Annapurna Circuit trek is one of the most diverse treks in the western Himalayan region full of exquisite backdrops ranging from the view of the prodigious mountains to the pristine rivers and beautiful villages. Crossing the pass of Thorong La is not an easy deal. Reaching 5,416m this is regarded as one of the toughest in conquering the Annapurna Circuit.
The 12-days trek introduces the trekkers with some of the greatest mountain scenery in the Eastern Himalayas. With the high mountains like the Annapurna Ranges, Mt. Dhaulagiri(8,167m) and Mt. Macchapurchhre(6,993m), this trek is also home to numerous other mountains in the 6000-800m category. Trekkers will also cover the beautiful Manang and the holy land of Muktinath in this eccentric trek. Other attraction includes beautiful villages, deep canyons, and the jaw-dropping mountain glaciers. Just before we reach Thorang La, we come across Kali Gandaki Gorge- the deepest gorge in the world. Happy Land Treks has tailored this trek so that trekkers can enjoy the full adventure without having to worry about food, accommodation or luggage.
The route up to Manang(3,500m) is relatively easy for an average person. The route is rocky, yet not so difficult to carry on. However, once we reach Manang, acclimatization plays a huge role. The trek gets harder as we reach the High Camp(4,800m). Altitude sickness is prevalent if not dealt with care and small steps are encouraged. Heavy winds and the rocky path makes this journey arduous, however, once we pass this test, this is one thing you can definitely be proud of.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu transfer to hotel and over night in Kathmandu preparation for trekking
Day 02: Kathmandu to Bulbule by bus and over night in Bulbule (840m)
Day 03: Trek Bulbule to Jagat (1300m)
Day 04: Trek Jagat to Dharapani (1860m)
Day 05: Trek Dharapani to Chame (2670m)
Day 06: Trek Chame to Pisang (3300m)
Day 07: Trek Pisang to Manang (3540m) via upper pisang.
Day 08: Acclimatization day at Manang explore around.
Day 09: Manang to leader (4200m)
Day 10: Trek Leader to Thorang phedi (4450m)
Day 11: Trek Thorang Phedi to Muktinath (3800m) via Thorang La Pass 5416m.
Day 12: Trek Muktinath to Jomsom (2720m)
Day 13: Trek Jomsom to Kalopani (2530m)
Day 14: Trek Kalopani to Tatopani (1200m)
Day 15: Tatopani to Beni (830m) by bus
Day 16: Beni to Pokhara (825m) by bus
Day 17: Pokhara to Kathmandu (1336m) by tourist bus
Day 18: Departure to international airport or if you have few days extra in Kathmandu you can Chill, Shopping, Sightseeing, etc
What is Included?
- Airport pick up and drop by private /car/van/bus/
- Tims Card (Trekkers Information Management System)
- Annapurna conservation area entry permit.
- All your standard meals while in the trekking (Breakfasts/Lunch/Dinners) with three cup of tea or coffee a day.
- Tea house accommodation during the treks.
- Friendly English speaking guide.
- Accommodation, Food, Salary, Insurance, and medicine for all staff.
- Porter service (1 porter between 2 person basis)
- One night accommodation in Pokhara.
- Medical Kit.
- Happyland treks certificate.
- Company Duffel bag and a t-shirt.
- All ground transportation like: Kathmandu – Bulbule/ Tatopani – Beni/ Beni – Pokhara/ Pokhara – Kathmandu/ by bus.
- All government and local taxes.
What is not Included?
- Any food during the Kathmandu and Pokhara stay.
- Accommodation in Kathmandu.
- Travel medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
- Nepal entry visa fee, International air fare.
- Personal equipment.
- Tips for guide and Porter (Tipping is expected)
- personal expenses such as: Alcoholic beverages, hot shower, water bottle, cold drinks, hot water, battery charge, donation.
- Any other expenses which are not mentioned on price include' section.
Sun hat / warm fleece hat / Sunglasses / Head torch / headband
Few pair of T-shirt / Cotton t-shirt / Light thermal / leggings
Fleece jacket / down jacket
Light weight walking pant / Hiking Shorts / Under garments
Inner Socks / Thick warm wool hiking socks / Comfortable Hiking boots / Sandals
Fleece Gloves / waterproof wind fleece gloves
Sleeping bag liner / Pancho rain cover / Trekking poles / Headlamps and spare batteries / camera batteries with chargers / watch with light alarm / Water bottle or Camel bag / money belt / Dry Packs
Toiletries and Personal Hygiene:
Shampoo / conditioner
Tooth brush and paste / Face and body moisturizer
Nail clippers file / Clothes washing shop
Toilet paper you can by more on a trek / hand sanitizer / Sunscreen / body high UV Protection.
See yours doctor for complete travel medical include High altitude medicine Diamox.
We trek per day between 4 to 8 hours it’s depending on the walk, we can always tailor the date to you and your needs. While trekking with Happyland Treks we recommends you to drink 3 to 5 liters water per day. Water is known to help when combating mountain altitude sickness.
During the trek almost every village you will have access to boiled purified drinking water, bottle of water and hot water for the drink which is cost started from 60 – 500 rupee per liters depends where you are. Cold shower is free but we are not recommends cold shower during the trek because it too cold up there, so it’s better to have hot shower which is possible by Gas Geysers or Hot Bucked and prices started from 100 – 500 rupee per head.
For the camera/mobile battery we always recommends you bring some extra batteries if possible, you can have Mobile/Camera Battery charge almost every tea house the places where you staying in the night. When trekking you will go through terrain that can be flat, downhill uphill and at points with lots of stairs. We are always there to help and support you and your journey.
Learning about local culture and their people. Visiting Gomba, monastery, prayer flag and prayer wells. Reaching to Thorang La Pass 5416m. During the trip we will sleep at a maximum altitude of 4450m. (Thorang Phedi)
We are in the tea house trekking
Tea house trek basically means small hotel with cozy room established along the trekking route that provide room and food. Most of this established family owned and home cooked meals are serve as well as different type of food European and western food its bit of different but it’s good.
Mountain Sickness and prevention
Mountain Altitude Sickness can affect anyone above 3000 meters. Altitude Sickness affects people regardless of sex. Age and fitness. If you are showing signs of mountain altitude sickness your safety is our first priority and we will facilitate you getting down as fast as possible. We suggest prior to trekking to ensure you are in good health and have consulted with your GP. It is recommended prior to departing walking training is done so you have the most enjoyable time whilst trekking. Please don’t hesitate ask more.
ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS!
Many people suffer from mild symptoms of AMS (ACCUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS)
A light headache, loss of appetite and disturbed sleep may occur when suffering from AMS. If you experience any of these symptoms do not continue ascend. Instead, stay where you are or go down to acclimatize.
Hace – High Altitude Cerebral Edema (swelling of the brain)
Hape – High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (fluids in the lungs)
Persistent severe headache, difficulty breathing, confused thinking, loss of appetite, rapid breathing or breathlessness at rest, vomiting, coughing up pink, brown or white sputum, sound of liquid in the lungs, blueness of face and lips, severe lethargy (not wanting to do anything), persistent bubbling cough, or persistent increased heart rate (110 per minute)
Prevention:- Drink plenty of water (not alcoholic beverage) and eat fruit - especially when crossing high pass.
Accommodation in Kathmandu
(Accommodation in Kathmandu not include in this prices because accommodation in Kathmandu always different prices according to the tourist season and it’s depends where would you like to stay. But we are always happy to help you if you need any help for book the accommodation or any information according to your choice.)
Following are the fix departure dates & prices
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|04th October, 2017||16th October, 2017||Guaranteed||Book Now|
|11th October, 2017||26th October, 2017||Guaranteed||Book Now|
"Amazing views Annapurna Trek "
I have been trekking around the Annapurna for 18 days, and I can say it has been a rewarding challenge. Looking back to this adventure, there is nothing I would change. Recommended for all mountain lovers looking for a quite long trek, the Annapurna Circuit gives enough time to enjoy a diverse landscape. Our guide was paying attention to every detail to ensure our needs were met, most of the time with no need to ask. He knew trekkers as well as the mountain.
"Annapurna Circuit "
Trekking at Annapurna was great. views were beautiful, especially the big snowy mountains walking up and down the hills hard but really worth it! night were cold, so good sleeping bag was needed. Our guide Happy was very professional and so kind, Thank you very much!