Best time/ season to do the Annapurna circuit trek
For the Annapurna circuit trek in Nepal, spring and autumn are the perfect seasons. In the spring season the skies are clear, the weather is stable and the temperature is moderate. Spring (March-May) is the great season to explore nature and witness the rhododendron flower and beautiful birds. Another season autumn is also a very good and popular season for the Annapurna circuit trek. During the autumn season (Sept-Nov) the weather is good and the views are truly mesmerizing. The air is fresh and clear and the trail is dust free. It is a peak trekking season so the trekking trails are crowded and most of the teahouses are busy in autumn.
Trekking during winter and monsoon are not considered good time for Annapurna circuit trek. Monsoon season (June-Aug) is the time when people experience hot temperature and frequent rainfalls. The rainfalls, slippery paths might make the trail challenging. However most of the part lies in rain shadow area in this trek so doesn’t affect the trek too much. The views of green forests, rivers, gorges and waterfalls look great in this season. The winter season (Dec-Feb) is not great time for the Annapurna circuit trek. It is the coldest time of the year and trekkers will face the heavy snowfalls on the trail. The snowfalls might block the paths and it would be difficult to trek. However the views of the mountains in this season are magical. Overall the trek is available in all season; it is your choice to pick the time according to your schedules and preferences.
Packing lists for Annapurna circuit trek
It is very important to pack the right equipments/gears according to the weather while trekking for the Annapurna Circuit Trek. Here are some of the most important equipments to pack for Annapurna circuit trek:
- Down jackets, windproof and water proof jackets, trekking trousers
- Trekking boots, socks, t shirts, long sleeve shirts
- Gloves, scarf, hat, sun glasses, quick drying towel, underwear
- Sunscreen cream, moisturizer, lip balm, face wipes
- Cell phone, camera, power banks, head light
- Water bottles, medical kits, water purifying tablets
Beside these you can carry all the personal valuable things and leave unnecessary things at the hotel.
Accommodations and hotels at Annapurna circuit trek
While doing the Annapurna circuit trek you will be staying at the teahouses/ lodges. The accommodation is simple but comfortable. The teahouses provide basic facilities. The rooms are clean and offer comfortable bed, warm blankets and soft pillows. Some of the teahouses have attached bathroom and also offer hot shower facility.
Foods and meals for Annapurna circuit trek
There are varieties of foods for your breakfast, lunch and dinner at the teahouses/lodges. The most popular and recommended food on the trek is local Nepalese dish dal bhat and achaar. You can also have western style dishes like: pasta, noodles, momos, thukpa, etc. There are also varieties of hot and cold drinks. You will be served with warm hospitality.
Drinking water in Annapurna circuit trek
Drinking water is available on the teahouses and shops while doing the trek. You can get the boiled water in the teahouses. You can buy the boiled water, bottled water or fill the tap water. You shouldn’t drink the tap water without purification. So we suggest you to carry your own bottle and water purification tablets while doing Annapurna base camp trek.
Difficulty level of Annapurna circuit trek
The difficulty level of Annapurna circuit trek is moderate. The Annapurna circuit trek is an adventurous 15 days long trek in Nepal. People with the good physical fitness and strong determination can complete the trek easily. For the preparation of the trek you can do jogging, cycling, swimming, hiking and some strength exercises before few weeks of the trek.
Guides and porters for Annapurna circuit trek
Welcome Nepal Treks provide professional guide and hardworking porters for the Annapurna circuit trek. Our guides are professional and fluent at speaking English. While doing the Annapurna circuit trek you will receive amazing services, help and support from our guides and porters. The guides will lead the trek and help you in any situation. The porters will carry your heavy luggage and keep it safe throughout the trek. They will make sure to make your trip memorable and safe.
Permits required for Annapurna circuit trek
There are two kinds of permits needed for the Annapurna circuit trek. They are Annapurna Conservation Area permit (ACAP) and TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System)
Travel insurance for Annapurna circuit trek
Travel insurance is not compulsory for the Annapurna circuit trek. However, Welcome Nepal Treks highly recommend having good travel insurance during the trek. Sometimes you might suffer from altitude sickness or some unexpected incident might occur. So it is better to have travel insurance as you will feel safe, secured and peaceful. The travel insurance must cover the medical expenses and emergency helicopter rescues.
ATM or Money Exchanges in Annapurna Circuit Trek
The ATMs and money exchanges facilities are very limited in Annapurna circuit trek as it is in remote region. Especially at higher altitudes you will not be able to find these services. We suggest you to withdraw your cash and exchange your money in Kathmandu or Pokhara before starting the trek. It is necessary to have enough local cash in hand as the money exchange and atm facilities are very rare while doing the Annapurna circuit trek.
Laundry during Annapurna Circuit Trek
The laundry facilities are only found on the large settlements during the Annapurna circuit trek. Laundry facilities at higher altitudes are very limited. In such areas where the laundry facilities are not available you wash your clothes on your own on the guesthouses and lodges.
Risks During Annapurna Circuit Trek
- Altitude sickness
- Unpredictable weather conditions
- Avalanches and landslides
- Injuries and illness
- Carelessness, etc.
- Solutions for the risks on Annapurna Circuit Trekking
- Acclimatize properly
- Wear right layers of clothes according to the weather
- Stay hydrated
- Avoid alcoholic beverages
- Follow the guidelines and instructions
- Proper nutrition
- Stay positive
- Be careful
How much does it cost to do the Annapurna Circuit trek
Welcome Nepal treks offers the 15 days Annapurna Circuit trekking package at the very reasonable price with the best services. We offer this thrilling adventurous trekking package starting from US$ 1200 per person. The cost includes all the transportation fees during the trek and everything mentioned in the package with all meals in the trek.
Group Joining Annapurna Circuit Trek
If you are alone and want to share the trekking experiences with other people then you can choose for group joining Annapurna circuit trek. Welcome Nepal Treks offers group joining Annapurna circuit trek on the fixed departures. We will provide you with information on departure dates, group size, and other details. The Annapurna circuit group join trekking package allows you to enjoy the walk with different trekkers from different countries. The group trek is a golden opportunity to maintain a friendly relation and helpful atmosphere throughout the trekking journey.
Private Annapurna Circuit Trek
If you prefer a more personalized experience, you can book for a private Annapurna Circuit trek. This allows you to have more flexibility in terms of itinerary, pace, and the level of services. Welcome Nepal treks arranges private Annapurna Circuit trek. We will customize your itinerary for the private Annapurna Circuit trek based on your preferences and help you design the trek that suits your needs.
Annapurna Circuit Trek booking and payment policies
When you confirmed the booking of the Annapurna Circuit Trek with Welcome Nepal Treks, we need 10% payment of the total cost in advance. You can also pay the total cost payment in advance. We accept booking deposits through Credit Cards (Master Card or Visa and many more). Bank/credit card service charge should be paid by the clients themselves at the time of deposit. You can also pay direct cash on hand. The price mentioned in the site is real. We don’t have any hidden charges. We also accept your last-minute booking. For more understanding you can go to our site and see the terms and conditions. If you do not understand any of our terms and conditions, feel free to ask us. Our team will help you to understand all the important information at the time of booking.
Related trips in the Annapurna region
Here are some of the related trekking trips in the Annapurna region of Nepal:
- Annapurna Royal Trekking
- Annapurna Siklish Trekking
- Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
- Mardi Himal Trek Package
- Annapurna Base Camp Trek
- Annapurna base camp short trek
Trip extension after Annapurna Circuit Trek
If you have more time left in Nepal after finishing the long 15 days Annapurna circuit trek, it is good idea to extend your trip in Nepal. You can also consult with us and we can manage the best trip for you. Here are some of the popular trip extensions:
- UNESCO world heritage sites tour
- Kathmandu tour
- Pokhara tour
- Chitwan national park tour
- Nagarkot hike
- Everest helicopter tour
- Mount Everest flight tour
- Trishuli river rafting, etc.
Departure Day of Annapurna Circuit Trek
After finishing your Annapurna circuit trek, Welcome Nepal Treks organizes a farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant. And on the day of the departure back to your country, the team representative of Welcome Nepal Treks will pick you up from your hotel and drop you to the international airport and bid our last goodbyes.
Feedback after the Annapurna Circuit Trek
After finishing your long 15 days Annapurna Circuit trekking trip, we would love to hear from you about how you enjoyed the trip and if there is anything we need to improve. We would love to receive any suggestions or feedback from the trek. You can write your feedback and reviews about our company services and your trekking experience with us at the trip advisor. You can also learn the feedback and reviews of our company services written by many trekkers from different parts of the world. Feedback is highly appreciated!
Tipping in Annapurna circuit trek
The tips are the reward given to the service provider for their hard works and incredible services. While doing the Annapurna circuit trek the trek guides and porters will do their best to make you comfortable and safe. If you liked their services you can give them small amount of tips. It will also make them happy and encourage them to work even better. However the tipping is not compulsory for the Annapurna circuit trek. It completely depends on the trekker’s choice.
Why to do Annapurna circuit trek in Nepal?
The Annapurna circuit trek is an exciting adventurous trip to enjoy in Nepal. The 15 days trek takes you through a variety of landscapes, forests, hills, deep valleys, villages and varieties of cultures. The trekking route offers the stunning views of Annapurna ranges and many other surrounding peaks like: Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare (Fishtail), Hiunchuli, etc. The trekkers will be amazed by the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural beauty of the Annapurna region. The trek is also a great opportunity of visiting one of the most popular temples in Nepal, Muktinath temple. Do the Annapurna circuit trek in Nepal and be part of the adventurous and beautiful trekking journey that you will never forget for the lifetime.
Why Welcome Nepal Treks for Annapurna circuit trek
Welcome Nepal Treks is a local tour agency that organizes the tours and treks at the best price with high quality services. We advise you to do the trek with us as we are well experienced trekking agency. The team is well trained, experienced and professional. Our first priority is to make our customer safe and happy. We provide professional guides and porters to make your journey enjoyable and fun. From picking up in airport, lodging, transportation to dropping at the airport for departure; everything will be done in a professional ways. We guarantee the best services, and provide the best trekking trip that you will never forget. So to experience the real adventure, book the Annapurna circuit trek with Welcome Nepal Treks and experience the greatest adventurous and thrilling trekking trip in Nepal.