Annapurna trek is well known trekking routes in the world. Annapurna Trek consist of famous trek routes such as a 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 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 Himalayan range is named by popular Mountain Annapurna 8091 meter, which is tenth highest mountain on earth and eighth highest mountain of Nepal, the first ascender to this mountain was famous mountaineers Maurice Herzog and his team in 1950 since then many mountaineers has climbed this giant and beautiful peak.
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.
Commonly Annapurna trek has many trek routes but most of the people recognize it is Annapurna base camp trek but this also refers Annapurna circuit trek, Poon hill trek, and many others trek.
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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.|
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 a Annapurna I, II, II, 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 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 a adventure achievement
- Annapurna Region is access within any period of time from the beautiful city Pokhara
Annapurna trek permits
Annapurna trek permits is mandatory permits to enter in to 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
Langtang trek Itinerary
- Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and trekking preparation
We Welcome you in Kathmandu International Airport then transfer to your hotel, then we discus and preparation of your trek. Equipment management work need to be done this day
- Day 02: Drive to Syabrubensi 1500 Meter, 6-7 Hours
You will drive to Machhapokhari buspark. Here you get the local bus to go Syabrubensi. This bus often stop for passenger. you will be able to see nice scenery mountains like Mt. Annapurna II, Manasalu, Ganesh Himal and other minor peaks along the route and as well as green scenery of hillock. The driving is quite difficult for now because of road construction is going on. All the vehicle stop at trisuli bazzar for the lunch. This is almost the halfway to Syabrubensi. There will be check post before you reach to Syabru where you get Langtang national park Permit.
- Day 03: Trek to Lama Hotel 2380 Meter, Estimated time is 6-7 Hours, Walking trail is mostly ascent uphill
This is your first day of trek, This is quite difficult for all trekkers because your leg need to be adjust for long time walking. You will trek contentiously through the bank of Langtang river along with sub tropical forest which is cover by oak and maple, massive spruce, fir, blue pine and rhododendron forest. If we are lucky enough we can see some wildlife as well such as monkey, yellow-throat-ed martens. We will do lunch at bamboo. After lunch the trail becomes more steep and more accent to Lama Hotel
Sybrubensi Elevation:(1,460m/4,788 ft) Lama Hotel Elevation:(2560m/8,396 ft) Elevation Gain: 900 meters Approx Distance Travel:12 Km Approx Accent Most of the trail Decent Very less Time 6-7 Hours
- Day 04: Trek to Langtang Village
Early in the morning we start trek, The trail climbs gradually climbs through the thick forest. During the trek we passes the forests of hemlocks, oaks, maples and white and pink rhododendrons high above the Langtang Khola. With the view of Langtang Lirung (7244m). The trail cross the river and multiple hills before the giant landslides of Langtang. After crossing the langtang landslides we will be at camp site.
Lama Hotel Elevation:(2560m/8,396 ft) Langtang:3540 Meter Elevation Gain: 900 meters Approx Distance Travel:16-17 Km Approx Accent Most of the trail Decent Very less Time 7-8 Hours
- Day 05: Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa 3870 Meter, Estimated time is 3-4 Hours, Walking trail is mostly ascent, Estimated distance 6-7 KM
Today is our Easiest day. We need to walk through the Yak pasture field and buckwheat terrace, you can see the another side of the valley’s forest destroyed by the storm of Avalanche. You can see some peaks while you walk towards Kyanjin Gompa.
Kyanjin Gompa is the village where you see the hotels mostly, There are bakery shop and where they make also different types of coffee, You can see the Ganjala Peak and many other peaks from here. There is flat land in the north of Kyanjin Gompa. We stay here two nights.
- Day 06: Rest Day at Kyanjin Gompa and we hike to Kyanjin Ri 4800 Meter, 4-5 Hours time needed.
It is rest and explore day. We will bring you to the Kyanjin ri to see the beautiful langtang himalayan range, it is 3 Hours hike to the top of Kyanjin Ri, From here you can see the Langtang Lirung, Marimatto, Ganjala peak and many more. You will be able to see whole valley from here, We can see also glaciers of Langtang Lirung from here
- Day 07: Trek back to Lama Hotel 2300 Meter, 6-7 Hours time needed.
From today we begin to go down valley, We follow the same way to go Down, Crossing the langtang villlage, Ghoda Tabela we reach to Lama Hotel. Stay Overnight Here
- Day 08: Syabrubensi is our ultimate destination today , 6-7 Hours time needed. Mostly Decent
The trek is quite difficult today cause we have to go down, The decent is harder because of the irregular stone and small moraines after Lamahotel. We need to walk through forest and we can reach syabrubensi by 2-3 o clock. we stay overnight here
- Day 09: Drive back to kathmandu and the trek is over
- Day 10: We will drop you in Airport or if you have day you can also stay and sightseeing, or do another activities.
Langtang trek cost includes
- Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
- 2 night’s twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu
- Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
- Guest house basis trekking accommodation while on trekking days
- Tourist Bus transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu for guest and guide.
- Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis
- Langtang National park permits
- Seasonal Fruits if possible
- First Aid Box
- TIMS Permit
- All land transportation as per written on above itinerary
- Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
- Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
- Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
Frequently asked question Regarding Langtang Trek
We have gathered some common problem which are often asked by tourist before they go to Langtang.
When is the best season to do langtang trek?
October and November is consider as a best month to trek here but March and April also best month, March and April is flower blooming season, in this time different types of Rhododendron and magnolia blooms. it is pretty to see a whole forest when it is full of forest. You can do trek whole year but June, July is rainy season and December , January is winter season
How long do I have to walk per day and how difficult it is?
Generally, During this trek 6-7 hours maximum walk is required but the walk is not on plain land, you need to climb stairs and steps. Altitude impacts on difficulty, if you are going higher altitude it is difficult and vise versa
How difficult is this trek?
Generally, During this trek 6-7 hours maximum walk is required but the walk is not on plain land, you need to climb stairs and steps.
Top Annapurna Mountains
|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
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Why you’ll love this trip?
This is one of the short and easy trek of Nepal
After the devastating Nepal earthquake, The langtang Valley needs tourist for their better life, because tourism is main income source of Langtang People
Perhaps you can encounter troops of Grey Langur Monkeys, Himalayan blue ship as you pass through the rhododendron forest
You can Learn about the Tamang culture and enjoy the landscapes of the Himalaya from a local leader and their fantastic assistants and porters. They’ll make your experience of Nepal truly mesmerizing.
You can see many peaks which are above 6500 Meter from sea level, such as Marimatto, Langtang Lirung, ganjala peak and so on