Annapurna Circuit Trek is one most fascinating treks in the world for the number of peaks seen and the diversity of ecosystems and cultures encountered during the trek. Trekkers can witness 13 peaks above 7,000m and 16 peaks over 6,000m plus the 10th highest peak in the world, Annapurna – the hardest mountain to climb in the world.
Annapurna circuit trail is one the easiest long treks in Nepal but the Annapurna circuit trek package does include a challenging high-altitude pass calling fitness level, hiking experience, and proper acclimatization. Trekkers make a circular trek around the entire Annapurna massif reaching the summit of Thorong La Pass (5,416m/17,769ft).
We walk along with the deepest Kali Gandaki Gorge Annapurna circuit trek distance with Annapurna I (8,091m) towering to the east and Dhaulagiri dominating the skyline at 8,167m. Moreover, the Annapurna circuit trekking trail follows Kali Gandaki Gorge (the deepest gorge in the world) which allows us to get acquainted with diverse landscapes and cultures.
The total length of the Annapurna circuit route varies between 160-230m (100-145miles) depending on where the trek begins and ends. The trek crosses two river valleys and circumambulates the Annapurna massifs. After a day of exploration in Kathmandu (which still has much to offer despite the ravages of the recent earthquake), we drive west through the forest and farmlands to Jagat to start the Annapurna circuit trek 2022.
We follow the anti-clockwise route behind the 50km Annapurna massif. Lowland Hindu settlement gradually changes into Tibetan communities and landscapes change into alpine and scrub terrain. Notable landmarks to visit during the trek includes the Upper Pisang to Braga trail which offers great architecture and views of Annapurna II and IV.
A tough climb of the Annapurna circuit trek map takes us to Thorong La at 5,416m/18,770ft) for exceptional scenery – a real sense of achievement. Climb down to the Muktinath – a significant Buddhist and Hindu pilgrimage site. Manaslu, Langtang, Annapurna II and IV, Annapurna III, and Gangapurna are Common Mountains seen during the Annapurna circuit trek price. Poon Hill at the end of the trek serves the stretching view of mountain peaks including South Annapurna and Machapuchhre, the fishtail mountain, or also add the Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho Lake itinerary
March to May (spring) and September to November during autumn are the most popular time of the year for this trek. Annapurna circuit trek cost offered by Nepal Horizon Treks & Expedition includes transportation to and from Kathmandu, full accommodation, all meals, drinking water, and hot showers for Annapurna circuit trek itinerary solo or group.
Interesting facts about the Annapurna circuit trek
The Annapurna Circuit trek is a long-distance trek all over the world.
The Annapurna Circuit trek is usually 5–10°C in temperature.
Through the Annapurna Massif, there is a circular route recognized as the Annapurna Circuit.
The Annapurna circuit costs around 1100 USD per person.
The Everest base camp trek is harder than the Annapurna Circuit.
Solo trekkers are allowed on the Annapurna circuit.
The Annapurna circuit trek is the best trekking option for beginners.
Annapurna I is the world’s 10th highest peak located in Nepal.
The largest protected area in Nepal is the Annapurna Conservation Area, which was created in 1985.
Annapurna circuit trek temperatures
The temperate and mountain zones of Annapurna can experience noticeable cold during the cold winter months. Temperatures frequently fall below freezing along the part of the trail we hike. This is a result of both the altitude and the winter monsoon's influence, which delivers arctic winds from northern Asia. In Nepal, these are the busiest months for trekking. The excitement and atmosphere of the hikers will be palpable on the well-known hikes in the Annapurna and Everest region. There is no exception for the Annapurna Circuit Trek. Trekkers and tourists from all over the world swarm the area.
Best seasons for the Annapurna circuit trek
Spring season (March-May)
The months of March-May are referred to as the most favourable season for trekkers to trek the Annapurna circuit. A nice time of year to hike the Annapurna Circuit is in the spring. The roads are somewhat stable, the temperatures moderate, the rivers swell and produce beautiful waterfalls, flowers bloom in a panic, birds are busy doing their thing, and the rivers swell. Although there may occasionally be a haze at lower altitudes, spring also brings clearer skies and nicer views. The crowds return in the spring as well, making the hiking trail bustling once more.
At high elevations in this area, the daily average temperature ranges from 8 to 0 °C. The lower portions of the climb are warmer, which makes the hike very comfortable. After March, the trekking season begins. By April, the hike routes at elevations higher than 3,000 meters are covered in red, pink, and white rhododendron blooms. From the middle of March through the middle of May, the temperature begins to rise. The Annapurna Circuit experiences warm, sunny springtime weather and provides excellent views of mountains and other scenery. In the lower parts of this journey, you may see the red, pink, and yellow rhododendrons in full bloom. The clear skies also allow for fantastic panoramic views of the nearby mountains.
summer season (June to August)
The lower routes can become a slippery muddle during the summer when the monsoon rains flow across much of the circuit. The trail is mostly made up of gravel and rocks, and slippery rocks are never someone's friend. Rock- and landslides are also more likely to occur in the summer. Additionally, because these are monsoonal downpours rather than gentle drizzles, you would spend most of the time protecting yourself under your waterproof clothing while still getting soaked.
There is a high probability of fog and humidity when the rain stops. However, several sections of the trail, including Manang, Upper Mustang, and Muktinath, are in the Annapurna mastiff's rain shadow. These places have extremely little to no rain, making any time of the year the ideal time to explore them. The monsoon season typically starts at the end of June and lasts until the second week of August. The temperature varies from 10 to 23°C during the day and drops to 5 to 10°C at night. Typically, mornings are clear, with afternoon clouds increasing and night clouds fading. Even though it may cause some issues, many flowers blossom at this time of year, making the valleys appear green and very distinct from other seasons.
The monsoon arrives in full force, raising the possibility of landslides on the precarious slopes and flooding the lower sections of the circuit's rivers. The landscape becomes lush and green, and it doesn't rain every day, but views of the Himalayas are largely blocked by clouds. But during this time, this trek route is less crowded. However, you can tackle the circumstances if you are carrying proper hiking equipment.
Autumn season (September- November)
The months of September to November are also favourable seasons for travellers to trek the Annapurna circuit. By early September, the monsoon season will have ended, and days will be pleasant to warm. In high altitudes, daytime temperatures may exceed 20°C, but the cooler evenings may see lows of only 5°C. You can see what matures in the fields as the monsoon greens fade to golden/amber, creating an amazing contrast against the clear blue skies. The surroundings are unpolluted, and the lowlands are lush. These times coincide with Dashain and Tihar, the two biggest festivals in Nepal.
By early September, the monsoon season will have ended, and days will be pleasant to warm. In high altitudes, daytime temperatures may exceed 20°C, but the cooler evenings may see lows of only 5°C. You can see what mature in the fields as the monsoon greens fade to golden/amber, creating an amazing contrast against the clear blue skies. The surroundings are unpolluted, and the lowlands are lush. These times coincide with Dashain and Tihar, the two biggest festivals in Nepal.
The end of the monsoon will occur in mid-September. In the latter half of September, you can take advantage of the advantages of the autumn season. Without a lot of crowds, you can take in October and November's highlights. -4 degrees Celsius are common in mountain passes like Thorong La. In contrast, the remainder of the Annapurna Circuit is fairly warm. The daytime temperature is a comfortable 18 to 22 degrees Celsius below 2500 meters. The temperature is slightly lower between 2500 and 4000 meters. Between eight and twelve degrees Celsius are the typical temperatures.
Winter season (December- February)
The winter season in Nepal starts in the months of December-February. The temperatures are somewhat lower in the middle regions, between 2000 and 4000 meters. At these altitudes, the daily average temperature might vary from 2 to 8 degrees Celsius. Even during the day, temperatures are negative at higher altitudes. In the lower parts, the daytime temperatures range from 7 to 12 degrees Celsius. The temperatures are somewhat lower in the middle regions, between 2000 and 4000 meters. At these altitudes, the daily average temperature might vary from 2 to 8 degrees Celsius. Even during the day, temperatures are negative at higher altitudes.
Days with clouds are probable during these months. On clear days, you can enjoy stunning views of the hills and mountains covered in snow. Due to the amount of snowfall, you should be on the lookout for natural disasters and obstacles. You will have the paths to yourself due to the small number of hikers. You can take advantage of the area's hospitality and attractiveness. The weather slowly warms up after late February. Sunlight makes the daytime feel warmer on average. Even though it's chilly, the skies are frequently clear, and the vistas of the snow-covered mountains are breathtaking. This time of year, there are fewer people on the trails. For those just starting out on a trek, this season may not be ideal, but seasoned hikers shouldn't have any issues.
Packing list for Annapurna circuit trek
You should be completely aware of what to bring and what not to do before beginning any trek. Here, we go through some of the basic and essential hiking gear you'll need on your Anapurna Circuit trek. It is very important to pack your bag only with essential equipment and gear. extra heavy bags make your trek difficult and discomfort during the walk.
Summer hat/ Winter hat
Hiking skirt/ hiking trousers
Light breathable trousers
Full sleeve T-shirt or shirt
Socks 2/3 pairs
Waterproof jackets and pants
Hiking boots or sports shoes.
Water purification pills
Passport size photo
Photocopy of passport and passport
Medicine and first aid kit
Diamox 250mg (altitude sickness)
Clotrimazole cream (skin infections)
Annapurna circuit trek packing list for females
Annapurna circuit trek for females is a totally safe and adventurous trek. To make your trip more easier and comfortable we are discussing some important hiking equipment which are mentioned below.
Warm and thin scarf
A pair of woollen gloves
Full sleeve T-shirts or shirts
Breathable underpants 2/3 pairs
Breathable trekking trousers.
Wollen socks 2/3 pairs
Sports bra 2/3 pairs
Hiking boots/ shoes
Diamox (altitude sickness)
Naproxen Sodium (menstrual cramps)
Panadol (menstrual pain during the period)
Nonsteroidal (heavy period).
Water purification pills
After early morning breakfast, we drive 170km westwards to Jagat, the starting point of the trek. The trail passes through the forested mid hill route that link us to the Hindu villages and farming communities. It then follows and crosses several rivers flowing from the glacial peaks to the north: including the Trishuli Khola, a famous rafting destination. From Dumre, we take northward route and drive towards Besi Shahar before continuing up a minor road to Syange (with a high waterfall) and on to Jagat ( a former toll station on the ancient salt-trade route to Tibet).
Overnight at teahouse in Jagat
After breakfast, we descend on trail through the rocky forest to reach the small Tibetan village of Chamje. We then cross suspension bridge over the Marsyangdi River and climb steadily to the beautiful village of Tal (1,700m), a former lakebed. We then continue through the farmland of barley, wheat and potatoes and enter into the forested trail of pine before re-crossing the river near Khotro. Further walk takes us to Dharapani – one of the largest Tibetan village in Manang valley, at the confluence of two rivers.
From Dharapani, the trail turns westwards: we negotiate several steep forested ridges and walk across several landslides. On the way, we get the sensational view of mountain peaks – Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II and Annapurna IV (7,525m/24,688ft). Further we walk across the large mani wall before reaching Chame. It is the district headquarters of the Manang valley.
From Chame, the trail negotiates steep and narrow route, through a thick forest of Christmas tree and pine. We further reach gigantic curved, ice-carved rock face above Bhartang: it rises 1500m above the river and takes several hours to pass. This is probably the steepest part of Marshyangdi valley, so steep that the trail is carved into the vertical rock. After cross the last bit of rock, the valley widens up with wonderful vistas. We trek for a while to reach the lower Pisang where we spend overnight.
There are two routes to Ngawal. The lower, easier route follow the river to Mungji where it meets the upper route and continue towards Braga and Manang.
The challenging upper route into the dry Nyesyang district starts from Upper Pisang and exhibits outstanding views on the trek. A long and high walk with great views, up and down the valley takes us to Ngawal – beautiful village with Gompa and ancient Juniper trees.
In order to keep ourselves fit, we stay active today taking a short hike to either Bhojo Gumba or Gangapurna Lake. If time permits, we can even hike to Vraga village to visit Himalayan Rescue Association which offers some idea about Acute Mountain Sickness.
From Manang village, we walk across the stream, climb to the Tenki village and continue to climb out of the Marshyangdi valley. Further we turn northwest up the valley of Jarsang Khola. Then the trail continue northward of the valley, passes Ghunsa village (a cluster of flat mud roofs just below the trailhead). Next we walk through the meadows where the horses and yaks graze. After crossing a small river on a wooden bridge, we pass an ancient old mani wall and finally reach Yak Kharka.
Today we make an uphill walk to Thorong Phedi. After walking for some time, we cross suspension bridge and reach the village of Ledar. We continue walking uphill and cross soaring cliff to reach Thorang Phedi, the last village before Thorong La Pass. On the way, you will be rewarded with the grand view of Mt. Gundang, Mt. Syagang, Thorong Peak and Mt. Khatungkan. Phedi in Nepali dialects refers to the foot of a mountain.
Today we reach the main climax of Annapurna Circuit Trek – a lifetime experience to cross one of the high altitude pass – requiring a 1,000m ascend and 1600m descent. Thorong La Pass at 5,416m is a col between Thorong Peak (6,211m/20,378ft) and impressive cliffs of Yakwakang (6,482m/15,434ft). From the summit, we get the grand view of snowy peaks to the east and impressive desolate brown scenery to the west. On the opposite side of the valley, we can see huge Dhaulagiri range and the mountain of Dolpo stretch to the horizon.
We cross the pass from east to west (Manang to Muktinath) which is the easiest and safest direction. Today we start early around three in the morning and walk up the mountain.
After short moment at Thorong La Pass summit, the long drop to Muktinath must begin. The initial part of descend goes through steep loose gravel where we need to be careful. Later it becomes rockier and easier to negotiate. This long descend allows you to savor the beauty of nature and gives a chance to sleep low.
We reach Muktinath in the late afternoon which is one of most sacred Buddhist and Hindu pilgrimage site. A further 10 minute walk takes us to the village of Ranipauwa where we spend overnight.
A road has been constructed from the lowlands to Muktinath that mostly follows the old trekking trails. The stormy winds and scrubby terrain makes the trekking unpleasant here. So we hike a jeep that drives us to Tatopani via Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world.
After breakfast, we follow the trail that climbs steeply up the Ghar Khola valley. We walk through forested route of oak, rhododendron, birch and magnolia. Keep your eye out for exotic wildlife and birds. On the way to Ghorepani, we traverse Ghara, Phalate and Chitre that are perched majestically on high ridges with the great view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurnas. Ghorepani is a prosperous touristic village located below the Poon Hill.
No, Annapurna is a moderate-level trek, but it is a long trek. If you are a beginner, then you can take part in the Annapurna circuit trek to start your first mountain trek. You can easily complete this tour if you are physically and mentally fit and perfect.
Yes, travel insurance is very important before starting any trekking. Your insurance policy must pay for medical and emergency repatriation, as well as high-altitude helicopter rescue and evacuation costs. To secure the reservation, you must show evidence of travel insurance.
During your trek, you should carry a copy of your passport, passport-size photos, flight details, a VISA, a copy of travel insurance, and a permit for your trek.
You need two permits during this trek Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS), and the Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit (ANCAP).
Two permits are required for the Annapurna Circuit Trek.
Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS)
SAARC countries- NPR 600 (USD $6) per person
Other countries- NPR 2000 (USD $200) per person
Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit (ANCAP)
SAARC countries- NPR 200 (USD$2) per person.
Other countries- NPR 2000 ($200) per person
The month of spring and autumn is the most favourable season for the Annapurna Circuit trekking. During this season there are fewer difficulties compared to other seasons. Moreover, you can glimpse a clear view of mount Annapurna.
You take a risk because you'll be hiking above 3000 meters. No matter how fit they are or how much climbing you have done, different people respond to altitude in different ways. Because of this, you should familiarize yourself beforehand with what altitude sickness is and how to recognize its symptoms.
Yes, wifi is available in most of the hotels or lodges during Annapurna Circuit Trek. However, the speed of the wifi depends on the weather conditions. The weather of high altitude areas is unpredictable.
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Free pick and drop off from the airport to your hotel
Own hotel service with clean and hygienic food and facilities
Easy booking and reservation online
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Different social media Instagram, Viber, We chat, Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter
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Availability of Oximeter at the time of high altitude area
Medical kits in case of an emergency
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At 5,416 meters above sea level, Thorong La Pass is the highest point on the Annapurna Circuit and one of the toughest hikes to complete. There is only half as much oxygen here as there is at sea level. This basically implies that you feel as though you just finished a marathon with every step you take.
Despite being the highest point on the Annapurna Circuit hike, it may be the lowest method to connect the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges, which contain the 10th and 7th tallest mountains in the world. mountains in the world, respectively. And it is, in fact, the world's highest pass at 5,416 meters. The Annapurna Massif's valleys, peaks, and rocky slopes are spread out like a beautiful blanket from the top.
Since the Annapurna roads have not yet reached this point, this route is nevertheless heavily travelled by local traders and trekkers during the high season. Although the majority of treks will be planned to coincide with the ideal weather for trekking in the Annapurna, mountain weather is notoriously unpredictable, and snow on the Thorong La pass is a possibility, especially in winter. Trekking is possible during the winter months when the air is especially clear, visibility is excellent, and there is frequently no one else to be seen on the pass. The cold, which can be bitter at altitude, and snow, which can block the pass and force you to turn around and go back down the Marshyangdi Valley, is the price to pay.
In the off-season, lodging in Annapurna could be less expensive. You're in luck if you're eligible for a group discount. For each trekker that comes to the lodge, the rooms are kept tidy and in good condition. It's hard to criticize them since they're so sterile and elaborate. You can pick from cheap to expensive hotels as well as double rooms with private bathrooms. However, do your homework about the hotel before making a reservation. Cheaper lodging is typically unclean and of poor quality. Spend the extra money and book a warm, comfortable place to stay instead because doing this could be unhealthy for your health.
The majority of hikers are eager to contribute to the housing service. Surprisingly affordable accommodations can be found along the Annapurna Circuit route. In terms of standards and quality of service, they remain high. You might have to get by with only the bare basics, though. The affordable guesthouses in Annapurna are well-equipped. The keeper offers the visitor with warm running water, blankets, and fresh bedding. Unfortunately, not all locations in the area have access to hot water. The other services that are suggested are actually too awful. However, it is still a wonderful offer because you are receiving the lodging for free.
An intense exploration of the area's distinctive geology and wilderness is enjoyed by trekkers. As a result, Annapurna experiences an increase in yearly air traffic. As a result, guests come in droves to this resort and guesthouse throughout the entire year. The price of lodging in and around Annapurna may change significantly as a result of this. Teahouses have changed from being small dwellings with shared bedrooms to ordinary motels while maintaining their original moniker. And although such budget accommodations are fantastic, trekking can result in days when you simply want to get away to a tiny mountain hideaway.
With its quiet atmosphere, glacier lakes, and mountains, Annapurna is a fantastic vacation destination for everyone. Visitors are drawn to the country's attractiveness because of the lush woodlands and enduring wildflowers. The combination of natural beauty and cultural diversity is seen in Annapurna is admirable. Recently, Annapurna Circuit Accommodation has become one of its critics. The upper Himalayas provide by far the nicest and most opulent service available. At Thorong Phedi, Annapurna offers lodgings with elevations ranging from 760 meters to 4600 meters.
Whether they are day-trippers or late-night guests, they have space for everyone. Perhaps not as lavish as those costing millions of dollars, these lodges and guesthouses are still comfortable.
If you are a beginner, then this trek will be a little challenging for you. It will be your first time facing high altitude problems. So if this is your first time, then you are totally unaware of the Annapurna circuit problems. So here we will discuss in brief how you will train your body to overcome the difficulties of Annapurna Circuit Trek.
You probably already know that walking on various surfaces has varied effects on your body. For example, because a treadmill gives some degree of shock absorption, using one puts less stress on your ankles, knees, and hips. Additionally, treadmills don't strengthen your ankles the same way that unlevel ground does. In order to prepare for the Annapurna Circuit trek, training on a treadmill or paved surface is therefore not as effective as training outdoors. This is why we advise you to include actual hikes in your training.
Training hikes are also great for breaking in your planned trek's socks, boots, and rucksack. It'scrucial to break in your shoes and socks to make sure there are no kinks. The same holds true for your bag. You can determine whether the pack "functions" during these practice treks. Additionally, you should test the hydration pack to ensure that there are no problems. Building up your shoulder strength before the expedition can also be accomplished by hiking while carrying a bag. We advise putting your gear in your luggage for the Annapurna journey and taking increasingly strenuous hikes.
Altitude sickness is a big problem in high-altitude regions. If you want to complete your trek without any difficulties, then you should know how to overcome the altitude sickness problem. When the body cannot adjust to the low levels of oxygen and high air pressure found in high-altitude mountains, altitude sickness develops. Many hikers and mountaineers experience what is also referred to as acute mountain sickness. At an altitude of 3000 meters, the oxygen level starts to decline. As a result, trekkers from lower elevations may get altitude sickness at heights above 3000 m. If not properly managed, altitude sickness can be lethal as well. You will need to hike for a few days at a very high altitude to reach Annapurna Base Camp, which increases your risk of experiencing altitude sickness. There are three types of altitude sickness which are mentioned below-
Acute mountain sickness
The warmest form of altitude sickness is called acute mountain sickness (AMS). When moving from a lower height to a higher elevation, it is the most typical type of altitude sickness. AMS symptoms typically appear 12 to 24 hours after ascending to a higher elevation. When the body adjusts, it becomes better in a day or two with enough rest, nutrition, water, and appropriate medicine if required. The main signs of altitude sickness are headaches and respiratory problems. At higher elevations, a severe headache could also be brought on by dehydration. Some of the symptoms of acute mountain sickness are headache, nausea, dizziness, lack of sleep, nose bleeding, e.t.c.
High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE)
Advanced altitude sickness is known as high altitude pulmonary edema. It is a disorder brought on by an accumulation of extra fluid in the lungs' many air sacs, which makes breathing difficult. It is a dangerous type of non-cardiogenic pulmonary Edema that affects people from lowlands who quickly climb to higher altitudes, usually exceeding 2500m (8200 ft). Trekkers and those who go to high altitudes are at risk of getting high-altitude pulmonary Edema (HAPE). This type of altitude sickness may result from the rate of climb, altitude reached, and amount of physical activity at high altitude while disregarding mild indications of AMS.
If you have moderate altitude sickness, your overall health may deteriorate or your symptoms may become severe. If the symptoms are bothering you, you must immediately descend to a lower elevation (no more than 4,000 feet) and get enough rest. If HAPE is not treated and the proper measures are not done right away, it may be fatal. Some of the symptoms of High Altitude Pulmonary Edema ( HAPE ) are fever and fatigue, headache, cold, dry cough, blue tinged lips, e.t.c.
Enhanced Cerebral Edema (HACE)
The most severe but extremely uncommon type of altitude sickness is high altitude cerebral edema (HACE). At considerably greater elevations, it typically affects those who travel at high altitudes (6000m or above). It may be brought on by the physiological reaction to high altitude travel, which results in leaky capillaries in the brain, causing fluid to build up and brain swelling. HACE may occur if the body is unexpectedly exposed to an environment with low oxygen levels and high atmospheric pressure. Though it is less common to get HACE while on the Annapurna Circuit Trek, it is still advisable to have a general understanding of the condition. Some of the symptoms are blurred vision, vomiting, headache, shivering, e.t.c.
Some of the tips to prevent altitude sickness
To degrade the strength of your muscles, it is advised that you engage in various forms of strength training, such as jogging, cycling, push-ups, and gym work.
During the walk, you must stay hydrated
Throughout the entire journey, you must eat properly.
As the most popular treatment for altitude sickness, Diamox must be brought with you on the trek. To find out whether it has a favourable effect or not, you should speak with your doctor.
Your body requires relatively more calories while you are at a higher altitude (over 3000m), which can be obtained from eating nutritious snacks that are high in whole grains.
You get immediate energy from chocolates that have substances like peanuts, lactose, egg whites, and caramel.
Avoid smoking as it might make it difficult to breathe and create shortness of breath.
While hiking to a high altitude, take your time. You should move slowly and carefully as you hike.
You must either stop immediately where you are or decrease some altitude if your body exhibits any symptoms of altitude sickness.
Maintaining good hygiene may also help you avoid altitude sickness.
Before hiking at an altitude more than 3000 m, you must thoroughly acclimatize.
Annapurna base camp acclimatization
Acclimatization is the process of progressively adapting to a new environment, whether it be a new climate or environmental conditions. Most people who rapidly transition from lower to higher elevations need to acclimate to the altitude. It aids your body's adjustment to the drop in oxygen molecule concentration at a certain altitude. The body creates extra red blood cells during acclimatization over a few days to weeks in order to handle the lower oxygen saturation in blood at high elevations. By slowly ascending to a higher location on the trail, the best strategy to avoid altitude sickness on the Annapurna Circuit Trek is to gain altitude.
Acclimatization is a crucial process that cannot be missed or hurried through. Fast trekkers or time-constrained trekkers may find this to be discouraging. On the same day, it can be accomplished by spending an impressive amount of time at higher altitudes and descending to lower altitudes for relaxation and sleep. The greatest techniques to avoid experiencing altitude sickness on the Annapurna Circuit Trek and to speed up the acclimatization process are listed below.
Transport and luggage
In Nepal, driving is often of a low standard and is poorly regulated. There is a lot of traffic in Kathmandu, a lot of unlicensed drivers, and poorly maintained cars. Many routes beyond the Kathmandu valley are vulnerable to landslides during the monsoon season (June to September) and may become inaccessible.
For every one of our transfers, we stress using a high calibre of vehicle and driver. While we strive to employ vehicles that do have rear seatbelts installed, this cannot always be assured since it is not required by law in Nepal for automobiles to have seatbelts installed in the back.
Internal flights between Pokhara and Kathmandu and Jomsom have extremely tight weight restrictions of 10 kg for your primary equipment bag and 5 kg for your day bag. The airport employees will weigh your luggage, so it's crucial that you stay within these restrictions. There is potential for your pack to be significantly heavier when you are on the journey since the porters can carry up to 15kg in the main equipment bag. For the Jomsom flight, you might need to transfer stuff into your daypack. Pack everything in your main equipment bag.
You won't be able to purchase this before you travel because the Nepali Rupee is a closed currency. It is advised to bring US dollars on your trip since they are generally accepted. It is crucial that US bills are brand-new (from after 2006), sharp, and undamaged. We can take you to an ATM or a bank if you need some local currency. Alternatively, you can change money at any of the hotels in Kathmandu. Since the teahouses prefer local currency to dollars, we advise you to bring local currency with you on the actual hike. In Kathmandu, you will also receive a better exchange rate.
Build up legs and lungs
Long treks are excellent preparation for the Annapurna trek, but they shouldn't make up your entire physical regimen. Try to incorporate both aerobic and weight training each week. Cardio involves raising your heart rate with exercises like burpees, cycling, running, and cycling. Strength training is the process of building muscles by applying resistance, weights, or your own body weight. The more time and effort you put into your training before your vacation, the more pleasurable it will be overall.
Protect your skin and eyes
You should take precautions to protect your skin and eyes when hiking the Annapurna Circuit. Not everyone considers it before beginning a chilly trek over the Himalayas. But keep in mind that the sun's rays are more harmful at high altitudes since there is less atmosphere for them to go through. In fact, travelling uphill increases your exposure to UV radiation by up to 10%. The Annapurna Circuit takes us up to well over 5,000 m above sea level.
Before starting your trek, you need two permits for entering the Annapurna region one is the Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS), and the other is the Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit (ANCAP).
A database called TIMS, also known as the Trekker's Information Management System, improves the safety of all hikers in Nepal. Your name and intended itinerary will be added to the system after payment of the fee. Local government agencies can use the information to better prepare for sustainability in certain locations, but this database will also be useful in case you get into trouble in the mountains and need to be rescued.
Not just the Annapurna Circuit but most hikes in Nepal require the use of TIMS. Through the system of prompt information service as and when necessary, the primary goal of TIMS is to restrict unlawful trekking operations and maintain the safety and security of trekkers in general trekking regions.
1,000 Nepali Rupees per person for foreigners
For SAARC nationals, TIMS cards cost 300 Nepali rupees per person.
For Nepali person- free
All hikers are required to get a TIMS Card before entering any of the designated hiking areas or routes.
TIMS must be carried by a free individual trekker (FIT) or an organized group of hikers at all times.
TIMS must be made available upon request to TAAN/NTB officials, checkpoints at national parks, conservation areas, and police checkpoints.
Trekkers must have copies of their passports with them at all times for verification.
The TIMS shall be non-endorsable, non-transferable, and only good for one entry.
ANCAP which is also known as Anapurna Conservayton Entry Permit, As the name implies, the permission and the amount you will pay help to preserve the area. Applications for TIMS and ACAP follow fairly similar procedures. You must have 4 passport images in total to complete this process, including your passport once more and an additional two passport photos. Then, you must complete a form very similar to the one above and provide information regarding your insurance, trekking route, and intended schedule.
For foreigners, the ACAP try permit costs 3,000 NPR, or around $30 USD.
Cost of an ACAP entrance permit for residents of SAARC: 200 NPR
Permit for TIMS: 1,000 NPR (around $10 USD).
This admission permit is only valid for one use (entry). It is not transferrable or refundable.
The Conservation Area's authorized areas are all accessible to those who have a valid permit.
The National Park and Wildlife Conservation Act of 1973 and any rules enacted pursuant to this Act must be followed by anyone accessing the conservation area.
This admission permit must be carried at all times during the walk and must be shown to conservation area staff members upon request.
None of the checkpoints along the conservation area's perimeter will be able to grant entry permits. Therefore, it is highly advised that any hiker seeking to access this conservation area already possess the necessary permissions before doing so.
Upon payment of a 100% extra fee and under special conditions, entry permits may be obtained from the checkpoints along the trekking route.
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