Annapurna Circuit short Trek- 6 Days

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  • 6 Days
Price per personUS$955
We Offer Group Price
No. of peoplePrice P.P
1 - 1 US$ 1199
2 - 2 US$ 1055
3 - 5 US$ 999
6 - 10 US$ 955
11 - 20 US$ 935
21 - 40 US$ 899
$1199 x 1 guests:

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  • Trip Duration6 Days
  • Difficulty LevelModerate - Strenuous
  • Best SeasonMarch- May & Sep- Nov
  • Max Altitude5416 m


“Allow the eternal mystique of the Himalayas to capture your imagination and enthrall your spirit. On this short and accessible Annapurna Circuit Trek, you’ll discover why these mountains have drawn travelers worldwide to discover their secrets.”


Explore a land of skyscraping mountains and ancient monasteries on the Annapurna Circuit Trek.

The Annapurna mountains were named after the Hindu goddess Annapurna, who was recognized as a manifestation of Parvati. Faith and spirituality have been associated with these mighty Himalayan peaks since time immemorial, and our six-day trekking itinerary offers an unforgettable chance to explore a fascinating intersection of culture and wilderness. On the Annapurna Circuit Trek, you’ll encounter unique geological formations like the Kali Gandaki Gorge, set your sights on towering peaks like Dhaulagiri and Machapuchare, climb the high-altitude mountain pass of Thorong La, and visit both Buddhist monasteries and Hindu temples. The unique combination of rugged mountain landscapes and rich cultural heritage has made the Himalayas a premier destination for travelers from around the globe. As far as we’re concerned, trekking in Nepal is the only way to enjoy the best of both worlds fully—and Alpine Ramble Treks has carefully developed an itinerary that will surpass even your wildest dreams.


Embark upon one of the shortest and most accessible Annapurna trekking adventures.

Traditionally, the Annapurna Circuit Trek can take up to three weeks to undertake. This is a thrilling round-trip adventure through some of the most beautiful mountains in Nepal, and many travelers want to spend as long in the Annapurnas as possible. But the demands of modern life may render some trekkers unable to devote weeks upon weeks to trekking in Nepal—and that’s where we come in. Alpine Ramble Treks has crafted an itinerary suited explicitly to travelers short on time; if you are a novice traveler, you may consider doing our comfortable Annapurna circuit trek with acclimatization. Our six-day version of the Annapurna Circuit Trek does not include acclimatization, and it is specially designed for those who are physically and mentally fit and well-prepared. However, you’ll still enjoy the spectacular highlights of this unforgettable Himalayan wilderness in just a fraction of the time. While you won’t make a complete circuit of the Annapurna massif on this abbreviated itinerary, you’ll visit the mountainside villages of Manang and Thorong Phedi, experience awe-inspiring panoramic vistas from an altitude of more than 5,400 meters in elevation, and enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the Himalayas on an internal flight between Jomsom and Pokhara.


What can you expect on the Annapurna Circuit Trek?

Our adventure begins with a scenic drive from the capital city of Kathmandu to the little town of Chame, where we’ll pick up the trail and set off into the wilderness of the Annapurna Conservation Area. This is the largest protected reserve in the country, with some of the most dramatic Himalayan views. We’ll hike for about five or six hours daily, rising from Nepal’s forested lowlands to its windswept alpine heights. Our path leads through steep valleys where glacial rivers cut their way through stands of juniper and birch, climbs along stark ridgelines with sweeping mountain views, and ascends to narrow passes where colorful prayer flags snap in the chilly alpine air. Best of all, Alpine Ramble Treks will handle all of the arrangements, leaving you free to focus on enjoying the adventure of a lifetime. 


Best Time of Year for the Annapurna Circuit Trek

The summer monsoon primarily dictates trekking seasons in Nepal, and our six-day Annapurna Circuit 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 create a trekking adventure that will surpass even your highest expectations.


Annapurna Circuit Trek Difficulty

Our six-day Annapurna Circuit Trek is among the Himalayas' most popular and enduring hikes. Most good health and reasonable physical fitness travelers will be able to complete this itinerary without issue, and no previous trekking experience is required. However, this trek does climb to altitudes higher than 4,000 meters, with the mountain pass of Thorong La reaching well above 5,000 meters. At these altitudes, drinking lots of water and getting plenty of rest is essential to let your body adjust naturally to the increased elevation. As always, your guide will look after your progress and ensure you enjoy a safe and rewarding trek into the heart of the Annapurnas.


Other options for trekking in Nepal

If our six-day Annapurna Circuit Trek isn’t exactly what you had in mind, don’t worry—plenty of other treks to consider in this part of Nepal. We offer extended versions of the Annapurna Circuit Trek, including a two-week itinerary and an expanded 17-day trek, which includes a visit to the stunning Tilicho Lake. If you’re looking for a longer trek but don’t necessarily have two weeks to spare, our 10-day Annapurna Circuit Trek might be the perfect compromise. Of course, you don’t have to go hiking in the Annapurnas to see the Himalayas at their finest. Some of the best treks in Nepal can be found elsewhere in the country, like the Langtang Valley Trek or the Everest Base Camp Trek. If you aren’t sure which option is right for you, contact Alpine Ramble Treks for some free and friendly advice.


Additional Benefits of this Trek with ART 

  • Free transfers to and from Tribhuvan International Airport upon arrival and departure.
  • Complimentary use of any necessary trekking equipment, such as sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, walkie-talkies, trekking poles, and an oximeter to monitor your oxygen and pulse.
  • Fun souvenirs of your Himalayan adventure: a trekking route map, a t-shirt emblazoned with the Alpine Ramble Treks logo, and a hat!



  • Visit scenic Himalayan villages scattered across the length and breadth of the Annapurna mountains.

  • Climb to a breathless 5,416 meters in elevation to reach the mountain pass of Thorong La.

  • Earn cracking views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machapuchare, and the Annapurna massif.

  • Complete the Annapurna Circuit Trek in just six days.


Please note: The trekking times indicated below 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.


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Are you ready for an adventure? We’ve got a long day ahead of us, but one thing’s for sure: a cross-country road trip in Nepal is never boring. As we set out from Kathmandu, you’ll get to enjoy the scenic rural landscapes that make Nepal’s countryside so beautiful. We’ll make the first leg of our journey in a deluxe tourist bus, enjoying maximum comfort as our route winds along the watercourse of the Trishuli River and leads into terraced green hillsides. After about five or six hours, we’ll find ourselves in the town of Besi Shahar. Some longer Annapurna trekking itineraries stop here for the night, but we’ll move on after grabbing some lunch, making the second part of our trip in a private Jeep. We have about five more hours on the road today, following the Marsyangdi River to the checkpoint at Dharapani. From here, we’ll make the final two-hour drive through pinewoods and traditional villages, arriving at Chame in the evening and getting checked into our trekking lodge for some well-deserved rest.

  • Accommodation type: Trekking lodge / Tea house
  • Driving Time: 10-11 hrs approx
  • Meals: Lunch & Dinner (Included)
  • Maximum Elevation: 2,710m/8,892ft

On the second day of our short Annapurna Circuit Trek, it’s time to start hiking. Our path leads from Chame and climbs quickly through dense woodlands, rising above the Marsyangdi river and offering splendid views of the entire valley. The trail here is cut directly into a near-vertical rock face, and it will soon lead us right to an excellent panoramic view of Paungda Danda: a uniquely flat-topped mountain that’s sometimes called the Great Wall of Pisang. This impressive Himalayan peak reaches to almost 5,000 meters in elevation, and its towering rock face will keep a close watch on our trekking party as we make the final push into Pisang. This little mountain town is actually divided into Lower Pisang and Upper Pisang, and they’re only about 20 minutes apart from one another. We’ll pick out the best available trekking lodge between the two, enjoy a home-cooked meal of hearty Himalayan fare, and settle down to spend our first night in the Annapurna mountains.

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

After enjoying some Tibetan bread and butter tea for breakfast, we’ll lace up our hiking boots and set off for Manang. There are actually two routes leading to our destination, but we’ll opt for the path that links Upper Pisang and Manang via the little hamlet of Ghyaru, or Geru. This is a classic Himalayan village of stone-built homes, friendly locals, and mountain views of startling beauty. It’s also a great place to stop for lunch; we’ll grab a bite to eat while relishing the town’s unbelievable panoramas of the Annapurna massif, Gangapurna, and Pisang Peak. Moving on, we’ll start to observe a change in the landscape and vegetation—we’re entering real mountain country now, where trees will soon become few and far between. As we close in on Manang, we’ll come across the community of Braga: a uniquely photogenic little village clustered tightly against the sheer wall of the mountains. We’ll take the time to visit its monastery (known for the many statues of the Buddha sheltered within its interior) before making the final push to Manang and overnighting at the best available teahouse.

  • Accommodation type: Trekking lodge / Tea house
  • Trekking Time: 5-6 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Maximum Elevation: 3,519m/11,546ft

It is common and necessary to have one extra day for the acclimatization in Manag for the safety reason in Manag, after having some rest day here, we may also go a couple of hundred meters further for today to cover the distance for the next day but it is depending on you and your desires! 

  • Accommodation type: Trekking lodge / Tea hous
  • Trekking Time: 4-5 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Maximum Elevation: 3,519m/11,546ft

Our Annapurna Circuit Trek continues today into some of the most beautiful territories in the Himalayas. We’ll cross exciting suspension bridges slung across icy glacial rivers and hike in the presence of colossal mountains draped in a permanent cloak of ice and snow. Some Annapurna treks take two days to reach Thorong Phedi from Manang, but our accelerated itinerary will cover the same distance in just one day. But we’ll set a slow and steady pace: today’s hike involves climbing steeply to the alpine meadows of Yak Kharka, and safety is our number one priority. As always, your guide from Alpine Ramble Treks will carefully assess the condition of each hiker in your party, ensuring that we do everything possible to reduce the risk of contracting altitude sickness. We’ll stop for lunch at Yak Kharka before moving on to cross another suspension bridge and begin our steep descent to Thorong Phedi. After getting checked in at our trekking lodge, we’ll enjoy the rest of the evening at our leisure. Consider grabbing some baked goods from the local café and watching the sun go down over the Himalayan summits of Tilicho Peak and the Annapurnas.

  • Accommodation type: Trekking lodge / Tea house
  • Trekking Time: 5-6 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Maximum Elevation: 4,600m/15,093ft

Before the first rays of light even streak the sky, we’ll be up and on our feet. The most exciting day of the Annapurna Circuit Trek has arrived: it’s time to cross the high-altitude pass of Thorong La. We’ll get started by torchlight, trekking carefully in the predawn dark to surmount a series of switchbacks on the way to the pass. We’ll time our arrival at Thorong La to coincide with sunrise—you’ll be standing at 5,416 meters in elevation as the sun's light breaks across the icy peaks of the high Himalayas, transforming the early morning gloom into a spectacular show of light. After celebrating our accomplishments and taking many photos, we’ll descend from the pass and enter the valley of Mustang, where the mighty Kali Gandaki gorge can be found. Our climb down from the pass is steep, but we’ll arrive in Muktinath in plenty of time to catch our ride to Jomsom. This is the last leg of our trek in the Annapurna mountains, and it’ll take about two hours to reach Jomsom and check in at our local teahouse.

Next day (Day 7): We have no trek, but we take a scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara (30 minutes), then fly to Kathmandu (30 minutes)

After breakfast, it’s time to depart from Jomsom and bid a fond farewell to the Mustang Valley and the mighty mountains of the Annapurnas. We’ll start by catching an early-morning flight to Pokhara. Most Annapurna treks begin or end in this beautiful lakeside city; there’s plenty to see and do here. From ornate temples to high-octane adventures, Pokhara has something for everyone. If you’d like to spend time in the city, we can arrange an extra night or two on your itinerary. If you need to get moving, we’ll make our connecting flight to Kathmandu directly. At this point, our Annapurna Circuit Trek has come to its conclusion. After a final farewell dinner with your trekking team, we’ll bring you to your hotel in the city for the night. If your international flight leaves today, we’ll get you back to the Tribhuvan International Airport in plenty of time for your departure. Thank you for choosing Alpine Ramble Treks!

  • Accommodation type: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Maximum Elevation: 827m/2,713ft

Trip map

Annapurna Circuit short Trek- 6 Days map

Trip inclusion

  • International Airport- Hotel- Airport pick up and drop off by private car/Jeep/ Hiace.
  • 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,
  • Flight from Jonson -  Pokhara  -Kathmandu 
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bars, crackers, cookies, etc.
  • Seasonal fresh fruits dessert 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/  route map and a duffel bag (if required)
  • An 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.
  • Emergency rescue operation assistance will be arranged in case of complex health conditions (funded by your Travel Insurance)
  • All government, Local taxes/ vat, and official Expenses
  • Nepal entry visa fees (you can easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
  • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule (Foods and accommodations before and after the trek in Kathmandu and Pokhara)
  • All kinds of beverages (tea/coffee, coke, beers, water, etc) and porter if required
  • Additional costs by out of management control due to the landscape, weather conditions, illness, change of government policies, strikes, physical conditions, etc.
  • Personal expenses such as snacks, laundry, telephone, WIFI, hot shower, etc at tea houses on a trek.
  • Travel insurance has to cover emergency rescue evacuation from the high altitude up to 5000 m.
  • Personal trekking equipment for this trek
  • Tipping (recommended by local culture)
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Include section of this trek

Dates & Price

The Trip departure dates both for group and private tours are available any time of the year, click here to select your own desired dates! 

Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice 
14 Aug, 202619 Aug, 2026AvailableUS$955

Trip Info


Food on  Annapurna Circuit Trek

Food on the Annapurna circuit trekking route has a pretty wide selection of food items on the tea houses/ trekking lodges menus which are originated and prepared by the local community, the most common meals of the region are as given below.

Common Breakfast options - Tibetan Breads (a fried bread in oil, it’s also named Gurung bread in the Annapurna area), Chapati with Cheese (dry bread- a local wheat bread), Oatmeal, French toast with jam, honey, and peanut butter, Corn Flakes, Hashed brown, fried, Scrambles and boiled eggs, pancakes, porridge with milk, Muesli, Vegetable items and any kind of hot drinks are available except espresso, Americano

Common Lunch options – different variety of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Momos ( dumplings), Tibetan / chapatti bread, Macaroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a variety of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, burgers and Pizza, yak steak and desserts items.

Common Dinner options- Momos (dumplings) different verity of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Tibetan / chapatti bread, Macaroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a variety of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, Raman soups, burgers and Pizza, yak steak, desserts items, hot and cold drinks are available on the menus on tea house, the menu’s selected meals are fresh and healthy with hygienic specialists by the mountain for the mountain trekkers.

At the tea houses, the menu has plenty of non-veg items mentioned but officially any of the meats are not on our list of recommendations because the meat in the mountain such as high areas is not sanitary and healthy. However, we would like to persuade you to avoid taking meat, Alcoholic drinks, and smoking.

Deseret and Snacks options,- Rice Pudding, Apple pie, fruit snicker/Mars bar, popcorns, cake, and pastries, etc.

Hot Drink options – Varieties of hot drinks like black/milk coffees, black/mint/ginger/Green/ lemon honey teas, hot chocolates, hot mango juice, hot oranges juice, hot pineapple juice, etc.)

Water on Annapurna Circuit Trek 

The water on a trek is available at every trekking lodge or shopping shop along the way, buying a regular bottle of mineral water costs 1-3 USD per litter. Annapurna region has plenty of water sources to get the water as you can also refill the water from random taps or water sources, refilling waters from any of those sources is potable but it will be fine to drink with a Lifetraw or using the water purification pills – at least 2-4 L water per day is recommended to drink that keeps you hydrated.

Accommodation Facts on Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake

Accommodations on the mountain are simple in tea hoses/ Trekking Lodges. The rooms come usually in double occupancy with a wooden bed, blankets, mattresses, pillows, and attached bathrooms (not everywhere), and the view is spectacular from the rooms of mountain tea houses. Likewise, single rooms are available ( except Himalaya and ABC) and they will be provided for solo female travelers.

We will ensure and accommodate you to the best available tea houses with great views of the mountain and sceneries during the trek

Best Time to Do Annapurna Circuit Trek

Choose the best month for your remarkable trekking experience of a lifetime! Nepal has five seasons like many other countries; spring, Summer, Monsoon, Autumn, and Winter. Among all these seasons there are mainly two distinct trekking seasons for CampAnnapurna Circuit short Trek- 6 Days or any regional trek in Nepal which are autumn and spring.

Spring (Pre-monsoon) – Spring includes Feb, March, April, and May, the weather in this month is largely stable and dry with a moderate climate. This time of the year is fairly perfect for trekking in the Annapurna region offers a crystal clear view of the mountains and sceneries every day, the Temperature can reach up to 15- 20 degrees Celsius in the daytime and the temperature the nighttime can drop down to - 8/12 degrees Celsius. The spring welcomes thousands of flora and vegetation that make the trek more beautiful and enjoyable in Nepal.

Autumn (Post monsoon)- Autumn is another great season for trekking on Annapurna Circuit short Trek- 6 Days, Autumn includes the months of September, October, November, and December. During the autumn, the temperatures should be rated as between 14-20 degrees in the daytime, and nighttime can decrease to -5/10 degrees Celsius, it’s great for trekking.

Safety and Satisfactions -Annapurna Circuit Trek


This trek is a guided trip and you will be accompanied by one of the experienced and friendly trekking guides/ Sherpa who originally come from the mountain (same region) of Nepal, the guide will be carrying all the essentials equipment with a first aid kit for safety reasons; we would like you to take some of your own personal mediation on this trek. However, in the emergency case, if our clients have any trouble with mountain sickness or any unforeseen circumstances then we will always be standing by to send a rescue helicopter to bring our clients back to lower places or Kathmandu.

Passport and Visa

If you are traveling to Nepal you need to have a visa to enter Nepal. However, the arrival visa is available at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu where you can simply get an On Arrival Visa” and you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter Nepal.

You will be charged $40 USD as visa application fees for 30 days tourist visa to the forefingers except for Chinese and Indian. For those tourists who have Indian and Chinese passports then you do not need a visa (Free Visa)!

Extra personal expenses for 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.

Last-minute booking

The last-minute booking can be made by any interested travelers a day before the trip gets started. Moreover, the payment should be made 100% if you are booking this for the last minute and the booking can be made directly through the online form or, by sending us an email, messages on Whatsapp, or by calling. 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



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. 


  • Andrew Kiepek - June 07, 2018

    Alpine ramble made the trekking experience convenient, covering all of the lodging, food, permit, and transportation expenses, so all I had to focus on was trekking. Arpan was a very knowledgeable guide and made me feel safe on the trail, which was key as I was a solo trekker. The trail was beautiful and immerses trekkers in the local mountain culture. It was quite the experience.