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Top 8 places to visit in Annapurna Circuit Trek

January 29, 2020

Top 8 places to visit in Annapurna Circuit Trek


Annapurna circuit trek is one of the most popular walking trails in the world and it is also known as an Annapurna round trek. There are many beautiful things to explore, but at least you should be aware about top 8 places to visit Annapurna circuit trek.

The Annapurna Circuit trek takes you from a low loop of Annapurna massif to pine forest in the higher elevation throughout the barren Landscapes and shows you a spectacular mountain range in the Annapurna region.

It is a massif area, where there are more than ten different treks ranging from 3 days up to a month, but the most versatile routes are no doubt The Annapurna circuit trek.

The Top 8 places to visit in the Annapurna Circuit Trek gives you so make useful information, which will make your very comfortable and safe Holiday.

You begin your trek from the Greenland valley on a low alleviation than day by day the route takes you to the leafy pine forest area, the next route leads you to the top of the Thorong La pass, as it is situated at 5,416 meters from the sea level. Once you reach there to the top of Thorong La, you can observe entire Snow cap Mountains, valley and crystal clear blue sky, similarly this trek is tailored to outfit a shorter slow pace as per your desire.

However, Annapurna circuit trekking in Nepal has been the best trail ever to explore the real authentic Culture, Landscapes, high mountains and magical verdant forest.

Facts of Annapurna Circuit trek:

Trekking Days: 8 up to 18 days,

Total walking distance: 1,61 km-2,29 km,

Accommodation: Local Lodges & Tea Houses,

Trek Begins: Besisahar or Bhulbhule,

Trek Ends at: Nayapul than Drive to Pokhara,

Maximum elevation: Thorong- La pass- 5416 meters,

Most Exciting spot: Thorong-La.

Highlights of the trek:

  • Unique Trekking experiences throughout the traditional Gurung and Tibetan villages,
  • Enjoy the mesmerizing view of the Massif Annapurna Himalayan Range,
  • Introduce with local people, Explore local, remote life and their organic farming,
  • Visit Historical and Cultural Monastery along the way,
  • Enjoy the breathtaking view from Thorong-la pass top at 5,416 m,
  • Visit beautiful Muktinath temple, Monastery and arid landscape along the way soon…

1. Spectacular Marshyangdi River valley and Kali Gandaki Valley

The Annapurna circuit trek begins from Kathmandu by 7 hours bus drive along the Trisuli River than to Marshyangdi river valley to reach Besisahar or the next Bhulbhule. In this beautiful trek the, walking trails lead you along the valley and connect you one to another valley via the Thorong La pass.

We begin our Annapurna circuit trek generally from Besisahar and Bhulbhule but if you are short on time, you can still take a jeep and skip few walking days. Along the route of Annapurna circuit trek, you will pass Topographical features, a magical Marsyangdi valley which is located in the Northern-Central part of Nepal.

This trek is bit adventure and takes about 2 weeks to complete it, but no confusion while you are walking in this region you can collect so many real memories from an up-close distance, phenomenal high Mountain view, varied Climate, and unbelievable biodiversity.

Furthermore, you can also collect such a wonderful moments and memories about the route, warm local hospitality, fresh food, clean and private room, hot shower, Wi-Fi and many more to see and explore.

After you few days of exciting walks, you can reach to the top of the Thorong La pass, which is one of the most popular spots to enjoy the snow cap mountain view, we then Descent to Muktinath temple, spent a relaxing night there than we trek steep down to the Kali Gandaki valley, which is flat and wide bank river. The route is just along the bank and at the same time to the other side of the hill you can see a beautiful aired landscapes and natural caves.

2. The View massif Annapurna Mountain Range and more…

The most exciting things during Annapurna circuit trek is to enjoy the splendid view of Annapurna mountain range and Neighboring peaks. After few days walk from Besisahar, you got to see the already wonderful Annapurna Mountain View, similarly after reaching the top of Thorong La passes the view of the valley and sky touching mountains are just surroundings.

However, during this beautiful 2 weeks holiday, you can encounter unbelievable high mountains, local Culture, customs, verdant forest, arid landscapes and most popular Thorong la pass-5,416 m.

No doubt, there are so many Mountain peaks and High popular mountain, but the view of Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna II (7,937 m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail- 6,993 m), Nilgiri south, Nilgiri North, Mt. Gagapurna, Massif Lamjung peak, Pisang peak, Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m) and many more to see.

3. Wonderful Adventure Thorong La Pass

Thorong- La pass is a highest spot during the beautiful Annapurna Circuit trek. It is also known as Thorung La somewhere, however, it is situated in the north of Annapurna Mountain range at 5,416 meters and it’s located in the central part of Nepal. There are two beautiful peaks called Yakawa and Khatung establishing Thorong La pass. The pass is not only a view station during Annapurna circuit trek it is also like as a border and connecting two differ popular mountain district.

The total trekking distance during Annapurna circuit trek is not really fixed as it has quite some alternative options; however, roughly it is about 160km to 230 km.

The next, after reaching at Thorong top, you just forget all the pain that you have been suffering since few days and get tears in your eyes because that is your highest point in this trek and also your major goal to be thus, reaching at Thorong la makes you feel proud and remarkable trip.

4. Historical and Cultural Muktinath Temple

Muktinath is another good spot to stop in Annapurna circuit trek. It is a popular admired cultural site located in the central north part of Nepal.

After crossing adventure Thorongla pass, you reach straight to Muktinath temple, as it is popular pilgrim site for Hindu and Buddhist people both. It is a truly sacred Hindu temple; this is why there are hundreds of pilgrim visits.

Muktinath is located at 3,850 meter high on the edge of the massif Dry Mountain, from where you can see such a wonderful Kaligandaki valley view, Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri view and other neighboring mountains.

This temple is made of wood, stone and soil traditionally and there are fixed 108 water sprouts on the wall that people come and get showered from that tap. The people believe that after taking a shower from that holy place they can wash their previous sins and become normal fresh human, thus, it is a place where there are so many things to keep in your memory.

5. Amusing Jomsom

The next is Jomsom after visiting Muktinath. Jomsom is a headquarter of Mustang district of Nepal. Throughout this route, trekkers stay here and spent the night as it is a beautiful small mountain town. If you are short on time and no more days to trek than you can straight fly to Pokhara from here, similarly for budget trekkers you can take a direct Public bus transport to Pokhara too.

Jomsom is situated in the valley of the Kaligandaki river valley and still the view of massif Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri is just nearby. Kaligandaki is a popular river name in Nepal, where you can explore Shaligrams (Fossils) stones, that are believed to be the best Natural stone related to Hindu religion known as a lord Vishnu.

If you spent your night there at Jomsom, you can also explore the most popular ethnic group called Thakali, and you get the immense opportunity to introduce yourself to them.

6. Cultural Thakali origination – Marpha

Marpha is the next village after passing Jomsom. It is a popular village, where they have apple, apricot and other many fruit gardens. It is a picturesque stone-lined village with some Buddhist monasteries and Mani walls.

If you are doing an Annapurna circuit trek, Marpha village should not be missing to spend the night. There are so many traditional people from Thakali community, who have their own way of living, own Culture, costumes and fresh local foods, growing by them self.

The organic Apple orchid, Buddhist culture, Thakali community, warm hospitality, brotherhood feeling, makes your trip very memorable and it is one of the most exciting cultural villages to spend the night during the Annapurna circuit trek.

7. A Natural Hot spring spot- Tatopani

Tatopani is a final mountain village to stay in during the Annapurna circuit trek. Tatopani is a Nepali work, so translating into the English language means “Hot Water”. After your successful trek, you can spend a night there at the lodges and also spent your times at the hot spring pool. It is just a 5-minute walk from your lodge. If you take a bath here, the join that you have been suffering from the trek will be fixed here and the next you just take a jeep/bus/taxi to Pokhara via Beni & Baglung.

Furthermore, if you are still curious to complete the longer way of Annapurna circuit trek itinerary than from here you just walk 30 minutes along the river and ascents 8 hours to Ghorepani Poon hill. It is probably the shortest best trekking destination in Annapurna region.

8. Pokhara- A city of Lake

Pokhara is a 2nd biggest touristic town in Nepal and also the most popular gateway Annapurna region trekking routes.

The town is touristic hub mainly around the lake side and Damside is the most beautiful area to enjoy your time. After your grand success of Annapurna circuit trek, you can spend a few nights here because the city offers you a very good food, clean and mild Temperature, Lake view, Temple view and relaxing massage experience on your tired body and feet.

The best of Pokhara city is to spend your own private time near the Nature, and the next see still the mountain view, visit  Gupteshowr Cave, Waterfall, Museum, boating and some popular Hindu temples.

The assumption of this beautiful Annapurna circuit trek is to enjoy the isolated Nature throughout the culturally diverse villages. It is a finest hiking route for those trekkers, who want to mix of exhilarating and unique Natural sites and their experiences; however, it is one the finest 2 weeks complete adventure hike.

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