Annapurna Circuit Trek, listed as the world's top Ten travel destination by popular and famous travel magazines and Guide books is a leading adventure destination within the whole Himalayas and probably on this planet earth. Truly an awe-inspiring place to be. Where in this whole world that you can find a country with a dramatic change in people-religion-cultures and temperatures in a short duration of time, from low warm areas of Hindu people to mid-hills of cooler alpine zone of mixed races of Hindu and Buddhist religions.
We will start our trek from Besisahar which is about 5 hours drive from Kathmandu and will be ending our trip in Pokhara. Moving deep into the great land in the western region of Nepal. We will reach the highest pass in the world Throng-La situated at an altitude of 5416 m. This place is quite cold and more adventurous, and the temperature might even fall up to -20 degrees Celcius. But don't worry we will be bringing all the necessary equipment that is important for making us warm during the trek.
Annapurna round trip was starting from basisahar this trekking is a second most popular trail in Nepal, during the trekking you can observe a different kind of local people lifestyle, Gurung culture, Biodiversity of the Himalayan lake in Stilicho lake when you reach there feel like to heaven of earth, Tilicho lake, one of the world's highest lakes will also be visited during our Annapurna Circuit Trekking. This lake freezes in winter, and you can even walk and run above the frozen lake. We will also be visiting all the highlighted places in the Annapurna Region. Exploration of local culture, lifestyle, and the high Himalayas is easier on this route as we will be crossing many villages during our trekking route.
The great destination for all Hindus, the holy Muktinath temple will also be visited where we will be taking bath in 108 Dharas(taps) inside the temple premises to wash out every sin we committed in past. We will also be walking along the beach of the Kali Gandaki river, which is important for finding Shaligram, ammonite fossils of the Devonian-Cretaceous period. Shaligram is considered holy as Hindus believe this as an incarnation of Lord Bishnu. We will come across lots of beautiful Buddhist Monastries and Gompas along the route. Some of them lie in Muktinath, Jomsom, Manang, and Pisang. We will also be walking alongside the deepest gorge in the world, The KaliGandaki Gorge.
Sunrise/Sunset viewpoint, Poon Hill is another beauty of this trekking. This place allows you to see the mesmerizing view of sunrise and Annapurna Mountain. We will be walking into the dense lustrous Alpine, sub-Alpine forest for most of our trek. Floras in these places are considered medically important. You will also see lots of endangered animals, a variety of birds in the Annapurna conservation area which was established by Late King Mahendra in 1976 A.D. Different types of landscapes and climatic patterns ranging from subtropical to alpine type and biodiversity are the key features of this Trek
Our adventure leads you to a higher and beautiful Manang valley, where you will be soaked in the immense colorful, and rich culture of Buddhism in the shadow of the high Annapurna range. Annapurna Circuit Trekking leads you to a fascinating and mind-blowing experience from low warm sub-tropical climate to cooler alpine areas to remorseless fields of ice and glaciers at Manang and towards high and scenic Thorang-La pass at above 5,416 m high.
Annapurna Circuit can be divided into two parts: From Besisahar to Thorong- La and From Thorong-La to Annapurna Base camp. So, there are options for trekkers to do the whole circuit or do some parts. For those who want to trek the first half and want to trek up to Tilicho and end return back, we provide an Off-road Motorbike trip to Tilicho where you will be riding a proper offroad capable motorcycle up to Manang and trek to Tilicho.
Another option for those with a time limit but who want to trek to Annapurna Base Camp, we offer Annapurna Base Camp Trek at a reasonable price.