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Annapurna Trek - World' s most famous basecamp

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  • Trek to world' s most famous basecamp. Enjoy a beautiful walk to Annapurna basecamp with our friendly team.
  • Short - inexpensive treks to this famous and exciting part of Nepal. 
  • Visit world famous exotic lakeside town of Pokhara.
  • We are available to help you buy & rent - hire inexpensive trekking gear, equipment, clothing, & boots.
  • Completing this trek qualifies you for Island Peak, Mount Elbrus, Everest Glacier School & Mera Peak.
  • Looking for a different style of trek. Try our ABC Tibet Trek or Remote Nepal Service Trek.
  • New Flexible Date Option: arrive anytime at your convenience.
Cost: 
  • Annapurna Sunrise, Poon Hill Trek - 5 days = $1,300 
  • Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 7 days = $1,450
  • Annapurna Circuit Trek - 10 days = $1,700,
  • Chulu East Trek Peak - 17 days = $2,300
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Annapurna Trek Nepal Programme Description

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Annapurna Trek Nepal Programme Description:

  • The Annapurna Sunrise Trek, also famously known as Poon Hill Trek, is a relatively easy walk meandering through villages and rhododendron forests. This invigorating trek reveals some of the best views of the Himalayas especially from the Poon Hill which is considered as the best viewpoint in the Annapurna region and in earth. Reaching a maximum altitude of 3210m, anyone with a normal level of fitness would easily undertake this trek comfortably. We can test our stamina at the Ulleri Hill with more than 3,000 stone steps, one of the world's largest numbers of stone steps on a hill of this kind. We just imagine the magnificence of the sunrise over the snow-capped Himalayas that we will witness during this trek, illuminating the peaks of the entire range and leaving us spellbound! Way to annapurna basecamp. Photo by Nava Raj Dahal
  • The trek begins with a guided sightseeing program in Kathmandu. After we take a flight to reach serene lakeside city of Pokhara, the real walking begins from Nayapul. While trekking along to Ulleri and Ghorepani, we marvel at colorful orchids and clear views of the splendid high mountains including the two eight-thousanders - Mt. Annapurna (8091 m) and Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m). Upon reaching the final destination, Poon Hill (3210m) is a reward in itself, perhaps one of the most beautiful viewpoints on earth. The added presence of rice terraces completes the picture making it a photographer's paradise. Then, we trek to the beautiful Gurung village of Ghandruk and enjoy the ethnic hospitality along with the cultural magnificence of Gurung Museum. Trekking through the Rhododendron forest that bloom with red flowers during the springtime, descending down to Birethanti, passing by waterfalls and few small villages and settlements heightens our thrilling experiences. We further walk to Naya Pul and then drive to Pokhara which announces the end of this marvelous trek.
  • Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 days trek assortment is a famous steady trekking route of 7 days in Annapurna Himalayan region of Nepal. Annapurna Base Camp trekking which also known as Annapurna Sanctuary trekking is the greatest prominent trekking in Nepal. The most peaks of western portion of gigantic  Annapurna Himal comprises Hiunchuli, Annapurna south, Fang, Annapurna, Gangapurna, Annapurna 3 and Machhapuchchhre which are organized in such a manner that they precisely form a bend that have a diameter of almost 10 miles.  Tea house way in annapurna trek. Photo asia.gumbyppAnnapurna base camp trek of seven days from Kathmandu to Pokhara  provides the great influence of existence of a big auditorium in the core Modi Khola mark its way out in the south of this glacier valley in narrow gorge of 12,000ft deep. After you pass furthermore to the south this gorge turn out to be even wider and give rise to the productive valley where Gurung people live. Trekking in Nepal Annapurna Base Camp upper and middle part Moody Khola offers trekkers some short cut trekking paths. Annapurna ase camp trekking of seven days package begin its morning flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and the very day it goes directly to Nayapul with personal vehicles and trek extend  to Natural hot reserving in Jhinu danda, from where begins  the Annapurna base camp or Annapurna Sanctuary Trek of the Nepal Himalaya. Photo from google: Tea house way in annapurna trek.

  • The 9-day Or 10 days Trek itinerary is designed for the trekkers who want a less demanding but short and beautiful trek, especially with their family and kids in the rural mountainside with up-close Himalayan views. Trekkers who want a longer trek in Annapurna region to Machhapuchhre and Annapurna Base camp, Annapurna Sanctuary trek-16 days is the best option. If we are looking for a more demanding trek with whole Annapurna circuit to cover in about two week's time, Annapurna Circle Trek-17 days would be fine for us. For a longer and more demanding trek in Annapurna circuit, please visit Annapurna Circuit Trek-21 days.
  • Annapurna Circuit Trek-17 days: Embark on a magical 21 days Annapurna Circuit Trek which takes us around the entire Annapurna massif reaching the Zenith at Thorong La Pass (5,416m/17,769ft). Just imagine the thrills of walking through world's deepest Kali Gandaki Gorge, with Annapurna I rising to 8091m to the east and Dhaulagiri hovering at 8167m to the west! Cross the highest pass, Thorong La on the way from Manang to Muktinath, savor the fabulous mountain views from the summit of Poon Hill at 3,210m (10,531ft) and discover more than ten different culturally rich ethnic groups that reside in different climate zones of Annapurna Circuit. Annapurna Circuit Trek, one of the most popular classic treks in the world takes us within the world's tenth highest mountain, the Annapurna. From a mere height of 800 meters to the high altitude of 5, 416 meters, we will pass through a diverse geographical and cultural variation with an amazing range of flora and fauna in between. Beginning the trek 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. So what makes our trip different? Road construction in Annapurna Region has been a matter of disappointment to many trekkers who aspire to trek in Annapurna Region. Thus, recognizing trekkers's concern has designed this itinerary taking utmost care to avoid the road construction sites. While we avoid the new road construction sites, the various new and off-beaten rural routes are being discovered which is matter of delight for keen trekkers. Such as, to avoid the vehicle roads we take the route through Khudi to Sirung Village in the initial stage of our trek. While bypassing the traditional trekking route through Bahundada which has now been linked by a road, we enjoy home-stay at Sirung Village, where the villagers would welcome us with several ethnic cultural programs. Similarly at later part of trek, this itinerary takes us through unspoiled route at Kalopani whilst avoiding the dusty new roads around Marpha. Besides these, as guides are experienced and thoroughly knowledgeable about the area, the alternative routes can be taken whenever a need is felt. Hence, assures that trekkers need not bother regarding the road construction in some sections of Annapurna Circuit Trekking route.  Dhaulagiri from Ulleri.

    • We trek to base camp on snow-free paths through green terraced villages, rushing rivers, suspension bridges, lush forests, stay in civilized 'teahouses' and camp in verdant meadows beneath towering peaks.
    • You travel at a very careful pace without having to carry a heavy rucksack, while enjoying freshly prepared meals and lots of hot drinks, all important for acclimatization. The logistics are all taken care of, so just relax and enjoy the pure and pristine environment of the high Himalaya.
    • This easy, peaceful and interesting trek to Annapurna maximizes many years of accumulated wisdom in the Himalaya, a long and proven record of safe and fun trekking through Tibet, Nepal, China, Africa, and many other fascinating mountain destinations around the world. back to top
  • Mount Chulu East(6,584 m / 23,000 foot.)  was first ascended in 1955 by a German expedition via the northeast ridge. It forms an integral part of  Manang Himal combining both the peaks, Chulu East and Chulu West, which ultimately combined with Damodar Himal. Mount Chulu East is comparatively a smaller peak. Lying south east of Chulu West, the peak Chulu East provides breathtaking views of Annapurna II, III and IV, Gangapurna, Glacier Dome, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho Peak and Manaslu.The climb is combined with the classic trek around the Annapurna massif, ascending the Marshyangdi valley and crossing the Thorong La, before descending the Kali Gandaki valley to Pokhara. The climb is technically straightforward and you should be familiar with the use of your equipment, crampons, harness, ice axe, tying knots and handling climbing ropes. Most of the climbing will be involved walking roped together, including the glacial crossings.
  • Leader and staff: Our friendly guides and trip leaders are experts at leading interesting groups of men and women throughout Nepal. In addition, they have an intimate knowledge of the Sherpa people and customs and Way to annapurna basecamp. Photo by Nava Raj Dahaltemples and shrines in each picturesque village you stroll through. We must also give credit to our polite and highly experienced, hard-working trekking sherpas, cooking, and office staff (Annapurna Base Camp-Sanctuary Trek. Towards Annapurna South. Photo google).
    • On trek: Our guide, together with friendly and helpful sherpas, cooks and local people leading yak caravans carry all of your personal equipment, group equipment, and set up camp each day, prepare and serve delicious meals, so you can relax and enjoy the trek. You do not need to carry a heavy rucksack during the trek.
    • Sherpas: Our excellent sherpas have an intimate knowledge of the beautiful trek to Everest and the comfortable villages we will visit because this is their home region. They live in this land, grew up on farms here, have family and friends in the fun areas we will pass through, making our visit less of the usual tourist experience and more involved with the unique and genuine culture of the Khumbu Valley. They go out of their way to help make your visit remarkable and create lasting ties with the majestic landscapes and the inhabitants who reside there. This is a very enjoyable trek with friendly people. back to top
  • Annapurna National Park: The Annapurna Conservation Area is Nepal's largest protected area covering 7,629 km2 (2,946 sq mi) in the Annapurna range of the Himalayas across the Manang, Mustang, Kaski, Myagdi, and Lamjung districts. The area ranges in altitude from 790 m (2,590 ft) to the peak of Annapurna I at 8,091 m (26,545 ft). The Annapurna Conservation Area was established in 1985 and gazetted in 1992. It is managed by the National Trust for Nature Conservation. There are two distinct climatic regions within a span of 120 km (75 mi) and an altitude of 1,000 to 8,000 m (3,300 to 26,200 ft). Annual rainfall averages 3,000 mm (120 in) in the south, and less than 500 mm (20 in) in the north (photo right by http://www.americazoo.com/goto/index/mammals/420.htm: The Himalayan Tahr can grow to a metre high and weigh upwards of 100 kg).
  
 Lake Pohara Nilgiri Green way to annapurna trek. Photo asia.gumbypp
 Lake Pohara. Nilgiri. Photo by Niraj: Green way to annapurna trek. 
  • Who is this trip for?
    • We encourage men and women from around the world, of all ages to join us as an individual team member or with your own group, whether that is your spouse, partner, friends, sibling, clients, colleagues,Welcome to Annapurna reason. Photo asia.gumbypp etc. Most of our members join as individuals, our team dynamics work well, and we are able to build successful and safe groups of people that enjoy trekking, climbing, and traveling together (Welcome to Annapurna reason. Photo asia.gumbypp).
    • Previous camping experience is beneficial to enjoying the trip, although not required.
    • It would be nice if you have some experience with foreign travel, although we are happy to advise and help you if this is your first time out of the country and, for many of our members, it is. back to top
    • All of the work is done for you, such as cooking, carrying group equipment, setting up tents, etc. Yaks and sherpas will carry all of your personal items so you do not have to carry a heavy rucksack.
    • It is not necessary to be in extremely good shape to enjoy this trek. If you can have fun walking for 3-6 hours up and down hills with a few 20 minute breaks mixed in, then you can accomplish this trek.
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Annapurna Trek Nepal Detailed Daily Itinerary

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Poon Hill Trek

Day 1 - Arrive Kathmandu transfer to hotel and gear check
Day 2 - Drive from Kathmandu to Naya pool by bus then change to Jeep to TerkeyDhunga
Day 3 - Walk to GorePani
Day 4 - Hike to Poon Hill early morning and Back to TerkeyDhunga
Day 5 - Drive from TerkeyDhunga to NayaPool by Jeep and Then Naya Pool to Pokhara - Kathmandu by Bus.
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Annapurna Base Camp Trek-7 days

  • Prior to the trek: Transfer from Kathmandu to Pokhara (Please bring a map, a cheap sleeping bag, and a Trekking pole to prepare for the trek).
  • Day 1: Drive to Kadey Dada by Taxi (it will cost $ 12 from Lake Side) Start climbing - Australian camp (Rest & lunch time), Move to Pothana and arrived at Tolka. Rest in Tolka for a night.
  • Day 2: Next Day early start, to Landruk - New Bridge - Jhinu and climbed super steep stairs to Chhomrong. Rest there for a day.
  • Day 3: Walk down from Chhomrong to Sinuwa. Arrived at Bamboo and Dovan and stayed there for a night.
  • Day 4: Started out early as usual and walk to the Himalaya. Walk to Deurali and to MBC.
  • Day 5: Woke early and start trekking to ABC (Annapurna base camp) Stayed for a few hours and walked down to MBC at lunch time and power through Deurali to  Dovan before night.
  • Day 6: Continued walking down the same route until reached Chhomrong and rest there for another day.
  • Day 7: Take a other way to Khola and up again to Kimrong Danda for Lunch time and walk down to Ghandruk (beautiful village) and with a jeep out (Cost you $25) from Kimche to Pokhara. 
  • After the trek transfer back from Pokhara to Kathmandu Back to top

Annapurna Sunrise Trek-9 days

Trip Introduction

The Annapurna Sunrise Trek, also famously known as Poon Hill Trek, is a relatively easy walk meandering through villages and rhododendron forests. This invigorating trek reveals some of the best views of the Himalayas especially from the Poon Hill which is considered as the best viewpoint in the Annapurna region and in earth. Reaching a maximum altitude of 3210m, anyone with a normal level of fitness would easily undertake this trek comfortably. We can test our stamina at the Ulleri Hill with more than 3,000 stone steps, one of the world's largest numbers of stone steps on a hill of this kind. We just imagine the magnificence of the sunrise over the snow-capped Himalayas that we will witness during this trek, illuminating the peaks of the entire range and leaving us spellbound!

The trek begins with a guided sightseeing program in Kathmandu. After we take a flight to reach serene lakeside city of Pokhara, the real walking begins from Nayapul. While trekking along to Ulleri and Ghorepani, we marvel at colorful orchids and clear views of the splendid high mountains including the two eight-thousanders - Mt. Annapurna (8091 m) and Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m). Upon reaching the final destination, Poon Hill (3210m) is a reward in itself, perhaps one of the most beautiful viewpoints on earth. The added presence of rice terraces completes the picture making it a photographer's paradise. Then, we trek to the beautiful Gurung village of Ghandruk and enjoy the ethnic hospitality along with the cultural magnificence of Gurung Museum. Trekking through the Rhododendron forest that bloom with red flowers during the springtime, descending down to Birethanti, passing by waterfalls and few small villages and settlements heightens our thrilling experiences. We further walk to Naya Pul and then drive to Pokhara which announces the end of this marvelous trek.

The 9-day Trek itinerary is designed for the trekkers who want a less demanding but short and beautiful trek, especially with their family and kids in the rural mountainside with up-close Himalayan views. Trekkers who want a longer trek in Annapurna region to Machhapuchhre and Annapurna Base camp, Annapurna Sanctuary trek-16 days is the best option. If we are looking for a more demanding trek with whole Annapurna circuit to cover in about two week's time, Annapurna Circle Trek-17 days would be fine for us. For a longer and more demanding trek in Annapurna circuit, please visit Annapurna Circuit Trek-21 days.

Sange Sherpa Tea House at Hile

Sange Sherpa resting on the trail of Annapurna. Tea House at Hile 

Day to Day Itinerary

  • Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu [1300 m/4264 ft]
  • Day 02:  Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
  • Day 03:  Fly to Pokhara [823m/2,700ft] and Drive to Birethanti (1565m)
  • Day 04:  Tirkhedhunga   [1577m)
  • Day 05:  Ghorepani [2750 m/ 9020 ft]
  • Day 06:  Poon Hill - Tadapani [2700m/8,860 ft]: 6 - 7 hrs
  • Day 07:  Tadapani to Birethanti
  • Day 08:  Birethanti to  Pokhara – Kathmandu (this is via bus or jeep)
  • Day 09:  Farewell To Our Guest Back to top

Annapurna Circuit Trek-10 days

  • Day 00:  Arrival in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264 ft] Day 01:  Kathmandu -  Besisahar -  Chame (Drive from morning)
  • Day 02:  Chame to Pisang [3,300m/10824ft]
  • Day 03:  Pisang to Manang: 6 - 7 hrs
  • Day 04:  Manang: Rest
  • Day 05:  Manang to Yak Kharka [4,110m/13,484ft]: 3 - 4 hours
  • Day 06:  Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi [4,600m/15,092ft]: 3 - 4 hrs
  • Day 07:  Thorong Phedi  to Thorong La (5416m/17764ft) to Muktinath [3,800/12,467ft]: 7 - 8 hrs
  • Day 08:  Muktinath to Tatopani [1,200m/3937ft]: (By bus or Jeep) Or Muktinath to Jomsom and Fly to Pokhara and Fly back Kathmandu.
  • Day 09:  Tatopani to Pokhara (By Bus or jeep) Day 10:  Pokhara Kathmandu (By Bus or Flight) Day 11:  Back to home country Back to top

Annapurna Base Camp Trek-14 days

Trip Introduction

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is believed to be one of our most popular treks in the world. Mt. Annapurna rises to 8091m and is the 10th highest mountain in the world. The Annapurna region lies in the foothill of Mt. Annapurna in North-central Nepal stretching along with Lamjung Himal from the Kali Gandaki in the west to the Marshyangdi in the east. This invigorating trek to Annapurna Base Camp passes through waterfalls, villages, farmlands, rhododendron forests, and mountain vistas. The Annapurna Base Camp trek, like others in the Annapurna region, takes off from the lake city of Pokhara at a mere height of around 800 meters to a high altitude of over 4,000 meters with gradual acclimatization process. We also pass through a diverse geographical and cultural variation with amazing ranges of flora and fauna in between. Needless to say that throughout this trekking journey we get to enjoy the sheer magnificence of the Himalayas, including two mountains that are above eight thousand meters - Mt. Annapurna (8091 m) and Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m); hospitality and rich culture of the local community and the brilliance of nature. Just imagine being in the company of some of the highest mountains on earth and the magnificence of the sunrise over the snow-capped Himalayas. Extraordinary!
The 14-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary is designed for the trekkers who would like to get to Annapurna Base Camp but are restricted time-wise. If we would like to go for the Annapurna Base camp trek more relaxed way, it is better to sign up with Annapurna Sanctuary Trek-16 days. If we are looking for an easy trek Annapurna Sunrise Trek-9 days or Royal Trek-9 days would be suitable. If we want more longer trek over a challenging Pass in Annapurna region, Annapurna Circuit Trek-21 days would be best option as it passes through famous high pass of the world, Thorong La.

Sunrise from Poonhill.  Sunrise over Nilgiri. Sunset over Annapurna South.

Day to Day Itinerary

  • Day 01:   Arrival in Kathmandu [1300 m/4264 ft]
  • Day 02:   Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
  • Day 03:   Fly to Pokhara [823m/2,700ft] and Drive to Birethanti (1565m)
  • Day 04:   Tirkhedhunga
  • Day 05:   Ghorepani
  • Day 06:   Sight seen at Poon Hill and walk back to Tadapani
  • Day 07:   Chomrong
  • Day 08:   Dovan (2580m/8460ft): 6 hours
  • DAY 09:  Deurali (3230m/10,595ft):
  • DAY 10 : Deurali to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m/12135ft): 3 - 4 hours
  • DAY 11:  Machhapuchhre Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,545ft): 2 - 3 hours back to Deurali
  • DAY 12:  Deurali to Doban  
  • DAY 13:  Doban – Chumrung
  • DAY 14: Chumrung - Dandrung
  • DAY 14:  Dandrung - Birathati-Phokhara-Kathmandu (This is via bus or jeep) Back to top

Annapurna Circuit Trek-17 days

Trip Introduction

Embark on a magical 21 days Annapurna Circuit Trek which takes us around the entire Annapurna massif reaching the Zenith at Thorong La Pass (5,416m/17,769ft). Just imagine the thrills of walking through world's deepest Kali Gandaki Gorge, with Annapurna I rising to 8091m to the east and Dhaulagiri hovering at 8167m to the west! Cross the highest pass, Thorong La on the way from Manang to Muktinath, savor the fabulous mountain views from the summit of Poon Hill at 3,210m (10,531ft) and discover more than ten different culturally rich ethnic groups that reside in different climate zones of Annapurna Circuit. Annapurna Circuit Trek, one of the most popular classic treks in the world takes us within the world's tenth highest mountain, the Annapurna. From a mere height of 800 meters to the high altitude of 5, 416 meters, we will pass through a diverse geographical and cultural variation with an amazing range of flora and fauna in between. Beginning the trek 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.

So what makes our trip different? Road construction in Annapurna Region has been a matter of disappointment to many trekkers who aspire to trek in Annapurna Region. Thus, recognizing trekkers's concern has designed this itinerary taking utmost care to avoid the road construction sites. While we avoid the new road construction sites, the various new and off-beaten rural routes are being discovered which is matter of delight for keen trekkers. Such as, to avoid the vehicle roads we take the route through Khudi to Sirung Village in the initial stage of our trek. While bypassing the traditional trekking route through Bahundada which has now been linked by a road, we enjoy home-stay at Sirung Village, where the villagers would welcome us with several ethnic cultural programs. Similarly at later part of trek, this itinerary takes us through unspoiled route at Kalopani whilst avoiding the dusty new roads around Marpha. Besides these, as guides are experienced and thoroughly knowledgeable about the area, the alternative routes can be taken whenever a need is felt. Hence, assures that trekkers need not bother regarding the road construction in some sections of Annapurna Circuit Trekking route. 

Day to Day Itinerary

  • Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264 ft]
  • Day 02:  Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
  • Day 03:  Kathmandu to Besisahar to Khudi [800 m/2624]: 8 - 9 hrs drive
  • Day 04:  Khudi to Sirung [2200m/7216 ft]: 6 - 7 hrs
  • Day 05:  Sirung to Chamje [1,410m/4,626ft]: 5 - 6 hrs
  • Day 06:  Chamje to Dharapani [1,960m/6,430ft]: 5 - 6 hrs
  • Day 07:  Dharapani to Chame [2,710m/8,891ft]: 5 - 6 hrs
  • Day 08:  Chame to Pisang [3,300m/10824ft]: 5 - 6 hrs
  • Day 09:  Pisang to Manang: 6 - 7 hrs
  • Day 10:  Manang: Rest
  • Day 11:  Manang to Yak Kharka [4,110m/13,484ft]: 3 - 4 hours
  • Day 12:  Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi [4,600m/15,092ft]: 3 - 4 hrs
  • Day 13:  Thorong Phedi  to Thorong La (5416m/17764ft) to Muktinath [3,800/12,467ft]: 7 - 8 hrs
  • Day 14:  Muktinath to Tatopani [1,200m/3937ft]: (By bus or Jeep)
  • Day 15:  Tatopani to Pokhara (By Bus or jeep)
  • Day 16:  Pokhara Kathmandu (By Bus or Flight)
  • Day 17: Back to home country. Back to top

Chulu East Peak Climbing Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 02: Rest and preparation for climbing gears
  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Beshisahar- 790m
  • Day 04: Drive from Beshisahar to Chamje
  • Day 05: Chame 2,700m to Pisang 3,200m
  • Day 06: Pisang 3,200m to Manang 3,400m
  • Day 07: Manang 3,400m - Rest / Exploration Day at Manag
  • Day 08: Manang 3,400m to Letdar 4,230m
  • Day 09: Letdar 4,230m to Chulu East Base Camp 3,910m
  • Day 10: Trek to High Camp 4,955m
  • Day 11: Summit Chulu East Peak 6,419m. Return to Base Camp
  • Day 12: Trek to Thorung Phedi 4,500m
  • Day 13: Cross Thorung La (5,416m) trek to Muktinath 3,802m
  • Day 14 -15: Drive from Muktinath 3,802m Drive to Pokhara
  • Day 16: Free day or tour in Kathmandu.
  • Day 17: Departure to airport and fly back to selected destination  Back to top

Annapurna Trek Reviews, Testimonials, Complaints, and Comments Testimonials

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Here is what Aish says:
 
Hi, We just returned back and the trek was brilliant! We couldn't have asked for more and our guide, Sangay Sherpa was the best we've ever experienced. He was kind, so adjusting to our pace and our needs and did all he could to make us extremely comfortably.
 
We would gladly go back again any day with Summitclimb :) Thanks so much for arranging this trip on such short notice for us.
 
I was also wondering if I were to climb Mera peak or Island peak sometime in March, would it be possible with just a guide? And would the cost be the same as indicated on your website?
 
Many thanks,
Aish


Annapurna Trek Nepal - Personal & Team Equipment

Below is a detailed list of equipment you need to bring for Annapurna Trek Nepal and at the bottom is a description of team equipment that we bring for you. (Click Link below to go directly to that section of the personal equipment list or just scroll down):

Please go to our personal & team equipment section of the "Annapurna Trek Nepal Questions" for additional information and detailed discussion of the equipment lists below.

Where should I purchase my equipment?

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Upper Body-

 

  • 1 cotton t-shirt;
  • 1 cotton long sleeved shirt;
  • 1 polypropylene warm but light thermal long shirt;
  • 1 fleece jacket;
  • 1 wind/waterproof jacket with hood;
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Hands-

  • 1 pr. warm poly thermal gloves, with plastic wind shell (the latter is optional);

Head-

  • 1 cotton sun hat;
  • 1 cotton head scarf;
  • 1 fleece balaclava or very warm hat;
  • 1 head torch with extra battery; back to top

Lower Body-

  • 2 pr. cotton underwear briefs;
  • 1 cotton walking shorts;
  • 1 cotton long trousers;
  • 1 polypropylene warm but light thermal leggings;
  • 1 pr. fleece/pile/trousers;
  • 1 pr. wind/waterproof trousers;

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Feet-

  • 2 pr. cotton socks;
  • 1 pr. sandals for use in hotel;
  • 2 pr. med. polypropylene thermal socks;
  • 1 pr. sturdy, 100% leather, top-quality trekking boots with good ankle support ("broken-in" please);
  • 1 pr. trainers, lightweight running shoes for trekking on flat, easy trails;


Sleeping-

  • 1 sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 10 degrees F);
  • At least 1 closed cell foam kari-mats (optional). Most of the tea houses we stay in have nice soft mattresses to sleep on.

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Rucksack and Travel Bags-

  • 1 medium backpack (40-60 liters, can be used for airplane carry);
  • Waterproof rucksack cover (optional);
  • 1 large kit-travel bag with lock (80-100 liters for checked bag); back to top

Personal Hygiene-

  • 1 toothpaste/brush;
  • 1 bar soap/1 small towel;
  • female or male hygiene supplies;
  • 1 set earplugs;

Medical-

Medications are inexpensive and readily available in Kathmandu with no Doctor`s prescription;

  • 1 bottle water-treatment tablets;
  • 2 tubes lip sun cream, 1 tube skin sun cream (min.factor 15);
  • anti-mosquito cream;
  • 1 skin blister repair kit;
  • 1 bottle anti-diarrhea pills;
  • 1 bottle anti-headache pills;
  • 1 bottle cough and/or cold medicine;
  • 1 bottle anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox, Acetylzolamide;
  • 1 small bottle stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc.;
  • Do not bring sleeping pills. They are a respiratory depressant. back to top
Medications are inexpensive and readily available in Kathmandu with no doctor's prescription.

Personal Food-

On the trek we supply plenty of food for you and cook 3 hot meals each day. This food will consist of soup, local cheese & sausage, biscuits, dried noodles, potatoes, rice, porridge, butter, dried and tinned vegetables, fruit, meats, and fish, tea with milk and sugar, powdered juice drink, and drinking chocolate. Our sherpas will be carrying this food to the higher camps.

  • We ask each member to bring their own imported daily snack and energy foods. We do not provide cold “snack” food such as chocolate or "energy-bars". We ask that you bring or buy your own "snack" or daily cold energy food, 2 kilos/4 pounds, is a good amount. A growing variety of imported foods such as European and American cheeses, chocolates, biscuits, cookies, nuts, and locally made power-bars are now available in Kathmandu, at realistic prices. However, imported power bars, GU, re-hydration drinks, dehydrated food, "freeze-dried meals", imported cheese and sausage are not available. If you want these items, you must bring them from your home country. Many of our members, especially Britons, Europeans, and Australians with tiny baggage allowances, now purchase their daily snacks in Kathmandu. Our schedule in Kathmandu allows plenty of time for shopping.

Practical- back to top

  • 1 water filter;
  • 1 bathing suit/swimming costume (you never know);
  • 1 telescoping ski stick/pole (3 section);
  • 1 pr. glacier sunglasses (with side shields). For eyeglass wearers, prescription glacier glasses are best and are available inexpensively in Kathmandu with your prescription for just $40. Please order in advance if you are interested;
    extra prescription glasses, contact lens supplies. Contact lens wearers, please bring glasses in case of emergency. A new pair could be quickly made in Kathmandu for just $20. Please order in advance if you are interested;
  • 1 litre water bottle;
  • 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing repair kit;
  • 1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box matches;
  • 1 compass, 1 small multi-purpose knife;
  • 1 battery powered alarm clock/watch;
  • 1 camera and film or digital camera with spare cards;
  • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks;
  • passport, 2 extra passport photos, flight ticket, flight itinerary;
  • separate photocopies of passport and relevant visa pages, proof of insurance;
  • Dollars, Pounds or Euros cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts;
  • Credit cards (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc;
  • Please be sure and bring your patience and try to keep an open, relaxed, positive and friendly attitude as travelling in this part of the world may be very different than what you are used to, but things always seem to fall into place at the last moment. Thank you.

This is not an exhaustive list. Please submit other equipment concerns and suggestions. Thank you. back to top

Group Equipment:

We provide a plethora of top-quality, and time-tested equipment, group gear, and supplies, including: trekking tents; cookers, fuel, high-altitude food, walkie-talkie radios, bamboo marker wands, etcetera. Please see the group EQUIPMENT link, in the menu bars above to study what we bring for your use and safety. back to top

Please submit any equipment questions or concerns to: info@summittrek.com

AnnapurnaTrek Nepal - International Members Application

What questions do you have? Please ask as many questions as possible. This helps us to have a proper conversation so we can better understand one-another's expectations, so you will have a very safe, enjoyable, and successful trek. Thank you. Before completing the application forms, please be sure to carefully study the Annapurna Trek Nepal "Questions" website for information regarding flights, payment, team members, application forms, insurance, etcetera: Annapurna Trek Nepal Frequently Asked Questions .

Below you should find a pdf or MS document containing the application pro forma. Are you able to read it? When all of your questions have been answered to your satisfaction, please print out the application and return it to us with your refundable ten-percent deposit, to hold your place in our team. Would you please just post it to us at the mailing address you will find on the form? Thank you very much. If you decide not to go, your deposit will be refunded according to our refund policy. Your registration and the final payment must be completed two months prior to the expedition starting date. Thank you very much.

 

Click here to download PDF Form for International Trekking Applicants

 
 

If you do not have an Adobe PDF reader, please obtain it here

Here is a checklist of what we need to have in your file at least two months before the trip begins. We encourage you to send an electronic scan of all of the below documents, please be sure they are signed. Thank you:

[ ] Completed Payment,
[ ] Trip Registration Form (part of 4 page form),
[ ] Signed Participant Release and Acknowledgement of Risk (part of 4 page form),
[ ] Signed Terms and Conditions of Booking (part of 4 page form),
[ ] Signed Medical Form (part of 4 page form),
[ ] 2 Passport-Sized Photos (name printed on back side),
[ ] Exact photocopy of passport identification pages,
[ ] Exact photocopy of complete flight itinerary,
[ ] Proof of mountain rescue and repatriation insurance,
[ ] Proof of travel, accident, and repatriation insurance (cancellation and trip interruption insurance is advised).

Please do let us know what further questions you may have about the registration process, or anything else for that matter. Thank you.
 
 
Welcome to our team.

Annapurna Trek Nepal - US Members Application

What questions do you have? Please ask as many questions as possible. This helps us to have a proper conversation so we can better understand one-another's expectations, so you will have a very safe, enjoyable, and successful trek. Thank you. Before completing the application forms, please be sure to carefully study the Annapuran Basecamp Trek Nepal "Questions" website for information regarding flights, payment, team members, application forms, insurance, etcetera: Annapurna Trek Nepal Frequently Asked Questions  .

Below you should find a pdf or MS document containing the application pro forma. Are you able to read it? When all of your questions have been answered to your satisfaction, please print out the application and return it to us with your refundable ten-percent deposit, to hold your place in our team. Would you please just post it to us at the mailing address you will find on the form? Thank you very much. If you decide not to go, your deposit will be refunded according to our refund policy. Your registration and the final payment must be completed two months prior to the expedition starting date. Thank you very much.

Click here to download PDF Form for US Trekking Applicant

 
 

If you do not have an Adobe PDF reader, please obtain it here

Here is a checklist of what we need to have in your file at least two months before the trip begins. We encourage you to send an electronic scan of all of the below documents, please be sure they are signed. Thank you:

[ ] Completed Payment,
[ ] Trip Registration Form (part of 4 page form),
[ ] Signed Participant Release and Acknowledgement of Risk (part of 4 page form),
[ ] Signed Terms and Conditions of Booking (part of 4 page form),
[ ] Signed Medical Form (part of 4 page form),
[ ] 2 Passport-Sized Photos (name printed on back side),
[ ] Exact photocopy of passport identification pages,
[ ] Exact photocopy of complete flight itinerary,
[ ] Proof of mountain rescue and repatriation insurance,
[ ] Proof of travel, accident, and repatriation insurance (cancellation and trip interruption insurance is advised).

Please do let us know what further questions you may have about the registration process, or anything else for that matter. Thank you.

Welcome to our team.

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