"the mountains are calling and i must go". Nepal our neighboring country is divided by boundaries however both countries still have similarities. After months of research, reading and planning i finally booked my tickets from Mumbai to Kathmandu. the 3 hours flight gave me enough time to rewind on all the details of the trip ahead. My trip was about the majestic Annapurna Circuit Trek which can take up to 25 days to complete . However with roads being developed one can avail transportation bringing the trek trails to 12-15 days. By now you must have guessed that i am an amature trekker and i was there in Kathmandu 3 hours later to stsrt my trek to what is said to be highest pass in the world - The Annapurna Circuit. ( on budget). So hold on your trekking poles and ur best friend your trekking bag and read my journey which took me 18 days to complete . Day 1- Mumbai to Kathmandu. So i had an early morning flight from Mumbai to Kathmandu via Jet Airways. it did cost me whopping 18k( a bit more than i expected) and after 3 hours i was in Kathmandu. As India and Nepal share friendly relations hence there is no visa for Indians only arrival stamp and small form fill up for records and you are free to go ahead. After i stepped out of Airport i took a cab and reached Gongabu Bus Stand one of the famous landmark of the city as all buses depart from here. i checked into hotel kept my luggage and went straight to get my permits in Tourism Office as they open only from 10-5 pm. As we are Indian the permit charges are less for us being the SAARC nation. i paid around 200/- for TIMS permits and 300/- for ACAP permits. They took all the details about trek and after 40 mins issues the permits. As i was famised and tired, after getting my permits i went straight to hotel had my lunch of traditional daal bhat and slept for sometime. In the evening i explored the markets to check my gears for the upcoming trek. After buying small gritty things i came back to my hotel and called it a day .