Annapurna Circuit Trek - Diverse Culture, Lifestyles, and Topography.
Annapurna Circuit Trek is Nepal's classic, most diverse, and stunning trek. This circuit trek around Annapurna massif crosses the Thorong la pass. We stay at a local tea house on this trek. The trail explores the fascinating ethnic settlements with their tradition. We witness the incredible views of some of the most stunning 8000 meters peaks. It includes the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges - a paradise. We explore the natural diversity from lush, tropical rice paddies fields to moss-laden rhododendron forests. Tibetan fortresses clinging to rocky cliffs are on display en route. The mysterious Bon-Po religion still co-exists and intermingles with others. Experience the rich cultural diversity of Hinduism and Buddhism.
Short Annapurna Circuit Trekking with Thorong La Pass
We have specially designed this shorter Annapurna circuit trek. It avoids the walk-on recently constructed road as long as possible. We start the trek from Bulbule or Dharapani after a drive from Kathmandu. We finish our walk at Jomsom, from where we fly to Pokhara. This route keeps the main highlights of the classic around Annapurna trek intact. The hiking route includes the Great Himalayan trail from Dharapani to Kagbeni. These are the most Tibetan Buddhist-dominated settlements. Furthermore, we explore the Braga monastery, the oldest in the region. Not to miss the shine of Muktinath, a famous pilgrimage site worshiped by Hindu and Buddhist devotees.
Thorong La pass is demanding but rewarding, giving a great sense of achievement. The view from the pass is truly spectacular. Wind-eroded "Once the Forbidden Kingdom" of Mustang Valley on the northwest. Stunning mountain ranges of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri to the southwest. The Thorong La Pass, at 5416 meters, used to be a trade route. Yaks and donkeys herd agricultural products from one valley to the next. The people of Mustang identify themselves as closer to Tibet. It is said that the Mustang region has been part of Tibet in the past. We explore the lake city of Pokhara en route to the Annapurna circuit trek.
Join Annapurna Circuit Trek in the Spring or Autumn of 2024
We have many set departure dates for this Annapurna circuit trekking. Spring and autumn are the best times, and our trek dates are for 2024. Having a group of people or family, we can customize the trip plan. Trek is customized based on your time duration and physical fitness.