Annapurna Circuit Trek

Trip Code

TTN-483

Trip Type

Group

Difficulty Level

Strenuous

Accommodation

Guest House

Group Size

1-12

ALTITUDE

5,416 m / 17,769 ft

Trip Highlights

  • Explore the beautiful Annapurna region hiking along Marsyangdi valley and Kali Gandaki valley.
  • Cross Thorong La Pass in transit to Mustang at an elevation of 5416 m.
  • Enjoy the picturesque views of Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri range, Manaslu range and associated peaks.
  • Pay a visit to Muktinath, the most popular pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhist.
  • Behold the sights of changing landscapes, sky caves, quaint villages of Manang and Mustang.
  • Rejuvenate yourself in a natural hot spring bath at Tatopani.
  • Gain an insight of diverse culture and lifestyle of people of Annapurna region.
  • Enjoy the sunrise view over majestic Annapurna range from Poonhill.

 

Trip Overview

Annapurna Circuit Trek 18 days gives you a classical hiking experience in one of the world’s best trails. Since the trekking route opened in 1977 for the first time, thousands of travellers who partook in the journey revered the natural and cultural diversity of Annapurna region.

Annapurna Circuit Trek 18 days follows the beautiful trail along Marsyangdi valley to the north of the Himalayas, walk past the Manang village crossing Thorong la Pass and get to the Tibetan desert like territory of Mustang located in the Kali Gandaki valley. Along the journey, you will witness the ever changing landscapes with dramatic contrast in terrain and vegetation.

The trek starts from Tal ( 1,700 m) through the lowlands of rice paddy fields, gently rising up to lush forests before taking you to the Thorong La Pass (5416 m) amidst the mighty Himalayan peaks.

The views of Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre and neighbouring peaks seen from Thorong La are truly mesmerizing.

Next, the hiking trail takes you to Mustang, where you will pay a visit to Muktinath temple, a popular holy shrine of Hindus and Buddhist. En route, you will arrive at Kali Gandaki Gorge – the deepest gorge in the world, followed by the beautiful villages of Jomsom and Tatopani, and then continue hiking along the mid hills of Annapurna region.

Exploring the traditional villages of Ghorepani and Poonhill, you will get acquainted with the unique culture and lifestyle of native Gurungs and Magars living there. From Poonhill, you will enjoy incredible sunrise views over massive Himalayan peaks, including Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri range.

Enroute, the spectacular views of green valleys, hills, snow capped peaks, Tibetan like Buddhist villages, lush forests, raging rivers, deep gorges, monasteries, temples, and native inhabitants accompany all the way while trekking in the Annapurna region. For these reasons and more, Annapurna Circuit Trek is more than just a trek, it’s a journey inward and outward in the Himalayas.

Get yourself ready for hiking Annapurna Circuit trail with “Trekking to Nepal”. Our highly dedicated and experienced trekking crews lead you with every step in this 18 days awesome trip. Come, and be a part of this adventurous journey with us.

  • Detail Itinerary
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Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01

    Arrive in Kathmandu

    Namaste. Welcome to Nepal. Upon exiting the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu; look for a “Trekking to Nepal” sign and meet our airport representative there. He will transfer you to the hotel from the airport. Take some rest and recover from your jetlag.

    In the evening, we’ll have an important group meeting in our office at Thamel. If you arrive after 4 pm, our trekking guide will meet you and introduce the trip. Otherwise, you can arrive earlier than 4 pm, and meet with our travel consultant for a pre trek briefing. Do not hesitate to ask any questions about trek during the meeting. 

    Note: Please bring your passport, two copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy for the meeting. Also, you need to clear the due balance, if any, and make sure you sign a legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer.

    Overnight at a hotel. No meals included.

  • Day 02

    Drive to Tal (1700 m) via Besisahar (830 m) in a 4WD vehicle

    Duration: 8-10 hours

    In the morning, we embark our trekking journey to Tal from Kathmandu in a 4WD vehicle. Enjoy the scenic drive following the Trishuli river along the Kathmandu Pokhara highway. Upon reaching Dumre, we turn northeast and headed to Besisahar, the starting point of Annapurna Circuit Trek. From here, we drive up towards Tal village in a 4WD vehicle. The road rises gently up following the Marsyangdi river passing by several waterfalls and bridges. Next, we drive past a wide valley and then arrives at Tal, where we spend our night there.

    Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 03

    Trek to Danaque (1,860 m)

    Duration: 5 hours

    Get yourself ready for hiking in the Annapurna region. It’s a beautiful walk from Tal to Danaque, hiking on the trail surrounded by glistening snow capped peaks. The views of Annapurna II, Pisang peak, ever changing landscapes and traditional villages are astonishing. Along the journey, we will come across a suspension bridge connecting two huge canyons. After continuously hiking for about 5 hours, we arrive at Danaque village where we stay overnight there.

    Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 04

    Trek to Chame (2,670 m)

    Duration: 4 hours

    Continuing to hike through forests, enjoying the waterfalls and picturesque mountain views along the trail. We will notice a changing landscapes with dramatic transformation from lush pine vegetation to drier slopes  as we headed to Chame. Upon arriving Chame, the views of magnificent Annapurna II is rewarding. Chame is a headquarter of Manang district where you will find plenty of shops, hotels, guesthouses and many more.

    Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 05

    Trek to Upper Pisang (3,300 m)

    Duration: 6 hours

    Continuing our hike out of Chame to Upper Pisang today. The trail follows the lush forests along with raging Marsyangdi rivers. The views of quaint villages, monasteries and mani stones along the journey are amazing. Heading back down to Upper Pisang, we come across magnificent view of Annapurna II and Paungda dada on the way.

    Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 06

    Trek to Ngawal (3,660 m)

    Duration: 5 hours

    Prepare yourself early in the morning to watch the sunrise over Annapurna II. After having breakfast, we head out of Pisang to Ngawal. Then, we pass a traditional village of Gyaru before arriving at Ngawal. Enjoy the astonishing views of Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Pisang Peak, deep gorges, diverse plants and wildlife along the way.

    Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 07

    Trek to Manang (3,500 m) via Bhraka (3,360 m)

    Duration: 5 hours

    After breakfast, we continue our hiking adventure towards Manang. We walk past lush forests and then arrive at Bhraka village. There is a very old monastery in Bhraka along with one of the oldest human settlements in Manang. En route, we witness beautiful mountains, changing landscapes, cliff top monasteries, schools and many more sceneries. Next, after a short trek of half an hour, we reach Manang, where we spend our overnight there.

    Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 08

    Acclimatization Day at Manang Village

    Today is set for acclimatization. We go for a short walk and enjoy the sightseeing around Manang village. We pay a visit to Gangapurna lake and monastery during our walk. In the evening, we return back to the guest house for overnight stay.

    Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 09

    Trek to Yak Kharka (4,000 m)

    Duration: 5 hours

    We have a nice morning hike towards Yak Kharka after taking breakfast. Leaving Marsyangdi valley, the trail rises gently up the Jarsang Khola valley. Along the journey, we enjoy scenic views of mountains, horses, yaks, and blue sheep grazing on the hills. We will notice thinning vegetation with changing landscape as we trek towards Yak Kharka. After passing by Tengi and Gunsang villages along the route, we will reach Yak Kharka where we spend the night there.

    Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 10

    Trek to Thorong Phedi (4,450 m)

    Duration: 5 hours

    From Yak Kharka, we hike to Thorong Phedi today. The trail climbs gently up and then descends towards the river. Upon crossing the river, the trail ascends to Thorong Phedi, also called Thorong Base Camp where we stay overnight there.

    Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 11

    Trek to Muktinath (3,800 m) via Thorong La Pass (5,416 m)

    Duration: 8 hours

    Get ready for some challenging, yet exciting trek. We get up early in the morning by 4 am, and start hiking towards Thorong La Pass. Our goal is to cross Thorang La by 9-10 am to avoid the heavy winds at higher elevation. The snow covered trail rises gently up to the elevation of 5416 m, ladened with prayer flags and chortens along the route. Upon reaching the top of pass, the incredible views of snow-covered peaks and Muktinath are truly rewarding. From there, we descend down towards Muktinath temple, the most popular Hindus and Buddhist pilgrimage site of Nepal.

    Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 12

    Trek to Jomsom (2,710 m) via Lubra Pass (4,020 m)

    Duration: 8 hours

    Today’s trek head towards Jomsom, a beautiful town of Mustang. We hike along the bank of the Kaligandaki river enjoying the mesmerizing natural beauty of the surrounding. The landscape is more alpine desert like with dramatic contrasts. We will witness mysterious sky caves along with magnificent views of Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri along the trail. Then, hiking for a few hours, we arrive at Jomsom where we spend a night there.

    Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 13

    Drive to Tatopani (1,190 m) in Local Shared 4WD Vehicle

    Duration: 5 hours

    After breakfast, we continue our journey towards Tatopani in a local shared 4WD vehicle. En route, we arrive at the world's deepest gorge- Kali Gandaki Gorge at Kopchepani. From there, we get to Tatopani, a popular spot for hot springs. Now, it’s time to take a natural hot springs bath and rejuvenate your body from long days of trekking.

    Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 14

    Rest Day at Tatopani

    We spend a rest day at Tatopani. You can enjoy a natural hot spring bath, have a few drinks and enjoy local cuisine.

    Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 15

    Trek to Ghorepani (2,810 m)

    Duration: 6 hours

    Back on the trail. Another beautiful hiking day to Ghorepani. The trail rises gently up walking past several villages enjoying the spectacular views of hills and mountains. Enjoy the closest views of magnificent Annapurna South, Tukuche and Himchuli peaks from Ghorepani.

    Overnight stay at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 16

    Hike to Poon Hill (3,210 m), Trek to Tikhedhunga (1,570 m) and Drive to Pokhara

    Duration: 5 hours

    Another exciting day at Paradise. Prepare yourself early in the morning to watch the sunrise view over Annapurna mountain range. From Poonhill, we enjoy the magnificent sunrise view on Himalayan peaks like Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Ganesh, Hiunchuli, Tukuche and Lamjung Himal. Next, we descend down to Ghorepani for breakfast. From there, we get back on the trail and head to Tikhedhunga. We are treated with spectacular views of the surrounding on the way. From Tikhedhunga, we drive to Pokhara on a 4WD vehicle.

    Overnight at a hotel. Breakfast included.

  • Day 17

    Drive Back to Kathmandu (1,400 m)

    Duration: 7-8 hours

    After having early morning breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu today. In the evening, we will have a farewell dinner with cultural performances in a traditional Nepali restaurant. Enjoy and have a good time with your trekking crews before you go home. This trip includes bus services to and from Pokhara.

    There are endless opportunities to explore in Nepal. If you are further interested in extending the trip, there are several options such as Bardia National Park, Mountain Biking, trekking, climbing activities and many more.  Please visit our website or contact us for more information.

    Overnight at a hotel. Breakfast and farewell dinner included.

  • Day 18

    Transfer to the International Airport for Your Final Departure

    The trip concludes today. Our airport representative will drop you to Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu for your flight departure from Nepal. Thanks for travelling with us. We hope to see more of you in the near future. Namaste and have a safe journey.

    Breakfast included.

    The above itinerary is a standard template of what we provide. Also, we offer customized trip options where you can accommodate trip as per your requirements.

    Note: The various destinations on Annapurna Circuit Trek such as Tal, Danaque, Chame, Manang, Muktinath, Jomsom, Kalopani and Tatopani are well connected with roads. Particularly, the road construction reaches up to Muktinath from Pokhara in the west and Chame in Manang in the east of Annapurna Circuit. Though the roads are not quite busier like in major highways, still the hiking trail passes through dirt roads oftentimes, which creates trouble for many trekkers. So we try to avoid the road as much as possible on our trek route. Having considered this, we get to Manang via Upper Pisang and Ngawal. Similarly, we hike to Jomsom from Muktinath via Lubra Pass. Likewise, we drive from Jomsom to Tatopani as this trek route gets busier with vehicles. This will take about 5 hours to reach there and save a day of arduous trekking on a dirt, muddy road. Our concern is to give you the best trekking experience by offering the best itinerary option available.

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The price of this trip per person for the Small Group Journey is listed below. There is also the option of private and tailor made journey which can be suitable for you, your family and friends. Discounts is also available which is directly subjected to the increase with the number of people in your group. Hence, bigger the group, better the discount. Therefore, group bookings are highly encouraged.

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Price Includes
  • Accomodation at a three star hotel in Kathmandu (2 nights) and Pokhara (1 night) on a twin sharing basis including breakfast.
  • Guesthouse accommodation for 14 nights on twin sharing basis or dormitory style rooms during Annapurna Circuit Trek.
  • All standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included).
  • Drive from Kathmandu to Tal via Besisahar by 4WD, shared 4WD vehicle from Jomsom to Tatopani, private 4WD vehicle from Tikhedhunga to Pokhara and tourist bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • All travel arrangements in Nepal that includes government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • Down Jacket and Sleeping bag are available for renting on a returnable basis.
  • Airport and Hotel pick up and drop off with our private vehicle.
  • A dedicated, experienced, licensed English-speaking trekking guide to manage the entire trek.
  • Porter services to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter= 2 guests).
  • All costs of staff which includes food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments and medicines.
  • Trekking to Nepal’s duffel/kit bag and sun hat are yours to take.
  • Official expenses.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permit for trekking
Price Doesn't Include
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa. (You can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15/30/90 days can be obtained by paying USD 30/50/125 or equivalent foreign currency respectively.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation (See the travel insurance page.)
  • Alcoholic beverages, hot and cold drinks.
  • Personal trekking equipment (Click on the Equipment tab).
  • Tips/gratuity for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected.)
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the “Price Includes” section

FAQs

    Arrival and Visas

    • Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon my arrival?

      Yes, our airport representative will pick you up at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Our team member will be waiting outside the airport terminal, displaying “Trekking to Nepal” signboard. After meeting up, you will be taken to your respective hotel in our private vehicle.

    • How do I get Visas to Nepal?

      You can obtain the Nepalese visa from Nepalese consulate in your country easily or upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. There are electronic registration machines in Kathmandu airport which read your passport, take your photo and print out visa form for immigration purposes. Further, we suggest you bring 2 copies of passport size photos (not necessary at Kathmandu airport), but it might be needed for documentation.

      You can also apply online within 15 days of your date of arrival in Nepal. For that, you require a valid passport, your hotel address and a recent digital version of passport size photo (size 1.5”x 1.5”). You can print out the confirmation receipt and show it to the Immigration officer along with visa fee in Kathmandu airport.

      A 15/30/90 day multiple entries Nepalese visa can be obtained by paying USD 30/50/125 or equivalent foreign currency respectively. For more information, please read this link about Tourist Visa.

      Also, you can follow this link- Department of Immigration to fill up online Tourist Visa form.

    • Do I need special travel insurance for trekking in Nepal?

      Yes. Our company only covers insurance for our team members. We recommend you buy a travel insurance in your country. Make sure your travel insurance covers adventure activities over a certain altitude (4000 m) and covers emergency medical as well as helicopter rescue and evacuation.

      Most importantly, if you are trekking in the mountainous region of Nepal, then you should plan ahead about possible challenges, especially altitude sickness, ill related health issues, accidents, flight delays etc. In such cases, the only possible way out of the mountains is helicopter rescue. So, we recommend you to have a travel insurance policy that covers the helicopter evacuation cost and medical services in hospitals while trekking in Nepal.

    • Do I need any extra documents?

      All you need is a copy of your travel insurance, a copy of your passport and 2 passport size photos while travelling in Nepal. You are required to bring photos for trek permits.

    Expenditures and Travel

    • How much spending money do I need for Annapurna Circuit Trek 18 days?

      Well, our Annapurna Circuit Trek 18 days is inclusive of your accommodation, trekking permits, transportation, meals and other official expenses. (see price inclusion for more details). Besides this, the extra money you need during Annapurna Circuit Trek 18 days depends upon your spending habits. You can spend USD 10-15 per person for lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. In addition, you can allocate USD 15-20 per day to buy snacks, bottles of water, chocolates, pay for the hot shower and a few drinks during the Annapurna Circuit Trekking.

    • Is it possible to reserve a trip now and pay a deposit later or do I have to pay a deposit at booking/reservation?

      You are required to pay 30% deposit at the time of booking and rest of the amount prior to the trip departure date. For this trip, you need to complete an online booking form along with 30% non-refundable deposit. You can pay the remaining amount in cash, credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express Card) upon your arrival in Kathmandu, at our office in Thamel. Note that a 3.5% levy will be added as card processing fee by banks. (We are not liable for those 3.5% bank transaction fee).

      Read more details in “terms and conditions”.

    • What is your Cancellation Policy?

      Cancellation notice is required, a minimum of 20 days prior to trip departure. If the reason is valid the trip shall then be termed as cancelled and a cancellation charge of 30% of the trip amount would be deducted from the advance paid.

      If you do not cancel your trip prior to 20 days due to whatever reasons, you must be aware that the trip you’ve already bought is completely non-refundable as per our terms and conditions. If you cancel the trip and need to submit a claim to your insurance company, we can help with the supporting documentation such as a receipt for monies paid. If your trip is cut short due to weather/illness/personal reasons, there is no refund for unused accommodations.

      Moreover, you can postpone or transfer your booking to another person, if you have genuine reasons for not taking the trip. For instance: serious illness, death of a close relative or friend etc. In such cases, if all the requirements are met, you can postpone or change on another date, but an extra fee of $200 is required.

      For more details please read “terms and conditions”.

    • Can I use credit cards in the places I visit in trekking?

      Most places on the trekking route don't accept credit cards. So we highly recommend you to convert currencies into Nepalese Rupees or withdraw money from ATMs in Kathmandu or Pokhara before heading to Annapurna Circuit Trek. Also, note that money exchangers do not accept credit cards in Nepal. Besides, few shops in Kathmandu and Pokhara can accept credit cards to some extent for your purchases.

    Accommodation and Communication

    • What kind of Hotel can I expect in Kathmandu and Pokhara?

      We use three star hotel accommodation during our stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara. You will be accommodated in a standard room on twin sharing basis for 2 nights in Kathmandu and 1 night in Pokhara, including breakfast. Furthermore, if you need to stay extra nights in the hotel or need upgraded to 4 star and 5 star Hotel accommodation, we can arrange it as you wish for a reasonable price. A single supplementary room can be arranged in Kathmandu and Pokhara for USD 150 per person during the trip. A 4 star hotel room/ 5 star hotel room can be arranged in Kathmandu and Pokhara upon payment of extra USD 350/USD 450 per person respectively during the entire trip.

    • What sort of accommodation conveniences is available during the Annapurna Circuit Trek?

      Enroute Annapurna Circuit Trek, we use tea houses/lodges for our meals and overnight stay. Usually, tea houses are managed by local families. The accommodation can be very basic, and functional. The rooms are clean, either twin sharing or a dormitory style that include mattress, quilt or blanket for your convenient stay. Having your own sleeping bag is a good alternative to sleep comfortably. Sleeping bags as well as Down jackets are available for renting ( USD 35) per item with us on a returnable basis in our office, Thamel.

    • Will there be a place to store items/clothing not required for the trek?

      The hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara provides free locker facility. So, you can place all the luggage/clothing items you don’t require in the hotel during the trek.

    • Are the guesthouses heated?

      The guesthouses are not enabled with the heater or air conditioner in all trekking regions. However, most guesthouses provide bonfires or heating facilities in the dining area using kerosene or metal heaters. Also, note that some guesthouses charge an additional cost for the heating services.

    • Is camping allowed during Annapurna Circuit Trek?

      No. There is no need for camping as we can find many tea houses for food and lodging. That’s why; we don’t operate camping during the Annapurna Circuit Trek.

    • Is there a possibility of getting separate rooms during the Annapurna Circuit Trek? If so, how much extra will this cost?

      The single supplement cannot be guaranteed earlier, however we can try our best to get separate rooms during the trek. Usually, when there is a decline in the number of guests, the teahouses can easily provide a private room without any additional cost. In particular, the accommodation during the trek will remain very basic with twin sharing and dormitory room for trekkers.

    • Is it possible to swap my accommodation from a mountain guest house to hotels in Kathmandu?

      Swapping the accommodation from mountain guest house to Kathmandu is NOT possible. This Annapurna Circuit Trek includes accommodation in Kathmandu and trekking route for 14 days. In case of unforeseen circumstances such as your personal ill health or any reasons, if you decide to discontinue the trip and arrive early in Kathmandu then you will need an extra night accommodation in Kathmandu. In such cases, we can make the arrangement of accommodation conveniences but you need to pay the supplemental charges.

    • What type of toilet/bathroom facilities are available during the Annapurna Circuit Trek?

      Mostly, you will find western style flushing toilets as well as squat toilets in the tea houses in the Annapurna region.

    • Where do we go toilet along the trail?

      You can use the toilet facilities provided by guest houses along the trail. Otherwise, if you arrive in places without guesthouses or public toilet in those regions during the trek, then you need to find some privacy and experience outdoor toilet adventure.

    • Do I need to bring toilet paper for the trek?

      Yes, we suggest you bring toilet paper along with hand sanitizer and towel for your conveniences. Indeed, toilet papers are available to buy on the guesthouses. So, no need to worry about it a lot.

    • Are there any laundry services available during Annapurna Circuit Trek?

      Yes, tea houses provide laundry services for payment of additional money in Annapurna trek region. But we suggest you pack enough clothes and wash them after the trek for your convenience.

    • Can I charge my electronic gadgets during the trek?

      Yes. There are tea houses and lodges that provide charging facility for electronic gadgets upon paying extra fee.

      Note: The power plugs and sockets used in Nepal are type C, D and M. The standard voltage and frequency of electricity in Nepal is 230 V and 50 Hz respectively. This means if your electronic appliances state ‘INPUT: 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz’, you can used to recharge in every country all over the world. Otherwise, make sure you bring universal travel adapter that is compatible for all kinds of devices in the trek.

    • Is there any means of communication and Internet access while trekking to Annapurna Circuit Region?

      Yes, there are telephones services and 3 G coverage in all villages of Annapurna Circuit region. However, being a remote mountainous region, there may be a poor internet connection in some villages in the trek circuit. Also, our trekking guide has a cell phone from which you can make an International call. Most villages in Annapurna Circuit Trek route has been equipped with internet access and telephone services. We highly recommend you to buy a local sim card, Ncell in Kathmandu and use it for communication and using the internet en route.

    • What kind of food can I expect during the Annapurna Circuit Trek?

      We provide standard meals- breakfast, lunch and dinner during Annapurna Circuit Trek. Usually, we provide typical Nepali food: dal (lentils), bhat (rice) and tarkari (vegetable curry). Besides, other typical meals include delicious vegetarian foods such as pasta, noodles, French fries, boiled eggs, pancakes, omelets, toast, momo, garlic soup and many more dishes. Also, you can find meat dishes on the menu at guesthouses. Most importantly, it is mandatory for all trekkers to take breakfast and dinner at the tea house where you stay overnight in the Annapurna region. In addition, lunch will be served at tea houses en route where you can order food as per your choice. Likewise, you can have a cup of hot drinks like tea, coffee; hot lemon included in all 3 meals during the trek.

    • Is the food in the mountain region prepared to international standard in terms of safety?

      Yes. The food provided at tea houses during the trek are very safe and hygienic. We recommend you to eat local food, vegetarian meal and avoid meat for your health reasons. Please follow the suggestions of our trekking guide when ordering food in the tea houses.

    Foods and Drinking Water

    • Is it safe to drink water in the trekking region?

      For health concerns, it is unsafe to drink all types of natural sources of water in the trekking region of Nepal. So, we suggest you drink bottled mineral water, boiled water, and use purification tablets or iodine for tap water. Another possible option is using SteriPEN for water purification.

      You can purchase bottled water and boiled water at the tea houses in the trek region. As you sweat a lot when hiking to higher elevation, you must drink plenty (4-5 liters) of drinking water, hot drinks and soups each day. So, make sure you are hydrated well to avoid altitude sickness and muscle cramps in the trek.

    • Is there any problem regarding foods for vegetarian/vegan during the Annapurna Circuit Trek?

      This is not a problem at all because we provide vegetarian/vegan meals during Annapurna Circuit Trek. Moreover, we highly suggest our trekkers to avoid meat dishes during the trek as the meat available there is not hygienic.

    Transportation

    • Do we book our own international flights to and from Nepal?

      Yes. You should book your own international flights to and from Nepal.

    • What mode of transportation do you use?

      For Kathmandu airport pick up and drop off, we use our own private vehicle. Moreover, it depends on group size, and we mostly use cars, minibus, vans or 4WD SUV as means of transportation for reaching domestic airport and city sightseeing tours. We embark on our journey by 4WD vehicle from Kathmandu to Tal via Besisahar. Next, we shared 4WD vehicle from Jomsom to Tatopani. Similarly, we use private 4WD drive vehicle from Tikhedhunga (the end point of Annapurna Circuit Trek) to Pokhara. Similarly, we use tourist bus while returning from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

    • Do you use yak/porter on the trek or do we carry all of our own gear?

      During the trek, our porter will carry your duffel bag. Similarly, you need a backpack for carrying your personal belongings like cameras, water bottles, sun cream and other daily essential items. Note that we provide 1 porter services for 2 people each. The weight limit for porter services is 15 kg/33 pounds for each person. So, we suggest you pack your personal belongings carefully without exceeding the weight limit.

    Season, Weather and Temperatures

    • What is the best time to do the Annapurna Circuit Trek?

      The following months are the best time to do the Annapurna Circuit Trek: February, March, April, May, June, October, November, and December.

    • What is the weather and temperature like when trekking in the Annapurna region?

      One of the most unpredictable elements of the mountain is the weather. If you’re not properly prepared for the twists, turns and volatility of the conditions that can occur in this breathtaking region, you might find yourself in an uncomfortable and unpleasant situation. Here are some weather basics to help ensure that you come to the Himalayas as well equipped and prepared to face anything.
      Generally speaking, the nights are much cooler than the daytime hours in the Annapurna region. Many first-time trekkers are surprised to learn about the incredible range that may occur in a given day. During the day, the thermometer could reach temps as high as 25 C (77 F), only to dip down as low as -5 C (23 F) in less than 24 hours. While there’s no way to know exactly what each day in the mountains will bring, the weather and temperature ranges tend to be somewhat predictable based on the month and season.

      Spring – March / April / May / June

      Spring happens to be one of the best times of the year to visit the Annapurna region, although because of this, it can become somewhat crowded. The beautiful clear blue sky can be seen and the many different species of flower are visible in the lower altitude.
      During springtime, the average temperature is 20 C (68 F), with a maximum of 25 C (77 F), during sunny days and a minimum of 0 degrees C (32 F), in the morning and at night for areas above 2500 meters.

      July / August Through Mid-September is Monsoon Season

      This season is not really recommended to travel as it rains in the lower altitudes. There are positive sides of trekking during the monsoon months as the excess rainfall can provide ample chance to see spectacular views of the waterfall and it’s also the best season to avoid the crowds.
      During this time, the average temperature is 25 C (77 F), with a maximum of 30 C (86 F), during sunny days and a minimum of 5 C (41 F), in the morning and at night for areas above 2500 meters.

      Autumn – End of September / October / November

      Similar to springtime, autumn in this region is also a crowded season, but it’s one of the best times to trek. While it lacks the beauty of flowers, the clear blue sky can be seen, affording incredible views from just about every angle. The average temperature during the fall is 20 C (68 F), with a maximum temp of 25 C (77 F), during sunny days and a minimum of -5 C (23 F), in the morning and at night, for areas above 2500 meters altitude.

      Winter- December/ January/ February

      Winter start from mid December till mid February in this region. People still like to trek in this month due to fewer crowds.
      The average temperature during the winter is 10 C (50 F), with a maximum temp of 17 C (62.6 F), during sunny days and a minimum of -10 C (14 F), in the morning and at night, for areas above 2500 meters altitude.

      The above temperature is based on outside of the guesthouse temperature. No need worry about the cold temperature as we provide the sleeping bag plus the extra blanket to make sure our clients are warm enough during the time of need.

    Health and Safety

    • What safety measures are in place? What safety equipment do your guides carry with them on trek to deal with sickness/accidents?

      Our trekking guides are highly experienced, professional and well trained for higher altitude first aid training and related problems. They can measure your oxygen level in blood using oximeters and provide first aid if needed. Our guide carries medicine and a first aid kit during the trek. Besides, our guides carry a cell phone and keep on updating about the trek in our head office Kathmandu every day. If you deal with sickness or accidents, our guide will accompany you throughout the trek and ensure your safety and wellness. In case of emergency, our guide will manage helicopter rescue for your medical treatment in Kathmandu. However, the cost of helicopter charter is solely borne by trekkers.

      Make sure that your insurance policy covered medical expenses and emergency helicopter rescue in high altitude regions above 4,000 m; otherwise the cost is expensive in the mountain region. Only if you have purchased a valid travel insurance policy that covers helicopter charter and medical evacuation, then you can claim for reimbursement with your travel insurance company. In that case, we can help you with providing money receipts for your claim.

    • What immunizations will I need?

      Vaccinations are not mandatory for this trip. Still, we recommend you are vaccinated against diphtheria TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, *malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus for your safety. We suggest a dental check up prior to the trek and be aware of your blood group type. Likewise, if you have any pre-existing medical conditions we recommend you to inform us while booking the trip.

    • If I am sick can I continue the trek the next day after a day's rest?

      Well, it depends on your sickness level. If you get sick at a higher altitude, you need to descend at lower altitude and take rest (3-7 days) for recovery. For solo trekkers, you can discuss with your guide about your health condition and take necessary measures. For group participants, you should talk with your guide about your health. Depending upon your situation, our guide will put you in the next trekking group coming up in Annapurna Circuit Trek. Your health matters, so you can take a rest until recovery and catch up with the next group.

    • Do you guys have a Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC)?

      Yes, we do have PAC. Annapurna Circuit Trek is around 4000 m level (mostly), so it may not always be required. Surely, we can provide PAC if necessary, with additional fees on payment. Otherwise, you can also hire oxygen cylinders from guest houses also. Please Note: if you are using an oxygen cylinder in the Annapurna region, it can be expensive. So, make sure that you have travel insurance that covers your emergency medical expenses at higher altitude.

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    Trip Departure and Extension

    • All your departure is guaranteed to run?

      Yes, all our trips are guaranteed to run. We never cancel the trip due to not having enough participants. Also, we make arrangements for one person and a private trip as well. You can make inquiries while booking the trip.

    • I would like to extend my holiday, any recommendations?

      Yes. There are so many options and choices available to extend your holiday before or after the trek. Please visit our website for more information about treks and tours in Nepal, India, Bhutan and Tibet.

    • Can I add extra days to my trekking trip?

      Surely, you can add extra days during Annapurna Circuit Trek. You need to pay extra cost that includes additional cost to cover food, accommodation, guides and porters. If you are interested in adding extra days for the trek, you can consult with your guide. so that he will update us in the head office, Kathmandu. After getting all the details regarding your individual choices from our guide, we can make the necessary arrangements accordingly. This option is more convenient and feasible for an individual or a private trip. On the other hand, if you are in a group, this option is limited, and often should be arranged properly. So we highly encourage you to ask us in advance or talk with your guide or trekking group members so that we will manage it accordingly.

Equipment Lists

The following gives you a general idea of trekking equipment and clothing that you should bring for the Annapurna Circuit Trek 18 days. 

Packing suggestions:

  • The weight limit for porter services is 15 kg/33 pounds for each person. So we suggest you pack carefully without exceeding the weight limit. 
  • The duffel bag is carried by a porter where you can keep your heavy items. 1 porter will carry 2 people bags.
  • A complimentary Trekking to Nepal duffel bag is provided that you can keep yourself. You can leave the rest of your luggage in the locker facility available at the hotel in Kathmandu.
  • We suggest you pack your clothes in ziplock bags to protect them from rain and moisture. Ensure that you have a waterproof cover in your backpack that you use to carry essential items such as money, cameras, toiletries just to name a few.
  • A 4-season sleeping bag is available for renting with us on a returnable basis. 
  • Down jacket is a must to wear at all times above 4000m elevation. Down Jackets are available for renting with us on a returnable basis.

We advise you to pack the following items for Annapurna Circuit Trek 18 days.

Upper Body – Head / Ears / Eyes

  • Sun hat (We provide you a complimentary sunhat)
  • 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 (2)
  • 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
  • Gaiters (For monsoon and winter)

Other essential important items

  • Passport and extra passport photos (3 copies)
  • Airline tickets (Please make a copy and leave one at our office in KTM just in case if you need to change the date of yours)
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport
  • Water bottle/bladder
  • Water purification Iodine tablets
  • Toiletries (Include toilet paper, wet wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap)

Medicines and First Aid Kit

Please Note: Our guide will bring the first-aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring personal medical kit.

  • 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)

Optional

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

Terms and Conditions

Trekking to Nepal is owned and operated by Ace the Himalaya, a reputed trekking and tour company based in Kathmandu, Nepal.

These booking terms and conditions mentioned here establish a legally binding contract between Ace the Himalaya and you (Client) for our services. Please read our terms and conditions carefully prior to booking a trip with us.

Bookings (Nepal and India Trips)

You can process a booking via our website, our third-party websites or email us at info@trekkingtonepal.com.

Our trip prices are in USD. If you are booking the trip with us and making payment in your local currency, then the same day exchange rate set by Nepal’s Central Bank is applicable when converting your local currency into USD.

  • You should provide us a completed booking form, a copy of your passport along with a 30% deposit of the total trip cost.
  • THE 30% DEPOSIT IS NONREFUNDABLE.
  • For Nepal trips, the remaining amount can be paid in USD/Credit card on your arrival day or pre-trip meeting at our office or hotel.
  • While for an India trip, the remaining balance should be paid in USD by bank transfer or Credit card at least 20 days prior to the trip departure date.

Bookings (Bhutan and Tibet Trips)

  • You should provide us a completed booking form, a copy of your passport along with a 50% deposit of the total trip cost.
  • THE 50% DEPOSIT IS NONREFUNDABLE.
  • The remaining balance should be paid in USD/Credit card a minimum of 20 days before the trip departure date.

Last Minute Booking

  • For Nepal and India trips, we accept the last minute booking 10 days prior to the trip departure date, only if we have space available for the trip and full payment is then required.
  • For Bhutan and Tibet trips, we will accept your last minute booking 20 days prior to the tour departure date; full payment is then required.

Payment Method (Applicable for all trips)

You can pay via wire transfer or credit card payment.

Swift/ Wire Transfer in USD
Account number:  01901576560029
Bank Name: Himalayan Bank Limited
Bank Address: KSK Building Tridevi Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Bank P.O. Box: 20590
Phone: 00977-1-4227749, 450201
Fax: 00977-1-4222800
Telex No:  2789 HIBA NP
SWIFT:  HIMANPKA
Account Holder Name:  Ace the Himalaya Trekking Pvt Ltd

Swift/ Wire Transfer in NPR
Account number:  01901576560018
Bank Name: Himalayan Bank Limited
Bank Address: KSK Building Tridevi Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Bank P.O. Box: 20590
Phone: 00977-1-4227749, 450201
Fax: 00977-1-4222800
Telex No:  2789 HIBA NP
SWIFT:  HIMANPKA
Account Holder Name:  Ace the Himalaya Trekking Pvt Ltd

Note: We are not liable for the bank transaction fee and should be paid by the customer.

Credit Card Payment

We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express Card, and a 3.5% levy will be added as a card processing fee. We are not liable for those 3.5% bank transaction fee and is not affiliated with the total cost of the trip.

For secure and quick payment by credit card, you can fill up our direct payment form.

Cancellation and Refund Policy (Nepal and India Trips)

  • You should provide us a valid written notice via email a minimum of 20 days prior to the trip departure date. Cancellation is valid with approval only after receiving the notice.
  • Cancellation of the trip 20 days prior to the trip departure date, then 30% of the trip amount would be deducted from the advance paid and the remaining amount after the deduction would be refunded.
  • Cancellation of the trip made less than 20 days notice prior to the trip departure date, there will be a 100% charge applicable (no refund policy). If you cancel the trip and need to submit a claim to your insurance company, we can help with the supporting documentation such as a receipt for monies paid.

Cancellation and Refund Policy (Bhutan and Tibet Trips)

  • You should provide us a valid written notice via email a minimum of 30 days prior to the trip departure date. Cancellation is valid with approval only after receiving the notice.
  • Cancellation of the trip 30 days prior to the trip departure date, then 50% of the trip amount would be deducted from the advance paid and the remaining amount after the deduction would be refunded.
  • Cancellation of the trip made less than 30 days notice prior to the trip departure date, there will be a 100% charge applicable (no refund policy). If you cancel the trip and need to submit a claim to your insurance company, we can help with the supporting documentation such as a receipt for monies paid.

Reschedule the Trip (Nepal, India and Bhutan)

  • You should provide us with written notice including reasons that make you unable to travel via email 20 days prior to the trip departure date. If you are preponing the trip, you should notify us in writing 20 days prior to your new departure date.
  • A FEE OF USD 200 PER PERSON WILL BE CHARGED IF YOU POSTPONE OR PREPONE OR TRANSFER YOUR TRIP TO ANOTHER PERSON NO LESS THAN 20 DAYS PRIOR TO THE TRIP DEPARTURE DATE. THE CLIENT IS RESPONSIBLE TO FIND ANOTHER PERSON FOR TRANSFERRING HIS/HER TRIP.

Reschedule the Trip (Tibet)

  • You should provide us with written notice including reasons that make you unable to travel via email 30 days prior to the trip departure date. If you are preponing the trip, you should notify us in writing 30 days prior to your new departure date.
  • A FEE OF USD 200 PER PERSON WILL BE CHARGED IF YOU POSTPONE OR PREPONE OR TRANSFER YOUR TRIP TO ANOTHER PERSON NO LESS THAN 30 DAYS PRIOR TO THE TRIP DEPARTURE DATE. THE CLIENT IS RESPONSIBLE TO FIND ANOTHER PERSON FOR TRANSFERRING HIS/HER TRIP.

INCOMPLETE TRIP

IN CASE OF ANY FAILURE TO COMPLETE THE TRIP, FOR WHATEVER REASON, BY THE CLIENTS, WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY REFUNDS FOR ANY MEALS, ACCOMMODATION OR ANY SERVICES NOT USED DURING THE TRIP. FURTHER, IF YOU COMMIT ANY UNLAWFUL ACT DURING THE TRIP AND ARE COMPELLED TO LEAVE NEPAL, WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY REFUNDS.

Passport and Visas (Nepal and India)

  • A valid passport is needed with a minimum validity of 6 months from the return date.
  • A Nepalese visa can be obtained from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport. Nepalese visa costs are the sole responsibility of clients. For more details, please read this link about Nepalese Tourist Visa.
  • You can fill in the Nepalese Tourist Visa form online. Here is a link- Department of Immigration. The online form will be valid for 15 days, which means you must fill it in less than 15 days before your arrival date. You will receive a receipt by your email after filling in the form. You should print the receipt and keep it with you as you need to produce it before the immigration authority.
  • For Indian visas and cost, please contact the Indian embassy in your home/resident country. There is no on arrival visa facility for Indian visas.

Passport and Visas (Bhutan and Tibet)

  • A valid passport is needed with a minimum validity of 6 months from the return date.
  • As you are unable to obtain visas to Bhutan and Tibet directly, Bhutan as well as Tibet permit and visa will be organized by Ace the Himalaya. This cost is all included in the trip price.
  • To facilitate this, you need to send a clear, color scanned copy of your passport to us via email at the time of booking.

RISK AND LIABILITIES

ALL OUR NEPAL, INDIA, BHUTAN AND TIBET TOURS ARE CONDUCTED BY FOLLOWING THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE TOURISM BOARD OF THE RESPECTIVE COUNTRY. ACE THE HIMALAYA WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR CHANGES IN ITINERARIES DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THAT ARE BEYOND OUR CONTROL. FOR INSTANCE: LAST MINUTE CHANGE IN GOVERNMENT RULES, LOCAL POLITICS, GOVERNMENT RESTRICTION, BAD WEATHER, ILL HEALTH CONDITION OF TREKKERS, DEATH, ROAD BLOCKAGE, FLIGHT DELAY/CANCELLATION, NATURAL DISASTERS (EARTHQUAKE, LANDSLIDE, FLOOD, SNOWFALL, AVALANCHE, ETC) AND ANY OTHER THINGS BEYOND OUR CONTROL. ANY ADDITIONAL EXPENSES NECESSITATED BY SUCH AN EVENT WILL BE BORNE BY THE CLIENT/S. FURTHER, WE RECOMMEND YOU TO HAVE TRAVEL INSURANCE WHILE TRAVELING IN NEPAL.

Travel Insurance

Having Travel Insurance is compulsory for all clients while traveling with us. The travel insurance must cover weather delays, personal injury, death, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue, air ambulance, trip cancellations, natural disasters, theft of baggage, loss of gear and equipment etc.

Domestic flight delay/Cancellation

Generally, due to bad weather conditions and poor visibility, flight delays or cancellation are likely to happen in mountain countries/regions. In such a case, we are not liable for any extra expenses or inconveniences. Since the weather of the mountain region is quite unpredictable, we suggest you arrange a minimum of 1 or 2 extra days (especially Everest region treks) so that you won’t miss your International flight. Further, we suggest you bring some extra cash to prepare for unforeseen circumstances.

Changes to your trip and price due to natural disasters, flight delay etc.

In the event of cancellations/changes of the trip due to any unforeseen circumstances like natural disasters, flight delay etc., we will arrange another trip for you of the same price value. Also, you are free to reschedule the trip. While rescheduling the trip of either the same price value or higher value, you need to pay the amount of used services from your previously booked trip. Similarly, if the price increases for the rescheduled departure, you will pay the difference between new prices and old prices.

Most of our trip packages are based on twin-sharing accommodation. Furthermore, a single-room supplement charge will be imposed on the clients who don’t have another tour participant to share accommodation with.

Likewise, we reserve the right to revise pricing rates posted in our marketing material under any circumstances or on the pressure of various external factors like changes in exchange rate, government action, etc. which are far from our control.

Health and Fitness

You should be physically and mentally fit when trekking in high altitude regions. Therefore, we suggest you undergo a medical examination with a general practitioner (GP) regarding your health and fitness before traveling with us. If you have any preexisting medical conditions or disabilities, please notify us at the time of booking.

Children

A legal guardian/parent must accompany the participant below the age of sixteen.

Privacy

Ace the Himalaya is concerned to protect the privacy and confidentiality of your personal information. No private or personal information that you provided to us when booking will be disclosed for any other purposes.

PUBLICITY

YOU AGREE THAT ACE THE HIMALAYA MAY USE IMAGES OF YOU TAKEN DURING THE TRIP WITHOUT RECOURSE TO YOU AND WITHOUT COMPENSATION TO YOU, FOR PUBLICITY AND PROMOTION PURPOSES THROUGH WHATEVER MEDIUM IT CHOOSES.

Complaints

Should you have a complaint about the trip, make it known to our staff at the earliest opportunity, so that s/he may take appropriate actions to resolve it. Your satisfaction is our top-notch priority.

Acceptance of Terms

These terms and conditions are valid only if you book the trip with us directly. If you book our trip through a third party or any agents, you are liable to their terms and conditions as well as our terms and conditions.

Applicable Law and Choice of Forum

Ace the Himalaya main office is located in Kathmandu, Nepal. These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of Nepal. Any dispute arising out of these terms and conditions shall be resolved exclusively by the District Court, Appellate Court, and Supreme Court located in Kathmandu, Nepal. There is no case in a foreign country, and the parties agree that the court of Nepal is the appropriate forum for any claim or proceeding commenced in relation to these terms and conditions.

Trip Notes

  • A single supplementary room can be arranged in Kathmandu and Pokhara for USD 150 per person during the trip. However, the accommodation conveniences cannot be upgraded in Annapurna region, and will remain basic that includes twin sharing room or dormitory style room occasionally during the trek.
  • A 4 star hotel room can be arranged in Kathmandu and Pokhara upon payment of extra USD 350 per person during the entire trip.
  • A 5 star hotel room can be made available in Kathmandu and Pokhara for an extra payment of USD 450 per person during the entire trip.

What makes this trip different ?

Trekking to Nepal is an online booking platform of Ace the Himalaya. Ace the Himalaya works closely with and is one of the main supporters of non-profit organization Sambhav Nepal.

Ace the Himalaya covers the administration cost of Sambhav Nepal as the staff working at Ace also help in admin work of Shambav Nepal. For instance: making proposals, collecting information for the related projects, visiting the project sites, coordinating the local governments/authorities etc. That’s why, Sambhav Nepal doesn't have their admin cost in the project it runs.

Furthermore, Sambhav Nepal  provides support to people with needs such as education and health in villages of Gorkha through the children sponsorship program. We sponsor children for school which are conducted successfully in full collaboration with Ace the Himalaya and its sister organizations, Ace Holidays and Ace Xpeditions.

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Travellers Review

Felipe Arcila G.
Felipe Arcila G.

| December, 2019

We went trekking for a few days to the Annapurna Circuit Trek and visited Chitwan National Park. The experience was incredible. The travel agency is very organized and they provide you with all the means for you to have a truly remarkable trip.

Our guide, Kishore Neupane, made us feel at home. He knows a lot about everything and he is very hospitable. He is the best guide you can have in Nepal!

We were also accompanied by a supporting guide, named Rabbi. He is super nice and he is all the time willing to help.

We had an amazing time! I truly recommend “Ace the Himalaya” if you are visiting Nepal.

James
James

| January, 2020

Had a wonderful time making this trek in this beautiful country. Dipesh, our guide seemed very relaxed as he worked behind the scenes to meet all the needs of our group. When members of our group were to take a flight back to Kathmandu he stayed with them as the rest took the bus with our porters and assistant guide. And then the flight was abruptly cancelled he arranged alternative transportation.

Our porters Omesh,Kismut and Sumet were always friendly and hardworking. They were a pleasure from beginning to end. I look forward to future trips with Ace the Himalayas. In fact we are planning a more challenging trip for 2021.

Alex Y
Alex Y

| January, 2020

This review is for the 23-day Annapurna Circuit trek provided by Ace the Himalayas that I started mid-January 2020. The company did a great job modifying the itinerary to match my schedule as I preferred to only do the trek and Pokhara sightseeing in 20 days (removing the Kathmandu sightseeing at the beginning 3 days of the trip).

Due to unforeseen circumstances, there was a bad storm in the region prior to the trip that caused avalanches and the deaths of some trekkers and guides over the AC. Since information was sparse regarding the condition of the trail, we made our way there with the intention of trying as long as it was passable. On our second day, the guide, Dipak, conversed with some locals during our lunch and found out that the path was closed due to snow beyond the village we were supposed to reach on our 4th day.

We made an executive decision to turn around and Dipak came up with an alternative itinerary in which we would head straight to Pokhara and make our way up to Muktinath on the backside of the trek. The way up to Muktinath he knew was clear due to the amount of traffic heading up there. Without Dipak’s help, we would’ve made it up the trek normally only to be turned around and therefore wasting precious time that would not have allowed us to reach Muktinath.

Dhan, our porter, was wonderful throughout the entire trek. He made sure to grab my orders for all of our meals and made sure I was the first to eat every time. I greatly appreciated his service throughout the trek.

Overall I was satisfied with the service on the trek. Trekking in winter will always carry some risk of inclement weather but Dipak and Dhan were able to help make the most of the situation we had. Also if you have the time, I would recommend the AC as it’s quite the trek wandering through that conversation area. The altitude can be quite difficult if you’ve never had experience with it but Ace the Himalayas itinerary allows for ample time to acclimate, which is really all you need to manage.

Christine E
Christine E

| January, 1970

This was my first trip to Nepal and first time trekking in the Himalayas, and Ace the Himalaya made it the best trip!  From the booking, to the trekking and traveling, Ace was there at every step with information and easy communication. I would highly recommend Ace if you’re heading to Nepal!

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