All Around Annapurna Trekking

All Around Annapurna Trekking

All Around Annapurna Trekking

Annapurna Region of Nepal is one of the most loved, visited and diverse trekking areas of Nepal. There are many trekking trails around the Annapurna Conservation Area suitable for every type of trekker. The trails of Annapurna Conservation Area are suitable for first time trekkers to trekkers looking for challenging trails. Our All Around Annapurna Trekking is a modified version of the Classic Annapurna Circuit which has been disturbed in some parts due to road. Complete Annapurna Trekking will cover mostly all the trekking trails of Annapurna Conservation Area i.e. Annapurna Circuit trail, Annapurna Base Camp, Ghorepani - poonhill and Mardi Himal Trekking. During this trek you will be able to experience the unique landscape of Manang and Mustang, lush green forests of Ghorepani and Annapurna Base Camp trail, along with a few natural hot springs.

All Around Annapurna Trekking trip begins once you land in Kathmandu where you will be received by our representatives at the airport. Then the following day you will have a sightseeing tour around some of the UNESCO world heritage sites. After knowing about the culture and history of this beautiful nation we head towards Besisahar to witness the natural beauty that this nation has to offer. From Besisahar we begin to drive on a bumpy road up to Chame from where our trekking begins. We head towards Manang via Pisang and Braga. After spending a day in Manang acclimatizing, we head towards Tilicho Lake (world's highest lake). Tilicho Lake is situated at an elevation of 4,919 m above sea level and is surrounded by mountains which provide us a breathtaking view one will never be able to forget. We then trek back to Shreekharka and head towards Yak Kharka and join the trail to Thorang La Pass.

We then gradually began to gain altitude as our next mission would be to successfully cross Thorang La pass which stands at an elevation of 5,416 m. We spend a night in Thorang Phedi and then cross the pass on the next day. After reaching Muktinath we drive all the way to Tatopani where we enjoy natural hot water springs and continue towards Ghorepani the following day. From Ghorepani we will be able to enjoy one of the best sunrises over the giant Himalayas. The trail then heads towards Tadapani from where we trek to Chhomrong via Chuile. Continuing our trek in the direction of Annapurna Base Camp we cross bamboo, Dovan, deurali and finally reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Once we reach Annapurna Base Camp you will have 360 degree views of the mountains surrounding you. We then return back the same trail up to Chhomrong from where we head towards another hot spring in Jhinu Danda. The trail then heads towards Landruk and continues up towards Mardi Himal Base Camp and joins the trail at Forest Camp. We then trek up the Rhododendron forests towards High Camp via Low Camp and Badaldanda. After reaching Mardi himal Base Camp we trek back to lumre via Siding. Our Complete Annapurna trekking comes to an end as we drive to the city of Pokhara where you can chill and relax around the Phewa Lake.

Trip Details

  • Itinerary
  • Detail Itinerary
  • Trip Info
  • Weather
  • Equipment
  • Useful Info

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,338m].
Day 02: Sightseeing tour of Swayambhunath, Kathmandu durbar Square,
Pashupatinath and Boudhanath. "B". (06-07 Hours).
Day 03: Drive to Beshishar [820m]. "B,L,D". (Drive 05-07 Hours).
Day 04: Drive to Chame [2,715m]. "B,L,D". (Drive 05-07 Hours). Loca Jeep.
Day 05: Trek to Pisang [3,230 m]. "B,L,D". Trek (04-05 Hrs).
Day 06: Trek to Manang [3,540m]. "B,L,D". Trek (03-04 Hrs).
Day 07: Rest day at Manang [3,540m]. "B,L,D".
Day 08: Trek to Shree Kharka. [4,080 m]. "B,L,D". (Trek 04-05 Hrs).
Day 09: Trek to Tilicho base Camp [4,200 m]. "B,L,D". (Trek 04-05 Hrs).
Day 10: Day trip to Tilicho Lake [4,919 m]  Back toTilicho Base Camp. [4,200 m]. "B,L,D". (Trek 06-07 Hrs).
Day 11: Trek to Yak Kharka [4,000 m]. "B,L,D". (Trek 06-0 Hrs).
Day 12: Trek to Throng Phedi [4,535 m]. "B,L,D". (Trek 04-05 Hrs).
Day 13: Trek to Muktinath [3,802 m] Via Throg-La pass [5,416 m]. "B,L,D". Trek (08-09 Hrs).
Day 14: Drive to Tatopani [1,190 m]. "B,L,D". (04-05 Hrs). Local Jeep.
Day 15: Trek to Shikha [2,210m]. "B,L,D". Trek (04-05 Hrs).
Day 16: Trek to Ghorepani [2,810 m]. "B,L,D". Trek (04-05 Hrs).
Day 17: Sunrise trip to Poonhill [3,210 m]. Trek to Chule [2,375 m] via Tadapani [2,630 m]. "B,L,D". (Trek 07-08 hrs).
Day 18: Trek to Chhomrong [2,170 m]. "B,L,D". (Trek 04-05).
Day 19: Trek to Deurali [3,230 m]. "B,L,D". Trek (07-08 Hrs). (Long day).
Day 20: Trek to Annapurna Base camp [4,130 m]. "B,L,D". (Trek 02-03 hrs).
Day 21: Trek to Bamboo [2,310 m] or Sinuwa. "B,L,D". (Trek 07-08 hrs).
Day 22: Trek to Jhinu Danda [1,760 m] (Hot Spring). "B,L,D". (Trek 04-05 hrs).
Day 23: Trek to Forest Camp [2,550 m]. "B,L,D". (Trek 06-07 Hrs).
Day 24: Trek to Low Camp [3,400 m]. “B,L,D”. Trek (04-05 Hrs).
Day 25: Trek to High Camp [3,900 m]. “B,L,D”. Trek (03-04 Hrs).
Day 26: Excursion to Mardi Himal Base Camp [4,500 m]. “B,L,D”. Trek (03-04 Hrs).
Day 27: Trek to Siding Village [1750 m]. “B,L,D”. Trek (06-07 Hrs).
Day 28: Trek to Lumre and Drive to Pokhara [930 m]. “B,L”. Trek (03 Hrs and drive 2 hours).
Day 29: Mountain Flight to Kathmandu [1,338m].“B”.
Day 30:
Trip ends! Fly back home, taking with you the memory of a life time. “B”. (Car).

Detail itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,338m].
Day 02: Sightseeing tour of Swayambhunath, Kathmandu durbar Square,
Pashupatinath and Boudhanath. "B". (06-07 Hours).
Day 03: Drive to Beshishar [820m]. "B,L,D". (Drive 05-07 Hours).
Day 04: Drive to Chame [2,715m]. "B,L,D". (Drive 05-07 Hours). Loca Jeep.
Day 05: Trek to Pisang [3,230 m]. "B,L,D". Trek (04-05 Hrs).
Day 06: Trek to Manang [3,540m]. "B,L,D". Trek (03-04 Hrs).
Day 07: Rest day at Manang [3,540m]. "B,L,D".
Day 08: Trek to Shree Kharka. [4,080 m]. "B,L,D". (Trek 04-05 Hrs).
Day 09: Trek to Tilicho base Camp [4,200 m]. "B,L,D". (Trek 04-05 Hrs).
Day 10: Day trip to Tilicho Lake [4,919 m]  Back toTilicho Base Camp. [4,200 m]. "B,L,D". (Trek 06-07 Hrs).
Day 11: Trek to Yak Kharka [4,000 m]. "B,L,D". (Trek 06-0 Hrs).
Day 12: Trek to Throng Phedi [4,535 m]. "B,L,D". (Trek 04-05 Hrs).
Day 13: Trek to Muktinath [3,802 m] Via Throg-La pass [5,416 m]. "B,L,D". Trek (08-09 Hrs).
Day 14: Drive to Tatopani [1,190 m]. "B,L,D". (04-05 Hrs). Local Jeep.
Day 15: Trek to Shikha [2,210m]. "B,L,D". Trek (04-05 Hrs).
Day 16: Trek to Ghorepani [2,810 m]. "B,L,D". Trek (04-05 Hrs).
Day 17: Sunrise trip to Poonhill [3,210 m]. Trek to Chule [2,375 m] via Tadapani [2,630 m]. "B,L,D". (Trek 07-08 hrs).
Day 18: Trek to Chhomrong [2,170 m]. "B,L,D". (Trek 04-05).
Day 19: Trek to Deurali [3,230 m]. "B,L,D". Trek (07-08 Hrs). (Long day).
Day 20: Trek to Annapurna Base camp [4,130 m]. "B,L,D". (Trek 02-03 hrs).
Day 21: Trek to Bamboo [2,310 m] or Sinuwa. "B,L,D". (Trek 07-08 hrs).
Day 22: Trek to Jhinu Danda [1,760 m] (Hot Spring). "B,L,D". (Trek 04-05 hrs).
Day 23: Trek to Forest Camp [2,550 m]. "B,L,D". (Trek 06-07 Hrs).
Day 24: Trek to Low Camp [3,400 m]. “B,L,D”. Trek (04-05 Hrs).
Day 25: Trek to High Camp [3,900 m]. “B,L,D”. Trek (03-04 Hrs).
Day 26: Excursion to Mardi Himal Base Camp [4,500 m]. “B,L,D”. Trek (03-04 Hrs).
Day 27: Trek to Siding Village [1750 m]. “B,L,D”. Trek (06-07 Hrs).
Day 28: Trek to Lumre and Drive to Pokhara [930 m]. “B,L”. Trek (03 Hrs and drive 2 hours).
Day 29: Mountain Flight to Kathmandu [1,338m].“B”.
Day 30:
Trip ends! Fly back home, taking with you the memory of a life time. “B”. (Car).

Trip Cost Includes:

  • Arrival & Departure Transport.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with an entrance fee.
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during the Trekking.
  • Duffel Bag using for Trekking.
  • Accommodation in Tea house (mountain lodge) while trekking.
  • Private Transport Kathmandu - Bensisahar and Local Jeep to Chame.
  • Pokhara -Kathmandu flights with airport Tax.
  • Trekking Porter with Insurance. (We Provide 01 Porter for 02 Pax).
  • Trekking Guide with insurance.
  • Trekking Region map.
  • TIMS / National park / ACAP / Conservation entry fees.
  • All Government taxes.
  • Office service charge.

Trip Cost Excludes:

  • International Airfare.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Nepal entry Visa fee (US$ 50 for 30 days).
  • Drinks, Dessert, Juice, Mineral Water, Heater charge, Hot Shower during the Trekking and main meals in cities.
  • Tips for Guide, Porter and driver.

Weather information

We offer trekking in Nepal from mid-September to May. However within this period there are clear seasons in the weather. From early September the monsoon rains decrease. By mid-October through to December the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights and clear views. Daytime temperatures can reach 25-30 deg C at low altitude in October and nights can drop to below 0 deg C at higher altitudes.

Winter trekking, from December to February, offers cool to mild and clear days with often very cold nights. Daytime temperatures at low altitudes will be mild, around 20 deg C and at night may drop to 0 or as low as -10 deg C at the higher points. Occasionally winter storms can bring snow as low as 2500m.

In March the cold, dry winter season begins to give way to warmer, wetter spring conditions. Mornings are usually clear with cloud build-up occasionally bringing afternoon rainstorms. Daytime temperatures increase quickly in March, with temperatures of up to 30 deg C and mild nights at low altitudes. The increase in rainfall in the hills is more than compensated for by the spectacular displays of rhododendrons and other wildflowers at this time of year. Late spring conditions, as in April and May, are generally hot at low elevations and as the clouds build up to the next monsoon, daily afternoon rainstorms are common. This is a period that generally has clear weather at the higher altitudes and is traditionally a time when mountaineering expeditions commence their ascents.

The monsoon creates a rainy season in Nepal, which lasts from mid-June to mid-September. During this time the Nepal Himalaya is unsuitable for trekking, with the exception of a few remote valleys. We offer treks during this period in Low altitude Treks in the Nepal Himalaya, Tibet & India (Kulu, Ladakh).

The post-monsoon period: From early September the monsoon rain starts to decrease. By mid-October through to mid-December the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights and clear views. Daytime temperatures can reach 25-30 degrees Celsius at lower altitudes and decrease as you gain height. Over 3000 meters the daytime temperatures can vary as much as 10 to 20 degrees Celsius, and may be hotter or colder, depending on whether it is sunny or windy etc. At night at lower altitudes, temperatures do not normally drop much, although as you approach November it does get colder and the days shorter. Up high it can drop sharply at night, from 0 to minus 10 or 15 and more when camped on the ice or snow.

The pre-monsoon period:In March the cold, dry winter season begins to give way to warmer, wetter spring conditions. Mornings are usually clear with cloud build-up bringing occasional afternoon rainstorms. Views of the mountains in the middle of the day and afternoon may often be obscured. Daytime temperatures increase quickly in March with temperatures of up to 30 degrees Celsius and mild nights. At higher altitudes it is similar to the conditions of the post-monsoon period, however there is usually more snow, which has accumulated over the winter period. There are spectacular displays of rhododendrons and wildflowers at this time of year. Late spring conditions ie April and May, are generally hot at low elevations and as the clouds build up to the next monsoon, daily afternoon rainstorms are common.

List of Clothing Equipments & Personal Effects

  • Lightweight Trekking (walking) (Waterproof) boots and spare laces. If new one is being bought, “walk then in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.
  • A pair of track shoes for evening and walk around campsite.
  • Warm Jackets (Fiber fill or down) down should be adequate.
  • A rainproof jacket with hood or ponchos (Get guaranteed Waterproof)
  • Woolen shirts and thick sweaters.
  • A pair of lightweight/heavyweight trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks.
  • Thermal underwear.
  • A tracksuit.
  • 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/skirts.
  • Few pairs of cotton T-shirts.
  • At least 1 lightweight long sleeved shirt is particularly to avoid sun born.
  • A woolen hat for morning and evening and Sun cap (Hat) during the day and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck..
  • A pair of gloves.
  • A pair of sandals to shower and campsite.
  • Few pair of thin and thick woolen socks.
  • Underwear: normal quantity and swimming costume.
  • Sleeping bags for night. (At least -20 Celsius)

Equipment and Accessories

  • Duffle bag or kit bag to carry gears while trekking. (We provide)
  • Daypack to carry personal day requirements. (25-30 Ltr) This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day
  • Water bottle.
  • Snow glasses and sunglasses.
  • 2-5 large plastic bags to separate clean and dirty clothes. Some small plastic bags for garbage.
  • Toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can be by in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
  • Wallet or money belt with compartment for coins.
  • Headlamp or torch light with spare batteries and bulbs.Candles or lighter to burn toilet paper and to lit on.
  • Snow gaiters essential during winter and High Altitude trekking.
  • Walking poles. (If you like to have).
  • Camera with spare batteries and films
  • Reading materials, game items (optional), note book, rubber band, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small pillow or headrest (optional). Thermoses (optional)- an inflatable sleeping mat, trekking map, adequate quantities of
  • passport photograph
  • First aid kit with enough Personal medicine.

Physically prepare yourself: It is important that your body is adequately prepared for the physical challenges of trekking. It is thus important that you assess your own condition and train accordingly. In general, the fitter you are, the easier it will be for you to handle the rigors of the trek. A well-rounded training program would include strength training, aerobic cross training, and hiking (ideally at high altitude but not necessary).

Mentally prepare yourself: Mental preparation is often overlooked. You should always keep a positive state of mind, but not ignore the signals your body sends you. Your mental stamina will, without a doubt, make the most difficult parts of the trekachievable.

We will keep the packing list update asnew equipment becomes available. If you have reviews or suggestions please send us an email.

Trekking in Nepal need not be considered risky affair as far as your health is concerned. Nevertheless, preventive measures such as a through medical checkup and inoculations before you start trekking can save you from unexpected hazards. Since the remote places of Nepal are not supplied with necessities that are essential for modern medical facilities and as the rescue and evacuation are measured in days, it is imperative to make a comprehensive first aid box consisting of basic drugs and accessories as part of the paraphernalia for trekking. Modern dentistry is unknown in the hill of Nepal so it is advised to have a checkup before departure from home. Tooth fillings; sometimes loosen in cold temperatures and high altitudes, so it is recommended to have them checked. Travelers are requested to bring medicine prescribed by their doctor at home. Common medicine for stomach problems, headache, and malaria is available in Kathmandu. Medicine is usually not available in remote areas. So necessary medicine is advisable to carry with you. Before going to Nepal, it is advised to get injections against typhoid, meningitis and hepatitis.

OVERCOMING ALTITUDE PROBLEM:
This is often known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), which is particularly a matter of important medical consideration while trekking in the Himalayas. Altitude Sickness means the effect of altitude on those who ascend too rapidly to elevations above 3000 meters. Early mountain sickness will manifest itself in headache, nausea, shortness of breath, fatigue; etc can be encountered as initials of the sickness. The major information source on prevention and treatment of the sickness is Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) and Adventure Treks Nepal (P). Ltd. is the confide life member of it. We assure every trekker that all our guides have followed the training conducted by HRA with the understated information.

CAUSE/FACTOR OF ALTITUDE SICKNESS
1. Less Oxygen
2. Low Pressure i.e. Barometric Pressure
3. Rapid Ascent
4. Possible Dehydration
5. Hypothermia TYPE OF ALTITUDE SICKNESS

  TYPES ALTITUDE SICKNESS
1. AMS - Acute Mountain Sickness
2. HAPE - High Altitude Pulmonary Edema
3. Hace - High Altitude Cerebral Edema

SYMPTOMS

1. (AMS) ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS
Mild symptom feels like hangover/not feeling good
a. Headache
b. Fatigue/Tiredness
c. Nausea
d. Shortness of breath
e. Loss of appetite
f. Sleep disturbance
g. Dizziness

2. (HAPE) HIGH ALTITUDE PULMONARY EDEMA (Water in lungs)
a. Increasing shortness of breath even at rest
b. Severe cough-dry/Productive
c. Very tired-Unusual fatigue while walking
d. High Pulse rate i.e. 110
e. Blueness of face, lips, finger nails that means inability to transport Oxygen into the blood

3. (HACE) HIGH ALTITUDE CEREBRAL EDEMA (Water in the head)
Severe symptoms of altitude sickness
a. Severe Headache
b. Vomiting
c. Walking like a drunk (Ataxia)
d. Mental confusion/Altered mental status
e. Irritable-Does not want to be bothered by other people
f. Unconsciousness or Coma
TEST - Tandem walking test, Heel to toe step fall off from the line.

DECISION MAKING
1. Find out the main problem i.e. at altitude. Assume all problems are Altitude Sickness unless proven otherwise.
2. If it is an altitude problem with mild symptoms, stay at the same altitude until the symptoms are completely gone. Take an Aspirin tablet, try to go up but listen to your body. If symptoms are worsening, go down.

PREVENTION
1. Acclimatization: - After a 1000m. Ascent, stay one more night for acclimatization.
2. Do not make RAPID ASCENT; don't go too fast too high.
3. No alcohol, sleeping pills and smoking.
4. Drink more fluid 3-4ltrs a day… clean, boiled or treated water/tea/coffee/soup/juice etc.
5. Do not carry heavy packs.
6. Climb higher sleep lower.
7. Do not travel alone.

TREATMENT
1. DESCENT is the best medicine; do not wait for the Helicopter.
2. Medicine:
a. Oxygen.
b. Diamox…for AMS 125mg. Before dinner, for sleeping problem if feeling suffocated.
c. Nafedipine for HAPE
d. Steroids/Dexamethasone for HACE
3. Hyperbolic Bag - Gammow Bag
4. Golden Rules
a. Awareness of ALTITUDE SICKNESS
b. If you have mild symptoms, do not go higher. Take Aspirin.
c. If you have worsening symptoms, go down.
d. Do not leave your team member behind unattended, either trekker or porter.
5. IMPORTANT
a. Go up slowly.
b. Drink plenty of fluids (at least 3 liters per day)
c. Get all information about Altitude Sickness before your trekking tour that will make you confident to make your tour successful.

Our advice: Drink 3-4 ltr of water minimum a day, don't exhaust yourself so much and breathe deep and take rest more than usual.

Physically prepare yourself: It is important that your body is adequately prepared for the physical challenges of trekking. It is thus important that you assess your own condition and train accordingly. In general, the fitter you are, the easier it will be for you to handle the rigors of the trek. A well-rounded training program would include strength training, aerobic cross training, and hiking (ideally at high altitude but not necessary).

Mentally prepare yourself: Mental preparation is often overlooked. You should always keep a positive state of mind, but not ignore the signals your body sends you. Your mental stamina will, without a doubt, make the most difficult parts of the trekachievable.

We will keep the packing list update asnew equipment becomes available. If you have reviews or suggestions please send us an email.



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