The Annapurna Circuit Trekking takes us around the entire Annapurna massif reaching the zenith at Thorong La Pass. Time has changed, we are surrounded by comforts, and we have become busier like never before. Our lifestyle has become hectic and It has became difficult to to manage time between professional and personal tasks. However this is a long trek for travelers wishing to circle the Annapurna massif. For those trekkers who prefer a shorter trek in the same route then Annapurna Circle Trek can be done in 14-15 days.
Annapurna Circuit trek trails comprises the community of wide ethical group such as Gurung, Sherpa, Magars, Thakali, Tamang, etc. During the trek, dramatically changes around the geographical structure and rich diverse group of wild animals and birds such as Danfe long tail birds and many more rare animal like snow leopard, Jackal blue sheep etc.
What to Expect
Annapurna Circuit trekking is known as the famous trekking circuits in the Himalayas of Nepal. This trek is opened in 1980s for trekkers then since has been possible for the adventure travelers. The region no doubt is rich in sceneries apart from the diverse culture and flora and faunas.
Annapurna circuit weather
It’s difficult to trek Himalayas in wet season. Annapurna circuit actually sits within a rain shadow. However, including the monsoon period, it is possible to trek most parts of the circuit all year-round.
October – November
October and November is the most popular hiking season in Nepal. Due to the recent monsoons, everything along the circuit is refreshed and becomes clean and vibrant. Due to clear view sky at night is extremely visible. However the weather is generally warm, the temperature at night drops below breezing. This season thousand of tourist come to trek Annapurna circuit.
December – March
December to March is the coldest period for Annapurna Circuit Trek. The nighttime temperature drops below zero. In this season the trails are much less busy.
April – May
This is the second best season for Annapurna Circuit Trek. This season has warming weather; most of the snow has dissipated, leaving crystal clear skies. There is often a strange haze that can be seen from the lower altitudes during May.
June – September
This is the monsoon period. Although you may see heavy rainstorms, landslides and crowds of leeches, however not much seen Annapurna Circuit region particular the northern section. The upside of trekking in the monsoon period is that many of the flora species flower during this period, making the trek exceptionally beautiful.
Itinerary for Annapurna Circuit Trekking
Day 01: Warm welcome at Airport
Day 02: Kathmandu city tours and preparation for Annapurna circuit.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule
Day 04: Trekking from Bhulbhule to Bahundanda
Day 05: Trekking from Bahundanda to Chamje
Day 06: Trekking from Chamje to Dharapani
Day 07: Trekking from Dharapani to Chame
Day 08: Trekking from Chame to Pisang
Day 09: Pisang to Manang
Day 10: Manang: Acclimatization day
Day 11: Manang to Yak Kharka
Day 12: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi
Day 13: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath via Thorong La pass : 7 – 8 hours
Day 14: Muktinath to Marpha
Day 15: Marpha to Kalopani
Day 16: Kalopani to Tatopani
Day 17: Tatopani to Ghorepani
Day 18: Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani
Day 19: Tadapani to Pokhara via Ghandruk
Day 20: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu