Annapurna Circuit is the most diverse and popular trekking area in Nepal. From the full three-week Annapurna Circuit, which stretches across the historic Mustang region to short three-day treks. There’s a trek that’s right for everyone here.
As the name suggests, the center part of this part of Nepal is the mountain range that includes Annapurna I. It is the first of the 8,000 m peaks to be climb. Between these two mountains lies the Kali-Gandaki River valley, the deepest gorge in the world. Trekkers are meeting fascinating Thakali people in this area. They are consider to be successful at business activities. Their home cooking is enjoyed by both visitors and the people of Nepal in general.
These areas are much drier than the southern slopes of the mountains. This adds to an arid climate that is desert-like and somewhat different from the lower regions . Sometime where there are lush pastures and fertile fields.
Before we get into the nitty gritty of what you need to know about the Annapurna circuit, here are some quick facts about the stat-lovers’ trek!
Location Central Nepal trek length Generally 16-20 days Distance this varies depending on the route and whether you take optional side treks. But generally between 170km-230 km Height of Annapurna 1 Main (the highest mountain in the Annapurna Massif) 8091 m Highest trek Thorong La Pass-5416 m (17,769 ft)
Hiking in Nepal isn’t a ‘turn up whenever you like and off you go’ kind of thing; seasonal changes (especially around the monsoon period) have a massive impact on where, how, and what you can hike here.
The Annapurna Circuit hiking periods are October-early December, and late February-April.
Although the hiking can break your leg muscles, it’s definitely not mean to break your bank balance. As we describe, we run the Annapurna Circuit on a group trip, which mean that all but our regular meals and tipping had been cover by the overall charge .
If you’re hiking the circuit solo, plan to spend somewhere from USD $700-1000, which will cover your lodging, fuel, and permits.
On the topic of food, you’ll have a allowance of around $20 USD per person a day and you’ll be able to get all the stuff, including your dinners, drinks and snacks.
And, can remind you of one thing: there’s nothing like a festive march bar at the end of your walk!
RECOMMENDATION Hike to the Annapurna Circuit in September, when the skies are bright, the mountains green and the paths less crowded.
For many people, long treks are all about mountains and self-fulfillment, and that’s all right. But the Annapurna Circuit is manage by the Nepalese as a significant cultural and religious path, so it’s vital that you as a tourist always
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