|Group Size||2 or more|
|Transportaion||Private vehicle, local/tourist bus, local jeep|
|Accomodations||Hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara, Guest house during trek|
|Best Seasons||Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November)|
|Meals||Welcome dinner at Kathmandu, All meals during trek|
Annapurna rapid circuit trek is second most popular trek of Nepal after Everest base camp trek which takes us entire Annapurna Region. The trekking trail take us toward few local group of people culture, language, culture, tradition with some of the highest mountain in world, ancient cave, frozen lake, heritage site, crossing the pass highest trekking in world with Walk Mountain staff. Interesting thing about this trek is everyday changing scenery while trekking.
Two weeks trekking start with drive to Besisahar on local Bus and to Chame by local jeep along with Marshyandi River and with great view of Manaslu and Himal Chuli Mountain. We began out trekking from Chame, headquarter of Manang District. We see the first view of Mt. Annapurna II form Cheme. We cross magnificent terrace farm, some of the popular village of the region; Manang, Muktinath, Jomsom with their traditional community of Gurung, Manang and Thakali peoples. We get the view of Mt.Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung, Manaslu, Fishtail, Tukuche peak etc. and different climate zone in our 13 days complete trek.
Day 1:- Arrival, transfer to hotel.
Day 2:- Drive to Besisahar (760m/2493ft); 6-7 hrs
Day 3:- Drive to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft);-5-6 hrs
Day 4:- Chame to Pisang (3,300m/10824ft); 4-5 hrs walk
Day 5:- Pisang to Manang(3540m/11283ft); 4-5 hrs walk
Day 6:-Acclimatization Day, explore Manang village.
Day 7:- Manang to Ledar(4200m/13776ft); 3-4 hrs walk.
Day 8:- Trek to Thorong-phedi (4,600m/15,092ft); 3-4 hrs walk.
Day 9:- Thorong-phedi to Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft) via Thorong-la pass (5416m/17764ft); 6-7 hrs walk
Day 10:- Muktinath to Jomsom (2720m/8921ft); 5-6 hrs walk.
Day 11:- Flight to Pokhara.
Day 12:- Drive to Kathmandu.
Day 13:- Departure.
The Following list is only for general ideas, The guide will carry forst aid kits and we provide sleeping bags from office and quilt and blanket in tea houses.
· Diamox (Drugs for altitude sickness if encase)
· Water purified pills
· Sun hat or scarf
· Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
· Sunglasses with UV protection
· Lightweight cotton long pants/ Hiking shorts
· Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
· Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
· Thin, lightweight inner socks
· Thick, warm wool hiking socks
· Hiking boots with spare laces
· Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
· Fleece jacket or pullover
· Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
· Down vest and/or jacket
· Lightweight gloves
· Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F
· Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
· Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
· Basic First Aid Kit
· Large plastic bags for keeping items dry inside trek bag
· Trekking Poles
· Water bottles
Toiletries (it’s up to your comfort lable):
· 1 medium sized quick drying towel
· Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
· Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
· Nail clippers
· Face and body moisturizer
· Feminine hygiene products
· Small mirror
· Personal Hygiene (it’s up to your comfort lable):
· Wet wipes (baby wipes)
· Tissue /toilet roll
· Anti bacterial hands wash
Extras/Luxuries (it’s up to your comfort lable)
· Binoculars (optional)
· Reading book
· Journal & Pen
· Pencils and small notebooks
· Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the Annapurna Rapid Circuit Trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature then taking this trip during winter (Dec., Jan. and Feb.) could also be an option. However, the temperature during winter could be harsh for most guests. Trekking in the Summer or Monsoon seasons (June to Aug.) will be affected by rain but the Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.
Kathmandu & Pokhara we will provide Three star Hotel with Breakfast and during the trek there is only basic Tea House/Lodge which doesn’t have luxury facility. All the rooms are in “twin share”. In some place during trekking we have private bathroom but in some area there is only share bathroom. The entire place has 24/7 hot water facility but during tea house in the trek it is chargeable.
For Single supplementary will charge $100 extra.
For meals we provide Buffet Breakfast in Kathmandu which is included in the cost. During trekking we provide three meals per day (i.e. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) from the selected menu as per available in lodge and tea house. Food during trek is not so well decorated as Kathmandu. However; most of the food is prepared by their local people in their field. The food is organic, delicious and quite healthy.
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