|Group Size:||:||2 to 12 people|
|Walking Days:||:||13 Days|
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We will be staying at Manaslu hotel, Hotel Tibet or similar hotel 3 star in Kathmandu: and guesthouses during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional. 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 REQUIREMENT
Discovery Mountain Trek can offer advice and recommendations about health requirements but it is the individual responsibility of each trekker to acquire any necessary documents and medical care. The information on the technical sheet provided is indicative, it is your responsibility to check with the authorities concerned for the exact requirements for your chosen destination at the time of travel. If you do not obtain any necessary medical consultations or travel documents and are not allowed to enter a country, or suffer personal injury or death as a result, we have no liability to you for any cost, loss or damage which you suffer nor will we refund you the cost of any unused portion of your travel arrangements. It is your responsibility to comply with the regulations and procedures of police, customs and health at all times throughout your trip.
BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
The best time to travel in Nepal is in 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.
GUIDE & STAFF ARRANGEMENT
The most significant thing that makes this trek enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced and helpful Guide and crew member who have the ability of guiding our trek on the mountain smoothly. Our trip will be led by the best and most professional Guide. All of Discovery Mountain Trekking Guide’s are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, skills and personal aptitude. With an objective of sustaining local communities, Discovery Mountain Trek only employs local Staff, who have knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of their local region.
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.
Nepal is stunningly beautiful, but equally fragile in the mountain region. 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 Trek employs a ‘zero impact’ policy on the natural environment and the traditional communities that live there. Discovery Mountain Trek, therefore, enforces a number of do and don’t. Please talk to your trek Guide to avoid environmental impacts.
It is a condition upon joining any of Discovery Mountain Trek 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, one day we take rest in somewhere which will help us acclimatize to the high altitude.
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 Trek inclusive in the service. The weight limit for your luggage is 15 kg.
1 sleeping bag: -35° or -40°
Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
FROM HEAD TO TOE
A cap or sunhat
2-pair of thermals
Thick walking socks
Hat and scarf
A pair of high rise walking boots
Lightweight waterproof over trousers
Discovery Mountain Trek’s down Jacket (*)
Discovery Mountain Trek’s half T-shirt (*)
Long sleeve thermal tops and full-length long johns
A light fleece or equivalent (plus extra warm layers if necessary)
A breathable windproof, water proof jacket (Gore-Tex…)
A pair of sandals or equivalent casual shoes for cities, villages and evenings
Long-sleeved and short sleeved t-shirts, preferably in quick-drying technical material.
1 medium shoulder bag: 50-70 liter cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon
A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables,
PERSONAL CLIMBING GEARS
Full down jacket (Dangri)
Mountain climbing boots
Descender: Belay Device, Figure 8
Tissue /toilet roll
Wet wipes (baby wipes)
Female hygiene products
Anti-bacterial hand wash
1 compass or GPS (optional)
1 medium-sized quick drying towel
1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
1 skin-blister repair kit
Cough and/or cold medicine
Water purification tablets or water filter
Small personal first-aid kit simple and light
Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
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.
booking your trip with Discovery Mountain Trek accept with terms and conditions of sale. Every trekker is required to complete the form of registrations. At the time of registration, Trekker’s are expected to pay a deposit 25% of total cost to complete your booking. Please note the trip cost is required to make in advance as per the company policy, this deposit help us to make confirm reservation of Hotels in City, domestic flights and all other trip arrangements for final trip booking. Along with deposit we need detailed name lists of participants, same as passport, Gender, Nationality, Date of birth, passport number, passport issue, expiry dates and profession. You need to send us passport copy, photo identity and e-ticket by e-mail for all trips in Nepal.
If any reason you have to cancel your trip, we Discovery Mountain Trek require written confirmation of your decision. The amount you have paid to us will be refunded according to the following terms:
I reserve the right to revise pricing rates declared under any circumstances, or on the pressure of various external factors that are further than our control, for instance changes in exchange rate, government action etc. But, I declared forth effort to keep on the present rate. In case of minor increase in flights fares, hotels or other related factors, we don’t revise the cost of the trip which was already confirmed and booked by 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 Trek. Please note that your guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. The guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required. Bad weather in mountain regions can cause domestic flight delays, particularly in the Everest, Lukla, Jomsom, phaplu, Kanchenjunga and any other remote mountain regions in Nepal
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Annapurna South was climbed for the first time in 1964 by a Japanese expedition on the north face. The Italian team also attempted to Annapurna South in 1988. The south face base camp is located 4000m above sea level and the advanced base camp is on the western shore of the glacier between southern Annapurna and Mount Himchuli. Climbing on the glacier is a bit difficult gullies on all sides. We fixed camp 3 until the summit. Camp 1 is located at 5000m, Camp 2 is located at 5970m and Camp and 3 is located at 6400m above sea level.
The expedition from Discovery Mountain Trek 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.
En route to South Annapurna expedition, 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 untill base camp, 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 Trek, and enjoy a complete experience of the Annapurna region of Nepal.
After landing at the Kathmandu airport, Discovery Mountain Trek will take you to the hotel. We then check-in at the hotel, freshen up and take a rest. In the evening you will have details briefing for your trek.
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.
The drive will take around one and half hours through winding hilly roads. One you arrive there take a brief stop, drive to Nayapul and begin the trek to Tirkhedhunga. First you will pass the bank of river, cross dense forests and take a scenic route to Trikhedhunga where you will stay overnight a guesthouse.
After leaving Tirkhedhunga behind, we continue across the Bhurungdi River. Follow the excitement-crunching, stamina-testing steep climb to Ulleri, a chiefly Magar village at 2,070 m. The trail then continues to ascend gently through oak forests and rhododendron bushes. From there we trek towards Nangethanti at 2,460 m, and after about an hour, we reach Ghorepani located at 2775 meters. The village has wonderful views of several mountains in the Annapurna range. Sleep early at a guest house.
You will get up early, even before the break of dawn, and hike up to Poon Hill from where you will see superb sunrise views over the panoramic mountain range. Later in the morning we return to Ghorepani, have breakfast and trek to Tadapani. You will come across a couple beautiful places today as you will pass through rhododendron forests, waterfalls, and have close-up views of several picturesque mountains. You can enjoy in the evening looking at photos of the tour and sharing your stories, while staying overnight at a guest house in Tadapani.
Deep descent through the forest of Rododenron, then cross the suspension bridge on the khimrong river, and the path follows the mountain side, at the foot of the Annapurna South (7219m). Less than 2 hours later, we arrive at Chomrong (2175m): beautiful view of the Machhapuchhare (6697m), “the Himalayan Matterhorn”.
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 and climb to Dobhan (2500m).
We continue our way in the forest: climbs and descents follow one another at the option of the streams with a steep path before reaching Hinku Cave (3100m). The forest gives way to bushes and tall grass. The path joins the river then, after having followed it about thirty minutes, rises quickly to the MBC (“Machhapuchhare Base Camp”) with 3700m: panoramic sight on Annapurna South (7219m), the Fang (called also Varah Shikkar, 7647m), Annapurna III (7548m), Gangapurna (7455m) and Machhapuchhare (6997m).
2h walk along a moraine to reach the heart of the Sanctuary: the Annapurna base camp (4130m), at the foot of the gigantic southern face of Annapurna I (8091m) climbed for the first time in 1970 by a British expedition. Amazing show: we are surrounded by a dozen peaks over 7000m.
The period of the ascent of the south annapurna 15 days.
Return to the MBC in 1h30 of walk then continuation of the descent until Dobhan (2500m): long day of walk but with 2500m one recovers better than with more than 3000m.
Today we walk after our breakfast to reach Chomrong by the same way back.
Descent from Chomrong to Jhinu Danda. Lunch then possibility of swimming in hot springs. Continue to Landrung passing through gurung villages.
Ascent for Deorali in the middle of the forest. Nice view of the pass on the valley of Pokhara then descent to Dhampus.
We walk down until Phedi then you transfer to Pokhara, afternoon visit in the Pokhara Valley.
You take the private vehicle on Kathmandu 210 km, and end of free day to shop in Thamel.
TYPE ACCOMMODATION: Hotel
Transfer to the airport by the service of Discovery Mountain Trek & Expedition for your flight ahead.