Annapurna Circuit Trek

Based on 5 Reviews
  • Destination:Nepal
  • Total Duration:16
  • Start Point:Besisahar
  • End Point:Pokhara
  • Trip Grade:Challenging, Strenuous
  • Max Elevation:5416 m/ 17770 ft
  • Accommodation:Comfortable lodges
  • Transportation:Bus/Car
  • 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.

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For anyone considering doing a Nepal tour, we highly recommend Binoy Rai, the owner of Mystic Himalaya Trekking and Expedition. We were really impressed by the efficiency, courtesy and the caring attitude demonstrated by Binoy in handling all our questions in such an easy manner. We highly recommend them for any future travelling prospects.

EBC 2018 – Amazing

I completed the Everest Base Camp trek with my wife and two great friends in October 2018. The trip was amazing with some of the best scenery on the planet. The Nepalese people are wonderful and so welcoming to visitors. Our trip and itinerary was perfectly put together by Binoy and the team at Mystic Himalaya and the trek superbly guided by Chogyal. This was my second EBC trek organized by Binoy and we’re already planning our return in 2020 to explore the Annapurna region. I highly recommend Mystic Himalaya Trekking and look forward to my next trek with them.
Sunshine Coast, Australia


After my husband's 12 years of incessant nagging, I finally agreed to trek to Everest Base Camp. Having kept in contact with Binoy from his last trek 16 years ago, we had the privilege of trekking with Mystic Himalaya. The professionalism and care shown by the Mystic team was outstanding. From the moment we were picked up from the airport, to the moment we were dropped back, we were completely taken care of. Everything was so well organised, and our trekking crew, Chogyal, Pemba, Buddhi and Sujan were fantastic, every step of the way. We will definitely be back.

Wonderful trip to Nepal

We recently went on a trek and tour with Mystic Himalaya Trekking. It was one of the most adventurous and fun trips we have ever been on. One of the owners and our trekking guide named Binoy was the absolute best. I can’t even begin to say how informative he was about the area and how he attended to our every need. He has his own personal crew that hauled our bags and they cooked all our meals. They were so delicious. I would recommend anyone considering going on a trek to Nepal to check them out. I can’t imagine anyone else could be better than they were. Thanks for a memorable and amazing trip.
Brad and Vicki Godfrey,

Absolutely the best Nepal Guides

My son and I had the privilege of trekking with Pranoy and Pemba in the Mustang district, and it was an amazing experience. What sets the Mystic Himalaya experience above other treks is the depth of cultural knowledge and history that the guides have to offer. In addition to breathtaking scenery, we got a fascinating look at the history, architecture, and culture of that region, presented by a guide who is articulate and very well-educated in his field. And let's talk about logistics. We managed to hit the tail end of the monsoon season and got a LOT of rain. With limited time (only one week), our Plan A was to fly to Jomsom and start trekking there. Since planes weren't flying (and didn't for 3 more days), Pranoy got us a driver. We drove for a day and were halted by a massive landslide. Pranoy came up with a new itinerary, and we got some spectacular hiking on our way to Jomsom. With each new "obstacle," Pranoy came up with a new plan and we had a superb trek. We were joking that we went through Plan A, Plan B, Plan C, etc. and were on Plan E by the end. Every bit of it was gorgeous and a lot of fun! With all of those changes, we felt safe and extremely well cared-for. Food was excellent -- supervised and sometimes prepared by Pemba. Accommodations were very comfortable and exceeded expectations. Best of all, Pranoy stayed in constant communication with locals and other guides to ensure our safety every step of the way. With this team, you are working with real professionals that have guided for National Geographic. I wouldn't trek with anyone else -- they are the best!

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