"Annapurna Circuit" Trekking Tip by Robmj

Trekking, Nepal: 48 reviews and 52 photos

  Near Chame, Nepal
by Robmj
  • Near Chame, Nepal - Nepal
      Near Chame, Nepal
    by Robmj
  • Local bus from Kathmandu - Nepal
      Local bus from Kathmandu
    by Robmj

Renowed as one of the World's best treks, The Annapurna Circuit provides up to 3 weeks of walking through the Himalayan ranges through a variety of scenery and cultures.

A series of small villages provide huge choice for how you can walk the circuit, doing short or longer days with any amount of side trips and detours. This is scenery not to be rushed.

Most trekkers will do the trip east to west starting at either Besi Sahar or Bhulbule, both of which can be got to by a days bus trip from Kathmandu. The high point of the circuit is the 5,416 metre Thorung La Pass and you need to acclimatise properly to ensure you can safely make it over. Many people now stop their trek in Jomsom which is around 12 days from the start of the trail. This is because a road was built on the Western side and brings with it bikes and jeeps and lots of dust, we saw very few walkers after Jomsom and exited ourselves on a local jeep. There are many highlights on the circuit, for me, the Upper route from Pisang to Manang really stood out, the views of the Annapurna peaks were just breathtaking.

See my Annapurna Circuit trip page.

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  • Updated Sep 10, 2011
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  • davidjo's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2014 at 2:24 PM

    One time i started my trek from Ghorka. Did not see another trekker until i reached Besisahar


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