Monday, November 5, 2012

Revised Nepal Annapurna Trek 16 days Itinerary

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This picture was taken at Ghandrung on the Day 4 morning after I woke up from my bed at about 5.30am-6.00am. What a wonderful morning!!!

We had changed our road trek during our trekking. Initially, we planned to complete the trek in 10 days to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) but end up we changed it and completed in 9 days.

The reason was due to we had met a Hong Kong guy who was also doing the trek to ABC where he planned to complete in 9 days. We started our trek together, then our guide suggested us to complete in 9 days if possible, and we will have one more day which could spend in Kathmandu for site seeing. Of course, our guide did not say a "Must" to complete in 9 days, we can say no if physically could not do so.

Of course, this change will make our trek much more difficult, not only physically but also mentally. After I discussed with my wife, we decided to try to complete in 9 days. However, we did not force ourselves, we would stop wherever we want if we could not do it.

To us, this was a grim test for our physical stamina and energy. However, we did it!!!!

Here is the revised trekking itinerary:
Day 1 Singapore - Bangkok -  Kathmandu
Day 2 Thamel - Swayambhu (Monkey temple) - Pashupatinath - Patan Durbar Square - Shree Boudhanath - Thamel
Day 3 Kathmandu - Pokhara
Day 4 Pokhara - Nayapul - Ulleri (trekking start day)
Day 5 Ulleri - Ghorepani
Day 6 Ghorepani - Phoon Hill - Tadapani - Ghanrung
Day 7 Ghandrung - Chomrong - Sinuwa
Day 8 Sinuwa - Himalayan Hotel - Deurali
Day 9 Deurali - Machhapuchharey Basecamp - Annapurna Base Camp
Day 10 Annapurna Base Camp - Himalayan Hotel - Bamboo
Day 11 Bamboo - Chomrong - Jhinu (Hot Spring) Walk 1 hr
Day 12 Jhinu - Nayapul - Pokhara (trekking end day)
Day 13 Pokhara - Devi's Fall (waterfall) - Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave - Seti River Gorge (water from Himalayan) - Fewa Lake - Pokhara
Day 14 Pokhara - Kathmandu - Thamel (Shopping)
Day 15 Thamel - Baktapur Durbar Square - Kathmandu Durbar Square - Thamel
Day 16 Thamel - Kamanthu - Bangkok - Singapore

Highlighted in Red, was the change we had made and also the actual trekking days.

For original Itinerary, please refer back to here.
Original trek plan:
Day 04: Pokhara to Hile or Tikhe Dhunga (1540m)
Day 05: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2775m)
Day 06: Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3210m) and trek to Tadapani (2540m)
Day 07:  Tadapani to Chhomrong (2210m)
Day 08: Chhomrong to Bamboo (2300m)
Day 09: Bamboo to  Deurali  (3200m)
Day 10: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp(ABC) (4130m)

Day 11: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2340m)
Day 12: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1750m)
Day 13: Jhinu Danda to Pokhara1990m) 


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