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Annapurna Circuit Trek with Annapurna Base Camp - 27 Days

Destination Nepal
Activity Annapurna Trek
Accomodation selected hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara and tea house during the trek
Duration 27 Days
Region Annapurna Region
Start / End point Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Goup size 2 - 10
MAX. ALTITUDE Thorong La Pass 5416 m
MEALS INCLUDED Breakfast in pokhara and all meals during the trek
TRIP CODE DWT24
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

For the adventurer and the peace lover in us, a trek around the Annapurna circuit and base camp is the ideal package. The thrill of the high pass accompanied by the tranquil aura of the Annapurna region, we experience the best of Nepal. As we tour around the trail, we witness an up-close view of mountains like Annapurna Massif, Thorung Peak, Nilgiri, Chulu West and Chulu east, Tukuche Peak, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal. We explore the enigmatic villages like Marpha, Kagbeni and the forbidden kingdom of Mustang and Manang. Adding to the natural beauty of the place, we dive into the aesthetic beauty of the monasteries, and the culture and tradition of Gurung and Thakali people. The thrilling Thorong La Pass, the famous Muktinath Temple, the relaxing hot spring; these are just a few of the many best things we will relish on our trek.

Highlights

  • A classic and alluring trail to Annapurna Base Camp
  • Experience the beauty of the alpine region of Nepal
  • Gorge yak pastures with yaks grazing
  • Relaxing hot spring at Tatopani
  • Stay at the stunningly beautiful Jomsom, the headquarter town of Mustang district
  • Spend a day in Pokhara, the most happening place in Nepal
  • Spectacular views of Mount Annapurna, Thorung Peak, Nilgiri, Chulu West and Chulu east, Tukuche Peak, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV
  • Magnificent glaciers, gorges, and waterfalls
  • Tour around the famous Muktinath temple, 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
  • Traversing through the world’s most extensive pass – the Thorong La Pass(5,416m)

Overview

Walking through the protected trail of Annapurna region, this trek is an ecclesiastical journey as a venturesome one. With protected floras and faunas as well as the natural environment and the local ethnic culture of the area, this trek takes us through a whole new trail filled with indescribable majesty. Annapurna Circuit  Trek with Annapurna Base Camp is a full package of wonders and splendours. We walk around the Annapurna Massif and take a final ascent to the base of Annapurna South. Throughout the trek, we will enjoy amazing cultures, unique terrain and the flourishing Himalayan ecosystem that consists of dense forests blended with deserted terrains. As we walk along the unsophisticated trail embellished by rhododendron canopies, we witness the extravagant beauty of the snow-capped mountains including Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Mt. Annapurna II (7937 m.) , Mt. Annapurna III (7555m), Mt. Annapurna IV (7525m), Mt. Annapurna south (7219m), Mt. Manaslu (8163 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7041m), Mt. Machhapuchhare (6998m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6441m), Mt. Lamjung Himal (6986m),Tukuche peak (6920m), Tilicho peak (7134m). A journey through the exotic beauty of traditions and landscape, we experience a next level serenity that transports us to another dimension.

With excitement and eagerness of what awaits for us, we land in the international airport of Kathmandu. We explore the depths of the culturally and historically rich Kathmandu. Exploring the Durbar Squares of Kathmandu, we not only witness the ancient excellence of the place but the courteous hospitality of the Nepalese people and the delicious cuisine they offer. With a relaxed day strolling around the valley, we commence our trek to Annapurna circuit along with trek to Annapurna Base Camp from a drive to Bhulbhule. We begin the walk from Bhulbhule to Jagat. Through a narrow motorable road, we walk from Dharapani to Chame. Following the Marsyangdi river, we head to Pisang. We trek to Manang, one of the tourist hub of Nepal. We spend two nights in Manang, precisely aimed at acclimatizing with the increasing altitude. As an essential rule in trekking, we hike higher and sleep lower. Thus, we head up to the adjoining short hike routes around Manang. We continue with the trail and head to Yak Kharka and further to Thorong Phedi. From Thorong Phedi we make an ascent to one of the most exquisite passes in Annapurna region, Thorong La Pass (5,416m). After traversing through the Thorong La pass, we head down to Muktinath, a sacred temple site for Hindus and Buddhists. We glare at the 108 water sprouts (Dhara), which is believed to have sacred water running, which when sprinkled or showered on us, undoing all the sins we've committed in our lives.

After a good day amidst the positive aura of the sacred place, Muktinath, we head to Kagbeni(2,804m). We hike till Ghasa(2,113m) through Marpha(2,665m) via Larjung. We walk towards Tatopani(1,200m) and relax there for the night. We dip in the hot spring of Tatopani where we soothe ourselves physically and mentally. We further move on to Poon Hill(3,210m) from Ghorepani(2,860m) and head to Tadapani(2,630m). We climb a steep uphill till Chomrong(2,165m). Through the picturesque village and climb to the valley of the Modi River, we reach Himalaya. The trail from Himalaya(2,890) to Annapurna Base Camp(4,130m) is exceptionally artistic as we pass through Machhapuchhre Base Camp surrounded by the majestic mountains like Annapurna Massifs, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho peak and many more. 

We trek back from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo(2,350m). As we descend, the view of the dazzling mountain decreases and we get only occasional glimpses. We head back to Jhinu Dada(1,78m), where we relax in the natural hot spring. After all the way we have walked, this will be the perfect way to end the majestic trek. We trek to Shivalaya/Nayapul(1,050m), from where we will drive to Pokhara. We will spend on the lakeside of Pokhara city. Pokhara is a town of wonders and a great place to conclude the amazing trek and relax. There are lots of massage places which we can visit after weeks of the walk. We conclude our trek as we drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara.

A trek around the Annapurna circuit and a hike till the southern side of Annapurna, this package is a blend of thrilling adventure and tranquility. We immerse in the inexpressible beauty of the snowy mountains. Starting from a historical and cultural tour around the ancient city of Kathmandu, we explore the depths of the icy Himalayan region. We also have a variety of packages available in the Annapurna region varying from indulgent and relaxing, to thrilling and adventuresome.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.

It is a notice to all our valuable clients who are joining Annapurna Circuit and Base Camp 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 and Base Camp Trekking, Besishar lacks this facility Discovery world Trekking would like to recommend all our Valuable clients that they should arrive Kathmandu a day earlier in the afternoon before the day we start our Annapurna Circuit and Base Camp 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 as soon as possible.

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Day to Day Itinerary

day 1
Arrival to Kathmandu (Tribhuvan International Airport) (1,350m/4,450ft), transfer to hotel

Arriving at Kathmandu marks the beginning of our journey to Annapurna Circuit and base camp trek. We, from Discovery World Trekking, will receive you and escort you comfortably and safely to your hotel. Today you will be meeting with your DWT guide who will brief you all about the trek. We prepare ourselves for the beginning of the trip with enough rest and relishing the new place.

  • Accommodation at hotel in Kathmandu.
day 2
Full Day Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and trek preparation

Kathmandu Valley is a small impression of the entire Nepal. With an ancient history and cultural fascination, we begin our journey with amusement. We will go on a guided tour around some of the most historical and spiritual attraction in Kathmandu. We tour around the UNESCO World Heritage sites like Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath (the monkey temple), Boudhanath and the historic Durbar Square. As we relish the wonders, we also get a brief insight into these places from our tour guide. After an entire day assigned to wandering around Kathmandu, we will prepare for our trek starting the next day. We get a final check of the equipment and gears done by our climbing leader. We equip ourselves for our mighty trek towards Annapurna circuit and Annapurna south.

  • Accommodation with breakfast at the hotel in Kathmandu.
day 3
Drive to Bhulbhule (845m/2,815ft) 200 km west of Kathmandu

We drive to Bhulbhule, from where we commence our trek around the Annapurna circuit and base camp. With a pleasant breakfast, we walk towards our first stop with excitement and beautiful views throughout the way. Accompanied by the Trishuli river on most of our ride, the road trip is undoubtedly a great way to begin the trek. From here, we head north to Besisahar and then to Bhulbhule. Situated along the Marshyangdi River, Bhulbhule endeavours views of the snow-capped peaks surrounding a gorgeous village. Compiling the entire road trip, we enjoy astonishing glimpses of mountains, villages, rivers and terraced farms. We register our permits at Bhulbhule check-post as we prepare for our first walk. We stroll around the place and explore the beauty of the small yet mystical locality.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner).
day 4
Trek from Bhulbhule to Jagat (1,300m/4,265ft) - Walking Distance(19m/11.8 miles) - 5 hours

Today is the first day of our walk in the Annapurna region. The trail is relaxing and filled with prominent sceneries. As we traverse through lush forests and terraced fields, we walk along with the Marsyangdi River. The track is easy to walk and filled with the astounding beauty of the shining mountains. Passing by enigmatic settlements and farmlands, we reach the village of Jagat. The walk will unquestionably prove to be a warm-up and a fun way to begin our trek in Annapurna region. We notice the declining settlements as we walk further. Amidst nature, we halt at Jagat as we enjoy the fresh and clean air.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner).
day 5
Trek from Jagat to Dharapani(1,860m/6,200ft) - Walking Distance(15.8km/9.8 miles) - 5 hours

With a peaceful stay at Jagat, we begin our hike towards Dharapani. As we commence our trek, we come across a split road. The trail goes uphill till we reach Tal, where the split trail meets around this point. We enjoy several beguiling waterfalls forming small sandy beaches on our way. Through rice and potato fields, we reach one of the biggest villages of Manang, Kodo. There are also numerous bridges that we will cross. After a short climb of the stone Kani, we reach Dharapani. Dharapani is a checkpoint where we get our Annapurna permits checked before we move ahead. As we relax, we enjoy the scenery accompanied by delicious food here at Dharapani.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner).
day 6
Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2,610m/8,890ft) - Walking Distance(16km/10 miles) - 6 hours

Our destination for today is Chame. We walk through a motorable road which can be both easy yet dusty as the vehicles pass by. Following the trail through the forest with pine, fir, oak and maple trees along the Marsyangdi river, we head to Chame, district headquarters of Manang district. With greenery surrounding us, we will enjoy the amusing settlement of Manang district. The aura of this place is such beautiful that will immerse in the serenity and pleasure. Amidst nature, the view enhances with prodigious sights of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV. We'll also stop by a small hot spring where we can dip in for a while to relax our tired body.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner).
day 7
Trek from Chame to Pisang (3,115m/10,200ft) - Walking Distance(13.2km/8.2 miles) - 6 hours

Through a steep and narrow valley, we get a glimpse of a massive wall of rock as we head to Pisang. The rock known as Pinguda Danda, it is considered very sacred by the local people. Gazing at the rock, it leaves us with no wonder why it has such value. Considering the fact that it rises 1500m from the river, it is an undeniable beauty. Up from here, we can see a clear view of Annapurna II at the south and Pisang peak on the northeast. We descend further to the Manang Valley Floor. The trail from beginning to the end is, without doubt, breathtaking with the air so fresh and view such majestic.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner).
day 8
Trek from Pisang to Manang (3,540m/11,300ft)- Walking Distance(17km/10.6 miles) - 5 hours

We hike today accompanied by exhilarating mountains as we walk towards upper Pisang via Geru. We trek through this trail appreciating the north face of Annapurna (II, III, IV), Gangapurna, Tilicho and Pisang Peak. As we descend with such a stunning view, we feel the air become cold and dry. We move through small Tibetan settlements, where we get a chance to embrace the Buddhist culture. We visit one of the largest and famous monasteries of Manang: Barge Monastery. The trail is filled with Buddhist shrines and the rich culture of Buddhism. We reach a lively area, Manang, that caters to many tourists. Manang is full of wonders and a single day is just not enough to explore the place. We relax and explore the beautiful alpine region of Manang village.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner).
day 9
Rest and Acclimatization day at Manang

To accustom with the high altitude, we spend two nights in Manang. We spend the entire day exploring Manang village. There are many side hikes that we can do. It is highly recommended to hike to higher elevations and halt back at Manang. We can hike up to Gangapurna Lake and Base Camp and spend the day admiring the absolute beauty of Annapurna III, Tilicho, Pisang and Chulu Peaks. We can also hike up to the famous Ice Lake or roam around Manang Village and visit the famous monasteries. In the afternoon, we may visit the Himalayan Rescue Association in Vraja Village. It will be a useful visit as we gain knowledge about acute mountain sickness, its symptoms and precautions. A relaxing day exploring the enigmatic village of Manang, we acclimatize with the altitude and prepare for the next day.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner).
day 10
Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4,050m/14,275ft) - Walking Distance(9.4km/5.8 miles) - 3-4 hours

With enough rest and acclimatizing with the high elevation at Manang, we move ahead with the trek. From Manang, we head to Tenki village where we cross several beautiful streams. We further head out of Marshyangdi valley northwest up to Jar Sang Khola Valley. The trail is filled with uphills and downhills as we head northwards. We will pass through an amazing Juniper forest and few pastures. Following the trail, we will pass through a small village called Gunsan with houses made of flat mud roof. These small details of the trail make sure to amplify our experience. 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 the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner).
day 11
Trek from Yak Kharka to ThorongPhedi (4,525m/14,525ft) - Walking Distance(9.6km/6 miles) - 4-5 hours

Today we head to the foot of Thorong La pass, Thorong Phedi. We climb up to a ridge then head down and cross the Marsyangdi river on a wooden bridge. After 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 the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner).
day 12
Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath Temple (3,760m/12,623ft) through Thorung La high pass (5,416 m/17,756 ft) - Walking Distance(12.8km/7.9 miles) - 9 hours

As one of the most challenging days of our trek, we begin this hike as early as possible. We cross one of the most exquisite high passes in the Annapurna region. We reach the highest point of our trek as we traverse the highest pass in the world. With increasing elevation, the trail turns out to be tricky with decreasing level of oxygen. Despite the difficulty in climbing, the view is unquestionably worth it. We will enjoy the panoramic view of dazzling mountains extending northwards into Tibet. On the other side, we see the Annapurna massifs smiling back at us. We take this hike slow and steady and conquer it despite the efforts. We descend all the way to Muktinath where we visit the famous Muktinath temple. A sacred place for Nepalese people, Muktinath temple is believed to be the God of Forgiveness. We can dip in the holy water and sprinkle the water from the famous 108 water sprout in Muktinath. Believed to rinse our sins, we touch the pure water and visit the Muktinath temple, also known as Chumig Gyatsa. We halt here as we prepare for our other trail towards the Annapurna base camp.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner).
day 13
Trek from Muktinath to Kagbeni(2,804m/9,200ft) - Walking Distance(10.6km/6.6 miles) - 3 hours

We descend from Muktinath to Kagbeni as we witness the famous Sky Caves of the region. With an easy path and an amusing one, we witness the hidden gems of the hidden valley of Nepal. We can also have a short detour across the traditional villages of Chhyongkhar, Jhong and Purang. A culturally rich place, Kagbeni is a package of wonders. As we walk in the narrow alleys, we discover concealed treasures of the area. Today will be a relaxing day as we walk a short and easy distance.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner).
day 14
Trek from Kagbeni to Marpha(2,665m/8,744ft) - Walking Distance(18.4km/11.4 miles) - 4-5 hours

We trek from Jomsom to Marpha today. Today will undoubtedly be an exciting day as we pass through an easy path and varieties of gorgeous scenery. As we pass through Kaligandaki River crossing Jomson, we reach Marpha. An ethnic village, the village is hypnotizingly beautiful. All the houses painted in white, and the narrow alleys are fascinating. We discover captivating scenery, beautiful peaks green forests with pine and oak trees, cold desert, and deepest river gorge. The trail is a package of surprises as we observe the depth of the places we pass through. Marpha is also famous for its apple farming. The apple pie and alcohol made from Apple called 'Marpha' is a must try of this place. We can hike up to a small turquoise-green lake nearby as well. The enigmatic village of Marpha, without a doubt, will impress us with its tranquil beauty.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner).
day 15
Trek from Marpha to Larjung - Walking Distance (10.6km/6.6 miles) - 3 hours

We proceed further with the trail following the Kali Gandaki. We observe the beauty of the deepest gorge in the world as we continue our walk. The afternoon wind kicks up a lot of dust as of which we try to walk as early as possible. We cross wooden bridges, rocky paths and landslide areas. Passing through many Apple farms, we head back to our destination. We move ahead through the Khobang village through a narrow trail. We halt at Larjung as we wander the narrow alleys filled with livestock and street dogs. We can also take a little walk down till the river from where the sunset view in Mount Nilgiri is unquestionably breathtaking. We conclude our day with a delicious dinner and prepare for the next walk.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner).
day 16
Trek from Larjung to Ghasa(2,113m/6,932ft) - Walking Distance(16km/9.9 miles) - 4 hours

We commence our walk till Ghasa accompanied by a marvellous view of the mountains. We move ahead with our walk from Larjung to Kalapani. We witness the wondrous Annapurna peak from here. After a wave-like trail from Lete, we reach Ghasa. We halt at Ghasa and enjoy the mysterious small village similar to Tibet. We get fantastic views of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche and Dhampus peaks on this trail. Without doubt, today will be a relaxing walk as we spot exotic floras and faunas in the incredible landscape of the Annapurna region. We can explore the Ghasa village and discover incredible masterpieces.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner).
day 17
Trek from Ghasa to Tatopani (1,200m/3,940 ft) - Walking Distance(21.3km/13.2 miles) - 6-7 hours

One of the best parts of the trek, we hike till Tatopani where we dip in the natural hot spring. Tatopani precisely translates to 'hot water'. A natural hot spring amidst a quiet and peaceful place, we will relax in the lukewarm water. En route, we witness Kochepani, the deepest gorge in the world. The trail is broad and more comfortable to walk. The sound of birds chirping and humming insects will make the trail extra tranquil. We conclude our day immersed in warm water as we soothe our sore muscles.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner).
day 18
Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani (2,860 m/9,385 ft) - Walking Distance(22.2km/13.8 miles) - 7 hours

With the enchanting hot spring bath, we walk towards Ghorepani with enthusiasm and a calm body. Crossing the east side of the Kali Gandaki River, we ascend to Ghorepani through villages of Sikha and Chitre, and the villages of ethnic Thakali people. We go through a terraced farmland with mountains surrounding us. We pass through the lush forests filled with rhododendron, birch, magnolia. A beautiful village located at the ridge top, Ghorepani offers an astounding view of the mountains. A popular hiking route, the place is filled with tourists and so the restaurants and hotels also range from normal to luxurious. As a starting point for the base camp trek, we will prepare ourselves for our ascent to the Annapurna South.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner).
day 19
Early morning hike to Poon Hill viewpoint (3,210 m/ 10,525 ft) 45 minutes -Walking Distance (1 km/0.6 miles) , then trek to Tadapani (2,630 m/8,630 ft)- 4hrs

Today we hike to Poon Hill(3,210m) viewpoint as early as we can in the morning. As we reach the top early, we enjoy the sunrays kissing the Annapurna Range and Dhaulagiri Massif. One of the most photographic spots in the trail, we are surrounded by mountains and the cold fresh air from the peaks. We head back to Ghorepani and enjoy our breakfast amidst nature. We further trek to Tadapani where we spend for the night.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner).
day 20
Trek from Tadapani to Chomrong(2,165 m/7,105 ft)- Walking Distance (7.6km/4.7 miles) 5 hrs

Accompanied by a panoramic view of the mountains, we will begin our trek from Tadapani to Chomrong. After a delightful breakfast amidst the greenery and sun-kissed mountains, we hike through a steep descent to Kimron River from Ghandruk. We will get a glimpse of the marvellous Annapurna South and Mount Macchapucchre. Chomrong is a small yet majestically beautiful village situated in the middle of lush hills. A starting point and a popular stop for Annapurna sanctuary and base camp trek, Chomrong is vibrant with shops, lodges and restaurants. An advantage of staying in the middle of such hills is that the sky is clear and we can star gaze the entire night and relax.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner).
day 21
Chomrong to Himalaya (2,890m/9,425ft) – 5/6 hrs

We commence this day as early as possible with a longer distance, that needs to be covered. We begin our trek with an alluring view of the Chomrong Khola. The trail is, without a doubt, the best with clouds moving along with us. We reach a small village called Sinuwa at the top of a hill. The view gets better as we climb higher to Bamboo. Filled with rhododendron trees, dense bamboo and oaks, rivers with their antique wooden bridge, we walk through the trail to reach Dovan via Bamboo. We will hike a few more hours to reach Himalaya, where we will halt for the night. With worn out body and good food, we will get a good night's sleep.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner).
day 22
Himalaya to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 m/13,550 ft)–5 hrs

Through a narrow gorge along the Modi Khola glacier, we begin our trek to the Annapurna Base Camp from Himalaya. We pass by a fascinating large overhanging rock known as Hinku Cave before we reach Deurali. The forest trail till the base camp is utterly wonderful with diverse spotting of floras and faunas. Walking close by the Annapurna glaciers, we reach Annapurna base camp. On our way to the top, we halt at Machhapuchhre Base Camp. The glimpse of the famous Fishtail mountain is bewitching. As we reach our final destination, we get a dazzling view of Himchuli, Annapurna Massifs, Macchapucchre, Khansar Kang and Gangapurna. Encircled by peaks above 6000m, we will halt at the base camp. We enjoy the chilly and majestic aura at the base of Annapurna peak. Gazing at the snowy mountain right in front of you is inexpressible in words. Amplifying the beauty of the mountains, the embellished prayer flags offer a more lively aura to the place.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner).
day 23
Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2,350m/7,700ft)- Walking Distance (16.7km/10.3 miles)- 6hrs

We start the morning by sipping a cup of coffee with Annapurna South standing right in front of us. We wake up early to enjoy the view of the sun kissing the mountains one-by-one. We continue with the trek and hike out the Annapurna Sanctuary. We will trek back the same we climbed and halt at Bamboo. The view of the mountains shrinks as we descend lower. Bamboo is a small place yet enigmatic, which is more beautiful, as much as we explore the depth. The cuisine here is pretty delicious. We can conclude our day with good food giving us a good mood.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner).
day 24
Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1,780m/6,393 ft) and nearby natural hot springs- Walking Distance (8.5km/5.2 miles) 3-4hrs

We hike back the same trail that we ascended till the base camp. Our final stop for today is Jhinu Dada. The track is mostly downhill, which can cause a little more pressure on our knees. The trail is gorgeous, but the hot spring we visit at the end of our day is even more beautiful. Jhinu Dada has a natural hot spring which will make us forget all the trails we've walked. This is the perfect way to conclude the astounding trek around the Annapurna region and to the base camp. We relax and enjoy the warm water soothing all the knots in our nerves.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner).
day 25
Jhinu Danda to Shivalaya/Nayapul (1,050m/3,445ft) – Walking Distance ( 13 km / 8 miles ) 4-5 hrs, and drive to Pokhara (820 m/ 2,690 ft) -2hrs

Today is the last day of our walk in the Annapurna circuit. We trek back from Jhinu Dada to the plain dust road along the Modi Khola. The trail back is the most relaxing walk of the entire trek. We bid farewell to the majestic path and drive to Pokhara. The fun is yet to begin as Pokhara is the most happening city in Nepal. With a hotel near the lakeside, we surely have a lot to do even after the end of our trek. The nightlife, boating, pubs and bars, Pokhara offers all the luxury we'd want.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch)
day 26
Drive from Pokhara (820 m/2,690 ft ) to Kathmandu (1,350 m/4,450 ft) - 6-7hours

We conclude our trek in the Annapurna region and bid farewell to the mountains and the enchanting Pokhara. After breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu on a tourist bus. It’s a 200km route that first follows first along the Marsyangdi River and then the Trishuli River. Alternatively, we may also choose to return by a 25-minute flight (not included in the package). Our trek package completes after arrival in Kathmandu.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Standard meals (Breakfast + Dinner).
day 27
Transfer to Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) for your international departure

Discovery World Trekking will provide you with complimentary private transportation to drop you off at the airport. Based on your flight schedule, we will manage the vehicle for you.

  • Included meals (Breakfast).

What is Included?

  • Airport arrival and departure transfer to/from Hotel by private transportation.
  • Kathmandu to Bhulbhule by Local bus.
  • Nayapul trek (endpoint) to Pokhara by private transport service.
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus.
  • Full Day Kathmandu Valley sightseeing with a tour guide, by private transportation, including entrance fees to world heritage sites.
  • Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a three-star hotel in Kathmandu.
  • One night accommodation with Breakfast in selected hotel in Pokhara.
  • Best Possible Teahouse, lodge accommodation (Generally twin Sharing room) - 22 Nights
  • All Standard Meals (23 Lunches, 22 Dinners and 23 Breakfasts) during the 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.
  • 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 potential health risks.
  • Medical Kit.
  • Arrangement of sleeping bags and down jackets if you do not have your own.
  • 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 airfare
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple Entries on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport- (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
  • Excess baggage charges (Limit is 9kg per Person)
  • All Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu, before and after we start our journey
  • Meals (Lunch, Dinner) in Kathmandu and in Pokhara, before and after we start our journey.
  • 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 expenses (shopping, snacks, boil bottled water, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, Alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery 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 out of management control, for example, landslide, weather condition, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes etc.
  • All the costs and expenses which are not listed in "cost includes" will be counted as excludes

Equipment Checklist

Equipment lists for the trek

It is recommended to carry the basic clothing and accessories needed for the trek. The followings belongings are suggested that should be brought, although we understand that our clients have their own preference for clothing, we have listed some useful clothing during the trek. Porters will be carrying the main luggage, which should not exceed more than 18kg (one porter will carry two people's luggage, 9 kg for each). Equipment can be bought in Kathmandu at a reasonable price.

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

  • 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
  • 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

The beginning of the journey towards Annapurna Circuit and Base Camp Trek

You will arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. You will be required to spend the first night in a hotel in Kathmandu. The overnight stay in Kathmandu is not included in the package as there are varieties of options available for you. You can choose between hotels, lodges and homestays (both economic or luxurious) online and book it yourself or we can do it on your request. We recommend you to pre-book the hotels, as it may be hard to navigate around the new city on the first day. We are pleased to recommend or manage hotels for you on your arrival. We spend a day sightseeing in the Kathmandu valley. From Kathmandu, we head on to Pokhara where we get a bus to Nayapul, the starting point of our trek. We can choose to go to Pokhara either via 25-minute domestic flight (cost not included in the package) or a 6 hours drive via tourist bus that departs early in the morning every day. Pokhara is the gateway to Annapurna circuit and base camp 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!

When you are new to any place, it is hard to track the location or even book a cab. To avoid such dilemmas, Discovery World Trekking provides you with free pickup and drop service for any trek package regardless of the flight you take. We will receive you at the airport with a pamphlet of your name and our company name. With a warm-hearted welcome and either khada or a marigold garland, we will make you feel homely from day one. We will escort you safely and comfortably to your hotel.

Accommodation Details During The Trek

The package includes accommodations throughout the trek, as well as one night in Pokhara. Accommodation during the trek is 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 blankets and pillows. Some will have an en-suite bathroom but most have a shared bathroom with a squat toilet. You will get a chance to experience the renowned Nepalese hospitality as well as interact with them, Discovery World Trekking has good public relations with local service providers in Annapurna trek. The company makes sure of the prior arrangement of the accommodation. At Pokhara, accommodation is more luxurious. We stay at hotels with a 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.

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

The Meals

The trek is over higher elevations, which means your body needs enough carbohydrates, protein, nutrition for the body to hike on such humongous Himalayan trails. The meal in this trek is very convenient, not like that in cities, but we make sure you get the entire supplements through your complete trek.

We will be providing you with 23 Breakfasts, 23 Lunch and 22 Dinners throughout the trek.

Some of the typical food menus are -

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 (Omelettes, Poached, Boiled), Pancakes, Muesli, Bread, Fruits and Vegetables, Hot drinks like tea and coffees, hot chocolates etc.

Lunch - Typical Nepali dish (Dal, Bhat & Tarkari), Tibetan Bread, Various Soups items, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo (dumplings), Macaroni, Tenduk, Spaghetti Noodles, Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable curry, Potato items, Vegetable and Salad, Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Snacks (Papad, Prawn), Dessert items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), etc.

Dinners - Dal, Bhat & Tarkari, Tibetan Bread, Various Soups items, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo (dumplings) Macaroni, Tenduk, Spaghetti, Noodles, Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable curry, Potato items, Vegetable and salad, Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Snacks (Papad, Prawn), Korean Noodles Ramen, Dessert items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), Hard Drinks, etc. are available on the menu during the trek.

These food items from the menu will usually be fresh, hygienic, tasty and nutritious. The menu is a combination of traditional and local; Asian and western cuisine; almost everywhere but as we go up close, the menu list decreases. We highly recommend consuming enough liquids, green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea and garlic soup (must) at high altitude and fresh vegetables for health benefit.

Though plenty of non-veg items will be available, we won’t recommend any of them because the meat in such places may not be healthy during the trek. As suggested by experts, it is best to avoid alcohol, caffeinated drinks, hot chocolate, dairy and cheesy items in such high elevation treks.

All personal bills (Alcoholic Drinks, Hot and Cold Drinks) in tea houses/ lodges or in cafe except standard meals mentioned (including Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with seasonal fruits) are excluded from the package.

Best Time to Trek

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 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

The Annapurna region provides few 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 you to inform your group leader and guide at first signs of the symptoms. We guarantee that 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 others. Also, your group leader has the definitive response to determine whether you can proceed the trek based on your health conditions.

Trip Grade: Fitness level, Medical, and Health

The trails around the Annapurna region are moderate to strenuous on some parts. On average, the walk per day will be around 4 to 7 hours, depending on the destination and the number of breaks we take. The trail is mostly uphill or steep descents, with rocky and stone paved paths. It is not impossible to go to these treks for a regular person, but remaining fit and exercising well will make the trek more comfortable and enjoyable. Former trek experience or regular exercises and doing yoga is an advantage for the trekker. Besides, if you love trekking, you can make it happen anyways and conquer your dreams.

This trek, however, is not recommended for individuals with sensitive medical conditions like heart or lung disease. Since the majority of the trek involves moderate to strenuous climbing, it may prove to be dangerous for the health of such people. We recommend you to consult with your doctor before attempting to attain this trek. Also, we make sure to provide you with all the necessary medical kit supplies you may need in the trek.

Trekking group/single

The group for the trek usually consists from 2 to 12 people. A leader, assistant guide, and porters will accompany a group of 8 throughout the trek. It is a great time to enjoy your hike with various trekkers from around the world. You may choose to trek with a random group or limit it to your own. We will also be glad to organize a private trek with your friends and family only. We generally recommend travelling in a group rather than an individual due to safety concerns. Also, it is always good when you can share your happiness and experience once you conquer your trek.

A typical day on the trek

Every day will be rewarded with a unique experience of trekking, climbing enjoying the scenery, taking photos and exploring the local villages. During the expedition, experienced friendly and qualified expert Sherpa will share information and historical facts about the places as they accompany us throughout the trek. The porters who carry our luggage will also accompany us. However, we will be carrying our own small backpack with the necessary items.

The day starts with an early morning hot cup of tea/coffee. After packing our bags and gorging on a wholesome breakfast, we set off on the days walk around 7 AM to 8 AM, depending on the duration and nature of the days walk. After trekking for three to four hours, we will have lunch around midday on the route to the next destination, and we continue after about an hour of rest.

The afternoon walk is generally shorter: about two to three hours. Once we reach our overnight lodge/tea house/tent, we snack on the extra dietary food. We will also have free time to explore nearby places.

Dinner is served around 6 PM to 7 PM. Before going to bed, we will spend some quality time in friendly conversations and discuss the experience of that day. The expedition leader/guide will brief us about the next day’s plan. After this briefing, we enjoy on board games like monopoly, cards and watch available mountaineering documentaries. Most of the foreigners indulge in light and fun learning of Nepalese language from our crew or read books before heading off to bed for a well-deserved sleep.

Communication on trek

There is mobile phone coverage on 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 friends through your cell phone. although Some days at high altitude, there is no mobile network facility.

We'll communicate with all our valuable clients through our leader at least once a day to make sure you're alright and satisfied with our service. Also, depending on the kind of network you use, the signal might fluctuate as you climb uphill. On your request, we can provide you with a separate local sim-card for communication. (Most of the places have Wi-Fi service available with an additional cost)

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

Extra personal expenses on trekking

Discovery World Trekking tries to provide all extra expenses excluded from the package. Meals and accommodations in Kathmandu are up to our clients themselves as all kinds of hotels/lodges (both luxury & budget) can be booked easily online or even we can do it for on request. All our valuable clients will have to bring personal spending money with them to cover the costs of accommodations in Kathmandu, visa process, travel insurance policy purchase, beverages, snacks for the trek, hot and cold drinks, tips to the trekking crew members, souvenirs etc. We recommend bringing cash (dollars) that can be changed to rupees here cause during the trek as only Nepalese currency is accepted.

Electricity and battery recharge, water on the trek

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.

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

Travel insurance

This trip grade is ranked 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 and base camp 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 in case 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 a free visa. Please be advised to check the current regulation. Visa regulation can change without prior notice. Citizens of China, as well as citizens of 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

How Much Luggage can I take during the Trek?

The weight limit for your luggage is 9 kg per trekker, Porters will be assigned to carry your luggage, two people will be assigned with one porter, and combined luggage should not exceed more than 18kg. We never overload our porters. But you should carry your own knapsack or backpack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. Only carry what are essentials, you can leave any excess baggage either at your hotel or at the Discovery World Trekking store for free and it'll be completely safe.

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

Annapurna Circuit and Base Camp Trek Safety

Discovery World Trekking guarantees our valuable clients safety, security, and satisfaction. Safety is the utmost important concern for us. For the trek, we will be carrying all the necessary gear, 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.

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 trek, 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
Tipping

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

Booking and payment process

Discovery world trekking is a government authorized, registered, licensed and bonded as trekking and touring operator in Nepal. The company-registered number is 87657/068/069. We are a member of Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Therefore, book Discovery World Trekking trip with confidence as we are reliable.10% 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 the booking date. The number of domestic flights for Lukla is limited but being very busy during the trekking seasons. Payment is to be made by bank transfer, western union and online payment directly from our website. The 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 the 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 any reason, Discovery World Trekking has a special provision for last minute bookings. In the case of a 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 a last minute booking, we can not be responsible for delays due to changes beyond our control such as the weather, availability of lodging. contact us for more information at 977- 9840055491 (Paul Gurung) or email us at info@discoveryworldtrekking.com.

Trip Extensions

After the completion of the trek, you may want to stay a couple of days extra in Nepal. With the free time, exploring, visiting a tour of Kathmandu, sightseeing, Nagarkot view trip, Chitwan jungle safari, paragliding, rafting, canoeing are such activities that can be done.

Feedback

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

Trip Grading

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

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

 

Grade: Easy

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

Grade: Moderate

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

Grade: Difficult

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

Grade: Strenuous

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

Grade: Challenging

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

What Exactly is Trekking?

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

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

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

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

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

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

An average day of trekking involves around five to six hours hiking including breaks for meals and as needed. The average distance covered can be a bit relative given the terrain and altitude but figure on about 10 to 15 kilometres. Along the way, you will have many chances for photography and perhaps other personal interests such as bird watching and discovering the local flora.

Discovery World Trekking has many options from newly promoted trails to the classic routes and we look forward to hearing from you and satisfying your desired trekking styles and destinations.

Trekking with Children and Family

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

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

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

Needed Essential Documents

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

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

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

USEFUL INFO

Please be advised: We highly recommend our clients to add extra days in your trip to Nepal as a safety margin for your return flight. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu may get behind schedule due to air traffic and may cause delays. In such cases, we always try our best to reschedule the flights to and from Lukla. However, we would like to inform you about the possibility of postponements or cancellations of flights. We would like to suggest our clients to schedule 2 days extra to avoid any problems with the international flight. Upon our client's request, we can arrange a helicopter at the cost of approximately USD 500-1000 depending on the demand and capacity. It is very likely that there will be no delays but if any such case happens, we can help arrange additional activities with your extra time in Nepal.

Please Note: The Annapurna Circuit and Base Camp Trek includes fixed departure dates from Kathmandu and can be fitted to accommodate your specific requests and schedule. Please review our designated departure dates for this trek and if they do not suit your timeframe, then let us know how we can arrange a trek that is convenient for you. The itinerary listed above is a general guideline; please be advised that it might be necessary to modify it due to external factors beyond our means including and not limited to the following: unstable weather, accessibility and availability of lodging and campsites, unforeseen governmental, trail and ecological conditions and other circumstances beyond our control. Although it is unlikely that changes will occur that would significantly alter the original itinerary, we cannot be held accountable for the results of delays or changes beyond our control. In the event of an Itinerary adjustment or need to redirect to other trails and areas, the Leader Guide will ultimately make the final choice on the best rerouting after consulting with the group members and keeping in mind the interests of the party as a whole. If an alteration is necessary, then we will certainly do everything we can to diminish the effects.

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Annapurna Circuit Trek
Steph
5 - Excellent
01/08/2019

The staff at Discovery Worldmade everything about our trip so wonderful, from the airport pickup to the final meal in Pokhara. Paul clearly outlined everything for us and was extremely quick in responding to our requests and made us feel like we were in good hands. Our guide, Milan, and porter, Dev, were wonderful, energetic and funny travel companions. They did a wonderful job making sure that all I had to do was walk and admire the beauty of the Annapurna Circuit. Milan was quite personable and taught us his favorite card game and was knowledgeable about every peak and Valley we saw. Both Milan and Dev were constantly upbeat and happy, even taking almost as many pictures as we did. It was great to be with such enthusiastic people. I have already recommended Discovery world Trekking to my cousin and will never go trekking with anyone else. Everything was professional and exactly as advertised, with extra kindness and genuine care for our experience

FAQ’s

What Exactly is Trekking

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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