Published Date :05 Feb, 2019
Annapurna circuit trekking is a wonderful and beautiful trek path within the Annapurna mountain range of central Nepal. The total length of the route of this trek varies between 160–230 km (100-145 mi), depending on where motor transportation is used and where the trek is ended. The trek crosses two different river valleys and encircles the Annapurna Massif of Kaligandaki and Marshyangdi valley. The path reaches its highest point at Thorung La pass (5416m/17769 ft), touching the edge of the Tibetan plateau which is borderland of Manang and Mustang district as well.
HOW TO GET INTO AND WHAT WE OBSERVE ON THE WAY TO ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT TREK?
Upon your arrival to Kathmandu, you will a sightseeing program around Kathmandu city and on the next day you will have a drive to Besi Sahar from Kathmandu and walk through Chamje, from Chamje to Dharapani and Dharapani to Chame. On the way to Chame, we will see the renowned Dudh Khola pouring from the south face of Mt Manaslu. In addition, we will trek Pisang from where the views the north-east peak of Pisang as well as Annapurna II and Annapurna IV appears wonderful. Moreover, we will get to see fantastic views of Annapurna II, IV, Gangapurna and III before reaching Manang village. We will then experience one of the fascinating parts of the trek as we walk side to side with a shaky incline and then walk down to Thorung La Pass lying at the height of 5416m. On the other hand, we also get the chance to see Tilicho lake which is the highest lake in Nepal (4920m). Besides, we will also visit Muktinath meaning God of Salvation which is the holy place for Buddhists as well as Hindus. We will also trek to Poon Hill, one of the best vantage points to view the Annapurna, Macchapuchre or Fish Tail and Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges.
IS ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT TREKKING HARD?
For instance, this Annapurna Circuit Trekking shouldn’t be an issue to an experienced trekker but for new trekkers, it can be quite difficult and tiresome as it is a long journey. Annapurna Circuit trek is considered as longest trekking trail in Annapurna region; there you will have to walk around 6 to 7 hours per day and if you use local transport, now total 10 days less.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO TREK ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT?
Though it is a long journey the length of trail depends upon where you start and end your trek, therefore it can be anything between 160-230km. But we Nepal Tibet trekking provide the package of 18 days. It can be done as few as 10 days, 14 days or long like 18 to 28 days. But the days depend upon the speed of the trekker, number and length of the side trips, the rest day is taken, acclimatization and weather.
WHEN TO HIKE THE ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT TREK?
The best time to hike the Annapurna Circuit is in the month October when the monsoon season ends. The heavy rains have cleared the air, making views of the Himalayas especially dazzling. It’s also generally a safe time because the slopes aren’t too moist and slippery. And, finally, the temperature is just right, neither too hot nor too cold. The month March and April is also the best option to trek as it occurs before monsoon season. During this time, the rhododendrons and other flowers are in bloom, decorating the trails in spectacular colours and it’s also the warmest time. The beautiful scenery attracts and appeals the travellers who don’t like the cold.
WHAT TYPE OF ACCOMMODATION IS THERE IN ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT TREK?
During your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara, you will have an accommodation service according to your choices. Mostly accommodations over these two destinations offer a twin sharing basis. Single supplement will also be served on request but the extra amount should be added. And while on the trek, you will accommodate in tea houses. Although the single room and twin sharing basis are also available on the lower and higher elevation both.