Annapurna Circuit Trek – A Brief Overview

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There’re 4 provinces that you will pass through during your Annapurna circuit trek: Manang, Lamjung, Myagdi, and Mustang. Myagdi and Lamjung of the lower altitude are both mainly Hindu and with lush-green subtropical gorges with villages & terraced farming.

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The Annapurna circuit is known to be one of the finest treks in the planet though road structure is jeopardizing its repute as a classic trek. Nevertheless the scenery you found here is awe-inspiring: 17-21 days long this hike takes trekkers through unique regional panorama ofrivers florafauna andaboveallmountains. T h e re ’re 4 provinces that you will pass through during your Annapurna circuit trek: Manang Lamjung Myagdi and Mustang. Myagdi and Lamjung of the lower altitude are both mainly Hinduandwith lush-green subtropicalgorgeswith villages terraced farming.

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Mustang and Manang are of the higher altitudes and are mainly Tibetan Buddhist. The Manang folks are Gurung and are extremelyproud regarding their distinctive cultural legacy and amalgamation of low land Gurung Tibetan cultural influences. Residents of Mustang recognize themselves a lot closerwith Tibet. During an UpperMustangtrek you will came tosee theage-old Bonporeligioninaction. The Annapurna circuit trek happens counter-clockwise from Besisahar-Nepal and reaches its peak in Thorung La at the elevation of 5416 meters. The trail goes through mountains like Langtang Himal Manaslu Annapurna II Annapurna III Annapurna IV and obviously Annapurna I Dhaulagiri – passing via the g lo b e ’ s deepest valley in between those two 8000-plusmeter peaks.

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The trek also takes you through Buddhist villages Hindu sacred sites most importantlythe village of Muktinath a sacred site for both Hindus and Buddhists and Braga – the oldest monasteryinthisprovince. The eastern part of the hike pursues the Marsyangdi River upstream to itssource close to the Manang village. To get there many days of uphill trekking are needed. Then the route goes over the pass a grueling day of hiking and back down the other side where it meets up with the Kali Gandaki River. At the end of the trek many options are accessible: following the river further to the road properto Beniand catchinga bus to Pokhara or adding on a trek to the Annapurna Base Camp ABC Trek aka the Annapurna SanctuaryTrek.

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Annapurna circuit is known as a “ tea h o u se trek ” meaning th e re ’re villages alongside lodges restaurants to eat and stay throughout the trail. Y o u ’re expected to take breakfast dinner inthesame teahousewhere you spentthenight. Trekking in Nepal is always fun and you always have the liberty to add different trekking route to your itinerary. The Annapurna Circuit trek is without any doubt deserves a mention whenever you planningatrekking adventureinNepal.

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