Picture take at Thorong La passPicture take at Thorong La pass

Annapurna Circuit Budget Trek - 10 Days Itinerary 2024-2025

Quick Facts
  • Trip Duration10 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Maximum Altitude 5,416 m/17,756 ft (Thorong La Pass)
  • Activity Trek
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu - Kathmandu
  • Group Size 16
  • Transportation Local bus
  • Best Season Spring, Autumn, and Winter
Why You'll Love This Trip
  • Enjoy the breathtaking glimpse of snow-capped mountains: Annapurna II (7,937 m), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Gangapurna (7,455 m), and many more.
  • Opportunity to explore native local communities and their culture closely.
  • Come across wide ranges of flora and fauna along the way.
  • Witness the amazing, lush landscape and towering waterfall.
  • Get to know the livelihoods of people in the mountains.
  • Enjoy the welcoming gestures and warm hospitality of local communities.
  • A colorful hill of dazzling rhododendrons and varieties of alpinist colorful flowers are mind-blowing.
  • Colorful carved stones, prayer flags, prayer wheels, and ancient Buddhist monasteries are the heart of this trip.
  • Cross the Thorong La Pass (5,416 m), one of the highest passes in Nepal.
  • Explore the holy temple at Muktinath, which has 108 water taps and a big statue of Lord Gautam Buddha.
  • Vist Ice Lake, one of the highly elevated lakes, offers a stunning glimpse of the Annapurna ranges, Gangapurna, Chulu, Tilicho Peak, and many more.

The Annapurna Circuit Budget Trek is a short and suitable trekking itinerary made for all kinds of people. If the time and budget are limited, and even looking forward to completing the Annapurna Circuit. This is the right package and itinerary that saves your time and cost.

The Annapurna Circuit trekking itinerary is very luxurious and flexible; it can be modified as per your choice or preference, from 9 to 21 days. Adventurers with little time can choose the Short Annapurna Circuit Trek for 9 days. Adventurers with enough time and who want to explore more can extend their itinerary and add a side trip to Tilicho Lake (the world's highest lake at 4,919 m).

The dramatic landscape, arid cliffs, towering waterfalls, snow-capped mountains, prayer flags, prayer wheel, culture of local communities, etc. are the heart of this trip, and you will enjoy every single step of the journey. Similarly, barren land, Buddhist monasteries, and the welcoming gestures of locals make your Annapurna Circuit trek more interesting.

This Annapurna Circuit Budget Trek is a 12-day itinerary from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. You will drive a local bus to Besisahar and share a jeep to Chame. Following the Marsyangdi River and spending nights in Pisang, Manang, Yak Kharka, Highcamp, and Muktinath, drive to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu.

Annapurna Circuit comes under the ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project), and during the entire trip you will get the opportunity to witness the diversity of flora and fauna. At lower elevations, you will notice a variety of langur, red panda, Himalayan black bear, rhododendron, bamboo, etc. As the elevation increases, Himalayan tahr, snow leopard, musk deer, griffon, vulture, eagle, pika, partridge, juniper, etc. are seen.

“Annapurna Circuit is the top leisure destination in Nepal, with the amazing nature and culture of the local communities. We, Nature Excursion, offer budget-friendly packages to luxurious packages to adventure enthusiasts as per their demand. So, join us in 2024 and 2025 to embark on the mystical land and get the best price ever.”

Glimpse During the Annapurna Circuit Budget-friendly

It's an honor to share the adorable beauty of nature with the world. From day one to the last, you will be surprised by the glorifying vista of the Himalayan ranges, waterfalls, and lush landscape. To be honest, you won't regret doing the Annapurna Circuit; instead, you will collect memories and happiness in every single footprint.

While wandering around Annapurna Circuit, a trekker will encounter the following snow-capped mountains: Annapurna II (7,937 m/26,040 ft), III (7,555 m/24,787 ft), IV (7,525 m/24,688 ft), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m/26,795 ft), Gangapurna (7,455 m/24,459), Tilicho Peak (7,134 m/23,406 ft), Manaslu (8,163 m/26,781 ft), Hiunchuli (6,441 m/21,132 ft), Nilgiri (7,061 m/23,166 ft), etc.

Cost of Annapurna Circuit Budget Trek

Our Annapurna Circuit Budget Trek offers you only USD 500 per person, and if you are in a group, we offer a special discount as per the number of groups. With this cost or budget, all your native local guide wages, porter wages, accommodation, three meals a day, staff insurance, ground floor transport, as well as your TIMS and permits, are covered. So, make your plan with us and grab this special budget-friendly package.

Annapurna Circuit Trek: difficulty and altitude sickness

Annapurna Circuit Trek is a popular and iconic trekking destination in Nepal, known for its dramatic landscape, diversity of flora and fauna, and rich cultural experience. At the same time, the difficulty of trekking and the risk of altitude sickness are equally challenging.

Terrain: Rich by nature, the Annapurna Circuit trek leads you through low-level rhododendron forests, waterfalls, beautiful meadows, apple farms, and vibrant hills to rugged, rocky, and uneven trails in the high Himalayas. Every 5–6 hours of walking along steep ascent and descents could be challenging for beginners. Besides the adorable Himalayan vista, Thorong La (5,416 m) (the highest pass in Nepal), Muktinath (a pilgrimage place), crossing over the suspension bridge many times and again, and a variety of flora and fauna are equally encouraging for them to complete it.

Elevation and Altitude Sickness: The Annapurna Circuit Budget Trek starts from Chame, which is located at an altitude of 2,610 meters above sea level. Each day, gaining altitude is prompt during the entire trip, and the maximum elevation you will be reaching is 5416 m, which is Thorong La Pass.

Altitude sickness is a disease that is caused by the rapid gain of altitude; it is also called acute mountain sickness (AMS). As the elevation gets higher, the layer of oxygen becomes thinner, and a person cannot get enough oxygen. As a result, there are chances of getting altitude problems. If we compare Annapurna Circuit with Everest Base Camp, the circuit has very few cases of altitude sickness.

The symptoms of altitude sickness that can be seen are headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, tiredness and fatigue, shortness of breath, loss of appetite, etc. Garlic soup and hot drinks are recommended at high altitudes to prevent altitude sickness.

Alternative Trekking Packages in Nepal

Nepal offers a wide range of trekking and tours. You can join the Annapurna Circuit Budget Trek here as per your choice and preference. Some of the popular trekking packages in Nepal are the Everest Base Camp,  Annapurna Base Camp, Langtang Valley, Manaslu Circuit, and Annapurna Circuit Trek.

If you are looking for short treks in Nepal, here we offer some of the popular ones: Short Annapurna Circuit, Short Annapurna Base Camp, Everest Base Camp Short Trek, etc.

Advantages of Joining Annapurna Circuit Budget Trek with Nature Excursion

We offer a budget-friendly Annapurna Circuit trekking package. Trekking with us in Nepal will make your trip more amazing and entertaining, and we also assure you that your trip to Nepal will be a once-in-a-lifetime achievement. You do not need to worry about any hidden costs with us; just enjoy and chill in your moment. We are quite transparent.

Some of the advantages you will get from joining us are:

  • Free airport pick-up and drop-off facilities
  • Native local guide with decades of trekking experience and fluent English-speaking
  • An appreciation certificate after the completion of the trek
  • Company t-shirt and duffel bag (the duffel bag needs to be returned after the trek)
  • Strong porter 
  • Entertainment team: to make your trip more special and memorable
  • Budget-friendly trekking package
  • Flexible itinerary
  • No hidden cost
  • 7/24-hour service
  • Fix Departure
  • Farewell dinner
Annapurna Circuit Budget Trek - 10 Days Itinerary 2024-2025 pictures and video

Itinerary

Day1

The drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar is full of thrills and adventure. Sharing a local bus with local people might be an opportunity to learn about local cultures. The drive takes you through several countryside areas, which offer an amazing landscape of pasture land, terrace fields, waterfalls, rivers, and Himalayan ranges in the distance. After 6-7 hours of driving, you will get to Besisahar and spend the night with included meals.

 

  • Max. Altitude:760 m
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Duration:6-7 hours
Day2

After a hot and delicious breakfast, take a drive towards Chame, which takes around 4-5 hours, and do a sight-seeing walk to the village. Chame is the headquarters of the Manang district. Though the drive to Chame is bumpy and uneven, it tinders you with stunning waterfalls, lush landscapes, vibrant hills, passing through beautiful countryside, snow-capped mountains, etc.

 

  • Max. Altitude:2,680 m/8,790 ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:5-6 hours
Day3

The actual adventure starts on this day. With a hot and delicious mountain breakfast, the day begins towards Pisang, which passes through Talekhu, Bhartang, and Dhikur Pokhari villages. The trail offers you an amazing pine and rhododendron forest, vibrant hills, a diversity of flora and fauna, a stairway to heaven, a Bhartang apple farm, and a stunning glimpse of snow-capped mountains. Today you will encounter Annapurna II (7,937 m/26,040 ft), Lamjung Himal (6,983 m/22,910 ft), and Chulu Peak (6,584 m) along the way.

After walking for 4-5 hours, you will reach Pisang, then change your trekking gear and go for a sidewalk to the monastery, which is at Upper Pisang at an altitude of 3,113 meters. This is how you will spend your first day of the trek.

 

  • Max. Altitude:3,113 m/10,200 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:4-5 hours
Day4

The following day, after the morning breakfast, the trek leads you towards Manang village, which is a popular stop during the Annapurna Circuit Budget Trek. Today, you will have the option to follow either the upper trail or the lower trail. Upper is a steep ascent with a rough and rocky trail, but you will encounter an eye-catching glimpse of the Himalayan vista along with a close view of Annapurna II. Whereas lower is short and easy with stunning landscapes.

The day surprises you with a magnificent glimpse of Himalayan ranges, stunning meadows, Buddhist art and sculptures, and 600-year-old monasteries at Brakha.

 

  • Max. Altitude:3,519 m/11,545 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:7-8 hours
Day5

On this day, after breakfast, you can do a small hike to the Chhonkar viewpoint to acclimate your body to the regular elevation gains. The viewpoint offers you a stunning glimpse of Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, Pisang Peak, Chulu Peak, Gangapurna Lake, and a beautiful Manang Valley.

As an option, you can do an Ice Lake hike, which takes 3–4 hours to get there, and a 2-3 hour way back to Manang. The trail leads you through a small and steep uphill to the lake, and the same trail leads you back. Though the trail is steep and small, the adorable and stunning beauty of the Himalayas will encourage you with every single step.

After your acclimatization hike, you will spend your night at the same hotel.

 

 

  • Max. Altitude:3,519 m/11,545 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:2-3 hours
Day6

After a hot and delicious breakfast with a stunning glimpse of the Himalayan ranges, we leave Manang village and move towards Yak Kharka, which takes approximately 4-5 hours. The trail leads you through Tenki Village with small gradual ups, juniper bushes, and pasture land. The magical Himalayas, yak grazing, crossing suspension bridges, and fresh and quiet environment make your day more beautiful.

 

  • Max. Altitude:4,050 m/14,275 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:4-5 hours
Day7

Today is the day of Phedi, which takes approximately 4-5 hours. The trail continues gradually up and down a narrow path on the bank of the Marsyangdi River. After walking for a couple of hours, you will cross suspension bridges and reach landslide areas, where you have to be more careful because, at that particular point, there are chances of falling rocks. After crossing over landslide areas, you will reach Phedi and spend the night.

 

  • Max. Altitude:4,252 m/14,525 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:4-5 hours
Day8

We have a big day in front of us, so we wake up early in the morning for breakfast and start our day as soon as possible. Maximum parts until the top are steep, rocky, and uneven walks in the Alps. It will be extremely cold in the morning, so gear up with proper warm thermals, gloves, which shocks, a down jacket, etc. to prevent the cold.

As the elevation increases and the morning becomes brighter with an amazing sunrise, you will be rewarded with a stunning glimpse of snow-capped mountains and an alluring landscape. Along with that, you will get victory over Throng Top 5,416 m/17,756 ft (one of the highest passes in Nepal), which is the biggest achievement you will ever get during this trip.

Once we get to the top, we spend time enjoying the moments and quickly descend towards Muktinath. From here, the trail leads you down a steep, rocky, and unevenly narrow path to Muktinath. A Muktinath temple is a holy place that binds both Hindus and Buddhists together at one point. It is one of the 108 Divya Desams, and Hindus also believe that Lord Bishnu gets salvation from here. After exploring the temple, we moved to a hotel and spent the night.

 

  • Max. Altitude:5,416 m/17,756 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:9–10 hours
Day9

After breakfast, we take a local bus to Pokhara, which takes approximately 8 hours. Driving to Pokhara will be adventurous and thrilling, with beautiful landscapes, passing through the countryside, terrace fields, etc. After a long drive, you will have a nice place to spend the night.

  • Max. Altitude:895 m/2,936 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Duration:8–9 hours
Day10

Early in the morning, after breakfast, we move towards the bus station to catch a tourist bus to Kathmandu. This scenic drive offers you a beautiful landscape, countryside, terrace field, river rafting spot, etc. As you arrive in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel, and we will meet in the evening to celebrate completing the trip and the farewell dinner together.

 

  • Max. Altitude:1,400 m/4,593 ft
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Duration:7-8 hours
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Cost Details
Includes
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services during your arrival and departure time on a private vehicle (car, Jeep, hiace, deluxe bus) as per group size 
  • Transportation from Kathmandu-Besisahar-Chame and Mutinath-Pokhara-Kathmandu
  • 2-night hotel in Kathmandu before and after the trek
  • 1-night hotel in Pokhara with complimentary breakfast
  • 9 nights’ accommodation during the trek (6 nights on a mountain basis) cozy room with attached bathroom, 3 nights twin sharing in a common room 
  • All healthy meals during the trek (8 breakfast, 9 lunches and 9 dinners)
  • Government-licensed, well-English-speaking Nature Excursion's native guide with his meals, salary, flight cost, insurance and other necessary equipment. We provide an assistant trek guide group of 6 or more trekkers.
  • Porter to help the trekker's luggage. Two trekkers can share one porter; the luggage weight limit is 10 kg per trekker.
  • You can store non-essential stuff in your hotel or Nature Excursions store
  • For safe drinking, Nature Excursion Pvt. Ltd provides water purification tablets.
  • Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruit as per the availability.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit fees
  • Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) card fees
  • All government, local taxes and official expenses
  • A first-aid Kit with Diamox (preventative measures to avoid altitude sickness) carried by the guide. Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen level in your body.
  • We provide duffle bag, sleeping bag and down jacket as per your request. Has to return after the trek.
  • Appreciation certificate after the completion of trek. 
  • Assisting if any emergency evacuation or rescue due to uncertainty or any serious health condition (incurring charges should be covered by your travel insurance).
  • Farewell dinner at the end of the trek in Kathmandu
Excludes
  • Nepal entry visa fees vary depending how much time you want to spend in Nepal ($25–15 days, $40–50 for 30 days and $100–110 for 90 days.)
  • Excess baggage charge (weight limit is 10 kg per person)
  • Your meals and hotel in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure or early return from the trek than schedule itinerary
  • Your personal clothing and gear
  • Personal nature expenses like- energy bars, hot and cold drinks, laundry, internet, battery recharge, hot shower, extra porters, etc.
  • Your travel insurance, which covers your emergency evacuation,.
  • Additional costs due to delays caused by circumstances beyond our control, like- landslide, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, weather conditions, illness, changes of government policies and strikes 
  • Extra expenses which are not listed in the include section
  • Tips for guide and porters

Clients Reviews

  • Thrilling Adventure with Nature Excursion in Nepal!

    I recently embarked on an adventure tour with Nature Excursion in Nepal, and it surpassed all expectations! The professional guides were incredibly knowledgeable and passionate, ensuring a safe and exhilarating experience throughout.

    Nature Excursion offers a diverse range of activities that cater to all skill levels. From mountain treks to relaxing dips in hot water springs, every moment was filled with excitement and adrenaline. Their attention to detail in logistics, including accommodations and meals, was commendable.

    What sets Nature Excursion apart is their commitment to environmental conservation. They promote responsible tourism and encourage participants to minimize their impact on the natural beauty of Nepal. I highly recommend Nature Excursion for an unforgettable adventure. Can't wait to join them again in the future!

    Omar Al Zeidi
    Omar Al ZeidiOmanJul 08, 2023
    TripAdvisor
  • Fantastic guide-Karan

    We had a great time trekking through the Himalayas. Everything was taken care of. We didn't have to worry about anything. Our guide Karan Gurung was amazing. Such an experienced guide. We always felt safe and also had a lot of fun while trekking. We were so glad to have Karan, our dedicated guide and Taran Gurung, our very strong porter with us. Especially on the way to Tilicho lake with the landslide areas. Everything was tailored and flexible to our preferences before and during the trek. In the teahouses during the trek we also didn't have to worry about anything. Karan and Taran made sure we had the nicest rooms and best experiences in the mountains. We enjoyed the company and also our own spare time. I have celiac disease, so I eat glutenfree. Anytime we had food, Karan made sure to communicate it well with the kitchen. Even with my weird request with egg with bananas. We were blown away by the beautiful nature of Nepal as well as the variety which you encounter on the Annapurna Circuit. Each day was a different experience altogether. We did Poonhill as a beautiful end to the trek. In April the Rhododendrons were absolutely gorgeous. We did our trek end of March/start of April.

    Pieternel Kers
    Pieternel KersNetherlandsJun 20, 2023
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Useful Information

The best time to do the Annapurna Circuit Budget Trek

While you are planning a short Annapurna circuit budget trek, choosing the perfect timing is very important to make your trip more beautiful and memorable. We, Nature Excursion, organize this trip throughout the year. You have the option to choose the best time that suits you because we have a very flexible itinerary.

Trekking to Annapurna Circuit during autumn and spring will be the best time due to the perfect clear blue skies along with vibrant hills, a beautiful landscape, blooms of rhododendrons during spring, and a towering waterfall that will be mind-blowing.

However, if you are up to the challenge, you could enjoy the Annapurna Circuit Trek during the winter and monsoon as well. Though it will be rough and tough due to the cold temperatures, snowfall in the winter, and rain in the monsoon, you will enjoy every single moment.

Annapurna Circuit Trek in Spring (May–March)

Spring is one of the most epic times for trekkers to trek in Nepal. In the meantime, the temperature becomes pleasant, which goes from 0 degrees Celsius to 14 degrees Celsius. The lower parts of the Annapurna circuit will be warmer and slowly become colder due to the elevation gains. The moderate climate and humid nature of the environment during this time make the surroundings clean and green, and this is also the perfect time to encounter blooms of rhododendron flowers and vibrant green hills.

Annapurna Circuit Trek in Autumn (September–November)

Trekking to Annapurna Circuit during this time is a fantastic choice. Autumn, specifically September, October, and November, is the best time of the year for trekkers to trek in Nepal, which offers fantastic clear skies and favorable weather. The day starts cold in the morning and slowly gets warmer as the day becomes brighter, and early in the morning and evening it drops down and gets colder. While preparing for this trip, proper backpacking is very important.

Well! Trekking to Annapurna Circuit during the period will be memorable and remarkable due to the dramatic landscape, clear blue sky, towering waterfalls, and exceptional vista of snow-capped mountains, along with the warm hospitality and cultures of the local communities.

Annapurna Circuit Trek in the Monsoon

To be fair, trekking to the Annapurna circuit in the monsoon is an off-season activity due to unpredictable weather. All along the monsoon, the chances of rain are maximum, due to which the roads become muddy, everything looks wet, and the chances of flooding and landslides are maximum. But keeping safety in mind, we organized this trip with our expert team leaders.

Annapurna Circuit Trek in the Winter

Winter is another off-tour season in Nepal, which falls from December to February. In the meantime, there will be snow falling, and the weather will become super cold. People who dare to challenge themselves could do this trek at this time, and some people who want to celebrate special occasions like Christmas and New Year in the mountains will prefer to do this one.

If you are planning to do an Annapurna circuit budget trek in winter, you have to be fully prepared with winter trekking gear.

Accommodation during the Annapurna Circuit Budget Trek

While trekking to the Annapurna Circuit budget trek, we will try our best to provide you with as good a room as possible. The nights you will be spending during the trek will be lodge-to-lodge with a heated dining hall. Normally, the tea houses have a twin bedroom; if you are solo, then they do have a single room as well.

The warmest place in the lodge is the dining hall. Every teahouse during Annapurna Circuit will have a fire in the dining hall. So, you warm up before bed.

Meals during the Annapurna Circuit Trek

The Annapurna Circuit is a popular trek in Nepal that takes you through a variety of landscapes, from lowlands to high mountains. You will have the option to choose a variety of dishes from the menu. Generally, you will get breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day during the trip from Nature Excursion.

Breakfast

While trekking to Annapurna Circuit Budget Trek, you can choose your breakfast from the menu, and the available options are: Tibetan Bread, Chapati, Porridge, Noodle Soup, Fried Egg, Chapati with Curry, Muesli, Omlet, Boiled Egg, Scrambled Egg, Vegetable Soup, Toast with Fried Egg, Pancake, Oats Porridge, Sandwich, etc.

Lunch

The lunch items you will get during the Annapurna circuit treks are: Dal Bhat, Fried Noodles, Fried Rice, Noodle Soup, Spaghetti, Spring Rolls, Thukpa, Mo: Mo, Macaroni, Pasta, Potato Roasty, Fried Potato, etc.

Dinner

The delicious dinners you can taste during Annapurna Circuit are: Dal Bhat, Fried Rice, Boiled Veg, Mo: Mo, Chowmein, Spaghetti, Yak Steak, Vegetable Soup, Thukpa, Sherpa Stew, Ramen Soup, Potato Roasty, Spring Roll, Macaroni, etc.

While trekking towards the Annapurna circuit, the above items are the main dishes you could taste and enjoy during the trip.

Can I do a solo Annapurna Circuit Budget Trek?

No, as per the latest updates from Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) 2023, trekkers are not allowed to do solo treks in the Annapurna region. If you are planning for this great adventure on the Annapurna Circuit Trek, you need a native local. Several missing cases, uncertain accidents, environmental and cultural awareness, navigation of language barriers, etc., as well as your safety and satisfaction, are the reasons for it being mandatory to take local.

Last-minute booking

If you are planning for the Annapurna circuit trek and you are in the last hour, it is possible to book a last-minute trip with us. You can contact us for your booking. To confirm the trip, we need some basic information from you, like, are you physically fit or not, could you walk for 5–6 hours a day, do you have any health problems or not, etc., because while hiking in the high Himalayas, these things are very important to know.

To book this trip at the last minute, you need to make full payment of the package cost and be available in Kathmandu a day before the trip. If you book at the last minute, you will not get a refund.

Travel visas and Annapurna Circuit permits

According to the Nepal government, to enter Nepal, passports are mandatory for all foreign travelers except Indian citizens. However, a Nepali travel visa is easily accessible at all the borders, as well as at the Nepal Embassy and Consulate Office in your home country. Nepal offers on-arrival visas in most countries; please check your eligibility for a visa before leaving the country.

Whereas, our Annapurna circuit budget trek package cost covers all the permits and other documents required for this trip. So, you don't need to pay an extra amount for the permits. While trekking to the Annapurna circuit, you need a TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) and ACAP permits (Annapurna Conservation Area Projects).

Annapurna Circuit Trek preparation

As you are planning for the Annapurna circuit trek, proper preparation is very important. Every day, 5–6 hours of walking on a steep, rough, and rocky trail in the high Himalayas is equally challenging, as it holds the magnificent beauty of mother nature. How you can prepare yourself for this journey are: regular exercise, jugging at least from the month before, cardio training, swimming, mental preparation, etc.

The Annapurna circuit budget trek starts from the Chame, which is located at an elevation of 2,610 m (8,890 ft), where the temperatures are cold and humid. So a traveler needs to pack warm trekking gear that protects them from the cold.

 

Equipments

HEAD

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Winter hat, insulating hat or wide-brimmed hat
  • Headlight with extra battery

FACE

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Face and body wipes
     

HANDS

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Lightweight winter gloves

BODY

  • Hiking shirt
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • T-shirt (bring lightweight wool)
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • Down jacket (available for rent in Kathmandu)
  • Sweater
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers

FOOTWEAR

  • Hiking boots
  • Thick wool socks (take an extra pair of thick wool socks)

ESSENTIAL GEAR

  • Backpack or day back (size depends on whether you take a porter or not.)
  • Thermal bottle
  • Water purification (water tablets or  ultraviolet light)
  • Trekking poles
  • Sleeping bag (-20-degree sleeping bag is best in high altitude trekking)

TOILETORIES

  • Medium-size drying towel
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Biodegradable soap bar
  • Nail clippers

PERSONAL ACCESSORIES

  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera

EXTRA ITEMS

  • First aid kit

  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport
  • Notebook and pen
  • Binoculars

Annapurna Circuit Budget Trek - 10 Days Itinerary 2024-2025 FAQs

  • The Annapurna Circuit hike normally takes 9 to 21 days to complete, giving travelers time to acclimate and see this breathtaking Himalayan region. The itinerary of the Annapurna Circuit is more flexible and modifiable.

     

  • Yes, it is well worth it to travel the Annapurna Circuit. It provides amazing scenery, a plethora of cultural experiences, and an air of adventure. The tour offers a comprehensive view of Nepal's Himalayan splendor, passing through verdant forests, lofty mountain passes, and quaint towns. You will interact with hospitable locals and take in breathtaking views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain ranges. The walk is affordable for a variety of budgets because it provides an opportunity to sample regional cuisine and stay in teahouses or guesthouses. Even though finishing the circuit usually takes 18 to 21 days, there are benefits to taking shorter routes as well. A once-in-a-lifetime experience, the Annapurna Circuit provides a wealth of cultural knowledge and a chance to get in touch with the natural world.

     

  • You may see stunning vistas of many notable Himalayan mountains, such as Dhaulagiri, Machapuchare, popularly known as the "Fishtail Mountain," Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, and Annapurna IV, during the Annapurna Circuit walk in Nepal. Though it is not a part of the Annapurna Massif, the nearby Manaslu region offers views of the magnificent Manaslu. For those who enjoy the outdoors and adventure, the Annapurna Circuit walk is enthralling and gratifying because of these magnificent views.

     

  • You will have the opportunity to taste a variety of local and western dishes during the Annapurna circuit trek. You will get three meals during the day: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dal Bhat, Chowmein, Mo:mo, Pizza, Sandwich, Spaghetti, Porridge, Macaroni, etc. are some of the examples of meals during the trek to Annapurna Circuit.

  • The answer is yes; you will get the attached bathroom during the Annapurna Circuit trek, depending on the teahouse. Most of the lodges have both common and attached bathrooms until Manang and after the pass. The availability of rooms will be nice, with clean bed sheets along with an attached bathroom as well as a common room.

     

  • To be honest, this trip is perfect if you have limited time and budget. A stunning glimpse and lush landscape can be seen during the Annapurna Circuit Budget Trek. Which is for 10 days.

     

  • The Annapurna Circuit Trek has a moderate-to-severe difficulty level. In the early going, the trail takes you on a series of gentle ups and downs before gradually descending severe hills. The voyage is more difficult as the height rises since the oxygen content decreases.

     

  • The toughest portion of the journey is Thorag La. You must commence early on this particular day in the dark. Walking in the Alps is not as easy as strolling at a low altitude because of the colder temperatures, snowy and slick paths, high ascents and descents, and sharp descents.

  • To enhance the enjoyment and thrill of their trip, hikers in the alps must be in good physical and mental condition. You can join a gym, undertake an hour of regular jogging, or engage in aerobic exercises like cycling and swimming before coming on this vacation. Since it strengthens your muscles and boosts your stamina—two qualities that hikers greatly value.

     

  • It's true that having a guide will increase your safety and make your vacation more enjoyable. According to the Nepal Tourism Board, solo hikers will not be permitted to enter the Annapurna Circuit after April 1, 2023. It will be more worthwhile to travel with a local for your satisfaction and safety, as well as to plan ahead and have a more pleasurable excursion.

     

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