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Trekking the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal- [The Ultimate backpacker's guide]

Annapurna circuit is known as the most favored trekking destination for its breathtaking views and trekking adventure for the tourists and wanderlust enthusiasts due to a spellbinding combination of mesmerizing landscapes, the mighty Annapurna ranges and different flora and fauna.
Trekking the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal
Found within central Nepal; Annapurna mountain area is perfect for both amateur and seasoned trekkers. Apart from different cultures, one can get to experience varying climatic changes and cultural variety from Hindu villages at the low foothills to the Tibetan culture of Manang Valley and lower Mustang right from 800m asl to the artic 5416m asl at the Thorong La pass. The total length of the circuit comes at the range between 160km to 230km.

The circuit is mentioned as a tea house trek as you end up staying in many different tea houses along the way.

Most tourists book for private trekking agencies where they end up paying a lot of money which goes up to $2000 in order to…
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