Max Altitude:5416 m
Activity:Trekking and Hiking
Route :Thorang La Pass, Jomsom
Group Size :2-16
Tour Customize :On Request
Trip Grade :Difficult
Best Season:Mar- May/ Sept- Nov
- Enjoy sublime views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Nilgiri ranges.
- Experience the Tibetan and Gurung culture on the trek.
- Visit the Muktinath Temple and Kali Gandaki Gorge.
- Head to famous stops along the trail like Manang, Jomsom, and Ghorepani.
Classic Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the challenging ones among the various routes and treks in Nepal. The diversity in culture and landscapes along with the alluring Annapurna Mountains are the major attractions on the trek. On this trek, you get to visit famous landmarks like Tatopani, Poonhill, Thorung La Pass (5416m), Manang, and Muktinath Temple. Moreover, the Tibetan and Gurung culture offer refreshing breaks on the trip.
Classic Annapurna Circuit Trek takes 21 days to complete from the day you start at Kathmandu. From here, you drive to Besisahar via Prithvi Highway. Then, you officially start your trek and pass villages like Chamje and Dharapani to reach Manang. Along with the views of the Annapurna range, you trek west and follow the Kone River. Finally, you cross the Thorung La Pass (5416m) and descend to the Muktinath Temple.
As you follow the Kali Gandaki River, you trek past Jomsom and Marpha. Then, you explore the deepest gorge in the world- the Kali Gandaki Gorge and head east. As the trek nears its end, you head to Ghorepani Village. Lastly, a hike to the top of the Poonhill vantage point to relish the views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Nilgiri ranges along with Mt. Machhapuchhre (6997m). Then, you return to Pokhara and conclude the trek.
The best time to do the Classic Annapurna Circuit Trek is during the spring and autumn seasons. Thus, these seasons offer excellent views and trekking environments. The trek is a difficult one so, you need to have good physical fitness and ample preparations.
At Himalayan Adventure Treks, you get the best services at affordable prices. From lodging to transportation, we can arrange it according to your needs. Likewise, we also provide friendly and experienced staff to make your trip more exciting.
- Detail Itinerary
- Trip Dates
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport.
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (823m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 03: Trek from Beshisahar to Bahundanda (1305m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 04: Trek from Bahundanda to Chamje (1410m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 05: Trek from Chamje to Dharapani (1960m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 06: Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2675m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 07: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3100m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 08: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3440m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 09: Rest day at Manang and walk up to Gangapurna Glacier lake. (B/L/D)
Day 10: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4350m) 3-4 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 11: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4420m) or High Camp (4926m) 3-5 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 12: Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3850m) via Thorong La (5416m) 7-8 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 13: Trek from Muktinath to Marpha (2667m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 14: Trek from Marpha to Ghasa (2013m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 15: Trek from Ghasa to Tatopani (1189m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 16: Rest day in Tatopani enjoying the Natural hot spring. (B/L/D)
Day 17: Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani (2853m) 7-8 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 18: Trek from Ghorepani to Tikhedhunga (1570m) via Poonhill (3210m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 19: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Pokhara via Nayapul (1100m) 4-5 hours. (B/L)
Day 20: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu 6-7 hours. (B/D)
Day 21: Departure to Airport. (B)
- Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport.
- Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (823m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 3: Trek from Beshisahar to Bahundanda (1305m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 04: Trek from Bahundanda to Chamje (1410m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 05: Trek from Chamje to Dharapani (1960m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 06: Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2675m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 07: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3100m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 08: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3440m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 09: Rest day at Manang and walk up to Gangapurna Glacier lake. (B/L/D)
- Day 10: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4350m) 3-4 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 11: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4420m) or High Camp (4926m) 3-5 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 12: Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3850m) via Thorong La (5416m) 7-8 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 13: Trek from Muktinath to Marpha (2667m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 14: Trek from Marpha to Ghasa (2013m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 15: Trek from Ghasa to Tatopani (1189m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 16: Rest day at Tatopani to enjoy the Natural hot spring. (B/L/D)
- Day 17: Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani (2853m) 7-8 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 18: Trek from Ghorepani to Tikhedhunga (1570m) via Poonhill (3210m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 19: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Pokhara via Nayapul (1100m) 4-5 hours. (B/L)
- Day 20: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu 6-7 hours. (B/D)
- Day 21: Departure to Airport. (B)
Your arrival in Kathmandu will be marked by landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). A company representative of Himalayan Adventure Treks & Tours will receive you and transfer you to your hotel. Evening you can meet the participants and the trek members. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
You drive along the Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway to Dumre and then follow the narrow and paved road by the Marshyangdi River to Beshisahar, the district headquarters of Lamjung district. All the local government offices are situated here. From here, you can see some mountain peaks, natural sceneries surrounding the valley, and the daily activities of local people.
This headquarters is the centre from where the daily usable commodities are supplied to the different villages and numerous towns.
The first part of the trail passes on a flat level along the bank of the Marshyangdi river. You can enjoy the sceneries and the local culture of the Gurung community. After lunch, the trail goes steeply upwards to Bahundanda which takes about 2 hours. From this point, you can see the area surrounded by eye-catching scenarios with snow-capped mountains.
A steep trail descends for early half an hour and then follows a flat path through rice terraces before crossing a stream at the bottom of a small waterfall. It then climbs again and traverses the hillside high above the river before reaching the village of Lali Gaon. Ahead the Marshyangdi valley forms a steep V-shape and you follow the winding mountain path down through Syange (1100m) where there is a beautiful waterfall above and along the river for some distance.
The trail then climbs steeply and the path is cut into the sheer cliff-face some 200-300m above the riverbed. Eventually, you descend to the stone village of Jagat (1330m.) situated on a shelf juts into the precipitous Marshyangdi valley.
The first part of the trail descends to the river and after crossing a suspension bridge, you begin a climb to Sattale (1550m.) on a path so steep that it seems one slip would send you hurtling down into the valley. You continue on an undulating path above the river, and at one point, where a tributary flows in from the opposite bank, the main river becomes covered with huge boulders that hide the water. Climbing the zigzag path to the top of the hill, you see the level, plain of Tal (1700m).
Beyond the small village of Karte (1900m), there is a bit more cliff-walking before the path drops again to the river. You cross a suspension bridge and climb the short distance to the stone Mani marking the entrance to Dharapani (1960m), and your camp for the night.
You climb through forests of pine and oak as you pass through Danaque (2210m.). Soon, there comes a small wooden bridge that will take you on a steeply ascending path up to Timang which lies at the bottom of Lamajung Himal.
The trail goes then on a flat level until you reach Chame, where you will find government offices, shops, and hotels. Chame is the administrative headquarters for the Manang district.
With Lamjung Himal (6893m) sparkling in the morning sun, you set off for Pisang. You continue through a fir and pine forest, climbing to a high, rocky area as the opposite bank becomes an impassable cliff. From this point, the valley becomes extremely steep-sided as you follow the path to Bhratang (2950m).
You now walk through a pine forest and as the forest ends, the valley changes from a V-shape to a gentle U-shape, opening up a wonderful vista before you. You can see the east peak of Annapurna II as well as Pisang Peak (6091m.) to the north-east. Continuing on, you come to a long Mani wall by a bridge and the lower village of Pisang.
Beyond Pisang, the trail climbs a steep ridge that affords good views of the Manang valley and Tilicho peak (7145m). Descending past Manang's airstrip at Humde (3320m), you come to a level area from where the north-east face of Annapurna III rises majestically above you. From the wide plains of the Sabje Khola Valley, Annapurna IV (7525m) also becomes visible.
Just beyond this point, you cross the considerably reduced flow of the Marshyangdi Khola via a wooden bridge to the tiny village of Mungji. After a short steep climb, you reach Manang which is a surprisingly large village for this remote mountain region.
This is an important rest and acclimatization day today before crossing the Thorong La. There are optional day walks such as crossing the river to see the tremendous icefall coming down from the Annapurnas, or climbing high above the village for a full panorama of the Annapurna range and the Manang Valley or you can visit Ganagapurna Glacier Lake to make your rest day a memorable one.
Today after breakfast at Manang we walk through the dense sandy mountains. An incredible place where there are no trees and no greenery plants just high sandy mountains and amazing views. It takes about three to four hours. Now the trail ascends gently all the way to Yak Kharka passing through Gunsang (3960m) village.
Due to the high altitude, it's better to walk slow and take plenty of water and rest. En route, you see panoramic views all day.
Leaving Yak Kharka, you climb gradually to a ridge before descending to the headwaters of the Marshyangdi and crossing via a covered wooden bridge. After a short ascent up the mountain path on the right bank, you follow a narrow trail across an unstable scree slope and then descend to Thorong Phedi.
Today is the most important and challenging day of this trek. Today morning we start our trek to Muktinath. It is always good to start early morning for the crossing of Thorong La (5416m). During the daytime, it's wendy so all trekkers prefer in the early morning. This adventure pass takes about seven to eight hours to reach another camp Muktinath.
The views are dramatic, to say the least, from the snow-covered mountains above to the head of the Kali Gandaki valley below and the brown and purple hills of Mustang which are spread out before you. Eventually, the moraines give way to grassy slopes before a pleasant walk along the Jhong Khola Valley to Muktinath and its shrines and temple.
You now begin the descent down the dramatic Kali Gandaki Gorge, initially through an arid country in the same geographical and climatic zone as Tibet. After passing through Jharkot and Khingar villages with typical Tibetan architecture, you follow the valley floor most of the way to Jomsom. From here there are fine views of the Nilgiri peaks.
You continue walking down to Marpha, a delightful Thakali village, complete with a drainage system beneath the flagstone streets. Its narrow alleys and passageways provide welcome shelter from the strong winds of the Kali Gandaki Gorge.
Your trail descends steeply through forests to Ghasa, the last Thakali village and the southern-most limit of Tibetan Buddhism. The beginning part of the trail is stretched at almost a flat level to Kalopani and then your trail begins descending steeply to Ghasa. The first part of the trek passes through the windy area covered with pine forests, rhododendron forests, and birches.
The surrounding area of Ghasa is a famous destination for bird watching and wild Marijuana. Here you are quite amazed at the panoramic view of Mount Nilgiri North (7061m.), Nilgiri Central (6940m), and Nilgiri South (6839m), Annapurna I (8091m), Dhaulagiri I (8167m), and Tukuche peak (6920m).
The trail descends steeply to Rukse Chhahara (Rukse Waterfalls). The deepest gorge of the world is situated between the two mountains Annapurna I (8091m) and Dhaulagiri I (8167m) which face each other near Rukse Waterfalls.
This is a great place for relaxing the climate-wise as well. As we were many days in the cold climate this is a perfect place to make your body warm after many days. Now, the trail ascends slightly to Tatopani through different human settlements.
After several days of trekking, it is a great idea to take a bath in a natural hot spring and relax. You can enjoy the hot spring at Tatopani as the word Tatopani is termed after the natural hot spring situated at the bank of the Kali Gandaki River.
It is popularly believed that taking a bath in a hot spring helps you to get rid of skin diseases. Along with this, it gives you physical and mental refreshment as well.
Your trail passes on a flat level for some distance. Then the trail begins ascending steeply for at least one hour. The path then goes up through different villages inhabited by the people of different castes and agricultural land.
The majority of the people here serve in the Gorkha and Indian Regiments. While trekking you cross through the Kali Gandaki river with panoramic views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges.
Early morning trip to Poon Hill (3210m) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche Peak (6920m), Nilgiri (6940m), Varaha Shikhar (7847m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna III (7855m), Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) (6993m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna II (7937m), Lamjung Himal (6931m), and other numerous snow-capped mountain peaks. from the Poonhill top.
After breakfast, trek from Ghorepani to Tikhendunga (2650m) through the deep forests of rhododendrons, bamboos, and oaks. En route, you frequently see waterfalls, rocks, wild animals, local birds, Gurung settlements villages on the way, and green scenarios.
Today after breakfast you descend toward Nayapul via Banthanti, en route to Nayapul. We will have the last meal on the mountain on the riverside of Modi Khola place called Birethati. This the last minute's walk for the Annapurna circuit trek. From Nayapul, we catch a taxi and drive to the beautiful city Pokhara. Afternoon you can visit the Pokhara lakeside.
While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli, Dumre, Muglin, and Kurintar where Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach Manakamana Temple. En route, you can enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields, and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to Kathmandu.
An evening we will have a farewell dinner at an authentic Nepalese restaurant with a cultural performance.
A representative from Himalayan Adventure Treks and Tours will take you to the airport, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.
- Pick up from Airport and Transfer to the hotel.
- Two Night 3* hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast.
- One Nights 3* hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast.
- Lunch Dinner and Breakfast during trekking.
- Kathmandu /Besisahar/ Pokhara / Kathmandu by bus.
- Nayapul to Pokhara by Taxi.
- National park permit, Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
- All road transportation.
- All necessary paper works.
- All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
- ‘Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
- An experienced, helpful, and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 clients).
- Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- All government taxes.
- Last Night farewell dinner at an authentic Nepalese restaurant with a cultural performance.
- Nepal Visa fee you may obtain easily at Kathmandu airport.
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
- All meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary).
- Travel and rescue insurance.
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc).
Many people have questions as to what level of physical fitness is required for trekking in Nepal and that is extremely reliant on what activity the visitor is engaging in Nepal With that said, for a standard easy trek to Extreme hard level of trekking. The daily activity (trek) would be 5-6 hours,(depend on the trekking trail) and elevation will generally not exceed 5,600 meters like Everest Base Camp, Throng la passes, Chola passes treks and other passes or Base Camp but some of them are less than 4000m. The trekking day is involving both long steep climbs, and descents with a variety of terrain underfoot from well-trodden paths, to rocks covered with ice or snow, depending on the season. Mostly a day would include a number of climbs or descents of 600 meters more or less, starting after the early morning breakfast, resting at a lunch place in the afternoon, then continuous trekking until arriving at the teahouse.
In preparation for the trekking in Nepal, it is important, to begin with, the basic training requirement at least 2 months before departing for trekking in Nepal. Two to three hours of aerobic exercise like running, walking, swimming, cycling & some gym work per week is the minimum and most will find it beneficial to add some basic strength training to their physical fitness routine required for the hard trekking and for normal and easy trek just have some physical fitness is enough. One of the best ways to prepare is to take practice hikes with a daypack roughly the same weight as what you will be taking during the trek. Your calf should be enough fit and prepare for trekking. Mostly during the trekking calf paining or tired is the main issue. Do this only after a baseline of fitness has been reached. Moving fast is not our goal, will provide a more enjoyable and safe adventure trekking in Nepal for all easy and hard level.
Trekking Seasons in Nepal:
There are main two seasons in which Nepal where the most amount of visitors visit. (September, October & November) being the most popular season which is also called the peak season in Nepal, and spring (March, April & May) coming in close behind which is also called the mini-season in Nepal. The summer months of June, July, and August are the monsoon season and most of the time raining as such the trails are mostly washed out sometimes, and roads can sometimes be impassible due to landslide activates. Nevertheless, you can trek to rain-shadow regions like Upper Dolpo and Upper Mustang during the monsoon seasons. Nepal is a suitable destination for all seasons.
Winter is very dry & extremely cold and all the high passes become inaccessible due to ice and snow conditions. The temperature doesn’t usually fluctuate during the day time temperature is around 20-25 degrees. However, you gain the altitude the temperature decreases. The temperature can drop to around 0 to -25 degrees at night when staying at tented camps in Himalayan regions. Winter trek in higher altitudes is not advised due to the danger of avalanches and also altitude sickness. Although some may enjoy the sight of the snow-covered mountains as you reach your destination. However, the temperature does not change as much in lower mountain regions the nights are slightly colder than days’ time.
Autumn &Spring is the best timing for trekking in Nepal because the weather is generally warm and dry, and flowers are in bloom in the lower elevations of the country on the same time you can see the many festivals during that period.
A typical trekking day begins with the early morning breakfast around 7 am in the hotel. (Depend on the trekking region). It would advise you to pack your trekking gears in a duffle bag and essential supplies in your day pack after having breakfast; we begin the trek and head along the trail at around 8 am. The morning walk is more energetics to be longer as we begin with refreshed bodies and enthusiasm. A good morning’s walk, we make a stop for lunch at around 11-12 pm. The lunch involves group meals enjoying the vicinity around the stop & enjoys the organic & local food in the mountain. After resting for about an hour or two, we resume our trek to reach teahouse or camp by 2-3 pm. The afternoon walk is relatively shorter and can involve games and side trips as organized by the trekking experienced guides. You also can enjoy breaks during the trek to relax, read, and stroll around the area or doing yoga. You can explore with the local people and observe their lifestyle & culture. Dinner is served around 7-8 in the evening to round off the day.
Meals and Accommodations:
During the trekking period, the accommodation is commonly referred to as teahouses. These are family-run basic lodges that fill the role of the restaurant, Dining hall, and boarding house for tourists. Now a day’s electricity can be found in the rooms, which mean one light bulb, and one or two outlets for charging electronics. The common areas are also lit by electricity. Alternatively, teahouses may also use solar, hydroelectric, or have electrical lines running into the village, so the commonality and availability of electricity may vary. Still, a few of the trekking route electricity service is not available. Use the local traditional kerosene light.
Most of the teahouses have private rooms, though if the trek is in a more remote or high altitude place there are limited teahouses so season time dormitories are the norm. Most of the room has 2 single beds with basic bedding, and the bathroom is shared. Some of the places we can get the private bathroom also with a mix of western and squat style toilets in the bathrooms.
Breakfast and dinner are taken at the same teahouses and these lodges have large family style dining rooms centered on a stove or coal to provide heat basically in mountain areas. Most of the areas menu will have Nepali style western foods such as Pancake, pizza, Burger, fries, etc. Also on the menu is the traditional Nepali food Dal Bhat meal. This is a lentil soup with rice, vegetable, Pickle, or meat curry. Most menus will also offer a smattering of local cuisine.
Internal Flight Delays:
Nepal is an incredible and beautiful country of mixed of the White Mountains, deep valleys, Landscape, rivers, and green rolling hills. With this incredible diversity of landscapes, road travel can be extremely time consuming and flights within Nepal to reach popular trekking destinations is the easiest way. Not all the trekking destination has flight service so road transportation is the only option. Mountainous terrain also comes with the possibility of in-climate weather. It mentions the incredibly high number of visitors during peak seasons makes internal flight delays a very real possibility. To manage this situation it may be helpful to have a few extras days on either end of your tour. If any cancellations or flight delays do occur (high chances of flight delays from around Kathmandu to Lukla, Everest region, Pokhara to Jomsom, Annapurna region), we also provide services to arrange chopper on the last stage to help you to be on your schedule on the premises of Civil Aviation Rules in Nepal which state that helicopters can fly if the visibility is 1500m. The cost ranges from USD400 to USD650 according to the number of passengers. The payment can be made either to the helicopter company or to us directly and can be made either by cash or using a credit card. It will be very helpful to purchase and review your insurance as some of the alternative measures for travel may be covered by the insurance companies. Flight insurance may cover changing your international flight if it is necessary.
Most expeditions, Adventurous trekking, and tours require that travel insurance and it is purchased prior to arriving in Nepal, but other normal treks and tours may not require. However, travel insurance is definitely an important consideration. There are a number of reasons to consider insurance. Firstly, it may be required, so check to see what is being asked for by the company. Second, Nepal is a landlocked country, and there are only a few direct flights. Travel in and out from country can encounter some disruptions if purchasing insurance, make sure flight delays and cancellations also included. Always choose insurance that, though every safeguard is in place during your Holiday, there are always extenuating circumstances that may result in an accident during trekking & tours. Read carefully printout of insurance policies to ensure that the trekking or any other activity you are engaging in is covered or not, as some policies have stopped covering trekking in certain places. If you are going above 5000 m or high always mention the policies so it’s cover the chopper service in the last condition. It is very important that if you have the comfort of good insurance, so do the research and choose carefully which makes your trip relaxing and joyful.
Nepal Visa Entry Procedure:
There is only one International airport which is the Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal. Immigration Office, TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under the Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing Visa on Arrival.
‘On Arrival’ visa procedure is very quick and simple. October, November, March, April can expect some queues during peak Tourist season and October is basically the Nepalese got the Main festival Dashain. You can also get Visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad prior to your arrival. The choice is yours.
Visa obtains from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions, and then you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter into Nepal.
Visas obtained on Arrival at the Entry and Exit points are ‘Tourist Visas’. They bear multiple Re entry facility. Tourist Visa ‘On Arrival’ is the only entry visa to Nepal. If you are visiting Nepal for the purposes other than Tourism (sightseeing, tour, travel, mountaineering, trekking, visiting friends and families), you should still get ‘Tourist Visa’ to get into the country. However, you must change the category of visa as per your purpose and length of stay in Nepal from the Department of Immigration by producing required documents.
Please click below for the online Visa form.
The following visa rules apply for tourists:
For 15 days Multiple Entry Visa, the visa fee is the US $30 or equivalent foreign currency.
For 30 days Multiple Entry Visa, the visa fee is the US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency.
For 100 days Multiple Entry Visa, the visa fee is the US $ 100 or equivalent foreign currency.
According to the immigration regulations, a tourist is allowed to stay in Nepal only for 150 days in a year. You can extend the visa up to another 90 days.
US$ 2 or equivalent Nepalese currency per day for extension.
Additional US$ 25 or equivalent Nepalese currency on visa fee, if Multiple Entry facility is required for the extended period
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Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS):
Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is usually seen in un-acclimatized people shortly after ascent to high altitudes. The condition occurs due to the thinning of air as the altitude increases. The condition, if not taken seriously and treated immediately, can be life-threatening and its symptoms can be seen generally above 3200 meters. The symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness are nausea, vomiting, tiredness, shortness of breath, and cerebral pain. The itineraries are designed to properly acclimatize you to the change in high altitude climate and sufficient precautionary measures too are taken to take utmost caution for our valuable guests. Our staff also equipped with cell phones and satellite phones (Option) in the occurrence of any emergency cases. We are greatly driven to keep the safety and security of our clients as our foremost concern.
Water is essential for life, and clean water is imperative while on holiday. When visiting the less developed countries like Nepal it is a concern that all travelers should consider. There are few options when trekking or traveling in Nepal that will mitigate any chances of drinking contaminated water. The first consideration to take into account is that tap water should not be ingested. That even means when brushing your teeth in an urban area. Most will choose to buy bottled water and if doing so make sure the cap has sealed properly. Plastic bottle reuse is a big problem, and with that being said there are other options on the market to assist in making water drinkable. Mountain spring water is drinkable but if you use the purified tablet. The conservation area project also sells this tablet most of the trekking area. A guide will assist you to find out it also.
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu Nepal, our company representatives are stationed to welcome you to the country. We request you to carefully look for your and company name placard being held by our representatives following the events upon landing. Our representatives will be responsible to escort you up to your hotel in Kathmandu. There are many brokers, Taxi drivers, and trouble maker people offering you to carry your luggage and take you to your destination as you exit from the gate. We request you to pay no attention to these people and follow the company representatives and follow their instructions.
How to Book Your Tour:
Before booking any tour or trekking please read all the terms and conditions thoroughly and call or email the company representative with any questions prior to making any payments. Begin by filling out a booking form and pay the non-refundable deposit. Fill out the form completely and if any confusion contacts the company person so as not to disrupt the expediency of the process. The form may be submitted online or by downloading the form and mailing or Whatsapp the form to your company representative.
It is very important to understand all aspects of the chosen trip, from what’s included and excluded, to the level of service, or even what trip may be right for your level of experience and fitness. Take the time to get all the questions answered so that when booking the trip, it is without trepidation.
Equipment List for Classic Annapurna Circuit Trek:
Classic Annapurna Circuit Trek is difficult trekking but however our long-year experience of operating Trekking in Nepal, We learn many things and would like to give some information to pack your equipment list for your Classic Annapurna Circuit Trek and we hope, this information will be helpful you so success your trip.
You will require a duffel bag or a backpack for trekking (65- 75 L) max, and all our trekking stuff is kept in this duffle bag, and our porters will carry this. However, Himalayan Adventure also provides the duffle back if needed.
A day backpack:
You will need a day backpack and you will be carrying it every day by yourself and we recommend you it has to be at least 25L and you can carry important documents like Passport, credit card along with a need to carry a water bottle, snacks bar and clothing layers (hat, gloves, fleece, sunblock, poles, etc…).
Classic Annapurna Circuit Trek is difficult to trek and, It is crucial to have good trekking boots, and it should be waterproof (in case of snow, or rain) Make sure it should be fit on your feet and comfortable during walking. Also, recommend you bring the Crompton during the winter season in Nepal.
You need to have a pair of sports shoes or sandals to use while you are in Camp or tea houses after the trek.
Classic Annapurna Circuit Trek is difficult trekking so sneakers are not suitable for this trek so you can leave your sneakers in Kathmandu hotel until you get back.
You need to have a lightweight sleeping bag that works for the minus 15 degrees for the summer season but during the winter we recommend minus 20 degrees for the Classic Annapurna Circuit Trek. Himalayan Adventure can provide it if you need one but has to be returned after the trek.
You need to have good quality fleece jacket at least 1 synthetic jacket or pullovers are a great alternative to fleece because they are lighter and more compressible and gives you warm enough during the trekking.
Down jacket is compulsory and recommend you to bring the warm enough so can keep you warm during the Classic Annapurna Circuit Trek.
You need to have at least 7 pairs of thick socks during the spring & autumn but winter and monsoon need at list 9 pairs of socks for the Classic Annapurna Circuit Trek.
Lightweight/ warm insulated pants:
You need to have at least 4 pairs of lightweight trekking pants like Lightweight expedition thermal bottoms, Nylon hiking shorts, Softshell and hardshell trekking pants, Water/windproof trousers, and Casual pants so we can use as the weather.
You need to have 3 ice-breaker merino wool to keep you warm from the cold or synthetic shirts and if you are not allergic to wool products, merino wool is the ideal for Classic Annapurna Circuit Trek & Himalayan Adventure also provide the 1 company T-shirt as a souvenir.
You need to have at least three shirts.
You need to have few pairs of underwear and this can be as much as you need as there are no washing facilities every day on Classic Annapurna Circuit Trek so, we highly recommend you to have enough pair of underwear.
You need at least one waterproof jacket for the rain/snow and wind for the Classic Annapurna Circuit Trek and waterproof pants may be on option.
Head and face gear:
Sun Hat or cap during the day time, Woolen Hat for morning & Evening and Polarized sunglasses are compulsory.
You need warm gloves.
Adapter Plug for Charging the Camera and Mobile, Camera belt, Passport belt ( nice to have), Swiss army knife (option), Flashlight, Headlamp, Water bottle, Extra camera battery, Hand sanitizer, Alarm clock, Hiking poles (optional ) and Binoculars (optional).
Razor, razor blades, shaving cream, aftershave toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, sunscreen, toilet paper, small towel, and period pads (for women).
First Aid Medical Kit box (can be purchased in Thamel Kathmandu), Altitude Medicines (Diamox), Tylenol, aspirin, ibuprofen, Anti-diarrheic, Powerful antibiotics, and Nasal Spray or Drops.
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Why book with Us ?
We are a local adventure company that promises you to deliver the best, trek, tours or an adventure you are looking for in Nepal, Tibet & Bhutan. When you choose a company, always choose a local one. Whether it is with your group, family, friends or solo, we offer you the best life time experience.
“Customer satisfactions is our Motto” Our aim is the highest quality in customer service, that’s why we have fully satisfied and repeated customers. We pledge to take you in your destination, in safely and satisfaction, so that our clients will always remember and recommend us in future for their next trip.
We follow a simple free cancellation policy. You can cancel your booked trips at your will, a full refund of your deposits is possible, if you cancel the booking on the first 7 days after you booked. After 7 days a minimum of 10% cancellation charge will be levied.
Booking your adventure trip with a local company always has its perks. When you book with third party travel companies, they impose a high commission for more benefits. Since we are a local company in Nepal, we assure you a best price out there.
We are concerned about our environment, it is deplorable to only do business and not care about our world. Our company focuses on sustainability, recycling of resources and making the visitor aware of environment friendly.
Our Guaranteed Departure dates make sure that you will go on that trip on the exact day. We are aware that you have planned your trip in tight schedules, so we make sure that all our departures are fixed.