One of Nepal's classic treks is the Mini Annapurna Circuit. It passes virtually every form of scenery that Nepal has to give to cover the Annapurna massif. We follow the canyon of the Marsayandi River with all the beautiful views of the Annapurna included, heading north and then west to loop right around Annapurna's neck. We pass through an incredible variety of landscapes; from subtropical through alpine to an arid semi-desert similar to Tibet. Crossing the formidable Thorong La Pass (5416 m), with amazing views down to the Kali Gandaki Valley, the climax of the trek. We walk past Muktinath's holy shrine from where we go down to Jomsom and the end of our trip. A short flight will take us to Pokhara's beautiful lake resort for a night before flying back to Kathmandu the next morning.
This is a teahouses-based trek, so we spend time in villages where the various people of Nepal, both Buddhist and Hindu, live. This trek is also an excellent introduction to walking in the Himalayas, although difficult enough for the experienced trekker.