Annapurna Mini Circuit trek
Annapurna Mini Circuit trek
Annapurna Mini Circuit trek
Annapurna Mini Circuit trek
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Annapurna Mini Circuit trek

The Annapurna Mini Circuit Trek, spanning 12 days, offers a condensed yet immersive experience through Nepal's captivating Annapurna region. This moderately challenging trek encompasses picturesque villages, lush forests, and iconic viewpoints like Poon Hill. Passing through cultural hubs inhabited by Gurung and Magar communities, trekkers can embrace local traditions and warm hospitality. With a duration allowing for comfortable acclimatization, this trek strikes a balance between adventure and safety, showcasing stunning mountain panoramas and diverse landscapes while requiring moderate physical fitness. The recommended seasons for this trek are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) to ensure pleasant weather and clear mountain views.

Fact About Trip

Trip Duration:

12 Days

Trekking area:

Classic Annapurna circuit trek

Cost of trekking:

1350

Group Size:

2-16

Maximum altitude:

5416 m

Best Season:

March to May/September to November

Transportation:

on private vehicle / hired bus/ on flight

Trekking grade:

Moderate

Trek Start from:

Kathmandu

Trek End at:

Kathmandu

Mode of Trek:

not challenging

Overview of Annapurna Mini Circuit trek

Introduction:

Nestled in the heart of the Himalayas, the Annapurna Mini Trek stands as a testament to the awe-inspiring beauty of Nepal's mountainous landscapes. This 12-day trek offers a condensed yet immersive experience of the renowned Annapurna Circuit, allowing adventurers to witness the majestic peaks, diverse flora, and vibrant culture of the region.

What Annapurna Mini Trek 12 Days Offers:

This meticulously crafted package promises an unforgettable journey through some of the most picturesque landscapes in the world. Participants will trek through enchanting rhododendron forests, quaint villages, and terraced fields, culminating in breathtaking panoramic views of the Annapurna Range. The itinerary ensures a perfect blend of natural wonders and cultural encounters, making it a holistic adventure for enthusiasts seeking a taste of the Himalayan charm.

For Whom This Package Is For

The Annapurna Mini Trek 12 Days is designed for both seasoned trekkers and beginners alike. Whether you're a nature lover, an adventure seeker, or someone eager to explore the rich traditions of the Himalayan communities, this package caters to a diverse audience. The trek's moderate difficulty level makes it accessible to those with a reasonable level of fitness and a passion for exploration.

Cost for This Package

Embarking on this 12-day adventure comes at an affordable cost, with inclusive packages covering accommodation, meals, permits, and experienced guides. The pricing varies based on the amenities chosen and additional services requested, providing flexibility for travelers with different budget considerations.

Best Month for This Trekking

The optimal time to embark on the Annapurna Mini Trek is during the post-monsoon season from September to November, offering clear skies, mild temperatures, and spectacular views. Spring, from March to May, is another ideal period when the rhododendron blooms carpet the hillsides in vibrant colors. These months ensure a comfortable trekking experience with minimal weather-related disruptions.

Trekking Route for Annapurna Circuit Trek

The Annapurna Mini Trek follows a carefully curated route that captures the essence of the larger Annapurna Circuit. Starting from Nayapul, the trail winds through charming villages like Ghandruk, Ghorepani, and Tatopani, offering diverse landscapes and cultural experiences. Trekkers will have the opportunity to witness the iconic Poon Hill sunrise and traverse the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the world's deepest.

Food and Accommodation During the Trek

Accommodation during the trek is a blend of teahouse lodges and guesthouses, providing a comfortable respite for trekkers to recharge. Traditional Nepali cuisine and international dishes are served at these establishments, ensuring a well-rounded culinary experience. Special dietary preferences can be accommodated upon prior request.

Trek Starts From / Ends At

The journey commences at Nayapul, a scenic drive away from Pokhara, and concludes at Nayapul as well. The circular route offers a seamless exploration of the Annapurna region, allowing trekkers to witness ever-changing landscapes throughout the journey.

Transportation

Participants will be provided with comfortable transportation from Pokhara to Nayapul, the starting point of the trek. All necessary transfers during the trek, including return to Pokhara, are included in the package, ensuring a hassle-free and enjoyable experience.

Total Duration of Package and Actual Trek Day Detail

The Annapurna Mini Trek spans 12 days, with a detailed itinerary that optimizes the trekking experience. This duration includes acclimatization days, exploration of key attractions like Poon Hill, and ample time to absorb the local culture. Trekkers can expect to walk an average of 5-6 hours per day, covering moderate distances while allowing for adequate rest and acclimatization stops.

Advice for New Trekkers

For those new to trekking, preparation is key. Physical fitness, layered clothing, sturdy footwear, and a positive mindset are essential. The trek is designed to be achievable for beginners, but prior cardiovascular exercise and endurance training are recommended. Additionally, staying hydrated and acclimatizing gradually to the altitude are crucial for an enjoyable and safe trek.

Conclusion

Embarking on the Annapurna Mini Trek 12 Days is not just a journey; it's an odyssey into the heart of the Himalayas. With its carefully curated itinerary, breathtaking landscapes, and cultural richness, this adventure promises to be a transformative experience. Whether you're an avid trekker or a first-timer, the Annapurna Mini Trek beckons you to discover the allure of Nepal's mountains in a compact yet fulfilling expedition. Seize the opportunity to create lasting memories and connect with the majesty of the Annapurna Range on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Overview of Annapurna Mini Circuit Trekking

Annapurna Mini Circuit Trek 12 Days is an ideal trek for all those travelers who would like to experience Nepal’s classic Annapurna circuit trek in a short time frame.

The trek winds through different type of topographical circumstances from sub-tropical through alpine to an arid or semi-desert alike to Tibetan topography.

Offering the astonishing view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, the trek gives the chance to cross heart-gripping Thorang La pass (5416m) making it Nepal’s classic and most celebrated trekking trails.

This is an exemplary case of teahouse trek giving us the time to spend in villages inhabited by people belonging to different ethnic group.  

After making our way through Thorang La pass we will fly back to Jomsom and then to Pokhara. This is a short but fulfilling introduction of trekking in Himalayas of Nepal.

The trek starts with a long drive from Kathmandu to Dharapani. Annapurna Mini Circuit Trek takes you several dramatic deep gorges, High mountain pass, Temples, Monasteries and beautiful villages of Annapurna Region.  The highest altitude gained in this trek is 5416m i.e. Thorong La Pass. 

Annapurna Mini Circuit Trek is one of the best treks for trekkers looking for a short trek in the Annapurna Region. In this trek you can explore most of the places of Annapurna Region. In this trek you can find both varieties of Nature and Culture of Annapurna Region. 

The below given itinerary is of 12 Days. However, this is just a sample template of what we offer to our customers. If you want any changes in the given itinerary then you can directly contact us. We can customize the trek according to your request. 

Highlights

Short and adventurous trekking in around the Annapurna Massif.

Stunning views of the Annapurna Ranges and other mountains.

Explore the amazing hospitality and experience the lifestyle of people living in the mountains.

Explore the famous Manang and Mustang valley and cross Throng La Pass.

Explore the natural and cultural diversity of Annapurna Region. 

Annapurna Mini Circuit trek Itinerary
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Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu ( 1,345 m):

As you step off the plane at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), a sense of anticipation fills the air. The airport, named after the country's first sovereign ruler, King Tribhuvan, warmly welcomes you to the capital city, Kathmandu.

Transfer to a Hotel:

Upon your arrival, our representative from Actual Adventure will be ready to ensure a seamless transition from your flight to the comfort of your chosen hotel. As you meet them, they will assist you to parking area where a private vehicle is ready to transfer. The journey lead you to hotel that will take about 30 minute. At times, delays may occur as a result of traffic congestion.

Hotel Accommodation:

Upon your arrival at the hotel, you will complete the check-in process by submitting the required documents at the reception. The hotel staff will then provide information about your accommodation. Feel free to take your time for refreshment.

Document and Trek Preparation:

After settling into your accommodation, the next step involves the necessary document verification and trek preparation. Our experienced staff will guide you through the essential paperwork, ensuring that all permits and documentation required for the Annapurna Mini Trek are in order. This session also serves as an opportunity to address any questions or concerns you may have about the upcoming adventure.

Overview of Trek Itinerary:

During the trek preparation, our team will present a detailed overview of the upcoming. This includes a day-by-day itinerary, highlighting key attractions, acclimatization days, and cultural experiences along the way. You'll receive a comprehensive briefing about 12-day Annapurna Mini Trek on what to expect, ensuring you are well-informed and ready for the journey ahead.

Equipment Check:

To guarantee your safety and comfort during the trek, a thorough equipment check will be conducted. This includes reviewing your trekking gear, ensuring you have appropriate clothing for varying altitudes and weather conditions. Any necessary equipment can be acquired or rented in Thamel, providing a convenient solution for trekkers who may not have all the required gear.

Rest and Relaxation:

After the day's activities, take the opportunity to unwind and relax at the hotel. Whether you choose to explore the local surroundings or simply rest and rejuvenate in your room.

Dinner and Overnight Stay in Kathmandu:

In the evening, our company offers you a welcome dinner either at your accommodation or at a Nepali Typical Restuarant where you can enjoy Nepali cuisine. After dinner, you will have the opportunity to retire to your accommodation for a restful night's sleep.

Food
Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1345

Drive from Kathmandu to Chame (2,650 m):

After hearty breakfast in the morning, you will walk to Sorhakhutte chowk where a bus will be ready to take you to Chame. 

The second day of your Annapurna Mini Trek kicks off with an exhilarating drive from the bustling capital, Kathmandu, to the serene mountain town of Chame.

You will be met by your experienced guide and a comfortable vehicle that will be your companion for the day's journey.

Scenic Route via Besisahar and Jagat:

The road trip that leads you through the heart of Nepal, passing through Besisahar and Jagat. The drive is an adventure in itself, as you traverse diverse landscapes, from the lush lowlands to charming villages nestled against the backdrop of the majestic Himalayas.

The drive from Kathmandu to Chame is approximately 6-7 hours, covering a distance of around 185 kilometers. 

Lunch

You will stop at restaurant along the route for lunch, take a rest and then continue your trip to Chame.

Altitude Gain and Acclimatization:

As you ascend in altitude, the landscape transforms, and the air becomes crisper. The gradual increase in elevation is a crucial aspect of acclimatization, preparing you for the higher altitudes you'll encounter during the trek.

Charming Chame:

Arriving in Chame, you'll be greeted by the rustic charm of this mountain town. Surrounded by towering peaks and lush greenery, Chame offers a tranquil setting for your overnight stay.

Accommodation and Evening Exploration:

 Our guide will assist you to check into your selected teahouse or lodge in Chame, where you can unwind and recharge for the adventures ahead. In the evening, explore Chame's surroundings, interact with locals, or simply revel in the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.

Culinary Delights and Overnight Stay in Chame:

You will experience the flavors of Nepali cuisine at the teahouse or lodge, where you'll be treated to a delicious and nourishing dinner. Traditional dishes, such as dal bhat (lentil soup with rice), provide the energy needed for the trekking days ahead.

After dinner, you will retire to your cozy accommodation in Chame, where the crisp mountain air and the soothing sounds of nature create a serene atmosphere.

Food
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2650

Morning in Chame:
As the first light of day graces the picturesque town of Chame, you'll awaken to the serene charm of the Himalayan morning. After a wholesome breakfast, it's time to lace up your trekking boots and embark on the next leg of your Annapurna Mini Trek.

Trek from Chame to Upper Pisang (3,300 m):

The trek from Chame to Upper Pisang is a mesmerizing journey that unfolds over 6-7 hours of walking. The trail winds through lush forests, offering glimpses of the Marsyangdi River below and the soaring peaks of the Annapurna and Manaslu ranges in the distance. 

Gradual Ascent and Acclimatization:

As you ascend to Upper Pisang, the trek provides an ideal opportunity for acclimatization. Take the journey at a steady pace, allowing yourself to appreciate the beauty of the landscape and the unique flora and fauna that adorn the trail.

Cultural Encounters:

En route, you'll pass through charming villages and encounter the rich cultural tapestry of the region. You can engage with the community, share smiles with fellow trekkers, and absorb the warmth of the Himalayan hospitality.

Scenic Highlights:

One of the highlights of the day's trek is the panoramic view of the Annapurna II and IV, as well as the iconic Pisang Peak. The landscape evolves as you journey through terraced fields, crossing suspension bridges that span the river, and navigating through charming settlements. 

Upper Pisang: A Tranquil Haven:

Arriving in Upper Pisang, you'll be welcomed by the tranquility of this higher-altitude haven. Check into your teahouse or lodge, where you'll find comfortable accommodations with basic amenities.

Exploration and Sunset Views:

 As the day draws to a close, don't miss the chance to witness the sunset over the Himalayas. The changing hues of the mountains, from golden to pink, create a magical ambiance that lingers in your memory.

Dinner and Overnight Stay in Upper Pisang:

You will saver a delicious dinner at the teahouse, featuring local cuisine, that is mostly found in teahouse along the trek route. International dishes are not commonly prepared here, so you can truly experience the authentic flavors of the region.

After dinner, you will retire to your cozy room in Upper Pisang, where the crisp mountain air and the stillness of the night promise a peaceful sleep. 

Food
all meals during trip including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
3300

Morning in Upper Pisang:

 After a hearty breakfast, you're set to embark on another day of adventure, trekking from the enchanting Upper Pisang to the cultural hub of Manang.

Trek from Upper Pisang to Manang (3,520 m):

The trail from Upper Pisang to Manang is a captivating journey that unfolds over 6-7 hours of trekking. Brace yourself for a diverse landscape, ranging from alpine forests to arid terrains, as you make your way through this enchanting stretch of the Annapurna Circuit.

Visit to Lower Pisang:

Before reaching the main destination of Manang, the trail takes you through Lower Pisang. Take a moment to explore the local culture, perhaps engaging in conversation with the friendly inhabitants, and savoring the authenticity of life in the Himalayas.

Gyaru and Ngawal Side Trek:

For those seeking an extra layer of adventure, consider a side trek to the neighboring villages of Gyaru and Ngawal. These high-altitude settlements offer panoramic views and a deeper immersion into the local lifestyle.

Cultural Immersion in Manang:

As you approach Manang, the cultural heart of the region, you'll be captivated by its distinct charm. Manang, is adorned with traditional Tibetan-style architecture, prayer wheels, and the ancient Manang Monastery.

Accommodation in Manang:

Upon your arrival you will check into your chosen teahouse or lodge in Manang, where you'll find comfort and respite after a day of trekking. The evening provides an opportunity to relax, recharge, and reflect on the day's journey.

Exploration of Manang:

Spend the afternoon exploring the cultural richness of Manang. Visit the Manang Monastery, where the air is filled with the tranquil sounds of prayer flags fluttering in the breeze.

Altitude Acclimatization:

Manang's elevation serves as an excellent point for further acclimatization. Use the afternoon to rest and hydrate, allowing your body to adjust to the higher altitude.

Dinner and Overnight Stay in Manang:

As the day winds down, you will savor a nourishing dinner at the teahouse, with a backdrop of snow-capped peaks visible through the windows.

After dinner, you will retire to your comfortable room in Manang, where the crisp mountain air and the quietude of the night promise a restful sleep. 

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
3520

Morning in Manang:

As the sun gently illuminates the towering peaks surrounding Manang, you wake up to a day dedicated to acclimatization. After a peaceful night's sleep, you're greeted by the crisp mountain air and the anticipation of exploring the cultural and natural wonders of Manang.

Acclimatization Day Activities:

Gentle Exploration of Manang:

The morning begins with a leisurely exploration of Manang. Take a stroll through the narrow alleys adorned with prayer flags, and visit local landmarks such as the Manang Monastery.

Hike to Gangapurna Lake:

A highlight of the acclimatization day is a hike to Gangapurna Lake. The trail takes you through scenic landscapes and offers breathtaking views of Gangapurna Peak and the glacial lake below. 

Visit the Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA):

Manang is home to the Himalayan Rescue Association, an organization focused on promoting health and safety in the mountains. Use the acclimatization day to visit the HRA's information center, where you can gather valuable insights into altitude-related issues, safety measures, and health considerations for high-altitude trekking.

Attend Altitude Sickness Seminar:

You will participate in an informative altitude sickness seminar organized by the HRA. This session equips trekkers with essential knowledge about recognizing, preventing, and managing altitude-related challenges.

Yoga and Meditation Session:

Embrace the serenity of the mountains with a guided yoga and meditation session. The session aims to enhance your well-being, promote relaxation, and foster a mindful connection with the Himalayan environment.

Hydration and Rest:

Throughout the day, prioritize hydration to combat the effects of higher altitudes. Drink ample water, herbal teas, and electrolyte-rich fluids to stay well-hydrated. Take advantage of the acclimatization day to rest and rejuvenate, allowing your body to adapt to the altitude in preparation for the challenging trekking days ahead.

Enjoy Local Cuisine:

You will savor the flavors of local cuisine during lunch and dinner. Nutrient-rich meals, such as dal bhat and other traditional dishes, contribute to your overall well-being and energy levels.

Evening Reflection and Preparation:

As the day concludes, take a moment to reflect on the acclimatization activities and the beauty of Manang. Prepare for the upcoming trekking days by organizing your gear and reviewing the itinerary.

Overnight Stay in Manang:

Ater dinner, retire to your comfortable accommodation in Manang, ensuring a restful night's sleep.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
3520

Morning Departure from Manang:

As the sun graces the peaks surrounding Manang, embark on the day's trek from this culturally rich village to the high-altitude haven of Yak Kharka after a hearty breakfast.

Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4,020 m):

The trek from Manang to Yak Kharka unfolds over 4-5 hours, guiding you through a scenic trail that gradually ascends to an elevation of 4,020 meters. The journey is characterized by mesmerizing landscapes, featuring panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and the stark beauty of the high-altitude terrain.

En route, you'll encounter a quaint village that serves as a resting point and offers a glimpse into the daily lives of mountain communities. 

Yak Kharka:

A High-Altitude Oasis:

Arriving in Yak Kharka, you'll be welcomed by the tranquility of this high-altitude oasis. The name "Yak Kharka" hints at the presence of these robust mountain creatures, which are often spotted grazing in the nearby pastures.

Comfortable Accommodation:

You will check into your chosen teahouse or lodge in Yak Kharka, where you'll find accommodations designed for comfort and warmth. The facilities are equipped with basic amenities, offering a cozy retreat after a day of trekking.

Altitude Acclimatization:

Yak Kharka's higher elevation provides an additional opportunity for altitude acclimatization. Spend the afternoon resting, staying hydrated, and allowing your body to adjust to the thinning air.

Dinner and Overnight Stay in Yak Kharka:

As the evening descends, indulge in a nourishing dinner at the teahouse, featuring a mix of local and international dishes.

After dinner, you will retire to your comfortable room in Yak Kharka, where the mountain air and the quietude of the night promise a restful sleep. 

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
4020

Morning Departure from Yak Kharka:
With the morning sun casting a golden glow on the mountain peaks, the next leg of your Annapurna Mini Trek commences. Departing from the tranquil village of Yak Kharka, you set out on a journey towards the high-altitude base of Thorung Phedi.

Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorung Phedi (4,440 m):

The trek from Yak Kharka to Thorung Phedi unfolds over 5-6 hours of trekking, guiding you along a scenic trail that showcases the rugged beauty of the Himalayas. As you ascend, the panoramic views of the surrounding peaks become increasingly awe-inspiring, creating a backdrop of grandeur that accompanies your journey.

The trail leads you through alpine terrain, characterized by rocky landscapes and occasional patches of snow. The crisp mountain air invigorates your senses, and each step brings you closer to Thorung Phedi, the gateway to the iconic Thorong La Pass.

Lunch 

You will stop at a teahouse for lunch, take some rest and then continue to trekking.

En Route to High-Altitude Serenity:

En route, you'll encounter natural wonders, including pristine glacial streams and the hardy vegetation that thrives in this high-altitude environment. Keep an eye out for elusive wildlife, as the Himalayas are home to various species adapted to the challenging conditions of the region.

Thorung Phedi: Base of the Pass:

Arriving in Thorung Phedi, you'll be greeted by the rugged beauty of the mountainous landscape that surrounds this high-altitude base. At 4,440 meters, Thorung Phedi serves as the launching point for the challenging ascent to Thorong La Pass.

Teahouse Accommodation:

You will check into your teahouse accommodation in Thorung Phedi, where you'll find a comfortable haven amid the high-altitude wilderness.

Dinner and Overnight Stay in Thorung Phedi:

You will savor a hearty dinner at the teahouse, surrounded by fellow trekkers sharing stories and experiences. The communal dining area fosters a sense of camaraderie, as trekkers from different parts of the world come together to prepare for the monumental ascent to Thorong La Pass.

After dinner, you will retire to your comfortable room in Thorung Phedi, where the quietude of the night. As you rest, envision the challenges and triumphs that await on the morrow as you approach the exhilarating Thorong La Pass on your Annapurna Mini Trek.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
4440

Early Morning Ascent from Thorong Phedi:

Leaving Thorong Phedi behind, you begin the ascent to Thorong La Pass, a high-altitude crossing that stands at an impressive elevation of 5,416 meters.

Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath via Thorong La Pass:

The trail to Thorong La Pass is steep and demanding, presenting a physical and mental challenge that is met with determination and awe. As you ascend, the air becomes thinner, and the panoramic views of the surrounding peaks, including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, intensify.

Reaching Thorong La Pass is a momentous achievement, marked by prayer flags fluttering in the mountain breeze and a sense of triumph that accompanies panoramic vistas stretching across the Himalayan horizon.

Descend to Muktinath:

The descent from Thorong La Pass to Muktinath unfolds over rocky terrain, leading you through a dramatic change in landscapes. As you descend, you'll witness the transition from high-altitude alpine conditions to the more arid and rugged terrain of the Mustang region.

Cultural Exploration in Muktinath (3,710 m):

Arriving in Muktinath, located at an altitude of 3,710 meters, you're welcomed by the sacred Muktinath Temple, a revered pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists.

The temple complex is adorned with 108 water spouts and eternal flames, symbolizing the divine elements of earth, water, fire, air, and sky. Take the time to explore the religious and cultural significance of Muktinath, where spirituality and natural beauty converge.

Teahouse Accommodation in Muktinath:

You will check into your chosen teahouse or lodge in Muktinath, where you'll find accommodations designed for comfort amid the unique surroundings. The facilities provide respite after a challenging trekking day, with basic amenities ensuring a restful overnight stay.

Hot Springs and Spiritual Cleansing:

Muktinath is renowned for its natural hot springs, believed to have healing properties. After the trek, immerse yourself in the rejuvenating hot springs, offering a moment of relaxation and spiritual cleansing. The thermal baths provide a soothing experience, easing any fatigue and preparing you for the next phase of your Annapurna Mini Trek.

Dinner and Overnight Stay in Muktinath:

You will savor a culturally rich dinner at the teahouse, sampling local and international dishes that reflect the diversity of Muktinath's visitors. 

After dinner, you will retire to your comfortable room in Muktinath, and enjoy a restful sleep.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
3710

Morning Preparation:

Begin your day early with a hearty breakfast, ensuring you are well-fueled for the day's trek. Double-check your backpack, water supply, and make any necessary adjustments to your clothing layers based on the prevailing weather conditions.

Departure from Muktinath:

The trek commences with a gradual descent from Muktinath, allowing you to enjoy the scenic beauty of the surrounding mountains. The holy site of Muktinath, with its ancient temple and natural springs, is a significant spiritual destination for both Hindus and Buddhists.

En Route to Kagbeni:

The trail leads you through arid landscapes, with occasional views of the snow-capped peaks in the distance. As you make your way to Kagbeni, take time to appreciate the unique architecture of the traditional Mustangi houses and the barren beauty of the Kali Gandaki Valley.

Kagbeni Exploration:

Arriving in Kagbeni, immerse yourself in the ancient ambiance of this Tibetan-influenced village. The red-walled houses, narrow alleys, and the backdrop of the Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri mountains create a mesmerizing setting. 

Lunch in Kagbeni:

You will take a break for lunch in Kagbeni, savoring local dishes and replenishing your energy for the remainder of the trek.

Continuation to Jomsom:

Leaving Kagbeni, the trail continues along the banks of the Kali Gandaki River. The route is relatively flat, offering a comfortable walk. The wind in the valley might pick up as you approach Jomsom, known for its strong afternoon winds.

Arrival in Jomsom (2,743 m):

After 6-7 hours of trekking, you will reach Jomsom, the administrative center of the Mustang district, is a lively town with a mix of modern amenities and traditional charm. Here, you will check into your accommodation and take some time to explore Jomsom's markets and cultural sites.

Dinner and overnight stay in Jomsom:

As the day winds down, enjoy a well-deserved dinner and rest at your overnight stay in Jomsom. Reflect on the day's experiences, and if the weather allows, marvel at the night sky with its countless stars.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
2804

Morning Departure from Jomsom:

As the first rays of sunlight touch the rugged landscapes of Jomsom, your Annapurna Mini Trek adventure takes a new turn. Bid farewell to the high-altitude wonders and embark on a picturesque drive from Jomsom to the enchanting lakeside city of Pokhara.

Drive from Jomsom to Pokhara (822 m):

The road trip from Jomsom to Pokhara unfolds over 6-7 hours, tracing the course of the mighty Kali Gandaki River. Keep your camera ready to capture the changing landscapes that mirror the diversity of the Annapurna region.

Kalopani, Ghasa, and Marpha:

En route, pass through charming villages like Kalopani, Ghasa, and Marpha, each offering a unique glimpse into the culture and traditions of the region. Kalopani is known for its breathtaking views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, while Ghasa is a quaint village surrounded by rhododendron forests. Marpha, renowned for its apple orchards, provides a delightful break where you can sample local apple products.

Tea Breaks and Scenic Overlooks:

The drive includes strategic tea breaks at scenic overlooks, allowing you to stretch your legs and immerse yourself in the beauty of the surrounding landscapes. 

Lunch Stop in Tatopani:

Midway through the journey, you'll reach Tatopani, a natural hot spring destination. Take a break and enjoy a leisurely lunch in this idyllic setting, surrounded by lush greenery and the soothing sound of the rushing river.

Approaching Pokhara's Serenity:

As you approach Pokhara, the landscapes transition from the arid beauty of the Mustang region to the verdant hills surrounding the Pokhara Valley. The drive itself becomes a prelude to the tranquility and natural splendor that await in Pokhara.

Check-in to Pokhara Accommodation:

Upon reaching Pokhara, check into your selected accommodation, whether it's a lakeside resort or a cozy boutique hotel. The variety of lodging options caters to different preferences, ensuring a comfortable and rejuvenating stay in Pokhara.

Evening by Phewa Lake:

The evening presents an opportunity to stroll along the shores of Phewa Lake,  explore Lakeside, the vibrant hub of Pokhara, where you can indulge in lakeside dining, shop for local crafts, or simply soak in the relaxed atmosphere.

Dinner and Overnight Stay in Pokhara:

You will savor a delightful dinner at one of Pokhara's lakeside restaurants, enjoying a mix of local and international cuisines.

After dinner, you will retire to your accommodation in Pokhara, where the gentle lull of the lake and the distant views of the mountains promise a restful night's sleep. 

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
822

Morning Departure from Pokhara:

As the sun paints the skies with hues of dawn over the tranquil Phewa Lake, bid farewell to the scenic landscapes of Pokhara. Embark on a brief yet exhilarating flight that takes you from the lakeside serenity to the bustling heart of Nepal, Kathmandu.

Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,245 m):

The 30-minute flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu offers a bird's-eye view of the majestic Himalayan peaks, providing a breathtaking finale to your mountainous adventure if weather permits, catch glimpses of the iconic Mount Everest in the distance.

Transfer to Kathmandu Hotel:

Upon landing at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, a seamless transfer awaits to take you to your chosen hotel. 

Exploring Kathmandu City:

On your leisure time you can explore Kathmandu city.

Kathmandu Durbar Square:

Begin your exploration of Kathmandu City with a visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square. This historic site is a UNESCO World Heritage site and showcases ancient palaces, courtyards, and intricately carved temples. Immerse yourself in the rich history and architecture that narrates tales of the city's royal past.

Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple):

Next, head to the iconic Swayambhunath Stupa, perched atop a hill and offering panoramic views of the Kathmandu Valley. As you climb the stairs, encounter mischievous monkeys, and reach the stupa, take in the spiritual ambiance and the 360-degree vistas that stretch across the city.

Boudhanath Stupa:

Continue your cultural journey with a visit to Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest stupas in Nepal and a significant pilgrimage site for Buddhists. The colossal mandala and the watchful eyes of Buddha create a serene atmosphere, inviting you to circumambulate the stupa and absorb the spiritual energy.

Thamel Street:

In the afternoon, explore the vibrant Thamel district, a bustling hub known for its lively streets, eclectic shops, and diverse culinary offerings. Stroll through narrow alleys, browse for souvenirs, and sample local and international cuisines in this lively and cosmopolitan neighborhood.

Dinner and Overnight Stay in Kathmandu:

For dinner, choose from an array of restaurants in Kathmandu that cater to various tastes. Indulge in authentic Nepali cuisine, savoring dishes like momo (dumplings) and dal bhat (lentil soup with rice), or opt for international flavors.

After dinner you will retire to your hotel in Kathmandu, where the blend of cultural and modern comforts creates a cozy retreat. 

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
1345

Morning Reflections in Kathmandu:

As the morning sun bathes the ancient city of Kathmandu in warm hues, you wake up to the realization that your adventure in the Himalayas has come to an end. 

Check-out and Transfer to the Airport:

After a hearty breakfast, check out from your Kathmandu hotel. A smooth and well-organized transfer ensures you reach Tribhuvan International Airport in a timely manner. 

Flight Homeward:

Board your flight with a heart full of memories, as the aircraft lifts off from Kathmandu, soaring above the terraced hills and fading into the distant Himalayan peaks.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1345

Annapurna Mini Circuit trek Include / Exclude

Cost Includes

  • Airport-Hotel-Airport pickup & drop by private tourist vehicle.
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in a three star hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in two/three star hotel in Pokhara; Breakfast included. 
  • All your standard Meals prepared by our expert camping cook and kitchen team during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners).
  • Tented accommodation and equipment during the camping trek. (We will provide two man tents, dinning tents, kitchen gear, dining table, chairs, toilet tents, shower tent.)
  • Local Actual adventure licensed English speaking guide.
  • The required number of local staff, porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  • Annapurna conservation permit, and all necessary permits
  • Kathmandu to Dharapani on a private vehicle.
  • Airfare for Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara- Kathmandu including airport departure tax.
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • Official expenses.

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.)
  • International airfare and airport departure tax Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).
  • Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.
  • Personal trekking Equipment. 
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section

Altitude Graph

Additional Information

Trekking Info

Nepal Visa 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

Gratis (Free) Visa

For first visit in one visa year (January to December), gratis visa for 30 days is available only for nationals of South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. However, the visa can be extended from the department of immigration with respective fares.

 Indian nationals do not require visa to enter into Nepal.

Nepal Visa for Chinese Nationals

As per official circular of the Embassy of Nepal in Beijing, China, Chinese nationals applying for tourist visa to Nepal are being provided “gratis tourist visa” from Jan. 5, 2016, from following Nepali missions in the People’s Republic of China:

  • Embassy of Nepal, Beijing
  • Consulate General of Nepal, Lhasa
  • Consulate General of Nepal, Hong Kong
  • Honorary Consulate of Nepal, Shanghai

More Information

Nationals from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan will need to obtain visa from Nepal Embassies or Diplomatic Missions in their respective countries, as they do not get visa on arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal. 

Drinking water

Water is an essential part of your trek. You need to drink plenty of water during your.  Most of the diseases during your trek are caused by drinking impure water. However it is not that the water in the mountain region is impure. It is natural and clean the people there consume it direct from the tap. But, since you are not used to you may get directly affected and consuming water direct from the tap might ruin your trek. Here are the tips for consuming water during Annapurna Mini Circuit Trek 12 days.

1. Mineral Water/ Bottled water.

Mineral water or Bottled water is available at most of the tea houses. The bottled water costs normally 1 Dollar per liter. If you find it in any tea houses it is better to carry an extra bottle because it may not be available anywhere during the trek.    

2.Boiled Water

Drinking boiled water is probably the best method while trekking in the mountains. It is highly effective treatment for killing the bacteria from the water. You can boil the water in the tea house and carry it along with you during the trek. The tea hoses charges normally one to two dollars to boil the water.
3.Purified Water.
You can bring your own water purification tablets like Aquatabs®, Chlorine tablets, Bhromine Tablets along with you. It helps to save your budget as well.
4.Filtered Water.
You can also use filtered water as well during your Annapurna Mini Circuit Trek 12 days.  This can be an alternate where boiling is not preferred and also there is not any availability of other purified water. The filters like hand pump are effective in removing protozoa, bacteria and chemicals/toxins from the water but may not be effective removing the viruses.

Leader & Staffs Arrangements with Porter Care

During this Classic Annapurna Mini Circuit Trek 12 days you will fly to Lukla from Kathmandu only with your guide. Other team members like assistant guide and porters will join you from Lukla.  We focus on giving employment opportunities to the local people as far as possible. We choose experienced field staff having good knowledge in their related field. We do have highly experienced team of porters and guides. Our field staff leaders are highly experienced and have undergone the trainings like. Intensive Wilderness First Aid, Trekking Guide Training, Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet, English Language, Conservation and Biodiversity, Rock climbing, Ice Climbing and Mountaineering (for expedition leaders).

Why do we use Porters?

Porters are the most helpful assistant for your Annapurna Mini Circuit Trek 12 days. They carry your luggage all the way through your trek. We use the local porters during Annapurna Mini Circuit Trek 12 days. It is a small effort from our side to provide them employment opportunity and help them maintain their living standard and look after their families. We provide one porter for each two members of a group and also provide personal porter on request with additional costs.

Why don’t we use Yak as Porters?

During your Annapurna Mini Circuit Trek 12 days you can also see several Yaks and Mules on your way used as porter. Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd doesn’t use yaks and mules as porters during the trek because we respect animal rights and emphasis on giving employment opportunities to the local people.

Guide and Porter info

It is in the hand of guide and porter to actually make or break your trip. A good guide can give you a memorable trek of your life time whereas a bad can ruin your trek and make it the worst. Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd has a team of highly experienced a passionate trekking guides, expedition leader, porters and tour guides. With their years of experience and dedication in their fields they have been providing our customers with remarkable service and excellent results. You can have the detailed information of our guides in the company’s.

What types of clothes, gear and climbing equipments requires for Annapurna Mini Circuit trek?

Packing the right clothes, gear, and equipment is crucial for a successful and comfortable Annapurna Mini Circuit trek.

Here's a comprehensive list of what you might need:

Clothing:

  • Moisture-Wicking Base Layers: Long-sleeved shirts and pants made of moisture-wicking material to keep you dry and comfortable.

  • Insulating Layers: Fleece jackets or insulated vests to provide warmth in cooler temperatures.

  • Down Jacket or Insulated Jacket: A warm jacket for higher altitudes or colder evenings.

  • Waterproof Jacket: A waterproof and windproof jacket to protect against rain and wind.

  • Trekking Pants: Lightweight, quick-drying trekking pants that can be converted into shorts.

  • Hiking Shorts: Breathable shorts for warmer days.

  • Thermal Underwear (Optional): If trekking in colder months, thermal underwear can provide extra warmth.

  • Headwear: A warm hat or beanie, sun hat, and sunglasses with UV protection.

  • Gloves: Lightweight gloves for lower altitudes and insulated gloves for higher altitudes.

  • Socks: Moisture-wicking and warm socks, with a few pairs of liner socks to prevent blisters.

  • Footwear: Sturdy, comfortable trekking boots with ankle support and good grip. Break them in before the trek.

Gear and Equipment:

  • Backpack: A comfortable and appropriately-sized backpack to carry your essentials.

  • Sleeping Bag: A warm, lightweight sleeping bag suitable for the trek's temperatures.

  • Trekking Poles: Optional but helpful for stability, especially during descents.

  • Headlamp: Essential for navigating in dark areas or during early morning starts.

  • Water Bottles or Hydration System: Stay hydrated with reusable water bottles or a hydration bladder.

  • Water Purification: Water purification tablets or a water filter to treat water from local sources.

  • Camera and Accessories: Capture the stunning landscapes with your camera and spare batteries.

  • Portable Charger: Keep your devices charged, especially if you're using them for navigation or communication.

  • Personal Medications and First Aid Kit: Carry any necessary medications and a basic first aid kit.

Climbing Equipment (if applicable):

For the Annapurna Mini Circuit trek, climbing equipment is generally not required. However, if you're planning to undertake more technical treks or climbs, such as climbing Chulu Far East or exploring Upper Mustang, you might need additional equipment like crampons, ice axes, and ropes. In such cases, it's advisable to consult with experienced guides or mountaineering experts and ensure you have the necessary skills to use the equipment safely.

Other Essentials:

  • Passport and Permits: Keep your identification, permits, and documents in a waterproof pouch.

  • Cash and Cards: Carry enough local currency and a credit/debit card for expenses.

  • Toiletries: Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, and other personal hygiene items.

  • Sunscreen and Lip Balm: Protect your skin and lips from the sun and wind.

  • Trekking Map and Guidebook: A map and guidebook to help you navigate the trail.

What are the food and accommodation in the Annapurna Mini Circuit trek?

During the Annapurna Mini Circuit trek, you'll find a range of food and accommodation options in the local teahouses along the trail.

Here's what you can expect in terms of food and lodging:

Food:

Teahouses along the Annapurna Mini Circuit trek offer a variety of meals to keep trekkers fueled for their journey. The menu typically includes a mix of local Nepali dishes and more familiar international options. Here are some common food items you might find:

  • Dal Bhat: A traditional Nepali meal consisting of lentil soup, rice, vegetables, and sometimes meat. It's a staple for many trekkers due to its energy-boosting properties.

  • Noodles and Pasta: Various noodle and pasta dishes, often served with vegetables, eggs, or meat.

  • Soups: Warm and nourishing soups, including tomato soup, vegetable soup, and noodle soup.

  • Rice and Curry: Rice served with a variety of curries, which can include vegetables, chicken, or other proteins.

  • Omelettes and Eggs: Made-to-order omelettes and eggs, often served with toast.

  • Bread and Bakery Items: Freshly baked bread, pancakes, and pastries.

  • Snacks: Snacks like potato fries, momos (dumplings), and spring rolls.

  • Beverages: Hot beverages like tea (various types), coffee, and hot chocolate, as well as bottled water, soft drinks, and sometimes alcoholic beverages.

Food options can vary from teahouse to teahouse, and availability might be influenced by the location and altitude. While food in teahouses is generally safe to consume, it's recommended to stick to cooked and freshly prepared dishes to minimize the risk of foodborne illnesses.

Accommodation:

Teahouses provide basic but comfortable lodging for trekkers. Accommodation options can range from shared dormitories to private rooms.

Here's what you can expect in terms of accommodation:

  • Shared Dormitories: Dormitory-style rooms with bunk beds. This is a cost-effective option for solo travelers or those looking to socialize with fellow trekkers.

  • Private Rooms: Private rooms with either single or double beds. Some teahouses offer attached bathrooms, while others have shared bathroom facilities.

  • Bedding: Blankets and pillows are usually provided, but you might want to bring a sleeping bag for extra warmth, especially in colder months.

  • Heating: Heating might be available at an extra cost in higher-altitude teahouses. It's advisable to inquire about heating options when booking.

  • Electricity: Electricity is available in most teahouses, but it's often limited and might be available only during specific hours. Charging electronic devices might come with an additional cost.

Where can we book for Annapurna Mini Circuit trek?

As a reputed travel agency in Nepal, Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd is the one you can always count on when it comes to your safety and booking procedures. We make sure that your money is in the right hand and you can always trust us. Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd has the following booking terms and conditions. If your booking is accepted by us then a contract is deemed to exist between you and The Actual Adventure Ltd. At this point we will send you a confirmation invoice showing the amount of deposit received and your final balance due. Now you can go ahead and book your international flights and obtain trekking and travel insurance.

 

 

Booking Conditions:

While making your trip with us, you are requested to deposit at least 30% of the total amount prior to 30 days of your arrival and the remaining amount can be submitted in the office upon arrival.

Booking Process

To book a trip from Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd you will need to follow certain processes which are mentioned below.

Step 1: Send us an inquiry using inquiry form, email or call us

Step 2: Discuss and fix the trek itinerary and price.

Step 3: Send us the deposit required to confirm the trip.

Step 4: Send us your Passport copies, Insurance copies, two passport sized photos and others (if                   necessary)

 Step 5: Come to Nepal pay the remaining amount and start the trek.

 

Bank Account for the payment to wire transfers

Actual Adventure (P) Ltd.

Branch Code: 016 A/C No. 01030026257
Paying Bank: Nepal Investment Bank Ltd
Thamel Branch, Kathmandu, Nepal
SWIFT CODE: NIBLNPKT

Dollar Account

Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd.
Currency General Account (USD) 016-010 100 23199
Paying Bank: Nepal Investment Bank Ltd
Thamel Branch, Kathmandu, Nepal
SWIFT CODE: NIBLNPKT

 

For Indian Currency

Kedar Neupane
A/C No.: 17715241406570 NPR

Nepal SBI Bank Ltd.

26 Durbar Marg
P.O.Box. No. 6049 GPO, Kathmandu
Phone: +977-14253243 / 4230809
Swift No. NSBINPKA


Bank service charge should be paid by the clients themselves at the time of deposit.

About booking cancellation policy

Cancellation Policy.
If our clients fail to make their trip or want to cancel their program due to any unavoidable circumstances, the company will refund only 70% of the deposited amount. However if you inform prior to 30 days before the trek no cancelation charge will be taken.

Cancellation Policy:

Treks & tours booked and subsequently canceled are subject to cancellation charges as follow:-

 

30 days prior:

No cancellation charge.

Within 21 days:

20%

Within 14 days:

25%

Within 7 days:

38%

Are ATM machines available during Annapurna Mini Circuit trek ?

ATM machines are not widely available along the Annapurna Mini Circuit trek route, especially in the more remote areas at higher altitudes. Therefore, it's important to be prepared and plan your finances accordingly. Here are some tips for managing your money during the trek:

Bring Sufficient Cash:

Before starting the trek, withdraw enough cash in Nepali rupees (NPR) from ATMs in major cities like Kathmandu or Pokhara. This will cover your expenses for the duration of the trek.

Carry Extra:

It's a good idea to carry extra cash in case of unforeseen circumstances or additional expenses.

Teahouse Payments:

Most accommodations, meals, and services along the trek will need to be paid for in cash. Teahouses in remote areas may not have card payment facilities.

Exchange Currency:

You can exchange major foreign currencies (e.g., US dollars, euros) into Nepali rupees in Kathmandu or Pokhara before the trek.

Limited ATM Availability:

While there are some ATMs in larger towns like Besisahar, Pokhara, and Jomsom, they might not always be reliable and might run out of cash. It's not advisable to solely rely on ATMs during the trek.

Poon Hill and Ghorepani Area:

In the Poon Hill and Ghorepani area, you may find a few teahouses that accept credit cards for payment. However, this is not a widespread practice, and cash is still the preferred method of payment.

Notify Your Bank:

If you plan to use your credit or debit card in Nepal, notify your bank in advance to avoid any potential issues with card transactions.

Emergency Fund:

Carry a small emergency fund in a separate location in case your main source of money gets lost or stolen.

FAQs

Is Annapurna Circuit trek difficult?

The Annapurna Circuit trek is considered to be moderately to challenging in terms of difficulty, depending on various factors. Here's an overview to help you understand the level of challenge you might encounter:

Terrain and Elevation:

The trek covers a wide range of terrains, from lower valleys to high mountain passes. The highest point of the trek is Thorung La pass at an elevation of 5,416 meters (17,764 feet). Trekking at such altitudes can be physically demanding due to the reduced oxygen levels. The changes in elevation also require acclimatization to avoid altitude-related issues.

Physical Fitness:

A good level of physical fitness is recommended for the Annapurna Circuit trek. The daily trekking durations can vary from 4 to 8 hours, and the trail includes steep ascents and descents. Regular cardiovascular exercises and leg strength training can help you prepare for the trek's physical demands.

Acclimatization:

Due to the high altitudes reached during the trek, proper acclimatization is crucial. The trek itinerary is designed to allow gradual altitude gain, providing rest days for acclimatization at certain points. Adequate acclimatization helps reduce the risk of altitude sickness.

Weather and Season:

The difficulty of the trek can also be influenced by the weather and the time of year. Trekking during the main seasons (spring and autumn) generally offers clearer skies and better trail conditions. However, weather can be unpredictable in the mountains, and you should be prepared for sudden changes.

Pack Weight:

Carrying a backpack with your personal belongings can add to the physical challenge. Minimizing the weight of your pack and carrying only essentials can make the trek more manageable.

Altitude Sickness:

Altitude sickness is a concern at higher elevations. It's important to be aware of the symptoms and to follow the advice of your guides regarding acclimatization and proper hydration.

Experience and Preparation:

While the Annapurna Circuit trek is popular among both experienced trekkers and beginners, some prior hiking or trekking experience can be helpful. Proper preparation, including physical training, packing the right gear, and understanding the route, contributes to a more enjoyable experience.

Trekking Support:

Many trekkers choose to hire local guides and porters. Guides are knowledgeable about the route, weather conditions, and altitude-related concerns. Porters can assist with carrying heavy loads, allowing you to focus on the trek itself.

What are the best season for Annapurna Mini Circuit trek?

The Annapurna Mini Circuit trek is best undertaken during the following two main trekking seasons:

Spring (March to May):

Spring is one of the most popular seasons for trekking in Nepal, including the Annapurna Mini Circuit. During this time, the weather is generally clear, and the skies are less likely to be obstructed by clouds, providing spectacular mountain views. The temperatures are moderate, making it comfortable for trekking. The rhododendron forests along the trail are in full bloom, adding vibrant colors to the landscape.

Autumn (September to November):

Another ideal time for the Annapurna Mini Circuit trek is during the autumn season. The weather is stable and dry, offering clear skies and excellent visibility of the surrounding peaks. The temperatures are pleasant during the day, while nights can be cooler. The trails are well-defined and dry, making trekking conditions optimal.

Is Annapurna Circuit still worth it?

Yes, the Annapurna Circuit trek is still worth it for many trekkers. Despite some changes in recent years due to road construction, the Annapurna region continues to offer breathtaking landscapes, diverse cultures, and a rewarding trekking experience. The trek's popularity is a testament to its enduring appeal. While some sections of the original trail have been impacted by road access, there are alternative routes and side treks that allow trekkers to experience the region's natural beauty and cultural authenticity. The Annapurna Circuit remains a remarkable journey, offering stunning mountain views, encounters with local communities, and a sense of adventure that draws trekkers from around the world. It's important to research and plan your itinerary to include the most scenic and culturally enriching parts of the trek, ensuring that you have a memorable and fulfilling experience.

Can children do Annapurna Circuit?

The Annapurna Circuit trek is a challenging and high-altitude trek that involves significant changes in elevation and variable weather conditions. While children are capable of trekking, there are several factors to consider before deciding whether it's suitable for them:

Age and Physical Fitness:

The age of the child is a crucial consideration. Younger children may find the altitude and physical demands of the trek difficult to manage. Older children who are physically fit and have experience with trekking or hiking might be better prepared for the challenges.

Altitude:

The trek reaches high altitudes, including the Thorung La pass at over 5,400 meters (17,700 feet). Altitude sickness is a concern, and children might be more susceptible to its effects. Proper acclimatization and monitoring their health are essential.

Stamina and Endurance:

Children's stamina and endurance levels vary. Long days of walking, steep ascents, and descents can be tiring for young trekkers. It's important to assess their physical capabilities and be prepared to adjust the pace accordingly.

Safety and Health:

Safety is paramount. Consult a pediatrician before embarking on the trek to ensure your child is physically fit for the journey. Adequate clothing, proper nutrition, and hydration are crucial to their well-being.

Accommodation and Facilities:

The accommodations along the Annapurna Circuit may not be as child-friendly as those found in more touristy areas. Facilities can be basic, and children's comfort needs to be considered.

Mental Preparedness:

Children need to be mentally prepared for the challenges they will face during the trek. Discuss the trek's expectations, challenges, and rewards with them beforehand.

Duration:

The full Annapurna Circuit trek takes around 18-21 days. The duration may not be suitable for children due to school schedules and the physical demands of the trek.

Alternative Routes:

Some families choose to trek parts of the Annapurna Circuit that are more suitable for children. Poon Hill trek and Ghorepani trek are shorter and at lower altitudes, making them more child-friendly options.

What types of Permit documents requires for Annapurna Mini Circuit trek?

For the Annapurna Mini Circuit trek, you'll need to obtain several permits and documents to ensure proper access to the trekking area and compliance with local regulations. The required permits include:

Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP):

This permit is issued by the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) and is required to enter the Annapurna Conservation Area. The ACAP permit helps fund conservation efforts in the region.

TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) Card:

The TIMS card is another essential permit that helps track trekkers and manage their safety. It's issued by the Nepal Tourism Board and aims to provide accurate information about trekkers in the region.

Restricted Area Permit (if applicable):

Depending on your nationality and the specific route you plan to take, you might require a restricted area permit for certain sections of the Annapurna region, such as Upper Mustang.

How to Obtain Permits:

You can obtain these permits in Kathmandu before starting your trek. Here's a general process:

Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP):

Location: ACAP office in Kathmandu or entry points to the conservation area.

Required Documents: Passport, passport-sized photos, and the necessary fee.

TIMS Card:

Location: Nepal Tourism Board office in Kathmandu or Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN) office.

Required Documents: Passport, passport-sized photos, and the necessary fee.

Restricted Area Permit (if applicable):

Location: District Immigration Office or ACAP office in Kathmandu.

Required Documents: Passport, passport-sized photos, special permits (if required), and the necessary fee.

Do we get altitude sickness during the Annapurna Mini Circuit trek?

Altitude sickness, also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS), is a potential concern during the Annapurna Mini Circuit trek due to the significant changes in elevation. The highest point of the trek is Thorung La pass, which stands at an elevation of 5,416 meters (17,764 feet).

However, the risk of altitude sickness varies from person to person and can depend on several factors:

Altitude Gain:

Rapid ascent to high altitudes without proper acclimatization is a major factor in developing altitude sickness. The Annapurna Mini Circuit trek is designed with gradual altitude gain and acclimatization days to minimize the risk.

Individual Susceptibility:

Some individuals are more susceptible to altitude sickness than others, regardless of their fitness level or previous trekking experience.

Rate of Ascent:

Ascending too quickly and not allowing your body time to adjust to the altitude increases the risk of altitude sickness. The trek's itinerary includes rest days and gradual ascents to aid acclimatization.

Hydration and Nutrition:

Proper hydration and nutrition play a crucial role in preventing altitude sickness. Drinking plenty of water and eating balanced meals can help your body adapt to the altitude.

Symptoms:

Symptoms of altitude sickness can include headache, dizziness, nausea, fatigue, shortness of breath, and difficulty sleeping. If you experience severe symptoms, it's important to descend to a lower altitude.

To minimize the risk of altitude sickness during the Annapurna Mini Circuit trek:

Choose the Right Itinerary:

Opt for an itinerary that includes gradual altitude gain and acclimatization days. Proper planning helps your body adjust to the altitude.

Stay Hydrated:

Drink plenty of water throughout the trek to stay hydrated, even if you don't feel thirsty.

Eat Nutritious Meals:

Consume balanced meals rich in carbohydrates, protein, and vegetables to provide the energy your body needs at higher altitudes.

Take Acclimatization Seriously:

Rest days and acclimatization hikes are essential for your body to adjust to the altitude. Follow your guide's recommendations and stay an extra day if necessary.

Avoid Alcohol and Smoking:

Alcohol and smoking can exacerbate altitude sickness symptoms, so it's advisable to avoid them during the trek.

Be Aware of Your Body:

Pay attention to how your body is reacting to the altitude. Inform your guide about any symptoms you might be experiencing.

Medication:

Some trekkers opt to carry altitude sickness medication (under medical guidance) as a precaution. Consult a medical professional before taking any medication.

Do we need a guide and porter in Annapurna Mini Circuit trek?

Whether you need a guide and porter for the Annapurna Mini Circuit trek depends on your personal preferences, trekking experience, physical fitness, and the type of experience you want to have. Here are some factors to consider when deciding whether to hire a guide and porter:

Guide:

Navigation and Safety:

Having a guide can provide you with valuable navigation assistance, ensuring you stay on the right path and don't get lost, especially in areas with multiple trails.

Cultural Insights:

A guide can offer insights into the local culture, history, and customs of the regions you pass through, enhancing your overall trekking experience.

Language Barrier:

If you're not familiar with the local language, a guide can help you communicate with locals, making interactions smoother.

Emergency Assistance:

In case of any medical issues or emergencies, a guide can provide immediate assistance and help you make informed decisions.

Local Knowledge:

Guides often know the best routes, viewpoints, and side trips that might not be mentioned in guidebooks.

Porter:

Reduced Physical Load:

Hiring a porter allows you to enjoy the trek without the burden of carrying a heavy backpack. This can significantly reduce the physical strain on your body.

Acclimatization:

Carrying less weight can aid in better acclimatization, as it reduces the physical stress on your body at high altitudes.

Supporting Local Economy:

Hiring a porter contributes to the local economy and provides employment to local communities.

Trekking Experience and Fitness:

If you're an experienced trekker and confident in your navigation skills, you might choose to trek without a guide. However, even experienced trekkers can benefit from having a local guide who knows the area well.

If you're not accustomed to high-altitude trekking or have limited experience, having a guide and possibly a porter can enhance your safety and comfort.

Group Dynamics:

If you're traveling alone or in a small group, hiring a guide and/or porter can provide companionship and camaraderie along the trek.

Budget:

While hiring a guide and porter adds to the overall cost of the trek, the convenience, safety, and enriched experience they offer can justify the expense.

Personal Choice:

Ultimately, the decision to hire a guide and/or porter is a personal one. Some trekkers prefer the independence of solo trekking, while others value the assistance and local insights that a guide and porter provide. It's recommended to assess your own comfort level, trekking goals, and individual needs before making a decision. If you do decide to hire a guide and/or porter, make sure to choose reputable and licensed professionals through a trusted trekking agency.

Where does the Annapurna Circuit start and end?

The Annapurna Circuit trek traditionally started in the town of Besisahar and ended in the town of Nayapul. However, due to road construction and changes in infrastructure, the trekking route has been altered in recent years. The start and end points can vary based on the specific itinerary you choose.

Here's a general overview of the traditional start and end points and the current alternatives:

Traditional Route (Before Road Construction):

  • Start: The Annapurna Circuit trek traditionally began in the town of Besisahar, which is located in the Lamjung District of Nepal.

  • End: The trek traditionally ended in the town of Nayapul, which is located in the Kaski District. From Nayapul, trekkers could either trek to the town of Pokhara or take a short drive.

Current Route (Due to Road Construction):

Due to the construction of roads that have made parts of the traditional trail accessible by vehicles, many trekkers choose alternative starting and ending points. One common alternative route is known as the "Annapurna Mini Circuit" or the "Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek."

Here's the modified route:

  • Start: The trek often starts in the town of Nayapul or Phedi, which can be reached by road from Pokhara.

  • End: The trek typically ends in Nayapul or Phedi as well, completing a circular route. Trekkers then return to Pokhara by road.

What types of flora and fauna that we encounter in the trail to Annapurna Mini Circuit trek?

The Annapurna Mini Circuit trek offers a diverse range of flora and fauna as you journey through various ecological zones, from lower valleys to higher altitudes.

Here's a glimpse of the flora and fauna you can encounter along the trail:

Flora:

Subtropical Vegetation (Below 1,000 meters): In the lower regions, you'll find lush subtropical forests with a variety of plant species, including bamboo, rhododendron, magnolia, ferns, and orchids. Banana and orange trees can also be seen in some areas.

Temperate Vegetation (1,000 to 2,500 meters): As you ascend, the forests transition to temperate vegetation. Oak, maple, pine, and hemlock trees are common. The rhododendron forests are particularly vibrant during the spring months, adding bursts of color to the landscape.

Subalpine and Alpine Vegetation (2,500 meters and above): At higher altitudes, you'll encounter shrubs, dwarf rhododendron, juniper, and various types of alpine grasses. The landscape becomes more open, with stunning vistas of the surrounding mountains.

Fauna:

Himalayan Wildlife: The Annapurna region is home to a variety of Himalayan wildlife. You might spot langur monkeys, Himalayan tahr (wild goats), pika, and marmots along the trail.

Birds: The region is a haven for birdwatchers, with various species of birds to observe. You might see colorful species like the danphe (Himalayan monal), eagles, vultures, and various other bird species.

Snow Leopards and Red Pandas (Rare Sightings): While extremely rare to encounter, the Annapurna region is known to be habitat for elusive species such as snow leopards and red pandas.

Domesticated Animals: You'll also come across domesticated yaks, dzopkyos (yak-cow hybrids), horses, and mules, which are commonly used for carrying loads along the trekking routes.

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Mexico

15th Oct, 2022

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Argentina

14th Sep, 2022

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Norway

16th Nov, 2022

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Germany

15th Sep, 2022

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United States

12th Oct, 2022

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France

4th Dec, 2022

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Russia

11th Nov, 2022

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France

8th Jan, 2023

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United States

18th Nov, 2022

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Russia

5th Dec, 2022

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Russia

6th Feb, 2022

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Italy

15th Dec, 2022

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United Kingdom

12th Jan, 2023

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United States

14th Feb, 2023

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China

12th Oct, 2022

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Bangladesh

11th Oct, 2022

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China

15th Feb, 2023

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United States

3rd Sep, 2023

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Spain

16th Nov, 2022

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Mexico

3rd Sep, 2022

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France

3rd Nov, 2022

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Germany

3rd Oct, 2023

Professional agency during the 9-day trekking to Annapurna Base Camp. The trip in a pleasant atmosphere :) I recommend!


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