"Escape into high Himalayan Mountains and remote picturesque villages, unwinding in a serene surrounding and enjoying the warm hospitality of the locals."
Annapurna Circuit Trek explores the beautiful Annapurna region and takes you to the top of Thorong La Pass (5,416 m) that offers a spectacular mountain landscape. It is one of the most famous treks in the Himalayas because of its perfect balance of adventure, occasional off-the-beaten tracks, and rich cultural experience. The trail goes through lush green forests, home to diverse species of floras and faunas.
The Annapurna Circuit trail is resided by people of different communities. However, You will see a good harmony of Hinduism and Buddhism along the way. The trail includes hundreds of years old monasteries and temples. You will visit the Barga monastery, Milarepa Cave, and Muktinath Temple. The trail, then gradually descends through lovely apple orchards and beautiful narrow alleyways to Tatopani, which is famous for its natural hot springs. Then spend a night in the famous Ghorepani village and witness gorgeous sunrise from Poon Hill.
Himalayan mountains like Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m), Mt. Fishtail (6,993 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Ganesh Himal (7,422 m), Mt. Manaslu (8,156 m), Lamjung Himal (6,972 m), Tilicho Peak (7,134 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), and many others will accompany you throughout the trek. We have designed our Annapurna Circuit Trek itinerary, adding ample rest days and ideal night stops to make sure that you get to have the best of the Annapurna region and nothing left behind. We also have short 12 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek if you have shorter holidays for the Annapurna Circuit Trek.
Major Attractions of Annapurna Circiut Trek
Sightseeing in Kathmandu
We have added a guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu in our Annapurna Circuit Trek package. The tour is supervised by a professional and experienced tour guide. The tour includes a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the sacred Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, Swayambhunath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. You may get a few extra hours on your last day in Kathmandu to visit other tourist sites as well.
Adventurous trail and scenic views
The trail you will be following during the Annapurna Circuit Trek is packed with adventures and thrills. Trekking through remote mountain villages, dense forests, and pastures, you will be crossing numerous suspension bridges over surging rivers. Not only that, there are many steeps, and rugged paths as well throughout the trail include pass, gorge, and narrow alleyways.
Explore beautiful Manang village
Manang is one of the famous villages in Nepal that offers breathtaking views and some crazy outdoor activities. You can visit ancient monasteries like Paraken Gompa (3,945 m) or around 600 years old Braga Gompa. Likewise, you can also visit the Milarepa Cave or follow a picturesque trail to the beautiful Khangsar village.
There are also stunning lakes like the Ice Lake (4,620 m) and Gangapurna Lake around Manang village, where you can go on a short excursion. Besides these excursions, Manang village has got a museum, cinema hall, and several shops to explore. Horse riding is among some of the sports you can do here.
Observe the daily lifestyle and culture of locals
People from several different communities reside in Manang. They speak different languages and practice different values. During your stay here, you can observe and get to live their simple but satisfying lifestyle. You can see the culture and traditions of these people. Moreover, while visiting the monasteries, you will come across centuries-old statues, murals, inscriptions, and paintings.
Cross Thorong La Pass
Thorong La Pass (5,416 m) is the highest and most challenging pass in the Himalayas to cross. The trail is very dangerous and requires steep climbing. You have to use fixed ropes and other gears to cross the pass. From the top of the pass, the views of the surrounding mountains are phenomenal.
Visit Muktinath Temple & Kali Gandaki Gorge
Muktinath Temple is situated at 3,800 meters, making it one of the highest temples in the world. This temple has significant religious values to both Hindus and Buddhists. The temple dates back to 10th CE (Common Era - means after 0 years) as per Sri Vaishnava literature and 568 BCE (Before Common Era - Before 0 year) as per Buddhism. From Muktinath, the trail goes along the Kali Gandaki gorge, which is the deepest gorge in the world.
Enjoy natural hot spring in Tatopani Village
Tatopani is famous for natural hot springs. Travelers take a break here to enjoy the hot spring. You have to pay a few bucks to take the service. The hot springs are believed to cure skin disease in sore muscles after long treks.
Spend a night in picturesque Ghorepani village and hike to Poon Hill
Surrounded by rhododendron forests and snow-capped mountains, Ghorepani is one of the most famous villages in the Annapurna region. Resided by people from different communities, you will get an opportunity to spend some quality time amidst locals. Before leaving the Village, you hike to Poon Hill viewpoint (3,210 m) that offers gorgeous sunrise and stunning views of the western Himalayan Mountains.