HIGHLIGHTS

  • Get acquainted with the mountain people in the heart of Himalayas
  • Views of the world’s highest mountains: Dhaulagiri I (7th), Manaslu (8th) and Annapurna I (10th)
  • Crossing the Thorong La Pass at 5,416 meters

At a glance

Avg. Distance per day
13.5 km
Starting Point
Kathmandu
Ending Point
Kathmandu
AverageTime
7 hrs
Highest point
5,416 m
Grade
Strenuous
Annapurna Circuit Trek

Overview

Annapurna Circuit Trekking, also recognized as Round Annapurna Trek –  as being the classic trekking route; trekking to this entire Annapurna Himalayan range and exclusive views of impressive wanderings through the astonishing variety of landscape with mixtures of different ethnicities on the trail.

The mountains you get to perceive from the Annapurna Circuit is Annapurna I (8090 m, 26545 ft) (the 10th highest peak in the world) and was first climbed by the French summit in 1950. Other peaks like Mount Dhaulagiri ( 8165 m,26795 ft) (7th highest peak in the world ), Mount Manaslu ( 8165 m,26780 ft) (the 8th highest peak ) and Mount Machhapuchare (also known as Fishtail) (6995 m, 22945 ft). This trek takes you to the abundant sub-tropical area to the huge dense alpine forest where you will be crossing the challenging Thorong La Pass (5415 m) which is the highest point of this trek. This trekking is to some extent moderate or rather a tranquil trek. With sound health, any trekkers can attempt this trek.

At this Annapurna Circuit, there is no such high altitude but novice climbers may suffer some altitude sickness. So, we will halt here at Manang and do short hikes to some villages. And continuing our trek, we will reach Yak Kharka, where we will be spotting several yak herders on the trail. As continuing our trekking and crossing some more suspension bridges, we will be heading to the high cliff Thorang La (5416 m), where we get the splendid view of Mount Gundang, Mount Syagang, Mount Thorung and Mount Khatungkan. And from Thoangpedi, we will reach Muktinath, one of the sacred places for Hindus and Buddhists. We are then headed to Marpha, a well known place for apple farming.

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