Annapurna circuit trek 15 days Itinerary for 2022 /22
Annapurna circuit trek is a legendary popular diverse culture and landscape trekking area in Nepal. 15 days Annapurna circuit trek is challenging, and the flavor of both sides of Manang and Mustang’s remote region diverse alpine lands and quince indigenous peoples culture diverse isolated trek. Over the past few years, new trekking areas near Annapurna have opened up, including Upper Mustang, Naar-Pho Valley, Manaslu, and Tsum Valley. Currently, trekking in these areas is restricted and requires extra permits, costs, and other restrictions. The Annapurna area was also opened to foreign trekkers in 1977 after the disputes between the CIA-backed Khampa guerrillas operating from the area into Tibet and the local population and the Nepali army were settled. The original trek began in the market town of Dhumre on the Kathmandu-Pokhara highway and ended in Pokhara, taking about 23 days. Construction of brand-new roads began in the early 1980s, both from Dhumre to the north and from Pokhara to the west, then up the Kali Gandaki valley.
The road has now reached Chame -Manang in the Marsyangdi river valley and Jomsom Muktinath in the Kali Gandaki valley. In the original 23 days of the trek, only 5 walking days are without motor roads. Trails and routes have been marked in some places so that part of the road can be avoided. Despite the road’s existence, the area, appearance, and atmosphere of the villages have changed. Because of the road, mountain biking is more popular in the area. Muktinath and Jomsom have been renting mountain bikes to tourists since 2011. As the road sees very small traffic, it is possible to ride downhill (dirt road and/or single track) from Muktinath to Tatopani in two to three days and descend almost 3000 meters.
Annapurna Circuit Trails follow the huge Annapurna ridge separating the Marsyangdi River and Kali Gandaki River. The Annapurna Circuit valleys are known as a rain shadow trek. The full huge Circuit Trail follows the bank of the Marsyandi River at the Manang side and the Bank of the Kali Gandaki River at the Mustang side.
History and culture in this region
Additionally, historical tribal Ghale and Gurung Heritage culture, a sacred sanctuary of Buddhist Bon Po monasteries and spinning prayer wheels, traditional Tibetan lifestyle, harmony is an Annapurna classified area. In the Nepal oral history of Ghale and Gurung origin from Hyula Braka village of Manang, once upon a time this indigenous ethnic migrated with the Lamjung, Kaski, and Gorkha from Braka.
Annapurna circuit trek is also called (AC Trek and Nepal circuit trek). Annapurna circuit trek length is 131 kilometers. A long-distance trek along two river valleys and around the Annapurna Massif. At Thorung La pass, it reaches its highest point (5,416 m/17,769 ft), which reaches the Tibetan plateau’s
The Trails are shortened by roads, but still better to start the hike from Bahun Danda, because of the High altitude circuit; the hike starts slowly from low altitude, which is good for acclimatization.
The ultimate distance of the AC trek is Thorong La Pass, which is 5,416 m elevation above sea level. it is a great journey for group and solo trekkers. The view from the pass is covered with phenomenal white Himalayan peaks, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, Annapurna II Annapurna III, Lamjung Himal, Tilicho Peak, Chulu peaks, Thorong peak, Manaslu Himal, and Nill Giri 1,2,3.
Afterward, we will trek to Tilicho Lake from Manang. Tilicho Lake is one of the beautiful holy lakes’ beauties of the Annapurna circuit trek, which is a lap of the Tilicho peak 7,134 m above sea level. The lake is situated at 4919 m height Is famous for the Hindu pilgrim people.
In addition, this lake will be ice frozen in the winter, but April-May and Sep-Oct will see crystal clear beautiful blue colors. the trails are very narrow and cliff which is not advisable to do the solo trek to the lake. though solo trekkers, better to have a guide with you or Porter.
Nepal wilderness Trekking agency leads Annapurna circuit trek 15 days at a comprehensive competitive cost with an expert guide who is familiar with the Annapurna Circuit trails, cultures, history, and local peoples. Our guide and porters are fully equipped and have an insurance-covered team. the package cost is the same per person which is listed in the blog either in group or solo traveler.
Best SIM card for Annapurna Trek
Ncell sim card is best for Circuit Trek of Both valleys in the Mustang and Manang, the SIM card able bought from any shop in Kathmandu city, Ncell sim network reception coverage almost every place except the Thorong Phedi.
Drinking water for your trek
Please do not forget to bring or buy Piyush which make natural drinking water purification, 3 drops (0.2 ML) will be enough per liter, and at list need to drink 3 letters per day during AC Trek, It is widely accepted in rural area trek contexts for drinking water purification. Piyush was prepared to serve as a chlorination method for disinfecting drinking water so as to make it fit for trekker’s consumption.