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How to prepare for Annapurna base camp trek

How to prepare for Annapurna base camp trek

How to prepare for Annapurna Base camp trek is a big question for trekking in the Annapurna region. Annapurna range consists of lots of snow Peak Mountains with an elevation of more than 8000 meters. The distance of Annapurna’s tail ranges from 160 – 230 km. The 10th highest of the world is also situated in the Annapurna range. Annapurna range is also known as the “statuary of the gods”. The vegetation changes from the sub-tropical green leafy postulate to the world’s deepest gorge Kali Gandaki.Nepal has always been able to fulfill the desire of adventure geeks. The landscape, forest, mountains, and Himalayas of Nepal attracts many tourists. Annapurna base camp is also one of the most visited tourist destinations of Nepal.

You will be surrounded by the beautiful gorge Kali Gandaki which is also known as the world’s deepest gorge in the west, amazing Marshyangdi River in the north and the east and the gorgeous Pokhara valley in the south. The electrifying view of the wonderful Annapurna Massif, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, Pisang Peak, and PaungdaDanda will take your breath away. Going to Annapurna circuit is more fun and exciting with family, friends, and colleague especially the side trips and tours from places like Manang, Muktinath, and Jomsom rank as the focus of the trek. Since the trekking trail covers Manang and lower Mustang which are more influenced by the Tibetan values and beliefs. The trek to the Annapurna valley is also known as the “Round of Annapurna”. Your trip starts from Besisahar and ends on Annapurna base camp.

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  1. Physical fitness needed for Annapurna Base Camp trek
    The main thing that you need to know before heading towards the Annapurna base camp trek is physical fitness. Annapurna base camp trek falls on the moderate difficulty on the trek. You don’t need to have lots of trekking experience and knowledge for this trek. People with every age group can do this trek as long as you are physically fit. This trek is situated at the high altitude so you may have do prepare yourself from inside. Annapurna base camp is mostly about mountains peak, you will have to walk nearly 5 to 6 hours a day. For making your walking capability stronger you can go swimming and exercise. Doing yoga also helps a lot in trekking as you have to make you both mind and body fit.
  2. High altitude sickness
    Annapurna base camp is located at a high altitude so getting altitude sickness is quite common. Lots of travelers get altitude sickness during trekking. You can collect lots of information regarding its symptoms, precaution and its preventive methods. You must have the consult of a doctor for this. And never ignore if you feel any symptoms of high altitude sickness as they can lead to something massive thing which cannot be cured soon enough. So do you have to do medical treatments before doing this trek? You will have to carry a medical kit for unexpected activities.
  3. Mentally preparation
    You will have to make up your mind before doing this trek. You will have to be mentally fit and fine for the unexpected movements that may arise. The trekking route is not easy. You will have to hike uphill and downhill. Involving and traveling around Annapurna valley is not very comfortable. With the difficulty in trekking, the accommodation will also not be easy. So being mentally fit is very important. There will not be luxurious hotels so you have to stay at the local tea house.so be mentally prepare for these things.

  4. Place to stay (Accommodation)

    You will find lots of luxurious places for accommodation around Kathmandu and Pokhara valley. The hotels around Annapurna valley are not luxurious and hot shower, air-condition, toilet and many more. You may also have to share your rooms as hotels and rooms are limited. You can also see and observe the tradition and culture of the Sherpa and Gurung in the hotels. The special thing about the hotels there was they served the local food in proper Nepali style. The hotels and tea houses around the region are homely. You can enjoy the fire in the evening, each tea house possess. In addition to this, you can also enjoy the dinner while enjoying the camp fire with the fellow travelers you meet on the way.

 

  1. Best time to trek Annapurna base camp
    You can visit Annapurna base camp on any time of the year but March-June i.e. consider as the best time to trek Annapurna base camp as this is the spring season which is a enjoy the vacation with the perfect weather which provides the clear views of the gorgeous and magnificent snow-capped mountain and diverse landscapes, lush green forest, blooms rhododendrons on the way to Annapurna Base Camp.
    Another best time to visit Annapurna base camp is September to December on which is the autumn season in Nepal. It is the perfect season for trekking Annapurna circuit. Weather-wise you can fully enjoy the clear and refreshing view of the stunning mountain peaks. You can also get to observe the local culture and tradition of the local people in these seasons as many of the Nepali festivals fall on these seasons. The following season is also famous for trekking Annapurna base camp.
    October – November: – the circuit is refreshing and clean. The temperature is also warm.
    December – March:-it is the coldest time of the year. Snowfall may bock the trail.
    April – May: – the snow starts melting and the weather is quite warm.
    June – September:-The sparkling and lush flora makes the surrounding delightful.

 

  1. Trekking permit

You need to take permit for trekking Annapurna base camp trek. There are usually two types of trekking permit you need to have before trekking Annapurna base camp: – TIMS (Transport Information Management System) and ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit). The TIMS is necessary for every trekker who are trekking Nepal. You can make a TIMS card on Pokhara and Kathmandu. It takes NRS 2000 to make TIMS. And for ACAP it is for visiting the Annapurna region. You will get to visit the forest part of the Annapurna conservation. This card also can be made on Kathmandu and Pokhara. There will be a checkpoint on the way where you have to show these permits.

  1. Hire a guide
    Annapurna base camp is one of the most visited tourist destinations of Nepal and Annapurna base camp falls on the moderate trek. It is really important to hire a guide while trekking. Guide walnut only helps to find a way to your destination but also they will help us to find information and history of that place. A guide can make your trip more fun and enjoyable. They also make us familiar with and the local tradition and culture. If you have any problem regarding the trek guide will help you to get out of that problem. But you will have to hire a licensed gained guide. With the proper guidance of a guide you can minimize your trekking expenses.
  2. Solo trek or group trek
    • Solo trek
    Many people have been trekking Annapurna base camp solo. So it is not a new thing that you want to trek alone. Instead, you’ll also bump into a whole lot of other trekkers following a similar path so you can join them to get a company. The best thing about trekking Annapurna trek solo is you can have the freedom of doing whatever you want to do and wherever you want to go. It is comparatively lot more cheaply than booking a travel company. But trekking alone is not safe.
    Group trek
    Trekking in the group is a lot more fun and enjoy. You can get other people to support and be supported by – which can go a long way when you’re all exhausted and out of breath in the final days. You will be provided with porters to carry your luggage. You can get a lot more knowledge and information about that place. Everything regarding the trek like permits, accommodation all will be arranged by the travel company. But it is more expensive than solo trekking. You may not find people with some thought as yours, so you may feel lonely.


Things you need to bring with you
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  • The sleeping bag which helps on cold night’s higher altitude.
  • A medical kit which consists of paracetamol, bandage, move, tape, etc. Which you may need anytime.
  • You have to have your water purifier solution and tablets as water may not be clean everywhere.
  • You should take warm and good clothes with you as you will be walking through high altitude and weather may be extremely cold.
  • You may have to carry sunglass, sunhat and sunburn cream with you.
  • You have to carry your water bottles with you because Dehydration can occur quickly and cause irritation, headache, and rashes in the upper region.
  • You may find some water station but this water is not very pure and can cause many harmful diseases so you should carry some water purification tablet during the trek.
  • You have to have enough cash with you.
  • You have to buy the trekking boots because hiking in other shoes hurts your feet but if you hike in your trekking shoes you it will not hurt your feet and makes you feel comfortable.
  • Gain as much as information of the trek as you can have, it will help for your preparation.
  • You should carry all your personal needed equipment like personal toiletries, electronic and power banks.
  • You have to have travel insurance that covers trekking and other emergency packages.
  • You can choose the best weather conditions for a perfect and comfortable trek for beginners as well as for anyone who just wants to enjoy a comfortable trek.

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Conclusion

You need to have a plan or be prepare during any trekking. Even though Annapurna base camp trek long, moderate and high altitude trek, you will enjoy, have lots of memories and experience here. If you are preparing for this trek physically and mentally you can enjoy every second of this trek. Many trails are going to Annapurna base camp, you can choose any route according to your comfort. You may have to walk 4 – 6 hours a day. Exercise, swimming, and yoga helps a lot. Don’t forget to relax and enjoy the amazing journey and take good memories with you.

Don’t forget to take e photographs along the way as well as at the Annapurna Base Camp. This trail makes for some of the greatest pictures with the mountains in the background. In the lower regions, blossoms of the red and white rhododendrons, and local people in their traditional attire we are sure that this will be your best experience. We hope you had a lovely time adventuring Nepal. Have a safe journey!!!

Poon hill elevation, altitude and weather guide

Poon Hill Elevation

Nepal is a famous place for trekking and hiking. One of the best places to trek in Nepal is Poon hill trek which is commonly known as Annapurna sunrise trekking or Annapurna panorama trekking. It is an impressive and popular short trek of Nepal. Poon hill is situated at the elevation of 1045 ft. /3139 meter from the sea level. Poon Hill elevation is not so high, so there is no chance of catching altitude sickness problems.

Poon hill is the easiest short trek near Pokhara valley; it can be completed within 4 – 5 days. It is located on the northern side of Pokhara, Ghorepani, popularly known as beautiful ridges. You can get the incredible panoramic view of stimulating and enlivening new energy through the lush green forest filled red wonderful rhododendron forest. It is also famous for one of the best-selling treks in Nepal.

Ghorepani poon hill trek is mainly famous for the exotics view of high snow peak mountains like Dhaulagiri 8,167 m (26,795 ft ), Annapurna I 8,091 m (26,545 ft), Annapurna South 7,219 m (23,684 ft), Machapuchhre 6,993 m (22,943 ft), Annapurna II 7,937 m (26,040 ft), Annapurna III 7,555 m (24,787 ft), Gangapurna 7,455 m (24,459 ft), Tukuche peak 6,920 m (22,700 ft), Dhampus peak 6,012 m (19,724 ft), Hiunchuli 6,441 m (21,132 ft), GurjaHimal 7,193 m (23,599 ft), NilgiriHimal 7,061 m (23,166 ft). People mostly enjoy the sunrise and sunset of this place. The view of the bright sun rising from behind the high mountains is mind-blowing. For this reason, poon hill trek is also known as the photographer’s paradise.

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Poon Hill Altitude

Poon Hill Altitude lies at a lower altitude of 10475 ft, thus accomplishing this journey is not a big deal. However, the extraordinary view of the mountains from here is worth watching. The best part of there is very little or no little chance of catching altitude sickness. Another advantage is, being the shortest trek destination, this trek is on the top list of every traveler. When you walk from Ulleri village to Ghorepani, then you will feel the highest elevation difference.

Reaching to Ulleri will take you to the altitude of 1500 m, and Ghorepani lies at an altitude of 2800 m. conquering approximately 1300 m is a challenging task. Point to be noted that this challenging task is advisable to those who want to adopt a challenge. More than that, Above the Himalayan Company will provide you a feature of the customizable trip itinerary for your comfortable and happy trip.

Slow climbing around higher altitudes is advisable for you. I am sure that you would have the daring and exciting journey in Poon Hill Elevation that every travel enthusiastic person would love to do. This trek is marked as the shortest trek yet the beautiful one that is remembered throughout a lifetime. Talking about the effort needed to accomplish this trek, any person with a moderate level of physical fitness can go for this trek.

As we know, Nepal is the country full of natural resources and eye-catching landscapes. Thus, it has uncountable Himalayas, rivers, temples, lakes, and many more. Exploring Nepal would give lots of natural pleasure and excitement. Every year more than hundreds of thousands of people from all around the world visit Nepal and explore its nature. What is wonderful is people who want to visit Nepal always show their willingness to explore Nepal from time to time. Poon Hill lies in the central part of Nepal, in the Annapurna region, and near the town of Pokhara, the second-largest city after Kathmandu.

You will get a chance to sightseeing around the favourite place of Pokhara such as Lakeside Pokhara, GupteshowrMahadev, World peace pagoda temple, Sarangkot village, etc.At an altitude of 3210 meters, the dazzling view of the Poonhill sunrise value a lot of the trekking journey. Your heart will burst with joy after seeing that marvelous view against the skyline. Seeing those mesmerizing views will be the moment to cherish. Pokhara, being the closest transition to begin the trek around the Annapurna region has lots of things to offer.

Trip Facts of Poon Hill Elevation:

Trip Duration: 5 Days
Trip Grade: Easy/Moderate
Best Season: All around the year
Per Day Hiking: 5/7 Hours
Max. Elevation: 3210m (Poonhill)
Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge (Tea House)
Transportation: Flight/Tourist Bus/Private Car/Van
Starting/Ending Point: Nayapol / Nayapol
Activities: Sightseeing/ Trekking/City Tour
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Poon Hill Trip Highlights:

  • Opportunity to Capture the best sunrise and sunset view against the skyline
  • Gazing through the spectacular snow-capped mountains such as Dhaulagiri (8167M) Manaslu (8163m,) and Annapurna I (8091m) and others Himalayas is peace to the heart.
  • Explore small villages and well-arranged settlement Birethati, Hile, Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, Tadapani
  • Walking along the lush forest and viewing different creatures is a beautiful moment to enjoy
  • Explore two Biggest and beautiful villages such as Ghandruk Gurung village and UlleriMagar Village.
  • Waterfall and rice terrace is worth watching
  • Recognized as one of the feasible and short treks
  • You will be offered with excellent hospitality environment and serene surroundings by the locals.
  • Exploring different creatures along the way and culturally rich ethnic villages are awesome
  • The best Easy and doable Short trek in Annapurna region suitable for everyone
  • You can have an adventurous trip by walking on the soothing forests and pleasant terrace farming

 Weather in Poon Hill Elevation

Poon Hill is the best and doable trek due to its perfect climate. The climate of Poon Hill remains the same throughout the year. However, each season possesses different characteristics. It is always wise to know the Poon Hill weather and temperature forecast before heading your trek. In Nepal, March to April and October to November are considered best for trekking. It is because these seasons have the perfect weather condition and sunny environment that best suits the trek. You can see the pretty clear weather at this time, with very little chance of rainfall. Additionally, the sky remains crystal clear and depicts the best surrounding view. At this time, the spectacular sunrise will surely melt your heart.

If you are a solo traveler and want to avoid crowd, then opting winter season can be the best choice. Doing so will make your time fruitful as you can enjoy nature freely. Not only will this, traveling this time offer you a heavy off-season discount. At the time from December till February, there could be a chance of snowfall. You can enjoy the moment and view the breathtaking views of magical mountains. One must be aware of the temperatures of the winter as it might sometimes goes to below zero degree Celsius. Taking extra clothes and jackets would be wise things to do. During summer or monsoon season, there is the chance of rainfall. So you must be aware of leech at this season.

Day to Day Itinerary of Poon Hill trek

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
You will start your journey from Kathmandu. The team above the Himalayan will provide you the service of picking up you from the airport. After arriving in the Kathmandu, you can rest for a while and you can also roam around Kathmandu valley and visit some of the famous places of Nepal like Pashupatinath and Syambhunath. You will be staying at the hotel in Kathmandu. There you will have the chance to enjoy Nepali culture and Tradition. The hotel will serve you the food of Nepali culture in a typical Nepali style. You will also have the meeting regarding the trek with the expert above the Himalayan.

Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Pokhara is the second biggest city in Nepal after Kathmandu. You will be traveling to Pokhara from Kathmandu on the second day. As Pokhara is known as the Switzerland of Nepal, you will enjoy the trip very much. It takes about 7 – 8 hours to reach Pokhara on a local bus/van. A journey of 1 hour will be enough if you wish to take the flight as a mode of transportation.
But we suggest you take the bus because you can enjoy the incredible ride along the way. You can also visit some of the best places in Nepal like David fall, Phewa lake, Gupteshowr cave, Sarangkot, World peace pagoda temple, etc. You will be staying today at one of the hotels in Pokhara.

Day 3: Trek from Pokhara to Tikhedhunga
Your third day of the trek starts from the early morning drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. It takes about an hour to reach Nayapul from Pokhara. You will also find one village across Nayapul called Berathanti, where you will find your first checkpoint where you will have to shoe your IDs, passport, and the permit of the trek. After the inspection, you will have to walk uphill, and the road is quite dirty and rough. After about 2 hours of walk, you will reach up on the hill. After successful climbing of the mountain, you can have stunning views of Mt. Annapurna south (7219 m), Huinchuli (6441 m). It will take you approximately 4/5 hours to reach to Ulleri village from Nayapul.
Overnight at a beautiful lodge

Day 4 – Tikhedunga to Ghorepani
Total hiking hours – about 7-8 hours
On the fourth day of the trek, your trip starts in the early morning at around 6 am. This day your hike would be a little challenging as compared to previous days hike. After walking a continuous 4 hours, you would reach the top of the hill. There you would catch a glimpse of the snowcapped Annapurna peaks. The views would be heart-melting. After that, 3 hours of the continuous walk would take you to cold Ghorepani village.
You will see the spectacular snow-capped mountains such as Dhaulagiri (8167M,) Manaslu (8163m,) and Annapurna I (8091m) and others Himalayas from the vantage point of the hill.

Day 5: Ghorepani to Pokhara and Kathmandu
This is the last day of your trek. This day you would retrace your trekking journey from Ghorepani to Pokhara. On the way back you can enjoy the natural landscapes, varieties of flora and fauna, etc. If you have an extra day, you can stay in Pokhara and do a day hiking to the beautiful places around it. From Pokhara, grab a flight to Kathmandu. Reaching to Kathmandu would conclude your Poon Hill trek journey. The very next day, our representative would drop you to the international airport for the final departure.

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Conclusion:

Ghorepani Poon hill trekking, which is also known as Annapurna panorama trekking is undoubtedly popular easy trekking among the visitors. Poon hill, located at the northern side of Pokhara is popularly re-known as the beautiful ridge.
One of the best parts of this trek is, it can be achieved in a short period with little effort, unlike other classic mountain treks such as Annapurna Base Camp trek and Everest BaseCamp trek, which will take minimum a week to travel. Also, the later trek could be hard to achieve for beginner travelers. The incredible view of highly attractive and ideal Machhapuchhre (also called as Fishtail) would be worth watching.

Why Trekking in Nepal- Reason to Trek in Nepal Himalaya.

Why Trekking in Nepal?

Are you a travel person? Want to trek to a heavenly place. Well, Nepal is there for you with enormous possibilities and beauties. Nepal, a world of numerous high peaks, beautiful trails along the trekking route, the sparkling river flowing all around, beautiful temples that lie all around Nepal, are the significant highlights of why Nepal visit is a must. There are a plethora of trekking options in Nepal and are always waiting for you. So pack your bag, head towards the land of Himalayas Nepal. I am sure that you will find the reflection of heaven after visiting Nepal. All of the adventure trips are hidden in the high hills and Himalayan regions. So get out of your comfort zone and explore the beautiful places of Nepal.

There are endless trails in Nepal, which will expose to the real beauty of Nature. If you have dreamed of reaching the top of the mountains, then visiting Nepal can fulfill your dream with no doubts.  Nepal offers fantastic landscapes, mesmerizing journey, and pleasurable environment. Nepal trekking is not just about ascending the high mountains, but also exploring the beautiful trails, diverse flora and fauna, and many more. Geographically, Nepal is a small country, but the beauties it possesses is beyond the expectation. Nepal has enormous sources to fulfill the traveling zeal of avid travelers. Nepal is a small landlocked country yet filled with a plethora of nature from all around the world travel to Nepal,

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Want to go trekking in Nepal? Namaste! A world of high peaks, endless trails, and plenty of trekking options is awaiting you. When you first thought of trekking in al sources. PeopleNepal, you probably imagined yourself hiking up the steep slopes of Mount Everest, dodgy ladders over the Khumbu Icefall included. Right? Wrong. Trekking in Nepal is not about ascending the highest peaks of the Himalaya and the world.

You will always be amazed at the astounding surrounding full of diverse creatures of Nepal.  Not only this, the people here provide a warm environment. There is numerous dense jungle lying in the lap of Nepal. They possess various endangered species of Royal Bengal Tigers, One-horned rhinoceros, Himalayan Yak, and many more.

Once you visit Nepal, then you would feel immense pleasure in exploring the more beautiful places here. It has the highest mountain, Mt. Everest, the ever-flowing Himalayan rivers, glaciers, large lakes, green valleys, and lovely waterfalls, the national parks in the Terai and Himalayan range are all the attractions for tourists. Nepal is a multi-ethnic, multi-language, and multi-culture country.

This article mainly focuses on the topic that relates to trekking in Nepal and major reasons why trekking in Nepal. Trekking in Nepal does not mainly focus on one place, there are lots of trekking destinations in Nepal. It would take a year to explore all of the places in Nepal. Everest Base Camp trekking, Annapurna Base Camp trekking, Mardi Himal trekking, Upper Mustang Trekking, Nepal Luxury Package are some of the famous trekking (out of hundreds trekking destination) and tour options that every tourist wish for.

 

Reasons for Trekking in Nepal:

Every avid trekker are always seeking for the major adventure. While their search will be incomplete if they do not visit Nepal. Nepal is the best trekking spot due to various reasons. Why trekking in Nepal, prompt as the bid question to many people. You will be all cleared after reading this article.

Undoubtedly, Nepal is the bests trekking spot among other countries. There are more than dozens of astounding high peaks including the world’s most top Mt. Everest. Apart from this, Mt. Kanchanjanga, Mt.Lotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt.Dhaulagiri and many other mountains are equally beautiful and exciting to explore.

Having the closest view of such incredibly panoramic mountains is a dream comes true moment. Seeing those sparking peaks right in front of your eyes is what heaven feels like. You will get to connect with nature from your inner heart. Not only the heights of this mountain are the massive hit factor, but also the trails that lead to those fantastic peaks will expose something different each day.

Diverse flora and fauna, terrace farming, various endangered animals, beautiful villages, and settlements along the trail will motivate you and teach a different lifestyle of the Himalayan peaks. Nepal being home to almost 6500 flowering plants, 2500 species vascular plants, and 130 other species, it offers natural beauty in each step.  Visiting Nepal is an exciting and thrilling feeling that will expose to various creatures.

Below are some of the top most reasons to answer why trekking in Nepal?

Nepal possesses ten UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites

Multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, multi-cultural country Nepal, is located in South Asia. Most importantly this country is blessed with various natural and cultural factors. It consists of fertile plains in Terai, subalpine forest in hills, and numerous snow-capped mountains in the Himalayan. Nepal has caught the attention of tourists from around the years. Various places in Nepal serves as the place of great beauty. Eight of the ten tallest mountains lie in here.

Besides these, various historical and religious places are listed in UNESCO world heritage sites. Uncountable temples monasteries, stupas, and many other sacred places make Nepal one of the target destinations for pilgrims. Nepal offers you a chance to visit worldwide sacred popular places like Pashupatinath temple, Lumbini (Birth Place of Gautam Buddha), Muktinath, Janaki Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Dakshinkali Temple, Bhaktapur, Patan. The map of Nepal is filled with traditional diversities and numerous historical diversities. Among them, the cultural diversity is all scattered all over the country, while historical diversities are occupied in the central part of the country.

Diverse Flora and Fauna

Nepal consists of various plants namely (6391-Flowering Plants, 2532 Vascular Plants, 130-endemic species). Which sumps up to 2.80% of the total percentage of the plant’s species. These numbers are in the increasing trend and are mainly focused on numerous Governmental protected areas. Not only this, the topographical and climatic variation of the country also favors the plants. Blooming Rhododendron, which is the national flower of Nepal could also be found in the various parts of Nepal. The trekking trails are all filled with rare plants, such as golden Michelia, Serpentina, Spikenard, PanchAule, Himalayan yew, Yarshagumba, and many more.
Nepal also has a unique collection of rare animals, apart from flora diversity. Various rare animals can be spotted because of its topographical and demographic variation. Nepal government has declared some area as the wildlife reserves area, national parks, and many sanctuaries for the protection of this rare and endangered species. It is because Nepal does not have any natural habitats for wildlife. One-horned Rhinocerous, Musk deer, Himalayan Black Bear, Asiatic elephant, etc. are some of the rare species spotted in Nepal.


Beautiful Landscapes and Amazing viewpoints

Nepal consisting of 8 out of 10 highest peaks in the world, gives lots of trekking options for enthusiastic travelers. Climbing the tallest mountains named Mount Everest is a dream of every people. For this reason, every year, hundreds of thousands of tourist influxes in Nepal. Apart from this, the beauty of other several mountain peaks such as Annapurna, AmaDablam, Machhepuchre, Dhaulagiri, Kanchanjanga cannot be left behind. Not only this, the weather and temperature of Nepal are favorable for heading trek in every nooks and corner of the nation. However, each season will depict different flavors and unique characteristics.

Pokhara, being the second largest city after Kathmandu is another example of business. Having easy access from Kathmandu, the city is full of lakes, temples, and offers the best viewpoint for the numerous dazzling mountains such as Mt.Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Annapurna, etc. Along with this, Nepal offers several recreational activities during your trek. You can enjoy paragliding, Mountain Biking, Kayaking and clinic, Cannoning, Sky Drive, Jungle Safari, etc.
Besides this, Kalapatthar viewpoint, Poon hill viewpoint, Nagarkot viewpoint, Gokyo RI viewpoint, are considered as the top viewpoint for having a spectacular view of the breathtaking peaks.

Getting insights into diverse Culture and tradition
Culturally and traditionally rich country Nepal offers you to gain the experience of diverse cultures and their lifestyle during your trek. Many people with different caste, religion, traditions could be encountered during the trails. The best part is each if this culture depicts its own tradition. You get to know their lifestyle, their culture, and their living style during your trek. Going to different altitudes, geography will expose you to dynamic cultures. Nepal consists of 40 different tribes, who speak dozens of languages. Those sum ups to 26 million people. Hence, every part of the nation shows unique cultures and traditional rituals.

Local and Affordable food in Good Accommodation

Either you opt for relaxing travel or for challenging mountain trek. Yes, Nepal is there to serve you according to your needs. Talking about accommodation and food. You will be served with the best service with delicious local cuisines. There is the availability of international cuisines in various patterns. However, the local food in Nepal is something that you would love. The food here is prepared with the local vegetable that gives you a unique taste. Besides this, trekking to various places gives you the feeling of varieties of cultural food. You will surely be delighted with the individual and tasty food. The best part is this food is available at a reasonable price. Accommodation here is very well services with a unique environment. During your trek, you might be accommodated to teahouse/lodges and while in the city you can have luxurious accommodation in the hotel.

The difficulty for Trekking in Nepal

Talking about the level of difficulty for opting trekking in Nepal, the average people can accomplish most of the treks. However, there is some trek destination that needs good physical fitness to treks such as Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp. After all, you are trekking in the lap of Himalayas, so you must be physically fit for this. If you have enough experience of trekking, then all the treks will be feasible for you. With the right gear and high motivation, you can reach the land of the dream. Suggestion for you is, go for a more leisurely trek such as Poon Hill Trek, Gandruk before going for a hard trek. With the right effort and great enthusiasm, you can accomplish the EBC trek.

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Conclusion

No matter whether you are a solo traveler or a group traveler, Nepal treats you equally and tends to shower all the beauties it possesses. Everest Region, Annapurna region, Dolpa, Manang and Mustang, Manaslu are the significant places that have plenty of trekking options. Thus Nepal government has planned “Visit Nepal 2020” as a major campaign, intending to attract hundreds of thousands of tourists in Nepal. You will be exposed to the hidden treasure of Nepal. This is why the importance of tourism is rapidly growing. Various traveling and trekking companies is established to serve you with the best services based on your comfort.

Short Treks Near Kathmandu

Kathmandu short trek

Nepal is one of the best places which allure people with natural and scenic beauty. Nepal is rich in both tradition and ecological aspects. The arts, culture, ethnicity of the people are really fascinating. Nepal has also been known as the land of trekkers. When it comes to trekking, Nepal has never failed to serve the trekkers with its natural beauty. The main attraction of Nepal is its simplicity and peacefulness. It is a great place for people seeking some kind of insight. Nepal consists of many snow peak high mountains including the world’s highest mountain Mount Everest. Everest base camp, Annapurna base camp are some of the places many people like to visit in Nepal. Along with those long trips, Nepal has also been fulfilling the need of people for short treks. The most famous place for Kathmandu short trek.

Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal which is surrounded by high snow Peak Mountains. Though Kathmandu is one of the modernized cities of Nepal, the culture and tradition of the Kathmandu valley have not been affected by urbanization. Many historical sites like Pashupatinath, the holy and sacred Hindu temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Changunarayan Temple, Swyambunath “The Monkey Temple” etc of Kathmandu valley has been listed by world heritage site by UNESCO. Kathmandu is a beautiful valley that is bounded by green hills on all of its sides. You can also see and observe the local life of the people in the village.

You can have an amazing experience if you opt for Kathmandu Short Trek. Despite being near the Kathmandu valley the village is not affected. The terrace farming in the village nearby Kathmandu valley looks really awesome. Farmers still use the traditional style of farming. You can see them working in the field. There are many places that are easily accessible from Kathmandu. Kathmandu Short Trek is always the best option if you have a limited time span.

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Highlights of the Kathmandu Short Trek

  • Amazing rock formations, glaciers, narrow canyons
  • Unique Himalayan and Tibetan culture
  • Restricted region
  • Varied cultures of the Trans-Himalayan Buddhist people
  • High plateau
  • Stunning mountain views- Annapurna panorama, Mt Manaslu, Dhaulagiri.
  • Observing the local lifestyle of the people around the Kathmandu valley

Some of the famous places for going Short Trek in Kathmandu

Chisapani hike

Chisapani is one of the most visited short treks from Kathmandu. The word Chisapani is derived from the two Nepali word ‘chisa’ means clod and ‘pani’ means water. Chisapani is a small place about an hour from Kathmandu through Sundarijal. It is located at an altitude of 2,215m from sea level. The route goes through the beautiful Shivpuri national park with dense sub-tropical forest. It takes 4-5 hours to hike Chisapani. You will find the incredible view of the high mountains like Mount Langtang, Mount Gugal, Mount Ganesh, Mount Gaurishankar. It is one of the most enjoying treks of Kathmandu. You will be stunned by the view of the amazing Himalayan ranges. Chisapani is one of the quietest and peaceful places. You can listen to the birds chirping throughout the way. It is also the gateway to LangtangGosainkunda trek and Nagarkot.

Nagarkot Hike

Another best short trek form Kathmandu Nagarkot. Nagarkot is a place which is situated at a distance of 29km from Kathmandu .it is situated at the altitude of 2195m / 7200ft from sea level. You can get the flourishing view of Langtang Himal on the way to Kathmandu to Nagarkot. The trail also goes through the amazing view of Ganesh, and DorjeLakpa ranges. Mostly people of the Tamang community lived nearby the Nagarkot area. There is a famous place in Nagarkot called Changunarayan. It is a temple that is enlisted by UNSECO on the world’s heritage site. It takes at least 4-5 hours to reach Nagarkot. You will see the high snow Peak Mountains and countryside experience from this hike. You can also see the panorama of the Himalayas ranging from the Dhaulagiri in the west to Kanchanjunga in the east including Mt Everest.

Not only this, you can enjoy the incredible view of Mt Everest and can have a very close look with the Binocular. The trek goes through the Newari village called Sakhu where you can observe the Newari tradition.

Champadevi Hike

Champadevi hike is one of the famous hiking places around Kathmandu valley. it is a hill with a height of 2278 meters and also known as the third highest hill of Kathmandu. The most exciting thing about hiking to Champadevi is you can watch the paramedic view the world’s highest mountain mt. Everest. You can also see some of the high mountains like Langtang, Ganesh, Dhaulagiri, Gauri Shankar, and Manaslu. The view of the whole Kathmandu valley from the top of Champadevi is majestic. There is also a historic temple called Champadevi temple on the side of the hill. It is one of the easy, enjoying and most visited trekking destinations around Kathmandu valley.

Kakani Hike

Kakani is also one of the most visited tourist destinations around Kathmandu valley. It is situated at an altitude of 2030 meters above sea level. It takes about an hour from central Kathmandu to reach Kakani. Kakani is a place full of culture and tradition. Mainly people of the Tamang and Gurung community are found in Kakani celebrating their ethnicity and Culture. PasangLamu Highway leads the road to Kakani. You can get the outstanding view of Himalayan trail stretching from Annapurna to Everest through Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Gauri Shankar, DorjeLekpa and Shishampangma. The green forests of Kakani are full of Rhododendron on the mountain steep. The best season for visiting Kakani is considered to be winter as the mountains look amazing covered with snow blankets.

 NamoBuddha

Another famous place for the short trek from Kathmandu is NamoBuddha. Namobuddha is situated at Kavre district 3-4 hours to reach Namobuddha from Kathmandu. It is located at an altitude of 1750 meters from the sea level. Namobuddha is a place where mostly Tamang people live celebrating their Buddhists culture. Namobuddha is filled with peacefulness and simplicity. The house and temples of there are designed with the Buddhist crafts and sculpture. There is a monastery of Namobuddha that has a huge history. It is believed that the king of the Namobuddha was buried on that land who was known for his sacrifice of his life. Space is also quite famous for mediation as the surrounding is quite natural and peaceful.

Phulchowki


Phulchowki is also a famous tourist place for shorts treks in Kathmandu. It is situated at an altitude of 2782 meters from sea level. It takes 2-4 hours to reach Phulchowki from the capital. The word Phulchowki means the hills filled with flowers. Phulchowki is a high hill and also consider as the highest point of Kathmandu valley. Phulchowki is a beautiful point that provides a splendid view of the high mountains. Phulchowki is the most relaxing place in Kathmandu. There is a botanic garden on Phulchowki consisting of beautiful endangered flowers. People following Hindu religions have different religious beliefs in Phulchowki. Hundreds of pilgrims visit this place for salivation. There is a memorial of Phulchowkimai which is surrounded by the flags of prayers.

Chandragiri Hills

Chandragiri is also one of the popular short treks in Kathmandu valley. it is a place filled with natural beauty. It is situated at an altitude of 2425 meters from sea level. The route to this place goes through Thankot and Gotham. The history says this is a place that late king Prithivi Narayan Shah who unified whole Nepal, conquered Kasthamadap. Apart from that Chandragiri provides the best view of electrifying Mt.Everest, Mt.Api, and other high snow peak mountains. You can also ride the cable car on Chandragiri. Chandragiri is also a point that provides the splendid view of Kathmandu valley. There is also a temple on Chandragiri most of the people visit this place where king Prithivi Narayan Shah prayed before unifying Nepal. You will get to be in the middle of the high hills while riding a cable car.

Bethanchowk

Bethanchowk is also known as the hidden gem of Nepal. It is situated at an altitude of 3000 meters from the sea level. It is slightly difficult but a very adoring trek near Kathmandu. It takes 3 hours to reach Bethanchowk from Kathmandu. It is also the highest point of Mahabharat range which extends from western India. Not only has it provided the best view of Kathmandu valley but also amazing high mountains in all 360 degrees. Then you will reach the top of the hill, you can see the cloud downward. It makes you feel like you are in heaven. The sunrise and sunset of this place are staggering so, you may have to stay for more than a day but it will be worth it. It is a less crowded and peaceful place to trek. You can observe the local lifestyle of the people in that region. On a clear day, you can also see some of the points of Janakpur and Makwanpur. Thus Bethanhowk is also one of the best short treks around Kathmandu valley.

Things that are included in the Packages:

  • Free hotel transfer and airport pickup
  • Teahouse/Lodges accommodation during the trek.
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) according to the itinerary.
  • Most ground transportation on a private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Professional English speaking, Eco Trained trekking guide his meals, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine, transportation, etc.
  • Porter service (4 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Sleeping Bag and Trekking sticks (to be returned after trip completion), trek maps.
  • All government and local taxes and necessary paperwork.

 

Things that are excluded:

  • Other transportation except Included in the section.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Nepal Tourist Visa fee
  • Personal expenses such as bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.
  • Additional costs or delays caused in case of itinerary modification with a view to a safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability raises strike, moment, etc.
  • Tips for staffs and porter

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Conclusion

Nepal is a famous place for trekking and hiking. The green hills and the snow peak high mountain are the main attraction of Nepal. Kathmandu Short trek is always feasible and doable tasks. The short treks are for the people who don’t get time for adventures. These trekking places are also suitable for a family vacation. Sometimes the physical health of people doesn’t support trekking but trekking short treks help them to refresh themselves. Hiking these places are suitable for people doing seminars, meeting and visiting Nepal frequently. These treks are also very helpful for beginners.

Happy Trekking!!!!

Upper Mustang Helicopter Tour Details Guide

 Upper Mustang Helicopter Tour

Nepal, a small landlocked country serves a lot in terms of exploring the natural beauty. It is blessed with numerous temples, stunning Himalayas, crystal clear rivers, uncountable lakes and many more that every traveler would love to explore. While talking about the beautiful places of Nepal, Mustang cannot be left behind. Mustang is the place with the true combination of lifetime memories and natural beauty.

Another advantage that mustang possess is, this is the all-time favorite for nature lovers. You can visit Mustang all the time of the year. What amazes you is, the beauty of this place is evergreen and remains the same in the entire year.
Upper mustang is truly a hidden paradise of Nepal. This is one of the best destinations that every traveler wishes to visit. Generally, Upper mustang lies in the northeast part of Nepal. Upper Mustang is nearer to the Tibet-Nepal border.

Upper Mustang Helicopter tour will be one of the most memorable times of your life. You can cherish this moment throughout your lifetime. Having a Himalayan Asian Trek through Helicopter is the best scenic flight you can have in that area. This tour is best for those who have a short time and want to enjoy most of the natural beauty within a limited time. The upper mustang helicopter tour will take you to the Forbidden Kingdom. This was only open in 1992 for foreigners.

The significant tasks to do in the Upper Mustang Helicopter tour are exploring the architectural wonders, culture, traditions, Tibetan Language, and the lifestyle of the Tibetan people. You can get close insights of the Tibetan people.
Get a unique experience by opting for the Upper Mustang Helicopter Tour. You can visit old monasteries, explore the forbidden kingdom by crossing over the Himalayas.

Upper Mustang Helicopter tour is one of the most exciting and thrilling journeys you can have in your lifetime. The super exciting Upper Mustang Helicopter tour starts from vibrant city Kathmandu and lands in Pokhara for filling fuel. After all the arrangements and according to plan, the helicopter files very close to the Annapurna Himalayan range. During your helicopter flight, you will be passing along the Kaligandaki River.

The incredible panoramic views of the magical mountains would be the greatest achievement of this luxurious tour. More than that, the beautiful landscapes would surely melt your heart. This tour will be the best utilization of the limited period and grabbing the scenic views in your heart. Various monasteries here are made up of old artifacts and reflects the major attraction of this place. These monasteries are also called the treasure houses of the Tibetan Buddhist religion.

Trekking in the Upper Mustang region would reveal lots of its history and the evolution of this place. You can know how the change has occurred and what changes made this place the most beautiful ones, The trekking to the Mustang region starts from the short scenic drive of Kathmandu from Pokhara. Likewise, the trail will expose to various ethnic villages such as Kagbeni, Smar, Tsarang, Chuksang, Ghami, Gelling, and Lo Manthang. Not only is this their many monasteries situated at this place that makes the home more beautiful to explore.

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You will experience the religious as well as spiritual vibe by the presence of many monasteries, Chortens, and Gumbas along your way. And the whole village is filled with the presentation of the people’s unique culture and exotic lifestyle. You will have one of the best and comfortable tours with this beautiful short yet beautiful Upper Mustang Heli tour. Most importantly, you will have the exciting helicopter ride over the dense forests and above the oxidized red cliffs of the Mustang’s terrain.

The helicopter tour to mustang concludes in Kathmandu, after returning of the helicopter flight back to the Kathmandu city. While returning from your short yet pleasurable journey, you can cherish your moment and recall the memories. Enjoying the aerial views of villages, eye-capturing mountains, hills, sparkling rivers would be peace to your heart. The feeling you get seeing those magical things is not less than heaven.

Trip Highlights of Mustang

• Visiting Muktinath temple, the temple is regarded as one of the most religious places for Hindus and Buddhists.
• During your journey, you will have a comfortable lodges/teahouse with great service.
• Have an enticing view of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and other chains of mountains.
• Visit 1200 years old Ghar Gompa, and Khanpa caves in Chooser valley
• Explore the beautiful Tibet Buddhist culture, prayer flags, monasteries, and chortens.
• Enjoy the most popular recreational activity, such as mountain climbing, mountain cycling, and cultural tours.
• Getting insights into the Tibetan Culture and Lifestyle.
• Get to Know the dynamic side of Nepali culture
• Visiting Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest Gorge.
• Visit the independent Tibetan Kingdom, where royal people still lives
• Explore Marpha village, which is mostly popular for apple pies and orchards
• Visit the Forbidden Kingdom of Lo.
• Mustang is marked as the place that receives less rainfall. So trekking will be a lot easier.
Day To Day Itinerary for Upper Mustang Helicopter Tour
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
This day involves the welcoming in greeting session after your arrival in Nepal. Then you will be transferred to Hotel. After refreshment and snacks, you can have a leisurely walk around the famous places of Kathmandu. In the evening, our tour expertise will give you a brief orientation about the tour.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
The second day of the tour involves sightseeing around the vibrant city Kathmandu. Kathmandu is the city of temples, and these temples are of great religious importance. Pashupatinath is the biggest temple of Lord Shiva situated at the heart of Kathmandu. Other than that, you can visit Buddhnath stupa, Patan Durbar square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Basantapur, Swyambhunath, etc. In this way, you can visit various historical and architectural monuments.

Day 03: Helicopter Tour to Upper Mustang
The day three of the tour is the major day of this whole Upper Mustang Helicopter Tour Journey. In the morning, after breakfast, our office member will take you to the airport for your helicopter tour. Then it will take around 1 and a half hours to reach from Kathmandu to Jomson by Helicopter. After reaching to Jomsom, you have to board police, as per the rules of the government. Dhumba Lake, Mustang Eco-Museum, Rupse Fall, and Rock Climbing and Mountain Biking are some of the famous places of Jomsom.
After that, your flight continues to Lo Manthang, which will take approximately 25 mins from Jomsom. Lo Manthang is the main city of Mustang and is situated at an altitude of 3730 m. You can see the King’s Palace in the center of the town, where King of Mustang and his family stay. In Lo Manthang you can see mud walls which protect the ancient city. This wall is lined with prayer stones as well as monasteries and various traditional things. You can explore the old town here and stay there overnight.
Overnight at Lo Manthang

Day 04: Fly from Lo Manthang to Jomsom and then Kathmandu
On the fourth day of the tour, you will fly from Lo Manthang to Jomsom. Have an early breakfast and board on the flight for Jomsom. Then your flight continues back to Kathmandu from Jomsom. On the way to Kathmandu, you can recall the spectacular memories of the mountains, hills and beautiful landscapes.
Overnight at Kathmandu

Day 05: Final Departure Day
This is the last day of the tour and includes relaxation and shopping infamous city of Kathmandu like Asan, Basantapur, Thamel, etc. At night you will have a sweet farewell dinner along with Nepali cultural show in a Nepali restaurant.
The very next morning, you will be dropped off to the international airport for your Final Departure. You will be taking the best memories back to your home.

Cost Includes

• Airport and drop-off facility to International Airport
• Accommodation in Kathmandu in the deluxe hotel (Bed and breakfast basis as per the itinerary).
• Accommodation in Lo Manthang that includes full board meal
• Kathmandu sightseeing with an expert guide by private vehicle
• All necessary work permits during the tour.
• Round trip Heli tour from Ktm-Lo Manthang and back to Kathmandu, based on itinerary.
• All the necessary permission fee required from Government and all the airport taxes etc
• ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) permits that cost around USD 30 per person.
• TIMS (Trekking Information’s Management System) card fees are NPR 1000 for group trekkers and NPR 2000 for Free Individual Trekker.
• Basic first aid kit for medical supplies
• Talented, Experienced and experts Guide
• All the necessary government and official paperwork,
• Transportation, Meal allowance, accommodation and insurance for guide
• Internal airport flight
• Farewell Dinner

Cost Excludes

• Additional services such as food, beverage, air-condition, wifi, etc.
• Other Personal expenses and bills
• Clients’ travel insurance
• Tips to the guide/porter and gratuities

Best Seasons for Upper Mustang Helicopter Tour

Upper Mustang is also called as the natural wonderland of Nepal. You can explore two famous places while having the Mustang Heli tour, namely: Annapurna and Upper Mustang. Mustang, lying in the northern part of the Annapurna region starts from Kagbeni. The physical structure of Mustang is similar to the Tibetan plateau which continues from the Tibetan border. This is the reason of Tibet being influenced by the lifestyles and culture of the Upper Mustang. Thus, Lo-Manthang, the capital of the Upper Mustang gives a Tibetan vibe in Nepal. This place is still controlled as the restricted area by the Nepal Government and anyone who wants to visit this area needs a special permit. Lo-Manthang is recognized as the age-old walled city that has a unique culture and tradition. Upper Mustang Helicopter Tour falls under the short luxurious tour which is a bit expensive compared to other tours. However, the view of the sparkling mountains the dense forest worth the cost.

Spring and Autumn are the best seasons to visit Mustang. As the weather and Temperature at this time remain clear and favorable. As Mustang lies in the rain shadow area, visiting Mustang in Monsoon season could also be another option. Other than that if you are avid trekkers and always wish to have adventure activities than Opting Upper Mustang Helicopter tour in Winter can be super exciting too. However, Mustang receives different types of weather based on a different season and each season depicts peculiar characteristics. And the beauty of Mustang remains the same throughout the year.

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Final Say,

The Upper Mustang Helicopter Tour will provide you a magical view of the stunning mountains such as Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Dhaulagiri. Your round trip helicopter tour will provide you an opportunity to capture the special moments. Not only this, but you can also visit ancient monasteries and make your tour more enjoyable.
What is more surprising is that you will encounter the different world that lies inside the walled city. The walled town consists of carved wooden pillars, giant lookout towers and images of the Buddhist deities.

If you are planning to visit Mustang, then Above the Himalaya Team will be more than happy to organize the tour for you. Visit Mustang and have a heavenly vibe lying in the lap of Mustang.

Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp

Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp

Nepal is blessed with dozens of beautiful giant Himalayas, rivers, sparkling lakes, uncountable temples and many more natural resources that attract hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. This is the main, why Nepal is called Trekkers Paradise. Not only is this Nepal recognized as the country of Himalayas and temples. People visit here to get the blessing of the different lord and enjoy the beautiful environment. Kathmandu to Everest Base camp is one of the exciting and challenging tasks that every trekker love to accomplish.

Nepal truly is a beautiful place that offers plenty of options for travellers. Nepal is called as the land of the Himalayas, which provides wonderful adventurous activities, stunning massive mountain views, and spectacular scenery. One of the most prominent reasons why you should visit Nepal is, the amazing landscapes make the Nepal best tourist destination throughout the year.

Mt Everest lies in the border of China and Nepal. This giant mountain can be climb from both sides. Two permanent bases are set in both Country, Nepal, and Tibet. Walking to the foot of Mount Everest is like dreams to every people. Everyone once wants to walk on the foot of Mount Everest.

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Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp is a long Journey that will take you 12 days on average. It will take almost 2 weeks to trek to reach EBC. The Everest Base Camp lies at an elevation of 5380 meters. And it two days of acclimatization is a must for this trekking. Before starting your trek, you must take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. And your trail ends when you reach the mountain village.
You will be offered with a plethora of amazing attractions in your Everest Base Camp Trek. You can experience real pleasure after visiting the incredible panoramic views of the world’s tallest mountains. This article will tell you the major highlights of the Everest Base Camp Trek and a detailed itinerary about the Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp tour. The Everest Hike will lead you to the high altitude heart of the high Himalaya.

On the way to the trekking EBC, you will observe numerous lovely villages, monasteries, and the local Sherpa people of the Solu-Khumbu region. This place is one of the most beautiful areas in eastern Nepal with breathtaking landscapes. You are always welcomed to the Land of Himalayas and experience the real beauty of heaven. Everest region has lots of Himalayan peaks, a wide range of flora and fauna, dynamic vegetation, subtropical forests, and river valleys. Kathmandu to EBC is a short yet beautiful journey.

Trip Overview

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Grade: Moderate to Difficult
  • Max Elevation:5,643 m / 18513 ft (Kala Patthar)
  • Total Duration: 12- 16 days
  • Best Time: Spring/ Autumn
  • Starting/ending point: Lukla/Lukla
  • Accommodation: Hotel/ Teahouse/ Lodges
  • Activity: Sightseeing, Trekking, City Tour
  • Trip Snippets: 13 days, 12 days lodges
  • Transportation: Flight/Drive, Tourist Bus/Jeep

 

Trip Highlights

  • Sightseeing Other peaks Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), Mt. Makalu (8,463m) and Cho Yu (8,201m)
  • Stunning views of the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest (8,848m)
  • Visit the ancient monastery in Tengboche and Stunning Khumbu Glacier
  • Explore Sherpa culture, getting insights into their lifestyles and monasteries
  • You will get a chance to have a glimpse to various flora and fauna
  • In the time of the spring season, you will be amazed by the blooming Rhododendron and Lush Green Forests.
  • Visit the world’s highest airport in Syanboche
  • You will observe the Wildlife like snow leopards, musk deer, and Himalayan Monal
  • You will get to view the incredible panoramic view of mountains from Kala Pathar (5,555m).

 Detail Itinerary of Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Altitude: 1345m/4412ft
You will be meted and greeted by the office representative at the TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport). Then they will take you to the deluxe hotel in Kathmandu. After having some refreshments and snacks, you can visit around the bustling city Kathmandu. Seeing a vibrant market, bustling streets, and visiting colorful temples will be your first task while you are in Kathmandu. In the evening, after returning from your leisurely walk then you will get orientation class about the trek itinerary by our expert’s guide.
Accommodation: Kathmandu 3 Star Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 2: Flight to Lukla–Trek to Phakding
Altitude: 2840m/9320 ft (Lukla) and 2610m/8560 ft (Phakding)
Trekking Duration: Approximately 3.5 hours
This is the second day of the trip from when your actual Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp tour starts. You will have a short scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla at around 10:00 am. You can enjoy your scenic mountain flight to Lukla. After you land to the airport, then your trekking begins to Phakding. Along with the way to Phakding, you will see blooming rhododendrons, alpine forests, and various other rare trees.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar
Altitude: 3440m/11290 ft
Trekking hours: approx. 6 hours
Today you will get to visit the vibrant and beautiful Bazaar called Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is also called the Gateway to Mt.Everest. Trek to Namche Bazaar starts
The biggest specialties of this place are, it is called as the main trading center of the Khumbu region. You can find all kinds of stuff for trekking here.

It will be the biggest opportunity to explore small luxuries in Namche Bazaar. Trek to Namche Bazaar starts walking ascending from Phakding. Along the trail, you can see various beautiful creatures such as Pine forests in the banks of the Dudh Koshi river. Then the trail will take you to cross the Hillary Suspension Bridge, which is named after Sir Edmund Hillary. From there you can go to Sagarmatha National Park. There you can see various rare wild species, for instance, Thur, Red Pand, Himalayan Bear and many more. You can have a pleasurable walk while enjoying the beautiful landscapes.
Overnight at Hotel in Namche Bazaar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 4: Acclimatization day trip to Namche Bazaar.
Altitude: 3440m/11290 ft
Trekking hours: Approx. 6 hours
On the fourth day of the trekking, you will have a rest day at Namche Bazaar. Visiting a Khumjung village is the major highlight of this day. This village is considered best for getting insights of the high altitude life of the Himalaya people. This day gives you the chance to adjust your body to the high altitude. The Khumjung village is 300 meters far from Namche Bazaar so you can reach there easily. You can also visit Buddhist Monastery there.
Overnight at Namche Bazaar

Day 5: Trek to Tengboche
Altitude: 3860m/12660ft
Trekking Duration: Approximately 5 hours
The fifth day of the trek will lead you to Tengboche. Visiting Tengboche Monastery is the major highlight of this day. From Namche Bazaar, you will walk to the stone steps and reach to Mongla Pass that lies at an altitude of 3975 m.
You can have a mesmerizing view of the various magical mountains here such as Mt. AmaDablam, Mt Thamserku, and Mt. Khumbila. These mountains are the sacred mountains of the Sherpa’s Patron god of the Khumbu region. People visit this mountain and receive blessings.
Overnight at Teahouse at Tengboche

Day 6: Trek to Dingboche
Altitude: 4360m/14300ft
Trekking hours: Approximately 5 hours
Highlights: Soaring mountain views of Taboche, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cholatse and many other peaks
This day you will continue your trek through lush alpine forests. Along the trail, you will encounter several small villages. Afterward, you will pass along the KhumbilaKhola valley and ascends towards the ridgeline. You will feel heaven in the surrounding landscapes. From there, you can have a breathtaking view of the snow-capped mountains such as Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Taboche and many more. After reaching Dingboche you will find the different landscapes. Low shrub and a desert will be encountered there and amazing landscapes to enjoy.
Overnight at Dingboche

Day 7: Acclimatization day trip to Dingboche.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse
The seventh day of the trek includes the acclimatization day at Dingboche. This will be your second acclimatization of the whole trek. Today, you will trek up to the steep mountain. Enjoy the quiet, steep and rocky trail. However, the surrounding vistas will be worth watching. Amazing views of the Mt. AmaDablam will surely melt your heart. You can also see the prayer flags from the viewpoint. You can also climb to top to the hills for even better views.
Retracing back to Dingboche will be your next task and spend the night at the teahouse at Dingboche.

Day 8: Trek to Lobuche
Altitude: 4940m/16207 ft
Trekking hours: Approximately 5 hours
Today counts the eighth day of the trekking journey. This day you will head towards Lobuche from Dingboche. The trail you pass today will be steep terminal in the Khumbu region.
Climbing uphill will be a little difficult, however, the jaw-dropping mountain views will make forget you’re all tiredness and keep motivates along the way. The top of the hill reminders of the various climbers who lost their lives while climbing Mt.Everest.
After walking some hours you will find a small cluster of lodges. Spend your night at one of the lodges.

Day 9: Trek to Gorakshep-Everest Base Camp
Altitude: Gorakshep (5170m/16961 ft)

Altitude: Everest Base Camp (5300m/17400 ft)
Trekking hours: Approximately 6 hours
The 9th day of the trekking is the most awaiting day of the whole trekking journey. You will head towards Gorakshep today and view beautiful Khumbu Glacier. The trail will be a bit rough today, as it contains large rock, up and down. Then moving onward to Everest Base Camp. The view around the base camp will satisfy your travel hunger. Then descend to along the Khumbu Glacier.
Overnight at Gorakshep

Day 10: Hike to Kala Pattar
Altitude: Periche (4270m/14070 ft)

Altitude: Kala Pattar (5545m/18192 ft)
Trekking hours: Approximately 7 hours
The day hiking from Gorakshep will lead you to Kala Patthar. The Mt. Everest can be seen closer from your heart when you reach at the vantage point of Kala Patthar. Mt. Lotse will be another best part to view at. Kala Patthar is considered as the best viewpoint for having spectacular mountains views.
Overnight at Pheriche.

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 Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar
This day will be the descending day of the from Pheriche. You will walk downhills. After Crossing the suspension bridges, the trail will lead you to Namche Bazaar. You can find lots of lodges, cafes, and restaurants there.
Spend the night at Namche Bazaar.

Day 12: Namche to Lukla
The retracing continues from Namche Bazaar to Lukla. Passing the Dudh Koshi river you will reach Phakding. Then after having some rest you will head towards Lukla.

Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu and Final Departure

This is the final day of the trekking to EBC. Today you will return back to Kathmandu by short flight from Lukla. Enjoy the fascinating views of the mountains on your return.

After arriving Kathmandu, you can roam around some famous streets of Kathmandu to buy gifts for your close ones. Next day you will be dropped off to the international airport for final departure.

 

Chitlang Village Tour

Chitlang Village Tour

Nepal is blessed with lots of the Himalayas, rivers, beautiful lakes, and many famous religious places.

Chitlangis a VDC (Village Development Committee) that is located in Makwanpur District of Narayani Zone. Chitlanag lies about 27 km far away from Kathmandu. Chitlang, which is an ancient Newar habitant, and the inscriptions dating back to the Lichhavi era. This village lies in the southwest direction from Kathmandu.

Chitlang Village Tour is a new destination for tourists, for sure. However, it is a hidden gem of Nepal. And most importantly, it reflects the real beauty of nature. There are other many visiting places such as “Majhagau” for Newari people and culture. Besides these, another temple such as SwachhandVairav Temple, Satdhaea and Argenacik resort.

Chitlang Tour offers an amazing as well as thrilling experience. The real combination of natural beauty and cultural heritage is all that you get there mostly. The gateway of the motor cars lying on the back of the people is another highlight of this trip.

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You can also explore the mountains for people who possess mixed cultures and races. Not only have these, but you will also get the chance to get insights into the lifestyles of this beautiful place. It is advisable to walk on foot to explore most of the trip and get close to nature. You can walk at a slow pace to meet the local people and enjoy the delicious food they offer. The best part is they will take care of you as their family member. Chitlang Tour is the short and easy doable trip that every visitor could accomplish.

In the Chitlang village tour, you will be offered an opportunity for village homestay. In the 1-day, you will gate a chance to interact with local people and get insights into the rural life of Nepal. Chitlang hills will give you a chance for day hiking/trekking around the vibrant city Kathmandu. Chang will boost the variety of bird species and bird watching is very famous here. Bird watching is a fantastic source of enjoyment you can find here. There are around 160 bird species and many more other species. Other than this, camping and cycling are other recreational activities for visitors. Thus provides you an opportunity to get closer to an un-disrupted ecology in the surrounding.

Chitlang Organic Village Resort:

In the Chitlang organic village resort, people live in an organic style. Before, there was no high way to link India, and Kathmandu and Chitlang were the only choices to get to India. There are lots of evidence, which shows that there was a civilized society in ancient centuries. You can see many old temples there, with fantastic wood and stone carving. Besides these, you can also see artistic rest houses, stone taps, and many inscriptions of centuries are lying there.

These things are proofs of that civilized society.
Chitlangorganic village resort is surrounded by beautiful lush green forests. This forest comprises more than 160 species of flora and fauna. The chirping sound of birds is soothing to hear. The large green fields add more beauties to this place. The place is filled with a big apple garden that consists of more than 1000 apple trees. Seeing those will be pleasurable and enjoying task to do. Not only this can few cottages also be found there. Those are of recently constructed. Most of the tourists can have an exciting stay at those cottages.

The most amazing part of this is, Kulekhani, which is also known as the Indrasarovar is at a near distance from Chitlang village. You can reach Kulekhani in about a walk of 40 minutes from the Chitlang village. Kulekhani is also recognized as the largest human-made Lake in Nepal.

Chitlang Nepal

Chitlang Nepal is marked as one of the first resorts of Chitlang. It was started in 2010, and the founder of this resort is Mr. Debendra, Nepal. This is why he is known as the Father of Chitlang Tourism, because of the contribution he has made for commencing tourism. He came back to his home town after his graduate study in Tourism Management. He then started to struggle, for establishing one of the model Tourism destinations. Therefore, Chitlang has to gain lots of popularity and becoming a famous tourist destination for domestic as well as international tourist.

Another specialty of this Chitlang village tour is you can have the authentic and delicious Nepali cuisine. Most importantly, you will be offered with quality services and a calm environment for your stay. There will include a room with comfortable bedding and a pleasurable environment. Outstanding hospitality provided by the local members of the village is another perk of this fantastic trip. You can fully enjoy nature, along with the sophisticated amenities of hotels.
Chitlang located in about 22 lm far from the southwest of Kathmandu, is free from noise and dust. It lies in the mid-hills of the Mahabharat range. ChitlangNepal is indeed the hiker’s paradise

 

Trip Facts of the Chitlang Village Tour:

Destination: Nepal
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Final Destination: Chitlang
Starts/ Ends: Kathmandu
Accommodation: Hotel
No. of Days: 2 days (1 night/1 day)
Preferred Season: All four seasons

 

Brief Itinerary:

Day 1: Drive to Chitlang
In the early morning, meet with your guide at the center place of Kathmandu, Sundhara. Drive to Thankot. It will take at around 30 mins drive from Ratnapark, Kathmandu. From Panikhat, Thankot it takes around 4-5 hours to reach Chitlang. On the way along your trip, you can enjoy the scenic drive to Thankot. After reaching there, get some refreshments and visit the Homestay village in the evening. You will be greeted and welcomed in Chitlang organic village resort. You can have a leisurely walk around the resort area and capture the environment in your camera film. At night, enjoy the campfire with music and a simple barbecue.
Have a delicious dinner at night.

Day 2: (Drive back to Kathmandu)
This is the second day of your chilling tour. Start your morning with hot coffee in the resort. Get started for visiting the local cheese factory, various shrines, and also famous temples in that area. Not only this, you can also visit fishery for fishing in some freshwater trouts. After lunch, trek downhill to Kulekhani Lake. This is the short trek of about 2/3 hours. Boating and sightseeing will be the types of recreational activities to do on this day. Afterward, you are recommendable to get on board. And then drive back to Kathmandu.

Chitlang 1 night, 1-day packages include the following services:

Inclusions:

  • Transportation
  • Experienced trip guide
  • One time Dinner, Lunch and Breakfast
  • Short Hiking
  • Comfortable homestay, Room on sharing basis.
  • Minibus(capacity max. 28 people), or also 14-seater HIACE (for driving Kathmandu to Thankot) and (Kulekhani to Kathmandu)
  • Campfire, Dance, and Music
  • Recreational activities:
    Boating, Fishing, Sightseeing

Exclusions:

Personal natural expenses

Mineral water

Extra meals and any beverages

travel Insurance.

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 Conclusion:

You can view the mind-blowing view of Surrounding landscapes, and serene environment. All in all, your entire Chitlang tour would be excellent. In addition to this, the morning view of the Kathmandu valley, amazing Himalayan range, the lush green forest will attract you the most. You can capture the picturesque view of this amazing nature on your camera or mobile phone.

Ancient Civilization, Beautiful Newari village, Pear Garden, Cheese factory, Natural beauty, and Temples are the primary reasons for opting for Chitlang Village Tour. Chitlang Tour Packages is the short tour packages that start from Kathmandu and ends in Kathmandu.

For price and details about the trip, please contact us:

Above The Himalaya Trekking (P) Ltd.

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Nayabazar, Kathmandu, Nepal

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Muktinath Tour – Major Attraction of Muktinath Temple

Muktinath Tour

Muktinath Tour is one of the most visited tourist destinations. It is located at an altitude of 3710 meters from the sea level and also known as the highest temple in the world. Muktinath is also known as the third holiest place. Heaven is a myth, Nepal is real. You can experience the true feelings of this statement by visiting Nepal. Every year more than thousands of International visitors visit Nepal to explore its natural beauty and lie on the lap of the giant mountains.

Muktinath is a beautiful temple with a picturesque view of mount Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. The main festival celebrated in Muktinath is ‘Janaipurnima,’ and the place is mostly crowded during this festival. There are 108 water taps behind the temple; the ice-water coming from the tap is considered as the holy water. There is an eternally burning flame burning in the temple.
Muktinath is the temple of Lord Vishnu, it is believed that lord Vishnu got salvation from the curse of Brinda here. The temple of Muktinath is made in Pagoda style dedicated to ‘lord of salvation’ Vishnu.

Muktinath is the temple of Lord Vishnu, according to Hindu, it is believed that lord Vishnu got salvation from the curse of Brinda here. According to Buddhists culture, it is believed that Muktinath,, the founder of Tibetan reliance ‘Guru Rinpoche,,’ stayed there and devoted himself to meditation there. Gurung and Sherpa are the native people living around the Muktinath area. There is a Dharmasala ‘Rani Pauwa, ’ which is also called ‘Queens resting place’ near the temple of Muktinath. Muktinath Tour is undoubtedly one of the exciting and pleasurable tours you can have in Nepal.

Muktinath tour is the sacred and secretive place; it was unfamiliar to the outer world, are, but since 2006, many developmental activities are being done in the Muktinath area. Now the site is famous inside and outside the country. Nowadays you can visit the temple in just 20 minutes flight from Jomsom. Mustang is situated between the Himalayan and Tibet in the Annapurna region. Muktinath Tour is also known as the treasure hunt of Nepal. Mustang is one of the very remote places in Nepal where not any modernization has occurred. Thus, this place is far from noise and dust.

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Muktinath Yatra:

Muktinath yatra holds Hindus and Buddhists’ ethnic and spiritual importance. Muktinath is located at Muktinath valley in the mustang district. In Hindu, Muktinath is also called Mukti-Chhetra, which means it is the place of deliverance. It is the oldest temple in Nepal.

The cost of the Muktinath tour package also depends upon the trip duration and from where the tour starts. The Muktinath yatra includes driving from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu and a flight from Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara. Those people who have enough time and want to explore nature deeply can opt for the choice mentioned above. Not only this, but they can also take the adventure of a mountain roadway.

Muktinath Yatra is all possible by any medium of transportation. According to their choice, people can choose between domestic flight, adventure road trip, or anyone can also opt for helicopter tours as well. All these medium of transportation depends upon the total period of each individual, the total budget of the Muktinath Tour.
Above the Himalaya will provide all the necessary things to their clients at a reasonable price. We can provide all the services ranging from giving deluxe to budget services as per their requirements.

You can reach easily from Kathmandu to Pokhara by an easy scenic drive of 5/6 hrs. Meanwhile, you can visit and explore the second largest country, Pokhara. A private jeep or any tourist bus would be easy to reach to Pokhara. For your kind information, there is a daily bus service operation from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

Major Attraction of Muktinath Tour Package:

Muktinath temple, the temple of Lord Vishnu, has lots of spiritual and religious importance. Besides, there are various Kunda, Dhara, saligram, etc. around Muktinath temple, which is considered as the major attraction of this area.

Mukti Kunda:

Mukti Kunda is the two holy water ponds, which is also known as “Laxmi Saraswati Kunda.” This Kunda is located in front of the temple. It is believed that, if you take a plunge in that Kunda, you all sin will be rinsed away.
Mukti Dhara:
Mukti Dhara is another major attraction of this temple. You can see 108 bull-headed shape waterspouts in the backside of this temple. In those 108 waterspouts, holy water from Gandaki river flows.

Jwala Mai Temple:
Julia Mai Temple consists of a continuously burning holy flame. This flame is generated from a rock that is located inside of the Dhola Mebar Gompa. This place is just situated five minutes far from the walking distance and situated in the southern part of the temple side.

Pharma Lha Khang Gompa:

Monastery, located in the north region of the temple, is dedicated to Guru Rimpoche, which is also known as Padmasambhava.
Swaminarayan: Swaminarayan is called as the Satguru of Sabij Yoga.
Shaligram:
Another main attraction of this temple is Shaligram. Shaligram is the Jurassic Park of the ages. These Fossils are found on the edge of the Kali Gandaki river. The stone’s color is black, and it symbolizes Lord Vishnu. These are usually kept in the prayer room in the home.

Brief Itinerary for Muktinath Tour Package

Muktinath tour is a pilgrimage tour. It takes seven to eight days to complete this tour. People trek Muktinath for salvation. Muktinath is essential for people following Hinduism and Buddhism. You will also get to see the beautiful landscape, dense forests, and the fantastic Himalayas along to your visit to Muktinath Temple.

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
You will first have to reach Kathmandu for this trek. Our office representative will greet you and picked up at the Hotel. Have some welcome drink and check-in at the hotel. After getting some refreshments there, you can take a short walk inside Kathmandu Valley. For the rest of the day, you can visit and roam around Kathmandu. After sightseeing Kathmandu, you will have a group discussion with the team above the Himalayan about the trip.

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Drive to Pokhara
Next morning, you will be visiting the temple of Pashupatinath in Kathmandu valley, the most magnificent temple of Lord Shiva. It is also enlisted in the world heritage site by UNESCO. After having lunch, you then head towards Swayambunath stupa by driving 1 hr from there. At midday, you will be driving to Pokhara(200km), by the beautiful 6 hrs scenic drive. You can also visit Manakamana Temple through Cable car. INR 500 will be the per-person cost for the cable car, which is to be paid directly at the station.
You can have the breathtaking views of the magical Himalayas, Hills, farming land, etc.
If you are in sort of time, then you can also take Everest mountain flight.
Overnight in Pokhara


Day 03: Fly to Jomsom & drive to Muktinath Temple

Distance: Jomsom 2700 m, Muktinath (3800 m)
The third day of the trip will be a little exciting. You will be transferred to the airport and catch a flight to Jomsom. This will take you exactly 25 mins to reach there. After the arrival of Jomsom, you will directly walk to the hotel there, which is nearly 5 mins from Airport. After a short break, walk to the jeep stand, and your journey to Muktinath begins from there. Muktinath is approximately 20 km from Jomsom and takes an easy 2/3 hrs. Along the way, you can also see the beautiful natural scene, the gorge of Gandaki river, Various monastery, and Kagbeni.

You will then reach to Ranipauwa (3710 m) and have a short 40 min walk towards Muktinath Temple. There you will have 40 mins holly bath on 108 waterspouts. These waterspouts are also called as “MuktiDhara.” And there is also 2 Kunda n front of the temple called as Mukti Kunda.Overnight in Jomsom. After visiting and receiving blessings from the temple, walk to Jwalamai Temple. This temple is a continuously burning flame, and from there, walk to Ranipauwa. Drive back to Jomsom by Jeep and go to the hotel.
Overnight at hotel in Jomsom.

Day 04: Fly back to Pokhara/ Pokhara Sightseeing
Early morning, You will be transferred back to Jomsom airport. Then catch a short flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. This day you will have a full day sightseeing in Pokhara.
Pokhara offers tons of adventure activities for entertaining you. Pokhara is the city full of lakes and temples, such as Phewa Lake, Rupa Lake, Begnas Lake, Gude Lake, Neutani Lake, and Maidi Lake, Barahi Temple, Bindyabasini temple and many others. You can also have Sarankot day hiking, visit World peace pagoda, David falls, Barahi Temple, Fewa Lake, Gupteshwor cave, Seti Gorge river, etc.
Overnight in Pokhara

Day 05: Drive back to Kathmandu
In the early morning, you can have a spectacular sunrise view above the skyline of the majestic Himalayan ranges. Seeing the stunning views of the Mt. Fishtail, Mt Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Mt Annapurna would surely melt your heart.
Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 06: Final Departure
This is the last of your stay in Nepal. You will be dropped off to the international airport by our office member 2 hours before your flight. This concludes your end of the Muktinath Tour Package.

Conclusion:

Muktinath temple lying in the height of about 3710 meters, and standing on the foot of the Himalayan region has huge importance in today’s society. It lies in the Mustang Valley region and passes along the Thorong La pass in Nepal. The sacred place Muktinath is especially for both Buddhists and Hindus Pilgrimage. The site is famous for Mukti Kshetra and includes Moksha or the location of Liberation.
A large number of domestic as well as international tourist influxes there, considering the importance of the temple. You can choose any package tour based on your budget and time. Muktinath temple that resides on the laps of the snowcapped mountains is beyond the expectation.

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Thus, visit Nepal 2020 campaign has been pushing and motivation every adventurous lover to visit Nepal and explore it once in a lifetime. While visiting Nepal, you can visit the Moksha related Muktinath Temple. Along with this, you can also visit another famous temple of Nepal, such as Pashupatinath, Halesi Mahadev, Bouddhanath, etc. Sightseeing and field visits are the main activities to be done during this trip.

You can contact Above the Himalaya team (https://abovethehimalaya.com/contact-us.html) for having a safe and comfortable Muktinath Tour. In addition to this, we will offer you a customized itinerary based on your choice.

Annapurna range – Best time to trek in Annapurna mountain

Annapurna range

Annapurna range is one of the most stunning and most traveled treks of Nepal. Annapurna range is situated at the north-center of with an altitude of about 8000 meters from the sea level.

Annapurna base camp trek is a highly rated trekking place in Nepal. It is mainly famous for the spectacular view of high snow peak mountains like Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Machhapuchhre (6993 m) and Hiunchuli (6441 m), glacier dome, Gangapurna(7454), fang(1647m) which is not climbed by anyone yet. There were many small unknown mountains all over the route.

You can observe the local lifestyle of the Gurung and Magar people. People mostly follow Tibetan culture. The house is hand craved in Tibetan style and there are flags all over the route to the circuit in which Buddhist encrypt are written. It is about 15-18 days trip. In 1983 a conservation center called Annapurna conservation area was established.

It is the largest conservation area of Nepal which covers many towns like Manang, Mustang, Kaski, Myagdi, and Lamjung with an area of approximately 7,629. Although there are many options to Annapurna range the route from Besisahar is mostly used because the famous Thorong la pass is situated in this route. And world’s deepest gorge Kali Gandaki is situated on the route. The beautiful Manang valley also falls on the Annapurna region.

Manang valley also provides you with a stunning view of beautiful mountain peaks, landscape, the forest full of Rhododendron and pine. Many important herbs like Yarchagumba and Panch amale can be found there. Annapurna range provides you with picturesque landscape, terraced fertile lands, racing rivers and rivulets, lush forests, greenish alpine grasslands, chilly weather and Thorong La pass(5,416m); highest elevation of the region.

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Annapurna is made up of two words of Sanskrit ‘Anna’ which means food and ‘prunes’ which means fullest. Surely Annapurna is fullest of the natural. Annapurna range is a paradise for the photographer and adventure geeks. You will get to view one of them, Nepal’s biggest city, Pokhara. You can see the small gumbos throughout the journey. Even being one of the remote places of Nepal you can still find hotels, lodges and tea houses everywhere.

The distance of the road varies between 160–230 km (100-145 mi), depending on where the motor of the transportation. The paths taking Annapurna circuit change from subtropical forest meadows to leafy pine forests. Every single little thing about the Annapurna range is full of cultural and natural diversity.

Annapurna range was opened since 1977 BS for trekking and very few people lived in that region. Compare to earlier the trek has been much easier and faster. The upper side of Annapurna is formed of the limestone of Everest and Dhaulagiri that’s why the Annapurna Mountain is formed on the ocean floor and gradually pushed by the tectonic forces. Annapurna trek is also been voted as the best long-distance trek as it is the combination of both cultural and natural beauty.

  Best Time to Trek Annapurna Range:

 Annapurna range is a difficult trek so you should have proper physical fitness. Trekking Annapurna range will certainly make your body physically and mentally relax. You will gain elevation slowly without even knowing. The best time to visit the Annapurna range is considered autumn (September to November) in which many Nepali festivals fall and the weather is not so cool. Spring (March to May) Melting snow from the previous season.

In these seasons you will have a clear view of the mountain. Forests are filled with the blooming red rhododendron. You will get to watch the spectacular view of sunshine just behind the mountains. December to March is not the good time trek Annapurna circuit as it is the coldest period of the year. The day time of these months is colder and at night time, the temperature falls to minus. The famous pass Thorong la pass is blocked can be blocked with snow. The trekkers in these moths are very less. Because of the fog and snow, you may have a clear view of the mountains.

June to September is also a good season to trek the Annapurna trail. Though this is the time of monsoon in Nepal. The southern part of the Annapurna circuit gets a lot of rainfall whereas the northern parts get very less amount .this is a good time to trek Annapurna circuit if you want to avoid circuits.

 Some of the famous places of the Annapurna region

Manang village

Manang village is located at the altitude of 3519 meters above sea level which falls on the Annapurna region. Manang valley is famous for its local lifestyle and culture. You will get to watch the panoramic view of Gangapurna, Tilicho, Kangaru, Pisang, and Chulu rang and Thorong peak. You will get to observe the local lifestyle of people there. Yaks are still used in Manang for transportation. You will have typical Nepali food in Nepali style. Manang valley is a fun and refreshing place to visit. People of Manang are very welcoming and openhearted. You will find many tea houses and lodges in Manang.

Thorong La Pass
Thorong la pass the beautiful place of the Annapurna region is Thorong la pass. Thorong la pass is a dessert-like barren plateaued. Khatanga Kang and Yukawa Kang are the mountains that form Thorong la. You will be seeing many Budditists monasteries through the pass. Mainly people of Gurung and Sherpa community lived in Thorong la pass region. When you will reach Yak Kharka you will see the magnificent view of Chulu west and Thorong Pedi. The route to Thorong la passes goes through the beautiful paddy field, landscape several waterfalls and huge rock face overhangs.

Tilicho Lake

The world’s highest lake in Nepal is called Tilicho Lake. It is situated at an altitude of 4919 from the sea level. Undoubtedly, it is the most visited destination along the way to Annapurna Circuit. It has great religious importance. As a matter of fact, this lake is mentioned in the sacred books of Hindus. Majestic mountains and all the blooming rhododendron can be seen from there. Not only this, you can see more other colorful flowers and vegetation. You can also see the rare wildlife animals such as white-capped river chat, white-breasted Kingfisher, brown dipper, butterflies, Barking Deer etc. They can be found in the dense forest of Tilicho. The starting point of the Tiicho Lake trekking is from Breshisahar that lies along the Marshyandi River and Thorong Peak.

Muktinath

Muktinath is the third holiest place of Hindu lies in the Annapurna region It is a lovely place situated between Tibet and Himalayan? It is also known as the treasure hunt of Nepal. Mustang is a village with a barren landscape. The view of Dhaulagiri from mustang is amazing. It is mostly influenced by Tibetan culture and tradition. It is the dry place so vegetation is not possible. The famous Muktinath temple lies on the mustang. Mustang is one of the remote districts of Nepal in which any modernization has not to reach. People still use yaks for transportation.

Highlights of the Annapurna Range Trekking.


• Experience the beauty of Annapurna with glorious views of Annapurna range over the skyline.
• Observe the magnificent mountains in like Annapurna and Dhaulagiri from all sides.
• visit the scenery and the cultural diversity of
• good accommodation like tea homes and homestay with a variety of menus.
• You can enjoy one of Nepal’s easier treks with your close ones in cheapest price
• Getting insights into the local culture and their lifestyle very closely, inhabited mainly by Gurung and Brahman people.
• Spending a day at the capital city and Pokhara.
• Sunrise from poon hill
• Get the taste of rural Nepal and their culture of Manang and mustang.
• The beautiful and amazing Tilicho and ice lake.
• Moving along the marshlands and seeing the world’s deepest gorge Kali Gandaki.

Cost Included

  • Airport picks up and drops by car or van (by private vehicles)
    two nights’ accommodation and breakfast at Kathmandu and Pokhara.
    Best available room for accommodation at the best hotels.
  • Two-way ticket from Ktm-Pokhara-Ktm
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu inclusive of breakfast, lunch according to the itinerary (Deluxe 3 star hotel)
  • Accommodation in Pokhara inclusive of breakfast, dinner according to an itinerary.
  • Arrangement of the beautiful and clean accommodation in pristine surroundings at guest houses/lodges during the trek.
  • Availability of Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entry permits, as well as the Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS), permits.
  • A good arrangement of complementary welcome and farewell dinner in a typical Nepali culture.
  • All medical kit.
  • Well experienced guide and porter to carry your bags.
  • Annapurna national park fee

Cost Excluded

  • Tips to guide and porter
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal trekking equipment: bar drinks, beverages and such as coke Fanta and mineral water.
  • Laundry, phone calls, internet, heater, the charger will be not provided.
    Tourist visa to Nepal

Outline Itinerary
Day 1- Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2 – Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 3 – Pokhara to Besi Sahar
Day 4 – Trek to Tal through Ghermu
Day 5 – Trek to Bagarchhap
Day 6 – Trek to Chame
Day 7 – Trek to upper Pisang from Chame
Day 8 – Trek to Manang
Day 9 – Explore the Manang valley
Day 10 – Hiking up to lead
Day 11 – Trek to Thorong Pedi
Day 12 – Trek to Muktinath from Thorong Phedi
Day 13 – Trek to Tatopani
Day 14 – Trek to Ghorepani
Day 15 – Hike to poon hill

Day 16-Drive back to Pokhara

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Final say

Trekking Annapurna base camp is one of the best decisions that you will take ever. Enjoying the beautiful trek journey, with the clear views of the mountains is what Annapurna Range trek offers. However, warm clothes, extra down jackets, and warm sleeping bags are a must in this trekking. On the bright side, you have the trails practically to yourselves, no problems with accommodation. You might think of extreme coldness, accommodation, safety, which is the reason to drive away you from trekking to Annapurna Range trek.

You will have a clear view of the high snow peak mountain. You can visit many famousness places in Nepal like Manang, mustang, Tilicho Lake, Marshyangdi River, Thorong La pass and Poon hill. You will be so much energy and refresh after this trek. The journey is indifferently troublesome you may have altitude sickness but seeing the amazing view you will forget all the troubles.
Above the Himalaya, Team is always ready to help you and provide the best service based on your choice and comfort.

Happy trekking!!!!!

 

 


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