An incredible trekking route in Nepal that circumnavigates one of the most “historical” 8000 of the whole Himalaya. Annapurna was in fact the first 8000 to be climbed by man. The French Herzog and Lachenal reached the summit on 3rd June 1950, thus starting the great race for the eight thousand. Since then, in a little more than 10 years all the mountains higher than eight thousand meters were reached. The route winds through valleys and rivers to be crossed with suspension bridges, between villages and forests of giant rhododendrons. It is also planned to cross a high altitude pass, the Thorung La, with an altitude of 5416 meters. The itinerary is wide-ranging and full of unforgettable panoramas. The climbs of Pisang Peak and Chulu West complete a long but unforgettable program.
Departure from Italy with scheduled flight.
Arrival in Kathmandu, meeting with our Nepalese partner and transfer to the hotel.
Free city tour day.
Early morning departure by private bus and transfer Kathmandu-Besisahar and then Bhulbule. Arrival and accommodation in hotel.
Breakfast. Trek from Bhulbule to Jagat. The path develops along the valley excavated by the Marsyangdicon river up and down, through the terraced rice fields and sub-tropical forest and then enters the territory of the Annapurna Conservation Area. Along the way, several Gurung villages (the prevailing ethnicity of the area) are crossed, while the view sweeps over the surrounding mountains, including Manaslu and Ngadi Chuli. Approaching Jagat path has been dug out of the rock, but remains wide and well secured. Arrive at the village, inhabited - as for most of the villages in the area - by a population of Tibetan origin. Jagat in fact means "duty station", and in the past it was a place for collecting taxes for the salt trade from Tibet that went down the Marsyangdi valley. Overnight stay at the lodge.
Trek from Jagat to Dharapani. Continue down towards the river bed, which you cross at Chamje. You then go up, first gently, then steeper, through rice fields, rhododendrons, and bamboo while the river disappears under huge boulders. The arrival in Tal marks the entrance to the Manang district; here the valley opens into a large plateau which houses fields of corn, barley and potatoes. The path continues; you cross the Marsyangdi again until you reach Dharapani. All the villages from here to Kagbeni have entry and exit chortens and Tibetan influence is becoming increasingly evident. Overnight stay at the lodge.
Breakfast. Trek from Dharapani to Chame. The path continues and passes through Bargarchhap, the first village of the trek that has the typical Tibetan architecture. The village was semi-destroyed in 1995 by a large avalanche, caused by exceptional snowfall, the same that caused the notorious avalanches in eastern Nepal and which caused a large number of victims. Continue through pine and fir forests to the crossroads that divides the path in two. The normal route follows the low path on the river. You cross the village of Khoto, which gives access to the Nar Phuu valley, remote and protected by controlled access. Chame is the administrative center of the Manang district. Overnight stay at the lodge.
Trek from Chame to Pisang. The path continues for a while, almost flat and relaxing, in the forest. You then reach the impressive Paungda Danda, a huge rocky massif that rises over 1500 meters from the river. From here you can also admire Annapurna II and Pisang Peak. With a last flat part you reach Pisang. Overnight stay at the lodge.
Trek from Pisang to the base camp. You reach the base camp for the ascent of Pisang Peak.
After breakfast you go up to the high camp.
Climb to the top and return to base camp.
Trek from Pisang base camp to Manang. The region is now much more arid; the Annapurna massif acts as an "umbrella" protecting the area to the north from the massive monsoon rainfall that characterizes the areas to the south. The path now climbs for a long time on a vegetated ridge; from its top you have an excellent view of the Manang valley of Annapurna and Tlicho Peak (7134 m.). You continue with a varied trend, in an arid landscape, characterized by large walls of yellow rock, eroded in pinnacles near the path and by the enormous mass of Annapurna to the south. Manang is placed in a plateau and there is every kind of shop, as well as a garrison of the Himalayan Rescue Association. Overnight stay at the lodge.
Approach stage to Chulu West base camp.
You reach the base camp of Chulu. Laying the pitch and preparing for the climb.
Days dedicated to the ascent of Chulu west.
Trek from Chulu West to Thorong Phedi Base Camp. The path goes up the valley through sparse juniper and wild rose forests; it is this ground for the numerous grazing yaks. Finally you arrive at Thorung Phedi, a pasture among the rocks. Overnight stay at the lodge.
Trek from Throung Phedi to Muktinathvia Thorung La (5416 m.). Long day with crossing the pass. The path immediately climbs decisively on moraines and ridges, often with a steep but well-marked course. The pace is marked by a traditional chorten and prayer flags...the view is breathtaking; the entire Annapurna chain, Gangapurna and endless other peaks above 6500 meters. The descent is long and steep and offers excellent views of the Dhaulagiri which stands isolated through the valley of the Kali Gandaki. Arrival in Muktinath with a quiet path and overnight stay in a lodge.
Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom. The last stage descends the valley along an easy path. Jomsom does not offer particular attractions, but it is the administrative center of Kali Gandaki and, as such, offers all kinds of restaurants, lodges and shops, in addition to the airport that connects it with Pokhara. Overnight stay at the lodge.
Flight to Pokharadi in the early morning. Arrival and accommodation in the hotel. Free day for free visit of the city. Pokhara, despite being a center of great tourist attraction, and therefore rather crowded in season, maintains a great charm, given both by the magnificent lake on which it overlooks, the Phewa Tal and by the position at the foot of the most beautiful Himalayan massifs in all of Nepal . Overnight stay at the hotel.
Pokhara-Kathmandudi flight in the early morning. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Free day for free visit of the surroundings of Kathmandu (Bakhtapur and Patan).
Depending on the flight, free morning. In the afternoon transfer to the airport and boarding the flight to Italy.
Tariff per person, starting from:
|Departure||2/3 Persone||4/6 Persone||7/10 Persone||Più di 11 Persone|
|From 1 October 2019 to 30 June 2020||€ 2,315||€ 1,990||€ 1,870||€ 1,780|
(B / L / D): B = breakfast; L = lunch; D = Dinner
Exchange rate 1 EUR = 1.12 USD
Changes in exchange rates with fluctuations greater than 3% will lead to an adjustment in costs and will be communicated within 20 days of departure.
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Duration: 11 days / 10 nights
from € 1.940 - Voli inclusi
Duration: 10 days / 9 nights
from € 1.690 - Voli esclusi
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