Trek Name: Annapurna Region Trekking 14 Days
Trek Days: 14 Days
Total Price: $
Trek Season: Sep,Oct,Nov,Dec,Feb,April,May
Trek Package: Budget/Standard/Deluxe
Mode of Transfer: Bus/Car/Flight
Start/End of Trek: Kathmandu
Group Size: 1 - 50 Peoples
Trek Altitude: 4,200 m.
Trek Difficulty: Moderate
The Annapurna Region lies in western Nepal where most of the popular trekking routes are located. This region is the biggest rival for the Everest Region as it is also considered as one of the best treks in the world. Over 100,000 trekkers come to the Annapurna Region every year. It is because of the view and the easiness of the trekkers that the trail to reach get to this region. A pleasant 7-8 hour drive from Kathmandu takes you to Pokhara, a beautiful lakeside city perfect for adventure tourism in Nepal.
As suggested, the name of this region, Annapurna Region, comes from Mt. Annapurna. It is the centrepiece in which all treks of this region revolve. Reaching the height of 8,019m / 26,545ft, and soaring high above the clouds, it is the 10th highest peak in the world.
Also, to the west of Mt. Annapurna lies Mt. Dhaulagiri with the height of 8,167m / 26,795ft becoming the world’s 7th highest mountain in the world. Dhaulagiri got its name from the Sanskrit word which is ‘Dhawala’ meaning dazzling white beautiful. With these two colossal peaks make the Kali Gandaki river gorge, which is believed to be the deepest gorge in the world.
Talking besides the snowy beautiful high mountains, Annapurna Region much more to offer. Most treks of this region start from villages centred by fertile farmland and lush. The experience to interact with the native villagers are worth every difficulty during the trip. You can feel the warmth and great hospitality of the villagers. Most residents of these villages are ethnically Gurung and Magar. A great people who will welcome you with a big smile to their wonderful homes. As they follow Buddhism, different flags, stupas and monasteries can be found at different places of this region.
Above the fertile farmland, you can see the verdant forest in which many animals are kept. This is because Annapurna Region is the largest protected area in Nepal. Many animals can be seen due to the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). You have the chance to see various flora and fauna like deer, the Himalayan bear, snow leopard, red panda, blue sheep, Himalayan tahr and many others. You can also see the near blinding bright red coloured trees of blooming rhododendron which makes a great view.
Price Includes :-03 nights in Kathmandu & 01 night in Pokhara in 3 star standard on BB, Flight Pokhara - Ktm, during the Trek - All meals (Breakfast/lunch/dinner with teacoffee), accommodation in teahouses, a guide, ground transportation, entry permits, all necessaries for Nepalese staffs (all meals, accommodation in tea houses, equipments, insurance).
Price Excludes :-Lunch / dinner in Ktm & Pokhara stay, Any bar bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water, cold drinks), cigarettes, clients personal insurance, any kind of unforeseen expenses, sleeping bag, down jackets, airport tax (Domestic / International) emergency rescue flight & expenses if require, et
Altitude mountain sickness can affect everyone while trekking including young and healthy people and is a genuine concern in the Khumbu region. If you feel dizzy, suffer palpitations or severe headaches, return immediately to a lower altitude. Do not take altitude sickness lightly. It can be fatal! When trekking, its vital to realize that you must always hike at a pace that is convenient to your body…& not to anyone else’s, make sure you feel comfortable when trekking and listen to your body…always. These are the questions we are often asked and we hope that you will find the answers useful. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further queries.
You can get hot shower services throughout the trip. However, the higher you climb the less pleasant it will be. It’s better to be on the safe side of things.
You will only have to carry a daypack, which should be a reasonable size to carry a water bottle, sunscreen, camera, etc. Your other packs are carried by porters. Again we stress on the wisdom of always ‘travel light’.
Most of the tea houses have electricity facilities during the trekking period. You can charge your electronic devices on the trail.
You can keep your luggage and valuable items in a locker at the hotel in Kathmandu for free of charge.
The weight limit for the trek is 15 kg per guest, as it is the maximum weight that the porters can carry. It is also important to note that "hard" luggage poses a problem: soft "duffel-bags" are recommended which we provide. The lighter you are the better for the trails.
You can get your money exchanged at your hotel or we will recommend you the better place where you can get good exchanging rates. So once you are here in Kathmandu, visit us for further information.
Obtaining a Nepalese visa on arrival is easier except that you may have to spend some precious time queuing. If you get your visa in advance, you can avoid the queue. Also, don’t forget to bring cash as ATMs are not available at the airport. Note: If you are staying for more than 15 days, don’t forget to arrange a visa for 30 days.
Our airport representative and a vehicle will be waiting you at the arrival gate of the airport; in his hand will be a plaque board holding your name clearly written on the board or paper. You can’t lose us.
Yes, you can definitely change the lodge if you feel it is not in order by talking it over with your guide, provided there are other lodges with good rooms in the vicinity.
Yes, we do. If you prefer to travel independently, or with your friends, families and colleagues you are invited to choose any of the trips at a timeframe suiting your convenience. The number could range from a group of people that could be minimum 1 and maximum 100 at a time. Costs for private trips can be fixed on the basis of group size, trek area; duration and trek style, and is negotiable. We also arrange Trek for single women if required. However, if none of our fixed group departure dates work for you and you do not have anyone to accompany you; you can still be able to make your preferred trip with us. There is absolutely nothing to worry about if you wish to do a solo trip. We can assign a local professional guide, porters etc whom you could trust with your life.
Depending on any given situation, you can modify it to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of your trek completion should always coincide with the original itinerary. You should keep in mind that this is an adventure trip into some of the most remote regions on earth, where any unforeseen events may compel you to go for a change in your itinerary. In such cases, we or your guide will suggest the best alternative similar to your original itinerary.
In the event of a serious sickness or a casualty, which we surely believe will not happen; you will be rescued by a helicopter. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in the event of your having to be evacuated; please make sure that it is covered by your insurance before assigning for it or u must be prepared to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Ask your guide to arrange a runner to the nearest communication point and inform our office about the requirements of a helicopter. While asking for the helicopter, please send a name of the sick person and always give the exact location from where the helicopter can airlift you. Our guides will help you on this; do not leave your stationed point even if you are getting better once you have called in the helicopter.
Security of our clients is of foremost & vital importance for us. All our guides and other support crew are carefully chosen for your trips. Our guides hold licenses issued by the Government of Nepal. They are very honest and reliable. But we would also advise you to take care of your own personal belongings. If you are on 'camping treks' please do not leave your bags unattended at any time for your own safety. Take your main bag inside the tent once you reach campsite. At night, put all bags and belongings in the middle of the tent. Your guide assigns a Sherpa on turn wise basis to guard the campsite throughout the night. If you are on a 'Tea house or GAP trek' arrangement, you will be sleeping in a local tea house. You have to take sensible precautions yourself at all times. Never leave your baggage unattended and keep your lodge room locked when you go out. Prevention is always the best kind of cure.
The safety and well-being of our clients is our first priority. Acknowledging that there are inherent risks in all travel that can never be totally eliminated, we endeavor to minimize any risks or dangers that have the potential to lead to any more than reasonable level of physical or emotional distress for our clients, staff and partners. We aim to do this by:
Ensuring the chosen itinerary is appropriate for your group.
Seeking medical assurance from you that medical advisor prior to trekking departure to ensure all travelers are suitable for the challenge ahead.
Ensuring that our guides are all first aid trained, carries a comprehensive first-aid kit and are fully competent in handling emergency evacuation procedures.
Ensuring that our guides carry mobile or satellite phones: Mobile or satellite phone communication is available on most trekking routes which provide direct access to our company.
Providing a doctor to escort all school trekking groups and on request for charity challenges. Insisting that a complete risk assessment be provided prior travel and trek.
Requiring each client to complete and sign our risk assessment form prior to departure for a trek. Insisting that travel insurance is compulsory for all travelers and trekkers. Insurance documentation to be provided prior to any trek.
Weather in the Himalayas is difficult to predict: expect the unexpected. Nights are generally much cooler than the day. In winter (December to February) nights can be cold when the sun is out while days are beautiful and warm. Snow can fall at any time of the year. Temperatures can range from 15°C to 25°C above 5000m. It is important to stay warm and dry in any conditions – so carry sufficient gear in your pack each day.
You can enter into Nepal both by land and flight. Several Airlines have direct flights to Kathmandu from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghai, Moscow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa and Varanasi.
In City like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Nagarkot we do provide star hotel as per your request and during the trekking, we will provide tea house accommodation. A Tea House is the combination of guest house, restaurant, and social hang out. Private rooms are available in most Tea Houses, except for high altitudes ones where it will be just dormitories. The lodges are fairly basic. The rooms are spare with twin beds and very little additional furniture. Blankets are generally provided. Most bathrooms are shared and toilets can be either squat type or the western version. Most of the Tea Houses have running water facility. Many of them have hot water available for bathing at additional cost. Solar heaters depend on day’s weather. But we discourage our groups from using water heated by wood, as lack of firewood in most villages is a big environmental concern in Nepal. It is advisable to carry wet wipes as an alternative
There is a large dining room-cum-lounge, warmed by stove (an iron cylinder, fitted with a chimney duct, in which a log fire is lighted). There is normally no electric lighting in the rooms unless the village has hydroelectric power. The dining room usually has solar lighting. Most tea houses now also have electricity for charging small appliances - mobile phones and cameras - and there may be a small charge for this.
During a Tea House trek you will usually have breakfast and dinner in the Tea House; lunch will be eaten at one of the trail side restaurants. Every Tea House serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), as well as a variety of different food items, such as rice, vegetables, noodles, potatoes and soup. Some have Nepali versions of western food such as pizza, pasta and French fries. Soft drinks, snacks and beer are available in most of the Tea Houses and trail side restaurants. And of course Nepali milk tea is served everywhere.
All tea houses have boiled water for trekkers. We discourage the purchase of bottled water while on the trail. The plastic bottles are difficult to dispose off and have become an environmental problem.
Genial!! Raj se encargó de organizarnos todo el viaje desde españa. Cuando llegamos a kathmandu nos asesoró y organizó con todo el material necesário para el trek. Una vez iniciamos el trek, Raj estuvo pendiente de nosotros en todo momento, conoce el entorno y las gentes a la perfección. Es un guia estupendo, amigable y divertido. Si estais pensando en ir a Nepal, no lo dudeis Raj es una excelente elección. Volveré pronto a nepal y al himalaya y sin duda será con Raj. NAMASTE!
Un amigo y yo teníamos el sueño de viajar a Nepal, y contemplar las grandes cimas del Himalaya con nuestros propios ojos. Planificamos junto a Rajkubir, nuestro guía de Nepal Himalayan Hiker, una ruta de 15 días, que a la postre fue la aventura más inolvidable de nuestras vidas. Sufrimos, disfrutamos, reímos, lloramos, al fin y al cabo VIVIMOS el Himalaya a fondo, y todo salió perfecto gracias a nuestro experimentado y divertido guía Raj, quien vela por tu seguridad desde el primer hasta el último momento del trekking. Creo que la seguridad en un entorno tan hostil, es lo más importante, pero además Raj buscó porteadores, nos explicó la historia de las montañas y sus gentes, nos daba ánimos cuando las fuerzas flaqueaban e incluso nos invitó a conocer a su familia y comimos en su casa. Momentos inolvidables que recomiendo a cualquiera que tenga la oportunidad de vivirlos. Volveré a hacer el trekking del Annapurna y sin duda Rajkubir será mi guía.
The trek to amadablam base camp was a spectacular eight day experience. My family was so fortunate to have Raj as a guide. Having grown up in the mountains he is very knowledgeable of the area and knows all of the best tea houses, plus he is a very fun and positive person to travel with. I highly recommend this trek and Raj as a guide!
From start to finish Raj and his professional team provided an amazing experience for me and my family.
I would like to thank all of the guides and porters that made this such a nice experience. Special thanks to Rajkubir who is very friendly and a great guide.
I was initially unsure about hiring a guide, but am so so glad we did. Raj really made this trip for us - his insight and experience from working in the mountains all his life make for great stories, and knowledge of the area is staggering (Always pointing at mountains and naming first ascensionists!). His English is perfect, genuinely the best we heard in our time in Nepal (especially good when compared to some other guides!). We stayed in the best places, having great rooms as he often new the owner! Wouldn’t go with anyone else again. Thanks Raj for a perfect trip.
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