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Annapurna Trek December 2009 Bec Whiffin
Arrival in Kathmandu
Moonlight Hotel - Kathmandu <ul><li>Located in Thamel, the tourist area of Kathmandu </li></ul><ul><li>Near restaurants, i...
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. 6.3...
 
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
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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 the warm hospitality and comfort of a proper bed in a local tea house at night.

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  1. 1. Annapurna Trek December 2009 Bec Whiffin
  2. 2. Arrival in Kathmandu
  3. 3. Moonlight Hotel - Kathmandu <ul><li>Located in Thamel, the tourist area of Kathmandu </li></ul><ul><li>Near restaurants, internet, shopping, telephones, money changers etc </li></ul><ul><li>The rooms have hot water (solar heated), cable television and are of a 3 star standard </li></ul><ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other facilities the hotel offers are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Laundry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bar and restaurant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Money changing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Landings on each floor with couches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Roof top sitting area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Taxi service to the airport </li></ul></ul>Additional Tours / Activities in Kathmandu <ul><li>Durbar Square </li></ul><ul><li>Monkey Temple </li></ul><ul><li>Boudhanth Stupa </li></ul><ul><li>Baktapur – World Heritage Site - US$10 or NRP750 to enter </li></ul><ul><li>Pashupatinath – temples and cremation site for Hindus </li></ul>
  4. 4. Kathmandu
  5. 5. Kathmandu – stupa on the way to Durbar Square
  6. 6. Kathmandu – Durbar Square
  7. 7. Kathmandu – Durbar Square
  8. 8. Kathmandu – Durbar Square
  9. 9. Pokhara – our hotel is called Baba Lodge
  10. 10. 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
  11. 12. Flight Pokhara to Jomson – approx. 30 mins in the air.
  12. 13. The planes are 16 seaters so it’s a thrilling experience especially as you come into land in 30mins in the air.
  13. 14. Great views of the Annapurna ranges from the plane
  14. 15. Arrival in Jomson (2720m)
  15. 16. Day one of the trek - 10km Jomson (2720m) to Kagbeni (2810m)
  16. 17. Jomson to Kagbeni
  17. 18. Jomson to Kagbeni
  18. 19. Jomson to Kagbeni
  19. 20. Jomson to Kagbeni
  20. 21. Jomson to Kagbeni
  21. 22. Jomson to Kagbeni
  22. 23. Jomson to Kagbeni
  23. 24. Jomson to Kagbeni
  24. 25. Our lodging for the night in Kagbeni
  25. 26. The dinner table – warming fire underneath
  26. 27. Kagbeni – some of the services non offer if they are open and if they work!
  27. 28. Day two of the trek - 10km Kagbeni (2810m) to Muktinath (3860m)
  28. 29. Kagbeni to Muktinath
  29. 30. Kagbeni to Muktinath
  30. 31. Kagbeni to Muktinath
  31. 32. Kagbeni to Muktinath - a rest stop
  32. 33. Kagbeni to Muktinath
  33. 34. Kagbeni to Muktinath
  34. 35. Kagbeni to Muktinath
  35. 36. Kagbeni to Muktinath – one of the small settlements where you can stop for refreshments and toilets.
  36. 37. Kagbeni to Muktinath
  37. 38. Kagbeni to Muktinath – as we got higher it got colder!
  38. 39. Kagbeni to Muktinath
  39. 40. Kagbeni to Muktinath
  40. 41. Kagbeni to Muktinath– some of where we had come from.
  41. 42. Kagbeni to Muktinath
  42. 43. Kagbeni to Muktinath
  43. 44. Our lodging in Muktinath (3860m)
  44. 45. Hindu Temple and Tibetan monastery can visited in Muktinath if you still have the energy
  45. 46. Energy efficiency is big in Nepal – this hotel had gas water heating but there was no water as it was frozen!
  46. 47. Safe Drinking Water Stations were available in some of the towns – NP30-45 per litre.
  47. 48. Day three of the trek - 24km Muktinath (3860m) to Marpha (2650m)
  48. 49. Muktinath to Marpha
  49. 50. Muktinath to Marpha – our porters carrying our main luggage (max 12kg). One porter per 2 trekkers.
  50. 51. Muktinath to Marpha
  51. 52. Muktinath to Marpha (A slightly different path on the way back to Jomson)
  52. 53. Muktinath to Marpha
  53. 54. Muktinath to Marpha
  54. 55. Muktinath to Marpha (Back at the outskirts of Jomson)
  55. 56. Muktinath to Marpha – the easier option
  56. 57. Muktinath to Marpha – entrance to Marpha a Buddhist pilgrimage settlement
  57. 58. Muktinath to Marpha – the town and our lodging for the night
  58. 59. Our lodging in Marpha – solar powered hot water
  59. 60. Dining area
  60. 61. Day four of the trek – 26km Marpha (2650m) to Ghasa (1900m) – the local bus.
  61. 62. Marpha to Ghasa
  62. 63. Marpha to Ghasa
  63. 64. Marpha to Ghasa
  64. 65. Marpha to Ghasa – a school at one of the villages we past
  65. 66. Marpha to Ghasa
  66. 67. Marpha to Ghasa
  67. 68. Marpha to Ghasa
  68. 69. Marpha to Ghasa
  69. 70. Marpha to Ghasa
  70. 71. Marpha to Ghasa
  71. 72. Marpha to Ghasa
  72. 73. Marpha to Ghasa
  73. 74. Marpha to Ghasa
  74. 75. Marpha to Ghasa
  75. 76. Marpha to Ghasa
  76. 77. Marpha to Ghasa
  77. 78. Marpha to Ghasa
  78. 79. Day five of the trek – 13km Ghasa (1900m) to Tatopani (1190m)
  79. 80. Ghasa to Tatopani
  80. 81. Ghasa to Tatopani
  81. 82. Ghasa to Tatopani
  82. 83. Ghasa to Tatopani
  83. 84. Ghasa to Tatopani
  84. 85. Ghasa to Tatopani
  85. 86. Ghasa to Tatopani
  86. 87. Ghasa to Tatopani
  87. 88. Ghasa to Tatopani
  88. 89. Ghasa to Tatopani
  89. 90. Ghasa to Tatopani
  90. 91. Ghasa to Tatopani
  91. 92. Ghasa to Tatopani
  92. 93. Ghasa to Tatopani
  93. 94. Ghasa to Tatopani
  94. 95. Day six of the trek – 18km Tatopani (1190m) to Ghorepani (2850m) - THE HARDEST DAY!
  95. 96. Tatopani to Ghorepani
  96. 97. Tatopani to Ghorepani
  97. 98. Tatopani to Ghorepani
  98. 99. Tatopani to Ghorepani
  99. 100. Tatopani to Ghorepani
  100. 101. Tatopani to Ghorepani
  101. 102. Tatopani to Ghorepani
  102. 103. Tatopani to Ghorepani
  103. 104. Tatopani to Ghorepani
  104. 105. Tatopani to Ghorepani
  105. 106. Tatopani to Ghorepani – coming into Sikha (1980m) for a rest stop
  106. 107. Tatopani to Ghorepani
  107. 108. Tatopani to Ghorepani
  108. 109. Tatopani to Ghorepani
  109. 110. Tatopani to Ghorepani
  110. 111. Tatopani to Ghorepani – Basic medical facilities are available in some of the villages
  111. 112. Tatopani to Ghorepani – our lunch stop in Chitre (2350m)
  112. 113. Tatopani to Ghorepani
  113. 114. Tatopani to Ghorepani
  114. 115. Tatopani to Ghorepani
  115. 116. Tatopani to Ghorepani
  116. 117. Tatopani to Ghorepani – our lodging in Ghorepani
  117. 118. Day seven of the trek – Poon Hill (3210m) for sunrise then 11km Ghorepani (2850m) to Tadapani (2540m)
  118. 119. Sunrise at Poon Hill
  119. 120. Sunrise at Poon Hill
  120. 121. Sunrise at Poon Hill
  121. 122. Sunrise at Poon Hill
  122. 123. Sunrise at Poon Hill
  123. 124. Sunrise at Poon Hill
  124. 125. Sunrise at Poon Hill
  125. 126. Sunrise at Poon Hill
  126. 127. Sunrise at Poon Hill
  127. 128. Ghorepani to Tadapani
  128. 129. Ghorepani to Tadapani
  129. 130. Ghorepani to Tadapani
  130. 131. Ghorepani to Tadapani
  131. 132. Ghorepani to Tadapani
  132. 133. Ghorepani to Tadapani
  133. 134. Ghorepani to Tadapani
  134. 135. Day eight of the trek – 7km Tadapani (2540m) to Ghandruk (1950m)
  135. 136. Tadapani to Ghandruk
  136. 137. Tadapani to Ghandruk
  137. 138. Tadapani to Ghandruk
  138. 139. Tadapani to Ghandruk
  139. 140. Day nine of the trek – 11km Ghandruk (1940m) to Naya Pul (1000m) then private van 54km to Pokhara
  140. 141. Back in Pokhara on the last day of the trek
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