Annapurna region is a famous trekking region in Nepal. It is the busiest trekking destination in the world after the Everest base camp trek. Trekking to the Annapurna region is not much tricky. Every beginner can dot this trek. There are many trekking routes in the Annapurna trekking region. Annapurna Base camp trek is the most popular route.  Another popular trekking in the Annapurna circuit is scenic and adventurous trekking. Here we have given a few tips on Annapurna Region Trek.
Annapurna Region Trekking

Best season to plan Trekking to Annapurna Region.

We can plan a trek to the Annapurna Region any time of year. However, if you’re searching for the ideal times to go Trekking in Nepal, autumn (October-November/Mid December) and spring (February-April) are the most suitable times.
Autumn Season
Trekking is excellent from October through November/mid-December. Because it’s right after the monsoon. The sky is clear, the valleys are still green, the weather is pleasant, and the vistas along the road are simply breathtaking.
Spring Season
The months of February and April are the second-best for Trekking. The trails are now clear of snow and supportive, the weather is warm, blooming rhododendron and other flowers decorate the path, and the sun shines brightly, starting straight after the dry and snowy season.
Monsoon Season
Summer, which is swiftly followed by the monsoon, is not regarded as the ideal time to go Trekking, but it is hot and rainy. The trails are muddy and treacherous, and it’s challenging to get a clear perspective of the peak. Landslides can sometimes disrupt the path due to hilly conditions.
Winter Season
The weather is frigid and dry from December to early February, and heavy snowfall at high altitudes such as Thorangla and Annapurna Base Camp may close the trail. As a result, now is not a good season to go for Annapurna Region trek.

Equipment Checklist for Annapurna Region Trekking

The majority of the Trekking in the Annapurna region takes place in teahouses, and we will be staying in local lodges and eating at local lodges. As a result, the following packing list covers everything you’ll need on the Annapurna Region’s trekking routes.
Trekking boot, some pairs of socks, trousers (thermal and windbreaker), some pairs of T-shirts, pullover, light flesh jacket, windproof warm jacket, gloves, cap, sun hat, poncho or raincoat, sleeping bag (-20 recommended ) etc
Hand towel, soap, toothbrush, face wash, toothpaste, toilet paper, wet tissue paper,
Pain killer, bandage, cotton, Headache, stomachache, iodine, Diamox™ or Homeopathy coca 30
Chocolate, biscuits, chewing gum, etc
Camera battery, charger, flashlight, lighter, sun cream, small book, day bag, bag cover, a bag to give porter, sleeper, trekking pole, small knife, etc.
Environmentally friendly
Water bottle to refill the boiled water from the lodges, iodine tablets to purify the water, a rubbish bag to bring to the lodge or the right place, etc.

Permits required for the Annapurna Region trek

We usually require two different permits to go on any hike in the Annapurna Region. Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP). These permits are required to access the Annapurna Area, and ACAP personnel will examine them at several checkpoints. These cards are non-expiring, so you can spend as much time in the conservation area. But we recommend you only use them once. However, you’ll need a new permit to re-enter the Annapurna region’s other hiking trails.
If you’re trekking alone in Nepal don’t worry you can get these permissions from the Nepal Tourism Board. Nepal Tourism Board had its office in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Therefore, you can get them before your trek. If you are with the trekking company they will handle all necessary trekking permits.


Individual travellers must receive a Green TIMS card. The cost will be USD 20 per person. A trekking company like us will obtain a Blue TIMS card for group trekkers. If you are going on a trek with a  trekking company the cost of the TIMS card is around USD 10 per person.


To enter the Annapurna Conservation Area, all trekkers must get Entry Permits (ACAP). It will cost 1,000 Nepali rupees for SAARC nationals.  However, it will cost Nepali Rupees 3,000 for other residents (not from SAARC countries). Please visit the NTNC website for additional information: 

Accommodation Options

Along the trekking paths in the Annapurna Region, there are numerous tea houses and local mountain lodges. In comparison to city lodging over here, the accommodations are relatively basic. The further we climb, the more authentic the accommodations get. Rooms are usually shared by two people. They have minimal amenities, and it is recommended that you bring your own sleeping bag. Bathrooms with showers are uncommon. The hot showers in most of the hotels are powered by solar energy. If you’re staying at a higher elevation and don’t have access to a hot shower, you can pay extra for a bucket of hot water. At the same time at lower elevations, you can also enjoy WIFI which is available for a fee. However, at higher elevations, even charging electronics costs extra.
Annapurna Regjon Trekking

Food Options

Along the Annapurna Region trekking routes, a typical Nepalese lunch (rice, dal, curry, pickle, salads) is served. This Nepalese food combo is healthful, fresh, and high in calories. Dal Bhat is an excellent choice for the journey for everyone. However, some tea houses provide western lunch options like Chowmien, pasta, pancakes, Chopsuey etc. The other western dishes are also on their menus. Beverages such as bottles of water, beer, soda, tea/coffee, and hot lemon are also available along the trail. On the other hand, the prices increase as the altitude rises. Bringing a water bottle and energy boosters such as chocolate bars, energy bars, cheese, and peanuts from the city is preferable.  It is always expensive to buy these things during trekking.

How difficult is it to trek around the Annapurna?

In the Annapurna Region, there are a few different trekking options. Annapurna Circuit is a moderately challenging trek. While Annapurna Base Camp is a somewhat difficult walk. There are other short days of hiking or trekking in the Annapurna regions that are simple.
However, any physically fit person may finish any trekking in the Annapurna Region with ease. If you’re going high altitude trekking in the Annapurna Region, you’ll need to be prepared for multiple challenging climbs and downhills and walking on snow and ice trails (during the winter). Nonetheless, the Annapurna circuit trek’s Thorung La pass is the most challenging section of this walk.
The first step in preparing your body for trekking in Annapurna is to have a health check, exercise, and pre-training to get yourself ready for the trip. Concentrate on cardio and muscle-strengthening workouts while exercising. Begin exercising at least 4-6 weeks before the walk, eat well, and prepare with a cheerful attitude.

Travel Insurance

Any trekking in Nepal requires the purchase of travel insurance. Travel insurance covers any additional expenses that may occur due to injuries, health concerns, or accidents. It should also cover the expense of helicopter rescue and the costs of doctors’ fees, treatment, hospitalization, and transportation. Furthermore, the policy should cover the cost of any additional activities you want to do in Nepal that is not included in the package and the prices of theft and responsibility, cancellation, and misplaced luggage.

Trekking Maps

If you are travelling with a company in Nepal, they will provide you with a map as a welcome gift. However, if you are an individual traveller, make sure to acquire a map at the map house shop in Thamel.

Transportation or flight

The majority of trekking in the Annapurna Region begins in Pokhara. However, the Annapurna Circuit trip begins in Besisahar and ends in Nayapul. We travel to Pokhara from Kathmandu by tourist bus or charter private vehicle. Local buses will be less expensive than charter/tourist buses. In a limited timeframe, we can fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara (about 25 min ).

Are you ready for Annapurna Region Trek?

It’s always a good idea to hire the assistance of local trekking companies if you want a hassle-free journey in the Annapurna Region. For more than a year, Tripura Travelcations has been the market leader in the Himalayas. Tripura Travelcations and the local expert’s team are very courteous and dedicated to providing excellent service to their consumers.