About Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit Trek is a world-famous trekking journey around Annapurna Himalayas. It is an unforgettable odyssey through diverse landscapes with a unique blend of ethnicities along the way.
Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most famous treks in the Annapurna region. Looking over spectacular views of the Himalayan Mountains, you will trek through several small villages. The trail is extremely beautiful packed with a huge variety of floras. There are many things to see in the Annapurna region. From kind locals and their rich culture to the deepest gorge in the world, Kali Gandaki gorge, Annapurna Circuit Trekking is true adventurous activity.
Annapurna Circuit Trek starts with a guided day tour in Kathmandu. The next day, you drive to Bhulbhule, the starting point of the trek. The trail follows two major river valleys Marsyangdi River Valley and Kali Gandaki River Valley. The first half of the trail follows Marsyangdi River Valley and leads you to Thorong Phedi. Further, crossing challenging Thorong La Pass, you walk along Kali Gandaki River Valley.
Thorong La Pass (5,416 m) is the highest trekking pass in Nepal. The picturesque Manang village and Muktinath are the two significant places in the Annapurna region, where you will spend the night. We Outfitter Nepal Treks & Expedition offers both group joining and private departure of Annapurna Circuit Trekking 20 Days. Check out our departure dates to join or contact us for tailor-made Annapurna Circuit Trek itinerary.
Things you will get to see & experience during the Annapurna Circuit Trek
Stunning Views of Himalayan Mountains
Annapurna Circuit Trek 21-days will offer you incredible views of several Himalayan mountains like Annapurna Range (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), Tukuche Peak (6,920 m), Varaha Shikhar (7,847 m), etc.
Culturally Rich Villages
During the Annapurna Circuit Trekking, you will get to see authentic culture while you stay in several villages. Mostly dominated by Gurung, Brahmins, Manangis, Thakalis, and Magars, this journey will let you experience the norms, values, and ancient practices of locals. Several stupas, gumba, and chortens in the example of cultural richness of the region. Along with that, you will also visit one of the holiest temples of Hindus.
Manang is one of the most famous places in Nepal and also the most beautiful. Manang itself has numerous things to do from short hike to nearby by quaint villages to thrilling mountain biking. You can visit Milarepa’s Cave and Braga Bhojo Gompa, the most significant spots. Besides this, you can see stunning landscape views from Manang.
Cross Challenging Thorong La Pass
Crossing Thorong La Pass is the most challenging activity during Tilicho Thorong La Pass Trek. You have to trek on a steep rugged trail to reach the top of the pass. Regardless of the difficulty level, once you will reach the top, you will get to witness a tempting view of the surrounding.
Visit Muktinath Temple
Muktinath Temple is one of the holiest pilgrimage sites of Hindus and Buddhists situate at the foothill of Thorong La Pass. Known as the highest temple of the world (3,800 m), Muktinath is considered Mukti Kshetra (place of liberation). As per legends visiting Muktinath Temple will wash off all the sins of yours and bless with good luck. Thousands of pilgrims come here from different parts of Nepal and India to take a bath in the pond & the tap that exits in the Muktinath temple.
Taste Delicious Apples in Marpha
Marpha is known for its delicious apples and apple products. Here, you will see the beautiful orchards of apples. You can walk around lovely apple orchards and taste delicious apples and wines.
Enjoy Hot Spring in Tatopani
After you Annapurna Circuit Trek, you will descend to Tatopani. Here, you will find natural hot springs, where you can take a bath and relax your sore muscles. However, you have to pay a few extra bucks. The water of this spring is proved to be very good for the skin and has also cured many skin diseases.
Beautiful Ghorepani Village
Ghorepani is one of the most famous and beautiful villages surrounded by rhododendron, pine & fire forests and mountains. People from the Gurung and Magar communities reside here. You will get to interact with them and see their daily lifestyle.
Stunning Sunrise from Poon Hill View Point
Poon Hill is one of the most famous viewpoints of the Annapurna region. Located just above Ghorepani Village, Trekkers usually walk up to Poon Hill for a short hike. From here, you can see tempting sunrise and sunset along with the western Himalayan Mountains.