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Annapurna Full Circuit Trek - 17 Days

  • Duration 17 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Challenging
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner During Trek
  • Accommodation Tea House or Lodge During Trek
  • Max. Altitude Thorong La Pass (5416 Meters)
  • Activity Trekking
  • Group Type Any
  • Group Size 1 to 10
  • Best Season Spring and Autumn
Highlights
  • One of the top hiking routes in the world is the Annapurna Full Circuit Trek.
  • On the way, pass through two beautiful river valleys: the Marshyangdi River Valley and the Kali Gandaki River Valley.
  • You may explore the numerous features of the Himalayas by hiking through oak, rhododendron, and rice field forests.
  • Embark on the Throng La Pass challenge, a fantastic and remarkable trekking accomplishment.
  • Enjoy the stunning vista of the Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri, and Lamjung Himal ranges
  • A brief tour of the biggest monastery in the Manang area, Barge Monastery
  • One of the most revered temples for both Hindus and Buddhists is the Muktinath Temple.
  • Visit the 108 stone faucets at the Muktinath Temple, which is revered by both Hindus and Buddhists.
  • Tatopani's natural thermal springs are a great location to unwind after a long day.
  • Immerse yourself in the indigenous Himalayan culture and way of life.
  • Drive through communities populated by several ethnic groups to get a sense of the lively local culture.
  • Enjoy the stunning view from Poonhill, then have a wonderful day in the stunning Pokhara valley.

The Annapurna Full Circuit Trek is a breathtaking journey through the heart of the Himalayas in Nepal. The trek takes you around the Annapurna massif, offering incredible views of some of the world's highest peaks, including Annapurna South, Annapurna I, and Dhaulagiri. The trek is considered one of the most challenging and rewarding treks in the region and is a must-do for any serious trekker.

One of the highlights of the trek is the Thorong La Pass, which is the highest point on the trek at 5,416 meters. The pass is challenging and strenuous, but the views from the top are well worth the effort. From the pass, you can see the entire Annapurna range, as well as the Kali Gandaki valley and the Dhaulagiri massif. The Annapurna Full Circuit Trek is also known for its diverse culture and friendly local people. Along the way, you will pass through traditional villages and meet the locals, who are always happy to share their culture and stories with trekkers. There are many guesthouses and teahouses along the trail where you can rest, eat, and spend the night.

The Annapurna Full Circuit Trek takes around two to three weeks to complete, depending on your pace and the number of rest days you take. The best time to go is from September to November and March to May, as the weather is the most stable during these months. The trek can be challenging, but with proper planning and preparation, it is accessible to most people with a good level of fitness.

17 Days Annapurna Full Circuit Trek Itinerary begins with an early-morning bus journey from Kathmandu to Bhulbule, followed by a shared jeep ride to Dharapani while taking in the sights of lovely villages, terraced fields, and mountain regions. From Dharapani to Chame, the Annapurna Full Circuit Trekking officially begins. After spending the night in Chame, you will go to Upper Pisang, where you can see stunning views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna III. From Upper Pisang to Manang, you will travel while taking in the spectacular high peaks, such as Gangapurna, Tilicho, and Pisang Peak, and Tibetan-style villages. After acclimatizing at Manang for a day, you will travel to Ledar the next day.

You will continue your Full Annapurna Circuit Trek to Thorang Phedi the next morning after waking up in Ledar. You could hike to Thorang High Camp for the night if the weather is appropriate. You will climb a steep incline from Thorang Phedi to Thorong La Pass. Crossing Thorong La Pass you will head to Muktinath, which is a Hindu and Buddhist holy site. After a night in Muktinath, you will trek to Tukuche via Jomsom, a bustling market in this region. The next day your journey will head toward Ghasa and then Tatapani, natural hot springs that are perfect for relaxation and also believed to heal diseases. From Tatopani, your Full Circuit Annapurna Trek route will lead you to Ghorepani, which is mostly populated by Gurung people. Next morning you will head toward Tikhedhunga after enjoying beautiful views from Poonhill. You will do your final trek from Tikhedhunga to Nayapul then you will take a private vehicle to Pokhara. From Pokhara, you will take a tourist bus to Kathmandu, which will conclude your Annapurna Complete Circuit Trek.

We at Green Valley Nepal Treks and Research Hub are pleased to present our well-planned Annapurna Full Circuit Trek Detailed Itinerary, which will give you the experience of a lifetime. Booking is now available for 2024 and 2025. Based on your time, budget, and endurance, we are willing to modify this package to meet your requirements. For more questions regarding the Annapurna Full Circuit Trekking Package Cost, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Benefits of Annapurna Full Circuit Trek Booking with us

  • International Airport Pickup And Drop Services
  • Green Valley Nepal Trek Duffle Bag and T-Shirt as a souvenir
  • Map of Annapurna Full Circuit Trek
  • An Oximeter to Check Blood Oxygen Saturation Levels.
  • Medical Kits - Which May Be Necessary In Certain Cases.
  • Free Excess Luggage Storing At Green Valley Nepal Store During The Trek
  • Arrangement of sleeping bags and down jackets if required

What You Can Expect from Annapurna Full Circuit Trek?

The Annapurna Full Circuit Trek is a challenging and rewarding trek that takes you around the Annapurna massif in Nepal. Here are some of the things you can expect from the trek:

  • Stunning mountain views: The trek offers incredible views of some of the world's highest peaks, including Annapurna South, Annapurna I, and Dhaulagiri. The trail also offers panoramic views of the Annapurna massif, Kali Gandaki Valley, and Dhaulagiri massif.
  • Diverse landscapes: The trek takes you through a variety of landscapes, including lush forests, terraced fields, rugged mountains, and barren landscapes.
  • Thorong La Pass: The trek's highest point is the Thorong La Pass, which is 5,416 meters high. The pass is challenging and strenuous, but the views from the top are well worth the effort.
  • Cultural experience: The trek takes you through traditional villages and you will have the opportunity to meet the locals, who are always happy to share their culture and stories with trekkers.
  • Guesthouses and teahouses: There are many guesthouses and teahouses along the trail where you can rest, eat, and spend the night, making it a comfortable and accessible trek.
  • Trekking duration: The trek takes around two to three weeks to complete, depending on your pace and the number of rest days you take.
  • Difficulty: The trek can be challenging, but with proper planning and preparation, it is accessible to most people with a good level of fitness.

Is Annapurna Full Circuit Trek Suitable For You?

The Annapurna Full Circuit Trek is a challenging trek that takes you around the Annapurna massif in Nepal. It is considered one of the most challenging and rewarding treks in the region, but it is also suitable for many people with a good level of fitness. To determine if the Annapurna Full Circuit Trek is suitable for you, consider the following factors:

  • Physical fitness: The trek involves long days of hiking at a high altitude and can be physically demanding. It is recommended that you have a good level of fitness and are comfortable with long days of hiking. It's advisable to train for the trek by doing regular hikes and exercises that improve your endurance, strength, and cardiovascular fitness.
  • Altitude: The trek takes you to altitudes as high as 5,416 meters, so you should be aware of the risks associated with high-altitude trekking and be prepared to take necessary precautions. It's important to acclimatize well before going for the trek.
  • Time: The trek takes around two to three weeks to complete, depending on your pace and the number of rest days you take. Make sure you have enough time to complete the trek.
  • Interest: The trek offers stunning mountain views, diverse landscapes, and cultural experiences, but it is also a physically demanding trek. Make sure you are interested in the trek and are willing to put in the effort to complete it.

Preparation for Annapurna Full Circuit Trek

Preparation for the Annapurna Full Circuit Trek includes both physical and mental preparation.

  • Physical preparation includes increasing your cardiovascular endurance through activities such as hiking, running, cycling, and swimming. It is also important to strengthen your leg muscles, as the trek involves a lot of uphill and downhill hiking. Additionally, it is essential to acclimatize yourself to the altitude, as the trek reaches elevations of up to 5,416 meters (17,769 feet).
  • Mental preparation includes familiarizing yourself with the trek route and itinerary, as well as researching the culture and customs of the local people. It is also important to be prepared for the challenges of high-altitude trekking, such as altitude sickness.
  • You should also carry the appropriate gear and clothing, such as a good pair of hiking boots, a waterproof jacket, warm clothing, and a first aid kit. It's always good to be prepared and hire a guide or porter, or join a group of trekkers.
  • Make sure you have all the necessary permits and documents, and it's also good to be familiar with the emergency evacuation plan.

Annapurna Full Circuit Trek Cost For 2024 And 2025

Our Annapurna Full Circuit Trek Package Costs range between US$ 900 - US$ 995 per person. Please follow the table below for the group price details:

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2 to 4USD 950Book Now
5 to 10USD 900Book Now

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Day to Day Itinerary
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You will be met by our airport representative at Tribhuwan International Airport. He will transport you to the hotel in a special tourist vehicle and help you check-in. After a long travel, relax with a nap. To get your first sights of Kathmandu city, explore some of the lovely spots outside of your lodging. In the evening, you will meet your guide for a briefing on the Annapurna Full Circuit Trek Itinerary. The guide will provide you with any equipment that is lacking as well as information on the trek.

  • 3 Stars Hotel in Thamel

A regular bus that departs early in the morning will take you from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule via Besisahar. Your journey to Dharapani, your final stop for the day, will next be made in a shared jeep. With its breathtaking waterfalls, snow-capped mountains, and several suspension bridges, the experience of Annapurna Full Circuit Trekking will astound you. Before reaching Dharapani, you will travel beside the Marsayangdi River via charming rural villages like Ngadi, Bahundanda, Syange, Jagat, Chamje, and Tal. Visitors should register their IDs and hiking permits at the Dharapani police checkpoint.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 8 to 9 Hours
  • 234 Kilometers

You will travel through the alpine country today, where the temperature will decline. One gets to the Tibetan settlements of Bagarchhap and Danakyu after trekking through the woodlands. Along with pine forests, farms, and vistas of the Lamjung and Annapurna II peaks, you will witness the apple-growing region. After passing through the lovely towns of Timang, Thanchowk, and Koto, where the Naar-Phu road connects the Full Annapurna Circuit Trek Route, you will eventually arrive at Chame. The village's main entrance is framed by a sizable mani wall with prayer wheels. The district seat of Manang, Chame, offers a wide range of amenities, including lodging, Internet cafés, outdoor equipment stores, banks, and communication and medical centers.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 5 to 6 Hours
  • 15.5 Kilometers

The Chame route winds through stunning pine and rhododendron woods in a small, steep valley. The Full Annapurna Circuit Trekking Route ascends after a suspension bridge over the Marshyangdi River and provides stunning views of mountainous terrain, including the face of Pangdi Danda and Swargadwari Danda. You will pass through the villages of Talekhu and Bhratang and arrive at Dhikur Pokhari if you keep going. Annapurna II, Pisang Peak, Chulu Peak, and Tilicho Peak, among many more peaks, can be viewed from Dhikur Pokhari. After that, you will go toward Upper Pisang by crossing a suspension bridge over a river. Upper Pisang offers stunning views of the Annapurna Range's Kuntu Danda, Longyo Danda, and Pisang Peak.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 5 to 6 Hours
  • 13.5 Kilometers

You will take the toughest path, which includes multiple steep ascents and twists, starting from Upper Pisang. You can experience breathtaking views of the Lamjung Himal (6,983m), Annapurna II (7,937m), Annapurna IV (7,525m), Gandarbha Chuli (6,250m), Annapurna III (7555m), Gangapurna (7,544m), Glacier Dome (7,193m), and Khangsar Kan while trekking on the upper paths of Upper Pisang through Ghyaru and Ngawal (6,091m). You will notice that the air gets colder, dryer, and harsher as the Annapurna Complete Circuit Trek Route ascend.

You will get the chance to learn about Buddhist culture as you go through the Tibetan settlements along this trail. On the route to Manang, it passes through the endearing village of Munchi and the inconspicuous hamlet of Braga. You will eventually arrive at Manang market after passing through a number of monasteries. Along the way, you will notice that the road is lined with Buddhist temples. One of the largest settlements in Manang, which is situated along the Annapurna Full Circuit Trekking route.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 7 to 8 Hours
  • 17.2 Kilometers

Before continuing to Tilicho Lake, this is a rest day as per Annapurna Full Circuit Trek Itinerary. Make the most of your time by taking a little stroll to acclimate yourself by visiting Gangapurna Lake and the neighborhood. The scenery is stunning, despite the route of this tourist attraction is a little challenging and littered with tiny pebbles. The serene Gangapurna Lake receives its water from melting glaciers while being surrounded by gleaming mountains and rugged hills. Glacial Dom, Khangsar Kang, Mt. Gangapurna, and Annapurna can all be seen from the lake. Also popular among hikers are side trips to the beautiful Ice Lake and Base Camp.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Your Annapurna Full Circuit Trekking Route will ascend to the settlement of Tengi from Manang village, crosses a spring, and then continues to ascend out of the Marshyangdi Valley before turning northwest and ascending the Jarsang Khola valley. The path proceeds northward through this valley, slowly gaining altitude as it passes through a few meadows and a juniper tree scrub. The little settlement of Ghusang, which consists of a collection of mud-roofed structures, is located close to where the route continues to travel. The trail passes through yak and horse grazing meadows known as Yak Kharka. The path crosses a historic old Mani wall in a peaceful meadow after passing a small river on a wooden bridge, and it eventually reaches to the lovely hamlet of Ledar.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 3 to 4 Hours
  • 9.1 Kilometers

You will walk to Thorung High Camp, also known as Thorung Phedi, today. Depending on your physical condition and the weather, it will take 4 to 5 hours to reach Thorung Phedi or Thorung High Camp. In these higher locations, the difficulty level and frequently severe winds are impacted by the higher altitude. Snow on the Complete Annapurna Circuit Trek Route can make it take considerably longer. Following your guide, go gently and carefully.

You may observe herds of Yaks and blue sheep grazing on the other side of the river, across from the course. In Thorung Phedi, there aren't many tea places. Unlike the lush lowlands you crossed on the way up during the first part of the hike, the deserted, rocky environment is unearthly and quite different. Trekking to the High Camp will make the next day's trip simpler if you are not exhausted and eager to go further.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 4 to 5 Hours
  • 7.3 Kilometers

The journey you will do today is one of the toughest in the whole Annapurna Full Circuit Trek Itinerary. You may reach the 5416-meter Thorung La Pass by way of Thorung Phedi or Thorung High Camp. Thorung La Pass offers a distant view of the Annapurna Range, Thorong Peak, Dhaulagiri Range, Nilgiri, and other mountains. You will wander down to Muktinath after savoring the splendor and snapping a few pictures.

There is only downhill travel between Thorung La Pass to Muktinath. In addition to being a Buddhist temple, Muktinath is the second-largest Hindu temple. The Muktinath shrine receives a high number of Hindu pilgrims. In Muktinath, there are two small ponds and 108 water taps. A holy natural gas flame sparkles behind a grill just above the spring at Dhola Mebar Gompa, or the Jwalamai (goddess of fire) temple, a little distance away via a group of Chorten.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 8 to 9 Hours
  • 15.6 Kilometers

Today's Annapurna Full Circuit Trekking route will leave from Muktinath once breakfast is over. As you descend, you will pass through several charming villages, including Jharkot, Kagbeni, and Ekle Bhatti. The journey to Jomsom is considerably less difficult than the previous one because the majority of the roads are downhill. The last few sections of the route are a little more challenging due to steep inclines.

You must ascend the mountains that lead to the Kali Gandaki River and a windswept valley in order to reach Jomsom. Jomsom, which serves as the district's administrative hub for the Mustang area, is home to the Thakali people and the traditional salt dealers. Jomsom offers a clear view of Tilicho Peak, Nilgiri, and Dhaulagiri. From Jomsom, you will continue your trek via Syang, and Marpha to finally reach Tukuche.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 8 to 9 Hours
  • 28.1 Kilometers

Your Full Annapurna Circuit Trek route will depart for Ghasa today after breakfast in Tukuche. As you travel from Tukuche to Lete, you will pass through the picturesque towns of Kobang, Larjung, Kokhethanti, and Kalopani. You may enjoy a stunning view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna from Lete. The Kaligandaki River will be followed on the trip from Lete until you reach Ghasa. You will spend the night at Ghasa.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 7 to 8 Hours
  • 20 Kilometers

As the Annapurna Full Circuit Trekking Route descends from Ghasa to lower heights, subtropical flora becomes more noticeable. Rupse Chahara (a waterfall) is located along this road, and if you continue down the east bank from Kopchepani, you'll arrive at Narchyang Besi, which has a power plant that provides the community with electricity. You will pass via the villages of Dana, Duwarikhola Gaon, Guithe, and Jalthale on your way to Tatopani, your final stop for the day. There are hot springs in Tatopani where you may have a revitalizing soak.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 4 to 5 Hours
  • 14.2 Kilometers

After enjoying a sumptuous breakfast in Tatopani, you will set off on your Annapurna Full Circuit Trek route from the highway. You will pass through picturesque villages with terraced and sloping farmlands, such Ghara, Shikha, and Phalate. Throughout the trek, you may see how villagers live. Ghorepani is reached after a hard climb largely along stone-paved routes. A variety of vibrant plants can be seen along the way, and as you climb, you can see more and more majestic mountain peaks. The next morning, additional beauty can be seen at Poon Hill.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 7 to 8 Hours
  • 15.7 Kilometers

For the Poon Hill excursion, you must get up early. The most breathtaking panoramic views of the Himalayas are provided by Poon Hill, which is located 3210 meters above sea level. The golden summits come to life with the dawn's first light. Following an hour of taking in the breathtaking scenery, you will return to Ghorepani for a delicious supper before continuing the Annapurna Full Circuit Trek in the direction of Tikhedhunga. To ultimately get to Tikhedhunga, your final stop for the day, you will walk through rhododendron woods, passing through magnificent towns like Nangethanti, Banthanti, and Ulleri, a sizable Magar hamlet.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 6 to 7 Hours
  • 12.9 Kilometers

You will begin your Full Annapurna Circuit Trek from Tikhedhunga to Nayapul today after breakfast. To ultimately reach Nayapul, you will stroll through picturesque towns like Hile, Sudame, and Birethanti. Following Bhurungdi Khola from Sudame to Birethanti and then Modi Khola to Nayapul is your hiking route. You will take a private vehicle from Nayapul to Pokhara. You will have free time in Pokhara to spend any way you choose. You may go shopping, explore the area around your hotel, or perhaps rent a boat and cruise Phewa Lake.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • 4 to 5 Hours
  • 9.2 Kilometers

This will be the last day of your Annapurna Full Circuit Trek Itinerary which involves trekking. After a sumptuous breakfast in Pokhara, you will board a tourist bus for Kathmandu. The travel time to the Kathmandu Valley will be between 7 and 8 hours. From the bus's windows, you can take in the breathtaking scenery as you journey. Once in Kathmandu, our driver will assist you in getting to your accommodation. We will celebrate the successful conclusion of your trekking with an incredible farewell dinner in the evening.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast
  • 7 to 8 Hours
  • 205 Kilometers

A drop from the hotel to the airport 3 hours before the scheduled time of the flight is arranged in a private tourist vehicle. You can also opt for another program with us and elongate your stay.

    Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

    Cost Includes
    • Airport Pick up and drop off service by Private Coach.
    • 2 night's accommodation with breakfast at Standard Hotel in Kathmandu
    • 1 night's accommodation with breakfast at Standard Hotel in Pokhara
    • Three-time food in a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with Tea and coffee during the trek
    • Accommodation during the trek (Best Available Tea House)
    • Bus ticket to Besishar and tourist bus ticket to Kathmandu from Pokhara
    • Annapurna conservation permits and TIMS Permits
    • Staffs insurance, well-paid salary, equipment, food and accommodation
    • Rescue Arrangements off course not the rescue bills
    • Trekking gear duffel bag for your trekking stuff
    • Sleeping Bag (refundable)
    • Medical Kit Bag on every trip
    • First Aid and Eco trained English Speaking professionals’ guide
    • Tourist service charge, Vat
    • One map of Annapurna Trek for the group
    Cost Excludes
    • International airfare, Nepal Travel insurance and Nepal Visa Fee (You may easily issue Nepal visa on your travel).
    • Meals whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Porter to carry your luggage during the trek. If you would like to take a porter, you could add it to our add-on option while you are doing the booking process.Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, Tips
    • Expenses occurred due to unavoidable Events i.e. road wrecks, flight delays, etc
    • Tips for guide and porter (expected at the end of the trek )
    Departure Dates
    • We have daily departures for this trip from March to May and from mid-September to mid-December. You can type in the number of passengers to book a reservation and select a date that is convenient for you. Due to group size, we never cancel a trip once you've made a reservation. If you would rather join the group, we will add more travelers on the selected date. You can let us know once you make a reservation or earlier.
    • If you want to cancel the trip for any reason, you can let us know at least 30 days in advance. Wewill refund your deposit. If you want to cancel the trip within a 30-day period, we will keep your deposit until you find out the next schedule.
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    Annapurna Full Circuit Trek Best Time, Season, Months

    The best season for the Annapurna Full Circuit Trek is during the months of September to November and March to May. During these months, the weather is generally clear and dry, providing the best conditions for trekking. The temperature is also relatively mild, making it comfortable for hiking.

    • September to November is the autumn season, and the monsoon has just ended, so the trails are less muddy and the views are spectacular. The rhododendron forest, which lines the trail, is in full bloom during this period.
    • March to May is the spring season, and the weather is also clear, but the temperature can be warmer during the day. This season is considered the second-best time to trek.

    It's important to note that the Annapurna region can be unpredictable and can experience unforeseeable weather conditions, such as heavy rain or snowfall, even during the best seasons. So, it's always best to be prepared and have a contingency plan.

    Food or Meal Availability on Annapurna Full Circuit Trek

    During the Annapurna Full Circuit Trek, we will serve 15 breakfasts, 14 lunches, and 14 dinners. Typically, lunch is offered throughout the day at the finest lunch location, and dinner and breakfast are served at the same lodge where you spend the night. Tea houses serve basic lunches during the whole hiking day. Traditional Nepalese foods, Tibetan, Indian, and the continental fare will be the most often found cuisines on the menu.

    The tea houses or lodges are the main places to get meals like pasta, noodles, a range of fresh soups, handmade bread items, different dishes with rice, lentils, and curries, spaghetti, pizza, egg items, rolls, Mo: Mo (dumplings), homemade pancakes, bread and chapatti, and items of potatoes. Most establishments have meat on hand. All of the meat is sent from Pokhara or Kathmandu, so it is not fresh and is not healthy for your health. Therefore, we advise avoiding eating any meat products.

    Before you go on your walk, you must prepare the meals that your agency is giving. Desserts, beverages, snacks, water, and special menu items are frequently excluded from the pricing. Additionally, it is advised to include iodine water purification pills or other alternatives on the hike to clean drinking water. Water that has been boiled, filtered, or packaged is provided for an additional fee.

    Accommodation Facility on Annapurna Full Circuit Trek

    You will stay in conventional teahouses or lodges throughout your 17-day Annapurna Full Circuit Trek. Facilities at the teahouse in Annapurna are not very opulent. The services offered are basic and seem to be a method of surviving. Other than a furnished wooden bed, luxury items are uncommon in Teahouse. Although this does not spark the interest of hikers, they also permit you to bring a pillow, mattress, and blanket. Due to the chilly terrain, each teahouse offers guests a hot shower heated by an electric or solar heater. Even fewer of these teahouses provide full-day access to hot and cold baths in their en suite facilities.

    To make up for it, the teahouse accommodations are family-friendly, unlike any other business in the vicinity. Stunning Annapurna views are provided without charge despite the modest amenities. The trekkers who have gathered inside the teahouse are all telling stories about their own journeys, which is lovely. The serene environment of Annapurna is provided by its distance from the city's bustle. For breathtaking vistas, amazing convenience, and a fair price, Annapurna teahouse accommodation is the ideal choice. It will be challenging to get a location in Annapurna during the busy season, so make sure to plan early.

    Annapurna Full Circuit Trek Difficulty

    The Annapurna Full Circuit Trek is considered a moderate to challenging trek, depending on your level of fitness and experience. The trek covers a distance of approximately 230km and takes around 12-20 days to complete, depending on the itinerary. The trek involves several strenuous uphill and downhill hikes, reaching a maximum altitude of 5,416 meters (17,769 feet) at Thorong La Pass.

    The first half of the Annapurna Full Circuit Trek is relatively easy, as the trail follows the Marsyangdi River, passing through lush green forests and terraced fields. However, as the trek progresses, the trail becomes steeper and more challenging, with several steep ascents and descents. The last few days of the trek, particularly the ascent to Thorong La Pass and the descent from the pass, are considered the most challenging. Additionally, the high altitude of the trek can also pose a challenge, as the risk of altitude sickness increases at elevations above 3,000 meters (9,842 feet). It's important to properly acclimatize and to be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness.

    Overall, the Annapurna Full Circuit Trek is a physically and mentally demanding trek, requiring a good level of fitness, proper planning, and proper gear. However, the stunning views of the Annapurna mountain range, the diverse culture of the local people, and the sense of accomplishment upon completion make it a rewarding experience.

    The Necessity of Travel Insurance during Annapurna Full Circuit Trek

    Travel insurance is highly recommended for the Annapurna Full Circuit Trek, as it can provide coverage for unexpected medical expenses, emergency evacuation, trip cancellation, and lost or stolen personal items. The Annapurna region is remote and mountainous, making access to medical facilities limited. In case of an emergency, the cost of evacuation by helicopter can be very high. Having travel insurance can provide peace of mind, knowing that you will be covered in case of an unexpected medical emergency.

    Additionally, the Annapurna Full Circuit Trek is a strenuous trek that takes place in a remote and rugged environment, where the risk of accidents and injuries is higher than in a more developed area. Travel insurance can provide coverage for accidents and injuries, such as a broken bone or sprained ankle, which could occur during the trek. Travel insurance can also provide coverage for trip cancellation or interruption due to unforeseen circumstances such as natural disasters, illness, or death of a close family member.

    It is important to note that many trekking agencies and tour operators require proof of travel insurance before starting the trek, so it's best to have it before you go. Make sure to read the terms and conditions of the policy carefully, and to understand what it covers and what it doesn't.

    Altitude Sickness and Remedies during Annapurna Full Circuit Trek

    Altitude sickness, also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS), is a condition that can occur when ascending to high altitudes, such as on the Annapurna Full Circuit Trek, where the maximum elevation is 5,416 meters (17,769 feet) at Thorong La Pass. Symptoms of altitude sickness include headache, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath, and insomnia. In severe cases, it can lead to fluid accumulation in the lungs or brain, which can be life-threatening.

    The best way to prevent altitude sickness is to properly acclimatize by ascending gradually and allowing enough time for your body to adjust to the change in altitude. This can be done by following a gradual ascent schedule, taking rest days, avoiding alcohol, and sleeping at a high altitude on the first day. If you begin to feel symptoms of altitude sickness, it's important to descend to a lower altitude as soon as possible. Medications such as acetazolamide and ibuprofen can also be used to help alleviate symptoms, but it's always best to consult with a doctor or trek leader before taking any medication during your trek.

    It's also important to stay well-hydrated, as dehydration can worsen symptoms of altitude sickness. It's also important to monitor your symptoms and if they worsen, descend to a lower altitude. It's always best to be prepared and take precautionary measures, such as carrying a portable oxygen cylinder, if you have a history of altitude sickness or other medical conditions that can be exacerbated by altitude. It's also good to hire a guide or porter or join a group of trekkers.

    Annapurna Full Circuit Trek Packing List, Gears, Equipment

    Here is a general packing list for the Annapurna Full Circuit Trek:

    • Hiking boots: A sturdy pair of hiking boots with good ankle support is essential.
    • Sleeping bag: A good quality down sleeping bag with a rating of -10 to -15 degrees Celsius is recommended.
    • Backpack: A backpack with a capacity of 60-70 liters is ideal for carrying all of your gear.
    • Waterproof jacket and pants: To protect you from rain and snow.
    • Warm clothing: A down jacket, thermal layers, fleece, and a warm hat and gloves.
    • Headlamp: Essential for trekking in the early morning or late evening.
    • First aid kit: Including basic medical supplies, such as bandages, painkillers, and anti-inflammatory medications.
    • Sunscreen and sunglasses: To protect your skin and eyes from the sun's harmful UV rays.
    • Water bottles or hydration system: To stay hydrated during the trek.
    • Trekking poles: To aid in balance and support on steep and uneven terrain.
    • Personal hygiene items: Including wet wipes, hand sanitizer, and toilet paper.

    It's important to note that this is a general list and you should adjust it according to your own needs and preferences. Recommended Packing List for Nepal Trekking

    Annapurna Full Circuit Trek Guide and Safety Major

    A guide is not mandatory but highly recommended when undertaking the Annapurna Full Circuit Trek. A guide can provide valuable information about the route, local culture, and customs, as well as help with language barriers. They can also help with the logistics of the trek, such as arranging accommodation and transportation. Additionally, a guide can provide valuable insight into the current trail conditions, and weather forecast, and help plan an appropriate itinerary. They can also provide first aid and advice if you experience altitude sickness or other health issues.

    A guide can also help with safety measures. The Annapurna Full Circuit Trek takes place in a remote and rugged environment, and a guide can provide valuable knowledge and experience in navigating the trail, identifying potential hazards, and providing guidance on how to avoid them. They can also provide basic safety instructions such as how to cross a suspension bridge and how to use the equipment properly.

    A guide can also help in case of emergency, such as arranging emergency evacuation if required. They can also assist you in case of an accident or injury, providing first aid and contacting the rescue team if necessary. It's also good to be familiar with the emergency evacuation plan and know the location of the nearest medical facility, and have a means of communication with your guide or trek leader.

    Annapurna Full Circuit Trek Booking Procedure

    Government-approved trek and tour operator company, Green Valley Nepal Treks has been offering these services for over ten years in Nepal. Both the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN) recognize us as members. As a result, you can confidently reserve Annapurna Full Circuit Trek Package. To reserve this trip, we need a deposit equal to 10% of the total cost. Within a week of making your reservation, please email us copies of essential papers you may have, such as your passport, passport-size photos, travel insurance, and arrival and departure flight information. You may make a payment on our website via bank transfer, western union, or online. You have three payment options when you land in Nepal: cash, bank transfer, and credit card. For your convenience, we will also email you payment information, including the method of payment and the total amount.

    What our travelers saysClient Reviews
    • TripAdvisor

      Unforgettable Annapurna Full Circuit Trek

      It has been an amazing and unforgettable Annapurna Full Circuit Trek for us. This would not be possible without the care and concern of Green Valley. Right from the start when we first contacted Arjun, he was responsive and always try his best to cater to what we needed. Once we arrived in Kathmandu, everything is taken care of from the pick-up to the trek itself. Special thanks to our guides Keshar and porter Bipan who have since become like our own family. Keshar is kind and always there to take care of us. When there’s a rocky path, he’s there to hold my hand to ensure my safety. When my hands are freezing cold, he will try to warm them up. Our porter Bipan is superhuman! He will always come back to where we are after he arrives at the destination so he can also tell us to carry our day pack after he unloads our big duffel bags. I think I have never experienced such service and kindness from any company. In conclusion, I highly recommend Green Valley for its professionalism and top-notch service, and will definitely engage them again when I am back.

      F
      Fairy YeeDecember 07, 2022Hungary
    • TripAdvisor

      Annapurna Full Circuit Trekking with Knowledgeable Guides

      Had an awesome time, Green Valley Nepal Treks organized everything for us making it all incredibly easy. Very good prices and an enjoyable experience. Our guide Krishna was excellent, very friendly, and knowledgeable about the Annapurna Full Circuit Trekking. Would definitely recommend the experience, especially with Krishna as a guide.

      K
      KarlNovember 21, 2022United Kingdom
    FAQs
    • Yes, you definitely require trekking permits and they are:

      • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System)
      • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit)

      You may rely on Green Valley Nepal Treks to assist you with all the documentation required to obtain these permits.

    • According to your budget, available time, and degree of fitness, we are willing to modify this package. Green Valley Nepal Treks has a track record of planning client-specific treks that meet their needs.

    • In the Annapurna area, hiking alone is dangerous. If you get lost or interpret the path incorrectly, there is no one to follow you the entire way. Hikers who are trekking alone face more dangers. As a result, be sure to get a qualified trek guide who can accompany you on the route.

    • Yes, you can drink water from a bottle, purified drinking water, or tap water. We advise you to purchase purified refill water from your tea house lodge. Depending on where you are, each refueling may only cost you a little fee. The price rises as you ascend in height.

    • Here are a few tips from our experienced guides to avoid altitude sickness;

      • Slow ascend with proper rest and acclimatization
      • Drink enough water to get hydrated
      • Consume enough balanced diet food
      • Avoid alcohol, cigarettes, tobacco during the trek
      • Get prepared physically and mentally for the trek
    • Yes, all guesthouses and lodges will have charging stations, however occasionally there may be load-shedding issues, so it's best to have a power bank or extra batteries.

    • You can store your extra luggage in your hotel or you can store safely in our office.

    • Yes, trekkers will get Wi-Fi at several guesthouses for a nominal fee. In lower hills, it could function properly, but in the mountains, the connection might not be reliable, making it difficult for hikers to use the internet anytime they need to.

    • Yes, it is highly recommended that you have travel insurance when participating in the Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho and Poonhill Trek. The trek takes place in a remote region with limited access to medical facilities, so it is important to have insurance in case of an emergency. Additionally, the trek involves some challenging conditions and there is always a risk of accidents or illnesses, so it's a good idea to have insurance to protect yourself financially.

    • You must make reservations for this walk in the spring (March, April, and May) and autumn seasons (September, October, and November) in order to complete this trek without extra trouble such as snow and slippery road. These months include bright skies, a variety of flowers in bloom, and lush rainforest. If you are lucky, you could come across a variety of wild animals.

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