The Annapurna Circuit Trek is a thrilling adventure that traverses the Annapurna region. Spanning over 180 km and encircling the majestic Annapurna massif, this 14 days trek takes you through four different districts, offering a unique blend of Buddhist-dominant villages and breathtaking Himalayan landscapes.
The Itinerary begins in Kathmandu, from where you'll travel to Jagat in Lamjung, the starting point of the trek. The route takes you in an anti-clockwise direction, gradually ascending to a higher altitude. You'll pass through scenic villages like Dharapani, Chame, and Pisang before entering the Manang district, where you'll witness the magnificence of the mountains and experience Buddhist traditions up close.
The highlight of the trek is the ascent of Thorang La Pass, one of the highest passes in the world, standing at an altitude of 5,416 meters. Crossing Thorang La pass is a challenging but rewarding experience, offering you panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks.
After crossing and passing and getting to the other side, the landscape changes to a dry and desert-like terrain as you enter Mustang. Continuing the journey, you'll descend to Muktinath, a sacred site for Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. From there, the trail leads to Marpha via Jomsom and continues until you reach Tatopani, where the trek concludes.
Our 14 days all-inclusive package offers you an opportunity to experience the beauty of the Annapurna region as you traverse through the changing landscape. Join our fixed group departure to enjoy the journey at a reasonable cost and make unforgettable memories along the Annapurna Circuit Trail.
Major Highlights of the Annapurna Circuit Trekking
- Encircle the World's 10th-highest peak in just 14 days.
- Get a majestic view of the Annapurna mountain range.
- Cross the highest pass, Thorang La Pass (5416m)
- Visit the Hindu pilgrimage site, Muktinath.
- Get an insight into the day-to-day life and culture of the ethnic communities.
- Explore several traditional villages and communities along the trail.
What Awaits You on the Annapurna Circuit Trekking Adventure?
The Annapurna Circuit Trekking Itinerary is filled with adventure, cultural richness, and natural magnificence. In this 14 days package, you can expect to explore the secluded parts of the region that opens an entirely new and majestic natural and cultural world to you.
You can get the spectacular sights of the snow-capped peaks, picturesque valleys, and charming villages along the way. Furthermore, the trail guides you through diverse landscapes and leads you to cross the high mountain pass Thorang La Pass, which is the major highlight of the package.
Encountering lush forests, cascading waterfalls, and ancient monasteries combined with the warm hospitality of local communities and their rich cultural traditions adds a unique touch to the entire trip, making it a truly unforgettable adventure for you.
The Highest Pass in Nepal: Thorang La Pass at 5416 m
Thorang La Pass is a high mountain pass situated in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Standing at an elevation of 5,416 meters (17,769 feet), it is one of the highest passes in the world.
The pass acts as a gateway between the Manang and Mustang districts during the Annapurna Circuit Trek and is a renowned highlight of the journey. This high mountain pass is challenging to cross and requires acclimatization and physical endurance. However, it offers stunning panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, along with the sight of the rugged landscape.
Trekking through Thorang La Pass involves ascending on a steep and rocky terrain which can be physically difficult, but the sense of achievement upon reaching the summit and the spectacular vistas make the challenging trek worth it.
Trek to Annapurna Circuit is an exciting opportunity for you to witness the majestic beauty of the Himalayas of the Annapurna region as you cross Thorang La Pass, which offers you a challenging yet rewarding experience. Embark on the Annapurna Circuit Trek now and cross the epic Thorang La high pass while making memories for a lifetime.
Is the Annapurna Circuit Trekking the Perfect Journey for you?
The Annapurna Circuit Trekking is an ideal adventure for people seeking a thrilling and immersive experience in the Himalayas of Nepal.
The Itinerary of 14 days offers a perfect balance of natural beauty, challenging terrain, and cultural encounters, taking you on an all-inclusive journey. If you have a good level of fitness, a love for nature, and a desire to explore remote villages and local cultures, then there cannot be a better trekking package than this.
Our 14 days Annapurna Circuit Itinerary offers you a chance to test your limits, relish the wonders of nature, and experience life in the Himalayas. If you think this is the adventure you have been looking for, then pack your bags and get ready to get immersed in the beauty of the mountains.
A Day in the Life of the Annapurna Circuit Trek
Each day on the Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary is filled with excitement and thrill. The day begins as you enjoy breakfast at the tea house or lodges surrounded by a serene environment.
The trek then begins and guides you through scenic trails, with occasional uphill and downhill walks. You'll come across several suspension bridges, enchanting villages, and terraced fields along the way. As you enjoy the walk with some rest in between, you'll have lunch at a local teahouse, enjoying a delicious meal while relishing the stunning mountain views.
After reaching the designated stop for the day, you'll have time to relax, explore the surroundings, and engage yourself in the local culture. The evenings are usually spent sharing stories with fellow trekkers while enjoying the view.
Annapurna Circuit Trekking Difficulty Level
Annapurna Circuit Trekking is a difficult grade trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal as it involves crossing the Thorang La pass situated above 5000m. This level of trekking is comparatively harder than moderate-level trekking and requires previous trekking or hiking experience.
The trek involves hiking on rough landscapes and glacier crossings. You need to walk for 5 to 6 hours on average for 14 days during this challenging excursion. Thus, to complete the trek, one must be in good physical health while having strong stamina.
It is best if you have previous trekking experience in high altitudes. As the trek is lengthy and requires walking on a steep trail at an altitude of over 5000 m, it is most suitable for trekkers looking for a demanding and stirring trek. As for beginners, it is highly recommended to start doing physical exercise to build stamina while also going on short hikes and treks in high altitudes.
Safety and Acclimatization For the Annapurna Circuit Trek
The highest point you will reach during the trek is Thorang La Pass, at an elevation of 5416 m, which invites the risk of altitude sickness. Especially for beginner trekkers, there is a high chance of gaining altitude sickness which is a common concern during high-altitude treks. However, it is preventable with proper precautions and treatment.
The trek we have designed includes a very slow walk with rests at certain points. We have a separate acclimatization day at Manang to help you adjust to the altitude. Furthermore, you will not be walking for more than 6 hours at maximum during the trek, and you will have a gradual ascend, which will prevent you from having altitude sickness. Make sure to walk at your own pace while keeping your body in check.
As more precaution, we also encourage you to keep yourself hydrated constantly all along the trek and stay away from all the alcoholic drinks. Our team will make sure that your safety is the top priority during the trek.
Thus, you can rest assured of having an adventure of a lifetime. If you prefer to have more rest days in between the journey, then we can customize the itinerary accordingly. Moreover, in case of sickness, you will be brought down to a lower altitude by our team immediately.
Training: Preparing for the epic journey to Annapurna Circuit
Being physically fit and trained is essential for any Journey in the Himalayas, especially if you're a first-time trekker. It is vital to keep yourself fit with no health concerns to complete the trek without any problems.
Annapurna Circuit Trekking is a long and physically straining Journey compared to other major treks of the region. The length of the trek is around 14 days and takes you to the highest point, Thorang La Pass, at an altitude of 5416 m. The trek requires you to walk for 5 to 6 hours on average every day continuously, for which you should have very good stamina.
The trek is physically demanding, and it is extremely important to focus on training to improve cardio endurance and strength endurance and be comfortable carrying a backpack for 5-6 hours a day.
Thus, before embarking on the Journey, make sure you are fit and healthy. It is highly recommended that you attempt hiking or trekking carry a backpack, and walk for 5-6 hours continuously. You can also try doing full-body strength workouts twice per week to improve your general body strength.
Embark on an Exciting Journey: 14 days Annapurna Circuit Trek
The Annapurna Circuit is considered one of the most adventurous classic treks in the world. Taking you on a round trip of the Annapurna region, there's no other walk like this one that goes from the dry lowlands to high passes crossing several ethnic villages on the way.
This 14 days itinerary also includes crossing one of the high passes of Nepal, Thorang La Pass and lets you experience the thrill of crossing one of the toughest passes in Nepal.
As the trek takes you on a round Itinerary of the Annapurna region, you go from the small villages at the low altitude to the popular Manang region of Nepal. Get ready to embark on the epic adventure to the Annapurna region with us and have the time of your life.
Why choose us for the Annapurna Circuit Trekking Package?
- We have trained and knowledgeable guides with years of experience in leading the trip to the Annapurna region.
- We have a safety-focused approach, always keeping our client's safety at the top.
- All our packages can be customized according to each trekker's time and preference.
- We focus on small group sizes for personalized attention.
- We have strong local connections to provide you with an authentic trekking experience.
- We give high emphasis on sustainable travel practices and environmental sustainability.
- We have competitive costs and provide value for money.
- We offer 24/7 customer support during the trek.
- We give Pre-trip online and offline briefings.