Full Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the world's classic and the most diverse trekking route. The journey to Annapurna circuit trekking follows the ancient Nepal-Tibet Salt trading route, which has helped in the flow of exceptional culture and religions. Tibetan Mahayana, Buddhism, Hinduism, and the mysterious Bon – Po religion still co-exist and interpenetrate one another. This epic Full Annapurna Circuit Trek used to be one of the world’s No. 1 Trekking destinations due to the diversity in its unique culture and variant topography. The pure diversity of the region, the thrill of crossing a high mountain Thorang-La pass, and the exotic views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu ranges are the hallmarks of this Full Annapurna circuit trip. Together with the ever-changing landscape you will be exposed to a variety of ethnic cultures from lowland Thakali villages to high Buddhist settlements near the border of Tibet and visit the deepest gorge in the world.
Your Full Annapurna circuit trek adventure begins through terraced farmland, temperate forest, and alpine meadows, before entering the high valleys with the glacier-dolloped Annapurna’s towering almost 5000 m above you. Annapurna circuit which is approximately 248 km/154 miles in total length journeys through 5 different districts namely – Lamjung, Manang, Mustang, Myagdi, and Kaski which therefore truly illustrates its diversity making it one of the most beautiful destinations of all. Though now you have a jeep-able roadway that takes you all the way to Manang and to the other side you can drive from Muktinath all the way to Pokhara yet the charm of being there is still alive. Trekkers still enjoy the fascination of trekking through this valley skipping the jeep road time and again.
An epic journey around Annapurna massive - the experience of the diverse ethnicity, culture, tradition, and lifestyles
We either stay at Base Camp or High Camp and star earliest in the morning basically to skip the harsh chill factor in the top of Thorang La (5416 m/17,769 ft). The views from the Thorong la pass is truly spectacular, spreads from the northwest Once Forbidden Kingdom of Mustang to the incredible mountain ranges of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri to the south. Descend towards Kaligandiki valley from the pass is challenging but rewarding as we trek to the shrine of Muktinath enjoying and exploring the arid beauty of the Tibetan plateau. We drive from Muktinath all the way to Tatopani (natural hot spring) and stay overnight with a relaxing dip in the hot spring to ease our tired muscles. The next days trek to Ghorepani and then walking to Poonhill for the view is yet another highlight of this trip. Most of the trekkers with a limited time frame take flight from Jomsom to Pokhara also to avoid the newly made motor road while trekking down from Jomsom to Tadapani.