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Annapurna Sanctuary - challenge

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  • j price:
    1 080 USD
  • d no. of days:
    13 days
  • c type of adventure:
    TREKS & TOURS
  • q size of group:
    2-10 people
  • k how crowded:
    popular and could be crowded
  • a accommodation:
    3 STAR HOTEL IN KATHMANDU AND POKHARA. TEAHOUSE DURING THE TREK.
  • g transportation:
    PRIVATE VEHICLES AND TOURIST BUS, domestic flight as an option.
  • m food:
    BREAKFAST IN KATHMANDU AND POKHARA. ALL MEALS DURING THE TREK.

Adventure
description

 You have achieved a lot, but you are found of challenges which allow you to ascend even higher?

We propose You an expedition which goal is a heart of the Himalayas – the Annapurna Sanctuary.

It is an exceptional valley, surrounded by high summits which are covered with snow and the highest of them Annapurna I – is of 8,091 meters above sea level. During this expedition you will experience a power of the Himalayan adventure, weaved with a rich spirituality and unique customs of the inhabitants of Nepal.
We will start our adventure from sightseeing with a guide a vibrant capital – a royal city of Kathmandu. You will see, inter alia, the and Swayambunath Monkey Temple, extraordinary sites inscribed the UNESCO’s World Heritage List: the Boudhanath – one of the most popular Buddhist stupas in the world, the largest in Nepal Hindu Pashupatinath Temple or the main royal plaza - the Durbar Square.
From Kathmandu we will go to the town of Pokhara which is picturesquely located by the Phewa Tal.
Harder, more challenging version of clasic Annapurna Sanctuary trek, dedictaed for the people with better physical condition and those who like to try more challenging experience. Trek is similar than original version but it is shorter, takes 13 days, which means that we will walk faster and a little longer during our treking days.

A real trekking starts in Nayapul. While climbing we will pass by the villages of Ulleri and Ghorepani; on our way there will be a chance to admire a unique nature of the Nepalese landscape – the full of colours rhododendron forests.
A reward for the tenacious climbing will be an unforgettable view from the Poon Hill (3200 m). It is one of the best view points in this region. Imagine yourself a spectacle in the morning, when a sunrise brings out dorm the darkness subsequent mountain ranges and summits – Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and the holy mountain of the Nepalese, Machhapuchhare.
The last stage will consist in reaching a base camp under Annapurna. Here in the mountain amphitheatre you will experience an exceptional experience, admiring a sunrise over this unusual 8-thousender. For the local residents of Deothal – because such a name is used for this valley hidden among peaks – it is a place of the spiritual renewal and appeasement. Maybe You will also experience a similar feeling when you stand here?
If You have more time or you are not sure if your physical condition is good enough for this trek, we propose You to consider a longer, 15-days trekking to the camp base under Annapurna. It is less more intensive, and subsequently – it does not require very good physical condition.
A programme of the trekking to the Annapurna Sanctuary- challenge is a proposal for people with good health condition, and preferably with mountain experience.

Please notice that presented expedition, as well as all the other offers presented by Meroway Adventure were created using our best knowledge and experience. However, if you would like to modify the presented itinerary as so it better matches your needs - please contact us and we will do our best to meet your expectations - this is Your own way of adventure!

Day 1: Flight to Kathmandu. Welcome to Nepal! Namaste!! After arrival we will transfer you to the hotel. You can relax after a trip or if you have energy- the same day visit Swayambhunath Temple, the name is famous as a Monkey Temple. The temple was built before the fifth century AD and is a place revered by the Nepalese. It is situated on a hill, overlooking a beautiful view of the city. Evening we will prepare to the trek. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokara by tourist bus to Pokhara (820m) will take around 7 hours. Evening time we can visit Pokhara. Optionally you can choose domestic flight. In the center of Pokhara town is situated great Phewa lake with the majestic view on the panorama of the Himalayas.
Day 3: Drive by piovate vehicle to Kade from where we will start our trek. This day we are going to Landruk. Trekking will take around 6 hours.
Day 4: Trekking from Landruk to Sinuwa, hiking around 7 hours.
Day 5: Trekking from Sinuwa to Deurali, duration around 8 hours.
Day 6: Trekking from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp will take around 5 hours. The hike from Bagar to Machhapuchhre Base Camp is somewhat strenuous. From Machhapuchhre base camp we get excellent views of the majestic Machhapuchhre along with Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna which is certainly a rewarding experience. The vegetation disappears on our way to ABC and the path widens as we enter the Annapurna sanctuary. From here, we get sensational views of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna towering above us. The sanctuary boasts of a dynamic view without anything impeding the 360-degree panorama. From the base camp we again get to savor mesmerizing views of the Machhapuchhre, Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other peaks. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.
Day 7 : Wake up early morning to see the panoramic sunrise view at Annapurna I and take some pictures, enjoy your morning. After breakfast same way we will go down to Sinuwa. Today’s trek is downhill so it shouldn’t be very difficult. Besides, we will always have the company of the extraordinary landscape to cheer us up.
Day 8: Trekking from Sinuwa to Tadapani, around 7 hours.
Day 9: Tadapani to Ghorepani, trek around 6 hours.
Day 10: Trekking to Poon Hill. We will wake up every morning to see majestic sunrise view at Poon Hill. Then we will walk to Tikhedunka (2630 m) from where we will drive to Pokhara. Trekking will take around 6 hours, drive around 2 hours.
Day 11: Drive by tourist bus to Kathmandu. After arrival, rest. In the evening we will have a farewell dinner at Nepali Typical restaurant with Nepali Cultural Program.
Day 12: Kathmandu valley sightseeing. We will start the day after your breakfast so first visit Pashupatinath temple. It is one of the oldest Hindu temples of Nepal, which is a holy place for Hindus, to which many pilgrims. This great temple Shiwy consists of many complexes separate buildings, monuments, and in many places, meet Sadhu holy men traditionally painted faces. Then we will go to the shrine Bouddhanath, with the largest stupa in South Asia, which is the main center of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. Then go to the central square of the city - Durbar Square. Is a former royal residence built in the twelfth century. You will see many unique buildings, including the temple of Kumari Bahal (House of the Living Goddess), where it can dostąpisz meeting with the same Kumari - the living embodiment of the goddess. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 13: Your journey come end today. It's time to return home. We kindly rewuest to you, please do not forget to exchange e-mails with your travel companions! The representative Meroway Adventure will take you to the airport about three hours from the scheduled flight. On the way home you will have plenty of time to plan your next adventure ....Have a good and safe flight.
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Price
and equipment

  • All airport/hotel transfers.
  • 3-star hotel in Kathmandu - 3 nights with breakfast
  • 3- star hotel in Pokhara 2 nights with breakfast
  • A full day Kathmandu sightseeing with English speaking tour guide
  • All meals during the trek.
  • Transportation by private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • An experienced English-speaking license holder Trekking Guide, Assistant Guide (5 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.
  • Farewell dinner before your departure
  • A comprehensive medical kit bag.
  • Tims Cards: (Trekking Information Management System) permit.
  • Trekking Permit: ( Conservation area entry fee)
  • All necessary paper work and taxes.
  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs )
  • International and Domestic flight tickets
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Entry fees to visited places (40 USD)
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, internet / wi-fi, extra porters, hitter charge, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides, porters, and drivers.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on what is includes section.
  • Personal Medical kid bag
  • Cargo bags
  • Rei day packs
  • Trekking water bottle
  • Headlamp
  • Sun cream (+35)
  • Wool Beanie
  • Neck and ear warmer (skull cap)
  • Long bill cap
  • Glacier sun glasses (Julbo)
  • Fleece gloves Liners
  • Outer wind stopper groves
  • Personal Medical kid bag
  • Sleeping bag liners
  • Sleeping Bag (-20 degree)
  • Hoody
  • Wind shirt
  • Full zip shirt
  • Breathable T-short
  • Ultralight down hoody
  • Down Jacket
  • Rain Jacket
  • Briefs
  • Long underwear
  • Trekking pants
  • Gore-Tex bibs
  • Rei Shocks
  • Rei gaiters
  • Sandals for Teahouse
  • Shoes for Teahouse
  • Trekking shoes
  • Hillsoud trail crampons
  • Trekking poles

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Recommendations

Alicja Pietraszkiewicz

Trip with Meroway Adventure met all my expectations. Beginning from the time when I left the airport Nima took care of me and during the trekking organizers took care of comfort and safety of all trekking participants. What was important to me, I saw respect to the local people and respect the fact that we were only the guests in the visited places. The Himalayas are beautiful and the experience of trekking will remain in my memory forever:) I recommend.

Jagoda, Michał, Karol, Izi man, Karol, Dawid, Maciek, Marcin

Namaste! Chcielibyśmy bardzo serdecznie podziękować Meroway za niesamowitą przygodę w Himalajach. Podróżowanie z Panstwa pomocą było dużo prostsze, przyjemniejsze a przede wszystkim bardziej świadome. Szczególnie chcieliśmy podziękować Nimie- naszemu przewodnikowi za całkowity profesjonalizm, poczucie humoru i bardzo dużą elastyczność .Przed podróżą sami zastanawialiśmy się czy korzystanie z przewodnika to dobry pomysł, ale po fakcie wiemy, że podróż tylko na tym zyskała. Dziękujemy za podzielenie się z nami tym co lokalni ludzie mają najlepszego do zaoferowania, za najlepsze lassi, pyszne chili chicken, pomoc przy chorobie wysokościowej i podanie ręki na oblodzonych ścieżkach. Dziękujemy i z pewnością do zobaczenia.

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