Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit & Thorang la trekking is an adventurous trek offers a life time experience, a complete scenic journey beneath the world’s 7th and 10th highest mountains Annapurna 8,091 and Dhaulagiri at 8,167 meters, which plunges below Kali Gandaki River, forming world’s deepest gorge as the walk leads on the both side of massif Annapurna mountain range, walking towards North and ending on the southern area on this amazing trekking.
On this adventurous and scenic journey offering great panorama of world’s highest peaks with close up views of Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545ft) Annapurna South (7,219m-23,693ft), Gangapurna (7,455m-24,457ft) and Annapurna III (7,555m-24,787ft) Lamjung Himal 6,931 m and towards east worlds 8th highest Mt. Manaslu 8,163 m, Pisang peak 6,091m, Chulu East 6,584 m, Chulu West 6,419m and the massive range of world’s 7th highest
Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,167 meters with adjoining Nilgiris, Tukuche peaks and Vara Shikar / Annapurna Fang with Mt. Machhapuchhre ‘Fish-Tail’ 6,997 m.
Annapurna Circuit trek begins from Lamjung unto the high valley of Manang area, and then completing at picturesque and most scenic place at Pokhara valley, the main touristic spot around whole Himalaya region, with crystal clear lakes where it catches reflection of Annapurna Mountains on its serene Lake Phewa and Begnas.
Trek leads above greenery landscapes of mid hills passing many traditional villages of Gurung and Magar tribes, walk heads closer to snow capped mountains area and towards enchanting alpine climatic zone with nice charming villages of Dharapani and Chame.
On leaving the alpine woodland area entering dry arctic terrain around Manang valley in the country of Tibetan way of life in culture, tradition, religions, at Manang with rest day to acclimatize before heading higher to Thorang-la pass.
After a good rest day and being acclimatized, journey continues to higher in the arid, arctic terrain reaching the highest spot of this adventure at Thorang-la pass with an altitude of 5,416 m / 17,700 ft high offering tremendous panorama surrounding this beautiful, rugged spot.
From the top enjoying the success of the climb, walk leads downhill to holy Muktinath area, one of the most holy pilgrimage places for Hindu and Buddhist since earlier times.
Muktinath, which means Liberation, pilgrims visits here for prayer and to liberate from the bad life time, from here we take a jeep or bus ride for 4-5 hours to Tatopani, as the trekking trails has turned into a motorable road since last few years, taking a motor ride will save a few days of walks.
Journey finally reaches at Tatopani ‘hot spring’ around sub tropic warm and low area, after an enjoyable time at Tatopani starting the trek on the trail to Pokhara with a climb most of the way to Ghorepani through cool shade of rhododendron forested, at Ghorepani visit Poon Hill for wide panorama of snow capped mountains with striking sunrise views, and from here descend towards Pokhara via the scenic route passing Tadapani, Ghandruk, Landruk and ending at Dhampus for overnight and the drive to scenic Pokhara valley, and then lastly back in the hustle bustle city life of Kathmandu after a remarkable and memorable time in the high mountains trekking Annapurna Circuit.