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A fantastic 9 day trek in the scenic Annapurna region of Nepal, the spiritual home of trekking. Fully supported by professional porters, guides and tour leaders, you will trek during the day and enjoy ...

A fantastic 9 day trek in the scenic Annapurna region of Nepal, the spiritual home of trekking. Fully supported by professional porters, guides and tour leaders, you will trek during the day and enjoy the warm hospitality and comfort of a proper bed in a local tea house at night.

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  • Annapurna Trek December 2009 Bec Whiffin
  • Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Moonlight Hotel - Kathmandu
    • Located in Thamel, the tourist area of Kathmandu
    • Near restaurants, internet, shopping, telephones, money changers etc
    • The rooms have hot water (solar heated), cable television and are of a 3 star standard
      • Nepal is suffering from up to 19 hours per day of load shedding at the moment which means there is no electricity. Emergency lighting is on at the hotel but it means there is television etc.
    • Other facilities the hotel offers are:
      • Laundry
      • Bar and restaurant
      • Money changing
      • Landings on each floor with couches
      • Roof top sitting area
      • Taxi service to the airport
    Additional Tours / Activities in Kathmandu
    • Durbar Square
    • Monkey Temple
    • Boudhanth Stupa
    • Baktapur – World Heritage Site - US$10 or NRP750 to enter
    • Pashupatinath – temples and cremation site for Hindus
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu – stupa on the way to Durbar Square
  • Kathmandu – Durbar Square
  • Kathmandu – Durbar Square
  • Kathmandu – Durbar Square
  • Pokhara – our hotel is called Baba Lodge
  • Annapurna Trek 9 days of trekking – distance 130km Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu Day 2 Travel by bus 7 hours to Pokhara dep. 6.30am for 7am bus Day 3 Fly 30 mins to Jomson (2720m) Can be delayed due to fog in the valley where Pokhara lies. Must land in Jomson before midday. Day one of the Trek 10km Jomson to Kagbeni (2810m) Day 4 Day two of the trek 10km Kagbeni to Muktinath (3860m). Anyone with the energy can visit the Tibetan monastery and Hindu temple here. Day 5 Day three of the trek 24km Muktinath back past Jomson to Marpha (2650m) Day 6 Day four of the trek 26km Marpha to Ghasa (1900m) Day 7 Day five of the trek 13 km Ghasa to Tatopani (1190m) There are hotsprings here where you can relax in the afternoon. Day 8 Day six of the trek 18km Tatopani to Ghorepani (2850m) THE HARDEST DAY Day 9 Day seven of the trek Poon Hill (3210m) for sunrise then 11km Ghorepani to Tadapani (2540m) Day 10 Day 8 of the trek 7km Tadapani to Ghandruk (Ghandrung) (1950m) Day 11 Day 9 of the trek 11km Ghandruk to Naya Pul (1000m) then 54km bus to Pokhara Day 12 Travel by bus for 7 – 8 hours to Kathmandu dep. 6.30am for 7am bus Day 13 Depart Kathmandu or independent post tour activities
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  • Flight Pokhara to Jomson – approx. 30 mins in the air.
  • The planes are 16 seaters so it’s a thrilling experience especially as you come into land in 30mins in the air.
  • Great views of the Annapurna ranges from the plane
  • Arrival in Jomson (2720m)
  • Day one of the trek - 10km Jomson (2720m) to Kagbeni (2810m)
  • Jomson to Kagbeni
  • Jomson to Kagbeni
  • Jomson to Kagbeni
  • Jomson to Kagbeni
  • Jomson to Kagbeni
  • Jomson to Kagbeni
  • Jomson to Kagbeni
  • Jomson to Kagbeni
  • Our lodging for the night in Kagbeni
  • The dinner table – warming fire underneath
  • Kagbeni – some of the services non offer if they are open and if they work!
  • Day two of the trek - 10km Kagbeni (2810m) to Muktinath (3860m)
  • Kagbeni to Muktinath
  • Kagbeni to Muktinath
  • Kagbeni to Muktinath
  • Kagbeni to Muktinath - a rest stop
  • Kagbeni to Muktinath
  • Kagbeni to Muktinath
  • Kagbeni to Muktinath
  • Kagbeni to Muktinath – one of the small settlements where you can stop for refreshments and toilets.
  • Kagbeni to Muktinath
  • Kagbeni to Muktinath – as we got higher it got colder!
  • Kagbeni to Muktinath
  • Kagbeni to Muktinath
  • Kagbeni to Muktinath– some of where we had come from.
  • Kagbeni to Muktinath
  • Kagbeni to Muktinath
  • Our lodging in Muktinath (3860m)
  • Hindu Temple and Tibetan monastery can visited in Muktinath if you still have the energy
  • Energy efficiency is big in Nepal – this hotel had gas water heating but there was no water as it was frozen!
  • Safe Drinking Water Stations were available in some of the towns – NP30-45 per litre.
  • Day three of the trek - 24km Muktinath (3860m) to Marpha (2650m)
  • Muktinath to Marpha
  • Muktinath to Marpha – our porters carrying our main luggage (max 12kg). One porter per 2 trekkers.
  • Muktinath to Marpha
  • Muktinath to Marpha (A slightly different path on the way back to Jomson)
  • Muktinath to Marpha
  • Muktinath to Marpha
  • Muktinath to Marpha (Back at the outskirts of Jomson)
  • Muktinath to Marpha – the easier option
  • Muktinath to Marpha – entrance to Marpha a Buddhist pilgrimage settlement
  • Muktinath to Marpha – the town and our lodging for the night
  • Our lodging in Marpha – solar powered hot water
  • Dining area
  • Day four of the trek – 26km Marpha (2650m) to Ghasa (1900m) – the local bus.
  • Marpha to Ghasa
  • Marpha to Ghasa
  • Marpha to Ghasa
  • Marpha to Ghasa – a school at one of the villages we past
  • Marpha to Ghasa
  • Marpha to Ghasa
  • Marpha to Ghasa
  • Marpha to Ghasa
  • Marpha to Ghasa
  • Marpha to Ghasa
  • Marpha to Ghasa
  • Marpha to Ghasa
  • Marpha to Ghasa
  • Marpha to Ghasa
  • Marpha to Ghasa
  • Marpha to Ghasa
  • Marpha to Ghasa
  • Day five of the trek – 13km Ghasa (1900m) to Tatopani (1190m)
  • Ghasa to Tatopani
  • Ghasa to Tatopani
  • Ghasa to Tatopani
  • Ghasa to Tatopani
  • Ghasa to Tatopani
  • Ghasa to Tatopani
  • Ghasa to Tatopani
  • Ghasa to Tatopani
  • Ghasa to Tatopani
  • Ghasa to Tatopani
  • Ghasa to Tatopani
  • Ghasa to Tatopani
  • Ghasa to Tatopani
  • Ghasa to Tatopani
  • Ghasa to Tatopani
  • Day six of the trek – 18km Tatopani (1190m) to Ghorepani (2850m) - THE HARDEST DAY!
  • Tatopani to Ghorepani
  • Tatopani to Ghorepani
  • Tatopani to Ghorepani
  • Tatopani to Ghorepani
  • Tatopani to Ghorepani
  • Tatopani to Ghorepani
  • Tatopani to Ghorepani
  • Tatopani to Ghorepani
  • Tatopani to Ghorepani
  • Tatopani to Ghorepani
  • Tatopani to Ghorepani – coming into Sikha (1980m) for a rest stop
  • Tatopani to Ghorepani
  • Tatopani to Ghorepani
  • Tatopani to Ghorepani
  • Tatopani to Ghorepani
  • Tatopani to Ghorepani – Basic medical facilities are available in some of the villages
  • Tatopani to Ghorepani – our lunch stop in Chitre (2350m)
  • Tatopani to Ghorepani
  • Tatopani to Ghorepani
  • Tatopani to Ghorepani
  • Tatopani to Ghorepani
  • Tatopani to Ghorepani – our lodging in Ghorepani
  • Day seven of the trek – Poon Hill (3210m) for sunrise then 11km Ghorepani (2850m) to Tadapani (2540m)
  • Sunrise at Poon Hill
  • Sunrise at Poon Hill
  • Sunrise at Poon Hill
  • Sunrise at Poon Hill
  • Sunrise at Poon Hill
  • Sunrise at Poon Hill
  • Sunrise at Poon Hill
  • Sunrise at Poon Hill
  • Sunrise at Poon Hill
  • Ghorepani to Tadapani
  • Ghorepani to Tadapani
  • Ghorepani to Tadapani
  • Ghorepani to Tadapani
  • Ghorepani to Tadapani
  • Ghorepani to Tadapani
  • Ghorepani to Tadapani
  • Day eight of the trek – 7km Tadapani (2540m) to Ghandruk (1950m)
  • Tadapani to Ghandruk
  • Tadapani to Ghandruk
  • Tadapani to Ghandruk
  • Tadapani to Ghandruk
  • Day nine of the trek – 11km Ghandruk (1940m) to Naya Pul (1000m) then private van 54km to Pokhara
  • Back in Pokhara on the last day of the trek