Annapurna Circuit Trek with Annapurna Base Camp - 27 Days

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Annapurna Base Camp - 27 Days
Trip Facts
Destination Nepal
Activity Annapurna Trek
Accomodation Hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Hotel/Lodge/Tea House during the trek
Region Annapurna Region
Distance 340km /266miles
Start / End point Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Duration 27 Days
Max. Altitude Thorong La Pass 5416m
Meals Included Breakfast in Kathmandu, Pokhara Hotel and All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek
Group size 2 - 30
Nature of Trek Lodge to Lodge Trekking
Best Season Feb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec.
Trip Code DWT24
Activity Per Day Approx. 4-6 hrs walking
Transportation Airport pick up & drop off, Kathmandu Sightseeing by Private Transportation, Kathmandu to Bhulbhule by Local Transportation, Ghandruk Phedi to Pokhara by Private Transportation, & Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus.
Grade Challenging

Annapurna Circuit & ABC Insights

This trek combines the Annapurna Circuit, which circles the Annapurna massif, with Annapurna Base Camp, providing a comprehensive view of the western part of Nepal. The thrilling Thorong La Pass, the famous Muktinath Temple, unique Gurung, and Thakali villages, and the relaxing hot springs at Tatopani are just a few treats you can enjoy during this trek. As you trek, you can witness up-close views of stunning mountains, including Annapurna Massif, Thorung Peak, Nilgiri, Chulu West, and Chulu East, Tukuche Peak, Dhaulagiri, and Lamjung Himal.

Highlights

  • A classic and alluring trail to Annapurna Base Camp
  • View yak pastures and other meadows
  • Relax at hot springs in Tatopani, Jhinu Danda
  • Stay at the stunningly beautiful Jomsom, the headquarter town of the Mustang District.
  • Spend a day in Pokhara, the most happening city 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 its beauty.
  • Visit Barge Monastery, the largest monastery in the Manang District.
  • Traverse through the world’s most extensive pass – the Thorong La Pass (5,416m)

Benefits of trekking with Discovery World Trekking

  • Free airport to hotel transfer on arrival and vice-a-versa during departure in a private vehicle
  • Medical kit
  • Free luggage storage service at Discovery World Trekking store for the duration of the trek
  • Easy booking and reservation system
  • Multi-channel communication (Email, WhatsApp, Facebook, WeChat, Viber, Skype, Zoom) and online trip briefing
  • 24/7 phone communication at +977- 9840055491
  • Easy payment system. 
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags arrangement (if you do not have your own)
  • Pulse oximeter to monitor blood oxygen saturation levels at high altitudes to detect early signs of altitude sickness

Annapurna Circuit Trek with ABC Comprehensive Overview

You will be trekking through the protected Annapurna region as you enjoy the views of stunning landscapes, traditional villages, and high passes. 

Annapurna Circuit Trek with ABC is a package of wonders blessed with natural beauty. You will walk around the Annapurna Massif and then approach Annapurna Base Camp from the south.

Throughout the trek, you will enjoy amazing cultures, unique terrain, and the flourishing Himalayan ecosystem, ranging from dense forests to alpine deserts.

As you walk along the trails embellished by rhododendron canopies, you can witness the extravagant beauty of the snow-capped mountains - Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Mt. Annapurna I (8,091m), Mt. Annapurna II (7,937 m.), Mt. Annapurna III (7,555m), Mt. Annapurna IV (7,525m), Mt. Annapurna south (7,219m), Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,041m), Mt. Machhapuchhare (6,998m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441m), Mt. Lamjung Himal (6,986m), Tukuche peak (6,920m), and Tilicho peak (7,134m)

On your journey, you will admire the exotic beauty of traditions and landscapes that transports you to another dimension.

You will land at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. The next day you will explore culturally and historically rich Kathmandu city. While exploring the Durbar Squares of Kathmandu, you will not only witness the ancient excellence of Kathmandu but also the courteous hospitality of the Nepalese people and the delicious cuisine Kathmandu offers. 

After a relaxed day strolling around the valley, you will commence on your Annapurna Circuit along with the Annapurna Base Camp trek the next day. The trek starts with a bus ride from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule. 

We begin the walk from Bhulbhule to Jagat. Through a narrow motorable road, we walk from Dharapani to Chame. Then we follow the Marsyangdi River and head to Pisang and eventually to Manang, one of the tourist hubs of Nepal. You will be spending a day acclimatizing at Manang, and while acclimatizing, you will be taking part in side hikes such as one to Gangapurna Lake. 

Fully rested and inspired, we will head to Yak Kharka and then to Throrong Phedi. Thorong Phedi is perfectly located to act as a base for crossing Thorong La Pass (5,416m / 17,769ft). After spending a night at Thorong Phedi, we start early in the morning towards Thorong La Pass to avoid the afternoon wind. We will cross the Thorong La Pass and reach Muktinath, a sacred temple for Buddhists and Hindus. You can choose to bathe at 108 holy water sprouts at the temple premises. There is a belief that washing yourself at these sprouts will wash away your sins.

From Muktinath, we head to Kagbeni (2,804m), witnessing the famous sky caves on the way. Next on our path lies Jomsom, followed by Marpha, and then to Larjung (2,544m/8,346ft). From Larjung, we head to Ghasa (2,113m) and then to Tatopani (1200m). Tatopani has natural hot springs, where you can dip yourself and soothe your muscles. The next day you will reach a beautiful ethnic Thakali Village - Ghorepani, and spend the night there.

The following morning, you will wake up early and hike to Poon Hill (3,210m) - the most famous viewpoint in Nepal. After enjoying the views from there, you will return to Ghorepani and head to Tadapani. 

By now, your trails on the Annapurna Circuit are almost over, and you will head to Annapurna Base Camp next. From Tadapani, you will be heading northeast reaching Chomrong (2,165m), Bamboo (2,350m), Himalaya (2,920m), and finally Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m). On the path from Himalaya to Annapurna Base Camp, you will also pass through Macchapuchhare Base Camp (3,700m). 

From Annapurna Base Camp, you can enjoy the views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges along with other mountains like Machhapuchhre, Gandharva Chuli, Flute Peak, and Himchuli. You will be spending a night at the Annapurna Base Camp enjoying the stunning scenery. 

We trek back from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2,350m) and then to Jhinu Dada (1,780m), where you can relax in the natural hot springs. After enjoying the hot springs, you will trek to Siwa/Ghandruk Phedi. From Siwa, you will catch a bus to Pokhara. 

Pokhara, a tourist city, is a great city to conclude the trek. You will stay at a hotel in Pokhara and return to Kathmandu the next day. 

We notify our valuable guests booking Annapurna Circuit and Base Camp Trek that your journey will begin with a 7-8 hour local bus ride from Kathmandu to Besisahar or Bhulbhule (approx.172.9 km). We have included the cost of the bus ride in this package. However, you can book a private jeep for an additional cost. Similarly, at the end of the trek, you can choose to fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu (20-minute) by paying extra for the flight. Moreover, we recommend our valuable clients to arrive in Kathmandu by 3 pm at least one day before the trek departure date. It will allow you time to join the trek briefing. During the trip briefing, we will provide you with important trek information as well as go through your luggage to ensure you have not missed packing the essentials.

Annapurna Circuit with ABC Itinerary

  1. day 1

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

    Arriving at Kathmandu marks the beginning of your journey to Annapurna Circuit with the Annapurna Base Camp trek. We, Discovery World Trekking, will receive you at the airport and take you to your hotel in a private vehicle. You will also meet with your DWT guide, who will brief you about the trek. You will be spending your night in Kathmandu.

    • Overnight stay at a Three Star Hotel in Kathmandu
  2. day 2

    Full-day Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation

    Kathmandu Valley is a microcosm of entire Nepal. Today, we will explore this ancient city rich in cultural heritage. You will visit UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath (the Monkey temple), Boudhanath, and historic Durbar Squares. As you relish these wonders, you will also get a brief insight into these places from our tour guide. After an entire day exploring Kathmandu, you will prepare for your trek that will start the next day. Your trek lead will conduct a final check of the equipment and gear you are carrying. 

    • Overnight stay at a Three Star Hotel in Kathmandu
    • Included standard meal (Breakfast)
  3. day 3

    Drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule (845m / 2,815ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Driving Hours (200km / 124miles) 7-8 hrs

    You will start the Annapurna Circuit along with the Annapurna Base Camp trek with a drive to Bhulbhule. The bus will follow Prithvi Highway by the side of Trishuli River until Dumre. From Dumre, we head north to Besisahar and then to Bhulbhule.

    Situated along the 
    Marshyangdi RiverBhulbhule provides fantastic views of several snow-capped peaks. Throughout the trip, you can enjoy astonishing views of mountains, villages, rivers, and terraced farms. We need to register our permits at the Bhulbhule check-post before starting on the trails. We stroll around Bhulbhule and explore the beauty of this small yet wonderful town.

    • Overnight stay at Holiday Trekkers Lodge
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  4. day 4

    Trek from Bhulbhule (845m / 2,815ft) to Jagat (1,300m / 4,265ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 19km / 11.8miles
    Highest Altitude 1,300m / 4,265ft
    Trek Duration 5 hrs

    Today is the first day of your walk in the Annapurna circuit. The trail is relaxing, and you will enjoy the stunning scenery as you traverse through lush forests and terraced fields along the banks of the Marsyangdi River.

    The path is easy to walk and provides stunning views of mountains. You will be passing through several settlements and farmlands to reach the village of Jagat. We will be staying at Jagat for the night. Today's light walk will prepare you for more intense treks set to follow in the coming days.

    • Overnight stay at Tilicho Guest House (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  5. day 5

    Trek from Jagat (1,300m / 4,265ft) to Dharapani (1,860m / 6,200ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 15.8km / 9.8miles
    Highest Altitude 1,860m / 6,200ft
    Trek Duration 5 hrs

    After 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. You will be enjoying several gorgeous waterfalls forming small sandy beaches along the way. Passing by rice and potato fields and crossing numerous bridges, you will reach one of the biggest villages of Manang, Kodo. 

    After a short climb of the stone Kani, from Kodo, you will reach Dharapani. We have to register our Annapurna Circuit Permit at Dharapani before moving ahead. We relax at Dharapani and enjoy its scenery and traditional food.

    • Overnight stay at Heaven Guest House (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  6. day 6

    Trek from Dharapani (1,860m / 6,200ft) to Chame (2,610m / 8,890ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Duration 16km / 10miles
    Highest Altitude 2,610m / 8,890ft
    Trek Duration 6 hrs

    Our destination for this day is Chame. We walk through a motorable road, which can be both easy but dusty as the vehicles pass by. Following the trail through forests with pine, fir, oak, and maple trees along the Marsyangdi River, we head to Chame, the district headquarters of the Manang District. With greenery all around us, you will enjoy the amusing settlements of the Manang District. 

    The aura of Chame is so beautiful that it will transport you to a serene and joyful world. The prodigious sights of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV enhance your whole experience. You will also stop by a small hot spring where you can dip in for a while to relax.

    • Overnight stay at Tilicho Guest House (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  7. day 7

    Trek from Chame (2,610m / 8,890ft) to Pisang (3,115m / 10,200ft)

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

    As we move through a steep and narrow valley, you will see a massive rock wall as you head to Pisang. Locals consider this rock, known as Pinguda Danda, very sacred. Gazing at the rock will provide you with hints about its sacredness. This massive rock rises 1,500m above the river and looks stunning.

    Moving ahead on the trails, you can clearly see Annapurna II in the south and Pisang peak in the northeast. Then, we descend further to the Manang Valley floor. You still have to trek some more to reach Pisang, our destination for the day.

    • Overnight stay at New Trekkers Hotel (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  8. day 8

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

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 17km / 10.6miles
    Highest Altitude 3,540m / 11,300ft
    Trek Duration 5 hrs

    We hike today alongside glorious mountains as we head to upper Pisang via Geru, appreciating the north face of Annapurna (II, III, IV), Gangapurna, Tilicho, and Pisang Peak. As you ascend, enjoying stunning views, you will notice the air becoming cold and dry. You will move past small Tibetan-style settlements, where we get a chance to appreciate Buddhist culture.

    You will visit one of the largest and most famous monasteries in Manang - the Barge Monastery. The trail to Manang is full of Buddhist shrines and other Buddhist relics. When you reach Manang, you will notice that it is quite active with tourists. Manang is full of wonders, and you might realize that a single day may not be enough to explore this place.

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Himalayan Singi
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  9. day 9

    Rest and acclimatization day at Manang

    You will spend one extra day in Manang, exploring this village while adapting to the high altitude. There are many side hikes that you can commence on. For acclimatization, you need to trek high and sleep low.

    You can hike up to Gangapurna Lake and spend the day admiring the absolute beauty of Annapurna III, Tilicho, Pisang, and Chulu Peaks. You can also hike up to the famous Ice Lake nearby.

    We will take you to the Himalayan Rescue Association in Vraja Village in the afternoon. At this association, you can learn about acute mountain sickness, its symptoms, and precautions. After a relaxing day at enigmatic Manang village, we will have acclimatized to the altitude and prepare for the next day.

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Himalayan Singi
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  10. day 10

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

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 9.4km / 5.8miles
    Highest Altitude 4,050m / 14,275ft
    Trek Duration 3-4 hrs

    After enough rest and acclimatizing to the high elevation at Manang, we move ahead with the trek. From Manang, we head to Tenki village, crossing several beautiful streams. 

    Then you will head out of Marshyangdi Valley northwest up to Jar Sang Khola Valley. The trail is full of ups and downs. You will pass through the amazing Juniper forest and a few pastures. As you continue the trek, you will reach a small village called Gunsan - with houses made of flat mud roofs. As you trek forward, you will be crossing a small river on a wooden bridge and make your way up the spectacular valley to an open, peaceful meadow known as Yak Kharka.

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Gangapurna
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  11. day 11

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

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 9.6km / 6miles
    Highest Altitude 4,525m / 14,525ft)
    Trek Duration 5 hrs

    Today we head to the foot of Thorong La passThorong Phedi. We start by climbing 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. Based on the situation, we might hike to Thorong High Camp for the night. The uninhabited, rugged terrain you face will look otherworldly and much different than the lush lowlands you passed on the way up during the initial phase of the trek.

    • Overnight stay at Thorong High Camp Hotel
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  12. day 12

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

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 15.6km / 9.6miles
    Highest Altitude 5,416m / 17,756ft
    Trek Duration 9 hrs

    As one of the most challenging days of the trek, we begin this hike as early as possible. You will be crossing one of the most exquisite high passes in the Annapurna region - Thorong La High Pass (5,416 m/ 17,756 ft). It is also the highest point of the trek.

    With increasing elevation and decreasing oxygen level, the trail turns out to be challenging. Despite the difficulty of climbing, the view is unquestionably worth it. From the top of the pass, you will enjoy the panoramic views of glorious mountains extending northwards into Tibet. On the other side, you can see the Annapurna massifs smiling back. We take this hike slow and steady and conquer it and then descend to Muktinath, where we visit the famous Muktinath temple

    A sacred place for Hindus and Buddhists, Muktinath is believed to be the god of forgiveness. You can take a bath at 108 water sprouts on Muktinath Temple premises. People believe that washing yourself on these water sprouts will wash away your sins. Buddhists call Muktinath Temple Chumig Gyatsa, which in Tibetan means "Hundred Waters." We will spend the night at Muktinath.

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Town House Muktinath (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  13. day 13

    Trek from Muktinath (3,760m / 12,623ft) to Kagbeni (2,804m / 9,200ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 10.6km / 6.6 miles
    Highest Altitude 3,760m / 12,623ft
    Trek Duration 3 hrs

    We descend from Muktinath to Kagbeni while witnessing the famous Sky Caves of the region. The path is quite easy as well as beautiful. If you wish, we can take you to have a short detour across the traditional villages of Chhyongkhar, Jhong, and Purang. A culturally rich place, Kagbeni, is a wonderful village. Today will be a relaxing day with not much distance to cover.

    • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  14. day 14

    Trek from Kagbeni (2,804m / 9,200ft) to Marpha (2,665m / 8,744ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 18.4km / 11.4miles
    Highest Altitude 2,804m / 9,200ft
    Trek Duration 4-5 hrs

    We trek from Kagbeni to Marpha today. It will be an exciting day as you will trek on an easy path, passing through gorgeous scenery. You will cross the Kaligandaki River to reach Marpha. Marpha is a hypnotizingly beautiful village. All the houses at Marpha are painted white, and the narrow Marpha alleys look fascinating. You will find captivating peaks, green forests with pine and oak treescold desert-like land, and the deepest river gorge (Kali Gandaki Gorge)

    Marpha is also famous for its apple farming. The apple pie and alcohol made from local apple, branded as 'Marpha,' is a must-try of this place. You can also hike up to a small turquoise-green lake nearby. The enigmatic village of Marpha, without a doubt, will impress you.

    • Overnight stay at the best possible lodge/hotel
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  15. day 15

    Trek from Marpha (2,665m / 8,744ft) to Larjung (2,544m / 8,346ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 10.6km / 6.6miles
    Highest Altitude 2,665m / 8,744ft
    Trek Duration 3 hrs

    Our trek follows the Kali Gandaki River. The afternoon wind kicks up a lot of dust, so we must walk as early as possible. You will pass through wooden bridges, rocky paths, landslide areas, and several apple farms. 

    As you move ahead, you will pass Khobang village on a narrow trail and trek until you reach Larjung. At Larjung, you can explore the narrow alleys filled with livestock. We will also descend to the river at Larjung to see stunning sunset views of Mount Nilgiri. Then, we conclude our day with a delicious dinner at Larjung.

    • Overnight stay at the best possible lodge/hotel
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  16. day 16

    Trek from Larjung (2,544m / 8,346ft) to Ghasa (2,113m / 6,932ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 16km / 9.9miles
    Highest Altitude 2,544m / 8,346ft
    Trek Duration 4 hrs

    We head to Ghasa, enjoying marvelous views of the mountains throughout the path. From Larjung, we head to Kalapani while witnessing the wonderous Annapurna peak. After a wave-like trail from Lete, we finally reach Ghasa. We halt at Ghasa and enjoy the mysterious Tibetan-style village. From Ghasa, you can get fantastic views of DhaulagiriTukuche, and Dhampus peaks. Today's trek will be relaxing and entertaining, as you can view exotic floras and faunas in the incredible Annapurna region. You will be spending the night at Ghasa Village.

    • Overnight stay at the best possible lodge/hotel
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  17. day 17

    Trek from Ghasa (2,113m / 6,932ft) to Tatopani (1,200m / 3,940ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 17km / 10.5miles
    Highest Altitude 2,113m / 6,932ft
    Trek Duration 6-7 hrs

    A long trekking day awaits. We will be hiking to Tatopani, where you can dip in the natural hot spring. Tatopani precisely translates to 'hot water," and we will relax in the lukewarm water. En route, you will witness Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world. The trails are broad and comfortable to walk. We conclude our day in Tatopani immersed in lukewarm water that will soothe our sore muscles.

    • Overnight stay at Dhaulagiri Lodge (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  18. day 18

    Trek from Tatopani (1,200m / 3,940ft) to Ghorepani (2,860m / 9,385ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Highest Altitude 17km / 10.5miles
    Highest Altitude 2,860m / 9,385ft
    Trek Duration 6-7 hrs

    After enjoying the hot spring bath at Tatopani, we leave Tatopani for Ghorepani. Crossing the east side of the Kali Gandaki River, we ascend to Ghorepani past the Sikha, Chitre, and other Thakali villages. The trail passes through terraced farms and lush forests full of rhododendron, birch, and magnolia. Ghorepani sits at the top of a ridge and is known for providing astounding views of mountains. As a popular tourist village, you can find several restaurants and hotels to cater to your tastes. 

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Snow Land (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  19. day 19

    Early morning hike to Poon Hill viewpoint (3,210m / 10,525ft) then trek to Tadapani (2,630m / 8,630ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 11.50km / 7.1miles
    Highest Altitude 3,210m / 10,525ft
    Trek Duration 4hrs

    Today, you will hike to Poon Hill (3,210m) viewpoint before dawn to catch the stunning views of dawn breaking at the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massif. Poon Hill is one of the most popular photographic spots on this trail and possibly in the whole of Nepal. You will stay at Poon Hill, soaking in the natural beauty before heading back to Ghorepani, where you will enjoy your breakfast, and then head to Tadapani. You will be spending the night at Tadapani.

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Grand View Lodge
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  20. day 20

    Trek from Tadapani (2,630m / 8,630ft) to Chomrong (2,165m / 7,105ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 10km / 6.2miles
    Highest Altitude 2,630m / 8,630ft
    Trek Duration 10km / 6.2miles

    We begin our trek from Tadapani to Chomrong. After a delightful breakfast, we descend to the Kimron River from Ghandruk. From the way, you will get a glimpse of the marvelous Annapurna South and Mount Macchapucchre. Chomrong is a small yet majestically beautiful village situated in the middle of lush hills. It is also the starting point and popular stop for Annapurna Sanctuary and Annapurna Base Camp treks. Chomrong is vibrant with shops, lodges, and restaurants.

    • Overnight stay at Panorama View
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  21. day 21

    Trek from Chomrong (2,165m / 7,105ft ) to Himalaya (2,890m / 9,425ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 12km / 7.4miles
    Highest Altitude 2,890m / 9,425ft
    Trek Duration 6-7 hrs

    We commence this day early to cover a large trek distance. You will be enjoying the views of Chomrong Khola as you trek. Up ahead, you will reach a small village called Sinuwa that lies on top of a hill. The views get even better as you climb higher to Bamboo. From Bamboo, you will be trekking to Dovan. The path passes through rhododendron, bamboo, and oak forests. You will also be crossing several wooden bridges to reach Dovan. We will hike a few more hours from Dovan to reach the Himalaya, where we will halt for the night.

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Himalayan
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  22. day 22

    Trek from Himalaya (2,890m / 9,425ft) to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m / 13,550ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 12.5km / 7.7miles
    Highest Altitude 4,130m / 13,550ft
    Trek Duration 5 hrs

    From Himalaya, trekking through a narrow gorge along the Modi Khola glacier, we head to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). We pass by a fascinating large overhanging rock known as Hinku Cave before we reach Deurali. The forest trail to the base camp is utterly wonderful, due to the existing diverse floras and faunas. As you move ahead, you will come across several Annapurna glaciers. 

    On the way to ABC, you will also stop for some time at Machhapuchhare Base Camp. From here, Macchhapucharre (Fishtail) looks spellbinding. 

    When you reach ABC, you will get dazzling views of HimchuliAnnapurna MassifsMacchapucchreKhansari Kang, and Gangapurna. Encircled by peaks above 6000m, we enjoy the chilly and majestic aura at the base of Annapurna mountain. With snow-capped mountains all around, the views are other-worldly. The prayer flags add a spiritual dimension to the whole trek. We will be spending the night at Annapurna Base Camp.

    • Overnight stay at Paradise Garden Guest House
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  23. day 23

    Trek from Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m / 13,550ft) to Bamboo (2,350m / 7,700ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 14km / 8.6miles
    Highest Altitude 4,130m / 13,550ft
    Trek Duration 6hrs

    We wake up early to enjoy the views of the sun kissing the snow mountains in front of us. Now, it is time to hike out of the Annapurna Sanctuary. We will trek back the same route we used to reach ABC and halt at Bamboo. The views of the mountains slowly diminish as we descend. Bamboo is a small yet enigmatic village. The cuisine here is pretty delicious. We can conclude our day with good food at Bamboo.

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Green View
    • Standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner).
  24. day 24

    Trek from Bamboo (2,350m / 7,700ft) to Jhinu Danda (1,780m / 6,393ft) and nearby natural hot springs

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 8.5km / 5.2miles
    Highest Altitude 2,350m / 7,700ft
    Trek Duration 3-4 hrs.

    We continue our hike on the same trail that took us to the Annapurna Base Camp. Our final stop for today is Jhinu Dada. The track is mostly downhill, which can put stress on your knees. The trail is gorgeous, but the hot spring we visit at the end of our day is even more exciting. Jhinu Dada has a natural hot spring. When you take a dip in the hot spring, it will relax you and make you forget all your physical and mental stress. It is the perfect way to conclude the trek around the Annapurna region. We will spend the night at Jhinu Danda.

    • Overnight stay at Hot Spring Cottage (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  25. day 25

    Trek from Jhinu Danda (1,780m / 6,393ft) to Siwa/Ghandruk Phedi (1,150m / 3,770ft) -drive to Pokhara (820m) via Nayapul (1,050m)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 4km / 2.4miles
    Highest Altitude 1,780m / 6,393ft
    Trek Duration 3-4hrs
    Driving Hours 2-3hrs

    Today is the last day on the trails in the Annapurna circuit. You will trek back from Jhinu Dada to the plain dust road along the Modi Khola. This part of the trek is the most relaxing walk of the entire trek. When we reach Siwa/Ghandruk Phedi, 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 the nightlifeboatingpubs, and barsPokhara offers all the luxury you would want.

    • Overnight stay at Silver Oaks Inn (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch)
  26. day 26

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

    Itinerary Facts
    Driving Hours 205km / 127miles 6-7 hrs

    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 200 km route that first follows the Marsyangdi River and then the Trishuli River. Alternatively, you can fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu at your own cost, as the flight cost is not covered by this package. Your trek package completes in Kathmandu.

    • Overnight stay at Three Star hotel in Kathmandu
    • Included standard meal (Breakfast)
  27. day 27

    Transfer to Kathmandu’s Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA)

    Discovery World Trekking will drop you off at the airport in a private vehicle based on your flight schedule. We hope that you will have enjoyed your trek to the fullest.

    • Included standard meal (Breakfast)

What is included?

  • Full-Day Kathmandu Valley sightseeing with a tour guide, in private transportation, including entrance fees to world heritage sites
  • Three-night accommodations with breakfast at a three-star hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu to Bhulbhule(trek start) by local bus and Siwa/Ghanduk Phedi ( trek endpoint) to Pokhara by private transport
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu on a tourist bus
  • One night accommodation with attached bathroom at Silver Oaks Inn in Pokhara
  • Accommodation: Eight nights room with private attached bathroom at Jagat, Dharapani, Chame, Pisang, Muktinath, Tatopani, Ghorepani, and Jhino Danda. Fourteen nights standard room at Bhulbhule, Manang (2N), Yak Kharka, Thorong Phedi, Kagbeni, Marpha, Larjung, Ghasa, Tadapani, Chomrong, Himalaya, Annapurna Base Camp, and Bamboo. (Generally twin Sharing room). Total: 22 Nights in trek regions
  • All standard meals (23 Lunches, 22 Dinners, and 23 Breakfasts) during the trek
  • Government licensed qualified trek leader (guide), assistant trekking guide for a group of 12 or more. One porter for every two trekkers. Per trekker luggage weight limit is 9 kg.
  • Coverage of guides and porters' meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, and other necessary equipment
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) Fee.
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee
  • Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruits every day
  • All government taxes, local taxes, and official expenses
  • Rescue operation arrangements in case of complicated health conditions (funded by travel insurance).
  • Souvenir - a company T-shirt & cap
  • Discovery World Trekking trek appreciation certificate after trek completion
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at the end of the trek

What is excluded?

  • International flight airfare
  • Nepal entry visa fees at Tribhuwan International Airport. USD 50 for a 30-day stay
  • Excess luggage charges (Limit is 9kg per person)
  • Meals (Lunch, Dinner) in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation, Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara due to early arrival or late departure, and early return from the trek
  • Personal expenses (shopping, snacks, boil bottled water, hot (tea/coffee) 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
  • Additional costs (due to delays) caused by circumstances beyond our control, such as landslides, bad weather, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, changes in government policies, strikes, etc.
  • All the costs and expenses not listed in "What is included?" will be counted as excludes

Route Map

Route Map

Equipment Checklist

We recommend you to carry basic clothing and accessories for the trek. Although we understand that you will have your own preference, here is a list to help you with packing. We will assign porters to carry your luggage, but your luggage weight limit is 9 kg. For every two trekkers, we assign a porter, but our porters will not carry more than 18 kg of combined weight. Please remember that you can also buy equipment in Kathmandu.

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 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 passport photocopies
  • Notebook and pen
  • Binoculars

Trip Information

The beginning of Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Base Camp Trek

We will welcome you at the Tribhuvan International Airport when you arrive in Kathmandu. On the second day, we will take you for a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley, where you will visit important places, including several World Heritage Sites. In the evening, we will conduct a trek briefing that includes a guide introduction, equipment check, and providing information about the trek. This package includes three-star hotel stays along with breakfast in Kathmandu. On the third day, we drive to Bhulbhule via Besisahar on a local bus for the trek start.

This package includes local transportation from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule. You can book a private jeep at an extra cost.

Don't Worry. We'll Pick You Up!

Discovery World Trekking provides free airport arrival and departure transfer for clients who have booked Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Base Camp trek with us. When you arrive at Kathmandu airport, you will find our company representative holding a pamphlet with your name and our company name on it. After welcoming you, our company representative will present you with a garland and then take you to your hotel in a private vehicle.

Accommodation during the trek

A combined 27 Days Annapurna Circuit & Annapurna Base Camp trek includes 22 nights lodge to lodge stay at trek regions, three nights stay in Kathmandu (three-star hotel), and a night in Pokhara. We choose the best available lodges/hotels in trek regions for accommodations. 

We provide eight nights room stays with a private attached bathroom at Jagat, Dharapani, Chame, Pisang, Muktinath, Tatopani, Ghorepani, and Jhino Danda. You will spend fourteen nights in standard rooms at Bhulbhule, Manang, Yak Kharka, Thorong Phedi, Kagbeni, Marpha, Larjung, Ghasa, Tadapani, Chomrong, Himalaya, Annapurna Base Camp, and Bambo.

You can enjoy hot showers and Wi-Fi at lodges/hotels in trek regions for an extra cost.

The meals

Since you will be trekking in high elevations, you will require enough nutrient-rich food. We will provide you with enough tasty and nutritious food, but as you elevate food choices get limited, and the food gets more expensive. This package includes breakfasts at hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara. 

We will provide you with 23 breakfasts, 23 lunches, and 22 dinners in trek regions.

Breakfast - Pancakes, Eggs, French toast with Jam, Butter, Cheese, Oatmeal, Corn Flakes, Muesli Breads, Fruits, Vegetables, Honey Tibetan bread or Chapati, Local Tsampa porridge, Hot drinks (varieties of teas and coffees, hot chocolates, etc.)

Lunch - Dhal, Bhat, & Tarkari, Vegetables, Macaroni dishes, Tenduk, Spaghetti Noodles, Vegetable Curry, Various Soups, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Tibetan Bread, Spaghetti Noodles, Thukpa, Pasta, Salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Potatoes, Sandwiches, Momo (dumplings), Macaroni dishes, Tenduk, Snacks (Papad, Prawn), Desserts (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), etc

Dinner - Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari, Tibetan Bread, Macaroni, Tenduk Spaghetti, Steaks, Sandwiches, Pasta, Vegetable curry, Noodles, Thukpa, Potato items, Vegetable and Salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Various Soups, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Pasta, Vegetable curry, Momo (dumplings), Snacks (Papad, Prawn), Korean Ramen, Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), Hard Drinks Steaks, etc

The menu consists of food items that are traditional, Asian, and western cuisine almost everywhere, but as you go up, the menu gets shorter. 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 benefits.

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. Experts suggest you avoid alcohol, caffeinated drinks, hot chocolate, dairy, and cheesy items during high elevation treks.

Note:- This package does not include lunch and dinner in Pokhara.

This package does not include alcoholic, hot (tea/coffee), and cold drinks in tea houses/ lodges or cafes, except for standard meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner with seasonal fruits).

Best Time for 27 Days Annapurna Circuit with Annapurna Base Camp trek

Although trekking is possible throughout the year, each season has its own attractions. The temperatures largely depend on the season and altitude - the higher the altitude, the lower the temperature. Here are the temperature conditions at high trek elevations.

March-May (Spring Season )

The trekking season begins in March. By April, the trek route throughout the Himalayas will be adorned with blossoms of red, white, and pink rhododendron flowers at elevations up to 3,000m. The temperatures start rising from mid-March until mid-May. The weather is cool at this time. The skies are clear, and you can enjoy the clearest views of the mountains. This is one of the perfect times to trek to the Annapurna region.

 

June-August (Summer Season)

Summer coincides with the monsoon in Nepal, bringing in heavy rain. Monsoon generally begins around the end of June and continues till the second week of August. The temperatures during the days usually range from 10°C to 23°C, and it gets relatively colder at night (5°C to 10°C). Mornings are often clear, but clouds build up during the afternoon and disappear again at night. The rain makes the trails wet and slippery, but various plants bloom, the valleys look fresh, and the waterfalls look stunning. 

 

September-November (Autumn Season)

This is a famous trekking season due to the favorable weather and perfect trail condition. The sun shines brightly, the skies are clear, you get a superb view of the mountains, and the temperature is just right for the trek. You can enjoy spectacular starry skies at night. The monsoon 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, but the nights are cooler, with temperatures going down to 5°C. 

The greens that grew during the monsoon fade to golden/amber, providing a spectacular contrast against the crystal blue skies. Grains start ripening in the fields. The environment is clean, and the lowlands are lush. The biggest festivals of Nepal, Dashain, and Tihar, also fall during this season. November is also a popular trek with the crispy and sparkling sky. The daytime temperatures are usually stable and range from mild to cool conditions. 

 

December-February (Winter Season)

The coldest time is from December and lasts till early February. After late February, the weather gradually gets warmer as the temperature reach -5°C at high altitudes. Daytimes are pleasantly warm with plenty of sunshine. Despite being cold, the skies are usually clear, and mountain views are at their best. The high altitudes are covered with snow, and the trails are the least busy. It may not be the best season for beginners, but experienced trekkers will have no problem.

The weather in the Himalayas is unpredictable, and the temperatures change quickly.

Acclimatization

Our 27 Days Annapurna circuit & Annapurna Base Camp trekking package provides a rest day in Manang 3,540m for proper acclimatization. Altitude sickness is preventable but can be life-threatening if you ignore the symptoms. 

We start trekking from Bhulbhule at 845m and take four to five days before reaching Manang at 3,540m. This provides plenty of time for our body to cope with high altitude automatically, helping to reduce the chances of altitude sickness. 

Discovery World Trekking leaders and guides have completed extensive first aid training and are well-experienced to handle difficult situations that may arise in trek regions. Our team carries oximeters to monitor blood oxygen levels and detect altitude sickness symptoms early. We guarantee that your health will be in reliable hands. 

There are several ways you can take precautions against altitude sickness. The best way is to trek at your own pace and drink plenty of water - at least 4 liters a day. If altitude sickness is severe, the only cure is to descend immediately. 

If someone catches altitude sickness, your group leader has the authority to decide whether to continue the trek or descend immediately based on the overall condition of the group. 

Trip Grade: Fitness level and Health

Our 27 Days Annapurna circuit & Base Camp trekking is a challenging trek in the Annapurna region. You will be hiking for five to six hours, below 3,500m for five days, from Bhulbhule, 845m, to Manang, 3,540m.

From Manang, however, we will be trekking three to four hours a day, taking regular breaks to soak in the stunning scenery, until we cross Thorong La Pass (5,416m), as a trek in higher elevations is physically demanding. After completing Annapurna Circuit, you will join a comparatively easy route to Annapurna Base Camp. 

The whole trek is a remote mountain journey. The routes involve long climbs, steep descents, and straightforward paths. Past hiking experience would be an added advantage, but no technical experience or skills are necessary. Trekkers who can hike 5 to 6 hours a day at a reasonable pace with a light day pack can complete this trek. 

Some days require longer waking hours, so you must be reasonably fit and prepared for long days. Exercising and jogging regularly for a couple of weeks before the trip is a good idea as it enhances your stamina.  

To join this trek, you need to be healthy with normal physical fitness and have a positive attitude, self-confidence, and strong determination.
 
Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform us before booking the trek.

Trekking group/single

We organize the group as well as private treks. You are eligible for a group discount if you have your own group. The bigger your group size, the more discount, you will get. However, you will not get any discount for groups' Discovery World Trekking forms. We can lead and handle any group size. Each group will have a guide, a porter for every two trekkers, and an assistant guide for a group of 12 or more.

A typical trek day

Every day will bring you a unique trekking experience, climbing, enjoying the scenery, taking photos, and exploring the local villages. During the trek, our experienced, friendly, and qualified Sherpa (guide) will share information and historical facts about the places you visit.

The porters will carry your luggage, but the luggage weight limit per trekker is capped at 9 kg. However, we expect you to bring a small backpack with your valuables and other necessary items.

The day starts with an early morning hot cup of tea/coffee. After breakfast, we set off on the day's walk from around 7 to 8 AM, depending on the duration and nature of the day's walk. After trekking for three to four hours, around midday, on the route to the next destination, we will serve you lunch. You will rest for an hour before restarting the trek.

The afternoon trek will generally be shorter - about two to three hours. Once you reach our overnight lodge/tea house/tent, you can snack on the extra dietary food and explore nearby places.

You will have dinner around 6 to 7 PM. Before going to bed, you can spend some quality time in friendly conversations discussing the experiences of that day. After dinner, your expedition leader/guide will brief you about the next day’s plan. After this briefing, you are free to enjoy onboard games like monopoly and cards or watch mountaineering documentaries if available. Most foreigners indulge in learning light and fun Nepali words from our crew or read books before heading off to bed for a well-deserved sleep.

Communication during the trek

On the Annapurna Circuit & Annapurna Base camp Trek, you can use internet service at the lodges by paying a small service fee. You can contact your family and friends via these lodges. At high altitudes, we use mobile/cell phones to communicate. Our office communicates with all trek teams at least once a day via the trek lead to ensure that the trek is progressing smoothly. You can contact our head office for any help while trekking. If you want, you can buy a local sim in Kathmandu, but based on the network you use, the signals may not be strong enough in high altitudes.

You can use Wi-Fi available at the hotels/lodges you will be staying at, but it will come at an extra cost.

Extra personal expenses

This package covers major expenses, but it does not cover all expenses. We do not cover lunches and dinners cost at Kathmandu and Pokhara. So, all our valuable clients will have to bring personal spending money to cover various costs, such as visa fees, travel insurance policy purchases, snacks, souvenirs, alcoholic, hot (tea/coffee) and cold drinks, tips to the trekking crew, etc. We recommend bringing cash (dollars) that you can exchange for Rupees. Please note that trek regions only accept Nepalese currency.

Electricity and water during the trek

Throughout the lodges at Annapurna Circuit trek with Annapurna base camp, electricity for the camera and mobile battery recharge is available at an extra cost. 

You can either buy packed mineral water from local lodges and en-route shops. However, certain trek regions may not allow plastic bottles. So, we advise you to carry a water bottle and fill it with boiled/filtered water. We suggest you to use water purification pills before drinking water. If you need, we can provide you with water purification pills.

We advise you not to drink water from rivers, taps, and wells in trekking regions as the water might not be potable.

Travel insurance

This trip grade is challenging as it entails the risk of potential high altitude sickness and other unforeseen events such as landslides, bad weather, etc. So, adequate travel insurance is compulsory.

All the member's Trekkers must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate to Discovery World Trekking before starting the trek.The policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation, including helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses up to the highest trek altitude.

We can recommend insurance companies to help you, but we don't sell insurance policies. 

In emergencies, we will use your insurance policy and the informational documents you sent us to arrange a quick and effective rescue operation and transfer you to a medical treatment center. 

Before buying travel insurance, call your insurer and recheck if they cover helicopter rescue and evacuation up to 6000m. Don't just believe what insurers say on their websites.

Passport and visa

All foreigners except Indians need a visa to enter Nepal. Citizens from most countries can get an on-arrival visa at Tribhuvan International Airport or along immigration checkpoints along Nepal borders. 

To apply for a visa, you will need a passport with at least six months of validity, a passport-size photo, and visa application fees. The current rate is USD 50 for a thirty-day stay, payable in cash. Children under 10 get a free visa. We advise allocating one or two days extra for the trek to ensure that you will not miss your flight back home in case of trek delays.

Chinese and SAARC (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka) nationals get free visas. 

Citizens from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan, may not get an arrival visa. So if you are from these countries, you need to contact your nearest Nepali embassy. 

Nepal government can change visa rules without notice, so please visit https://www.immigration.gov.np/  for the latest information.

Money exchange

Nepali Rupee (NPR/Rs) is the local currency.

(1 USD = ~ Rs.125 NPR).

You can exchange most foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all over Thamel. Some hotels also exchange small amounts of foreign currency. 

Legal money exchanges display ongoing rates visibly to the public. If you have Indian Rupees, please note that only Indian Rupee notes of 100 and 2,000 are legal in Nepal.

Despite the security advantage of travelers' cheques, we recommend cash exchange to avoid hassles like lengthy bank processes and high bank commission rates. 

You can also withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from one of the many ATMs in Kathmandu and Thamel itself. Several of these ATMs are open around the clock. The maximum withdrawal amount is 35,000 Rupees for a 500 Rupees processing fee using a foreign card.

If you use the money exchange facilities at banks and financial institutions, they charge a service fee of 4% or more, depending upon the bank.

Trek regions do not have money exchange services, so you should exchange money in Kathmandu depending on personal expense estimations. Moreover, trek regions only accept Nepali currency.

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

How much luggage can I bring to the trek?

The luggage weight limit is 9 kg per trekker. We assign one porter for every two trekkers, but our porters will not carry more than 18 kg of weight. We do not overload our porters. Moreover, we also expect you to carry a small backpack for your valuables and important documents. We advise you to carry only the essentials, and you can store your extra luggage at the Discovery World Trekking store for free during your trek duration.

During the trek briefing, we will recheck everything (luggage, equipment, etc.) before starting the trek.

Annapurna Circuit trek with Annapurna Base Camp Trek Safety

Discovery World Trekking guarantees client safety, security, and satisfaction. As safety is the utmost concern, we carry standard gear, equipment, and first aid kits to face any situation. Our leaders and guides have completed extensive first aid training. For group safety, we will trek together.

If a trekker falls sick due to the altitude, the trek leader has the authority to decide whether to continue the trek or descend immediately based on the overall situation.

In emergencies, we will deploy rescue helicopters to bring you back to safety (funded by insurance). 

Responsible Travel

We strongly believe that our environment needs proper attention to the adverse effects tourism might bring. Therefore, Discovery World Trekking works with the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organizes eco-friendly trips. We try our best to balance the expectations of the tourists as well as the locals in the trek regions. If we do not preserve trek regions today, in the future, there will be no visitors trekking to these regions, and it will prove to be a financial disaster for the trek regions.

Discovery World Trekking Crew

During your trek, our trained, licensed, and well-experienced guides (Sherpa) will accompany you to make your journey more comfortable and memorable. We assign one porter for every two trekkers. However, our porters will not carry more than 18 kg of luggage. So, per trekker luggage weight limit is 9 kg. If you need, we can arrange a porter for you.

Our crew members are locals from remote high Himalayas, so due to their physical endurance, they can live easily and comfortably at high altitudes without being affected.

All our staff members are precious to us. We pay them well and also 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 ensure that our staff members are happy as we believe that only happy people can make others happy. Our guides have:

  • completed intensive wilderness first aid training
  • Fluency in speaking English and other major languages
  • Government-authorized Trekking Guide Training Certificate
  • Conservation and biodiversity training 
  • Rock climbing experience

Tipping

Nepali society accepts tipping. Most importantly, tipping is at the traveler’s discretion. It does not form the part of guide, crew, or porter wages. We advise you to tip based on the quality of service, trek length, and cost. Tipping is best done as a group and at the end of the trip. 

Booking and payment process

Discovery world trekking is a government-authorized, licensed, and bonded trekking and touring operator in Nepal, in operation for over a decade. We are members of the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN) and the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). 

Therefore, you can book Discovery World Trekking trips with confidence. To confirm your booking, we need 10% of the trip cost as an advance. You can pay this amount through bank transfer, western union, or online from our site. You can pay the remaining trip cost after arriving in Kathmandu. Again, you can pay the remaining amount in cash, through bank transfer, or using credit cards. 

We will also email you the trip cost details along with the modes of payment available.

Please send us your necessary documents like passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, and arrival and departure flight details within a week of booking the trek. 

Last-minute booking

It is best to book treks in advance. However, if you are unable to book your trek in advance, Discovery World Trekking provides a special provision for last-minute bookings. In the case of a last-minute booking, you must meet 100% of the trip cost 24 hours before the trip departure date. 

We do our best to operate a trek at any time. However, in case of a last-minute booking, you cannot hold us responsible for delays due to changes beyond our control, such as bad weather, unavailability of lodging, etc. For more information, contact us at 977- 9840055491 (Paul Gurung) or email us at [email protected].

Trip extensions

After completing the trek, if you may want to stay a couple of days extra in Nepal, we can organize fun activities for you. You can choose to explore places in and around Kathmandu Valley, go on a Chitwan jungle safari, paragliding, rafting, canoeing, or even another trek.

Feedback

After completing the trek, Discovery World trekking will organize a farewell dinner in Kathmandu. After the dinner, we will present you with a trek completion certificate. It is also a great time to provide us with your feedback so that we can better serve our future clients. 

USEFUL INFO

Please Note: The Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Base Camp Trek includes fixed departure dates from Kathmandu, but we can accommodate your specific schedule. Please review your designated departure dates, and if they do not suit you, let us know how we can arrange this trek at your convenience. 

The itinerary listed above is a general guideline. In rare cases, it might be necessary to modify the itinerary due to circumstances beyond our control, such as unstable weather, inaccessibility, unavailability of lodging and campsites, unforeseen governmental decrees, etc. Although it is unlikely that changes will occur that would significantly alter the original itinerary, you cannot hold us accountable for delays or circumstances arising from such delays.

In the event of an itinerary adjustment or need to redirect to other trails and areas, your guide will ultimately decide on the best rerouting after consulting with the group members and keeping in mind the interests of the trek group as a whole. 

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1 Pax US$ 1790
2 Paxes US$ 1350
3 Paxes US$ 1325
4 - 6 Paxes US$ 1270
7 - 12 Paxes US$ 1230
13 - 18 Paxes US$ 1200
19 - 24 Paxes US$ 1175
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Emma
5 - Excellent
11/02/2018

In early November my wife and I spent 16 days trekking in the Annapurna region of Nepal. We chose Discovery World Trekking after researching online and found the owner Paul to be very responsive to our initial inquiries. Paul was very quick and professional to provide us with information and also accommodated us with a last minute request to change our itinerary without a problem.Our guide Karan and porter Kul were really fun and informative travel companions. They managed all of the formalities during the trek; accommodation, meals, check points etc. leaving us essentially free to enjoy ourselves and our surroundings. Karan and Kul were always looking out for our safety and enjoyment and were truly a pleasure to be around. For those thinking of winging it on your own it is worth considering having a guide and porter who posses the local knowledge and route finding familiarity that can reduce the stress of a trip like this. In summary we were very happy with owner Paul's Discovery World Trekking Company and will not hesitate to use them for our next trek in Nepal.

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Emma
5 - Excellent
11/02/2018

In early November my wife and I spent 16 days trekking in the Annapurna region of Nepal. We chose Discovery World Trekking after researching online and found the owner Paul to be very responsive to our initial inquiries. Paul was very quick and professional to provide us with information and also accommodated us with a last minute request to change our itinerary without a problem.Our guide Karan and porter Kul were really fun and informative travel companions. They managed all of the formalities during the trek; accommodation, meals, check points etc. leaving us essentially free to enjoy ourselves and our surroundings. Karan and Kul were always looking out for our safety and enjoyment and were truly a pleasure to be around. For those thinking of winging it on your own it is worth considering having a guide and porter who posses the local knowledge and route finding familiarity that can reduce the stress of a trip like this. In summary we were very happy with owner Paul's Discovery World Trekking Company and will not hesitate to use them for our next trek in Nepal.

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Emma
5 - Excellent
11/02/2018

In early November my wife and I spent 16 days trekking in the Annapurna region of Nepal. We chose Discovery World Trekking after researching online and found the owner Paul to be very responsive to our initial inquiries. Paul was very quick and professional to provide us with information and also accommodated us with a last minute request to change our itinerary without a problem.Our guide Karan and porter Kul were really fun and informative travel companions. They managed all of the formalities during the trek; accommodation, meals, check points etc. leaving us essentially free to enjoy ourselves and our surroundings. Karan and Kul were always looking out for our safety and enjoyment and were truly a pleasure to be around. For those thinking of winging it on your own it is worth considering having a guide and porter who posses the local knowledge and route finding familiarity that can reduce the stress of a trip like this. In summary we were very happy with owner Paul's Discovery World Trekking Company and will not hesitate to use them for our next trek in Nepal.

FAQ’s

How long is this Trek?

You can complete Annapurna Circuit with Annapurna Base Camp trek in 27 days. 

Is this trek difficult?

This is a moderate trek that does not involve technical climbing.

What about the insurance of guides and porters?

All Discovery World Trekking staff members have insurance coverage, and in addition to salary, we also cover their meals, lodging, transportation, and necessary equipment costs during the trek.

Is there any luggage limit for porter?

Discovery World Trekking will provide one porter for two trekkers to carry combined 18 kgs of luggage (maximum 9 kg for each trekker). 

What documents do I need for this Trek?

You need to submit the following documents via email after the advance payment.

  • A copy of your passport
  • Passport size photos
  • Flight details
  • Copy of travel insurance (Must cover heli rescue and medical evacuation).

What is the booking and payment method for this Trek?

We require a 10% advance for confirming the booking, which you can pay by bank transfer, western union, or online through our site. You can pay the rest of the trip cost in cash, by bank transfer, western union, or using a credit card. We will email you payment details- including modes of payment available. 

Is there a cancellation or refund policy?

Discovery World Trekking has cancellation and refund policies. Please visit our terms and conditions page for more information.

I usually get altitude sickness. Is there a way to avoid it?

Discovery World Trekking has well-trained team members to deal with altitude sickness. Our team members carry oximeters to monitor the oxygen level at high altitudes to detect early symptoms. In emergencies, we deploy rescue helicopters, but your insurance must cover the costs. However, you can reduce the chances of altitude sickness by:

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

What is the lodging like in this Trek?

Discovery World Trekking manages lodge to 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 sleeping bag as there are no heating systems inside the rooms. Some places may offer hot running water for a shower for an additional fee.

Is the drinking water safe on the trails in Annapurna region ?

Bottled water is easily available at a low cost. You need to drink mineral water or boiled or filtered water in those areas. It is better to use water purification drops and tablets which you can either bring from your own country or buy in Kathmandu or Pokhara. Discovery World Trekking also provides water purifier pills.

We advise you not to drink river, tap, and well water at trekking regions as they may not be drinkable. 

Do I need to bring my own medicines for this 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 provide you with medical kits to avoid altitude sickness and other probable sicknesses.

I am a vegetarian. Will I get enough meals during the trek?

Discovery World Trekking does not recommend non-veg items at trekking regions because the meat in such places may not be hygienic. We also strongly advise you to avoid dairy and cheese items along with alcohol. So, our packages are suitable for all - vegans, vegetarians, and non-vegetarians.

Is there an airport pick-up service by the company?

You will see a Discovery World Trekking representative welcoming you outside the Tribhuvan International Airport arrival lounge holding a pamphlet with your name on it. S/he will take you to your selected hotel in a private vehicle.

Can I hire the gear in Nepal?

Discovery World Trekking can introduce you to dozens of shops where you can hire gear.

Is Wi-Fi available during the trek?

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

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