Hiking the Annapurna circuit trek is not only popular trail of Annapurna but also famous in the world; it open for foreigner since 1980. Though in these modern times we have lot of comforts around us, we have become busier like never before. Our lifestyle has become hectic and we have to manage time between professional and personal tasks. Taking a break from the daily routine helps us to relax and distress. For those who love to travel, there are many wonderful options across all the continents to explore. The best part of traveling is discovering the new place and getting to know new cultures. Trekking is one of the best options when it comes to adventure traveling and what better then experiencing the magnificent Himalayas through the different treks which are there in this region.
One of the best and adventurous circuit treks is the Annapurna circuit which consists of four regions passing through it, namely Lamjung, Manang, Mustang and Myagdi. Visit to the Annapurna circuit Nepal should be done for the breathtaking views of subtropical valleys and beautiful villages. Hiking the Annapurna circuit could begin from Besisahar which lies in the Marshyangdi valley and you could finish it at Kali Gandaki Gorge. Annapurna trail is famous for splendid forests, amazing waterfalls and majestic cliffs. Attractions of Annapurna circuit are Manang which is the home of Tibetan-Buddhists, Muktinanth which is famous Hindu pilgrimage destination along with the deepest river gorge of the globe which is the Kali Gandaki valley.
Hiking the Annapurna circuit trek is regarded as one of the best routes of Nepal and it would offer you an experience to cherish for lifetime. Throng-la pass 5,416 meters, 17769 feet is the highest point of Annapurna circuit trek. As you trek the Annapurna circuit you would cover the places like Khudi, Chamje, Dharapani, Pisang, Manang, Thorong phedi, Muktinath, Marpha, Lete, Tatopani, Ghorepani, Birethanti and Pokhara. Since this magnificent trek has a lot to offer, you would require anywhere between ten days to twenty one days depending upon the time availability, acclimatization and so on.
The majestic views of Manaslu and Hiunchuli would leave you spellbound. You would get to know the culture of this region through the village life. Terraced farming could be seen as you trek along the Annapurna circuit trek. This circuit trek has amazing landscapes consisting of rivers, peaks, vegetation and wildlife. There is Braga, which is one of the ancient monasteries of this place. You can view the corn and barley fields of Manang region and as you trek the Annapurna circuit Nepal, you would also get to see bamboo as well as the rhododendrons. How can we not mention Dhaulagiri 8172m, Annapurna I 8091m II, III, IV, Manaslu 8163 m, Annapurna south, Nilgiri, Machhapauchhare, Hiunchuli, Lamjung Himal, Tukuche peak, Tilicho peak views which are just stunning? There is no way that you would not fall in love with this extremely beautiful region and you can surely get a fantastic break from the daily routine while you are at this place.
Generally hiking the Annapurna circuit trek is done counter-clockwise so that you have a convenient journey to cross the biggest pass of the world Thorung La 5416 m and discover the deepest gorge of the world. Best season for Annapurna circuit trek are March to May and September to December. So if you want to experience nature at its best along with some amazing villages, Annapurna circuit trek, Nepal is one of the best options as it has everything that a trekker dreams of in terms of natural landscapes.
Day 01 Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel. Group meeting programme for detailed information about trekking. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar. 5/6 hours drive . Overnight at guest house.
Day 03 Besisahar to Chamje by Jeep/Bus and Trek to Tal Village. Walking 3 hours Overnight at guest house.
Day 04 Tal to Timang Danda. Walking 5/6 hours. Overnight at guest house.
Day 05 Timang danda to Chame (2725 mt.). Walking 4 hours. Overnight at guest house.
Day 06 Chame to Pisang (3190 mt.). Walking 5 ½ hours. Overnight at guest house.
Day 07 Pisang to Manang (3500 mt.). Walking 5 hours. Overnight at guest house.
Day 08 Acclimatization rest in Manang and exploring. Overnight at guest house.
Day 09 Manang to Yak Kharka (4090 mt.). Walking 5 hours. Overnight at guest house.
Day 10 Yak kharka to Throang Phedi (4450 mt.) .Walking 4 hours. Overnight at guest house.
Day 11 Thorang Phedi to Muktinath via Thorang-la pass (5416 mt.). Walking 8 ½ hours. Overnight at guest house.
Day 12 Muktinath to Jomsom via Kagbeni (2630 mt.). Walking 5½ hours. Overnight at guest house.
Day 13 Early morning fly to Pokhara. Overnight at Hotel.