture in traditional villages.
  • Hike to the highest lake in the world—Tilicho Trek to Annapurna Circuit passes through the forbidden kingdom-Mustang.
  • Spot rare animals like Himalayan tahr, majestic snow leopards, and colorful birds along the trail.
  • Savor the taste of authentic Nepalese cuisine, like the hearty Dal Bhat in the lap of the mountain.
  • Relax your tired muscles in the soothing natural hot springs of Tatopani.
  • Witness the magic of dawn unfold over the majestic Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks

What Makes the Annapurna Circuit Trek Special?

Annapurna Circuit trek is a popular trek which is the 10th highest mountain in the world. Kali Gandaki holds the title of the world’s deepest gorge. The Kali Gandaki Gorge, carved by the Kali Gandaki River, plunges a staggering 5,571 meters (18,279 ft). Nestled within the Annapurna range is Tilicho Lake at 4949 meters (the highest lake in Nepal).

Annapurna 1 was the first mountain taller than 8000 meters (26,247 feet) that humans ever successfully reached the top of (achieved a summit). A French team led by Maurice Herzog climbed Annapurna I in 1950, making it a groundbreaking achievement in mountaineering.

Despite having a long trekking itinerary, it also offers the perfect combination of stunning scenery, cultural encounters, physical challenges, and personal accomplishment just right, even for beginners. Compared to the Everest Base Camp Trek, the Annapurna Circuit trek is more manageable.

Highlights of Annapurna Circuit Trek

  • Get a closer look at the iconic mountain, including Annapurna 1 (the 10th highest mountain in the world), Annapurna 2, Annapurna 3, Annapurna South, and Machapuchare.
  • Conquer the clouds and hike to the epic Thorong La Pass at 5416 Meters and witness 360-degree Himalayan vistas.
  • See the holy site of Muktinath, stroll through historic monasteries.
  • Be a witness to the most beautiful panoramic sunrise at Poonhill with painted Annapurna peaks in a golden glow.
  • Stroll along the world’s deepest gorge, the Kali Gandaki River and Tilicho Lake.
  • Relax and feel refreshed in the natural hot spring of Tatopani
  • Visit the Annapurna Conservation area and witness rare animals.

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