Annapurna trek is well-known trekking routes in the world. Annapurna Trek consists of famous trek routes such as an Annapurna base camp, Annapurna circuit trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Mardi Himal, Khopra and so on. On this Annapurna trek, we have given the Annapurna base camp itinerary. The massif Annapurna Himalayan range is located in the north-central Nepal which includes one peak over 8,000 meters (26,000 ft), thirteen peaks over 7,000 meters (23,000 ft), and sixteen more over 6,000 meters (20,000 ft). All this mountain range are inside the Annapurna Conservation Area project. The Annapurna massif is around 34 miles long and lies in the Middle of Kali Gandaki River and Marshyandri River. At the western end, the massif encloses a high basin called the Annapurna Sanctuary.
Annapurna Trek a paradise for the adventure lover.
Looking for hiking in Nepal? Or getting confusion regarding what trek you really want to do on your limited time frame and budget. If that then you should consider the Annapurna Trek. Annapurna trek has multiple trek trails with different time durations. It has from Day Hike to Multiple passes which can be more than 3 weeks too. The Annapurna Trek is a paradise for the trekkers because you will explore one of the biggest mountain ranges and the villages of the Mountains regions of Nepal. Trekkers can choose the multiple trek trails when they want to trek in the Annapurna regions. Trekkers can explore here where there are very few trekkers to the trek routes which are extremely busy. The varieties of the Landscapes make the Annapurna trek so vivid and special.
Annapurna trek has multiple trekking trails.
Annapurna is a big region and protected area of Nepal which is expanded into the multiple districts. The gigantic Annapurna Mountain Range can be observed through the multiple trekking trails. Here on this table we have discussed and mentioned what trek routes are very famous and what to see on that trek.
|Trek Routes||Things to see||Altitude||Time durations|
|Annapurna circuit trek||Circles the Whole Annapurna. You can see Annapurna peaks, Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Gangapurna, Dhulagiri and many mountains. Lower Mustang dry lands and upper Mnag Desert land can explore on this trek. Thorong la pass is the ultimate achivements for the trekkers to arrive in to the Holy Hindu Temples.||5416 Meters||10-21 Days|
|Annapurna base camp trek||Trek to Base of the Mt Annapurna. Trekkers can see the Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Tent Peak, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, Himchuli and Many other mountains. If you go through the Poon Hill then you can also see the Dhaulagiri range mountains. Local gurung cultures and gurung people lifestyle can be explored.||4130 Meters||7-13 Days|
|Poon Hill Trek||Explore rich cultural tradition of Gurung and Magar people. Trekkers can see Dhaulagiri 8167m, Annapurna South 7219m, Machhapuchhre(Fish-Tail) 6997m, Tukuche Peak 6920m, Hiunchuli 6441m and other snow-capped mountains in the Annapurna region.
Enjoy relatively short and easy trekking which is risk-free and suitable for every level of trekkers.||3210 Meters||3-8 Days|
|Khopra Trek||Explore the unexplored trekking trails to see the Dhaulagiri Range, It is less visited by the trekkers but in terms of the beauty this is very unique and best trek routes who like peace.||4500 Meters||7-11 Days|
|Mardi Himal Trek||It is very busy trek routes which offers the spectacular view of the Annapurna Mountains range plus the most iconic view of the Holy Mountain fishtail. The trails goes through the forest to the Base of the Mardi Himal.||4500 Meters||7- 11 Days|
|Nar Phu Valley Trek||The control regions trek in Annapurna. Trekkers can see the stunning view of the Himlung Himal and Annapurna Range. This is very popular for cultural activities. Kang la pass 5310 is ultimate goal of this trek.||5310 Meters||12- 15 Days|
|Tilicho Lake Trek||Trek to reach the World’s Highest Elevated Lake 4980 Meters via crossing the Gigantic Annapurna Mountain range. You can see Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV and many other mountains. The Tilicho Lake is just infront of the Tilicho Peak 7,100 Meters.||5416 Meters||19-22 Days|
All Annapurna trekking is inside Annapurna Conservation Area, which is Nepal’s largest protected area and has a area of 7,629 km2 (2,946 sq mi) in the center Nepal. The Annapurna has altitude from 790 Meters (2,590 ft) to the peak of Annapurna I at 8,091 Meters (26,545 ft). The conservation area lies on Manang, Mustang, Kaski, Lamjung and Myagdi Districts.
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Annapurna trek season
There are four season to trek in Annapurna and whole Nepal, Unlike other routes of Nepal Annapurna routes are also similar, we have highlighted the months and how weather looks like
|December, January, February||The weather is colder time but generally clear skies. But very a beautiful time to discover annapurna region trekking. Less trekkers along the trek routes. Winter storms sometimes in high passes through January and February but changing weather patterns. there might be trail block as well due to the snowfall|
|March, April, May||Weather in spring is clear skies and sunny, the temperature is warm to trek in Annapurna. Best time to explore, not very cold high up, not too warm down below. Wonderful weather to trek, you can see colorful Rhododendron (Rhododendrons is the national flower of Nepal) and there are more than 30 species of rhododendron in Nepal) flowers in trek routes, the skies are blue and clear, all views of Himalayan peaks can be seen clearly.|
|June, July and August||This is rainy season in Nepal. Trekking in Annapurna in rainy season is quite difficult. Annapurna is the most rainy place of Nepal. Due to so much rain, there might be problem of leeches and floods. The views are not visible in rainy season.|
|September, October and November||The best season of Tourism in Nepal. There is no problem of rainfall in this months. The temperatures in Nepal is neither hot nor cold. The green area and the planted rice of the fields increases the beauty of landscapes while the white snow capped mountain are always visible. You can do all the trekking in this time with the astonishing view.|
See the each month for Annapurna Trek
Annapurna Trek highlights
Annapurna Trek highlights is given below, this are the things which you can see when you visit the Annapurna Region
- Magnificent Annapurna peaks such as an Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Gangapurna, Tilicho, Fishtail and many other high mountains
- Beautiful lakes such as a Tilicho, Ice Lake and many other small and big peaks around the Annapurna Region
- Dense alpine forest, where you find Rhododendron, magnolia, pine, oak and many types of tree
- In Annapurna Region, there is 2 Government control region one is an upper mustang and another is Narphu Valley trek
- Annapurna region has the world best trekking trail such as Annapurna circuit trek, Annapurna base camp trek, Poon Hill Trek, Narphu Valley Trek, Mardi Himal trek and many other routes.
- The Highest passes for the trekkers such as Throng la pass, Kang la pass, Mesokonta la pass for an adventure achievement
- Annapurna Region has accessed within any period of time from the beautiful city Pokhara
Annapurna trek permits
Annapurna trek permits are mandatory permits to enter into the Annapurna Conservation Area. The Government of Nepal has made it Conservation Area in 1978. All the foreigners are required Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit which in short-form Annapurna Trek permits. Below are the fees for the tourist
For SAARC Nationals (India, Bhutan, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan): Nepali Rupees 1000
Other Nationals (Rest of the world): Nepali Rupees 3,000.
Note: Above entry fee rates includes 13% VAT compliance (Value Added Tax) on this permit
Entrance fee not required for children under 10 years of age.
Trekkers are required to obtain individual Entry Permits for visiting Annapurna conservation Area
Two passport size photographs are required while applying for each Entry Permit or You can do it from Government Registered Trekking Agency
Terms and Conditions:
This Entry Permit is valid for single entry only and is non-refundable, non-transferable. The permit holder can enter the designated places within the Conservation Area.
A person entering the Conservation Area shall abide by the National Park and Wildlife Conservation Act, 2029 B.S. (1973) and the Regulations made under this Act.
This Entry Permit must be carried during the entire trip and should be shown if concerned personnel of the Conservation Area wants to check it anywhere and anytime .
Why Annapurna Trek
There are many reason Why Annapurna Trek is best among the other trekking trail of Nepal. There are so many reason, here we have mentioned Top 5 reason why you should do Annapurna trek
Excellent Mountain Views
In Annapurna region, you do Annapurna trek which offers the excellent mountain view of Annapurna I (8,091m/26,540 ft), Dhaulagiri (8,167m/26,790 ft), Annapurna south (7,190m/23,585 ft), Annapurna II, III, IV, Fishtail known as Machhapurche in Nepali(6,997m/22,952 ft) etc in a 360 Degree Angle. You can see fantastic mountain each of Annapurna trek
It has a Multiple trek routes for any durations
There are many trekking routes in Annapurna trek rote. Depending on your time and interest you can choose the one which suits you most
All the treks in Annapurna is tea house trek
In, Annapurna regions all the treks can be done in a Tea House Style. There are lodges a long the trekking trails.
Most of the trek has an easy transporations assibility and quite less costly than everest
All the treks in Annapurna regions are easily accesable with the transportations so it is quite less costly and cheap too
Frequently asked question Regarding Langtang Trek
We have gathered some common questions that travellers often do regarding the Annapurna Trek. This are the most asked questions by the travellers before they come to do Annapurna Trek.
When is the best season to do Annapurna Trek?
Autumn (October and November) season is the best for Nepal trek so you can also do the Annapurna trek on Autumn seasons. If you are unable to manage your time than you can also do Annapurna Trek in Spring seasons. This both seasons are great to do trek because weather, tempreture , visibility and all the elements suits for Adventure trek
What is the best trek trails in Annapura Trek
All the treks inside the Annapurna regions are best. With your time and strength you can pick up the right one for you. Annapurna circuit is the most popular where as Khopra Trek is very less crowded.
What is the easiest trek in Annapurna?
Ghorepani Poon Hill is the easiest trek in Annapurna. The trek just reach the maximum elevations of 3210 Meters and it does not need any previous trek experince too. Per day 6-7 hours walk is enogh for trek trek.
Which is most dangerous treks in Annapurna Regions?
Annapurna circuit trek with the Tilicho Lake and Annapurna base camp trek are the dangerous trek routes in Annapurna Regions. Annapurna circuits can get’s snowfalls any time if the weather becomes bad and the wether can be bad even in few hours too. Annapurna base camp is dangerous due to the fears of the Avalnches.
Top Annapurna Peaks
|1||Annapurna I 8,091 M/ 26,545 Ft|
|2||Annapurna II 7,940 M/ 26,040 Ft|
|3||Annapurna III 7,555 M/ 24,787 Ft|
|4||Annapurna IV 7,525 M/ 24,688 Ft|
|5||Gangapurna 7455 M/ 24459 Ft|
|6||Fishtail 6,993 M/ 22,943 Ft|
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Langtang trek facts
- Duration:9-10 Days
- Accommodation: Tea House
- Max Height4920 Meter
- Group-Size1-18 Person
- Transportation:Land Transfer