Asiana Treks

Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Best Price
Duration
16 days
Max. Elevation
5416 m / 17769 ft
Group size
1 - 15
Level
MODERATE
Transportation

Local Bus/4 wheel drive

Best Season
Sep, Nov, Feb & June
Accomodation
Simple Guest House.
Meals
B/L/D in Trekking B/B/ in KTM and PKR
Starts at/ Ends at
kathmandu / kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu- Bahaundanda-Chame- Pisang - Manang- Throngla Pass- Muktinath- Kagbeni-Jomsom -Pokhara-Kathmandu

Highlights

    • Lavish woods of Rhododendrons and oaks.
    • Roaming around the Gurung villages.
    • Brief looks at the rural way of life of Nepalese people.
    • Flavourful Nepalese Daal-Bhat.
    • Look at staggering perspectives on Mt.Machhapuchre(Fishtail) and mas

Overview

Overview

The Annapurna Circuit Trek, also known as the Annapurna Round Trek, is an exhilarating high-altitude adventure that beckons trekkers to conquer the world's highest mountain pass, Thorong La, at 5,416 meters. This trail offers rugged mountain paths with breathtaking Himalayan panoramas, making it a must-visit for trekking enthusiasts.
In the Annapurna circuit, you can experience the warm hospitality of the Gurung community and explore picturesque mountain villages with unique cultures. The trek follows the remarkable Marshyangdi River basin valley, offering stunning views of the Annapurna range. Each has its unique culture, adding different experiences.
Ascending to Manang, you'll witness the transformation from lush forests to barren alpine terrain. The thrilling ascent to Thorong La Pass is the highlight, rewarding unmatched panoramic views.
Enjoy delicious local hygiene meals on the trek, rest in comfortable accommodations in Kathmandu, and cozy tea houses on the trail. The memories of Gurung hospitality and the Himalayan landscapes will captivate your heart.
The Annapurna Circuit Trek is a ten-top trekking destination recognized by Lonely Planet. It unfolds in the Annapurna region, featuring mesmerizing views and rich biodiversity within the Annapurna Conservation Area Project. The region has lush valleys, terraced fields, ancient villages, and hidden gems like caves and temples.
The journey showcases the grandeur of the Himalayas, deep blue lakes, an alluring cascade, and the renowned Thorong La Pass. The trek typically starts from Besisahar and covers iconic destinations like Chame, Pisang, and Manang, culminating at Thorong La Pass.
You'll pass through the largest Rhododendron forest on the way back via Ghorepani, home to diverse flora and fauna, and witness breathtaking mountain peaks, including Mt. Annapurna, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak and more. The route also leads to the sacred site of Muktinath, the God of salvation, making the Annapurna Circuit a versatile trail for various interests.

Annapurna Circuit trek itinerary:


Asiana Treks and Tours has the perfect Annapurna Circuit trekking itinerary. Travelers who desire to explore Nepal with moderate physical fitness. You'll discover the best places for breathtaking views from the city to the countryside. Experience the contrast of cold nights at ABC to relaxing in hot natural springs an unforgettable lifetime journey.


Annapurna Circuit Trekking Distance:


The Annapurna Circuit trek spans approximately 160 kilometers-230 kilometers, or 99 miles to 142 miles, depending on the chosen itinerary. The route typically spans 14 days. Extending the itinerary by two days allows for a return trek to Pokhara through picturesque villages like Landruk, Tolka, Pothana, and Dhampus, and concluding at Phedi. Our package tour ensures reliability in terms of cost, itinerary, and overall experience. For Nepali citizens, the Annapurna Base Camp trek typically ranges from US$500 to 1000, with variations depending on group size, service level, guide and porter services, transportation preferences, and accommodation choices in Kathmandu or Pokhara. This cost estimation is subject to the types of trekking gear and accommodation preferences.


Annapurna Circuit Trekking route:


The Annapurna Circuit Trekking route showcases awe-inspiring natural beauty. Starting in lush valleys with terraced fields and traditional villages, the journey unfolds amidst the Himalayan foothills. Rhododendron forests bloom in spring, accompanied by cascading waterfalls and snow-capped peaks. Traversing wildflower meadows and crossing suspension bridges over mountain streams, the landscape evolves as you ascend. Approaching Annapurna Base Camp, rugged terrain and glacial moraines dominate, leading to panoramic views of towering peaks like Annapurna I and Machhapuchhre. The trek promises unforgettable moments, whether you're a seasoned trekker or novice adventurer, offering an unparalleled journey through Earth's most breathtaking landscapes.


Annapurna Circuit trekking price:


 Our package tour ensures reliability in terms of cost, itinerary, and overall experience. For Nepali citizens, the Annapurna Base Camp trek typically ranges from US$ 500 to 1000, and for foreigners, US$ 715 to 1385, variations depending on group size, service level, guide and porter services, transportation preferences, and accommodation category in Kathmandu or Pokhara. This cost estimation is subject to the types of trekking gear and accommodation preferences. However, we could end the trek via Landruk and Dhampus if you avoid Kathmandu sightseeing and Pokhara exploration.


Annapurna Circuit trekking Height:


Annapurna Circuit Trekking is one of the most charismatic and beautiful trekking routes available in Nepal, which starts from the altitude of 1,337-meter high capital city, Kathmandu. There you begin your jeep drive to Bessi Sahar and pass through deep caves, rice-terraced fields, and typical Nepali villages. Some of the top viewpoints are in the ancient but high-altitude village of Manang at 3,540 meters. Trek takes you at an elevation of 5416 meters at the top of Thorong La Pass where you will enjoy stunning views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. Via the foot of the holy city of Muktinath, over Marpha and Jomsom, the riders pass to the road among the rich villages renowned for their Tibetan fruits and wines. Be it Pokhara, a peaceful town riverside, at 827 meters.


Major villages of Annapurna Circuit Trekking:


The major Magar and Gurung ethnic villages along the Annapurna Circuit Trekking route are Bahundanda, Chamje, Bagarchap, Pisang, Manang, Yak Kharks, Thorong Fedi, Thorong La Pass, Muktinath, Jomsom and Ghorepani. The return route passes through Hotspring, Mataque, Sewai, Berithati, and Nayapul and finally drives back to Pokhara. These villages are significant landmarks and offer scenic beauty and accommodation options along the Annapurna Circuit Trekking route.


Best Viewpoints Annapurna Circuit Trekking:


These viewpoints provide unforgettable experiences, highlighting the beauty of the Annapurna Circuit.Annapurna Circuit Trek offers breathtaking viewpoints, showcasing stunning panoramas of the surrounding Himalayan peaks. Here are the critical views along the route:


Ghyaru and Ngawal: These traditional villages off the main trail offer serene viewpoints with close-up views of Annapurna II, IV, and III. They provide a quieter and more cultural experience than other viewpoints along the trek.


Manang Valley Viewpoints: As you trek through the Manang Valley, several viewpoints offer incredible vistas of the surrounding peaks, including Gangapurna and the Chulu peaks. These viewpoints provide a glimpse into the traditional Tibetan-influenced villages and the stark landscapes of the Mustang region.


Thorong La Pass (5,416 meters / 17,769 feet): This is the highest point of the Annapurna Circuit trek which offers stunning and panoramic views of the entire Annapurna range, including Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Gangapurna, and Tilicho Peak. The sunrise and sunset views from Thorong La Pass are particularly spectacular.


Jomsom and Kagbeni: These towns in the lower Mustang region offer unique views of the arid, desert-like landscapes with a backdrop of snow-capped peaks. The views here are starkly different from the lush greenery of the lower valleys, showcasing the diversity of landscapes on the Annapurna Circuit.


Poon Hill (3,210 meters / 10,531 feet): Although technically part of the Annapurna Ghorepani trek, many Annapurna Circuit trekkers also visit Poon Hill for its stunning sunrise views over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. It offers a panoramic view of peaks such as Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail), and Dhaulagiri.


On the way down Banthati Ulleri: Experience impressive mountain vistas during the second day of trekking.


Near Naudanda and Kande: On the way to Nayapul, enjoy magnificent views of the mountains and rice terraces.


Biodiversity of Annapurna Circuit trekking: 


The Annapurna Circuit trekking trail is a biodiversity hotspot, perfect for nature lovers. Lush forests in the lower regions house various bird species, including rhododendrons and bamboo. Alpine meadows greet you higher up with vibrant wildflowers. Look out for elusive wildlife like Himalayan thars and snow leopards, while diverse birdlife, including the Himalayan Monal, adds to the experience. This trek offers a captivating glimpse into the Himalayan ecosystems, promising an unforgettable journey through nature's diversity.


Festivals and cultures in Annapurna Circuit Trekking:

 

You'll immerse yourself in vibrant festivals and cultural traditions along the Annapurna Circuit Trekking route. The region, predominantly inhabited by ethnic groups like the Gurungs and Magars, celebrates various festivals. 

Dashain, typically in September or October, is a significant Hindu festival symbolizing the triumph of good over evil. Villages burst with colorful decorations, music, and dances as families gather for blessings and feasts.

Tihar, known as the Festival of Lights, falls in October or November. This five-day celebration honors animals and the goddess of wealth, Laxmi. Oil lamps light up homes, and rituals bring prosperity and fortune.

These festivals offer a unique and lifetime experience, as well as Nepalese culture with the majestic beauty of the Himalayas.


Advantage book with Asiana Treks and tours:


We provide the best experienced local guide for you on your Trek. Our booking process is hassle-free. We guarantee your happiness and offer the best price for your Trek. Group discounts are available based on the number of participants, so you can save more when trekking with friends or family.

Currency Exchange:


The Nepalese rupee is Nepali currency, and 1 USD is approximately 130 NPR. Only NPR is accepted in Nepal, so it's best to bring cash to facilitate transactions. Banks and ATMs in Kathmandu provide currency exchange services but note that most banks prefer new, crisp notes.

Luggage and extra storage:


We cover the cost of porters for your luggage, but the maximum weight limit is 12 kg per person. Each porter carries luggage for two trekkers; please share a duffle bag with another. Our porters will carry only up to 25 kg each. If you need a porter for yourself, we can arrange that. We also recommend carrying a small backpack for your valuables and important documents. You can leave extra luggage at our office for free and at a hotel in Pokhara, Namche, etc.

Weather Conditions of Annapurna Circuit Trekking:


Each season offers unique experiences during the ABC Trek. Spring brings mild weather and blooming rhododendrons, while summer provides lush vegetation despite the monsoon. Autumn features clear skies and vibrant festivals, and winter offers snowy peaks with fewer crowds.

Trek Difficulty:


The Annapurna base camp Trek is moderately complex, requiring 5-7 hours of daily hiking. While no technical skills are necessary, being reasonably fit for trekking at higher altitudes is essential. Trekkers with pre-existing medical conditions should inform us before booking their trip.

Group & Private Treks:


We organize many group and private treks simultaneously, with discounts available for larger groups. Every group will have a trekking guide and porters; an assistant guide may be provided for larger groups. Our team ensures a safe and enjoyable trekking experience for all participants.

Responsible Travel:


We prioritize responsible travel to minimize environmental impact and support local communities. We collaborate with organizations like the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) to promote eco-friendly practices in trekking regions.

Notes : Please be aware that the itinerary may change due to weather or other factors, and we'll adjust it accordingly for the group's safety and enjoyment. We look forward to guiding you through the stunning landscapes of the Annapurna region and ensuring a memorable trekking experience.

About solo traveler:


If you're a solo traveler, please contact us to confirm departure dates before booking. You can tell us via call, WhatsApp, or email. We have listed upcoming departure dates for your convenience. Feel free to share the trip details with friends and family.

Accommodation :


You'll stay in different places along the way during the Annapurna Trek. You'll spend eight nights in lodges in the trekking regions and two nights in a hotel in Pokhara. At some stops, you will have rooms with bathrooms, but most places you'll stay in are standard rooms shared with other People.

If you're traveling alone, we'll arrange for you to have a private room with a bathroom in Kathmandu and Pokhara; most places do not have private bathrooms. In Kathmandu or Pokhara, your hotel room will have a bathroom, TV, hot water 24/7, electricity, and laundry service. 


Meals during the trip:


Eating well is essential since the ABC Trek takes you through the high Himalayas. You'll have plenty of nutritious meals in the trekking regions, although the options won't be as varied as in the cities. You'll get ten breakfasts, nine lunches, and nine dinners during the Trek. The menu includes local, Asian, and Western dishes, but it gets more straightforward as you climb higher. Try popular Nepali foods like lentils, rice, curry, dumplings, noodles, Spagaties, and many more.
We highly recommend eating fresh vegetables and drinking liquids like green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea, and garlic soup, especially at high altitudes. While non-vegetarian options are available during the Trek, we suggest avoiding them for hygiene reasons. It's also best to steer clear of dairy, cheese, alcohol, caffeine, and hot chocolate. Personal expenses like alcoholic drinks and extra beverages at lodges or cafes aren't included in the package.

Extra Personal Expenses:


While most expenses during the Trek are covered, you'll need to spend money on accommodations and meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara, souvenirs, and additional beverages. We estimate about USD 10-20 per trekking day for miscellaneous expenses.

Electricity voltage and plugs:


However, 95 % of Nepali people have access to electricity as of May 29, 2023. almost popular trekking routes, teahouses, and lodges have electricity. However, some isolated and solo trekking tea houses in the jungle don't have electricity; 
Most of these tea houses let travelers charge their devices for a small fee. The average electrical voltage in Nepal is 230 volts, with plug types like Type C, Type D, and Type M. Travellers should bring a suitable adapter and, if needed, a voltage converter for their electronic devices."

Drinking water:


Nepal is the second country in the world regarding water sources after Brazil. According to the Nepal government, only 27% of people here have clean drinking water. You can buy mineral water in teahouses, but it is expensive; people prefer plastic bottles in some trekking areas. So, there are some safe drinking water stations where you can refill your bottle. However, we recommend carrying Steripen, iodine drops, water purification tablets for safe drinking, and refillable water bottles for boiled or filtered water. We strongly advise not to drink from taps, wells, and rivers in trekking areas. However, in all the city areas, Mineral water is available at a reasonable cost everywhere.

Communication:


The guest houses in the trekking regions have internet access. You could buy a SIM card at Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu and Pokhara. However, the signal may need to be more assertive at high altitudes. Our office keeps in touch with all trekking teams via the trek guide at least once daily to ensure everything goes as planned.

Our Team:


Our team includes qualified guides, Sherpas, porters, and assistant guides for larger groups. They're local Himalayan people with high endurance and experience at high altitudes. We ensure their well-being by covering their expenses and providing necessary training.

Trip Extension:


Suppose you have extra days in Nepal after the Trek. In that case, we can arrange a tour, overnight stay at Nagarkot Balthali or any other place around Kathmandu and Chitwan, jungle safari, paragliding, rafting, canyoning, or other treks. Do not hesitate to Inform us. We will create the best for you.


Tipping:


Tipping is appreciated in Nepali culture and reflects the quality of service provided. You decide how much to tip, but we recommend tipping as a group at the end of the trip.

End of Trek:


On the eleventh day, you'll take a bus from Pokhara back to Kathmandu, which takes about seven hours. Alternatively, you can fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu for an extra fee. In the evening, we'll host a farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

Departure:


On the day of your departure flight, we'll come to pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport. We hope you enjoyed the Nepal trek and will consider returning for more adventures in Nepal.

Feedback:


After you complete the ABC Trek, we'll organize a farewell dinner in Kathmandu and present you with a trekking achievement certificate. After the dinner, you can provide feedback about the Trek on travel portals.

Useful Info:


Please remember that sometimes unforeseen circumstances, such as inclement weather or unavailable lodging, may cause the schedule to be altered. Your trip guide will design a fresh schedule based on the group's interests in such circumstances. 

Typical Day:


Each day of the Trek brings new experiences as you explore different places, enjoy breathtaking landscapes, and converse with locals to learn more about their customs and culture. Our guides will provide information about the places you visit.
Trekking usually starts around 7-8 am, depending on the distance to cover and the terrain. We'll stop for lunch after about three hours of Trekking, usually on the way to our destination for the day. After lunch, you'll have an hour to rest before continuing the Trek. The afternoon trek is shorter, and once we reach our destination, you'll have time to explore until it gets dark. Dinner is served around 6-7 pm, followed by a briefing from your trek leader about the next day's plan. Afterward, you can relax and entertain yourself with games or learn Nepali words from our crew.

Last-Minute Booking:


If you can't book in advance, we offer last-minute bookings. Full payment is required 24 hours before departure. While we do our best to accommodate last-minute bookings, delays may occur due to unforeseen circumstances.

About the risky zone in Annapurna circuit Trekking:


There are some risky areas to watch out for during the Annapurna Circuit Trek. This Trek is also known as the Annapurna Round Trek. Certain parts of the trail, such as the steep up  From Thorang Phedi to the top and descent from Thorangla -Past to Near Muktinath, especially during snowfall or heavy rains in winter and March. Our guides are familiar with these risky spots and can help navigate them safely. Travelers sometimes run into difficulties, and sadly, some have even lost their lives while trekking to Annapurna Base Camp without a guide and proper information.

Drinking more than three liters of water daily is essential when trekking in higher terrain to prevent dehydration. Staying hydrated while trekking in Nepal's Himalayan region is crucial for your safety. You can find water taps in some areas, but you must ensure safe drinking. While mineral water is available in guest houses along popular routes, it can be costly. However, in the Annapurna region, safe water stations allow you to refill your water bottle safely. Your guide can assist you in purchasing boiled water from guest houses, which is cheaper than mineral water. A good suggestion is to bring a water filter, iodine drops, water purification tablets, and a Steri pen to treat water from streams or other natural sources along the trail. You must ensure that your water is safe to drink.

It would help if you had permits to travel to the Annapurna region or visit the Annapurna Base Camp. These permits include the TIMS card and the Annapurna Conservation Area permit. You can get these permits in Kathmandu or Pokhara from registered trekking companies. The cost is NPR 2000 (USD 17) per person for the TIMS card and NPR 33930(USD 26) per person for the Annapurna Conservation Area permit.Ghyaru and Ngawal: These traditional villages off the main trail offer serene viewpoints with close-up views of Annapurna II, IV, and III. They provide a quieter and more cultural experience than other viewpoints along the trek.

Manang Valley Viewpoints: As you trek through the Manang Valley, several viewpoints offer incredible vistas of the surrounding peaks, including Gangapurna and the Chulu peaks. These viewpoints provide a glimpse into the traditional Tibetan-influenced villages and the stark landscapes of the Mustang region.

Thorong La Pass (5,416 meters / 17,769 feet): This is the highest point of the Annapurna Circuit trek which offers stunning and panoramic views of the entire Annapurna range, including Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Gangapurna, and Tilicho Peak. The sunrise and sunset views from Thorong La Pass are particularly spectacular.

Jomsom and Kagbeni: These towns in the lower Mustang region offer unique views of the arid, desert-like landscapes with a backdrop of snow-capped peaks. The views here are starkly different from the lush greenery of the lower valleys, showcasing the diversity of landscapes on the Annapurna Circuit.

Poon Hill (3,210 meters / 10,531 feet): Although technically part of the Annapurna Ghorepani trek, many Annapurna Circuit trekkers also visit Poon Hill for its stunning sunrise views over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. It offers a panoramic view of peaks such as Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail), and Dhaulagiri.

Important Note

Best time to travel to Nepal :


Nepal is a country of differences with various landscapes, including towering mountain ranges, lush forests, and a vibrant cultural heritage. The best time to travel to Nepal depends on your preferences and the type of excursions or events you intend to participate in. Generally, Nepal has four distinct seasons, each with unique charms and challenges.


Autumn Season: September to November is Nepal's best time for Trekking and outdoor activities. Clear skies, pleasant temperatures, and festivals like Dashain Tihar and Chhat make this period ideal for experiencing Nepali culture.


Winter Season: Cold temperatures start in late November or early December, but clear skies suit budget travelers. Lower-elevation treks and skiing/snowboarding in ski resorts are popular activities.


Spring Season: From late February to May, warmer temperatures make it perfect for Trekking. Rhododendrons bloom, adding to the scenic beauty. Celebrations like Holi and Buddha Jayanti occur during this time.


Summer Season: Monsoon rains from June to August make trekking challenging, but it's a great time to experience lush greenery and agriculture. Ideal for peace seekers and cultural tours of cities accessible by road.


Weather Conditions of Annapurna circuit Trekking:


Each season offers unique experiences during the Annapurna Circuit Trek. Spring brings mild weather and blooming rhododendrons, while summer provides lush vegetation despite the monsoon. Autumn features clear skies and vibrant festivals, and winter offers snowy peaks with fewer crowds.

Spring temperatures range from 12 to -5 degrees Celsius from March to May. Summer temperatures range between 18 and -3 degrees Celsius from June to August. Autumn, the peak season, has temperatures from 29 to -11 degrees Celsius. Winter brings snow and temperatures from 9.3 to -20 degrees Celsius. However according to government and metrologist Monsoon start from June 13 and end at October 2.

Our destination experiences four distinct seasons – summer, spring, autumn, and winter. Summer, also known as the rainy season, is characterized by frequent rainfalls and muddy terrain, which can affect certain outdoor activities. On the other hand, spring brings low rain, clear skies, and vibrant nature with blooming flowers. Prepare for harsh weather and extremely low temperatures in winter, making the trek more challenging. However, the sight of the snow-covered trail will be rewarding.These weather patterns can help you plan your activities and pack according to your wishes.


Entry permit and requirements:


To visit Nepal, you need a valid passport and a visa. You can quickly get an arrival visa at entry points or Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport. However, some people need a permit before they come, so it's good to check with the nearest Nepalese embassy.

Some nationalities that don't get visas from immigration entry points in Nepal are Nigeria, Iraq, Ghana, Afghanistan, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Somalia, Palestine, and Ethiopia.


There are three types of visas, as in the table below: 


Fifteen days, 30 days, or 90 days. The cost varies from $30 to $125 depending on how long you want to stay. You can pay in US dollars or other significant currencies, sometimes even Nepalese rupees.

If you're coming for business, you can get a suitable visa for up to 5 years. The fee depends on how much money you're investing. If you invest less than 10 million Nepalese rupees, it's $35 per month, $400 per year, or $1000 for five years. If you invest more, the fees are lower; if you invest more than 100 million Nepalese rupees, you don't have to pay any fees.

People from SAARC countries get a free 30-day visa. Indians don't need a visa, but they must show ID, like a passport or citizenship card. Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months. And it's a good idea to have travel insurance which covers medical treatment and emergency evacuation.

Some places in Nepal require a separate permit to visit. 


Tims and Permit for Annapurna Circuit Trekking :


TIMS and permits are compulsory to travel to the Annapurna region or visit the Annapurna Circuit Trekking. These permits include the TIMS card and the Annapurna Conservation Area permit. You can get these permits in Kathmandu or Pokhara from registered trekking companies.

The Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permits foreigners 3000 Rs per person, which is $26$ in equivalent.

The TIMS card is 2000 Rs Per person (USD 17). in equivalent.

The ACAP permit for Indians is 1500 RS per person, and the TIMS is 600 RS per person.


Travel Insurance:


Asiana Treks and Tours strongly advises our valuable clients to have travel insurance that protects adventurous activities at high altitudes above 5,000 m. This comprehensive coverage, which includes accidents and emergency help, will provide you with the peace of mind you need during your high-altitude adventure.

However, you can get this insurance online from different companies. Here are some popular trekking choices for Everest Base Camp.

USA and Canada: Tugo, United Health Care, World Nomad, Blue Cross

Australia and New Zealand: Fast Cover, Allianz Australia

Singapore: Ergo, World Nomad Explore plan level 3.

Europe: Europe Assistance, Austrian Alpine Club, Allianz Europe.

India: ICICI Lombard

But make sure the policy covers trekking up to 5985 m altitude. These are just suggestions, so the policies and what they cover might vary. It's best to contact these insurers directly to ask about what they offer before you buy anything.


High Altitude Sickness and Acclimatisation:


Altitude sickness is common among hikers in Nepal's Himalayan Region. It happens when the body doesn't get enough oxygen at higher elevations, causing headaches and dizziness. Acclimatization is essential to prevent this. It means gradually getting used to higher altitudes by resting, drinking fluids, and ascending slowly. Spending an extra day at lower elevations before going higher is the best way to avoid altitude sickness. Hydration is the main issue during Trekking to prevent dehydration, which can worsen altitude sickness. Drinking plenty of water, tea, and soup can help. Trekkers can also take medicines like acetazolamide or dexamethasone to relieve symptoms. However, it's best to consult a doctor first. Proper acclimatization techniques are like "climb high, sleep low," and please keep in mind that during your trek, you should always stay hydrated, which would reduce the risk of altitude sickness. Booking with an experienced guide can ensure you get the right advice and help during your trek.


Fitness and Training:


Trekking and climbing in Nepal's Hilly region and high-terrain Himalayas require physical fitness and training for a safe journey. Trekking involves walking long distances, sometimes for hours daily, over different terrain and at high altitudes. To build stamina and prepare the body, it's best to start fitness activities a few months before the trip, including cardio, strength, and endurance training.

Your journey to Nepal can be safe and successful with physical fitness, training, and preparation. Be aware of the risks and challenges, and take necessary safety measures for a fun and secure trip.


Packing Check list:


When planning a trip to Nepal, packing the right gear is crucial for a successful journey, which includes clothing, equipment, and accessories tailored to your trek and the time of year. If you're trekking, pack light unless you're hiring a porter. Consider renting or buying gear in Nepal to save space. Ensure your equipment is high-quality and in good condition to avoid problems in the mountains. Take our suggestions to prepare your baggage correctly. Lastly, double-check the weather forecast and ensure you have all the necessary items for a safe and comfortable trip.


Typical Day:


Each day of the Trek brings new experiences as you explore different places, enjoy breathtaking landscapes, and converse with locals to learn more about their customs and culture. Our guides will provide information about the places you visit.Trekking usually starts around 7-8 am, depending on the distance to cover and the terrain. We'll stop for lunch after about three hours of Trekking, usually on the way to our destination for the day. After lunch, you'll have an hour to rest before continuing the Trek. The afternoon trek is shorter, and once we reach our destination, you'll have time to explore until it gets dark. Dinner is served around 6-7 pm, followed by a briefing from your trek leader about the next day's plan. Afterward, you can relax and entertain yourself with games or learn Nepali words from our crew.


About the sensitive zone in Annapurna Circuit Trekking:


There are always risks when you go high above 3000 meters. Beware of sudden weather changes and coming hazards. However, some trekking routes have risky areas to watch out for during the Annapurna Circuit Trek. This trek is also known as the Annapurna round trek. Certain parts of the trail, from Highcamp to Throng Pass and Throng Pass to the steep descent to Muktinath, are especially during snowfall or heavy rains in winter and March. Our guides are familiar with these risky spots and can help navigate them safely. Travelers sometimes encounter difficulties; sadly, some have even lost their lives while trekking to Annapurna Circuit Trekking without a guide and proper information. Sometimes, trekkers opt for untrained and inexpensive guides they find on the street who have zero knowledge about mountain hazards. As a result, trekkers face a big problem. This was evident during the 2015 incident on the way to Thorang-Pass trekking. Subsequently, blame is often unfairly directed towards trained guides, which is inaccurate.

Trip Itinerary

Your trip day starts today when you arrive to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Upon your arrival, you will be received by our representative at the airport. He will be carrying a signboard with our company’s name on it. Then you will be transferred to the tour hotel and checked in. A trip briefing will follow later today and the time will be notified to you by the representative who picks you up from the airport. We will come to meet and brief you about the trip at the fixed time. Until then just relax or explore a bit of surrounding.

Max. altitude

1337 m/ 4385 ft

Accomodation

3* hotel

Meals

Only Hotel Today


Max. altitude

1337 m/ 4385 ft

Hours

6 hrs

Accomodation

3* hotel

Meals

B/B

Kathmandu – Bahundanda 1310 meter. Take your breakfast early in the morning and check out the hotel to go to Bahundanda today. A beautiful scenic drive of about seven hours by tourist bus takes you to the starting point of Annapurna Circuit Trekking, Bulbule via Besi Shahar. Take a local bus ride to Bahundanda from Bulbule. Although a long and bumpy drive, the highway brings to you some of the amazing countryside scenario so that you will have a little bit of understanding of how rural Nepal looks like. Check into a simple guest house and rest.

Max. altitude

1310 m/ 4296

Hours

6 hrs

Accomodation

Best guest house

Meals

B/L/D

Start the trek for the day after your breakfast in the guest house. After trekking for about five hours, you reach a beautiful village of Chamje to stay overnight. The trek in between these two places is a beautiful cultural experience. Once in Chamje, check into a simple tea house.

Max. altitude

1385m/4542 ft

Hours

5-6 hrs

Accomodation

Best guest house

Meals

B/L/D

About six hours of trek today will take you to Bagarchhap. After you take breakfast at the tea house, start the trek. Hike towards Bagarchhap on your pace taking in all the beautiful things that you come across the trekking of the day. Check into a tea house and relax.

Max. altitude

2126 m/6973 ft

Hours

5 hrs

Accomodation

Best guest house

Meals

B/L/D

You are slowly gaining elevation every day you walk to the new destination. Your walk to Chame will start after breakfast today. Five hours of walk today take you the elevation of 2650 meters to the town of Chame, the headquarters of Manang district. Enjoy some spectacular views of the mountain peaks in the Himalayas.


Max. altitude

2710m/8888 ft

Hours

6 hrs

Accomodation

Best guest house

Meals

B/L/D

Trek to Pisang for about six hours after breakfast. You are gaining some elevation today as well. Every next overnight staying place will be at a higher elevation gaining height towards Thorong La. Once in Pisang, check into a tea house and enjoy the view of the mountains.

Max. altitude

3250m/10661 ft

Hours

6-7 hrs

Accomodation

Best guest house

Meals

B/L/D

Walk to Manang today enjoying great views of the Himalayas. A beautiful town of Manang waits you at the other end while you start the trek of the day from Pisang. An approximately five hours in between Pisang and Manang brings you to some of the spectacular places that make you trip for the day. Stay in a tea at Manang.


Max. altitude

3540 m/ 11611 ft

Hours

5 hrs

Accomodation

Best guest house

Meals

B/L/D

Spend a day hiking and exploring around Manang so that you acclimatize with the high altitude environment and your further trekking days become easier.


Max. altitude

3540 m/ 11611 ft

Hours

5 hrs

Accomodation

Best guest house

Meals

B/L/D

High elevation trek today takes you to Yak Kharka at the height of 4000 meters above sea level. After the acclimatization in Manang, your body adapts to the trekking at this elevation. Despite the high level difficulty in the trek, the incredible view around the Himalayas gives you strength to move ahead towards the destination today.

Max. altitude

4050m/13284 ft

Hours

6 hrs

Accomodation

Best guest house

Meals

B/L/D

Today’s walk is about five hours after the breakfast to Thorong Phedi from where the ascension to Thorong La very early morning tomorrow will start. Take enough time to get a good rest so that you get all set for tomorrow.


Max. altitude

4550m/14924 ft

Hours

6 hrs

Accomodation

Best guest house

Meals

B/L/D

Start the adventure today very early morning. You are going to achieve the culmination of the trek, Thorong La, today. Crossing the pass over 5400 meters above sea level is certainly an exciting adventure. Ascend the mountain on the trail on slow pace to only to find the breathtaking Thorong La on the top waiting you there. After crossing the pass, trek down to Muktinath, a beautiful village in the mountains.


Max. altitude

3810 m/12496 ft

Hours

8-9 hrs

Accomodation

Best guest house

Meals

B/L/D

Trek from Muktinath to the charming mountain town of Jomsom. Spend leisurely time exploring the beautiful Jomsom. Your trekking adventure comes to end here so give your legs some rest after these many days of walking in the Himalayas. Enjoy an easy day.

Max. altitude

2737m/8977 ft

Hours

4-5 hrs

Accomodation

Best guest house

Meals

B/L/D

Take an early morning flight to Pokhara. A short flight of about twenty minutes brings you the beautiful lake city, Pokhara. Check into hotel. After spending some quiet days in the mountains, you might be craving for some city civilization. Lakeside town in Pokhara will bring your craving to reality. Enjoy you free day today in Pokhara strolling around lakeside.

Max. altitude

827 m/ 2713 ft

Hours

fly from Jomsom to Pokhara hrs

Accomodation

3* hotel

Meals

B/L

Drive back to Kathmandu after breakfast. Or you have an option to fly back to Kathmandu paying an additional cost for the ticket. Check into hotel once you arrive to Kathmandu and freshen up. We will go for dinner later in the evening.


Max. altitude

1337 m/ 4385 ft

You will be transferred to the airport as per your flight schedule. We will pick you up from the hotel three hours prior to your flight time. If you continuous trek all the way down via Beni, via Ghorepani to state right Pokhara. via Tadapani Ghandruk or via Annapurna sanctuary (ABC) tells us, we creat itinerary according to your interest and time.

Max. altitude

1337 m/ 4385 ft

Hours

30 minute drive to Airport hrs

Meals

breakfast only
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Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Includes

    • Airport pick up and transfer to hotel
    • Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu and Pokhara at 3-star category with breakfast.
    • A day of Kathmandu sightseeing with an English/ any other foreign language city guide.
    • First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation at higher altitudes.
    • Land transportation Kathmandu- Pokhara-Kathmandu
    • Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit, and TIMS cards
    • An experienced and first aid trained license holder trekking guide
    • Equipped and insured trekking porter (one porter for 2 persons, one porter carries 25 KG.)
    • Meals, insurance, salary, equipment, accommodation, transportation of our trekking crew
    • Tea House accommodation on a twin or multi-sharing basis during the trek
    • Applicable government taxes (13% VAT and 10% tourism service charges)
    • Farewell dinner with culture show.

Doesn't Include

    • Nepal entry visa and your Travel/Medical insurance.
    • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
    • Single supplements in hotels except for solo trekking service.
    • Optional trips not specified in the itinerary.
    • Battery Charges( Available during trek with Extra cost)
    • Personal trekking equipment, and hot shower if need to pay.
    • Drinks (including tea) and Bar Bill (beverage)
    • Helicopter evacuation/rescue in case of emergency
    • Donations to the local organization.
    • Tipping to guide and porter.

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Equipment List

Clothing:
  • Lightweight, moisture-wicking base layers
  • Insulating layers (fleece or down jacket)
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket
  • Waterproof and breathable pants
  • Trekking pants (convertible to shorts are convenient)
  • Quick-drying T-shirts
  • Thermal socks
  • Waterproof and insulated gloves
  • Warm hat and sun hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
Footwear:
  • Comfortable, broken-in trekking boots
  • Gaiters (optional but can be useful in snow or rain)
Backpack:
  • Large backpack (50-70 liters) for carrying personal gear
  • Daypack (20-30 liters) for daily essentials during trekking
Sleeping Gear:
  • Sleeping bag suitable for low temperatures (rated for at least -10°C or lower)
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional for added warmth and hygiene)

Trekking Gear:
  • Trekking poles for stability
  • Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries
  • Water purification tablets or water filter
  • Refillable water bottles or a hydration system
  • Duct tape or repair kit for gear
Health and Hygiene:
  • First aid kit with basic medications (consult with a healthcare professional)
  • Personal medications and prescriptions
  • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Sunscreen with high SPF
  • Lip balm with UV protection
  • Personal hygiene items
Electronics:
  • Camera or smartphone for capturing memories
  • Power bank and charging cables
  • Travel adapter for electrical outlets
Climbing Gear (if attempting higher peaks):
  • Crampons
  • Ice axe
  • Harness
  • Helmet
Documents and Permits:
  • Passport and necessary permits
  • Travel insurance
  • Passport-sized photos
Miscellaneous:
  • Snacks and energy bars
  • Trekking map and guidebook
  • Whistle
  • Multi-tool or knife
  • Cash (local currency) and credit cards
  • Lightweight and compact daypack for exploring around base camps

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