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Annapurna Circuit Trekking

The Annapurna Circuit trek is located in the Nepal Himalayas and  is considered one of the best hiking adventures in the world.  People from around the world go Annapurna Circuit Trekking in Nepal because of the amazing scenery, variety of animals, convenient food and board, and sunny weather.  Over 100,000 people go trekking in Nepal each year.

The Annapurna Circuit includes four regions. The lower elevation Lamjung and Myagdi include small villages with terraced farming and green subtropical valleys.  The higher elevations of the Manang and Mustang regions are dry and mountainous.

The trail crosses the summit at Thorung La (pass) at the height of 5416m, or 17,769 feet and passes through the world’s deepest gorge, in between massive mountains.  See the information below about the best time to go Annapurna Circuit Trekking.

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Choose from 6 Different Nepal Tour Operators

Are you looking for a tour package that includes Annapurna Circuit Trekking? Choose from 35 different Annapurna travel options below offered by seven of the best Nepal Trekking companies. Browse through the options and click on each trip to be linked directly to the tour operator. You can browse their websites to learn more and contact them with your questions.

You can see from the map of the Annapurna Circuit below that the trail follows the depression through the Himalayan Mountains.  Visit JDMesh’s Blog for a very complete account of one group’s journey through the mountains of Nepal. This is the map from their trip.

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TripTrist Tour Companies that offer Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Nepal Uncovered   –   Nepal Trailblazer   –   Accessible Adventure    –    Experience the Himalayas   –   Social Tours    –    Nepal Bi.Cycle    –   Life Cycle Nepal


More Annapurna Circuit Trekking Trips


Annapurna Base Camp Trek with “Experience the Himalayas”


When is the Best Time to Go on the Annapurna Circuit?

The best time to trek Annapurna is  March – April and September – November.

  • The Rhododendrons are in bloom in March and April.
  • September sees some late monsoonal rain, so the bulk of the trekking in the mornings.
  • Some tour operators say the  best month to go is October because it is the driest month some prefer the spring.
  • November is much colder, especially at the high elevations. The pass may get completely snowed-in.
  • Avoid the monsoon season (rainy season) of May to August.
  • During the winter months, December – February, there snow on the ground and hiking is possible.

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Cost of Trekking the Annapurna Circuit

Trip prices range from $829 USD to $4,400 USD depending upon the itinerary. Most of these tour operators do not provide the cost of the trips in USD.  Currently $1,000 USD is equal to 594 British Pounds.

Annapurna Circuit Map

View Annapurna Circuit Trek in a larger map Visit JDMesh’s Blog .


Where People Go Trekking in Nepal

Places Visited in Nepal:


National Parks and Wildlife Reserve 267,280
Pashupati Area 139,885
Lumbini (Excluding Indian Tourists) 136,067
Manaslu Trekking 3,319
Mustang Trekking 2,965
Humla Trekking 1,508
Lower Dolpa Trekking 982
Kanchanjunga Trekking 635
Upper Dolpa Trekking 536
Average length of stay 12.16 Days


Bhulbhule on Annapurna Trek by Travelwayoflife

Photo of the Annapurna Range by Travelwayoflife