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Trek type: Camping
Trek Grade: Moderate with some challenging sections
Duration: 20 days (12 days trekking)
Activities: Trekking, camping, sightseeing, rock-climbing (option)
Best time to go: March/April & October/November/December
Departure dates: By arrangement.

 

The trail traversed on this trip pioneers new routes away from the busy teahouse trails and offers some of the best walking in the Annapurnas. It includes the Pokhara Valley with its panoramic views of MachhapuchharMount Dhaulagirie (Fish Tail) and the Annapurna massif, picturesque Gurung villages of the hills and the rhododendron forested ridge lines that provide stunning vantage points for views of the highest peaks. The views from Kopra Ridge are spectacular, taking you close to the peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri with the unique view of the deepest gorge in the world (7000m) and the opportunity to visit the sacred lake of Khaire high up near the base of Annapurna. We travel from Kathmandu to Pokhara by bus, a 200km journey that takes us about 7 hrs. There will be a number of stops on the way with ample time to take photographs etc. A lunch stop is made along the way and a packed lunch will be provided.The Annapurna/Dhaulagiri Trek will appeal to those trekkers who wish to experience the diversity of Nepal with the varied village life of diverse ethnic groups, walking through lush forests and the beauty of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. We achieve these highlights while staying predominantly at low altitudes where the temperature.

The trek pace is relaxed to ensure that the trek is comfortably achievable by trekkers of average fitness for their age, but as you would expect, there are some steep uphill sections and narrow tracks. The optional day's trek to Lake Kaire is a long and strenuous one with the possibility of having to cross over frozen mountain rivers. Those who take this side trip, however, have found it to be most rewarding both for its views and spirituality.

Itinerary

Day 01 : Trip commences in Kathmandu , introductions and formalities, Height :  1336m

Day 02 : Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley ,

Day 03 : Leave Kathmandu for Phokara by bus, Height : 915m

Day 04 : Dhampus, Height :  1900m

Day 05 : Langdrung, Height :  1900m

Day 06 : Gangdrung, Height :  2050m

Day 07 : Tadapani, Height :  2650m

Day 08 : Dobato, Height :  3420m

Day 09 : Chistibung, Height :  3150m

Day 10 : Kopra Ridge, Height :  3880m

Day 11 : Rest day at Kopra Ridge with optional walk to Lake Khaire (4500m) - 10 - 12 hr walk , Height :  3880m

Day 12 : Saultha/Chitre, Height :  2400m

Day 13 : Pul Bar, Height :  2570m

Day 14 : Lespar, Height :  2000m

Day 15 : Nya Pul , Height :  1100m

Day 16 : Pokhara by bus - lunch at Pokhara, afternoon free. Height : 915m

Day 17 : Day of leisure at Pokhara

Day 18 : Kathmandu by bus

Day 19 : Day in Kathmandu -sightseeing/shopping/rock-climbing (option)

Day 20 : Trip concludes in Kathmandu

Cost ???

Cost included : Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (as per itinerary, 3 star rating standard, B&B, twin share basis), airport transfers, full compliment of trekking crew, all meals while on trek, all necessary camping gear (including sleeping bag, down jacket), overland transportation, National Park Fees , trekking crew insurance, emergency first aid kit. One day city tour in Kathmandu valley.

Cost not included : Extra hotel expenses, single room supplement where requested, any personal expenses (bottled soft drinks, telephone charges, video/camera fees, etc.), domestic and international airfares, medical costs (except medical attention given by trek leader), rescue charges, tips for crew (typically around NRp100 per trekking day), airport departure tax (currently NRp1100 for international destinations), Visas and visa extension costs, lunch and evening meals while in Kathmandu (except Namaste meal on first night)

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