Annapurna Trekking - First time
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Aug 8, 2013 1:59 AM Last Post By: mtodo
Jul 30, 2013 7:22 PM
Annapurna Trekking - First timeHola!
I am looking into the Annapurna Trekking in October. What and how exactly are the difference of the ABC and the Annapurna Circuit Trek besides the elevation? Or is that the one main difference? Also, it's my first time trekking, which is more recommended for a first-timer? Thanks in advance :)
Jul 30, 2013 9:45 PM
Jul 30, 2013 10:59 PM
2The Annapurna Circuit is a circuit, surprise surprise! It goes mostly up and up for several days, and then over Thorong La pass. Then it goes mostly down and down.
The ABC trek is a back and forth affair, meaning that you for at least a good portion of the trek go up one way and then back down the same way.
Both treks are nice, but I think the circuit is better for a first timer.
Besides, I agree with Roger. Read a guide book on the subject!
Jul 31, 2013 12:59 AM
3I agree with the 2 posts above - this sort of question is much too open to reasonably answer on a forum such as this- even if someone writes a very long reply, it is almsot certain that important matters would not be covered either sufficiently or at all (eg what medicines to carry). Forums like this are better suited to attempting to answer more specific questions.
Jul 31, 2013 6:29 AM
Personal blogs might be worth reading. for initial inspiration:. Here's a couple to begin with, but there are plenty more on gppgle:
For more specific details have a look at trekking agency websites though I would check any info with other sources too. Google the trek names or find weblinks on TAAN:
Guidebooks are the most useful and the most up-to-date is the Cicerone guide:
For the AC only, the NATT Guide is useful:
If considering considering other treks then the LP guide remains a good general guide:
You can'r lose with either trek, though pushing the trip back to November has advanteges...
Aug 1, 2013 12:09 AM
5If you've never trekked before you're in for a wonderful surprise. And you need to think carefully about kit - obvious things like wearing in boots helps, whether you want to use walking poles - and then how you're going to record it - camera? (if you're a v keen photographer it's worth a big camera, but if you plan to carry it round your neck it can get in the way on clambery bits), or a notebook/diary, with plenty of pens.
I'd check out all the kit advice, and then work out what will work for you.
Aug 8, 2013 1:59 AM
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