Since it opened to foreign trekkers in 1977, the Annapurna Circuit Trek is renowned as one of the most spectacular and varied
walks in the world with lush green valleys and fascinating villages that offer impressive snow-capped
views of the white Himalayas. Starting from less than 1,000 meters, it gives us a chance to explore
the Himalayas from the bottom to the top and from many different angles and perspectives. This
three week trek starts right from Besisahar, which goes along the Marshyangdi River and has great
views of Manaslu and Himal Chuli to the east. This magnificent trek leads you to the fine village
that is inhabited by a wide diversity of people from different ethnic groups and offers spectacular
and majestic views of the Himalayas. You’ll then continue to the north of the main Himalayan
range to the high and dry Tibetan Plateau where scenery is equally breathtaking.
The highest point of the Annapurna Circuit trek is Thorung La pass at the top of the valley at 5,416 meters high. Due to the difficulties of crossing the pass, the circuit is usually walked in a counter clockwise direction. Traveling clockwise, the longer ascent and shorter descent from west to east is too difficult for many people to manage in one day.
As we descend to the west at Muktinath, we continue to the barren Tibetan like village of the Kali Gandaki, which is the world's deepest gorge that passes between the giant Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains. After you cross the Thorung La pass from Manang to Muktinath, the final seven days of the circuit trek are the same as the Jomsom Trek from Pokhara, but in reverse.
Reserving a Trip
We make preparing for your trip easy! Our area managers are here to help—from choosing the right trip and checking availability to reserving your place to stay. Our office manager will normally be your single point of contact. They will oversee all of your arrangements, answer any questions that you may have, and help you prepare for the adventure of a lifetime.
Choosing Your Trip
We suggest that you read the trip information to choose the right adventure for your ability level and interest. Trip information is available for on each page or can be sent to you via fax, email or mail. Our office manager can answer any questions you might have and they would be happy to refer you to someone who has traveled with us before for a reference.
Reserving Your Place
Early reservations are recommended since group sizes are limited and airlines often sell out of their best fares many months in advance. Once you have submitted your reservation request with us, one of our travel consultants will contact you the following business day to confirm your arrangements and will charge the initial deposit to your major credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express). You can then download a trip application (in PDF format) and send it to us by mail with two recent passport photos. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 303-507-2530. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30AM to 5:00PM Mountain Time.
Upon receiving your deposit, we will send you a confirmation letter, a detailed trip itinerary, visa information (if required), a travel insurance application and a pre-departure information booklet with a recommended equipment list, suggested reading list and general information needed to prepare for your trip. Our experienced staff is happy to assist you in your preparation for your adventure with us.