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Annapurna downhill Trek - Kaligandaki trail - 16 Days

This 16 day Kaligandaki downhill trek in Annapurna, Nepal from Australia is brought to you by Sherpa Tours Aust Pty Ltd as a well-planned tour package providing peace of mind and incomparable value in terms of quality of service at best cost. Mostly a downhill journey, this trek offers a tantalising mix of the best that the Annapurna region has to offer along its most developed yet most dramatic trails, the deepest gorge in the world (lying between mountains 8,000 metres and above in height), an arid, Tibet-like landscape, lush green forests and the spiritual meeting point of Hindu and Buddhist cultures. We as one of the top travel agency and tour company specialising in treks and cultural tours to Nepal for Australian travellers create amazing itineraries full of experiences.

 

The Kali Gandaki Trek starts at Jomsom amid the arid Tibet-like landscape of Mustang. At the sacred place of Muktinath, situated at the foot of the Thorong La mountain pass, we will have a day to explore the central temple, local monastery and village, and enjoy wonderful mountain views. Between Jomsom and Muktinath are the typical Mustangvillages of Tukuche, Marpha, Jharkot, with its medieval king’s palace, and Bonpo Gompa. Part of the trail is an ancient trade route between Mustang and Tibet.

To know more about this trek, please click here.

 

This Package

 

We have designed this fully-inclusive Annapurna tour package for people who want peace of mind and great value. All transportation and accommodation is organised by us, as is all support necessary for a comfortable trekking experience. All meals are provided throughout the trek. We want you to relax and enjoy your Himalayan experience in utmost comfort, both in Kathmandu City and during the trek itself. We have carefully selected lodgings along the route to ensure that you always have a wonderful rest, a hearty meal and a comfortable place to stay throughout the journey.

  • You will receive this highly valued package (including airport pick up, drop off, all land transfers, sightseeing, guide & porters, and all accommodations), all at an unbeatable price.
  • You will be in receipt of traditional Nepalese hospitality from the time of booking until the very end of the trip.
  • Your authentic experience in Nepal will include visiting some of the iconic Hindu and Buddhist shrines in the bustling city of Kathmandu, walking through the villages on trek where you will see premitive forms of farming and indigenous way of living, and visiting a village which has an exemplary community living in an ethnic settlement of Gurungs, who  are the predominant race recruited in the famous Gurkha regiment of the British and Indian army, and are known as brave Gurkha soldiers.

 

Our Services

  • Upon booking, a comprehensive trip note will be provided which includes all essential information about the trip;
  • A free pre-departure information session will be provided for groups;
  • A licenced and experienced English-speaking local guide will lead you on your trek and take you on a heritage tour of Kathmandu;
  • The crew on your trek will do their utmost to ensure your safety and comfort;
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and on the trek is carefully selected for your comfort and enjoyment;
  • Our guide will help you with traditional and other culinary experiences in the city and will provide you with a food selection and ordering service on the trek;
  • Our Nepalese team in Australia will work very closely and around the clock with the ground- operating team in Nepal, comprised of trip managers and Sherpas, throughout your entire journey.

 

 

CALL US NOW or simply fill out the booking inquiry form.

 By booking this trip, you will be supporting local economy and child education in rural Nepal.

 

 

Testimonials

1.   Willi and Janet Thomsen, Act, Australia -  

"You organised everything we asked for on the trip exactly as discussed and our full compliments to you and your personnel for an unforgettable trip. We would not hesitate to recommend your company to other treckers. Please feel free to allow us to represent your interests or offer us as referees to any other prospective ACT clients. Thanks for the experience."

2. Click here for a video testimonial from our client.

 

 

Highlights

  • Spectacular sunrise view of Annapura ad Dhaulagiri range from popular vantage point called Poonhill to see Dhaulagiri (8,167m, 7th highest mountain in the world) peak to Manaslu (8,156m, 8th highest mountain in the world ) in the east, with the mighty Annapurna range in between them. The range includes Tukuche Peak (6920m), Nilgiri (6940m), Baraha Shikhar (7847m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m, 10th highest mountain in the world), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna III (7855m), Machhapuchhare (6993m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna II (7937m) and Lamjung Himal (6931m);
  • Bathing at Natural hot spring at Tatopani and walking through the deepest gorge in the world formed by river Kaligandaki;
  • Cultural Village of Jomsom, a gateway to the lost world of Upper Mustang;
  • Major attractions of Mustang villages such as Tukuche, Marpha and Jharkot with their medieval King's Palace and Bonpo Gompa/Monastries;
  • Varied cultural experience of ethnic Nepal including typical Thakali villages in Tukuche and Marpha, and Gurung villages in Ghorepani and Ghandrung;
  • Muktinath, a popular sacred place which is a spiritual meeting point for both Hinduism and Buddhism.

 

Recommendations

  • This trek is geared toward people who are fascinated by Annapurna mountain range and its cultural and spiritual diversity, and are looking for relatively easy but enduring trek in the area.

 

Options

  • If the group departure date doesn't suit you, we can run a private group at a time specified by you (minimum of 2 travellers). Please inquire.
  • You can extend the trip to visit the Everest area, Lumbini or Chitwan National Park for a wildlife safari.

 

Please Call Us Now On 1300 660 226 or

             Fill Out This Booking Inquiry Form.

email: info@sherpatours.com.au

   

Day 01 Arrive at hotel (overnight in hotel).
Day 02 Transfer to Pokhara (827 m/2,713 ft). Evening stroll around Lake Side, Pokhara. Overnight in hotel.
Day 03 Fly to Jomsom (2720m/8924ft). Transfer to hotel and explore the locality.
Day 04 Trek from Jomsom (2720m/8924ft) to Kagbeni (2800m/9186ft). Total Walking Time 3-4 hrs; Total Ascent 100m.
Day 05 Trek from Kagbeni (2800m/9186ft) to Muktinath (3760m/12336ft). Total Walking Time 6-7 hrs; Total Ascent 1000m.
Day 06 Trek from Muktinath (3760m/12336ft) to Marpha (2670m/8760ft). Total Walking Time 6 hrs; Total Descent 1100m.
Day 07 Trek from Marpha (2670m/8760ft) to Kalopani (2530m/8300ft).Total Walking Time 5 hrs; Total Descent 120m.
Day 08 Trek from Kalopani (2530m/8300ft) to Tatopani (1190m/3904ft). Total Walking Time 6-7 hrs; Total Descent 1340m.
Day 09 Trek from Tatopani (1190m/3904ft) to Sikha (1935m/6348ft). Total Walking Time 3-4 hrs; Total Ascent 800m; Total Descent 300m.
Day 10 Trek from Sikha (1935m/6348ft) to Ghorepani (2860m/9383ft). Total Walking Time 5 hrs; Total Ascent 900m.
Day 11 Trek from Ghorepani (2860m/9383ft) to Poon hill (3193m/10476ft), then to Tadapani (2630m/8629ft). Total Walking Time 4-5 hrs; Total Ascent 300m; Total Descent 350m.
Day 12 Trek from Tadapani (2630m/8629ft) to Ghandrung (1940m/6365ft). Total Walking Time 3 hrs; Total Descent 690m.
Day 13 Trek from Ghandrung (1940m/6365ft) to Nayapool (1070m/3510ft) and drive to Pokhara. Total Driving Time 1.5 hrs; Total Walking Time 5-6 hrs; Total Descent 900m.
Day 14 Transfer to Kathmandu
Day 15 Fly back to Kathmandu. Afternoon free for shopping and sightseeing.
Day 16 Final Departure
Notes
  • Information like altitude, total walking times and distance in the day to day itinerary are approxmate only.
  • the itinerary should be regarded as an outline only. The routes may have to be changed due to weather and other unpredictable conditions.
Detailed Itinerary

Inclusion Summary

  • All land transfers, including airport pickups and drop-offs, are provided in a private vehicle;
  • Tourist bus fares to and from Pokhara are covered by us;
  • A domestic flight from Pokhara to Jomsom is covered by us;
  • The national park entrance fee, Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee and sightseeing entrance fee in Kathmandu are covered by us;
  • An English-speaking trekking leader is provided along with a full complement of crew (including Sherpa and porters as necessary) suited to the size of the group;
  • Aforementioned sightseeing in Kathmandu is offered;
  • A first aid kit is carried by the crew at all times;
  • All crew members are fully insured;
  • Food, accommodation and equipment as required for the crew are provided by us.

Accomodation

Accommodation in Kathmandu is at a centrally located 3 star hotel. Accommodation in Pokhara is at a comfortable hotel close to lakeside. Accommodation for the duration of the trek is provided in comfortable lodges.

Meals

Breakfasts are included during the hotel stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara.Three meals a day are included for the duration of the trek.

Transportation

All mentioned land transfers are on private vehicle. Transportation to and from Pokhara is on tourist bus. Transportation from Pokhara to Jomsom is on domestic flight.         

Equipment

Any items necessary for the trip, including personal items such as toiletries, need to be provided by you. A recommended list of items will be included in the trip note which will be provided at the time of booking.

Exclusion Summary

International flights, airport departure taxes, visas, insurance, meals not listed, any optional tours and activities during free time, camera fees, excess baggage charges, personal medical supplies, personal trekking equipment, drinking water on trek, hot water on trek, showers on trek (if available), bar bills, laundry, tips or gratuities and items of a personal nature.

 

Any extra costs incurred due to 'Nepal band' (strikes and closures), natural calamities, flight delays etc. Cancellation of flight etc due to unforeseen uncertainties beyond our representatives and agents control.

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