Annapurna Circuit treks completely circumnavigates the Annarpana massif, considered a classic by many trekkers. It provides a whole range of experiences from lowland paddy fields to the windswept valleys of the Manang district on to the high pass of Thorung la (5416mtrs). After the pass there is a steep descent to the holy pilgrimage site of Muktinath. A couple of days are spent trekking through the lower Mustang district and some very preety Thakali villages towards the small town of Tatopani. Tatopani is renowned for its good food and hot springs for bathing. The following day is a long one up to the settlement of Ghorapani for sunrise views followed the next day with an early morning trek to Poon hill for spectacular sunrise views of both the Dhaulagiri and Annapuna range. The last day we descend steeply to the scenic village of Ghandruk Village. The final day 6 hour treks to Nayapul & followed by bus ride to the Pokhara.
The trek may take 15 to 22 days starting in Kathmandu and winding up in Pokhara. An entry permit for ACAP is needed for the trek. Most trekkers start the trek by taking a bus to Besisahar which is an 6-8 hours drive from Kathmandu.
The trek from Besisahar follows the partly constructed road as far as the small market town of Kudhi. The first few days of the trek goes along the Marsyangdi River. The region has lush green valleys which are inhabited by Gurungs along with a large number of other ethnic groups. You encounter countless high waterfalls that cascade down into the main river while the skyline is dominated by the Annapurna and Manaslu ranges.