Things you should know before going on Annapurna Circuit Trek:
Best time to go on Annapurna Circuit Trek
Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) is the best time to go on Annapurna Circuit Trekking. The weather is usually stable, and the clear sky makes the views magnificent. On top of that, the moderate climate makes the journey more joyful.
Likewise, Monsoon (June to July) is not recommended to go on Annapurna Circuit Trek because of rainfall and slippery trails. The views are also not clear. While in winter (December to February), the unbearable cold takes away the thrill of trekking, however, it is the best time to capture the irresistible beauty of Annapurna Himalayas.
Annapurna Circuit Trek difficulty
Annapurna Circuit Trekking is a difficult trek. You have to walk for around 6 to 7 hours a day, therefore good stamina and health is required. The trial includes many steep and rugged ascend and descend. Plus, there is a risk of high altitude sickness. You will cross challenging Thorong La Pass. Enough rest days and proper guidance are very important during the trek that you will get with us.
Also, do know that trekking in the Himalayas is always risky. The weather is unpredictable, and you can face extreme weather conditions. You have to prepare your mind for any situation beyond our control.
Food & Accommodation during the Annapurna Circuit Trek
During Annapurna Circuit Trek 20-days, you will stay overnight in lodge or teahouse. The rooms are usually small and on a twin-sharing basis. You will find a few pieces of furniture along with a mattress, blanket, and pillow.
The meals will be served as per the menu of the lodge/teahouse. You can expect to find dishes like Momo, noodles, sandwiches, bakery items, bars, rice, curries, soup, tea, coffee, etc.
Annapurna Circuit Trek map
Annapurna Circuit Trek map designed to present you with a pictorial view of the route that you will be following during the Annapurna Circuit Trek. The map is professionally designed to assist you on the trail.
Things you will get to see & experience during the Annapurna Circuit Trek:
Stunning Views of Himalayan Mountains
Annapurna Circuit Trek 21-days will offer you incredible views of several Himalayan mountains like Annapurna Range (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), Tukuche Peak (6,920 m), Varaha Shikhar (7,847 m), etc.
Culturally Rich Villages
During the Annapurna Circuit Trekking, you will get to see authentic culture while you stay in several villages. Mostly dominated by Gurung, Brahmins, Manangis, Thakalis, and Magars, this journey will let you experience the norms, values, and ancient practices of locals. Several stupas, gumba, and chortens in the example of cultural richness of the region. Along with that, you will also visit one of the holiest temples of Hindus.
Manang is one of the most famous places in Nepal and also the most beautiful. Manang itself has numerous things to do from short hike to nearby by quaint villages to thrilling mountain biking. You can visit Milarepa’s Cave and Braga Bhojo Gompa, the most significant spots. Besides this, you can see stunning landscape views from Manang.
Cross Challenging Thorong La Pass
Crossing Thorong La Pass is the most challenging activity during Tilicho Thorong La Pass Trek. You have to trek on a steep rugged trail to reach the top of the pass. Regardless of the difficulty level, once you will reach the top, you will get to witness a tempting view of the surrounding.
Visit Muktinath Temple
Muktinath Temple is one of the holiest pilgrimage sites of Hindus and Buddhists situate at the foothill of Thorong La Pass. Known as the highest temple of the world (3,800 m), Muktinath is considered Mukti Kshetra (place of liberation). As per legends visiting Muktinath Temple will wash off all the sins of yours and bless with good luck. Thousands of pilgrims come here from different parts of Nepal and India to take a bath in the pond & the tap that exits in the Muktinath temple.
Taste Delicious Apples in Marpha
Marpha is known for its delicious apples and apple products. Here, you will see the beautiful orchards of apples. You can walk around lovely apple orchards and taste delicious apples and wines.
Enjoy Hot Spring in Tatopani
After you Annapurna Circuit Trek, you will descend to Tatopani. Here, you will find natural hot springs, where you can take a bath and relax your sore muscles. However, you have to pay a few extra bucks. The water of this spring is proved to be very good for the skin and has also cured many skin diseases.
Beautiful Ghorepani Village
Ghorepani is one of the most famous and beautiful villages surrounded by rhododendron, pine & fire forests and mountains. People from the Gurung and Magar communities reside here. You will get to interact with them and see their daily lifestyle.
Stunning Sunrise from Poon Hill View Point
Poon Hill is one of the most famous viewpoints of the Annapurna region. Located just above Ghorepani Village, Trekkers usually walk up to Poon Hill for a short hike. From here, you can see tempting sunrise and sunset along with the western Himalayan Mountains.