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We will be staying at Hotel Royal singi Hotel Manaslu or similar hotel 3 star in Kathmandu : and teahouses during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional. Discovery Mountain Trek will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, teahouses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.
All meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners for guests. While on trek, we have breakfast and dinner in the tea-houses/lodges we spend the night and lunch on our way to the next destination. Nepalese, Tibetan, the more common continental and Indian cuisines are common choices in the menu.
PHYSICAL CONDITION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Annapurna base camp Trek- 14 days is a moderate trek. Travelers who can walk up to 6-7 hours a day on an uphill and downhill trail will find this trek fulfilling. It is best that we prepare ourselves for the Annapurna trek by jogging and exercising regularly at least a month prior to the start of the trek. Trekking to the Everest Base Camp should be relatively easier for those who have experience walking/trekking in a high altitude environment. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. It is also important that we consult our doctor. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Discovery Mountain Trek before booking the trek.
BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
The best time to trek to the Annapurna base camp Trek is Spring (February to May) and Autumn (September to November). The temperature is moderate in these seasons and guarantees amazing views through the trip. Although this trek can be undertaken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.
LEADER(S) & STAFF ARRANGEMENTS
The most significant thing that makes this trek enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced, courteous and helpful leader(s) and crew members who have the ability of guiding our trek on the mountain smoothly. Our trip will be led by the best and most professional leaders. All of Discovery Mountain leaders are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, leadership skills and personal aptitude. With an objective of sustaining local communities, Discovery Mountain only employs local staff who have adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of their local region(s). The trek and expedition leaders have undergone the following trainings:
We are firmly committed to porter rights. We make sure that all our porters are well treated, well paid and we provide the level of shelter, clothing and footwear that these harsh environments demand. Porters who become sick are treated with the same care and attention as other team members and we have previously used helicopters – at our expense – to rescue porters from dangerous situations. We support the work of the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG), making our resources available to them to help improve the working conditions of the porters. (International Porters Progress Group.
The Everest Region is stunningly beautiful, but equally fragile. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as much as we do. Therefore, we believe that the tourism industry has an obligation to protect and preserve it. Discovery Mountain employs a ‘zero impact’ policy on the natural environment and the traditional communities that live there. Discovery Mountain, therefore, enforces a number of do’s and don’ts. Please talk to your trek leader to avoid environmental impacts.
It is a condition upon joining any of Discovery Mountain’s trips that all clients be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please note that we don’t arrange or sell insurance.
This trek’s itinerary is planned with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up at higher altitudes too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to result in death. The higher the altitude, the less oxygen will be in the air. For example, at an altitude above of 5000m, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Therefore, our body needs many days to adapt to an environment with less oxygen. During this trip, we take rest in Namche Bazaar and Dingboche which will help us acclimatize to the high altitude.
EQUIPMENTS & PACKING LIST
This list is a guideline to help you pack for your adventure. Also understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trek duration. Those items marked by an asterisk (*) are provided by Discovery Mountain inclusive in the service. The weight limit for your luggage is 15 kg. Remember that your luggage will be carried by your porter but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.
IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS
RUCKSACK AND TRAVEL BAGS
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Discovery Mountain Trek & Expeditions Company is a trustworthy and registered Company under the laws of Nepal Tourism Industry and accepts your bookings under the following terms and conditions.
All bookings are made with Discovery Mountain Trek & Expeditions P. Limited, Registered Company Number 161822/073/074 (hereinafter referred to as The Company) whose registered office is The Kapan 14, Kathmandu, Nepal. The Head of The Company is Ang Chhiri Sherpa.
Payments should be wired to one of my following banking Accounts
NCC BANK LIMITED
Current A/c No: 014000136121U
A/c Name: Discovery Mountain Trek & Expedition P.LTD
Bank wire service charge should be paid by the clients themselves at the time of deposit.
RISK & RESPONSIBILITY
Your safety and enjoyment is my prime concern. I therefore carry out my responsibility honestly & sincerely to ensure your holiday trouble – free as well as you have desired. Nevertheless, unless stated otherwise, trip may be change under uncertain and inherent circumstances such as land-slides, road blockage, flood, snow political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay arrival, sickness or accidents etc. Any extra cost incurring there is your personal responsibility and should be borne on the spot.
Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Discovery Mountain. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.Please note that often the Jomsom to Pokhara flight gets delayed by a few hours or may even be canceled for one, two, or more days due to unfavorable weather conditions. Such conditions may arise even in the best seasons. Hence, in such cases, you must be prepared for long waits either at Kathmandu or Lukla airports, as this can happen either at the start or end of the trek or even both! We will do our best to avoid such delays, and arrange the next flight for you. We also organize Helicopter rescue in such conditions, if it is available and upon request by our clients. we suggest you to be prepared for possible delays/cancellations, and if possible to come with some extra buffer days (1-2 days) at the end of the trip to accommodate such delays. If everything runs smoothly and you still have a few days of your buffer days left then you may even engage yourself in optional activities which can be arranged by Discovery Mountain upon request. The optional activities may include visiting places/landmarks of your choice, adventure sports, shopping, etc. In case the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip such as a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang, or any other region. If you lose time waiting at the airport and do not take an alternative tour or you only do a short trek later due to time limitation. If the cancellation happens before the trip, we will provide you accommodation and lunch in a guesthouse in Kathmandu. In case of the flight delay/cancellation after finishing of the trek, you will be responsible for all your expenses. Please also note that you will not be entitled to any refund for the services (such as hotel, transport, flight, etc.) included in the package that you would not use later.
THE TREKKING GROUP
For this trek there will be one leader, assistant leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters for carrying luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter). This arrangement ensures that should anybody in the group get sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned. We can run the trek for groups of any size but we after years of experience we have found a maximum of twelve people to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if you’d like to book this trip for a larger group then that can be arranged too.
And I big hope you will have very good trek with enjoyment and run smoothly in advance.
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When you decide to trek in Nepal, you should consider Annapurna Base Camp as one of the first options. Many trekkers to Nepal prefer Annapurna Base Camp because of its relative popularity and moderate level of challenge. Often, it pops up on charts and rankings as one of the best trekking routes on the planet. The trek is moderately challenging, attracting novices and pros alike of any age. The main attraction of this trek is the beauty of Annapurna mountain range. The trek exposes you to numerous landscapes, flora and fauna of Nepal.
Your trip begins from Pokhara and until you reach the Base Camp, you will go through numerous natural landscapes across hills, forests, mountains and waterfalls. Annapurna Base Camp is located within Annapurna Conservation Area, the first conservation area of Nepal. The region has the world’s tenth highest mountain and covers an area of 7,629 square kilometers. The Annapurna Massif itself is lined by Marshyangdi River in the north and the east whereas the southern neighbour is the beautiful Pokhara Valley and the western region is a part of the Kali Gandaki Gorge. A trip to Nepal is not complete without visiting Annapurna Base Camp.
En route to ABC, you will also reach MBC or Machhapuchchhre Base Camp at 3,700 meters. Relax in the natural hot springs of Jhinu Danda, and have an unrestricted 360º view of the Annapurna Range. These are some of the highlights of the trip. With incredible scenery and not too difficult walk, this program attracts nearly everyone coming to Nepal. A trek through dynamic landscapes – with amazing views of the mountain ranges, and time-worn villages. It’s a chance to trek one of the most popular routes on the planet. Take this trip with Discovery Mountain, and enjoy a complete experience of the Annapurna region of Nepal.
A quick welcome at the airport and transfer to your hotel. You will be given a brief of the program and introduced to your trekking guide. Later, take an evening stroll around and stay overnight at the hotel.
Wake up early and after a leisurely breakfast, a private vehicle will come to pick you up at the hotel. Get ready as your car to Pokhara leaves immediately after breakfast. The beautiful scenic drive with a couple of stops takes approximately seven hours. Relax the rest of the day in Pokhara and stay overnight at the hotel.
After a leisurely breakfast, you will first drive for over an hour to Nayapul. From there you begin the trek to Ghandruk via Birethanti. The normal walking duration is around six hours to Ghandruk, home of the Gurung people.
Leaving behind Ghandruk in the morning, we travel up to the vantage point of Kimrungdanda with views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Himalchuli, and Mt. Machhapuchchhre. From there our trail descends sharply to reach a river, and again snakes up to Chere Danda. The trek continues with little stopovers until we reach the village of Chhomrong at an altitude of 2,170 meters. Having walked for around six hours, you will enjoy a good night’s rest at Chhomrong at the base of the majestic Annapurna range.
Leaving behind Chhomrong, the trail, called 2500 steps, descends pleasantly until we reach Chhomrong River. Cross the swaying suspension bridge and get on the trail that gradually climbs upwards to the village of Sinuwa. Next, cross the forest of Kuldihar and descend until we reach the village of Bamboo at 2,310 meters, where we stay for the night.
After a quick breakfast, today we head towards Deurali as we arrive near the Annapurna Base Camp. Bamboo, as the village is named after the thick bamboo forest surrounding it, is indeed a picturesque village that we leave today. First the trail ascends steadily up to Hinku Cave and from there the scenic route to Deurali begins. You will have wonderful views of hills and valleys and the river below. Lined along the route is a stretch of cliffs and some more open spaces until we arrive at Deurali. It is a quiet village at an altitude of 3,235 meters where we stay for the night.
Today is the day we finally get to see the Annapurna Base Camp. Starting off easy along a river bed, the trail suddenly turns steep and more challenging until we arrive at Machhapuchchhre Base Camp where we take a brief stop and enjoy really close-up views of several mountains in the Annapurna Range. Once past the Machhapuchchhre Base Camp, you will notice that the flora and vegetation begins to disappear due to increasing altitude. However, you won’t notice the air getting thinner because when you reach the Annapurna Sanctuary, views of the looming Annapurna peak and a whole range of other mountains will make you completely forget the hardship. You will peacefully and whole-heartedly enjoy the splendor of the mountains at extremely close quarters.
Today you will explore around the “hidden valley” and see at least one glacier. The aura is such that you will feel amazed at the landscape itself. Being encircled by mountains and only the blue sky visible for a moment, will surely invigorate you for weeks ahead. Later, we will retrace our track back to Bamboo to stay for the night.
In the morning, we again climb uphill to reach Kuldighar and then walk downhill to arrive at Chomrung. From there we trek further to Jhinu Danda and spend the night there. If you like, we can take a short detour to a natural hot-spring for refreshment.
Taking an alternative route instead of retracing to Ghandruk, today we head towards Landruk located at an altitude of 1,790 meters. It’s an enjoyable and easy walk with magnificent views of the hills and valleys. At Landruk, enjoy a comfortable night.
Leaving behind Landruk in the morning, you will trek via Pothana Deurali and to the Australian Base Camp. It’s a mossy deep-green forest along the route, with some of the best views of the entire Annapurna Range on a clear day. Further, descend to Kande and drive to Pokhara. Enjoy the rest of the day or the evening in a pub sharing the memories of the trip, or go to bed early to catch up on some sleep.
In the morning, you can do a quick sightseeing tour of Pokhara and then catch a flight to Kathmandu. Alternatively if you choose to hit the road, our private car will drive you to Kathmandu in comfort. You can spend the rest of the afternoon in Kathmandu and in the evening, join us for a Nepali dinner.
The valley of Kathmandu is home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. So, we recommend you to take a sightseeing tour visiting these wonderful attractions.
After breakfast, or according to your flight schedule, we will take you to the airport a few hours before flight time.