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56 reviews
Starts
Kathmandu
+20 Destinations
Himalaya Mountains
Ends
Kathmandu
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Highlights

Start and end in Kathmandu! With the hiking & trekking tour Annapurna Circuit, you have a 22 day tour package taking you through Kathmandu, Nepal and 20 other destinations in Nepal. Annapurna Circuit includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
16 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
16
Physical Rating
Active
Travel style
Hiking & Trekking, Mountain Hikes

56 Reviews

  • Annapurna Circuit reviewer 1
    Written on November 12, 2013
    4.0 - Good

    We had previously done little trekking and had never visited Nepal. For us, therefore, trekking the Annapurna Circuit was much more than a photography-fest. It was an overwhelming experience, as intense as it was humbling; an experience that taught us much... Read more

  • Annapurna Circuit reviewer 2
    Written on April 30, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    I can't think of a better way of spending 3 weeks' of my annual leave. It was a wonderful and very varied introduction to the Himalayas, and I hope to return in the future.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Definitely crossing the Thorong... Read more

  • Annapurna Circuit reviewer 3
    Written on April 18, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    Walking the Annapurna Circuit was the achievement of an ambition formed when doing the Sanctuary trek previously with Exodus. There is something compelling about Nepal – the biggest mountains in the world, the hugely varied landscape, the amazing people,... Read more

  • Annapurna Circuit reviewer 4
    Written on April 18, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    Walking the Annapurna Circuit was the achievement of an ambition formed when doing the Sanctuary trek previously with Exodus. There is something compelling about Nepal

  • Annapurna Circuit reviewer 5
    Written on April 17, 2013
    4.0 - Good

    A very good trek, excellently led by a local with extensive knowledge and well developed leadership skills.  The group gelled together well making it a really enjoyable trip.  There has been contact with all since arriving home and reunions are in the... Read more

  • Annapurna Circuit reviewer 6
    Written on January 8, 2013
    4.0 - Good

    Was a trip of a life time, really enjoyed it. Group were good and guides were great people. What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Climbing Thorong la Pass. But there were numerous moments on this trip, would highly recommend it. What did you... Read more

  • Annapurna Circuit reviewer 7
    Written on January 4, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was an amazing trip totally removed from anything I have ever done before.It was a magical, beautiful and humbling experience that will stay with me forever.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?There were many inspirational things about... Read more

  • Annapurna Circuit reviewer 8
    Written on January 3, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    The whole of The  Annapurna Circuit was simply an experience of a lifetime which will be very difficult to surpass!! It would be hard to imagine anywhere with such majestic scenery and with such a varied cultural experience. .What was the most inspirational... Read more

  • Annapurna Circuit reviewer 9
    Written on December 25, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    An exceptional journey throught the Annapurna Himal. A trip of two halves with the challenging Thorong La dominating your thoughts then once passed the relaxation and the absorption of the final part of the adventure with plenty of time to reflect, enjoy,... Read more

  • Annapurna Circuit reviewer 10
    Written on December 4, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    A truly fantastic trek through constantly changing scenery. Rivers, valleys, forests, waterfalls, wonderful, snow capped mountains, desert-like areas, flowers, rice fields, bamboo, monkeys, yaks, lizards - so much to look at and absorb.  I feel very... Read more

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Start Kathmandu.
  2. Day 2: Scenic drive to Besisahar. Trek to Bhulebule.
  3. Day 3: Start the slow ascent of the Marsyangdi Valley to Jagat.
  4. Day 4: Reach the village of Dharapani.
  5. Day 5: Steady climb through forest to Temang, then descend to Chame.
  6. Day 6: Continue ascending through forested hillsides past the rock face of Paungdi Danda to Upper Pisang.
  7. Day 7: Ascend the Marsyangdi Valley to the village of Manang.
  8. Day 8: Acclimatisation day in Manang.
  9. Day 9: Start heading towards the Thorong La. Half-day trek to reach the lodge in Yak Kharka; afternoon acclimatisation walk.
  10. Day 10: Short half day walk to Phedi, at the foot of the Thorong La.
  11. Day 11: Cross the mighty Thorong La (5416m) to Muktinath, a place of pilgrimage.
  12. Day 12: Trek through beautiful barren landscapes to reach Kagbeni.
  13. Day 13: Walk along the Kali Gandaki Gorge, beneath the great peaks of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna via Dumba Lake to Marpha.
  14. Day 14: Continue to follow the Kali Gandaki Valley; overnight in Larjung.
  15. Day 15: Cross the Kali Gandaki and trek past Titi Tal to Lete; descend to Ghasa.
  16. Day 16: Follow an undulating trail through small settlements to Tatopani, famous for its hot springs.
  17. Day 17: A long climb up through the villages of Ghara, Shika and Chitre to Ghorepani.
  18. Day 18: Optional early morning walk up Poon Hill for sunrise before a long descent to Birethanthi.
  19. Day 19: Short walk to Naya Pul and drive to Pokhara; afternoon free.
  20. Day 20: Free day in Pokhara.
  21. Day 21: Fly to Kathmandu.
  22. Day 22: End Kathmandu.

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Location
Start and end in Kathmandu.
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Deposit
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 568 km.
  • Kathmandu (Nepal)
  • 111 km
  • Besisahar (Nepal)
  • 7 km
  • Bhulbhule (Nepal)
  • 14 km
  • Jagat (Nepal)
  • 13 km
  • Dharapani (Nepal)
  • 12 km
  • Chame (Nepal)
  • 11 km
  • Pisang (Nepal)
  • 14 km
  • Manang (Nepal)
  • 8 km
  • Yak Kharka (Nepal)
  • 14 km
  • Muktinath (Nepal)
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