Annapurna Circuit Trek - 10 Days

Trip Facts
Destination Nepal
Activity Annapurna Treks
Accomodation Hotel in Pokhara and Hotel/Lodge/Tea House during the trek
Region Annapurna Region
Distance 160–260km /100-161miles
Start / End point Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Duration 10 Days
Max. Altitude 5,416m at Thorung la high pass
Meals Included Breakfast in Pokhara Hotel and all Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek
Group size 2 - 6
Nature of Trek Lodge to Lodge Trekking
Best Season Feb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec.
Trip Code dwt 002
Activity Per Day Approx. 4-6 hrs walking
Transportation Kathmandu to Besishar to Chame, Muktinath to Tatopani via Jomsom, and Tatopani to Pokhara by Public transportation, Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist bus
Grade Challenging

About the 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.

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
  • 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

Benefits

  • Airport  arrival and departure transfer to/from Hotel by private transportation.
  • Provide pulse oximeter for blood oxygen saturation level monitor to high altitude. It is an important indicator to recognize early signs of impending altitude sickness and other potentially health risks.
  • Medical Kit.
  • Arrangement of sleeping bags and down jackets if you do not have your own.

Overview

Annapurna Circuit Trek is a beautiful blend 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 Trekking is a fulfilling trek where you will be able to view panoramic sceneries of the Himalayas, including Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m) Mt. Manaslu (8,163m), Mt. Annapurna II (7,937m), Mt. Annapurna III (7,555m),  Mt. Annapurna south (7,219m), Mt. Annapurna IV (7,525m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,041m), Mt. Machhapuchhare (6,998m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441m), Mt. Lamjung Himal (6,986m), Tukuche peak (6,920m), Tilicho peak (7,134m). 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, subtropical forests, rural farmland, and glacial zones. There is a small chance of seeing a snow leopard in Yak Kharka along with blue sheep. 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 begin our adventure at Kathmandu, from there we take a local bus to Besisahar where we register our permits, the next day we take a local bus for a scenic drive to Chame, on our way we stop by Dharapani to register paper(Trek Permits) works for Annapurna region. 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 3,519 meters (11,545 ft)., Ledar to Thorong Phedi, or high camp. And from  Thorong Phedi to Thorong La Pass (5,416 m/17,769m). After passing the Thorong La pass we head down to Muktinath, which is a sacred pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists From Muktinath we drive to Jomsom then Tatopani, and spend the night there. The 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 14 days Annapurna Circuit Trek that circumnavigate the entire Annapurna designed for the passionate trekkers having the ability to hike at 6 to 7 hours a day. We have more exciting Adventurous packages in the Annapurna region. At Discovery World Trekking, we care about how to make your trip one of the best trips of your life. To make things easier we've designed out all Annapurna and other packages with information like the Equipment required, Maps, Precautions, Covid guidelines equipment, and many more. We have a very distinguished Annapurna Circuit Trek Map which provides you with very precise data, we also have the detailed Best time to go for Annapurna treks, safety, Accommodation, Acclimitations, and most of the vital things which require a lot of research. As one of the leading Trekking Company of Nepal, we've made possible to customize any treks with a personal touch.  With reasonable prices and quality experience, we truly value our valuable clients. While Cost may vary on various things, Annapurna Circuit Trek cost ranges from $600 - 700 USD per person depending upon private or group treks, We've described more in our Include/Exclude & Trip Note section.

Its Notice to all our valuable clients who are joining Annapurna Circuit Trek with us that our journey will begin with a 7-8 hour local bus ride from Kathmandu to Besi Sahar or BhulBhule (approx 172.9 km)which is included in the package, however, with an additional cost you can book a Private Jeep and while returning back to Kathmandu if you want to take a domestic flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu (20 mins approx) we can provide that with an additional cost excluded from the package. Despite being the gateway to Annapurna Circuit Trekking, Besishar lacks this facility Discovery world Trekking would like to recommend all our Valuable clients that they should arrive in Kathmandu a day earlier in the afternoon before the day we start our Annapurna Circuit Trek the next day, To make sure that you’ll attend our Official Briefing as an important Pre-meeting. The reason we do so is we want to make sure that you get proper mental guidance and necessary information just to have a recheck of equipment and goods for the journey so that if you have forgotten something then we'll provide you with that ASAP.

Day to Day Itinerary

  1. day 1

    Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar(760 m/ 2492 ft) west of the Kathmandu Valley

    Itinerary Facts
    Driving hours (190 Km /118 miles)-6-8 hrs

    Early morning after breakfast we take a local bus to Besishar for about 6-7 hours (190 Km). The route goes out of the valley along the picturesque trishuli river to Pokhara from where we head north to the large bazaar Besisahar, situated along the Marsyangdi River. Throughout the ride, we will be able to see the beautiful scenery of terrace farms, villages and catch a sight of the snowy mountain peaks of Ganesh and Manaslu. At Besishar we register our permits at the check post.

    • Overnight at “ Hotel Gangapurna”with attached bathroom.
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  2. day 2

    Drive From Besisahar (760 m/ 2492 ft) to Chame (2,710 m/8,890 ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Driving hours (66.5 Km / 41.3 miles) 7 - 8 hrs

    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 paperwork at the check post 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 at “Tilicho Guest House” with attached bathroom.
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  3. day 3

    Trek from Chame (2,710 m/8,890 ft) to Pisang (3,115m/10,200ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 13.2km/8.2 miles
    Highest Altitude 3,115m/10,200ft
    Trek Duration 5 - 6 hrs

    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 in the north east. Next, we descend to the Manang Valley floor.

    • Overnight at “New Trekkers Hotel” attached bathroom.
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  4. day 4

    Trek from Pisang (3,115m/10,200ft) to Manang (3,540m/11,300ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 17km/10.6 miles
    Highest Altitude 3,540m/11,300ft
    Trek Duration 5 - 6 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 we get a chance to explore Buddhist culture in a short visit to Barge Monastery, the largest in Manang. 

    • Overnight at “Hotel Himalayan Singi”
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  5. day 5

    Trek from Manang (3,540m/11,300ft) to Yak Kharka (4,050m/14,275ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 9.4km/5.8 miles
    Highest Altitude 4,050m/14,275ft
    Trek Duration 3-4 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. The landscape is more like 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 standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  6. day 6

    Trek from Yak Kharka (4,050m/14,275ft) to Thorong Phedi (4,525m/14,525ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 8.5 km/ 5.2 miles
    Highest Altitude 4,525m/14,525ft
    Trek Duration 4-5 hrs

    It is another short day of about 3 to 4 hours walking again to help the acclimatization 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 uphill to Highcamp or Throng Phedi.

    • Overnight at “Thorong High Camp Hotel”
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  7. day 7

    Trek from Thorong Phedi (4,525m/14,525ft) to Muktinath Temple (3,760m/12,623 ft) Via Thorong La high pass (5,416 m/17,756 ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 15.6 km/ 9.6 miles
    Highest Altitude 5,416 m/17,756 ft
    Trek Duration 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 at “Hotel Town House Muktinath” with attached bathroom.
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  8. day 8

    Drive from Muktinath (3,760m/12,623 ft) to Jomsom and Tatopani (1200m/3,940ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Driving hours (113 km/70 miles) -6-7 hrs]

    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 at “Dhaulagiri Lodge” with attached bathroom.
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  9. day 9

    Drive from Tatopani (1200m/3,940ft) to Pokhara (850m/2788 ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Driving hours 197 km / 122 miles) 6 –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 Crown Himalayas" with attached bathroom.
    • Included Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch).
  10. day 10

    Drive from Pokhara (820 m/ 2,690 ft ) to Kathmandu (1,350 m/4,450 ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Driving hours (200 km/ 124 miles) - 6-7 hrs.

    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. We wish you have a memorable journey trekking Annapurna Circuit.

    • Accommodation at your own selected Hotel in Kathmandu.
    • Breakfast

What is Included?

  • Drive from Kathmandu to Besishar to Chame and from Muktinath to Tatopani to Pokhara by Local bus.
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus.
  • One night accommodation with attached bathroom "Hotel Crown Himalayas" in Pokhara.
  • Five nights room with attached bathroom at Besishar Chame, Pisang, Muktinath and Tatopani , Three nights standard room at Manang, Ledar, and High Camp (Twin Sharing Room) - 8 Nights
  • All Standard Meals (9 Lunches, 8 Dinners and 10 Breakfasts) during the trek.
  • Government License holder Discovery World Trekking experienced and qualified trek leader guide and porter to help trekkers luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter "9 kg per trekker max limit").
  • 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.
  • Snacks (cookies) and Seasonal fresh fruits every day
  • All government, Local taxes and official Expenses
  • Assistance in arranging rescue operation in case of complicated health condition (funded by travel insurance).
  • Souvenir - A company's T-shirt & Cap
  • Discovery World Trekking’s appreciation of certificate after the successful trek
  • Farewell Dinner at the end of the trek

What is Excluded?

  • International Flight.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple Entries on arrival at Tribhuwan Internationa Airport- (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
  • Excess baggage charges (Limit is 9kg per Person)
  • All Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu, before and after we start our journey
  • Lunch and Dinner in pokhara.
  • Extra night accommodation, Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara due to early arrival or late departure, early return from the trek.
  • Personal expense such as shopping, snacks, bar bills, bottle or boiled water, shower, Wi-Fi, laundry, telephone call, bettery re-charge fee extra porters etc.
  • Personal clothing and gear.
  • Travel insurance which has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation compulsory
  • Tips for guide and porters (Recommended by the Culture)
  • 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
  • All the costs and expenses which are not listed in "cost includes" will be counted as Excludes

Route Map

Route Map

Equipment Checklist

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 a wide-brimmed hat

  • Headlight with extra batteries

Face

  • Sunscreen

  • Sunglasses with UV protection

  • Face/body wipes

Hands

  • Lightweight gloves

  • Heavyweight winter gloves

Body

  • Hiking shirts

  • Long sleeved shirt made of synthetic fibre

  • Hooded rain jacket

  • Fleece jacket

  • Lightweight cotton pants

  • T-Shirt (bring lightweight wool)

  • Polypropylene underwear

  • Down jacket (available for rent in Kathmandu)

  • Sweater

  • Waterproof jacket and pants

Footwear

  • Hiking Boots

  • Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair 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 degree bag is best in the high altitude trek)

  • Toiletries (toilet papers, tooth paste, tooth brush, )

Toiletries

  • Medium size drying towel

  • Toothbrush

  • Toothpaste

  • Deodorant floss

  • Biodegradable 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

  • Binoculars

Trip Information

Covid-19 updates & safety precaution for Annapurna Circuit Trek!

Annapurna circuit trek is full of exotic landscapes which will definitely leave you amazed by its every corner but no one expected covid-19, did we?
So is it safe to travel on the Annapurna circuit, looking at the facts that It can get to anyone? To be honest, it’s subjective but considering the fact if we take necessary precautions the risks are very near to 0% getting affected, and Discovery World trekking makes everything that’s possible to provide the best quality service available in the Nepalese tourism market. Apart from Geographical safety, Discovery World Trekking has taken precautions in following things to make travel as safe as possible making the most out of it without any worry!

  • Our guides are well trained with Intensive wilderness First Aid
  • Trek leaders and guides have years of trekking experience who can help you if there is any kind of uneasiness and assure happiness & satisfaction are guaranteed.
  • We'll have High-quality masks & Gloves with sanitizers for everyday use throughout the journey for the DWT team assisting you.
  • Encouragements and motivation will be everyday perks
  • Food & Accommodation in mountains will be rechecked for extra hygiene.

The beginning of the journey towards Annapurna Circuit

The first day is your arrival day at Nepal airport (Tribhuvan International Airport). On the second day, your guide will come to pick you up at your stay hotel in Kathmandu and take you to the bus station. Then, we drive to Besisahar for the start of the trek.

Local Transportation (KTM to Besisahar -Besisahar -Chame, Muktinath to Tatopani via Jomsom) is included in package. private jeep is available at an extra cost.

Don't Worry, We'll Pick You!

We provide free airport pick up and drop by private vehicle. Upon arrival, you'll be warmly welcomed 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 Details During The Annapurna Circuit Trek

10 days trek includes eight nights lodge to lodge stay at a mountain and one night in Pokhara hotel where we use the best available lodge and select the best accommodation in the Annapurna region. We provide five nights twin sharing room with a private attached bathroom at Besisahar, Chame, Pisang, Muktinath, and Tatopani,  Three nights twin sharing standard accommodation at Manang, Ledar, and High Camp
We spend a one-night hotel in Pokhara accommodation with the attached bathroom, TV, 24 hours hot water, power, and laundry facility.

For solo trekker -a single private room with attached bathroom in the available lodge, single private accommodation in other places of the itinerary.

Two nights of Hotels in Kathmandu before and after the trek is required which is not included in the package. Kathmandu has a wide range of hotels for all budgets and your interest. We prefer your choice.

Hot showers, Wi-Fi will be available at an extra cost in possible places.

The Meals

Our trek is all over high elevations near the world’s highest peak which means your body needs enough carbohydrate, protein, nutrition as food is fuel for the body to hike on such humongous Himalayan trails. The meal on this trek is very convenient but not as in cities.

There will be 10 Breakfasts,  9 Lunch and 8 Dinners will be provided in the trek.

Some of the popular menu items are -

Ten breakfasts - ( Oatmeal, Corn Flakes, French toast with Jam, Butter, Cheese, and Honey Tibetan bread or Chapati Local tsampa porridge, Hashed brown eggs, Varieties of eggs (Omelets) Pancakes Muesli Breads Fruits and Vegetables Hot drinks like varieties of teas and coffees Hot chocolates, etc)

Nine lunch - (Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari (Dal Bhat power 24 hours) Tibetan Bread Various Soups items Sherpa Stew Steaks Sandwiches Momo (dumplings) Macaroni dishes Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles Thukpa Pasta Vegetable curry Potatoes items Vegetable and salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed) Snakes (Papad, Prawn) Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), etc)

Eight dinners - ( Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari Tibetan Bread Various Soups items Sherpa Stew Steaks Sandwiches Momo (dumplings) Macaroni dishes Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles Thukpa Pasta Vegetable curry Potatoes items Vegetable and salad Pizza (, Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed) Snacks (Papad, Prawn) Korean Raman Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), Hard Drinks Steaks, etc.)
The menu is a combination of traditional local, Asian, and western cuisine almost everywhere but as we go up close, the menu list will be shorted. We highly recommend liquids green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea and garlic soup(must), etc. at high altitude and also the fresh vegetable items for health benefit. Tho plenty of non-veg items will be available we won’t recommend any of them because the meat in such places is not hygienic and healthy during the trek. We highly encourage to avoid dairy and cheesy items and strongly suggest not to consume Alcoholic drinks, caffeinated items, hot chocolates as experts suggest to avoid such items during such high elevation treks.

Note- Lunch and dinner at Pokhara shall not be provided by the company.

All Personal Bills (Alcoholic Drinks, Hot and Cold Drinks) in tea house/ Lodges or in cafe except Standard Meals(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with seasonal fruits) are excluded from Package.

Best Season to trek Annapurna Circuit trek.

The weather is one of the most important factors to look at when deciding to trek to Annapurna Circuit Trek cause no one is beyond nature. Trekking is possible throughout the year to Annapurna circuit trek but certainly, there is ups and downs in every season, It is best suited to trek during the spring and the autumn as the sky is crystal clear from dusk till dawn, the rainy weather stops, and thick sun-blocking clouds also fade. The Magic of clear azure skies provides the most spectacular vistas. With added those breathtaking views, Tho during the winters and monsoon, it becomes a bit challenging to trek due to heavy snowfall, cold temperature but that’s what excites many trekkers.

Although trekking is possible throughout the year each season has different advantages and attractions and advantages offer for trekking in the Annapurna region. The temperature in the mountains also depends according to the altitude range – the higher the altitude, the lower the temperature. In brief, below are the detailed information about the climatic condition of every quarter of months.

March-May - Spring
Destination towards Annapurna Circuit Trails in Spring (March-May) is a season in which mountain lovers and travel enthusiasts come to Annapurna Circuit trek in a very large number. In this season, the climate is mild, the rainfall is quite low and the trekking conditions are perfect. The mean daily temperature in the high elevation is between -5 to 0 degree C. Lower regions along the trek are even warmer making it pleasant for any nature lover.

Trekking season begins after March in the spring. By April, the trek route throughout the Himalayas will be rewarded with different full blossom rhododendron of red, pink, and white even at an elevation of over 3,000 meters. The temperature starts rising from mid-March up to mid-May. The weather is cool at this time. The sky is very clear and you can enjoy the clearest views of the mountains.

June to August -Summer
If you are coming to trek Annapurna Circuit between July to August, you are signing up for summer. Summer season falls in the month of June, July, and August. Summer is the month of the hottest temperature and therefore has the most pleasant trekking conditions compare to other months. But the monsoon that coincides with the summer means that you have to be more careful with your preparation as the trekking trails might be wet and slippery.

It usually rains during this season. Monsoon generally begins around the end of 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. Though the rain may cause some problems. various plants bloom during this season, the valleys will be a green and totally different view than during other seasons.

September to November -Autumn

Autumn (September, October, November), like Spring, is a season that invites travelers around the world to trek in the Annapurna circuit trek. Moderate temperatures, mild wind, and low precipitation make Autumn a season of wonderful trekking conditions.

This is a favorite among tourists with the most favorable weather and perfect climate condition. The sun shines brightly the skies are clear you get a superb view of mountains and the temperature is perfect for the 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 up to 20c in high altitudes, the nights are colder with temperatures that 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 ripening in the enclave. The environment is clean and the lowlands are lush. The biggest festivals of Nepal like Dashain, Tihar also fall during these seasons. It is also a busy season, the clearest month, with the crisp and sparkling sky. The daytime temperatures at this month are usually the most stable, from mild to cool conditions the humidity is also pretty dry with very cold nights.

December to February- Winter
Winter (December - February) treks in the Annapurna circuit are as popular as the Spring or Autumn treks. The places along the Annapurna circuit trek can be cold during the winter but that's what excites most trekkers. The temperature of the Annapurna circuit trek itself can be as low as -10 degree C which tempts trekkers to visit this region in pleasant climatic conditions.

The coldest time is from December through early February, after late February, the climate gradually gets warmer Temperatures to get cold dropping to -5 degree C at high altitudes. daytime is pleasantly and relatively warm with sunshine. Despite being cold the skies are usually very clear, mountain views are at their best. with snowy caps, 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.

Weather in the Himalaya can be unpredictable and change quickly; temperature can vary vastly from day to night.

Trip Grade: Fitness level, Medical, and Health

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is a challenging and alternative short trek to 14 Days Annapurna Circuit. The hiking up in lower land below 3,500m from Chame 2,710 m to Manang 3,540 m is 6 to 8 hrs, and in the high mountain above 3500m from Manang 3540 m to High Camp, 4,900 m is 3 to 4 hrs a day because trekking in higher altitude is physically demanding than trekking in the lower altitude. Trekking days in low-altitude regions are shortened/customized. Furthermore, there is no rest day in Manang for proper acclimatization. To accomplish trek, a past hiking experience would be an added 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. Novice trekkers are not recommended to join. This is a remote mountain journey, the trek routes involve long climbs, steep descents, and a steep forward trail in the rocky paths and the forests as well. Exercising and jogging regularly for a couple of weeks prior to the trip is a good idea to enhance stamina. To join our Annapurna circuit Trek, all participants should be in good health condition with physical fitness and have a positive attitude, self-confidence, and strong determination. It is very important to make sure you are as healthy as possible before starting the trek. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood disease should inform us before booking the trek.

Trekking group/single

We organize a group as well as a private trek. The price of group discount is applied with having your own paxes at your group and price will be the same whether group joining or private touring. We are able to lead and handle any size of the participants in a group. There will be a group leader Guide, a porter for every two trekkers, and an assistant guide for a group of 12 or above trekking members.

A typical day on the trek

Every day will be rewarded with a unique experience of trekking, climbing enjoying the scenery, taking photos, and exploring the local villages. During the expedition, experienced friendly and qualified expert Sherpa will share information and historical facts about the places as they accompany us throughout the trek. The porters who carry our luggage will also accompany us. However, we will be carrying our own small backpack with the necessary items.
The day starts with an early morning hot cup of tea/coffee. After packing our bags and gorging on a wholesome breakfast, we set off on the days walk around 7 AM to 8 AM, depending on the duration and nature of the days walk. After trekking for three to four hours, we will have lunch around midday on the route to the next destination, and we continue after about an hour of rest.
The afternoon walk is generally shorter: about two to three hours. Once we reach our overnight lodge/tea house/tent, we snack on the extra dietary food. We will also have free time to explore nearby places.
Dinner is served around 6 PM to 7 PM. Before going to bed, we will spend some quality time in friendly conversations and discuss the experience of that day. The expedition leader/guide will brief us about the next day’s plan. After this briefing, we enjoy onboard games like monopoly, cards, and watch available mountaineering documentaries. Most of the foreigners indulge in light and fun learning of Nepalese language from our crew or read books before heading off to bed for a well-deserved sleep.

Communication on trek

On the Annapurna Circuit Trek, the use of internet service will be available at the lodges with some extra service charge. You can contact your family and friends via the lodges, but once we reach high altitudes communication will be through the phone for safety proposes.
We'll communicate all our valuable clients through our leader at least once a day to make sure you're fine, safe, feel right, and have everything up there. You'll always be connected to Kathmandu's DWT office for any kind of help during the trek. Also, depending on the kind of network you use, there will be a signal but not very strong before the high altitude. At your request, we can provide you with a separate local sim card (Most of the places have wifi service available with an extra cost) for good access to connect.

Normally Wi-Fi works every part of the trek in lodge/lodges which will be provided with an extra cost.

Electricity and battery recharge, water on trekking

Throughout the lodges at Annapurna Circuit trek, electricity for the camera and mobile battery recharge is available with an extra cost in all lodges. Most of the lodges have hydroelectricity and some of them have used solar panels. Water during the trek, y.ou can buy either packed mineral water from local lodges and en route shop or filling boiled water at an extra cost. A water purification pill is will be provided to make water drinkable.

You shouldn't drink water from the river, tap, well up there cause it might not be drinkable as it seems.

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 bringing cash (dollars) which can be changed to rupees here. bringing a cash card you can use to withdraw from an ATM (bear in mind your bank may charge for this service).

Travel insurance

This trip grade is ranked Challenging as it entails the risk of potential high altitude sickness and other unforeseen events including sudden climate changes.
Travel insurance is a significant part of our booking condition for The Annapurna Circuit 10 days trek. All the members of trekking must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate to Discovery World Trekking. The policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation inclusive of helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitude for trekking members.
We can recommend insurance companies to help you but we don’t directly get involved in the sale of the insurance policy. Members can be refused to be included in the trekking based on insufficient, improper, or absence of travel insurance policy.
Trekking members are kindly requested to send their detailed insurance information once they book for the trekking. In case of emergency situations, we will be using the insurance policy and informational documents you sent us. This will help us arrange a quick and effective rescue operation, transfer for emergency medical help, etc. Please ensure that the insurance company includes the cost incurred for mountain rescue service at the highest elevation of the trekking.

Before you buy travel insurance (Don't just believe them what they say on their website) make sure you call them and recheck if they have Helicopter-rescue and evacuation up to 6000m according to your trekking height.

Passport and visa

All foreigners except Indian nationals must have a valid visa to enter 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 to 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$50(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 days 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 a 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 the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka) get a 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

Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) is the local currency.
(1 USD = ~ Rs.100-118 NPR).
We can exchange most of the foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all over Thamel. Small amounts of cash can also be exchanged at the hotel.
The ongoing rate of exchange is visibly displayed. The government of Nepal has banned the import, export, and use of 500 and 1000 Indian Rupee note in Nepal. You should ensure that you are not carrying these notes on arrival in Nepal as they will be confiscated and you may also be fined.
Despite having the security advantage of a traveler's cheque, we prefer cash exchange to avoid hassles like a lengthy process and a high rate of commission at the banks. You can withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from one of the many ATMs in Kathmandu and Thamel itself. There are quite a several ATMs that are open around the clock. The maximum withdrawal amount is 35,000 Rupees for a 500 Rupees processing fee if you are using your foreign card.

If you use the money exchange facility at banks and financial institutions the service fee charge imposed is about four percent or more depending upon the bank.  

Most of the established banks in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes

How Much Luggage can I take during Annapurna Circuit Trek?

The weight limit for your luggage, Porters will be assigned to carry your luggage. Two people will be assigned one porter, combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kgs. We never overload our porters. 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 the Discovery World Trekking store for free.

We'll recheck everything (Luggage, equipment, etc.) in our briefing before we start our journey from our Office.

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 impacts in terms of wealth generation, employment opportunities, infrastructure, healthcare, and education, etc. But with an increase in tourists' negative impact has also become noticeable in the community and the environment. Please make sure you think about the environment and not carelessly litter.
Furthermore, Discovery World Trekking works together with the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organizes eco-friendly trips about the 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 will be accompanied by our local best trained and well-experienced guides/sherpas to make your journey even more comfortable and memorable. All guides are well trained licensed with a prior experience they have spent years trekking / climbing a peak all over the world. Porters will also be assigned to carry your luggage. Two people will be assigned one porter, combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kgs. We never overload our porters. A proportion of one porter for two members. If required, we can also have one porter per person at an extra cost. Our crew members are the local people of high Himalayas remote areas and their physical endurance and heredity nature can live easily and comfortably at high altitudes without being affected. All our staff is very valuable to us, they are well paid and we take care of their insurance, clothing, food, and lodging throughout the expedition. All our Guides and Porters receive Medical care when ill or injured. We always make sure that they are happy as we believe that only happy people can make others happy The local expert trek leader to guide you is specialized under the following subject. We provide basic accommodation for our guides and porters or tent with the sleeping gear we also provided them food and warm drinks.

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

Tipping

Most importantly, tipping is at the traveler's 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, the tip is the accepted and honored way to say 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- a 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 authorized, registered, licensed, and bonded as trekking and touring operator in Nepal. The company registered number is 87657/068/069. We are a member of the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Therefore, the book the Discovery World Trekking trip with confidence as we are reliable.10 percent of payment in advance and other necessary documentations like passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, arrival, and departure flight details can be made later but must not exceed within two weeks’ period from the booking date. Payment is to be made by bank transfer, western union, and online payment directly from our website. The remaining trip costs can be paid whether in cash or by bank transfer and credit card when your arrive in Nepal. Furthermore, we put forward the necessary modes of payment details as per your convenience by 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 a 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 Extensions

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 completion of Annapurna circuit trekking, there will be a farewell dinner hosted by Discovery World Trekking, we will and provide a company t-shirt, digitally printed certificate of trek achievement along with a 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 popular social networking sites and on trip advisor.

USEFUL INFO

Please Note: 10 Days 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. A 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 everyone and will not affect the trip experience

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Teresa Philips & family
5 - Excellent
12/20/2020

We could not have asked for a better time trekking in Ruby Valley with our 4 children (12, 9, 5 & 1 years old). We had a wonderful guide, Dol, & 3 amazing porters Amrit, Prabhat & Gokul. They were so professional, helpful, patient, focused & a joy to get to know. They helped our family, with small kids, to cross over Pansang Pass & enjoy so many beautiful places. On this particular trek, we were able to visit their own home village, Chalish, & get to meet their immediate family members & learn about daily life thereof planting, harvesting & preparing important crops such as red millet & corn, cooking over a fire, visiting the school there, hearing the stories of childhood & seeing the cohesiveness of people working together. Our experience was unforgettable!



The package they offered made our time very smooth & well-provided for. Paul was always in good contact with us, answering any questions swiftly. He is very detailed-oriented & organized things so well for our family. We had no problem getting our visas at the airport, & the staff was waiting for us outside to take us to our hotel. On the trail, we ate the food of the villages we visited. We took refreshment from nature & a wifi-free part of the world! We had a great family time! Concerning Covid-19, we all made sure we tested negative before our trek. The staff took precautions, & we felt very safe as we went on the trail. There is no evidence of Covid-19 in these areas. We could enjoy a normal life again in the beauty of the Himalayas. We are confident this experience will remain in our family's hearts forever.

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Antonio
5 - Excellent
10/02/2019

Me and my partner travelled to Nepal with only a small idea of what we wanted to do. Having no real plans other than to have an adventure and climb some really big mountains, Paul and his team were able to cater to our adventurous ambitions and experience level by bringing together a plan and tour suited to our needs. We did the Annapurna circuit by ourselves with a guide and porter who were very friendly, caring and great to chat to along the way on our long walks. The scenery was stunning and the culture to be experienced with many side attractions available along the way. Paul was helpful to other needs which arose on the trek and kept in constant contact with the guide, and us as required. Overall, it was an amazing experience, both grand and unforgettable, created by the dedication and help of the DWT team. Highly recommended.

Annapurna Circuit Trek

John
5 - Excellent
05/02/2018

Excellent service and an amazing experience. Paul and his team were very professional, greeting us at the airport for the transfer to our hotel and always punctual at other transit links along the trip.Our guide Siddanta was very polite and always helpful and we got on well during the trip despite the language barrier - his English was a lot better than my Nepalese! He also suggested an alternative to the end of our trip given the monsoon weather which we appreciated.Our porter Aaite was good humoured and helped us along when things got tough.The trek itself had some amazing scenery despite the monsoon weather obscuring the high peaks of the Annapurna range. However it rained far less than expected and the lack of other tourists made this a time of year worth considering.Accommodation in the tea houses and hotel was basic but made for an authentic Nepali experience. Likewise the local buses that bounce along the knife edge tracks will give you stories to tell although we were so scared at one point we had to get off and walk!Overall a great trip and we would recommend DTW and use them again in future.

FAQ’s

How long is Annapurna Circuit Trek?

Discovery World Trekking offers a 10-27 days long trek depending on the packages.

What are the Annapurna Circuit Trek packages for?

Discovery World Trekking facilitates Annapurna Circuit Trek - 10 days, Annapurna Circuit Trek - 15 days, Annapurna Circuit Trek with Annapurna Base is Camp- 27 days, Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake - 16 days, Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking - 9 days and Annapurna Trek - 20 days. Please call us at +9779840055491 for more information visit our website www.discoveryworldtrekking.com/.

What is the best time to trek Annapurna Circuit?

Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November) is the most favorable time to enjoy the magnificent views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Peaks. However, DIscovery World Trekking will guide you in any season to coordinate with your holiday plan with the safest journey possible.

What is the weather condition and temperature at Annapurna Circuit Trek?

Manth DayNightWeather
March to May 18-22 °C 8-10 °C Crystal clear views, colorful blossoms of rhododendron and other wildflowers 
June to August 20-25°C 10-12 °C Favorable for northern areas of Annapurna trails 
September 18-22 °C 8-12 °C Most favorable time 
October to November 15 °C 7-8 °C Clear Blue skies, least haze, fresh and vitalized natural vegetation 
December to February 7-12 °C 2-8 °C Low number of trekkers on the trails, picturesque landscapes 

What should be my level of fitness to trek Annapurna Circuit?

Generally, you should have good health conditions with normal physical fitness, a positive attitude, self-confidence, and strong determination. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood disease should inform us before booking the trek and are advised to seek medical advice or consent before the trek.

What is so captivating around Annapurna Circuit Trek?

Well, everything. Discovery World Trekking guides you with incredible trek and adventure to see the panoramic views of mountains, the ever-changing landscapes, mesmerizing scenic beauties, and reminiscing memories with people.

Is Annapurna Circuit Trek difficult?

Discovery World Trekking considers Annapurna Circuit Trek as a moderate trek which does not involve technical climbing.

Do I need Travel Insurance to trek in Annapurna Region?

You need travel insurance prior to booking the trek which must cover medical and emergency repatriation inclusive of helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitude for trekking members. You should provide it to us before you start your trekking. Discovery World Trekking will help you to get travel insurance for potential altitude sickness and unforeseen events due to sudden climate change.

What about the Insurance of guides and porters?

Discovery World Trekking ensures the expenses for insurance of its guides, porters, and all the crews along with meals, salary, lodging, transportation, and other necessary equipment.

Do I need to tip my porter and guide?

Your porters are a big reason why you got a chance to feel something very few can have. Apart from guiding and carrying your necessities and being mindful of your safety, they want to see you happily succeeded more than anyone like family and help you successfully complete the trek safely. So, your tips reflect gratitude towards them. So, tipping is a recommended culture for porters and guide in Nepal as a gesture of thankfulness.

What documents do I need for Annapurna Circuit Trek?

You need to submit the following documents after the advance payment deposit and all the documents should be sent via email.

  • A copy of passport,
  • Passport size photos,
  • Flight details,
  • Copy of travel insurance (it has to cover heli rescue and medical evacuation).

What is the booking and payment method for Annapurna Circuit Trek?

You need to pay 10% in advance and rest of the amount can be paid after your arrival in Nepal. We accept Credit Card, however, you will be charged extra amount as service fee by the bank. So, Discovery World Trekking recommend you to pay in Cash to enjoy the benefit of discount. Any currency is accepted.

Is there a cancellation or refund policy?

Discovery World Trekking offers cancellation and refund facilities. You need to visit Discovery World Trekking’s tour packages for more information.

Can I use flight option for any local destination during Annapurna Circuit Trek?

Yes, you can if the starting or ending point of your journey is Pokhara. Normally, the trek for Annapurna Circuit starts from Bhulbhule and ends on Pokhara. In such case, you can take the return flight of about 25 minutes from Pokhara to Kathmandu at your own cost.

I usually get altitude sickness. Is there any possible option to avoid it?

Discovery World Trekking has a well-trained group of team members to deal with these issues. Our team member has oximeter to monitor the oxygen level at high altitude and have regular health check-up facilities. Discovery World Trekking also provide emergency rescue service. However, you can reduce the chances of altitude sickness by:

  • Cutting off caffeinated, alcoholic, and smoking items
  • Drinking at least 4 liters of water a day
  • Trekking slowly
  • Not skipping the acclimatization days
  • Continuing with Diamox, if any symptoms show up
  •  Drinking Garlic Soup

What is the lodging like in Annapurna Circuit Trek?

Discovery World Trekking manages a teahouse/lodge accommodation during the trek. Generally, there are twin sharing rooms and squat style toilets, normally outside the room or house. Teahouses/lodges provide blankets but it’s a good idea to bring your own sleeping bag as there are no heating systems inside the rooms. Some places may offer hot gas and running water for a shower with an additional fee.

Do I need any permits to start my trek of Annapurna Circuit?

Yes, you need Trekker’s Information System (TIMS) Card and the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) to start your trek. But do not worry, Discovery World Trekking takes all the responsibilities for the required permits, paperwork, and local taxes.

What types of liquid do I need to drink at high altitude?

garlic soup is a must while trekking. Discovery World Trekking recommends trekkers to drink green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, and ginger tea. However, it is better to avoid alcohol and alcoholic beverages, caffeinated items, and hot-chocolates at high altitude.

Is the drinking water safe in the trails to Annapurna Circuit?

Bottled water is easily available at a low cost. But you can not use plastic bottles in the Annapurna region. So, they do not sell plastic bottled mineral water. You need to drink mineral water or boiled or filtered water in those areas. It is better to use water purification drops and tablets which you can either bring from your own country or buy in Kathmandu or Pokhara. Discovery World Trekking also provides water purifier pills.

Do I need to bring my own medicines for Annapurna Circuit Trek?

If you are allergic to specific medicines, it is better to consult your doctor and bring your own. Discovery World Trekking regards its clients as its family. So, Discovery World Trekking will facilitate you with medical kits and other safety concern to avoid altitude sickness and other probable sicknesses.

I am a vegetarian. Am I supposed to get enough meal on my trek?

Discovery World Trekking won’t recommend non-veg items because the meat in such places may not hygienic and healthy. Discovery World Trekking also encourage to avoid dairy and cheesy items and strongly suggest not to consume them during the trek. So, our packages are suitable for both vegan and vegetarians.

Is there pick service by the Company?

You will see personal representative of Discovery World Trekking welcoming you outside the arrival lounge of Tribhuvan International Airport with your name pamphlets on her/his hand. S/he will take you to your selected hotel on private transportation conveniently.

Is there Wi-Fi on the trek?

Yes, most guesthouses offer Wi-Fi, for a small charge.

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