Annapurna Circuit Trek (ACT)

Nepal Nepal

One of the most beautiful hikes in the world. It not only leads through the impressive landscapes of the Himalayas, but also over the highest accessible pass in the world.

Worth knowing

The Annapurna Circuit Trek runs for a length of 217 kilometers through Nepal.

The difficulty of the trail is rated as hard and demanding and it usually takes 11 days to walk the Annapurna Circuit Trek.
Of course, how long it really takes for the trail depends on the experience and fitness of the hikers.

The drinking water supply is on the way no problem, since there are numerous possibilities to fill up the water supplies.
This can be done, for example, at streams, springs, but also at wells or public facilities. However, the water may have to be filtered before drinking!

On the trail food supply is less of an issue. As a rule, you can either buy groceries every day or eat in a hut or restaurant.
Nevertheless, it is important to carry an appropriate supply with you.

You can stay overnight in homestays and in a tent/tarp.

Wild camping is allowed As always, leave behind no traces . Rubbish has to be taken away and nature has to be respected and protected!

Campfires are currently prohibited. However, this can change at any time.
Therefore, please be sure to pay attention to public notices and a possible risk of forest fires..
In addition, new fireplaces should never be built, but existing ones should be used.

Facts about Annapurna Circuit Trek

217 km
Elevation gain
8.500 m
Elevation loss
8.240 m
Highest Point
Thorung La Pass / 5.416 m
Lowest Point
Besisahar / 760 m
Round Trip?
Walk in both directions?
217 km
8.500 m
8.240 m
Thorung La Pass
5.416 m
760 m
You have the following accommodation options on the Annapurna Circuit Trek
  • in homestays
  • in a tent/tarp
Solitude on the Annapurna Circuit Trek
You come to villages several times a day and often meet people

The best time to hike the Annapurna Circuit Trek is:



There are various tour suggestions with a length between 160 and 230 kilometers and a duration of 14 to 18 days. The Annapurna Circuit Trek is usually done with a guided tour as hut trekking. You sleep and eat with the locals. The trail is also accessible with a tent.

Arrival to the Annapurna Circuit Trek

You will arrive via Tribhuvan International Airport.

You can get to Starting point via Bus. Duration approx. 7 hours.

Departure from the Annapurna Circuit Trek

Departure is via Tribhuvan International Airport.

You can get to the airport per Bus. Takes about 7 hours.

Map and elevation profile of the Annapurna Circuit Trek

What else you should know about the Annapurna Circuit Trek

Here we have summarized some important information for you

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