Annapurna circuit is one of the most popular treks in the Himalayan mountain range in central Nepal. The total length of the route varies between 160 and 230 km, depending on the use of vehicles on certain sections. The Annapurna region was opened to foreign trekkers in 1977 after disputes between the CIA-supported Khampa guerrillas operating in the Tibet region and the local population ended with the arrival of the Nepalese army.
Round Annapurna trek starts from the small midhill town of Beshisahar and ends in Pokhara. This hike crosses the valleys of two rivers, the Marsyangdi v in Manang and Kali Gandaki, a tributary of the Ganges, and the deepest gorge in the world, the Mustang valley which surrounds the Annapurna massif.
Annapurna Circuit Trekking main attraction of the hikes lies in the variety of landscapes made of rice fields, subtropical forests, waterfalls, gigantic cliffs, the Tibetan valley and the village of Manang and Mustang. You will meet Hindus and Buddhist devotees in the temple of Muktinath, guardians of the culture of Tibetan Buddhism.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Kathmandu or Pokhara|
|Group size:||2-12 people|
|Max-Altitude:||5416m, Thorung La Pass|
|SEASONS||January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November, December|
|Accommodation||Tea House, Hotel|
The different types of climate that a trekker can experience range from a tropical to an arctic regime – you’re 4,500m away! – passing through a subtropical zone. In March and April, the tropical forest of the Annapurna regions is colored with a wide variety of rhododendrons. The best view of Annapurna massif (Annapurna I-IV), Dhaulagiri, Niligiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Gangapurna [7455m] and Tilicho Peak (7134 m). Many peaks culminate between 6,000 and 8,000 m above sea level.
Depending on the speed of the hikers, the number and importance of the excursions and the rest days necessary for acclimatization, without forgetting the weather parameter, the hike on the Annapurna circuit can take 9 to 15 days. There are lots of lodges and infrastructure are build for tourist in Annapurna Circuit trekking. The best trekking season for Annapurna Round Trekking is all the time around the year except June to August, the monsoon period in Nepal. If you have short period of time then, our Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking wishing to reach the base camp of Annapurna is suitable for you. Mardi Himal trekking in six days to reach at the height of 4500m is also the best option.