Trekking in Nepal

Annapurna circuit trekking is one of the best trekking place in Nepal. The lonely planet website has given this trek the tenth place trekking destination in the world. The Annapurna area has been open to foreign trekkers since 1950. Annapurna region occupy 7,629 sq.Km. of area having a population of about 120,000 with highly diverse ethnic and cultural people. This place also has a diverse climate belt ranging from tropical to alpine. The prime attraction of Annapurna circuit trekking is eighth tallest mountain Annapurna I (8091m) including other high mountain like Fishtail mountain. Taken as planet’s excellent treks, the Annapurna round has all a traveler will seek on their trek. Massive Himalayan belt, picture perfect landscapes and ancient village homes, the Annapurna round trekking invites travelers from all over the world to her trail. Annapurna round trek Circuit can be done in various viable routes ways to trek Annapurna region. There are in general 6 ways of trek that can be accomplished as a tea house trek in Annapurna area. Ghorepani trekking is the shortest duration trek and is accomplished in about 6 - seven days. The longest trekking around Annapurna region is called as full Annapurna circuit trekking and it requires about 21 days to finish. The full circuit trek will take trekkers to one of the popular pass Thorong La at 5416 meters and to Poon Hill (3210 meters) which is the well known view point to observe as many as 14 mountains from a single point. The most visible Himalayas while Annapurna circuit trek includes Annapurna First at 8,091meters (26,545 feet), Annapurna II at 7,937meters (26,040 ft), Annapurna III at 7,555m (24,786 feet), Annapurna 4th at 7,525meters (24,688 feet), Gangapurna at 7,455 meters (24,457 feet) and Annapurna South at 7,219 m (23,684 feet). Among these mountains, Annapurna First is the 10th highest and Annapurna 2nd is the 16th highest in the world. Annapurna round trekking is not only trekked for the panoramic glimpse of the Himalaya but it’s also trekked for the fauna and flora of the area. The entire area is protected by ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project). The settlers in this part of the trek include Gurung, Magar, Bhotia and Thakali. The beginning place of the Annapurna round trek is Besisahar, which can be traveled from capital city by public bus. Its requires about six hrs to get to Besisahar and it is the area where most trekkers start the Annapurna trek. You can catch a Jeep and get to the place called Chame and reduce 2 to 3 days of trekking, it’s not advised since you will skip a lot among these days. But, know that you will reduce your trip by 2-3 days by using the Jeep.Another important information to memorize is that the availability of the vehicle is incredibly depend on the climate factor and the best time is October when the probability of getting the vehicle to the town of Chame is maximum. It is always recommended to take a rest day at Manang in order to regain your strength back and acclimatize to the high elevation. You are going to walking Thorang La which is 5,416m and it’s very important that you don’t move too much altitude in a single day. A rest day at Manang village will be a nice way to acclimatize to high elevation. Always be safe and have a great journey to Annapurna circuit trek.