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Annapurna Circuit Trek – 20 Days

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Annapurna Circuit Trek 20 Days is along trek which goes within the Annapurna Region.  The trek transfers through the world largest pass called Thorong – La pass which stands at an altitude of 5461m above the sea level and starts from the tropical valley of Besisahar. Short Annapurna Circuit Trek – 20 days is an itinerary designed for trekkers with limited time bound in Nepal. This trek provides amazing views of some sky scarping peaks of Nepal with their base camps which include Annapurna I and Machapuchre Mountains. Moreover, in this short Annapurna Circuit trek you will experience the wildest variety of Climate and vegetation of Annapurna Region.  Annapurna region is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the world after Everest.

Annapurna Circuit Trek is an ideal trek for enthusiastic trekkers with limited time. Anyone with good physical fitness can do this trek. Although no prior trekking experience is required for doing this trek, trekking or hiking experience anywhere in the world would be an added point.  Since the maximum altitude gained during the trek is 4130m, it is very rare for trekkers to have altitude problems.

The best season to do Annapurna Circuit Trek is during Spring and Autumn. These seasons guarantees the best views and good weather. Although the trek can be done during Monsoon as well but there occurs heavy rainfall which is not suitable for trekking and during winter the region gets heavy rainfall and is freezing cold. 

Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)


Day 02: Drive to Khudi (800m/2,624ft): 7- 8 hours


Day 03: Khudi to Sirung (2200m/7216 ft): 6 - 7 hours


Day 04: Sirung to Jagat (1,300m/4265ft): 6 - 7 hours


Day 05: Jagat to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft): 7-8 hours


Day 06: Dharapani to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft): 5 - 6 hours


Day 07: Chame to Pisang (3,300m/10824ft): 5 - 6 hours


Day 08: Pisang to Manang: 6 - 7 hours


Day 09: Manang: Acclimatization day


Day 10: Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft): 3 - 4 hours


Day 11: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,600m/15,092ft): 3 - 4 hours


Day 12: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft) via Thorong La pass (5416m/17764ft): 7 - 8 hours


Day 13: Muktinath to Marpha (2,670m/8,760ft): 4 - 5 hours


Day 14: Marpha to Kalopani (2,530 m/8,300 ft): 5 - 6 hours


Day 15: Kalopani to Tatopani (1,200m/3,937ft): 6 - 7 hours


Day 16: Tatopani to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft): 7 - 8 hours


Day 17: Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani (2,700m/8,860ft): 6 - 7 hours


Day 18:  Tadapani to Pokhara (850m/2,789ft) via Ghandruk: 5 - 6 hours trek, 1 hour drive


Day 19: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu: 5-6 hours


Day 20: Final departure


Trip Cost Include:

  1. Transfer airport/hotel/airport on both domestic and international flights by private vehicle.
  2. Full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with Nepalese cultural guide and private vehicle, including world heritage sites entrance fees as per the above itinerary.
  3. 5 -star deluxe hotel accommodations in Kathmandu, Shangri La Resort in Pokhara on a twin share bed- and- breakfast basis as per the itinerary.
  4. Accommodation in comfortable lodge or Teahouse while on trek
  5. Full board meals while on trekking (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with tea and coffee.
  6. Professional local trekking guide trained in Wilderness First Aid, Plus Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  7. All meals, accommodation, salary, equipment, transportation for guide and porter.
  8. Insurance covering all stuff, including porters as per state law
  9. Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as applicable.
  10. Domestic flight to/from Pokhara and Kathmandu, including airport tax.
  11. Warm down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion).
  12. All necessary paper work and permits, including TIMS permit
  13. Travel & Rescue arrangement. (Helicopter Evacuation available if required, at clients' cost).
  14. Comprehensive First aid medical kit.
  15. Complementary  Actual adventure T-shirt and Annapurna region trekking map
  16. Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu at typical Nepali restaurant.
  17. All applicable government taxes.

Please Note: On our tours/trek packages, rooms or tents are provided on a twin sharing basis. A single person supplement charge will be added. This is waived for certain treks. Please discuss this with us. Occasionally, we can match you with a compatible partner for trekking purposes with your approval.

Trip Cost Exclude:

  1. Visa fee for Nepal (Please bring accurate $USD cash t $25 for 15 day, US$ 40 for 30 day, and US$ 100 for three month and two passport size photograph).
  2. Any meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara other than breakfast (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary).
  3. Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks and laundry).
  4. Personal medical and travel insurance and medical bills.
  5. International air fares/ flights (Fares and flights can be arranged upon the request).
  6. Hot shower during trekking.
  7. Personal trekking equipment.

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 circuit - professional guide - perfectly organized”

Excellent organized annapurna circuit trekking trekking

Excellent organized annapurna circuit trekking tour. The guide has a deep knowledge about this area, secret places and all the plant and animal life of this region. The package was with one of the best hotels in Kathmandu: Alpine Hotel. The Hotel has a good and quiet place in the busy Thamel district. The customer service by Kedar, Sujan and the complete Actual Adventure Trekking and Expedition team is excellent. They manage all requirements fast and with high effort. I can recommend this trekking company as you perfect partner for this lovely country.With a local person you get a different and better insight into the different areas of Nepal.

Alexander Richter    
Munich, Germany

“Annapurna Circuit trek-20 days”


Sujan Neupane 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 Sujan 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.´

yesenia Vega Velasquez
Lima -Peru

“Annapurna circuit track and amazing upper Mustang”2016

 jeep trip crossing from Sout to north Nepal aiming La Mutang village

I was in Nepal with a friend on a jeep trip crossing from Sout to north Nepal aiming La Mutang village , in upper Mustang . All the arrangements was done by Actual Adventure Pvt.
Thank you Mr. Kedar Neupane for organizing our trip Annapurna circuit track and amazing upper Mustang and especially for your splendid hospitality.
Many thanks to our guide Uttam for his professionalism and care during the whole trip.
We also thank our driver who somehow took us to places crossing rivers & very difficult ways or no roads at all...

I hope to visit soon again in beautiful Nepal and the Himalayas , surely with your company.

With best regards,

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