About Annapurna Circuit Trek
“Annapurna Circuit Trek – A Diversified Walking Detour”
Annapurna Circuit Trek in Nepal is the most enthralling and captivating diversified walking detour. It is probably the most cinematic as well as cultural excursion towards high Himalayan belts of Nepal. Trekkers can experience the high altitude passes, waterfalls, villages and differing vegetation in one single trip.
Annapurna Circuit Trek is also known popularly as the Annapurna Round Trek or Thorong La Pass Trek. It is the only trekking in Nepal which offers the diversified attractions from the cultural and natural point of view. Trekkers start their journey from the hilly region and reach the Himalayan region then ends the trek in the valley.
Trekkers will be able to encounter temperate deciduous forests, coniferous forests, alpine forests, Himalayan desert, snowline, mountains and gorges. Brahmins, Chhetris, Mananges, Gurung, Magar, Tibetan, Thakali and Sudras are the people residing around the trail.
Annapurna Circuit Trek used to be the long detour a few years back. However, the construction of the hilly roads has curtailed the walking route. The attraction has not deteriorated though.
The trip starts from Kathmandu to Besisahar. Trekkers will then take the private or local jeep towards Chamje. In some months jeep can be taken directly to Manang village. However, our itinerary doesn’t allow trekkers to go directly to Manang. It brings lots of risks among trekkers regarding the high altitude sickness.
We will spend two days in Manang for the proper acclimatization. Strolling around this unique mythical village will offer the breathtaking view of landscape and experience of monasteries. The most challenging part of this trek is the crossing of Thorong La Pass. Though the walking is slightly treacherous the view is astounding. One can observe the panoramic view of mountains including the Mt. Manaslu as well.
Annapurna Circuit Trek also manages to touch the Lower Mustang the Muktinath temple area. Visit the nunnery and holy temple of Lord Vishnu. The fossils found on the banks of Kaligandaki River can be equally important from the archaeological point of view. Therefore, the trail of Annapurna Circuit Trek offers varied reasons to walk.