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Day 1: Arrival
Our representative will meet you at Tribhuban International Airport, Kathmandu and then transfer you to your hotel. You will be briefed about trekking and each day program. Permits & TIMS will be handover to you either the same day of arrival or next day.
Day 2: Drive, Kathmandu – Besi Sahar (760m) – Syanje (1100m)
We drive to Besi Sahar in the morning, the starting point for the Around Annapurna (Annapurna Circuit) trek which takes around 4-5 hours. And on the same day we head to Syanje which takes about 3-4 hours from Besi Sahar.
Day 3: Trek to Tal (1700m)
From Syanje, we trek up to Jagat (1300m) about 2 hours and further continue till Chamje (1430m). Before reaching Chamje, we can see a beautiful huge waterfall. We will be walking along the banks of the River Marshyangdi, then walk through a lush green forest for an hour and reach the village of Chamje. From here we further continue to Sattare (1680m). On treading along a succession of rock-strewn trails, we descend to a grassy riverbank that leads us to Tal.
Day 4: Trek to Danagyu (2300m)
After breakfast, we trek from Tal to Danagyu. We cross the bridge across the Marsyangdi River and continue through the forest of bamboo and settlements like Dharapani (1860m) and Bagarchhap (2160m) which exhibit traditionally built ancient stone houses. We reach Danagyu in about 5-6 hours and spend the remaining day exploring the area: the settlement of people, housing style, nearby monasteries, their lifestyle, culture and tradition and stay there.
Day 5: Trek to Chame (2670m)
Today, we trek from Danakyu to Chame. After having our breakfast, we climb up to the village of Timang (300-400m above Danakyu), on a steep stone steps. On the, way we are able to see magnificent views of Annapurna, Manaslu and other beautiful peaks. With the view of attractive peaks, we reach Koto (2600m) in no time. From Koto to Chame is about 20 minutes walk on a fairly easy trail. We can spend a few hours dipping tired muscles in the natural hot spring near the Marsyangdi River and rest there for remaining time.
Day 6: Trek to Lower Pisang (3200m)
Today’s walk, we pass through several rivers and climb up-down between them. From Chame, we reach the small settlement of Thaleku (2720m). We cross a bridge to the sparsely inhabited settlement of Bhartang. From Bhartang, we cross Dhukure Pokhari (3060m) where we can find many lodges and then ascend to the floor of the Manang valley and Lower Pisang. A spectacular Rockwall is in view for much of the climb.
Day 7: Trek to Manang (3540m)
We encounter the windy and dry atmosphere of the area which is one of the reasons for the Manang’s popularity. We continue up the valley via Humde (3280m) on a wide and dusty trail accompanied by Mani walls and the views of Pisang Peak and Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna, Gangapurna glacier dome, Tilicho Himal, Chulu East, Chulu Far East and many more. Then, we cross Braga where we can find old monasteries and head toward Manang.
Day 8: Rest Day / Acclimatization Day
Today is the day for acclimatization rather than going any further. Being active is the best way to acclimatize. We can visit different places, caves, Ice Lake, Glacier Lake, monasteries or simply explore the settlement of Manang. We can choose any option for an acclimatizing day and spend the day at Manang.
Day 9: Trek to Yak Kharka (4018m)
We trek to Yak Kharka early in the morning. You can see Blue sheep, Wild sheep, and Yak on the way. We pass through Gunsung village to reach Yak Kharka.
Day 10: Trek to Thorung Phedi (4450m)
Today, we trek to Thorung Phedi. The houses are made by clay and stone and joint to each other. The path keeps on going up slowly by crossing the innumerable tiny streams, which comes from the Chulu east and Chulu west. We pass through Letdar (4200m) and reach Thorung Phedi.
Day 11: Trek, Thorung Phedi – Thorung-La (5416m) -Muktinath (3800m)
Thorung-La Pass is a long day trek which is why we trek at around 3am morning. Due to the weather condition, we have to walk early. After the clear weather, there is a magnificent view of Himalayas and will be breathtaking day as you gaze at the high peaks of the Himalayas. The day is cold as we pass at high elevations which will offer incredible views of the mountains. We pass through Thorung La and descend to Muktinath, a sacred spot to both Hindus and Buddhists, where there are many important temples. The way is a mustang valley to the Muktinath.
Day 12: Trek to Jomsom (2710m)
Today, we trek from the temple Muktinath to Jomsom. The trek continues to drop in elevation as we make our way to Jomsom. We hike down to Jharkot (3550m) to explore the ruins of the original palace of the King of Mustang and a few chortens and monasteries around Jharkot. After exploring the area for some time, we now walk down to Kaag Beni (2800m). From Kaag Beni, following the old salt trade route, we hike all the way down to Jomsom. We walk along the Kali Gandaki Khola (River) and can find different types of fossil stones on the way to Jomson. The route from Kaag Beni to Marpha (2670m) is very windy. Jomsom is in between Kaag Beni and Marpha.
Day 13: Flight, Jomsom – Pokhara
We fly from Jomsom to Pokhara taking back all the memories and the beautiful times with us and stay at Pokhara for remaining day. The remaining day is the rest day for us due to the long days trekking.
Day 14: Drive Pokhara-Kathmandu
Drive back to Kathmandu on this day. Evening is a free time.
Day 15: Departure
Today is the last day of our memorable trip. You are free until your airport reporting time and we take you to airport for outbound flight back to your destination.
Annapurna Circuit trekking in Nepal is most popular trek and recognized as one of the most spectacular & varied walks in the world with lush green valleys and attractive villages that offer impressive snow-capped views of the white Himalayas. This trekking in Nepal offers both low and high altitudes, on the way to the Thorung La (5416m) as well as during the descent from it. Starting from 790 meters, it gives us a chance to explore the Himalayas from bottom to top & from many different angles and perspectives. Due to the difficulties of crossing the pass, the circuit is completed in a counter clockwise direction. Varied ecosystems, diverse cultures and an ever-changing landscape – lush, green paddy fields and oak forests, arid deserts and the deepest gorge in the world make this trekking in Nepal one of the most popular treks in the world.
This trekking in Nepal and tour in Nepal includes:
- In major city, the hotel will be provided in Twin-sharing basis.
- During trekking, Tea-houses will be provided in Twin-sharing basis.
- In Jungle Safari, Resort will be provided in Twin-sharing basis.
- Categories of hotel / room depend on the package type.
- Package type means same package with different service.
- For single supplement (own room), the traveler should inform during booking.
- Meals plan can be chosen by the traveler during booking but it could be as per package. Normally, 3 meals in a day will be provided during trekking and jungle Safari packages.
- Tour Guide & Entrance fees of Heritage sites, Museums, Caves, Temples, and Monasteries (if demanded).
- During Trekking in Nepal:
- Permit of National Park / Conservation Area, as well as TIMS are included in package.
- Well trained Trekking Guide & required Porters as per group size (01 porter for 02-03 guests) during trekking in Nepal is included.
- Air Transportation (sector flight) will be booked as per itinerary :
- Road Transportation (non-air-conditioned / air-conditioned) will be confirmed as per itinerary such as: Airport Transport, City Tour / Sightseeing, vehicle for round trip from / to Kathmandu.
- The trip does not include the extra days and nights accommodation in case of early arrival, late departure, as well as early arrival from the mountain due to any reason than that of scheduled itinerary.
- The trip does not include any International Airfare if it is not mentioned in package.
- Nepal visa fee is not included in the tour in Nepal as well as in the trekking in Nepal.
- The company will not pay for the emergency transportation or evacuation during trekking in Nepal.
- For any kind of changes in the program, you have to contact us through call or an E-mail. The cost will be recalculated according to the changed or modified itinerary.
- The trip does not include any meals, Road Transportation and / or Air Transportation that is not mentioned in “Service Included”.
- There will be an additional cost for the extra baggage during domestic flight and trekking in Nepal.
- We can arrange Guide of other language for ‘Tour in Nepal’ which bears an additional cost.
What to Bring / Take
South Asia is gifted by nature with variety of vegetation. Different types of whether, temperature can be found in small distance. The things you are taking during the tour in Nepal and the trekking in Nepal depends on the package and season you have chosen. Backpack bag as lightly as possible is expected during the trip to South Asia and Tibet. Tents will be suggested only in camping trekking in Nepal and Sleeping bag in high altitude area, camping trekking in Nepal, home stay and very rural area trip. Towel, Slippers, Tissues are recommended to carry for rafting and trekking members. A small bag for the instant stuffs, like chocolate, water, snacks, lotions/cream, are highly recommended during the tour in Nepal and trekking in Nepal.
Clothing for the travelers during ‘Tour in Nepal’ are suggested to check as per the season you are travelling and high altitude trekkers should bring / take as per during ‘Trekking in Nepal’ as well as ‘For above 3500 m altitude’.
Winter Season (October – February)
- Warm Hat / Cap, Sunglass
- Scarf / Masks / Tissue / Bandanna
- Warm gloves
- Long-sleeved clothes (Shirts, Sweaters)
- Woolen Socks
- Comfortable Shoes
Summer Season (March – September)
- Hat / Cap, Sunglass
- Scarf / Masks / Tissue / Bandanna
- Light / Windproof Jacket
- Half Shirts / T-Shirts
- Cotton Socks
- Comfortable Shoes
- Raincoat / Umbrella
During Trekking in Nepal,
- Trekking Stick,
- Light T-shirt / Shirt,
- Half / Quarter Pants,
- Water bottle,
- Personal medication and First-Aid-Kit with Sun-screen Lotion, Cold-cream, Lip-protector,
- Chocolates & Snacks along the way,
- Small back-pack (self-carry) to carry instant stuffs,
- Backpack – carry by porter(s),
- Flashlight / head-light / torch-light with batteries,
- Personal entertainment (Reading book / I-pod / portable MP3),
- Digital Camera with batteries,
- Binoculars (optional)
- Cash, credit and debit cards
- Ear plugs
- Locks for bags
- Money belt
- Insect repellent
- Pocket knife
- Toilet articles
- Waterproof backpack cover
For above 3500 m altitude,
- Warm Hat / Cap,
- Warm Scarf / Masks / Tissue / Bandanna,
- Waterproof Hand-gloves,
- Down Jacket,
- Gore Tex Jacket,
- Warm Sweaters,
- Woolen Shirts,
- Warm Muffler,
- Gore Tex Trouser,
- Warm Trousers,
- Thermal Underwear,
- Woolen Socks,
- Comfortable shoes (light but full trekking boot-waterproof),
- Light sleeping bag
- Waterproof backpack cover.
Documents needed while trekking in Nepal,
- Flight info
- Insurance info
- required visas
- vaccination certificates
- Vouchers and pre-departure information
- Passport size photos
All foreign nationals, except Indians require a visa to enter Nepal. The responsibility of arranging visas is all yours before you travel. Visas can be obtained from embassies abroad and also can be obtained on arrival at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan airport. But if you chose to obtain a visa in Nepal then you have to be prepared for long queues, you have to have one passport size photo and the fees has to paid in US Dollars by cash only. The fee is given below:
Single entry visa valid for 15 Days: US$25
Single entry visa valid for 30 Days: US$40
Single entry visa valid for 90 Days: US$100
Multiple Entry Visa: US$20 (Additional)
Multiple entry visas are useful to those travelers who are planning to visit Tibet, India and / or Bhutan by paying additional US$20 for changing single entry visa to multiple entry visas at Kathmandu Immigration Office.
Some Important Information to Tourist: Don’t or Do’s
- A tourist may stay in Nepal up to 150 days in a visa year (January 1-December 31).
- A tourist may extend his / her visa before expiry of the visa validity period.
- A tourist who does not comply with these regulations may be liable of fine and other prosecution as provided in Immigration Act and Rules.
- A foreigner having obtained tourist visa shall not be allowed to work with or without receiving, remuneration.
- A foreigner shall not be allowed to carry out any work other than that for which purpose she / he has obtained the visa.
Tipping is not a mandatory part of tourism culture. It is a personal matter which is not included in the tour in Nepal price and the trekking in Nepal price. Although, it is not mandatory but it is expected by the team such as drivers, staffs, guides etc. Therefore, if you are happy with the trekking team then you can tip them the amount you like at the end of the trekking in Nepal.
Travel Insurance is a very important part to participate on any of the trips. It is not included in the trip price. It must provide cover against personal accident, medical expenses, emergency evacuation, personal liability and repatriation. The minimum coverage has to be of US $200,000 for repatriation and emergency rescue. Therefore, you have to choose such kind of policy. We also recommend that it covers cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.
We understand that plans and programs change due to unwanted and unexpected circumstances so there is always space to cancel the trip. We do not normally charge for the cancellation but due to different policy of different factors there will be some cancellation charges.
Cancellation rule for Trekking in Nepal / Tour in Nepal
-If the cancellation made before 3-7 days of the trip departure date, 10% of the total trip cost will be charged.
-If cancellation made within 3 days of the departure or upon arrival in Kathmandu, no refund shall be provided.
Cancellation rule for Air ticket purchase
-If Cancellation made before 07 days of the trip departure date, 10% of the total face value cost will be charged as cancellation.
-If cancellation made within 3 days of the departure date, 33% of the total face value cost will be charged as cancellation.
-If cancellation made before 24 hours of the departure date, no refund shall be provided.
-No refund will be made of the deposit amount in case of cancellation of trip for any other else reason.
-No refund will be made to clients who drop out from the journey regardless of whatever portions remain unused in the itinerary.