Annapurna Region FAQ's

  • How difficult is Annapurna Circuit?

Annapurna Circuit is a moderately difficult trek along the Annapurna region's high altitude terrains. Annapurna Circuit Trek has a number of rugged, steep, or slippery trails in it. The trail also includes a lot of stairs that can make walking on straight paths more difficult.

  • How long does it take to trek the Annapurna circuit?

Depending on the speed, number and duration of the hiker, rest days are taken during acclimatization, temperature, and where the adventure trek is done and it takes almost 14 days for the Annapurna Circuit Trek to get there.

  • What is the best times to go for Annapurna Circuit Trek?

Trekking is possible from March to May during spring season and from September to mid-December during autumn. Trekking in the area during the monsoon season from June to August or during winter from mid-December to February is not recommended.

  • What are the base trekking route in Nepal?
  • Everest Base Camp Trek
  • Annapurna Circuit Trek
  • Langtang Valley Trek
  • Manaslu Circuit Trek
  • Upper Mustang Trek
  • Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek
  • Annapurna Base Camp Trek
  • Upper Dolpo Trek
  • Gokyo Ri Trek
  • Is Thorong La Pass the highest?

Thorong La is the highest point on the Annapurna Circuit, a 300 km (190 mi) route around the Annapurna mountain range. In addition to trekkers, the pass is regularly used by local traders.

  • Why is Annapurna Trek difficult?

High Fatality Rate, Unpredictable Climatic Situation, Difficult terrain is the reason that makes Annapurna dangerous. While Annapurna is shorter than Mount Everest because of its terrain that makes the trekker unstable and hard to climb. Accessibility, because of risk of Avalanches.

  • How hard is thorong La Pass?

Thorong La or Thorung La is a mountain pass with an elevation of 5,416 metres. This is one of the hardest parts of the Annapurna trek as we started to feel the altitude symptoms.

  • What is the best time for Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

The best months to get to Annapurna base camp are before monsoon (February, March, April and May) and after monsoon (late September, October, November and December) It is possible to trek during January, we prefer the above months for our Annapurna base camp treks.

  • Is Trekking Safe in Annapurna Base Camp region?

Without a guide or a porter, Annapurna Base Camp trek is absolutely doable. But hiring a guide however means that you are always on a safer side.

  • Do you need a guide for Annapurna base camp?

You will need a TIMs card and permit going trekking in most parts of Nepal. These are accessible at the Kathmandu or Pokhara tourist centres. At the Pokhara center you will need to provide 4 passport pictures that they take and print for you free of charge.

  • How much does Annapurna Base Camp Trek cost?

Normally 9 days of Annapurna Base Camp trek cost about USD $700 to $1000 depend upon your choices and preferences.

  • What is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp?

The maximum altitude on the trek is Annapurna Base Camp, 4130 meters.

  • How long does it take to trek Annapurna base camp?

Based on your itinerary and the number of walking days, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes about 7 to 12 days. The itinerary shown here takes 12 days, starting at Nayapul (a 1 1/2 hour drive from Pokhara) and going north to Ghorepani and the popular Poon Hill viewpoint.

  • How can I get from Kathmandu to the base camp in Annapurna?

Most of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek begins at Nayapul. Local transport (bus) is available to get to Nayapul from Pokhara. It takes about two hours to get from Pokhara to Nayapul. Unless you launch your trip from Kathmandu however, you can either drive or fly to Pokhara.

  • How hard is Royal Trekking?

Royal trekking is not so hard like other trekking in Annapurna Region. Royal trek lies north of Pokhara city with an elevation of less 2000 m from Sea Level.

  • What is royal trekking?

The Royal Trek is one of the shortest treks that follow a shrub-like trail along the Annapurna foothills, north of the Pokhara valley. The tour finally ends at the scenic Begnas Lake about 30 kilometers west of Pokhara City.

  • Where does mardi himal lies?

Mardi Himal, lies less than fifteen miles north of Pokhara, It is the most southerly mountain of the Annapurna range.

  • What is the elevation of mardi himal?

Mardi Himal goes up 5,587 meters above sea level. We will trek to the base camp on Mardi Himal and its altitude is 4,500 meters. But we are staying at the High Camp and at 3,900 meters from sea level, the High Camp is elevated.

  • What is the cost of Mardi Himal Base Camp trek?

The cost of Mardi Himal Trekking is much cheaper for 10 days itinerary. It costs around US $500- US $700 per person. But, if you have less time for this trek, we have 5 days itinerary for Mardi Himal Trek as well.

  • How difficult is Mardi Himal Base Camp trek?

The Mardi Himal trek is a trek from Normal to Heavy. The walking distances are easy and short. But as you walk, you'll gain some altitude. At 4,500 meters Mardi Himal Base Camp marks the highest point of the trek.

  • What is the elevation of Mardi Himal Base Camp?

The Mardi Himal High Camp is at sea level at an altitude of 3580 metres. Through high camp you will see the entire Annapurna range with a snow gown on. A breathtaking view of the Annapurna Base Camp is an amazing place to take.

  • What is the trekking cost for Poon Hill?

Ghorepani Poonhill is one of the shortest trek in Annaurna region. The cost is usually around USD500.

  • What is the weather in Poon Hill?

Poon hill is still relatively windy. Ensure to have warm clothes packed. Four forms of climes exist. Autumn runs from mid-September to the end of November which is the peak trekking season. Winter is end-November until May. Spring takes place from mid-March through May. Monsoon is from mid-September to July.

  • How will the meals be provided during this trekking?

Breakfast and dinner are eaten in the cabin, and lunch is served in the kitchen. The most popular food is Dal Bhat which is traditional Nepali meal. Some readily available foods include: pasta, soup and momo. In Tea Houses you can expect soft drinks and beer too.

  • Do you provide trekking equipment for Poonhill trek?

No, we do not provide this equipment. But we can show the places from where you can buy or hire your personal trekking equipment.

  • How difficult is Ghorepani Poonhill trek?

This is one of Annapurna region's simple trekking. Trekking time in one day is normally 4-5 hours. Anyone with average fitness level will participate in this trek. In reality, it is one of the best trekking packages for the family.

  • Which sort of accommodation do I get in trekking Ghorepani-Poon Hill?

Ghorepani and Poon Hill can be reached by teahouse trekking. Most of these lodges and tea houses have a common toilet. You might need to pay extra for a shower with hot water.

  • Where is Poon Hill located?

Ghorepani and Poonhill are situated in the Annapurna Trekking area in north central Nepal. This falls within the scheme for the Annapurna Conservation Area.