- Total Duration:16
- Start Point:Besisahar
- End Point:Pokhara
- Trip Grade:Challenging, Strenuous
- Max Elevation:5416 m/ 17770 ft
- Accommodation:Comfortable lodges
- Max Group Size:2 to 15 pax
- Best Time:March, April, May/September, October, November
Annapurna Circuit is a classic trek which was first opened in 1977 and is very well known for its diversity in terms of landscape, people, flora and fauna. There is no other trek which can define trekking in Nepal as good as Annapurna Circuit Trek. Starting from the semi-tropical land to the alpine landscape before crossing Thorung-La and getting to the wind-swept arid valley on the other side of the pass giving you the sense of being in Tibet, this trip gives you an absolute thrilling experience of trekking in Nepal. The accommodation facilities in the Annapurna Circuit Trek are quite reasonable as there are many options and varied meals are prepared by the local staff with their limited resources. This trek lies within the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) which has been preserving the flora and fauna of the area. The main highlight while trekking in Annapurna Circuit is crossing Thorung-La (Pass) from the where the view is quite stunning and so is the transition of the landscape form alpine trees to desert-like arid land of Lower Mustang. Another interesting point of this trek is Muktinath which is revered by both Hindus and Buddhists and is visited by hundreds of pilgrims every year. Once you cross the Thorung-La you will be following the Kali Gandaki Valley which is supposedly the deepest gorge of the world where one can often notice the locals scavenge for the ammonite fossils of sea animals which used to live millions of years ago when the entire Himalayas was submerged under the sea. There is also a hot spring on the Annapurna Circuit trail which would be a perfect treat for your weary legs. There are very few treks in the entire world which offers as varied experience as Annapurna Circuit.
Annapurna Circuit Trek defines the best of Nepal experience. Topographically and culturally this trek is diverse and the trail passes through some of the most remote Tibetan and Hindu villages which are fortified by the worlds tallest mountains.