ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK 2017
Open all year, starting on Mondays, see starting dates in the description, participation fee 1260€ for 4 weeks (minimum duration)
- Code : G/NEP/AT2017
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
The first week you will be introduced to the culture and people of Nepal. You will be given an orientation and taught about religion, safety, transport, and told about other culturally acceptable practices. You will have a historical orientation tour to Bouddhanath. Visit local market, take yoga and language lessons and a Nepali cooking class. You will also have time to share a bit about your culture with local people. Apart from all the sights you take in, this week will also have you eating lots of delicious Nepali food. Annapurna Base Camp Trek starts from trailhead Nayapul, cross river beds and terraced hillsides, on trails disappearing into blazing rhododendron clusters and oak forest, to picturesque villages of the Gurungs. We go on to the deep narrow corridor of Modi River Gorge, entrance to the sanctuary, a spectacular mountain amphitheatre formed by the towering peaks of Annapurna South, Fang, Annapurna I and III, Gangapurna, Glacier Dome and Machhapuchre. Annapurna Sanctuary Trek allows trekkers to pitch camp at approximately 14,000 ft, in the middle of these awesome surroundings. Annapurna Sanctuary is also popular as natural amphitheatre because of the its dramatic views from where trekkers can enjoy real natural wonders. On return, we descend through the gorge and cross the Deorali Pass from which can be had a birds eye view of the Kali Gandaki valley. On a rest day normally planned for Ghorepani, a short climb up to Poon Hill is worthwhile to get a sweeping view of the entire western Himalaya, including the giant Dhaulagiri. Trip Highlights Introduction week, Explore Annapurna Sanctuary’s inner valley trail, encounter different varied cultural regions in front of Himalayas – dramatic views of the snow capped Annapurna Himalayan heartland- most popular Southern Base Camp 410m- best photographic spot, beautiful eco hamlet lodges foods and typical hill terraced cultural lifestyle, and volunteer at Kathmandu: a. Volunteer to Teach at Local schools b. Volunteer at Kindergarten c. Volunteer at Canine Rehabilitation
All accommodation is included during your stay on our program within the schedules/ itineraries provided. Your stay will be comfortable, clean and secure with basic modern amenities. First week: Our centres have 8 bedrooms which hold up to 3 to 4 people sharing one room and 7 people in the dorm. They have modern bathrooms; a modern kitchen and dining room; a fully furnished living room; live-in staff on call 24/7; a garden complete with a comfortable, designated area for smoking and 24/7 security. Single rooms are available if booked in advance and at extra cost. Other amenities available at the centre are a TV with SKY, DVD player and wifi internet. Second week: he participants will stay overnight in local Tea – Houses along the trail. No Wi-Fi. Internet can be used via your mobile phone SIM card data plan. Meals will be provided three times a day during the week and twice during the weekend (breakfast and lunch combine to become brunch during the weekend). Food served will be vegetarian food with meat served once a week. Weekends are free to relax, and to explore the local area. Three meals, per day are served for the duration of your trip on Monday to Friday two meals per day on the weekends for the duration of your trip (We serve breakfast and dinner at the normal time during the weekend. Breakfast is western style and lunch and dinner are typical Nepalese style. We have Wi-Fi at the centre. Unfortunately the quality of internet is not as we are accustom to in most western countries and might be slower and irregular occasionally.
ATM’s: There are many ATM?s near the Kathmandu House centre which is about a 5 to 10 minutes from the house but not in Pakhora Local supermarket is a 5 minute walk from the centre. Personal SIM card for your mobile: You can buy at the local shop.
Open all year, starting on Mondays, arrival on Sundays and departure on Saturday morning, participation fee 1260€ for 4 weeks (minimum stay). Program runs Mon-Fri, (free weekends). Compulsory starting dates for 2017: 02/01 – 16/01 – 06/02 – 20/02 – 06/03 – 20/03 – 03/04 – 17/04 – 01/05 – 15/05 – 05/06 – 19/06 – 03/07 – 10/07 – 17/07 – 24/07 – 07/08 – 21/08 – 04/09 – 18/09 – 02/10 – 16/10 – 06/11 – 20/11 – 04/12 – 18/12. Reception at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) on Sundays 6.00 Hrs 18.00 Hr