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Annapurna Circuit Trek

Wrap your legs and heart around the Annapurna massif, climaxing at the Thorong La pass

From the deepest gorges to 8000m+ mountains, you'll be blown away on the Annapurna Circuit Trek, one of the most popular classic treks in the world!

Embark on the magical 18 days Annapurna Circuit Trek, starting at a mere 800m, it will takes us around the entire Annapurna massif reaching the Zenith at Thorong La Pass (5,416m/17,769ft). Just imagine the thrills of walking through the world's deepest Kali Gandaki Gorge, with Annapurna I rising to 8091m to the east and Dhaulagiri hovering at 8167m to the west! Cross the highest pass, Thorong La on the way from Manang to Muktinath, savour the fabulous mountain views from the summit of Poon Hill at 3,210m (10,531ft).

During this trek we will pass through a diverse geographical and cultural variation with an amazing range of flora and fauna in between. With the trek beginning from Khudi after about 8 to 9 hours of drive from Kathmandu. The initial days of the trek involve walking through rice farms, forests and friendly villages in the lower realms of the Annapurna Conservation Area. We will also discover more than ten different culturally rich ethnic groups that reside in different climate zones of Annapurna Circuit.

Our local staff are paid a decent living wage, get provided with all the right gear and are always well looked after. We pride ourselves on this.

Let your legs and our guides take you on the adventure of a lifetime, on the Annapurna Circuit Trek!


Fast Facts

  • Max altitude: 5416m / 16, 883ft
  • Trek length: 19 days
  • Difficulty:
  • Sleeping: Hotels / Teahouses
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See it all because.. why not?

Trek Itinerary

  • Day 1: Welcome dinner & briefing
  • Day 2: Kathmandu to Besisahar to Khud
  • Day 3: Khudi to Syange
  • Day 4: Syange to Tal
  • Day 5: Tal to Danaque
  • Day 6: Danaque to Chame
  • Day 7: Chame to Upper Pisang
  • Day 8: Upper Pisang to Manang
  • Day 9: Rest and Acclimatisation in Manang
  • Day 10: Manang to Yak Kharka
  • Day 11: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi
  • Day 12: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath via Thorong La
  • Day 13: Muktinath to Marpha
  • Day 14: Marpha to Kalopani
  • Day 15: Kalopani to Tatopani
  • Day 16: Tatopani to Ghorepani
  • Day 17: Ghorepani to Tadapani
  • Day 18: Tadapani to Ghandruk to Pokhara
  • Day 19: Pokhara to Kathmandu

Memorable Moments

Reach Out

High altitude trekking is a challenging experience and the people you're with start to feel like family. An adventure like this can form lifetime frendships.

Experience Altitude

5000m (16400 ft) is high enough to sky-dive. Oxygen and atmospheric pressure are lower, thinking and moving are both more challenging. How will you go?

Why choose us?

  • A Fair Deal

    We pay our staff properly. We make sure they have the right gear and the right insurance. We take pride in our ethics.

  • Staying Safe

    Your safety is our priority. We make sure we always have ample, well trained guides on every trek, prepared for any eventuality.

  • Support Nepal

    We source all of our staff equipment from Nepali companies, mostly family owned. This helps to ensure prosperity for hundreds of local people, not corporations.

  • Expert Advice

    If you can't find what you're looking for in our Nepal trekking advice pages, we offer a free Q&A advice service for all our customers.

What's included

  • Hotel in Kathmandu on the night before the trek
  • Welcome dinner, briefing and cultural show the night before the trek
  • Transport to Pokhara and Khudi from Kathmandu
  • Hotel in Kathmandu on the night after the trek
  • Airport meet & greet on arrival into Kathmandu
  • Confortable Teahouse style accommodation during the trek
  • Breakfast every morning (except arrival day of course)
  • Hot drink of yor choice every morning
  • High quality sleeping bags provided for trek
  • English speaking, skilled & experienced Nepali group leader
  • Ample additional English speaking guides for the group
  • Well paid local porters to carry your gear
  • Proper, quality mountain gear to keep our porters safe and warm
  • Insurance of all staff, including porters
  • Trekking permits and Sagarmatha National Park entry fees
  • Full pre-departure briefing and trip information

What's not included

  • International flights / transport
  • Nepal visa fees (payable on arrival)
  • Trekker's travel insurance
  • Evening meals, drinks and luxuries on the trek
  • Personal needs (e.g. laundry, postcards)
  • Tips for your Guides & Porters

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