Annapurna Circuit Trek
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Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the best trekking in the world. The trek provides opportunity to explore the Himalaya from bottom to top and different angles and Perspectives. This trek can be completed in three week. From 1977, it is opened to foreign trekkers. The trek starts from Bhulbhule which goes along the Marshyangdi River.
At Bhulbhule we need to register our permit at the check post. The sheer diversity of the mountain scenery, the exhilaration of crossing a high mountain pass, and the unsurpassed views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu Ranges are the essentials of this outstanding trek.
Annapurna Circuit Trek passes through different villages such as Bhulbhule, Syange, Tal, Chame, Lower Pisang, Manang, Churi Leder, Mustang, Kagbeni, Marpha, Ghasa, Tatopani, Ghorepani, Thikhedunga and so on. We can explore a wide diversity of people from different ethnic groups. The trekking route is most spectacular with lush green valleys and fascinating villages that offer impressive views of the snow – capped white Himalayas.
The route has majestic view of following mountains; Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu,Langtang, and Gangapurna. The highest point of the Annapurna Circuit is the Thorong La Pass at 5,416m. From the heights of the pass we descend to Muktinath and its sacred Buddhist and Hindu Shrines.
The trek around the Annapurna Massif is one of the supreme trek in the Himalayas. Kali Gandaki River forms the largest gorge in the world, on one side lies the Annapurna mountain range and on the other side is Dhaulagiri. Further south, the contrasts of the Nepal Himalayas become even more apparent, as high, windswept passes are replaced by forests or mandarin and banana groves.
Finally, we trek out of the gorges and look back to the peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, before traversing the forest ridges down to Pokhara. Mission Nepal Holiday provides this trek for making your holiday memorable. Nature lover, religious believer, Researcher and person who want to explore many aspects of Nepal can choose this trek.
Kathmandu Arrival and Check-in to Hotel
Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation – Hotel
Drive from Kathmandu - Bhulbhule; Overnight at lodge
Trek to Syange, Overnight at lodge
Trek to Tal, Overnight at lodge
Trek to Chame, Overnight at lodge
Trek to Lower Pisang, Overnight at lodge
Trek to Manang Village, Overnight at lodge
Acclimatization at Manang, Overnight at lodge
Trek to Churi Leder, Overnight at lodge
Trek to High Camp, Overnight at lodge
Trek to Crossing Thorung La, Muktinath, Overnight at lodge
Trek to Kagbeni, Overnight at lodge
Trek to Marpha, Overnight at lodge
Trek to Ghasa, Overnight at lodge
Trek to Tatopani, Overnight at lodge
Trek to Ghorepani, Overnight at lodge
Trek to Tikhedhunga, Overnight at lodge
Trek to Nayapul, Pokhara, hotel
Drive: Pokhara – Kathmandu, hotel
Final departure, transfer to airport
- night Hotel in Kathmandu and 2 night in Pokhara with BB
- Arrival and departure transfers
- TIMS and Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Entrance fees
- English speaking guide and necessary number of porters
- Trekking crew salary, food and insurance
- All accommodation during trekking (best available lodge)
- Two times tea, coffee a Day during trekking
- Sleeping bag and down jacket if required
- Company branded T-shirt
- Nepali SIM Card (after trip you will have to return to office)
- International airfare
- Travel Insurance
- Emergency Evacuation service
- Hotel in Kathmandu (before and after trip)
- International calls
- Bar bills and personal nature expenses
- Tips for guide and porter
How long is Annapurna Circuit Trek?
The length of Annapurna Circuit Trek invariably depends upon the way you start and end your tour. The minimum days required to complete the trek is 12 days and the maximum time is around 28 days.
Which are the best months for trekking in the Annapurna Circuit region?
Annapurna Circuit Trek is possible all year round; however autumn (September – November) and spring (March – May) is the best time of the year to trek ACT. The weather during these months remains constant. This gives a great opportunity for you to enjoy the crystal clear views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks.
How difficult is the Annapurna Circuit Trek?
The Annapurna Circuit Trek is a fairly moderate mountain trek in Nepal. Although you don’t need any technical skills, you need to have some hiking experience. The key is to walk slow, stay hydrated and acclimatize
How long do we need to walk every day during Annapurna Circuit Trek?
On average, we have to walk about 6 – 7 hours a day. At some point of the trek, we may even have to walk 8 – 9 hours a day.
What is lodge like on Annapurna Circuit Trek?
The Annapurna Circuit Trek is loaded with tea houses in almost every village. The rooms are basic and offer shared bathrooms. They offer blankets instead of heaters but it is advisable to carry your own sleeping bag as it gets very chilly at high elevation. Some tea houses offer hot gas showers for an additional fee while some provide tap water on a bucket.
Do I need permits to trek the Annapurna Circuit?
Yes, you need to buy Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and Trekker’s Information Management System Card (TIMS).You can buy both the permits at Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) in Kathmandu.
What kind of food is served during the trek?
You can enjoy a variety of food during the trek. The most common item on the menu you can eat is the traditional Nepali dish of Dal Bhaat. Likewise you also get a chance to savor Tibetan and Indian delicacies on your trekking journey.
Is the Annapurna Circuit Trekking region safe for a visit?
Yes, the Annapurna Circuit Trekking region is absolutely safe for a visit. Your safety is of paramount concern to us. We have a fleet of knowledgeable guides who are experienced enough to keep you safe from risks if any.
Why is it a better idea to trek /tour with an agency rather than trekking independently?
Trekking independently is doable, but involves seen and unforeseen risks. On the other hand trekking with the recognized agencies gives you the advantage of trekking/tour under a systematic and a well-planned schedule. Most of the time, you will be travelling with a group.
The agency will also provide you with a guide and a porter. Trekking with an agency will be a little more expensive than trekking independently or solo.
How do I book the Annapurna Circuit Trek in Nepal?
To book the Annapurna Circuit Trek in Nepal, Mission Nepal Holidays offers you a number of booking options including:
Wire transfer OR,
Cash on arrival
Do I need travel insurance while travelling in Nepal?
Travel insurance in Nepal is one of the wisest things to do which we ideally recommend while traveling to Nepal. Although it is not a legal requirement to have travel insurance while travelling in Nepal but secures your trip in terms of uncertainties.
What about medical treatment on the tour if I get sick?
A simple medical kit can be lifesaving without taking much space in your baggage. You never know what could go wrong; however you need not worry at all. Our guides do carry a medical first aid kit hand with them for treating any kind of basic illness during the trek/tour.
Is the water safe to drink?
Your guide will be in charge of all your water needs. He will make sure all water is boiled and treated with iodine. Iodine is 100% effective in killing the bacteria in water.
What happens in case of an emergency?
Mission Nepal Holidays is prepared and experienced enough to tackle any kind of seen or unforeseen emergency situation. Our guides are trained in first aid and can deal with most of the basic ailments that occur during the trek or tour.
Is there a Wi-Fi facility available on the trek?
Most of the guesthouses will offer you the Wi-Fi either for free or on a paid basis. However the speed of the Wi-Fi on the mountains sometimes might be on a slower side.
Is it possible to communicate to my family while on tour?
You can have easy access to communication but in remote areas we use satellite phones. So communication won’t be an issue.
Is tipping compulsory for guides and porters?
Tipping is not necessary although tipping for guide and staff is good practice, porter and guide expect tip, your tip helps their family.
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