What is the best season for the 10 day AC Hiking tour?
Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful treks in Nepal, the 10 days AC trekking tour lets you go around the Northern sides of the Annapurna massif. The best season for the 10 days AC trek will be spring and autumn. During these seasons some of the best views can be witnessed during the entire trek, and the high mountain pass of Thorang La will be most accessible.
Do you want to do the 10 days AC trek package during autumn or fall?
Autumn is probably the best option for the 10 days AC trekking, during this season the rainfalls have stopped and winter is around the corner. With warm trekking days and chiller nights, it provides the perfect weather conditions for trekking in Nepal. With a mix of the jungle to rocky trails and a climb up to Thorang La this incredible 10 days Annapurna Circuit tour package is surely recommended during the autumn season.
Do you want to do the 10 days AC hiking package during the spring season?
Although warmer than the autumn season, trekking to Annapurna Circuit during the spring season is absolutely perfect if you’re looking for a great trekking experience in Nepal. With more accessible paths and warm trekking days. Trekking to Annapurna Circuit can also be done during other seasons, but we are not so happy to recommend it, as due to unpredictable weather most flights to and from Jomsom airport will be delayed and sometimes even canceled, resulting in a bad experience during your trek in Nepal.
How difficult is the 10 days AC trekking tour package?
The difficulty level for this incredible 10 days AC hiking package s set as moderate. Having good accessible roads and well build trails the 10 days Annapurna Circuit trek is not so difficult and can be done by even novice trekkers. With our main concern being elevation it is necessary to take some precautions while ascending higher in around the Annapurna Mountains.
What type of fitness do I require to do the 10 days AC Trek?
For any type of trek in the Himalayas, a good fitness level is required to fully enjoy the trek and the beauty of the scenery. For Annapurna Circuit 10 days tour fitness level we do advise practicing in higher altitudes including hiking, jogging, or joining a gym and boosting your stamina pre-departure to be at your best during this incredible trek in Nepal.
What is our accommodation during Annapurna Circuit hiking?
Like all treks in Nepal, we start off in Kathmandu, staying at one of the hotels in Thamel. This incredible area filled with charming restaurants, trekking shops, and unique handicraft shops is absolutely perfect to stay on our first nights during the 10 days Annapurna Circuit tour. The hotels in Thamel are all up to the norm and provide a comfortable feeling before we start to trek in Nepal. With different categories to choose from these hotels in Thamel are booked on a Bed and Breakfast basis.
Nearing the end of the 10 day Annapurna Circuit trekking tour we spend a night in Pokhara lakeside city. This incredible city is filled with great pubs and restaurants and the lakeside access gives it just that wow factor. It is possible to extend your stay and enjoy some great activities in Pokhara before heading back to Kathmandu and conclude the 10 day Annapurna Circuit trek. Just give us a message during your booking with our Alpine Eco Trek team.
During the Trek:
The 10 days Annapurna Circuit walking holiday is filled with charming guesthouses known for their warm hospitality and cheaper rates than the Everest region. At Alpine Eco Trek we strongly believe in sustainable tourism and make as much use of local facilities as possible. With guesthouses up to Muktinath, our trekking nights will be spend warm and cozy. Muktinath and Jomsom have hotels available with a bit more comfort and facilities. The guesthouses on the way from Chame to Muktinath have mostly warm water and WIFI access. During the 10 days trek except for Kathmandu and Pokhara, an all-in plan is included. This means that during the trekking part of this package breakfast, lunch and dinner can be included, our 10 days AC trekking tour is based on a breakfast and lodges basis during the trek too.
What type of meals can I expect during the Annapurna Circuit 10 days package?
In Kathmandu, a bed and breakfast booking is included in the 10 days Annapurna Circuit hiking. Meals during the trek around Annapurna have a great choice from lodge restaurants. We do recommend refraining from ordering any meat items in the smaller guest houses. Try the local dishes to increase that cultural level during this amazing trek in Nepal.
Do I require travel insurance for the 10 days of Annapurna Circuit walking holidays?
Travel insurance is required for the 10 days Annapurna Circuit with Thorong La pass trek. While the trek around Annapurna is safe during the autumn and spring season prevention is better than cure and your safety is always a priority to our Alpine Eco Trek team. With every booking made travel insurance is required. This can easily be obtained from your own insurance agency or online to reliable travel insurance online agent.
Are there any safety measures while doing the 10 days Annapurna Circuit and Thorong La pass trek?
With relatively safe trails and made roads along the way of Annapurna Circuit with Thorong La pass 10 days trek, Alpine Eco Trek does take the necessary safety measures. This ensures our travelers during the trek and lets us be prepared for anything. With a detailed trekking briefing, everybody is informed about river crossing procedures, how to ascend and descend properly and to always follow our guides' instructions during the trek. It is also quite important to make sure that every day you are well-rested and acclimatized and to be sure to inform your trekking guide of any signs of headache or fatigue during the 10 days AC hike.
What is the normal group size during the Annapurna Circuit Tour?
With smaller groups comes better service as we say at Alpine Eco Trek. A normal group size during this 10 days trek and our other treks are between two to twenty persons. Dividing our team of guides and assistant guides becomes more manageable and this way we are sure that every trekker in the group is well taken care of. Here at Alpine Eco Trek, you get to choose between a private trek or joining a group.
Private Trips or Group Joining
With only your bookings in a group, it becomes more personal during the short Annapurna Circuit tour. This great way of trekking in Nepal is good if you don’t want to be dependent on others. We do recommend the Annapurna Circuit 10 days hiking tour for families, groups of friends young and old.
To join a group for this trek it’s very easy, just have a look at our fixed departures and availability. Joining a group is a great way to save some money and meet new people from around the world. Alpine Eco Trek makes sure that every group is well organized with same-aged groups.
How is a trekking day of Around Annapurna Trek filled?
A trekking day of the Around Annapurna Circuit trek is filled from morning to late afternoon. With trekking routes leading up and down, it’s necessary to start in the morning trek for 3 hours and enjoy lunch before trekking a few more hours to our overnight destination. The days are filled with clear skies and great Himalayan views if you do the 10 days trek during the autumn or spring seasons. Our highest point of the trek will be the Thorang La mountain pass at a height of 5,416 meters. Average trekking hours during this amazing 10 days trek will be 5 hours per day with some days 8 hours.
What type of guide do I require during the Annapurna Circuit Hike?
The type of guide you require during the 10 days Annapurna Circuit tour is a government-licensed trekking guide. Alpine Eco Trek always provides well-experienced and fluent English trekking guides with assistant guides depending on your group size. While trekking around the Annapurna Himalayas having great insight and knowledge about the region will always improve your travel experience, and that’s why our guides never fail to impress trekkers.
What type of equipment do I need for the 10 days AC trek?
The type of equipment required for the 10 days AC trek is not advanced. With standard gear, you can easily complete this amazing trek in Nepal. In early autumn we do recommend bringing some rainproof equipment. Sometimes the rains haven’t ended yet at the start of autumn and we might need to trek during rainfall. Otherwise some light night gear and a comfortable sleeping bag for the guesthouses. The trek up to Thorang La can be steep for some so we do advise bringing a pair of trekking sticks to make the ascend easier for you. Find a packing list here.
How much does it cost to fly from Jomsom to Pokhara?
All the flights from Jomsom to Pokhara are scheduled to fly before noon. The one and only Yeti Airlines will be flying from Jomsom to Pokhara. A small plane (16 person capacity, twin Otter single-seated plane) with window seat guaranteed and the weight limit is 15 Kg including your handbag. And, the cost to fly from Jomsom to Pokhara is USD 125 per person.
What are the tips to complete the 10 Annapurna Circuit holiday successfully?
Embark on a magical 10-day trek; one of the most beautiful treks in the Annapurna region, the trek to the Annapurna circuit begins with a pleasant walk through the world-famous Marsayngdi River valley. This trek does not include any technical climb, therefore no need for any previous trekking or climbing experience or even any high altitude experience to complete the 10 days Annapurna circuit trek. However, you need to be physically fit and have great strength, conditioning and endurance to be able to complete the trek and to fully enjoy the marvelous trip of a lifetime.
So, we recommend you to spend at least 3 to 4 days a week doing some normal physical training for 2 to 3 months prior to the departure date of the trek. Joining a Gym, hiking, walking and good aerobic, Zumba exercises including jogging, swimming and cycling will be highly recommended before starting the 10 days Annapurna hiking tour.
How can I book 10 days Annapurna circuit trek?
Please send us an email or fill up an online form on our website and to book the trip, we need a copy of your passport along with a 20 percent down payment of the total price for advance flight tickets and hotel booking and permit processing.
Can I charge camera batteries along the trek?
Yes, in the most places, you can charge batteries along the trek (per hour USD 2-3 for charging).