If there's one most hiked route in Nepal, it's possibly the Annapurna Circuit trek route. This route extends to the Tibetan plateau from the lowlands of Besisahar. In between, you'll hike through a diverse landscape rich in lush vegetation, alpine terrain, streams, glaciers, and lakes. On top, you'll cross Thorong La Pass, which rises to 5,416 metres with an optional hike to Tilicho Lake and Tilicho Base Camp trek.
Annapurna Circuit trek route is almost 230 km if you avoid road trips and hike to Tilicho Lake. The entire route is entertaining with diverse terrain. As we start from Besisahar, we'll pass the golden rice fields and terrace farming. The route follows the anti-clockwise hike to practice proper acclimatisation and cope with the increased altitude.
Annapurna Circuit Trek- A hike to Himalayan wonders in Western Nepal
Annapurna I, above 8,091 metres, and Annapurna IV, over 7,525 metres, are the pride of Western Nepal, home to Annapurna Sanctuary. The Machhapuchhre, also called fishtail, sits beautifully over 6,993 metres alongside 8,167 metres Dhaulagiri, the 7th highest peak. Many 6,000 metres and 7,000 metres peaks garnish the Annapurna region.
In the recent decade, the road construction from Besisahar to Chame and Manang has reduced the trek days. In addition to comfort, the drive along the cinematic landscape alleviates the trip experience.
Accommodation in Annapurna Round Trek
Annapurna Round Trek, one of the most hiked destinations in Nepal, offers the accommodation of your budget. From best budget tea houses to sky-high hotels, the Annapurna Circuit trek satisfies your accommodation demand.
The tea houses at places like Manang, Chame, and Pisang offer basic accommodation. You'll not get the heated beds, but warm enough to relieve the fatigue. We request you carry your sleeping bags for comfortable overnights.
You'll get hot showers heated either by firewood or solar power. Internet services are not everywhere, but you'll get them at some tea houses.
You'll get luxurious accommodation in Pokhara and Kathmandu.
Altitude sickness and Travel insurance in Annapurna Circuit Trek
Dream Heaven Adventure encourages our valued clients who join Annapurna Circuit Trek in Autumn 2022 to purchase decent travel insurance.
Travel insurance is essential especially when you hike to high altitudes. On top, trekking Annapurna Circuit takes you to the highest place, Thorong La Pass, at 5,416 metres. Besides, you'll hike in places like Yak Kharka at 4,120 metres, Manang at 3,500 metres, etc. These places are prone to altitude sickness. Most trekkers develop minor symptoms of AMS like headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, etc. But for some, the symptoms hit hard and make the situation worse.
Hence, you may need health assistance and emergency helicopter rescue if the situation worsens. In such conditions, to call a helicopter for evacuation, you must have travel insurance that can cover the cost of emergency evacuations.
Our experienced trek guides can take care of your minor injuries. Also, with our well-designed itinerary and proper acclimatisation, you may avoid altitude sickness. Drinking plenty of water, eating nutritious meals, and not drinking caffeinated beverages help to prevent dehydration.