Jan 3, 2009

Annapurna & Dhaulagiri Trekking


Round Annapurna trek
Annapurna region is best described as the most happening incentive trekking destination of Nepal. The Annapurna Circuit Trek has been proved as a highly praised and spectacular trekking route in the Annapurna region since it opened to foreign trekkers in 1977. This three weeks trek starts right from Besishahar and goes along the Marshyangdi River, with great view of Manashlu and Himal Chuli tothe east. This magnificent trek leads you to the fine village inhabited by a wide diversity of people from different ethnic groups, offering spectacular and majestic view of the white Himalayas.As it continues to the north of the main Himalayan range on to the high and dry Tibetan Plateau, the scenery is equally breathtaking.

The highest point of the trek is Thorungla pass at the top of the valley at 5416m high. Due to the difficulties of crossing the pass, the circuit is usually walked in a counter clockwise direction. Traveling clockwise the longer ascent and shorter descent from west to east is too much for many peoples to manage in one day.

As we descend to the west at Muktinath from Manang, we continue to the the barren Tibetan like village of the kali Gandaki - the world's deepest gorge passes between the giant Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains. After you cross the Thorung La pass from Manang to Muktinath the final seven days of the circuit trek are the same as the Jomsom Trek from Pokhara, but in reverse.

Trekking Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu City Tour
Day 03: Kathmandu to Besi Sahar
Day 04: Besi Sahar to Baundanda (1300m)
Day 05: Baundanda to Chamje (1410m)
Day 06: Chamje to Bagarchap (2160m)
Day 07: Bagarchap to Chame (2630m)
Day 08: Chame to Pisang (3190m)
Day 09: Pisang to Manang (3540m)
Day 10: Acclimatization day in Manang
Day 11: Manang to Letdar (4250m)
Day 12: Letdar to Thorung Phedi (4420m)
Day 13: Thorung Phedi to Muktinath (3800m)
Day 14: Muktinath to Jomsom (2710m)
Day 15: Jomsom to Larjung (2560m)
Day 16: Larjung to Ghasa (2010m)
Day 17: Ghasa to Tatopani (1190m)
Day 18: Tatopani to Ghorapani (2870m)
Day 19: Ghorapani to Tadapani (2710m)
Day 20: Tadapani to Ghandruk (190m)
Day 21: Ghandruk to Nayapul (1070m)
Day 22: Nayapul to Pokhara
Day 23: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 24: Today free to discover the charm of this quaint city. Optional tours can be arranged.
Day 25: Transfer to Airport for your onward destination.

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Annapurna Base Camp(Annapurna sanctury)(ABC)trek
This is an unique trek on the foothill of the Annapurna south specially designed for those who love to enjoy the flora and fauna, panoramic view of the Himalayan range in a comfortable way including Annapurna,Fishtail and other Himalayan ranges.

This is an ideal trek best called as a classic walk right into the heart of the mountains and our gentle walk start from lowland to the outstanding high mountains with breathtaking view of the Annapurna range. The walk ends at a point where you are virtually surrounded by soaring Himalayan peaks. Once this trek was a real expedition into an uninhabited wilderness area.

The trek involves several ascents and descents but not so hard to attempt as there are several alternative routes to the sanctuary, all meeting at Chomrong.

This trek provides an excellent opportunity to experience the fasinating glimpse of rich culture, typical Nepalese lifestyle and ultimate thrill of trekking in the Himalayas at the high elevation.

Trekking Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu City Tour
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 04: Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (1540m)
Day 05: Tikhedhunga to Ghorapani (2870m)
Day 06: Ghorapani to Tadapani (2710m)
Day 07: Tadapani to Chhomrong (2210m)
Day 08: Chhomrong to Bamboo (2310m)
Day 09: Bamboo to Himalayan Hotel (2840m)
Day 10: Himalayan Hotel to Machhapuchchhre Base Camp (3700m)
Day 11: Machhapuchchhre Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m)
Day 12: Annapurna Base Camp to Himalayan Hotel
Day 13: Himalayan Hotel to Chhomrong
Day 14: Chhomrong to Ghandruk
Day 15: Ghandruk to Nayapul (1070m) to Pokhara
Day 16: Pokhara Sightseeing
Day 17: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 18: Transfer to Airport for your onward destination

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Ghorepani(Poon hill) trek

The trek to Ghorepani - Poon Hill (Pun Hill) which is located in Annapurna region, is truly called as all the best of the trekking in Nepal.

The trek offers the spectacular mountain scenery along with charming villages inhabited particularly by the Gurungs & Magars, dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurnas with the picturesque peak of Machhapuchhare (Fishtail Peak) dominating the skyline.

One of the important highlight of this trip is to make a climb on Poon Hill, possibly the most spectacular mountain scapes on Earth. When sun rises, it touches the snow-capped summits the Himalayan giants, Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m) along with a maze of other peaks, there gradually appear, just like magic that your eye could not believe.

Besides, during journey, you are rewarded by the natural beauties in your each & every footsteps.

Trekking Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu City Tour
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara (6 hours drive)
Day 04: Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (1540m)
Day 05: Tikhedhunga to Ghorapani (2870m)
Day 06: Ghorapani to Tadapani (2710m)
Day 07: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m)
Day 08: Ghandruk to Nayapul and drive to pokhara(1070m)
Day 09: Pokhara Sightseeing
Day 10: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 11: Transfer to Airport for your onward destination.

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Jomsom(muktinath)trek

The Jomsom Trek is indeed a classical trek, essentially the final third of the Annapurna Circuit,follows the Kali Gandaki Valley between the soaring peak of Annapurna & Dhaulagiri. Finally, it emerges to the north of the main Himalayan range, on the dry, desert- like Tibetan Plateau. A several days walk beyond Jomsom, takes you the final destination, Muktinath, the holy temple. This trek allows access to the high mountains of the Himalayas within a reasonable timeframe and without ascending to extreme altitude. You will then return to Pokhara by taking a flight from Jomsom.

Trekking Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu City Tour
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara (6 hours drive by car/van)
Day 04: Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (1540m)
Day 05: Tikhedhunga to Ghorapani (2870m)
Day 06: Ghorapani to Tatopani (2710m)
Day 07: Tatopani to Ghasa (2010m)
Day 08: Ghasa to Larjung (2560m)
Day 09: Larjung to Jomsom (2710m)
Day 10: Jomsom to Kagbeni (2800 m)
Day 11: Kagbeni to Muktinath (3800m)
Day 12: Muktinath to Jomsom
Day 13: Jomsom to Pokhara(25minute flight)
Day 14: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 15: Transfer to Airport for your onward destination

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Ghandrung trek:
This trek starts from the foothill of Dampus. In about 2 hour uphill walk you will reach the ridge of Dumpus. The trail continues to ascend to Pothana and cross Deorali (pass) to make gradual and long descent to Landrung. You get to see fine and panoramic view of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli throughout. After Landrung make steep descent to Modi Khola and another steep ascent about an hour (maximum) to the village of Ghandrung. Ghandrung is one of the largest villages in this area with shops, tourist lodges and government offices. Ghandrung and Landrung are Gurung villages. In those days Gurkha soldiers were mostly from these two villages. On the last day of this 3 day trek the trails from Ghandrung descends to Modi khola. You walk along the Modi khola to reach Birenthati and to Nayapul to catch waiting transport to Pokhara.

Trekking Itinerary:
Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel
Day 02 In Kathmandu, free day to explore Kathmandu own
Day 03 Travel by bus to Pokhara. Drive to Phedi. Trek to Dhumpus and to Pothana (1850m)
Day 04 Ghandrung (1940m)
Day 05 Birenthati to Nayapul (1070m). Bus to Pokhara (820m)
Day 06 In Pokhara. Free day to explore the lake and places of interest.
Day 07 Travel by bus to Kathmandu. In Kathmandu
Day 08 Transfer to airport. Depart Kathmandu
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MARDI HIMAL TREK
Mardi Himal is considered to be an ideal introduction to mountaineering in the high Himalaya, particularly if you have limited time available. No previous experience of high altitudes is necessary, as every precaution will be taken to ensure gradual and thorough acclimatization during the trek to the mountain.

Although Mardi Himal is the shortest and probably the easiest of our expeditions to Nepal, to maximize both your enjoyment and your chances of success, you need. A major benefit of Mardi Himal is the ability to climb it in a round trip of a little over 2 weeks. It therefore makes a visit to the Himalaya a real possibility for those who hitherto have not been able to find the time to join a longer expedition.

This peak is located in the east of the Modi Khola, across the valley from Hiunchuli. It is separated from Machhapuchhre ridge by a col. and usual route of ascent reaches this col (about 5,200m. /17,060 ft.) and reaches the summit via a route on its east flank. Although the mountain rises above the entrance to the Annapurna sanctuary it is not often visited. The trek reaches and then follows the Mardi Khola for 2 days before turning and climbing the ridge line for 3 more days before reaching base camp around 4,100 m. /13,451 ft.

The climb has problems with route finding and effort but little technical difficulty: the couloirs leading to the col on the East Face can present an avalanche danger with fresh snow. The climb begins by heading steeply towards the col on the connecting ridge between Mardi Himal and Machhapuchhre. High camp is usually placed just below the final steep (45 degrees) couloirs leading to the col (about 4,650 m. /15,256 ft.) From high camp, climb to the col and turn west, ascending steep snow slopes to the summit. Descend the same route.

Route : The approach to Base Camp is through a remote forested valley of bamboo and rhododendron typical of lowland Nepal. A high camp is established above Base Camp from which the route to the summit goes up a snow couloirs to the snow slopes that lead to the summit. Camps will be place en-route

Itinerary

Day 1
Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara, where you will be met and taken to your hotel. Explore Pokhara before the evening trekking briefing.
Day 2
Leave Pokhara (at 915m, 3,000ft) for a drive to the Tibetan Refuge Camp at Kaski. Then set off by foot to Suiket and in the afternoon, after an unhurried lunch, we climb from Phedi steeply up to the main trail along the ridge to Dhampus. The first night's camp at 1620m (5314 ft) is in full view of Machhappuchare.
Day 3
Dawn usually brings a spectacular sunrise with the Fishtail tuning from pink to gold and the bare rock wall of Annapurna II still in shadow. Now we start on the 'secret trail' leaving tourist, other trekkers and the villages behind. We enter an enchanting forest of birch, giant rhododendron, mountain oak, maple, hemlock and daphnie. That evening we camp in a small clearing at 2550m (8360 ft) far from the beaten trail.
Day 4
As we climb the flora changes into classic cloud forest with mosses and litchen, tree ferns and orchids. Now and then there are windows through the woods that look that look out onto the thrilling panorama, towards Hinchuli and the knife-sharp traverse towards Annapurna South. Far, far below, we can see the Modi Khola Valley leading up into the Annapurna Sanctuary. We stop climbing at lunch so as not to go too high tooo fast. The afternoon is at leisure, camped at 3400m (11020 ft) and through the forest we have mesmerising views of the ever-closer Fishtail.
Day 5
After just a short steep climb we are out of the forest, above the tree-line. A ridge, either grassy or under snow depending on the season, takes us up to our 'High Camp', which we reach at lunch. We take another afgernoon at leisure to acclimatise, at 4100m (13,550 ft). The views here are awesome. Annapurna South seems close enough to throw a rock at while Machhapuchare seems close enough to touch.
Day 6
Breakfast will be earlier than usual and with packed lunches we set off to reach our objective. Conditions being favourable we should reach up to 5,000m to 5,300m (16,400 ft to 17,400 ft) and attain our absolute goal, the crest of Mardi Himal. It's the only thing separating us from the south face of Machhpuchare, looming now just in front of us. This is the sacred mountain and permission to reach the summit is never given. The great icefields and blue glaciers of the Sanctuary Wall lie below and Annapurna I is beyond. In an are from horizon to horizon, from Dhaulagiri to the Ganesh Himal are a dozen or more glistening snow-bound giants of the Himalaya. You are standing on a spot that has been your constant aim for days, a place a time a view that is almost impossible to equal and you've earned it! Whatever our achievement, by 1pm we need to descend back to 'High Camp.
Day 7
After a relaxed breakfast we make an unhurried descent down throuth the shade of the forest and out onto the terraced fields near the Siding Village. We continue down to our camp at 1750m 95740ft) near the Mardi Khola.
Day 8
The trail from siding now follows the contour of the river valley, gradually down between the pastures and throuth Tamang and Gurung villages at 1,160m (3,800 ft).
Day 9
With just a few hours of walking we meet the road and our transport Pokhara in time for lunch. That afternoon is spent showering and relaxing, some even have enough energy to go rowing on the lake. In evening we have our End of Trek Party when the sherpas and Porters let their hair down and dance to the sound of the Madal drum.
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Royal treks
Annapurna is the most popular trek in Nepal which pass through some of the most stunningscenery in the world. Beside day hiking , long treks through happy valley deep into the heart of mountains can be made. Thakalis , Gurungs ,Magar , Manangis are the people that are found prevailing on the way.
Subtropical to alpine vegetation and climates is found changing with the elevation. Trekking in the region allows to explore through rhododendron forests over the foothills of the annapurna and Dhaulagiri and through the deepest gorge in the world, the kali Gandaki Gorge.
This region is the popular in the world. we see the lot's mountain views Annapurna south (7219M ),Annapurna I (8091M) , Annapurna II (7937M), Annapurna III , Annapurna IV, Machhapuchhre (6993M) , Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri( 8167M) Hiunchuli(6441M), Lamjung Himal (6931M) and other many more peak and mountains views.
This is the trek made famous by Prince Charles of Wales in which he traveled along this same route more or less. It is a moderately easy trek and the views of the Annapurna, Machhapuchhre and The Manaslu range will be great . you will pass through a variety of villages including Gurung, Magar, Kami, Chhetri and Brahmin. This a good trek for people who do not want to over exert themselves ( although any trek in Nepal will require some exertion!) and to walk at a slow and easy place while enjoying the scenery of the mountain and the countryside.
Itineries

Day 01: Arrival In Kathmandu.

Day 02: Sightseeing Tour In Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive To Pokhara.

Day 04: Pokhara – Vijayapur- Trek To Kalikastan.

Day 05: Kalikastan- Trek To Syanglung.

Day 06: Syanglung - Trek To Chisapani.

Day 07: Chsapani – Bagnas- Pokhara.

Day 08:Back to Kathmandu .

Day 09: In Kathmandu .

Day 10: Trip ends ! fly back home, taking with you the memory of a life time.
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Panchase treks

Panchase Trekking in the world have such a splendid variety of natural beauty as the Annapurna region. It is a rare combination of long arrays of snow-capped peaks, crystal clear lakes, turbulent rivers with deep gorges, Tibetan monasteries, hot-springs, and picturesque villages, inhabited by simple and friendly ethnic people. Being one of the best trekking route offering unique mountains view this trek is less visited by western people so virgin culture & real way of living can be experience trekking in this route.
We drive you to a beautiful city Pokhara to experience its natural beauty and the panoramic views of over 8000 meter high Mt. Annapurna , Manaslu and Dhaulagiri . Always twinkling view of Machhapuchhre (fishtail) is another attraction. The trek to Panchase hill is new destination for those who are looking for something different, less touristy and easy for walking. It is an ideal trip for those who have a short time and like to combine cultural sites of that region.
Few places in the world have such a splendid variety of natural beauty as the Annapurna region. It is a rare combination of long arrays of snow-capped peaks, crystal clear lakes, turbulent rivers with deep gorges, Tibetan monasteries, hot-springs, and picturesque villages, inhabited by simple and friendly ethnic people.


Itineries
Day 1. Pokhara/Bhumdi. (5500 feet and 3 to 4 hours walking) Start with an early morning drive to Thado Khola by way of David Falls, which takes about 7 hours. Your trekking crew will meet you in Thado Khola. After lunch, ascend towards Bhumdi village, which takes 2 and 1/2 hours. Overnight in Bhumdi with beautiful views of Ganesh Himal, Himalchuli, Manaslu, Annapurna range and Fishtail Mountain.
Day 2. Bhumdi/Bhanjyang. (7100 feet and 5 to 6 hours walking) Ascend through the forest for one hour and if the weather permits, see all the mountains mentioned on Day 1. After 3 hours, lunch then walk on a gentle trail for two hours through the forest. The trail then ascends to Bhanjyang for one and 1/2 hours. More spectacular views of the mountains and also Pokhara Bazaar and Phewa Lake.
Day 3. Bhanjyang/Chitre. (4810 feet and 6 to 7 hours walking) The trail ascends through the forest to the top of the Panchase Ridge at 8100 feet. This is the highest point on the trek. From here, view Pokhara, the Kusma Valley, all the Annapurna Range and the peak of Dhaulagari. The trail; ascends steeply through pastures and scattered forest top the village of Chitre for overnight.
Day 4. Chitre/Birethanti. (3400 feet and 4 to 5 hours walking) Trek through scattered villages for about two hours to the village of Thamarjung for lunch. Then an easy walk for two and 1/2 hours to reach Birethati. Camp at the school ground.
Day 5. Birethanti/Ghandrung. (4 to 5 hours walking) An easy walk for one and 1/2 hours to Seuli Bazaar then ascend for about two and 1/2 hours to Ghandrung for overnight.
Day 6. Ghandrung. Spend the day at leisure in Ghandrung

Day 7. Ghandrung/Pothana. 5600 feet and 5 to 6 hours walking) Today the trail descends to Modi Khola where you cross the suspension bridge and ascend to Landrung village. Annapurna and Machapuchhre are clearly visible from the trail. Continue through scattered woods and then ascend steeply for one hour. Climb for two hours to Deurali where again you have excellent views of the Western Nepal Mountains. The trail then descends gradually to Pothana for overnight.


Day 8. Pothana/Phedi/Pokhara. After breakfast a one hour walk to Damphus, then an easy one and 1/2 hour walk along the ridge passing villages and paddy fields to Phedi. From here, you will drive for half an hour back to Pokhara.
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Upper mustang trek
Mustang is an ancient Himalayan Kingdom which lies in the northern central part of Nepal and at the top of the Kaligandaki River. Upper Mustang consists of two distinct regions: the southern part and the northern where the languages, culture and traditions are alike to those of the Tibetan people. This area is consider as one of the most interesting and picturesque places in Nepal. The whole area has an isolated and mystical feel to it, enchanting and inspiring visitors to this region.

The trek to Lo- Manthang is through high altitude desert country climbing in and out of the huge sided valley of the Kali Gandaki. In places the gorge which the Kali Gandaki River runs through is the deepest in the world. This region is full of some of Nepal’s oldest Buddhist Monasteries, ancient and isolated villages with quaint white washed houses.

Trekking Itinerary:

Day 01: After your arrival in Kathmandu, transfer you to your hotel in the heart of Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel
Day 02: Full Day Kathmandu sight seeing Tour: You will visit many Buddhist and Hindu temples which reflect the local culture and tradition of Nepalese society including the World Heritage sites such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhu Stupa (Monkey Temple), Bouddhanath, Pathupatinath Temple and Patan Darbar Square. Overnight at Kathmandu
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara (30 minutes flight or 6 hours drive as your prefer)
Day 04: Pokhara to Jomsom (25 minutes flight) and trek to Kagbeni (2810m)
Day 05: Kagbeni to Chele (3100m)
Day 06: Chele to Geling (3570m)
Day 07: Geling to Charang (3560m)
Day 08: Charang to Lo Manthang (3840m)
Day 09: In Lo Mathang
Day 10: Trip around Lo Manthang
Day 11: Lo Manthang to Drakmar (3820m)
Day 12: Drakmar to Shyangmochen
Day 13: Shyangmochen to Chhuksang
Day 14: Trek back to Kagbeni
Day 15: Trek back to Jomsom.
Day 16: Flight back to Pokhara.
Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu or Fly.
Day 18: Fly to your own Destination
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Dhaulagiri Trekking
A trek around Dhaulagiri (8,167 meters), the 7th highest peak in the world, sited in the western part of Nepal is considered as a challenging and most rewarding trek around the inspiring Dhaulagiri massif. This isolated trekking offers amazing natural scenery, evergreen forest blossoming with rhododendron combined with native warm hearted people and their heady mixture of unique culture.

The popular and challenging high mountain passes in this area includes French Pass (5,360 meters) and Dhampus Pass (5,182 meters). Trekking trail passes through forests full of ferns, oak, juniper and into the high provinces, making over snow and glaciers. Further, it circuits around the Dhaulagiri massif, displaying the beauty and wilderness of Nepal’s remote area, which truly is an adventure to any trekking enthusiast. This is a beautiful all round trek that incorporates the best of what Nepal has to offer while being off the beaten track.


ITINERARY
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly or drive to Pokhara
Day 04: Drive to Beni (850m) and start trek
Day 05: Trek to Singa Bazar
Day 06: Trek to Takum
Day 07: Trek to Muri (1,850m)
Day 08: Trek to Boghara (2080 m)
Day 09: Trek to Dobang (2250m)
Day 10: Trek to Italian Base Camp (3800m)
Day 11: Rest day
Day 12: Trek to “Midway Camp” (4500m)
Day 13: Rest day
Day 14: Trek to Classic Base Camp (5000m)
Day 15: Rest day
Day 16: Trek across the French Col (5,100 m) to camp below Dhampus Pass (5200m)
Day 17: Rest day but possibility to climb Dhampus peak
Day 18: Trek across Dhampus pass (5200m) to Alubari
Day 19: Trek to Marpha (2665m)
Day 20: Trek to Lete (2470m)
Day 21: Trek to Tatopani (1160m)
Day 22: Trek to Ghorepani (2775m)
Day 23: Trek to Birethanti (1050m) and drive to Pokhara
Day 24: Fly or drive to Kathmandu
Day 25: In Kathmandu
Day 26: Depart Kathmandu
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