Annapurna Express Trek

Facts of the Trip

Duration: 12 Days

Highest access: 5416m

Group Size: Min 2 to Max 14

Location: Annapurna Conservation Area project (ACAP)

Grade: Easy/Moderate

Best season: Feb, March, April, May and Sept, Oct, Nov & Dec

Culture: Cultural program with Special Dinner

Transportation: Private vehicle/Tourist Bus/flight

Accommodation: Hotel/Tea House

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner + Tea or Coffee

  • Annapurna Express Trek
  • Annapurna Express Trek Itinerary
  • Cost Info
  • Guidelines

Annapurna Express Trek is one of the most popular trekking route as well as short Trekking destination. which lies in central and several mid western Himalayan range of Nepal. We will start from Beshisahar to get imagination landscape, trace, green forest, waterfall, Marsyingdi different species of birds, animal, reptiles, and mammals also colorful butterfly. Exotic panoramic view from Thorang-la Top 5416 m, Annapurna express trek takes you through many remote villages, forest and Hills and take pleasure in viewing many extraordinary mountain ranges like Annapurna III, Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, Manaslu massive and many more during the Trek

Muktinath temple this temple is very devoted to Hindu people and most of the traveler visit this place in the main occasion of Janai Purnima with believe to get rid of their sin- at the spot we can get the view of lord Bhishnu with 108 tap of water and inside water always lamp shinning. Local people celebrates different Buddhist style. and  variety's of Natural Hot spring, cave, also world highest lake we can find easy walk to reach high pass called Throng la 5416m, also Tilicho lake 4919 m high and many snow covered mountain are  Dhaulagiri 8147m, Nilgiri, Thapa peak and Mustang get way in Kagbeni and Jomsom is an Amazing for the trip.

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Day 01
Arrival at Kathmandu 1,400m Welcome by Himalayan Magic Treks member and direct transfer to hotel in Kathmandu with Bed & Breakfast
Day 02
Drive to Besi-shar(7,60m)again drive by Local Jeep to  Chame (2,670m) 4/5 hours overnight at Lodge (Breakfast,Lunch ,Dinner)
Day 03
Trek to Pisang (3,200m) 5/6 hours overnight at Lodge (Breakfast,Lunch ,Dinner)
Day 04
Trek to Manang (3,540m) 5 hours overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch ,Dinner)
Day 05
Rest day for Acclimatization at Manang overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch ,Dinner)
Day 06
Trek to Yak Kharka (4,050m) 5 hours overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch ,Dinner)
Day 07
Trek to Thorong High Camp (4,925m) 5 hours overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch ,Dinner)
Day 08
Early morning we will have breakfast than climb up to the Throng-la Pass 5,416m, after we Trek down to get Muktinath 3,760 m 7/8 hours overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch ,Dinner)
Day 09
Trek to Jomsom (2,720m) 5/6 hours overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch ,Dinner)
Day 10
Early morning we take flight from Jomsom to Pokhara(8,20m) 25 minuets transfer to Hotel with Bed & Breakfast.
Day 11
Drive  back to Kathmandu Hotel Evening Dinner together with Typical Nepali culture.
Day 12
Departure from Kathmandu to your onward destination.

The Trip cost will be vary Depending on the Group Size Duration of days and Services required please contact us via Our email info@himalayanmagictreks.com with your Details to Obtain a Quote.

Cost includes:

  • Airport Picks up & Drops by private Car / Van
  • All Transportation above program
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) including cup of Tea or coffee each meals time
  • All the nights accommodation on Guest House ( Lodge ) during the trekking
  • 2 Nights accommodation star Hotel in Kathmandu on B / B plan
  • An English Speaking Guide
  • One porter for two Guest's to carry your Luggage
  • Duffle Bag to protect your stuff during the Trek
  • All Government local Taxes
  • Annapurna conservation Fees
  • (TIMS)Trekkers information Management System)
  • First Aid kit Compulsory from Agency
  • Guide and porter salary
  • Guide & porter insurance During the trekking and extra services according to the guest per Demand.
  • company T-shirt as a gift
  • Tour certificate
  • Farewell dinner
  • Departure transport for Airport

Cost excludes:

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu/Pokhara 
  • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses such as Alcoholic Beverage drinks,phone and Laundry.
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance.Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects.
  • Tips
Acute Mountains Sickness (AMS) sign:

Headache, often with the loss of appetite, nausea vomiting, tiredness, dizziness, distributed sleep. What to do? Stay at height for 1-2 days in lower place to acclimatization, descend or use diamox  (250mg every 12 hours).

HACE signs:

Severe headache, loss of balance/coordination, staggering, irrational behavior, confusion, drowsiness, coma, death (Sometimes in a few hours)
What to do? Check with straight-line heel-to-toe walking.  HACE victims cannot do it. DESCEND immediately , even at night, at least 1000m with someone else, oxygen, Gamow bag, keep patient warm, diamox to be safe also take hot garlic soup

HAPE Signs:

Breath (even at rest), dry cough/pink or rusty spit, blue lips/nails, very tired, low fever, gurgling breath, drowsy, coma, death.
What to do? See HACE + Nifedipine

PREVENTION:

Ascend slow (300-500m/day) don’t exert yourself, eat high carbohydrate foods, drink lots of water and locals recommend garlic soup avoid alcohol and caffeine.

For information in Manag / at least Listen Guide suggestion

Visit HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association) doctors’ talk at 3pm( Mar-Apr, Oct-Nov)

Safety FIRST

Sprains and stains

Probably the most common accident in the area, Steep terrain and rough trails may cause many people strain their knees and ankles. Remember stretch before you start walking, take your time avoid trekking in the night time, and bring joint support bandages if you require hem.
Health posts. There are at least one health post in every VDC of the Area. This facility is open to trekkers who require medical attention. A novel a you can help the Health post is to leave any unwanted medicines at the center at the end of your trek. This may help other fellow trekkers ho need urgent medical care.
Rescue operation- how to be prepared?
We will be serious in this case to protect our clients in the Mountain and it should be able to organize a rescue evacuation for you quickly in your critical situation. If not the following precautions may prevent a long wait for a helicopter for rescues during emergency.
  Have travel insurance and carry your insurance policy number with you.
  Carry a credit card with you.
  Do the coordination with your Tour Guide to connection with responsible person of HMT to quick Rescue services to safe your Life
  Clients should Keep in touch with Company Manager during your travel time and Do not trust only Guide for this Emergency case
  Guest should be able to check First aid kit with your Guide , who goes to Mountains to guiding you and avoid trekking on your own.

Other problems:

•    Sick, Doctors at VDC health posts, Foreign doctors in Manang ( March-April,  Sept-early December)
•    Helicopter evacuation, You have to call in Kathmandu HMT Office 01-4378206 or 9849166578 (Nabin) directly with your guide support
-    Have a credit card and travel insurance number
•    Donkeys/Mules/yak: stay on the uphill side of these beasts.
•    Leeches: stay on trail use salt to get rid of them, avoid the monsoon season.
•    Full lodges: stop early don’t arrive in a place with 1-2 lodges at dusk, carry a tent
•    Hypothermia: when cold and or wet. Starts with shivering, progressing to slurred speech, stumbling, confusion, death.
Safe and non-pollution drinking water

Please do not buy bottled water as most bottles end up polluting the environment. Using untreated rive and tap water is a sure bet to get diarrhea, giardia etc. Use:
Safe drinking water stations:

To reduce plastic after, ACAP & New Zealand Overseas Development Assistance have established these station. Refill your bottle with this Ozonated water, safer and cheaper than mineral water (mostly NRs 60-70)

Stations

Settlement 

Price NRs/Liter

Settlement 

Price NRs/Liter

Muktinath

70

Pisang

70

Kagbeni

70

Chame

70

Jomsom

 70

Bagarchhap

70

Marpha

70

Tal

70

Tukuche

70

Jhinu Danda

70

Larjung

70

Ghorepani

70

Lete

70

Ulleri

70

Ghasa

70

Ghandruk

60

Letdar

70

 Tadapani

70

Manang

70

Landruk

70

Yakharka

70

Chhomorong

70

•    Iodine tablets: Use 1 tablet per liter and wait 30 min. Hide foul taste with lemon or orange flavored powder.
•    Boiled and filtered water  fairly safe but not so good if boiled with firewood
•    Your own water filter would be recommended during the Trek
Reducing pollution and environmental impacts
•    Carry out what you carry in
•    Take your empty batteries home stay / eat in loges than cook in gas/kerosene and have solar showers
•    Order the same  food for several people at the same time to cooking easily to saving time to reach for destination on time without any risk
•    Wear warm clothes rather than having the rooms heated
•    Don’t defecate new after sources
•    Dump garbage only at proper bins or pits
•    A high altitudes (4000m) do not even throw way biodegradable junk
•    Do not disturb wildlife
•    Do not hurt or remove animals and plants in the protected areas
•    Do not buy items made from wildlife parts, It will be illegal in the sum of dangerous case
•    Don’t accept “free” plastic bags.

Important to take along

•     Copy of passport , travel insurance and entry permit should have always with you or Guide
•    Credit card ( in case of evacuation)
•    Iodine tablets, water bottle sunscreen, long-sleeved shirt, ha sun glasses, lip balm, insect repent.
•    Warm clothes, thermal underwear, gloves, good boos, trekking pole( optional)

Culturally acceptable behavior

You are a guest In Nepal and it is appreciated if you behave like one:

•    Dress decently( no short shorts or revealing clothes)
•    Do not show affection in public
•    Do not buy antiques
•    Do no point your feet(unclean) to people and point with full hand not with one  finger
•    Do not step over persons
•    Do not touch or step over offerings(re powder, flowers/rice)
•    Do not use your left hand( dirty)
•    Receive and give with two hands
•    Ask permission before taking people’s photographs.
•    Do  not ask local kids for school pens or sweets( don’t give either)
•    Discourage begging, pay fair prices
•    Take off your shoes before entering a monastery
•    Go clockwise around Stupas,  Temples or world Heritage sides etc
•    Do not eat smoke or be loud a religious sites
•    Women should avoid touching monks/lamas

Some ACAP activities:

Together with local communities

•    Visitor centers:  info + leaflets on local villages and culture, local guided tours, festival dates. In Bhulbhule- Check post, Koto-Check post, Manang-informaion center, Jomsom- Check post.
•    Mustang Eco Museum at S-end of Jomsom: Local culture, nature, geology
•    Garbage/pollution control: awareness, incinerators clean-up campaigns, toilets.
•    Conservation: tree planting oil conservation river bank protection biodiversity surveys n projection.
•    Alternative emery; micro Hyde plans, solar water heaters, light etc.
•    Trail improvement: widening, paving, bridges, signs.
•    Agriculture and endear development community infrastructure.
•    Health services support
•    Conservation education
•    Heritage conservation
•    Lodge management and training
•    Training of guides and porters
•    Signs and notice boards
•    Safe drinking water stations