The Ultimate Annapurna Trek

Nepal, Trek & Walk, 22 days - from $2,580 (land only)

Trek & Walk
Annapurna Circuit and Sanctuary combined trekAnnapurna Circuit and Sanctuary combined trek

Itinerary Unique to KE

A sensational combination of the Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Sanctuary treks in one all-inclusive holiday. Great value for money!

  • The Annapurna Circuit and Sanctuary in one classic 3-week trek
  • Around Annapurna and across the Thorung La
  • Trek into the spectacular heart of the Annapurnas
  • Views of Manaslu, the Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri
  • The incredible Annapurna South Face and `Fishtail` peak

After Everest, the Annapurna range of mountains north of Pokhara are the most well known in Nepal and the highest peak, Annapurna I, has the distinction of being the first 8000-metre peak ever to be climbed. Four Annapurna peaks over 7500 metres together with Gangapurna form the main range, considered to be the most beautiful in the Himalaya and extending southwards, two encircling arms ending in Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre (the ‘Fishtail' peak), enclose a high cirque only penetrated by outsiders as recently as 1956. These are the locations for two of the Himalaya's classic treks, namely the Annapurna Circuit which circumnavigates the range and the Annapurna Sanctuary which visits the hidden cirque to view the incredible South Face of Annapurna. Previously these two treks were quite separate but taking advantage of new jeep roads which allow high access to the valleys of the Marsyangdi and Kali Gandaki we can combine the two most famous trails of the region into one classic 3-week trek. This Ultimate Annapurna trek combines spectacular mountain scenery with a wide diversity of ethnic and cultural experiences as we travel through very different ecological life zones. This is without doubt, the ultimate Annapurna experience and is justifiably placed among the world's top treks.

Is this holiday for you?

This Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Sanctuary lodge trek is quite sustained but offers relatively straightforward trekking conditions throughout, following excellent trails which are well-served with tea-houses and lodges. The trek has a number of quite long days and the crossing of the Thorung La will present a significant challenge to the regular hill-walker. It should be noted that trekking at altitudes above 3000 metres makes greater demands on the body than walking at low elevations, and is of itself challenging even for fit hikers. Our itinerary is well staged to allow the best possible acclimatisation but you will need to ensure you are physically prepared for the trek. You should be comfortable with walking for 5 to 7 hours each day and for several days continuously.

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