The Annapurna Circuit is one of the world's most awe-inspiring treks, and since 1977 has been one of Nepal’s classics. Our route takes you through a fascinating variety of landscapes and cultures, from the sub-tropical lower Marsyangdi Valley where Hindu (Gurung and Thakali) settlements dominate to the predominately Buddhist areas of the northern arid Tibetan Plateau. The contrast could not be more dramatic or diverse (in an interesting way!).
Along the Marsyangdi Khola, on easy trails and suspension bridges, through rice terraces and forests, you will slowly gain altitude and acclimatise in preparation for the ascend towards the arid Tibetan plateau with stunning and extremely close-up views of snowy and glaciated high peaks such as Mt. Annapurna II, III and IV.
This remote area supports lonly pine, juniper and scrub rhododendron incluiding areas with glacial moraines. All the way through you will get changing and fantastic landscapes. The higher we get the more mountainous the landscapes become with climax being the crossing of the Thorung La Pass at 5,416m, the world's widest mountain pass. Reaching Thorong La is one of this trip's highlights and will be rewarded with a feeling of achievement along with great views.
If you are able to walk 5-6 hours a day, including a couple of rest days for acclimatisation, then you can do this trek.
We are looking forward to providing you with a fantastic trip.