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ROUND ANNAPURNA

17 Nights/18 Days

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  • Itinerary
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Overview

It is Nepals classic trek, and offers a broad and varied slice of Nepalese culture and scenery. Luscious fields, fragrant blossoms, waterfalls, dense forests, alpine pastures and spectacular glaciers give greater pleasure in Round Annapurna Trekking. The Annapurna region in Central Nepal is one of the most geographically and culturally diverse regions for trekking. The Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) has declared this region as area of conservation and sustainable development for nature walking and trekking. Stretched over 2600 sq.km. the area boasts of a variety of diverse cultures, tribes and castes as the Brahmins, Chettris, Newars, Gurungs, Magars, Manangis and the Tibetans. This area has sub-tropical lowlands, valleys, bamboo, oak and rhododendron forests, alpine meadows, windswept desert plateaus and the towering Annapurna Mountains.

Annapurna trekking region has the world’s deepest river gorge, Kali Gandaki, lying some 6900 meters 22,563 ft. below some of the world’s largest and most beautiful mountains as the Annapurna I (world’s 8th highest) & Fishtail (one of the most beautiful). Animals and birds are in abundance in this region. 440 species of birds and animals like the marten, deer, langur and the elusive snow leopard live at Annapurna trekking area in mid of Nepal.

Fact File
Country Nepal
Activities Sightseeing, Trekking
Trip Length 18 Days
Trip areas Annapurna Region
Trip Starting Kathmandu
Trip Ending Kathmandu
Meal Plan Full board on trekking
Places to see Kathmandu, Pokhara, Annapurna region
Main attractions Mountain, animals, Culture, Local peoples, alpine areas, green forest, monasteries, Gurung culture, Sherpa culture, above 5000 m highest Annapurna ranges, Manang villages
Trekking Type Difficulty
Highest Point 5450 meters
Accommodation Tea House/Camping
Mode of Transportation Normal tourist bus/Private vehicle/Walking
Group Size Minimum: 2, Maximum: above 2
Season March -Middle of Jun & Sep-Dec

Itinerary

Day 01: ARRIVAL AT KATHMANDU AIRPORT.
Our airport representative will take you from airport to hotel. In the evening there will be a meeting about your tour program at the hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: HALF DAY SIGHTSEEING TOUR IN KATHMANDU.
After breakfast, the guide will pick you from hotel for your sightseeing tour in Kathmandu including Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath & Bhaktapur Durbar square. In the evening you will have leisure time to prepare for the trek. Overnignt at hotel.

PASHUPATINATH
It is considered one of the holiest pilgrimage destinations for all Hindus of the world. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is built on the banks of the Bagmati River. It is witness to various religious activities every day. Sadhus (holymen) from many different countries especially from India, visit the temple to pay homage to Lord Shiva. There are Ghats on the banks of the Bagmati River. These are rectangular stone platforms used for cremation of dead bodies while the square ones are for ritual baths.

BOUDDHANATH
It is one of the largest Buddhist Stupa in south Asia. Surrounding the stupa there are different monasteries belonging to different Buddhist sects. Many tourists visit the Stupa for sightseeing and to shop for Tibetan handicrafts. During full moon, Boudhanath is host to special religious activities.

BHAKTAPUR
It is much larger and more spacious than the one in Kathmandu and much less crowded with temples than Patan. The disastrous earthquake in 1934 destroyed many of the beautiful monuments in the square and they are now marked by empty platforms where they once stood. Some of the most popular monuments like the Golden Gate, the Peacock Window and the Nyatapola Temple are the main attractions of the square.

Day 03: DRIVE FROM KATHMANDU TO BHULBULE.
Drive by tourist bus or by private car. (6/7 hours).

Day 04: TREK FROM BESISAHAR TO BAHUNDANDA.
The first day of the Annapurna Circuit is a long one- our first day introduces us to the cultural elements of Nepal, and we encounter typical local houses and the different faces of the various peoples. It is a 7 hours trek.

Day 05: TREK FROM BAHUNDANDA TO CHAMJE
A slightly shorter trekking day has us climbing to Chamje through forest along the river which lead to the Nyingma Pa Buddhist influenced area.

Day 06: TREK FROM CHAME TO BAGARCHAP
This trail continues to the Gurung village of Bagarchap complete with its new Gompa.

Day 07: TREK FROM BAGARCHAP TO CHAME
We enter conifer woodland and reach the official district capital of Chame, with its hot springs.

Day 08: TREK FROM CHAME TO PISANG
We pass the rock wall of the Oble Dome and continue along the Annapurna Circuit to Upper Pisang, an architecturaly magnificent village.

Day 09: TREK FROM PISANG TO MANANG
Walk along the valley trail to Manang, the unofficial trekking capital of the Annapurna Circuit.

Day 10: MANANG ACCLIMATIZATION
Explore the Manang Valley to ensure that you have sufficient acclimatization to continue.

Day 11: TREK FROM MANANG TO LATDAR
Today we leave Manang, & trail makes an ascent of nearly 2000m to the Thorung La pass. We make the climb steadily through Tenki, leaving the Marsyangi Valley, continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley to reach Ledar.

Day 12: TREK FROM LATDAR TO THORUNG PHEDI
The trail descends to cross the river at 4310m. We then climb up to Phedi at 4420m. At High Camp on the elevation of 4600m, we can find some good Guesthouses. Your overnight stay will be there.

Day 13: THROUNG PHEDI PASS VIA THORUNG LA (5416m) & CONTINUE TREK TO MUKTINATH.
Climb the Thorung La pass at 5,300 metres to reach the sacred site of Muktinath.

Day 14: TREK TO JOMSOM
Finally, the Annapurna Circuit trek heads downhill, through the arid landscape to the ancient town of Jomsom on the Kali Gandaki River.

Day 15: FLY BACK TO POKHARA FROM JOMSOM
It is a 25 minutes flight. Once at the airport you will be taken to the hotel. The valley opens out and great views of Dhaulagiri are visible. O/N Lodge or Camp.

Day 16: FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING TOUR IN POKHARA
After breakfast drive to sarangkot and view the mountain and drive back to Pokhara. After this continue with the sightseeing tour around Pokhara valley which includes Devi's fall, Cave, World Peace Stupa, and then enjoy boating in Lake Phewa.

Day 17: BACK TO KATHMANDU
Drive back to Kathmandu by Car / Van / Tourist Bus (6 hrs) or Fly (20 minutes)

Day 18: FINAL DEPARTURE FOR ONWARD JOURNEY.

Inclusions / Exclusions

PRICE INCLUSIONS:

ACCOMMODATION:
3 Nights hotel in Kathmandu
2 Nights hotel in Pokhara
12 Nights in Tea house(normal guest house)

TRANSPORTATION:
Airports pick up and drop
1 half day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu (with private vehicle)
1 full day sightseeing tour in Pokhara ( with private vehicle)
Kathmandu trekking starting point called Bhulbule
Jomson fly back to Pokhara and drop to hotel (Clients and Nepali staff)
Pokhara to Kathmandu
All airport taxes for clients and Nepali staff

SIGHTSEEING TOUR:
1 full day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
All entrance fees(monuments fees)

TREKKING:
All meals (Breakfast/ lunch/dinner with teacoffee),
Accommodation in teahouses,
Sleeping bag,
Down jackets,
ACAP entry permits,
TIMS ( Travelers Information manual system)
English speaking guide,
Porter (2 person need 1 porter)
All necessaries for guide (all meals, accommodation in tea houses, equipments, salary, insurance etc)

MEAL:
17 BREAKFAST, 13 LUNCH, 13 DINNER

PRICE EXCLUSION:
Any bar bills (Mineral water, coke, beer etc),
Personal clothing's,
Personal expenses,
Emergency rescue charge,
Any unforeseen expenses
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