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Annapurna Adventure

Trip Length

Trip Code

10 days PHAV
Min Altitude Max Altitude
800 2860

Countries Visited

Nepal

Start City

End City

Kathmandu Kathmandu
Annapurna Adventure

This accessible Annapurna trek showcases the cultural and physical diversity of the most beautiful corner of Nepal. The lodge-based trek takes in terraced hillsides, picturesque villages and rhododendron forests, all with the constant backdrop of the magnificent Himalaya. We walk through magnificent rhododendron forest to Ghorepani which offers a spectacular panorama of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Range from Pun Hill before we continue on to Tadapani.  Views of the ‘fishtail’ peak Machhapuchhare and Annapurna South dominate the skyline as we trek via Shyauli Bazaar to Ghandruk, before we return to Pokhara to relax by beautiful Phewa Lake before flying back to Kathmandu.

Annapurna Adventure


Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu

Accommodation: Shangri La Hotel or similar, Kathmandu

Activities:

Day 2: Kathmandu

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Shangri La Hotel or similar, Kathmandu

Activities:

Day 3: Upper Tirkedunga (1540m)

Travel time: Flight time: approx 30 min; driving time: approx 1.5 hours

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Local guesthouse , Bandipur

Activities:

Day 4: Ghorepani (2860m)

Accommodation: Local guesthouse , Bandipur

Activities:

Day 5: Tadapani (2450m)

Accommodation: Local guesthouse , Bandipur

Activities:

Day 6: Ghandruk (1990m)

Accommodation: Local guesthouse , Bandipur

Activities:

Day 7: Pokhara

Travel time: driving time: approx 1 hour.5 hours

Accommodation: Barahi Hotel or similar, Pokhara

Activities:

Day 8: Pokhara

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Barahi Hotel or similar, Pokhara

Activities:

Day 9: Kathmandu

Travel time: Flight time: approx 30 min

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Shangri La Hotel or similar, Kathmandu

Activities:

Day 10: Kathmandu

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Activities:


Your Trip

What to know

A good level of fitness is required. You will be trekking on hilly terrain, generally on well-defined paths, walking about 2-5 hours per day. Altitudes may exceed 2000 metres.

What's Included

• The services of an expert English-speaking local tour leader throughout the tour, and local guides at some sites.

• Return local flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

• 5-day trek with comfortable lodge accommodation, generally in twin-share rooms with beds with comfortable foam mattresses and pillows.

• Porterage on trek.

• Trek Pack while on trek valued at over US$500 – kitbag, high quality sleeping bag designed for sub-zero temperatures, inner sheet and high-altitude jacket.

• Sightseeing (and entrance fees where applicable) in Kathmandu including Bodhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath and the holy Bagmati River.

• Time to unwind beside Lake Phewa in Pokhara.

• Kathmandu airport arrival transfer and transfers on Day 3 and Day 9.

• Transfer by private bus to the starting point of the trek at Lumle and back to Pokhara at the end of the trek.

Summary of accommodation, transport & meals

Transport

Accommodation

Meals

Equipment Included

Not Included

International flights, airport departure taxes, airport departure transfer, visas, insurance, meals not listed, any optional tours and activities during free time, camera fees, excess baggage charges, showers on trek (if available), tips or gratuities and items of a personal nature.

Please allow US$360 for meals.

Optional Extras

We have chosen some great optional activities to enhance your travel experience. You will need to cover any additional costs yourself. For group trips, speak to your leader if you are interested in any of the following:


What to know

Vaccinations

Vaccinations may be required for this trip. Please talk to your doctor about the up-to-date information for this region.  We're travel experts, not doctors and defer to the medicos when it comes to inoculations.

Visas and Permits

Please ensure that you have all required visas for your trip – this is your responsibility. Rules and regulations governing the issuance of visas are constantly changing, and vary for different nationalities and you should check visa requirements with your travel agent or relevant consular authority well before travel.

Nepal
Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveller. The visa requirements for your trip vary depending on where you are from and where you are going. As a general rule most countries expect that you will have at least 6 months' validity on your passport. On arrival visitors may be asked to present return tickets and evidence of means to cover your intended stay. We keep the following information up to date as much as possible, but rules do change - it's important that you check for yourself. Residents from other countries must consult the relevant embassies or your travel agent. All foreign nationals (except Indians) require a visa to enter Nepal. Visas are obtainable from embassies abroad, the International airport, or on arrival at the India / Nepal border. Getting a visa at the airport can sometimes take time due to long queues. There have been instances when passengers were asked to show return flight tickets. You will also need to provide two passport photos and the following approximate fees in US dollars cash only: - Multi entry visa valid for 15 days - US$25 - Multi entry visa valid for 30 days - US$40 - Multi entry visa valid for 90 days - US$100 Please note if you are staying in Nepal for less than 24 hours while in transit a transit visa can be issued on presentation of your international flight ticket, there is a nominal charge of US$5 and one photo is required. Your visa application form may require you to state the dates on which you enter and exit that country. Please note we suggest you list your date of entry a few days before, and date of exit a few days after, your intended dates in case you encounter any delays or problems en route. To help calculate the exact dates of these crossings we have found the website: www.timeanddate.com to be very useful.

Insurance

You are required to have travel insurance before heading off on a Peregrine trip. Insurance can be organised by your Peregrine representative or your travel agent.

Responsible Travel

Our Responsible Travel ethos is at the heart of everything we do, from getting the basics right like respecting local cultures and the environment, to initiating projects that make positive contributions to communities, to our staff’s fundraising efforts and offsetting our carbon emissions.
Please visit our Responsible Travel (http://www.peregrineadventures.com/rt) page for more information.

Customs and Culture

Our Pre Departure Information or Travel Dossier (provided upon booking a trip) provides tips on how you can show respect for the local customs and culture in the country you are travelling in. Your leader will also help steer you though the complexities of local cultural norms.

Pre Departure Information
The information listed above is a brief description of some things you may need to consider when booking a trip. Once a tour is booked you will be provided with a link to your Travel Dossier which will contain detailed Pre Departure information.

Further Reading

Nepal

For good general guides to Nepal, India, Tibet and Bhutan, the Lonely Planet guide-books are very helpful. (They even have phrase-books which are very handy.) There are numerous books written about the Himalaya. Check your local library, new and old book-shops, and also the Internet can provide useful information on books to read. Kathmandu has many excellent bookshops where many of the books below can be found.

Travellers Tales and Guides Nepal Lonely Planet Guide: - (Hugh Finlay, Richard Everist, Tony Wheeler)

Tiger for Breakfast-Peissel-1966 Schoolhouse in the Sky-Hillary-1968

When Men and Mountains Meet-Keay-1977

Kathmandu-Kelly-1989

Many People Come, Looking, Looking Rowell-1980

Natural History Birds of Nepal-Fleming-1976

Forests of Nepal-Stainton-1972

Stones of Silence-Schaller-1980

Heart of the Jungle-Gurung Himalayan Flowers and Trees-Meirow/Shreshta-1978

Mountaineering Into Thin Air-Krakauer-1997

Everest the Hard Way-Bonnington-1976

White Limbo-Hall-1985 Annapurna-Herzog-1952

Ascent of Everest-Hunt-1953

The Climb-Anatoli Boukreev Left for Dead-Beck Weathers


Important Information

Local Emergency Contacts In the case of a genuine crisis or emergency Peregrine’s Nepal office please contact +977 14371 927 during business hours or after hours on +977 9851 082 775

INTERNAL FLIGHTS: EU clients please see our safety page for important information regarding internal flights in Nepal.

About this Information

The information provided here is given in good faith and has been compiled with all reasonable care. However, things change and some of the information may become out of date. Please keep this in mind when you read it and check with us if you want to be sure about something. The document was correct at time of printing, but you can check online for the most up to date version.  If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff in Australia. We are here to help you!

Last Updated

20 January 2014


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