Possessing 8 of the 10 highest mountains in the world, Nepal is a hotspot destination for mountaineers, rock climbers and people seeking adventures. A hub for the adventure-lovers and home to Mt. Everest, the world’s tallest peak, Nepal is a Himalayan country sandwiched between India and China. The mighty snow-capped mountains here such as Annapurna, Mount Everest, Manaslu, and Kanchenjunga some of the best trekking trails in the world.
The classic trek in the Annapurna region is the Annapurna Circuit. The trek encircles the famous Annapurna massif passing through sub-tropical plains in the Himalayan foothills, trans-Himalayan Manang and then the dry, rain shadow region of Mustang. The highest elevation is reached at Thorang La (pass at 5,416m) before the trail follows the Kali Gandaki River that flows through the deepest gorge on earth between two giant peaks.
The first few days of the trek goes along the Marsyangdi River, walking through lush green valleys, an area inhabited by Gurung people along with a large number of other ethnic groups. The trail then goes through Chame (2,685m) and Pisang (3,200m) before reaching Manang.