CLASSIC Annapurna Circuit lodge treks.
trek is one of contrasts between the green terraced farmland
of the Marshyangdi valley and the semi-arid environs of Manang
and Lower Mustang. The two areas are separated by the Thorong
La (5416m) which we must cross on a long day, to reach the
sacred site of Muktinath. The temple complex is a pilgrimage
site for both Hindus and Buddhists and when seen from here
the sunrise on Dhaulagiri is particularly striking. We descend
into the world's deepest river gorge, carved by the mighty
Kali Gandaki, as it slices between the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri
massifs. The river is followed to the relaxing hot springs
at Tatopani before ascending to Poon Hill for our last sunrise
over the Annapurnas. We have two days in Pokhara to relax
by the lakeside before flying alongside the Himalayas to Kathmandu.
Trek grade moderate/demanding,
Maximum altitude - 5416m