The Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most popular in Nepal. In fact, it is often listed among the best treks in the world. It offers a truly unique trekking experience, crossing over the highest Himalayan pass in the world- Thorong La Pass (5416 meters). This adventurous trek connects the Annapurna region and the Mustang region, providing some culturally famous destinations for the journey. In its earlier form, the trail began in the tropical forests at 600m, passing through Hindu villages into Tibetan Buddhist ones. However, improved roads have shortened the climb and improved access. The cultural diversity, though, remains the same. The total distance of the route today is between 160-230 km (100-145 mi).
Trekking the Annapurna Circuit Trail begins from the lower Annapurna region. The Marshyangdi River valley and the mixed communities are the base of the trek. Cascading waterfalls, sub-tropical forests and the streams increase the charm of the trek. As the trek leads you through the Manang region, the Tibetan Buddhist settlements begin to appear. The real adventure begins once you reach to Phedi via cattle grazing meadows. Crossing the Thorong La Pass is a real thrill, especially when coming into contact with the slippery rocky slope. The high pass offers the the views of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna 1st (8091m) Manaslu (8163m), Annapurna II, Mt. Annapurna III, Mt. Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Nilgiri, Fishtail, Himchuli, Lamjung Himal, Tukuche peak, and Tilicho peak. The trek then leads you to the famous Muktinath temple, which is a pilgrimage destination of the Hindu and Buddhist devotees. Then, the trek goes through the Kaligandaki Gorge and ends in Nayapul via Ghorepani Poon Hill.
Ascent Holidays arranges Annapurna Circuit Trek with experienced guide, assisting team and the required management. Please, feel free to contact us for the detailed information.
Ascent Holidaysis not responsible for any problems due to weather, damages of property, etc. However, we will manage and support you to the best of our abilities with any problem that may arise.