Short trek out of annapurna region

Short trek out of annapurna region

Annapurna area is the most popular trekking region in Nepal, every year visited by 70 percent of trekkers, and for good reason. the deep valleys and high mountains encircling the giant Annapurna himal embrace a wide range of peoples and terrains, from subtropical jungle to a geographic extension of high, dry , Tibetan Plateau. The scenery is superb mix of lush vegetation, mountain peaks and an endlessly changing procession of people.

Flora and Fauna
As can be imagined, the range of geographical and climatic regions has led to a diverse variety of flora and fauna within the Annapurna region. Both Pokhara and Besishahar are below 1000 meter elevation and their climate is quiet tropical. These parts of area are heavily cultivated and the landscape, therefore, largely consists of terraced paddy fields for most of the year. The area is also famous for its winter crops of oranges, which can be purchased fresh from the trees along the trails in the foothills. As you progress higher up into the hills the natural vegetation changes from the tropical species to more temperate stands of forest trees including oak, beech and rhododendron. These finally give way to coniferous forests of pine and, ultimately, juniper just below the tree line. In the rain shadow, to the north of the mountains, the landscape is quite barren being an extension south of the Tibetan plateau. Here there are only stunted bushes and shrubs except for close to the rivers where irrigated cropping is possible.

Native animals to be seen include many birds the most obvious being the pika, blue sheep and Himalayan Tahr.

People and culture
The most prominent ethnic groups in the Annapurna region are the Gurung, the Thakali and the Manangba. The Gurungs are the most widely distributed being found from the hills of Gorkha district to as far west as Palpa. There heartland, however, is centered on the hills and valleys between the Marsyandi river and the kali Gandaki. The Thakali come from the upper kali Gandaki valley around Jomsom where their traditional farming has being supplemented by trade and, in particular, hotel and restaurant businesses. The Manangba are found in the upper reaches of the Marsyandi River and are in many ways similar to the Gurungs to whom they are possibly related. They are skilled traders and trace their roots back to Tibet.

Religiously, the Manangba and the Gurungs of the upper hills is Buddhist with traces of their ancient, shamanistic faith still apparent. The communities live further south are predominantly Hindu.

All of the communities, particularly the Gurungs are famed for their cultural performances, which are easily seen while trekking in the region. Many villages along the trails will arrange performances for trekkers during the main seasons.

Trip Facts

Duration: 12 Day(s)

Trip Grade: Moderate

Trekking Destination:: Short trek out of annapurna region

Group Size:: 01-07 pax

Highest Altitude on Trek:: 3210m

Transportation:: by tourist bus

Type of Tour:: Tea house trek

Seasons: all the year

Trip Cost :: $475

Day 1 : Arrival and Transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2 : Free day in Kathmandu or self sightseeing tour around kathmandu valley (option are) Swpambhunath (Monkey Temple), Boudhanath Stupa, Pasupatinath Hindu Temple, Patan Durbar square

Day 3 : By bus to Pokhara. the bus journey will take 6 to 7 hrs. Overnight in hotel

Day 4 : By private transport to Nayapul then by trek to Tirkhedhunga(1577m) or to Ulleri village (2070m) 5-6 hrs of trek

Day 5 : Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani(2850m) 6-7 hrs of trek

Day 6 : Ghorepani/ Poon hill to Tadapani(2650m) 6-7 hrs of trek

Day 7 : Tadapani to Ghandruk village(1940m) 4-5 hrs of trek

Day 8 : Ghandruk/ Nyapul to Pokhara 5 hrs of trek

Day 9 : Free day in Pokhara or self visiting around (option are) Sarangkot, Fewa lake, Mahendra cave, Seti Gorge, Museum, Bindubasini Hindu Temple, Tibetain refugee camp, Gupteshor Temple, Devi’s Fall, Barahi Temple

Day 10 : Drive back to Kathmandu. The bus journey will take approximately 7-8 hours

Day 11 : Free day in Kathmandu or self sightseeing tour around kathmandu valley (option are) Bhaktapur Durbar square, Chagu Narayan Temple

Day 12 : Tour ends (Departure for onward destination)

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Cost Include(s)

Package price Includes:
A)Airport Pickup and Drop by private Transport (Only forInternational flight)
B)All the ground Transportation by regular tourist bus ( Kathmandu to Pokhara, Pokhara to  Kathmandu)
C)All the Trekking transfer by private transport (toTrekking starting point, Trekking  ending point to Pokhara
D)4 night hotel in Kathmandu at tourist standard hotel with bed and Breakfast (Centrally located, attach bathroom, hot and cold shower)
E)3 night hotel in Pokhara at tourist standard hotel with bed and Breakfast (Centrally located, attach bath room, Hot and cold shower)
F)4 nights 5days trekking in lodges  (Lodges are Simple but clean enough and has a hot and cold shower)
G)Annapurna National Park Permit and TIMS card (We need two photograph each for permit)
H)One experience trekking guide (trained by Ministry of tourism), one trekking  porter between every 2 clients (Our trekking porter he will carry maximum 24 k.g.) and their meals,Acomodation, transportation, salary/insurance and their equipments are included in price
I)Trekking Map for Annapurna region
J)Sleeping bag for trekking
K)All the govt tax


Cost Exclude(s)

Package Price Excludes
A)Personal bar bill, travel insurance/International airfare/Domestic airfare.
B)Items of personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, tips etc.
C)Nepal entry visa fee US$ 40 (duration 30 days from date of issue)- Available at Royal Nepalese Embassies and Royal Nepalese Consulates abroad or on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
D)Sightseeing  tour and All the entrance fees of temple in Kathmandu and Pokhara valley.
E)All the meals during the trek ( Allow US$ 125 per person  for trekking )
F)Tips for trekking guide and trekking porter


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