Annapurna Circuit Trekking
Annapurna circuit trekking is one of the top ten trekking destinations in the world. It is famous for its varied trekking routes which can range up to 300 km long and attain an altitude of 5416m, crossing the highest pass in the Annapurna region. The Annapurna Circuit Trek has become popular with trekkers for the surrounding natural beauty of towering majestic mountains, cascading waterfalls, huge cliffs and picturesque villages where the culture of the region can be appreciated.
The trek starts at Beshisahar in the Marshyangdi River Valley and ends in the Kali Gandaki, the world’s deepest gorge which is made even more impressive by the incredible massive height of two mountains, Dhaulagiri at 8167 m. and Annapurna 1 at 8091 m. After crossing the highest pass at 5416 m., the trail opens up into the unbelievably beautiful Mustang Valley which is only surpassed by the magnificent Himalayan Mountain Range overlooking this valley. The trekking trail is regularly used by the local traders, so trekkers will encounter strings of pack ponies with tinkling bells, herds of goats and buffalo along with many of the local people. This experience is all a part of learning about the native culture and meeting the friendly people along the way. The complete adventure is so thrilling that trekkers will never forget these memories throughout their life.
Diffculties and Safety
Trekking in Nepal is not an easy thing with lots of uphill and downhill. Average fitness is required not to be in the pain make sure you have enough walking experience to enjoy the trek. Most of the days include 4-7 hours walking. Altitude can be the problem too so drinking lots of fluids and going slowly is important to avoid altitude sickness. Your safety is of our major concern. Your Trekking guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. The Guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
Accommodation & Food details
We will provide accommodations in Kathmandu and Pokhara on your choice. All the accommodation in the city and trekking will provided on twin sharing basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost extra. During Annapurna Circuit Trek, we can enjoy Nepalese food called ‘Dal Bhat’ as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Breakfast, Lunch and dinner will be served during trekking, only breakfast include at Kathmandu Hotel.
Best Time To Visit
Autumn (Sept to Nov) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons to do Annapurna Circuit Trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature then taking this trip during winter (Dec- Feb) could also be an another great option. However, the temperature during winter could be harsh for most guests and there chance to get snow too. Trekking in the Summer or Monsoon seasons (June to Aug) will be affected by rain but the Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.
You are advised to consider the following equipment as essentials while packing. Please use this link as a guideline. Adjustments to the list can be managed according to our requirements, interests, duration of trip, and season of trip. We can find variety of these gears to hire or buy in Kathmandu. Majority of the gears which are in sale in Kathmandu are locally manufactured (hence a lot cheaper) and can find very high quality branded gears too in some famous stores in Kathmandu.