Trip Introduction: 18 Days Annapurna Circuit Trekking; Popular Trekking Adventure Of Awe-Inspiring Annapurna Massifs, High Passes, Deepest Gorges, Spiritual Temples, And Refreshing Hot Springs.
The Annapurna Circuit Trekking Tour Journey is a multi-day trekking excursion in the Annapurna region. The goal of this trek is to travel around the Annapurna massifs, cross the Thorang La Pass (5,416m), and stand on the edge of the world's deepest valley (Kali Gandaki Valley). Similarly, you may see the sunrise over the Himalayas from Poon Hill, visit the Muktinath temple, and chill yourself in the Tatopani hot springs.
The Annapurna Circuit Trekking Trail is an excellent start to a diverse landscape with fascinating variations. It's a thrilling trip across the high Himalayan highlands. Throughout the walk, you will be treated to magnificent vistas of some of the world's largest mountains. Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna II (7937 m), Annapurna III (7555 m), Machhapuchhre (6993 m), Manaslu (8156 m), and Dhaulagiri (8176 m) are all part of it.
Crossing the four distant regions of Lamjung, Manang, Mustang, and Myagdi is an incredible and fantastic experience. The Annapurna Circuit Trekking route tour is one of the top trekking journeys in Nepal due to its natural and cultural richness
Annapurna Circuit Trekking 18 Days Journey Starts.
The Annapurna Circuit Trek normally begins in the town of Besishahar, which is located in Nepal's Lamjung District. Besishahar is around a 5–6-hour drive from Kathmandu, Nepal's capital city. The journey is circular in nature, and the endpoint varies depending on the itinerary chosen by trekkers. Traditionally, the journey concludes in Nayapul or Phedi, both of which are located in Nepal's Kaski District. Trekkers can then take a vehicle back to Pokhara, a popular lakeside city that serves as a gateway to the Annapurna region.
However, instead of Nayapul or Phedi, you might end the trek in Jomsom. Jomsom is a town in Nepal's Mustang District with an airport that allows trekkers to fly back to Pokhara or even Kathmandu if wanted.
The exact starting and ending places may vary based on travelers' preferences and the length of their walk. You can consult with Trekking Planner INC (us) to design the itinerary and choose the best beginning and ending sites based on your interests and time limits.
Is Annapurna Circuit Trekking Right Choice for You?
Firstly, the Annapurna Circuit trek is moderately hard trek which can be completed by travelers depending on their fitness, experience, and skill and ability level. If you have done trekking in some other region of Nepal like Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking, Makalu Base Camp trekking and so on then you may trek this region without any difficulty.
The Annapurna Circuit is about the altitude of 5160m, there will high chance of altitude sickness to the first climber or beginner, so Trekking Planner INC recommend that it is not suitable trek for the beginner.
Here are some things to think about while choosing whether the Annapurna Circuit Trekking is good for you:
- Fitness Level: This is the most important point that you need to be conscious, for trekking toward Annapurna Circuit trekking your body need to be fit and fine. You should be aware that you are not much lazy and you need to train your body before trekking if you are beginner. You can reduce you fat either by involving in outdoor activities or by doing cardio or and yoga. Maintaining your diet can also help to make your body fit and fine.
- Altitude sickness: When you are trekking in Annapurna, you may suffer from altitude sickness. So we highly recommend you to acclimatize yourself properly before your trekking toward Annapurna.
If you are aware of these two main points then you can travel to Annapurna without any hesitation.
According to the reviews of our previous travelers who travel to Annapurna Circuit Trek with Trekking Planner INC, the trekking was challenging especially reaching to Thorang, however; it was memorable, interesting as well as heart touching for them. Many of them told that reaching to the Annapurna and observing the scenic view make them peace and calm.
As a result, those people who want to feel the nature by standing infront of it, want to observe the snow-capped peak live by their own eyes and want to chill infront of the beautiful scenery of Himalayas the Annapurna Circuit Trek is the best choice of them.
How to Prepare yourself before Trekking Towards Annapurna?
The Annapurna Circuit Trek is a challenging trek, so it is essential to prepare before trekking. Here are the following tips for preparation before the Annapurna Circuit Trek:
Consult with Trekking Planner Inc. about the packages and discount offer for the trek towards Annapurna.
- Gather information about the environment, weather conditions, society, culture, and tradition before traveling towards the Annapurna Circuit.
- You can consult Trekking Planner Inc. for the itinerary of the Annapurna Circuit trek and follow the itinerary that the company has provided.
- Don’t forget to appoint a well-experienced guide; if you have heavy bags, then you can appoint a potter too.
- You are highly recommended to take sanitation and hygiene items such as hand sanitizer, toilet paper, a towel, wet face wipes, etc. because in some regions of Annapurna these items might not be available.
- Women travelers should check their period calendar and bring sanitary pads, as health posts and pharmacies are barely available when you ascend to higher altitudes.
- Make sure to manage sleeping bags, down jackets, and blankets. Trekking Planner Inc. can provide you with these items for rent if you require them.
- Don’t forget to carry a little money with you so that you can use it in an emergency.
What is the Best Season for Annapurna Circuit Trek?
The famous season for trekking towards Annapurna region is during spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November).
Talking to the spring season, due to warm day, cool night and mild weather, people usually visit Annapurna this season. Rhododendron trees in blossom along the trail, enhancing the scenery with vivid colors. Because of the great visibility, trekkers can take in the expansive mountain vistas. However, there may be chance of rainfall due to which the scenic view of mountain be get covered by cloud too.
Another most reliable season for trekking towards Annapurna is autumn season because of stable weather with clear skies and mild temperature. We can see greenery with the spectacular views of mountain, landscape as well the small village around Annapurna. Autumn is also a popular period for Nepalese festivals like Dashain and Tihar, which provide cultural experiences along the trekking path.
Season that you should not attain Annapurna Circuit Trek.
December until February is supposed to be the most challenging season for trekking towards Annapurna as the due to cold season. There will be lofty possibility of snowfall. However there will be fewer crowds, you might not get proper service from lodges. Due to cloudy weather the solar panel will not get charged besides, generator will also not work well due to cold season which results, lack of electricity as well as internet facilities.
June to August season is also another worst season for Annapurna Circuit Trekking due to heavy rainfall and slippery land. There is high chance of avalanche during this season which may take life of travelers too. The trials are muddy, slippery and unpleasant due to dim scenic view of the beautiful nature.
Local Culture and Tradition that Exist in Annapurna.
The Annapurna region is rich in Himalayan cultural heritage. Many locals with different mother tongue, ethnics group and different religions can be found here.
Out of those, one of the mostly abundant cultures is The Gurung Culture. It is the major ethnic group in this region. Gurung are known by their hospitality. They suppose their guest as a god and treat them like their own family. Besides, their culture is distinguished by traditional clothing, music, dance, and religious practices, and you may have the opportunity to witness traditional dances such as the Maruni and Rodhi Ghar, as well as taste their local food, which frequently includes dal Bhat (lentil soup with rice) and Momo (dumplings).
Thakali culture is also one of the important cultures in this region. They are mostly found around the villages of Jomsom and Marpha. They have their popular dish called Thakali Khana which include rice or and dhindo with dal, vegetable, pickle, as well as meat of snow goat and ghee (dairy item). Additionally, they serve thukpa (noodle soup) and apple pie to. They have similar culture as that of Tibetan.
The Manangba culture is found at upper region of Manang. They have strong bond with Tibetan Buddhism from which they are influenced. The village of Manang is a prominent cultural hub, featuring ancient monasteries, prayer wheels, and traditional stone houses.
Also, Local craftsmen manufacturing traditional handicrafts like as hand-woven textiles, woolen items, and metal crafts can be found along the walking path. These products frequently represent regional cultural motifs and designs. While trekking towards Annapurna region you can observe and get pleasure from these prestigious cultures.
Toilet and sanitation facilities during 18 Days Trek toward Annapurna Circuit Trek.
Due to lack of development towards the region of Annapurna, the toilet facilities are not modern type everywhere. You might not get western toilet facilities, instead squat toilet are available. In some rural area you may get pit toilet as well. In many guest houses cold water is available for shower, however if you want hot shower they will charge for it.
Some of the materials like hand sanitizer, sanitary pad, biodegradable soap, towel, toilet paper etc are barely found in this region so it will be better for you to bring your toilet paper, hand sanitizer by yourselves. It is highly recommended to bring extra sanitary pad for women travelers. If you get periods while travelling health post may not be available everywhere so it’s better to bring sanitary pad with you.
Electricity, Charging and Internet facilities During 18 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek.
As Annapurna is a rural area so there is not availability of electricity. Though, generators and solar panel are available in guesthouse, sometime the generators may not work efficiently due to cold weather. Regarding solar panel some day may be cloudy day so solar panel might not get fully charged. As a result electricity might cut out at any time. So it is highly recommended for you to bring torch light also power bank so that you can charge your mobile phone and camera at anytime.
Regarding the internet facilities, due to instability of electricity breakage, internet may also not available all day and night. So you can consult Trekking Planner INC, to provide local SIM to activate your data package for internet.
Why to travel with Trekking Planner INC?
Trekking Planner INC is one of the trusted and reputed private company. Trekking Planner INC gives welcome as well as farewell dinner to their new guest or travelers. Trekking Planner INC. is a highly regarded and experienced trekking company with over two decades of experience in the Nepali trekking sector. It can provide you socialized, well-experienced and hospitable guide along with potter as per your wish with reasonable price. Furthermore, you can get affordable package for your trekking. Trekking planner not only provide you guide but also provide lots of knowledge regarding the history, environment, culture, diversification of the region that you are going to visit.
Altitude, its impact, prevention and its treatment during Annapurna Circuit trek.
The elevation of Annapurna circuit trek ranges from 760 meters to 5416 meters. Due to the high altitude, travelers may suffer from altitude sickness. Mostly the people who are suffering from cardio vascular diseases, old guy may suffer from altitude sickness. Actually altitude sickness is the conditions in which people get suffocate when they are ascending to high altitude.
To prevent from altitude sickness, trekkers should acclimatize themselves before any trip. Acclimatization is the process to adapting the new environment. It can be practiced by travelling in other region having similar weather but lower altitude, by doing exercise especially yoga and meditation.
If you get suffered from altitude sickness while trekking then the following main tips you can follow:
- Give some rest to your body and drink some energy drinks and mild water.
- Descend slowly towards lower altitude.
- Drink enough soup to get hydrated.
- If you start getting suffocation tell you guide about it so that they may help you in that situation.