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Annapurna Circuit Trek - 11 Days


Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna region lies towards the north of central Nepal and is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the country offering a variety of excellent treks of all grades and styles. It is also known as Annapurna Round Trek. The region introduces us to Nepalese spectacular diversity at its finest: various tribes and castes, a wide range of terrain, wooded alpine pastures from the subtropical rainforest, deep valleys, and deepest gorge of the world.

On the way, we cross the Thorong La pass (5416m), from the arid valley of the upper Manang, home of Tibetan-Buddhists, down to the Hindu pilgrimage site of Muktinath, and the Kali Gandaki valley, the world’s deepest river gorge, before heading down to Pokhara. It is a challenging ascent and encounters numerous monkeys, birds, and flowers. Reaching across the entire Annapurna range, north to the wild plateau of western Tibet and west of the forbidden land of Mustang is extraordinarily wonderful.

This is one of Nepal’s classic treks that offer superb views of Annapurna & Dhaulagiri and Himalayan experiences of dramatic changes. This trek is an excellent introduction to walking in Nepal for those who are confident of their fitness. Besides the mountain views, we encounter on this trek a variety of mountain communities of the Gurung, Manangi, and Thakali people. The Annapurna Circuit Trek has been proved as a highly praised and spectacular trekking route in the Annapurna region.

Trek starts right from Chame and goes along the Marshyangdi River, with a great view of Manaslu and Himal Chuli to the east. This magnificent trek leads you to the fine village inhabited by a wide diversity of people from different ethnic groups, offering a spectacular and majestic view of the white Himalayas. As it continues to the north of the main Himalayan range onto the high and dry Tibetan Plateau, the scenery is equally breathtaking.

The highest point of the trek is Thorong la pass at the top of the valley at 5416m high. Due to the difficulties of crossing the pass, the circuit is usually walked in a counter-clockwise direction. Traveling clockwise the longer ascent and shorter descent from west to east is too much for many people to manage in one day. To top it all, the crossing of the Thorong La pass (5,416m) is a challenging ascent, surrounded by some of the most magnificent.


Why Trek With AlpineTrav Treks?

At AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions, it is our aim to provide a wonderful holiday in our part of the world and to ensure that our clients enjoy the holiday as much as possible with minimized risks and a worry-free trip should it be monetary, physical, or emotional. Read below to find out what makes your journey different from AlpineTrav Treks:

1. All the Document arrangements required for the trip will be done prior ready to your arrival.
2. On trekking, you will be led by an experienced and medical-trained guide or leader with a high staff ratio. Safety is our utmost priority.
3. We provide boiled water for drinking purposes on all our treks. During mealtime, you can ask the staff to fill the hot water for you.
4. We strongly discourage the use of single-use plastic bottles such as mineral water on all our trips. Carrying a hot water bottle is highly recommended.
5. Daily wake-up calls will be between 6.00 am to 7.00 am while on the trek. The wake-up time and breakfast time will be decided the night before during the briefing time.
6. The timetable for each day will entirely depend on your walking duration for that particular day.
7. Tea will be served in your Room as a wake-up call. After a hearty breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk.
8. Before breakfast, you are required to pack your duffel bag as it will be loaded by the porter while you are having your breakfast.

All-Inclusive for Trek

Trekking is an all-inclusive trip meaning you will need cash only for your personal expenses and meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
During the trekking, Sleeping bag, Down jacket, and a waterproof duffel bag trekking map, all required permits, Document for the trek, Guide, and support staff, also necessary ground transportation, etc all included.


Itinerary [for Annapurna Circuit Trek – 12 Days]
Cost USD ($) 995 per person (Min, Group Size: 2)

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Drive to Besisahar (970 meters), 6 hours.
Day 03: Drive to Chame (2800 meters), 6 hours.
Day 04: Trek to Pisang (3,300 meters), 5 hours.
Day 05: Trek to Manang (3,540 meters), 5 hours.
Day 06: Rest day at Manang for acclimatization.
Day 07: Trek to Yak Kharka (4,018 m), 4-5 hours.
Day 08: Trek to Thorong Phedi (4,450 m), 3/4 hours.
Day 09: Trek to Muktinath (3,750 m), crossing Thorong La Pass (5416), 8/9 hours.
Day 10: Drive to Pokhara (850 m), 8-9 hours.
Day 11: Drive to Kathmandu, (1350 m), 6-7 hours.
Join us on a Annapurna Circuit Trek in 2022/2023
Customize Your Trek:
This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be ‘tailormade’. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at ramalpinetrav@gmail.com

Notice

Your safety is of imperative concern while traveling with AlpineTrav Treks. Please take care to note that your trek leader or guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to your safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather, the health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The trekking leader or guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but be prepared to be flexible if required.


Experiences

1. Trekking can be challenging and exhausting. So you might need some fitness training and experience for some tough trials.
2. Trekking in the Himalayas always takes us to challenge altitudes and rocky routes. You could ask for proper rest time and acclimatization to sustain your strength. Mountains can never be achieved in a day.
3. We always provide the details in our itinerary. However certain training like running, skipping, and other workouts.

Lists Safety & Security

1. Security is our primary concern from your first day you will be under our service and protection. AlpineTrav Treks pick you up at the airport and will assist you to your hotel.
2. We have proper remedial services during the trek with professional staff and services like first aid, and we will help to arrange helicopter service for emergency rescue.
3. We also focus on acclimatization days to get rid of altitude sickness. We will take care of you on arrival to till on in your final departure date (airport drop services)

Package Cost Includes

  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) on Open/Choice Menu whilst on a trek with tea and coffee
  • 3-star similar type of hotel in Kathmandu (Bed & breakfast)
  • Accommodation at a clean and cozy teahouse/ lodge on a trek
  • Arrival and Departure transfers on both
  • All ground transportation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Well experienced English speaking trekking guide
  • Assistant guide if the group size exceeds +4 persons
  • Full support crew with 1 porter for every 2 trekkers
  • Staff equipment, insurance, and allowances
  • First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen
  • All required permits for the trek (Conservation & TIMS) card
  • 3-star similar type of hotel in Pokhara (Bed & breakfast)
  • Emergency rescue and evacuation arrangements
  • AlpineTrav sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag, and trekking map
  • Trek completion certificate (Upon request)
  • Government taxes 13% & Company charges
  • Farewell dinner

Package Cost doesn’t include

  • International airfare, visa, and travel insurance
  • Meals at Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or on the trek for any reason (Early arrival or delay, Early arrival from trek due to any reason)
  • Any cost which arises due to a change in the itinerary because of natural calamities, disturbance, like personal sickness, etc.
  • All kinds of personal expenses like, Wi-Fi, internet, and hot shower during the trek
  • Cost of any extra services if you use those which are not mentioned in the packages
  • Gratuities for staff

Equipment Lists

The gears listed below are required for this trek. We encourage you to get all equipment listed below and kindly ensure you check and try every piece of equipment. You can also buy or hire the same in Kathmandu as they are available in the many trekking shops.

Head
Warm Hat and Bandana/Scarf/Baseball cap/Thermal Balaclava/Sunglasses with UV protection/Headlight with spare batteries

Upper Body
Long-sleeved shirts/T-shirts/Baselayers/Warm Jacket/Sweater/Pullover
Waterproof Gore-Tex/Down Jacket with hood (800m fill) Primaloft or light Jacket.

Lower Body
Thermal/Inner-wears/Baselayers/Undergarments/Waterproof Gore-Tex Pant.
Trekking Trousers/Pants/Down or Primaloft Pant.
Warm socks (4 pair thin socks and 4 pair thick socks)/Trekking Boots (Preferably full to protect/support your ankle)/Camp
Shoes/Gaiters/Down shoes (Optional)/Flip-flop.

Hands
Liner Gloves/Primaloft Mitten/Down Mitten

Others
Sleeping bag/Backpack 40-50 liters/A pair of trekking poles/Water bottle one (1) liter X 2/Multi tool knife/Inflatable sleeping mattress (For additional comfort)/Laundry bag to keep dirty clothes/Large plastic bags to keep the clothes dry/Padlock/Sewing kit/Duct tape/Reading materials notebooks and pens

Documents
1. Passport with visa and validity of 6 months after your trip completion
2. 4 copies of passport size photos for permits and official formalities
3. Travel Insurance (Please refer to the general information page for more detail about it)
4. Flight tickets
5. Credit cards in case of emergencies
6. Driving ID or any other ID in case of loss of your passport.
(Please carry the photocopy of all the documents along with you and leave a copy to next of kin)

Toiletries and hygiene
Quick-drying towel/Small face towel/Toothbrush &Toothpaste/Deodorants, Soap and Shampoo (Smaller bottle)/Face and body moisturizer, Sunscreen and lip balm/Hand sanitizer/Antiseptic wipes/Hygiene products/Basic first aid kit

Cash
Before departing on your trek, make sure you have enough Nepalese currency to purchase meals and drinks during the trek – it’s always good to carry them in the smaller denominations where possible, there are no ATMs on the mountains

Accommodation

1. Your accommodation on the trek will be on simple mountain lodges run by the local people with basic and shared facilities. Trekking in the area does not need tremendous logistics in accommodation as there are many clean and friendly Lodges along the trail. Rooms are basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets.
2. Blankets are generally provided by the teahouse but we will provide a warm sleeping bag to everyone. Bathrooms are mostly shared and toilets are squat type in most places.
3. We will arrange for you and your group to stay in local lodges daily. Please remember that some of them are very basic and a sense of adventure is.

Food (Meals)

We will provide three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek. The menus in the teahouses are varied, ranging from traditional Nepalese (Dal Bhat) Momo, Chowmein, to pizza and apple pie. Despite the fact that meat is available in the teahouses, we are against eating it on the trek.

The meat has frequently been conveyed in the warmth from Lower elevations for a few days before arriving at the teahouses and can cause stomach upsets or disease.


About Nepal Visa

All foreign nationals except Indian Nationals are required to arrange a visa in order to enter Nepal. A Nepalese Visa can be obtained either prior to your arrival at a Nepalese embassy abroad or on arrival time in Kathmandu at the airport. But nationals from Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Liberia cannot secure the Nepalese Visa upon arrival. The Visa can be also taken at entry points at Nepalese borders. For Nepalese Visa, it requires your passport with at least six months validity, a recent digital photo (size: 1.5″ x 1.5″), and the following fees either in USD dollars cash or the equivalent local currency. Cost for visa fee you can check to here!

Travel Insurance

We strongly advise you to take travel insurance before joining a tour which should cover medical expenses, hospitalization, helicopter evacuation from high-altitude places in case of an accident or medical emergency. MORE DETAILS

Side Trips/ Trip Extensions

After This Amazing Trekking; if you are interested in other activities like you can join in various side Trips in Nepal like a cultural tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Jungle Safari in National Park, White Water Rafting in Himalayan Rivers, Adventure activities like Bungee Jumping, Paragliding, Mountain flight or mountain bike, etc. Or You can also extend your trip to neighboring Himalayan Countries: Bhutan, Tibet, Sikkim, Darjeeling, Ladak which seems more appealing to you.
On your request, we will give you the details of the side trips we can Make organize trips according to your desire.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

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