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.
- 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
- 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.
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
Its Notice to all our valuable clients who are joining Annapurna Circuit Trek with with us that our journey will begin with 7-8 hour local bus ride from Kathmandu to besisahar 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 Kathmandu a day earlier at afternoon before the day we start our Annapurna Circuit Trek 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
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 at the best possible lodge/hotel
- Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
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).
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).
Trek to Manang (3540 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).
Trek to Ledar (4200m/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).
Trek to High Camp (4900 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).
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).
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).
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).
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. We wish you have a memorable journey trekking Annapurna Circuit
- Accommodation at your own selected Hotel in Kathmandu.
What is Included?
- 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.
- 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 trek.
- Farewell dinner.
What is Excluded?
- 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 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.
- 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
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.
Sun hat or scarf
Winter hat or insulating hat or a wide-brimmed hat
Headlight with extra batteries
Sunglasses with UV protection
Heavyweight winter gloves
Long sleeved shirt made of synthetic fibre
Hooded rain jacket
Lightweight cotton pants
T-Shirt (bring lightweight wool)
Down jacket (available for rent in Kathmandu)
Waterproof jacket and pants
Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)
Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not)
Sleeping bag (-15 degree bag is best in the high altitude trek)
Toiletries (toilet papers, tooth paste, tooth brush, )
Medium size drying towel
Biodegradable bar soap
First aid kit
Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport
Notebook and pen
The beginning of the journey towards Annapurna Circuit
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.
Don't Worry, We'll Pick You!
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 Details During The Trek
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
About The 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 Time to Trek
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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
Weather in the Himalaya can be unpredictable and change quickly; temperature can vary vastly from day to night.
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.
Trip Grade: Fitness level, Medical, and Health
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.
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 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 on board 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
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).
This trip grade is ranked the moderately difficult as it entails risk of high altitude trekking, potential 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 the 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 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 insure that the insurance company includes the cost incurred for mountain rescue service at the highest elevation of the trekking.
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.
Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) is the local currency.
(1 USD = ~ Rs.100 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 security advantage of traveller’scheque, we prefer cash exchange to avoid hassles like a lengthy process and 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 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.T wo 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 Discovery World Trekking store for free.
We'll recheck everything (Luggage, equipment, etc.) in our briefing before we start our journey from our Office.
"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 Annapuna 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 prior experience they have spent years rekking / climbing the 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 and one assistant guide with 8 members. If required we can also have one porter per person. Our crew members are the local people of high Himalaya remote areas and their physical endurance and heredity nature can live easily and comfortably at high altitude without being affected. All our staff are 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 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
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 authorized, registered, licensed and bonded as trekking and touring operator in Nepal. The company registered number is 87657/068/069. We are member of Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Therefore, book 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 detailed can be made later but must not exceed within two weeks’ period from booking date. Payment is to be made by bank transfer ,western union and online payment directly from our website.. Remaining trip cost can be paid whether in cash or by bank transfer and credit card when your arrival in Nepal. Furthermore, we put forward necessary modes of payment details as per your convenient 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 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.
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.
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.
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!
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|10 Days23 Nov, 2019 - 03 Dec, 2019||
|10 Days26 Nov, 2019 - 06 Dec, 2019||
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|10 Days03 Dec, 2019 - 13 Dec, 2019||
|10 Days07 Dec, 2019 - 17 Dec, 2019||
" Amazing Expernice "Annapurna circuit 10 trek
My friend and I completed a 10-day annapurna circuit trip guided by Tek of Discovery world trekking (porter = Gore). We had an absolute lovely time during the trip and the company organized everything very well! Tec was an amazing guide and was very caring when we felt a bit ill, he also gave us interesting information about the environment. Besides that, it was nice that the manager Paul was constantly making sure we were all having a great time. I felt very secure with the company which was a great feeling as we were only with two girls - I would recommend anyone to trek with this company (and with Tek)!
Annapurna circuit 10 day private trek!
We (myself and a friend) just completed a 10 day trek with Discovery World Trekking! We honestly had the best time, exceeded our expectations and the scenery was incredible! Our guide Tek and Porter Gore were amazing, very patient, kind and lovely! Paul is very easy to communicate with and stayed in touch, we felt very safe and looked after during the whole experience. Would thoroughly recommend this company! We originally wanted to do this as a group, but struggled to find people and in the end Paul recommended us doing it as a private trip, in hindsight we are very glad about this- it took the pressure off us knowing we could change the itinerary and take our time!
Annapurna Circuit Trek
What an experience! My friends and I have just returned from our Annapurna Circuit trek and our eyes are still sparkling with joy from this huge accomplishment, and glistening with tears from having to part ways with our DWT family. :( The trek was difficult, yes, but the stunning views are to die for. And what's not to like about feeling like a champ at the top of Thorong La pass? The real super stars of this epic trip, however, are Soroj, Amar, and Gore, our guide and two porters. They went above and beyond to ensure our safety and comfort, catering to our every need with great attitudes and good humor because god knows it takes patience to deal with a whining bunch like us. They were there with us every step of the way, helping us to be comfortable with our own pace, dealing us the jokes we needed to keep going. I can't stress enough their impressive level of service and capacity to handle every situation with finesse. I definitely recommend DWT!!! Show less
I was a little worried about coming to Nepal and doing the Annapurna Circuit in the off season but all the trekking companies are still running. I decided to go with DWT as they were the most reassuring in terms of experience and organisational skills. Before I knew it I was making my way by local bus to the starting point. I did not have to think at all on the trek everything was arranged for me. I would highly recommend DWT!
Annapurna Circuit Trek
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
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.
10 day Annapurna Circuit
Just returned from our Annapurna circuit trek and what an incredible experience it was! Our guide, Siddhanta, couldn't have been more professional. He organised everything for us on the trek, so all we had to do was walk and admire the beautiful views. Umesh, our porter, was enthusiastic and kept as laughing throughout. The whole thing was perfectly organised, from the pickup at the airport right through til the end of our trek. I will definitely be recommending this company to anyone who wants to trek in Nepal. Thanks Paul, Siddhanta and Umesh!
10 day Annapurna Circuit Trek
Delighted we chose Discovery World Trekking to complete the Annapurna Circuit Trek. We had limited time so chose the 10 day option and would highly recommend it if you're looking to complete the Thronong La high pass in a shorter period. Sandip our guide was excellent, very professional and patient throughout, he helped with all aspects and took us on mini side treks each day to acclimatise which was great. His knowledge is second to none. Amrit, our porter was fantastic also, we felt like we were a real team. We had Sandip and Amrit with us throughout and all to ourselves which was unlike other people we met doing a similar trip. I can honestly say it was the best and most memorable experience ever. Thank you to Paul also who was available from day one to help with the booking and any other queries, he responded almost instantly on each occasion. If you're looking for a fantastic company, I would highly recommend Discovery World Trekking.
Annapurna circuit trek
I just returned from an Annapurna Circuit trek organized by Discovery World Trekking. From my first communication with the owner, Paul, to my trek with Dol, the team at Discovery World went above and beyond to create a truly exceptional experience. Paul answered all of my logistical questions and helped me make local arrangements, all with a positive supportive attitude that made me much more confident in my decision to come to Nepal alone. On the trail, Dol patiently and cheerfully answered all of my questions and shared his culture with me. He was also very responsive and flexible, suggesting changes to the itinerary that I might enjoy and accommodating my requests as they came up. He even carried my sleeping bag for me on a couple of the toughest days! The trek itself was gorgeous, and we had great weather given that I was there during monsoon season (few clouds and almost no rain!). and the Thorong La pass were definite highlights! This team is truly committed to making sure each client has the best experience possible, and they have a ton of experience and know what works. I've done a lot of trekking in many different countries, and the organization and personal attention I saw on this trek were second to none. Discovery World is an awesome local company, and the obvious choice if you're coming to Nepal to go trekking. I'm already looking forward to reconnecting with them in a couple of years to trek to Everest Base Camp!
An unforgettable experience!
Since my very first contact with Paul via email, Discovery World Trekking has been nothing but professional and accomodating. From prompt responses to emails, to airport pickup and drop off, the company did everything possible to make this a stress free experience. I did the Annapurna Circuit trek, with my guide Simbir and porter Ganesh. Both Simbir and Ganesh were polite, professional and couldn't do enough to make my experience a positive one. As a first time trekker travelling alone, this was very important and appeeciated. Simbir is very experienced and knowledgeable, and was constantly checking with me that I was feeling ok and if there was anything I needed. He has a great relationship with the tea house owners and always choose excellent places to stay, and made sure I got the best room. Carrying fruit and serving it to me every evening is one of the small things that make a huge difference; I was the cause of envy many evenings in the tea houses amongst guests who were missing fresh fruit! I have no hesitancy in recommending this company for trekking in Nepal, and will definitely book with them when I come back! Thank you Paul, Simbir and Ganesh