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Classic Annapurna Circuit Trek

One of Nepal's classic treks, this route takes us on a full circuit of the Annapurna range. We trek through rhododendron forests, mountain foothills, barren rocky landscapes and across snow covered passes. After the challenging ascent of the Thorong La Pass (5416m) we are rewarded with dramatic views of the Annapurna range and northwards into Tibet.

Tour Highlights

  • Annapurna Circuit - Complete a 17 day trek around one of the world's classic trekking routes
  • Thorong La - Cross this challenging high pass, 5416m, offering stunning views across the Himalaya
  • Poon Hill - Climb to the top of Poon Hill and enjoy sunrise views across to the Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri
  • Pokhara - Take a well earned rest by the lakeside and enjoy a cake at one of the towns many bakeries
  • Kathmandu - Explore the temples and winding streets of the capital and browse for souvenirs


Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select.

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  • 1
    Join tour Kathmandu

  • 2
    In Kathmandu

  • 3
    Drive to Besi Sahar and trek to Bhulbule (840m)

  • 4
    Trek from Bhulbule to Jagat (1300m)

  • 5
    Trek from Jagat to Dharapani (1860m)

  • 6
    Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2670m)

  • 7
    Trek from Chame to Pisang (3190m)

  • 8
    Trek from Pisang to Manang (3540m)

  • 9
    Acclimatisation Day

  • 10
    Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4018m)

  • 11
    Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4450m)

  • 12
    Cross Thorong La (5416m) and trek to Muktinath (3800m)

  • 13
    Trek from Muktinath to Kagbeni (2800m)

  • 14
    Trek from Kagbeni to Marpha (2670m)

  • 15
    Trek from Marpha to Kalopani (2530m)

  • 16
    Trek from Kalopani to Tatopani (1190m)

  • 17
    Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani (2860m)

  • 18
    Ascend Poon Hill; trek to Birethanti (1025m)

  • 19
    Trek to Nayapul; drive Pokhara

  • 20
    Drive to Kathmandu

  • 21
    Tour ends Kathmandu

Tour notes

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Annapurna Circuit
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Why Book this tour
10 Reasons to trek Nepal with Explore

- Local knowledge: Over 30 years of experience in organising treks in Nepal and long established network of local partners throughout the country
- Our trek leaders in Nepal are consistently voted among the best Explore leaders anywhere in the world
- Our trekking ascent rates are carefully planned to be safe and fall within Wilderness Medicine Society (WMS) guidelines
- All our trek leaders are qualified in first aid and specially trained to recognise and deal with Altitude Sickness
- We carry a Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) on treks above 3000 metres
- On treks into extremely remote areas we carry a satellite phone for emergency use
- We support our trek crew by following the guidelines of the International Porter Protection Group (
- All our trekking staff, from trek leaders to guides, porters and cooks, are Nepali - revenues from our treks benefit the local people
- All meals are included on camping and teahouse based treks making them excellent value for money
- FREE Explore kitbag. If you trek with us in Nepal you will receive a free Explore kitbag when you arrive in Kathmandu
Included meals 20 16 16
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Minimum Age
From 16 years
4 nights Standard Hotel
16 nights Simple Teahouse
Tour Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s), Porter(s)
Maximum Altitude on Trek (m)
Group Size
Generally 10 - 16