Annapurna Circuit Trek - Diverse Culture, Lifestyles, and Topography.
Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of Nepal's classic, most diverse, and stunning tea house treks. This circuit trek to Annapurna massif crossing the Thorong La pass route explores the fascinating ethnic groups having their language and tradition. The incredible views of some of the most stunning 8000 meters peaks, including the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges - are unbelievable. We explore the natural diversity from lush, tropical rice paddies to moss-laden rhododendron forests, besides the Tibetan fortresses clinging to rocky cliffs - great biological diversity. Walking through the naturally rich terrain of diverse topography, the trekker can experience the rich cultural diversity of Hinduism and Buddhism. The mysterious Bon-Po religion still co-exists and intermingles with others in the same place.
Short Annapurna Circuit Trekking with Thorong La Pass
We have specially designed this short Annapurna circuit trekking itinerary to avoid the walk-on recently built road for as long as possible. We start the trek from Bulbule after a drive from Kathmandu. We finish our walk at Jomsom, from where we take a flight to Pokhara. This hiking route keeps all the main highlights of the classic around Annapurna trek intact. The hiking route includes the Great Himalayan trail from Dharapani to Kagbeni, the Tibetan Buddhist-dominated settlements. Furthermore, we explore the Braga monastery, the oldest in the region at Manang. Not to miss the shine of Muktinath, a famous pilgrimage site worshiped by both Hindu and Buddhist devotees.
No doubt climbing over the challenging pass of Thorong La pass at 5416 meters is demanding but rewarding to the great sense of achievement. The view from the pass is truly spectacular on this Annapurna circuit trek in Nepal. It spreads from the northwest wind-eroded "Once Forbidden Kingdom" of Mustang valley to the incredible mountain ranges of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri to the southwest. Originally the pass was used as a trade route, herding agricultural products on yaks and donkeys. The people of Mustang identify themselves as closer to Tibet, and the Mustang region has been part of Tibet in the past. In the end, we also do explore the peaceful lake city of Pokhara to end the exhilarating journey to the diverse region of Annapurna in the Himalayas.
Join Annapurna Circuit Trek in Spring or Autumn 2023 and 2024
We have many set departure dates in the spring and autumn seasons for the 2023 and 2024 years. The short Annapurna circuit trek itinerary includes crossing the Thorong la pass over 5400 meters after exploring the majestic Manang. We are flexible to customize the trip date and itinerary to the group of trekkers based on the time duration and physical fitness of trekking groups.