Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek

By Sarika

25 November 2021 16:43 PM | UPDATED 2 years ago

25 November 2021 16:43 PM

Annapurna Circuit is one of the best trekking trails in the world. The total length of the trek is about 160-230 km. The trails lie in the northwest Himalayans part of the country Nepal. It is also known as the Annapurna Round trekking. It takes about 15-20 days to complete this trek. While traveling to Annapurna Circuit, it rounds the Annapurna Himalayans Range. Trekkers can see an amazing panorama of snowy Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Gangapurana, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and many more Himalayan summits. From the base camp of Annapurna, you can see the beautiful peaks. 

Table of contents

  • About Annapurna Circuit
  • How difficult it is?
  • Cost of Annapurna Circuit trek
  • Permits of ACAP and TIMS
  • Things you have to take 
  • About Annapurna Mountain
  • History of Annapurna Mountain

How difficult is the Annapurna Circuit Trek?

It is very hard for this trek but the consciousness of this trek is amazing. If you like to feel thrilled while traveling then Annapurna Circuit is the best trekking destination. You can go there solo or in a group. If you visit there solo you will find many trekkers there. And if you visit there in the group, the trek will be more exciting and you will have great fun there. 

Cost Annapurna Circuit Trek

The cost of trekking Annapurna Circuit depends upon you. Because if you travel solo then it depends upon you. Its means how much cost you use there while traveling. And if you go through the trekking agency, they are charged according to their policy. 

According to TIMS & ACAP 

ACAP means the Annapurna Conservation Area which includes a major portion of the trek.  ACAP permits are required for you to get entry to the Annapurna Conservation Area. 

And TIMS stands for the Trekkers Information Management System. TIMS  permit is necessary to trek in major trekking trails within Nepal, including Annapurna Circuit.

If you are planning for the trekking to  Annapurna Circuit, you must obtain Annapurna Circuit Trekking Permits that consist of TIMS & ACAP permits. These permits cost in total 5000 NRS, which is less than $50 per person. It seems quite more. But according to the trekking days and the ways it is minimum and cheap rate. 

However, a TIMS permit is not necessary for Nepalese people but ACAP is mandatory for all. 

Things you have to take while trekking to Annapurna Circuit

  • A skullcap
  • Waterproof Jackets
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Hands and foot’s warmers
  • A scarf
  • Down Jacket
  • Gloves (take extra in the bag)
  • Quick-drying t-shirts
  • Thermal T-shirt
  • Raincoat
  • Take things at your own pace
  • Thermal Pants
  • And the things as per your guiders

About Annapurna Mountain

The name Annapurna comes from the name of the Hindu goddess of food and nourishment. This name is derived from the Sanskrit word Anna means “Food” and purna means “filled”. Annapurna Mountain is the tenth tallest mountain in the world. It is ranked as one of the most dangerous mountains in the world. 

Annapurna Mountain(Himal)  is located in the north-central part of the country Nepal. The highest peak of the massif, Annapurna I is the main which is 8,091meters(26545 ft) above sea level. This himal became the tenth tallest mountain in the world because of the height of the Annapurna I. It forms a 48km long distance between the Kali Gandaki River from the west and Marsyangdi River from the east of Pokhara. The Annapurna massif contains four peaks, which are 

Above mentioned peaks lie between them. Annapurna I is named as the world’s highest peak. In 1950, the citizen of French Mr. Maurice Herzog climbed the first 8000 Meter peak ever successfully. 

History of Annapurna

In 1977 A.D. the route of Annapurna Circuit Trek was opened for Foreigners. The highest point of the Annapurna Circuit trek is the Thorong La 5416 Meter. Trek to Annapurna Circuit is difficult because it lies on the high-altitude terrains of the Annapurna Region. It has varied trails that can be rocky, steep, or slippery. The trail also includes a lot of stairways which can be difficult to walk on straight paths.

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Thus, if you are planning for Annapurna Circuit Trek you must train strategically yourself. You have to make a setup plan for the trek. And maybe the above-mentioned information will be a little bit helpful for you.