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    Annapurna Circuit Trek

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    At a Glance

    • Destination
    • Duration
      16 days
    • Trip Difficulty
    • Activities
      Trekking Only
    • Accommodation
      Standard and Luxury Options
    • Meals
      All Standard Meals throughout the trip
    • Mx.altitude
    • Vehicle
      Private Luxury Tourist Vehicles and Aeroplane
    • Max. People
    • Single Supplement
      USD 500

    About - Annapurna Circuit Trek


    Here are the highlights of the Annapurna Circuit Trek that showcase why it's one of the world's most renowned and spectacular treks:

    • Thorong La Pass - At 5,416 meters, it is the highest point of the Annapurna Circuit Trek and offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Annapurna range.

    • Diverse Ecosystems - Trek through a variety of landscapes, from lush subtropical forests to arid high mountain landscapes, providing an incredible array of biodiversity.

    • Cultural Richness - Experience the rich cultural heritage of the Himalayan communities, including Tibetan-style villages in Manang and the Muktinath temple complex, a sacred site for both Hindus and Buddhists.

    • Manang Village - Spend rest days in Manang, a stunning village that provides good opportunities for acclimatization and local cultural immersion.

    • Jomsom - Walk through the windy valley of Jomsom, renowned for its apple orchards and the distinct culture of the Thakali people.

    • Poon Hill - Although not on the classic route, many trekkers opt to include a detour to Poon Hill, which offers one of the most famous viewpoints to see the sunrise over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.

    • Hot Springs - Relax in the natural hot springs near Tatopani, providing a perfect respite after days of trekking.

    • Kali Gandaki Gorge - Trek through the world’s deepest gorge, Kali Gandaki, nestled between the towering peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.

    • Tibetan Monasteries - Explore ancient Tibetan monasteries along the route, including the Braga Monastery with ancient Buddhist wall paintings.

    • Wildlife - Keep an eye out for Himalayan wildlife, including blue sheep and the elusive snow leopard, adding an element of adventure to your trek.

    Annapurna  Circuit Trek for 2024 and 2025

    No. of Pax Booking Together

    Starting Price (pp)


    1 Person

    USD 1449


    2 Persons

    USD 999


    3–5 Persons

    USD 849


    6–10 Persons

    USD 799


    10 + Persons

    USD 749


    Basic Options

    USD 699


    Add-ons & Options

    At Luxury Holidays Nepal, we've been pioneers in Annapurna Region Treks for decades, continually innovating to enhance your trekking experience. We're thrilled to offer a variety of exclusive add-ons that will take your Annapurna journey to the next level!

    Accommodation Upgrades in Kathmandu:

    • 4-Star Hotel Upgrade (Twin Share) - USD 85 per person (Hotel Mulberry, Kathmandu)
    • 5-Star Hotel Upgrade (Twin Share) - USD 275 per person (Kathmandu Marriott Hotel)
    • 5-Star Hotel Upgrade (Twin Share) - USD 550 per person (The Dwarika's Hotel)

    All meals During Trekking - USD 280: Opt for a complete meal plan to fuel your trek.

    How to Get Add-ons?

    1. Select your departure date.
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    4. Choose your desired add-ons from the list provided.
    5. Proceed to payment.

    Embrace our tailored add-ons and discover the majesty of the Annapurna region in style. We go the extra mile, so you can ascend to new heights! Book your adventure today and turn each step into a remarkable story of achievement.

    Note: Please note that our standard itinerary may vary slightly due to factors beyond our control such as flight delays/cancellations, adverse weather conditions, natural disasters, changes in government regulations, political unrest, health issues among trekkers, and other unforeseen events. We will assess the situation and make adjustments based on the best available alternatives to ensure the continuation of the trek. Your cooperation and flexibility in these situations are greatly appreciated.

    We recommend arriving a day before your trek starts to allow for rest, last-minute shopping for trekking gear, and buffer against potential delays with your international flights. Additionally, consider scheduling extra days in Nepal both before and after your trek to accommodate any unforeseen changes in flight schedules. You also have the option to customize your trip with add-ons like a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, other adventure sports, or day trips around the country.

    The Annapurna Circuit Trek is celebrated as one of the most spectacular long-distance hikes in the world, encircling the majestic Annapurna range in Nepal. This trek offers an incredible diversity of scenery, from the lush vegetation of rain and temperate forests to the stark, glacier-clad peaks above the tree line, making it a photographer's paradise. The journey typically spans 160-230 kilometers, depending on the exact route and side trips chosen, and takes trekkers through culturally rich villages where they can experience the warm hospitality of the Gurung, Manangi, and Thakali communities.

    One of the trek’s most challenging and rewarding aspects is the crossing of the Thorong La Pass, which at 5,416 meters, is the highest point on the circuit and offers stunning views across the Annapurna massifs and beyond. The route also passes through the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world, and near the sacred site of Muktinath, an important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. These and other sites along the route provide trekkers with a rich tapestry of cultural and natural landmarks.

    Regarding the best times to embark on the Annapurna Circuit Trek, the seasons of spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are most favorable due to their mild weather and clear skies. The Annapurna Circuit trek cost varies depending on the choice between standard, luxury, or customized trek packages, including guided and group options. Preparation for the trek requires careful planning, especially in terms of physical conditioning and ensuring all necessary trekking permits and equipment are secured. The trek continues to attract thousands of adventurers every year, each looking to experience its unparalleled natural beauty and cultural richness.

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    Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary

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    What's Included

      All ground transport in a private vehicle, including airport and hotel transfers
      Basic Option: Standard Guest Houses during trekking only (Day 2 to Day 14)

      Standard Options: In Kathmandu- 3-star Hotels, for example, Hotel Holy Himalaya or similar establishments, and In Pokhara- Hotels such as Hotel Lake Star or similar, offer a standard level of comfort and amenities.

      Deluxe Options: In Kathmandu- 4-Star Hotel, such as Hotel Mulberry or similar, and In Pokhara- Upscale accommodations like Mount Kailash Resort or similar, with additional facilities and services compared to the standard options.

      Luxury Options: In Kathmandu- a 5-star Hotel, with the Kathmandu Marriott Hotel, is mentioned as a benchmark, and In Pokhara- High-end hotels like Temple Tree Resort & Spa or similar, provide luxurious amenities.

      Premium Options: In Kathmandu- The Dwarika's Hotel, which is known for its luxurious heritage accommodation and service, and In Pokhara- The Pavilions Himalayas or similar, which is likely to offer an exclusive, upscale experience with premium amenities.

    • PERMITS:
      All necessary papers work Conservation entry permits and TIMS.
      Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek.
      Luxury Holidays Nepal’s duffel, sleeping bag, T-shirt and trekking map - if necessary
      Private transportation throughout the trip
      Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu
    • LUGGAGE:
      Up to 15 Kg per member as personal baggage during the trek to be carried by porters.
      The best available twin-sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek
    • GUIDE:
      Government-licensed Guide (English speaking) during the trek.
    • PORTER:
      Porters as required (2 Trekkers: 1 Porter) to and from Basecamp.
      All Nepalese staff & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment, food & clothing.
      Comprehensive medical kit.
      Farewell dinner in Kathmandu in a typical Nepali restaurant with a cultural dance performance in the evening.
      All government taxes and official expenses.

    What's Excluded

      International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
      Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.
      Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu and Pokhara and all meals during the trek(Best Places To Eat)
      Optional Add-on for Hotel upgrades in cities, meals and domestic flights
      Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking, domestic flight cancellation (due to any other reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
      Insurance covering both medical and high-altitude evacuation costs (for the trip cancellation, interruption, high-altitude rescue & air evacuation, medical treatment, repatriation, etc.)
      Telephone Calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers, and any Alcoholic beverages.
      Clothing, Packing Items, Bags, Personal Medical Kit, and all kinds of Personal Trekking Gear.
      Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
    • FILMING:
      Special Filming, Camera, and Drone permit fee.
      Not included during the trek.
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    • TIPS:
      Tips for the guide, porter & driver. (Tipping is Expected).
    • EXTRA:
      Any other services, activities or personal expenses, which are not mentioned in the itinerary and other items not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.

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      Mr. Jennifer Martin
      United States of America (the), Texas

      Adventure at Its Best!

      An unforgettable trek with breathtaking views and excellent guidance from Luxury Holidays Nepal. The perfect blend of adventure and cultural immersion. I can't wait to go back!

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      Mr. Christopher Wong
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      Breathtaking Annapurna

      My trek around the Annapurna Circuit with Luxury Holidays Nepal was nothing short of extraordinary. The landscapes were mesmerizing, and the attention to detail by the guides was impeccable. A truly unforgettable experience!

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      Mr. Nathan Girard
      United States of America (the), San Francisco

      Annapurna Adventure of a Lifetime

      Luxury Holidays Nepal made my Annapurna Circuit trek a dream come true. The seamless organization, luxurious accommodations, and knowledgeable guides made every step an adventure. Highly recommended for anyone seeking a blend of thrill and comfort.

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    Essential Information

    Packing List For Annapurna Circuit trek

    Here's a concise packing list for the Annapurna Circuit Trek:


    • Base Layers (thermal tops and bottoms)
    • Trekking Shirts (short and long-sleeve)
    • Trekking Pants
    • Insulating Jacket (down or fleece)
    • Waterproof Jacket & Pants
    • Warm Hat & Gloves
    • Buff or Scarf
    • Sun Hat & Sunglasses


    • Sturdy Trekking Boots (waterproof)
    • Trekking Socks (multiple pairs)
    • Camp Shoes (sandals or lightweight sneakers)


    • Backpack (40-50L) with rain cover
    • Daypack (optional)
    • Trekking Poles
    • Sleeping Bag (rated for -10°C or lower)
    • Headlamp with extra batteries
    • Water Bottles & Water Purification (filter or tablets)
    • Quick-dry Towel

    Personal Items:

    • Sunscreen & Lip Balm (high SPF)
    • Toiletries (biodegradable soap, toothbrush, etc.)
    • Personal First Aid Kit & Medications
    • Snacks & Energy Bars
    • Camera or Smartphone


    • Passport & Trekking Permits
    • Travel Insurance Details
    • Cash (Nepalese Rupees)

    Adjust the list based on your preferences, the season, and your Annapurna Circuit trek itinerary.

    How High is the Annapurna Circuit Trek?

    The Annapurna Circuit Trek traverses a variety of landscapes and climatic zones, culminating in the crossing of the Thorong La Pass, which is the highest point of the trek at 5,416 meters (17,769 feet). The circuit itself, starting at lower altitudes near Besisahar and gradually rising, allows trekkers ample time to acclimatize. However, the significant elevation gain as the route approaches Thorong La demands good physical fitness and acclimatization to avoid altitude sickness.

    Accommodation During the Annapurna Circuit Trek

    Accommodation on the Annapurna Circuit Trek typically consists of teahouses and lodges that provide basic but comfortable places to rest. These establishments offer twin-sharing rooms with common bathrooms. As the trek gains popularity, some villages now offer rooms with attached bathrooms, though these are less common and more expensive. The teahouses also serve as social hubs where trekkers can enjoy local food, warm drinks, and conversations with fellow trekkers and locals. Booking in advance is recommended during peak trekking seasons to secure accommodation.

    Kathmandu Accommodation for Annapurna Circuit Trek

    Before and after embarking on the Annapurna Circuit Trek, trekkers can find a wide range of accommodation options in Kathmandu. From budget-friendly guesthouses and hostels in the bustling area of Thamel to more luxurious hotels like the Kathmandu Marriott Hotel or The Dwarika’s Hotel, there is something for every preference and budget. Most hotels offer modern amenities such as Wi-Fi, hot showers, and inclusive breakfasts, providing comfort and convenience for trekkers as they prepare for or wind down from their trek.

    Attached/Toilet Bathroom Facilities During the Annapurna Circuit Trek

    While trekking the Annapurna Circuit, attached toilet facilities are a luxury and not the norm in most teahouses, especially in the more remote parts of the trek. Basic shared bathroom facilities are common, and while functional, they range from squat toilets to Western-style toilets, often without running water. In higher and more remote locations, the facilities may be more primitive. Trekkers are advised to carry their own toilet paper and hand sanitizer. However, some lodges in larger villages or those offering “luxury” accommodations may provide en-suite bathrooms, particularly in the lower altitudes.

    Permits for Annapurna Circuit Trek

    To embark on the Annapurna Circuit Trek, trekkers must obtain two essential permits: the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card. The ACAP is necessary for conservation and maintenance purposes within the Annapurna region, while the TIMS card is used for trekkers’ safety and to manage and record trekker numbers and routes. These permits can be obtained either in Kathmandu at the Nepal Tourism Board office or in Pokhara. It's crucial to carry these permits at all times during the trek as there are multiple checkpoints.

    How Safe is it to Embark on Annapurna Circuit Trek?

    The Annapurna Circuit Trek is considered safe for trekkers, provided that proper preparations and precautions are taken. The main safety concerns include altitude sickness, weather changes, and trail navigation. It's advisable to trek with an experienced guide, especially for those unfamiliar with high-altitude hiking. The guides are knowledgeable about weather conditions, altitude risks, and local customs. Additionally, ensuring that you have the appropriate travel insurance that covers emergency helicopter evacuation is crucial due to the remote nature of the trek.

    How to Prevent Altitude Sickness During the Annapurna Circuit Trek

    Preventing altitude sickness on the Annapurna Circuit Trek involves several key practices: gradual ascent, proper acclimatization, staying hydrated, and listening to your body. Acclimatization days are built into most trek itineraries, particularly in Manang or Pisang, which help the body adjust to the higher elevations. Avoid ascending more than 500 meters in a day and ensure adequate hydration and nutrition. Symptoms of altitude sickness include headache, nausea, and dizziness, and should be taken seriously—descending to a lower altitude is often necessary if symptoms persist or worsen.

    What is the Best Time for Annapurna Circuit Trek?

    The best times to undertake the Annapurna Circuit Trek are during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months are favored due to their stable weather conditions and moderate temperatures, providing clear skies and the best visibility of the Himalayas. The monsoon season (June to August) is less ideal due to heavy rains, slippery trails, and obstructed views. Winter treks (December to February) are possible but come with challenges such as colder temperatures and snow-covered passes, especially around Thorong La.

    These articles provide useful insights for anyone planning to undertake the Annapurna Circuit Trek, covering essential planning information to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

    Drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule

    The journey from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule marks the beginning of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. This drive typically takes around 7 to 8 hours, covering a distance of approximately 170 kilometers. The route initially follows the Prithvi Highway to Dumre past scenic hillsides, rivers, and rural Nepalese villages. From Dumre, the journey continues along a less traveled road to Besisahar, which is the district headquarters of Lamjung.

    In Besisahar, trekkers often switch to a local jeep or bus that navigates the rougher tracks leading to Bhulbhule. This part of the drive offers a glimpse of rural life in Nepal, with terraced farming landscapes and the flowing Marsyangdi River. Although this road can be bumpy and less comfortable, the picturesque views compensate for the discomfort.

    Flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu

    After completing the trek, the return to Kathmandu from Pokhara is often made by air, which is a quick and convenient option. The flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu is short, typically lasting about 25 to 30 minutes. Flights offer dramatic views of the Himalayan range, including peaks like Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, weather permitting. Pokhara’s airport is well-connected with Kathmandu, with multiple daily flights operated by various domestic airlines such as Yeti Airlines, Buddha Air, and Nepal Airlines.

    Baggage Allowances in Pokhara to Kathmandu Flight

    The baggage allowance for domestic flights from Pokhara to Kathmandu usually includes a free checked baggage limit of 15 to 20 kilograms per passenger and a hand luggage allowance of up to 5 kilograms. It's important to check with the specific airline at the time of booking as allowances can vary slightly between carriers. Excess baggage is typically charged per kilogram over the limit.

    Travel Insurance for Annapurna Circuit Trek

    Travel insurance is crucial for anyone undertaking the Annapurna Circuit Trek. A comprehensive travel insurance policy should cover high-altitude trekking up to 6,000 meters, given the height of Thorong La Pass. Key aspects of coverage should include medical expenses, emergency evacuation (including helicopter rescue), and repatriation. Additionally, it’s advisable to ensure that the policy covers trip cancellation, loss of luggage or personal effects, and any possible delays.

    Policies specifically designed for adventure activities like high-altitude trekking are recommended, as they provide the necessary coverage that standard travel insurance may not offer. Trekkers should carry proof of their insurance policy and understand the procedure for making a claim, especially in remote regions where communication may be limited.

    This comprehensive information ensures that trekkers are well-prepared for their journey on the Annapurna Circuit, from start to finish, including practical considerations for travel and essential coverage through insurance.

    Tipping Tips for Your Annapurna Circuit Trek

    Tipping is customary and greatly appreciated in Nepal, especially on treks like the Annapurna Circuit Trek. It is a way to show gratitude to your guide and porters who work hard to ensure a safe and enjoyable trek. General guidelines suggest tipping around 10% of the total cost of the trek. A typical distribution might be 5-7% of the trek cost to the guide and 3-5% divided among the porters. It is best to give tips in Nepalese rupees at the end of the trek.

    Phone and Gadgets Charging

    Charging facilities are available at most teahouses along the Annapurna Circuit Trek, particularly in the more developed villages. However, it's important to note that charging may come with a small fee, especially in higher altitudes where solar power or generators are the primary sources of electricity. Carrying additional power banks is advisable as charging opportunities can become less frequent and more expensive as you gain altitude.

    Trip Extensions

    Many trekkers choose to extend their adventure beyond the Annapurna Circuit Trek. Popular extensions include a trek to the beautiful Ghorepani Poon Hill for sunrise views, a visit to the tranquil Gokyo Lakes, or exploring the culturally rich Upper Mustang region. For those interested in wildlife, a trip to Chitwan National Park or Bardia National Park for a safari experience can be a great way to relax after the strenuous trek.

    Food Options During Annapurna Circuit Trek

    The food on the Annapurna Circuit Trek typically consists of Nepali and Tibetan dishes, with some western food options available at various teahouses. Dal Bhat (lentils, rice, vegetables, and pickles) is a staple for its nutritional value and energy. Other common items include momo (dumplings), Tibetan bread, and fried rice. Vegetarian options are widely available, although meat dishes can be found at lower altitudes. It's advisable to eat well-cooked meals and avoid raw vegetables and salads, especially at higher altitudes.

    Can a Beginner Trek Annapurna Circuit Trek?

    The Annapurna Circuit Trek is considered moderate to challenging and is not typically recommended for complete trekking novices. That said, beginners who are in good physical condition, have some hiking experience, and are well-prepared can successfully complete the trek. Preparation should include cardiovascular and strength training, familiarization with multi-day trekking, and possibly some high-altitude hiking to understand personal reactions to altitude. It is highly recommended for beginners to trek with an experienced guide who can provide support and guidance throughout the journey.

    These insights should help trekkers plan effectively for their journey on the Annapurna Circuit, ensuring they are prepared for the physical demands of the trek, understand the cultural practices related to tipping, and enjoy their time exploring the beautiful landscapes and communities of the Annapurna region.

    Training Program for Annapurna Circuit Trek

    To prepare for the Annapurna Circuit Trek, an effective training program should focus on cardiovascular fitness, strength training, and hiking experience. Ideally, start training at least three to six months in advance with the following regimen:

    • Cardiovascular Training: Engage in activities such as running, cycling, swimming, or stair climbing at least 3-4 times a week. Aim to increase endurance over time, incorporating longer sessions as you progress.
    • Strength Training: Focus on building strength in your legs, core, and upper body. Exercises like squats, lunges, planks, and weightlifting are beneficial.
    • Hiking: Go on regular hikes, progressively increasing the distance and elevation gain. Practice with a weighted backpack to simulate trek conditions.
    • Flexibility and Balance: Incorporate yoga or Pilates into your routine to improve flexibility and balance, which will help prevent injuries during the trek.
    • Altitude Preparation: If possible, train at altitude or use an altitude training mask to acclimate your body to lower oxygen levels.

    Annapurna Circuit Trek Difficulty

    The Annapurna Circuit Trek is considered moderate to challenging, primarily due to its length and the high altitudes reached, particularly at Thorong La Pass (5,416 meters). Key challenges include:

    • Altitude: The risk of altitude sickness, which requires proper acclimatization.
    • Distance: The trek covers 160-230 kilometers, depending on the exact route and side trips, requiring good physical fitness.
    • Weather: Conditions can vary dramatically, and trekkers must be prepared for cold and potentially harsh weather, especially at higher elevations.

    Nepal Annapurna Circuit Trek Cost

    The cost of the Annapurna Circuit Trek varies based on several factors such as the length of the trek, the type of accommodation, whether you are part of a guided group or independent, and the services included. On average, the cost can range from $800 to $1,200 USD for a basic 12-15 day trek. This typically includes permits, accommodation, meals during the trek, transportation from Kathmandu to the starting point, and the services of a guide and porter.

    15 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek Cost for 2024 and 2025

    For a 15-day Annapurna Circuit Trek in 2024 and 2025, the cost is expected to range between $850 and $1,500 USD. This variation in cost can depend on factors such as inflation, changes in local pricing, and additional services such as more luxurious accommodations or inclusive insurance. It's advisable to budget for extra expenses such as tips, drinks, snacks, and any personal gear or equipment not included in the package. Additionally, it’s wise to check for the latest prices with trekking agencies as early as possible, as costs may vary and early bookings can often secure better rates.

    Planning financially and physically for the Annapurna Circuit Trek is crucial, and these guidelines should help trekkers prepare adequately for a successful and enjoyable experience.

    Beginners Guide for Annapurna Circuit Trek

    The Annapurna Circuit Trek is an ambitious adventure for beginners but manageable with proper preparation. Here’s a concise guide for first-timers:

    • Physical Preparation: Start training several months in advance, focusing on cardiovascular, strength, and endurance exercises. Incorporate long walks or hikes into your routine, preferably on varied terrain and with a weighted backpack.
    • Acclimatization: Understanding how to properly acclimate is crucial. Plan your itinerary to include acclimatization days, particularly in Manang, to help your body adjust to the altitude.
    • Gear and Clothing: Invest in good quality trekking boots, a warm sleeping bag, layers of clothing for variable temperatures, a waterproof jacket, and a comfortable backpack.
    • Navigation and Guides: For beginners, hiring a guide is advisable. Guides not only provide valuable insights and support but also enhance safety and deal with logistics.
    • Health and Safety: Carry a basic first aid kit, understand the symptoms of altitude sickness, and know the basics of its prevention and treatment. Ensure you have travel insurance that covers high-altitude trekking and potential emergency evacuations.

    Internet & Wi-Fi Availability During the Annapurna Circuit Trek

    Internet and Wi-Fi services are available at various points along the Annapurna Circuit Trek, particularly in larger villages such as Manang and Jomsom. However, connectivity can be sporadic and slower as you gain altitude. Many teahouses offer Wi-Fi either for free or for a small charge. For more consistent service, consider purchasing a local SIM card with a data package, which provides better coverage and is relatively cost-effective.

    Extra Expenses for the Annapurna Circuit Trek

    When planning your budget for the Annapurna Circuit Trek, consider these potential extra expenses:

    • Permits: Cost for the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card.
    • Transport: Costs for travel to the start of the trek and back from the endpoint.
    • Accommodation and Meals: While teahouse prices are generally inclusive of meals, extras like beverages (hot drinks, bottled water) and snacks cost more.
    • Wi-Fi and Charging: Charges for device charging and Wi-Fi usage in teahouses.
    • Guide and Porter Tips: Customary tips for guides and porters, usually 10-15% of their total fee.
    • Souvenirs and Personal Items: Purchases along the trek.

    Trekking Distance from Bhulbhule to the Annapurna Circuit Trek

    The trek from Bhulbhule is essentially the beginning of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. Bhulbhule is the starting point for many trekkers, located at an altitude of about 840 meters. From Bhulbhule, the trail gradually ascends through various landscapes and villages like Jagat, Dharapani, and Chame, before reaching higher altitudes. The distance from Bhulbhule to Manang, a significant midpoint in the trek, is approximately 65-70 kilometers, which trekkers typically cover over several days to ensure proper acclimatization.

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