.Annapurna Circuit Trek is a Popular Thorong La High Pass 5416m in Nepal. This is famous for dramatic deep gorges, High Mountain, beautiful landscapes, and Nepalese typical villages. The treks become one of the most arguable hiking routes in Nepal which is very demanding even for seasoned trekkers. It is an exceptional introduction to walking in Nepal for those who are physically fit. We have an opportunity to observe a close-quarter of the lifestyle and the culture of the different tribes of Nepal. The trek establishes wonderful challenges for those who are fond of the traditional way of hiking destinations in Nepal.
Annapurna Circuit Trek is Adventure and High Passes trail. This offers more variety than any other trek where it takes you through virtually every type of scenery that Nepal offers. The trails are rough and there is a small military base near the pass to Jomsom that must be avoided. The scenery is equally breathtaking to continue to the north of the main Himalayan range. These treks cross two different river valleys and encircle the Annapurna massif. The path reaches its highest point at Thorong La pass touching the edges of the Tibetan plateau.
Accommodation in the Annapurna circuit is an important aspect that everyone should consider while heading to the adventure trek where you will forget all your problems and sorrows. It is a popular classic trek where the villagers through this route have tea-house to accommodate trekkers. The lodges are comfortable for your initial stage but they may vary going to higher altitudes. You will find a much high-quality lodge, guest-house, and tea-house. All the tea-house sells snacks and other essentials such as tissue, soap, and toilet paper. The rooms are with the two beds with mattresses, pillows, and sheets which are impossible to decide.
Tea-house accommodation is the local and popular accommodation in the Annapurna region where they will provide tourist-friendly hotels and lodges on the trail. Most villages in the trek tea-house are basic ones with basic food facilities and accommodation facilities. The lodges are very comfortable and cozy where you can take a rest. You have to carry an extra sleeping bag with you because at a higher altitude we never know when the weather change in the nighttime. The standard of cleanness is very especially in the peak trekking season and varies a bit from one night.
In the Annapurna region, most of the trekking trails include the conservation area and restricted area which is why you have to take a permit card while doing trekking. In trekking, you have to enter in Annapurna conservation area and to enter the conservation area you have to show a few official permits if you don’t have then the local government will not allow you to enter this area. It is considered one of the best long-distance trekking destinations in the entire world. You will see the mesmerizing view of Mt Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Gangapurna, and many more mountains which can be seen from here.
Trekkers in Nepal are allowed to trek however they like but in the Himalayan region or some of the region, there is some restricted area where you can trek however you like. To enter that area you have to take a trekking permit. To take a trekking permit, you have to show the photocopy of your passport and two passport-sized photos. You can easily apply Kathmandu and Pokhara which is two types of Permit Annapurna Conservation area of Project “ACAP” and Trekking Information Management of System “TIMS” It, Better to request which is trust worth Trekking Agencies in Nepal.
The Annapurna Circuit trek is 5416 meters and is quite challenging and has a high pass. It is a Moderate and High Pass at the high altitude of the Annapurna region with a varied trail that can be rocky, steep, or slippery. This is a bit harder for the trekker to complete this journey because it can be physically challenging without training and preparation because it is the longest trekking in this region. You have to know about the difficulties that may occur during the time of trekking because there are many steep ups and steeps down and after facing the problems and difficulties completing the trek.
The diverse landscape and varying weather may bring more difficulties and a basic fitness level is required for this trekking which means you should be fit and fine physically where you have to walk at least 5 to 6 hours each day. You will have a lesser walking distance with a longer trekking itinerary. There are some trekkers who feel bone-tired in the middle of the trek which is why you have to do some physical exercise before joining this trekking or before starting the trekking.
Altitude sickness is the basic which is happened while you are trekking at a high altitude. The problem of altitude sickness is mainly due to the failure of proper adjustment. It is just because the different people have a different levels of patience at a high altitude. That is why physically strong is not enough you have to prepare mentally also which is very important while trekking. There are some symptoms of altitude sickness which are headache, dizziness, vomiting, loss of appetite, difficulty breathing, and many more. You have to drink garlic soup, and ginger tea, and drink lots of water. The most important thing is you have to avoid alcohol while trekking at a high altitude.
The representatives from Nepal Base Camp Treks (Pvt. Ltd.) will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport upon your arrival. We then transfer you to the hotel for the overnight stay.
After talking the morning breakfast, we take a drive to Jagat via Besishahar from Kathmandu. It’s a distance of 240 kilometers and takes about 8-10 hours to reach there. Besishahar offers you the beautiful views of snow-capped mountains around. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.
Today, our day begins with a rocky trail following the Marsyangdi River steadily uphill to Tal. Tal is the first village in the Manang District. Crossing the wide and flat valley, our trail continues up and down to Dharapani (1890m). Upon reaching Bagarchhap, you can witness the typical flat roofed stone houses of local Tibetans. The village is surrounded by apple Orchads and maize fields. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.
Our trail climbs to Tyanja today continuing through the forest. As we reach Chame, theheadquarter of Manang District, you will be rewarded by the fine views of Annapurna II. We also witness two small hot springs by the town. Besides, we are also introduced with the local community of which the residents are said to have migrated from Tibet centuries ago. We stay overnight at a guesthouse at Chame.
Our day starts through a deep forest in a steep and narrow valley crossing a river on a long bridge. After crossing another bridge, we can witness some of the beautiful rock faces of soaring Paungda Danda. And from there, we join the trail to climb to Pisang. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.
We continue through the upper part of the Manang District today. People of this region herd yaks and raise crops for a part of the year. From Pisang, there are two alternative trails from north and south of Marsyangdi River which meets up again at Mungji.From Mungji, our trail continues past the picturesque but partially hidden valley of Bryanga just nearby Manang. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.
We spend a day acclimatizing at Manang. We spend the whole day doing some fine day walks and enjoying the magnificent sights around the village. We can explore the absolutely gorgeous Manang Valley and the lifestyle of the people there. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.
Following the trail, we continue our journey from Manang today. Our trail ascends nearly 500m to Yak Kharka. Climbing steadily through Tenki Manang, we leave the Marsyangdi Valley and continue along the Jarsang Khola valley. We eventually reach Yak Kharka at 4000m where you can see the herds of yaks and vegetation thinning out. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.
From Yak Kharka, we continue our ascent for about two hours and then descend down to cross the river. We then climb up to Thorong Phedi where you can see some decent guesthouses. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.
Our journey today is going to be quite longer today. So we start early in the morning before sunrise to reach the Pass by 9am. We have to consider about the weather conditions that might greatly affect our journey particularly at the Thorung La pass which is at the altitude of 5416m. We have to climb steeply on a regular route which is quite easy to follow. We need to take maximum care as it often causes terrible problems to cross the pass if it is covered by heavy snow. It takes around four hours to climb up to the pass. After walking for around four more hours from Thorong La Pass, we reach the holy temple of Muktinath, which is considered one of the holiest pilgrimagesin Nepal. Muktinath Area is home to several monasteries along with the temple of Muktinath. Interestingly, Muktinath is sacred pilgrimage site for both Buddhists and Hindus. You can witness 108 water sprouts around it and a gorgeous natural spring and an eternal flame fueled by natural gas. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.
Today we leave Muktinath and descend through the Kaligandaki Valley to Marpha. Marpha is considered a home to the legendary apple orchids is known as the Apple capital of Nepal. Apple Brandy is another local specialty that you may be lucky enough to taste on the way. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.
We drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara today. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you can utilize your time for the last minute shopping or you can explore around the city. We celebrate the Farewell Dinner together with the trekking team and spend overnight at the hotel.
We are saying good bye to the Kathmandu as your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! We will transfer you to the airport for your returning flight.
Today, you will visit main places of Kathmandu valley. In the morning you visit Pashupatinath, Bauddhanath, and Swayambhunath. Pashupatinath is the oldest and holiest Hindu temple; Bauddhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Stupa are the oldest Buddhist Stupas. After launch you visit Kathmandu durbar square and Patan durbar square. In Kathmandu durbar square, you visit Kumari temple, the temple of Living goddess.