Trekking The Annapurna Circuit

The Annapurna region is an area in western Nepal where some of the most popular treks are located. The region is generally taken to include areas around the Annapurna Range (Annapurna Himal), the Dhaulagiri Range and the Kaligandaki River valley. Peaks in the Annapurnas include 8,091m Annapurna I, Nilgiri (7,061 m) and Machhapuchchhre (6,993 m). Dhaulagiri I (8,167 m) is just to the west of the Annapurnas, Most of these peaks are visible throughout the region on clear days.

Among the popular treks in the region are the Annapurna Circuit trek which circles the Annapurna Range, the Kaligandaki River Valley trek which brings you up the world’s deepest valley and the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek up to the Annapurna Base Camp. There are many more trails for shorter treks. The region includes the Trans-Himalayan areas north of the main Himalayan Ranges, where the land is arid and the culture more Tibetan than Hindu.

Annapurna Circuit trekking has been recognized as one of the World’s best trekking trails. This is a dramatic trek around the mighty Annapurna range, a journey that is regarded as one of the top ten walks in the world. Annapurna circuit trekking range offers a unique insight into the physical and cultural diversity of Nepal. This lodged-based trekking is certainly a ‘classic’ and is enjoyed by trekkers from all round the world.  Annapurna circuit trekking was opened for foreign trekkers in 1977. This trekking is renowned as one of the most spectacular and varied walks in the world with lush green valleys and fascinating villages that offers impressive snow-capped views of the white Himalayas. For your assurance some companies that offer ‘all included’ tours provide with medical kit bag for trekking as well as free emergency helicopter rescue service on time. All your trekking gears will carry by strong porter. We highly recommend you to just carry your small day bag with Camera & necessary items during trekking day. If you decide to use agencies to trek the The Annapurna Circuit Trek, itineraries are carefully designed to ensure you have adequate time to acclimatize comfortable thereby enjoying the trekking experience to the full.

Here is another great article about the authintic experience of trekking the Annapurna Circuit.

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Author: Jonathan Marlow

Travel Blogger and dedicated world traveler

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