Around Annapurna Trek

  • Apr 9, 2022
  • Rajesh Thapaliya

Around Annapurna Trek is one of the most exotic and difficult trek packages for visitors in Nepal. Located in the northern part of the Annapurna region, the trek offers you a lifetime opportunity to experience the diverse and rugged white wilderness of the country. However, you can also enjoy the incomparable natural beauty and cultural glory of this region. 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 begin from Besisahar and ends at Pokhara via Manang, Thorung La Pass, Muktinath, Jomsom, and Ghorepani Poonhill. 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 astounding 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 greater 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 both Hindu as well as Buddhist followers.

Frolic Adventure has been offering numerous packages in this pertinent area for our customers. 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 3 major variations on the Around Annapurna Trek:

Make a Circuit Around Annapurna Trek

Annapurna circuit trek
Annapurna I (8,091m)

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

The trek begins from Besisahar and leads along lush slopes and passes numerous Gurung and Magar villages. On further walking, you will reach the snow mountain territory passing pleasant villages 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 on, you will then 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 get to enjoy a warm and comfortable bath in a natural hot spring. Later, we begin the trek on the trail towards Pokhara. The downhill climb will take you to Ghorepani through the cool shade of rhododendron forest. At Ghorepani, we will then visit Poon Hill to enjoy the beautiful mountains with striking dawn views and immediately dive towards 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 Around Annapurna Trek

Annapurna circuit trek
Jomsom airport

The Annapurna Circuit fly out from Jomsom is an exemplary trek beginning at around 800 meters from sub-tropical mid terrains and green valleys. Afterwards, the trek 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, antiquated villages, glaciers, grand trails, and forests. The overwhelming part of the trip is going through Thorung La Pass (5416m), the most elevated spot in the trip. 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 back to Kathmandu. The courses on the trek are appropriate for trekking fanatics who need to get 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 Around Annapurna Trek

Annapurna circuit trek
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, desolate mountain passes, relaxing hot springs, Buddhist and Hindu temples, and delightful farming villages.

The trip entails mesmerizing landscapes of the Himalayas, including the Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m) Mt. Manaslu (8163 m), Annapurna South (7219m), Nilgiri (7061m), Tilicho (7134m), and Machhapuchhre (6997m). You also get a chance to find out about the Tibetan lifestyle that emphatically keeps running in Manang and Mustang valleys. The trek culminates as you witness the magnificence of the blue cold pool of Tilicho. The views from the lake include several mountains which are genuinely special and wonderful 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 towards 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, Treks are renowned to host some of the most adventurous and diverse trekking trails. Overall, the trek is a perfect fit for enthusiasts who want to get lost in the true 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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