Annapurna Circuit trek is considered as one of the best long treks in the world. Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) completed alternative trekking route in 2006 and named them NATT (New Annapurna Trekking Trails) and finally back in 2012 NATT was renamed to Natural Annapurna Trekking trail. Nepal Sanctuary Treks use new NATT trail to trek to south of Annapurna and to avoid the road.
Since Annapurna circuit opened to foreign trekkers in 1977, the Annapurna Circuit Trek has become renowned as one of the most spectacular trekking routes in the world with lush green valleys and charming villages with remarkable snow-capped views of the white Himalayas as a backdrop.
Also recognized as a classic Himalayan trek, the climax of circuit trek is traversing crossing Annapurna massif reaching the zenith at formidable Thorong La Pass- the highest pass of the world. The attractive view of the mountains like Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Nilgiri, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri and other adjacent peaks from the pass is extremely dazzling.
Moreover, it is at the very edge of the Tibetan plateau and affords unsurpassed panoramic views of Annapurna peaks. Standing in a popular spiritual hub – Muktinath and admiring the views of mountains around this place is a wonderful experience. The eternal flame burning in the temple is a majestic view to see.
Furthermore, Annapurna Circuit Trek also takes us to Manang, Jomsom region which again gets us acquainted with the diverse Nepalese landscape and culture.
This magnificent trek leads you to the picturesque hamlet, inhabited by a wide diversity of people from different ethnic groups, offering spectacular and majestic views of the Himalayas. The Annapurna Circuit trek trails through series of settlements around Annapurna region which comprises the community of wide ethical group such as Gurung, Sherpa, Magars, and Thakali.
This is an unmatched trek that combines the Marsyangdi Valley and the sacred Kali Gandaki Valley. We trek through the world's deepest Kali Gandaki gorge with Annapurna I rising to 8091 m to the east and Dhaulagiri soaring at 8167 m to the west. Literally, it is hard to define the magnificence of the mountains and the sense of wonder you feel walking amongst these giants, you cannot justly be described by words or captured by a picture.
Our Annapurna circuit trekking commences as you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport followed by beautiful Kathmandu Introductory tour around the culturally affluent capital city of Kathmandu. Annapurna circuit trekking starts at Besisahar as we follow our trails through raging Marshyangdi river valley.
Observing the nature at its best from energizing forest walks, deepest gorges of Kaligandaki to picturesque landscapes along with cultural insights, we march further towards challenging Thorung la pass at a high elevation of 5416 meters above sea level. This pass holds both threats as well as excitement to the trekkers, enough to get you goosebump. And finally, arrive at the prominent pilgrimage site of Muktinath. Along the way, we will be embracing abundant of blessings from Muktinath all the way to the windy town of Jomsom. From Jomsom, we take a scenic flight to Pokhara and onto Kathmandu.
Annapurna circuit trekking is a challenging trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal that needs quite a good level of fitness level with that desire towards discovering new places and conquering an ultimate high pass.