Annapurna Circuit Trekking
14 Days into the Mighty Annapurna Mountains!
For centuries, the region of the Annapurnas was known to traders all across the ancient world. Here traders joined with Buddhist and Hindu pilgrims as they traveled across the High Himalayas. For the religious pilgrims they were on their way to the sacred temples at Muktinath where the eternal flame always burns as well as to experience the holy waters pouring forth from 108 taps.
The ancient traders were on their way to Tibet on the old salt road, bringing the famous black salt of Tibet from the north and back into India, the Middle East and eventually to Europe. These were hearty and rugged men who would cross the great mountain passes to retrieve this valuable commodity.
The Annapurna Circuit Trekking follows much of the ancient way. It will take you to one of the highest mountain trekking passes at Thorung-La Pass (elev. 5,416 m) for the most incredible, breath-taking view of the highest peaks in the world.
This trek, despite its high elevation, is not a difficult trek. It gradually climbs upwards as you make your way toward Thorung-La Pass. Along the way, you will encounter incredible snowcapped peaks on the vistas while passing along side of fast flowing mountain streams with hidden waterfalls, fields of wildflowers and through dense forests of oak and rhododendron.
The Annapurna Circuit Trekking is considered by many to be the classic Annapurna Trek because it takes you through the very heart of the Annapurna Mountains. There is no shortage of scenery as you begin your journey following along the banks of the swift flowing Marsyangdi River as it bubbles and cascades down from the mountains.
You will eventually meet up with the Kali Gandaki River, passing along the world’s deepest canyon. The sunrise over Pooh Hill will leave you awestruck as you watch the morning sun ascend into the Himalayan skies, illuminating the snowcapped peaks from grey to pink and finally to brilliant white.
There is one day of acclimatization at the picturesque Gurung village of Manang. All along the way, there are wonderful villages that feature amazing cultural diversity. Many places in the world talk about multi-culturalism, but in the Annapurna Mountains of Nepal, it successfully happens here. All of the various ethnic groups have preserved their culture and language while living in peace and harmony with their neighbors. And these mountain people will welcome you into their homes and villages.
The Annapurna Circuit Trek is just 16 actual days of trekking, with a day of sightseeing in Kathmandu where you will experience several of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. There is also time to enjoy the lakeside city of Pokhara, known for its stunning views of the Annapurna peaks which reflect in the beautiful blue waters of Lake Phewa.
The Annapurna Circuit Trekking is a popular trek and Nepal Tibet Tours and Treks is pleased to be able to offer this amazing trek as part of its regular itinerary. Your representative at Nepal Tibet Tours and Treks can help you to put together all of the details for this trek in order to make your Nepal Holiday a delightful one. Be sure to ask your representative at Nepal Tibet Tours and Treks today about doing this, or any other trek or adventure in both Nepal and Tibet.