12 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek with flight from Jomsom

Overview

Want to go on an adventurous journey in the beautiful Himalayan landscapes? Well, in that case, this incredible 12 days Annapurna Circuit Trek is your perfect choice. The magnificent journey offers trekkers a spectacular experience in the lap of the Himalayas.

The most outstanding views of the Annapurna range of mountains are the main attraction of the trek. The silver mountains and the glistening sun rays falling on them are a thing of exceptional beauty. The magical Annapurna region offers travelers an opportunity to explore impressive natural landmarks.

The Annapurna region in the western Himalayas has been consistently named the most beautiful trekking journey. The lush vegetation and rich wildlife are the region's crown jewels. The area's unique landscapes also include barren desert-like landscapes of the Mustang.

Moreover, the region has immense cultural heritage ranging from Tibetan monasteries, Hindu temples, and other local settlements. The Gurungs are the majority in the ethnic groups, followed by Thakali and Magars.

Our 12-day journey in the Annapurna region takes you to the beautiful settlements from Kathmandu on a drive. The highway passes through the various highway settlements to arrive at Ngadi. From there, you will trek to Chamje and then Bagarchap. From the Bagarchap, the region's unique landscapes start to differentiate from the lower region trails.

Moreover, you will pass through Chame, and Pisang, before arriving at the gorgeous destination of Manang. The Marshyangdi valley trail then leads you to the beautiful destination of Yak Kharka via Thorung La Pass. The Thorung La Pass, with an elevation of 5,416m, has a challenging route.

The beautiful trails will then lead you to the religious landmark of Muktinath. You will have a great spiritual and religious experience in this temple revered by all religions. Various religious landmarks include 108 stone taps and various kundas (small ponds).

Local people also believe that worshiping in the temple and dipping in the ponds will cleanse you of past sins. From there, you will pass through the beautiful trails in the upper Kali Gandaki Valley. Finally, you will arrive at Jomsom, the windiest location in the country, through a scenic drive.

From there, you will fly to Pokhara and subsequently to Kathmandu. This Annapurna Circuit Trek 12 days itinerary ends in the capital city. You will then travel to your next destination. The trek is ideal for beginners and experts alike. However, there are challenging terrains for which you will need to train well ahead.

The exceptional trekking experience is one of the most desired treks. The foothills of the Himalayas will make the journey memorable for all travelers. The scenic beauties of the region remain unparalleled to any other part of the world. Read on for comprehensive, detailed information on the 12 days Annapurna Circuit trek.

You can book this trip with us and customize the itinerary to your requirements. We will provide you with the best services at a reasonable price. Happy Traveling!

Note: We also have 15 days Itinerary and 18 days itinerary for the Annapurna circuit trek, check them out.

Things You Can Experience during the Trip

  • Observing snow-clad mountains including Annapurna II-IV, Machhapuchhre, Gangapurna, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho Peak, Manaslu, Tukuche, Nilgiri, and others.
  • Crossing the unique and deserted landscapes of the Mustang region.
  • Observing the beautiful Himalayan sunrise from various viewpoints along the trail
  • Crossing the majestic Thorung La Pass (5,416m)
  • Experiencing the cultural landscapes and the settlements of the Gurung and other communities.
  • Spiritual and religious pilgrimage of the Muktinath temple
  • Warm welcome and hospitality of the local people.

Itinerary

Day 1
Drive from Kathmandu to Ngadi
Maximum altitude: 1450 m

Drive Duration: 6-7 hours

Overnight: Ngadi

Our 12 days Annapurna Circuit Trek starts from the capital city of Kathmandu. Our team will guide you from the pickup point and then transfer you to the destination of Ngadi on a scenic drive. Ngadi is a beautiful settlement in the hilly landscapes of the remote region. The lovely drive will pass through Besisahar and provide you with the incredible natural beauty of the area.

The total distance covered in this region is around 185 km which takes approximately 6 to 7 hours. You can observe local small shops and hotels selling food and other items on the highway. Finally, after arriving at Ngadi, you will have your meal and rest for the night at a local lodge.
Day 2
Trek from Ngadi to Chamje
Maximum Altitude: 2710m

Trek Duration: 4-5 hours

Overnight: Chamje

Our trekking journey in the 12 days Annapurna Circuit Trek starts from Ngadi as we trek to the beautiful Chamje. You will need to traverse incredible uphill climbs to arrive at the destination. You will go through the forested alpine trails crossing several small water streams.

There are other magnificent views of the snow-clad mountains along the course. The magical views of these natural diversities make the trek unique. After arriving at the destination of Chamje, you will rest at the local teahouse.
Day 3
Trek from Chamje to Bagarchap
Maximum Altitude: 2710m

Trek Duration: 4-5 hours

Overnight: Bagarchap

We will wake up early in the morning to observe the beautiful sunrise from the viewpoint of the teahouse. You will make your way through the magical terrains after breakfast. You can continue your journey through the challenging trails that will pass through various difficult landmarks of the region. There are various green forested trails in the area. You will trek for 4-5 hours to finally arrive at Bagarchap.
Day 4
Trek from Bagarchap to Chame
Maximum Altitude: 2710m

Trek Duration: 4-5 hours

Overnight: Chame

On this trekking day, you will travel to Chame from Bagarchap. The journey on a bus or a private vehicle is quite scenic as it passes through some of the most beautiful natural landmarks. These landmarks include hills, waterfalls, rivers, and others.

The route of this trek then passes through the serene Marsyangdi Valley. The mountain people have various local settlements, making the journey quite enchanting. There are multiple incredible sceneries throughout the way.

The challenging roads will pass through stony roads' beautiful terrains, experiencing the incredible trails. There are excellent roads that can be tough to cross, even for experienced travelers. We will trek through some of the most incredible villages in the region.

There are various viewpoints to observe the scenic vista along the trail. You can follow the snow-clad mountains of the area, including Annapurna II, Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, and others. Finally, after trekking for a few hours, you arrive at the village of Chame. You will spend the night at a teahouse in the town.
Day 5
Trek from Chame to Pisang
Maximum Altitude: 3115m

Trek Duration: 5 hours

Overnight: Pisang

We will continue our trekking journey on this day, passing through other naturally diverse terrains to arrive at Pisang. The journey of the Annapurna Circuit passes through steep and narrow paths. From there, you will pass through the beautiful Pingu Danda Rock (1500m). This incredible viewpoint provides you with magical scenic views of the snow-clad mountains.

There are curve-shaped rocks located near the area. Some trails provide you with green vegetation all along the route. Pisang is an excellent viewpoint from observing the Annapurna range peaks. There are various challenging trails that you need to cross before arriving at the beautiful village settlement of Pisang. You will spend the night at a teahouse or lodge in the village settlement.
Day 6
Trek from Pisang to Manang
Maximum Altitude: 3,540m

Trek Duration: 5 hours

Overnight: Manang

This journey starts with a walk in the beautiful Manang region from Pisang. In Pisang, you will get the best views of the snow-clad mountains from the viewpoint. You will have your breakfast after waking up early in the morning. Then, you will continue your journey through Upper Pisang towards Manang.

You will pass through the settlements of Geru along the way, which makes the trip quite enchanting. The trail offers you stunning majestic views of the Pisang Peak, Gangapurna, Tilicho, Annapurna II, and other snow-clad mountains.

The trekkers will also pass through the beautiful Tibetan settlements from where you can observe majestic silver mountains. There is also an ancient old monastery known as the Barge Monastery. From this viewpoint, you can watch the entirety of the Manang region. Overall, after trekking for a few hours, you will finally arrive at Manang.
Day 7
Acclimatization and Exploration in Manang
Manang is where you will acclimatize during your journey. The acclimatization process is essential for adapting to the quickly changing high altitude conditions. You will trek rapidly and gain altitude in quick succession during your trekking adventure.

Hence, to make sure you remain safe from acute mountain sickness, you will get to perform this acclimatization. This includes staying and exploring at the same altitude the night before. The trek acclimatization procedure will also allow you to explore the landscapes without gaining much altitude.

The comfortable hiking will allow you to explore the region closely. Various exploration points will make the 12 Days Annapurna Circuit trek even more special. You can explore the settlements of the local people. There is also the spiritual hub of Praken Gompa on the north side of the region. Finally, you will return to your tea house in the evening for the rest after acclimatization.
Day 8
Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka
Maximum Altitude: 4200m

Trek Duration: 3-4 hours

Overnight: Yak Kharka/Ledar

We will start this day of trekking from Manang. After acclimatization the earlier day, we will continue our journey passing through the beautiful natural terrains of the Manang region. The beautiful journey takes you to Yak Kharka (Pasture), which is quite similar to that of the viewpoint in the area.

The stunning view also allows you to take amazing pictures of the entire area. The landscape of the whole region is that of the Tibetan plateau, which makes the trip even more enchanting. You need to tackle various challenges to arrive at this destination. The semi-deserted hills and the region's unique landscapes will make this trip worthwhile.

You will traverse through the older parts of the Manang region, including Ginseng. You will finally arrive at Yak Kharka after trekking for a few hours. The mountains, including Annapurna, Tilicho Peak, Gangapurna, look incredible from the viewpoint. You will spend the night in Yak Kharka.
Day 9
Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi
Maximum Altitude: 4,525m

Trek Duration: 4 to 5 hours

Overnight: Thorong Phedi (High Camp)

The outstanding Yak Kharka is the starting point of this section of the trek. The trail of this trek starts with a scenic walk uphill of the region. You will need to traverse various challenging landscapes before arriving at the destination.

You will need to trek for around 4 to 5 hours. The Yak Kharka lies at the Khola river beds. You will then cross the beautiful suspension bridge to reach your path to Phedi (4420m). The narrow trail passes through the region's incredible landscapes, including a landslide area.

You will climb a steep uphill terrain to arrive at the Thorung Phedi. The Thorong High Camp (Thorung Phedi) is ideal for acclimatizing during the journey. After arriving at Thorong High Camp, you will rest for the night.
Day 10
Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath via Thorong la Pass
Maximum Altitude: 2,700 m

Trek Duration: 9 hours

Overnight: Muktinath

You will pass through the majestic Thorong La Pass from Thorong High Camp on this ultimate day of the journey. This incredible journey is one of the most anticipated Annapurna Base Camp trek sections.

First, you will wake up early in the morning as it is a long-duration trek. You will then ascend down the Thorung La Pass in a steep and challenging trail to Thorung La Pass. However, trekkers will get blessed with incredible views of the snow-clad mountains from the top, making the trip worthwhile.

Thorung La Pass (5416m), located at an incredible point, provides you with stunning all-encompassing views of the entire region, including the silver mountains. We will then trek downhill to arrive at the spiritual landmarks of Muktinath. Muktinath is the religious hub of the whole region where both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims worship.

Other areas are equally significant religiously, including Muktinath temple premises. These include the 108 stone water taps and the small kundas or the ponds in the temple premises. It takes only around 3-4 hours to arrive at the temple for the Thorong La pass.

You will then explore around the stunning temple premises basking in the religious significance. You can also explore the region's natural landscapes, including the Kali Gandaki river. Finally, after exploring the region, you will rest overnight at a teahouse in the Muktinath temple premises.
Day 11
Trek to Jomsom via Kagbeni
Maximum Altitude: 820 m

Flight Duration: 25 minutes

Overnight: Pokhara

We will continue our journey from Muktinath to Jomsom to Kagbeni. The Jomsom area is quite famous for traveling and touring purposes due to its unique landscapes compared to other parts of the country. There you can find many desert-like landscapes with barren areas. You will get a unique environment in Jomsom (2,700m) with a windy environment.

The apple farming of the region, along with its many apple products, including apple wine and apple juice, makes the trip quite memorable. After passing through the local settlement of Kagbeni, we will arrive at Jomsom. You can explore the area and spend the night at the Jomsom lodge or guesthouse.
Day 12
Fly from Jomsom-Pokhara and then Pokhara-Kathmandu
Maximum Altitude: 1400 m

Flight duration: 15 minutes, 25 minutes

We take a scenic flight from Jomsom. The majestic views of the entire region highlight this flight to arrive at the lake city of Pokhara. You will fly above the magnificent Himalayan landscapes getting up-close views of the region. There are various other landmarks of the city that you can observe from the top.

The Jomsom to Pokhara flight takes around 15 minutes. You will get to observe the incredible Annapurna region of mountains from the top. After this scenic flight, you will arrive at the settlement of Pokhara city. You will then travel back to Kathmandu from Pokhara on this day of the Annapurna Circuit trek 12 Days itinerary.

The scenic flight takes you above the beautiful landscapes of the region. The UNESCO heritage landmarks look unique from a different perspective up top. Finally, after traveling for 30 minutes, you will arrive at the destination of Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. From there you can travel to your next destination.

What is Included

  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Fresh fruit every night after dinner.
  • Trekking lodge accommodations during the trek.
  • ACAP entry permit & TIMS card.
  • Public bus to Nagdi from Kathmandu.
  • Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara -Kathmandu including airport transfer.
  • English speaking guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • A Strong, helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people).
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Government taxes and official expenses.
  • Nepal Eco Adventure T-shirt cap as souvenir.
  • Annapurna Circuit route Map.
  • Use of Sleeping bags, Down Jacket, Duffel bag and Walking Poles (if you do not have your own, to be return after you complete the trip).
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible for all levels of trekker.
  • Assistant guide group size above 6+ person.

Cost Exclude(s)

  • Airport pick up and drop from your international flight.
  • Meals and hotel whilst you are in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee $50 USD for 30 days visa on arrival.
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic hot and cold drinks.
  • Battery charging and hot shower during trek on the tea houses.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).

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What is the maximum altitude you will reach during this Annapurna Circuit trek 12 Days?

During this trek, the maximum altitude you will reach is Thorong La Pass (5416m).

What is the overall cost of the 12 Days Annapurna Circuit trek?

The cost of this trek is around US$ 600-1100. The trekking costs depend upon the facilities you take during the walk. There are various accommodations, meals, trekking permits, guides, porters, and other logistics included in this trek cost.

What is the duration of this trek?

The Annapurna Circuit trek is 12 days long. However, you can add days on the tour if you are not properly acclimatized or reduce days to accommodate your schedule.

When is the ideal time for the Annapurna Circuit trek 12 Days?

Autumn and Spring are ideal seasons for this trek in the high-altitude region. There is perfect weather in these seasons with minimal rainfall and moderate temperatures.

Is this trek ideal for solo trekking?

A guide with professional trekking experience is a must for a high-altitude region. Since this trekking trail has some challenging and confusing courses, a guide will help you immensely to complete this trek with ease.

When is the trek's difficulty level?

This trek is of moderate difficulty. Since this is a high-altitude trek, there are various challenges: altitude sickness, long duration, rugged and remote trails, meal/accommodation facilities, etc.

What are the permits required for trekking in this region?

Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and Trekking Information Management System are the permits you need to do this trek. You can get these permits through your trekking agency or by Nepal Tourism Office in Kathmandu.

Is training required before the 12 Days Annapurna Circuit trek?

This high-altitude trek requires trekkers to be in good shape. Hence, proper training is essential before taking on various challenging aspects of the region. There are different other challenges regarding this trek, including some technical sections. Trekkers should also be familiar with proper gear and equipment.

Why is travel insurance required for this trek?

Travel insurance is essential for the high-altitude trek as it will help you provide a safe and comfortable trekking adventure. The trails get challenging, including high altitude, extreme temperatures, rugged terrains, etc. Hence, to cover all the aspects of the region, including medical injuries, altitude sickness, accidents, loss, thefts, and others, you will need travel insurance along the trail.

Is hiring guides and porters essential?

Guides and porters are essential for the trek as they will help you navigate along the trail, providing you with an excellent trekking adventure. They will also help you with logistics along the route and keep you safe. Porters carry your luggage and relieve you of the burden on your back.

What are the drinking water facilities for this trek?

There are water facilities in different resources, including the tap waters. However, tap water is not safe for drinking. Hence, you should use water purification tablets, boil the water or use bottled mineral waters.

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When is the Perfect Time for a 12 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek?

The Spring and Autumn are ideal for trekking and touring around the region. The beautiful trails in these seasons make the trek quite suitable for traveling. These seasons get known to have stable and fine weather with little to no rainfall. Hence, for these reasons, trekkers flock to these Annapurna regions to complete their trekking adventure.

Spring season

The Spring season from March to May is perfect for traveling around the region. The beautiful trails of the Annapurna Circuit trek 12 Days get even more enhanced in this season due to its weather. The courses of this trek pass through some of the most challenging terrains.

These rugged landscapes make the tour even more beautiful in the spring season. Wildflowers bloom over the hills, which makes the trek quite enchanting. There are suitable temperatures that are neither too hot nor too cold. Minimal precipitation is another advantage of this trek in this season.

Autumn season

The Autumn season from September to November is a beautiful time for trekking in the region. The incredible trek in the seasons provides you with advantages such as moderate temperatures and perfect skies.

Trekkers can observe the clear blue sky and the snow-capped mountains in their glory. The beautiful trails also remain festive as many festivals fall in this season. Cultural exploration is another essential aspect of this 12 days Annapurna Circuit Trek.

Off-season treks

The off-season treks are pretty challenging compared to peak season treks in the region. There are various tough conditions, including landslides, floods, avalanches, heavy rainfall, heavy snowfall, etc. These multiple challenges will make this trek extremely difficult for the trekkers. Therefore they must prepare and pack well with the necessary equipment and clothing gears for a safe off-season trek.

What is the Difficulty of the Annapurna Circuit Trek 12 Days?

The high-altitude Himalayan trek is moderate in terms of difficulty. Various challenges include altitude sickness, remote conditions, rugged terrains, accommodation, extreme temperatures, etc.

Altitude sickness

The higher altitude Himalayan Trek passes through the altitude or elevation of 4000 meters above sea level. Therefore, trekkers should remain aware of these challenges during the Annapurna Circuit Trek 12 Days. High altitude sickness is quite common whether a beginner or an expert trekker. You should acclimatize and rest well during your trekking journey to tackle altitude sickness.

Various acclimatization points will allow you to explore the region and adapt to the changing conditions. Another important aspect of tackling altitude sickness is hydrating regularly with at least 4 to 5 liters of water every day. Avoid alcoholic drinks and coffee, as it can lead to dehydration. You can assign your guide for the perfect acclimatization points in the itinerary. This process allows you to adapt to the changing conditions quite well.

Rugged trails

Another challenging aspect of this trek is the rugged and remote trains. The trails pass through remote landscapes of Nepal. There are many uphill and downhill paths which can be pretty daunting if you have not trekked earlier. You should prepare yourself by taking small practice hikes in the hills to tackle this problem. You should also train well with suitable physical and mental activities to tackle any conditions.

Extreme weather conditions

The higher altitude region has unpredictable weather. Even in the peak season, you can experience some fluctuation in temperatures. The weather conditions can change in a few hours. Henceforth, there are reasons you should consider getting proper trekking gear and equipment during the trek. This will keep you protected from all external factors along the way.

These extreme weather conditions also require you to check the forecast before making plans in advance. Temperatures in the high altitude region can drop well below zero degrees celsius during the nighttime. Hence, intense planning is essential to have a comfortable trekking experience.

Accommodations

Another factor you must consider is the facility you will get in terms of accommodation and meals during our stay. Accommodations in the Himalayan region are generally tea houses, lodges, and guest houses. These accommodations are not fancy and will allow you basic facilities of stay.

You will get a room that you will share with other trekkers and a bed with a warm blanket and pillow. The toilet facilities are generally located outside of these houses. They are not very highly maintained, so you might have to compromise in that regard. You will have to carry your toiletries on your own.

Besides that, you will also need to take extra sleeping bags to get excellent and warm sleep on freezing nights. Hence these are the various difficulties you will face during this high altitude trek in the region.

Why Take This Annapurna Circuit Trek 12 Days?

Beautiful scenic vista

The beautiful scenic vista of the region highlights this incredible high-altitude trek. There are outstanding snow-clad mountains that you can observe during the excursion. The gorgeous sunrise and sunsets from various points in the snow-capped mountains are a thing of absolute beauty.

There are other incredible natural and cultural landmarks that you can observe along the trail. Besides that, there are natural landmarks, including beautiful waterfalls, rivers, glaciers, cliffs, meadows, etc.

Adventurous trails

The routes of these spectacular treks pass through some adventurous trails. Trekkers will observe the beautiful landscapes while trekking through these rugged terrains. These challenging trails pass through steep hill climbs and narrow mountain cliffs.

There are other natural terrains, including mountain passes, valleys, grasslands, hamlets, etc., along the way. You will have an excellent time trekking through these trails, which will boost Your adrenaline.

Cultural exploration

The cultural exploration of the region is another exciting attraction of this trek. Trekkers will pass through the local settlements with a rich heritage. These heritage sites include beautiful monasteries, temples, and other local accommodations.

There are various other cultural aspects that you can experience with the help of your professional trekking guide. They will help you translate the local language and then provide context about the local region. This way, you will have an excellent time trekking and culturally exploring the area.

Wildlife exploration

The trekkers will get to observe the region's beautiful, rare, and endangered wildlife. The region's wildlife is unique as they lie in the high-altitude area. Various animals in the region, including Himalayan tahr, black bears, snow leopards, dance, yaks, and others.

These wildlife animals become active, especially in the peak season of Spring and Autumn. Whereas in the off-season, they generally hibernate due to the extreme climate. You will also get to observe these animals driving in their natural habitat if you travel in the peak season.

Safe and comfortable terrains

The various challenging trails will provide you with an incredible adventure. But you will have a safe and comfortable trek as we offer a complete package. With us, you will get the best value for your money and other incredible amounts of benefits.

You don't have to worry about the meals and accommodations along the trail. You will also get a professional trekking guide and porters. In emergencies, you will get first aid help and evacuation if necessary. Therefore this safe and comfortable trekking experience is another highlight of this trek.

Things to Consider for the 12 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek

Acclimatization and altitude sickness

Since you will constantly gain significant altitude, you will experience low Oxygen and air pressure conditions. These factors make the trekkers more prone to altitude sickness or acute mountain sickness in high-altitude regions. To tackle these conditions, a trekker must have proper acclimatization and hydration.

Trekkers should ensure they have separate days for this in the itinerary. Besides that, they will also need a proper hydration routine which includes 4 to 5 liters of water during each trek. Also, they must avoid climbing more than 500 meters and should not drink alcoholic beverages during their trekking.

Trekking gears and equipment

Trekkers must also carry proper warm clothing and trek gear for the freezing climate. The weather in the region is quite challenging, so you should get yourself a down jacket and a sleeping bag to tackle the cold. Besides that, you should also consider getting trekking equipment like trekking poles and trekking boots. This will help you trek the uphill climb of the terrain.

Trekking guides and waters

Trekking guides get required for the challenging high-altitude trek in the Himalayan region. High altitude challenging landscapes require proper navigation. Besides that, they will also help you in case of any emergency. They will also help you in evacuation if necessary.

These trekking guides know the route at the back of their hands and have a wide range of networks. You will get the best facilities for meals and accommodations with the help of these guides. They will also take care of all the required trek permits.

On the other hand, for carrying heavy luggage, you will get porters. They will carry around 25 kgs of your luggage towards the destination ahead. You can trek through these rocky terrains without any discomfort.

Travel permits and insurance

Travel permits are also essential for the entrance in the various conservation areas and National Parks. You will also require travel insurance that covers various aspects like injuries, altitude sickness, loss, theft of property, etc.

These travel insurance packages will also come in handy if you need to evacuate from the trail for some emergency purposes. Even a tiny cramp can be pretty challenging as there are no proper health posts.

Meals and accommodations

The meals and accommodations of the 12 Days Annapurna Circuit trek are generally in the tea houses. With the Dal Bhaat as the main dish, you will get the complete calories required for the journey. You'll also get to eat other cuisines, including momo, Chow Mein, noodles, pasta, etc.

They stay in the local tea houses with bed and blanket facilities. You can carry extra sleeping black bags to keep you safe from the cold weather conditions. Besides that, you should also bring toiletries for daily use as they are not available in these tea houses.

Training Regime for the Annapurna Circuit Trek 12 Days

The training regime required for the 12 Days Annapurna Circuit trek includes these exercises:

Physical exercises

These exercises will help you gain the required strength and stamina. It will also help rebuild your endurance level while trekking a long distance in the Himalayan terrains. Besides that, you will also gain muscles in various parts of your body. These exercises will also allow you to trek freely without fatigue.

Cardiovascular exercises

These cardiovascular exercises will help you with flexibility along the trail. There are various challenging conditions along the route, and these exercises will not let you tire out even after trekking for a long duration. The different aerobics exercises include cycling, jogging, swimming, etc. You can hike in nearby hills for practice to get the idea of treks.

Mental exercises

Mental exercises are essential for the 12 Days Annapurna Circuit trek as well. They will help you in various ways to get prepared for the walk. Practice hikes and research on the internet to learn about their journey is also ideal. A stable mind and a positive attitude are also essential to arrive at your destination in time. The motivation from the trekking guide or within yourself is also quite a boost in your trekking journey.

Typical Day in the Annapurna Circuit Trek 12 Days Itinerary

The typical day at the high altitude region starts with the early sunrise view from the tea house itself. You will then perform your daily rituals and have your tea or other beverages before beginning this trek. You can also have a light breakfast which includes bread, eggs, porridges, etc.

We will trek early so that you will arrive at your destination before dark. You will make your way through the various beautiful trails before you finally reach the tea house. You can eat and rest for a bit. Finally, you will then eventually continue your trek to the destination. You can have light snacks along before resting for the day.

You will finally have your dinner at around 8 p.m., along with the fellow trekkers. You can rest around or enjoy it with the other trekkers along the trail. You can also read a book if you like before resting for the night. The tea house rooms consist of something like a bed and a blanket.

You can cover yourself with an extra sleeping blanket at night so that you will get a warm sleep. A good night's sleep will keep you refreshed and recharged for the Annapurna Circuit Trek 12 Days itinerary the next day.

Guides and Porters

Guides and photos are essential for the 12 Days Annapurna Circuit trek because they will help you immensely. Professional guides will help you with the various navigation instances on the trail. They know the route on the back of their hand, so you will not face any problem while trekking with them.

They are also quite helpful while providing you with the best accommodation and meals facilities. They come in handy in emergency conditions like injuries, acute mountain sickness, and other challenges. They will also help you with the evacuation facilities. While you can try this incredible trek solo, trekking with a guide or in a group is generally recommended.

On the other hand, porters are pretty helpful as they carry your heavy luggage so that you will not get fatigued along the trails. You can trek freely without hassle, along with the challenges up and downhill. Besides that, you will also find guys who work in the region. It will cost you less and provide you with the excellent value of money.

Packing List for the Annapurna Circuit Trek 12 Days

Clothing

  • Waterproof jacket
  • Trekking shirts
  • Trekking pants
  • Fleece jackets
  • Down jacket
  • Trekking boots
  • Thermal wears
  • Warm woolen cap
  • Woolen trekking socks
  • Woolen gloves
  • Windproof jacket
  • Raincoat

First Aid

  • Anti-nauseant medication
  • Water purifying tablets
  • Rehydration salts
  • Mosquito and insect repellent

Toiletries

  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Sanitizer
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Toilet paper
  • Sunscreen

Others

  • Phone
  • Power Banks
  • Solar Charges
  • Extra Batteries
  • Reusable water bottles
  • Local SIM card
  • Camera

Important documents

  • Passport
  • Trekking Permits
  • Travel insurance

Essential Tips for the Annapurna Circuit Trek 12 Days

  • Get yourself trekking permits required for the trek
  • Book all your meals and accommodation facilities
  • Get yourself a proper travel insurance package before the trek
  • Trek early so that you will arrive before dark
  • Hydrate regularly with 5 to 6 liters of water daily during a trekking
  • Always hire professional guides after a background check
  • Get proper trekking gear and equipment
  • You can also rent trekking gears
  • Increase your calorie intake in the higher altitude region
  • Acclimatize well during your tour and various rests
  • Trek gently and gradually, and do not rush during the trek
  • Do a proper background check of professional guides
  • Get solar chargers and power banks during your trek
  • Carry snacks along the route so that you will not get hungry
  • Get water purification tablets and dehydration solves to mix in the drinking water
  • Carry tea bags, coffee powder, juice powder to save costs
  • Learn how to bargain in the local shops

Food and Accommodation in 12 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek

The meal facilities in the Annapurna circuit trek 12 days are pretty basic. You will get served the primary meal of "Dal Bhat," an essential dish in the country. The meals provide you with the necessary energy and calories required for the Annapurna Circuit trek 12 Days.

The meal facilities are available in these cozy tea houses. The food materials do not have as much variety as traveling at a high altitude. However, you will get the best customer service at these local teahouses. There are warm rooms to stay within these teahouses.

There are also sharing rooms in case of packed tea houses in the peak seasons. The warm tea houses in the remote regions along the trail will make you feel quite enthralled. The toilets along the route are pretty basic, with squat-style toilets. There are some facilities of Wifi, hot water services, and electronic charging are also available in these terrains.

There are varieties of food for breakfast, including bread, toast, eggs, and porridge. There are drinks like garlic soup, tea, coffee, and others in these tea houses. Moreover, other varieties of food, including momo, chowmein, noodles, thukpa, and others, are available too. You can also carry your snacks along the trail.

Permits Required for the 12 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek

Trekking permits required for the trek include Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) and Annapurna Conservation Area permits (ACAP). These permits are available in Nepal Tourism Board's Office in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

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