Annapurna Circuit Trekking, also recognized as Round Annapurna Trek – like the classic trekking route; hiking to this entire Annapurna Himalayan range and distinctive views of impressive wanderings throughout the astonishing variety of scenery with mixtures of different ethnicities on the trail.
View From the Circuit Route
The mountains you get to perceive from the Annapurna Circuit is Annapurna I (8090 m, 26545 feet ) (the 10th highest peak in the world) and was first climbed by the French summit in 1950. Other peaks such as 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 feet ).
This trek takes you to the abundant sub-tropical place to the enormous dense alpine forest where you’ll be crossing the tough Thorong La Pass (5415 m) that is the maximum point of the trek. This trekking is to some extent or a trek. With health, any trekkers can attempt this trek.
Now explaining the route
The way into the Annapurna Circuit Trek begins from a scenic drive to Besishar. We begin our trek from Khudi. After crossing suspension bridges, our trail takes us descending and ascending, we hit Sirung village. The communities living here are mostly from the Tamang ethnic group and you get to discover their culture and livelihood. After a couple of suspension bridges, we reach Dharapani and as we continue on the road, we’ll be crossing through terraced fields and headed towards Chame, which is the headquarter of the Manang district. We then head spotting temples on the way. Finally, we reach Manang, where we will acclimatize here.
Novice climbers may suffer some altitude sickness although there is no such altitude. So, we will stop here in Manang and do short hikes. And continuing our trek, we will reach Yak Kharka, where we’ll be spotting yak herders. As continuing our trekking and crossing some more suspension bridges, we will be heading into 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’ll reach Muktinath, one of those places for Buddhists and Hindus. We have then headed a location for apple farming, to Marpha.
And then we’ll be heading to Kalopani, then to Tatopani, hiking through the beautiful villages of Shikha and Chitre and trailing through the gorgeous rhododendron and other several forests and reach Ghorepani village. Lastly, we trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill, the greatest paradise where we get the superb entire view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. We head to Tadapani and after hiking sometimes, we’ll drive to Pokhara and then to Kathmandu.
Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu – (1360m)
Day 2: Sightseeing Day in Kathmandu
Day 3: Kathmandu to Besisahar – (760m) 7 hrs Drive
Day 4 : Trek to Bahundanda – (1300m) 6 hrs Trek
Day 5: Trek to Jagat – (1400m) 5 hrs Trek
Day 6: Trek to Dharapani – (1960m) 7 hrs Trek
Day 7 : Trek to Chhame – (2630m) 5 hrs Trek
Day 8: Trek to Pisang – (3200m) 6 hrs Trek
Day 9: Trek to Manang – (3540m) 6 hrs Trek
Day10: Acclimatization Day (Optional hike to Gangapurna lake or Melaripa cave)
Day11: Trek to Ledar (You will stop at Yak Kharka) – (4250m) 5 hrs Trek
Day12: Trek to Thorang Phedi – (4420m) 4 hrs Trek
Day13: Trek to Muktinath (Visit Muktinath temple in the morning) – (3800m) 8 hrs Trek
Day14: Trek to Jomsom (through Lupra or Kagbeni) – (2600m) 5 hrs Trek
Day15: Fly back to Pokhara – (823m) 30 minutes flight
Day16: Drive back to Kathmandu Day17: Departure to your destination