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Photo diary: Kagbeni and Marpha – Don’t miss these towns on the Annapurna Circuit!

Many end their Annapurna Circuit trek in Muktinath, taking a jeep out to Tatopani (for their hot springs), or even straight towards Jomsom / Pokhara. We strongly advocate for hiking onwards, expecially to see the beautiful towns of Kagbeni and Marpha! Luckily the onward trek is easy to these towns, with flat / downhill roads. This region does get wind/dust-storms in the afternoon, so leaving earlier and ending your trek early works best.

We’ll let the photos speak for themselves.


One of the most picturesque parts of the Annapurna circuit happens after Muktinath. Don’t just take a jeep and leave!!!

Walking towards Kagbeni – is that what we see in the distance?


Yup! A little oasis in the middle of the mountains!


Entering Kagbeni – a beautiful town with its European charm


…complete with interesting sculptures


Rewarding ourselves with a slice of Apple pie, a must-do in this Apple-producing region


After Kagbeni, onwards to beautiful white-walled town of Marpha. The dusty roads along the way will be worth it, we promise.


Chatting with one of the shop owners about their apples and the history of Marpha


One of the best momos we had during the trip was at Hotel Tanpopo. We loved the place so much we stayed there two nights! Great way to rest and recover from the trek


Hotel Tanpopo has a beautiful indoor patio to enjoy calm mornings and delciious food

Walk up the monastery to enjoy beautiful view of the town


Marpha from the top



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