ANNAPURNA HIKING HIGHLIGHTS:
Annapurna hiking and trekking mention so many real nepali verities such their way to work, their cultural dress, their festivals, their own languages etc.
Nepal has so many small/short hiking up to longest and adventurous activities so Annapurna hiking is one of them but really popular destination for all kind of tourist and local tourist .
Tourism field is expanding all over the world ,especially because of tecnology and increased population. Nepal is quite small coutry but also very famous country for trekking and tourism especially everest and annapurna.
Annapurna hiking is really Popular trekking trails since long time right after everest submmit in 2053. Annapurna- hiking has so many alternative trails but the one through ghandruk village to poon hill is the best trek from every dimension.when we start the trip there are so many mounatins already include the big one called dhailagiri, which is ninth highiest mountain in the wolrld and so many other mountains . pokhara is the second biggest city in nepal and also the place to began your trip ,it is lovely town with so many mountains around included fishtail (holy mountain).
If you are looking for short , cheap, budgeting and popular trekking in nepal , I recommend you as a guie annapurna hiking is the best, this trip makes you refresh your mind and you can see the real work and way of living people in the Mountain.
DAY 1: Drive from Kathmandu (1350m) to Pokhara (900m), It's about 7 hours drive by tourist bus and it is only 30 min by plane( you have choice),
DAY 2: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul in the morning by car/jeep/van and trek to Thikhedunga (1560m), It's about 3 hrs walking and 1 and half hours drive from pokhara.
DAY 3: Trek from Thikhedunga to Ghorepani (2820m),it is the biggest day because we have to go up thropugh the forest mostly and it's nearly 6 .30 hrs walk.
DAY 4: Wake up early in the morning for sunrise view, than back to ghorepani for breakfast and bag than decending to Tatapani (2660m).
DAY 5: Trek from Tatapani to Ghandruk (1950m) , it is short trek compare to other past days but ghandruk is really nice and clean village with lovely mountain on the front ,and also to visit gurung museum is the highlight of this village.
DAY 6: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul , mostly this day we just walk on the offroad about 4 hrs and Drive back to Pokhara.
DAY 7: Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu in the morning by car/bus/van/plane , it is your choice.
Accommodation during your trek:
Rooms are based on 2 people generally sharing a twin bed in one room, it is safe and clean but you have to use bathroom services outside of your room.
It is really important that you have to understand that the accommodation during your trekking will be very basic but clean and safe.
Best trekking months:
There are two main trekking season Sep. to Dec. and Feb 15 to April is the best because by that time you can easily explore beautiful mountain every day because of clear weather each day in Nepal ,However you can make your trip all year .around Nepal.
Fitness level and altitude:
The altitude of 3210 meter and the trek duration of 7 days make the Annapurna hiking classified as a short, sweet and best trekking route in Nepal. The trails generally ascending and descending both but it is safe and beautiful scenic view from each settlement.
So, you will sleep one night at 2850 meters which is Ghorepani therefore you don’t get altitude sickness generally and enough oxygen each day.
As a Himalaya guide we recommend that all trekkers exercise 2 to 3 times a week before you start your trek back home and also it’s better to avout smoking habit if you are in it and drinking habit if you drink too much, so our porters will be carrying your big bags which means you will have your light bag.
The altitude of 4130m and the trekking duration of 12 days make the Annapurna Base Camp Trek classified as strenuous difficulty. The trek ascends very gradually when compared to all of our long treks and you only spend 1 night above 4000m. You are therefore much less likely to suffer from any altitude sickness related symptoms than the Langtang, Everest Base Camp Trek or Annapurna Circuit.
Essential trekking equipments:
• Sun Hat and warm hat,
• Head light, SunCream/lip Bam and Sunglasses
• Tooth paste/brush/soap and Gloves,
• Down and other warm jacket long sleeved shirt/t-shirt,
• 2 piece Wind breaker trousers,
• 2 piece Wind proof paints,
• Trekking boots and Wool/cotton socks
• Metal Water bottle I better if you have,
• Spare of camera batteries and charger
• Flip flops, Rain coat and Rucksack
• Sleeping Bag
• General Medicine