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Overview

This exciting trek around the Annapurna range takes you to some of the exciting places in earth like the famous Thorang la Pass (5416 m) and some of the most beautiful villages of communities like Gurung, Magar, Thakali and Tamangs in Nepal. Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most popular and clichéd treks in the world that takes you to the world’s tenth highest mountain, the Annapurna. It has diverse altitude variations that are hard to see anywhere else on the globe. As the altitude varies, so does the culture and lifestyle of the people.

As part of the trip, you will be doing a two/three day community project in a village school with our partner REACH for Nepal Foundation (RFN). More information will be available on the project a month before you travel.

Core Details

Cost AUD $3,190 per person twin share
Departure Dates 24 Mar 2018
Trip Duration 19 days ex Kathmandu (24th Arrive in Kathmandu)
Group size Maximum 12 travellers in the group + support staff
Style Trekking & Community Rebuild
Single Supplement AUD $350 extra, might not be available while trekking
   

 

Itinerary

DayActivityMeals
Day 1, 24th Mar Arrive Kathmandu  
Day 2, 25th Mar Kathmandu Sightseeing - Monkey Temple & Bhaktapur B
Day 3, 26th Mar Kathmandu to Bagarchapp (2160m) – Long drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar and then off-road to Bagarchapp. It will be a long day. B, L, D
Day 4, 27th Mar Bagarchapp to Chame (2670m) – 14 kms and generally uphill today. Trek from Bagarchhap to Chame and watch as the scenery changes to more Alpine surroundings. Breathe in the fresh mountain air. B, L, D
Day 5, 28th Mar Chame to Pisang (3300m) – 14 kms and generally uphill today too. Leaving the village of Chame behind, walk out past the prayer wheels and cross wide rivers and pine forests on the way to Pisang. B, L, D
Day 6, 29th Mar Pisang to Manang (3540m) – 12 kms, Cross the Marsyandi River on the way out to Manang. Fascinating Buddhist monasteries on the way before arriving at Manang, the largest village in the area. Stop in Manang overnight. B, L, D
Day 7, 30th Mar Manang Rest Day (3540m) - The dramatic setting of Manang makes for a pleasant rest and acclimatization day with the added benefit of hot showers. The best way to acclimatize is to do some high climbing then return to the lower altitude of Manang for sleeping. B, L, D
Day 8, 31st Mar Manang to Tilicho Base Camp (4535m) Today we go head towards Tilicho Base Camp on the way to Tilicho Lake, one of the hightest lakes in the world. We climb a vertical height of around 1,000 meters B, L, D
Day 9, 1st Apr Early morning walk to Tilicho Lake (4900m) and back to Tilicho Base Camp B, L, D
Day 10, 2nd Apr Tilicho Base Camp to Yak Kharka (4110m) A little downhill today to Yak Kharka. Easy day before final push to Thorong-La B, L, D
Day 11, 3rd Apr Yak Kharka to Throng Phedi (4450m) About 5 kms walk today to Phedi via pastures of grazing yak and streams before arriving at Phedi. B, L, D
Day 12, 4th Apr Phedi to Muktinath via Throngla Pass 5416m – It’s about 13km today, final push to the pass and then gentle walk to Muktinath (3800m). The views are just amazing B, L, D
Day 13, 5th Apr Muktinath to Jomson (2800m)–Today you will visit the Muktinath Temple, an important Hindu Shrine before making your way to Jomsom. You will lose 1000 meters today, a beautiful day to walk B, L, D
Day 14, 6th Apr Fly to Pokhara, Rest Day B
Day 15, 7th Apr Community Project B, L, D
Day 16, 8th Apr Community Project B, L, D
Day 17, 9th Apr Pokhara, Rest Day B
Day 18, 10th Apr Fly to Kathmandu, Farewell Dinner B, D
Day 19, 11th Apr Fly to Australia B

Inclusions

  •  All breakfasts, lunch and dinner while camping and trekking only
  •  Airport transfers on arrival and departure
  •  Domestic flights where mentioned
  •  Accommodation throughout the tour
  •  Expert bilingual guide
  •  Group medical kit
  •  Private transportation
  •  All park entrance fees and trekking permits (passport photos may be required)
  •  Porters and porters' insurance
  •  Farewell dinner with cultural dance

Exclusions

  •  Single supplement AU $350 extra
  •  Lunch and dinner when in Pokhara and Kathmandu
  •  Beverages when trekking in the mountains
  •  Personal equipment and clothing
  •  Protective gloves for working on the building site
  •  Fees to heritage sites in Kathmandu
  •  Travel insurance and Nepal visa fees
  •  All expenses of a personal nature
  •  Tips to porter/guides

Suitability

Community Project

  •  A positive attitude is more important than your level of strength or physical ability,
  •  There is no pressure during the project but you should be prepared for four to six hours of physical labour each day while working on the school building activity.

Trekking Grade - Strenuous

Strenuous trek should be undertaken by those who have previous experience of mountaineering and climbing. It engrosses with an elevation between 4,500m to 5,500m so it is the toughest type of trekking as you need 12 to 14 days of 7 to 8 hours of walking on foot per day through wild country with high passes. For anything of this level of trek, you need to have strong physical fitness which is very important factors for the trip. The trek is significantly towards higher altitudes and remote area.

 

Reach for Nepal Foundation

The Reach for Nepal Foundation was established after the devastating earthquakes in the region in April 2015. With the support of local communities and the people of Canberra, we are now able to provide practical and financial assistance to rural Nepalese communities affected by the earthquake.

We use our strong cultural ties and detailed knowledge of Nepal to identify and support projects that contribute to rebuilding schools and villages.

The funds that you contribute will directly assist us to fund our various projects. Find more information about the projects at www.reachfornepal.org

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