Annapurna Circuit also known as Around Annapurna trekking is one of the popular and the most beautiful trekking routes in the Annapurna region. The region is famous for both having trekking in the High Himalayas and exploring the natural wonders and landscape. Similarly, the visitors can explore the blends of cultures and lifestyles of the diverse ethnic groups living alongside the trekking areas as well as the flora and faunas lying as the living museum in the region.
One can explore and enjoy with the panoramic views of Himalayas including of Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna II (7937m) , Mt. Annapurna III (7555m), Mt. Annapurna IV (7525m), Mt. Annapurna south (7219m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m),Mt. Manaslu (8163), Mt. Nilgiri (7041m), Mt. Fishtail also called Machhapuchhare (6998m) , Mt. Hiunchuli (6441m), Mt. Lamjung Himal (6986m),Tukuche peak (6920m), Tilicho peak (7134m) among others. The trail takes along with two-mighty rivers namely Marsyangdi in the east and the Kaligandaki in the west, and takes one over the (5416m)-high Thorung La Pass. The Kaligandaki is the deepest gorge in the world, flanked by the giant Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalaya range.
Annapurna Circuit Trekking begins from Ngadi or Jagat, some six hours drive from Kathmandu and then the trail takes to Dharapani, Chame and making a circuit to Pisang or Manang (3540 m) peak, along the route visitors will have scenic views of Annapurna II (7937m), III (7555m), IV (7525m), and Gangapurna (7455m) and making excursion to the area, return back to Manang village, the trail heads up to ledar (4030m), Thorong Phedi via thorong Pass (5416m), reaches to Muktinath (3800 m) Kagbeni (3100m) and finally at Jomsom (2770m) and fly back to Pokhara and subsequently to Kathmandu.