Annapurna circuit trek information

Annapurna circuit trek information

Annapurna circuit trek information is most essential component before heading to Annapurna trekking trails. Annapurna circuit trekking is  exciting adventure trekking in Nepal Himalaya and tally as world’s top 10 trekking destination lies in Manang district, Gandaki province No 4. Trekking in Annapurna circuit  is known as Annapurna Thorong la pass trek compute as a challenging trekking in Annapurna region. Annapurna Thorong la pass trekking  offer beautiful Himalayan views of 3 above 8000 meters mountains – Mount Manaslu 8163, Mount Dhaulagiri 8167 m, Mount Annapurna 8091 m and 23 snowy capped mountain peaks of Annapurna region trekking.  This is only one trekking destination in Nepal integrated  multi  cultures, trans Himalayan zone, highest located Tilicho lake 4912 m, challenging Thorung la pass 5416 m,  Holy muktinath temple ( salvation temple) , kali Gandaki valley, touch to the Mustang trekking trails , Nepal windy Jomsom airport. Trekking in Annapurna circuit fit for both novice and experinced trekkers with average level fitness. Since Annapurna trekking opened four tourist in 1977 than Annapurna circuit hiking trip become most popular trekking destination in Nepal. 

Around Annapurna trek has three different options- Beshishar via Thorong la pass hike through Kali Gandaki valley Ghorepani poon hill till Nayapul , Besishar cross the Thorong la pass hike till Jomsom and fly to pokhara and one of the short option Kathmandu drive to Chame or Manang Cross Thorong la pass Muktinath Jomsom and fly back or by overland to pokhara.  For all above Annapurna package trip required two different trekking permit – ACAP  and TIMS permit issue through local Nepal trekking companies. Annapurna circuit Jomsom Muktinath Ghorepani poon hill trek is one of the longest options and Chame Thorong la pass Jomsom Muktinath trek is one of the shortest options.  Annapurna circuit trekking difficultly level is moderate challenging. Annapurna circuit trekking cost is depend on group size and length of packages. Annapurna trekking map has clearly defined about relevant areas. Autumn and spring season is the best time trekking in Annapurna circuit but doable around the year as per travelers wish and desire.

Annapurna circuit trek cost is depend on choice of package and group size but doable by individual person too. Annapurna circuit trekking itinerary will generate as per trekkers holiday frame . Trekking in Annapurna circuit start from Beshishar or Chame drive from Kathmandu. Professional Nepal trekking guide is essential as this route has challenging Thorong pass 5416 m from see level. Trekkers may hire trekking guide and porter from Nepal trekking agency for secured journeys. Travelers may extend their trip to Chitwan National park for Chitwan jungle safari tour or Trishuli river rafting too. Trek in Annapurna circuit for beginners also possible. Around Annapurna trek is one of the most popular treks in Annapurna region to explore the beautiful Manang valley, Kali gandaki valley and whole Annapurna region trekking destination.   Suggested all travelers  do the Around Annapurna trek through government registered local Nepal trekking agency recommended by Lonely planet Nepal travel guide book for the secured journeys in Himalaya.

Annapurna circuit trek information  Major Highlights

  • Annapurna circuit trek is most popular trekking in Annapurna region to explore beautiful Manang and Mustang valley 
  • Annapurna Thorong la pass trek offer beautiful Himalayan views of 3 above 8000 meteres mountain such as Mt. Manaslu 8163m, Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167m , Mt. Annpaurna 8091m and 13 snowy capped mountains of Annapurna region trekking trails. 
  • The classic Annapurna circuit trekking explore the trans Himalayan zone , Rain shadow zone , world's highest located Tilicho lake, kali Gandaki valley, world's deepest Kali gandaki gorge, natural hot spring and beautiful Ruptse waterfall.  
  • Mesmerizing view of mountains from the Thorong la pass , Gangapurna Tea shop, Ice lake and  hike through Annapurna conservation area project

Things to know before heading to the Annapurna circuit trek 

Eat nutritious food

Hygienic and nutritious food is essential for success trip to Annapurna circuit route. suggested take boiled item and less oily food . Sometime food poisoning make difficult heading to the destination so take the hygienic  meals on Annapurna circuit  trekking trails

Drinking-Water and Tablets

If you avoid to drink the mineral water, take drinking water tablets for safety reason.  At least need to drink 4-5 liters  water during your trip to Annapurna Thorong la pass trek route. 

Acclimatization during the trip 

One day acclimatization at Manang  is essential as stand point of avoid the high altitude sickness.   Before cross the Thorung la pass 5420m  route and  rest at Manang  3540m, 11346ft. from the sea level thus recommended all the travelers . You may go Gangapurna Tea shop or Ice lake and descend to Manag  for overnight stay.  

Physical fitness

Nepal Annapurna trekking is fit for all age group travelers juniors to seniors citizen even though average level fitness is essential. Where is will there  is a plan so trekking in Annapurna circuit  need only strong willing power that make easy to reach the destination.

The Best time for Annapurna circuit trekking 

The best season for Annapurna circuit trek are autumn season ( September to December ) and spring season ( middle of February to May).
Mount Annapurna circuit trek  is feasible in all the months in Nepal but some challenges it means winter Annapurna circuit  trek is more difficult while passes cover by snow.

Annapurna circuit trek Packling list

You need to bring following trekking equipment for Annapurna circuit  hiking trip

  • Trekking Bag pack.
  • Trekking day bag.( Small handbag)
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Sports shoes or sandal.
  • Trekking stick.
  • Trekking Hat, cat
  • Trekking woollen cap.
  • Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket.
  • Pullover or warm sweeter.
  • Raincoat.
  • 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock .
  • Hand gloves.
  • 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
  • 3/4 pairs of Trekking shirts .
  • 3/4 pairs of Underwear
  • Eye glass
  • Water bottle.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Flash or Torch light.
  • Camera and batteries.
  • Sun cream.

Annapurna circuit trek Itinerary 

Annapurna circuit trekking has two different option clock wise Annapurna circuit  trek and anti clock wise Annapurna circuit  trekking so trekkers may choose able as per their wish and desire.

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu International airport. We pick up at the airport by our car and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Besi Sahar (Altitude 1310 meters/ 4298 feet), 172 km west of Kathmandu by public bus. Driving 5:30 hours. Overnight at Mountain Lodge.

Day 03: Trek from Besi Sahar to Bahundanda (Altitude 1385 meters/ 4544 feet). 

Hiking Distance: 17 Km/ 11 miles
Average Hiking Time: 5: 30 hours.

Day 04: Trek from Bahundanda to Chamje (Altitude 2160 meters/ 7087 feet). 

Hiking Distance: 12 Km/ 7 miles
Average Hiking Time: 4 to 5 hours.

Day 05: Trek from Chamje to Bagarchhap via Dharapani (Altitude 2160 meters/ 7087 feet). 

Hiking Distance: 13 Km/ 8 miles
Average Hiking Time: 6 hours.

Day 06: Trek from Bagarchhap to Chame (Altitude 2710 meters/ 8891 feet). 

Hiking Distance: 12 Km/ 7 miles.
Average Hiking Time: 5 hours.

Day 07: Trek from Chame to Upper Pisang (Altitude 3310 meters/ 10860 feet). 

Hiking Distance: 14.5 Km/ 9 miles
Average Hiking Time: 5 hours.

OR Trek from Chame to Lower Pisang (Altitude 3250 meters/ 10663 feet).

Hiking Distance: 14 Km/ 8.6 miles
Average Hiking Time: 4:30 hours.

Day 08: Trek from Upper Pisang to Manang (Altitude 3540 meters/ 11614 feet). 

Hiking Distance: 19.5 Km/ 12 miles
Average Hiking Time: 6:30 hours.

OR trek from Lower Pisang to Manang (Altitude 3540 meters/ 11614 feet). 

Hiking Distance: 15 Km/ 9 miles
Average Hiking Time: Hiking 4:30 hours.

Day 09: Day in Manang (Altitude 3540 meters/ 11614 feet) for acclimatization purposes. 

Day 10: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (Altitude 4050 meters/ 13287 feet). 

Hiking Distance: 9 Km/ 6 miles
Average Hiking Time: 3 hours.

Day 11: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (Altitude 4450 meters/ 14600 feet). 

Hiking Distance: 6 Km/ 4 miles
Average Hiking Time: 3 hours.

Day 12: Trek from Thorong Phedi to Thorung La Pass (Altitude 5416 meters/ 17769feet) to Muktinath (Altitude 3800 meters/ 12467 feet). 

Hiking Distance: 16 Km/ 10 miles
Average Hiking Time: 7:30 hours.

Day 13: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (Altitude 2720 meters/ 8923 feet). 

Hiking Distance: 18 Km/ 11 miles
Average Hiking Time: 6:30 hours.

Day 14: Trek from Jomsom to Kalopani (Altitude 2535 meters/ 8317 feet). 

Hiking Distance: 23 Km/ 14 miles
Average Hiking Time: 7:30 hours.

Day 15: Trek from Kalopani to Tatopani (Altitude 1200 meters/ 3937 feet). 

Hiking Distance: 20 Km/ 12 miles.
Average Hiking Time: 7 hours.

Day 16: Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani (Altitude 2870 meters/ 9416 feet). 

Hiking Distance: 15.65 Km/ 9.7 miles
Average Hiking Time: 7 to 8 hours.

Day 17: Early morning excursion to Poon Hill (Altitude 3210 meters/10531 feet). Then trek from Ghorepani to Nayapul (Altitude 1070 meters/ 3510 feet). Drive from Nayapul to Pokhara by car. Driving 1:30 hours. Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara.

Hiking Distance: Around 23 Km/ 14 miles
Average Hiking Time: 8 hours.

Day 18: Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus. Evening farewell dinner with Nepali Cultural show. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 19: Departure to your home country. Our tour officer will drop you at Kathmandu International airport and see you off. End of Service. Or you may take optional side tours.

Annapurna circuit trek cost 

Annapurna circuit  trekking cost range USD 1450 to 2250 $ Dollars including the  two different permits (ACAP permit, TIMS permit ,meals , accommodation ,  Trekking guide and porters .

Annapurna circuit  trek cost for solo traveler start USD 2350  for same service as above mentioned.  

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About Nepal Travel Author:

Mr. Ram Bahadur pahari hold the Master’s degree in sociology and Tourism from Tri Chandra University Nepal. Experiencing with different fields ( Teacher , police inspector , Bistro business), and in 1992 join in tourism sector and  in 2000 become a tenure of  Himalaya Journey Trekking - 

He has published numerous travel articles of Nepal. Being a social fellowship and depth experienced of Nepal trekking and tourism fields mostly travel blogs are help for tourist, how to visit in Nepal and explore the nation’s culture, nature and adventure destination from low land Terai 100m  to up to tallest Mt. Everest 8848m.


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