Short Annapurna Circuit Trek

Trip Overview
  • Duration 10 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate or Grade B (**)
  • DestinationNepal
  • Meals & AccommodationBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Trip Start & EndKathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Trip TypeTrek
  • Major Attractionsubtropical forests, the world’s deepest river gorge, high mountain passes
  • Maximum Altitude5416m
  • Best TimeApril-May-June, September-October-November

Short Annapurna Circuit Trek is the ultimate trekking experience in the Annapurna region. Opened in 1977, Annapurna Circuit Trek has become highly famous for its spectacular trekking routes that will take you from lush green valleys to fine villages and present panoramic views of Himalayan mountains and rich tradition & culture. Undoubtedly, Short Annapurna Circuit Trek is a complete package for anyone looking to indulge in nature far away from their daily hustle. The trail will take you from low as 1000 meters to 5,416 meters above sea level, allowing you to observe different perspectives of the Himalayas and explore it from bottom to top. 

The trail is full of adventures, and the scenery, vegetation & culture change dramatically as the elevation increases. You will witness from subtropical forests, paddy fields, and the world’s deepest river gorge to ice flows, high mountain passes, arid cliffs, and striking mountain views. You will get to witness the Annapurna range (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Manaslu (8,156), Tilicho Peak (7,134 m), Ngadi Chuli (7,871 m), Langtang Himal (7,234 m), Pisang Peak (6,091 m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Tukche Peak (6,920 m), and numerous other snow-capped mountains. Annapurna Circuit Trek is the most extended trek in the Annapurna region. If you have limited time on your hand, you can also check our other popular trekking packages for the Annapurna region; Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking and Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Annapurna Circuit Trek begins from a drive to Shange from Kathmandu. Next, you will trek to Tal, going through paddy fields, rhododendron forests, and crossing steep and slippery sections. After you head towards Bagarchhap, Chame, and Pisang with several ascends & descends through small settlements, dense forests, and stunning views of the Himalayan mountains. The path from here will take you to Manang, where you will take a rest day to acclimatize yourself and explore the area.

Further, you will gradually ascend to the High Camp via Ledar. Spending a night at High Camp, you will continue your trek towards Muktinath crossing the challenging Thorong La Pass, the highest point of the Short Annapurna Circuit Trek. Muktinath is the pilgrimage site of Hindus. Every year thousands of devotees gather here to worship in the Muktinath Temple. You will spend a night here and continue your journey towards your next destination Tatopani en route to Tukuche and Ghasa. At Tatopani, you will find a natural hot spring. You can take a bath at these hot springs spending a few bucks to lose your tired & sore muscles. Finally, you will reach Ghorepani, a very famous village in this region. The next day, you will hike to Poon Hill to witness one of the best sunrises of your life. You will then descend to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara.

We, Mountain Rock Treks & Expedition, have professionally designed our Annapurna Circuit Trekking itinerary to ensure you complete this trek without any issues. With us, you will get a comprehensive package and make lifelong memories. Feel free to contact us for any information regarding Annapurna Circuit Trek itinerary or Annapurna Circuit Trek cost.

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Itinerary

Beginning with a scenic five to six-hour drive from Kathmandu to Besi Shahar, our journey to the Annapurna Circuit trek will begin. Again,we will take a shared jeep for 3 to 4 hours to travel from Besisahar to Chame (2670 m), passing through the towns of Nagdi, Bhulbhule, Sange, Chamche, Tall, Dharapani, Bagarchha, Danakya, Timang, Thanchok, and Koto. by Timang (2,720m). The hike from Chame to Upper Pisang (3200m) will take us 4-5 hours the following day. We will follow the trails the following morning after breakfast. The following day, we will hike through a valley covered in juniper and pine trees, with stunning mountain views and a view of Marsyandi Valley.

To get to Manang, the trail passes through Barga, a remote village. Our acclimatization day in Manang is the fifth day. As you prepare to ascend, take pleasure in the scenery, learn about the local way of life, and go for leisurely walks. We will leave Manang and travel through the Thorung La Pass, Tenki, Marsyangi Valley, and Jarsang Khola Valley on our way to Ledar. The following day, we climb to Phedi at 4420m after first descending to cross a river at 4310m. We'll leave Phedi early and hike up to Thorung La Pass. We will then walk for 7- 8 hours to reach Muktinath. The following morning after breakfast, we will embark on a 6- to 8- hour trek in the direction of Jomsom. Fly to Pokhara early on the final day to observe the majestic mountains above the deepest gorge in the world. After that, spend the entire day in hotel in Pokhara relaxing. Alternately, explore the charming nature and fascinating mountain panorama view along the lakeshore.

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Our trekking guide will come to the hotel in the morning to pick you up with private transport to the bus station. Then you will drive by the public bus to Besi Shahar (173km), which will take us about 5 to 6 hours along a scenic route. You will witness rather stunning scenery of snow-capped mountains, green hills, rivers, and villages along the journey. And again drive Besisahar to Chame (2670m) by sharing jeep for 3 to 4 hours through the Nagdi, Bhulbhule, Sange, Chamche, Tall, Dharapani, Bagarchha, Danakya, Timang, Thanchok, Koto.From Timang (2,720m), you can see wonderful Manaslu, Annapurna II scenery, and other majestic mountains. Finally, the road leads us through the pine forest to Thanchok and Koto, finally reaching Chame. Chame is the headquarters of the Manang district, and we meet with outstanding views of Annapurna II, Manaslu, and Lamjung Himal from Chame and two small hot springs. Stay overnight at the teahouse.

  • Teahouse.
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • 2670m

From Chame, the trail through the forest is steep and narrow and brings us to a curved rock face 1500m above the river. The scenic beauty of the Himalayan Peaks opens up along the trail, and further on, we find ourselves in the U-shaped valley of Manang between two giant snow peaks. After crossing a long bridge at 2910m and climbing to yet another bridge at 3040m, we start to get the towering view of the Paungda Danda rock face. The trail with a magnificent backdrop finally leads to upper Pisang at 3200m. Overnight stay at upper Pisang.

  • Lodge/Teahouse
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 4 to 5 hours
  • 3310m

After breakfast, the trail slowly climbs up through a valley with pine and juniper forest to the beautiful mountain scenery. After the cross-bridge at Khumi Khola, the course goes up, making many turns to the Tibetan-styled village Ghyaru (3,670m). Ghyaru means Yak Horn in the local language. This is beautiful place for the 360-degree mountain view like Lamjung Himal (6,983m), Annapurna II (7,937m), Annapurna IV (7,525m), Gandarbha Chuli (6,250m), Annapurna III (7555m), Gangapurna (7,544m), Glacier Dome (7,193m), Khangsar Kang (7,485m) and Tilicho Peak (7,134m, Khatunkang (6,484m), Syagang (6,026m), Chulu East (6,429m), Pisang Peak (6,091m). After having lunch at Ghyaru village, the trail crossed the wall boundary of Ghyaru village with a beautiful gate and began Ngawal territory.

  • Lodge/Teahouse
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 4 to 5 hours
  • 3,540m

It is an enjoyable day with beautiful mountain scenery and a Marsyandi valley view through a valley with pine and juniper forest. At the start, the trail descends to the Tibetan-styled village of Barga (3,500m) with a pleasant walk. The trail continues through Barga, a hidden village to Manang. Overnight at Guest House.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 4 to 5 hours
  • 3,540m

A day to acclimatize, enjoy the views, observe village culture and take relaxing walks while getting ready to gain altitude. Sitting idle is not recommended, and one of the best options is to visit the Ice Lake, which takes 5/6 hours to go and come back. Overnight stay at Manang.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Free day
  • 3540m

Leaving Manang, the trail crosses a stream and makes an ascent of nearly 2000m to the Thorung La pass. Then, the route makes a progressive ascent through Tenki, leaving the Marsyangi Valley. Finally, turning northwest and continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley, Ledar (4250m) is where we spend the night at a guest house.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 4 to 5 hours
  • 4040m

First, we descend to cross a river at 4310m and then ascend to Phedi at 4420m. We can find some good recently constructed guest houses at High Camp on the elevation of 4600m where we settle for our overnight stay.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 4 to 5 hours
  • 5416m

We leave early from Phedi (foot of the hill) and climb to Thorung La pass (5416m) at the beginning of the day. The climb is tedious if covered with snow as it is steep. Otherwise, it is a regularly used route that is easy to follow. After four hours of climbing, we reach the pass marked by Chortens and prayer flags. Reaching the top is rewarding as you can have a magnificent view. Muktinath is an important pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists alike, with its 108 water spouts on the walls surrounding the temple of Vishnu. Overnight stay at Muktinath.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 7 to 8 hours
  • 3800m

After breakfast, we walk down to the ancient Jharkot village and then continue to the Kinga village, whose culture and livelihoods are similar to Tibetan people. We are still in a high alpine area with rocky desert hills and a wide windy Kaligandaki valley. Here we can find the “Saligram” fossil, an incarnation of God Vishnu. After 3 to 4 hours down the walk, we will get to the village Kagbeni, whose inhabitants are a mix of Tibetans and Gurungs. Kagbeni brings us to the rusticated Upper Mustang Trekking.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 2800m

Early in the morning, fly to Pokhara by small aircraft and watch the majestic mountains above the world’s deepest gorge. Then, relax for the whole day at the Pokhara hotel. Alternatively, wander around the lakeside with its fascinating mountain panorama view and charming nature. Then you own destination.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 820m

Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

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Essential Info

1.TRAVEL INSURANCE

Our main priority is the safety of our visitors. So we suggest. If you consider an Annapurna Trek, you should consider purchasing travel insurance to cover any unexpected costs due to health difficulties, injuries, or accidents (including air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and other treatment costs). It will help if you take travel insurance and medical and accidental insurance. 

Your insurance coverage should also cover any additional activities you plan to participate in while in Nepal. There's a thin line between adventure and outright danger. What distinguishes them is their level of preparedness for a specific task. Leaving the comforts of home and entering the embrace of nature is an adventure; failing to ensure that you are adequately covered is a danger.

 

2. Food and Accommodation

I)Food

As for food, the Annapurna region has many hotels and tea houses that facilitate you with the best food items. 

Our package will offer you full-time food with breakfast, lunch, dinner, and tea and coffee. We will give the food as per the menu of the hotel or tea house. We prioritize Nepali food mainly. Therefore, they will serve Nepali food items, but if you wish to have a western food item, they will also prepare it upon your request.

II)Accommodation

For accommodation in the Annapurna region, you can find hotels, lodges, and restaurants. From mid-range to expensive resorts can be seen. While trekking, you may need to stop at local villages where you cannot find such facilities. The lodge costs a bit high than other options like the hotel. However, We will arrange your accommodation in tourist comfort hotels, motels, or resorts. The hotel will provide the room with a twin bed which demands you to share your room. In your demand, we can also arrange a triple bed or a single bed which cost a bit expensive compared to others.  

 

3. Heath /Fitness And Experience Requirments 

Because some portions of the climb are very strenuous and some days need 8-9 hours of constant walking, trekking throughout Annapurna Region requires exceptional stamina, tenacity, and good health. As a result, we recommend that you get medical counsel, medicine, and authorization before embarking on this adventure. Also, consult your local General Practitioner for professional advice on the essential Guide walks before embarking on the Annapurna Trek in Nepal. However, if you don't have access to a doctor, travel clinics can provide you with the most excellent guidance.

 

4. Travel Tips (ATM, ELECTRICITY, INTERNET, LUGGAGE, PERSONAL EXPENSES)

As mentioned earlier, we can find all types of hotels and lodges starting from mid-range to very standard. But if we are moving to the local community, we might not find clubs and hotels with all kinds of facilities. 

As for the facilities, there is no electricity in all of those locations. Therefore, it is preferable to have a backup plan. We may still use batteries and chargers for backup, but additional expenses will be. There are charging stations in the lodges where you may set your devices. You may have to pay a minimal cost for the service. Bring along additional chargers or a solar charger.

There may not be internet access in all locations, limiting your ability to use data. You may have to pay extra to utilize the internet. The internet connection throughout the walking trail is sporadic at best, and it only worsens as you climb higher.

Having cash on hand for your payments is recommended due to the lack of ATMs. It would help if you had to pay for things like power, internet, and other extras like bakeries and pastries and cash for tipping. Please bring extra cash to spend while trekking because there are no ATMs as we move to higher altitudes. You may need money on the road to buy additional beverages, food, or luxuries like a hot shower, internet, etc. 

In the hotel's locker room, provide free spaces for extra luggage. Each hiker can bring up to ten pounds of trekking tools (carried by porters). There aren't any ATMs, so have plenty of cash! Even in a "main" community like Jomsom, you might not find an ATM in the Annapurna region. Almost no tea houses or commercial enterprise accepts credit cards. 

 

5. Altitude Sickness And Prevention 

While trekking to the Annapurna region, moving to higher elevations will cause altitude sickness. In addition, you will be more likely to face AMS, which might worsen HACE( High Altitude Cerebral Edema) and HAPE(High Altitude Pulmonary Edema).

When people are traveling and rising or being moved to a higher level fast, altitude sickness is prevalent. Because lower the air pressure and oxygen levels are, the higher you climb. Our bodies can handle the change, but it will take time to acclimate. 

 So to prevent AMS, we will take two acclimatization breaks every thousand meters. We will trek at a higher altitude but sleep lower to cure this altitude sickness. If we suffer from acute mountain sickness, we will take rest immediately at the same place. To energize, we will drink more liquid to stay hydrated, like soup and water. If the case starts to get worse, we will have to take rescue by helicopter.

 

6. WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

The following is the list of the things and equipment that we will need to carry with us when you are heading on the journey. 

1. For the upper part of the body

HAT: You'll need a nice, wide-brimmed trekking hat to keep the sun off your face. Lightweight, simple to carry, and neck-covering styles are the best.  While trekking, wearing a hat can protect yourself from the sun on the trail.

HEADLAMP: Along with the hat, it is better to carry a headlamp with you during the trek. Headlamps are lights we can wear on a person's head. Due to their hands-free operation, these gadgets are great for trekking and hiking. It's ideal to have your hands free when hiking so you can deal with anything Mother Nature throws at you or pull your stuff.

 At night, trails can be hard to navigate. These footprints generally incorporate pebbles, tree roots, twigs, and even animals and resemble an uncharted maze. These hazards can be dangerous, and having your hands free allows you to catch yourself, move obstacles, sprint, or fend off an enraged rabbit on the track.

WOOLEN HAT: When you move to higher elevations, you get a high chance of being caught by cold. So, it is essential to carry a woolen hat with you for your protection. Not every hat is equally suitable for trekking, so it is safer to have a woolen hat; it will be available to you if you need it. 

SUN PROTECTING HAT(WITH WIDE BRIM): Day during your trial can be sunny, and the rays directly showered upon you. It will protect UV rays from entering your skin. We must be more careful regarding our heads and protect the scalp from sunburn and skin cancer. 

SUNGLASSES(WITH UV PROTECTION): As we move towards high altitude, the atmospheric layer becomes thinner, which increases exposure to harmful rays because the capacity to filter these rays becomes less. Therefore, we need to carry sunglasses to protect our eyes from harmful rays.

 

2. BODY PART

Waterproof jackets and trousers: Rain on the path is always possible, especially if you intend to hike between June and September (we strongly advise against walking in the region). We recommend bringing rain gear with you as a precaution, preferably a gore-tex membrane hardshell jacket. An inexpensive pair of waterproof pullovers will typically be enough for pants.

T-SHIRT: It is better to wear light clothes to avoid extreme sweating and discomfort during trekking. A t-shirt is best to wear during such trips. 

Clothing: Layering is a significant walk component due to the considerable fluctuation in altitude and temperature. You'll be able to quickly adapt to the climate and be comfortable and safe if you can add and remove layers of clothes while trekking. For example, if you intend on hiking during the cooler winter months of December through February, you'll want to bring some extra layers.

GLOVES: You will need to carry your gloves with you because gloves will help protect your hands from sweat, extreme weather conditions, and other inconvenient situations that may cause discomfort and injury.

 

LOWER BODY CLOTHING

THERMAL INNERS: Thermal inners are insulators between your body and the surrounding cold air. They trap body heat and prevent heat loss. Use the ones generally made with polyester or give extra comfort and flexibility.

TROUSERS: A full-length pair of trekking trousers provides solid path protection, preventing cuts and scratches from prickly plants, twigs, rocks, and other hazards. Trekking trousers allow you to travel much easier without the sound of rustling plants and enable you to get near to animals without making a nuisance.

DOWN JACKET: One of the most significant purchases you'll make is a down jacket. On a hiking or climbing journey throughout the journey, having the correct warm, insulating layer may make or break your pleasure level. So when you are heading for a trek in the Everest region, we must include a down jacket in your packing list. 

 

3. FOOTWEARS

TREKKING BOOTS: Trekking boots are necessary as they help to protect the foot and ankles during long-distance trekking. They are one of the essential items of trekking as they can determine a trekker's ability to walk long distances without injury.

SOCKS: A trekking sock is essential for avoiding blisters. Unlike a weak, stinking cotton sock, a hiking hose will not continually brush against the back of your foot and will give substantial protection from friction caused by your shoe. The socks maintain a constant temperature for the feet. Socks are incredibly soft and comfortable on foot.

 

4. OTHER TYPES OF EQUIPMENT FOR TREKKING

TREKKING POLES: Trekking poles intersperse your arms and shoulders into the trekking movement, allowing you to use better muscles to force yourself uphill and control your downhill. The result is an expansion in rate without an accumulation in leg soreness.

FIRST-AID KIT: First aid kits are a must-have for every trekker. They help you with necessary treatment during the trial. Thus to minimize the risk of infection or injury severity, we must take it with ourselves. A well-stocked kit contains items that treat burns, injuries, scrapes, and cuts.

SLEEPING BAGS: Though we will be staying in hotels and there will be services, still take no risk and carry a sleeping bag with you. If you want the best night's sleep on the trail, it is best to take your sleeping bags.

PERSONAL BAGS: When going on an outdoor trek, you want to be sure that you'll be comfortable the entire time. Personal bags are vital if you're hiking a long and challenging walk. The type of trekking backpack you use will significantly impact how pleasant your adventure will be. If you're carrying many goods, you'll need a bag that distributes the weight properly, so you don't get tired soon.

 

7. PASSPORT AND VISA

It is relatively simple to acquire a visa for Nepal. You can apply for a visa at your nearest Nepalese Embassy/Consulate or Mission office in your home country or buy one when you arrive at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport. To apply for a visa, you'll need two passport-sized photos, US dollar visa costs, and a valid passport for at least six months before your travel. Nationals of the SAARC (India, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Maldives, and Afghanistan) and China, on the other hand, do not need a visa to enter Nepal. However, a transit visa is only valid for three days for foreign nationals. As a result, for more extended visits, a permit is necessary.

A passport is very crucial to travel in Nepal. In addition, if you want to do mountain trekking, you will have to get a mountain license. 

 

8. BANKING AND ATM

Our packages usually include meals and lodging, but you may require cash for personal expenses. There is a lower likelihood of finding an ATM or no ATM on the ABC trail. . Before you go on the walk, make sure you have enough cash. As mentioned above, there is no ATM in the Annapurna region everywhere, so It is better not to depend on ATMs for the expenses. The hotels and lodges also mostly accept cash rather than online payments, so it's more convenient to take enough money with you.  

 

9. GUIDES PORTER AND TIPPING SYSTEM IN NEPAL

Solo trekking, group trekking, or a couple of trekking without a guide will be difficult, so it is necessary to take a guide with you whenever you plan to trek. In addition, the trail in the Annapurna region might not be familiar to you if you are traveling for the first time. 

Since you will have to carry many trekking equipments, it will be convenient and helpful if you take a porter. The porter will help you maintain the luggage, and the Guide will help you take the right trail. 

While traveling, you may face uncertainties. For example, you may suffer from altitude sickness and AMS (Acute mountain sickness), so to help you during such situations, we need to take a guide with us.  

As for the tips for guides and porters will set you back 10% of the total price. Ten percent of the cost is for the Guide and porter. Mountain Rock Treks provide sixty percent to the Guide's tips and 40 percent to the porter.

 

9. BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS

We are flexible with bookings. However, you must pay a 25% deposit when you confirm, with the remainder due upon arrival. There are no hidden fees with us.

If you want to join a group, we have different terms and conditions that you may learn about by contacting us.

Mountain Rock Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd. handles all of our reservations. Fill out a Booking Form and send it to the firm together with your deposits and insurance payment to book a package (if applicable). You must pay a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the trip charge at booking for all trips. You can pay the remaining payment once you arrive in Kathmandu and before the tour.

 The Company or its Agent should receive the non-refundable deposit. When arranging a custom holiday with the firm,  Mountain Rock Treks will advise you of the needed cost for the Treks. 

You are booking with a bank transfer or a credit card deposit (Visa or MasterCard).

10. LAST-MINUTE BOOKING FOR ANNAPURNA REGION TREKKING

We are flexible with bookings. However, we are not refundable for last-minute cancellations. To ensure your seat on one of our Annapurna region trekking packages at the last minute, you must pay the entire package amount.

We'll try our best to get everything in order before the deadline. So arrive in Kathmandu at least a day ahead of time for the experience. Please get in touch with us directly for further details.

The cancellation of a Client's order must be made in writing and verified by the Company. The date the Company or its Agents receives the cancellation request will determine the cancellation charge. 

You will forfeit the 25% deposit if you decide to cancel at the last minute after you have confirmed it. If you choose to cancel your trip after it has begun for any reason, you will be responsible for the total cost of the trip. Once you've started your journey, we can't give you a refund. Therefore, the Client should obtain cancellation insurance at booking.

 

HOW DIFFICULT IS THE ANNAPURNA REGION TREK?

  • ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREKKING (MODERATE)
  • ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT TREKKING (MODERATE)
  • ANNAPURNA GURUNG HERITAGE TRAIL TREK (MODERATE)
  • ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT TREK WITH TILICHO LAKE (MODERATE)
  • SHORT ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK (STRENUOUS)
  • ROYAL TREK (EASY)
  • GHOREPANI SUNRISE TREK (DIFFICULT)
  • KHOPRA DANDA TREK (DIFFICULT)
  • BAGLUNG PANI AND GHANPOKHARA TREK (DIFFICULT)
  • TILICHO LAKE WITH MESOKANTO PASS (DIFFICULT)

FAQs

  • Q1. What is Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek route?

    There are many routes that will take you to Annapurna Base Camp. However, the most general 7 days route goes something like this:

     Pokhara -> Nayapul -> Ghandruk -> Chhomrong -> Dovan -> Deurali -> Annapurna Base Camp -> Sinuwa -> Jhinu Hill -> Nayapul ->Pokhara 

     

    If you have more time to explore the whole Annapurna circuit in a short time you can go short Annapurna circuit trek too.

  • The Annapurna Circuit Trek is appropriate for novice hikers as well. In 1977 AD, the Annapurna Circuit Trek route became open to visitors from other countries. This track rises to a height of 5,416 m from a starting point of less than 1000 meters. It travels across several mountains and through varied regional scenery, including rivers, plants, and fauna.

  • A lengthy trekking trail that encircles the Annapurna range is called the Annapurna Circuit. It might take anything between 12 and 22 days and cover distances between 160 and 230 km, depending on the route you select.

  • The circuit can be very challenging at times, and crossing the Thorong La Pass might be risky if you're not prepared due to the high altitude and erratic weather of the Annapurna mountain range.

  • To finish the walk, you must have a basic degree of fitness. It takes 6 to 8 hours of walking per day on the taxing climb. Additionally, you will travel between 15 and 20 kilometres while ascending about 600m in height.

  • Even with ongoing vehicle road development, the Annapurna Circuit is still excellent and well worthwhile to complete. Secrets of the Himalaya has the ideal routes, itineraries, guides, and prices for the new trails that have been identified.

  • The ideal months for trekking on the Annapurna Circuit are generally regarded as April and May or October and November. It's not too cold when traveling to high altitudes during these two seasons because the weather is typically clear and dry.

  • Because it is a much longer route overall, the Everest Base Camp trek is more difficult than the Annapurna Circuit trek.

  • The Annapurna Circuit walk is typically 5–10°C in temperature. Higher altitudes may experience temperatures as low as minus 20 degrees Celsius. Warm gear and sleeping bags that can withstand temperatures as low as minus 20 to 40 degrees are advised if you plan to do the Annapurna Circuit Trek in the winter.

  • Since Annapurna is among the world's most difficult mountains to climb, it has a dismal mortality to summit ratio. One of the world's most challenging 8000-meter peaks, Annapurna is a dangerous experience to climb.

Client Reviews

  • Excellent Team of Experts

    The Annapurna Circuit was led by our highly skilled guide Gopal.Mountain Rock Treks comes highly recommended due to their excellent organization and knowledgeable team.We are glad we performed this walk and wish all other trekkers "good hiking" and a pleasant stay in Nepal.

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    Willie J. LaraCanadaJune 20, 2022
  • Best Trek Ever

    Simply amazing. Some of the best trekking I've ever done anywhere in the world. The opinions simply cannot be expressed in words. The guest homes are reasonably priced, and the food is delicious. The trail is full of surprises, and the scenery, plants, and culture vary radically as you ascend. I had a great time with Mountain Rock Treks and their team.

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    Archie WynterAustraliaApril 21, 2022
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