Annapurna Circuit Trek
Visitors trekking in Nepal flock to the foothills of the majestic Annapurna mountain range to take on the Annapurna Circuit Trek. The entire mountain range is a variety of breathtaking summits, snow capped peaks, beautiful forests and a historical sites along the way. It is all these amazing features that attracts trekkers and visitors from all over the world to Nepal’s most popular trekking route.
The Annapurna Circuit Trek can be very challenging as the terrain is really strenuous in certain places and trekkers are therefore required to be physically fit to complete the trek. Many of the small summits along the way reach over 26,545 feet and acclimatization and rest is essential. The recommended months to hike the Annapurna Circuit Trek is February, June and September to December. September to December is ideal for visitors who want to enjoy the beauty of the area since days are bright and skies are usually clear.
Climbers often use the Annapurna Base Camp as a resting point, before making their way back to Kathmandu. Surrounding the Annapurna Base Camp and mountain range, are many small and hidden villages to explore, fascinating monasteries, spectacular glaciers and the deepest gorge in the world, the Kali Gandaki Gorge. When trekking the Annapurna Circuit Trek from the Marsyandi River, trekkers will encounter the Manang Valley that travels through the some of the small villages such as Braga and Chamje. Most daunting, is the Thorong La Pass. Most trekkers take on the 17,771 foot pass during the night which might sound a little unachievable but guides try to get their visitors through the pass to enjoy the magnificent views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Pokhara in the shimmering light of the sunrise.
The diversity of the landscape and terrain makes the Annapurna Circuit Trek a unique and unforgettable experience. Weary trekkers can enjoy a relaxing day at the Tatopani hot springs and look forward to the spectacular views that lie ahead. Trekking in Nepal is a wonderful experience and, with so much to see and experience on the Annapurna Circuit Trek, it is no surprise that it has grown in popularity and sees thousands of trekkers on the mountain each year.