Trek to the Annapurna Circuit is undoubtedly the world’s most well-known trek. Annapurna Circuit Trek involves beautiful landscapes, Thorong-La Pass, Mukti Nath’s holiest pilgrimage site. Besides, Kali Gandaki Valley and Ghorepani Poon Hill provide a fantastic opportunity to combine with different local insights. These are the main attraction of the Annapurna circuit trek, which starts from Bensi Shahar. The trail goes, however, towards Thorong-La Pass, which borders Manang and Mustang. You may use these GPS coordinates to navigate the Annapurna Circuit Trek Map, where you can find all your walking distance details.
In the meantime, Trek to Annapurna Circuit allows in discovering the charming villages and lush green vegetation along the Marsyandi Valley. The elevation of this trek ranges from 800 to 5416 meters, so there is a high possibility of diversifying. The Thorong La Pass is one of the tallest passes since it is 5416 meters high. It provides a stunning 360 ° view of beautiful mountains such as Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Nilgiri.
A Trek to Annapurna Circuit is more disturbing than the previous one due to the new construction road. Now some segments of the alternative path are being built to prevent emissions. On this road, however, there are limited lodging and food facilities. The trail stretches even further to visit the Annapurna base camp, whatever the routes you have chosen. But Around Annapurna Trek offers an unforgettable experience. The trail takes you over 3500 meters, so proper acclimatization is necessary.
Annapurna Circuit Trek: Highlights
|Trek Duration||21 Days|
|Max. Altitude||5416 Meters|
|Trek Starts/Ends||Bensi Shahar/Naya Pul|
|Days||Duration||Altitude in meters||Walking Distance|
|1.||Drive to Beshi Shahar||920||6h00|
|2.||Trek to Ngadi||1120||5h30|
|3.||Ngadi to Jagat||1400||6h00|
|4.||Trek to Dharapani||1960||6h00|
|5.||Dharapani to Chame||2600||6h30|
|6.||Trek to Pisang||3100||6h00|
|7.||Pisang to Manang||3500||4 – 8h00|
|8.||Trek to Yak Kharka||4200||4h00|
|9.||Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi||4400||4h00|
|10.||Trek to Muktinath via Thorong – La Pass (5416 m)||3800||8h00|
|11.||Muktinath to Marpha||2600||6h00|
|12.||Trek to Lete||1900||6h00|
|13.||Lete to Tatopani||1130||6h20|
|14.||Trek to Ghorepani||2650||7- 8h00|
|15.||Ghorepani to Tikhedunga via Poon Hill||1400||6h00|
|16.||Trek to Naya pul then drive to Pokhara||4h00|
|17.||Drive back to Kathmandu||6h00|
Permits and Regulation
The Around Annapurna Trek requires a Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card as well as an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP).
It cost NPR 600 (about USD 6) for SAARC nationalities and NPR 2000 (approximately USD 20) for ordinary travelers.
Similarly, an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit costs NPR 200 (about USD 2) for SAARC countries and NPR 2000 (approximately USD 20) for other nationals.
The Nepal Tourism Board sells the TIMS cards, ACAP permits in Kathmandu and Pokhara. ACAP is also available in the Besisahar ACAP office. Regardless, if you’re doing this trip through a trekking agency in Nepal, they’ll be dealing with all of these permits.
Best time to go Annapurna Circuit Trek
Autumn and spring are the best times for trekking in Nepal. The Autumn season generally starts from September to November in Nepal. The weather is warm during the day and cools at night, making it ideal for bridging this circuit.
Spring, which extends from March to May, is also a beautiful season to travel along these routes. It is the following most suitable opportunity for travel. The days are getting warmer during this period. The Rhododendron begins to blossom, making the way bright and beautiful. Although it is the second most popular travel season, it is not as crowded as autumn. In addition, the clear weather makes it so pleasant among the trekkers.
Because of the pleasant weather, the spring and autumn season are the best time to visit Annapurna Circuit Trek. Nonetheless, the Around Annapurna trek is doable year-round.
No doubt, Annapurna Circuit Trek is the most popular trekking destination in Nepal. There are many itineraries within the Annapurna Conservation Area. Based on your interest, time frame, and fitness, you may choose the best possible itineraries that expand from 7 to 21 days. If you are thinking about this trek, then check this comprehensive guide to Annapurna Circuit Trek which helps you to prepare and plan a trek. Please consult us for the best possible itinerary of the trek.
One should think about it, but you should also get out and explore. This spectacular trip is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The fascinating place of course that possesses awe-inspiring vistas on this trip. We’ve compiled a list of the 15 top tips that helps you to make a successful Annapurna Circuit Trek. So, No one should put off tackling the Annapurna Circuit trek.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350 m).
Day 2: Free day in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Kathmandu – Bulbule(840m) 7h00.
Day 4: Bhulbule – Jagat (1314m)
Day 5: Jagat – Dharapani (1970m)
Day 6: Dharapani – Chame (2710m)
Day 7: Chame – Pisang (3300m)
Day 8: Pisang – Manang (3500m)
Day 9: Acclimatization day in Manang
Day 10: Manang – Ledhar (4200m).
Day 11: Ledhar – Thorong Phedi (4400m). 4h00 walk.
Day 12: Thorong Phedi – Muktinath (3800m)
Day 13: Muktinath – Marpha (2667m)
Day 14: Marpha – Lete (2438m)
Day 15: Lete – Tatopani (hot water) 1189m
Day 16: Tatopani – Ghorepani (2855m)
Day 17: Ghorepani – Poon Hill (3210m) – Thikedunga (1400m)
Day 18: Tikhedhunga – Nayapul (1113m) – Pokhara (915m)
Day 19: Pokhara – Kathmandu
Day 20: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 21: Final departure.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN||Tribhuwan International Airport|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please enter at least 3 hours before the flight.|
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1. You can enjoy your trek entirely without carrying a heavy backpack.
2. Another is to increase the local communities’ income.