Annapurna Circuit Trek
Trip Code: AAC
Annapurna Circuit Trek is a classic trekking journey that circumnavigates the huge Annapurna massif. The trail passes through a variety of diverse landscapes, ranging from green sub-tropical rainforest, beautiful valleys and cultivated fields, to wooded alpine and high altitude desert. The trek starts from Beshishahar and follows the River Marshyandi until we reach the highest point-Thorong La Pass (5416 m). En route we will visit many different ethnic villages, meeting with the local people and enjoy frequent spectacular views of gigantic Himalayan Peaks that include Mount Annapurnas and Mount Manaslu. Descending to the west we enter the barren Tibet- like valley of Kali Gandaki which is the world's deepest gorge. At lower altitudes we walk through forests of schima and chestnut up to 2000m and beyond a great many species of oaks and rhododendrons especially in temperate zones at elevation up to 3000m.In this Annapurna region one can discover 30 species of rhododendrons along the trails.
The other highlight of the Annapurna region is one can explore amazing local cultures and different castes and tribes living at lower hills, mid hills and higher altitudes. The Kali Gandaki valley is inhabited by the Thakalis, in lower hills and one can experience Hindu culture and at higher altitudes Buddhist culture. There are many Buddhist monasteries on the high mountains.
Annapurna Circuit Trek is the world’s best walking trail and every trekking enthusiasts must do it. This trek offers comfortable tea house (lodge) and food on the entire route and it is highly recommended for those who are confident of their fitness and stamina.
The 240-km Annapurna Circuit Trek is completely safe. Most of the teahouses located along the route are all safe. A California-based structural engineering company said in a report that quake-related damage in the Annapurna region is ‘negligible’ Lonely Planet has included Annapurna Circuit on top best place to go on 2015 October!
One of the most spectacular mountain amphitheaters with high peaks above 7000m, Snowfield and glaciers, rock walls & ice fluting that burst from a rough, undulating basin, Gorges clothed with dense bamboo jungle and rain forests, Spectacular views of Mt.Annapurna I, II,III, Mt. Machhapuchhare, Mt. Dhauligiri, Experiencing custom, culture & hospitality of the different ethnic communities, An opportunity to climb numerous trekking peaks while on trek, connecting different trekking routes to remote, restricted areas.