10 days Annapurna circuit trek is a perfect choice for you if you have limited time and are eager to explore some of the striking Mountains of Nepal. The trek is filled with the splendid Himalayan panorama of the Annapurna massif including Mount Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Fishtail, Nilgiri, Hinchui and several other mountains of Nepal and gives you an opportunity to experience the lifestyle of the locals of the central Himalayan region.
We start the adventure journey amongst the greenery of Besisahar where we slowly move towards Chame. While you are on the road, you will come across very fine villages that are homes to a wide diversity of inhabitants. All of whom come from varied ethnic groups but live together as a family. On our way, we will be offered marvellous views of the Himalayas. As the trek continues, towards the north of the main Himalayan range onto the high and arid Tibetan Plateau, the mountains become more stunning and gorgeous.
After 2 days of trekking on stony roads crossing several villages, we finally reach the highlight of our trip, the alpine village called Manang. Manang is where we relax for two days to acclimatize our bodies. Surrounded by the massive Himalayan giants, Manang delivers some of the best hiking points at your foot, to enjoy the views of Annapurna massif. We further trek for another 3 days which will take us over the Thorang La pass 5416m, to the divine and holy temple of Muktinath. Regarded as one of the most spiritual Hindu temples, Muktinath Temple is one of the most phenomenal features of this trek. The eye-appealing view of the White Mountains is beyond one's imagination of a blissful and tranquil experience.
Jomsom (the district headquarters of the Mustang region), is a small beautiful town where our Annapurna Circuit hiking tour in 10 days comes to an end. The very next day morning, a short 35 minutes scenic flight takes you to another tremendous and lively town, Pokhara. Our service of 10 days Annapurna round trek ends here.
Annapurna circuit 10 days guided trek will be organized as a group of only a few people departing from Kathmandu. Do remember that, we do have the best deals and offers for an early booking. In case you have any queries, you can feel free to contact us. With Annapurna circuit trekking, you get to explore the assorted ethno-cultures, varied religions, aboriginal people and their ethnic lifestyles, and picturesque villages that lie on the lap of stunning Himalayan ranges.
Best time of year to trek the Annapurna circuit 10 days
Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful treks in Nepal, the 10-day Annapurna circuit trekking lets you go around the Northern sides of the Annapurna massif. The best time for this trek will be spring and autumn. During these seasons some of the best views can be witnessed during the entire trek, and the high mountain pass of Thorang La will be most accessible.
Short Annapurna Circuit in autumn or fall
Autumn is probably the best option for the 10 days of AC trekking, during this season the rainfalls have stopped and winter is around the corner. With warm trekking days and chiller nights, it provides the perfect weather conditions for trekking in Nepal. With a mix of the jungle to rocky trails and a climb up to Thorang La this incredible 10 days Annapurna Circuit tour package is surely recommended during the autumn season.
10 Days Annapurna Circuit hike in the spring season
Although warmer than the autumn season, trekking to Annapurna Circuit during the spring season is absolutely perfect if you are looking for a great trekking experience in Nepal. With more accessible paths and warm trekking days. Trekking to Annapurna Circuit can also be done during other seasons, but we are not so happy to recommend it, as due to unpredictable weather most flights to and from Jomsom airport will be delayed and sometimes even cancelled, resulting in a bad experience during your trek in Nepal.
Nepal Annapurna circuit trek difficulty level
The difficulty level for this incredible 10 days AC hiking package s set as moderate. Having good access roads and well build trails the 10 days Annapurna Circuit trek is not so difficult and can be done by even novice trekkers. With our main concern being elevation it is necessary to take some precautions while ascending higher in around the Annapurna Mountains.
Annapurna half circuit trek fitness level
For any type of trek in the Himalayas, a good fitness level is required to fully enjoy the trek and the beauty of the scenery. For Annapurna Circuit 10 days trek fitness level we do advise practising in higher altitudes including hiking, jogging, or joining a gym and boosting your stamina pre-departure to be at your best during this incredible trek in Nepal.
Hiking Annapurna circuit trek accommodation
The 10 days Annapurna Circuit walking holiday is filled with charming guesthouses known for their warm hospitality and cheaper rates than the Everest region. At Alpine Eco Trek we strongly believe in sustainable tourism and make as much use of local facilities as possible. With guesthouses up to Muktinath, our trekking nights will be spent warm and cozy. Muktinath and Jomsom have hotels available with a bit more comfort and facilities. The guesthouses on the way from Chame to Muktinath have mostly warm water and WIFI access. During the 10 days trek except for Kathmandu and Pokhara, an all-in plan is included. This means that during the trekking part of this package breakfast, lunch and dinner are also included.
Annapurna Circuit guided trek food and drink
Meals during the trek have a great choice from the lodge's restaurants, normally we will provide dinner and breakfast on the Guesthouse where we will spend the night and lunch will be provided while walking on the trail from the teahouses. And the cost of all the food we provided is included in the price of the trek. You can eat as much as you like.
Buying a plastic water bottle is not recommended because plastic is a big problem on trekking routes across the Himalayas, as most of these small alpine villages have no waste disposal system. This is leaving mountainsides filthy with discarded plastic bottles, which is really not how we want to be treating these areas of striking natural beauty.
It is not advisable to drink Tap Water as well but you would really do need to be drinking a lot on the trail as you would be walking long distances at high altitudes.
So that we would like to recommend you get a steel reusable water bottle in Kathmandu or bring it from your home. Along the trail, there are many villages with purified drinking water stations. Here you can refill your bottle and it actually works out much cheaper than buying bottled water. You can also use water purification tablets or buy a steripen. During the evenings, we would often order pots of hot water and drink that, you can also fill up your bottle with any remaining in the pot and it will still be good to drink the next day.
What should you pack for Annapurna circuit hiking?
The type of equipment required for this trek is not advanced. With standard gear, you can easily complete this amazing trek in Nepal. In early autumn we do recommend bringing some rainproof equipment. Sometimes the rains have not ended yet at the start of autumn and we might need to trek during rainfall. Otherwise some light night gear and a comfortable sleeping bag for the guesthouses. The trek up to Thorang La can be steep for some so we do advise bringing a pair of trekking sticks to make the ascend easier for you. Find a packing list here.