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Annapurna 1 (8,091 m) was the first eight-thousander mountain in the world to be climbed. This trek takes us all around the mighty mountain in an anti-clockwise direction to return to Pokhara over the Muktinath trail. Tremendous close-up views of Annapurna, the north face of Gangapurna, Nilgiri and a number of smaller peaks are the main attractions of this trek. The high point on the walk is Thorung-la Pass (5,416 m). We will be trekking across forested hills and over the windblown desert terrain of the Tibetan plateau “behind” the Himalaya – passing a string of exotic villages inhabited by various ethnic groups. We drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar over the road which branches off from the highway to Pokhara and then start walking. Following the raging Marshyangdi upstream, we move from green hills to bare rocky trails and over the Thorung-la to Muktinath and down the Kali Gandaki Gorge to Pokhara. This is one of the most spectacular and satisfying trekking trails in Nepal which leaves you with a sense of accomplishment.