About Annapurna Circuit Trek
The Annapurna Circuit Trek or also known as Round Annapurna Trek is an 18 days of diverse nature and culture experience in the Western region of Nepal. This classic trek circles the Annapurna Massif via the crossing of the toughest and highest pass in the world, ‘Thorong La (5416 M)’. This trek is considered as one of the best and most do treks in the world by various renowned travel magazines from all around the world. Most of the part of the trek lies within the boundary of the Annapurna Conservation Area.
The Annapurna Circuit Trek has everything that an avid trekker seeks. Splendid mountain sceneries, peaceful villages, and hamlets, diverse culture, soothing rivers and waterfalls, green terraced fields, enchanting pine, and rhododendron forests, high-altitude lakes, constantly changing landscapes, and many more. The trek starts from tropical lowlands and gradually moves to the mighty Thorong La Pass (5416 M). After the pass, the trail then enters the Mustang region and the scenery drastically changes into a treeless barren area giving a different kind of vibe. Further down, the trail passes through the world’s deepest gorge, the Kali gandaki gorge. The trail then advances to Ghorepani, Hille, and finally to Nayapul where the trek ends. The stunning views of the Annapurna range, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Nilgiri, Pisang peak, and many other peaks can make anyone forget the difficulty of the trek. Trekkers often encounter Yaks, Mules, Blue Sheep, and Himalayan Thar, etc. along the trails.
The Annapurna Circuit Trek is no wonder famous for its diverse landscapes. And so it is for its authentic culture as well. The trek itself is an opportunity to explore and experience the culture and traditions of the local people. The trek passes through the quiet villages of various ethnic communities, mainly of the Gurungs, Thakalis, Magars, and Lopa, who practice Bon, Buddhism, Animism, and Nature Worshipping. Mani walls, prayer flags, Chorten, monasteries, and temples can be seen along the trails quite often. This region is well known for its historical, cultural, and religious sites likes Jharkot, Braga Gumba, Muktinath Temple, Marpha, Tatopani, and Thini Gaun. Among them, the Muktinath Temple is an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists and Hindus which displays a perfect example of religious harmony. And unique festivals like Yartung, Badhe, and Archery festivals also add authenticity to this trek.
Our 18-day Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary starts from Jagat and ends at Nayapul. If you would like to customize the itinerary according to your desire, physical fitness level, time frame, etc. please feel free to message us. Our experts will help you craft a perfect itinerary that ensures a top-notch experience with safety.