Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most acclaimed treks in the globe, owing to the beguiling scenery and diverse culture.This popular Nepal trek offers you a large varieties of flora and fauna in the Annapurna Area Conservation Project (ACAP) premises. You can enjoy the magnificent view of the wonderful landscapes and snowcapped peaks of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan chains. Walking along the culturally rich ethnic villages reflecting Hindu and Buddhist rituals is another attraction of this trek.
Among the remarkable features of the Annapurna Circuit Trek are mesmeric views of numerous snow-white Himalayan peaks over 6000m. You can have the enthralling glimpse of three eight thousanders, viz. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu plus the glacial lake in Manang. The culturally rich villages of Manang, Jomsom and Muktinath, facilitate you with a peculiar co-existence among followers of Hindu and Buddhist religions. During the acclimatization day in Manang, you can take side trips to explore the hidden valleys of Annapurna region.
During our Annapurna Circuit trek you can immerse yourself as much as you want in the lovely Himalayan environment. You start this Annapurna trek from Bahundanda, a remote but lovely place on the lap of Annapurna region with immense beauty. Then the Annapurna Circuit trekking trail moves ahead along the banks of the raging Marsyangdi River upstream until we reach its headwaters. Then the rugged track continues to Thorung La Pass via Manang and Yak Kharka, and finally descend to Jomsom via Muktinath and Kagbeni.
From Jomsom we can either fly or drive to Pokhara which is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations of Nepal. To return Kathmandu from the lake city Pokhara, you can take either a scenic flight or drive along the Prithvi Highway. However, we highly recommend spending a couple of days in Pokhara, simply relaxing or exploring major touristic junctions there. You can indulge in adventure activities like paragliding, zip-line, bungee jumping and hot air ballooning in Pokhara for lifelong experience.
If you want to enjoy the mesmerizing view of the landscapes and snow-clad peaks, you can customize Annapurna Circuit trek. You can visit the Gurung ethnic villages of Annapurna Circuit like Ghasa, Tatopani and Ghorepani by doing Jomsom Ghorepani trek. Ghorepani Poon Hill trek gives you the rarest opportunity to have the best Annapurna sunrise view from Poon Hill (3,210m). Annapurna Sunrise View trek is one of the best treks in the world which is also recognized by National Geographic Channel.
Let the skillfully expert and government licensed guides of Orbit Alpine Adventure accompany you while doing Annapurna Circuit trekking. There is nothing you need to care about except for unleashing the adventurer in you and moving along the fascinating trail. The trekking guides of Orbit Alpine Adventure are really co-operative and helpful during the time of challenging journey through the Himalayas. They are ready to help you in hard times and join you in the memorable trekking hours until you finish Annapurna region trekking.
The main objective of this article is to refer you Annapurna Circuit trek 20 days itinerary for your comfort. Annapurna Nepal trekking can be customized considering your vacation, budget and other circumstances in a mutual understanding between you and the agency. For the customized Annapurna Round trek package, contact us via email, phone call or online booking services provisioned on official website.
1. Can I do Annapurna Circuit trek alone?
Yes, you can do Annapurna Circuit trek alone because there is not restricted area included in this trekking package. However, we highly recommend you to hire a registered professional guide during this trek to avoid some harsh circumstances. You may not be able to predict the threats of blizzard or other types of natural disasters to come in the Himalayas. If you take an expert guide with you, he can take enough precaution to prevent from such life-threatening happenings. You may have difficulty in finding the right trekking trail and crossing Thorung La Pass (5,416m) or may have altitude sickness. The guide will help you in such difficult situations without any accidents and assist to complete the classic trek in Annapurna region.
2. What is the average cost of this trek?
Annapurna Circuit trekcost depends upon your vacation, trekking itinerary, facilities you want and the budget you want to spend. First of all, you must be clear about the Annapurna trekking package which you want to buy. If you have any confusion deciding the right package, you can reach Orbit Alpine Adventure via email, phone call and online booking.
3. How can book Annapurna Circuit trek?
Among hundreds of trekking agencies in Kathmandu, Orbit Alpine Adventure is the one with a record of successful trekking in the Himalayas. To book Annapurna Circuit trek, you can contact: www.orbitalpineadventure.com or via phone calls and email services.
4. What is the best time to trek Annapurna Circuit?
You can do Annapurna Circuit trek any time of the year. However, in monsoon, the lowland suffers from flood due to heavy rainfall and in winter highland is covered with snow. The best time to trek Annapurna Circuit is spring and autumn as the weather of this region is really fine. Annapurna Circuit trek in autumn lets you observe the apple orchards full of apples and rhododendron forests covered in colourful flowers. In spring season, the snow-clad peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, Mt. Machhapuchhre and other peaks unleash their beauty at fullest. Now the choice is all yours!
5. Do I need any restricted area permit to do this trek?
No, you don’t. You don’t need any restricted area permit to explore Annapurna Circuit trek as there is no restricted area included in the itinerary. You must have TIMS card and Annapurna Conservation Area Project permit to trek around Annapurna region. But, you need to take special permit for extra money to trek Upper Mustang which is a restricted zone.
6. Can I get a customized package of Annapurna Circuit trek?
Undoubtedly, you can get a customized package of Annapurna Circuit trek to best fit your vacation, budget and the facilities you want. Orbit Alpine Adventure helps you fix the right kind of Annapurna Circuit trek itinerary to match your circumstance. Contact: www.orbitalpineadventure.com.
7. What is Annapurna Circuit trek famous for?
You know Annapurna Circuit trek is famous for natural beauty and cultural diversity found in Annapurna region. It is the most popular trek in Nepal which offers you the picturesque view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Bizarre landscapes and parched hills of Upper Mustang, river valleys are equally beautiful giving you strange feeling of new found land. Gangapurna Glacial Lake in Manang, Muktinath Temple, Apple orchards in Kagbeni and Marpha are the places worth visiting. Annapurna sunrise view in Poon Hill and Gurung Museum in Ghandruk have popularized this trekking package. Annapurna Circuit trek is famous for Thakali Dish, a typical Nepali food item with fermented leafy green vegetable pickle. Thakali Dish is also called the national food item of Nepal and it goes with Nepalese wherever they go!