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Around Annapurna Trek

Never ending Mountains views from the start to the end leading to charming traditional villages with ancient Tibetan Buddhist religion and culture where scenery and landscapes changes every day, offering the trekkers a tantalizing experience and excitement throughout the trip to around Annapurna & Thorang-la Pass. An unbeatable experience of a life time of Experience Treks into around Annapurna trek via Thorang-la pass, this area is listed as the world’s best 10th destination by Lonely Planet. The Annapurna circuit trekking traverse is an adventure where all physically fit people can join in it as this is a moderate to an adventurous walk and with lots of high hill climb and long descend without a boring moment offering the taste of culture and people from Thakali, Gurung and Magar tribe villages following the Marshyangdi River upstream in the arid area of Manang walking further cross Thorang-la pass at 5,416 meters. This trip leads to the sacred place of Muktinath; a holy spot for both Hindus and Buddhists. Muktinath which is literally means "the place for Nirvana or Liberation/Salvation", and trekking in the world’s deepest gorge at Kali Gandaki valley, around Annapurna & Thorang-la trip. Finally ends to Pokhara, a renowned popular tourist place with its pristine Lake Phewa. Scenic Pokhara is another highlight of this trip.

Trip Highlights:

1. Trek & traverses high mountain passes at Thorang-La 5,416 meter/17,700 ft.
2. Awesome changes in vegetation, altitude, climate and culture from low warm sub-tropic-Mediterranean alpine to cold arctic zone.
3. Fascinating Buddhist religion, traditions and culture with charming villages.
4. Unbeatable landscapes and mountain scenery with rich flora & fauna panoramic snow-capped mountain views day by day.
5. Experience an authentic village lifestyle in first hand.
7. Remarkable countryside-traverse the hilly region of Pisang, Manang, Kagbeni & Ghorepani.
8. Visit the holy temple of Muktinath.

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Day 01:
Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 02:
In Kathmandu with half day tour.

Day 03:
Drive to Jagat 1,290 m via Beshisahar 823 m/2,624 ft/08-10 hrs.

Day 04:
Trek to Dharapani 1,920 m/05 hrs.

Day 05:
Trek to Chame 2,670 m/05 hrs.

Day 06:
Trek to Pisang 3,300 m/10,824 ft/05 hrs.

Day 07:
Trek to Manang village 3,450 m/11,316 ft= 05 hrs.

Day 08:
In Manang rest day for acclimatization and local hike.

Day 09:
Trek to Yak Kharka 4,110 m/13, 480 ft=04 hrs

Day 10:
Trek to Thorang High Camp 4,800 m/15,092 ft/04 hrs.

Day 11:
Traverse Thorang-La 5,416 m to Muktinath 3,800 m/07 hrs.

Day 12:
Trek to Marpha 2,670 m/06 hrs walks.

Day 13:
Trek to Lete 2,480 m/06 hrs walk.

Day 14:
Trek to Tatopani 1,190 m/06 hrs.

Day 15:
Trek to Ghorepani 2,850 m/08 hrs.

Day 16:
Trek to Tikhedhunga 1,577 m/05 hours walk.

Day 17:
Trek to Nayapul 1,100 m and drive to Pokhara 950 m/03 hours walk & 02 hrs drive=05 hrs.

Day 18:
Drive to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 19:
Transfer to airport for international departure.

Service includes

• Airport pick up & drop off by private vehicles
• KTM to Jagat by public transport
• 3 Nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on 3 star category B/B plan
• A days sightseeing in Kathmandu valley by private vehicle & professional tour guide
• TIMS & National park entry permit fee
• Basic accommodation during the trek
• Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during trek
• English speaking guide & porter during trek
• Food and salary for staff and porter
• Trekking gears for the local trekking staffs (shoes, jacket & trouser)
• Insurance for local trekking staffs
• First Aid Kit box/bag

Service does not include

• Nepal entry visa fee, Photographs & international flights fare
• Meals in Kathmandu (lunch & dinner)
• Personal nature expanses: telephone calls, cyber bills, bar bills, laundry service, battery recharge bills, hot shower (On trek),washing water, pots of hot drinks, bottle/boiled water, alcoholic and soft drinks
• Essential trekking gears
• Travel & health insurance
• Tipping for all trekking staffs (guide & porter/s)
• An emergencies or rescue evacuation cost/charge (helicopter), if required

Day 01:
Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On reaching at Kathmandu international airports, our Experience Treks staff will receive and transfer you to respective hotel. At the hotel our guide will brief with orientation programs of the hotel, Kathmandu, trekking, do's and don’ts and other related information while you are in Nepal.

Day 02:
In Kathmandu with half day sightseeing tour.
Kathmandu is full of World Heritage Sites the temples, monasteries, ancient Kings Palaces and courtyard; full day sightseeing will be interesting and a memorable tour before setting for the mountains with Experience Treks.

Day 03:
Drive to Jagat 1,290 m via Beshsishar 823 m/ 08-10 hrs.
Experience Treks adventure starts with an early morning drive to the mid west Nepal with great mountain scenery drive leads to Beshsishar town then on the dirt road to Khudi, Bhulbhule and Ngadi following the Marsyangdi River upstream, driving through rice terraces and villages of Syange. Then it finally climbs leaving Marsyangdi River behind reaching at Jagat village, a farm village with numbers of lodges to take caters the needs of the trekkers for overnight stop.

Day 04:
Trek to Dharapani 1,920 m/05 hours.
From Jagat village walking downhill back to Marsyangdi River towards east banks and then through a dense forest with magnificent views of towering Annapurna and Manaslu mountain ranges then, crossing a bridge with a climb on the trail to Sattale and several villages of Tal Besi, Tal Karte and arriving at Dharapani village for the overnight stop.

Day 05:
Trek to Chame 2,670 m/05 hours.
Morning walk follows along the mule trail through serene forest of rhododendron, oaks and pine trees walking through mountain villages of Timang with its ancient Buddhist culture along with grand view of Mt. Manaslu 8,163 m/26,781ft. After Timang village, another hour walk leads to the village of Koto and then to Chame for the overnight stop. Chame is a moderate large town and headquarters of Manang area.

Day 06:
Trek to Pisang 3, 230 m/05 hrs.
After a good time of Chame, morning walk follows through alpine pine forest and villages with several ups and downs to Bhratang village with apple orchard. From here, the path leads along Marsyangdi River and crossing the river with a short climb through the forest of rhododendron, oak and pine trees to a small at Dhukure Pokhari with 3-4 teahouses. From here, trekking downhill following the river bank to reach the Pisang Lower for overnight halt. Pisang village offers breathtaking views of Annapurna-Chulus’ and Pisang peak.

Day 07:
Trek to Manang Village 3,450 m via Nagwal 3,350 m/05 hrs.
From Pisang, walk leads to upper Pisang with panoramic mountains views walk leads through thin forest with an easy uphill for an hour of Nagwal village avoiding the main track of few hours of Manang from the top of Pisang. A walk on the isolated path of few hours reaching the traditional village at Nagwal then descends to Braga village an hour of Manang village with awesome views of towering Annapurna II and III, Gangapurna Chulu’s and Pisang peak, then trekking downhill on the flat valleys to Braga visit its old monastery and Milereppa cave (11th Century poet, saint and tantric Guru Milereppa) on the road to Manang from here onwards the landscapes are barren, arid with cold and dry climate. After a good scenic walk reaching at Manang village, here the houses are built up in traditional Tibetan style and Manang people are known for their rich cultural and traditions.

Day 08:
Rest the day at Manang village for local hikes and acclimatization.
A rest day for acclimatization and local excursion to explore the Manang village and its valley, this big village is situated on broad valley at the bank of Marsyangdi River and Annapurna mountain range towards north, hike to Gangapurna Lake located close to this village.

Day 09:
Trek to Yak Kharka 4,110 m/04 hours.
After a lovely time of Manang, the journey continue towards Ghunsang village leading uphill to Yak Kharka, then crosses the river and walk for an hour to a small settlement of Yak Kharka with awesome views of Annapurna III and Chulu Peak.

Day 10:
Trek to Thorong High Camp 4,800 m/15, 092 ft/04 hrs.
The walk gets closer and higher towards Thorang-la following the path that heads beyond from Ledar, after crossing a bridge trek continues to climb along the east bank of Jarjung stream, then leading to a narrow trail across a steep slope and then down to Thorung Phedi, from here hike for another hour to the High Camp of Thorang for overnight stop, this place is on route of the top Thorang pass with houses 3-4 lodges, enclosed between high snow capped peaks.

Day 11:
Cross Thorong-La 5,416 m and to Muktinath 3,800 m/07 hrs.
Today the highlight of this great journey of early breakfast sets for the long climb to Thorang-la with a steep ascends all the way of Thorung La Pass top at 5,416 m / 17,700 ft, the highest altitude gain of this memorable adventure, this certainly requires a high spirit and physically strong mind to cross over it. The top offers mind blowing scenery of beautiful landscapes and snowcapped peaks, from here the walk leads to a long descend to Muktinath at 3,800 m on reaching Muktinath for the overnight stop which is a sacred and holy place for both Hindus and Buddhists. The word Muktinath literally means ‘The place for Nirvana or Liberation/Salvation’.

Day 12:
Trek to Marpha 2,670 m/06 hrs walks.
After Muktinath, the journey continue with 1,200m descent towards Kaligandaki river valley, from here onwards the weather gets very windy in the afternoon time in which a walk follows a gentle trail for two hours till Jomsom is reached which is the headquarter of the Mustang region with a small airstrip just above the Kaligandaki River. Another two hours of easy walks from Jomsom reaches at Marpha for the overnight stop, which is a little gems with whitewashed houses, paved streets and numerous well kept lodges. Here, you will have time to celebrate with the local apple products like cider, brandy and juice. This area from Kagbeni to Larjung is famous for its delicious apple and its product.

Day 13:
Trek to Kalapani or Lete, 2,480 m/06 hrs walk.
After a wonderful time of Marpha, heading towards the warmer area avoiding the motor-able road, walk are enjoyable following the Kaligandaki river reaching at Tukuche village beneath the towering Tukuche peak and Dhaulagiri with spectacular views of Mt. Nilgiri's and the massif icefalls which tumbles from the Dhaulagiri's east face. After an hour walk from Tukuche coming to Larjung village then crossing the broad river bed via a high suspension bridge, an hour walk back to tree lines of pines, oaks and rhododendron with an awesome view of Dhaulagiri peak and its icefall from the bridge, a short walk brings to Kalapani village. Kalapani is the another lovely villages of more than 20 houses with excellent lodges with grandeur view of Mt. Annapurna I, Nilgiri's and Dhaulagiri above the beautiful forest surrounding. A short descends bring you at Lete village for the overnight stop.

Day 14:
Trek to Tatopani 1,190 m/06 hrs.
Walk from Kalapani onwards leads to dramatic change in landscapes walking in the gorge from dry land to pine and conifer forests passing between the two giant peaks of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna. The first two hours of trek passes through the village of Ghasa with constant view of the snowcapped peaks of the cool forest surrounding. There are many settlements and isolated lodges and tea houses with open areas with enchanting forest and impressive views. Below Ghasa which is the southern end of the area dominated by Thakali people with fewer of this ethnic tribe till Tatopani, the architectural style change in much ornately carved wood work in evidence. This pleasant walk amidst the beautiful surrounding continues back to the terraced paddy fields and into warm sub-tropical climate all the way to the village of Tatopani passing through the beautiful Rupsi waterfalls.
Tatopani (Hot Spring) villages, the valley is quite constricted and is quite warm with sub-tropic climate and vegetation. Tatopani is another nice village with large hot spring pools just by the bank of the River Kaligandaki.

Day 15:
Trek to Ghorepani 2,860 m/08 hrs.
Morning walk leads to uphill after crossing a suspension bridge over the Kaligandaki River, from here ahead lays a steep terraced hillside dotted with farms and villages. From this spots, a gradual climb leads most of the days, leave behind the terraced fields walking through rhododendron forests and reaching to the village of Chitre, from here walk continues towards Ghorepani for overnight stop with grand view of Dhaulagiri mountain range.

Day 16:
Trek to Tikhedhunga 1,577 m/05 hours walk.
Early in the morning an hour excursion into Poonhill at 3,210 ms for striking sunrise over snowcapped mountain from Dhaulagiri-Annapurna to Mt. Manaslu range. After a wonderful time here descends to Ghorepani and continue downhill walk on old Trans Himalayan Salt Trade Route towards Pokhara after leaving the thick enchanting forest, then a long descend to Ulleri village on stone staircase steps towards Tikhedhunga for the last overnight in this mid hill.

Day 17:
Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara 950 m/03+02=05 hrs.
From Tikhedhunga, morning walk heads on gradual paths to most of the way passing through rural farm villages and great views of the cascading waterfalls, then reaching at Birethanti by the river Modi. From here a short walk to Nayapul for an interesting scenic drive of two hours of Pokhara for the overnight stay near the pristine Phewa Lake with time to visit around the serene lake or boating.

Day 18:
Drive to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotel.
After an enjoyable time of Pokhara, morning drives leads on the scenic road to Kathmandu following Marsyangdi and Trisuli River for a while and then reaching Kathmandu after a great time in the high Annapurna Himalayan range with Experience Treks.

Day 19:
Transfer to airport for international departure.
Last days in this magic awesome Himalaya and with grand memorable time in the mountains with Experience Treks, as per your flight time our staff will transfer you to airport for your final departure for homeward bound.

USD 1545 Per Person of the group is of 1 Pax, USD 1185 Per person if the group is of 2 Pax, USD 1180 Per Person if the group is of 3 Pax or more

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Health Requirements
You are preparing for a trek in the higher altitudes of remote Himalayan region. Hence during this treks, the physically, emotionally & mentally demanding mountain trek & you may face Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), if you trek/hike quickly/ascended too fast as well as other health related problems. In this regard, Experience Treks strongly recommends for those travelers with pre-existing medical conditions like heart, lungs and blood pressure/diseases make know to us before booking this trip.

Experience Requirements
The remote mountain trekking requires 4 – 6 hours walking in per day a basis and at times it even exceeds to 7 – 8 hours depending on your walking pace, age groups, weather condition & seasons. Despite this fact, we do not suggest you for mandatory hiking or technical climbing experiences. Yet, it will be better if you have a regular jogging habit of few weeks before booking this trip.

Travel Insurance
Experience Treks does not sell or arranges any kind of insurance plan/packages for foreigners except local staff/s. Yet, it will be mandatory to join our trips that you should be insured for comprehensive expenses that may arise from the trip for your own safety. Your Insurance plan must be covering medical/travel issues as well as unforeseen accidents that may occur to the trips. In such a case, you may to take the facility like an air ambulance, helicopter rescue, Clinical attention and so on.

Trekking in higher altitudes may even cost the life of travelers! The more you go higher elevation/height, the lesser will be availability of Oxygen pressure in the air. Therefore, your body requires a few days too many days to adopt the newer situation/climate in an environment with less oxygen. The higher you climb the more will be the possibility of undergoing through Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) problems. Hence, Experience Treks`s itineraries are extremely concern on this problem/issue. With our expert team, you can easily cops with altitude sickness problems. The AMS will attract you after 3,000 m. The Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA), non-profitable medical institution recommends to all trekkers/hikers to ascend slowly after 3,000 m (either ascends 300 m each day or every 600 m spend an extra night, the same altitude). The rule is slowly ascents to go higher elevation to be safe!

Trekking Crew Arrangement
To facilitate the best trekking experience in the Himalayas, Experience Treks has arranged most hospitable as it is possible, more professional and long-terms experienced crew members. Your local trip member/s will have most extensive knowledge about mountain trails, mountain names & its height/elevation, people & their cultures, religions, socio-cultural aspects, eco-system, flora & fauna, geography of the respective treks/trips and history of the local regions. Besides, our crew members are fully undergone through Rock climbing, Ice climbing, Mountaineering, Intensive wilderness First Aid knowledge, Trekking guides, Eco trekking, knowledge about Responsible tourism business, Sustainable development, English language, Conservation & preservation basic knowledge and Bio-diversity trainings.

Meals Facilities
During the trek in the mountains, you will be served 3 times meals a day with typical Nepali food/meal along with Tibetan, Chinese, Indian, Continental & Italian dishes, depending on your choices. You will have an access to have hot chocolate, tea and other hot drinks as well, breads and snack as well in the camping/tented treks. The early morning breakfast and dinner will be served at the same tea houses or at the local lodges where you spend the night. At times, you too have to enjoy the breakfast and the lunch at the camping overnights sites. Unlike this, you will take your lunch on the way in the mountain trails in the side trips/day excursion. The lunch will be prepared for your team member of the camping/tented treks & in teahouse/lodges treks at local lodge/guest houses. At the climax of the trip, you will enjoy a trip celebration dinner in Kathmandu.

Accommodations Arrangements
During your stay in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan & other cities, you will enjoy the budget accommodation to best class hotel /resorts accommodation depending on your budget, interest & hobbies where as on the other hand in the mountain trail, you will have to adjust at twin sharing, double bed & single bed rooms basis accommodations at the standard lodges or tea houses, mostly common sharing bathroom & toilet/rest rooms. However, you have to consider the remoteness of travelled places where single room may not be feasible at all the times & need to be the share with someone else in the peak season. Most of the teahouses/lodges are either double bed rooms or twin sharing rooms. Some of the majors trekking destinations, there are deluxe comfortable hotels & Resorts is also available.

Porter Care
We are tremendously concern over the rights of the porters who facilitate traveler`s adventure dreams in the Himalayas. Without porters hard working, your dream to go to mountains will not be certain/guaranteed. It is our serious concern that the porters should be well paid, make sure their warm clothing, well equipped and treated equally even in the harsh situation in the remote Himalayas. In case of emergency situations, we give equal to rescue facilities as other team members get in the adverse situation in the higher altitude including rescue services by Helicopter. Besides this, we too are concern about International Porter Protection Group (IPPG) which works in the field of trekking porter/s by protecting the rights of porter, basic language training to express their problems, make sure for enough warm clothing & other equipment, compulsory Insurance facility. In doing so, we recommend all our trekkers in the Himalayas just to keep their luggage under 30 kg so that it can be handled by porters smoothly in the higher mountains. If possible, try to make about 25 Kg. over 4,000 m & high passes.

Environmental Concerns
Being human beings, it is our responsibility to protect natural & cultural order, to conserve environment and to love nature. Himalayan region is ecologically very much fragile and hence we try to practice “to leave just footprints and take photos” so that future generation will to have chances to experience the beauty of Himalayan region. Respecting natural balance and being sensible towards local environment yields into protecting local cultures as well. Hence, our trip operations tremendously focus on environmental issues in the Himalayas and thereby eco-tourism.

Trekking Group Arrangement
Experience Treks generally provides one trek guide/trekking leaders for the trip operation and porter/s for luggage carrying. It means if there are 4 trekkers, there will be one trek guide & two porters. In the case of porter/s arrangements, there will be one porter for each two paying trekker. This arrangements helps to carry out the trip smoothly even in the adverse situation. Our trips generally accommodate the group of 10 people at a time. Despite this arrangement, we can adjust or run the trips over than 10 people at a time as well as.

Best Seasons
The best seasons of travelling/trekking in the Himalayas are autumn season (September-November) and spring season (March-May). Apart from these two seasons, there is a possibility of trekking in the Himalayas even in the winter and summer seasons which is called off-seasons. In the winter season, cold, snowing & flight delay or cancellation slightly affects the trips & high passes could be closed. But, travelling/trekking in the summer season comes with tremendous rewards for a passionate botanist despite of rainy days, flooding, landslides, flight delay or cancellation like winter season. It will be great in the least rain fall regions & high passes, where are lots of wild orchid blooming.

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