The excitement of reveling in the Annapurna circuit trek in Nepal is not only deemed to be one of the best treks in the world, but also a trip that allows you to mix and mingle with the natural scenic beauty and ancient cultural diversity in the hinterlands of Nepal.
This trekking trip takes a visitor to surroundings within the Annapurna region around the entire Annapurna massifs including crossing the highest pass at Thorung La Pass which is as high as 5,416m.
One of the ventures of enjoying this unique trip is walking through the edge of the world’s deepest Kaligandaki gorge, as well as seeing the sunrise view over the Himalayas from Poonhill.
Visiting Muktinath temple- the major pilgrimage destination, and refreshing in the natural hot spring at Tatopani are a few of the most indispensable things to do while going for this circuit trek.
The Annapurna circuit trek will make you travel through altitudes that may range from 800 to 5416m, taking you through a number of climatic zones from rice paddy fields, subtropical forests, rural farmland, and glacial zones.
During this excursion, you will also have the rare chances of viewing the most attractive panoramic glimpses of Himalayan ranges such as Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Annapurna II, Mt. Annapurna III, Mt. Annapurna IV, Nilgiri, Machhapuchhare, Tukuche peak, Hiunchuli, Lamjung Himal and Tilicho peak.
You will also be immersed in the cultures of Mustang valley as you pass through this unique village where you may also come to face to face with a snow leopard, blue sheep at Yak Kharka.
Your trip for the Annapurna circuit trek begins at Bhulbhule, Lamjung after 6 hours drive from Kathmandu and follows the trail towards Jagat, Dharapani to Chame to Pisang following the Marsyangdi River valley.
The trekkers are asked to stay at Manang for acclimatization so that they may be able to cross the high Thorung La pass. After passing Thorung La pass comes Muktinath a sacred pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists.
From Muktinath, we drive to Tatopani and spend the night. Next day we head up to Ghorepani, Poon Hill to Tadapani, Berithanti then we drive to Pokhara and drive back to Kathmandu.
The Annapurna Circuit is one of the most popular treks in Nepal. On this route, the scenery and culture dramatically change from subtropical forests, paddy fields, and the world’s deepest river gorge to ice flows, a high mountain pass, arid cliffs, and mountain views.
With the varied landscapes, villages, and peoples along the trail, and of course, the majestic mountains, it is a photographer’s paradise. It is also a way to discover the different aspects, cultures, and landscapes of the country in one trip.
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