Annapurna Circuit Trek is a highly praised and spectacular trek in Nepal that takes you around the Annapurna massif. The trekking trail passes through the subtropical forests, ethnic villages, and allows you to explore the natural and cultural highlights of the Annapurna realm. The Annapurna Circuit Trek circumnavigates the Annapurna Conservation Area and entertains the travelers with the Tibetan-Buddhist culture in villages of Manang and Pisang to lead to the Thorang La Pass (5416m), one of the highest passes in the world.
The 20-day adventure begins with your arrival at Kathmandu. Short stay in Kathmandu will give you the opportunity to witness the historic and cultural places. From Kathmandu, you drive to Bhulbhule via Besisahar and start trekking. Afterward,the trail takes you through the lush vegetation and challenging gorges formed by Marsayangdi River. While ascending to the northernmost parts of the Annapurna region, the trek also traverses along the fine villages inhabited by the ethnic groups such as Gurung and Magar. Passing through the rhododendron and bamboo forests you can see wildlife like Danphe, Langur monkeys, and jackals. Meandering along the ascending paths, the travelers go past Chame, Pisang, and Manang witnessing some of the grandest display of culture in the lifestyle and monasteries. The latter part of the trek takes you to the mighty Thorang La Pass (5,416 m).
After crossing the pass, you head down Muktinath, a holy destination for Hindus and Buddhists. You then enter the Kali Gandaki valley and pass through the deepest gorge in the world. Before ending your journey at Nayapul, you hike to Poon Hill and enjoy the mesmerizing sunrise along with the panoramic views of the snow capped mountains. The best seasons for this trip are autumn (September – November) and spring (March-May) as the weather is clear and the temperature is moderate.
Danphe Adventure Treks is a pioneer of tours, treks, and mountain expeditions in Nepal. We have expert guides who are fluent in English and will provide you with a detailed orientation throughout the trip. You will be accommodated in the finest teahouses with highly trained staff assisting you in any time of need.