Annapurna Circuit Trek (13 days) The Annapurna region is situated in middle north Nepal and is defined by the Kali Gandaki River to the west, the Marsyangdi and Dudh Khola valleys to the east, the Pokhara valley to the south and the Himalaya foothills that run along the Nepal-Tibetan border to the nord. The diverse terrain and variety of cultures of this region make each day's walk a different experience and make the area one of the most popular trekking destination in the country. During this trek it is possible to see some of the beautiful Nepalis mountains like Machhapuchhare, (Fishtail), Annapurnas, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, and many others. This is considered a classical trekking for moderately fit persons. The itinerary has been planned to acclimatize gradually to avoid high altitude sickness. The accomodation will be in lodges on the entire route. Below a short description of the planned itinerary: 1. 16 OCT '10 KTM / BENSHI SAHAR / NGADI (930m) Kathmandu to Benshi Sahar by bus, then to BULBULE with private jeep, about 6-7 hours. The trek start same day from BULBULE to NGADI, about 1 hour. LODGE at NGADI 2. 17 OCT '10 NGADI to JAGAT (1300m) about 7 hours LODGE at JAGAT 3. 18 OCT '10 JAGAT to DHARAPANI (1860m) about 6-7 hours. LODGE at DHARAPANI 4. 19 OCT '10 DHARAPANI to CHAME (2670m) about 6-7 hours trek. LODGE at CHAME 5. 20 OCT '10 CHAME to PISANG (3200m) about 6 hours. LODGE at PISANG 6. 21 OCT '10 TREK PISANG to MANANG (3540m) about 6-7 hours. LODGE at MANANG 7. 22 OCT '10 MANANG STAY (Acclimatization day). Rest day for acclimatization. In the afternoon walk around the MANANG VILLAGE. LODGE at MANANG 8. 23 OCT '10 MANANG to YAK KHARKA (4018m) about 4-5 hours. LODGE at YAK KHARKA 9. 24 OCT'10 YAK KHARKA to THORONG PHEDI (4450m) about 4-5 hours. LODGE at THORONG PHEDI. 10. 25 OCT '10 THORONG PHEDI to MUKTINATH (3760m) Wake up early morning to cross the THORONG-LA PASS (5416m) to MUKTINATH (3760m), about 6 hours. In the afternoon visit of the MUKTINATH TEMPLE and Monastery. LODGE at MUKTINATH 11. 26 OCT '10 MUKTINATH to JOMSOM (2720m) about 5 hours. LODGE at JOMSOM 12. 27 OCT '10 JOMSOM / POKHARA FLIGHT Wake up early morning for breakfast then walk to the JOMSOM airport for flight connect to POKHARA about 25 minutes fly. Upon arrival in POKHARA airport then transfer to Hotel in POKHARA. In the afternoon sightseeing of the Pokhara city and walk round the FEWA LAKE etc. HOTEL MOUNT KAILASH RESORT 13. 28 OCT '10 POKHARA / KTM FLIGHT After breakfast transfer to POKHARA airport for flight connect to KTM. Upon arrival in KTM airport transfer to hotel in KTM by private car. The cost for above program Euro 810.00 per person on twin sharing basis includes: 1. 12 Days Lodge trek arrangement including all meals as breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee. 2. One guide and necessary porters for luggage carrying. 3. KTM / Benshi Sahar / Bulbule transportation by private jeep. 4. JOMSOM / POKHARA flight airfare including airport tax. 5. JOMSOM / POKHARA flight airfare for Sherpa guide. 6. POKHARA one night accommodation at Hotel MT. KAILASH RESORT with breakfast. 7. Trekking permits (TIMS CARD) fee. 8. Annapurna conservation fee (ACAP permit). 9. POKHARA / KTM flight airfare including airport tax. 10. KTM airport to hotel transfer by private car. 11. POKHARA airport to hotel and hotel to airport transportation etc. The above cost does not includes: 1. Private expenses as communication and laundry services. 2. Drinks as cokes, mineral water, juice, beer, and alcohol etc. 3. Tips for guide, porters etc.