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Annapurna circuit trek

Annapurna circuit trek

Annapurna circuit trek an adventure trek by Poonhillguide

The classic Annapurna circuit trek also called Round Annapurna Trek, Annapurna circuit treks, Annapurna circuit trekking or Throng La Pass Trek. It has been so popular among the trekkers since it opened for the trekking in 1977. This is the highest trekking pass route of Nepal which crosses 5416 meter. The total length of the trekking trail varies between 160–230 km (100-145 mi), depending on where motor transportation is used and where the trek is ended. This trek crosses two different river valleys (Marshyangdi river valleys and Kaligandaki river valleys) encircles the Annapurna Massif. During the trek, you can see Annapurna II 7937m (26040ft), Annapurna III 7555m (24786ft), Gangapurna 7,455m (24458ft), Tilicho peak 7,134 m, 23405ft and many other mountains.

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Natural experience of annapurna circuit trek

The trail is unique and extraordinary for a natural experience. its trail has a diversified environment from trekking starting place Nadi and ending point Muktinath. Nadi is located at lower elevation where you can see the crops like rice, maize, wheat, mustard, millet and seasonal fruit like mango, litchi, guava, papaya, orange, lemon, banana and much more fruit. While in the middle place like Manag and Mustang different temperate and sub-alpine plant like oak, Rhododendron, apple, Apricot, palm and many Himalayan plant and vegetation .you will be completely amazed due to the difference between Manag and Mustang.

Muktinath temple a Hindu Pilgrimage zone.

While we do Annapurna circuit trek we will reach Muktinath. It is a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists located in Mustang Districts at an altitude of 3,710 meters. It furthermore lies at bottom of Thorong La mountain pass 5,416 meters in Mustang, Nepal which is very close to the village of Ranipauwa. Hindu people called it Mukti Kshetra, which literally means the “place of liberation or moksha”. This is lord Bishnu temple where thousands of Hindu devotees come to do pilgrimage work from Nepal and India. In the corner of the temple, there are 108 taps, it is often believed that if people take bath on it the fate goes away. We can see the natural flame here as well. There is a monastery in the Multipath temple area.

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People and Culture at annapurna circuit trek

There are mixes of ethnic groups inhabitants like Brahmins, Newars, Chettri, Magar, Pun, Gurung and others mongoloid groups in this route. Brahmins, Newar, and Chettri live in the lower land while Mongoloid people live at upper land. People here in this region takes both religion Hinduism and Buddhism even though they are Buddhist mostly. They celebrate the festival like Dashain, Tihar, Lhosar, Buddha Jayanti and so on. Most of the people in this routes do traditional farming and animal pet but few young generations are in the military in a different country’s like England, India, and Singapore. Some of them are even doing small business at Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Annapurna circuit trek getting there and away

Annapurna circuit trek starts from Nadi which is 1 hour driving from Beshisahar (District headquarter of Lamjung) is 172.9 km driving from Kathmandu. You can take the local bus which leaves every hour from Kathmandu and takes 7-8 hours. the cost is about 7$ per person. From Nayapul we will drive to Pokhara with the private vehicle. From Pokhara, there is tourist bus service to Kathmandu. All tourist bus leaves at 7:0 clock in the morning. There is the regular flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu as well.

Annapurna circuit trek Itinerary

Annapurna circuit trek is made for 13 days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu and 2 days Drive from Kathmandu and back to Kathmandu. I can make it longer and shorter with your time by linking with another trek of Annapurna such as Poon Hill trek. I have designed 15 days itinerary carefully for relaxing and comfortable trek. If you take domestic flights from Pokhara to Kathmandu it can save your day. I can still make it longer or shorter as well.

How difficult is Annapurna circuit trek?

Annapurna circuit trek is Trekking Strenuous type of trek. This Trekking is difficult kind of trek which needs steep climbing and some technical knowledge of walking on the ice as well. It requires the prior trekking experience or good walking experience good physical fitness. It is the trekking above 4500m elevation and needs to walk for up to 7-8 Hours per day.

Annapurna circuit trek elevation
Food, drink, and accommodation in Annapurna circuit trek?

You can get any types of western food, Indian food, Nepalese food as well as dessert. In this trekking trail, every tea houses have its own menu which is prepared by their village tourism management committee so there is no variation in food and its price. Trekkers can get chocolate, dry foods, snacks, mineral water and on this trail, but I would recommend you to bring your water purification tablet and if possible small hand filter as well. You can do the small effort to save the environment by avoiding the plastic bottle. For the accommodation in this trail, you can get a basic accommodation in this route. You have to share bathroom and toilet.

When to do Annapurna circuit trek?

Mid-September, October, and November are Autumn Season: This is the best time to do trekking because in this time the field is full with crops, the forest is very green and there is no chance of rain.

March, May is the second-best season of the year to do trekking: During this time the forest becomes very colorful because of rhododendron and magnolia flowers as well as very less chance of rain.

December, January, and February: the sky is clear but the weather is cold and there is a risk of hailstorm and snowfall.

May, June: This is Nepal´s hot and pre-monsoon season and it can get very warm indeed. This is still the best time to do this trek.

June, July, August, and mid-September: this is Monsoon season and the least popular time to do trekking in Nepal. The risk of leeches, landslides, floods and so on.

Why people like Annapurna circuit trek

This is the most popular trekking trail of Nepal as well as comparatively less costly than other routes of Nepal. It has totally diversified land in each place that you go. Here are some reason why people love Annapurna circuit trek

  • It has a many accommodation and hotel in the route
  • People are so friendly in this route of Annapurna circuit trek
  • Trekkers can hire horses as well as porter any time they want.
  • Annapurna circuit trail has is very big trekking trail so all hikers prefers it.
  • Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna, Pisang peak, Tilicho peak, Chulu east, Chulu west and many other peaks can be seen within a distance of 1 Km
  • There are also alternative route you can choose to see local people lifestyle culture and view.
  • Trekkers can do Tilicho lake trekking and Narphu Valley trekking from here.
  • Trekkers have to pay just ACCAP Permits as well as TIMS Permits which is just 30$
  • The highest pass trekkers can do on this Annapurna circuit trekking
  • On the other side of the Annapurna circuit treks you can see very desert and colorful land
  • Trekkers can also enjoy the Hot springs as well as Muktinath Temple sightseeing

Annapurna circuit trek highlights

  • Seven-hour scenic drive to Pokhara on the way you would see Trisuli river where if you will see rafting .
  • Beautiful and peaceful Local village where there is a resident of Brahmin, Chetteri, Newars and Dalit and Janajati people in the lowland such as a bulbule, Bahundanda, Germu Phant and other place but when we trek at the higher part we will see Gurung and Magar, people.
  • Annapurna II 7,937 meter, Annapurna III 7,555 meter, Gangapurna 7,455 Meter, Tilicho Peak 7,134 meter, Chulu East 6,548 Meter, Chulu West 6419 Meter and so many other mountains are clearly visible from the trekking
  • Narrow and beautiful diversified Marshayndri river valley which is full of different type of forest and when we cross Thorong la we will enter into the widest valley, which is full of moraines where there is no forest which is like a desert of Nepal.
  • Apples farm, different types of village Shyang, Marpha, Tukuche, Kobang, Lete, Larjung, Kalopnai, Koiropani, Ghasa Tatopani and so on.

Annapurna circuit treks outline Itinerary

Here is the outline itinerary Annapurna circuit treks which includes time, height and and place Name

Day From To Altitude Time Duration
1 Your Destination Kathmandu 1350 M, 4430 FT. Your time
2 Kathmandu Ngadi 800 M, 2625 FT. 7 Hours
3 Ngadi Jagat 1400 M, 4593 FT. 6 Hours
4 Jagat Dharapani 1900 M, 6233 FT. 6 Hours
5 Dharapani Chame 2650 M, 8695 FT. 7 Hours
6 Chame Pisang 3300 M, 10827 FT. 6 Hours
7 Pisang Manag 3500 M, 11482. FT. 7 Hours
8 Manag Manag 3500 M, 11482. FT. Hike
9 Manang Letdar 4250 M, 13944 FT 5 Hours
10 Letdar High Camp 4600 M, 15092 FT. 4 Hours
11 High Camp Muktinath 3800 M, 12467 FT. 8 Hours
12 Muktinath Tatopani 1200 M, 3937 FT 6 Hours
13 Tatopani Pokhara 800 M, 2625 FT Whole Day
14 Pokhara Kathmandu 1350 M, 4430 FT. 8 Hours
15 Kathmandu Your Destination N/A N/A

Annapurna circuit trek detail itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu 1350m/4428ft.

    On arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, you’ll be received by me or my colleagues, transfer to hotel then talk about trekking and preparation for the trekking, such as a buying and renting the stuff for trekking

  • Day 02:Drive to Bhulbhule via Beshisahar and start trek and stay at Ngadi 7 Hours

    Today we start our journey drive to Besisahar – Bhulbhule about 6 hrs from Kathmandu. After we reach Bhulbule we start our trek which takes 1 hour to reach Ngadi Village which is situated at the Bank of Marshyandri River
    Service Included: Transportation, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 03:Ngadi to Jagat (1400m) 6 hours

    Start our trek to Jagat begins after having breakfast and then walk about 5-6 hrs. The first part of trekking is quite tough as we climb to Bahundanda then down slowly through rice fields and terrace to Ghermu Phant where we do Lunch after having lunch we continue our trek through roads to Jagat.
    Service Included: Transportation, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 04:Trek from Jagat to Dharapani (1900m) 6 hours

    We trek little ascend and then crossing the Marshayandri river we would climb ascend the uphill slowly and sometimes a little bit down before we reach to Tal we have to climb the hill little bit and from Tal, we continue our trek to Kartike then further to Dharapani a small village where trekkers join from Manaslu. Overnight at Jagat
    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Accommodation

  • Day 05:Terk from Dharapani to Chame (2,650 m) 7 Hours

    Today the trail goes slowly uphill up to Timang a small Gurung village, with some tea houses and lodges from where we can see some mountains on the Manaslu Himalayan ranges as well. Leaving Timang we continue our trek to Chame. Reaching the town of Chame, one of the larger settlements of the area will allow us to have a hot shower. Chame is the administrative headquarters for the Manang area and is also known for its healing thermal baths and interesting architecture.
    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Accommodation

  • Day 06:Trek from Chame to Pisang (3300m) 6 hours

    The treks start through the deep forest of Pine in a steep and narrow valley, crosses a river on a long bridge at 2910m. We then cross another bridge at 3040m and climb a little bit to Dhukur Pokhari, which is a very nice place to Hangout for a lunch and enjoy the view from there. From Dhukurpokhari it takes about an hour to reach the Pisang. Overnight at Pisang
    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Accommodation

  • Day 07: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3500m) 7 hours

    6-7 Hours walking will get us to Manang a plain land but quite bigger village than others of Manag. The climate here is very similar to the high Tibetan plateau, with little precipitation and large fluctuations between daytime and nighttime temperatures. The inhabitants of Manang use horses and yak for nearly everything, and the jingling of bells will announce the arrival of a horseman and his stead.
    The High route via Ngwal
    You have to cross the river out of Pisang village and then take a reasonably level path through scrubland, passing a small picturesque lake on your right. You will then pass long ‘Mani walls’ and descend to cross a stream and begin a strenuous zigzagging climb up to the village of Ghyaru (3,673m) offers Annapurna II and Annapurna IV very stunning view. From Ghyaru you will continue up the valley on a wonderful high-level trail. Here, passing through the ruins of a castle, we will arrive on a promontory, with views both ways up and down the valley. Then, we will arrive at the village of Ngawal (3,650m) where there is a large newly built Gompa up to the right. You will leave the village near a long Mani wall. Finally, you will descend back to the valley floor and rejoin the main trail to continue to Braga and Manang.
    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Accommodation

  • Day 08:Acclimatization day at Manang

    Today we spend a day acclimatizing in Manang. After breakfast, we go to see the gangapurna lake and we climb the little bit up to the yak pastures from where we can see the whole Manag view clearly.After we back from day excursion you can walk around the Manag city. Overnight at Guest House.
    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Accommodation

  • Day 9:Trek from Manang to Letdar (4250m) 5 hours

    After breakfast, we will walk through the farm terrace to Tanki Manang then gradually goes to high alpine to the Gunsang village offering panoramic mountains scenery and we will pass a few meadows where horses and yaks graze. Nearby Yak Kharka we will see herds of blue sheep grazing the steep slopes as well. Arrive in Letdar and stay overnight in guest house.
    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Accommodation

  • Day 10:Trek from Ledar to High camp (4600m) 4 hours

    The trail descends to cross the river at 4310m then we climb up to Phedi at 4420m. While we go to Phedi the way is the little bit dangerous because sometimes a small stone can come from the uphill at high speed, we must be careful over there after we reach to Phedi we will make a decision whether we go to high camp or not. But usually, people go high camp because that makes easier to them for the next day. If we go to High Camp which is at the elevation of 4600meter can be the little bit difficult to slip over here.
    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Accommodation

  • Day 11:High Camp to Muktinath (3710m) 8 hours

    Our trek begins before sunrise at 4.30 am, or 4:00 am Depends where we slip, as we need to set out early to complete the crossing of the Thorong La at 5416 meters before 9 o clock. If we do late it starts strong winds which makes quite difficult to trekkers. The trail is steep right from the start, but with a slow and steady pace, we should reach the summit within three hours. Prayer flags and hot tea await us as we reach the highest point of our trek to Thorung pass summit. After we take photo breaks we descent to Muktinath is long, but the views of border Himalayas and Dhaulagiri family are simply amazing. Muktinath is a large village, a rambling settlement with several lodges to choose from. Hot showers and a good meal will allow for a quick recovery after today’s long and difficult day
    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Accommodation

  • Day 12:Drive to Tatopani (1200m) 7 hours

    Today we would drive to Tatopani. This itinerary is for those who have a short time period but if you have enough time we can still do trek which is very nice. During our driving, we would see the local villages apple farm, amazing and wide Kali Gandaki river, the windy valley in the evening we would enjoy the hot spring.
    Service Included:Transportation, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Accommodation

  • Day 13:Drive to Pokhara and start sightseeing.

    Today we drive to Pokhara by local bus and private transportation from Beni to Pokhara then sightseeing at Pokhara place like, World peace stupa, Davis Fall, Gupteshowr Gupha, International Mountain Museum

    Service Included:Transportation, Breakfast and Accommodation
  • Day 14:Drive to Kathmandu

    Today we drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus which takes about 6-7 Hours
    Service Included: Breakfast and Accommodation

  • Day 15:Back to your own country

    Service Included:Transportation, Breakfast, Accommodation

Annapurna base camp trekking cost includes

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
  • 2 night’s twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara within Bed with Breakfast Plan for 2 Nights
  • Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
  • Guest house basis trekking accommodation while on trekking days
  • Tourist Bus transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu for guest and guide.
  • Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permits for Trekking tours
  • All land transportation as per written on above itinerary
  • Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs

Annapurna base camp trekking cost excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above

Tilicho lake trek from Annapurna circuit trek

This is a another trek that trail splits from Manang instead of taking the valley north to Tanki Manang. This trek route goes to the main valley to the west passes through the Khanshar Village then trek up to Tilicho lake. Trekkers spent a Night Here. Some trekkers they pass Mesokontala but most trekkers go back to Yak Kharka. then next day they do Thorog la pass trek.

Narphu trek

The trek through the NarPhu valleys combines high peaks and passes, glaciers, remote villages, narrow canyons, lovely forests. There are gompas and unique ethnically Tibetan cultures. Narphu valley was to trekkers until late 2002. Koto is the starting point of this trek and quickly diverges from routes with more foot-traffic and into the remote NarPhu valleys. The trail passes through colorful Tibetan chortens and prayer stones into deep canyons and gorges then head to kangla pass. After Kang La Pass we will go down to Ngawal, a popular stop on the main Annapurna Circuit Treks

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Annapurna circuit trek facts

  • Difficulty:Strenuous
  • Duration:15 Days
  • Accommodation: By requirement
  • Trip Style:Tea House
  • RegionAnnapurna
  • MealsFull Board on trek
  • Altitude5416M ie 17770ft
  • Group-Size1-18 Person
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus/Local Bus
  • Route:Bensisahar-Bahaundanda, Ghermu, Syange, Jagat, Chamje, Tal, Dharapani, Timang, Chame, Pisang, Manag, Letdar, Thorong phedi, High Camp, Muktinath, Jomsom, Marpha, Lete, Ghasa, Dana, Tatopani, Beni, Pokhara

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