Best Time for Annapurna Circuit Budget Trek 12 days
The spring and autumn season is the best time for Annapurna circuit trek. During the months of spring (March- May) and autumn (Sept- Nov) the days are sunny and warm and the weather is stable. You will enjoy the stunning views of the mountains and the rhododendron flowers during spring season. During the autumn season the views are mesmerizing and the temperature is chilly during nights and morning. The trek is also available in monsoon season (June- Aug). This season is not appropriate for the Annapurna circuit budget trek due to frequent rainfalls and unstable weather condition. If the cold weather doesn’t bother you then you can also do the trek during the winter season (Dec- Feb). The 12 days Annapurna circuit budget trek is available during all the seasons so you can book the trek whenever you want.
Packing lists for the 12 days Annapurna Circuit Budget Trek
It is very important to pack the right gears for the safe and successful trek. So here are the lists of most necessary trekking equipments for your 12 days Annapurna circuit budget trek.
- Down jackets, windproof and water proof jackets, trekking trousers
- Trekking boots, socks, t shirts, long sleeve shirts
- Gloves, scarf, hat, sun glasses, quick drying towel, underwear
- Sunscreen cream, moisturizer, lip balm, face wipes
- Cell phone, camera, power banks, head light
- Water bottles, medical kits, water purifying tablets
Other than these, you can carry your personal essential and valuable things. You can leave the unnecessary equipments at your hotel.
Accommodation during the Annapurna circuit budget trek 12 days
During your Annapurna circuit budget trek you will find many lodges and teahouses. At the lower elevations you will get good facilities but accommodations are basic as you reach higher elevations. The rooms are neat and clean and provide comfortable bed, warm blankets, pillows and electric lights. In Kathmandu and Pokhara you will be accommodated in good 3 star hotels.
Meals during the Annapurna Circuit Budget Trek for 12 days
In the trekking trail you can enjoy the foods at the teahouses and lodges. The most popular food is authentic Nepalese food Dal bhat. Beside that you can have other varieties of food like: noodles, pasta, thukpa, momos, pancake, etc. You will also get the hot and cold drinks like: ginger tea, milk tea, black tea, etc. You can pick anything from menu and enjoy the dishes.
Drinking water during 12 days Annapurna Circuit Budget Trekking
You can get the safe drinking water in the teahouses and lodges. You can buy the bottled water and hot water. You should carry the water purifying tablets and thermos while trekking. It is very important to drink plenty of water and stay hydrated.
Wifi and charging services in the Annapurna Circuit Budget Trek
The wifi is available in the most of the teahouses but you have to pay extra fee. The electricity is also available in most of the teahouses/ lodges so you can charge your electronic device there. They will charge you extra money for the charging services.
Trekking guide and porters for the Annapurna Circuit Budget Trek
You will do this Annapurna circuit budget trek with our professional guide and porter. Welcome Nepal treks would provide you skilled, experienced, knowledgeable and helpful trekking guide and porters. The trekking guide will lead the trail and your porters will carry your bags. They will also inform every detail about the trekking region, Nepalese people and their cultures. They will make your trip safe, successful and memorable.
Health and fitness for Annapurna Circuit Budget Trek
The Annapurna circuit trek is a moderate level of trek. Anyone who can walk for at least 6-7 hours of a day can complete this trek. If you have average physical fitness, good health condition and strong determination you can do this trek successfully. You can do jogging, swimming and exercise regularly before few weeks of the trek.
Permits for the Annapurna circuit budget trek 12 days
For the Annapurna circuit budget trek 12 days you need two permits. One is Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entry permits and another is Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) cards.
Travel insurance for Annapurna circuit budget trek 12 days
Welcome Nepal treks strongly advise you to have good travel insurance for your 12 days Annapurna Circuit budget trek. The travel insurance should cover the medical services and helicopter rescues during the trek. This will make you feel safe and secured in the trek.
Safety during the Annapurna Circuit budget trek
Our first and foremost priority is always customer’s safety. The team of Welcome Nepal treks provides full care and safety to the customers. We provide the professional guides and porters who will ensure your safety and check on your health throughout the trekking journey. The guides will be carrying the necessary gears and medical kits. In case of emergency, Welcome Nepal Treks also have a helicopter rescue. So, the Annapurna circuit budget trek in Nepal is completely safe.
Tipping in the 12 days Annapurna circuit budget trek
Tipping is not mandatory in the 12 days Annapurna circuit budget trek. During your trekking trip you will have a guide and porter who will help you and provide you the best services during the trek. If you loved their services then you can tip them with some amount of money at the last day of the trek. Tipping is just a way to show that you are thankful for their hard work and services.
Why to do 12 days Annapurna Circuit Budget trek
The 12 days Annapurna circuit budget trek is a wonderful trekking package that offers adventure for a lifetime. The budget Annapurna circuit trek 12 days is best package for the low cost trekkers. The trek offers amazing mountains views, temples, cultural villages, waterfalls, and wildlife. During the trek you will witness and learn the lifestyle and culture of diverse ethnic groups in the Annapurna region. The breathtaking mountains, mesmerizing rivers, the temples, fascinating cultures and the kind locals will make you trekking trip unforgettable.
Why to do the Annapurna circuit budget trek 12 days with Welcome Nepal Treks
Welcome Nepal Treks provide the Annapurna circuit budget treks at a very affordable price with great services. The team is well trained, experienced and professional. Your safety is our first priority so we provide full safety to the customers. We provide you well experience, trustworthy and knowledgeable guides and porters for your Annapurna Circuit Budget trek. We will make sure to satisfy the customers with our high quality services and warm hospitality. You should book the trek with us and have the best trekking experience.
Risks during 12 days Annapurna Circuit Budget Trek
It’s important to be aware of potential risks and take necessary precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Some of the risk that may occur during 12 days Annapurna circuit budget trek are mentioned below:
- Altitude Sickness
- Weather Changes
- Slippery Trails
- Landslides and Avalanches
- River Crossings
- Limited communication
- Remote location
- Lack of medical facilities
- Poorly Maintained Bridges and Paths
- Fatigue and Overexertion
- Limited Medical Facilities
- Theft and Safety
How difficult is the 12 days Annapurna Circuit Budget Trek?
The Annapurna Circuit trail consists of a mix of well-maintained paths, rocky sections, and occasional steep and narrow trails. Some sections may involve crossing rivers, navigating slippery terrain, and ascending steep inclines. The trail conditions can vary depending on the weather and season. Altitude is a significant factor in the difficulty of the Annapurna Circuit trek. As you ascend to higher altitudes, the air becomes thinner, and the risk of altitude sickness increases. Proper acclimatization, slow and gradual ascent, and maintaining good hydration are crucial to mitigate altitude-related risks. It's important to note that the difficulty of the trek is subjective and can vary from person to person. Proper physical fitness, mental preparedness, and previous trekking experience can contribute to a more comfortable and enjoyable trek. Remember to plan your trek well in advance, train appropriately, and be prepared with the necessary trekking gear, including sturdy trekking shoes, layered clothing, and a good quality backpack. Taking the time to acclimatize properly and listening to your body's needs will contribute to a safer and more rewarding experience on the Annapurna Circuit trek.
Preventing Altitude Sickness (AMS) during the 12 days Annapurna Circuit Budget Trek
Altitude sickness can be a potential risk when trekking at high altitudes like 12 days Annapurna Circuit Budget Trek. Some of the preventive measures to help to reduce the chances of altitude sickness are mentioned below:
- Gradual Ascend
- Stay Hydrated
- Proper Nutrition
- Avoid Overexertion
- Avoid smoking and alcohol
- Proper Clothing
- Restful Sleep
- Avoid sleeping pills
- Stay Well-Hydrated
- Descend if Necessary
- Travel with a Guide
- Know the Signs
What gear and equipment for 12 days Annapurna Circuit Budget Trek?
- A few pairs of Thermal tops
- Fleece jacket/pullover
- Windcheater - waterproof shell jacket one pair
- Down jacket
- Comfortable Fleece/wool trousers
- Trekking pants- at least 2 pairs
- Thermal or woolen hat
- Mittens/woolen gloves
- Warm Hiking socks
- Hiking boots or sturdy trekking shoes
- Hiking Cotton trousers/t-shirts
- Sun hat/scarf, wash towel
- Sunglasses(with UV protection)
- Sunscreen (with high SPF)
- Trekking map and guidebook
- Portable charger for electronic devices
- Sleeping bag
- Trekking poles
- Day bag above 40 L
- Waterproof cover for backpack
- Headlamp or flashlight
- Personal toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, biodegradable soap, etc.)
- Basic personal first aid kit
- Snacks and energy bars
- Water bottles, water purification tablets
12 days Annapurna Circuit Budget Trek with Helicopter return
After completing the 12 days Annapurna circuit budget trek, it is possible to return by helicopter. If you prefer to shorten the trek or have time constraints, arranging a helicopter return can be a convenient option. Welcome Nepal Treks can assist you in arranging a helicopter pickup from a suitable location along the trekking route and coordinate the timing for your return to a desired destination, such as Pokhara. It's important to note that helicopter returns are subject to weather conditions and availability. There may be instances where helicopters cannot fly due to poor weather or other reasons.
Training for 12 days Annapurna Circuit Budget Trek
The 12 days Annapurna Circuit Budget Trek involves several days of continuous trekking at high altitudes. Focus on cardiovascular exercises such as hiking, running, cycling, or swimming to improve your endurance. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity cardio exercises, three to five times a week. It also requires strength and endurance, especially when tackling uphill and downhill sections. Incorporate strength training exercises like squats, lunges, step-ups, and core exercises to build leg and core strength.
Distance and Time during 12 days Annapurna Circuit Budget Trek
The Annapurna Circuit trek typically takes around 12 days to complete, covering a distance of approximately 160-230 kilometers (100-145 miles), depending on the specific route and side trips taken. This means you will be trekking an average of 13-19 kilometers (8-12 miles) per day.
Annapurna Circuit Budget Trekking and Alternate Packages
The Annapurna Circuit trek offers breathtaking mountain scenery and cultural immersion. However, if you're looking for alternative trekking packages in the Annapurna region, here are a few options to consider:
- Annapurna Base Camp Trek
- Annapurna base camp trek return back by helicopter
- Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
- Mardi Himal Trek
- Tlicho lake trek
- Annapurna base camp budget trek
Can I book Private 12 days Annapurna Circuit Budget Trek?
Yes, welcome Nepal treks take the booking of 12 days private Annapurna Circuit Budget trek. We assist you in organizing a private trek according to your preferences and budget. Booking a private trek allows you to have more flexibility in terms of itinerary, pace, and group size. While a private trek offers more flexibility, it can be relatively more expensive than joining a group trek. Costs will depend on factors such as the duration of the trek, the number of people in your group, the level of services required, and additional amenities.
Can I join the Group on 12 days Annapurna Circuit Budget Trek?
Yes, you can join a group for the 12 days Annapurna Circuit budget trek. Welcome Nepal Treks offer group treks to the 12 days Annapurna Circuit Budget Trek. You can contact or visit us and know about the scheduled group treks. We will provide you with information on departure dates, group size, and other details. Trekking with a group allows you to share the journey with fellow trekkers who have a similar interest in exploring the Annapurna region. You can connect with like-minded individuals, make new friends, and create lasting memories together.
What is the Cost of the 12 days Annapurna Circuit Budget Trek?
Welcome Nepal Treks offer the 12 days Annapurna Circuit Budget trek at a very reasonable price. We offer this 12 days adventurous Annapurna Circuit Budget trekking package around $650 - $800 with the quality services. The cost includes the transportation fees and everything mentioned in the package with all meals.
12 days Annapurna Circuit Budget Trek Booking and Payment Policies
If you want to book the 12 days Annapurna circuit budget trek with Welcome Nepal Treks then, we need the photocopy of your passport and you have to pay us a minimum of 10% payment of the total cost as advance. You can pay us through different medium like cash, bank transfer, or online. We accept booking deposits through Credit Cards (Master Card or Visa and many more). You can also pay us direct cash. We also accept your last minute booking but the booking should be done at least before one day prior to the trip departure date. If you have any question regarding the trek, then feel free to contact us.
Trip extension after 12 days Annapurna Circuit Budget Trek
After completing the 12 days Annapurna Circuit Budget trek, there are several options for extending your trip and exploring more of Nepal. Here are a few popular destinations and activities that you can consider:
- Ghorepani-Poon Hill Trek
- Chitwan National Park
- Annapurna base camp trek
- Manaslu circuit trek
- Langtang valley trek
- Everest Region
- Upper Mustang trek
- UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath
- Trishuli, bhotekoshi rafting
- Mardi Himal trek
- Tlicho lake trek