The Annapurna Circuit Trekking route encircles the Annapurna Range, a collection of massive, snow-covered summits, many over 26,000 feet. While walking on the Annapurna circuit trekking route, you will encounter 17,000-foot passes, glaciers, the world's deepest valley, pine forests, rice paddies, tundra, remote villages, and ancient monasteries. Most trekking start up the Marsyandi River, then continue north in the wooded Manang Valley through Chamje, Pisang, and Braga (or other villages in the valley). You must take your time initially, getting used to the elevation. Midway through the trekking, you will encounter 17,771-foot Thorong La Pass, one of the most formidable passes in Annapurna Circuit Trekking. It may sound crazy to suggest starting up the pass in the middle of the night, but when you clear the pass at daybreak, the reward for your questionable sanity is a breathtaking view of the world's tallest mountains glowing in the pastel light of dawn. Also the weather at pass is not so good in late afternoon.