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Himalayan Trekking
Annapurna Sanctuary
Trek Island Peak 5.-25.October 2008
Climbing
Cost NOK 20.000 or £ 1.800


           26 September – 11 October 2011
Dates:several climbing expeditions to Nepal and developed a deep love for the country
I have led
Cost NOK 16.000
 and its people. My close friend Purna Sherpa is a Sherpa, mountain guide, who runs his own
 trekking company. Purna arranges all the in country aspects of my Himalayan trek. The trek
Nepal is a small and mystical Himalayan country, situated between Asia' s two giant coun-
 is aimed at hillwalkers of average fitness who would like to experience altitude, the himalyas
tries: India and China. It is a magnificent country of extremes with the high snow capped
 and a view of Mount Everest.
mountains in the north and lush, dense jungle in the south.

 Nepal is a small and mystical Himalayan country situated between Asia s two giant coun-
Nepal contains the world’s eight highest mountains, incredible rivers, wonderful flora and
 tries: India and China. It is a magnificent country of extremes with the high snow capped
fauna, every other building is a temple, and a rich culture that is perhaps best displayed in
 mountains in the north and lush, dense jungle in the south.
the faces of the people who smile constantly.
 Nepal contains the world’s eight highest mountains, incredible rivers, wonderful flora and
 fauna, every other building is a temple and a rich culture that is perhaps best displayed in
Ewen Martin is a mountain guide, international ski teacher and kayak coach. He has led
 the faces of the people who smile constantly.
several climbing expeditions to the Himalayas, the Alps and South America:
 Leading the trip is Ewen Martin, a mountain guide, international ski teacher and kayak coach.
 He has led several climbing expeditions to the Himalayas, the Alps and South America:
“My aim is to guide, and offer adventure, in an environment that allows us to enjoy nature
 “My aim is to guide, and offer adventure, in an environment that allows us to enjoy nature
and the people in it. The Annapurna sanctuary trek in 2011 will be the ninth trip I have
 and the people in it”.
organised and led in Nepal. During my visits to Nepal I got to know one of our guides very
 “During my visits to Nepal I got to know one of our Sherpa‘s very well, his name is Purna,
well. Endra is an Everest sumitteer, incredible kayker and raft guide. He runs the trekking
 and we enjoyed climbing and working together. He came to visit me in Wales where we
company Himalayan Ecstasy and it is through this association that I am now able to offer
 climbed together and continued to develop our friendship. Purna Sherpa founded his own
this unique trip with Adventure Norway to visit the Annapurna region of Nepal with the
 trekking company in 2001 and it is through this association that I am now able to offer this
wonderful combination of Western security and guidance, and eastern culture and spirit”.
 unique trip with Adventure Norway to visit the Everest region of Nepal with the wonderful
 combination of Western security and guidance, and eastern culture and spirit”




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    ANNAPURNA SANCTUARY TREK
    The Annapurna Sanctuary is the name given to a tremendous glacial basin which lies to
     Is this the trip for you?
    the north of Pokhara. The classic trek up the Modi Khola Valley and into the heart of this
     –    If your fitness is of a level that allows you to mountain walk below for awesome
    vast natural amphitheatre culminates at Annapurna Base Camp, slowly the up to 6 hours a
           face of Annapurna days.
    southday on consecutive (8091m). Rising some 10,000 feet above the glacier this is one
             you are self sufficient in a winter environment.
     – theIfworld’s most famous mountaineering challenges, and one of the most spectacular
    of
     –    If you have experience of using an ice axe and crampons.
    sights in the Himalaya.
     –    If you enjoy being part of a group and meeting new challenges.
     –    If you are in Pokhara where suitability please call me.
    Our trek beginsunsure about your we ascend through forests of oak. As we climb higher,
    we see Machhapuchhare (6991m), known as the Fishtail Peak because of its distinctive
    summit shape. As we trek deep into the gorge of the Modi Khola, the walls of the moun-
     About the trek
    tains rise so steeply above us that for a while all views are lost.
     This is now the fifth year of running treks in Nepal. Nigel Martin, who led the successful as-
     cent in 2007, emerge into the heart of the sanctuary and slowly the vastness of this
    Eventually wewill lead this trip with our good friend, and Everest summiteer, Endra Rai.
    unique amphitheatre reveals itself to us. Above us rears a tremendous wall of ice and rock
    On arrival eleven of Nepal’s major day to arrange our kit and this magnificent scene is
    containing in Kathmandu we have apeaks, and at the centre of make any purchases. Do not
    be concerned about South Face, climbed by Chris Bonington’s landmark 1970 of outdoor
    Annapurna’s massive items you may not have, as there is a fantastic selection expediti-
    clothing at excellent prices in Kathmandu.
    on.

     We have a 15kg weight rugged world of ice and On and descend we put all our Gho-
    Eventually we leave thislimit on the flight to Lukla.rockarrival in Luklato the fields of overnight
     things Above this bustling village is one items in our rucksack. One porter will then carry
    rapani. in the Holdall and carry our dailyof the finest viewpoints in Nepal, and our dawn
     two people’s holdalls to the next teahouse; this gives them a peaks of the Sanctuary
    ascent of Poon Hill provides a breathtaking panorama from thecarrying weight of just under
     20kgs.
    right across the Kali Gandaki Valley to Dhaulagiri.

    Walking time varies between 3 and 7 hours daily, but is interspersed with regular tea stops.
    ABOUT THE TREK biscuits and other snacks everyone has been very satisfied
    The teahouses sell soft drinks
    with the level of catering.
    On arrival in Kathmandu we have a day to arrange our kit and make any purchases. Do
    not be concerned about items you may not have, as there is a fantastic selection of out-
    We clothing at excellent prices in Kathmandu.
    doorare normally up around 7am, have breakfast and walking by 8.30am.
    You may require long trousers and fleece to start the day but by mid morning it is time for
    shorts and tee shirt.
    We have a 15kg weight limit on the flight to Pokhara. On arrival we put all our overnight
    things in the Holdall and carry our daily items in our rucksack. One porter will then carry
     The tea houses have a the next teahouse; warm up in the evening; weight variable in the
    two people’s holdalls to small oven that theythis gives them a carryingthey areof just under
     warmth
    20kgs. they offer, so we can be sat with hats on or in tee shirt!




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    Each morning we get up around 7am and pack our holdall which the porters then take.
    Spending the money
    We have breakfast and start trekking around 08.30. Lunch is at one of the teahouses on
    While all the major costs between 5 and 7 hours daily, but is tea breaks and drinks in the
    route. Walking time varies are covered, there will be costs for interspersed with regular tea
    stops. The teahouses sell soft drinks biscuits and other snacks, everyone has been very
    evening.
    satisfied with the level of catering.
    My recommendation is to allow the following:
    1. Drinks and long snacks and fleece to - $50
    You may require extra trousersduring the trekstart the day but by mid morning it is time for
    shorts and tee shirt. - $ 20
    2. Tips for porters
    3. Drinks in Kathmandu - $40
    The tea houses -have a small oven that they warm up in the evening, they are variable in
    4. Souvenirs $200
    the warmth they offer, so we can be sat with hats on or in tee shirt! We sleep in twin bed
    rooms.
    It has been my experience that everyone manages to shop for more than they had planned,
    but don’t worry, there are several banks and ATMs in Kathmandu.

    SPENDING MONEY 20.000 and includes the following:
    The price is £ 1,800 or NOK
    1. Full board hotel accommodation in Kathmandu. (Based on sharing a twin room)
    2. Teahouse accommodation with breakfast, be costs dinner.
    While all the major costs are covered, there will lunch andfor tea breaks and drinks in the
    evening.internal transport:
    3. All
            a. Airport transfers.
    My recommendation is to allow the following:
            b. Flights to Lukla.
             Drinks and extra snacks region with a - $50
    1. A guided tour in the Everestduring the trekNepalese guide and porters.
    4.
             Tips for porters - $ 40
    2. A guided climb of Island Peak
    5.
             Drinks following personal
    3. Hire of thein Kathmandu - $40equipment:
    6.
    4.       Souvenirs - boots
            a. Plastic $200
            b. Crampons
    It has been my experience that everyone manages to shop for more than they had plan-
            c.    Ice axe
              don’t worry,
    ned, butd. Helmet there are several banks and ATMs in Kathmandu.
            e. Harness

    INCLUDED not include:
    The price does
    1.   Travel and holiday insurance.
    1.
    2.       Full board from Kathmandu.
         Flights to and hotel accommodation in Kathmandu. (Based on sharing a twin room)
    2.       Teahouse accommodation with breakfast, lunch and dinner.
    3.       All internal transport
    4.       Entry to various sights as part of a guided tour.
    5.       A guided tour of the Annapurna sanctuary with a Nepalese guide and porters.
    6.       All meals while in Nepal.



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    If you have any questions or require further information about any aspect of the trek and
    climb please contact me any time. Also feel free to pass this on to anyone you know who
    may be interested.
    Attachments:
    1. Clothing and Equipment List
     Thank you.
    2. Medical
    3. Itinery 2008
     EWEN
    4. Travel
    5. Nutrition, hygiene and fitness
    6. Further information and reading
    7. Payment
     Miracle Cure for itchy Feet
    8. Gokyo Trek – Itinery 2008
     Do you feel restless and irritable?
     Do you suffer with itchy feet and
    If you have any questions or require further information about any aspect of the trek and
     An overwhelming sense any time.
    climb please contact me of apathy?Also feel free to pass this on to anyone you know who
     What you need is
    may be interested.a fix that will purify your blood
     Restore your vitality and give you
     Renewed strength and interest back in life.
    Thank You.
     You need to go to Nepal!
    EWEN

    WARNING:
    Contact me:     ewen@adventurenorway.net, Tel: 0047 opening yourself up to new
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                    opportunities. Englightenment is inevitable. Life will never be the
                    same again.
    Miracle Cure for itchy Feet
    Do you feel restless and irritable?
    Do you suffer with itchy feet and
    An overwhelming sense of apathy?
    What you need is a fix that will purify your blood
    Restore your vitality and give you
    Renewed strength and interest back in life.
    You need to go to Nepal!



    WARNING:        By coming on this holiday you are opening yourself up to new op-
                    portunities. Enlightenment is inevitable. Life will never be the same
                    again.




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    Clothing
    and Equipment List
    Attachments:
    1. Clothing and Equipment List
    2. Medical
    3. Itinery 2008
    General
    4. Travel Information
    It   Nutrition, a problem to arrive
    5. would not behygiene and fitness in Kathmandu without your baggage, as you could get
    yourself equipped for the trek in a morning, at a fraction of the cost in Europe.
    6. Further information and reading
    7. Payment
    My Gokyo Trek – go out buying
    8. advice is not to Itinery 2008 expensive equipment for the trek. The most important
    item is your footwear. I would recommend a good pair of walking shoes, or lightweight
    boots, that any questions or require further information about any aspect of is trek and
    If you haveyou are comfortable with and have used for a few months. The trek themainly on
    gravel tracks and many people use good training to pass
    climb please contact me any time. Also feel free shoes. this on to anyone you know who
    may be interested.
    We will have time in Kathmandu to make any purchases and we will have a full check of
    everyone’s
    Thank You. equipment before packing for the trek.

    EWEN
    Trekking Equipment list
    1.               shoes
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            me:
    2.      Sandals
    3.      Socks
    Miracle Cure for itchy Feet
    4.      Long underwear
    Do you feel restless and irritable?
    5.      Sun hat
    Do you suffer with itchy feet and
    6.      Warm hat
    An overwhelming sense of apathy?
    7.      Thick gloves and thin gloves
    What you need is a fix that will purify your blood
    8.      Sunglasses
    Restore your vitality and give you
    9.      Thin scarf
    Renewed strength and interest back in life.
    10.     Long trousers
    You need to go to Nepal!
    11.     Shorts
    12.     T shirts
    13.     Long sleeved shirt
    WARNING:        By coming on this holiday you are opening yourself up to new op-
    14.     Fleece
                    portunities. Enlightenment is inevitable. Life will never be the same
    15.     Lightweight waterproofs
                    again.
    16.     Sleeping bag (3 seasons)



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    17.    40 litre rucksack
    18.    Personal first aid
    19.    Toiletries and towel
    Attachments:
    20.    Books
    1. Clothing and Equipment List
    21.    Headtorch
    2. Medical
    22.    Camera
    3. Itinery 2008 and lip salve.
    23.    Suncream
    4. Travel
    5. Nutrition, hygiene and fitness
    6. Further information and reading
    Adventure
    7. Payment Norway will provide                    the following
    8. Gokyo Trek – Itinery 2008
    1.      A 50 litre holdall for the trek
    If you have any questions or require further information about any aspect of the trek and
    2.      Waterproof poncho
    climb please contact me any time. Also feel free to pass this on to anyone you know who
    3.      Annapurna region map
    may be interested.
    I shall have a substantial first aid pack with me, but feel free to have your personal first aid
    Thank You. should include some paracetamol and plasters for blisters.
    pack which
    It is worth bringing a couple of your old t-shirts with you as they are nice gifts for the porters
    EWENend of the trek.
    at the

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    Contact hut to hut walking in the alps in spring, hot days, cool nights, possible showers.


    Miracle Cure for itchy Feet
    Do you feel restless and irritable?
    Do you suffer with itchy feet and
    An overwhelming sense of apathy?
    What you need is a fix that will purify your blood
    Restore your vitality and give you
    Renewed strength and interest back in life.
    You need to go to Nepal!



    WARNING:         By coming on this holiday you are opening yourself up to new op-
                     portunities. Enlightenment is inevitable. Life will never be the same
                     again.




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    Medical, nutrition,
    Thu 23 Oct:     Final day of trekking. Six hour walk back to Lukla and a special dinner awai-
                    ting.

    hygiene and fitness
    Fri 24 Oct:    08.00hrs flight back to Kathmandu and we get a taxi back to the Shankar
                   hotel. In the afternoon its either beer and swimming pool or sightseeing
                   around Kathmandu. We will have a traditional Nepali dinner in the evening
    Prior to booking on this trek please visit your doctor for a full check up.
    Inform your doctor that you will be trekking in the Everest region to a height of
    Sat 25 Oct:    Departure.
    5,500m. He will then arrange the relevant vaccinations.


    Pre Trek
    For anyone wishing to extend their time in Kathmandu at the end of the trek, or at the begin-
    By walking regularly, particularly on hilly terrain with the use of ski sticks you will be pre-
    ning, it’s no problem. Just let me know and I can arrange accommodation.
    pared for the trek. You do not need to train hard and get out of breath, just slow steady
    walking will do.
    EWEN

    Get used to drinking more water, also when you are out walking. If you can drink 2 litres
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    extra daily you will notice an improvement in your overall health.
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    Two weeks before travelling to Nepal, start drinking cultur milk which helps strengthen the
    anti bodies in the stomach.




    Trek - Food and Drink
    We always aim to walk at a speed that doesn’t get you out of breath. We drink at least one
    litre of water daily with several cups of tea or water. The aim is to take in over 3 litres per
    day.

    Do not share bottles and wipe everything before putting it to your mouth.
    We drink either boiled water or bottled water.

    Breakfast is normally porridge, toast, eggs or maybe soup. Lunch is Soup and some type
    of potatoes or noodles. Dinner is also soup with a choice from the menu of momos, spring
    rolls, spaghetti, fried rice, noodles, and fried vegetables.




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    Generally we eat well. The teahouses we use have been chosen because of their food and
    hygiene among other things.
    Thu 23 Oct: Final day of trekking. Six hour walk back to Lukla and a special dinner awai-
                   ting.
    You will always have the chance at the end of the day to get warm water for a wash, and in
    some tea houses there are primitive showers. We can also get water to wash clothes.
    Fri 24 Oct:    08.00hrs flight back to Kathmandu and we get a taxi back to the Shankar
                   hotel. In the afternoon its either beer and swimming pool or sightseeing
                   around Kathmandu. We will have a traditional Nepali dinner in the evening

    Injuries
    Sat 25 Oct:      Departure.
    The paths we trek along are varied. At times they are rocky and uneven, other times gentle
    and at times steep. We will regularly meet other trekkers and porters and Yaks bearing lar-
    ge loads. The yaks are to be treated with respect and always pass them on the uphill side
    For anyone wishing to extend their time in Kathmandu at the end of the trek, or at the begin-
    as a small nudge from them could send you a long way down the mountain.
    ning, it’s no problem. Just let me know and I can arrange accommodation.
    Blisters – can be avoided if you have footwear that is well tried and tested before the trek,
    but if you do have problems we have blister kits in the first aid.
    EWEN

    Sun burn – is common. It helps if you have some colour before you arrive in Nepal, but the
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    suns rays are multiplied at the altitude we trek so we put cream on before we leave the tea
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    weight clothing is recommended and a wide brimmed sun hat. Strong lip salve or zinc lip
    protection is recommended.

    Diarrhoea – can best be avoided by good care of hygiene.



    Altitude sickness
    Our itinerary has been carefully planned and this is our greatest method of avoiding altitude
    sickness. I will talk in detail about altitude sickness when we meet so that we are all aware
    of the signs and symptoms.




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    Itinerary 2011
    Itinery 2008
    26 Sept       Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to the Shankar hotel.

    27 5 Oct
    SunSept      Arrival and transfer to Shankar hotel in Kathmandu.
                  Preparation for trek.

    28 Sept
    Mon 6 Oct     Fly to spend the
                 We will Pokhara. day in Thamel making final preparation for the trek.
                  Drive to Phedi 1180m. From here we start the trek with a short but step
    Tue 7 Oct     walk from Kathmandu 1680m. Here we Lukla first have of the specta-
                 We flyup to Dhampus at at around 7am toget ourthen viewsa gentle 3-hour
                  cular mountains (2,610m)
                 walk to Phakding around us.


    29 Sept
    Wed 8 Oct    A steep short walk of 45 minutes to visit a school then on to visit a small
                  Trek to Tolka – 1810m.
                  We trek through a descend to Tok tok to continue of Pothana, to Monjo
                 monastery. We thenrhododendron forestandthe villageup the valley and
                  eventually of the national settlement of 6 hours.
                 on the edgereach the small park (2,840m)Deurali at the top of the hill at
                  2150m. From here we get superb views of Annapurna South and Hiun-
    Thu 9 Oct     chuli. From here takes us steep descent Bridge and then steeply up to
                 A gentle walk thatwe make aover the Hilary on forested slopes into a side
                  canyon Bazaar at Khola, This is through the settlement of that Khar-
                 Namche of the Modi3440m. passing a beautiful market village Bherioffers a
                  ka. The trail then climbs gently and emerges at the main Modi Khola
                 last chance to stock up on essentials. We stayintothe traditional Thamserku
                  valley, hour trek.
                 lodge 4 and finally reaches Tolka.

    Fri 10 Oct
    30 Sept      This is an acclimatization -day and we shall spend a further night at Namche
                  Tolka to Chhromrong 2040m.
                  From Tolka the trail quickly reaches Everest view hotel, and get our
                 Bazaar. We shall take a walk to thethe flagstone streets of Landruk, afirst
                  sizeable Gurung village 6 1620m.
                 (distant) sight of Everest. at hours. From Landruk the trail descends and
                  crosses the river at Shiuli at 1340m before climbing steeply up to Jhinu
    Sat 11 Oct    Danda at Namche and have a steep climb up to the Mong La at 3,973m,
                 We depart 1750m. After a long steep climb we reach Taglung at 2180m, 4
                  where the we have lunch and enjoy the great scenery. We then descend
                 hours. Heretrek joins the Ghandruk to Chhomrong route. Shortly after this
                  we reach Drengka 3680m,40 mins, where we 2040m, where we
                 to Phortse the Gurung village of Chhomrong at spend the night. spend
                  the night. Chhromrong is a large village that is spread along a huge stone
    Sun 12 Oct    staircase, which drops to valley north, gradually climbing until we there
                 We follow the steep sidedthe Chhromrong Khola. From Chhromrong arrive
                  are tremendous views a short distance day but with 500m of
                 at Dole 4,200m. This isof Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre.ascent, 2
    .            hours.

    Mon 13 Oct   From Dole we continue our steady trek up the valley with the Dudh Koshi Ri-
                 ver roaring below us. A shorter ascent brings us up to Macchermo 4,450m,
                 3 hours.



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    01 Oct         Chhromrong to Bamboo Lodge – 2340m.
    Tue 14 Oct:    Leaving Chhomrong the trail spectacular scenery. Chhomrong Khola the
                  Today’s trek brings even moredescends to cross the We walk alongside on
                   a suspension bridge, pass 2 of high above the before arriving in Gokyo
                  ngozumba glacier andthen climbsthe gokjo lakes Modi Khola on its west
                   bank. The trail then ascends through the villages of Tilche and Sinuwa
                  4,800m, gentle 4 hours.
                   and finally reaches Kuldi at 2350m. From here the trail descends a long,
    Wed 15 Oct:    steep stone staircase into bamboo and rhododendron forests lunch there
                  A gentle morning enjoying the scenery and acclimatising. Afterand eventu-
                   ally hour walk across settlement of Bamboo Lodge at
                  is a 2we reach the smallthe glacier to Dragnag, 4.700m. 2340m, which is a
                   collection of small hotels - none of which are made of bamboo!
    Thu 16 Oct:   A long and hard day. 6am start, then a 4 hour climb up to the Cho La pass
    02 Oct         Bamboo Lodge to Himalayan Hotel 2900m.
                  5,368m. We then descend to Dzonglha- 4,860m and some very basic over-
                   The trail continues along the trekking.
                  night accommodation, 8 hourswest bank of the Modi Khola valley through
                   dense bamboo forest, occasionally dropping to cross tributary streams,
    Fri 17 Oct:    but ascending continuously, and valley with settlement of Doban at
                  We now descend into the Khumbureaches thepossible sights of Mount Eve-
                   2630m take lunch in Dingboche 4,350m before continuing continues high
                  rest. We where there are several good lodges. The trail thenup the valley to
                   above the river to our resting
                  Chukhung, 4,750m, 7 hours. place for the night, the small settlement of
                   tea-houses known as Himalayan Hotel at 2900m.
    Sat 18 Oct:   We leave civilisation behind as we trek up to our tents at island Peak base
    03 Oct          Himalayan Hotel 5,150m.
                  camp at a height ofto Machhapuchhre Base Camp – 3720m.
                    From here it is an hour’s walk to Hinko Cave at 3160m, and a further half
    Sun 19 Oct:      everything has gone to where there are good – 3am breakfast then trek
                  Ifhour to Deorali at 3230mplan this is summit day hotels. Above Deorali the
                    valley widens for about 4 hours to the glacier.last we feel as if glacier and
                  and scramble and becomes less steep and at Trek along the we are
                    getting onto to ridge. Along can now amidst “gates” spectacular scene-
                  climb up closetheour goal. We the ridge, see the the mostto the Sanctuary.
                    The trail continues into the Sanctuary by noon, 6,189m. Descend back to
                  ry in the world, arriving at the summit to meet the Modi Khola and follows
                    the camp Bagar, a meadow at 3310m.From Bagar we continue to trek
                  baseriver toabout 4pm.
                    upwards and eventually reach the area known as Machhapuchhre Base
    Mon 20 Oct:     Camp at 3720m. either a second attempt, if necessary, or if we large
                  Today is built in asThis is a collection of tea-houses spread over a have ex-
                    area. From here the mountain viewsare fantastic and include Annapurna
                  perienced bad weather.
                    (8091m), Annapurna III (7555m), Gangapurna (7454m) and Machha-
    Tue 21 Oct:     puchhre (6997m).
                  A long day, but in descent, we return to Chukung then on to Dingboche for
                  lunch and finally down to Pangboche 4,252 for the night.

    Wed 22 Oct:   We climb up to the famous Tengboche monastery 3,867 which we will visit.
                  Then descend and cross the Dudh Kosi River before climbing again up to
                  Namche Bazaar. This time we will stay at the beautiful Zamling lodge (with
                  its indoor shower).




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    04 Oct            Machhapuchhre B.C. to Annapurna Base Camp – 4095m.
    Thu 23 Oct:       We day early and make the walk back to Annapurna Base Camp at
                    Final start of trekking. Six hour 2 hour trekto Lukla and a special dinner awai-
                      4095m. The trail continues upwards, on a good path, to the south of the
                    ting.
                      moraine. This is the highlight of the trip and affords us marvellous close
    Fri 24 Oct:       up views of the mountains that make up this incredible natural amphithe-
                    08.00hrs flight back to Kathmandu and we get a taxi back to the Shankar
                      atre. In arrival at ABC we get a beer and swimming pool or sightseeing
                    hotel. On the afternoon its either superb view of the near vertical south
                      face of Annapurna We will have a traditional Nepali dinner in the evening
                    around Kathmandu. that towers above the Sanctuary to the north-west and
                      which was climbed in 1970 by Don Whillans and Dougal Haston on an
    Sat 25 Oct:       expedition
                    Departure. led by Chris Bonington. We arrive at ABC mid-morning which
                      allows ample time to explore the surrounding area and take some stun-
                      ning photographs.
    For anyone wishing to extend their time in Kathmandu at the end of the trek, or at the begin-
    ning, it’s no problem. Just let me know and I can arrange accommodation.
    05 Oct             Annapurna Base Camp to Doban 2630m.
    EWEN               From the Sanctuary we initially retrace our steps, and descend to Deorali,
                       past the Himalayan Hotel, and eventually to Doban where we spend the
                       night.
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                    Tel: 0047 48151854
    06 Oct           Doban to Chhromrong.
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                     From Doban we continue back down the trail, past the Bamboo Lodge,
                     and eventually to Chhromrong where we spend the night. This is a short
                     day and allows us to spend some time relaxing in this fascinating village
                     which has some of the best mountain views in the world.

    07 Oct           Chhromrong to Ghandruk.
                     Today we stop retracing our steps and trek to the Gurung village of
                     Ghandruk. We initially walk west on the trail that leads to Ghorapani, but
                     then descend to the village of Khumnu. We cross the Khumnu Khola and
                     then ascend steeply to a collection of tea-houses at Uri at 2220m. From
                     here we can see Ghandruk ahead, and it is a gentle walk to this amazing
                     Gurung settlement at 1970m. Ghandruk is a maze of narrow alley ways
                     but is an ideal place to spend an afternoon wandering the streets enjoying
                     the local food or learning about the local handicrafts.




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    08 Oct            Ghandruk to Birethanti.
    Thu 23 Oct:       From Ghandruk it is a long descent to the settlement special Bazaar
                    Final day of trekking. Six hour walk back to Lukla and aof Shaulidinner awai-
                      at 1140m, but we are now down to the Modi Khola and from here it is
                    ting.
                      an easy and pleasant walk along the river bank to Birethanti at 1065m,
    Fri 24 Oct:       where we spend our final night on and we Birethanti is a to the Shankar
                    08.00hrs flight back to Kathmandu the trek. get a taxi backbeautiful village
                      situated in a fantastic its on the Modi Khola river. This is busy village
                    hotel. In the afternoonspot either beer and swimming poolaor sightseeing
                      with many trekkers starting and a traditional treks dinner in there are
                    around Kathmandu. We will havefinishing theirNepalihere, and the evening
                      many tea-houses and shops.
    Sat 25 Oct:      Departure.
    09 Oct             Birethanti to Naya Pul, drive back to Pokhara.
                       We walk the short distance to the road head at Naya Pul, where we are
                       picked up by our time in Kathmandu back end of the trek, or at the by
    For anyone wishing to extend theirtransport and drivenat the to Pokhara. The journey begin-
                       road takes approx. 2 and I can arrange accommodation.
    ning, it’s no problem. Just let me knowhours and we arrive back in Pokhara by early after-
                       noon, in time to refresh ourselves in the hotel before spending a night in
    EWEN               Pokhara.

    10 Oct
    Contact me:      Fly to ewen@adventurenorway.net
                    e-mail:Kathmandu, sightseeing and stay at the Shankar hotel.
                    Tel: 0047 48151854
    11 Oct           Depart Kathmandu in the
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    Travel
    Thu 23 Oct:     Final day of trekking. Six hour walk back to Lukla and a special dinner awai-
                    ting.

    The package inclusive from arrival in Kathmandu, where get will be collected from the
    Fri 24 Oct: is08.00hrs flight back to Kathmandu and we you a taxi back to the Shankar
                    hotel. In the afternoon its either area and swimming
    airport and taken to Hotel Shankar in the Thamel beer of Kathmandu. pool or sightseeing
                 around Kathmandu. We will have a traditional Nepali dinner in the evening
    Please send me your flight details when you have them so that I can arrange the pick up at
    the airport.
    Sat 25 Oct:  Departure.

    I would recommend you approach a good travel agent to see what options they offer and
    also take time on the extend to see what you find yourself.
    For anyone wishing to Internet their time in Kathmandu at the end of the trek, or at the begin-
    ning, it’s no problem. Just let me know and I can arrange accommodation.
    In the past I have used the following airlines and found them all satisfactory:
    EWEN
    1.      www.gulfair.com
    2.
    Contact www.lufthansa.com
            me: e-mail: ewen@adventurenorway.net
    3.      www.aeroflot.com
                   Tel: 0047 48151854
    4.      www.austrianair.com
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    5.      www.etihadairways.com – This has been our favourite the last 2 years.

    TRAVEL FROM NORWAY.
    I can arrange the flights from Norway if you wish. The cost in 2010 was NOK 10 200 Kristi-
    ansand – Kathmandu return.

    ARRIVAL.
    We will meet at 21.00hrs, 26 September in the Hotel Shankar. If you arrive earlier, it is no
    problem; I can arrange accommodation for $70.

    DEPARTURE.
    Sunday 10 October is our final day of sightseeing, we overnight at the Shankar hotel and
    are free to depart anytime on Monday 11 October.
    If you wish to extend your stay let me know.




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    VISA.
    The visa for    Final purchased when you arrive at Kathmandu and a
    Thu 23 Oct: Nepal is day of trekking. Six hour walk back to Luklaairport.special dinner awai-
    You require 2 passport photos and $40. This gives a 60-day tourist visa.If you are travelling
                    ting.
    via India and wish to spend time there you need to apply to the Indian consulate for a visa
    4 weeks in
    Fri 24 Oct: advance.
                    08.00hrs flight back to Kathmandu and we get a taxi back to the Shankar
                    hotel. In the afternoon its either beer and swimming pool or sightseeing


    Payment
                    around Kathmandu. We will have a traditional Nepali dinner in the evening

    Sat 25 Oct:     Departure.



    For anyone wishing to extend their time in Kathmandu at the end of the trek, or at the begin-
    The it’s cost of the Just let me know and
    ning,totalno problem.trek is NOK 16.000. I can arrange accommodation.

    An initial
    EWEN deposit of NOK 3.000 is required to secure a place on the trek.
    This deposit is non refundable.
    Then NOK 10.000 is to be paid by 1st August 2011.
    Contact me: e-mail: ewen@adventurenorway.netThe final payment of
                     be 0047 48151854
    NOK 3.000 is to Tel: paid cash on arrival in Kathmandu.
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    This is fully refundable until 26 Sept 2010. After the trek has started no
    refund can be made.

    Payment can be made to:

    Sparebanken Sør:                          Adventure Norway Ltd.
    Account number:                           2801 15 54026
    IBAN:                                     NO36 2801 1554 026
    BIC\SWIFT:                                AASPN022




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