Annapurna Circuit Trek is considered one
of the best trekking destinations in the world which has contains outstanding
mountains scenery close to
your walking trails. This trek provides the trekkers and explorers about new experience and feeling of extraordinary mountain views of Annapurna and its flora and fauna, diversity of Nepali culture, tradition and different community villages with their life style. Annapurna Circuit Trekking route goes along with Marshyangdi River up to Manag district and one can see nepali style unspoiled villages which shows their pure culture and tradition. Also it has been proved as a highly praised and spectacular trekking route in the Annapurna region since it opened to foreign trekkers.
Annapurna Circuit Trek takes about minimum 15 days to 3 weeks which starts from Besi Besi Sahar and trails go along with Marshyangdi river. Trekker can enjoy with nice view of Mount Manaslu, Hiu chuli, Lamjung Himal, Annapurna South and meets in Gurung villages. Also meet the people from different ethnic groups and communities on the way to trek with good behave. Annapurna Circuit Trek offering spectacular and majestic view of the white Himalayas after crossing Besisahar. It continues to the north of the main Himalayan range on to the high and dry Manang land escape, the scenery is equally breathtaking.
This trail continuely goes crossing Lamjung district to Manang and the highest point of the trek is Thorungla pass at the top of the Manang valley at 5416m high which is the border of Manang and Jomsom.
Annapurna Circuit Trek descends to the west at Muktinath from Manang thorong pass, we continue to the barren Jomsom whose people and tradition are mostly similar to Tibetan. Also one can see kali Gandaki River with landescape which is the world's deepest gorge passes between the giant Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains. After you cross the Thorung La pass from Manang to Muktinath, the trekking route continually descending to Jomsom, Tatopani, Ghorepani to Nayapul. Then this Annapurna circuit trek ends at Pokhara.
Best Season: Spring Season (Mar, April, May)/Autumn(September, Oct and Nov)
Trekking Days: 22 days
Trek Style: Lodge/Tea House Trek
Group Size: Minimum One
Trek Attractions: Kathmandu City, Manang, Muktinath, Mustang, Ghorepani, Annapurna Himalaya
Activities: Tour and Trekking
Destination: Kathmandu, Beshisahar, Manang, Thorong Pass, Muktinath, Jomsom, Pokhara
Starting point: Kathmandu
Ending point: Pokhara or Kathmandu
Day 01: Kathamndu arrival and transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Drive Kathmandu to Besishahar (790m), then start walking.
Day 03: Besishahar to Bahundanda (1310m).
Day 04: Bahundanda to Chyamje (1400m).
Day 05: Chyamje to Bagarchhap (2160m).
Day 06: Bagarchhap to Chame (2630m).
Day 07: Chame to Pisang (3300m).
Day 08: Pisang to Manang (3500m).
Day 09: Manang - Acclimatization day
Day 10: Manang to Ledar (4250m).
Day 11: Ledar to Phedi or High camp (4600m).
Day 12: Phedi or High Camp to Muktinath (3710m).
Day 13: Trek to Tukuche (2600m)
Day 14: Trek to Ghasa (2100m).
Day 15: Trek to Tatopani (1200m)
Day 16: Rest day at Tatopani (hot spring).
Day 17: Trek to Ghorepani.
Day 18: Hiking to Poonhill - back to Ghorepani, and trek downhill to Tikhedhunga.
Day 19: Trek to Birethati, and 1 hour car drive to Pokhara.
Day 20: Drive back to Kathmandu by Private Car / Van/Bus
Day 21: Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley (Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhu, and Kathmandu durbar square).
Day 22: Departure from Kathmandu.
- Airport Transfers - Car/Van/Bus/Jeep
- Accommodation on B/B basis in Kathmandu.
- All entrance Fees of Temple, Monastery, Museum, Durbar Square, Monuments and cultural program at evening.
- Arrangements and transportation expenses during Annapurna Trekking and Tour.
- Arrangements and fees for Annapurna Circuit trekking/hiking permits
- Arrangements and expenses for Tour Guide/Trekking Guide/Trekking Porter
- Insurance, All Meals and Allowance for all trekking staffs.
- Arrangements of TIMS(Trekking information management system)Card.
- Any unexpected costs that occur due to:
* Weather, Trail, Road Blockage, River conditions,
- Due to circumstances such as:
* Sickness, Government action, flight delays,
- Insurance and Emergency Rescue.
* Major changes in the itinerary
* Personal and free-time expenses
* Cold drinks or alcohol
* Extra hotel expenses
* Excess baggage charges
* Airport taxes
* Entry visas to Nepal
Sony Travels/Nepal Jang Treks and Expedition organizes trekking for our clients on their own choices date.
The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend for treks and climbs in Nepal. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
Hiking shorts (2)
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)
Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Sleeping bag rated -10C. to -20C (Depending on trekking region)
Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bags
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Thermarest sleeping pad (Only Camping Trek)
Water bottles (2)
Small wash towel
Books (Highly Recommended)
Playing cards/backgammon/chess set
In addition to the items mentioned above for trekking, the following is a list of the additional specialized items which are required for the trekking peaks.
Plastic or leather mountaineering boots, with gaiters and crampons that have been tested for a good fit.
Fleece trousers or silhouette
Additional mits and gloves suitable for climbing
Ice axe, and ski poles (note - ice axes can be rented in Kathmandu)
Alpine climbing harness.
2 x tape slings
2 x screwgate karabiners
In Nepal Government has made a system to need a permit to visit in some particular interior regions in the remote trekking area and Nepal’s national park, wildlife preserve. All visitors have to pay a certain amount which government has made a rate to visit those regions. It means called trekking permit which is available in the department of immigration in Kathmandu, regional office in Pokhara.
To apply for permit, it requires two photos and application form which is available in the department of immigration. You can get a permit same day within an hour. Visitor has to take a separate permit for separate regions.
The fee for a Trekking Permit is as follows:
Kanchenjunga and Lower Dolpo, - US$ 10 per week for the first four weeks and US$ 20 per week thereafter;
Upper Mustang and Upper Dolpo - US$ 700 for the first 10 days and US$ 70 per day thereafter;
Manaslu - US$ 90 per week for trekking during September-November and US$ 75 per week during December-August;
Humla (Simikot-Yari) - US$ 90 for the first seven days and US$ 15 per day thereafter;
Trekking permit is not essential for the general trekking areas such as the Annapurna, the Everest and the Langtang
Nepal, aptly, has been called 'a Trekkers' Paradise'. Its high standing mountains, scenic hills and the luxuriant Terai offers some of the most spectacular trekking routes in the world. Passing through the diverse culture and nature, trekking in Nepal is a life-time experience which involves a certain degree of physical risks owing to the rugged topography.
With the distinction of Nepal as a trekking destination and its growing charm, a provision of Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) has been implemented to control illegal trekking operations and ensure safety and security of the trekkers in general trekking areas through the mechanism of Prompt Information Service as and when required.
The past experiences have shown that difficulties have been faced while carrying out rescue operations promptly during the times of accidents and natural calamities. Because of lack of proper record system of trekkers, their exact whereabouts and the information about trekking routes, rescue and search missions used to face difficulties in spotting the trekkers missing.
In Nepal best trekking seasons are autumn and spring.
Autumn Seasons mean September to November and spring seasons mean March to May.
Normally, trekking can organize around the year but in rainy season most of the time is raining and road and trails are disturbance by some times land sliding and road blockage. In winter, most of the trekking route will be blocked by snowing and glacier with so colds. Weather can not be permitted some remote area flights. The best time for trekking
in Nepal is during spring (February through May) and autumn (September through November). Warm days and clear skies make this season favorable for trekking. Though December and January is also ideal for trekking, the air can be quite cold at high altitudes.
The monsoon season lasts for three months, i.e. June, July and August. During this period, trekking is possible in the rain-shadow regions north of the Himalaya – like Mustang, Dolpo, Humla and the Jumla-Rara Lake regions of Nepal and of course the regions of Tibet.
In Nepal, particularly we operate two types of Trek. One is Lodge trek and other is camping trek. In trekking, trekker will learn about the varied cultures, people and natural beauty of Nepal with panoramic mountain views. It is free to choose our client their route and areas. Our other service is to provide trekking guide and porter too. If clients want to hire only guide or porter, we are able to do that as per client’s demand.
Since last 10 years, Sony travels and trek has organizing camping trek in Nepal. In camping trek, we provide all necessary trekking equipments, foods and manpower to handle the trekking. Trekkers have to bring their personal gears only.
In this trek, trekking gears include like as two men camping tent, sleeping bag, mattress, Kitchen tent, all kitchen equipments, hygienic foods(breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea, coffee, chocolate etc)
For the man power, Trekking Sirdar, Guide, Sherpa, Cook, Kitchen boy and Porters will be included.
In Nepal, some popular trekking areas are developed and built Lodges, hotels and guest houses. So for those regions we operate tea house or lodge trek.
In this trek we arrange accommodation, guide, porter and all meals for trekkers. They don’t have to be worried about lodging and fooding during the trek.
Easy: Easy trek means, this is easily accessible place which is not higher than 2500 meters. This trek is especially for beginners, old ages trekker and trekking with kids. Every day, clients have to be walking 3 to 4 hours in average. Trails are neither too steep nor too up.
Moderate: The trails on these treks go up to 4000 meters height. Walking will be about 5-6 hours a day. Trekker’s health should be physically fit. This trek suits all ages people.
Demanding: This trek is operating in far remote areas and altitude also will be more than 5000 meters height. All have to be physically and mentally strong and fit. Before start the trek, we advise those interested trekkers to check up their health problems and physical fitness. If all are good, there is no objection to start trip for them.
GROUP SIZE ON FIXED DEPARTURE TRIP
If you opt to join our ‘fixed departure trip’, you are likely to be joining people from different countries of any age group except minors. The size of group varies, minimum no of persons required to operate a trip is 2 the maximum is 15 people.
Altitude Sickness, often known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is particularly a important medical consideration while trekking in Nepal. Altitude Sickness means the effect of altitude on those who ascend too rapidly to elevations above 3,000 meters. The initial symptoms of AMS are as following:
Loss of appetite
Insomnia / sleeplessness
Dizziness, light headedness, confusion,
Disorientation, drunken gait
Weakness, fatigue, lassitude, heavy legs
Slight swelling of hand and face
Breathlessness and Breathing irregularity
Reduced urine output
These symptoms are to be taken very seriously. In case of appearance of any of the above symptoms any further ascent should be reconsidered otherwise more serious problems can occur which can even cause death sometimes within a few hours, the only cure for the Altitude Sickness is to descend to a lower elevations immediately. Acclimatization by ascending to no more than 300 to 500 meters per day above 3,000 meters and the proper amount of rest are the best methods for preventions of AMS.
Literatures and pamphlet published by Himalayan Rescue Association consists of detailed information on AMS. The Central Immigration Office and all trekking agencies in Kathmandu distribute this pamphlet free of Cost. Since these medical also give information on the list of suggested documents supplies for trekkers it is a compulsory item for every trekkers' medical kit.
As vaccination requirements change frequently, we suggest you to consult your doctor at least 2 months prior to the beginning of your trip. We recommend protection against malaria, tetanus, typhoid, hepatitis and polio.
The main health consideration in high altitude is Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). You may experience some mild symptoms initially, such as headache, lethargy, nausea and difficulty sleeping, but these should lessen within a few days. To avoid Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), people take pills called ‘Diamox’. You can also use these pills after consulting with your doctor and purchase them in Kathmandu. Our itinerary will allow your body to acclimatize properly and to handle the low oxygen rate. For your service, we carry a medical kit with standard prescribed medicines along with a users’ manual which you can use upon your own risk. We do not take any medical liability since our staffs are not qualified to prescribe medicines.
If you have ever suffered from altitude sickness, or have a heart or breathing complaint, we highly recommend you consult your doctor about your suitability for trekking in high altitude areas before booking. We suggest that you take some pain-killing pills with you and enough medicine for cold, diarrhea, nausea and fever. Some nasal ointment and throat-moistening pills will greatly be of help for those who are sensitive to chilly or freezing weather conditions.
RESCUE / EVACUATIONS
In case of a serious sickness or a casualty, which we believe will not happen; we will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation please make sure that it is covered by your insurance before assigning for it or be prepared to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu.
Before joining a tour, we recommend you to take a travel insurance which should cover cancellation, medical expenses, helicopter evacuation and emergency repatriation. There are good hospitals in Kathmandu where you can get good care.
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Annapurna Trekking Route Map
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