The Annapurna Circuit is a thru-hike within the mountain ranges of central Nepal. Opened in 1977, the hike circles the world’s tenth highest mountain! The hike crosses two different river valleys and encircles the Annapurna Massif. This means the views are incredible at all times. The trail will take you through a variety of different landscapes, from humid, lush rice terraces, to the forests, and then into those beautiful high-altitude views. It really does have it all, but you have to work for it.
This is a serious thru hike with altitudes not to be taken lightly. The path reaches its highest point at Thorung La pass at 17,769 ft.
As you hike, you’ll get exposed to daily life of the Nepalese. We came across many locals out doing harvesting carrying large bundles of hay for their animals. The basic rule was, if you could walk, then you could carry hay. I saw so many kids carrying huge haystacks on their backs. We saw people
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