Annapurna Region

Annapurna Region

ANNAPURNA REGION

Annapurna Region lies on north west of Nepal with long mountain ranges start west of Manasalu to west Mt.Dhaulagiri. The region is one of most popular destination for trekkers due to different experiences together with adventure, culture & spirit of Himalaya. It is a rare combination of long arrays of snow-capped peaks, crystal clear lakes, and turbulent rivers with deep gorges, Tibetan monasteries, hot-springs, and picturesque villages inhabited by simple and friendly ethnic people. The Kali Gandaki George, the deepest in the world and the Lake Tilicho 4919 m, the highest lake in the world, is located here. One can easily attract by the spectacular panorama of Nepal’s central Himalaya, the Annapurna, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. The famous sacred “fishtail” mountain is an added advantage to this region. Most of the trekking to this region starts from the famous tourist destination, Pokhara, also known as dreamland of Nepal and is famous for its lake sitting the front row center to one of the most beautiful Himalayan panoramas in the world. This trekking will be allowing you to reach up to the elevation of 5416 m. The region is rich on flora & fauna, there are sub-tropical lowland forests of oak, bamboo and rhododendron in the south to the high alpine meadows and windswept desert plateaus in the north. The region is habitat of pica, blue sheep and Himalayan Tahr.

The major trekking destinations in Annapurna region are Round Annapurna with Throng la, Tilicho Lake with Metsokanto Pass, Holy pilgrimage site Muktinath with Jomsom, Nar phu valley, Manang, Upper part of Manang, Punhill & Ethnic villages, Annapurna Base camp,Mt. Fishtail Base camp, Mardi Himal Base camp & Shorts trekking around Pokhara. The trekking program can be design as per the experience, interest & holidays ranging from lowland easy village trek to adventurous technical high pass trek.

WEATHER CONDITIONS IN NEPAL HIMALAYA

The condition of weather in Himalaya Range depends up on arrival of monsoon. For advance trek on Annapurna,Everest, Langtang, Makalu, Kanchenjunga & Manasalu regions are suggested on (March – June) & (September – November). Soft village treks & short trek around Kathmandu and Pokhara can be operated around the year. The trekking in Himalaya shadow zone like upper mustang, Upper Dolpo & Humla can be operated even in rainy season (June – October), After October the region become cold as compare with other region.

MEALS

We provide hygienic foods for all trekking teams which stimulate your appetite despite frequent altitude induced loss of appetite ,Breakfast includes porridge and cereal followed by eggs (fried, boiled poached or omelets) and either bread or chapattis with jam, honey, peanut butter etc. Lunch starts with juice and may include chips, rice, lentils, vegetables, salad, sandwiches, beans, tinned fish and tinned meat. Dessert is usually fresh/tinned fruit and tea. The evening meal always starts with soup (often with a healthy dose of garlic to aid acclimatization) accompanied by poppadums, popcorn or prawn crackers. The main meal varies from local style– Dal Bhat (rice and lentils with an onion and vegetable sauce), Yak stew, momos etc. to western style – yak burgers, chips, pasta, pizza & Dessertsare equally appealing and include apple pie, cake, custard etc. In T- house or Lodge trek we provide all meals from menu of locals.

STAFFS & TIPPING

We provide you highly experience guides with government license for mountaineering, skillful high altitude cook with helpers, assistance sherpas to settle camps, Nepali Mountain group Leader( Depends up on group size), Liaison officer ( Government ) & Essential porters, yaks or pony as per program. All the staffs will be well equipped & has insurance from local insurance company. We suggest our group to handover TIPS or BONUS for our staffs after the trip.

FLIGHTS

The domestic flights are dependable on weather condition, in some case we may stuck for long days in Himalayan airports Like Lukla, Jufal, Tumlingtar, Jomsom etc on that case we can arrange Helicopter but the cost will be extra. The accommodation before & after trip will be as per program so if there will be any extra cost you need to pay us directly.

TRANSPORTATION

We provide all private transportation in Kathmandu which depends up on the group size but if in case you want to use transportation in mountain rough road, it is not possible to arrange private transportation but we can arrange reserve local transportation as per program.

ESSENTIAL ITEM FOR TREKKING IN NEPAL

Large duffel bag, Bag lock, Sandals, Watch, Camera w/batteries and extra film, Binoculars, Passport (copies of passport photos), Book, Notebook w/pencil (business cards and Postcards/photos from home), Carry-on or small duffel bag fanny pack/ money belt / passport bag.

TREKKING CLOTHING ITEM

Light weight trekking pants, Light weight turtle neck shirts (P/C), Expedition Shirt (P/C),Poly propylene liner socks (thin) , Short loop stitch wool blend socks, Sun glasses (100% UV Protection), Trekking cap / baseball cap, Water bottles w/insulated pouch, Sunscreen (SPF 25 or greater), Lip Balm (w/ SPF 30 sunscreen), Bandanna,Nylon clothes line cord, Large insulated mug, Lighter, Sewing kit (small), Toiletries: (soap / shampoo / tooth brush toilet paper / make-up).

FOOD / HYGINE ITEMS

Herbal tea – Hot Chocolate, Personal snack food, Gatorade / Lemonade mix packets, Anti-bacterial waterless soap scrub, Water Filter / Purifier, Handi-Wipes, Small garbage bags , Disposable ear plugs.

MEDICLAL ITEMS

1. First Aid kit w/blistertreatment items 2. Lomotil / Immodium (diarrhea Control) 3. Cold / Sinus medication 4.Aspirin / Tylenol / Ibuprofen 5. Cough Drops (sore throat lozenges) 6. Pepto-Bismal(tablets) 7. Vitamin C tablets 8. Acetaminophen / Paracetamol fever) 9. Diamox / Acetazolamide (ACM) 10. Actifed (sinusinfection / decongestant) 11. Amoxillin (infections) 12. Ciprofloxin(bacterial dysentery) 13. Tinidazole(giardia / amoebas) 14. Codeinetablets 15. DesitineCream 16. Basic First Aid Kit

CLIMBING / TREKKING CLOTHING ITEM

1. Polypropylene / Capilenethermal bottom 2. Polypropylene / Capilene thermal top3. Fleece shirt (thin layer) 4. Fleece jacket 5. Fleece pant (heavier, 200 Polar-Tex) 6. Expedition Down jacket (long) 7. Gore-Tex waterproof pants (shell) 8. Gore-Tex waterproof jacket (shell) 9. Ski Cap 10. Glove liners (Polypropylene) 11. Fleece Gloves (thin) 12. Heavy Climbing Gloves w/cuff 13. Gaiters

RENTAL ITEMS FOR PEAK CLIMBING

1. 1 pair Plastic climbing boots 2. Ascenders (Jumar) 3. Crampons 4. Carabineers 5. Figure of eight descender

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS [PERSONAL CHOICE ITEMS]

1. Down sweater (Replaces down jacket) 2. Therma-rest chair adapter 3. Balaclava 4. Ski goggles 5. Insect repellent 6.Sink stopper

Cancellation of Trekking in Nepal:

Program cancelled within 45 days of the start of the tour program no cancellation charge

Program cancelled within 30 days – 15 % of the given cost

Program cancelled within 21 days- 20% of the given cost

Program cancelled within 7 days- 30% of the given cost

After arrival in Nepal : 100% of the given cost

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