Category: Tea house
Trek Accommodation: Lodges
Best season: Fall and Spring
Hour walk: 4-8
Region: Annapurna Conservation Area
Duration: 15 days
Cost: USD 1150
Max Height Access: 4,130 mtr
The legendary Annapurna region is the most diverse and popular trekking area in Nepal. From the full three-week Annapurna Circuit, which stretches into the historic Mustang region to short three-day treks, there's a trek suitable for everyone here.
As the name suggests, the center piece of this part of Nepal is the range of mountains that includes Annapurna I, the first of the 8,000 m peaks to be climbed. Also included in this region is another 8,000 m giant, Dhaulagiri, which is located west of Annapurna I.Between these two mountains lies the valley of the Kali-Gandaki River, the deepest gorge in the world.
Views of lush, fertile farmland and undisturbed natural forest, snow covered mountains, and encounters with a mixture of many ethnic communities, all add up to a diverse range of experiences that make this area one of the most satisfying trekking destinations in Nepal. The fact that the Annapurna chain of mountains lies inland causes a large chunk of land to fall in the rain shadow area.Hence these parts are considerably drier than the southern slopes of the mountains. This leads to unusually diverse landscapes and the possibility of trekking during the monsoon.
DAY 1 - ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU (1340 MT)
Getting to Kathmandu is exciting and memorable experience, the panoramic view of the snowy peaks of the Himalayas will present your views. The Nepalese capital is situated in a wide valley at 1,340 meters above sea level.
At the airport there will be 'our staff waiting for you. It will follow 'a brief informational meeting and then we will make the final payment procedures.
You will also have time to walk to Thamel, the tourist district of Kathmandu and mountaineering.
Overnight: Manang or similar.
DAY 2 - TOUR OF KATHMANDU CULTURAL
Breakfast in the hotel. Day visit of Kathmandu historical and cultural. Visit the meditation monastery of Copan, the Hindu temple of Pashupatinat, place of ceremony Hindu, and then conclude with a visit to Swayambunath, a mix of Hinduism and Buddhism, where we can enjoy a beautiful view of Kathmandu.
Afterwards, visit to the medieval city of Patan, Unesco heritage and located a few kilometers from the center of the capital. In Durbar Square are some spectacular times, dating back to the ancient imperial city, including the king's palace and the temple dedicated to the Hindu God, Krishna Mandir, built entirely of stone with inside rare sculptures.
Briefing in the late afternoon with the guide who will accompany you in the trek.
Overnight at the hotel Manang or similar.
DAY 3 - KATHMANDU - POKHARA (980 MT)
After breakfast, depart to the beautiful town of Pokhara, situated on the shores of Lake Pewa, at the foot of the Annapurna massif. Rest of the day to rest and shopped latest pre trekking. Overnight in Lake Front Hotel or similar.
DAY 4 - POKHARA - NAYAPUL - ULLERI (2000 MT) 6 HOURS
After breakfast transfer by private van to Nayapul, the starting point of our trek. From here, we reach our first stop, the small village of Ulleri, at about 2000 meters above sea level. The path does not foresee great difficulty, only the last flight that separates the villages of Tikhedunga from that of Ulleri can engage our physical. Accommodation and overnight at the lodge.
DAY 5 - ULLERI - GHOREPANI (2853 MT) 5 HOURS
After breakfast, trek of about 4-5 hours to reach the village of Ghorepani (2853 mt), very quaint place that offers superlative views of Annapurna, Machhapuchre, Dhaulagiri and other peaks above 7000/8000 meters. We settle in one of the many comfortable lodge. Overnight at the lodge.
DAY 6 - GHOREPANI - POON HILL - TADAPANI (2700 MT) 6 HOURS
Today, the day can be considered slightly more difficult, given the alarm at around 4.30, and the subsequent walk of about 45/60 minutes to the viewpoint of Poon Hill. Here, however, we will be rewarded mail effort. The views on Manaslu, on 'Annapurna and Dhaulagiri are simply spectacular, and the battery of our photographic camera will be put to the test of endurance. After sunrise, we return to the lodge for breakfast sacred, and then leave and reach, after about 4.30 hours of walking the village of Tadapani. From here we can not complain, the views across the Himalayas are just beautiful. We settle in the lodge waiting for a good hot meal and a comfortable bed to rest. Overnight at the lodge.
DAY 7 - TADAPANI - CHHOMRONG (2170 MT) 6 HOURS
After breakfast, meeting in the lobby of the lodge and departure for Chhomrong, the first village in the valley that will take us to the base camp. The trek today is not particularly challenging, it will go down in the valley, before recovering to precisely reach the next valley. Chhomrong enjoys great views on 'Annapurna South and Machhapuchre, the sacred mountain that recalls our Matterhorn. Overnight at the lodge.
DAY 8 - CHHOMRONG - HOTEL HIMALAYA (2920 MT) 5 HOURS (HIMALAYA)
Like every morning, after a hearty breakfast of all good things, we resume the march and we get closer and more 'to our goal.The next stop is Hotel Himalaya, a suggestive name for a small village, a few lodges, sometimes relaxing and very enjoyable.The good dinner prepared by one of the "didi" local we put together again in no time. And sleep will reconcile our desire to share short, after a few hours, to achieve the goal.
Accommodation in lodge.
DAY 9 - HOTEL HIMALAYA - BASE CAMP MACHHAPUCHRE (3700 MT) 4 HOURS
The base camp, whatever it is, it causes the head and heart of every hiker a feeling of happiness and passion. So today we decided to get to the base of the Machhapuchre Court, which in reality no one can ever climb, because this mountain considered sacred by a Nepalese. The place is still charming, and the share will start to feel. Tomorrow is the big day. L 'goal is near.
Accommodation in lodge
DAY 10 - CBM - ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP - BAMBOO (2310 MT) 7 HOURS
After a good sleep, here we are in the breakfast room, ready to fill our body with pure energy. We start very soon, although in reality the distance that separates us from the "Sanctuary" is minimal. Only an hour and a half at most 2 walking calmly. And here we are at the base camp of one of the Himalayan giants, Annapurna, 8091 meters, is one of the most challenging summits of the fourteen 8000. The base camp is located at almost 4,200 meters, the place is unique. We are completely surrounded by dozens of peaks ranging between 6500 meters and 8000 meters. A show, an emotion difficult to forget.
We stop a couple d 'hours to enjoy the show and then begin our descent towards the small village of Bamboo, our heads and our hearts are full of emotions.
Arrival in Bamboo and accommodation in the lodge.
DAY 11- BAMBOO - JHINU DANDA HOT SPRINGS (1780 MT) 3 HOURS
We always think that the trip is over, once you reach the goal. Not so, we still have many surprises. The whole day, almost mostly downhill, will allow us in a few hours to reach the small village of Danda Jhinu, and especially of boiling thermal water pools placed right on the river.
At the end of a trek is a gift that every hiker on this world would appreciate. After dissolving our tired immersed in the hot springs, we return to the lodge for a good dinner and good rest.
DAY 12 - JHINU DANDA HOT SPRINGS - POKHARA 6 HOURS
After a hearty breakfast, we begin our last day's walk.
5 hours separate us from Nayapul, through a verdant landscape, almost tropical. A Nayapul we expect our driver who, with our private van containing additional 'in Hotel in Pokhara. The evening will be 'feast, a good dinner and some beer in the company of our local team. Overnight at Lake Front or similar.
DAY 13 - POKHARA
Today we have the whole day at the quiet and beautiful Pokhara.
We have many options in reality ', we can decide to rest, to do some' shopping, or to choose some historical-cultural or sports excursion.
Rafting, paragliding (Pokhara and it 'one of the most' popular destinations in the world), flight with ultra-light, climbing, or just walking up to the Stupa of peace, where we have a beautiful view. Interesting also the visit to the "old Pokhara" or Campo Tibetan refugees. Overnight at Lake Front or similar.
DAY 14 - POKHARA - BHAKTAPUR - KATHMANDU
Wake Up to 'sunrise and breakfast before leaving with our private van to Kathmandu. About 6 hours to transfer Bhaktapur, medieval city and the former capital of Nepal.
Cultural heritage of 'humanity', Bhaktapur offers visitors some of the Hindu temples most 'beautiful of Nepal, such as those representing the Kamasutra.
The international school of Tibetan art, the "Tanka", representing different types of Mandala, or simply the many small local craft shops make the 'atmosphere of this picturesque town in incredibly unique Newari style. Return to Kathmandu in the afternoon and accommodation in Hotel Manang or similar.
DAY 15 - DEPARTURE
Breakfast at hotel and free morning for last minute shopping in the Thamel district, where and 'located the' agency '8EYES TRAVEL "as well as your hotel.
The Thamel and 'undoubtedly the best place to buy local crafts and spices.
Transfer to the airport 3 hours before your international flight. END OF SERVICES