One of the world's classic treks around the entire Annapurna Range
The Annapurna Circuit - rightly known as the classic Nepal trekking trip - offers more variety than any other equivalent length trek, taking us through virtually every type of scenery that Nepal has to offer. There are superb views of the Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri, and an amazing variety of landscapes ranging from sub-tropical through alpine to an arid semi-desert akin to Tibet. The climax of the trek is crossing the formidable Thorong La Pass (5416m). This is a lodge-based trek, so we spend time in villages inhabited by many of Nepal's different peoples, both Buddhist and Hindu. There is also a chance to visit our Tree Nursey in the Upper Manang Valley. Though demanding enough for the seasoned trekker, this trek is also an excellent introduction to trekking in Nepal.
What makes this trip responsible?
Annapurna Tree Nursery: This is a very small scale resource replacement project in the village of Braga, high in the Annapurna region and which we visit on the Annapurna Circuit trek. Karma, a local man has given us one of his fields and has made a small tree nursery. Karma and his wife collect seeds every year and plant out the saplings. At this altitude (3,500m.) the climate is very harsh - in winter the ground freezes and there is snow. The rate of growth of trees at this altitude is very slow. However we are managing to keep over 200 saplings alive and growing each year. In 2009 we are hoping to open another small nursery in Gyaru village, which is also on the Annapurna Circuit trail
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On the Annapurna Circuit