The Annapurna Circuit is a pinnacle of treks, known for its various and diverse terrains more than its difficulty. The Pokhara Valley receives high amounts of rainfall and snow, which creating magnificent glaciers that contrast with verdant landscapes. It features such famous peaks such as Manaslu, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna I, II, III and IV, with Annapurna I towering at 8,091 metres as the 10th highest peak in the world. Nepalis considering this trek a classic and trekkers agree it is one of the most rewarding treks in the Himalayas.
Both the southern and northern Himalayas are visible in this trek. Blooming Rhododendron forests are visible in the spring. Trekking north, you will encounter the village of Manang (3351 m.) before crossing the Thorong-La (5407 m.). This is an important resting point for acclimatization. When you reach the pass, the a diverse spread of geography can be seen; now ridges stretch out before you while, but underneath them lies the sub- tropical Kali Gandaki Gorge. The trail descends to Muktinath, where sacred Buddhist and Hindus shrines reside. Further south, forests of mandarin and banana groves are commonplace. The last stage exists the gorges; the peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri are view-able before trekking down to Pokhara.
The trails on the Annapurna circuit are some of the best in Nepal, well-designed and maintained for a variety of travelers. Solid and scenic suspension bridges are common over large river crossings. In some areas the trail is quite dramatic; paths were dynamited out of sheer mountain faces, which provides dramatic, thousand-meter drops down to the valley floor below.
The Village People
Interactions with village people are some of the best experiences of trekking in Nepal. The trail will give you a variety of glimpses into traditional Nepali village life. Largely Hindu in the lowlands, the villages gradually reflected Tibetan influences as we climbed higher into the mountains, Hindu icons giving way to Buddhist prayer wheels and gompas (temples).
Day 01 Welcome you by an official representative up on arrival, transfer to the hotel, followed by welcome dinner at evening with typical Nepalese meals and folk dances, overnight at hotel(Read Full Itinerary)
1. All transportation as per itinerary with airport transfers as stated.
2. Accommodation whilst in Kathmandu(as requirements with various categories as stated) on BB basis.
3. Guided city tour in Kathmandu with transportation.
4. Entrance fees of all temples, monuments and monasteries.
5. All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
6. Accommodation in best available Lodges, Guesthouses during the trek (mainly in twin sharing).
7. A local English speaking local government Guide during the trek.
8. The required number of staff and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
9. Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine and transportation for all trekking/tour staff.
10. ACAP(Annapurna Conservation Area Projects) permits and TIMS(Trekker Information Management System) and other necessary permits.
11. Trekking equipment’s i.e.- down Jacket, sleeping bag and duffel/kit bag and trekking pole (which needs to be returned after the trek.)
12. First aid medical kid.
13. Fare well and welcome dinner as stated.
14. Official expenses.
1. Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
2. Your travel insurance (compulsory).
3. International airfare and airport departure tax.
4. Nepal entry visa fee (US$ 30 per person) you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu for 90 days from date of issue.You will require 2 passport size photos, which we recommend to get in advance in your home country to hassle from the crew mainly in high seasons (March-May, September- November).
5. Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
6. Personal trekking gears.
7. Tips for trekking staff and driver. (which is not mandatory but highly appreciated).
8. Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Inclusion section. Back to Main Menu