Annapurna Circuit Short Trekking 12 Days

Trip Facts

  • Duration 12 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Destination Nepal
  • Transportation Private Vehicle, Domestic flight & Public Bus/Jeep
  • Activity Approx. 5-6 hrs walking
  • Best Season Feb, -May, & Sep - Dec.
  • Group Size 1 to 14 People
  • Trip Start/End Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude 5,416m at Thorung la high pass

Highlights

  • Drive from Kathmandu to Cheme on a scenic route
  • Pass through Thorong La Pass, towering at 5,416 meters
  • Spot blue sheep at Yak Kharka along the way
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of various majestic mountains including Mt. Annapurna, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV
  • Witness the world's deepest Kali Gandaki Gorge
  • Marvel at the stunning lakes, glaciers, and waterfalls dotting the landscape
  • Explore the holy site of Muktinath revered by both Hindus and Buddhists
  • Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara and take in the beauty of the Manang District
  • Experience the bustling marketplace of Jomsom
  • Visit the impressive Barge Monastery in Manang, known as the largest in the area

Ever dreamed about walking amongst the massive, snow-capped peaks in the Annapurnas range? Adventure Club Trek will take you there! This incredible 12-day Annapurna Circuit Trek will be the perfect option for you.

Annapurna Circuit Short Trek offers trekkers an unforgettable experience in the Himalayas. The main attraction of this trek is the most spectacular views of the Annapurna range. Silver mountains with glistening sunlight falling on them are a sight of extraordinary beauty. The Annapurna region is a magical place where travelers can explore natural landmarks.

Annapurna, in the western Himalayas, has consistently been voted the best trekking destination. The region is crowned by its lush vegetation and wildlife. Mustang's barren landscapes are also part of the area's unique terrains. The region is also home to a rich cultural heritage, including Tibetan monasteries, Hindu temples, and other local settlements. The Gurungs make up the majority of ethnic groups. Thakali, Magars, and Magars follow.

From Kathmandu, our 12-day Annapurna journey takes you on a driving tour to beautiful settlements. The highway travels through various highway settlements before arriving at Chame. You will then trek to Upper Pisang, and then Manamg. manamg's landscapes are different from those of the lower region. You will then be led to Yak Kharka by the Marshyangdi Valley Trail.

You will be led to Muktinath, a religious landmark. People of all faiths revere this temple. The temple has 108 stone taps, as well as kundas. The locals also believe worshipping in the temples and dipping into the ponds can cleanse you of your past sins. You will then pass beautiful trails through the upper Kali Gandaki Valley. After a scenic drive, you'll arrive at Jomsom - the windiest place in Nepal.

You will then fly to Pokhara, and finally to Kathmandu. The 12-day Annapurna Circuit Trek itinerary concludes in Kathmandu. Then you will travel to your destination. This trek is suitable for both beginners and experts. There are some challenging terrains that you will need to prepare for. One of the most sought-after treks is an exceptional trekking experience. All travelers will remember the journey through the foothills of the Himalayas. The beauty of this region is unmatched anywhere else in the world. Here is comprehensive and detailed information about the 12-day Annapurna Circuit Trek.

The Annapurna Circuit Short Trek (12 Days) is designed for trekkers passionate about hiking and can walk 5-6 hours daily. It's a great alternative to the 14-day Annapurna Circuit Trek, which circles with a day's rest and explores a little bit of Kathamndu and Lake City Pokhara after the trek.  We can tailor your itinerary exactly to your needs. You can rest assured that you will receive top-notch customer service for a reasonable price. We wish you a memorable journey!

We offer alternative trekking options in the Annapurna region, which you may be looking for.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking 12 Days
Annapurna Circuit Shortest Trek 10 Days
Annapurna Circuit Short Trek 14 Days
Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake Trek 16-Day

How Difficult is the Annapurna Circuit trek? 

When talking about how hard a trekking route is in Nepal, we can't forget altitude sickness problems. Altitude sickness is a serious issue we cannot ignore when assessing the difficulty of a trekking route in Nepal. Most people can walk comfortably at sea level for a few hours, but it becomes unbearable once you reach 4,000m. The time goes on forever when you are walking at 4,000m (13,123ft) or higher. This route circles the Annapurna mountain range and is the longest in the region. It is harder and takes longer than the Annapurna base camp trek. The reason is that hikers must walk across the 5,416m Thorong La Pass, which is 17,764ft high. The steep ascents, long distances, and lack of amenities make this trek difficult. The winter season is usually closed due to heavy snowfall on the trails. You must be physically fit to walk at least five to seven hours daily. This trek is suitable for beginners as long as they have trained themselves at least three months before. You can train your body for the Himalayas by cycling, swimming, acrobatics, and cardio exercises.

What is food on the Annapurna Circuit route like?

We can have real Nepali food and international cuisines like Tibetian, Continental, Italian, and Indian during our trek. We'll get breakfast and dinner from where we stay, and lunch will be given as we travel to the next stop. We'll have all our meals covered during the hike, but we'll only get breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners.

What is accommodation during the trek like?

We will stay in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and the teahouses on the trek. All accommodation is on a twin-shared basis. On request, a single supplement is available at an additional cost. Adventure Club Trek can arrange rooms with attached bathrooms, but some teahouses only offer shared toilets and washing facilities. Single rooms are available in Kathmandu and Pokhara and the trekking areas at lower altitudes. However, they may be hard to find at higher altitudes.

When is the best season to trek Annapurna Circuit?

Spring and autumn are the best seasons to travel and trek in the area. These seasons are ideal for trekking because of the beautiful trails. The seasons have a stable, fine climate with little or no rain. For these reasons, many trekkers choose to finish their adventures in these Annapurna areas.

Spring: Trekking around the area is best done in Spring, which runs from March to May. Due to the weather, the Annapurna Circuit Trek 12 Days is even more beautiful in the Spring. This trek passes through some of the most difficult terrains. The spring season makes the rugged landscapes even more stunning. The wildflowers that bloom on the hills make the trek even more beautiful. The temperatures are not too hot or too cold. This trek is also good for this season because of the low precipitation.

Autumn:  From September to November, the autumn season is the best time for hiking in this region. Trekking in the season offers many advantages, including moderate temperatures and clear skies. Trekkers can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the mountains and the sky. Many festivals also fall during this time, so the beautiful trails remain festive. This 12-day Annapurna Circuit Trek also includes cultural exploration.

Is There WiFi & Electricity in the Annapurna Region

 During the trek, electricity is available at all the teahouses where you will spend the night. You can recharge your phones, laptops, or iPads from micro-hydropower and solar panels by paying a nominal charge. Regarding WiFi, there are no free hotspots along the trekking trail, so we do not encourage carrying your laptop. Some teahouses offer paid WiFi services hourly but don’t expect high speed on the remote trails.

Itinerary

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Welcome to Nepal. A representative from the Adventure Club Trek will receive you upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. After going through your customs formalities (visa process), you will be driven to your respective hotel on Adventure Club Trek’s private vehicle. After resting at the hotel suite, you will be called for an orientation session with your trekking guide over a welcome dinner. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsWelcome Dinner
  • Max. Altitude1,350m/4,429ft

We leave Kathmandu early in the morning and take a bus to Besisahar, a settlement in the Marsyangdi River valley. After bumping along a dirt road for several hours, we will switch to off-road vehicles and drive to the small village of Chame in the early evening. It is hidden under the majestic mountain blocks Manaslu, Annapurna, and Manaslu. You will enjoy rural Nepal, a more relaxed, gentler place to visit after leaving the Kathmandu Valley. The quality of tourist infrastructure in rural Nepal is lower, and there are fewer accommodations and restaurants. We can still experience nature and the Himalayas, the most powerful mountain range in the world, close up. Overnight at Cheme.

  • AccommodationTeahouse/Guesthouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude2,710m/8,892ft

We begin our first hike after a delicious breakfast. As we leave Chame, the scenery becomes even more dramatic. The icy peaks of Annapurna II are visible in the morning sun. Our path leads first through a pine-forested gorge, then a suspension bridge. The striking rock wall represents the Gate of Heaven. We understand this as we approach it, admiring its often cloud-covered peak. Dhukur Phokari is the first settlement we reach after crossing the pine forest. We will have our lunch here. We will settle in Upper Pisang in the late afternoon. Here, we can take a short acclimatization walk in the village and visit the Buddhist monastery. The view is even more spectacular. Overnight at Upper Pisang.

  • AccommodationTeahouse/Guesthouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude3,300m/10,827ft

After breakfast, we follow an easy, pleasant track from upper Pisang to Ghyaru Village. From here, the trail continues to descend at a slow pace until we reach Ngawal. As we continue towards Humid, the landscape changes dramatically. In about two hours, we arrive at humid, where we take a quick break. We walk from Humde to Braka without any undulating paths but only a few potholes. We take a short break in Braka before continuing on our way to Manang. The road is relatively easy. Snow-capped mountains surround us in the stunning scenery of the valley. Manang has a lot of people since it's a very busy town. Overnight at Manang.

  • AccommodationTeahouse/Guesthouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude3,519m/11,546ft

The day is spent in Manang acclimatizing our bodies and adjusting to the oxygen-poor high-altitude environment. Today is also not a day of idleness: the blue-green Gangapurna Lake is one of the most beautiful corners in the area, located at the base of the northern Gangapurna Glacier, only a half-hour walk from the village. On the surface of this lake are the icy peaks of the glaciers and the reflections of these peaks. There are also many prayer flags and small memorials on its shore. Once again, we are surrounded by a magical landscape! We can climb to the nearby lookout point for those who are looking for a bit more challenge. You can personalize the free afternoon program to suit your needs. Overnight at Manang.

  • AccommodationTeahouse/Guesthouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude3,519m/11,546ft

Today we will enjoy a shorter day with the same spectacular scenery. We slowly and steadily continue our ascent towards Thorung Pass after leaving Manang. We prefer to divide this section into two sections for better acclimatization and because it is hard to leave the luxurious surroundings. We climbed about 500 meters today. That means we're just over 4,000 meters before we get to our accommodation, the village of Yak Kharka. It consists of two guest houses. Yes, the name is accurate; there is indeed a yak meadow in this area. Overnight at Yak Kharka.

  • AccommodationTeahouse/Guesthouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude4,110m/13,485ft

After breakfast, we will head toward Thorang Phedi, which is a steep climb. We walk for a while before crossing a suspension bridge and reaching Ledar village. As we continue to ascend, we pass by towering cliffs and reach Thorang Phedi. This is the last village before Thorong La Pass. We are rewarded on this trip with some of Mt. Gundang, Mt. Syagang, Thorung Peak, and Mt. Khatungkan. In Nepalese, the word Phedi is used to refer to the foot of a hill. Overnight at Thorong Phedi. Overnight in Thorang Phedi.

  • AccommodationTeahouse/Guesthouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude4,600m/15,093ft

It is the hardest day and the most spectacular of our trip. We get up early today to reach the highest point on our tour, the famous Thorung-La Pass, before the wind and clouds start blowing. Slowly, we creep towards the pass. We stop and rest, and we can see endless mountain ranges on the horizon in the light of the rising sun. A stunning sight! We are welcomed by prayer flags as we arrive at the Thorung La Pass, the most emblematic point in the Annapurna Tour and the highest pass in Nepal. We take our summit photos at the pass and unfurl our prayer flags. Then, we start our descent from the other side, in the direction of Muktinath. Muktinath, a Hindu pilgrimage site, is considered one of the most sacred places. Overnight at Muktinath.

  • AccommodationTeahouse/Guesthouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude5,416m/17,770ft

The Muktinath Temple is visited in the early morning. The climb to the temple takes around 20 minutes. You can take a holy dip in two holy ponds, and on 108, water sprouts. The Himalayan surroundings are charismatic. We return to our hotel for breakfast and pay homage. We then take a walk downhill through some antique settlements. We pass a traditional settlement called Kagbeni on our way forward. This is the gateway to Upper Mustang. At this point, we stop for lunch. We then follow the Kali Gandaki River to Jomsom, the district center of Mustang, and explore this town. Then, we continue walking towards Jomsom, also known as the apple orchard. Overnight at Jomsom.

Note: You can ask your guide if you want to take the local bus straight from Muktinath to Jomsom instead of walking it will take 2 hours by bus.

  • AccommodationTeahouse/Guesthouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude2,600m

This morning, we say goodbye to the lunar landscapes of Mustang and this special region with a Tibetan atmosphere. In Jomson, we board a small plane to fly over the Kali Ghandaki river valley, between the Daulagiri and Annapurna blocks, to arrive in Pokhara. We take our accommodation near Lake Phewa and spend the rest of the day relaxing. After the barren countryside of Manang and Mustang, the proximity of the many green and peaceful lakes of Lake Phewa will be a particularly good contrast. You can take a boat ride, relax in the great restaurants by the lake, or shop. We spent one night in our hotel in Pokhara.

  • AccommodationHotel.
  • MealsN/A
  • Max. Altitude827m/2,713ft

Today, we will be driving back to Kathmandu in 6–7 hours, with fond memories of Nepal's unique culture and geography. These memories will last for a lifetime. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast and Farewell Dinner
  • Max. Altitude1,350m/4,429ft

Our Annapurna Circuit Trek 12 Days ends here. A representative from the Adventure Club Trek will accompany you and see you off at Tribhuvan International Airport a few hours before the scheduled flight to your home.

Note: If you still have a few days after the trekking schedule, you might be interested in experiencing other adventurous activities like jungle safari, Rafting, Bungee jumping, and paragliding. You may contact the Adventure Club Trek for the arrangement.

  • MealsBreakfast

Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern while traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary. However, we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline, and illness or injury can occur. To avoid dangerous situations, we may occasionally change the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That being said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and keep your safety our priority. We thank you for your understanding.

Cost Details

Price Includes

  • Arrival and Departure transfer by private tourist vehicle.
  • Standard twin-sharing hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast. ( 2 Nights),
  • Standard twin-sharing hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast( 1Night)
  • The best available twin-sharing guesthouse accommodation during the trek
  • Surface transfer from Kathmandu – Beshisahar by private vehicle and from Beshisahar to Cheme by local jeep
  • Jomsom -Pokhara flight ticket with airport tax.
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by Deluxe Tourist bus
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • Full board meals with a Cup of Tea/coffee on each meal ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) while on trek.
  • Government-licensed English-speaking guide trained in wilderness first aid
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Assistant guide walking with the group if the group size is bigger. (1 assistant guide for 4 trekkers)
  • Staff costs include Food, salary, accommodation, transportation, Insurance, and medicine.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion).
  • Annapurna Conservation Park permits, and TIMS permits for trekking.
  • Trip T-shirt and trekking map
  • Duffel bag for trekking
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All Government and Local taxes

Price Excludes

  • Nepal visa (USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days, and US$125 for 90 days)
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • International air fares/flights (fares and flights can be arranged upon request)
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks)
  • Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for guide, porters, and drivers (tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)

Date & Prices

     
Start DateStart: TuesdayApril 23, 2024End DateEnd: SaturdayMay 04, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1089
Start DateStart: FridayApril 26, 2024End DateEnd: TuesdayMay 07, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1089
Start DateStart: MondayApril 29, 2024End DateEnd: FridayMay 10, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1089

All of our scheduled departure dates are guaranteed! But if they don't work with your travel schedule, we will be happy to assist you in choosing another day! You may start planning your tailor-made trips right now, whether you're a solitary traveler, a couple, a family, or a group. For information on prices and other questions, kindly contact us.

Useful Info

Acclimatization, And High-Altitude Sickness

The acclimatization planned during the trip helps trekkers adapt to the environment with less oxygen. Our body needs time to adjust to higher altitudes. Rushing to the higher elevation without acclimatization may result in acute mountain sickness (AMS), which could be fatal. The trekkers may suffer from AMS above 2,400m/7,875ft as the amount of oxygen becomes less and less with the increase in elevation.

We can categorize AMS into three categories with its symptoms. The trekker suffering from normal AMS feels giddy, gets headaches, has Nausea, and is out of breath, and is suggested not to worry as it disappears after the body gets used to less oxygen. Likewise, trekkers suffering from mild AMS show symptoms of dizziness, muscular pain, insomnia, headache, vomiting, loss of appetite, rapid heartbeat, and shortness of breath. Mild AMS can be treated with anti-headache medicines. A person suffering from serious AMS shows heightened symptoms, including shortness of breath, even while resting. The trekker with serious symptoms can barely walk, and fluids may start building up in the lungs. The trekker with serious AMS must be taken to a lower altitude immediately.

Advanced cases of AMS

If AMS is not treated in time, it can be life-threatening and lead to edema, a condition in which fluid accumulates in the tissues of the body. Following are the two serious altitude sicknesses caused at high altitudes.

High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE)

In HACE, the brain gets swollen which can lead to coma and even death. Its symptoms are paralysis on one side of the body, bladder dysfunction, fatigue, bowel dysfunction, loss of coordination, and confusion. Descend to a lower altitude as soon as possible to prevent the worsening of the condition.

High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE)

Fluid is accumulated in the lungs which also increases the capillary pressure. Its symptoms include severe shortness of breath at rest, dry cough that later leads to producing pink frothy sputum, and fatigue.

Important Note: Severe cases of AMS are pretty rare. All our guides at the Adventure Club Trek, are aware of the symptoms of AMS and can handle it with care. We prioritize acclimatization, talk about the use of Diamox beforehand, and counsel all our trekkers on the risk and preventive factors before and during the trip. Your safety is our main concern.

Equipment And Packing List

We advise you to add the things to the list below. If your trek is longer or shorter than that, suitable modifications can be made to account for the particular needs, the time of year, and the distance traveled. Adventure Club Trek will supply the things denoted by an asterisk (*) at no additional charge. If you currently own these articles and would rather use your own, you are free to use them. In Kathmandu's Thamel district, one may find many inexpensive hiking supplies; quality varies, with imported goods from China frequently being of higher quality. Additionally, Kathmandu has several upscale stores that sell well-known brands. Please remember that the limit is 15 kg (33 lbs), as our porters will carry your pack.

* The Adventure Club Trek will lend each trekker a set of down Jackets, sleeping bags, and duffle bags.

* Our main guide, trained in wilderness first aid, will carry a comprehensive medical kit.

 

Important Documents And Items

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport-size photos, airline tickets.
  • Dollars, pounds, or Euros in cash for purchasing a Nepali visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, and snacks, and for purchasing your drinks and gifts.
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc

 HEAD

  • A bandana or headscarf, also useful in dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)

UPPER BODY

  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Light and expedition-weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable

LOWER BODY

  •  Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • 1 pair of Hiking shorts
  • 1 pair of hiking trousers
  • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric

FEET

  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water-resistant, ankle support, “broken-in”)
  • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  • Cotton socks (optional)
  • Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version

HANDS

  • 1 pair of lightweight poly liner gloves.
  • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
  • 1 pair of mittens, consisting of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)

TOILETRIES

  • 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Female hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial handwash

SLEEPING

  • 1 sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 14 degrees F)*
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Rucksack and Travel Bags
  • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
  • 1 large duffel bag *
  • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables should have good shoulder padding
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)

MEDICAL

  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylpolyamine
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are respiratory depressants.
  • Water purification tablets or the water filter
  •  Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
  • Extras/Luxuries
  • Reading book
  • Trail map/guidebook
  • Journal and pen
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat peg

 

Visa And Entry Procedures

All nationals except Indians require a visa for entry into Nepal. For 30 days, citizens of SAARC countries like Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Bhutan are exempt from visa requirements. Getting a Nepal visa can be a simple process. Tourist visas can be obtained at the airport or official entry points. Travelers from Afghanistan, Iraq, and Cameroon are not eligible for visas on arrival. You will find electronic kiosks at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, that can help you with visa processing. You will need to wait in the immigration line for your visa after completing the form and paying the fee.

Visitors can apply online for a visa within 15 working days of their arrival in Nepal. You must upload a passport-sized digital photo and your Nepal hotel address to the online form. You will need to print the confirmation page after submitting the online form. This must be presented at the Immigration section of the Kathmandu Airport along with your passport and the visa fee.

Tourists may also apply for a Nepali Visa at their home country's local Nepali Consulate or Embassy. They can also mail their application to the nearest visa office, but they should do this in advance to allow processing time. Nepal Visa Information for travelers of all categories and the cost of correspondence can be extremely useful. For more information and the contact details for the Nepali Embassy and Consulate in your area.

You will receive a visa for 15/30/90 days, depending on how you enter Nepal. The Nepal visa fee for multiple entries on arrival is:

15 days – US$30, 30 days – US$50, and 90days – US$125

Tourist visas can be extended for a maximum of 150 days in a year and these extensions are granted only at the department of immigration offices in Pokhara and Kathmandu. For more information on Nepal visas, visit our visa information page.

Our Trekking Guides/Leaders 

Here at Adventure Club, our staff is like family. We only use locals to support their communities and we train our staff rigorously to be the best they can be – for you! 

  •  Full first-aid training
  • Guide Training (trekking)
  • English and other common languages (as requested) 
  • Village and Land Conservation 
  • Mountaineering (for specialty expeditions or climbing treks)

All our guides are carefully trained for leadership as good leadership is vital for your trek to be enjoyable, safe, and successful. Most of our guides grew up in Sherpa country or other mountainous parts of Nepal. Their pride in their region shows itself in the way they lead treks and interface with you. 

Porters Care

A successful and satisfying experience on any team depends on mutual respect and consideration. Since our porters are essential to every trekking team, they are paid fairly and given good care. After your tour, you'll realize how much they merit your respect and appreciation. It is requested that all hikers carry at most 40lbs/22kgs of luggage. Adventure Club Trek is dedicated to giving our porters the appropriate clothes, tools, and lodging. They receive the same care as the rest of the trekking crew if they are seriously injured or unwell. We might even foot the bill for their helicopter evacuation. We back the IPPG, which seeks to maintain and enhance the working conditions for our porters.

Travel Insurance

To be adequately protected in terms of insurance, you will need specialist travel insurance for participation in hazardous activities. A travel insurance policy that covers helicopter evacuation, trip cancellation, injury, death, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment, and expenses is strongly recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing. If you are injured and unable to travel, you can ask for a rescue helicopter from a remote area only if you have definite proof you can pay for it. Adventure Club Trek has an agreement in Kathmandu that guarantees payment for helicopter evacuations. They pay a cash deposit to the helicopter operator and collect the money from you once you have been rescued. Be sure your policy specifically covers mountaineering or alpinism or you may have a difficult time settling a claim.

Experience Required

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is a moderate hike suitable for trekkers with good fitness who can walk 5-7 hours daily. The physical demands of walking at higher altitudes are greater than those at lower altitudes. However, anyone can complete this trek with a positive attitude, a good level of fitness, a strong sense of self-confidence, and determination. You should jog and exercise regularly a few weeks before your trip to improve your strength and stability. This trip requires no technical skills, but previous hiking experience is advantageous. Participants with existing medical conditions, such as heart, blood, or lung diseases, should consult their doctor before the trip. Himalayan Glacier also recommends that you notify them of any medical conditions before booking the trek to reduce the risk of altitude illness.

Communication On Trek

On the Annapurna Circuit Trek in Nepal, the internet service will be available at lodges with some extra service charge. You can contact your family and friends from the guesthouses, but as we reach high altitude, the communication will be through the phone for safety purposes. We communicate with all our valuable clients through the team leader at least once a day to make sure you are fine and enjoying the trip. The Adventure Club Trek office in Kathmandu will constantly contact you for help you may need during the trek. Depending on the network you use, there could be a poor signal to the network before the high altitude. Upon your request, we can provide you with a separate local SIM card for a better network. Many places have WIFI service available at an extra cost.

Group Size And Team Composition

We always try to form a small group of like-minded people to give them a wonderful and perceptive travel experience. It provides opportunities to interact and share in a fun-filled environment when out in the wilderness. Generally, our travel group comprises a maximum of 14 members. We need at least two participants to run our fixed departure dates. For private trips, the number of group members does not apply. We always strive to form a team ensuring that the members are comfortable with one another.

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