Annapurna Circuit Trek with Trek Central

Hike the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal

Since opening its trails to foreigners in 1977, the Annapurna Circuit has been enticing hikers with promise of larger-than-life adventure. With over 100 miles of dense forests, terraced rice fields and dramatic high-altitude walks through the Himalayas, this is one of the most awe-inspiring long-distance treks in the world.

Undertake an epic 15-day journey full of dazzling biodiversity and epic views of the Nepal Himalayas. As you reach the end of the trail, you’ll learn to appreciate the small things in life and understand why so many consider this trek a life-changing experience.

A journey through jungle and clouds

Coursing through the very heart of Nepal, between the towering peaks of the Annapurna Range, the Circuit takes you through four distinct regions and their richly diverse ecosystems.

As you begin your journey from Kathmandu, you’ll visit ancient Buddhist temples and sacred Hindu sites before reaching the starting point in Besisahar.

En route to Pisang, witness the landscape changing from wild banana trees and wet rice terraces to dense alpine forests. Enjoy the views of Annapurna II, IV, and Tilicho until you cross Gunsang, where sub-tropical meadows turn into a chilly alpine environment.

Horse grazing in Nepal backcountry

On the edge of the Tibetan Plateau


The Annapurna Circuit is a pilgrimage along the sacred trails of the Nepali people. Overflowing with history, its remote villages and monasteries display the religious and cultural intertwining of Hinduism and Buddhism. Life has remained almost unchanged here for centuries.

At around 18,000 feet, you’ll reach the pinnacle of the trek—the mythical Thorong La Pass. Enjoy the sweeping views of Mt. Dhaulagiri and the restricted lands of Upper Mustang below.

As you descend, the trail will take you to Muktinath—a sacred pilgrimage site and one of the world’s highest temples.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

A life-changing experience awaits

Find bliss in the heart of the Himalayas


Join a group of adventurous people on a trek through breathtaking nature and quaint locales brimming with life.

From one fascinating landmark and finger-licking delicacy to another, you’ll bond over your mutual admiration for the wonders of Nepal—and the challenge of reaching them.

A couple walking towards the Ice lake, as part of the Annapurna Circuit Trek, Himalayas, Nepal. Annapurna chain in the back, covered with snow. Clear weather, dry grass, snowy peaks.
A herd of animals on a Nepal plain


One of the key reasons for hiking the Circuit counterclockwise are the numerous teahouses scattered along the trail. These traditional symbols of Nepal are both oases of respite and indispensable resting spots that help you acclimatize to the local elevation.

They may not be the Hilton—the higher the altitude, the more basic the lodging—but after a long day of hiking, they’ll seem like it. Factor in the world-class hospitality and they’re like a gift from the heavens!

Small tea house along the Annapurna Circuit Trek with moutains in the distance

The Kathmandus and don’ts of hiking in Nepal

One thing Nepal really knows is how to keep its hikers full. The Annapurna region is renowned for its varied, healthy diet ranging from the invigorating Dal Bhat, to baked goods, and even Yak burgers! Just remember: if you’re respectful and open-minded, you’ll receive tenfold in return.

Moreover, try to make a positive impact on the trail. Hundreds of hikers traverse the Annapurna Circuit at the same time, which makes proper waste management even more critical. When done right, traveling can an enriching experiences both for you and the local community.


Your guides

Trek Central are a team of young, energetic, and hardworking professionals, helping people from across the globe to experience and explore Nepal — one of the most spectacular natural and cultural destinations in the world. They have been working in this field for more than 6 years with a new vision and direction.

At the core of their business lies a genuine passion to make a difference in the world. They are dedicated to creating a positive impact and actively supporting the local communities we engage with.

Trek Central Nepal is an official member of the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), Trekking Agents Association of Nepal (TAAN), Kathmandu Environment Education Project (KEEP), and many more local tourism bodies.

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