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Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Popularly known as "Around Annapurna' trek this 22-days trek program takes you right round the great Annapurna massif visiting a Tibet-like country on the northern slopes of the Himalaya and then into the dramatic Kali Gandaki gorge - the deepest in the world. The trek begins from Besishahar, which is about 4 hours drive by local bus from Dumre. The trail leads northwest into Marsyangdi river valley following the river upstream into the beautiful Manang valley which is surrounded on all sides by major Himalayan peaks such as Annapurna II (7,937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Gangapurna (7455m), Glacier Dome (7193m) and Tilicho peak (7134m). The people of Manang valley are similar to Tibetans in culture and in dress though their historic origins are unknown. They are known for their shrewd business instincts. The effect of the Himalayan rain shadow is very apparent as lush vegetation of the lower Marsyangdi valley gives way to fields of barley buckwheat and potatoes in Manang. The trail leads higher to cross Thorung La (5416m), the mountain pass that leads into a sharp descent to the spectacular Kali Gandaki gorge. Following the route along the banks of Kali Gandaki passes through spectacular landscape and contrasting villages of ethnic mixes, religions, and climate; thus making the descent an interesting trekking course.Highlights of the TrekkingSpectacular views of Annapurna, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri ranges, fascinating landscapes of Mustang, Muktinath temple (Hinduism and Buddhism), Manang, Marpha, Braga village, large numbers of monasteries, Kaligandaki gorge etc.Fact of The TrekkingDestination: Thorong La Pass (5416m.)Group Size: Min - 1Minimum altitude: 792m.Maximum altitude: 5416m.Grade : StrenuousSeason : Spring & AutumnAccommodation : Lodge or Tented CampDuration : 22 DaysEntry : KhudiExit : Pokhara

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