Circling the Annapurna in Nepal
One of the most spectacular and rewarding regions for adventure tourism in Nepal is circling the Annapurna, among the tallest Himalayan mountains. This adventure tourism Nepal expedition will traverse four different climatic zones, from 1,500 ft or 400 m to 18,000 feet or 5,400 m and back. This is an opportunity to observe vast contrasts in landscape and vegetation and interact with ten different ethnic groups. The unbeatable experience of walking through quaint lowland villages, lush subtropical forests and the remote almost medieval Manang region and rich variety of flora and fauna is not to be missed.
This adventure tourism Nepal is an opportunity to cross the Throng La pass at 5,416m, into a valley which has the colors, landscape, and terrain similar to Tibet. You can also see the world’s deepest gorge as you pass along the Kaligandaki and walk among the highest mountain peaks in the world. Be sure you are well equipped for this trek with warm clothes and hiking boots. Protection from the reflection of the sun on the snow is vital for your eyes. Also ensure that your guides are from government recognized agencies for adventure tourism Nepal.
The trek starts from the small hillside town of Besisahar and the route follows the entire length of the gorge up to Dharapani. You will have the unique chance to explore forests and villages en route and enjoy the sight of the river cascading down the mountain. The ascent up to Dharapani and beyond takes you into the picturesque Himalayan valley. You will be enchanted by the majestic snow-clad mountains on either side of your path.
The Annapurna range is to the south and the Manaslu range to the north with the Manang valley between them. The tedious climb to cross the Thorong La pass brings you to the famous Muktinath Temple. The most arduous part is over as you descend towards the Kaligandaki River and back up to the hot springs at Tatopani for a night’s rest. Ghorepani is two days trek from here and from here you will descend all the way down to lowlands of Birethanti, having encircled the majestic Mt Annapurna.