The Himalayan classic trekking route, the Annapurna Circuit, is also dubbed as the “Apple Pie Circuit” or “Coca Cola Circuit”. It’s because tourism has changed the landscape of Annapurna. When Maurice Herzog first reached Annapurna’s summit in 1950s, the region was very wild and dangerous. Herzog and his team members lost their fingers due to the frostbite in the mountains. But now, Annapurna is already tamed for the sake of international tourists. Clear trail signs, hotels, restaurants, bridges, and even paved road are available along the Circuit. A trekker basically don’t need to bring anything but warm clothes, as tourist-oriented food and accommodation are provided almost at any point of the route.
Annapurna Circuit, Nepal, 2005