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Annapurna Circuit Trek - 15 Days

Destination Nepal
Activity Annapurna Treks
Accomodation selected hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara and tea house during the trek
Duration 15 Days
Region Annapurna Region
Start / End point Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Group size 2 - 10
MAX. ALTITUDE 5,416m at Thorung la high pass
MEALS INCLUDED Breakfast in pokhara and all meals during the trek
TRIP CODE DWTTK04
NATURE OF TREK Tea House Trekking
BEST SEASON Feb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec.
GRADE Challenging
ACTIVITY PER DAY Approx. 4-6 hrs walking
TRANSPORTATION private vehicle (Transportation)

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.

Highlights

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

Overview

Annapurna circuit trek is a 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, Nayapul 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 to Bhulbhule (845 m / 2,815 ft) 200 km west of the Kathmandu

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 lodge.
  • Included meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
day 2
Trek to Jagat (1,300m/4,265 ft) - 5hrs

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 Lodge.
  • Included Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
day 3
Trek to Dharapani(1,860 m/6,200 ft) -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 Lodge.
  • Included meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
day 4
Trek to Chame (2,610 m/8,890 ft) - 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 Lodge.
  • Included meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
day 5
Trek to Pisang (3,115 m/10,200 ft) - 6hrs

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 Lodge.
  • Included meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
day 6
Trek to Manang (3,540 m/11,300 ft) – 5hrs

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 Lodge.
  • Included meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
day 7
Manang: Acclimatization day

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 Lodge in Manang.
  • Included meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
day 8
Trek to Yak Kharka (4,050 m/14,275 ft) – 3-4hrs

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 lodge.
  • Included Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
day 9
Trek to ThorongPhedi (4,525 m/14,525 ft) –4-5hrs

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 lodge.
  • Included Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
day 10
Trek to Muktinath Temple (3760 m/12623 ft) by way of the Thorung La high pass (5,416 m/17,756 ft) 9hrs

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 Lodge.
  • Included Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
day 11
Trek to Jomsom (2,720 m/8,915 ft) – 5 hrs

We explore the temple that has long been a pilgrimage destination for Hindus and Buddhists alike. The temple’s walled complex has a Buddhists monastery and Hindu shrines, 108 bathing spouts and even an ‘eternal flame’. We then make a journey down the valley as we lose elevation and gradually join the Kali Gandaki River valley bottom and the trail to Jomsom, district headquarters of Mustang. Jomsom market area may seem like a big change from the serene trails and villages that we have visited. Rest and refresh at the lodge or explore Jomsom bazaar.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
day 12
Drive to Tatopani (1,200m / 3,940 ft) – 5-6hrs

We have a break from trekking today as we board a local bus for a ride to Tatopani. It will be a rough ride through the deepest gorges in the world. We will go from the arid highlands to lush green forests.We can see spectacular views of deep gorges , Mountains and green hills. Tatopani is famous for natural hot spring; it is place where we can soak in the hot springs. 

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
day 13
Trek to Ghorepani (2,860 m/ 9,385 ft) – 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 in Lodge.
  • Included meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
day 14
Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3,210 m/ 10,525 ft) ¾ hr, then trek to Nayapul (1,050 m / 3,445 ft) – 6hrs, Drive to Pokhara - 1½ hrs

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) , Mt Manaslu 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 Nayapul then drive to pokhara , overnight at Pokhara

  • Overnight at Hotel near the Lake.
  • Included meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
day 15
Drive from Pokhara (820 m/ 2,690 ft ) to Kathmandu (1,350 m/4,450 ft) - 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

What is Included?

  • Kathmandu to Bhulbhule by Local bus and Nayapul ( trek end point) to Pokhara by private transport service
  • Jomsom to tatopani by local transport service.
  • 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, (14 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.

Route Map

Route Map

Equipment Checklist

Head
  • Sun hat or scarf

  • Winter hat or insulating hat or a wide-brimmed hat

  • Headlight with extra batteries

Face
  • Sunscreen

  • Sunglasses with UV protection

  • Face/body wipes

Hands
  • Lightweight gloves

  • Heavyweight winter gloves

Body
  • Hiking shirts

  • Long sleeved shirt

  • Hooded rain jacket

  • Fleece jacket

  • Lightweight cotton pants

  • T-Shirt (bring lightweight wool)

  • Polypropylene underwear

  • Down jacket (available for rent in Kathmandu)

  • Sweater

  • Waterproof jacket and pants

Footwear
  • Hiking Boots that been worn in

  • Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)

Essential gear
  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not)

  • Thermal bottle

  • Water purification

  • Trekking pole

  • Sleeping bag (-15 degree bag is best in the high altitude trekking)

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

Toiletries
  • Medium size drying towel

  • Toothbrush

  • Toothpaste

  • Deodorant floss

  • Biodegradable bar soap

  • Nail clippers

  • Small mirror

Personal accessories
  • Money

  • Watch

  • Cell phone

  • Camera

Extra items
  • First aid kit

  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport

  • Notebook and pen

  • Binoculars

Trip Information

How Your Journey Towards Annapurna Circuit Trek Will Start?

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.From Kathmandu we head to on a Pokhara where we get a bus to Nayapul,the starting point of our trek.
You can choose to go to Pokhara either via 25 minute domestic flight (cost not included in package) or a 6 hours drive via tourist bus that departs early in the morning everyday. Pokhara is the gateway to Annapurna circuit trek Taking the bus will require you to stay overnight at a hotel in pokhara to start trekking next morning

Don't Worry, We'll Pick You!

Discovery World Trekking offers free airport arrival and departure transfer on any flight for Annapurna circuit trekking.. Upon arrival, you'll be warm 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 Annapurna Circuit Trek!

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

Meals During The Trek!

All meals during the trip are included in the package . 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 2 overnight stays 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.

When Should I go to Annapurna Circuit?

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

March-May (Best Season To Go For Annapurna Circuit and Base Camp Trek)

Trekking season begins after March. By April, the trek route throughout the Himalayas will be rewarded with different full blossom rhododendron of red, pink and white even at elevations of over 3,000 metres. The temperature starts rising from mid-March 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-August

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°C and gets relatively colder at night ( 5°C to 10°C). Mornings are usually clear with clouds building up during the afternoon and disappearing again at night. The rain may cause some problems during the trek in this month. Various plants bloom during this season. The valleys will be fresh and have a different view than during other seasons.

September-October (Best Season To Go For Annapurna Circuit and Base Camp Trek)

This is a famous time 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 the 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 20°C in high altitudes. The nights are colder with temperatures going down to around 5°C. The greens that grew during monsoon fade to golden/amber, proving a spectacular contrast against the crystal blue skies. Grains are also ripening in the enclave. The environment is clean and the lowlands are lush. The biggest festivals of Nepal like Dashain, Tihar also fall during these seasons.

November

November is a busy season, the clearest month, with the crispy 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-February

The coldest time is from December through early February. After late February, climate gradually gets warmer temperatures to get extremely cold dropping to -5°C at high altitudes. Daytime is pleasantly warm with sunshine. Despite being cold, the skies are usually very clear and mountain views are at their best. With snowy caps, it might snow and the ground will be snowy. 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.

Acclimatization

Our 15 days Annapurna circuit trekking package provides 2 days at over 3500m for 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 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 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

Annapurna circuit trekking is a moderate grade trek in Annapurna region. The hiking is generally 4 to 7 hrs a day, with regular breaks to take in the stunning mountain views. Trek routes on Annapurna 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 with Tilicho lake 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.E xercising 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.

Trekking group/single

The group will be minimum 2 to maximum up to any number on the trek. The group of twelve and above will be accompanied by a leader, who will be supported by an assistant guide and porters. We also organize single private trek in Ghorepani with your own holiday timeframe and this will be led by one of our highly competent and well-experienced guides.

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

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 a 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 Annapurna trekking

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

Extra personal expenses on trekking

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

 

Travel insurance

This trip grade is ranked the moderately difficult as it entails the 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 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 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.

Money exchange

Nepali Rupees (NPR) 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'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

Luggage

The weight limit for your luggage, Porters will be assigned to carry your luggage. Two people will be assigned one porter, combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kgs. We never overload our porters. but a should carry your own knapsack or backpack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. Only carry what the essentials, You can leave any excess baggage either at your hotel or at the Discovery World Trekking store for free.

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

Responsible Travel

"Take nothing but pictures.

Leave nothing but footprints.

Kill nothing but time."

We 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 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 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

 

baggage

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 Discovery World Trekking store for free.

Tipping

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.

Trip Extensions

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!

Feedback

After complete of Annapurna circuit trekking, there will be farewell dinner hosted by Discovery World Trekking, we will and provide company t-shirt, digital printed certificate of trek achievement along with 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.

USEFUL INFO

Please Note: The Annapurna circuit Trek includes fixed departure dates from Kathmandu and Pokhara and can be tailored to accommodate your specific requests and schedule. Please review our designated departure dates for this trek.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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Trip Reviews

"Life changing experince " 15 days Annapurna Circuit Trek
John
5 - Excellent
11/05/2019

This review and these observations come from the 15 day Annapurna Circuit Trek. It was an amazing experience. A feast for the eyes. Fascinating cultures. Extremes of elevation and vegetation. And since I knew it would be physically demanding for any age, and I am 64, I knew I should choose an excellent trekking service. Paul Gurung and Discovery World Trekking exceeded my expectations in the following areas and more: 1. Excellent communication. Before I left for Nepal there were really any only one or two periods in which more than a day passed before Paul replied to my messages. Sometimes it was a matter of a few hours 2. Clarifying expectations and giving an overview of the trek during a pre-trek one-to-one orientation session with Paul. This was really helpful. 3. Attention to detail. While I didn't actually need that beautiful plate of cut fruit after each dinner, it was just a great sign of how much DWT cares for each of it's clients. 4. Passion for the mountains and the people in it. My guide Mannesh was amazing. When he answered my questions about peak elevations, village names and their cultures I could sense his deep love and passion for what surrounded us each day. 5. This passion is reflected also in the way that I have seen the staff interact and in the way Paul treats them in many ways like "family.". For example, while many companies' porters struggle with enormous loads, Paul limits his porters' loads to 18 kilograms. Morale under these conditions is understandably very high. 6. Personal care for me. No matter how fit you are, there's nothing like ascending a steep trail above 5000 metres to humble you physically. I appreciated how Mannesh was patient with me ("bistari, bistari" / "slowly, slowly"). And although I wasn't as able to communicate as well with my porter because of his English,Manjeet was always cheerful, strong and eager to help. A great team to have with you when the snow flies over Thorung La pass! 7. And finally service, service, service - from Mannesh's strong steady hand on my shoulder during slippery sections to having him deliver a larger hat directly to my hotel, Discovery World Trekking excels in the service department. All in all, I can't recommend them enough!

Annapurna Circuit 15 Days
Greg
5 - Excellent
03/16/2018

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.

Annapurna Circuit
Paul R.
5 - Excellent
05/15/2014

What an experience! My friends and I have just returned from our 15-day 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!!!

Wild Life Changing Adventure!!
Lilith Reese
5 - Excellent
01/04/2017

Wild Life Changing Adventure!! Wow! This hike changed my life! Paul, guide, and our two porters Laxman and Munice were on point every moment and always there to offer a hand with a smiling face yet gave us space to enjoy our personal journey ~ I could not have asked for a better team to adventure with. Discovery World Trekking I recommend 100%! Paul did the unduible all the way down to recovering a tube of paintings I left at the airport in Pokhara ~ through his connections he was able to make a call, find the package and have it flown to us within 2hours! Not to mention the deal he got for us when it came to the helicopter ride. It's best to go with a local travel agency who has connections in the area in which you are adventuring :) Thank You Discovery World Trekking!

Great private trek on Annapurna Circuit
Jenny Christie
5 - Excellent
10/30/2017

We had a private 15 days annapurna circuit trek with Discvery World Trekking, with Paul organising our trek around our specific requirements. Simbir, our guide was very well versed in the knowledge of the areas we visited and was very helpful in all aspects of our trip. Simbir's brother, Umesh was our porter and he was a lot of fun. Both our porter and guide provided lots of fun and laughter on our trip, showing us different places and reworking our trek itinerary so that we could trek back a different way and see different views. We felt like part of a family travelling with Simbir and Umesh, learning about them and their culture and music. We saw some wonderful sights and met a lot of lovely local people. The whole Discovery World Trekking team went out of their way to make sure our trip was a pleasurable experience, organising all the permits needed, extra flights at the last minute and ensuring a smooth trip. We highly recommend using Discovery World Trekking for any treks/trips around Nepal. Thanks a bunch! :))

Annapurna Circuit 15 days
jessica
5 - Excellent
04/04/2018

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
Anne
5 - Excellent
04/06/2018

We did a 15-day Annapurna-circuit trekking with guide and porters, organised by DWT and it was amazing! We had our first contact with Paul, the owner. We were a bit worried about the level of the trekking (we never did a trekking before!), but Paul gave us all the info we needed and he he reasdured us. He came to pick us up at the airport, we had a good chat and he explained us day by day. We liked his way of working. Our guide was Karan, he did his job perfect, gave us all the info we needed, helped us if we needed a bit motivation, or stayed with us when one of us was a bit slower. Top guide and guy! Our porters were Noveen and Bomb, without them we would never been able to do this trekking. Doing a trekking is one thing, carrying your stuff is something else! They did a wonderful job! Not only carrying our stuff, but they also were a great part of our group! Noveen is going to be the next 'idols' in Nepal, that's for sure :)! So a special thanks to those guys! The trekking itself was amazing! The guesthouses where we slept were good, comfy beds, good food! As told; this was our first trekking, and we only regret that we've never did this before! If you can walk several houres a day, you can do this trekking.(with a porter!) Thanks to Paul, Karan, Noveen and Bomb for this wonderful experience!!! Topteam!!

Annapurna Circuit 15 days
DJ
5 - Excellent
04/06/2018

Our trek exceeded all expectations! The scenery, the accomodation, the food and most importantly the team of DWT were so amazing. They made everything so much easier and did everything they could to help us. We’re so glad that we didn’t decide to do the trek by ourselves because it was our first and it took all the stress away so we could focus on just walking. Our guide Karan made sure we were safe and comfortable at all times and he had to sometimes make hard decisions but did in the best way possible. Bom and Novim were our porters and personal entertainers. Couldn’t imagine doing the trek without them. They tought us some Nepali songs and dances while they were carrying our bags . Very impressive. We’ll definitely come back to Nepal and book our next trek with DWT hopefully with the same team. Thanks for everything guys!

Annapurna Circuit
Erin
5 - Excellent
04/07/2018

Just finished up the Annapurna Circuit and I have nothing but praise for Paul and his incredible team who lead the way! This is my second visit and trek in Nepal, and I have been made to feel welcomed and most importantly safe as a solo female traveller. Paul was always prompt in answering my questions and his amazing team were there to pick me up from the airport when I arrived! Karan was our fearless team leader, with Noveen and Bomb his incredible wing-men! Without them, I wouldn’t have been able to make it over the Thorong-La Pass! These 3 kept our small group entertained, safe and well informed throughout the whole trek. We had planned to go to Tilicho Lake, however due to incredibly dangerous weather, our leaders made the difficult decision to turn us around and out of harms way after. Whilst not ideal, after hearing other trekkers stories of their visit to the lake, I’m glad we had such knowledgeable guides who had our safety as their number one priority. One of our three leaders was always by my side as I was the slowest of the group, and I was never once made to feel like I needed to rush. The guys always encouraged us to do our best and were always positive that we would get to the finish line. I cannot praise Paul and his team enough! It has been yet another incredible visit to Nepal, and it’s been so great knowing I didn’t have to worry about anything, and that I could call on our team no matter what time of the day. Make sure you indulge in the Dal Bhat (24hr power) when you travel with DWT! You’ll need the energy to keep up with the guys who never failed to keep us entertained with songs and jokes! Bomb is the most hilarious pocket rocket, who is always up for the craziest of challenges. Noveen will sing away all of your worries (and will totally win Nepal Idol one day!!!) and Karan will always be by your side, sharing his amazing knowledge about the mountains and making the difficult decisions so you don’t have to, always with a smile on his face. Thanks for a fabulous 2 weeks! I’m already looking forward to my next Nepali adventure!

15-day Annapurna Circuit trek
Faizel
5 - Excellent
05/17/2019

The 15-day Annapurna Circuit tour was fantastic. We were a group of five people (I had not met the others beforehand, but we got on extremely well!) Our guide, Simbir, was very professional, personable, knowledgeable about the area, and attentive to the needs of the group at all times. Our porters - Manish, Dil and Ram - were so impressive in their strength and positivity, despite the heavy loads they were carrying every day! The trek itself consisted of hiking for an average of 5-6 hours each day, the pinnacle being passing the Thorang La pass at 5416m altitude. The scenery throughout the whole trek was stunning. The accommodation during the trek was fairly basic. There are 2- or 3-bed rooms, normally with an attached bathroom, but the rooms are unheated and definitely not luxurious! Remember that Nepal is a poor country and you'll be staying in very remote areas - do not expect hot showers or fast WiFi everywhere you stay... however, obviously this is part of the experience! I would highly recommend Discovery World Trekking if you want to trek the Himalayas without the hassle of carrying your own stuff, navigating the route, and organising your accommodation. They are very professional and everyone I interacted with was extremely friendly.

FAQ’s

How long is Annapurna Circuit Trek?

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

What are the Annapurna Circuit Trek packages for?

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

What is the best time to trek Annapurna Circuit?

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

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

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

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

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

What is so captivating around Annapurna Circuit Trek?

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

Is Annapurna Circuit Trek difficult?

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

Do I need Travel Insurance to trek in Annapurna Region?

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

What about the Insurance of guides and porters?

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

Is there any luggage limit for porter?

Discovery World Trekking will provide one porter for two trekkers to carry 18 kgs of luggage (maximum 9 kg for each trekker). Please be sure your porters are not overloaded because they do not carry only your equipment but also lift your spirit to reach new heights, and your love, affection and generosity can be the reason for them to work hard to take you to your destination.

Do I need to tip my porter and guide?

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

What documents do I need for Annapurna Circuit Trek?

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

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

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

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

Is there a cancellation or refund policy?

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

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

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

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

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

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

What is the lodging like in Annapurna Circuit Trek?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Is there pick service by the Company?

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

Can I hire the gear in Nepal?

Discovery World Trekking will introduce to dozens of shops for hiring your gears.

Is there Wi-Fi on the trek?

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

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Discovery World Trekking is trademark name of Discovery World Trekking Pvt. Ltd. Our Name, Logo, Slogan are trademark registered in Nepal. "The tourism department trekking and travel company license" - Number is 1495.

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