Annapurna Circuit Trek 10 days

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Among the lots of Popular hiking in Nepal, one of the best is: Annapurna circuit trek 10 days. This trail is a combination of beautiful nature, culture, and adventure.

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What to expect from Annapurna Circuit 10 days trek

This trek passes many mountain villages at Marsyandi valley as well as Kaligandaki valley. Stunning waterfall, Diversified climate zone, Hot Springs, Frozen Lakes, Alpine Valley, and centuries-old Monasteries are the key features of this trek.

Dharapani, Timang, Chame, Manang, Muktinath, and Jomsom is the main highlighted spot in this trek.

Manang is the beautiful place to see Annapurna Massif. On the way, we will get the opportunity to see many eye-catching Waterfall and diversified landscape.

Normally all trekkers hike this route anti clockwise direction which makes altitude gain is a slower and easy pass to Thorang la.

Road construction on this trail made this trek short comparing before the road. Before the road construction, it takes about 21 days to the finished whole path about 230km.

But nowadays we can do finished this trek 6 to 10 days depending on the fitness of trekkers and altitude experience. Due to road accessbility, mountain biking on this trail is also becoming popular day by day.

At the beginning of the trek, we will follow the Marsyandi river after crossing Thorangla Kaligandaki river. The way on this trail is easy because of flatter up and few stone steps.

Mountain view amorng the trail are Annapurna Massif (I-IV),Mount Manaslu,Lamjung Himal, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak,Paungda Danda and Pisang Peak .

Where is Annapurna Circuit ?

annapurna circuit trek lies Gandaki Pradesh of Nepal. Besisahar, the head town of Lamjung district is the starting point of this trek.

Beshisahar is just 172km from Kathmandu. Besisahar is Annapurna trekking start and Manaslu trek finish point. This trek is situated on Lamjung, Manang, Mustang and Parbat district of Nepal.

Thorong La

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Thorang is name of peak and La is local word of pass. Thorang La(5416m) is hilltop of Mustang and Manang of Nepal.Thorong La is the summit point of the Annapurna Circuit Trek (ACT).

The journey of Thorang la starts from either Thorang Phedi (4450m) or High Camp(4800m) early morning. This day will be tough day for trekers and also for Nepali staffs.

Early morning with high altitude make hard for the hike.It takes normally 5 hours to reach Thorang La from Phedi, but if you start from highcamp then it takes around 4 hours. On the middle of way of pass there is one tea shop and also on the pass there is small cottage for tea coffee. It takes approx 4 hours to go down(1600m) Muktinath from Pass Khatung Kang and Yakawa Kang are the the Peak near from Thorong.

Highlights

There are dozen of interesting things that we can see on the way of Circuit. Which will be save in our eyes in the sense of wow. Here i have mentinoed only some highlights.

  • Lots of eye-cathing waterfall
  • Mount Annapurna,Manaslu, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak, Pisang Peak, Nilgiri,Tukuche, and Dhaulagiri range
  • Landscapes,waterfall,Monasteries and Forests
  • Local Cultures,Nepali food and lifestyle
  • Beautifull Manang Valley
  • World widest pass – Thorang La 5416m
  • The deepest gorge’s in the world – the Kali Gandhaki valley
  • Annapurna circuit trek best time

    Except Monsoon season, we can do this trekking. But September to mid-December and February to April is the best season.

    How long does it take to trek ?

    The length of this circuit trail depends on from where you start and which place is end of the trek. Normally nowdays lots trekkers use to finished at 10- 14 days for 160km.

    But if you have more time you can also extend upto 24 days for 230km. If you have high altitude experience , then you can also finish in around 8 days. Its depends on your physical fitness and sidetrips on the trial.

    Some example routes:

    1. Synage to Jomsom(Popular) -10 days Annapurna Circuit trek
    2. Besisahar to Nayapul (full route) – 20 to 24 days
    3. Timang to Jomsom – approx. 8 days(fly out from Jomsom)
    4. Besisahar to Tatopani (Drive back Pokhara by local bus or Jeep) approx 15 days

    Can we do Annapurna Circuit trek 10 days ?

    Yes, sure. This 10 days hike is popular nowdays for trekkers. First day will be long drive .The following is 10 days itinerary for trek excluding fly from Jomsom to Pokhara.

    DaysItineraryAltitude in ft Hour
    1st Day Kathmandu to Tal1080m/3544ft
    2nd DayTaal to Timang 1700m/7120ft8 hr
    3th DayTimang to Upper Pisang 3300m/10498ft8 hr
    4th DayDhukur Pokhari to Ngawal3660m/12008ft 6 hr
    5th DayNgawal to Manang 3540m/11614ft4 hr
    6th Day Excursion day at Manang4130 m4 – 6 hr
    7th DayManang to Yak Kharka4020m/13188ft3-4 hr
    8th DayYak Kharka to Thorung Phedi4540m/11615ft7-8 hr
    9th DayTrek to Muktinath Via Thorung Pass3800m7-8 hr
    10th DayDrive to Pokhara 1190m/3904ft8-9 hr

    Frequently asked questions

    What will be transportion of ACT

    We can get easily vehicle for Kathmandu to Besisahar .But From Besisahar to Syange we need to search Local Jeep.We have to reserve Jeep also their there is possible to use Jeeep as sharing basis by using another guest or local people.

    From Nayapul to Pokhara we can use either private taxi or Local Bus to get Pokhara.From Pokhara to Kathmanu we can easily get tourist bus near from lakeside.

    Hot springs at the trail

    There is a natural good hot spring at Tatopani.At the Jagat and Chame there is also hot springs but its sometime disappear because of Flood at river.

    Can we custumize ACT Itinerary ?

    I can make the itinerary from 7 to 24 days according to your choice from Kathmandu to Pokhara. But if you want to do this trek in 7 to 10 days, you need strong physical fitness. In 14 days you can do ACT including Marvelous Ghorepani Poonhill trek.

    How difficult is ACT?

    Its adventure grade of the trekking. Strong fitness is required. We will have enough acclimatization before Around Annapurna Trekking.This plan is considor the accimaltization for Altitude Sickness .

    Best Season

    Except Monsoon season, we can do this trekking. But September to mid-December and February to April is the best season.

    Annapurna Circuit trek cost

    Annapurna Circuit trek cost is USD 780. The price that i offer is very resonable.If you want less service that mention on my package i can reduce the cost and if your expetion is higher than i offer price will increase.I will give you professional Guide and Porter those price.I can also provide guide service if you dont want to buy fullboard package.

    annapurna circuit trek cost

    Can i hire guide for the trek ?

    Sure, you can do guide hire in Nepal.

    Conclusion

    I prefer to do Circuit Trek in 12 days itinerary which considers acclimatization. It’s distance about 160km which is starts from Syange and ends at Jomsom. If we drive Kathmandu to Besi Sahar by driving a local bus it takes around 6-7 hours roughly.

    On the way, we will have breakfast and lunch. From Besi Sahar, there will be two option to reach Syange. They are either we have to reserve a Jeep or we have to go by sharing basis.

    Syange is beautiful where a beautiful waterfall is located. That’s the main reason we have to stay overnight there.

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