Annapurna range – Best time to trek in Annapurna mountain
Annapurna range is one of the most stunning and most traveled treks of Nepal. Annapurna range is situated at the north-center of with an altitude of about 8000 meters from the sea level.
Annapurna base camp trek is a highly rated trekking place in Nepal. It is mainly famous for the spectacular view of high snow peak mountains like Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Machhapuchhre (6993 m) and Hiunchuli (6441 m), glacier dome, Gangapurna(7454), fang(1647m) which is not climbed by anyone yet. There were many small unknown mountains all over the route.
You can observe the local lifestyle of the Gurung and Magar people. People mostly follow Tibetan culture. The house is hand craved in Tibetan style and there are flags all over the route to the circuit in which Buddhist encrypt are written. It is about 15-18 days trip. In 1983 a conservation center called Annapurna conservation area was established.
It is the largest conservation area of Nepal which covers many towns like Manang, Mustang, Kaski, Myagdi, and Lamjung with an area of approximately 7,629. Although there are many options to Annapurna range the route from Besisahar is mostly used because the famous Thorong la pass is situated in this route. And world’s deepest gorge Kali Gandaki is situated on the route. The beautiful Manang valley also falls on the Annapurna region.
Manang valley also provides you with a stunning view of beautiful mountain peaks, landscape, the forest full of Rhododendron and pine. Many important herbs like Yarchagumba and Panch amale can be found there. Annapurna range provides you with picturesque landscape, terraced fertile lands, racing rivers and rivulets, lush forests, greenish alpine grasslands, chilly weather and Thorong La pass(5,416m); highest elevation of the region.
Annapurna is made up of two words of Sanskrit ‘Anna’ which means food and ‘prunes’ which means fullest. Surely Annapurna is fullest of the natural. Annapurna range is a paradise for the photographer and adventure geeks. You will get to view one of them, Nepal’s biggest city, Pokhara. You can see the small gumbos throughout the journey. Even being one of the remote places of Nepal you can still find hotels, lodges and tea houses everywhere.
The distance of the road varies between 160–230 km (100-145 mi), depending on where the motor of the transportation. The paths taking Annapurna circuit change from subtropical forest meadows to leafy pine forests. Every single little thing about the Annapurna range is full of cultural and natural diversity.
Annapurna range was opened since 1977 BS for trekking and very few people lived in that region. Compare to earlier the trek has been much easier and faster. The upper side of Annapurna is formed of the limestone of Everest and Dhaulagiri that’s why the Annapurna Mountain is formed on the ocean floor and gradually pushed by the tectonic forces. Annapurna trek is also been voted as the best long-distance trek as it is the combination of both cultural and natural beauty.
Best Time to Trek Annapurna Range:
Annapurna range is a difficult trek so you should have proper physical fitness. Trekking Annapurna range will certainly make your body physically and mentally relax. You will gain elevation slowly without even knowing. The best time to visit the Annapurna range is considered autumn (September to November) in which many Nepali festivals fall and the weather is not so cool. Spring (March to May) Melting snow from the previous season.
In these seasons you will have a clear view of the mountain. Forests are filled with the blooming red rhododendron. You will get to watch the spectacular view of sunshine just behind the mountains. December to March is not the good time trek Annapurna circuit as it is the coldest period of the year. The day time of these months is colder and at night time, the temperature falls to minus. The famous pass Thorong la pass is blocked can be blocked with snow. The trekkers in these moths are very less. Because of the fog and snow, you may have a clear view of the mountains.
June to September is also a good season to trek the Annapurna trail. Though this is the time of monsoon in Nepal. The southern part of the Annapurna circuit gets a lot of rainfall whereas the northern parts get very less amount .this is a good time to trek Annapurna circuit if you want to avoid circuits.
Some of the famous places of the Annapurna region
Manang village is located at the altitude of 3519 meters above sea level which falls on the Annapurna region. Manang valley is famous for its local lifestyle and culture. You will get to watch the panoramic view of Gangapurna, Tilicho, Kangaru, Pisang, and Chulu rang and Thorong peak. You will get to observe the local lifestyle of people there. Yaks are still used in Manang for transportation. You will have typical Nepali food in Nepali style. Manang valley is a fun and refreshing place to visit. People of Manang are very welcoming and openhearted. You will find many tea houses and lodges in Manang.
Thorong La Pass
Thorong la pass the beautiful place of the Annapurna region is Thorong la pass. Thorong la pass is a dessert-like barren plateaued. Khatanga Kang and Yukawa Kang are the mountains that form Thorong la. You will be seeing many Budditists monasteries through the pass. Mainly people of Gurung and Sherpa community lived in Thorong la pass region. When you will reach Yak Kharka you will see the magnificent view of Chulu west and Thorong Pedi. The route to Thorong la passes goes through the beautiful paddy field, landscape several waterfalls and huge rock face overhangs.
The world’s highest lake in Nepal is called Tilicho Lake. It is situated at an altitude of 4919 from the sea level. Undoubtedly, it is the most visited destination along the way to Annapurna Circuit. It has great religious importance. As a matter of fact, this lake is mentioned in the sacred books of Hindus. Majestic mountains and all the blooming rhododendron can be seen from there. Not only this, you can see more other colorful flowers and vegetation. You can also see the rare wildlife animals such as white-capped river chat, white-breasted Kingfisher, brown dipper, butterflies, Barking Deer etc. They can be found in the dense forest of Tilicho. The starting point of the Tiicho Lake trekking is from Breshisahar that lies along the Marshyandi River and Thorong Peak.
Muktinath is the third holiest place of Hindu lies in the Annapurna region It is a lovely place situated between Tibet and Himalayan? It is also known as the treasure hunt of Nepal. Mustang is a village with a barren landscape. The view of Dhaulagiri from mustang is amazing. It is mostly influenced by Tibetan culture and tradition. It is the dry place so vegetation is not possible. The famous Muktinath temple lies on the mustang. Mustang is one of the remote districts of Nepal in which any modernization has not to reach. People still use yaks for transportation.
Highlights of the Annapurna Range Trekking.
• Experience the beauty of Annapurna with glorious views of Annapurna range over the skyline.
• Observe the magnificent mountains in like Annapurna and Dhaulagiri from all sides.
• visit the scenery and the cultural diversity of
• good accommodation like tea homes and homestay with a variety of menus.
• You can enjoy one of Nepal’s easier treks with your close ones in cheapest price
• Getting insights into the local culture and their lifestyle very closely, inhabited mainly by Gurung and Brahman people.
• Spending a day at the capital city and Pokhara.
• Sunrise from poon hill
• Get the taste of rural Nepal and their culture of Manang and mustang.
• The beautiful and amazing Tilicho and ice lake.
• Moving along the marshlands and seeing the world’s deepest gorge Kali Gandaki.
- Airport picks up and drops by car or van (by private vehicles)
two nights’ accommodation and breakfast at Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Best available room for accommodation at the best hotels.
- Two-way ticket from Ktm-Pokhara-Ktm
- Accommodation in Kathmandu inclusive of breakfast, lunch according to the itinerary (Deluxe 3 star hotel)
- Accommodation in Pokhara inclusive of breakfast, dinner according to an itinerary.
- Arrangement of the beautiful and clean accommodation in pristine surroundings at guest houses/lodges during the trek.
- Availability of Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entry permits, as well as the Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS), permits.
- A good arrangement of complementary welcome and farewell dinner in a typical Nepali culture.
- All medical kit.
- Well experienced guide and porter to carry your bags.
- Annapurna national park fee
- Tips to guide and porter
- Travel insurance
- Personal trekking equipment: bar drinks, beverages and such as coke Fanta and mineral water.
- Laundry, phone calls, internet, heater, the charger will be not provided.
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Day 1- Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2 – Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 3 – Pokhara to Besi Sahar
Day 4 – Trek to Tal through Ghermu
Day 5 – Trek to Bagarchhap
Day 6 – Trek to Chame
Day 7 – Trek to upper Pisang from Chame
Day 8 – Trek to Manang
Day 9 – Explore the Manang valley
Day 10 – Hiking up to lead
Day 11 – Trek to Thorong Pedi
Day 12 – Trek to Muktinath from Thorong Phedi
Day 13 – Trek to Tatopani
Day 14 – Trek to Ghorepani
Day 15 – Hike to poon hill
Day 16-Drive back to Pokhara
Trekking Annapurna base camp is one of the best decisions that you will take ever. Enjoying the beautiful trek journey, with the clear views of the mountains is what Annapurna Range trek offers. However, warm clothes, extra down jackets, and warm sleeping bags are a must in this trekking. On the bright side, you have the trails practically to yourselves, no problems with accommodation. You might think of extreme coldness, accommodation, safety, which is the reason to drive away you from trekking to Annapurna Range trek.
You will have a clear view of the high snow peak mountain. You can visit many famousness places in Nepal like Manang, mustang, Tilicho Lake, Marshyangdi River, Thorong La pass and Poon hill. You will be so much energy and refresh after this trek. The journey is indifferently troublesome you may have altitude sickness but seeing the amazing view you will forget all the troubles.
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