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Venturing with the adventurous trekking through Annapurna Circuit is not only an exotic fun and exhilarating trip inside the hidden Annapurna Himalayan mystical region of Nepal but also a spectacular trekking moment of world classic magnitude which has become the most popular icon among the avid trekking lovers.
It is for this reason that hundreds and thousands of trekkers arrive in Nepal in every season and fulfill their wistful dreams of trekking through such a romantic and magnificently glamorous region, arguably incomparable to any other regions.
The Annapurna circuit trekking offers you the tantalizing dramatic sight of subtropical forest, paddy fields and the world’s deepest gorge to ice flow, arid cliffs, high passes and panoramic view of snowy mountain peaks in and around this region.
As you pass through Manang, the view of Manaslu ranges start to appear. The refreshing and pleasing sight of Tibetan Buddhist villages and woodlands through the Marshyangdi valley brightens the pleasing sight of nature and culture.
Scores of peaks of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Tilicho mountains are seen from this circuit trek while traversing towards the challenging and difficult Thorong La Pass.
The difficult pass continues to let you enter the Mustang region where you can have the chances to visit one of the Hindu temples –Muktinath and ask for the blessings.
Down in the Kali Gandaki valley, the striking and captivating village of Marpha with ancient monastery welcomes you via its narrow and cobbled streets. As you arrive at Poon Hill you can see over 20 higher mountains including those of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.
The acclimatization process is undergone before grappling with the difficult Thorong La Pass elevated at 5414 meters. On this trekking, you will have to walk at least 6-7 hours daily for which you need to have good stamina.
The beautiful landscape, villages such as Kagbeni, Jharkot, people and cultures you come across during this trekking undoubtedly makes this experience corresponding to that of a paradise.
This trekking is possible within 12-14 days and you can visit any of the itineraries prepared by the private trekking agencies operating their services in Nepal. They give details of cost and team and guides.
The trekking in this circuit starts at Besi Sahar after taking a drive from Kathmandu for nearly 4-5 hours. Besi Sahar is around 180 km from Kathmandu.
Best time to trek
The months of October through November and mid-March to Mid-April are the best time to trek in this region.
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