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17-Day Classic Annapurna Circuit Trek

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This truly classical trekking tour in Nepal, around the heart of the Annapurna range, begins with a drive to Besisahar and proceeds by foot up the Marsyangdi River Valley through the villages of Chime, Bagarchap Pisang and Manang to cross the Thorung La Pass 17,712ft (5400m).The trail then switches over to the Kali Gandaki River valley and descends through the villages of Muktinath, Jomsom, Ghorepani and ends in Pokhara. The crossing of the 17,700 foot (5396 meters) Thorung La Pass requires acclimatization to higher altitudes, good physical conditioning and good weather. This route treats the trekker to fantastic close up views of the rugged Annapurna range. Just forty miles between the two river valleys are home to at least twelve 22,960 foot (7000 meter) peaks with many more above the 19,000 feet (6000 meters). As the trek gains altitude slowly, you will have the wonderful opportunity to encounter and observe the local people and their ways. Lovely lowland farming communities of Brahmin and Chettri people give way gradually to the resourceful highland trading communities of Magar, Gurung and Bhutia. As the people change, so do the religions. Temples and shrines, used for worship by the lowland Hindus give way to Shamanism in the middle hills which, in turn, gives way to the gompas and monasteries of Tibetan Buddhist of the higher reaches. This is a pinnacle hike in Nepal, a Nepal trek you donít want to miss!

Itinerary in Brief

  • DAY 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
  • DAY 2: Kathmandu Day Tour
  • DAY 3: Drive to Besi Sahar and Bhulbhule
  • DAY 4: Syange
  • DAY 5: Tal
  • DAY 6: Bagarchap
  • DAY 7: Chame
  • DAY 8: Pisang
  • DAY 9: Manang
  • DAY 10: Acclimatize in Manang
  • DAY 11: Phedi
  • DAY 12: Thorong La Pass -- Muktinath
  • DAY 13: Jomsom
  • DAY 14: Fly to Pokhara
  • DAY 15: Fly to Kathmandu
  • DAY 16: Kathmandu
  • DAY 17: Departure


  • Hiking in beautiful Annapurna
  • Wonderful local people and traditional villages
  • Fantastic photographic opportunities every day on the trek

LOCATIONS: Annapurna

ACTIVITIES: Mountain Trekking


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