Annapurna Circuit Trek: Classic Himalayan Trek

As the name suggests, the Annapurna Circuit is a trail that circumnavigates the Annapurna massif. Further, Annapurna Circuit designated as one of the best long-distance treks in the world until half a decade ago. Spellbinding panoramic vistas and unbelievable experiences that lay on the Annapurna trial makes it one among the beautiful trekking trails in the globe.

Sanctified with the most almighty peaks, the trek offers close-up views of Annapurna II, III, IV, Lamjung, Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Manaslu, Machhapuchhre (6,993m), Tukuche peak, along with Gangapurna, Julu peak, Pisang peak, Mt Nilgiri and Tilicho peak.

The trek has gained high admiration among trekkers of Nepal since its opening in 1977 to foreigners. Annapurna circuit receives thousands of tourists annually. As stated by Annapurna Conservation Area-based Dharapani Check post of Manang, the trek route was visited by 28,534 tourists in 2018 in contrast to 27,068 tourists in 2017

NATTs (Natural Annapurna Trekking Trails)

As the construction of the road has been increasing to a greater extent in the Annapurna region, in 2011 ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) planned to design a new alternative trekking route in Annapurna, known as NATT (New Annapurna Trekking Trails). And finally, back in 2012 new waymarked routes are renamed as Natural Annapurna Trekking Trails (NATT). These trails signify the first-ever use of European-style waymarking in the Himalayas.

This project has transformed a lot since roads have replaced trails along an important part of the classical trek. The route encompasses the traditional circuit of the Annapurnas chain, Tilicho Lake, & Poon Hill, Annapurna Base camp trek and the new Khopra Community Trek and Mardi Himal trekking and Dhaulagiri’s incredible icefall.

Highlights of Annapurna Circuit Trek

1.   Thorong La Pass

Thorong La Pass is the climax point on the entire 300 km Annapurna Circuit trek. The mountain pass is at an altitude of 5,416 meters above sea level in Damodar Himal which is obviously the most thrilling part of the trekking journey. The pass present trekkers with the soaking sight of the sprawling river valleys below and the tapestry of ivory Annapurna and Dhaulagiri snow-clad peaks that adorn the skyline.

Reaching the zenith of highest passes gives trekkers a sense of accomplishment. The pass itself nestled amid two 6,000 meters soaring peaks called Yakwakang and Thorong Peak, and greets trekkers with a traditional Chorten, fluttering vibrant prayer flags, and congratulation board.

Generally, its high difficulty of traversing pass is determined by its high elevation, long ascent, and descent rather than technical difficulty.

2.   Manang

Manang is renowned to be an ideal place to stop on the Annapurna Circuit for acclimatization. Located at an altitude of 3,519 meters, there are plenty of options to kick back and enjoy an acclimatization day.

Gangapurna Lake

The glacial lake sited at the elevation of 3,540 meters formed from Mt Gangapurna (7,454m), Annapurna IV (7,525 m), Khangsar Kang and Glacier Dome. Gangapurna Lake looks like cyan throughout the spring and autumn, white during monsoon and blanketed with snow in winter. Due to its dramatic transformation, the Gangapurna Lake considered as the second most preferred trekkers attraction after Tilicho Lake

The trekkers can stroll for 15 minutes and reach marvelous Gangapurna Lake and Glacier. One can explore the local cultural heritage, culture, and tradition of the people living in this secluded region. The vistas over the village, the valley, and the snow-blanketed peaks are absolutely breathtaking.

Braga Monastery

If you want to witness the local cultural heritage, there are numerous gompas and monasteries in the smaller hamlets around Manang. The most prominent and one of the ancient in the region is the monastery in Braga, which is about 45 minutes’ stroll from Manang. The monastery perched on top of the Braga village.  The main attraction of the monastery is the prayer hall and the big Buddha statue. The main prayer hall display many fine-looking thankas, masks, and religious objects. There are hundreds of Buddha figures lined up on the wall inside the monasteries.

The highlight of this monastery is a huge golden Buddha. Traditional chortens, mani walls and prayer wheels around the Braga village depict something about the intense spirituality of the locals up there. During October, the monks of the monastery travel to Kathmandu for teaching, and village dwellers look after the monastery.

Visiting the 100 rupee monk in Praken Gompa

Praken Gompa is secluded religious building hidden from sight in a mountain wall towering above Manang in height of 3945 m. The trip is a gradual ascent from Manang town, and the trail goes up the hillside from its eastern end. A few meters above Manang lies a stupa where a Buddhist monk (Lama) attained enlightenment, resides in Praken Gompa.  The trekkers and visitors receive blessings from Lama for safe passage over Thorung La.

The views from this place are incredible as you can witness Annapurna IV, Annapurna II, Gangapurna and Tarke Kang. The round trip to Praken Gompa takes about three hours.

Hike to Ice lake- Kicho Tal

Located at the elevation of 4,600 m, the lake is often ice-covered except during the months from May to October when it converted into a crystal clear blue lake.

Trekkers can venture this hike either from Manang or Braga. It is one of the arduous side treks as trekkers ascend from 3,500 to 4,600 meters in four steep, long uphill sections. This glorious ice lake reached after an uphill hike above the yak meadow, picturesque villages with spectacular views of soaring peaks.

This makes it a perfect half-day destination for acclimatization. Trekkers get an opportunity to enjoy the marvelous and breathtaking views of the entire Annapurna and Tilicho ranges.

Marshyangdi and Kali Gandaki gorge

The Annapurna Circuit Trek takes trekkers to two river valleys connected by the Thorong La Mountain Pass. These river valleys take up northern-central Nepal and are sanctified with remarkable topographical aspects that trekkers can relish along the journey. The Annapurna circuit trek leads Marsyangdi River up to Manang valley and then climbs down to the valley of Kali Gandaki into a lower Mustang.

Kali Gandaki River cuts deeply between Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m) to the west and Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m) to the east. This gorge is five times deeper than the Grand Canyon, making it the deepest gorge in the world.


Muktinath is one of the cultural attractions of the Annapurna Circuit Trekking that shelters the prominent holy temple.  To Hindu devotees, Muktinath is a holy site of salvation. They consider that taking a holy bath removes the sin and they often take some holy water back home in bottles.

It has assumed that Hindu divine, Brahma, have lit the eternal flames that burn at Muktinath. Further, many ammonites called saligrams are found in the Mustang region. Saligrams are regarded as a real and direct manifestation of the Hindu god Vishnu itself. To Buddhists, Muktinath is a place where the great sage Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) who brought Buddhism to Tibet, came to meditate.

The temple and its area are loaded with relics and architectural magnificence like the 108 water-fountain that are carved into the walls of the temple. People believed that taking a holy bath eradicate the sin and they often take some holy water back home in bottles.


Kagbeni is an absolutely mystic place and no one should miss the opportunity to visit it. Situated at the confluence of the Jhong River and the Kal Gandaki River, you can see the old village center which looks rather like a fortress. Officially Kagbeni is a settlement that links the gap between Lower and Upper Mustang, right at the base of Muktinath Valley by the River Kali Gandaki.

In ancient times, Kagbeni used to be the main trading hub for Tibetans and Indians. The well-known Salt Trade Route among the two countries went right through the village. Thousands of caravans used to descend from the Tibetan plains and met the merchants from the plains of India with their supplies and goats

Visiting Kagbeni, one will feel like being in a medieval village as you pass through the cobbled streets and tunnels between the old mud houses. The most prominent landmark of Kagbeni is Kag Chode Thupten Samphel Ling Monastery or, the Red Monastery built-in 1429.

Tiri Village

About 30 -45 minutes north of Kagbeni is a little village of Tiri (2,800m) that lies on the western bank of the Kali Gandaki. It is home to an 800-year-old nunnery. This place was not allowed to foreigners as lately as 2007 since the village is part of the upper Mustang and therefore it was in the restricted area and access was forbidden. Now those trekkers are permitted to visit there during the day time.

To get to Tiri, we have to traverse the bridge in Kagbeni following the only path north, towards the green terraced farmland in the distance strolling the off the beaten trails.

From the small village of Tiri, the trekkers can take the steep trail up to a monastery with grand views of the Kali Gandaki, the bare stony hills, the snow-capped Himalayan peaks and Upper Mustang in the distance. Along the trail, you can notice the color pattern of the Buddhist chortens in Mustang–white, red and blue-gray. These colors are unique to the area.

 Lhungfu Cave

The trekkers can take a side trip to Lhungfu Cave, a holy site for Buddhists. This cave is a frequent destination for pilgrims of various places. Located near Phalyak and Dhakarjhong village, Lhungfu cave is about two and a half hours stroll from Kagbeni.

Local people believed that during summer the deity lives in a cave and throughout the winter in Gurusangbo Cave near Kobang. Many Buddhist devotees visit the cave annually and worship for rain. Further, Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) is said to have meditated in this cave.


Jomsom is a renowned village that is often an overnights-stay destination for trekkers doing the Annapurna Circuit Trek. Located by the banks of the Kali Gandaki River, the village is notorious for its Shaligrams- fossilized stones that are thought to be the natural state of Lord Vishnu by the Hindu.

The name Jomsom originated from the Tibetan word “Dzong Sampa”, which translates to “New Fort”. King Thang Mig Chen of Thini established the fort to monitor the movement of people on the north-south trade route. The fort and the town were built near the trade route. The locals later called the place Dzong Sampa and gradually people visiting the place started to pronounce as “Jomsom”.

The soaring peaks of the Annapurna and the Nilgiri Peaks also form a picturesque backdrop to the village. The trekkers can trek following road less trail to Dumba Lake as well.

Dumba Lake

Dumba Lake is a sacred hidden lake among the rocky terrains and dotted pine trees. At a distance of around 5.5 kilometers from Jomsom, this crystal clear and serene lake is a picture-perfect day hike destination, while you are in Jomsom. It takes approximately two hours to reach the lake from Jomsom.

Trekkers can kick off the trek by getting Jomsom bus Park and traversing the wooden bridge there to reach the left side of the airstrip. There you’ll see a signboard indicating the way to Dhumba Lake/Thini Village. The first landmark of the trek will be Thini Village which is about 5 km from Jomsom. The next half kilometer trek will take to Dhumba Village and subsequently to Dhumba Lake.

Regarded as a holy place by Buddhists, the lake is decorated with prayer flags. The lake sited the base of Nilgiri Mountain and the crystal turquoise blue water reveals a mirror image of backdrops on the tranquil and cool breeze. Locals believed that the fish from the lake is never consumed. Some locals claim to visit here to pray for some kind of change in their lives for their betterment.

If the trekker wants to hike further then there is a monastery at a ridge over the lake. An additional stroll of 15 minutes leads to the monastery that provides a panoramic backdrop of the surroundings.

Diverse topographies feature

The entire circuit of Annapurna commenced in the sub-tropical forests below 800 m in elevation, passing through rice paddies, pine woodland, and Tibet-like rustic area from Manang and above on the northern slope of the Himalayas.

The trekkers traverse swinging suspension bridges over roaring gorges encircled by the eight-thousander peaks; pass deep green terraced rice fields, a cascading waterfall along the trek. The trekkers get to see the narrow stone villages filled with playing kids and in the Buddhist monasteries, you can listen to the low hum of the meditating monks.

And above the elevation of 4,000m, you only witness mountains, rocky hills, glaciers, and snow. The views of Annapurna summits, the Gangapurna or the Dhaulagiri were hauntingly beautiful.

With a varied climatic difference and diverse biological biospheres dispersed throughout the valleys, trekkers can enjoy an innumerable of freezing alpine and sub-tropical forests that offer an incredible canopy.

The area is also home to rare species like Snow Leopards, Tibetan Argali, Musk Deer, Tibetan Wolf and six species of Himalayan pheasants.

 Cozy Accommodation and authentic meals

There is a long practice of Nepali people trekking in the Himalaya, as it is very common for them to visit their family and relatives for numerous festivities. As the first roads were built in the 70 s, it was the norm for people to walk for days.

Several family-oriented tea-shops started to operate along the trails to provide meals and shelter to travelers. At these tea shops, one could get tea, traditional Nepalese meal and at night trekker could sleep on the floor, benches or some time is bed when available.

In recent days, the standard of tea house started to improve and on the Annapurna Circuit, the trekkers can find numerous nice lodges.

The tea house along the trail has a cozy and welcoming common area with a fire and good company to chat with. Wi-Fi is accessible, though it is spotty and unreliable, and once you’re higher than Manang, it’s almost non-existent.

One of the finest things about the Annapurna Circuit is the meals and hospitality trekkers will get in the tea houses. Every evening, after a long exhausting day, the host of teahouse welcomes the trekkers with their smile and hearty meals. The food is appetizing and very satisfying, and your body will be gratifying for it the following day when you feel revitalized and prepared to head out on the trail again.

Other common offerings in tea houses comprise garlic soup, a local cure for altitude sickness. Furthermore, apple pie is the famous Annapurna Circuit’s dessert since there are several villages with apple farms along the trail. Trekkers can find snicker bars and delicious bakeries in the Annapurna Circuit as well. Therefore, Annapurna Circuit entitled “The apple pie trek”.

 Encounter with diverse People and culture

Besides sceneries and diverse climatic zones, the Annapurna Circuit trail is rich in its authentic Himalaya culture. The trek provides perfect opportunities to interact with diverse ethnic groups, their culture, and witness their lifestyles & livelihood.

The trail initiates in the lowlands, where Gurung Villages and farmland inhabit most of the trail, before going up into the infertile, arid Manang District, you’ll find settlements with a strong sense of Tibetan culture.

The richly varied trails take trekkers through layers of mesmerizing landscape and culture. The route winds from the subtropical Marsyangdi Valley where a majority of Gurungs and Thakalis reside, to the arid Tibetan Plateau, where prayer flags reveal its Buddhist heritage.

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Annapurna Circuit Side Treks

  Nar Phu Valley

For those who have the time, Nar Phu Valley Trek is a distinctive version of the Annapurna Circuit which comprises the isolated valley of Nar Phu. The trekkers choose this side trek which will take to the ancient Tibetan style villages of Nar and Phu.

Nar Phu is a true hidden jewel situated between the well-known Annapurna and Manaslu regions. The trek that provides trekkers an exceptional chance to discover pristine valleys, unexploited Himalayan nature, and primeval Buddhist culture. The trails incorporate high passes, glaciers, high cliff, woodlands, rock formations, and Tibetan cultures.

After an exploration of the Nar Phu Valley, the journey lead to traverse over a picturesque Kang-La pass (5,306m/17,408 ft.). The trekkers reach back at the main Annapurna circuit route at Manang village. and beyond towards the highest pass Thorang-La at 5,416 m.

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 Tilicho Lake

Tilicho lake is the most thrilling side trip that can undertake during the Annapurna Circuit. Trekkers can add two to three nights for Tilicho Lake (4,920 m) trip.

During winter, the lake freezes and in the other seasons the lake is that unimpeachable blue. Tucked between Jomsom and Manang at an altitude of 4919 m, Tilicho Lake is a beautiful lake encircled by glaciers and landslides.

FAQ about Annapurna Circuit Trek

What trekking essential should I need to carry to the trek Annapurna Circuit?

  • A pair of good hiking shoes or boots;
  • Flip-flops for evenings;
  • Warm socks
  • Long pants;
  • Waterproof pants
  • Thermal pants;
  • t-shirts;
  • long sleeve thermals;
  • warm fleece jacket;
  • Face mask, buff
  • Hat;
  • Waterproof jacket.
  • Backpack;
  • Trekking poles;
  • Sunglasses Water bottle;
  • Sleeping bag
  • Waterproof pouch for your valuables.
  • Mobile and charger
  • Camera gear

Toiletries and Accessories

  • Personal hygiene essentials
  • Sunscreen (SPF 50);
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste;
  • Nail clippers or scissors;
  • Microfiber towel.
  • Prescription medicine and first aid essentials
  • Water purification tablets or Steripen

How far is Tilicho Lake from Manang?

The distance from Manang to Tilicho Lake is 19.7 kilometers / 12.2 miles. It is 2-3 days side trip of world-renowned Annapurna circuit trek.

Is the Annapurna Circuit dangerous?

Thorung La pass (5,416 m) is the hallmark and the highest point of Annapurna Circuit Trek. In the matter of altitude acclimatization is the safest to traverse the high passes and to complete the entire trek.

How long does it take to reach Annapurna Circuit?

Usually, the trek incorporates 15 to 20 days and is about 160 to 230 km in length. The duration of a trek depends on the exact starting and ending point,

Is it difficult?

The Annapurna Circuit trek does not encompass technical climbing. However, it would be great to possess some hiking experience. It is also advisable to join physical fitness training for at least a month prior to the trek.

The trek incorporates diverse topographies such as rocky terrain, several precipitous descents, narrow path, steep ascents, and stone steps. It is important to acclimatize the body as you ascent higher to prevent altitude sickness.

Can I join Annapurna Circuit Trek?

Anyone with a good level of fitness can embark on this trek. This trek is perfect for solo, school groups, and families with elder children.  Altitude sickness is the main concern than fitness. Nevertheless, Nepal Sanctuary Treks design the itinerary incorporating with slow pacing and plenty of time for acclimatization and rest days.

Is it possible to tailor-made the Annapurna Circuit Trek?

Nepal Sanctuary Treks specialize in creating the customize itinerary as per need, time-frame, and preference of the trekkers.  Depending on time, level of fitness and interest trekkers can undertake either half or full circuit.

Do I need a permit?

To venture the Annapurna Circuit the trekkers will require permits. The trekkers required to obtain Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) and the Annapurna Conservation Area Project. Nepal Sanctuary Treks is here to arrange all the permits and organize the memorable treks.

When is the best time to trek the Annapurna Circuit?

Most of the trekking in the Himalayas don’t undertake in the rainy season. However, the Annapurna circuit situated within a rain shadow which means trekking is possible all-year-round. This trek can undertake in the summer however the rainy season invites problems due to lots of blood-sucking leeches.

The ideal time for trekking the Annapurna Circuit is October-early December and Late February-April. The weather during  December and January can be extremely cold.  Therefore, the pass Thorung La can be impassable due to snow.


10 Best treks in Nepal: Read to know what you need Exactly

Nepal is the most beautiful country nestled by several Himalayas ranges. Nepal is a popular country for trekking all over the world. It is home to world’s highest peak and also largest lake, glaciers, lush hills and dwindling white river.

It is a  perfect choice who love to trek and explore. More than 200,000 tourists visit Nepal every year. Nepal has always been on the top list for mountain trekking. It is also popular for the ancient heritage, old culture, traditional lifestyle and natural beauty.

During the traveling, you can experience the views of the breath-taking mountains, beautiful green forests, wildlife and thrilling rough and tough terrains and heights of the hills. Also, you will get chance to know the different culture and life at different places.

Nepal is small in geographically, but it has huge, diverse land terrains. It’s a one time opportunity to explore yourself trekking in Nepal.

If you had lots of experience in trekking and want to trek in next level, then you can trek to Himalaya region such as Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Upper Mustang and others mountain region. Or if you are looking for both combination of cultural and adventure trek; you can treks like Poonhills, Gandruk, lower Mustang, Shivapuri and several others.

Before going to the trekking, there is something you need to consider. You need to be physically fit and have enough knowledge about the trekking. The difficulty of trek depends upon a traveler’s physical condition. Short treks are considered to be easier while longer treks require some mental and physical fitness. The trekking usually requires 5-6 hours of walking per day and some days traveler even needs to walk up to 8-10 hours at high altitude. So sometimes training is necessary for few of the difficult trekking.

The things before the trek you need to consider and they are:

  1. Firstly, state your physical ability and mental wellbeing.
  2. The total duration of the trekking.
  3. Level of trekking difficulty that you are seeking.
  4. The trekking route; Tourists route or Non-tourist route.
  5. The complete budget of the trek.
  6. Season for trekking.
  7. Size of the group to trek.
  8. Trekking permits and necessary documents.

Here we have compiled 10 best treks in Nepal with their pros and cons. We have also tried to write some of the details of these treks. If you need additional information on these treks you can directly contact us from our Contact Us page or you can chat with us with icon below.  Hopefully, that will assist you to select the favorite trekking destination.

Everest Base Camp


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The world highest summit lies in Nepal at height of 8,848 meters tall. Everest Base camp is one of the best trekking destinations in Nepal. More than 25,000 trekkers trek to Everest Base Camp yearly. Due to its popularity, the base camp is a bit crowded during the peaks climbing season. No doubt Everest base camp is onf the best treks in Nepal.

While trekking, you get an opportunity to look closely at the lifestyle of the Sherpa people living in that region. During the trek, you will see many Buddhist Monastery, prayer flags, suspension bridge, traditional houses and magnificent jaw-dropping view of mountain ranges.

Everest Base Camp Highlights:

  • Close view of Mount Everest(8,848m)
  • Amazing view of Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt.Lhotse, and Mt. Makalu.
  • Visit old Buddist monastery of the region.
  • A close look at Sherpa Village and their traditional lifestyle.

To get in the Everest Base Camp fly to Lukla from the Kathmandu airport and trek from Lukla to Namche Bazaar to Everest Base Camp. Namche Bazaar is the gateway to Everest Base Camp.

Trekking Details:

  • Maximum Height of Kalapathar at 5,600 m.
  • Best time to trek: Autumn(October to November) and Spring(May to June)
  • Trekking days: 14 days to 16 days
  • Trekking Difficulty: Medium
  • Trek permits.
  • High-Price

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Trekking in Annapurna Base Camp

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Annapurna is the second best trekking route of Nepal. Annapurna is the tenth highest mountain on the earth at the altitude of 8,091 meters. Annapurna Trek cross two different valleys and encircle the massif Annapurna.

Trekking to the Annapurna, you will see the beautiful Annapurna mountain ranges like Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchre, Manaslu, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, Pisang Peak, Paganda Peak and spectacular sunrise view. Also discovery the Hindu holy sites and Buddist along the way;  Gurung villages with lush green forest, the lifestyle of the local people and their unique cultural heritage. Annapurna Trek crossing through the point at Thorong La pass (5,416 m).

There are four regions that passed through on the trek; Lamjung, Manang, Mustang, and Myagdi. Annapurna treks begins from the Besisahar or Bhulbhule in Marsyangdi river valley and concludes in the Kali Gandaki rivers. The trails pass through the various villages, Subtropical forest, several waterfalls and gigantic cliff along with paddy fields. That is why Annapurna Base Camp is considered is one the best treks in Nepal.

Annapurna Circuit Trek highlights:

  • Breath-taking mountain views of Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Himchuli, Machhapuchre, Dhaulagiri and others mountain peaks.
  • Walk through the subtropical forest including oak, bamboo and rhododendron trees, Buddhist villages and Hindu holy sites.
  • Crossing the widest pass in the world, Thorong La Pass (5,416m).

Trekking Details:

  • Highest elevation- 5,416 meters
  • Duration – 15 to 17 days
  • Very Commercial and busy route.
  • Best seasons- Autumn (October to November) and Spring( March to May)
  • High price
  • Trekking Difficulty- Moderate
  • There are many teahouses through the trek.

Poon Hill Trek

Poon Hill sunset view

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Poon Hill Trek is popular for short and easy trekking that you will explore major attraction during the trekking in just 5-7 days in Annapurna region. It is very exciting tours and takes you through the stunning panoramic views of mountains such as Annapurna, Dhaulagiri as well as others Himalayan ranges. The short trail continue through the forest of rhododendron and bamboo and takes through Gurung and Magar villages. You can not miss Poon Hill when talking about best treks in Nepal.

25 minutes of flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The trek begins from Nayapul heading towards Tikhedhunga. Then Tikhedung to Ghorepani to Poonhill and head back to Tadapani to Gandruk to Pokhara.

Poon Hill Trek Highlights:

  • Best Sunrise and Himalayas view.
  • One of the biggest settlements of Gurung and Magar
  • Stunning view of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna ranges, Manaslu and other mountains.
  • Easy and short trekking in Annapurna region.

Trekking Details

  • Maximum height altitude of 3210 meters.
  • Trekking Duration- 5 to 7 days
  • Trekking Difficulty- easy
  • Best Season- September to November and March to May.
  • Price depends upon travel agency.

Langtang Valley Trek

Himalayas while in the Langtang trekking

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Langtang valley trek is situated at a distance just 19 miles to the north of Nepal. It is popular as the valley of glacier treks. Langtang is a beautiful and one of the mesmerizing place to see snow-capped mountains. Langtang valley offers pine woodland forests, lush green slopes, stunning views of the Himalayas and rugged rock.

Langtang trek takes around 8-9 hours of drive from Kathmandu. The trekking starts point is Syavrubesi where you follow the Langtang river to Kyanjin Gompa and stay overnight then continue to Langtang Valley. Trek back to Kyanjin Gompa to Syabrubesi to Kathmandu. During the trek, you can visit ancient Buddhist monastery, the local villages where you can have a small talk to Tamang people who are very frank to tourist.

Langtang Trek Highlights

  • Langtang Valley Trek is also known as The Glacier of Trek.
  • Climbing the Tersko Ri Peak.(5,000 m)
  • Nice view of the Sunrise and Himalayas.
  • Ancient Buddhist Monastery and typical life of Tamang people.

Trekking Details:

  • Duration- 7 to13 days
  • Best Season- Autumn (October to November) and Spring (March to May)
  • Trekking Difficulty- Moderate
  • Price- reasonable
  • Accommodations- Hotel and lodge are available.

Manaslu Trek

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Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world at 8,163 meters (26,781 ft) above the sea level, located in the Mansiri Himal in the west-central part of  Nepal. The name ‘Manaslu’ means ‘mountain of the spirit.’ Manaslu comes from Sanskrit word Manasa; it means intellect or soul. The Manaslu region was opened for trekking only in 1992 AD.

The Manaslu Circuit trek offers the stunning view of snowcapped mountain range and the ancient trail along with mix culture, heritage and hospitality of authentic Hindu and Tibetan-style Buddhist village. The trail follows the spectacular Burhi Gandaki River towards its sources.The highest point in this trek is the ‘Larkya La Pass’ at an elevation of 5,106 meters (16,752 ft).

The Manaslu Himalayan region is a adventures trek in Nepal. The beauty of Manaslu is unpredictable. The trekking to Manaslu area is considered one of the finest destination of Nepal. The area is highlighted by two culture; Gorkha which is the ancestral seat of the reigning Shah dynasty and the temple of Manakamana.

The Manaslu Trek starts from Kathmandu to Arughat about 5-6 hours drive. The trekking route for going and coming back isn’t the same route. You will go one route then return by another route.

Manaslu Highlight:

  • Manaslu is the most difficult trekking in Nepal.
  • The scenic view of the back Mount Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Mt. Himchuli and other mountain ranges and the subtropical forest at the lower part through the Himalayas foothills to the high, cold and challenging crossing of the Larkya La at the elevation of 5,106 meters (16,752 ft).
  • Many tea houses are there for the trekkers, so they don’t worry about food.
  • Explore the traditional culture, rich heritage and the lifestyle of the locals.
  • Pristine Budhi Gandaki River Valley.
  • Scenic view while driving from Kathmandu to Arughat and Beshishar to Kathmandu.                                                

Trekking Details:

  • Highest altitude at 8,163 meters
  • Duration- 16 to 18 days
  • Best time- Autumn (September to November) and Spring (March to May)
  • Trekking Difficulty- Very Difficult
  • Trekking Permits

Upper Mustang Trek

Horses in Mustang Trek


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Mustang is rich in the natural beauty, cultural heritage, and a historical place which situated in Dhaulagiri zone in Nepal. This beautiful land divided into two parts; the Upper Mustang and the Lower Mustang. The Lower Mustang is full of natural scenery, and Upper Mustang is popular for the adventurous trekking. Snowfall mostly in the winter season, visitors enjoy playing with snow during this season. The beautiful places lie in the Mustang district such as Jomsom, Kagbeni, Lo Manthang and many others. Muktinath Temple is a holy place for both Hindus and Buddhists. Within, Hinduism it is called Mukti Kshetra which means the ‘place of liberation or moksha’ and had 108 water taps.

Upper Mustang trekking was officially opened in 1992 with a limited number of trekker are allowed to visit there to protect the Tibetan Culture. Upper Mustang is then in the best trekking route even in the monsoon times. The best things to visit in monsoon is that local peoples are busy with everyday works and get the fabulous view of cliff mountains, beautiful hills, and snow-capped mountains. To reach Upper Mustang take a flight to Jomsom and treks to Kagbeni.

Upper Mustang Highlight:

  • Majestic views of mountain ranges like Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Tukche, Annapurna.
  • Get to see the old Buddhist monasteries, houses made by the stones, traditional culture of Tibetan and yaks.
  • Travel through landscapes of arid regions, barren edges, deep gorges, and mountain valleys and eroded rock faces.
  • Crossing through the two high peak Thorong La and Mesokanto La.

Trekking details:

  • Duration- 15 to 17 days
  • Best time- Autumn (September to November) and Spring (March to May)
  • Trekking difficulty- Moderate
  • Need trekking permits
  • High-price (Including accommodation, meals and other equipment)

Mardi Himal

Mardi Himal Trek

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The Mardi Himal is newly opened route in the Annapurna region and also known as hidden treasure trek too. The Mardi Himal Trekking is a short, easy; well manage camping and tea house trek that discovery the beautiful view of Annapurna area.

Mardi Himal is least visited of the trekking peak, and this trek is the best destination to avoid the crowd. Though the availability of foods and accommodation on the route is at a bare minimum. Mardi Hima Treking is still an enjoyable trekking route which requires minimum efforts Mardi Himal Trek is about a week-long trip in the Himalayas with stunning views of snowy peaks through small Nepali Villages. It is an interesting trek compared to other popular treks in Annapurna region.

Mardi Himal is located to the east of the Annapurna Base Camp. Mardi Himal offers the spectacular view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchre (Fishtail) and Manaslu Himalayas ranges. Also, the natural beauty allows seeing the Nepal national bird-Pheasant, national flowers- Rhododendron, Musk deer, Snow Leopard, Himalayan Thar and many more wild animals and several plants which are used to make medicine.

Mardi Himal has different trekking route from beginning to the end of the trek. The trek starts from Phedi and ends in Lwang.

Mardi Himal Highlights:

  • Mardi Himal Base Camp is at 4500 meters marks the highest point of the Mardi Himal Trek.
  • The highest sleeping point on Mardi Himal Trek is at High Camp.
  • Mardi Himal Trek is popular the Annapurna Range where you can see amazing views of Machhapuchre (also known as Fishtail, 6,993 m), Annapurna South (7,010m), and Mount Hiunchuli (3,441 m).
  • Mardi Himal trek route has been popular over past five years, and Teahouse (guest house) has established there for visitors.

Trekking Details:

  • Highest altitude: 4500 meters
  • Duration – 8 to 10 days
  • Best time- Autumn (September to November) and Spring (March to May)
  • Trekking Difficulty- not too difficult
  • Trekking permits
  • Accommodation – Teahouse, lodge, homestay
  • Price depends according to travel agencies.

Upper Dolpa Trekking

Upper dolpa trekking`

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The beautiful Dolpa is situated between Dhaulagiri region and the plateau Tibet. Dolpa is the most remote trekking route of Nepal which is opened in the 80s. Dolpa is most beautiful and still fresh trekking which never affected by the outer world. The trekkers visit Dolpa to mesmerizing views of the Himalayas such as Dhaulagiri, Annapurna Kanjirowa mountains. Treks pass through several Himalayas, Gompa Monastery, Jhunphal and also enjoy the beauty of the deepest glacier lake, Phoksundo lake in Nepal.

 It is not only the adventure treks but also a cultural treks. It is the mixture of Tibetan and Nepalese Culture.

 The Caravan was filmed in Dolpa region which was nominated in Oscar movie. Upper Dolpa was also mention in the books ‘The Snow Leopard’ by Peter Matthiessen, ‘Himalayan Pilgrimage’ by David Snellgrove and ‘Stones of Silence’ by George Schaller.

Upper Dolpa trekkings begins from Jhunphal (2,285 m/ 7495 ft). The trail passes through numerous terrains of mountain ranges, over the Numa La Pass (5,190 m/ 17,028 ft), until to reach Phoksundo lake at Ringmo village inside the Phoksundo National Park and finally terk to Jumla and end the trek.

Dolpa Trekking Highlights:

  • Hike in an isolated and less tourists region of Nepal.
  • Visit Phoksundo lake, the deepest lake in Nepal.
  • Stunning views of Kanjirowa mountain.
  • Unique and traditional culture of Himalayas people.
  • Visit ancient old Gompa Monastery.
  • The abundance of Wildlife including Musk Deer, Himalayan Blue Sheep and rare Snow Leopard which makes the environment more beautiful.

Trekking Details:

  • Duration- 25 to 27 days
  • Trekking Difficulty – Difficult
  • Best time- Autumn (September to November) and Spring (March to May)
  • High-price
  • Trekking Permits
  • Accommodation- Camping
  • Trekking Area- Very remote

Kanchenjunga Trek

Kanchenjunga is the worls’s third tallest peak at 8,586meters of the remote region which lies in the border of Nepal and India. The trail difficult due to it situated far north-eastern corner of  Nepal. Mt. Kanchenjunga to be one of most beautiful mountain massifs in the world. The name Kanchenjunga means ‘Five Treasures of The Great Snow’ which is In references of five summits which make up Kanchenjunga.

The 25 to 27 days of trails begins after fly to Suketar from Kathmandu. The journey has a unique insight of the rural Region of Nepalese lifestyle. Through the trekking, you discover Pipal Tress, villages, Limbu People famous for inventing Tongba, Oak and rhododendron forests, High terrains. Crossing the Mirgin-La Pass gives you views of Makalu, Chamlang, and Everest. After passing the Glacier, you will view of Kanchenjunga Peak from Kanchenjunga Base Camp.

Kanchenjunga Highlights:

  • Kanchenjunga Base Camp
  • Splendid view of Mt. Everest, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga
  • Crossing the Mirgin La Pass and Lapsang La Pass
  • Villages of Sherpa and Limbu

Trekking Details:

  • Duration-25 to 27 days
  • Trekking Difficulty- easy/ moderate
  • Best time- Autumn and Spring
  • Trekking Permits
  • Accommodation- Camping

Gokyo Valley Trek

Gokyo Trekking

Gokyo trek is situated in the west of Everest Base Camp. From Gokyo Ri, you can have a magnificent view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Chu Oyo mountains. Gokyo is one of the popular trekking destination of Nepal, and many tourist come here to enjoy the natural beauty.

Gokyo Valley trekking starts from the Lukla where trekking is the only one means of transportation. Then trek to Namche Bazaar which is a small town with various shops, hotel, lodge, restaurant and the settlements of Sherpa people. After you reach the Gokyo Ri, you will view the heart-melting mountains views.

While you trek to the Gokyo Valley, you can see the old historical Buddhist monastery, the traditional life of the local peoples and never forget to taste the Sherpa’s Cuisine.

Gokyo Valley Highlights:

  • Most amazing view of the Mt. Everest, Makalu, and Chu Oyo Mountains.
  • Close look to Sherpa Lifestyle.
  • Five emerald lakes of Gokyo Ri
  • Scenic view of Gokyo Ri lakes
  • Buey and commercial route

Trekking Details:

  • Maximum Altitude- 5,360 m
  • Duration- 14 to 15 days
  • Best time- Autumn and Spring
  • Trekking Difficulty- very difficult
  • Accommodation- Hotel, lodge, and teahouse
  • Price-High
  • Trekking Permits

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