The Annapurna Circuit – Jomsom Trek is famous as Nepal’s classic trekking route, offering some of the finest views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri and passing through more varied terrain than most routes at an equivalent length. The landscape ranges from sub-tropical forest and rice fields through alpine meadows, snow-capped peaks, and glacial valleys to the arid semi-desert of the high Tibetan plateau. Since Nepal Government first opened to foreign travellers in 1977, this has become one of the most popular trekking routes in the Himalayas.
The two-week trek is designed to give you in a short period an experience of the Annapurna region in all its variety. It begins in the lush, green valley around Besishahar with a gradual ascent along a rocky trail that follows the course of the Marsyandi River up to the village of Tal at an elevation of 1675m. It is a comparatively easy introduction to the area. The trek is suitable for anyone looking for an adventurous Himalayan experience.
Breathtaking views of the Himalayas form a constantly changing backdrop to the interesting little villages, temples, and natural wonders along the way. Here you will experience the magnificent desolation of the Thorung La pass; the highest point at 5416m is marked by a traditional chorten or shrine adorned by prayer flags that make a brightly coloured beacon in the otherwise untouched landscape of rock and ice.