Highlights of Annapurna Circuit Trekking
- Magnificent village route with Nepali culture
- All mountains facing Annapurna Region.
- Nepali apple garden.
- Panoramic view of over 30 highest mountains.
- The highest Throng la pass
- Tilicho peak view
- Many views of waterfalls.
- Presence of animal-like Yak, horse and donkey.
- Famous Muktinath Temple, monasteries, other temples.
- Glorious alpine trails
- Astonishing landscapes and stunning nature
- 180 old stone water bathing taps
- Paddy fields, subtropical forests
An Overview of Annapurna Circuit Trek
It is one of the terrific places for Trekkers.Many hikers who really exalt this Annapurna Circuit Trek very much. ABC trek route crosses two rivers and circles the Annapurna Massif Peak and Thorong La Pass (5416 m). Often, many trekkers who start their journey anticlockwise from Bhulbhule(840 m) or Besisahar (760 m) since it is easier and safer. This has based in Himalayan Region,Nepal. It is 204.0 km from Kathmandu to Pokhara city, this is city near to Annpura circuit trek.
You could see the most beautiful views of Annapurna range, I-IV, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manslu, Tilicho Peak and remarkable landscapes and stunning nature from Pisang Peak (6,091 m. All these peaks range from 6000 m to 8000 m from the sea level.
The route passes with paddy fields, subtropical forests, many waterfalls, various typical villages, and gigantic cliffs. If you wish to begin your trek from Jomsom via Tilicho route, then you need to carry a tent sometimes snowfalls can be dangerous.
You could see Dhovan Chur in Ngdi where you can get access of Internet, telephone, health post, and holy temples. After 7 to 8 hrs of hiking you would arrive in Chamje (1430 m), you could view the amazing view of Mardi Himal.
Coming to Manang is very factual since there are few populations and you could also view apple garden. You can encounter a classic stone made villages in this district including many enchanting waterfalls then you need to go upward slowly.
You observe the panoramic view of more 29 mountains from Pisang and Thorung-La Pass (5416 m) is highest in this Annapurna Circuit Trek. At Thorung Phedi, you can see wild animals like horse, yaks, even donkeys. Trekkers need to walk sometime on
stone trial and feels exciting.
Trekking sets out from Thorung-La Pass, downward to Muktinath Temple (3760m), this temple is very famous and many people come to this temple to worship God Mukitinath so that they might receive salvation from the sins. Also, you enjoy bathing at 108 old stone water taps to wash away your sins, there is a belief system that if take a bath from these taps then your 7 births of sins alienate. Even you can enjoy the views of apple orchards and Kali Gandaki river.
Some trekkers who go to Jomsom and fly to Kathmandu city within 25 minutes but some of them who go to Ghasa by passing two important places and end their trekking journey to Nayapul. If you choose this Annapurna Circuit trek, then you will not detract from your worth experience.
If you are willing to know systematic ideas, then visit our itinerary because this kind of trekking demands diligence attention to routes, maps, safeness and great care also a guide.
When is the best time to do Annapurna Circuit Trekking?
Any time could be appropriate nevertheless, summer is not good for Trekking since rainfalls and cloudy weather block the natural beauty of mountains including spices and green trees. In addition, sometimes landslide takes place and trekking route becomes very muddy as well also mosquito can bite easily. If you are adventurous, then you can enjoy trekking even in Summer. If you are looking for a perfect time for sake of trekking to Annapurna base height, then Autumn is the best, comparatively in this season weather remains very clear and dry consequently you could see blue sky. Because of this best time, there is a rapid flow of trekkers. Usually, the temperatures stay in moderate during this time. So, it is up to your wise decisions.
The Best timing for Annapurna Trekking
- Spring (March to May)
- Summer/Monsoon (June to August)
- Autumn (September to November)
- Winter (December to February)
Permission Requirement for Annapurna Circuit Trek
Two permits are necessary while hiking for Annapurna Circuit Trek.
Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit (ACAP) Policy Claims.
The charges of ACAP nearly 30 USD including VAT. For the SAARC nationalities 5 USD for the entrance. If you wish you can
do in Kathmandu either in Pokhara for Annapurna Circuit Trek permission.
Trekkers Information Management (TIMS)
Very essential for international trekkers. TIMS retains a record of each trekker by the registration. It helps to find out missing
trekkers. So; the charge is 30 USD.
What is Acute Mountain Sickness?
All Trekkers should know about mountain sickness while hiking over 2400 m. Annapurna Base Camp circuit has based over 400 m higher. So it is commendable to use preventive ideas or tools. It is Altitude Sickness or Acute Mountain Sickness which means it is the effect of high elevation in our body. Some part of body does not function well by the low oxygen while climbing up over 2400 m higher.
As a result, you might feel headache, nausea, vomiting, appetite, and breathing problems. Do not ignore such symptoms. Instead of healing yourself in the matter of time rather it will be very bad or turn to worse situation like HAPE or HACE. When do you not concern about these symptoms and if you go through these problems then first, you will have to take a rest right after you have to move down from upward.
However, some trekkers acclimatize within a day others may take 2-3 days in order to re-cover. if resting does not relief then you will have to go down.
Guide and Porter for your trek
For the sake of comfortable and successful trekking then guides are very essential. Our welcoming guides are highly knowledgeable for trek guidance even to make your trekking amazing. Beyond that, they can communicate in English, Hindi, French and many more, they are Nepal government license holder Guides.
Out of 100 trekkers, 99% of trekkers hire guides, contracting guides are very important since they can help you reach out right route and many possible ways depending on the conditions of weather, even your trekking becomes risk less. only 1% trekkers do not hire guides so it may be a risk. Many new trekkers do not know how to do trekking and have no practical ideas, as a result, their journey could be difficult. So, guides are very essential to make the trekking very easier. We have qualified and experienced guides who can easily help you to reach your destination.
How much do you have to pay for Guide and Potter?
If you wish to hire Guide, then you have to pay around $30 USD to $35 USD per day for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. This charge includes accommodation, food, and insurance. Be sure that Guides do not carry your bags or luggage.
Only potters carry your luggage or bags and they charge per day $25 to $30 USD. They carry 20-25 kg while hiking and they help to carry your bags or luggage in your respective destination on prescribed time. A strong potter can carry two trekkers bags.
Accommodation, Meals and Drinks during trek
You will have to stay at Tea house and sometimes at guest house while hiking up. In addition, you could enjoy seeing some beautiful mountains and landscapes, it may feel like a heaven.
When hiking up, you need enough psychical energy so you would need to take 3 times food. You can have breakfast along with typical Nepali Dal, Bhat, and Tarkari depending upon your choice of food.
Drinks and Lunch
Besides, Nepalese food when it comes to drinking menu. You can have options of Organic Green Tea, Ginger Tea, Lemon Tea, Coffee and more. If would like to have lunch, then you could enjoy having a Pizza, soup items such as Chicken soup or Mushroom and noodles as well.
Furthermore, you can choose to have vegetarian or non-vegetarian items during lunch hours. Even you can relax by drinking Himalayan natural water, since your body becomes dry when trekking so you need to drink enough water. However, you can not drink alcohol because it makes a human body so dry or dehydrated. In fact, if you wish to take this then it is better to drink local alcohol while getting back to your country.