Annapurna Circuit Trek Information

  • Feb 5, 2020
  • Krishna Dahal
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Annapurna Circuit Trek information

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

Annapurna Circuit trek is a moderate level of trek in the western part of Nepal. This trek consist two river valley Marshyangdi River (Manang) valley and Kaligandaki valley. Both valleys are significantly beautiful in terms of diverse landscape, local Gurung culture and of course flora and fauna.

Annapurna circuit trek meets Kaligandaki valley after the Throng-la pass (5,416m). After steep descending to Muktinath, many people visit the temple and monastery around the area to worship. To hide the crowed on the way to Marpha, I suggest you to trek via Lupra village. This is the only one existing Bon village in Annapurna region.

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Where is Annapurna Circuit trek?

Annapurna Circuit trek lies about 160 km west of Kathmandu. This is the most popular and well facilitated trekking in terms of food and accommodation. There are possibilities to make the trek from 4 days to 25 days. Annapurna Base Camp and Ghorepani Poon Hill are other popular trek in Annapurna region.

Highlight of Annapurna circuit trail.

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

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

Annapurna circuit Trek accommodation

Annapurna circuit trek is well popular trek and people are well concern about the tourism. So most of the places there are well maintain guest house varied from attached bath room to dormitory rooms are available en route.

Annapurna trek food

In Annapurna region, all kind of food are available like local food ‘Makai ko Dhido and Gundruk ko Achar,” Continental food, Tibetan Food and South American food also available in some place.

Annapurna Circuit trek maps.

There are several maps in the markets with different scale. However, Global Adventure Trekking experts produce the finest map of Annapurna,

Shall I buy online or directly with local company?

There are several outbound trekking company in the world. But in my personal opinion, buying with local experts is much cheaper and convenience to all clients. If you buy any tours or trek with outbound company, you may not get the value of your money. So buying with 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 Annapurna trek

Even though “Nepal is for all season”Due to the large diverse of 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 lodge from Manang till Mukinath and Throng-la pass will be closed. Monson season (Jun-August) is okay for the trek eventhough it is rainy season. 

What are the necessary permits for Annapurna Circuit trek?

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

TIMS-Card (Trekkers Information Management System Card) is meant 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.