Trek Highlights

  • Descend into one of the deepest gorge’s in the world – the Kali Gandhaki
  • Summit 5,400 m over Thorung La, the highest point of the trek
  • En route, you pass along lush paddy fields and subtropical woodlands, view the stunning mountain backdrop, numerous waterfalls and Tibetan fortresses clinging to rocky cliffs.
  • The temple and 108 waterspouts at Muktinath are sacred to Hindus and form part of the cultural history of Nepal. Hindus consider Muktinath temple to be a source of the celestial energy.
  • Experience one of the intriguing part of the trek as we walk side to side with a wobbly incline and then trek down to Thorung La Pass situated at the altitude of 5416m
  • The picturesque hamlets along the naturally rich terrain like Pisang, Chame, Yak Kharka amongst others provide you an opportunity to admire the affluent Buddhist culture of this region.
  • On this adventurous and beautiful trip present boundless vista of world’s highest peaks with close up views of Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545ft) Annapurna South (7,219m-23,693ft), Gangapurna (7,455m-24,457ft) and Annapurna III (7,555m-24,787ft) Lamjung Himal 6,931 m, Mt. Manaslu 8,163 m, Pisang peak 6,091m, Chulu East 6,584 m, Chulu West 6,419m
    Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,167 meters with adjacent Nilgiris, Tukuche peaks and Vara Shikar / Annapurna Fang with Mt. Machhapuchhre ‘Fish-Tail’ 6,997 m.
  • Home to different kind of animals and birds such as Mountain goat (Thar), Leopards, Jackal, Marten, Deer, Langur; 440 species of Birds such as Pheasant, Longtail birds, etc. 

Trek Overview

Annapurna Circuit trek is considered as one of the best long treks in the world. Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) completed alternative trekking route in 2006 and named them NATT (New Annapurna Trekking Trails) and finally back in 2012 NATT was renamed to Natural Annapurna Trekking trail. Nepal Sanctuary Treks use new NATT trail to trek to south of Annapurna and to avoid the road.

Since Annapurna circuit opened to foreign trekkers in 1977, the Annapurna Circuit Trek has become renowned as one of the most spectacular trekking routes in the world with lush green valleys and charming villages with remarkable snow-capped views of the white Himalayas as a backdrop.

Also recognized as a classic Himalayan trek, the climax of circuit trek is traversing crossing Annapurna massif reaching the zenith at formidable Thorong La Pass- the highest pass of the world. The attractive view of the mountains like Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Nilgiri, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri and other adjacent peaks from the pass is extremely dazzling.

Moreover, it is at the very edge of the Tibetan plateau and affords unsurpassed panoramic views of Annapurna peaks. Standing in a popular spiritual hub – Muktinath and admiring the views of mountains around this place is a wonderful experience. The eternal flame burning in the temple is a majestic view to see. Furthermore, Annapurna Circuit Trek also takes us to Manang, Jomsom region which again gets us acquainted with the diverse Nepalese landscape and culture.

This magnificent trek leads you to the picturesque hamlet, inhabited by a wide diversity of people from different ethnic groups, offering spectacular and majestic views of the Himalayas. The Annapurna Circuit trek trails through series of settlements around Annapurna region which comprises the community of wide ethical group such as Gurung, Sherpa, Magars, Thakali.

This is an unmatched trek that combines the Marsyangdi Valley and the sacred Kali Gandaki Valley.  We trek through the world’s deepest Kali Gandaki gorge with Annapurna I rising to 8091 m to the east and Dhaulagiri soaring at 8167 m to the west. Literally, it is hard to define the magnificence of the mountains and the sense of wonder you feel walking amongst these giants, you cannot justly be described by words or captured by a picture.

Our Annapurna circuit trekking commences as you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport followed by beautiful Kathmandu Introductory tour around the culturally affluent capital city of Kathmandu. Annapurna circuit trekking starts at Besisahar as we follow our trails through raging Marshyangdi river valley.

Observing the nature at its best from energizing forest walks, deepest gorges of Kaligandaki to picturesque landscapes along with cultural insights, we march further towards challenging Thorung la pass at a high elevation of 5416 meters above sea level. This pass holds both threats as well as excitement to the trekkers, enough to get you Goosebumps. And finally, arrive at the prominent pilgrimage site of Muktinath. Along the way, we will be embracing abundant of blessings from Muktinath all the way to the windy town of Jomsom. From Jomsom, we take a scenic flight to Pokhara and onto Kathmandu.

Annapurna circuit trekking is a challenging trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal that needs quite a good level of fitness level with that desire towards discovering new places and conquering an ultimate high pass.

Join Annapurna circuit trekking in Nepal during the spring and autumn season for best trekking holidays with Nepal Sanctuary Treks.

Annapurna Circuit Trek

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Note: Below trekking hours, altitudes and distances are approximate, and absolutely for the general idea only.

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Itinerary

  1. Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1,302m/4,270ft)

    Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International airport, our representative will be awaiting you to welcome with Nepal Sanctuary Treks placard. You will be then escorted and transfer to hotel. Further details and short preliminary briefing will be provided after transferring to the hotel. Stay overnight in Hotel.

    Highlights:

    • Arrival at charming and exotic city engrossed with ancient temples and tradition. Fused with lively markets and the bustle of spice sellers and merchants.
  2. Day 02: Optional Morning tour to ancient marketplace and visit world’s UNESCO Heritage sites

    After breakfast, we will start our fresh morning by wandering Ason and Indrachowk marketplaces to get a glimpse of traditional Nepalese life. You’ll witness the bustle of the market, see how locals purchase the products and haggle for a bargain. Whilst walking around enjoy the lively and vibrant atmosphere this local market has to offer.

    We walk through a narrow alley and see people rushing. Observe the first hand the local produce people from Nepal actually purchase. You will also take in the sights and smells of the market. Your friendly tour guide will explain in full detail all the products and procedures you will see. There is plenty of opportunities to buy something for your selves and lots of photo opportunities to capture in your camera.

    Next, we head towards Kathmandu Durbar Square, also called Hanuman Dhoka Durbar, and used to be the residence of the Nepali royal family and administrators. This ancient sites situated in the traditional heart of Kathmandu that incorporates an architecturally extraordinary complex of ancient palaces, temples, courtyards, and shrines dating from the 15th to the 18th century.

    The most revered places of Kathmandu Durbar Square is the three-storied temple named Kumari Bahal. The structured like a typical Newari Vihara. In this house lives Kumari, a girl who is respected as the living goddess. During the festival of Indra Jatra, the Kumari is paraded around the square in a custom-built gilded chariot and worshipped by the people.

    The tallest temple of Kathmandu valley ‘Taleju Bhawani’ built in 1549 AD. This temple is deliberated to be the most outstanding work of art in the Durbar square and considered to be the royal goddess.

    Jagannath temple built in the 16th century is well-known for erotic carvings, and the Hanuman Dhoka (the royal palace) is situated in Kathmandu Durbar Square.

    Kalbhairav is considered to be the destructor form of Lord Shiva. Built in the 17th century, this, 10 ft. high stone statue of terrifyingly portrayed Kal Bhairav is sited near Jagannath temple.

    Temple of Shiva Parvati, rectangular in shape enshrines Nava Durga, a group of goddesses on the ground floor. It has a wooden image of Shiva and Parvati at the window of the upper floor looking out at passerby in Durbar Square.

    Swayambhunath:

    You are then taken to Swayambhunath (monkey temple) which is the magnificent ancient religious architecture and center faith of Hinduism and Buddhism. Its lofty white dome and dazzling golden spire are visible from far and wide. Upon arriving at the top, you can hear the Buddhist songs “Om Mani Padme Hum” resound everywhere. The candles and the aromatic fragrance of incense that burns constantly create a serene vibe, and we can turn the enormous prayer wheels which encircle the stupa.

    Boudhanath:

    Buddhist shrine of Boudhanath, one of the largest stupa in Nepal as well as the sacred Buddhist sites in Kathmandu. You will observe the monk chant in the prayer hall while people lighting butter lamps and reciting mantras. You can see the vibrant prayer flags tied

    to the stupa that conveys mantras and prayers into the universe while fluttering in the wind. Traditionally, prayer flags come in sets of five, one in each of five colors. The five colors signify the elements and the Five Pure Lights.

    Pashupatinath:

    Further, we visit Pashupatinath temple, a Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva located on the bank of Bagmati River. You can see elaborately dressed holy men meditatingoutside the temple and pilgrims placing offerings at the shrines. You can also observe people performing the religious ritual and funeral pyres burn at open-air cremation.

    After visiting fascinating cultural heritage sites, you will transfer back to Hotel. The evening can either be spent strolling the marketplaces in Kathmandu or resting at the hotel.

  3. Day 03: Kathmandu – Besi Sahar (760m/2,493ft) – Syange (1,100m/3,608 ft.)Drive 8-9 hrs.

    Early morning after breakfast, we will head to Besi Sahar on a private vehicle. A long scenic ride offer spectacular mountain views. We follow raging Trishuli River and again the next river Marsyangdi River.  Along the way you get to see some rafting boats on the river with many people enjoying with rafting

    Once you arrive at Besishar the majestic mountains start to appear Then we continue to pass the village like Khudi, Bhulbhule, Ngadi all the way to Syange.

    Highlights:

    • Pass through quaint villages, paddy fields, tropical forests and varied range of flora and fauna
    • Enjoy the serene waterfall at Syange
    • Get opportunities to capture amazing green landscapes, mountains, and waterfalls raising above the raging Marsyangdi River
    • This drive gives you some insight of the rural people – their lifestyle and their culture. 
    • Stunning views of Himalchuli along the way following the harmonious sound of Khudi river.
    • You will be treated with lovely views of Mount Annapurna II, Mount Macchapuchhre and Mount Lamjung from Syange village
  4. Day 04: Syange – Tal (1,675 m/ 5,495 feet), 6 hrs. trek

    The following morning after breakfast we make our way towards Tal. Take a steady ascend along the motorway and then taking descend path takes you to Jagat. Further, we trek towards Chamje where we will stop for lunch. After lunch, we march towards descend trail along the Marsyangdi River and cross the suspension bridge.

    As you ascend you can see the cliff onto other side of the trail. Though we have a steep walk today, the waterfalls and suspension bridges over the torrential Marsyandi River act as motivation for you to carry on.  

    Further, we take an additional steep climb up to top from the tea house. The top ridge is the borderline of Manang and Lamjung. We will enter the valley of Manang district from a stone arch gateway. As you gaze through the arch and onto the extensive valley below perched by the side of the meandering river below was our destination, Tal.

    Tal is a beautiful village, mainly made up of lodges and old houses. Behind the village is a huge waterfall which offers nice photo opportunities. Tal was a bit of a change of scenery – the village was on a flat by a section of the river that looks like a lake (tal means “lake”).

    Highlights:

    • Observe Gurung  and Tibetan people and culture at Tal
    • We trek past the Marshyangdi River Valley through a rocky trail till we reach Tal
    • Cross shaky suspension bridge
    • Visit Monastery and waterfall
    • Enjoy a panoramic view of the Himalayas along the way

     

     

     

  5. Day 05: Tal- Danaque (2,210m/7,251ft.) 4-5 hours

    After breakfast, we walk an easy trail and cross the suspension bridge. Further, take ascend and trek through motorway where you reach Dharapani. Your TIMS permit will be checked by police at Dharapani Bazar. Then, pass Dharapani and take steady climb up to Danaque. Danaque is a long village stretched over more than 1km with several lodges.

    . Highlights:

    • We follow the Marshyangdi River through forests and steep hills towards Danaque village
    • Observe Tibetan and Gurung culture
    • There are several villages and farmlands along the way where we can drink tea and gather stamina while the backdrop of the river and the woodlands, apple orchard will keep you engaged during the walk.
  6. Day 06: Danaque – Chame (2,700m/8,858ft) 6-7 hrs trek

    After breakfast, we take to ascend and follow the south bank of the river climbing to Syal Khola (the river of jackals) at 2,210 meters. After which we will cross the river over a cemented bridge. Further take steep ascend through forest of walnut trees and landslide areas. Then you reach at Temang village, where you can see the great views of Lamjung Himal (6,983m), Annapurna II and Annnapurna IV. The climate and vegetation will change once you arrive at Temang. Then follow motorway passing several local villages, pine forest and fields all the way to Chame. Chame is a district headquarter of Manang with a bank, police headquarters, district administration. There is a hot water spring at Chame that will make you relief from pain.

    Highlights:

    • Pass through walnut trees, beautiful villages, pine forests and fields
    • On the way to Chame, we will see the renowned Dudh Khola pouring from the south face of Mt Manaslu
    • Majestic backdrops of Lamjung Himal (6,983m), Annapurna II and Annapurna IV along the way
    • The pine forest smell amazing along the trail and you can find waterfalls and rivers all around that make your trek serene and revitalize.

     

  7. Day 07: Chame – Pisang (3,190m/10,465ft) 5-6hrs trek

    After breakfast, we leave Chame behind and trek towards Pisang. During this walk, we will see the first sight of gigantic Paungda Danda rock face, which is curved like a bowl shape.  Further cross the Marsyandi River via suspension bridge and walk through planted fields to Teleku and Bratang. Bratang village is famous on the trail for its apples run by community. Here, you can refresh yourself by drinking organic apple juice. Further trek through level path crossing Marsyandi River.

    Our path steepens as we climb passing teahouses and reach Dhukur Pokhari. We will stop for lunch and enjoy the close view of Pisang peak, Annapurna II, IV, and several other unnamed peaks. After lunch, we leave the main road and cross over one of three bridges. There is a huge meadow which provides an easy terrain to hike.  Once we take a final ascend we reach our today’s destination, Upper Pisang. You will notice the vegetation and landscape is very different this high from the sea level

    Highlights:

    • The Upper Pisang is a typical quaint village in the Manang region. It has a large prayer wheel in the center and situated opposite the remarkable Annapurna II.
    • Past through meadow where you can see the yak grazing in the field
    • Marvelous views of the mountains like Lamjung Himal, Pisang peak, Annapurna II, IV and several other peaks
    • Crossing over several swing bridge
    • You will be surrounded by a dense forest of aromatic pine trees and pass through many apple farms
    • There are amply of snow-capped peaks standing high above the rushing turquoise river. 
  8. Day 08: Pisang – Manang (3,500m/11,482ft) 6-7hrs trek

    Leaving Pisang behind, we trek to major villages of Manang district, the environment will become colder and drier as we climb upwards. There are two ways to reach Manang; we will take the upper trail that offers us the best views of the mountains, if you wish to take the lower trail it will take (5hrs) to reach our destination.

    After having hearty breakfast, we walk through levelled trail then steep climb up to Ghyaru where you will come across with beautiful chorten. Overlooking the valley with perfect vistas of Annapurna III, IV, Chulu Far east, Pisang peak, Gyaru is a typical village with most houses having flat roofs. It is bounded by several fields of buckwheat and barley and gompas.

    Further we walk a level path and from the top of the ridge, you can see grand views of Humde village with its short air-strip and the great peaks of Gangapurna, Annapurna II & III, Tilicho and on the right Chulu east, on the back Pisang peak and mountaineering school.

    Walking further you will reach at Ngawal where we stop for lunch. After lunch we take a shorter descent to rejoin the main trail and continue to trek towards Braga where you can see traditionally built up Tibetans style of houses and if can be visited the monastery, it has an exceptional display of sculptures, beautiful masks, Thanka, and the sacred manuscripts.

    After an hour walk you will arrive at our final destination, Manang. As we entered the Manang valley we could see ancient times monasteries, cave dwellings, and majestic mountain vistas.  We passed yak meadows with shrines in the center, and signs displaying Ice Lake and Milarepa Cave. 

    Highlights:

    • You can observe the carvings in Tibetan stating a Buddhist Mantra or Sutra on painted rocks in several places usually, nearby villages or pilgrimage spots,
    • Manang is a tight compact village of about 500 flat-roofed houses set among spectacular scenery.
    • We will have an excellent view of most of the Annapurna range, Chulu Far east, Pisang peak
    • Visit monastery and observe traditional Tibetan style house along the way
    • Birds-eye view of Humde village with short air-strip from the top of the ridge.
    • Rocky cliffs and not so many trees as you approach Manang.
    • You can see birds like eagle and falcon on the way
    • The people of the Manang district herd yaks and raise crops for part of the year
  9. Day 09: Rest and acclimatization day in Manang

    Today is an important day for acclimatization as the next few days we will trek in higher altitudes and altitude sickness can be a problem. We spend a day acclimatizing in Manang by doing some walks and sightseeing around the village Day treks around Manang will be organized today, the best options for today’s trek is Gangapurna Lake, the turquoise glacial lake from the Gangapurna glacier. For acclimatization, we hike above the lake where there is a Chongkor viewpoint which offers spectacular mountains views and the majestic Gangapurna Lake itself. Towards the end of the day, we return to our accommodation for a night’s rest

    Highlights:

    • Visit a monastery and Gangapurna Lake, exceptionally beautiful blue-green lake fed by the glacier
    • Come across with Yak, blue sheep along the way.
    • You might encounter with snow leopard.

    Spectacular view of Annapurna II, Annapurna III (7,555 meters), Gangapurna (7,454 meters) to the South – Tilicho (7,132 meters) and the Grand Barrier to the West – Chulu West (6,583 meters) and Chulu East (6,059 meters) to the North

  10. Day 10: Manang – Yak Kharka (4,090m/13,418ft) 3-4hrs

    After an early breakfast, we head towards Yak Kharka. The trail takes to a steady ascend to the Tenki Manang for closer vistas of the Annapurna, Gangapurna and Tilicho peak. The trail slowly winds up offering awe-inspiring vistas and through terrains with juniper bushes and trek further up to finally reach Yak Kharka. Since it is shorter trek today so that it helps everyone in acclimatization and reaching Yak Kharkha earlier will give us the opportunity to explore around the village. We can either walk up the valley and back to the lodge or climb the ridge behind the village.

    Highlights:

    • View of Annapurna III, Pisang ,Gangapurna 
    • Encounter with several yaks with beautiful red earrings perched on the mountainsides around us
    • You can observe the trail is full of porters and horses carrying supplies to higher destinations on the trail.
    • We cross the river on a wooden bridge and past ancient Mani wall in a pleasant meadow before arriving at another small village – Yak Kharka
  11. Day 11: Yak Kharka – Thorong Phedi (4,490m/14,730ft) 3-4hrs trek

    Today is another short trek day; the trek takes us to the foot of Thorang La Pass at Thorang Phedi. This is a small yet busy settlement catering to the needs of tired trekkers and climbers From Yak Kharka, you feel a steady rise in the trail. After an hour walk takes you to Letdar by crossing the long suspension bridge. Then continue to take easy climb along the east bank of the Jarang Khola to Thorung Phedi. Further, we follow a narrow trail across a high, unstable slope crossing landslide and stone fall area before moving to Thorong Phedi.

    It is advised to be very cautious while crossing these areas. Once you reach at Thorong Phedi, you can either hike up to Thorong High camp for acclimatization or rest in Thorong Phedi.

    Highlights:

    • You can see the herd of blue sheep grazing around the lodge
    • Enjoy amazing view of mountains and landscapes along the trail
    • We pass through rocky cliffs and arid land
    • You can see Yaks, Eagles, and horse along the way
    • You pass across the bridge to the right bank of Thorong Khola 
    • The area from Letdar to Thorong Phedi has fantastic beauty. The valley is narrow steep with multicolored slopes on both sides with different shades of oranges, yellows, and browns.
  12. Day 12: Thorong Phedi – Thorong La (5,416 metres (17,769 ft)) – Muktinath (3,800m /12,467ft) 8-9hrs trek

    We will leave Phedi early in the morning for the challenging trek through Thorong La. Crossing the pass early would be a better idea as the weather can affect the trek during noon, it will take us 4 to 5 hours to reach the pass.

    At the Thorong La pass, with its traditional prayer flags and stone cairn, you will have outstanding views. You can enjoy the view of the Annapurna, Gangapurna and Khatung Kang, a heavily glaciated peak. You will reach a tea shop from where we start to descend. After the trail becomes less steep we will enter grassy fields and cross pastures where you can see the view of Dhaulagiri range and several other mountains. Finally, we arrive at Muktinath where we will stay overnight.

    Highlights:

    • Cross Thorong La Pass (5,416m), the highest point of Annapurna Circuit Trek.
    • Capture the moment in your camera and explore the area.
    • Muktinath is a popular pilgrimage among Hindu and Buddhist devotees of Nepal and India. The temple attracts thousands of devotees annually.
    • Walk on your own pace viewing with sunrise and glimpse of the mountains.
    • Picturesque scenery and down to the Mustang part of mountains and the Kaligandaki valley far below to the West.
    • Photo opportunity from this vantage point
  13. Day 13: Muktinath – Jomsom (2,800m/9,186ft) 3-4hrs trek

    From Muktinath, we commence our return journey gradually walking along the ridge with unparalleled sights of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Nilgiri Peak (7,061m), Tilicho Peak (7,134m), Annapurna I (8,091m), and so on.

     Descending along the bare hills on a sandy path, we reach Lupra Village, which is one of the oldest settlements of this region. In Lupra village, we visit the 11th-century Lupra Monastery, where we can see the paintings of the various deities of Tibetan Buddhism. From Lupra, we descend alongside Panda River until we reach a suspension bridge below Ekle Bhatti. Then an easy walk along the Kali Gandaki River takes us back to the windy town of Jomsom

    Highlights:

    • Visit Muktinath, pilgrim site for 3000 years where you can get an opportunity to observe small earth fissure water and natural gas pours out, the latter burning in a little flame and listen to the gargling soft sound of the water
    • Amazing walk along the Gandaki river where you can find an ammonite
    • Enjoy the surreal view of Nilgiri Himal peak and Dhaulagiri along the way.
  14. Day 14: Fly to Pokhara and on to Kathmandu

    After a short flight we reach Kathmandu and will have free leisure time either to rest or explore Kathmandu Valley. You can spend the day rest or catch up on some last minute shopping or shop for some locally made handicrafts and souvenirs. Stay overnight in Hotel.

    Highlights:

    • Scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara
    • Stroll the streets of Kathmandu, which provides a captivating mosaic of shops, cafes and restaurants, food markets and avenue vendors and bewildering collection of colorful temples and shrine
  15. Day 15: Back home

    It is time to fly back to home keeping all the terrifying experiences of Nepal in mind.

    The representative from Nepal Sanctuary Treks will transfer you to TIA airport where you should check-in 3 hours prior to your scheduled flight.

     

Fast Facts

  • Max altitude :  (5,400m/17,716ft)
  • Suitably designed itinerary for acclimatization
  • Accommodation in the best-selected lodges and tea houses along the trail and in Kathmandu
  • Crossing Thorong La, one of the most challenging pass
  • Views of Annapurna Range, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Gangapurna and Tilicho Lake
  • Traditional villages inhabited by Gurung, Thakali, Tamang, etc
  • The fauna found in the region- pika, blue sheep, and Himalayan Tahr. 
  • One of the most popular trekking route of Nepal

What's Included

  • Airport transfers,
  • Private transfer to/from trek point   
  • Internal flight: Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu
  • 3 nights at ***Hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast,
  • Tea house lodge trek with breakfast
  • Trek Permits & Annapurna Conservation Fee,
  • Staff insurance on the trek,
  • Trek guide & porter/s
  • Duffel bag
  • Map

What's not Included

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu, Pokhara and on trek (approx. US$ 20 per day)
  • Beverages
  • Personal equipment, 
  • Personal bills, 
  • International airfare
  • Excess baggage beyond 15 kilos including day pack Visa fee: US$ 25 for 15 days and US$ 40 for 30 days multiple entries
  • Insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects), Liability insurance
  • Tips
  • Optional Kathmandu Sightseeing tour 

 

Most Common FAQs

  1. 1 . Why choose Annapurna Circuit trek ?

    The Annapurna Circuit is a trek within the Annapurna mountain range of central Nepal. The trek is considered one of the best treks in the world as because of the scenery the trek offers. You will trek through a wide variety of climate zones and cross Thronog La pass, experience Tibetan culture of Manang and lower Mustang. The trek offers much more than just trekking.

  2. 2 . How fit do I need to be for this trek?

    You will be walking for minimum of 5 – 7hrs a day, you don’t have to really fit but the minimum level of fitness is required as the trek is not an easy one. You do have to be healthy and mentally prepared for trekking in this region although it doesn’t require mountaineering skills.

  3. 3 . What is the best time of the year for this trek?

    The trek is possible throughout the year. However, autumn and spring are the best seasons; choose to trek in autumn (Sep-Nov) as spring is busy with expedition stuff.

  4. 4 . Why should I trek with Nepal Sanctuary Treks (NST)?

    We (NST) believe in socially and environmentally responsible, sustainable tourism. Our personalized services are guided by these principles and our 27 yrs of experience in the field of trekking is invaluable in giving our clients quality service. Our itineraries are suitably designed for acclimatization and we use the best selected lodges through the trail and in Kathmandu.

  5. 5 . Can children trek in this region or are there any age restrictions?

    Yes, children can trek as there is no age restrictions. Nepal Sanctuary Trek can design suitable trekking itinerary for all age group above 8yrs. However, for children fewer than 8 can have high time trekking for longer period of time and altitude sickness can be a problem.

  6. 6 . What to take for the trek (clothes, personal kits)?

    To make it easier for you Nepal Sanctuary Treks have prepared you a kit check list, you can have a look at it below:

  7. 7 . Do I need travel insurance covered while trekking/traveling in Nepal?

    Insurance is a compulsion as anything can happen in the trek; for emergency rescue, personal liabilities, cancellation, loss of luggage and other reasons if necessary.

  8. 8 . How much weight do I have to carry or how much will my porter carry?

    You can bring as much as clothes you want but extra luggage is not required for the trek, you can leave your extra luggage in Kathmandu or Pokhara’s hotel. For the trek you can carry enough clothes you require in your backpack or carry only the camera, water bottle few clothes etc in your backpack. The potter can carry your extra duffle bag clothes which can weigh up to 15 to 30kg and a camping porter carries up to 30kg. However the local domestic flights allows maximum of 18kg per person.

  9. 9 . What medical facilities are there on Annapurna Circuit trek?

    In case of emergency you need to get evacuated by helicopter to Kathmandu, you need to take proper care of your health. Anyways, you will find small clinics along the trek, one at Manang and other at Jomsom (these clinics only check minor sickness). However, you need to bring your medicine (if any) and a first aid box will be provided by Nepal Sanctuary Treks, also your guide will be trained for first aid in case of emergency.
    For further enquiries you can contact Nepal Sanctuary Treks at:

Reviews

“It’s been a great trip! I just wanted to know how fantastic your team were-I would not have made it without their support and encouragement! Its hardest thing I have ever done but I feel so proud that I accomplished Annapurna Circuit Trek. “ 

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Claire Tait,

We returned to the UK all intact and have returned to work but still remember what a fabulous trek we had to ABC.  A big thank you to you and to Gopal for looking after us so well.  It was truly a trip of a lifetime and made all the better by having such competent, professional and personable guides.

I am already thinking about what is next and I would like to consider something a bit more adventurous but need your advice.  I have always rock climbed and managed a little ice climbing about 30 years ago!!  What sort of expedition would you recommend that might include a low-level peak or something a bit more technical?

Thank you again for all your help and support.

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Dominic Wish, United Kingdom