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Annapurna Circle Trek (17 days)

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Annapurna circle trek is one of the popular classical treks in Nepal. Annapurna circle trekking passes from 830m/2,723ft to 5,416m/17,769ft throughout the high mountains and the deep valleys in Annapurna range. Annapurna range is a 34 miles (55 km) long section of Himalayas in North Central Nepal which includes Annapurna I and thirteen additional peaks above 7000 m. and sixteen more over 6000 m. In this Annapurna circle trek you will have a walk on the world's deepest Kali Gandaki gorge and world's highest pass -Thorong La (5,416m/17,769ft). Other attraction of Annapurna circle trekking is, you can get chance to visit the Manang valley, the spiritual Muktinath, the most fantastic and famous view from Poon Hill and many more…

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,350m/4,264 ft]

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Syange/ Jagat [1100m/3608 ft]: 8-10 hr

Day 04: Trek Syange/Jagat to Dharapani [1,960m/6,430ft]: 7-8 hrs

Day 05: Dharapani-Chame [2,710m/8,891ft]: 5-6 hrs

Day 06: Chame- Pisang [3,300m/10824ft]: 5-6 hrs

Day 07: Upper Pisang-Manang [3,500m/11,482ft]: 6-7 hrs

Day 08: Manang: rest and explore the village

Day 10: Yak Kharka - Thorong Phedi [4,600m/15,092ft]: 3-4 hrs

Day 11: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath [3,800/12,467ft]: 7-8 hrs

Day 14: Ghorepani- Tadapani [2,710m/8,891ft]: 6-7 hrs

Day 15: Tadapani - Ghandruk -Pokhara [850m/2,789ft]: 6-7 hrs trek and 1 hour drive

Day 16: Pokhara-Kathmandu: 6 hrs drive

Day 17: Departure

Stay Safe

  • Altitude Sickness: The main and common risk while trekking above about 2500m is Altitude sickness. Altitude sickness is caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. The available amount of oxygen to sustain mental and physical alertness decreases with altitude. Available oxygen drops as the air density itself, the number of molecules (of both oxygen and nitrogen) per given volume, drops as altitude increases. So don’t ignore, if you have any symptoms then descending to a lower altitude is the only option.
  • Water: Have some means to purify water, iodine or a fine ceramic filter are the best options. The streams should be considered polluted and whilst bottled water is often available, the disposal of plastic bottles is a problem.

Electricity in Nepal

Nepal is a developing country, Outside of major cities area electricity on trekking can be scares. You should have to pay 100-800 NRs per hour to charge goods on many lodges and also many tea-house treks, including in Annapurna base camp trek, Everest Base camp trek and many others treks also. Chargers often won't work on low power solar systems you find right up in the mountains so u can buy alternative bayonet light to electricity power plug converter, which will only works in low voltage is highlow. The standard Nepalese electrical outlet is a three-pronged triangle so bring three-pronged triangle chargers.

Nepal Climate information

Nepal is a landlocked country which lies in Hindu Kush Himalayan region. Nepal has monsoonal climate having four main seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn and winter.

Below is a general guide to conditions at different seasons:
January to March (winter): In this season temperature will decrease at often 0°C (32°F) at night, with extreme cold at high elevations. It is possible to trek in places like the Everest region during the winter but due to extreme cold weather and heavy snow fall it may be quite difficult than as usual.
April to June (summer): In these months it is quite warm and dry weather. There is an abundance of blooming flowers in the Himalayas at this time, with rhododendrons, in particular, adding a splash of color to the landscape. This season is the best time to undertake mountain expeditions.
June to September (Monsoon): There will be heavy monsoonal rainfall in this season. Rains are generally lighter in high Himalayan reasons. In this season the mountain ranges are not often visible due to the clouds.
October to December (autumn): These months are cool and clear which is due to the end of monsoon, there is little dust in the air so this is the best season to visit the hilly and mountainous regions.

Nepal Visas information

Visa in Nepal can be acquired on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and also at the border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki border of Nepal - India and Kodari on Nepal-China border. Visa can also acquire at the nearest Nepal Embassy. For visa renewal purpose you can contact at Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan at Kathmandu. A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background is required. Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.

Visa Facility         Duration       Fee
Multiple entry       15 days          US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry       30 days          US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry       90 days          US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Respect to Local Peoples

In Nepal, “Namaste” or “Namaskar” is said to an older or high-status person with palms together, figure up. It is used to greet a person in place of goodbye or hello. There is no limitation how many times you say “Namaste” but, it is better if you say once per person, per day. If You want to say “Thank You” then you can say “Dhanyabaad /'ðɅnjɅbɑ:d/ (Dhan-ya-baad)” 

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Annapurna Circle Trek (17 days)

Annapurna Round Trek

(5/5)

Dear Kedar & Keshab, Thank you for organizing this trip for me. It was a truly memorable trip and I shall treasure the memories forever. A very special thank you to my guide and friend Keshab for walking all the way back to the high camp in thorung phedi when I left my mobile phone at the lodge. Truly remarkable service. I wish you all the very best..!! I highly recommend Actual Adventure for anyone planning to visit the Himalayas. Kind Regards, Rajith

Annapurna Circuit trekking- October 2010

(5/5)

Kedar was very attentive to my needs and even drove many hours to bring me new shoes when my boots gave me terrible blisters.  He also supplied me with a trekking pole for my trip and helped me pick out the gear I needed for the trek.  The guide was also very good and knew the trail well.  He was also flexible and let me go at my own pace.  Sometimes we pushed ahead and sometimes we rested when I got sick.  I had a great experience and would recommend Actual Adventures.Vaughn Alexander blackman

Los angeles ,CA ,USA

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Annapurna Circuit trek-10 days

(5/5)

Binod Nepal was my guide for the Annapurna Circuit trek, which lasted 12 days. He was excellent in every way – I don’t think I would have had such an enjoyable trek without him. He knows the best local places to stay, to eat and to see. He is encouraging and accommodating and just plain fun to travel with. I would recommend Binod to any one of my friends and would prefer to have him as my guide for my next trek. Thank you Kedar and all team from Actual Adventure for this memorial and enjoyable trip.´

Mr. Praveen  Shankaranarayana

20927 Amie Ave Apt 11

United States

Annapurna Circuit Trekking

(5/5)

Kedar, Just a note to say how delighted we have been with your service, all of the arrangements’ that you made in adventure of our arrival walked out perfectly.

The guide you provided service was a great Mr Suajn Gurung is really Good guide, we highly recommended him for any trekking in Nepal. We love to see Evert next year with your professional service.

Jim and John Moore

Australia

09 November, 2012

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