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Trekking in the Annapurna Region
Annapurna region of Nepal in the foothills of the Himalayas is famous for strenuous trekking points that have trekkers all around the world storming the region all seasons of the year. Each trek of Annapurna is unique and filled with so many wonders. Each trek will make you experience the immense beauty of natural flora and fauna throughout the journey, along with the sparkling views of Nepal Himalayas. One such trek is at the apple pie circuit!
Initially, this trek used to be a month-long adventure. Now, the route has been shortened due to the construction of roads and availability of flights to Jomsom. When you start the trek, you will be surprised by the geographical diversity and mingling with the warm-hearted people who are well known for their service of exceptional food and lodges. Trekkers enjoy a cup of tea or a hot bowl of soup perched on cozy lodges admiring the serenity of the place.
So long story short, the name apple-pie was given to this route due to ‘authentic original German bakeries’ situated along the trek.
Never ending footsteps through the valleys -
The walking days may have lessened, but the charm of this trek is still intact. Starting your trek at the amazing Marshyangdi River valley, which later takes you to the top, higher in the mountains. Keep on marching forward and indulge in fun activities and dining with locals in beautiful villages, having that delicious Nepalese 'Dal Bhat' with apple brandy making you a little loose on your feet.
Plan your overnight stays carefully, and your trek would be 'as wholesome as an apple pie'!
Trekking in this region is no piece of cake since every explorer is very well aware of the case of Altitude sickness. Starting the trek from the besi sahard side will give you enough time to get acclimated the trek gains elevation slowly and gradually from there-on.
The apple pie circuit is known for utmost solitude, flocks of trekkers come here for regularly, and now, with short walking days, it might feel like a bustling rush of city road. Every trekker here will be an enthusiastic explorer like you.
Exploring the highs and lows -
At one point, between Manang (3519m) and the pass Thorung La (5416m) is a real challenge and an unforgettable adventure. Once you arrive at the highest point of circuit Thorung La suddenly, you will find yourself surrounded by mountains from all sides. What an incredible beauty!
It would be filled with thrilling adventures on your journey, be it crossing swaying suspension bridges over thunderous gorges surrounded by the eight-thousander peaks; or passing deep green terraced rice fields along the trek. As you move forwards, you will be accompanied by playing children and the Buddhist monasteries. You can listen to the low hum of the meditating monks celebrating a ceremony mingling with the sound of the dung Chen at the little stone villages. You will be sleeping in teahouses run by local villagers with them serving you delicious food with well-stocked kitchens, enjoying a cold beer or apple brandy and of course, loads of apple pie!
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