Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the highest-ranking treks in the world. The Trek revolves around the central part of Nepal in Annapurna Mountain. The trek length for almost 160 to 230 km, relying on how motor transportation is utilized and where the trek will last. The trek map looks like a horseshoe in shape. The standard trip duration will be three weeks the trek will commence from Besisahar and reach to its highest point at Thorang La pass with and altitude of 5416m/17769 ft).
The trek also features the world’s cavernous river George called Kali Gandaki Valley, the arid landmass of Manang, Annapurna I, Jomsom, isolated hamlets, and Muktinath region. Discovering pretty paddy fields, numerous waterfalls, various mountains ranging from 6000 to 8000 m high in altitude, sub-tropical forest, and Tibetan plateau, a traveler will lose himself/herself in the magic of Annapurna region. The stunning view of rhododendron forests, temples, monasteries, highest snowcapped mountain breathtaking landscapes not only lure their heart but also add the sense of proudness in their mind. This trek brings you near familiarizing you with Nepalese topography and civilization. The trek begins in an anti-clockwise direction so that the trekkers will gain altitude slowly and will make our walk easy or stress-free.
The trek has been successful to owe the hearts of thousands of tourist who pass by Annapurna region since it was first opened to a foreigner only in 1977. You will be guided by the experts throughout the trip and you will get an opportunity to scan the tradition and lifestyle of local village people. Manange, Sherpa, Gurung, Magar, Ghale, and Thakali are the native tribe resident of the area. These people somehow partially of fully involved in tourism business and supplies necessary tourist products. These people follow different religion like Buddist and Hindu and share the harmony and unity in diversity within each other.
Geographically the trek route offers lots of climatic zone ranging from Tropic 600m to Artic 5416m. It features four separate landmasses tropical forest at Besisahar, moraine at Manang and arid land in Jomsom Muktinath area, Snowy Mountain in Thorang La pass. Hence the trekkers can observe the diversity of nature, numerous flora, and fauna including medicinal herbs. There are also two rivers flowing through its track namely Kaligandaki and Marshyangdi. Moreover, this trail passes through four districts of Nepal Lamjung, Manang, Mustang, and Myagdi. The trail possesses two hot springs, in the place called Chame and Tatopani where you can take a holy bath or dip and loosen your muscles. The locals have a strong belief that whoever takes a bath or dip in this hot springs or in Natural Taps in Muktinath premises all your sins will be washed away and door to heaven will be opened after death.
Depending on the leisure and time of the tourist the trek can be accomplished from 14 days to 25 days.
Hence the Annapurna Circuit trek is the perfect bundle that incorporates the combination of pleasing beauty, climatic difference, and wealthy ethnic society, indigenous culture, lifestyle and living tradition of the inhabitants dwelling in the region.