The Annapurna Circuit or also called Annapurna Thorung la pass trek is a circular trek around the mighty Annapurna range, a journey that is regarded as one of the top ten walks in the world. This 222 kilo meter trek offers a unique insight into physical and cultural diversity of Nepal. From Kathmandu we travel to the road-head at Besishahar and then start walking. However, the recent development in rough motor able road can lead us to Chame (headquarter of Manang district).
The Annapurna Circuit trek trail follows Marsyangdi River through rice paddies, terraced fields and Hindu villages under shadow of Annapurna and Manaslu ranges. As we ascend, valley becomes narrower, waterfalls plunge from high above and scenery gains a rugged alpine appearance. The trail soon bears west behind the Annapurnas, to enter a Trans-Himalayan region populated by people of Tibetan origin, whose prayer flags, mani walls and monasteries are constant reminders of their Buddhist culture. From Manang we undertake challenging crossing of the Thorong La (5416m), this is the heart of Annapurna Circuit and links Marsyangdi and Kali Gandaki Valleys. At the top of the pass, we view panoramic mountain view and then descend to holy temples Muktinath, before dropping to the valley floor at Jomsom. We then pass through the world’s deepest gorge cutting between peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri and on to the hot springs at sub-tropical, Tatopani. The final climb of the trek through forest and stone steps takes us to Ghorepani, where we enjoy more magnificent views of the Annapurnas. Then descends to the road head, where our transport awaits to take us to the beautiful Pokhara to complete this memorable trek.