Annapurna Circuit trekking is one of the popular treks in Nepal. The pristine experience and overwhelming journey expose an incredible variety of mountains, climates, and cultural zones. The trail takes you from subtropical forests, paddy fields, and the world’s deepest river gorge to the arid cliffs and high Thorong La Pass 5,416m.
The Annapurna Circuit trek is an alpine journey with spectacular views of snowcapped mountains and –at the same time- insights into the charms of Nepali and Tibetan culture. And particular, this could be one of the top trekking tours that only require a moderate experience level and can be done by anyone.
Annapurna Circuit Trek Highlights
- Cross Thorong La Pass 5,416m
- Visit Muktinath Temple
- Walk alongside the world’s deepest gorge, Kali Gandaki Gorge
- Spectacular view of high mountains ranges such as Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Thorong Peak
- Poonhill Viewpoint 3,210m
- Peek into the lifestyle of Tibetan Buddhism
- Relax at natural hotspring in Tatopani
Annapurna Circuit Trek Route Details
The first day of our 16-day Annapurna circuit trek begins with a beautiful drive from Kathmandu to Tal village. The journey then continues alongside the Marsyandghi river, passing through the lovely villages of Dharapani, Chame, and Pisang.
On the sixth day of our trek, we will reach Manang where we will stay for acclimatization. From Manang, we will continue our walk to Yak Kharka, and on the next day, we will hike to Thorong High Camp.
On the ninth day, we will leave early in the morning, for the final push to the Thorong La Pass. We get a breathtaking view of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna massif from the summit of Thorong Pass. Additionally, the Thorong La Pass connects the Manang village in the east with Muktinath and the Ranipauwa village in the west.
Crossing the Thorong La pass is a major achievement. Then, we proceed to Muktinath, a holy Buddhist and Hindu pilgrimage site, where we make our overnight halt. From Muktinath, we walk to Jomsom and drive to Tatopani the following day.
From Tatopani, we will trek to Ghorepani through lush rhododendron forests and other small villages on the way. We will enjoy the sunrise view from Poonhill, trek to Nayapul and then drive to Pokhara.
In this manner, we will conclude our adventurous Annapurna Circuit Trek. Our 16-day circuit trek is designed and crafted by experts and professionals. You can look through our other Annapurna packages if you’re interested.