Annapurna Circuit (10 Days) Trekking

Annapurna Circuit (10 Days) Trekking
Annapurna Circuit (10 Days) Trekking
Annapurna Circuit (10 Days) Trekking
  • Trip Code: dwt 002
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Total Duration: 10 Days
  • Difficulty Level: Challenging
  • Max. Altitude: 5,416m at Thorung la high pass
  • Nature of Trek: Tea House trekking
  • Accommodation: selected hotel in Pokhara and tea house during the trek
  • Meals: Breakfast in pokhara and all meals during the trek
  • Transportation: Domestic flight and private vehicle (Transportation)
  • Group Size: 2-12
  • Best Season: Feb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec.
  • Trip Starts: Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends: Kathmandu
  • Trip Category: Annapurna Region Trekking
  • Activity per day: Approximately 4-6 hr walking
10 Days incl. Flights / Bus ...
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US$ 1500
US$ 750

About Trip

Annapurna circuit trek is one of the most popular treks in the Himalayan region .It offers you a broad and varied spectrum of Nepalese culture and sceneries of unparalleled beauty.

Trip Highlights
  • Crossing the world’s widest pass –  the Thorong La Pass at 5,416 meter
  • See blue sheeps at Yak Kharka
  • Spectacular views of Mt. Annapurna, Thorung Peak, Nilgiri, Chulu west and Chulu east, Tukuche Peak, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV
  • World’s deepest Kali Gandaki George
  • Relax at hot springs in Tatopani
  • Magnificent lakes, glaciers, gorges, and waterfalls
  • Visit  Muktinath ,a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists
  • Visit the beautiful manang district and interact with its people
  • Jhomsom’s busy marketplace
  • visit to Barge Monastery, largest in Manang
     

Annapurna circuit Trek is beautiful combination of trekking in the Annapurna region where we can see dramatic deep gorges, desolate high mountain passes, and the massive snow capped mountain ranges as well as relaxing hot spring, Buddhist and Hindu temples, delightful farming villages .
Annapurna circuit Trek is a rewarding trek where you will be able to view  panoramic sceneries of Himalayas, including of the Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m) Mt. Manaslu (8163 m), Mt. Annapurna II (7937 m.) , Mt. Annapurna III (7555m),  Mt. Annapurna south (7219m), Mt. Annapurna IV (7525m),Mt. Nilgiri (7041m), Mt. Machhapuchhare (6998m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6441m), Mt. Lamjung Himal (6986m),Tukuche peak (6920m), Tilicho peak (7134m). We get an opportunity to learn about the Tibetan Buddhist villages as well as Manang settlements and their typical culture. The circuit takes you through a number of climatic zones  you will pass rice paddy fields, sub-tropical forests, rural farmland and glacial zones.There is a small chance of seeing a snow leopard in Yak Kharka along with blue sheeps .We will also go by Jomsom’s bustling market area ,a big change from the scenic farms and rural villages and make a stop at Tatopani where, after days of trekking we can relax in their famous hot springs

We start our journey at Kathmandu, from there we take a local bus to Bhulbhule where we register our permits , next day we take a local bus for a scenic drive to Chame, on our way we stop by Dharapani to register paper works for Annapurna circuit trek.The next day we begin our trek as we trek to Pisang on a pleasant forest trail above the river,we follow the trail to Manang , Ledar to Thorong Phedi or high camp.And from  Thorong Phedi to Thorong La Pass 5416 m. After passing the Thorong La pass we head down to Muktinath, which is sacred pilgrimage site for hindus and buddhists From Muktinath we drive to Jomsom then Tatopani and spend the night there.Next day we drive to Pokhara from Tatopani via Beni Bazaar,and finally take a tourist bus back to Kathmandu

Our 10 days Annapurna circuit trek itinerary is an alternative short trek of our 15 days Annapurna Circuit trekking that circumnavigate the entire Annapurna designed for the passionate trekkers having the ability to hike at 6 to 7 hours a day. If you wish to achieve just the base camp of Annapurna, our 7 days Annapurna base camp trekking would be perfect .We have more exciting Adventurous packages in Annapurna region.

9 days Annapurna sanctuary Trekking

11 days Annapurna Base Camp Trekking  

6 days Ghorepani Poon hill Trekking     

16 Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1 : Drive to Bhulbhule (845 m / 2,815 ft) 200 km west of the Kathmandu Valley –7-9hrs

Early morning after breakfast we take a local bus to Bhulbhule. The route goes out of the valley along the picturesque trishuli river to Pokhara from where we head north to the large bazaar to Besisahar to Bhulbhule,situated along the Marsyangdi river.Throughout the ride we will be able to see beautiful scenery of terrace farms, villages and catch a sight of the snowy mountain peaks of ganesh and Manaslu. At Bhulbhule we register our permits at the check post.Overnight stay at Lodge. Included Meals (B, L, D).

Day 2 : Drive to Chame (2,710 m/8,890 ft) by Local Bus 7 to 8 hours

We take a normal bus to Chame.The bus route is a pleasant road through the jungles and terrace farms by the Marsyangdi river . We take a lunch break and climb up through several of the rural villages to finally reach the peaceful village of Jagat . From there we continue on the bus on the route following the Marsyangdi river to the bustling village of Dharapani( 1860 m), the main entry point for our Annapurna circuit trek, here we register our paperworks at the checkpost then continue on our bus to Chame. Chame has a busy bazaar and a rejuvenating hot spring along marsyangdi river where we can relax, there are also great views of Annapurna II (7,937m) and Lamjung Himal (6,932m) up the valley and if you look back you will be able to see the Manaslu (8,154m) and Peak 29 (7,833m) Overnight stay at Lodge. Included Meals (B, L, D).

Day 3 : Trek to Pisang (3,115 m/10,200 ft) - 6hrs

We walk through a steep and narrow valley to have our first view of Paungda Danda rock face, a curved rock face rising 1500m from the river. From here, we also see clear views of Annapurna 2 at the south and Pisang Peak at the north east. Next, we descend to the Manang Valley floor.Overnight stay at Lodge. Included Meals (B, L, D).

Day 4 : Trek to Manang (3445 m/11,300ft)- 8 to 9 hrs

We trek on the upper trail through upper pisang via Geru, we choose this trail as it offers outstanding views of north face Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, Tilicho and Pisang Peak. as we ascend well feel the air turn cold, dry and harsher.The trail goes through Tibetan settlement and and we get a chance to explore Buddhist culture in a short visit to Barge Monastery, largest in Manang. Overnight stay at Lodge. Included Meals (B, L, D).

Day 5 : Trek to Ledar (4330m/14206ft) – 4 hrs

After a day in and around Manang, acclimatizing to the high elevation, and allowing our bodies time to rest and get used to the environment, we then move forward on our way to the Thorung La high pass. From the landscape is more alike Tibetan Plateau.We first make our way through the older section of Manang and then climb through the rustic Gunsang as we make our way up the spectacular valley to an open, peaceful meadow known as Yak Kharka. We make the climb steadily through Tenki, leaving the Marshyangdi Valley. Continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley, we reach Ledar. Overnight stay at Lodge. Included Meals (B, L, D).

Day 6 : Trek to High Camp (4600 m/15091 ft) -3 to 4 hrs

It is another short day of about 3 to 4 hours walking again to help the acclimatisation process. Leaving Ledar and after crossing the river , Jorsang Khola (4310m) there is a trek to Phedi at 4420m/14501 ft , Pedhi means “foot of the hill” . We follow a narrow path across a high, screen slope (small stones that move when you trek on them) then walk slowly one and half hour up hill to Highcamp or Throng Phedi.Overnight stay at Lodge. Included Meals (B, L, D).

Day 7 : Trek to Muktinath (3,800m/12467 ft) via Thorung la pass(5,416m/17764 m) – 8 to 9 hrs

Today's the most challenging part of the trip, we cross Thorong La pass, one of the highest passes in the world, and the highest point of the trek.we have to wake up early morning at 3 to complete this challenge . we have to push ourselves through the icy air , and high altitude but the view from the pass will make it totally worth it. We will see a panorama of majestic Himalayan peaks extending northwards into Tibet,at the back we can see several of the main peaks of Annapurna. We then descend all the way to Muktinath,The descent to Muktinath is quite steep and will take between 3 to 4 hours Muktinath is a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists.The Buddhists call it Chumig Gyatsa, which in Tibetan means "Hundred Waters".Overnight stay at Lodge. Included Meals (B, L, D).

Day 8 : Drive to Jomsom and Tatopani (1200m/3,940ft) by local bus

After exploring Muktinath we take a public transportation to head down the valley.We will soon find ourselves at the bottom of Kali Gandaki river valley on the trail to Jomsom, district headquarters of Mustang. Jomsom bustling market area will be a big change from the scenic farms and rural villages we had previously visited .After a resting for a while, we catch a local bus to Tatopani. This rugged journey goes through the deepest gorge in the world, it'll will take us from the arid high elevation terrain to the lowlands with lush jungle and farmland.we will be able to get good views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Until we finally reach Tatopani. Tatopani means ‘hot springs’ Nepal . We can take a dip in the nearby hot spring.Overnight stay at Lodge. Included Meals (B, L, D).

Day 9 : Drive to Pokhara (850m/2788 ft) – 7 hrs

Approximately seven hours bus or jeep drive from Tatopani via Beni Bazaar take us to Pokhara. Pokhara is a lakeside tourist's paradise with many facilities for travelers. Accommodation at Hotel near Lakeside. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara. Included Meals (B).

Day 10 : Drive back to Kathmandu (1,350 m/4,450 ft) - 6-7hrs

Early morning we return back to Kathmandu on a tourist bus. The 200 km route first goes along the Marsyangdi River and then the Trishuli river giving us a good look at the natural scenery and farmland. The bus makes one last climb and we are back in the valley of the gods, Kathmandu. Accommodation at your own selected Hotel in Kathmandu. We wish you have a memorable journey trekking Annapurna Circuit

Cost Details

Cost Includes
  • All airport and hotel transfer with private transportation.
  • Drive from Kathmandu to  Bhulbhule to Chame and from Jomsom to Tatopani to Pokhara by Local bus.
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus.
  • One night accommodation in selected hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast.
  • Tea House/ Lodge accommodation including meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trek.
  • Government License holder Discovery World Trekking experienced and qualified trek leader (guide), assistant trekking guide, (10 or above trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porter to help trekkers luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Coverage of guides and porters meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation and other necessary equipment.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) Fee.
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee.
  • Medical kit.
  • We  use pulse oximeter on our clients everyday during the trekking for blood oxygen saturation level monitor to high altitudes as it is an important indicator to recognize early signs of impending altitude sickness and other potentially health risks
  • Arrangement of Sleeping bags and Down Jacket for the Trek.
  • Catering extra dietary requirements
  • All Government and Local Taxes.
  • Assistance in arranging rescue operation in case of complicated health condition (funded by travel insurance).
  • Discovery World Trekking appreciation of certificate after over the successfully trek.
  • Farewell dinner.
Cost Excludes
  • International Flight.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Accommodation, All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu
  • Lunch and Dinner in  pokhara.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and pokhara due to early arrival, late departure, early return from trekking (because of any reason) prior to the plan scheduled itinerary.
  • Personal nature of expenses such as laundry, telephone call, battery recharge, shopping, laundry, extra porters, beverages etc.
  • Personal clothing and gear.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Tips for guide and porters.
  • Additional costs or delays caused by management out of control like landscape,  bad weather condition, in case of itinerary modification with a view to safety concern, illness,  change of government policy, political instability raises strike, moment etc
  • Thank you for choosing DWT! We will do everything within our means to take care of you and ensure an enjoyable trip of a lifetime in Nepal!

Thank you for choosing DWT! We will do everything within our means to take care of you and ensure an enjoyable trip of a lifetime in Nepal!

Trip Note

Getting There
You will arrive to Nepal, Kathmandu in Tribhuwan International Airport as that is the only international airport. An overnight stay in a hotel in Kathmandu is required upon the arrival. Bhulbhule is the starting point of Annapurna Circuit Trekking,to reach  Bhulbhule we travel for 7/8 hours by Local bus/Private jeep from Kathmandu.. The cost of Private Jeep is not included in the package.

Free transfer
We provide free airport pickup and drop by private vehicle. Upon arrival you'll be warmly welcomes by our Discovery world trekking crew with a traditional offering of  Khata or marigolds garland (symbolizing purity, goodwill, auspiciousness and compassion), then directly transfer you to your hotel. To make use of this service please submit full flight details of arrival and departure in advance by mail.

Accommodation
The package includes accommodations throughout the trek as well as one night in Pokhara. Accommodation during the trek are at teahouses/lodges which are essentially hotels but with a more homely feel. They are run by the locals and provide all the basic facilities including hot shower at a small extra charge. The rooms are simple but comfortable usually with two beds with mattress blanket and pillows. Some will have en suit bathroom but most have shared bathroom with squat toilet .you will get a chance to experience the renowned Nepalese hospitality as well as interact with them Discovery World Trekking have good public relation with local service providers in Annapurna trek; the company makes sure prior arrangement of the accommodation.
At pokhara the accommodation is more luxurious. we stay at hotels with single room and attached bathrooms, TV, 24 hours hot water, power and laundry facility.The accommodation for your stay in Kathmandu is not included in the package as there are plenty of hotels in Kathmandu that you can select according to your requirements

Meals
All meals during the trip are included in the package which include . the menu is a blend of traditional local , Asian and continental cuisines the foods will be all home cooked, fresh, hygienic, tasty and nutritious . We select only the best dishes available at the teahouse or lodge. We highly recommend liquids green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea and garlic soup(must) etc for health benefits at high altitudes.we provide breakfast during the  1 overnight stay at Pokhara to make it convenient for getting ready for departure .for other meals you are free to choose from the various diners available  all over Pokhara. Meals in Kathmandu are not included in the packages  as there are variety of Nepalese and international cuisine readily available for you to choose according to your taste.

Best Season
Although trekking  is possible throughout the year each season has different advantages and attractions and advantages offer for trekking in Annapurna region. The temperature in the mountains also depends according to the altitude range – higher the altitude, lower the temperature.

March-May
Trekking season begins after March. Trekking in the spring between mid-March and mid-April means that you will get to see the incredible displays of Rhododendrons that flower in the forests around Ghorepani. Temperature starts rising from mid March up to mid May.  Weather is cool at this time. Sky is very clear and you can enjoy the clearest views of mountains.

June-August
It usually rains during this season. Monsoon generally begins around the end June and continues up to the second week of August. The temperature during the days usually ranges from 10°C to 23?  and gets relatively colder at night ( 5°C to 10?) mornings are usually clear with clouds building up during the afternoon and disappearing again at night. Because of the rainfall  Rhododendron forests around Ghorepani will be rife with leeches .However, the northern sections around the Mustang Region doesn't get as affected by the monsoon as it lies within a rainshadow area Though the rain may cause some problems .Various plants bloom during this season , the valleys will be green and totally different view than during other seasons.Please note that rain clouds may block views and mudslides are  common around the entire circuit.

September-October
This is a favourite among tourists with the most favorable weather and perfect climate condition. The sun shines bright the skies are clear you get a  superb view of mountains and the temperature is perfect for daytime trek. you can enjoy spectacular starry skies since the sky is clear at night. The monsoons will be over by early September and the weather ranges from mild to warm days. Daytime temperatures can reach upto 20c in high altitudes,the nights are cold,temperatures may go down around 5c.the greens that grew during monsoon fade to golden/amber proving a spectacular contrast against the crystal blue skies, grains are ripen in the enclave. The environment is clean and lowlands are lush. The biggest festivals of Nepal like Dashain, Tihar also fall during this season.this is the busiest period on the Annapurna Circuit and lodges  book up quickly, we recommend booking with Discovery world Trekking as soon as possible for this season

.November
November is a busy season, the clearest month, with crisp and sparkling sky.The daytime temperatures at this month is usually the most stable,from mild to cool conditions ,the humidity is aso pretty dry with very cold nights

December-February
The coldest time is from December  through early February, after  late February,climate gradually gets warmer Temperatures get extremely cold dropping to -5 degree C at high altitudes. daytime is pleasantly and relatively warm with sunshine.At over 5,000 metres, Thorung La Pass is often deluged with snow and will close for days on end when this happens. Despite being cold the skies are usually very clear, mountain views are at their best. with snowy caps the it might snow and the ground will be snow the trails are the least busy at this time. It may not be the best season for beginners but experienced trekkers will have no problem. Do keep in mind  that late February- early march  is also the period in the Annapurna Region when avalanches are most common
Please Note: Weather in the Himalaya can be unpredictable and change quickly; temperature can vary vastly from day to night.

Acclimatization
Our Annapurna circuit Trek package provides 3-4 days at over 3500m for acclimatization, where there is significant risk of being affected by altitude sickness also called acute mountain sickness.  Altitude sickness is preventable but can be fatal if the symptoms are ignored .our trip itinerary is designed for slow and steady ascending so the body can adapt to the new altitude All Our trekking leader and guide have extensive first aid training and well -experienced in the Himalaya we urge to inform your group leader and guide at first signs of the symptoms, we guarantee your health will be at reliable hands. Your trek leader or guide will suggests precautions. The best way is to take your time and drink plenty of water at least 4 liters a day. If it is severe the only cure for altitude sickness is to descend immediately.  Please note that your group leader has ultimate responsibility to decide or stop your ascent based on your overall condition. It is essential to keep in mind that some are more vulnerable than other.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
Annapurna circuit Trek is a challenging trek in  Annapurna region. The hiking is generally 6-8 hrs a day, with regular breaks to take in the stunning mountain views.  Trek routes on Annapurna  involve long climbs, steep descents and a straightforward roads following a good trial.  To accomplish trek, past hiking experience would be additional advantage although no technical experience and skills are necessary. Trekkers who are able to hike 6-8 hours a day at a reasonable pace with a light day pack can take part in our short Annapurna circuit  trekking.some days require longer waking hours  So you must be reasonably fit and prepared for long days. Trekking in higher altitude is physically demanding than trekking in the lower altitudes .Exercising and jogging regularly for a couple of weeks prior to the trip is a good idea to enhance our stamina
To join our Annapurna circuit Trek, all participants should be in good health condition with normal physical fitness and have positive attitude, self confidence, and strong determination. It is very important to make sure you are as healthy as possible before starting trek. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung and blood disease should inform us before booking the trek.

Trekking group /single
The group will be generally 2 to maximum up to 12 paxes on trek. The group of 10 and above will be accompanied by a leader, and supported by an assistant guide and porters. We also organize single private trek in Annapurna based on your own holiday timeframe .this will be lead by one of our highly competent and well experienced guides

A typical day in Trek
A day on trekking will be rewarding with unique experience providing to trek leisurely with plenty of time to enjoy scenery, take photos and explore the local village. During the trek you are accompanied by experienced, friendly and qualified expert guide along with porters to carry out your baggage. You need to take your small regular day pack on hiking days.The day starts with an early morning cup of tea. Each morning after packing our bags and having a wholesome breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk ar around 7 am -8am, depending on the duration and nature of the day’s walk. after trekking 3 to 4 hours, lunch will be served around midday on the route to the next destination and we continue after an hour rest.. The afternoon walk is generally shorter being only 2 to 3 hours when we read our overnight lodge we snack on the pre prepared extra dietary snacks ,then after dinner, we will have free time to explore nearby places. Dinner is provided around 6 to 7 pm. In the evening before going to bed, we discuss each group member hiking experience of that day. And the  guide will brief the next day trip plan. After completing of trip briefing we enjoy fun and games and entertainment.trekkers love learning Nepalese language from our Discovery World Trekking crews, playing card, talking to and chatting with the crew members, reliving the day adventure or reading books before heading off to the bed for well-deserved sleep.

Communication on trek
There is mobile phone coverage on the most of the routes, But this service may not be reliable, depending on which network you use. Upon your request, we can provide you with separate local SIM card with good access for talking to family and surrounding friends through your cell phone.although Some days at high altitude, there is no mobile network facility.

Electricity and battery recharge, water on trekking
Almost all tea houses on the trail route to Annapurna circuit  have electricity. You can charge your devices for a small amount of extra charge.we recommend you also bring your own solar powered charger.For drinking water, it's best to take water purification pills and use it on filling local boiled water instead of packed mineral water. Boiling water on local lodges may take extra charge.

Extra personal expenses on trekking
Discovery World Trekking tries to provide all extra expenses excluded from the package. Meals and accommodations in Kathmandu will have to be arranged by self. All meals, transfer and accommodation required for Annapurna circuit  trekking are included except lunch and dinner in Pokhara Trekkers will have to bring personal spending money with them to cover costs of accommodations in Kathmandu, visa process, travel insurance policy purchase, beverages, snacks for the trek, tips to the trekking crew members, souvenirs etc. We recommend to bring cash (dollars) which can be changed to rupees here..r bringing a cash card you can use to withdraw from an ATM (bear in mind your bank may charge for this service).

Travel insurance
Trekking in Annapurna Circuit (10 Days) Trekking  requires slightly proactive and reactive preparedness. The high mountains are not a place to visit casually as serious sickness and other casualty are supposed to be unexpectedly happened. Make sure you have insured against this incident before starting the trek. Travel insurance is also a part of booking condition for an adventure trek in Nepal. All clients taking part in  Manaslu Circuit Trekking must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate to Discovery World Trekking. The policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation with inclusive of helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses for trekkers at high altitude. We can do recommendation of insurance company in case of our help needed but we do not involve in sale of the insurance policy. Trekker is refused to be participated in  Manaslu Circuit Trekking with improper policy or without travel insurance policy. In case of emergency circumstances of our valued client, company put forward the travel documentation processing to insurance company based on your prior information submission details in order to assist in arranging rescue operation, and transfer to hospital for treatment.You are requested to send the details insurance information after you have booked the trek. Make sure your insurance company accepts the cost incurred for mountain rescue service even at the highest elevation of trek.

Passport and visa
All foreigners except Indian nationals must have a valid visa to enter into Nepal. Visa is available on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport upon entry in Kathmandu, Nepal and at nepal borders of India and Tibet.Visa can be easily extended at the central immigration office. www.immigration.gov.np;Visa application requires a passport with at least 6 months until expiration and one passport -size photo. The current cost of visa for 30 days is US$40(to be paid in cash) for 30 days that is required to make in cash. Other currencies are also accepted although rates may differ.  Other nationalities should check entry requirements. visitors are requested to specify return flight tickets, time intended stay in Nepal. we recommended you schedule at least 1-2 day extra at the end of the trip just in case there is a delay. If no delay occurs we can arrange additional activity for your time in Nepal.To help calculate the exact dates of these crossings we have found the website www.timeanddate.com to be very useful. The children under the age of 10 will get free visa. Please be advised to check the current regulation. Visa regulation can change without prior notice.
Citizens of china as well as citizens of south Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) get free visa. countries not entitled to get a visa upon arrival are Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan If you are a citizen of one of these countries, please contact your local Nepalese embassy.

Money exchange
You can exchange most foreign currencies  Through the banks and through the money exchanges. money exchangers are also legitimate. You might be able to also exchange small amounts of cash at the hotel you are staying. Money exchange facilities are available in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Money changers or Money exchangers in Kathmandu are found all over Thamel . The going rate is normally displayed in the front of the stores on a board. The official currency of Nepal is the Nepali Rupee (NPR). Its symbol is often displayed as Rs. The government of Nepal has banned the import, export and use of 500 and 1000 Indian Rupees in Nepal. You should ensure you are not carrying these notes on arrival in Nepal as they will be confiscated and you may be fined. Despite having the security advantage of traveler’s cheque, many hassles problems like a lengthy process and high rate of commission may take place during the processing at banks. You can withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from  one of many ATMs in Kathmandu and Pokhara (if you card is linked to the International Cirrus System), or by exchanging your travel cash at a bank in Kathmandu, the service fee charge will impose on around four percent or more depending up on the bank.  There is a day transaction limit on cash withdrawing if you use the bank. Please note that most establishment banks in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn or faded and they can be very difficult to exchange or extra fees added when exchanging at banks. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes.Please refer to www.xe.com/ for up to date rates

Luggage
The weight limit for your luggage is 20 kg. Remember that your luggage will be carried by your porter (not more than 20kg) but a should carry your own knapsack or backpack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. Only carry what the essentials,You can leave any excess baggage either at your hotel or at Discovery World Trekking store for free.

Equipment list for Annapurna circuit  trekking
Depending on the season you wish to go trekking you may have to make adjustments to clothing and equipments however these are the necessities list we prepared keeping keeping your comfort and utility in mind.We never recommend our clients to bring over equipments which are not necessary for the trek.

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Winter hat or insulating hat or Wide brimmed hat
  • Headlight with extra batteries

Face

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Face/body wipes

Hands

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavy weight winter gloves

Body

  • Hiking shirts
  • Long sleeved shirt made of synthetic fibre
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • T- shirts ( bring Light weight wool)
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • down jacket ( available in rent in Kathmandu)
  • Sweater
  • Water proof jacket and pants

Footwear

  • Hiking Boots that been worn in
  • Thick wool socks (Take a extra pairs of thick light socks)

Essential gear

  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not).
  • Thermal bottle
  • Water purification
  • Trekking pole
  • Sleeping bag (-15 bag is best in the high altitude trek)
  • Toiletries (toilet papers,  tooth paste, tooth brush, )

Toiletries

  • Medium size drying towel
  • Tooth brush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant/ floss
  • Bio degradable bar soap
  • Nail clippers
  • Small mirror
  • Personal accessories
  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera

Extra items

  • First aid kit
  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport
  • Notebook and pen
  • Binocular

Responsible travel
"Take nothing but pictures.
Leave nothing but footprints.
Kill nothing but time."
We have a very strong commitment to environmental sustainability for protecting our fragile ecosystems,.Without a doubt, tourism has brought many positive impact in terms of wealth generation, employment opportunities, infrastructure, healthcare and education etc. but With an increase of tourists’ negative impact has also become noticeable on the community and the environment. Please make sure you think about the environment and not carelessly litter .
Furthermore, Discovery World Trekking works together with Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organizes eco friendly trips about most environmentally sensitive and culturally rewarding that meet the expectation of both travelers and communities.

Discovery World Trekking Crews
During the Annapurna circuit  trekking, you are accompanied by a team of local well-experienced and qualified local expert guide along with porters to carry out your baggage. Please note Porters will only carry your luggage up to 20kg .you can leave extra baggage at your hotel at Discovery world Trekking store free of cost  For every 2 trekkers we have 1 porter. And for a group of over 1 trekkers we have 1 assistant guide along with the head guide(trek leader).. All of our crew at Discovery World Trekking are locals of high Himalaya remote area who know the mountains very well.Their bodies are perfectly adapted to the high altitude and aren't affected by altitude sickness. Your trip will be led by first grade government certified highly experienced trek guide. Guides /leaders are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, leadership skills, technical proficiency, and ability to measure risk, comprehensive knowledge of nature, culture, and geography structure. at Discovery world Trekking.We have a reliable team of experienced guides and porters who are all locals of the himalayas. All of our team members are fully insured, fully equipped and well paid.and well versed in the following aspects:

  • Intensive wilderness first Aid
  •  Authorized certificate of Trekking Guide Training
  •  Fluency speaking English and other major Languages
  •  Conservation and biodiversity
  •  Rock climbing

Tipping
The most importantly, tipping is at travelers discretion and should be relied on good service that does not form the part of wages for your Guides, porters and crew although they are very much appreciated. In Nepalese culture, tip is the accepted and honored way to saying thank you (Dhanyabada) for good service. Normally the tips are offered at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the trips in farewell dinner on the last evening or last day of the trek, to mark the end of the trip. The amount of the trip is entirely a personal preference that may be more or less depending upon your perception of service quality, length of trip, budget and appreciation of their work. It is important to Discovery World Trekking crews who professionally take care of you all the time during the trekking, inspire excellent service and offer enriching journey- trip of once in a lifetime experience. We ensure that all of our crews including guides and porters are paid well and treated fairly with respect.

Booking and payment process
Discovery World Trekking is a government registered, licensed and bounded trekking and touring operator in Nepal. The company’s registration number is 87657/068/069. We are a member of Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). We at Discovery World Trekking provide 100% financial protection along with easy, reliable, comfortable and fastest trip booking from wherever you are Booking a trek requires 10% advance payment other necessary documentations like passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy.Arrival and departure flight detailed can be made later within two weeks period from booking date. The faster you provide required information, the easier it'll be to prepare and confirm the trip as the number of domestic flights for Annapurna is limited during the trekking seasons. Payment is to be made by bank transfer and western union. Remaining trip cost can be paid whether in cash or by bank transfer and credit card upon your arrival in Nepal. Further notes on modes of payment can be discussed upon your request via mail

Last minute booking
It is best to book in advance but for those who aren't able to for whatever reason Discovery World Trekking has a special provision for last minute booking.In the case of last minute booking with 100% percent trip payment within 24 hours is accepted. We do our best to operate a trek at any time but in case of last  minute booking we can not be responsible for delay due to changes beyond our control such as the weather, availability of lodging.contact us for more information at 977- 9851054143 / 9840055491 (Paul) or email us.

Trip extension
After complete of Annapurna circuit  trekking,If you have extra days in nepal we can arrange tours of Kathmandu valley ,sightseeing, trip to Nagarkot the perfect getaway .Chitwan jungle safari, paragliding, rafting, canyoning, another trek and much more.

Feedback
After complete of Annapurna circuit  trekking, there will be farewell dinner hosted by Discovery World Trekking,we will and provide company t-shirt, digital printed certificate of trek achievement along with key ring. We expect nothing in return but suggestions (positive or negative) about our services and team performance. As a service provider, we will make amendments based on your feedback on our overall performance. Your feedback helps us to execute future plans by improving weaknesses as well as continuing strength aspects. We encourage you to share your real feeling and experience through the popular social networking sites and on trip advisor.

 

 

 

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I'm a Danish world photographer living in NYC ,who travels the world and this trip was meant as pure vacation and adventure. As you will see this is a real honest review.

First I will say Paul and his team is the most outstanding and honest team , they are used to deal with all walks of life from the film crews to the family trip with or without kids , they show the way from we…

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Essential info

Unquestionably Nepal is renowned as best destinations for novice and adventures lovers. Thus, various popular destinations in the world are situated in Nepal available for trekking in the Himalayan for the trekkers all across the world. Trekking in Nepal can easily be achieved by the all levels of trekkers who have strong desire and determination. We are familiar with the fact that trekking demands different level of physical fitness, efforts and even acclimatization or rest day based on the level of trekking nature. We ensure that our trip grading would be a great idea or method for our valued guests while choosing an appropriate trek package that is suited perfectly to your capabilities and present health condition. It is advised that people who are suffering from the diseases like cardiac or respiratory problem have to consult with doctor before deciding to do trek in Nepal. However, in the context of Nepal trekking, it is difficult task to determine the trip grade preciously due to trek has not made different from one place to another only the elevation of place that has significant role in its trip grading but also the other contributory factors needs to be concerned well. The given below contributory factors need to be considered in determination of trek grading.

  • Average elevation (height) of the trek.
  • Trekking routes features or conditions
  • Total duration of trek and average walking per day in trek.
  • Backpacking level.
  • Temperature range based on climate and weather conditions
  • Acclimatization or rest day.
  • General level of comfort, remoteness as well as level of service.

Grade: Easy

This grade trekking consists of elevation below 3000m. This type of trekking involves short duration at lower altitude along with several ways of ascent and descent trials. Previous experience does not require at this level of trekking. Thus, any age group can adjoin who is in good health, physical fit and can walk at least 4 to 5 hrs per day in the plain place. Discovery World Trekking has designed easy grade trek in which you can assign Nagarkot Trek, Ghorepani trek , Sarankot trek and Langtang trek .

Grade: Moderate

This moderate level of trekking covers at an altitude between above 2000m to 3500m below. No previous hiking experience is required however trekking demands well fitness of physical conditions and duration of days involve both shorter and longer to complete overall trek. Trekkers need walking at least 5 to 6 hrs capabilities with longer ascent and descent trails through the involvement of some rough routes conditions. Discovery World Trekking has typical holiday package at moderate grade trek are Annapurna base camp trek, Muktinath trek and Ganesh himal trek (Ruby valley trek), Langtang trek, Tamang heritage trek etc.

Grade: Difficult

This level of trekking involves an altitude of above 3000m to 4500m below. Trekkers need to walk for 6-7 hrs daily at cross steep hilly terrain, rough round, some backpacking and high passes on some routes with daily ascent and descent. Trekking in the remote environment might be possibility of facing altitude problem in the higher elevation. Physical fitness is essential along with hill walking experience to enjoy trekking. Everest Base camp trek, Gokyo via Everest base camp trek, Gosainkunda trek, Helambu trek etc.

Grade: Strenuous

In this type of trekking at least 6-7 hrs per day walking require at high altitude with daily ascent and descent. The altitude of strenuous grade trek ranges between 4600m to 5600m. Altitude sickness problem is likely to happen at any time therefore high level of both mentally and physically fitness as well as stamina is considered to enjoy in such type of trip. Acclimatization or rest day is essential to adjust with low level of oxygen environment. Previous trekking experience is added as an asset that trek passes through the remote, wild environment with extreme weather condition and snow covered route. Discovery World Trekking has prepared typically one of the best trekking holiday packages including Everest via Kalapathar, Annapurna Circuit, Manaslu trek, Makalu trek, Kanchanjunga trek etc.

Grade:  challenging

Altitude remains around 6000m at this level of trekking. Trek might be longer enough in the remote pace and highly mountains. This challenging grade trek is limited which demands an excellent level of personal experience, physically fitness and stamina as walking day is supposed to be 7 to 8 hrs with ascent and descent. Trek involves the pass crossing the snow covered glaciers, ice and need to climb up to small peak. Trekkers therefore require basic climbing skills. This type of trekking ultimately joins with peak climbing. Discovery World Trekking challenging grade trek are Everest base camp trek via Island peak, Everest base camp trek via Mera peak etc.

Trekking is an adventurous way of traveling through the hills and mountains and in Nepal, trekking often includes world-famous views of the Himalaya and scenic surroundings. Trekking is a favorite activity for tourists to Nepal and is a great way to get to know the land and its residents. It involves getting up close and personal with nature while hiking for multiple days through hills and valleys to areas that are often far away from vehicle travel.

As an adventure activity, trekking is mostly done for entertainment, excitement, cultural interaction and education – getting to know a country and its people, culture, landscape and scenery among other highlights. For mountain climbing expeditions, trekking is often the first part of the journey where the mountaineers get used to the increasing altitude as well as the climate and landscape. Nepal’s renowned trekking regions include the Everest region, Annapurna and Langtang with many more areas that have been developed and that are up and coming including the whole rest of the hills up to the Himalaya!

Routes take trekkers travel through picturesque farmland and villages, remote hills, forests and valleys with Himalayan fed streams and rivers. Visitors can take in some of the most beautiful scenery on earth while trekking in Nepal. Facilities along trekking trails are usually more basic than facilities in urban areas and overnight accommodation is in lodges, teahouses and tents and sometimes a combination depending on location and availability of facilities. Now a days, accommodation and meals can be arranged along most trails at lodges and teahouses, especially on the popular routes. In the not so distant past, travelers and porters traveled together with sufficient tents, food and equipment because of a lack of facilities and accommodation, especially in the more remote, uninhabited areas. Our teahouse treks are organized with accommodation and meals along entire routes.

The government regulates most of the areas where trekking is done and permits are required for entering Nepal’s extensive range of national parks and conservation areas. Discovery World Trekking takes care of everything, including arranging permits, allowing you to savor every moment on the enchanting trails!

Discovery World Trekking offers the whole range of trekking packages for Nepal. We look forward to sharing with you the magnificence of the Himalaya and its world famous attractions along with the legendary kindness of the people that populate the hills and mountainous regions.

Rural life in Nepal follows a natural pace depending on season and weather. While trekking, you can travel at your own pace along the scenic trails that link each day’s way points. Many of the trekking routes are in fact ancient trade routes that link Tibet, Nepal and India! The trails often pass through groves of rhododendron, Nepal’s national flower and grazing areas for cows, sheep, water buffalo and even yaks! The mountain panoramas will be unforgettable as well the scenic villages along the way graced with Hindu temples and Buddhist monasteries. These settlements will allow trekkers an insight into the traditional ways of life cultural heritage of Nepal along with the wide range of biodiversity of the landscape.

An average day of trekking involves around five to six hours hiking including breaks for meals and as needed. The average distance covered can be a bit relative given the terrain and altitude but figure on about 10 to 15 kilometers. Along the way you will have many chances for photography and perhaps other personal interests such as bird watching and discovering the local flora.
Discovery World Trekking has many options from newly promoted trails to the classic routes and we look forward to hearing from you and satisfying your desired trekking styles and destinations.

You do not need to leave children at home to enjoy a trek in Nepal! A tour with children along will definitively be a different experience from a tour without children. That said, trekking with your children can be just as enjoyable and even more culturally rewarding. Discovery World Trekking has much experience with children on our treks and we have safety and well-being as the highest priority.  We have found that children really open up social situations as they have fewer reservations to interact and they enable easy, meaningful connections with the local people and thoughtful cultural exchange.

We would be honored to cater to your needs to enable bring your family to trek along the enchanting trails of Nepal. With children aboard we pay particular attention to food, lodging, trail activities, and other day-to-day aspects of trekking that are suitable for all. Flexibility in the itinerary is particularly important when traveling with children to cover contingencies and hiking rate. The pace of a trek is usually slower than the pace of adults, but that time can be used with other activities including photography, bird-watching, and many other things along the way. Like nearly everything in life as a parent, there will be new challenges with new insights, and many stories to tell to family and friends back home.

Discovery World Trekking looks forward to organizing a family trek for you!

We request the following in order to arrange permits and documents:

  • A copy of your passport and travel/health insurance documents with contact details, three passport size photos.
  • Please have a notepad and pen handy in order to note information regarding the upcoming trek/tour.

Additionally, we recommend that you maintain a separate photocopy of all important documents including traveler’s cheques and bank/ATM card contact numbers, international flight tickets, emergency contact numbers.

Useful Info

Please Note: The Annapurna Circuit trek includes fixed departure dates from Kathmandu and Pokhara and can be tailored to accommodate your specific requests and schedule. Please review our designated departure dates for this trek .If our designated departure dates do not suit your schedule please contact us and we will arrange it according to your timeframe. Please note that the Itinerary listed above may be modified in the events of changes beyond our control such as the weather, availability of lodging . new itinerary will be made based on the best interest of the whole group.we will do our best to make sure the new itinerary suits the everyone and will will not affect the trip experience

 

We look forward to guiding you to the famous viewpoint of Poon Hill and the Annapurna Sanctuary, through some of the most dazzling landscape on the planet with unforgettable Himalayan panoramas along the way!

 

 

 

Dates & prices

The given prices are per person basis and fixed in which the International flight cost has excluded. The dates schedules are fixed and 100 percent guaranteed and confirmed to departure Annapurna Circuit (Rapid) Trekking. If our following already set up trips departure schedule is unable to meet your holiday time frame, we also organize the trek on your own private comfortable date. For this, trekker can send us message submitting your own departure trek date.

Start Date End Date Status Cost  
29 November, 2017 08 December, 2017 Guaranteed USD 750 P/P Book Now
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01 December, 2017 10 December, 2017 Guaranteed USD 750 P/P Book Now
06 December, 2017 15 December, 2017 Guaranteed USD 750 P/P Book Now
15 December, 2017 24 December, 2017 Guaranteed USD 750 P/P Book Now
21 December, 2017 30 December, 2017 Guaranteed USD 750 P/P Book Now
27 December, 2017 05 January, 2018 Guaranteed USD 750 P/P Book Now
31 December, 2017 09 January, 2018 Guaranteed USD 750 P/P Book Now