Annapurna Circuit Trek
is one of the most amazing adventures where one can experience all types of climate and its unique landscapes. The journey leads from warm sub-tropical farmlands to cooler Himalayan hills, then a high cold zone within the scenic Manang valley
. A delightful walk that includes all the charms of the Himalayas, exploring lovely villages lined with interesting prayer monuments. As the trek progress where views of snow-capped mountains follow you throughout the trip, with ever exciting moments to experience.
Annapurna Circuit Trek is listed as the world’s top ten adventure destinations due to its dramatically varied bio-diversity on daily walks. Besides Spectacular Mountain views of Annapurna, Manaslu
, and Lamjung Himal, Chulu’s peaks with Dhaulagiri, the local culture is equally fascinating.
An adventure that one will never forget throughout their lifetime, as the region around offers more than one can expect. The outstanding scenery of high peaks in the harmony of local impressive traditional heritage, staying in lovely inns and lodges. Annapurna Circuit Trek
leads to ever-present views of Snow Mountains from the beginning to the end of an adventure.
Throughout the delightful walks, one will never get tired of overlooking the beautiful scenery that surrounds it. Starts with a long interesting drive from Kathmandu towards Nepal North Mid-East to reach around Lamjung district at Besisar town. Drives continue taking a local vehicle suitable for mountain road to reach Dharapani village the starting point of the trek. A lovely place within Manang district, as walk follows towards Manang valley, past nice villages of Bagarchap, Danque, and Timang. Where one can catch super views of Manaslu, Lamjung with Annapurna peaks, entering a cool forest of pine and rhododendron.
Then reaching Chame, a headquarter town of the Manang area, as a walk follows the Masrsyangdi River. As climb takes you up above Pisang village facing the grand vista of Annapurna II and A-IV with Chulu’s and Pisang peaks. From here on within the scenic Manang high valley, walking on a nice wide path to reach Braga. Herewith time to visit its old impressive monastery and then at main Manang village, enclosed between high peaks. Spend an extra day in Manang at 3,550 m high, a perfect place for acclimatization and a short hike around. From Manang adventure continues heading far end of the valley to reach on the foot of high Thorang-La Pass
. Rising early morning for the Big Day! the toughest walk of the adventure to reach the highest point of the trip.
A steep climb of a few hours leads you atop Thorang-La Pass at 5, 416 m high, facing a fantastic panorama of the Himalaya range. Views include from Manaslu to Dhaulagiri Himalayas with Annapurna, Chulu’s, and Damodar Himal in the north direction. After achieving great success, head downhill to the Mustang area around Muktinath Temple premises, a nice village with views of the Dhaulagiri mountain range. Muktinath is a holy temple and an important pilgrimage spot for Hindu and Buddhist followers. From here our trek completes on reaching Jomsom, a large town and headquarters of Mustang district
Staying for final overnights, next morning taking an exciting drive to Pokhara city, or one can take a short flight. At Pokhara
, our wonderful adventure completes, after a memorable time and experience on Annapurna Circuit Trek.
Best Seasons for Annapurna Circuit Trekking:
Spring time from March to May
is most preferable as well a high peak season for treks around Himalaya, and Annapurna Circuit trek.
When days are longer with sun-light hours, warm and pleasant day but late afternoon can get cloudy and cold till night time to morning time. Can expect snow sometimes during the trek around higher altitudes from Pisang village onward to Jomsom.
Next, the best time is in autumn from September to November, a fine and clear day for walks and views, but the shorter day with sun-light hours. Can be much colder evening, night, and morning. Expect snowfall sometime above 2, 500 m onward.