The Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most popular treks, not only in Nepal but in the world. Since the trail was first opened to foreigners in the 1980s, it has been a top destination for trekkers around the world. It offers a truly unique trekking experience. This adventurous trail connects the Annapurna region and the Mustang region, providing several culturally famous destinations and infinite natural beauties along the way.
The trail begins from the lower Annapurna region. The Annapurna Circuit Trek has a diverse set of landscapes of landscapes that begins with lush rhododendron and pine forests. Trekkers are immediately enchanted by the scenery and full of excitement and energy for what is ahead. Guided by the Marsyangdi River Valley, we follow cascading waterfalls, dense sub-tropical forests, and raging rivers. The fascinating terraced rice fields and local villages increase the charm of the trek.
As the trek leads you through the Manang district, Tibetan Buddhist settlements begin to appear. Finally – slowly – the snow-topped Himalayan peaks begin to appear. At Phedi, we find ourselves in awe at the desolate, yet tantalizing landscape. Crossing the Thorong La Pass(5416m) is an absolute thrill, and one must use caution when coming into contact with the slippery rocky slope. The high pass offers views of Dhaulagiri (8167m), Manaslu (8156m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna I (8090m), Annapurna South (7219m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), Tilicho (7134m), and Hiunchuli (6441m) to name a few. Encompassed by a choppy sea of Himalayan peaks, we are full of joy. The trek then leads you to the famous Muktinath Temple, a pilgrimage destination for both Hindus and Buddhists. Here, devotees bathe in the fountains, ring bells, anoint one another’s foreheads, or simply be there with intentions of reverence.
Our Annapurna Circuit Trek then passes through the Kali Gandaki Gorge and ends in Nayapul after stopping atPoon Hill(3210m) for yet another panoramic view of the awe-inspiring peaks in the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri regions. Finally, we can end the trek with a stop at Jhinu Hot Springs, which helps relieve the muscle aches from the trek. From here, we return to Pokhara and head back to Kathmandu.
At roughly 130 miles, the trail is for trekkers with experience, or at least a strong sense of determination. Trekking is possible throughout the year, but Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) provide the best weather. During the Spring, there is a bit more color and the rhododendrons are blooming, and in the Autumn months, the skies are generally clearer. The Annapurna Circuit Trek requires fitness and acclimatization to avoid acute mountain sickness. Breeze Adventure arranges the trek with complete management. Please, feel free to contact us for more detailed information.