12 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek

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  • 12 Days
Price per personUS$555
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2 - 2 US$ 755
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6 - 10 US$ 655
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  • Trip Duration12 Days
  • Difficulty LevelStrenuous
  • Best SeasonMarch-May, Sep- Nov
  • Max Altitude5416 m

Overview

“Have you ever dreamed of setting foot amongst the colossal, snowcapped peaks of the Annapurnas? Alpine Ramble Treks can take you there! Our hike through the western Himalayas will introduce you to a region of astonishing diversity and beauty, ranging from steamy subtropical forest to the very edge of the Tibetan Plateau itself, where the White Mountains reach as far as the eye can see.”

Majestic Annapurna Round Trek -12 Days Summary 2022-23

The Annapurna Circuit Trek has been widely hailed as one of the best treks in the world, easily measuring up against perennial favorites like the Everest Base Camp Trek or Langtang Valley Trek. But what makes it so special? For our money, it’s the sheer variety of sights, sounds, and experiences that you’ll get to enjoy on this itinerary.

You’ll get a firsthand glimpse of Nepal’s remarkable cultural diversity as you pass through both Hindu and Buddhist villages. You’ll hike across multiple distinct climate zones, from the lush greenery of the Annapurna Conservation Area to the rarefied air of the high-altitude mountains themselves.

And you’ll even come across some unexpected geological attractions, like natural hot springs and the dramatic Kali Gandaki Gorge—which may be one of the deepest of its kind in the entire world.

 

Of course, you can’t embark upon the Annapurna Circuit Hike without anticipating the chance to soak up breathtaking views of some of the Himalayas’ highest peaks. And we’re happy to report that the Annapurnas never disappoint!

From the iconic fishtail-shaped Machapuchare (6,993 meters) to the soaring heights of Dhaulagiri (8,167 meters) and Manaslu (8,163 meters), the scenery here is sure to keep your camera clicking until your batteries run out.

The mountains culminate in the colossal Annapurna massif itself, which consists of six summits higher than 7,000 meters. The greatest of them all is Annapurna I, which sits at 8,091 meters and holds the title of the 10th highest mountain in the world. With views like these, it’s no wonder that the Annapurna circuit Hike has enjoyed a stellar reputation since it was first opened to travelers in the late 1970s.

But with so much to see on the Annapurna Circuit Trip, you may wonder if 12 days will afford you enough time to enjoy everything there is to do in this part of Nepal.

However, you can rest assured that Alpine Ramble Treks has carefully developed our 12-Day Annapurna Circuit trekking itinerary in order to maximize your time in the mountains and ensure that you have the opportunity to experience the splendor of the Annapurnas to their fullest extent.

And if you’d like to spend more time in the mountains, we also offer a 14-day itinerary and 17-day itinerary, which includes an excursion to the heavenly Tilicho Lake.

Conversely, you can also consider our Short Annapurna Trek itinerary to see the highlights of this region in just four days. Alpine Ramble Treks is eager to help you start planning the trip that best matches your needs—contacts us today to get started! We can always be reached via WhatsApp at +977 9851175531.

The best to for Annapurna circuit trekking 

Trekking Seasons in Nepal are largely dictated by the summer monsoon, and our 12-day Annapurna round Trek is no exception. The monsoon typically lasts from June to August, and most visitors consequently choose to hike during the spring months of February to May or the autumn months of September to November.

These are the best times of year to enjoy the perfect combination of comfortable temperatures and clear mountain views. But you can hike in the Annapurnas at any time of year, and the snow-laden trails of winter are just as mysterious and evocative as the mist-shrouded hillsides of summer.

Whenever you choose to travel, rest assured that Alpine Ramble Treks will put together a trekking adventure that will surpass even your highest expectations.

Annapurna Circuit Trip 12-Day Difficulty

Our 12-day Annapurna Circuit program is one of the most popular and enduring hikes in the Himalayas. Most travelers in good health and reasonable physical fitness will be able to complete this itinerary without issue, and no previous trekking experience is required.

However, this trek does reach altitudes higher than 4,000 meters, and it’s important to drink lots of water and get plenty of rest in order to let your body adjust naturally to the increased elevation. As always, your guide will look after your progress and ensure that you enjoy a safe and rewarding trek to the heart of the Annapurnas.

If this itinerary isn’t quite what you’re looking for, Alpine Ramble Treks is proud to offer a host of alternate treks for you to consider. Travelers with extra time to spare will find our 17-day Annapurna Circuit Hike especially rewarding, as it includes a visit to the secret Nar and Phu Valleys, which have only recently been opened to travelers.

If you’re looking for a shorter trip in this region, you’ll want to check out our Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek or five-day Ghorepani Poon Hill trek.

Annapurna Circuit Trek - 12 Days Highlights 

  • Cross Thorong La, one of the highest mountain passes in the world
  • Gaze into the depths of the world’s deepest canyon: the Kali Gandaki Gorge
  • Visit the beautiful Tibetan-influenced villages of Manang and Kagbeni
  • Pay your respects at the sacred Hindu and Buddhist shrines of Muktinath
  • Relax in Tatopani’s heavenly natural hot springs at the end of your trial

 

Additional Benefits of this trek with ART

  • Free Day tour in Kathamndu valley with an ART tour guide.
  • Free transfers to and from Tribhuvan International Airport upon arrival and departure by private vehicle by the friendly crew.
  • Complimentary use of any necessary trekking equipment, such as sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, walkie-talkies, and an oximeter to monitor your oxygen and pulse.
  • The free access to store the bags/suitcases either in Kathmandu.
  • Water-purification tablets for trekking 
  • Supportive medical kit with High altitude sickness tablets. 
  • Fun souvenirs of your Himalayan adventure: a trekking route map, a t-shirt emblazoned with the Alpine Ramble Treks logo, and a hat!

 

Itinerary

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After arriving in Kathmandu, you’ll find a friendly representative from Alpine Ramble Treks waiting to welcome you to the vibrant city of Kathmandu. We’ll get you checked into your hotel, where you can spend the remainder of the day enjoying some hard-earned rest. You’ll also have the chance to meet your trekking guide and learn more about the adventure ahead of you. 

  • Maximum Elevation: 1,350m/4,429ft

Our adventure begins in Kathmandu, Nepal’s buzzing capital city. From here, we’ll travel by road to reach the town of Besi Shahar, which lies about five or six hours to the northwest. This is an exciting drive that will allow you to enjoy the hustle and bustle of urban Nepal, the verdant greenery of lowland jungle roads, and the winding mountain passes that become more prevalent as we approach our destination. Upon arriving in Besi Shahar, we’ll get checked in at our hotel before enjoying the rest of the afternoon at our leisure. You can spend some time checking out the local cafes and restaurants, taking a stroll through town, or simply enjoying the divine mountain views from the Marsyangdi river.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Driving Time: 5-6 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Maximum Elevation:760 m/2,490 ft

Today we’ll venture further into the western Himalayas in an even more adventurous style! We’ll board a four-wheel-drive Jeep to make the drive to Chame. Our trip should take approximately four or five hours, and we’ll travel through many charming villages populated by people of Gurung and Magar ethnicities along the way. Before we arrive, we’ll make sure to stop for a photo opportunity at a striking waterfall cascading down the cliff face by the road. When we arrive in Chame, we’ll check-in at a comfortable local lodge with plenty of time for a proper look around town. The mountains of the Annapurna region loom close here in Chame. In fact, you’ll even get to appreciate unobstructed views of Lamjung Himal: a little-known but unequivocally spectacular mountain that rises to the lofty height of 6,983 meters.

  • Accommodation: Trekking Lodge /Tea House
  • Driving Time: 5-6 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Maximum Elevation: 2,710m/8,892ft

Today is our first day of real hiking on the Annapurna Circuit Trek. Our trail begins just outside of Chame, passing along the left side of the valley through a landscape characterized by green forests and apple orchards. We’ll cross a suspension bridge and make a steep ascent to reach a beautiful little village called Dhukur Pokhari, where we’ll stop to enjoy a packed lunch. When we’re ready to get moving again, we’ll pick up the path just past the village to continue onwards to Pisang. You can count on getting great views of Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, and Pisang Peak during this stretch of the trail. When we arrive at Pisang itself, you’ll see that the town is actually divided into Upper and Lower Pisang, separated by the Marsyangdi river. Make sure to explore both parts of town to appreciate the superlative mountain views and colorful local atmosphere. We’ll choose the best available trekking lodge or teahouse for tonight’s accommodations.

  • Accommodation: Trekking Lodge /Tea House
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Maximum Elevation: 3,300m/10,827ft

Our next day on the Annapurna Circuit Trek kicks off with a hike along a valley blanketed in sweet-smelling pines. We’ll stop at the village of Braga, best known for its fascinating hilltop monastery dating back approximately 900 years. If it’s open, make sure to take a look inside—there are some beautiful statues in the gompa’s dark interior, and the views from its roof are simply sublime. Moving on, we’ll ascend through more pine forest and cross several suspension bridges, with the rushing Marsyangdi river far beneath our feet. Our goal today is the village of Manang, where we’ll spend the next two nights for acclimatization purposes. After getting checked in at our teahouse, make sure to visit one of the local bakeries while you gaze upon the vast monoliths of the Annapurnas and Gangapurna.

  • Accommodation: Trekking Lodge /Tea House
  • Hiking time: 4-5 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Maximum Elevation: 3,519m/11,546ft

Spending another day here in Manang will allow our bodies the time they need to acclimate to the high altitude before we plunge further into the heart of the Annapurnas. This is a great place to explore: the town is packed with scenic viewpoints and timeless monasteries—and there’s even a cultural museum! If you find yourself getting restless, we can also embark on one of several available day hikes leading to fantastic glacial lakes set against a backdrop of skyscraping Himalayan summits, including Gangapurna and Tilicho Peak. Later tonight, we’ll return to our lodge for a filling meal and a good night’s sleep. Tomorrow, our adventure on the Annapurna Circuit Trek continues.

  • Accommodation: Trekking Lodge /Tea House
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Maximum Elevation: 3,519m/11,546ft

Today’s hike begins with a serious ascent. We’ll take our time, climbing past the village of Tengi and sharing the trail with lots of locals transporting horses and yaks. We’ll reach the village of Gunsang just in time for an early lunch; this isn’t a very busy town, but it’s a nice place to stop and enjoy the marvelous views of Annapurna II and Annapurna IV. Then it’s onward through little stands of juniper and across a few suspension bridges. We’ll continue to ascend as we approach Yak Kharka, but the grade is much gentler at this point. You may notice that our trek today was relatively short; this is because we are steadily increasing our elevation and need to ascend gradually in order to avoid altitude sickness. So we’ll stop in Yak Kharka with plenty of time this afternoon to relax before spending the night in one of the town’s comfortable guesthouses.

  • Accommodation: Trekking Lodge /Tea House
  • Hiking time: 4 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Maximum Elevation: 4,110m/13,485ft

Our morning begins with a slow climb across expansive alpine pastures teeming with roaming horses, where the shadows of high-flying Himalayan griffons glide across the ground. Soon we’ll approach a dramatic suspension bridge leading to the opposite side of the valley—although a smaller wooden bridge is also available for the faint of heart. However we decide to cross, we’ll soon find ourselves carefully navigating a rock-strewn slope on the way to Thorong Phedi. There are a couple of lodges here, as well as a handful of bakeries. We’ll get settled at our accommodations and then spend the rest of the evening resting in order to prepare ourselves for tomorrow’s ascent over the pass of Thorong La.

  • Accommodation: Trekking Lodge /Tea House
  • Hiking time: 4-5 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Maximum Elevation: 4,600m/15,093ft

Are you ready for the most exciting day on the Annapurna Circuit Trek? This morning, we’ll be making our way up and over Thorong La. This is a thrilling high-altitude mountain pass situated at 5,416 meters in elevation. The views from the pass are sublime, especially with the spectacle of brilliant prayer flags snapping in the wind and contrasting with the windblown snow. In fact, heavy snows can occur here at any time of year; your guide from Alpine Ramble Treks will carefully assess the condition of the pass to make sure that it’s safe to cross. Our steep descent from Thorong La is no less dramatic, and we’ll take it slow in order to avoid slips and falls. Before long, we’ll enter the spectacular Kali Gandaki Gorge. By some metrics, this is the deepest gorge in the world, and it funnels water all the way from the Tibetan Plateau to the Ganges river. We’ll enjoy this fabulous scenery all along the path as we reach Muktinath at last. This town is an important site for religious pilgrims, and there are a number of temples and shrines to explore. We’ll spend the night in one of Muktinath’s teahouses to recover from our long day on the trail.

  • Accommodation: Trekking Lodge /Tea House
  • Hiking Time: 7-8 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Maximum Elevation: 5,416m/17,770ft

We have another long day of hiking ahead of us today, but the terrain won’t be quite as difficult as it was yesterday. We’ll begin by descending through the Jhong Valley. This region is characterized by a particularly ancient kind of Buddhism; keep your eyes peeled for a number of historic stone cairns. The village of Kagbeni marks the halfway point of today’s trail, and we’ll stop here to unpack our lunches amongst the narrow streets and stone-built homes of this remarkably photogenic town at the edge of Nepal’s restricted Mustang region. After lunch, we’ll continue through the valley to a part of the trail where the wind blows with surprising force—be sure to hold onto your hat! We’ll arrive at Jomsom after hiking for about three hours from Kagbeni, and from Jomsom, we take a local sharing jeep/ bus to Tatopani (Hot spring)!

Did you ever expect to luxuriate in a natural hot spring while hiking in the snowy Himalayan mountains? The springs at Tatopani are one of the Annapurna Circuit Trek’s most unusual and charming features. To get there, we’ll take a local bus from Jomsom, which should take about five or six hours. This trip is a great chance to chat with locals as the lush forest landscapes of rural Nepal pass by your window. When we arrive, we’ll check-in at our teahouse before heading down to the springs just below the village. Spend as much time as you’d like soothing your tired muscles in the hot water before heading back up to town for a sumptuous meal and a good night’s rest.

  • Accommodation: Trekking Lodge /Tea House
  • Driving Time: 7-8 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Maximum Elevation: 1,200m/3,937ft

We can afford to sleep in today, waking gradually to the gentle sound of birdsong—our hike on the Annapurna Circuit Trek is almost over, and all that’s left is for us to make our return to the city. Our destination for today is Pokhara, which will take us approximately five or six hours to reach by road. Pokhara is the adventure and travel hub of the Annapurnas, most famous for the sparkling waters of Phewa Lake. The city also enjoys superb views of Manaslu, Machapuchare, and the Annapurnas—so you don’t have to say goodbye to the mountains just yet. When we arrive in Pokhara, you’ll have plenty of time to explore the town at your leisure. We can arrange for some serious thrills, such as paragliding or bungee jumping—or you can opt for a massage and a drink to pass the evening in luxury and comfort. However, if you choose to spend the day, make sure to enjoy the sights and sounds of Pokhara before returning to our hotel in the city.

  • Accommodation: Hotel Panorama View
  • Driving Time: 5-6 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Maximum Elevation: 827m/2,713ft

After savoring an early breakfast at our hotel, we’ll board a comfortable tourist bus to make the day-long journey back to Nepal’s capital city. Our journey follows the Prithvi highway, named after the country’s first king. This trip will afford you a unique glimpse of Nepal’s countryside, including rushing rivers, terraced fields, and rural landscapes of surpassing beauty. You’ll also get to rub shoulders with locals and other travelers—and now that you’ve completed the Annapurna Circuit Trek, you’ll have a story or two of your own to share. Of course, we can also arrange for a domestic flight back to Kathmandu if you prefer to travel by air. Either way, we’ll find ourselves back in Kathmandu this evening. We’ll enjoy a final farewell dinner and show at one of the capital’s best restaurants. When it’s time to say goodbye, we hope you’ve had a fantastic time here in Nepal. The only question is: which trek will you do next?

Please note: The trekking times indicated above are approximate and are best used as general guidelines. During the Annapurna Circuit Trek, you’ll be able to travel freely at your own pace.

  • Driving Time: 6-7 hrs approx
  • Maximum Elevation: 1,350m/4,429ft

Trip map

12 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek map

Trip inclusion

  • Free airport  transfer on arrival and departures  by private vehicles
  • Meals on a full-board basis (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner/ the main course) during the trek in the mountain.
  • Alpine Ramble’s experienced, government-licensed, English-speaking trekking guide.
  • All salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance for the guide.
  • All necessary papers including Annapurna conservation permit and TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) 
  • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, and down jacket on request (optional)
  • Trekking lodges (Tea House) throughout the trek
  • Assistant guide for group 6 or above
  • Transportation from Kathmandu – Besishar- Chame, and Jonson - Tatopani - Pokhara  - Kathmandu by local sharing bus / Jeep 
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bar, crackers, cookies, etc.
  • Seasonal fresh fruits are desert every evening after dinner.
  • Appreciation of certificate after the successful trek.
  • Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance
  • Alpine Ramble’s complimentary free T-shirt or route map and a duffel bag (if required)
  • Oximeter to measure your oxygen and Pulse level during the trek in the mountain, it’s very useful for all the trekkers to be aware of the high altitude sickness.
  • Compressive first aid box (Guide will carry it throughout the trek).
  • Emergency rescue operation assistance in arranging in case of complex health conditions (funded by your Travel Insurance)
  • All government, Local taxes, and official Expenses
  • 10% OF ALL PROCEEDS GOES TO SUPPORT OUR SOCIAL IMPACTS INITIATIVE

 

  • Nepal entry visa fees (You can obtain a visa quickly upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
  • Extra accommodations and meals before and after the Anapurna base camp trek
  • International airfare 
  • Personal expenses such as shopping, hot shower, hot and cold drinks, alcohol, snacks, water, Wi-Fi, battery re-charge, heater charge, fee
  • Travel insurance - make sure to cover an emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuations from the high altitude up to 600 m 
  • Personal clothing or gears 
  • Additional cost, the itinerary modifications or delay caused by out of management control due to the weather condition, illness, change of government policies, strikes, physical condition, etc.
  • Tip or Gratitudes to the guides, staff and driver (Recommended by local culture )
  • And any other expenses that are not mentioned in the Price "inclusive section" of this program

Dates & Price

All set dates are guaranteed departures. If the following dates are not suitable for your travel plans then contact us for your custom trip dates. The private trips are available on any date of your selection at any time of the year.

Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice 
27 Sep, 202208 Oct, 2022AvailableUS$555
29 Sep, 202210 Oct, 2022AvailableUS$555
29 Sep, 202210 Oct, 2022AvailableUS$555

Trip Info

 

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 as 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 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, pastries, etc.

 

Hot Drink options - Hot drinks like Tea and coffee are recommended at the cold temperature, milk, black, ginger, mint, lemon, ginger, and green alongside coffee items are available everywhere.

 

Drinking-Water

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 an 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 Trip

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 and one can adjust to these temperatures even in high-altitude areas. These two seasons are the best time of the year when 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 that 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.

Your safety, security, and satisfaction are guaranteed by 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 in 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.

 

Travel Insurance

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, and 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.

 

Packing list

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 to 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
  • Underwear & Swimming costume
  • Hiking Cotton trousers/t-shirts
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sunglasses
  • 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

 

Responsible tourism

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 with the traditional flowers 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 time to make sure all the reservations such as Hotels, guides, trekking permits, transportation, etc. the remaining 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.

 

Last-minute 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

FAQs

Yes, travel insurance is mandatory for trekking to the Everest region. -your travel insurance must cover medical and emergency repatriation inclusive of helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitude for individual trekking members, please kindly provide us your insurance to us at the time of booking your trip or later - before your trip get started. Alpine Ramble will help and assist you to buy travel insurance for potential unforeseen events or altitude sickness during the trek.

  • Ascend Slowly
  • Avoid Alcohol, Cigarettes & Tobacco
  • Proper Acclimatization Rest and walk slowly
  • Drink plenty of water - at least 3 liters of a day
  • Eat Well and Plenty- mostly soups items like garlic, ginger, etc
  • Use the Diamox as per Doctor's instructors if AMS symptoms grew 

Yes, you could choose to own your departure dates according to your time and schedule if the published Departure dates are not suitable for your travel plans, we will help you to customize the trip Itinerary on your own time and preferences. 

Yes, The trekkers should have to have registered trekking permits of Annapurna Conservation area Permit and TIMS (Trekker's Management Systems) and they are all helped and provided by Alpine Ramble Trekks- it's all are included on our package program.

Of course, yes, you can!  This trekking tour can be done by anyone from 10 years young to 75 years old with a reasonably fit by physical and mental. However, this trekking tour will be guided by a highly experienced and knowledgeable guide who helps you to accomplish the trek with great help and support thoroughly.

Yes, Our Guide and Porters are all insured and they have trekking climbing insurances for trekking to any mountain in Nepal.

The Highest Point of our trek is 5416 meters (Throng La)  !

Yes, on upon arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, you’ll be received and welcomed by one of our Alpine Ramble crews and transfer to the respective hotel

Yes, almost every teahouse has Wifi offer with a little charge 

Yes, we will help you to exchange your current very easily 

The best season of the year for this trek is Autumn ( Spe- Dec) and Spring ( March-May) with the clear sky and great views- the temperatures are moderate, you can also do the trek in other months as well with less crowded. 

The travelers need to be paid 10% of the full trip cost in advance and remaining of the funds for trekking can be made on arrival in Kathmandu. For the booking of your trip please go through the section of "BOOK YOUR TRIP" and click there to make your reservation, it's instant booking confirmation. 

Yes, Three meals of a day including breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided during the trek in the mountain and foods you will be eating as per menu- offers a wide verity of meals including local and western continentals. 

  • Ascend Slowly
  • Avoid Alcohol, Cigarettes & Tobacco
  • Proper Acclimatization Rest and walk slowly
  • Drink plenty of water - at least 3 liters of a day
  • Eat Well and Plenty- mostly soups items like garlic, ginger, etc
  • Use the Diamox as per Doctor's instructors if AMS symptoms grew 

Yes, We have a safe and sound place to store where you can be easily stored your luggage at our Hotel or office. 

Reviews

  • Aidan Robern - January 01, 2022

    The greatest adventure of my life! We did the 12-day Annapurna Circuit trek as part of our honeymoon and it blew away our expectations. Our guide Lok, was first class in terms of his knowledge, experience and most importantly, enthusiasm on the trek. Our porter, Manchit, was phenomenal and the best on the trail…faster and stronger than all the younger porters. We would not have made it over Thorong La without them. Dil made coordination and planning a breeze and was a pleasure to work with.

    I would 100% recommend Alpine Ramble for your trek and please request Lok as your guide…he really is the best!

  • Thomas L - September 22, 2021

    Alpine Ramble made this trip spectacular from the moment we we’re collected from the airport until the moment we we’re dropped off again. Every day was planned out really well and meant my partner and I never had to worry about everything except taking in the sites. Prashant and siree we’re an excellent crew. Giving us space when we needed it and being there to help at any time. We are already looking forward to our next trip with these guys and would highly recommend to anyone thinking about trekking in Nepal.

  • Nage - December 01, 2019

    They have a fantastic [email protected] alpine ramble. I traveled with a group of friends from U.K. The entire trek route was very well coordinated and organised. Dil Gurung, Dilman, Aayush, Samsher, Namsher and Bahadoor are a fantastic team put together to give us the best experience in Nepal.

     

  • Karthik vadak - November 19, 2019

    A very good team who supported us for all our needs during this trek. They went above and beyond in keeping us comfortable and to experience the trek in a fantastic way.
    We couldn’t have done this without the team including Dilman, Bahadur, Ayush, Shamsher, Namsher and Dil. A big thanks to their efforts and support.
    Thanks

  • Davide Galli - October 17, 2019

    Travelling around many Country in the world, I have been glad to meet Dil in Nepal. He is awesome person with a great soul and made my visit very special here planning my journey in a great way. I trekked with Alpine team for 12 days on the Annapurna Circuit. It was my first trek and I’m so happy about, we successfully did the Torunga pass, from the green valley full of waterfalls, into the high mountains of the circuit, to the desert hills until the lake of Pokhara. All has been great, safe and enjoyable. The circuit is very amazing and my skilled guide Krishna has been very kind and helpful in everything, never rushing, always taking care during the trekking like a very good friend. Also the young porter has been a good fun happy for having him with us, my little bro. I would recommend to anyone would like come in Nepal for a trekking with them. I’m sure you will get great memories and the warm with Alpine, for me has been more than friendly and welcoming, they are now like a second family. I love them and I feel so thankful for what they have done. Namaste! I would definitely come back if I could and trek the Everest circuit still with my nepalese brothers, Dil&Co. Thank you guys from hearth.