|Accomodation||Hotel in Pokhara and Hotel/Lodge/Tea House during the trek|
|Start / End point||Kathmandu / Kathmandu|
|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 - 30|
|Nature of Trek||Lodge to Lodge Trekking|
|Best Season||Feb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec.|
|Activity Per Day||Approx. 4-6 hrs walking|
|Transportation||Kathmandu to Bhulbhule, & Muktinath to Tatopani by Public transportation, Birethanti to Pokhara by private transportation, Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist bus|
About the Trip
Annapurna Circuit Trek, One of the most popular treks in Nepal circuit trek around the Annapurna. Dramatic deep gorges, desolate high mountain passes, relaxing hot spring, Buddhist and Hindu temples, delightful farming villages and at every turn a different view of the Annapurna summits.
- Pass yak pastures with yaks grazing
- Relaxing hot spring at Tatopani
- Stay at Jomsom, the headquarter town of Mustang district
- A day at tourist hub Pokhara
- Spectacular views of Mt. Annapurna, Thorung Peak, Nilgiri, Chulu west and Chulu east, Tukuche Peak, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV
- Relax at hot springs in Tatopani
- Magnificent lakes, glaciers, gorges, and waterfalls
- Visit Muktinath ,a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists
- Visit the beautiful Manang district and embrace the beauty of the place
- Visit Barge Monastery, the largest monastery in Manang district
- Crossing the world’s widest pass – the Thorong La Pass at 5,416 meter.
- 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 a trek within the Annapurna region around the entire Annapurna massifs including crossing the highest pass at Thorung La (5,416m), walking through edge of world’s deepest Kaligandaki gorge, as well as sunrise view over the Himalayas from Poonhill, visiting Muktinath temple- the major pilgrimage destination, and refreshing in the natural hot spring at Tatopani. We will be travelling through altitudes ranging from 800 m to 5416m taking you through a number of climatic zones from pass rice paddy fields, sub-tropical forests, rural farmland and glacial zones. 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 IV (7525m), Mt. Annapurna south (7219m), 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 way of life that strongly runs in Mustang valleys..There is a small chance of seeing a snow leopard in Yak Kharka along with blue sheep We will also make a stop at Tatopani where we can relax in their famous hot springs
Trek to Annapurna circuit begins at Bhulbhule after the scenic drive from Kathmandu and follows the trail towards Jagat, Dharapani to Chame to Pisang following the Marsyangdi River valley. We trek to Manang where we stay for acclimatisation to prepare for crossing the Thorung La pass. From Manang, we continue the trail and head to Yak Kharka. The next day we hike up to Thorong Phedi. And from Thorong Phedi to Thorong La Pass 5416 m. 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 Tatopani and spend the night. Next day we head up to Ghorepani, Poon Hill to Tadapani, Berithanti then we drive to Pokhara and drive back to Kathmandu.
This Annapurna circuit trek itinerary is curated for trekkers who would like to experience a more adventurous journey in Nepal Himalaya and experience a diversified scenery, geography and different climate zones of the Annapurna circuit. We have another exciting trek packages in Annapurna region. 16 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek and Tilicho Lake, 16 Days Nar Phu Valley Trekking, 11 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, 10 Days Annapurna Circuit Trekking, 9 Days Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking, 7 Days Khopra Danda Trekking, 7 Days Mardi Himal Trekking.
Its Notice to all our valuable clients who are joining Annapurna Circuit Trek 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.
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Day to Day Itinerary
- day 1
Drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule (845 m / 2,815 ft) west of the Kathmandu
Itinerary Facts Driving hours (200 Km/124 miles) - 7-8 hrs.
Our first day of the Annapurna Circuit Trek starts 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 the 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. This is how our first day of Annapurna circuit trek will go down along with the sun.
- Overnight at “ Holiday Trekkers Lodge”
- Included meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
- day 2
Trek from Bhulbhule (845 m / 2,815 ft) to Jagat (1,300m/4,265ft)
Itinerary Facts Trek Distance 16 Km/ 9.9 miles Highest Altitude 1,300m/4,265ft Trek Duration 5 hrs
After a nourishing breakfast meal, we inaugurate our first steps on the trail. The route follows a pleasant trail through fertile jungle and terraced fields upriver, along the flowing Marsyangdi river. We take a leisurely lunch break and pass through several rural settlements and more farmland to gradually reach the peaceful village of Jagat, a former trading post. In this way our 2nd day of Anappaurna Circuit Trekking will be successful around jagat village and hill stations.
- Overnight at “Tilicho Guest House” with attached bathroom.
- Included Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
- day 3
Trek from Jagat (1,300m/4,265ft) to Dharapani(1,860m/6,200ft)
Itinerary Facts Trek Distance 15 km/9.3 miles Highest Altitude 1,860m/6,200ft Trek Duration 5 hrs
After breakfast we begin our 3rd day of Annapurna circuit trek, we go along the Marsyangdi river after a steep climb we enter the vicinity of Manang region at the village named tal .here we see several waterfalls forming a river by the sandy beaches. We follow trail through barley, rice and potato fields. and pass through the village of Kodo which is one of the biggest villages in the Manang valley.We cross a suspension bridge, and after a short climb of the stone Kani we reach Dharapani. Finally we complete 3rd day of our Annapurna trek with eneregy and enthusiasm.
- Overnight at “Heaven Guest House” with attached bathroom.
- Included meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
- day 4
Trek from Dharapani (1,860m/6,200ft) to Chame (2,610m/8,890ft)
Itinerary Facts Trek Distance 15.5 km/ 9.6 miles Highest Altitude 2,610m/8,890ft Trek Duration 6 hrs
Today we follow the trail through forest with pine , fir, oak and maple trees along the Marsyangdi river to reach Chame,district headquarter of Manang district. Well be surrounded by the green forest around us and over us we'll see remarkable views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV (7,525m). We'll also stop by a small hot springs where we can relax for a while.
- Overnight at “Tilicho Guest House” with attached bathroom.
- Included meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
- day 5
Trek from Chame (2,610m/8,890ft) 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 a massive wall of rock that is considered very sacred to the local people,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 at “New Trekkers Hotel” attached bathroom.
- Included meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
- day 6
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 and we get a chance to explore Buddhist culture in a short visit to Barge Monastery, largest in Manang.The trail is dotted with Buddhist shrines as we mass below more monasteries and reach the large settlement of Manang with a lively bazaar area that caters to tourists.
- Overnight at “Hotel Himalayan Singi”
- Included meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
- day 7
Rest and Acclimatization day at Manang
For our body to acclimatize we spend this day exploring Manang , early morning we hike up to Gangapurna Lake and Base Camp spend the day admiring Annapurna III, Tilicho, Pisang and Chulu Peaks ,roam around Manang Village and Monasteries.during the afternoon we may visit the Himalayan Rescue Association in Vraja village where we will be briefed about acute Mountain Sickness., its symptoms and preventions
- Overnight at “Hotel Himalayan Singi”
- Included meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
- day 8
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, From Manang we cross a stream and climb up to Tenki village then head out of Marshyangdi valley northwest up Jar Sang khola valley .the trail ascends slowly as we head northward. we will pass a few pastures and juniper trees . Following the trail we will pass though a small village called Gunsan with houses made of flat mud roof and then pass pastures with yaks and horses. After crossing a small river on a wooden bridge,we make our way up the spectacular valley to an open, peaceful meadow known as Yak Kharka
- Overnight at “Hotel Gangapurna”
- Included Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
- day 9
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
Today we head to the foot of Thorong la pass, Throng phedi. We climb up to a ridge then head down and cross the Marsyangdi river on a wooden bridge.After a climbing up the mountain path we follow a narrow trail across a slope and descend to Thorung phedi.The uninhabited, rugged terrain is otherworldly and much different than the lush lowlands that we passed on the way up during the initial phase of the trek.
- Overnight at “Thorong High Camp Hotel”
- Included Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
- day 10
Trek from Thorong Phedi (4,525m/14,525ft) to Muktinath Temple (3,760m/12,623ft) Via Thorung 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 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 at very early morning 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 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 Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
- day 11
Drive from Muktinath (3,760m/12,623ft) to Jomsom and Tatopani (1,200m/3,940ft)
Itinerary Facts Driving hours (113km/70 miles )-6-7 hrs Highest Altitude 3,760m/12,623ft
We visit Muktinath temple before continuing our journey in a local bus ride to Tatopani. It will be a rough drive through the deepest gorges in the world. We will go from the arid highlands to lush green forestsTatopani is famous for natural hot spring, it is place where we can soak in the hot springs.
- Overnight at “Dhaulagiri Lodge” with attached bathroom.
- Included meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
- day 12
Trek from Tatopani (1,200m/3,940ft) to Ghorepani (2,860 m/9,385 ft)
Itinerary Facts Trek Distance 17 km/10.5 miles Highest Altitude 2,860 m/9,385 ft Trek Duration 6-7 hrs
We leave the hot springs behind and cross to the east side of the Kali Gandaki River. We ascend to Ghorepani through villages of Sikha and Chitre, the villages of ethnic thakali people.we go through a terraced farmland with mountains all around.then pass lush forests filled with rhododendron, birch, magnolia we stop at Ghorepani, a beautiful village located at a ridge top.
- Overnight at “Hotel Snow Land” with attached bathroom.
- Included meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
- day 13
Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3,210 m/ 10,525 ft) - then trek to Birethanti (1,039 m/3,250 ft) - Drive to NayaPul - Pokhara
Itinerary Facts Trek Distance 12.5 km / 7.7 miles Highest Altitude 3,210 m/ 10,525 ft) Trek Duration 4-5 hrs, Driving hours 2hrs
This will be our final day on the trail .We ascend to poon Hill (3,210m) early morning to view sunrise over the whole Annapurna , Dhaulagiri massif including Mt Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) and surrounding rice terrace A favourite spot among photographers After visiting Poonhill, we return to our ghorepani lodge for breakfast then we will trek back to Birethanti then drive to pokhara , overnight at Pokhara.
- Overnight at "Hotel Crown Himalayas" with attached bathroom.
- Included meals: (Breakfast, Lunch)
- day 14
Drive from Pokhara (820 m/ 2,690 ft ) to Kathmandu (1,350 m/4,450 ft)
Itinerary Facts Driving hours (200km/ 124miles) - 6-7hrs
After breakfast we drive back to Kathmandu in a tourist bus.Its a 200 Km route that first follows first along the Marsyangdi River and then the Trishuli River.You may also choose to return by a 25 minute flight (not included in package).Our trek package completes at Kathmandu
- Accommodation at your own selected Hotel in Kathmandu.
What is Included?
- Kathmandu to Bhulbhule(trak start) by Local bus and Birethanti( trek end point) to Pokhara by private transport service
- Muktinath to tatopani by local transport service.
- Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus.
- One night accommodation with attached bathroom "Hotel Crown Himalayas" in Pokhara.
- Eight nights room with attached bathroom at Jagat, Dharapani, Chame, Pisang, Muktinath, Jomsom, Tatopani and Ghorepani, five nights standard room at Bhulbhule, Manang(2N), Yak kharka, and Thorang Phedi (Twin Sharing Room) -13 Nights
- All Standard Meals (13 Lunches, 13 Dinners and 15 Breakfasts) during the trek.
- Government License holder Discovery World Trekking experienced and qualified trek leader (guide), assistant trekking guide, (12 or above trekkers: 1 assistant 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.
- Excess baggage charges (Limit is 9kg per Person)
- 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)
- 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
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
Hooded rain jacket
Lightweight cotton pants
T-Shirt (bring lightweight wool)
Down jacket (available for rent in Kathmandu)
Waterproof jacket and pants
Hiking Boots that been worn in
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 trekking)
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
Covid-19 updates & safety precaution for Annapurna Circuit Trek - 14 Days
Annapurna circuit trek is full of amazing peaks which you’ll definitely leave you dreamy with it’s every edges but how to deal with corona risk while travelling?
So the real question is, 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 best quality service available in the Nepalese tourism market.
Apart from Geographical safety, Discovery World Trekking has taken precaution 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 is 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 & Accomodation in mountains will be rechecked for extra hygiene.
How Your Journey Towards Annapurna Circuit Trek Will Start?
First day is your arrival day in Nepal. Second day, early in the morning, your guide will come to pick you up at your stay hotel in Kathmandu and take you to bus station. Then, we drive to Bhulbhule via Besisahar for start of trek.
Local Transportation (Kathmandu to Besisahar -Bhulbhule, Jomsom to Tatopani ) is included in package. private jeep is available at an extra cost
Don't Worry, We'll Pick You!
Discovery World Trekking provides free airport arrival and departure transfer on any flight for Annapurna Circuit Trek package. You will be received from our representative crew from Discovery World Trekking regardless of the flight you take holding a pamphlet of your name and our company name with a warm-hearted welcome with either a khada or a marigold garland and you’ll be escorted to your hotel with all comfort possible.
Accommodation Details During The Annapurna Circuit Trek!
15 days trek includes Fourteen 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 Annapurna region. We provide eight nights twin sharing room with private attached bathroom at Jagat, Dharapani, Chame, Pisang, Muktinath, Jomsom, Tatopani and Ghorepani, five nights twin sharing standard accommodation at Bhulbhule, Manang(2N), Yak kharka, and Thorang Phedi.
We spend one night hotel in Pokhara accommodation with attached bathroom, TV, 24 hours hot water, power and laundry facility.
For solo trekker - single private room with attached bathroom in available lodge, single private accommodation in other places of the itinerary.
Two nights Hotels in Kathmandu before and after the trek is required which is not included in the package. Kathmandu has a wide range of hotel 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 During The Trek!
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 15 Breakfasts, 13 Lunch and 13 Dinners will be provided in the trek. Some of the popular menu items are -
Fifteen 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)
Thirteen lunch - (Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari (Dalh Bhat power 24 hour) 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)
Thirteen 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.) are available on the menu during the trek. The best selected from the menu of the lodge which will be fresh, hygienic, tasty and nutritious.
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 item will be available we won’t recommend any of them because 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.
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 Time For Annapurna Ciruit 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.. People trek 12 months of the year up 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 fades. 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 – higher the altitude, lower the temperature. In brief, below are the detailed information about the climatic condition of every quarter months.
March-May - Spring
Destination towards Annapurna Circuit Trails in Spring (March-May) is a season in which mountains 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 of Annapurna Circuit trek is between -8 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 metres. Temperature starts rising from mid-March up to mid-May. 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 in 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 travellers 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 favourite among tourists with the most favourable 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 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 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 region are as popular as the Spring or Autumn treks. The places along the Annapurna circiut trek can be cold during the winter but that's what excites most trekkers. The temperature of 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, 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.
The weather in the Himalaya is so unpredictable and the temperature may change quickly from day to night.
Our 15 days Annapurna circuit trekking package provides a rest day in Manang 3540m for proper acclimatization, where there is a significant risk of being affected by altitude sickness also called acute mountain sickness. Altitude sickness is preventable but can be life-threatening situation if its symptoms are left ignored. Staring from Bhulbhule 845 m and trekking in low elevation for four to five days before reaching to Manang 3540 m provides plenty of time to our body to cope automatically with existing high altitude environment and helps in reducing the chance of altitude sickness problem. All Our trekking leader and guide have extensive first aid training and well -experienced in the Himalaya we use oximeter to monitor your oxygen level and detect the symptoms. We guarantee your health will be at reliable hands. Your trek leader or guide will suggest precautions. The best way is to take your time and drink plenty of water at least 4 litres a day. If it is severe the only cure for altitude sickness is to descend immediately. Please note that your group leader has the ultimate responsibility to decide or stop your ascent based on your overall condition. It is essential to keep in mind that some are more vulnerable than other.
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
Our 15 Days Annapurna circuit trekking is a challenging grade trek in Annapurna region. The hiking up in lower land for five days below 3500m from Bhulbhule 845 m to Manang 3540 m is 5 to 6 hrs, and in high mountain for two days above 3500m from Manang 3540 m to ThorongPhedi 4,525m is generally 3 to 4 hrs a day, with regular breaks to take in the stunning mountain views, because trekking in higher altitude is physically demanding than trekking in the lower altitude. This is a remote mountain journey, trek routes on Annapurna circuit involve long climbs, steep descents and straightforward roads following a good trial. To accomplish trek, past hiking experience would be an additional advantage although no technical experience and skills are necessary. Trekkers who are able to hike 5 to 6 hours a day at a reasonable pace with a light day pack can take part in our short Annapurna circuit. Some days require longer waking hours, so you must be reasonably fit and prepared for long days. 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 trekking , 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 the trek. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung and blood disease should inform us before booking the trek.
We organize a group as well as a private trek. The price of group discount is applied with having your own paxes in 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 in 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, we are accompanied by experienced, friendly and qualified expert Sherpa’s sharing information and historical facts about the places as we trek. We will also be accompanied by the porters who carry our luggage’s. However, we will be carrying our small regular day bag pack of 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 day’s walk around 7 AM to 8 AM, depending on the duration and nature of the day’s walk. After trekking for three to four hours, lunch will be served 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 have free time to explore nearby places. Dinner is served around 6 PM to 7 PM. After dinner and before going to bed, we indulge 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
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 to at least once in 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 the signal but not very strong before the high altitude. On 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 of connecting.
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 Annapurna Circuit trekking
Throughout the lodges at Annapurna 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 the 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 to bring 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).
15 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek is a challenging journey as it invloves crossing 5, 416m Thorung La High Pass. This mountain journey is not for usual visit, potential high altitude sickness and other unforeseen events such as injury, illness, flood, landslide or sudden climate changes etc may face.
Travel insurance is a significant part of our booking condition for The Annapurna circuit 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 an 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 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 in 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 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 a 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 to stay in Nepal. we recommended you schedule at least 1-2 day extra at the end of the trip just incase there is a delay. If no delay occurs we can arrange an 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 the 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 the 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.100-112 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's cheques, 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 4% or more depending upon the bank.
During the trek, there are no banks and money exchange services so you should exchange your money in Kathmandu only, depending on how much personal expense you require as in Himalayan region people only accept Nepalese Currency
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 15 days-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.
15 days-Annapurna Circuit Trek Safety
Discovery World Trekking guarantees our valuable client’s safety, security, and satisfaction. Safety is the utmost important concern for us. For the trek, we will be carrying all the necessary gears, equipment, and first aid kits. Our leaders and guides have vast knowledge and have extensive first aid training. If a trekker falls sick due to the altitude, it is entirely up to the trekker to decide if he/she will further continue as health is very important. In case of emergency, the rescue helicopter will always be ready to bring you back from the higher elevation. During the trek, every group will be together so that everyone is safe and won't wander off alone.
"Take nothing but pictures.
Leave nothing but footprints.
Kill nothing but time."
We strongly believe that our environment has to be protected as tourism may bring negative effects on it. We highlight the positive aspects of tourism on the environment. Furthermore, Discovery World Trekking works together with the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organizes eco-friendly trips about most environmentally sensitive and culturally rewarding that meet the expectation of both travellers and communities.
Discovery World Trekking Crews
During the Annapurna Circuit Trekking, you will be accompanied by our local best-trained and well-experienced guides / Sherpa 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 the peak all over the world. Porters will also be assigned to carry your luggage. Two people will be assigned to one porter. Combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kg. We never overload our porters. We divide a proportion of one porter for two members and one assistant guide for a group of 12 or above 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 staffs 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 the sleeping gear and we also provided them with 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
- advance mountaineering training
- first aid
Tipping does not form any part of wages for your Guides, porters and crew although they are very much appreciated. In Nepalese culture, tip is the accepted and a lovely way of saying thank you (“Dhanyabad”) 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 an entirely 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 take care of and play an important role in your trekking Experience, who provide excellent service and offer enriching trip that a 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 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 documentation 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 the 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% 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- 9840055491 (Paul) or email us.
After completion 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 the 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.I f 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 not affect the trip experience
We look forward to guiding you to the Annapurna Circuit trek through some of the most dazzling landscape on the planet with unforgettable Himalayan panoramas along the way!
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|1 Pax||US$ 1120|
|2 Paxes||US$ 840|
|3 Paxes||US$ 820|
|4 - 6 Paxes||US$ 780|
|7 - 12 Paxes||US$ 740|
|13 - 18 Paxes||US$ 720|
|19 - 24 Paxes||US$ 685|
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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!
Annapurna Circuit 15 days
My partner and I just completed Annapurna Circuit over the course of 15 days, facilitated by Discovery World Trekking. We could not be more pleased with our experience. From the outset, Paul was accomodating to our wishes and prompt with all replies (we organised the trek from Australia 6 months in advance). He was reasonable, open and sincere with all prices, inclusions and exclusions. The trek itself was phenomenal. We were guided by Saroz and our porter was Amar. Saroz was knowledgeable, informative and very experienced on the terrain. He was attentive to our needs, always recognising when we required rest or some extra assistance. Saroz always encouraged us to go at our own pace which was very helpful and evidence of good guiding skills. He was well equipped with poles, crampons and medications that all proved useful to me during the trek. All accomodation was clean and comfortable. We were given a certificate for our achievement, a prayer flag and necklace, all as kind gestures that really strengthened our love for DWT and this country. Overall, we are thrilled with our experience and would DEFINITELY highly recommend DWT to anyone. We hope to come back to Nepal in 2 years for another trek & will definitely be asking for Saroz and Amar again. Cheers
Annapurna Circuit 15 Days
My friends and I just completed this trek and I must say it was the hardest yet the most rewarding challenge we have ever done. Our guide Soroj and our two porters Gore and Amar were so professional and took really good care of us and went above and beyond their normal duties to make sure we are well looked after...all with a smile! No request was ever too hard. I’m so proud that we have chosen this company as meeting other porters and guides along the trek, it was pretty clear that Discovery looks after the well-being of their employees. We’ve seen other porters on the trek carrying loads of up to 35kg but Discovery made sure that their own porters only carry up to 20Kgs. Paul their manager is very proud of his team and he treats them like family. He made sure his team are properly equipped and received the best training. If anyone is seriously thinking of doing this trek, I highly recommend this crew. Guaranteed they will look after you and be treated like family