annapurnacircuittrekking
annapurnacircuittrekking
annapurnacircuittrekking
annapurnacircuittrekking
annapurnacircuittrekking
annapurnacircuittrekking
  • Duration:16 Nights 17 Days
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group:1 - 12
  • Activity:Hiking & Trekking
  • Pickup:TIA Airport
  • Max altitude: 5416m

About Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Annapurna Circuit Trekking covers 200 - 230 km approximately as it circles around the Annapurna Massif. Besides the fantastic mountain scenery throughout the whole trek, the altitude ranges from 900m to 5416m which accounts for every kind of vegetation from dense tropical jungles to the spectacular scenery of the high, arid Tibetan plateau. There are endless views of some of the world's most magnificent mountains; Annapurna, 8091m, Dhaulagiri, 8167m, and Machhapuchhre, 6993m. The highest and most exciting point of the trek is the challenging climb to the Thorung La Pass, 5416m. 

Throughout our Annapurna Circuit Trekking, we enjoy regular contact with friendly villagers and can easily feel the cultural shift as we reach the high mountains. The ethnic groups bear increasingly similarity to their ancestors in neighboring Tibet. The Annapurna Circuit Trekking follows ancient paths used as trade routes between Nepal and Tibet, where not only salt was exchanged, but also new culture and religion penetrated this inaccessible region.

Annapurna Circuit Trekking starts with a scenic drive to the trail-head in the Marsyangdi Valley where we begin hiking through charming terraced farms and villages. The trail follows the great Marsyangdi Valley to reach the north side of the Annapurna Massif where we are surrounded by great peaks on all sides. Beyond the village of Manang, on the north side of the Annapurna’s, we begin the tough ascent to the Thorung La Pass, the highest point on the Annapurna Circuit Trekking, which touches the edge of the legendary Tibetan plateau. We then descend through the deepest gorge in the world i.e. Kali Gandaki valley and finally reach Muktinath which is a famous pilgrimage site for both Hindu and Buddhist devotees. The trail continues through the beautiful Kali Gandaki Valley for two leisurely days to reach Ghorepani. We make the early morning hike up Poon Hill to watch the dawn break over Dhaulagiri and the Annapurnas, and savor another spectacular view. The circuit finishes with a day descent to Nayapul, where a vehicle will be waiting to take our tired legs to Pokhara. We will enjoy a well earned rest in the relaxing atmosphere of Lakeside with the unique appreciation of its luxuries and conveniences that come from a long trek in the mountains .

For those who have time limitation, we have an excellent option of choosing Mini Annapurna Circuit Trekking which saves 3 Days period  as we will be flying out directly from Jomsom to Pokhara. Another option is, we can escape the first couple of days in order to shorten the trip duration. Jeep drive option is available up to Manang village.  

Another exciting addition to the Annapurna Circuit Trekking, is the hike to one of the world's highest situated lake, Tilicho Lake 4915m, Tilicho Lake Trekking. The side trail to Tilicho Lake is an amazing experience and provides great acclimatization for the Thorung La Pass. 

The best time to do Annapurna Circuit Trekking is from March - May during spring season along with blooming rhododendron forests and September - November in autumn season with crystal clear mountain views. Winter and Monsoon season trekking to Annapurna Circuit is also possible with a bit more preparations. Get in touch to know more about the trip, itinerary, time, private or group departures. 

Highlights of Annapurna Circuit Trekking

  • classic tea house trekking in the entire Annapurna region
  • tremendous dimensions of altitude and herbage
  • sensational view from Thorong La Pass, 5416m
  • exploring around the amazing Annapurna massifs
  • Pay a visit to Muktinath – a famous pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists
  • implausible panoramic view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges from Poon Hill
  • eye witness apparent cultural alteration in highlands close to Tibet

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Flying to Kathmandu is in itself an exciting and memorable experience. On a clear day, you will get a panoramic view of the snow-capped towering peaks. After completing the visa formalities in airport, collect your luggage downstairs. As you exit the airport terminal, you will be welcomed by one of our representatives carrying your name on our company’s’ signboard, Annapurna Foothills Treks & Expedition. Moving forward, you’ll be taken to your hotel in our vehicle. Once you reach at hotel, you’ll be welcomed by them as well and after that you can relax in your room or go for a walk exploring the city.

  • Hotel
  • 1,300m/4,265 ft

Today, we will start early to drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar. The road leads us West following the Trisuli River, then branches off the Pokhara highway, going North alongside the Marshyangdi River. Normally, we arrive in Besisahar by late afternoon. After lunch, we will follow the Marshyangdi Valley all day. First day of trekking on the left bank heading North, with Mt. Himalchuli and Peak 29 dominating the horizon in front of us. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • 7-8 hrs
  • 820m/2,690 ft
  • Bus

A long suspension bridge will takes us the deep river gorge to the other bank of the Marshyangdi. The trail from Ngadi leads up the East bank of the river to a beautiful waterfall, where we cross a suspension bridge and begin a steady climb through scrub forest finally arriving at Lampatta, a Manangi village with Tibetan style prayer flags. Next, a steep ascent takes us to a village perched on a 1311m ridge, called Bahundanda. After a short and steep descent through terraced rice paddies, we come to Ghermu Phant.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • 5-6 hrs
  • 1,136m/3,727 ft, 15km

The trail on the opposite side winds high above the river as the gorge closes in and we reach Jagat, a village perched high above the gorge. An undulating trail leads to Chyamje where we cross a suspension bridge to the forest on the other side. We lose view of the river but can see many interesting rugged rocky hills. The trail through the oak forest leads up to a ridge and descend into a level valley where the next village, Tal, is situated at the foot of a grand waterfall. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • 5 hrs
  • 1,700m/ 5577 ft, 18km

After crossing the river and following the trail over a hill, we'll enter to the village of Dharapani. From Dharapani, the trail passes a school and climbs over a hill before descending to Bagarchhap. You will immediately feel the Tibetan atmosphere of this special village. At the entrance, there is a monument called a Chorten, a monastery with prayer wheels around it and buildings typical of the Buddhist culture. The path leaving Bagarchhap enters a narrow forested gorge; looking back we have a magnificent view of Manaslu from Timang. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • 5-6 hrs
  • 2,780m/ 8,464 ft, 21 km

The trail continues through quaint villages: Timang, Charku and Thangla. As we continue on to Burdhan, the view of the Annapurna range grows increasingly spectacular; in particular Annapurna II. Chame is the administrative headquarters of the Manang district. As we follow the East bank of the Marshyangdi through forest and orchards to Brathang, Annapurna II iwill be looming to the South of us and Pisang Peak to the Northeast. The valley opens out with the dramatic Paugu Danda rock face rising more than 5,000 feet from the river. The trail continues to Pisang where flat roofed houses cling to the crumbling hillside.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • 7-8 hrs
  • 3,200m/ 10, 498 ft, 27km

We are now in the dry and arid region of Manang called Nyesyang. This area falls in a rain shadow area of the Himalaya where it seldom rains in the summer months; though it snows in the winter and the snow remains on the ground for a long time. The local people are mostly farmers and traders. There are two routes leading out of Pisang towards the Manang Valley. We take the one which follows the left bank of the valley floor. Today we will enjoy magnificent views of Annapurna III, IV, Gangapurna and the Tilicho peaks. At Hungde, we cross the river and walk along a fairly broad trail through the buckwheat and potato fields to the village of Braga, famous for it's monastery which is more than 500 years old. Then after a slight climb we arrive at the village of Manang. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • 6-7hrs
  • 3,540m/ 11,614 ft, 22 km

This is an ideal place to stop and spend the day around Manang for many reasons. First, we want to acclimatize to the altitude and to conserve our energy to succeed in our endeavor. Second, this is the part of the trek where we are closest to the mountains. Most people climb the hill behind Manang to enjoy the magnificent views of the whole Annapurna range and the enormous icefall that crashes and rumbles down from Gangapurna. The sunset and sunrise over this natural amphitheatre is one of the most beautiful mountain views in this region.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • 2-3 hrs
  • 3,540m/11,612 ft

Past Manang the trail climbs steeply to the village of Tenki, which is the last permanent settlement, this side of the Thorung La Pass. The trail ascends for a short distance to Gunsang, a small settlement of tea houses, and an amazing viewpoint of the mountains. It finally levels out into the open pasture lands, from which the name Yak Kharka meaning Yak Pastures, is derived. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • 4-5 hrs
  • 4,000m/ 13,123 ft, 10 km

We continue through pastures to a settlement called Chuli Letdar from where we get an excellent view of Chulu West. From here, the trail follows the bank of the Jarsang Khola, a tributary of the Marsyangdi, before branching off to climb the scree slopes high above the river, to Phedi. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • 3-4 hrs
  • 4,545m/ 14,911 ft, 8.5 km

A long day as we leave Phedi very early morning for the climb to the pass. The first part of the ascent is very steep, but it eases somewhat as we approach the top. Although the altitude still makes the going tough., after numerous false summits, we reach Thorung La itself at 5416m/ 17769ft.  Looking back, we get our last great view of the towering peaks of Annapurna, while below us is the 2500m deep chasm of the Kali Gandaki. In the distance, are the snow-capped peaks of Tibet. The long descent from Thorung La starts gently but becomes steep and winding until it finally reaches the grassy slopes for a gentle descent to Muktinath.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • 9-10 hrs
  • 3,694m/ 12,106 ft, 16km

Today, we will drive through the deepest part of the Kali Gandaki Valley and the deepest gorge in the world, Kopchepani, 700m. We then continue descending through the Kali Gandaki River valley to Tatopani (‘tato’ means hot, and ‘pani’ means water), a place which is famous for its hot springs. It is a great place to rest and revive our tired muscles. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • 4-5 hrs
  • 1,160m/ 3,805 ft
  • Sharing Jeep / Bus

Today our trail branches off the Kali Gandaki Valley to follow the Ghar Khola River. After crossing this river on an old swaying bridge, we will continue ascending to Ghara, 1780m and Shika, 1935m, from where we can see Niligiri and Annapurna South. The last part of the trail today will have us climbing through rhododendron and magnolia forests to Ghorepani. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • 7-8 hrs
  • 2,850m/ 9,350 ft, 17.5 km

Early morning, we will hike to Poon Hill, 3210 meters; a vantage point famous for its unobstructed views of the sunrise over the high Himalaya. After feasting our eyes, we descend back to Ghorepani for breakfast and begin walking down along the ridges through rhododendron forests to large Magar village of Ulleri. Then we gradually descend from Ulleri to Hile where we'll stay overnight. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • 5-6 hrs
  • 1,400m/ 4,593 ft, 12km

From Hile, it is an easy three hours walk to Nayapul where our vehicle will be waiting for us to drive us back to Pokhara. 


  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • 3hrs
  • 900m/2,952 ft

Early morning, we depart from Pokhara Tourist Bus Station to travel back to Kathmandu. If you are interested in continuing on to Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting Adventure or any other tours you can start today.

Option: We have not included the airfare of Pokhara – Kathmandu (USD $120 Per Person). The exciting half hour flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu gives you the feeling of a mountain flight, high in the Himalaya where you can see the Langtang, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. If you chose to travel to Kathmandu by flight, we give free Airport Drop and Pick up. You need to book this flight before start the trek. 

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • 6 -7 hrs
  • 1,345m/4,412 ft
  • Tourist Bus

We will accompany you to the International Airport in time to board your flight. Check in at the Kathmandu international airport 3 hours prior to your flight time.

  • Breakfast
  • Private Vehicle

What's included

  • Transportation from Airport – Hotel – Airport: Car, Van, Hi-ace or Coaster
  • A Welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, Two nights (bed and breakfast and tax included) in Hotel Holy Himalaya or similar
  • Accommodation in Pokhara, One night (bed and breakfast and tax included), Hotel Peninsula or similar
  • Govt. trained experienced English speaking guide holding License
  • Porters: One porter for 2 persons basis (Max 25 KG per porter)
  • Local Transportations Nayapul – Pokhara: Car, Van, Hi-ace and Tourist bus for pick up
  • Accommodation during trek ; local lodges 13 Nights (With twin-share rooms ,beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows)
  • All standard meals(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking
  • Annapurna Conservation Fee, TIMS permits & any required permits or Official Documentation
  • One Sherpa guide-assistant (if group size is more than 4)
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese staff
  • Ground Transfers Kathamndu – Besi Shar Public by Bus ( upgrade to Private Car - $150)
  • Ground Transfers Muktinath – Tatopani Sharing Jeep
  • Ground Pokhara- Kathmandu  by Tourist Bus ( upgrade to Domestic Flight - $130 per person one way)

What’s Excluded

  • International round-trip airfare
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee
  • Beverages (drinks, mineral water and beer )
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu / Pokhara - allow $ 10 to 14 for per meal in Tourist restaurant
  • Tips for driver and guide (mandatory)
  • Any personal expenses not mentioned in above services

Availabilities

FromToStatusPrice  
start date22 Oct, 2020end date07 Nov, 2020Available$950

Departure Note:

Guaranteed - We already have trekkers booked for those dates and you can join the group. 

Available - The date is available to book and once you confirm your trip it will be guaranteed.

Limited - The departure date is filling fast and only limited seats are available to join. 

Closed- The Trip cannot be booked on that specific date. Contact us for customized dates. 

The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.


We have set dates for departure to the Amazing Annapurna Circuit Trekking. So, pick your preferable date and let the adventure begin. 

Annapurna Circuit Trekking is available and can be done throughout the year. So, if the date you prefer is not listed on our departure dates then you can contact us directly to book the trip on your own desired date. 

We have listed the price up to 12 trekkers at maximum. If you are more than 12 trekkers, then please feel free to contact us for amazing discounted group price and further booking process.

Private Trips to Annapurna Circuit Trekking is possible on any date of the year. Contact us to design your own private trips with you loved ones. 

Solo Trips: Single trekkers are always welcome to join the trek. On your arrival at Kathmandu, you’ll have a single room in Kathmandu Hotel as per your requirement and have to share a room at the local teahouses during the trekking. 

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Useful Info

The Best Time to Visit the Annapurna Circuit Trekking:
The best seasons for trekking in the Annapurna region are spring (February to late April) and autumn (late September to late November). Winter trekking is also possible but will be much colder and sometimes bad weather on the Pass might be difficult instead short Treks such as Ghorepani, Poonhill, Ghandruk, Annapurna Base Camp, and Kali Gandki.  Click for more detail 

Tea Houses on Annapurna Circuit Trekking:
Village tea house lodges have plenty of character and good food. The simple rooms usually have two narrow beds. When you stay in the tea houses you will have close contact with the Nepalese people and are directly contributing to the local economy.

Safe Drinking Water on Annapurna Circuit  Trekking:
We suggest that you drink boiled water or bring chlorine tablets to purify the normal water available in the guest houses along the way. There is a small fee charged for the boiled water. Several guesthouses have Euro-guard filters. Although mineral water is available in most places, there is no provision to dispose of the plastic bottles, so we encourage the guests to do what they can to protect the environment.

Washing and Toilet Facilities for Annapurna Circuit Trekking:

Most lodges offer hot showers, though sometimes a hot shower means a bucket of hot water. You can ask your trekking guide about the availability. For ecological reasons please try and limit your use of hot water unless the water is solar-heated. Please note that at higher altitude and in colder seasons there is very little chance to have enough hot water for all the trekkers. If the water is frozen then ask your guide to get warm bowl of water. Every lodge will have some kind of hand washing facility but it is good idea to carry a bar of soap with you.

Toilets are usually Asian squat style and vary in how clean they are. Normally toilets are outside the lodge but now some lodges have attached or indoor toilets. The rubbish bin in the toilet is kept for your used toilet paper.

Re-charging Batteries of Electronic Items on the Trek:

You can recharge your digital camera, iPod, batteries etc. with electricity or solar power sources. You may need to buy an adaptor in Kathmandu before the trip since the plugs in Nepal might be different. The lodges charge a small fee per hour for recharging facilities.Nepal uses 220-240 volts to power your appliances. The sockets fit both round and flat plugs.

Spending Money per Day:

In Kathmandu we suggest you allocate US$ 10 - 15 per meal, although it depends on your spending habits. On the trek, all your meals are included, but you may wish to purchase extras which are not included in your package, such as chocolate bars, Coca Cola or a beer. US$10 - 15 a day should be enough, but keep in mind the cost of all items increases proportionately with the distance from the trail head.

Cultural Aspects:
The most prominent ethnic groups in the Annapurna region are the Gurungs, Thakali, and Manangba. The Gurungs are the most widely dispersed, being found from the hills of Gorkha district to as far West as Palpa. The Thakalis are originated from the upper Kali Gandaki Valley around Jomsom.

Travel Insurance for Annapurna Circuit Trekking: 
It is strongly recommended to be sufficiently protected when you go into remote areas. You need specialized travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, injury, lost baggage, liability and medical treatment. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. can organize the appropriate medical response based on your policy.

Safety:

When travelling in remote mountain regions, uncertainties such as weather, health problems and natural disasters require a certain amount of flexibility. While our goal is to follow the itinerary, that is not our first priority; your safety is always our first priority. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions request your cooperation to accept the decisions and advice of our trusted and experienced guides if they deem it necessary to change or cancel any part of the itinerary due to safety concerns.

FAQs

Where is Annapurna Circuit?

Annapurna Circuit is a beautiful hiking and trekking destination situated within the mountain ranges of central Nepal from the west of Kathmandu valley. Also been claimed as one of the best long distance trekking routes in the world, Annapurna Circuit Trekking offers a scenic view of the Annapurna Massif (Annapurna I-IV), Manaslu, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, Pisang Peak, and numerous other peaks rising from the Annapurna range.


When is the best time to do the Annapurna Circuit Trekking?

Autumn (September - November) is supposed to be the ideal season to do Annapurna Circuit Trekking. Similarly, spring (March – May) is also a great period to do the Annapurna Circuit Trekking. Holiday time around Christmas and New Year is also good time to visit Annapurna Circuit. Trek can be done in monsoon too but the views won’t be that clear because of heavy rainfall.


What is the cost of your Annapurna Circuit Trekking?

Our standard 17 Days Annapurna Circuit Trekking costs USD 1070 per person if you’re a group of 2 – 6 trekkers. The trek however, can cost a bit low or high depending on various factors like routes, trekking days, availability, trekkers, season, etc.


How hard is Annapurna Circuit Trekking?

Annapurna Circuit Trekking is for those adventure seekers who dreams of countering the high Himalaya of Nepal closely. It doesn’t involve any technical climbing but it’s good to have some multi day hiking and trekking experience. The higher you climb, the harder the trek will become due to the altitude. So, to do this trek, one needs to be active, physically and mentally fit. Trip grade is moderate and one who has enough walking experience previously can do it with proper acclimatization.


What is the maximum elevation on this trek?

Thorung La Pass (5416m/17769ft) is the highest elevation one can gain on this trek.


Do I need any permit to do the AC trek?

To do the Annapurna Circuit Trekking, you will need the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and Trekker’s Information Management System Card (TIMS). Both of the permits can be obtained from Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) if you are trekking as FITs. All permits and documentation is already included in our Annapurna Trips.


Is Travel insurance needed for Annapurna circuit trekking?

A big YES! Annapurna Foothills strongly recommends you have Insurance Policy with coverage of emergency search and evacuation, injury, lost baggage, liability, medical treatment etc during your Nepal Trip. The insurance must cover all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. can organize the appropriate evacuation process and medical response based on the situation.


Why Annapurna Circuit with Annapurna Foothills?

Not just because we are a Nepal based local operator but our Sherpa trekking guides are experienced, competent, professional and all of them have leaded groups in various parts of Himalaya of Nepal. We focus on safety, quality and value for money by providing good equipments, gears and logistics required for your trip, things that many lower cost programs don’t facilitates with.


Where does Annapurna circuit trek start and ends?

Our standard Annapurna Circuit Trekking starts at Besisahar and ends at Nayapul. Due to the Jeep road construction till Manang, you have the option to customize the itinerary as per your travel itinerary. You can end your trek at Jomsom with a flight or drive to Pokhara if you have already visited Ghorepani PoonHill. This trek can be done within minimum 12 days and following classic route takes around 18 days.


What is the policy on Leave No Trace?

We value and operate eco friendly trips and are highly committed to Leave No Trace. Our guides and staffs are well aware of their responsibility toward environment.


How much will I be spending on trail per day?

You won’t be spending much on trail as accommodation and 3 meals a day are included in your trip price while booking with Annapurna Foothills. However USD 20 to 30 (NRS 2000 - 3000) per day will be enough since you have to personally pay for items like beverages and drinks, charging electronic devices, Wi-Fi, hot showers, souvenirs etc.


What happens in case of emergency or if I need to leave the trek beforehand?

Well, it depends upon the kinds of emergency you’re going through. If you have to leave the trip due to ill health or severe injury, we will arrange an emergency air rescue immediately which will fly you out of the mountains to Kathmandu for medical attention. Make sure your insurance covers high altitude mountain search and rescue.

If you are able to walk down, one of the assistant guides will guide you down to a lower elevation where you can wait for the rest of the team or fly out to Kathmandu ahead of the group.

Even if you leave the trip beforehand, we are committed to pay the porters and guides for the duration of the trip for which they are hired. So, refunds for the unused days for your trip will not be given. We can provide something complementary depending upon the cases.


Do you also offer tailor - made departures?

Yes we do offer tailor made or private departures for Annapurna Circuit Trek. If our listed departure dates are not fitting your travel plans then we can organize a private or tailor made departures for you and your loved ones.


Can I hire only Guide and a Porter from you?

Yes, you can hire Trekking and Climbing Guide and Porter services from us. We can offer customizable services of Guides, Porters, Domestic Flights and Documentation for your trek.


What sort of food can I expect on Annapurna Circuit Trekking?

Meals in the Himalaya mainly consist of a diet rich in carbohydrates because our bodies do not process fat and protein efficiently at higher elevations. During the first few days of the trek, one can get wide varieties of food items for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And as you go higher, the food will be typical but fresh, warm and eye appealing. Basically, you will have dinner and breakfast at the lodge where you stay overnight and lunch will be on the way.


How do you deal with drinking water standard on Annapurna Circuit Trekking?

We suggest that you drink boiled water or bring water purification tablets to purify the normal water available in the guest houses along the way. There is a small fee charged for the boiled water. We do not suggest drinking tap water. Although mineral water is available in most places, there is no provision to dispose of the plastic bottles, so we encourage the guests to do what they can to protect the environment.


How big will be the group size?

We mainly focus on small or private groups. We take up to 12 trekkers in a group so that we can provide personal care to each of our members. If you have group of more than 12, please contact us for amazing group discounts and customized services.


Is it safe to travel as a single women or girl?

Yes, it is totally safe to travel to Nepal and to do solo trekking as a single women or girl. We are more responsible for this matter and we ensure all security and safety for solo women traveler. Upon request we can also arrange for a Female trekking guide as well.


Is a guide compulsion for Annapurna Circuit Trekking?

Well, it depends on your skills, budget and time available. Some people go to Annapurna Circuit Trekking without a licensed trekking guide and carry everything themselves. There are usually a lot of trekkers on Annapurna region so you would probably not be alone but easily could be as in harsh weather or in a medical emergency, you will be on your own. So consider your skill level carefully. We strongly suggest our guests to do the trek with professionals and we believe our guides are highly experienced and for sure professionals making your safety their foremost priority.


Are there any ATMs en route to Annapurna Circuit trekking?

No, there are no ATMs en route to Annapurna Circuit Trekking. You have to draw enough cash from Pokhara or Kathmandu before commencing the trek. You have to carry Nepalese currency with yourself during the trek.


Is there Wi-Fi, hot shower, battery charger available during the Annapurna Circuit Trekking?

Most of the tea Houses will offer Wi-Fi, hot shower, battery charger with a small amount of money. The WI-FI service may not be very fast but can check emergency message or important updated for your work.


Do I need to join a group or can I do the trek solo?

There is no requirement to join a group or departure dates. We always try to be flexible with our trips for our guest’s convenience. We are open to changes on the trip details as long as the proposed itinerary or suggestions does not harm your own chances of acclimatization.

Private or Solo Trips is possible but a bit more expensive compared to joining a fixed date. We highly recommend hiring a reputable guide service for a safe and secure trekking experience. With Annapurna Foothills, there is absolutely nothing to worry about if you wish to do a private solo trip or join a departure date. We assign local professional guides, porter etc whom you could trust with your life as they are highly experienced and give first priority to your safety.


How long do I have to walk on an average per day on trek?

On average, a typical trekking day would be 5-6 hours. The longest day can be up to 9 hours and 4 hours is the shortest day. It all depends on the region that your are trekking and your walking pace as well.


Can I along with my family do the Annapurna Circuit trek?

For sure, you can. The only requirement is to have a good trekking experience previously as the trip grade is moderate but can get challenging as we have to cross a 5416m pass.


How do I communicate with my family back in hometown when I’m on trek?

At most villages along the Annapurna Circuit Trekking Trail, the tea houses will have internet facility. Most of the lodges will offer internet service. You can also purchase Nepalese SIM cards (NCEL or NTC) but their coverage will be limited as we trek higher. And our climbing guide will also carry a satellite phone for emergencies with minimum cost.


How long does it take?

Well, depending upon your interest and holidays time frame, we can customize your trip as few as 12 days and as many as 20 days to complete the Annapurna Circuit Trekking. The total walking distance can be anywhere between 160 km – 230km based on the itinerary you choose.


Where am I supposed to leave the unwanted stuffs in Kathmandu when I’m on trek?

You can store the unwanted stuffs in the locker room at the hotel where you’ll be staying in Kathmandu. They’ll provide you a baggage tag which you’ve to keep it with you safely or you can hand over it to our guide. And after your return from trek to hotel, you can collect those stuffs by giving them the same baggage tag that they’d gave you previously.


Can I bring my medication with me?

Yes you can. But be sure to bring the prescription and its original container so that you don’t have to face any sort of hassle from custom inspection. We also suggest bringing personal first aid kit.


What is the luggage limit for porters?

Annapurna Foothills will provide one porter for two trekkers to carry 25 kg of luggage (maximum 12 kg for each trekker). Porter are those staffs who not carry only your luggage but also lift your spirit to reach new heights and your affection and generosity can be the reason for them to work hard to take you to your destination.


What is your cancellation policy?

Regarding cancellation, if a guest voluntarily or involuntarily terminates/cancels the trip once the trip has started, no refund will be given for missed or unused services of the trip regardless of the reason i.e. sickness, or any other unfortunate events.

In case if any guests wish to cancel their trip prior to their departure for any reasons then a written application should be sent by the guests to us, two weeks prior to the trip starting date. If the cancellation is made beyond the time limit then USD 200 per person will be charged. As per our company policy, deposit amount is non- refundable and can be utilized with the timeframe of one year from the trip confirmation date.


Count me in for the trip. How do I book?

We’ll be happy to welcome you soon in Nepal and provide you our expert team to do the magnificent Annapurna Circuit Trekking in Himalaya of Nepal.
Please get in touch for further details.

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