Around Annapurna Trek
Known as one of the most diverse treks in Nepal, the Round Annapurna Trek ascends 5416m before dropping down onto a high-altitude plateau that takes you south along the Kali Gandkhi river valley.
We walk through numerous villages, jungle, river valley; the world's deepest Kali Gandaki gorge and keeping towering mountains Annapurna I, II, III, IV rising from the deserted land to snow capped tops. Annapurna I is the highest mountain before passing Thorongla ( 8091 m) and Dhaulagiri 8167 m to the west is highest peak seen in this Round Annapurna Trek. We savor the fabulous mountain views from Poon Hill around the end of Round Annapurna Trek and discover the diverse Annapurna region. Furthermore, Annapurna Circuit Trek also takes us to Manang, Jomsom, Kagbeni and the Muktinath region which are holy and historic places in Nepal. The diverse Nepalese landscape and culture can be witness in Round Annapurna Trek. Things will look completely different before and after the pass. Manang is a world famous town in the Manang District of Nepal, with an altitude of 3,519 metres. It is situated in the broad valley of the Marshyangdi River to the north of the Annapurna mountain range & has 5 minutes access to Glaciel lake; Gangapurna. 5,416-metre Thorong La pass (1st known circuit trekking pass in Nepal) leads to Muktinath shrine and to the valley of the Gandaki River. To the north of Round Annapurna Trek, is the Chulu East peak of 6,584 m. Chulu west climbing is one of the nicest climb of the region.
Muktinath is a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhist located in Muktinath Valley at an altitude of 3,710 meters.
Situated right at the foot of the Thorong La pass, this temple has holiness and history. People also do trekking till this point from Poonhill side and this is known as Pilgrimage trekking trail. Thousands of Hindus & Buddists come to visit this sacred Temple. Within Hinduism, it is called Mukti Kshetra (mokshya Chhetra), which literally means the "place of liberation" or Enlightenment Area.The ancient name of this place before Buddhist origin is Thiru Saligramam (for Hindus'). The Buddhists call it Chumig Gyatsa, which in Tibetan means "Hundred Waters". For Tibetan Buddhists, Muktinath is a very important place of Dakinis, goddesses known as Sky Dancers. Buddhists believes that this is a place for achieving Nirvana.
Peaceful Landscape and pristine nature will make you believe all these holy sects. About to the end of Around Annapurna Trek; we also continue to Poonhill which is one of the world's best view point for 360°view of Himalayas(including Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri range). From this point you will see how far can you walk in a day, feel proud about this. We will be following the local villages trails and Ghorepani trekking route leading toward the end of around Annapurna trek. Sunrise view from Poonhill will be a thing to make your trip great trip towards the end.