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Annapurna trek

Annapurna Trek is one of the best things people love about the Annapurna region. The Annapurna area has lots of trekking opportunities which is the highlight of the Annapurna Region. Trekking destinations Annapurna region in Nepal is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the world. All Nepal Popular Annapurna trek is followed in whole world by many adventure lovers.

Annapurna region is known for its stunning natural beauty, diverse landscapes & rich cultural heritage. Annapurna region is located in the northern part of Nepal. The Annapurna region is named after the Annapurna Himalaya range which is part of the Himalayas.

Annapurna Trekking & Region offers an unforgettable trekking experience with its stunning landscapes. The area is also rich in cultural heritage and the opportunity to connect with local communities.

Annapurna Trek Routes & Durations

The Normal Annapurna trek is of around 10 to 16 days. The Annapurna base camp Trek and Annapurna circuit trek is the main Treks on the Annapurna Himalayan range. The Annapurna trek starts from Mostly the Tourist destination Pokhara. Besides, Pokhara the Annapurna trek also starts in Besisahar. The Famous Annapurna circuit trek & Nar Phu trek starts from Besisahar.

Trekking in Annapurna region
Trekking in the Annapurna region

Annapurna treks most parts have Rhododendrons forests. Besisahar, Chame, Manang, Muktinath, Jomsom, Tatopani, Ghorepani, Ghandruk, Chhomrong are some of the Famous Places on the Annapurna part. The region offers a variety of Trekking routes. The area has from short, easy to challenging & long expeditions.

TreksDuration / DaysRoutesDestinations
Annapurna Base Camp Trek14Kathmandu-Pokhara-Nayapul-Tikhadhunga-Ghorepani-tadapani-chhomong-Abc-chhomrong-Nayapul-Pok-KathmanduAnnapurna base camp, Poon Hill
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek10Kathmandu-Pokhara-Nayapul-Tikhadhunga-Ghorepani-tadapani-Jhinudanda-Nayapul-pokhara-KathmanduPoon Hill
Annapurna Circuit Trek17Kathmandu-Besisahar-Tal-Bagarchhap-chame-Pising-Manang-leder-Thorang phedi-high camp-Thorangla pass-muktinath-Kagbeni-jomsom-Pokhara-KathmanduPoon Hill
Mardi Himal Trek10Kathmandu-Pokhara-Phedi-Deurali-forest camp-low camp-Badal danda-High camp-low camp-sidling-Pokhara-KathmanduMardi Himal High Camp, Mardi Himal base camp
Dhampus Sarangkot Trek7Kathmandu-Pokhara-phedi-Dhampus-sarangkot-pokara-KathamanduDhampus, Sarangkot
Jomsom Muktinath Trek13Kathmandu-Pokhaa-Nayapul-tikhadhunhga-Ghorepani-tatopani-Marpha-Jomsom-Kagbeni-Muktinath-jomsom-Pokhara-kathmanduMuktinath,Jomsom, Poon Hill
Khopra Danda Trek14Kathamndu-Pokhara-Nayapul_syaulibazar-Ghandruk-Tadapani-Dobato-upper Chistbung-Khopra ridge-Swanta-Ghorepani-nayapul-pokhara-kathmanduKhopra Danda Ridge, Poon Hill
Ghorepani poon Hill Yoga Trek10Kathmandu-Pokhara-Nayapul-Tikhadhunga-Ghorepani-tadapani-Jhinudanda-Nayapul-pokhara-KathmanduKhopra Danda Ridge, Poon Hill
All Annapurna Trek Route & Duration

Annapurna Trek Altitude variations

All Nepal Popular Annapurna trek has altitude variations & many altitude sicknesses on trekking routes can be seen. Altitude sickness for trekkers is a significant concern during the trek. Their trail takes you from the high altitude to the low point.

View from Poon hill
View from Poon Hill

The Thorangla pass is the highest point of the treks which is standing on an elevation of 5364 meters. Tilicho Lake, Tilicho Pass, and Narphu are some of the places where there are chances of getting High Altitude sickness.

What are the Altitude Sickness Symptoms?

  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea

During Altitude sickness, the patients either suffer from HAPE or HACE. HAPE means High Altitude Pulmonary Edema and HACE is High Altitude Cerebral Edema. To avoid getting Altitude sickness, we need to do the following Things.

  • Drinking lots of fluids (water or Juice)
  • Do not drink any Alcoholic drinks such as wine, Beer, Rum, or any cocktails.
  • Always follow the experienced guide and staff.
  • Avoid trekking further after having Altitude symptoms (If Bad)
  • Do not hide the sickness from the guide or any other team members.

Places with Altitude in meters and Feet

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Group at Thorangla pass top
The group at Thorangla pass top

Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the best Trekking destinations in the world. The Annapurna circuit trek is one of the most loved trekking in Nepal. We can have different climates, Cultures, and Traditions every day on a trek. The Annapurna circuit trek from Besisahar and crossing the Thorangla with wonderful side trips

Altitude Chart of Different Places in Annapurna Circle
N.OPlacesAltitude metersAltitude in feetAltitude Advice from Expert
1Besishara7602493 FNo, Symptoms
2Jagat13004265 FThere are no symptoms
3Dharapani18606,102 FThere are no symptoms
4Chame2670 m8760 FThere are no symptoms
5Dhikur Pokhari3060 m10,039 Fstarting point of altitude sickness
6Bhraka (Braga)3360 m11,023 FFew people might have a headache
7Manang3540 m11,614 FChances of having altitude sickness
8Ghunsang3900 m12,795 FFewer chances
9Yak Kharka4018 m13,182 FPeople need to be careful
10Ledar4200 m13,779 Fbe careful and consult with a guide if you have sickness symptoms.
11Throng Phedi445014,600 FTurn back if you got altitude sickness
12High camp4925 m16158 FTurn back be heli or horse
13Thorangla pass5416 m17,769 FDo not stay long on top
14Muktinath3760 m12336 FIf altitude sickness then drive down Pokhara
15Jharkot3550 m11,647 Fchances of altitude
16Kagbeni2800 m9186 FChances of altitude
17Ekle Bhatti2740 m8989 FFewer chances
18Jomsom2720 m8924 FLess chances
19Marpha2670 m8760 FFewer chances
20Ghasa2010 m6594 FFew chances
21Rupsa Chhahara1615 m5298 FFew chances
22Dana1440 m4724 FFew chances
23Tatopani1190 m3904 FNo symptoms
24Gharkhola1170 m3839 FNo Symptoms
25Beni830 m2657 FNo Symptoms
Annapurna circuit Trek Altitude chart

Nar And Phu Trek

`Nar Phu is a less-traveled trekking route in Nepal. This trek is known for its less touristy nature and provides the opportunity to explore hidden valleys. Nar Phu is situated on the northern part of the Annapurna conservation area

On the way to Manang Village
On the way to Manang Village

To visit Nar Phu we need special permits along with Annapurna conservation area permits. Springs and Autumn is the best time to Visit The Nar Phue area. The Narphu trek is comparatively more difficult trek than any other Trek in Annapurna.

Altitude chart of Nar phu Area
N.OPlacesAltitude in MetersAltitude In FeetsAltitude Advice from Experts
1Besi Shahar760 m2493 FNo risk of altitude
2Nadi Bazar930 m3051 FNo risk of altitude
3Jagat1300 m4265 FNo risk of altitude
4Tal1700 m5577 FNo risk of altitude
5Karte1850 m6069 FPeople can get sickness here
6Dharapani1860 m6102 FPeople can get sickness here
7Bagarchhap2160 m7087 FPeople can get sickness here
8Koto2600 m8530 FPeople can get sickness here
9Nar Phu Khola Campsite2930 m9613 FAltitude sickness starts here
10Singenge Dharamshala3230 m10,597 Fchances of getting high altitude sickness
11Meta3560 m11,680 FPeople can suffer from altitude
12Kyang3820 m12,533 Fchances of getting sick and headache
13Nar Phedi3490 m11450 FNeed to be careful while going up
14Nar4110 m13484 FPeople will get headaches and other sicknesses
15Kangla Phedi4530 m14862 FJHigh chances of getting High sickness
16Kangla Bhanjyang5306 m17408 Fpeople definitely suffer here
17Nawal3660 m12008 FPeople can suffer from a crossing pass
18Mugje3330 m10925 Flow chances after a pass
19Bhrakha 3360 m11023 FLow chances after a pass
20Manang3540 m11614 FAltitude can attack here too
21Khudi790 m2592 FNo risk of altitude
22Syange1100 m3609 FNo risk of altitude
Nar Phu Altitude Chart

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna base camp Trek is also known as the Annapurna sanctuary trek in the Annapurna region. The base camp treks take you to the base of the 8 thousand meters mountain Annapurna I. Annapurna I is the first ever climbed eight thousand meters mountain.

Gurung Dress in Ghandruk Village
Gurung Dress in Ghandruk Village

Annapurna base camp trek is known for its view from a different viewpoint along with a 360-degree mountain view from Annapurna base camp and Machhapuchere base camp. We can see Annapurna I, Hiaunchuli, Annapurna South, Barashikhara, Singachuli, and many more mountains.

Altitude chart of Annapurna base camp Area
N.OPlacesAltitude in MetersAltitude in feetAltitude advice from experts
1Pokhara820 m2690 FNo altitude risk
2Phedi1130 m3707 FNo altitude risk
3Dhampus1650 m5413 FNo altitude risk
4Bhichok Deurali2080 m6824 FNo altitude risk
5Tolka1700 m5577 FNo altitude risk
6Landruk1565 m5134 FNo altitude risk
7New Bridge1340 m4396 FNo altitude risk
8Chhomrong2170 m7119 FNo altitude risk
9Kuldhigar2540 m8333 FA few signs may start
10Dobhan2600 m8530 FPeople might get it
11Hinku cave3170 m10400 FPeople start feeling different
12MBC3700 m12139 FPeople may get sickness
13Annapurna base camp4130 m13550 FPeople get it here and if you got any sign then turn back
14Dobhan2600 m8530 FMay get altitude sickness
15Chhomrong2170 m7119 FNo altitude risk
16Ghandruk1940 m6365 FNo altitude risk
17Syauli Bazar1220 m4003 FNo altitude risk
18Nayapul1070 m3510 FNo altitude risk
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Altitude Chart

Annapurna Trek Permits

Annapurna trekking Need three permits to trek different parts of the Annapurna region. The basic Annapurna trek just needs permits from Annapurna Conservation Area and TIMS offices. Here are the permits and papers which we need during the trek in Annapurna Area:

Annapurna Conservation Area Permits (ACAP permits)

The ACAP is an initiative that manages and conserves the cultural as well as natural resources of the Annapurna region. People doing treks on Annapurna need to obtain these ACAP permits. Individuals and both companies can get these permits from Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu & Pokhara. The ACAP permits need to show on various check posts on trekking routes.

TIMS Card (Trekkers Information Management System Card)

The Tims Card is Designed to ensure the Safety and Security of trekkers. There we have two kinds of TIMS cards, the first one is Independent Trekkers and the other is Organized Trekkers. The independent Trekkers card is more expensive than the group one. This card is also able to Obtain from Nepal Tourism Board Pokhara and Kathmandu.

Restricted Area Permits

Some Parts of the Annapurna region is also restricted area. Nar Phu is the Upper Mustang area from Kagbeni is also a restricted area. The permits doing trekking in restricted areas is very expensive and time taking for obtaining permits from Nepal Government.

Annapurna Trek Guide

To make a successful trek, the guide also plays an important role. Some part of the Annapurna trek is highly recommended for taking a guide. Now, Nepal is banned from doing solo Treks So taking guides and porters is recommended and compulsory needed. Magic Himalaya Treks is also known for Best Guides who Regularly do Annapurna. Magic Himalaya Treks No 1 Annapurna Specialist is MR Ram Chandra Baniya.

Mr. Ram Chandra Baniya

Mr. Ramchandra Baniya is known as an Annapurna specialist from magic Himalaya Treks and expeditions. He is born in shading districts in Fulkharka Municipality. Fulkharka is the Name of the Village where Mr. Ram Chandra spend His childhood. Mr Baniya studied at Shree Manadali Madhanamik Bidhyaliya in Fulkharaka.

Rachandra worked in different fields before he work as a trekking guide. He serve in Hotel for many years which make an opportunity to visit Malaysia and work there. He learns many things working at Malaysia Hotel. On arrival in Kathmandu, he decide to work on Tourism and started his carrier as a porter and started learning the Mountain.

With lots of pottering and guide com porter, he takes training for the Nepal government and work as a Trekking guide since 2010. Now he is well known as Anapurna Trek Guide and knows Everything in Annapurna Area. He is mostly the first choice for anyone trekking in Annapurna from Magic Himalaya Treks. His favorite trek is the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Foods on the Annapurna trek

Foods on Annapurna Trekking
Foods on Annapurna Trekking

Annapurna means full of Grains. We can find everything we want in the Annapurna area. There are varieties of food opportunities in the Annapurna Area. Some parts of the Annapurna treks have lots of Varieties of food whereas the Nar Phu area has limited food options due to remote locations.

The Annapurna base camp, Poon Hill, Jomsom, and Most of the part in Annapurna circuit trek has varieties of food options from Dalbhat to Yak steak. We can get macaroni, Pizza, Noodles, burgers, sandwiches, set breakfast and most of the International dishes. There is also a bakery on different parts of Annapurna Trail.

Nar Phu and some parts of Annapurna have limited items. Dalbhat is available in every tea house in Annapurna. All The Nepali staff and locals have two-time Dalbhat at Lunch and Dinner.

Accommodations On the Annapurna Trek

Talking about the Annapurna Accommodations, It is not on Everest Trek Level. All the Annapurna trek has tea houses accommodations. The hotel mostly has toilets outside of the room. Most of the places have lights on the room whereas in some parts you need to have a headlamp. The room mostly has two beds and one table. If you talk about Annapurna base camp Trek they have limited rooms they have 4-5 beds in one room and you need to share a room with another tourist.

Crossing Thorangla pass on Horse
Crossing Thorangla pass on Horse

Most of the time we can see tourist people sleeping in the dining hall which is always a sleeping area for guides and porters. There are also luxury hotels in some parts f Annapurna where they have showers and toilets inside rooms. Most of Muktinath, Jomsom, Tatopani, poon Hill, Dhampus, and Sarangkot areas have bet rooms with toilets. It is not very luxurious like they have on the Everest trek.

Best time to do Annapurna Trek

There are many treks in Annapurna which are Possible to do for the whole year. The Annapurna area is easily accessible by roads way so there are no flight cancellations problems in the Annapurna area. The Ghorepani poon hill Trek and Jomsom Muktinath Trek can do the whole year.

The best and recommended time for the Annapurna trek is Springs and Autumn Seasons. The months start from April to June and September to November offer clear skies and good weather. We can able to do all possible treks in Annapurna during this period of time.

During the winter the temperature in Annapurna is extremely cold and many tea houses along the way remain closed. The level of snow on the trail is very high which makes the trail and trek hard to complete. The famous Thorangla is full of snow and many people are lost while trekking during winter so only with local Guide will be able to keep safe during this time.

Annapurna Trek Booking Process

Time needed: 1 day, 2 hours and 9 minutes

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Things we do In Annapurna Region Besides Trek

There are many things we can do in Annapurna Regions besides Trekking. A homestay tour is one of the best things we can do in the Annapurna area. Annapurna base camp helicopter tour, Muktinath Helicopter tour, and Mardi Himlay Helicopter tour are a few helicopter tours we can do in the Annapurna regions.

Yak on Annapurna circuit Trek
Yak on Annapurna Circuit Trek

We can also do Honey hunting, meditation camp, cultural tour, and many other things in Annapurna Trek. Annapurna also has a deposit gorge where people do Bungjy jumping, Zip flier, and many other activities.

Frequently Asked Questions on Annapurna Trek

Annapurna trek has lots of people interested in doing and many people have many different things which they are curious about. here are some of the Answers to the Frequently Asked Questions.

What happens if my guide is sick from altitude sickness?

This is the very minimum chance of guide sickness that happened in trekking history, but there are a few cases where the guide becomes sick and sometimes they die too. At that condition, our porter who can speak English and also has the required knowledge about rote will take over.

Which place has the best accommodations on Annapurna Trek?

While doing Annapurna Trek, you will see the best accommodations in Muktinath, Jomsom, Dhampus, and Sarangkot villages.

Which Annapurna Trek is suitable for avoiding Altitude sickness?

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Jomsom Muktinath Trek, and Dhampus Sarangot Trek are some of the easy treks with minimum height which avoids altitude risk. People can get altitude sickness on the lower part also but it’s not high risk on their trails.

What is the best time to Visit Annapurna?

The best time to visit the Annapurna region is Spring and Autumn seasons. During the Autumn and spring season, the sky is clear and we can see the stunning view.

Which trek covers most of the part of Annapurna?

Some people do one month trek starting from Besisahar passing Thorangla then Tatopani then towards the Annapurna base camp which covers many parts of the Annapurna trek.


Tourist Enjoying the Jeep ride
Tourists Enjoying the Jeep Ride

All Nepal Popular Annapurna trek has lots of beauty which is unparalleled to any other treks regions. The Annapurna trek offers lots of things to experience from culture to the lifestyle of locals living in Himalayan regions. The Annapurna trek has everything like Everest Trek which is two popular trek destinations in Nepal.

Magic Himalaya is one of the Best Organizers for any treks in the Annapurna region or any other treks destinations in Nepal. Don’t forget to Contac Magic Himalaya Treks for the Best price and customizable Itinerary and packages.

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