The Annapurna Circuit Trek is a 23 day trek that is considered one of the classic and most rewarding trips in Nepal. The hike circles the Annapurna massif and begins at either the town of Bhote Order or Gorkha, west of Kathmandu and ending at Pokhara. For the majority of the trek there are spectacular views of the peaks of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapuchre. The high point of the trek ascends to 5414m while traversing Throng Pass, from the arid valley of the upper Manang. This is where the Tibeto- Buddhists call home. It continues down to the Hindu pilgrimage site of Muktinath, and the Kali Gandaki valley, which is the world’s deepest river gorge, and descends into Pokhara. Along the way there are stops at the villages of the Gurung, Manangi and Thakali people.