This is an ideal luxury trek that winds around high quality lodges situated in the Annapurna foothills. This tour also comprises of sightseeing and cultural exploration of Kathmandu valley.
This is an ideal luxury trek that winds around high quality lodges situated in the Annapurna foothills. This tour also comprises of sightseeing and cultural exploration of Kathmandu valley. The trek goes through varied topographical circumstances, introduces us to diverse cultural practices and offers the unsurpassed scenic beauty. The trip too can be extended, extension options include rafting trip on Seti River or explore the wilderness of Bardia or Chitwan National Park.
The trek begins with a short sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley before flying through the Himalayas to Pokhara. The trek goes between the lodges through the rural landscape set in the lap of Himalayas like Machhapuchhare and Annapurna.
The lodges will have comfortable lounges, exquisite suite bedrooms, hot running water, western style toilets and electricity such that the trek becomes comfortable. After completing the trek we will spend a night in Pokhara enjoying the delightful surrounding. We will end our tour in the medieval Newari town of Bhaktapur, where we will witness the traditional richness and fine artisan work.
Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel/welcome dinner (1,300m)
Kathmandu- Trek preparation and cultural sightseeing tour
Fly to Pokhara (940m), afternoon at leisure/Explore Lake City.
Trek to Sanctuary Lodge, Birethanti (1,100m) - 3 hours walking.
Trek to Himalaya Lodge, Ghandrung (1,940m) - 5 to 6 hours walking.
Day hike from the Himalaya Lodge.
Trek to Gurung Lodge, Majgaun (1,400m) - 5 to 6 hours walking.
Trek to Basanta Lodge, Dhampus (1,554m) - 5 hours walking.
Trek to Phedi and drive to Pokhara - 1 ½ hours walking.
Fly back to Kathmandu/free day or shopping.
At leisure in Kathmandu/farewell dinner at typical Nepalese restaurant.
Transfer to airport for your onward flight home sweet home.
Please Note: On our tours/trek packages, rooms or tents are provided on a twin sharing basis. A single person supplement charge will be added. This is waived for certain treks. Please discuss this with us. Occasionally, we can match you with a compatible partner for trekking purposes with your approval.
Altitude Sickness: The main and common risk while trekking above about 2500m is Altitude sickness. Altitude sickness is caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. The available amount of oxygen to sustain mental and physical alertness decreases with altitude. Available oxygen drops as the air density itself, the number of molecules (of both oxygen and nitrogen) per given volume, drops as altitude increases. So don’t ignore, if you have any symptoms then descending to a lower altitude is the only option.
Water: Have some means to purify water, iodine or a fine ceramic filter are the best options. The streams should be considered polluted and whilst bottled water is often available, the disposal of plastic bottles is a problem.
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.
Visa Facility Duration Fee
Multiple entry 15 days US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
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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