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Annapurna Circuit Trek spans over 180 km covering four different districts and encircling the entire Annapurna massif. Annapurna Circuit Trek embodies a complete adventure while exploring the Buddhism dominant villages and Himalayas, also known as Annapurna Round Trek. With serene trails and climbs that go as high as 5416 meters at Thorong La Pass, the Annapurna Circuit Trek is a journey that never slows down and reveals a new experience at every turn of the trail.
This 18-days Annapurna Circuit trek begins at the capital city of Nepal –Kathmandu. After your arrival, you’ll embark on a brief cultural tour of Kathmandu city and explore some of the famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The trek formally begins at Jagat, Lamjung which takes 7 to 8 hours of the commute from Kathmandu through the swirling hills of Nepal. The entire trek goes anti-clockwise and through the hills to the Himalayas. The gradually rising altitude furnishes a great chance to acclimatize en route. You’ll cross many villages in Lamjung namely Dharapani, Chame, and Pisang before entering the Manang district. In Manang, you’ll encounter mountains and esteemed Buddhist practices up close. From here, you’ll make an ascent of one of the biggest passes in the world, Thorong La Pass (5416m), before reaching the other side to Mustang. Here on, the landscape is entirely semi-arid and desert-like. You’ll descend to Muktinath, a religious destination for thousands of annual Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. Moving further you'll descend and make your way to Marpha via Jomsom, the headquarters of Mustang district. From here, it’s a continuous descent. The trek concedes at Tatopani, from where you’ll catch your commute back to Pokhara city.
Himalayan Recreation specializes in tailored treks around Nepal. We run solo, private, and group treks to Annapurna Circuit. You can choose to join our fixed group to enjoy the trip at a reasonable rate. The all-inclusive package covers entire transportation inside the country, three meals a day, an experienced guide, porter, permits, and other essential logistics.
The Annapurna Circuit is considered one of the most adventurous classic treks in the world. Taking you on a round trip of the Annapurna region, there's no other walk like this one that goes from the dry lowlands to high passes crossing several ethnic villages on the way.
This two-week-long journey also includes crossing one of the high passes of Nepal, Thorang La Pass, situated at an elevation of 5416m. During the trek, you get to experience the thrill of crossing high altitude pass which is also considered one of the toughest in Nepal.
As the trek takes you on a round journey of the Annapurna region, you go from the small villages on the low altitude to the popular Manang region of Nepal. During the circuit trip, you get to relish some spectacular sights of the Annapurna mountain range with several other peaks.
The trail of the Annapurna circuit trek is mostly filled with Gurung, Tamang, and Thakali communities. It is once a lifetime opportunity for you to experience the day-to-day life and culture of the ethnic communities of the region.
You get to visit several ancient Buddhist monasteries during the Annapurna Circuit trek. Except that, you also get an opportunity to visit the sacred Hindu pilgrimage site, Muktinath. The site is holy for both Buddhist and Hindu religions with their interpretation.
Narayan Baniya (nature pathfinder) and Sumir Gyawali (yoga teacher) guide me in
this adventure. Actually they manage perfectly my short time and all the noisy
burocratic thinks like documents or Covid control. They makes me feel safely and
had care of me since the moment I reserved .. now I’m at home and still feel the
power of their experience, friendship and good nature. They makes me “enter” in
the Nepali lifestyle, from metropolitan Kathmandu until the top of the mountain
were the vibes are soo deep. Their good vibes are compatible with all, Sumir had a
clinical yogi eye and Narayan the calm you need to arrive over the clouds.. it was
like a day dreaming and I never forget this experience out of time. Thank you
A great & well organised experience. I highly recommend Himalayan
recreation to anyone planning to trek to the Annapurna Basecamp. Everything from
start to finish was all taken care of, taking away all of the stress of
organisation so that I could focus on enjoying the trek.
Ashok was very responsive on whatsapp at all times and was able to adapt the tour
when circumstances changed. For example, when my flight to Pokhara was cancelled,
Ashok arranged for a friendly driver to take me all the way there by private car
instead (I did have to wait 1.5 hours for the driver, but traffic in Kathmandu is
difficult). My guide Santosh and porter Bal were very friendly and accommodating
and were good company during the trek. They have the English skills required to
answer the majority of questions, particularly relating to the trek. Overall, a
very good experience.
The trek itself is very beautiful. It has everything, including rural villages
with rice terraces, bamboo forests, and epic mountains. The accommodation is basic
but everything you need for a trek (much better than camping). The weather
forecast is inaccurate - I enjoyed decent weather despite the forecast being
constant rain/thunder. I found the difficulty to be much easier than others state,
and could have completed the trek in 5-6 days. Almost anyone with a decent level
of fitness would be able to complete this trek (adjusting the duration to
The Annupurna Poon Hill Trip is a lovely trek through the lower elevations of the
Annupurna range of the Himalayas. Starting from Pokhara, a 90 minute drive in a
taxi drops us off at the beginning of the trek and then goes up from there. My
guide, Raj, was absolutely awesome and provided a lot of great information about
the area during our trek over the several days that this trek takes place. The
second day of the climb takes us to the small town of Ghorepani, and then an early
climb the next morning to Poon Hill.
I went on this trip in the 2nd year of the virus. According to my guide, the
number of travelers was still way down from pre-pandemic years. So, in one way, it
is a great time to travel since you will have most of the trails to yourself. The
tea houses are also pretty empty. The negative side to this is that there are
limited menu items and several places didn't have WiFi.
There are a few recommendations I would make about this trip. The first is the
ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara. I took the bus and regretted it about halfway
there. While the distance is only 200 km, it took about 8 hours on the bus. If I
were to do this again, I would have opted for a 30 minute flight. It costs more,
but is so worth it.
Second, make sure you bring toilet paper with you on the trek. The tea houses I
stayed in during my trek didn't have any. So, bringing a roll of your own is a
huge help. And speaking of bathrooms, most of the toilets along the route are not
the western style sit-down toilets. Rather they are the hole in the grounds. So,
make sure to use the bathroom before leaving the tea house since the next
western-style toilet isn't until the next guest house, which could be a half day
Finally, if you have time after the trek, spend an extra day in Pokhara. It is
much more interesting than Kathmandu.
Otherwise, the trek was wonderful and the folks at Himalayan Recreation did a
great job in staying in touch, picking me up at the airport when I arrived in
Nepal, and provided excellent service all the way through.
This trip was the first we took with those guys. It was very nice, guide was
interesting and gave us a lot information about Bhaktapur and Nepal itself.
After they arranged few more trips for us. First was Chitwan national park and
jeep safari. After Pokhara and paragliding. And then return to Kathmandu. It was
very helpful to have someone local there who can arrange flights, pick ups, all
the activities and return wherever needed.
We didn't have more time, but all the time we had, they managed to organize for
us, without stressing or worrying.
I truly recommend them, because they are very responsible and helpful for any
situation. I firstly met them in Kathmandu for our first trip and they helped us
with all the others.
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from Himalayan Recreation will warmly receive you and escort you to your hotel. After checking in, you will meet your trek guide and discuss the trip. If time permits, you can choose to go out to take a stroll or to shop for essential trek accessories, gear, and equipment. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Things to Lookout For:
Meet and greet at the Airport.
Transfer to hotel and trip plan explanation.
After breakfast, you’ll embark on a full-day tour of the historical Kathmandu city. The historical city is believed to have come into existence after Manjushree, a Bodhisattva, cut through the valley to drain out the water. Kathmandu is home to numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites dating almost 500-1200 years old. Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, and Pashupatinath are a few of the major tourist destinations you’ll get to visit during the tour. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Renowned scared Hindu Pilgrimage; Pashupatinath temple.
Popular tourist site Swayambhunath Stupa.
Stroll and shop around Kathmandu Durbar Square.
Keep in Mind:
Today, you get to explore Kathmandu city and some of the famous landmarks of the city. Along with the sightseeing tour around the city, you'll also have a meeting with our guide regarding the trek you're about to begin. They'll clarify all the elaborate plans of the trek to you and you can freely question them if you have any confusion regarding the trip.
Today, you’ll embark on a road journey from Kathmandu to Jagat via Besisahar. The road goes through the spiraling hills of Nepal and along the massive rivers. You’ll get to witness the colorful towns and villages, varying lifestyles, and culture en route. The road to Besisahar is good, however, the way up to Jagat can be dusty and coarse. Overnight stay at Jagat.
Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Jagat.
Sights of hills, rivers, and small villages on the way.
It takes around 8 hours to drive to Jagat from Kathmandu. It is a smooth ride up to Besisahar and from there the way up to Jagat can be dusty and offroad.
After early morning breakfast, you’ll begin the first day of your trek. The trail ascends from Jagat and goes through the forests and high-hills along the Marsayangdi River. You’ll cross Ngadi, Bahundanda, and, Ghermu villages en route. You will witness a waterfall and numerous terraced farmlands. You’ll continue along the Marsayangdi River to Manang district. The final portion of the trek goes through the traditional Gurung villages offering the spectacular view of Lamjung Himal (6983m). Overnight stay at Dharapani.
Trails alongside Marsyangdi River.
Traditional Gurung villages on the way.
The walk today mostly follows the trail alongside the Marsyangdi river and takes you through several rivers and waterfalls. Make sure to observe the tiny Gurung settlements on the way today.
Today, you’ll ascend further from Dharapani to the north. The short trail climbs towards Bagarchhap and makes its way into the Tibetan village Dangyung. It advances through dense coniferous forest, rivers, and tiny settlements to Chame. The entire trek may last about 5 hours. Once at Chame, you will be welcomed with the magnificent view of Annapurna II (7937m). Overnight stay at Chame.
Magnificent view of Mt. Annapurna II (7937m)
It is comparatively a short walk today leading you to the small village Chame. You can notice some Tibetan villages on the way today.
The trek ascends further into the high-altitude region of Manang. You’ll be passing Dhukur Pokhari and make way to Upper Pisang, a small village located in the Marsayangdi River valley and directly south of Pisang Peak (6091m). The Annapurna massif and Pisang peaks are visible from Pisang. You’ll also encounter Tibetan-styled thatched roof houses and Buddhist monasteries. Overnight stay at Pisang.
Stunning views of Annapurna massif and Pisang peak.
Dhukur Pokhari on the way.
Today you’ll be tracing your step to Upper Pisang, a stunning small village offering some majestic views of the Annapurna mountain range and Pisang peak.
Today, you'll ascend further from Upper Pisang and make your way into the Buddhist region of Ngawal. The tradition, culture, and lifestyle of Ngawal resemble that of Tibet due to its proximity to Tibet in the north. You'll pass through Ghyaru village en route. The beautiful Annapurna massif is visible on the northwest side of the village. The vegetation grows spare due to the high altitude. Overnight stay at Ngawal.
Witness the Tibetan tradition and culture on the way.
Splendid views of mountains seen from the village.
You’ll officially enter the high altitude today and as you make your way to Ngawal village, you can witness the Tibetan lifestyle and culture on the way.
The 7.9km path from Ngawal to Manang is filled with many difficult detours. The path from Ngawal drops more than 200m back to Marsayangdi River valley. Along the way, you’ll witness the magnificent views of Annapurna ridges. You’ll pass through Humde and Braga before arriving at Manang. Manang along with Mustang is recognized as the village beyond the Himalayas because of its location. Overnight stay at Manang.
Ancient villages like; Humde and Braga are on the way.
Today you’ll make your way to the renowned Manang village. You can get stunning views of giant peaks from the village.
Today, you’ll spend the day acclimatizing at Manang. As you’re above 3500m, you must acclimatize before ascending further. You can choose to make a short hike around the village and gain some altitude to prepare for the upcoming trek. The valley lies close to Tibet with the history of yak herding and salt trade between the two. From Manang, you’ll get to enjoy the magnificent views of Gangapurna (7454m), Tilicho Peak (6920m), and Thorung peak (6144m).
This is your first acclimatization day of the trek. Make sure to get a good rest as you enjoy the views of mountains from the village. You can also take a short hike around the village for acclimatization.
Today, you’ll ascend further from Manang and make your way through a stream towards Tengi village. From here, you’ll make your way to Marsayangdi valley and the northwest to Jharsang Khola valley. You will encounter many juniper trees en route. Before reaching Yak Kharka, you’ll reach a Tibetan-influenced village of Ghunsang. A short walk away lies Yak Kharka.
It is a short walk today to another renowned village of the region, Yak Kharka. You can take it slow and enjoy the forested trail as you relish the stunning mountain views.
Today, you’ll leap and trek up to Thorong Phedi. Thorong Phedi lies at the foot of Thorung La Pass. It’s essential to stay put and spend a night at Thorong Phedi before heading out to cross the Thorung La Pass (5416m). The short trek distance crosses through Marsayangdi River and may take around 3-4hr to complete.
Thorong Phedi is the last stop before you make you ascend to the Thorang la Pass. So, make sure that your body is in good condition and take good rest.
Today, you’ll start early as it’s necessary to start climbing the pass early to be able to cross it on time before the weather worsens. You’ll start climbing from Thorung Phedi and encounter thick snow. The trail leads up to the pass. Once at the top, you can enjoy the panorama of majestic Himalayan peaks lying in Nepal and Tibet. Thorung La is the highest altitude you’ll reach during this trek. You’ll descend on the other side and make your way into the Mustang district. The final stop of the day will be made at Muktinath, a highly revered place by both Hindus and Buddhists. You can explore the temple premises before checking in at the lodge. Overnight stay at Muktinath.
Panoramic views of the mountain from the pass.
Scared Hindu pilgrimage site, Muktinath temple.
Today might be the toughest day of the trek for you as you’ll cross the high altitude pass. But the view from the top and the thrill of crossing the pass will make it up for the tough ascend.
You can visit the temple premises in the morning and witness the 108 stone taps along with the pilgrims taking a shower in the almost freezing water inside the temple. You’ll start descending through the motorable road and make way for Jomsom. You’ll walk along the Kali Gandaki valley. The majestic Dhaulagiri peak (8167m) will be visible to the north along with Annapurna massif to the south. You’ll reach Jomsom bazaar, and after a brief stop, you’ll make your way to the next town of Marpha. Marpha boasts of apple orchards which produce a unique breed of apple which is primarily made into brandy. Overnight stay at Marpha.
Morning visit to Muktinath temple.
Jomsom Bazaar is on the way.
Muktinath is a very sacred place for both Buddhists and Hindus where thousands of people visit every year. Enjoy your visit to this serene sacred temple.
Today, you’ll descend further and make your way to the next town of Ghasa. You’ll walk along the Kali Gandaki River and hugging the trail along the river, you reach Ghasa with a short walk. Ghasa is a Thakali village that is known for its unique culture, tradition, and ethnic cuisine. You’ll encounter many beautifully decorated homes along the way. Overnight stay at Ghasa.
Unique culture, tradition, and cuisine of Thakali people.
Today, you’ll descend further and make your way into Tatopani village. The way goes along the Kali Gandaki River through forested areas. Tatopani is popular for its hot natural spring. Many locals and tourists can be seen taking a dip into the hot spring to relieve tiredness. You can enjoy some local cuisine while spending the night at Tatopani.
The natural Hotspring.
It is your final walking day around the mountains before you get back to the city.
From Tatopani, you’ll catch your commute back to Pokhara. The narrow road goes along the Kali Gandaki River and through the Kali Gandaki gorge. You’ll pass through many populated villages and towns en route. Although only Dhaulagiri (8167m) is visible throughout the trail, you’ll get to witness the rich and colourful towns en route. Once at Pokhara, you can celebrate the completion of the trek. Pokhara offers many great diners, bars, and restaurants that are generally filled with tourists and locals. Overnight stay at a hotel in Pokhara.
The diverse landscape and colourful towns along the way.
After arriving in Pokhara, you can celebrate the completion of the trek as you roam around the lakeside of the Pokhara. You can also visit popular restaurants around the city.
Today, you’ll bid adieu to Pokhara city and make way for Kathmandu. The drive may last 6-7hr and will take you through the same spiralling hills of Nepal along the massive Trishuli River. You’ll pass through Mugling, Manakamana, and Malekhu towns en route. Once at Kathmandu, our representative will receive you and escort you to your hotel. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu
Today, we’ll drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport. We’ll leave approximately 2hr early to avoid any delays due to traffic congestion. On the way, you can share your travel experience and any future travel plans.
All transfers in a private vehicle, including airport transfers
Three nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
One night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek
3 standard meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners) during the trek
Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
Kathmandu city tours, including tour guide, and private transportation
Kathmandu to Jagat by local bus, Tatopani to Pokhara by Local bus and Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist bus
Himalayan Recreation’s experienced, government licensed, English speaking trekking guide during the Annapurna trip.
Porter services during the trek(1 porter = 2 trekkers)
All costs of staff which includes food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment’s and medicines.
Duffel bag use while trekking, Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
Required Annapurna National Park Permit fee and TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System
First aid medicine kit
Farewell dinner with Cultural show in a fine restaurant on second last day.
Government taxes & office service charge
Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary
Personal Travel insurance, which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
Alcoholic drinks and beverages.
Personal trekking equipment or expenses
Tips for trekking guides, porters and drivers (tipping is expected)
Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section.
Best time to trek Annapurna Circuit
Weather plays an important role in determining the trekking destination, especially, if it is a high-altitude trek. In the case of Nepal, although it is possible to trek throughout the year, there are different pros and cons of trekking in every season. Spring and autumn are the two seasons considered best to trek in Nepal as these are the seasons offering comparatively more favours.
As a high-altitude trek, the Annapurna Circuit trek is most safe and pleasing when trekked in the spring and autumn seasons. Spring and Autumn are the most suitable time to enjoy the diverse range of scenery that the region offers without much trouble. In the spring season, you can enjoy very delightful weather with clear skies. The temperature is average with several plants & flowers along with rhododendrons starting to bloom during this season. Similar to the spring season, autumn is another perfect season to trek to the Annapurna region. The weather is very clear with moderate temperatures in the autumn as well. You can also try trekking in the monsoon and winter if you want a less-crowded trail. But keep in mind that trekking in these seasons can be a little difficult because of the weather and temperatures.
Compared to other regions, the Annapurna region is developed and advanced. But when it comes to high altitude, there is not much development. Thus, the food during the trek is simple and hygienic. The menu generally includes traditional village foods that consist of traditional bread, eggs, potatoes, and soup for breakfast while lunch and dinner items include Dal Bhat (lentil soup, rice, and veggies), fried rice, noodles, etc depending on the lodge and destination.
Similar to the food availability, the accommodation facility during the Annapurna circuit trek is very simple. You can enjoy the hotel rooms with in-room showers, western-style flush toilets, a Free WIFI connection, and in-room plugs to charge your stuff at the beginning of the trek. But as you ascend to a higher elevation, electricity is scarce and there won't be the availability of Wifi connections, and hot water showers. The rooms in higher elevation come with general facilities like warm Beds and washrooms, etc.
Annapurna Circuit Trek is a difficult grade trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal as it involves crossing the high pass above 5000m. This level of trekking is comparatively harder than moderate level trekking and requires previous trekking or hiking experience. The trek involves hiking on rough landscapes and glacier crossings. Trekkers are needed to be fitted with high stamina and without any pre-existing health conditions for initiating this grade of the trek. Suitable for trekkers looking for a demanding and stirring trek of two weeks long in a rugged and wild environment, the Annapurna Circuit trek is the best.
Here we have prepared the list of all necessary trekking gears & equipment for Annapurna Circuit Trek, Most of the equipment can be purchased easily in Kathmandu. You can either buy or rent the equipment & gear. Also, don’t forget that it is very important to purchase good quality and reliable clothes and footwear as you will be facing very cold conditions on the trek. Below Here is the packing list for Annapurna Circuit Trek.
• Clothing -Baselayer -Insulation layer -Third layer
• General Trekking gear -Trekking trousers & shirts -Trekking shorts -Waterproof shell jacket & trousers -Underwear
• Headwear -Hat -Beanie -Neck gaiter
• Handwear & Footwear -Inner Gloves -Outer insulated gloves -Hiking boots -Trekking shoes/sandals -Hiking socks -Warm thermal socks -Gaiters
• Bag & backpackers -Duffel bag -Backpack -Day back -Raincover -Drybag
• Sleeping gear -Sleeping bag -Liner -Earplugs
• Poles & Headgear -Trekking poles -Sunglasses -Headlight
• Important accessories -Water bottle/Hydration bladder -Towel -Pee funnel -Lock -Waterproof bag
• Extra accessories -Camera -Portable charger -Books -Cards -Passport, Money
• Medications & Toiletries: Water purification tablet, Isotonic powder, Diamox, Common Medications, First aid kit, Sunscreen, Baby wipes, Toiletries, Plasters, Oximeter, Hand sanitiser.
The length of the Annapurna Circuit Trek depends on where you start and end your trek and any customizations made with side trips on the original itinerary. In general, the circuit trek can be completed in 12-24 days.
The Annapurna Circuit trek falls under moderate-difficult trekking grade. As the trek is one of the longest journeys in the region that takes you on a round trip around the Annapurna massifs. It involves persistent hikes on varied terrain along with a high pass, Thorong La Pass (5,416m). You need to be physically fit and healthy with the ability to walk 5-7 hours each day for 2 weeks to complete this trek.
The best time of the year to do the Annapurna circuit trek is during autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May). The skies are usually clear with moderate temperature during these times. You can easily get a chance to relish some exceptional views of the Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri mountain range in the spring and autumn seasons. Trekking in other seasons like; monsoon and winter can be risky and troublesome, so we suggest you avoid these times.
Yes, your Annapurna circuit trip is departure guaranteed. Our booked trips are always guaranteed to run which will not be affected by the number of trekkers and even if other trekkers cancel their trip, the operation does not stop. So, rest assured and remember Himalayan Recreation for any last-minute bookings as the departure is always guaranteed unless there is a situation that is out of our control such as a natural disaster, pandemic, epidemic, political riots, etc.
Absolutely Yes, the Annapurna circuit trek is totally worth it. From the low village area to the high pass, the trek gives you an entire Himalayan experience in one journey. You get to witness magical sights of the Himalayas while also learning about the ethnic culture and lifestyle of the Annapurna region during this trek.
The cost for the Annapurna circuit can range from $1100 to $2000 depending on the route you choose to take and any extra side trips added to the original itinerary.
Yes, since the region is not restricted, there is no restriction for you to trek on your own if you have the necessary permits. But as the trek is more than 2 weeks long in the high altitude, trekking alone can be risky. Also, keep in mind, if you choose to trek solo, you'll have to arrange everything from accommodation, permits to necessary equipment on your own.
The trails to Annapurna circuit trek have enough tea-houses and lodges for your accommodation. Still, You'll need a winter sleeping bag that can handle below-freezing temperatures for the Annapurna Circuit trek. If you have a sleeping bag that's rated around -6º or -10ºC you can bring that along for an autumn trek.
No, you cannot see Everest from Annapurna Circuit trek as it lies on the total opposite side. You can view the mountain range of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapuchre along several other peaks from the Annapurna Circuit trek.
Both Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit are the two best treks in Nepal with distinct beauty and charm. In terms of difficulty and hardness, Everest Base Camp is more difficult as it is a far longer route than the Annapurna circuit, and also the altitude you'll reach on the Everest Base camp is higher than that of the Annapurna circuit.
The Annapurna region is quite developed when it comes to accommodation facilities. You can find small tea houses with a homestay feeling all along the trail which can vary from each other. But, all the tea houses provide the room with necessary items. You can also enjoy the warmth of the local heater in the evening and morning time in the dining of the tea houses.
First and foremost, you need two permits for the Annapurna circuit trek which are- the TIMS permit card and the Annapurna conservation area permit card. After you've issued the necessary permits, start packing the necessary items for the trek including all the essential clothes and equipment.
Warm Fleece Jacket
Backpack and Duffel Bag
Sleeping bag and Trekking stick
Headlamp, Gloves, Sunglass, Towel, and Medicine
Down jacket & Beanie
Metal Water bottle
Water purification tablets
Oxi-meter- to check your oxygen level and Heartbeat
Quality Camera, Notebook, Cards, Book, Blisters, knee band & Hand Sanitizer
The distance of the Annapurna circuit trek can range between 160km-220km depending on the route you choose to take and your walking speed.
Usually, crampons are not needed for the Annapurna circuit trek if you are trekking during the spring and autumn season. But if you are preparing to trek in winter or monsoon, then crampons may be needed. It is better to have crampons in the off-season as the weather will be unpredictable with slippery and snow-filled trails.
Yes, there are chances of you getting altitude sickness in the Annapurna circuit trek as the trek takes you to one of the highest passes of Nepal, Thorang La pass situated at an altitude of 5416 m. But, with the right precautions and guidance, you can avoid altitude sickness.