Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most popular treks in the Annapurna region of Nepal. As the trek is centered around the Annapurna region of Nepal, you will get to pass through the high mountain passes, many Buddhist as well as Hindu temples, pleasant and delightful farmlands, relaxing hot springs as well as beautiful mountain passes.
The length of the route during the trek varies between 160-230 kilometers, depending on where the trek starts and ends. As the trek needs you to cross two different river valleys as which circles the Annapurna range, you will get through a high pass that touches the edge of a Tibetan plateau. In general, the trekkers take the anticlockwise route to hike. However, you can also take another route as well.
The Annapurna Circuit Trek spans over the length of 80 kilometers that encircles the range of the Annapurna as the adventure takes you to different aspects of the beauty of Nepal, which includes the range of monasteries, Hindu temples, farmlands as well as relaxing springs.
The total estimated time for the trek is for 19 days. As the trek beings from the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu, the trek will help you explore the famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Nepal around the Kathmandu valley. As you drive you to the Lamgung that takes around 7-8 hours from the Kathmandu valley, you will get to explore the swirling hills of the valley. This entire trek goes in the anticlockwise direction and takes you through the hills of the Himalayas. Throughout the trek, you will see the rising altitude that will provide you a great chance to encounter through the Hill region of Nepal. Also, you will cross many villages as you move forward through the Lamjung district. The popular villages that you will pass through are Chjame, Pisang, Dharapani. Then, the trek will lead you towards the Manang district.
As the official trek starts from the Manang valley, you will get to encounter mountains from the valley. Also, you will get to encounter the Buddhist practices. You will also get to pass through the biggest pass in the world known as Thorong La before you reach to Mustang from the Manang valley. After you pass through the Manang valley, you will get to explore the beautiful semi-arid and desert-like landscape of Nepal. With this, you will move towards the Muktinath temple. Before you reach the Muktinath temple, you will go through many Hindu as well as Buddhist pilgrimage sites.
From Mustang, it will take you to Marpha through Jomsom, which is the headquarter of the Manang district. As the path is continuous from here, it will then take you to Tatopani from where you will move towards Pokhara city.
In case you are worried about the best month for trekking to the Annapurna Circuit trek, here you have the best season that you can trek here. The best months for trekking to Annapurna Circuit trek could be from March-April or during the month of October-November. However, if you are a solitude lover and do not like crowds, you should choose the month of March and April. You can choose the months of October and November if you can make up your trekking experience with the crowd too.
Also, you can also choose from the months of May to September while it is the monsoon season in Nepal. The months from December to February is not so good for the trek as it is winter season and the temperature might fall during those seasons. Due to extreme weather, you will find it challenging to find a place to stay during the winter as well. So, it is recommended not to trek during the winter season.
If you are someone who wants to trek to the beautiful valleys of Nepal and as well explore the beauty of the natural scenes, it is one of the best trekking routes for you in Nepal. It takes you to the mighty Himalayas of the Annapurna region as well as takes you down to the beautiful valley of Nepal, i.e., Pokhara. You can contact us to get an experienced guide.
We have prepared the trip departure dates in small groups departure for group fun and enjoyment trekking. Our group size start from 2 peoples (Even for solo travelers, we organize single trip on supplement cost of US$- 200 additional) and maximum group size will be 8-10 travelers. But in general, our every date will have small groups of 4- 6 peoples, which is good group size for safe and flexible & comfortable trekking. We have listed our group departure dates based on every season as below.
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