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  • Destination: Annapurna
  • Group Size: 01
  • Maximum altitude: 5416
  • Best Season: All around the year the year
  • Grade Info: Hard
  • Transportation: Bus
  • Total Days: 23 Days
  • Walking Hour: 5 to 7 hours per day

Annapurna complete trek is a best option for trekkers those who would like to explore mount Annapurna completely, this trek is inside the Annapurna conservation area which is 7629 Km squire and it is a largest conservation area of Nepal. Our Complete Annapurna trek itinerary provide a great opportunity to the adventure lovers include Annapurna circuit, Annapurna Base camp as well as poon hill trek with this single trip, we do not require separate TIMS ( Trekkers information  management system ) and Annapurna conservation area park fees permit.

Annapurna complete trek is in Annapurna region which is the best labeled as the most trendy incentive trekking purpose of Nepal. Annapurna complete trek has been proved as a highly admired and remarkable trekking route in the Annapurna region since it opened to foreign trekkers in 1977. This three weeks’ trek starts right from Besishahar and turns along the Marshyangdi River with great view of Annapuran Himalayan peaks . This splendid trek leads you to the fine village occupied by a wide variety of people from different cultural groups. As it continues to the north of the main Himalayan variety on to the high and dry Tibetan Plateau, the scenery is equally breathtaking from the each and every corner.

Annapurna complete trek cover almost all the trekking trails of Annapurna region. The Mt. Fishtial ( Machapuchre ) and Mt. Annapurna which we view from different prospective during the Annapurna circuit trek and we reach to the  base camp of those both mountains during our Annapurna base camp trek with this single itinerary. The highest point of this trek is 5416 meters up from the sea level which trekkers has to pass during the Annapurna circuit trek. The best way to do Annapurna circuit trek is anti clockwise.

Annapurna Complete Trek Altitude Chart

Annapurna Complete Trek Altitude Chart

Annapurna complete trek offer

Annapurna complete trek covers all the attraction of Annapurna region trek such as Poon hill, Ghnadrung, Manang village, Throngla high pass  5416 meters, A holy Hindu temple Muktinath , Tato pani ( A Natural hot spring ),  Machapuchre base camp meters, Annapurna base camp 4130 Meters,  great view of Annapurmna full range with Mt Dhaulagiri from poon hill.  Trekkers enjoy the culture of Gurung and Thakali  society and touch with their hospitality.  Kali Gandaki valley which is the world deepest valley is an another attraction of the Annapurna complete trek. A beautiful city of Nepal , Pokhara is another coolest part of this trek.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Land in Kathmandu (1400m)

Day 02: Free and arrangement day.

Day 03: From Kathmandu Drive to Bulbule (923m; 7 hrs drive).

Day: 04: Bulbule to Chamje (1410m; 5/6 hrs trek)

Day 05: Chyamje to Bagarchhap (2160m;  7 hrs trek)

Day 06: Bagarchhap to Chame (2630m; 6 hrs trek)

Day 07: Chame to Pisang (3300m; 5 hrs trek)

Day 08: Pisang to Manang (3500m; 5/6 hrs trek)

Day 09: Acclimatization day in Manang.

Day 10: Manang to Ledar (4,250m; 5/6 hrs trek)

Day 11: Ledar to Phedi or High camp (4,600m; 6/7 hrs trek)

Day 12: Phedi to Mukti Nath (3,710m; 8.5 hrs trek)

Day 13: Mukti Nath to Jomsom (2750m; 7 hrs trek) Via Kagbeni.

Day 14:  Jomsom- Drive to Tatopani(1190m; 4 hrs drive) Natural hot spring.

Day 15: Trek down to Ghorepani (2874 m; 8.5 hrs trek).

Day 16: Ghorepani- Poon Hill (3210 m) to Tadapani (2630 m; 5-6hrs trek)

Day 17: Tadapani to Chhomrung (2150 m; 4-5 hrs trek)

Day 18: Chhomrung to Dovan(2600 m) or Himalaya Hotel. (4-5 hrs)

Day 19: Dovan to Annapurna Base Camp (Sanctuary).  (4130m; 7-8 hrs trek)

Day 20: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2,300m; 6-7 hrs)

Day 21: Bamboo to Chhomrung (2150 m; 5-6 hrs)

Day 22: Chhomrung to Ghandruk (1,940 m; 5 /6 hrs trek)

Day 23: Ghandruk -Pokhara (820m; 1.5/2 hrs drive)

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 01: Land in Kathmandu


Once you land in Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), our representatives will be there to receive you and drive you to your hotel,

Day 02: Free and arrangement day.

Today is a leisure day. We can do some last minute shopping for trekking such as trekking gears, canned food and so on. We can also buy beautiful and unique handicrafts to take back as souvenir back home. We can visit the World Heritage Sites such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupati Nath, Swayambu Nath or Boudha Nath among others.

Day 03: From Kathmandu Drive to Bulbule (923m).

From Kathmandu, we start early for our drive to Bulbule. The road up to Besisahar is quite good, but from there on we continue on rocky roads for about 45 minutes to reach Bulbule. Overnight at tea house.

Day: 04: Bulbule to Chamje (1410m).

On the first day of the trek, we cross through various suspension bridges, waterfalls and continue past rice paddies and forests. Once we reach the cliff in Jagat, we can view the Marsyangdi Khola below and rocky hills all around.  The bee hives at the top of the cliffs is an attraction of the day’s trip. In a short while we reach Chamje where we spend the night.

Day 05: Chyamje to Bagarchhap (2160m).

We will begin the day by trekking uphill following the cool Marshyangdi river to reach Tal (1,657m). we will have officially entered Manang district by now. We will climb a long stone stairway to reach at height of 1,860m. We will trek uphill and downhill until we reach Dharapani (1,890m).  We can see different centuries old Chortens here.  From here, we will ascend to reach Bagarchhap (2,160m) which is a small Buddhist village heavily influenced by Tibetan culture. We will stay overnight stay in a guest house.

Day 06: Bagarchhap to Chame (2630m).

Today we will trek uphill on a rocky trial to reach Tyanja (2,360m). We will walk through the forests and on bank of rivers to reach Kopar (2,590m). From there, we will trek uphill to Chame (2,630m). It is a small town and also the headquarter of Manang district. We can have a breathtaking view of the Annapurna range. There are two hot springs here where we can take a bath. We’ll stay overnight in a guest house.

Day 07: Chame to Pisang (3300m).

Trek from Pisang to Manang

We will trek through a deep forest and a narrow valley today. We will cross beautiful rivers on wooden bridges and suspension bridges at heights of 2,910m and 3,040m. we will have beautiful views of mountains all along to keep us refreshed. From here, we will climb to Pisang which is at a height of 3,200m. we will stay the night in a guest house.

Day 08: Pisang to Manang (3500m).

We will trek through the dried terrain of the Manang district. We will walk through beautiful settlements and we might see a caravan if lucky. From Pisang, we can choose a route north or south of Marsyangdi and reach Mungji. The southern route of Hongde is easier as it involves less climbing than the northern route of Ghyaru. However, the northern route is more scenic than former. From Mungji, we will trek upwards through Bryanga (3,475m) to reach Manang (3,500m) where we will be spending the night.

Day 09: Acclimatization day in Manang.

We will spend the day exploring and acclimatizing to the climate and terrain of Manang. We will walk or go for very short hikes. We can go to viewpoints from where we can get great view of the Annapurna range. At evening we will come back to our hotel and have a good dinner and a good night’s sleep.

Day 10: Manang to Ledar (4,250m).

Acclimatization day in Manang

We will trek uphill ascend to nearly another 2000m via the majestic Thorung La Pass. We will leave the Manang early today as we will have to trek for a long time. We will make our ascend up through Jarsang Khola Valley. From there, we will climb up to Ledar (4,250m). From here, the vegetation starts to get sparser. On reaching Ledar, we will take rest at a local inn.

Day 11: Ledar to Pedi or High camp (4,600m).

From today our downhill trek begins. We will descend and then cross a dwindling river at 4,310m. From there, we once again climb to Phedi (4,420m). From there, we will continue our trial uphill until we reach high camp at height of 4,600m.

Day 12: Phedi to Mukti Nath (3,710m).

Phedi to Mukti Nath

We will now continue our trek downhill to reach Mukti Nath, the famous temple. We will cross the Thorung La Pass at 5,416m. On reaching Mukti Nath, we can receive blessings from the priests. We will spend the night in a local guest house.

Day 13: Mukti Nath to Jomsom (2750m) Via Kagbeni.

From Muktinath, we follow a path of the Jomsom trek where we descent through meadows, streams and fruit trees to reach Kagbeni. Look around the old village then keep moving downwards from Kagbeni we reach Jomson, Kali Gandaki valley.

Today we will trek down to reach Marpha, which is a small Thakali settlement of around 150 houses. There are ancient monasteries in this region which are of great religious and historical advantage. We can also visit the apple brandy factory here. We will spend the night at a local guest house.

Day 14:  Jomsom- Drive to Tatopani(1190) Natural hot spring.

The road from Marpha to Kalopani is through a new trail past Chokhopani village which is a traditional Thakali village.  The panoramic views of the Himalayas include Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Annapurna and many other snow capped peaks.  From here we cross a river and a newly constructed road to finally reach Kalopani.

Day 15: Trek down to Ghorepani (1,200m).

We will trek downhill mostly through the lovely villages of Shikaha and Ghara. The vegetation starts to become denser as we trek downhill. We can go for exploration of beautiful Ghorepani once we reach here. We will stay the night at a local guest house.

Day 16: Ghorepani- Poon Hill to Tadapani: (5-6hrs)

Ghorepani poonhill trek

We will wake up early in the morning to reach Poonhill to catch the magnificent sunrise on mountains. We will trek to Poonhill which is a beautiful hill situated at height of (3,195m). the sunrise from here is truly magical as the sight of orange light shining on silver mountains is heavenly. We can also have great view of Annapurna I (8019m), and Manalsu (8156m) and Dhaulagiri 1 (8,167m) among others. In addition to that, we can also see the Nepal-Tibet border, 6000m deep gorge of Kali Gandaki. We will descend after some time to Ghorepani to have breakfast. From Ghorepani, we will descend once again through the beautiful forests to arrive at the village of Banthanti, from where we will finally go towards Tadapani.

Day 17: Tadapani to Chhomrung: (4-5 hrs)

On midday we will arrive to Chhomrung walking through the oak and rhododendron forests once again. We will stop in this Gurung village for delicious Gurung palette. We can go for a short walk to explore this highest permanent settlement in the region.

Day 18: Chhomrung to Dovan or Himalaya Hotel. (4-5 hrs)


We will now descend through stone staircase which will be relatively easy and then cross the cold Chhomrung Khola. Today along with rhododendron and oak forests, we will also walk through tall bamboo forests. We will ascent mostly throughout the day to reach Kuldi. From here, we will descend through the steep stone staircase to reach Dovan.

Day 19: Dovan to Annapurna Base Camp (Sanctuary).  (7-8 hrs)

Today we will ascent up from Dovan. The trial climbs high above the river, on lateral moraine, also down the other side to the glacier. We will trek up the bank or bed of glacier and then reach our destination Annapurna Base Camp (4,237m). From here, we get outstanding views of the regal Machhapuchhre along with Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna 1, Annapurna south, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and. The vegetation now gradually disappears on our way uphill to ABC and the path widen as we reach the Annapurna sanctuary. We are rewarded with astounding views of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna looming above us. We again get to relish mesmerizing views of the Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South , Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other peaks. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.

Day 20: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo. (6-7 hrs)

annapurna base camp trek

We will begin the day early today for a small ascent to witness another mesmerizing sunrise. The trek to Bamboo today will be downhill so it will be comparatively easy. Besides, the beautiful landscape will keep  us company throughout. Overnight stay in Bamboo.

Day 21: Bamboo to Chhomrung. (5-6 hrs)

We will trek uphill from Bamboo to Kuldi and then downhill walk along the Chhomrung Khola. We will climb the steep stone steps to Chommrung and then descend to Jhinu Danda. We can have the experience of enjoying bath in natural hot spring. From Sinuwa, the trail is downhill to Modi Khola. We will call it a day with a steep climb to Chhomtrung.

Day 22: Chhomrung to Ghandruk ( 5 to 6 hrs.)

ghandruk village

After having delicious breakfast at Chhomrung, we will big goodbye to the beautiful valley of Modikhola and lead towards Kim Rung Khola. We will walk through rural mountain villages and reach Kim Rung Khola. From there, we will trek towards the famous gurung village of Ghandruk, which is famous for its beauty and ambience.

Day 23: Ghandruk-Pokhara

After the break fast we take local sharing Jeep / bus to Pokhara which takes around hours.

Trip Cost US$ 1425 Per person
Cost Includes:
  • Pick up from the airport and Final drop to the airport by private vehicle.
  • Two night hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Your entire stander Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek, A Cup of Tea/ Coffee During the Breakfast.
  • Tea house Accommodations during the trek.
  • Equipment like sleeping bag, Down Jacket & needed things etc if you do not have your own. To be returned after the trip completed.
  • All ground transportation.
  • Well English speaking guide, friendly, experienced, with government license holder.
  • A Guide his , food, Transport, Accommodation, Salary, equipments, e.t.c. All paid.
  • A Strong Porter among the two trekkers ( one porter sharing among two member ) including all his expenses including full insurance during the trek.
  • Monastery fees.
  • A Trekking route map
  • An arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (Pay first and claim later with your insurance if policy cover.). If in case of worst case only.
  • Insurance of Guide.
  • Conservation area park fees.
  • TIMS (trekkers’ Information Management System.)
  • One night standard accommodation on B/B in Pokhara end of the trek.
  • First aid box with normal medical supplies, including Oximeter and pulse meter checker.
Cost Excludes:
  • All kind’s of Drink’s like Mineral water, beer Juice, Coke, fanta, other alcoholic hard drink’s, ETC.
  • Sweet things like chocolate and others.
  • An Extra Tea , coffee , Soups.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees. Click here for more details.
  • Extra hotel night and activities in Kathmandu.

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FAQs- Frequently Asked Questions

annapurna base camp trek

Trekking to a new place can always be nerve-wracking  disregard of the number of times you might have done it. Every place has its own culture, non-verbal norms and values, government policies and so on.

Having even the basic knowledge about the place can boost your confidence and give you a positive anticipation of the experience you can gain from the place.

If you are looking forward to trek in Nepal, this article will indeed be of great use to refer to. Answered below, are some of the most frequently asked questions about trekking in Nepal.

1. Is trekking difficult?

The difficulty level of the trek entirely depends upon the trek you chose.

If you happen to be trekking for the first time, or your physical condition does not permit you to (because of age or other medical conditions) you can always look for easy treks.

Easy treks have shorter number of days, less distance to be walked in a day, and relatively lower altitudes. You do not have to have prior experience or knowledge to trek to these places.

If you are adventurer and are looking for some thrill, you have plenty of options to choose from. Difficult treks have longer number of days. You will have to walk for 5-7hrs a day on an average and these treks are mostly situated in high altitudes. These treks also demand a good level of physical fitness.

Unlike other product, trekking is not about more for better. The difficulty level has got nothing to do with the experience you can gain from a trek.

Go for what you want to and what your physical ability will allow you to. Do not push yourself too hard. Trekking is not a competition. Its relaxation.

2. Is trekking expensive?

This entirely depends upon how much you are willing to spend on your trek. You can trek luxuriously by spending lavishly or you can backpack. It all depends upon how much your bank balance allows you to.

You will get accommodation for as less as 3-4$ per night, or you can pay up to 60-1004 per night for luxury resorts. On an average, you will need not more than 10$ for a meal. If you are looking for economical places, you can eat 3 meals for 10$! But eating at such places come at a great cost of low hygiene rate.

Bottom line: Nepal is not an expensive place when it comes to tourism. It is probably one of the places you can have the most economical luxury trek comparing to what a luxury trek would otherwise cost in your country!

3. What preparations should I make before trekking?

It is always a good idea to involve yourself in doing physical exercises before trekking. Not that you have to be all athletic and muscular to trek. An average level of physical fitness will make the journey less stressful.

Ending up with sore muscles, blisters, joint pain, and back pain can be very discomforting while trekking. This is unlikely to happen if you exercise beforehand.

Start exercising at least a month before the trek. You can do cardio exercises like running, jogging, long walks, cycling and swimming. Carry a light backpack along with you to get used to it. Gym work out can be a good option too. Just don’t over-do it.

If you are going on an easy trek, you need not be very physically fit. But prior exercising is still a good option. You will only make your journey more comfortable.

4. What are the things I need to pack?

There are a long list of things you will need for trekking. The things you carry can affect the entire experience of your journey. So make sure that while purchasing any gear, make no compromisation on the quality or the brand of the equipment.

Some of the equipments are listed below:

  • Lightweight trainers/shoes for wear in lodges.
  • Waterproof jacket.
  • Waterproof trousers.
  • Fleece jacket.
  • Down jacket.
  • Fleece/sweater
  • Light-weight fleece or wool vests.
  • Long or short-sleeved shirt; often more comfortable to wear than a fleece vest or T-shirt.
  • Warm hiking trousers.
  • Underwear.
  • Warm hat (can be purchased in Kathmandu for a couple of pounds).
  • Wide rimmed sun hat.
  • A good quality Ultra-light Backpacking Sleeping Bags that is comfort temperature up to -15 degree Celsius.. It is not necessary to carry ultra-light backpacking sleeping bags but ultra-light will reduce the backpack weight. Check out Best Backpacking Sleeping Bags Under $100 and best Ultra-light Backpacking Sleeping Bags.
  • 2 – 3 pairs good quality walking socks.
  • Warm gloves or mitts.
  • Large rucksack or Duffel bag. (55 to 70 liters)
  • Rucksack liner or thick bin bag.
  • Day sack. (25 to 40 liters)
  • Dark sunglasses.
  • High factor sun-cream.
  • Lip balm preferably with sun bloc.
  • Ear plugs. (Walls in lodges are very thin)
  • Head torch/torch and spare batteries.
  • 1 liter 2 water bottle.
  • Water purification kit. (On trek you will need to drink 3 – 4 liters of fluids each day)
  • Toiletries.
  • Small hand towel. (Do not bring large towel. They are bulky and heavy)
  • Toilet paper. (You can buy poor quality paper along the route)

5. Do I need special permission to trek?

You will not need trekking permits in any of the treks in the Everest region, the Annapurna region and also in the Langtang region. But you will have to pay entry fees while entering a conservation area or a national park.

Trekking permits are a must for trekking in the restricted regions. The permits are available for purchase in the department of immigration located in Dillibazaar, Kathmandu. For further information, refer to-


6. Is drinking water easily available?

Availability of drinking water is not the problem. The problem is the cost of it at higher altitude. As you gain height, the price of water rises up to 2-3$ per liter.

An alternative way of getting drinking water is by having your water bottles filled in tea houses. Tea houses will provide you boiled water for about 0.4-0.7$ per liter. They are completely safe for drinking.

Therefore, do not forget to take at least two water bottles with you.

7. What kind of food is available during trekking?

Food is not of any concern while trekking. You will get all kinds of cuisines. For breakfast, tea houses will provide you with eggs cooked in your preferred style along with pan cakes, bread butter, roti, and so on.

Various other dishes like pizza, pasta, momo, chowmein and many more are also available. The most preferred dish is Dal Bhaat. It is a typical Nepali meal. Rice is served with vegetable curry, lentils, tomato chutney and meat curry. The best part- an extra helping will no cost you extra! The meal is highly nutritional. It will also keep you fueled for long walks.

8. What kind of accommodation should I expect?

Accommodation depends upon the type of trekking you are going for. There are two types of trekking

1. Tea house trekking:

You will be spending your night in tea houses. Tea houses are local lodges and hotels. They are small and comfortable enough. Most rooms are shared with two small cots that have mattress, pillows and sheets. If you need spare blankets, you can always ask for it. The rooms have attached bathroom, western flush designed and shower. You will have to pay for hot shower and electricity.

Dormitories are also available and a very low cost of about 3-4$ per night. These come with common toilets and bathrooms.

The cleanliness of the rooms may not live up to your expectations. Bring your own pillow if possible. Conjunctivitis is a common case you might fall sick of.

2. Camp treks

In this type, you will spend your nights in tented camps. Such treks mostly lie in the restricted regions. These regions do not have enough facilities to accommodate many people.

9. What are the risks associated with trekking?

Trekking is an extreme sport and does come with a lot of risks. Some unavoidable risks are avalanche, heavy rainfall, earthquake, landslide and other such natural calamities.

You might fall and injure yourself or catch some viral flue. The deadliest risk of trekking is AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness. This sickness occurs when a great altitude is gained and the body fails to adjust to the changing pressures associated with it. Anyone can fall a victim of the sickness and if not treated in time, it can be fatal.

10. How to avoid Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)?

There is absolutely nothing you can do to prepare your body for altitude sickness. But yo can take few precautionary measures to avoid it. They are-

  1. Attain height gradually and slowly
  2. As you cross over 2000meters, reduce your number of walking hours and walk slow
  3. Drink plenty of water
  4. Take ample rest. Take more rest if you feel like your body is asking for it
  5. Eat high caloric food
  6. Avoid smoking or drinking

11. How to diagnose AMS?

In order to detect AMS, you need to be aware of the symptoms of them. They are-

  1. Headache
  2. Nausea and vomiting
  3. Dizziness
  4. Tiredness
  5. Loss of appetite
  6. Upset stomach
  7. Feeling unsteady
  8. Shortness of breath
  9. Increased heart rate
  10. Difficulty sleeping

If you notice any of the symptoms, take immediate precautionary measures such as:

  1. Do not climb any higher for the next 48 hours
  2. Descend to a lower altitude if possible
  3. Take complete rest until you feel well
  4. Do not exercise
  5. Do not smoke
  6. Drink plenty of water
  7. Take external oxygen supply if necessary
  8. Take anti-sickness medicines

If you see no further improvement in your heath within the next 48 hours, you will have to be deported to Kathmandu in a helicopter. Therefore, do not forget to issue and insurance that will cover you helicopter reuse cost.

12. Do I need a guide/porter to trek?

There is no such hard and fast rule that you must have one. But it is highly advisable to travel with them. Some of the treks cannot be trekked without a guide most of them are the restricted ones.

A guide is someone who will help you with navigations. He will also have a better idea about the places to live in and eat at can negotiated prices for you. They will also help you during medical emergencies.

A porter is someone who will carry your load for you so that you can enjoy long walks.

In case you hire them, you are entirely responsible for providing them with trekking gears, food and accommodation and other medical facilities.

Guide/porter as also available these days. These are people who play the role of both a guide and a porter. Hiring them will save you from bearing an additional cost.

13. Can I trek solo?

To some places, yes. But trekking solo in the restricted area is completely forbidden. You will have to trek in a group.

A lot of people trek solo in Nepal and have thoroughly enjoyed. Trekking solo has its own benefits. You will not have to adjust your schedule according to anyone. You can also follow your own route as you wish to. Also, finding your way, especially in the non-restricted regions, is very easy. The routes are well marked and pretty straight.

Nepal is completely safe for solo trekkers. But you will also have to be a little more careful while travelling alone.

14. What is the difference between trekking independently and trekking with an agency?

Trekking independently means trekking without an agency. You can hire a guide or a porter if you want to. You may also have a trekking partner. But the entire journey depends upon the way you want to take it.

In treks organized by agencies, they will have a well-planned schedule designed for you which you will have to strictly follow. Most of the times, you will be travelling with a group. The agency will also provide you with a guide and a porter. Trekking with an agency will be a little more expensive than trekking independently or solo.

15. Which is the best season to trek in Nepal?

Every season as its own charm. However, the best seasons are spring lasting from April to May and autumn lasting from September to November.

In these two season, Nepal sees the maximum number of tourists who come to trek. These are the busiest months of the year. The weather is highly pleasant and favorable for long walks. The trails are blossoming with fresh leaves and flowers. The clear skies allow you to get a great view of the magnificent Himalayas.

Recommended Packing list for Annapurna complete trek.

Annapurna packing list


  • 2 quick drying long base layer shirts.
  • 2 trekking shirts short sleeve
  • 2 Thermal underwear – base layer.
  • 2 liner socks
  • 3 pair woolen blend trekking socks.
  • 2 pair trekking pants with zip off bottoms
  • 2 fleece sweaters – one lightweight, one heavier
  • Sandels.

 Outer layers. 

  • 1 wind/rain proof overlayer- jacket and pants
  • 1 down jacket. ( -20 D.C )
  • 1 down vest
  • 1 warm winter hat
  • 1 lightweight thermal layer hat
  • 1 peak hat
  • 1 pair of gloves
  • 1 Pair trekking boots.
  • 1, Head lamp with extra batteries,
  • 1 sleeping bag heavy ( -20 D.C)
  • 1 watch with alarm
  • 1 Sun glasses ( UV protection )
  • 1 camera with, extra batteries.
  • 2-3 portable chargers.

First Aid

  • Diamox – for altitude
  • Advil
  • Aleve
  • Vicks vapor rub
  • Sunscreen
  • chapstick
  • anti nauseant – you tend to feel just a bit nauseaus a lot at altitude.
  • immodium – diarrhea is common at altitued.
  • bandaids
  • blister bandaids or moleskin
  • eye drops
  • advil cold and dinus
  • nasal moisturizer – altitude causes nasal cavities to be very dry, nasal moisturizer was very helpful.
  • Q-tips
  • tweezers
  • tiger balm.


  • Foot powder (for Deb’s stinky feet)
  • Toilet paper
  • shampoo
  • soap
  • micro fibre towel
  • Gold Bond – this just feels good all the time.

Important information before booking , Lodging / Food and other.

Maximum trekkers go for the normal trek and would want to stay in the basic guesthouse, there are few things that they must be aware about these teahouses and there are not so much luxuries tea houses were available in the Annapurna trekking routes.

Rooms and Beds

About the rooms in Guest lodge / Tea houses they are simplified with two or three twin beds even four beds some of the guest houses. Sometimes there is the availability of a table, a small cupboard as well. The rooms are neat and tidy however if cleanliness, carrying the sleeping bag always helps. The rooms are comfy, the bedding is good with a pillow and blanket. Occasionally in some of the guesthouses, there are dormitory styled rooms as well where the rooms must be shared by few travelers.

Toilets and Showers

The other most important thing after a lodging is getting a comfortable bathroom. The shared toilets and the bathrooms are separate in most of the guesthouses. The toilets may be outside the building as well in many of the lodges. Cold shower is available anytime however, extra charges is applicable for hot showers in all the teahouses. Some where it is also possible to buy a bucket of hot water. The toilets are mostly a squat one with a ceramic basin fitted on the ground. The western styled toilets are found very rarely in this areas. Since at some of the guesthouses, toilets are placed outside the main building, carrying a torch for the night time is a good idea.

Electricity, Charging Points and Wi-Fi

Most of the teahouses / guest house are facilitated with solar electricity. The rooms may have a bulb fitted in it but the charging points may not be available. To charge your devices, the charging points are present in the communal hall or the reception area. Around 1-2$ must be paid for charging the electronic device per hour.

Wi-Fi is available in most of the guesthouses. Extra charges are applicable for using the Wi-Fi in the guesthouses you will be residing in, we can not expect for the

Food and Dining hall

One of the most important things while traveling definitely is the good and nutritious food. Most of the guesthouses in the Annapurna region facilitate with a wide variety of food menu. Pasta, pizza, momo, noodles, tuna bakes, bakery items and many more are included in the menu. However, the traditional rice, lentil and curry, the dal bhat tops the list of them all. The diet of traditional Nepali food is good not only for stomach but it also provides all the necessary nutrients to climb the high hills and the trekking routes. Like any other trails, Annapurna region also facilitates with a big communal hall which is warmed with the help of some fuel wood or with the cow dung cakes. All the travelers sit around to enjoy their food, share talks, accompany each other and well spend good times together. Kitchen is usually in a different room where no one is expected to enter.


The above information covers up almost everything you need to know about trekking. If you happen to have any queries, please feel free to leave a comment below or inbox us at [email protected]


The View was Simply Amazing, ABC trek December

had one of the most exciting trips of my life. Since I was traveling solo Mr Subash asked me to join the group of his who were travelling to Annapurna Base Camp. The team made sure I and other group trekkers get to experience all the important things on the trek. Our guide Mr. Suraj had a great sense of humor and communicated really well during the whole trip.
I just want to thank Exciting Nepal for giving me the best trip of my life and making my journey more exciting.

brain L, Australia

Matchless Adventure with Exciting Nepal, The best time

our adventure begins from Bulbule for our Annapurna Circuit trek. From the Beshishar we had to take another local bus, we had stopped overnight at Bulbule in simple lodge that our Guide Suman Arranged. The drive from Kathmandu to Bulbule was a bit longer as well as the condition of road was not that good.

Walking through the Riverside and crossing the suspension bridges which makes us never tired on our 6 hours to Chymje. Bagar chap, Chame was also the beautiful small villages on the route to Manang. Manang was a beautiful Himalayan village for acclimatization, Where there were many side trips trekkers can do. It was the right place for the acclimatization and visit beautiful trails with stunning views.

Manag to Ledher, Ledher was a bit difficult part due to the high altitude.

The most interesting and challenging part of our trek was passing over Throng-la, 5416 Meters, We woke up early in the morning, Our guide Suman did excellent work, there were many other trekkers and guide was following us during the pass was nearly 8 hours walk. The company also provided us snow spikes (light crampons) that makes very easy to walk during the pass. From the top of Thorng-la the trail goes down to 3700 Meters from 5416 Meters. Muktinath was very relaxing village where there was a very famous and ancient Hindu Temple.

We enjoyed hot spring (a natural hot spring) at Tato Pani it was very relaxing. Thank you Suman for your excellent work and thank you Subash for your professional arrangement.

Michael Landman, usa

An amazing Holiday Trip

It’s been quite a time that I’d been there. But yes, I still remember our pleasant journey to Sikles, Nepal. The astonishing views of the Annapurna Himal, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu, and Machhapuchhre, I don’t have to look at any pictures to remind them.

My trek to Sikles with Exciting Nepal was remarkable. The amazing Sikles village was the most beautiful village that I’ve ever seen. The Gurung people, so cheerful. They welcomed us with love and joy. Their traditional clothes and beautiful dances, they were incredible.

How wonderful were the pastoral landscapes, small hills, and lush jungles. Every time I remember the trek, I feel like going back to Nepal and go on amazing treks again. Well, I have to go soon (or I’ll grow old, I’m already 68). The trek was enjoyable. There wasn’t a single moment that I didn’t enjoy.

Thanks to Exciting Nepal. We’ll come Nepal soon. We rely on you. Hope you’ll organize a suitable trek for me and my wifey again.

Chris Hronek, Finland

Off the beaten wonderland!

After completing the popular treks of the Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp, I had decided that I would trek an off the beaten paths on a quiet adventure.
So, I booked the Helambu Langtang Trek as it was close to the capital city. This was my third time booking form the excitingnepal treks and expedition . And like every time, I was pretty impressed by their services.
The untouched, virgin landscapes of the region and the scenic mountain views were the highlight of the trek. I was also impressed by the accommodation services. The region is full of monasteries and other Buddhist heritages which gave a peaceful vibe all along the trail. Overall, a great experience perfect for all adventure seekers out there.

Anju g, usa

Exquisite nature trek in Annapurna region

This trek was an exquisite experience in the mountains. Me and my family loved every bit of the surreal journey. Everything was perfectly organized and managed. The accommodations were lovely and did not let us miss home even for a day.

Exciting Nepal proved to be a great service provider. Passing by the natural scenery made us reflect on our lives back in the city. The Annapurna region was absolutely gorgeous. The sunrise from various points in the trek was simply awe inspiring.

We got some quality time to spend with each other without distractions like mobile phones or any other gadgets in our hands. This incredible trek refreshed us to our core. Can’t wait to be back!

Joerge T, usa

One of the most beautiful treks ever

We heard a lot about the Annapurna Sanctuary trek from our friends and thus decided to do it on our known. The outstanding trails in the Annapurna region was full of great natural beauty and adventure.

We witnessed the lush forests and diverse landscapes in all its glory. The trail was comfortable and we could easily pass through the terrains. We also took some great pictures of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri mountain range.

The sunrise from Poonhill took our breath away. The cordial nature of the guide and the local people made our trip a memorable one. We were glad that we listened to our friend and booked our trips from Exciting Nepal Treks and Expeditions. Thank you for the memories!

Ronnen Ronnen2, Australia

Trek to Poonhill

Hello, we had an unique experience hiking 5days through the mountains in the Annapurna Region.

Communication and organization of the trip, with Shubash, was excellent and quick.

Our guide Shambhu and porter Ram were very knowledgeable, friendly, incredibly kind and authentic people!

Thanks! Sabine and Ralf

ralfweihbrecht, Stuttgart, Germany

Trek around Annapurna circuit

My friend and I went for our first trek in Nepal. Our guide, Bishnu Lamichhane and porter, Gokul were extremely helpful throughout the trip. Particularly our guide, Bishnu shared alot of information about the circuit, showed us the different peaks along the trek and advised us along the way about any risks. Would definitely recommend others to pick him as a guide. The process of going for the trek was made easy by Mr Subash as he advised us through email about any items we would need and even helped us with accommodation for the nights prior to the trek. Highly recommend Exciting Nepal

Ben Ong, singapore

Annapurna Circuit Trek

My friend and I embarked on the annapurna circuit trek on 8th December. It was our first trek ever, and also our first time in Nepal. Throughout the trek, our guide, Bishnu Lamichhane, was excellent. He spoke good english, was very knowledgable and always took the initiative to ensure that my friend and I was comfortable at teahouses or along the trekking route. He was especially helpful when it came to symptoms of altitude sickness, also advising other trekkers on weather and suitability of trekking despite having no obligation to do so. The owner of ExcitingNepal, Mr Subash, was also very responsive and answered every query via email promptly and in detail. For someone trekking for the first time in Nepal I felt I was well taken care of from start to finish and I found excellent service from Bishnu. I definitely recommend ExcitingNepal and Bishnu Lamichhane as a guide. I will be returning to trek in Nepal in the future, in the future, and I will be requesting for Bishnu as a guide again. A very good job.

Alexander Chan, singapore

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Mr. Subash K.C ventured into the tourism industry after completing his studies in Management Stream in 2001 at Tribhuvan University. Mr. K.C, born and brought up in the Lalitpur district, is keenly interested in exploring the different trekking routes. Getting the opportunity to work in the tourism industry helped him gather insights about trekking across Nepal. In addition, he also learned about customer care and group management.
By leading solo and group trekkers himself, he started collecting data about many trekking destinations in Nepal. He creates an enriching experience for national and international travelers through exceptional hospitality.

Apart from managing trekking and tours, Mr K.C also handles client inquiries, accommodation reservations, arrangements of transportation and flights, and other logistics. Recognizing the importance of personalized service, he proactively takes care of clients' needs and requirements. He is fluent in English and excels in organizing treks, tours, and adventure sports in Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan.

He is highly committed to promoting responsible tourism and prioritizes client satisfaction by providing top-notch service through his well-organized company. He believes that through responsible traveling, we can protect the natural environment and promote sustainability. He has expanded his knowledge by traveling to various countries worldwide, such as India, Bhutan, Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, Thailand, China, Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam, USA, Japan, UK, Canada etc and is passionate about exploring more destinations.

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