Annapurna Circuit & Lap Walk & Trekking
HIGHLIGHTS: Explore exciting Kathmandu, Gurung villages and forests of oak, magnolia and rhododendron. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna Fang, Annapurna I and III, Gangapurna and Machhapuchhre.
This is probably one of the world’s most beautiful treks. It takes you through a wonderful variety of landscapes and cultures for the subtropical lower Marsyangdi valley where the Gurung and the Thakali dominate to the northern arid Buddhist region. Along the Marsyangdi River, on easy trails and suspension bridges, through terraced fields and forests. You will slowly gain altitude and acclimatize. After leaving Pisang you will have an extreme up-close view of the Annapurnas II, III and IV. The area shadowed by the mighty Annapurnas supports little in the way of forests apart from Pine, Juniper and scrub rhododendron. Abound by huge moraines of fantastic glacial pillars which were sculptured by wind erosion. The Thorong La Pass (5416m/17769ft.) is one of the highlights of this trek. The religious sanctity fo Muktinath, the mules and peculiar customs of Jomsom will leave you spell bound.