Annapurna Round Trekking - 15 Days

  • max altitude 3810 m
  • Group Type 2-12
  • Trip grade Moderate
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This is a rewarding trek, offering good insights into the culture and lifestyles encountered en route, as well as wide-ranging scenery and some marvelous mountain views.We begin with a 30-minute early morning flight to Jomsom (originally Dzhong Sum, but it has retained the misheard name given it by Western surveyors!), Lower Mustang’s main town.We head for Kagbeni, an ancient fortress settlement on the border of Upper Mustang, the lifestyle of which has changed little down the generations. Next there is a four-day hike through arid plateau country up to the historic temple complex of Muktinath. Rather than spending the night, we turn back for an hour or so to stay in the more traditional, unspoiled village of Jharkot.

Over the next few days we travel back along the Kali Gandaki Gorge, passing through many fascinating Thakali villages along the way. Marpha, in particular, is an attractive stopping-off point and you will have an opportunity to visit the brewery which produces the apple brandy for which Marpha is renowned. Moving on from Marpha we head towards Kalapani, through landscape that becomes progressively more alpine. Travelling through pine forest terrain after two days we reach Tatopani and rest for a day, with time to take a bath in the famous hot springs that give the little town its name.Another couple of days’ hiking brings us to Ghorepani and Poon Hill, where we will see the legendary photogenic view of the sun rising over the Himalayas.
On our return we stop for one night in the beautiful large Gurung village of Ghandruk, where there are great views of Annapurna South and Macchapuchhre (the ‘Fishtail Mountain’).Our last day is an easy descent to Nayapul, where our transport back to Pokhara awaits.
   

Trip Highlights

  • Explore beautiful village Kagbeni
  • The Pilgrimage town of Muktinath
  • View of Dhaulagiri Ice- flow  
  • The world deepest gorge and the Kaligandaki valley
  • Natural Hot spring at Tatopani
  • Sunrise at Poonhill with magnificent mountain views.

PLACE COVERS:
Jomsom/Muktinath/ Tatopani/ Ghorepani/ Poon hill/ Ghandrung
Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan as per your requirement from budget class to deluxe class and mountain lodge Tea-house in trekking. 
Meals includes: Breakfast in Kathmandu / Full board in Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmadu and Transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: flight From Kathmandu to Pokhara and O/N at pokhara
Day 03: Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni(2815m)4hrs walk
Day 04: Kagbeni to Muktinath 3760m 5hrs walk
Day 05: Explore the muktinath TEMPLE and MONASTRY and trek down to Jomsom 6/7hrs 2720m
Day 06: Jomsom to Tukuche 5hrs 2600m
Day 07: Tukuche to Gasa 6hrs 1815m
Day 08: Gasa to Tato pani (hot spring) 5hrs 1120m
Day 09: Tato pani to Chitre 6hrs 2350m
Day 10: Chitre to Gorepani 2845m 4hrs
Day 11: Early morning walk up to poon hill (3210m) see sunrise and Morning Himalayan range view. And same day trek to Tada pani 6/7 hrs 2860m
Day 12: Tadapani to Ghandruk 4hrs 1815m
Day 13: Gandruk to Nayapul 4hrs trek and drive from Nayapul to Pokhara (1.30hrs) drive O/N pokhara
Day 14: Early Flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu and free day in kathmandu or shoping
Day 15: Free day in kathmandu or departure to your home.

 

Option B:
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmadu and Transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Free Day in Kathmandu 
Day 03: By tourist bus to Pokhara. Bus drive will take 6 to 7 hours. Over night in hotel.
Day 04: Pokhara to Tirkhedhunga(1577m)
Day 05: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani(2800m)
Day 06: Ghorepani/ Poonhill to Tatopani
Day 07: Tatopani to Ghasa
Day 08: Ghasa to Tukuche
Day 09: Tukuche/ Jomsom to Kagbeni
Day 10: Kagbeni to Muktinath
Day 11:  Muktinath to Jomsom
Day 12:  Fly Jomsom to Pokhara
Day 13:  Free day in Pokhara or self sight seeing
Day 14:  Excursion at Chitwan national park
Day 15:  Chitwan Ntional park
Day 16:  Return back to Kathmandu by tourist bus
Day 17:  Free day in Kathmandu or self visiting to Bhaktapur city
Day 18:  Tour Ends (Departure for onwards destination

Full Board Service Details

What's included

  • 4 night 3 star hotel in kathmandu
  • Transport: Airport pick up and drop
  • Flight  to KTM-Lukla-KTM
  • English Speaking Government licensed  holder Trekking  guide 
  • Assistance Guide and porters
  • Foods and Accommodation in T-house lodge ( 3 meals a day with tea, coffee)
  • All Nepali staff and porters insurance during the trip
  • National Park fee, TIMS Permit

 

 

 

What's not included

  • Lunch & Dinner during Kathmandu stay
  • Personal trekking  warm clothes, sleeping bag
  • High risk medical insurance
  • International air ticket.
  • Alcohol , beverages & telephone calls
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed.
  • Tips (end of the trip) for your trekking staff and porters.
  • If bad weather and other natural disasters circumstance makes your trip longer than our estimate itinerary and the cost will be extra!

 

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Detail Itinerary

Detail Itinerary

What is tea house trekking?
Tea house trekking is popular in Himalayan region. Local community run the tea house and lodge. They serve good foods (breakfast, lunch and dinner) these tea houses have good facility with hot water, comfortable rooms with attached bathroom, you can know the local culture, people and tradition and way of living in the trekking route.

What is camping trekking?
Camping trekking is organized and supported with team of professional guide, Sherpa, cook and porters. They accompany you, while trekking porters carry all the logistics like, tents, kitchen accessories, food, and fuel. Trekker should carry his/her minimal personal belongings while trekking.

What is the best time for trekking in Nepal?
The best season for trekking is March to May and September to November, during this period the weather is stable and clear, it is very wonderful time to experience the real Nepal to see the  amazing view of mountains, snow caped Himalaya and flora and fauna and culture of local people in the Himalayan region.

How difficult is trekking as I aspect the route?
Trekking is challenging walk in the different altitude, landscape and terrain so it depends on the location and choice of the trekker and the trekking route. There are easy, difficult and extreme treks in the Himalayas. One can choose out of different options of trekking packages provided by the trekking company.

Is there any age limit for trekking in Himalaya?
There is no any age bar in trekking in the Himalaya. We design trek for children, teenager as well as senior citizen. For children and senior citizen we offer short and easy treks like around Kathmandu and pokhara valley. For adult and teenager we offer moderate and extreme trek.

Is trekking permit required?
Yes, you need trekking permit while trekking. Depending on the trekking area you require special permit like restricted area, for other you need conservation / National park entry permit and TIMS (Tourism information management system) card. 

How can I book the trekking package?
First you need to log in to our web site HimalyanEcstasyNepal.com; you can get further information in our web site about booking the trekking package. If you are already in Nepal then you can visit our head office in Thamel in front of Kathmandu Guest House. Then we can arrange your trekking package according to your choice.
What type of insurance should I have to do before coming Nepal? Is there insurance facility there?
You should do your insurance from your respective country, which covers your risk, emergency evacuation by helicopter, medical treatment and other possible risks. Here is no policy as such.

Is it possible to communicate to my family while trekking?
You can have easy access to communication but in remote areas we use satellite phone. So communication won't be an issue.

What should be the criteria for physical fitness to trek in Nepal?
The trekker should have general physical fitness, some experience of hiking, should not have any chronic disease, cardio respiratory diseases etc.

Can I trek in the Himalayas of Nepal without prior trekking experience?
Yes you can trek without experience, but you should acclimatize first, have good health, we guide you according to your need, you can do difficult and extreme treks.

Is it necessary to use guide and porter while on trek in Nepal?
It is highly recommended as guide knows the route very well, and communication with local people is easier with guide. Security is the major issue.

Does HEN arrange domestic and international flights and booking hotels?
Yes HEN arrange domestic and international flights and book hotels, we serve this service to our costumers only.

What is the standard of water, sanitation and fooding and lodging while trekking?
As trekking is done in different landscape and trails, those routes are far away from pollution. Water here is drinkable but taking into consideration of our client's health and hygiene we provide mineral water which is purified and filtered. We provide standard and healthy foods. We provide best and comfortable lodging service available in trekking route.

Can I trek without porter and guide?
Yes you can trek without guide, but we suggest you not to trek without guide, due to security reason. Communication with local people, and trek route topography and weather as well as natural disaster are the challenges; if you go with guide it would be more comfortable for you.

How can I avoid blisters?
Shoe and socks should be comfortable, select right size, thick sole and matter of inner sole. If you have sweating feet then you have to change your socks frequently keep your feet clean and dry. You should carry blister prevention tape; skin tape can be helpful.

Do I need trekking pole?
Yes you do need trekking pole, it helps you save energy in high ascend and descend, if you have weak hips and knees and it helps to reduce the strain.

How will you help me if I suffer from altitude sickness or accident ?
Depending on the seriousness of the accident we provide first aid if not then company can arrange the evacuation operation to the nearest medical facility and in case of any emergency company could bring you to Kathmandu.

Where to stay during trekking?
You stay in local lodge or tea house; they have basic facilities like food, accommodation for sleeping and hot safe drinking water. Your guide helps you to accommodate in good lodge or tea house while trekking.

What is the guide's qualification who guides us?
We have government certified and experienced guide who  can speak English very well, have good experience of trekking route and have good sense of humor, have knowledge to describe the local culture and community, biodiversity and flora and fauna.
What is the guides and porters safety and about their insurance?

We do insurance for guide and porters, we provide first aid kit for our staff's medicine, and provide emergency rescue. We are always conscious about the health and safety of guide and porters. 

Is there tipping compulsory for guides and porters?
Tipping is not necessary for HEN staffs, although tipping for guide and staff is good practice, porter and guide expect tip, your tip helps their family.

How to avoid motion sickness ?
While trekking or driving you may feel motion sickness, vomiting there may be many reason, due to curves and the altitude complete different terrain and topography. Drink enough water while trekking, take lemon pieces, chew ginger or you can use motion-sickness tablets, such as Dramamine. You should not be worry about motion sickness, it is self treatable and get rid of it .

Trekking equipment

  • XL /M size Duffle Bag
  • Rucksack (40ltr-55ltr)
  • Down Jacket
  • Water proof Jacket
  • Jumper or pile jacket
  • Hiking shirts
  • Hiking pants
  • T-shirts
  • Full –Sleeves shirts
  • Sun hat
  • Personal towel
  • Sleeping bag – 200 above  (3/4 season)
  • Camp shoes
  • Rain poncho or Umbrella(if you are summer travel)
  • Plastics for cover your personal bag when gets rain
  • Polypropylene /wool socks
  • Water bottle
  • Flash light
  • Batteries and bulbs
  • Medical& First-aid kit
  • Swiss army knife
  • Sewing kit
  • Light weight fleece jacket
  • Wool long under wear
  • Light cotton socks for under wools socks
  • Woolen socks to wear with boots
  • Mountain trekking boots/ water prove shoes
  • Insulated pants
  • Nylon wind stopper
  • Nylon wind pants
  • Long under ware
  • Woolen hat
  • Gloves /fleece/mitten
  • Gaiters
  • Goggles or sunglass UV protected
  • Sun block

Toiletries

  • Camera /memory stucks
  • 1 medium sized quick drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorant
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • lip balls/ sun creams UV protect
  • Mosquito protect creams (required only summer)
  • Personal your nature things

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