Annapurna Sanctuary Trek 18 days


One of the world famed walks in the Annapurna region are to the Annapurna sanctuary Trek, the base camp of the southern face of Annapurna I. The Annapurna base camp trek offers some of the most spectacular mountain scenery, with fascinating glimpses of Nepalese life in mid-Hill and samples of Gurung’s hospitality in the many tea houses along the way. The prominent ethnic group in this region is Gurungs, who produce famous Gurkha soldiers in the Nepal Army, British Army and India Gurkha Army.

The trekking trip is based on the arrival and departure to the Kathmandu International Airport. You will spend a full day in Kathmandu, both at the beginning and at the end of the trekking. This gives time for an informative meeting, orientation and sightseeing, and time for those who cannot resist souvenir shopping. This trekking trip between Kathmandu and the beginning of the trek is by a short internal flight or drive, both options take us quickly away from the city and towards the foothills. Then the walks follow a well-established daily routine based on an early start, moderate daily distances and stable and easy guided walking. This walking ratio allows us much time to enjoy the views, talk to people and take essential pictures and even painting.

Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking Package for 2022 and 2023

The trip itinerary also includes a full day at the Annapurna base camp itself so you can fully experience the greatness of the Annapurna sanctuary, one of the most magnificent places in the Himalayas. Stand at the foot of the impressive south face of Annapurna, one of the fourteen peaks of 8,000 metres in the world and the first to be conquered in 1950 in the history of mankind. Learn about the famous early climbs, triumphs and tragedies, and get close to Machhapuchhare, the fish-tailed mountain, one of the most impressive peaks of the Himalayas.

The return route follows the Modi Khola gorge back to Chhomrong and climbs up to Ghorepani, one of the best lookouts of Annapurna region and one of the most preferred short trekking destinations in the Midwest of Nepal without seasonal barrier. The trek ends at Hile, the Ghorepani trek starting point for many, the road head and returns to Pokhara for a well-deserved lunch by the lake. Having returned to Kathmandu, at the end of the itinerary, optionally we may take a short early morning flight to see Mount Everest, an appropriate way of rounding off this quintessential Himalayan trek.

NOTE: This trek is not offered/recommended in the winter month, from mid-December to the end of February, due to its active avalanche.

Trip Highlights

  • Annapurna region is the first region in Nepal permitted for trekkers.
  • Annapurna is amongst the top ten destinations of trekkers in the World.
  • She the beauties of the first eight-thousand mountain to have been climbed by the human in the earth planet.
  • Enjoy the most beautiful mountain views of Annapurnas, Lamjung, and Dhaulagiri in a single shortest trek.
  • Enjoy the fauna and flora into the Annapurna Conservation Area, one of the unique and safe sanctuaries for many endangered wildlife.
  • Enjoy one of the beautiful landscape full of rhododendrons, Magnolia, and orchids (April-May).
  • Experience the culture, life, and religion of multi-ethnic groups within the shortest of the period
  • Admire the breathtaking sceneries standing at Annapurna Base Camp, on top of Poon Hill, and from many points throughout the trekking and tour.

Trip Profile

  • The total length of the trip: 18 days from arrival to the day of departure.
  • Number of the night in Kathmandu: 4-nights/visiting UNESCO sites.
  • Trek starting point: Pokhara
  • Trek ending point: Pokhara
  • Daily Walk: 3 to 6 hours
  • Domestic flights: Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu
  • Highest elevation: 4,130 Annapurna Base Camp
  • People/Culture: The southwestern region of Annapurna mountain is the home of the Gurung and Magar community (Mongolian origin people) having a very ancient history and practicing both Tibetan Buddhism and Hinduism. The Kathmandu and Pokhara are major cities and homes of all caste and religion, dominated by Hindu and Buddhist beliefs
  • Accommodation: Star Hotels (Category selectable) with breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara and Tea-house Lodge on full board basis on the trek
  • Meals: A open menu in each meal and in each tea-house lodge to choose from clients
  • Trip grade: Moderate to strenuous
  • Best season to trek: from the third week of March to May and from the first week of October to November

Short Itinerary






DAY 06: TREK TO DOVAN 2,511m.













Detail Itinerary


Upon your arrival, you will be received with a traditional welcome at the airport in Kathmandu. After meet and greet formalities we will drive to Nagarkot. The village of Nagarkot, the highest point in the Kathmandu Valley, 2,175 meters above the sea level, lays 30-Kilometers to the east of Kathmandu and north-east of Bhaktapur. Nagarkot is a popular tourist destination.

The village has a great panoramic view of the east Himalayas: Manaslu 8,156m., Langtang 7,246m., Choba Bhamre 6,016m. and even Everest 8,848m. The view is particularly memorable at the end of the day when the sun slowly sets beyond the horizon, and the mountains glow in the evening light.
  • Stay overnight in the hotel.


Most visitors to Nagarkot wake up early in the morning to see the sunrise, to enjoy the heavenly view of the first rays of the sun striking the tops of the giant white peaks. You can witness the dramatically changing colour of the mountain range from grey to silver to gold. Both sunrise and sunset views are truly breathtaking. Sometimes the lower valley remains under a thick cloud, setting off the mountains high above them.

After breakfast, we'll take a drive to Bhaktapur or Bhadgaon (literally "City of Devotees' ") is truly a living museum. There is the 55-windowed Royal Palace, the temple of Taleju, the palace of the Kumari, the temple of Pasupati, the main square of Taumadhi Tole, Nyatapola (the temple of the Five Pagoda Roofs, the tallest such in all of Nepal), the temple of Akash Bhairab (the second most important temple of Bhadgaon). We will also visit the square of Dha Hatya and the Square of the Potters. UNESCO recognizes Bhaktapur as a World Heritage Site. Take a hearty lunch in one of the restaurants housed in a medieval building. After lunch, we'll set off to Pasupatinath temple: Pasupatinath is considered one of the holiest of Hindu shrines. Pasupati has remained the presiding deity of all Hindu Nepalese royalty. The precinct occupies an area of 281 hectares. The main temple, displaying a golden tiled roof, is off-limits to non-Hindus. To view the main temple and one of its few main gates, we will have to cross the river and climb steps to the terrace lying opposite the temple. Along the way, you may come across Hindu sadhus and Santas there on a pilgrimage. These ghats (cremation ground) along the Bagmati River are where the recently deceased Hindus of the Valley get cremated.

In the evening, the trip ends at Boudhanath Stupa. Boudhanath, located about 8 kilometres from the centre of Kathmandu, is one of the world's largest stupas. The base of the Stupa is composed of three successive mandalas, geometrical representations of the cosmos. The base itself represents the element earth, the dome on top of it symbolizes water, the cube represents fire, and the final represents air. Finally, the culminating flame symbolizes ether. This great Stupa is much like Swayambhunath except for its finial. Also, it is much bigger and lies on the valley floor. This Stupa is said to have been built in the 4th-century a.d. The site attracts Buddhist pilgrims from all over the Himalayan regions and indeed the world.
  • Breakfast.
  • Stay overnight in the hotel


In the morning, at around 9 o'clock, we drive to Tribhuvan International Airport to board the domestic flight to Pokhara. It is a short forty minutes flight. Once we reach Pokhara, we could see the entire Annapurna range.

In continuity, we then drive to the trek starting point called Kande. We leave the vehicle and start walking to our first overnight destination called Australian camp, which is about two hours walk, and this walk will give an idea of how the trekking is going to be for the coming days. Weather permitting, we will have magnificent views of mountains and surroundings.
  • Full board.
  • A 40 minutes flight, 1 hours drive, and 2 hours trek
  • Accommodation in Tea-house Lodge.


Start our walk to Landruk, which is below Australia camp. Today we have a bit of uphill walking and the rest mostly downhill. We enjoy a beautiful walk for about 3 hours before lunch and then about 2 hours after lunch. We walk through scattered villages till we reach Landruk. There is a good view of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli and the Ghandruk village across the valley.
  • Full board.
  • A 5 hours trek.
  • Accommodation in Tea-house Lodge.


The trail descends to the river. Cross a bridge and follow the path now climbs steeply, making us high above the river. We reached Jhinu Danda for our lunch. There is also an option of going for a natural hot spring bath, which is 20 minutes down from the teahouse.

From here, we make a short trek to Chhomrung, a village of Gurungs. Gurung is one of the ethnic groups of Nepal with their dialect, culture, costume, and lifestyle. From Chhomrung, there is a fine view of Annapurna south, Hium-Chuli and its glacier. The people of here take herds to the Annapurna sanctuary in summer. Most of the men of this valley serve in the British and Indian Army, and the rest depend on farming, animal herding, and lodge and restaurant business.
  • Full board.
  • A 4 hours trek.
  • Accommodation in Tea-house Lodge.

DAY 06: TREK TO DOVAN 2,511m.

The trail descends to the river. Cross a bridge and follow the path now climbs steeply, making us high above the river. We reached Jhinu Danda for our lunch. There is also an option of going for a natural hot spring bath, which is 20 minutes down from the teahouse.

From here, we make a short trek to Chhomrung, a village of Gurungs. Gurung is one of the ethnic groups of Nepal with their dialect, culture, costume, and lifestyle. From Chhomrung, there is a fine view of Annapurna south, Hium-Chuli and its glacier. The people of here take herds to the Annapurna sanctuary in summer. Most of the men of this valley serve in the British and Indian Army, and the rest depend on farming, animal herding, and lodge and restaurant business.
  • Full board.
  • A 6 hours trek.
  • Accommodation in Tea-house Lodge.


The morning initiates through a peaceful jungle till Himalaya Lodge. The scenery gets limited around the narrow valley because of the deep Modi Khola gorge and 7000 thousand metre peaks guarding both sides of the valley. We can also see some beautiful waterfalls. We stop at Himalaya for a good lunch and rest and in the afternoon take an easy one hour walk to Deurali. The trail from Himalaya climbs up to Hinku Cave and traverses to Deurali.
  • Full board.
  • A 4 hours trek.
  • Accommodation in Tea-house Lodge.


Start trek to Macchapuchhare base camp. From Deurali, one will enjoy an easy going trail at this altitude with a fine panorama of the Annapurna Mountains. The trail mostly leads the Modi River to MBC.
  • Full board.
  • A 3 hours trek.
  • Accommodation in Tea-house Lodge.


Today we enjoy short and scenic trekking to the Annapurna Base Camp, our dream destination. Once we are at the Annapurna Basecamp, a heavenly view surrounds us in all directions. We'll have half a day's rest at camp. Upon our choice, we can climb to some higher parts for a better view and also for acclimatization, if time and weather permits. We get to enjoy an accumulation of the mountain masses.
  • Full board.
  • A 2 hours trek.
  • Accommodation in Tea-house Lodge.


From ABC continue trekking down towards Bamboo. While walking down, one will feel like trekking in the "European" altitudes. Continue descending, crossing again those villages, which we passed through while going up. From Chhomrong, change the trail and trek towards the Ghorepani.
  • Full board.
  • A 6-7 hours trek.
  • Accommodation in Tea-house Lodge.


We take the same trail till Chhomrung but with a different perspective of views and natural setting.
  • Full board.
  • A 5 hours trek.
  • Accommodation in Tea-house Lodge.


The trail continues with entirely new sights along the way. Bridges, valleys, and small villages with rice fields on the hill slopes with bird songs and rushing rivers making it more natural. Then it continues further steep jungle climb between Ghurjung and Taada Paani, a small village at the top of the mountain with several teahouses. There are tall Rhododendron and Magnolia forests until Ghorepani. There are fine views of Annapurna and Fishtail Mountains all the way.
  • Full board.
  • A 5 hours trek.
  • Accommodation in Tea-house Lodge.


The trail drops down to a small stream and then traverses through a vast forest to Banthanti, which is usually a lunch place for the trekking coming from Ghorepani. A warm place formed under a cliff. One probably may want to have a tea-stop here. The trail again takes a steep and continuous climb until we reach a hill saddle called Deurali, a perfect place for lunch or a recharging tea-stop. From here, the trail traverses to the west through tall rhododendron and pine forest. The views toward the northwest open wider. As we near the Ghorepani, the views of Dhaulagiri, Tukche, Nilgiri, Annapurna, Fishtail, and the southwestern horizon are impressive.
  • Full board.
  • A 6 hours trek.
  • Accommodation in Tea-house Lodge.


Early in the morning, before breakfast, take a short sunrise hike to the Poon Hill lookout. It is worth the lost sleep. We'll begin around 4 or 5 a.m., as the eastern horizon slowly brightens and the stars begin to disappear against the background of the dazzling Annapurnas. It is about a 45-minute walk to the lookout. The view from the Poon Hill lookout is indescribable. We spend about 30 minutes enjoying the sceneries, taking essential photographs, admiring the setting of nature with a hot cup of coffee or chocolate, and descend back to Ghorepani to continue the rest of the day.

At Ghorepani, we enjoy a hearty breakfast and trek to Ulleri. The trail descends till Ulleri through a lovely rhododendron forest with occasional teahouses. From some point, one can view the summit of Fishtail Mountain. And finally, we arrive at Ulleri village, one of the major villages of the Magar people. From here, the views of the lower valley and Annapurna south are open.
  • Full board.
  • A 6 hours trek.
  • Accommodation in Tea-house Lodge.


Thirty minutes of steep descent brings us to Tikhe Dunga and another 20 minutes to Hile village and end with our walk. From this point, we take a local Jeep drive to Pokhara, which is another 52 kilometres. The drive from Naudanda, northwest of Pokhara, to Pokhara is scenic with views of Phewa Lake and Pokhara city. Arrive at Pokhara and get checked into your room. The rest of the time is free to stroll around the famous Lake Side.

The City of Pokhara is renowned for its setting rather than its historical or cultural endowments. It has several beautiful lakes and a panorama featuring Annapurna, Fishtail, and Lamjung mountains on the horizon
  • Breakfast.
  • A 1 hours trek and 2 hours drive
  • Accommodation in the hotel.


The guide will come to pick us up from the hotel and transfer us to the Sarangkot viewpoint. Sarangkot is a beautiful viewpoint to enjoy sunrise and sunset views and the sceneries of Annapurna and Lamjung mountain range.

Return to the hotel for breakfast. Then we continue to the International Mountain Museum, which is devoted to the mountains of Nepal and the mountaineers who climbed them. Inside the museum, you can see original gear from many of the first Himalayan ascents, as well as displays on the history, culture, geology, and flora and fauna of the Himalayas.

We then drive to Fishtail Lodge to enjoy a hearty lunch and continue driving to the Airport to board a short domestic flight to Kathmandu. Arrive at Kathmandu and drive to the hotel. The rest of the time is free.
  • Breakfast.
  • Accommodation in the hotel.


After breakfast, we'll drive to Swayambhunath. Located on a lovely little hill, Swayambhunath Stupa is one of the fascinating architectural jewels of the world. This Buddhist shrine is said to have been built around 250 b.c. Its main feature, the white dome, is identified with the spotless, pure jewel of Nirvana, and it is crowned by a thirteen-tiered golden spire of conical shape. On the cube at the base of the spire is a pair of the Buddha's all-seeing eyes, painted on all four sides. The stupa stands on a typically stylized lotus mandala base, believed to have surfaced years ago from the lake that originally filled the Kathmandu Valley.

From the hilltop one can enjoy a panorama of Kathmandu and the rest of the Valley. A long stairway reaches the Stupa up the wooded hillside and past statues of the Buddha. But watch out for the monkeys! At the top, you'll see devotees making rounds of the stupa, spinning the praying wheels as they go.

Then we'll head on to Patan. Patan was once an independent Buddhist city-state, and a rival of Kathmandu, from which the Bagmati River separates it. It is also called Lalitpur ("City of the Arts"). The old centre has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Patan boasts a multitude of temples and wonders of art in and around its Durbar Square. We'll visit the Royal Palace, which occupies one side of the square, where works of art have been made from every piece of wood, stone and metal in it. We also visit the temple of Krishna, the temple of Jagat Narayan, the Golden Temple and the Temple of Thousands Buddha, among other sites.

In the continuity, visit Basantapur known as Kathmandu's Durbar Square, the old palace complex (Durbar means "palace"). There admire the multitude of temples and palaces, including the Gaddi Baithak Durbar (a palace constructed in the Rana style in 1908), Basantapur Durbar (the main building of the old royal palace), Kumari Chowk (the residence of the Living Goddess) and Kumari Bahal (where her family resides). All these are located in a small square of Basantapur.

Some two hundred years ago, a Western visitor wrote that there were as many temples as there were houses and as many idols as there were people, in the city. Indeed, Kathmandu boasts one of the largest assemblages of magnificent historical monuments and shrines ever built. Duly recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Kathmandu Durbar Square lies in the heart of Kathmandu city. Locally, it is also called Hanuman Dhoka Palace Square. The fascinating part of this Palace complex is the towering Nine Storey Palace, overlooking the beautiful cityscape and the vast Basantapur Square. In the 1768 A.D., King Prithivi Narayan Shah build a mansion to commemorate his conquest of the Valley is known for intricately carved wooden doors, roof struts and massive lattice windows full of mythical figures.

In the evening, take a tour through Ason Bazaar, an old city centre and market, where one can see and experience a bit of what the Nepalese use in their daily life. The walk takes us to the hotel.

Today is the last day of our program so enjoy a farewell dinner in one of the best local restaurants in Kathmandu.
  • Breakfast.
  • Accommodation in the hotel.


Have breakfast and have some relaxing free time for yourself. In the indicated time, our office representative and vehicle will arrive at your Hotel to escort you to the airport. Drive to Kathmandu international airport (TIA), you will go through the immigration formalities and departure.

  • Breakfast.


    NUMBER IN GROUP 3-Star Hotels 4-Star Hotels 5-Star Hotels
    1 Person 2544$ 2699$ 31482803$
    2 - 3 Persons 1955$ 2099$ 2203$
    4 - 5 Persons 1780$ 1924$ 2028$
    6 - 7 Persons 1708$ 1848$ 1952$
    8- 9 Persons 1646$ 1790$ 1894$
    10- 12 Persons 1594$ 1738$ 1842$
    13- 15 Persons 1548$ 1692$ 1796$
    Single room supplement 185$ 274$ 383$

    What is included

    • Airport to hotel and hotel to airport transportations as per itinerary
    • All ground transports, while in the city, in a comfortable tourist vehicle fully air-conditioned
    • Hotel accommodation in, Nagarkot, Kathmandu and in Pokhara, breakfast included
    • Trekking period accommodation in best available lodges on a full board basis
    • One trekking guide in the group and one porter, between every two-member, for Trekking period.
    • Pokhara to Naudanda and Hile to Pokhara in a local jeep reserved.
    • A Trekking Map in the group.
    • A good sleeping bag for each member (if required).
    • A pair of a trekking pole for each member (if required).
    • A trekking duffel bag for each member (if required).
    • Insurance and all expenses of local staff (guide and porters).
    • Guided sightseeing of Kathmandu valley and in Pokhara as per itinerary.
    • Annapurna conservation area entry permit.
    • TIMS permit and all monument entry permits.
    • Kathmandu to Pokhara and Kathmandu airfare including guide (all tax included).
    • A small Medial kit box for first aid medical purpose.
    • A Satellite telephone with enough recharge for emergency use.

    What is not included

    • Travel insurance (Please cover emergency evacuation and cancellations).
    • International air tickets to and from Nepal.
    • Nepal entry visas ($25)
    • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
    • Personal trekking equipment.
    • Personal expenses such as mineral water, bar bills, and bottled drinks, laundry etc.).
    • Tips for Nepali staff/porters.


    Nepal has four primary seasons:
    1. Winter: December–February
    2. Spring: March-May
    3. Summer: June–August
    4. Autumn: September – November

    General Weather:
    The best time is from mid-September to the end of January or from mid-February to the end of May. July and August are rainy months for Nepal, but each season has its affluence. The jungles will be lush to the rain forest, and the rivers will swell, the lowlands or the fields of the hills will be full of rice and other crops.

    During these months, Japanese tourists and tourists from other countries, loving the high Himalaya flower, come to vista flowers. And most of the tourists willing to travel to Tibet come from May to mid-October. And we also have a lot of Spanish tourists touring and trekking in Nepal in these months.

    During rainy months the parts of Terai may experience floods and travel during these months is hot and temperature may at times reach around 38 degrees, but during this season the Indian tourists visit Nepal to escape the heat in their lowlands. During the winter months, the part of Terai will be misty and may find under winter mist until late morning (11 a.m.).

    The end of February to mid-May is the best time for flora and fauna both in the mountains and in Terai. During this season one may find ample rhododendron flowers, magnolia, wild orchids and birdlife. The weather predominantly remains fine in all parts of Nepal.

    January February is winter, and from the end of January to February, the high passes in the mountain valley will be in the snow. During this time, the temperature around the Everest Base camp will be -17 to -35 degrees (after sunset and before sunrise). During the day temperature rises around 5 to 11 degree and more if sundrenched. Nepal is a sunny country, so the temperature, even during full winter, is much better than in some European countries, America and in Canada. Many of them from those countries travel to Nepal to escape their cold weather and to enjoy the sunny Himalaya Panorama.

    Best months to take this itinerary is from the second week of March to the end of May and from the first week of October to the end of November. However, this region can be trekked in summer season and find the region in a beautiful setting of nature.

    Spring season:
    March to May is the second-best trekking season in Nepal with a long daylight period. The mid-hill starting from 1,400 to 3,800 metres is generally beautiful with a lot of Rhododendron flowers, magnolia and full of wild orchids. It is also the best time to enjoy the bird and wildlife in all parts of Nepal and famously in its nature reserves such as Chitwan and Bardia National Parks. It is also the primary mountaineering season, and more than 600 climbers reach Everest Basecamp targeting the summit of Everest. Bright days remain hazy and may expect some thunders and light rains in the lowland and light hailing all around the country. The temperature remains -5 to - 10 at Everest Basecamp to 32 degrees in the Terai belt.

    Summer season:
    June to August is the monsoon season of Nepal, the most important natural phenomena to recharge the mountains, hills to terrains, feeding with a tremendous amount of snow and rainwater. The primary rainy months are July and August and may expect daily rains after a late afternoon with heavy rains in the night. In this season of the year, the forest turns to lush rain forests; rivers swell to their full limit or destructive strength. The southern lowland of the country, known as Terai, may suffer from the flood. Low land to hill terraces get attractive with full of crops, and the highland valley gets carpeted with colourful flowers and beautiful streams. During these months, from May, people travelling to Tibet including Mount Kailash from Nepal flock to its capital Kathmandu. Indian tourists and others living in the hot-lowlands enjoy travelling to Nepal to escape the heat in their parts. Japanese and many other tourists arrive in these months to sight rare flowers and butterflies of the Himalayas. Summertime is also the best time to trek in the areas of Mugu, Upper Dolpo, Lower Dolpo, Manaslu and Tsum Valley, Naar Phu and Upper Mustang regions. At this time of the year falls several important festivals such as Janai Purnima, Gaijatra, Gaura Parba, Shree Krishna Janmashtami, Teej, Rishi Panchami, Dumjee, Indra Jatra, Saka Dawa, and Tiji etc. The temperature remains 17 to 35 degrees, and the average temperature remains 28 degrees.

    Autumn season:
    September to November is the most stable weather season in Nepal, characterised by crystal clear blue skies and very little precipitation. Autumn is the most travelled season to Nepal, especially to enjoy the crystal-clear mountain sceneries. The Autumn season is a prosperous time; the country collects all its crops.

    During autumn/fall, several important festivals such as Dashain, Tihar, and mask dance festivals such as Manirimdu in Chiwang monastery and Tengboche monastery of Everest Region. The temperature starts dropping from mid-October and remains 0 to 22 degrees.

    Winter season:
    December to February is generally the coldest months, temperature ranging minimum 0 to -2 degree in Kathmandu (after sunset to before sunrise) to -17 to -30 degrees at Everest Basecamp (after sunset to before sunrise), the winter's bitterest cold with a short daylight period. Above 1,500 metres the day remains sunny and the night sky remains crystal clear enabling one to count stars. The southern lowland of the country, known as Terai, and other lowland deep valleys remain under a misty cloud until late morning (11 a.m.). In this season, the southern lowlands of the country get beautifully decorated with mustard flowers and Papaya in ripe. From the mid of January, frequent snowfall could be expected in the hilly regions above 2,700 metres and into the deep mountain valleys. Wintertime is still an ideal time to visit Nepal; the mountain sceneries are wider all around the Himalayas, and famous destinations such as Everest and Annapurna with fewer tourists. The temperature is still much more favourable than that of many western countries. The nighttime temperature remains -17 to -30 degree (Everest BC) to -0 to -2 degrees in Kathmandu (sunset to sunrise). The daytime temperature remains -5 degree (Everest BC) to 8 to 15 degrees in Kathmandu.


    Where do we sleep?
    In Kathmandu and Pokhara, we stay in comfortable 3-5-star hotels with private en suite bathrooms, category selectable.

    While on a trek, we stay at Nepalese lodges offering welcoming but straightforward accommodation and wonderful traditional hospitality. Lodges typically have one large communal room where you can sit and take meals, and there is an adjoining kitchen where you can order your food and drinks. Bedrooms are twin bedded with or without private bathrooms, and dormitories with shared bathrooms.

    What equipment do I need?
    You will need to bring appropriate warm outdoor clothing and a good pair of walking boots for the trekking part. And a complete set of climbing equipment. A full equipment list gets supplied when you sign up.

    Can I arrive early or extend my stay?
    Yes, you can! All you need to do is to let us know how many extra nights you need. Additionally, if you would like to arrange any tour or safari for those free days, there is a range of options.

    Do we join a group during trekking?
    No, we do not join/mix groups in Nepal unless you come as a group. The numbers of persons coming together with you are a group and served privately.

    Can I have a single room in Kathmandu and during the trek?
    Yes, you can! There is a single room occupancy supplement indicated in the price list.

    What about insurance?
    It is a condition of joining the Expedition that you have insurance in place which will cover you for the costs of medical treatment, cancellations, emergency rescue, and repatriation to your home country. You must ensure that it provides cover for mountaineering to altitudes up to 5,500 metres and includes helicopter rescue. We do not sell insurance schemes so it is required to manage on your own.

    Do I need a visa?
    Yes, you do. Everyone needs to get a visa for Nepal, but you can obtain it on arrival at Kathmandu airport. You will need to bring two passport photos and the appropriate visa fee, US $30 for 15 days, US $50 for up to 30 days, and the US $125 for 90 days. Your passport must be valid for at least six months from the date of entry to Nepal.

    How fit do I need to be?
    Anyone who is in reasonable shape and in good health can accomplish this trek. Some days will be harder than others, but none require much more than 5 or 6 hours of walking each day, with a leisurely lunch stop to break up the day. There is no rush or need to ‘keep up, and you are free to walk at your own pace. We would recommend that you undertake some form of simple training in advance of the trek, such as a 30-minute walk each evening for a few weeks before starting the trek. Another exercise, such as swimming, bicycling and playing tennis, is also ideal.

    Do I have to carry my pack?
    We use porters to carry the majority of our equipment. So daily, you need only take a very light day pack which should contain no more than the camera, water bottle, a selection of snacks, and a warm or waterproof jacket.

    The main kitbag containing your daily required clothing and equipment will be given to a porter each morning. The kitbag will be carried by the porter each day and delivered to your lodge room each afternoon. You need to make sure you have everything you need for the day before giving your bag to the porter as it can be difficult to access while trekking.

    What currency do we need to pay for everything?
    Nepali currency is the best to pay for everything, which you can convert after arriving in Kathmandu. You can bring in euros or dollars or any convertible foreign currency. Most restaurants, hotels, supermarkets, trekking shops, and Tea-house Lodges (on the trekking trails) accept US Dollars, Euros, Canadian Dollars, UK Pound Sterling, Swiss Franc, Japanese Yen, Chinese Yuan and Indian Rupees. But it is always better if you have Nepalese Rupees. It helps to avoid the exchange rate fluctuations, which are not regarded reasonably in some places.

    What kind of transport are we going to get?
    In Kathmandu and Pokhara, we use a comfortable, full air-conditioned tourist vehicle (Car/Van/HiAce/Mini Bus) as required by the numbers of persons travelling together. For Hile to Pokhara, we use a reserved Jeep. Between Kathmandu and Pokhara, we fly in a 70-passenger ATR 72-500 aircraft, both ways.

    Do I need vaccinations to travel to Nepal?
    No vaccination is required to travel to Nepal, but we suggest consulting with your doctor before travelling. You can get an injection in Kathmandu, but it is more comfortable if you get them before you travel.

    What are the required documents to be sent before I come and after I arrive?
    The documents required before your arrival are a copy of your passport with a minimum validity of six months from the entry date to Nepal, a recently taken passport size photograph in high resolution.

    The document required after your arrival is a copy of your insurance, contact number/email of your family member.

    How do I sign up?
    All bookings need to be made through Annapurna Treks & Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. and to secure your place we will require a non-refundable deposit of minimum US $ as indicated in the booking and payment conditions section.

    Payment Options:
    1. Bank Transfer -this is our preferred method. Payments in US Dollars should be sent to the following account:

    Account Name: Annapurna Treks & Expedition
    Bank Name: Nepal Investment Bank
    Bank Address: Durbar Marg, Kathmandu, Nepal, PO. Box 3412
    Account number: 001 611710T
    Swift Code No.: NIBLNPKT

    2. Payment by a Card - payments can only be processed in Nepalese rupees (NPR), so if you wish to pay by card, we will convert the dollar amount to a Nepalese Rupees equivalent at the prevailing exchange rate. Card payment is accepted only on your arrival into the country. There will be a 3.5% service fee on top.

    Booking Payment Conditions

    Booking and payment conditions
    As soon as we have your Booking, with a specific program and more or less number in the group, we will release an invoice of 200$ per person for the confirmation deposit.

    1. The final confirmation will require at least three months in advance of the tours commence with 50% of the tour payment.
    2. The final and total payment will require at least 25-days before the program commences.
    3. The banking transaction charges of each time payment will be needed to be borne by the sender, and a net amount of the total amount will require deposited in the company account.

    Trip Cancellation
    To compensate for the administrative charges, and other expenses in dealing with the booking process, the following cancellation fees will be charged.

    • Cancellation after the confirmation - loss of the deposit
    • Cancellation 45-days before trip commences - 20% of the total cost
    • Cancellation 25-days before trip commences - 50% of the total cost
    • Cancellation less than 21-days before the trip commences - 70% of the total cost
    • Cancellation after arrival or during the trip - 100% of the total cost
    We, Annapurna Treks & Expeditions Pvt. Ltd., accept responsibility for ensuring that the services booked with us are as close as possible to the itinerary outfitted in our mutual understanding. You agree and understand that it may be necessary to adjust the program due to unforeseen factors. In such a case, the group leader and sirdar/guide, in the team, will make the final decision.

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