Raving about the wonders of the Annapurna Circuit trek is like saying the Grateful Dead is your new favorite band. People roll their eyes at your lack of imagination. The central Nepal trek is so well-known that it’s almost cliché. Travelers have been praising the 128-mile route, which circles Nepal’s heaven-high Annapurna range, as the holy grail of trekking since it was first opened to foreigners in the early 1977. Sure, there are treks that are more rugged or more remote, huts that are more luxe, pilgrimage sites that are more holy, wildlife that’s more exotic, and even scenery–sacrilege!–that’s more beautiful.
The Annapurna Circuit is a trek within the Annapurna mountain range of central Nepal. The total length of the route varies between 160–230 km (100-145 mi), depending on where motor transportation is used and where the trek is ended. This 18 days Nepal trekking crosses two different river valleys. The path reaches its highest point at Thorung La pass (5416m/17769 ft), touching the edge of the Tibetan plateau.
Winding through some of the world’s tallest mountains and diverse climatic zones. Enjoying the beautiful hospitality of the Nepalese people and their quaint mountain villages. The 16 days you’ll spend on the Annapurna Circuit Trek are some of the most inspiring and challenging you’ll ever encounter. The arrival back to Pokhara will feel so rewarding.
Like with many of the treks in Nepal, there are certain times of year when the weather conditions are ideal. October and November or April and May are widely considered to be the best times for trekking. The weather during these two seasons is generally clear and dry, and so it’s not too cold when heading into high altitudes. These two seasons are also the busiest times to be on the trail.
Annapurna Circuit Trek Video
- Descend into one of the deepest gorge’s in the world – the Kali Gandhaki
- Reach 5,400 m over Thorung La, the highest point of the trek
- Customize this trek in a variety of ways to match your interests
- Explore beautiful villages of Braga, Manang, Kagbeni, Jomsom, and Marpha
- Gaze at the breathtaking Annapurna range from Poon Hill
- Natural Hot spring at Tatopani
- Enjoy the lively evening of Pokhara