Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit “ Annapurna Sanctuary” trekking is simply the majestic and inspiring trekking trails in the world. This trail is the most commercial and oldest trekking trail in Nepal, because of its amazing natural beauty, sky-dominating mountains, rich culture and practices, and spectacular scenery of Mt. Annapurna ranges. With every step in this trekking trail the scenery and terrain change. Friendly locals, mystical culture, and wide landscapes, this trekking is a lifetime experience for all the travel enthusiasts around the globe. From green pasture terrain to the desert field which passes through the world’s highest pass Thorong-La pass. Trek on the exhilarating Annapurna Circuit Trail, reaching the highest trekking pass - Thorong La Pass and crossing the world’s deepest Kali Gandaki gorge are the major highlights of the Annapurna Circuit trek. 

Starting hiking on the Annapurna trail through the green paddy field in Lamjung Khudi, the thick forest and trail slowly change to more dry and arctic terrain. The more you climb, the villages and communities seem more influenced by Tibetian Buddhism. This is the reason why we can experience many Chorten, prayer flags, stone walls, mani walls, and ancient monasteries that resemble Tibetian Buddhism. The interesting part of this trek is the side trips and excursions from places like Manang, Tilicho Lake, Muktinath, Jomsom, and it’s worth adding a couple of days to explore some of these trails. 

Annapurna Circuit treks required normally 15-21 days to complete the whole trekking. The time may vary because of the transportation facility and there are many beautiful side trekking. Annapurna Circuit also lies in the Annapurna Conservation Area which was established in 1985 and the largest conservation area in Nepal with an area of 7629sp.km and spread in Manang, Mustang, Kaski, Myagdi, and Lamjung. Next, you will also enjoy the Poon Hill trek along with Ghorepani. We climb Poonhill early in the morning and capture stunning sunrise and mountain summits including Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Gangapurna, Himchuli, Manaslu, and Ganesh Himal. We pass Tadapani to Ghandruk and arrive at Nayapul. We take a short drive and finally end your trek in Pokhara.

Highlights of Annapurna Circuit Trek 

Manang Valley

Manang valley is the broad valley of the Marshyangdi River to the north of the Annapurna mountain range. The river flows to the east and west Thorong La pass leads to the Muktinath shrine and the valley of Gandaki River. Manag valley is an isolated valley in the Annapurna region, where terrain looks like desert and dry. This valley is filled with different ethnic groups like Tamang, Gurung, and Magar and they practice Tibetian Buddhism. This valley offers stunning views of mountains like Gangapurna, Tilicho peak, Pisang peak, Chulu range, and Thorong peak. The grazing yaks, cows, horses, and donkeys inspire the trekkers while trekking inside this valley. 

Thorong La Pass (5,416m)

It is known to be the world's highest pass and is possibly the most-used pass for both commercial and local purposes. This pass offers the majestic view of mountains in the Annapurna region and is connected by Manang valley and Muktinath valley. The main point of the pass is marked by the few stones, a collection of prayer flags, and Buddhist correspondence on it, which later take us to the famous spiritual hub of both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims- Muktinath. Thorong La is the highest point on the Annapurna Circuit trek (5,416m). Local traders and trekkers make this pass one of the most used pass in the world. 

Muktinath Temple 

Muktinath is one of the world’s highest temple (3,800m), sacred to both Hindu and Buddhist. This temple consists of a Gompa and the temple of Lord Vishnu in the same place. There is an ever-burning flame that lights up with the natural gas. This temple also has 108 taps inside and it believes that, if you take shower in all the taps, your wish will come true. The views and landscape of this temple are stunning. Mountains, valleys, and terrain are amazingly located to cherish with you. 

More highlights of Annapurna Circuit Trek 

  • Get acquainted with the mountain people in the heart of Annapurna Himalayas. 
  • Stunning view of the world’s highest mountains like Dhaulagiri I (8,167m), Manaslu (8,163m), and Annapurna I (8,091). 
  • Trekking in the lush green forest, alpine forest, and high mountain forest in different places in Manang district. 
  • Exploring the largest conservation area having massive exotic flora and fauna. 
  • Intouch with the Himalayan culture, tradition, practice, and rituals. 
  • Trekking through the world’s deepest gorge and the Kaligandaki valley. 
  • Bath in natural hotspring at Tatopani. 
  • Magnificent sunrise and sunset view from Poonhill vantage point. 
  • Guided sightseeing of UNESCO World Heritage Site in Kathmandu such as Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, and Patan Durbar Square. 
  • Exploring the most classy and tourist destination in Nepal- Pokhara. 

Since Annapurna Circuit Trekking is an adventure trekking in Nepal, we need to maintain a good level of fitness by doing prior short trekking or hiking. Actually, Annapurna Circuit Trekking is not for beginners and even not for people of all ages. However, Luxury Holidays Nepal's experienced and professional team is always there to make your adventurous Annapurna Circuit Trekking moderate to easy. 

If you are looking for other Annapurna trekking packages, we also offer ABC Trek, Poonhill Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, and many more. Read more about the Complete Guide for Annapurna Circuit Trek.

Trip Facts

  • Trip CodeLHN05
  • Duration23 Days
  • Pricefrom US$1550 / person
  • GradeDifficult
  • DestinationNepal
  • Min Pax2-15 pax
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Outline Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and Pre-trip meeting.

After arriving in Kathmandu, a representative from Luxury Holidays Nepal will pick up from the airport and take to your hotel. In the afternoon, you may take a rest or visit Luxury Holidays Nepal’s office. At evening, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your tour and trekking guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your trip. This includes a final briefing and preparations for the trip. For the meeting, please make sure you bring your passport, three copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During the meeting, please clear the due balance, if any. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving late and therefore are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting. After the pre-trip meeting, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Luxury Holidays Nepal. For dinner, you will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine, which will introduce you to the country’s food culture. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: Timber House Nepal
  • Max. Altitude: 1300 m/ 4265 ft
  • Meals: Welcome Dinner Included

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What's Included

  • Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport on a private vehicle.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu (Timber House Nepal or similar Category) and in Pokhara (Mount Kailash  Resort or similar category) in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks in twin sharing bed basis.
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara valley with private vehicles
  • All standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Local bus from Kathmandu to Khudi, Luxurious tourist bus transportation from Pokhara-Kathmandu and by private vehicle Nayapul to Pokhara.
  • All necessary paper works, Conservation entry permits, TIMS permit
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people).
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner in Kathmandu in a typical Nepali restaurant with the cultural dance performance in the evening.
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Luxury Holidays Nepal's sleeping bag, T-shirt, duffle bags, city and trekking routes maps - if necessary.
  • All government taxes and official expenses.

What's Excluded

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Annapurna Circuit Trek Trip Map

Cost included

  • Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport on a private vehicle.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu (Timber House Nepal or similar Category) and in Pokhara (Mount Kailash  Resort or similar category) in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks in twin sharing bed basis.
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara valley with private vehicles
  • All standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Local bus from Kathmandu to Khudi, Luxurious tourist bus transportation from Pokhara-Kathmandu and by private vehicle Nayapul to Pokhara.
  • All necessary paper works, Conservation entry permits, TIMS permit
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people).
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner in Kathmandu in a typical Nepali restaurant with the cultural dance performance in the evening.
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Luxury Holidays Nepal's sleeping bag, T-shirt, duffle bags, city and trekking routes maps - if necessary.
  • All government taxes and official expenses.

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Rated 5 based on 10 reviews

Annapurna circuit Trek

Annapurna circuit Trek

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Annapurna was way beyond my expectations. I traveled to Nepal last December especially because I had nothing much to do at that time and I saw Annapurna circuit trek package online at affordable prices by luxury holiday Nepal. When I reached Tribhuwan airport, Guide was already there waiting for me. He carried my bag to the car and my accommodation was in the hotel Holy Himalaya that night. Thus our trek began. We walked in the Himalayan grounds; through waterfalls, rivulets, paddies fields, suspension bridges, forests, and villages. It was an incredible experience. It was like living in harmony with the beautiful nature and healthy lifestyle away from city noises, rushes, and pollution. However, the stay in Nepal had already found its place in my head; as a beautiful memory. This is only possible through their support and care. Thank you!

, Germany

Best Trip ever

Best Trip ever

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We just finished an amazing  Annapurna Circuit Trek. When we land at Kathmandu airport, we were greeted by Bikash and make us feel comfortable by giving us a short tour of Thamel. Our guide was excellent, energetic, and helpful with every aspect of the trek, and have very interesting Knowledge about the wildlife and culture on Annapurna Circuit Trek. Enjoyed the whole trip, the trek was amazing and it was done in a very safe manner. We were provided with good food, comfortable accommodation, and excellent guidance. Looking forward to doing more treks with Luxury Holidays Nepal.

, United Kingdom

Trekking in Himalayas- Annapurna Circuit

Trekking in Himalayas- Annapurna Circuit

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Hello everyone, last month I and my friend, John had trek to Annapurna Base Circuit. The circuit was exciting and fabulous. In the entire circuit we had explored Tilicho Lake situated in the highest altitude of Nepal. In the Himalayas of Nepal we had a adventurous trip. It was best memory we could ever made. We were also able to explore the Tibetan culture and vegetation of Nepal. We made lots of memory during the trip with Luxury holidays Nepal. I personally would like to recommend friends to visit Nepal with Luxury Holidays Nepal. In the harsh trail of Annapurna Base Circuit you need a good porter and guides. we had nice experience with Guides as well. They were very kind and down to earth. Thank you Luxury Holidays Nepal for providing such a nice team.

, United States

Classical Annapurna and Epic Trekking

Classical Annapurna and Epic Trekking

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It was so amazing trek of my entire life to Annapurna. Our collage group of 7 was in Annapurna trekking last December. We had round Annapurna trekking. LHN was our trek operator. Annapurna round trip was so amazing where we had lots of views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri from different angles and locations. It was 360 Annapurna trek where we visited typical gurung village and Tibetan village. It was so nice to explore such a wonderful region in Himalayas. We walked through rough and terrain path where we had one Guide mr. Akash Gurung who was also fluent French guide. We had not to worry because our heavy baggage was carried by strong porters. We had lots of fun, we ate different Nepali foods and we also tasted typical Nepali Brandy too. We were in one of finest luxurious hotel in Kathmandu. That trip was so amazing and more than our imagines. So thank you LHN for such a great memories for us. Every trekker can rely on LHN. Thank you!

, France

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Luxury Holidays Nepal

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Luxury Holidays Nepal

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Our trek was organized by Luxury Holidays Nepal. This is the most challenging and beautiful trip I have ever made. The view along the way was so beautiful which I feel the trip was very short and never want to get back to my busy life hahaha!!! LHN gave me a sense of security so I am so much happy that I was with LHN team. Thank you, I will be back soon on my next vacation.

, New Zealand

My first trek at altitude and not the last with Luxury Holidays Nepal

My first trek at altitude and not the last with Luxury Holidays Nepal

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23 best days on the Annapurna Circuit Mountain trek.
A big 'Thank you' to Ram( our guide)  for looking after us at 3500m and
Well done to Luxury Holidays Nepal for organizing a great trek.

, Australia

Trekking in the off season but Marvelous Experience !!!

Trekking in the off season but Marvelous Experience !!!

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We knew  that we were trekking during “monsoon” season. We were very lucky  that we  got heavy rain on the trail.  Our guide, Krishna, made us sure that we would begin our trekking early so the we could escape the rain during hiking in the daytime.  We were so thankful to have such a knowledgeable and experienced guide. Not only had he done the route a million times, he was able to answer our endless curiosities about Nepali culture, and he even taught us some of the language along the way. Krishna and our porter Ramesh made sure we always had everything we needed, and they kept us upbeat and laughing even when the trail got tough.

Overall, we had a fantastic time! We were very lucky to catch impressive glimpses of the Annapurna’s, and we loved being there in the off-season when it wasn’t so crowded at the guesthouses. Another highlight was the incredible waterfalls and display of wildflowers in Annapurna Region. We are very happy that we were with LHN Pvt.Ltd which made our vacation truly spectacular….

, Switzerland

Astounding experience of trekking to Annapurna Region, Nepal

Astounding experience of trekking to Annapurna Region, Nepal

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My trekking to Annapurna Region was beyond expectation. I never had any trekking experience but my first experience was really awesome. Our guide Ram was very energetic and helpful; he never made us rush, he was always with us on our pace and always encouraging. Even though it was my first trekking experience, I didn’t feel any difficulties because of our guide and porters.

And the entire credit goes to LHN Pvt. Ltd who operates  exciting Nepal tours and trekking. I recommend you to go with LHN if anybody is planning to go Nepal. They will surely make your vacation memorable like mine. Thank you Ram and LHN team!!

, Germany

“Perfect weather on the perfect adventure”

“Perfect weather on the perfect adventure”

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I had a brilliant time with LHN on my first ever trekking holiday. I really appreciated being in a small group of two as it meant that our plans were easily adapted to suit more of what we wanted along the way. RC was a wonderful guide, who really looked after us especially when my fellow trekker fell ill, as well as being hugely entertaining, friendly, caring and passionate about the trek, Nepal and life itself!

Rajan, our porter, was amazing; I just wish I could have spoken Nepalese to him! In comparison with another tour company, ours was much better organized and the service was far better and respectful with private transfers between KTM and Pokhara. I definitely recommend Luxury Holidays Nepal and would use them again.

Visited December 2016

, United States

Great value for money & fun tour

Great value for money & fun tour

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As I was going on my own, initially I planned to find a female guide for my trek, however, I was getting lazy and didn't want to take care of transport etc. on my own, so in the end, I chose to join a package from this tour company because of the speed they have replied my emails and the attractive price quoted for low season (Jun).

This was my first trek in Nepal, and my guide (whom also acted as my porter)- Ramu paid attention to many small details throughout the whole trip, from the numerous breaks during trekking to even cutlery I used for my meals. And it is a good experience to learn something about Nepalese people while talking to him in the few days I was travelling with him.

And special mention to Nabraj my driver for Kathmandu and Nagarkot part of the trip, he is a very nice guy and cares a lot about my safety and comfort during driving, he warned me every time when the road was getting bumpy, and he kept me entertained during our trip to Nagarkot. 

And my guide on the first day to Kathmandu is also amazing, (I am sorry, I forgot his name), he is knowledgeable with very good English, and he could tell me a bit more about political situation in Nepal which is very interesting to me. He is very helpful in all ways too, helping me to buy a SIM card and all.

Despite the earthquake and the fuel crisis, the sights in Nepal are still worth seeing, and there is not much effect on tourists. Yes, some of the world heritage sites are partially damaged during the earthquake, and yes, sometimes there are power outages. However, it is still worth going, and your support to this country by going there is going to directly help the Nepalese people, as tourism is like the most important industry there.

, Australia

Accommodation
Luxury Holidays Nepal provides you 4 stars hotels in Kathmandu and Teahouse/Lodge throughout the journey. Teahouse and lodge have the rooms with just the basics, normally with a bed, blanket and pillows. Some rooms have an electric lighting system and every teahouse/lodge has a capacious dining room and lounge. We will provide you and your group at the lodge which is locally available every day (In some places rooms cannot be booked in advance). If you want to upgrade accommodation in cities, then contact us for cost detail. Accommodation in Kathmandu(Timber House Nepal or similar category) and In Pokhara (Mount Kailash Resort or similar category) and for 5 stars hotel in Kathmandu (Gokarna Forest Resort or similar category) and in Pokhara (Pokhara Grande or similar category).

Luggage:
Throughout the trip of Mountain Trekking, your luggage is carried and moved by the porters. You should carry the water bottle, sunscreen, camera, spare jacket, etc. Your main luggage will be your trekking bag and you can carry a small lockable bag that will provide safety. You are provided with a free locker room in a hotel in Kathmandu. The weight allowance in domestic airlines of Nepal is up to 15 kg and for more weight, you have to pay US$1 per/kg depending on the area.

Food on the way (Journey): 
All meals are included in the price. Travelers take their breakfast and dinner at the tea house where they stay and lunch is taken during the trail in the local lodge.

Transportation on Journey
Luxury Holidays Nepal will offer you a private vehicle for airport transferal and sightseeing. Local Bus Kathmandu-Khudi and Luxurious tourist bus for Pokhara-Kathmandu. Private vehicle for Nayapul-Pokhara.

Group Leader during the journey: 
Luxury Holidays Nepal will facilitate you with the trained traveling guide in your group. There will be a single porter for a couple of people.

Payment of the Due Balance:
The rest amount of your trip can be paid in our office after your arrival or via online payment before your arrival in Nepal (Online payment). If you choose to settle your holiday balance by credit card a handling charge of 4% on the outstanding balance is made. There is no handling charge for payment by bank transfer.

Communication during Journey:
Annapurna Base camp Trek is a moderate level trek so you can find the telephone and internet facilities in most of the places.

Vouchers:
If you have purchased a voucher for the tour, please inform us which tour date suits you as soon as you are certain. We need time to purchase your domestic air ticket and make other arrangements so please confirm your spot on a tour at least 2 months prior to the commencement of the tour. Your booking on a particular tour date is subject to the availability of spots. Also, please send us your redemption code and voucher number through this link (Voucher Redemption).

Visa:
You can get a visa at Kathmandu airport upon arrival. Please bring 2 photos for the visa. Expect to have some waiting time in the queue for obtaining your visa. You can also get your visa prior to coming on the tour by contacting your closest Nepali embassy.

Tourist Visa Fee Details

Days

Updated Tourist Visa Fees

15 Days (Multiple Entry)

USD 30

30 Days (Multiple Entry)

USD 50

90 Days (Multiple Entry)

USD 125

Visa Extension (Within Valid Visa Period)

USD 3 per day

Visa Extension (With Multiple Entry)

Additional USD 25

Visa Extension (After Visa Expiration)

Late fee USD 5 per day

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Booking your international flight:
If you don't have a regular travel agent then you can check for international flight options at one of these sites.
makemytrip.comwww.kayak.comwww.vayama.com
They usually have good offers.
For more details: (See the international flights page)

When and where should you arrive?
Please book your international flight to arrive and depart from Kathmandu international airport. The tour starts with an orientation meeting at about 5 pm on the first night of the tour and ends on after the scheduled trip after breakfast.
You will be received outside the Kathmandu international airport terminal by representatives holding a "Luxury Holidays Nepal" sign card and he will escort you to the Hotel. 
If you plan to arrive early or depart late, please make sure you make extra hotel arrangements by contacting at [email protected]
After you purchase your international air ticket, please contact us to give your flight details.

Currencies are accepted in Nepal: 
Some major currencies (USD, AUD, and EURO) are accepted for both VISA and in general. There are plenty of ATM's in Kathmandu, Chitwan and Pokhara and credit cards are accepted in limited shops and many restaurants. Please note that only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek.

Health Issues:
The altitude sickness will get from 3000 meters.  Normally below three 3000 meters will not have altitude-related problems usually for people for stable health. But above it can cause altitude-related sickness. If you have a health condition which might cause problems, please consult a doctor about the advisability of doing the trek. For Your information, your traveling guide will also have pills for Altitude Sickness and other basic medicine. We recommend you take pills for diarrhea, cold, fever and nausea.

Insurance/Evacuation: 
We do not hope that there may arise any serious problem for you in your journey, but if you get caught by serious illness then we will do our best to take you to the nearest hospital possible. But you will be responsible for all the expenses that take place in the evacuation process. So, it is good for you to have insurance which will cover your cost. Be Insured. (See the travel insurance page)

Mount Everest:
If you want to see a close view of Mt. Everest and Himalayan peaks, we can arrange mountain flights. You can contact [email protected] to book. To know more about Mount Everest Scenic Flight by plane, please click here and Everest Scenic Flight by Helicopter click here.

Trip Extensions
If you like our service and you want to extend your trip, then we can further organize your trip to IndiaBhutan and Tibet. And other trekking and activities of Nepal like Everest TrekLangtang TrekManaslu TrekBunjee JumpingRaftingPeak ClimbingTours, etc.

Tips:
A general rule of thumb for tipping is from USD 40 to USD 70 per Traveler, depending on the length of the trek. Porters do appreciate a personal tip, although it is not uncommon for the Guide and his Porters to pool the tips they have collected before splitting it amongst themselves, with the Guide is getting a little more for overseeing the welfare and safety of both the Travelers and Porters as a whole. That said, this is just a guide and you may tip, however much you think is appropriate for the services rendered which made your trip a memorable one.

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During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect.

Annapurna Circuit Trek FAQs

  • Is Annapurna Trek is the best trekking in Nepal?

Annapurna is often recognized as the best trekking destination in Nepal as Everest Trekking. The challenging journey of Round Annapurna Massif with a much exciting thrill and adventure makes Annapurna circle Trek one of the best and most popular trekking in Nepal. The classic routes, isolated land and the unique and distinctive nature with diverse cultures are enough to make this trail as the best trekking route in Nepal. 

  • How Long does Annapurna Round Trek go for?

Annapurna Round Trek is simply one best long trekking in Nepal. It is around 23 days trekking including arrival, Kathmandu sightseeing, and departure. 

  • How Challenging Annapurna trekking is?

Annapurna trekking is among the most challenging trekking in Nepal. The Hardness to walk in the lengthy snow trails, with the chilly wind, extreme cold, and unpredictable weather is the major factor making this trekking in Annapurna region one of the tough and dangerous trekking routes. 

  • What are the best clothes for Annapurna Circuit Trek?

You have to take warm clothes through the trekking. Clothing like Fleece jacket, Trekking trousers, and shots, trekking shirts, Shoes, etc needed in the high altitude Trek. 

  • What equipment and gear are required for Annapurna Circuit Trek?

In this trek, you need some equipment like Clothing, Rain Gear, Head Gear, Hand-Gear, Footwear, Sleeping Accessories, Personal Gears, and some hiking or trekking gears.

  • Is there any option for Annapurna trek with 5-Star Accommodation?

Yes, you can do Annapurna Trek with 5-star accommodation. Accommodation in luxury hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara can be arranged, However, there is no star hotel on the trekking trails but standard guest houses are also offering the best quality services.

  • Is there any Luxury Annapurna Trek?

Luxury Holidays Nepal is the renowned luxury packages operator. More than 50 luxury packages are in the service of LHN. Luxury ABC Trek is the best luxury package for Annapurna Trekking. 

For more questions, check out All FAQs.

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