Annapurna Circuit Trekking - 21 Days

Trip Overview

Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Annapurna Circuit Trekking is amongst the few treks that combines different landscapes, undulated and adventurous sections, extensive biodiversity and, flora and fauna besides the cultural variations of the inhabiting communities. From the lush valleys of Pokhara and Kali Gandaki River to the mysteries of Manang, Muktinath and Marpha, this trekking experience shall leave you truly mesmerized and smiling. Beautiful waterfalls and lush valleys, colorful and lively villages, close up views of Annapurna massifs, unique Fishtail Mountain, Dhaulagiri Mountain and several others, and the challenging Thorang La Pass (5416m) with fabulous view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu, decorate this trekking trail of Annapurna Circuit Trekking.

Annapurna Circuit Trekking circumambulates the amphitheatre of Annapurna massifs in anti-clockwise direction starting the trek from Khudi which is near Besi Sahar, the administrative headquarters of Lamjung District. Gradually exploring the villages less influenced by the ills of development and through the trails with beautiful waterfalls, green and lush landscapes, the trail enters Tibetan influenced settlements of Manang and heads into the Mustang district over the challenging yet inspiring Thorang La Pass decorated with prayer flags and providing beautiful view of lofty peaks. You shall then experience exemplary religious harmony in the surroundings of sacred Muktinath Temple before moving onto the Marpha village, famous for delicious apples and local elixir made from apple, through the trail that turns windy in the afternoon. Through another famous settlement of Jomsom, you shall explore the natural hot-springs in Tatopani, trek past the one of the deepest gorges of the world (the gorge made by Kali Gandaki River) after Kalopani village and wander around Ghorepani before moving on to the villages at lower altitude including Tikhedhunga and beautiful Poonhill. Complete your Annapurna Circuit Trekking in Pokhara valley and move on to Kathmandu before leaving for the respective onward destinations. En route you shall enjoy the lively countryside of Nepal near Khudi, cross vertigos suspension bridges and subtropical forests, walk through stone stairs at several places, explore beautiful apple orchards in Brathang, Marpha  and other villages and marvel at excellent views of the Himalayas accompanying the entire trail.

Annapurna Circuit Trekking is graded as moderate to adventurous trekking trail with the maximum elevation at Thorang La Pass (5416m). In the trail that offers an original trademark and diverse cultural characteristics of Nepal, you need to have above average physical fitness, mental endurance and openness to enjoy the diversity offered. Though this trail can be embarked upon round the year, September to December and March to May are the best seasons. Get the best out of this exciting trail by joining the quality professional team of Nepal Trekking Planner. We also organize other activities such as trekking, tours, peak climbing and more for groups of elders and families with children. Enjoy hassle-free holiday in Nepal with our team.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft )-Hotel (D)

Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu -Hotel (B/B)

Day 03: Drive to Khudi (850m/2788ft) about 08 hrs drive via Besi-Sahar( 823m/2700ft)-Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 04: Trek to Sirung (2200m/7217ft) 5-6 hrs walk -Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 05: Trek to Chamje (1425m/4675ft) 4-5 hrs walk -Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 06: Trek to Dharapani (1930m/6332ft) 5-6 hrs walk -Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 07: Trek to Chame (2660 m/8730ft) 4-5 hrs walk -Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 08: Trek to Pisang (3185m/10450ft) 4-5 hrs walk -Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 09: Trek to Manang (3480m/11420ft) 4-5 hrs walk -Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 10: Acclimatization day in Manang-Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 11: Trek to Churilattar (4180m/13714ft) 4-5 hrs walk -Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 12: Trek to Churi Lattar to Thorang Phedi(4447m/14600ft) 3-4 hrs or Thorang High Camp (4910m/16109ft) 4-5 hrs walk -Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 13: Trek to Muktinath (3700m/12140ft) via Throng-La (5416m/17770ft) 6-7 hrs walk -Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 14: Trek to Marpha (2660m/8728ft) via Kagbeni 5-6 hrs walks -Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 15: Trek to Kalopani (2530m/8300ft) 4-5 hrs walks -Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 16: Trek to Tatopani (1190m/3905ft) 5-6 hrs walk -Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 17: Trek to Gorepani (2780m/9121ft) 6-7 hrs walks -Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 18: Trek to TTirkhedhunga (1570m/5150ft) via Poonhill (3210 m/10532ft) 4-5 hrs.-Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 19: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara (820m/2690ft) about 4 hrs walk and 1 and half hrs drive-Hotel (B/L)

Day 20: Drive to Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft) 7 hrs drive -Hotel (B/B)

Day 21: Final departure -(B)

B/B = Bed & Breakfast, B = Breakfast, B/L/D = Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Detail Itinerary

“Ready-Made itinerary presented in website can be operated for individuals, couples and small groups on a private tailor-made basis, starting on a date of your choice. Itinerary is on the basis of tea-house trekking but it can be operated as Camp Trek. Please contact Trekking Planner to discuss about your tour plan.”

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft) -Hotel (D)

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, a representative of Nepal Trekking Planner shall be waiting for your arrival at the airport terminal. After being greeted and welcomed, you shall then be transferred to your respective hotel and into your rooms so that you can relax your jet lagged body. Later in the evening you can even go for a walk around the iconic area of Thamel and prepare yourself for the sightseeing tour which is scheduled for you tomorrow. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu -Hotel (B/B)

A day to begin the exploration of this enchanting land begins with the exploration of the cultural and administrative capital city of Nepal, the medieval valley of Kathmandu. From the epitome of Hindu faith and one of the most holy temples in the world dedicated to the supreme Lord Shiva, the Pashupatinath Temple to the pilgrimage of Buddhists, the stupas of Boudhanath (one of the largest stupas in the world of its kind) and Swayambhunath (the 14th century stupa, arguably the oldest stupa in the world) travelers have it all in terms of religious heritages and positive vibes radiated by these heritages. The other attraction is the symbol of excellence of Nepalese architecture and reflection of the golden age of Nepalese history, the Royal complex of Patan and the Patan Durbar Square. After exploration of these heritages, we shall also have interaction with the trekking guide for getting information required for the adventure. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive to Khudi (850m/2788ft) about 08 hrs drive via Besi-Sahar (823m/2700ft)-Lodge (B/L/D)

Today you will be picked up from your hotel for the drive to Besi Sahar. Your journey takes you through deep gorges as you trace the Trishuli River westwards. You will pass through the small town of Mugling where the Trishuli and Marshyangdi rivers meet. Stopping for lunch along the way, on arrival in the foothills around Besi Sahar (760m) we begin our trek up to the Gurung village of Khudi (850m). Following the gorge we pass a sprinkling of small hamlets and tropical forest, before making our way across the Khudi Khola to follow the trail north along the Marshyangdi Valley to Khudi (850m). Stay overnight at Khudi.

Day 04: Trek to Sirung (2200m/7217ft) 5-6 hrs walk -Lodge (B/L/D)

After having a breakfast, trek start from Khudi to Sirung (2200m). It takes seven hours walk. Today, Your first day`s walk involves crossing a few suspension bridges, waterfalls, several up and down hill sections, across rice paddies and subtropical forest. Initially, the walk is gradual then it becomes steeper. The mountains that were seen from the Khudi become closer as we walk higher. The villages and people are an interesting mix. On the way to Sirung, we come across an ethnic Tamang settlement, Taranche. We enjoy the close-up views of Nadi Chuli and Manaslu in Sirung. Sirung offers us a home-stay where we also enjoy the cultural program organized by the villagers for the visitors. If the number of visitors is more than four, the group may have to split to stay at different houses for the night. There shall be first glimpses of the gorgeous Manaslu range. Stay overnight at Sirung.

Day 05: Trek to Chamje (1425m/4675ft) 4-5 hrs walk -Lodge (B/L/D)

After breakfast, trek starts from Sirung to Chamje (1,410m). It takes six hours walk. Today, we trek through amphitheater-shaped rice terraces, along a steep vertical cliff, lush forests, and some culturally intriguing villages. Always following the Marshyangdi, we walk in a fantastic landscape through little waterfalls, forests and villages. We will not feel tough until we reach Syange (1100 m), but after Syange the climb gets tougher up to Jagat (1300 m). From Jagat, we make a steep climb to Chamje. Stay overnight at Chamje.

Day 06: Trek to Dharapani (1930m/6332ft) 5-6 hrs walk -Lodge (B/L/D)

After breakfast, trek start from Chamje to Dharapani (1,960m). It takes six hours walk. Today we enter the Manang region passing through fields of corn, barley and potatoes, and then through forests of bamboo and rhododendrons. On the way is the village namely Tal. Tal lies on a flat plain next to the sandy beach and river at the base of a large waterfall. While we are hiking, sometimes we may have to give a pass to a large group of donkey caravan. Stay overnight at Dharapani.

Day 07: Trek to Chame (2660 m/8730ft) 4-5 hrs walk -Lodge (B/L/D)

Following the Marshyangdi River, the trail continues in a westwards direction up the Manang valley. Throughout the day one can enjoy spectacular views of Annapurna II (7937m) and Annapurna IV to the west. Initially the trail climbs through forests to Dhanakyu (2290m) and to the settlement of Lattemarang (2360m) eventually to the village of Kotho (2590m) over several forested ridges. After easy walk for half hour we will reach Chame, the administrative headquarters for the Manang district. Stay overnight at Chame.

Day 08: Trek to Pisang (3185m/10450ft) 4-5 hrs walkDay 08: Trek to Pisang (3185m/10450ft) 4-5 hrs walk -Lodge (B/L/D)

Departing Chame, we cross over to the northern side of the river and follow a relatively easy trail up through apple orchards to the village of Bhratang (2840m), an old Khampa settlement that is largely abandoned these days. From here we then start along a trail that provides us with some of the most dramatic scenery of the journey so far. Blasted through the surrounding rock, the trail leads through a steep, narrow valley, blanketed in dense forest. As we exit the forest and cross the river over a bridge suspended some 3040m above sea level, we are treated to our first view of the spectacular Paungda Danda, a 1500 meter wall of rock that rises up from the river below. After crossing a ridge that lies festooned with prayer flags and stone cairns, we then reach the large village of Pisang. The village is split into lower and upper Pisang and from the gompa at the top of the town there are some lovely views out across the meandering streets and rambling houses of the lower town. Stay overnight at Pisang.

Day 09: Trek to Manang (3480m/11420ft) 4-5 hrs walk -Lodge (B/L/D)

After breakfast trek from Upper Pisang to Manang (3,500m).Today, there are two routes that we can follow today. If taken upper route (we recommend), i.e., the route through Upper Pisang via Geru, the sceneries are outstanding. We feel like we are horizontally in front of the majestic peaks. The panoramic views of the mountain peaks, such as Annapurna, Pisang peak, and several others will definitely allure us. We notice a contrast with the landscape and vegetation from today. The cold, dry climate creates a much harsher environment. A visit to Barge monastery, the largest in the entire district of Manang will be memorable. It takes us about 5 hours of walk. Stay overnight at Manang.

Day 10: Acclimatization day in Manang-Lodge (B/L/D)

We will spend the day in Manang to acclimatize our body with the elevation. Acute mountain sickness could be serious problem in mountain so, it is important to take a day rest here. However it will not be only a day of rest, we recommend visiting around or take a short hike nearby. To adjust to the thinning air and lessening pressure, the day is kept aside for acclimatization to continue upwards towards the Thorong La the next day. On this day, we can walk around to a number of the interesting areas near to Manang, though it also important to rest before the trek to higher altitude. Stay overnight at Manang.

Day 11: Trek to Churilattar (4180m/13714ft) 4-5 hrs walk -Lodge (B/L/D)

After breakfast trek from Manang to Churilattar (4,180m).This is from Manang village, the trail crosses a stream, climbs to a village of Tenki above Manang, and then continues to climb out of the Marshyangdi Valley turning northwest up the valley of Jarsang Khola. The trail follows this valley northward, passing a few pastures, a scrub of juniper trees, as it steadily gains elevation. The trail passes near the small village of Ghunsa, a cluster of flat mud roofs just below the trailhead. Now the trail goes through meadows where horses and yaks graze. After crossing a small river on a wooden bridge, the trail passes an ancient old Mani wall in a pleasant meadow and then reaches another small village of Churilattar. Little but Gradual ascent is the key to avoiding altitude problems. Stay overnight at Churilattar.

Day 12: Trek to Churilattar to Thorong Phedi (4447m/14600ft) 3-4 hrs or Thorong High Camp (4910m/16109ft) 4-5 hrs walk -Lodge (B/L/D)

After breakfast trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,600m).Today, we make our way to the foot of the pass, Throng Phedi today. Thorong Phedi is a small busy settlement catering to the needs of tired trekkers and climbers. People use this point as a base camp. Some people also attempt a hike to the High Camp today so that the next day can be easier for them but we do not recommend attempting High Camp and overnight there because sleeping in higher altitude is not really advisable. Although we will have a tough day tomorrow, we stop at Thorong Phedi so that we can sleep sound rather than a risky sleep in higher altitude at High Camp. It takes three hours walk. Stay overnight at Thorong Phedi.

Day 13: Trek to Muktinath (3700m/12140ft) via Throng-La (5416m/17770ft) 6-7 hrs walkDay 13: Trek to Muktinath (3700m/12140ft) via Throng-La (5416m/17770ft) 6-7 hrs walk -Lodge (B/L/D)

Depending on the fitness and acclimatization, the walk to Thorung La could take less than 4 hours, but we will make a steady climb up to the Thorung La (“la” means “pass”) with the aim to reach the pass in four hours from Phedi. The site one can see upon reaching the pass is of traditional chorten, prayer flags, and cairn, and panorama of Himalayan giants along with the first view of the immense Kali Gandaki valley to the west. As we descend we can have great views of Dhaulagiri (8167m) to the south-west, and Tukuche Peak (6920m) as we reach down to Muktinath and Ranipauwa. Stay overnight at Muktinath.

Day 14: Trek to Marpha (2660m/8728ft) via Kagbeni 5-6 hrs walks -Lodge (B/L/D)

After breakfast trek from Muktinath to Marpha (2670 m). Today, our trek begins with descent down continuously through the Kali Gandaki Valley to Marpha. Marpha is famous for many apple orchids as well as all the various food products made from the Apple; like apple chips, apple jam, and apple brandy. Apple Brandy is a local specialty that you may taste in route. It takes six hours walk. Stay overnight at Marpha.

Day 15: Trek to Kalopani (2530m/8300ft) 4-5 hrs walks -Lodge (B/L/D)

The route today will go via Chokhopani village where we will meet the Thakali people. The trek passes apple orchards along with picturesque mountain sceneries. Some major peaks we are going to see today are Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak, three Nilgiris, and Fang. Today’s trek concludes at the village of Kalopani where we will spend the night. We have a trekking time of about 4 – 5 hours on average today. Stay overnight at Kalopani.

Day 16: Trek to Tatopani (1190m/3905ft) 5-6 hrs walk -Lodge (B/L/D)

We come close to one of the main access roads today and so head off the standard trail and follow the river until we reach Ghasa. We descend for most of the day and make a final cross of the river just before we reach Tatopani. The name Tatopani means hot water and this village is lucky enough to have two hot springs. We can take time to give our legs a well earned dip in the springs before the final stages of our trek. Stay overnight at Tatopani.

Day 17: Trek to Ghorepani (2780m/9121ft) 6-7 hrs walks -Lodge (B/L/D)

After Breakfast trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani (2,850m).Today, we walk we observe the lifestyle of the people in the midland villages of Nepal. Ghara and Sikha are the villages with terraced and inclined farmlands. We gradually walk steep up to ascent Ghorepani. Passing through Phalate and Chitre, we get to walk through a no-habitation area through rhododendron, birch, and magnolia and some meadows. As we gain height the peaks ahead look wonderful. We stay at Ghorepani for we have to make the climb to Poonhill early tomorrow morning. Stay overnight at Ghorepani.

Day 18: Trek to Tikhedhunga (1570m/5150ft) via Poonhill (3210 m/10532ft) 4-5 hrs.-Lodge (B/L/D)

We have an early walk from Ghorepani to Poonhill for a sunrise view over the Himalayas (it will be an approx 45 min walking) and return back to Ghorepani which might take us approx 30 minutes. Best sky colors are before the sunrise so it’s better to get to the top 20/30mins before the sunrise. Sunrise is spectacular on a clear day. You can see the Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna Ranges and many more. Come back down to Ghorepani for breakfast and packing up. It’s a downhill all the way in through the woods to Ulleri via Nangethanti and Banthanti. Lunch at Nangethanthi or Ulleri (depending on what time you left Ghorepani) and after lunch it’s a very steep descend to Tikhedhunga. Stay overnight at Tikhedhunga.

Day 19: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara (820m/2690ft) about 4 hrs walk and 1 and half hrs drive-Hotel (B/L)

Today it’s an easy walk following the river to Birethanthi where you can stop for tea stop and then cross the river and it is 30 minutes to Nayapul where you finish your trek. Today you’ll be walking along the River Burundi so there is a very good chance of seeing lots of aquatic birds including 3 species of Kingfishers, wagtails, fork tails, thrushes, Brown dippers and the river chats. From here we then continue to follow the Modi River towards Nayapul, where we rejoin our vehicle for the hour and a half drive on to Pokhara. Stay overnight at Pokhara.

Day 20: Drive to Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft) 7 hrs drive -Hotel (B/B)

Today we shall drive back to Kathmandu as we are now at the end of this entertaining and scenic trek. Today we shall leave for the medieval city of Kathmandu. Driving along the twisting and turning paved roads along the torrential rivers, past the waterfalls, rural settlements, beautiful landscapes, view of the glittering mountains far away and interaction with the warm welcoming locals, we reach to Kathmandu. You shall then be transferred to your hotel as you need time to rest and pack your bags for your return journey to your native place. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 21: Final departure - (B)

Our thrilling, adventurous and gratifying trekking adventure comes to an end today. We hope that the memories of this trek tempt you to be back for further adventure and travelling experience in this Himalayan nation. A representative of Nepal Trekking Planner shall transfer you to the airport 3 hours before the flight schedule for your respective destination. We thank you for joining us for this wonderful trekking. Hope to see you soon in Nepal for some other adventurous or touristic home.

“Trekking Planner will try to keep day-to-day schedule as per the detailed itinerary but there might be some flexibility due to other factors beyond our control. A variety of factors, including adverse weather conditions, natural disasters, difficulty with transportation and politics can lead to enforced changes. So, it is not possible to guarantee as per the itinerary. In the case, trip leader will manage it to minimize your inconvenience.”

We wish you have a wonderful time with us!

Include Exclude

Cost Includes:

  • All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle
  • Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant
  • 03 deluxe accommodation on BB in Kathmandu
  • 02 deluxe accommodation on BB in Pokhara
  • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu and in Pokhara with privet vehicle.
  • Kathmandu to Khudi (if you want private vehicle from Kathmandu also available on additional cost) and Pokhara to Kathmandu by bus (if you want flight or private vehicle from Pokhara also available on additional cost)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
  • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly , English speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport and insurance.
  • 02 guest=01 porter with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation and equipment
  • Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
  • We provide assistant guide his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport and insurance walking with group to support where necessary as per the group size
  • Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trekking
  • First add kid box
  • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, Ti-shart, Cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trekkiung(Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible
  • All applicable government and local taxes as per the itinerary

Cost Excludes:

  • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
  • All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
  • Lunch and Dinner  in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Meals during the traveling time
  • Personal  travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
  • In case of extra more night accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary
  • Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
  •  The Tips to the trekking crews and drive
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
  • Anything not included in service includes column 

Equipment List

Suggested Equipment list for this trip;

  • Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We will provide one complimentary Trekking Planner duffel bag but is to be returned after the trip)
  • Day bag.( Small handbag)
  • Trekking shoes
  • Sports shoes or sandal.
  • Sun Hat/cap
  • Warm woolen cap
  • Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket
  • Pullover or warm sweeter
  • Raincoat
  • 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock
  • Hand gloves
  • 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
  • 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts
  • 3/4 pairs of Underwear
  • Eye glass
  • Water bottle
  • 4 seasons Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it but is to be returned after the trip)
  •  Flash or Torch light
  • Camera and batteries.


Can you provide me more information about the tea houses on this trek?
According to the location the tea houses vary on their quality and style on this trek. Basically they have communal room downstairs with one or two bed bedroom above them. You have to use share toilet but nowadays in low levels atteched toilet is found and some have hot shower facilities but some will have stand pipes. Tea houses use a type of burning stove in main communal area and other room are unheated. Tea houses donot have money exchange facilities. Trekking Planner recommend you to exchange cash in Kathmandu.

At the lower altitudes there is electricity facilities whereas as we go higher tea houses become more basic. As cooler temperature drain battery life, ensure your batteries last a little longer by putting it inside pocket of your coat or under your pillow.

Do a guides or porter carry oxygen tanks on the trek?
No, As there is enough time to acclimatise while trekking it felt there is no need for them. If someone feels the affects of altitude then there are facilities along the trek at various point and its easy to get.

How many guides and porters will be there in our group?
A group will have a group leader or a guide who will lead you on the trek. Porters will be there to carry your baggage packs and all the camping gear. One porter will carry two trekkers baggages. A number of supporting staff will depend upon your group size.

At one time how many liter of water I have to carry in the trek?
Mostly 3-4 liters is sufficient. You will be able to refill bottels at lunch time. When you are in high altitude you have to drink more water to get rid of altitude diseases.

Is it nessary to carry Trekking poles?
Yes, Trekking Poles make you easy to walk in the rough ways. Trekking poles makes your body and leg to move more safely. So, we suggest you to use it.

Is bottled water available everywhere in the trek?
Mainly tea houses on the way have stores which sells bottled water and other supplies that may be needed for you on the trek. There is no any plastic recycleable facilities in Nepal, we encourage you to bring chlorine tablets and use filter water in the teahouses.

Should I have to bring iodine tablets for purifying the water?
You have to bring iodine tablet with you. Chlorine tablets are widely available. The most effective and commonly used version of chlorine is chlorine dioxide, which is tasteless and odourless. Tablets can be bought cheaply and usually 1 tablet is sufficient to purify 1 litre of water. Neutralising tablets can also be bought to get rid of the smell and taste of chlorine or iodine. This will need to be done for water obtained using hand pumps or streams in the trek.

What are the effects of going so high?
Altitude produces physical changes in the body. Higher you go, more pronounced those changes. If after gaining a lot of elevation in a hurry, you experience dizziness, nausea, headaches, and dehydration, you are probably suffering from altitude sickness. In rare cases this may worsen, so a close watch is kept on all trekkers by the Group Leader who is trained to recognize Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). If trekkers shows any signs of AMS they will be evacuated to a lower, safe altitude immediately. To minimise effects of altitude you ascend slowly which allows safe acclimatization.

What if I get ill while on the trek?
It depends on the nature of your illness. If you suddenly feels dizzy or weak, you have to sit or lie down. If you still feel sick, keep a warm and quiet until you can get medical help. You will carried down if no progress we advise travelers to take a personal kit too.
In serious cases, you need helicopter rescue. Our guide will suggest you to use it if its ver serious. So, helicopter rescue insurance is necessary for every trekkers before you come to trek in this trek.

Would you recommend to take a Down Jacket?
The weather is changeable in the Himalaya so you can expect to experience four seasons in one day. Make sure you have plenty of warm layers which you can shed or add as required. While even in winter it can be as warm as 19C during the day, the higher the altitude, the colder the temperature and when high up the temperature drops significantly at night to around -10C in October/November, and to around -20C from December to February.

Is alcohol permitted on trek?
Alcohol is consumed in Nepal. You can buy it in tea houses in the trek. Local alcohol is also available. However we suggest you not to drink alcohol at high altitude.

Before You Go

Difficulties rating of Annapurna Base Camp trek

A trekker or walker who is able to hike normally 5-6 hours per day carring a light weight backpack will be very fit enough to do this trekking. There are stone step up and down which are very uneven and due to some long descents your leg may feel shakey so we recommend to use walking poles to feel more safe. Normally, maximum altitude of the trek is 4130m, so you should be more careful about your health and altitude related risk. To get rid of it please walk slowly and have more water and other drinks.

Safe drinking water on Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Basically, we can get mineral water bottles in lower places but as we go higher cannot find it. In that case we suggest you to drink boiled water which may charge small fee, found in tea houses and better to bring chlorine tablets to purify water. Due to no provision of plastic bottles better to use boiled rather than mineral water, helpful for protection of environment.

Recharging Batteries of Electronic Items On the Trek

 Hydro electricicty or solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like camera, batteries, ipod, iphone etc. Tea houses or lodges may charge small fee per hours for charging facilities. Better to buy adoptors before the trip since plugs are limited. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.

Extra Advice for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

 You may see some beautiful and sweet children and you may want to distribute ballons, chocolates, money and pens as many trekkers has feit same. But better not to do so because it encourages them to beg and ask to every trekkers.
In the trekking, keep your valuables safe. Do not left any thing anywhere. Ensure that you lock your door when you leave your room and do not hang anythings outside at night.

Garbage Disposal

Use a dustbins and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry garbages in the way where dustbin facilities is not available and conserve the environment.

Spending Money per Day
It mainly depends upon spending habits, normally you should allocate US$ 9-12 per meal in Kathmandu and Pokhara. On trekking, US$ 10-15 a day is good enough to buy drinks and chocolates.

Travel Insurance for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

You should be sufficiently protected and need to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer the appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.

Washing and Toilet facilities for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

All the guest houses offers hot showers, which can be in bathroom or can be a bucket of hot water. Please note that at high altitude there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. Limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated or firewood for the ecological reason. Every lodge have some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. If the water frozed then ask your guide to get warm bowl of water.
Toilet are mainly Asian squat style. Basically toilet are outside your room and vary in how clean they are. You should not through toilet paper in the toilet hole rather you should use rubbish bin tht is kept inside the toilet.

Tea Houses

On this trekking route local people have built tea houses lodge with food and beverage facilities. A simple room usually have two narrow beds. While staying in the tea houses you will see the charming local people with their goodhospitality services.

How Can I Plan and Confirm My Trip?

Trekking Planner is a government licensed trekking company in Nepal. You can see photos of legal documents in about us section. We accept your booking under following terms and conditions:

  • Bookings must be done 48 hrs. in advance
  • Free Cancellation
  • No Down payment
  • No Deposit
  • Accept Cash Payment, Bank Transfer, Western Union, Money Gram, or a Credit Card.

For more information see our Terms and Conditions page.

Fixed Depature

To provide you a reasonable price, we need some number of persons into a group to minimize your cost on hotel, transportation and any other alternation in your itinerary. Departure dates available for online booking are as below where price given is per person and international flight is not included. If given date is not appropriate for you, Please CONTACT US so that Trekking Planner will happily manage your trip on dates favorable for you.

Trekking Planner also organizes various trips on small groups that can suit for you. We recommend you to reserve a seat for you by booking with us right away for a wonderful experience with us. Hurry up! Adventure is waiting for you.

S.No. Start Date End Date Price Status
1 29 April 2018 19 May 2018 US$1199.00 available Book Now
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1 01 May 2018 22 May 2018 US$1199.00 available Book Now
2 04 May 2018 25 May 2018 US$1199.00 available Book Now
3 07 May 2018 28 May 2018 US$1199.00 available Book Now


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