Turkode : TNQ
Reisen er levert av
Exodus Adventure Travels
Destinasjoner : Nepal
Reisen begynner : Kathmandu
Reisen slutter : Kathmandu
Gruppestørrelse : 4 - 16
Aldre : 16+
Aktivitet :
22 dager fra
NOK 33 805

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Tackle this essential Nepal trek, enjoying an unmatched variety of scenery and staying in teahouses

The Annapurna Circuit – rightly known as Nepal’s classic trek – offers more variety than any other equivalent-length hike, taking us through virtually every type of scenery in Nepal. There are superb views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri and an amazing combination of landscapes, ranging from sub-tropical and alpine peaks to an arid semi-desert akin to Tibet. The climax of the trek is crossing the iconic Thorong La pass (17,796ft/5,416m). Based in teahouses throughout, we also get to spend time in villages inhabited by many of Nepal’s different peoples, both Buddhist and Hindu. Aldo Kane Collection: A hand-selected range of adventures by our Brand Ambassador: “An absolute must for anyone who loves trekking in high mountain plateaus. You could say, this sort of adventure is a full reset for the mind and body. Passing ancient monasteries, bamboo forests and hushed valleys boasting spectacular views of the Annapurnas and Gangapurna, you’ll also have time to soak in everyday life in remote Buddhist and Hindu mountain villages along the way.”

Høydepunkter
  • Take the improved route using New Annapurna Trekking Trails (NATT)
  • Cross the formidable Thorong La pass
  • Enjoy the chance to see sunrise from Poon Hill
  • Experience dramatically changing scenery
  • Spend time in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Viktig informasjon
  • Four nights in standard hotels and 17 nights in teahouses
  • 18 days of point-to-point walking with full porterage
  • Group normally 4 to 16, plus tour leader and local staff. Minimum age: 16
  • Altitude maximum: 17,769ft (5,416m); average: 9,186ft (2,800m)
  • Travel by private bus and one internal flight
  • Snow and ice may be encountered
  • 19 November 2023 departure led by Valerie Parkinson, Wanderlust World Guide Awards Winner 2021
  • Part of the Aldo Kane collection
Inkludert
  • All breakfasts
  • Morning bed-tea on trek
  • Welcome drink at each overnight lodge
  • Four nights in standard hotels and 17 nights teahouses
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Internal flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Tour leader throughout, plus local staff (staff to client ratio of 1:4 on trek)
  • Free arrival and departure transfers for everyone
  • Full porterage throughout trek
  • Exodus kitbag
  • Trekking map (provided locally)
  • Trekking permit and national park fees
Ikke inkludert
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request from £90, Kathmandu and Pokhara only)
  • Visas and vaccinations
  • Sleeping bag (hire in advance from £84)
  • Down jacket (hire in advance from £63)
  • *Hire package incl. down jacket and sleeping bag from £105

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Viktig Informasjon

The trip destination
  • Four nights in standard hotels and 17 nights in teahouses
  • 18 days of point-to-point walking with full porterage
  • Group normally 4 to 16, plus tour leader and local staff. Minimum age: 16
  • Altitude maximum: 17,769ft (5,416m); average: 9,186ft (2,800m)
  • Travel by private bus and one internal flight
  • Snow and ice may be encountered
  • 19 November 2023 departure led by Valerie Parkinson, Wanderlust World Guide Awards Winner 2021
  • Part of the Aldo Kane collection
Food
Breakfast is included throughout the trip. In the teahouses, breakfasts comprise of a choice of bread (a slice of toast, chapatti or Tibetan bread), a choice of egg (boiled, fried or omelette), and a choice between either muesli or porridge each day. Hot tea/coffee is also served. On specific days, there is not a choice for breakfast – either a trekkers breakfast (egg, hash brown, baked beans and toast) or a pancake with jam/honey is served. These options are not available in all teahouses, so we have only included them in locations where they can be guaranteed. You may also be able to supplement your included breakfast with additional items on the teahouse menu should you wish, additional items not included in the set menu should be ordered and paid for separately. Please note, some more remote teahouses/lodges are unable to provide an extensive menu due to irregular delivery schedules and during periods of bad weather or a high volume of trekkers, there may be a more limited menu choice. Lunch is at a teahouse en route – sometimes one of your guides will go ahead with the group’s order to make it more expedient. Dinner will be in the same teahouse that you sleep at (this is custom in Nepal as teahouses base their room rate on it). The menus in the lodges are almost identical to one another but offer a varied choice, ranging from traditional Nepalese dhal bhat to pizza and apple pie. Dhal bhat is the staple diet in Nepal and comes in many different forms but generally comprises curried lentils and meat or vegetables, rice, and a pickle/chutney. Another popular snack is momos, a type of Nepalese dumpling, fried or steamed and filled with meat or vegetables. Although meat is available in the teahouses, we advise against eating it on trek. The meat has often been carried in the heat from lower altitudes for several days before reaching the lodges and can cause stomach upsets or illness. Germs can also be spread by handling dirty money – we recommend using hand sanitiser. If you have a gluten-free diet, we strongly recommend you bring extra food and snacks with you to supplement the food on trek as there will be little variety available to you, particularly for breakfast. Even many of the soups are from powder/packets and contain gluten. If you buy imported food and drink on trek you will spend more than the suggested amount. Drinking water Staying hydrated is important when undertaking any physical activity but particularly so at altitude where it is generally recommended to drink at least 100floz to 135floz (three litres to four litres) per person per day. However, we strongly encourage you not to buy bottled water on trek as this contributes to the growing problem of plastic pollution in the trekking areas of Nepal. A few villages along the Annapurna Sanctuary route have safe drinking water stations selling UV-treated water for about 50 rupees (US$0.40) per litre but these are not always open. The teahouses also sell boiled water for approximately 150-300 rupees (US$1.15-US$2.30) per litre (the price increases the higher you trek) which should not require treating. This is also perfect for a bedtime refill as it can double up as a hot-water bottle. Alternatively, all teahouses provide free cold water. Although this should not be drunk untreated, we recommend you bring a reusable bottle (or two) and use an effective form of water treatment. There are a wide range of products available that are more effective than traditional purification tablets – we recommend talking to an outdoor retailer for the latest advice as technologies are improving all the time. Make sure to check the product’s performance in cold/freezing conditions and consider battery life (lithium batteries are best in cold conditions). Exodus has partnered with Water-to-Go, a filtration system that eliminates more than 99.99 percent of all microbiological contaminants from any non-saltwater source – visit Water-to-Go for more information. Exodus customers can claim 15 percent off their first order and, better still, 15 percent of the purchase value will be donated to the Exodus Travels Foundation. Please note, if the water freezes it will clog up the filter. In this event, defrost before use by sitting the filter in lukewarm water for 10-15 minutes.
Weather

The main trekking season in Nepal is from October to mid-May when daytime temperatures at most altitudes are generally comfortable for walking, the sky is clear much of the time, and rain and snow are occasional occurrences. Daytime temperatures will vary from 15C to 30C (59F to 86F) in the Kathmandu Valley to around 10C (50F) at 11,800ft (3,600m) and progressively lower the higher we go. Different seasons offer different advantages for trekking.

The crossing of the Thorong La can be cold at any time of year. Sometimes the pass is clear of snow and there is no wind while at other times it is covered in snow (or ice) and is extremely windy and cold. We cannot predict the weather, so you must have adequate clothing and equipment for very cold temperatures. We cannot guarantee you will need them but we suggest you take YakTrax or microspikes (the ones with spikes, not coils) in case of snow or ice as it is best to be prepared.

Snow can be expected on any departure, usually at the higher altitudes above Manang.

Post monsoon/autumn (Mid-September to November): This is the main trekking season in Nepal. Day temperatures in Kathmandu are typically above 20C (68F). Skies are usually clear and days on trek are sunny and mild with clear mountain views. Nights will be colder with temperatures dropping as low as -5C (23F) at higher altitudes.

Winter (December to end of February): An ideal time to trek in Nepal, despite the colder conditions. Skies are usually very clear, especially in December, and the mountain views are at their best. Nights will be very cold with temperatures down to -10C (14F) or lower at the highest altitudes but days are pleasant and sunny. The trails are also much less busy at this time of year. In Kathmandu, maximum daytime temperatures are 19C (66F).

Pre-monsoon/spring (March to May): Both day and night temperatures are warmer in general but haze often builds in the afternoons. It is very hot in the lowlands and temperatures rise to 35C (95F) in Kathmandu. Flowers bloom in this season and this is one of the reasons people chose to trek in spring. A buff is highly recommended as protection against the dusty winds that can occur on certain sections of the trip.

Is this trip for you?

This trip is rated Activity Level 5 (Challenging), mainly due to the number of days walking and the maximum altitude reached.

It is a lodge-based trek with 18 days of walking and full porterage throughout – you need only carry a backpack. Please read a description of our Activity Levels on our website.

The maximum altitude is 17,769ft (5,416m) and the average altitude is 9,186ft (2,800m); please refer to the Altitude Warning within the Trip Notes. Much of the walking is at moderate altitude with the exception of the Thorong La, a high pass with a steep approach.

The Annapurna Circuit is renowned for offering particularly varied scenery and we recommend it to those who want a thorough overview of the Nepalese Himalaya. It is suitable for those confident of their physical fitness, ideally with some previous trekking experience. If you do not exercise or hill walk regularly, you should do some training or physical preparation beforehand. You may find our Walking & Trekking Fitness Training Guide a useful reference.

Apart from the Thorong La, the walking is generally quite moderate and the first few days do not involve any long or steep ascents. On most days, we walk for between approximately five and seven hours. The Thorong La crossing takes around 12 hours. The walking is almost entirely on well-established trails. During the Thorong La crossing, we may encounter some snow or ice and it will be extremely cold. It is also likely to be below freezing on several nights.

Although we schedule this trek at times of the year when conditions should be favourable, there can be unseasonal snowfall, which very occasionally makes the Thorong La impassable. In this case, we can spend one day waiting. Then, if it is still not possible to cross the pass, we must retrace our steps to Besisahar.

The trail crosses numerous modern suspension bridges, all of which have mesh sides and none are especially high; however, anyone with a strong fear of heights or vertigo may find them difficult.

A dirt road is currently under construction along part of the main Annapurna Circuit route; however, our itinerary takes alternative trails (known as NATT – New Annapurna Trekking Trails) wherever available to avoid the road as much as possible. These are a combination of new trails and previously disused old trails that have recently been cleared. There are a series of small wooden bridges over the Kali Gandaki constructed every November after the monsoon. Treks in October and November use the suspension bridges and trips departing from late November to April use the wooden bridges to cross the river.

This trip includes one or more domestic flights – please refer to the Transport section of the Trip Notes for information about the flying safety in Nepal.

Walking hours stated within the itinerary are given as approximates only. Timings stated exclude lunch stops and vary depending on the group’s pace. Altitude gain given within the itinerary refers to the total ascent that day (ie all the uphill sections added together). Unfortunately, we do not have this data for the altitude loss at present.

To help you better prepare for your Nepal trip, please also see our Nepal Destination Guide.

Why trek with Exodus?

More than 30 years’ experience organising treks in Nepal

‘Ask an expert’ – talk to Exodus office staff who have done the treks themselves

Experienced English-speaking local leaders who are qualified in first aid and trained in recognising and dealing with altitude sickness

One of the highest staff-to-client ratios on trek: one staff for every four clients

All staff (leaders, guides and porters) are fully insured and paid a fair wage

Carefully planned ascent rates and itineraries with built-in acclimatisation and contingency days

Staff carry oxygen and a first-aid kit

Self-assessment acute mountain sickness (AMS) cards used to monitor every client at high altitude

Nepal flight safety

Many of our treks in Nepal use domestic flights to reach the trekking areas. The mountainous Nepalese terrain is subject to changeable weather, which makes flying conditions complex and challenging, and unfortunately there are significantly more incidents here than in other countries, including fatalities. The EU highlighted the poor safety record in Nepal in 2013 by including all Nepalese-registered airlines on the EU banned list, which prevents them from flying in EU airspace. While no Nepalese-registered airlines currently fly within the EU, the EU instigated this ban to highlight the risk of flying in Nepal to EU citizens. These airlines are unlikely to be members of any internationally recognised safety audit systems and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of Nepal does not operate to the same standards as those of Western nations.

Flying within Nepal is therefore a known risk, and we strongly encourage you to consider this carefully before booking. We suggest you refer to the following sources:

The current travel advice for Nepal issued by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

The Air Safety Network entry for Nepal

In response to concerns over this safety record, Exodus arranges for independent air-safety auditors to visit Nepal annually to assess the suitability of the available carriers. We then restrict our use to only those approved as part of this audit. In emergency situations, we will need to use helicopters, so we also have a list of approved helicopter carriers. Should concerns arise regarding the safety of an airline on our approved list, we will remove the carrier from the list immediately, and it would only be reinstated once our air-safety auditors are confident the airline meets acceptable safety standards.

We appreciate that you may have concerns about flying within Nepal, so we ask that you please consider all the information above when deciding to book this trip.

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