Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Region
For scenery and cultural diversity, this has long been considered the best trek in Nepal and one of the world’s classic walks. It follows the Marsyangdi Valley to the north of the main Himalayan range and crosses a 5416m pass to descend into the dramatic desert-like, Tibetan-style scenery of the upper Kali Gandaki Valley
Quite Challenging
Route
Distance
Unknown
Group Size
10 - 12 people
Package Type
trek
Activities
Days
18 - 23 days from
USD 1500

 

The route for Annapurna Circuit Trek was just opened in 1977. It is also known as a classic Himalayan trek. Annapurna circuit 16 days’ trek provides an amazing vista of Annapurna (8,097), Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Lamjung, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre (6,993m), Tukuche peak etc. You will enjoy the ranges of views during the trek as it starts and finishes in the lush foothills of the Annapurna, scattered with different settlements. We will feel the spectacular change as we go into the barren scenery of the Tibetan highland where the way of life becomes mostly Buddhist.

We will begin Annapurna circuit trek after we drive to Bhulbhule from Kathmandu and walk on a suspension bridge through magnificent terrace farm to get to Ngadi community. Also, we will walk on the crisscross path passing Syange and go down to the river bank to arrive at Jagat. Moving ahead, we will reach Danakyu where we will get to see the striking views of Mt. Manaslu and Peak 29. On the way to Chame, we will see the renowned Dudh Khola pouring from the south face of Mt Manaslu. In addition, we will trek Pisang from where the views the north-east peak of Pisang as well as Annapurna II appears wonderful. Moreover, we will get to see fantastic views of Annapurna II and III before reaching Manang village. We will then experience one of the fascinating part of the trek as we walk side to side with a shaky incline and then walk down to Thorung La Pass lying at the height of 5416m. Besides, we will also visit Muktinath meaning God of Salvation which is holy place for Buddhists as well as Hindus.

Annapurna Circuit Trek designed by Trekking Guide Team Adventure mostly follows the very old trails which were used as business paths between Tibet and Nepal. Apart from the countryside of northern and southern Himalayas, you will also perceive thick fir and rhododendron wooded area to the harsh environment of the Tibetan upland.

Highlights

  • One of the world's classic treks
  • Cross the formidable Thorong La pass
  • Chance to see the sunrise from Poon Hill
  • Dramatically changing scenery 
  • Time in Kathmandu and Pokhara

Key information

  • 4 nights standard hotels and 17 nights teahouses
  • 18 days point-to-point walking with full porterage.
  • Group normally 2 to 12 plus tour leader and local staff. Min. age 16 yrs
  • Altitude maximum 5416m, average 2800m
  • Travel by private bus and one internal flight
  • Snow and ice may be encountered

Contact Image Treks

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Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the Hotel:

Our Representatives from Imagetreks will be at the airport to receive you

Day 02 Drive to Besisahar. Trek to Bhulebule.

We leave Kathmandu early in the morning and drive towards Pokhara. After leaving the Kathmandu Valley we follow the river to Mugling. We then continue to Besisahar where we begin our trek. From here we walk down to the river and cross to the east side to avoid the new road which is currently under construction. Our trail undulates above the river, continuing northwards up the Marsyangdi Valley with Himalchuli and Peak 29 dominating the horizon. We follow a quiet trail through rice paddies and villages for two hours until we meet the main trail at Bhulebule.

Stay: Tea-House

Whats included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 03 Trek to Jagat.

The trail continues up the east bank of the river to Ngaddi, where a large hydro project is being built. From here we begin a steady climb through scrub forest finally arriving at Lampatta, a Manangi village with Tibetan style prayer flags. A final short sharp ascent brings us to the village of Bahundanda, perched on a ridge. From the ridge we descend to the river at Syange where we once more cross the river. The trail then follows the river to Jagat.

Stay: Tea-House

Whats included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 04 Reach the village of Dharapani.

An undulating trail leads to Chyamje, after which we cross a suspension bridge and climb through oak forest. The trail then emerges into a level valley where 'Tal', the next village is situated at the foot of a grand waterfall (1,700m). Crossing the river a couple of times we reach the village of Dharapani.

Stay: Tea-House

Whats included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 05 Steady climb through forest to Temang, then descend to Chame.

Beyond this village we continue our climb over a spur to Bagarchap, at 2,164m. The name of this village means 'butcher's place' and, although Buddhist, the people of this region do hunt animals. Continuing, we follow the trail through forest to Dhanagyu and climb up to Temang, where we have lunch with magnificent views of Manaslu and Peak 29. The trail then descends though fir and pine forests to Koto and Chame (2,713m), administrative centre of the Manang district

Stay: Tea-House

Whats included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 06 Arrive Upper Pisang.

We now experience a dramatic change of scenery. Leaving the forests and vegetation of the alpine regions behind we enter the upper district of Manang, known as Nyeshang. At first our trail follows the river closely through a deep canyon before coming to Brathang at 2,919m. The trail then crosses the river and climbs through deep forest from where the impressive curved rock face of Paungda Danda rises nearly 1,500m from the riverbank, to Dukha Pokhari, where we stop for lunch. From here we take the trail that climbs away from the road track and to Upper Pisang village, where we stay for the night. There is an impressive monastery in the village which we can visit in the afternoon.

Stay: Tea-House

Whats included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 07 Ascend the Marsyangdi Valley to the village of Manang.

From Upper Pisang we take the high level route to Manang via the villages of Gyaru and Ngawal. This is a wonderful walk with great views across to the Annapurnas. We start with a steep climb up to Gyaru. From here the trail undulates up the valley with magnificent views across to the Annapurnas to Ngawal, where we have lunch. We descend from Ngawal to Mungi and drop down to the main trail just before Braga, a picturesque village dominated by a large ancient gompa. We can stop for a cup of coffee at the Super Bakery and visit the gompa and the small tree nursery, a project that Exodus has supported for many years. Passing carved mani walls we arrive at the village of Manang at 3,519m.

Stay: Tea-House

Whats included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 08 Acclimatisation day in Manang.

We spend this day around Manang acclimatizing to the altitude. Most people climb the hill behind Manang to enjoy the magnificent views of the whole Annapurna range and the enormous icefall that crashes and rumbles down from Gangapurna. This is the part of the trek where we are closest to the mountains. Across the valley the huge bulk of Gangapurna and the Annapurnas tower way above us- the sunset and sunrise over this great amphitheater is one of the most beautiful mountain views in the country. There is also a chance to walk up to the huge glacial lake below Gangapurna. Manang has many bakeries and coffee shops and is a wonderful place to spend the afternoon.

Stay: Tea-House

Whats included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 09 Start heading towards the Thorung La. Half-day trek to reach the lodge in Yak Kharka; afternoon Acclimatisation walk.

Leaving Manang we head towards the base of the Thorung La. We climb out of the Marsyangdi Valley and turn northwest up the valley of the Jarsang Khola. We are above the forests now and pass through dry, alpine country, with scrub juniper and occasional clumps of birch. We spend tonight at a lodge in Yak Kharka (approx. 4,000m). We will reach the lodge by lunchtime and in the afternoon we will have an Acclimatisation walk onto the surrounding hills. Look out for the Blue Sheep that inhabit this cold, windy spot.

Stay: Tea-House

Whats included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 10 Short half day walk to Phedi, at the foot of the Thorung La.

Another short day to aid Acclimatisation. The scenery becomes wilder as we continue ascending the valley. At one point we descend to cross the Jarsang Khola, then traverse a scree slope to the lone teahouses at Phedi (4,420m) at the foot of the Thorung La. Thorung Phedi can be very cold and windy. In the afternoon we can go for a walk up to Thorung High Camp which is the last lodge and is about an hour above Phedi.

Stay: Tea-House

Whats included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 11 Cross the mighty Thorung La (5416m) to Muktinath, a place of pilgrimage

A long day as we leave Phedi very early the next morning for the climb to the pass. The first part of the ascent is very steep, but it eases somewhat as we approach the top, although the altitude still makes the going tough. Eventually, after numerous false summits, we reach the pass itself at 5,416m. Ahead there is a magnificent panorama of snow-capped peaks extending northwards into Tibet, and looking back we can see several of the main peaks of Annapurna. Directly in front of us is the great chasm of the Kali Gandaki, 2,500m. It's a very long descent that begins gently and becomes steeper, as we follow a series of switchbacks down to the grassy slopes, before easing off to a gentle descent to Muktinath (3,700m).

Stay: Tea-House

Whats included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 12 Trek through beautiful barren landscapes to reach Kagbeni.

From Muktinath we pass through a landscape of bare, eroded hills with a backdrop of snow-capped high peaks. After visiting the temples above Muktinath, we cross the Jhong Khola and climb up to Jhong - a beautiful village. There is a very old monastery here dating back to the 7th or 8th Century and the ruins of an old fort. The village has a small lodge where we can get a very simple lunch. Passing wind-eroded cliffs in an array of beautiful colors we continue down the valley arriving at the interesting village of Kagbeni (approx. 2,800m). (This route avoids the newly built road). Please note that in case we are delayed due to bad weather this day will be missed out and we will trek direct from Muktinath to Marpha

Stay: Tea-House

Whats included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 13 Walk along the Kali Gandaki Gorge, beneath the great peaks of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna via Dumba Lake to Marpha

The trail now follows the Kali Gandaki River down to Jomsom, a large administrative centre, at 2,713m. As you walk down the rocky riverbed look out for ammonite fossils amongst the pebbles. These are sacred to Hindus who call them 'shaligrams'. After lunch in Jomsom we cross the river to the village of Thini, where there is a small monastery. We cross a wooden bridge to Samley, from where it is about half an hour to Dumba Lake. This very small lake is considered holy by the local Thakali people. A short climb brings us to Dumba Gompa for magnificent views of the Kali Gandaki Valley, Dhaulagiri and Tukuche Peak. On treks departing in October and November we will drop down through Dumba village to the suspension bridge across the Kali Gandaki to Marpha. From December to May we continue on the same side of the river towards the Tibetan refugee camp. A wooden bridge crossing the Kali Gandaki takes us to the pretty village of Marpha (2,667m) with its clean paved streets and white-washed houses. Marpha is famous for its locally-made apple and peach brandy, which you might like to sample to celebrate your crossing of the Thorung La.

Stay: Tea-House

Whats included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 14 Continue to follow the Kali Gandaki Valley; overnight in Larjung.

Today we follow the Kali Gandaki Valley, a major trade route. We are now in the deepest gorge in the world - to the east Annapurna I rises to 8,091m, to the west the peak of Dhaulagiri at 8,167m soars above us. Leaving the dry, barren landscapes we walk through pine, cypress and juniper forest, sometimes on the valley floor and other times on a trail high above. From Marpha we cross back over the Kali Gandaki to avoid the road. Walking through fir and pine forests we continue onto Chokhepani. In October and November, we must cross the large suspension bridge just before Chokhepani to Tukuche for lunch. From December to May we can continue on to a small wooden bridge which takes us directly into Tukuche. The village is surrounded by apple and apricot orchards and the fruit brandy is famous throughout the area. After lunch we have a short walk to Larjung. In October and November, we will stay on the same side of the river. From December to May we cross the river and follow a trail through Sauru village onto Larjung (2,550m). We stay tonight in a simple lodge. It is definitely worth walking up towards Thasang this evening to see the sunset on Niligiri.

Stay: Tea-House

Whats included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 15 Cross the Kali Gandaki and trek past Titi Tal to Lete; descend to Ghasa.

Today we leave the main trail and trek via Titi Tal and Titi Gaon to Kurje Gaon. In October and November, we will start with a short walk along the road to the large suspension bridge below Larjung. After crossing the river, the trail climbs up through the forest to Titi Tal, a very small lake. From December to May we can cross the Kali Gandaki using a small wooden bridge to Sirkung from where we have a fairly steep walk through the forest to Nupsang Kharka. From here we get fantastic views of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche and Dhampus peaks. Dropping down through the forest we come to Titi Goan and Titi Tal. Following an easy trail, we pass through Taglung to reach Kurje Gaon. We will either carry a packed lunch or have a very simple lunch in a local teahouse at Kurje. We then head towards the Lete Khola and trek on a new trail to Ghasa (2,010m).

Stay: Tea-House

Whats included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 16 Follow an undulating trail through small settlements to Tatopani, famous for its hot springs.

From Ghasa we drop down and cross the river. The trail climbs high above the river through a narrow gorge to Kopchepani. We continue on the same side of the river and follow an ancient trail up to Bhalebas. The trail then undulates and passes a hydroelectric project just before Tatopani. A suspension bridge brings us right into Tatopani (1,190m). We usually have a longer morning today and late lunch in Tatopani, allowing time in the afternoon to enjoy a welcome soak in the hot spring baths here - guaranteed to ease any aching limbs

Stay: Tea-House

Whats included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 17 : A long climb up through the villages of Ghara, Shika and Chitre to Gorepani

The last stage of the trek takes us over a high ridge to the end of the trek. Today is a bit of a sting in the tail as we have a long climb to Gorepani (2,855m). The trail climbs all day through small hamlets and terraced fields. Passing through Ghara, Shika and Chitre the trail climbs all day. From Chitre we enter a huge rhododendron forest and the last couple of hours take us up to Gorepani. Gorepani means ‘horse water’ and was a stopping place for the huge mule trains that used to ply this route. As we climb today the mountains start to appear and from Gorepani we get fabulous views of the Annapurnas from the lodge.

Stay: Tea-House

Whats included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 18 Optional early morning walk up Poon Hill for sunrise before a long descent to Birethanti.

An early start for those who want to trek the hour up to the top of Poon Hill for the sunrise. The effort is well worth it for the superb views over the Annapurnas, Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhre. We return to our lodge for breakfast and then it’s all the way downhill today through the forest to Banthanti and then down a stone staircase through Ulleri and Tirkhedunga to Birethanti by the Modi Khola

Stay: Tea-House

Whats included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 19 Short walk to Naya Pul and drive to Pokhara; afternoon free.

From Birethanti it is a very short walk to Naya Pul, where we will pick up transport back to Pokhara. We usually arrive by lunchtime and have the afternoon to explore this pretty lakeside town.

Stay: Hotel Royal Image

Whats included: Breakfast,Lunch

Day 20 Drive Kathmandu

On the day ,we come to the end of the trek. We drive back to kathmandu which is nearly 203km form Pokhara and approximately takes 7-8 hrs. Finally, we reach kathmandu and then stay overnight

Stay: Hotel Royal Singhi

Whats included: Breakfast

Day 21 Final Departure.

Hoping to see your next adventure with image treks and time to say good bye. Image trek representative will drop you at the airport and wish you have a safe flight.

Stay: Hotel Royal Singhi

Whats included: Breakfast

Contact Image Treks

01-4354695
9801133074,9851133074
info@imagetreks.com
imagetreks@gmail.com
sales@imagetreks.com

Mon-Fri: 9:00am - 6:00pm Please be advised we are closed only on statutory holidays in Nepal.

Day

Distance

Destination

Altitude

Duration

1

 

Kathmandu

1400m

 

2

8.0Km/4.0miles

Bhulebule

 

 

3

20.0km/12.0miles

Jagat

1300m

 

4
 

20.0km/12.0miles

Dharapani

1943m

 

 

5

19.0km/11.0mile

Chame

2713m

 

6

 

15.0km/9.0miles

UpperPisang

3300m

 

7

19.0km/11.0miles

Manang

3519m

 

8

4.okm/2.5miles

Manang

3519m

 

9

9.0km/5.0miles

Yak-Kharka

4000m

 

10

8.0km/4.0miles

Phedi

4420m

 

11

13.0km/8.0miles

Muktinath

3700m

 

12

10.0km/6.miles

Kagbeni

2800m

 

13

16.0km/9.0miles

Marpha

2667m

 

14

13.0km/8.0miles

Larjung

2550m

 

15

15.0km/9.0miles

Ghasa

2010m

 

16

14.0km/8.0miles

Tatopani

1190m

 

17

15.0km/9.0miles

Gorepani

2855m

 

18

20.0km/12.0miles

Birethanti

1037m

 

19

2.0km/1.0miles

Pokhara

827m

 

20

203km/

kathmandu

1400m

 

 

Visas  Nepal

Most nationalities require a visa for Nepal, which can be obtained in advance or on entry. If you wish to apply before departure the current visa cost is £20 for a 15-day visa and £35 for a 30-day visa for UK passport holders. The current cost of a visa on arrival is US$25 for 15 days, US$40 for 30 days or if extending your stay $100 for 90 days. All are multiple entry. The visa on arrival fee can be paid for in cash in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros. Application forms are available in the immigration hall (or for electronic passports, there are visa registration machines which, after inserting your passport, automatically fill out a form for you). You must first join the queue to pay the visa fee and then go to the relevant immigration desk to obtain your 15, 30 or 90-day visa stamp.  If you use the paper form to obtain a visa on arrival then you will also need one passport photo (a photo is not required if you use the electronic registration machines but we recommend you bring one with you anyway in case, for any reason, the machines cannot read your passport). There can be long queues for visas on arrival. Non UK nationals should check requirements with their nearest embassy (a few nationalities are not permitted visas on arrival).

Vaccinations Nepal

There are no mandatory vaccination requirements. Recommended vaccinations are: Polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Typhoid, Hepatitis A.

There is low to no risk of malaria throughout Nepal and antimalarial tablets are not usually advised although may be considered for certain higher risk groups; you may wish to consult your GP or travel health clinic for further advice. The risk is highest in the low lying southern ‘terai’ districts bordering India.

A yellow fever certificate is only required if travelling from a country with risk of yellow fever transmission or for travellers having transited for more than 12 hours through a country with risk of transmission.

Dengue fever is a known risk in Nepal. It is a tropical viral disease spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available for Dengue, and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

Most of our trips to Nepal go to high altitudes where there is a risk of being affected by Acute Mountain Sickness. Our itineraries are designed to enable everyone to acclimatise to these altitudes, but you should be aware that it is still possible for you to be affected. Please refer to the Altitude Warning within the Trip Notes for further advice on AMS.

Eating and Drinking

Breakfast is included throughout the trip. On trek the breakfast will be a set menu usually consisting of porridge, toast and egg. Any additional items that are not included in the set menu should be ordered and paid for separately. We do not include lunch and dinner on trek allowing you to choose what you want to eat and when. The menus in the lodges are almost identical to one another but offer a varied choice, ranging from traditional Nepalese dhal bhat to pizza and apple pie.

Dhal bhat is the staple diet in Nepal and comes in many different forms but generally comprises some curried lentil dhal and meat or vegetables, some rice, and a pickle/chutney. Another popular snack is momos; a type of Nepalese dumpling, fried or steamed, filled with meat or vegetables.

Although meat is available in the teahouses, we advise against eating it on trek. The meat has often been carried in the heat from lower altitudes for several days before reaching the lodges, and can cause stomach upsets or illness. Germs can also be spread by handling dirty money - we recommend using hand sanitiser.

If you buy imported food and drink whilst on trek you will spend more than the suggested amount.

Drinking Water

Staying hydrated is important when undertaking any physical activity but particularly so at altitude where it is generally recommended to drink at least 3-4 litres per person per day.

We strongly encourage you not to buy bottled water on trek as this contributes to the growing problem of plastic pollution in Nepal’s trekking areas.

A few villages along the Annapurna Sanctuary route have safe drinking water stations selling UV treated water for Rs40-50 per litre but these are not always open.

All teahouses will provide cold water free of charge, if requested. Although this should not be drunk untreated, we recommend that you bring a reusable bottle with a wide opening (Nalgene or similar) with you and use a SteriPEN to treat it with. A SteriPEN is a handheld UV water purifier – small, lightweight and battery powered so easy to pack for a trek. In Nepal’s trekking regions most of the bottled water isn’t strictly ‘mineral water’ anyway but is UV treated, so it’s exactly the same technology. It’s quick to use, far more effective than purification tablets, and the water is ready immediately. It’s fine to use a SteriPEN on non-boiled water so long as it isn’t cloudy or full of sediment (which is uncommon in these regions).

SteriPENs are widely stocked on Amazon, outdoor shops and other online retailers; look for the latest models but avoid USB charging ones. Better still, a SteriPEN will pay for itself over the course of the trek and you won’t leave behind a single plastic bottle – you will end up spending the same or even less than you would on bottled water, plus you can keep it for future trips.

If you prefer not to invest in a SteriPEN, the teahouses also sell boiled water for approx. Rs150-300 per litre (the price increases the higher you trek) which should not require treating. This is also perfect for a bedtime refill as it can double up as a hot water bottle.

Weather

The main trekking season in Nepal is from October to mid-May when daytime temperatures at most altitudes are generally comfortable for walking, the sky is clear much of the time and rain and snow are occasional occurrences. Daytime temperatures will vary from 15ºC to 30ºC in the Kathmandu Valley to around 10ºC at 3,600m and progressively lower the higher we go. Different seasons offer different advantages for trekking. There can be snow in Annapurna Base Camp at any time of year.

Post Monsoon/autumn: Mid-September to November. This is the main trekking season in Nepal. Day temperatures in Kathmandu are approximately above 20ºC. Skies are usually clear and days on trek are sunny and mild with clear mountain views. Nights will be colder with temperatures dropping as low as to minus 5ºC at the higher altitudes.

Winter: December to end February. Despite the colder conditions this is an ideal time to trek in Nepal. Skies are usually very clear especially in December and the mountain views are at their best. Nights will be very cold with temperatures down to minus 10ºC at Annapurna Base Camp but days are pleasant and sunny. The trails are also much less busy at the time of year. In Kathmandu maximum daytime temperatures are 19ºC.

Pre-monsoon/spring: March to May. Both day and night temperatures will be warmer in general but haze will often build up in the afternoons and there can be some rain. It is very hot in the lowlands and temperatures rise to 30ºC in Kathmandu. Flowers bloom in this season and this is one of the reasons people chose to trek in spring. The Annapurna region is famous for the rhododendrons in spring. Snow can be expected in spring on the way to and at the Base Camp.

Please remember that in any mountain area the weather is never wholly predictable and you should be prepared and equipped to deal with any differences in weather beyond the conditions described above.

 

Is this trip for you?

This trek is graded as moderate/challenging (level 4) and comprises 11 days point-to-point walking with full porterage throughout. Please read a description of our Activity Levels found on our website.

The maximum altitude is 4,130m and the average is 2,440m - we ask you to refer to the 'altitude warning' within the Trip Notes. This is one of the best-paced trekking routes in Nepal for acclimatisation - the ascent is gradual, most nights are spent at low to medium altitudes (below 3000m) with only two nights spent at high altitude (over 3500m).

This is an ideal trek for those who are confident of their physical fitness, although most of the more challenging walking is on the last approach to the Sanctuary itself. Some previous trekking experience and physical preparation, such as hill walking, is recommended. 

seven hours a day, although there are some shorter and longer days. There are numerous stone staircases to be climbed and descended on this route and we would not recommend this trek to anyone with weak knees. There are prolonged ascents and descents on some days (in excess of 1000m). We highly recommend using trekking poles. The trail crosses approximately five modern suspension bridges; all have mesh sides and none are particularly long or high, however, anyone with a strong fear of heights or vertigo may find them difficult.

Walking hours stated within the itinerary are given as approximates only. Timings stated exclude lunch stops and will vary depending on the pace of your group.

 

Things you should Equip.


General

  • 4-season sleeping bag (We can provide one if you need it but has to be returned after the trek.)
  • Duffel bag (We will provide one complimentary Ace the Himalaya duffel bag which is yours to keep.)
  • Daypack
  • Down jacket (Must have for mornings, nights and evenings, and for altitudes above 4,000 m; We can provide it if you need one but has to be returned after the trek.)

Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes

  • Sun hat (We will provide you a complimentary Ace the Himalaya hat.)
  • Wool or synthetic hat that cover the ears
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Headlamp
  • Neck warmer
  • Hand
  • Liner gloves
  • Heavier shell gloves
  • Core Body
  • T-shirts
  • Lightweight expedition thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Water/windproof shell jacket (Preferably breathable fabric)
  • Synthetic sports bras (For women)

Lower Body – Legs

  • Lightweight expedition thermal bottoms
  • Nylon hiking shorts
  • Soft shell and hard shell trekking pants
  • Water/windproof trousers
  • Casual pants

Feet

  • Liner socks
  • Heavyweight socks
  • Waterproof hiking/trekking boots
  • Light shoes/sneakers/sandals
  • Gaiters (For monsoon and winter)
  • Medicines and First Aid Kits

(Please note our guide will carry the first-aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personalized first-aid kit as well.)

  • Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches
  • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
  • Immodium or Pepto Bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea
  • Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness
  • Anti-infection ointments
  • Band-aids
  • Lip balm (At least SPF 20)
  • Sunscreen (SPF 40)
  • Miscellaneous, but Important!
  • Passport and extra passport photos (3 copies)
  • Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave one at our office in Kathmandu just in case if you need to change the date of your flight.)
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport
  • Water bottle/bladder
  • Water purification Iodine tablets
  • Toiletry kit (Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.)

Optional

  • Adjustable trekking poles
  • Favorite snack foods (No more than 2 pounds)
  • Paperback books, cards, mp3 player
  • Binoculars
  • Cameras (Memory cards, chargers and also batteries)
  • Pee bottle for men and pee funnel for woman

This list is only a guide. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands, and versions of each piece of equipment. Use your experience and the listed features to find the best gear for you. Some of the above equipment can be easily found in stores in Kathmandu for cheaper prices.

Note: Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing such as those made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals, especially to women. If you find these items comfortable as a base layer, please pack something to wear on top of them.

Contact Image Treks

01-4354695
9801133074,9851133074
info@imagetreks.com
imagetreks@gmail.com
sales@imagetreks.com

Mon-Fri: 9:00am - 6:00pm Please be advised we are closed only on statutory holidays in Nepal.

Price Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by a private tourist vehicle
  • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel  City Arean on Bed & Breakfast Basis.Basic guesthouse accommodation during the trek in twin-share and dormitory-style rooms
  • Imagetreks licensed English-speaking trekking guide
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests.)
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff
  • Conservation Area permits and TIMS permit for trekking
  • Tourist bus between Kathmandu and Pokhara and private tourist vehicle between Pokhara and Nayapul
  • Boating fee at Fewa Lake and entrance fee to Barahi Temple
  • Free Imagetreks duffel/kit bag and sun hat (yours to keep)
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges
  • Official expenses

 

Price Does not Include

  • Lunch and dinner in City Area.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation (See the travel insurance page.)
  • International airfare and airport departure tax (see the international flights page.)
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan
  • International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 40 and 100 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.)
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks
  • Personal trekking equipment (Click on the Equipment tab.)
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected.)
  • Any others expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Includes section

 

Contact Image Treks

01-4354695
9801133074,9851133074
info@imagetreks.com
imagetreks@gmail.com
sales@imagetreks.com

Mon-Fri: 9:00am - 6:00pm Please be advised we are closed only on statutory holidays in Nepal.

Travel Responsibly To Enjoy Nature
Eco tourism is a responsible travel to fragile, pristine and protected areas, that adds a gratuitous gesture to contribute something valuable to nature. Take only memories and leave only footprints, is a very common slogan in the protected areas which is indicative of protecting the environment from any type of degrading factors by minimizing negative environmental impacts. Travel on the nature tour with commitment. Commitment to make proper waste management, utilize water and energy as much needed and get involved in cleaning campaigns, wherever possible. Eco-friendly travel is also known for using the most sustainable travel options of energy-efficient transportation, while it empowers the local people by contributing towards the environment. This is a great way to support the indigenous people economically and conserve the local ecosystem. Explore the villages and towns, encouraging recycling practices, accommodate in green hotels that use solar energy and maximize respectful interactions with the local people and culture. Eco tourism is probably the best way to travel, which involves a give and take relation. It lets you enjoy the miracles of nature and rewards you for contributing towards the preservation of nature's beauty
Trek Note

Note: These can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.