Annapurna Himalayan trek
Annapurna Region Trek

Annapurna Himalayan trek: Easy Annapurna trek


Getting to the foothills of majestic Annapurna Himalayan Trek classical routes offers a breath-stopping Annapurna Himalayan Range. Few days of the walk to the Rhododendron covered trail shall bless with a lifetime experience. Afterward, you will cherish each moment of the trek, including the aches and cramps in your shank. But there is certain things you should know for Annapurna Himal trek.

There’s not only one route you pass on to ramble at the lap of portentous Annapurna. And the fact is all of them would be equally prodigious, no matter if you have been their earlier or if it’s your first time. So don’t contemplate much, pack your bags, move your shanks and make to the top of the most beautiful trekking destination of the world.


Things to see in Annapurna Base Camp

Definitely not!

First and foremost fact, the Annapurna Himalayan trek passes through Machapuchhre Base camp. Macchapuchhre- nicknamed as Fishtail is another most captivating 8000m+ mountain. You can also choose to go through Ghandruk and Poonhill. Ghandruk is an amazing Gurung village at the hilltop now developed as a famous tourist destination. You would get to scrutinize the massive Annapurna so close to your eyes from Ghandruk. Poonhill is a trekking spot for the majestic panorama Himalayan view and sunrise. As you spend a day in Ghorepani and hike up to Poonhill early next morning, your eyes would confront the most beautiful sunrise you would ever encounter.

Annapurna Himalayan trek
Annapurna Himalayan trek

Further moving up along a flowing stream and thick rhododendron forest you will reconnoiter a natural hot spring near Jhinu Danda. This hot water spring is believed to cleanse yourself spiritually. Orchids, bamboo, lush green Rhododendron, Machhapuchhre massif, and the Kali Gandaki gorge (deepest gorge in the world) would accompany you during the trek until you settle in the base of Annapurna to relish in terrifically majestic 360 degrees Mountain View.

How long will trek to Annapurna Himalayan Range be?

The trek to Annapurna Base Camp will  take 12 to 13 days from Kathmandu. OR, you can do a Helicopter tour to Annapurna in just one day.

Best season for Annapurna Himalayan trek?

Autumn in Nepal, mid-September to November is said to be the most appropriate season for the Annapurna Himalayan trek. But spring, March to May when lush of red and pink Rhododendron leads all the way to the top would be the best month of the trek. Monsoon- June to August fits for a keen botanist but doesn’t go well with travelers.

What to pack for easy Annapurna trek?

The key is to pack lightly- aim for less than 15kg. 

•    A fleece jacket,

•    two pairs of long pants,

•    three T-shirts (synthetic fabrics – not cotton),

•    a jumper or light fleece goes best.

•    Lightly broken-in boots,

•    Trekking socks,

•    sneakers or sandals

•    raincoat,

•    gloves, woolen hat,

•    sunhat, polarized sunglasses

•    good sleeping bag.

Further, don’t miss out- Toiletries, lip balm, good sunscreen, travel towel, and tissues are compulsory. 1L water bottles with water purification tablets and a first aid kit make the trip safe and healthy.

Annapurna Easy Trekking difficulty

People with average fitness can do this trek. Though there’s no age barrier, 15 to 60 age would be ideal. You must be healthy and not going through the treatment of any disease.

 “Slow and steady” makes the trip triumphant. The trek is moderately hard- easily possible as there are tea houses where you can crash on the way.

Permits for Annapurna region

Foreigners need entry permit from the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) and TIMS card to trek in the Annapurna region.

Cost for Annapurna Annapurna Himalayan trek

Package tour with most Nepali trekking company varies for a wide range. Prices should include: round trip flights from Kathmandu to Lukla, all permits, accommodation and meals. Read the cost details of food and hotel for Annapurna.

Why visit Annapurna Base Camp
Annapurna Himalayan trek

The route to Annapurna Base camp

For complete details of route to Annapurna Base camp follow the link here.


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About Shobita Neupane

Shobita is a co-founder of Travel Diary Nepal. She is a passionate traveler and a content writer. Her favorite quote is Fly so high until your problem looks smaller and the dream seems closer.

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