Annapurna Circuit Trek

Price

USD 1277

Trip Duration

14 days

Trip Grade

Moderate

Highest Altitude

5416m

Accommodation

Tea House, Hotel

Transportation

Bus, Jeep, Car

Group Size

1-10

Best Season

All around the year Except winter(Jan-Feb)

Annapurna Circuit Trek Introduction

Annapurna Circuit Trek, undoubtedly the crown jewel of trekking trails worldwide, has earned its esteemed reputation for good reason. Opening its doors to foreign trekkers in 1977, this awe-inspiring route unveils a mesmerizing panorama of snow-capped Himalayan peaks, while immersing adventurers in the vibrant tapestry of pastoral life and terraced rice fields that paint the landscape in verdant hues. Shaped like a majestic horseshoe, this trail encircles the entirety of the formidable Annapurna range, spanning an impressive distance of approximately 360 kilometers across diverse terrains.

Following in the footsteps of ancient trade routes between Nepal and Tibet, once traversed for the exchange of precious “Salt,” the Annapurna Circuit commences its journey from the quaint village of Jagat (1,150 meters/3,608 feet). Along the way, trekkers are treated to a cultural kaleidoscope, as they pass through a mosaic of villages adorned with their unique ethnic backgrounds. The pinnacle of this expedition lies at the lofty Thorong La Pass, standing regally at an altitude of 5,416 meters (17,768 feet). Here, the intrepid explorers are rewarded with breathtaking vistas that stretch in every direction, capturing the heart and soul of the Himalayas.

En route, one encounters unforgettable highlights that etch themselves into memory. The high trail from Upper Pisang, meandering through Ghyaru and Ngawal, culminates at the revered Braga Monastery (ancient Gompa), where Annapurna II and IV reveal their awe-inspiring magnificence. The village of Manang (3,540 meters) serves as a haven for trekkers, offering not only respite but also commanding views of the majestic Gangapurna and Annapurna III. The pièce de résistance arrives with the conquering of the mighty Thorung La (5,416 meters), bestowing upon trekkers exceptional vistas that span the horizon.

As the journey continues, the ancient village of Kagbeni emerges like a time capsule, nestled in the valley of the revered Kali Gandaki River, the very gateway to the mystical realm of Upper Mustang. It is along this path that one encounters the Kali Gandaki Gorge, a geographical wonder that claims the title of the world’s deepest gorge, its sheer magnitude leaving trekkers awestruck.

The Annapurna Circuit weaves a tale of natural splendor, cultural immersion, and physical prowess, captivating the hearts and minds of all who venture forth. It is a trek of unparalleled grandeur, an odyssey that unites humanity with the majesty of nature, leaving indelible footprints in the souls of those fortunate enough to embark upon its extraordinary path.

Highlights

  • Crossing Thorang-Las pass (widest pass on Earth)
  • Exploring Annapurna Himalayas
  • Visit Marshyangdi Valley & Manang
  • Trekking in Himalayan Shangri-La
  • Beautiful Gurung & Tibetan villages
  • Explore River, Lakes & Glaciers

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Sightseeing exploration in Kathmandu
  • Day 3: Kathmandu to Besishahar than Chamje
  • Day 4: Chamje to Dharapani
  • Day 5: Dharapani to Chame
  • Day 6: Chame to Upper Pisang
  • Day 7: Pisang to Manang
  • Day 8: Acclimatization day in Manang
  • Day 9: Manang to Yak Kharka
  • Day 10: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi
  • Day 11: Thorong Phedi to Thorong La Pass to Muktinath
  • Day 12: Muktinath to Marpha
  • Day 13: Marpha to Tatopani(Hotspring)
  • Day 14: Tatopani To Pokhara
  • Day 15: Free Day in Pokhara
  • Day16: Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Day 17: Departure day

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

During the first day of your Annapurna Circuit Trek (ACT),  after you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), our representative will receive you just outside of the airport. Our representative will also assist you with your luggage and hotel check-in in Thamel. 

Depending on the time of arrival, after getting enough rest you can also stroll around the bustling city to check out its vibrant ambiance. Or check out the nearby highlights if you have got enough time. Stay at Thamel (1250m)

Day 02: Sightseeing exploration in Kathmandu

It’s an exhilarating day’s adventure today as you set out the explore the cultural and traditional capital city of this Himalayan country. Out of the 10 World Heritage sites, 7 of them are inside this beautiful capital city. As visiting all of these historic and religious landmarks in a single day are not possible, you will explore 3-4 of these magnificent marvels in this day’s adventure.

After finishing your sightseeing exploration, we are going to have a trip briefing in your hotel in Thamel around 5 PM for your  Annapurna Circuit Trekking Adventure. If you haven’t completed your shopping for the trek, you can use this day to buy and rent equipment or clothes from Thamel. You will be staying at a hotel in Kathmandu, rest well as tomorrow’s adventure starts early in the morning.

Day 3: Kathmandu to Besishahar than Chamje

Drive from Kathmandu to Besishahar (760m). The drive takes approximately 6-7 hours through the scenic mid-hill countryside of Nepal to enjoy the river, rice terraces, mountains & villages. Enjoy the local lunch at the highway stop 

Once you arrive at Besisahar your crew will be arranging Bus/Jeep to the village of Chamje Narrow & some dirt roads will take you to the small village where you are staying overnight before starting your Annapurna Circuit.

Day 4: Chamje to Dharapani

Your first day of the trek starts with descending Trek through bamboo forests then after crossing the beautiful Myarshyangdi river start ascending, passing through the villages of Tal and Karte. Enjoy panoramic views of the hills & mountains along the way. (5-6 Hours) Overnight stay in Dharapani(1,960m). 

Day 5: Dharapani to Chame

Walk through beautiful villages like Bagarchhap & Danaque we start ascending through dense pine and oak forests towards the most beautiful Tamang village, then passing through the other villages like Thanchowk & Koto you will arrive at Chame which is the headquarters of Manang district. Enjoy views of the Lamjung Himal and Annapurna II. Overnight stay in Chame(2,710m).

Day 6: Chame to Upper Pisang

Walk through a narrow valley toward the wide one, passing through the villages of Talakhu & Bhratang, Bhartang is very famous for its apple farm & apple-based products if you wish to stop to try anything. After that, Dhikur Pokhari will be the great lunch stop before arriving at the village of Pissang. Enjoy beautiful views of the Annapurna, Pisang peak & surroundings. (5-6 Hours)Overnight stay at Upper Pisang (3300). 

Day 7: Pisang to Manang

This day you have two different routes to get to the Manang Village, the upper route includes the villages of Ghyaru & Ngwal & takes about 8-10 hours, offering panoramic views of the Annapurna range and the deep gorge of the Marshyangdi River valley. Whereas the lower route takes about 5 hours through the Humde airport. Overnight stay at Manang(3,540m).

Day 8: Acclimatization day in Manang

Rest and acclimatize the day in Manang. Explore the village, visit monasteries, and enjoy the surrounding mountain views also explore Gangapurna Lake & the viewpoint. Overnight stay at Manang(3,540m).

Day 9: Manang to Yak Kharka

Ascend gradually, passing through Tyanki Manang & Ghunsang walking in the Himalayan Shangri-la. Enjoy views of the Gangapurna Glacier and the Annapurna range.5 hours Overnight stay at Yak Kharka(4,050m). 

Day 10: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi

Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi Ascend through alpine landscapes, crossing the Thorang  Khola valley. Overnight stay at Thorong Phedi(4,450m).4-5 hours. 

Day 11: Thorong Phedi to Thorong La Pass to Muktinath

Start early in the morning after breakfast for a challenging trek from Thorong Phedi to High Camp then continue your trek towards Thorong-La Pass (5,416m) which is known as the widest mountain pass on earth. Enjoy the breathtaking views from the pass & surroundings before descending to Muktinath village which is also a sacred pilgrimage site for Hindus & Buddhists. Overnight stay at Muktinath (3,800m) 9-10 hours. 

Day 12: Muktinath to Marpha

Descend through the Kali Gandaki Valley explore & enjoy the beautiful Kagbeni village & Buddhist monasteries, then trek/Bus to Marpha village Explore the apple orchards and traditional whitewashed houses of Marpha. Overnight stay in Marpha(2,670m)

Day 13: Marpha to Tatopani(Hotspring)

After a well-deserved breakfast at the tea house take a bus/jeep to the village called Tatopani(hot spring) and enjoy the natural hot spring bath after conquering the mighty Himalayas. 4-5 hours drive Stay at Tatopani(1100m) 

Day 14: Tatopani To Pokhara

We will take a Jeep/bus trip to Pokhara driving on the mountain road & having a wonderful view of the countryside. Staying at  Beautiful Lake City & exploring the surroundings. (6-7hours drive) stay at Pokhara(850m) 

Day 15: Free Day in Pokhara

We will provide you with a half-day Pokhara sightseeing tour including the Pumdikot Shiva Statue, World Peace Stupa, Devis Falls, Gupteshower Cave & Tibetan Refugee Cap. (3-4hours)

Also, today is your adventure sports day in Pokhara, there are many things to do around like Paragliding, bungee jumping, Zipline, ultra-light flight to the Himalayas, sightseeing, cycling, boating, etc.

Day16: Pokhara to Kathmandu

After breakfast drive (have the option to Fly) back to Kathmandu by Tourist bus for 10 hours approximately enjoy the scenic ride on the mid-hill range with fields, rivers & lifestyles. Stay at Kathmandu

Day 17: Departure day

After breakfast we will drop you off to the airport for final departure for your home or your next destination we bid our see you again until next time

Includes

  • Simple tea houses in trekking on a twin-sharing basis with 3 times of meals. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner with 3 cups of tea each. 
  • A professional trekking guide & necessary number of porters (2:1) with their salary, meal, accommodation, transportation & insurance. 
  • Necessary permits & TIMS card, Annapurna Conservation area permit & local Municipality fees.
  • Both way Bus transportation Kathmandu-Besisahar, Pokhara-Kathmandu & mountains like Besisahsar to Chyamje, Marpha to Tatopani, Tatopani to Pokhara, etc (local bus/Jeep)
  • 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara on BB basis & best available lodges on trek with full board meal (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with a cup of tea each meal).
  • All grounded transportation like pickups & drops  
  • A group medical kit with an oximeter 

Excludes

  • All Kinds of beverages. 
  • All extra expenses such as shopping and trekking gear. 
  • International/domestic flights. 
  • Early arrival / late departure. 
  • Travel insurance (you must purchase one before starting the trek) 
  • Rescue evacuation if needed (it can be helped to arrange)
  • Tips for driver, guide& porters. 
  • If the plan is changed by any other problem such as landslides, political disturbance, changing plan, or cancellation of flight. Or the things not mentioned above 

Trip Map

Gear List

Clothing

  1. Trekking Trousers
  2. Trekking shirts
  3. Inner Thermals(Top/bottom)
  4. Breathable Underwear
  5. Fleece Jacket
  6. Windproof jacket
  7. Dawn jacket
  8. Trekking Towel

Head Gears

  1. Sun Hat
  2. Head Band
  3. Buff (snood)

Hand Gear

  1. Inner Gloves
  2. Outer Gloves

Foot Gears

  1. Hiking Boots
  2. Hiking shocks
  3. Thermal shocks
  4. Gaiters

Bags

  1. Duffle Bag*
  2. Backpack (Rucksack for day pack)
  3. Few Ziploc/waterproofs bags

Equipment

  1. Sleeping Bag*
  2. Sleeping bag liner (if you rent)
  3. Trekking Pole*
  4. Sunglasses
  5. Water bottle or Hydration Bladder
  6. Headlamps*
  7. Camera/video camera
  8. Water purification tablets*/ filters/ UV light/ staripin
  9. Diamox / Dzolamode*
  10. Sunscreens
  11. Toiletries

Annapurna Circuit Trekking Permit

Trekkers heading to the Annapurna Circuit Trekking (ACT) in Nepal typically require two permits: the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card. These permits are necessary for both environmental conservation efforts and trekker safety tracking.

Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)

This permit is required for all trekkers entering the Annapurna Conservation Area, which includes the trail to the Annapurna Circuit Trek. The proceeds from this permit go towards the conservation of the area, Maintaining the trekking trail, and local community development projects in the area.

Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card

This card is a database of trekkers trekking in Nepal. It assists in the management and safety of trekkers by providing their information and trekking route details to authorities. And tracking a person at the different checkpoints for their safety.

These permits can usually be obtained through authorized trekking & tour agencies or the Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu, Pokhara & Besisahar. However, specific requirements and procedures may change, so trekkers need to check for updates and current regulations with the trekking agency before embarking on their journey.

Annapurna Circuit Trek for Beginners

The Annapurna Circuit Trek (ACT) can also be suitable for beginners with a reasonable level of fitness and preparation. Here’s why:

Moderate Difficulty

While the Annapurna Circuit Trek involves ascending to higher altitudes, the overall trekking difficulty is considered moderate. The trail is well-established, and there are teahouses along the route providing accommodation and meals, which makes it accessible for beginners.

Gradual Altitude Gain

The trek allows for gradual acclimatization as you ascend, reducing the risk of altitude sickness. Proper acclimatization is essential, and the ABC route typically allows for adequate time for your body to adjust to higher altitudes.

Stunning Scenery

The trek offers breathtaking views of the Annapurna mountain range, including Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna 3,2 (7585m), and many other peaks. The stunning landscapes, including lush forests, terraced fields, and alpine meadows, make the journey enjoyable and rewarding.

Cultural Experience

Along the trek, you’ll pass through traditional villages inhabited by diverse ethnic communities, providing an opportunity to experience local culture and hospitality. This cultural aspect adds richness to the trekking experience.

Support Infrastructure

The ABC trek has well-established infrastructure, including teahouses offering accommodation, meals, and basic amenities. This means you don’t need to carry heavy camping gear or food supplies, making it more manageable for beginners.

Guided Options

For beginners, opting for a guided trek with experienced local guides can enhance safety and provide valuable support and knowledge about the route, culture, and environment.

While the ABC trek is generally suitable for beginners, it’s essential to prepare adequately by improving your fitness level, acclimatizing properly, and being aware of potential challenges such as altitude sickness and variable weather conditions. Additionally, having the right gear and clothing for trekking in mountainous terrain is crucial for a comfortable and enjoyable experience.

Comprehensive Guide to ACT

Trekking Day

While you are Trekking to Annapurna Circuit Trek you will stay in Tea Houses (Basic Lodges that provide accommodation & Food), You will have a nice descent Tea House During the Trek to ACT, before your departure to Trekking you will need to pack your trekking bag before your breakfast in Tea House, as porters will set off early. After breakfast we need to walk approximately 3-4 hours for lunchtime, some time in some places it takes even longer,  After a relaxing lunch, you typically spend around 2-3 hours or more sometimes on the trail before reaching your Tea House (Overnight Stay Place). Throughout the day, you will take frequent rest breaks and take time to admire the fascinating mountain views. You take plenty of pictures of yourself with the incredibly panoramic mountains of the Annapurna Region, Farmlands, Terraces, locals,  Rivers, landscapes, Buddhist prayer flags, temples, shrines, cairns, monasteries, Stone Mani walls  & many different heard of Mules & Yaks. Etc. Once you arrive at your tea house, you check in at your hotel & order your dinner around 5 pm so they will have some time to prepare your dinner as the tea houses are very busy during the peak seasons. You take some rest and Dinner is generally around 6- 7 pm. After your dinner, your Trip Leader will give you a briefing for tomorrow’s trip like what time you are starting, what time you are waking, breakfast, stops, temperatures & general insight into the day so you are prepared for the day after the commentary season your crew will take your breakfast order for tomorrow. Now your bedtime!

Day Pack

You need to carry your day pack for your essential items like a water bottle, wallet, medicine (if you have any), camera, sun scream, etc. Your guide will let you know every evening after dinner about any extra items you will need for the following day. If you have a comfortable day pack your load will only be a few kilograms and hardly noticeable. You are carrying it because you may not see your porter during the trekking hours. After all, he is carrying the big loads & his pace might be different than the rest of the group.

Food/Meal

During your stay In Kathmandu descent Breakfast will be provided in the Hotel you are staying but during the trek, you will have three meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner), Every Tea House has its menu so you can order menu food items but if you are traveling in a group we request you to select from few different options as it is difficult sometimes when 20 people order 20 different verity of food in the mountain as they are basic.

Accommodations

Your Accommodation in Kathmandu will be provided deluxe room with private facilities on Breakfast basic. During the Trekking you will have Basic Descent Tea House which is a basic (normal) standard.  Normally they have Clean Comfortable Twin sharing Rooms & can be arranged single supplement room for an additional cost. Hot Showers are available in some places but they will charge directly to clients when they ask for a hot shower.

Bathrooms in the Annapurna region are pretty good most of the places & tea houses have clean western toilets. All the Toilets/bathrooms are built inside the same building but only very few are inside the room (Attached). To book the Attached ones we need prior bookings & also availability. Happy Mountain Nepal is always here to book the best accommodations in your Annapurna Circuit Trekking.

Transportation

Transportation in Kathmandu Valley will be with private transportation like Cars, vans, or buses depending upon the group size. In the trekking region, transportation means hiking and in some cases, Yaks/horses and donkeys are used for baggage carriage. In this trekking route, hiking is the major means of transportation while your baggage will be carried by porters.

On your journey to Annapurna Circuit Trekking, Driving to Besisahar is important as it is 185km from Kathmandu and takes you about 7/8 hours depending on the traffic & if your trekking starting point is higher then Besisahar you may take a local bus or jeep to the trek starting point.

Trekking Staff

The Trip Leader/ Guide is in overall in charge of the trek and looking after you. This is the person you should go to with all problems, concerns, and questions. All our guides are well-trained in all aspects of trekking, conservation, high-altitude medicine, and first-aid and emergency procedures. They are professionals selected for their knowledge and passion for Nepal and its people. We are hiring a local porter from Besisahar as we empower the local community. Your field staff is extremely powerful to carry your bags & assist you on your journey to Annapurna Circuit Trekking.

Grading of ACT

Annapurna Circuit Trek is an Adventure Trekking in Nepal you must have well fitness level and be well prepared before you come to ACT it’s much better to go Swimming, Cycling, or walking every day 4 km or take the stairs instead of an elevator. Remember that no trek in the Himalayas is a stroll as all treks involve going up and down at altitude and that altitude affects everyone differently.

Money

It is better to bring the USD to Nepal because you can change it everywhere easily. You can exchange enough money for Nepalese Rupees to last the entire time of your trek before leaving Kathmandu. You can find the money exchange counters near your hotel and also get on trekking trails but they will take more commission. You have an option for withdrawing your cash on the ATMs in Kathmandu but they have limited transactions only & sometimes it may not work that easy as you have to get permission from your bank to use your card in a foreign land.

Tipping

Tipping is a personal and voluntary matter and tips are not included in the trip price, but those who will be working on this lifetime journey of ACT are expecting some tips as a measure of happiness/success to their Clint. You can directly reward them for their big support for your journey. Tipping has no limitation on specific rates so you can give tips as much as you like if they make you happy with your trip.

Insurance

It is an important part of the trip. Your Travel insurance is not included in the trip price. Your travel insurance must provide coverage against personal accident, medical expenses, emergency evacuation and repatriation (including helicopter evacuation), and personal liability. It includes trekking crews and also against personal accidents the company will have field staff Insurance for emergencies.

Health

There are no specific health-related requirements for travel to Nepal. However, for the trekking in the Himalayas, you are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have a positive attitude, self-confidence, and strong determination, you can accomplish this trek but you should consult your doctor for up-to-date information regarding vaccinations, high altitude medication and medications for any reasonably foreseeable illnesses whilst traveling in Nepal. Some parts of trekking have a small health post for emergency treatment with limited equipment, limited health workers, and medication. (Himalayan Rescue Associations) Be aware that some drugs, including anti-malarial, have side effects at altitude. Please discuss this carefully with your doctor.
Be aware that you will be in remote areas and away from medical facilities for some time during this trip. We strongly recommend that you carry a personal First Aid kit as well as sufficient quantities of any personal medical requirements (including a spare pair of glasses). Happy Mountain Nepal Field crew will also have a comprehensive first-aid kit through the ACT trek.

High Altitude Sickness

AMS (acute mountain sickness) is a serious issue. It is the result of the failure of the body to adapt to high altitude and can affect anyone, regardless of age or fitness. It usually occurs above 2,500 meters and the likelihood of being affected increases as you ascend. The way to reduce the effects of altitude is to ascend slowly, 300-500 meters per day above 3,000 meters until you have acclimatized. Poor acclimatization results in headache, nausea, sleeplessness, difficulty breathing, and swelling of fingers and glands. The only cure for AMS is to descend to a lower altitude and your guide’s decision on this matter is final. When you are planning to trek above 3,000 meters we recommend not walking faster. Walking slowly, drinking plenty of fluids, proper acclimatization is crucial. If you get altitude sickness or any health-related symptoms please consult with your guide/trip leader to go down at least 500 meters to recover.

Why ACT with Happy Mountain

Annapurna Circuit Trekking with Happy Mountain Nepal Pvt Ltd offers several benefits for adventurers seeking memorable experiences in the Himalayas:

Expert Guidance

Happy Mountain Nepal employs experienced guides who are familiar with the local terrain, culture, and safety protocols. They can enhance your trekking experience by providing insights into the surroundings and ensuring your safety throughout the journey.

Tailored Itineraries

The Company offers a variety of trekking routes and customizable itineraries to suit different preferences and fitness levels. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced trekker, Happy Mountain Nepal can design a trekking package that meets your specific needs and interests

Cultural Immersion

Trekking with Happy Mountain Nepal provides opportunities to immerse you in the rich cultural heritage of Nepal. You can interact with local communities, visit traditional villages, and learn about the customs and traditions of the Himalayan people along the way.

Stunning Scenery

Nepal is home to some of the world’s most breathtaking landscapes, including snow-capped peaks, lush forests, and picturesque valleys. Trekking with Happy Mountain Nepal allows you to experience these stunning vistas up close and capture unforgettable moments in nature.

Responsible Tourism

Happy Mountain Nepal is committed to promoting responsible tourism practices that minimize negative impacts on the environment and support local communities. By choosing to trek with them, you can contribute to sustainable development initiatives and conservation efforts in the region.

Overall, trekking with Happy Mountain Nepal offers a unique opportunity to explore the beauty and diversity of the Himalayas while enjoying personalized service, cultural immersion, and unforgettable adventures.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to complete the Annapurna Circuit trek?
The duration of the Annapurna Circuit trek is typically around 11 to 21 days, depending on the specific route you take and individual trekking pace.
What is the best time to trek the Annapurna Circuit?
The ideal time for the Annapurna Circuit trek is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season from March to May and the post-monsoon (autumn) season from September to November. However the trek can be done in monsoon & some month in winter as well.
Is the Annapurna Circuit trek difficult in terms of altitude?
Yes, the trek involves high altitudes, including the challenging Thorong La Pass at 5,416 meters (17,769 feet). Proper acclimatization and physical preparation are crucial for the trek.
Do I need permits for the Annapurna Circuit trek, and where can I obtain them?
Yes, you need an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and a Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) card. These can be obtained in Kathmandu or Pokhara before starting your trip & Happy Mountain Nepal will help you for your trekking permits.
Are teahouses and lodges available along the Annapurna Circuit route?
Yes, there are teahouses and lodges at various points along the circuit. Accommodations are basic but comfortable, and pre-booking during peak seasons is important & we always pre-book the rooms for our clints.
What challenges should I be prepared for during the Annapurna Circuit trek?
Challenges include high altitudes, unpredictable weather, and the Thorong La Pass crossing. Adequate physical fitness, proper gear, and acclimatization are crucial for the trek.
Can I trek the Annapurna Circuit independently or is a guide recommended?
We recently ban an Independent trekkers however few people doing it without as the rule is not implemented that well. We highly recommend highly experienced trekking guide who is experienced in local area, culture, people & aware of high altitude life/trek/risk. Hiring a guide or joining a group provides supports to the locals & their families depending behind them.
What is the availability of food and water along the trek?
Teahouses and lodges offer a variety of local and international food. It's advisable to carry water purification tablets or a filter to ensure safe drinking water or buy the mineral water along.
How do I get to the starting point of the Annapurna Circuit trek?
The trek often starts from Besi Sahar, which is accessible by road from Kathmandu. Public buses or private vehicles are common transportation options.
What should I pack for the Annapurna Circuit trek?
Essential items include trekking boots, warm clothing, a good-quality sleeping bag, a first aid kit, and a comprehensive gear list. Consult with your trekking agency for specific requirements.

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