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Annapurna Circuit Trekking

         World Famous  pass Throng-la Pass (5416m)

Annapurna Circuit Trekking attracts a relatively high number of trekkers in Nepal. As the name itself suggests, this trail goes on a circuitous route around the entire Annapurna massifs, visiting the Tibet-like country on the northern slopes of the Himalaya and the dramatic Kali Gandaki Gorge. Much of the trek is through lowland country, but there is one high pass, ‘Thorong La’ (5416m). The trail over the pass is steep but in good shape and not hard to follow. This is one point of the entire circuit where you really feel you are amidst the mountains. However, you should be aware of altitude sickness and be prepared for weather extremes as the Thorong La is notorious for changing its moods. The pass is usually snowbound and uncrossable from mid-December to mid-April.

 

The Kali Gandaki Gorge is another spell binding part of this trip. Known to be the world’s deepest river gorge, the trail up to the Jomsom and Upper Mustang actually goes side by side with the river giving the lonely trekker company and groups something to talk about. Thus, the Annapurna Circuit is an extraordinary trek, truly one of the world’s best. It requires at least three weeks. But due to the popularity of this route, it can sometimes tend to be crowded.

 

 

Highlights of the Trekking
Spectacular views of Annapurna, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri ranges, fascinating landscapes of Mustang, Muktinath temple (Hinduism and Buddhism), Manang, Marpha, Braga village, large numbers of monasteries, Kaligandaki gorge etc.

 

Recent pictures of Annapurna Circuit Trekking.

 

 

 

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