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 Annapurna Base Camp Trek gives you an amazing overview of the diversity in a landscape that the Annapurna Region has to offer. It is a nice and moderate trek and therefore accessible for almost everyone. The trekking route passes through interesting villages and terraced farmland, giving you a great insight into how locals live in this area. You will also see rhododendron forests and you will be able to get glances of Macchapuchree (also known as Fish Tail), Mount Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, and Annapurna III, and many others.
The highest altitude you will reach is 4,130 meters, which is not too high, therefore the chances of altitude sickness are minimal than another famous trek in Nepal.