After you land in the heart of Nepal, the capital city of Kathmandu, our representative will be at the Tribhuvan International Airport to receive you. Shortly, we will reach the hotel. Then, we will brief you on the exciting journey that lies ahead! Kathmandu is also a melting pot of several cultures, medieval and the modern, and the temples, monasteries, palaces around bear’s testimony to its rich history. Before we kick off our journey to the Himalayas, we will find time to see and explore this wonderful city.
This route is known to be a quite strenuous summit. Therefore, having knowledge of the nuances of the path is very important for a successful summit. We shall, therefore, devote two days to have the theoretical understanding of the trek route, the challenges and the awe-inspiring views that are to accompany us throughout the way.
We shall be flying to Pokhara, another popular town for the tourists in Nepal, so much so that it is a must go for anyone that lands into the Himalayan country. Fortified with natural resources, Pokhara is truly a heaven on earth. With multiple places to hang out at the lakeside, with the view of surrounding Phewa Lake, Begnas Lake, Pokhara is, on one hand, a treat to the eye and on the other a perfect place to experience the rich culture of nearby Manang and Mustang valleys with a cosmopolitan touch. We will spend a night in this delightful city.
We will ride on the Siddhartha Highway, with the beautiful view of the hills surrounding us. We will pass through the suburb of Chhorepatun and then to Phudi Bhumdi. The 23 km journey will further move across the Deurali Swara, Kubinde, Sarketari, Badachaur and Lamiswanra before we stop at Phedi. The trip to Tolka will be flat in the beginning before it gets steep, when the destination approaches. Walking with the view of the wilderness of the forest nonetheless is worth every ounce of effort.
First, we will take a plunge to find ourselves in considerably flatter surface later. The rugged path is through the hills and forest. We will ascend again when we are about to reach Jhinu. With trees and forests all around, the place is very tranquil and gives a surreal experience of eternal solace and calm. Jhinu has hot springs where you can soak to rejuvenate your muscles. The experience is truly rewarding! We will spend the night at Jhinu.
Walking in the spring, we get to witness the youthfulness of the rhododendrons across the forest. This unique plant found in the highlands and hilly areas of Asia and North America has medicinal value apart from being aesthetically pleasing. The forest will follow us all our way to Bamboo. We will spend a night at Bamboo.
From Bamboo to Deurali, we will continue our journey through the forest. When we reach Deurali through the rugged trail with ups and downs, the view of Machhapuchhre Himal and Annapurna Range will welcome us. A gentle reminder that we have come nearer to the ultimate zone!
We will consistently elevate uphill. Nevertheless, the Annapurna circuit is not a difficult trek and would not require us to have exhaustive effort. As we reach closer to our destination for the day, Annapurna III, Annapurna I, Gangapurna, loom on the background and magnify. We will spend a night at the Annapurna Base Camp.
We will have around 6-hour long journey in order to reach Singu Chuli base camp. Now the summit will be right before our eyes along with many more mountain ranges before our eyes. The serenity and tranquility there would outweigh the chilliness.
In order to complement our theoretical understanding of the terrain, we will now engage in a practical session. We will train ourselves to effectively make use of ropes, crampons, eights, sticks and other instruments required for the ascent. Safety should be our foremost priority.
We will reach nearer to our penultimate destination after a six-hour long trek through the rugged snowy trail. This will also contribute to slowly acclimatize in the higher altitudes. We reach high camp and rest there for we need a lot of stamina for the next day.
The efforts culminate today in a safe summit to the Singu Chuli Peak. When we reach the top climbing through the steepness, the view is worth every effort put so far. Located in the heart of the Annapurna sanctuary, Singu Chuli will mesmerize you with the view of surrounding mountains. You will almost feel like being in the sea of mountains with all your visualization of a heavenly experience come to life. We will return to the base camp after the successful summit where we will take rest.
After going a little down from the base camp, we will again find ourselves trailing through the hills and the stone stairs, leaves of trees and bushes glittering with morning dews giving us the fresh feeling throughout our journey downhill to Deurali. We can treat ourselves with hot tea which perfectly countervails the chilliness of the weather. We will reach a comparatively flat land, the mountains that seemed dauntingly high now again begin to seem like an image in the posters.
A few ups and downs, then we will reach another village in the Annapurna circuit– Chhomrong. From here we can enjoy the picturesque scenery of Machhapuchhre Himal, Hiunchuli and Annapurna hiding behind the hills, yet there is a clarity that even the ruggedness of the face of a mountain is discernible. Famous among trekkers for an overnight stay, we will spend a night in Chhmorong.
Continuing the adventure at the Annapurna circuit, we will reach another interesting village of Syauli. The place is famous for new agricultural techniques being adopted for fish farming and growing vegetable crops. We will stay overnight in Syauli.
We will reach the place which is generally the entry point for trekkers to the Annapurna Base Camp. To cater to the needs of trekkers, there are several shops where you can get basic amenities that you are likely to need going upwards. We will stay in this Bazaar for a while until we head downhill towards the Pokhara Valley. We will stay in Pokhara for a night. You can enjoy the vibrant nightlife when you are here.
We will have a short flight from Pokhara. The flight time will elapse just having the view of mountains and hills, the pleasant reminders of your feet. In Kathmandu, the parts that remained unexplored earlier could be trailed. Further, Kathmandu offers excellent dishes across all cuisines. You can also buy souvenirs to take back home to share with others or keep for yourself to refresh your memories every time you glance at them.
It is time to bid farewell with a lot of fun-filled memories, an experience of a lifetime and the sense of achievement that comes along. If you are not yet done trailing the mystic mountains, we welcome you to the next trip. If you want this achievement to sink in and plan to come back again for going higher, we will be more than happy and proud to be your travel partners.