‘A short and scenic, cultural adventure around massif Annapurna Himalayas’
Annapurna Semi Circuit Trekking, a short adventure of less than two weeks duration, allows trekkers to experience glorious scenic landscapes.
Walking around the massif Annapurna Himalayas range of peaks that extends from east to Lamjung Himal. As well towards the north of scenic Manang Valley and ends close to Mustang areas and Dhaulagiri Himalayas. A perfect journey covering most of the beautiful areas north and south of the Annapurna Himalayas.
The charm and beauty of the adventure is starting from low sub-tropical paddy fields to cooler alpine hills. Then heading towards an arctic zone of ice and glaciers at the end of Manang Valley and high Thorang-La Pass.
Annapurna Semi Circuit trekking takes you amidst a lovely forest of pines, oaks, firs, and rhododendron trees. Then the lush green vegetation and tree lines disappear, reaching mountainous terrains within a sheer wilderness. Along with incredible mountain scenery, the local cultures of Manang villages are equally impressive.
As the walk leads through lovely settlements adorned with age-old traditions and cultures of Buddhism heritage. The towering peaks of the Annapurna Himalayas and Chulu’s remain constant on entering the beautiful Manang Valley.
A great wonderful adventure trekking around the scenic valley of Manang and then ending at the picturesque country of Mustang. After a climb on top of Thorang-La Pass, the highest point of the journey; which forms the boundary between Manang and Mustang districts. An enjoyable and exciting trek starts with an interesting drive to the foothills of Annapurna and Lamjung Himal at Syange.
The trek leads towards the cooler region at Manang, leaving the low warm farmland. As the walk proceeds through lovely villages lined with prayer walls, and then reaches the northern side of the massif Annapurna Himalayas.
Amazing features of Annapurna Semi Circuit are following the Masrsyangdi River right up to its glacial source at Manang Valley. Spending extra days in Manang for acclimatization and enjoying a short hike on a rest day to its scenic viewpoints.
The walk finally leads towards the valley's western rim at Thorang Phedi, the bottom of the pass. A steep winding climb takes you to the top of Thorang-La Pass the highest place of the adventure. Encircled by a giant mountain range of Annapurna, Damodar, and Chulu Himal with views of Dhaulagiri, as far as Manaslu Himalayas. From the highest spot of the trek, a long descent to reach Mustang areas at the holy site of Muktinath. Revered as the holiest place around the Himalayas for pilgrimage by Hindu followers. Having time to visit the holy temple of Muktinath and get blessed after a successful trek crossing the high Thorang-La Pass.
Slowly the trek comes to an end, on reaching Jomsom, the major town and headquarters of Mustang areas. The next morning a short panoramic flight reaches the lovely and scenic city of Pokhara. A perfect and beautiful place to conclude our wonderful adventure Annapurna Semi-Circuit Trekking.