Base City: 


Starting Point: 

Besisahar, or the end of the road

Ending Point: 

Muktinath, Jomsom,

Average Duration: 

10 to 15 days

Route Finding: 


Sherpana find a trekking guide and share the cost in Nepal

Equipment Required: 

sleeping bag is useful, lodges/tea houses throughout the trek many even with free solar hot showers


Annapurna Conservation Area Permit must be purchased in Kathmandu or Pokhara, TIMS card required $10 through a travel agent, $20 individually.

Trek Overview

Along with the Everest Base Camp trek it is probably the most well known trekking route in Nepal.  Unfortunately the Circuit is no longer a circuit but an arc as a road now connects Jomsom and Muktinath to the outside world it has become much less popular to trek the whole circuit.  The Manang side of the trek is amazing and still retains its classic feel though roads are encroaching on that side as well.  While the Annapurna Circuit is not the epic trek it once was its still a very nice trek and the Manang side of the trek and the side trip to Tilicho Lake was always the highlight of the circuit so now its possible to just do the the highlights in less time.  Though the road building at the start of the trek can be quite disruptive to the ambiance.  Even in its shortened form this is one of the more diverse treks in Nepal, crossing farmland, villages, forests, high alpine passes, and into the aired rain shadow and Tibetan culture of lower Mustang. Find a local guide for the Annapurna Circuit

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