Annapurna Circuit Trek 14 Days

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Annapurna Circuit Trek 14 Days
At a Glance
  • Duration14 Days
  • Difficulty Level Challenging
  • Places to Visit Annapurna Circuit Trek
  • Max Altitude 5,416m/17,769ft.
  • Group Size 2-15
  • Starts Dharapani
  • Ends Jomsom
  • Activity Teahouse Trekking
  • Best Season Spring/Autumn

Annapurna Circuit Trek 14 Days Highlights

  • Scenic Drive from Kathmandu to Dharpani.
  • Traveling over five different constituencies of Nepal namely – Lamjung, Manang, Mustang, Kaski, and Myagdi.
  • Abundant opportunity to witness the rich cultural diversity and to experience the legendary trails that pass through time-honored settlements with exceptional scenic beauty.
  • Getting to Chame, Pisang, Manang and the sight of enormous soaring snow-clad mountains around and the transformation in vegetation is miraculous.
  • The grand view of the Annapurna range, Gangapurna, Lamjung, Tilicho, and Chulu is phenomenal.
  • Going over the daring Thorong La (5416 m/17,769 ft), the highest point in the Annapurna circuit trek is a great accomplishment of a lifetime.
  • Visit to Muktinath Temple on the other side of the pass which is a very sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists is another highlight of the trip.
  • Flying on a small plane from Jomsom airport 2720 m to Pokhara (820 m/2690 ft) through the valley of Kali Gandaki, the world’s deepest gorge is simply phenomenal.

Annapurna Circuit Trek 14 Days Overview

This epic trek takes you to the spiritual land which used to be the world's no. 1 trekking destination during departed years. The Annapurna Circuit Trek 14 Day is by far the most admired and beautiful trekking destination of all. This 14-day classical trek route once served as a fundamental salt trading route between Nepal and Tibet.

Figuratively, this ancient salt trading route has so much variety to deliver to travelers. It certainly offers anyone with varied topographic settings, history, culture, and pictorial luxury.

Moreover, it affords you ample opportunity to understand the culture of the people popularly known as Gurungs. It is very wisely said that “If you are to understand the culture of Nepal, go for the Annapurna circuit trek”. That’s because the range of variety that this trek offers to the people is indeed very unique nowhere to be found.

“It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable”

About Annapurna Circuit:

The Annapurna Circuit trek is an extraordinary journey that encapsulates the true magic of the Himalayas. As you embark on this awe-inspiring adventure, you find yourself surrounded by towering snow-capped peaks, lush green valleys, and charming traditional villages.

The magic of the Annapurna Circuit lies in its ability to transport you to a world where nature reigns supreme, and time seems to stand still. Each step brings you closer to the heart of the majestic Annapurna massif, offering breathtaking views.

The ever-changing landscapes present an exhibition of natural wonders, from dense forests teeming with wildlife to arid high-altitude deserts. Along the way, you encounter the warm hospitality of the local communities, their colorful traditions, and their spiritual connection to the mountains.

As you navigate through the magical valley, cross suspension bridges over roaring rivers, and bask in the serenity of remote monasteries, the Annapurna Circuit leaves an indelible imprint on your soul. It is a pilgrimage of self-discovery, where you witness the raw power and timeless beauty of nature, reminding you of the extraordinary wonders that exist beyond the boundaries of everyday life.

The Beauty of Annapurna Circuit Trek 14 Days:

Annapurna Circuit Trek 14 Days cruises into the divine topography setting with deep gorges, high cliffs, majestic mountains, and ancient farming terraces. Moreover, this trek comprises five different constituencies of Nepal namely – Lamjung, Manang, Mustang, Kaski, and Myagdi.

Unlike EVEREST TREKKING the variety of natural decor and culture that it delivers to travelers makes it one of the most awe-inspiring destinations of all. The everyday shifting transformation in the vegetation and landscape from sub-tropical to desert and to the alpine is intensely fascinating. No wonder Annapurna Circuit Trek was once the No. 1 trekking destination in the world.

The trek starts off with a gradual ascent from 900 m through a tropical lush woodland region into the deep valley of Marshyangdi. There isn’t anyone who wouldn’t enjoy a stopover in the spectacular local settlements that are cozy homes to travelers.

Getting to Manang after walking into the deep exquisite gullies and several suspension bridges is miraculous. It offers you a grandiose view of Annapurna massif which is simply phenomenal.

Going over the world’s highest navigable pass, Thorong La 5416 m / 17,769 feet is indeed very challenging yet very rewarding. Enjoying your last night with your local staff in the windy valley of Jomsom is something very exciting. The morning flight to Pokhara in a small plane through the world’s deepest gorge, Kali Gandaki is unquestionably very thrilling.

This Annapurna Circuit Trek 14 Days is very thrilling and wouldn't disappoint anyone who so chooses to travel.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrive to Kathmandu (1,400 m/4,593 feet)
  • Day 02:Half day city tour / afternoon trek briefing and preparation / welcome dinner
  • Day 03:Drive to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430 feet) RESERVE PRIVATE JEEP
  • Day 04:Trek to Chame (2,710m/8,891 feet)
  • Day 05:Trek to Upper Pisang (3,200m/10,498 feet)
  • Day 06:Trek to Nagwal (3,660 m/12,007 feet)
  • Day 07:Trek to Manang (3,540 m/11,614 feet)
  • Day 08:Trek to Yak Kharka (4,110 m/13,484 feet)
  • Day 09:Trek to Thorong Phedi (4,450 m/14,599 feet) or High Camp (4,600 m/15,092 feet)
  • Day 10:Trek to Muktinath (3,800 m/12,467 feet) via Thorong La pass (5,416 m/1,7764 feet)
  • Day 11:Trek to Jomsom (2,720 m/8,923 feet)
  • Day 12:Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara (820 m/2,690 feet)
  • Day 13:Fly to Kahtmandu
  • Day 14:Departure day - Transfer to international Airport

Annapurna Circuit Trek 14 Days Detailed Itinerary

Arriving at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport is the first step in embarking on a journey through the heart of Nepal. The moment you step off the plane, you're greeted by the unmistakable scent of incense and a sense of excitement in the air. 

The airport itself is a bustling gateway to the city, with travelers from around the world coming to create new adventure stories. 

As you collect your luggage and clear customs, you'll be received by the warm welcome of your Trekking Group Leader or Our Office Representative and transfer you to the hotel. 

The drive from the airport to your hotel takes you through the vibrant streets of Kathmandu, where ancient temples and bustling markets coexist with the modern world. 

The journey is a sensory overload, with the honking of vehicles, the aroma of street food, and the vibrant colors of Nepal's vibrant culture. 

Highlights:

  • Pick up from the international airport.
  • Transfer to the hotel by your Group Leader.
  • Short preliminary briefing.
  • Arriving early gives you an opportunity to explore Kathmandu.
  • Altitude: 1,400 m/4,593 feet
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Distance: 6 km
  • Transport: Airport Pickup

TOUR: Your Trek leader will introduce you to our Professional City Tour Guide. A half-day city tour to Pashupatinath and Boudhanath is a splendid introduction to the cultural and spiritual aspects of Nepal. Pashupatinath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the most sacred Hindu temples in the world, situated on the banks of the Bagmati River.

This serene complex is a hub of spiritual activity, where pilgrims perform rituals and ceremonies.  The stunning pagoda-style architecture and intricate woodcarvings add to the temple's attraction.

Nearby, Boudhanath is a massive stupa and a center of Tibetan Buddhism, with its massive dome and the watchful eyes of the Buddha gazing out over the bustling streets. The stupa is surrounded by monasteries, prayer flags, and shops selling religious artifacts, creating a vibrant atmosphere.

BRIEFING: After the city tour, the afternoon is dedicated to trek briefing and preparation, ensuring that trekkers are well-informed and adequately equipped for the upcoming adventure. This briefing typically covers the trek itinerary, safety guidelines, and important details about the journey. It's also an opportunity to address any questions or concerns.

WELCOME DINNER: The day concludes with a warm and welcoming dinner, where you and your team come together to build camaraderie and share your excitement about the upcoming trek. The dinner is often a blend of traditional Nepali cuisine and international dishes. 

  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast/Welcome Dinner

One of the long drives of the trip: En route, the landscape transforms from fertile terraced fields to rugged hills, with the Marsyangdi River accompanying you along the way. First, we will be driving 173 km/107 miles to Besisahar, the prosperous town of the British Gorkhas where we will have our lunch. We further take a scenic drive through the village of Bahundanda. Shortly we get to the village of Jagat and climb to the village of Chamche and we ascend gradually to the village of Tal, the most beautifully positioned settlement at the banks of the Marshyangdi River. We now enter the district of Manang and another short drive will take us to the beautiful villages to Dharapani.

Highlights:

  • 7/8 hours’ drive to Besisahar. Today we drive early to skip any uncertainty of traffic jam on our slender highway.
  • Fabulous scenery and mountain view at the backdrop as you navigate through these new roads.
  • A lunch stop in one of the highway restaurants with its excellent food choices is very comforting.
  • From Besisahar further drive to the village of Dharpani is another fascination with so much to witness.
  • Despite a long drive, being at Dharapani, a beautiful rustic settlement will definitely add more excitement to your anticipation.
  • Altitude: 1,960m/6,430 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 9/10 Hours Drive
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

From Dharapani we start off with a gradual trial to Bagarchap and eventually get to another settlement of Danagyu. Next, we climb through the amazing woodland trail to the village of Timang for lunch. After lunch once again we start off with a gradual trail and drop all the way to Thanchok and finally reach the pleasing settlement of Chame, the administrative headquarters for Manang district.

Highlights:

  • Delightful walk with stunning views and a series of cultural villages.
  • Lunch at the traditional settlement of Timang is another attraction.
  • Getting to Chame with most of the facility is exciting.
  • The view of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal is unbelievable.
  • Altitude: 2,710m/8,891 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 5/6 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 17 km

Leaving Chame we cross the suspension bridge and walk a gradual trial with apple and peach orchard everywhere that will take us to the village of Talekhu. Now the valley starts opening up and we walk the broader version of the trail to Brathang, legend says that it used to be the settlement for Khampas (the Tibetan warriors). Soon we will walk the forested trail of pine and fir to Dhukure Pokhari (holy pond) for lunch. The next hour and a half of beautiful trail lands us in Pisang.

Highlights:

  • A most enchanting walk through woodland and apple-peach orchard.
  • Despite the long hours walking break at Dhukure Pokhari for lunch is worth it.
  • Being at the basic settlement of Pisang, situated at the base of Pisang peak is sensational.
  • Grand view of Chulu far east and Pisang Peak.
  • Overnight at Upper Pisang to make it more convenient for the next day's trip to Ngawal.
  • Altitude: 3,200m/10,498 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 6/7 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 15 km

Today we start early to get to the small settlement of Ghyaru for the most stunning view. Vertical hike all the way to Ghyaru for the most graceful panoramic view of meadows and mountains. Gradual walk to Ngawal for Lunch. Ngawal, with its distinctive stone houses and winding streets, is a cultural gem in the region. The village is known for its Tibetan-influenced architecture and the ancient Gompa (monastery) that graces the hillside. From Ngawal, you can gaze upon the towering Annapurna peaks and savor a sense of tranquility in the high mountain terrain.

Highlights:

  • Walk to Ghyaru for the incredible view of snow-capped mountains.
  • Lunch at Ngawal, the settlement in the hidden valley is another attraction.
  • This high-elevated trail to Ngawal offers anyone with a bird’s eye view of the deep gorges and landscape which is amazing.
  • View of Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, Tilicho, Tharke kang, Chulu and Pisang Peak.
  • After lunch, we will do an afternoon excursion visiting the monastery - a steep step climb.

 

  • Altitude: 3,660 m/12,007 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 3/4 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 8.2 km

As you depart from Ngawal, you'll embark on a trail that weaves through alpine meadows and pristine landscapes, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding Annapurna mountain range.

The path gently descends from Ngawal, passing through quaint villages and terraced fields where locals cultivate barley, buckwheat, and potatoes. The Marsyangdi River accompanies you for much of the way, its melodious flow serving as a constant companion. As you walk the easy gradual trail you will pass the ancient settlements of Munchi and Braga - a short stop here is worth it.

This picturesque village is known for its most phenomenal panoramic views, and distinctive Tibetan-influenced architecture, with flat-roofed stone houses.

Highlights:

  • Manang, the village where Maurice Herzog came in the 1950s in search of food during his quest to conquer the 8000m peak.
  • Short Walk to the hill for the view of Gangapurna glacier and the lake.
  • With the close view of the magnificent mountain, and extensive green hills, the Tibetan Buddhist culture is charismatic
  • Free afternoon - you can enjoy cultural or mountain documentary movies in the movie hall, visit a museum at a trivial cost, or just EXPLORE the town.
  • Altitude: 3,540 m/11,614 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 4/5 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 8 km

Now away from the tree line we leave Manang crossing a bridge and head towards the medieval settlement of Tenji, also known as Old Manang. Another short gradual walk takes us to the basic settlement of Ghunsang. We further walk an effortless trail with suspension bridges and a stunning view of the Chulu range to our right and eventually get to Yak Kharka (yak grazing pasture).

Highlights:

  • Short walk to Yak Kharka with a free afternoon.
  • Chances to see the blue ship.
  • Being in the alpine with a dramatic landscape setting is astonishing
  • Walk in the pleasant Himalayan meadow with the View of Chulu range.
  • Free afternoon to relax and feel the thin air.
  • Altitude: 4,110 m/13,484 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 5 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 10 km

Today’s short walk starts with a gradual trail to the village of Letder. We continue with the gradual trail and cross a footbridge, a short steep climb to the ridge for a short break at the tea shop. Another 45-minute walk through the technical landslides trail takes us to the Thorong Phedi (base camp). Precaution is to be taken at landslide trial.

Highlights:

  • A short walk into the rugged trail is worth walking.
  • A very rewarding moment being at Phedi with an exceptional view.
  • Slow walking is recommended for health safety; listen to your leader for guidance over walking the technical landslide area.
  • Depending on your health and safety concerns your leader will decide on base camp or high camp.
  • Despite being very basic, being at Thorong Phedi with only a limited lodge is charming.
  • Another 45 min steep climb if you fancy staying overnight at the HIGH CAMP - take necessary advice from your Trek Leader
  • Altitude: 4,600 m/15,092 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 3/4 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 7 km

We start very early today to get over quickly and to skip the wind chill factor at the summit of the pass. The trail starts with a steep ascend to high camp and then gets gradual up till we get to the solitary isolated tea shop for a short break. We further climb to the pass, our ultimate goal and great achievement, and descend all the way down to Muktinath entering into a different district of Mustang. Muktinath is a highly venerated sacred place of pilgrimage for both Hindus and Buddhists.

Highlights:

  • Starting early with so many other trekkers on our head torches is fascinating.
  • Visit to the monastery and lighting the butter lamp is an incredible experience
  • Going over the daring Thorang La (5416 m/17,769 ft), the highest point in the Annapurna circuit trek is a great accomplishment of a lifetime.
  • Descending 1700 m to Muktinath, being in a different valley and district with grand views of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Muktinath Peak and Mustang Peak is breathtaking.
  • Explore Muktinath, a place of nirvana for both Hindus and Buddhists.
  • Altitude: 5,416 m/1,7764 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 8/9 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 14.5 km

Today walking to Jomsom you would see an utterly different landscape background as Mustang happens to be a desert of Nepal with arid and dry terrestrial. We leave Muktinath and descend down to Kagbeni, the gateway of Mustang with a very cultured Tibetan-style community. We follow Kali Gandaki, the river older than the mountains and makes the world’s deepest gorge and head towards Jomsom, the administrative headquarters of Mustang and the windy valley of Nepal.

Highlights:

  • Today’s walk is very relaxing through ancient Tibetan settlements where the Nilgiri range dominates the horizon.
  • Being on the other side of the valley with different land settings, mountains, and the prehistoric Kali Gandaki River is mesmerizing.
  • Walking to Kagbeni and Jomsom with all the lively activities is enchanting, watch out for harsh wind.
  • Beautiful Nilgiri range dominates the entire Jomsom.
  • Being it a last night fun activities follow with dancing, eating, drinking, and tipping.
  • Altitude: 2,720 m/8,923 fee
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 6/7 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 11 km

Today we will wake up early for the flight to Pokhara. Flights from Jomsom take off early to skip any uncertainty of wind and weather. Pokhara (820 m), the second biggest city, also very popularly known as the second home of the tourists is the land of extravagant beauty that would undoubtedly trigger excitement.

Highlights:

  • End of your trekking days.
  • We bid goodbye to our local staff.
  • 20-minute flight to stunning Pokhara, and in Pokhara the beautiful Phewa Lake and the magnificence of the Himalayas mounting at the backdrop create an atmosphere of peace and delight.
  • As per preference, your leader will assist you in your Pokhara activities which may include: lake exploration and hike to Peace Pagoda, paragliding, zip lining, etc. or it’s entirely up to your choice if you want to stay back and explore Pokhara for shopping.

 

  • Altitude: 820 m/2,690 feet
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Walking Hour: 18 min FLIGHT
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transport: MOUNTAIN FLIGHT

Sensational flight back to the capital city of Kathmandu with an outstanding panoramic view.

Highlights:

  • Sensational flight to Kathmandu
  • Explore the Capital City of Kathmandu as per your requirements.
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Walking Hour: 25 min FLIGHT
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transport: MOUNTAIN FLIGHT

Depending on your flight schedule airport transportation will be provided. 

  • Enjoy your farewell Breakfast in the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal
  • Accommodation: HOME
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transport: Airport Transfer
What's Included
  • PERMITS: All Essential permits required to legally trek in the region are procured before arrival.
  • PICKUP AND DROPS: Roundtrip airport pickup and drop-off facilities for both domestic and international flights are included.
  • ACCOMMODATION: Twin-sharing hotel accommodation in both KATHMANDU and POKHARA at three-star hotels on a bed-and-breakfast basis.
  • WELCOME DINNER: A traditional Nepali-style welcome dinner at a local restaurant in Kathmandu.
  • SIGHTSEEING: A half-day guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu’s two most sacred UNESCO World Heritage sites with entrance fees included.
  • TAXES: All applicable local and national government taxes are covered.
  • GROUND TRANSPORTATION: Roundtrip PRIVATE VEHICLE ground transportation between destinations as per the itinerary.
  • STAFF TRANSPORTATION: All ground transportation for assistant guide, porter, and other trek staff as required.
  • DOMESTIC FLIGHTS: Domestic flight from JOMSOM to POKHARA and POKHARA to KATHMANDU at the end of the trek.
  • EQUIPMENT: Fundamental trekking gear like a sleeping bag with fleece liners, Primaloft jacket, Rain Poncho, Yak-Track, Trekking Poles, etc. are provided.
  • LODGING: Local Tea-house accommodation on a twin-sharing basis – A single supplement is provided on request OVER MINIMAL COST, however, depends solely on the availability.
  • DRINKING WATER: Properly filtered and boiled water for drinking is provided each morning and evening. Trekkers are advised to carry reusable water bottles/bladder bags that can hold at least 3 liters.
  • GLORIOUS FOOD: All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with hot beverages are provided throughout the trek duration.
  • TREK LEADER AND ASSISTANT GUIDE: An experienced trek leader holding legitimate licensing leads the group, along with assistant guides based on group size. Groups of 3 or more are typically assigned at least 1 assistant guide.
  • PORTERS: The porter to trekker ratio is 1:2 - meaning 1 porter for every 2 trekkers. However, for groups larger than 4 trekkers, an additional porter is provided specifically to assist with hot water supply during the trek.
  • STAFF INSURANCE & ALLOWANCES: Insurance coverage, wages, and allowances for all trek staff are included.
  • SAFETY CONCERNS: Emergency equipment including oxygen cylinders and a comprehensive medical kit is available at all times during the trek.
  • COMPLIMENTARY TAKE AWAY: Trekkers receive a duffel bag, t-shirt, multi-functional headwear, baseball hat, trekking map, and completion certificate to take home.
What's Excluded
  • NEPAL VISA: A fee of $50 that is levied on a 30-day Nepali visa.
  • INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE: The cost of all international flights.
  • PERSONAL EXPENSES: All personal expenses that may include Nepalese SIM card, internet, battery charging, hot shower, laundry, fizzy drinks, Alcohol, etc.
  • EMERGENCY: A medical examination of any kind, High Altitude Evacuation over any circumstances, Air Evacuation and Rescues.
  • DONATIONS: Donations of any kind.
  • STAFF TIPPING: Tipping is entirely a personal matter, however, it’s a trekking culture.
  • EXTRA NIGHTS: Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu on early arrival or Late departure.
  • SANCTIONS: Permits or the letter of Authorization that is required for special Filming, big Drones, and Filming Cameras.
  • INSURANCE: All-inclusive Travel or medical insurance is a must.
  • EXTRA PORTER: Over request Extra Porter or Assistant is provided that may include the cost of $25 per day.
  • OPTIONAL TOURS: Optional tours and sightseeing or any activities during free time.
Essential Trip Information

Important Information

Complimentary Equipment:

During your pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu, we provide you with a complimentary waterproof Duffel Bag, buff (neck gaiter), 2 Toilet Rolls, a Map, and a Baseball Cap. The duffel bag will serve as a means to pack all your necessary trekking supplies for your upcoming adventure.

Your Daypack:

In addition to the duffel bag, it is essential that you have your own daypack with a waterproof cover. This daypack will be used to carry your daily necessities such as cash, important documents, water supplies or rehydration bladder, a camera, toiletries, sunscreen, a notebook, and extra clothing.

The equipment we Provide:

Besides the complimentary equipment, WITHOUT ANY EXTRA COST, we provide you with PrimaLoft wind stopper jackets, a Warm Down Sleeping Bag with liners, a Walking Stick if required, and Yak-Track (mini crampons where required). However, When trekking at altitudes above 4,000 m, it is crucial to have your personal lightweight down jacket and warm fleece Jackets or hoodies. 

Drinking Water Supply:

In our commitment to environmental sustainability and responsible trekking practices, we wholeheartedly discourage the use of single-use mineral water bottles along the trekking route. To minimize plastic waste and protect the pristine Himalayan environment, our dedicated staff ensures a constant supply of safe, boiled drinking water throughout your journey. We kindly request that you carry reusable water bottles and rehydration bladder to stay well-hydrated. Together, we can make a positive impact on the delicate ecosystem of the Annapurna Circuit.

Assigning Porters:

To ensure your comfort and convenience, we assign one porter between two trekkers. The porter will be responsible for carrying the duffel bag throughout the entire trek. It is important to note that the weight of your duffel bag should not exceed 10/11 kg as the weight limitation for porters is 25/30kg max and if you are flying to any high mountain airports in Nepal your overall weight limitation including your duffle + daypack is only 15kg / 33 pounds.

Your Extra Luggage:

For your convenience, you can store all your extra luggage, and suitcases at the hotel SAFETY STORE in Kathmandu. This way, you can travel light and have peace of mind knowing that your belongings are safe and secure.

Tipping Tips:

Tipping is a gesture of appreciation, a heartfelt way to express gratitude for the incredible journey you've embarked upon and the dedication of the remarkable individuals who have been your guiding stars throughout your trek. The practice of tipping, at 10% of the trip cost, is a tradition that allows you to give back, acknowledging the extraordinary efforts of your guides, porters, and the entire team who make your adventure possible. It is a way to honor their dedication, hard work, and the stories they've shared around the campfire, deepening the bonds formed in the heart of the mountains.

Caution at the Airport on Arrival:

Upon arrival, we strongly advise against entrusting your bag to anyone other than our trusted office representatives. Unknown airport porters taking your luggage for a few seconds and claiming for TIPS is a very common incident at the airport. Our team is there to ensure that your belongings remain safe and that you can embark on your adventure with confidence. Your safety and peace of mind are our utmost priority.

We hope this information clarifies the important details regarding your trip. Should you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at mail@nepalpyramids.com. We want to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable trekking experience in Nepal.Packing List for Everest Base Camp Trekking:

Annapurna Circuit Trek 14 Days FAQs

  • Choosing Nepal Pyramids Trekking Company for your trekking and adventure needs in Nepal can be a great decision for several reasons. We are a locally owned and operated company with deep knowledge of the region. We have a team of experienced guides and staff who are well-versed in the culture, terrain, and trekking routes of Nepal.

    Safety is our top priority and we are known for our commitment to safety standards. We provide well-maintained equipment and have experienced guides who are trained in first aid and emergency procedures.

    Nepal Pyramids offer a range of trekking packages and we can tailor them to suit your preferences and fitness level. Whether you're a seasoned trekker or a beginner, we can create an itinerary that suits your needs.

    Nepal Pyramids is committed to sustainable and responsible tourism. We strongly focus on minimizing the environmental impact of all our treks and supporting local communities.

    While providing quality services, we also offer competitive pricing, making trekking in Nepal more accessible to a wide range of travelers.

    Our reviews and testimonials from previous clients can give you insights into our reputation and the experiences of those who have trekked with them.

  • The trek can vary in length, but the standard route typically takes about 15 to 20 days to complete, covering around 160-230 kilometers (100-145 miles).

  • All foreign national requires two permits for this trip namely :

    • Annapurna  Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Permit – Cost – NPR 3000 / USD$25 Per Person – For SAARC nationals NPR 1000 Per Person – Locals are to pay NPR 100 Per Person.
    • TIMS Card (Trekking Information Management System) – Cost – NPR 2000 / USD$17 – The price for the SAARC nationals for TIMS card is NPR 300.

    However, children below 10 years old don’t require permits.

  • The trek is considered moderate to challenging due to the high altitudes and the Thorong La Pass crossing. Adequate physical preparation and acclimatization are essential.

    However, all our itineraries for Annapurna Circuit are designed so as to construct enough grounds for proper acclimatization making it more exhausting and achievable for anyone with sound fitness.

  • The best time to do the Annapurna Circuit Trek is: 

    • Pre-Monsoon Season i.e SPRING (March-May) and
    • Post-Monsoon Season i.e. AUTUMN (September-November) when the weather is generally clear, and the views are stunning.

    However, it can be done throughout the year with proper preparations.

  • Along the Annapurna Circuit Trek, you will find a variety of accommodation options ranging from basic lodges and teahouses to more comfortable guesthouses. Most places provide basic amenities such as beds, blankets, and shared bathrooms, especially at higher elevations.

    However, Nepal Pyramids uses family-oriented lodges which will finely accommodate the rest of our local crews and where hygiene is at its best than commercial lodges.

  • FOOD: There are numerous teahouses and lodges along the trail that offer a wide range of meals including local and international dishes. 

    DRINKING WATER: We strongly discourage the use of Plastic Mineral Water for environmental concerns and we are opposed to the use of disposable plastic bottles on any of our trips to Nepal Himalayas.

    With NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE, our staff will supply you with appropriately boiled water every morning and evening for which at least 2 metal or plastic Nalgene bottles are recommended. In case you run out of the water provided you can always buy boiled and filtered water from the tea houses along the way at minimal charges.

  • Yes, altitude sickness can be a concern on the Annapurna Circuit Trek as you will be trekking to higher altitudes. It is important to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and follow a gradual ascent to minimize the risk.

    Your Trek Leader is highly trained in terms of any altitude-related ailments and knows preventive measures - so please follow the guidelines of your Group Leader. Besides if the use of DIAMAX (ACETOZOLAMIDE) is highly recommended over 3000m elevation - 250mg per day. 

  • Yes, it is possible to do a shortened version of the Annapurna Circuit Trek by using transportation for some sections or taking alternative trails. This can be discussed and arranged with Nepal Pyramids - we are the masters in customizing Itineraries for convenience. 

  • There are no official age restrictions for the trek. However, individuals should have a good level of physical fitness and be able to handle moderate to strenuous hiking conditions. It is always advisable to consult a doctor before undertaking any strenuous physical activity, especially at higher altitudes.

  • The highest point on the standard circuit is the Thorong La Pass, which stands at an elevation of 5,416 meters (17,769 feet) above sea level.

  • The cost of the Annapurna Circuit Trek can vary significantly depending on various factors, including the duration of your trek, Permits required, your choice of accommodations and Food, whether you hire a guide and porter, your mode of transportation, and your personal spending habits. 

    However, it will roughly range from USD $ 1200 to $ 2000

  • Basic medical facilities are available in some villages along the route. It's essential to carry a first-aid kit and any personal medications you may need.

    Besides, your Trek Leader is highly trained in regard to any mountain ailments including Altitude Sickness. He will be carrying a comprehensive medical kit with extensive medication variety - since safety is our prior concern we also carry Oxygen just in case of any AMS symptoms. Still, we highly recommend you follow the guidelines of your Leader and if you are under any prescribed medication make sure to carry enough to last the duration of the trek. 

  • Yes, you can rent or purchase trekking gear in major cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara, but it's best to bring essential gear like trekking boots from home.

    NOTE:

    • Nepal Pyramids provides you with a very warm sleeping bag with fleece liner and wind-stopper duvet jackets with attached hoods.
    • We also provide you with a Nepal Pyramids duffel bag to fit all your gear in, and a plastic bag to separate your clean clothes from the dirty ones.
    • Furthermore, we provide Trekking Poles, Yak-Track (mini crampons), and Rain Poncho where required without any additional cost
    • Complimentary Duffel bag, Baseball Cap, Buff (neck Gaiters), 2 Toilet Rolls, and Trekking Map

     

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Why Choose Nepal Pyramids?

Nepal Pyramids is here to craft your Nepal dreams into reality. We assure you a trip extraordinarily out of the world with quality service and value for money. We propose comprehensive flexible packages with unbeatable price - without any hidden cost.

  • Team of Local Experts
    Team of Local Experts

    Our team of local experts is the driving force behind our success. With their passion, experience, and commitment, our team of local experts ensures that we all are not just participants but integral contributors to the growth and well-being of the community we serve.

  • Safety is our Prior Concern
    Safety is our Prior Concern

    Safety is our foremost concern at our Travel company. We prioritize the well-being of our adventurers above all else. We provide top-notch equipment and conduct rigorous safety checks to ensure every trek is as secure as it is adventurous.

  • Travel Sustainably
    Travel Sustainably

    Sustainability is at the heart of our mission. We ensure that the beauty and integrity of the destinations we explore are preserved. We believe in responsible tourism that contributes positively to the environment and the livelihoods of the local people.

  • Hassle Free
    Hassle Free

    Nepal Pyramids takes pride in making your journey hassle-free from start to finish. With our efficient services, expert Group Leading, and attention to detail, you can leave the hassles behind and focus on creating lasting memories during your travels.

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