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Walk amid the staggeringly beautiful Himalayas and roam through verdant pine forests of the Annapurna region amidst off-beat villages and snowcapped mountains.
Annapurna Circuit trek is the classic 330 km trek, beginning at Besisahar (a 5-7 hour bus ride from Kathmandu) and continuing through typical country inhabited by Gurung and Hindu castes. From its beginning among low terraced rice fields, at an altitude lower than Kathmandu, the trail gradually climbs up through cooler zones to alpine meadows and the Trans-Himalayan area which adjoins the Tibetan Plateau. There are superb views of the Annapurnas and Dhaulagiris along the way, and the trek is accompanied by the sound and sight of the Marshyangdi river as far as Manang. For centuries, this flat-roofed town lying in the rain-shadow, has been an important commercial centre for the region.
After Manang the trek progresses to Phedi in readiness for the ascent to the Thorung La (at 5416m, the highest commonly trekked pass in Nepal). Beyond the pass lie the mysterious hills of the Tibetan plateau and Mustang, and below, stretches the Kali Gandaki Valley and its river, whose gorge is the deepest in the world. After the long descent into Muktinath, where fire and water meet, and which has been a sacred site for over 2000 years, the trail follows the Thak Khola valley, passing Jharkot and Kagbeni where polyandry (one woman marries an entire family of brothers) is still practised.
At Jomsom, an important town in the Kali Gandaki Valley, with its dramatic STOL airstrip, there is an interesting museum of local culture and Tibetan medicine. From Jomsom the trek will carry on through Marpha, a small town famed for its apple brandy, and Tukuche, an old Buddhist town and important trading centre. There are hot springs for bathing and refreshment at Tatopani, and outstanding views from Pun Hill and Ghodepani, before descending through oak and rhododendron forests to the riverside town of Birethanti. From there it is on to Pokhara by road after a short climb to Nayapul.
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This style of trip is organized for specific groups of people (families, friends,school and college students, colleagues, business associates etc.), and is closed to outsiders. If you are interested in this particular trip departure date then please get in touch with us.
This trip departure is open to all. However, if you are interested in this particular trip departure date but want your own private group, then please get in touch with us.
This trip/trek is lodge (teahouse) based. All accommodation, including food, is provided in local lodges. Occasionally however, where a large group is concerned we may choose to send our own cook along, as well, to take care of your food hygiene and to cook some special additional items.We provide all necessary documentation, including permits, and arrange all internal transport. We provide trekking guide, assistant guide(s) and porters/animals for transport of your gear. You merely carry a daysack with essentials, including water.
This trip/trek is camping (tent) based. We will provide one 3-man tent for every two people, also single tents, where requested, on payment of supplementary costs. All food and drinks are provided by our experienced cook and his kitchen team. We provide all necessary documentation, including permits, and arrange all internal transport. We provide trekking guide, assistant guide(s), cook, kitchen crew, food and drink, and porters/animals for transport of your gear. You merely carry a daysack with essentials, including water.
In this trip neither food nor transportation is included. Clients are responsible for food and local transportation, and our responsibility is to provide insured guide, insured porter, and all necessary permits. All additional costs are the responsibility of the clients, including charges incurred as a result of delays or cancellation of services beyond our control. Clients pay for their own accommodation. Any additional costs are the responsibility of the clients, We can arrange hotels and international airport transfer, on request.
This trip is specially designed for low-budget travellers who prefer fairly basic facilities with reduced services. It is a pre-requisite that a porter is hired for any self-guided trip, which is an ideal set-up for those who enjoy independent travel with minimum cost. We have added support to minimise the hard work of planning and costing, and we will be available to help in the unlikely event of an emergency. We will arrange all documentation (including permits), before you arrive in Nepal, so that you are free to get on with your adventure, relying only on your porter to help you on your way. All additional costs are the responsibility of the clients, including charges incurred as a result of delays or cancellation of services beyond our control. Hotel accommodation, local transportation and international airport transfers may be arranged, on request.
On lodge treks clients are provided with three meals a day - breakfast, lunch and dinner. Menus will be fairly standard, according to the reg... Read More
It is a strict condition of joining an Access-Himalaya adventure holiday that you must be insured against all medical and personal accident risks, ... Read More
Travellers' cheques are no longer accepted in Nepal, so please do not bring these as your currency. However, ATM facilities are widely availabl... Read More
Tipping is an entirely personal and optional matter and at the discretion of the individual. Should you wish to give a tip in a restaurant, if ther... Read More
It is our policy to use Nepali-owned accommodation, always, as we feel this is an aspect of fair trade, and the hotels we use in Kathmandu are comf... Read More
All visitors to Nepal require a passport (valid for at least 6 months after your return to your home country) and an entry visa. A visa application... Read More
Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya (Lonely Planet Walking Guides) An excellence book which gives great detail of treks and effrort level required. The maps are also very good. I particularly like the
|Publisher||Lonely Planet Publications Ltd|
A Traveler's Guide sends trekkers to Nepal equipped with comprehensive information on the country's most rewarding route,how to get there, what to bring, what expect, and the people
This easy-to-carry pocket guide presents in an easily accessible from,key identification facts cove 252 Himalayan birds,both resient and migratory,occurring
|Author||Bikram Grewal and Otto Pfister|
|Publisher||New Holland Publishers Ltd|
|Edition||Revised Edition (4 April 2013)|
Nepali is spoken by some 35 million people, so if you don't get on board with the language,imagine all the restaurant recommendations you'll miss out on. It's okay,the Nepali phrasebook is here. You’ll be fine
Guide to pronunciation and phrase-building
Mind your manners-understanding Nepali etiquette
Practicalities- how to catch a bus or make a toast
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, so if you don't get on board with the language,imagine all the restaurant recommendations you'll miss out on. It's okay,the Nepali phrasebook is here. You'll be fine.
Guide to pronunciation and phrase-building
In 1950, when no mountain taller than 8,000 meters had ever been climbed, Maurice Herzog led an expedition of French climbers to the summit of an 8,075-meter(26,493-foot) Himalayan peak called Annapurna. But unlike other climbs, the routes up Annapurna had ever been charted. Herzog and his team had to locate the mountain using crude maps, pick out a single untried route, and go for the summit. Annapurna is unforgettable account of this heroic climb and of its harrowing is one of the great mountain-adventure stories of all time.
This new edition-due for publication shortly before the sixtieth anniversary of the Annapurna ascent on June 3, 2010-will feature a new foreword by Conrad Anker.
“Those who have never seen the Himalayas , those who never care to risk an assault,will know when they finish this book that they have been a companion of greatness.”
We suggest you look at the Nepal immigration site https://www.immigration.gov.np for the most up- to-date information.
Indeed, Nepal is entirely open. Fully immunized travelers are welcome in Nepal without restriction. Arriving travelers can obtain a visa on arrival at the Kathmandu airport as well. Please visit Covid-19 travel protocols 2022 for up-to-date information.
Access Himalaya has a reputation for successfully leading treks with knowledgeable leaders and staff taking care of all your travel needs. We are a certified sustainable travel company that also endorses the idea of giving back to the community by participating in various philanthropic activities.Here are
17 reasons why you should choose Ace the Himalaya for your next adventure!
Yes, you need to book your own international flights. We are a local agent and it would cost you significantly higher to book through us. Please find more information in the International Flight page.
You can hike without a guide. A guide is there to assist you in going forward and making alternative plans and arrangements when unanticipated occurrences happen or when things get difficult. Our hiking leaders are qualified experts. When talking about their trip, our guests frequently remark on how much fun they had and how crucial their guide was to make it successful.
Our guides are fluent in English. All the guides that we assign speak and understand English. They’ll share with you the fascinating stories, traditions, and folklore of the mountains. The guides will also help you communicate with the locals since many shopkeepers and hosts of teahouses don’t speak English.
The best course of action is to add a day or two before and after your intended trek days in case of flight delays or cancellations. It also gives you time to buy clothing equipment and gear required before your trip. Please be aware that Ace the Himalaya is not responsible for any inconveniences or missed international flights resulting from unforeseen events like airport changes, flight delays or cancellations, etc.
Our trekking season extends from mid-September to May. From early September, the monsoonal rains decrease. By end of September to December, the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights. February, March, April, May, June, October, November, December is the best time to do this trek.
This exciting expedition through the Solu Khumbu takes in the highest and lowest reaches of Nepal, from Solu Khumbu and Mount Everest, the world&ac Read more
This exciting expedition through the Solu Khumbu takes in the highest and lowest reaches of Nepal, from Solu Khumbu and Mount Everest, the worldâ€™s ultimate peak, to the Terai and Chitwan National Park, in the flat jungle grasslands of the Gangetic plains. Following a breathtaking mountain flight from Kathmandu, the trek trails in the footsteps of the first intrepid Himalayan mountaineers, through this predominantly Buddhist region, and you may visit the world-famous monastery at Tyangboche, with its stunning silk hangings and unique artefacts.Read less
Annapurna circuit Trek with access himalaya.
Several of us had a very limited amount of time to explore the Himalayas after our work commitm Read more
Annapurna circuit Trek with access himalaya.
Several of us had a very limited amount of time to explore the Himalayas after our work commitments in Kathmandu. On the Poon hill 3-day trip, Harry Gurung was our guide. He made the most of our time and even got us back in time for our flight. All of his predictions regarding timing and weather were accurate, and the clouds cleared just in time for some stunning views. Rather than giving one amount to the guide for all the porters, I would recommend giving them their tips separately at the end (rather than one amount to the guide for all of them).