Annapurna Circuit Trek

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Visiting the Annapurna Circuit Trek would be an adventurous and a mind refreshing trek as the Annapurna region. Annapurna Region is one of the most geographically and culturally diverse regions in Nepal. Annapurna Circuit Trek was first opened to foreigners in the early 1980s. Trekkers have been praising the 128 miles course that circles Nepal’s paradise high Annapurna extend as the heavenly vessel of trekking since it was first opened to the nonnatives in the mid-1980’s.

Crossing through Manang, the trek starts with views of the Manaslu range, Tibetan (Buddhist) villages, through the Marshyangdi Valley. Heading towards the Thorong La Pass (5,416m-17769ft), you will see a lot of mountains view, including the Annapurna Massif(8,091m-26545ft), Dhaulagiri(8,167m-26794ft), Manaslu(8,163m-26781ft), and Tilicho Peak. The trek continues over the pass to enter Mustang and the Hindu pilgrimage town of Muktinath and past the unique and interesting village of Marpha with its small monastery, narrow cobbled streets, and apple orchards, on to the hot springs at Tatopani and the Viewpoint Of Poon Hill.

From Poon Hill, it is possible to see more than 20 of the highest mountains within the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Annapurna Circuit Trek consists of beautiful mountain hamlets, rhododendron forests, and over the foothills. You can also get an opportunity to enjoy and see the exotic wildlife of the Annapurna region, many pilgrimage sites, and moreover, huts and living places in this area are more comfortable and luxurious. You can also get an opportunity to see innumerable rivers, streams, stunning waterfalls, gurgling hot springs as well as the deepest gorge in the world, The Kali Gandaki Gorge during this trip.

So, reaching Annapurna Circuit Trek starts with jungle and then climbing through the terraced fields carved out of the greenery. Then we head to the pines jungle which is much deep and tall. And then going ahead after certain days the high Himalayas emerges in sneak peeks and tantalizing views.

Taking our trek further, we head to reach a height of (5,416m-17769ft), which is called Throng la, the highest point of the circuit where you can see mountains reflecting the sunrays and the beautiful scenarios of the tallest mountains.


  • Tilicho Lake- The lake is situated at the highest altitude (4,919m-16138ft) in the world.
  • Deepest gorge- Kali Gandaki.
  • Natural Hot Springs.
  • Amazing sunrise/sunset view from Poon Hill and Thorong La Pass(5,416m-17769ft).
  • Muktinath Temple-one of the most important temple for both Hindus and Buddhists.
  • Pokhara- Lake city.
  • Lush forests of Rhododendrons and oaks.
  • Glimpses of Rural Nepalese lifestyle.
  • Traditional Gurung Villages.
  • Diverse Floral and Faunal Species.
  • Get a marvelous opportunity to explore the Annapurna region.
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Namaste and welcome to Nepal. Our Team will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and will transfer you to the hotel.

You can stroll around the streets of Thamel if time permits. Thamel is the key touristic site in Kathmandu.

We will introduce you to the guide who will get you to the Annapurna region under the Annapurna Circuit Trek package. He will assure all the requirements prior to the trek.

We will reach Jagat by road. It will take nearly 10 hours to get there from the capital, Kathmandu. You will get an opportunity to acquaint yourself with countryside Nepal while on this ride.

Here begins our trekking! After breakfast, we proceed toward Dharapani. We will be entering into Manang district and is also known as the desert area of Nepal due to least rainfall. Waterfalls on the way to Dharapani is quite fascinating for trekkers. Crossing Kodo and walking for a few more minutes, we reach in Dharapani.

Trek today will attract you as you will get an astounding view of a couple of minor peaks while on the way to Chame. It (Chame) is the headquarter of the Manang district. Gurungs are the major inhabitants of this place. There are popular for valor and unique culture and traditions.

Before arriving in Chame we have to experience a steep climb for roughly two hours from Danakyu. It will lead us to Tamang village followed by Chame.

Ah! What a pleasant hike! As we proceed toward Pisang, we will start getting closer views of Annapurna II (7,937m-26040ft) at South and Paung Danda at north-east. Despite a few up and down, we will be walking on a flat trail.

Nawal village is the first on the way destination to Manang. Gurung, Magar, and Ghyarung are the major natives of this small settlement, Nawal. As we head further, the site will gradually unfold the majestic view of mountains.

Manang will present the beauty of Annapurna II and IV, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak. Gangapurna and Tilicho glaciers.

Acclimatization is most while on the trek as it will help your body to adjust with increasing elevation. Despite the rest day, we will be going for a short hike. You will be visiting monasteries that will reveal the grip of Tibetan Buddhism in this part of the country. We will also pave the way to Ice Lake.

Hold your breathe and have patience! You will be passing through challenging trail today. The path is not even of a foot at some places and you have to cautiously put your feet. But the best part of mastering this trail is that it will reward you with an astounding view of Tilicho Peak.

We will start our hike early in the morning as this will help us to avoid wind that blows harshly during noon. It will take us nearly four hours to get to Tilicho Lake. We return to Base Camp after spending a couple of minutes and back to base camp.

It is a relatively easy trail as we will be a following ascending trail. We cross Jarsang Khola Valley and arrive at Yak-Kharka leaving Marshyangdi Valley beyond. The view of Annapurna III is truly mesmerizing.

The initial part of the trek is an uphill climb which will bring us to Ledar village. We walk for a few more hours to enter the village of Thorong Phedi which is the last settlement before Thorong La Pass. Major attractions of this place are Mt. Gundang, Mt. Syagang, Thorung Peak, and Mt. Khatungkan.

So, are you ready for the pass, Thorong La Pass? You have to be because uneasiness will lead you nowhere and the only way out is to master the challenge. We will be crossing the pass from Manang to Muktinath—east to west. The spectacular view that you will experience from the pass-the highest point of the trek is something which could not be expressed in words. In short, marvelous.

Muktinath is a religious site of this country. It is a common shrine of both—Hindus and Buddhists. Lord Bishnu (Hindu god) is worshipped here and the priest performs rituals based on Buddhism.

Trek to Jomsom is really a great experience and quite easy. The destination, Jomsom, is popular for an apple orchard and local wine made of apple. You can enjoy the wine today.

It is scenic but thrilling drive as the road is uneven at some places. Despite this, the experience of a ride at this part of the world is worth. We will be in Pokhara by late noon.

Early in the morning, we will catch a tourist bus to get in Kathmandu. By 2 pm you will be in a capital where you can roam around. We will offer you a farewell dinner in the evening.

Trip Cost Includes

  • Airport Pick up and Drops by car/van.
  • 2 Night’s Standard Hotel in Kathmandu twin sharing basis with breakfast(on the arrival day and after the Trekking.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • 1 night standard hotel in Pokhara.
  • Daily Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) and 3 cup tea/coffee per day during the Trekking.
  • Local fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana, and grapes.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits & TIMS card.
  • All accommodations in lodges/Tea Houses During the Treks.
  • First aid kit will be Available.
  • Sleeping bag, Down jacket and Duffie bag. ( Refundable)
  • Trekking T-shirt, Trekking map and Waterdrop.
  • Kathmandu to Jagat transfer by local bus.
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu transfer by deluxe tourist bus.
  • Jomsom to Pokhara transfer by local bus.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide with his Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance.

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • International Airfare/Airport tax.
  • Porter to carry your luggage, if you would like to take a porter it will cost USD 239/porter (Maximum luggage weight 20-25Kg)
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, WiFi , sweets,alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot showers, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
  • Health and travel Insurance.
  • Personal trekking gears.
  • Tips for trekking staffs.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
Travel Insurance

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For everyone who will plan to Trek in Nepal, it is highly recommended that you get travel insurance that covers added expenses that might result due to various health issues, injuries or accidents (together with the ambulance, helicopter rescue, and other treatment costs). Your insurance policy should cover up the entire activities that you are planning to accomplish throughout your stay in Nepal.

In addition to this, the policy should also cover death, misplaced luggage, theft and liability, cancellations, medical treatment (counting hospital charges, cost of the medicine, doctor’s fees) as well as repatriation cost. Also, this trekking trail in Nepal takes you of 5,000 m above the altitude, therefore, you also need to ensure that your insurance policy covers treks that go over 5,000 m.

We suggested that you buy your insurance policy from your home country before joining with us, where it is difficult buying a local travel insurance policy for foreigners in Nepal.

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Meals And Accommodation

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While you’re in Kathmandu, your accommodation is at a standard hotel (Arrival time and departure time). Your accommodation is at best local Lodge and Guest Houses where available. The Mountain local Lodges are clean and have comfortable beds. The Lodges are fairly basic and the room is spare with twin beds. Blankets are generally provided. There is a large dining hall and warmed fitted with a chimney duct, in which a log fire is lighted.

Eating is a big part of the Holiday. Traveling with Northern Trekking Team, you experience the vast array of wonderful Nepalese food, Italian, Thai, Chinese, and several local foods. While on the trek it will be on full board all 3 times meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, with Tea/Coffee) included in the package. Your guide will suggest delicious, hygienic special food during your trips. Generally, choose menu items are Nepalese meals (Dal Bhat), Tibetan fried bread, various types of soups, Momo’s (steamed dumplings), boiled and fried potatoes, kinds of pasta and even pizza. So, overall you have a different choice of foods on the trek. During this trek, you will usually have breakfast and dinner at the same guest house.

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Personal Expenses

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How much money or cash you should be bringing with you depends on how you do the trip and the number of days you want to spend here in Nepal. Much also depends on your spending habits. Generally, you must have to take10 to 15 USD for spending your expenses, such as laundry, telephone calls, snacks, camera, and mobile battery charging. How much you will be spending during your trekking depends on the standard of the package you have purchased.

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Booking And Payment

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You should book the service at least 15 days before the trek departure date. After you confirm your trip with us, you should be transferring us a photocopy of your passport or your personal information. The personal information you have to provide us your first name, middle name, and last name, passport number, date of birth, nationality, and gender. Importantly, you need to pay 20% of the total price in advance for the domestic flight tickets and hotel booking and permit process. You can pay the remaining balance before you start the trek.

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Our Guides And Safety

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Our guides are fully trained and licensed from Nepal Government Tourism Department, certified by TAAN & Nepal Mountaineering Association.

All our Trekking Guides are professional with decades of experience in this field of adventure. They are trained specially for specified and various trips, to cater the flexible requirement of our clients from different nationalities, this will assure you that your trip will be enjoyable and in safe hands of professional experts.

On every trip, will be one Trek leader and an assistance leader on each additional 7 peoples in the group on treks, this arrangement would ensure that even if any of our guide/ assistance guides gets sick or clients may get sick and need to be evacuated or staying behind from the walks, it wills still works smoothly and there would non-impact with our original trek plan.

Every 7 trekkers will have one Sherpa helper for carrying your trekking bags.

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Caring Porter

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Our porter is fully strong, helpful and friendly. Their salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation, and Insurance on each trip with us. As you know that we are very trustworthy and polite, while on trek thus we make sure that our porter is fully prepared for the trip. We are closely working with the International Porter Progress Association for the welfare and benefit for trekking porters.

The maximum load carried by our porter minimum 20 to 25 KG maximum so be sure that your trekking bag is not more than the above figure.

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High Altitude

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This is a high altitude journey and elevation starts from low 1,300 m to 5,416 m high, where symptoms of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) might occur due to dry air, cold wind, and less oxygen. Generally, The Annapurna region trip one needs to be in good physical with sound health to avoid other medical complication on the route the journey, just follow our guide he will advise and suggestion which keeps and makes you feel secure to enjoy this fabulous adventure with us.

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Best Time To Visit Nepal

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Three best seasons for the trek to Annapurna region. Generally, the main trails are having with trekkers in the two regions, we suggest you join in at the right time of the year as far as possible.

High season- Autumn (September-November)
Shoulder-Spring (March-May)
Low season- Moonson (June-August)

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Things To Know Before Trekking

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The main flow of foreign visitors in Nepal is for trekking from moderate to adventurous or challenging treks, the most important is choosing the right trip as per your duration of holiday and fitness, for Annapurna Himalayan trekking adventure one needs to be in sound health and physically fit.

On booking with our preparation of fitness required like walking-jogging-Jumba-aerobic at least fifteen days before your departure from the home country.

Please send us your dietary list and medical history report so that we can arrange well in advance respectively. Book the ticket from home for Kathmandu, Nepal to reach at least two days ahead and earlier from trek departure with much space in Kathmandu after the trek, this allows you with more time in Nepal to enjoy the culture and heritage sites of Nepal.

If you are wondering about how to obtain Nepal visa, then the easiest way to obtain it is at the Tribhuwan International Airport upon your arrival in Nepal or else at the immigration entry point if you are entering through the border of India or Tibet.

Note: There are few countries namely Nigeria, Ghana, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, Somalia, Cameroon, Swaziland, Iraq, Ethiopia, Liberia, Palestine, etc. People from these countries do not get a visa from the immigration entry points of Nepal.)

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Passport & Visa Information

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What do you need to obtain A Nepal visa?
If you are thinking of taking a visa at the airport or immigration entry point, the following are your requirements:

A valid passport (The passport should have a validity of at least six months)
You should fill the application form for visa available at airport or immigration entry points.
Two passport size photos
Visa fees which should be paid in cash.

Entry points to Nepal
Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
Eastern Nepal – Kakarvitta, Jhapa
Central Nepal – Birjung, Parsa
Northern Border – Kodari, Sindhupalchowk
Western – Rupandehi (Belhiya, Bhairahawa)
Mid-western – Banke (Jamuna, Nepalgunj)
Far western – Kailali (Mohana, Dhangadhi) / Kanchanpur (Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar)

Visa Fees
USD 25 or equivalent convertible currency for 15 days.
USD 40 or equivalent convertible currency for 30 days.
USD 100 or equivalent convertible currency for 90 days.
For the tourist of SAARC nationals, free visa up to 30 days.
Visa is not required for Indian nationals. However, if they enter Nepal via air, they will have to show a valid identification certificate (passport/ citizenship certificate). The children under the age of 10 do not need to show an identification certificate.

Visa Extension
If you want to extend the visa for 15 days or less, visa extension charge is USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency
If you want to extend the visa for more than 15 days, USD 2 will be charged per day after 15 days. However, the visa can be extended maximum up to 150 days in a visa year (Visa year refers to the year starting January to December.)

Transit Visa
When a foreigner has to get down at Nepalese airport as a result of his/her transit point or due to any force landing for whatever the reason, the foreigner can obtain a transit visa for a day after paying USD 5 or any other currency equivalent.

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Other General Information

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Entering into Nepal or staying in Nepal without a valid visa is illegal.
A tourist visa can be obtained either through the Nepalese embassy or consulate or other mission offices in your nation or at the immigration entry points in Nepal listed above.
Visa once issued cannot be amended and the visa fees are non-refundable.
You should pay the Nepal visa fees in cash. Credit card or cheque is not acceptable.
Visa charges are not applicable for children under 10 years of age, however, they must obtain a valid visa.
If you are obtaining a new passport or travel document, you are advised to contact the Immigration Department for the document transfer.
Always carry your passport and trekking permit while on trekking.
Some of the areas are restricted for filming. Therefore, be careful not to do the activities that are strictly prohibited.
The culture, tradition, and sentiments of Nepalese people should be respected. Do not perform any activities that would hurt their sentiments.
Do not perform any activities that would lead to moral turpitude.

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