Annapurna Circuit Trek is well known by everyone all over the world.
The scenery is stunning, the mountains are magnificent and the hardworking decent people you will meet along the way will stay in your hearts and memories forever. This is a challenging adventure you will never forget and can relive with all your family and friends for many years to come.
About 4-5 hours drive from Pokhara and 6-7 hours from Kathmandu, you will be on the first step to meet with these beautiful, snow- capped peaks.
While doing this trek , you pass through sub-tropical forests , tropical forests, alpine forests and ultimately find yourself in a stunning, barren landscape which looks like Tibet. Enjoy not only the forests , but as you gain altitude , you get the opportunity to experience the contrasting changes in climate. Nature lovers will revel in the beauty of this trek, this country, this planet.
A new trekking trail is open as far as Manang so trekkers can choose either of two ways to start the Annapurna circuit … by walking the trekking trail or an adventure drive on the hilly road.
There has been road building recently which initially was very disturbing, but this has turned out to be of no concern now. Your Annapurna Circuit journey through these amazing mountains and cultures can still be enjoyed and explored. Local people nowadays have good access for food and health needs, important if living in these areas. And when an emergency occurs due to the high altitude or some misfortune, at that time trekkers will also get benefit from the road.
Main attractions of this area are of historical Brahmin-Chhettr then on through Gurung, Bhote & Thakali culture.
Along with Tilicho Lake at 4,949meters, the lake of highest elevation in the World, you will trek over Throng-La Pass at 5,416 meters, which has been claimed as the highest point on the Annapurna Circuit, to Muktinath and also to a 511 years old monastery situated in Jharkot on the way to Kagbeni .
The down journey should not be rushed. The beautiful apple orchards of Marpha and sometimes wandering along cool forest pathways all the way to Tato Pani's hot springs is delightfully wonderful.
Remember to turn around and look where you have come from !
Trekkers can choose to stay at any welcoming guest house along the way. All of which are simply run by local people. You can experience staying in the remotest areas of the World with some of the most rare people of the world.
Treks range from 15 days to one month according to your preference. It is advised to take rest for a few days on the way as going up directly might cause acclimatization problem.