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					       Annapurna
        Annapurna
     Basecamp Trek
      Basecamp Trek
                                                                    Duration of tour: 21 days/20 nights




F
        irst brought to the attention of the outside world in      Duration on trek: 12 days
        1956 by Colonel James O.M Roberts, the Annapur-
        na Sanctuary has since become one of the most             Brief Itinerary:
                                                                  Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu – exploration of the city
        sought out for trekking destinations in the world.
                                                                 Day 2-3: Visit of the Kathmandu Valley
Rising 8091 meters above sea-level, Annapurna I, with            Day 4-5: Dive to Pokhara and visit of Pokhara valley
its whole ranges of peaks surrounding it, is simply put a       Day 6-17: On trek
paradise for mountaineers.                                      Day 18: Rest in Pokhara
Our trek to the base camp of these mighty giants, is            Day 19-20: Kathmamdu
                                                                Day 21: Onward destination
also one of the most popular in the Himalayas. Passing
through a most varied landscape in such a short period          Prices: Please contact us for rates
of time, the Annapurna Base Camp trek offers the trek-
ker one of the best chances to witness the great diver-         Altitude:
sity of the Himalayan landscape. Stretching over a pe-          Average altitude: 3000 to 4000 meters
                                                                Maximum Altitude on Trek: Annapurna Base Camp (4131m)
riod of 13 days, we will begin our journey in lush green
hill country, with its many terraced fields and thatched          Number of passes on trek: none
roofed villages, through dense rain and bamboo forest,
finally reaching the natural amphitheater at the midst of          Grade: Moderate/Demanding
the great summits of Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna
                                                                     Best time to visit: Spring and Autumn
South (7219m), Gangapurna (7455m), Annapurna III
(7555m) and Machapuchare (69993m).                                     Destinations covered: Kathmandu and Pokhara valleys, and An-
Before and after the trek, Namkha has also arranged a brief             napurna Sanctuary.
cultural tour of the cultural centers of the Kathmandu and
Pokhara valleys, so that you may marvel at the diversity and
rich heritage of Nepal.




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Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu – Rest - Night in Kathmandu

The flight to Nepal, whether from Bangkok, Delhi or another place, is always an exciting one. Before the final descent into the
valley, on a clear day the entire Himalayan range can be seen from your window. As the plane will make its final descent to the
Kathmandu valley you will have a chance to see from a bird’s eye view thousands of terraced fields of the valley that generations
upon generations of hard-working farmers have carved out of mountains.
    Finally, the plane will touch ground and having completed all the paperwork at the Immigration desk, our friendly Nepali
guide will wait for you outside the terminal building to greet you with the customary ‘Namaste!’
    From the airport we will drive through the busy Kathmandu city center to our pleasant hotel in the more quiet, yet well con-
nected, Chetrapati area. After checking-in and resting for a while, our afternoon will have various options for an initial explora-
tion of the city including the vibrant Kathmandu Durbar Square, with its ancient temples at every corner, or a walk up the long
365 step staircase to the Swayambhunath Stupa, over-looking the entire Kathmandu valley.
    Swayambhunath is one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites of Kathmandu, welcoming pilgrims from all-around
the globe. The complex consists of a variety of shrines and temples, including a Tibetan monastery, all surrounding the white
dome and golden pagoda on which are drawn the eyes of the Buddha. Historically speaking, the concept of the ‘stupa’ appeared
soon after the Buddha’s death as a religious monument in which precious relics of the Buddha himself or other great masters
would be preserved. Stupas would be regarded as the embodiment of the Buddha himself and of his teachings, attracting pil-
grims to circumambulate the structure reciting prayers. In the Tibetan Buddhist world, stupas are found virtually everywhere,
from village squares to remote mountain tops, and act primarily as a reminder of the principles of the Buddhist faith.
    The legend behind the stupa tells us that long long ago, the entire Kathmandu valley was a big lake, in which grew a lotus
at the site of Swayambhu (which means ‘self-created’). The Bodhisattva of wisdom, Manjushri, had a vision of the lotus and
traveled there to worship it. Seeing that the valley could be a good settlement and to make the site more accessible to human
pilgrims, Manjushri thus cut a gorge at the site of Chovar, from where the water was drained out of the lake, leaving the valley
in which Kathmandu now lies. The lotus was thus transformed into a hill and the flower become the Swayambhunath stupa.
    Historically speaking, Swayambhunath is perhaps one of the oldest sites of the Kathmandu valley, dating back to the 5th
Century. It is a site also very revered by Nepali Hindus, who regularly come to the temple for worship.
    Watching sunset atop the hill and watching the wide Kathmandu valley, we will then head back to our Hotel for a special tra-
ditional Nepali welcome dinner!




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Day 2: Visit of Kathmandu Valley - Night in Kathmandu

Our first full day of exploration of the Kathmandu valley will take us to the ancient cities of Patan and Bhaktapur. After a good
breakfast at our hotel, we will take off for the first of these, Patan.
    Patan is the second largest city in the valley and is sometimes referred to as ‘Lalitpur,’ meaning ‘city of beauty.’ Most of it dat-
ing to the Malla era, the main attraction of Patan is its central Durbar Square, absolutely packed with ancient palaces, temples,
and shrines all adorned with bronze gateways, magnificent statues of guardian deities and some of the finest stone, metal and
wood carvings of the country. An absolute architectural feast, Patan’s Durbar Square has a far greater concentration of temples
per square meter than Kathmandu or Bhaktapur, all displaying the outstanding craftsmanship of Newari culture. Visiting temle
after temple, some Buddhists and others Hindu, will project us deep into the faith and religious heritage of the Nepali people.
    Leaving Patan behind, we will now continue our exploration by driving further out of the city to the ancient capital of Bhak-
tapur. The third largest city in the Kathmandu valley, Bhaktapur, just like Patan, is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Known for its rich culture and indigenous lifestyle, Bhaktapur is not only an amalgam of beautiful temples and palaces, but re-
mains the home of a vibrant community of traditional artists with pottery and weaving industries, rich local customs, culture,
festivals and musical feats. Displaying the spectacular skills of Newari artists and craftsmen over several centuries, the Durbar
Square houses the 55-window Palace constructed by King Bhupatindra Malla in the 15th century and which remained home to
the royal family until 1769. It is now converted into a National Gallery displaying some of the finest artwork to be seen.
    Finally after such an explosion of color and fine art, we will leave the site to regain our base and rest for the evening.

Day 3: Visit of Kathmandu Valley - Night in Kathmandu

Our second day of exploration of the Kathmandu valley will take us to two of the holiest sites in the world for Hindus and Bud-
dhists respectively. Leaving our pleasant hotel in the morning, we will begin our journey by driving to the ancient temple complex
of Pashupatinath, on the shores of the Bagmati river.
    The oldest Hindu temple in the Kathmandu valley, Pashupatinath is a temple complex dedicated to the God Shiva, and re-
vered all over the Hindu world. According to legend, it is said that growing tired of his Abode atop Mount Kailash in Tibet, Shiva
went in search of a place where he could reside for some time. Discovering the Kathmandu valley he stayed there temporarily,
gaining great fame as Pashupati, ‘the Lord of the Animals.’




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    Pashupatinath remains till this day one of the sites that all Hindu Shiva followers are to visit and worship once in their life-
time. Sitting by the banks of the Bagmati where Sadhus (holy Hindu renunscients), naked and covered in ashes, with their long
locks sit in meditation on front of the cremation grounds, this timeless site is bound to mark us in a profound manner.
    Leaving Pashupatinath behind we will continue walking through the beautiful Pashupati Park with many small temples dotting
the hill, eventually regaining the main road close to the visually stunning Boudhanath Stupa. Switching from the depths of Hindu
worship to its equivalent with regard to Buddhism, we will now find ourselves in the heart and soul of the Tibetan community of
Kathmandu. Built in the 14th century and the largest stupa in Nepal, Boudhanath can be adequately termed the center of Bud-
dhism in the country. It is since the demise of the Tibetan state however, with the large influx of Tibetan refugees since 1959,
that the area has become home to an even larger array of monasteries and temples. Circumambulating the stupa and turning
the mani wheels with the countless fervent Tibetans around, visiting some of the many beautiful monasteries around, loosing
oneself in the many handicraft shops selling some of the finest Tibetan art and sipping on a cup of tea with old Tibetan grand-
mothers dressed in their traditional chuba, will leave us in a perpetual state of wonder…
    Finally after a long and pious day, with so many images to digest, we will head back to our base for a well-deserved rest in
preparation for tomorrows exciting journey ahead!

Day 4: Drive to Pokhara - Night in Pokhara

After a copious breakfast at our hotel in Kathmandu, we shall pack up and get ready for our onward exploration of Nepal by driv-
ing to the country’s third largest city, Pokhara.
    The drive to Pokhara is one of the most picturesque of the country, following a narrow valley past beautiful hill country vil-
lages with countless terraced fields. Stopping on the way for lunch, we will finally reach the city in the afternoon after a five hour
drive.
    Pokhara is perhaps Nepal’s busiest travel destination, as the city lies at the foot of the Annapurna range, from where all treks
in the area start. We will be staying a little further out of the hustle and bustle of the city by the shores of the beautiful Phewa
Taal (Lake), from where the views of Mt. Machapuchare (Mt. Fishtail) are simply stunning! After checking into our hotel, the re-
mainder of the day will be at our own leisure to rest or walk about the lakeside area of town.




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Day 5: Visit of Pokhara - Night in Pokhara

Today will be our chance to explore Pokhara and its whereabouts. From a list of various options that our friendly guide will sug-
gest we will design our own itinerary, whether that is to take a boat ride on the scenic Phewa Taal, visit the daunting David’s
waterfalls, walk up the hill to the World Peace Pagoda to see the views of Machapuchare or take an acclimatization trek to Sa-
rangkot.

Day 06: Drive to Naya Pool and Trek to Ulleri (2073 meters) – Night at Guest House

Time: 6 Hours
    After an hour’s jeep ride from Pokhara to Naya Pool, we will start our first day’s trek walking in parallel fashion with the Modi
stream, taking us to Birthanti village, a tiny hamlet with several guest houses and chai (tea) shops. Leaving the village behind
we will get back on our trail towards Ulleri by following a path next to the Burungdi stream. A light climb will result in our ar-
rival at the valley of Hile, at an altitude of 1495 meters, and subsequently the valley of Tikhedhunga, at 1525 meters. An almost
vertical climb will finally lead us to Ulleri which is at an altitude of 2073 meters and home to the Magar village where a guest
house will be our night stop.

Day 7: Trek – Ulleri (2073meters) to Ghorepani (2856meters)

Time: 5 Hours
   After a morning chai and breakfast, we will proceed to walk through a ridge going past large forests of oak and rhododen-
dron. We will keep walking towards a hamlet called Banthanti (2250m) where we will stop for a gentle snack. With a few more
hours of walking we will make our arrival at Ghorepani (2856m), a popular and scenic destination in the Annapurna region situ-
ated at an altitude of 2856 meters.

Day 8: Trek – Ghorepani (2856meters) to Tadapani (2625meters)

Time: 5 hours
   Before sunrise today, we will temporarily call off our journey to climb a trail towards Poon Hill (3210m), a point from which



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we can witness the panoramic views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and the Lamjung mountain ranges at sunrise. After a good 30
minutes of taking pictures and relishing the view, we will head back to Ghorepani for a wholesome breakfast. Subsequently, we
will trek towards Tadapani (2625m) along ridges of pine trees and rhododendron where a guest-house will be our accommoda-
tion for the night.

Day 9: Trek – Tadapani (2625meters) to Chhomrong (2020meters)

Time: 5 Hours
   The trail today is a fairly moderate one, starting with a morning descent to Kimrong stream which we will follow using a side
path running along the streamside. Rhododendron will be a common sight on both banks of the stream as we continue our walk
towards Chhomrong. Prior to that however, we will come across Gurjung village before finally arriving at today’s destination.
Chhomrong offers picturesque scenes of the Annapurna South, Hiun Chuli, and Machapuchare coupled with some virgin peaks.


Day 10: Trek – Chhomrong (2020meters) to Dovan (2505 meters)

Time: 5-6 Hours
     Our morning will start with some walking along the Modi Khola (stream) subsequent to which we will cross a suspension
bridge over the Chomro Khola (stream) before taking an acute downward trail to an altitude of 2340 meters at Sinuwa. Moving
in various gentle left and right directions, we will eventually reach Bamboo Hamlet at 2350 meters. At this point the forest is
filled with bamboo trees which is why this placed is named as such. A firm ascent interrupted by a number of streams sees us
reach Dovan for our night stop.

Day 11: Dovan (2505meters) to Deurali (3200meters)

Time: 5-6 hours
     Our morning will commence with a stroll amid rhododendron shrubs and bamboo jungles along a fairly gradual yet upward
trail towards the 3000 meter mark. Our continuous walk will bring us to a ridge where one can see Hinko Cave and once we reach
this point, we will be required to tread the ridge carefully as the cave area and it’s surroundings are subject to small avalanches
which may happen once or twice during the calendar year.



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Day 12: Trek – Deurali (3200meters) to Annapurna base camp (4131meters)

Time: 7-8 Hours
   Today’s climb will be a fairly demanding one as we will make an ascent of about a 1000 meters to the Annapurna base camp.
We will first follow the trail towards the Macchapuchhre base camp, at an elevation of 3900 meters before eventually making
our stop at Annapurna base camp. Our stop gives us a glimpse of the Annapurna sanctuary, which is a trekker’s dream sight.
Annapurna I, Annapurna South and Barah Shikhar are some of the many beautiful peaks on the menu as we rest at our lodge.


Day 13: Annapurna base camp (4131meters) to Sinuwa (2194 meters)

Time: 6 Hours
   At this point we have reached the highest point possible in our itinerary and the following trail will lead us on downwards in
terms of both altitude and physical terrain. Leaving Annapurna behind we walk a few hundred metres south before arriving at
Sinuwa, a tiny little hamlet still overlooking the majestic mountains, albeit from a tiny distance.

Day 14: Sinuwa (2194 meters) to Jhinu hill (1780 meters)

Time: 6 hours
   Our next day’s trip will take us a few hundred meters down again as we make our arrival at Jhinu Hill, where one can have
an early evening dip in the natural hot water spring which this area is known largely for before a quiet nights’ sleep.

Day 15: Jhinu hill to Tolka (1700meters)

Time: 5 hours
   Day 15 of our trek will take us to the Landruk crossing which is a tad bit steep in some areas along the way although it is not
known to be dangerous at all. Our subsequent trail down the crossing will lead us through yet more rhododendron and bamboo




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vegetation until we end our trip at Tolka. It is amazing even at this point that the Mt. Annapurna South and Hium Chuli are still
starkly visible as if to remind us of their omnipresence no matter how far we go.

Day 16: Tolka (1700meters) to Dhampus (1500meters)

Time: 5 hours
    By far one of the easiest days of the itinerary, today sees a descent of about 200 meters only. The first part of the trail is a
climb up a large number of stone steps through a thin jungle until we reach Deurali, where a break can give us the opportunity
to absorb scintillating views of the Pokhara valley in the south and the Annapurna ranges still in contention in the north. A little
while later, we will make a descent to our lodge site, which is located in Dhampus, a beautiful village.

Day 17: Dhampus (1500meters) to Phedi (1143 meters) and drive back to Pokhara

Time: 5 Hours
    Today will be the last day of our trek as we walk to Phedi, where our transport jeep will be waiting to take us to the Pokhara
Valley. The trek to Phedi is a continuation of the previous day’s trip in terms of descent, vegetation and scenery except for the
starkly stronger view of Pokhara valley as one marches forward.
    Reaching Pokhara in the evening we will check into our hotel for a well-deserved rest and hot shower!

Day 18: Exploring Pokhara valley, overnight at hotel

Waking by the beautiful shores of Phewa Taal, today’s program will be at our own leisure, with the options of doing nothing at all
but sleep all day to climbing up the ridge to Sarangkot to see once more the majesty of the Annapurna range.

Day 19: Drive back to Kathmandu, overnight at hotel

After a good breakfast we will sadly have to leave this enchanting place in the morning to start our journey back to Kathmandu.
Driving back through the same picturesque villages on our way to Pokhara we will reach Kathmandu in the afternoon and checkin
to our hotel.




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Day 20: Free day in Kathmandu, overnight at hotel.

Today is an extra day planned in Kathmandu to allow us to do last minute shopping and as a buffer in the case that some un-
foreseen elements could have delayed us on our journey. Your guide who by now will have become a good friend, can take you
around the various shops and help you negotiate the right price for whatever you may want to bring back to your loved ones.

Day 21 : Transfer to airport, departure for your onward destination

In the morning your sad looking guide, who by now will have developed a strong bond with you and will seem so different without
the typical shyness of the start, will take you to the airport for your flight to your onward destination.




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                            Place (Town)        Hotel                        Itinerary Day
                            Kathmandu           Harati (Chetrapati)          1-3
                            Pokhara             Trek - O - Tel               4-5
                            On Trek             Lodge Accommodation          6 - 16
                            Pokhara             Trek - O - Tel               17-18
                            Kathmandu           Harati (Chetrapati)          19 - 20


Hotels and lodges in Nepal vary in style and quality depending on where one travels. Except for journeys to remote valleys where
facilities are still scarce, hotels in bigger settlements are fairly modern with all facilities.
Because we deem that a journey to a foreign land can be very much affected for better or worse by the comfort of where one
can rest and digest what he has seen, Namkha puts up its visitors in A-grade hotels wherever it can.
This being said, although Namkha will always do its best to secure rooms in the below list of hotels with whom we regularly work,
we cannot guarantee this list to be definite, especially during the peak season. If it were to happen that rooms mentioned below
are unavailable at the time of your visit, we will put you up in a different hotel providing a similar quality of service.

While Trekking:

In contrast to other areas like Ladakh or Bhutan, most of the trekking routes in Nepal pass through villages where staying in
simple family-run lodges is a rule rather than an exception. As these will offer not only a more restful sleep but also a deeper
insight into local life, we will be staying in them whenever possible.




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Harati (Chetrapati)

Located in the heart of the ancient city of Kathmandu, Hotel Harati is only a short walk from Thamel and the Kathmandu Durbar Square where shopping,
food and festivities are a common scene. The hotel offers scintillating views of Swayambhu Hill and the city of Kathmandu. With a large garden called Secret
Delights where one can afford tranquility and peace and the Supaku restaurant which offers Nepali delicacies, it is a commendable hotel.

Trek-O-Tel (Pokhara)

Trek-O-Tel hotel, one of the newest hotels in lakeside Pokhara, is a compelling theatre to view the fabulous vistas of Phewa lake
and Fishtail Mountain. The luxury of this quiet lakeside retreat embraces travelers with the charm of a private residence. Trek-
O-Tel offers clean and elegant accommodation coupled with the genuine friendliness of a family run hotel. It is a three star hotel
with 42 centrally air conditioned rooms with some windows facing the Phewa Lake & some facing the Fishtail Mountain along the
Annapurna Range. The hotel’s restaurant offers Nepalese, Indian and Chinese cuisines. The in-house bakery is very popular for
freshly baked delicacies. For the more adventurous, there are a myriad of eateries in the area.




Food

Throughout your journey with Namkha, you will be provided with a blend of Nepali, Continental, Chinese and Indian cuisine.
For those of you that have difficulty with spices, there will always be an option for a ‘non-spicy’ meal. Breakfasts are usually
continental (bread, jam, coffee etc…) and lunch is mostly buffet style. All places where we will eat are safe and known for their
cleanliness and hygiene.

Because big cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara have a wide array of eateries, dinners in these places are not counted in the
package so that you may choose what’s palatable to your taste buds!




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As one of the leading Trekking expert in the area, Namkha works only with dedicated, experienced and knowledged staff. When
you join us on a trek all details from the obvious to the most minute are taken into consideration. You are only expected to carry
a small day pack with you and to be able to walk up to six/seven hours a day. Our staff consists of a full team of guide, porters,
cooks and helpers, who will facilitate your walk in all the ways possible. We regularly receive comments from visitors acclaim-
ing the kindness and dedication of our trekking staff, whether it is about the quality of food that the cooks can prepare in such
conditions or how helpers give that special morning wake-up coffee with a smile!
     In Nepal all bags and equipment are carried by Nepali porters, usually belonging to the Sherpa community. Namkha Journeys
is itself very involved in the protection and well-being of the porter community in Nepal, so our customers can rest assured that
all our staff are well-cared for and respected. Your accommodation is arranged in high-quality branded mountain tents and if
needed we can provide you with a high-altitude sleeping bag.




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Namkha Journeys has always believed in a philosophy whereby any trek or tour organized by the company should involve foster-
ing close relationships with the destination’s community, culture and development in any manner possible. Although stricken by
political and socio-economic problems during the larger part of the decade, Nepal has seen a robust increase in tourism arrivals
since 2008. As tourism arrivals increase and trek bookings swell simultaneously, there is an economically disadvantaged group
that has long been ignored by the government of Nepal, travel agents and tourists alike. They are Nepal’s 150,000 porters,
among which a large percentage include children. In line with our efforts to provide the best holiday experiences in Nepal while
practicing responsible tourism at the same time, we have partnered with Care Porter Nepal, a newly established non-profit or-
ganization whose mission is to protect the livelihood and families of porters. The organization was established in 2006 by Furwa
Jangbu Sherpa (The Sherpa ethnic group forms a major part of the porter community) with help from a team of volunteers. It
organizes activities and programs such as providing health care, medicine, clothing and training to porters. It also organizes
support programs for porters’ family members, all in an attempt to improve their quality of life. Since the tourism industry is so
vital to Nepal’s economy and porters are an integral part of it, Namkha, in tandem with Care Porter Nepal believes that porters’
co-operation and well being must be taken into account. As a result, we will be donating 10% of the income generated from your
tour/trek towards this project and it’s worthy cause.

    Since a part of your holiday payment goes to this cause, we will take you to the office premises of Care Porter Nepal to see
how your contribution is helping porters in a way that would have been impossible only a few years earlier. For more information
on the activities of Care Porter Nepal, please visit www.careporternepal.org.




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anagar                                                                     mustang




                                                                  annapurna I

                                       annapurna base camp                    annapurna III

                                   Annapurna south                  deorali
                                                                                  annapurna II
                                                                   dovan
                                                       sinuwa

                                                tadapani
                                                                           machapuchare
                                         ghorepani          chomrong
                                                            jhinu hill
                                            ulleri
                                                                thokla
                                                                    dhampus
                                           naya Pool
                                                                      phedi




                                    pokhara
           nepalganj


                                                                                                           kathmandu                               solu Khumbhu


                                                                                                                                 nagarkot


                                                                                                             patan   Bhaktapur        Dhaulikhel




                         lumbini                                                                 chitwan




                                                                                                                                                             biratnagar




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                                 annapurna I

      annapurna base camp                    annapurna III

  Annapurna south                  deorali
                                                 annapurna II
                                  dovan
                      sinuwa

               tadapani
                                          machapuchare
        ghorepani          chomrong
                           jhinu hill
           ulleri
                               thokla
                                   dhampus
          naya Pool
                                     phedi




    pokhara




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The best seasons to visit Nepal are Spring and Autumn. During the months of March till May, the country enjoys beautiful days
and moderately cold nights. Flowers are in full bloom and it is a perfect time to go trekking towards in the Annapurna and Ever-
est regions. The months of September till the end of November are equally sunbathed. The autumn light is particularly clear
compared to the Spring and offers a photographer’s paradise!
    Although the weather can be cold in the winter, with snow in upper valleys, the winter months can prove to be the best time
for a cultural tour of Nepal with the Kathmandu and Pokhara valleys enjoying mild weather. If you plan to visit the southern Terai
plains in Chitwan or Lumbini for example, then winter will be an ideal time to go.
    Summer corresponds to the monsoon season in Nepal. Although the days are often cloudy and rainy, summer provides an
excellent opportunity to see the exceptional fauna and flora of the country in full bloom. For exceptionally high altitude trekking
such as Upper Mustang, summer is the only season possible. Adding to this, as Spring and Autumn can often be a little crowded
with tourists, Winter and Summer can provide a much more peaceful and exclusive journey.




                                              Temperature Chart for Nepal


 C°             Jan       Feb       Mar       Apr       May       Jun       Jul       Aug       Sept      Oct       Nov       Dec
                Max. 19   Max. 20   Max. 25   Max. 30   Max. 30   Max. 30   Max. 20   Max. 29   Max. 27   Max. 23   Max.23    Max. 20
 Kathmandu      Min. 2    Min. 4    Min. 8    Min. 11   Min. 16   Min. 20   Min. 21   Min. 20   Min. 19   Min. 15   Min. 4    Min. 2

                Max. 20   Max. 21   Max. 27   Max. 30   Max. 30   Max. 30   Max. 30   Max. 30   Max. 29   Max. 27   Max. 23   Max. 20
 Pokhara        Min. 8    Min. 8    Min. 11   Min. 16   Min. 19   Min. 20   Min. 21   Min. 21   Min. 20   Min. 18   Min. 11   Min. 8

                Max. 24   Max. 26   Max. 33   Max. 35   Max. 35   Max. 35   Max. 33   Max. 33   Max. 32   Max. 31   Max. 29   Max. 24
 Chitwan        Min. 7    Min. 8    Min. 12   Min. 18   Min. 20   Min. 23   Min. 24   Min. 24   Min. 22   Min. 18   Min. 12   Min. 8




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Price includes                              Single room supplement: $80
     All transport by private car/jeep      Single lodge supplement: $30
     All Hotels (twin sharing basis)
     Breakfasts and lunches in Kathman-     Important Note
     du and Pokhara                            Whilst every effort is made to keep the
     All meals on trek                         above itinerary, Namkha urges its clients to
     All Permits and National Park Fees        consider that this is an adventure travel in a
     Full fledged trekking package (food,      remote mountain region. Due to such pos-
     cooks, helpers etc…)                      sible factors as weather conditions, flight
     English speaking local expert guide       delays, road conditions and vehicle break-
     Porters                                   downs amongst others, this itinerary may
     Insurance of Guide and Porters            undergo changes without prior notice.
     All entrance fees
                                            Note on process of booking
Price doesn’t include                           If you are interested in this itinerary and
     International Flights (although we         would like to enquire about booking a tour
     can provide ticketing services sepa-       with Namkha Journeys please e-mail us for
     rately)                                    further details.
     Airport tax                                Once your tour is booked and secured, we
     Dinners except on trek                     will send you a detailed booklet filled with
     Personal gear and clothing                 useful information to prepare for your jour-
     Tips                                       ney.
     Any expenses of personal nature
     Personal Medical Insurance
     Trip cancellation insurance
     Visa fee




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