Hiking in Nepal, it is on the bucket list of many nature lovers who like a challenge. For most trekkers, the Everest region has the greatest appeal. This makes sense, as Mount Everest is the highest point on earth. The Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most challenging treks in the region. We have some tips for you if you want to make this adventurous trek.
Location of the Annapurna Circuit
The Annapurna Circuit is located in the northern part of central Nepal near the city of Pokhara. During the Annapurna Circuit Trek you cross the Himalayas passing several Annapurna mountains. The absolute eye-catcher is the 8.091 meter high Annapurna I. But there are many other peaks that are not much lower.
- The Annapurna Circuit Trek is a big trek that requires a lot of preparation. This starts with the flight to Nepal, which is quite long. Regardless of the airline you fly with, you always have a stopover. We still see that it is often chaotic at the airports. Check in advance with Aviclaim for passenger rights so you know what you are entitled to in case of delays.
- Many trekkers complete the trek, which can also be done by less experienced hikers, in about two weeks. If you want to take it a little easier, you can also take an extra week. This way you can enjoy all the natural beauty much more.
- Most of the trekkers do the trekking with a guide. However, this is not necessary. The route is well signposted and you almost never walk alone. A porter, who carries your luggage for you, costs about 25 Euro per day. An organized trip with a guide and porters is of course much more comfortable.
- Make sure you have the right equipment. There are plenty of checklists online that you can keep as a guide. A good backpack and good walking shoes are of course indispensable. Also make sure you have a good warm sleeping bag and enough warm clothes. The nights in the Himalayas are very cold and the accommodations are not very well insulated.
- Don’t take unnecessary stuff like unnecessary electronics, evening wear etcetera. You won’t need it in the Himalayas. Remember that you can buy all kinds of things on the way. Remember that the higher you get, the higher the prices will be.
- Make sure you have enough cash with you. On the road you will hardly encounter ATMs. Take into account about 35 Euro per day. If you want to experience a lot of luxury, you will have to pay more for this of course.