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ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT TREK


Max Altitude:
icon 5416m
Duration:
icon 16 Days
Starts From:
icon Bensishar
Best Season:
icon Spring /Autumn
Activity:
icon Alpine trekking
Difficulty:
icon Moderate
Group Size:
icon 2-15 people
Accomodation:
icon Lodge trek
Trip Fee
USD $ 1,350
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About the trek

Highlights Itineraries Date and Cost What To Take Faqs Cost includes / excludes Enquiry Cancellation, inclusions and Policies Vital Information

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OVERVIEW

Few places in the world such a splendid variety of natural beauty as the Annapurna region. It is rare combination of the long array of snow-capped peaks, crystal clear lakes, turbulent rivers with deep gorges, hot springs, and picturesque villages inhabited by simple and friendly local people.

 

It is said that Annapurna Circuit/Round is one of the famous trekking routes in the world. The trek around the Annapurna Massif is one of the finest in the Himalayas and is regularly described as one of the top ten treks in the world It is observed that about 64% of the trekkers who come every year Nepal for trekking visit Annapurna regions of Nepal. So it is the most trekked area of Nepal. Annapurna area/region offers a great variety of beautiful landscapes, nature & culture of the central Himalayan area of Nepal with the best & splendid Himalayan panorama of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Tilicho, Ganagapurna  Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Nilgiri, and several other midwestern Himalayan ranges of Nepal. From the heights of the pass, we descend to Muktinath and its sacred Buddhist and Hindu Shrines. Further south, the contrasts of the Nepal Himalaya become even more apparent, as high windswept passes are replaced by forests, or mandarin and banana groves.

 

 

On the way we would have passed through every type of vegetation zone from lush sub-tropical to harsh semi-desert and passed over one of the highest trekking passes in the world. We will have entered a world without roads or cars and witnessed the way people have worked, played, and survived for hundreds and hundreds of years. We would have essentially walked through a time warp coming out the other side with a deeper understanding of ourselves and the world we live in.

Highlights

  •     Challenge and Adventurous Trek towards Crossing the Thorong La pass at 5,416m
  •     Hot springs at chame
  •     Colorful landscapes.
  •     Settlement of Gurung and thakali groups and their lifestyle and culture.
  •     Unbelievable views of Mount Annapurna I (8091m), Manaslu (8163m) and Dhaulagiri (8167m).
  •     See the beautiful Manang village
  •     Visit Ancient Buddhist Monasteries at Bhrka village and kagbeni village
  •     Taking blessing from the Holy temple Muktinath
  •    gateway of upper mustang and lower mustang – KAGBENI village
  •    Enjoy the natural beauties
  •     Get to know about the cultural and traditional of this region

THOURANG-LA PASS (5416m)

Thorong La or Thorung La is a mountain pass with an elevation of 5,416 meters (17,769 ft) above sea level in the Damodar Himal, north of the Annapurna Himal, in central Nepal. Khatung Kang and Yakawa Kang are the mountains forming Thorong La. The pass is located on a trail which connects the village of Manang in the Manang District to the east,

Thourang Peak view from near Pass

Manang village

This trek will take you to one of the gorgeous remote villages of Nepal, Manang. Many trekkers stay at this village for acclimatization. This village is located at an altitude of 3,519 meters. There are plenty of options for hiking around the Manang Village. You can walk for 15 minutes and reach beautiful Gangapurna Lake and Glacier or, go on the hike to higher slopes with horses and cows. You can also explore the local cultural heritage, culture, and tradition of the people living in this isolated region. We call this Valley of snow leopard.

Manang valley, one of the biggest villages among the Annapurna circuit trek is a beautiful village sitting bellow the Gangapurna and Annapurna III mountain on the trans-Himalaya zone of meaning district. A wall of Annapurna range towards its southern side to rocky terrain and river. Also known as NYESHYANG VILLAGE or upper Manang. The village is blanded with old traditional mud houses to modern hotels, medical posts, schools, monasteries. The morning view from the window of almost every offers a magnificent view of Ganagapurna mountain, glacier. the view of manga belly is extremely pleasing. 

Photo - Tashi R. Ghale-- Manang Valley  

Muktinath Temple

The Pagoda style Muktinath Temple is the symbol of religious symbiosis between Hindu and Buddhist. Hindu believes that lord Bishnu got salvation from the curse of Brinda here. Therefore he is worshipped as Muktinath (Lit. the lord of salvation). Hindu devotees take bath under chilled water of 108 waterspouts located behind the temple. It is also believed that the deity was originated from Jumla, far western Nepal. On the other hand, Buddhist worship Bishnu as Avalokiteshvara (Chingresig). The temple depicts the metal statues of lord Bishnu, goddess Laxmi, Saraswati & Janaki, Garuda, Lava-Kusha, and Sapta Rishis.

Kagbeni village

Situated at an altitude of 2,800m, Kagbeni is a unique famous village of Baarah Gaun (lit. twelve villages) region in Mustang district. It lies in the popular Annapurna Circuit Trek route and is a gateway to Upper Mustang. It is a fascinating medieval village with closely packed mud-brick houses, dark alleys, and imposing Chhortens. The village stands in a little green oasis dominated by its red monastery. The "Kag" of "Kagbeni" used to be "Ghag" meaning center and hence, is a center of nearby villages of Jomsom to south and Muktinath to the east. "Beni" in Nepali means confluence of two rivers, and indeed Kagbeni lies on the banks of the confluence of Kali Gandaki and Jhong Rivers. Before heading to Muktinath, Hindu pilgrims offer Pinda and perform Shraddha (death ritual)to their deceased ancestors at this confluence believing that it brings salvation to the departed soul. According to the Hindu epic Adhyatma Ramayana, Kagbhusundi meditated here on the suggestion of Saptarishis, hence the place was named Kagbeni. The village maintains the characteristic appearance of a fortress town and is culturally very rich. The town played a very significant role during the "Salt Trade" era that flourished between Tibet and Nepal. However, with the formation of Mustang in the 15th century, Kagbeni's importance diminished. The main ethnic group in the village is Bhotias (possess last name Gurung and Thakuri).

Photo- Prem Gurung -- Kagbeni village and Upper mustang valley 

 

Itineraries

Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel B/B/3star

Day 2: Drive to bensishar 6/7 hours by bus or privet transportation

Day 3: drive to chame 5 -6 hrs. by privet jeep

Day 4: Trek to Pisang village

Day 5: Trek to Nagwal VIllage in the afternoon we do Acclimatization process climb up to 300m

Day 6: Trek to Manang

Day 7: Trek to Gungsang in the afternoon Acclimatization process climb up to 300m

Day 8: Trek to Churi lader in the afternoon Acclimatization process climb up to 300m

Day 9: Trek to thourong phedi in the afternoon Acclimatization process climb up to High camp

Day 10: Thorong-La Pass (5416m) - Muktinath (3800m) 7 to 8 hours

Day 11: Drive to Jomsom (2715m) via kagbeni- visit kagbeni

Day 12: Scenic fly to Pokhara

Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu

Day 14: Leisure day in Kathmandu

Day 15: Final Departure

Date and Cost

ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT TREK COST

People             Cost Per person                    

1 People           1,900/-

2-3 People       1,350/- 

4-6 People       1,250/- 

7-10 People     1,200/- 

11+ People       1,150/- 

Departures

Start Date End Date  Availability   
15th April 2021 9th May 2021  Open  
 Enquiry 
12th May 2021 29th May 2021  Open  
 Enquiry 
6th September 2021 23rd September 2021  Open   Enquiry 
10th October 2021 27th October 2.021  Open 
 Enquiry 
 8th November 2021 
 25th November 2021 
 Open 
 Enquiry 

 

What To Take

Equipment list  for ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT TREK

Primary Essential 

Passport, Money, Credit Cards, Personal Travel Insurance, Passport size photos, Pen & dairy book, Communication device (laptops, Tap or phone), Camera

Eye protection

Sunglass UV more than 500%, 

Note: - if you have eyes problem please consult your doctor because of in Nepal High Mountain has dry air and in the city so much dust

Skin protection

Sunblock cream SPF 25 to 50 (small tube), Lip balm SPF 10 to 15

Note:-depending your skin, please consult your doctor (as our experience some of my clients get allergy from sunblock cream)

Other accessories

Day backpack (15 ltr to 20 ltr), Duct tape (few meters –you can roll-on water bottle or trekking pole), Portable solar charger, Backup power bank, Bathing Suit: Towel, Toothpaste, and brush, floss, mini hairbrush, razor, soap, a mini bottle of shampoo, travel mirror, nail clippers, etc and rain cover

 

FAQs

I'm a solo traveler, is there a single supplement?

Our prices are different based on a number of people. The prices are set based on a number of people traveling together. For example, the price for 1 person and the total price for 2 people is different. So, the price you see at the time of making the reservation is the final. We do not charge an additional amount for the single traveler.

Which currency is most widely accepted on this tour?

We accept major currencies such as USD and EUR. Credit card payments are accepted only in USD. We also accept bank transfers, direct remittance services (Western Union, Moneygram), etc.

What is the best time and season?

March-Mid June, and September – December are considered the best months for trekking and climbing peak in Nepal. climbing is doable throughout the year however some months are better than others. June – August is monsoon season so there might be some rain showers in these months. January – February is winter months and it’s usually much cold in higher areas.
The trek is doable throughout the year.

How are the meals and accommodation like?

We will be eating and sleeping in the lodges for the whole trek and as an itinerary for climbing tented. Generally, rice, noodles, pasta, vegetables, curry, potatoes, eggs, sandwiches, burgers, etc. are available.
The lodges will have twin sharing rooms and tented will have twins sharing a tent. In most cases, we will provide you a private room however in rare cases you may need to share the rooms with other travelers (especially if you are traveling alone).

Do I need to be physically fit?

Very good question. Usually, a person with previous multiday hiking experiences is welcome to join our treks. This is an adventurous trek that consists of high altitude trek over 5000 meters for nearly a week. If you do not have previous hiking experiences but still have no problem walking for 6-9 hours every day, then we are happy to take you on board.

Can we do this trip with kids?

We take bookings for this trip for people over 16 years old. The trekking doable with kids as well and we have previous experiences of organizing family tours.

Are the guides experienced? Are they licensed?

We have very experienced guides at the company. We have guides experienced for at least 5 years to 18 years. All our guides are certified IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guides, NMA mountaineering Guide, and trekking guides Ministry of Tourism licensed by Nepal Government.

 

Trek cost includes / excludes

Whats Included

Documentation: - Trekking permit, national park fees, coordination with a relevant government office. All government taxes are included in the price

Accommodation: - 4-night hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara 3* Hotel, lodge during trekking and best

Food: - full board meal during the trek best available hotel/lodges or tea house

Transport: - Tourist bus or private vehicle Pokhara and Bensishar, international airport arrival & departure, all land transportation around cities with a private vehicle, Helicopter evacuation for Nepali team, Porter or yaks for this trekking  

Communication: - weather report

Expedition team: - Trekking guide, Assistance guide, and porter allowances & wages for Nepali Trekking team

Safety equipment: - First aid kit, Oxy meter, and common Trekking equipment in the group.

Whats not included
  • International flight
  • PERSONAL equipment for  trekking
  • Personal & medical Insurance of Trekking
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter incase needed
  • Personal expenses
  • Bar Bills & beverage  
  • Tips for all group member
  • Insurance of member
  • Visa & visa extension fees
  • Cost of emergency evacuation
  • Other charges at lodges/tea houses such as showers, internet access or battery re-charging, hot water for drinking , extra hot drink.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara

Cancellation, inclusions and Policies

If our clients fail to make their trip or want to cancel their program due to any unavoidable circumstances following charges will be made for the Trip Cancel

  • Less than 60 days in advance: 15%
  • Less than 45 days in advance: 25%
  • Less than 30 days in advance: 50%
  • Less than 15 days in advance: 75%
  • Less than 10 days in advance: 85%
  • On or after the starting date: No refund will be made

 

Vital Information

TRAVEL INSURANCE 

it is your responsibility to ensure that you are fully and adequately insured for the duration of your trip. Please ensure that all activities, excursions, and destinations in your itinerary are included in your insurance policy, We advise to valuable clients to have full insurance against Medical, Evacuation, Trip cancellation, lost or damaged baggage, Air delays, etc. for this trip, you must be covered up to 5500m altitude. 

Please take a copy of your insurance policy to the pre-trip briefing, as the guide will need to collect your insurance details. We also ask that you keep a copy of your policy summary (containing policy number and emergency contact number for you insure) in your daysack at all the time, so that we can access the information should wee need to contact the insured on your behalf.

HIGH ALTITUDE SICKNESS

High-altitude illness is due to a decrease in oxygen at high altitude.

Atmospheric pressure decrease as altitude increases but the percentage of oxygen in the air remains constant; as a result, the partial pressure of oxygen decreases with altitude and is at 5500m (18000 feet) is about ½ of that at the sea level.

High-altitude illness is seen in people in people who have recently arrived at high altitude or have just gained altitude, and may start any time from few hours to a few days after ascending. High altitude is arbitrarily defined as altitudes higher than 3.000 m (10.000 ft). people with heart and hung decreases may have difficulty at lower altitudes and, rarely, a healthy, a healthy person will develop altitude illness at as low as 2500 m (8.200 ft).... READ MORE

PASSPORT AND VISA 

Please double-check that your passport is valid for 6 months beyond the date of arrival in Nepal. We recommend that you take a photocopy of your passport and keep it separate from the original, and this will be useful if the original is lost while you are traveling. You must carry your passport on the trek with you, as it is required for internal flights.

Need to Get Nepal Visa

  •     Two Passport-sized photos with a light background.
  •     Bring Cash USD to get the visa fee.
  •     Your passport must valid for at least 6 months.

As soon as you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will get a visa on arrival.

In the arrivals hall, you’ll find electronic booths that read your passport, take your photo, and print out a completed form. Take your completed form to the payment counter where you'll pay for your visa, and then head to the immigration line for "Visa on Arrival".

TIPS 

Fill out your arrival card on the plane so you can quickly move through the queue in the arrivals’ lounge. Also, completing the visa form online prior to arrival should also save some time as there's a limited number of electronic booths. 

Visa Type 

 Tourist Visa

  • 15 days of Tourist Visa costs USD 30$.
  • 30 days Tourist Visa costs USD 50$
  • 90 days of Tourist Visa costs USD 125$.
  • Multiple-entry - $25 USD (Useful for going back-and-forth between Bhutan, Tibet & India)

Gratis(Free) Visa

For South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, a gratis visa for 30 days is available for the first visit in one visa year.

Nepal Visa For Indian Nationals

Indian Tourist does not require a visa to enter in Nepal. To know more visit: Nepal Immigration


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