The detailed Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary

Exploring the Annapurna Circuit Trek, Nepal

Apr 15th, 2024

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is a popular trekking route in Central Nepal that takes you through beautiful landscapes that circle the Annapurna mountians. Annapurna Circuit Trek is a great adventure for anyone who loves nature and hiking as it offers the perfect blend of excitement and stunning landscapes that makes you feel like you are in paradise. Here's what you need to know to plan your adventure:

How to Get There?
You start your journey in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. You take a flight to Kathmandu from your location and stay one or two nights in the city exploring the beautiful heritage and culture of Nepal. If you are missing any trekking gears for your trek, you can find lots of shops in Thamel that will allow you to rent the needed gear. After acquiring the permits and checking that you are ready for the long journey ahead you can drive to Besisahar, a small town near the Annapurna region from Kathmandu.

How long does it take to complete the Annapurna Circuit Trek?
The Annapurna Circuit Trek usually lasts about 15 to 18 days, depending on the route you choose, how fast you walk and your acclimatization period. Depending on your physical fitness, you can add or reduce acclimatization days along the way. You can also take side trips to places like Tilicho Lake or the Manang Valley, which can add more days to your trek.

Best Time to do the Annapurna Circuit Trek?
The best times to do this trek are in spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). During these months, the weather is good, and you can see clear skies and nice temperatures. Spring has blooming flowers, while autumn offers great mountain views.

How difficult is the Annapurna Circuit Trek?
This trek isn’t very technical but one shouldn’t take it very lightly. You'll walk on steep paths, go over high mountain passes, and deal with rocky terrain. Each day, you might walk for 5 to 8 hours depending on your walking speed. The highest point is Thorong La Pass, which is 5,416 metres high. It is important that the travellers be in good shape and have some experience trekking before you go for this trek. It is advised to hike with a backpack weighing 5-10 kgs to increase your stamina and get you used to walking with a weight on your shoulders. Annapurna Circuit Trek is best hiked anticlockwise, as this way the daily altitude
gain is slower, and crossing the high Thorong La pass is easier and safer. The trek begins at Besisahar or Bhulbhule in the Marshyangdi river valley and concludes in the Kali Gandaki Gorge.

During the trek, you'll meet people from different villages like Gurung, Manang, and Thakali communities. You can try local food, talk to friendly locals, and learn about their traditions.

The best part of the trek is the stunning views of mountains like Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri. The landscapes change a lot, from green valleys to rugged mountains, giving you amazing sights throughout your journey. The trail offers a wide variety of climate zones, from the tropics at 600 m asl to the Arctic at
5416 m asl at the Thorong La pass. The scenery includes lowland villages, ferocious mountains, subtropical forests, and paddy fields. Trekkers typically sleep in local tea houses at night, which offer twin-share rooms and a common area with a fire for some interesting anecdotes.
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Why choose Yoda Treks as your partner for the Annapurna Circuit Trek?
With lots of options at hand, choosing the right team to help you organise your trek is very important. As the mountains are full of uncertainties, having an experienced team who can handle any uncertainties with ease is always reassuring. With our years of experience and good communication with the Helicopter operators, Yoda Treks will always prioritise your safety first, with quality services and a supportive team at your disposal 24/7.
Yoda Treks is a separate division of OurGuest which specializes in Trekking and Mountaineering.
With Yoda you not only trek to your desired destination but also help with a humanitarian cause as 10% of the profit made by Yoda goes to My Pragati, a non-profit organisation providing educational facilities to the children of a small village (Aloo Bari busty) in Darjeeling.


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