Annapurna Circuit Trek

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The Annapurna Circuit, was opened as a trekking route in 1977, and has gained the reputation of being one of the most spectacular and varied treks in the world. With lush green valleys and fascinating villages, it offers impressive views of some of the highest snow-capped summits of the Himalaya.

Starting from less than 1,000 meters and climbing to the Thorung La at 5,416m this trek provides the opportunity to experience the diversity of the flora and fauna of the Himalaya. The trek starts from Besisahar and follows the Marshyangdi River and provides great views of Manaslu and Himal Chuli to the east. Along the way the trail passes through beautiful villages inhabited by a wide variety of people from diverse ethnic groups of Nepal. Continuing to the north of the main Himalayan range to the high and arid Tibetan Plateau, the scenery is equally breathtaking.

The highest point of the Annapurna Circuit is the Thorung La pass at 5416 m. Descending to the west at Muktinath ,the trek continues through the Tibetan resembling villages of the upper Kali Gandki River Gorge. This is the world's deepest gorge, and passes between the giant Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains.

After crossing the Thorung La pass from Manang to Muktinath the final days of the circuit follow the trail back to Kagbeni, and then to Poon Hill. From here you can experience a wonderful sunrise before the final stage into Pokhara. During these last few days, the countryside takes on a more agricultural appearance passing through this very fertile region with its paddy fields.


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Duration 16 days
Altitude Max. elevation: 5,416 meters


Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.

Day 02: Morning - a short briefing on trekking and its preparation; afternoon – Cultural visit to  Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa.

Trek Days

Day 03: Drive to Besisahar and trek to Bhulbhule

Day 04: Trek to Jagat (1,330m)

Day 05: Trek to Dharapani (1,960m)

Day 06: Trek to Chame (2,710m)

Day 07: Trek to Pisang (3,240m)

Day 08: Trek to Manang (3,540m)

Day 09: A day in Manang to rest and acclimatize

Day 10: Trek to Yak Kharka (4,018m)

Day 11: Trek to Thoroung Phedi (4,450m)

Day 12: Pass the Thoroung La (5,416m) and descend to Mukhtinath (3,800m)

Day 13: Trek to Marpha (2,600m)

Day 14: Trek to Kalopani (2,010m)

Day 15: Trek to Tatopani (1,190m)

Day 16: Trek to Ghorepani (2,750m)

Day 17: Morning hike to Poon Hill (3,210m) and trek to Tikhedhunga (1,460m)

Day 18: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara

Day 19: Drive to Kathmandu

Day 20: Cultural visit to Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Kathmandu Durbar Square

Day 21: Final departure

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