By booking this trekking package, you hereby agree that:
- You will be holding a valid travel insurance package that covers cancellations, accidents, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects during the total duration of the trekking.
- Should an emergency evacuation be required, you will provide your insurance policy to the operators and authorise them to deal directly with your insurance company.
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The Annapurna Circuit is actually a well-defined circular trail starting from the subtropics, continuing through alpine forests, finally to the arctic Thorung-La Pass at 5,416 m. and looping back to Pokhara. The bonus you will have is a superb cultural experience with the warm-hearted locals as most of the nights will be spent in their teahouses, except for a few nights in tented camps.
After being transported from Pokhara to Beshi Shahar, a small town outside Pokhara Valley, your trekking starts. From Khudi onwards, the trail goes side by side of Marsyangdi River and continues to its origin at Manang, a valley renowned for its immense beauty. The trail then takes you through traditional villages, alpine forests, and amazing passes covered with snow almost throughout the year.
You will have ample time to observe different rare and endangered species of flora and fauna, the traditional lifestyles and cultures of the village people and also some ancient Hindu and Buddhist shrines and monuments during your journey.
The entire region is under close scrutiny of Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) in order to conserve its pristine natural and cultural heritage. Your own compliance to the "Take only memories and leave only footprints" principle of trekking in this Himalayan country is essential for the success of such projects and will be greatly appreciated.
Drive from Pokhara to Besi Sahar (823m).
Besishar to Baundada (1430m).
Baundanda to Chamje (1560m).
Chamje to Dharapani (1881m).
Dharapani to Chame (2725m).
Chame to Pisang (3100m).
Pisang to Manang (3500m).
Acclimatisation day at Manang
Manang to Yak kharka or Lether. (4000-4200m)
Yak Kharka to Throung Phedi or High camp (4420m).
Throung Phedi to Thorongla - la (5416m), then trek down to Muktinath 3802m).
Muktinath to Marpha (2670m), via Kagbeni - Jomsom.
Marpha to Kalopani (2480m).
Kalopani to Tatopani (1219m).
Tatopani to Ghorepani (2860m).
Ghorepani to Tadapani (2590m).
Tadapani to Ghandruk (1951m).
Ghandruk to Pothana (1890m).
Pothana to Pokhara (915m).
Whole day sightseeing in Pokhara.
- All cancellations, including those made before 14 days from the commencement of the journey require a 30% cancellation fee as a compensation to the operator's expenses for necessary arrangements.
- For cancellations made less than 14 days prior to departure, a 50% cancellation fee will be applied.
- No refund will be granted against no-shows.
Do not forget to bring:
- Sleeping bag
- Thermal clothing: down jacket, gloves, warm hat, socks, etc.
- Comfortable and durable hiking boots
- Sunglasses, sunscreen cream/lotion
- Walking pole(s)
- Passport size photographs (3 copies) required for the trekking permit.
Provided by the operator:
- Ground transport
- Food - three meals a day
- Accommodation - teahouse and tented camps
- Trekking/Entry permits
- Human resource - guides, porters
Not provided by the operator:
- Drinks - bottled water, juice or other beverages
- Battery charging cost
- Personal expenses, tips and donations.
To participate in this 20-day trek graded between 'moderate' and 'strenuous' levels of difficulty, you are required to have perfect health and physical fitness. A complete physical examination is highly recommended.