For adventure lovers, Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the majority hiking in Nepal.  It leads you to the prevalent zone of the Annapurna Region.

Trip Overview

Trip Name:  Annapurna Circuit
Maximum Altitude  5,416m/13,810ft
Trip Duration 12 Days
Group Size 1 to 20
Best Time March to May and Sep to Dec
Difficulty Level Adventure
Start / End Point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Total Distance 110km/68Miles
Activity 5-6 hrs walking(Approx.)
Nature of Trek Teahouses/Lodge

Unlike other adventure hikes in Nepal, it is the most flexible trail. Because if you are strongly fit, you can do this trail within 7 days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu though it requires 2 weeks time(normally 11 days is needed for beginners hikers). In fact, this route is a naturally, culturally as well as religious rich trial.

The journey passes encountering several suspension bridges, enjoying pristine waterfalls, glaciers, several Mani walls, Gompas, apple orchids, getting the Himalayan hospitality, passing several Monasteries, and the popular temple of Muktinath.

Not only these, but you shall also walk via the base of the Himalayas passing several terraced farmlands and rocky areas having magnificent close-up views of several peaks there around.

Throughout the journey, you will get a lifetime experience while passing Thorong-La (5416m)-one of the highest and the widest passes of the world. Moreover getting the picturesque views of Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Nilgiri, Thorong Peak, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche is breathtaking. The next advantage of this trip is to explore the deepest gorge of the world-Kali Gandaki gorge.

This trek is considered a moderately difficult trek and the most antique trek. It contains quite developed hiking routes throughout Nepal. As most of the trek occurs in the Alpine zone, you get Tibetan flavor in the forms of culture, religion, and way of living.

This trek is regarded as the most demanded trek in terms of duration and desire of the guests. We can finish this trek within 10 days and extend it up to 21 days. This trip is divided into two types.

Short Annapurna Circuit Trekking – 10 Days

This trip begins from Syange- Lumjung passing the settlements as Ta, Dharapani, Chame, Mananga, Thorong La, Muktinath and finishes at Jomsom- Mustang which takes 10 to 12 days to be finished. You have choices either to fly or drive from Jomsom.

Classical Annapurna Circuit

This amazing journey begins at Besisahar, the administrative headquarter of Lamjung district and ends at Beni, the district headquarter of Myagdi district. It completely takes 21 commercial days to be completed. In the past, due to the inconvenience of the road and everything, the trekkers used to walk peacefully. Because of the road and other convenience, people prefer to shorten the trek.

Thorang Top

Highlights of Annapurna Circuit

Many people think that it is a tough trek but I am considering it as a moderate trek. Another fact is if you are in Nepal, do something adventurous. Only the altitude around Thorong La creates somehow uneasiness in the trek. Here is the list of the facts why you should do this trip.

There are plenty of major reasons behind the popularity of the ABC trek. Among them, following the list are highlights.

  • Gentle walk each day except Thorong La passing day.
  • Mind-blowing pristine waterfalls with a rainbow along the journey.
  • Explore diverse landscapes and Greeneries.
  • Visit century-old monasteries, Gompas, Mani malls, and temples.
  • Attempt the world’s widest pass of Thorong-La.
  • Face strong windy stroll while marching Muktinath to Jomsom.
  • To explore Marsyangdi Valley and Kali Gandaki valley in a single trek
  • Explore Marsyangdi River Valley and Kali Gandaki valley on the way.
  • Visit the world’s deepest gorge at Near Rupse waterfall.
  • Enjoy the Hot Spring at Tatopani, Myagdi.
  • Explore the Lower Mustang

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Costs for Annapurna Circuit trek Base Camp Hike organized 11 days trekking tours on the Annapurna Circuit as many tourists prefer this short version of trek.

Cost Includes:

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Visa Fees.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
  • All Personal Nature Expenses.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Any types of Drinks and Bar Bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected).
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above.

Frquently Asked Questions

How long does it take to do Around Annapurna?

You can do this Annapurna Circuit 7 days to 21 days. If you are athletics or Experienced Hikers then you can take a Jeep from Besisahar to Chame(2800m). Afterward staying at Chame you can do it in 7 days. But if you start from Besisahar and wish to finish at Beni, Myagdi.

How to get there and away?

You can catch a microbus or Tourist Bus from New Buspark to go to Besisahar. The bus starts at 6:00 AM and it leaves every hour. The distance of KTM-Besisahar is 172.3 km. It takes around 6 hours to reach Besisahar. From Besisahar you can take a Jeep to go to Syange. From Syangey you can start a stroll.
To go back to Kathmandu you can take a Jeep or Public Bus from Muktinath or down part of Muktinath.

Can we do an ACT trek in 10 days?

If you want to do 10 days Annapurna Circuit trek then we can drive Kathmandu to Besisahar and Besisahar to Taal. Or you can drive up to Syange and escape the Ngwal.

Can I do A.C Solo?

A.C is a high-altitude trek. You need a local person with you to minimize risk. It means even if you don’t want to take trekking packages, you can hire a guide/Porter. So I recommend don’t do the solo trek.


The distance of the 12-day Annapurna Circuit itinerary is 100 miles or 160 kilometers. Which starts from Syangey and ends at JOMSOM.


In a short, ACT is a fantastic trek on the basis of scenery. Rice fields, Numerous Waterfalls, Dozen of Himalayas Views Including the 8th tallest peak of the World Dhaulagiri(8,172m).


Yes. Good to book in advance. Since the Annapurna Circuit is an extremely popular trek, it is normal to get reservations for some parts of the Circuit trial. To make sure, we advise you to book the Annapurna Circuit trek at least 2 months before making the trek start.


Expect winter time( Mid December to the beginning of February) it is best to go the Annapurna Circuit trek. If you don’t care to the crowd on the route, it is best to do either in September to December and March to April. But if you like a less crowded route, you should try some weeks prior to or after these 2 busy seasons.

Annapurna Circuit Trek Reviews

With Base Camp Hike you can do it!

Rated 5 out of 5
December 10, 2019

I did the Annapurna Circuit trek in September 2019. I am in my 60-ties and was afraid whether can complete this trek which includes the pass at 5416 m. But with Base Camp Hike I managed to did it easily! They arranged all my permits and provide me very professional and friendly guide Kamal who took care of me while on the trek. I can fully recommend BCH – they are professional, responsible, and helpful when planning the trek. They are also flexible: can provide any type of service starting from all-included to hiring a guide only (I have chosen the latter option which means that I needed to pay all my expenses on the trek and transport for the guide). Thanks, BCH for my amazing holidays.

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Response from Base Camp Hike

Dear Andrzej
Thank you so much for giving us such a wonderful review on Tripadvisor. We are so happy that you enjoyed your trek with our Expert guide Kamal.
We are so glad that even though the rain, you had such a wonderful time for Annapurna Circuit Trek.
Again thank you very much for giving us the chance to serve you in Nepal and recommending us.
Best Regards,
Base Camp Hike

Amazing Annapurna Circuit Trek

Rated 4 out of 5
December 10, 2019

We did the Annapurna circuit trek under the perfect supervision of our guide Jayaram and Depender as a porter. We spend 11 nights in the mountains and were lucky with the weather in May. Jayaram arranged everything perfectly including AirPort pick-up, hotels and even every night fresh fruit. Very caring guide with eye for detail/service. I would recommend if you are planning your Annapurna trip!

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Response from Base Camp Hike

Dear Guest
Thank you so much for your precious feedback.
We had a great time with your team during the Annapurna Circuit Trek.
We are so happy that you enjoyed ACT trek with Guide Jayaram and Porter Dipendra.
Thank you so much for your feedback. We hope you’ll come back again to Nepal for another adventure.
Best Regards,
Base Camp Hike

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03 Nov, 2021 14 Nov, 2021 USD 695 Guaranteed
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