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Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Group size: 

Minimum 2 pax

Max-Altitude: 

5555

Trip Grade:
 
Moderate

You are likely to walk for 6-7 hours each day over steep hilly terrain on usually rough trails but no real extremes of weather. Moderate trails entail reaching up to 5500 m with daily ascends of around 400-700 m. You will also be facing high altitude air with a low level of oxygen on some days and are therefore required to have a positive attitude and be physically fit. Previous hiking or camping experience is preferable.

Destination: 

Nepal

Best Season: 

Feb to Jun & Sep to Dec

Meals: 

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation:

 
3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Trek House during the Trek

Overview

Annapurna Circuit Trekking is one of the well-known trekking destinations in Nepal owing to the beautiful trails transitory over Marshyangdi & Kali Gandaki stream & exquisite panoramic splendor of vast mountains namely Mount Annapurna I ( 8091 m), Annapurna II (7937 m), Annapurna III (7555 m), Annapurna IV (7525 m), Manaslu (8163 m), Annapurna S (7219 m), Nilgiri (7041 m),Machhapuchhre (6998 m), Hiunchuli (6441 m), Lamjung Himal (6986 m), Tukuche (6920 m) &Tilicho Peak (7134 m).

One of the biospheres of the 10 tallest peaks, Annapurna Circuit Trek trail offers you sufficient diversity and this Circuit Trail is deliberated as one of the best and cautionary routes offering you the astounding eye-catching views of the whole Annapurna ranges of the Himalayas. The track advances its path in the route of Annapurna zone drawing the outskirts of Tibetan Plateau congregating in Marshyandi and Kali Gandaki river ultimately leading to Thorung La (5416 m) pass giving it a privilege of an additional name known as Annapurna Thorung La Pass.

In addition, Kali Gandaki gorge ( - deepest gorge in the world) acts as a bonus to conquer this beautiful Himalayan Shangri La. The striking views you get in this Annapurna Circuit Trek are glaciers, tall peaks, streams, valley, flora sideways with the occupancy of socially expanded societies of Sherpa folks, Tibetans folks, Thakali, Magars, Gurung, Brahmins, Chhetris and so on works as an amalgam of nature versus nurtured culture. Utmost of them are mostly Hindu folks but furthermost of them are Manangis’ and Buddhists in upper elevation which offers you the hint of Tibetan Buddhists culture.

The trajectory also precedes you to the Buddhist hamlets and Hindu holy spots, most particularly the locality of Muktinath - one of the well-known sanctified site for both Buddhists and Hindus plus Braga - one of the oldest antique monastery in this area.

In course of Annapurna Circuit Trek, you can enjoy diversified vegetation and wildlife and if auspicious - one can relish sights of rare sort of animals such as mountain goats, dotted leopards and jackals and much more. You will also be relishing the dual hot springs where you will be comforted during your hiking period.

If you had one month time and you also want to catch the best out of to go through the Himalayan country, then - trekking to the Annapurna Circuit is an excellent choice for you. The suitable month for Annapurna Circuit Trekking will be around the month of March to May (spring season) and September to December (fall/autumn season). During these periods, the weather will be flawless with moderate warmth and the night will be usually with cool winds.

So, this tour hike to Annapurna Region can be reserved as a whole set that contains a blend of picturesque natural beauty, the climatic disparity with rich ethnic culture, settlements, lifestyles, andtraditions of the people existing in this area of Nepal.

Ganesh Himal Hiking Team (GHHT) delivers your worth, outlook and interest whereby our staff members make sure to gratify all your needs and keeping safety the first and main priority in your trek to the Annapurna Circuit. We also suggest you enjoy our other trekking camps destinations like Tsum Valley Trek and many other similar treks in the Annapurna region by browsing the section of Annapurna Region on our website. For further information about this Annapurna Circuit Trek, please feel free to email or contact us. We are here 24/7 at your service.

 

Itinerary Summary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1338 m & 4390 feet)

Day 02: Kathmandu (1338 m & 4390 feet): Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Beshishahar & then to Khudi (800 m & 2624 feet)

Day 04: Trek start from Khudi to Sirung (1860 m & 6100 feet)

Day 05: Sirung to Jagat (1300 m & 4264 feet)

Day 06: Jagat to Dharapani (1860 m & 6100 feet)

Day 07: Dharapani to Chame (2710 m & 8890 feet)

Day 08: Chame to Pisang (3300 m & 10824 feet)

Day 09: Pisang to Manang (3540 m & 11611 feet)

Day 10: Acclimatization Day at Manang Village

Day 11: Manang to Yak Kharka (4110 m & 13484 feet)

Day 12: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4600 m & 15092 feet)

Day 13: Trek to Muktinath (3800 m & 12467 feet) via Thorung La Pass (5416 m & 17764 feet)

Day 14: Muktinath to Marpha (2660 m & 8250 feet)

Day 15: Marpha to Kalopani (2530 m & 7848 feet)

Day 16: Kalopani to Tatopani (1190 m & 3690 feet)

Day 17: Tatopani to Ghorepani (2780 m & 9480 feet)

Day 18: Hiking - Poonhill (3210 m & 10531 feet), trek to Tadapani (2630 m & 8626 feet)

Day 19: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940 m & 6360 feet) and drive to Pokhara

Day 20: Drive back to Kathmandu

Day 21: Final Departure

Itinerary

FAQ's and Notes

When to book this Trip ?

The flawless seasons for touring/trekking is in spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November). One can travel in winter if you are well adapted to cold. We strongly recommend you not to trek on monsoon in June, July, and August because of heavy rains & extremely blazing heat in the afternoon.

How kind of food is served during the trek ?

We serve food rich in proteins, carbohydrates and highly nutritious hygienic nourishing food - vital while trekking.

During the trek - all the meals i.e. breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided inclusive in our package. The trek leader will be taking you to the clean hotels/restaurants for lunch on the way to your destination. In cities, either breakfast or dinner is included.

Vegan foods are also availabale.

How safe is stream water ?

Stream water is completely safe but we suggest you to carry water purification pills (chlorine tablets) or water filters to purify the water. If you prefer to drink packaged bottled mineral water, you will easily get in shops or tea houses on your own expense.

How about my luggage ?

Our porters will carry your major luggage while you carry a backpack with items very handy while trekking such as water bottle, towel, tissue or toilet paper, camera or any other stuff which you feel is necessary.

Gears and clothes not necessary can be left in the hotel safe deposit box properly locked without any extra charge. Domestic airlines of Nepal does not allow more than 15 kilograms including your hand baggage. If your baggage exceeds more than 15 kg, an extra charge can cover that up.

The porter will be carrying up to 12 kg luggage of each trekker.

What is the group Size or crew members ?

We Ganesh Himal Hiking team arrange most of the treks with a minimum of 2 clients to a maximum of 8 in a group. The larger group we will be divided accordingly.

What about guides ?

We provide honest, well experienced first aid certified, altitude sickness trained trekking guides who will be handling all your issues on the trip. All our staffs are very cordial and sincere. While trekking in a bigger group i.e. more than 6 people - an additional guide will be accompanied and the group also can be split according to the number of people in the group.

Is there any personal expenses on the Trek ?

Well, not that much but depends upon how you manage your expenses. Our package includes the cost of accommodation and meals during your trek as mentioned in the itinerary. Besides that, you are liable to pay for additional meals, table drinks, snacks, hot showers (accessible in some places), alcoholic drinks, meals (around US $ 5-7), extra accommodation in Kathmandu, tips for driver, guide and porters, etc.

Tips to the guides, porter or any other members is not mandatory but feel free to tip them if you are satisfied with their service.

How about trekking gears or other equipment ?

Trekking gears are readily available in the stores of major cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara at a very reasonable price. Down jacket & sleeping bags can also be hired with a minimal charge per day. Thus, you don’t have to buy it from your hometown.

But if already have it and have no issues bringing it, please feel free to bring it.

What would a usual day on a trek be like ?

Each and every day gives pleasant suprises and rewarding experience. Each day differs according to the itinerary or schedule, or the place you are trekking.

Normally, you are required to trek for 4-6 hours each day. We start our trek after breakfast and stop for the lunch. We trek for 3-4 hours after lunch to reach our destination. If we reach our destination in afternoon, you can spend rest of the hours relaxing, take shower or just wander around.

How about Airport Pickup and Drop Off ?

After booking, a representative of Ganesh Himal Hiking Team will pick you up from the airport on your scheduled landing time. You can spot GHHT member outside the exit terminal. If you have booked the hotel by yourself, please let us know in advance, so that we can drop you at your respective hotel.

We also pick and drop you from domestic airport. On your departure day, we will also see you off.

Can I customize the Itinerary ?

Our itinerary has been carefully designed by our operation manager which is very pragmatic & includes the high altitude acclimatizing. These days includes your arrival day, departure and sightseeing Kathmandu. It also has an extra day which allows flexibility to adjust the delay or cancellation of flight due to sudden changes in the Himalayan weather.

If you would like to extend more days or lessen some, we surely can do that as per your wish.

How do you deal with emergency situations ?

Our tour guide and trek leader will make sure that each and every one of you is well taken care of in emergency situations. If by chance anyone gets sick during the trek, we will take you to the nearest hospital as soon as possible. For serious conditions – we will use the rescue helicopter expenses being carried out by the insurance company. We suggest you get insured for up to 6000 meters.

Please go thoroughly what’s covered and not in the insurance policy.

Booking and Payment:

After confirming or booking the trip – all we need is the copy of the passport, insurance policy, and the international flight details (ticket). Then, a 20% advance deposit is required for any trip, trek or expedition which is not refundable - used for reservations of hotels and lodges according to the itinerary. The remaining balance is due when you arrive at Kathmandu and can be paid by any means convenient to you. We prefer payment via cash (to avoid any extra service charge) but bank transfer, credit cards, western union, and pay pal are also the accepted form of payments.

What if flight is delayed from ?

Only domestic mountain flight is only available from Kathmandu to Lukla and sometimes the flight might be delayed or canceled due to unforeseen adverse Himalaya weather condition.

This is the reason we have kept an extra day in the itinerary to cover up such situations. In case the flight is canceled for 2 or more days, we will charter a helicopter to make sure that you reach on the scheduled flight to your destination. The expense for this service will be carried out by the insurance company. The helicopter charter cost is in between the US $ 500 to $ 3500 depending upon the number of people in the flight.

Accomodation

Hotel & Lodges

Accommodation in Himalayan Countries While Tour/Trek

Ganesh Himal Hiking Team (GHHT) arranges it�s best for comfortable and pleasant accommodation and also provides you nourished hygienic food. We will be staying at the standard hotel (rating of 2 � 3 Star) in Kathmandu whereas, in the remote areas, we will be staying at a tea house or a local lodge. We can also arrange luxurious rooms from 4 � 5 Star hotels in the cities with an additional charge but the remote mountainous regions have no such facilities. Tea houses and local lodges in the remote region will have a usual bed with usual mattress and a pillow. Only a few of them have electricity but the rest rely on lanterns or candles lights. Booking of the room is done prior to the starting of the trek. If in case we are not able to book the room in advance, we can book it upon reaching there as these areas have ample of lodges and tea houses. If for some reason, we aren�t able to book a lodge/teahouse - we can easily set a camp which will be the most adventurous part of the trek itself.

Included in the Price

    • Airport & Hotel Pickup and Transfer
    • 3 Nights in a 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu on B. B plan
    • All land transfer as per the itinerary
    • Annapurna Conservation entry permits fees.
    • TIMS ( Trekker 's Information Management System ) permit
    • Teahouse trekking accommodation during the trek
    • 3 meals in each day ( Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner ) while on the trek.
    • Fully escorted trek with English speaking license holder local Guide & 1 Porter for couple of Trekkers
    • All program according to itineraries on full board.
    • Trekking equipment and other facilities to Nepali trekking staffs.
    • Insurances for all Nepali trekking crew
    • We will show you a special video documentary about Annapurna region trekking in our office before your trip departure

Not Included in the Price

    • Nepal entry visa fee (per person US $ 30 only)
    • Travel & Medical Insurance (mandatory)
    • Optional Excursions: optional excursions such are culture trips, ethnic trips, festival trips, monastery meditation with Lama & monks, nature medicine trips, bird watching, sports, farming trips and other incentive trips as per the client’s interest.
    • Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters.
    • Hot Shower in during the trekking period
    • Cost arising out of landslides, road blockade, and rescue of any form, cancellation of flight or reasons beyond our control.
    • Personal equipment, nature or any donation.
    • All types of drinks
    • Tips for the crew (Note: TIPS is not compulsory but expected)
    • International Airfare and airport tax

Fixed Departures - 2018



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 Feb 14th YES
 Feb 20th YES
 March 8th YES
 March 14th YES
 March 19th YES
 March 28th YES
 April 2nd YES
 April 9th YES
 April 15th YES
 April 22nd YES
 3rd May YES
 17th May YES
 20th May YES
 27th May YES
 14th June YES
 23rd June YES
 6th July YES
 28th July YES
 4th August YES
 17th August YES
 2nd September YES
 8th September YES
 12th September YES
 17th September YES
 22nd September YES
 28th September YES
 4th October YES
 9th October YES
 14th October YES
 19th October YES
 29th October YES
 6th November YES
 11th November YES
 18th November YES
 5th December YES
 16th December YES

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