Around Annapurna Trek

  • Jun 9, 2023
  • Rajesh Thapaliya

Around Annapurna Trek is one of the most exotic and complex Trek packages for visitors in Nepal. Located in the northern part of the Annapurna Region, the Trek offers a lifetime opportunity to experience the country's diverse and rugged white wilderness. However, you can enjoy this region's incomparable natural beauty and cultural glory. The total Trek duration may last up to 3 weeks, during which you will cover almost 250 km of steep, mountainous, and craggy trails.

Annapurna Circuit Trek
Throng La pass (5,416m)

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Around Annapurna, Trekking begins from Besisahar and ends at Pokhara via Manang, Thorong La Pass, Muktinath, Jomsom, and Ghorepani Poon Hill. The major attraction of the Trek is the beautiful panoramic views over different stupendous mountains in Annapurna, Nilgiri, and Dhaulagiri ranges. Thorung La Pass is yet another highlight of the trip, and, at an incredible altitude of 5,416 meters, it also grants sublime Himalayan Scenery. It presents the most imposing challenge on this trek, requiring up to 8 hours or a more significant amount of constant Trekking. Besides the beautiful landscapes, another imposing landmark of this Trek is the great Muktinath Temple. The Vishnu temple is located at 3840 meters and is sacred to Hindu and Buddhist followers.

Frolic Adventure has been offering numerous packages for our customers in this area. Although the spring and autumn seasons are considered the best time for Trekking here, we organize travel bundles throughout the year as per the requirement of our clients. In general, we have separated three significant variations on the AroundAnnapurna Trek:

Make a Circuit Trek Around Annapurna 

Annapurna circuit trek
Annapurna I (8,091m)

The Full Annapurna Circuit trek starts from Lamjung district (Western Nepal). It goes up into the high valley of Manang ( north-western region) and finishes at Pokhara Valley's beautiful and grand spot. It is the primary touristic spot around the entire Himalayas district.

The Trek begins from Besisahar, leads along lush slopes, and passes numerous Gurung and Magar villages. On another walk, you will reach the snow mountain territory passing the pleasant towns of Dharapani and Chame. On leaving the snowcapped forest region and entering the dry cold landscape around Manang Valley (in the nation of Tibetan lifestyle), you will be provided with a rest day to adjust and acclimatize. Further ahead, the venture proceeds towards a higher altitude in the bone-dry, cold landscape. Continuing on the barren landscape, you will arrive at the top of the Thorang La Pass (5,416 m). Later, you will walk downhill to the holy Muktinath temple, a standout amongst the most sacred temples for Hindu and Buddhist followers. There are 108 waterspouts in the backyard of this temple, and it is said that taking a bath in these 108 waterspouts will bring you salvation.

After exploring the temple, we head to Jomsom and follow the Kali Gandaki River towards Tatopani. On reaching Tatopani 'hot spring,' you can enjoy a warm and comfortable bath in a natural hot spring. Later, we begin the Trek on the trail toward Pokhara. The downhill climb will take you to Ghorepani through the cool shade of the rhododendron forest. At Ghorepani, we will visit Poon Hill to enjoy the beautiful mountains with striking dawn views and immediately dive toward Pokhara Valley. The valley is known for its beautiful lakes like Phewa and Begnas, which reflect the crystal clear impression of Annapurna I (8091m) and Machhapuchhre (6997m).

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Half Annapurna Circuit Trek

Jomsom airport

The Annapurna Circuit fly-out from Jomsom is a good trek beginning at around 800 meters from sub-tropical mid-terrains and green valleys. Afterward, the hike explores the barren lands in Manang and Mustang valleys while observing the Himalayas from beautiful viewpoints. During the journey, trekkers get entranced with the wonder of Mt. Annapurna (8091m), the tenth-highest mountain on the planet, and other nearby pinnacles. The courses during the trek showcase true natural beauty navigating through remote valleys, old villages, glaciers, great trails, and forests. The overwhelming part of the trip is going through Thorung La Pass (5416m), the most elevated spot. Similarly, seeing Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest one on the planet, adds another measurement to this thrilling Trek.

The brilliant Annapurna Circuit fly out from Jomsom Trekking gets a head start from Besisahar in Lamjung District. With a continuous climb towards Chame, the Trek passes Manang Valley, Muktinath, and numerous other authentic places before finishing up in Pokhara and returning to Kathmandu. The tours' courses are appropriate for trekking fanatics who need to know the enchanted marvels of transcending mountains. With these astonishing highlights, Annapurna Circuit Trekking is the fantasy of each trekker who wishes to relish Himalayan beauty along picturesque trails.

Tilicho Lake in Annapurna 

Highest lake Tilicho

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake is a lovely blend of trekking in the Annapurna Region. The Tilicho Lake, situated at 4990m, is the highlight of the trek and is believed to be the highest lake on the planet. The circuit Trek takes you around the Annapurna Massif along dramatic deep gorges, lonely mountain passes, relaxing hot springs, Buddhist and Hindu temples, and delightful farming villages.

The trip entails mesmerizing landscapes of the Himalayas, including Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Mt. Manaslu (8163 m), Annapurna South (7219m), Nilgiri (7061m), Tilicho (7134m), and Machhapuchhre (6997m). You also learn about the Tibetan lifestyle that emphatically keeps running in Manang and Mustang valleys. The Trek culminates as you witness the magnificence of the cold blue pool of Tilicho. The views from the lake include several mountains, which are unique and beautiful sights to see.

Beginning from Besisahar, the Annapurna with Tilicho Lake Trek heads north along the Marshyangdi River. Passing villages like Jagat and Dharapani, you enter the holy Swargadwari region. Hereon, you pass Pisang to trek through culturally decorated villages and settle at Manang. Heading west, you tread on icy trails to reach Tilicho Lake. The Trek concludes as you head to Jomsom and Trek south toward Tatopani.

Explore Annapurna Trek

  1. Annapurna Circuit Trek
  2. Annapurna Base Camp Trek
  3. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
  4. Mardi Himal Trek
  5. Jomsom Muktinath Trek
  6. Khopra Danda Trek
  7. Mohare Danda Trek

In Conclusion

Around Annapurna Trek is renowned for hosting some of the most adventurous and diverse Trekking trails. The trek is perfect for enthusiasts who want to get lost in the white wilderness. It is a must-visit Trekking destination to experience all the naturally rich terrain, diverse Tibetan culture, and spectacular vistas around the Annapurna Conservation Area.

Rajesh Thapaliya

Rajesh Thapaliya

Namaste! I am Rajesh, a Nepal travel blogger who provides Nepal travel tips to travellers who are planning to visit Nepal and know about Nepal.

I am a tourism service provider in Nepal So far, I have been to the Nepalese Himalayan base camps as a tour leader and collected lots of information about the Nepalese Himalayas. You can find my experiences in my travel blogs, so it may make it a lot easier for you to travel to Nepal.

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