Annapurna Circuit Trek in Nepal is one of the most complete trekking packages of Nepal. This trek in Nepal includes variation of uniqueness to its travel itinerary which makes it popular among trekkers and travel enthusiasts. The highest point of this Annapurna trek entails while crossing the Thorang La Pass sitting at an elevation of 5,414m. During this trek in Annapurna circuit, we'll be passing through the dry valley of upper Manang which is also home to isolated settlement of Tibetan-Buddhists, visit the Muktinath region, and the Kali Gandaki valley where world's deepest river gorge lies. This trek in Nepal also gives the travelers a chance to encounter various mountain community and settlements of Gurung, Thakali, and Manangi people.
The Annapurna Circuit trek has been liked by many and is very popular among trekkers in the world since its opening in 1977. The trek begins from Besishahar and goes along the trails of Marshyangdi River accompanied by the amazing views of the Himalayan ranges. Some of the main mountain ranges of the Annapurna region are Mt. Dhulagiri (8,167m), Nilgiri (7,061m), Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna II (7,937m), Tilicho Peak (7,135m), Annapurna III (7,555m), Ganggapurna (7,454m), Chulu (6,584m), Fishtail (6,997m), Mardi Himal (5,553m), and Mount Manaslu ( 8,156m). Three of the mountain peaks among them are above the height of 8,000 meters. The trail goes through the north of the Himalayan range of Nepal on towards the high and dry Tibetan Plateau. This trek even offers an amazing natural hot spring experience to travelers at a place called Tatopani.
This trek in Nepal is however bit strenuous due to the land topography and high altitude. But an enthusiasm for trekking and a little bit of determination will let anyone complete this challenge and it is definitely worth it. Due to the difficulties of crossing the Thorang La pass in Nepal, the circuit is usually walked in a counter-clockwise direction. The Annapurna Circuit trek is a one of the best treks in the world as it offers travelers the opportunity to be close with the Great Himalayas, experience the unique isolated settlements and cultures of Nepal, and be in the foothills of some of the biggest mountain peaks in the world. The best time to do the Annapurna Circuit trek or visit Nepal is during the Spring (March- June) and Fall (Sept-Nov) season however the upper Mustang trek can be done anytime of the year as the weather up there is pretty much the same during the whole time except for the winter.