The Annapurna Circuit is a trek within the Annapurna mountain range of central Nepal. The total length of the route varies between 160–230 km (100-145 mi), depending on where motor transportation is used and where the trek is ended. This trek crosses two different river valleys and encircles the Annapurna Massif. The path reaches its highest point at Thorung La pass (5416m/17769 ft), touching the edge of the Tibetan plateau. Practically all trekkers hike the route anticlockwise, as this way the daily altitude gain is slower, and crossing the high Thorong La pass is easier and safer. The mountain scenery, seen at close quarters includes the Annapurna Massif (Annapurna I-IV), Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, Pisang Peak, and Paungda Danda. Numerous other peaks of 6000-8000m in elevation rise from the Annapurna range. The trek begins at Besisahar or Bhulbhule in the Marshyangdi river valley and concludes in the Kali Gandaki Gorge. Besisahar can be reached after a seven-hour drive from Kathmandu. The trail passes along paddy fields and into subtropical forests, several waterfalls and gigantic cliffs, and various villages. Annapurna Circuit has often been voted as the best long distance trek in the world, as it combined, in its old full form, a wide variety of climate zones from tropics at 600 m asl to the arctic at 5416 m asl at the Thorong La pass and cultural variety from Hindu villages at the low foothills to the Tibetan culture of Manang Valley and lower Mustang.
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Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1337m).
Day 02: Kathmandu City Sightseeinhg& Trekking preparation.
Day 03: Drive to Syange via Beshishar (823m) – 4 hours.
Day 04: Syange to Dharapani (1860m) – 7 hours.
Day 05: Dharapani to Chame (2670m) – 6 hours.
Day 06: Chame to Pisang (3200m) – 6 hours.
Day 07: Pisang to Manang (3340m) – 6 hours.
Day 08: Manang( day rest for acclimatization and around excursion).
Day 09: Manang to Khangsar (3734m) – 5 hours.
Day 10: Khangsar to Tilcho Base camp (4150m) – 6 hours.
Day 11: Tilcho to Kahangsar (3735m) – 6 hours.
Day 12: Khangsar to Yak Kharka (4018m) – 5 hours.
Day 13: Yak Kharka to Thorung High Camp (4925m) – 6 hours.
Day 14: Cross Thorong – La (5416m) – Trek to Muktinath (3760m) – 6/8 hours.
Day 15: Muktinath to Jomsom (2720m) – 6 hours.
Day 16: Jomsom to Pokhara – 20 minutes flight.
Day 17: Pokhara to Kathmandu – 6 hours.
Day 18: Departure.