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    Gurung Village Ganduruk

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    Annapurna Himal

#Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Trip Overview

Located at the east of the Annapurna Base Camp trek, with awe inspiring views of Mardi Himal, Machapuchre, Annapurna South and Hiunchuli, the Mardi Himal trek is one of the most outstanding trekking destinations in Nepal. Experience the tranquil Mardi Himal Base camp, the stunning flora and fauna and the warm hospitality in the guest houses and home stays on this route.

 

Trekking along small winding paths blanketed with rhododendron forest, only a handful of trekkers make their way towards Mardi Himal - making the trek even more enthralling, intriguing and hypnotic. After an elevation of 3300 m, the forest landscape changes drastically to a dry and jagged Himalayan setting with mesmerizing views of the dominant Mardi Himal, Machapuchre, Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. Climbing up to the Mardi Himal High Base Camp gives an exceptional view of the legendary Annapurna range. The carefully drafted 10 day itinerary offered by Soul Himalaya Treks and guarantees trekkers a unique, exceptional and safe trekking experience. 

TRIP INFORMATION

TRIP INFORMATION

SHORT ITINERY 


Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Kathmandu. 

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m.) by tourist bus, takes about 7 hours. Depends on traffic

Day 03: Drive from Pokhara (820m.) to Nayapul (1070m.) by care or Taxi 40km takes 2 hours and start treyk to Tikhedhunga.(1480m) 4 hours. 

Day 04: Trek from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2860 m.) 6 hours. 

Day 05: Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180m.) and then to Tadapani (2675m.) takes about 7 hours. 

Day 06: Trek from Tadapani (2675m.) to chhomrung (2170m .) 4 /5 hours. 

Day 07: Trek from chhomrung to himalaya (2940 m.) 5 /6hours. 

Day 08: Trek from himalaya to Annapurna base camp (4130m.) 6/7 hours. 

Day 09: Trek from Annapurna base camp to Bamboo 2310m 5/6 hours 

Day 10: trek from bamboo to jhinodana 1750m 4/5 hours there hot spring too 

Day 11: trek from jhinudada to naya pul back to pokhara 

Day 12: pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus 6/7 hours 

Day 13: Kathmandu valley tours evening fear well dinner 

Day 14: denture


This is the itinerary with same destination but different route.


Day1 Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel

Day 2 Road Katmandou - Kande then trek to Australian Camp

Day 3 Australian Camp - Landruk (1565m)

Day 4 Trekking Landruk - Jhinu Danda – Chomrong (2170m)

Day 5 Chhomrong - Bamboo (2320m)

Day 6 Bamboo - Deurali (3200m)

Day 7 Deurali - Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m)

Day 8 Annapurna Base Camp - Bamboo

Day 9 Bamboo - Chomrong (2170m)

Day 10 Chomrong - Gandrung (1950m)

Day 11 Gandrung - Pokhara

Day 12 Road to Katmandou - 

Day 13 Swayambhunath – Patan
Day 14 Depature 

Accommodations


In Kathmandu, we will have a 3-star hotel room which will be shared in a twin-share basis and will have a supplement of breakfast alongside. The rooms will have attached bathrooms and will have all the facilities that will at least help you have a semi-urban experience judging from where you come. But, during the trek, we will have to forfeit the luxury of a 3-star hotel in the pursuit of what nature has in store for us and travel through the wildlands in local teahouses, which will be very comforting as well but just not luxurious enough in terms of the facilities provided.

Meals


We can have a myriad a local and international cuisines to choose from during the trek though the list of meals will not be as elaborate as you might think, but still we do have options and they surely do taste awesome. We are very careful for providing you with food that is both hygienic and heavy for sustaining your energy throughout the trek. All kinds of meal fall under the package costs during the trek except for when you stay in Kathmandu where we will only be able to offer the breakfast. And, we will also end our lovely soulful trekking experience with a lovely farewell dinner at the end of our trek in Kathmandu.

Kathmandu Valley Day Tour


Kathmandu, the city of temples and pilgrimages, is incredibly rich in historic as well as well cultural diversity. This city is filled with temples and remains of the Hindu and Buddhist religious sites. These religious sites and cultural diversity makes Kathmandu unique city and stepping into Kathmandu is like coming altogether to a different world.Traveling in Kathmandu is like traveling in the Gods own kingdom. The temples and traditional monuments keep you wondering that may be god himself lived here centuries ago. Kathmandu is a big city yet you can capture the most of Kathmandu in a single day.

 Visa Information


Visas are available on arrival at the international airport in Kathmandu and at all land border crossings open to foreigners. You are required to carry passport photos and can pay the visa fee in foreign currency (some crossings insist on payment in US dollars). Your passport must be valid for at least six months and you will need a whole free page for your visa.You can also get  your visa from the consulate in your home country. Tourist visa shall be granted for a period of a maximum of 150 days in a calendar year. On Arrival Visa Fee is 15 Days – 25 USD; 30 Days – 40 USD; 90 Days – 100 USD.

you can  fill the online visa directly to Nepal immigration website also.

http://ttp://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa

Travel Insurance


A travel insurance policy that covers: theft, loss and medical problems are best for traveling in Nepal. There are wide varieties of policies available, so always check the small print carefully. Make sure to be covered for adventure activities and high altitude. Since you reach above 4000 meters on quite a few treks in Nepal, it is best to choose a policy that covers medical and emergency repatriation, including helicopter evacuation for trekkers and a general medical evacuation. Also, understand that most medical treatment and facilities/hospitals must be paid for at the point of delivery of the patient. So it’s wise to choose policy paying doctors and hospital treatments directly, rather than you having to pay on the spot and get reimbursed later.

Equipment 


While the trekking in himalaya you are required to have an appropriate clothing and equipment set. You can either purchase your own or hire some of the necessary items in many adventure shops in Kathmandu. Sleeping bag and down jacket are easily rented for about 1 USD a day, other items can be bought locally. Most of the gear is locally manufactured and a lot cheaper. Some branded gear is likely to be more expensive but has more quality.

Flight Delays and Weather Conditions


Flights by plane and helicopter are prone to unexpected delays and cancellations caused by unexpected weather in remote areas. Operational complications may also occur, which is more likely to happen in Everest region -Lukla flight, Annapurna region- Jomsom flight, Dolpa, Simikot, Jumla region etc.While trekking in remote areas, especially off-season, you’re advised to reserve extra days to avoid frustration in case if any delays occur. In case of delay in flight prior to trek departure or at the end of the trek, you will need to cover your accommodation and food costs by yourself.

The Currency of Nepal


Currency is spelled as Nepalese Rupees or Rupee (Rs) or in short NRS. 100 Paisa (an equivalent of 1 cent) equals 1 Rs. Nepali Notes are: 1000, 500, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5 rupees; 2 and 1 rupee coins are rarely used.

Electricity of Nepal


In Nepal 220-240 volts/50 HZ power is used. Sockets usually take plugs with three round pins. The plugs can be both small and large in size. Some sockets take plugs with two round pins as well. It is advised to carry the universal electric adapter with you, however, you can also purchase them in Kathmandu and other cities, but not in remote locations.

The Climate in Nepal


It is notoriously difficult to predict weather in the mountain. At night, it is generally cold and the days are generally warm. There will be snow during the month of December and February. It is important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any conditions. The fluctuation in temperature is an unavoidable feature of Himalayas.The seasons in Nepal are pretty much the same as in Europe, opposite to the Australian seasons. Nepal’s climate is moderate, which means: winters are cold and dry and summers are hot and humid. However, because of the huge range in the altitude and landscape, the climate of Nepal differs significantly throughout the country.

Best Seasion to visit for  Nepal


Spring (March, April, May) and autumn (Sept, Oct, Nov) are the best months of the year to visit Nepal. During this time, the weather is pleasant with loads of warm sunlight. The sky is clear so you can truly enjoy the remarkable Nepalese landscape and the Himalayan views.

Health Guidelines:


Trekking in Nepal is a wonderful experience and doesn’t involve many risks. However, we suggest that you carry out a standard health check and advise your doctor about your travel plans prior to arriving in Nepal. Immunizations or vaccinations, if required, should be taken at least 6 weeks before arrival. Always make sure to have a valid health insurance for the whole period of your trip

Before You Pack to Nepal 


We strongly advise that you register at your country’s national embassy or honorary consulate when first arriving in Nepal. This can be beneficial in case of sickness or emergencies.The currency of Nepal is called the Nepalese Rupees (NRs.). Check the latest foreign exchange rate to get an estimation of the value of your cash here in Nepal. It would be advisable to ensure that you have some cash with you at all times and not be too dependent on credit cards.  Use of credit cards is not widespread on trekking routes and outside of the major tourist areas.It's also advisable to use mineral water to brush your teeth or for washing your face. Tap water in some hotels and guest houses cannot be completely relied upon in Nepal.If you have an allergy or special food requirements due to health, please inform us beforehand. We also advise that you bring along your own medications as some medicines may not be available or difficult to obtain.

Vaccines you Might Get


Nepal doesn’t officially require any immunizations to enter the country. However there is several major disease that can be prevented, or the risks significantly decreased, by immunizations.

Consult your doctor once before your trip, so that he can decide if you need any vaccinations, but the vaccinations you should consider for a Nepal trip include the following.

A Hepatitis A

B Hepatitis B

C Japanese Encephalitis

E Meningococcal meningitis

D Polio

E Rabies

F Tetanus and diphtheria Toxoids

G Typhoid fever


 

 

Detail Itinerary

 

Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Kathmandu. 

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m.) by tourist bus, takes about 7 hours. Depends on traffic

Day 03: Drive from Pokhara (820m.) to Nayapul (1070m.) by care or Taxi 40km takes 2 hours and start treyk to Tikhedhunga.(1480m) 4 hours. 

Day 04: Trek from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2860 m.) 6 hours. 

Day 05: Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180m.) and then to Tadapani (2675m.) takes about 7 hours. 

Day 06: Trek from Tadapani (2675m.) to chhomrung (2170m .) 4 /5 hours. 

Day 07: Trek from chhomrung to himalaya (2940 m.) 5 /6hours. 

Day 08: Trek from himalaya to Annapurna base camp (4130m.) 6/7 hours. 

Day 09: Trek from Annapurna base camp to Bamboo 2310m 5/6 hours 

Day 10: trek from bamboo to jhinodana 1750m 4/5 hours there hot spring too 

Day 11: trek from jhinudada to naya pul back to pokhara 

Day 12: pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus 6/7 hours 

Day 13: Kathmandu valley tours evening fear well dinner 

Day 14: denture

This is the itinerary with same destination but different route.


Day1 Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel

Day 2 Road Katmandou - Kande then trek to Australian Camp

Day 3 Australian Camp - Landruk (1565m)

Day 4 Trekking Landruk - Jhinu Danda – Chomrong (2170m)

Day 5 Chhomrong - Bamboo (2320m)

Day 6 Bamboo - Deurali (3200m)

Day 7 Deurali - Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m)

Day 8 Annapurna Base Camp - Bamboo

Day 9 Bamboo - Chomrong (2170m)

Day 10 Chomrong - Gandrung (1950m)

Day 11 Gandrung - Pokhara

Day 12 Road to Katmandou - 

Day 13 Swayambhunath – Patan
Day 14 Depature 

 

Cost Details

What is included?

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle

  • Good hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast

  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek

  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek

  • Farewell dinners.

  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary

  • Domestic transportation  (Kathmandu- pokhara -Kathmandu)

  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle

  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary

  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)

  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)

  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation

  • soul himalaya trek  bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take

  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)

  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)

  • All government and local taxes

What is not included?

  • Personal equipment for trekking
  • Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping (Tips) for guide & porter
  • Bar & Beverage bills

Gear list

UPER BODY LAYERS 


Walking  t-shirt  -2 merino wool, capilene or synthetic fabric over cotton t-shirt which is  quick dry.

Sleeping t-shirt -1 it is can be cotton 

Thermal base layers top -1mid weight long sleeved t-shirt of merino wool or polyester ,capilene or polartec power dry 

Insulating layers -1mid wight fleece that can be worm over other layers 

Fleece vest  optional -advisable for those who feel cold 

Rain jacket -1 essential 

Down jacket -1 essential its very  cold  up high or depend how high are you going.

LOWER BODY LAYERS


Underwear - enough for trek (notice you can wash along them along the way)

Hiking trousers -2 quick dry and light wight trousers no cotton but zip offs are good.

Sleeping trousers 1 light wight yoga style evening sleeping but no jeans.

Trekking shorts -1 if no zips off trousers . below the knee for ladies.

Rain pants -1 advisable 

Thermal long johns 1 for evening or sleeping.

PACKS&BAGS


Duffle bag pack 1 to store excess luggage in at hotel. but SHTT provides duffel bags for the duration of trek these are easier for the potters to cary.

Day pack with rain cover -1for cary your personal items during the treks eg  camera and chocolate water.

Sleeping bags -1 3season (4season oct-feb).

Compression stuff sack -1 for sleeping bags.

FOOTWEAR 


Trekking boots -1 must be well worm and  comfortable with ankle support.

Socks -3  good and worm enough 

Flip flops or camp shoes-1 light wight for evening use.

MISCELLANEOUS TIMES 


Water bottles -2 one or two liters nalgene or sig style or a bladder as you like.

Water purification drops -1 it is cheep and easy to buy in kathmandu (piyous).

Lip balm -1 with SPF factors.

Sunglass -1  essential good uv protection. 

Suncream we recommend SPF 30 greater. 

Bandana -1 this useful for a variety of purposes. 

Baseball head (cap) it is useful for sun during the hiking. 

Worm woolen head -1 it is very useful evening and morning when we hike above the 3500m.

Flash light or head torch -1head light is best as it leaves your hand free and extra batteries. 

Personal first aid kit -1 include any prescribed medication (should be your all personal medication).

Travel towel -1 light wight and compact. 

Wash kit -1 travel itms for the trek. 

Instant hand sanitizer -enough for trek and alcohol based for keeping your hand clean. 

Camera with charge and enough batteries for your treks 

Book or journal as you like. 

Pack of cadrs for evening fun. 

Trekking snacks enough for trekking and good selection available in kathmandu. 

Toilet roll and rubbish bag it is very important we don’t leave rubbish in mountain. 

Trekking poles optional advisable for anyone with knee issues.

Gloves worm enough. 

Nack wormer \Buff. 


 

 

FROM US

$1,450

15 days

Trip at-a- Glance

  •    Country: Nepal Westren Part
  •    Trip grade: Moderate
  •    Destination: Annapurna Conservation Area
  •    Activities: Tekking and Cultural Tours in Gurung Village
  •    Accommodation: Good Hotel in Kathmandu -Normal TeaHouse During the Trek
  •    Meals: BreakFast In Kathmandu -During the Trek (BLD)
  •    Maximum altitude: 4116M
  •    Group size: Min 1
  •    Best Season: Autumn (September-November)-Spring (March-May)

Trip Higlights

 

  • A gentale  increase in altitude
  • intractive with local communites 
  • Awesome viewpoint annapurna range and memoral stupa close to big annapurna gyelecer 
  • walk though bamboo forest and rododendorm.

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