Annapurna Base camp Trekking

This fabulous trekking to Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is great combination of mountains and hilly region. Trexmount Ventures has designed this itinerary to explore the varieties of Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is great combination of mountains and hilly region. Trexmount Ventures has designed this itinerary to explore the varieties of experience in a single trip.experience in a single trip. 

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking offers magnificent grandeur views of Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545ft) Annapurna South (7,219m-23,684ft), Gangapurna (7,455m-24,459ft) and Annapurna III (7,555m-24,787ft) Mt. Machhapuchhre ‘Fish-Tail’ 6,997 m and beyond east worlds 8th highest Mt. Manaslu 8,163 m and the wide range of world’s 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,167 meters with adjoining Nilgiris and Tukuche peaks.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking starts and concludes from picturesque Pokhara valley one of the main touristic spot in all Himalaya, where the mountains reflects on its tranquil Phewa and Begnas lakes, walk leads to high mid green mid hills villages inhabited by Gurung and Pun, Magar tribes, traditionally a farmer and cattle herders and renown as Gorkha soldiers also in British and Indian battalion, the walk leads through enchanting forest of rhododendron, oaks, pines and fir tree lines with great contrast over the high snow capped peaks, superb views during the trek and once on top of Pun Hill above Ghorepani breathtaking sweeping panorama from Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Lamjung to Manaslu mountain range with stunning sunrise over the snow capped peaks, after Ghorepani and Pun Hill trek leads in the Annapurna Base Camp and Sanctuary where you will be surrounded by tall mountains with amazing experience of a lifetime, Annapurna Sanctuary was 1st explored by Col Jimmy Edward and Mike Cheney in the early 1960's and christened this unique place as the Sanctuary, ‘the place of the Gods and nature spirits’. This is the only trek that follows the river Modi upstream all the way to its source at Annapurna base camp and to its massive glaciers. After a marvelous time in the high green hill and within tall mountains and then heading back to Pokhara via an alternative route with few ups and more downhill’s through farms lands and terraces, rural villages with ever present snow capped mountain views all the way to Pokhara.

Itinerary

Day 01:   Arrive at Kathmandu and our representative will transfer you to respective hotels. 
Day 02:   Kathmandu free day for trek preparations or Sightseeing tour around kathmandu valley, pay locally.
Day 03: Drive or fly to Pokhara (950 m-3,116 ft) (35 mins flight & 6 hrs drive)
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul (1,100 m-3,608 ft) and trek to Tirkhedhuga (1,450 m-4,757 ft).        
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2,874 m-9,429 ft) – 05 hrs.
Day 06: Morning hike to Pun-Hill and trek to Tadapani (2,721 m-8,927 ft) – 05 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Chomrong (1,951m-6,400 ft) – 06 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Dovan (2,130 m-6,988 ft) via Bamboo (2,050 m-6,725 ft) – 06 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3,720 m-12,204 ft) – 06 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,095 m-13,435 ft) – 04 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Bamboo (2,050 m-6,725 ft) – 06 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Jhinu danda with hot spring (1,700 m-5,577 ft) – 06 hours.
Day 13: Trek to Potana (1,900 m-6,233 ft) – 05 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Kande (1,460 m-4,790 ft) and drive to Pokhara.
Day 15: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu afternoon free at leisure.
Day 16: Departure from Nepal.

Itinerary Detail

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Our representative will come to the airport for transfer to the Hotel. After some refreshment in the hotel, Our Tour leader will make pre departure meeting in the Hotel or at our office. The meeting will cover trip related information & the collecting your Documents (passport copy, 2 passport size photos, Travel insurance).

Day 02: Kathmandu: Free day or City Sightseeing (pay Locally for sightseeing)
After morning breakfast, free day for trek preparation. OR, you can do sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with visiting into fascinating heritage and cultural sites. There are few places that are worth to visit such as holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Durbar Square ( One is in Kathmandu, in patan and also in Bhaktapur), Museum,  monasteries, old historical Palaces and Gardens. Note:  this tour is optional so you can visit with place of your interest & pay locally.

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (950m-3,116 ft)- 06 hrs journey distance 220 k.m.
As time set by our guide who accompanies you throughout this trip, depart from the hotel for an interesting drive on the busy road towards scenic Pokhara the drive leads through Himalayan foothills and green valley’s till Pokhara is reached for overnight stop in the comfort of excellent hotels by the lake Phewa with time for walks around the lake side.

(For people with flying option 30 minutes of scenic flight to Pokhara).

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul (1,100 m-3,608 ft) and trek to Tirkhedhuga (1,450 m-4,757 ft). 
Morning after breakfast depart for the marvelous trekking a drive of few hours reaches to Nayapul on the Pokhara / Beni highway, the starting and ending point of many treks of this region, walk leads through the villages and farm fields following the Modi river to reach at Bhirethati one of the most charming villages of this area, walk continues following the old Trans Himalayan Salt Trade Route on the gradual climb on steps passing several farm villages on reaching at Hille, walk gets better on the gradual winding path and with the last climb to Tirkhedhunga village for overnight stop in the comfort of nice lodge with views of striking waterfalls, a small village mainly inhabited by Gurung tribe, famous as Gorkha soldiers overseas, besides being in the army they are farmers and Sheppard’s of Tibetan Buddhist religion.

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2,874 m-9,429 ft) – 05 hrs.
After the first day trek, morning leads to a steep climb on stone steps all the way to a large Ulleri village with views of Annapurna South, Huinchuli and Machhapuchhre peaks, from Bhanthati walk gets gentle the route leads through enchanting cool forest lined with rhododendron, oaks, magnolia and pine trees, however the uphill climb continues to reach at Ghorepani village, from here a short climb to the top of Ghorepani at Deurali for overnight stop in the comfort of nice lodge with marvelous views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiris, Annapurna Himal range of mountains with Vara-Shikar or Annapurna Fang, this nice village perched on the high spot in the middle of old Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade Route which leads all the way to Upper Mustang and beyond to Tibet the people of this village are Pun of Magar tribe, this place is widely popular for an hour hike to Pun Hill a spectacular view point offering superb wide angle panorama of world’s three highest mountain range with stunning sunrise and sunset views.

Day 06: Morning hike to Pun-Hill and to Tadapani (2,721m-8,927 ft) – 05 hrs. 
Starting early our morning walk up to Pun-Hill at 3,190m leading through beautiful rhododendron and pine woodlands with impressive views of surrounding rolling green hills and snow capped peaks, on reaching at Pun Hill marvel the fantastic
panorama with sunrise views over Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu to Annapurna and as far to Ganesh Himal in the far eastern horizon including the majestic
Mt. Machhapuchhre “The Fish Tail” one of the most respected and unclimbed peak, after a wonderful time at Pun hill descend back to Ghorepani for breakfast and continue walk on the scenic trail toTadapani, walk reaches another high hill with more views of snow capped mountains and back into enchanting woodland a paradise for naturalist and botanical people, after a downhill walk and with last short climb towards overnight stop at Tadapani a fabulous spot with great views of Annapurna South, Huinchuli, Fish Tail and A II and A IV.

Day 07: Trek to Chomrong (1,951 m-6,400 ft)- 06 hours.
From Tadapani walk leads downhill through enchanting forest of rhododendron, pines and oaks tree lines and then reaching a small village of Gurjong near Kimrong river valley, from here a steep uphill for few hours all the way to the top of Chomrong village, a short downhill walk to the overnight stop at Chomrong village, the last permanent village for few days and the gateway to Annapurna Sanctuary.

Day 08: Trek to Dovan (2,130 m-6988 ft) via Bamboo (2,050 m-6,725 ft) – 06 hours.
Our morning walk leads downhill to Chomrong khola (stream) and then with uphill climb most of the way towards Sinwa danda with couple nice lodges, with a break here overlooking tremendous views of surrounding landscapes and rolling green hills, walk leads through serene forest of rhododendron, pines, oaks, magnolia and pine trees on the winding up and down path, after an hour of good walk descend towards a small place called Bamboo with 5-6 lodges by the river Modi located in a gorge, from here walking into bamboo groove and cool shade of forest to reach our overnight halt at Dovan with few lodges by the river Modi located in the midst of tree lines.

Day 09: Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3,720m-12,205 ft) – 06 hrs.
After a wonderful stop here, morning walk leads in the cool shade of forest with steep ups towards Hinko area, beneath the Huinchuli peak an amazing spot with a huge cave of overhanging rock, from here a short downhill to Himalaya Hotel area for short break and refreshment, and then continue walk on the downhill path to reach by the raging Modi river, and then crossing a small stream with short steep uphill walk to Deurali the last place with lodges before Machhapuchhre Base Camp.

From this place on wards tree lines disappears with some high altitude alpine bush and shrubs, walk follows the river up streams with few ups and down and with some gradual path, and then on the path that climbs all the way to Maccahapuchare Base Camp for overnight stop, an amazing spot just beneath the towering Mt. Maccahapuchare North West Face, from here Annapurna Sanctuary starts, overnight in nice and cozy lodges with great views of Fish Tail peak and towards North West Mt. Annapurna, Huinchuli and Annapurna South.

Day 10: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4, 095m -13,435 ft) 04 hours.
With great views in the morning, today’s walk is for few hours to reach at Annapurna Base Camp our main highlights of this adventure and the highest point of this trek at 4,095 meters, walk starts with a gentle climb on the grassy slopes for an hour and then on the gradual winding trail most of the way with awesome panorama of peaks that surrounds this amazing place, after few hours of good walk reaching our goal at Annapurna Base Camp with mind blowing scenery of massive snow capped mountains and the glacier from Annapurna, Vara Shikar and Gangapurna mountains, afternoon free at leisure for short hikes or just relax and marvel the outstanding views.

Day 11: Trek to Bamboo (2,050 m-6,725 ft) – 06 hours.
After an enjoyable time and great feeling to be here in the country of mountains and its spirit, return walk leads back on the same path to Bamboo and back to tree lines following the river Modi downstream

Day 12: Trek to Jhinu danda (1,700m-5,577 ft) via Chomrong (2,100m-6,889 ft) – 06 hours.
Today’s walk leads on the same route till Chomrong for lunch time, after a nice break here a steep up to the top of Chomrong village, where our walk leads on the alternative trail with more downhill to reach at Jhimu danda ridge with 6-8 lodges, this place with hot spring located just 30 minutes descend by the river Modi, where you will have ample time to enjoy it.

Day 13: Trek to Pothana (1, 900 m-6,233 ft) – 05 hrs.
With great time at Jhinu and the hot spring morning walk begins with downhill on the stone steps and then into a cool shade of forest passing several farm villages and hamlets reaching at New Bridge or Nayapul, from here crossing a long suspension bridge over Modi River and on the warm areas with paddy terraces, walk gets easier and with short uphill climb to reach another large village at Landruk, after a short rest here walk is more or less gradual on the winding path with few ups along the way passing several nice villages of Tolka and Bheda Kharka, and then 45 minutes climb in the shade of cool forest to Deurali at 2,150 meters high with great views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Huinchuli, Mt. Machhapuchhre and of Gandruk village towards west. From Deurali an enjoyable walk through forest with superb views of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Manaslu all the way to Pothana village for overnight stop with fantastic views of Mt. Machhapuchhre at close distance.

Day 14: Trek to Kande and drive to Pokhara.
Today the last walk of this adventure, morning walk leads to a short climb through cool forest to reach at Thulo Kharka also called Australian Camp a magnificent place located on a large meadows with parallel views of Annapurna and Manaslu range of mountains, from here an hour walk downhill leads to a road head at Pokhara / Beni highway for an hour drive back to Pokhara after a memorable and fascinating trek to Annapurna Sanctuary & Pun Hill, afternoon in Pokhara with free time for individual activities around this beautiful place by the lake Phewa.

Day 15: Drive back to Kathmandu.
With great time up in the high hill, villages and at scenic Pokhara morning transfer for an interesting drive back to Kathmandu, after a wonderful experience up in the high green hill and mountains of Annapurna, on reaching Kathmandu transfer to respective hotels with afternoon free at leisure.

(For those who wish to fly to Kathmandu transfer to Pokhara airport with 30 minutes of scenic flight to Kathmandu).

Day 16: Departure:
Breakfast in the Hotel, Transfer to Tribhuvan International airport for  departure towards your next destination.

Includes and Excludes

Price Option 1: USD 720 Per Person.
Includes:
Transport: 

–        Airport Pick up and drops Transfer.
–        Private Ground transportation as per itinerary
Accommodations:
 –       3 Star Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu & Pokhara with Breakfast.
–        Private room during the trekking (Tea House section).
Food: 
–       Breakfast in the Hotel while at Kathmandu & Pokhara.

Permit:
–        Annapurna conservation entry permits.
–        TIMS Permit.
Staffs: 
–        An experience guide and required number of porters (one porter in between two pax), their food, accommodation, transportation, salary, insurance, and equipments.
Equipments:
–        Warm sleeping bag, warm down jacket and walking stick, if necessary.
–        Trek bag

Excludes:
–        Meals as Mention in the inclusive list.
–        Tips to staff or any donations.
–        Temple and monastery entry fee, & entry fees while sightseeing in kathmandu & Pokhara.
–        Your travel insurance, Medical and emergency evacuation (Just in case).
–        All types of drinks (such as Hot & cold drinks, Mineral water and alcoholic drinks).
–        All personal expenses which is not mention into the price inclusion.

Price Option 2: USD 1080 Per Person
Includes:
Transport: 

–        Airport Pick up and drop transfer by car, van or bus depend on group size.
–        Private Ground transportation as per itinerary
Accommodations:
 –       3 Star Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu & Pokhara with Breakfast.
–        Private room during the trekking (Tea House section).
Food: 
–       Breakfast in the Hotel while at Kathmandu & Pokhara. And Meal on full boards basis (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.

Permit:
–        Annapurna conservation entry permits.
–        TIMS Permit.
Staffs: 
–        An experience guide and required number of porters (one porter in between two pax), their food, accommodation, transportation, salary, insurance, and equipments.
Equipments:
–        Warm sleeping bag, warm down jacket and walking stick, if necessary.
–        Trek bag

Excludes:
–        Meals as Mention in the inclusive list.
–        Tips to staff or any donations.
–        Temple and monastery entry fee, & entry fees while sightseeing in kathmandu & Pokhara.
–        Your travel insurance, Medical and emergency evacuation (Just in case).
–        All types of drinks (such as Hot & cold drinks, Mineral water and alcoholic drinks).
–        All personal expenses which is not mention into the price inclusion.

Equipments and Packing

EQUIPMENT: Since you are traveling here and there and through the country side, consider carrying warm, lightweight, hand-washable and quick-drying clothes.

FOOT WEAR:
Trekking Boots (One Pair), Light Soaks (3 Pairs), Thick Socks (4 pairs), Camp Shoes (1 pair), and Sandals (1 pair).

CLOTHING:
Warm Cotton Trousers (2 pairs), Fleece Jacket or Pullover (1), Down or Fiber Filled Waterproof Jacket and Trousers (1), Shirts and T-Shirts (4 pieces), Long Under Wear (2 pieces), Lightweight Cotton Long Pants, Short Under Wear (4 pieces), Sunglasses (1), Sun Hat or Scarf (1) and Woolen Hat (1), Lightweight Gloves (1), Heavyweight Gloves or Mittens With a Waterproof (1), Rain Coat (1).

OTHER EQUIPMENT:
Daypack (1), Down Jacket (1), Sleeping Bag (4 seasons-1), Water Bottle (1), Sunglasses, Flashlight with Spare Bulbs, Sun Cream, Batteriesm Gaiters, Lip Salve.

OPTIONAL:
Toilet Articles, Insect Repellent, Notebook and Pen, Laundry Soap, Toilet Roll, Pocket Knife, Binoculars, Sewing Kit, Soap, Camera, GPS, Cards and Personal Medical Kit and items of your personal interest.

Note: 
If you are wearing glasses, it is advisable to bring a spare pair. If you wear contact lenses you may find that climatic changes and dust can create visual irritation, therefore, it is advisable to bring a pair of glasses.

For Water Purification: You should not drink the water from the tap in Nepal because of bacteria. You can either use water purification or buy the bottle of water. Now a days, some people are bringing their own water filter which is very impressive & useful.
Bottled mineral water and boiled water are available for purchase throughout Trekking.  However, water purification tablets or your own filter can be useful with your interest.

  • Steripen
  • Water filter
  • Iodine or chlorine dioxide purification tablets

Checklist for Documents:
The Following documents listed below are a must and should be with you at all times.

  • Valid Passport
  • Medical Insurance card(s)
  • Address book | Our Company contact details (for any emergency)
  • Flight tickets (e-tickets).
  • Passport size photos ( At least 4)

Note: We do recommend you to make copies of passport, visas, permits, airline tickets/schedule and so on. Leave a copy with someone at home and put a copy in a separate place in your luggage.

 

Trip Map

Trip Fact

Arriving in Nepal & Transfers:  Before you depart for Nepal please send us your flight details so that we can arrange a complementary transport from the airport to the hotel in Kathmandu. Our staff and representative will have a sign-board with “Trexmount Ventures”, please look for it when reaching outside the main terminal. Please note our phone numbers if in-case of flight delay and change in time & schedule or if you don’t see our Sign Board on your arrival in case of emergency:
Please notify on these + 977- 1- 4701237, 4701238, 4701239 or Cell: 9851058054

Please be aware of hawkers at the airport will try to carry your bags for you and direct you to specific guesthouses.  Please carry your own luggage and don’t give any money who ever asks for it. Luggage

Standard commercial airline baggage restrictions apply. Usually this is 20 kg for economy passengers and one piece of carry-on luggage. It is advisable to check with your airline before traveling.

Passport: Your passport is a valuable document and you should exercise extreme care in keeping it safe. We recommend that you keep your passport on you at all times, preferably in a money belt that is worn under your clothing. We advise that you take copies of relevant pages in your passport and any visas that you may purchase in case of loss or damage. Your tour leader will require your passport details at the pre-departure meeting. Again, we recommend that you have a photocopy of your passport details, kept separate. Your passport must be valid for six months after the END of your tour, and must have one blank page for each country to be visited.

Visa Requirements: You can either processed tourist visas from any Nepalese Embassy or via the web or you upon arrival in Nepal. Please note that once the visa is issued, it may not be amended or re-validated and visa fees will not be refunded. USD cash or Visa and Master Card credit cards are accepted for visa fees. Visitors who wanted to get tourist visa at arrival, they can obtain into following arrival points in Nepal:
Tribhubhan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu| Kodari| Kakarbhitta| Birgunj| Belhiya Bhairahawa | Nepalgunj |Dhangadi | Mahendranagar.

REQUIREMENTS for Visa is as following:
Valid Passport (with a validity of a minimum period of six months) duly completed Visa application form.
Visa fees easier to be paid in cash.
Visa fees at arrival points in Nepal: Visa for 15 days = $25, For 30 days = $40, For 90 days = $100.
Please also note that: Nationals of the following countries must apply for a tourist visa through Nepalese Embassies as they do not get visas on arrival at the entry points of Nepal.

Note: Nigeria | Ghana | Zimbabwe | Swaziland | Cameroon | Somalia | Liberia| Ethiopia| Iraq| Palestine and Afghanistan’s Travel Document holders (Passport holder) should apply for a tourist visa at the Nepalese Embassy. Entry validity: The validity of visa dates is counted from the date of arrival in Nepal which is Six months from the date of issue.

Visa Extension: A tourist visa can be extended from the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu and Pokhara Immigration Office for a total of 120 days. Over the course of a visa year, a tourist cannot stay in Nepal more than cumulative 150 days.

EACH CLIENT IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBTAINING ALL NECESSARY VISAS.
Country entry regulations can be changed, Unique Path Travels does not accept responsibility for changes in regulations or requirements for visas. The information provided is given in good faith.

Currency: The official currency in Nepal is Rupee. The most commonly use symbol for Rupee is NPR or Rs. One Rupee is made up of 100 Paisa, a smaller unit.  There are coins  for denominations of one, two, five and ten rupees and bank notes in denominations of 1,2, 5, 10, 20, 25, 50, 100, 500 and 1000 rupees. There is no restriction on the amount of foreign currency or travelers checks brought into Nepal.

Money Exchange: Nepal Rastra Bank (National Bank)  sets the exchange rate and lists rate in daily news paper. There are many money changer counters and Banks in the cities at where you can change your cash money. When you are changing money officially, you need to show your passport and get receipt with your identity.  The Hotels do change the money however they do have lower rate.

There are various ATM Machines in main cities and towns like Kathmandu, Pokhara and so on. Where you can get cash (only Nepalese Rupee) on both Visa and Master Card’s 24 hours a day. Usually you can draw Maximum 30,000 NPR a day from your Card.

Accommodations: In Nepal most places have tourist standard facilities depending upon the choices, as we have put a lot of effort into locating the most appropriate type of accommodation for each tour.

It will always be clean and hygienic, comfortable and of a very high standard. Accommodation for Nepal trips is in a combination of good standard tourist class hotels and Guest Houses in the Treks operated by the local people, which offer Twin Sharing accommodations, please be prepared for the common Bathrooms.

If you wish to spend a few additional days in your start city before the departure of your tour, then we can arrange accommodation for you. On the last day of the tour we usually arrive at our final destination in the late afternoon, when the tour ends. If you would like to book accommodation for that night or even stay additional nights, we will be more than happy to arrange this for you as well. All our accommodation is carefully chosen, conveniently located, clean and comfortable.

Travel / Medical Insurance: Travel / Medical insurance a compulsory in all Trexmount Ventures trips, all clients MUST be insured to cover personal accident, medical expenses, cancellation, curtailment and repatriation. Please Note you should check that your insurance policy is adequate for Trexmount Ventures .

Vaccinations: Your doctor might suggest you while traveling in Asia or any 3rd world countries, as in Nepal vaccinations are not compulsory unless coming from a yellow fever infected region but we do recommend you are covered for: *diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, *hepatitis B, *malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. NB* a Yellow Fever certificate is required if arriving from infected areas.

For traveling in the countryside and remote areas, immune globulin is also recommended to combat hepatitis A. We advise you to bring along a supply of antibiotics, an anti-diarrhea agent, and any other prescription drugs required by your current medical conditions.

Vaccination requirements are subject to change and should be confirmed before departure.You may need additional inoculations so please contact your GP or a travel medical center for further information. Please consult your doctor for up-to-date information and prescriptions for vaccinations, anti-malarial requirements and any reasonably foreseeable illnesses whilst traveling into Asia.

Note: Please don’t forget check up with your Doctor & get advice whether your health permit or not to go into the region.

We also recommend: A dental check-up prior to traveling, you know your blood group in case of emergency and to send your medical / dietary lists. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions which might affect you on tour, you make these known to your Travel Agent at the time of your booking

Medical Supplies: In every trip we do provide with essential comprehensive medical kits however you may carry your own medical kits as per your doctor’s recommendations.

List of some recommended items: Band Aids / bandages, laxatives, upset stomach remedy, anti-diarrhea remedy, Panadol /Aspirin, rehydration remedy, antiseptic cream/powder, sterile dressings, any relevant course of medication such as contraceptive pills.

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS): Depending upon the zone of trekking, AMS might occur if one does not acclimatize well while trekking in the high Himalayan region. Usually the symptom of AMS can be felt above 3,000 m with thin air, lack of oxygen from low air pressure. The Rapid Ascend, dehydration and Hypothermia are the cause of the symptom. We have rated three different level of the Altitude Sickness:

  1.  AMS – Acute Mountain Sickness: 
    The initial symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness starts with headache, nausea, shortness of breath, fatigue / tiredness, Loss of appetite, disturbance in sleep which is mild a symptoms that will make like hangover / not feeling well.  You don’t need to worry much this will take time to heal after a good acclamatsation, this can be avoided after slow ascend or resting into the same elevation.
  2. HAPE – High Altitude Pulmonary Edema:
    This second level of the sickness may get water in the lungs with the symptoms of increasing Headache, wish to vomiting or vomiting, diarrhea, Dizziness’, Breathing hard, severe cough (dry or Productive), increasing tiredness/weakness, high pulse, Fatigue while walking, Blueness of the face, Lips, Fingers nails which means inability to circulate the Oxygen into the blood. If these symptoms occur, you shouldn’t ascend higher, take medicine & rest/stay into the same altitude for extra night, if it does not improves, you need to descend into lower elevation.
  3. Hace – High Altitude Cerebral Edema
    The final level is a extreme stage of altitude sickness with the symptoms of worsening headache & Vomiting, mental confusion, swelling hand & face, walking like drunk, irritable, unconsciousness or coma. If these serious symptoms appear, you need to get into the hospital as soon as possible either by heli-copter or by other possible arrangements.

Decision Making: All the decision is made by the victims and by leader or guide for
evacuation by any means of quick transportation and in helicopter.

  1. Find out the main problem i.e. at altitude. Assume all problems are Altitude Sickness unless proven otherwise. 
  2. If it is an altitude problem with mild symptoms, stay at the same altitude until the symptoms are completely gone. Take an Aspirin tablet, try to go up but listen to your body. If symptoms are worsening, descend into the lower.

Prevention is better than cure. A proper acclimatization before heading higher elevation, not to make Rapid Ascent; not to walk faster and drink plenty of fluid like water.

  • Listen your body & Let them more comfortable & rest more than usual. 
  • Avoid alcohol, Narcotic Drugs, sleeping pills and smoking. 
    Drink more fluid 3-4ltrs a day… clean, boiled or treated water/tea/coffee/soup/juice etc. 
  • Do not carry heavy packs, 10 – 12 Kilograms is ok. 
  • Climb higher sleep lower.
    Above 3000m, a 300m ascent a day if possible and walk with someone.

Treatment: The main healer and treatment is Descent, Descent, Descent, the best way of recovering. However, there are few medicine which maybe helpful when suffering: Oxygen, Diamox (Acetomolide) for AMS 125 mg. Before dinner, for sleeping problem if feeling suffocated, Nafedipine for HAPE, Steroids/Dexamethasone for HACE, Hyperbolic Bag – Gamow Bag

Important: Go up slowly with take your own pace. Do not let your body get cold. Do not leave your team member behind unattended, either trekker or porter. Drink plenty of fluids (at least 3 liters per day). Get all information about Altitude Sickness before your trekking tour that will make you confident to make your tour successful.

Tipping & Bargaining: Tipping in Nepal is not mandatory. It is now a traditional way, asset by earlier visitors, to tip guides, porters and Tour Driver, who now expect a tip. Any gratuity for good service will be gratefully accepted at the end of the tour.

Bargaining is part of Nepalese culture, especially in markets when hiring the local vehicles, buying the jewelery and local clothing.

Travel Tip: You might be tempted to buy a few souvenirs here and there, so leave a little room for those extra purchases!

Safe Travel:

  • Do not take unnecessary valuables with you, a money belt, or similar, worn close to your body is the best way to carry passports, airline tickets, money and other Valuables.
  • Do Not leave any valuables in hotel rooms, please use SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES in the Hotel. Items are left at the individual’s risk.
  • Pickpockets are not common in Nepal but it can happen, especially in tourist areas and in crowded markets; you must always exercise care.
  • Be aware that anything left lying around will also be liable to theft.

Departure Tax: International Flight departure taxes are included in your flight ticket.

Time Zone: Nepal Greenwich Mean Time (GMT + 5:45 Hours).

Climate: Nowhere in the world is the climate so distinct and poles apart. The long stretch of the northern frontier, which is mostly rugged terrain, towered by the mighty Himalayas experiences arctic type of climate and a few hours down south at the fringes of the Indian borderlands the landscape and climate changes dramatically as the elevation decreases. With lush green tropical forests and vast stretches of plains one can encounter hot humid climate.

The year is divided into 4 different seasons in Nepal – winter, spring, monsoon and autumn.
The best period to visit the country for plant lovers is during spring when the flowers are in full bloom. The mountain slopes are covered with beautiful and colorful flowers. Spring season commences from early March and continues until late May. Even though the days are clear haze disturbs the mountain views. Late May, and the downpour begins. It continues till late August. Come September and the autumn season begins. It continues till late November. With temperate climate, clear blue skies and extraordinary mountain views it is the best season to visit the country. Winter begins in late November and continues till late February.

Himalayan region climate varies as per the altitude wise from the low southern land of Gangetic plains of Terai at 60meters above sea level to the mid hills-valleys at 9,00m, 1500-200m and to the high mountain settlement at 3000-4000m and above. From over 40oC warm sub-tropic, to the arctic climate of -0oC to -20oC conditions exists. Here’s our Climate Guide that can help you with your selection of treks in the Himalayan region and Good Luck! Nepal and its Himalayan range have a typical monsoonal two season a year. There’s the dry season from October to May and the wet season, the monsoon, from June to September. September-November, the start of the dry season, is in many ways the best time in Nepal and around the Himalaya. As the Himalayan regions have low precipitations, the snow fall is limited depending upon the region, season and elevation. The main trekking area of Annapurna Region will be as follows.

From 800m-1200m quite subtropical climate with hot and humidity in summer and at end of spring till starting of autumn, however in winter the temperature drops down almost 0 degree Celsius with mild sunshine of 15-18 degree Celsius.

From 2000m in summer it will be quite warm with minimum of 5-8 degree Celsius

Maximum of 18-20 degree Celsius.

Spring from mid Feb to April the temperatures are as follows.
Minimum -4 to -5 degree Celsius with Maximum of 12-18 degree Celsius.
With chances of snow at some areas with high wind chill factor.

Autumn from October to mid November.
Minimum -5 to -8 degree Celsius with Maximum of 12-18 degree Celsius.
With chances of snow at some areas with high wind chill factor.

From 3000m-4000m. minimum of 0-5 degree Celsius and maximum of 15-18 degree Celsius. Above 5000m it can snow even summer, while it rains below but the snow melts quickly as it reaches the ground at this time of the year in summer and monsoon. (The wind chill factor above 3000m-4000m can be quite freezing bringing the temperatures down. In the Everest Region and as at other High Himalayan region the temperatures are as follows from 2000m on-wards.

From 2000m in summer it will be quite warm with minimum of 5-8 degree Celsius

Maximum of 18-20 degree Celsius.
Spring from mid Feb to April the temperatures are as follows.
Minimum -4 to -5 degree Celsius with Maximum of 12-18 degree Celsius.
With chances of snow at some areas with high wind chill factor.
Autumn from October to mid November.
Minimum -5 to -8 degree Celsius with Maximum of 12-18 degree Celsius.
With chances of snow at some areas with high wind chill factor.

In winter Dec to mid Feb this place can be very cold at sometimes in places like Loboche on-wards with minimum of -15-20 degree Celsius and maximum of 12-15 degree Celsius.

Above 3000m on-wards the afternoon sun will be brilliant with much glare and  strong UV (Ultra Violet Ray) while in the sun, however the temperatures drops down dramatically while in the shade.

Temperatures Chart

(In Celsius)  

                    1,330m                  850m                     200-300m (above sea level)

Months        Kathmandu            Pokhara                 Chitwan

                    max min                max min                max min

Jan               19     2                   20     8                    24   7
Feb              20      4                  21     8                    26   8                  
Mar              25      8                  27   11                   33   12       
Apr              30     11                 33   12                   35   18
May             30     16                 30   19                   35   20
Jun               30     20                 30   20                  35   23
Jul                29      21                30   21                   33   24
Aug              29      20                30   21                   33   24
Sep              27     19                29   20                   32   22
Oct               23      15                27   18                   31   18
Nov             23      4                 23     11                  29   12
Dec              20       2                  20     8                   24     8                           

Rainfall Chart (in mm.)                                 

Months        Kathmandu            Pokhara                 Chitwan                

Jan               25                         15                          10

Feb              25                         15                          10

Mar              75                         30                          10

Apr              50                         50                          15

May             100                         300                         200

Jun               225                         575                         300

Jul                375                         800                         500

Aug              360                         700                         450

Sep              175                         575                         400

Oct               50                         220                         100

Nov             10                         20                           5   

Dec              10                            5                            5                                

Climate Chart:   Kathmandu. Chances of dry day & Hours of Sunshine

Jan     Feb    Mar    Apr    May   June   July    Aug    Sept   Oct     Nov   Dec

95%   91%   93%   85%   74%   54%   33%   37%   62%   88%   98%   99%

5:54    5:39    7:37    9:30    5:43    4:54    2:37    2:23    3:18    5:12    5:12    5:06

Pokhara. Chances of dry day & Hours of Sunshine

Jan     Feb    Mar    Apr    May   June   July    Aug    Sept   Oct     Nov   Dec

94%   94%   89%   80%   53%   5%     3%     3%     7%     64%   96%   99%

5:49    6:23    7:19    8:59    5:17    4:02    2:04    1:34    1:44    4:30    4:51    5:12

Voltage:  Electricity in Nepal is 230 volts AC, 50 cycles. We do have two pins & 3 pins power sockets, you better to have two Pin travel plug adapter which will be useful to charge your batteries.

Drug Policy: Under no circumstances are any illegal drugs allowed on any part of the trip. Anyone discovered in possession of any such drugs, will be asked to leave the tour immediately without question or refund.

Water:  You should not drink the water from the tap in Nepal because of bacteria. You can either use water purification or buy the bottle of water. Now a days, some people are bringing their own water filter which is very impressive & useful.

Bottled mineral water and boiled water are available for purchase throughout Trekking.  However, water purification tablets or your own filter can be useful with your interest.

  • Steripen
  • Water filter
  • Iodine or chlorine dioxide purification tablets

Photography: Photography is important part of the holiday that carries the memory of holiday in the photos.  Please remember, we are guests in the countries through which we travel and we may sometimes inadvertently cause offense by taking photographs without first asking permission. It is absolutely forbidden by law to take photos at any borders, as they are all active military installation.

Contact details: 
Trexmount Ventures:
Ciltron Garden 495, Thamel Kathmandu, Nepal Phone: +977-1-4701238 | 4701239 |  Cell : +977-9851058054 | Fax : +977-1-4701237 Email :uniquepath@mail.com.np | Url : http://www.nepalholidayinfo.com

Note: 
This tour is operated by Trexmount Ventures. Information provided in all brochures, leaflets and dossiers is offered in good faith by the company, based on the latest information available with update while in publication.

Trip Highlights

Throughout this trip villages, green hills, forest, landscapes and mountains are the main attraction and highlights of this trip, however to stand beneath the world’s 10th highest Mt. Annapurna at 8,091 m is quite something, out of this world feeling, trekking in the heart of Annapurna massive mountain ranges, dramatic variation from sub-tropic – mediterranean to arctic climate temperature and landscapes, daily amazing panorama views with views of world’s 3highest mountains Annapurna-Dhaulagiri & Manaslu, fascinating traditional mid hills Gurung & Pun Magar tribe villages. super mountain panorama with breathtaking sunrise from Pun Hill

Trip Information's

Trip accommodation:       Hotels & Lodge on route trek
Trek grade:                         Moderate to Adventurous
Highest altitude:               3,190 m at Pun Hill / 4,095m at Annapurna BC.
Total Trip:                         16 days Kathmandu-Kathmandu.
Seasons:                              All season except mid June to August.

Departure Dates

This trek can be operate any day of your requirements. Please write to us for further informations: contact@nepalholidayinfo.com

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