There are many wonderful trekking destinations in the Annapurna region. Annapurna Base Camp Trek and Poon Hill Trek have always been the favorites amongst domestic and international trekkers. More recently, Mardi Himal trek has also been gaining popularity. But the 16 day Annapurna Circuit Trek is a unique trekking route in this region.
While trekking in the Annapurna Circuit, you will encircle the Annapurna Massif. So the views of the mountains like Annapurna Massif, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Tilicho Peak, Pisang Peak etc. will continue to astound you almost throughout your trip.
Annapurna Circuit trek starts after a bus ride from Kathmandu to Chamje. From there, you will get to some of the most beautiful villages in Nepal like Manang and Jomsom. You will also cross Thorong La Pass, which lies at an altitude of 5416 meters.
The total length of the Annapurna Circuit trek is 160-230 kilometers. The length is dependent upon the number of places you want to trek along the way. The high altitude of Thorong La pass and the length of the trek makes it a bit more demanding than other treks in the Annapurna Region.
As the trek is a tad demanding, you need to bring all the appropriate gear. As you might be a climbing quite a few uphills, a trekking pole might give you some comfort during the trip. Make sure that you also pack appropriately for Thorong La pass.
Trekking in Annapurna Circuit will also take you to the beautiful temple of Muktinath and the deepest gorge in the World- Kali Gandaki gorge.
You can also enjoy the mountains in the Annapurna Region on a flight to Pokhara from Jomsom on your way back. In addition, there is also a trip to the gorgeous valley of Pokhara on your way back. The sightseeing tour in Kathmandu to the World Heritage Sites before trekking in Annapurna Circuit adds beauty to this trip.
All in all, Annapurna Circuit Trek is a fantastic trekking destination in the beautiful Annapurna Region and other surrounding towns and villages. A trip there will surely give you memories of a lifetime.