Trekking trips in Nepal – Annapurna solidarity / Fixed date 17 October
A great trek that meets one of the most "historical" eight thousand in the whole of the Himalayas and combines it with a solidarity experience. Annapurna was in fact the first 8000er to be conquered by man. The French Herzog and Lachenal reached the summit on 3 June 1950, thus kicking off the great eight-thousand-meter race, a race that in just over 10 years led to the ascent of all the mountains higher than eight thousand meters. This program was born from the desire to make a small but significant contribution to a solidarity project started for some time now by the “Step by step” association, which with determination has dedicated itself to the cause of a Nepalese school strongly affected by the 2015 earthquake. trekking program is preceded by a visit to the school and, for those who wish, participation in solidarity purchases for the school itself during the first days in Kathmandu. The participation fee for the trip will be donated to the association to contribute to the budget available for purchases. The proposal includes 4 days of trekking with a medium / simple difficulty suitable for all trained people, the routes generally last 4/5 hours with the exception of the Ulleri stretch in Ghorepani which requires 7/8 hours of walking. Reaching Poon Hill at 3210 meters to witness the sunrise, a truly unique and memorable experience. There will also be the opportunity to visit the capital Kathmandu with the inevitable visit of the Boudhanath and the Pashupatinat, accompanied by an Italian-speaking guide. The trip ends with a free day in Kathamandu, for those who wish it is possible to visit an orphanage that our local correspondent helped to build, spending time with the children. This trip offers Nepal, a little jewel of the Asian world, in all its beauty and humanity: the visit to the school and the meeting with the children transmits an indescribable emotion, read the joy in their eyes, share a day with them, will remain an indelible memory. To contribute to this magic we cannot forget the beautiful views that Annapurna will give us during our short trek.
Departure: October 17, 2021
Difficulty: medium / low
Minimum 4 participants
Departure from Italy by scheduled flight.
Arrival at Kathamndu airport and transfer to your hotel. Free afternoon.
Breakfast and morning dedicated to visiting the city, we will visit Bodhnath, also called Boudha, the religious center of the large community of Tibetan exiles in Nepal. The village develops around a huge circular stupa surmounted by the gaze of the Buddha, the place is evocative and animated by Tibetan pilgrims who move around the stupa clockwise by turning the prayer wheels, finally we will visit Pashupatinat, the most important Hindu temple of Nepal. Free lunch, in the afternoon you can accompany the contact person of the association to make humanitarian purchases for the school.
Free dinner and overnight stay
Today is dedicated to visiting the school that the association supports.
Breakfast and transfer to the school (about 50 km, 3-4 hours by jeep), visit of the school with association representatives and delivery of the purchased material to the children.
Return to Kathmandu.
Breakfast and transfer to the airport, Internal flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, on arrival transfer by jeep of about one and a half hours to New Bridge where we will start the trek that will take us along a path along rice fields and forests to the village of Ulleri . (about 3-4 hours of trekking)
Accommodation in the lodge.
Day dedicated to trekking from Ulleri to Ghorepani, a beautiful path that winds its way through suspension bridges, forests and spectacular rhododendrons. The village of Ghorepani awaits us with its majestic view of the Annapurna range. (about 7-8 hours of trekking).
Wake up at 4.30 and departure for Poon Hill, 45 minutes of vertical walk that will take us to 3210 meters, where we can admire the sunrise over Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Photos and videos of the ritual and return to Ghorepani for a hearty breakfast and then continue to Tadapani for lunch, and a long descent that will take us to Gandrunk, along the river inside the forest, a magical place. (about 4-5 hours of trekking).
Last day dedicated to trekking, we will leave Gandrunk to arrive at the cozy Pokhara, with the possibility of renting a boat and crossing the Fewa lake and shopping in the numerous shops along the lake. (about 4-5 hours of trekking)
Breakfast and panoramic land transfer to Kathmandu (approximately 5/6 hours). Rest of the day free.
Breakfast and free day, optional visit to the orphanage.
On the occasion of your stay in Kathmandu we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to visit an orphanage that our correspondent helped to create, the visit that will allow you to spend time with the children, is also an opportunity to participate in this important project company, Go Asia will donate part of the participation fee for the realization of activities for the orphanage.
Participation fee per person Euro 40 - half day
Cultural dinner and overnight stay
Transfer to the airport for international flight.
Tariff per person, starting from:
|Departure||Min 2 partecipanti||Min 4 partecipanti|
|From 17 October 2021 to 27 October 2021||€ 2,050||€ 1,690|
(B / L / D): B = breakfast; L = lunch; D = Dinner
The overnight stays take place in comfortable lodges but with degrees of overall comfort that drop slightly as you go upwards. The rooms generally have two beds, not heated and a medium-heavy sleeping bag is required for the night. Meals are served and consumed in the lodges offering a wide choice of local and western dishes.
To participate in this trip you need a Nepalese visa, a passport is required, which must be valid for 6 months and have 1 free page, and 1 passport photo, the visa is obtained on site
Given the particular nature of our travel proposals, the daily programs should be considered as a guideline. A series of variable factors that distinguish travel to high mountain regions in remote areas (prohibitive weather conditions, landslides, communication interruptions, etc.) can jeopardize the safety of participants and consequently impose changes to the planned itineraries. The organizer is entitled to make all those changes to the program that security needs require or where they are forced by other events (such as cancellation of flights and the like)
In particular, in the event of cancellation of domestic flights, any re-routing by helicopter and / or by land is subject to a surcharge.
Reference exchange rates for currencies:
Currency: US dollar (USD) – Exchange rate: 1.22
Exchange rate variations with fluctuations greater than 3% will result in an adjustment of costs and will be communicated within 20 days of departure.
Currency block: € 50 per file. The customer has the possibility to permanently block the cost of ground services which will no longer be subject to currency fluctuations.
The request must be made simultaneously with the confirmation.
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