Annapurna Trekking FAQs
How hard is Annapurna Region Trekking?
Trekking in the Annapurna region is considered moderate in difficulty level, but still, a good level of fitness is required to complete the trek. As long as you are physically fit and possess sound health, you can go on this trek. We have a flexible route with enough acclimatization and rest days before heading towards higher elevation.
How long is Annapurna Region Trek?
Trekking period in Annapurna Region depends on the trail you choose to go on. It can be 7 days short as well as more than 13 days long. The most popular 7 days trek goes by Ghorepani and Poonhill which offers the stunning sunrise view as well as panoramic view of the mountains like Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Macchapuchrey (Fishtail) and many more. We offer different days packages to trek around the Annapurna region.
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What are the most popular trekking routes in the Annapurna region?
There are different routes in the Annapurna region to trek, some of the popular trekking routes are:
- Ghorepani Poonhill – Short Trek
- Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Poonhill
- Tilicho Lake with Annapurna Circuit Trek
- Nar Phu Valley Trekking
- Khayer Lake trekking
- Ghorepani - Poonhill - Ghandurk Trek
- Annapurna Panorama Trek
- Annapurna Base Camp – Short Trek
- Mardi Himal Trekking
What to expect during the trek to the Annapurna Region?
The trekking to Annapurna region includes high uphill climb and downhill walk crossing several suspension bridges, walking into lovely pine and rhododendron forests, chances of seeing some rare wildlife like Mountain Antelopes, Himalayan Thar, Musk Deer, and various species of birds including Nepal's national bird Danphe. You can see stunning views of mountains and beautiful landscapes as well as there will be always the closer view of the world highest mountains. You can also witness the ancient civilization as well as a local culture which includes ethnic people of Manang & Mustang, traditional Buddhist culture, tradition, religion, and customs of the Gurung& Thakali and Manang & Mustang people.
How are the Tea Houses and Lodge along the route to Annapurna?
Since 1970, the flow of trekkers and mountaineers are increased rapidly in the route of Annapurna, which has brought enormous improvement in lodging there. There are many nice, cozy and well-furnished rooms available with the delicious food menu and great hospitality in the tea houses and lodges. There are also some of the newly opened routes like Khopra Danda, Mardi Himal Trek etc in Annapurna region where we needed to stay in camps which is known as camping treks.
How is the Annapurna region trek compared to other Himalaya Trek?
Trekking in the Annapurna region is considered moderate to strenuous. The altitude increases with daily ascent above 3,000 m to 4,000 m high.
When is the best time to go?
Autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) are the best seasons to go on a trek in Annapurna Region. The sky is clear at this time, and you will get to see panoramic views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Peaks.
Is there are any risk of getting altitude sickness?
Yes, there are risks of getting altitude sickness, as you will be trekking above 3000 m. It depends on the person, how he/she is going to react to altitude regardless of their fitness and experience. Therefore, it is recommended that you should know about altitude sickness and its symptoms beforehand. You can consult with doctors on high altitude sickness before leaving for the trek.
Is there Wi-Fi on the trek?
Since you will be in the mountainous region, Wi-Fi might not work everywhere or for many days. However, most of the guesthouses offer Wi-Fi for free or for a little charge. It is better not to rely on the internet and enjoy your trip.
I have not done any trekking before, can I trek in the Annapurna region?
If you had not done trekking before then, Ghorepani-Poonhill Trek will be best for the startups which are the moderate level of trekking in Annapurna Region.