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Annapurna Region Fixed Departure Trekking in Nepal Express Annapurna Circuit Trek

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Price
$800 per person
Duration
15 Days
Destination
Nepal
Travellers
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Max Altitude:
5416 m
Arrival City:
Kathmandu
Departure City:
Kathmandu
Activity:
Trekking and Hiking
Route :
Thorang La Pass, Muktinath
Group Size :
1-16
Tour Customize :
On Request
Trip Grade :
Difficult
Best Season:
Mar- May/Sept- Nov

Highlights

  • Enjoy one of the longest treks in Nepal that spans over 200 kilometers from Lamjung to Myagdi district.
  • Explore the holy site of Muktinath in Mustang.
  • Witness the stunning views of Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, and many more.
  • Relax in the natural hot springs at Tatopani towards the end of the trek.

Zoom your way into exciting terrains with Express Annapurna Circuit Trek! The trek is idle for trekkers in time and budget crunch. Heard about the world-class Annapurna Circuit Trek? Well, this trek allows you to circle the great massif in the shortest duration.

Likewise, watch the fantastic views of Manaslu (8163mm) spear the sky. Moreover, the trek incorporates elements of gorgeous peaks, hills, lakes, rivers, and even fauna. Get your gears on the challenge of Throng La Pass. This trail actively avoids the road parts. Hence, you can travel all the way by just walking.

The Express Annapurna Circuit Trek deals with one of the fastest journeys in the Annapurna region. The trip begins with a 7-hour drive to Besisahar from Kathmandu. Besisahar (760m) then leads to Chame (2670m) after 5 hours of driving. The actual trek starts from Chame to Pisang. The trails are filled with lush hilly forests. The smell of fresh orchids arises from these hills. The scenery transitions to a rather desolate rocky terrain after almost reaching Pisang (3200m). The 5th day consists of trekking up to Manang at 3540m. Manang is a unique semi-desert that barely receives any rain throughout the air. The place, however, remains one of the windiest towns in Nepal.

A short walk up to Gangapurna Glacier Lake freshens up the mind. Manang then opens the way to the highest point of the trip, Throng- la Phedi at 4200m. The Phedi leads to one of the holiest temples for Buddhists and Hindus, Muktinath Temple (3760m). It is also regarded as the temple at a very high altitude. Muktinath leads to Marpha which takes about 6 hours. Ghasa then introduces Tatopani, a destination filled with natural hot springs. Ghorepani follows at 2853m. A Gurung community incorporates the cultural aspect of the trip. Finally, Poon Hill (3180m) gives a panoramic view of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and other smaller peaks like Nilgiri.

Express Annapurna Circuit Trek serves what it says. The rich cultural habitat is accessible all year round. However, November is definitely the best time. Even a group as small as two people can enjoy the trip.

  • Itinerary
  • Detail Itinerary
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  • Trip Dates
  • Review

Outline itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport.

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (760m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)

Day 03: Drive from Besisahar to Chame (2670m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)

Day 04: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3200m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)

Day 05: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3540m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)

Day 06: Rest day at Manang and walk up to Gangapurna Glacier Lake (3540m). (B/L/D)

Day 07: Trek from Manang to Throng La Phedi (4200m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)

Day 08: Throng La Phedi to Muktinath (3760m) 7-8 hours. (B/L/D)

Day 09: Trek from Muktinath to Marpha (2667m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)

Day 10: Trek from Marpha to Ghasa (2013m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)

Day 11: Trek from Ghasa to Tatopani (1189m) 4-5 hours. (B/L/D)

Day 12: Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani (2853m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)

Day 13: Trek from Ghorepani Poon Hill (3210m) to Pokhara  4-5 hours. (B/L)

Day 14: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu 5-6 hours. (B/D)

Day 15: Departure to Airport. (B)

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport.
  • Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (760m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)
  • Day 03: Drive from Besisahar to Chame (2670m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
  • Day 04: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3200m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
  • Day 05: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3540m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
  • Day 06: Rest day at Manang and walk up to Gangapurna Glacier Lake (3540m). (B/L/D)
  • Day 07: Trek from Manang to Throng La Phedi (4200m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
  • Day 08: Throng La Phedi to Muktinath (3760m) 7-8 hours. (B/L/D)
  • Day 09: Trek from Muktinath to Marpha (2667m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
  • Day 10: Trek from Marpha to Ghasa (2013m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
  • Day 11: Trek from Ghasa to Tatopani (1189m) 4-5 hours. (B/L/D)
  • Day 12: Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani (2853m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)
  • Day 13: Trek from Ghorepani Poon Hill (3180m) to Pokhara  4-5 hours. (B/L)
  • Day 14: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu 5-6 hours. (B/D)
  • Day 15: Departure to Airport. (B)
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport.

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.

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (760m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)

Our Experience Guide will arrive at your Hotel in the morning to pick you up. We have 6-7 hours of driving to Besisahar. It is about 185 km from Kathmandu. On arrival at Besisahar, you will witness stunning snow caped mountain scenery and following the Trishuli and Marshyangdi River on the way. Overnight at Besisahar.

Day 03: Drive from Besisahar to Chame (2670m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)

This four-wheel drive will follow Marsyangdhi valley and it passes through many mountain villages and beautiful scenery to the Chame village (2670m). It will go through an off-road through tranquil rhododendron and pine forest passing the small villages of Bagachap and Danque, then to Timang village with its ancient Buddhist culture along with a grand view of Mt. Manaslu 8,163m/26,781ft.

After Timang village another hour walk leads to the village of Koto and then to Chame for the overnight stop, Chame a large major town of Manang area and as well a headquarters.

Day 04: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3200m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)

From here onwards feel the cool and fresh mountain air, morning walk leads through enchanting alpine forests of rhododendron and pine tree lines following the Marshyangdi River upstream with several ups and downs to Bhratang village, after this small village walk follows uphill’s through the woodlands at Dhukure Pokhari with a couple of teahouses overlooking views of Chulu’s and Pisang peak and of Pisang village, after a break here descending to reach the lower Pisang village.

Day 05: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3540m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)

Pisang village with grand scenery of mountains and surrounding landscapes, from here on feeling the altitude gain, morning walk passes through the forest with a short uphill with superb views of Hongde airstrip beneath the staggering Annapurna II and III, Gangapurna Chulu’s and Pisang peak, then walking on the downhill path and towards the flat valley at Hongde village, after this place tree line disappears with barren, arid with a cold and dry climate.

Just before Manang, visit the old Braga monastery which houses old Buddhist relics, ancient wall painting, and frescos, offering stunning views of Annapurna Himalaya, from here an hour walk brings to Manang village, the houses here are built up in traditional Tibetan style and Manang people are known for their rich culture and traditions.

Day 06: Rest day at Manang and walk up to Gangapurna Glacier Lake (3540m). (B/L/D)

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.

Day 07: Trek from Manang to Throng La Phedi (4200m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)

The trail will go through the right side in the beginning until we cross the suspension bridge and the trail goes through the left side of the valley and reaches the Throng-La Phedi (4450m). After reaching the hotel we will walk up to the high camp for acclimatizing our body. We can enjoy a great view from there.

Day 08: Throng La Phedi to Muktinath (3760m) 7-8 hours. (B/L/D)

Trek start early morning 4/5 am depending on the season and cross through Throng-La  Pass (5416m) world largest pass which takes about 7-8 hours to reach the Muktinath. After crossing the pass the trail descends to the Muktinath (3760m), can view Dhaulagiri Massif right straight in the west, and Annapurna I on the east part from the pass. Muktinath temple is also a holy pilgrimage temple for both Hindu and Buddhist.

Day 09: Trek from Muktinath to Marpha (2667m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)

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.

Day 10: Trek from Marpha to Ghasa (2013m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)

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)

Day 11: Trek from Ghasa to Tatopani (1189m) 4-5 hours. (B/L/D)

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. Now, the trail ascends slightly to Tatopani through different human settlements.

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 the hot spring helps you to get rid of skin diseases. Along with this, it gives you physical and mental refreshment as well.

After several days of trekking, it is a great idea to take bath at Hot spring and relax.

Day 12: Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani (2853m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)

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.

Day 13: Trek from Ghorepani Poon Hill (3180m) to Pokhara  4-5 hours. (B/L)

Early morning trip to Poon Hill (3232m) 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 (6993m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna II (7937m), Lamjung Himal (6931m) and other numerous snow-capped mountain peaks.

After breakfast, trek Ghorepani to Pokhara through the deep forests of rhododendrons, bamboos, and oaks. En route, you frequently see waterfalls, rocks, wild animals, local birds, and green scenarios .we will catch the Taxi from Nayapul to Pokhara.

Day 14: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu 5-6 hours. (B/D)

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.

Day 15: Departure to Airport. (B)

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.

         What’s included?

  •  Pick up from Airport and Transfer to the hotel.
  •  Two night 3* hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast.
  • One night 3* hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast.
  • Lunch Dinner and Breakfast during trekking.
  • Nayapul to Pokhara by taxi.
  •  All road transportation.
  •  All necessary paper works.
  • Kathmandu to Besisahar/ Pokhara/ Kathmandu by bus.
  • Besisahar to Chame by sharing Jeep/Bus.
  •  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.

        What’s excluded?

  • Nepal Visa fee you may obtain easily in 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).

 

Entrance fees of Heritage Sites of Nepal:

Nepal is famous for world heritage sites, Tourist attractions places, and monuments areas. Tourism is the second income source of the country. Entrance fees, National park fees, climbing royalties are the backbone of the Nepalese economy. Foreigner tourists visiting heritage sites, attraction places and monuments of the country and have to pay a certain entrance fee to get inside the area. The people of South Asian countries (SAARC) have to pay fewer entrance fees in comparison to tourists from other countries. Many tourists want to see the typical Nepalese art and cultural places, happily paying the entrance fee because it is worth paying to visit.

The 7 heritage sites of Kathmandu valley are amazing. Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and Changunarayan have their own history. They are not only rich in art and architecture but also fountain spiritual places of Hinduism and Buddhism. Most of the constructions made have a tantric background and old history. Not only the Kathmandu valley but other parts of the country are also rich in nature and history. Lumbini (Birth Place of Gautam Buddha) Chitwan National park, Pokhara, Nagarkot, Trekking trails, Peak climbing, Expedition are the main tourist destination in Nepal and main income sources of the country. It is the government that keeps the price of priceless monuments and makes some money from tourists who visit it.

Please find the attached PDF file for the Entrance fees of World heritage and other attraction places in Nepal.

Entrance Fees of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Nepal

 

Physical Fitness:

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.

Trekking Day:

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 genuine 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 beneficial to purchase and review your insurance, the insurance companies may cover some of the alternative measures of travel. Flight insurance may cover changing your international flight if it is necessary.

Travel Insurance:

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.

http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa

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

For more details please visit our FAQ link

https://www.himalayanadventuretreks.com/faq/

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.

Drinking-Water:

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.

Arrival Instruction:

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 Express Annapurna Circuit Trek:

Express Annapurna Circuit Trek is difficult trekking but however our long-year experience of operating Trekking to Nepal, We learn many things and would like to give some information to pack your equipment list for your Express Annapurna Circuit Trek and we hope, this information will be helpful you so success your trip.

Luggage/Duffle bag:

You will require a duffel bag or a backpack for trekking (65- 75 L) max and all our trekking stuff are kept in this duffle bag and this will be carried by our porters. 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…).

Trekking/Hiking boots:

Express Annapurna Circuit Trek is difficult to trek and It is very important 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.

Sport Sandals:

You need to have a pair of sports shoes or sandals to use while you are in camp or tea houses after the trek.

Sneakers:

Express 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.

Sleeping Bag:

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 Express Annapurna Circuit Trek. Himalayan Adventure can provide it if you need one but has to be returned after the trek.

Fleece jacket: 

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 enough warmth during the trekking.

Down jacket:

Down jacket is compulsory and recommend you to bring the warm enough so can keep you warm during the Express Annapurna Circuit Trek.

Socks:

You need to have at least 5 pairs of thick socks during the spring & autumn but winter and monsoon need at list 7 pairs of socks for the Express Annapurna Circuit Trek.

Lightweight/ warm insulated pants:

You need to have at least 3 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.

Short-sleeved shirts:

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 Express Annapurna Circuit Trek & Himalayan Adventure also provide the 1 company T-shirt as a souvenir.

Long-sleeved shirts: 

You need to have at least three shirts.

Underwear:

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 Express Annapurna Circuit Trek so, we highly recommend you to have enough pair of underwear.

Waterproof jacket: 

You need at least one waterproof jacket for the rain/snow and wind for the Express 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.

Hand gear:

You need warm gloves.

Traveling supplies:

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).

Toiletries:

Razor, razor blades, shaving cream, aftershave toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, sunscreen, toilet paper, small towel, and period pads (for women).

Medication:

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.

Filter the fixed Departure Dates

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March 22, 2021 April 5, 2021 8 Pax USD $750 Guaranteed
April 6, 2021 April 20, 2021 8 Pax USD $750 Guaranteed
May 3, 2021 May 17, 2021 8 Pax USD $750 Guaranteed
September 20, 2021 October 4, 2021 8 Pax USD $750 Guaranteed
October 5, 2021 October 19, 2021 8 Pax USD $750 Guaranteed
November 3, 2021 November 17, 2021 8 Pax USD $750 Guaranteed

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