Annapurna Trail-Climate and Temperature
Nepal has been blessed with nature like mountains, landscapes, forests, etc. Annapurna Trail is one of the most visited trekking destinations in Nepal. It is one of the parts of the Annapurna circuit. The scenery of the Annapurna trail is stunning. The length of the trail varies from 160-230 km (100-145). The path talking you to Annapurna base camp Trail goes through the green meadows of leafy pine forest. The forests full of rhododendron and the mountain village are one of the reasons why people visit the Annapurna trail frequently. The trek to Annapurna trail starts from low altitude and slowly gains altitude. There are temples and the monastery throughout the trail. Annapurna trail is also known as ‘saturated of gods.’
Annapurna trek is an excellent opportunity to travel and observe the Himalayas from the bottom to different angles and perspectives. There is a vast change in the change in climate, landscape as well as the culture of the Annapurna region. Annapurna trek is also considered as one of the classic treks in the world. The trail goes through the beautiful barren like a pleated valley of throng la pass. Thorong la pass is the heights point (17,769ft.) in the Annapurna region.
You will be able to see the dramatic view of mountains like e Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Manaslu, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak, Touché Peak and many others mountains throughout this trail. You will also walk through the world’s deepest gorge Kali Gandaki with Annapurna and Dhaulagiri rising to its east and west.
Trekking Style: Tea House Trek
Activities: Trekking tour
Trip Route : NayaPul/ Chomorong/ ABC
Trip Length: 12 Days
Meal : Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Difficulty : Moderate/ strenuous
Max Elevation : 4,130M/13,549ft
Group Size: 02 Minimum – 10 Maximum
Best Month : Feb-May/ Sep-Dec
Climate and Temperature of Annapurna Trail
Annapurna trek is one of the longest treks of Nepal with a variety of cultures and climatic diversity. It takes 10-12days to complete the trek. Trek follows up and down on the hills giving you the amazing sights of the green vegetation such as paddy fields, forest and gives you the chance to observe the culture of the Tibetan people.
The climate changes from sub-tropical to dessert-like alpine forest. The trek to Annapurna trail starts from Pokhara to Annapurna base camp to Annapurna region. The Marshyangdi has a stunning view of great mountains like Himchuli and Manaslu. The route to Annapurna trail passes from the very famous Manang valley. Annapurna trail trekking is a refreshing and relaxing tour. It is the dreamland for the people who like adventure and to travel to a fantastic and peaceful environment surrounded by high and snow Peak Mountains.
Highlights of the trek along Annapurna Trail
- 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 Gandhruk.
- Good accommodation like tea homes and homestay with the verity of menus.
- You can enjoy one of Nepal’s easier treks with your close ones at the lowest price.
- Getting insights into the local culture and their lifestyle very closely, inhabited mainly by Gurung and Brahman people.
- You can enjoy a hot spring bath at JhinguBandha.
- Sightseeing around Kathmandu places that are enlisted the world’s heritage ide by UNESCO.
Annapurna trail trek is one of the most popular trekking routes in Nepal. The trek allows you to enjoy the magnificent views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges from many vantage points on the way. The trek makes a circuit around the Annapurna trail.
Arrive in Kathmandu
Your trek will start from Kathmandu so. You will be staying at the hotel. You may like to visit some of the places in Kathmandu. We suggest you visit holy temple Pashupatinath and Syambhunath, which are also listed but UNSECO in the world heritage site. You will be spending your whole day visiting some famous places in Kathmandu. At night you will have typical Nepali food in Nepali style in a traditional way. After having dinner you will have the meeting regarding our trip to Annapurna trail. You will be told the necessary stuff that you need to have during your trip.
Travel to Pokhara from Kathmandu
You will get a tourist bus to travel to Pokhara from Kathmandu. It will take approx. 6 hours to reach Pokhara from Pokhara to Kathmandu. You will be enjoying the magnificent view of the beauty of the green hills. You will be going through one of the Nepal most excellent highway Prithvi highways following stunning Marshyangdiriver. You will also pass through the small villages and paddy fields. Since traveling to Pokhara is a short travel, you will have spare time left. You can roam around Pokhara at that time; Fewa Lake is a place to be visited in Pokhara so you can visit Fewa Lake. You will be staying overnight at the hotel in Pokhara.
Trek to Tikheldungha from Pokhara
Your third day of the trek starts from early morning breakfast you will be heading towards Tikheldungha firstly, you can find the local or private bus to Nayapul. After an hour’s drive on the bus, you will reach Nayapul enjoying the big mountains, landscape, and dense forests. Then about at least a 3-hour trek from Nayapul, you will reach to Tikheldungha and through Britain. The route is quite easy for trekking. It is so beautiful; you will see the outstanding view of the scattered houses. You can stay in the village of Tikheldungha.
Trek to Ghorepani
Ghorepani is located at an altitude of 1750 m from sea level. We will be going through passing Ulleri and Banthanti with the steep trail. Your today trek will start from toddling the stone staircase on the way to Ghorepani. The view of snow Peak Mountain on the way to Ghorepani is brilliant. The mountains seem to be so closed like they are just next to us. The most fantastic thing on the way to Ghorepani was the forest full of gorgeous rhodondhoren.
Taking some breaks on the tea house on the way. Finally, you will reach to Ghorepani. Ghorepani was a small village with very kind and welcoming people. Mostly people of the Magar community lived theirs following the Tibetan culture and tradition. The house of the town is made with handmade carved, and there are Tibetan flags with their in the script all over the town. You can travel to the whole community and observe their culture and tradition. There are many lodges in Ghorepani, so you can stay at any lodges at night.
Hike to poon hill
Day five is the day of hiking to poon hill situated at the altitude of 3200m from sea level. Poon hill is one of the most beautiful hikes in the Annapurna trail trek. Poon hill is mainly famous for the sunrise, so you might want to get up early to watch the sunrise. The route to poon hill is quite steep. You will be thrilled by the Panoramic view of sunrise over the white snow Peak Mountains. You will also see some of the tallest mountains like Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, which is also called Macchapuchre. After enjoying the striking sunrise, you will be heading toward your next destination, which was Gandhruk through Tatopani.
Trekking up to Gandhruk
Gandhruk is an exciting place to visit. Ghandruk is a village in which mostly Gurung people live. It is also very famous for culture and ethnicity. Is it one of the oldest communities of Nepal even though it is a tourist area but, ancient culture and tradition are well preserved. The trail goes through the rhododendron and pine forest. You can have a clear and beautiful view of many high mountains like Annapurna in the south, fishtail, Dhaulagiri, and HimalChuli.
Ghandruk to Deurali
You will have an early morning on Ghandruk. After having breakfast, move forward o the Annapurna trail. You will be heading toward Deurali via single, Dovan, and Himalayas. Deurali is located at the altitude of 3200m above the sea level. There are few lodges and hotels in Deurali where you will stay. It takes approximately 2 hours to reach Deurali from Ghandruk.
Deurali to Annapurna trail trek
The most exciting day of your whole trip to Annapurna trail trek. After early morning breakfast, you will be heading toward Annapurna base camp. Annapurna base camp is located at the altitude of 4130 m. After walking for straight 5 hours, we finally reach the Annapurna base camp. It is so marvelous up there. Mountains on all of your side will surround you. The Annapurna trail looks mind-blowing. You will be allowed to see the high snow Peak Mountains like Mount Homunculi (6441m.), Annapurna South (7229m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna III (7555m.), Gangapurna (7454m.) and Machhapuchhre or Fish Tail (6997m.) you will feel like you are in heaven. You will be so pleased by the silence of the surrounding there.
Trek to bamboo
After seeing Annapurna trail. It’s time to return, so the next morning, we return to bamboo after 6 hours walk from Annapurna base camp. You will also see the miraculous sunrise from Annapurna base camp.
Trek to hot spring
The descending way from bamboo is down to jhinu danda. The route to jhinu danda is full of rhododendron, oak, and bamboo forest. Ascending the stone staircase is pretty difficult but descending the stone staircase is quite easy. After reaching hot spring, you may bath and relax all your stress and tiredness of the whole trek here.
Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara
We will be heading toward Pokhara via Nayapul. First, we will hike to Nayapul, Nayapul is a lovely place to hike bakes the trail as well. You will feel the same excitement as you will hike back. After reaching Nayapul you can catch the bus to Pokhara. It takes one hour to reach from Pokhara.
Drive or fly back to Kathmandu
After reaching Kathmandu, you can find ground transportation or a flight to Kathmandu. It takes 1or 2 hours on a flight. And at least 6 hours if you take a bus.
Today is your last day in Kathmandu. We are sure that this will be your best experience. We hope you had a lovely time adventuring Nepal. Have a safe journey!!!
To reiterate, Annapurna Trail is well suited for all the solo traveler as well as a Group traveler. Moreover, you will get Chance to explore Gerung’s local culture and lifestyle.
Talking about the best time to travel Annapurna range, I suggest spring (March to May) and autumn (Sept to Oct) are the best seasons. This is due to the moderate weather condition of these seasons. After all, if you are a challenge taker and avid traveler, Annapurna’s easy trek Trail can be feasible and doable throughout the year.