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The Ultimate Guide to Annapurna Circuit Trek, Nepal

Swarali Jambhale Aug 9, 2019
Days of sheer beauty with Mother Nature and out of the living world it takes you! No wonder, it is one of the world’s classic walks and also one of Nepal’s most famed treks!

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A route ranging from 160-230 km encircles the Annapurna Massif to form the Annapurna Circuit Trek trail.

Circuit Trek Highlights

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Enjoy grandiose views of Annapurna I, 10th largest peak in the world, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri and other sister peaks!

Thorang-La Pass

Highest point in the trek!

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Tilicho Lake

One of the world’s highest lakes!

Kali Gandaki Gorge

The deepest gorge in the world between Dhaulagiri and Annapurna!

The Muktinath Temple

One of the highest temples in the world!

Poon Hill

Second best view point after Kala Patthar!


The second largest city of Nepal and the city of lakes.

Ready to Plan?

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When to Visit?

Autumn: October - Mid December
Spring: February - April

Where to Start From?

Besisahar - Most preferred
Nadi Bazaar
Jagat, Tal, or Chame

Where to End?

NayaPul – Official end-point

Remember the Permits!

Secure the 2 official permits from the Nepal Tourism Board office:
ACAP Permit

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What’s with the Packing?

Apart from shoes, trek poles, sleeping bag, pack your clothes perfect and don’t forget your accessories!

What to Eat?

Dal bhat, momos, soups, noodles, fried rice, pizza and spaghetti are very common.

Though “Dal Bhat Power 24 Hour” is the popular catchphrase!

Adequate Abode

Simple stay with basic facilities!

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Prioritize Safety and Health

Acclimatize, rest, hike slow and frequent sips of water is all you have to take care of!

Interested in Side Treks?

If you just don’t feel like leaving, try these side treks:
Tilicho Lake Trek, Poon Hill Trek and Ghandruk Trek