Slow and Easy Trekking in Annapurna
Annapurna Area is the most popular trekking destination in the world, located in center Nepal is dominated by Annapurna mountain and the town of Pokhara, Pokhara is a lakeside city of Nepal, the second biggest city for tourism after Kathmandu. There are three major trekking routes in this region; Trek to Jomsom, Trek to Annapurna Base Camp and a circuit of the enter Annapurna massif. Pokhara is also a good starting point for the number of short treks which is located north part of the city.
Slow and Easy Trekking in Annapurna, is mainly for you who haven’t done any trekking earlier but wants to explore the nature and culture of Nepalis typical local communities. You just need to be healthy without any experience to do the Slow and easy trek in Annapurna. You will feel secure and safe with your guide because they are more experienced, professional and licensed. As Annapurna is a center for enchanting sceneries of mountains, there are many options to do slow and easy trekking. But I have mentioned one option here if you want other option also I am ever ready to provide you.
Ghorepani Poon Hill is one of the most famous and classic Trekkings in Nepal. It offers one of the best views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain range. The highest point of this trek is Poon Hill (3210m) from where you will able to see a spectacular sunrise view over the Himalayas. This trek begins from Nayapul through the unique Rhododendron terrain and typical valley and it ends at Naya Pul. En-route there is a great chance to see wildlife and scenery such as white-capped river chat, brown dipper, white-breasted kingfisher, butterfly, barking deer, orchids, and rhododendron and Magnolia forests. Poon Hill offers one of the best panoramic of the Annapurna Mountain Range and Sunrise.
- Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)
- Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu
- Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (820m) about 7 hrs
- Day 04: Drive to Nayapul (1120m) about 2 hrs drive and trek to Hile (1520m) about 4 hrs walk
- Day 05: Trek to Banthanti (2400m) 3-4 hrs walk
- Day 06: Trek to Ghorepani (2780m) 3-4 hrs
- Day 07: Trek to Poon Hill (3210m) about 01 hrs and full day in Ghorepani
- Day 08: Trek to Tadapani (2660m) 4-5 hrs
- Day 09: Trek to Ghandruk (1990m) 3-4 hrs walk
- Day 10: Trek to Nayapul (1120m) 4-5hrs walk and drive back to Pokhara (820m) about 2 hrs drive
- Day 11: Full day in Pokhara
- Day 12: Drive to Chitwan National Park (about 5 hrs)
- Day 13: Full day in Chitwan National Park
- Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu (4-5hrs)
- Day 15: Final departure
- All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle
- Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant
- 03 night twin/double shearing accommodation on BB in Kathmandu.
- 03 night twin/double shearing accommodation on BB in Pokhara
- Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu and in Pokhara with all necessary entrance fee and privet vehicle.
- Kathmandu to Pokhara to Chitwan to Kathmandu by tourist bus (if you want either way flight or private vehicle also available on additional cost).
- 02night/03 day safari activities on full board in Chitwan National Park
- Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and Trekkers' Information Management System( TIMS card)
- 01 guide, English speaking, licensed insured, registered, salary, food and accommodation paid
- 02 guest=01 porter with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation and equipment.
- Double/twin shearing accommodation during the trekking in the mountain
- Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
- Safe drinking water and first add kid box
- Pokhara to Starting point and ending point of trekking to Pokhara by private vehicle
- Nepal Visa fee (Bring accurate fee in USD and two Passport size Photo)
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
- Diner and lunch in Kathmandu and in Pokhara
- Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
- Extra night accommodation and lunch and dinner in city because of early arrival, late departure and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) then the scheduled itinerary
- Personal expenses (phone calls, baggage charge, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
- Tips to the trekking crews and drive.
Suggested Equipment list for this trip;
- Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We provide one complimentary Trekking Planner duffel bag that is to be returned after the trip)
- Day pack
- Trekking shoes
- Sports shoes or sandals
- Sun Hat/cap
- Warm woolen cap
- Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket
- Waterproof Gore-Tex layer
- Pullover or warm sweeter
- 4/5 pairs of good quality socks
- Hand gloves
- 2/3 pairs of trekking trousers
- 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts
- 3/4 pairs of underwear (non cotton preferred)
- Sun glasses
- Water bottle
- 4 season sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it. It is to be returned after the trip)
- Flash or Torch light
- Camera and batteries
Difficulties rating of Slow and Easy Trekking in Annapurna
A trekker or walker who is able to hike normally 5-6 hours per day carring a light weight backpack will be very fit enough to do this trekking. There are stone step up and down which are very uneven and due to some long descents your leg may feel shakey so we recommend to use walking poles to feel more safe. Normally, maximum altitude of the trek is 3210m, so you should be more careful about your health and altitude related risk. To get rid of it please walk slowly and have more water and other drinks.
Safe drinking water on Slow and Easy Trekking in Annapurna
Basically, we can get mineral water bottles in lower places but as we go higher cannot find it. In that case we suggest you to drink boiled water which may charge small fee, found in tea houses and better to bring chlorine tablets to purify water. Due to no provision of plastic bottles better to use boiled rather than mineral water, helpful for protection of environment.
Recharging Batteries of Electronic Items On the Trek
Hydro electricicty or solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like camera, batteries, ipod, iphone etc. Tea houses or lodges may charge small fee per hours for charging facilities. Better to buy adoptors before the trip since plugs are limited. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.
Extra Advice for Slow and Easy Trekking in Annapurna
You may see some beautiful and sweet children and you may want to distribute ballons, chocolates, money and pens as many trekkers has feit same. But better not to do so because it encourages them to beg and ask to every trekkers.
In the trekking, keep your valuables safe. Do not left any thing anywhere. Ensure that you lock your door when you leave your room and do not hang anythings outside at night.
Use a dustbins and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry garbages in the way where dustbin facilities is not available and conserve the environment.
Spending Money per Day
It mainly depends upon spending habits, normally you should allocate US$ 9-12 per meal in Kathmandu and Pokhara. On trekking, US$ 10-15 a day is good enough to buy drinks and chocolates.
Travel Insurance for Slow and Easy Trekking in Annapurna
You should be sufficiently protected and need to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer the appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.
Washing and Toilet facilities for Slow and Easy Trekking in Annapurna:
All the guest houses offers hot showers, which can be in bathroom or can be a bucket of hot water. Please note that at high altitude there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. Limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated or firewood for the ecological reason. Every lodge have some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. If the water frozed then ask your guide to get warm bowl of water.
Toilet are mainly Asian squat style. Basically toilet are outside your room and vary in how clean they are. You should not through toilet paper in the toilet hole rather you should use rubbish bin tht is kept inside the toilet.
On this trekking route local people have built tea houses lodge with food and beverage facilities. A simple room usually have two narrow beds. While staying in the tea houses you will see the charming local people with their good hospitality services.
How Can I Plan and Confirm My Trip?
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