About Annapurna Circuit Trek - 11 Days
Trek to the Annapurna Circuit Trek, a mesmerizing journey through the breathtaking landscapes of the Annapurna region in Nepal. Nepal Spirit Adventure is thrilled to present this incredible 11-day trekking experience that will take you on a remarkable adventure around the Annapurna massif.
As you embark on this iconic trek, you will be captivated by the ever-changing scenery, from lush green valleys to arid high-altitude landscapes. The Annapurna Circuit Trek offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural encounters, and thrilling trekking challenges.
During this 11-day journey, you will traverse through charming traditional villages, encounter warm-hearted locals, and witness their unique way of life. Along the trail, you will be surrounded by towering snow-capped peaks, including Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu, providing awe-inspiring vistas at every turn.
Nepal Spirit Adventure is committed to providing a safe and memorable trekking experience. Our experienced guides will accompany you throughout the journey, offering valuable insights into the local culture, traditions, and natural wonders.
How We Can Start Adventure Annapurna Circuit Trek - Route Overview
The Adventure Annapurna Circuit Trek begins with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar, the starting point of the trek. From Besisahar, the trail follows the Marshyangdi River, passing through diverse landscapes and charming villages.
The trek gradually ascends through terraced fields, rhododendron forests, and rocky terrain, offering stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Along the way, you'll encounter traditional Gurung and Thakali communities, immersing yourself in their rich culture and hospitality.
As the trek progresses, you'll reach higher altitudes, crossing the famous Thorong La Pass at an elevation of 5,416 meters. This challenging section rewards you with breathtaking panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.
Descending from the pass, the trail takes you through the arid landscapes of Mustang, with its unique Tibetan-influenced culture and ancient monasteries. You'll pass through picturesque villages like Kagbeni and Jomsom both villages famous for apples, Long holiday trekkers can finish the trek via Marpaha, Ghasa, and Tatopani, where you can relax in natural hot springs.
Acclimatization day at Manang
During the Adventure Annapurna Circuit Trek, one of the key highlights is the acclimatization day in Manang. After several days of ascending to higher altitudes, it is essential to take a rest day in Manang for acclimatization purposes.
Manang is a picturesque village located at an altitude of approximately 3,540 meters. The acclimatization day in Manang allows trekkers to adapt to the increasing altitude and thinning air before ascending further.
On this day, trekkers have the opportunity to explore the village and its surroundings. You can take a leisurely hike to nearby viewpoints or visit the Gangapurna Lake and glacier. The stunning views of the Annapurna mountain range and the serene landscapes of Manang Valley are truly captivating.
Thorong La Pass 5,416m | 17,769ft.
Thorong La Pass is one of the major highlights of the Adventure Annapurna Circuit Trek. Situated at an elevation of 5,416 meters, it is the highest point along the trekking route and marks the crossing between the Manang and Mustang districts in Nepal.
Crossing Thorong La Pass is a challenging and exhilarating experience. It requires careful planning, physical endurance, and acclimatization to the high altitude. The pass offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks, including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu.
Reaching the top of Thorong La Pass is a moment of accomplishment and celebration for trekkers. It symbolizes the culmination of their efforts and perseverance throughout the Annapurna Circuit Trek. The panoramic views from the pass, surrounded by towering peaks and vast mountain ranges, create a sense of awe and admiration for the natural beauty of the Himalayas.
Muktinath means Nirvana (Freedom or Liberation) from here a long descent to Kali-Gandaki to reach Jomsom town (headquarters town of Mustang district) where this remarkable adventure Annapurna Circuit Trek concludes with a short scenic flight to picturesque Pokhara city a popular and famous touristic place with its pristine lakes Phewa and Begnas in the backdrop of high Annapurna Himalaya.
Visiting Muktinath is not just a religious endeavor but also a chance to explore the rich cultural heritage of the region. The local Thakali people, with their warm hospitality and unique traditions, add a distinct charm to the pilgrimage experience.
Muktinath is a place of devotion, tranquility, and spiritual awakening. Whether one seeks religious fulfillment or simply wishes to witness the majestic Himalayan beauty, a visit to Muktinath is a memorable and cherished experience.