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Annapurna circuit trek 10 Days is the fastest itinerary of the Annapurna circuit trek. Annapurna circuit trek or Thorong la pass trek is one of the world’s most popular hiking trails. Guide books like Lonely Planet have been continuously recommending Annapurna Circuit Trek as one of the best trekking and hiking trails to explore. Every year it welcomes thousands of trekkers across the globe to explore the beauty of the Annapurna Himalayas, local culture, and diversified amazing landscape. Each year, on an average more than 120,000 hikers do Annapurna circuit hiking. On this trekking trail, The scenery changes dramatically from subtropical forests to cone forest and eventually it turns into the Himalayan desert. Annapurna circuit hike allows hikers to enjoy the Annapurna Himalayan Range and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range together.
Annapurna circuit trek is one of the best treks in Nepal. The trek starts at Lamjung then circles the whole Annapurna range clockwise and finishes at Pokhara. This is the reason you would enjoy the spectacular range of the Mountain peaks along the whole Annapurna circuit trek. Annapurna 8,091 Meters is only visible from the top of poon hill but other peaks like Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna and Tilicho with the height of 7940 Meters, 7,555 Meters, 7,525 Meters, 7,4555 Meters, 7,134 Meters, Chulu east, Chulu west, Yak Kawang, throng peak, Dhaulagiri 8167 Meters, Nilgiri South 7061 Meters, Nilgiri North, Dhampus peak, Tukuche peak and many other unnamed peaks. The deepest George, Natural Hot Spring, very colourful landscape, Muktinath temple, Kali Gandaki River bed, Marpha, Poon Hill 3200 Meters are the Major things that you would see on your Annapurna Circuit trek.
|Duration:||15 Trek days, 1 day drive back to Kathmandu|
2 days Arrival and Departure total 18 days but can be customize
|Max. elevation:||5416 M/17, 769 Feets Thorong la|
|Elevation gain/loss||10,100 m (33,136 ft)|
|Length of Trekking trail distance||Approx 131 kilometres (81 miles)|
|Start||Ngadi, Chame, Dharapani|
|Ends||Pokhara, Tatopani or Jomsom|
|Best Time:||Spring and Autumn Season|
|Permits:||TIMS and ACCAP Permits|
Annapurna circuit trek can be very memorable if you do it on best time/seasons. It is a very important consideration that you should do before you start your trek, time in Nepal is really matters on your adventure here in Annapurna circuit trek. Look Below what the temperature, the scenery looks like.
This is the very best time to Trek here in Annapurna circuit. The weather at this time is generally the best weather of a year. Most of the days are sunny. It is the main season you will see many tourists along the route. This is also a festival time in Nepal, Down in a valley you would see people they celebrate a festival. In Nepal, this month is also known as neither cool nor hot month
This month is considered as a second-best season to trek in Nepal. This is before summertime so it is very hot and humid in the down valley and southern part of Nepal. But it does not impact you because you would go to Mountain. This is also known as a flowering season, elevation from 2000 Meter to 3000 Meter you can see, different types of rhododendron flowers and magnolia, not only this you would also see many plants get the different flower. Generally this time the sky is clear, but sometimes in the evening cloudy. This is also second-best time to visit Annapurna circuit
This is month is also known as a rainy season in Nepal. It rains a lot, the sky is cloudy, very less chance to see the mountain. Leeches, flood and landslides are common in this month. This is not a good time to do Annapurna circuit trek.
These months, generally it’s cold months of the year. Most of the tourist doesn’t do any adventure activities. Doing trek on this month is very difficult because of the cold environment snowfall rainfall and sometimes hell-storm as well. The sky is cloudy So you cannot see the beautiful view. For the comprehensive information go to Annapurna circuit trek best time
Annapurna Circuit trek Information which is short glance and character of Annapurna circuit trek
This is 18 Days Annapurna circuit trek, As per your needs Annapurna circuit trek is totally customize-able. We can make it from 10 Days to onward please feel free to customize your trip
It is very difficult for hikers how to prepare for annapurna circuit trek while you work in your country and don’t have time to manage the things, Here is the things which might reduce your your worries about Annapurna circuit trek
The first step, you should calculate your time, how many days you are going to trek and How many days you will spend your time in the city. This allows your proper planning, such as your itinerary and sight trips like Tilicho lake and Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek also. If you have a sufficient time you can do both of this while you do Annapurna circuit trek.
Choosing the best flight is another challenge for the hikers, especially when there is short vacation, you can choose the anyone which suits you very well, for example, people from Europe love Turkish Airlines
It is very important to take the Information before you start, here is some information which might be very important for you.
There are many types of Annapurna circuit trek map which you find in market. These maps are published by a different publisher, It also differs as per publisher. If you buy the map in Kathmandu, there are many publishers maps you can find, literally Nepal Map House, Himalayan Map house are two very popular maps in Nepal. If you want to get the big scale map it is little costly than normal. you can choose as per your wish but make sure that proper information on the map, Such as distance in KM, Time in Hours. We advise you to take the float-able map which can go anywhere in the bag or even in the pocket. You can get Annapurna circuit trek map free from us after you book the trip with us. We provide you when you arrive here in Nepal on your trip preparation day.
Ice lake hike should not be left if you do Annapurna circuit trek. Most of the trekkers do the acclimatization in Manag. Manag is located in 3500-meter surroundings with the massive mountains around. Most of the hikers do the hiking around the Manag by going to the other side of the river up to the viewpoint from where they can see the Gangapurna Mountains. This is suitable for most of you but if you want to do something challenging and explore more then you should definitely consider hiking to the Ice lake. Ice Lake 4600 Meters is incredible because you can see the Astonishing view of the Annapurna range including Tilicho peak plus a view of the beautiful lakes in such high elevations. This allows you to acclimatize very properly and you can also enjoy the incredible scenery of Mt Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna Iv, Gangapurna and many other peaks. You may also see the blue sheep while hiking to the Ice Lake.
Annapurna circuit trek itinerary is here, but on your request we can modify it anytime to fit on your time frame.
Early in the morning Around 6:30, the Nepal Trek Hub guide will take you to the Bus park from the hotel. You take the Local Bus to Besisahar, 7-8 Hours journey by bus afterward we take the local bus to Ngadi and stay overnight here.
As our trek begins today it is quite hot to walk in lowland, the rice fields and forest we pass to reach the Bahundanda, Then the trail descend down to Syaange. We do lunch Here. From here to Chamje it takes about 2 hours to reach.
Our day starts with the descent down to the river, crossing the bridge we walk the bank of the Marshyandri river, then the trail climb rocky mountain following the Marsyandi Rivers steadily uphill to Tal at 1675 meter, Tal is the first village of the Manang district. This is a very nice village to do lunch. Now the trail becomes easier because the road keeps continuing up to Karche after Tal village. from here you cross the bridge then continue following the crossing river you reach Dharapani
This is the Junction of two trekking trails. Manaslu and Annapurna trail joins here. We need to walk with Road until Bagarchap. Here in this village people are construction meaning hydropower projects. some farmer has a fishing pond as well. We climb with trekking trail to Timang. this is of mount Manaslu and many other peaks. The trekking trail becomes easier and reaches Chame.
Early In the morning, you can see the view of Lamjung Himal from Chame. After breakfast, the trail is with the road until the Dukurpokhari 3-4 Hours walk. You do lunch here. You can go to either lower Pisang or upper Pisang from here. Overnight at Lower Pisang
First of all, you cross the Marsyandi River. Then there is a small road to Gyaru. We keep walking until there is a river appears. On the way, you can see a small but very beautiful lake. Now you need to climb very steeply which might take 1.30 hours. Here is a small viewpoint from here people can see Annapurna iii, Annapurna ii, Annapurna iv, Gangapurna, and Tilicho lake. Locals are waiting for the trekkers to sell their bread and tea. The trail is now easier as it goes all the way forest to Ngwal. You do lunch here then descend down to valley you will reach Braga and Manag afterward.
This is our acclimatization day. You have many options to hike here to keep your body acclimatize, some hikers hike to Gangapurna Lake and onward, and some hike to Ice Lake. You can choose one of these depending on your wish.
As you check the permit here the Trek goes through the cultivated land of Tanki Manang. A beautiful view of Tilicho Peak can be seen from here. you make the climb steadily through Tenki Manang to Gunsang, leaving the Marsyandi Valley. The trail climbs an ascent of nearly 500 meters to the Yak Kharka. It is located at 4050 Meter.
Today you start your hiking from yak Kharka. A yak pasture the trail gently climbs onwards to Thorong Phedi 4450 Meter. There is some area where you need to very be careful because of stone fall. You can have lunch here or can have a couple of cups of tea and coffee to strengthen your stamina. Now the trail is very steep and full of the moraine, continually hiking 1.30 Hour you can reach Throng High Camp.
The most challenging day of the trek is today. Generally, trekkers start their trek early around 4:00 clock to 5:00 o clock. The early you start the better for you. As you are already on very high land it is quite harder for you to gear up. As you use it, it would be quite easier for you. The way to Thorong is not so steep. the trail climbs slowly but gradually up. On the way to Thorong La pass, you can also take the tea and coffee in the shop. It is generally 3 Hours climb to Thorong La pass. As you arrived at Thorong la pass, it is windy and cold here. You can see the mountain on the mustang side. The trail is now to go down. All the way down to Muktinath. Overnight at Muktinath
As you finish the walk, today you will take the local bus to Tatopani. The bus stop often for local people to come in and go down. You can see the village like Jomsom. Syang, Marpha, Kalopani, Kobang, Ghasa, Dana and finally to Tatopani. It is quite adventure driving because of a local bus. After you arrive at Tatopani you can enjoy the hot spring here.
Leaving the Tatopani, then climbing to Durbin danda is another unique experience you feel today, as you walk down the valley it is quite hot and humid. The view of the green village is awesome, you would see rice field and different types of fruit in the village, this is pretty nice to walk you would cross Sikha, Ghara, Chitre and then finally to Ghorepani.
Early morning today you will trek to Poon Hill 3210 meters to see the splendid view of Mt. Annapurna range, this is one of the best viewpoints of Nepal of mountain panorama. As you come down to Ghorepani you would do breakfast. After breakfast, we trek descent down to Tikhedhunga and drive to Pokhara
The morning we’ll drive back through the scenic countryside and during the route will stop for breakfast and lunch. It takes 7 hours back to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu, the guide will transfer to the hotel and rest of the day relax or explore the surrounding areas and overnight at the hotel.
Between April and May 2019, I had the pleasure of doing 2 treks with Shreeram the young boss of Nepal Truk Hub Pvt.
I contacted him by email (as well as two other guides by email) a few weeks before my departure for Nepal to explain and validate my project:
1 short trek of 8 days at – 5000m
1 long trek of 18 to 20 days at +5000m
A few requirements: Just a guide and me, no porter and a good level of English.
I met Shreeram the day after my arrival in Kathmandu and the current immediately passed between us on the human, practical and financial levels.
In total we trekked and lived together for 26 days (Langtang Valley & Annapurna)
We spent fabulous moments of discovery, sharing, effort (especially for me…) of complicity and laughter.
Shreeram has a perfect knowledge of the mountain, its history, its fauna, its flora and its risks. During our days and depending on my physical condition, I have always been able to count on his sense of adaptation, his support sometimes (especially to carry my heavy photo box) and his patience.
Shreeram knows how to listen, observe and organize with the sole aim of satisfying you.
He has a serious culture, a desire to share his mountains, his country and he remains very curious about Europeans and our culture.
So I can highly recommend Shreeram!!
Thank you again Boss;) for these excellent moments and unforgettable memories!!
Response from Nepal Trek Hub
Namaste frederic BIEN
We highly appreciate your review and are happy that you are satisfied with our service. It was a very nice time with you and had great moments. We would be very happy to see you again in Nepal
Shreeram and team
Just returned from the Annapurna Circuit trek with a group of friends, and the experience has been nothing short of amazing! It would not have been possible without our awesome tour guide, Shreeram, and our two strong porters (who happen to look like Korean twins btw), Dev and Surendra.
Personally, I like to engage a local guide when trekking especially in unfamiliar places (this was our group’s first time in Nepal as well as doing such a long trek!), because I’d like to think that the local guides know the ins and outs of the trail better; making sure safety is the utmost priority while not compromising on the view and experience.
Fortunately for us, Shreeram did exactly what we expected of him and far more.
Throughout the 12 days Shreeram always made us feel safe, was observant, caring, and sensitive to our needs. He would advise us on the Do’s and Don’ts throughout the trek, and I am grateful that none of us ran into any major issues (whether general wellbeing/safety/comfort) under his care and guidance. He is also extremely knowledgeable about the Himalayas and the surrounding region, as he patiently answered all our questions and always kept us entertained with little nuggets of information. And added bonus to this all was Shreeram’s unique sense of humour which created a lighthearted vibe within our group, always making us chuckle away.
Not forgetting our porters Dev and Surendra who also did an amazing job, each of them carrying >20kgs over their shoulders every day (with a strap across their forehead to support the load :O ) , never once complaining, and always early to arrive at our destination to secure the best rooms possible for us.
All-in-all, we are extremely grateful to have had Shreeram, Dev and Surendra as part of our trip. While all the above may seem like “small” things, trust us when we say – it makes all the difference and is definitely what separates just “normal” from “GREAT”.
Response from Nepal Trek Hub
Hello and greetings from Nepal Trek Hub
Thank you very much for your valuable feedback regarding our service. We are very glad to be with you for two weeks and could provide our service. We had a really good time with you people and we never forget your team as well. The time we spent together was too short for us and we did not know that it passed so quickly… but the memories we have is always with us. See you again in Nepal.
Shreeram Thapaliya Managing director of Nepal Trek Hub
I used Nepal Trek hub to help guide me and 2 others through a 17-day trek through the Annapurna circuit; from Ngadi to the Thurong La pass, with detours to Ice Lake, Tilicho Lake, Tatopani, and Poon Hill. And I’m so glad we used a guide. Shreeram (or “Ram” as we called him) and his team of experienced porters were indispensable. There was major flooding in 2021 – the year before our trip – and Ram and his team helped us find the remaining undamaged trails and helped us pick the best hotels to stay at for the best prices during the whole trip. He also helped to navigate the rock fall areas and gave us invaluable knowledge of the local environment and culture (and he’s a pretty good Nepali teacher to boot!). There is something about having that local connection that just can’t be replaced. We had the trip of a lifetime and will definitely be using Nepal Trek Hub again next time we come back to Nepal!!
-Brant, USA, Minnesota
Response from Nepal Trek Hub
Thank you so much for appreciating our service regarding the Annapurna circuit trek. We are delighted to serve you and see you again in Nepal for another adventure
Shreeram, Nepal Trek Hub
Recent years, the road has been building in Annapurna region, This has shifted the trekking trail as well as trekking villages as well. To avoid the road trekkers should go through NATT (New Annapurna Trekking Trail) Trail, Road construction has shortened the trek but, you can avoid this using NATT Trail. For Example, there is Lalupate trekking trail that starts from Besisahar and reaches Tal Village. The original taste of trek remains same, yes, of course, sometimes you need to walk through the Besishar-Manag Road which is normal. After road built a lot of mountain riders ride by cycle in Annapurna circuit trail. Mustang and Manag are the best area of Nepal to do Mountain Biking.
Annapurna circuit trek or Annapurna circuit hike generally starts at Ngadi Bazaar. Nowadays there is a road so you can shorten your itinerary up to 10 days which is very minimum. As long as the trek moves on you will enjoy the spectacular view of the Mt Manaslu Range and Mt Manaslu 8,153 M (from Dharapani to Chame). Natural Hot Springs are there on Chame to enjoy. From Chame to Onwards till the Thorong la pass you will see the Mt Annapurna Range Mountains. Acclimatization is very essential for you to acclimatize and you will do it on Manag. After you cross the Thorong la pass you will reach the most unique colourful landscape area of Nepal Mustang. Following the Kali Gandaki River, you will descend down and reach Poon Hill to see the 360 Degree View of the Mt Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Range.
Many of the trekkers hikers say Thorong la pass trek for the Annapurna circuit trek. The reason is the Annapurna circuit trek crosses the one of the High Pass of the Himalayas that is Thorong la pass 5416 Meters. Thorong la pass is named because the trail passes the base of the Thorong peak 6100 Meters. The Thorong peak is just on the right side of the Thorong La pass. Trekkers need more stamina to pass the Thorong la because it is elevated at the 5,416 Meters. Trekkers can either start from Thorong Phedi 4600 meters or Thorong High Camp 4800 Meters. It takes 4-5 hours to reach the top of the Thorong La pass. The trail to Thorong la pass is not that difficult. It goes accent slowly and gently by crossing the multiple zig-zag and this is the most difficult part of the Annapurna circuit hike.
Here we have noticed some question from the trekkers before they go to Trek, We have put some answer here, if this does not satisfy your answer please do question us
October, November and March, April is the best time to trek here on Annapurna circuit, However May, September and December till 15 You can do, if you are lucky enough, you can see the good view of Annapurna Himalayan Range. For more deatails go through the Annapurna circuit trek best time
You are required to walk 6-7 Hours per day, It is easy walk however there is not so much stairs that makes annoy to you while you walk. But the trails has so much ups and down.
There are normal tea houses, the Himalayan houses has used wood alot for insulation, which is warm, the bed are quite comfortable because they have a foam mattress. For Bathroom you will have a shared bathroom and toilet also shared.
Now most of the Tea houses they have a WIFI, The wifi works not that fast but you can stay on touch with your friend and family.
Yes, The house organize you hot shower, most of the place they have a gas Shower, which they charge you per person, per time each time you take the shower.
Yes, We do emergency rescue as per your wish and needs, if it is not that bad then we do not rescue.
Yes, There are many hotels and tea houses, but in high camp there is one and only guest houses.
Yes, Certainly there is mineral water you can purchase from anywhere, along the trail but we request you to use the your own water purification system, It helps to reduce the number of plastic bottle in environment. Statistics tell there is 2.3 million water bottle that the trekkers consume in Annapurna circuit per year. be responsible to environment.
Of course, you can do the Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho Lake and it is very suitable to do. From Manag there is a lower way to go to Tilicho Lake and after doing the Tilicho Lake trek you will arrive near Yak Kharka. For More information of the Tilicho Lake you can visit the Tilicho lake trek or Annapurna circuit with tilicho lake trek.
Yes, In Manag there is Himalayan Rescue Association where, you can check up with Doctor
Nowadays, Nepali also started to trek around the Himalayas and Annapurna circuit trek is their top destinations for the trek. For the vacations with the friends Nepali trekkers go to Annapurna circuit. We have given the itinerary above here which Nepali trekkers can shorten it because they can trek longer. As per our experience, Nepali can do Annapurna circuit in 6-8 days. Annapurna circuit cost for Nepali for 6-8 days cost you around NPR 35,000 to above. If you can minimize the cost it may be a little less to you
Acclimatization is extremely important for all of the trekkers while doing the Annapurna circuit trek/hike. Most of the trekkers do acclimatization in Manag. Manag is elevated at the 3500 Meter. 3500 Meter is pretty high for most of you that are the reason it is very important to do acclimatization here on Manag. Most of you may think that it is just a rest day. In Fact, it is not just the rest day. Explorations and hiking to high elevated places and returning in the same place are the main things that you do for acclimatization. This allows you to acclimate properly. Ice Lake 4600 Meters is the best place to hike when you are doing the Annapurna circuit trek. The spectacular scenery of the Himalayas and the colourful Manag valley you can see while hiking to the Ice Lake.
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This is one of the short and easy trek in Annapurna Region which gives you opportunity to see the best scenery
Big, Beautiful and peaceful Fewa Lake of Pokhara which is one of the biggest lake in Nepal. Tal barahi temple is located in the middle of the lake Phewa, you can go there by boating
If you are lucky enough, you can see Grey Langur Monkeys, Himalayan blue ship as you pass through the big rhododendron forest
Perfect view of Mt Fishtail (6997 meter) , Annapurna I(8091 meter), Annapurna ii (7995 meter) , Tent Peak(5,663 meter), Annapurna Frank, Gandrava Chuli, Hinchuli Peak and many other peaks
You can see many waterfalls and deep gorge of Modi river, Beautiful terraces, Gurung and Magar people culture and their warm hospitality