Highest pass Throng-la 5416m. Panoramic View of Annapurna Range and holly Mountain mt. Gangapurna and situated world highest Tilicho lakeBeautiful Manang /Mustang Village, Hindu’s /Buddhist pilgrims site Muktinath, Landscape looks like Tibetan plateauAmazing Kaligandaki river and fossils are found on its bank, Settlement of Gurung and Thakali (ethnic) people and their lifestyle and world deepest Gorge.
Annapurna Circuit Trek is the most happening trek in Annapurna Region due to the presence of sheer beauty- the ecstatic backdrop of the mighty Annapurna Range, the seamless beauty of nature, encompassing the lush Rhododendron forests, diverse wilderness, waterfall and the everlasting Himalayas. Trekkers will also pass several villages with ethnic Gurung, Tamang people. Trekkers move along the Great Marsyangdi and Kali Gandaki valley- the latter considered to be the world’s deepest gorge. Thorang La (5,416m) is the highest point in this trek which requires good stamina and physical fitness. From this pass, trekkers can witness the icefall from the colossal Annapurna. Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), the Nilgiri Mountains as well as Mt. Macchapuchhre looks as majestic as ever and deserves promising pictures
High Altitude Sherpa guide welcome you in this trek to the Annapurna region and ensure that every trekker will see the other side of this trek. All foods, lodging, and luggage will be taken care of by us while you enjoy this heavenly adventure.This trek initially starts from low altitude and gradually moves up as trekkers accommodate with the rising altitude. Since the altitude reached as high as 5,400m acclimatization is the key to success. Without it, the altitude sickness might be rampant. Small steps are important and prior experience in similar trekking can be a huge asset. The duration of is around Annapurna Circuit Trek 9/ 14 days and is rated as a moderately difficult trek. We can sidetrack to the holy Muktinath and through the village of Marpha and Ghasa making this trek even more interesting.
BEST SESSION TO VISIT NEPAL
Autumn Session: September – November
The autumn months of mid-September, October and November are known for being Nepal’s mountaineering and the best time to go trekking. The monsoon rains have cleared the sky with outstanding the views are often remarkable. The valleys are still green and the weather is trifling so trekking is far more pleasurable at this time.
Winter Session : December – February
Winter season is usually snowfall at higher elevations in Himalayas. Though it gets colder in night, often it offers the clear day / blue sky and comparatively less trekkers on the trail. Winter Treks like Ghorepani pun hill trek, Mardi Himal trek, Everest base camp, Annapurna Panorama, Annapurna Sanctuary, Everest base and Langtang reason treks are always comfortable to trek even in winter season.
Spring Session: March – May
Spring is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal. Weather is mostly perfect and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals Walking is also very much suitable during this season.
Summer Session: June – August
Though summer collects heavy monsoon rainfall it is very much clear to trek around upper and lower Mustang, lower and upper Dolpo and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas. Tibet is much more favorable for Tibet trek. Everest, Langtang and Annapurna are always comfortable to trek even in summer season.
Team Composition in Trek
There will be one English speaking high altitude experience trek leader. There will be one assistant guide if required. Guide have inclusive knowledge of wilderness medical training. this arrangement ensure that if anybody in the group get sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned for the rest of the group. Porters for luggage carrying: two trekkers: one porters. It is depend number of porter where and how long you doing trek and Depending on the nature of the travel.
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
This is a moderate trek suitable for trekkers who have the skill to walk at least 5-7 hours a day with a light bag. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks earlier to the trip to improve our strength and stability. Past hiking Experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. Walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes. You are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have a positive attitude, Self-confidence and strong determination best way to complete this trek successfully.
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu and drive to hotel
Day 02: Drive to dharapani vai Besisahar(830 m)
Day 03: dharapani to Chame
Day 04: Chame to Pisang
Day 05: pisang to Manang
Day 06: Acclimatization day in Manang village:
Day 07: manang to Yak Kharka
Day 08: yak kharka to Thorong Phedi
Day 09: Phedi or High Camp to Muktinath:
Day 10: Muktinath to jomsom via kagbeni (2,715m)
Plan A: fly back to pokhara): Day 11: Fly back to Pokhara: 15 minutes flight.
Plan B: drive back to pokhara from Nayapul: Day 11: Drive to Tatopani( hotspring)
Day 11: Tato pani to Ghorepani
Day 12: Ghorepani to hike Poon Hill trek to pokhara
Day 13: pokhara sighseeing full day
Day 14: Pokhara to Kathmandu: flight 25: drive: 6 hours.
Day 15: Kathmandu sightseeing:
Day 16: Final Departure to your own destinations:-
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu and drive to hotel: (1,350m.)
High altitude Sherpa Trekking Company Airport Representative will meet you outside the Terminal Hall. Transfer to hotel brief you about tomorrow’s activities and collect your needed documents for our official needs. introduce with your trekking guide check the requirements and briefing about the nepal annapurna circuit trek each day program.O/N at hotel.
Day 02: Drive to dharapani(1890m) vai Besisahar(830m): 5+6 hours.
Trekking staff will arrive at your Hotel at 7.00 am in the morning to pick you up. We have 6 hours of driving to Besishar. It is about 185km from Kathmandu. After, besi shar change to a four-wheel drive vehicle for the rough journey to Dharapani. It travels along the old Annapurna Circuit trek route, through amazing gorges and past stunning waterfalls. Overnight in dharapani.O/N at hotel.
Day 04: dharapani to Chame (2630m): 5 hours.
The trail climbs to Tyanja at 2360 meters, then continuing through forest.As we reach the Chame, the headquarters of the Manang district.the fine views of Annapurna II as you approach Chame & two small hot springs by the town. Along this route we are introduced to a local community said to have migrated from Tibet a long time past, noticeable by their different features.O/N at hotel.
Day 05: chame to Pisang (3100m): 5 hour.
The day starts through deep forest in a steep and narrow valley, crosses a river on a long bridge at 2910 meters. We then cross another bridge at 3040 meters, from there the view of the spiraling Paungda Danda rock face really begins to appear.O/N at hotel.
Day 06: pisang to Manang (3540 m): 5 hours.
Today we continue through the drier upper part of the Manang district.Leaving Pisang, we have alternate trails north and south of the Marsyangdi River which meets up again at Mungji. The southern route by Hongde, with its airstrip, at 3325meters which involves less climbing than the northern route via Ghyaru, though there are better views on the trail that follows the northern bank of the river.O/N at hotel.
Day 07: Acclimatization day in Manang village: O/N at hotel
Today we spend a day acclimatizing in Manang. The whole day we spend doing some fine day walks and over viewing the magnificent views around the village & the day time is best to gain altitude. At the end of the day, we return back to our accommodation & have a night rest.
Day 08: manang to Yak Kharka (4000 meters): 5 hours.
Additional day Trek to Tilicho Lake- Four Days= Siri Kharka to Tilicho lake – siri kharka – yak kharka
Today we leave Manang, & the trail makes an ascent of nearly 500meters to the Yak Kharka. We make the climb steadily through Tenki Manang, leaving the Marsyangi Valley. Continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley, we reach Yak Kharka at 4000 meters, there we see the many yaks and vegetations steadily more sparse.O/N at hotel.
Day 09: yak kharka to Thorong Phedi (4450 meters): 5 hours.
After asending for two hours the trail descends to cross the river at 4310 meters we then climb up to Thorong Phedi at 4450meters where we have recently found some good Guesthouses built. O/N at hotel.
Day 10: Phedi or High Camp to Muktinath:
The journey from Phedi “foot of the hill” or at the foot to the 5416 m Thorung La pass, begins the day. We then make the climb steeply that is regularly used and easy to follow. However, the problem may arise due to the altitude and snow. It often causes terrible problem to cross the pass if it is covered by snow. About four hours climb up to the pass marked by the chortens and prayer flags. As you reach the top, you are rewarded by the magnificent view from the top and another 4 hours trek will take to the holy town of Muktinath. Muktinath means place of Nirvana.It is said that all sorrows you feel are relieved when visiting the Temple, which is a scared pilgrimage site to both Hindus and Buddhists. The main pilgrimage normally takes place in September. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and has 108 waterspouts around it from which Holy water pours. Another attraction nearby is the Jwala Mai Temple this contains a spring and an eternal flame fed by natural underground gas.
( Day 11: Muktinath to jomsom via kagbeni (2,715m): 5-6 hours.
(Plan –A fly back to pokhara): Day 11: Fly back to Pokhara: 15 minutes flight.
We take an early morning flight to Pokhara. The airplane passes through a gorge between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains making the flight itself an amazing experience. After arriving in Pokhara, the attractive ‘Lake City’, we can spend the rest of the day in leisure. Boating in the Fewa Lake and strolling in the quaint streets of ‘Lake Side’ is a popular choice among visitors.O/N at hotel.
Plan (B) drive back to pokhara from Nayapul: Day 11: Drive to Tatopani( hotspring) 4 hours
Drive to Tatopani meaning ‘hot water’. This is the best natural hot spring and we can enjoy the healing bath in the pond. It is believed that bone and joint discomfort conditions will be healed. Stop for overnight stay.O/N at hotel.
Day 12: Tato pani to Ghorepani (2834m): 7-8 hours.
Crossing the Kali Gandaki River we slowly climb steeply up the village of Sikha, which is inhabited by Magars. Sikha along the path that leads to the Rhodendrons forest and you can see the Annapurna South, hidden by a ridge smiling at you. Ghorepani is a settlement of Poon Magars.O/N at hotel.
Day 13: Ghorepani to hike Poon Hill trek pokhara: 7-8 hours.
An early start and an hour hiking to Poon Hill (3195m) leads us to a brilliant spectacle, this vantage point provides an unobstructed view of sunrise over the high Himalayas. After spending about 45 minutes on the hillside, we come back to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast, and start walking to nayapul.it’s easy walking all downhill to Naya Pul where our trekking ends. we drive to Pokhara about an hour away. O/N at hotel
Day 14: pokhara sighseeing full day
Go boating on Phewa Lake, Visit Bindhya Basini Temple, Devi’s Falls, and Gupteswar Gupha cave. international mountaineering museum. O/N hotel.
Day 15: Pokhara to Kathmandu: flight 25: drive: 6 hours.
After breakfast drive to tourist Bus station or airport to Kathmandu. If you traveling by bus which takes 7 hours again on the Prithivi highway along the river and if you prefer flight which takes only 25 minutes.
Day 16: Kathmandu sightseeing:
We tour Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa and Bouddhanath stupa which are all world heritage sites. The Durbar Square reveals the life of the royals in ancient times. Pashupatinath temple is one of the most important places of pilgrimage for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as the Monkey Temple and Boudhanath stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world. O/N at hotel.
Day 17: Final Departure to your own destinations:-
Generally 3 hours before your flight time to get Kathmandu airport is needed in Nepal. So you transfer you to Kathmandu airport for your own destination.
1.Sun hat or scarf
2.Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
3.with UV protection
5.Light and expedition weight thermal tops
6.Fleece jacket or pullover
7.Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
8.Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
9.Down jacket [you can rent in Kathmandu]- must necessary
11.Heavy weight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
12.Fleece liner gloves
13.Underwear ( minimum 4 and according to length of your trip)
14.Hiking shorts ( minimum 2 and according to length of your trip)
15.Lightweight cotton long pants
16.Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
17.Fleece or wool pants
19.Gore-tex jacket trouser
20.thin, lightweight inner socks (minimum 3 and according to length of your trip)
21.Thick, warm wool hiking socks (minimum 3 and according to length of your trip)
23.Hiking boots with spare laces
24.Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
25.Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F [Can rent in Kathmandu]
26.Headlamp and batteries
27.Basic First Aid Kit
29.Water bottles (2)oiletries
30.Small wash towel
32.Leap gurd 30spf
33.Sun cream 50spf
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If you are Going Trekking and Climbing in Nepal, you Should Carry the Complete Medic kit.
First Aid Kit:
1. Povidone-iodine cream-1 tube.
– Antiseptic cream.
2. Cotton- 1 roll.
–For dressing wounds.
3. Dressing gauze – 5 pcs.
– For dressing.
4. Crepe bandage –2.
– Sprains and strains,also great as a sling for arm fractures.
5. Band- aid –10.
6. Dressing tape –1.
– Great not just for dressing but falsifier mild soft tissue injuries especially in the knee and ankles.
7. Moleskin second skin-1 packet:
– Great for treating chaffing and blisters.
Finger Pulse Oximeter:
1. Normal arterial oxygen is approximately 75 to 100 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg).
2. Values fewer than 60 mm Hg usually indicate the need for supplemental oxygen.
3. Normal pulse oximeter readings usually range from 95 to 100 percent.
4. Values under 90 percent are considered low.
8. Paracetamole 500 mg- 20 tablets:
– For mild headaches.
9. Ibuprofen 400mg –10 taplets:
– To relieve moderate to severe pain.
10.Throat lozenges –20:
– For cough and sore throat. Given the cold dry mountain air,it is a good idea it have one in your mouth even without any discomfort.
11.Decongestant –10 tablets:
– For nausea congestion. Non-drowsy kinds like pseudo ephedrine recommended.
12. Antihistamine -10 tablets:
– For allergies.
13. Antiemetic –10 tablets:
– To control the vomit and nausea.
14. Azithromycin 500mg – 10 tablet:
– For bacterial diarrhea.
15. Omeprazole 200mg –10 tablets:
– For minor gastric upsets and acidity.
16. Tinidazole 200 mg-3 taplats(500mg-12 tablets):
– For giardia and amoebic diarrhea.
17. Acetazolamide 250 mg –20 tablets:
– For helping with acclimataization and treating mild AMS.
18. Dexamethasone 400mg-10 tablets:
– To be used only under expert supervision to treat AMS.
19. Nifedipine 60mg- 10 tablets:
– To be use only under expert supervision to treat HAPE.
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