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Annapurna Circuit Trek 14 Days

Mount-Gangapurna-7,455m-annapurna-circuit-trek
Country Nepal Max-Altitude 17,764 ft
Trip Start Kathmandu Trip End Kathmandu
Group Size Min 1, Max 12
Meals Breakfasts in Kathmandu and Pokhara including farewell dinner / Full board meals during the trek
Accommodation Deluxe 3 star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara/ Standard tea houses in the mountains
Trip Difficulty

trip-difficulty-moderate
Moderate
Per Person $ 1,780 USD
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    Annapurna Circuit Trek is a wonderful journey leading you to an awe-inspiring Himalayan experiences in Nepal. This Annapurna Circuit Trek takes you around Annapurna massif immersing within the diverse Nepalese landscape and its vibrant culture.

     

    The Annapurna Circuit Trekking in Nepal is a 14-day beautiful journey from Kathmandu with a drive to Besisahar and Pisang. This walking adventure begins from Lower Pisang. We will enjoy the ever-changing landscape and culture of the –Annapurna region. While circling the Annapurna massif we get to triumph over one of the world's highest pass -Thorong La (5,416m/17,769ft). We enjoy the dry yet beautiful landscape of the Manang valley. Tour to Muktinath a place of high spiritual importance for the Nepalese (both Hindus and Buddhists) will be impressive during this tour. Visit various ethnic villages of western hills on your trekking trails including Chame, Pisang, Manang, Jomsom and immerse in nature’s beauty, all in our Annapurna Circuit Trek. We visit amazing UNESCO World Heritage Sites scattered around the Kathmandu city before bidding farewell to this beautiful Himalayan nation of Nepal.

     

    Annapurna Circuit Trek best seasons to experience include Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November). Our highly experienced local guides ensure you have the safest and memorable trekking journey in the Annapurna circuit of Nepal.

    Key Information about this trip

    • Carefully crafted itinerary with over 20 years of experience to prevent altitude sickness
    • Staff carry a first-aid kit, oxygen, and oximeter for the safest trekking experience
    • Guided by highly-experienced local leaders
    • Full porterage (2 trekkers:1 porter) during the trek
    • Group size not exceeding 12 members with personalized service
    • Important trekking gears, such as down jacket, sleeping bag, and duffle bag are provided
    • Hassle free journey including all ground transports and domestic flights
    • Emergency evacuation is readily available in case of any unfavorable events
    • Certificate of participation is awarded in the recognition of your amazing trekking adventure

    Best Time To Travel

    The best time for a perfect Annapurna Circuit trekking is during seasons of Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November). One can have the most amazing views throughout the trip due to moderate temperature. This trip can be participated during winter, though the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.

    Is this trip suitable for you?

    • It is a strenuous 6-day trek reaching a maximum altitude of over 17700 feet
    • You will be walking 6-7 hours each day with daily ascends of about 400-700 meters
    • Suitable for anyone with moderate fitness level, from a beginner trekker to an experienced adventurer as high altitude is the only challenging factor
    • Past hiking experience would be favorable, though technical skill is not required
    • Daily morning jogging and exercise are recommended at least 6 months prior to the start of your trip

    Accommodation and Food

    During your travel, you will follow two styles of accommodations. You will spend 2 nights in 3-star deluxe Yatri Suites and Spa while in Kathmandu, 1 night in 3-star Hotel Pokhara Batika in Pokhara and 7 nights in standard teahouses and lodges during the trek. All accommodations for Annapurna Circuit Trek will be on a twin-sharing basis. A single supplement will be provided on request, which will cost you an additional amount (350 USD). However, a single supplement may not be feasible all the time, especially at higher elevations.


    During our Annapurna Circuit Trek, you can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well as the common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Breakfast and dinner will be served from the teahouses or from a lodge menu where you spend the night, whereas lunch will be served on the way to the next destination. All meals will be provided during trekking whereas only breakfast will be available while in Kathmandu and Pokhara. There will also be a Farewell Dinner hosted by Extollo Adventures upon your return from the successful excursion.


    Additional Information

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    We have answered your each and every possible question; kindly have a glance through them.


    If you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip, please feel free to contact us by email or call us call us anytime at locations and numbers convenient for you from the list attached above.

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    Detailed Itinenary

    Every day details of what you will be doing during the trip
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    Note: “Extollo Adventures reserves the right to amend the itinerary in case of unforeseen circumstances: weather conditions, flight delays and cancellations, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc, can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The tour leader will, and can make the changes for safety reasons and also to improve the trip as well as your experience. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, so one needs to be flexible, if required.”

    What’s Included

    Price Includes
    • Airport transfers to/from hotel
    • 3-star deluxe hotel with breakfast, 2 nights in Kathmandu, 1 night in Pokhara
    • Standard & comfortable, clean & hygienic teahouse accommodation during the trek
    • All accommodations on the twin-share basis
    • Full board meals(Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner + extra fruits and tea/coffee) during the trek
    • Guided excursions with local, fully trained, certified, English speaking professional trek leader, assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
    • Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter)
    • Staff salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging
    • All ground transportation in the comfortable private vehicle(s)
    • Domestic flight Jomsom-Pokhara
    • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag, T-Shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
    • All necessary paperwork and permits (ACAP permit, TIMS)
    • A comprehensive medical kit
    • All taxes payable to central and state governments
    • Farewell dinner
    What's Not Included
    • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
    • Extra night accommodation if required (in Kathmandu or Pokhara)
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Any optional activities other than above-included ones during the free time
    • International flights
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Tips for staff
    • Services not mentioned in the ‘Trip Cost Included’ section
    • Personal expenses such as phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower etc.
    • Lodging and Dining in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of earlier arrival than the scheduled date from the trek
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    Important Notes

    Some important things to know before you go.
    • Visa & Passport Information

      All foreign nationals are required to arrange a visa in order to enter Nepal. A Nepalese Visa can be obtained either prior to your arrival at a Nepalese embassy abroad or on arrival in Kathmandu at the airport. It can be also secured at entry points at Nepalese borders.

      • Your Passport must be at least 6 months valid
      • Use your passport details to enter information on your visa application
      • Bring at least 3 recent passport photos (for your Nepal Visa, Trekking permit, etc.)
      • Following are the fees either in US dollars cash or the equivalent Nepalese currency:
        Multiple entry 15 days US$ 25
        Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40

      Multiple entry 90 days US$ 100

      You can use this full address while filling up your visa application:

      Street: Amrit Marg

      House No.:
      Ward No: 19
      VDC/Municipality: Kathmandu
      District: Kathmandu
      Country: Nepal

      For further information please visit: http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa

    • Flight Delays in Jomsom

      Flights between Jomsom and Pokhara are normally on time, though bad weather conditions may cause flight delay or even cancellation. In such scenario, Extollo Adventures will attempt to get you on a chartered helicopter to avoid flight delays or alternative ways to get you in planned destinations. All additional cost would be your responsibility which could be $400 USD or more depending on the number of people on the flight.

      We already schedule one extra day into your trip as a buffer day in Kathmandu in case of such flight delays or cancellations. However, we also suggest you add a couple of additional days at the end of your trip in case of any delays.

    • Travel Insurance

      It is mandatory for joining any of
      the Extollo Adventures trips is that all clients must be insured, it is
      strongly recommended that the policy also covers personal liability,
      cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. We require
      that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency
      repatriation. There could be comprehensive expenses that might incur due to
      medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue,
      and treatment costs). Please note that we do not arrange or sell insurance.

    • Extra Expenses and Exclusions

      Extra personal expenses on the trip may include showering, recharging batteries, bottled/boiled water, soda, alcoholic beverages, tipping, visa fees, recreational expenses and other services not listed. Typically trekkers spend around $10 to $20 USD on a daily basis. Following are the items with extra costs during the trek:

      • All the meals (B/L/D) are included in the trek but only breakfast is included while you are in Kathmandu thus, lunch and dinner may cost you $10-15 USD per meal.
      • Tip for the guide and porter after the trek which maybe around 8-10% of your trip cost.
      • Drinking water can cost between $1 and $4 a bottle in the mountains (it gets more expensive towards base camp). Or you may bring water tablets and treat the water during the trek, which costs around $2.
      • Other services like wifi ($3 to $5 per hour), hot showers ($4 to $6) and charging electric devices ($1 to $3 an hour) are available in few tea houses.
      • In case of unforeseen events like bad weather conditions and eventual flight cancellations, you are responsible for extra hotel nights and meals in Kathmandu or Lukla.
      • For the visa fees, please check Visa and Passport Information.
    • Solo Travelers

      Generally, we do not charge solo travelers any extra charge. You will be paired up with another traveler of same gender and hotel room will be provided on twin sharing basis in Kathmandu. On request, you will be provided a single room in Kathmandu with an extra charge. Similarly, you will need to share a room with same gender group member in tea houses during the trek. Upon request and if available we can arrange private rooms during trekking with a small single supplement charge.

      Autumn (Sept to Nov) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for Annapurna Circle Trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some quality time with nature then taking this trip during winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) could also be an option. However, the temperature during winter could be harsh enough to obstruct the high passes with ice and snow. Trekking in the Summer or Monsoon seasons (June to Aug) will be affected by rain but the Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.

    Trip Faqs

    Find below the answers to all your possible questions.
    • LEADERS AND STAFF ARRANGEMENTS

      How is the staff trained for the Himalayan treks?

      All our guides are proficient in English, government licensed and professionally certified. They are local, Nepali mountain experts with multiple years of expertise in the mountains. They are incredibly knowledgeable about the mountains and their minute details. Our staff gets constant training and understands the way of running quality trips that exceed expectations. Our guides are selected based on their technical proficiency, proven safety records, impeccable judgment, and their friendly demeanor. They are well trained in first aid and personal protection equipments. Our guides practice Responsible Tourism in the trek guided by the principles of ecotourism and sustainable tourism. We train them in the following major courses:

      • Intensive Wilderness First Aid KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project)
      • Trekking Guide Training – Nepal Government’s Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation Department of Hotel Management and Tourism Training Center of Nepal.
      • Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet TAAN (Trekking Agents Association of Nepal)
      • English Language – KEEP
      • Conservation and Biodiversity – KEEP
      • Rock and Ice Climbing and Mountaineering (optional) by Nepal Mountaineering Association.

      How many guides and porters will be accompanying us on the trek?

      For this trek, there will be one leader, assistant guides (4 trekkers:1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter). The arrangement has been made in such a way that even if anyone within the group falls sick or cannot continue with the trek due to some reason, the trip can still go on as planned.

      How much weight is the porter allowed to carry on the trek?

      According to IPPG (International Porter Protection Group), the maximum weight a porter is liable to carry is 30 kg. Since we use two trekkers: 1 porter ratio during trekking trips, the porter will take a maximum of 15 kilograms for each trekker. However, you will carry your own daypacks. If you carefully pack only necessary items as suggested in our packing list, it should not be difficult to keep your primary packages below 15 kg each, even with the more sturdy sleeping bag.

    • WHO CAN GO?

      I do not have trekking experience. Can I do the EBC trek? How difficult is it?

      You need to be in good shape and have an ability to walk 6 – 7 hours uphill and downhill per day. This trekis suitable for passionate trekkers. positive attitude, excellent health, and strong determination is required for successful finish. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. Besides, it is advisable to trek with a highly reputed trek operator like us, with experienced guides who can help you with significant mental preparation with a personal touch.

      Regarding the difficulty, the only challenging factor is the altitude. Our Everest Base Camp trek itinerary provides ample time for acclimatization. Neither ropes nor ice picks are needed forthis trip and no vertical climbs are involved. Novice travelers in a good physical shape, who exercise regularly, has positive attitude and has healthy heart and lungscan easily complete this adventurous trip.

      Are there any age limits for Himalayan trekking?

      There is no official age limit for trekking in the Himalayas as long as our participants are healthy and mentally committed to complete the adventure. We are experienced in operating treks for families with kids as young as 9 years old and elderly trekkers in their 80s. This is a moderate trek with a well acclimatized and carefully crafted itinerary. We advise our trekkers to have good physical fitness, exercise regularly, have positive attitude and strong determination in addition to having an excellent health for a successful Himalayan trek.

    Tour Reviews

    5 - Based on 1 Reviews

    Perfect

    Benjamin Roy

    2018

    A fun-filled adventure in the Annapurna region

    I just loved this trekking experience.. I traveled Nepal last April to spend some memorable holidays including trek..it was fantastic! World heritage sightseeing in Kathmandu valley kicked off my journey in the best possible way. Everything was managed very nicely, hotel room in Kathmandu was not less than a luxury and tea houses in the mountains were accommodating. Our trek leader Rishi was very very helpful and made our journey more knowledgeable. The views of Annapurna were simply astonishing, and the friendly locals of those beautiful villages made our trek full of joy. Thanks to Extollo for operating our trip flawlessly!

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