Annapurna Circuit Trek

Trip Facts
  • Duration15 Days
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
  • Destination Nepal
  • Max Altitude 5,416 m/17,769 ft
  • Accommodation 3-star Hotel, Lodge
  • Meals B, L & D
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu - Kathmandu
  • Activity Trekking
  • Best Season Mar-May, Sep-Nov


  • Reach the highest point at Thorong La Pass, 5,416 meters above sea level, offering stunning mountain views.
  • Traverse diverse landscapes from lush green forests to barren deserts, picturesque villages, and waterfalls.
  • Encounter various ethnic communities, Gurung, Thakali, and Tibetan, each with unique cultures and lifestyles.
  • Explore Mustang region's unique Tibetan-influenced culture and lifestyle, ancient caves, monasteries, and historic palaces.
  • Visit Muktinath, a significant pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists
  • Witness spectacular mountain views, including the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, and Manaslu ranges.

Annapurna Circuit Trekking is one of the most popular and scenic treks in the world. Located in the Annapurna region of Nepal, this trek takes you through a diverse range of landscapes, including lush green forests, barren deserts, and high mountain passes, providing an unforgettable experience for any trekking enthusiast. Here’s a brief overview of the Annapurna Circuit Trekking:

The trek starts from Besishahar, located about 6-7 hours drive from Kathmandu, and follows the Marsyangdi river valley. As you trek through the valley, you will pass through several picturesque villages, such as Chame, Manang, and Pisang, which are inhabited by the ethnic communities of Gurung, Thakali, and Tibetan. You will get the opportunity to interact with the locals and experience their unique cultures and traditions.

One of the highlights of the trek is reaching Thorong La Pass, which is the highest point of the trek at an elevation of 5,416 meters. The pass offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. This is considered to be the most challenging part of the trek, but the sense of achievement upon reaching the top is truly remarkable.

Another highlight of the trek is visiting the holy town of Muktinath, which is a significant pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists. The town is home to the Muktinath temple, which is believed to have a sacred flame burning continuously for thousands of years.

As you trek through the barren desert-like landscapes of Mustang, you will get to experience the unique culture of the region. The Mustang region is known for its unique Tibetan-influenced culture and lifestyle, and the trek provides an opportunity to learn about their customs and traditions.

Annapurna Circuit Trekking is a spectacular adventure that offers a unique cultural and natural experience. It is a journey that takes you through a diverse range of landscapes and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. It is a must-do for any trekking enthusiast.


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Cost Includes
  • Airport Pick-up & Drop-off in a private vehicle 
  • 3-star Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara with breakfast
  • Welcome dinner at a fine restaurant
  • Annapurna Permit (ACAP)
  • Trekkers' Information Management Systems (TIMS) card 
  • Kathmandu - Chame drive in a private jeep
  • Experienced and Government -licensed guide
  • Porters (2 trekkers = 1 porter)
  • Lodge accommodation during the trek (with Twin-sharing/ Double basis)
  • Standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek
  • Pokhara - Kathmandu flight
  • Wages, transportation, accommodation, meals, and insurance of all the Nepali staff
  • Farewell dinner at a finer restaurant
Cost Excludes
  • International flight fare
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Alchoholic beverages & bottled mineral water 
  • Personal expenses during trekking: snacks, Wi-Fi, boiled water etc. 
  • Travel insurance of the trekkers
  • Emergency helicopter evacuation 
  • Tips for guide and porters 
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