Namaste dear friends,
welcome to round Annapurna trek, starting from Beshishar, Here you will find an amazing view, a different culture, world’s highest pass Thorongla which is around 5400 m high and world’s highest lake Tilicho (4900 m). After Thorongla pass there is a very famous Hinduemple, Muktinath. Round Annapurna is a 12-15 days trek normally, but if you want continue to Ghorepani and Annapurna Base Camp it will be more than 20 days. Behind these mountains there are two districts, Manang and Mustang. The easy way is Lower Mustang, but if you want to go to Upper Mustang you need special permits which costs 50$ per day for two and more than two people with guide without group. Without a guide it is not allowed to do the Upper Mustang trek.
about the circuit
The Annapurna Circuit in Nepal is one of the worlds classic multiday hikes. While the start and stop points and route can be variable, in general trekkers go from Beshishar to Nayapul, roughly 134 miles in total.
The Annapurna Circuit was once built as one of the most beautiful treks in the world. It was a must-item on many adventurers bucket lists. But things have changed over the last few years. Namely road building. Ugly road building. The apple growers in the village of Marpha had bushels of apples that were rotting because they couldn’t get them to the market across the mountainous trails. What to do? Definitely don’t ask other villagers or think about the impact on the main source of income (trekkers). Soon bulldozers moved in and turned trail into 4×4 jeep tracks with locals and trekkers zooming up and down the valleys in a gaggle of Indian-made jeeps, a chorus of honks and an encore of dust. Its easy to criticize, but its also hard to blame villagers for wanting a road to their house, a road that opens up access to food and healthcare and the ability to visit family.