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Annapurna Circuit Trekking

by peregrine treks 4 months ago in travel tips

Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the famous trek route in Nepal. The trek you to the entire annapurna range passing through famous Thorang-La Pass.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is widely considered to be one of the world's best high-altitude trekking trails. Lush forests, terraced fields, and densely populated settlements can be found in the lower Annapurna zone. The upper-trans Himalayan area, on the other hand, is arid, barren, and sparsely inhabited. The lower region is dominated by Hindus, while the upper region is dominated by Muslims.

This round-trip Annapurna trek provides trekkers with once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. They will see the Annapurna Region's rich cultural, religious, and ecological diversity. The walk is enjoyable because you can hear birds chirping over the dense forest canopy. Meeting always-smiling locals who say Namaste with their palms together warms everyone's spirit. The Annapurna Circuit trail passes through a number of villages.

The Annapurna Circuit route's vegetation varies from sub-tropical and temperate forests in the lower elevations to sub-alpine and alpine forests in the higher elevations. Rare medicinal herbs can be found in these forests. Herbs like the Yarsagumba caterpillar fungus are well-known in this region. It is thought to have aphrodisiac properties. Red pandas, musk deer, and the elusive snow leopard are all endangered species.

What are the mountain views in Annapurna Circuit Trek?

The Annapurna Circuit trail connects Dhaulagiri (8167m) and Annapurna (8091m), the world's seventh and tenth highest mountains, respectively. The trek provides breathtaking views of mountain peaks such as Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu, Pisang Hill, Chulu East, Chulu West, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peaks, and the ever-present Machhapuchhre or Fishtail Peak.

You'll be passing through the Kali Gandaki Gorge as well. This is the world's deepest gorge, located between the Annapurna and Nilgiri mountains in Andhagalchhi (2,520m). The gorge is over 5,000 meters below Mt. Annapurna's summit, making hiking the Annapurna Circuit a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many.

How is the Trek route in Annapurna Circuit Trek?

The Annapurna Circuit trek starts with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Chamje. The trail then follows the Marshyangdi River valley, passing through scenic parts and passing through the villages of Dharapani, Chame, and Pisang before ascending to Manang. Thorong Phedi is the destination of your trek (4800m). As you gain altitude, you can see Chhortens, mani walls, and colorful prayer flags.

The trail descends from the Thorong La Pass, passing through the beautiful Muktinath Temple and the beautiful Thakali villages, which are renowned for their hospitable people and mouth-watering delicacies. Organic apple orchards abound in this portion of the Annapurna Trail.

The trail begins in Tatopani, crosses the Kali Gandaki River, and ascends to the village of Shikha before arriving at the famous Ghorepani Poon Hill area. We will descend to Ulleri and then to Tikhedhunga from where we will take a jeep and drive to Pokhara after enjoying the sunrise and mountain views from Poon Hill.

This 15-day Annapurna circuit trekking itinerary is well-designed for trekkers seeking an exciting and adventurous journey through Nepal's Himalaya. Peregrine Treks and Expeditions also offers a variety of other Nepal trekking packages in the Annapurna region, including the 14-Day Annapurna Circuit Trek, the 18-Day Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake, and the 13-Day Mardi Himal Trek.

Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu (1300m)

Day 2: Drive to Chamje (1410m)

Day 3: Trek to Dharapani (1860m)

Day 4: Trek to Chame (2650m)

Day 5: Trek to Upper Pisang (3300m)

Day 6: Trek to Manang (3520m) via Ghyaru

Day 7: Rest Day at Manang for Acclimatization

Day 8: Trek to Yak Kharka (4035m)

Day 9: Trek to Thorong Phedi/High Camp (4540m/4880m)

Day 10: Trek to Muktinath (3800m) after crossing the Thorong La Pass (5416m)

Day 11: Jeep driving to Tatopani (1100 m)

Day 12: Trek to Ghorepani (2800m)

Day 13: Hike to Poon Hill (3210m), descend to Tirkhedhunga and drive to Pokhara

Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu

Day 15: Departure

How Difficult is Annapurna circuit Trek?

The Annapurna Circuit is a moderately challenging trek. It is not appropriate for children or the elderly. At the peak of Thorong La Pass, the highest point is 5,416 meters. However, the Annapurna Circuit is Nepal's most popular trek, with excellent trails and other amenities.

What is the best season for Annapurna circuit Trek?

The trek can be completed at any time of year. The best seasons for a Round Annapurna Trek are autumn (mid-September to mid-November) and spring (March-May). The Annapurna Circuit's weather and temperature are ideal for trekking at this time of year. However, the trek can also be undertaken in the winter and during the monsoon. Monsoon and winter are the best times to trek in Annap if you want to escape the crowds.

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