15 Days Annapurna Circuit (Besisahar to Jomsom) Trek

Good to Know
  • Duration 15 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Group Size 1-10
  • Max. Altitude 5416 M.
  • Best Season March, April, May and September, October, November

Highlights

  • Unwind yourself on the scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and vice versa.
  • Relish yourself amidst the heavenly backdrop of the Himalayas in the tourist hub of Pokhara.
  • Traverse one of the recently discovered routes to trek the Annapurna Circuit.
  • Encounter the rich biodiversity of the Annapurna Conservation Area while walking past the stunningly varying colors of rhododendrons, remote hamlets, and traditional villages.
  • Get an intimate experience of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, II, III, IV, and south, along with Macchapuchare (fishtail) and many others.
  • See one of the oldest and most sacred Braga Buddhist monasteries on the way to Manang.
  • Cross one of the highest navigable passes in the world, Thorong La Pass, at 5,416m.
  • Get blessed in the holy sanctum of the Muktinath temple.
  • Let yourself be free in the scenic Apple Valley of Nepal, Jomsom, etc.

The 15-day Annapurna Circuit Trek following the route from Besisahar to Jomsom is a medium-duration one of the newly discovered trekking trails encircling the Annapurna region, dominated by the tenth highest mountain in the world, Mt. Annapurna (8,091m).

The perfect amalgamation of the cultural and natural elements of the Annapurna Base Camp expedition and the Jomsom Muktinath voyage makes this adventurous journey traversing within the Annapurna Conservation Area extremely epic and unique.

It will truly be an experience of a lifetime trekking the Annapurna Circuit, which stands second to none of the other pilgrimages such as the Everest Base Camp Tour or climbing the tallest mountain on earth, Mt. Everest (8,848m) itself.

The Annapurna Circuit from Besisahar to Jomsom is more rewarding and pleasing in that it is undoubtedly on edge as the best beginner-friendly Himalayan odyssey as compared to some other higher Himalayan adventures.

Therefore, the Annapurna Circuit (Besisahar to Jomsom) is the most fascinating outdoor and adventure first choice that leaves you with priceless memories of daring adventures, enthralling cultural appeal, and a diverse population possessing their customs, language, and traditions blending spectacularly with the jaw-dropping mountains of the Annapurna Himalayan region.

What to expect at the Annapurna Circuit (Besisahar to Jomsom) trip?

In terms of popularity, the Annapurna Circuit trekking route is three times more popular than others in Nepal’s Himalayas, usually beginning at Besisahar, which continues up to Jomsom, offering a never-before-seen breathtaking aura and views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain ranges.

To be precise, this circuit trek to Annapurna is a must-do hike where one can take in all the serenity, natural beauty, and cultural richness of the Annapurna trekking region, venturing deep into the classic dramatics of some of the largest canyons, Buddhist and Hindu temples, and charming traditional village communities. The following key features add much to make this 15-day Annapurna Circuit exploration special:

Easy accessibility to the Annapurna region

As compared to some other infamous trekking sites in Nepal, the Annapurna trekking region is more easily accessible and takes place around the middle of the Annapurna mountain ranges, covering a distance of 160 to 230 km (100 to 145 miles) depending upon the starting and ending points of the Annapurna Circuit excursion.

This famous trekking route to explore the naturally and culturally treasured Annapurna ranges has a good and stable road as well as an air link to the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu where you be making an entrance into the country from the Tribhuvan International Airport.

The most cost-effective method to enter the Annapurna Conservation Area is via road. You can take a local bus, hire a private vehicle, or ride a lavish tourist bus in a group-organized journey to the Annapurna Circuit (Besisahar to Jomsom) from Kathmandu to officially begin the hike from the common starting point, Besisahar, which is also an authentic way to start several treks in the Annapurna region, including the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Suppose you are hopeful to begin the ramble from Pokhara. In that case, it also won’t be a problem, as this is another tourist hub of the city and has a direct connection to the urban valley of Kathmandu via the wide highway named Prtihiv, so you walk typically from Nayapul or Ghorepani.

Similarly, both the towns of Pokhara and Jomsom that can be used as the starting or ending points of the Annapurna Circuit Adventure have airports that operate flights to Kathmandu and vice versa, which has greatly enhanced the experience of trekkers and travelers seeking an enjoyable holiday amidst the Himalayas of Nepal.

The less trodden trail from Besisahar to Jomsom to circle Mt. Annapurna (8,091m)

It is no secret that the Annapurna Circuit has feasible multiple routes to traverse around its encompassed area, among which the trekking track beginning from the Besisahar and ending at the Jomsom within the outskirts of the Annapurna Conservation Area is a more distant and less frequented one as compared to some other trekking trails, which are flooded with tourists and trekkers and severely commercialized.

Therefore, you would not have to compromise with the tranquility and the best authentic tea house trekking experience in the solidarity as promised by the trekking in the Nepalese Himalayas, which cannot be said to be true for some other routes to trek the Annapurna Circuit in 2024. Hence, if you are looking for the true raw Himalayan wilderness trek in the Annapurna Circuit, the one commencing from Besisahar and making a final descent at the apple city of Jomsom is the best in the itinerary.

Visual feast at Yak Kharka in the Annapurna Circuit Trekking route

Regardless of which route you have decided to take to the Annapurna Circuit, you will pass by the picturesque land of Yak Kharka at an altitude of about 4,000 m (13,123 ft) along the trekking path of the Annapurna Circuit, which features larger alpine meadows filled with grazing yak and other livestock.

Beautiful vistas of snow-capped peaks, such as Annapurna III (7,555m), Gangapurna, and others, can be seen from the vicinity of Yak Kharka beside the craggy landscape, which makes it one of the best dramatic and picturesque places to come across.

Adventurous Thorong La Pass

Serving as the highest elevation you will pass through in the Annapurna Circuit Voyage, Thorong La Pass amidst the Damodar Himal region north of the Annapurna Himalayan range in central Nepal is also the major challenge you will be facing in the entire tour of the Annapurna Circuit.

The height of this high mountain pass, Thorong La, is 5,416 m (17,769 ft), which connects the Himalayan district of Mustang to another Himalayan town of Nepal, Manang, playing an important role in balancing the overall journey to be called a moderately difficult trekking adventure due to its location at a high altitude, which poses a threat of acute mountain sickness, also known as altitude sickness.

Crossing through Thorong La Pass is a significant milestone towards finishing the Annapurna Circuit expedition, which is potentially strenuous both physically and mentally on ascending to such high altitudes coupled with awe-inspiring Himalayan landscapes, creating a tremendous sense of contentment and success on making it through the pass.

The spiritually awakening journey to Muktinath Temple

The Annapurna Circuit trek is also a spiritual journey and hence is incomplete without a visit to the highly revered Hindu and Buddhist sacred shrine of Muktinath. Situated at an elevation of 3,710 m/12,171 ft above sea level, this ancient temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu in Hinduism and Avalokiteshvara (Chenrezig) in Buddhism consists of a pagoda-style temple with golden statues, an eternal flame, a natural spring, and 108 water sprouts.

To conclude, Muktinath is a legendary temple in the Annapurna region that is believed to absolve all your sins and grant you good fortune on bathing in the water flowing from 108 stones representing the various manifestations of Lord Vishnu, which is not mandatory unless you possess a strong faith. However, you will be impressed by numerous pilgrims from all across Nepal and India taking a dip in the pond.

The Crown Jewel of the Annapurna Circuit, village of Manang

Manang is one of the famous tourist destinations in the Gandaki province of Nepal, located at an elevation of 3,519 m above sea level and sharing a border with Tibet. It is known mostly for its surreal natural scenery, including rough terrain, deep valleys, and snow-capped mountains.

It also serves as one of the main gateways to the Annapurna Circuit, often frequented by trekking and mountaineering enthusiasts, where you will be spending the day touring on the eighth day with Adventure Himalayan Travels and Treks.

Furthermore, due to Manang’s closer proximity to Milarepa’s Cave, Braga Village, Bhojo Gompa, and Braga monastery, you will appreciate each time spent here for sure in the village, surrounded by snow-clad mountains all over, set like the jewels of a crown.

Therefore, the district of Manang is known as the crown jewel of the Annapurna Circuit Trekking Area, and one must not miss visiting this traditional mountain village that has a population of 6,538 and where you can see the hard-working lives of the locals from the Himalayas.

15 Days Best Itinerary for the Annapurna Circuit (Besisahar to Jomsom) Trail

There are several factors influencing the itinerary for the Annapurna Circuit trekking, such as the length of the journey, individual preferences for adventures, fitness level of the trekkers, acclimatization, and the number of rest days or contingencies separated for comfortable hiking.

For an amateur traveling for the first time in Nepal, it is likely to be a hectic experience where the expertise of a well-versed travel and tour company such as Adventure Himalayan Travels and Treks comes to the rescue with our customizable 15-day itinerary for the Annapurna Circuit excursion.

It is a carefully crafted route to ensure the best Himalayan traversing via the off-beaten path considering the safety, hiking goals, and experience of the participant. This itinerary for the Annapurna Circuit Expedition begins with an incredibly scenic drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar after viewing some of the most culturally and religiously significant UNESCO heritage sites in the valley of Kathmandu.

The following days, you will involve yourself in climbing to the villages of Dharapani, Chamje, Pisang, and lastly Manang upon riding a jeep up to Syange on the same day upon making up to Besisahar, thanks to a recently built roadway shortening the walk by a few days. Regardless, a day of acclimatization in Manang would be joyful, which is much needed to adjust yourself to the rising altitude to avoid getting acute mountain sickness.

The consecutive day after acclimatization in Manang, the 15-day itinerary for the Annapurna Circuit Voyage takes you to the foot of the most challenging feature of the entire Annapurna Circuit Trek, Thorong La Pass’s base called Thorong Phedi, which eventually crosses the high pass the very next day to arrive at the temple of Muktinath.

The divinity of the Vishnu shrine’s surroundings is notable, whether you are a Hindu, Buddhist, or none. Spending an amazing night at the Annapurna Himalayas, the trek thereafter descends to Jomsom, which has an airway connecting to Kathmandu or Pokhara, and since we do not want you to leave you with the regret of not being able to see the tourist haven, you will be boarding to Pokhara at first before making a final driveaway to Kathmandu.

This route for the Annapurna Circuit trek guarantees a fulfilling and memorable trip across the mind-blowing Nepalese Himalayan scenery, which is an intermediately lengthy journey as compared to other classic long Annapurna Circuit treks such as Thorong La Pass and Tilicho Lake Trek - 17 days, and hence is the best trail to climb the Annapurna Circuit.

The Annapurna Circuit (Besisahar to Jomsom)Trek Cost

It is bound to cost you more if you choose a foreign operator for the Annapurna Circuit expedition, which could range from USD 1500 to more than a standard package price. Therefore, locally based travel and tour organizers such as Adventure Himalayan Travels and Treks in the center of the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu, Thamel are the best ones if you are hunting down the most cost-friendly method to go on an unforgettable journey to the Annapurna Circuit via Besisahar.

We are offering a group discounted special trek targeting 2024 and 2025 at the best price of:

  • USD 1,150 for 1 pax
  • USD 1075 for 2-3 pax
  • USD 1025 for 4-6 pax
  • USD 975 for 7-10 pax

It is one of the reasonable expenses to traverse the Annapurna Circuit in the years 2024 and 2025, while us being a locally operating travel agency keeps you hassle-free from having to encounter any middlemen, which is one of the major causes of increasing expense to go the Annapurna region trekking, including the Annapurna Base Camp Trek or other short trek within the region such as:

Otherwise, like the majority of the local operators in Nepal, who provide essentially the same service as the international travel and tour organizers, we are providing you with the best budgeted 15-day package to go to the Annapurna Circuit (Besisahar to Jomsom) trek, excelling in customizing more personalized services as per the needs of trekking aspirants. Much to the delight, this cost to venture around the tenth highest mountain giant, Mt. Anna[urna (8,061m) in the world covers all the expenditure for necessary logistics such as:

  • Comfortable accommodation throughout the trekking days
  • Nutritious meals as per the menu
  • Local agency/guide and porter fees
  • Salary, food, accommodation, and other trekking-related equipment for your travel guide and porter
  • Required trekking permits, such as the TIMS card (ACAP),
  • Cost of domestic travel, etc.

To know more about what our trekking package to the Annapurna Circuit covers please kindly visit the cost include or exclude section thoroughly.

Itinerary
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Upon your arrival at the Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be greeted by an airport representative of Adventure Himalayan Travels and Treks, who will drive you to your hotel.

After settling into the hotel, you will be briefed on your upcoming itinerary by our local mountain guide. If you have more time, it would be great to take yourself on a lively Thamel exploration and then enjoy the complimentary meal in the evening.

  • AccommodationThree-Star-Hotel
  • Max. Altitude1,400m

You must have felt exhausted from the previous day's flight; therefore, this day is allocated solely for strolling around the Kathmandu valley or taking an optional whole-day rest.

However, Kathmandu city has several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as the enormous Buddhist stupa at Boudhanath, the holiest Hindu temple and burial site Pashupatinath, along with another ancient Buddhist and Hindu pilgrimage site, Swyambhunath.

At the end of the afternoon, Patan, the exquisite arts of the city are aromatic. Let yourself loosen a bit meet your guide in the evening for a backpacking check and call it a day at the hotel.

  • AccommodationThree-Star-Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude1,400m

The off-beaten trekking route to Annapurna Circuit from Besisahar to Jomsom begins this day with a drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar or Bhulbhule along the picturesque landscapes of the Trishuli and Marsyangdi rivers.

Then, the drive changes the four-wheelers into Jeeps to reach Syange, which gives you a glimpse at the everyday lives of people in the rural areas surrounded by pastureland, rivers, and gigantic mountain views upon registering your entry at the Annapurna Conservation Area.

  • AccommodationLocal-Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude1,080m/3,543 ft

You must not rush your pace when you leave the ridge of Syange to reach another typical village of the Annapurna region, Dharapani, beginning with a steep descent to the riverside with a stunning view of a cascading waterfall.

On crossing the suspension bridge, you will ascend for about one and a half hours to arrive at Jagat, which crosses yet another hanging bridge to arrive at Dharapani ultimately.

  • AccommodationLocal-Tea-House
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude1,860m/6,100ft

The trek of the day is to make it to Chyamje, traveling along the paths beside the Marsyandi River, passing through the thick woods of oak, fir, and pine with enormous mountains in the distance until you get into the district headquarters of Manang district.

It is a relatively pleasant walk day with breathtaking vistas of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV beside the various waterfalls.

  • AccommodationLocal-Tea-House
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude2,650 m

Today, following the morning breakfast, you will hike through steep, narrow valleys to Pungden Danda, which is considered extremely sacred by locals, with the unobstructed nicest views of Pisang Peak in the northeast and Annapurna II in the south.

A couple of hours' walk from this Danda is the village of Pisang, where you will spend the night in the local tea house.

  • AccommodationTea-House
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude3,250 m

Two optional routes can be followed to hike up the upper Pisang, eventually making it to Manang via Geru, which passes by the notable largest monastery in Manang called Barge Monastery.

This walk is much needed, it grants you a more unique and beautiful perspective of the Annapurna mountains, Gangapurna, Tilicho, and Pisang Peak. You will notice the change in the atmospheric pressure and air, which is relatively drier, colder, and abrasive.

  • AccommodationLocal-Tea-House
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude3,540m / 11,300ft

It is an acclimatization day to help your body get used to greater altitude, which is much needed before directly hitting an extremely high-altitude area such as Thorong La Pass. So, today you will keep yourself occupied exploring Manang village, which is bountiful to discover.

You will have several destinations for making a detour from Gangapurna Lake, the Himalayan Rescue Accommodation Clinic, or the Barge Monastery you passed by yesterday, which will energize you for the upcoming journey.

  • AccommodationLocal-Tea-House
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude3,540m / 11,300ft

The destination of the day is Yak Kharka, crossing a creek and gradually ascending to Tenki Village while simultaneously following the bank of the Marshyandgi Valley, which takes a small break at Jar Sang Khola Valley.

After going past Koche village, you would have reached the village of Yak Kharka, which is basically an open alpine meadow where you can see a variety of seasonal flowers blooming in the pasture land.

  • AccommodationTea-House
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude4,050m / 14,275ft

You will carry on the rambling following the route to Thorong Phedi High Camp past the treelines. The scenery is magnificent to come across while you walk down a hill in the beginning and later climb after crossing the Marsyangdi River on a wooden bridge.

The base of the Thorong La Pass, High Phedi, is marked for the sight of barren land in the upper areas and the vast green high alpine meadows below it, where you will spend overnight preparing yourself for the next day.

  • AccommodationLocal-Tea-House
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude4,525m / 14,525ft

For Hindus and Buddhists alike, Muktinath is a holy temple of one of the supreme Hindu deities, Vishnu, which you will be visiting on this day while climbing the major highlight of the whole Annapurna region, Thorong La Pass.

It is the most riveting experience you can ever think of making your way through Khingar (3,400m) and on to Jharkot (3,500m) to finally be able to cross one of the major high passes of Nepal, rewarding you with the most gratifying close-up sight of Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Macchapuchare.

  • AccommodationTea-House
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude5,416m / 17,756ft

The journey continues to the apple orchid of Nepal, Jomsom, before moving forward through the Kali Gandaki Valley after a blissful visit to Muktinath temple in the morning. The Kali Gandaki Gorge is one of the deepest gorges on the planet and is as adventurous as it looks.

Since it is a comparatively downhill walk, it is enjoyable till you make it to Jomsom, known for its specialties in apple brandy and apple orchids, which are truly scenic and calming to reflect on yourself.

  • AccommodationComfortable-Tea-House
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude3,760m / 12,623ft

The thirteenth trek day denotes the soon-to-be-ending 15-day package for the Annapurna Circuit (Besisahar to Jomsom) trek as you return to Pokhara from Jomsom on the flight or via a local or tourist bus.

Pokhara has a lot to explore and try, including biking, kayaking, canoeing, or simply strolling around Phewa Lake with the sweeping views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. So, you will definitely enjoy your time in the tourist hub of Nepal.

  • AccommodationThree-Star-Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude2,743m/8,999 ft

On this day, you will wake up in the gorgeous Pokhara city of Nepal to board a tourist bus back to Kathmandu after the morning breakfast, which retraces the 200 km of the Marsyangdi River course initially and then the Trishuli River.

The drive is a joyride of 6-7 hours while you absorb all the breathtaking scenery outside the window that you can capture on your lens when the bus takes a break in between.

  • AccommodationThree-Star-Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast-Farewell dinner
  • Max. Altitude1,400m

According to the best 15-day itinerary set by Adventure Himalayan Travels and Treks Pvt. Ltd., it is your last day in the country of hills and mountains, Nepal, which can be overwhelming.

Therefore, three hours prior to your scheduled flight, you will be driven to the airport by us. We wish you a safe flight and hope you had a great time trekking with us. We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you for choosing us for your Annapurna Circuit voyage.

However, if you wish, you can extend your stay in Nepal and hop for yet another remote and unique terrain of your choice, such as the Manaslu Circuit Trek - 15 days or the Langtang Valley Trek - 10 days.

  • MealsBreakfast

This itinerary is not suited for you? Plan your own trip.

Route Map
15 Days Annapurna Circuit (Besisahar to Jomsom) Trek Map
What's Included
Includes
  • 10 nights and 11 days of food ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) and accommodation during trek (local lodge)
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Besisahar by Local bus 
  • Jomsom to Pokhara by flight 
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus 
  • English speaking local expert guide, porters( porter carry maximum 20 k.g and one porter between two person)
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) fees
  • Annapurna Conservation permit (ACAP)
  • Three nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu at bed and breakfast, one night accommodation in Pokhara at bed and breakfast
  • Airport transfers and escort
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Equipment & clothing for porter & staffs
  • Equipment (sleeping bag, first aid kit, oximeter etc.)
  • Insurance for all staff & porters.
  • Trekking achievement certificate
  • Adventure Himalayan Tshirt
Excludes
  • Nepal visa - Multiple Entry 30 days - USD 50  (Details in Visa Page)
  • International flight & all domestic departure tax
  • Insurance for clients (i.e. helicopter evacuation, etc.)
  • Lunch & dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Hot Shower and electronic charging fees at guest houses during the trek
  • Alcoholic drinks, candies, etc.
  • Extra accommodation and meals outside of itinerary
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Tips, any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason, table drinks, snacks while walking. 
Dates and Prices
Date PriceAvailability 
Start DateStarts: MondayJul 22, 2024End DateEnds: MondayAug 05, 2024PricePriceUS$1075StatusStatusAvailable
Start DateStarts: MondayJul 29, 2024End DateEnds: MondayAug 12, 2024PricePriceUS$1075StatusStatusAvailable
Useful Info

When is the best time to go to Annapurna Circuit Odyssey?

Typically, the months of spring and fall are the best time to walk to the Annapurna Circuit or Annapurna Circuit Odyssey with the greatest weather and visibility of all time, making it an ideal season to take in the awe-inspiring scenery along with the best condition of trekking routes.

Though monsoon otherwise called summer, and winter are regarded as the off-season to trek in the Himalayas of Nepal, including the Annapurna Circuit Trekking, with proper gearing, acclimatization, and our professional Sherpa Guide, just like the Annapurna Base Camp trekking season, each time of the year is the best time to explore and discover something new.

Food, accommodation, and communication during the Annapurna Circuit Trek

During the raw Himalayan wilderness journey towards the Annapurna Circuit, the facilities for basic human necessities such as food, accommodation, and communication are simpler compared to urban areas.

You will be spending your maximum number of trek days in local tea houses or lodges along the Annapurna Circuit Trek, which also serves your daily meals, and the majority of them offer you limited communication facilities such as landline telephones and sometimes wifi too.

Therefore, we advise you to get an NTC or Ncell SIM card in Kathmandu or Pokhara so you can make an everyday update to your loved ones whenever you receive a stable mobile network, which cannot be guaranteed in the high Himalayan lands.

As per the menu and the condition of the accommodation, the rooms are typically furnished and usually come with two beds, bedding, and a shared bathroom, while the food options can also be limited to traditional Dal-Bhat-Tarkari and Tibetan dishes in the upper Himalayas, which are generally sufficient and nutritious enough to meet the needs of trekkers and travelers.

Do you need permits to go to the Annapurna Circuit pilgrimage?

Yes, you will need two compulsory permits for the Annapurna Circuit Voyage, which are the TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card and the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP).

Both have a clear intent to preserve the delicate biodiversity of the Annapurna Himalayan realm, so you will not need to worry about its hectic procedure as we will have already obtained all the necessary permits for you even before the trek begins.

How difficult is the Annapurna Circuit odyssey?

The Annapurna Circuit trek, best for exploring the Annapurna Conservation Area, embraced by the grace of the seventh and tenth tallest mountain giants on the planet, Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Mt. Annapurna (8,067 m), is considered to be a moderately difficult hike.

Normally, the circuit exploration can take between 15 and 20 days and can be physically demanding, requiring a good level of endurance and stamina. As you begin ascending to more elevation, due to altitude, it might get exhausting to encounter steep ascents and descents in the rugged terrains increasing the likelihood of acute mountain sickness.

Each day is a hike of about 5-6 hours in the unpredictable weather conditions that can get severe in the blink of an eye adding much to the challenge that can be tackled easily with a moderate degree of fitness and the right preparation.

How to prepare yourself to trek the Annapurna Circuit?

For the most satisfying trekking acquaintance in the Annapurna Circuit, some advance preparation plays a significant role, and here’s how you can enhance your overall journey:

  • Involve yourself in regular cardiovascular exercise such as hiking, running, walking, swimming, cycling, and others.
  • Incorporate exercise to build and strengthen muscles, especially in the legs, core, and upper body.
  • Engage yourself in uphill and downhill hikes and treks in your local area.
  • Make sure to keep variation in types of terrain while practicing hiking, including rocky trails, steep ascents, and descents.
  • Understand the risk of acute mountain sickness and, if possible, incorporate sleeping in higher-altitude areas, etc.
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