The Annapurna Circuit Trek is still without doubt one of the best treks anywhere in the world despite inroads being devoloped in the region.A trek of diverse culture that starts in the lush fields of Hindu farmers and takes you through one of the strongest Buddhist regions in Nepal very similar to Tibet. The complete circuit starting from Besisahar took in the past between 18 and 21 days. Over the last few years access to each of the major valleys that cut through the Himalayas to the east and west of the Annapurna Massif improves each year, as more sections of jeep road are completed. We make every effort to take account for this and to avoid hiking on the road as much as we can. Nowadays many people trekking the route choose to fly back to Pokhara from Jomosom or take a jeep to Baglung and a bus back to Pokhara.The Manang Valley is one of many reasons to choose this trek; a journey over the Thorong La 5,416m/17,769ft is spectacular on a clear day with peaks all around you. It is still possible to do the full circuit and well worth considering, you need to continue on past Jomsom and take a jeep ride for a day to Tatopani and the hot springs. Here you can relax up before continuing on to Ghorapani and Poon Hill. This part of the trek is has no road. Whatever you choose you will have climbed over the Annapurna Massif lapped up more culture than you can imagine and trekked through one of the most beautiful valleys anywhere in the world.An experience of a lifetime.
The Cost Include(s)
- Private Arrival & Departure transfers
- Jomsom-Pokhara flight
- Full board meals while trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
- Accommodation in teahouse during the trek on twin sharing basis.
- Welcome dinner in Kathmandu
- Transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek
- Nepal Social Treks Gears - sleeping bag, duffel bag etc for the use during the trip. garbage plastic bag.
- Professional local experienced Trek Leader / Guide trained in Wilderness First Aid.
- Comprehensive First Aid Kit.
- Respective region ( Annapurna) trekking map. TIMS Card & Trek Permit
- Necessary Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment.
- Proper Insurance of all staff including porters.
- Warm clothing & trekking gear for staff including porters: Gortex jacket & trousers, fleece jacket and pant, trekking shoes / boots, woolen hat, gloves, shocks etc.
- Trekking map
The Cost Exclude(s)
- Your travel insurance of any kind
- Lunch and Dinner except mentioned on Itinerary
- All Drinks and main meals in cities.
- Tips to trekking staffs.
- Items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, Telephone, beverages, hot mineral water during trekking etc.
Anyone who is physically sound can join Annapurna Circuit trek. The trek does not require prior trekking experience. However, we recommend you to do some basic exercises before your Annapurna Circuit trek. If you have any medical condition, you must seek medical advice from your doctor before considering the trek.
Our team representative will be there to greet you outside of Arrival section of Tribhuvan International Airport. He will be displaying Nepal Social and the name card with your name on it. After that, you will be transferred to pre-chosen hotel.
Accommodation in Kathmandu depends on your preference and budget. Normally, we offer three-star hotel services in our itinerary, but we can accommodate you according to your choice as you can choose from a budget hotel to luxurious five-star services. However, you will have to forget the luxuries of the city during the trek as you will be staying in teahouses/lodges with basic facilities. The teahouses/lodges, although small, provide clean sheets and blanket with a cozy mattress. We also offer sleeping bags if required (which needs to be returned after the trip), but it’s always a good idea to carry a personal sleeping bag. We provide you with single and double rooms depending on the availability and prior booking. It is quite difficult to get a single room during the peak season; therefore, we usually offer double rooms in our outline itinerary.
While you can choose from a wide range of food in Kathmandu and Pokhara, you will mostly be served local Nepali meals, Daal Bhat, in the teahouses on the upper regions. However, if you have any special food choices, you should let us know beforehand so that we can work on it. Additionally, we can also provide you with cooking staff if that is your preference.
It is best to trek during the spring season from March to May and the autumn season from September to mid-December. It is not recommended to trek in the region during the monsoon season from June to August or during the winter season from mid-December to February.
Weather in the mountains is notoriously difficult to predict. It is, generally, chillingly cold in nights, whereas, the days are warmer. Since you will be trekking in the spring or autumn season, the weather during the day is comfortably dry and warm. The temperature could be as high as 20-degree c to 15-degree c low, during the daytime.
Yes, it is absolutely possible to add some more days to your trek. We can customize your trek according to your preferences with additional costs including accommodation, food, guides, and porters.