Foods on 12 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek
We provide 3 meals a day including breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek. The food on the trek is very convenient and has a pretty wide selection of food items at every tea house, the cost for the foods and accommodations are almost the same that has been formed by the local community, some available foods are named below,
Common Breakfast During the trek: The Bread items like Tibetan Breads (a fried bread), Chapati (dry thin bread) with Cheese or Jam, butter, Porridge Oatmeal, French toast with jam, honey, and peanut butter, soups, Corn Flakes, Hashed brown, fried rice, Scrambles and boiled eggs, American breakfast, pancakes, hot milk with porridge and oat, Muesli, and hot drinks like coffee, tea and juices are available for your breakfast option in the mountain.
Common Lunch during the trek: Thukpa (Noodles) soups- a different variety, Thali or Dhal Bhat (Nepalese traditional food), Momos ( dumplings), Tibetan bread, chapati bread, Macaroni, Fried rice, Pizza, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a variety of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, rice with curry, spring rolls, burgers, and yak steak with plenty of desserts items.
Common Dinner during the trek: For the dinner, we can choose different items of Momos (dumplings), also, Thukpa (noodle) soups, Dahl and Bhat (recommended), Tibetan bread or any other pieces of bread as per your preferences, Macaroni, Pizza, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, rice with curry, Raman soups, burgers and so on.
Most of the tea houses' menus offer decent desserts like rice pudding, spring rolls, Apple pie, fruit snicker or mars bar, popcorn, cake, and pastries, etc.
Hot Drink options - Hot drinks like Tea coffee are recommended at the cold temperature, milk, black, ginger, mint, lemon, ginger, green alongside coffee items are available everywhere.
Drinking-Water on 12 Days Annapurna ROUND tRIP
As we all know, how important water is for human life, especially if we are hiking in the Himalayas. We need to stay hydrated. We recommend carrying at least 2 liters of water (Bottle-Nalgene) bottles for the Annapurna circuit trek. You can get the water everywhere along the way. To buy a bottle of water costs anywhere between 1-3 USD per liter in the Annapurna region or another option, you can also find the normal water from taps or tea houses to refill with no cost but you need to purify it. For this, we recommend you carry some water purification tablets or electric straw-light.
Accommodations on 12 Days Annapurna Round Trip
Alpine Ramble will provide all the accommodations during the trek, we will accommodate you at the best available trekking lodges or tea houses throughout the trek. Remember, the accommodation on the mountain is simple in tea houses or Trekking Lodges. It comes usually in double occupancy with access to wooden beds, blankets, mattresses, pillows, and attached bathrooms (not everywhere). A single supplement will be provided for solo female travel or any other individual traveler at request.
Best Time for 12 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek
Normally, the best season and peak time to trek the Annapurna Circuit is in the spring and the autumn (fall), the temperatures are reasonably stable that one can adjust with these temperatures even in high altitude areas. These two seasons are the best time of the year where you can enjoy the crystal clear views every day and there is almost no risk of any sort of circumstances like an avalanche, or landslide along the way. If you are considering winter it is still possible where you will get fewer trekkers but make sure to be extra prepared with more warm clothing gear. In the monsoon season, you need to expect rain and clouds in the sky, but views can still be seen in the evening and morning time.
Safety and Satisfactions
SAFETY IS OUR TOP PRIORITY- NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE SAFETY AND HEALTH OF OUR CLIENTS AND EMPLOYEES.
For your safety, security and satisfaction are guaranteed with us. During our guided 12 Days Annapurna Circuit trek, you will be accompanied by one of our highly experienced and knowledgeable guides who'd be accompanied by the group from the moment you land to the end of the journey in Nepal. Our guides are fully insured and have been well trained by the government of Nepal, we work with certified guides. However, our leaders or guides will be carrying all the essential equipment with a first aid kit for safety reasons during the trek; Somehow, we also suggest taking some of your own medical kits if you have the ones. Just in case, if any one of our group members has any trouble with mountain sickness or any unforeseen circumstances during the trek in the mountain then we will always be standing by to send a rescue helicopter to bring our clients back. In this case, we may ask your travel insurance to claim the funds for your rescue, so make sure you have reliable travel insurance covering medical evacuation and an emergency rescue helicopter up to 600 m.
Passport and Visa
You can get an- On Arrival Visa at Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu, Nepal upon arrival. The visa fee for a three-month tourist- visa is 40 USD; it's playable at the airport. Please note that your holding passport should be validated at least six months from the date of your arrival. Meanwhile, travelers of Indian and Chinese nationalities are not required to pay this fee since the country declared a free visa for these 2 countries!
Extra personal expenses on trekking
During the trek, all your foods are included in the package (Lunch, Breakfast, and Dinner with hot drinks), the foods will be served as per the package program and besides that, any personal and Barbier bills would be extra. We would recommend you carry some cash just in case for the water and any other personal extra expenses.
For safety reasons, Travel insurance is mandatory for the Annapurna Circuit trek. Getting travel insurance, especially while traveling in the mountain areas, is like a security part of life which we can rely on and enjoy our trip without any worries. we recommend getting good compressive travel insurance that covers things like emergency helicopter rescue, medical evacuation expenses. It will be an assisted protection tour to cover personal injury, injury, repatriation expenses, and any kind of illness will be covered. Having good travel insurance will not only guarantee you peace of mind while you travel with us but also provide you with complete coverage for anything that may go wrong.
The trekking equipment is one of the crucial parts of the journey. However, we do provide some trekking gear such as a warm down jacket and sleeping back for the trek. Rest, you need to manage them by yourself, the following list is a guideline of the essential trekking gear. All the trekking gears can be brought in Kathamndu if you can not find them in your hometown,
- A few pairs of Thermal tops
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Windcheater - waterproof shell jacket one pair
- Down jacket -( It will be provided by the company if you do not have your own)
- Comfortable Fleece or wool trousers
- Trekking pants- at least 2 pairs
- Mittens or woolen gloves
- Warm Hiking socks
- Trekking sue with spare laces
- Pair of flip flop
- Underwears & Swimming costume
- Hiking Cotton trousers/t-shirts
- Sun hat or scarf
- Sleeping bag -( It will be provided by the company if you do not have your own)
- Trekking poles (Not 100%)
- Day bag above 40 L
- 1 set- Headlamp
- Small lock for the day backpack
- Reusable water bottles- 2 letters
- Water purification tablets or electric light
- Wash towel
- Toiletries (wet tissue, quick-drying towel, toilet paper, moisturizers, lip balms, sunscreens, sanitary pads, hand sanitizer, nail clipper, small mirror, toothpaste & brush, etc)
- Rain poncho
- Basic personal first aid kit
We believe in the local community and respect their culture and rules, so we would like you to follow some of the local terms and conditions respectfully during the trek in the mountain.
- Please always ask your guides for permission before doing something in the local community.
- please support the keep environment clean, wherever you would travel and dispose of rubbish
- Please help the local community to encourage the positive sides of tourism as long as possible.
Transportations on Trek
Alpine Ramble provides all the necessary transportation for your trip including free arrival and departure transportation services. On your arrival, you will be warmly welcomed by our airport representative by traditional flower then you will be reassigned to the respective Hotel. Similarly, we will also provide private vehicles for the city tour like Kathmandu valley sightseeing, Nagarkot Sunrise view tour, or any others in Nepal on request.
Booking and payment process
Alpine Ramble Treks (P) Ltd. is a government-authorized and registered trekking and adventure operator based in Nepal. The company registered number is 178805/074/075. We are also associated with various local and international tourism associations, therefore, any adventure interested persons are heartily welcomed to be booked and be part of our family now, we treat you as family members while traveling with us. We called the mountain family, home away from home with us.
To process a trip booking with us, you're required to deposit 20 % of the full trip cost in advance to the prior of time to make sure all the reservations such as Hotels, guides, trekking permits, transportation, etc. the remaining of the payment can be easily made to us on your arrival by credit cards or in cash - cash would be much appreciated. At the same time, we would also like to request you to send all the required documents such as passport, travel insurance copies, and flight details at the time of booking.
We accept any last-minute booking from our valuable customers. To process the last-minute booking please click HERE. Moreover, full payment is required for the last-minute booking. But, Last minute booking may not be acceptable for Bhutan and Tibet trips.
We look forward to experiencing this trip with you in the land of the mighty mountains, and the place of Lord Gautama Buddha