Around Annapurna Trekking

Around Annapurna Trekking

attractions Attraction
Thorong La Pass, Muktinath, Manang
nature Accomodation
timer Duration
14 Days
restaurant_menu Food
Group Size
1 - 25
diversity_1 Group Type
temple_hindu Culture
Mostly Tibetan Culture

Around Annapurna trekking is a popular trekking trail in the Annapurna region. Around Annapurna trekking is known as Annapurna circuit trekking. Annapurna Circuit trekking offers panoramic Himalaya scenery including the Nilgiri 7041m, Fishtail/Machhapuchhare 6998m, Annapurna I 8091m, Annapurna II 7939m , Annapurna III7555m, Annapurna IV 7525m, Annapurna south 7219m, Hiunchuli 6441m, Lamjung Himal 6986m,Tukuche peak 6920m,Tilicho peak 7134m, etc. Additionally, we can see different type of animals such as musk dears, leopards, jackals, mountain Thar, and birds such as Pheasant, and vultures.
Moreover, Annapurna circuit trekking provides a relaxing experience with mixed culture such as Brahmin, Chhetri, Gurung, Magars, and Thakalis and their traditional practices.

The major highlight of Annapurna Circuit trekking is the Thorung la pass which provides an amazing experience in the Himalayan region of Nepal. The adventure in Annapurna region  is rich in contrasts and it introduces us to the full and glorious spectrum of Nepal's scenery as it threads its way through a mountainous mosaic of picturesque landscapes of often wondrous beauty carrying the wide-eyed walker from lowland terraced farms and forests to barren desert steppes, deep gorges valleys, and alpine tundra giant glaciated Himalayan peaks in the north. Finally, during this trek, one can view the three mighty peaks of Manaslu (8163m), Dhaulagiri (8,167m), and Annapurna (8,091m).

Around Annapurna Trekking (Annapurna Circuit Trekking Highlights):

  • Stunning landscapes with diverse terrains
  • Crossing Thorong La Pass (5,416m)
  • Encountering various ethnic communities
  • Visiting Muktinath Temple
  • Walking along the Kali Gandaki Gorge
  • Relaxing in natural hot springs at Tatopani
  • Spotting diverse flora and fauna
  • Enjoying local Nepali cuisine
  • Hiking through apple orchards in Marpha
  • Capturing mesmerizing sunrises and sunsets
  • Facing challenging ascents and descents
  • Experiencing remote mountain life

Trip Info for Annapurna Circuit Trek:

  • Trek Start:
    • Usually begins in Besisahar or Bhulbhule.
    • Requires obtaining necessary permits and TIMS card.
    • The trail gradually ascends through diverse landscapes.
  • Accommodation:
    • Teahouses/lodges along the route offer basic lodging.
    • Dormitory-style rooms or private rooms available.
    • Basic amenities like beds, blankets, and shared bathrooms.

  • Meals:
    • Teahouses provide meals: Dal Bhat (rice, lentil soup), noodles, rice dishes, etc.
    • Limited menu items, especially at higher altitudes.
    • Carrying some energy bars and snacks is recommended.

  • Typical Day:
    • Start early in the morning for better weather and views.
    • Trek for about 6-8 hours a day, with breaks in between.
    • Reach teahouse for the night, rest, and explore.

  • Communication:
    • Limited mobile network coverage, especially at higher altitudes.
    • Some teahouses offer Wi-Fi, but it might be slow and unreliable.

  • Electricity and Water:
    • Charging devices may come at an extra cost in teahouses.
    • Hot showers might be available for an additional fee.
    • Safe drinking water: carry purification methods or buy bottled water.

  • Tipping:
    • Tipping is a common practice to show appreciation for good service.
    • You can tip guides, porters, and teahouse staff if you're satisfied.

  • Trek Season:
    • Best seasons: Autumn (clear weather) and Spring (blooming rhododendrons).
    • Winter is colder but less crowded. Summer/Monsoon brings rain and more challenge.

  • Annapurna Circuit Trek Difficulty :
  1. For Beginners:
    • Annapurna Circuit can be manageable for beginners with good fitness levels and preparation.
    • The trail has a variety of terrains, from gradual ascents to steeper sections.
    • Pace yourself, take breaks, and acclimatize properly to higher altitudes.
    • Consider hiring a guide or trekking with a group for added support.

  2. For Experienced Trekkers:
    • Experienced trekkers will find the Annapurna Circuit moderately challenging.
    • Familiarity with multi-day treks and altitude effects is beneficial.
    • Some sections might involve longer and more strenuous walks, especially at higher altitudes.
    • Flexibility and previous trekking experience will be advantageous.
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Mohan Subedi

Mohan Subedi is the founder of Hinepal Treks. He is a professional trek and adventure guide.

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