21 days, Grade C
Acclaimed as one of the best treks in the world and a classic Himalayan experience, this is one not to be missed. With ever changing scenery this trip provides both a trekking extravaganza and a rewarding cultural experience, with village life, temples and monasteries along the way.
Due to recent changes in the region with the onset of road building, we have carefully adapted our itinerary to maintain the classic elements of this trek. Our changes allow you to stay at less visited stopovers as well as an exclusive stay at Gyaru for sensational views. We still trek into the heart of the mountains at Tilicho as well as around the Annapurna range of the Himalayas, with spectacular views of the Manaslu and the Dhaulagiri Range of mountains.
The circuit also allows you to explore the many different cultures resident through the climate zones as you pass from sub tropical, through alpine and arid desert landscapes. The high point on this lodge based trek is of course the Thorong La – an ancient mountain pass at 5416m. After visiting the Mustang villages of Muktinath and Kagbeni we then take a spectacular mountain flight to exit the mountains, an added bonus and great value with this itinerary, after which you can relax and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere at the lakeside in Pokhara.
In Kathmandu you will have a chance to see the finest Newari architecture, experience the hustle and bustle of the mediaeval type markets and cobbled streets and most of all enjoy the hospitality of the wonderful Nepali people. Annapurna Circuit Trip Notes
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The Vital Statistics
- 21 days ex Kathmandu
- 1 day sightseeing in Kathmandu
- 4 nights city hotel B&B
- 16 day lodge based trek
- Maximum Altitude: 5416m
- Daily walking 5-6 hrs
- Mountain flight Jomsom – Pokhara
- Internal flight Pokhara – Kathmandu