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Starting from: Beshi Shahar (Drive from Kathmandu, 8 hours)
Ending at: Naya Pool (By Bus or Car)

Duration: 24 days
Grade: Challenging


Dates of availability:

  • November 2009

Cost:

  • On application

Including everythhing in Nepal
Minimum 4 persons

 

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Included:

  • Internal flights Kathmandu-Lukla (approx 35 minutes)
  • All other transfers
  • Hotel **** in Kathmandu double room bed and breakfast
  • Sagarmatha national Park entry fee
  • Accommodation in Tea Lodges during trekking period (double or triple room) with half board
  • Porters during trekking (1 per person)
  • Fluent Italian and English speaking guide

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Not included:

  • International fight to Kathmandu
  • Travel and trekking Insurance
  • Nepal Visa (obtainable on arrival)
  • Local flight taxes
  • Entrance fee to Museums and Temples
  • Drinks, tips and other extras
  • All other items not mentioned in "what is included"

 

Himalayan Trekking: Annapurna Circuit


himalayas1_1This trek is one of the most famous long treks because of its variation from dense forest to the Tibetan plateau. The most interesting part of this trek will be your encounters with different ethnic groups like Gurungs, Magars and Thakalis. Trekkers passing through the 5416m Throng-La pass can have perfect views of three beautiful mountains: Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Marshyangdi, with Kali Gandaki river being the deepest gorge in the world. It is still virgin land to attract the people from all over the world.

Highest point of the trek: 5416m. (Thorong La Pass)

Mode of trekking tour: Lodge Trek - Recommended one or camping trek.

Himalayan sights: Annapurna I 8091m, Annapurna II 7937m, Annapurna III 7855m, Annapurna IV 7525m, Annapurna South 7819m, Varaha Shikhar 7847m, Himchuli 6441m, Dhaulagiri 1 8163m, Dhaulagiri II 7751m, Churen Himal 7371m, Sita Chuchura 6611m, Nilgiri 6940m, Thapa Peak 6015m, Tukche Peak 6920m, Tilicho peak 7134m, Machhapuchhre 6993m, Mardi Himal 5588m. Singu Chuli 6500m, Tharpu Chuli 5663m. Gangapurna 7483m, Lamjung Himal 6931m, Manaslu 8163m, Ganesh Himal 1 7429m, Ganesh Himal 2 7163m, Ganesh Himal 3 7110m, Ngadi Chuli 7871m, Himalchuli 7893m, Shringi 7187m, Pisang peak 6019m, Himlung 7126m, Gyajikhang 7038m, Cheo Himal 6820m, Chulu East 6338m, Chulu West 6420m, Thorong Peak 6484m, Yakawa Kan 6482m, Ratna Chuli 7035m, Brikuti 6364m and more snow capped mountains.

Biggest Attraction of the Trek: Different Community with majority of Gurungs & Magars and the great Himalayan scenery etc.

Lakes: Gangapurna Lake – 3350m., Tilicho Lake 4200m - the highest lake in the World.





Itinerary

Day 1: Some one from the Himalayan Windhorse Adventure will Welcome you at the Tribuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. Meeting with the guide and payment formality.
Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Beshisahar 5 hrs
Day 3: Trek to Bahundanda 1310m., this is the first Gurung village you reach(many of Nepal's Gorkha soldiers are Gurung). The trail offers fine views of Mt. Himchuli, Mt. Ngadi chuli, Manasalu and some other snow peaks. In afternoon, we enter the Annapurna Conservation Area and register our Annapurna National Park permit at the ACAP checkpoint.
Day 4: Trek to Sattare 1680m., ...the trail crosses the Marshangdi River on a suspension bridge and then follows the River to the stone village of Jagat before climbing through forest to Sattre camp at 1680m.
Day 5: Trek to Bagarchap 2160m., The rocky trail follows the Marshangdi steadily uphill to Tal Village at 1700m. the frist village in the Manang District. After lunch, we continues trek to Bagarchap along Dharapani village, the Tibetan-influenced villages from here towards...
Day 6: Trek to Chame village 2670m., ...walk continues through forest and along the River up to Chame. The Chame village is the headquarters of the Manang district and many hotels and a bank. There are fantastic views of Annapurna II as you approach Chame Village and two small hot springs by the town.
Day 7: Trek to Pisang 3200m., ...the trail run through deep and beautiful forest and crosses the Marshangdi…. The views includes the first sight of the soaring Paungda Danda rock face and trek continues to pisang along the typical villages…
Day 8: Trek to Manang 3540m., the walk is now through the drier upper part of the Manang, which is cut off from the full effect of the monsoon by the Annapurna Range. After few hours continues walking we arrive the beautiful village of Manang.
Day 9: Rest day in Manang, Its important to spend a day acclimatizing in Manang before we pass the Thorang La 5416m. There are some nice day walk and magnificent views around the Manang Village and its best to to gain altitude during day and returning back to Hotel.
Day 10: Trek to Yak Kharka 4018m., we walk through Tengi, leaving the Marshangdi Valley and continues to the Jarsang River valley. The vegetation becomes steadily more spares as you reach yak Kharka 4018m. and Letdar 4200m.(next day morning…)
Day 11: Trek to Thorang Phedi 4450m., we cross the river at 4310m. and then walk up to Thorang Phedi.
Day 12: Trek to Muktinath 3800m. after passing Thorang La 5416m. At Thorang La we stop for a while (about 1 hour) to view the wonderful mountain range, to take photograph and have some tea or coffee. Muktinath, temple is holi place for both Buddhist and Hindu.
Day 13: Trek down to Jomsom 2710m. This place is the last destination for 2 weeks trek of Annapurna Circuit (we fly from Jomsom - Phokara) and the trekkers who want 3 weeks trek they walk down continues to Phokhara. We arrive Jomsom at lunch time from Muktinath and after lunch can be visited the Marpha village, the famous for apple and apple wine.
Day 14: Fly Jomsom to Phokhara in the morning and Drive Or fly to Kathmandu
Important Notes: You must have a good overall cardiovascular fitness for this climb. We do not recommend gym preparation alone - you must get out on the fields and trails irrespective of weather conditions, months before in your area and do some long distance treks and runs; fell running is particularly good for this. You will definitely reap the benefits from this when you get to the Himalayas.

Altitude sickness (Ams) is always a concern. There is no magic cure for this when coming from the lowlands, however, we try and give you the best acclimatizing possible on our programme, but if you feel you would like some extra time for this, we will happily customize your trip to guarantee you the best success. For more information relating to altitude mountain sickness please go to: www.basecampmd.com - you can read about Diamox which many people commonly take.

A detailed gear list will be forwarded upon your enrolment to the trip.

We welcome small groups, who know each other, and for these we provide a discount as we find they work together well as a team. The guiding ratio is 2-3 clients to one Guide. Maximum group size: 4-6
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