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Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 10 Days

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Nepal - an amazing country. Fantastic landscapes, rich centuries-old history, ancient Buddhist and Hindu temples, unique culture with ancient traditions. Until recently, Nepal was a closed country, but now visit it was quite accessible. Anyone who has ever been in the mountains, dreaming of a trip to Nepal. After all, it is the most mountainous country in the world , while the lowest point is located at an altitude of just 70 meters, while the highest - on the top of Mount Everest ., 8848 m More than 40% of its area is situated above 3000 meters, there are 8 of the 14 "eight-thousanders" ( Horizontal above 8 kilometers). Nepal - a true paradise for climbers, hikers and fans of rafting. Nepal - the birthplace of a phenomenon such as trekking. It is in this, one of the poorest countries in the world have figured out how to profit from the combination of the beauty of its nature and the harsh climatic conditions. Trekking - a hike through the mountains, light, without heavy backpacks and tents, is active, accessible to everyone. Trekking in Nepal makes it possible to enjoy the beauty of nature and feel the local atmosphere from the inside, to see and feel something that does not show the usual travel agency focused on mass tourism.

General information on routes in Nepal for trek:

How to get there:

As a rule, the most economical flight turns with changes in the United Arab Emirates and New Delhi. Better planning of arrival on the first day hike before dinner - a delay due to weather conditions in Kathmandu are not uncommon, so it is advisable to keep in reserve at least half a day. About a week before the start of the route, we will send you instructions about the place of group meetings in Kathmandu. Typically, this mid-priced hotels, which we reserve a place for all participants (if desired, you can book a hotel on their own, now it is not difficult). The instructions will be a business card of our hotel - just print it out at home and show any taxi driver - he will bring you to a place, even if you do not know any foreign language. A taxi from the airport to Kathmandu Thamel (the tourist area, where most of the hotels are concentrated) is worth no more than $ 5. At the reception of the hotel will already know about you and will call any instructor or right would be taken to your room.

Required documents:

In Nepal need a visa, it is possible to draw directly to Kathmandu airport. Visa for 15 days costs $ 25 for 30 days - $ 40 for 90 days - $ 100. You need to have a passport, 2 photos 3 * 4 and fill out a form (application forms in English are at the airport). In addition, the need for trekking card tracker TIMS (Trackers' Information Management System) and special permits in reserves - the permits. Making these documents we ourselves (you only need a photo and personal data). The cost of permits is different for each track.

Accommodation and meals at the track:

We live in the balcony - a mini-hotel, similar to quite decent hotels at low altitudes, and more and more like a simple mountain shelters to climb. Rooms in lodges 2-3 persons, attached to the bed pillow clean and, if necessary, a blanket, but a sleeping bag with you need to have - high in the mountains at night is very cold. Heating in Nepal is not perfect, the heat gives only oven-stove in the dining room. Electricity is available, but not in all lodges have sockets. However, the charge or the camera phone can be anywhere - for a small fee. In many places, there is wifi, sometimes even free. Cellular communication is not everywhere, and in this respect, depending on the altitude no - just a tower there, and then there is a connection, either we in the valley - and then there is no connection. At each lodge has a dining room, where we eat, ordering food and drinks from the menu. by and large the menu is not very different from the familiar to us cuisine: dumplings (here they are called mo-mo), various soups, rice with spices, pizza, pasta, oatmeal, scrambled eggs or cereal for breakfast. In some places prepared yak steak, but usually do not eat meat here: Nepal country vegetarian. A lot of different teas in various combinations with lemon, ginger, honey or even pepper. Before leaving Lodge, we pay each own expense, but who had eaten.

Climate Nepal:

Good weather in Nepal only 4 months a year - in the spring, in March and April, and in the autumn, in October and November. Too cold in winter, and in summer often pour torrential rains. Air temperature, as well as everywhere in the mountains, varies greatly depending on the altitude, time of day and weather. In the afternoon generally heat: up to 30 at the beginning of the route, and about 10 at altitudes above 4000 m At night the temperature drops sharply - to zero, and at an altitude of 5000 m and up to - 15 degrees... Because of the altitude as in Nepal and is very hard sun, especially at high altitudes, where the sun's rays are reflected from the snow and getting in the most unusual places and unprotected. Be sure to take on trekking in Nepal long-sleeved shirts, wide-brimmed hat or cap with a scarf, good sunglasses and a cream.

Porters:

During trekking in Nepal backpacks will be fairly easy, but the highland conditions generally adversely affect the physical condition. So, if you are not confident in their abilities, you can hire a porter. Porter in translation from English - the porter (not to be confused with the Sherpas, Sherpa - a hardy Nepalese nationality, which are mostly porters and work). They will carry your belongings, while normal weight is 30 kg. That is, one can take a porter for 2 people. Porter to fly the route taken, it can not be taken only on the "difficult" part. If you are wondering, take a porter or not - take it for sure. Difficulties enough without extra weight behind his back, and enjoy the track, you get so much more with a small backpack, which is only water, a snack and a camera!

About Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp and Information About Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek is a core of Khumbu district and astonishing terminus for mountaineering in getting to an elevation of 5357m, which is a huge achievement. The spectacular view of sceneries and the breathtaking views of majestic mountains includes Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Ama Dablam among others are frequent rewards throughout the Everest Base Camp trek.  The trek further provides the opportunities to go sightseeing around Sagarmatha National Park, a world heritage site that is home to a variety of Himalayan floras and faunas where the trekker’s can witness the air streams through the wonderful woodland of rhododendron, magnolia and firs. Wild animal like Musk Deer, Deer, Blue sheep, Thar , snow leopard etc., can find different species of Birds like Danphe , Munal , Kalij Himalayan Pheasant adds more color during your trek. The visitors can also get a closer look at the highest Buddhist monasteries in the world, and, of course, the most gratifying of them all, the trip to Everest Base Camp itself. Everest Base Camp Trek has more enthusiastic landscape of enigmatic, mesmerizing and stunning land dwelling of countless Himalayan Range. Everest Base Camp trek is challenging trek as it is very difficult to get to the base camp but professional guide and itinerary are provided to the trekker’s to fight the altitude and accidents. The access to dispersed plateau villages are decorated with Buddhist prayers engraved mani walls and fluttering prayer flags. The 17-day Everest Base camp itinerary is designed for novice trekkers who are in good health with normal physical fitness. But, if you wish to take up more challenge 18 Days would be ideal. 

Best Seasons: 
September to November and March to May are the best seasons for the Everest Base Camp Trek. The climate is sun-shiny and warm with enthralling views. Trekking in summer or monsoon that is June to Aug will be exaggerated by rain but this trek could be an advantage for intense nature lover.
Journey Schedule (Itinerary):

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu

Kathmandu was considered to be the enchanted, obscure, mystical and harmonious valley enclosed with majestic mountains. Currently, the soul city has become a heart for travelers as an emerging vacation spot. The vibrant Kathmandu valley is a fusion of inexhaustible pre-historic construction, ancient shrines, chaotic alleys, galleries and museums, monasteries along with a boundlessly captivating backdrop of majestic mountains, beautiful flowers, city full of wheat garden and breathtaking sceneries.  

Day 2: Sightseeing at Kathmandu
The inflaming city has plenty of sights to keep one occupied for a week or even more. Numerous scenic and appealing localities and towns enclosing the city present ultimate destinations for diminutive treks. 
•    The Kathmandu is relatively advanced in relation of well-being and accessibility of hotels and motels, pub, restaurants and cafe, workshops and casinos. Transportation, communication and medical facilities are easily available and reasonably priced. 
•     Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 3: Kathmandu to Lukla to Phakding (3-4 hrs. trek) 
Thevisitor’s will be escorted to the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu for the 35-40 minutes of picturesque flight to Hillary airport at Lukla which is the destination to start the trek. The Lukla airport is considered to be the most dangerous airport of the world. 

•    After landing we have time to explore the village while our Sherpa crew sorts and loads our trekking equipment.
•    Upon arrival at Lukla, the trekker’s are encountered with the crew members and after arrangements, trekking is instigated through the prosperous village of Lukla to Phakding. 
•     Then we begin our trek by descending towards the Dudh Koshi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2713m). The walking is easy and after passing through the small village of Ghat (2550m) it is a short walk to Phakding.
•     Overnight at Phakding.

Day 4: Phakding to Namchhe Bazaar
The track leads along the Dudh Koshi River through many suspension bridges and to the most famous Hillary suspension Bridge decorated with prayer flags.
•    The visitors can witness spectacular view of glistening Mt. Thamserku (6618 m) and through the hamlet of Benkar, Chumoa, Monjo, we come across the check post and entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. 
•    Then the trekker’s are permitted through the last village of Jorsale before reaching Namche Bazaar. The pathway climbs through the forests and bridges until they reach the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. 
•    The Mount Everest is seen over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. We stop for a while to observe the enthralling view. After a 1.5 hrs. hike we reach  Namche Bazaar, a gateway to Mt. Everest 
•    Overnight at Namche Bazaar. 

Day5: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day. (Rest Day)
The trekker’s will spend a day in order to acclimatize and adjust to the air which is highly recommended by health experts. 
•    A short trek to Thame or Khunde is soothing. 
•    The visitors can also visit museums where they can see traditional customs of the Sherpa people. 
•    Overnight at Namche Bazaar. 

Day 6: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche 
The trekker’s will  set out towards Tengboche observing the spectacular view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku.
•    If lucky the trekker’s can spot musk deer, a herd of Himalayan Thar and multicolored pheasants. 
•    The path goes down up to Kayangjuma, sansa to Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp. The track then follows through the pine forests and after we cross the prayer flags festooned bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, we reach Phunki Thenga, a small settlement with a couple of teahouses and a small army post amidst the alpine woods. 
•    We trek through the phunki Thenga to Tengboche which is a great place for close up views of Mt Ama Dablam, Mt Nuptse, and Mt Everest, and it has the biggest Buddhist Monastery of the Khumbu region. 
•    Overnight at Tengboche.

Day 7: Tengboche to Dingboche
The trekker’s start their trekking from the upper trail for better views on the way to Debuche, suspension bridge on the Imja Khola and ascents to Pangboche village. 
•    The village passes hrough several Chortens and Mani walls and small hamlets which allows us to see close-up view of Mt Ama Dablam.
•    Then we trek north to Pheriche or take the eastward trail beneath the towering north face of Mt Ama Dablam. From here onwards, the walk is fairly moderate as we enter the Imja Valley. The valley gradually unfolds as we approach the confluence of the Lobuche River. 
•    We descend into the river and begin the last and steepest climb of the day up to Dingboche.
•    Overnight at Dingboche.

Day 8: Dingboche (Rest day)
In Dingboche, we will see beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. This will be an ideal familiarizing excursion. 
•    Upon this juncture, we can see three of the world's six highest peaks, Mt Lhotse, Mt Makalu and Mt Cho Yu, Cholatse and Taboche. 
•    The trekker’s can observe peaks rising at the head of the Khumbu Khola valley. The Lobuche West and Lobuche East peaks are most dominant along with Lhotse which stands over 8500 meters 
•    From a vantage point high on the ridge, we can scan the sweeping Imja Khola valley as well as the picturesque fields and pastures of Dingboche. 
•    Overnight at Dingboche.

Day 9: Dingboche – Duglha
We start the day with a climb to Duglha through the Khumbu Khola valley. The walk along the arid terrace is rewarding with awesome views of mountains on all sides. 
•    As we come to a yak herder's place called Dusa, the valley begins to narrow and we continue through Phulung Karpo, the camp site of the first successful Everest Expedition in 1953. Above Phulung Karpo is Chola Lake. 
•    As we move on, the majestic view of Mt. Pumori comes into view. As the trail descends and curves, Mt. Pumori disappears from view and we come across a roaring stream. After crossing a small wooden bridge, we ascend to Duglha. 
•    We can see the tip of Mt Nuptse from here as well as Mt Cholatse, Mt Thamserku, and several other magnificent peaks. Spending a night in Duglha is ideal for acclimatization purposes. 
•    Overnight at Duglha.

Day 10: Duglha – Lobuche
Beyond Duglha, we ascent towards the destination at Khumbu Glacier and walk through the stone memorials who have perished on nearby summits. We climb tp Chupki Lhara, an creepy edge top with majestic mountain views where we will find an array of stones with prayer flags used as memorials to Scott Fischer (American mountaineer) and 10 times Everest submitter Babu Chiri Sherpa (a Nepali mountain guide) who perished on a mission to climb Everest.
•    As the raod way drops to the Khumbu Glacier we witness several great peaks - Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. 
•    As we pass along a stream leaving the Khumbu Glacier behind, the visitor can feel out of breath due to high altitude. 
•    Overnight at Lobuche.

Day 11: Lobuche - Gorak Shep - Everest Base Camp - Gorak Shep
This is another challenging day to walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5365 meters, the closest you can get to Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment. 
•    The trail to Gorak Shep goes towards the Khumbu Glacier and through the pyramid sign post where the trekker’s can observe north ridge of Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse, etc.As we reach Gorak Shep, we will find snow-capped mountains looming all around us including the top of the world - Mt. Everest. 
•    We walk to Everest Base Camp through the vast Gorak Shep Lake. Continuing straight ahead, we come through the Indian army mountaineers' memorials. 
•     Mountaineer's tents stand out in bright colors against the monotony of gray surroundings.
•    Trek back to Gorak Shep. 
•    Overnight at Gorak Shep.  

Day 12: Gorak Shep - Kala Patthar - Pheriche 
This will be one of the most rewarding days of the trek. T
•    The trekker’s day is spent climbing Mt. KalaPatthar, a small peak at 5555meters. The climb is challenging but the mountaineers can observe the most magnificent mountain panorama of Everest, the highest point at 8848 meters along with Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. 
•    We make a quick descent to Gorak Shep, a tiny hamlet at 5180 meters then trek down to Periche. 
•    Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 13: Pheriche to Kyangjuma
The trekking starts by crossing the Khumbu Khola (stream) which follows the main Everest trail down the beautifully scenic valley and passes through the villages of Tsuro Wog, Orsho, Shomare and reach Pangboche at the base of Ama Dablam.
•    We cross the bridge over Imja Khola and pass through the Deboche village and reach Tengboche. We spend a brief time at Tengboche monastery, observe its many prayer wheels. 
•     From Tengboche, a steep descent leads through rhododendron bushes and fir trees to the Dudh Koshi River. We cross the first bridge over Dudh Koshi on our return trip at Phunki Tenga. 
•    Further, we pass the village of Tashinga and Sansa before finally reaching beautiful village of Kyangjuma. Upon arrival at this juncture, we appreciate the gorgeous Ama-dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest.
•      Overnight at Kyangjuma.

Day 14: Kyangjuma to Monjo or Namchhe Bazaar
The trail to Namche Bazar clings to the steep wooded slope beyond Kyangjuma, winding through several bends. 
•    The visitors can observe the wildlife such as mountain goats, snow leopards, and colourful pheasants while passing through the forest by the trail. 
•    People can shop, relax and surf the internet in Namche which is trading Centre.  A steep descent from Namche Hill leads to the suspension bridge crossing the Dudh Kosi River near the confluence of the Dhudh Koshi and the Bhote Koshi Rivers. 
•    We enter official entrance near Monjo and finally reach Monjo Village. Not only is Monjo a quieter place to stay than Namche, it also means our porters have a less strenuous walk back to Lukla tomorrow. 
•    Overnight in Monjo.
The interested people can stay overnight at Namche Bazaar. 

Day 15: Monjo to Lukla
The last day of the trek is at lower altitude in the Everest region where the visitors can enjoy the combo of open plains, rhododendron and pine forests, and in the distant background Kwangde peak.
•     We walk through the Sherpa villages where we notice impressive display of faith in Buddhism and cultural practices associated with it as prayer stones dot the landscape and prayer flags flap in the wind. We cross the Dhud Koshi River three times through the prayer flags strewn suspension bridges and also cross one of its tributary, Thado Koshi once. T
•    The final ascent of about 45 minutes from Chheplung takes us to Lukla, where we stretch our fatigued legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks. Our fantastic trek culminates on a happy note with everyone back safe and sound with faces that show happiness.
•     This last evening in the mountains is the ideal opportunity to spend some relaxing moments with whole crew as the porters will not accompany with us to Kathmandu. 
•    Overnight at Lukla.

Day 16: Lukla to Kathmandu 
We fly back to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. The early morning flight drops us in Kathmandu. We can rest and relax throughout the day at hotel. If we get interested to take some gifts home from Nepal for friends and relatives, we can visit to some nearby shops or venture out in Thamel for typical Nepalese goods.
•    Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 17: Departure

Overview:
Duration: 17 days
Activity: Trekking
Altitude: 5554m 
Country: Nepal
Grade: Moderate

Everest Base Camp Route

All Information about Everest Base Camp Route

Outline:

Everest Base Camp Trek is a core of Khumbu district and astonishing terminus for mountaineering in getting to an elevation of 5357m, which is a huge achievement. The spectacular view of sceneries and the breathtaking views of majestic mountains includes Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Ama Dablam among others are frequent rewards throughout the Everest Base Camp trek.  The trek further provides the opportunities to go sightseeing around Sagarmatha National Park, a world heritage site that is home to a variety of Himalayan floras and faunas where the trekker’s can witness the air streams through the wonderful woodland of rhododendron, magnolia and firs. Wild animal like Musk Deer, Deer, Blue sheep, Thar , snow leopard etc., can find different species of Birds like Danphe , Munal , Kalij Himalayan Pheasant adds more color during your trek. The visitors can also get a closer look at the highest Buddhist monasteries in the world, and, of course, the most gratifying of them all, the trip to Everest Base Camp itself. Everest Base Camp Trek has more enthusiastic landscape of enigmatic, mesmerizing and stunning land dwelling of countless Himalayan Range. Everest Base Camp trek is challenging trek as it is very difficult to get to the base camp but professional guide and itinerary are provided to the trekker’s to fight the altitude and accidents. The access to dispersed plateau villages are decorated with Buddhist prayers engraved mani walls and fluttering prayer flags. The 17-day Everest Base camp itinerary is designed for novice trekkers who are in good health with normal physical fitness. But, if you wish to take up more challenge 18 Days would be ideal.

Places to see and things to do: 

1.    Kathmandu:
Kathmandu was considered to be the enchanted, obscure, mystical and harmonious valley enclosed with majestic mountains. Currently, the soul city has become a heart for travelers as an emerging vacation spot. The valley is made up of the Kathmandu District, Lalitpur District and Bhaktapur District and there are different places to visit in these three districts. Here are the list of things to do and places to visit in Kathmandu. 
•    Pashupati Area
•    Thamel
•    Hanumandhoka Durbar Square
•    Bauddhanath Stupa
•    Swaymbhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple)
•    Mountain Flight
•    Garden of Dreams
•    Pilgrims Book House
•    Narayanhiti Palace Museum
•    Shivapuri trek
•    Budanilkantha
•    Balaju Water Garden


2.    Lukla: 
Lukla is a town in the Khumbu area of the Solukhumbu District located in the Sagarmatha Zone. It is famous for to observe Mount Everest. The word “Lukla” means place with many goats and sheep. The Lukla Airport is the most dangerous airport of the world a huge mountain with the smallest runway one has ever seen. 


3.    Phakding:
Phakding is a small village located in the Khumbu area of Nepal. It lies in the Dudh Kosi river valley just north of Lukla and south of Monjo. It is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979. While trekking the visitors can witness their first suspension bridge which is decorated by prayer flags and a spectacular view of the valley and can witness glistening Mt. Thamserku (6618 m). 
 
4.    Namche Bazaar:
Namche Bazaar is the gateway to Mount Everest. Namche is the main trading center and hub for the Khumbu region with many Nepalese officials, a police check, post and a bank. Namche is the most expensive place in Nepal.  

•    Sagarmatha National Park Visitor's Centre, located at the top end of the village off the Tengboche provides information on the wildlife of the area. 
•    Museum of Sherpa Life, located above the village off the Tengboche trail that presents Sherpa culture and the fauna and flora of the particular region.
•    Namche Library. A small library with good selection of English books, though they cannot be taken off the premises.
•    Namche Monastery, located off the Thame which is a small monastery in the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. It has pleasant courtyard and some traditional frescoes on wall of the main shrine.


5.    Tengboche: 
Tengboche is the name of a large monastery and the village which is situated in Khumbu. Tengboche might be the first place on your trek that you have a clear view of Mount Everest along with Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kongde Ri.

•    The monastery can be visited, but filming or photographing is only permitted after receiving special permission to do so. 
•    The Eco-center located outside the main monastery gate. The center offers a permanent exhibition of Sherpa culture, a gift shop, and a small cinema (a film on Sherpa culture and Tengboche Monastery is shown every half hour).
    

6.    Dingboche:
Dingboche is a relatively large village in Khumbu, located between Pangboche and Chukhung. It is above the tree line, and so lacks the greenery of the villages below.
•    In Dingboche, we will see beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals.
•     The visitors can observe three of the world's six highest peaks, Mt Lhotse, Mt Makalu and Mt Cho Yu, Cholatse and Taboche along with imja khola. (River) 


7.    Duglha:
At duglha the visitors can observe or witness the tip of Mt Nuptse from here as well as Mt Cholatse, Mt Thamserku, and several other magnificent peaks. Spending a night in Duglha is ideal for acclimatization purposes. 


8.    Gorak Shep:
Gorak Shep lies in a dry lake bed with no greenery and undergrowth. The land is not suitable for any kind of cultivation therefore it is also known as ‘Dead Raven’. 
•    From Gorak Shep, most tours go for day excursions to Kala Pattar and Everest Base CampEverest Base Camp is reached within about 3 hours from Gorak Shep. Camping there requires a special permit, therefore most trekkers only go for a day trip to the camp.


9.    Everest Base Camp:
Everest Base Camp Trek is a core of Khumbu district and astonishing terminus for mountaineering in getting to an elevation of 5357m, which is a huge achievement. The spectacular view of sceneries and the breathtaking views of majestic mountains includes Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Ama Dablam among others are frequent rewards throughout the Everest Base Camp trek.  The trek further provides the opportunities to go sightseeing around Sagarmatha National Park, a world heritage site that is home to a variety of Himalayan floras and faunas where the trekker’s can witness the air streams through the wonderful woodland of rhododendron, magnolia and firs. Wild animal like Musk Deer, Deer, Blue sheep, Thar , snow leopard etc., can find different species of Birds like Danphe , Munal , Kalij Himalayan Pheasant adds more color during your trek.


10.    Kala Pathhar: 
 Kala Pattar is a small peak that can be reached within about 1 1/2 hours from Gorak Shep. 
•    It can be ascended without a climbing permit, and provides truly spectacular views of Mount Everest. The trekker’s day is spent climbing Mt. KalaPatthar at an altitude of 5555meters. 
•    The climb is challenging but the mountaineers can observe the most magnificent mountain panorama of Everest, the highest point at 8848 meters along with Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. 


11.    Pheriche:
Pheriche is a hamlet situated in the Khumbu region of Nepal. 
•    It is located beyond the Tsola River and is a famous stop for trekkers and climbers as primary hospital is operated in Pheriche under the auspices of the Himalayan Rescue Association which is headquartered in Kathmandu. 
•    The hospital is accessible only during the two trekking/climbing seasons (March-May and November-December). Although the hospital was built with Japanese support in 1975, it is operated by Nepalese and physicians from different parts of the world. 


12.    Kyangjuma:
•    The visitors can observe the wildlife such as mountain goats, snow leopards, and colourful pheasants while passing through the forest by the trail.
•     Similarly they get an opportunity to witness the majestic mountains like Ama-dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest.


13.    Monjo:
Monjo is at lower altitude in the Everest region compare to the other places where the visitors can enjoy the combo of open plains, rhododendron and pine forests, and in the distant background Kwangde peak.
•    The trekker’s can amble through the Sherpa villages where one can notice impressive display of faith in Buddhism and cultural practices associated with it as prayer stones dot the landscape and prayer flags flap in the wind. 
•    Dhud Koshi River is crossed three times through the prayer flags strewn suspension bridges and also cross one of its tributary, Thado Koshi.

Annapurna Circuit Route Description

All Information about Annapurna Circuit Route


Annapurna Circuit is considered as one of the preeminent trekking route in the entire world that loops about the splendid majestic Annapurna mountain range and shares the incredible experience that any trekking trails offers.  The highest point of the trek is Thorungla pass at the top of the valley at 5416m high which is challenging. Due to the difficulties of crossing the pass, the trekking path is generally trekked in a counter clockwise direction. This trekking trace was unlocked in early 1980s for the traveler’s. The trek drives through the clear pristine Marshyangdi river valley which carries the traveler’s to the base of Gangapurna Mountain at Manang valley where the travelers is surrounded by the enthralling snowcapped mountain peaks, rhododendron forests, beautiful landscapes, local villages and people who will share their culture and lifestyles, pilgrimage sites, wildlife’s and beautiful sceneries which are more beautiful. The Annapurna Circuit Trek will be guided and assisted by the staff throughout the journey. The trek begins from Khudi after about 8 to 9 hours of drive from Kathmandu, the initial days of the trek involves walking through rice farms, forests and friendly villages in the lower realms of the Annapurna Conservation Area. The trek can be completed in 21 days or if the traveler’s want a short route trek, it will take 14 to 16 days depending on the time. 
The trekking offers various places to visit. Here are the list of the places and the major tourist attraction of those places. 

•    Kathmandu:
Kathmandu was considered to be the enchanted, obscure, mystical and harmonious valley enclosed with majestic mountains. Currently, the soul city has become a heart for travelers as an emerging vacation spot. 
1.    The valley is made up of the Kathmandu District, Lalitpur District and Bhaktapur District and there are different places to visit in these three districts. The vibrant Kathmandu valley is a fusion of inexhaustible pre-historic construction, ancient shrines, chaotic alleys, galleries and museums, monasteries along with a boundlessly captivating backdrop of majestic mountains, beautiful flowers, city full of wheat garden and breathtaking sceneries. 
2.     The inflaming city has plenty of sights to keep one occupied for a week or even more. Numerous scenic and appealing localities and towns enclosing the city present ultimate destinations for diminutive treks.
3.     The three districts is relatively advanced in relation of well-being and accessibility of hotels and motels, pub, restaurants and cafe, workshops and casinos. Transportation, communication and medical facilities are easily available and reasonably priced. Shopaholic people may acquire extra ordinary gifts and mementos from a fascinating collections of objects. 


•    Besisahar and Khudi:
Besisahar is the starting point of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. The visitor can witness the local village and people, cultural diversity, dense forest and majestic mountains such as Annapurna, Machhapuchre, and Lamjung. Marsyangdi Khola River flows through the Besisahar towards Khudi village.  Khudi offers us a first glimpse of the gorgeous Manaslu range.


•    Siurung:
Siurung is a picturesque village situated in Lamung district. The territory of this village is similar to Khudi. The visitors can see rare animals and birds like red-billed blue magpie and snow leopard and can also witness suspension bridge, vegetation’s and majestic mountains. The visitors can also visit the gumba where they can observe the entire siurung village.  Lodge and teahouse are available for visitors in Siurung village and most people living in Siurung are from Gurung community.


•    Chamje:
Chamje is a lovely place where visitor can relax and chill in hot springs water. A waterfall at Chamje is more famous among the people and tourists who come to Chamje. Tourist who wants to have some adventure in their life can enjoy Canoying in the Marsyangdi River. A 140 m/459.3 ft high waterfall is the last step before leaving behind you this gorgeous and pristine Canyon.


•    Dharapani:
Dharapani trail is an uphill path, a Tibetan village, followed by Dangyung, a small Tibetan settlement shortly afterwards. The visitors can observe the dense forest, cross bridges over tributaries and at the foot of a waterfall ascend steep stone steps to reach the new trail to Chame.


•    Chame:
Chame is the district headquarter of Manang valley. Chame which is situated close to the Nepal-Tibet border, offers tremendous opportunities due to its rich natural flora and fauna. Three tracks start from here. The first, via Thorangla, Muktinath, and Mustang to Lhasa—a journey that takes four days; the second via Naur Khola and Naurgaon, which takes five days to Lhasa; and finally the third via Larkiya bazar, which is the one most commonly used by the people of Central Nepal.


•    Pisang:
Pisang Peak is in the picturesque Manang Region of the eastern Annapurnas. The Peak towers above the yak pastures of Pisang Village (3,185m) and the rock-strewn torrent of the Marshyangdi.   It angles up pretty consistently to the apex forming a pyramid shape, with the route to the summit being from the southwest.


•    Manang:
Manang is a unique village with a compact collection of 500 flat-roofed houses separated by narrow alley ways. To reach a doorway you must ascend a steep log notched with steps. The setting of the village is most dramatic, with the summits of Annapurna and Gangapurna less than 8 km away, and a huge ice fall rumbling and crashing on the flanks of the peaks. Gompa at Manang and Braga are well worth visiting. The travelers can visit at the Himalayan Rescue Association where they can get some ideas about Mountain Sickness.


•    Thorang La :
Thorong La or Thorung La is a mountain pass that is situated as the highest pass in the world with an altitude of 5,416 meters (17,769 ft.) above sea level in the Damodar Himal, north of the Annapurna Himal, in central Nepal. The pass is located on a path which joins the village of Manang in the Manang District to the east, with the temple of Muktinath and the nearby village of Ranipauwa, in the Mustang District to the west.


•    Muktinath: 
Muktinath is famous for its pilgrimage or a sacred place especially for Hindus and Buddhists. The trekker’s can enjoy the beautiful ladscape around. The temple belongs to lord Vishnu and it is also venerated as Aalokitesvara (the deity of compassion by the Buddhists).  The temple is located at the base of Thorang-la Pass, which is the most challenging and the favorite places of High altitude trekkers which signifies a perfect model of perception between the two religions. 


•    Marpha
Marpha is considered to be a good place visitor can witness the Tibetan style monastery and the main street is filled with shops. The palce is very pleasant and enjoyable. The visitor can also observe the wonderful view of Nilgiri on one side and Dhaulagiri on the other.  There is a path up to Dhaulagiri base camp from the village. Similarly, Marpha is famous for its Apple brandy. 


•    Tatopani
Taopani which is known as hot water springs is said that taking a steam bath in the hot springs cures paralysis, rheumatism and other diseases relating to bone, joints, skin, etc. The local people repeatedly celebrate festivals in which they take bath and drink the water as the water is said to be rich in phosphorus and salt


•    Ghorepani, Tadapani, Ghandruk
This is one of the most famous and adventurous Pokhara trekking which can be done in four to five days. 
1.The trek begins from nayapul and eventually trek to Tikhedhunga on a nice dirt road alongside beautiful river stream. The trekker’s can witness the natural beauty of landscape and local villages. 
2.And on the second day the trek begins from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani and this trek is considered to be the most difficult trek. The first part of the trek is a steep upward walk for about 2 Hrs on the stone paved steps is a daring adventure early in the morning at ulleri village. The visitor can witness the beautiful scenery throughout their journey. 
3.Wake up early morning at 4am an hour hike to Poonhill (3195m) with the help of the stick & flash light where you can enjoy the Panoramic Mountain Views & beautiful Sunrise view. Then after an hour Trek down to Ghorepani and have Breakfast then start your 6 hrs Trek to Tadapani. The patj climbs along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali. 
4.Trek start to Ghandruk after the Breakfast. After 4hrs descent Trek to Big Gurung Village called Ghandruk. It is the most interesting tribal Gurung village in Nepal, which provides Gorkha soldiers. It has excellent close -up views of Annapurna South, Machhapurchhe and Himachuli. There is an ACAP office that provides information about its different activities.
5.Enjoy a beautiful forest trek to the amazingly stunning Gurung village of Ghandruk and explore the ethnic village for a bit. Have your lunch there and later, trek to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara and stay overnight in Pokhara.  


•    Pokhara
Pokhara has an exclusive, irreplaceable and several tourism attractions and is the hub for the visitors holidaying at the serene place with enthralling backdrops.  Pokhara is an incredible place of natural beauty of the countryside which is sited at an altitude of 827m from the sea level and 200km west of Kathmandu valley, the city is known as a center of adventure. The Pokhara is a land of splendid natural beauty capped by majestic mountains, pristine and shimmering lakes, vivacious green hills, narrow alleys, local villages and warm hearted inhabitants. The fascinating city proffers various magnificent lakes, sunrise from Sarangkot, waterfall, white peace gumba (Peace Stupa), caves, museums and exquisite panoramic views of Himalayan Range (Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Machhapuchre and Manaslu) which fills the place with magic.

Popular Trekking in Pokhara

Popular Tours and Places in Pokhara


Pokhara is a beautiful lake city with a thrilling views of splendid mountains on its horizon. The paradise city Pokhara is a trekker's paradise which provides several short treks ranging from one day to many days, exactly as many days as you like. A Pokhara trek will provide you majestic views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchare, Nilgiri, Manaslu and some other mountains and beautiful hill villages inhabited by affable and gracious people.


•    Pokhara to Sarangkot Trek:
Sarangkot is the extremely popular tourist destination where the an individual can witness the magnificent  view of the Pokhara Valley and range of mountains located on the outskirts of Pokhara city at 1592m high.
1.    You can amble/hike/cycle to Sarangkot which takes about 3-5 hours depending on an individual. 
2.    The mountains you will be witnessing from Sarangkot are Dhaulagiri (8167m), Machhapuchhare (6993m) and, Annapurna II (8,091m).
3.    Sarangkot is also popular for observing the sunrise. 


•    Pokhara to Dhampus Trek:
1.    The trekking begins from Phedi to Dhampus .The Dhampus village is prominent for a view of spectacular view of Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri and other peaks. Lodges are easily accessible at Dhamus to spend the night. 
2.    On the second day we trek back again to Pokhara which is evenly gratifying and entertaining. This trek can be drawn out for one more day if the visitor want to stopover Sarangkot, instead of Phedi.


•    Pokhara to Australian Base Camp Trek:
Trekking to Australian base camp offers stunning views of the Central Himalayas and is highly recommended pokhara trekking. The walk in the bottom of Mountain Annapurna offers a chance to observe villages, local people and their culture and lifestyles. 
1.    The altitude does not reach over 2000 meters and it is an easy trek. 
2.    The weather is quite warm except in December and January and snow is not expected. 
3.    The path is very much used by local people and traders and there are many tea shops dotted along the track l with the famous Machhapuchare peak in backdrop.  


•    Pokhara to Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek:
This is one of the most famous and adventurous Pokhara trekking which can be done in four to five days.
1.    The trek begins from nayapul and eventually trek to Tikhedhunga on a nice dirt road alongside beautiful river stream. The trekker’s can witness the natural beauty of landscape and local villages. 
2.    And on the second day the trek begins from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani and this trek is considered to be the most difficult trek. The first part of the trek is a steep upward walk for about 2 Hrs on the stone paved steps is a daring adventure early in the morning at ulleri village. The visitor can witness the beautiful scenery throughout their journey. 
3.    Wake up early morning at 4am an hour hike to Poonhill (3195m) with the help of the stick & flash light where you can enjoy the Panoramic Mountain Views & beautiful Sunrise view. Then after an hour Trek down to Ghorepani and have Breakfast then start your 6 hrs Trek to Tadapani. The patj climbs along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali. 
4.    Trek start to Ghandruk after the Breakfast. After 4hrs descent Trek to Big Gurung Village called Ghandruk. It is the most interesting tribal Gurung village in Nepal, which provides Gorkha soldiers. It has excellent close -up views of Annapurna South, Machhapurchhe and Himachuli. There is an ACAP office that provides information about its different activities.
5.    Enjoy a beautiful forest trek to the amazingly stunning Gurung village of Ghandruk and explore the ethnic village for a bit. Have your lunch there and later, trek to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara and stay overnight in Pokhara.  


•    Begnas Hiking:
Begnas is another beautiful, pristine, crystal clear waters which is clean and peaceful lake in Pokhara valley.  
1.    The Begnas region has picturesque hill village and have good resorts by the lake. 
2.    The Begnas region offers excellent hiking opportunities on the surrounding hills.
3.    These hikes offer superb mountain views and beautiful hill villages. 


The Pokhara city is a center of adventure. There are several options of activities and things to do in Pokhara from paragliding and boating, to hiking, trekking or white water rafting. Here are the list of adventurous thing to do: 
•    Paragliding
•    Sky-diving Pokhara
•    Parahawking
•    Water Ball Sports
•    Zip-Flyer
•    Bungee
•    Sky tour gliding (Ultra-light)
•    Rafting and Kayaking
•    Boating
•    Mountain Biking
•    Horse Riding