Annapurna trekking

Published Date: 2018-12-28 10:10:17

Annapurna trekking is one of the most desired classic treks in Nepal offering you the best combination of adventure, beautiful scenery of scattered settlements and soaring mountains. The survey of Modern Maturity suggests this trekking as one of the best trekking in the world. Between the Mt. Annapurna I, and Mt. Dhaulagiri lies the Kali Gandaki River Valley, which is considered the world’s deepest gorge. Snow-capped mountains, lush green forest, terraced fields, and ethnic encounters are some of the best attractions of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
The Annapurna trek begins from drive to Pokhara; via Ghorepani, Poohill, Tadapani, Chommrong, Himalaya Hotel, you shall reach all the way to the Annapurna Base Camp; and return via Bamboo, Jhinu, Nayapul, to Pokhara, via the same route. However, in the packages of Annapurna circuit guide you via Besisahar, Syange, Chamje, Bagarchhap, Chame, Pisang, Manang, Yak Kharka, Thorong Phedi, Larkya La Pass, Muktinath, Marpha, Kalopani, Tatopani, Ghorepani, Poon Hill, Tadapani, Ghandruk, to Pokhara.

The Annapurna circuit map makes a circular coverage of the Annapurna region. Though it depends upon several other factors, the Annapurna circuit trek cost that we charge is US$850 per person in a group of 1-10 trekkers, and US$ 730 per person in a group of 11-15 members. For more accurate and updated cost, do contact us.
For Annapurna circuit-best time to go include March to May and September to November. During March to May, the lower altitude areas can be quite warm, and the high altitude areas are pleasing to walk in. Similarly, during September to November, the lower altitude areas are great to trek, while the high altitude areas are quite cold; especially during the evening and morning. The Annapurna circuit distance varies in-between 160-230 km (100-145 miles), which depends on the location from where the vehicles are used and de-boarded. Similarly, the trek ranges from as low as 830m altitude to 5,416m altitude; Larkya La Pass is the highest point you shall make this trek. The Annapurna circuit itinerary can be arranged as per your personal preference and need; in such case, do let us know in advance before making an arrangement of the trek.
Obviously, the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) is the major attraction and destination of the Annapurna Base camp trek. As you reach the base camp, you shall be engulfed with the sheer excitement and plea to freeze the moment and let it be the way it is. The mountains appear so close as if you could touch them if you outspread your hands. Passing through the dense forest, via several traditional villages, passing the streams, rivers, waterfalls, you shall experience this amazing trek and bag some unforgettable memories.
Below are the route and Annapurna circuit map:
Kathmandu (1,345m)-Besisahar (830m)-Syange-Chame (1,400m)-Bagarchhap (2,160m)-Chame (2,630m)-Pisang (3,300m)-Manang (3,540m)-Yak Kharka (4,000m)-Thorong Phedi (4,450m)-Thorong La Pass (5,416m)-Muktinath (3,800m)-Marpha (2,670m)-Kalopani (2,530m)-Tatopani (1,200m)-Ghorepani (2,850m)-Poon Hill- Tadapani (2,700m)-Pokhara (850m)-Kathmandu (1,345m)
The Annapurna circuit trek cost varies in terms of season and the way you do it. If you do the trek in the off-season, you might not be charged a lot. However, in the high season, you might be charged quite a considerable amount. Though you can do this trek alone, you might feel lost when you see the soaring mountains; you might want to know the names of the mountains you see and the villages you stay at. Further, you might have to be unnecessarily worried about the food and accommodation you need to have throughout your trek.
Best time to go
The weather during the winter season can be extremely cold at Thorong La Pass. There shall be frequent snowfalls, winds, and sunshine. However, this is also the best time to witness the beauty of a snowy landscape and experience the real life in Annapurna region. During this season, since the people in the highland migrate to the low land, there shall be the only handful of teahouses open; however, since there are lots of teahouses throughout the trekking route at an even distance, you shall not be super-worried about the chance of availability of accommodation. If you happen to be in the end of the December, you might get the chance to celebrate the Tamu Loshar festival. This is one of the important festivals of Gurung communities.  However, the days are longer and the weather is warm from March to May. You shall get plenty of opportunities to view the panoramic views of landscape and snow-capped mountain ranges.

October is the busiest month, and you shall encounter with several fellow trekkers. Trekking in a busy trail isn’t what everybody prefers. Whereas, some other do not feel secure to trek on the trail with no any mark of the human. If you do not like to trek in a busy route, either you might have to choose another less popular trekking destination or do this trek in another month. Another bad part of trekking in the high season is that the teahouses charge quite a high rate for accommodation and food. Thus, if you don’t mind few crowd, October is the answer for Annapurna circuit-best time to go.
How to trek?
If you want to get plenty of time to enjoy the trek, it is better not to go solo. Hiring a guide and porter personally is fine, but you might be concerned if you get the really registered guide. To avoid from being played fool, it is suggested that you go via a trekking agency. The best part of getting through such trekking agency is that, first, you get the quality guide and porter, and shouldn’t be worried about the cost and your bargaining power. The guide shall arrange your accommodation and food. However, do not choose an international trekking agency for any kind of trek in Nepal; it only increases the cost. These international trekking agencies also have to make proper coordination with Nepalese agencies and guides/porters, which only increases the number of middlemen to be paid to. Thus, choose an established trekking agency from Nepal.
Annapurna trek falls under the moderate level of trekking difficulty, and thus, you aren’t required to have any extraordinary physical fitness to do this trek successfully. Having a physically fit body that can make through several highs and lows in the hilly and mountainous region, walking for few hours in a row is sufficient to do this trek. If you have prior trekking experience in hilly and mountain areas, it can be quite advantageous to you. However, if you do some exercise few weeks before the trek, it can also be very effective for you.
Mountain Hiking and Trekking Pvt. Ltd. is a pioneer travel and trekking agency in Nepal that has the attractive record of successful accomplishment of several treks in Nepal within schedule. With our dedicated, proactive, committed, and experienced professionals and crews, we always ensure that you make most out of the trek you are doing. For more information about any trek in Nepal, do not hesitate to contact us.


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