- Max elevation 5416m
- Difficulty Moderate
- Trip Type Sightseeing around Kathmandu
- Duration 24 days
- Accomodation Hotel/Resort/Tea house
- Transportation tourist bus/private vehicle
- Group Size Min 2-max 20 people
- Best Season June and September –November
The Annapurna Circuit trek is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the world. It offers the most variety of any treks in the world. Making a complete circuit of the huge Annapurna massif in central Nepal, our route provides dramatic mountain scenery, Deepest River gorges, highest passes, lush green vegetation and a fascinating mix of local people and culture.
Starting from Beshisahar we head north up the Marshyangdi valley, first through lush green foothills and terraced rice fields, progressing to alpine forests and finally to the high desert country of Mustang. Lowland farming communities and Hinduism change slowly to highland trading communities and Tibetan Buddhism. Throughout, the mountain views are superb; Lamjung, Himalchuli, Manaslu and the Annapurna tower spectacularly over the valley. The high point of the trek is crossing the Thorung La 5416m pass. The early start and strenuous effort are well rewarded with breathtaking views from the pass. Below are the Kali Gandaki valley and the purple, brown hills of the Tibetan plateau. Across the valley rises the huge bulk of Dhaulagiri, while looking back we have a magnificent view of Manaslu.
Now we descend the dramatic Kali Gandaki valley between the summits of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna 1 making this the deepest gorge in the world. Fascinating trading villages and even more spectacular mountain views are experienced all the way to our trek completion in Pokhara and our stay at the luxurious Fishtail Lodge.