Annapurna Circuit Trek difficulty
Annapurna Circuit Trek Nepal is a difficult trek. The terrain is steep and rugged. You will be walking on icy slopes and through gorges & narrow alleyways. The trek involves 6 - 7 hours of walking each day. Moreover, the trail is remote and modern comforts are limited. You have to be an experienced trekker with good physical fitness to do Annapurna Circuit Trekking.
Altitude sickness or acute mountain sickness is something that you have to be extremely careful of as it can ruin the trip if not handled properly on time. During 18 days of the Annapurna Circuit Trek, there is a drastic change in altitude. However, as we have designed our Annapurna Circuit Trek itinerary with ample rest days and maintaining the increase in altitude each day, you will be less likely to be suffering from this illness.
Annapurna Circuit Trek Preparation
Annapurna Circuit Trek preparation involves getting your body ready for the venture. Hit the gym and work on your core strength. Do cardio activities like hiking, swimming, cycling, etc to build up your stamina. Likewise, increase your walking hours and prepare yourself mentally to cope with limited facilities while trekking.
Annapurna Circuit Trek Solo/Group
If you want to trek to Annapurna Circuit solo, then we will help you organize a solo trip assisted by our expert guide and porter. Similarly, you can also join our group departure or trek with your group. For more information contact us.
Annapurna Circuit Trek Permit
You have to obtain the ACAP permit and TIMS card to do Annapurna Circuit Trek. ACAP permit costs USD 2 for SAARC nationals and USD 30 for other countries. Likewise, the TIMS card costs UD 10 per person in a group and USD 20 per person for independent trekkers. Our package cost covers all permit costs.
Annapurna Circuit Trek Best Time
Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) is the best time to go on Annapurna Circuit Trek. The mild climate and stable weather welcome many trekkers from all around the globe. Similarly, you get to see a range of Himalayan vegetation during spring, whereas in autumn, you can be part of Nepali festivals.
June to August are the rainy months in Nepal. Trekking at this time of the year is not advised because of unstable weather and slippery tails. The views are mostly unclear. Likewise, you can not go to Annapurna Circuit in the winter season. Heavy snowfall results in blockage of the route.
Last Minute Booking
To book Annapurna Circuit Trek at the last minute, choose the date and send us your request. You have to pay 100% of the package cost for confirmation. Arrive in Kathmandu at least one day before the trek begins and join the group. Our representative will help you with booking and preparation.
Accommodation: During the trek, we will be sleeping in the teahouses. The accommodation is basic with a shared room and washroom.
Food: You can choose from a range of dishes during the Annapurna Circuit Trekking. There are different varieties of food available, so don't worry. You will find something everywhere to suit your taste.
ATM: The last ATM on Annapurna Circuit Trek is in Pokhara. Withdraw cash there to use while trekking.
Charging: The charging facility is available throughout the trek but may cost you a few extra bucks. Get spare batteries or a solar charger.
Luggage: During the trek pack your stuff in the duffle bags. You have 10 kgs of the weight limit. Our porters will carry the duffel bag.
Personal Expenses: You might need to buy drinks and snacks, shop souvenirs, etc, which are not included in our Annapurna Circuit Trek package cost. Other things like tips, travel insurance, and international flight are also personal expenses. Do carry additional money with you.
Travel Insurance: Annapurna Circuit Trek is a high-altitude remote trek, therefore travel insurance is needed. Get travel insurance with medical coverage and an emergency airlift up to 6000 meters.
Tipping: We have not included tipping in our package cost. So, feel free to tip our crew members at the end of the journey. You can tip as much as you want. Usually, the group members tip USD 2 each to drive, USD 5 each to the tour guide, and USD 100 each to the trek guide/porter.