Annapurna Circuit Trek
- Duration: 14 Days
- Activities: Trekking
- Trip Grade: Difficult
- Attitude: 5416m
- Group size: 1+
- Best Season: September to November and March to May
Annapurna Circuit Trek
Want to add something new to your “to do list”? Here we come up with something for you. Introducing you to Annapurna Circuit Trek. Though its road construction is threatening its reputation and its future as a classic trek. The scene is outstanding. It follows a path that will take you to leafy forests to arid landscapes and spectacular views of the Annapurna.
The Annapurna circuit (APC) the name given to popular trekking region in central Nepal. At its highest the Annapurna circuit reaches 5,416m (17,769 ft) at the Thorong La Pass.
The average duration for the Arnapurna Circuit between 12 to 25 days.
If you really love nature and want to be close to it here is your golden opportunity best time to trek the Annapurna Circuit is the spring and fall, although a shortened itinerary is great option during the monsoon.
It’s only during the winter that causes issues as Thorung La pass if often closed due to snow.
Over the past few years, road construction has made of the western and eastern section of the Annapurna Circuit accessible by bus and jeep. The roads are bumpy dirt tracks; at best many trekkers now opt for shorter version of this trek by starting farther up the valley.
Accommodation and Meals
As with other treks in Nepal, teahouses are available along the entire Annapurna circuit along with meals, snacks and water.
Free Individual travellers are required to obtain a Green TIMS card. For this the travellers will have to pay Nepali currency equivalent to USD 20/person. Those travelling in a group need to obtain a Blue TIMS card, which requires the amount equivalent to USD 10/person.
All trekkers are required to obtain individual Entry Permits to enter Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA). Entry fee for SAARC Nationals to enter ACA is NPR 200, while for other nationals it is NPR 2,000. However; children under the age of 10 do not require any entrance fees.
In the Annapurna circuit trek in terms of terrain is smooth. There is no vertical climbing involved through going from Thorong Phedi to high camp is a good 45 degree trek at high altitude. The trails are not paved. Most of the trek involves long paths that go up and down. Depending on the month there can also be snow and ice in the trails.
The Annapurna Circuit Trail provides a number of side treks that are worth your money and time. Some of the popular side treks are Tilicho Lake Trek, Poon Hill Trek, and Ghandruk Trek. Tilicho Lake trek allows you to enjoy the lake situated at the highest altitude (4,950m) in the world, Poon Hill Trek, requires only 45 mins from Ghorepani presents you the best views of the Annapurna Range and other peaks like Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche and Machhapuchhre, and Ghandruk Trek allows you to enjoy the world famous Gurung culture. However, if you have 6-7 days extra, you are also recommended you to trek to the Annapurna Base Camp. Travel is not just about going places but creating new memories and experience. It’s all about new experiences and knowing new culture and we promise making your trip worth sharing.
Day – 1, After arrive in Kathmandu International Airport collection of baggage, you will be welcomed by our staff then transfer to Hotel
Day – 2, Wake up early morning drive to bus station and drive from Kathmandu to Chame 2670m
Day – 3, Trek from Chame to Pisang, 3250m
Day – 4, Trek from Pisang to Manang 3550m
Day –5, Acclimatization and rest day. You can spend the day by taking a day hike for panoramic Himalayan scenery. By relaxing and exploring Manang. Overnight Manang.
Day – 6, Trek from Manang to Ledar 4200m
Day – 7, Trek Ledar to High Camp 4850m
Day – 8, Trek from High Camp to Muktinath 3800m
Day – 9, Drive from Muktinath to Tatopani 1189m
Day – 10, Trek from Tatopani to Gorepani 2875m
Day – 11, An early morning excursion to Poon Hill 3210m, about an hour climb. Provides an even better, unobstructed view of the high Himalaya then trek from Gorepani to Tatapani 2600m
Day – 12, Trek from Tadapani to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara.
Day – 13, Drive from pokhara to Kathmandu
Day – 14, Drop to international Airport
- English speaking guide.
- Enough experience
- Three meals a day during trek
- Insurance for trekking staffs
- Airport pick up
- Food and Lodge for trekking staffs
- Trekking permits
- Tims Fee (Trekking information Management System)
- Airport drop
- Travel and Rescue arrangements
- All Government taxes and official expenses.
Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- Accommodation for nights.
- 24 hours running hot and cold shower
- Free Wi-Fi
- 13% tax and 10% service charge
International Airport to hotel
Kathamndu to Chame
Muktinath to Tatopani
Nayapul to Pokhara
Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus.
Hotel to International Airport
Note: Food in Kathmandu and Pokhara, Drinks, tips for trekking staffs, personal travel insurance and expenses, any emergency, Personal trekking equipment and which is not mention on the include section are excluded.
Extra trekking paint and Trousers
Water proof/windproof jackets and pants
Water proof foot wear
Drinking water bag
Extra pair of socks
Sun block cream
Cameras are for taking home memories
Other items necessary first aid kit according to your doctor advise.
Note : Equipment is possible on hire and purchase in Kathmandu. We can help you with to arrange it.
Whatever the conditions the itinerary stated follow, it is for the visitors who prefer full package program. At the same time, we also serve you based on your choice. The selection of itineraries and the staffs depends on your choice. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement regarding your interest and financial condition.
We advise travel insurance to all travelers are interested of trekking in Nepal. Trekking in Nepal is walking in the trail (path) of mountains. In mountain areas health treatment facilities are not standard. There are less available of good hospitals and doctors. So if in case the trekker suffers from severe sickness, he should bring to Kathmandu by helicopter for better treatment. And the helicopter charter fare is expensive in Nepal. If you have already travel insurance cover helicopter rescue cost, your money will be saved. When selecting a travel insurance policy we require that at a minimum covered for medical expenses, Ambulance and Helicopter emergency rescue charge if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers or Identify Card while travelling in Nepal and send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case any sort of Emergencies. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. We shall have no liability for loss, theft of or damage to baggage or personal effects. We also let you know that Nepalese Insurance Company does not have travel insurance policy for foreign nationals. So we advise you do your travel insurance with Insurance Company in your own place.
Terms & Conditions
Trek into Thin Air Pvt. Ltd. is a well – known Government Register Trekking Company in Nepal. We are trust worthy and fully committed to give you the best service. We accept your bookings under the following terms and conditions.
Adequate and valid travel insurance is compulsory for all travelers. Your travel insurance must cover accidents, injury, illness, trip cancellation and medical expenses, including any related to pre-existing medical conditions, emergency repatriation (including helicopter rescue and air ambulance where applicable) and personal liability. The Company also recommends it covers trip cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. You must carry proof of insurance with you and produce it if reasonably requested by the company employees or suppliers. The company reserves the right to cancel or suspend your participation on a trip or in certain activities that comprise part of a trip, at any time, including after the beginning of your trip, with no right of refund, if you are unable to provide proof of insurance when requested.
You will have to make a non-refundable and non-transferable deposit of 25% of trip cost at the time of booking the trip (Strongly recommended Trevel Insurance). You can pay the remaining amount upon your arrival in Kathmandu and before the trip departure.
The non-refundable deposit should be sent to the Company or its Agent. The Company’s Tailor Made trips may require a higher deposit or full payment at the time of booking. If deposit is different from that outlined in this clause, you will be advised by the company at the time of booking.
Final payment on trekking, tours, climbing, expedition or any kind of trips in Nepal can be made upon arrival in Kathmandu. Final payment can be made by bank transfer, travel check, cash or by Credit Card (Visa or MasterCard). There is 4% surcharge when the payment is made by cards (this applies to all payments; deposits, final balances, trip extension and miscellaneous purchases.)
Health & Fitness
Before you set out to travel, it is advised that clients check with the local hospital regarding your health and fitness since tours and treks require a certain level of physical fitness in Nepal. Please notify Trek into Thin Air of any pre-existing medical condition and/or disability that may affect your ability to travel.
At Trek into Thin Air Pvt. Ltd., each of our clients’ emails & personal details are strictly confidential and only used for the purpose of processing enquiries, obtaining necessary permits, and operating trips. No personal information that you supply to us will be disclosed for any other purposes.
Risk & liabilities
We are committed to providing the best services which will give you a once in a life time journey. TiTA always puts all its efforts honestly and seriously in making your journey smooth and pleasant. All the services will be provided as per the agreement between you and us in the time of booking. However all Nepal tour is run are strictly under their own policies and tourism authority.
Trek into Thin Air Pvt. Ltd or its agent shall not be responsibility for any change or cancellation of programmers due to unavoidable circumstance such as government restriction, land slide, road blockage, flood, avalanches, political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay, sickness or accident, breakdown of vehicle, any extra cost incurring there of shall be borne by the clients on the spots. So it is most advisable that clients to have full insurance against medical and personal accident risk.
Trip cancellation by the clients
Cancellation of a confirmed booking must be made by the client in writing either in written documents or on an email. Cancellation shall valid with approval from the company after receiving document. Trip shall then be termed as cancelled and as a cancellation charge, 25% of the trip amount would be deducted from the advance paid.
Incomplete the tour
No refund will be made to any tour member in case of incomplete tour, trek or expedition due to what so ever reasons.
Postpone the trip
If our clients want to postpone the trip, written notification is to be sent before 15 days from trip departure date.
We reserve the right to revise pricing rate if posted in our marketing material and website, under any circumstances, or on the pressure of various external factors that are further than our control, for instance changes in exchange rate, government action etc. Most of the time Domestic flight fare is changing due to fuel price high up. We always try our best to make a present price in our treks/tours.
Passport and visas
All clients must have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity from return date. Nepalese visas can be obtained from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or up on arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Nepalese visas cost is US$ 40 till date.
Flight by plane and helicopter are prone to cancellations and delays for notorious weather in remote areas and some time operational complications which could be happened in particular in Everest region Lukla flight, Annapurna region Jomsom flight, Dolpa, Simikot and Jumla region etc.
(Most of the Time Mountain flights are delayed without letting know us, the flight is normally 6:30 am in the mooring and you have to be airport at 6:00 am but most of the time they delayed more than hour, if we go late they put the Second flight passengers on 6:30 am so, we need to be there at the flight time, be prepared for this)
When these flights are considered in the itinerary, it is also recommended to carry extra money to buy food and accommodations in case of delays. Trek into Thin Air Pvt. Ltd. will not be responsible for these additional expenses or costs incurred from lost connections, so plan accordingly.
Trekking in the remote areas or in as described above, especially during unusual season, you’re highly advised to reserve extra days to prepare with some delays and avoid frustrating consequence. In case of delay in flight prior to trek departure or at the end of the trek, you need to meet your accommodation, food costs by yourself.
Updating of Terms and Conditions
The Company reserves the right to update and amend these terms and conditions at anytime. It is the responsibility of the Client to keep updated with any changes. The current version of terms and conditions will always be found on the website www.trekintothinair.com and will be the terms referred to in any dispute.
The itinerary can change without notice due to unavoidable circumstances beyond our control like weather hazards, Landslides, political unrest, road blockage, avalanches, sudden sickness, etc. The program can be customized as per the interest of the clients and if Trek into Thin Air cancel your trip due to unavoidable circumstances like war, natural disasters, political unrest, bad climate etc, TiTA would be happy to refer you alternative trip of a similar standard. We keep it preserve for your next time but not longer than one year.
Your personal belongings
On any account, we’re not answerable for any loss or damage of your luggage or property belonging to you even when shouldered by porters, ponies or vehicles. That means your personal possessions, luggage are at your risk at the times.
During the tour
A tour / trek guide who represents Trek into Thin Air Pvt. Ltd deserves all authority during your trips. If you commit any unlawful act, you are compelled to leave the tour. No refund will be made in such case.
If you have a problem during the trip, please inform the Lead Guide immediately who will endeavour to put things right. If your complaint is not resolved locally, please follow this up by writing to the company at TiTA’s registered office, giving your trip name, the departure date and all other relevant information and, where possible, evidence. Any such complaint must be received not later than 10 days of the date of your return from the trip. Please keep your letter concise and to the point. This will assist in identifying quickly your concerns and speed up the response to you.
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