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Annapurna Circuit Trekking

With an alluring broad spectrum of ethnic group cultures, natural diversity from lush valley up to alpine valley and arid peaks, and a varied terrain varying from 760m to 5,416m, awe inspiring scenery of alpine pastures, forests, farmed terraces, waterfalls, lakes, glaciers, Tibetan plateau, apple orchards, and mind–blowing views of snow–capped Annapurna massifs. Annapurna circuit trekking is widely renowned as one of the world’s best classic treks. Trek links the valley of the Marsyangdi River, cross the mighty Thorong La Pass (5416m), walk through the Kali Gandaki valley – the deepest gorge in the world, visit the holy pilgrimage site of Muktinath and have a relaxed soak in the hot springs at Tatopani.

Annapurna (8091m) is the tenth highest mountain in the world. Despite the controversy over continuing road construction, with the visit of over 100,000 trekkers in a year to this region, journey to Annapurna circuit is still greatest and most famous adventure destination in the world and second top of Nepal after Everest. Moreover, an amazing view of the world’s three highest mountains over 8000m and most beautiful six peaks over 7200m with Annapurna (8091m), Manaslu (8,156m), Dhaulagiri(8167m), Annapurna South I 7219m, Annapurna III 7555m, Annapurna IV 7525m, Lamjung himal (6,983m), Himalchuli (7893m), Machhapuchre (Fishtail) 6993m, Gangapurna Himal (7455m), Langtang Himal (7234m) and Mardi Himal (5587m) are just outstanding.

Trek in Annapurna circuit begins at Chame by continuing two days bus drive from Kathmandu. Trails from the lower valley to the Himalayan rain shadow near Muktinath surpass gradually through terraced rice fields, pine forests to the arid terrain. Upstream we enter into spectacular rhododendron forests; spring brings spectacular blooms, from red to pink to white, depending on altitude. Manang is the Buddhist country with around the captivating glaciers and lakes where we will see colorful prayer flags, mani walls and monasteries. Crossing the highest Thorung La Pass at 5,416m is a challenging but highly rewarding sense of accomplishment. Trek goes down exploring chortens, fossils, forts, shrines of pristine trans-Himalayan in the deep Kali Gandaki gorge located between the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna massifs. After several days of hiking in the mountain, relaxing in the natural hot springs at Tatopani will really be an exceptional experience, our trek package completes at Pokhara.

Our 12 days Annapurna circuit trek itinerary is an alternative short trek to the 18 days Annapurna Circuit trekking that circumnavigates the entire Annapurna designed for the passionate trekkers having the ability to hike up to 6 to 7 hours a day and some days may require more walking hours too. If you wish to achieve just the base camp of Annapurna, our 7 days Annapurna base camp trekking would be perfect. We have more exciting Adventurous packages in Annapurna region.


Day 1 : Arrival to Kathmandu (Tribhuvan International Airport – TIA) (1,350 m/4,450 ft)

Day 2 : Drive to Bhulbhule (845 m / 2,815 ft) 200 km west of the Kathmandu Valley –7-9hrs

Day 3 : Drive to Chame (2,710 m/8,890 ft) by Local Bus 7 to 8 hours

Day 4 : Trek to Manang (3445m/11,300ft)- 8 to 9 hrs

Day 5 : Rest Day in Manang (3445m/11,300ft)

Day 6 : Trek to Ledar (4330m) – 4 hrs

Day 7 : Trek to High Camp (4600m) -3 to 4 hrs

Day 8 : Trek to Muktinath (3,800m) – 8 to 9 hrs

Day 9 : Drive to Jomsom and Tatopani (1200m/3,940ft) by local bus

Day 10 : Drive to Pokhara (850m) – 7 hrs

Day 11 : Drive back to Kathmandu (1,350 m/4,450 ft) – 6-7hrs

Day 12 : Transfer to Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) for your international departure

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Food: Included
Transfer: Included
Country: Nepal
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Airport: Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu,Nepal.
Registered Member of Tourism board of: 1495
Testimonials (Website,TripAdvisor, etc.): Yes
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Experience Level: Moderate
Tour operator name: Paul Gurung
Min group size: 2
Max group size: 10
Duration: 12
Provided Accommodation: Tent and Hostel/Hotel
Included in service: All airport and hotel transfer with private transportation. Drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule to Chame and from Jomsom to Tatopani to Pokhara by Local bus. Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus. One night accommodation in selected hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast. Tea House/ Lodge accommodation including meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trek. Government License holder Discovery World Trekking experienced and qualified trek leader (guide), assistant trekking guide, (8 or above trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porter to help trekkers luggage (2 trekkers: 1porter). Coverage of guides and porters meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation and other necessary equipment. Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) Fee. Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee. Medical kit. Arrangement of Sleeping bags and Down Jacket for the Trek. Catering extra dietary requirements All Government and Local Taxes. Assistance in arranging rescue operation in case of complicated health condition (funded by travel insurance). Discovery World Trekking’s appreciation of certificate after over the successfully trek. Farewell dinner.
Not included in Service: International Flight. Excess baggage charges. Accomodation, All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu Lunch and Dinner in pokhara. Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and pokhra due to early arrival, late departure, early return from trekking (because of any reason) prior to the plan scheduled itinerary. Personal nature of expenses such as laundry, telephone call, battery recharge, shopping, laundry, extra porters, beverages etc. Personal clothing and gear. Travel insurance. Tips for guide and porters. Additional costs or delays caused by management out of control like landscape, bad weather condition, in case of itinerary modification with a view to safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability raises strike, moment etc Thank you for choosing DWT! We will do everything within our means to take care of you and ensure an enjoyable trip of a lifetime in Nepal!
Equipment to bring: It is recommended to consider following list of clothing and accessories equipments while packing for Annapurna circuit trekking king. These are just a reminder and essential to have list of these equipment items prepared by focusing on comfort, convenience and enjoyable of your holiday. We understand that you may have your own personal preference for clothing which may be equally as suitable. We never recommend to our clients to bring over equipments which are unnecessary for the trek. Porter help carrying luggage has weight limit and not allow over 20 kg in trek. These equipments are also available in Kathmandu for buying or hiring. Head Sun hat or scarf Winter hat or insulating hat or Wide brimmed hat Headlight with extra batteries Face Sunscreen Sunglass with UV protection Face/body wipes Hands Light weight gloves Heavy weight winter gloves Body Hiking shirts Long sleeved shirt Hooded rain jacket Fleece jacket Light weight cotton pants T- shirts ( bring Light weight wool) Polypropylene underwear down jacket ( available in rent in Kathmandu) Sweater Water proof jacket and pants Foot wear Hiking Boots Thick wool socks (Take a extra pairs of thick light socks) Essential gear Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not). Thermal bottle Water purification Trekking pole Sleeping bag (-15 bag is best in the high altitude trek) Toiletries Medium size drying towel Tooth brush Tooth paste Deodorant floss Bio degradable bar soap Nail clippers Small mirror Personal accessories Money Watch Cell phone Camera Extra items First aid kit Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport Notebook and pen Binocular
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Guaranteed departure dates: Regular departure during the Spring and Autumn
Remarks: The Annapurna Circuit Trek includes fixed departure dates from Kathmandu and Pokhara and can be tailored to accommodate your specific requests and schedule. Please review our designated departure dates for this trek and if they do not suit your time frame, then let us know how we can arrange a trek that is convenient for you. The itinerary listed above is a general guideline; please be advised that it might be necessary to modify it due to external factors beyond our means including and not limited to the following: unstable weather, accessibility and availability of lodging and camp sites, unforeseen governmental, trail and ecological conditions and other circumstances beyond our control. Although, it is improbable that changes will occur that would significantly alter the original itinerary, we cannot be held accountable for the results of delays or changes beyond our control. In the event of an Itinerary adjustment or need to redirect to other trails and areas, the Lead Guide will ultimately make the final choice on the best rerouting after consulting with the group members and keeping in mind the interests of the party as a whole. If an alteration is necessary, then we will certainly do everything we can to diminish the effects.
Terms and Conditions: To book trek, 10 % non-refundable of total trip cost along with following necessary documents in advance is required at the time of booking. The due amount can be payable upon arrival in Nepal. One passport photo copy  3 passport size photos  Insurance policy copy (coverage of the Rescue and Evacuation policy) including their details contact information (Policy number, contact/ Phone number )  Flight details You can proceed the transferring process in below mentioned address. BANK PAYMENT DETAILS USD (Dollar Account) Beneficiary Bank: HIMALAYAN BANK LTD. Bank Address: Tridevi Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal Telex No.: 2789 HIBA NP SWIFT Code: HIMANPKA Beneficiary Name: Discovery World Trekking Pvt. Ltd. USD Account No: 01904337210015 OR Western union Money Transfer Name: Fal (Paul) Bahadur Gurung (Founder of Discovery World Trekking) Citizenship Number: 1/1179 Or Identity License Number: 2565174 Address: Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal. Office number: 01-4258945 Cell number: 977-9840055491
Listing created Jul 31, 2016

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