The most common itinerary today when talking about the Annapurna Circuit, starting in Besi Sahar surrounded by terraced rice fields and small farms, to change the landscape, entering pine forests and alpine areas to reach the white peaks of the Himalayas while also changing the human and cultural environment to enter fully Tibetan lands until Jomsom where we finish.
17 days / 16 nights full trip in Nepal (minimum recommended) (20 days’ trip adding Tilicho Tal)
13 days’ trek (16 days’ trek adding Tilicho Tal)
Medium hard, with no technical difficulty
Maximum altitude 5416m
Night at higher altitude at 4850m (4550m)
Local mountain guide English speaking
Meals and overnight in lodges during the trek
Accommodation in hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Transfers in private vehicle and domestic flights
The Annapurna circuit is one of the mythical treks in Nepal for its high scenic and cultural value, in a tour that surrounds the outside of this mountain range in the form of a circus that has the Annapurna I, 8091 meters high, as a highlight. Its complete route, which you have detailed in their respective dossier, is impressive, however, the construction of the rough road some time ago in the second part of the tour, which runs through the valley of Kali Gandaki from Muktinath and Kagbeni to Beni, and the fact that not everyone is lucky enough to have enough time to complete the route, makes most hikers today finish the trek in Jomsom, from where they return to Pokhara either by plane or by bus or jeep along the runway (which is an adventure in itself), and that is the route we propose here.
The infrastructure is slowly but surely moving forward in this area. For some years now, the road has been built from the beginning, that is, from Besi Sahar to Manang. This trek has been somewhat distorted to offer a better quality of life to the inhabitants of the territory, although this is a complex issue. But the trek has not lost any of its strength and most of the route does not walk on the road. It is and will continue to be one of the most impressive routes in all of Nepal, also, one of the crowdest, as well as the safest.
The circuit that we propose here is the classic route, without concessions and without shortcuts using the jeep or bus. From Besi Sahar we will first walk through rice terraces and agricultural lands where we can observe the rural life that makes up a large part of the population of Nepal, to gain height and at the same time change the landscape, vegetation, culture and people, until we cross the Thorung-La, the mythical pass at 5416 meters where the highest tea shop in the world is located.
This is the true value of this journey, this constant change and evolution of the human environment and landscape, from the lowlands between rice fields and farming families to the peaks of the Himalayas with an already fully Tibetan culture.
This trek can be increased in three days with a visit to the Tilicho Tal (lake) in the middle of a wild landscape.
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