Annapurna Circuit Trek Information

  • Jun 21, 2024
  • Rajan Dahal
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Annapurna Circuit Trek information

Annapurna Circuit trek is a world-class trek in Nepal. Annapurna Circuit is a trek within the central Himalayan range of Nepal. The total length of the full Annapurna trek is 160 km to 230 km. It depends on where the motor services are taken and where you would like to end the trek. The trek starts from Beshisahar and ends at Tatopani. However, motor services are available from Muktinath to Pokhara.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is a moderate-level trek in the western part of Nepal. This trek consists of two river valleys: Marshyangdi River (Manang) Valley and Kaligandaki valley. Both valleys are significantly beautiful in terms of diverse landscapes, local culture, and, of course, flora and fauna.

Annapurna Circuit Trek meets Kaligandaki Valley after the Throng-La Pass (5,416 m). After steep descents to Muktinath, many people visit the temple and monastery around the area to worship. To hide the crowd on the way to Marpha, I suggest you trek via Lupra village. This is the only existing Bon village in the Annapurna region.

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Where is the Annapurna Circuit trek?

Annapurna Circuit Trek lies about 160 km west of Kathmandu. This is the most popular and well-facilitated trek in terms of landscapes and culture. You will have a lifetime of experience in the Himalayas. There are possibilities to make the trek from 4 days to 25 days. Annapurna Base Camp and Ghorepani Poon Hill are other popular treks in the Annapurna region. ACT is easier and has fewer tourists compared to Everest Base Camp Trek. Nowadays, you can combine Manaslu Circuit Trekking with Annapurna Circuit.

The highlight of the Annapurna circuit trail.

  • Complete 160 km–230 km In 12 to 16 days.
  • Cultural diversity and village trails
  • Crossing (Throng-la 5,416 m)
  • The number of trekking days can be customized
  • Magnificent Mountain view from all the spot
  • The Annapurna circuits trek intersects with the Manaslu trek and Upper Mustang trek
  • Hot springs in several places.
  • The highest point of the Annapurna trek

The Annapurna Circuit trek starts from Beshisahar (800 m) and goes up to Manang and Throngla (5,416 m) after spending a night at the high camp, or Phedi.

Annapurna Circuit Trek accommodation

Annapurna Circuit Trek is a popular trek and people are well concerned about tourism. So most of the places have well-maintained guest houses, ranging from attached bathrooms to dormitory rooms that are available en route.

Annapurna trek food

In the Annapurna region, all kinds of food are available, like local food ‘Makai ko Dhido and Gundruk ko Achar.” Continental food, Tibetan food, and South American food are also available.

Annapurna Circuit trek maps.

There are several maps of the markets on different scales. However, Global Adventure Trekking experts produce the finest map of Annapurna,

Shall I buy online or directly with a local company?

There are several outbound trekking companies in the world. But in my personal opinion, buying with local experts is much cheaper and more convenient for all clients. If you buy any tours or treks with an outbound company, you may not get the value of your money. So buying with a local company will surely deliver the value of the money you paid for. Are you ready for booking, Please go here!

best time to go for the Annapurna trek

Even though “Nepal is for all-season ”Due to the large diversity of the Annapurna region and altitude variation, It is difficult to predict the best time but in general practice, spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to December) are the best time of the year for Throngla pass trekking. Winter (January and February) is too cold. The lodges from Manang to Muktinath and Throng-la Pass will be closed. Monsoon season (Jun.–August) is okay for the trek, even though it is rainy season. 

What are the necessary permits for the Annapurna Circuit Trek?

Yes, these two permits are required for your Annapurna Circuit Trek.

TIMS-Card (Trekkers Information Management System Card) is meant to help protect trekkers through registration checkpoints along the trek. Fees also go towards guide and porter insurance along with their training.

An Annapurna Conservation Area (ACAP) covers all of the Annapurna conservation area. An ACAP Permit, The permit is only valid for one entry and one exit.