Annapurna 13 Days

Overview

Trip Introduction

Annapurna Circle treks is one the most popular classic treks in the world. The Annapurna trail is most mountain ranges that are magnificent, collosal, and snow-capped that are against the blue sky. Here, the air is pure, and a trekker thrives in front of this awe-inspiring mountain ranges. Annapurna base camp such a unique condition is created by the mountains that you are intimately connected to them. From the trail you see uninterrupted, panoramic, and picturesque view of Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Annapurna South, Tent Peak, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, and Annapurna South. Their beauty is indescribable, they draw your attention, and the only thing that you can do is to take their photos with your camera as much as you like and as far as you can reach to the corners of the base camp.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek begins from Tirkhedunga, a starting point, and from here, you cover a large distance of stone steps up to Ulleri. Sweating, blowing out air, and absorbing the beautiful landscapes of the Annapurna region from mountains to hills to villages to lush forest to waterfalls, you head off to Annapurna Base Camp. Walking further leds to the emergence of region which is made of uphill trail, steel suspension bridges, less vegetation areas, dense forested areas, beautiful oak forest, and frequent bamboo forest, including the largest rhododendron forest of Nepal. In addition to these, after a descent hike from Ghorepani, you will reach Poonhill, which affords brillant, amazing, and beautiful view of both Dhaulagiri Ranges and Annapurna Ranges. You will also see Fishtail Mountain, as well as, the moutain ranges bathing in sunlight. Off all the villages that the trail of Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes you to, Sinuwa village is calm, peaceful, and scenic. Its background mountains include Fishtail and Gangapurna. We know trekking is tiring, and we also know that trekking offers breathtaking views; therefore, we all want you to rest overnight at Jhinu Danda, By walking 20 mins downhill from Jhinu Danda, you will reach Jhinu Hot Spring , which will boost your tired body for the last trekking day of Annapurna Base Camp.

 

Over Views

Duration :    14Days
Arrival :    In Kathmandu
Departure :    From Kathmandu
Accommodation :    3 * Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara and Teahouse entire you’re the treks.
Meals :    Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara and all meals entire your trips
Best Time to go :    March to May, September to November
Trekking :    Guest house
Max. Altitude :    4,130m
Group Size :    3-13 people
Transportation :    Private vehicle/Tourist bus/Domestic Flight

 

Itinerary Overview

Day 01: Arrival at the Tribuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (1,345m). (D)
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (900 m) by tourist bus – 7-8 hrs. (B)
Day 03: Drive to Nayapul (1,010m) – 1.30 hr. Trek to Tikhedunga (1,570m) – 3.30 hrs. (BLD)
Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani (2,840m) – 5-6 hrs. (BLD)
Day 05: Hike up to Poon Hill (3,210m), and trek to Tadapani (2,610m). (BLD)
Day 06: Trek to Chomrong (2,140m) – 5-6 hrs. (BLD).
Day 07: Trek to Himalaya Hotel (2950 m) – 6 hrs. (BLD)
Day 08: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) – 7-8 hrs. (BLD)
Day 09: Trek back to Bamboo (2345m) – 6-7 hrs. (BLD)
Day 10: Trek to Jhinu hot spring (1,780m) – 5-6 hrs. (BLD)
Day 11: Trek to Nayapul (1,010 m) – 4-5 hrs. Drive to Pokhara – 1 hrs. Same day guided tour of Barahi Temple and boating in Phewa Lake. (BLD)
Day 12: Drive back to Kathmandu (1,345m) and farewell dinner. (BLD)
Day 13: Transfer to international airport for your final departure (B)

Itinerary

Itinerary Details

Day 01- Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters).

Well Come to Nepal at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be greeted by a representative from World Favour Travels & Tours who will reception and drop us off at our hotel. When you are ready you will be collected from your hotel lobby and driven to our Thamel office World Favour Treks and Expedition where you will be formally introduced to your Trekking Guide. We will go through your entire trek itinerary and arrangements with you ensure every detail is in place. We will also ask for your passport photographs and any other details so that we can organize any permits required for your trek and the region you will be exploring.

Day 02 – Drive to Pokhara (900 m) by tourist bus – 7-8 hrs

We begin our trekking staff will pick you up at the hotel at 6:00 am and escort if you can you by publishing Vehicle you can go to at around 7:30 am the tourist bus station. If you can go by the private vehicle you can directly from your hotel. The drive will wind through the many hills of the Trishuli river valley.After a 7-8 hours drive (200 km’s) from Kathmandu, we will reach Pokhara city. Pokhara is a beautiful valley set on the banks of the Phewa Lake, Pokhara is also known for its panoramic views of Annapurna, Machapuchare (shape of fish tail) in the north part of Pokhara, Dhaulagiri in the west, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east. It is smaller and much less hectic than Kathmandu, hence providing the perfect starting point for our trek. Overnight at a hotel.

Day 03 – Drive to Nayapul (1,010m) – 1.30 hr. Trek to Tikhedunga (1,570m) – 3-30 hrs

We begin our trek at Nayapul after a 1.30-hour drive on a private vehicle from Pokhara. After a short 15-minute walk along the banks of the Modi Khola then reach Birethanti (1,015)m we pass waterfalls with a plunge pool that invite you to swim, a large village with many shops and teahouses. From there, the trail continues through the village and follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola and climb in altitude The trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hille at 1,495m and after a short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga(1,570)m. Today’s walk is relatively short and easy, a prelude to the trekking experience in the Annapurna region. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 04 – Trek to Ghorepani (2,840m) – 5-6 hrs

We move on towards the steep climb to Ulleri, which is large Magar community village( 2,070)m. The trail ascends more gently through pastures and cultivated fields from this point, while winter this trail will be covered with snow fine forest of oak and rhododendrons towards Banthanti (2,250m). Then we trek towards Nangethanti at 2,460m. After an hour walk, we arrive at Ghorepani (2,840m). Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 05 – Hike up to Poon Hill (3,210m); and trek to Tadapani (2,610m)

Today, very early in the morning, we start an hour hiking to Poon Hill at an elevation (3,210m) for the experience of sun rise as well as the sensational views a brilliant mountain range spectacle; this vantage point provides an unobstructed view of the sunrise over the high Himalayas. There we spent about an Hour, then we returning to Ghorepani we take a hot and sweets breakfast at a hotel. Then start walking to Tadapani from Ghorepani climb along ridges, and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2,960m). After that, we descend to the Banthanti, then turning off to Tadapani. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 06 – Trek to Chommrong (2,140m) – 5-6 hrs

Today day the trail starts with a steep downhill through rhododendron forests and panoramic views of the mountain. We Leave Tadapani, we descend through the forests and then the trail eases as we reach Gurjung Gau which is the village of Gurung people live, with an easy walk to Chommrong at an elevation of 2,140 m. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 09 – Trek to Himalayan Hotel (2,950m) – 6-7 hrs

Today the trail drops down to the Chhomrong Khola and again we continue climbing to Khuldighar 2,380m where there used to be an ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area) check post. There is a clearing in the forest a little further on, from which, the route travels very steeply down a rock bank then levels out, running through thickets of bamboo at the bottom of the gorge, keeping always on the west side of the river. We walk through bamboo, then rhododendron forests to the Himalayan Hotel. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 08 – Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) – 7 hrs

Today the trail climbs on past the Hinko Cave, Deurali and then Machhapuchhare Base Camp, on the snowy grassy path, depending upon the season which isn’t really a base camp since climbing the mountain is not permitted. The treks are very pleasant as you reach the higher ground with a magnificent view of an array of snow peaks ass around us with Annapurna I, Since it is totally surrounded by mountains, this area is known as the Annapurna Sanctuary. Two hours trek from Machhapuchhare Base Camp takes you to the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) at an elevation of 4,130m. There, you will view unobstructed views of mountain scenery, which is very spectacular. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 09 – Trek back to Bamboo (2345m) – 6-7 hrs

Today trail drops down same by 1,700m to the bank of Modi Khola to Bamboo at 2,345m where there are a few tea house/lodges so we book where is available to stay at. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 10 – Trek to Jhinu hot spring (1,780m) – 5-6 hrs

Today trail We follow the same trail until Chommrong. Once we across Khuldighar there is very nice an experimental sheep farm, the trail continues through bamboo and rhododendron o fields. From Chomrong the trail descends very steeply to Jhinuwa hot spring, where you can bathe in natural hot springs there is walking 6 hours. The hot springs down below by the river Modi from Jhinu Danda. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 11 – Trek to Nayapul (1,010 m) – 4-5 hrs. Drive to Pokhara – 1 hr. Same day guided tour of Barahi Temple and Boating in Fewa Lake.

Today From Jhinu hot springs we walk at the right side of Modi Khola for 4-5 hrs to Birethanti which can be considered one of the best and the most relaxing walks of the entire trek. We reach Nayapul then an hour drive will take us back to Pokhara.

After we check in to the hotel we will then walk to the Fewa Lake for our boating trip to Barahi Temple and sightseeing Pokhara lake side and evening walk in there then back to the hotel. Overnight at a hotel.

Day 12 – Drive back to Kathmandu (1,345m) and farewell dinner

After breakfast, you have the option to extend your trip to continue onto Chitwan jungle safari, rafting adventure in Trisuli River, Kathmandu Valley shopping tour, scenic Everest flight, mountain biking and other activities. In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances. (with your guide(s) and an office staff will accompany you.) Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 13 – Transfer to international airport for your final departure

The trip concludes today. Our Airport Representative will drop you at the international airport in Kathmandu for your flight departure from Nepal.

Hope you had a great Journey with us. Best regards from WFTT.

Inclusive & Exclusive

Cost includes and exclude

Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle.
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included. (3 night)
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private tourist vehicle.
  • All your standard mention Meals during the trek .(B-Breakfasts, L-Lunches, D- Dinners).
  • Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek.(Pokhara to Pokhara trail)
  • Local GLOBAL TREKS English speaking guide.
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).
  • National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff.
  • Down Jacket and sleeping bag by Global Treks. (Which need to be returned after finish the trek).
  • Transportation from Kathmandu – Kathmandu – Pokhara-Nayapul to Kathmandu. if you want to buy flight Pokhara to Kathmandu it’s you have to pay flight tickets.
  • Surface transfer from Airport and to Kathmandu.
  • Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees in Kathmandu (On Day 2).
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show on before your departure at your final destination. (On Day).
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • Official expenses.

Cost Does Not Include

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax .
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
  • Personal trekking Equipment (See the trekking equipment page).
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section.

Price & Date

Price and Date

Equipment

Equipment

The following gives you a general idea of the personal items that you can bring for the trek. The personal items as your individual interest, and choice. In a supported trek, heavy items are carried by porters or yaks and personal belongings that you may need for the day like money, camera, sun cream, water bottle, rain gear, and toilet paper etc. should be carried by yourself. So you are briefed to pack items in two different bags. The most important fact that one should keep in mind is that one should have enough clothes to tackle the cold weather in the mountain range.
(Note: We will supply complimentary water and wind proof duffel bag which you can use on the trek and is carried by porter/s. The duffel bag is yours to keep after the trek. You can leave your bag with your non-trek items at the hotel in Kathmandu and collect them after the trek)

Upper Body – Head / Ears / Eyes

  • Shade hat or baseball cap – of their head and then put a baseball cap on to hold it in place. This can be a flexible alternative while keeping the sun off your ears and neck.
  • Warm wool or synthetic hat that covers your ears.
  • Glacier glasses-100% UV protection with side shields and a hard-sided storage case (i.e. Julbo or Cube). Regular sunglasses are not sufficient. If you wear prescription glasses, speak to your doctor about prescription glacier glasses, perhaps with transitional lenses. This is to protect your eyes from the rays of the sun due to the thinner atmosphere which can cause a painful condition known as snow blindness.
  • A neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth if you feel you will need it.
  • Headlamp – Black Diamond and Petzl both make several good ones. Make sure to bring extra batteries and that they are lithium batteries so that they will last in the colder temperatures. These are indispensable for getting around at night, reading, etc.
  • Balaclava – lightweight, thinner variety
  • Some people like ear-muffs; these are optional; a good hat, balaclava, and hooded jacket should really be sufficient, but this is a personal choice for some people.

Hand

  • 1 pair liner gloves, thin wool or synthetic, useful alone a days or as a layer inside other gloves/mitts for additional warmth.
  • 1 pair warm gloves (heavier fleece or wool).
  • 1 pair shell gloves or mitts; Gore-Tex is preferred for keeping hands dry.
  • Instant hand warmers are always nice in a pinch, but really shouldn’t be necessary on the trek. Bringing appropriate hand protection as recommended above, should be sufficient (optional).

Core Body

  • T-shirts (2/3)
  • Light and expedition w)eight thermal tops.
  • Fleece jacket or pullover.
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional).
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket.
  • 2 women sports bras, Synthetic, no cotton!

Lower Body – Legs

  • 2 pairs nylon hiking shorts – Quick drying type, not cotton!
  • Underwear, stay away from cotton .(4/5)
  • 1 pair soft shell pants – synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable.
  • 2 pairs trekking pants, the knees so they double as shorts.
  • 1 pair hard shell pants. Waterproof/breathable, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best. Should zip from the top and bottom – this makes it easier to put on over boots without getting undressed should the weather change once you are underway for the day.
  • 1 pair cotton pants (loose jeans/khakis).
  • 2 pairs lightweight long underwear – Capilene or other synthetic.
  • All clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture resistant plastic bags.

Feet

  • 4/5 pairs of liner socks, synthetic or Capilene.
  • 3/4 pairs heavy weight socks to be worn over liner socks.
  • 1 pair light weight socks, a good option for the lower / warmer parts of the treks.
  • 1 pair light to medium weight water proof hiking/trekking boots.
  • 1 pair light trekking shoes or sneakers. Good for around the camp/lodges and in Kathmandu.
  • 1 pair hiking gaiters, good for keeping dust and rocks out of your shoes/boots as well as keep your feet dry as necessary (Optional).
  • 1 pair sandals (Optional).

Medicines and First Aid Kits

(Please note WT guide will also carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However, we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as well)

  • Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches.
  • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
  • Immodium or Pepto Bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
  • Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness. Please discuss with us before starting to take this medicine.
  • 1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as mole skin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc. your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics for general use.

Documents

Most Necessary Documents/Materials

  • Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies).
  • Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave on at our office in KTM just in case if you need to change the date of your).
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
  • Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful, to hang around your neck and some are now being sold with a cord already attached. Handy as it avoids you from having to stop and look for it.
  • Sunscreen. SPF 40 is recommended and should be relatively new since it loses its’ effectiveness over time.
  • Pocket knife or small Swiss Army type.
  • Water purification Iodine tablets or Polar-pure crystals.
  • Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.
  • 2 bananas.(Optional)
  • 1 pair adjustable trekking poles. Although these are listed as optional, these can be of great assistance to people who may think of themselves and generally clumsy or with bad knees, ankles, etc, especially when going downhill (Optional).
  • Binoculars (Optional).
  • Favorite snack foods, no more than 2 pounds (Optional).
  • Paperback books, cards, mp3 player (there are a couple of stops where you could recharge. Avoid players with moving hardware as it may not function. Remember, keep these items light weight) (Optional).
  • Hydration bladder with a drinking tube and tube insulator (Optional).
  • A pee bottle for men and pee funnel for a woman, some swear by them to avoid that chilly late night trip (Optional).
  • 1 small stainless steel thermos (Optional).
  • 1 light weight point & shoot camera or 1 large SLR. Digital cameras are ok, but you must keep the batteries warm when not in use (Optional).

Please Note:

Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing, such as those made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals, especially to women. If you find these items comfortable as a base layer, please pack something to wear on top of them.

Above This list is only a guide lines. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands, and versions of each piece of equipment. Please Use your experience and the listed features to find the best gear for you. Some of the above equipment can be easily found in stores in Kathmandu for cheaper prices.

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