Annapurna Circuit Trekking is by far the best trekking route in the north-western Himalayas of Nepal. Annapurna region of north-western Nepal is the most versatile trekking region in Nepal, and popularity-wise second only to the Everest region. The region is often described as the land of contrasts as it includes the country’s windiest, driest, and wettest places. The Annapurna circuit trekking route was open to trekkers only in 1977 AD, hence its beauty and wilderness is still preserved and intact in the purest form. The Annapurna circuit trekking experience will feel like a journey into the past, as the time has stood still for centuries in the remote Himalayan regions of Nepal.
The three weeks long Annapurna circuit Trek begins with a scenic drive to from Kathmandu to Pokhara.Pokhara is a famous tourist destination in its own right. As we commence our trek from Dharapani, we will pass through several beautiful villages in high hills that have successfully retained their culture and heritage amidst fleeting modernity. Throughout the trek, we will have splendid views of magnificent Himalayan ranges like Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and Mt. Nilgiri. We will continue our trek northward towards the arid Tibetan plateau which is guarded by tall silver peaks. One of the main highlights of the entire Annapurna circuit trekking is the crossing of Thorong La Pass at an elevation of 5,416m. From the top of the pass, we can have great views of the entire Annapurna range along with other beautiful peaks like Dhaulagiri, Gangapurna, Yak Gawa, and Thorungstse – which will make a memorable moment.
In addition to relishing in the magical mountains, the Annapurna Circuit Trekking also offers the unique chance to visit the most famous alpine regions of Nepal – Mustang and Manang.While in the beautiful Manang district, we will be able to visit several pristine ice lakes including the Tilicho Lake at 4,919m which is also known as the lake at the highest elevation. Another highlight is the Mustang district – the land beyond the Himalayas. The most trekked region in Nepal – and rightly so –the region strikes a perfect blend of natural beauty and spirituality. Here, we will visit the Muktinath Temple, situated in the driest terrains in the lap of Mt. Dhaulagiri and above Kali Gandaki Gorge, deepest in the world.
After commencing the Annapurna circuit trekking from Dharapani, we will trek through Gurung settlements of Dharapani, Chame, and Pisang to reach Manang. After exploration of Manang and proper acclimatization, we will cross the enthralling Thorong-La Pass to reach Mustang district. Once again after Mustang’s exploration, we will trek dwon to Tirkhedhunga through Marpha, Lete, Tatopani, and Ghorepani. The trek ends at Ghorepani from where we will return back to Kathmandu via Pokhara. Since it is a high-altitude trek, trekkers need to be in good physical health, and preferably have previous trekking experiences. Upon returning to Kathmandu, we have a sightseeing day tour planned for you. We will visit some of the most exquisite and significant religious monuments of the eastern civilization such as PashupatiNath, SwayambhuNath, Durbar Squares and so on.