This trip allows ample time to immerse you in the fantastic Himalayan environment. The Annapurna region offers an excellent trek through the huge Himalayan range with the high pass of Thorung-la at 5,416m (17700 ft).
The trek begins following the raging Marsyangdi River all the way to its source at near Manang, then leads through a beautiful valley following well established trails and passing traditional villages, forests, and snow covered passes. The walk continues with constant views of the massive mid Himalayan range along with its rich multi culture, Himalayan wildlife and serene verdant forest of oaks, rhododendron, hemlocks, pines, and Himalayan maple trees which remind you of the ever present beauty and majesty as you engage in your trek. The Annapurna Circuit is one of the most popular treks not only in Nepal but in the world, and the Kali Gandaki Valley is renowned as being Nepal’s most prosperous region. This is due in part to the Trans Himalayan & Salt Trade Route which passes through this region all the way to Tibet. This section of the area is surprisingly wild and scenically varied. There are many settlements and isolated lodges and tea houses, all with open areas surrounded by enchanting forest and impressive views. Again, this trek has gained its reputation as one of the most renowned treks in the world; and this is due in part to the incredible views of the of the three highest 8000m mountain range Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and Mt. Manaslu, plus an array of over 6000m snow capped peaks.
The trek leads towards a glacial lake in Manang, through the rural farm villages, and terraced farm fields from the sub-tropic climate to the arctic landscape and through the rain forest to the alpine woodlands. The dramatic deep valleys and mountain scenery is the foremost reason for this trek, and the experience is truly awe-inspiring. Further north is inhabited by the Manang people of Tibetan origin. Our trek follows the Yak country and finally over to the Thorung-la, 5,420m pass with amazing views of the surrounding landscapes and magnificent peaks. After the strenuous walk up to the top of Thorung-la, we reach the highest point of this trek. The trail descends most of the way to Pokhara passing through the holy site of Muktinath.
Muktinath is the headwater source of the sacred Kali Gandaki River. The deepest gorge in the world is located here, due to the Kali Gandaki River. You will also pass the charming villages of Jomsom, Marpha-Tukuche, and Tatopani (hot spring). We end our trek at Pokhara, one of the most picturesque places on this earth.