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What are the Difference between Annapurna Base Camp vs Everest Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp vs Everest Base Camp Trek

Nepal, a small landlocked country is a home to hundreds of Mountain Peaks, rivers, lakes, temples and many more. It is the way Nepal is called as the Land of Himalayas. Apart from this, Nepal is a multicultural, multi-lingual, multi-religion country. Thus, Visiting Nepal would be the best’s choice if you love to travel and explore new places. Nepal consists of many popular mountain peaks that are even listed in UNESCO world heritage sites. People from all around the world come to visit Nepal to see its true natural beauty. It consists of great Himalayan trails. Not only is this, the trail routes expanding from east to the west the most venture trekking route that every travel enthusiast would love to travel.

While listing out the name of the popular trekking destination, there comes many. Despite the difficulty to list out the best destination among hundreds of destination, Everest region, and Annapurna region falls into first and second positions. Your Nepal visit may not be counted as completed if you do not visit one of the above-mentioned regions. Every year, especially around spring and autumn season, the trails along this region are all filled with trekkers.  If you are a real trekker and travel geek, I am sure that your trekking destination can be full filled by visiting Nepal, Annapurna Base Camp trek , and Everest Base Camp.

These two destinations are always on the top of the bucket list of enthusiastic travelers. But determining which of the two treks is the better one is a challenging task. Commonly, People are still confused as to which of these treks is better. Both of this trekking destination is unique in its way and depicts a special feature that surely melts your heart. The beautiful, marvelous and dazzling mountain is the pride of the country. To shortlist, the praiseworthy highlight of the Annapurna Base Camp trek is its hospitality environment offered by local people, clean and comfortable lodges/hotels, and pristine environment.

Annapurna base camp trek via poon hill

Many travelers, hikers, and trekkers make a trip to Nepal to visit Everest Base Camp. Everest Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Base Camp trekking both are undoubtedly the bests travel destination due to its overwhelming scenic beauty. You will have a dynamic flavor of nature visiting both of these places.

The tough question, if you had to choose one of the trekking destination, Annapurna Circuit Trek or Everest Base Camp trek, which one would you go for? The answer to this question is super complicated. This article will make a clear distinction between the two regions. Doing so would clear you for your choice based on your comfort and time duration.

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Comparing the Everest Base Camp Vs Annapurna Base Camp includes lots of natural, environmental factors, other considerations. Many travel experts who possess lots of experience compare these trek based on the best time to trek, trip highlights, level of difficulty of the trek, trekking trail, weather and environmental condition of these regions, the total duration of the trek and other considerations. Choosing the best trek destination includes all those above-mentioned factors that make your wise decision.

Let us point out the special features of Annapurna Base Camp vs Everest Base Camp Trek: ‘which is the best or better?’

“Which trek to choose for your upcoming trekking on Visit Nepal 2020?”

This article will try to solve the most common queries among trekking enthusiasts and travelers.

I know that it is hard to go ahead and start comparing the Annapurna Base Camp trek with Everest Base Camp trek. Since they are both dynamic in their ways. And both of them have similarities but at the same time some contrasting features.

Firstly, both of these treks are extraordinarily amazing. So if you have lots of holidays then going on both treks would be of real pleasure.  But if you are planning of choosing only one trek then this article would help for deciding for your best trek.

Here are some of the insights on both of these topics for an easy and wise decision.

Here is a guide to the Annapurna vs. Everest Base Camp trek.

Everest base camp trek in June

Trip Highlights of the Everest Base Camp

  • World’s highest airport in Syanboche and ancient monastery in Tengboche.
  • Exploring Sherpa culture, getting insights into their lifestyles and monasteries
  • Grabbing stunning Beauty of the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest (8,848m)
  • Sightseeing Other peaks Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), Mt. Makalu (8,463m) and Cho Yu (8,201m)
  • Experiencing a wide range of Flora and Fauna along the trail route
  • View of the stunning Khumbu Glacier
  • You will observe the Wildlife like snow leopards, musk deer, and Himalayan Monal
  • Incredibly Panoramic view of mountains from Kala Pathar (5,555m)
  • Lying on the Lap of the world’s highest Mt. Everest (8,848 m) is a real pleasure

Trip Highlights of the Annapurna Base Camp

  • Observe the best fascinating views of various huge peaks such as Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna South, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri and many more from the ABC.
  • Enjoy Natural Hot springs (Tatopani)
  • Observe the viewpoint for sunset and sunrise, Picturesque area for photographs
  • Smooth, great landing within beautiful Annapurna Sanctuary and at base camp above 4,130 m high
  • Explore Traditional and cultural villages
  • Eye-catching views of the snow-capped mountains against the skyline
  • Stunning Views of Machhapuchhre and Himchuli is fascinating.
  • Rolling green hills and Scenic Helicopter Tour will give eye-catching views.
  • Lying on the Lap of the world’s tenth highest Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m).
  • Walking around the picturesque and dramatic scenery of valley and hills dotted with farm villages looks spectacular.

Weather and Best Time to Visit EBC and ABC

Both Annapurna Base Camp and Everest Base Camp lie in the Himalayan region, so the temperatures of this region can go below 0 degrees in winter. These places can be extremely cold in the winter season. Annapurna base camp lies at an altitude of 4130 meters whereas Everest Base Camp lies at an altitude of 5380 meters. Comparatively, Everest Base Camp could be colder than Annapurna Base Camp on any given day. While both of these seasons have similar characteristics season-wise. They have four seasons, Summer, Winter, Autumn, and Spring. Among them, summer seasons are marked as the hottest season.

Spring and Autumn are marked as the perfect seasons for trekking in the Himalayan region due to favorable temperatures. Likewise, the winter season is called the coldest season. In Nepal, Summer season accords with the Monsoon season. Thus, there is the chance of high rainfall making the trekking trails wetter. Sometimes, heavy rainfall may block the trail and halt the trekking for some days. Carrying a raincoat, the long boot is advisable in this season so that you be safe in the slippery road. Because places with higher altitudes receive less rainfall, EBC will comparatively receive less rainfall than that of ABC during monsoon.

Thus, EBC can be the perfect trekking destination in the summer season to avoid rainfall problems. Everest Base Camp will be coldest possessing lower temperatures than that of Annapurna Base Camp in winter. In winter the average temperature can get as low as -20 degrees Celsius in EBC while, it can go down to -8 degree in ABC. Thus, winter trekking can best fit in Annapurna Base Camp.
Besides these, Spring and Autumn are the favorable seasons to trek in both Annapurna and Everest region. However, the journey can be extra-ordinary if you have the right gear in other seasons too.

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Annapurna Base Camp trek route VS Everest Base Camp Trek route

The gateway to the Anapurna Base Camp is the beautiful city, Pokhara region. You get to explore Pokhara while trekking in the Annapurna region. It is comparatively easy to trek in the Annapurna region. Pokhara can be easily reached by bus or via a short flight. After this, the Annapurna circuit trek begins from Syange or Beshisahar. ABC trek can be as short as 7 days and can be as long as 16 days. The choice is yours. You can also have a short helicopter tour in the Annapurna region. You will fly over the gaint mountain peaks Mt. Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, LamjungHimal after boarding the Helicopter.

On the other hand, the trek to Everest Base Camp starts from Lukla (2,850m/9,350 ft). You can have a short 40 mins flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Or you can also enjoy the walk from Jiri to Lukla with extraordinary landscapes. Doing so will save your expenses of the flight and let you enjoy nature. Then your trek continues from Lukla to Namche Bazaar. The major task to do there is exploring to Namche Bazar (known as the gateway to Mt. Everest) as well as the trading center of the Khumbu region. Everest helicopter tours can be another best option for those you have a short period.

Annapurna Circuit vs Everest Base Camp Trek (Price/Cost)

While talking about the cost of the ABC trekking and EBC trekking, EBC trekking can be comparatively more expensive than ABC. The high elevation may be the prompt region for this. Thus, Annapurna trekking is a bit affordable and cheaper than EBC. Also, the transportation cost of ABC is low due to its easy accessibility. Other than that the price of the Helicopter tour can be similar in both regions. And most importantly, it depends upon the season on which you are traveling.

If you are traveling in peak seasons than cost can be high. Otherwise, if you are traveling in the off-season, you will be offered with a heavy discount. Tea house cost/ lodge cost, accommodation and flight cost can be similar to both trekking destination. However, a number of days you are traveling and the number of people with whom you are traveling make a lot more difference in cost. Booking tickets earlier would be a wise idea to avoid the high cost in peak season.

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Conclusion

However, you will get to witness the breathtaking scenario and stunning mountain vistas in both of these adventure treks for sure. And the common things both of these trekking destinations possess are the developing time. Both of them are developed since the 1960s. They both have become one of the most intriguing trekking destinations through which you can learn a lot more. Both of these have become able to attract many tourists from all over the world. Another appealing thing about this trekking destination is its warm and hospitality environment to tourists. Apart from this, both EBC trek and ABC trek are moderate trek journey. These trekking can be accomplished by those who have an average level of fitness and enough energy and zeal to travel.

Annapurna base camp weather
We must thank the Supreme beauty of the Annapurna and Everest region. Many adventure places had made Nepal a top destination for recreational and outdoor activities. Both of these regions are easily accessible through transportation and doable. You can fulfill your travel zeal, by traveling in the most venture places of Nepal. Thus, get out of your comfort zone and explore the whole world. Nepal is heartily welcoming all the visitors across the world to the peace of Land.
You can contact Above the Himalayan team, for any kind of trip arrangement.

Happy Journey!!!!!!!

 

 

Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinerary

Manaslu circuit Trek Itinerary

Manaslu circuit trek is one of the thrilling and exciting journeys of a lifetime. It is situated at the border of the great Annapurna at the east and Ganesh Himal in the east. According to experts, Manaslu trek is also considered as the best trek of Nepal. The circuit trek is filled with a stunning view of the Mount Manaslu (8,163) meter from the sea level. Which is the eighty’s highest mountain peak in the world? Unlike other treks of Nepal, Manaslu trek is lesser crowded. Along with the mountain peaks, the Manaslu circuit trek also has a unique environment. Manaslu trek provides diverse wildlife and lush green vegetation of this area along with historic culture and traditions experienced in this unique region. this trek is a bit difficult cause of higher altitude.

This is usually 13 – 15-day trek. You will start your trek from Besisahar and ends in Kathmandu valley. The path takes you to the steamy plains with the walkways of the rice and millet farming. You will be amazed to watch the remarkable view of the trail created by the Cheo Himal, Him lung Himal, Nemjung, Gyaji Kang and Kang Guru pass down the damp of the glacier with the Annapurna II ahead. Although the road condition depends on the season, you will not feel so difficult to walk.

Manaslu circuit trek

Above the Himalaya Team will provide you a customizable Manaslu Circuit Itinerary. We assure that you Manaslu Circuit trekking Itinerary would be super exciting.
You can start fulfilling your travel journey by traveling to the astounding place of Nepal called the Manaslu circuit. Visiting Manaslu circuit will offer you the Great vista of popular mountains such as Mt. Manaslu (8163m/26774ft), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m/26545ft), Gangapurna (7455m/24457ft), Machhapuchhhre (6997m/22950ft), Annapurna South (7219m/23693ft), and Annapurna III (7555m/24350ft). Apart from this, you can see various green vegetation, various rare creatures, Himalayan Birds as well as enjoy the mix of the road of motorable and Hiking trail.

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 Tip Highlights of the Manaslu Circuit Itinerary


• You will be exposed to the ruler and off-the-beaten-path along the trail.
• Passing through blooming rhododendron, stunning pines, hemlock, and oak tree lines are wonderful.
• It is always amazing to view the cultural combination of Nepalese and Tibetan people.
• Crossing the Larkya La Pass(5153m/16901ft) along the trail is an adventure
• You will get to see the Majestic Budhi Gandaki River valley.
• Manaslu circuit itinerary trek needs 3 Days of acclimatization day
• During your trek, it will cover all the major side trips such as GumbaLundang, Ganesh Himal Base Camp, etc in Tsum Valley
• Enjoy the mixed road of motorable and hiking trail
• You will have to hike 5-6 hours of hiking and climb 400-600 m elevation each day.
• This trek is for those who need easy hiking and have no prior experience in hiking.
• You will find the mixed culture of Hindu and Buddhist during your hike. And also you will experience the ancient culture and lifestyle.
• The scenic drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola offers you mesmerizing views of the surrounding.
• You will get to pass through various lakes and another uninhibited gorge
• Explore the Sherpa culture and their lifestyle.
• Have a glance of the Himalayan birds

Manaslu Circuit Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,360m)
you will be arriving in Kathmandu valley by enjoying the astonishing aerial view of the valley surrounded by the amazing Himalayan. You will be pick up by the team of the above the Himalayan at the airport then, you will be escorted to your hotel. After taking some rest you can refresh yourself roam around the street of Nepal. You will be served Nepali food in typical Nepali style at the time of dinner. You will also have a group meeting regarding the trek.

Day 2: Sightseeing Kathmandu
today you will explore the capital of Nepal Kathmandu. Kathmandu is very rich in culture and tradition. The historical places like Boudhanath stupa and Pashupatinath which are listed by UNSECO in the world’s heritage site are situated in Kathmandu. You can spend your day sightseeing around different places and observing the local Nepali culture and religion. You can visit Thamel bazar which is famous for buying the cultural things of Nepal. Tourists visiting Nepal can do some shopping for curious things.

 Day 3 :Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat bazar
Your first destination for this trip starts from Kathmandu valley. aright is situated at a distance of 550m from Kathmandu valley. it takes about 5 – 6 hours to reach Arughat from Kathmandu. you will take a ride through Pokhara highway to Khaireni bazaar of Gorkha. You can take a bus or jeep. You can see the terraced rice and millet farming. Though the road is pretty rough, you will enjoy the amazing view.

Manaslu circuit trek
Day 4: Trek to Seti Khola

After having early morning breakfast at Arughat, you will move further to your next destination i.e. Seti Khola. It normally takes a 5-hour trek to reach Seti Khola from Arughat. The path goes through the beautiful villages like Simre and Morder along with the stunning Budi Gandaki river on the northern side. You will have to climb uphill toward Kyoropani. You can also stay at the lodge at the hotel.

Day 5: Trek to Machha Khola
Machha Khola is situated at a distance of 900m from Seti Khola. You can observe various landscapes like forests, rice paddies, a cliff-face ridge, a rushing river, and several beauty of waterfalls to the way to Machha Khola. You will be so pleased to watch the farmlands of the village of Lapbesi. After that, you’ll further climb near a rocky outcrop where the valley opens up next to the river, which flows more peacefully here. You will be dropping down to the river shore, you’ll walk along with rounded stones before climbing over a side ridge. It takes about 5 -6 hours to reach Machha Khola.

Day 6: Trek to Jagat
After Machha Khola you will be heading up to Jagat valley. the trail is thin and is headed upward and downward gently thorough the trail. At first, you will be going to the village of Khola Bensi after crossing the Tharo Khola. After walking for an hour you will reach to Tatopani where you can take a break for a few hours. From here the trail becomes sheerer, then you will cross the bridge over Yaru Khola. There you can see and observe the lifestyle of the Gurung community. Crossing the bank of the Budhi Gandaki. trekking along the river you will climb up to the high trail of Jagat.

 Day 7: Trek to EkkliBhatti and trek to Bihi
Walking duration:5/6 hrs
Distance: 1610m
Today you will have an amazing day with an easy 5 hrs walk to reach up to EkkkliBhatti. You will walk ascending to the trail, that passes through the terraced hill of Saguleri village. Al that village you will observe the astounding view of Sringi Himal. After 6 hrs of walk will leads you to Lihi.
Overnight at the local lodge.

Day 8: Trek to Lihi
Duration: 6 hrs walk
Distance: 2920 m
Walk up early in the morning and after breakfast this days trek will start. After an moderate 6 hours walk, the trail will take you to wooden bridge over the Budhi Gandaki river. Along the trail you will pass some small houses, cultivated fields, terrace farming etc. You will encounter the incredible panoramic views of the peaks such as Naike Peak, Manaslu and Manaslu North, etc.
Overnight at local lodge

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Day 9: Trek to Samagaun and Exploration day

Distance: 3500 m
Trekking Duration: 6 hrs
Day 9th of the trek will follow the right section of the riverbank that will show you the views of various magical peaks. You can explore the Samagaun throughout the day. The gain is surrounded by beautiful mountains in a peaceful forest. Have easy 1-day acclimatization at Samagaun and explore the place to the fullest.
Overnight at Samagaun

Day 10: Trek to Dharmasala (4460 m) and Trek in Bhimphedi (5215 m)
Trek Duration: 4 hrs/ 6 hrs
Today, you will walk ahead to the upper course that seems to never end. There you will be surrounded by beautiful mountain vistas. After crossing over the east bank of the river you will reach the last permanent settlement which shows you the impressive permanent settlement, which is called Sumdu, after crossing the stream. These villages dry up which leads to the migration of the settlement lying near the Larkya Glacier.
After this, a 6 hrs grueling walk will lead you to an altitude of 5215 meters. Today’s trail will ascend towards Cho Chanda and then goes to the Larkya La pass. Be aware that today’s trekking needs lots of strength and stamina. Reaching the top will expose you to the dozens of sparkling mountains such as Himlung Himal (7,126m), Cheo Himal (6,820m), Gyagi Kung, Kang Kuru (6,981m) and the Annapurna II (7,937m).
Overnight at the Local Lodge

Day 11: Trek to Tilje(3900m) and Trek to Tal(1725 m)
Trek Duration: 5 hrs/5 hrs
Today’s trek will include conquering heights and lengths, this trek will be easy and normal. You will observe the paddy fields along the way. Moving forward will take you to cross Karcha La Pass and then the trail will go down through the fig trees and blooming rhododendron forests.
Continuing your marvelous journey will lead you to Tal passing through the Marshyandiriver.
Overnight at Local Lodge

Day 12: Trek to Jagat
After viewing the lovely Landscapes in Tal you will be exposed to the tight gorge that opens to the Tal. You will have to walk like 5 hrs today. This area was formed when the valley was blocked by landscapes. Then you must pass through the Himalayan range, that lies between the Manaslu and Annapurna range to view the extraordinary surrounding. Then you reach to Syange after crossing the suspension bridge. After that, you will reach to stiff climb up to Bahundanda which was followed by a descent Ngadi and Bulbule.

Day 13: Trek to Beshishahar
This day marks the second last day of trekking. You have to walk and easy 5 hr walk and trail goes all descending. Retracing all the trekking routes would be your task today. You may also take the little-known east bank route to reach Besi Sahar from Bhulebule.

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Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu and final Departure
Day 14 is the last day of the Manaslu circuit trekking. The 2 weeks long most joyful trekking concludes this day. After breakfast at the hotel, you will be having a 7 hrs easy scenic drive to Kathmandu. On the way back you get to observe Marshyangdi and Trishuliriver. Observing the people and their lifestyle is a real pleasure. If you have an extra day, you can have a day visit to famous places to Kathmandu and have a short tour such as rafting, short day hike, game drives, some go-wild safaris at National parks, etc. Otherwise, our office representative wills drop-off to the International Airport for the final departure.

Mount Manaslu

Conclusion:

All in all, the trail in the Manaslu circuit trek is all covered with sal forest, subtropical waterfalls, and hot springs and it is always good to walk from such trail. Manaslu Circuit trek Itinerary can be completed within 10 days also and could be extended up to 22 days also.
Beautiful vistas of Ganesh Himal, Mount Manaslu, Himalchuli and Ngadi Chuli and Siringi would melt your heart.
Happy trekking!!!!!!!!!!!

Winter Trekking in Everest Base Camp

Winter Trekking in Everest Base Camp

With the elevation of 8,848 sq.km, Mount Everest is the highest mountain peak in the world situated at the Mahalangur part of the Himalayan. It is situated at the border of Nepal and Tibet. Winter trekking in Everest Base Camp is one of the exciting and thrilling adventure trips you can ever experience in your lifetime.

The trail of Mount Everest is 1500 miles long. Mount Everest is called Sagarmatha in Nepali; Sagarmatha is a Sanskrit world, which means “mother of oceans.” Everest is known to be 60 million years old. Mount Everest allures local and experienced travelers. Everest lies on number one in terms of the trekking destination of Nepal. Every year more than 5000 people trek to Everest. Trekking to Everest is one that will be the best decision of your life. Along with visiting the highest mountain in the world, you will also get to observe the local Nepali lifestyle and see the rare birds and animals.  You will be thrilled to adventure through Khumbu’s best natural, cultural, and Himalayan facets.  With every step you will take toward Everest, you will see the magnificent views of the mountain peaks decorate the skyline. The path to Everest is adorable, which is filled with a forest filled with rhododendron groves.  The magnificent view of the mountains of Everest massif is superb. Everest trek falls on the moderate level trek. People of any age with the healthy physical and mental conditions can trek to Mount Everest.  Winter season is the best time to trek to Mount Everest as the real beauty of the mountains is when covered with snow. The main winter seasons of Nepal fall in December and January.  The trail is not crowded as people do not prefer to trek Mount Everest in winter. There is low precipitation in the winter season, so; you can get a clear and picturesque view of the mountains. Although winter is the driest and coldest season, the day is quiet, sunny and warm. Places at the lower altitude like Luka, phakding, Namche, and Tengboche during the day is warmer whereas the nights are moderate cold and sometimes little snowfall can happen. But places at the higher altitude like Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep days are warmer, and nights are moderate.

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Gearing up for winter trekking in Everest Base Camp

The Everest region is one of the coldest places on the earth.  For trekking to mounts Everest in December, you might need some gearing up.

  • The most important thing while trekking to Everest in winter is warm clothing. You might need some waterproof and windproof down jackets.
  • Since you will be walking in higher altitude, to prevent altitude sickness, mental preparation with proper acclimation is very important.
  • For trekking in cold, your body losses more calories, so you must take healthy food in the proper amount.
  • You must pack the toiletries and first aid box in case of an emergency. For the cold weather, especially during harsh wind, you need lip balms, sunscreen lotions, and pair of warm socks, winter gloves, and hats.
  • You must have a pair of trekking shoes, the route to Everest is not easy, and your regular shoes may cause pain in your feet.
  • Since Mount Everest trek is a long trek you need more comfortable and spacious clothing.
  • You have to be physically fit; you might upgrade your physical fitness by doing yoga, exercise, and swimming.

 

Advantages of trekking EBC in winter Season

  • In winter the air is dry and low precipitation. You will get to enjoy a clear view of the mountains and the sky.
  • There are very fewer trekkers in winter seasons so; you will get to enjoy the trek without any crowd and disturbances.
  • You can have the beautiful experience with solitude with nature.
  • This season is very advantageous for people taking the flight, as a flight can be canceled frequently depending on the weather, but during winter season, this problem doesn’t arise.
  • You can find the lodges and hotels very quickly as this is the off-season plus you can get special treatment.
  • Sometimes you might have to wait for a few days to catch a flight from Lukla to Kathmandu in months flooded by trekkers. In January, the tickets will be available in plenty.
  • Due to the few numbers of trekkers, you will get plenty of opportunities to click beautiful pictures of mountains and places.
  • You can enjoy the fantastic snowfall.
  • In this season, one of the important festivals of Sherpa people uphaul and hail falls, so you can enjoy the Nepali festival.
  • You will get an excellent view of places like Kala Patthar, Khumbu Glacier, and Namche Bazaar. In January, these places offer some of the best scenarios in the world.

 

 

The disadvantage of trekking Everest in winter

  • Due to the heavy snowfall, the risk of snow storm arises, which closes the path of the Gokyo trail and Mera Peak.
  • Due to blizzards and hurricanes, you might have to fall back, or you might have to stick there.
  • In winter seasons, the days are comparably shorter, so you will not get enough time to visit the places.
  • Some of the people might not be able to bear the temperature as temperature might fall to 30 degrees Celsius in the night.
  • This trek is the highest trek in the world, so many people might have the problem of altitude sickness.
  • Cold Weather might affect some people.

 

Things to consider while trekking Everest in winter

  • You must avoid the consumption go alcohol as it dehydrates your body and increases the risk of altitude sickness.
  • You should maintain good connections with family members or group friends and let them know if you are uncomfortable with anything.
  • Take as much information as possible, as you will get to try out many options like you can take a helicopter tour to Everest to save time. You can also explore different routes for trekking to Everest.
  • You might need SPF sun cream with sunglass to protect your eyes and face.
  • As it is winter seasons, so always are aware that trail might turn in difficulty.
  • Always have the medical and first aid kit 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.
  • The most important and the basic thing is you have to have insurance which covers the emergency package.
  • You can make the permit to trek to Everest in Kathmandu.


What makes Everest base camp difficult in winter?

The Everest region is one of the coldest places in Nepal. The cold is a major difficulty while trekking Everest in winter. You have to walk uphill in 5-6 hours a day. But the trail is not so bad; you will not have a problem while walking. Along with the low temperature, another problem you bit be facing is the oxygen level decrease as the elevation increase, so; you must consult your doctor before trekking Everest in winter. As mentioned above, dehydration may occur because of impure water. It is quite difficult to find pure water. Due to white snow, 80 % of the sun reflects, so there is a high chance of getting burn quicken.

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek in winter

  • You can enjoy the remarkable aerial view of a fabulous Mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.
  • You will get sweeping views of apex peaks from Kala Patthar is beyond your imagination from all the directions.
  • You will get to view the majestic, snow-capped mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori on clear days.
  • Trekking to the footsteps of Everest, the highest mountain in the world is a dream come true experience that you would proudly explain to your near ones.
  • You will be speechless to see the dazzling sunrise views from Kala Patthar are once in a lifetime experience.
  • Getting insights into the local culture and their lifestyle very closely, inhabited mainly by Sherpa and enjoying their festival.
  • Adventuring and Challenging off-beaten snowy trails and lush green forest are eye-catching.
  • Picturesque villages of Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lukla, Gorakshep, and Lobuche are what heaven feels like.
  • Exploring renowned Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and observing some rare birds and animals.
  • Visit the Tengboche Monastery (the largest monastery of the Khumbu region).
  • Swinging suspension bridges over the Dudh Kosi River and Imja River will be another perk of this journey.
  • Trails decorated with prayer flags and wheels, the main stones will astound you.

Outline Itinerary
Day 1:- Arrival in Kathmandu.
Day 2:- Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley.
Day 3:- Kathmandu to Lukla flight
Day 4:- Phakding to Namche
Day 5:- acclimation day at Namche bazar
Day 6:-Namche to Tengboche
Day 7:- Tengboche to Dingboche
Day 8:- Dingboche to Lobuche
Day 9:-Lobuche to Gorakshep
Day 10:- Gorakshep to Pheriche
Day 11:- Pheriche to Namche
Day 12:- Namche to Lukla to Kathmandu


Cost included

  • The airport picks up and drops by car or van (by private vehicles).
  • Two nights’ accommodation and breakfast at Kathmandu.
  • Flight fee from Kathmandu to Lukla.
  • Best available room for accommodation at the best hotels.
  • All medical kit.
  • Well experienced guide and porter to carry your bags.
  • All the tickets for sightseeing.
  • Sagarmatha national park fee
  • Trekking permit

Cost excluded

  • Lunch and dinner at Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Tips to the porter.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Beverage and such as coke Fanta and mineral water.
  • Laundry, phone calls, internet, heater, the charger will be not provided.
  • Tourist visa to Nepal
  • Personal expenses such as bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.
  • Extra night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu than the scheduled itinerary.

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Conclusion
Thus to conclude, trekking Everest in winter is not so difficult thing to do If you are physically fit ad can bear the cold. Although you will have to make a little adjustment, the fun you will have is unexplainable.
You can get a clear view of the sky and the high snow Peak Mountains. The conditions are going to cold, but if you have adequate warm clothing, you will feel nothing. Instead, you can enjoy the whole route by yourself and enjoy the natural and scenic beauty of Mount Everest. There are both advantages and disadvantages while doing this trek. Be well prepared and checklist the important equipment you need before you head out. So Everest Base Camp Trek in December is feasible and doable.
Above the Himalaya, Team is always ready to help you and provide the best service based on your choice and comfort.
Happy trekking!!!!!

When to Trekking in Annapurna Region

When to trek in Annapurna?

Are you planning to visit Nepal? Then I would congratulate you on choosing the best travel destination ever. Nepal, a country full of beauty, is undoubtedly a massive gift of nature. Although Nepal is small in size, the beautiful natural resources it possesses are countless. Thus it is called the trekking paradise. Therefore, Nepal is famous in the entire world as the best trekking destination. This is the perfect place for experiencing adventurous trails, fabulous landscapes, splendid mountains, and many more. Nepal offers various charming environments, different choices on trekking. Nepal is eager to serve you with its natural beauty. Apart from this, trekking in Nepal is feasible in every season.

However, each season depicts different tastes and Cherisable environments. Nepal consists of 8 tallest mountains that are above 8000 meters, among ten tallest mountains in the world. Not only this, it includes the Mt. Everest, which is the tallest mountain in the whole world. Climbing the magical mountains is the dream of every travel, enthusiastic person.

If you are planning to go for Annapurna Base Camp trek, then the questions about when are the best time to trek Annapurna Base Camp may be stuck in your mind. No worry this article would explain the best time to go for ABC trek

Annapurna Base Camp trekking is the popular trekking destination in the Annapurna region. You can explore various attractions in the Annapurna region such as snow-covered peaks, various farmlands, pasturelands, typical village settlements along the way to the trekking. Not only this, you cannot avoid the beauty of vibrant flora and fauna that possess mesmerizing aurora. The lush green forests are always sparkling and welcoming tourists to its warm lands. They shower enormous beauty so that one will forget all his/her life chaos. Apart from this, these creatures sparkle different in different seasons of the year. So no matter whichever seasons you visit the Annapurna region, you are served with beautiful creatures and Cheri sable moments.

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Talking about the elevation of Annapurna base camp, it starts from the lowest elevation of Kathmandu (1350 meters) and extends maximum height up to 4130 meters. At these maximum heights, you will finally reach Annapurna Base Camp. The trail along the way is flat in most of the parts and gain a gradual increase in altitude.
All in all, you will have a moderate level of difficulty in this trekking journey. The best parts are, you will never be bored to the trekking journey in Nepal as the side-views will temp you and motivates you all along the way. Thus, enjoying and capturing the side-views could be your major job, and I am sure that you will love it.

Another best part of trekking in such a region is you will get to involve in lodges, teahouse, which will be quite fun. Not only this, you will get to witness and experience different cultures and traditions. These teahouse and lodges provide you the best services and warm environment so that you can enjoy your quality time there. Avoid worrying about the food and accommodation as these teahouses and lodges remain open through the year.

Annapurna Base Camp undoubtedly is one of the best adventure treks you could choose in the Annapurna region. The trek combines numerous landscapes and gives you the closest view of higher peaks.


Highlights of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

• Walking to the foothills of the 10th highest mountain peaks (Annapurna 8092 meters) is fantastic.
• You can also visit another famous Base Camp, Machhapuchhre Base Camp, during the same trip so that you can enjoy the dual beauty.
• Spectacular view of Sparkling sunrise and sunset would melt your heart.
• Visit Gurung village/Magar ethics and get the chance to know their cultures and tradition.
• Visit and explore Annapurna Conservation Area
• You can also have a short trek to Poon Hill, which is also known as the vantage point for the best sunrise views.
• Exploring the places with mesmerizing landscapes and lush green vegetation is peace to your heart.
• Explore Millions of flora and fauna
• You will have amazing views of around ten peaks, which are above 6000 meters.
• Visit famous monasteries and age-old gompas.
• The incredible panoramic Himalayan views of Mt. Annapurna, Mt Dhaulagiri, and surrounding peaks take your breath away.
• Have a city tour in Pokhara, the second-largest city after Kathmandu.

Best Months for trekking to Annapurna

Based on the experience you are seeking, you can choose several months as the best months for trekking in the Annapurna region. As per the previous experience and experts review, Poon hill and trekking to the Annapurna region are the best activities to do in the Annapurna region. Annapurna region is the complete package of sheer beauty, beautiful typical village settlement, magical massive mountains, and hot springs. The trails of the Annapurna region are stepping up and down.

Thus it is advisable to be fully trained and well-prepared for this trek. Trekking to the Annapurna region may be a grueling task for novice travelers. The stunning beauty of jaw-dropping mountains will make you speechless. You know what is challenging, standing at the base of the world’s most dangerous mountain. Trekking around the famous Annapurna sanctuary is genuinely fabulous. You need to have a minimum of 10 days to complete this journey. With the right gear and necessary equipment, you can complete this journey. Unlike other trekking, you can go for Annapurna base camp trekking throughout the year. ABC trekking is feasible and doable throughout the year.

The most prior things to be considered before heading for the Annapurna region trekking are weather conditions. It is because sometime, due to bad weather conditions, you could not have a clear view of the magical mountains.

Nepal has four distinct seasons, namely, autumn season, spring season, monsoon season, and winter season.  Among them, spring and autumn are considered best for trekking in the Annapurna region and Everest region. Saying it does not mean other seasons are not feasible. Instead, you can have a challenging and thrilling trekking journey if you opt for Monsoon and winter season. Getting off-season discount and crowd-free trail are the added benefits provided to trekker of winter and Monsoon seasons.

Trekking to Annapurna region starts from Nayapul, which is about 40 kilometers away from Pokhara. You have two route choices to go to Annapurna Base Camp trek either from Nayapul or from JhinuDanda. The best part is you can enjoy the natural hot springs. You can get four distinct nature flavors while trekking in the Annapurna region. Let us have a glance at each season and its characteristics.

 Annapurna Base Camp trek in Spring Season

Generally, the spring season is called the second-best months for trekking in the Annapurna region. Spring season starts from March months and ends in May. Blooming rhododendron, Magnolia, Alpine forest are the magical creatures to view in these months. All the surrounding areas filled with various creatures in these months. The best part of this month is chilling cold and cloudy days, turning into warmer days. Trekking with light clothes is possible this season. The average daytime temperatures remain at around 10 degrees Celsius in lower altitudes, whereas the night and morning may face freezing temperatures. During May, the daytime temperatures increase and can go up to 20-degree Celsius, and nighttime temperatures may fall to 5 degrees Celsius. Perfect weather and temperatures are the boons to this season, so that it can attract many tourists during this period. The stunning view of the Annapurna, Machhapuchre, and various other mountains would melt your heart. Besides this, the colorful forests, snow-covered mountains, terrace farming, etc. are the added beauty of these months.

Annapurna Base Camp trek in Autumn Season

Autumn seasons is recognized as the peak season for trekking in Nepal. The autumn season in Nepal starts in September and ends in November. The best combination of temperate climate, perfect weather conditions, and the crystal clear weather condition are the factors that make these months the king of the season. You can have clear views of the magical mountains. Besides this, you will be surrounded by dazzling lush vegetation and dense forest. During these months, the days are usually warm, possessing the average temperatures of 15 degrees Celsius. And the average night temperatures may go above the freezing point. Trekking this month is fun, exciting, and thrilling at the same time. If you want to avoid any difficulties and enjoy your trek easily then opting autumn season could be the best choice. Autumn season will offer you the best mountains vistas with crystal clear weather with smiling sun throughout the day.

Annapurna Base Camp trek in Monsoon Season

If you are the challenge taker person, then the autumn season would fulfill your adventurous trip. Usually, Monsoon season starts from June and ends in Mid-September. The average temperature during day time remains 20-25 degree Celsius while the night time temperature stays below 10 degree Celsius. Thus, the warm environment is always favorable for opting Annapurna base camp trek.

However, this time of the year is generally affected by monsoon rains. The warmer day may sometimes encounter rainfall, making difficult to travel. Not only this season encounter leech and called as leech season. Thus wearing full shocks and boot are advisable to avoid from leech attack. Other than that, you can have a clear view of the surroundings when the rain stops. Green vegetation and other creatures are benefited in this season and look astounding. Dust fee surrounding and off-seasons discounts are the major advantages of traveling in this season. Annapurna region possesses a rain shadow area for an optional trekking trail. Thus to avoid the effect of rain, you can opt for this trail.

Annapurna Base Camp trek in Winter Season

The other challenging season is the winter season. Winter in Nepal starts in December and ends in Mid-February. This time of the year is marked as the most adventurous time of the year. This season is also called as the coldest season of the year. A warm jacket, extra clothes, and hot drinks are always good to have to avoid cold. You may also encounter snow in most of the mountain region. The surrounding will all be covered with the thick snow, and the mountains are super beautiful at this time. Be aware that night temperatures may sometimes go below the freezing point. However, you can have a heavy discount on food and accommodation. Plus, crowded free trails are exhilarating to enjoy.

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Final Say,

Nepal offers lots of trekking options, such as Everest Base Camp Trekking, Annapurna Base Camp trekking, Pilgrimage tour, Luxury tour, religious tour, helicopter tour, short trek around Kathmandu and many more. Nepal, being one of the richest countries on its Natural beauty, serves the hungry desire of the Travel Geek to the fullest. You can choose based on your comfort and time duration. Visiting Nepal would give you the feeling of heaven. Among all the trekking regions, the ultimate popular trekking destinations are the Everest region and the Annapurna region.

Annapurna trek being the most exciting trek, offers lots of adventures for travel lovers. Moderate kind of trek, Annapurna Base camp trek can be done in any time frame based on your choice and comfort. You will be offered yourself with a plethora of opportunities in Annapurna Base Camp trek. You will get to surround the beautiful snow-capped mountain.

Happy Trekking!!!!!!!

Short Treks Around Mount Everest

Mount Everest short trek

Nepal has always been pleasing people with its natural beauty. One of the major attractions of tourists is Mount Everest. Mount Everest is the highest peak in the world, with an altitude of 8.848 sq. km situated in Nepal. Trekking Everest if the desire of every people. But due to today’s busy life, people do not get time to trek Everest. Mount Everest’s short trek is especially for those people who have very little time. The green landscapes, villages, and the mountains are the specialties of Everest base camp. Mt Everest Short Trek is also known as the “mini Everest trek”.

Mount Everest Short Trek is the trek that possesses the utmost value in terms of natural beauty. You can get the spectacular view of Mt. Everest surrounded by various other mountain peaks. During this trip you will also get the glimpse of high peak mountains like Mt Lhotse (8,516m /27,940ft), Makalu (8,485m /27,838 ft.) & the giant Cho-Oyu (8,201m /26,906ft) of Mt. Kusum Kangaru 6370m, Thamserku 6618m, Kantega 6783m, Ama Dablam 6814m, Island peak 6165m, Lhotse 8516m, The Everest 8848m, Nuptse 7864m, Taboche peak 6495m, and Kwangde 6187m and several other well-known peaks. Along with the natural beauty, you will also get to visit and observe the local culture and traditions of the people. You will be going through the Tengboche, which is famous for Buddhists monastery. It is believed that the monastery is the oldest, and has many beliefs.

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Trip highlights of the Mount Everest Short Trek
• You will get Face to Face encounters with World Highest Mountain, M. Everest.
• 360° views of the great Himalayas from Kala Patthar are gorgeous.
• You can observe the local life of Remote and Celebrated villages of Phakding, Namche, Dingboche, Tengboche, Gorak Shep, etc.
• Sightseeing around Sagarmatha National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage site).
• Traversing around the Tengboche monastery (the largest monastery of Khumbu district) which shows the culture and tradition of Buddhists people.
• Remarkable views of rivers, farmlands, valleys, forests grassland.
• The sunrise views from Kala Patthar’s viewpoints are stunning.
• Very welcoming local peoples.
• Panoramic Mountain views hotels and cafes.
• Exciting experience while crossing suspension bridges and walking along the off-beaten rocky as well as glacier trails.

Brief Itinerary of Mount Everest Short Trek
You will be starting your trek form early morning flight from Luka airport and ending your journey at Kathmandu. It usually takes 15 – 20 days to trek Mount Everest. But it takes 9-11 days for a short trek. Here is day to day itinerary that you will be doing on this trip.

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
You will have to reach to Kathmandu for this trek. You will be warmly welcomed by the team above the Himalaya. We will take you to your hotel where you can rest. You may also roam around the street of Kathmandu valley. At the time of dinner, you will have a short meeting about the trek. You will be told the thin that you need to bring for the trek. You will be served Nepali food in Nepali style at dinner.


Day 2: Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley

Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal. Kathmandu is one of the rice of Nepal in aspects of historical and cultural places.  There are lots of options to visit inside Kathmandu City. To name a few, you can visit Pashupatinath temple (the sacred Hindu temple of Lord Shiva), Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Swyambunath (the monkey temple) and many more famous places. Other than this, if you have extra days then you can go for a day hike to the nearest and beautiful city of Kathmandu valley such as Patan, Bhaktapur,Dhulikhel, Chandragiri, Nagarkot, etc.

Overnight at Famous hotel of Kathmandu

Day 3: Flight to Luka and trek to Phakding
This day is counted as the main day where the real trek journey begins. You will be starting your trek form an amazing flight from Kathmandu to Luka airport. The feeling that you will have when you land on the steep runway of the mountain is mind-blowing. Luka is a beautiful village situated at an altitude of 2850 meters from the sea level. You will be starting to hike toward Dudh Koshi valley. You will be passing through amazing places like Chheplung (2,700m) and Ghat (2,590m) to Phakding (2,652m). You will also get a remarkable glimpse of the beautiful Mt. Khumbila (5,761m), Mt. Nupla (5,885m), and Mt. Kusum Kanguru (6,367m).

Day 4: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazar
After early morning breakfast at Phakding. You will be heading toward Namche bazar. It is situated at an altitude of 3,440 meters. It takes 5 – 6 hours to reach Namche bazar from Phakding. You have to follow the trail along the Dudh Koshi River. They get to observe the local lifestyle of the Sherpa people while going through the village Zapute, Toktok, Benkar and Chumoa. After the Chumoa you will reach mojo, which is also known as the gateway of “Sagarmatha national park”. Sagarmatha national park is also enlisted by UNSECO in the world’s heritage site. This national park is devoted to the delicate mountains around the Everest region. You will reach to Namche bazaar steeply walk after a long hike at the steep road. Here you will get the first glance of Mount Everest. Namche is a pretty busy village as it is the trading point. You will stay overnight at Namche bazaar.

Day 5: Acclimatization day at Namche bazaar
You will spend your day exploring the day at Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is also known as “The Sherpa Capital” because it is the main position as the commercial center of the Sagarmatha region. Namche bazar is a lovely place with Thamserku (6,623m) to the east and Kongde RI (6,187m) to the west. You will be supervised to know that you will get all the modern facilities such as internet cafes, bakery, banks, ATMs, and outlets of medical supplies, warm clothing. You will take the walk of one hour walk up to the Everest View Hotel above Namche. You will get the panoramic view of the sunset of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Everest. You will also get the high snow peak mountain form the national park center and museum just above the ground. You will get back to Khumbu and stay at the hotel there.

 

Day 6:Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

After a healthy breakfast at Namche bazar, you will continue your journey toward Tengboche. Where you can enjoy the panoramic view of excellent Mount Everest Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku. You will follow the trail having a glorious view of great Himalaya. You will be going through the trail that goes gradually down up to Kyangjuma. You will reach to Sanasa in no time. Sanasa is one of the major junction to Everest base camp. You will observe the house of this region is hand-carved in Buddhists style and Buddhist flag all around the way. You will reach Phunki Tenga crossing the bridge of Dudh Koshi. It is a little hard to trek there because of the steep road. Tengboche is marked as the vantage point to view the stunning mountains peaks such as Ama-Dablam, Nuptse, and Mt. Everest. Not only this, this place is regarded as the place that includes the biggest Buddhist Monastery.

There is a famous Gompa, in which it is believed that during the full moon in October/November they hold the colorful Mani Rimdu festival with masked dancing and Tibetan Opera in the courtyard.

 

Day 7: Trek from Tengboche to Labuche
You will be heading toward the village of Pangboche crossing Imja Khola. The village is situated directly opposite the Ama Dablam [6,856 m] and has a stunning view of the mountains with the gompa, many walls, and scattered pine trees. The trail through Duglha goes up to the rock of the glacier terminal moraine. And eventually, you will find a cluster house at Lobuche and you have to stay there.

Day 8: Trek to Everest base camp
Today will be the most exciting day of your trek as you will have to go to Everest base camp. After early morning breakfast, you will continue your journey. You will be climbing through fields and debris rocks steps to Gorakshep. You will climb to Kala Patthar from there you can watch the picturesque view of striking Mount Everest. You can take photos and collects lots of memories. You will stay overnight at the lodge back at Gorakshep.

Day 9: Back to Namche bazar
After seeing the scenic beauty of Mount Everest, it’s time to get back to Namche bazar. Mountains Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, and Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more huge peaks refresh your journey while returning. It’s quite easy to trek back compare to trekking forward so, you will reach Namche bazar in no time.

Day 10: Trek to Lukla
Today is your last day of the trek at this trek. You will have a long journey to complete today. You will have to reach Lukla. And remember there’s always the option to trek up to Jostle for some more mountain beauty and Trek back to Namche. It’s about 5 hours walk from Tengboche.

Day 11: Fly back to Kathmandu and final departure at your destination
You will be flying back to Kathmandu from Lukla airport. Enjoying the aural view of the amazing mountain and grassland is relaxing. You will reach Kathmandu in about an hour. You will see our vehicle sitting standby to drop you off to the international airport

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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.
  • First aid medical kits for the trek.
  • Round Airfare (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu) including airport taxes.
  • The company guarantees professional helicopter rescue services, in case of emergency.

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
  • Extra night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu than the scheduled itinerary

 

 

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. The 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 possesses. 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 is 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 in 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 help 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 a country full of natural resources and eye-catching landscapes. Thus, it has the 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 favorite 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 is 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 topmost 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 areas 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 serviced 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 in 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 are 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’s 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 from 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.


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