“Set foot on the world-famous Annapurna Circuit Trek to discover a realm of soaring frozen glaciers, lush forests bordered with tumbling rivers, and scenic mountain homesteads where you’ll be welcomed like family.”
Explore the Annapurna Circuit: one of the best treks in Nepal
Trekking in the Annapurnas of Nepal offers the rare opportunity to combine a thrilling Himalayan adventure with a genuine cultural experience.
But many trekkers take up to three weeks to explore the length and breadth of the Annapurna Circuit, and travelers who are short on time may have missed out on the opportunity to enjoy this life-changing trek in Nepal to its fullest.
Fortunately, Alpine Ramble Treks has developed an itinerary that will introduce you to the natural splendor of this incredible Himalayan region over the course of just a single week.
You’ll enjoy a whirlwind tour of the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu, visit lonely mountain villages scattered far across the Himalayan mountains, and ascend to the high-altitude pass of Thorong La.
All along the way, you’ll find yourself in the company of friendly Nepali villagers eager to introduce you to their traditions and ways of life.
What’s it like to trek the Annapurna Circuit?
Your weeklong adventure on the Annapurna Circuit Trek begins in Kathmandu, but we’ll soon leave Nepal’s capital city behind and set out for the smaller towns of Besi Shahar and Chame. From here, our trail leads through the small villages of Pisang, Manang, and Yak Kharka, where you’ll encounter easygoing locals pursuing traditional ways of life against a backdrop of staggering Himalayan peaks.
The high point of our trek in the Annapurnas will come when we arrive at the high mountain pass of Thorong La, which sits at an incredible 5,416 meters in elevation.
Spectacular views are the order of the day here at the top of the world, and you’ll quickly discover why this is one of the best treks in Nepal. From Thorong La, you’ll enjoy a panoramic perspective of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.
After descending from the mountains, we’ll travel by road to Pokhara before enjoying one last thrill: a scenic plane ride or overland drive back to Kathmandu. All told, the Annapurna Circuit Trek has enough adventure for even the most intrepid traveler.
What makes our Annapurna Circuit Trek stand out from the pack?
Suppose you’re ready to plan a trekking holiday in Nepal. In that case, you’ve probably discovered that the tourism market is packed with adventure outfitters—and there are many ways to tackle the Annapurna Circuit.
But Alpine Ramble Treks has approached this trekking itinerary with the utmost care, leveraging our many years of experience in the tourism industry to develop a travel package designed specifically for visitors who are short on time.
We’ve carefully cultivated our contacts in the tourism industry, arranging the logistics and supplies necessary for a successful trek in Nepal. We’ve worked to develop the skills of our qualified guides, each experienced in mountaineering and hospitality.
We’ve listened to our client's feedback, constantly assessing our treks to ensure that each of our guests enjoys the best possible trekking expedition. So when you’re ready to trek in Nepal, get in touch with Alpine Ramble Treks—we’re ready to help you begin your own adventure.
Best Time of Year for the Annapurna Circuit Trek
Trekking seasons in Nepal are primarily dictated by the summer monsoon, and our seven-day Annapurna Circuit Trek is no exception.
The monsoon typically lasts from June to August, and most visitors consequently choose to hike during the spring months of February to May or the autumn months of September to November.
These are the best times of year to enjoy the perfect combination of comfortable temperatures and clear mountain views. But you can hike in the Annapurnas at any time of year, and the snow-laden trails of winter are just as mysterious and evocative as the mist-shrouded hillsides of summer.
Whenever you choose to travel, rest assured that Alpine Ramble Treks will put together a trekking adventure that will surpass even your highest expectations.
Annapurna Circuit Trek Difficulty
Our seven-day Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most popular and enduring hikes in the Himalayas. Most travelers in good health and reasonable physical fitness will be able to complete this itinerary without issue. However, this one-week-long Annapurna circuit trek itinerary is also feasible from our side, if you are a novice trekker and have never been hiking before in the high altitude area then the additional days for the acclimatization days can be also added along the way.
However, this trek does climb to altitudes higher than 4,000 meters, with the mountain pass of Thorong La reaching well above 5,000 meters. At these altitudes, it’s important to drink lots of water and get plenty of rest in order to let your body adjust naturally to the increased elevation.
As always, your guide will look after your progress and ensure that you enjoy a safe and rewarding trek into the heart of the Annapurnas.
Other great treks in Nepal
If our seven-day Annapurna Circuit Trek isn’t quite right for you, don’t worry! There are plenty of great choices when it comes to trekking in Nepal. If you’d like to spend as much time as possible in the Annapurna mountains, consider embarking upon our exciting 12-day Annapurna Circuit Trek. This itinerary has included the acclimatization days as well.
If you’d rather stick to slightly lower elevations, you can still enjoy a thrilling hike in Nepal by joining Alpine Ramble Treks on an expedition to the magnificent viewpoint of Poon Hill.
And if you aren’t sure which trek is the best match for you, don’t hesitate to reach out to Alpine Ramble Treks. We’ll be happy to put together the customized Himalayan trek of your dreams.
Additional Benefits of this Trek with ART
- Free transfers to and from Tribhuvan International Airport upon arrival and departure.
- Complimentary use of any necessary trekking equipment, such as sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, walkie-talkies, trekking poles, and an oximeter to monitor your oxygen and pulse.
- Fun souvenirs of your Himalayan adventure: a trekking route map, a t-shirt emblazoned with the Alpine Ramble Treks logo, and a hat!