The Annapurna Circuit trek has been running for many years and is considered one of the most diverse treks offering lush green valleys, small villages and the culture they possess, snow capped mountainous views of the Himalayas from many different perspectives. This trek is arguably the most insightful tour available in the region. The tour aims to provide trekkers with the opportunity to experience the Himalayas and all they have to offer from the towns and villages to the mountaintops and green vegetation.
The Marshyangdi River provides the path along which the trek starts from in Besisahar. This trek also begins with phenomenal views to the east of Manaslu and Himal Chuli. The trek leads to the village that is extremely rich in culture with its diverse mix of ethnicity and the immense views of the Himalayan Mountains. The trek leads north to the Tibetan Plateau along the northern Himalayan range where the ambience is awe-inspiring.
The trek is usually negotiated in a counter clockwise manner in order to avoid the complexities of crossing the pass of Thorung La. The highest point of this trek is 5416m.
Descent from Muktinath at the pass includes a visit to the Tibet style village of the Kali Gandaki where the world’s deepest gorge passes between the giant Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains. The last seven days of the trek involve a leisurely adventure back to Pokhara.
Best Season: March to May /October to December
Maximum Altitude: 5416m
Number of People: Min 01-Max.12
Total Duration: 18 days
Best Season: Spring / Autumn
Trip starts / Ends: Kathmandu
Grade: Moderate to challenging
Style of Trek: Tea house (Lodge - Based)
Himalayan Sights: Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Annapurna and many others