Annapurna Circuit stands as Nepal’s most popular and appealing trekking destination. It’s a 21-day adventure starting from Pokhara and makes a circuit around the magnificent Annapurna mountains.
The trek blends in rugged trans-Himalayan trekking routes with diverse topographical features and ethnic communities. And that’s just the beginning of its exquisiteness. Here are the top 5 reasons why you should choose the Annapurna Circuit for your next trekking adventure.
- A Whole Lot Of Mountain Peaks
Walking on rugged trans-Himalayan trails while being surrounded by humongous mountain peaks is perhaps the most magical feeling you’ll experience in the Annapurna Circuit Trek. The panoramic view of the Annapurna range from up close is just magnificent. That’s not the end though, the soaring Macchapuchhre mountain peak is beautiful and gives meaning to its name-Fishtail.
Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Lamjung, and Gangapurna are among many peaks of the Himalayan range that you’ll be walking beside throughout the trek.
- Thorong La Pass
Towering at an elevation of 5,416 meters, Thorong La is a high mountain pass that is also the most challenging as well as the most rewarding part of your Annapurna Trek. It connects Manang with the holy land of Muktinath. It’s the highest vantage point in the Annapurna Circuit and you’ll be handsomely rewarded with jaw-dropping views of the Annapurna Ranges and everything surrounding the region.
- Great Food and Accommodation
Thanks to the world-renown popularity of this trek, the trekking route is mapped with amazing hotels, teahouses, and homestays.
Although western food such as pizza, pasta, bread are all readily available, local food is the way to go when on this trek. You’ll not only be served with everything fresh and seasonal but also be ingesting a part of Nepal itself.
Traditional Dal Bhat is the most common meal in Nepal, but region-wise you’ll find Annapurna Apple Pie, Dhido(Polenta), Tibetan bread, Yak Cheese, and much more.
- Hotsprings at Jhinu Danda
Midway through the trek, you’ll come across hot springs in Jhinu Danda. These are natural hot springs that reward you with a well-deserved break and wash away your fatigue and sweat. As soon as you’re out of the pools of hot water, you’ll be fresh as new to take on the rest of the journey.
Pokhara, the place where the Annapurna Circuit Trek and many of Nepal’s top trekking adventures begin. This place isn’t called the tourist hub of Nepal for nothing, there’s bungee, rafting, paragliding, boating, caves, lakes, cycling, and much more you can enjoy in Pokhara. It is where the sweetest and most unforgettable memories are made.