Annapurna Circuit trek along with the visit to the village of Naar and Phu with Kang La is often regarded as the future trekking trail in Annapurna region. With time the roads are being advance from south on both side, its circuit nature will not be same as more trekkers and getting there by buses or jeeps as soon as they can. Though the people are getting benefited from tourism industry and the tourist are getting basic goods in reduced cost with better access; the place seems to lose its natural tranquilly.
Within a period of time the old trails are being replaced by new. Nowadays, a joint venture of Nepal Tourism Board and TAAN are developing a new trekking trail on the east of Kali Gandaki( in lower Mustang) avoiding the road. Apart from this some other groups are trying to cross over Tilicho rather than Thorung La.
The package too has a side trek to the villages of Nar and Phu crossing Kang La. The area is opened to foreign trekkers only since 2002. From Kota the trail goes uphill through the forests, gorges, narrow canyons and gompas along to the traditional villages. Passing alpine splendor we will trek into glacial valleys including Himlung Base Camp. while returning we will head to the west of Kang La which offers the astonishing view of Annapurna which gives a epic end to this side trip before joining the regular trail below Manang.
While trekking the weather condition cannot be predicted, the Manang valley and villages of Nar and Phu receives much less rainfall than the Pokhara. It does not mean that we are daring to say that we will be trekking under blue skies in monsoon period, as the large portion of Annapurna range receive terrible rainfall, making huge snowy glaciers roll down protecting the valley behind.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu valley Sightseeing. Sightseeing on this day includes Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square etc.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar(760m).
Day 04: Trek to Bahundanda(1310m).
Day 05: Trek to Chamje(1430m).
Day 06: Trek to Bagarchap(2160m).
Day 07: Trek to koto(2600m).
Day 08: Trek to Dharmasala(3230m).
Day 09: Trek to Kayang(3740m).
Day 10: Trek to Phu(4050m).
Day 11: Rest day at Phu for acclimatization.
Day 12: Trek to Junam(3550m).
Day 13: Trek to Nar (4150m).
Day 14: Rest day at Nar for excursion.
Day 15: Trek to Kangla Phedi(4530m).
Day 16: Trek to Ngawal(3650m) crossing over Kangla pass(5315m).
Day 17: Trek to Manang(3540).
Day 18: Rest day at Manang for excursion.
Day 19: Trek to Yak kharka(4018m).
Day 20: Trek to Thorung Phedi(4450m).
Day 21: Trek to Muktinath (3760m) crossing over Thorung La Pass (5416m).
Day 22: Trek to Jomsom (2720m).
Day 23: Fly Jomsom to Pokhara (820m).In the afternoon Pokhara City Tour
Day 24: Drive/Fly to Kathmandu.
Day 25: Final Departure.
Nepal is a developing country, Outside of major cities area electricity on trekking can be scares. You should have to pay 100-800 NRs per hour to charge goods on many lodges and also many tea-house treks, including in Annapurna base camp trek, Everest Base camp trek and many others treks also. Chargers often won't work on low power solar systems you find right up in the mountains so u can buy alternative bayonet light to electricity power plug converter, which will only works in low voltage is highlow. The standard Nepalese electrical outlet is a three-pronged triangle so bring three-pronged triangle chargers.
Nepal is a landlocked country which lies in Hindu Kush Himalayan region. Nepal has monsoonal climate having four main seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn and winter.
Below is a general guide to conditions at different seasons:
January to March (winter): In this season temperature will decrease at often 0°C (32°F) at night, with extreme cold at high elevations. It is possible to trek in places like the Everest region during the winter but due to extreme cold weather and heavy snow fall it may be quite difficult than as usual.
April to June (summer): In these months it is quite warm and dry weather. There is an abundance of blooming flowers in the Himalayas at this time, with rhododendrons, in particular, adding a splash of color to the landscape. This season is the best time to undertake mountain expeditions.
June to September (Monsoon): There will be heavy monsoonal rainfall in this season. Rains are generally lighter in high Himalayan reasons. In this season the mountain ranges are not often visible due to the clouds.
October to December (autumn): These months are cool and clear which is due to the end of monsoon, there is little dust in the air so this is the best season to visit the hilly and mountainous regions.
Visa in Nepal can be acquired on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and also at the border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki border of Nepal - India and Kodari on Nepal-China border. Visa can also acquire at the nearest Nepal Embassy. For visa renewal purpose you can contact at Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan at Kathmandu. A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background is required. Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.
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In Nepal, “Namaste” or “Namaskar” is said to an older or high-status person with palms together, figure up. It is used to greet a person in place of goodbye or hello. There is no limitation how many times you say “Namaste” but, it is better if you say once per person, per day. If You want to say “Thank You” then you can say “Dhanyabaad /'ðɅnjɅbɑ:d/ (Dhan-ya-baad)”
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