Annapurna   Region, West Nepal

Annapurna Region, West Nepal

 

 Trekking in Annapurna Region Trek is one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal. The Annapurna Himalayan range form a spectacular arc and one of the worlds’ most sought after trekking routes. Annapurna Trekking has been widely recognized as a naturalist’s paradise. Trekking in this region delights you with its spectacle of snowy mountain peaks, shimmering rivers, clear skies above and spectacular terraced fields below, charming forests blooming with red rhododendrons, century old ancient monasteries and villages. This region is a mix of natural as well as cultural diversity, a strong bond of natural wonders. Red from vast landscapes beholding orchids with varieties of floral beauty, pilgrimage sites and indigenous dwellings and lifestyle is spell bounding.

Annapurna trekking region is mostly settled by the ethnic Gurung, Magar and Thakali community. During the Annapurna region trek, trekkers get opportunity to know about the lifestyle, religion, culture and tradition of these ethnic groups with their welcome and hospitality. In this region trek you can enjoy the fantastic view of the 8000m mountains Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu as well as other mountains like Machhapuchhre (6996m.), Nilgiri, Annapurna II, III, IV and Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal etc. Annapurna trekking region offers various types of trekking trail ranging from strenuous to easy grade trekking trail like Annapurna Circuit trek, Annapurna Base camp trek, Ghorepani Poon hill trek, Jomsom Muktinath trek, Mardi Himal Trek, Royal TrekTilicho Lake Trek etc. Almost all Annapurna region Trekking trail begins from the Lake city of Pokhara which is also known as the Paradise of nature. The best season to go for the Annapurna region Trek are autumn and spring when the weather is clear and you can have the clear view of the mountains as well as the natural scenery.

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Ghorepani PoonHil Trek 

Round trip 7 nights 8 days

Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft): 5-6 hours

Day 02: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul takes one and half hours then trek to Tikhedhunga, (1540m/5052 ft): 4-5 hours

Day 03: Trekking from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2840 m/9318 ft): 7-8 hours

Day 04: Ghorepani-Poonhill- Tadapani (2,700m/8,860ft).

Day 05: Tadapani to Ghandruk(1940m/6364 ft):5-6 hours

Day 06: Ghandruk to Pokhara(823m/2,700ft):4-5 hours

Day 07: Pokhara drive back to Kathmandu. 5-6 hours drive

Day 08: Farewell Day

 

Tilitso Lake  13 nights 14 days

itinerary:

Day 1: Pokhara - Besisahar - Dharapani (1,860m)

Day 2: Trek to Chame and stay overnight (2,670m)

Day 3: Trek to Upper Pisang and stay overnight (3,300m)

Day 4: Trek to Manang and stay overnight (3,540m)

Day 5: Acclimatization day hike around Manang and stay overnight (3,540m)

Day 6: Trek to Tilicho Base Camp and stay overnight (4,150m)

Day 7: Trek to Tilicho Lake - then down to Shree Kharka and stay overnight (4,200m)

Day 8: Trek to Ledar (4,200m)

Day 9: Trek to High Camp (4,925m)

Day 10: Trek to Thorung La Pass (5,416m) - continue to Muktinath, drive to Jomsom and stay overnight

Day 11: Fly out Jomsom to Pokhara

 

Annapurna Base Camp Trek 12 days

This is Annapurna base camp short trek where you will enjoy 8 days trekking from Pokhara to Pokhara. The entire your holiday duration will be 12 days. Your journey will starts from Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus and then you will stop a night in Pokhara and very next day drive to Nayapul to start your trekking journey.

Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu (1,330m) transfer to hotel
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (820m), drive to Pokhara and afternoon free, overnight at hotel in Pokhara (B)
Day 03: Pokhara (820m)to Nayapul, then trek to Ghandruk (1940m): 6 hours (BLD)
Day 04: Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m): 5 hours (BLD)
Day 05: Chhomrong to Dovan (2580m): 6 hours (BLD)
Day 06: Dovan to Deurali (3230m): 4 hours (BLD)
Day 07: Deurali to to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m): 6  hours (BLD)
Day 08: Trek ABC to Sinuwa (2326m): 6-7 hours (BLD)
Day 09: Trek Sinuwa to Jhinu Danda (Hot Spring) (1780m) - Landruk (1 565m): 6-7 hours (BLD)
Day 10: Trek Landruk to Phedi and drive to Pokhara (820m): 4-5 hours (BL)
Day 11: Pokhara to Kathmandu (1330m, 6-7 hrs)  (B)
Day 12: Fly back home (1,330m) (B)

 Annapurna Circuit Trek  20 nights 21 days

Itinerary

Day 01:  Arrival in Tribhuvan international airport, Kathmandu (1300 m/4264 ft)

Day 02:  Kathmandu valley sightseeing

Day 03:  Kathmandu to Besisahar  by bus Jagat by Jeep

Day 04:  Jagat to Dharapani (1960 m/2624) or  Bagarchap (2160 m)

Day 05:  Dharapani to Chame (2710 m/8891 ft)

Day 06:  Chame to Pisang (3300 m/10824 ft)

Day 07:  Pisang to Manang (3450 m)

Day 08:  Acclimatization day

Day 09:  Manang to Khangsar village (3734 m.)

Day 10:  Khangshar to Tilicho Lake Base Camp (4150 m.)

Day 11:  Trek to Lilicho Lake (4949 m.) and back to base camp

Day 12:  Base camp to Yak Kharka (4020 m.)

Day 13:  Yakkharka to Thorong Phedi (4600 m/1592 ft)

Day 14:  Thorong Phedi to Thorong-La (5416 m/17764 ft) to Muktinath (3800 m/12467 ft)

Day 15:  Muktinath to Jomsom (2800 m)

Day 16:  Jomsom to Pokhara by flight

Day 17:  Free days in Pokhara

Day 18: Drive/flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu 

Day 19-20:   Free  Days in Kathmandu / visit  to Chitwan National Park / Visit Lumbini  (Option)

 Day 21: Departure from kathmandu 

 

 

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The following basic checklist should help you with your packing for any of our trips. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your clothing and equipment down to a minimum. Your packed trekking bag, should weigh no more than 15 kilograms (33 pounds.) Please remember this is just a checklist and you do not necessarily need to bring everything that is listed below. Use your own experience and judgment to make your decision.

  1. Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  2. Fleece jacket or pullover
  3. Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  4. Waterproof shell jacket (preferably breathable fabric)
  5. Lightweight thermal gloves
  6. Underwear (4)
  7. Shorts (2)
  8. Lightweight cotton long trouser/pants
  9. Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  10. Sun hat or scarf
  11. Warm fleece hat or light balaclava
  12. T-shirts (2)
  13. Thin, lightweight (inner socks) (4)  
  14. Sunglasses with UV protection
  15. Sleeping bag rated to 0 degrees (3/4 season)
  16. Head lamp (eg  Petzl) spare bulbs & batteries
  17. Small padlock to lock trek bag
  18. Basic First Aid Kit (see First Aid Medicine below)
  19. Plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
  20. Daypack (35-40 litres/2500-3000 cubic inches)
  21. Camping mattress, eg  thermarest pad
  22. Water bottles (2)
  23. Toiletries
  24. Small wash towel
  25. Footwear appropriate to the trip
  26. Waterproof shell trousers/pants (preferably breathable fabric)

 

 

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Trip Facts

  Interesting Annapurna facts worth to know about mountain Annapurna:

  1. Of top 10 Highest Mountain in the world, Annapurna stands 10th with 26,545 feet tall.
  2. Maurice Herzon and Louis Lachenal are the first to summit Annapurna in 1950 AD.
  3. Maurice wrote a book about 1950 Annapurna edition. The book is the best-selling climbing book of all time selling 11 million copies.
  4. The name Annapurna, a Sanskrit word meaning  ‘Goddess of Harvests’. The glaciers of Annapurna feed the rivers in the region. Glaciers turn the landscapes at the lower elevation into fertile land filled with lush green forests rich in wildlife and vegetation.
  5. The records of Annapurna’s successful attempt of climbing is very poor. Since the first ascent in 1950, Annapurna is only climbed by about 130 people and approximately 53 have died trying.
  6. AnnapurnaRegion is one of the most popular area to trek on. About two-third of all the trekkers go around Annapurna Circuit in Nepal. This makes it really popular.
  7. Thorong La pass at 5,416 meters (17,769 ft) marks the highest point of the Annapurna Circuit.
  8. Annapurna Circuit opened for trekking from 1970.
  9. Trekkers can view Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV. Other peaks in the range include Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Gangapurna and Tilicho Peak.

10.   October – November/(early)December is considered best time to trek the annapurna circuit

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